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  1. You are guilty as charged. The offense? Stupidity. Lack of comprehension. Your arguments are as dull as a mis-used butterknife. Or perhaps a granny's old, polished off dildo. Mark "The Tribesman" Hunter somehow believes that I said or implied that America is a "color-blind utopia" of which I did neither. Seeing that is as easy as going back and re-reading my earlier comment. If you can manage that then come back with a real argument. Not a strawman. This a forum discussion. I tolerate you, that does not mean I don't challenge any of your nonsense. This is pure rot. You have the imagination
  2. Peter, I don't like dishonesty in any form. Your large amount of gibberish containing implications of things that are not true is dishonest. A television contains neither a microphone or a camera. Using Skype requires both. If you set up a connection and broadcast your voice and picture to another person of course it can be intercepted. So what. If you don't shut the fucking thing off, what happens? It's still on! Surprise! Not a conspiracy to invade your privacy. If your toilet keeps running and you don't fix it, your water bill is higher!! Not a conspiracy by the water company to
  3. Decline of financial independence in America " What's the difference between a Socialist Paradise where 95% of the people work for the state or a quasi-state institution, and a supposedly "free market economy" in which 95% of the people work for the state or a cartel-state institution? Given that the vast majority of employees are trapped in their jobs by the threat of losing their healthcare insurance, how much freedom of movement and non-inherited financial independence is available? This reality is described in Health Care Slavery and Overwork (via Arshad A.) " The solution: stay healthy, n
  4. Almost since the advent of cable providers have been able to track the programming their customers have been using. Seeing and hearing everything people are doing in their homes through their TV sets is bullshit. Your credibility is zero, you are on the wrong website. Go to "UFO's are real" or some such other bullshit site. Or get a job or another hobby. Stop using technology, especially the internet.
  5. ...And display all the character and integrity of a toy poodle... "Of course" meaning promises are easy to make...if you have no plans to keep them. You should try to act like an adult sometimes and not like a little kid running around the neighborhood naked.
  6. "Virtually any TV or monitor can be turned into a window.." No. Your credulity is showing...
  7. Second Market Crash May Be Imminent: Violent Selling Could Return On Thursday
  8. Thanks! Beat me to it. I like this comment from Bloomberg: "It was the second instance this week of a former fellow executive coming to Fiorina's defense. In a Wednesday op-ed for the conservative Internet site IJReview, Joe Russo, who worked with Fiorina at telecom company Lucent before she joined HP, said recent examinations of her record were mostly "written by someone who has never worked with Carly and has little to no experience actually working for or running a business." Fiorina was "open, honest and inspiring" as well as "just plain cool," Russo added." Carly has a facebook page: h
  9. Peter, That was Chicago back during Sandburg's time. Now there are no more farmer boys or meat packers. Now we get this: And don't forget Obama... Talk about trashing a great city. Where's the goddam O'Leary cow when we need it? Michael
  10. Mark Cuban mentions Trump [Can anyone interpret this?] " He said he agrees with Donald Trump’s views on hedge funds. “I one hundred percent… I one thousand percent agree with him. A thousand percent. He is so right on the money that carried interest is not. It’s really just a vig, right? It’s like what the house takes at a casino." [vig?]
  11. http://freebeacon.com/politics/only-one-woman-running-for-president-pays-women-as-much-as-men/ http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/08/26/exclusive-girl-on-fire-carly-fiorina-ranks-in-top-10-across-12-state-polls/ I have been underestimated all my life Carly Fiorina's campaign is mad, and with good reason
  12. Peter, You announce that people trying to find solutions outside of govt healthcare and regulated insurance are automatically getting ripped off? And they're stupid? Whose side are you on? From here: http://www.healthcaresharing.org/hcsm/ "A health care sharing ministry (HCSM) provides a health care cost sharing arrangement among persons of similar and sincerely held beliefs. HCSMs are operated by not-for-profit religious organizations acting as a clearinghouse for those who have medical expenses and those who desire to share the burden of those medical expenses. HCSMs receive no funding or
  13. Tried to find him. Found this: Nicholas Dykes...demise is much exaggerated He does have a website and email address.
  14. Okay, I have the Kindle version and will read it. Interesting, my Firefox browser locked up when I went to the Trump "Art of the deal" page. Did it several times. I don't usually have any problems with Firefox and Amazon at all. Chrome worked okay, so I got the book. I will try to be as open minded as this guy.
  15. Greg, Correlation is not causation. Free market economists have been looking at the actions of central banks and debt growth and easy money for years and predicting a huge bubble which has to burst sometime. Tens of millions of people exactly like you fervently pray, and act, to make your biblical predictions (the timing of a catastrophic event) come true to confirm your beliefs. Thresholds events can be strongly effected by tiny step functions such as the biases of a relatively small population. The noise floor, small unpredictable random fluctuations, can be overcome by small step functi
  16. The issue will not go away when Rand Paul goes away. It has to be addressed. Trump's actions speak for themselves. "For the people" to the left means welfare state, for libertarians means personal freedom and property rights. "Make America Great Again" could mean anything, replace 'America' with 'Russia' and it could be Putin speaking. I believe Trump's popularity for the moment is a backlash against the cowardice of buckling under to political correct speech by virtually everyone left and right and the middle for the past couple of decades. People have been watching everyone talk around
  17. Rand Paul: Trump and eminent domain National Review 2011: "The man has a track record of using the government as a hired thug to take other people’s property."
  18. Dow closes at 15->666<- "The Dow Jones industrial average and the S&P 500 closed about 1.3 percent lower after rallying nearly 3 percent earlier, their biggest reversal to the downside since Oct. 29, 2008." [can't keep overlooking the signs...] Prep for heading for the hills; 1. Subaru with 18.5 gal gas tank and best awd traction control in automobiles: check 2. Copy of How to stay alive in the woods: check 3. Guns & Ammo, knives, axes, tools: check, etc. [need a good varmint rifle] 4. Hiking boots, tent, bags, maps, compass, warm clothes, rain gear: check 5. Fit for hikin
  19. Carol! You are a treasure! We are in desperate need of some good poetry. I just can't get anywhere: "Trump the chump" "In the rump with Trump" "Dump Trump" [i was working on it first] Your most casual effort would be more than welcome! Hopefully you have a kind word for Carly Fiorina? Nevermind Hillary, when Obama stops protecting her...-->straight to prison! Fondly, Mike
  20. Dismal science ?!?!: Rolling A Wheelbarrow Of Dynamite Into A Crowd Of Fire Jugglers"Don’t be fooled into a false sense of security by the bounce back today and any subsequent bounces this week. The uptrend has been broken. Last week was a walk in the park compared to what is on the way. Steep vertical losses dead ahead."
  21. I think 'anarchy' is synonymous with 'chaos' except with an assigned cause: absence or non recognition of authority. I think the best defense of anarchism is David Friedman's and even he is not convinced that it could be a stable working system except for brief periods in defined settings where universal agreement exists for settling disputes. And where non-conformists of the criminal kind can be banished permanently. Even an imperfect government can create enough stability where people can thrive.
  22. I don't dislike any of my neighbors, but some I give a key to, some I never would. No one at my work disgusts me though I think it could be managed better. There are some liberals I leave the room when they get talking. I'd get in too much trouble if I didn't. Usually no rudeness or disrespect in my local stores though I believe the people (shoppers and workers) were more congenial thirty years ago when I first moved into this neighborhood. I think the majority of people here are decent. We still have the American work ethic for the most part. All of the elements are there for a robust