obviously prison life is just to pleasant to be a deterrent.posted @ Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 06:45
"When this nation was founded, 98 percent of workers toiled in agriculture."
And if you can understand how we went from this to where we are now, then you can understand that we can do the same over the course of the next 200+ years. Only different.
And some also argue that unemployment compensation and food stamps help (stimulate) the economy. I don't argue against them but I don't believe they help the economy, more a symptom of a bad economy than helping one.
I believe we will find that the answer to a strong economy lies in the total energy of our people based on an optimistic outlook based on a sound constitutional government.posted @ Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 08:07
CVS should be able to not sell anything they want. That's their right.
I would also say, for example, that a restaurant should be able to allow smoking. They own the building. Anybody that doesn't like need not come in.
Remember back in the 20th century when the USA was unquestionably the most technologically advanced nation in manufacturing, electronics, medicine, agriculture and so on?
You know, back before mandatory kindergarten, pre-K, not to mention others.
A few random observations:
-!n 1800, it took 275 man hours to produce 100 bushels of wheat, the USA workforce was 90% agriculture. Today it takes 3 hours to do the same. That people continue to blame technology for high unemployment baffles me.
- millions of illegals have risked coming to this country in the last 20 years because why? Because of a demand for their labor all the while the unemployment rate has gone up (it's much higher than reported). So we really need more income redistribution and safety nets? For what, so more people can draw government checks and while more illegals come in to do the actual work?
I like it but it may not be "artsy" enough for main stream Athens. Too much geometry.posted @ Sunday, February 2, 2014 - 09:13
• A carbon tax: That will ensure the governments full support of carbon emissions. "Give the money back to the people"- not gonna happen.
• Pursue full employment: Never thought of that one. May be on to something there.
• Labor law reform: Yea that will help Ford and GM increase employment and pay while competing w/ Toyota and Honda.
• A financial speculation tax: Anything that encourages more investment I'm sure will help.
• Public investment in energy: approve the Keystone pipeline, the public won't have to invest.
Another interesting thing Time magazine could tell is that in an article in 1974 they blamed a "polar vortex" on global cooling and the recent one they blame on global warming.
As the political correct philosophy of the recent past is assimilated into our military, it will appear to be accepted by them (military), but what we don't see is the fact that those (in the military) who don't agree with it will slowly disappear from the ranks,
The unforeseen consequences will be very consequential.
Peta should be happy, that's at least one possum that won't become road kill
(while their playing "possum drop" with him).
.......Awe, never mind.posted @ Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - 09:53
Glad to hear someone had a good experience with it.
And if you like your plan you can keep it. ( I mean the word period)posted @ Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 20:41
No, your not aiming low enough, I say $1 on gal. of gas and $0.25 on milk.posted @ Monday, December 16, 2013 - 18:05
$0.75 in 1955 has a buying power of $6.54 today.
$3.35 in 1985 has a buying power of $ 7.27 today. (Reagan)
$7.25 today has a buying power of $7.25 today.posted @ Monday, December 16, 2013 - 17:38
Walter Reuther should have known that if the evolution of mechanized farming didn't create 90% unemployment then he had nothing to worry about from a computer in the early 1950's.
A computer replacing 100 workers in the early 1950's? Really?
Through the last 5 decades of raising min. wage has the poverty level changed? You think maybe raising the minimum wage accomplishes anything more than stimulating inflation?posted @ Monday, December 16, 2013 - 08:53
The Pelosi led house passed health care bill that had to be "passed so you could read it".
Boehner just went into a rant against his own for criticizing a bill before they read it (although it had surly been leaked) that paled compared to any he said about Pelosi. I guess he braved up thinking the "compromise" loving media would not criticize him. Enjoy the day congressman, that's about how long it will last.
"Many in Washington have forgotten we have a Constitution which has guided our republic for 224 years. The last two administrations have trampled the Constitution to meet their own needs. We need to follow the Constitution instead of trying to find ways to supersede it."
I agree totally but I see nowhere to compromise.posted @ Friday, December 13, 2013 - 07:32
I know one family that's "Happy, Happy, Happy".posted @ Saturday, December 7, 2013 - 08:55
[quote][b]ponsoldt[/b] - the unemployment rate would be closer to 6% if it were not for republican efforts to obstruct stimulus spending at the federal and state levels. that would mean there was higher demand for the goods and services of our suffering small businesses.
it's as if the coaches of "our" football team were deliberately preventing "our" offense from scoring points. i think we'd all say, "fire the coaches". sooner or later, more voters will realize it's time to "fire" republican politicians.
-We did a $1,000,000,000,000.00 stimulus.
- No Hoover Dam, Blue Ridge Parkway, ect. to show for it. Just 17 trillion in debt instead of 16 trillion.
Maybe we could just pass another $1,000,000,000,000.00 stimulus, hire half the unemployed to throw trash on the streets and the other half to pick it up and then brag of 0% unemployment?posted @ Saturday, December 7, 2013 - 08:45
"US economy grows at 3.6 percent rate in 3rd qtr."
I should hope so considering the way we print money.posted @ Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 16:53
OK, the first person who comments on this op ed bashing George W. Bush is a big GOOBER.posted @ Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 19:12
So the Chinese stay up half the night studying the known in order to score better on test.
Well that's just fine, don't tell them that it's the unknown, unseen abstract that we must work with that moves us forward and solves problems and makes the real $$$$.
Yea, I agree. It's usually in the 14-18 year range when it becomes obvious what a potential pain in the arz they're gonna be.
By the way, that 26 year age limit in Obamacare for your kids staying on your health insurance, is that mandatory? Cause if it is then maybe they should move it on up to 26 years.posted @ Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 15:43
" Was it a "fluke" in Georgia's favor that the video replay was not able to capture the moment his knee hit the ground and the position of the football? The ruling on the field could not be overruled, because there was not clear video evidence to the contrary. "
No Murray's touchdown wasn't a fluke as according to the video there was no evidence that his knee touched the ground.posted @ Sunday, November 17, 2013 - 10:41
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