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by Feltan
Jun 06 2010
Forum: Off Topic Comments
Topic: Who Will Be the Superpower in 40-50 Years?
Replies: 52
Views: 5097

Re: Who Will Be the Superpower in 15-20 Years?

I think the US will still be the top dog in 15-20 years. Not that things are going well here, but they aren't going well anywhere else either. Europe is on the verge of imploding, and China is staving off so many internal issues -- sooner or later the chickens will come home to roost there. You can'...
by Feltan
Feb 20 2010
Forum: Off Topic Comments
Topic: Iraq just figures out now, that 19 of its migs have been
Replies: 25
Views: 1669

Re: Iraq just figures out now, that 19 of its migs have been

w00tang wrote:True, Iraq should focus on their domestic problems and let someone else deal with defending their nation from invasion.
Just to make things interesting, imagine the response if Iraq outsourced its defense needs to Israel.

Regards,
Feltan
by Feltan
Feb 19 2010
Forum: Off Topic Comments
Topic: The French Navy vs The British Navy
Replies: 18
Views: 1470

Re: The French Navy vs The British Navy

Balthagor wrote:I smell a thread going down hill...
Ask, and you shall receive ......

The only thing that would go down faster than the French Navy is Lindsey Lohan at a VH1 awards ceremony.

Regards,
Feltan
by Feltan
Feb 19 2010
Forum: Off Topic Comments
Topic: Argentinian And United Kindgom Diplomatic Freindship Waines
Replies: 20
Views: 1157

Re: Argentinian And United Kindgom Diplomatic Freindship Waines

Oh, I can't recall chapter and verse, but international law grants ownership if lands are occupied more than 100 years. That issue is the final verdict, and supercedes all other claims. Hence, you saw the U.K. lease bases to the U.S. for ninety-nine years during WWII as part of lend lease. In those ...
by Feltan
Feb 05 2010
Forum: Off Topic Comments
Topic: 2012
Replies: 13
Views: 688

Re: 2012

Mission Space wrote:Do you believe it or not?
Do I believe there will be a year 2012? Yes.

Do I believe it is the end of the world? No.

No one knows the day or the hour <-- puts all doomsday conspiracy rumors to bed for me.

Regards,
Feltan
by Feltan
Jan 20 2010
Forum: Off Topic Comments
Topic: Soviet zests (topic change: Social/Capital/Communism)
Replies: 410
Views: 23153

Re: Soviet zests (topic change: Social/Capital/Communism)

Yes it is wrong. It is dead wrong. Capital is life blood of the economy. Capital allows banks to lend, which expands industry, buys houses and cars, extends consumer credit -- all good things in moderation. Viewing capital as dead labor is an early 19th century concept based on class envy. Addition...
by Feltan
Jan 20 2010
Forum: Off Topic Comments
Topic: Soviet zests (topic change: Social/Capital/Communism)
Replies: 410
Views: 23153

Re: Soviet zests (topic change: Social/Capital/Communism)

Some of my American friends over the MSN are saying that Democrats lost the senate majority or something...what happened over there just now? Not quite. There was a special election in Massachusetts yesterday to replace Senator Kennedy who died while in office. The Republicans won the seat -- which...
by Feltan
Jan 19 2010
Forum: Off Topic Comments
Topic: Soviet zests (topic change: Social/Capital/Communism)
Replies: 410
Views: 23153

Re: Soviet zests (topic change: Social/Capital/Communism)

Such tripe as "Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks" is as evil as it is wrong. Agreed, phrase is evil. But is it really wrong? Lea, Yes it is wrong. It is dead wrong. Capital is life blood of the economy. Capita...
by Feltan
Jan 19 2010
Forum: Off Topic Comments
Topic: Soviet zests (topic change: Social/Capital/Communism)
Replies: 410
Views: 23153

Re: Soviet zests (topic change: Social/Capital/Communism)

Skin Color or behaviour? I do not remember Obama ordering the American "disenfranchised" to slaughter the rich and make class warfare. Pale. Pale as in the color of death. So, mostly behavior or more precisely -- policy. And, if you are unaware, class warfare is stock and trade for the current admi...
by Feltan
Jan 19 2010
Forum: Off Topic Comments
Topic: Soviet zests (topic change: Social/Capital/Communism)
Replies: 410
Views: 23153

Re: Soviet zests (topic change: Social/Capital/Communism)

Capitalism is exploitation one man by another Only if your read and believe Das Kapital. Such tripe as "Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks" is as evil as it is wrong. Once you accept that as your premise, all s...
by Feltan
Dec 10 2009
Forum: Off Topic Comments
Topic: What Do you think of Zimbabwe
Replies: 9
Views: 628

Re: What Do you think of Zimbabwe

Mission Space wrote:What do you think about Zimbabwe and Mugabe?
Quite frankly, I don't think about either.

Regards,
Feltan
by Feltan
Dec 09 2009
Forum: Off Topic Comments
Topic: Swiss Minaret Ban
Replies: 38
Views: 2016

Re: Swiss Minaret Ban

... one might almost guess that authoritarian, left wing governments actually wanted their poor working class to have an object for their frustration and anger other than their own bureaucratic butts. :roll: -Light You are probably quite correct in that statement. Very Swiss-like! Instead of rattli...
by Feltan
Dec 09 2009
Forum: Off Topic Comments
Topic: Swiss Minaret Ban
Replies: 38
Views: 2016

Re: Swiss Minaret Ban

The Khan wrote:
As I understand it, under most of the practiced Islamic law, a non-Muslim can pay an extra tax for practicing their religion -- or they can otherwise be killed.
Last Jizya tax was 100 years ago.

I'm glad the Swiss are protecting their culture though.

I stand corrected.

Regards,
Feltan
by Feltan
Dec 09 2009
Forum: Off Topic Comments
Topic: Swiss Minaret Ban
Replies: 38
Views: 2016

Re: Swiss Minaret Ban

I suspect the Swiss are on the leading edge of a wider and larger groundswell. The issue leaves me ambivalent. Frankly, I could care less. However, I can't hold the Swiss in lower esteem for simply protecting their culture. As noted above, certain Islamic countries have no issue with protecting thie...
by Feltan
Nov 09 2009
Forum: Off Topic Comments
Topic: Fort Hood mass shooting
Replies: 30
Views: 2046

Re: Fort Hood mass shooting

Ruges is exactly right.You also have to keep in mind he fits the pattern of a "mass killer". Because he was told the koran states that for a muslim to die fighting a muslim,that would be said muslims punishment.This was admitted by one of the muslims he associated with at prayers , who also apparen...

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