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The New Pharaohs

David4 Wrote: 4 hours ago (6:23 PM)
I want a party of Responsibility. I used to think that (Reagan's) Republican Party could do it. - - Mitt Romney may have put his finger on the fatal problem. There are a lot of people out there who are "takers", who want something from some one else. Sandra Fluke, for example. And the media provides a lot more reporting on the "justness" of wanting and deserving. The Democrats have done a better job of organizing the many population segments of "takers", and I have been outvoted most of the past several elections. -- So, question for me is: what are my choices now?
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And Then There Was One!

David4 Wrote: 5 hours ago (6:06 PM)
The economy surging, or not? I would bet on the 'Not'. Interest Rates up or down? Given the influence central banks have on rates, and their desire to try and force an economic surge, I would bet on low interest rates until events happen that force rates up regardless of what the central bankers want. I think we are more likely to see a Depression era credit vacuum, no money available and no one borrowing, than any inflationary jig.
... Do you suppose, in their mindset, that they think that light-skinned (Euro-ancestry) people DESERVE to be beaten, robbed, raped & murdered for 400+ years of oppression committed against the rest of the world? ... Add to that thought... Do you suppose that liberals and progressives have gotten to the depraved point that not-enough progress is being made to their goal (whatever that is) unless there are at least a certain amount of oppressed-person crimes committed against light-skinned (Euro-ancestry) folks each year ? ...
When justice can not be obtained in the system, ... one looks elsewhere ... There was a case in Indiana where a fellow was convicted of murder and sentenced to death. Appeals delayed executing the sentence for years and years and years. A relative of the victim managed to provide the condemned man with a booby-trapped cellphone, which blew up in his face, killing him. ... Then there was a man, neighbor of John Gotti, who one day accidently ran over and killed John Gotti's kid. The man apologized to John Gotti profusely. Still, one day the man disappeared and hasn't been seen since. Everyone presumes that Gotti and his men "got their justice" for that death.
... Do you suppose, in their mindset, that they think that light-skinned (Euro-ancestry) people DESERVE to be beaten, robbed, raped & murdered for 400+ years of oppression committed against the rest of the world? ...
It is possible that in our current&recent-past not-free market system there is TOO much incentive to develop new drugs. And consider the extent that all the testing and regulating MIGHT be a make-work and CYA scheme for FDA regulators. What has been discovered will stay discovered, although some might be withdrawn from the market as "unsafe" or "ineffective". But Obamacare WILL take a lot of the (noun) out of developing any NEW drugs. Some will still be developed, particularly those that have an interest group behind them such as AIDS drugs, but the rest will definitely go into slow-down.
More like all the doctors and healthcare workers would be unionized. The whole thing would look like our public schools, which have an excess of administrators and other zero-value-added (to our eyes) flunkies.
Good point. Experience from the Soviet Union: over the years of communized medicine doctors became progressively more female and lower skilled, so that at the end a Soviet doctor had the skills of a registered nurse in the west. (-- But more female doctors WOULD be considered a GOOD thing in liberal circles.)
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Obama's Peace is Hell, Baby

David4 Wrote: Apr 20, 2014 9:52 PM
I am having trouble thinking of a reason why we should save Europe from itself.
That would be "bad debt", which can't be paid back to the Fed. I have wondered for a long time what happens when the Fed suffers enough bad debt to go 'bankrupt'. What happens?
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