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Old 11-20-2010, 11:32 AM
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Default Re: A funny state of the economy

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Originally Posted by zambizzi View Post
Just stating my grounds for disagreement.
That you disagree with me is implied, received, and understood.
My opinion/observations started around 1971. The end of the Vietnam War. A lot of my friends had older brothers who had served in the "Nam". So, it was relatively easy for me, as a high-schooler, to talk to guys, first hand, who had done and seen things and been places that the 6'o clock news wasn't talking about.
So I got more curious.
Fast forward to 1975, I'm a freshman in college, and since I was in an "honors" program, I didn't have to take bonehead soc. 101. Instead, I had the good fortune to have a professor who was one of Nixon's advisors, as my soc. science teacher.
Again, I learned a lot more than the 6'o clock news was telling me.
Fast forward again.
1979 - Russia invades Afghanistan. I tell people ... yeah ... and after the Russians leave, you'll see the US in there, in 10 years.
Everyone thought I was crazy
1989 - the Berlin Wall comes down. I tell people ... yeah ... China will be embracing capitalism soon, and turn to a "more democratic" government.
Everyone thought I was crazy ..... and in 2008, Fareed Zakaria interviews Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, and he talks about China moving "towards" a more democratic form of government, and he mentions the US moving "towards" a more socialistic form.
2001 - the US invades Afghanistan. I tell people ... yeah .... we'll be in this one, for at least 10 years.
Everyone thought I was crazy
2003 - the US invades Iraq. I tell people ... yeah ... we'll be in this one for at least 10 years ... and it's gonna help bankrupt our country.
Everyone thought I was crazy
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This is naive...
So certainly, I expect people to disagree with me ... maybe even call me crazy ... but don't dis-respect me and call me, or my opinion "naive". So far, I've been pretty "on the mark" with my predictions.
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