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« Reply #240 on: October 23, 2007, 02:56:17 pm »
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Hi I'm new. This is really an aside, but Burma has the longest-running insurgency in the world among its ethnic minorities--- so while its majority recently took to the streets (it hadn't for quite a while)--- there has been plenty of bloody opposition to the total lack freedom of which you speak.


And?
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« Reply #241 on: October 23, 2007, 03:52:39 pm »
It's inaccurate to say that they did nothing until oil prices were raised.
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« Reply #242 on: October 23, 2007, 03:56:20 pm »
Fair enough.  I was speaking in broad strokes when I made my point, which still stands.  The majority of the population did nothing and those who were actively working against the dictatorship did a whole lot less until the question of oil prices arrived.

I'm not trying to discount the incredibly difficult struggle of Aung Sn Suu Kyi, just pointing out what really tends to push a people into action.  I find it depressing.
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« Reply #243 on: October 23, 2007, 04:06:51 pm »
Agreed, many causes of conflict boil down to economics, even if they on the surface appear to be something else. However, the ethnic minority insurgents in Burma really did no more or no less than usual in opposing the government due to oil prices rising. Anyway, I agree with your point. I find it depressing as well.
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« Reply #244 on: October 23, 2007, 04:12:08 pm »
Canadians are god's people.
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« Reply #245 on: October 23, 2007, 04:17:02 pm »
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Canadians are god's people.


[let's see if we can't find another spot on the post-invasion exemption list for this guy.  His attitude demonstrates potential, eh?]
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« Reply #246 on: October 23, 2007, 04:30:45 pm »
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Canadians are god's people.


Small "g".

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« Reply #247 on: October 23, 2007, 04:35:00 pm »
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[let's see if we can't find another spot on the post-invasion exemption list for this guy.  His attitude demonstrates potential, eh?]


I've been drunk all over Ontario and at least once in your own fair province.
You are posting in a troll thread.

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« Reply #248 on: October 23, 2007, 04:37:18 pm »
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I've been drunk all over Ontario and at least once in your own fair province.


Excellent work.  I've been drunk in at least 7 states.  Speaking relatively, I need to catch up (you've been drunk in 20% of the provinces, whereas I've only been drunk in about 14% of the states).  We need more of these kind of cultural exchanges.
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« Reply #249 on: October 23, 2007, 08:13:54 pm »
I've been drunk in four provinces and a territory!
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