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  1. Nope...not even close....drought, famine, disease, ice ages, natural disasters, etc. made for much variety over the centuries...not always for the better. "Western" technology, investment, and economic growth has mitigated and in some cases eliminated such variation and risk.
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    Steve shows who's team he's on

    Nonsense...there is no such thing as a Bush "government". What is in place now results from the current and prior administrations, as well as the US Congress and state governments. While Canada was screwing around with Liberal lip service to their ratified Kyoto obligations, the USA actually reduced emissions growth rate. How embarrasing!
  3. Sorry, but you will have to go deeper than "the world is a mess". Lacking any definition of what the "west" is or its culpability for said "mess" compared to the human condition since antiquity, you have demonstrated nothing except contempt for the very socio-economic circumstances from which you benefit. Human beings are far better fed, housed, clothed, sheltered, immunized, and educated in greater numbers than ever before. If this be the mess you speak of, we shall welcome more.
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    Steve shows who's team he's on

    Hardly....the USA pronounced Kyschmoto dead-on-arrival way before President Bush was ever elected. Vote Summary Question: On the Resolution (s.res.98 ) Vote Number: 205 Vote Date: July 25, 1997, 11:37 AM Required For Majority: 1/2 Vote Result: Resolution Agreed to Measure Number: S.Res. 98 Measure Title: A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate regarding the conditions for the United States becoming a signatory to any international agreement on greenhouse gas emissions under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Vote Counts: YEAs 95 NAYs 0 Not Voting 5
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    ALL CANNABIS CANADIANS VOTE GREEN

    Ahem....Canada is not the United States. Seek true cannabis love elsewhere.
  6. Actually, you have not made any points at all, failing to define what the "west" is or has been responsible for, good or bad. The world doesn't parse so easily into your moral pronouncements or geographic analysis, and continues to mock any such position with immigration patterns. You even invoked the Geneva Conventions (erroneously) to bolster another argument, yet these are a very "western" idea. Can't have it both ways.
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    The Politics of Victimization

    Quite to the contrary, Israel specializes in not being the victim when it comes to land, occupied or otherwise. Nobody has the right to land, only the right to defend possession. The propaganda of victimhood is for a certain audience, foreign and domestic, and all part of the same game that ultimately serves and preserves power. Victimhood thrives in the quicksand of shifting "morality" and "fairness". Never a victim be, because it dis-empowers far greater than any enemy.
  8. No, that's what you say. Immigrants to "Western" consciousness come from all over the world, including "white people". Even the Church is in on the take. Pre-war Italy was nice too...see Roman Empire.
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    The Politics of Victimization

    Similarities? Was it a different British or French or Spanish Empire 300 years ago? To hell with "recognition"....let the daily Six Nation rocket attacks begin at once! Then we shall see how much sympathy is left, eh? South Africa laughed at Canada's righteous indignation at apartheid while still maintaining Residential Schools. Israel can laugh at Canada or the US too, having already conquered and killed their "PalestIndians".
  10. No, I mean the West that is better than wherever they came from. The West isn't a place, it's an economic state of mind and being. But you already know this, and won't be leaving anytime soon.
  11. No...I always like to conclude such circle jerks by noting the flood of immigration to the "West". Victims voting with their feet.
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    The new face of hate

    You were doing OK until all that harmony stuff...didn't happen that way at all. Were the slaves in Lower Canada also happy immigrants?
  13. The guilt is of your own making. Indulge to your liking, but don't insist that others weep at the same wall. The "West" can no more accept "responsibility" for interventions than the "non-West" can accept responsibility for being "victims". The entire notion baffles all compass points of history.
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    The new face of hate

    No, they (and others) have no grievance whatsoever. Those that "feel" they do will always fail. It's the price of admission to "racist" countries like Canada or the USA.
  15. Unlike you, I haven't the burden of guilt while enjoying the fruit of "Western" exploits. Yet you still enjoy them, eh?
  16. No, I am saying thet the "West" will be responsible for anything that supports individual or collective interests. This is how it should be. It is not a "mess" at all, and far more orderly than before any such notion of "West" existed. The very term is synonymous with collective action and purpose. Tutsi and Bantu Hutu were well established in the region before German and Belgian colonial influences, having displaced other indigenous peoples before them (no "Western" influence required for good ole' fashioned WAR).
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    The new face of hate

    Whoa...aren't you being a bit selective? Off the top of my head, I can think of Ukrainians abused by the Crown, as were Chinese, Japanese, etc. Hell, they kicked Acadians out of the country!!
  18. Rwanda....unless you want to blame the Belgians. See, it really is better when greed and economics runs the show, "memory hole" be damned.
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    The Politics of Victimization

    Hmmmm....seems to me that Canada and the USA did much the same....I shall not hold my breath waiting for the "agreements" of native populations. Accordingly, rocket attacks should begin at once against "The Crown".
  20. This oh so special memory hole seems to have forgotten many more such interventions that did not have any "blowback" at all. Who shall decide when they are desired or not? That's why "we" don't make decisions based solely on "memory holes", and I am using the term "we" very loosely indeed.
  21. The point is obvious for all to see, save for those "complaining" Ontarions [sic].
  22. No..the worst polluting coal fired plants of Nanticoke (that's in Ontario) tortures New Yorkers and New Englanders as well...for "ages".
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    Haudenosaunee Confederacy Land Rights Statement

    Bingo...there's your trouble.
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    Haudenosaunee Confederacy Land Rights Statement

    It is curious (and ironic) that such "legitimacy" is sought by establishing an association with "influencing" the US Constitution while little notice or mention has been made of any association with equivalent Canadian founding documents.
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    Should Mohawk Warriors Be Accorded Respect

    Guess again..... That pact, called the Jay Treaty, formalized the long history of cross-border enlistment. Six hundred Nova Scotian Mi'kmaq fought with George Washington. A Canadian Mohawk was a cavalry lieutenant at the side of Lt. Col. George Custer at the massacre at Little Bighorn. Canadian Indians, a term they themselves still use, have fought as U.S. troops in every modern war. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/conte...2500702_pf.html
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