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War? I think the GOP has probably been pretty obstructionist, but why has that happened more this presidency. Has the GOP gotten more radical? Not really when looking at the actual leaders in the House and Senate and what they believe. No, this president is the most radical leftist ever elected. Furthermore, he and his team have virtually never tried to work with the GOP on anything of significance. It seems that his version of compromise is "give me everything I want." I think the GOP has basically given up working with the Dems. Obamacare is the prime example of this. The Democrats wanted it so bad that they decided to make this major change in government and society with NO support from the opposition. I think for many in the GOP that was the final straw. At that point it is just war. I think Barack Obama came in viewing his political opponents as enemies, and the GOP after being fired on so many times simply has decided that if he really means this is war, then we have to fight that way too.
Sentiment not science drives a good deal of public policy. The revenue from sport hunting is often the best thing for game populations. It gives local people an incentive to keep the game alive and to use land for game preserves instead of encroaching on it with development and farming.
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Ron Paul Ruins a Great Economic Rant

sam allen Wrote: Oct 05, 2013 7:25 PM
The disconnect I see in the comments versus Shedlock's point is one of perspective. When considering consumable goods, inflation definitely seems to be higher than reported by the big reports, but Shedlock has really educated me over the last couple of years about the overall picture and how that influences whether or not hyper-inflation is really going to hit. The macro-economics of credit as a portion of the overall money supply is simply not understood by most people.
I find it sadly humorous that homosexuals and lesbians would be or are offended by being compared to people who would have different sexual desires than the norm. Are they really that prudish? Now that they have achieved social acceptance are they now the new defenders of the new normal? My only problem with the Governor is not using this as an opportunity to really push back and show people how ridiculous it is to use the logic of tolerance while begin completely intolerant of other forms of sexual expression. The real point here is not homosexuals and lesbians fear of alternate sexual expressions, but rather that their bad logic will be exposed. Yes, openness to refining marriage in favor of same-sex couple will open up the same legal arguments for all other kinds "marriages."
Primary argument in favor of same-sex marriage: Consenting adults should be able to marry who they love. How does this not apply to siblings who love one another romantically or people who are polyamous (seek love from more than one other person)? Why should the same logic not apply to others? How is it not rank discrimination against all other forms of love not to allow marriage based on other desires? Why should only homosexual and lesbians be affirmed in their identity and not all others? This is not a slippery slope argument because this argument does not go further down the slope, rather it is the exact same argument made toward other desires. Of course, it does reveal that the logic used to justify same-sex marriage when applied fairly toward people that have other desires will effectively destroy marriage as a meaningful legal institution.
Great article Jonah. Andrew Fletcher said, “Let me write the songs of a nation – I don’t care who writes its laws.”
I completely disagree with you Mr. MacKinnon. I think these liberal arts schools should completely divest themselves of all fossil fuel energy stocks, especially those companies that are making any kind of profit. They instead should put all of their money into very futuristic, idealistic, and ecologically moral companies just like Solyndra. Then when the stocks fail those schools will lose a good portion of their endowment funds cause them to have to raise the tuition on these wonderfully informed students.
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