The W
WrestleMania 34 begins in 1,258,925 seconds
Views: 131300741
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Calendar | Color chart | Log in for more!
23.3.18 0417
The W - Current Events & Politics - France doing it's part to preserve the world for Democracy (Page 2)
This thread has 6 referrals leading to it
Register and log in to post!
Thread rated: 5.73
Pages: Prev 1 2
(1510 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
Post (23 total)
Nate The Snake

Since: 9.1.02
From: Wichita, Ks

Since last post: 4995 days
Last activity: 4465 days
#21 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.84
    Originally posted by PalpatineW
    In the context I made that statement, I stand by it. You and I both know that "democracy" is a buzz word, capable of meaning many things.

As is "communism". For example, for certain people "communist" equals "evil", which is just as ignorant and stupid as "democracy" equaling "evil". I think it's fairly obvious that that's where spf was coming from. The Chinese and Soviet governments did and do some really horrible things, but neither one has been a communist nation for a long time. They have (or had, in the USSR's case) some of the trappings but they stopped being truly communist states early on, if you could say they ever really were. Just like we were never really a "true" democracy.

    Originally posted by PalpatineW
    I have no interest in trading personal barbs with you on this forum, and I don't think anyone else has an interest in reading them, so let's stick to the topic at hand.

You set the tone by saying spf was "spouting off like an angst-ridden 16 year old", Palp. If you want things to stay civil it helps to start them off that way.

(edited by Nate The Snake on 18.3.04 0456)

Kansas-born and deeply ashamed
The last living La Parka Marka

"They that can give up essential liberty to gain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Benjamin Franklin

Since: 8.10.03
From: flyover country

Since last post: 148 days
Last activity: 50 days
#22 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.75
Nate is correct. They are a dictatorship pretending to be communist just as they Soviet Union was. Communism was dead there long ago. Communism as a theory was an interesting idea but doomed before it was ever tried. A flawed system unable to be what it was envisioned to be.

Perception is reality

Since: 24.7.02

Since last post: 1726 days
Last activity: 1726 days
#23 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.60
To get to back to the Taiwan portion of this, the President of Taiwan gets re-elected after winning 50.12 percent of the vote, while the challenger received 49.88 percent. To make it even more interesting, the election took place within a day of the President and Vice-President of Taiwan being shot while riding in an open-air jeep. That has to wreak of a set-up, since:
What the hell are the President and Vice-President doing traveling together?
What would possess them to ride an open-air vehicle, thus making BOTH leaders vulnerable to attack, and possibly causing great upheaval with China sitting around to pick up the pieces in a case of quelling disorder?

Fire Tim Welsh.
Pages: Prev 1 2
Thread rated: 5.73
Pages: Prev 1 2
Thread ahead: Rumsfeld: Dirty, Dirty Liar!
Next thread: McCain says Kerry, "not weak on defense."
Previous thread: Testing the apathy of the nation
(1510 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
Why does anyone care if Morre had it? Isnt it a bigger concern why the Government had the footage and just sat on it?
The W - Current Events & Politics - France doing it's part to preserve the world for Democracy (Page 2)Register and log in to post!

The W™ message board

©2001-2018 Brothers Zim

This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.177 seconds.