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by firecat69
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Democracy will Prevail
Replies: 5
Views: 58

Re: Democracy will Prevail

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_G._Stavridis

There are few who have as deep knowledge of the world as this man.
by firecat69
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Democracy will Prevail
Replies: 5
Views: 58

Re: Democracy will Prevail

Try reading the article more carefully. Rose Colored glasses he certainly does not have. He starts off with statistics that less then 1/2 the world's population live in Democracies. But of course the following is what made you dislike the article because he says clearly what China is and how they ha...
by firecat69
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Democracy will Prevail
Replies: 5
Views: 58

Democracy will Prevail

A fabulous article IMHO by one the most learned men in International Affairs.

http://time.com/5336615/democracy-will-prevail/
by firecat69
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Consequences of Trump's Win - 5
Replies: 89
Views: 1964

Re: Consequences of Trump's Win - 5

Churchill, FDR, Mandela , Obama , Eisenhower etc etc etc . Were these, and many others, crooks? I think not! Eisenhower, Churchill, FDR are all before I was born. Amazing someone needs to go back that far to think of some who MAY have been decent. I couldn't say. Mandela wasn't really a politician....
by firecat69
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Consequences of Trump's Win - 5
Replies: 89
Views: 1964

Re: Consequences of Trump's Win - 5

No doubt the Supreme Court screwed up and now there is more money then ever in the US political system. However what will be said if despite the ridiculous amount of money the Koch Brothers and others may put into the system , the Republicans get thrown out of power in the House and maybe but less l...
by firecat69
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Consequences of Trump's Win - 5
Replies: 89
Views: 1964

Re: Consequences of Trump's Win - 5

As usual anyone who paints anything with such a broad brush has no idea what he is talking about. Politicians are like people , there are good ones and bad ones and many in between. I feel sorry for anyone who comes from a country where they have to think all politicians are crooks because then they...
by firecat69
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Consequences of Trump's Win - 5
Replies: 89
Views: 1964

Re: Consequences of Trump's Win - 5

The way I heard it, the politicians were simply being politicians - the Democrat politicians would in my opinion behave the same way if the situation was reversed. Please in your vast knowledge of US Politics tell me when the Democrats behaved like the Republicans in the Benghazi hearings as well t...
by firecat69
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Consequences of Trump's Win - 5
Replies: 89
Views: 1964

Re: Consequences of Trump's Win - 5

What a disgrace - and what a total farce! How many Americans are ashamed, as they should be. of the foul behaviour of these people (and I am so tempted to use a very different word for them)? And this form of adversarial politics is what the United States considers an example to the rest of the wor...
by firecat69
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Thai Court Rules Against Airbnb
Replies: 34
Views: 1915

Re: Thai Court Rules Against Airbnb

Why is it that the vast majority of these problems seem to be in Asian Countries? At last count I have stayed in 27 different countries using Airbnb and don't see any articles about their problems. I've said it before it is up to the Building Management to do what their owners want. If they want no ...
by firecat69
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: NATO
Replies: 13
Views: 218

Re: NATO

I just watched his press conference at NATO. If Trumps lips are moving he is bold face lying. Some other simple facts . US does not spend 4% on military but rather this year it will be 3.3% and will decline every year after that eventually settling about 2.7%. The problem is the Press asks stupid qu...

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