We can say anything about their government, but we can't say that they are not really ambitious.
This is ACTA by the backdoor. Is the same thing that they are pushing here in Mexico. Next thell will push the same legislation in the USA to "armonize" the laws in all the NAFTA countries.
Is the social interaction enabled by religion:
So where does that leave non-believers?
“Out of luck, I guess,” Koenig joked.
“Actually, I would suspect that people doing the types of things like religious people do -- socializing, doing similarly complex cognitive tasks, would have similar benefits. But it is interesting that religion provides that whole package of things that people can adopt and pursue over time.”
It would be really interesting to make an additional study to compare that against a group of people that are not religious but that have a simmilar level of social interaction.
9/11 for a quick and easy start.
I was in Kyoto last year in the Gion Matsuri event that is used by Sony to showcase their 4K tv sets so I can compare the real life event versus the recordings. The accuracy of colors and the resolution are really impressive, and nothing like I or pretty much anybody else have seen before. I think that for the first time the resolution and color space of a recording can give a real sensation of "being there" instead of only seing a moving picture, even without any 3D efects.
A snowballs in hell chance. If USA's says "jump" our president's answer is "how much?"
Is absurd to expect any other result when people elects politicians that think that the State is a problem, an obstacle to society -instead of a tool to provide and protect the general welfare- that should be destroyed and then find that under their government the State's institutions start to fail. Is no wonder than after a long spell under conservative governments, Tory and New Labor, the welfare institutions are in shambles but well, the Great UK have it's army in action around half dozen countries around the world and boomers ready to strike the Soviet Union, and a great funeral for the Iron Lady, that's a better investment of taxpayer's money than wasting it in health care.
As things currently stand, I think they have a better chance to take over Mexico than us take over them
Mexico, that is what happens with Neoliberalism without counterweights.
When I was born Mexico was a richer country than South Korea. In 32 years of decadence, now I have found myself unable to park my car at home because a family in the neighborhood was murdered; taking detours because mobsters dropped human heads in the street; or being thankful because instead of the murder of the week we see in my community only the murder of the month. Beggars and homeless people everywhere, half the country living in worst conditions than the Cubans under the Castro brothers. Neoliberals call themselves Cristian democrats, but I would rather wish to be governed by Satanists than these scumbags.
Aren't we talking about the same guys that walked in front of the White House with a Confederate Flag? Judged by their policies and racial makeup, americans should be forgiving with foreigners that think that Lincoln was a Democrat and Jefferson Davis Republican.
Personally I think that if not on reality, de facto the Tea Party are the best agents that the Chinese government could have found to hasten the beginning of the New Chinese Century and put USA in the same place that the UK or France are today.
Americans will be at a loss to find new words to describe the new failed states north of the border of the current USA-Mexico. I suggest New Michoacán, New Tamaulipas, New Chihuahua or New Ciudad Juárez. Considering the higly issolationist and selfish nature of most conservatives in America, I have serious doubts that they could manage to form even a county.
Conservative and libertarian americans are really desperate to hand over world's leadership to China. I'm from Mexico,you would be tempted to guess that americans would want to know why my country is almost a failed state and South Korea that was a very similar country to Mexico 30 years ago -development wise- no. We have implemented many of those "small government" ideas, and now we have to bury our neighboors and double check if the trash bag on the street is really a trash bag or it is filled with a mutilated corpse. And they wonder why people risk their lives in the desert triying to slip in the USA:
Attack on privacy is a far more correct and honest asessment.
I wouldn't say that USA is Israel's government's pet, more like Israel's government's bitch or beaten wife; but, like in families, this sick relationship is bad and damaging for the couple.