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Hickory, NC

Health Care - Hickory, NC

Free markets are just that, free. You can invest how you want in things you want to support or that you think will make a good return on your investment. Sure there is risk... if you had invested a bunch of money in Palm a while back when their PDA's were hot chances are you didn't do very well, but if you'd invested that same money in Apple you might be very well off indeed. What about an up to date airport? There is no reason why they can't be privately built and operated, and in fact many smaller airports are. Of course then you have such wonderful public projects like the Global Transpark, which is most notable for being a failure... or even the infamous Soul City. What about when the last railroad has been built? Are railroads that limited? Even existing lines can be updated (requiring an investment) so they can haul more freight at higher speeds and/or less cost. And oil refineries... there is a HUGE market for new oil refining facilitates in this country but the government makes it so difficult and expensive we hasn't built one in decades. That's the fault of government, not lack of available investment.  (Nov 27, 2011 | post #174)

Garner, NC

Edwards' Life in Exile

The IRS didn't agree.  (Nov 27, 2011 | post #32)

Science / Technology

Expert: We must act fast on warming

Those of us who aren't buying the global warming scam aren't demonizing science, we aren't buying the stories from those who have a vested interest in taking away more of our money and freedom in the name of fighting a problem which may not be a problem and which we probably can't do much of anything about anyway.  (Nov 27, 2011 | post #22224)

Garner, NC

N.C. ranks 11th in child food insecurity

How would I know anyone's hunger level? In fact if the federal government is going to be feeding people I'd much rather they do it through soup kitchens. If someone is demanding help from the government... from US... it SHOULD require some inconvenience and embarrassment.  (Nov 27, 2011 | post #17)

US News

Obama shops bookstore, backs small businesses

Believe me, I've been called worse, and by far better people than you... and people who don't hide behind the anonymity of a silly alias.  (Nov 27, 2011 | post #49)

Hickory, NC

Health Care - Hickory, NC

The biggest problem with finding private money these days is the government is sucking it all up with it's gross overspending. Lenders may not like risk, but investors don't mind it if they believe the potential payback is high enough or the cause is important enough. Look at Scaled Composites and Virgin Galactic.  (Nov 27, 2011 | post #170)

Science / Technology

Global Warming Scientist, James Hansen says Kyoto Protoco...

Saying "James Hansen" and scientist is oxymoronic. Hansen may have scientific training but these days he's just a rabble rouser and is no more doing science than AlGore.  (Nov 27, 2011 | post #40)

Garner, NC

N.C. ranks 11th in child food insecurity

Where did He get the food from? Just because I'm not going hungry doesn't mean it's right for the government to take my money and spend it on food for other people that aren't going hungry.  (Nov 27, 2011 | post #14)

US News

Feds investigate solar firm that got $535 million US loan

Ahh, a typo, sorry about that. But you still haven't shown you know the meaning of the word "subsidy ". And by YOUR OWN copy and paste you show that the Bush Administration did NOT approve a loan to Solyndra.  (Nov 27, 2011 | post #599)

Garner, NC

N.C. ranks 11th in child food insecurity

Numbers, yes that's right. Arnold, I really doubt Jesus check out anyone's hunger level before feeding them, but he also wasn't using money and food confiscated from someone else. I have NO problem with my tax dollars being used to help feed people who, through no fault of their own, are going hungry. I have a BIG problem with my tax dollars going to feed people who can't be bothered to try to feed themselves.  (Nov 27, 2011 | post #11)

Hickory, NC

Health Care - Hickory, NC

Private enterprise has worked even better here in the US, who do you think built our energy and communications infrastructure? Who do you think built the railroads? We REALLY don't want to be using the Chinese as a model, that would be even more foolish than back in the 80's when so many people thought we should be using Japan as a model.  (Nov 27, 2011 | post #167)

Garner, NC

Edwards' Life in Exile

Except none of that is true. Even the charge that "stuck" wasn't anything like a conviction, it's like going to court and having the judge dismiss the charge but still make you pay court costs. There was nothing "clear cut" about it, the Democrats were just throwing every charge they could think of at him to try to make him look dirty.  (Nov 27, 2011 | post #30)

US News

Feds investigate solar firm that got $535 million US loan

If you can't figure it out no problem, what word would you like me to look up for you?  (Nov 27, 2011 | post #595)

Science / Technology

Stolen email fuels climate sceptics before talks

As opposed the the warmists who are ... motivated by greed, both their own greed for more government grants and recognition and the politicians greed for more money and power at our expense. And the politicians have access to FAR more money (OURS!) than the oil and coal industries.  (Nov 27, 2011 | post #20)

US News

Obama shops bookstore, backs small businesses

Right Wing Nutjobs, you really shouldn't say such things about yourself... even if it's true you shouldn't say it, it's just not healthy.  (Nov 27, 2011 | post #44)