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Old 11-19-2012, 08:25 AM   #41 (permalink)
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What is really ironic is the inability of some to understand a euphemism when they read it.

Substitute "buy USA" for any country you live in that is losing jobs and where the standard of living is declining. Substitute any country's name for "USA" where the unemployment is going up because of out sourcing.

On second thought that would be a stretch for some here. Just keep on ranting about the downward spiral of your living conditions and refuse to look beyond the single thing you seem to hate the most.
Single thing I hate the most? Snakes.

Other than that, I don't know what you're on about.
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:30 AM   #42 (permalink)
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Do I really need to explain my comment, and that the second part was mostly "tongue-in-cheek?"
Your knowledge of the history of the American depression is left out of your statement. 1936 through 1940 standard of living rose for all with out the war. It may have taken ten years but the move from agrian to industrial was in full swing.
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Single thing I hate the most? Snakes.

Other than that, I don't know what you're on about.
Great now Demonic thinks he is Indiana Jones.

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Lest we not forget our "standard of living" was mostly a false economy that existed for not too long, because we had bombed most of the factories of the rest of the industrialized world into oblivion. They all needed stuff to rebuild, and we were basically the only place in the world they could get it.
So now the U.S.A. was responsible for all the destruction in WWII. What are you smoking?

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Looking out for #1 because no one else will.
Demonic you beat me to this one. This kind of attitude makes me want to vomit.
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Great now Demonic thinks he is Indiana Jones.
It would put my BSc in Archaeology to good use....



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So now the U.S.A. was responsible for all the destruction in WWII. What are you smoking?
I assumed he meant "we" as in "the allies"...
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I assumed he meant "we" as in "the allies"...
Wasn't trying to sound like The U.S. was the only country in the war but as far as industrialized and not suffering any infrastructure damage we (the U.S.) came out pretty good.
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To be fair the US did do rather a lot of the bombing of non UK based stuff.

Mostly because we couldn't afford as many bombers as you.
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So now the U.S.A. was responsible for all the destruction in WWII.
If you take the Hollywood history path, yes.
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people complaining about the high cost of labor driving corporations to china, how many of the products now made in china are cheaper? the costs have gone down drasticly for the manufacturers, but the costs have remained the same or gone up. the only thing that hasnt changed is the greed driving all this.
on the subject of labot costs, how many of the gas stations which have no one there, only pumps that use cards, have cheaper prices? No people at the station, onlythe same price for gas.
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Your knowledge of the history of the American depression is left out of your statement. 1936 through 1940 standard of living rose for all with out the war. It may have taken ten years but the move from agrian to industrial was in full swing.
Yes, it was, but you have to admit, it got one hell of a kick in the pants from the demand for goods and materials during and immediately after the war. As was mentioned above, the U.S and Canada were just about the only industrialized nations that came through relatively unscathed, so we pretty much had the markets cornered.

I could have meant "we" as in just the U.S. or just the allies, but also could be speaking in the most broad sense and referring to all the countries embroiled in the war. I'll let you decide how narrow-minded and/or ignorant you think I might be.
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In 1936 the world was gearing up for war so it's influence cannot be completely discounted.
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