| Political Talk|| re: The concept of government and authority is absurd: yes or no. - germandawg on 5/17/13 at 5:22 am|
[quote]In all that collectivist drivel, you still did not answer the fundamental question.
Why must society, or any form of social cooperation, always and forever end in a coercive monopolistic State? Are there no other forms of social organization that are better, more ethical, or more logical ...
| Political Talk|| re: The concept of government and authority is absurd: yes or no. - germandawg on 5/17/13 at 5:16 am|
[quote]Yes there was this element of consent or agreement.
The trouble is that much of this consent happened generations ago. The income tax is 100 years old, Social Security is over 70.
No one asked people alive today about it or gave us a vote.
I said it earlier but to repeat: government...
| Political Talk|| re: The concept of government and authority is absurd: yes or no. - germandawg on 5/16/13 at 7:11 am|
[quote]Suppose I want to ban together with you and create a different better protection of our property, how would that work in the presence of a "State" monopoly?
How did it work for the CSA?[/quote]
It has been done time and again, sometimes successfully, sometimes not so much. Government i...
| Political Talk|| re: Which of these CEOs is not like the others? And why? - germandawg on 5/16/13 at 6:50 am|
The "why" is that all of the other CEOs were held responsible (either criminally, or by the media, or by the general public) for the mismanagement/failings/abuses of their subordinates, no matter how removed they actually were from the conduct in question. [/quote]
And who among them is ...
| Political Talk|| re: Audits did what they were designed to do - germandawg on 5/16/13 at 6:19 am|
[quote]A true audit should be a random sampling. This was not a random sampling.[/quote]
Why should an audit result from random sampling alone? Of course it isn't a random sampling, no audit that the taxpayer being audited knows anything about is random....I bet you are all about profiling for cr...
| Political Talk|| re: Audits did what they were designed to do - germandawg on 5/15/13 at 12:50 pm|
[quote]Yep. The real cost involved is the countless number of people who now have a legitimate fear of getting involved in the country's political process because of government thuggery. There is no telling how long they will sit on the sidelines, which was precisely the objective. [/quote]
| Political Talk|| re: Would Putting Me in Prison Serve the Common Good? - germandawg on 5/14/13 at 5:50 am|
[quote]It costs a lot to put someone in prison. I don't think those funds should be transferred to fund some other stupid social program but the cost has to be considered. At what point does imprisoning people become a fiscal problem?
I don't know that it does cost a lot to imprison som...
| Political Talk|| re: Cost per Inmate vs Cost per Student by State - germandawg on 5/9/13 at 5:49 am|
[quote]Quite sad and only getting worse. The prison industrial complex is quite powerful in America thats for sure.[/quote]
This is why fighting for the legalization of pot and other drugs is a tough battle. There are an awful lot of people, many of them rugged, self reliant job creators, whose e...
| Political Talk|| re: So Lets Talk about Red State Prosperity Vs. Blue State Demise - germandawg on 5/8/13 at 10:06 am|
[quote]Atlanta says hey. Also Houston and BR, to varying extents.[/quote]
Charleston South Carolina, Greenville Spartanburg, Raleigh - Durham, Dallas - Fort Worth, all of florida south and east of Orlando, including Orlando.....all areas of the country with hellish commutes........
| Political Talk|| re: So Lets Talk about Red State Prosperity Vs. Blue State Demise - germandawg on 5/8/13 at 10:03 am|
[quote]The "producers" in the red states are net contributors.[/quote]
No they aren't. They benefit from living in a state where federal money comes in faster than it leaves. Fo instance, lets say you are a Plumber in Mississippi and your lucky enough to have a decent paying gig. The more peopl...
| Political Talk|| re: Mark Sanford wins House seat in S. Carolina - germandawg on 5/8/13 at 9:50 am|
[quote]He demonstrated a lot of courage following his heart despite the consequences it would have on his career. Washington needs more of these type of people.[/quote]
Washington is chock-a-bock full of these types of people...on both sides of the aisle. There is no courage in having an affair, ...
| Political Talk|| re: Tax Rate forces Pacquiao to move fight - germandawg on 5/8/13 at 9:39 am|
[quote]Tax money in the United States does't pay for electricity. We have private companies that provide electricity. And as for running water, our politicians do not spend our taxes on running water. If they did we wouldn't have the huge deferred maintenance problems that are widespread in the U.S....
| Political Talk|| re: Tax Rate forces Pacquiao to move fight - germandawg on 5/8/13 at 6:14 am|
[quote]You're right. The trillions of dollars in taxes that are taken every year in this country are *just* enough to keep the lights on. Some expensive fricking lightbulbs
You are correct sir. All Americans should strive to live like the average Chinaman and not incur any taxes at al...
| Political Talk|| re: Mark Sanford wins House seat in S. Carolina - germandawg on 5/8/13 at 6:08 am|
[quote]This scenario would've played out the same way in any Republican dominated district in the country. This mindset isn't unique to SC.
Same goes if the scenario was flipped and Sanford happened to be a Dem in any Dem district.[/quote]
I agree...Marion Berry is a good example....Bill Clin...
| Political Talk|| re: Tax Rate forces Pacquiao to move fight - germandawg on 5/7/13 at 9:42 pm|
[quote]How sad is it that China has a lower income tax rate than the US?[/quote]
Why should't china have a lower income tax rate than the US, a large number of Chinese citizens do not have running water or electricity in their "homes", let alone a nation where human rights matter at all. Of cour...
| Political Talk|| re: Seeing people from India all over Raleigh, Cary, Morrisville NC... - germandawg on 5/7/13 at 9:30 pm|
[quote]they have moved in the area in a huge way...
Really interesting development.
they seem to be in the mood to spend money as well, even though are typically tight and detailed beyond my patience threshold.
What is your experience or impression of people from India?[/quote]
| Political Talk|| re: What industry(s) have benefited from unions in the last 30 years? - germandawg on 5/7/13 at 9:18 pm|
The construction industry benefits from Union Tradesmen every year. High wages and benefits force management to do amuck better job managing their business. Take a look at the more successful construction and specialty trade contractors and the really huge ones which are making money hand over fist...
| Political Talk|| re: So Lets Talk about Red State Prosperity Vs. Blue State Demise - germandawg on 5/7/13 at 10:59 am|
[quote]Cliff notes: Lower taxes,no state income tax,more economic freedom = prosperity/more migration to red states. Anti right to work states bad also.
So what is it about not helping to foot the bill for national defense do the "producers" in the red states not get? The people in red...
| Political Talk|| re: How would I be wrong if I summed up our economic challenges this way?: - germandawg on 5/7/13 at 10:30 am|
[quote]Precisely, I don't understand the gripe they have of their money leaving their state whenever they put the people in place who willingly vote the money out of their state for welfare. Also those states federal taxes leaving isn't the main reason why they are operating so horrifically in the r...
| Political Talk|| re: How would I be wrong if I summed up our economic challenges this way?: - germandawg on 5/7/13 at 10:28 am|
[quote]People in Massachusetts and California cannot complain about federal dollars being spent in Mississippi and South Carolina when they vote for politicians that want to expand the welfare state. Also, California's unemployment rate is higher than Mississippi and South Carolina's.[/quote]
| Political Talk|| re: How would I be wrong if I summed up our economic challenges this way?: - germandawg on 5/7/13 at 8:54 am|
[quote]Dude are you Rachel Maddow or something?
you have been completely Iced over in liberal brainwashing...
Every Blue State I can think of is in "Red" ... [/quote]
Just about every state, red, blue or purple, is in the red financially....the Blue states, with the exception of Georgi...
| Political Talk|| re: 93 year old man arrested - germandawg on 5/7/13 at 6:29 am|
[quote] 93 year old man arrested
His war crime was one of being a Nazi working a concentration camp that intentionally tortured and killed people that were selected to be removed from society in Hitler's "Final Solution." They managed to kill six million Jews, who were the number one target for Hit...
| Political Talk|| re: Audit: Half of TOPS students lose awards - germandawg on 5/7/13 at 6:19 am|
Not being a resident of Louisiana I don't really have a dog in this fight but all of the similar programs in all states are experiencing similar difficulties and there are some simple solutions. First of all the amount of money that is awarded should be based on the degree program...if you are study...
| Political Talk|| re: How would I be wrong if I summed up our economic challenges this way?: - germandawg on 5/7/13 at 6:08 am|
[quote]Struggling blue states are struggling due to unsustainable allegiance to unions and oppressive taxes.
Struggling red states are struggling due to the unsustainable weight of the ever growing dependent class.
Can a Dem/Lib here tell me how the blame for this is not at their doorstep an...
| Political Talk|| re: What caused such a shift in Louisiana towards the right? - germandawg on 5/6/13 at 8:10 am|
You're saying 96% of middle-aged White men voted for the GOP, like Blacks did for the Kenyan Moron?
I wish! If that had happened, we wouldn't have The Idiot in the White House right now.[/quote]
I am saying categorically that until 2008 99.99999% of white men and women v...
| Political Talk|| re: What caused such a shift in Louisiana towards the right? - germandawg on 5/6/13 at 7:28 am|
Ill say the GOP changing its stance on welfare and the development of the south coinciding with Reagan. The Berkeley crowd taking over the dems is another eye opener. Kentucky is another interesting case.[/quote]
The development of the south is an interesting idea, and one that I think i...
| Political Talk|| re: What caused such a shift in Louisiana towards the right? - germandawg on 5/6/13 at 5:59 am|
[quote]That's because black people nationwide vote similarly. [/quote]
White men do the same thing....almost all middle aged white men are GOP supporters.......
| Political Talk|| re: What caused such a shift in Louisiana towards the right? - germandawg on 5/6/13 at 5:58 am|
Louisiana has always had a culture of self reliance and 'leave me alone' re: govt.
That was Democrat in the past and now it is Republican.
Philosophically, there has been no shift.[/quote]
Bull shite...Louisianna, like all states, had a culture of self reliance because there wasn...
| Political Talk|| re: World's First Entirely 3D Printed Gun - germandawg on 5/3/13 at 5:53 pm|
Pretty neat stuff!!!
| Political Talk|| re: "The Banks That Caused The Housing Crisis Should Have To Pay - germandawg on 5/3/13 at 6:31 am|
"The only fait is laisseze-faire"
I like your signature line...No kidding, the only fair is zero regulation.....so I don't know why I can't put money on the street and use any means I have at my disposal to collect the vig....you alright wit my kidnapping and torturing kids to ensure a debt? I kn...