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Aristotle
09-03-2014, 05:06 PM
Two of the countries that benefit the most do this:

A NATO plan to get its members to agree to significantly boost their military spending has been derailed by Canada and Germany before it could be even presented to alliance leaders on Thursday when they meet in Wales.

With a backdrop of the worsening situation in Ukraine, NATO’s top commander U.S. Gen. Philip Breedlove and alliance secretary-general Anders Fogh Rasmussen said they wanted to use the summit to push countries to commit to spending two per cent of their gross domestic product on defence.

http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/09/03/canada-and-germany-derail-nato-request-to-increase-military-spending-targets/

The Left Sock
09-03-2014, 07:05 PM
"Defence analysts point out that under the Conservatives, spending on the Canadian military has fallen to one per cent of the GDP, going below the 1.3 per cent spent by Jean Chrétien’s Liberal government during the so-called “decade of darkness” of military spending cuts of the 1990s."

It's too bad we still didn't have Chretien in charge, or we might have been able to meet that commitment.

KDawg
09-03-2014, 08:28 PM
“We are open to increasing military spending when and where it makes sense and in response to particular needs,” a senior Canadian government official said. “But the notion of setting an arbitrary target does not make sense.”

The prime minister’s spokesman Jason MacDonald said Tuesday night that Canada has agreed to “compromise language” with NATO allies. But Canada will still not formally commit to the two per cent target.
“We agree with our NATO allies that it is important to continue increasing our defence spending, and we have committed to doing so,” he said in an email.This isn't ironic, it's about due diligence.

The Left Sock
09-03-2014, 10:06 PM
What is ironic, is a country that is virtually bankrupt due largely to its extreme spending on military, trying to push other countries into joining them.

The Voice
09-03-2014, 10:22 PM
Sub Prime Mortgages. Get your FACTS straight.

The Voice
09-03-2014, 10:24 PM
12 months ago you were trashing the F35's

The Left Sock
09-04-2014, 08:13 AM
They still haven't got the F-35's working right. And oh yeah, it has nothing to do with my point.

Neither do sub-prime mortgages, for that matter.

Aristotle
09-04-2014, 08:28 AM
What is ironic, is a country that is virtually bankrupt due largely to its extreme spending on military, trying to push other countries into joining them.



...or countries like yours could quit hiding behind the US, and actually pull your own weight.

Just a suggestion.

The Left Sock
09-04-2014, 03:00 PM
"Pull our own weight"?

Oh, that;s right... you still think you're in charge of running the world.

Would be cute, if it wasn't so tragic.

Aristotle
09-05-2014, 10:18 AM
We do still run the world.

You...well :) :) :)

The Left Sock
09-05-2014, 11:38 AM
And despite all that, Putin is doing whatever the hell he wants to, over in Ukarine.

Funny, that.

Aristotle
09-05-2014, 04:54 PM
And despite all that, Putin is doing whatever the hell he wants to, over in Ukarine.

Funny, that.

We thought peace-keeping Canada would do the...


...do the...


...do the jo...



oh, hell, forget it...I can't type that with a straight face!!! :):) :)

The Voice
09-06-2014, 07:35 AM
And despite all that, Putin is doing whatever the hell he wants to, over in Ukarine.

Funny, that.

I am assuming you are talking about the Ukraine?

This situation is just further proof that Putin knows that Obama has NO Cahonies.

Aristotle
09-06-2014, 11:02 AM
I am assuming you are talking about the Ukraine?

This situation is just further proof that Putin knows that Obama has NO Cahonies.

Exactly.

The same reason ISIS decided it could start running roughshod over in the Middle East. They know there is a panty-waist lefty in the White House who will not do anything but wave a finger at them. Oh, he will okay the firing of a few drone missiles here and there, just to give the impression he is paying attention, or even cares. But they know he sympathizes with them much more than he lets on in public.

Mark my word: he will go down in the bottom-five of presidents of all time.


He may be a nice guy, but he is way over his head in the presidency,and is not cut out for the job in any appreciable manner whatsoever.

Too bad. The first Black president, and he could have made a mark on history that would have rivaled Lincoln and Washington. A leader who broke the racial barrier down as no one before him, and led with dignity while inspiring not only a nation, but the entire world.

But he is an aloof and ineffective leader. The buyers remorse for most people that voted for him must be a heavy burden. They bought the Hollywood packaging hook, line, and sinker.

Aristotle
09-06-2014, 11:05 AM
meanwhile ...

President Obama’s approval rating has sunk to an administration-low 38 percent, Gallup pollsters said Thursday.

http://nypost.com/2014/09/05/obamas-approval-rating-sinks-even-lower-in-new-poll/


and how is the Democrat-controlled Congress doing?

Americans' dismal evaluations of Congress continue, with 13% approving and 83% disapproving of the job it is doing. That approval rating is just four percentage points above the all-time low of 9% measured last November.

http://www.gallup.com/poll/174806/congressional-job-approval-stays-near-historical-low.aspx

The Voice
09-06-2014, 11:48 AM
Interesting side note the 2 Greatest Presidents of ALL TIME. Lincoln was a Republican and Washington was a Land Owning Conservative.

Aristotle
09-06-2014, 11:53 AM
Interesting side note the 2 Greatest Presidents of ALL TIME. Lincoln was a Republican and Washington was a Land Owning Conservative.

purely coincidence.

Also, you will be gently reminded to not discuss the fact the Republican Party was formed as an anti-slavery party, to counteract the Democrat Party, which was fully supportive of the South's "peculiar institution".

Also, any mention of the fact one of the most beloved Democrats of the 20th Century, Robert Byrd, was a card-carrying member of the KKK, or that Al Gore's dad worked very hard to kill the civil rights legislation of the 50s, will be deleted immediately.

The Voice
09-06-2014, 11:58 AM
purely coincidence.

Also, you will be gently reminded to not discuss the fact the Republican Party was formed as an anti-slavery party, to counteract the Democrat Party, which was fully supportive of the South's "peculiar institution".

Also, any mention of the fact one of the most beloved Democrats of the 20th Century, Robert Byrd, was a card-carrying member of the KKK, or that Al Gore's dad worked very hard to kill the civil rights legislation of the 50s, will be deleted immediately.

Interestingly enough at least one of my Grandfathers was a card carrying member of the KKK.

The rest of it I knew, I just threw it out there as bait.