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Author: brucedoe Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 124962  
Subject: Re: Do I need to file state return? Date: 4/25/2005 10:24 PM
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When we were charging up to enter the Viet Nam War (I trust that everyone knows approximately where that is), we were told there would be a domino effect if we didn't do something to stop North Viet Nam from taking over South Viet Nam. The domino effect was that Cambodia (next door west to the south) and Laos (next door west to the north) would fall to Communism followed by Thieland followed by the Big Kahuna Indonesia. If you believe this, then our Viet Nam experience may have been a success because only poor Laos is Communist, but our troops apparently don't believe it as they fester over the Viet Nam adventure down to today although it has been over for 30 years, we are now friends with Viet Nam (which remains Communist), and even have an Ambassador there (Our first Ambassador had even been a prisoner there). They are happy to receive our tourists, even previous prisioners of war.

Poor Laos is Communist, but it is one of the poorest countries in the world with few prospects of success even if it wasn't Communist. Cambodia is better off because of tourism related to Bangor Wat ruins.

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