Barack Obama, our next President

"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep," Obama cautioned. Young and charismatic but with little experience on the national level, Obama smashed through racial barriers and easily defeated ... Read more

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

Coldwater, Mi

#879544 Mar 25, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
That's what the Greeks and Cypriots thought.
Italy is next.
I think so
Grampy

South Windsor, CT

#879545 Mar 25, 2013
"Francois Bozize, president of the Central African Republic, overthrown by rebels."
http://www.newsday.com/news/world/francois-bo...

This is what happens when a dictator can't enact stringent gun control laws and lacks a domestic fleet of armed drones.

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#879546 Mar 25, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
That is totally incorrect. Cars that are not driven do not need to be registered.
Doubt that dumbass Dave registers all those junk cars in his front yard.
They make an effective barrier against neighbors taking pot shots at him. By his own admission, two of his rigs have bullet holes in them.

“wake up”

Since: Jan 10

utica ny

#879547 Mar 25, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
As far as adult "children" freeloading, yes.
After 21, get a life of your own.
anyone over 21 should be embarrased if they can not support their own needs.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#879548 Mar 25, 2013
Jimmy wrote:
<quoted text>
The article also has this:
"That was discussed last week in Cyprus… and it’s also been discussed by American liberals, greedily eyeing the huge amounts of cash floating in 401k accounts. "
It reminds us what DemocRats really are today.
your punctuation is off.

Saft also speaks of “financial repression” techniques employed by governments to deal with their debt crises, such as “forcing pension funds to invest in government debt.” That was discussed last week in Cyprus… and it’s also been discussed by American liberals, greedily eyeing the huge amounts of cash floating in 401k accounts.

http://www.humanevents.com/2013/03/25/cyprus-...

nice try though.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#879549 Mar 25, 2013
It will mark the end of an era for Cyprus, which has in effect spent the past decade advertising itself as a place where wealthy individuals who want to avoid taxes and scrutiny can safely park their money, no questions asked. But it may also mark at least the beginning of the end for something much bigger: the era when unrestricted movement of capital was taken as a desirable norm around the world.

But the truth, hard as it may be for ideologues to accept, is that unrestricted movement of capital is looking more and more like a failed experiment.

It’s hard to imagine now, but for more than three decades after World War II financial crises of the kind we’ve lately become so familiar with hardly ever happened. Since 1980, however, the roster has been impressive: Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Chile in 1982. Sweden and Finland in 1991. Mexico again in 1995. Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Korea in 1998. Argentina again in 2002. And, of course, the more recent run of disasters: Iceland, Ireland, Greece, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Cyprus

What’s the common theme in these episodes? Conventional wisdom blames fiscal profligacy — but in this whole list, that story fits only one country, Greece. Runaway bankers are a better story; they played a role in a number of these crises, from Chile to Sweden to Cyprus. But the best predictor of crisis is large inflows of foreign money: in all but a couple of the cases I just mentioned, the foundation for crisis was laid by a rush of foreign investors into a country, followed by a sudden rush out

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/25/opinion/kru... ;

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#879550 Mar 25, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
That's what the Greeks and Cypriots thought.
Italy is next.
Right, Italy is a financial disaster too.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#879551 Mar 25, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
That is totally incorrect. Cars that are not driven do not need to be registered.
Doubt that dumbass Dave registers all those junk cars in his front yard.
Here in Boca Raton you cannot keep a car in your driveway that is not registered; you'd get fined daily by the City. It may be a city law.

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#879552 Mar 25, 2013
moshx wrote:
<quoted text> anyone over 21 should be embarrased if they can not support their own needs.
....or separation from high school, whichever comes first.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#879554 Mar 25, 2013
Jimmy wrote:
<quoted text>
The article also has this:
"That was discussed last week in Cyprus… and it’s also been discussed by American liberals, greedily eyeing the huge amounts of cash floating in 401k accounts. "
It reminds us what DemocRats really are today.
I agree
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#879555 Mar 25, 2013
Obama never stood a chance with Israel's analysts

Barely did [Barack Obama] finish his resounding speech before it was engulfed in waves of sour, skeptical, judgmental negativity from our studio analysts. If anyone tries to talk about hope, peace and justice, they’ll tell you how “naive” and “childish” it is. After all, these carefully selected studio pundits—experienced journalists, university professors, retired army generals—know their stuff. They always say what is expected of them. &#8207;(Otherwise they won’t be invited back.&#8207;) They generally know everything, and they did not disappoint.

They know things that we simple listeners, who thrilled to Obama’s words, do not. They are graduates of the Israeli education system, which taught them that in 1948 we were the few against the many &#8207;(a lie&#8207;) and that all the refugees fled from their villages &#8207;(another lie&#8207;). To them, the nakba is no more than a Palestinian PR stunt. So is the occupation.

As adults these pundits cozied up to the politicians, from whom they learned that former Prime Minister Ehud Barak left no stone unturned in his desire to make peace &#8207;(a lie&#8207;) and that former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert offered Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas the moon &#8207;(another lie&#8207;); that there is no Palestinian partner for peace and that Israel is a peace-loving nation &#8207;(lie, lie&#8207;).

http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/obama-never-st...
Grampy

South Windsor, CT

#879556 Mar 25, 2013
"Obama Administration Unblocks $500 Million For Palestinian Authority"

Now Iran can get paid for all those rockets they've supplied to Hamas and Hezbollah. This infusion of cash should allow them to ramp up and complete their Nuke project
Grampy

South Windsor, CT

#879557 Mar 25, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Here in Boca Raton you cannot keep a car in your driveway that is not registered; you'd get fined daily by the City. It may be a city law.
Will they fine you if you park them in your frontyard sinkhole?
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#879558 Mar 25, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
That is totally incorrect. Cars that are not driven do not need to be registered.
Doubt that dumbass Dave registers all those junk cars in his front yard.
Galt continues to ignore that there are 50 states and thousands of municipalities each with a variety of laws and ordinances. Oh and those pesky HOA's too.
Grampy

South Windsor, CT

#879559 Mar 25, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Obama never stood a chance with Israel's analysts
True, Israel's analysts are wary of all Muslims.
Grampy

South Windsor, CT

#879560 Mar 25, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Galt continues to ignore that there are 50 states and thousands of municipalities each with a variety of laws and ordinances. Oh and those pesky HOA's too.
How's the Medicare working out?
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#879561 Mar 25, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>' freeloading spawn', is that how rightwingers are referring to kids these days?
Do you honestly think Galt has and spawn? Hell, he doesn't even have any furniture!

Meanwhile back at the ranch, these twitterers dig their own grave:

George Zimmerman's Brother, Robert Zimmerman Jr., Stirs Firestorm With Racially Charged Comparison

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/25/geor...

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#879562 Mar 25, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
It will mark the end of an era for Cyprus, which has in effect spent the past decade advertising itself as a place where wealthy individuals who want to avoid taxes and scrutiny can safely park their money, no questions asked. But it may also mark at least the beginning of the end for something much bigger: the era when unrestricted movement of capital was taken as a desirable norm around the world.
But the truth, hard as it may be for ideologues to accept, is that unrestricted movement of capital is looking more and more like a failed experiment.
It’s hard to imagine now, but for more than three decades after World War II financial crises of the kind we’ve lately become so familiar with hardly ever happened. Since 1980, however, the roster has been impressive: Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Chile in 1982. Sweden and Finland in 1991. Mexico again in 1995. Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Korea in 1998. Argentina again in 2002. And, of course, the more recent run of disasters: Iceland, Ireland, Greece, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Cyprus
What’s the common theme in these episodes? Conventional wisdom blames fiscal profligacy — but in this whole list, that story fits only one country, Greece. Runaway bankers are a better story; they played a role in a number of these crises, from Chile to Sweden to Cyprus. But the best predictor of crisis is large inflows of foreign money: in all but a couple of the cases I just mentioned, the foundation for crisis was laid by a rush of foreign investors into a country, followed by a sudden rush out
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/25/opinion/kru... ;
It's never a spending problem, is it. It's always the rich putting the screws to somebody, isn't it. It's never the lavish social coddling that overburdens an economy, is it. The 'remedy' always requires the creative exploitation of those that survive outside government involvement, doesn't it.

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

Coldwater, Mi

#879564 Mar 25, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>Government Sets Its Sights on Private Retirement Accounts:“Giant Effort to Redistribute the Wealth of America’s Older Citizens”
http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/governm...
Supreme Court Outs Obama As The Biggest Middle Class Tax Hiker
This is probably just the beginning. There is, in fact, no effective limit on what government can force people to buy and pay for with yet another tax.
For example, in an effort to pay for Obamacare deficits, a second Obama administration conceivably could announce a confiscatory tax that involves seizing private 401(K) and pension plans, like Argentina’s deficit-plagued national government did in 2008.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jimpowell/2012/06...
If I said that I conceivably could do the same, I would be making a true statement. But yes I could agree. lol

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

Coldwater, Mi

#879565 Mar 25, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
As far as adult "children" freeloading, yes.
After 21, get a life of your own.
I remember when it was after high school that one did and if one quit high school it was sooner. LOL.
We weren't coddled and allowed to freeload.

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