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26 November 2015
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You might be surprised at who the first and longest lasting United States' treaty is with...........

The reason for it might come as a shock to those who think today's current terrorist threat is all down to US foreign policy.  

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Ron Nasty said
I find the beginning of the Second World War a fascinating contrast of both sides of the slides to war, drastically different.

It is an interesting thing to look at the Nazi and European Allies to war, considering had both sides had wanted to avoid war, what would be the terms, and what would be the cost. The Germans were led to war with propaganda, liars and demonisation of a people as evil, which led to one of the most horrific groups of genocide in history. We saw the coming storm but kept trying to put off.

Nevertheless, it came. It was an unavoidable clash of ideologies. All those chances to throw the handbrake avoided in the hope the brakes would work when applied. And they didn't. We waited until the last moment to say stop, while they had been rearming, indoctrinating their people with a creed and an enemy, while England and France, both knowing war was increasingly unavoidable. But there were increasingly desperate attempts to prolong the farce of "Peace in Our Time". And we weren't ready for it. Even with all the months of the phony war, we still weren't really ready for the onslaught because of all the disarming after WWI.

There is an argument that, had it been faced earlier, millions might have been saved.

Another moment that changes the course, and is where Hitler makes the mistake. He declares war unilaterally on America the day after Roosevelt has declared war on Japan following Pearl Harbor. Technically his treaty with Japan says he will, but look at what his treaty with Russia, and how quick that turned to toilet paper.

But Hitler stood by his treaties with the Japanese, and declared war on America in the wake of America declaring war on Japan. Mutual support. Mutual destruction. Hitler had missed the obvious, him declaring war on the Americans, allowed Roosevelt to say, "Europe First!"

You follow these things though, it's all just mistakes and arrogance

I'm not saying it's one side of the argument or the other that's right. We just keep rolling the dice. Do we ever get it truly right or truly wrong? Examine the stories of ideologies clashing.

My only point is sometimes a wrong is right and a right is wrong. It is a confusing worlds. Decades written in seconds. The butterfly's wing to the hurricane.

You end up with the question, do I react too early or too late?

And, in the end, you squint toward, "Yes, is the answer!" and a-hard-days-night-paul-5 know that for sure.

In the end, the dice roll, and we cover our nuts!!! a-hard-days-night-george-10

[Don't where where that came from, or if it makes any sense, but there were some almost moments... I thought... when I almost said it right! a-hard-days-night-paul-10]

'Man you should have seen them kicking Nevill Chamberlain'

His policy of appeasement we must remember was very popular in Britain........Didn't work though, as Churchill said after a vote in Parliament.....'You have voted for peace but you will get war'........But appeasement didn't completely fail.....It bought us time. 

Chamberlain, as Exchequer before he became PM knew we were on our knees financially with commitments all over the world and that if any war broke out in any one of them it would likely spread to the others and we couldn't protect our country and our commitments. He raised the spending on the RAF from about 15 million in 1933 to over 100 million a few years later. Had he not done this even Churchill would have been buggared.....

Chamberlain tried through treaties to lessen the number of potential enemies and through an armed build up to deter and if necessary fight a war if it came. His mistake was an easy one to make........ when you retreat........When do you stand and fight back?

When you set a red line and someone crosses it with impunity ........(Like Assad), does that make the world stronger or weaker?

History will decide.

I love Churchill and was glad he came along...He richly deserves his place in History (though Obama may disagree) but I think History has been a little harsh on Chamberlain and he is due a little more credit than he's gotten.

 

As for wishes? Most of us wish for peace and love.........But not everyone.

 

Paris was a wake up call.......My wish is that we don't go back to sleep.

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Annadog40 said
I wish I was omnipotent.

Still wishing.

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Annadog40 said

Annadog40 said
I wish I was omnipotent.

Still wishing.

 I can't see you as anything but a cartoon John a-hard-days-night-john-3( I hope that's John) wishing to be omnipotent! (All in good fun of course) a-hard-days-night-george-10
 

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That's alright. Some people thought I was a boy because they noticed cartoon John more than my username.

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Starr Shine? said
Annadog40 said

I wish I was omnipotent.

Still wishing.  

Yep same here.

I don't get why anyone would wish for anything different since this gets you everything.

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What this hobo says.

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Necko said
What this hobo says.

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You can have mine. You start next Sunday at 9am, PM me for further details. Please note that I will take 25% of your wages.

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris) 

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^ See that's why omnipotence is the only wish you should ever make.

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I wish I knew what I wanted to do in life. I need answers.

Solutions that never lay down before you, the answers are all around.

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris) 

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meanmistermustard said

You can have mine. You start next Sunday at 9am, PM me for further details. Please note that I will take 25% of your wages.  

Alright. Let's see...

 

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Alright. Let's see...

 

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You're best to fly to Glasgow, means less travelling after you arrive.

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I don't know. I really enjoyed the train ride between Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Besides there are no direct flights from Chicago to Glasgow. Might as well avoid a connecting flight at Heathrow.

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Silly Girl said
I wish I wish I wish I wish I wish I could meet George and tell him how much of an inspiration he is to me... and get him to demonstrate his guitar and ukulele prowess... and tour his gardens... and just have a nice friendly chat. 

Hm. . . since Evangeline wished for George to live at her house, wouldn't that mean you wouldn't be with George when you tour his gardens?

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Silly Girl said
I wish I wish I wish I wish I wish I could meet George and tell him how much of an inspiration he is to me... and get him to demonstrate his guitar and ukulele prowess... and tour his gardens... and just have a nice friendly chat. 

Hm. . . since Evangeline wished for George to live at her house, wouldn't that mean you wouldn't be with George when you tour his gardens?  

What if Evangeline actually lives at Friar Park? a-hard-days-night-paul-11 

Anyway, I'm sure we could work something out. 

It verges from the sublime to the ridiculote

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George could plant a new garden at Evangeline's house.

What if Evangeline actually lives at Friar Park?

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Starr Shine? said

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Annadog40 said

I wish I was omnipotent.

Still wishing.  

Yep same here.

I don't get why anyone would wish for anything different since this gets you everything.  

But I thought you were omnipotent, 04godannA ?????? ahdn_paul_01

I wish I were a lot older and probably a grandma or maybe even a great-grandma to a lot of cute babies and that I were the babysitter. 

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I wish John Lennon never got shot.

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What would happen if all the wishes came true?

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I wish John Lennon never got shot.  

Well if it wasn't John then who would it have been? Saving one person could destroy the lives of multiple others. 

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