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Dang

Lenoir, NC

#20248 Sep 5, 2013
JBH wrote:
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If you can't understand , that is you problems.
That also means in US, many of you do have problems, including knowing what is going on, related to Obama's acts and conducts.
You have to need to have a few more better people, to be better than that.
You simply have big mouth because over 50 millions live in third world subhuman standard, when People of New Orleans came out to show, during Hurricane Katrina. How do people expect you to comprehend, as many of you can't fill out forms and even know how to count with fingers?
But the world would take it that Obama has come across to the world by calling the redline to want to strike on Syria.
US cannot impose its views from Obama. US is no world policeman, but a world criminal in many of its acts, just as many criminals are in US. While US regime can do that to its people by calling and acting on them of any redline, the world is not US that US must realize that US is making its detriments on the planet by messing the world.
Yet, every time the crap hits the fan somewhere in the world, the first country they call is Canada, oh wait nope, it's not you. What do you know of Katrina? I would love for the US to "stay at home" and let the world thin itself out. I can hear the "don't you care" cries now. We are such Barbarians here. Do us all a favor and stay north of the border.
Bernard Forand

Fort Myers, FL

#20249 Sep 5, 2013
Dang wrote:
<quoted text>No come back and I see you are still in Shangri-La. You live in the Kumbayah world of "universal" everything. Newsflash, it never works.
Dang you could not make any more an erroneous false statement, than this gibberish you have put out.
I will give you just one of many that have Universal “Everything” as you put it. Not only have they outpaced us in Health Care decreases they also during our Republican austerity Great Recession from 2000 to 2010 outperformed the USA in GDP even when their GDP includes Inequality factors which USA is to ashamed or can not afford, to include that in their GDP. They averaged an advance at a 2.6% increase to GDP. USA averaged 1.85% increase to GDP. NO Recession. Who may this be you ask? SWEDEN !
Bernard Forand

Fort Myers, FL

#20251 Sep 5, 2013
Texan wrote:
Let me see if I've got this right Barney. You want Syria attacked right, yes, no, maybe? Like I stated leave them to their own devices. If they use a chemical weapon outside their own borders; OK do something about it. If not leave them alone, stay out of their business, they are an independant country with their own government. Are we going to allow a foriegn government tell us what to do or enterfere with how we operate our nation? I hope not.
No Tex. Once again you are taking things too emotionally and personally. Step back and take a breath and count to ten. It does not matter if its Syria. Its all about the use of chemical weapons. No we are not going to fight their civil war. Obama will make the cost of use of chemical weapons severe and could be severe enough to effect the outcome of the civil war. What Obama has made as plain and simple as anyone can is that chemical weapons use will not be tolerated. Responsible party’s of the origin of such weapons will be reprimanded for their failure to responsibly securing their chemical weapons that they created.
Notice how you use the same nonsense on gun control. No Tex Obama does not want to take away all your guns. He wants to restrict assault weapons to our civilians. No Tex Obama does not want to take away your right to bear arms. Obama wants responsibility attached to that ownership. One by having any sales of a weapon to be registered from who to who. That way if you sell to a kook and the kook does damage to our society it would be traced back to you as the seller. As with gun control reform and Syria you make naive attempts by hyping up non existing scenarios to justify some false conclusions you come up with.
LOL is that a preporsition at The End?

“physics is your friend”

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#20252 Sep 5, 2013
JBH wrote:
<quoted text>
===
If you can't understand , that is you problems.
That also means in US, many of you do have problems, including knowing what is going on, related to Obama's acts and conducts.
You have to need to have a few more better people, to be better than that.
You simply have big mouth because over 50 millions live in third world subhuman standard, when People of New Orleans came out to show, during Hurricane Katrina. How do people expect you to comprehend, as many of you can't fill out forms and even know how to count with fingers?
But the world would take it that Obama has come across to the world by calling the redline to want to strike on Syria.
US cannot impose its views from Obama. US is no world policeman, but a world criminal in many of its acts, just as many criminals are in US. While US regime can do that to its people by calling and acting on them of any redline, the world is not US that US must realize that US is making its detriments on the planet by messing the world.
Your grammar is terrible, I can only assume you are an Arabic scumbag masquerading as a Canadian.Whatever you are, you have a poor grasp of English, you should stay off of Topix and perhaps avoid the embarrassment of attempting to disseminate your infantile world view.
Texan

Falls Church, VA

#20253 Sep 5, 2013
Barney you still haven't answered the quiestion. DO YOU WANT THE U.S. TO ATTACK SYRIA? YES OR NO? I am not adressing the Second Amendment. JUST ANSWER THE DAMN QUESTION, DO YOU OR DO YOU NOT WANT THE U.S. TO ATTACK SYRIA?

“physics is your friend”

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#20254 Sep 5, 2013
VolitionSpark wrote:
<quoted text>
Courtesy and feelings are two different things, which people like you can't understand.
THe matter is civilization. It's why music my ancestors made as slaves was much more intelligent than some of my peers, who are supposedly free.
Civilization is in words and has CIVIL as its root.
We discuss things in a civil way. We deal with one another civilly, rather than have shoot outs like the Wild West. We make transitions in government peacefully, as opposed to secession and coups that you see in other lands.
It isn't about my petty personal feelings but rather the need to speak about governmental matters in a clear way.
Political discussions today remind me of my first weeks on campus at college. I couldn't believe that Palestinians and Israelis and Turks and Armenians were shouting at each other on campus, yelling. Ethiopians and Eritreans, too.
Are we all civilized or not?
"are we all civilized or not"? Now, that's the question, is it not?
Texan

Falls Church, VA

#20255 Sep 5, 2013
Civilized behavior, not always the best. Study history and you will find that savages often had more honor than their civilized counter parts. A lot of their languages had no word for lie, and many of their cultures found that there was more honor in touching a live enemy than standing back and killing him. Civilized = more effective at killing.

“physics is your friend”

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#20256 Sep 5, 2013
Be careful Texan.They hate it when you're correct.
Dang

Lenoir, NC

#20257 Sep 5, 2013
Bernard Forand wrote:
<quoted text>
Dang you could not make any more an erroneous false statement, than this gibberish you have put out.
I will give you just one of many that have Universal “Everything” as you put it. Not only have they outpaced us in Health Care decreases they also during our Republican austerity Great Recession from 2000 to 2010 outperformed the USA in GDP even when their GDP includes Inequality factors which USA is to ashamed or can not afford, to include that in their GDP. They averaged an advance at a 2.6% increase to GDP. USA averaged 1.85% increase to GDP. NO Recession. Who may this be you ask? SWEDEN !
Your an idiot. Comparing ANYTHING in the US to the Euro nations. Has Europe, in the past year, to say the least, not almost imploded? Just ask Germany. Anyhow just for you: "Indices Difference Info
Consumer Prices in Sweden are 37.20% higher than in United States
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Sweden are 24.58% higher than in United States
Rent Prices in Sweden are 4.88% lower than in United States
Restaurant Prices in Sweden are 54.16% higher than in United States
Groceries Prices in Sweden are 25.67% higher than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in Sweden is 24.00% lower than in United States
Restaurants [Edit][Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 $ 13.48 $+34.82 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 45.00 $ 75.74 $+68.32 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 6.00 $ 9.85 $+64.11 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.25 $ 7.57 $+133.06 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 4.50 $ 7.57 $+68.32 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.50 $ 4.54 $+29.85 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.50 $ 2.27 $+51.49 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.25 $ 2.27 $+81.79 %
Markets [Edit][Edit]
Milk (regular), 1 liter 1.00 $ 1.36 $+36.34 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.20 $ 3.03 $+37.43 %
Rice (1kg) 2.20 $ 3.03 $+37.43 %
Eggs (12) 2.00 $ 3.79 $+89.36 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 8.91 $ 12.12 $+36.03 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless),(1kg) 7.05 $ 11.97 $+69.64 %
Apples (1kg) 3.44 $ 3.03 $-11.91 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.31 $ 3.03 $-8.38 %
Tomato (1kg) 3.31 $ 3.64 $+9.94 %
Potato (1kg) 2.20 $ 1.21 $-45.03 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.50 $ 2.27 $+51.49 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.75 $ 2.27 $+29.85 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $ 11.97 $-0.27 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.00 $ 2.27 $+13.62 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.00 $ 2.27 $-24.26 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro)
Clothing And Shoes [Edit][Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 40.00 $ 133.31 $+233.27 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M,...) 35.00 $ 45.45 $+29.85 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 75.00 $ 121.19 $+61.59 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 80.00 $ 136.34 $+70.42 %
September, 2013 September, 2013
Dang

Lenoir, NC

#20258 Sep 5, 2013
Sweden Country Report: GDP data and GDP forecasts; economic, financial and trade information; the best banks in Sweden; country and population overview

DATA ON GDP AND ECONOMIC INFORMATION
Central bank Sveriges Riksbank
International Reserves US$ 50.214 billion (Source: IMF; Data updated: 2012)
Gross Domestic Product - GDP US$ 549.351 billion (2011 estimate)
GDP (Purchasing Power Parity) 389.912 billion of International dollars (2011 estimate)
Real GDP growth
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
1.3% 2.5% 2.3% 4.2% 3.2% 4.3% 3.3%-0.8%
2009 2010 2011 2012*
-4.8% 5.8% 4% 0.9%

*Estimate
GDP per capita - current prices US$ 57,948 (2011 estimate)
GDP per capita - PPP $41,130 International Dollars (2011 estimate)
GDP (PPP)- share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2015**
0.74% 0.67% 0.56% 0.48% 0.45%

**Forecast
GDP - composition by sector

agriculture: 1.8%
industry: 26.9%
services: 71.3%(2011 estimate)

(Data released on February 2012)

Gross domestic expenditure on R&D (% of GDP) 3.43%(2010)

(Data released on March 2012)
Inflation
2009 2010 2011 2012*
2% 1.9% 1.4% 2.5%

*Estimate
Unemployment rate
2009 2010 2011 2012*
8.3% 8.4% 7.5% 7.5%

*Estimate
Household saving rates 12.6%(Net saving; 2012 forecast)

(Data released on December 2011)
Public debt (General government gross debt as a % of GDP)
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012*
38.8% 42.5% 39.4% 37.4% 35.5%

*Estimate
Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2008 2009 2010 2011* 2012**
2.2%-0.9%-0.2% 0.1%-0.1%

*Estimate **Forecast
Government bond ratings

Standard & Poor's: AAA

Moody's rating: Aaa

Moody's outlook: STA

(Foreign Currency Government Bond Ratings; Data last updated Dec 2011 and Nov 2012)
Market value of publicly traded shares
2009 2010 2011
US$432.3 billion US$581.2 billion US$470.1 billion
Largest companies in Sweden H&M (Apparel/Footwear Retail), Autoliv (Biotechs), Ericsson (Communications Equipment), Skanska (Construction Service), Boliden (Diversified Metals & Mining), Volvo Group (Heavy Equipment), Electrolux Group (Household Appliance), SCA (Household/Personal Care), Investor (Investment services), Kinnevik (Investment services), SEB (Major Banks), Svenska Handelsbanken (Major Banks), Swedbank (Major Banks), Getinge (Medical Equipment & Supplies), Atlas Copco (Other Industrial Equipment), Sandvik (Other Industrial Equipment), SKF Group (Other Industrial Equipment), Assa Abloy (Other Industrial Equipment), Alfa Laval (Other Industrial Equipment), Hexagon (Other Industrial Equipment), Lundbergs (Real Estate), Nordea Bank (Regional Banks), TeliaSonera (Telecommunications Services), Tele2 (Telecommunications services), Swedish Match (Tobacco)(2012)

Read more: http://www.gfmag.com/gdp-data-country-reports...
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Dang

Lenoir, NC

#20259 Sep 5, 2013
Total population
1980 1990 2000 2012* 2017**
8.32 million 8.57 million 8.88 million 9.48 million 9.66 million

Read more: http://www.gfmag.com/gdp-data-country-reports...
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“physics is your friend”

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#20260 Sep 5, 2013
VolitionSpark wrote:
<quoted text>
Courtesy and feelings are two different things, which people like you can't understand.
THe matter is civilization. It's why music my ancestors made as slaves was much more intelligent than some of my peers, who are supposedly free.
Civilization is in words and has CIVIL as its root.
We discuss things in a civil way. We deal with one another civilly, rather than have shoot outs like the Wild West. We make transitions in government peacefully, I as opposed to secession and coups that you see in other lands.
It isn't about my petty personal feelings but rather the need to speak about governmental matters in a clear way.
Political discussions today remind me of my first weeks on campus at college. I couldn't believe that Palestinians and Israelis and Turks and Armenians were shouting at each other on campus, yelling. Ethiopians and Eritreans, too.
Are we all civilized or not?
Are you at all aware of the histories regarding the Turks and Armenians? Palestinians and Israelis? Etc.? Are you the Easter Bunny in disguise? You seem to live in a dream world of fuzzy happy love and friendship. Be realistic.
Dang

Lenoir, NC

#20261 Sep 5, 2013
9.66 million people, oh wait that's the projected number IN 4 YEARS!

“physics is your friend”

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#20262 Sep 5, 2013
Dang wrote:
9.66 million people, oh wait that's the projected number IN 4 YEARS!
Watch out.Bernard gets confused when you hit him with cognizant facts.
Texan

Falls Church, VA

#20263 Sep 5, 2013
Wild West shoot outs? The duel; ah yes the civilized mans way of setteling a disagreement or an insult. Swords or pistols on the field of honor in Europe or The East, or in The West like in Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid guns or knives Butch? Isn't civilization wonderful? Like I said the so called savages were more practicale, and honorable
Texan

Falls Church, VA

#20264 Sep 5, 2013
Barney stays confused. That's because he likes to ramble on and on and on, a simple yes or no eludes him.
Dang

Lenoir, NC

#20265 Sep 5, 2013
Not for nothin' but did anyone see the vet shove the pistol in the "wood be robber" mouth??? THAT was funny.
Bernard Forand

Fort Myers, FL

#20266 Sep 5, 2013
waco1909 wrote:
<quoted text> Your grammar is terrible, I can only assume you are an Arabic scumbag masquerading as a Canadian.Whatever you are, you have a poor grasp of English, you should stay off of Topix and perhaps avoid the embarrassment of attempting to disseminate your infantile world view.
Waco you failed to notice the French dialect? Apparently from Ontario. Suspect Montreal or Quebec. English is better than yours and I suspect JBH’s French is far superior to yours. JBH gets the point across. It may require you to have to rearrange the structural sentences. French is a more definite form of language. One word may represent two words of an English word. French also has less arbitrary meaning to their words and is more precise. That is why international contracts are more often written in French.
Now where and when did you become the censor editor of this thread? Fail to see that you have significant intelligence to accomplish that. After all with your southern drawl and slang’s would impede your ability to identify simple intelligent remarks from erroneous dysfunctional derogatory nonsense.
Bernard Forand

Fort Myers, FL

#20267 Sep 5, 2013
Dang wrote:
Total population
1980 1990 2000 2012* 2017**
8.32 million 8.57 million 8.88 million 9.48 million 9.66 million
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Very good Dang. You have proven my point. Sweden’s stability is superior to USA. You do actually read what your copying and pasting. Now do the same for USA and compare apples to apples and oranges to oranges. Your concerns of cost of products is comparing apples to oranges.
For example higher cost of rent of 25% takes in the cost of all the social entitlements within all of their real estate. Yes even real estate pays to the social entitlements. USA nope. Weak S.S. and water downed Medicare a wee bit. Giving rise to our Health Care cost us 2 to 7 times as much as these foreign Universal Care Nations.“Price Of Inequality”
Cost of materials are greater because the inequality tax factor, is exhibited in the product manufacturing.
Of that average household income. Note when they average they are closer to the precise individuals income because all of their Universal Health Care and Universal Education, S.S and Larger safety nets for their Unemployment, figures, have been identified. Here in the USA not so. Average earnings here fail to address how much cost these individuals will be experiencing when they factor in Health Care, Education and a weak unemployment safety net.
Distributions of their laborers productivity is far more evenly distributed than here in the USA. Precisely why they experience far less severity in down turns of financial markets as our finances on main street are slammed dunked into the coffers of Wall Streets coffers and the 1%.
Here in the USA we have one family that has an income greater than all of the impoverished individuals combined income. Walmart ! Won’t find such abnormalities in wealth distributions in Sweden. Now how do you think by taking the average earnings of all the impoverished and Walmart would average out to. Now you would consider we have no impoverished or poverty with such an average would you but there it is.
In math when using mere averages one must as well recognize the average mean and the standard deviation mean. Simple average is and does get manipulated with out identifying the distributions of the integrals. Now I’ll have to go back into my archives to find what happens to a family in USA with an impoverished earnings.
Bernard Forand

Fort Myers, FL

#20268 Sep 5, 2013

Inequality In The USA. Has the highest level among the advanced industrial countries. Comparing to some such as Hungary, Belgium and France which have no significant increases to their inequality. Where in as the USA has been increasing to be more aligned with Iran, Jamaica, Uganda and the Philippines.
GDP does not take into account the measure of inequality. Does not measure the security of its citizens.
All boats rise equally on the rising tide is no longer applicable here in the USA. We have harbors that restrict through manipulation the rising tides. The few affluent yachts at the open end of the harbor suffer no restrictions of significance, equal to the manipulated incoming tide, to the boats in the restricted harbors. Tide dams have been erected to offset the flow of rising tides within the harbors.
Example; Presently USA CEO’s have 200 to 1 ratio in income to the average laborer. Japan as one example has a 16 to 1 ratio. Less than 50 years ago USA had a 30 to 1 ratio. This rising inequality has stimulated additional wanna-be’s executives to seek the same. One example can be found in the UK. The UK’s “High Pay Commission” reported that their top executives were approaching Victorian levels. Presently though they are at the levels of the 1920’s as measured for inequality in laborers’ productivity distributions of wealth.
Sweden, UK and additionally some of the Scandinavian nations and some within the European Union have taken steps to nip this inequality of distributions. Restricting CEO’s pay to a ratio of corporations earnings and out law golden parachutes. Bonuses and gifts as well. There is a provision that allows for parts or all to be circumnavigated if the voters agree. That is, not the voters of the corporation boards but all citizens voters. Sweden passed it in 2012 the others are putting it up for debate and or vote by their citizens.
USA…. the thundering sound of crickets on the issue.

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