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Fascist Leftists in Houston

RichardsKY Wrote: Oct 17, 2014 8:18 AM
Gotta rise up, people!
If you have to say "I am not an empty dress" chances are pretty good that you are, in fact, an empty dress.
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The Politics of Ebola

RichardsKY Wrote: Oct 17, 2014 8:04 AM
So, when someone gives a reason for something (like refusing to ban travel from west Africa) that makes no sense, there are 2 possibilities: either 1) he/she is a complete idiot or 2) there is another hidden reason and they are unwilling to reveal it. Door number 2, Monty. I heard some rumor that the real reason is that those countries already have weak economies and such an announcement by the U.S. would be the last economic straw for those nations. Considering this administration's track record, this is entirely believable to me. He is willing to risk American lives to, in theory only, save the economies of a few African nations. Remember, President Obama, praise be His name, views himself as World Citizen, with greater obligations, such as healing the planet, than his mere mortal commitments to the U.S.
Mr. Schiff speaks, as always, with great wisdom. Money is subject to the laws of supply and demand just the same as everything else, and you only have to observe the exchange at the cash register when you buy this fall's sweater to understand it - you hand over dollars as an even exchange for the sweater. The value of that sweater is what it is so if the supply of dollars goes up, the sweater seller is going to require more dollars before he/she departs with it. Our debt will (must) eventually catch up with us. There is simply no way around it. The only question is when.
$3 trillion taken from the productive to put to mostly unproductive use. Don't see any "good" in that news.
Sorry, but that is not good news.
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The Government and Freedom

RichardsKY Wrote: Oct 16, 2014 8:45 AM
I noted that as well and you are 100% correct - those rights cannot be permanently surrendered, even willingly. I think the Judge just slipped on that one. He is ordinarily spot on with such things.
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The Government and Freedom

RichardsKY Wrote: Oct 16, 2014 8:41 AM
We have too many lemmings in this country who are either completely unaware or who subscribe to the "no harm no foul" "I trust our dear leaders to watch over me" position.
It is just astounding to me that they seem to be using the whack-a-mole strategy for containing this disease. Is it easier to keep the genie in the bottle by letting it out first?
Some of the posts here blame the liberals for the CDC's current and previous blunders. The blame belongs to bureaucracy itself. Mr. Ludwig von Mises explains it very well in his 100-page book "Bureaucracy." Of course, it is the liberals who want more government (and therefore more bureaucracy), so I guess we can blame them after all.
I don't understand the argument against allowing people from west African into the U.S. Once the genie is out of the bottle, how do you put it back in? Isn't the better strategy to keep the genie in the bottle? I don't understand the insistence on treating new patients at local hospitals. Why treat the disease in [pick your number of] different locales when you could move all infected patients to one place? Which is more likely to contain the spread of the disease - having it restricted to one locale or allowing it to be present in multiple locales? I don't think you have to be an expert on infectious diseases to understand these concepts.
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