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WuLong replied to the Political Asylum board. 10:45 PM

Re: Crony Capitalism

I just got this from my retirement planner:
Based on a review of your 401(k) Plan, it looks like your current investment mix may not be appropriate for your age.*

What's the problem? The allocations begin with 90% equity [more]

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WuLong replied to the Political Asylum board. 10:30 PM

Re: Crony Capitalism

Sorry to interrupt with facts, but Ford Credit didn't borrow the money, Ford Manufacturing did, and they used it to modernize plants
Hmmmmm.....
Not what I read:
Does that mean that Ford did not get any money from the [more]

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WuLong replied to the Political Asylum board. 11:03 AM

Re: Standing their ground

Is it left-wingers promoting transvaginal probes, reducing voting rights, shooting black people guilty of minor infractions--or nothing at all?
I suppose it depends on your definition of "left-winger".

Jim Crow was not [more]

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WuLong replied to the Political Asylum board. 9:59 AM

Re: Remember GW's War on Iraq?

NASA does space
It is really difficult to talk to someone who doesn't know what they are talking about.

This may be of interest to you:
the top 700 meters (about 2,300 feet) of ocean showing warming of 0.302 degrees [more]

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WuLong replied to the Political Asylum board. 8:16 AM

Re: Remember GW's War on Iraq?

Instead of thinking of global warming as providing a steady relentless climb in global temperatures, one should think of it more as an up staircase.

You mean they agree with me?
When you graph out the temperatures for the last [more]

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WuLong replied to the Political Asylum board. 11:40 PM

Re: Remember GW's War on Iraq?

You didn't provide any measurements.
Sorry, not a winner. Please try again.

And while I would accept NatGeo as reliable (not really NASA, though, is it), Scientific American doesn't make the cut.

Basically all you provided was [more]

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WuLong replied to the Political Asylum board. 2:32 PM

Re: Crony Capitalism

Between Greece and GM, I've pretty much decided I never want to own bonds.
US Treasuries would be the only exception.

This drives my retirement planner nuts.

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WuLong replied to the Political Asylum board. 1:36 PM

Re: Crony Capitalism

As usual, you stick to your agenda and ignore the issue.
The question was not if there should be government intervention, but rather what form it should take.

So I know, I know, the market is never wrong, and government always [more]

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WuLong replied to the Political Asylum board. 12:35 PM

Re: Remember GW's War on Iraq?

Much of the heat goes into the oceans
You say this as if it were fact. It is actually speculation.
Feel free to prove me wrong by linking to a reputable site (eg NASA) showing the specific temperature increase of oceans at various [more]

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WuLong replied to the Political Asylum board. 10:09 AM

Re: Crony Capitalism

Again, I'm double posting. Ah well.

Another point I'd like to suggest is that too-big-to-fail is too big.
I'm pretty sure you support this when it is applied to banks and other financial institutions*. Do you support it in regard to GM? [more]

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WuLong replied to the Political Asylum board. 10:05 AM

Re: Remember GW's War on Iraq?

Obama has 97% of climate scientists behind him.
Well, sort of.
There are lies, damned lies and statistics.

The specific meaning of the 97% claim is: 97 percent of climate scientists agree that there is a global warming trend [more]

Sun Aug 2

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WuLong replied to the Political Asylum board. 2:10 PM

Re: Crony Capitalism

General Motors could be termed crony capitalism, and yes, I supported it... also as a "one off" deal. It saved the auto industry, and regardless of the nonsense you spout.... the auto industry in this country would have died had it not [more]

Sat Aug 1

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WuLong posted to the Humor and Urban Legends board. 5:14 PM

Circle of Life

TRAILER - The Lion King: The Retribution Of Cecil
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WuLong replied to the Political Asylum board. 4:51 PM

Re: Jimmy Carter: US is an Oligarchy

A tight wire that we are condemned to walk for all eternity.

Or at least- we'd better walk it if we wish to preserve what we have.


I addressed this earlier:
Will it always be like this?
Apparently so, since it
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WuLong replied to the Political Asylum board. 4:47 PM

Re: Jimmy Carter: US is an Oligarchy

BUT.
You say Haliburton, I say Chicago Teachers' Union. We can t*t-for-tat all day.

I suggest that perhaps you favor oligarchy, provided it is your oligarchy.
Me? I'm a Rawlsian.
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WuLong replied to the Political Asylum board. 2:12 PM

Re: Jimmy Carter: US is an Oligarchy

The Constitution was written with all of the republics of history in mind including Athens, Venice, Rome and Sparta.
I'm sorry if historical truths upset you, but it doesn't change facts.

Do try to educate yourself, it'll be less [more]

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WuLong replied to the Political Asylum board. 11:58 AM

Re: Jimmy Carter: US is an Oligarchy

If we're splitting hairs,
Really? I don't think so.

...the role of the "Democracy" in "Democratic Republic" has been significantly subjugated by an oligarchical power structure.
Blah, blah, [more]

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WuLong replied to the Political Asylum board. 2:31 PM

Re: the G.O.P.'s Suicide Caucus

GOP congressman launches bid to oust John Boehner as House speaker
Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) on Tuesday evening filed a "motion to vacate the chair," which, if successful, would force the election of a new speaker. Such a
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WuLong replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 1:44 PM

Re: No more (free) cheese for you

So glad we do not work there. If I had to eat that stuff to be loyal, well ugh.
This is not an unusual requirement. Want to guess how many Toyotas are parked in the GM lot?

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WuLong replied to the Political Asylum board. 1:32 PM

Re: Jimmy Carter: US is an Oligarchy

You really shouldn't feed the troll.
And, God help me, I went ahead and read what you responded to. Sigh....

Federalist #10 is imperfect.
Basically, the argument is that factionalism is less likely in a larger Union than in smaller [more]

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