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The Westernization of Iraq

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Landon Caeli, Aug 18, 2019.

  1. Landon Caeli

    Landon Caeli What's your stoyle?

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    Thomas Edison invented workable mass electric generation... A whole other ball game, 100 times more complex.

    ...But hey, at least there's a way @Amanaki and @Komori can get power without being a hypocrite. But then, if they hate Western culture as a whole, then they can't even do that. So...
     
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    Also an entirely different point from the invention of the electric generator. One that required that the electric generator exist in order to carry out.
     
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    Landon Caeli What's your stoyle?

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    I'm not the one saying electronic music and motorcycles are evil, because "America". :rolleyes:
     
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    It would also be an example of how European ideas, inventions and culture have shaped this country. I see the proliferation and growth of some very positive ideas from European countries that are being espoused in this one. Cultural exchange can be bad or good. And can drive innovation and growth or lead to the obscurity of the native culture. But these things move back and forth and the old culture can resurface in various ways.

    Here in the US we have been rocked by the proliferation of outdated 19th Century US cultural ideas. The sort of contamination that some fear can take place even within the dominant culture from the past of that culture.
     
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    Good for them!
     
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    Electronic dance music, house music and the like are inherently evil. It's true. No getting around it. Only good old Rock and Roll is going to save the World. Ask Dio and Dee Snider. Well, Dee anyway.
     
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    IMO, it's more likely a case of tasting freedom and deciding it's much better than living under a theocratic dictatorship.
     
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    Landon Caeli What's your stoyle?

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    Yup, I agree. Note how the title of the thread says "Westernization".
     
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    Ronnie James Dio, rest in peace. My favorite vocalist period.
     
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    It is hard to claim that a royal family with a net worth of $1.5 trillion, largely from oil, is being robbed. Now what they are doing with their own people is another issue.
     
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    Landon Caeli What's your stoyle?

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    I happen to like both. :)
    ...As well as others, including Classical Indian, Boroque, etc. This is Merica bruh... we got it all. :cool:

    Electronic chill

    LIVE MUSIC
     
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    One of my favorites too. What a powerful voice.
     
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    What a loss. Can't believe it's been nearly a decade.
     
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    And since it is America, I can choose not to listen to what I do not care for and just crank up some old Deep Purple, Queen, Who, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Motorhead, Judas Priest,...oh crap. They're all British aren't they. I'm contaminated.
     
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    Who are you talking about? 84% of all oil revenue in Saudi Arabia is invested in healthcare, education, housing, clean water, power generation and infrastructure development.
     
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    It only seems like yesterday.

    Thankfully, I can still enjoy the legacy left behind.
     
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    The Saudi Royal family has an estimated net worth of 1.5 trillion dollars, so it is difficult to claim that they are the victims of robbery. That was my point. That and I do not know how much gets to the average Saudi citizen. If you are saying they get a lot, then their leaders are doing better for them, than ours are.
     
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    Landon Caeli What's your stoyle?

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    I have some British blood. I hope I'm not contaminated.

    ...I'm Old English, more Irish than the Irish. ;)
     
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