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  •  The west is a three years old ? (5+ / 0-)
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    mataliandy, mrkvica, lgmcp, esquimaux, gatorcog

    "The fussy armchair jackboots"

    by indycam on Thu Aug 21, 2008 at 08:05:21 AM PDT

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    •  "Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts (4+ / 0-)
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      mataliandy, esquimaux, gatorcog, milkbone

      absolutely".  That is to day, I don't know that Americans (however selfish and shortsighted our current assumptions) are really more subject to human flaws than other nationalities.  It's just that we've been on top for a while.  Bullying leades to more bullying, and also to laziness.

      Eventually some other region will be on top, and then THEIR character flaws or cultural flaws will become all too evident.

      "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

      by lgmcp on Thu Aug 21, 2008 at 08:44:50 AM PDT

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    •  Well, to be fair... (4+ / 0-)
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      mataliandy, mrkvica, alizard, Thutmose V

      .. that description pretty much somes up the ruling class in ANY country.

      It's just that in the US, they get bigger (and more dangerous) toys to play with.

      Those who fail to learn from history...are invited to submit an application for a position in the Bush administration.

      by Timoteo on Thu Aug 21, 2008 at 08:45:12 AM PDT

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