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Since: Feb 11

Columbia, MO

#57958 Jul 9, 2012

Since: Feb 11

Columbia, MO

#57959 Jul 9, 2012
Dawg Delusions wrote:
<quoted text>Welcome to the thread. I hope you are ready to battle the enemies of Obama and Dawg. Both are narcissists, both believe they can talk their way out of any problem, both believe that the country needs to model itself after some other failed country, both believe someone owes them something because of their past. Only one of them denies their is a God, but neither one worship anything but themselves. Be ready to have your questions deflected and taken out of context. Be ready to wonder how Dawg can seemingly be so smart but never really make any sense. Be ready for biased poll information and sources that he feels are credible as long as they agree with his socialistic ideology.Dawg loves to google other views and make them sound like his own.2576 All in all it is amusing and fun to catch him in his contradictions and hypocrisies. Dawg will make you mad at first, but you will learn to pity him as time goes on....
http://drsanity.blogspot.com/2004/08/psychiat...
country folk

Saint Peters, MO

#57960 Jul 9, 2012
Dawg Delusions wrote:
<quoted text>Welcome to the thread. I hope you are ready to battle the enemies of Obama and Dawg. Both are narcissists, both believe they can talk their way out of any problem, both believe that the country needs to model itself after some other failed country, both believe someone owes them something because of their past. Only one of them denies their is a God, but neither one worship anything but themselves. Be ready to have your questions deflected and taken out of context. Be ready to wonder how Dawg can seemingly be so smart but never really make any sense. Be ready for biased poll information and sources that he feels are credible as long as they agree with his socialistic ideology.Dawg loves to google other views and make them sound like his own.2576 All in all it is amusing and fun to catch him in his contradictions and hypocrisies. Dawg will make you mad at first, but you will learn to pity him as time goes on....
Thank you and it sounds like some interesting reading if nothing else:)
country folk

Saint Peters, MO

#57961 Jul 9, 2012
1Watt Hermit wrote:
Fox News and Breitbart.com are cherry-picking numbers to suggest that the election of Republican governors in 2010 led to lower unemployment in 17 states. In fact, the trend toward lower unemployment began in these states before the new governors took office, and unemployment has dropped in every state but one since January 2011.
Reality: Unemployment Was Dropping In All 17 States Before New GOP Governors Took Office
Unemployment Declines Began In 2009 And 2010. Some states, like Michigan, began to see unemployment drop in the fall of 2009, while others, like Nevada, saw decreases begin in the last few months of 2010. Table made with data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics:
http://mediamatters.org/research/2012/07/09/r...
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Do you realize that unemployment has dropped because their benefits ran out in some cases? In others, it's because the individual worked long enough to be off unemployment...say 2 or 3 months. That does not mean unemployment has dropped realistically...just temporarily.

Since: Feb 11

Columbia, MO

#57962 Jul 9, 2012
country folk wrote:
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Thank you and it sounds like some interesting reading if nothing else:)
This should get you in the mood:
American politics has often been an arena for angry minds. In recent years we have seen angry minds at work mainly among extreme right-wingers, who have now demonstrated in the Goldwater movement how much political leverage can be got out of the animosities and passions of a small minority. But behind this I believe there is a style of mind that is far from new and that is not necessarily right-wind. I call it the paranoid style simply because no other word adequately evokes the sense of heated exaggeration, suspiciousness, and conspiratorial fantasy that I have in mind. In using the expression “paranoid style” I am not speaking in a clinical sense, but borrowing a clinical term for other purposes. I have neither the competence nor the desire to classify any figures of the past or present as certifiable lunatics., In fact, the idea of the paranoid style as a force in politics would have little contemporary relevance or historical value if it were applied only to men with profoundly disturbed minds. It is the use of paranoid modes of expression by more or less normal people that makes the phenomenon significant.
Of course this term is pejorative, and it is meant to be; the paranoid style has a greater affinity for bad causes than good. But nothing really prevents a sound program or demand from being advocated in the paranoid style. Style has more to do with the way in which ideas are believed than with the truth or falsity of their content. I am interested here in getting at our political psychology through our political rhetoric. The paranoid style is an old and recurrent phenomenon in our public life which has been frequently linked with movements of suspicious discontent.
much more: http://karws.gso.uri.edu/jfk/conspiracy_theor...
Dawg Delusions

Rock Port, MO

#57963 Jul 9, 2012
country folk wrote:
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Do you realize that unemployment has dropped because their benefits ran out in some cases? In others, it's because the individual worked long enough to be off unemployment...say 2 or 3 months. That does not mean unemployment has dropped realistically...just temporarily.
Now be careful with your rational and analytical thought process when it comes to explaining the difference between unemployment and REAL unemployment. Obama, Dawg,and the other Liberals can make you try and believe 2+2 = whatever number makes this administration look like it has actually made a difference. Here is another example of "Obamath" more people on entitlements = a good thing....and rich people who create jobs and pay a huge percentage of the overall taxes = bad for America

“KC's Son got a Meal Ticket!”

Since: Sep 09

Now the basement is clean!

#57964 Jul 9, 2012
country folk wrote:
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You are correct. I am the "new kid". Some of my family members told me to check out this posting because there was a big a**hole on here always running his mouth. I came to the conclusion they were referring to you.
Yeah, kid! Always pay attention to the advice of your family. I am sure they have a lot of expertise about a**holes.

Since: Feb 11

Columbia, MO

#57965 Jul 9, 2012
Emulating the Enemy

The paranoid spokesman sees the fate of conspiracy in apocalyptic terms—he traffics in the birth and death of whole worlds, whole political orders, whole systems of human values. He is always manning the barricades of civilization. He constantly lives at a turning point. Like religious millenialists he expresses the anxiety of those who are living through the last days and he is sometimes disposed to set a date fort the apocalypse.(“Time is running out,” said Welch in 1951.“Evidence is piling up on many sides and from many sources that October 1952 is the fatal month when Stalin will attack.”)
As a member of the avant-garde who is capable of perceiving the conspiracy before it is fully obvious to an as yet unaroused public, the paranoid is a militant leader. He does not see social conflict as something to be mediated and compromised, in the manner of the working politician. Since what is at stake is always a conflict between absolute good and absolute evil, what is necessary is not compromise but the will to fight things out to a finish. Since the enemy is thought of as being totally evil and totally unappeasable, he must be totally eliminated—if not from the world, at least from the theatre of operations to which the paranoid directs his attention. This demand for total triumph leads to the formulation of hopelessly unrealistic goals, and since these goals are not even remotely attainable, failure constantly heightens the paranoid’s sense of frustration. Even partial success leaves him with the same feeling of powerlessness with which he began, and this in turn only strengthens his awareness of the vast and terrifying quality of the enemy he opposes.
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It is hard to resist the conclusion that this enemy is on many counts the projection of the self; both the ideal and the unacceptable aspects of the self are attributed to him. The enemy may be the cosmopolitan intellectual, but the paranoid will outdo him in the apparatus of scholarship, even of pedantry. Secret organizations set up to combat secret organizations give the same flattery. The Ku Klux Klan imitated Catholicism to the point of donning priestly vestments, developing an elaborate ritual and an equally elaborate hierarchy. The John Birch Society emulates Communist cells and quasi-secret operation through “front” groups, and preaches a ruthless prosecution of the ideological war along lines very similar to those it finds in the Communist enemy.* Spokesmen of the various fundamentalist anti-Communist “crusades” openly express their admiration for the dedication and discipline the Communist cause calls forth.
On the other hand, the sexual freedom often attributed to the enemy, his lack of moral inhibition, his possession of especially effective techniques for fulfilling his desires, give exponents of the paranoid style an opportunity to project and express unacknowledgeable aspects of their own psychological concerns. Catholics and Mormons—later, Negroes and Jews—have lent themselves to a preoccupation with illicit sex. Very often the fantasies of true believers reveal strong sadomasochistic outlets, vividly expressed, for example, in the delight of anti-Masons with the cruelty of Masonic punishments.

“KC's Son got a Meal Ticket!”

Since: Sep 09

Now the basement is clean!

#57966 Jul 9, 2012
country folk wrote:
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Nope.. no pain or side effects. Yes, I also was in the military and I prefer a cutlass.
Aye, matey! A cutlass it is!

(But don't give me the BS about your being in the military.)

Since: Feb 11

Columbia, MO

#57967 Jul 9, 2012
country folk wrote:
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Do you realize that unemployment has dropped because their benefits ran out in some cases? In others, it's because the individual worked long enough to be off unemployment...say 2 or 3 months. That does not mean unemployment has dropped realistically...just temporarily.
yes, I know the real unemployment rate is near 20%. I believe that the gov. should step in with a CCP or WPA type program to infuse the economy with wages. The reason companies are not hiring is due to lack of demand, not enough people working to purchase what businesses sell. The rich have gained in excess of the per centages of available funds.
http://www.angrybearblog.com/search/label/emp...

http://agonist.org/matttbastard/20120709/the_...

A central axiom of orthodox economics is that scarcity underpins economic activity as individuals battle to meet needs in a world of limited resources. Another axiom is that individuals will rationally maximize their own utility through obtaining more information of risks.

In this short article, I explore how these axioms were found wanting during the recent financial crisis. It is not, obviously, the first time these axioms have been questioned. Nor, of course, will it be the last time that widespread knowledge of the limitations of economic axioms will be ignored.

Which is my main point. What’s surprising about the financial crisis is less that it happened – people had been predicting something like it for years. What’s surprising is how easily economists have withstood the exposure of flaws in their theories. Looked at closely, it becomes apparent that the chief tactic for ignoring limitations has been just that: simply ignoring limitations.[More after the jump]

Telegenic economists have become superstars for publicly berating the discipline’s limitations, but quietly, behind the scenes, whole cadres of economists quietly persist in teaching and re-teaching methods that have been questioned or wholly debunked for years.

On one hand, nothing is new about the deliberate ignorance of inconvenient facts. As the sociologist Robert Merton pointed out, individual scientists routinely ignore new and old information in order to impress on others the novelty of their own discoveries. He called it “citation amnesia.” Auguste Comte went as far as to follow self-prescribed bouts of “cerebral hygiene” in the name of science, deliberately not reading more material when he was felt he was on to something new.

The value of ignorance:
more at the link.

“KC's Son got a Meal Ticket!”

Since: Sep 09

Now the basement is clean!

#57968 Jul 9, 2012
Dawg Delusions wrote:
<quoted text>Now be careful with your rational and analytical thought process when it comes to explaining the difference between unemployment and REAL unemployment. Obama, Dawg, and the other Liberals can make you try and believe 2+2 = whatever number makes this administration look like it has actually made a difference. Here is another example of "Obamath" more people on entitlements = a good thing.... and rich people who create jobs and pay a huge percentage of the overall taxes = bad for America
I OWN you!_8-) You cannot exist without me.

Since: Feb 11

Columbia, MO

#57969 Jul 9, 2012
War is in fact the true nurse of executive aggrandizement. In war, a
physical force is to be created; and it is the executive will, which is to direct it. In war, the public treasures are to be unlocked; and it is the executive hand which is to dispense them. In war, the honours and emoluments of office are to be multiplied; and it is the executive patronage under which they are to be enjoyed. It is in war, finally, that laurels are to be gathered, and it is the executive brow they are to encircle.
-- James Madison, 1793.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_Is_a_Racket
Dawg Delusions

Rock Port, MO

#57970 Jul 9, 2012
Yellow Dawg Democrat wrote:
<quoted text>
I OWN you!_8-) You cannot exist without me.
I would like to try... I bet there are a few people who could not exist WITH you too.
1st-MuslimPrez Dictator

Ozark, MO

#57971 Jul 9, 2012
Yellow Dawg Democrat wrote:
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I bet you hate it when that happens!
You don't want the democratic development of ANY country, including the United States.
Filibuster those jobs bills! Keep American workers making low wages, so you 1%-ers can make even MORE money! You Republicans just LOVE recessions! You can buy off even MORE companies cheaply to plunder and close, taking the cash and firing the workers.
Mitt Romney: Job creator -- offshore!
Money investor -- offshore!
Clueless -- stateside! He is completely out of touch with the real situation!
He even admits to not worrying about poor people!
And that he enjoys firing people!
Do we REALLY want four more years of Bush43?
INCREASING REGULATIONS AND HEAVY TAX BURDONS FORCING RECORD AMERICANS TO DENOUNCE US CITIZENSHIP - 2011 was a record breaking year with the highest amount of US Citizens ever officially saying good bye. Companies are forced offshore due to government regulations. Actually, government regulations and tax codes encourage companies to move offshore.

THE BEATINGS WILL CONTINUE UNTIL MORALE IMPROVES: 10 WAYS THAT OBAMA IS KILLING JOBS IN AMERICA
http://www.infowars.com/the-beatings-will-con...

Since: Feb 11

Columbia, MO

#57972 Jul 9, 2012
Companies are forced offshore due to government regulations. Actually, government regulations and tax codes encourage companies to move offshore.///

Yep environmental concerns force polluters to move to 3rd world companies.
The lack of pollution controls and workforce protections are the main reasons companies want to move to 3rd world countries. Apple's suppliers routinely require workers to put in 140 hrs of overtime per month, often without the pay.
yep Gee W. Bush gave tax credits to companies to offshore jobs.
http://cliffmass.blogspot.com/2012/07/asian-s...

Since: Feb 11

Columbia, MO

#57973 Jul 9, 2012
Real American believe Tomas Edison invented the light bulb and that the Wright Brothers were the first to fly an airplane.
dont vote for either one

Santa Monica, CA

#57974 Jul 9, 2012
1st-MuslimPrez Dictator wrote:
<quoted text>
INCREASING REGULATIONS AND HEAVY TAX BURDONS FORCING RECORD AMERICANS TO DENOUNCE US CITIZENSHIP - 2011 was a record breaking year with the highest amount of US Citizens ever officially saying good bye. Companies are forced offshore due to government regulations. Actually, government regulations and tax codes encourage companies to move offshore.
THE BEATINGS WILL CONTINUE UNTIL MORALE IMPROVES: 10 WAYS THAT OBAMA IS KILLING JOBS IN AMERICA
http://www.infowars.com/the-beatings-will-con...
that's right. companies are forced offshore to countries like china because slavery is illegal in the u. s.a. and we like to be able to breath our air not chew it. these global companies go to any country where they can dump their toxic waste and extract mineral wealth with no regard for the environment. you can go to hell hole china and mexico and leave the u. s. with the rest of your kind you traitor. many companies moved to towns in mexico like juarez. my god man go down and look across the border at juareez. that you idiot is what your hero mitt rommel new world order globalist has in store for the u. s.. obama or rommel: moose turd pie with a scoop of ice cream or moose turd pie sans the ice cream can't afford it cause the military industrial complex wants another war.

Since: Feb 11

Columbia, MO

#57975 Jul 9, 2012
Here are the top five ways the Republicans have sabotaged the economic recovery since:

1. Filibustering the American Jobs Act. Last October, Senate Republicans killed a jobs bill proposed by President Obama that would have pumped $447 billion into the economy. Multiple economic analysts predicted the bill would add around two million jobs and hailed it as defense against a double-dip recession. The Congressional Budget Office also scored it as a net deficit reducer over ten years, and the American public supported the bill.

2. Stonewalling monetary stimulus. The Federal Reserve can do enormous good for a depressed economy through more aggressive monetary stimulus, and by tolerating a temporarily higher level of inflation. But with everything from Ron Paul’s anti-inflationary crusade to Rick Perry threatening to lynch Chairman Ben Bernanke, Republicans have browbeaten the Fed into not going down this path. Most damagingly, the GOP repeatedly held up President Obama’s nominations to the Federal Reserve Board during the critical months of the recession, leaving the board without the institutional clout it needed to help the economy.

3. Threatening a debt default. Even though the country didn’t actually hit its debt ceiling last summer, the Republican threat to default on the United States’ outstanding obligations was sufficient to spook financial markets and do real damage to the economy.

4. Cutting discretionary spending in the debt ceiling deal. The deal the GOP extracted as the price for avoiding default imposed around $900 billion in cuts over ten years. It included $30.5 billion in discretionary cuts in 2012 alone, costing the country 0.3 percent in economic growth and 323,000 jobs, according to estimates from the Economic Policy Institute. Starting in 2013, the deal will trigger another $1.2 trillion in cuts over ten years.

5. Cutting discretionary spending in the budget deal. While not as cataclysmic as the debt ceiling brinksmanship, Republicans also threatened a shutdown of the government in early 2011 if cuts were not made to that year’s budget. The deal they struck with the White House cut $38 billion from food stamps, health, education, law enforcement, and low-income programs among others, while sparing defense almost entirely.
1st-MuslimPrez Dictator

Ozark, MO

#57976 Jul 9, 2012
Obama to Raise Taxes on 940,000 Households, Says:“I’m Not Proposing Anything Radical Here”

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/07/obama...
1st-MuslimPrez Dictator

Ozark, MO

#57977 Jul 9, 2012
White House Finally Admits Brian Terry Was Shooting Beanbags Against Cartel Assault Rifles

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/07/white...

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