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Obama is a great politician. Some people thing that’s a compliment. Personally, I think it’s an insult.
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Owning Ideas

Grant75 Wrote: Jan 28, 2015 12:02 PM
“For most of history, people suffered in miserable poverty.” How true! Poverty is mankind’s natural condition. The main drivers of prosperity are the "division of labor" and individual innovators. And innovation is messy because innovation usually depends on trial and error. Yet, innovation results when resourceful and imaginative people gather the diverse inputs they need to try to do something different. Division of labor occurs when individuals combine their special talents. Progress is not inevitable, but in the right social environment it has happened and will continue to happen – if and when it is allowed to happen.
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Defense Against Demagogues

Grant75 Wrote: Jan 28, 2015 11:50 AM
Why tax the “legal fiction called a corporation” at all? Everything a corporation earns (or saves by not being taxed) is paid out to employees or shareholders - or passed on to consumers - who all pay a tax on their gain, in one way or another?
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The Persians Are Coming!

Grant75 Wrote: Jan 27, 2015 12:53 PM
Our fear of nuclear weapons may be overrated. Remember the “balance of terror” during the Cold War. Dictators and political leaders have as much to fear from the enormous collateral damage of nuclear warheads as their military and civilian population. They can’t have that personal involvement facing them. Snipers are not cowards or psychopaths, politicians are.
I’ve seen war up close and personal - and I’ve gotta wonder: If a sniper is a “coward” and/or “psychopath” what does the say for a drone operator, artillery officer or a bomber pilot . . . all of whom not only take out their target but every structure, man, woman, and child in the vicinity?
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Random Thoughts

Grant75 Wrote: Jan 27, 2015 12:20 PM
“In politics, never assume that because something is insane, it will not be done.” Is it possible that environmentalists considered measles an endangered disease and convinced Al Gore and the EPA to revive it?
Goldwater was the last Republican I have voted for. Reagan was greatly influenced by Barry - it showed - and I would have voted for Reagan both times if I thought he need my vote. . . . Instead, I let it make a minute statement for the Libertarian candidate. I never regretted it. And, yes, Reagan is the best President in my memory . . . not perfect, but the best.
For the most part, low, middle, and upper-class Americans have been brainwashed by government schools and the MSM. So, what makes us think today's voters want opportunity, freedom and personal responsibility? If James Madison were running against Santa Claus, Santa would win by a landslide. If the GOP expects to beat Santa Claus it better nominate the Easter Bunny with the Thanksgiving Turkey as running mate.
Jesus of Nazareth said: “Go and do likewise.” Today, “Christians” expect their elected representatives to petition “Caesar” to force everyone to “do likewise.” Jesus’ disciple John wrote: “Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty.” Jesus had a message of freedom and personal responsibility . . . something we rarely hear from the Christian right.
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Against Terrorism -- But for What?

Grant75 Wrote: Jan 23, 2015 12:15 PM
An excellent, thought provoking commentary, Pat - Thanks
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