QUOTE (arun @ Apr 7 2006, 10:00 AM)
i think i wont call you Barney anymore, even though it is such a cool nick.
as much as i hate VNCHs, i dont want to cause anyones blood vessel to pop, so i will leave all your anti-something topics alone. however, here is my observation: an anti-something topic from a foreigner is only successful if pro-Viet Nam people like myself get dragged into it. it is a lot like pouring fuel into a fire. lets face it: there is only so much agreement that you can repeat among your foreigner circle and it gets boring real quick.
lastly, i like to explain myself for the first and last time: i dont discuss with you, Barney, because i base my discussion on hard numbers, statistics, studies etc. (occupational habits) while you like to discuss it based on faith, past experience of a VNCH, and your personal observations, and YES, information you take from Communist source (ironic).
thats all, Barney. from now on, i will stay away from your anti-* topics.
My country, your country and now, I'm a foreigner?! Thanks for a good laugh, seriously!
This is a public forum and you're free to participate in any thread you want as long as you "behave" yourself. see forum guideline.
You're right, most of my threads are anti-topics. Do you know what are those? usually they are anti-corruptions, anti-poverty, anti-injustice, anti-crimes etc.... and if that make me anti-VC by your conclusion then be it.
What that says about you and the rest of the VC supporters?
Here's an easy math equation since you like to play with number:
For example, if I'm anti-corruption then I'm anti-VC and if you Pro-VC then does that make you Pro-Corruption? We haven't heard a voice from you guys on this subject. all I see is trolling from you. I hope thats not true but that what I'm getting from you guys. Vietnam is a DEVELOPING country and these all the things that need to be more developed and we are here to talk about them. Whoever's in power get the blame and is not VNCH. Corruptions, injustice, lack of democracy and freedom are hurting Vietnam and the people so its crucial to talk about them. You get my point, Indian?
You say your discussions are based on "hard numbers, statistics, studies etc."? where? I haven't seen it yet. Here's hard facts for you:
1. Still one of the poorest: rank 108/152, just little bit better than some of the African countries
2. One of the corrupted: rank 94/143
3. Lack of democracy: rank 138/143
4. Lack of freedom of press: rank 135/143
5. Lack of economic freedom: rank 137/161
6. Political Rights: score 7/7 Lower scores are preferable.
7. Civil Liberties: score 6/7 Lower scores are preferable.
8. Human Development: rank 112/177
9. Growth Competitiveness: rank 77/104
Hey, if VNCH or Aliens is in power, I'd do the same thing. You should too if you care.
QUOTE (landsknechts @ Apr 6 2006, 11:57 PM)
What is this? I can't really tell
I thought I saw Jane Hanoi in the clip. Is it? I also notice VCs used women alot in their propagandas. You guys think so too?