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by geekster
Thu Apr 07, 2011 7:54 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: MY FAVORITE VIDEO (TODAY) IS...
Replies: 3326
Views: 349185

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by geekster
Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:06 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Fuck!
Replies: 17140
Views: 1490962

Had to have a CT scan of the gray matter today. Normal. Fucking yay. Scary shit, that.
by geekster
Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:04 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: MY FAVORITE VIDEO (TODAY) IS...
Replies: 3326
Views: 349185

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by geekster
Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:34 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: MY FAVORITE VIDEO (TODAY) IS...
Replies: 3326
Views: 349185

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by geekster
Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:32 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Are Republicans Putting the nail in their coffin?
Replies: 93
Views: 9017

http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2011-02-26/end-unions-and-end-the-privileged-class/ The manufactured Madison, Wis., mob is not the movement the White House was hoping for. Both may find themselves at the wrong end of the populist pitchfork. While I generally defend collective bargaini...
by geekster
Sun Feb 27, 2011 7:32 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Are Republicans Putting the nail in their coffin?
Replies: 93
Views: 9017

The people were quite aware of what was going on when they threw the Democrats out of office in Wisconsin. There are currently recall proceedings underway right now against at least two of the Democrats that ran to Illinois. All it will take is the recall of one of them. The point will likely be moo...
by geekster
Sun Feb 27, 2011 7:20 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: MY FAVORITE VIDEO (TODAY) IS...
Replies: 3326
Views: 349185

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by geekster
Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:39 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Global Cooling
Replies: 993
Views: 96893

Ok, here we go! Witness the end of Gavin Schmidt's career! (speculation, of course, but this is a real "in your face" article from one climatologist to another). Dr. Judith Curry (School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences · Georgia Institute of Technology) finally calls out Dr. Gavin Schmidt on IPCC...
by geekster
Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:31 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Fuck!
Replies: 17140
Views: 1490962

Stuff like that is really tough to live through, Pinemom. Fuck, it will pass, but it leaves marks.
by geekster
Sun Feb 20, 2011 7:59 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Fuck!
Replies: 17140
Views: 1490962

Fucking bloodbath in Tripoli tonight. Gaddafi's mercenary goons opened up on crowds in Green Square with anti-aircraft guns. Then supporters waited at the hospital for the wounded to begin arriving and killed them as they arrived.

It's a bad night in Libya. Twitter hashtag #Tripoli
by geekster
Sun Feb 20, 2011 3:40 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: MY FAVORITE VIDEO (TODAY) IS...
Replies: 3326
Views: 349185

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by geekster
Thu Jan 27, 2011 7:33 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Long Cold Winter
Replies: 1527
Views: 157459

I thought this was funny: This week we have a crank duet, provided by Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne and US EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson. The shakiest of America's three domestic car companies, Chrysler, and the US Government are teaming up to bring the world something nobody asked for—a non-ele...
by geekster
Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:39 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Long Cold Winter
Replies: 1527
Views: 157459

But take heart! A lapdog press is doing what it can to remake the image of Obama from an FDR to a Ronald Reagan:

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Yet the truth is that we have the spirit of Jimmy Carter alive and well in Washington no matter how the press attempts to "spin" it this week.
by geekster
Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:58 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Global Cooling
Replies: 993
Views: 96893

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/climatechange/8284223/Himalayan-glaciers-not-melting-because-of-climate-change-report-finds.html Himalayan glaciers are actually advancing rather than retreating, claims the first major study since a controversial UN report said they would be melted withi...
by geekster
Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:56 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Long Cold Winter
Replies: 1527
Views: 157459

Would you care to search through the "childish names" our last President was called in this board? Belittling politicians is an American tradition as old as the country itself. ADDED: And there is no way I am a conservative. I am libertarian. I do, however, see the Republicans as orders of magnitude...
by geekster
Thu Jan 27, 2011 1:26 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Long Cold Winter
Replies: 1527
Views: 157459

Here we go! http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/01/26/politics/main7286861.shtml From that bastion of right-wing extremism, CBS: Sick and getting sicker, Social Security will run at a deficit this year and keep on running in the red until its trust funds are drained by about 2037, congressional budg...
by geekster
Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:21 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Corporate Socialism
Replies: 30
Views: 2474

I've contended more than once that businesses should succeed or fail based on their own merits. Absolutely agree. Same with individual people. If you don't mind debating facts, get on with it! I take it you are of the opinion the FED was a good thing back in 1913. They were supposed to stop the boo...
by geekster
Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:11 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Long Cold Winter
Replies: 1527
Views: 157459

eh ... Milton Friedman is all people need to read ... or even watch. There are plenty of his talks on youtube. Actually, reading through Professor Williams' columns might be a good exercise: http://econfaculty.gmu.edu/wew/articles.html Professor of economics at George Mason University. His book "Lib...
by geekster
Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:24 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: MY FAVORITE VIDEO (TODAY) IS...
Replies: 3326
Views: 349185

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by geekster
Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:51 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: So this is how liberty dies...
Replies: 334
Views: 22636

Keep an eye on Iran. Already this year, Iran has hanged 57 people. These are public executions generally done with building cranes in parking lots. All of last year they hanged 180 people. At this year's rate so far they will surpass last year's total in a few weeks. Increasing the number of public ...
by geekster
Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:20 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Long Cold Winter
Replies: 1527
Views: 157459

Most of the people who claim to support Keynesian economics have never read John Maynard Keynes. Few of those who HAVE read him, understand him because most Americans are illiterate when it comes to basic economics. They tend to parrot some line that feels somehow soothing to them without really und...
by geekster
Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:38 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Long Cold Winter
Replies: 1527
Views: 157459

Department of Labor is another department that can be completely abolished. It produces absolutely nothing. In fact, abolish: Veterans Affairs - Have defense dept handle that Education - State function Transportation - State function HUD - State function Labor - Not the role of government Reduce: In...
by geekster
Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:59 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Long Cold Winter
Replies: 1527
Views: 157459

Well, look at what the Obumbler is now proposing. After cranking up government spending to the highest level in history he wants to "freeze" it there for five year! The LAST thing we need is a government spending freeze, we need a draconian and painful spending CUT. Example: Completely eliminate the...
by geekster
Sun Jan 23, 2011 11:41 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Long Cold Winter
Replies: 1527
Views: 157459

Also, this whole "inflate the economy" bullshit works out great for the bankers, but not for us. Here is why. Lets say a house costs $200,000. Lets say a cup if coffee costs $1. So a house costs 200,000 cups of coffee. Now lets say you have a $200,000 mortgage. Bank is on the hook for that amount. H...
by geekster
Sun Jan 23, 2011 11:33 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Long Cold Winter
Replies: 1527
Views: 157459

It did ... until the end of the graph, see the uptick? And reading the article, that uptick is likely to accelerate. Ok, take for example Chinese inflation. As the economy inflates in China, they are going to start demanding a higher price for their goods. EVERYTHING we buy in this country is made i...
by geekster
Sun Jan 23, 2011 11:01 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Long Cold Winter
Replies: 1527
Views: 157459

I don't believe the federal reserve is going to be able to keep interest rates artificially low much longer. Particularly in the face of this:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142 ... TopStories
by geekster
Fri Jan 21, 2011 12:34 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Long Cold Winter
Replies: 1527
Views: 157459

Often one of the best ways of "fixing" something is to stop trying to "fix it" so damned much.
by geekster
Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:30 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Long Cold Winter
Replies: 1527
Views: 157459

The only way to avoid borrowing from foreigners is to run a consistent trade surplus. That means that your country produces more than its people can afford to or is willing to buy and then you become a net lender to foreigners. That is just how the balance of payments works. If you run a trade surpl...
by geekster
Fri Jan 21, 2011 12:35 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Long Cold Winter
Replies: 1527
Views: 157459

uh, oh http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/21/business/economy/21bankruptcy.html?_r=1&src=busln Policy makers are working behind the scenes to come up with a way to let states declare bankruptcy and get out from under crushing debts, including the pensions they have promised to retired public workers. Un...

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