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re: Need a History Lesson on Liberal Beliefs - germandawg
[quote]Where did the hatred from corporations stem from? The debate over Citizens United made we wonder what is the root of the Left's hatred for American businesses?[/quote] I don't think in general there is any hatred....mistrust that has been well earned over the years maybe but hatred is a li...


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re: Need a History Lesson on Liberal Beliefs - germandawg
[quote]That is a very long road trip in political theory/philosophy you ask about. The writings of Marx and Ingels are the most damning of them wit a sprinkling of others that pre-date them such as Hegel and Rousseau. [/quote] yet the institutions of slavery and serfdom are not testaments to the...


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re: Need a History Lesson on Liberal Beliefs - germandawg
[quote] people don't separate the worker from the work force. The work force is important, but each individual worker is not. [/quote] No more so than the individual business is to the industry. This is what I find so amusing about the fantasy of shrugging...no one cares....if you quit your ...


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re: Need a History Lesson on Liberal Beliefs - germandawg
[quote]It appears there is a fundamental mistrust of corporations that is parallel to the mistrust of government seen from conservatives. I think great progress could be made if both sides saw it this way. [/quote] Amen brother...amen. I don't think there is any animosity toward corporation...


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re: Need a History Lesson on Liberal Beliefs - germandawg
[quote]The worker vs corporation dynamic has always been a fertile recruiting ground for libs. In their minds the worker turning a screw all day is just as valuable as the inventor/owner of the process. [/quote] If you have ever owned a business in an industry that required labor you understan...


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re: Obama voters: Y U mad? Criticism is warranted. - germandawg
[quote]Could you imagine the reaction if a slice of the white population elected 40+ representatives as demonstrably nuts and/or corrupt, without exception, as the congressional black caucus? [/quote] They do....it is called the GOP.... That really was waayyyyy too easy........


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re: Paul Has Ideas, but His Backers Want 2016 Plan - germandawg
[quote] Could the straw men get any more elaborate? Seriously, who are these people? Where are they from? I go to church every Sunday in the heart of the Bible Belt and I don't run into these people. [/quote] Dang, you have exposed the lie of the left. It simply can not be that these people...


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re: Paul Has Ideas, but His Backers Want 2016 Plan - germandawg
[quote]the GOP needs to just accept that RAND Paul needs to run for President the GOP then needs to control who else throws their hat in to make an easy primary without "hardline" stances being required they need to vet out a VP candidate who is strong on the economy without any speaking gaffe...


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re: Obama voters: Y U mad? Criticism is warranted. - germandawg
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re: Riddle me this. Classic Randian Questions to deconstruct. - germandawg
[quote]well this would apply to the tech center of the world, as well. if you destroy silicon valley, you destroy technology and i'm sure silicon valley could afford a military[/quote] SO this nation, Silicon valley, would what, collectively pay for national defense? Would they also colle...


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re: Riddle me this. Classic Randian Questions to deconstruct. - germandawg
[quote] well this would apply to the tech center of the world, as well. if you destroy silicon valley, you destroy technology and i'm sure silicon valley could afford a military[/quote] Gold has stood the test of time.....silicon valley is a flash in the pan in comparison...and on top of that...


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re: Riddle me this. Classic Randian Questions to deconstruct. - germandawg
[quote] look at the current state of the federal system. look at all the crony capitalism. look at all the privacy invasion (NSA). look at all the public debt that has been racked up that we can't dream of paying back. look at all the military waste. the question is why you support all of this.[/qu...


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re: Riddle me this. Classic Randian Questions to deconstruct. - germandawg
[quote]that doesn't mean it would be somalia or afghanistan. for example, if silicon valley could break away from the US and create a libertarian society, that would be the new switzerland (tech instead of banking). if west virginia attempted the same, they'd probably end up like somalia [/quote] ...


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re: Riddle me this. Classic Randian Questions to deconstruct. - germandawg
[quote]Libertarians - I need to fix that. Liberals - Someone needs to fix that for me.[/quote] Moderates....or normal, boring people..We need to work together and fix that. ...


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re: Riddle me this. Classic Randian Questions to deconstruct. - germandawg
[quote] During westward expansion settlers owned private property where there was no law, no govt and no courts or jurisdiction. Therefore, private property can exist without govt.[/quote] No they didn't "own" the property. If someone came along who wanted their property and they had the abilit...


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re: Riddle me this. Classic Randian Questions to deconstruct. - germandawg
[quote] These Libertarian riddles are so much fun (sarcasm). But wouldnt "true" libertarian parents let their kids potty train without intervention? just shite themslves until they and the free market figure it out.[/quote] Like almost all things libertarian they would until the kid actually shi...


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re: Riddle me this. Classic Randian Questions to deconstruct. - germandawg
[quote] i'm not an an cap, but it has a much higher chance of success than communism, and it's morally superior [/quote] I don't know what you could possible be basing either assertion on but it makes no difference....the west has shown mankind the light....moderation and the middle of the roa...


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re: Riddle me this. Classic Randian Questions to deconstruct. - germandawg
[quote] what about former liberals who became libertarians? especially if said person learned to love freedom and liberty and that's the main reason why the switch was made? [/quote] Probably due to some sort of blow to the head.... [quote] Again I know that living in Afghanistan or Som...


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re: Riddle me this. Classic Randian Questions to deconstruct. - germandawg
[quote]Well, is it okay to bring a child into this world and not find a way to get health insurance in case he/she gets sick? Many jobs exist that provide health insurance without even a college degree. [/quote] Yes, it is "OK" because it is what the majority of man is intended to do....no matt...


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re: Riddle me this. Classic Randian Questions to deconstruct. - germandawg
[quote] I find the tax-is-theft thing to be childish & similar to people who think "communism could work."[/quote] They are opposite ends of the spectrum and more closely related to one another than anything in the middle is with either one. There is no difference in anrco capatilsim and commu...


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re: Riddle me this. Classic Randian Questions to deconstruct. - germandawg
[quote]nstead of trying to decide if taxes are theft, lets talk about how at their current structure, they are too complicated, unfair, and too fricking high. [/quote] You are asking the conservatives of this world to drop the emotional hysterics and discuss an issue like an adult. Not many of ...


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re: Riddle me this. Classic Randian Questions to deconstruct. - germandawg
[quote]But certainly people would not give up their private property willingly in sufficient enough amounts that The State would be able to met her obligations? So State coercion is a necessary evil, right? And if we agree to that, than really any amount of coercion is acceptable on some level, righ...


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re: Riddle me this. Classic Randian Questions to deconstruct. - germandawg
[quote]This is rudimentary stuff, nothing Earth-shattering. Most Conservatives and Libertarians(particularly) have grappled with these questions about the implicit morality of private property and the immorality of State coercion and all the surrounding arguments from the onset. Liberals are NEVE...


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re: Riddle me this. Classic Randian Questions to deconstruct. - germandawg
[quote]1."What if a neighbor (with modest income and no real savings) has a sick child who needs $50,000 for surgery, and the neighbor knows that I have cash in my safe at home? Would it be OK for him to rob me at gunpoint, taking my money because it’s to save a child?" [/quote] Of course not ...


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re: Anybody Oppose US/Russia War if Russia invades Latvia? - germandawg
[quote] near graff then[/quote] almost midayw between them but to the south. We go to Graf when we need a bigger PX but we go to Ramstein when we want to visit the US for the weekend without getting on a plane! The area around Ramstein is great but for me the number of Americans (and Canadi...


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re: Why does the media portray Obama as a huge sports fan? - germandawg
[quote]Not in my opinion, it's just the cult of personality. [/quote] I agree...the problem is that we are plagued with people who want to be leaders who possess common sense when what we need are unique people with uncommon sense. Making the president look like a normal guy makes people comfort...


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re: Obama voters: Y U mad? Criticism is warranted. - germandawg
[quote] You may be a Union guy, but, you sure aren't a Teamster, like I was.[/quote] This is true...while the Teamsters were originally an AFL union their policies and membership are more akin to CIO unions. I sincerely think the AFL model of unionism is good for business while I think just the...


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re: The Supreme court.. and a semi;colon - germandawg
[quote] once saved about $500/month on a 7 year lease because the family lawyer who wrote it fogot a comma. I imagine a semi colon could easily save us more. [/quote] This is the sole purpose of law school and the reason some attorney's make so much money. Normal people would never think to ...


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re: duplicate post - germandawg
[quote] Is there anything else on earth like the Egyptian Pyramids ? I actually don't have a theory... what about some technology or capability that ancient civilizations had that perhaps we have found no evidence of yet... and I made this thread to hear your theories.[/quote] The very medi...


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re: Anybody Oppose US/Russia War if Russia invades Latvia? - germandawg
[quote]You near Ktown?[/quote] ABout 3 hours away....Ansbach (outside of Nuremberg)...


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