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Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
May 10, 2013 - 12:00pm PT
What was the driver for the first GREAT depression?? Was it not the production of money in a non controlled manner that went far past the reserves and actual available currency? Printing worthless money to cover debts..?
jghedge

climber
May 10, 2013 - 12:22pm PT

"What was the driver for the first GREAT depression?? Was it not the production of money in a non controlled manner that went far past the reserves and actual available currency?"


Nope. Manufacturing over-production and over-surplus was the main cause.

http://www.etoro.com/education/primary-cause-great-depression.aspx

And it was the massive gov't deficit spending to pay for a little thing called World War 2 that ended the depression.
Dave Kos

Social climber
Temecula
May 10, 2013 - 12:26pm PT
What was the driver for the first GREAT depression?? Was it not the production of money in a non controlled manner that went far past the reserves and actual available currency? Printing worthless money to cover debts..?

No.

There are a number of things that triggered the Great Depression, but monetary policy is low on the list.

What made the great depression worse was that banks refused to lend and the government initially discouraged lending by raising interest rates.



Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
May 10, 2013 - 12:37pm PT
Stock market crash, and bank failures were among the top reasons of the depression,along with reduced spending by the populous and the drought. Or at least thats what i thought.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
May 10, 2013 - 12:40pm PT
I love how you all continue to argue with Ron. It's like a freaking echo chamber. He won't change his mind, you won't change yours.

I mean, really, Hedge? I actually agree with many if not most of your opinions but you, sir, are a douchebag. Your childish words make rational democrats like me look bad. Stop doing that.


Edit: I shouldn't have called you a douchebag. Name calling makes me just as bad as you. My apologies.
Dr. F.

Big Wall climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - May 10, 2013 - 12:45pm PT
BlueRig and Dirt hate Obama because they believe all the lies that the Right Wing Media repeat over and over

Maybe if they didn't listen to the right wing media, nor the Corporate media, they would be more rational about what's going on here

Obama has a 50% approval rating, that's way higher than Bush's 18%, or Cheney at 6%.

Is 50% of the Nation delusional?
No, 25% of the Nation are delusional, and those 25% do not approve of Obama
jghedge

climber
May 10, 2013 - 01:15pm PT
"Your childish words make rational democrats like me look bad. Stop doing that."

Have to dumb it down to their level or it doesn't penetrate. You get nowhere being rational with them - if they were rational, they'd be liberals.

Scorn and ridicule works best. Makes them envious. Plus some of them actually are here to be humiliated. People don't knowingly flaunt their ignorance unless they're addressing some weird need. Sad but true.

locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
May 10, 2013 - 01:26pm PT


It amazes me that they can't see that the "Proof is in the pudding" when it comes to Obama...

Totally blinded by prejudice and ignorance...

dirtbag

climber
May 10, 2013 - 06:00pm PT
Still WRONG after all these years--about every friggin' thing.
jghedge

climber
May 10, 2013 - 07:25pm PT
Last November:

Petraeus Says U.S. Tried to Avoid Tipping Off Terrorists After Libya Attack

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/17/world/africa/benghazi-not-petraeus-affair-is-focus-at-hearings.html?_r=0


David H. Petraeus, the former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, told lawmakers on Friday that classified intelligence reports revealed that the deadly assault on the American diplomatic mission in Libya was a terrorist attack, but that the administration refrained from saying it suspected that the perpetrators of the attack were Al Qaeda affiliates and sympathizers to avoid tipping off the groups.

Mr. Petraeus, who resigned last week after admitting to an extramarital affair, said the names of groups suspected in the attack — including Al Qaeda’s franchise in North Africa and a local Libyan group, Ansar al-Shariah — were removed from the public explanation of the attack immediately after the assault to avoiding alerting the militants that American intelligence and law enforcement agencies were tracking them, lawmakers said.



This was 7 months ago - why is this still being discussed?
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
May 10, 2013 - 08:47pm PT
Journalism is about covering important stories. With a pillow,


until they stop moving.
HighDesertDJ

Trad climber
May 10, 2013 - 08:49pm PT
jdhedge asked
This was 7 months ago - why is this still being discussed?


Because it plays well with the base and it's a preemptive on Hillary for 2016.


TGT quipped
Journalism is about covering important stories. With a pillow,


until they stop moving.


THE LAMESTREAM MEDIA IS COVERING FOR THE ILLUMINATI GOVERNMENT INFOWARS.COM GUYS WAKE UP SHEEPLE!!!
jghedge

climber
May 10, 2013 - 08:57pm PT

Like I said, Petraeus testified 7 months ago that he instructed the references to terrorism be taken out, to prevent compromising on-going operations.

Do wingnuts not trust David Petrauus now? Are they really that desperate, and that pathetic?

Apparently, yes.
HighDesertDJ

Trad climber
May 10, 2013 - 09:01pm PT
Democrats haven't been hitting them with that as a talking point for one thing. From what I've seen the Repubs are the only ones who talk about it at all. I'm assuming the Dems are working under the premise that talking about it as well simply keeps the story alive longer and if it's just the Repubs then it becomes clear that it's simply a partisan show. Also, I don't think it's really a desperate move on the whole, though parts of it are certainly pretty silly beyond belief such as maintaining that there is a "Watergate" level coverup "about to blow" around the whole issue and then going into yet another hearing and revealing no new information at all.
jghedge

climber
May 10, 2013 - 09:08pm PT
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/17/world/africa/benghazi-not-petraeus-affair-is-focus-at-hearings.html?_r=0

"Mr. Petraeus...said the names of groups suspected in the attack — including Al Qaeda’s franchise in North Africa and a local Libyan group, Ansar al-Shariah — were removed from the public explanation of the attack immediately after the assault to avoid alerting the militants that American intelligence and law enforcement agencies were tracking them, lawmakers said."


In the real, adult world, we call that "Game Over".

In Wingnut Fantasy World, they call it...well, who cares what they call it, really.


Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
May 10, 2013 - 09:18pm PT
Finally, some real "discussion"…. even if it is just a bunch of right-wang whack-jobs repeater stuck at 10 on the idiot troll meter and a group of strong minded well balanced, forward-thinking, radicalized liberals having at it again… back in a minute for some real news on the failures of the right front…..




Rush?

Fail. Why do you ask?



Who knew that would happen once the 2012 failed elections were over and repubtards lost?




Who does this remind you of?



These guys more than likely vote on the repbulitard manner…

Total whackaloons
HighDesertDJ

Trad climber
May 10, 2013 - 09:27pm PT
I think this basically sums it up:

HighDesertDJ

Trad climber
May 10, 2013 - 09:32pm PT
And Rush Limbaugh isn't finished. At best he'll move to a smaller network with more niche advertising and have to only make a few million a year instead of several million a year. The guy pulls 14 million listeners a week and it's just a fat dude spitting at a microphone loving the sound of his own voice. Morning Edition only pulls 12 and they actually have a large staff of reporters who investigate the world.
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
May 10, 2013 - 09:34pm PT


Today it comes out he really meant it.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/irs-apologizes-targeting-conservative-groups

Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
May 10, 2013 - 09:39pm PT
The admission by the Obama administration that the Internal Revenue Service targeted political opponents echoes some of the most shameful abuses of government power in 20th century American history," said House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio.
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