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Mr Lib

United States

#1021771 Nov 11, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
I suppose your indocrtrinated propaganda never educated you on the base principle of Ayn Rand's idealistic plots. The more people who achieve individual success, the better it is for EVERYONE else. Otherwise, we'll be subjected to the same poverty-stricken living conditions that were evident in every communist country that ever existed in history.
In regard to your earlier post, I doubt the Republican Party is on its "deathbed". But they could conceivably lose some ground.

As for poverty in America, there was not much of a middle class until the after WW II.

It was under Roosevelt that union strikes were made legal and allowed assembly line workers to bargain more effectively for higher wages.

The minimum wage also elevated the standard of living.

And then there were the safety nets of social security and unemployment benefits.

After WW II, thousands of GIs had the opportunity to attend college under the GI Bill.

These were crucial developments in raising the middle class.

Now I won't deny the role played by entrepreneurs, either.

In the final analysis, it required the influence of both to achieve overall prosperity.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1021772 Nov 11, 2013
Wind power trumps birds!!!!

"A wind farm in the Montezuma Hills region of Northern California is seeking a permit to legally kill up to five golden eagles over the next five years even though the raptors are currently protected under federal law and an international migratory bird treaty."

http://m.cnsnews.com/news/article/barbara-hol...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1021773 Nov 11, 2013
Wind power good!!!!!

Killing birds ok...

==========
Evil oil...

"Oilsands giant Syncrude Canada will pay a $3-million penalty for the deaths of 1,600 ducks in one of its toxic tailings ponds in April 2008."

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/syncru...
Vodka

Palm Coast, FL

#1021774 Nov 11, 2013
Lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
We must be grateful,, they will make it easy for Hillary to become the next President.
In the words of Hillary ... "What DIFFERENCE does it make?"... when lily's swigging the old vodka by the gallon...
Vodka

Palm Coast, FL

#1021775 Nov 11, 2013
Lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
What a load
First, Obama ...and next, Hillary ... keep loading up on that booze ... something's got to help ...
Vodka

Palm Coast, FL

#1021776 Nov 11, 2013
Lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
So sayeth the biggest anti Semite on here. Did you read that Bush is raising funds for the Jews fe Jesus?
Thanks Bush! You clowns will never get a candidate into the White House!!!
Hillary: "What DIFFERENCE does it make?"

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1021777 Nov 11, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
In your little pea brain, anyone who speaks the truth about Israel is an infidel.
"Israel's continued control and colonization of Palestinian land have been the primary obstacles to a comprehensive peace agreement in the Middle East." Jimmy Carter
Getting rid of the Shah and instilling Islam in the World had nothing to do with Israel-unless of course you are saying Carter wanted Iran to kill the Jews in Israel.

You are a moron if you posted this comment in response to: Jimmah Carter foisted Islam on the rest of the world. He is the most famous infidel.

And you bash Israel? usm you are a bigot and a retarded bigot at that.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1021778 Nov 11, 2013
Ayn Rand was nuts....

"Venezuelan military seizes major retail chain"

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2013...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1021779 Nov 11, 2013
Priorities...

{Heartless Obama Steals Food From Children to Fund ‘Let’s Move’}

http://www.jammiewf.com/2013/heartless-obama-...

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1021780 Nov 11, 2013
Mr Lib wrote:
<quoted text>
In regard to your earlier post, I doubt the Republican Party is on its "deathbed". But they could conceivably lose some ground.
As for poverty in America, there was not much of a middle class until the after WW II.
It was under Roosevelt that union strikes were made legal and allowed assembly line workers to bargain more effectively for higher wages.
The minimum wage also elevated the standard of living.
And then there were the safety nets of social security and unemployment benefits.
After WW II, thousands of GIs had the opportunity to attend college under the GI Bill.
These were crucial developments in raising the middle class.
Now I won't deny the role played by entrepreneurs, either.
In the final analysis, it required the influence of both to achieve overall prosperity.
The RINOs aren't different than the Democrats. Just like the Democrats will destroy the country to get what they want, the RINOs will destroy the Republican Party to maintain their control. Before the TEA Party can fight the unconstitutional powers controlling the government today, they will have to eliminate the RINO's control of the Republican Party that is an obstacle to engaging the unconstitutional actions of our government.
We'll see how that turns out. No doubt the Democrats will help the RINOs and lend them their magic voting machines where not one person ever presses the wrong button by mistake. If the RINOs lose their control of the Republican Party, then the Democrats will have to directly face the American people. That is something they are doing everything they can think of to avoid.

If what you say is true, then the Great Depression didn't have the effect on the masses as is taught in US history. The living standard of the middle class improved greatly after WW II. However, it is completely inaccurate to state that it didn't exist on a large scale before that. Any study of Americans since the beginning of this country will show without any contradiction that there existed a vibrant middle class from the very beginning. Perhaps you mean to reference an urban middle class, as opposed to a middle class universally. Those independent farmers that used to dominate our country, and the Americans that worked on those farms and built and bought the small houses that existed throughout the entire country from coast to coast before WW II should be evidence enough for you to see that.
How a person with an obvious education as you can be under the impression that a middle class didn't exist before WW II is indicative of the fraudulent history being taught.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1021781 Nov 11, 2013
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
Wind power trumps birds!!!!
"A wind farm in the Montezuma Hills region of Northern California is seeking a permit to legally kill up to five golden eagles over the next five years even though the raptors are currently protected under federal law and an international migratory bird treaty."
http://m.cnsnews.com/news/article/barbara-hol...
Wind turbine blades kill over 600,000 bats @ year__where is the outrage?

BTW house cats kill over 50 million birds per year.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1021782 Nov 11, 2013
Progressive Healthcare mathematics and the Delaware four!!!!

http://www.conservativeintel.com/2013/11/07/d...
JCa

Stockholm, Sweden

#1021783 Nov 11, 2013
Does it really matter who is holding the whip, we are still being whipped?

Check out this video: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/...

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1021784 Nov 11, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
It looks like none of the fraud Democrats here want to touch this fact:
Can someone explain why the networks would outright laugh at the notion of a conspiracy to kill Kennedy for 50 years, then bombard the cable channels with multiple "documentaries" promoting the idea that there was a conspiracy to kill Kennedy and cover it up?
It's obvious the ONE witness never saw a thing.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1021785 Nov 11, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Wind turbine blades kill over 600,000 bats @ year__where is the outrage?
BTW house cats kill over 50 million birds per year.
in case you didn't know: which seems highly likely: the Eagle is a protected bird. Liberals and old bats, not so much--they could be the same.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1021786 Nov 11, 2013
People are good!

"It Begins… St. Louis Woman’s Personal Information Stolen From O-Care Website"

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/11/st-lo...
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1021787 Nov 11, 2013
Some random poster...

"Thieves have to work for Obamacare to find out what’s in it."

Noovuss
Mr Lib

United States

#1021788 Nov 11, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
I suppose your indocrtrinated propaganda never educated you on the base principle of Ayn Rand's idealistic plots. The more people who achieve individual success, the better it is for EVERYONE else. Otherwise, we'll be subjected to the same poverty-stricken living conditions that were evident in every communist country that ever existed in history.
You should take into account that pure, unregulated capitalism can lead to the same kind of mass poverty and totalitarian rule as the far left.

The reason being, that while capitalism is an efficient driver of the market, the capital it produces tends to stick to the hands of a few. And with wealth comes political influence out of all proportion to the numbers who wield it.

Or do you think the political lobbyists of K Street speak for the common voter? Let's not be naieve.

The unregulated capitalism of the 1920s led to the Great Depression of the 1930s. And if not for the social programs of FDR, there could have been a revolution.

To which the wealthy would have used every means in their power to crush. The use of tanks and cavalry on the peaceful Bonus Marchers during Hoover's presidency comes to mind here.

In 2008, capitalism was once again was in crisis. But the safety nets created under Roosevelt were still in place, and more were set up to bail out the distressed banks, AIG and General Motors.

So say what you will about FDR, liberalism and social programs. They work better than you conservatives admit.
LCNLin

United States

#1021789 Nov 11, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
If the Supreme Court declares the Constitution invalid, then they are also declaring their authority given to them by the Constitution invalid, dumbass. Thus, if the Supreme Court declares the Constitution to not be the governing instrument of the United States, then they also declare that they are not the authorized interpreters of the Constitution, idiot.
The most brilliant thing about the Constitution is it was written so the average person can easily read and understand it. Thus, the average person will be aware that the government has eliminated the Constitution and replaced it with something else.
And, now, the question you will have to answer:
Do you think there are so few Americans who believe in the Constitution that you can do this without starting a major war with the American people?
That's a "yes" or "no" question, dupe.
The United States of America is governmened by the Constitution. Period. End of statement. End of discussion.
For that to change, the constitutional republic of the United States has to be eliminated.
Period. End of statement. End of discussion.
Any further discussion on this matter will be with guns.
Good luck on your G E D exam
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1021790 Nov 11, 2013
How the Tea Party’s Apocalyptic Politics Are Destroying the Republican Party

Leaders of the Tea Party are willing to wreck the Republican Party, the government, and the economy to prove that Obama is evil and God is on their side.

Want to know why the Tea Party so eager to grievously wound the Republican Party? The answer is as simple as it is counterintuitive: its leaders view themselves as modern prophets of the apocalypse.

In the aftermath of the great government shutdown of 2013, the Tea Party continues to cause heartburn for establishment Republicans. Consider the results of last week’s elections, which offer clues to the internecine GOP battles that lie ahead. Although it’s much too early to draw hard conclusions, Chris Christie proved that a moderate, common-sense Republican could win in deep blue New Jersey, while in purple Virginia the wild-eyed social reactionary Ken Cuccinelli failed to gain traction outside his uber-conservative Christian-right base.

Yet the Tea Party is willing to defy overwhelming negative public opinion, wreck the government, risk plunging the world economy into chaos and invite political defeat. The driving force behind this destructive strategy is that Tea Party zealots answer to a “higher calling.”

They believe America teeters on the brink of destruction, and hold as an article of faith that liberals, gays, Democrats, atheists and the United Nations are to blame. This “end-times” world-view is a foundational precept of the evangelical movement, from which many of the so-called Tea Party favorites spring. Scholars call it apocalypticism.

....Now if you are battling the forces of evil for the very survival of the nation, there can be no retreat, no compromise, and no deals. Like the Jewish zealots at Masada, it’s better to commit glorious suicide than make peace with the devil. There can be no truce with the Tea Party because its apocalyptic zealots can never take “yes” for an answer.

Since the apocalyptists cannot compromise, they must be beaten. President Obama and congressional Democrats seem to have finally grasped this fact, and are learning how to deal with them. By refusing to knuckle under to extortion in the government shutdown drama, Obama exposed their reckless radicalism and won resoundingly.

But Democrats can’t solve this problem alone. To bring any semblance of order back to the American political system and restore a functioning two-party system, the GOP has to find its own equilibrium. Thankfully, this process has already begun.

Establishment Republicans, corporate CEOs and Wall Street moguls stand appalled at the Tea Party monster they helped to create. Formerly cowed into silence, they are beginning to see the handwriting on the wall and speak out against the self-destructive zealots.

In conservative Virginia, Ken Cuccinelli was largely abandoned by the GOP establishment. Many Republican leaders even went so far as to endorse the Democrat, Terry McAuliffe. Unable to raise significant money from the Republican establishment, Cuccinelli was outspent more than ten-to-one. While Virginians rejected a conservative who believes government’s role is to regulate morality, New Jersey voters chose a conservative Republican who believes government has a constructive, practical role to play.

The contrast is striking – and instructive. Until Republicans slug it out among themselves and decide which kind of party they want to be, we will continue to lurch from crisis to crisis.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/11...

more stumble than lurch it seems.

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