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Why We Should Stay Out of Syria

Daniel30 Wrote: Jun 17, 2013 2:52 PM
Thank you for a truly informed piece.
One of the reasons seniors receive so much more than they paid in is currency debasement through intentional reducing of the value of our money through money printing. A 70 year old today started working 50 years ago when a typical income was likely around $4000 yearly. As the government printed more money it required to live on because money printing dilutes the value of your money. Of course seniors today are paid more than they paid in, because we have printed three times as much money and each dollar is only worth 1/3 the original value of a dollar. It is a central banking racket and then instead of apologizing for making our currency worth less, there are those blaming social security for paying seniors too much.
Unfortunately it might to our government as well.
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Praising a Hollywood Liberal

Daniel30 Wrote: Mar 11, 2013 8:01 AM
As one on the right, I only wish Republicans were as opposed to presidential power grabs when Republicans are in office as they are when Democrats are in office. For all too many politicians, political advantage seems far more important than any sort of constitutional limitations on presidential and federal government powers. The test of every politician's principles is to be found when their party is in power as opposed to when the opposition party has the big stick. It is so easy to stand on principle against the opposite party's offenses, and so rare for anyone to do so when their own party is offending.
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Scaring the Ghost of El Chapo

Daniel30 Wrote: Feb 26, 2013 11:30 PM
Huh? Why hire bureaucrats to enforce or provide freedom? Must have gotten your logic from public school?
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The Man

Daniel30 Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 2:19 AM
Another one of the great pitchers, I forgot who it was when asked the best way to pitch to Musial said, "I try to throw him four wide ones, and then hope to pick him off first base." That was a pretty good one. Someone should definitely make a movie about Stan the Man Musial. I don't often go to the movies - but for that one I would.
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The Man

Daniel30 Wrote: Jan 22, 2013 2:09 AM
The Brooklyn Dodgers helped name Stan Musial "Stan the Man" to a large degree for how during a game when one of the other St. Louis Cardinals treated Jackie Robinson with disrespect, Musial made it obvious that he wanted to show Jackie Robinson that Musial was all for his being in the Major Leagues. Willie Mays described how in the early all-star games Musial became a friend who was a ready supporter of the black players who especially faced difficulties when baseball was being integrated. Mays said of Musial that he never heard anyone say a bad word about Musial, not a single person. Several Giants-Cardinals trades could have easily produced such a person with a grudge. He was truly "Stan the Man." Rest in Peace.
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Rand Paul: GOP Must "Evolve"

Daniel30 Wrote: Jan 21, 2013 6:20 AM
Face it, the Republican Party is already a minority party below the baby boomer age. We are losing the young vote, the immigrant vote, and now our core support is getting old and in future years will be dying. Yes the Republican Party has to evolve. But people don't love the Democrats, those who vote Democrat just hate Republicans more. A lot of independents think of Republicans as a party who starts big expensive wars and then come off talking about the need to cut spending. Republicans like small government when we have Democrat Presidents. Some independents don't think we are consistent.
We cannot however single out Obama for this practice. The war in Iraq and Afghanistan which was begun under the Bush II administration made use of big corporation private army support more than in any other war. From the beginning it was a war fought with goals of corporate enrichment alongside an often nebulous idea of waging war against terrorism, by creating terrorist responses. As one ex soldier told me, he fought a war in a foreign land while he would probably take part in fighting foreign armies if they came on our soil.
Had Mussolini, like Franco in Spain, maintained Italian neutrality during the Second World War it is likely that Fascism would not have been a perjorative term. Mussolini described his rule in Italy as "corporatism". The goal was to have the largest corporations, the trade unions, and the government planners to sit down at a common table and to direct the national economy. That is exactly what has increasingly happened in American economics. Obamacare ended up simply being a list of directives created by medical insurance corporations and the big pharmaceuticals turned into a mandated must buy medical plan which is then thrust on people whether they wish to participate or not. That is increasingly the way business is done in America.
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