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Confirmed: Barbara Boxer to Retire

GeoInSD Wrote: Jan 08, 2015 4:15 PM
I am sorry to say, but you might be right. Didn't the Obama's buy a home in Palm Springs not long ago? I am a life long Californian. It is a beautiful state with the world's best climate where I live (San Diego), but we keep electing nuts who seem to work overtime figuring out how to restrict our liberty even more. I took great pleasure when Leland Yee was arrested in a sting where he thought he was brokering a sale of weapons to terrorists. The irony of it with him continually trying to pass a law that would effectively make ARs illegal with no grandfathering of existing ARs. His proposed law kept failing to pass but he would keep bringing it up again. I literally LOL when I heard he was arrested for attempted gun running.
There is a lot of money made by people exploiting people's perception of racism. Just listen to the news for a week and you will see some. Some have become fabulously wealthy. Race politics is a big business.
In my own experience and observation, prosperity comes from hard work, perseverance, risk taking, and luck. Even a person blessed with greatest of talent won't succeed, regardless of race or racism, without these things. In my observation, foreign born Asians are much more willing to take risks than native born Americans of any race. (I am an American born Asian; my wife is a foreign born American Asian.) I am far more risk averse than my wife. I am much more prosperous because of risk taking in investments that I learned from her and her brother. My parents grew up during the Depression and instilled in me an aversion to risk. Following their way, I would do ok but not great. I am far more prosperous than my parents dreamed I could ever be: some due to education but much due to risk taking (measured risk taking, not blind risk taking). Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
I tell an anecdote in support of #5. I have a very close friend who disliked me at first, primary because I am not White. He is fits most Texan stereotypes. However, once he got to know me, he discovered that I am a good guy and that his prejudices towards me were wrong. I became like the son he wished he had. I tell people that he has prejudice but he isn't a bigot. I personally believe prejudice is a self defense mechanism. No one has enough time on this Earth to get to know everything well. So we classify things into high risk and low risk categories. Everyone has their concept of a "scary looking dude", and one is wise to be cautious until one knows that it is safe to let one's guard down.
There are very few family owned ranches/farms left. My uncle was the last farmer of my extended family and he left agriculture in the late 1970s. Agriculture in general exited where I family ranch is located not long afterward. If the government has control over your diet and your healthcare, it pretty much has you under its thumb. There is no escape.
The goal of Feminism isn't about obtaining equal rights for women. If that were so why do they criticize women for making personal choices? The real goal is to destroy American society, a.k.a. "the fundamental transformation of America". That is the true goal of all Leftist causes.
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Democrats: The Party of the Rich

GeoInSD Wrote: Dec 25, 2014 10:37 AM
This should not be a surprise to anyone that pays attention. The Democrat Party is not the party of the "little guy" as it pretends to be. The core principle of the Democrat Party is tight fisted government control. Many of the wealthy didn't make their money through free market capitalism where a product with value was provided whose merit stood by itself, but rather by gaining favor or competitive advantage through government action. Those types love the Democrat Party. The more altruistic Democrats have a totalitarian mindset. They like totalitarianism because it "gets things done" without the messiness of a republic or democracy where the electorate needs to be convinced. Progressives (which Democrats generally are, as are many Republicans) liked pre-WWII Hitler and Mussolini because they got things done like the Autobahn and the trains ran on time.
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Democrats: The Party of the Rich

GeoInSD Wrote: Dec 25, 2014 10:37 AM
This should not be a surprise to anyone that pays attention. The Democrat Party is not the party of the "little guy" as it pretends to be. The core principle of the Democrat Party is tight fisted government control. Many of the wealthy didn't make their money through free market capitalism where a product with value was provided whose merit stood by itself, but rather by gaining favor or competitive advantage through government action. Those types love the Democrat Party. The more altruistic Democrats have a totalitarian mindset. They like totalitarianism because it "gets things done" without the messiness of a republic or democracy where the electorate needs to be convinced. Progressives (which Democrats generally are, as are many Republicans) liked pre-WWII Hitler and Mussolini because they got things done like the Autobahn and the trains ran on time.
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Who's Responsible?

GeoInSD Wrote: Dec 23, 2014 2:11 PM
I like that better. All this time I felt that the term suggested that Leftists are retarded, which I think is an insult to those with Down's Syndrome.
That is yet another data point showing what a fool Ed Schultz is.
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