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Your "Welder" comparison showed the gap between White Collar intellectuals (you) and Industrial Craftsmen (me). You are the same folks that saved a buck, not by automation but by off shoring to China. I am a Mold Maker of Injection Molds for the Plastics Industry and am not a Luddite but a skilled craftsmen. Welders are not just welders most would be Welder/Fiters as well as fabricators and in many cases Metallurgists. Auto "Spot" welding like in assembly lines is by far more efficient and consistent but will not replace the welder/fitter but with running wages down what is to induce a young person to enter the trade. My field is the same. CNC machining is a wonderful tool and has indeed reduced the need for a large quantity of Mold Makers but with the off shoring and CNC's coming into wide spread use White Collar Management decided that Mold Makers can be replaced with machine operators to some bad effect. First the work disappeared now the industries want to come back to the USA but complain there is a lack of skilled workers. The Government does not supply them the industry USED to train them, when wages dropped so low young people did not want to follow that path. Sir you have a point but so does this man you are critiquing. I suggest YOU learn how things are made and then sit down with this fellow and hash out a better solution. The rusty skills scenario has serious merit. PS: I think the self driving car is the dumbist idea yet, we are poor drivers collectively now how bad we gonna be when you take away most of our practice time?
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What About Bobby Jindal?

HR1320 Wrote: Oct 09, 2014 7:54 PM
I was concerned about his age, I am convinced that a person needs to be 60 to have the experience and savvy to run on the world stage. Jindal has assured me through his actions that he has the wear with all to handle foreign policy. It might be good to let Rick Perry have one term before we get too Jindal but something needs to grab the rudder and get us going again.
It is proven that Geothermal activity DOES cause them and Switzerland has passed legislation banning the practice. You can not substantiate your claims, give some of these folks so they can be verified. You can't and you most likely know it.
Not fine tuned, sensitive. We can now count minutia. Yes it does contain arsenic that will kill you. To reach that level though you'll need to drink 3 swimming pools a day for 50 years to get to that level. In this case how do you distinguish between a extremely minor seismic activity over gopher flatulence?
Hopefully he can get the young to actually learn something before parroting bumper sticker logic to everything. Yes intelligent discussions are seriously needed but a basic knowledge of this Country and its founding and principals need to be understood too otherwise we are just treading water. I find zero Jeffersonian or Madison logic in anything from Harry Reid/Pelosi/Boxer/Obama. In reality they mostly sound like some form of watered down Marx.
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The Education Establishment's Success

HR1320 Wrote: Jun 25, 2014 10:19 AM
It is laid out on page 316 of William Z. Foster's 1932 tome "Toward a Soviet America." It is amazing how much in those 2 paragraphs have been accomplished. Now what are you all going to do to undo it?
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LA Mayor Exemplifies America's Decline

HR1320 Wrote: Jun 24, 2014 10:28 AM
That is the BIG problem today, nobody can stand up and say they were wrong. These are adult role models and are poor examples. We are in decline. On his show yesterday he talked about a woman who parked her car in the fast lane of a Freeway up in Canada so she could rescue some ducklings who evidently did not want saving. The result was a man and his 16 year old daughter were killed. His point was in her mind she put ducklings before people, human life is worth less. This all adds up.
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Iraq is On Its Own!

HR1320 Wrote: Jun 17, 2014 12:10 PM
Cal your are spot on, there are and have been serious threats the the Free World and ignoring like Clinton did gave us 9/11 GET USED TO IT! Singing Koom-by-ya has not panned out over the last 6 years and some would even say Bush let up on the world stage the last few years. Many are to this day unknowledgeable of just how aggressive the Soviets and Chinese and blame our counter moves, we seldom were the aggressor in the Cold War but only so many Americans are aware of that.
In Rick Schroeder's version of "the Lost Battalion" (HBO movie special) there is a scene where an American POW is interviewed by a German officer (this is WWI) wanting to know why the Battalion would not surrender, get the movie and watch the answer, if you do not well up you are not human.
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Glorious Days for Radical Islam

HR1320 Wrote: Jun 06, 2014 10:36 AM
Yea on the run but which way?
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