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Old 05-17-2006, 06:04 PM   #41
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Re: Is America a Superpower?
Old 05-17-2006, 07:51 PM   #42
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What kind of vacation was this?

This is almost as gross as mixing your peas in with your mash potatoes.
Although I haven't had it in years, that combo (fresh veggies of course) would be delish especially with a glass of cold buttermilk. Even though I love very hot and spicy foods (Indian, Thai, Chinese) I still have a yan for Eastern Euro unspicy but tasty dishes.
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Old 05-17-2006, 11:50 PM   #43
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I didn't read the end of thread before posting my light response to Martha comment so it felt strange reading Nords fair and honest observation of Maxie. I usually ignore the likes of a Max, thought, their repeated diatribes can be annoying.
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Thanks haha for this incendiary and meaningless post.*
Looks like a pretty good topic from here- almost 3 full pages of remarks.*

BTW, I agree that quality of life doesn't go with world domination. Norwegian taxes (or Swiss taxes) go to making life better for their citizens. Ours go toward frequent and profitless wars. I donít know that I could handle the climate in Norway, but I could sure enjoy Switzerland.

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nords, I am only too happy to oblige.

Your ongoing pontification and sense of self righteousness are totally boring, as are the majority of CFB's inane prattling.

Reality is that you have a problem with people who don't share your biased , myopic view of the world, not unexpected from someone who ahs been raised on a steady diet of Propaganda, so I wll DELETE, no big deal.

This, were you the Moderator you pretend to be, should have been handled by a PM, but you choose the open forum , so be it.

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Dont let the door hit you in the ass on the way out. On the other hand, thats not that bad of an idea.

Besides, that giant red dildo your dog is carrying around still spooks me out.
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Should add, if the shoe fits.
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nords, I am only too happy to oblige.

Your ongoing pontification and sense of self righteousness are totally boring, as are the majority of CFB's inane prattling.

Reality is that you have a problem with people who don't share your biased , myopic view of the world, not unexpected from someone who ahs been raised on a steady diet of Propaganda, so I wll DELETE, no big deal.

This, were you the Moderator you pretend to be, should have been handled by a PM, but you choose the open forum , so be it.

Go the **** away, butthole. You won't be missed.
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Hmmm, given Max's views, I believe we are putting the fence on the wrong border**
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Hmmm, given Max's views, I believe we are putting the fence on the wrong border**
In general, Canadians are about the best friends the US has ever had, as a country, trading partner, military partner and as individuals. Canada was one of the earliest and biggest helpers during 9/11, Katrina, etc. They are one of the US' biggest trading partner and I believe are the biggest oil supplier. Our cultures are also pretty similar.

Butthole is not representative of most Canadians, IMO.
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Ahem, it was a joke, my friend.

Actually I believe Australia is right there with Canada in all the same categories you pointed out. Awesome country.
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And its got nothing to do with canada.

He just thinks he's found a nice target web site full of retired US military and government people, along with other patriotic or semi patriotic americans, and he employs a few childish and simple methods to rile them up.

His shtick is unrelated to early retirement, investing or anything else productive or interesting to talk about. As for any alleged "investment prowess", I've yet to see anything come out of the guy that was accurate, helpful or worthy of consideration. "I made a lot of money on xxx". Gee, thanks.

And the leaning tower of pizza does NOT get french benefits from Steeley Dan!
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And its got nothing to do with canada.

He just thinks he's found a nice target web site full of retired US military and government people, along with other patriotic or semi patriotic americans, and he employs a few childish and simple methods to rile them up.

His shtick is unrelated to early retirement, investing or anything else productive or interesting to talk about.* As for any alleged "investment prowess", I've yet to see anything come out of the guy that was accurate, helpful or worthy of consideration.* "I made a lot of money on xxx".* Gee, thanks.
I think the problem is much simpler: he's an asshole with nothing better to do with his time.
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Ours go toward frequent and profitless wars.
I'm not sure I understand this criticism. Would you support the war if we actually did steal all the oil and sell it, or whatever the other conspiracies are? Maybe after WWII we should have taken all those shiny BMW's

Some people are against profit, and against war, but think a war should be profitable? And some people are against profitable wars ("they're only doing it for the oil!") before they're against wars if they're profitless? I don't know, some things I just don't understand..........
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I think the problem is much simpler: he's an asshole with nothing better to do with his time.
See, and I was trying to be nice to howard, and you ruined it!
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See, and I was trying to be nice to howard, and you ruined it!
I get the joke, but I am really, really tired of being nice to obnoxious trolls.
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Now come on, Howard fulfills an important function.

Most of the time he seems somewhat rational, perhaps even intelligent, in a sort of big haired white guy buffoonery kind of way.

Then he throws out one of those happy posts like the one above that is 30% totally wrong, 30% pretty much wrong in context, and 40% inflamatory. Oh yeah, and that 40% is wrong too.

Showing that there are a lot of people around who really dont know what they're talking about most of the time, but they can be rather convincing.

Which is a very important lesson for people to be regularly reminded of.

And you have to give Howard the nod for finding a nice middle ground. He's not as subtle as *****, but it takes a little bit to really see the trollery for what it is. He's not as "Wow, look at what an instant jerk and completely useless person I am" like mike-1/limey was, and he's not erratic like that other guy that usually seems like a reasonable person but occasionally says stuff that makes you think he was raised by monkeys.

This is an art form, and we really need to appreciate it in all its guises.
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I'm not sure I understand this criticism. Would you support the war if we actually did steal all the oil and sell it, or whatever the other conspiracies are? Maybe after WWII we should have taken all those shiny BMW's

Some people are against profit, and against war, but think a war should be profitable? And some people are against profitable wars ("they're only doing it for the oil!") before they're against wars if they're profitless? I don't know, some things I just don't understand..........*
I tend to be a practical person. Prior empires that I know about anyway took something from the conquests. We seem to be the frist social worker empire ever.

Consequently, I expect us to be one of the least durable empires too. The Romans lasted ver 400 years; the British form Waterloo until WW1. We got 50 years in but I wouldn't want to bet on 50 more.

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I tend to be a practical person. Prior empires that I know about anyway took something from the conquests. We seem to be the frist social worker empire ever.

Consequently, I expect us to be one of the least durable empires too. The Romans lasted ver 400 years; the British form Waterloo until WW1. We got 50 years in but I wouldn't want to bet on 50 more.

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Oh, come one, we've been an empire since the Spanish American war, closer to 120 years than 50. Rome was really only an Empire for about 300 years (second war of Carthage to the period of getting sacked and paying tributes to Goths and various other Barbarians). We've got another 200 years easy!
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