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Tue Sep 1

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jwiest replied to the Conservative Fools board. 2:09 PM

Re: So if...

If you want a Confederate flag, go knit your own and fly it. Nobody *has* to make them for you.

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jwiest replied to the Humor and Urban Legends board. 1:07 PM

Re: NEW School Prayer:

The OP is a prime example of Christian lying and the Christian persecution complex.

No matter what religion or creed you feel you have to belong to, how about you pray, if you must, before you get to school, or after, or at home, or [more]

Mon Aug 31

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jwiest replied to the Political Asylum board. 4:33 PM

Re: Right on Target, Borowitz...

Why do they think this? Probably because rightie windbags like Rush Limbaugh are fond of doing the same thing, and these folks apparently have yet to discover that Rush Limbaugh is an idiot.

Rush Limbaugh is not an idiot, he just [more]

Sun Aug 30

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jwiest posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:32 PM

Rethinking work

I think the author is dead on. Compensation is important, but people are motivated by doing something meaningful:

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Fri Aug 28

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jwiest posted to the Political Asylum board. 10:20 AM

The Anti-Trump

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/28/opinion/the-anti-trump-com...

Francis lives in a two-bedroom guesthouse, and says the measure of a person's value has [more]

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

Re: Words of a Father

The problem is too little caution exercised in selling guns to crazy people.

We need to tighten up the loopholes on gun shows and gun transfers.

Do you have a problem with that?


Of course he does, it would prevent [more]

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jwiest replied to the Political Asylum board. 10:03 AM

Re: Go Easy on Dope

"No crime measure 'solves' any issue. But it will make a dent"

A criminal will get a gun regardless. These efforts will be fruitless.


Right, because there are no criminals in other nations which have successful gun [more]

Tue Aug 25

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jwiest replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 9:38 PM

Re: Stock Market Crash

Enough of this John Galt greed is good bullsh1t.

Greed is good when only a couple of people are doing it and the rest of us can reign them in.

Wed Aug 19

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jwiest replied to the Political Asylum board. 9:58 AM

Re: ALL lives matter

Yep, we get it. They are victims and should be treated as such.

Thank you for the clarification!


Oh, no, thank *you*...for identifying yourself once again.

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jwiest replied to the Political Asylum board. 9:39 AM

Re: ALL lives matter

Will anybody please stand up to the racist thugs that call themselves "Black Lives Matter?"

It's an in-your-face reference to the fact that we as a nation have institutionalized a different set of standards for black lives [more]

Tue Aug 18

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jwiest replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 11:14 AM

Re: OT: what is the big picture for OIL?

CO2 is plant food, without it we would not have life. With more of it we may have greater vegetation and yields of mainstream crops like rice and maize. Trees may end up eating more of the CO2 and grow bigger and faster.

No. Two [more]

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jwiest replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 10:55 AM

Re: Go! Trump! Go!

In this interpretation, part of what makes Trump dangerous is that he's willing to cater to the opinions of the Republican base in ways that the Republican establishment wouldn't dare. And in doing so, he can exploit longstanding cleavages between [more]

Mon Aug 17

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jwiest replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 4:08 PM

Re: OT: what is the big picture for OIL?

"Solving this problem might have the added benefit of sequestering
carbon emissions, correct?"

No. Algae will absorb CO2, convert it into longer chain carbons, and then this carbon molecule (aka oil) will be burned as a
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Fri Aug 14

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jwiest replied to the Political Asylum board. 6:25 PM

Re: PC nonsense now comes to this

"Advo didn't say protecting perps is more important than protecting cops.

He said a less aggressive practice of shooting suspects..."

You're forgetting: in what passes for the righty mind, suspects *are* [more]

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jwiest replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 12:10 PM

Re: Something I can't reconcile

All I've been hearing is more welfare and big gov't... the very thing that started this whole mess.

"This whole mess" started when Reagan wanted to cut taxes, and embraced a new idiotic economic philosophy that removed [more]

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jwiest replied to the Saul's Investing Discussions board. 11:36 AM

Re: What is impact of the expiring solar tax credit?

We should also remember that with each passing year, SCTY will get more efficient, we will have more inflation, and the utilities will increase their rates more than SCTY's 2.9% annual increase. Considering these additional factors, I think it's [more]

Thu Aug 13

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jwiest replied to the Political Asylum board. 2:56 PM

Re: WATCH: British reporter in Ferguson

The Oath Keepers weren't shooting anyone...

That wouldn't matter. And it wouldn't matter even if they threatened to shoot. We have proof, you see, because this is exactly what happened in Nevada where "protesters" actually [more]

Fri Aug 7

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jwiest replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 9:37 AM

Re: 10 ways to make the US economy work for ever

Nah...unions will find ways to have 'each' of their members donate $100 or more each......totaling millions and millions.

Oh no! Imagine the horrors of getting millions of small contributions from average individuals who share a [more]

Thu Aug 6

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jwiest replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 12:58 PM

Re: 10 ways to make the US economy work for everyone

It's a good list, but they're all symptoms. The real problem is structural. Fixing that in fewer steps would be:

1) redraw the electoral districts with a non-partizan independent commission
2) severely limit campaign donations and make [more]

Tue Aug 4

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jwiest replied to the Conservative Fools board. 10:25 AM

Re: Getting medieval on liberalism

I'd posit that even more needs to be done. We need a new vigor in rooting out ALL the rot of liberalism. The above is a good start...

Clearly you can't win in the arena of ideas, your delusions and fever dreams just aren't selling. So [more]

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