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    Quote Originally Posted by loquetas View Post
    wow RW, what the hell happened to you?
    You used to be the second most intelligent person on this board and ALWAYS the best debater. I feel like I'm being cheated with your repetitiveness and court jester responses.
    Kind words, thank you. I value my #1 position
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    ya, i guess you did big fella. Now go lay down for your nap while the grown ups clean up your mess (as usual) and talk.
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    Your anger, while warranted, is still surprising in its vitriol

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    I'm the most intelligent person here, let's not kid ourselves.
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    Trump claims to be one of the smartest people. I claim to be the smartest.

    Big difference.

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    if you were that smart, you'd know to vote for Pedro.
    Last edited by loquetas; 03-23-2016 at 05:54 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by loquetas View Post
    if you were the smart, you'd know to vote for Pedro.
    Only if he gives me tots

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    There's my old friend! Welcome back!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RWGR View Post
    While the United States has many domestic problems, America is not an empire in decline like ancient Rome, which had no growth in productivity and suffered from bloody civil wars. Thanks to immigration, we are the only major developed country that will not experience a demographic decline by midcentury; our dependence on energy imports is decreasing rather than rising; we are at the forefront of the major technologies (bio-, nano-, information) that will shape this century; and our universities dominate in international rankings. Campaign rhetoric notwithstanding, we are not a pitiful giant in absolute decline.

    The United States is not about to be overtaken in overall power by another state. Europe lacks unity. Russia is suffering demographic and economic decline. India is growing at an impressive rate, but its $2 trillion economy is one-ninth the size of the United States’s. (The ratio is similar for Brazil and Russia.) The only possible challenger among the “BRICS” is China, a $10 trillion economy (compared to our $18 trillion), growing at something like 6 percent a year.

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    You know, I will tell you a story to illustrate the world does not work that way.

    About 3 years ago, when the oil was at around $100/barrel, I attended a meeting where someone predicted the requirements for the North American oil and gas industry in the next 10 years to increase dramatically.
    Graphs were shown, rig counts were shown, import/export was shown, numbers, data, the whole works. The prediction was everything would be booming even more in the next 10 years. As always, I took that with a grain of salt.

    Fast forward 3 years to today, and the oil and gas market in North America is fighting it's biggest battle ever. Those same people that made those predictions 3 years ago, are now saying they have never encountered such a crisis since 1985 and have no idea how the future is going to look.

    Interesting, is it not?
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    No crisis here, as for your country, well ...

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    As usual, you see this as a European problem.
    I guess Europe was responsible for 911?
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    The only 'problem' with Europe is it ceased being a worthwhile entity decades ago.

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    Your anger is showing.
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    "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery"

    I win

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    So angry. I understand, it happens.
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