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Obama Lied, My Health Plan Died

Jim3013 Wrote: Sep 25, 2013 10:06 AM
You got that right. The crony "capitalists" lobby for "industry wide regulations" that they can afford but which kill their small business competition and allow them free rein in a very unfree marketplace. That's the Democratic party way. Campaign contributions from their cronies while they crush their competitors with regulations.
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Leftist Hysteria Over Monsanto

Jim3013 Wrote: Sep 23, 2013 9:29 AM
We've been genetically modifying foods for years. It was called selective hybridization of mutations. Now, however, science allows us to get ahead of waiting for naturally occurring mutations by splicing desired genes directly into the species we want to modify. This has allowed us to grow much more food per acre in some cases or greatly decrease the loss per acre of food to various insect and other pests. This has gone a great way to reducing hunger in the world. But it's like almost anything, there are risks and benefits. But before we decide that the small risks outweigh the benefits to the companies like Monsanto who profit from these man-made modifications (so many, especially the usual suspects on the far left, seem to think only in terms of the profits of this or that corporation) we ought not forget the benefits to the millions of people who are far better fed because of the increase in food that we are able to produce.
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Minimum Wage Madness

Jim3013 Wrote: Sep 17, 2013 12:50 PM
All this reminds me of that mythical Senate hearing where the pompous senator asks a businessman why prices are so high and the businessman answers, "It's the law of supply and demand, Senator." To which the senator replies, "Well, then, we'll just have to repeal that law." Over and over our governments try to legislate against the laws of economics and then wonder why there are always "unintended consequences" that are worse than the original problem. Minimum wage laws are a perfect example. I suppose the politicians must believe that if they ignore the consequences, higher unemployment, a lagging economy, that they'll somehow go away. Of course, they don't. All minimum wage laws should be the ones repealed.
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Burping John Kerry

Jim3013 Wrote: Sep 16, 2013 12:27 PM
Good article, Katie, describing pretty much exactly what happened in a clear, concise way. Putin may be a thug, but he's rational and he leads based on his and Russia's actual interests. I have no idea what Obama acts on. (Can't call it leading.) And BTW, I still think you're beautiful.
I am a fully practicing Catholic who believes the church's position on this is misguided at the very least. Illegal immigrants are INVADERS, not Immigrants. The church teaches that unjust laws are no laws at all, but immigration laws, whereby a country enforces control of it's borders, are not unjust laws. They are necessary means to maintain the integrity of the country. In other words, without controlled borders, the meaning of "country" really has no meaning. Therefore, when people break our immigration laws by sneaking in unauthorized and not going through proper channels, they are lawbreakers who should be deported at the very least. Many countries (incidentally including Mexico) punish illegal invaders with prison BEFORE deportation. Immigration reform should only include things connected with maintaining border control. No illegal invader should be REWARDED for breaking our laws, period. And there is no injustice in that.
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