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Is Thinking Obsolete?

SolofTexas Wrote: Aug 05, 2014 3:55 PM
I agree with your sentiment but the word is "delusional" (as in deluded). Don't give he bad guys ammo.
In the technology industries, the trend has been NOT to hire experienced personnel, but rather, hire H1B visa holders at lower wages. Many of these visa holders return to their homelands after a few years and start companies using knowledge and experience acquired in the US. In tech, at best most older people can only acquire short term contracts (6-18 months) not full time employment, because of IRS regulations involving income tax withholding and the large supply of cheap H1B labor.
Frisky -- What do you base your faith in the DoC numbers upon? For all we really know, the growth numbers ARE negative. The Ministry of Truth reports ... "We are at war with East Asia. We have always been at war with East Asia. Eurasia is our ally. Eurasia has always been our ally." - George Orwell "1984"
I have observed the phenomenon of rising unemployment and slow economic growth in reality, even in regions that we are told are "booming". The progressives sell their entitlement programs as a social safety net - but if it even exists, it is not very good. It strikes me that the European Socialist policies that Obama has adopted serve one conscious purpose - to restore the European Feudalism of the Dark Ages.
In my opinion, the President is lawless. No one can attain and hold the office through incompetency, but treachery is another story. After the Constitutional Convention, Benjamin Franklin explained they had given us a Republic if we could keep it. We have not kept it.
We need no income tax of any kind. We need the Fair Tax.
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Rand Paul and the Gutless Generation

SolofTexas Wrote: Jul 14, 2014 6:10 AM
Mr. Ransom -- When you deride libertarians I think it is important to know why you do so. In this article I think you have explained yourself clearly and thoughtfully. I think it is a failure of Ron and Rand Paul to explain that when the US interferes in the affairs of other sovereign states it is for good reason. When that interference is justified, it should be done decisively, To quote Machiavelli ... it is better to be feared than loved. The two justifications are self defense and treaty. It is very important to think carefully upon entering into a treaty. It is why the Framers codified the consent of the Senate in our Constitution before treaties should be binding. The most terrible consequence of the use of our armed forces is this ... we must be prepared to use nuclear weapons to prevail. I persona believe there are only three excellent Presidents in the 20th Century and they won't make most historians lists: Calvin Coolidge,, Dwight Eisenhower, and Ronald Reagan: The thing I admire most about Eisenhower is that he understood the terror of war yet (behind the scenes) he made clear to the Soviet Union he as prepared to use nuclear weapons.if other means of conflict resolution failed. .
Mr. Ransom -- You have sometimes misinterpreted my comments. I fear you believe I criticize when I don't. Maybe it's the strain of being under constant attack? I still do not understand why George W's administration did not make the simple and straightforward case that we were enforcing an armistice rather than conjure the WMD argument. If America wishes to be the terror of the world so be it. I would prefer we be the inspiration of the world.
The national leadership is NUTS. But on the whole we continue to re-elect these same leaders. It follows that we are collectively insane because we keep doing the same things while expecting different results,
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