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Shapley wrote:China Demands End Of US Navy Surveillance
The President is being tested. How will he respond?
jamiebk wrote:personally, I hope our Navy guys punch a hole in one of their ships.
Haggis@wk wrote:jamiebk wrote:personally, I hope our Navy guys punch a hole in one of their ships.
Did you see the photos of the Chinese "harassers"? Frankly, they were so small in comparison with the Navy boat that a "punch" would have reduced them to splinters. When I first heard the Navy used a fire hose I had this mental image of two Navel vessels having a water gun fight. After I saw the size of the Chinese boats I could understand that a fire hose was probably as potentially deadly as a canon for those motorized rowboats.
You have to wonder if the captain of the Impeccable (strange name, no?} wasn’t a little embarrassed to report this incident.
Haggis@wk wrote:When I first heard the Navy used a fire hose I had this mental image of two Navel vessels having a water gun fight. After I saw the size of the Chinese boats I could understand that a fire hose was probably as potentially deadly as a canon for those motorized rowboats.
The American people … have grown increasingly frustrated with what they feel is a lack of gratitude. Now I won’t delve into every point of frustration, but let’s touch for just a moment on one – the "deadbeat" charge. … Last year, the American people contributed a total of more than $1.4 billion dollars to the U.N. system in assessments and voluntary contributions. The American taxpayers also spent an additional $8,779,000,000 from the United States’ military budget to support various U.N. resolutions and peacekeeping operations around the world. Let me repeat that figure: $8,779,000,000. That means that last year (1999) alone the American people have furnished precisely $10,179,000,000 to support the work of the United Nations. No other nation on earth comes even close to matching that singular investment. So you can see why many Americans reject the suggestion that theirs is a ‘deadbeat’ nation.
Shapley wrote:Obama Declares Economy "Not As Bad As We Think"
Which is what I've been saying for months. Welcome aboard, Mr. President.
... made from the same cellophane they use to wrap cigarette packets, a sense it’s been nailed together by apes, the finesse of a charging rhinoceros
Shapley wrote:Obama's Polling Numbers Falling To Earth
His approval rating is still high, but his disapproval rating is climbing. Apparently, you either love him or hate him, there's not a lot of in-between.
Giant Communist Robot wrote:Me in-between
jamiebk wrote:This poll suggests that a high majority favore Obama's policies: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29493093/
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