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Well, I argued last year that our government will stop spending one way or another, and that the only question to be answered was who'll be in charge during: us or the rest of the world. Now that question has been answered: the rest of the world will not tie their financial wagon to the American weak horse. The only source of borrowing for the Treasury is now (and has been for awhile) the federal reserve (which despite the name is a privately owned and operated endeavor). The problem is, just like government, they cannot create wealth; all they can do is fabricate money. Contrary to what vast unwashed believe, money does not equal wealth. Anybody here old enough to remember, or educated about, or even able to google the "Weimar Republic"?
I should know better; it's akin to that last piece of pie today.
Are you purposely mis-stating the COTUS, or are you really that ignorant? ARTICLE I, SECTION 7 : "All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills." The Dems hold the Senate, numbskull!
"He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance. "He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation: "For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments: "For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever." Does any of this sound familiar?
"He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance. "He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation: "For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments: "For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever." Does any of this sound familiar?
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Killing The Goose

Darrell38 Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 2:56 AM
Well, actually we CAN choose between competitors, albeit not as easily as we can between auto manufacturers. And those that can, are-- Eduardo Saverin, for one. He moved to Singapore and renounced his US citizenship.
I think you are conflating messages from different posters; as to TPinW's remarks, whatever. And yes you did miss MY point-- it's not about the "WISDOM of it." Israel is gearing up for a real, region-wide war, one that they plan on finishing. Let's try a little thought-experiment (it was good enough for Einstein): 1947...the nation of Israel is established and recognized by the UN. The response of the other Mid-east nations is one of welcome. Do you think that Israel's 'default position' on their Arab neighbors would be, as you yourself state, one of evil? I contend probably not-- the point being that after sixty-five years of Arab belligerence the Israelis have every reason to consider them evil.
You miss the point: Israel is securing their own homeland's borders before it takes on Iran. Consider this: It hasn't happened yet, but what if those small annoyances you call "tactical shots at civilian areas" were tipped with something like sarin or phosgene gas. No more are they just trying to "anger and provoke Israel into retaliating in a way that will bring condemnation from the Arab world" now, are they? NEWS FLASH: No action was ever necessary to have the Arab world condemn Israel; that's the Arab's natural default.
If anyone in the US thinks that this is just another round of rocket flinging / Israeli retaliation, then they should think again. The re-election of Obama put Israel in the unenviable spot of providing their own defense, without American support. They are, as they always have, acting proactively; they are securing their own homeland borders before they strike out against their deadlier enemy: Iran. Hamas themselves cannot extinguish Israel, but you can be damn sure Iran can if given enough time to finish their nuclear program.
"He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance. "He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation: "For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments: "For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever." Does all this sound familiar?
"He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance. "He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation: "For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments: "For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever." Does all this sound familiar?
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