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Topic: What's Going on in the Americas? (Read 118933 times)

  • jax
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What's Going on in the Americas?
There are a number of threads from the Old World, any news from the New? Anything American goes.

  • Frenzie
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Re: What's Going on in the Americas?
Reply #1125
Meanwhile, we're celebrating the return of wolves, some 160 years after they were driven off quite purposefully. I doubt farmers and deer are ecstatic about that one. :)

  • Sparta
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Re: What's Going on in the Americas?
Reply #1126
why is US dollar keep dropping?

is economy in america went slow?

  • Frenzie
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Re: What's Going on in the Americas?
Reply #1127
What do you mean by dropping precisely?

  • krake
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Re: What's Going on in the Americas?
Reply #1128
Meanwhile, we're celebrating the return of wolves,

  • ersi
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Re: What's Going on in the Americas?
Reply #1129
why is US dollar keep dropping?

is economy in america went slow?
Currencies cannot drop by themselves, but in comparison against other currencies or against assets. When Philippine peso is on strong ascendance, USD (and other mostly stable currencies) will necessarily seem on decline.

Peso Beats Asian Peers in Surprise Win as Philippine CPI Eases https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-03-03/peso-beats-asian-peers-in-surprise-win-as-philippine-cpi-eases

  • ersi
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Re: What's Going on in the Americas?
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The Push to Remove Any Mention of Slavery From Vermont's Constitution
... Vermont, which was 95 percent white at the time of the last census, has been known for its racial liberalism since becoming the first place in the Western Hemisphere, in 1777, to outlaw slavery....

... the language [of the slavery provision of the constitution of Vermont] is ambiguous: Designed to allow apprenticeships and indentured servitude, both relatively common 18th-century practices, the document explicitly banned only slavery for adults...

"...no person born in this country, or brought from over sea, ought to be holden by law, to serve any person as a servant, slave or apprentice, after arriving to the age of twenty-one years, unless bound by the person's own consent, after arriving to such age, or bound by law for the payment of debts, damages, fines, costs, or the like...."
Not so sure how an "unless" allowing for "person's own consent" outlaws slavery.

There's a similar problem with the abolition-of-slavery amendment of the United States constitution:
Quote from: Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution
Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime....
To preserve slavery, the southern states could simply have declared all slaves guilty of mutiny or something.

  • ensbb3
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Re: What's Going on in the Americas?
Reply #1131
21 y.o. with an unless, at that.

I suppose that's the 'unless you're a completely unlucky dumbass' clause. Then you're probably better off.