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Just more evidence that big-government is impossible to manage.
Nothing more than a couple of "knuckleheads" in the State Department messing around...nothing to see here comrades...move along.
Remember back when the Republicans hadn't had control of the House in forty years....wonder how that happened. Couldn't have been gerrymandering by the democrats, they don't do bad things...
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Cheap Politicians

McCargar Wrote: Sep 10, 2014 1:31 PM
The kind of power-hungry people we have in office wouldn't be suddenly replaced with great people, we would just be paying them more while they screw us.
The left needed to get people to ignore "Atlas Shrugged" because it predicted the overtaking of the economy and our lives by the "looters and moochers", the people who didn't produce but regulated and controlled, so they attacked Rand and her philosophy. We are watching the predictions from that novel come true, devastatingly accurate.
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Blacks Must Confront Reality

McCargar Wrote: Aug 29, 2014 3:49 PM
The politics of envy and promises of government largesse are an easy sell to the lazy and the poorly informed.
As a non-believer myself, I can't stand these types of lawsuits. Let the free market deal with it. If you don't want to give him money because he gives a discount to those who attended services, stay out of his pizzeria. Or, eat there, and pay the 10%. These lawsuits do nothing to help and much harm is caused. Would I prefer the guy not give a discount and avoid all this? Sure, but I don't want the government to force it. I'm a libertarian, and as such, want you to stay out of my affairs, and I'll stay out of yours.
When I joined the Marines in my youth, I took my oath to the constitution seriously. I try to remember that I have no right to be unoffended, and that I can tune-out those who disagree. Now, I realize that for gays, who want rights that the christian right does not want them to have, it is a problem. But, the problem won't be solved with fascism and censorship. It never is.
What is the libel (false statement that is damaging to a person's reputation) in this case? How is it defamation of a group for him to show that christians are under-attack for speaking about, and following their beliefs? I understand you don't like it, but I don't think you named an actual legal affront in your condemnation of his article. You make his point, with your comment. You appear to desire that he make no claims for christianity that may run afoul of your political positions. Now, I say this as a non-believer, libertarian, who is concerned that the current fascist like attacks on conservative christians might one day be used against all of us, by an out-of-control bureaucracy run by people like you. ""First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me". by: Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) a prominent Protestant pastor who emerged as an outspoken public foe of Adolf Hitler and spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps.
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Saving the Planet, One Denier at a Time

McCargar Wrote: Aug 10, 2014 2:18 PM
Back in the late 70's, early 80's, full-custom IC design was dramatically more difficult than it is now. For the most part, we programmed the entire model, it wasn't done with purchased software packages because our devices, like most smaller companies, had our own wafer-fab, and because of that, the components used in our IC's were 100% our design. Whether or not hydrodynamic modeling is "much more difficult" (your need to be superior must overwhelm you at times), my point stands. If your software models fail in business, you fail. Reality has no such hold on government-funded science.
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Saving the Planet, One Denier at a Time

McCargar Wrote: Aug 10, 2014 1:52 PM
During my career building an IC design and manufacturing company, I had significant experience developing software models for the devices I was designing, many which ended up in spacecraft. Highly technical devices for use in extreme conditions where repair would be impossible. When you produce your software model, you plug in knowns and assumptions. I could make the devices do many things with the assumptions, that wouldn't actually work when the device was manufactured. Had I produced software models that produced real-world failure on the scale accomplished by climate-scientists, my company wouldn't have grown to 3500 employees around the world, because my devices would have failed in the applications for which they were designed. Failed devices would have, and should have crippled the company. Only in government funded science can failure on this scale continue to be funded.
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