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Biped said:
The former is capitalism, the latter socialism. In reality, not Legoland, the former far outperforms the latter, and this is why communism has failed globally, and the most succesful countries, as measured by average individual wealth and freedoms are the capitalist ones with a long history of it.

For the last 40 years you've had South Korea, Taiwan and Singapore on the one hand, PRC and PRVN on the other. EU, USA, Canada, et al. somewhere in the middle. By the common contemporary measures of GDP/GNP, economic growth, inflation, that that sort of thing.

Plain fact, measured by some Polish-sounding chap whose name I forget but will look up later - democracies and dictatorships are no better than each other at stimulating economic growth, and democratisation doesn't go hand-in-hand with development. There's a mystical 'something else' that makes the difference.


Book Reviewer
What happened to the good old days of being felt up by the Geography teacher.

Articles reads, "Hippys" tamper with kids minds to force them to beleive an ineffective, and frankly, unnatural scheme of events is normal and works.

As for Chris Columbus, if it had been the reverse, would the Indians have acted any differently? Who did the Indians originally conquer to own those lands?

"Sach" needs to stop emailing his teacher. Something wierd going on there. If he doesn´t like the military he can leave, can he not?

As for the bit about forceing people in to the Army. They have the freedom NOT to sign up. The advertisments are only the same as any other firms recruitment drive.

A bit like the recent NUT campaign where they said the Army didn´t inform pot recruits of the dangers of joining (in case they HADN´T been watching the news this decade). Yet their own "Those who can... teach" campaign never once hinted at the amount of teachers assaulted in their own classrooms.

Sach needs to wake up and take a look at himself. If he wants to go back to being a preschool teacher, do so. I wonder if the USMC will pay him through college in return for his begrudged service? It is not as if he future was very bright, with an alcy dad and a drugged up mum. What were his "options" a McJob?
This is one bone thread, all those in favour of it hitting the K-Y jelly lubed protoscope straight to the ARRSE Hole say 'aye'.
Twice, thrice "Aye"


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billy.winky said:
sorry i thought it was interesting and had ramifications. seems i'm not wanted on this board.

Bill A

Now what makes you think its just this board you are not wanted on?


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FiveAlpha said:
billy.winky said:
sorry i thought it was interesting and had ramifications. seems i'm not wanted on this board.

Try site.

or even 'entire web'


hmmm interesting response lads. i thought this was the army rumour service, had heard good things and as i am a fellow squaddie of 27 REGIMENT RLC (SERVING) thought i'd check it out. shouldn't have bothered it seems. well done, well done


Bill A
It was a long winded and dull post about an American article about an incident in an American school that you said showed what life was like in Blairs britain! Cant see how myself.

It is the ARmy Rumour ServicE and the duty rumour is that you post some seriously dull shite.


War Hero
err...didn't the Vikings discover America :? :twisted:


105AVRE said:
err...didn't the Vikings discover America :? :twisted:

The Vikings were indeed the first to discover America and they were followed about 450 years later by the Chinese and then Columbus. Of course it could be argued that the first people to actually discover America were the Native American Indians.

However, this is all digressing slightly from what is a thoroughly interesting and informative thread.



War Hero
this is more interesting...

SOCIALISM : You have 2 cows, and you give one to your neighbour.

COMMUNISM: You have 2 cows. The State takes both and gives you some milk.

FASCISM: You have 2 cows. The State takes both and sells you some milk.

NAZISM: You have 2 cows. The State takes both and shoots you.

BUREAUCRATISM: You have 2 cows. The State takes both, shoots one, milks the other, and then throws the milk away...

TRADITIONAL CAPITALISM: You have two cows. You sell one and buy a bull. Your herd multiplies, and the economy grows. You sell them and retire on the income.

SURREALISM: You have two giraffes. The government requires you to take harmonica lessons.

AN AMERICAN CORPORATION: You have two cows. You sell one, and force the other to produce the milk of four cows. Later, you hire a consultant to analyse why the cow has dropped dead.

ENRON VENTURE CAPITALISM: You have two cows. You sell three of them to your publicly listed company, using letters of credit opened by your brother-in-law at the bank, then execute a debt/equity swap with an associated general offer so that you get all four cows back, with a tax exemption for five cows. The milk rights of the six cows are transferred via an intermediary to a Cayman Island Company secretly owned by the majority shareholder who sells the rights to all seven cows back to your listed company. The annual report says the company owns eight cows, with an option on one more. Sell one cow to buy a new president of the United States , leaving you with nine cows. No balance sheet provided with the release. The public buys your bull.

A FRENCH CORPORATION: You have two cows. You go on strike, organise a riot, and block the roads, because you want three cows.

A J APANESE CORPORATION: You have two cows. You redesign them so they are one-tenth the size of an ordinary cow and produce twenty times the milk. You then create a clever cow cartoon image called 'Cowkimon' and market it worldwide.

A GERMAN CORPORATION: You have two cows. You re-engineer them so they live for 100 years, eat once a month, and milk themselves.

A TURKISH CORPORATION: You have two cows, but you don't know where they are. You decide to have lunch.

A RUSSIAN CORPORATION: You have two cows. You count them and learn you have five cows. You count them again and learn you have 42 cows. You count them again and learn you have 2 cows. You stop counting cows because your sobering up and open another bottle of vodka.

A SWISS CORPORATION: You have 5,000 cows. None of them belong to you. You charge the owners for storing them.

A CHINA CORPORATION: You have two cows. You have 300 people milking them. You claim that you have full employment, and high bovine productivity, and arrest the newsman who reported the real situation.

AN INDIAN CORPORATION: You have two cows. You worship them.

A BRITISH CORPORATION: You have two cows. Both are mad.

IRAQI CORPORATION: Everyone thinks you have lots of cows. You tell them that you have none.
No-one believes you, so they bomb the **** out of you and invade your country.
You still have no cows, but at least now you are part of a Democracy....

AUSTRALIAN CORPORATION: You have two cows. Business seems pretty good. You close the office and go for a few beers.

WELSH CORPORATION: You have two cows. The one on the left looks very attractive.

billy.winky said:
i can only asumme that none of you have kids or this kind of commie toying with there FUTURES would shock you. i'll try and dig out some more from the same source. might clarify things for you

Bill A

I'd much prefer if you fed your hands into some unguarded machinery to prevent you ever typing again you tedious c unt.

I'll be sending you an invoice for £5000.000 for wasting 5 minutes of my precious time.