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Re: Course of Empire question

Postby Waleis » Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:07 pm

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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Re: Course of Empire question

Postby dbhstockton » Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:09 pm

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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Re: Course of Empire question

Postby Waleis » Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:19 pm

dbhstockton wrote: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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Re: Course of Empire question

Postby Smitty-48 » Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:31 pm

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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Re: Course of Empire question

Postby DBTrek » Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:40 pm

Smitty-48 wrote: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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Re: Course of Empire question

Postby Waleis » Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:41 pm

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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Re: Course of Empire question

Postby Smitty-48 » Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:41 pm

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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Re: Course of Empire question

Postby Waleis » Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:54 pm

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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Re: Course of Empire question

Postby Smitty-48 » Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:57 pm

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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Re: Course of Empire question

Postby Waleis » Mon Sep 19, 2011 5:04 pm

I once littered in British Columbia.
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Re: Course of Empire question

Postby Smitty-48 » Mon Sep 19, 2011 5:12 pm

Waleis wrote:I once littered in British Columbia.


Did you spend any money first?
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Re: Course of Empire question

Postby Waleis » Mon Sep 19, 2011 5:14 pm

Smitty-48 wrote:Did you spend any money first?

Not unless you count beaver pelts.
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Re: Course of Empire question

Postby Smitty-48 » Mon Sep 19, 2011 5:17 pm

Waleis wrote:
Smitty-48 wrote:Did you spend any money first?

Not unless you count beaver pelts.


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Re: Course of Empire question

Postby Waleis » Mon Sep 19, 2011 5:20 pm

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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Re: Course of Empire question

Postby Smitty-48 » Mon Sep 19, 2011 5:24 pm

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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