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The Ambassador and the Post Office

SD3 Wrote: Jun 03, 2014 9:30 AM
If UPS had a monopoly wall around it so that it didn't have to compete with anyone, UPS probably wouldn't do very well either. The same government that wails about the deleterious effects of "monopoly' in the private sector, works diligently to eliminate competition from it's own operations..
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The Ambassador and the Post Office

SD3 Wrote: Jun 03, 2014 9:25 AM
By shielding the Post Office from the effects of competition, government has actually prevented it from making changes to its business that might allow it to survive. It's rather like having an alcoholic in the family and, instead of getting him in an AA program, you enable him to keep drinking until he dies. Becasue you care so much about him, of course.
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White Privilege

SD3 Wrote: May 28, 2014 9:02 AM
If your 8 year old meant that the AVERAGE WHITE PERSON can get a job more easily than the AVERAGE BLACK PERSON, he's absolutely right. But did the teacher explain that the average person with a high school diploma can get a job more easily than the average person without one? Which factor do you think is making it harder to get that job?
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Eat Without Fear

SD3 Wrote: May 28, 2014 8:57 AM
I can tell you what the retailer's definition of "organic is". It's "higher margins". Why sell bananas for 50 cents a pound when you can sell organic bananas for 80 cents a pound?
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Random Thoughts

SD3 Wrote: May 27, 2014 2:54 PM
But rhetoric and symbolism is so much easier and satisfying than taking action. #BringBackOurGirls #AssadMustGo.
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Random Thoughts

SD3 Wrote: May 27, 2014 2:51 PM
You don't understand. None of these things failed because they were inherently unworkable. They just didn't have the right people running them. Obama said that THEY were the ones we have been waiting for, but, oops, turns out that was wrong. Next up Hillary will tell you that SHE can run the government honestly and efficiently.
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Poverty and Snow Storms

SD3 Wrote: May 20, 2014 4:32 PM
In the Liberal's Twelve Step program, the fist step is: 1. Admitting that your problems are mainly the result of others' actions. And bad luck.
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Poverty and Snow Storms

SD3 Wrote: May 20, 2014 10:54 AM
Statistically you are very unlikely to be poor if you graduate from high school, work at ANY job, get married and have children (in that order). These are things that all but a small portion of the population CAN do. Poverty is not something that falls on you like rain. It is generally the result of choices. We seem, though, to have a growing number of people who believe that you should not suffer the consequences of your choices. That sounds like compassion to some. To an economist, it sounds like incenting bad choices.
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Young People Will Reject Liberalism’s Lies

SD3 Wrote: May 19, 2014 12:30 PM
You're deluding yourself. Just look to places like France and Spain where the "pain" you refer to is even worse. They still clamor for government to provide them with "free stuff" that makes their lives easier.
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A Dog Whistle to the Left

SD3 Wrote: May 15, 2014 10:01 AM
But those personality traits are success factors in politics. The profession attracts people with those attributes just as professional basketball attracts tall people. When something works for you, you do more of it.
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A Dog Whistle to the Left

SD3 Wrote: May 15, 2014 9:24 AM
Guys like Geithner and Obama do not much care what the truth is. They simply seek the power to be able to determine "truth" for everyone else. Despite all the historical evidence to the contrary government intervention must produce better results than free markets. To believe otherwise would obviate the need for people like Geithner, Obama, and other Wise Men to control what we do with our money.
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