| Political Talk|| re: "Wall Street has gone insane." - rcocke2 on 4/22/14 at 11:42 am|
[quote] but here is a paper on the subject that Joseph Stiglitz presented at the Fed Bank[/quote]
Joseph Stiglitz??? :lol: This is the same Joseph Stiglitz, who along with Peter and Jonathon Orzag, analyzed Fannie Mae right before 2008, and said, and I quote, "...on the basis of historical exp...
| Political Talk|| re: Is the biggest problem with America that we think we are worth more than we are? - rcocke2 on 4/17/14 at 4:51 pm|
[quote]From top to bottom, rich to poor, most people seem to think they and their children deserve more than they truly should. I won't go into much detail, just leave it a this simple question[/quote]
Very intelligent comment. The iatrogenics of wealth!!!!!
Poorer people live much more socia...
| Political Talk|| re: Obama Regime gearing up for the slaughter of US citizens.... - rcocke2 on 4/15/14 at 6:06 pm|
Stupid idiot. The rules of the game were changed a long time ago that made it virtually impossible to continue making money as a farmer while not taking subsidies. It worked well for destroying family farming and getting all those rural white crackers to t...
| Political Talk|| re: Just how crazy are these gun toting anti-government mofo's? - rcocke2 on 4/15/14 at 5:58 pm|
[quote]What a man a gun makes you![/quote]
Yes, I would encourage more citizens to ignore the edicts of the maniacs in the Federal Govt. Say little in your defense but dare officials to come take your property. Since the FEDs carry guns to appear as men, sorry they're half-men, best to speak so...
| Political Talk|| re: Can you guess who this quote is from... - rcocke2 on 4/15/14 at 5:52 pm|
In the real world a word like 'equality' or 'equilibrium', have no meaning. Inequalities rule: In Nature, political economy, physics, etc.
| Political Talk|| re: Seymour M. Hersh explosive allegations (Obama's redline) - rcocke2 on 4/7/14 at 5:48 pm|
[quote]Turks are scumbags [/quote]
Edit -- The Turks are clients of the US. And badly wanted to join NATO, at least Erdogan. The US provided the funds and had their client-states distribute said weapons through intermediaries such as the Saudis.
How sad is it that the US would contribute, at...
| Political Talk|| re: What has gone on in Iceland? And why the media black out? - rcocke2 on 4/2/14 at 11:35 am|
[quote]Iceland has been trying to distance itself from the banking elite, they're treating banksters as criminals, they let the big banks fail while focusing on the people.. clearly they've identified central banking as a bad guy, which is not what happened here or in Europe. [/quote]
Is it reall...
| More Sports Board|| re: Floyd Mayweather will face Marcos Maidana - rcocke2 on 3/24/14 at 3:56 pm|
[quote]Maidana is slow as shite for a top flight fighter but his punches carry weight.[/quote]
Maidana is sneaky-quick, has hands hands of stone, an iron chin and a massive heart.
[quote]He can hurt Floyd , the question is, can he hit him?[/quote]
No, the question is, will Floyd's brittle li...
| Money Talk|| re: Self Development Type Books - rcocke2 on 3/17/14 at 5:16 pm|
[quote]Can the MT recommend any? I'd ask the OT, but, yea.
Something preferably more than, 'believe in yourself' and 'get 8 hours of sleep'.
The OT and the NT. Best to take advice in the form of "...do NOT do THIS" like the commandments (Lex Talionis - eye for eye) or the NT, gold...
| Political Talk|| re: It's too late to call a grandmaster to help when you are one move from checkmate - rcocke2 on 3/3/14 at 11:46 am|
[quote]The world is too small and too interconnected to sit behind two oceans and not get involved in problems that affect our national security and the security of humanity as a whole. [/quote]
Let me correct your statement. "The world is too small and interconnected (complex), to get militaril...
| Political Talk|| re: Dartmouth radicals..."Meet our demands or Else!" - rcocke2 on 3/3/14 at 11:37 am|
Racial enrollment quotas for Black and Latino students to “at least 10 percent each”
• “Ensure that 47 percent of post-doctoral students are people of color”
• “Ban the use of ‘illegal aliens, illegal immigrants, wetback’ and any racially charged term”
| Political Talk|| re: It's too late to call a grandmaster to help when you are one move from checkmate - rcocke2 on 3/3/14 at 11:33 am|
[quote]I believe the situation is such as it is partially because of Obama, and possibly all because of Obama. [/quote]
doubleb has identified the cause of the conflict. Barack Obama. Very deep analysis for such a simple country like Ukraine.
[quote]If you read about the run up to WWII, an...
| Political Talk|| re: It's too late to call a grandmaster to help when you are one move from checkmate - rcocke2 on 3/3/14 at 11:19 am|
| Political Talk|| re: Global warming question for both sides.... - rcocke2 on 2/18/14 at 11:39 am|
[quote]SO my question is, what was the cause of the event in the past?[/quote]
Impossible to come up with 'causality' for a very, very complex system such as the Earth's atmosphere. All who try are wasting their time.
[quote]Or Dems arguing that the climate change is actually a "returning to ...
| Political Talk|| re: Bill Nye Smears Ken Ham - rcocke2 on 2/11/14 at 6:57 pm|
[quote]Just like Germs and atoms amirite?[/quote]
I don't know why I'm replying to this but your misunderstanding of science is scary. Germs and atoms are observable. Last time I checked, 'atom' as a theory, I was baffled at what I found. :snoozer:...
| Political Talk|| re: Bill Nye Smears Ken Ham - rcocke2 on 2/11/14 at 6:48 pm|
[quote]But I'm going to trust what my Grandmother and her Grandmother believed in the face of 'not-knowing' or the 'unknown[/quote]
Viz whether or not to 'believe' in God in these 'modern' times of half-men and lemmings who propagate the ideas of rationalism and science over all things I'll call ...
| Political Talk|| re: Bill Nye Smears Ken Ham - rcocke2 on 2/11/14 at 5:33 pm|
[quote]Quantum mechanics has shown us the the act of watching something occur actually changes the outcome. It's called the observer effect and we have no clue why it happens, but nevertheless it is an experimentally repeatable phenomenon whereby an event will have the exact same outcome every singl...
| Political Talk|| re: Bill Nye Smears Ken Ham - rcocke2 on 2/11/14 at 5:27 pm|
[quote]Nope. There is nothing sophisticated about believing "just in case" because any real God wouldn't be fooled. If you REALLY believe, then you don't need the "just in case" part because you REALLY believe.[/quote]
You still do not get it. People mistake the unobserved for the non-existent a...
| Political Talk|| re: Bill Nye Smears Ken Ham - rcocke2 on 2/11/14 at 5:18 pm|
[quote] In fact, Quantum Mechanics has qualified/quantified the effect of subjective 'belief'/observation[/quote]
What? So quantum theory has 'quantified' the effect of subjective 'beliefs' or 'observations'? All probability theory, nothing exact about it. This has nothing to do with Quantum M...
| Political Talk|| re: Bill Nye Smears Ken Ham - rcocke2 on 2/11/14 at 5:12 pm|
[quote]This is a nonsense argument[/quote]
Apparently to you. Might want to look in to it. It is actually a highly sophisticated argument.
I use the cost vs benefit analogy for the atheists. And I think I'm in good company, unless of course you think Blaise Pascal, the French natural philos...
| Political Talk|| re: Bill Nye Smears Ken Ham - rcocke2 on 2/11/14 at 4:50 pm|
[quote]because it looks like no-one is really going to expand a discussion on the philosophical necessity of God[/quote]
I will respond. It is impossible to prove there is no God. IMPOSSIBLE.
From the skeptic point-of-view, it makes more sense to believe in God because there is no penalty f...
| Money Talk|| re: Nobel Prize winner Robert Shiller warns of US stock market bubble - rcocke2 on 12/3/13 at 11:46 am|
[quote]Monetary stimulus. [/quote]
[quote]Also it must be nice to be an economist[/quote]
I agree, at least an economist does not have to be accountable for all of the stupid projections they make. No skin in the game.
[quote]don't recall ever reading about a wealthy economist!
| Political Talk|| re: Krauthammer on Obamacare: "It’s the usual liberal arrogance and paternalism". - rcocke2 on 10/30/13 at 11:45 am|
[quote]I just recently found out he was a shrink.[/quote]
That explains his loose use of numbers and projections, especially his estimate of the costs of the Iraq-War when he was leading the cheerleading effort over at Fox in 03.
[quote]Brilliant man, indeed.[/quote]
Brilliant at being wron...
| Political Talk|| re: Mark Levin to Obama: You lay one hand on WW2 vets and I’LL BRING HALF A MILLION - rcocke2 on 10/3/13 at 5:39 pm|
[quote]You spin to a deflection, then come back with people are using the WW2 vets?[/quote]
Yes, Mark Levin used this guy as a frickin political prop to bash Obama on the government shutdown in an effort to re-energize voters on the right.
| Political Talk|| re: Mark Levin to Obama: You lay one hand on WW2 vets and I’LL BRING HALF A MILLION - rcocke2 on 10/3/13 at 5:34 pm|
Immature, ignorant fool that repeats talking points from stupid neocons like Mark Levin!!
[quote]This is about WWII vets.[/quote]
No, you want it to be about WWII vets and so does Levin. Hence, my point about how irrelevant this is compared to real veteran issues.
| Political Talk|| re: Mark Levin to Obama: You lay one hand on WW2 vets and I’LL BRING HALF A MILLION - rcocke2 on 10/3/13 at 5:27 pm|
[quote]Can you detail a little bit of your service experience [/quote]
Irrelevant when people are using a 90 year old vet to make a political point, its beneath a decent person.
[quote] spouting off about things you may or may not have a single clue about?[/quote]
| Political Talk|| re: Mark Levin to Obama: You lay one hand on WW2 vets and I’LL BRING HALF A MILLION - rcocke2 on 10/3/13 at 11:54 am|
Veterans commit suicide at a rate higher than actual combat deaths.
Not among WWII vets.[/quote]
Well aware of that. So is a WWII veteran more important than the young vets coming home every day? If he really gave a damn, he would not be making threats, and would show some co...
| Political Talk|| re: Mark Levin to Obama: You lay one hand on WW2 vets and I’LL BRING HALF A MILLION - rcocke2 on 10/3/13 at 11:48 am|
[quote]So just what makes Barack Obama worthy of any respect? [/quote]
Either through incompetence or cunning, he has kept us from further destroying Syria using our own military instead of the proxy fighters from vassal states such as Saudi, Qatar, etc.
[quote] His ideas?[/quote]
His most ...
| Political Talk|| re: Mark Levin to Obama: You lay one hand on WW2 vets and I’LL BRING HALF A MILLION - rcocke2 on 10/3/13 at 11:41 am|
[quote]frick Levin, he's a goddamn hack[/quote]
Isn't that the truth.
[quote] I'm more concerned about vets getting the medical care they need than them being able to visit a memorial.[/quote]
Yeah, I'd say a memorial is of little concern when our Veterans commit suicide at a rate higher t...
| Political Talk|| re: This liberal gets it.....why can't you? - rcocke2 on 9/18/13 at 2:58 pm|
[quote]they are completely random, outlier events
making general policy in an effort to stop random, outlier events will lead to terrible consequences[/quote]
Do you mean that trying to predict and therefore limit 'Acts of God', force majeure in legalese, or what Statistics folks call 4th qua...