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The Brussels Journal is conservative. Notice the editorial comes from De Standaard. Interesting comments to the quote can be found by using the link, as well. I like those that suggest if Europeans vote in our elections, do we get to bill them for the cost of their defense (by US) since 1945? Do we get to tax them, impose our laws on them?
1 posted on 01/04/2008 2:06:37 AM PST by 1Peter2:16
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To: 1Peter2:16

The link didn’t seem to work. Try:

http://www.brusselsjournal.com/node/2825

This one works. I think!


2 posted on 01/04/2008 2:09:25 AM PST by 1Peter2:16
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The international community was able to limit America’s hegemony somewhat through organisations for international consultation, agreements and the corresponding judicial apparatus. But that system is in crisis, partly through the actions of the current American president.

Admissions and confessions of those who would do us in for their own benefit...

3 posted on 01/04/2008 2:09:52 AM PST by x_plus_one (The entire Islamic moral universe devolves solely from the life and teachings of Muhammad.)
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yeah right, right after you give the US CONSERVITIVES THE right to vote in your country
4 posted on 01/04/2008 2:10:08 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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The international community was able to limit America’s hegemony somewhat through organisations for international consultation, agreements and the corresponding judicial apparatus. But that system is in crisis, partly through the actions of the current American president.

Food for Oil.

World Bank.

-PJ

5 posted on 01/04/2008 2:11:44 AM PST by Political Junkie Too (Repeal the 17th amendment -- it's the "Fairness Doctrine" for Congress!)
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I think the word “demand” is a little strong. They can’t demand anything, they might wish or fantasize, but that’s about it.


6 posted on 01/04/2008 2:11:57 AM PST by webheart
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I think we should let those arrogant, scumbag Euro-Libs vote.

Cluster or incendiary?

8 posted on 01/04/2008 2:14:14 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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Entitlement mentality gone mad. So, the Euro-whiners want the vote here because they have a stake in the outcome? Too bad. Children, convicts, and barnyard animals also have a stake in the outcome but they can’t vote here either.
There must be something wrong with the Euros’ logic.


10 posted on 01/04/2008 2:14:52 AM PST by atomic conspiracy (Rousing the blog-rabble since 9-11-01)
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Well, then they can walk in from Mexico, just like everyone else!


11 posted on 01/04/2008 2:16:12 AM PST by Gulf War One
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"A weakened dollar and an immense budget deficit affect the global economy."

If our Fed. needs to lower the rate again, it will do so in order to save our economy and the global economy, to some extent, from worse misery. That will probably result in the continuation of the (hopefully) gradually falling dollar. The alternative might be a worldwide market crash...

Maybe Europeans can have their Harry Potter-esque (Peter-Pan-like, even) politicians dream of empires lost and find a good solution, but I doubt it.

Oil is going up due to limitations in supplies and increasing demands. Chinese and Indian workers are getting wealthier and wanting more of the toys that they make. One results is that the dollar goes down relative to other currencies. We can't stop those things from happening without making situations far worse.
12 posted on 01/04/2008 2:18:45 AM PST by familyop ("G-d is on our side because he hates the Yanks." --St. Tuco, in the "Good, the Bad, and the Ugly")
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Remember the news story from 2004 that claimed if foreigners could vote, John Kerry would have won the election? My response was: Big deal, if the animal kingdom could vote, Ralph Nader would be our next president!


13 posted on 01/04/2008 2:19:22 AM PST by Berosus (Support our troops, bring them home -- from Bosnia.)
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I demand the right to determine the editorial policies of the European media. That seems to be who calls the shots there and I have a stake in the trash they feed to their terminally gullible audience.
I also want to sit on the boards of the 10 largest European corporations. I definitely have a stake in what they do.


15 posted on 01/04/2008 2:23:29 AM PST by atomic conspiracy (Rousing the blog-rabble since 9-11-01)
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Huckabee is on record saying that to demand proof of citizenship before allowing someone to register to vote is racist. So I suppose the Huckster would be their man — although Huck thinks it should be illegal for a patriotic American who holds dual citizenship to vote in another country’s elections.


16 posted on 01/04/2008 2:25:15 AM PST by Bushwacker777
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Ooo, Oooo. Let ME say it...

Go to HELL, Europe!


17 posted on 01/04/2008 2:25:33 AM PST by Mobile Vulgus
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If Europeans want to vote in American elections, they will have to do it like all the rest and come here through Mexico.


18 posted on 01/04/2008 2:30:06 AM PST by muir_redwoods (Free Sirhan Sirhan, after all, the bastard who killed Mary Jo Kopechne is walking around free)
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I think the EU-elite are going to make one serious effort to bell the cat before they are displaced by Muslims.

They will use "international law" and organizations (they actually take the UN seriously!), and the 35% of the US population that agrees with them, to attempt to take us down.

19 posted on 01/04/2008 2:36:58 AM PST by Jim Noble (Trails of trouble, roads of battle, paths of victory we shall walk.)
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Add this to their list:

... American greatness makes Brussels feel like little crapsters.

20 posted on 01/04/2008 2:41:42 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (ETERNAL SHAME on the Treasonous and Immoral Democrats!)
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De Standaard simply printed the winning entry of the “Rant Like Olbermann” contest.


22 posted on 01/04/2008 2:49:38 AM PST by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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The US did this ever since WWII.


23 posted on 01/04/2008 2:52:41 AM PST by Rummenigge (there are people willing to blow out the light because it casts a shadow)
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I don’t realize how old I am until these types of whines start showing up, and I recall how little people know of diplomacy, intellectual exchange, etc.

As much as the whine is there, they don’t wish to have the right to vote so much as the right to determine which candidates we’re able to vote for. European socialists are watching this, and they’re not sure who to root for - they know a Hillary win would bring back the cold shoulder they got from Slick, an Obama win means nothing to them, same with Edwards, since neither came calling upon the European intellectuals for advice.

And heaven help the idea of a conservative in the White House again.

But I suppose it makes for better reading for them vs column inch after column inch about how their much desired multiethnic society is falling apart, how their socialized medicine is falling apart, and how quickly the tax base is shrinking vs the ever growing dependant class.

Better to hate the world’s largest economy than to contemplate the idea of making one’s own into something to be admired. That might mean losing one of those six weeks of vacation or the unsocialist idea of a 40 hour work week.


25 posted on 01/04/2008 2:55:44 AM PST by kingu (Fred08 - The Constitution is the value I'm voting for. What value are you voting for?)
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First, lhe libs shouldn’t be allowed to vote in their OWN countries.
26 posted on 01/04/2008 2:56:24 AM PST by ryan71
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