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.
There is no end to the oppression because the Victimocracy has to grow. America is always more bigoted than it was last year because the Victimocrats need more power this year. The more oppressed Americans become, the more they must be denounced for victimizing all the nice people running their lives and robbing them blind.
The Canadian Broadcast Corporation (CBC) did a very fair news story on this issue interviewing people who work with polar bears claiming they are surviving very well. To see it click here:
http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/TV+Shows/The+National/Environment/ID/2505129180/ or google Polar bears CBC.
"Look, I’m a capitalist. It’s not my religion, I won’t bow before its altar, I won’t kiss its ring, but I believe in capitalism. It’s an invention of man and it involves money, so it’s not perfect, but I’ve never heard anyone suggest a better system. So I’m a capitalist.
I am not, however, a consumerist. I like the freedom and innovation of capitalism; I loath the materialism and gluttony of consumerism. There’s a popular misconception that capitalism and consumerism are inextricably linked — that one naturally involves and requires the other. But this is a fallacy. Certainly the “stimulus” programs a few years ago ought to have dispelled this notion entirely. The government perverted the free market and elected to hand free money to millions of people, hoping that they’d go out and buy a bunch of stuff with it. This was consumerism at the expense of capitalism, and it revealed our priorities: forget freedom, forget principle, just buy stuff."
I like it. And if we deport all the Black Friday shoppers we will have more room for Obama's new friends.
Acting in your perceived best interest is a natural inclination. 'Capitalism', to use Marx's term, is nothing more than exercising (within the economic sphere) your free will to further your perceived best interest.
I view 'Consumerism' not as a system but as a choice that is available under 'Capitalism'. If you believe your perceived best interest is in simply acquiring material stuff (we both disagree with that premise - but you should see all the stuff I've collected over the years!), then you are free to do so.
The writer did not point out the obvious. On the average, women have about 1/2 the upper body strength and 2/3 the lower body strength of men. Women simply cannot do the physical things men do. The Boston marathon is an example. The fastest man will cross the finish line in a little over 2 hours. The fastest woman crosses the finish line about 20 minutes after the man. Women simply cannot run as fast as the men.
Sorry--I posted this in the wrong place,and am reposting here so we can start a conversation and I can get some insight as to the intent and practice.
I am curious--it is my understanding that when one is, or becomes, an American Citizen they relinquish all other citizenship. I know that is not true in the case of Canadian citizenship; an American be a "duo" citizen with a US and Canadian passport. I always thought that was because they are our neighbor on the border. How is it that American citizens can also be citizens of Israel--half a world away? Is it also possible to have duo citizenship with Mexico?