To you and yours as well!!HAPYY NEW YEAR TO ALL! EASY, BILL, LORAX, LOCAL, STEVE, IO, JAVY and anyone else I failed to metion.
Love reading the commentary!!!! Keep it up. Hope everyone has a healthy and (hopefully tax free) prosperous New Year!!
~off topix~~ the only good thing I've read is that the downfall of our loss has been the ignoring of the libertarian part of the GOP...Small Govt coupled with FREEDOM!!!.. So next time you pseudo conservatives (NEORINOS <patented word> lol) try to hijack the true meaning of conservatism, YOU WILL LOSE!(big time)
Hope you a$$es learned your lesson!
God Bless and take care in the New Year!:)
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#29518 Jan 7, 2013
#29519 Jan 7, 2013
It's interesting how many Jewish Democrats are at odds with Obama over his pick of Hagel.(Democrats eating THEIR own?) Lanny Davis was offended by Hagel's "Jewish lobby" comment. Ed Koch believes that Obama has stuck it to Israel supporters with his pick. Chuck Schumer has not yet expressed whether or not he will support Hagel, although he probably will come around.
I think Obama feels that he has the support of Jewish-Americans no matter what (which was pretty much proven in the election), so he will do whatever he wants when it comes to how much we support Israel.
#29520 Jan 7, 2013
I think it's more than about loving war, CNP. The GOP is beholden to the Christian right. The Christian right believes that the Jews must control Jerusalem for Jesus to return. I think that is the root of why many Republicans are obsessed with defending Israel at all costs, including going to war.
#29521 Jan 7, 2013
Glad to read you are well :)..and THANK YOU FOR THE WISHES!! Now then...You know as well as I that they lost MAJOR on social issues. All studies have concluded Americans are Fiscally Conservative and Socially Liberal..(in some part)...What we have to recognize is that we can't force our lifestyle on other peple..and I agree with you..(what the heck do I care if Jill has 2 mommy's or Bob has 2 daddy's lol)
2. On immigration, I'm a small libertarian..in this day and age we need secure borders..(of course we could EASILY fix that with a MASSIVE fines to EMPLOYERS who HIRE illegals):)
3: Easy answer on mitt...FLIP FLOPPER!
#29522 Jan 7, 2013
Eric Dondero, the libertarian (Some would call him a neo-libertarian.) who once worked for Ron Paul, says that the Ron Paul wing of the GOP is dead. Dondero says that libertarians need to be a little more hawkish in order to get the support of the Tea Party. He says that the Tea Party doesn't like the Paulites because of their views on war but that they could cooperate with libertarians who are interested in fighting terrorists, even forgiving their support for drug legalization. Dondero also says that libertarians need to make peace with the Christian right by affirming where libertarians agree with the Christian right, such as not funding abortions with taxpayer dollars even if they're pro-choice. It's an interesting read. Dondero once worked for Ron Paul but severed ties with Paul over some of Paul's views. Dondero claims that Paul hates Israel and supports the Palestinians. He also claims that Paul initially believed 9/11 was an inside job.
#29523 Jan 7, 2013
..I somewhat agree..would it matter if he said the "israel lobby"?..I mean he already pissed off the gays.. lol..I don't know but this guy has his credentials..it seems like I said before..the GOP is in self destruction mode because of neocons. hahha
#29524 Jan 7, 2013
almost forgot..NO ONE NEEDS 30 CLIPS TO HUNT!..
#29525 Jan 7, 2013
BTW, I don't agree with Mr. Dondero, but it's an interesting read in the Washington Times.
#29526 Jan 7, 2013
Here we have opposing views...you've heard of RINO..DINO..NOW IT'S LINO...
Libertarian in NAME ONLY...!!!! pandering anyone? wanna get votes..lol
#29527 Jan 7, 2013
I'm kind of surprised by your agreement there. I thought you were in with the GOA on guns. That's kind of refreshing.
#29528 Jan 7, 2013
I agree with you on borders, but we need to do something about the people who've been here in America for a long time. Romney got destroyed among Hispanic voters, likely because of his "self-deportation" comments. More and more Hispanics are voting, so the GOP has to do something wise to cut into the Democrats' lead among them. Also, Asians, who used to be a reliable GOP voting bloc due to their conservative views, have switched to the Dems in the last generation, likely because of immigration and social issues. The GOP would be wise to try to court these voters.
I also agree with you that Americans are fiscally conservative. They want a balanced budget, and they're against wasteful spending. My point was just that I think libertarians tend to go too far when it comes to some fiscal issues. Obviously, we can't go back to the Bush years, though.
#29529 Jan 7, 2013
Lol. Well, thanks for responding to my posts. Take care.
#29530 Jan 8, 2013
Not to quibble as I don't believe we need or even want
assault weapons out in hunting season.
Just the same, the 2nd Amendment wasn't about allowing
weapons for duck hunting.
#29531 Jan 9, 2013
lol..agreed..btw..they have ducks in Oregon?..
I bet if I go close to Alaska the NRA will say I need to stock a bazzooka to hunt seals. hahahha
God I love you Mr. Bill
#29532 Jan 9, 2013
Don't be a smart ass..that's my job on here...(io not considered)
#29533 Jan 9, 2013
It is fascinating to discover that the colonies
were voraciously smuggling weapons and ammo as
early as 1774, most of it coming through the West
Indies to avoid British knowing. Literally 1000s
of weapons, including cannons, were smuggled in
thru South Carolina and Connecticut anticipating
the Revolutionary War.
#29534 Jan 9, 2013
I'm familiar with Alaska and can say seal hunting
is a tiny "sport" pretty much reserved for native
Alaskans who rely strictly on seafood for their
Americans inclined to sustain themselves are far
more inclined to fishing (halibut and salmon) or
animals like deer, moose, and bear. I spent 5
days in Soldotna on the Kenai and saw at least 5
moose literally walking thru town in broad daylight.
BTW, I got my king salmon that weighed in at 81
#29535 Jan 9, 2013
Billionaires Dumping Stocks, Economist Knows Why
Monday, 15 Oct 2012 07:52 AM
By Newsmax Wires
Despite the 6.5% stock market rally over the last three months, a handful of billionaires are quietly dumping their American stocks ... and fast.
Warren Buffett, who has been a cheerleader for U.S. stocks for quite some time, is dumping shares at an alarming rate. He recently complained of disappointing performance in dyed-in-the-wool American companies like Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble, and Kraft Foods.
In the latest filing for Buffetts holding company Berkshire Hathaway, Buffett has been drastically reducing his exposure to stocks that depend on consumer purchasing habits. Berkshire sold roughly 19 million shares of Johnson & Johnson, and reduced his overall stake in consumer product stocks by 21%. Berkshire Hathaway also sold its entire stake in California-based computer parts supplier Intel.
With 70% of the U.S. economy dependent on consumer spending, Buffetts apparent lack of faith in these companies future prospects is worrisome.
Unfortunately Buffett isnt alone.
Fellow billionaire John Paulson, who made a fortune betting on the subprime mortgage meltdown, is clearing out of U.S. stocks too. During the second quarter of the year, Paulsons hedge fund, Paulson & Co., dumped 14 million shares of JPMorgan Chase. The fund also dumped its entire position in discount retailer Family Dollar and consumer-goods maker Sara Lee.
Finally, billionaire George Soros recently sold nearly all of his bank stocks, including shares of JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, and Goldman Sachs. Between the three banks, Soros sold more than a million shares.
So why are these billionaires dumping their shares of U.S. companies?
After all, the stock market is still in the midst of its historic rally. Real estate prices have finally leveled off, and for the first time in five years are actually rising in many locations. And the unemployment rate seems to have stabilized.
Its very likely that these professional investors are aware of specific research that points toward a massive market correction, as much as 90%.
One such person publishing this research is Robert Wiedemer, an esteemed economist and author of the New York Times best-selling book Aftershock.
Editors Note: Wiedemer Gives Proof for His Dire Predictions in This Shocking Interview.
Before you dismiss the possibility of a 90% drop in the stock market as unrealistic, consider Wiedemers credentials.
In 2006, Wiedemer and a team of economists accurately predicted the collapse of the U.S. housing market, equity markets, and consumer spending that almost sank the United States. They published their research in the book Americas Bubble Economy.
The book quickly grabbed headlines for its accuracy in predicting what many thought would never happen, and quickly established Wiedemer as a trusted voice.
A columnist at Dow Jones said the book was one of those rare finds that not only predicted the subprime credit meltdown well in advance, it offered Main Street investors a winning strategy that helped avoid the forty percent losses that followed ...
The chief investment strategist at Standard & Poors said that Wiedemers track record demands our attention.
Read more: Billionaires Dumping Stocks, Economist Knows Why
#29536 Jan 9, 2013
Thank you for the timely cut and paste. Follow the money!!!!!
#29537 Jan 10, 2013
Steve, I largely concur with what Dondero is saying here, but
I'd go a step further in stating that the Ron Paul wing of the
Republican Party is dead because it has been utterly incapable
of treating others with opposing or even differing views with
the respect they deserve. Their manner of addressing those
whose views are considered the "Christian Right" has been
consistently nasty. That has painfully evident on this forum.
Their views on those who largely hold libertarian views but
differ on the viability of the gold standard are typically
shunned and disrespected ... as evident on this forum. Those
who heartily agree that the U.S. should greatly lessen its
military presence in the world and cease interfering in the
internal disputes of other nations, but hold to the principle
that our military should remain strong are typically called
RINOs or something similar ... as evident on this forum.
Those who are libertarian who do not share the belief that
American is at the root of all that is evil in world are
consistently disrespected .... as evident on this forum.
I could go on and on, but the problem, as I see it, is that
Ron Paul and his supporters have deliberately attempted to
define for everyone else what is libertarian gospel and,
furthermore, that anyone who does not agree with them is
ignorant or uninformed. They are, by psychological definition,
anal retentive in being unable to understand or appreciate
or accept any views or opinions other than their own.
And that is why, in the grand scheme of things, they are
irrelevant and unable to capture anything more than a small
wing of a party that has become less relevant in itself.
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