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Waco 1954

Greer, SC

#53346 May 14, 2014
TSF wrote:
I can see where republikans would believe my perspective
to be inflammatory. What I can not see is why republikans
cannot understand that they are encouraging the terrorist
by giving them exactly what they were seeking when they
committed this atrocity.
Encouraging terrorist who have committed these crimes
against our own country in order to attempt creating a domestic
election campaign issue is just insane.
Interesting that your perspective is so slanted as to
believe anyone with my line of reasoning is drunk.
No, I am not drunk. But I have been there and done that--
before. Hopefully, that will never happen again.
<quoted text>
I was joking about you being drunk.
Hence the"smiley face ".
TSF

Angier, NC

#53347 May 14, 2014
I agree. We are in serious trouble with the governmental dysfunction.
As our enemies gain strength, technology and organization
our leaders and people fight each other attempting to gain more power for their
domain within the government.Our powerful enemies will let
us fight each other, then crush both sides. A house divided cannot stand.
Waco 1954 wrote:
<quoted text> Then it's time to address a problem initiated by one administration, and continued by another.
Agreement?
Both of these presidents have exceeded their mandate, I fear, in an attempt to gain power for the executive branch at the expense of the legislative branch.
What are your feelings on this?
Waco 1954

Greer, SC

#53348 May 14, 2014
Reagan.
The hero.
Reagan.
Does anybody recall what Reagan did to mentally ill people, while governor of California?
I do.
Does anyone here know the true damage to America because of the Reagan tax cuts?
I do.
These cuts were supposed to encourage domestic investment.
Really?
Ask the people in Lenoir what happened to their furniture making jobs.
This is truth.
Waco 1954

Greer, SC

#53349 May 14, 2014
TSF wrote:
I agree. We are in serious trouble with the governmental dysfunction.
As our enemies gain strength, technology and organization
our leaders and people fight each other attempting to gain more power for their
domain within the government.Our powerful enemies will let
us fight each other, then crush both sides. A house divided cannot stand.
<quoted text>
John Adams' greatest fear, coming true.
Two major parties controlling America.
Each absolutely dedicated to destroying the accomplishments of the other.
A constant state of internecine cold war.
TSF

Angier, NC

#53350 May 14, 2014
I really do not expect a military engagement WITH ANOTHER SUPERPOWER. The Chinese are smarter than that. Even now
they are in the quiet process of buying America. They pretend that private Chinese companies are the purchasers, but the Chinese government owns all their businesses.
The Japanese could not take Hawaii militarily but they mostly own it now. They bought it. That is more effective and cheaper than war.
Our politicians are for sale, our land is for sale, our resources are for sale , 0ur businesses are for sale-- it's happening right now.
TSF

Angier, NC

#53351 May 14, 2014
Reagan. I understand. I continue to do that.
Waco 1954

Greer, SC

#53352 May 14, 2014
I am aware of the faults of conservatives.
I'm aware of the faults of the liberals.
Seems like all they do these days is exacerbate one another's faults,
Instead of becoming better.
As far as Benghazi,I understand how the democrats are so angry.
Remember Whitewater?
Totally bogus.
Remember the Obama birth certificate?
Totally bogus.
Remember the comparisons of Obama to Hitler?
Totally bogus.
You can cry "wolf" too much.

Rosy.
Totally bogus.
,


Totally bogus
Totally bogus.
You can cry"wolf "too many times.
Waco 1954

Greer, SC

#53353 May 14, 2014
Excuse the messed up post. Computer problems.
Waco 1954

Greer, SC

#53354 May 14, 2014
TSF wrote:
I really do not expect a military engagement WITH ANOTHER SUPERPOWER. The Chinese are smarter than that. Even now
they are in the quiet process of buying America. They pretend that private Chinese companies are the purchasers, but the Chinese government owns all their businesses.
The Japanese could not take Hawaii militarily but they mostly own it now. They bought it. That is more effective and cheaper than war.
Our politicians are for sale, our land is for sale, our resources are for sale , 0ur businesses are for sale-- it's happening right now.
You're being kind. Beginning to look like we're all for sale.
Waco 1954

Greer, SC

#53355 May 14, 2014
TSF wrote:
Reagan. I understand. I continue to do that.
"Encourage domestic investment"!! Haha!
What a joke...... On US!!!
Waco 1954

Greer, SC

#53356 May 14, 2014
I have some... resentments.... regarding Reagan.
Waco 1954

Greer, SC

#53357 May 14, 2014
Like a lot of voters in America, I'm conflicted.
And tired.
Waco 1954

Greer, SC

#53358 May 14, 2014
I doubt if there was anyone in America more upset than me when Kerry was defeated by the Supreme Court.
Everybody had a job, and some money.
What do they do?
Invent a bunch of BS social issues, lose the popular vote, give the election to the idiot Bush thru the Supreme Court, along political lines.
The people spoke
It didn't matter.
Karma.... Is a....
Waco 1954

Greer, SC

#53359 May 14, 2014
Now, we're back to social issues.....
Red Square

Mills River, NC

#53360 May 14, 2014
Waco 1954 wrote:
<quoted text> I'm pretty sure we could make a nice little poster with Clinton (Bill}, and Carter, and Reagan and the Bush guys as well.
What's your point?
None of the aforementioned presidents tried to deflect the facts regarding the attacks they experienced .
The point is when this happened repeatedly under Bush II, the
Republicans didn't give a crap and the Democrats didn't hold
all types of investigations. This one will be number eight. Nobody
tried to deflect facts here--it was hard to know exactly what was
going on at the time in the fog of "war." I'd love to see this one
come around and bite the GOP right in the ass. Instant karma.
Waco 1954

Greer, SC

#53361 May 15, 2014
So when our millionaires got their tax breaks, they invested in America, everybody got employment, happy ending!
No.
They invested overseas.
We lost jobs.
We lost whole companies and industries.
Greed is a m**********r.
Waco 1954

Greer, SC

#53362 May 15, 2014
Now we
know trickle down economics is bogus.
But there is no simple solution.
The welfare state of California isn't doing so well.
Exactly why is that?
I'm looking for answers, not the same old crap.
Cherry picking other states that aren't doing well, then comparing them to California, is not illuminating.
This may not be a simpleminded LW/RW schism!
Can we learn from what California does right, as well as what California does wrong?
If we put aside our almost vicious political hatred, maybe.
In my studies of politics lately, I've learned there are good and bad sides to all political parties.
The perfect political party is one which creates jobs and job training, yet is aware of the needs of the poor.
First, the minimum wage must be raised to 15 dollars an hour.
This addresses some immediate problems.
Second, legalize freedom.
With all its implications.
Waco 1954

Greer, SC

#53363 May 15, 2014
Overseas investment must be taxed heavily.
This might help our rich see the light in regards to investing domestically.
TSF I don't see any other way out.
TSF

Angier, NC

#53364 May 15, 2014
Once the rich reach a certain level of comfort in terms of money
investing isn't a priority. To them, a better bet is just to sit on
safe money and enjoy the ride. As far as helping others, there are a few
but not very many. Most could care less. What I see killing business in the USA are the restrictive regulations designed to stifle competition from small business. A small contractor struggling to pay worker compensation insurance, unemployment insurance, franchise taxes, privilege taxes, social security taxes, providing insurance, fees with every imaginable name and paying someone to keep up the required paperwork, tax filings, payments etc makes survival of the business questionable and tenuous . At the same time the small business is being milked dry, the huge conglomerates pay zero taxes and even get earned income tax credits from the US treasury . Since there are not enough of us working and paying taxes to keep up, our congress borrows even more money to give to the rich. The rich then scapegoat the working poor who actually need the money to obscure the FACT that the rich are getting 150% more welfare than the poor.
Welfare to the rich has to stop. It is driving the USA into the ground.
Waco 1954 wrote:
Overseas investment must be taxed heavily.
This might help our rich see the light in regards to investing domestically.
TSF I don't see any other way out.
TSF

Angier, NC

#53365 May 15, 2014
Another dilemma facing not just the USA, but the world is growth. We are approaching the upper limits of the growth model in terms of population, business and resources. Humans are in a funk because our race has never faced this before and no one knows exactly how to transition into the dreaded area of static sustainability in terms of growth.
Bu unless we figure it out, we will face the same fate pattern as ALL other biological systems. That is slow growth at first, then exponential growth, then a short leveling off of population and then--- a population crash. That crash often results in total extinction. It happens with fruit flies in a jar, yeast cells in a beer wort,, rats in a room with unlimited food supply,-- any biological system, The only thing that could make humans different from the other systems is intelligence. That seems to be diminishing lately.

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