reply to post by Germanicus
No need for rude emphisis either.
It was my post and I'll emphasise what I want - it's called literary effect - I'm sure you are quite aware of what it is and why it is used - and it
certainly isn't rude at all - if you take it that way then I'm afraid that speaks far more about you than it does me.
No need to be patronizing.
The last thing I'd ever intend to be is patronising, if I come across that way then I can only offer my sincerest apologies and hope that you
recognise that it's not my intention at all.
If not, well.....?
I disagree strongly with your opinion and it is nothing more than that. Opinion
Nothing wrong with that.....and I strongly disagree with your opinion....what was your point?
What makes you so smart genius? Why is your opinion correct?
I am definately no genius....but I'm no simpleton, I think.
I base my opinion on my own experience of living through part of The Cold War where the threat of MAD was with us on a daily basis and through
reasoned consideration of other relevant factors.
The fact that they didn't nuke each other then suggests that they are hardly going to do so now.
The evidence is there in the history books and the very fact that we aren't living in a nuclear winter now.
Because you are old?
Now that's harsh.....I am suffering from encroaching middle age....but I'm not old.....and I assure you there's still a lot of life left in me yet,
right me off at your peril.
Old Skool Anarchist?
Pretty much so yeah, and so what?
I didnt read you speaking out of the both sides of your mouth bs at the bottom til then. keep that stuff. You remind me of an obnoxious American. (
not all Americans are obnoxious )
Hmmm....a bit too close to the truth maybe eh?.
I think you fail to read between the lines.
And you do?
What makes you believe that you are so insightful and everyone else in wrong?
China is ready.
The only thing China is and ever was concerned with is doing what it see's is right for China.
Everyone hates America,
There are certainly aspects of 'America' that I truly despise....but I honestly fail to see how you can think that China / Russia or anyone else would
be any different if they were the dominant superpower.
I'd really be interested in what makes you think they would be?
I can understand why from a logistic and economic standpoint Australia would like closer links with China but consider what China's motives would
You are in denial because you are a Brit
I'm not in denial - I just have a different opinion, one that is based on personal experience, study and reasoned thought.
And as for being a Brit - thankfully - and so what?
Could I be wrong?
Of course I could be.
and you know you guys are screwed too. You have no hope.
We have our problems, no doubt about that and if we don't address them soon then things could get pretty damn bad.....but hardly beyond hope I assure
You really shouldn't believe all you read in MSM.
Australia actually does with the right leadership.
That's the same for all of us.
Touched a bit of a raw nerve I think....perhaps you should take a little time to consider the intent behind the post - it certainly wasn't intended to
be patronising or insulting.
edit on 2/6/12 by Freeborn because: fix quote