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I was minding my own business, doing some research .. (vanity)
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| April 17, 2012
Posted on 04/17/2012 3:32:31 PM PDT by knarf
I used to spend hours in a library going from book to fascinating book ...
TOPICS: Business/Economy; Education; Miscellaneous; Society
KEYWORDS: banana; republic
I used to spend hours in a library going from book to fascinating book just reading for the sheer joy of it.
Today has been a very weird day for us and a series of events had me looking up the definition of Balkanized.
THAT led to Banana Republic and it is THIS definition that just synopsized and sat me down for some time.
I'm still comparing and contrasting this one page with present United States.
posted on 04/17/2012 3:32:43 PM PDT
Plenty for comparison nit much in the contrast arena.... more’s the shame
posted on 04/17/2012 3:46:55 PM PDT
The US is dependant on a single export?
posted on 04/17/2012 3:50:57 PM PDT
I never knew where the term "Banana Reoublic" came from, for starters.And within that little paragraph about O Henry were conveniently hyperlinked words that in a very short time, added a lot of flesh to a lot more than what your question asked.
There is a lot of interesting history.
posted on 04/17/2012 4:04:07 PM PDT
(I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
Debt, from local to Fed? Considering our debt has passed GDP, you could stretch it to say we export public debt. The second paragraph definitely sounded familiar.
posted on 04/17/2012 5:25:27 PM PDT
(You can't kill an Obamazombie by destroying the brain...they didn't have one to begin with.)
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