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    International thread 2

    I think that's down to the people of Venezuela, but in terms of consequences, taking up arms is likely a worst-case scenario, and fomenting/arming the opposition in Venezuela is only going to exacerbate the internal problems of the country and lead to the loss of life the likes of which we've seen during the Arab Spring.
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    U.S. Politics: The Flood Shall Wash Away The Cobbs

    Is there a way to reframe this question, that would lead you to answer with a serious suggestion? What is your opinion on the US' role in the world, from the end of WW2 till today? I won't keep asking of course, it will derail the thread.
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    U.S. Politics: The Flood Shall Wash Away The Cobbs

    I understand that you don't have to entertain my curiosity here - as a person who spent most of their life in countries that the US bombed extensively (and thus biased), I would appreciate if I were pointed to credible sources of information or literature, which could lead an outside observer to conclude that the US is not effectively a rogue state, doing whatever its right wing parties please.
  4. Don't you think you should make a better argument against a system you deem unworkable? All you've presented here is sound bytes. They just want other people's money. Everyone gets demotivated and "look at Venezuela". Everyone is equally hungry and poor. "It's not 'real socialism'". These are arguments you see on meme websites. You should mention the political climate in which socialist-leaning governments have tried developing, and note the foreign policies their powerful neighbors have pursued in order to discourage this, by violence, regime change, or crippling sanctions if necessary. Using Venezuela and Cuba as examples is particularly hypocritical; I recommend you read "In the Name of Democracy: U.S. Policy Toward Latin America in the Reagan Years" by Thomas Carothers for more information on the subject.
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    u.s. media: lmao you thought politics was bad

    They've recently realized they aren't immune to pitchforks. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/oct/26/worlds-witnessing-a-new-gilded-age-as-billionaires-wealth-swells-to-6tn
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    Welcome to the forums, Cassana :) . There's an introduction thread pinned on top of the list here in General Chatter, you can post there as well if you want.
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    How would you rate episode 306?

    You don't think she has a heroic death coming along at some point?
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    Welcome all :) Ahaha....you are going to love aSoS.
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    No one else even knows what water polo is this far west! Anyways hydrodynamics was serious business in the school team :P
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    Thanks for the welcome :P
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    Hello, my name is Adam and I've been following the SoIaF books since I turned fourteen. Two years after that I discovered this site and I've been lurking here ever since. Now I'm twenty. It's a long time to lurk. I know you people. I'm half Libyan and half Serbian, studying engineering in England. Ask me for anything else =D.