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Old 03-19-2014, 03:30 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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It's not just about one rival superpower now, almost every country in earth is now rising in wealth, capability and strength.
We have china rising in every field, then there is a resurgent Russia in search of its old soviet territories, then there is the 1.2 billion India, with a big military and space program, the oil rich Middle East, other large south East Asian countries like Indonesia and the Philippines, there is Hong Kong and Singapore, Japan and South Korea, South America is also rising fast and even Africa is growing fast now. The biggest of these is the EU, when they become one country the whole world will shake
This has always been happening.... developing nations... well... develop fast... (rising wealth, strength, etc..) that is why we call them developing nations.
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Old 03-19-2014, 04:18 PM
 
Location: USA
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Not really, it started a long time ago. It really accelerated under Bush II.
Yes, it started even before Bush 2, but Obama is adding considerably to it.
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Old 03-19-2014, 08:38 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Yes, it started even before Bush 2, but Obama is adding considerably to it.
I wonder why the GDP, GDP per capita, life expectancy is all going up under this such horrible president we have.
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Old 03-19-2014, 10:33 PM
 
Location: Blighty
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I wonder why the GDP, GDP per capita, life expectancy is all going up under this such horrible president we have.
That's because Obama took over at the very apex of the 2008-2009 crash when global credit markets were at a standstill and immediately after they implemented TARP to stabilize the dying US financial system. After this, they implemented various neo-Keynesian schemes that served to artificially boost stocks and to prop up GDP (while your labour force, retail market, middle class - the real economy - slowly sloughs off and dies under the MOPE).
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Old 03-19-2014, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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China has less than three hundred nukes, and with lower range and yeald,
Britain and France both have more and bigger nuclear weapons and with longer range than china.
China also has no 'blue water navy', this means they have very little power projection and can not engage in long distance warfare like USA, UK and France. Chinas military equipment is also much less advanced than America, Britain, France and Israel. China has no ability to wage war agains USA, UK or Russia, they don't even make their own aircraft carriers and nuclear submarines, tanks, jets etc are years behind
China has 1 aircraft carrier in their entire Navy. They purchased it from the Soviets. China is currently building a second carrier.

Guess how many aircraft carriers the United States has? 11. In two fleets, pacific and atlantic. Oh, and the United States has about 15 additional mini-carriers, known as Amphibs.
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Old 03-19-2014, 10:45 PM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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I see the United States remaining on top for at least another 50 years. That will be the end of my lifetime, after that I really don't care anymore.
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Old 03-19-2014, 10:52 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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That's because Obama took over at the very apex of the 2008-2009 crash when global credit markets were at a standstill and immediately after they implemented TARP to stabilize the dying US financial system. After this, they implemented various neo-Keynesian schemes that served to artificially boost stocks and to prop up GDP (while your labour force, retail market, middle class - the real economy - slowly sloughs off and dies under the MOPE).
Neo Keynesian schemes that managed to add 4 trillion dollars to the gdp.
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Old 03-19-2014, 11:08 PM
 
Location: Blighty
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Neo Keynesian schemes that managed to add 4 trillion dollars to the gdp.
Correlate that with a chart of national debt, retail market fundamentals, labour force participation rate, and food stamp usage.
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Old 03-19-2014, 11:56 PM
 
Location: The Downunderverse
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It seems like US republicans love putin too.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyYjQUKD5fQ
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Old 03-20-2014, 02:11 AM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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The US suffers from crippling debt and severely low and embarrassing levels of education. Also, US infrastructure is completely dependent on automobiles. Once resources to power automobiles deplete, the US will basically devolve into a third world country due to poor planning and short-sighted infrastructure which was never sustainable to begin with. Asian countries will inevitably dominate the US in every way imaginable.

The fact that our military is strong now hardly matters since our technology will eventually become inferior to future technology. Civilizations with state of the art militaries have come and gone plenty of times. The US will simply repeat history.
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