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Landrieu is French Toast

Chip. Wrote: Dec 06, 2014 10:00 PM
Sterling2 (English name, right?) I ain't buying. The photo attached to this column is obviously meant to look like a set of clownish looking French people, and somewhat bummed out, at that. Such jokes are inappropriate unless they are made at the expense of an enemy camp, so it would have to be shown that the majority of Americans of French ancestry were not conservative in order to justify it. And considering that many if not most people in the USA who are of French extraction are probably conservative, particularly the group in Louisiana probably most responsible for just voting out Landrieu, this appears to be just another idiot Republican gaffe. joke is unacceptable, idiotic, worthy only of another friggin idiot Republican. However, if most Americans of French ancestry support Obama, that would be another matter, but I don't believe that to be the case. And if it was, I don't believe it would be proper, because it never has been proper, to break down the political allegiances of Americans of different ethnicity based on where they came from in the Old World. That just isn't done.
Can't you read English? About proof on the electric car, just do as I wrote: Go to youtube, in the search box, type "whop killed the electric car", and watch, and learn. How to replace oil? Just do as Feuler advocates, and not subsidize any energy source. Where oil has the above costs to society, make big oil pay for them, tax the fuel, or send the bill to the users. The only hard part is, as with anything this detailed, is figuring out how much it adds up to, exactly. But it can be done. And then the markets can function as they should.
Mosques in every Western city, funded by petrodollars. And all the huge military and security resources dedicated to keeping a lid on Islamic terrorism and genocide. Smog centers, and costly and energy efficiency reducing catalytic converters and diesel exhaust filtering devices, maintainance heavy internal combustion engines, versus almost maintainance free electric, which is why all the auto manufacturers lobbied, successfully for many years, to destroy the electric car, and literally did so, (see the documentary "Who killed the Electric Car?" on you tube. Documented evidence of lung cancers from diesel particulate emissions and various lung conditions of many kinds, including cancer, due to smog and other gasoline and diesel caused exhaust-related air pollution, especially among populations closer to congested traffic areas. Billions of dollars, annually, in military expenditures to maintain protection for supply lines of oil from the Middle East and elsewhere, such as through the Straights of Hormuz and elsewhere. Ecological disasters on huge scales, such as huge oil spills on a routine basis, on land and on sea. Exxon Valdez, BP and the Gulf of Mexico, the burning oilfields after Desert Storm, for starters. All paid for by you.
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Landrieu is French Toast

Chip. Wrote: Dec 06, 2014 1:55 PM
Exactly. What is Schaper's issue with the French?
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Landrieu is French Toast

Chip. Wrote: Dec 06, 2014 2:17 AM
So Landrieu is a .. French name? Guess it sounds French, and what a surprise, the author of this column has a name that .. doesn't sound French. He's southern Californian. So what gives? Did he order oysters at a French restaurant and get served escargo instead, and not be told till he finished, by his French date?
"Here’s what not to do: subsidize “green” energy such as wind and solar (or any form of energy, for that matter)".... Hm hm. The implication being made without actually being made is that crude oil and it's derivatives are not subsidized. They are vastly subsidized.
Regarding the title of this column, it really needed more support. There is little narrative provided for it, nor are there any details in the link provided, which just contains a hazy photograph in which there is nothing obvious going on. What is the reader supposed to do with this title? Look at the photo in the link provided and just lap up the story and go along with it?
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Thanks, Property Rights!

Chip. Wrote: Nov 26, 2014 3:51 AM
I usually don't agree with Stossel's columns but I do agree with this one. Private property is a basic requirement for a free and a prosperous society. One of these days I'll have to read up on whatever the Libertarian platform of ideas is, to see exactly where, exactly, they differ from the norm.
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Ferguson, Fate & Fatherlessness

Chip. Wrote: Nov 26, 2014 3:24 AM
Family values was the theme presented by Rep. VP Dan Quayle and Rep Gov Pete Wilson in the aftermath of the 1992 Los Angeles riots that occurred in the wake of the Rodney King verdict. (They were referring to what this column is talking about today.) Nothing has changed. Not since the onset of desegregation, which undeniably coincided with the beginning of this incidence of mass fatherlessness in black society, and all it's consequences. It would be plain common sense to discuss effective solutions to this problem, but we are not allowed to go further with this subject, are we? We are just supposed to shrug our heads and say, practice family values or look what happens, and then move on, knowing nothing will change in the next 20-30 years, or ever.
You either overlooked my qualifier that making money requires an adherence to common sense regulation, or you would have us believe that that attracting legions of foreigners into this country for use as cheap labor is intrinsically good, as long as it helps the company make money. Corporations such as Walmart are as much a part of the problem as radical lefties. And those who accept everything they do just because they make money are chumps, some probably writing for peanuts.
Boycott the dump. The protesters are doing the right thing but for the wrong reasons. Yes, acting on a desire to make money on a huge scale, when the enterprise is not regulated properly in a common sense manner, on or off holidays, is indeed intrinsically evil. Walmart gets what it wants and what it pays for--a less qualified workforce that is so inept and low skilled with such a low market value that it has to be imported from abroad. And yes, working there is not a career, but is indeed a stepping stone to somewhere better. (For illegal aliens and H1B visa holders who can barely speak English and no next to nothing about what they are selling but don't know enough English to tell you) to get their foot in the door for US citizenship and as their sought after career, an collector all the perks of our welfare state. All bought and paid for by Walmart customers and their communities. So enjoy your cheap TV this Friday. The bill will come later.
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