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News Philippines about to tank

  1. Jul 11, 2005 #1
    Has anyone noticed anything about the Philippines as a nation about to split into about three different countries:

    http://www.sunstar.com.ph/static/dav/2005/07/12/news/mindanao.leaders.meet.in.davao.city.tuesday.html [Broken]


    The meeting should be under way about now.
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  3. Jul 11, 2005 #2


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    Nah, we can't be bothered with it unless there is oil, or nukes, or need for a military base, or... :rolleyes:

    After supporting a corrupt dictator (Marcos) for 20 some years, the U.S. finally left him to fall, and the country with him. Look what years of foreign meddling and religious conflict can do for a country.
  4. Jul 11, 2005 #3
    I thought my apathometer had just gone off the scale.

    America does understand that if Mindanao goes, it will be a new Moslem nation?
  5. Jul 11, 2005 #4
    Wow! It took only one reply to have this blamed on the US.

    How long will it be before Bush gets blamed for water being so damn wet these days??
  6. Jul 11, 2005 #5
    Bad analogy.

    We say water IS wet.

    The party faithful in the USA say a) water isn't wet and b) if it is, we made it so and if it wasn't supposed to be and you don't believe us c) you're against us.
  7. Jul 12, 2005 #6


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    But he is !

    If not for his pathetic environmental (non)policy, green-house emissions would be much lower. But thanks to Bush, the polar ice caps are melting in a hurry, thus making sea-water less salty and hence, more wet. QED
  8. Jul 12, 2005 #7
    I don't see a problem with another Muslim nation, people can believe in what ever God they choose.
  9. Jul 12, 2005 #8
    I give up. Bush is responsible for making water wet. I'll be registering Democrat tomorrow. Maybe we could start a campaign for his negligence in allowing a measly 24 hour day? Let's have him make the planet rotate more slowly, damn it!!!!
  10. Jul 12, 2005 #9

    So how many million more do we have to convince?
  11. Jul 12, 2005 #10
    As usual the point is missed. It is not about being Republican or Democrat. It is about Bush being the worst president in our history, and many who surround him in his regime are just as disgusting. Just please vote for decent candidates in 2006 and 2008. Heck, I would even be elated to have a McCain or Giuliani. At least they have real qualifications for the job. In the meantime, if you want to defend Bush, please tell us what he has done that has been so wonderful.
  12. Jul 12, 2005 #11


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    Apathy? No, just that this is neither interesting nor relevant to anything outside the Phillippines. The words extremely remote and that means that the writer of the story (and the thread) wasted his time.
  13. Jul 12, 2005 #12
    Yes thats true. The philipines is not gonna break up anytime soon. However it is still quite politically instable.
  14. Jul 12, 2005 #13

    This is the first time in the history of the country that the people in power have met to discuss such an option.

    This has always been the demand of the rebels with these people maintaining that they would always remain loyal.
  15. Jul 12, 2005 #14
    The continuing saga:

    http://www.sunstar.com.ph/static/dav/2005/07/13/news/rallies.mark.mindanao.leaders.summit.html [Broken]
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