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August1991

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  1. Such is your right, to vote secretly for whomever you wish. Charest may be Colgate while Trudeau is Crest - and to you, there may be no difference between Coke and Pepsi. But trust me: This simple choice - assuming they don't collude, form a cartel - changes everything.
  2. Afghanistan? IMHO, we Canadians participated to show clearly that Afghans can do whatever the hell they want, but they will never ever again provide a place for people to attack America. ===== Obama generally avoided getting involved in nonsense abroad Trump made a point of not getting involved. Heck, Biden withdrew from Afghanistan.
  3. Why did Clinton drop bombs on the bridges in Belgrade? Why did Bush Jnr drop bombs in Iraq? ===== Trump is correct. America won the Cold war. As they say, move on.
  4. America is some 330 million people doing Gawd-knows what. Is America occupied by corrupt Khazarian? WTF? America occupied by Lutherans? Possible. White supremacists. But America controlled by Armenians? ==== Or are we talking of Jewish Armenians?
  5. Now, "Europe"? The Finns fought the Russians. The Swedes stayed "neutral". The Norwegians were quislings. ==== We must bring several billion children into the modern world. I think Steve Jobs has done better than Ingvar Kamprad.
  6. Precisely. Excepting the Civil War, the USA is a civilised place without war.
  7. I have a particular view of Europeans. They are not civilised. They are violent - every generation or so, they fight each other and cause mayhem for the rest of us. 1618-1648 -Thirty Years War 1789-1815 -Napoleonic Wars 1914-1945 -World War I and II Tolstoi wrote a book about this.
  8. Strongly disagree. Is Crimea part of Ukraine? Or is it Russian? ===== More broadly, is Slovakia part of Czechoslavakia? Or Europe?
  9. Woodrow Wilson "defined" Ukraine. To be progressive, these foreigners from abroad are now known in English as "Ukrainian". ===== Putin and so-called Ukrainians are doing what Trudeau Snr avoided for Canada. In Canada, we get along. This was the main idea of Trudeau Snr - a federal state - counterweights.
  10. As a Canadian, I recently drove through Vermont and New Hampshire. I stopped in Starbucks. Bought Big Macs. I saw the people at the beach. Simply looking at a person, hearing them, I could predict what the person thought of Trump. ===== America is foolishly divided.
  11. There is a huge misunderstanding about people like Putin and Gates. Gates pays for things. Trudeau Jnr and Putin command things. ==== How rich is Putin? Well, how rich is Joe Biden?
  12. How will this end? Has the US federal government become a Ponzi scheme? ==== Harper wisely said that Americans will figure out a way. But at over 150% of GDP, I wonder how. Huh? Japan's government debt is well over 200% of GDP. (Because of Harper, Trudeau Jnr's spending means we're still below 100%.) ===== In macroeconomic theory, if the growth of government debt is greater than real GDP growth, it's a Ponzi scheme. -The government is borrowing faster than the economy can generate tax revenues. -But wait. The government never dies. For you on the right or left, think: the State never dies. ==== As I always say, whether in Japan, Russia or Canada, it is not how the government/State pays - whether my credit card, debit card, my name on a loan - what's the difference? No difference. It is what the government bureaucrat politician buys.
  13. Bingo. I gotta love Pierre Trudeau. ====== On an entirely topic, why did this war start? IMHO, this is a disaster caused by western diplomacy. Our Western diplomats - the MSM - made this war possible. It could have been avoided. Heck, these idiots could start a nuclear war.
  14. You Americans can send young guys to die abroad. You proved that in Vietnam. You won the Cold War and the Soviet Union is no more. ===== But now, Trump is correct. There is no reason for any American soldier to die abroad.
  15. As a foreigner, I have been thinking about this. Bush, Clinton: they're wrong. Trump is right. You won the Cold War - back off. ===== America is a wonderful country.
  16. Define "Ukraine" - U Krainia - at the border. ===== Lvov? It was once Lemberg - like Montreal and Calcutta today - cities where unilingual people of different languages live together in peace. To my knowledge, Putin has no desire to make Lemberg part of Russia.
  17. Where is Biafra? ==== I prefer our previous federal PM. While I disagreed, he had a clear idea of a federal State. And I've always liked his quote : "He would make the West Island the Danzig of the New World." Who was the "he"? Duplessis? Laurier? Lévesque? Dunno. But Trudeau`s quote makes plain why I love America.
  18. Define "ukraine". ===== In Canada, I can define Acadian - sort of. In Europe, it is more problematic to define "ukrainia" - let alone galicia or pomerania.
  19. At best, Putin is a wily, modern Catherine. Compare this to the Chinese or worse, the Arabians. ===== JFK and Reagan defeated the Communists. Now, we have to bring these people into the modern world.
  20. Because of Woodrow Wilson, we speak of "Ukrainians" and "Poles" nowadays. As a progressive, Woodrow Wilson believed at the time in nationalism. But nowadays, we have a different - more accurate, more forward thinking view.
  21. Huh? Eastern Prussia are the only good parts of modern Poland - except for the cities once in Austria. Malbork, despite various wars, is still a beautiful city. ===== The Russian parts of Poland are simply ugly - still today. Like Belarus.
  22. Several years ago, I was in Crimea. Everyone that I met spoke Russian - except for a few Tatars. ==== Crimea and the Donetsk are Russian in the same sense that the West Island is English. Ukraine? It is like Cochrane or Moncton.
  23. Advice for tourists, all the good places/cities to visit are on the left/West. They were part of Austria-Hungary - for example, Lviv, or rather Lemberg. Beautiful city. Donetsk? That's Russian.
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