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The Love Affair Ends

David4 Wrote: 4 hours ago (11:24 PM)
You need to support primary challenges as well.
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Obama and the Virtues of Inaction

David4 Wrote: Oct 30, 2014 9:02 PM
The stuff that shouldn't be done - Obama should be doing a better job of explaining that it shouldn't be done. Then there are a lot of things that he should have done, and instead he went golfing, or flew off to a fundraiser.
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Hillary Clinton Flunks Economics

David4 Wrote: Oct 29, 2014 10:32 PM
Then there is Apple Corp., where Steve Jobs conceived that people might want something that they had never seen before. He invested capital to hire people and machines to build something like the iPod, and advertized it. People bought it, and Steve Jobs recouped his investment. -- The counterexample to what you spent 8 lines declaring, that demand creates supply. Mostly we have to talk about incremental increases in jobs/employment. We don't get to drop 1,000 ghetto dwellers on an uninhabited island and see what jobs they create out of nothing. Will they turn their island into something out of 'Swiss Family Robinson' or something out of 'The Lord of the Flies'?
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Let American Capitalism Cure Ebola

David4 Wrote: Oct 29, 2014 9:59 PM
Two proposals would help. 1. Get rid of people like Waxman. 2. Get rid of government payment for healthcare. If people decide on their own that Gilead's Hep C treatment is good for them, and pay for it themselves, what business is it of the rest of us, or of government? The only fly in this ointment are the large number of people who think that poor Johnny has as much right to the treatment as better off Richie.
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The Ferguson Insurgency

David4 Wrote: Oct 29, 2014 9:48 PM
The officer didn't know that Michael Brown had strong-arm shoplifted. If we believe the officer Michael Brown was shot for scuffling with the officer. If we don't believe the officer ... well, what does the remaining evidence tell us?
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Africa: A Tragic Continent

David4 Wrote: Oct 29, 2014 8:59 PM
Interesting worthwhile topic, worth more discussion. Of Walter Williams' list of never-colonized nations, well, not quite. Nepal was subjugated by China and had to pay tribute to the Chinese emperor. That was lifted by the overthrow of China's Ch'ing dynasty. Of Walter Williams' list of colonized nations, all of them were colonized by Britain, except the Cape Verde Islands by Portugal. Interesting to glance at the rest of the list. At the top in freedom and prosperity would be Taiwan and South Korea, which were ruled/treated-as-colonies for a few decades by Japan. France's list is towards the bottom, heavy with sub-Saharan nations and Haiti. Perhaps best of France's list is Vietnam. maybe Morocco. Spain's list is middling, consisting mostly of Latin America.
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Vladimir Putin's Miscalculation on Ukraine

David4 Wrote: Oct 29, 2014 1:09 PM
Taking two pieces separately for a moment. It makes very little sense for NATO member Poland to have most of its armed forces stationed in the west, facing NATO member Germany. That leaves them with the question of WHERE they should station their armed forces, instead of in the west. ...
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Vladimir Putin's Miscalculation on Ukraine

David4 Wrote: Oct 29, 2014 1:07 PM
As often happens, Nightwatch doesn't provide a paragraph explicitly devoted to the headline. But it can be seen in Poland moving its forces from west to east.
The article needs a little more proofreading and 'fixing' up. First I've heard that there is a major city, San Antonio, in Arizona, in addition to San Antonio Texas. The comments need a bit more thought too. Large numbers of not-wealthy folks in the bluest cities vote blue. Why is that?
As I understand it, you are missing the point. The (ostensible) point of Obamacare is not to provide you or I with sufficient healthcare, it is to provide all those uninsured Americans with sufficient healthcare. And in true 'communist' fashion, what we got is what they deserve to get, and what they get is the best that you or I can get. In a paraphrase from P.J.O'Rourke, if you think that healthcare is unsatisfactory now, wait until the government gets done fixing it.
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