dennislmay

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  1. How can you take that buffoon seriously? Who do you take seriously? The dominant media has entirely failed to provide news that can be trusted. Even today we found out that Rupert Murdoch is helping the Progressive's in their final takeover of secondary education in the US - via the common core educational program. Until you have an answer on whom you do trust to provide news all I am hearing is name calling. Dennis
  2. Beck reports this morning that 3 European nations now have 30% or more Nazi's elected to their parliaments. Nazi's or communists are becoming their choices with limited government not even a consideration. Not good. Dennis
  3. Missouri is a fragmented state - there are parts of Missouri I would not live in. Oklahoma is one of just a few states I would consider living in if Missouri becomes unbearable. Others include: Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Kansas, Wyoming, Montana, Utah and Idaho. Perhaps Texas but not sure about that one. Nebraska is my number one choice of an alternative state but Oklahoma has industry out the wazoo so that is a real consideration as well. Dennis
  4. Glenn Beck this morning. This was among other privacy violation stories Beck discussed today [iRS reading all our e-mail and listening to all our phone conversations, New York state violating medical record privacy to go after gun owners on Meds]. Missouri Highway Patrol gives concealed carry information to the Feds. This is several times now the State of Missouri has leaked or given information to various places it is not allowed to do by law. In this case the personal information on over 180,000 concealed carry permit owners was given away. In the past I have received all kinds of unsolicited and unwanted ads that came about as a result of the State of MO leaking my information. I once watched a woman at a MO license bureau using their computer system to help a friend track down someone who they claimed owed them money and getting the information on all their vehicles and where they lived. Several years ago I bought a car last licensed in the State of Oklahoma. I had to get a salvage title because the State of Oklahoma recognized that the State of Missouri department of motor vehicles cannot be trusted with privacy information - hence they would not cooperate getting a new title. So all expectations of privacy: internet, phone, cell, medical and government records are all out the window regardless of the law. The bill of rights is dead with no apology from the various states or the Federal Government Dennis
  5. Yes "blink and you're dead" was quite a popular premise. One of the outcomes of bad philosophy in quantum mechanics. Dennis
  6. Both the Libertarian Party and the Republican Party are fully infiltrated - the Libertarian Party with socialists and the Republican Party with Progressives. The libertarians in the Republican Party who are not socialists are in good company with the Tea Party. At some point either the Republican Party has to be taken over by the Tea Party types or it needs to go away and be replaced by the Tea Party. The Libertarian Party is so damaged I don't see it recovering with the same name. Dennis
  7. I would like to see people showing up at public events wearing "Who is John Galt" t-shirts just to rub it in their faces that the Ponzi Schemes are about to collapse - and we know it. I have mine ready for just such an occasion. Dennis
  8. I did not hear much in the presentation about how few people have a logical integrated world-view, many don't have the analytical minds and/or education to understand logical arguments, and many people with logical skills and education have compartmentalized views on some subjects that are not subject to logical discussion [religion-economics-politics]. The last point seems his main contention that the compartments [modules] are not in fact closed. The degree of closure seems to vary widely but in my experience is very real - if integrated thinking is not achieved in youth it is unlikely it ever will be. Dennis
  9. For 25+ years a dirty town cop was the law where I live, he was supported by a few other corrupt public officials. There was no interest at the state level to to fix the problem. There were several federal investigators who looked into the problem over the years but at least a few of them were dirty as well. Finally the cop was got caught stealing federal money [after committing 50+ other felony crimes I know of]. That brought him and a couple of the low level corrupt public officials down but none did any jail time. Finally a few of the higher officials retired or lost elections and the problem went away for the most part. I've seen this same issue in a few small towns over the years and heard of many more. Entrenched politically protected corruption with no option to rid yourself of the problem except by moving. I did rid myself of the problem by leaving Dayton which had much worse problems than the local corruption here. Vote with your feet is the often your only option under government [and sometimes that isn't even possible]. Had there been a real second set of law locally they would have had plenty of evidence against the dirty cop in a matter of months at most. He was a non-stop criminal enterprise. The failure to corral the dirty cop drove out people and business - a problem in many small towns. Dennis
  10. Well said, I would only add that Beck and his crew did not start out doing serious news, They were regular radio types doing comedy/social commentary but as it became ever increasingly apparent that the news media was entirely failing in their primary tasks Beck saw the opportunity to fill that Grand Canyon sized void. Beck has already broken more hard news and educated the more of the public on important political facts in the last few years than all of the Progressive hard news media combined. As Michael said there is a reason the old news media doesn't have the numbers any more - they don't do their job anymore. They are just part of the socialist political machine. I also have issues with some things Beck says or does but no more than most people in this forum and much less than people generally. Dennis
  11. Do you think Germany needs a war. They have the only smoothly functioning economy on the European mainland. Ba'al Chatzaf Germany is the only thing holding the EU together but their recently enacted energy policies require Russian cooperation. If the Germans and Russians formed an alliance they would control Europe. In other words Germany does not need a war but when the rest of the EU financially crumbles their productive economy will no longer be able to bankroll the rest of the Europeans so interesting things will happen. The Germans will have no incentive to rebuild Europe unless they and their energy partners the Russians run things. Somewhere in that mix war will break out. Dennis Where did you ever get the notion that, in the wake of an alliance between Russia and Germany, the resulting turmoil would cause a war to break out? Dennis: this is coming dangerously close to satire. Last week on his radio show Glenn Beck was discussing the Cyprus banking failures during one show and noted that Russian investors were taking a big hit because of Germany but Russia wasn't saying much about it. A couple days later a similar discussion also included how Germany and therefore the EU were entirely dependent upon Russian energy sources and that Russia can pretty much shut down the European economy anytime it wants and will likely extract all kinds of concessions in partnership with Germany [who has the most to lose] or the whole financial crisis will spin out of control. World War breaking out spills over - it might not start in Europe but no doubt at some point will involve Europe because of it being a major financial player. Dennis
  12. Do you think Germany needs a war. They have the only smoothly functioning economy on the European mainland. Ba'al Chatzaf Germany is the only thing holding the EU together but their recently enacted energy policies require Russian cooperation. If the Germans and Russians formed an alliance they would control Europe. In other words Germany does not need a war but when the rest of the EU financially crumbles their productive economy will no longer be able to bankroll the rest of the Europeans so interesting things will happen. The Germans will have no incentive to rebuild Europe unless they and their energy partners the Russians run things. Somewhere in that mix war will break out. Dennis
  13. Dennis,Apart from the fact that I don't think Obama is a "true believer" in socialism per se, the point I am making is one of degree. I agree, social democracy is bad, we shouldn't let it in, etc. etc. All I am saying is that we should be careful to not conflate Social Democrats with State Socialists. That is all. Social Democratic rule is an early unstable-unsustainable stage before the onset of State Socialism - if that helps to clarify my view. Obama is a true believer in authoritarian rule - Socialists are never really true believers in socialism because socialism is for the people, not the socialists. That is why after authoritarian rule is in place those who want "pure-true believer" socialism go up against the wall as they did in Russia and Germany. "pure-true believer" socialism fails immediately every time it is tried. Dennis
  14. I'm normally not one to take Carol's side, but lets please all try to be precise.Today's European "Socialism" is Social Democracy, i.e. a managed-market economy ("managed-market" means a regulated market, neither are to be confused with a free market) with extensive redistribution of wealth, typically through bureaucratic management, combined with neo-Keynesian management of the financial markets through a central bank. The style of market management will often be tilted towards favoring certain kinds of parties/institutions over others (i.e. unions getting perks) for "social justice" concerns. This is scarcely a free market but we should try to be careful to remember that this is NOT State Socialism, nor is it the same as Marxism-Leninism. I don't like Social Democracy one bit but it isn't the same as Stalinism. As the managed-market economy [Ponzi Scheme] grows it starts to run out of other people's money and signs of failure start to appear. Wise Ponzi Schemers then open up freedom [Canada and Germany] - injection of legitimate financial growth - to prevent the Ponzi Scheme from collapsing. So the free market is allowed to operate enough to keep the scheme from collapsing [like a thermostat opening and closing] but if the thermostat gets stuck for political reasons [Obama the true believer, Soviets, Nazi's, North Korea, Cuba, etc.] then the correction of excess does not happen and the scheme goes into authoritarianism to maintain the power even as the finances of the scheme itself has collapsed. Like the mob stealing from a business the managed-market economy can endure to a point as long as the mobster's son - a true believer - doesn't take over and destroy the goose laying the golden eggs. The question then becomes why allow the mobster in to begin with? Dennis
  15. Remember what Andrew Wilkow says: Socialism is for the people, not the socialists. Are you a socialist [ruler] or one who wants to live under socialism [one of the people]? Fortunately for Canada - at the moment - in respect to finances and business it is less socialist than the United States. Canada is however a free rider in many respects on the United States - particularly the military. Remember the lessons of both Russia and Germany - when socialists come to power the 2nd bunch of people up against the wall are the socialist puritans who fight the authoritarians who have come to power under socialism. Dennis The socialism of Canada is not that of Russia or Germany, because we are not Russia or Germany and have indeed remembered their lessons. If you remembered their lessons you would not be a socialist. Every socialist believes this time it will be different. As studiodekadent noted neither the US nor Canada exist as free markets and neither lives totally under socialism. Many of the luxuries Western Europe and Canada have lived under since WWII are as partial free riders of US productivity and military spending. This luxury has extended the experiments in socialism well beyond their natural lifespan as the socialists have not yet run out of other peoples money [productivity]. As the US becomes more socialist there is no one left to rob and the luxury phase of socialism will begin to collapse leading to the real ugly face of authoritarian state socialism. The path depends on individual circumstances but the end is always the same since the financial underpinnings of socialism is a grand Ponzi Scheme and always doomed from the start. Dennis
  16. Obama is about 10 months older than I am - but with a juvenile mentality I outgrew by the time I was in 7th grade. In addition to the problems Peter mentions I recall back in the `1990 - 1992 time frame the first strike weapon the North Korean's have in abundance are thousands of weaponized wooden single prop airplanes for low and slow bombing raids with chemical or biological weapons. Their sheer numbers would be overwhelming. I don't believe Obama would do anything until the Chinese are on board. Allies and agreements mean nothing to him - it is all about the Maoist Revolutionary goals he holds. It is hard to say what would happen after a North Korean first strike, the leadership of the South would be dead, we would feel the need to kill the leadership of the North then pay to rebuild both. The Koreas would likely be reunified with China controlling the unified Korea after we pay to rebuild. Dennis
  17. Remember what Andrew Wilkow says: Socialism is for the people, not the socialists. Are you a socialist [ruler] or one who wants to live under socialism [one of the people]? Fortunately for Canada - at the moment - in respect to finances and business it is less socialist than the United States. Canada is however a free rider in many respects on the United States - particularly the military. Remember the lessons of both Russia and Germany - when socialists come to power the 2nd bunch of people up against the wall are the socialist puritans who fight the authoritarians who have come to power under socialism. Dennis
  18. The obvious isn't always obvious to everyone. Dennis
  19. Socialists here and in Europe will not stand idle and take the blame for the impending financial collapse of the West. European style socialism is their religion and efforts to protect the myths of that religion will lead them into world war. The war will serve several purposes - one primary purpose will be to mask the real reasons the Western economies collapsed while also providing an excuse to clamp down on what would otherwise be civil and political disorder following a government-incompetence-induced financial collapse. No riots allowed because we are at war, rationing expected because we are at war, and economic failure not the fault of the administration but outside forces [the war]. Without a war as an excuse to implement authoritarian controls there might be sufficient political reaction to the financial collapse to bring about political and economic reforms - a move away from European Socialism. With war, European style socialism and authoritarian rule will be cemented in place. After authoritarian rule has been implemented for some time and war dies down the authoritarian rule will continue indefinitely because the post "hot war" threat of terrorism will never end. History will be written by the authoritarian rulers and it will be made clear that freedom failing caused economic collapse and the war [not socialist interference in the markets] and only a strong hand can keep us safe now. Dennis
  20. I know back in the day [i got out of the AF in 1992] there was a great concern that the US no longer had the ability to move adequate cargo by sea to engage in anything resembling a real war. Hence the huge long term buildup for Desert Storm. We now have considerably less capability. The US Military capability is like the Niobrara River in Nebraska - a very wide river with fast moving water but with no depth. Once the US runs out of smart weapons there are no longer adequate planes to carry on conventional bombing and not enough ships or planes to bring supplies in a timely manner. The war will be long over before the capability could be rebuilt. The economic crisis is also military and leadership crisis - all the makings for a world war. Dennis Out military posture degenerated to this: We can launch nukes to any point on the globe from right here at home. Who needs to ship men and arms when you can ship death and destruction by express. Ba'al Chatzaf Does the US have the will to use nukes when losing a conventional war not involving the homeland? I know the present administration does not. I doubt Jimmy Carter did. We also have the issue of internal security which is in dire straights. Even if we have nuclear capabilities I suspect any serious intent to use them would be leaked directly to the enemy. If any other major nuclear power threatened nukes in retaliation our current political leaders would fold in a second. Unless nukes are a real option there is limited deterrence left - hence a greatly increased threat of World War III. Dennis
  21. I know back in the day [i got out of the AF in 1992] there was a great concern that the US no longer had the ability to move adequate cargo by sea to engage in anything resembling a real war. Hence the huge long term buildup for Desert Storm. We now have considerably less capability. The US Military capability is like the Niobrara River in Nebraska - a very wide river with fast moving water but with no depth. Once the US runs out of smart weapons there are no longer adequate planes to carry on conventional bombing and not enough ships or planes to bring supplies in a timely manner. The war will be long over before the capability could be rebuilt. The economic crisis is also military and leadership crisis - all the makings for a world war. Dennis
  22. As long as you watch everything there is no issue. I grew up only having one side [i am 50] and CNN [also Progressive] starting when I was 19, then Rush Limbaugh when I was 30, FOX News when it started, and now The Blaze - I have seen it all changing and evolving over the years. I had the advantage of seeing media corruption starting at a very young age [6th grade]. I was there when my father was interviewed for a national news program about the American Indian Movement. Everything he said was taken out of context and rearranged to say the opposite of what he actually said. I experienced it again with local news when I was interviewed about a story in Dayton OH - again a complete distortion game done by the media. I have had personal knowledge of many distortion incidents over the years. I always watch for media bias and find it all the time. All news sources have their problems and the best there is out there is still incomplete and not of the quality I would like to see. Science News in particular is pitiful. Watch variety and pay attention to Fox News and talk radio when they document bias in the Progressive media. Dennis
  23. Well that explains a lot. You are the 3rd person in one year I've run into who has filtered their sources of news such that nearly all of their hard news originates from Progressive sources. Without Fox News, Talk Radio, and The Blaze TV you are at most listening to one leg of the triad of valid news which also includes the Internet and Blogs. The next question would be what portions of the Internet and Blogs? You could in fact be missing all 3 legs of the triad of valid news sources. The only other occasionally valid sources of news I hear about are newspapers from the UK. Dennis None of my friends are Progressive. And not all internet blogs are left wing. I avoid to the left wing sources like the plague that they are. You exhibit a tendency to generalize with insufficient data. Do you do science that way too? I hope not. Ba'al Chatzaf In the universe of valid information you have decided to forego at least 2 of 3 legs of the triad: TV news [Fox News and The Blaze TV], & talk radio [Limbaugh, Beck, Hannity, Levin, & Wilkow among others]. I hope your Internet blogs contain the original content from the other two legs or everything you think about politics would be a generalization from insufficient data. There are indeed good blogs out there and the other two legs of the triad talk about those valid blog sources all the time. It would seem your dislike for editorial comment as part of the news package is your primary reason for restricting your news intake to a tiny amount of what is out there. In the pre-talk radio and pre-internet days we had hidden agenda editorial comment, manufactured news, and news censorship from extreme Progressives like Walter Cronkite and Dan Rather. There was no news balance of any kind. Fox News presents the progressive version of the news and some of the conservative version of the news - balance being giving the progressives their say also. The Blaze TV and talk radio is the balance against the rest of the progressive media which runs virtually everything else except some Internet blogs. Dennis I take it you do not read national newspapers or credit sources like the AP or Reuters. etc. as delivering factual information, even on non-editorial pages. Is this assumption correct? No I do not read national newspapers nor local ones. Few national and no local news papers do a good job of reporting the news - not on their websites either. Original accurate reporting by the few good national newspapers is picked up by the other news sources I do watch. Funny how the National Enquirer has broken more real news than most national papers in the last decade. The AP has been shown time and again to be an extremely biased news source with a great deal of factually incorrect information put out. First they were kicked off of the Mike Church show after he documented their bias time and again, now they are off SiriusXM Patriot Channel entirely in favor of The Blaze news. Fox News and the Patriot Channel are the top 2 rated stations on SiriusXM radio. FOX News in some time slots has nearly 50 times the audience of CNN. The Blaze is also now larger than CNN in many respects. When AP and Reuters have factually accurate non-biased news to report it is picked up and credited by the news sources I do listen to. They have not yet become totally irrelevant yet though if they don't get their shit together they will both disappear into the obscurity CNN and MSNBC have found themselves in. Back in the day Fox News was not allowed in Canada. I recall being in Toronto during a business trip and having to watch CBC [production quality like a 3rd tier US local market] and CNN all biased news network. I do occasionally watch all the news stations on Satellite but I can seldom stomach the bias for long. The good thing about the non-Progressive news sources I listen to: they fully document the bias of other networks in their own words often on video. When mud is slung at Fox News by the White House and their Progressive news outlets it is almost always factually incorrect - same with Beck. Beck recently spent nearly an hour showing how fraudulent editing by a CNN News anchor [not commentator] was done in an attempt to smear him. The selective editing of clips and repeating the same clips from the same segment were done to create fake news to fit the agenda of the story. The mistake Progressive news outlets make when they fake news is that talk radio and Beck have large audiences who already understand Progressive news bias and talk radio and Beck have hours available to fully document every aspect of that bias every time it pops up. Progressive bias in the news is worthy of news reports in and of itself. Dennis
  24. Well that explains a lot. You are the 3rd person in one year I've run into who has filtered their sources of news such that nearly all of their hard news originates from Progressive sources. Without Fox News, Talk Radio, and The Blaze TV you are at most listening to one leg of the triad of valid news which also includes the Internet and Blogs. The next question would be what portions of the Internet and Blogs? You could in fact be missing all 3 legs of the triad of valid news sources. The only other occasionally valid sources of news I hear about are newspapers from the UK. Dennis None of my friends are Progressive. And not all internet blogs are left wing. I avoid to the left wing sources like the plague that they are. You exhibit a tendency to generalize with insufficient data. Do you do science that way too? I hope not. Ba'al Chatzaf In the universe of valid information you have decided to forego at least 2 of 3 legs of the triad: TV news [Fox News and The Blaze TV], & talk radio [Limbaugh, Beck, Hannity, Levin, & Wilkow among others]. I hope your Internet blogs contain the original content from the other two legs or everything you think about politics would be a generalization from insufficient data. There are indeed good blogs out there and the other two legs of the triad talk about those valid blog sources all the time. It would seem your dislike for editorial comment as part of the news package is your primary reason for restricting your news intake to a tiny amount of what is out there. In the pre-talk radio and pre-internet days we had hidden agenda editorial comment, manufactured news, and news censorship from extreme Progressives like Walter Cronkite and Dan Rather. There was no news balance of any kind. Fox News presents the progressive version of the news and some of the conservative version of the news - balance being giving the progressives their say also. The Blaze TV and talk radio is the balance against the rest of the progressive media which runs virtually everything else except some Internet blogs. Dennis
  25. So you get your news from unbiased sources like CNN? [Clinton News Network] Dennis No. I don't. I hardly ever watch CNN. Wolf Blitzer does not do it for me. I pay no attention to editorial pages of any major press publication and I don't watch t.v. for the news. Ba'al Chatzaf So no Fox News, none of The Blaze TV, do you listen to talk radio? Internet news? Dennis Internet, the blogs and my friends who are in various places over seas. In any case I have no use for editorial comment. Well that explains a lot. You are the 3rd person in one year I've run into who has filtered their sources of news such that nearly all of their hard news originates from Progressive sources. Without Fox News, Talk Radio, and The Blaze TV you are at most listening to one leg of the triad of valid news which also includes the Internet and Blogs. The next question would be what portions of the Internet and Blogs? You could in fact be missing all 3 legs of the triad of valid news sources. The only other occasionally valid sources of news I hear about are newspapers from the UK. Dennis