We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Socialism is dictatorship, he told Columbia College Today, the alumni magazine, in 2005. “The control of wealth is the control over human life,” he said. “So if a centrally planned economy decides how wealth is to be created and how it is to be distributed, then they really have a control over human life.”
In a private meeting with House progressives, President Obama said that this bill is just a foundation for future reform, and could pave the way for a later push for the public option and even single-payer systems at the state-level.
"Climate change is HAPPENING believe it or not...ice berg breaks off...Haiti...now chile can't we have like a no driving or no motor day?"
This is what we're dealing with folks - undereducated, emotional and intellectually crippled morons. Yes, I meant that to be harsh - intellectually crippled morons who have zero grasp of science and reality.
Maybe my age has something to do with it, but it seems to me that we've lost the concept critical thinking in our basic education.
People seem to think it's a Muslim v. Everybody struggle we're in, but it's a Crazy Muslim v. the Rest of Islam + Everybody fight. Things might go easier if our grand strategists - both of the put-em-to-the-sword variety, and the surrender-now sorts - would figure that out.