You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login

Reply #46: Hasn't it been said that Afghanistan is the graveyard of Empires? [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » General Discussion Donate to DU
kohodog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 07:35 PM
Response to Original message
46. Hasn't it been said that Afghanistan is the graveyard of Empires?
The wars will bankrupt the US, like Russia. The richy riches will continue to party in their gated communities.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
  -What's it going to take to break the Empire? Taverner  Mar-20-11 09:28 PM   #0 
  - War tax. 90% war tax on gross incomes over $7 million.  aquart   Mar-20-11 09:31 PM   #1 
  - and... you're going to get that passed into law how?  Beam Me Up   Mar-20-11 10:02 PM   #13 
  - That's a brilliant idea.  Matariki   Mar-20-11 11:16 PM   #35 
  - I believe it will take a huge natural disaster  Angry Dragon   Mar-20-11 09:32 PM   #2 
  - Katrina says hi.  Initech   Mar-20-11 10:32 PM   #18 
     - I am talking about a huge disaster  Angry Dragon   Mar-20-11 10:58 PM   #29 
        - Or China to start demanding we pay them back with Euros...  Taverner   Mar-20-11 11:20 PM   #37 
        - I'm worried we will see that here in Cali in my lifetime.  Initech   Mar-21-11 12:34 AM   #38 
           - It's just a matter of time and I think we will be woefully unprepared. Frankly, with  RKP5637   Mar-21-11 06:08 AM   #42 
  - Doubt it's going to happen. And few actually want to cut domestic spending because we're "broke."  BzaDem   Mar-20-11 09:33 PM   #3 
  - +1  Bluerthanblue   Mar-20-11 09:49 PM   #5 
  - What annoys me about heathcare is we always talk of meeting healthcare  RKP5637   Mar-20-11 09:50 PM   #6 
  - When people leave the hospital with a bill that is 42 pages long,  truedelphi   Mar-20-11 10:02 PM   #12 
     - We don't affect these things apparently. We tried, and we were failed. The people  RKP5637   Mar-21-11 05:51 PM   #44 
        - Your expression "We were failed" says it all.  truedelphi   Mar-21-11 07:31 PM   #45 
           - It's very sad. n/t  RKP5637   Mar-21-11 07:37 PM   #47 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-20-11 09:56 PM   #9 
     - Something tells me if given the opportunity to live in Bhengazi for the next few months in a world  BzaDem   Mar-20-11 10:36 PM   #19 
        - Hey  BeFree   Mar-20-11 10:47 PM   #25 
           - But they're not over here. They're over there.  BzaDem   Mar-20-11 10:55 PM   #28 
              - They are here  BeFree   Mar-20-11 11:01 PM   #31 
  - One thing.  DeSwiss   Mar-20-11 09:40 PM   #4 
  - Frankly if we knew about 20% of what is going on I bet the entire populace would  RKP5637   Mar-20-11 09:57 PM   #10 
  - I dunno - on UFOs I think Bill Maher was right  Taverner   Mar-20-11 10:01 PM   #11 
     - What?  Beam Me Up   Mar-20-11 10:14 PM   #14 
     - +1000 +++ Exactly, keep 'em so confused with so much info., disinformation, gaps and  RKP5637   Mar-20-11 10:42 PM   #23 
     - I like Bill Maher, but with all due respect, he's a comedian.  DeSwiss   Mar-20-11 10:47 PM   #26 
        - Extrordinary Claims demand Extrordinary Evidence  Taverner   Mar-20-11 11:02 PM   #32 
        - A little more info on Dr. Greer:  Taverner   Mar-20-11 11:14 PM   #34 
        - Peace be unto you. n/t  DeSwiss   Mar-21-11 12:43 AM   #40 
        - And MSM giggles and brushes it off sounding like a bunch of simpletons. The  RKP5637   Mar-21-11 06:01 AM   #41 
  - Do the Republicans wish to cut FEMA? If not, why not?  RickFromMN   Mar-20-11 09:51 PM   #7 
  - Sadly as long as profits are being made by someone and they have enough power nothing  RKP5637   Mar-20-11 09:53 PM   #8 
  - Start making the wealthy afraid.  HughBeaumont   Mar-20-11 10:16 PM   #15 
  - be more precise. what would they fear?  Beam Me Up   Mar-20-11 10:28 PM   #17 
  - create a currency whose value can not be controlled by any central agency  Beam Me Up   Mar-20-11 10:22 PM   #16 
  - If we followed your proposal, we would be back to having depressions and panics every few decades  BzaDem   Mar-20-11 10:37 PM   #21 
     - no. you don't get it. we've never had a currency whose value  Beam Me Up   Mar-20-11 11:04 PM   #33 
  - End the wars - and tax rich people.  Initech   Mar-20-11 10:36 PM   #20 
  - What you are seeing are the last stage of all Empires  nadinbrzezinski   Mar-20-11 10:38 PM   #22 
  - A couple more wars. We cannot afford the ones we already have. nt  jwirr   Mar-20-11 10:45 PM   #24 
  - We must ask Yoda  Snoutport   Mar-20-11 10:48 PM   #27 
  - One day, we really will just be bankrupt.  krabigirl   Mar-20-11 11:00 PM   #30 
  - Jedi  Motown_Johnny   Mar-20-11 11:19 PM   #36 
  - You're not a "war" with Libya, yo're enforcing a UN resolution  HEyHEY   Mar-21-11 12:37 AM   #39 
  - How long do you think that will be?  Iterate   Mar-21-11 09:33 PM   #50 
  - Let Norway run the UN. A "firm believer" in "the importance of an UN-led world order".  pampango   Mar-21-11 06:21 AM   #43 
  - Hasn't it been said that Afghanistan is the graveyard of Empires?  kohodog   Mar-21-11 07:35 PM   #46 
  - bankruptcy would be my guess  Astraea   Mar-21-11 07:38 PM   #48 
  - China bombing us the way we have bombs so many others.  sarcasmo   Mar-21-11 07:49 PM   #49 

Home » Discuss » General Discussion Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators

Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC