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Brett Bellmore on Bernie Sanders Has Praised Castro, Sandinistas.    Don't forget our horrible excess of choices of deodorant. Life would be so much better, and the economy stronger, if we only had one brand of deodorant! Sure, Bernie is a joke. But given how well he's doing, it's a very dark joke.

Mirco Romanato on In Venezuela Suburb Brownish Colored Water Comes Once Per Week.    And socialism didn't work and don't work well in Denmark, Sweden or Norway or Finland. They had just the ability to burn thru a lot more wealth before the people started to clamoring for market reforms. And their economies are a lot less socialistic than in the US in many

Brett Bellmore on The Neoconservative Brand Is Dead.    Historically, "neoconservatism" was a movement into the Republican party of Democrats who couldn't stomach the left's refusal to take the threat of communism seriously. Hence "neo", or "new" conservatives. Neoconservatism has been dead for decades. The end of the Cold war killed it off, by depriving the issue that drove

Jim on In Venezuela Suburb Brownish Colored Water Comes Once Per Week.    "Socialism" in the classic sense means government production of goods. In this classic sense the Scandinavian countries are not socialistic. Production is carried out by privately owned companies. Nowadays though the term "socialism" is probably used by most people to mean a social-welfare state. in this sense of "socialism" the

Daniel on In Venezuela Suburb Brownish Colored Water Comes Once Per Week.    The current situation is the culmination of a nearly two decade long process, a process that the majority of Venezuelans abetted every step of the way. This socialist regime was not imposed by force, it was democratically chosen. Venezuelans chose Chave/Maduro, they chose to grant them nearly dictatorial power. They

Max on Locking A Car With A Short Horn Blast Is Rude And Obnoxious.    Noise pollution is negatively affecting wildlife (ability to communicate, feed, and reproduce because of noise distractions and frequencies being filled up), human health (lack of sleep, and increase in disease incidence), and the economy (worker productivity). It is a social justice issue since it affects home prices and the poor,

tanabear on In Venezuela Suburb Brownish Colored Water Comes Once Per Week.    The only "socialist" countries that Bernie Sanders admires are Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland. Yes, he actually mentioned these countries by name in an interview with Vox. He did not mention Greece, Portugal, Mexico, Venezuela etc. So can Bernie Sanders and his supporters name a non-Nordic country that they admire?

Jim on Andrew Sullivan Complains About Trump.    Seth W. - They didn't achieve affluent societies before the US with the possible exception of Australia and New Zeeland. Luxembourg in 1945 for example was not affluent nor was Norway or France. Finland was quite poor throughout most of it's history. It achieved affluence only recently. Iceland was very

Seth W. on Andrew Sullivan Complains About Trump.    Norway, Sweden, Finland, France, Switzerland, Austria, New Zeland, Australia, Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Luxembourg, maybe Costa Rica. Not necessarily in that order. I think that's 12. It's quite narcissitic to think that we came the closest.

Jim on Andrew Sullivan Complains About Trump.    Seth W. - What are these ten countries?

Seth W. on Andrew Sullivan Complains About Trump.    Excuse me. My 5:06 post should've gone on the previous post, "No Medicines, Broken Machines In Venezuela Hospitals". Sorry.

Seth W. on Andrew Sullivan Complains About Trump.    Donald Trump could win, but for me he's way too visceral and vulgar for a politician. If I want visceral and vulgar I turn to wrestling, football and Judge Judy. Neither vulgarity nor viscerality have ever taken part in politics.

Seth W. on No Medicines, Broken Machines In Venezuela Hospitals.    You probably got some exaggeration on Venezuela, Jim. Venezuela is messed up, but these days we're getting a lot of tabloid journalism that has made us believe a lot of B.S. about what the world is really like. Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Mexico and Latin America in general are no much

Seth W. on Andrew Sullivan Complains About Trump.    You probably got some exaggeration on Venezuela, Jim. Venezuela is messed up, but these days we're getting a lot of tabloid journalism that has made us believe a lot of B.S. about what the world is really like. Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Mexico and Latin America in general are no much

Jim on No Medicines, Broken Machines In Venezuela Hospitals.    Check It Out - In Venezuela now people are eating their pets for food. Thieves caught in public are being burned alive with lighter fluid in broad daylight while the police do nothing. No society has ever been or ever will be a utopia but America has been about as

Victor Stan on Andrew Sullivan Complains About Trump.    Hoo-ahh! We got a dare here, make your bets gentlemen! Well now, that is so very audacious of Check it out. For somebody who claims not to be dogmatic he sure seems pretty positive on what the future will bring in detail. Don't mind me Check it out, I don't

Check it out on Andrew Sullivan Complains About Trump.    James Bowery, all you and I have to do is wait, and see. See Jimmy, that's the beauty of it, you can prove me wrong, but you have to wait and see. Stop moaning like a horny unfucked bitch, and wait. You're all heated up and hormone loaded like the

Check it out on No Medicines, Broken Machines In Venezuela Hospitals.    What the fuck are you talking about Jim? Why would you be happy to see me go? Why would anybody be "happy" to see anybody who's not an acquaintance leave the country? Are you stupid? Nevertheless, if you must know, there are a lot of nice things that could be

Jim on No Medicines, Broken Machines In Venezuela Hospitals.    Seth W. - Comparing the current situation in the US to the current situation in Venezuela or North Korea is ludicrous.

Seth W. on No Medicines, Broken Machines In Venezuela Hospitals.    "Check it out - If you wish to move to North Korea and live there I would be happy to see you go. What's stopping you?" Cheap shot. Sorry Jim, but you either have a False Dichotomy or an Argumentum ad Hominem fallacy there. I do see some mistakes in

Jim on No Medicines, Broken Machines In Venezuela Hospitals.    Check it out - If you wish to move to North Korea and live there I would be happy to see you go. What's stopping you?

James Bowery on Andrew Sullivan Complains About Trump.    You sound like a Player Keeping It Real. Slap me five, Check it out. As a Player Keeping It Real, lay odds implying you're Real when you say you "know that he won't win."

Check it out on Andrew Sullivan Complains About Trump.    Trump followers are no danger. They are just the typical petit burgeoise fascists who don't even know that he won't win. These Trump followers really don't know that Trump is just a distraction so that the U.S. could have -and accept- the first woman president after the first black president.

Check it out on No Medicines, Broken Machines In Venezuela Hospitals.    "What I do not understand: Why haven't the Venezuelans risen up in revolt?" Are you serious Randall? A nation's president is the supreme commander of the armed forces. But hey, how many Americans rose up in revolt in 2009, after they were left in tent cities? How many of you

James Bowery on Andrew Sullivan Complains About Trump.    Supremacists call "consent of the governed" "dangerously populist".

Dan on Andrew Sullivan Complains About Trump.    Right. These idjits haven't got any better ideas... Trump is not tyranny. Quite the opposite, Trump is the last best hope of Democracy. If I were a democrat, I would want Trump to keep the game going for longer, kind of like how pro sports leagues need some parity to

Randall Parker on The Neoconservative Brand Is Dead.    Jersey Guy, I expect more can kicking for the entitlements crisis. Too many people want to keep getting their benefits. The voters are corrupt. Consider the Tea Party: Biggest grass roots political rebellion on the Right in decades. A large element of the support for the Tea Party was for

James Bowery on Preppers Buying More Property.    Looks like there might be some competition from Al-Qaeda: Terrorist group Al-Qaeda threatens to murder Microsoft founder Bill Gates It is easy to see why a group that hates the USA and its freedom would target Bill Gates. Not only is he one of the richest people in the world,

Black Death on No Medicines, Broken Machines In Venezuela Hospitals.    Maduro isn't dumb - or crazy. In typical Latin American socialist fashion, he enriches himself and his cronies at the expense of the ordinary people. For example, who is the richest woman in Venezuela? Why, it's that tireless servant of the people, Maria Gabriela Chavez, daughter of Maduro's predecessor, Hugo

James Bowery on Preppers Buying More Property.    Speaking as a boomer from the midwest settler culture that originated much of the computer industry and saw it trashed by the coastal elites: There is this belief that profits from network effects are fairly "left where they are" -- a belief espoused by even the least worst of the

Jim on Preppers Buying More Property.    Rico - I never said anything in support of any of the people you mention. Pointing out the disastrous results of the French or Russian Revolutions is not equivalent to being a supporter of Hitler. Have you ever heard of the phrase "attacking a strawman"?

Rico Zamman on Preppers Buying More Property.    So what has the right done for Mexico? Yes, over 120,000 killed under Felipe Calderon's ultra right wing regime and how about the first three years of Peña Nieto? So far 57,000 + and he's got 3 more years to go, baby. What has the right done for Colombia under

Jim on Preppers Buying More Property.    Check it out - The revolution in Haiti some 200 years ago was a massive bloodbath involving the killing of the ruling class down to the last man, women and child and the complete seizure of every bit of wealth of the ruling class. Today Haiti is the poorest country

jb on The Neoconservative Brand Is Dead.    None of it really matters. If Hillary wins, and perhaps even if she doesn't, it's going to mean amnesty for 20 million illegal aliens, a quick citizenship ceremony, and then it's lights out for Republicans at the national level. The last real chance to change anything was 2000 when the

Check it out on Preppers Buying More Property.    That's right Jim. Every major and meaningful change, has to be through blood bath. It's the natural process and it always comes with an aftermath. Things like this happen when people have just had enough. The elite in power is too dumb to know when the people start not to

Black Death on The Neoconservative Brand Is Dead.    "Mitt Romney is dismayed by the resulting populism." .... Like father, like son. George Romney was part of the Rockefeller liberal Republican faction that helped bury Barry Goldwater in 1964. Many thought the Republican party was dead, but such reports were exaggerated. The GOP surged back to add 47 House

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Jim on Preppers Buying More Property.    Check it out - Regarding the effects of the French Revolution of 1789 - This resulted in famine, massive internal violence involving the deaths of hundrds of thousands of people, and an economic collapse of about 50%. These were the short term consequences. In the longer term the misery of

Maciano on The Neoconservative Brand Is Dead.    I think the HBD blogosphere, libertarians and paleocons have done great work in building an alternative (not meaning altright) political platform, which Trump now uses. Sure, Trump has his own stuff, the anti-tradedeal opposition I struggle to find any mainstream thinker, who's on the level -- when I think of

Check it out on Preppers Buying More Property.    $1.5 million to bury yourself in a bunker? For who knows how long? Too much for me. Besides, one would come back out again in the aftermath to find what? A remote off-grid home? Too vulnerable, doesn't matter how remote. Somebody will find you and plunder your crops and chickens.

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