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BLUEBLOCR

Social climber
joshua tree
Jul 15, 2013 - 07:59pm PT
I don't know if this is on topic or not..

But why is it that every President somewhere in his speach touts;

"WE ARE THE GREATEST NATION ON EARTH!"

Where does this audacity come from? Is this what we the people want to hear from our leader? Is this how Americans should feel about the rest of the world? Aren't we all
descendents from these other country's. Then if we are truely Great, shouldn't we
reach out with a humble helping hand, instead of a ruling iron fist?

Why don't the voters have any say in foreign diplomacy or foreign aid?
Ricky D

Trad climber
Sierra Westside
Jul 15, 2013 - 08:10pm PT
It only makes sense if you have one of these -

US of Fukin A baby!
US of Fukin A baby!
Credit: Ricky D
rSin

Trad climber
calif
Jul 15, 2013 - 08:14pm PT
christians are the scum of the earth and its high time we stop catering to their intesests in burning other people at the stake
Ricky D

Trad climber
Sierra Westside
Jul 15, 2013 - 08:16pm PT
well now that depends rSin - are you a witch or a newt?


What you should really be asking is why are there helmeted black men running at me from the ESPN sidebar on the right of the forum page?
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Jul 15, 2013 - 08:20pm PT
Ricky D...Those are young Domincan hotties......Clean your screen...!
Ricky D

Trad climber
Sierra Westside
Jul 15, 2013 - 08:24pm PT
I'm pretty sure they are black guys wearing helmets - I think I might need a gun.
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Jul 15, 2013 - 08:27pm PT
Quick...I'll go get my sister and a flashlight....
Riley Wyna

Trad climber
A crack near you
Jul 15, 2013 - 08:39pm PT
Infinite growth relies on infinite resource use.

Yeah that's a sustainable model for 7,000,000,000 + people.


If you don't use and optimize a "resource", it stagnates. Why are they called resources?

And what resource allows you to live with a f*#king computer? Easy to sh#t on capitalism from your keyboard, hypocrite!

Jesus Christ blurring

Ya think it's about time ya stopped pickleling your brain everyday yet?
Seriously ...
You're done to a couple brain cells here brother ...
rSin

Trad climber
calif
Jul 15, 2013 - 08:40pm PT
good people everyone on the interest are just find and happy with africans getting raped murdered and sold down the the river to trim 5 bucks off the cost of the product their going to throw away tomorrow when the next commercial tells em to
Nohea

Trad climber
Living Outside the Statist Quo
Jul 16, 2013 - 01:40am PT
Ok so lets see who the Economically challenged people are.

Do you have 8 months of expenses in liquid holdings?

Do you have any credit card or consumer debt?

Do you have a will and your assets legally distributed by your choice?

Do you have retirement savings that are significant for your age?

Me? 1. Yes 2. Zero 3. Yes 4. Yes

CNBC is a great resource, Econ rocks! They are tv so so their goal is viewers but like the wsj they get some interesting guests.

I've considered buying Cramer's Rec's but when it's your money, you tend to do more research.

I enjoy a few of their programs.

Free markets are what the world needs.

Edit: let me repeat for possible penetration. I do not buy anything b/cuz cramer says so. He is irritatingly entertaining. CNBC is entertainment but you can learn a fair amount from them.
Dave Kos

Social climber
Temecula
Jul 16, 2013 - 06:48am PT
There are a bunch of studies that show that listening to Jim Cramer is worse than throwing darts at the newspaper.
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Jul 16, 2013 - 06:52am PT
I've considered buying Cramer's Rec's but when it's your money, you tend to do more research.

So much for YOUR credibility!
rSin

Trad climber
calif
Jul 16, 2013 - 07:12am PT
and so goes the lot of us...
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Jul 16, 2013 - 08:08am PT
Bluering Carbonara is on the menu!


enjoy!
dirtbag

climber
Jul 16, 2013 - 09:15am PT
Blurring you are a delusional fascist prick. I'm not shitting on capitalism. I'm shitting on the notion that unrestrained growthand unfettered resource consumption is sustainable. That's a fookin fact. Duh.


Maybe you should put down the bottle.

Edit: go ahead and pickle your last few brain cells. Maybe then you'll be too stupefied to vote.
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Jul 16, 2013 - 09:23am PT


"But why is it that every President somewhere in his speach touts;

"WE ARE THE GREATEST NATION ON EARTH!"

Where does this audacity come from?"
...




I agree!!!...

I fuking HATE this, "America is the greatest country and people in the world"!!!...


BULLSHI!T!!!...

We're NOT the greatest!!!...

We're just one of the GREEDIEST...





MikeL

climber
SANTA CLARA, CA
Jul 16, 2013 - 11:08am PT
Sure. No doubt, . . . capitalism is due for a major tune-up, maybe even an overhaul. Ditto for economics. Ditto for democracy. (Is there really any doubt?)

It seems to me that people prefer polar extremes, . . . or at least they take extremes to heart as a child to a mother's breast.

Capitalism vs. socialism. Leadership vs. followership. Profit-maximization vs. social responsibility. Free will vs. determinism. Centralization versus decentralization. Conservatism vs. liberalism. Science vs. religion. As Jan has noted elsewhere, there's no middle ground available, there's no sense of compromise, and there's no "little bit of this and a little bit of that." We feel We Must be consistent in our views--otherwise we'd expose ourselves as ignorant, stupid, or uneducated. We must hold monolithic views.

Consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.

How can any one theory or single perspective allow us to see truth, the good, or the beautiful?

Life--and the things that one constructs in it--are all projects. One builds, experiments, amends, substitutes, tears down, and rebuilds, and again, and again.

There's nothing really wrong with a little bit of this and a little bit of that, is there?

It takes a nuanced mind to navigate and work with the gaps between what we think and what we experience.

Nuanced minds enjoy humor, absurdity, and ambiguity.
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Jul 16, 2013 - 11:40am PT
Nuanced minds enjoy humor, absurdity, and ambiguity.

Hear, hear! Now a few random thoughts on what I've read on this thread:

1. I'm curious about how people decide where the U.S. stands on "happiness." I frankly don't even find happiness a worthwhile measure, compared with, say, contentment.

2. I don't think there's ever been a serious debate about whether our resources limit population. The debate over the Malthusian hypothesis asks whether resources regulate population, i.e. whether our population fluctuates in correlation with fluctuations in resources available.

3. Capitalism depends neither on a constantly-rising population nor on a constantly-rising use of resources. Capitalism depends on scarcity, since it is a method of allocating scarce resources.

4. Heavily socialized economies, in contrast, suffer when their populations of earners do not grow, because those earners must pay for increasing numbers of non-earners.

5. There are an awful lot of trolls on ST.

;>)


John
Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Jul 16, 2013 - 11:46am PT
"But why is it that every President somewhere in his speach touts;

"WE ARE THE GREATEST NATION ON EARTH!"

why?

because if a candidate or President did NOT say that, the opposing political party would jump all over him accusing him of being unpatriotic

ya gotta wrap yourself in the flag to get elected, and don't forget the flag lapel pin
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Jul 16, 2013 - 12:23pm PT
4. Heavily capitalized economies, in contrast, suffer when their populations of earners do not grow, because those earners must pay for the non-earners.

Fixed that for you, John!
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