Don't blame me, I voted for the other guy. (Politics General)

CaptainXtra

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America is an imperial entity, just not in the traditional sense we often think of when referring to empires.

It isn't annexing/invading other nations every other month but it sure as hell dominates the global scene with the almighty dollar and military bases galore.
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Are we going to pretend Missouri and Kansas aren't just as backwards as the south?

Hell, other than Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is deep red.
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The Biden admin returned the unused 2 billion dollars in Pentagon funding back to the military today, a year and a half after Trump siphoned it off to build his vanity wall.

I'd of rather that 2 billion go to roads and bridges, but anything is better than that dumb wall.
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None of it absolves the previous US administration which knew about it since last February and kept silent for nearly 3 months and then downplayed and mismanaged it for more.
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If so why in the actual jigoku would Apple tell me in the e-mail about Vox's article saying Chrissy Teigen's Fall from Grace?


Because clicks for ad revenue.

Literally unimportant. Rarely does anything matter that happens with celebrities.
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That would be decided in the secession treaty, if they could get one passed. Which is rather unlikely.

That last one's true: IIRC, for a state to secede, the 49 others have to be in unanimous agreement to allow it.
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Biden is attempting to spearhead a return of America's soft power, which lagged under Obama and fully atrophied under Trump.

As someone who is a big fan of soft power, I'm hesitantly optimistic.

You don't win over developing nations by wooing dictators and calling their countries shitholes. You do it the way China has been, with money. The West hasn't had an answer to China's Belt and Road initiative, which has already seen the communist party make massive inroads in Africa and south Asia. Meanwhile, under Tin Pot Twitter, America lost much of its soft power and rep across the world, increasing China's influence further as they moved to fill the vacuum.



Biden is currently working with the G7 to create the train wreck of alliteration "Build Back Better World Initiative" which I really hope works better than its name does. Its aim is to provide alternative sources of funding to developing nations aside from China, and to focus on more sustainable technologies for those nations such as solar, wind, and wave.

If it works, it will theoretically be the largest green technology movement in history.
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@Zincy
Biden is currently working with the G7 to create the train wreck of alliteration "Build Back Better World Initiative" which I really hope works better than its name does.
I don't think the name's all that bad, although I feel there could be potential problems when people start doing acronym searches. Especially if they forget the "Initiative" part.
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Maybe it's just me, but it seems like using the same name for a domestic policy initiative and a foreign policy initiative is asking for trouble. Those two spheres are separated for a reason.

I like the idea, though. Taking Infrastructure Week global. Just not sure how much success Biden will have when things in this country are so… you know. Hopefully the rest of the G7 can scrounge up some loose change.
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