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The Patriotism of Prosperity

Marek3 Wrote: Aug 13, 2014 11:44 AM
While I agree with almost everything that Dr. Carson said; I would amend one thing. Corporations shouldn't be directly or indirectly expected to provide any "Community Benefit". Why? Because the greatest community good that Corporation provides is when it makes the most amount of money possible. This brings Jobs, raises standard of living, and provides customer that which they want. Any money spent directly on Community is money NOT spend on business. This means less expansion and less jobs. Community is far better served by successful business doing what it is suppose to be doing, than by one who does things that it has neither expertise nor resources to do.
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WWI Demons Live

Marek3 Wrote: Aug 11, 2014 10:34 AM
WWI was triggered by the murder of the Archduke; however that was just a pretext. The war was unavoidable and all anybody looked for was a just that.. a pretext. The Republics that took over were Democratic in nature and not ruled by what Republic requires, i.e. Law. They were at the whim of whatever general consensus was and little else. The Weimar Republic was primary example of precisely what NOT to do, and why Democracy is a bad thing. Hitler won only by getting 32% of the votes, and the others? In all cases but one was Leftist.
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WWI Demons Live

Marek3 Wrote: Aug 07, 2014 5:30 PM
While it is impossible to know if some kind of war wouldn't have happened we do know that WWII and Russian revolution were in fact directly due to WWI. Forgetting Hitler for a moment directly, indirectly the "Stab in the Back" myth as well as the financial collapse were directly responsible for conditions which lead either Hitler or Communists (those really were only two options by 1933) to win elections. This was only possible due to WWI and even more so to the conditions (Versaille treaty) which brought them about. Russia revolutions were brought up directly due to failure of Tsars in WWI. While it is true that Tsar days, as absolute rulers, were numbers. Without the WWI the transformation would likely have been to constitutional republic and not to a Communist state. The consequences of our actions are plain to see, and it is a lesson in history that we continually ignore. Would world be utopia if WWI was allowed to finished by itself? Or if it never happened (some kind of War was going to happen, let's not forget this). Of course NOT! However it likely would have been a far better world, with far fewer unnecessary deaths and delay if not outright rejections of Socialist agenda around the world.
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Is Thinking Obsolete?

Marek3 Wrote: Aug 05, 2014 12:47 PM
If you say so; or you could pick up a book ;) Just never forget that history doesn't happen the way we wish only the way it did. Good/bad/ugly it is the way it was.
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Is Thinking Obsolete?

Marek3 Wrote: Aug 05, 2014 12:24 PM
In 1187 Saladin attacked the Holly Lands and took over displacing the population. However if you mean recently? Right before 6 day war the Arab nations surrounding Israel told Arabs to leave so that they can kill Jews with impunity. They lost of course and never allowed Palestinians to become members of their societies; instead creating and spreading propaganda and propagating cruelty against Palestinians. Need more history lesson?
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10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Marek3 Wrote: Jul 29, 2014 1:54 PM
AMEN! Being racist is just as much your right as being Gay or anything else. We may disapprove of his position, his view, or hell even him. However his right to say what he wishes and believe in what he wishes is sacrosanct! As a public what we have, as our right, is to simply not go to his games. If enough people to, he will be forced to sell. This is a proper way to sanction someone we disagree with.
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Cease the Cease-Fires

Marek3 Wrote: Jul 29, 2014 11:22 AM
There has never been any major war finished half way that lead to anything but more, and bigger blood shed in the long run. Obviously the most obvious of this is WWI, but one can go from 1st Punic war to 30 year war, through countless half way finished wars in between. Unfortunately, and to be honest I don't understand why Human nature demands this; wars must be finished with a complete surrendered of one side in order for lasting peace to prevail. This is doubly true when Religion is involved in the conflict. The ONLY way (besides turning Middle East into Glass) for Israel/Palestinian conflict to end is if Israel was to destroy and take over Palestine, plus its other enemy nations. Since this won't happen... There is one more way; and that for Arabs to embrace free trade, and prosperity. Nothing ends wars better than when a side has something to loose. However I see this as such impossibility as to be laughable at this stage.
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Mrs. Obama's Desperate Plea

Marek3 Wrote: Jul 28, 2014 4:20 PM
I agree with everything you said.. except calling her "lady". Whatever happened to people like Nancy Reagan? This witch is contemptible, in her arrogance she is perhaps the only person who can match obama.
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The Perils of Mixing Politics and Business

Marek3 Wrote: Jul 23, 2014 5:30 PM
I don't doubt nor discount what you are saying. I am simply saying that Costco does care about NYT list. is that wrong? Sure I wouldn't trust NYT for anything at all, but it doesn't change the fact they are de-facto Best Seller list holders.
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The Perils of Mixing Politics and Business

Marek3 Wrote: Jul 23, 2014 1:53 PM
I haven't been at Costco for ever; however last time I was there they had the book by Rush out (Many years ago), so unless they changed their policy yes they do have other political books. I agree with you that Best Seller Lists aren't always good indication but that's what they are using.
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