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Re: Putin calling them out of Hitler's play book?

Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 6:33 am
by Magritte
Sure but competition isn't supposed to use coercion or force. Even in capitalist America there are antitrust laws - selectively enforced though they may be. This is why there's a bit of an outcry over, for example, the auto industry strong-arming Chris Christie to keep Tesla out of NJ.

On the other hand we can ask - has America ever really been less imperialistic than Putin is being here?

http://youtu.be/0eDTcGkOJj4

Re: Putin calling them out of Hitler's play book?

Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:52 pm
by met
There was an American guy about 10 year ago, who made about a billion dollars on the dot.com boom - he was going around giving presentations, saying that the demise of the USSR was actually a bad thing, not only for the world, but even for the average American - as it provided an alternative and counterbalance against the excessive power of American capitalists.

Re: Putin calling them out of Hitler's play book?

Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:59 pm
by Magritte
As usual The Onion is the only news outlet with a cogent take on things.

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Re: Putin calling them out of Hitler's play book?

Posted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 12:08 pm
by Metacrock
so it seems

Re: Putin calling them out of Hitler's play book?

Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:29 pm
by mdsimpson92
It certainly seems to have brought the EU and US back together. NATO has finally found a purpose to exist again.

http://www.economist.com/blogs/newsbook ... c30b6f1709

Re: Putin calling them out of Hitler's play book?

Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:02 am
by Magritte
Good times.

I'm detecting a note of wistful yearning from the crazier side of the American right regarding Putin. Like, sigh, why can't we have a total badass leader like that? A guy who knows what he wants and takes it.

Re: Putin calling them out of Hitler's play book?

Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 5:24 pm
by mdsimpson92
Magritte wrote:Good times.

I'm detecting a note of wistful yearning from the crazier side of the American right regarding Putin. Like, sigh, why can't we have a total badass leader like that? A guy who knows what he wants and takes it.
Definitely get that view from Fox. Though ironically whenever Obama even begins to sound like that, they call him a dictator. Then again, this is Fox News.

Re: Putin calling them out of Hitler's play book?

Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 11:07 am
by Magritte
It doesn't help that his fascist monster of a wife advises people to eat fruits and vegetables.