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Obama wants a smaller, humbler, insignificant USA. He skillfully walks a tightrope because even most Democrats, e.g., Sen. Menendez do not want to dake their won multi-cultural beliefs to their logical conclusions.
He IS connected to reality. He just has different goals than most Americans, even most Democrats. He is willing to take his political allies' Multi-Culti worldview to its logical conclusion: He wants a smaller, humbler, poorer USA who will take her rightful place among the backbenchers in the UN. Since most of even his supporters don't want to go that far, he walks a tightrope - masterfully.
Adam Smith, in "The Wealth of Nations", points out that, although houses represent wealth, they are not leveraged as capital. You don't use a house to generate additional wealth like you do other real estate such as a farm or a factory. Investing in a house is more like speculating in the Commodities Futures Markets. Futures traders serve a purpose, by allowing people in the know to deal with risk so the rest of us deal with more predictability. So it seems odd that 'the rest of us' are so eager to deal in real estate futures. Understandable, one one level, because, in the long run, land is limited supply whereas demand will increase with population. So - long run - a not-so-risky gamble, as futures markets go. But it works against 'the wealth of the nation' that the principle investment for the middle & lower classes is a house. As a nation, wouldn't it be better if 'the little people' would leverage more of their meager wealth as capital instead? It would add up. (It would keep housing more affordable, too.) Current Social Engineering (Government policy) distorts incentives, encouraging housing futures speculation beyond the natural point, thereby unnaturally depressing capital investment.
Best Separate-But-Equal Awards. No one has ever told me why Actors &Actresses have Separate-But-Equal Awards when the Hollywood crowd is so vocally Feminist. Are Actoring & Acrtressing such different skills?
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Fetal Pain is Grounded in Science

Nos Nevets Wrote: Jan 22, 2015 10:24 AM
Sorry about that, chief. Please ignore the premature post.
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Fetal Pain is Grounded in Science

Nos Nevets Wrote: Jan 22, 2015 10:09 AM
Roe V. Wade declared that the state has a legitimate interest once the child is "viable" outside the womb. At what gestational age is a child deemed viable under current medical technology? This age should move earlier & earlier as technology improves. What if an artificial womb makes the baby's life possible from week 1, or day 1? Then we'll find out if the Pro-Aabortion crowd is fighting for a woman's right over her own body, or a right to kill her baby. We'll also find out how pro-life the Pro-Life crowd is. Are they going to be willing to support a huge population of test-womb babies? Millions per year?
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Fetal Pain is Grounded in Science

Nos Nevets Wrote: Jan 22, 2015 10:04 AM
Roe V. Wade declared the state has a legitimate interest once the child is "viable" outside the womb. At what gestational age is a child deemed viable un der current medical technology. It should be a date the moves earlier & earlier. What if an artificial womb makes the baby's life possible even earlier? Then we'll find out if it's about a woman's right over her own body or a right to kill her baby.
A problem: If you just split out Actor/Actress, what about all the other genders?
There's a very easy solution. Do the same thing for all categories that they did for Acting awards. Last year the complaint was female directors were ignored. This year the complaint is about ignoring Black everything. There are Separate-But-Equal Awards for Best Actor &. Best Actress. Why not Separate-But_Equal Awards for Best Director &. Best Directress. Why not Separate-But-Equal Awards for Best White & Best Of-Colour, any category.
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Will the West Defend Itself?

Nos Nevets Wrote: Jan 21, 2015 2:05 PM
Cowpersons & Native Americans
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