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Originally posted by muzzleflash
i know we all are suppost to hate walmart
but where else will i get anything at 4am on a weekday?
if local markets were willing to stay open past midnight...maybe walmart wouldn't be so powerful. as much as i dislike their policys, they do cater to me by staying open 24/7
im just pointing out a reason behind the way things are this way.
its because mom and pop werent willing to adapt to the new market.
all they need to do is get their kids to run the shop at night lol
[edit on 11-7-2008 by muzzleflash]
Originally posted by Wotan
reply to post by mopusvindictus
If you want to be Isolated you dont need:- A large Navy, especially carriers, large military as its now just a defence force, you dont need overseas bases as there is no longer any need. Isolationism is inward not outward projection, hence you no longer need a large military .... just enough to defend your country.
Originally posted by wheresthetruth
In the self-contained country scenario, I would fully support the NAU. Let me explain.
If we closed off the borders with the rest of the world, we could open up the border to Canada and Mexico and allow free travel for all. There would not be a need to call it the North American Union, just open it up in the same manner. All three countries keep their own individual identity and culture, only with open sharing of trade and travel.
Originally posted by coop039
I think the american public would be pretty po'd if we said "you have to buy made in USA only goods". Think about it. How much would it cost to build a DVD player in the USA? What would it retail for? You cant run a factory in the USA with labor cheap enough to make certain things affordable to the majority of the public. I know, it sucks, but it is unfortunatly the way of the world today.
Originally posted by dracodie
i just imagine (if that happened) americans running in circles , searching for anybody that would work especially the hard work that nobody wants to do(only the illegals).
Originally posted by glad_to_be_His
reply to post by dracodie
I don't believe anyone works quite as hard as the farmer. Perhaps people would work more eagerly and take more pride in producing solely for their own nation's consumption? And you know what? Those not willing to do so can feel free to, well, go without.
Originally posted by malganis
I agree with some points that North America could do well as isolationist.
One question on your views on allies in Europe. If a world war were to kick off, and Europe were to come under serious attack from Russia/China/Middle East, would you be willing to aid us or would you want to just sit by and watch us be destroyed?
Because if America were under attack, Europe would be there to help you.
Originally posted by FullMechaPilot!
There's no money in Isolationism, and no influence. Definitely not what a Imperialist Democratic Republic's government would want.