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donsu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-05 01:26 PM
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wouldn't it be interesting if the rest of the world embargoed the US

until us americans cleaned house

you know, tit for tat
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GrpCaptMandrake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-05 01:28 PM
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1. Might actually work
if we still made anything here. An embargo against American goods would hurt India, Bangladesh, China and Mexico more than it would Americans.
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Retired AF Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-05 02:29 PM
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14. You are right
sad isnt it?
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GrpCaptMandrake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-05 02:35 PM
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15. It is to weep n/t
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-05 01:29 PM
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2. I'm surprised it hasn't happened already.
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Totally Committed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-05 01:39 PM
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3. For one thing, that would put Wal-Mart out of business.
And, it might get the sheeple's attention. (It might rally them to Bush's defense, but I think for the most part, it would turn them on him...)

TC
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WhiteTara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-05 01:40 PM
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4. It would work on so many levels
not only would we have to look at our behavior, we would also have to start doing and making things again.
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enid602 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-05 01:40 PM
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5. embargo
Probably not a good idea to starve someone who owes you trillions of dollars.
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Double T Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-05 01:44 PM
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6. President 'bully' bush just had the rest of the Americas send him packin'
without an international trade deal. This psychopath is so arrogant he won't even get the message until an embargo or its equivalent actually happens.
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stray cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-05 01:47 PM
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7. All they have to do is stop lending us money
No embargo is necessary.
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Generarth Donating Member (309 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-05 01:47 PM
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8. Well I embargo selectively I guess
some of the organisations that put the flag up on their website after 9/11 got embargoed. I ended up selecting Swiss software instead of American in one case which meant 10k of our money went to Europe instead of the US. But I'm writing this on an Apple computer. I think you'll find that in some left circles embargoing the US is not a new idea but applying it in this interdependent world is a little harder.
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eallen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-05 02:13 PM
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9. Yep. A global depression would be quite interesting.
The US accounts for about a quarter of the world economy. Were high trade barriers somehow erected between it and the rest of the world, the results would be a global depression. China, India, Brazil and other growing economies that supply the US likely would suffer the most.

Interesting? Yep.

Worthwhile? Doubtful. It likely would end in wars. Depressions have a way of bringing out the worst in polities.

Likely? Not a prayer.

:hippie:
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Moochy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-05 03:01 PM
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16. Any government that supported the blockade
would be toppled by a shock and awe campaign, followed by an insurgency and a puppet government.
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meganmonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-05 02:16 PM
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10. I've been partly expecting the rest of the world to lay it down on us
Edited on Sun Nov-06-05 02:16 PM by meganmonkey
for quite some time. But there are many interests and forces in this world, and I believe the most powerful of them transcend US party politics and have quite a lot at stake if the US were to crumble. So I have a feeling that the global powers-that-be will never let that happen.

:shrug:
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donsu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-05 02:20 PM
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12. but, we are crumbling
nt
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meganmonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-05 03:09 PM
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17. Not the kind of crumbling this type of embargo would cause
The 'crumbling' we are experiencing now isn't even noticed by half of americans.

There is too much at stake in the world economy if the US were to get shut off. Maybe in a couple decades, when the huge economies of places like India and China are more stable and secure, but I don't think it would happen any time soon...Too much at stake for too many powerful people.
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Taxloss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-05 02:18 PM
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11. It would hurt the entire world.
You can't just shut off such an important component of the world economy.
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Retired AF Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-05 02:23 PM
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13. Since we help feed so much of the
Edited on Sun Nov-06-05 02:23 PM by Retired AF Dem
world. It won't happen.
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