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9. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jan 17, 2013, 05:44 InBlack
 
gray wrote on Jan 16, 2013, 08:42:
InBlack wrote on Jan 16, 2013, 07:24:
...so even if say Great Britain for example might be an independant country politically speaking its economic ties to the US make it basically a vassal state.

You might want to check your facts first. US is #1 for exports by a very small margin, and mid-table for imports. In total it makes up a small portion of overall trade. UK is actually current re-aligning to South America and China.

http://www.ons.gov.uk

Kind of discredits the whole argument.

No it doesnt. Export has very little to do with it actually. Outsourcing, oil and the financial/banking industry has much more say here than anything else.
 
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8. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jan 16, 2013, 08:42 gray
 
InBlack wrote on Jan 16, 2013, 07:24:
...so even if say Great Britain for example might be an independant country politically speaking its economic ties to the US make it basically a vassal state.

You might want to check your facts first. US is #1 for exports by a very small margin, and mid-table for imports. In total it makes up a small portion of overall trade. UK is actually current re-aligning to South America and China.

http://www.ons.gov.uk

Kind of discredits the whole argument.
 
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7. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jan 16, 2013, 07:24 InBlack
 
Frags4Fun wrote on Jan 16, 2013, 04:01:
When are we going to band together as Americans and fire this incompetent and totally corrupt government? Americans have become too passive.

As an outsider to your culture my view of your situation is somewhat objective. But what Im seeing is that the western world is gradually being 'americanised'. This is a trend that was started after WW2 and with the invention of the internet is only accelerating. We are being spoonfed american media culuture on the TV, on the Internet, pretty much everywhere.

So to answer your question, the US as a nation is approaching middle age, but the US as an Empire is in its infancy. Like all Empires its influence is growing and as long as this is the case nothing of significance will change domestically as the native culture will continue to live in relative prosperity compared to other nations.

The Chinese might be a lynchpin though, if somehow they managed to disrupt western economy to such a degree that the US (and other western countries) become destabilized enough that their populations experience significant suffering. In that case anything is possible including significant political change.

*disclaimer* Todays empires are built economically, rather than through military conquest, so even if say Great Britain for example might be an independant country politically speaking its economic ties to the US make it basically a vassal state.
 
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6. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jan 16, 2013, 06:21 Julio
 
So who's going to jail at the congressional offices? Nobody.  
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5. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jan 16, 2013, 05:39 Orphic Resonance
 
Nobody says anything on buses
that's why people kill themselves
Desperation against the world
Can't find a way to express themselves
Society breeds hate and derision
But society is only a mass of people
Striving to be god at the expense of others
Striving to be better than their next door neighbour

People are scared underneath their silence
People are getting more afraid
They turn to their leaders for help and guidance
And then the system wins again
And will carry on winning 'til god knows when
Til people start to talk to each other
Everyone just like a brother
Til the morals and fear that divides us all
Are no longer the excuse for the system's rule


- subhumans, 1983
 
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4. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jan 16, 2013, 05:23 cronik
 
Governments serve no other real purpose than to control and enslave the people.  
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3. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jan 16, 2013, 04:01 Frags4Fun
 
When are we going to band together as Americans and fire this incompetent and totally corrupt government? Americans have become too passive.  
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2. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jan 16, 2013, 00:11 jdreyer
 
NegaDeath wrote on Jan 15, 2013, 23:18:
Do as we say, not as we do.

Hahahaha. I came here to write that exactly.
 
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1. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jan 15, 2013, 23:18 NegaDeath
 
Do as we say, not as we do.  
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