How can there no debt created? Giving money directly is what is essentially being done now, to WS. Plenty of debt with nothing to show for it. Japan is derided over and over again, but they at least have something to show for all their debt,, very impressive, ultra-modern infrastructure which will come handy if they come to their senses and finally decide to allow their sperm to make it to the egg. By far the greatest threat to Japan is their seemingly collective decision to stop reproducing while also refusing to allow any meaningful immigration. They are committing slow harakiri.
Very well put, completely accurate. Corporate socialism, actually more akin to fascism. Totalitarian nonetheless. It's no coincidence that civil rights have been eroding, with the blessing of the people no less, all this time. You all thought it was about terrorism? You're such a good doggy!
Bad idea, almost as bad as what they are doing now.
If you're going to go into massive debt, then public works is the best option. Creates good jobs, leaves behind something of value that will contribute to economic growth going forward.
Yes they are. They don't care how many sons and daughters of others have to die, they will never give up. That's the new patriotism. If you don't believe it now, a new media campaign will be launched in time for the next war.
No, it hasn't been Russian, but it has been in the Russian sphere of influence during all of its modern history. It is also the route that Christianity took in making its way to Russia almost 1000 years ago. They are brothers, part of the same family, whether you like it or not. The history is often tragic, as it was in the 30s, but it can't be escaped "organically". The two have to be pried apart violently for that to happen - and voila. This mess never would have turned violent if not for US and EU sticking their noses in. I'm done here. Tired of trying to educate fools who just don't get that the US can't have its way in everything, no matter how jingoistic and moronic its people become.
LOL, good one. Not sure how even they could pull that one off though. Iceland did give them the finger though, and well deserved it was too.
The truth? What fun is that? All kidding aside, if it were true, if Putin made such a remark in the manner and intent it is being presented it here, it would tank the markets, in a big way.
I love it when morons lecture me on history. You haven't a clue. Ukraine was never the west's to give back, it has always, always been under the Russian sphere, it is only recently that the west has attempted to yank it away. It is not a "satellite" country, like the Baltics or Poland and the like. The US spent $5B fanning ethnic tensions over there over the last few years. Might have been spent on just about anything, some bridge repair work maybe. My hero is Hitler? Do you read and comprehend English. Where on earth did you get that? Nevermind, really, you're too stupid to engage with. Just say Hitler a lot and pound your fists, it'll make you feel smart.
You'da been a great asset during the McCarthy witch hunts and hearings, or for that matter during the actual witch trials in Salem. The Inquisition could have used you too. Stalin and Hitler would have made you a special lieutenant and while we're at it, Jim Jones would most definitely have had a special place in his heart for someone so easily brainwashed and devoted. And after all is said an done, you are just so mind numbingly boring! Did you ever notice when you were a kid that the gang would sometimes sneak off to the schoolyard without you?
Have to grudgingly agree. The worst almost never comes to pass, and that is the only thing the market is afraid of. It really is starting to get to the point where only a nuclear stand-off would tank this market, both sides with their fingers on the trigger. Remember a few weeks ago when just the possibility of a small column having crossed into Ukraine caused a panic? No more.
Russia is now a 2nd rate global power, but they still a regional superpower, and they are still proud. And of course, they are nuclear armed. Messing in Ukraine was foolish for the US and EU. Everything that was formerly in the Russian sphere on influence has gone over to the EU/NATO. Everything except Ukraine and Giorgia. Both, especially Ukraine, are joined at the hip with Russia, that's where the line is drawn. What on earth has the US or EU have to gain by risking war over UKraine? Nothing. Is this all about humiliating Putin? Why? The productive, industrial part of that country is all in the east, they Russian speaking and proud, whether Kiev wants to acknowledge that or not. The US has everything else, but Ukraine is and always will remain within the Russian sphere. It's akin to trying to take HK back from China, they won't allow it.
Stuff doesn't weigh on the markets anymore. If anything, the only time the market reacts is immediately, and for a very short time. The long weekend will only give bulls reason to relax, unless a mushroom cloud appears over a city somewhere, but it would have to be an "important" city.
mav, I am not an American, neither by birth or naturalization, and I do live outside the US, if that's OK. There are many of us in fact, and the vast majority are neither members of ISIS or French. But it may surprise you to learn that I once believed that American potential for good was the greatest the world has ever seen. And it was, it just wasn't realized, mainly for the warnings issued by Eisenhower in 1961 before leaving office. And because America didn't learn the lessons of Vietnam, they chose the easy way instead and believed Reagan when he basically told you it's all in your head and there it can be fixed. That led directly to WS taking over your lives, Desert Storm, repeated incursions through the 90s as well as an inhuman embargo on Iraq leading directly to the deaths of 500,000 children (was worth it according Albright), and finally to idiotic invasion of Iraq as a supposed response to 911. Almost as tragic, the average American is now an unthinking chimpanzee aping whatever he sees on his favourite news channel. Dissent, what made America in the first place and what made America great, is no longer tolerated. To your founding fathers and many others since, I'd be much an American (although I'm not) than the likes of you. You are a traitor to their vision and to your country. Anybody can wrap themselves in the flag and quote the bible, but those things are no substitute for truth. They didn't sit and imagine a nation so you could jump up and down and pound your chest, but you'll never understand that.
Thanks h20, I too believe there are some on the right that get it, in fact there are quite a few real conservatives out there, Eisenhower conservatives, they just have nowhere to go anymore. They don't recognize their own party, or what used to be their party. Major General Butler was a great man, and an honest man...and the things he witnessed and did were a walk in the park compared to what goes on now. Thanks for mentioning him, people should always refer back to him. Wikipedia has a nice collection of his quotes to warm anybody up to his book. Just one below....
"I spent thirty-three years and four months in active military service as a member of this country's most agile military force, the Marine Corps. I served in all commissioned ranks from Second Lieutenant to Major-General. And during that period, I spent most of my time being a high class muscle-man for Big Business, for Wall Street and for the Bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism.”
― Smedley D. Butler
The so-called libs in the US are like libs or Labour in Israel, more diplomatic in speech, indistinguishable in deed. And as long as Obama is doing it, it's all good. Stuff that would have had them hitting the streets screaming bloody murder under Bush are unfortunate but necessary under Obama. They just don't trust a republican to shred your civil and constitutional rights, as well as the human rights of innocent people elsewhere, but they do trust democrats to do it. It's a great comfort to the family on the receiving end of a drone strike in Waziristan or to the boys lying dead and unaturally twisted, with limbs blown off and gaping holes on their torsos, on a wide open Gaza beach, after a US shell fired from an Israeli naval vessel.
You'll get nowhere with that kind of sensible talk here. That troller dude is going to get Yahoo to have you censored. No wait, Yahoo already does that, to have you deleted. In fact, if he could, he would have you actually deleted. To him and many others here, it's the new American way. Dissent, the most American of virtues, its mothers milk really, is no longer tolorated.