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  Thread: Argentina "expropriates" Spanish energy firm
Post: RE: Argentina "expropriates" Spanish energy firm

[quote]Here, this man speaks the truth.[/quote] ;) Thanks But in all seriousness, since governments are (today) essentially all-powerful, and, just like in Czarist Russia, only bribery/lobbying/ca...
beste Real economics 17 3,941 27.05.2012, 02:44
  Thread: Argentina "expropriates" Spanish energy firm
Post: RE: Argentina "expropriates" Spanish energy firm

It will take time, but by simply following the money trail, you'll find out the movers and shakers who pushed this ridiculous plan through.
beste Real economics 17 3,941 27.05.2012, 02:13
  Thread: The forums
Post: RE: The forums

Wow. I am saddened that this particular thread is more of a cuss-fest than a forum to debate ideas and philosophies. [quote]And the mods have spoken. When half the words in your posts are misspell...
beste Offtopic 68 7,841 13.05.2012, 01:31
  Thread: The forums
Post: RE: The forums

Au revior! Auf wiederchatten! Later! Now who will stand up to the forum bullies?:heuls:
beste Offtopic 68 7,841 10.05.2012, 00:42
  Thread: The Thin Blue Line - The Firearms Debate
Post: RE: The Thin Blue Line - The Firearms Debate

[quote]2+2=fish[/quote] SOMEONE UNDERSTANDS!!!!!! :groove:
beste Real politics & history 48 9,802 08.05.2012, 18:58
  Thread: Freedom in the New Libya
Post: RE: Freedom in the New Libya

[quote]Now they will be even more opporessed.[/quote] Soon they will be crying for the West to save them from the regimes and terrorist organizations. And the West will be foolish enough to go in a...
beste Real politics & history 105 19,252 07.05.2012, 02:54
  Thread: Does America Need Manufacturing?
Post: RE: Does America Need Manufacturing?

our expert technocrat-in-residence has some good points. society's ability to produce is actually very high. if you look to Thatcher's term as prime minister, England initiated a 3-day workweek yet o...
beste Real economics 27 3,866 07.05.2012, 02:48
  Thread: Freedom in the New Libya
Post: RE: Freedom in the New Libya

Would you please tell me how Cuba, Saudi Arabia and welfare play into Libya? They don't.
beste Real politics & history 105 19,252 05.05.2012, 16:40
  Thread: The Thin Blue Line - The Firearms Debate
Post: RE: The Thin Blue Line - The Firearms Debate

[quote]if there are no guns nobody can get killed by a gun.[/quote] Assuming that criminals, drug cartels, and so one hand in their guns to. [quote]the idea that if your enemy has a gun you'll need...
beste Real politics & history 48 9,802 05.05.2012, 16:34
  Thread: Freedom in the New Libya
Post: RE: Freedom in the New Libya

[quote]It doesn't matter if all the members of society, or just a minority of it owns capital, it still falls into the definition of capitalism. [/quote] By that definition, socialist states are ca...
beste Real politics & history 105 19,252 04.05.2012, 21:07
  Thread: Freedom in the New Libya
Post: RE: Freedom in the New Libya

[quote]In the real world, economic liberalisation has usually been accomplished by totalitarian methods. See Indonesia and Chile, its first examples.[/quote] US since 1776 Japan post WWII S. Kore...
beste Real politics & history 105 19,252 04.05.2012, 20:42
  Thread: Freedom in the New Libya
Post: RE: Freedom in the New Libya

But economic liberalization =/= totalitarianism. No true laissez-faire economist would agree with you on that. Capitalism doesn't work well with totalitarianism. Low wages are not the goal of economic...
beste Real politics & history 105 19,252 04.05.2012, 19:45
  Thread: Freedom in the New Libya
Post: RE: Freedom in the New Libya

We replaced a dictator who committed some human rights abuses (but nothing near 10K dead in one year) for a regime that is populated with radical Islamists, a regime who's state flag is that of al-Qae...
beste Real politics & history 105 19,252 04.05.2012, 19:01
  Thread: The forums
Post: RE: The forums

Well, it depends when you look at the forums. They were most lively about 3 weeks ago with some very interesting discussions on culture, civilization, and what makes/breaks them. Also, being finals s...
beste Offtopic 68 7,841 04.05.2012, 03:32
  Thread: Influences on Civilization: Ideology vs Geography
Post: RE: Influences on Civilization: Ideology vs Geogra...

[quote]My assesment is that yes, indeed the major factor is geographical. But I reiterate that climate is a part of it, not the determining factor. If we follow your example, the native tribes of Aust...
beste Real politics & history 77 9,159 23.04.2012, 04:55
  Thread: Influences on Civilization: Ideology vs Geography
Post: RE: Influences on Civilization: Ideology vs Geogra...

@John I was being factitious/sarcastic. Also, Hinduism is a religion that cannot be defined with a textbook style definition. Aspects of Hinduism deplore death, others (Thuggy-ism) revere murder/ri...
beste Real politics & history 77 9,159 22.04.2012, 18:52
  Thread: Influences on Civilization: Ideology vs Geography
Post: RE: Influences on Civilization: Ideology vs Geogra...

In world religions, the first rule about Far Eastern religions is that they are very vague (Shinto, ancestor worship, Hinduism). Shinto itself was more or less, a nature religion but has been used to ...
beste Real politics & history 77 9,159 22.04.2012, 18:05
  Thread: Compound Interest
Post: RE: Compound Interest

The function of a bank is as different (and essential) as that of a farmer, factory, administrator, government, etc. Banks' jobs are not to create physical things (ie food, goods) but to facilitate th...
beste Real economics 30 5,279 21.04.2012, 21:16
  Thread: Influences on Civilization: Ideology vs Geography
Post: RE: Influences on Civilization: Ideology vs Geogra...

I think what makes the Japanese so fascinating is that they Westernized, yet preserved their culture. Japan was the first non-Western state to actually self-Westernize: resulting in one of the most in...
beste Real politics & history 77 9,159 21.04.2012, 19:33
  Thread: Influences on Civilization: Ideology vs Geography
Post: RE: Influences on Civilization: Ideology vs Geogra...

Please guys stop! You are making a mockery of this thread's intention, which is to analyze the impact of geography vs. ideology in civilization. @ Sheep, THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!! @ Helsworth and Zultra...
beste Real politics & history 77 9,159 21.04.2012, 19:06
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