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Nihil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-23-07 07:25 AM
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20. Simple answer
> Why does that seem difficult for people to grasp?

Because things like that simply don't apply to the USA unless the USA
wants them to (i.e., unless it gives them an advantage). Any pretence
at wanting a "level playing field" is pure political bullshit.

cf., the "right" to "pre-emptive attacks" ... imagine the cry that
would go up if someone pre-emptively attacked America and caused the
loss of life on a scale that we've seen in Iraq ...

One law for the rich, another for the rest of the world.
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  -EU, Australia, Argentina, Brazil join Canada in WTO complaint against U.S. corn subsidies Judi Lynn  Jan-22-07 05:17 PM   #0 
  - tell the WTO to eat sh*t  TheFarseer   Jan-22-07 05:21 PM   #1 
  - The fucking corn lobby is why all out food is stuffed with HFCS.  Odin2005   Jan-22-07 05:29 PM   #2 
  - and that would be better how  TheFarseer   Jan-22-07 05:46 PM   #5 
     - U.S. Corn subsidies are the biggest reason why Mexican family farmers...  Solon   Jan-22-07 06:12 PM   #10 
  - I respectfully disagree  Amused Musings   Jan-22-07 05:41 PM   #4 
  - I think we make a mistake when we  TheFarseer   Jan-22-07 06:01 PM   #8 
  - This has nothing to do with sacrifice, and everything to do with actually following the treaties...  Solon   Jan-22-07 06:16 PM   #11 
     - That's what I'm saying - pull out of WTO  TheFarseer   Jan-22-07 06:55 PM   #12 
        - I agree, in theory...  Solon   Jan-22-07 07:18 PM   #13 
        - Let's pull out of the UN as well. They have no more right to tell  pampango   Jan-22-07 08:03 PM   #15 
  - Agreed. The developing world has consistently held the  pampango   Jan-22-07 06:10 PM   #9 
  - Who set up organizations like the WTO  fujiyama   Jan-22-07 09:42 PM   #19 
  - Small look at Brazil's ethanol industry:Brazil To Gain 123 New Biofuel Plants By 2010  Judi Lynn   Jan-22-07 05:33 PM   #3 
  - And they are burning down the rain forrest to do it.  Massacure   Jan-22-07 09:30 PM   #17 
     - This is unfortunate and one  Amused Musings   Jan-22-07 09:40 PM   #18 
        - Thanks for the info. I must say I didn't know the ethanol was being produced  Judi Lynn   Jan-23-07 07:44 AM   #23 
  - Welcome to the new big commodity (energy/food)  Pavulon   Jan-22-07 05:54 PM   #6 
  - tough shit  madrchsod   Jan-22-07 05:56 PM   #7 
  - The Eu complaining about subsidies.  robcon   Jan-22-07 07:29 PM   #14 
  - That's the most amazing part of the whole thing  Mudoria   Jan-23-07 07:34 AM   #21 
  - It's amazing to see  George1984   Jan-22-07 08:37 PM   #16 
  - Simple answer  Nihil   Jan-23-07 07:25 AM   #20 
  - The trouble is, if you pull corn subsidies you will be hurting those who are least able to bear it  MadHound   Jan-23-07 07:35 AM   #22 
     - I disagree MadHound. Every corn farmer benefits, every taxpayer pays.  robcon   Jan-23-07 09:42 AM   #25 
        - We'll have to agree to disagree then  MadHound   Jan-23-07 11:42 AM   #26 
  - Actually, no matter what the WTO does, it's a fucking criminal organization. Period.  ryanmuegge   Jan-23-07 12:03 PM   #27 
     - It needs to be replaced then, but there has to be some  pampango   Jan-23-07 12:14 PM   #28 
  - have US subsidies been eclipsed by higher corn price?  Moby Grape   Jan-23-07 07:55 AM   #24 
 

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