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I wonder what kind of music they play in heaven? (probably Andy Williams, Carpenters and Radiohead).  Maybe even U2!
 
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I wonder what kind of music they play in heaven?
angels playing harps
 
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Swiss Guards: World’s oldest standing army gets new headgear
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And I sincerely believe, with you, that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies; and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale.
 
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May 9th, 2018, 8:39 pm

Pope Francis' Newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, Praises Communist Karl Marx
it was marx's 200th birthday the other day
The catholic church has changed a lot since JP II teamed up with president reagan to bring down the soviet union.
 
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May 9th, 2018, 8:45 pm

Pope Francis' Newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, Praises Communist Karl Marx
it was marx's 200th birthday the other day
The catholic church has changed a lot since JP II teamed up with president reagan to bring down the soviet union.
That's a myth(or fairy tale).. CCCP collapsed because its children were  dying because they had not enough food to eat. It was predicted by a French academic Emmanuel Todd in 1975.
 
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May 9th, 2018, 8:55 pm

In the late 1970s Todd took a historian's approach to understanding the dynamics of the USSR. By measuring what he could and studying reports and stories, he presented a picture of a society near collapse. From the end of WWII and through the 1960s, the USSR had been able to raise living standards, but in the 1970s it was no longer able to do so. This was a result of the tradeoff between raising living standards and maintaining political control. The Soviet Union could build new cities, but none would have more than half a million people, lest they become political problems. Each city could have one book store associated with its one university. The USSR couldn't afford to give every family an automobile, not because it couldn't produce the cars, but because automobiles make it harder to impose travel restrictions. Soviet productivity was actually rising, but it had to be channeled into politically safe areas like science, certain arts, athletics or the military.

In 1979 his prediction of an upcoming collapse seemed ridiculous to many, but Todd's estimate of 10-15 years before the fall was not all that far off the mark. In many respects it is a shame that this book didn't get more public notice.
 
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May 9th, 2018, 9:35 pm

your guy is repeating what  historian George Kennan said in the late 1940s.
Kennan coined the concept of "containment" while working in  the Truman administration, and it formed the basis for the Truman doctrine.
Kennan was one of those responsible for laying down the cold war tripwires which kept the peace.
Kennan's ideas were laid out in the journal Foreign Affairs (July 1947, vol. 25, no. 4, using the pen-name X) and his thesis was that the USSR "may well contain deficiencies which will eventually weaken its own total potential. This would of itself warrant the United States entering with reasonable confidence upon a policy of firm containment..."
Kennan predicted that, if the United States firmly resisted Soviet expansion, the internal weaknesses of communism would eventually lead to "either the break-up or the gradual mellowing of Soviet power"

Where Reagan comes in is in part because he believed the evil empire could be defeated.
Previous administrations (from Truman through to Carter) had assumed that the USSR would be around for the foreseeable future, and pursued containment to keep the USSR in check while trying to avoid nuclear war. Those prior presidents did ; it did not seek to force the dissolution of the Soviet empire.
Ronald Reagan did, and succeeded.
 
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May 21st, 2018, 8:27 pm

lenin's pope continues to shred catholic theoology
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