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The Media and the Mob

Roc1929 Wrote: Aug 21, 2014 9:05 AM
Sometime, I believe, in the ‘70s a NYCPD Sergeant and his driver responded to a man with a knife call in the Borough of Queens. The short story is that on confronting the man and telling him to drop the knife the man charged at the Sergeant. The Sergeant emptied his revolver at the man hitting him five times and killing him. The Sergeant died of a stab wound inflicted by the man with a knife. A policeman friend of mine chasing a fleeing felon ordered him to stop, fired a warning shot and then shot him in the back knocking him down. (It used to be legal to shoot a felon to prevent his escape.) The man got up and ran into the old Penn Station (in NYC). My friend continued the chase and found the felon lying dead at the bottom of a two story staircase having covered a pretty long distance with a severed aorta. Tell me again how many shots are necessary to stop an assailant. By the way, my friend made detective as a result of this shooting.
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The Patriotism of Prosperity

Roc1929 Wrote: Aug 13, 2014 10:46 AM
And don't forget if you lower the corporate tax rate and create a business friendly environment you create more jobs and more jobs mean more tax payers which means more revenue. Other countries have figured this out but it is beyond interests of the liberal politics of envy and resentment.
Hear, Hear!!
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What If Democracy Is a Fraud?

Roc1929 Wrote: Jul 24, 2014 7:48 AM
We were born as a Constitutional Republic following the rule of law. We became a Democracy in 1913. For an explanation go here: http://www.meetup.com/westend912project/messages/boards/thread/8036303
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The Threat To The Scientific Method

Roc1929 Wrote: Jul 22, 2014 11:05 AM
While the perpetrators of the Global Warming scam in the scientific community should not be let off the hook, this quote might help to explain why so many others cling to it. “One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It’s simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.” ? Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
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Our Unwillingness to Defend Ourselves

Roc1929 Wrote: Jul 16, 2014 8:42 AM
Those people who object to corporal punishment suffer from a lack of ability to make distinctions. They don’t seem to be able to tell the difference between a punch in the face and a swat on the behind. Let me see if I can help them with this. A punch in the face is assault: A swat on the behind is an exclamation point.
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The Jewish State in a Morally Sick World

Roc1929 Wrote: Jul 15, 2014 9:24 AM
Flattus: If you can find a pre WWII map of the mid-East you will not find a country called Palestine. What will be shown is the Palestine Territory. A territory is not a country. It is an area of land with no government, no laws and no law enforcement. The territory was occupied by nomadic tribes often in conflict with one another.
Bitcoins are getting traction because we don’t teach basic economics any more (we teach a lot of advanced gobbledygook that few understand and is forgotten as soon as finals are over) so few people understand how wealth is created. Wealth is created by producing more than you need of something that someone else is willing to spend time and energy to acquire. (Think about it.) Wealth consists of possessing transferable assets. Something real and desirable that can be traded for something else real and desirable. In absolute basic terms that’s food, clothing and shelter. Anything else is only desirable after these basic needs are met. Bitcoins masquerade as a politics free fiat currency and therefore stable and reliable. Nonsense! Like fiat money bitcoin is nothing more than an IOU. The difference is that fiat money has governments ability to use force to confiscate your wealth in order to pay off the IOU. Issuers of bitcoins have no such power. When the Ponzi scheme collapses those who have acquired transferable assets using bitcoin come out winners and those who give up transferrable assets to acquire bitcoins come up the losers. And, like all Ponzi schemes there will be a collapse.
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A Bitter After-Taste

Roc1929 Wrote: Jun 17, 2014 11:02 AM
J. Galt: You are right. For a history of governance go here: http://www.meetup.com/westend912project/messages/boards/thread/18244772 To learn of George Orwell's prescience, go here: http://www.meetup.com/westend912project/messages/boards/thread/44387992
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A Bitter After-Taste

Roc1929 Wrote: Jun 17, 2014 9:49 AM
Read or YouTube An American Amnesia by Bruce Herschensohn and you will learn that the North Vietnamese signed a truce but the Democrat Congress refused to vote to provide the South with arms to protect themselves against future aggression. We won in Iraq but the Democrats abandoned the Iraqis before the country became stabilized. Finally, the Shah of Iran was trying to drag Iran, kicking and screaming, into the 20th century. Then the Democrat Jimmy Carter cut him of at the knees and we had 66 Americans held hostage for 444days. What is the lesson? No country as divided as we are should ever go to war. The reason that 13 individual countries came together to form a federation was for defense: To prevent us from being picked off one at a time by England or Spain. When we are militarily strong we have peace when weak we are attacked. And we repeatedly ignore George Washington's counsel to avoid foreign entanglements.
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