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The NP's Official USA Political Thread

Located in The Break Room, started by lennco, Jul 20, 2012

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Who is to Blame for the Troubled US Economy?

  1. Both Parties

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    47.0%
  2. Neither Party

    37 votes
    9.1%
  3. Democrats

    81 votes
    20.0%
  4. Republicans

    97 votes
    23.9%
Total: 406 vote(s)
  1. GILSAN

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    And they succeeded...
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    Sorry about this, but China is never going to be the world leader, not in our lifetimes, if ever. Much less the mostly rural nation of Russia. Don't buy into this stuff - it distracts from the real problem, which is the USA and the people in it. Yes, China is gaining power - it has a billion people. Yes, the US is losing power - it is way too powerful now, way too arrogant and bullying. But there will be no nation to replace the power of the US, that was a one-off. And China has way too many of its own problems, and zero soft power, to ever be a global leader.

    The criminals in both parties and their wealthy cronies running the US want you to see China and Russian as the real enemy. Heck, China does the same thing. They whip up anti-Japan hatred whenever they sense the people are asking too many questions. Just like in the US, the point is to drive people with fear and hatred and to distract them from the real enemy - their "leaders."

    China didn't force Americans to riot. They didn't force police in the US to become abusive, and for the laws to become incomprehensible and authoritarian. They didn't force other police to humiliate themselves by kneeling in front of criminals. They didn't force the home imprisonment of all citizens in various states.

    This is all on Americans. Fear of enemies makes a nation weak. Power comes from a strong economy, a reliable and fair system of laws and justice, and a cohesive culture with a sense of social responsibility. The CCP are already starting to lose ground - their time will come, and it's not worth dwelling on while your own nation collapses into anarchy and/or fascism.

    I would be far more worried about the US becoming another China, rather than worrying about China taking over.
     
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    Remember this about China and Russia.
    Neither one has a deep water navy.
    And what few naval vessels they do have, can not compete against just ONE fleet of our navy.
    Neither one has the air force needed to attack us in any strength.
    True, China has a huge army, but hey, so did Japan.
    And China has lost too many skirmishes with Vietnam.
     
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    What happens when you elect a boy to do a grown-up's job.
     
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    Toronto man is arrested for turning up to an anti-racism protest in BLACKFACE and yells 'I got a tan' as he is escorted away by cops after demonstrators attacked him
    • The man, who has not been identified, showed up wearing black paint on his face at the anti-racism event in Nathan Phillips Square
    • His actions sparked outrage among peaceful protesters with some throwing water in his face and one man shouting that he was 'disrespectful'
    • The man shouts: 'If I want to put this on my face I can put this on my face'
    • Toronto police said the man was arrested and charged with breaching the peace
    • This came as several anti-racism events took place in Toronto Saturday following the death of black woman Regis Korchinski-Paquet
    • She fell to her death from a 24th floor balcony while six cops were in the room
    • Protests have also united with the global outrage over the death of black man George Floyd in Minneapolis last week
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    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...BLACKFACE.html?ito=social-twitter_dailymailus

    Fuc*ing Ridiculous! More brainwashed cops. Why not arrest Trudeau as well?

    Why not arrest these people as well?
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    Ridiculous and embarrassing! It's like putting yourself on trial on the town square, for no reason at all.

    This is the same idiot that cried crocodile tears
    at George Floyd's casket at memorial

     
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    10 Years After 9/11: America's Global Implosion


    A parallel history is playing out today as we watch the denouement of the third moment of US imperial ambition. This time, the internal opposition to a US-led globalization has been far weaker, although it would be a mistake to underestimate the ideological power of the anti-globalization movement (especially after the 1999 protests in Seattle), a movement which itself was global. The external opposition since the apparent victory of the Washington Consensus is most evident in Arab states, but as the global antiwar movement demonstrated, it has galvanized a broader sense of resentment against the United States. That this resentment has been in large part self-inflicted by the extreme right wing with the wars following 9/11. The rise of the Tea Party should also be understood in exactly this context. And that President Obama has not significantly reversed this predicament is again precisely the point. Amidst the revolutions of the Arab Spring, in dramatic contrast to the 1989 implosion of official communism in the Eastern Bloc, there was no outbreak of pro-American embrace but rather, by all accounts, a broad popular resentment at violent US incursion into their world and, at the same time, at US support for the dictators who oppressed them. In the streets of Europe people are fighting against, not for, the economic world that the United States pioneered.

    The future is more radically open than it seemed on the eve of 9/11, not so much because of 9/11, but because of the response to it. That the United States maintains such unprecedented military dominance even amid global economic crisis is a potentially dangerous situation. The kind of protectionism that might have marked prior such moments is barely plausible today, whereas a dramatic securitization of civil society, even on top of what has already occurred, seems almost guaranteed. Heightened military conflict also seems more likely, if hardly predictable in detail. Yet between the economic and the military, of course, lies the political, and more than in the last several decades, the future is likely to be shaped by the kinds of strategies organized as alternatives to the sources and causes of crises.
    https://essays.ssrc.org/10yearsafter911/america’s-global-implosion-from-the-washington-consensus-to-the-arab-spring-2/
     
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    And China has 1.5 billion Indians on a disputed border.
     
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    Liberals want you to burn books now.

    Your Bookshelf May Be Part Of The Problem
    https://www.npr.org/2020/06/06/8709...dium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews

    @JB Lions, @enlytend, are you OK with this?

    BLM: Bend a knee and apologize for being white or else.

    BLM: Don't talk to your family unless they support BLM and donate money.

    BLM: Burn books we don't like.

    Trying to remember who else liked to burn books.

    Can you imagine the screaming if someone from Trump's administration wrote an opinion about what books people should be allowed to keep, throw away?

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    @Domainace, I could not have said it better :!:
     
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    Some random guy name Juan wrote an article. Of course I"m not ok with burning books. I mentioned earlier I'm taking a journey thru the classics. I actually have a book from an author he mentioned, Richard Wright. I have Native Son by Richard Wright. I have Giovanni's Room from James Baldwin, another author he mentioned. If it's a highly rated classic from I would say 1800 on up, there is a good chance I own it. Not into Shakespeare, Greek stuff, really old stuff. Had to read that stuff in school, it was not enjoyable.

    You know something I noticed there are a lot of dystopian type novels on how the future would look like, 1984, Brave New World, A Clockwork Orange (read them all) etc. and it's usually about government control. Turns out it's the people. Just with all the cancel stuff with social media.
     
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    I just got a book about how to build sheds.
     
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    I vote Fight Club - wanna buy some soap?
     
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    As these videos circulate on facebook, BLM is going to have a publicity problem. This isn't good for the democrats.



    Watched a video of black people looting containers on a moving train. So much lose and destruction. The fools endorsing BLM and the bigger fools getting on their knees and apologizing.

    We might get eight more years of Trump.
     
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    Getting bad in Kentucky. Bottles being thrown at police, blood soaked hands, cars set on fire, cops in riot gear. When will the madness stop?

     
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    Oh My!!!! White folk are going crazy, riots in Vancouver. I thought Canadians were better behaved? Cars tipped and set on fire, cops in riot gear, people getting assaulted, stores getting looted, windows being busted, people getting arrested. This is scary.

     
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    Just here to say BlackLivesMatter. Sad to see the situation in the US.
     
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