More Interesting Times

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    Seems Biden's prediction of 'early testing' of the serious sort is coming into play. France and Germany trying to force through an international regulatory agency, sort of UN on steroids.

    Japan is saying they will have to shoot down the N. Korean missile if it approaches Japan's air space. We have Gates saying the US might do the same, if it was heading towards Hawaii. Meanwhile Obama reassures S. Korean President that they are a main ally.

    Netanyahu is having to warn that Israel may have to deal with Iran, they cannot let them get to the N. Korean point...

    Today Petraeus is saying we may need at least 10k more soldiers in Afghanistan, beyond the 27k already arrived or arriving.

    Obama's foreign policy is going to become clear very soon.
     
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    i could take some "less interesting times"
     
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    That's not happening, sorry.
     
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    i take it the title refers to that old curse...."may you live in interesting times"

    i am 55...older than dirt according to my son....in my short life...i have seen...the assissination of a president...the attempted killing of two more...the killing of a candidate...the berlin wall coming down...the cold war...the end of the cold war...vietnam ..on and on.....o and computers going from taking a whole room and running on punch cards to this....sometimes i wonder what is the most amazing thing or advance that i have seen...medical advances ....hell i remember polio and blue babies where the 2nd rh factor baby would die w/o the total transfusions...
     
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    Indeed the old Chinese curse. We're pretty close in age, though I don't remember polio hitting, my oldest cousin had it. Think though of how much more changes the generation before ours had. :eek:
     
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    Civilization is a mixed bag, isn't it?

    Our mistake was going along with the agricultural revolution about 6,000 years ago, I think. It's been steadily downhill ever since.

    Sans that development, we'd live as hunter gatherers there'd be maybe a couple hundred million of us in total, and not one of us would be bitching about government or taxes or master classes.

    But eating on a regular basis seemed like such a good idea at the time, one can hardly blame out foreparents for falling for that tender trap.
     
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    If only everyone didn't want thins to be better for their kids...
     
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    I never believe those people.
     
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    Ever the cynic.:lol:
     
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    Scratch a cynic and you'll find a romantic---just ask Del. :rofl:
     

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