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Old 14th Jul 2014, 00:24
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Enough John, I'm not going to play your word games.
Are you the same con-pilot who wrote
It was called the Spanish American War, key word being WAR.
?

Obviously you have changed your mind about your 'key word'.


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Old 14th Jul 2014, 00:27
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No patch of land on earth belongs to anyone. It's yours only if you can defend it.
So why would any American think that if you pout and stamp your feet enough you will regain the sugar fields, mines, oil fields of Cuba? They lost them, they are gone.
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Old 14th Jul 2014, 00:32
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So why would any American think that if you pout and stamp your feet enough you will regain the sugar fields, mines, oil fields of Cuba? They lost them, they are gone.
The same reason the Maoris pout and stamp there feet in NZ, to win concessions from the lefties because they tend to feel guilty
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Old 14th Jul 2014, 00:43
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Do you have any evidence of pouting and stamping of feet, or are you just trying to create an emotive, disparaging visualization as a form of propaganda?

By the way, what exactly is Cuba's oil production? You're grasping, I think. If it's so significant, why does Venezuela supply them with so much?
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Did you start a thread on the topic of the Maoris in NZ?
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Do you have any evidence of pouting and stamping of feet, or are you just trying to create an emotive, disparaging visualization as a form of propaganda?
Metaphor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 14th Jul 2014, 00:47
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No. Wasn't me. Did you?
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Old 14th Jul 2014, 00:55
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By the way, what exactly is Cuba's oil production?

"The area potentially has up to 20 billion barrels of oil..............."
http://rt.com/business/172204-russia...rosneft-cupet/
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Old 14th Jul 2014, 00:59
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Nevertheless, having perused your Wiki treatise on metaphor, I'd say the pouting, foot-stamping metaphor you introduced would apply more to you than me.

The US is the unquestioned hegemon in the Caribbean, yet for the past fifty years we have largely and benignly allowed Cuba its sovereignty and have relied that Cubans themselves would ultimately come to the logical conclusion that Socialism sucks, and overthrow it on their own.
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.....relied that Cubans themselves would ultimately come to the logical conclusion that Socialism sucks, and overthrow it on their own.
How many decades have you been waiting now?
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Old 14th Jul 2014, 01:07
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It takes time. We waited eight decades for Russia, five for China, five for Eastern Europe, four for Southeast Asia. They'll come around, just you wait and see.
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Old 14th Jul 2014, 01:10
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Meanwhile your government does what they can to preserve the status quo.
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Old 14th Jul 2014, 01:11
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We like status quo. It's normal.
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Old 14th Jul 2014, 01:24
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Of course, that is the essence of Conservatism, do nothing yourself and obstruct others who seek to make progress.
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Old 14th Jul 2014, 01:27
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I guess that's why the socialists call themselves "progressive".
 
Old 14th Jul 2014, 01:55
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I wouldn't say we do nothing. We chip away at them where we can. And by the way, we try to obstruct others who obstruct progress; and not only do they obstruct progress, they are out to destroy the progress we've made.

For instance, did you happen to look at the chart of US median household income by year chart I posted on the US thread? President Obama's administration has reduced Americans' inflation-adjusted income by 10% from the level President Bush left us with. I wouldn't call that progress.
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Old 14th Jul 2014, 02:06
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John, since you are unable to understand that the North Korean leaders are the authors of their peoples' misery, you will have similar difficulty understanding the plight of the Cuban people.
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Old 14th Jul 2014, 04:31
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President Obama's administration has reduced Americans' inflation-adjusted income by 10% from the level President Bush left us with.
Sounds like the conservatives are getting very good at obstructing progress. They should be as they have been at it for a while now..
http://www.theguardian.com/world/201...obstruct-obama
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Old 14th Jul 2014, 04:57
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The sad truth, though, is that incomes are down 10% across the board, except for those who pony up at the president's fundraisers.

I'm sorry you had to go back to 2012 to post a link favorable to your point of view.

Unfortunately, millions of Americans are losing the health care they had; millions of Americans have been reduced from full time employment with benefits to part-time with no benefits; states are going bankrupt from Medicaid bills; and my taxes, water bills, energy bills, food bills are going up, despite what the government says.

I can't say I'm a newly pissed off voter. I saw this coming in 2006.
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Why should you be pissed off, millions loose health care, whose fault is that? Did they expect the government to take care of them? Are they really socialists?

Millions reduced to part time employment. Whose fault is that? Were they asking too much? What 'benefits' did they expect, more socialist handouts perhaps?

Of course your taxes are going up, you should have tried harder and got yourself into the 1%ers where tax would not be a problem for you.
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