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John81

Member Since 27 Sep 2005
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In Topic: Can we count to 50 before a Mod posts?

Yesterday, 09:31 PM

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In Topic: Prayer Request For The Salvation Of My Father.

Yesterday, 09:27 PM

Thank you all for your prayers. My father now is in the hospital ward, thank God. Some of the medicines were shouldered by our public insurance but some are not available at the hospital and have to be purchased outside :(. Really out of budget here. He is battling pneumonia and diabetes right now. He is chilling and sweating a lot last night and this morning, I wonder if this is normal for a person with pneumonia. Hope someone can share information.

 

Please continue praying...

 

Thank you all.

Bacterial pneumonia

 

Symptoms may include:

  • Cough, often producing mucus, also called sputum, from the lungs. Mucus may be rusty or green or tinged with blood.
  • Fever, which may be less common in older adults.
  • Shaking, "teeth-chattering" chills.
  • Fast, often shallow, breathing and the feeling of being short of breath.
  • Chest wall pain that is often made worse by coughing or breathing in.
  • Fast heartbeat.
  • Feeling very tired or weak.
  • Nausea and vomiting.
  • Diarrhea.

 

Still praying...

In Topic: random fact game

Yesterday, 09:17 PM

Bees can sense moisture changes in the air, which allows them to make it back to their hives before it rains.

In Topic: A Prayer For Our Relationship

Yesterday, 08:45 PM

Praying...

In Topic: Paul Craig Roberts Interview

Yesterday, 08:44 PM

My memory of the history, is that the US supported a brutal right wing dictatorship, then tired of it and supported ab apparent "Freedom Fighter" Castro.  When Castro did not turn out as they expected., they turned against him.. Probably a wise choice as Castro invited the USSR in and the missile crisis occurred.  Whether he invited the USSR because of US sanctions, I cannot say.When the USSR folded the US had no further excuse to keep sanctions on Cuba.  The internal politics of Cuba is no business of the USA.  She has supported vicious right wing dictatorships throughout the world for years.

 

Sanctions don't work.  They impoverish the normal people but don't affect the rulers too much, it turns most of the people against the US and makes them support thr Govt.   

That was standard Cold War practice. Whatever national leader was willing, or could be bribed by US dollars, to at least somewhat be on America's side was supported, even if they were tyrants and even if they treated their citizens terribly. At the same time, any national leader which refused to side with America was subject to various means of attempted coercion or punishment.

 

Unfortunately, American leaders got used to trying to dictate how nations should conduct themselves, what governments they should have, who their leaders should be and who they should choose as allies in accord with what American leaders deem best.

 

President Bush II's attempts to build democracies in the Middle East that would spread to other Middle Eastern nations and make the Middle East a stable American ally has been a dismal failure. President Obama's support of the "Arab Spring" and various uprisings in the Middle East with the belief such would lead to democratic governments where everyone would be treated equal and the Middle East peace would become the norm and the Middle East would be a friend of America has likewise been a dismal failure.

 

While traditional American conservatives used to hold to the Founding principle of avoiding entangling alliances, staying out of nations internal affairs, not getting involved in disputes between nations, all while trying to maintain civil dealings and commerce with all possible, today's so-called American conservatives (who are mostly neo-cons) tend to be warhawks bent upon forcing nations to conform to their desired ideology.

 

It's sad that America left her moorings long ago and thus far refuses to return.

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