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 Post subject: Re: Course of Empire question
PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 3:07 pm 
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Smitty-48 wrote:
Sure there are. The US perpetually overrates itself. Imperial Hubris.

No kidding. Although, our appointment with nemesis fast approaches. I doubt it will be conjugal.

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 Post subject: Re: Course of Empire question
PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 3:09 pm 
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There's nothing comparable to the U.S.A./U.S.S.R imperial rivalry on the scene today. Iran, China, North Korea, and Russia are out there, but it's not the same. From the U.S. point of view.

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 Post subject: Re: Course of Empire question
PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 3:19 pm 
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There's nothing comparable to the U.S.A./U.S.S.R imperial rivalry on the scene today. Iran, China, North Korea, and Russia are out there, but it's not the same. From the U.S. point of view.

Why would it be the same? All we need is an "existential threat." And we have one.

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 Post subject: Re: Course of Empire question
PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 3:31 pm 
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I personally don't want to see what happens if the bully struts out into the school yard, and gets its bell rung. I would guess overreaction and taking the bait would be the consequence. Par for the course, so far. I'd like to see the bully chill out, before it runs into it's own sword. After all, said bully is an economic partner. Like to keep the wheels on, if possible.

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 Post subject: Re: Course of Empire question
PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 3:40 pm 
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I personally don't want to see what happens if the bully struts out into the school yard, and gets its bell rung. I would guess overreaction and taking the bait would be the consequence. Par for the course, so far. I'd like to see the bully chill out, before it runs into it's own sword. After all, said bully is an economic partner. Like to keep the wheels on, if possible.


Oh they didn't tell you, dude?
We're out of money.
Yeah, sorry about all that.
Hey . . . do you guys take IOU's?
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 Post subject: Re: Course of Empire question
PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 3:41 pm 
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Smitty-48 wrote:
Like to keep the wheels on, if possible.

Those wheels probably ought to be training wheels, in my opinion...

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 Post subject: Re: Course of Empire question
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You just can't get a cross border pissing contest going around here, like you used to...
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Pull yer chins off their straps, FFS. Streets are watchin'.

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 Post subject: Re: Course of Empire question
PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 3:54 pm 
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Smitty-48 wrote:
You just can't get a cross border pissing contest going around here, like you used to...
:shakinghead:

Hockey, eh, Mr Beaver.

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 Post subject: Re: Course of Empire question
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Wow, talk about emasculated. You guys put the bris, in Imperial Hubris. Get a pair. Borrow them from the Chinese if you have to.

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 Post subject: Re: Course of Empire question
PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:04 pm 
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I once littered in British Columbia.

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 Post subject: Re: Course of Empire question
PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:12 pm 
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Waleis wrote:
I once littered in British Columbia.


Did you spend any money first?

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 Post subject: Re: Course of Empire question
PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:14 pm 
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Smitty-48 wrote:
Did you spend any money first?

Not unless you count beaver pelts.

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 Post subject: Re: Course of Empire question
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Waleis wrote:
Smitty-48 wrote:
Did you spend any money first?

Not unless you count beaver pelts.



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 Post subject: Re: Course of Empire question
PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:20 pm 
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Oh, I already came. I came, and then left Canada unsatisfied.

Also, I'm never gonna call Canada back, or take Canada to dinner ever again.

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 Post subject: Re: Course of Empire question
PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:24 pm 
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Waleis wrote:
Oh, I already came. I came, and then left Canada unsatisfied.

Also, I'm never gonna call Canada back, or take Canada to dinner ever again.


You're too low class for Canada anyways. We were slumming when we let you in. Next time it'll be for-profit-prison-archipelago for you, Hippie deadbeat.

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