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by Diogenes
Sun Dec 06, 2009 3:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Some thoughts on obama's jobs summit and the economy
Replies: 102
Views: 12883

Skipjack wrote: Bush brought about the worst financial crisis since the 1920ies and sure it did affect the rest of the world including my country, though not as badly as yours.

How exactly did Bush do this ? Please explain. I am all ears.
by Diogenes
Sun Dec 06, 2009 3:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Some thoughts on obama's jobs summit and the economy
Replies: 102
Views: 12883

And, to make this clear, I want - NO I REQUIRE- the leader of the most powerful nation in the world, actually anyone who wants to have authority over me, to be better educated and more intelligent than me. I've always suspected no one was fit to rule me. Now I know for sure. Seriously, though, inte...
by Diogenes
Sun Dec 06, 2009 3:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Some thoughts on obama's jobs summit and the economy
Replies: 102
Views: 12883

It is planetaria of course. It is a word of latin origin, like many words in the english language. Just like it is pizz(a)e and not pizzas and just like it is cacti and not cactuses. But I am sure that hick would have gotten those cacti right, but then, maybe not. Definitely no hope for Palin thoug...
by Diogenes
Sun Dec 06, 2009 2:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Some thoughts on obama's jobs summit and the economy
Replies: 102
Views: 12883

While I am not sure what Obama is doing right now is ideal in any way, I would like to point out that the current crisis came about in 8 years under a right wing conservative government... That did not go to well either, as we all know and can feel now. It took Bush 8 years to ruin the economy, don...
by Diogenes
Wed Dec 02, 2009 10:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is it fair for moderators to be promoting politics here?
Replies: 106
Views: 12950

Well yes. I'm a contrarian. It comes from my engineering habits: This won't work. That won't work. This costs too much. After you keep slashing away at "not this" and "not that" you are left with a working design. And you absolutely have to be ruthless. It is easy to get hung up on "what an interes...
by Diogenes
Wed Dec 02, 2009 10:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is it fair for moderators to be promoting politics here?
Replies: 106
Views: 12950

Life seems to fill every niche in whatever habitat nature creates. As long as it is evolutionarily beneficial, a criminal class will continue to exist. It is like the bottom step of a set of stairs. If you remove it, the next step becomes the new bottom step. True. But you can get more people to fi...
by Diogenes
Wed Dec 02, 2009 3:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is it fair for moderators to be promoting politics here?
Replies: 106
Views: 12950

While we're on the topic, i've always postulated the existence of a class of people which I refer to as "Contrarians." These are people who don't know what they think until they find out what other people think so that they can be on the opposite side. Thats stupid. People aren't like that. You mak...
by Diogenes
Tue Dec 01, 2009 6:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is it fair for moderators to be promoting politics here?
Replies: 106
Views: 12950

I think John McCain was unquestionably better qualified than what we ended up with. Does that mean I think he was the best choice. Not really. I preferred Fred Thompson. A better qualified crook is not necessarily a good thing. Both of them sucked rocks. Ask yourself, if you had the choice, wouldn'...
by Diogenes
Tue Dec 01, 2009 4:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is it fair for moderators to be promoting politics here?
Replies: 106
Views: 12950

Are you REALLY of the opinion that it was best to vote for either O'Bama or McCain? Do you REALLY think that they have good policies and ideas? I certainly don't think either of the candidates were worthy of support. Both their ideas and platforms SUCKED big-time. Voting for either of them would ha...
by Diogenes
Tue Dec 01, 2009 4:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is it fair for moderators to be promoting politics here?
Replies: 106
Views: 12950

those people who currently occupy themselves with the illicit drug trade, would very likely be occupying themselves with other illicit activity were the bottom to fall out of the drug market. There's some evidence that the market creates the behaviour. Once upon a time, Britain used to transport co...
by Diogenes
Tue Dec 01, 2009 4:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Did Roosevelt die of Cancer?
Replies: 22
Views: 3432

Are you saying they should have meddled in Europe's affairs to undo the damage caused by Wilson's meddling ? And because they didn't They are to blame ? Had the Euros been amenable it would have been good for the US to get involved. And yes. The withdrawal from the world was a big error. Proof of t...
by Diogenes
Tue Dec 01, 2009 3:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Did Roosevelt die of Cancer?
Replies: 22
Views: 3432

Sorry. Double Post. My internet failed as I was saving, and I wasn't sure if it saved. So I saved again, just to be sure. (wouldn't want to lose any of my words of wisdom you know. :) )
by Diogenes
Tue Dec 01, 2009 3:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Did Roosevelt die of Cancer?
Replies: 22
Views: 3432

Actually, I allege that a League of Nations as conceived by Wilson would have greatly reduced the severity of WWII. But because the US did not participate it was led by countries that had daily reminders of the war. Had the US been there to lead the League of Nations we would not be as likely to be...
by Diogenes
Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Did Roosevelt die of Cancer?
Replies: 22
Views: 3432

Consider this. Without World War II (enabled indirectly by Democrat Woodrow Wilson) And directly enabled by all three republican presidents after him by refusing to interact with the rest of the world... I allege that Woodrow Wilson is at fault for not minding his own business in World War I. You a...
by Diogenes
Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is it fair for moderators to be promoting politics here?
Replies: 106
Views: 12950

Seriously. Of all the problems (especially economic problems) facing the nation, you want to focus on drug prohibition? $50 bn a year in direct costs. About $100 bn a year more in indirect costs (things like higher auto insurance to pay for replacement radios, welfare for families without a father,...