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Random Thoughts

Ted in California Wrote: May 27, 2014 6:49 PM
Will single payer advocates wake up? No. There argument is not a genuine one, they want single payer to gain more control over people. The fact that VA is inefficient and ineffective at providing services does not matter.
The free flow of trade on the high seas makes the modern world work. Long after the last troop pulls out of any foreign land, the Navy is still securing the seas to ensure trade routes stay open. The Navy is the first on scene, an important nuclear attack component, and provides ballistic missile defense. The Navy provides over the horizon attack capabilities from anywhere on Earth. We sustain any long term operation and excel in small unit special operations. The Navy is not as prestigious in the eyes of the public but the men and women who have the honor of being sailors know the importance of their contributions. To my fellow shipmates, cheers.
Sure wish the army would protect our borders.
Coast Guard is law enforcement, not military.
There are many reasons why these kids are being left behind. Integration is good. Or in other words, segregating children on the basis of race is bad. The article seems to equate white flight from urban areas with integration. I don't know if that's true. I think that the rise of the drug culture and inevitable street gangs that control the flow of illegal drugs is a major contributing factor in the decline of urban centers that were mostly populated by Blacks and Latinos after whites moved to the suburbs. The drug culture then created a state of arrested development for minorities. The Democrats sought to gain political power by offering them entitlements but never really addressing the root cause of why these urban centers had begun to decay at a rapid pace. Then the great negative feedback loop was in place, drug gangs created criminals and brought significant violence to the neighborhoods, families disintegrated and welfare was introduced. Liberalism killed these communities, not integration.
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Don’t Regulate Me Bro!

Ted in California Wrote: May 19, 2014 5:15 PM
That is not the only reason to regulate. You are mostly right about one thing, government workers by and in large do not produce anything, they are a service industry. There is an innate urge for people to be enterprising and to want to grow, government workers are no different. Young government workers need to be taught early on that their job is a necessary evil. The way you do that is by having them interact closely with the people they serve. If you allow a bureaucrat to sit at a desk all day and never visit with their customers, they will do wacky things just because it sounds good.
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Don’t Regulate Me Bro!

Ted in California Wrote: May 19, 2014 5:09 PM
I hope that's a true story, if not it was amusing at least.
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Don’t Regulate Me Bro!

Ted in California Wrote: May 19, 2014 5:07 PM
Don't underestimate the power of their disbelief.
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Don’t Regulate Me Bro!

Ted in California Wrote: May 19, 2014 5:06 PM
Exactly Pete, I think that aspect of this report is the most important as well. Small firms suffer the most and there is also the fact that the high cost of regulation means that it becomes cost prohibitive for new firms to even enter the market. Big business doesn't love regulation but they don't fear it like small businesses do.
Not knowing the answer to that question should get him fired.
This is one of several fires in the county. Two new big ones popped up in the past 24 hours and one of those destroyed at least 30 homes in Carlsbad.
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