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126  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Will world war 3 start soon? on: July 30, 2014, 10:58:14 pm
Think of the USA as Britain circa 1914, and China as Imperial Germany.

I've always thought this was a revelatory accurate comparison. The USA is the global naval power that is also the "status quo" power and China is like Imperial Germany, a rising newcomer power who wants a global sphere for itself.
127  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: GOP just handed the Democrats the house im November on: July 30, 2014, 10:54:36 pm
128  General Discussion / Alternative History / Re: American domestic policy in the event of a Nazi victory in Europe on: July 28, 2014, 04:45:23 pm
For one thing, I never used the word conquer. I said "wanted" and "dominate". Second of all, do you really thing Adolf Hitler would pass up the opportunity to take it, if it presented itself? The man always went beyond his stated desires at nearly every stage, so I don't think Hitler's own self stated limits hold much weight considering, it is you know HITLER we are discussing.

That gets into whole another realm of Hitler's attachment to reality. I merely stated he wanted the world, and once again nothing in his history indicates that his own material limits ever presented an obstacle in his mind. Otherwise he never would have attacked the Soviet Union and/or the US.

Hitler can want whatever he wants, that doesn't mean he's gonna get it. Germany simply can not dominate the globe in his life time and after the Soviets are defeated Hitler will have no problem standing down and developing his pan-European Empire (assuming he is at peace with Britain and the USA). Remember that Hitler wanted a pan-European superstate capable of competing with America. He wasn't silly enough to think he could defeat America within his lifetime.

A question of timing. It was very possible to defeat Britain in 1940. And like William Pitt the Younger noted regarding a Napoleon dominated a Europe, a pan European superpower would eventually come to possess the means by which to defeat the British if left unchecked.

Britain can be brought to make peace in 1940, or later if the USSR is defeated and the USA isn't in the European war. But invaded and conquered or puppetized? No way.

The idea is that the USA will be in a military alliance with the UK thus nixing the economic overpowerment argument. Keep in mind that in this scenario the US and Britain will be in an alliance technically only against Japan but after the UK makes peace with Germany this will rapidly evolve into a general alliance.

In a World War II timeframe yes, but a trans-European Empire with access to Caucasian and Middle Eastern oil, would possess the means not long afterwards and certainly before the 1980's to do so.
   

Even then I highly doubt this empire would have the logistical capability to directly invade and conquer the mainland USA. Also even if Germany does get nukes the USA will be way ahead of them both in quality and numbers. Germany will be at an atomic deficit similar to the way the USSR was in the 1950's.

The problem with your contention is that it is predicated on Hitler being 1) realistic and 2) credible when he says "this and no more" and Hitler was famous for being neither. On the other hand he was known for was megalomania and delusions about his own abilities and that of his Third Reich.

Hitler may have been insane but he was not stupid. I don't see why he would start another war when all of his war aims have been reached and he is free to develop his New Order in Europe. Especially seeing as by this time it will be clear that Japan is on the way out and he will have to face the USA/UK all by himself.
129  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Poll: Capitalism dying? on: July 28, 2014, 04:09:03 pm
Capitalism is much more efficient than a mixed market system. The only reason we can have a mixed market system is because pure capitalism created enough wealth for all of these safety nets. Capitalism literally has no flaws.

*NUCLEAR FACEPALM*
130  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: How the Democratic Party became a tool for Wall-Street on: July 27, 2014, 10:25:43 pm
The New Deal coalition says hello.

I don't believe in ghosts.
131  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: What do you call this ideology? on: July 25, 2014, 11:35:35 pm
Generic liberal with an authoritarian and pacifist streak.
132  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Rand Paul introduces FAIR act (Fifth Amendment Integrity Restoration Act) on: July 24, 2014, 07:22:28 pm
History tells us this kind of legislation isn't a good idea, when the borders are unsecured and immigration policy is a complete mess.

We've been down this road before. If you want to be an 18th-century Republican, you have to strengthen immigration laws and be willing to deport.

No it doesn't.

Freedom bill.
133  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Arizona execution lasts almost 2 hours on: July 24, 2014, 04:39:53 pm

I see.
134  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: job applications on: July 24, 2014, 04:29:50 pm
Paper is infinitely superior and I don't get how anyone could even say otherwise. Online applications are super long and get sorted through so many filters that most people have been disqualified before they even finish the application (obviously one doesn't know this until after submission but you get my drift).
135  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Arizona execution lasts almost 2 hours on: July 24, 2014, 04:24:40 pm
So nobody has an answer as to why they don't just us morphine overdose?
136  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: ISIS orders female genital mutilation in Iraq on: July 24, 2014, 04:03:15 pm
Literally ninety percent of Women in Egypt? Jesus Christ.

EGYPT!?
137  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: ISIS orders female genital mutilation in Iraq on: July 24, 2014, 12:35:25 pm
Yes USA should not intervene, not because of Obama or imperialism are bad, but because it would just place USA in one more decade long clusterf**k, where the people they try to liberate hate them and want them gone.

Intervention doesn't always mean ground forces.

This is of course sad, but let get a few facts, 90% of all Egyptian women have been victims of this, do people suggest that USA should invade Egypt to stop it (and how would they practical stop the practice after the occupation of Egypt).

Citation?
138  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Arizona execution lasts almost 2 hours on: July 24, 2014, 12:33:25 pm
I don't get it. If they really want to have the death penalty why don't they just use a morphine overdose?
139  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Ukraine Crisis on: July 24, 2014, 09:55:07 am
Putin Recalls State Duma From Vacation, "Planning Something" On Ukraine Situation

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In a somewhat disconcerting move, Russian President Vladimir Putin has recalled The State Duma from a planned vacation to participate in an unscheduled meeting because of the situation in eastern Ukraine. As Ukrinform reports, sources confirm "Something is being planned, because many deputies come, probably for a quorum." Rumors are spreading that Putin is set to issue Kiev an ultimatum over recognizing separatists or face military intervention.

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Russian attempt to legalize the terrorists as a political entity

Recognition?

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-07-23/putin-recalls-state-duma-vacation-planning-something-ukraine-situation

Why aren't any mainstream new sources picking this up? I see nothing on Al-Jazeera, France24, CNN, or even RT.
140  General Discussion / Alternative History / Re: American domestic policy in the event of a Nazi victory in Europe on: July 22, 2014, 07:25:47 pm
Some things to lay out first:

A.) Hitler was never going to "conquer the world". That's just silly. A best-case-scenario for Germany in WWII involves Germany taking Russia up to the Astrakhan-to-Arkhangelsk line and at best Italian control over Egypt and the Near East. The idea was for Germany to become a pan-European superpower capable of competing with America in engaging in a final naval war with them "sometime in the 1980's" (as per Hitler's Second Book).

B.) It it borderline impossible for Germany to invade the UK directly. Much more likely some kind of peace treaty after the defeat of the USSR and fall of Iraq (assuming America doesn't enter the war in Europe).

C.) It is physically impossible for Germany to invade the USA in any way, shape, or form during the WWII time-frame.

D.) The Nazis will probably never develop the atomic bomb, but will however make strides in VX nerve gas warheads for ballistic missiles.

But as far as American politics is concerned certainly much more left-wing and the "Cold War" will be much more intense and almost certainly result in a Third World War ending in the nuclear destruction of Germany (the Nazis are much more radical then the Soviets). I can see the Civil Rights act or variant being passed much earlier and easier and the Dixiecrat wing of the Democratic Party falling out of favor earlier. Eisenhower is handwaved entirely and Taft is never considered as a serious potential candidate to begin with.
141  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Who should be the face of the Democratic party? on: July 22, 2014, 01:00:13 am
The War on Drugs is not a war on minorities; the only reason minorities are prosecuted more is because racist pro-drug democrats and republicans protect white drug users more than minority drug users. Legalizing drugs would hurt the inner city due to a higher amount of addiction and dysfunction and would further support racism because the lower quality drugs that minorities generally get would hurt them more than the cleaner suburban drugs. There is literally nothing else to call a man who wants to destroy America's minority races with drugs and true-leftism but a Strasserite.

I only mentioned Debbie's Jewishness to contrast her with the Strasserite; it would be no less important to mention that then it would to mention Ben Gurions Jewishness when comparing him with hitler.

There isn't a facepalm palmy enough.

You haven't the slightest clue what you're talking about.
142  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Hear ye, peasants, the Kingdom of North Sudan hath been declared on: July 21, 2014, 06:56:08 pm
This "princess" phase little girls go through is so annoying. Mostly because they wouldn't even be that into it themselves if not for their parents/society forcing it on them. It's frivolous, outdated, mildly sexist, and worst of all, unoriginal.

The worst part is that a lot of them never move past it.
143  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of this quote on: July 21, 2014, 02:53:59 am
I support a one-state solution. A democratic, unified, and secular Palestine for all its inhabitants, with protections for the civil rights of all.

Yeah, that's gonna happen. You might as well replace "Palestine" with "World".

144  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Do you support the legalization of marijuana? on: July 20, 2014, 08:25:40 pm
Yes, never heard a serious argument against it.
145  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Ukraine Crisis on: July 20, 2014, 08:23:50 pm
I agreed with Romney at the time and didn't get why do many people didn't. Don't get me wrong Islamic Extremism was the most direct and actively lethal threat but in the grand scheme of things Russia was clearly the main "enemy". Our foreign policy interests directly conflict in a number of areas. Russia wants to be a major superpower again and doing so involves redrawing the world order and with America being the status quo power this fundamentally will bring us into conflict and tension.
146  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Military Question:Aircraft on: July 20, 2014, 08:00:25 pm
Probably for different specific roles and specialization.
147  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Will the Obama legacy sabotage Romney's presidency? on: July 20, 2014, 07:59:17 pm
Typical liberal. Refusing to take someone seriously doesn't make them wrong.

So are you going to respond to the person who did take you seriously?
148  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Should Russia be put on the State Department's State Sponsors of Terrorism list? on: July 19, 2014, 10:15:36 pm
Emphatic yes... And we should at least consider the idea of forcing regime change as well, as the only Russian leaders that have been worse than Putin are Stalin, Lenin and Khrushchev.

Really? As far as Soviet leaders go Khrushchev wasn't half bad.
149  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Ukraine Crisis on: July 19, 2014, 08:55:04 pm
Without hindsight, Obama was certainly right at the time and I'm still wondering how Romney arrived at the conclusion that Russia is America's "geopolitical foe no. 1". If anything, you had to name China from a 2012 perspective.

Because their alliance with Iran and Loyalist Syria? The invasion of Georgia to teach the West a lesson about who's sphere of influence is who's?
150  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Hillary Clinton: Becoming Grandmother Could Halt 2016 Bid Read Latest Breaking on: July 18, 2014, 08:19:16 pm
Newsmax. Pffft.
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