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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-04-07 10:24 AM
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2. And those from the 60s seem to be running the country now.
Maybe it was all planned; have people be concerned then so, 40 years later, we could be apathetic now.

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  -Does the United States DESERVE to survive as a world power? Tyler Durden  Dec-04-07 10:19 AM   #0 
  - Hell, sometimes I think the human species doesn't deserve to survive  sleebarker   Dec-04-07 10:21 AM   #1 
  - Every species goes extinct eventually.  Tyler Durden   Dec-04-07 11:16 AM   #21 
     - If I remember correctly, average lifespan for any terrestrial species is  coalition_unwilling   Dec-04-07 01:53 PM   #64 
  - And those from the 60s seem to be running the country now.  HypnoToad   Dec-04-07 10:24 AM   #2 
  - 100% on target.  Tyler Durden   Dec-04-07 10:41 AM   #4 
  - Isn't that sort of inevitable though?  Beerboy   Dec-04-07 11:48 AM   #35 
  - Well, we're still better than Russia, China and India.  mainegreen   Dec-04-07 10:36 AM   #3 
  - What they do behind closed doors is their business.  HypnoToad   Dec-04-07 10:42 AM   #5 
  - Sort like saying we only make the rest of the world eat shit on Tuesdays.  Tyler Durden   Dec-04-07 10:43 AM   #6 
  - Or showing Dennis the Menace how to use a water hose...  HypnoToad   Dec-04-07 10:47 AM   #8 
  - No accusations HERE.  Tyler Durden   Dec-04-07 10:51 AM   #9 
  - Indeed.  mainegreen   Dec-04-07 11:03 AM   #11 
  - As much as you want, too.  Tyler Durden   Dec-04-07 11:35 AM   #28 
  - Or,  Beerboy   Dec-04-07 11:53 AM   #36 
  - Finland is only nicer than the US because it doesn't engage in imperial behavior.  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Dec-04-07 10:44 AM   #7 
  - A Benovolent Empire is an Evil Empire in training.  Tyler Durden   Dec-04-07 10:59 AM   #10 
  - Yeah but, Russia, China and India have been nations forever;  Beerboy   Dec-04-07 11:39 AM   #31 
  - True, We Do Have That Going For Us  Crisco   Dec-04-07 12:50 PM   #53 
  - Did it deserve it in the first place?  NoMoreMyths   Dec-04-07 11:04 AM   #12 
  - I didn't have any farther to go....  Tyler Durden   Dec-04-07 11:10 AM   #16 
  - Every time some clarion call sinks like a rock, I sing "Whistling in the Dark."  Tyler Durden   Dec-04-07 11:07 AM   #13 
  - we lost what moral high-ground we had left after vietnam the day ronnie raygun was elected.  QuestionAll   Dec-04-07 11:08 AM   #14 
  - We're Still the Fastest Gun in the West....  Tyler Durden   Dec-04-07 11:14 AM   #18 
     - Hey! Don't talk 'bout the Six-Guns!  Beerboy   Dec-04-07 12:02 PM   #39 
  - Most in the world believe the USA is the most dangerous nation on the face of the earth.  sicksicksick_N_tired   Dec-04-07 11:09 AM   #15 
  - Who questions that? Certainly not ME.  Tyler Durden   Dec-04-07 11:12 AM   #17 
  - I'm pretty sure the vast majority of humanity would choose that clunk,....  sicksicksick_N_tired   Dec-04-07 11:42 AM   #32 
     - Where is Oskar Schindler now that we need him?  Tyler Durden   Dec-04-07 12:35 PM   #48 
  - Power-sharing?  Beerboy   Dec-04-07 12:14 PM   #42 
  - Oh. You're not familiar with that political concept?  sicksicksick_N_tired   Dec-04-07 05:33 PM   #73 
  - The USA can now continue to be a world power only as long as others are willing to finance  indepat   Dec-05-07 08:53 AM   #77 
  - See what I mean? 18 posts, most of them mine. 1 rec.  Tyler Durden   Dec-04-07 11:15 AM   #19 
  - You know me Tyler  shadowknows69   Dec-04-07 11:25 AM   #23 
  - You know these are designed to MOTIVATE.  Tyler Durden   Dec-04-07 11:28 AM   #25 
  - The problem is that we've become so dependent on the corporation and the state  NoMoreMyths   Dec-04-07 11:37 AM   #29 
     - If we don't change it, nobody will, and we are doomed.  Tyler Durden   Dec-04-07 12:21 PM   #44 
  - As a world power? Um, no.  Beerboy   Dec-04-07 11:16 AM   #20 
  - That's the point. We've dug a tiger trap, lined it with pungi sticks...  Tyler Durden   Dec-04-07 11:18 AM   #22 
  - "Whistling in the Dark..." Sinking like a rock.  Tyler Durden   Dec-04-07 11:25 AM   #24 
  - "Nearer my God to thee"  shadowknows69   Dec-04-07 11:31 AM   #26 
     - Like Al Gore's frog-in-the-saucepan...  Tyler Durden   Dec-04-07 11:33 AM   #27 
        - I completely understand  shadowknows69   Dec-04-07 11:38 AM   #30 
           - I've got room in the basement....  Tyler Durden   Dec-04-07 11:53 AM   #37 
              - Heh, I plead the fifth......of Jack Daniels thats in my cupboard.  shadowknows69   Dec-04-07 11:58 AM   #38 
                 - There'll be plenty of THAT too.  Tyler Durden   Dec-04-07 12:29 PM   #46 
  - Whether the US deserves it or not, no world power lasts forever.  raccoon   Dec-04-07 11:43 AM   #33 
  - It's simple, really.  HughBeaumont   Dec-04-07 11:43 AM   #34 
  - Absolutely, Hugh! I think that's why some morans support Bush.  raccoon   Dec-04-07 02:36 PM   #67 
  - Good question -- here's what I think...  warren pease   Dec-04-07 12:03 PM   #40 
  - .  sicksicksick_N_tired   Dec-04-07 12:15 PM   #43 
  - GAWD I love you Warren.  Tyler Durden   Dec-04-07 12:33 PM   #47 
  - Now, now...  warren pease   Dec-04-07 12:42 PM   #49 
     - Working on the liquor....  Tyler Durden   Dec-04-07 12:48 PM   #51 
  - I wouldn't go that far  NoMoreMyths   Dec-04-07 12:59 PM   #55 
  - Good points...  warren pease   Dec-04-07 01:17 PM   #59 
  - Sorry, dupe - self-delete  warren pease   Dec-04-07 01:17 PM   #60 
  - bread and circuses  kineneb   Dec-04-07 01:36 PM   #63 
  - You ought to start a thread with this. nt  raccoon   Dec-04-07 02:40 PM   #70 
  - The USA should revert to being a "neutral" country  CountAllVotes   Dec-04-07 12:06 PM   #41 
  - How would that work for contemporary times?  Beerboy   Dec-04-07 01:19 PM   #61 
  - Well if nothing else,  sailor65   Dec-04-07 02:37 PM   #68 
  - I'm not sure it would work  CountAllVotes   Dec-04-07 05:24 PM   #72 
  - Actually, the date we crossed over is more properly fixed in the  coalition_unwilling   Dec-04-07 02:38 PM   #69 
  - Not based on our behavior for the past seven years.  tom_paine   Dec-04-07 12:27 PM   #45 
  - No, and we'll all be better off when it's not.  AnotherGreenWorld   Dec-04-07 12:42 PM   #50 
  - No  PATRICK   Dec-04-07 12:49 PM   #52 
  - Wouldn't it be nice to be a second or third rate "power"?  Tierra_y_Libertad   Dec-04-07 12:59 PM   #54 
  - What do all those countries you mention have in common?  Beerboy   Dec-04-07 01:08 PM   #57 
  - yes  iamthebandfanman   Dec-04-07 01:00 PM   #56 
  - Yes  NeedleCast   Dec-04-07 01:13 PM   #58 
  - Are you aware that 'aid' is often a euphemism for a loan?  entanglement   Dec-04-07 06:17 PM   #74 
  - Sure it does, it's the people who have seized power who are the problem.  porphyrian   Dec-04-07 01:21 PM   #62 
  - As a world power, we are headed for the same fate as the Soviet Union.  robertpaulsen   Dec-04-07 02:24 PM   #65 
  - No, so bring on China  loser_user   Dec-04-07 02:32 PM   #66 
  - Sure. Just not the only one nt.  NoGOPZone   Dec-04-07 02:53 PM   #71 
  - Yes, if America tanks the world tanks.  ileus   Dec-04-07 06:36 PM   #75 
  - Yes, the U.S. is an experiment in quasi-democratic government for a multi-cultural society looking  jody   Dec-04-07 06:40 PM   #76 

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