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Old 06-02-09, 12:43 PM
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Are Russia's ICBM's still aimed at the US? If so, that's good enough for me.
Do we know for sure?
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Keep waiting all day if you want -- Russia is hostile to us!
What hostile act has taken place recently? We have diplomatic relations with them, we trade openly with them, we meet them one on one. What am I missing here?
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Do we know for sure?
No more than we know for sure is someone is 'mostly hostile.'
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Re: Politics & World Events (Reverse) Sheep, Round 2 Electric Obama-Loo

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No more than we know for sure is someone is 'mostly hostile.'
That's why Russia is a WRONG answer. It's only right if you are looking at them through cold-war colored glasses.
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Re: Politics & World Events (Reverse) Sheep, Round 2 Electric Obama-Loo

Let's go through the wrong answers first:

International Paper (4): Nick Danger
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Stanley (4): wishbone
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Yess....I gain at least 1 point on wishbone! : |

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Re: Politics & World Events (Reverse) Sheep, Round 2 Electric Obama-Loo

If one is going to require a recent hostile act against the US, then what makes a right answer? It rules out China, Iran, Cuba.
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Not to be a dick, but you didn't add Funkpie's Bulworth points.

Ok, it was to be a dick.
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Re: Politics & World Events (Reverse) Sheep, Round 2 Electric Obama-Loo

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That's why Russia is a WRONG answer. It's only right if you are looking at them through cold-war colored glasses.
I prefer to think of them as Toquevillian-colored glasses.
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I don't think China is hostile to the US. Rhetoric is considered hostility. Iran and Cuba have both had recent hostile rhetoric.
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Re: Politics & World Events (Reverse) Sheep, Round 2 Electric Obama-Loo

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What hostile act has taken place recently? We have diplomatic relations with them, we trade openly with them, we meet them one on one. What am I missing here?
The invasion of Georgia and the sending of the Russian fleet to Venezuela, to name two within the past year.

Edit to add: I think both of those actions -- particularly the first -- were motivated more by a Russian desire to expand their own sphere of influence than by a desire to undermine the U.S. But the two goals really do go hand-in-hand.[/i]

All of the things you said about Russia (diplomatic relations, open trade, one-on-one meetings) could be said about Venezuela as well.
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China detained ("hosted") some airforce personnel a few years ago when their spy plane had difficulty ("was harassed") by chinese air force folks
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I will be using the original name of all other companies:

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Re: Politics & World Events (Reverse) Sheep, Round 2 Electric Obama-Loo

You're missing somebody's name in the scores for the last q..can't figure out who though. There are 25 players, you listed 24.
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Question 11: Name a 20th-century vice president.

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The invasion of Georgia and the sending of the Russian fleet to Venezuela, to name two within the past year.

Edit to add: I think both of those actions -- particularly the first -- were motivated more by a Russian desire to expand their own sphere of influence than by a desire to undermine the U.S. But the two goals really do go hand-in-hand.[/i]

All of the things you said about Russia (diplomatic relations, open trade, one-on-one meetings) could be said about Venezuela as well.
I almost put Venezuela.

Frankly, I had great difficulty with that question but that's because when I think of it in terms of a country, I think of more than the government, I think of the people. I could fashion an argument that Iran isn't mostly hostile to the US based simply on how the people view the US - more favorably than the citizens of some of our allies do.

I ended up putting Cuba because I figured it was safe, but as for being really correct....
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The invasion of Georgia and the sending of the Russian fleet to Venezuela, to name two within the past year.
There are MANY circumstances leading to the invasion of Georgia that we don't necessarily need to explore but I wouldn't call many of them anti-US. I suppose one can say our "defense shield" plans stoked the old fires but they didn't exist before that.

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All of the things you said about Russia (diplomatic relations, open trade, one-on-one meetings) could be said about Venezuela as well.
I really don't consider Venezuela hostile to the US either considering how much oil we joyfully accept from them. Now you could say that the Bush admin stoked the fires down there as well but I don't believe they are inherently hostile.
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You're missing somebody's name in the scores for the last q..can't figure out who though. There are 25 players, you listed 24.
Impossible, since I copy and paste that from an Excel sheet.
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China detained ("hosted") some airforce personnel a few years ago when their spy plane had difficulty ("was harassed") by chinese air force folks
Did you just say "spy plane" with a straight face?

I don't really consider it hostility when we provoke it.
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I mean from the list of answers given for the question. There's 21 names plus the 3 that answered wrong, unless classicman is code for someone else
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I could fashion an argument that Iran isn't mostly hostile to the US based simply on how the people view the US - more favorably than the citizens of some of our allies do.
An ally like, say, France?
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Even Alcoa I can't get right.

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