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    American exceptionalism is just a concept, either you buy it or you don't. Exceptional in many ways as most European/American nations are. Exceptionally white. The 'others' buy into another form of exceptionalism. Cultural and moral exceptionalism, the liberal common folk that is.

    Capitalism began as sales and trade and was considered a 'moderately' honorable pursuit. The balance swanged in the nations that had the resources to squander and then hoard by the most exceptional, exceptionally f*cked up. Ownership and wealth then became King and its moral underpinnings conversely became morally bereft and completely lacking ethical fiber.

    Capitalism is only fucked up, not broken. For the last century, society has been staring the solution in the face. The guillotine for the Kings and a few potatoes for the rank-and-file.
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    Quote Originally posted by Fred Steeves View Post
    Is Western media really just reporting the objective nuts and bolts of this war? All the reports just happen to favor its latest interest and investment nation, because that's the way it really is and nothing else?
    You have numerous choices though, Fred...

    RT, Pretty Girl, Born on the Fourth of July dude, and numerous right-wing douchebags on the web. From a helicopter view, it is totally balanced.
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    Quote Originally posted by Fred Steeves View Post
    Is Western media really just reporting the objective nuts and bolts of this war? All the reports just happen to favor its latest interest and investment nation, because that's the way it really is and nothing else?
    Quote Originally posted by Chuckie View Post
    You have numerous choices though, Fred...

    RT, Pretty Girl, Born on the Fourth of July dude, and numerous right-wing douchebags on the web. From a helicopter view, it is totally balanced.
    Well, yeah, I guess you could call that balance. But I'm not interested in alt right douchebags counterbalancing the Pentagon mouth pieces.

    How about just what's really going on minus the agendas?
    The unexamined life is not worth living.

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    Quote Originally posted by Fred Steeves View Post
    Is Western media really just reporting the objective nuts and bolts of this war? All the reports just happen to favor its latest interest and investment nation, because that's the way it really is and nothing else?
    Over here in Belgium, the media are doing what they do best, which is selling drama with a pro-western and anti-intellectual slant.
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    Quote Originally posted by Aragorn View Post
    Over here in Belgium, the media are doing what they do best, which is selling drama with a pro-western and anti-intellectual slant.
    Probably doing that here too, but I don't give one atom of attention to the lamestream media sharmouta
    Ní siocháin go saoirse

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    Quote Originally posted by Fred Steeves View Post
    Is Western media really just reporting the objective nuts and bolts of this war? All the reports just happen to favor its latest interest and investment nation, because that's the way it really is and nothing else?
    Quote Originally posted by Aragorn View Post
    Over here in Belgium, the media are doing what they do best, which is selling drama with a pro-western and anti-intellectual slant.
    It reminds me of how the glorious invasions of Iraq and Libya were presented, but opposite. Righteous when we do it, the most heinous act ever when someone else does it, and think no further than that.

    Oh, and not to mention if you have your own ideas about it, there's something terribly wrong with you.
    The unexamined life is not worth living.

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    Ukraine says it’s pushed Russian troops right back to the border near the city of Kharkiv.

    Ukrainian forces have been counter attacking and retaking territory in the north-east of the country in recent days.

    The city of Izyum – known as the Gateway to Donbas – sits above the main body of Ukrainian forces holding back Russia's eastern push.

    Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4EG1WIinBE


    Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3nedJOXB8A

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    Quote Originally posted by Fred Steeves View Post
    Oh, and not to mention if you have your own ideas about it, there's something terribly wrong with you.
    What is this own idea stuff?
    Have a great day today

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    Quote Originally posted by Catsquotl View Post
    What is this own idea stuff?
    You never have your own take on things?

    I know you better than that Eelco.

    You think Western media has a firm objective grip on this thing?
    The unexamined life is not worth living.

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    Quote Originally posted by Fred Steeves View Post
    You never have your own take on things?

    I know you better than that Eelco.

    You think Western media has a firm objective grip on this thing?
    Yes I do have my take on things. And no I don't think the western media has a firm objective grip on this thing.

    At the same time, I do often hear that there's something odd in the way I view the world.
    That said. the victors will write the history and the voices of the odd ones out will eventually get lost in the anals of time.

    I think with age I learn to care less about my take, what it represents and it's intrinsic value.
    Something like that..
    Have a great day today

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    This montage could be a great sales pitch for "Weapons Unlimited":
    The unexamined life is not worth living.

    Socrates

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