I'm just gonna leave this here...
On 10/16/2016 9:12 PM, That One Guy /sarcasm wrote:
I have no input on pundit agendas. Just the simple fact of the the
matter the 7s economy drives the majority of all national economies if
for no other simplified reason than our gluttony. And our military
provides the vast majority of international security directly or
indirectly, should we fall, which we potentially are on the brink of
(tin foil off, look at the original content of this thread) it would
be a global catastrophe, between the caliphate and the sheer volume of
potential dictators itching for a pull at a trigger if that basted
behemoth in North America would just get off their ass. It's not blind
patriotism, it's non liberal blinded realism. Good or bad, the US is
the most bad as force in the history of the planet mother nature
aside. Remember, a few hundred years ago, we took the planets driven
and aggregated them into a single geological locale it's not
happenstance or ignorant blinders that makes us the number one
superpower it's genetics.
On Oct 16, 2016 8:25 PM, "Paul Stewart" <p...@paulstewart.org
Not really … I was referring to my point about how often Americans
think the world revolves around them….
When the US housing crisis hit (and it was very sad, I’m not
suggesting there was anything positive about it) …. CNN and other
news outlets were making references that this would drive Canada
and other countries into bankruptcy because of out of control
Mortgages and other stuff going on. This was the furthest thing
from the truth … Canada, in particular, has much stronger banking
laws/regulations than the USA does (even today) - there was still
pain that was felt but nothing on the scale that the media kept
talking about ..
For me personally, this example did hurt badly .. I owned a
consulting company based in the south and employed 26 people (all
American) at the time … when the housing crisis hit, so did a
significant number of bad debts and this ultimately led to me
closing the company, but not before I made sure all my employees
were looked after financially to help “weather the storm”.
I know it sounds like I’m picking a fight here about what country
is best, has the largest military, has the most money etc …. not
at all …. my point was just that a lot of Americans think there
are no other countries that can compare - this is something that
many of my American friends are the first to point out as being
wrong …. and I agree. Before you think this is a “typical
Canadian” talking here - I once had dual citizenship and was quite
proud of that. I have also travelled the world fairly extensively
and seen many countries/cultures…
Just one person’s opinion….
On Oct 16, 2016, at 9:01 PM, That One Guy /sarcasm
<thatoneguyst...@gmail.com <mailto:thatoneguyst...@gmail.com>> wrote:
So you see the point then.
On Oct 16, 2016 7:42 PM, "Paul Stewart" <p...@paulstewart.org
Rest my case….
On Oct 16, 2016, at 8:37 PM, That One Guy /sarcasm
Our dollar it does, our military it did. Might and money are
the only two things that actually control globalism. Name
one single country that would not have a major impact if we
pulled either from the global stage. . None is the answer
On Oct 16, 2016 7:31 PM, "Paul Stewart"
<p...@paulstewart.org <mailto:p...@paulstewart.org>> wrote:
Not sure I agree with this …. the US is one very large
and powerful country yes … but (and I’m not trying to
stir controversy here despite it sounding like it) it’s
one country out of many … and there are many other large
and powerful countries out there. I’m not saying that
the US isn’t a major player and that some countries hurt
more than others when things happen in the US but the
“world” doesn’t centre around the US as much as
Americans seem to think it does
On Oct 16, 2016, at 7:15 PM, That One Guy /sarcasm
If you want to feel sorry for anybody, feel sorry for
the majority of the planet who has become accustomed to
riding the coat tails of the US in one major way or
another. If and when we fall, it will be a disaster