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    Quote Originally Posted by donttread View Post
    Ummm yeah, exactly. /if Poland was pretty well geographically isolated, had tremendous natural, fiscal and military resourses we would be Poland. But we ain't. And we could bow out and protect ourselves.
    What the Sioux thought too, Chief.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ransom View Post
    What the Sioux thought too, Chief.
    Wow, now there's a piss poor analagy. We had the tech, they didn't. But I can see what you mean, clearlypissing off half the world is good for "National Secuity" LOL

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    Go Belgium. Poland. Norway.

    Go anyone isolationist during the era of colonialization. I think one day you gave me Sweden for an example. I remember laughing about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ransom View Post
    Go Belgium. Poland. Norway.

    Go anyone isolationist during the era of colonialization. I think one day you gave me Sweden for an example. I remember laughing about that.
    Good, because I constantly laugh at your misguided support for failed interventionism/ imperialism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donttread View Post
    Good, because I constantly laugh at your misguided support for failed interventionism/ imperialism.
    But you laugh from a free country. Where you have every right to laugh. Drive your car, live in your home, shop at your grocers, type on your tablet or laptop you'll pretend is so essential. Using big corporation internet and fiber, your so essential cell phone pinging you for every alert. Without a clue as to how it all winds up on your front doorstep.

    Winging it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ransom View Post
    But you laugh from a free country. Where you have every right to laugh. Drive your car, live in your home, shop at your grocers, type on your tablet or laptop you'll pretend is so essential. Using big corporation internet and fiber, your so essential cell phone pinging you for every alert. Without a clue as to how it all winds up on your front doorstep.

    Winging it.
    It seems the more war like we become the less free we are actually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donttread View Post
    It seems the more war like we become the less free we are actually.
    Here you are whining constantly about our warlike nature and you're free as a bird, eh donttread?

    What in the world. Are you being denied freedoms? You're less free because we went into Iraq....or because we're occupying South Korea?

    As I said.......f'n winging it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ransom View Post
    Here you are whining constantly about our warlike nature and you're free as a bird, eh donttread?

    What in the world. Are you being denied freedoms? You're less free because we went into Iraq....or because we're occupying South Korea?

    As I said.......f'n winging it.

    State's rights have become all but non existent. We are spied on by our own government who still hunts the hero who let us know the extent of that. Freedom of speech and Second Amendment rights face challenges every day and due process has been kicked in the ass. We have an Unpatriot act and the will of the people has become nearly meaningless to the war machine
    The terrorist created buy your imperialism are in turn used as an excuse to intrude on individulal rights and freedoms .

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    Tillerson urges Qatar and the Gulf states to negotiate an end to their rift

    The US criticizes the list of demands that the Sunni Arab block gave to Qatar. Interesting times.

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Sunday criticized some of the demands by Saudi Arabia and its allies on Qatar as “very difficult” to meet and urged the countries to tamp down the rhetoric and start negotiating.

    The statement by Tillerson was his first response to a sweeping list of 13 demands leaked to the Associated Press on Friday. The ultimatum gave Qatar 10 days to shut down the Arabic news network Al Jazeera, halt all contact with groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood, reduce cooperation with Iran and oust Turkish troops from Qatar. In addition, it would be required to undergo monthly checks to ensure it is complying.


    The demands were presented by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, which had earlier imposed a diplomatic and trade embargo on Qatar, through the emir of Kuwait, who is mediating the crisis. They do not specify what further action those countries might take if Qatar doesn’t obey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ransom View Post
    Here you are whining constantly about our warlike nature and you're free as a bird, eh donttread?

    What in the world. Are you being denied freedoms? You're less free because we went into Iraq....or because we're occupying South Korea?

    As I said.......f'n winging it.
    The crazy thing about freedom is that if you wait for it to be taken from you and ignore the situation as others lose freedom it's too $#@!ing late. But yes my privacy is in question because of our war like nature for one example.

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