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"Please don't misunderstand, but what you have just regurgitated is very much the sort of history that totalitarian regimes have done in the past ..."

 

I don't misunderstand. When you load a statement with words like "regurgitated" I understand your point of view very well. I can't tell you how to get to your local library, but I can tell you to check out books like FDR's Folly and The Forgotten Man. Unlike bios of FDR, these books are written by economists and take a look at his economic policies.

 

"There are much better drinks out there than just Kool-aid."

 

Then by all means, switch your brand for one of them. Oh, and please use more sources than you've shown here.

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> {quote:title=JakeHolman wrote:}{quote}

> The great Milton Friedman said it best..."There are no free lunches"

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Don't tell that to the Oil Companies or Abramoff! Milty's ideas had 14 years for improvement this last round: Congress with the 1994 Contract on America (6) and then added a GOP Executive branch to the mix (8). _It's failed_. Get over it, and get along with the other side, or get out of the way.

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I would love to add to these posts, but with our market forces and our economy these days, I have to go to work for the sixth day this week. Catch you all later...

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Hey, Kyle.

 

How's things? School started two weeks ago here. But then Fay gave us a week off.

 

Yes, if you're "suspected" of being a terrorist, but really a no-fly list (which you can get off of), isn't really anything to moan about compared to the alternative. I'm on the shady list myself, it seems because I'm always pulled over and searched whenever I fly. Probably because of my trips to Norther Ireland years ago. No big deal. And no one wants the government looking into their emails, etc., but there's no way they have enough people to randomly check normal citizens out like that. You're only going to be investigated if you're doing something you shouldn't be doing. Stay off terrorist websites and don't call terrorists' phone numbers and you'll be just fine. FISA only does what the FBI does when investigating the mob or other organized criminal groups, but for some reason everyone's up in arms when they want to investigate suspected terrorists. If you've ever seen HBO's The Wire, when phone numbers of drug dealers were called, the cop's computer that had the number stored in it switches on and records the call. Same thing with terrorist's numbers. So only those calls are monitored, it's not random. And they stopped something happening to the Brooklyn Bridge from monitoring those calls.

 

I'm going to be too busy with school for the next Challenge, but I'll check back on it to support the Challengers.

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Dewey1960 -

 

How are _you?_

My prodding below of MattHelm to "throw in" on 'filmlover's new Challenge goes for _you_ too. I hope you consider it - seriously!

 

Kyle In Hollywood

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"Ooohh, I had a little guinea pig. I kept him on the shelf

with a little brownie camera so he could reproduce himself."

*F. McGee*

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>sour and dour casablancalover wrote...Don't tell that to the Oil Companies or Abramoff! Milty's ideas had 14 years for improvement this last round: Congress with the 1994 Contract on America (6) and then added a GOP Executive branch to the mix (8). It's failed. Get over it, and get along with the other side, or get out of the way."

 

Hmmm...

 

Such anger...

 

The oil companies earned their profits by investing billions of dollars in research and exploration and there were no guarantees the risk would pay off. That's called capitalism. No one was talking about the big, bad oil companies years ago when their stocks were considered dogs. You are lucky you live in a country where big oil has provided millions the ability to have freedom and mobility.

 

Abramoff was a lobbyist who worked both sides of the aisle.

 

Milton Friedman had absolutely nothing to do with him. Friedman was a highly respected Economist.

 

Milton Friedman's ideas were for small and I do mean small government and individual liberty from an overbearing state.

 

I hardly think his policies were responsible for the fiscal condition the government is in today.

 

If you believe government will take care of you and make your life better, that is your right.

But I think you will be sadly disappointed if O' bama gets elected. Redistribution of wealth and moving away from capitalist policies will, imo, doom us to mediocrity and a decline in living standards.

 

The 1994 Contract with America had all points voted on and some were implemented. Mr Clinton was an impediment to many other reforms.

 

I'd like to see term limits and a balanced budget amendment just to name a few...

 

Yep, I will get out of your way but I will never cease to resist socialism.

 

 

 

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Why does the U.S. sometimes appear to be the only Western democracy where a significant part of the population assumes that capitalism and egalitarianism simply must be mutually exclusive? Because in some other capitalist countries, they aren't.

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I don't think it would hurt the oil companies to lower prices a little, but what people aren't getting is that the government makes more in gas taxes than the oil companies do in profits, in this country. Why not make demands for the government to lower the price on gas taxes? It makes more sense. We should learn from FDR's NRA and the price gouging that goes with government regulating prices in the private sector. People need to realize that corporations don't pay taxes ... we pay them when we buy their services or goods. By taxing corporations more, we're just raising the cost of everything. Every price has imbedded taxes, no matter what the product is, and then the state, federal, and local governments tack on their taxes on top of it.

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>mutually exclusive

 

Hey, I like that - two events which cannot happen at the same time - like writing about politics and knowing what you're writing about ;)

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> {quote:title=scsu1975 wrote:}{quote}

> >mutually exclusive

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> Hey, I like that - two events which cannot happen at the same time - like writing about politics and knowing what you're writing about ;)

 

I wonder if I know what you mean. ;)

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I wonder if anyone knows what I mean.

 

I wonder why the sky is blue.

 

And I wonder wonder .. who, who who who who ... who wrote the book on love

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Well, that's the wonder ... the wonder of youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu.

 

Thank you, thank you very much

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*"...there's no way they have enough people to randomly check normal citizens out like that. You're only going to be investigated if you're doing something you shouldn't be doing."* - MattHelm

 

There are computers that "do" the work (private industry computers, no less) that is logistically impossible for persons to perform.

 

And I cringe at the prospect that an American citizen "shouldn't be doing" something out of fear of drawing attention to himself/herself. If I wanted to take out "The Anarchist's Cookbook" from the library - solely out of an idle and unmalicious curiosity of what exactly is in the notorious volume - it should not mark me "a person of interest". And subject me to unlimited imprisonment without charge.

 

*The Westerner*, *Fury* and *The Ox-Box Incident* may be only movies. But ask Richard Jewell if they were only fiction. Or David Hatfill.

 

Kyle In Hollywood

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"Oohh, I bought a goat and his name was Jack. But he got homesick

so I had to give him ba-a-a-ack"

*F.McGee.*

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I just thought I should mention a poll was taken here in Tennesee by Fox17 news. They asked people who they would vote for in the election. Right now as it stands 80% said McCain. 20% said

Obama. And 6% were undecided. That should tell you how most people feel about the election right now.

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