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  1. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    18 Jun '18 22:01
    Does anyone think the militarisation of Space a good idea?

    What do you think China will do?
  2. SubscriberTom Wolsey
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    18 Jun '18 22:04
    Team America should weaponize space and summarily crush any other country's efforts to do the same.
  3. SubscriberAThousandYoung
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    18 Jun '18 22:38
    Originally posted by @tom-wolsey
    Team America should weaponize space and summarily crush any other country's efforts to do the same.
    Unfortunately the only powers likely to compete with us in space are Trump's best buddies China and Russia.
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    18 Jun '18 23:24
    Originally posted by @wolfgang59
    Does anyone think the militarisation of Space a good idea?

    What do you think China will do?
    Build a death star.

    What else?
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    18 Jun '18 23:33
    Originally posted by @tom-wolsey
    Team America should weaponize space and summarily crush any other country's efforts to do the same.
    How do you plan on paying for all this additional military hardware? The GOP tax cuts has us swimming in red ink right now?? 😲


    I see arithmetic is also difficult for you.
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    18 Jun '18 23:48
    Originally posted by @tom-wolsey
    Team America should weaponize space and summarily crush any other country's efforts to do the same.
    China will pass America in GDP by 2028.
  7. SubscriberTom Wolsey
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    19 Jun '18 00:011 edit
    Originally posted by @mchill
    How do you plan on paying for all this additional military hardware? The GOP tax cuts has us swimming in red ink right now?? 😲


    I see arithmetic is also difficult for you.
    Just run up the debt another 20 or 30 trillion. Who cares. If anyone dares call in the debt, turn their country into an irradiated pile of smoldering ash.
  8. SubscriberTom Wolsey
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    19 Jun '18 00:03
    Originally posted by @mghrn55
    China will pass America in GDP by 2028.
    When China becomes the world's greatest superpower, what a relief that will be. Finally someone else will be blamed for not solving the rest of the world's problems.
  9. Behind the scenes
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    19 Jun '18 00:24
    Originally posted by @tom-wolsey
    Just run up the debt another 20 or 30 trillion. Who cares. If anyone dares call in the debt, turn their country into an irradiated pile of smoldering ash.
    I knew you were hopeless.
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    19 Jun '18 01:20
    Originally posted by @mghrn55 to Tom Wolsey
    China will pass America in GDP by 2028.
    In GDP by PPP, not nominally, China's GDP already is larger than the USA's.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_GDP_(PPP)
  11. Zugzwang
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    19 Jun '18 01:23
    Originally posted by @tom-wolsey
    When China becomes the world's greatest superpower, what a relief that will be.
    Finally someone else will be blamed for not solving the rest of the world's problems.
    Unlike the USA, China has not advertised itself as the glorious 'city on the hill' toward
    which every other society should aspire or as "the world's policeman".

    China's GDP per capita remains significantly lower than most Western societies.
    The Chinese do not regard themselves as wealthy or privileged.
    China's highest priority should be to better the lives of most people who live there.
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    19 Jun '18 03:52
    Originally posted by @tom-wolsey
    Just run up the debt another 20 or 30 trillion. Who cares. If anyone dares call in the debt, turn their country into an irradiated pile of smoldering ash.
    I see you've given up debating.
    Maybe you've were given the wrong sheet.
    Or maybe you're just a lowsy debater.
  13. SubscriberTom Wolsey
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    19 Jun '18 04:17
    Originally posted by @mghrn55
    I see you've given up debating.
    Maybe you've were given the wrong sheet.
    Or maybe you're just a lowsy debater.
    Just bein' a typical jingoistic redneck American. Why so surprised? Aren't we all like that?
  14. Standard membershavixmir
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    19 Jun '18 06:23
    Originally posted by @tom-wolsey
    Team America should weaponize space and summarily crush any other country's efforts to do the same.
    Much like they crushed the North Vietnamese army, the Korean army and the Taliban.
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    19 Jun '18 06:27
    Originally posted by @mghrn55
    China will pass America in GDP by 2028.
    Already passed in purchasing power parity terms (although I personally favour nominal).
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