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    Re: USA, will they stop being the world's top dog?

    America does not have the best technologically, we the have the best militarily, there is a difference. And there is no one attribute that decides whether a country is a power or not. It has to have a strong, stable government, a steady economy, a formidiable military, a good hold on natural resources; and I mean those are just the bare minimum. It takes a lot more than just technology to be a power. You need the people who know how to use it, how to make it, applications for those technologies, technology is worthless if it's not being used.

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    Re: USA, will they stop being the world's top dog?

    well...

    whether or not America remains a world power is yet to be decided, however, it seems that no matter what the opinion of America is, we're always the center of attention for some reason.

    We're started out as a bit of a prodigy, gaining independence and such, growing at an alarming rate... but we're kinda fizzling out right now... we're not young enough to be amazing, but we're not old enough to have a firm place in the ways of the world...

    leadership isn't really what we need anymore... money has always controlled how America gets things done. so what really needs to change is the people who spend all that money...

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    Re: USA, will they stop being the world's top dog?

    We will lose the top spot that's for sure. Whether we stay in the upper echelon of things in decades to come will be decided on how we work with other countries. If we continue to have the attitude Scourge mentioned (the we still got big ass bombs we can use on you if we don't like you) we are in deep trouble. Not to mention that there's always the possibility of several countries finally had it with us and pool together.

    Still I believe wars are not longer fought with guns and bombs, but rather in the economic arena.

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    Re: USA, will they stop being the world's top dog?

    Quote Originally Posted by Legend View Post
    Still I believe wars are not longer fought with guns and bombs, but rather in the economic arena.
    I believe the cold war is proof of that. Ronald Ragen was able to grind Russia economy into the ground by being able to build more then they could. He really had no intentions of ever using those weapons unless of cores he really needed to, but over all the point was that we can out build them in not just weapons but also in civil areas as well by still being able to provide for our people which Russia could not. They were unable to provide for their people who were now starving and thus had to put up the white flag. We call this economic war fare as Ragen-nomics.
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    Re: USA, will they stop being the world's top dog?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scourge View Post
    I believe the cold war is proof of that. Ronald Ragen was able to grind Russia economy into the ground by being able to build more then they could. He really had no intentions of ever using those weapons unless of cores he really needed to, but over all the point was that we can out build them in not just weapons but also in civil areas as well by still being able to provide for our people which Russia could not. They were unable to provide for their people who were now starving and thus had to put up the white flag. We call this economic war fare as Ragen-nomics.
    What about our space programs?? would it be wise to invest in it again?? Seems like we haven't done much (or any country for that matter)...

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    Re: USA, will they stop being the world's top dog?

    but also look to the war with Iraq right now how much is that costing the US per week!!! now if ya think hey mybe if not trying ta find the weapons that are not there and spending around 100 or 10k per misle shot mybe trying and create a better army or economy the way the US is going with the war right now is shameful there is being to much money being spent on it and to manny people not only US people being killed becuase of it. And it also looks to the maqqny ppl do not want to join the military becuase of the war ya know =/... and ta drive the point again the US can mybe stand a little more of this for the time being but if all the war and polution problems keep pileing up then ya know who will be in loseing side of things...

    mybe try and help the world and no so much going into space or stuff like that... not saying that space in not inportant or anythin but look around u the world is in a mess and we need ta fix it...
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    Re: USA, will they stop being the world's top dog?

    Quote Originally Posted by Legend View Post
    What about our space programs?? would it be wise to invest in it again?? Seems like we haven't done much (or any country for that matter)...
    Now a days the only satalight people want up in space is for their HD TV Sat. We have only a few actual scientific Sats up there strolling through space, each of which is not cheap which is a given, how ever people would rather spend their money on watching their damn sopes and porn then learning about the Universe. Every time NASA or some other space program launches a scientific Sat into space people get all pissed off and talk about how their money is being waisted and yet they are perfectly happy spending five times as much just to having a TV Sat bradcasting crappy infomershals... How sad.

    Quote Originally Posted by basilisk888 View Post
    but also look to the war with Iraq right now how much is that costing the US per week!!! now if ya think hey mybe if not trying ta find the weapons that are not there and spending around 100 or 10k per misle shot mybe trying and create a better army or economy the way the US is going with the war right now is shameful there is being to much money being spent on it and to manny people not only US people being killed becuase of it. And it also looks to the maqqny ppl do not want to join the military becuase of the war ya know =/... and ta drive the point again the US can mybe stand a little more of this for the time being but if all the war and polution problems keep pileing up then ya know who will be in loseing side of things...

    mybe try and help the world and no so much going into space or stuff like that... not saying that space in not inportant or anythin but look around u the world is in a mess and we need ta fix it...
    To creat a good army cost money which the US has been doing for a long time. Let me ask you this and please dont get offended, but would you rather spend say 1mil for a missile that will hit its target dead on 95% of the time, or spend 500ths for a POS weapon that will hit it's target only 50% of the time and when it misses it strikes inocint people instead. Our weapons are very accurate which means we dont have to squander our money in carpet bombing like in WWII. We spend a lot of money on our forces and continue to do so so we dont have crap weapons.
    True the cause of getting into Iraq about bio weapons that were not there was brought braught about by bad intell from not just our people but up to 6 to 7 other nations as well. Now we know we made a mistake but we got our selves into something and we cannot puss out of it now because we have to take responsibility. Also I mite add our military are actually doing a very good job compared to other situations such as this and are in fact winning. (If you can see that and agree with me on this or not I really don't care)
    Also, I have not heard anything about people being drafted against their will but are in fact joining by their own chouce so I don't know where you got that from.
    Also, people die in wars, its a sad fact and I dont like it any more then the next guy but thats the way it goes. I have a ritorical question for you and others who see your side, just something to think about for a few seconds... What if the US pussed out after the D-Day invasion? The war would have raged even longer, more people would have died. But back to this day and age, we are fighting people who kill their own if they even think, speak, or dress, or have a different opinion then their group does. Pluss the terrorist have been wanting to kill ALL western nations already any way and would never think twice in killing your entire family, even infints. If we leave, the middle east would be a hell of a lot worse and we wouldnt be taking responsibility.

    People in this country and other nations have goten to acustom to a cushy life style, and when something comes along and rattles their little world they get all pissed because they want to go back and put their heads in the sand as soon as possible. The truth is people in this country no nothing of war, economics, and polotics, and yet when something happens to their little paradice they believe that they know whats best in a way that they think will make them look good. Now there are many with good intensions, how ever, good intension are rarly practical in the real world nore do they function very well either.
    I have had many family members serv Gov. military posisions as engineers, service men and women, soldiers and pilots and I draw from their wisdom and those around them who know what they are talking about to keep me informed, also I my self happen to be one of them as an engineer. I can honestly say I know what I am talking about when it comes to our military more so then the average person.
    Call me a War-monger if you people wish, I really dont care.

    As for economicly, we the people need to get smart and put in smart people.
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    Re: USA, will they stop being the world's top dog?

    USA was never able to out build Russia in anything that delt with the military. Russia still has more warheads then the USA. They them self have more warheads that are able to blow up the earth 4 times.

    Now for china their technologically for some things they are even or better. The only reason is they take or steal from USA or Russia. Their weapons are combined of both USA and Russia. They have more hackers and better ones then the USA. That is way USA is taking all the find to work for them. China loves to take from others. Right now the have a few off shore oil drills off the cost of the USA drilling into the USA taking our oil. What we should do is take hold of them and us them our self. Yes it might cause a war but they are taking our oil. The next war will only be fought for land and oil. Also their numbers will out do out forces.

    In Iraq the USA and its ally's are winning the news doesn't want to talk about all the good that is going on. Come on get a clue bad news will always sell more than good news. Many towns that never had power or running water now do almost every one doesn't live in fear now. they are able to live how they would like, and do what they wan't to do.


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