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Nelson Mandela Dead at 95

Bobzmcishl Wrote: Dec 06, 2013 10:04 AM
Amazing that aparthied survived so long into the 20th Century even with the trevails of Nelson Mandela. His forgiveness of his captors was a great moment in world history. One man really can triumph over evil.
We look to the rest of the world like idiots. No one shuts down the government . It makes us look like a bunch of kidergartners who never learned to play together. China is watching very carefully. They would like nothing better than to replace the U.S. dollar as the worlds reserve currency. Cruze should not be insulting his fellow U.S. Senators and starting a revolt within his own party. Conservatives represent less than 30% of voters, moderates represent over 50% and liberals over 20%. In order to win elections, you need moderate votes and it seems Republican's are going out of their way to push moderates into voting Democratic. Guys like Ted Cruze scare them. He is way too ideological. Another guy who never held a real job.
As John McCain said " a fools errand."
Cruze isn't satisfied with costing the American economy 24 billion and causing American business to start recalibrating their economic outlook for the last quarter of this year and first quarter of next year. As a senior who relies on Social Security and my investments I am not a big fan of putting my assets at risk everytime someone starts an ideological battle that hurts real people. At some point investors around the world are going to start seriously looking at other places to put their money than the United States. That would endanger our status of being the worlds reserve currency. If that were to happen you would be guaranteed to see a skyrocketing rise in interest rates and another serious recession. That helps no one.
Good first step but I don't trust Russia or Syria to actually follow through unless Putin really has come to his senses and understands that fanatical Islamic terrorism is as much a danger to Russia as it is to us. Russia is the only country that can get Assad to do anything since they are major trading partners and Russia provides Syria with all of their weaponry.
As long as the minimum wage does not exceed the rate of inflation than the economy would be positively impacted by an increase in the minimum wage. At the lower rungs, people spend almost all of their income and it increases GDP which benefits everyone. The $ 1.60 minimum wage in 1968, would be equivalent to almost $ 11.00 an hour today. The national minimum wage is insufficient and is a serious drag on our economy.
Yeah if Trayvon was white GZ would still have called the cops and then when told not to follow him did so anyway and then challenged him. I don't think so.
Too bad Trayvon is not around to give his version of events.
Rightfully so. If GZ had no gun, Trayvon Martin would still be alive.
A lot of suppositions there. He was a kid after all who was probably enjoying being out and about in a new neighborhood he had only been to once or twice before.
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