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Question: Will Duterte last his entire term?
Yes   -17 (44.7%)
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« Reply #25 on: October 06, 2016, 08:42:32 pm »
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This is exactly why I want the Chinese to do it Smiley

That's really not their style, though.

Yes. Why would they do an open annexation?

Who cares, if it is not open?
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« Reply #26 on: October 06, 2016, 09:40:36 pm »
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He seems to be far, far more pro-China than previous Filipino leaders. This is bad news and a cause for concern. But the USA shouldn't interfere.

Thaksin did the same thing with drug dealers in Siam before he was deposed. I don't recall it being a big issue at the time.

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« Reply #27 on: October 06, 2016, 09:58:03 pm »
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Siam

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« Reply #28 on: October 06, 2016, 11:38:51 pm »
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Yeah that's right, I said Siam. Why don't you go tell Pedro Martinez about it.
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« Reply #29 on: October 07, 2016, 12:04:18 am »
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Yeah that's right, I said Siam. Why don't you go tell Pedro Martinez about it.

Uh, 'kay? I have no idea why you're being extra or what our altercation about baseball has to do with anything.
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« Reply #30 on: October 07, 2016, 12:15:56 am »
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Uh, is that because the name change was initially done by a WWII Japanese-allied military dictatorship that wasn't recognized by the Allies until 1949? It's a weird political statement, no real movement or party insists on calling it Siam, unlike the Burma/Myanmar thing.
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« Reply #31 on: October 07, 2016, 06:31:42 am »

This is exactly why I want the Chinese to do it Smiley

That's really not their style, though.

Yes. Why would they do an open annexation?

Who cares, if it is not open?

Your "who cares" act is getting old.
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« Reply #32 on: October 07, 2016, 05:52:45 pm »
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Uh, is that because the name change was initially done by a WWII Japanese-allied military dictatorship that wasn't recognized by the Allies until 1949? It's a weird political statement, no real movement or party insists on calling it Siam, unlike the Burma/Myanmar thing.

You're over-thinking it. It has nothing to do with politics, I was just being retro. Its not like the word is forbidden.
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« Reply #33 on: October 07, 2016, 07:59:24 pm »
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This is exactly why I want the Chinese to do it Smiley

That's really not their style, though.

Yes. Why would they do an open annexation?

Who cares, if it is not open?

Your "who cares" act is getting old.

Who cares? Smiley
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« Reply #34 on: October 10, 2016, 08:56:40 pm »
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He's openly asked the CIA to make the answer "no": https://www.yahoo.com/news/philippines-duterte-dares-cia-oust-him-130107820.html
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« Reply #35 on: October 10, 2016, 09:22:54 pm »
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No, and I wouldn't rule out foreign intervention bringing an end to his presidency, as suggested. It would definitely lead to another international mess, which in retrospect, we would agree would have best been avoided. However, there's always a lack of foresight with these things.
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« Reply #36 on: October 12, 2016, 11:34:43 pm »
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Yes, I don't see any foreign intervention happening, and an outside power toppling a popular, democratically-elected leader seems like it has never ended up well for anyone.
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« Reply #37 on: October 12, 2016, 11:45:20 pm »
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I f[inks]ing hope he doesn't...
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« Reply #38 on: October 13, 2016, 02:43:47 pm »
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I just hope the Philippeans last his entire term.
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« Reply #39 on: October 13, 2016, 04:37:57 pm »
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I just hope the Philippeans last his entire term.
You're thinking of the biblical people from the New Testament.  Filipinos is the word you were looking for.
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« Reply #40 on: October 13, 2016, 06:45:01 pm »
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I just hope the Philippeans last his entire term.
You're thinking of the biblical people from the New Testament.  Filipinos is the word you were looking for.

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