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Immigration Is American

Harrison Bergeron Wrote: Sep 17, 2014 8:42 AM
Fix legal immigration laws? Sure, John, no problem. Just build the fence we were promised, that was supposed to limit the Mexican invasion to the 20% of their entire population that has already walked in here illegally -- and we'll talk.
OK, Ralph, please explain how this would work. There is a fixed supply of gold in the world, but an unlimited supply of everything else. What happens as the unlimited supply of everything else is converted into an ever greater supply of wealth available to purchase with that limited supply of gold? In other words, as the economy doubles about every twenty years, and the supply of gold to purchase it remains constant, how are you going to keep the price of a hamburger from dropping until you are eventually printing paper 1/1000th-penny notes to pay for them? Money is merely a convenient medium of exchange. But it is no more convenient than bartar when its apparent value does not remain constant. Deflation is just a different way to destroy the value of money, and that's what you get with a gold standard. The problem is NOT what's "backing" our money. Money is ALWAYS backed by the total value of whatever is available in the economy to be purchased with it. There is nothing we can do to change that. The problem is having the will to match the volume of money to the value of the ecomony so that it remains a true measure of exchange. We had that problem under the gold standard the same as today. Somebody then had to set the value of the dollar relative to an ounce of gold just as today Yellen sets the value of the dollar relative to the unemployment rate. Both are ridiculously indirect methods that pervert the economy with adverse side effects. But the bigger problem is that we currently have a government that intentionally over-prints money, in order to take advantage of the float before its new lower value is recognized, and thereby finances through the most regressive possible tax, spending beyond our means. If we'd quit growing the government at twice the rate of the economy, and quit stealing from poor people through inflation to pay for it, it wouldn't matter how the money was created. But it would be much simpler, obvious, and more accurate to remove humans from the equation and use a computer to automatically match the money supply directly to the GDP.
The black illegitimacy rate is currently 70%. Obviously, degrading and abusing women is a central feature of black culture, or they would marry their baby-mommas. So Crystal, I'm going to have to call "racist" on you for criticizing Ray Rice for beating his woman. You have no right to apply white cultural standards of behavior to a black man! All cultures are equal and you must be tolerant of cultures you don't understand! For crying out loud, he later even married his baby-momma. What more do you want?
Wow. Every time Cruz speaks, I am in awe. We once valued men who could so plainly cut to the truth. Look at how a mere 117 words exposed our real enemy. Even their so-called CHRISTIANS are just vile barbarians of a different stripe! And no pandering, no weasel words, but a clear "I will not stand with you", the moment he realized who he was addressing. Sorry, Dennis. I much prefer Cruz's version. If these are the Arab "Christians" that we are about to sacrifice more of our children to protect, then throw them to the jackals for all I care. They aren't worth the price of a single buck-private.
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Scots on the Rocks

Harrison Bergeron Wrote: Sep 12, 2014 9:23 AM
OK, Bill, Arizona can join the Republic of Texas as a state on one condition -- no John McCain!
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The Sacking of Ray Rice

Harrison Bergeron Wrote: Sep 11, 2014 1:15 PM
Me racist? I would NEVER hold a black man to a white standard of behavior! I'm TOLERANT!
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The Sacking of Ray Rice

Harrison Bergeron Wrote: Sep 11, 2014 9:58 AM
I don't understand. Isn't it racist to hold black football players to the white standard of not beating their women? Didn't we learn just last month that it's racist to hold a black man to the white standard of walking on the sidewalk instead of the middle of the street, or even to pay for his cigars? Didn't we just learn that we must be tolerant if he beats up the store keeper who intolerantly demands payment for those cigars? Didn't we just learn that a white cop must not suppresses such behavior and certainly must not shoot an 18-year-old, 6-4, 300 pound black man who righteously assaults the cop for doing so? And didn't we just learn that it's perfectly acceptable for a mob of outraged black people to shoot the locks off a convenience store and loot it right on camera while the world watches, in protest of that cop's intolerance? As country with such a disgraceful history of black suppression, do we really have any right to make moral judgements about how black men treat their women? As our far more progressive mother country, the United Kingdom, has demonstrated, it is perfectly acceptable for men of the Muslim culture to gang rape infidel women -- it's part of their culture and we must be tolerant. So why do we get upset when a black football player merely beats his woman? Isn't the 70% black illegitimacy rate sufficient proof that degrading women is merely an aspect of black culture?
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Cheap Politicians

Harrison Bergeron Wrote: Sep 10, 2014 8:31 AM
Sorry, Dr. Sowell, I don't buy it. I'm certain we'd get better leaders if we paid them nothing. Money isn't the only motivator of men, it's merely the most mundane. Why would we want to be led by people so mundane that they need a monthly paycheck to cover their mortgage? Look at the bozos we already employ in Congress. The worst of the lot are the ones with no visible means of support either before or after they were elected -- people like Dingy Harry, Charlie Rangel, Barack Obama, and Joe Biden. Why not choose our leaders from the pool of people who have already proven their fitness to lead before they turned to politics? Why not choose people who are motivated by their legacy rather than their greed?
My daughter came to me one day, disillusioned with the gore she'd been exposed to in her anatomy class that was required for the "Marine Biology" degree that she'd chosen because it sounded like fun. She asked, "Dad, what should I major in?". I said, "Sweety, the only thing you have ever truly shown any passion for is spending money. I suggest that you study how to make it". So she switched to Business, took an MBA, and graduated to a job that paid more than her Dad. Today, she's a wealthy and powerful woman. My other daughter never had any trouble picking a career. She followed her passion and studied Art. Finding a job was tough at first, but today, she's a freelance package designer, working from her home part-time and making more while working less than I could ever dream of. She loves it because it gives her time for her greatest passion -- her daughter. I couldn't be prouder of either of them. But the funny thing is, the artistic one turned out to have the greatest passion for her work, while the hard-headed business-woman who loved to spend money discovered that her real passion was her three kids, which her 60-hour work week interferes with. And I, in my old age, have realized that I totally missed my kids' childhood to "follow my passion", which I thought was "technology" but turned out to be 40 years of ridiculous working hours fighting stupid corporate battles from an Fortune-500 cell. If you want to be successful, follow your passion. But beware that you probably won't discover your passion in college. And it takes a real artist to follow more than one.
Yes, today that are proud members of the Dumbocrat trifecta of non-tax-paying voters -- the aliens, the slaves, and the ZOMBIES.
160 years ago, the Dumbocrats had laws to prevent their black slaves from learning to read. This merely made them want to learn to read. Today, they've got a better plan -- force them into a scrool that doesn't teach them to read, and then give them a pretend diploma that won't get them a job. 160 years ago, more than 10% of the Dumbocrat's slaves managed to escape the Dumbocrat plantation. Today, that number is below 3%. All it took was a (very) little "education"!
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