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Old 11-04-2008, 03:24 PM
 
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To run for public office in itself requires arrogance. How else are you going to convince people you're better than the others to run things?
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Old 11-04-2008, 03:28 PM
 
Location: in my imagination
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Duh, that's what makes this world great & why people should travel & experience different things. Who the hell wants to be homogenized?
Seems Europe likes homogenized alot,hence the European union.Hence why certain people in the UN have blasted America's Bill of Rights and our unwillingness to give it up at times as they demanded we move toward a one world universal Bill of Rights sanctioned by the UN.So who are the ones that are pushy around the world?,Not always America.....
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Old 11-04-2008, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Unperson Everyman Land
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Germany, where more than 200,000 flocked to see Obama this summer as he moved to burnish his foreign policy credentials during a trip to the Middle East and Europe, the election dominated television ticker crawls, newspaper headlines and Web sites.
Hundreds of thousands prepared to party through the night to watch the outcome of an election having an impact far beyond America's shores. Among the more irreverent festivities planned in Paris: a “Goodbye George” party to bid farewell to Bush.

“Like many French people, I would like Obama to win because it would really be a sign of change,” said Vanessa Doubine, shopping Tuesday on the Champs-Elysees. “I deeply hope for America's image that it will be Obama.”

Europeans had a sense of the momentous change that was about to unfold.

“America is electing a new president, but for the Germans, for Europeans, it is electing the next world leader,” said Alexander Rahr, director of the German Council on Foreign Relations.

“We see new challenges coming up, not only Islamic extremism, but a newly resurgent Russia, China, India, Pakistan, North Korea – everywhere there are fires,” he said. “And we, as Europeans, can't solve these problems without America. A world without American leadership is, for most Europeans, a world of chaos.”

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/20081104-0611-uselections-worldview.html

I couldn't agree more. Good riddance to Bush, the worst POTUS in the history of the free world.

Let me see if I can understand this. Europeans see us as an aggressive war mongering state and are happy to see our war mongering president gone. They are also concerned about Islamic terrorists and "newly resurgent Russia, China, India, Pakistan, North Korea – everywhere there are fires,” he said. “And we, as Europeans, can't solve these problems without America."

America that does what Europe wants?

Are you serious with this post?

As far as Europe goes, after having shafted us on every single occasion they've had to do so, Europe can deal with Russia by themselves. You can call us war mongers when it's inconvenient to help out and then run behind our skirt when the Russians start breathing down your necks. Tough ***** EU. Deal with it yourselves.
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Old 11-04-2008, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Somewhere East of Laramie
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To run for public office in itself requires arrogance. How else are you going to convince people you're better than the others to run things?


LIE! It's been the favored strategy for decades, on BOTH sides of the aisle!
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Old 11-04-2008, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Brentwood, TN
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good grief,you guys are gonna keep jabbing me about the bread thing.So they eat bread,so you do,good for you......I want a friggin steak and egg breakfast ok?I want pancakes and syrup ok?
Damn baby, you can't eat that for breakfast everyday. Now let Mrs. Vito fix you up a nice healthy bowl of oatmeal.
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Old 11-04-2008, 03:37 PM
 
Location: um....guess
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Seems Europe likes homogenized alot,hence the European union.Hence why certain people in the UN have blasted America's Bill of Rights and our unwillingness to give it up at times as they demanded we move toward a one world universal Bill of Rights sanctioned by the UN.So who are the ones that are pushy around the world?,Not always America.....
Huh? Yeah, you totally didn't get it. Every country around the world is different, see?
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Old 11-04-2008, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Here and there and everywhere!
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It's funny when people confuse confidence w/smugness or arrogance.
Sure, when that's true, but it isn't in this case.
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Old 11-04-2008, 07:25 PM
 
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Do you know what will happen with the world?

1) Iraq can now invade any country they want.
2) Russia can now invade any country they want.
3) In fact, any country can invade any country they want because they no longer are afraid of the US intervention.
4) There will be a lot of dictatorship and lynching of people and human rights violations in the other countries. They are no longer afraid of the US intervention.
5) In other words, the entire world will be unprotected.

Iran will invade Kuwait and lynch all the people.
All the Israelis will be nuked.
Any country can build their nuke, chemical, biological weapons without the US intervention.
In other words, within the 20 years, the USA will no longer exist.
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Old 11-04-2008, 07:35 PM
 
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In other words, within the 20 years, the USA will no longer exist.
Well, I suppose that's progress. I was only giving it 10 years under Bush and the neocons.
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Old 11-04-2008, 07:40 PM
 
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Do you know what will happen with the world?

1) Iraq can now invade any country they want.
2) Russia can now invade any country they want.
3) In fact, any country can invade any country they want because they no longer are afraid of the US intervention.
4) There will be a lot of dictatorship and lynching of people and human rights violations in the other countries. They are no longer afraid of the US intervention.
5) In other words, the entire world will be unprotected.

Iran will invade Kuwait and lynch all the people.
All the Israelis will be nuked.
Any country can build their nuke, chemical, biological weapons without the US intervention.
In other words, within the 20 years, the USA will no longer exist.
But at least Europe will like us again!
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