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Post time 2007-11-24 07:42:09 |Display all floors
think 'bout it b4 you answer (past & present policies) & take your stand...thank you in advance for your time!
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Post time 2007-11-24 11:26:00 |Display all floors

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Not that much different.

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Post time 2007-11-24 12:15:03 |Display all floors

Much Fewer Wars and the Massive Suffering Caused By War

No Agent Orange.  No cluster bomblets blowing off the limbs of hapless children.  No depleted uranium causing cancer in the war ravished lands for centuries to come.

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Post time 2007-11-24 12:18:15 |Display all floors

Don't Know If That's Good Or Bad

Don't have spendthrifts spending money that they don't have either.  So global demand for consumer goods would be lower by a bit.  

But we are talking about getting rid of a block of demand for oil - currently at 1,400 percent per capita compared to China.  That has to be good for global warming, no?  So on average the world would spend a little more responsibly, and would waste less energy.

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Post time 2007-11-25 07:51:35 |Display all floors
Too many historical variations possible to evaluate. A more powerful Britian during the 18th century? Japan's self imposed isolation left intact? Spain still in SE. Asia? Etc.

Each variation in turn would lead to entirely different timeline branches; some better and some worse.

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Post time 2007-11-25 08:54:14 |Display all floors

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Tongluren You are right! Everyone in Europe would be speaking German and everyone in China would be speaking Japanese. Dammm you're smart.

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Post time 2007-11-25 09:47:38 |Display all floors

REDRUM

Whatever goodwill left over from WW II has long since dissipated.  Today's America is like the Jack Nicholson character in The Shining, with murder in heart and suffers from a really warped sense of reality. Worse yet, this one is armed to the teeth and kills a lot more than one at a time.

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