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HighDesertDJ

Trad climber
Sep 8, 2014 - 05:41pm PT
Crackaddict posted
Strange how the "problem sectors" of the economy are the ones that are the most heavily regulated and subsidized by government - housing, health care, and education.

We are near the top of another massive bubble in stocks and high yield debt, which was 100% engineered by public policy - low interest rates and "quantitative easing" (QE), to make us believe the economy is recovering. When the inevitable bust comes, it will be amusing to see how many morons attribute it to "the excesses of capitalism".


I, too, confuse volume of regulation with adequacy and enforcement of regulation. Nobody ever said that public policy couldn't contribute to the excesses of capitalism...especially when capitalism demands that public policy be written by capitalists. Your argument is literally "once people realize how awful these industry written rules are they will see how terrible government is and finally trust industry!"
locker

climber
STFU n00b!!!
Sep 8, 2014 - 05:49pm PT


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locker

climber
STFU n00b!!!
Sep 8, 2014 - 05:52pm PT

"It seems the Lithuanians agree with you..."...


Hurrah for the Lithuanians!!!...

A people with great taste in music...

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HighDesertDJ

Trad climber
Sep 9, 2014 - 03:17am PT
Kate Upton naked reminds me of Edward Snowden: http://twitter.com/africasacountry/status/506901444877099008
HighDesertDJ

Trad climber
Sep 9, 2014 - 03:22am PT



"If Obama was a REAL president he would stop us from blocking equal pay legislation."

https://twitter.com/GOP/status/506524410158006272
CrackAddict

Trad climber
Canoga Park, CA
Sep 9, 2014 - 10:54am PT

"If Obama was a REAL president he would stop us from blocking equal pay legislation."

Equal pay is already a constitutional right. The legislation Obama wants to pass is more a gift for tort law
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Sep 9, 2014 - 12:01pm PT
http://washingtonexaminer.com/harry-reid-is-mad-that-republicans-didnt-obstruct-his-bill/article/2553066

LOL!
HighDesertDJ

Trad climber
Sep 9, 2014 - 12:06pm PT
Crackaddict posted
Equal pay is already a constitutional right.

And black people already had the right to vote. This has been the excuse of the privileged for maintaining oppression since forever.
Dave Kos

Social climber
Temecula
Sep 9, 2014 - 01:51pm PT
The Paycheck Fairness Act is completely unnecessary.

Corporations are already punished financially when they pay people employees less than they are worth.

There's even a name for this cost - it's called "employee turnover."

jammer

climber
Sep 9, 2014 - 02:43pm PT
^^^

Is that why legislation which would demand salaries be transparent always gets blocked by republicans?

As well as the legislation which tries to solve the problem other ways, like the paycheck fairness act?
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Sep 9, 2014 - 05:28pm PT
What a bunch of incompetent boobs!

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/09/09/Letter-Holder-Aide-Accidentally-Calls-Issa-For-Help-Spinning-IRS-Scandal/
glanton

Social climber
lemuria
Sep 9, 2014 - 05:55pm PT
White ass republican tgt.

LOL.
Malemute

Ice climber
great white north
Sep 11, 2014 - 04:32am PT
Correction: September 9, 2014

An earlier version of a summary with this article misstated the former title of Dick Cheney. He was vice president, not president.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/10/us/politics/cheney-goes-to-capitol-hill-to-counter-gop-isolationism.html?_r=0
Dave Kos

Social climber
Temecula
Sep 11, 2014 - 07:11am PT
Let's not forget the only four Americans that have been lost in the war on terror:



BENGHAAAAZZZZZIIIIIII!!!!!!!!!!
Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
Sep 11, 2014 - 10:02am PT
I just heard that Israeli investigators have reported that Hamas had nothing at all to do with the abductions of 3 Israeli students...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_kidnapping_and_murder_of_Israeli_teenagers



goto 6:35 or so to get straight to it...



So then who is at fault for killing the kids on the beach and in the school

This outrages me... but who gives a shite.... right.

Israel has a black eye with this one...

Unfortunately, I believe this will eventually lead to nothing.... Because Israel is involved... And Israelis cannot be wrong... Or at least no body can point out when Israel has made the wrong snap decision that ended with many dead in the west bank.

Kinda hard to get past the 'we're a peaceful people' with all the half cocked killing taking place in Israel...
A Hebrew-language Facebook page calling on PM Netanyahu to assume his responsibilities and requesting that a Palestinian "terrorist" be executed every hour until the three youths are restored to their families, gained 10,000 thumb-ups within hours.

Who takes responsibility for the innocent dead?

An account of the days after the kidnapping...

An Israeli government official stated to Reuters news agency that Israel was looking to use the search as a pretext for a wider crackdown on Hamas and were looking into the legal aspects of deporting Hamas leaders from the West Bank.[217] A Hebrew-language Facebook page calling on PM Netanyahu to assume his responsibilities and requesting that a Palestinian "terrorist" be executed every hour until the three youths are restored to their families, gained 10,000 thumb-ups within hours.[218][219]

Here's what the only important people in the world had to say about Hamas:

On television, Netanyahu declared that "Anyone trying to harm Israeli civilians will be harmed in return."[12]
Israel's Economic Minister Naftali Bennett said Israel will make membership of Hamas a 'ticket to hell', branding it one 'of the most "lethal, barbaric organizations in the world". Both the PA and Hamas, he affirmed, formed a 'complete culture where Israel is [perceived as] Satan.'[222]
15 June. Moshe Ya'alon cited the kidnapping as "additional testimony to the cruelty and seething hatred that guides the terror groups in our region".[90]
'Israel has decided to perform a root canal to uproot everything green in the West Bank,' reported on Israel's Army Radio, green also being the colour of Hamas.[223]
Israel's ambassador to Italy, Naor Gilon, declared that "Europe backs Hamas' government and the kidnapping of children and Israeli civilians".[224]
'We're witnessing the unrestrained brutality of Islamic terrorism, both in Israel and around us.' Netanyahu to Ban Ki-Moon.[159]
'Not only are the kidnappers terrorists, but so is Hanin Zoabi'. Avigdor Liberman, writing in Facebook of his Knesset colleague.[225]
Rabbi Dov Lior said the abduction was God's punishment for anti-religious legislation in the Knesset and Israel's readiness to abandon parts of the Land of Israel. Yuval Diskin countered: If so, why did God arrange for religious boys to be kidnapped if he was angry with secular Israelis?[226]
The Haredi Yated Ne'eman claimed that government policies aimed at drafting yeshiva students into the army against their will was the cause of the abductions.[227]
15 June. Jews and Muslims who work fields as part of the Shorashim/Judhur cooperative project near where the kidnapping took place met and discussed their distress for several hours.[228]

Human rights organization B'Tselem condemned the kidnapping of the three students and called for their immediate release, saying "any deliberate attack against civilians is absolutely prohibited". They also cautioned Israeli authorities to uphold human rights and avoid collective punishment of the local population in their efforts to bring the students home safely.[230] Later B'Tselem condemned the killing of the three students by saying "deliberate targeting of civilians undermines all moral, legal and human principles. The deliberate killing of civilians is defined as a grave breach of international humanitarian law, and cannot be justified, regardless of the circumstances".[231]
Knesset Member Hanin Zoabi stated that the kidnappers were not terrorists, but frustrated people resorting to such measures 'until the citizens of Israel and the public sober up and relate to the suffering of others,' mentioning the mothers of Palestinians who are being detained without trial.[232]
'Three Israeli teenagers were kidnapped, but the two Palestinian kids who were killed [on Friday] were not even mentioned [in your broadcast]? The blood of Jews is more precious than the blood of Palestinians?' Hanin Zoabi.[225]
On 1 July 2014, settlers started two new outposts, one on a hilltop in the E1 area near Ma'ale Adumim and the other near Halhul.[233]
In late August, the IDF, acting on political instruction,[234] announced it was confiscating 988 acres (1.54 square miles) of privately owned Palestinian land south of Bethlehem,[235][236] as a response to the killing of the teens. Naftali Bennett, described the move as an "appropriate Zionist response to murder", adding: "What we did yesterday was a display of Zionism. Building is our answer to murder."[237][234][238] The U.S. rebuked the move as 'counter-productive', while France condemned it and Britain deplored the decision stating that it would 'would seriously damage Israel's international reputation.'[238] Defining the area as state land rather than private Palestinian land was hailed by the Gush Etzion settlements council as an opportunity to built up Gva'ot, an illegal Israeli settlement of 16 families.[237][235] Robert Fisk stated that it was the first time Palestinian land had been seized, not on God's warrant, or security grounds, or because of deed of title, but for revenge, a measure which set a dangerous precedent.[239]


pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Sep 14, 2014 - 11:18am PT
The latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll did not bring good news for Democrats...
locker

climber
STFU n00b!!!
Sep 14, 2014 - 11:52am PT


"The latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll did not bring good news for Democrats..."...





















































Credit: locker
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bookworm

Social climber
Falls Church, VA
Sep 15, 2014 - 04:52am PT
what liberalism hath wrought:

"If consent is not obtained prior to each act of sexual behavior (from kissing to intercourse), it is not consensual sex."


what if the woman says, "don't stop", but the man wants to...is she guilty of "coercion"?


http://swc.osu.edu/sexual-violence/sexual-violence-education/consent/

Sketch

Trad climber
Not FortMental
Sep 15, 2014 - 05:50am PT
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tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Sep 15, 2014 - 05:13pm PT
Summary: In the conduct of today's Republican Party, we can see a pattern of destructiveness. It displays an insatiable lust for power and wealth, an impulse to prey upon the vulnerable, a preference for conflict over cooperation, a persistent dishonesty, and a willingness to sacrifice the greater good for selfish advantage. Putting the pieces together, we see that our national crisis is not just at the political level, but goes deeper to the moral and spiritual levels.

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