Posts by neutronsgalore

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  • Gaza farmers launch produce export season

    11/28/2011 8:25:54 PM PST · 13 of 13
    neutronsgalore to fallujah-nuker

    Now that was damn funny! Along with the Palestinian fire-alarm.

  • Medvedev threatens to target U.S. missile shield in Europe if no deal is reached

    11/26/2011 8:34:22 PM PST · 67 of 72
    neutronsgalore to kronos77
    President Dmitry Medvedev said Wednesday that Russia will target the American missile defense system in Europe with its own missiles if Moscow cannot reach an agreement with Washington and NATO on how the system will be built and operated.

    He must really be desperate to drum up support among his own people if he's bothering with rattling the saber over something he knows is not a threat to Russia. Especially since it's unlikely to ever get built. We don't need to be defending Europe anymore and can't afford it, and Europe won't sacrifice any of it's social welfare to pay for it.

  • Newt Gingrich Stands by 'Soft' Immigration Stance, Despite Party Backlash

    11/26/2011 8:26:38 PM PST · 323 of 431
    neutronsgalore to MichaelCorleone; fallujah-nuker
    If 30 million refused to pay their taxes I bet it would be a lot less of a ‘problem’ to round ‘em up.

    I'd bet they'd have them all rounded up within a couple years!

  • Pakistan Demands US Vacate Suspected Drone Base

    11/26/2011 8:20:10 PM PST · 57 of 81
    neutronsgalore to theDentist
    Out of curiosity, is this base an actual base with permanent structures, a lg landing strip etc etc etc, or a couple huts with a little steamrolled strip somewheres?

    I'm curious about that too, or whether it's a Pakistani air base which we added USAF personnel & equipment for drone operations. If we can evacuate all personnel & equipment within 15 days I say we do it without even TRYING to convince them otherwise. That way, if they're bluffing to get more money/material-support out of the USA, they might be more convinced we're willing to cut them loose entirely.

  • Bolton skeptical about China’s economy

    04/25/2011 6:43:38 PM PDT · 63 of 63
    neutronsgalore to ponder life

    Sorry to reply so late...but I never said they’re fooling EVERYONE. Neither does the author of the book. It’s just that the people in power in this country DON’T CARE. They’re short-sighted people who won’t see past the end of their political careers, much less past the end of their lives. And others are profiting considerably by it, and have no real loyalty to this country.

    The considerable political power being given to China through our trade policies has come back in the form of China buying-out US media, academia, & industry. His book is extremely well-researched. I’ll check out that book you mentioned, you should also give IN THE JAWS OF THE DRAGON a try.

  • Bolton skeptical about China’s economy

    04/03/2011 5:02:52 PM PDT · 59 of 63
    neutronsgalore to ponder life
    .....if they could be convinced that Christian involvement in China's politics and business is at the heart of a rising China.

    That's very hopeful of you, but they can't be convinced because there's no evidence to convince them. So far the most detailed anaylsis of the rising power of China in particular, and East Asia in general, is provided in Eamonn Fingleton's IN THE JAWS OF THE DRAGON. You should give it a read and your opinion might become a little chilled.

  • Bolton skeptical about China’s economy

    04/03/2011 4:53:53 PM PDT · 58 of 63
    neutronsgalore to ponder life
    I hope China at least gets the Russian Far East,....

    I don't. Given China's culture and history I don't think a powerful China is going to be a friendly China. I personally wouldn't mind a falling-out between Russia and China that resulted in Russia using up it's nuclear arsenal on China.

  • Bolton skeptical about China’s economy

    04/02/2011 9:01:10 PM PDT · 38 of 63
    neutronsgalore to ponder life

    I agree. China’s being underestimated, especially with their steady infiltration of immigrants into resource-rich Russia, a nation whose ethnic Russian population is dying. I wouldn’t be surprised if, by the end of the century, China ends up buying the Eastern half of Russia. That would end a lot of raw-materials dependency.

    I think a collapse of the USA would do short-term damage to China, but they would adapt.

  • US house prices tumble to lowest in almost a decade

    03/21/2011 8:58:56 PM PDT · 15 of 24
    neutronsgalore to ChildOfThe60s

    Yeah, my tax bill hasn’t changed much either here in Everett WA, but my home value has dropped by $120k from it’s peak. I’m glad I listened to all of those “paranoid naysayers” about the inevitable housing collapse and refused to dip into the equity. Now I’m still ahead, but just barely.

  • Team Obama tells Supreme Court to Stay Away From Health Care Challege

    03/14/2011 10:40:07 PM PDT · 42 of 86
    neutronsgalore to Citizen X_Area 51
    Katyal also says Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's case is problematic because he may lack sufficient standing to challenge the health care law.

    This "sufficient standing" crap I find extremely annoying. It shouldn't matter whether you're being personally harmed by an unconstitutional law. All it should require is that the plaintiff/s show evidence that it might be unconstitutional.

  • Kan Warns of High Radiation Level ("Substantial amounts", shelter in place within 30km)

    03/14/2011 10:18:19 PM PDT · 37 of 51
    neutronsgalore to Driver32

    They’ll recover from the nuclear portion of the disaster just fine. Hiroshima and Nagasaki individually were far worse than the worst-case scenario for that N-plant. It’s the shattered infrastructure, over 10,000 dead, and the possibility of another big earthquake during the recovery itself that is a far greater threat.

    If this had happened in 2020 instead of 2011 they would’ve had the much safer planned reactors 7 & 8 on-line and the 30-40 year-old reactors 1-4 would’ve been already defueled and getting dismantled.

  • U.S. Downplays Chinese Stealth Fighter Status

    01/06/2011 9:56:15 PM PST · 30 of 30
    neutronsgalore to Mariner
    In fact, Standard ROE is that you protect Nuke Assets with Nuke Assets. Even the Russians and Chinese have the same doctrine. A US Carrier or a US Heavy Bomber is by all assessment a Nuke Asset.

    That's all fine in theory, but I don't think there's anyone in the chain of command with the nuts to go first-use with nukes. Zero probably has secret exec orders forbidding it. Besides, I believe all our tac-nukes have been withdrawn. Only strategic weapons remain in ready status. ICBMs & SLBMs.

  • U.S. Downplays Chinese Stealth Fighter Status

    01/06/2011 9:09:26 PM PST · 28 of 30
    neutronsgalore to Mariner
    But if you shoot down 300 US aircraft and sink 3 US aircraft carriers you would then have to deal with total, and complete, US domination in nuclear weapons and delivery systems.

    That's only if they use nukes to achieve it. For first-use of nukes by us would require a President with a Pat Buchanan personality. See any of those among the current GOP or Dem establishment? Bush Jr. couldn't show any spine during the EP-3 incident. So far our track record on aggression by China, as well as trade issues, is very poor.

    Considering how much industry and technology has disappeared overseas (or just disappeared) they could collapse our military production just by interdicting or intimidating our foreign suppliers.

  • U.S. Downplays Chinese Stealth Fighter Status

    01/06/2011 8:58:02 PM PST · 26 of 30
    neutronsgalore to Mariner
    We have like 185 Raptors...and will be building about 2,200 of the F35.

    I have a feeling even the F-35 is going to suffer the same kind of cuts as the F-22, and it's combat capability is lower. I believe the Marine version doesn't even have cannon, which is INSANITY!

  • U.S. Downplays Chinese Stealth Fighter Status

    01/06/2011 8:55:55 PM PST · 25 of 30
    neutronsgalore to Mariner
    ....somehow going to leap-frog US technological superiority.

    They don't have to leap-frog us. All they have to do is close the gap enough that our losses in combat exceed our ability to replace them.

  • [USS] Port Royal returns for $20M in repairs (Ticonderoga class are cracking up)

    01/05/2011 8:10:59 PM PST · 41 of 41
    neutronsgalore to STD

    “Why are we fixing the broken ones anyway?”

    My guess is they’re maintaining them only until replacement by Burke-class destroyers or for conversion into ABM ships.

  • [USS] Port Royal returns for $20M in repairs (Ticonderoga class are cracking up)

    12/25/2010 3:44:59 PM PST · 27 of 41
    neutronsgalore to STD

    Considering they’ve started retiring and scrapping Ticonderoga cruisers, I don’t think we’re going to see a refund.

  • Vladimir Putin expects new image of Russian army (Gives $650 Billions to military)

    12/23/2010 10:57:00 PM PST · 28 of 28
    neutronsgalore to ETL; fallujah-nuker
    "Russian nuclear bombers in Cuba?"...."Russia to help Cuba modernize weaponry, train military"...."Venezuela's Chavez welcomes Russian warships......"Venezuela Set to Develop Nuclear Power With Russia"...

    Know what happens to bases at the end of long supply lines? An enemy can bring concentrated force against them and smash them far easier than bases far away. Embargo Venezuelan oil and Russia's operations become extremely expensive. They get no benefit other than cheap publicity. The problem is American politicians who allow themselves to be intimidated by such threats. If I was a politician and told about Russian bombers being based in Cuba, my response would be: "Really? Why would they put bombers where they could be smashed so much easier? I suppose it would save us the extra costs in jet fuel reaching them."

  • Vladimir Putin expects new image of Russian army (Gives $650 Billions to military)

    12/23/2010 10:36:21 PM PST · 27 of 28
    neutronsgalore to ETL; fallujah-nuker
    The point is that it's irrelevant. All your tin-foil "the USSR is secretly still alive" conspiracy theories to the contrary. Russia's native population is in decline. Chicoms and Muslims who don't share their interests steadily increasing within their borders. A neighboring China rapidly closing the technological gap, and in many ways in parity soldier-for-soldier. Like I said, Russia's primary threat is as a supporting wing of China. Russia is destined, just by demographics alone, to be a vassal-state of China.

    America's problems are self-inflicted problems. Ever-growing welfare state, Cold War relic trade policies originally meant to prop up foreign economies so they won't fall to communism, and "peace dividend" defense cuts combined with military over-stretch through stupid wars-for-democracy. Russia needs both sides to cut their nuclear arsenals so they can fund the modernization of their conventional military, and reduce the threat to their future Chinese masters as a down-payment for not getting eaten in the future by the Dragon.

    Unfortunately we don't seem to have leaders within the GOP who recognize China, and our own trade policies, for the threat they are to this country's survival.

  • Scott Brown ‘Yea’ on New START

    12/20/2010 5:53:55 PM PST · 121 of 210
    neutronsgalore to Java4Jay; fallujah-nuker

    Russia must think they can lick China’s boots indefinitely. They are going to wish they still had those nukes when the Chicoms stab them in the back. The world is safer with both our country and Russia’s with good-sized nuclear arsenals. It’s the only thing that’ll keep China from taking over the world.

  • If you support the homosexual agenda you are anti-Constitution and you'll get the zot from FR!

    12/19/2010 8:14:51 PM PST · 1,568 of 3,197
    neutronsgalore to Las Vegas Ron

    Religion Of PeacERS.

  • If you support the homosexual agenda you are anti-Constitution and you'll get the zot from FR!

    12/19/2010 5:55:53 PM PST · 1,500 of 3,197
    neutronsgalore to Las Vegas Ron

    Good tagline by the way.

  • If you support the homosexual agenda you are anti-Constitution and you'll get the zot from FR!

    12/19/2010 5:51:19 PM PST · 1,494 of 3,197
    neutronsgalore to Las Vegas Ron

    He did not jest, and quit calling him Shirley.

  • Vladimir Putin expects new image of Russian army (Gives $650 Billions to military)

    12/15/2010 10:04:26 PM PST · 17 of 28
    neutronsgalore to ETL; fallujah-nuker
    Russia, the ChiComs, Chavez, Iran, N.Korea, and Obama are definitely conspiring to create a “new world order” with a significantly weakened United States.

    Most of this country's weakened state is self-inflicted, from continuing on the same obsolete policy paths after the fall of the USSR. Once communism was proven to be the garbage that it is with the collapse of the Soviets, crippling it's ability to be an offensive threat, there was no longer any need to keep foreign economies propped up. The policies of free-trade which have undermined this nation should've been phased out.

    Russia is only a threat so far as it provides tech & resources to China. Like Japan, I think they've figured out that the only way to avoid being eaten by the Dragon in the future is to be it's buddy, and eventually it's pet.

  • Vladimir Putin expects new image of Russian army (Gives $650 Billions to military)

    12/15/2010 9:56:41 PM PST · 15 of 28
    neutronsgalore to ETL

    And your point is....?

  • Vladimir Putin expects new image of Russian army (Gives $650 Billions to military)

    12/14/2010 8:02:03 PM PST · 10 of 28
    neutronsgalore to Thunder90; fallujah-nuker
    This is directed at the United States.... And the buildup is happening far faster than they are listing here.

    Why bother? 20-30 years from now China will be a far greater threat to them, and the USA is no threat to them at all. Maybe they're building them to SELL to the Chinese.

  • Lockheed dispels doubts over F-35 in S. Korea's fighter jet project

    12/14/2010 7:53:24 PM PST · 2 of 2
    neutronsgalore to sukhoi-30mki; fallujah-nuker

    I consider it a problem for ANY other nation other than the USA to have F-22 or F-23 fighters. For SK, advanced fighters like those are overkill. And they’ll probably leak the tech to the Chicoms. Assuming, of course, that it hasn’t already been leaked to them by traitors here.

  • U.S., S. Korea reach free-trade deal

    12/04/2010 10:01:54 PM PST · 27 of 28
    neutronsgalore to Niuhuru; fallujah-nuker
    Half the stuff that business crooks have pulled over here, have gotten the same sort of people shot in China. I think the Chinese are smarter about corruption than we are; they have their peccadillos, but when they ahd an Enron-style scandal, the guilty got life in prison or the death penalty.

    That's only if they feel the need for publicity purposes, when they tick off the wrong people, or someone fails to respond to blackmail. China, like many East Asian nations, prefer selective enforcement as a tool. That's why though corruption and prostitution etc..have very harsh penalties they are rarely enforced and is rampant even though the Chicom govt knows who's doing it and when. Read Eamonn Fingleton's IN THE JAWS OF THE DRAGON, it goes into quite a bit of detail on those societies' use of selective-enforcement, and how many East Asian nations achieved their successful industrial/economic growth.

  • N. Korea fires artillery towards S. Korean island, official says (houses destroyed, fire broke out)

    11/24/2010 9:19:41 AM PST · 568 of 575
    neutronsgalore to AU72; fallujah-nuker
    Sometimes I wonder if they're hoping for war and defeat. After all, what is the usual end result? They lose a lot of military personnel and civilians, reducing the number of people to feed, and then they get rebuilt at the expense of the victors.

    Couldn't we just go for the Budget Plan and carpet-bomb them with neutron weapons? Then after a week, when the residual radiation has dropped to safe levels, we can quickly bury all the sterilized bodies and call Century-21. We could make a lot of money selling half of North Korea to South Korea and the other half to China. Maybe in trade for forgiving some of the debt we owe them.

  • N. Korea fires artillery towards S. Korean island, official says (houses destroyed, fire broke out)

    11/23/2010 11:00:35 AM PST · 444 of 575
    neutronsgalore to CodeJockey; fallujah-nuker
    Slightly off topic here, but I just heard Rush saying that China would probably go ahead and take Taiwan before Obama leaves office due to the fact that their would not be any consequences.

    They won't need to. I think the native Taiwanese have already given up on any real chance the USA will defend them and the ethnic Chinese minority that holds most of the wealth and power is so far in bed with the Chicom govt that they'll "willingly" join the PRC. Not a shot will be fired.

  • N. Korea fires artillery towards S. Korean island, official says (houses destroyed, fire broke out)

    11/23/2010 9:21:04 AM PST · 412 of 575
    neutronsgalore to Hillarys Gate Cult; fallujah-nuker
    I don’t know much about artillery but I don’t think that’s a very good hit to miss ratio.

    I agree. If you're aiming for targets on an island you should be able to at least hit the island with EVERY round.

  • China 'hijacked' 15% of the world's internet traffic

    11/20/2010 8:22:56 PM PST · 7 of 9
    neutronsgalore to Cacique; fallujah-nuker
    You still need to occupy the land. Unfortunately with over a billion people they have the troops to spare..

    Incorrect. You only need to occupy land that there is a NEED for occupying. Otherwise you can simply destroy. It's what we should do with nations that attack us, or shield those that attack us.

  • Australia could be a martyr, says Brigadier General John Frewen

    11/17/2010 9:06:25 PM PST · 9 of 16
    neutronsgalore to Pontiac; fallujah-nuker
    But I do question considering the direction that the US is going financially and socially will the US have the strength and political will to stand up for Australia or any other ally.

    Over the next 20 years if trade & monetary policies stay as they are the US govt will be as jelly-spined towards Chicom designs on Australia as Bush was on the EP-3 incident. Australia by then might make the better bet and become a willing vassal state.

  • Middle class downsizes as good jobs vanish

    11/11/2010 11:45:35 PM PST · 43 of 194
    neutronsgalore to Lazamataz
    Your problem is the Chinese worker seems to be making 17 gadgets an hour at that wage.

    Bingo. Any improvement in productivity, and/or willingness to work your people to death with a massive back-up labor pool leaves us outmatched at every step. Something only protectionism can counter.

  • Middle class downsizes as good jobs vanish

    11/11/2010 11:39:49 PM PST · 40 of 194
    neutronsgalore to TopQuark
    Suppose you make 10 gadgets per hour and get paid $10. A Chinese worker make 2 gadgets per hour and get paid $1.90 By how much should you salary drop for you to be as desirable as the Chinese worker. The cost of a single gadget you produce is $1 vs. $0.95 when made by the Chinese. You salary should drop only 5% --- from $10 to $9.50 --- for you to be competitive. These $9.50 are far above $1.90 that the Chinese worker makes. You don't have to accept the Chinese wages at all.

    That would make sense if wasn't for even minimal benefits alone for the USA worker jacking up the price to $3 or more per gadget while Chinese subsidizing reduced the effect of the Chinese labor to 25-cents an hour. The Chinese are playing to win at any cost. It's why currently Chinese steel is cheaper, though in the USA for every man-hour required to produce each ton of steel it takes 10 in China.

  • Indonesia nears decision on F-16, C-130 upgrades

    11/11/2010 11:24:31 PM PST · 6 of 6
    neutronsgalore to ErnstStavroBlofeld; fallujah-nuker
    I do not like selling weapons to nations(ie Pakistan among others) who have a poor record of handling terrorists.

    Or are in danger of becoming radical-Islam controlled nations, like Pakistan & Indonesia. I say we don't sell them squat.

    Sometimes I think the benefits of an Indian Ocean asteroid strike like in Pournelle/Niven's FOOTFALL would outweigh the loss of Australia & New Zealand.

  • Middle class downsizes as good jobs vanish

    11/11/2010 11:06:34 PM PST · 31 of 194
    neutronsgalore to TopQuark; fallujah-nuker
    And why were they doing (some of) the things you allege? Is it not because the labor you mentioned has failed to stay competitive?

    It's because those workers aren't willing to accept the total absence of benefits and Third-World wages just to have a CHANCE at being competitive.

  • Gates: US military moves in Asia not aimed at China

    11/07/2010 8:03:06 PM PST · 10 of 10
    neutronsgalore to DeaconBenjamin; fallujah-nuker
    US military efforts to strengthen its presence in Asia are not aimed at countering China, Defence Secretary Robert Gates said today, ahead of talks on deepening defence ties with regional ally Australia.

    The USA increasing military strengh in Asia to counter the increasing "assertiveness" of a China whose increasing power is paid for mostly by the USA....makes sense to me!

  • Megamind Poster Takes Shot at Barack Obama

    11/07/2010 6:46:25 PM PST · 9 of 22
    neutronsgalore to Moonmad27; fallujah-nuker
    That was a fun movie. The audience here also laughed about the poster!

    Damn! Did we all go to the same showing? Same reaction by the audience at the Alderwood Lowes Cineplex here in WA.

  • Free Trade Sweeps The Heartland

    11/07/2010 10:56:22 AM PST · 66 of 67
    neutronsgalore to EBH; fallujah-nuker
    America has a wage bubble. Created mostly through union and democrats. We don’t or can’t make things in America, because we can’t sell them at the price required to stay in business, unless of course we’re selling to other governments. That is a very small market.

    Technically then we've had a "wage-bubble" in comparison to other nations through most of our history. Which we compensated for with tariffs resulting in historically unprecedented growth of a middle-class & economic/industrial development. Once we moved away from the protective tariff that began to change, with the deterioration halted temporarily through military conflicts such as World Wars 1 & 2.

  • Free Trade Sweeps The Heartland

    11/06/2010 7:34:48 PM PDT · 56 of 67
    neutronsgalore to 1010RD

    The people and govts of the nation using it.

  • Free Trade Sweeps The Heartland

    11/06/2010 7:23:12 PM PDT · 51 of 67
    neutronsgalore to mas cerveza por favor; fallujah-nuker
    Free trader politics result in a socialist government distortion favoring importers over domestic producers.

    Exactly! And those advantages are unmatchable without protectionism of our own. And it's funny how people equate the purchase of material goods with freedom. They forget that chains can come in pretty colors too, or be out-right invisible (such as black-mail).

    The Chinese govt analyzes carefully every so-called "freedom" they allow their people for potential impact on the govt's authority. If they determine the impact to be negligible or non-existant they allow it. If not they either don't allow it or find a way to neutralize it's effect in advance, even turning it to their advantage. A big example is the internet. All the proponents said "Oh the Chicom govt will fall apart and not be able to handle the power of the internet!" The critics knew this to be BS and sure enough were correct. It's currently one of the Chicom govt's most effective tools in identifying & hunting down dissidents.

  • Free Trade Sweeps The Heartland

    11/06/2010 6:59:15 PM PDT · 50 of 67
    neutronsgalore to PugetSoundSoldier
    Trade breaks down walls and frees people. I think a lot of folks in this thread need to go and re-read (or read, if they’ve never done so) Milton Friedman’s “Capitalism and Freedom”. BTW, you can buy that book in English OR Mandarin at any decent book store in China...

    So you must hear Chinese citizens openly criticize their govt openly in public often then.

  • Free Trade Sweeps The Heartland

    11/05/2010 8:20:00 PM PDT · 35 of 67
    neutronsgalore to hedgetrimmer; fallujah-nuker
    Its about you and your tireless defense of communism and slave labor.

    It's the difference between authoritarian and open societies. Authoritarian societies, like China, can direct the capital & energy of their people after certain goals. They don't even have to have ownership of corporations to have full control of them. Their control is built on a foundation of information control and selective enforcement. The leadership of every Chinese corporation/bank knows that at any time crimes they've committed can suddenly be "discovered" or outright fabricated. Same works for every foreign subsidiary that starts doing business there. There's always some ambitious individual, just as skilled, waiting to take their place. As such they know that no one is "indispensable".

    On top of it all China practices extensive protectionism in their home market, both openly and through regulatory manipulation. Read Eamonn Fingleton's IN THE JAWS OF THE DRAGON, it's a real eye-opener about how badly the deck is stacked against us.

  • Free Trade Sweeps The Heartland

    11/05/2010 7:57:05 PM PDT · 28 of 67
    neutronsgalore to 1rudeboy; fallujah-nuker
    What was foremost in voters minds was that the Dems promised to improve the economy AND FAILED. Nobody believed the promises and arguments they made for this election because they've either made them before and never acted on them, or they were "sudden awakenings" and so were not taken seriously.

    Kind of like the endless "things will get better" economic & Iraq/Afghan War promises the GOP kept making before they lost House & Senate control. Eventually the public got tired of it & stopped believing. The difference I notice is that the public seems to hold out hope longer for Repubs than Dems.

    If the economy continues with little difference over the next 2 years the GOP is going to have it's work cut out for it making sure the POTUS & Dem Senate take most/all of the blame so that House control won't be lost again.

  • Free Trade Sweeps The Heartland

    11/05/2010 7:21:29 PM PDT · 17 of 67
    neutronsgalore to Yet_Again; fallujah-nuker
    Free-trade vs protectionism was not an issue this election cycle. As the economy sinks further into depression, it will become one.

    Bingo! Every single Democrat protectionist that was defeated would have still been defeated even if they had been hard-core free-traders instead.

  • Chavez nationalizes Venezuelan steel company

    11/01/2010 10:36:45 PM PDT · 38 of 38
    neutronsgalore to penelopesire; fallujah-nuker
    The American steel industry could have competed with any country if they were not so saddled with regulations,unions, and other government intrusions.

    Without a horrendously severe reduction in American steel-industry wages (like 75% or more) and wipe-out of benefits, any tax & regulation decreases would not be enough. Now if you combine the tax & reg decreases with tariffs to wipe out the foreign competitions' otherwise insurmountable advantages (especially with regards to the Chinese) then you'd have a winning combo.

  • Chavez nationalizes Venezuelan steel company

    10/31/2010 10:30:05 PM PDT · 30 of 38
    neutronsgalore to Regulator; fallujah-nuker
    We know where the Kenyan Pretender comes down on this. But where is the Republican Party? Will they vehemently condemn this ominous act?

    When you invest in a foreign nation it's "at your own risk", you don't deserve a bailout or punishment of those govts that take advantage of you unless they violate a treaty of which both nations are participants. Socialism has been proven a failure, any nation that chooses that path deserves the ruin that follows.

  • Chavez nationalizes Venezuelan steel company

    10/31/2010 10:18:24 PM PDT · 27 of 38
    neutronsgalore to penelopesire; fallujah-nuker
    Obama can’t take over the steel companies in America..the democrats and eco fascists already destroyed our steel industry years ago.

    And don't forget the free-trade policies supported by both sides that did most of the damage.

  • Sinking fast: French aircraft carrier set to defend Britain breaks down

    10/31/2010 10:12:56 PM PDT · 46 of 52
    neutronsgalore to fallujah-nuker
    The population of the Falklands is similar to our own nation's founding stock, it would seem the best outcome would be for the British to transfer control of her remote possessions to the United States, or have some sort of joint sovereignty such as she and France had in the New Hebrides.

    Yeah, their only other choice will be to sell those possessions off....don't think that will make the locals happy though.