Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Global War on Terror Version 6 - Perpetual Motion Machine

Collapse
This topic is closed.
X
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Re: Global War on Terror Version 6 - Perpetual Motion Machine

    Originally posted by unofan View Post
    What practical difference does it make if the profits go to the zaibatsu rather than Warren Buffett? The world is so interconnected that they'd both make the same decisions regarding plant locations, employment, and the like anyway.

    American made is far more important than American owned.
    It's the game they play. If it's about socializing risk and privatizing profit then it's vital to protect American ownership. If it's about workers' rights and environmental protection then it's vital to realize that the market is global and regulation is not competitive. Heads they will, tails we lose.
    Cornell University
    National Champion 1967, 1970
    ECAC Champion 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1980, 1986, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2010
    Ivy League Champion 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2012, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2020

    Comment


    • Re: Global War on Terror Version 6 - Perpetual Motion Machine

      Originally posted by Kepler View Post
      If it's about socializing risk and privatizing profit.
      This is the decision that the American Right has made and is fighting for tooth and nail every day. It's Mitch's and Bone Man's call to order, their daily duty.

      It's also what Elizabeth Warren fights against every day.
      **NOTE: The misleading post above was brought to you by Reynold's Wrap and American Steeples, makers of Crosses.

      Originally Posted by dropthatpuck-Scooby's a lost cause.
      Originally Posted by First Time, Long Time-Always knew you were nothing but a troll.

      Comment


      • Re: Global War on Terror Version 6 - Perpetual Motion Machine

        Originally posted by ScoobyDoo View Post
        This is the decision that the American Right has made and is fighting for tooth and nail every day. It's Mitch's and Bone Man's call to order, their daily duty.
        The only change of significance in American politics since 1980 is it used to be the mission statement of the Republicans, whereas now the Dems are getting more and more corrupt. Exactly what you would expect if you allow the rich to buy Congress. It's now a race: can we get the Court back in time to roll back the predators, or will the Dems have simply turned into predators by the time they do get it back?
        Cornell University
        National Champion 1967, 1970
        ECAC Champion 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1980, 1986, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2010
        Ivy League Champion 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2012, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2020

        Comment


        • Re: Global War on Terror Version 6 - Perpetual Motion Machine

          Originally posted by Kepler View Post
          The only change of significance in American politics since 1980 is it used to be the mission statement of the Republicans, whereas now the Dems are getting more and more corrupt. Exactly what you would expect if you allow the rich to buy Congress. It's now a race: can we get the Court back in time to roll back the predators, or will the Dems have simply turned into predators by the time they do get it back?
          The problem is you only have so many Schumer's and Warren's laying around. Wellstone's sudden death really screwed us on the Iraq war deal and until Warren came to power we've almost had nothing on the national stage. Sanders is close but he's too radical to get the national traction we need to quell the oligarchs.
          **NOTE: The misleading post above was brought to you by Reynold's Wrap and American Steeples, makers of Crosses.

          Originally Posted by dropthatpuck-Scooby's a lost cause.
          Originally Posted by First Time, Long Time-Always knew you were nothing but a troll.

          Comment


          • Re: Global War on Terror Version 6 - Perpetual Motion Machine

            Originally posted by ScoobyDoo View Post
            The problem is you only have so many Schumer's and Warren's laying around. Wellstone's sudden death really screwed us on the Iraq war deal and until Warren came to power we've almost had nothing on the national stage. Sanders is close but he's too radical to get the national traction we need to quell the oligarchs.
            Summed up in one chart.

            People have no idea how bad inequality is in the US. The questions are: if they did would it change their voting, and if they changed their voting would they still be permitted to vote?
            Cornell University
            National Champion 1967, 1970
            ECAC Champion 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1980, 1986, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2010
            Ivy League Champion 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2012, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2020

            Comment


            • Re: Global War on Terror Version 6 - Perpetual Motion Machine

              Originally posted by ScoobyDoo View Post
              It's also what Elizabeth Warren fights against every day.
              I'm sure she's a saint who's never taken a dime of special interest money, and if she had, she would immediately hold a press conference to inform the public. You know, in the name of transparency.

              Comment


              • Re: Global War on Terror Version 6 - Perpetual Motion Machine

                Originally posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
                I'm sure she's a saint who's never taken a dime of special interest money, and if she had, she would immediately hold a press conference to inform the public. You know, in the name of transparency.
                The thing about Warren is, she might. Today, anyway, she is the real deal. If she actually ran for president I'm sure the process would grind her down to slime the same it's done to every major party candidate since TV began.
                Cornell University
                National Champion 1967, 1970
                ECAC Champion 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1980, 1986, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2010
                Ivy League Champion 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2012, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2020

                Comment


                • Re: Global War on Terror Version 6 - Perpetual Motion Machine

                  Originally posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
                  I'm sure she's a saint who's never taken a dime of special interest money, and if she had, she would immediately hold a press conference to inform the public. You know, in the name of transparency.
                  There are no Saints in politics. That being said at least she's trying to talk the talk and walk the walk. More than I can say for the other *** clowns.
                  **NOTE: The misleading post above was brought to you by Reynold's Wrap and American Steeples, makers of Crosses.

                  Originally Posted by dropthatpuck-Scooby's a lost cause.
                  Originally Posted by First Time, Long Time-Always knew you were nothing but a troll.

                  Comment


                  • Re: Global War on Terror Version 6 - Perpetual Motion Machine

                    Originally posted by ScoobyDoo View Post
                    There are no Saints in politics. That being said at least she's trying to talk the talk and walk the walk. More than I can say for the other *** clowns.
                    Gillibrand is going to be an interesting case, and not just cause OMG SHE IS HOT!!! She seems to be coming from the right place, but she's also a savvy politician and she's already cast a few votes that were pretty obviously the triumph of pragmatism over principle. So basically she's Hillary except probably not quite as sharp, and nowhere near as sociopathic since that's impossible.

                    Oh, and... a short skirt and a long jacket.
                    Last edited by Kepler; 12-16-2014, 02:52 PM.
                    Cornell University
                    National Champion 1967, 1970
                    ECAC Champion 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1980, 1986, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2010
                    Ivy League Champion 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2012, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2020

                    Comment


                    • Re: Global War on Terror Version 6 - Perpetual Motion Machine

                      Have the Pakistani Taliban crossed a "red line" and gone too far?

                      Their attack on the school in Peshawar was a direct attack on the Pakistani military, most of the children there were children of the military and many of the teachers there were wives of the military. Even other Pakistani terror groups have condemned that attack.
                      "Hope is a good thing; maybe the best of things."

                      "Beer is a sign that God loves us and wants us to be happy." -- Benjamin Franklin

                      "Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy." -- W. B. Yeats

                      "People generally are most impatient with those flaws in others about which they are most ashamed of in themselves." - folk wisdom

                      Comment


                      • Re: Global War on Terror Version 6 - Perpetual Motion Machine

                        Originally posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
                        I'm sure [Elizabeth Warren is] a saint who's never taken a dime of special interest money, and if she had, she would immediately hold a press conference to inform the public. You know, in the name of transparency.
                        I recall reading about how she defended Travelers Insurance against a lawsuit in one of her cases. Yeah, champion of the poor and oppressed, barely squeaking by on her joint income of $950,000 with her husband.
                        "Hope is a good thing; maybe the best of things."

                        "Beer is a sign that God loves us and wants us to be happy." -- Benjamin Franklin

                        "Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy." -- W. B. Yeats

                        "People generally are most impatient with those flaws in others about which they are most ashamed of in themselves." - folk wisdom

                        Comment


                        • Re: Global War on Terror Version 6 - Perpetual Motion Machine

                          Originally posted by FreshFish View Post
                          I recall reading about how she defended Travelers Insurance against a lawsuit in one of her cases. Yeah, champion of the poor and oppressed, barely squeaking by on her joint income of $950,000 with her husband.
                          Originally posted by ScoobyDoo View Post
                          There are no Saints in politics. That being said at least she's trying to talk the talk and walk the walk. More than I can say for the other *** clowns.
                          .

                          Comment


                          • Re: Global War on Terror Version 6 - Perpetual Motion Machine

                            Originally posted by FreshFish View Post
                            I recall reading about how she defended Travelers Insurance against a lawsuit in one of her cases. Yeah, champion of the poor and oppressed, barely squeaking by on her joint income of $950,000 with her husband.
                            You're not supposed to start the smear campaign until after she's announced. Didn't you even go to Troll Finishing School?
                            Cornell University
                            National Champion 1967, 1970
                            ECAC Champion 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1980, 1986, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2010
                            Ivy League Champion 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2012, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2020

                            Comment


                            • Re: Global War on Terror Version 6 - Perpetual Motion Machine

                              Originally posted by FreshFish View Post
                              I recall reading about how she defended Travelers Insurance against a lawsuit in one of her cases. Yeah, champion of the poor and oppressed, barely squeaking by on her joint income of $950,000 with her husband.
                              Thats what lawyers do, defend.
                              I swear there ain't no heaven but I pray there ain't no hell.

                              Maine Hockey Love it or Leave it

                              Comment


                              • Re: Global War on Terror Version 6 - Perpetual Motion Machine

                                Originally posted by walrus View Post
                                Thats what lawyers do, defend.
                                God forbid any professional follow their oath.
                                **NOTE: The misleading post above was brought to you by Reynold's Wrap and American Steeples, makers of Crosses.

                                Originally Posted by dropthatpuck-Scooby's a lost cause.
                                Originally Posted by First Time, Long Time-Always knew you were nothing but a troll.

                                Comment

                                Working...
                                X