Oh yeah? Is it unfair after results like this? It seems not so equal at all. Blaming the poor constantly worsening the situation and then fill their pockets after destroying BILLIONS with money earned through hard work. All on the backs of honest people pushing more ond more into poverty. And i am unfair? That is the reason why a hightech nation like the US is constantly struggeling with social issues. Not because they lackt the capability to deal with it - because somebody pockets the resources to do so and keeps it for personal entertainment whilst other people have to work at two jobs to make a living. Disgusting leeches the lot of them.
The herd mentality always wins.
Warren Buffet is sinking billions into the market to shore up weak points. This isn't to say Warren Buffet is the Messiah, Warren Buffet is just marginally intelligent and has a firm grasp of reality. When they tank, they go back up and people that buy after the tank make a whole bunch of money! That's how people like Warren Buffet get filthy stinking rich, by understanding the basics. Do you know what the poor working man losing all his hard earned money was doing last week? Selling. Mutual funds and 401k's have been bailing out of the market like there's no tomorrow.
This is what happens when you're a moron that doesn't spend a large amount of time learning the mechanics of a complex system before putting your life savings into it. You lose.
Re public goods, I'm very interested in having the idea debunked for me, but most of what psychoak offers seems to be passionate rhetoric, not methodical refutation. (On a detail point, I'd exclude air until such time as we need production facilities to get it. So maybe Mexico City, Taipei, and those other places with oxygen vending on the streets are there, but thankfully most of us can just breathe.)
Ok, so you ask, I give logical reasons why and where it's abused, and why the term is more a result of poor foresight than a mechanical aspect of life, and you call it rhetoric while ceding the point that public goods don't actually fit in their own definition. Did I miss something?
Yes, you are a commie. I don't make distinctions between people that actively seek a communist society and those that blindly vote for the ones that are, the democratic power base has been hardcore socialist since FDR with a breather for Kennedy that I thank his good looks for providing.
I *knew* you were an idealist of some sort; can't get as ticked off as you seem to be without loving something, somewhere. And, again, you sound more like a lapsed anarchist than any sort of "conservative." Would you go for direct democracy if there were only a few hundred of us on the planet?
I'm generally called a pessimist, but if that were true I wouldn't be depressed by reality so often. My guess is that I'm a realist. I am however of the opinion that government is a threat to my existence, so in that matter I do share views with the anarchists. The problem is anarchists are idealists, and I actually think. That something utterly sucks despite being the best option does not negate either aspect. Unless you're actually happy with the progress of government, I fail to see how my views on the matter can be taken as idealistic.
Yes, I would go for direct democracy with so few people. Wouldn't you? On meeting one of the other survivors, which could take years of searching assuming no one could get the communication grid up, what other method of decision making would there be aside from beating the crap out of each other and letting the winner choose?
Jonnan, you really are a fucktard. Next time you're going to link something, actually look at what it says.
If I were to ship a package to my parents, tomorrow, these are my guarantees.
For certain services and selected destinations UPS offers a free money-back guarantee. To find out if it applies to your shipment, go to 'Calculate Delivery Time' in either the Shipping or Resources section at www.ups.com and key in your shipping details.
On calculating, the guaranteed delivery time on next day air is... the next day?
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Wow, USPS doesn't know when they'll actually get an Express mail package to Anchorage! Not surprising, since their estimated delivery time is three fucking days. Yeah, they don't think it will get there till thursday.
So, for the last time, be kind to the USPS and split the difference between their guestimated time and their perfect world time, and compare Express to Second day air like those of us not living in lala land do when trying to get something important delivered by a specific date. Or restrict your argument to in state deliveries, one or the other.
Typical liberal, when faced with the truth, lie your way out of it to avoid admitting government doesn't, never has, and never will be the answer to all life's problems. I'm through changing your diaper on this one.
As for ACORN, if you got news that wasn't biased against those evil evil republicans, you might know they do more than voter registration too. Not to mention voter fraud has dick to do with the discussion, was entirely out of context, and made no sense as a retort.
This isn't even new news, ACORN has been fucking around in the mortgage market for over a decade now. Us right wing crazies have been bitching about the bad loans since Clinton hosed us with them in ever increasing numbers. It's his monumental fuckup that makes him the worst president since Carter, although I think Bush is going to surpass him with the latest stunt. Congress has never fixed a problem after the fact, they sure as hell wont start with one that puts their own ass on the chopping block for causing and propogating it directly.
Voter fraud is just the election year punchline.