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Economics vs. 'Need'

djgarbis Wrote: Jun 11, 2013 10:47 AM
Unfortunately, the people who would benefit by reading Dr's Sowell and Williams have their agendas to guide them and could care less. It appeared to me over many years of observing the political game that an aspiring politician will say and promise anything to be elected, only to do what his/her agenda (often different from their campaign rhetoric) is. And those already in office aren't influenced by constituent requests for sensible action if the pol's agenda is already set to the contrary. Witness the California senators gun-grabbing behavior.
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Alinsky, Chambers, and the Rest of Us

djgarbis Wrote: Jun 11, 2013 9:24 AM
It has been my experience over my 80+ yrs, that Homo Sap(iens) has been blessed by GOD (the source of all natural phenomena) with the ultimate Ying/Yang - Volition. S/he can take the path of the simple ("the straight and narrow"). This is the path of conscience, which to me is inate in volitional beings. Or we can go the easy, fun way. The path of pleasure, the path of change.. That's where we usually get in trouble. It has been the subject of much of the worlds literature. Think Pinoccio!
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Boy Suspended For Merely Saying 'Gun'

djgarbis Wrote: Jun 06, 2013 9:15 AM
Please forgive me for accidently touching the "Flag as Offensive" button. Your comment is absolutely correct. (the button should be moved to the left in order to avoid such mishaps. It is normal to hold an iPad with both thumbs close to - in fact hovering over - the active portion of the screen allowing accidental triggering whatever is under the thumb. Sorry. PS-there's no way of undoing an accidental touching.
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Boy Suspended For Merely Saying 'Gun'

djgarbis Wrote: Jun 06, 2013 8:53 AM
Thank you Patriot Act...
Lib's can't help but look bad!
What a shame! Where have all the principles gone?
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A Minority View: Higher Minimum Wage

djgarbis Wrote: Feb 27, 2013 2:38 PM
You say that you're not expecting the govt to take care of you in one breath, and in the next you say govt should create working conditions etc, etc. isn't that the same as taking care of you? Hard work doesn't guarantee success, but it helps more than not. You're right, people DO get caught in adverse circumstances all the time - that's life!
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A Minority View: Higher Minimum Wage

djgarbis Wrote: Feb 27, 2013 2:30 PM
It worked that way for me (and 100's of millions of others) in my 80+ yrs of living and working. Just because some rock stars jump earning levels doesn't mean every young person will be so lucky. You must be a teenager.
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Libertarians' Awkward Bedfellows

djgarbis Wrote: Feb 27, 2013 1:55 PM
That's the trouble with arguments such as "what is moral, or who determines what is moral"; morality is really any locally accepted custom. That's why one person's moral behavior is not another's (the alcohol dilemma).
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Libertarians' Awkward Bedfellows

djgarbis Wrote: Feb 27, 2013 1:22 PM
A better rule of behavior: Do NOT do unto others that which you don't want to have done to you. (the reverse Golden Rule - the Platinum Rule)
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