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#116642 Oct 12, 2012
Nearly 100 years ago Argentina was one of the most wealthy countries on this earth ...... and then came Socialism in the form of Fascism. And the rest is history. Will America become another Argentina?

Don't Cry For Me Argentina: July 28, 2011 -

By Anna Edgerton

Argentina knows crises. In December of 2001 the doors of the banks were shuttered, 26 people were killed in violent protests across the country, and President De la Rua was evacuated from the presidential palace in a helicopter. A few months later the country defaulted, and the $93 billion it couldn’t afford to pay was the biggest default in history.

Now the United States is poised to break that record. It owes $14 trillion and has to borrow more to pay the bills that come due starting August 2nd. If the debt ceiling—an arbitrary number set by congress limiting how much the country can borrow—is not raised in less than a week, the size of U.S. default and the ensuing effect on the world’s finances will dwarf Argentina’s example.

That the most powerful nation in the world should find itself in this predicament is baffling to those who survived the implosion of the Argentine economy 10 years ago. From the outside, the United States seems like “the monster that controls everything,” says Horacio Rovelli, Argentina’s national director of macroeconomic policy. He points out that the United States has an enormous economy, the world’s reserve currency, and the headquarters of the IMF and the World Bank in Washington DC, all of which gives the North American “monster” a privileged position in the global economy. The current U.S. debt crisis for an Argentine looks absurd and unnecessary.

The financial crisis of 2008 shook the foundations of the U.S. economy, but it still has some “relative advantages over the rest of the world,” says Daniel Szpigiel, a professor of economics at University of La Matanza in Buenos Aires. The U.S. business culture is efficient and responsible, enforced by a judicial system that is widely trusted. Bureaucracy at all levels is straightforward and largely free of overt corruption. The government is unlikely to be overthrown by a dictator or a populist coup. Until recently, there was ample capital for entrepreneurs to enact ideas that for a long time made the United States the world’s capital of innovation.

Argentina on the other hand was just seventeen years in after a military dictatorship when the annual inflation in March of 1990 was 20,262 percent, a period of the most soaring hyperinflation. Pegging the peso to the dollar enabled Argentina to curb inflation. Without the ability to manipulate its own currency, however, Argentina had one less tool to maintain economic equilibrium and competitiveness in foreign markets. It wound up borrowing more from the IMF, twice in the first half of 2001, and found itself paying an unsustainable 88.3 percent of GDP in interest on its debt.

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#116643 Oct 12, 2012
A default was all but necessary, and painful. When President Nestor Kirchner, the deceased husband of the current president, Cristina Kirchner, restructured Argentina’s debt in March 2005, the country’s creditors (besides the IMF, who was paid in full) had to accept 35 cents on the dollar. This move marginally raised Argentina’s standing on the international economic stage, but its sovereign credit rating had been wrecked by political turmoil and default.“They won’t see you with good eyes,” said Rovelli of potential investors,“they’ll remember what your conduct was like before.”

It is difficult to directly apply lessons from Argentina’s default to the ongoing crisis in the United States. Argentina’s economy has been growing by seven to nine percent for the past seven years, although the strength of their recovery should be attributed more to high commodity prices and China’s demand for soy—of which Argentina is the world´s third largest producer—than to debt restructuring. Moreover, Argentina has never had a strong culture of banks lending to individuals or small businesses. In the United States, these sectors of the economy would be the first ones to be affected by a default, because a downgrading of its sovereign credit rating would result in higher interest rates. In some ways, the U.S. economy has more to lose and less immediate recourse for recovery.

The U.S. government somewhat resembles Homer Simpson, suggested Rovelli,“He has his wife and his house and everything, but he’s completely useless.” That the United States—the all-powerful monster—is being likened to a beer-guzzling cartoon character changes the dynamics of the global economic game, challenging the United States’ position of authority.

Alberto José Francomano, an Argentine economist and fiscal analyst says despite the force the U.S. exerts on the world, especially through military and economic means, it doesn’t even have “the most basic political coordination.” The rest of the world is watching, not just out of curiosity over how the United States will solve its internal issues, but also because of the adverse effects the actions of a few intransigent American politicians might have on the wealth of the world.

The headlines in Argentina ask "What would happen to us if the U.S. defaults?” The global economy is still reeling from a crisis that began with U.S. economic ills. An unnecessary default would indicate that U.S. political realm is sick as well.
http://www.worldpolicy.org/blog/2011/07/28/do...
O no the boogy man

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#116644 Oct 12, 2012
O no!! say it inst so, Blah Blah... Mittens will save you ...
LRS

Shreveport, LA

#116645 Oct 12, 2012
Johannes wrote:
<quoted text>
Never a reply that addresses the topic.
Never a reply that disputes the previous comment.
Never a reply with any substance.
Always a reply with namecalling.
Always a reply with a personal attack.
Always a reply that is worthless.
And how would you describe this post of yours Pops? goofball
LRS

Shreveport, LA

#116646 Oct 12, 2012
Ellen1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Subject to the jurisdiction of means having to obey the law of the United States. Everyone in the USA, citizens and aliens (both legal and illegal) has to obey the laws of the USA. Only foreign diplomats and their families do not, and they are the only ones in the USA that are not subject to the jurisdiction.
“Who does not know that every person born within the limits of the Republic is, in the language of the Constitution, a natural-born citizen.” Rep. John A. Bingham, The congressional globe, Volume 61, Part 2. pg. 2212 (1869)”
Is that really your understanding of 'subject to the jurisdiction of'? LMAO
You don't need to ever attempt to play "Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader". LOL Your interpretation is idiotic at best!

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#116647 Oct 12, 2012
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
It is safe to assume that all of us on this forum have above average IQ's
WOW -- do you include yourself, el grande birther, suzysquaw, Lars, and Justus (none of whom got beyond high school) as above average?
Ellen1

Arlington, MA

#116648 Oct 12, 2012
LRS wrote:
<quoted text>
Is that really your understanding of 'subject to the jurisdiction of'? LMAO
You don't need to ever attempt to play "Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader". LOL Your interpretation is idiotic at best!
So you say. But you are wrong.

Yick Wo v. Hopkins (1886)
In Yick Wo v. Hopkins, a case involving the rights of Chinese immigrants, the Court ruled that the 14th Amendment's statement, "Nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws," applied to all persons "without regard to any differences of race, of color, or of nationality," and to "an alien, who has entered the country, and has become subject in all respects to its jurisdiction, and a part of its population, although alleged to be illegally here." (Kaoru Yamataya v. Fisher, 189 U.S. 86 (1903))

Wong Wing v. U.S.(1896)
Citing Yick Wo v. Hopkins, the Court, in the case of Wong Wing v. US, further applied the citizenship-blind nature of the Constitution to the 5th and 6th amendments, stating "... it must be concluded that all persons within the territory of the United States are entitled to the protection guaranteed by those amendments, and that even aliens shall not be held to answer for a capital or other infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law."

Plyler v. Doe (1982)
In Plyler v. Doe, the Supreme Court struck down a Texas law prohibiting enrollment of illegal aliens in public school. In its decision, the Court held, "The illegal aliens who are plaintiffs in these cases challenging the statute may claim the benefit of the Equal Protection Clause, which provides that no State shall 'deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.' Whatever his status under the immigration laws, an alien is a 'person' in any ordinary sense of that term… The undocumented status of these children vel non does not establish a sufficient rational basis for denying them benefits that the State affords other residents."

http://usgovinfo.about.com/od/rightsandfreedo ...

For further research:

ttp://tesibria.typepad.com/wha ts_your_evidence/scotus-natura l-born-citizen-a-compendium.ht ml

And:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural_born_cit...

And:

http://www.redstate.com/ironchapman/2012/05/2...

And:

http://naturalborncitizenshipresearch.blogspo...

And:

http://www.obamabirthbook.com/http:/www.obama...

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#116649 Oct 12, 2012
she said. "I'm not sure people in France would have gone to all that trouble."

Letters sent from Nazi labor camp delivered 70 years later
By Claudine Zap | The Lookout –

This love story involves a man sent to a Nazi labor camp in World War II, his family back in France, and an antique letter collector—and die-hard romantic—in the United States who reunited the lost notes with the family.
Here's the story: Marcel Heuzé, a French tool worker, was deported to a German work camp in 1942 during the war. He built engines, armored vehicles and tanks at the Daimler-Benz factory, from where he sent letters back home to his wife and three daughters.
Many apparently never made it to their intended recipients, probably intercepted by German censors. By chance, an American, Carolyn Porter, spotted the French missives in an antiques store in Minnesota. What caught her eye were the French terms of endearment—so she bought the batch and had them translated.
According to the Telegraph, the amateur sleuth, with the help of a genealogist, tracked down Heuzé's family, contacted them and turned over the letters to the grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Heuzé, who was released from the camp in 1944 and returned to his family, died 20 years ago.
Tiffanie Raux, 24, Heuzé's great-granddaughter, said the family was grateful to Porter for her "altruistic" gesture. "It's very American," she said. "I'm not sure people in France would have gone to all that trouble."
For her part, Porter told the publication she had hoped for a happy ending, which she herself delivered.

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#116650 Oct 12, 2012
Jacques Ottawa wrote:
I don't think I'm qualified to guess what yours or anyone else's is.
True statement, but give this is just one of rube's games.
Please give it a try. The only rule is that you may not use more than two digits.

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#116651 Oct 12, 2012
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
There is suspicion that Chief Justice Roberts was coerced into voting for Obama Care.
There is suspicion that President Obama is not a natural-born American citizen and that there are space aliens near Roswell, NM.
=
As with all "birther" suspicions the statements are devoid of any EVIDENTIARY FACTS.

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#116652 Oct 12, 2012
LRS wrote:
It's called bias for the first black president just like the media has done. Same game. To a "T"! Why are you too stupid to see it for what it is?
Since the entire world has joined in a conspiracy against the "birther"-tea crumpet minority (all three of you including r. limbaugh), who cares what you think. Majority rules, and overwhelming majority crushes!!

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#116653 Oct 12, 2012
President Starky wrote:
Roman Catholics are moving toward Romney/ Ryan and away from the party of abortion.
Ryan admitted that the GOP also in favor of abortion. Murder is murder.

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#116655 Oct 12, 2012
We can't afford another four more years of Obama!
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U.S. budget deficit tops $1 trillion for fourth straight year
By Rachelle Younglai | Reuters – 33 mins ago
>
WASHINGTON (Reuters)- The United States government reported a budget surplus for the final month of the 2012 fiscal year, but the tiny bump in revenues did not prevent the country's deficit from exceeding $1 trillion for the fourth year in a row.
The 2012 budget gap was $1.089 trillion, narrower than last year's deficit of $1.297 trillion because of higher corporate income tax receipts and less spending, the Treasury Department said on Friday.
The deficit equaled 7.0 percent of U.S. economic output, down from 8.7 percent last year, the department said. Economists generally consider deficits exceeding 3.0 percent of gross domestic product to be unsustainable in the long term.
http://news.yahoo.com/u-budget-deficit-tops-1...

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#116656 Oct 12, 2012
LRS wrote:
Are you so ignorant you can't recall what years those cases were in? And why did you drop the 2012 from my post. 2008-2012.....enuf said.
It was YOU who stated one of the cases was from 2008. The inauguration was in 2009.

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#116657 Oct 12, 2012
Terri Tanna wrote:
<quoted text>
There is suspicion that President Obama is not a natural-born American citizen and that there are space aliens near Roswell, NM.
=
As with all "birther" suspicions the statements are devoid of any EVIDENTIARY FACTS.
Well, it is a fact that there is a space alien in The Farm North of Hinsdale

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#116659 Oct 12, 2012
LRS wrote:
Murder? You'll find plenty that disagree with you on that.
No doubt, but it is an infallible doctrine of the Roman Catholic church that abortion is murder. Paul Ryan turned his back (and Willard's) on all the devout genuine Roman Catholics who previously supported him. One cannot be a Roman Catholic who receives the Eucharist if one supports abortion. PERIOD. THERE IS NO ROOM FOR DISCUSSION.

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#116660 Oct 12, 2012
Is he giving Biden a hint or is it an escape vehicle or both!

Joe Biden fans raising money to buy VP a Trans Am
By Eric Pfeiffer, Yahoo! News | The Sideshow –

A parody of Vice President Joe Biden from the satirical news outlet The Onion has apparently morphed into an honest-to-goodness political reality. Some supporters of Biden have started a fundraising page to buy the country's second-highest-ranking political figure a vintage Trans Am sports car.
"In order to let Vice President Biden know just how much we appreciate him, while also making a very silly part of the internet come true (we are the internet after all); let's buy Uncle Joe a Trans Am like the one that is featured in the Onion article," writes the campaign's creator, Bob McCown, who is based in Massachusetts. McCown, perhaps better known as "Hack Patooey," on Fark, worked with some of his colleagues there on the idea, which they first posted here.
And while anyone can set up a farcical fundraising page, this humorous campaign has some very real support. It has received more than $1,000 in financial commitments from more than 80 donors.
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/joe-bide...

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#116661 Oct 12, 2012
LRS wrote:
Let's hear the quote.
Gosh, you are ignorant.
It is not a "quote." It is an infallible doctrine of the Roman Catholic church.
LRS

Shreveport, LA

#116662 Oct 12, 2012
Terri Tanna wrote:
<quoted text>
Since the entire world has joined in a conspiracy against the "birther"-tea crumpet minority (all three of you including r. limbaugh), who cares what you think. Majority rules, and overwhelming majority crushes!!
Who cares what you think? Have you ever "earned" an honest dollar in your entire pathetic existence? I highly doubt it. Crush? What can you crush little one? Nada. Did you see where Romney continues to move up in the swing states? LMAO BTW, the highly uneducated jacqazz rated the debate at 85 for Biden and 15 for Ryan. As I've said before, clueless! stoolpigeons and too stupid to realize it. LMAO

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#116663 Oct 12, 2012
President Starky wrote:
That'll make voters forget all about the largest tax hike in American history
Largest tax hike?
Please tell the Class when that occurred.
Federal income tax rates at this exact moment are the lowest they have been since the implementation of the XVIth Amendment. For middle income people fully one-third of what the marginal rate was under R.Reagan during his first term.

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