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The issue is simple. Barry wants to control the narrative, and he knows that the U.S. MSM will allow him to do it. He also knows that Bibi is a much more effective public speaker (leader) than he is, and will change the narrative dramatically, thus inducing the American public to support a much harder line against Iran. Barry is incapable of negotiating any reasonable agreement with Iran and wants to foist a bad agreement on Israel and the American public. The next couple days will be very interesting.
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Let’s Destroy Liberal Academia

David1454 Wrote: Mar 02, 2015 9:02 AM
Rod, you are missing the point. Imagine that all colleges were eliminated, but all students were still required to take the SAT (or whatever). The students with the top 25% of scores would have lifetime earnings that far exceeded the earnings of the bottom 75%, regardless of the now-eliminated college education. They are more intelligent, generally harder working, etc. The real value of a college education is the difference between what those superior kids would earn in the no-college scenario and in the current scenario - which would be near nothing for most.
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Au Revoir, Jon Stewart

David1454 Wrote: Feb 19, 2015 9:15 AM
The neurotic insistence that the fears of WMD's were based on lies has ended any discussion on the more important issue: Even if he did, did that justify overrunning a country and tossing out its government? If Iran is someday proved to have functional nuclear weapons will we claim to have a "right" to overrun Iran and depose its government? On what basis? On whose authority?
It could be a fun presidential campaign, with R's constantly pointing out idiots and failures who had multiple degrees with various honors from Ivy League Schools. Starting with Barry O'Bama. Suffice it to say, anyone clueless enough to vote for HRC would vote against Scott Walker regardless of his academic bona fides. It's a non-issue.
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NBC's Ridiculous Williams Suspension

David1454 Wrote: Feb 13, 2015 9:35 AM
Williams will never be back. Some transgressions are so antithetical to the standards of a profession that they simply cannot be covered up or forgiven. No one will ever take a journalist seriously who has been guilty of such a pompous, self-aggrandizing lie. His position is one of privilege, not merit, and this was career suicide.
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50 Shades of Cultural Poison

David1454 Wrote: Feb 13, 2015 9:28 AM
When I read this book (shared with my wife over Kindle) I was infuriated by the young woman’s willingness to degrade herself, over and over, in exchange for the few crumbs this sadist was willing to dribble into her feckless hands. But my wife liked it, and bought the sequel. I was and remain, dumbfounded. That this piece of vile trash is celebrated is yet one more manifestation of a culture gone to the dogs.
The great irony of American Liberalism is that they seek to control peoples' lives through endless rules, fees, regulations, and "incentives," but when you point out that people change their behavior as a result of government policies (e.g., increased taxes, extended unemployment compensation) they DENY that it ever happens. "NO ONE would ever decline to look for work because of extended UEC!" Right. Never happens.
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Substituted Morality

David1454 Wrote: Feb 13, 2015 9:16 AM
This is one of those issues where Conservatives and Libertarians have to take different roads. The State has no business looking into the moral aspects of private interpersonal relationships between competent adults. In fact, most lesbian couples have little or no sexual component to their relationships, and it doesn't matter (to the civil authorities) anyway. If you want to "respect traditional marriage," then do so in your churches, synagogues, and mosques and temples, and recognize that that is a private choice that you and others make, not a mandate for the general public.
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Substituted Morality

David1454 Wrote: Feb 13, 2015 9:14 AM
This is one of those issues where Conservatives and Libertarians have to take different roads. The State has no business looking into the moral aspects of private interpersonal relationships between competent adults. In fact, most lesbian couples have little or no sexual component to their relationships, and it doesn't matter (to the civil authorities) anyway. If you want to "respect traditional marriage," then do so in your churches, synagogues, and mosques and temples, and recognize that that is a private choice that you and others make, not a mandate for the general public.
If the USSC rules "against" gay marriage, the result will be that the issue remains with the states. And as with abortion, its legalization throughout the country is just a matter of time, because given the "full faith and credit" clause, even holdout states like Utah will have to recognize marriages performed in other states. The battle is over, over, over. Deal with it.
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