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  1. The Russia/USA Game

    so, how much difference is there between TASS's fake news vs CNN's fake news If you pay attention to the posts of right wingers's here, you will find out a lot of complains on "liberal media tyranny" and they are not referring foreign autocratic governments like Russian or Chinese. And I have to agree with them, partially. I remember years ago, there were comment sections under the news pages of most media websites. Now most of them have gone because right wingers used to use this function ranting their hatred towards liberals, fake news of media, system...etc.
  2. Yes, Americans do care more about King Jong-un than who becomes Canadian PM. I think Americans should be grateful for Canada always has such unproblematic leaders.
  3. America would go on because there weren't Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping out there waiting to strike at American weakest moments.....lol....but yes, the major great powers then were busy to compete dominance in Europe, and America then was not as important as today to draw their attention.
  4. I think the another variant name of creative destruction is shock therapy. Though the method reportedly has got success in some small countries like Poland, with American help of course, it failed in Post-Soviet because no one outside could help to save the day for a country with such size and population. Anyway, the success of the method is depend on whether you have a way to create a better one. The key and the goal of the method is to create. Destruction is just the approach to achieve the goal. President Trump's problem is he only destructs things, and have no idea how to create.
  5. If you merely wanted to break things, you wouldn't need a 70 years old man. A kid younger than 7/2=3.5 years old will do better on the job. Breaking things is easy. To reshape what you have broken to a better one is hard.
  6. If Xi couldn't sell any goods to US, maybe he would sell some American debt instead? Trump may be right on many things, but he doesn't have a viable strategy to achieve his goal. This is why I think he will fail his voters. Now he has fired everyone who would come out a viable strategy for him. I think he will disappoint you.
  7. Indeed... I think Canadian liberals also haven't learned the lesson correctly from this Trump phenomenon. When the wind slightly blows to the right side, they rush to extreme left to balance it like what a sailor would do to his/her sailboat. These Canadian politicians are supposed to know better that when you drive a car on icy road, if the car is skidding to right, it will be better that you don't turn the steering wheel to left immediately. You should let go the wheel and let the vehicle to weaken the trend and regain its balance first...then you can consider which direction you want to go---beware, still don't turn the wheel to left too hard unless you want to lose control again...
  8. Lowering Voting Age to 16

    A country isn't a board of directors, so financial status or tax isn't the problem. For example: Slaves neither pay tax nor financial independent, but we can not justify slavery for that. I guess in old time, a king didn't need to pay tax because his people paid tax to him, but which doesn't mean he wasn't qualified as a king---the most politically powerful person in a nation.
  9. Lowering Voting Age to 16

    It's very true.....and if a person haven't certain level of life experience,he or she will be easily mind-manipulated and mind-controlled by an experienced one whom he or she occupationally trusts, like...a teacher of students or superior officer of soldiers, then the result of vote will be greatly distorted by a small group of people who have access to exert great influence on teenager voters. I think this is why in some democratic countries soldiers are not allowed to vote even if the soldiers are adults.
  10. If I was you I would advise Canadian Liberal PM Justin Trudeau sending liberal Canadians to Mali and any place like that instead of peacekeepers, armed forces, nuke launchers... The benefits: 2. The liberals can try to lecture their political-correct doctrines to ISIS to covert them to Canadianized moderate ISIS 1. There will be no liberal Canadian existing on the planet earth soon, so the war loving conservative dudes will dominate Canada and do whatever they want---which means---no limits on defense spending...
  11. War enthusiasts, come in please

    Trade war is also a war....how about this one?
  12. War enthusiasts, come in please

    No. I only use Google Translate to find what Tolstoï means in English since I can't read French.
  13. War enthusiasts, come in please

    "People" have never had and will never have the right to choose to fight in some wars until their asses are blasted and exerted with enough pain by their enemies. I'm afraid this is true human nature. You kept asking me what was the meaning of the video. Now I can give you one: In my video, at 2:40, did the people who cheered when President Trump announced America had sent fleet to defend Binomo aware that Putin would nuke their asses and end their happiness once and for all? Obviously they didn't. They just thought Putin would turn back before American naval forces since Russia had nothing to match it in the sea, so Americans would feel their nation great again like what they felt in Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962. In most cases, people go into a war without knowing that they are going into a war, or what kind war they are going into. Its kinda like the video below----people think they have ordered snack but get a snake instead... Did the lady choose the soup which she ordered at 1:28 in the video?
  14. War enthusiasts, come in please

    I think there wasn't any "Canadian soldier" in the Seven Years War unless you were referring aboriginal. In North America, English, French or Spanish soldiers fought for Britain, France or Spain respectively then. Since there wasn't enough population in North America then, it was impossible to draw soldiers to reinforce Europe. Exactly both Britain and France had to send reinforcement to North America from Europe. After French navy was defeated by British Navy, it was impossible for France to send reinforcement to its North American colony, then France lost its New France to Britain.
  15. War enthusiasts, come in please

    Thank you for the recommendation. I'll read it if I find the book. I think a serious history book is quite different from a historical novel, even if the novel was written by Tolstoy. If you read a novel, regardless it is a historical novel or a Sic-Fi, usually you will find a "Dark Lord" or something like that in the book to play bad guy. Then you will find a hero, or a good side to fight this dark side. And you usually have 90% chance to have a "justice will prevail" ending to satisfy reader's psychological needs---This is the way the writers to sell their books. But if you read some serious history books, you will find that the historians used to be prudent to judge which side is good or evil because in the real world the causes of a war and the motives of people into a war are always complex. If you compare the size and population of Axis countries to the size and population of Allies countries, you could hardly conclude that the Allies's victory is because Allies had better soldiers. If you put aside political correctness aka prejudice, you have to admit that the individual soldiers of Axis were the better one in terms of combat technique or even on bravery and sprite, because in most cases they had to fight the enemies which outnumbered and outgunned them.