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Tuition Pays for This

Corbett_ Wrote: 20 hours ago (3:15 PM)
My niece took a course on the sociological aspects of the Harry Potter novels. Needless to say she cannot get a job in her field of study...
Robert: So what? Are governments now in the business of keeping casinos open? And given the fact that so many people are unemployed and having trouble finding money to pay the rent, don't you think the economy MIGHT have something to do with the casinos closing?
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Policing a Riot

Corbett_ Wrote: Aug 20, 2014 10:59 AM
Teleprompter: If you lived in a nation that wished to be free, would you have a militarized police force? The problem with giving the police "toys", is that they want to play with them. They conduct SWAT raids for minor warrants against non-violent "offenders" and often against people who have not committed any crime at all. They adopt an occupier's mindset that they are an occupying army and that WE are the enemy. They shoot down unarmed people. They kill old folks in nursing homes for not taking their medicine. The truth of the matter is that we cannot afford to have a militarized police force if we intend to stay free.
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Policing a Riot

Corbett_ Wrote: Aug 20, 2014 10:50 AM
Mike: First of all, you are not anything LIKE a libertarian. Second you are conflating two different situations. The cop in Michael Brown's case did NOT have his eye socket broken -- he was not even touched. Furthermore there WERE peaceful protesters in Ferguson, but the police disbursed them. http://blogs.riverfronttimes.com/dailyrft/2014/08/peaceful_protesters_dispersed_by_heavily_militarized_police_force_in_ferguson.php
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Policing a Riot

Corbett_ Wrote: Aug 20, 2014 10:44 AM
Pappy: 6 shots -- 2 in the head. Several eyewitnesses stating that after the first shot, Brown raised his hands and tried to surrender. It seems like a reasonable conclusion to jump to.
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Policing a Riot

Corbett_ Wrote: Aug 20, 2014 10:41 AM
Scott: As Strossel points out, we must distinguish between peaceful demonstrators and looters. There WERE plenty of the former at the beginning of this mess.
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Random Thoughts

Corbett_ Wrote: Aug 19, 2014 5:00 PM
Sonny: If Babe had not been the Sultan of Swat, he would have been famous as one of the greatest pitchers of all time.
Bill: Our school system is not designed to educate people. It is designed to indoctrinate people.
Charles: Free trade increases the standard of living for all Americans. The idea that we can "protect" our industries from foreign competition is just ludicrous. What we have to do is to learn to compete on a worldwide basis. That means cutting government and having honest money. It also means that a person who produces $5 worth of goods and services an hour cannot expect to be paid more than $5 per hour. Yes, that means that some Americans (especially union workers) are going to have to take a pay cut.
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What Have we Accomplished in Iraq?

Corbett_ Wrote: Aug 19, 2014 3:10 PM
Tin: You DO realize that before Iraq invaded Kuwait, Saddam asked permission and permission was granted. It was only after Saudi Arabia objected that Saddam -- our close ally to whom we supplied both chemical and biological weapons -- became a villain. Yes, Saddam WAS a murderous thug -- on our behalf. The US supplied him with the weapons he used against Iran and his own people. He fought a war as OUR proxy.
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