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  • jax
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What's Going on in Eurasia?
What is going on in the Eurasian continent (and attached islands and colonies) and with the Eurasian people, culture, history, and maps?

  • OakdaleFTL
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Re: What's Going on in Eurasia?
Reply #100
The defeat of Europe made Nato.
Aren't you cute?! Nazi Germany was all that was left of Europe, eh?
Was there a time after WW II that European nations didn't fear the USSR? Was there a time that European nations were willing to pay for their own security?
Bel, I appreciate your sheep-fucking philosophy. But there are still wolves out there...
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  • Frenzie
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Re: What's Going on in Eurasia?
Reply #101
This episode of Karambolage contains an analysis of three embraces between French and German leaders: http://www.arte.tv/guide/fr/072310-003-A/karambolage

  • Belfrager
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Re: What's Going on in Eurasia?
Reply #102
Since there's no thread about North Korea in this bourgeois forum, the half brother of the beloved leader was killed by two misterious North Korean sexy agents with a a needle while trying to fly to the Portuguese colony of Macau.

Only North Korea keeps on following 007 methods..
Diamonds are forever.
A matter of attitude.

  • krake
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Reply #103
while trying to fly to the Portuguese colony of Macau.
By "Portuguese colony" you probably mean the Região Administrativa Especial de Macau da República Popular da China. ;)

  • jax
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Re: What's Going on in Eurasia?
Reply #104
The First Brother (and Disneyland aficionado) and his family has supposedly been under Chinese protection, not that it helped him much in that Kuala Lumpur airport. Now the the attention will go to the First Nephew, who can expect little nepotism from the regime.

  • Mr. Tennessee
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Reply #105
This episode of Karambolage contains an analysis of three embraces between French and German leaders: http://www.arte.tv/guide/fr/072310-003-A/karambolage
Nice video. The folks who are interviewed are as up to date on the issue as I am!

  • Belfrager
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Reply #106
By "Portuguese colony" you probably mean the Região Administrativa Especial de Macau da República Popular da China.  ;)
Nope, neiher colony nor administrative region, Macau was a gift forever from China. You don't take a gift back, do you Krake boy? tss tss... :irked:

The status of Macau had nothing in common with Hong Kong.
A matter of attitude.

  • krake
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Reply #107
Krake boy? tss tss...
Reminds me of a regular of these forums whom I'm missing lately.
BTW, did you start learning Glaswegian?  :lol:

  • krake
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Re: What's Going on in Eurasia?
Reply #108
This episode of Karambolage contains an analysis of three embraces between French and German leaders
One more recent one. Not strictly related,  no embracement, just a warm handshake and on a less serious note. :)


  • rjhowie
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Reply #109
Ah could help yese an awfy loat fur tryin tae learn Glaswegian. Nae midden or stoatin' aboot or stoatin' aboot like a heid the baw. :whistle:
"Quit you like men:be strong"

  • OakdaleFTL
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Reply #110
You don't take a gift back, do you Krake boy? tss tss
You've never heard of an Indian giver...? :)
(BTW: Have Scots never learned of the letter 'K'?  Bel is your friend and certain ideological compatriot; but he nor you know what you mean... Or do they all have lisps... :) Of course, Portuguese are still trying to deal with Brazilians -- they speak Portuguese, and write it. But they're only -what, 3/4 of the Portuguese speaking population of the world: They must be wrong! Because the few people left in Portugal are special! :) )
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  • Barulheira
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Special
Reply #111
"Special" must be a minority, anyway.

  • Belfrager
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Reply #112
Have Scots never learned of the letter 'K'?
K,W and Y don't exist in the Latin alphabet, useless letters with no meaning or necessity but maybe to express anglo saxon's primitive gaggling.

As for the Portuguese language, dear Oakdale, it is defined by... the Portuguese.
Since this is an Eurasia thread, interesting to know how much Portuguese turned part of Asian languages. As in "arigato", the Japanese atempt to say "obrigado". Before we arrived they simply had no word for thank you... :devil:
A matter of attitude.

  • OakdaleFTL
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Reply #113
As for the Portuguese language, dear Oakdale, it is defined by... the Portuguese.
Nonsense! Brazil makes Portugal unnecessary...
As in "arigato", the Japanese atempt to say "obrigado". Before we arrived they simply had no word for thank you...  :devil:
I'd say "pussy-gall" is what it is, in your country; and it persists in the world at large as a usable language. But as I said above, it has little or nothing to do with your country: Your country is -except for you- irrelevant.
(That's not necessarily a bad thing... :) )
BTW: Liked the way you denigrated the U.S. and English speakers in general for being "proto-Nazi language fascists" while at the same time insisting that most of the people who speak "your" language are "doing it wrong!" :)

Europeans have had a rather long history of ignoring reality...
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  • rjhowie
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Reply #114
Unbelievable!

Someone living in the control freakery of the ex-colonies accusing someone else of ignoring reality??  :faint:
"Quit you like men:be strong"

  • Belfrager
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Reply #115
Someone living in the control freakery of the ex-colonies accusing someone else of ignoring reality??   :faint:
Oakdale is playing the swain chant. Not even the other Americans believe on him.
A matter of attitude.

  • OakdaleFTL
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Reply #116
Someone living in the control freakery of the ex-colonies accusing someone else of ignoring reality??
I take it, RJ, that you thought Brexit foolish! :)
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"Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility." - James Thurber
No one listens to me as much as I do and even I have my limits...
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  • rjhowie
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Reply #117
You know I am a Brexit man (and a Scottish Unionist) and that WAS democracy. Try and see if a State in nutjobland would get a referendum on being independent and see what happens. Practical rights re only for the cumfy off over the pond.
"Quit you like men:be strong"

  • OakdaleFTL
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Reply #118
Nope. Our nation was founded upon principles, rather than "factions"...
Something you'll never understand.
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"Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility." - James Thurber
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"Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts!" - Richard Feynman

  • rjhowie
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Re: What's Going on in Eurasia?
Reply #119
Founded on principles? Your attempt to be clever and be satirical are a mess boy.

- You kept slavery longer. At the Civil war you lot went mouthy on the Southerners yet the slaves usually came in via Northern
   ports.
- Blacks not allowed to vote in the country with the wonderful constitution. They also got attacked, hung or beaten to death. Even
   up
   to the 1960's places they could not vote.
- In the 2nd World War you organised an apartheid army as whites would not want to be with black soliders. Bit odd fighting the
   racist Nazis when you practiced such yourselves.
- Bum about that constitution yet still fighting over it.
- Those that caused the Boston tea Party were middle class monied people and many were Freemasons hence their symbols on
   your   banknotes.
- After the initial 1917 Russian Revolution later when the Reds started a fight to take over you had troops stationed there as we
  did but kept out the fighting. Yet behind our back you lot were having a secret liaison with those Communist gits over trade.
- Financially supported the military regimes in South America for an awful long time.
-  Helped in the assassination of a South Vietnam President so a puppet of yours would  be in.
- That disgraceful Agent Orange on legions of innocents.
- Senator McCarthy's encouraged pogroms.
- Interfering in countries all over the world if they don't agree with you.
- Many city police forces like bully boys.
- Political system rigged to suit the big two.
- Lack of ordinary people on the Hill (60% lower house and 40% Senate multi-millionaires)
- So principled that would rather spend half the world military bill tan help the 40 plus million poor you have.
- People on death row for even up to 10 years and more. You can be shot, hung, electrocuted, pilled to death.
- Need 16 costly spy agencies to look after your people? (Mean control them).
- Gun mad population and using the late 18th and early 19th centuries as a reason.
- Corruption in many States is till there and interesting links on the net.
- Creating conflicts all over the world for decades and often leaving a mess.  :down:


Just some passing items but internationally as principled as nothing. The constitution is always yakked up time after time and fights over things.  Indeed that bit of paper certainly does sound fine but in hard practiced millions of Americans have found a different thing altogether. It was created by the monied power class of the time and how the country is run is very different from what is written down. Plenty of decent people in the States of course and aware of that but regular dictatorships had decent people too!

You talk about principles but the practice of them depends on who you are and your background. Oh Belfrager, spot on! I rest my case!
"Quit you like men:be strong"

  • jax
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Re: What's Going on in Eurasia?
Reply #120
Eurasia is on the rise. Will the US be left on the sidelines?



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The world's biggest geopolitical trend today is not America First, or the global war on terror, or Brexit, or the renewed Cold War with Russia. It is the economic integration of Europe with Asia, especially the European Union with China. Europe and Asia co-inhabit the world's largest landmass, Eurasia. They are increasingly connected economically as well. Trump's protectionism and bellicosity will speed up the integration of Europe and Asia, and threaten to leave the United States on the sidelines. ...

China has not only put forward this new infrastructure vision, but has also put forward new institutional mechanisms to finance it. The most important of these is the new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, or AIIB, established by China to co-finance Asia's infrastructure, and capitalized by the bank members at $100 billion. Fifty-two countries, including countries of both Europe and Asia, have become members of the bank and another 18 are in the queue to join. The United States and Japan have held back, but this hasn't slowed the rest of Europe and Asia (and recently Canada) from signing up. In 2014, China also invested $40 billion into a Silk Road Fund dedicated to financing One Belt, One Road projects.

While China-EU is an obvious connection, it is probably not the one most impacted by infrastructure investment and barrier removals, but the other Eurasian regions,  Europe and the Middle East, Russia and Central Asia, South Asia (particularly India), South-East Asia (ASEAN), East Asia (including China).

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  • Belfrager
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Reply #122
About Eurasia, there's not Marco Polos anymore these days.
There's no Eurasia as a togetherness.
A matter of attitude.