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Well put. all of it. Do I detect a certain insider/diplomatic background?
Yes, there have been some black senators before Obama. But, out of 50 + 485 lower house congressmen, and out of a ^population, both houses are not exactly teeming with blacks, even today. Brookes came from an enlightened state, btw.
Yes, Obama had a dem house and senate. But for two short years only and he did manage to pass Obamacare with it, albeit with such costly compromises brought on by his own...democrats, slaves to Insurance company and hospital/doctor political donations. I can't understand why a full and complete total universal health care plan cannot be achieved like in the other 33 OECD countries, all idiots, like Rogue wrote.
Russians : situation is not idea, but it beats pre-1989, no? And the more the Russians become capitalists like us, particularly the upper echelons, the less they will be tempted to renew the cold or hot war, or any war.
I agree with your post except for Russia.
Capitalism or not, the Bear is not our friends and neither are the Chinese Dragon.
It is a total myth that (MAD) cannot take place because the Berlin Wall came down with the implementation of Perestroika and Glasnost.
Today Putin is totally corrupt and just as powerful as any and all past Russian leaders.
Mutual assured destruction?
Biological and Chemical Weaponry?
Rogue Russian Generals?
Certainly not our friend Rogue.