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Revolution has already arrived. By Gwynne Dyer

Fake elections in Egypt, Burma and Belarus. A massive earthquake in Haiti, devastating floods in Pakistan, and a volcano in Iceland that killed nobody but inconvenienced millions.

Something verging on civil war in Thailand, a reviving civil war in Ivory Coast, and a real civil war in Afghanistan (with lots of foreign help).

As these things go, not a bad year at all.

There are 192 countries in the world, or 202 countries, whatever the number is this week. There are almost seven billion people. All those countries and all those people will unfailingly supply enough bad news to hold the ads apart all year, every year. It doesn't mean that the planet is really going to hell. The media will always search out what bad news there is and highlight it.

A broader view of events would report that not one country in the world was invaded in the past year. Not a single one out of 192, or

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  • Gwynne Dyer is outstanding. I read many of his writings.

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  • Hahaha. Zar, I read many of your posts. You would do well where I live now in Montreal and find many free thinking peoples. As well, Canada still has an economy. LOL.

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  • Great article though. I still think China's economy is too heavily reliant on ours and when ours bites it, so will theirs. Ita also highly likely they're cooking their books financially. Brazil will need to get it's power grid online but I don't see that happening any time soon. Russia seems to be getting it's act together but my money is on India. And I sincerely hope that when they become a superpower they turn the entire country of Pakistan into a glowing lake. We got 1 (japan). Seems the nex More..

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  • Another thing about China- It will be interesting to see what happens to Chinese society given the enormous difference in the number of males and females resulting from the one child policy. A homo super power? The religious right's worst nightmare!
    Either way, I'm sure the war that sets this ballrolling is gonna be a fun one. 5th gen fighters, widespread use of body armor and assault rifles, heavily evolved special operations tactics, cyber warfare and EMPs to name a few joys of modern com More..

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    • China has lifted that ban I believe.

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    • Not really.
      The one child policy is still on but they've introduced exceptions that amounts to allowing rich people to have a second child.



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    • Maybe they lifted the ban for government officials so they are able to keep 2 or 3 concubines.

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    • Last report I heard, (not facts) was they were running out of labor. They are raising wages and can't find enough people to work for peanuts.

      You could be right about the rich, don't know, the info I heard was more on entry level labor.

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    • contrary to popular belief, the chinese government has been very active on stamping out aborting female fetuses. it is now an extremely serious offence for couples who do this and doctors who are caught face large penalties, loss of jobs and jailtime for it. in cities the ratio has now returned to 1:1 (or even more as girls are now seen as more hardworking) although in some rural areas this problem does persist.

      unlike india, where traditionally the brides family must pay for the extravagant we More..

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  • The first two paragraphs say it all!

    And the herd, trembles and shakes and throws ashes.

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  • Don't forget that I stubbed my toe this morning! OUCH!

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  • launch the nukes already

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