Old Guy

Cincinnati, OH

#33117 Aug 22, 2014
xxxrayted wrote:
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I guess everybody has their own interpretation.
To me, liberal means more socialism and more government. Conservative to me means less government and more people taking care of themselves. Liberal means less responsibility while conservative means more responsibility.
You can't help but to load your words to always make it a good/bad scale, and (in your world) conservative always equals good.

"Liberal" and "conservative" are strategies for living your life. Most successful people incorporate both into their lives. Neither one is good or bad. A conservative investor favors bonds and more secure instruments. A liberal investor takes a chance on riskier investments, like stocks. Most savvy investors combine the two.

Another way to look at the question is geographically. A conservative person is less likely to move, and probably still lives within 60 miles of where they were born. A liberal person thinks there may be better opportunities in the larger world.

These are not simple good/bad differences. They are choices that we make.
xxxrayted

Maple Heights, OH

#33118 Aug 23, 2014
Old Guy wrote:
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You can't help but to load your words to always make it a good/bad scale, and (in your world) conservative always equals good.
"Liberal" and "conservative" are strategies for living your life. Most successful people incorporate both into their lives. Neither one is good or bad. A conservative investor favors bonds and more secure instruments. A liberal investor takes a chance on riskier investments, like stocks. Most savvy investors combine the two.
Another way to look at the question is geographically. A conservative person is less likely to move, and probably still lives within 60 miles of where they were born. A liberal person thinks there may be better opportunities in the larger world.
These are not simple good/bad differences. They are choices that we make.
I was speaking in a purely political sense and not a personal one.

I see bad in conservatism as well, just not nearly as much as liberalism. After all, we basically have two political parties. One party thinks they can legislate morality and the other thinks they can legislate mortality. The problem as I see it is you can't successfully legislate either.

But if we had only one choice to make, which would be better for our country and society? And what I mean by that is taking the good and the bad which is something many politicians don't consider when creating law--especially the liberal side.
Pope Che Reagan Christ

Seville, OH

#33119 Aug 23, 2014
xxxrayted wrote:
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I was speaking in a purely political sense and not a personal one.
I see bad in conservatism as well, just not nearly as much as liberalism. After all, we basically have two political parties. One party thinks they can legislate morality and the other thinks they can legislate mortality. The problem as I see it is you can't successfully legislate either.
But if we had only one choice to make, which would be better for our country and society? And what I mean by that is taking the good and the bad which is something many politicians don't consider when creating law--especially the liberal side.
You forgot that no liberal has a job. That is fundamental to your theory.
Duke for Mayor

Akron, OH

#33120 Aug 23, 2014
xxxrayted wrote:
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So you think that companies are so permissive to not only allow employees to bring their laptop to work, but to walk into work looking like hell warmed over because of lack of sleep and then allow them to screw around on their own personal computer????
What kind of businesses are you talking about here that have no supervision of their employees? I don't know of such a business........at least not a successful one.
And how are these employees connecting to the internet without their employer knowing? Do they have laptops that allow them to have a connection to their personal internet at home??? That's quite a distance, wouldn't you say?
You are correct on one thing, and that is there is a whole world you wouldn't know anything about sitting at home all day. I deal with employees every day. I deliver and pickup at work places every day. Nobody is sitting on their computer (laptop or company) on Topix.
In case you have not noticed there is this poster named spooky racist guy who freely admits to posting here while on the job, and he works from a truck.

woof
xxxrayted

Maple Heights, OH

#33121 Aug 23, 2014
Pope Che Reagan Christ wrote:
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You forgot that no liberal has a job. That is fundamental to your theory.
I didn't say no liberals have a job. I said that no liberals on Topix seem to have a job.

Since: Aug 11

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#33122 Aug 23, 2014
Duke for Mayor wrote:
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In case you have not noticed there is this poster named spooky racist guy who freely admits to posting here while on the job, and he works from a truck.
woof
I know, I always look for Akron, OH which is how I tell
xxxrayted

Maple Heights, OH

#33123 Aug 23, 2014
Duke for Mayor wrote:
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In case you have not noticed there is this poster named spooky racist guy who freely admits to posting here while on the job, and he works from a truck.
woof
Really? Now who would that be?
woo-boy

Waverly, OH

#33124 Aug 23, 2014
xxxrayted wrote:
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I didn't say no liberals have a job. I said that no liberals on Topix seem to have a job.
That's because we weren't private school educated delivery boys working at a small family owned distribution company.
Slumlord Weather Expert

Van Wert, OH

#33125 Aug 23, 2014
xxxrayted wrote:
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I didn't say no liberals have a job. I said that no liberals on Topix seem to have a job.
Yeah, because if someone works different hours than you do, AND they have the audacity to disagree with a racist, chain smoking paperboy on Topix, they're obviously an unemployed liberal. Right???
Slumlord Weather Expert

Van Wert, OH

#33126 Aug 23, 2014
woo-boy wrote:
<quoted text>That's because we weren't private school educated delivery boys working at a small family owned distribution company.
We'll just need to get a list of approved work hours from the diabetic pack mule, since he obviously knows what's best for everyone. After all, I don't want my schedule to interfere with a racist trucker's preconceived notion of reality...
They cannot kill a Spook

Detroit, MI

#33127 Aug 23, 2014
Slumlord Weather Expert wrote:
<quoted text>We'll just need to get a list of approved work hours from the diabetic pack mule, since he obviously knows what's best for everyone. After all, I don't want my schedule to interfere with a racist trucker's preconceived notion of reality...
Racist trucker? You mean Eric Holder is delivering loads of firearms himself to mexican drug gangs? What is he driving an old ford with a an automatic transmission out of a 1979 school bus so as not to attarct attention in the Southwest?
xxxrayted

Maple Heights, OH

#33128 Aug 23, 2014
Slumlord Weather Expert wrote:
<quoted text>We'll just need to get a list of approved work hours from the diabetic pack mule, since he obviously knows what's best for everyone. After all, I don't want my schedule to interfere with a racist trucker's preconceived notion of reality...
Awww. Now isn't that sweet? The trolls are ganging up together.
Old Guy

Cincinnati, OH

#33129 Aug 24, 2014
Here's an interesting article:

"The American middle class, long the most affluent in the world, has lost that distinction.

While the wealthiest Americans are outpacing many of their global peers, a New York Times analysis shows that across the lower- and middle-income tiers, citizens of other advanced countries have received considerably larger raises over the last three decades."

"The findings are striking because the most commonly cited economic statistics — such as per capita gross domestic product — continue to show that the United States has maintained its lead as the world’s richest large country. But those numbers are averages, which do not capture the distribution of income. With a big share of recent income gains in this country flowing to a relatively small slice of high-earning households, most Americans are not keeping pace with their counterparts around the world.

“The idea that the median American has so much more income than the middle class in all other parts of the world is not true these days,” said Lawrence Katz, a Harvard economist who is not associated with LIS.“In 1960, we were massively richer than anyone else. In 1980, we were richer. In the 1990s, we were still richer.”

That is no longer the case, Professor Katz added."

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/23/upshot/the-...
xxxrayted

Maple Heights, OH

#33130 Aug 24, 2014
One.......two......three...... Thanks Obama! The hope and change we've been looking for.
woo-boy

Waverly, OH

#33131 Aug 24, 2014
xxxrayted wrote:
One.......two......three...... Thanks Obama! The hope and change we've been looking for.
And again you show a serious lack of math and comprehension skills you have from that "private education". It's obvious that article and ALL of the other facts shown to you have been "WAY" over that little pea-brained head. Keep on "VAN-IN" and slobbering over Limpdick.
xxxrayted

Maple Heights, OH

#33132 Aug 24, 2014
woo-boy wrote:
<quoted text>And again you show a serious lack of math and comprehension skills you have from that "private education". It's obvious that article and ALL of the other facts shown to you have been "WAY" over that little pea-brained head. Keep on "VAN-IN" and slobbering over Limpdick.
Let's try some math and comprehension that even you can follow Boy Toy: THE RICH HAVE NEVER GOTTEN RICHER THAN UNDER DUMBAMA!!!!
Pope Che Reagan Christ I

Seville, OH

#33133 Aug 24, 2014
Old Guy wrote:
Here's an interesting article:
"The American middle class, long the most affluent in the world, has lost that distinction.
While the wealthiest Americans are outpacing many of their global peers, a New York Times analysis shows that across the lower- and middle-income tiers, citizens of other advanced countries have received considerably larger raises over the last three decades."
"The findings are striking because the most commonly cited economic statistics — such as per capita gross domestic product — continue to show that the United States has maintained its lead as the world’s richest large country. But those numbers are averages, which do not capture the distribution of income. With a big share of recent income gains in this country flowing to a relatively small slice of high-earning households, most Americans are not keeping pace with their counterparts around the world.
“The idea that the median American has so much more income than the middle class in all other parts of the world is not true these days,” said Lawrence Katz, a Harvard economist who is not associated with LIS.“In 1960, we were massively richer than anyone else. In 1980, we were richer. In the 1990s, we were still richer.”
That is no longer the case, Professor Katz added."
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/23/upshot/the-...
That's because taxes on the wealthiest Americans and corporations are too high, there is too much regulation on industry and the minimum wage is too high, right?
Pope Che Reagan Christ I

Seville, OH

#33134 Aug 24, 2014
xxxrayted wrote:
One.......two......three...... Thanks Obama! The hope and change we've been looking for.
Explain to all of us non-truck drivers how President Obama is responsible for the rich getting richer and the middle class being driven into the ground.
Pope Che Reagan Christ I

Seville, OH

#33135 Aug 24, 2014
xxxrayted wrote:
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Let's try some math and comprehension that even you can follow Boy Toy: THE RICH HAVE NEVER GOTTEN RICHER THAN UNDER DUMBAMA!!!!
And I have never had a better winning percentage on my fantasy football team than under Obama either. Do you think he is responsible for that?
xxxrayted

Maple Heights, OH

#33136 Aug 24, 2014
Pope Che Reagan Christ I wrote:
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Explain to all of us non-truck drivers how President Obama is responsible for the rich getting richer and the middle class being driven into the ground.
Okay, but just for you non-truck drivers.

All that federal money being pumped into the stock market is creating a bubble no different than the housing or tech bubble. Like all bubbles, it's going go burst. Until it does, the wealthy are enjoying the free ride since the market is just about the best place to put money, especially when you consider the interest rate.

The economy is still in a slump even after five years of DumBama. Median income is down several thousand dollars per family since he took over. This is your typical supply and demand scenario. More workers than there is work. This gives employers the leverage they need to maintain lower rates of pay. If DumBama can somehow give amnesty to all these illegals here, it will lower pay even more.

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