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  1. August1991

    Donald Trump (in 3 paragraphs)

    Zeitgeist, given your thinking, I fear for our future as a civilized world. ===== The Berlin Wall did not fall because of gravity. It fell because of, among others - parmi d'autres - those guys in Vietnam.
  2. August1991

    Donald Trump (in 3 paragraphs)

    The US lost Vietnam in the same sense that Churchill/Dunkerque lost WWII. ===== America won. In Vietnam today, as in China - people use the market system to co-operate. ==== Everyone in Vietnam, every Vietnamese today, owes a tremendous debt to a name on that black wall in Washington. Everyone in Vietnam today knows that America won. But... why?
  3. August1991

    Donald Trump (in 3 paragraphs)

    Canada's military had little to do with Vietnam - except as a UN player. I was surprised about Australia until I learned about America and Japan and Darwin. ===== Canadian soldiers fought in Korea.
  4. August1991

    Donald Trump (in 3 paragraphs)

    The North was supported by the Soviets and the Maoist Red Chinese - both now defeated. Maoist China and the Soviet Union both lost, they no longer exist. America won. Vietnam was not a war. It was a battle. It was an important battle in winning a larger war which America ultimately won. ===== The resolve of JFK and LBJ was correct - and of many young American boys, I am simply truly, thankful. Reagan (and me in my travels) merely collected the benefit.
  5. August1991

    Donald Trump (in 3 paragraphs)

    Weird thread (wld love to quote better but software makes it difficult). I note that Zeitgeist wrote this: Zeitgeist: We support the US government in most areas. I don’t like the level of impact. It becomes an issue every so often: Vietnam, invasion of Iraq... Then... ===== I recently spent some time in Vietnam. IMHO, Vietnam (like China) has adopted the Lee Kuan Yew Singapore model: Free markets. Those young American men who died in Vietnam made it possible for me to travel in Asia. Like Dunkerque, Vietnam was a battle in a larger war. I reckon that with the collapse of the Soviet Union, America won. (Que Dieu nous bénisse - can I say that?)
  6. August1991

    Target of virus/hack attackj

    Other threads are still under attack. Why is this thread/topic/category immune?
  7. August1991

    Quote of the Day/Week/Month/Year

    John O'Sullivan, November 2018, Link
  8. August1991

    Target of virus/hack attackj

    So far, this thread is immune. Why?
  9. August1991

    Target of virus/hack attackj

    Wow! ===== Why? (2 minutes later...)
  10. August1991

    Is the federal NDP irrelevant?

    Blah, blah, Marxist blah... In Canada, about 30% of filers pay no federal income tax - assuming that such people bother to vote. ====== In English Canada, federal Liberals were once perceived as CCF/NDP in a hurry. Since French-Canadian (Quebec) nationalism is currently dormant, federal Liberals can occupy the leftist space. But federal parties in Canada (Liberals traditionally, uh, conservatively - but Conservatives also) work to keep us united. === Given this centenary, we in Canada have avoided a Civil War and avoided a Great War. We are a modern Austrian-Hungarian Empire: We live side by side.
  11. Greg,

    Delete this nonsense.

    1. betsy


      Just ignore it, August.  Post away....

    2. scribblet


      It is getting more spammy around here...   maybe the software needs updating

  12. August1991

    God's Language

    I have asked several people that I know, Muslims, and they said that God speaks Arabic. I asked: "Mohammed - the Prophet - may speak Arabic. But God?" They answered: "Mohammed speaks the word of God. It is Arabic."
  13. August1991

    God's Language

    The Lutheran Bible makes for a better world. The Koran does not. To wit, Sweden is a place everyone wants to emulate. Mecca? No one wants to go there - except by superstition. ===== In fact, they want to go to America.
  14. August1991

    Is the federal NDP irrelevant?

    Look at the recent US numbers: The Democrats - across the board - win in the popular vote. Republicans only win - recently - because of gerrymandering. Long term, Republicans are (excuse the expression) fu*ked. ===== Trump? The last gasp of America.