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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-02-10 02:46 PM
Response to Reply #18
22. It is not just WS... and a better allusion is not Germany
but either Rome, or the USSR. In fact, the Spain of 1821 works very well too.
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  -Why Assange has done us a favor nadinbrzezinski  Dec-02-10 01:32 PM   #0 
  - I have been in shock to realize how many DUers do accept American exceptionalism and war  kgnu_fan   Dec-02-10 01:39 PM   #1 
  - "American Exceptionalism" is the myth by which  Dawson Leery   Dec-02-10 01:53 PM   #4 
  - People learn this early in life  nadinbrzezinski   Dec-02-10 01:57 PM   #6 
  - Not sure losing the Empire is a painless procedure  Taverner   Dec-02-10 01:44 PM   #2 
  - I think the US will go the way the USSR.  nadinbrzezinski   Dec-02-10 01:59 PM   #7 
     - Me too  Taverner   Dec-02-10 02:10 PM   #11 
        - And that is SOMETIMES...  nadinbrzezinski   Dec-02-10 02:12 PM   #14 
  - Yes. We all knew. But, shoving it in our faces helps.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Dec-02-10 01:46 PM   #3 
  - You have been awake for a long time  nadinbrzezinski   Dec-02-10 02:03 PM   #9 
     - Yes. And, I hope that others will be just as shocked as I was many years ago.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Dec-02-10 02:11 PM   #13 
        - Well everybody does it  nadinbrzezinski   Dec-02-10 02:16 PM   #15 
           - We have become dependent, like our predecessors, on our Empire.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Dec-02-10 02:29 PM   #16 
              - Exactly  nadinbrzezinski   Dec-02-10 02:42 PM   #21 
  - k&r ...  defendandprotect   Dec-02-10 01:54 PM   #5 
  - Many of the perks we enjoy as citizens...  Ozymanithrax   Dec-02-10 02:01 PM   #8 
  - Bullshit.  JackRiddler   Dec-02-10 02:10 PM   #10 
     - Then there is this issue about a reserve currency  nadinbrzezinski   Dec-02-10 02:11 PM   #12 
     - The Dollar as reserve currency gave us more than 50  Ozymanithrax   Dec-02-10 02:31 PM   #17 
     - You seem to think military empire and reserve currency status are linked.  JackRiddler   Dec-02-10 05:52 PM   #23 
        - The military industrial complex was/is part of the civilian economy.  Ozymanithrax   Dec-02-10 06:07 PM   #24 
           - More bullshit.  JackRiddler   Dec-02-10 06:19 PM   #25 
              - kick  JackRiddler   Dec-03-10 01:01 PM   #28 
     - This, and the post above it would make a great thread. Now I've got to think about this a bit.  Gregorian   Dec-02-10 02:39 PM   #19 
     - +1000000000  leftstreet   Dec-02-10 02:42 PM   #20 
     - ^ +1,000 ^ Succinct explanation. n/t  Mimosa   Dec-03-10 01:15 PM   #29 
        - thanks!  JackRiddler   Dec-04-10 10:37 AM   #30 
  - Meanwhile, the Vandals on Wall St. keep sacking the Empire  formercia   Dec-02-10 02:32 PM   #18 
  - It is not just WS... and a better allusion is not Germany  nadinbrzezinski   Dec-02-10 02:46 PM   #22 
  - Yes, sometimes a spade IS a bloody shovel.  immune   Dec-02-10 06:50 PM   #26 
     - Well this one is bloody  nadinbrzezinski   Dec-02-10 11:46 PM   #27 

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