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2016 = USA's Last Stand?


01-16-2016, 12:40 AM #1
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Is 2016 the final year for USA as the last remaining "Superpower"?

How much closer are we to World War III?

Is a more progressive and/or socialistic USA really a "good" thing or a recipe for a much bigger disaster concerning international policies?

Canada really is "better" than the USA after all. True OR False?

01-16-2016, 12:56 AM #2
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Canada's economy is tanking just as fast as ours. I hope 2016 is the last year of this corrupt system. No telling though.
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01-16-2016, 01:01 PM #3
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Yeah there isn't anything great out here in Canada either. Our economy is tanking, our dollar is hitting lows and lows. If you're living in major cities finding work is super hard. Cost of food here is skyrocketing since we practically import everything and don't really produce much. So yeah, only thing that may save us is Marijuana legalization and even that won't really save us economically. But marijuana is one industry that's seeing a boom (I currently work myself in the industry).

01-16-2016, 01:26 PM #4
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We are SO close to WW3. 

The economy is about to collapse. 

Rough times are gonna start soon.

"Our lives end when we become silent about things that matter" - Martin Luther King Jr


An Arab poet said:

                  The vast ocean feels no harm
                  When the boy pitches into it a rock.

01-17-2016, 06:34 PM #5
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Every movement has a counter-movement and all of the world's greatest atrocities and achievements have been born of the elastic energy of progress.

Every time progress is made, a group of people form to protest the progress, and preach of a return to previous values. If the progress makes too big of a jump, the counter push historically becomes radical and violent.

One of the premises of the American civil war was that the Union advocated for the freedom of southern plantation slaves. Arguably a progressive movement; unfortunately it was a big change and the Confederacy was willing to fight tooth and nail for a return to slave society.

The other way is also true. The Renaissance of science and art that occurred in the 16th century was fueled using the energy and desire gained from the "progressive" policy of burning witches in the dark ages. The Renaissance was about giving life to human dignity through art and science as a counter movement to the old church paradigm that had existed for hundreds of years beforehand.

And I dunno if Canada is "better" than the States or not, but it's going to be mighty cold up here when the power goes out!
This post was last modified: 01-17-2016, 06:39 PM by HongKongHoward.

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