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The good news about The Hillary: She and her husband are not ideological. It is all about her. And Bill is all about him and his junk. The Clintons are nothing but consistent, at least give them their stellar ability to look after themselves.
1 week ago on Hillary Clinton: Class President Of A Failed Generation
"Will she crater too?"
Only if the mainstream media wages jihad on her and takes her down as they must if she threatens The Hillary.
1 week, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/121480/carly-fiorina-new-sarah-palin
@TommyD6of11 Short of war (the only reliable, universal route to peace...until the next conflict), the only way the Muslims and Jews can co-exist is for them all to convert to Christianity.
My bet goes with war.
1 week, 6 days ago on All Praise To The Iranian Nuclear Framework—–It Finally Exposes The War Party’s Big Lie
@daybreakin2121 @WilliamJRood @TommyD6of11 @marcopolo2150
I have thought for sometime now that the Obama-Bush policy was to deconstruct the ME. For a while Bush worked on the delusion of nation rebuilding with Iraq but that basically failed so Obama flushed it for him. Chaos is the policy goal. Others can tell us what the motivations of doing this are. Maybe seeing Iran get a nuke helps this deconstruction along, Obama seems to be on board with this.
@Lybard Hoppe @ProudlyUnaffiliated @Henry Solomon @swaps @august9 I believe any country has the right to try to acquire nukes. And any country has the right to stop them from doing so.
This is merely an extension of the natural right of any country to conduct warfare.
And I should have concluded with--
....we are so screwed!
2 weeks ago on All Praise To The Iranian Nuclear Framework—–It Finally Exposes The War Party’s Big Lie
@TommyD6of11 @Henry Solomon I am waiting for the left to tell us how we need to celebrate religious diversity as ISIS beheads another 100 muslims for being apostates.
@TommyD6of11 @JJ_OO We can celebrate the high holy days of Obombadon.
@TommyD6of11 @J68R @bill5 I hate liberated women, too. But you are wrong-- Christians and Jews are not slaughtered anything like the muslims slaughter their fellow muslims for being an apostate. Christians and Jews can buy their way out of conversion or beheading, taxed so to speak, for their religion. When Jews and Christians are killed it is usually for some specific political/financial reason like a ransom not paid, to pull our chain, youtube propaganda, etc.
@Lybard Hoppe @Henry Solomon @swaps @august9 Correct. But the real problem was not the Jews seizing lawfully deeded lands from the Palestinians, it was that the Jews did not have the decency to kill them or drive them away forever.
That left an unsolvable mess.
Regardless, I am not so keen to see Iran with nukes. Nothing good can come from that.
An interesting analysis from a respected, logical westerner but there are problems--
1. Iran is heavily involved with North Korea, who has a bomb. Maybe they have another source of uranium? Or maybe they do cheat or a bit of both.
2. They may not mind dying. Iran is bringing caliphate and chaos to the entire mid-east. Why?
3. I can agree to UN inspectors and then jack them around all day long -- being that am sympatico with telling the UN to shove off on spec.
5. The Iranians are sharp and making bomb-grade plutonium is not that hard but the plutonium bomb design is difficult. They might be doing that as we speak, using the uranium route to the bomb as a distraction.
Who ya gonna trust? Obama or the Iranians...
@Adam Price 2040 is 25 years from now. With the Fed doing all it can to maintain the target 2% inflation in the face of all the deflationary forces, I guess the main function of the Fed is to ensure that this pain drags on for another generation. Great.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Central Banking Refuted In One Blog—–Thanks Ben!
@Adam Price We all have our strengths and weaknesses. Jefferson was a giant in human history and in particular the history of men struggling for liberty. I am grateful he did what he did and let his finances go unattended. Your outrageous tone towards a man of true greatness shows just how small you really are.
@Adam Price I think the 3rd reason is the current raison d'etre (mission, if you will) of the Fed-- to enable government borrowing and spending to a level not politically possible if all had to paid for by taxing the productive economy directly.
@Le Rude Frog But I still like my Toyota Camry!
1 month ago on Market Tops In! Why Buy-The-Dippers Can’t Get It Up
@lloydholiday @SageOwexford No, you are totally wrong. Changing the pieces (players) on the board won't matter too much. You can't get enough "good" players in place fast enough to change much soon enough. And even if you could, they would go bad very quickly.
Disagree? (1) Look at history and (2) watch what happens as things unfold.
BUT, not to leave this on a total downer, there is a way to change the game and focus. See Gun Owners of America (GOA) and their approach which presumes all the failings of people that we see in our "betters."
@JHM II Everything Obama says and does discourages productive work, investment and savings.
1 month, 1 week ago on Six Years Of Bull Market Bull
"NATO is our Frankenstein. And if we don’t stop it now, it will end up coming after us."
It already has if you define "us" as the people. However, the "we" is some government or something with enough horsepower to end NATO. And therein lies the rub.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Dismantle NATO Now—-Its A Relic That’s A Hotbed For Warmongers
Obama looks snookered to me. I guess we watch as all this plays out.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Good Work Washington, NATO, EU, IMF—–Ukraine’s In Chaos
Enjoyed this article but what if they held an election in a democratic country between the 2 major parties and they had names such as, Party Red and Party Blue. And both sides said what they thought would get them elected because if their side got elected then they could party hearty and get babes and money and wine would flow to THEM while the losing side was shut out of the good times.
Would you expect the winning side to follow through with its promises made to get where they are now? Or would you expect to see about what we are seeing the winning party in Greece do now?
Just askin'....game theory might include the motivation of the players....?
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Greece: Game In Theory, Capitulation In Fact
Much of UNC is engaged in rabid leftist political activism and this fraudulent center at UNC, set up as a launching pad for Edwards to run for President, needs to be shut down ASAP. Nichol is an incompetent marxist and no one with any sense listens to him anyway.
2 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/121062/north-carolina-republicans-battle-uncs-gene-nichol-poverty-center
@Adam Price So an audit will be fine and all will be well...right?
2 months, 1 week ago on Audit The Fed——And Shackle It, Too
I have long thought that the entire eurozone fiasco was just another attempt by Germany to take over Europe. They have tried many times militarily and failed. Power is a combination of military and economic power, and both are intertwined. Maybe this is the new way for Germany to try again?
2 months, 1 week ago on Europe’s Greek Showdown: The Sum Of All Statist Errors
@lloydholiday Good one! :-)
3 months ago on Inside The December Retail Report: “Disappointing” Isn’t The Half Of It
This is no mistake. It is deliberate because some people, those connected by bribing the right people, stand to pocket a ton of money. Simple ROI.
3 months, 1 week ago on They Never Learn: California Breaks Ground On $68 Billion Trainwreck
@Lockhart121 What about wanna-be home owners? Are lower prices good for people who want to buy a house?
3 months, 1 week ago on The Deflation Calamity Howlers Are Dead Wrong—-In Europe And Everywhere Else
"... independent cyber-security professionals are virtually unanimous in the opinion that the Obama administration muffed it."
Obama muffing it? No!
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Another War Party Proganda Scam: The Sony Hack Fraud
@Minim123456 I need polygamy, too.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on The Keynesian End Game Crystalizes In Japan’s Monetary Madness
This is the end, beautiful friend This is the end, my only friend, the end Of our elaborate plans, the end Of everything that stands, the end No safety or surprise, the end I'll never look into your eyes, again.
@BrianMcM @JasonEmery @clovisdad As one of those boomers you describe, let me tell you that you have raised a typical strawman/fear-based "point." Social security is a deeply flawed program financially and needs to be wound down as it is unsustainable and unaffordable. It can be humanely ended by a pro-active US government default where priority is given to different demands/creditors just as Peter Schiff and others have advocated.
Read this and then get back to us with an answer to the following question--
Question: should such a system, born of and perpetuated by lies, be continued as is?
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Here Comes The Ultimate Keynesian Scam: Helicopter Money For The People, Not Just Banks
The chickens are coming home to roost for Obama's foreign policy.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Why Obama Has No SecDef: The War Party Is Waiting For Hillary
@clovisdad I agree with just about everything here. But I do not think it has to be many years of austerity, theoretically at least. If they let the markets work and pricing to freely occur and be discovered rationally, I can't see how it takes too much longer than about 2 years and probably much less to fix it all. But they won't do that because whoever does it will be blamed for the "crash" from now until the end of time by the controllers of all stripes who say they know better because, after all, they are the smartest people in the room because they say so.
@medicinewolf In summary, since the latest economic smoke and mirrors didn't work, let's try more smoke...no wait, more mirrors.... What the heck, more of both!
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Here Comes The Ultimate Keynesian Scam: Helicopter Money For The People, Not Just Banks
This article is spot on! But can we get a government or a central bank to do nothing? Doubtful...
@Adam Price The primary purpose of any QE is to increase govt spending at the expense of the private sector. Historically, this was done by raising taxes but that won't fly politically so now we use QE. They may dress it up as many other things but this is what happens every single time with QE.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on The BOJ Jumps The Monetary Shark—–Now The Machines, Madmen And Morons Are Raging
@Adam Price Good. I'll get more then.
@Le Rude Frog @clovisdad Clovisdad nailed it. When the govt can effectively buy whatever it wants at the direct expense of the wealth-producing, private economy you will get an end point that you will not like. If you need a name, try "communism" or "fascism" or some other centrally planned, totalitarian form of society that will defacto suppress individual liberty.
Glad to see that the US policy of deconstructing the mideast is proceeding well.
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Welcome To Barack Obama’s Syrian Gong Show
Given all we have seen since 9/11, can there be any doubt that bipartisan US policy is to completely deconstruct the middle east by violent means?
One might ask: who benefits?
7 months ago on The Everlasting Impossibility Of Obama’s Syrian Adventure
Obama draws another red line. This won't end well.
7 months, 1 week ago on Obama’s Bluster and Bluff in the Baltics: Its Pointless And Dangerous.
Is this little dance over sanctions and counter sanctions and counter counter sanctions even real? With the west's projection of vacillation and weakness so obvious and entrenched can we really believe that anything serious in the way of sanctions against any country will happen at all? Is it all a war of words for public consumption? Sure looks like we are watching a Punch and Judy show.
8 months, 1 week ago on Mindless Eurocrats Stumble Toward Disaster: “Shocked” That Sanctions Have Started A Trade War
So? Maybe it was a ruse delivered for public consumption, not like that has ever happened in the history of the world, now has it? I repeat, so?
Then why were they dropped? Details and facts please, not an argument why officialdom may have lied to us. Geez...why do you waste your own time with something of so little consequence? Part of a leftist meme on why American should self-hate, are we?
I think Truman was very measured and compassionate. If it had been me, much worse would have happened, hopefully complete obliteration of Japan and all of its culture, to show the entire world what happens when you attack the US. It then would have been written formally and openly into US Policy as the primary mission of the Dept of War (which never would have had it name changed) and perhaps the US Constitution to complete the object lesson.
If you want to end/minimize war, then all war should be perceived as one in which the only outcome is complete obliteration.
8 months, 1 week ago on August 6th, A Day Of Ignominy: Enduring Lies About The Incineration Of Hiroshima
@JackMarse Nailed it!
@portola87 There is none, it escapes me as well.
We are so screwed.
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Real World Unrecovery Indicator: McDonalds Sales Down 3.2%, 9th Straight Decline
Obama's theater in trying to make us all believe he is doing something substantial might actually be the best thing he has ever done, being that it is as close to nothing as possible. No one takes this bozo seriously, I wonder if he even does himself. More will die, nothing Obama do will solve a thing, Obama's approval ratings stay in the mid-40% range. Obama is OK, the ISOJ (Islamic State of Jihad) distraction is diverted for now. Mission accomplished. Back to his real goal of destroying America.
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Washington Opened The Gates Of Hell In Iraq: Now Come The Furies
Just think how terrible it would have been if ObamaCare had not been in place. What, why are you snickering? Recall when Q1 GDP was first reported at +0.1% the reason given for the growth was....ObamaCare. Now, with -2.9% think how awful it would have been, maybe even -10%, without ObamaCare. Thank God for ObamaCare, savior of our economy!
9 months, 4 weeks ago on The Message In The Q1 GDP Shock: Massive Windfalls For The 1%; Hardly 1% Growth For The Masses
I stand with Rand.
1 year, 12 months ago on Access denied | FP Passport
2 years, 2 months ago on Green Berets Sign Letter Supporting 2nd Amendment
Magnificent! Just ran across this article. How did the race weekend go?
2 years, 3 months ago on Retrospective>><br/>road Racing At Pomona