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Fri May 22

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jwiest replied to the Apple board. 9:45 AM

Re: Smart Phones =? Dumber Kids

I never claimed that not having a TV in the home is the same thing as living in a cave. One can be exposed in varying levels to culture in various ways...but in very limited ways, by family, teachers and peers....however, that is very limited [more]

Thu May 21

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jwiest replied to the Political Asylum board. 10:47 AM

Re: Fox goes silent!

...residents of Islamberg, NY, a largely Muslim community...

Islamberg? Really?

Wed May 20

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jwiest replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 10:45 AM

Re: Walker, Wisconsin Ranger <salute>

Let’s look at Wisconsin’s employment growth since Mr. Walker took office. Since February 2011, Wisconsin’s employable population has grown by about 100,000 people, but the number of people employed increased by about 135,000. That means employment [more]

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

Moderate biker condemns violence

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/20/opinion/im-a-moderate-bike...

On Sunday, a biker gang meeting at the Twin [more]

Mon May 18

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jwiest replied to the Humor and Urban Legends board. 10:36 AM

Re: OT Police training

Now let me see if I have this right.

Not remotely. What does any of your commentary have to do with police shooting people who are running away, or planting and altering evidence at the scene? What does it have to do with police [more]

Fri May 15

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jwiest replied to the Political Asylum board. 10:06 AM

Re: The Myth of "Affordable" Health Ca

Those who constantly dismiss any healthcare system that is not a pure capitalistic healthcare system either do not understand capitalism (usually true) or do not understand the goal (universal access). Instead they have a hammer (capitalism!) so [more]

Thu May 14

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jwiest replied to the Political Asylum board. 10:08 AM

Re: A Classical Economist on Wages

Thank you for finally posting something useful.

Of course, you are focussed on a different issue, and are ignoring this warning:

"The rise of profit operates like compound interest."

This (IMHO) is the main gist [more]

Wed May 13

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jwiest replied to the Political Asylum board. 9:43 AM

Re: Christians in decline

That's part of it. But I also think that the internet is hugely influential. Religions have always survived by controlling the information that people are exposed to. That is no longer possible.

That works both ways though. More [more]

Tue May 12

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jwiest replied to the Political Asylum board. 7:14 PM

Re: Christians in decline

Yet Christmas is going gang banging great.

Really? I thought there was a war on that too...

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jwiest replied to the Political Asylum board. 4:54 PM

Re: The NRA is Right

Zimmerman is a poster boy for 'not well regulated.'

Zimmerman and Cliven Bundy are the poster boys for how "whites with guns" get away with all kinds of lunacy.

If Zimmerman had been black, he'd be in jail or [more]

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jwiest posted to the Political Asylum board. 12:00 PM

Christians in decline

Almost 10% in 7 years.

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/u-s-becoming-less-christ...

Self-identified [more]

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jwiest replied to the Atheist Fools board. 11:49 AM

Re: Diminishing Christians

Speculation that part of the reson is for the intertwining of politics and religion.

The more political leaders cater to the nut jobs, the more average people will rethink their association. It's a slow process, unfortunately.

Mon May 11

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jwiest replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 11:22 AM

Re: Give 'Em Hell, Bernie

A key point about the media from the article:

Thus this whole question of "seriousness" – which will dominate coverage of the Sanders campaign – should really be read as a profound indictment of our political system, [more]

Thu May 7

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jwiest replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:00 AM

Re: Tesla Battery Means End of Nuclear Power?

The storage containers and transport casks are very sturdy. You can say that any risk is too much. Life is never without risks. What about the risks of putting 36 billion metric tons of CO2 into the atmosphere every year? Is the risk from that [more]

Wed May 6

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jwiest replied to the Political Asylum board. 9:51 AM

Re: More executive overpay, for nothing

If the hedge fund guys didn't earn so much, or pay so little in taxes, the Democratic candidates wouldn't have any contributions. We all know where they "park their money" now.

All that means is the Democrats are corrupt [more]

Tue May 5

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jwiest replied to the Political Asylum board. 7:04 PM

Re: More executive overpay, for nothing

"I wonder where those 25 hedge fund managers are going to park *their* money..."

Why do you care?


Wow, missed the point much? It demonstrates the near-Ponzi nature of the system.

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jwiest replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 3:10 PM

Re: Bloomberg Business: The Elizabeth Warren Eff

Nooooooo . . . What a complete waste of talent and intelligence it would be to shackle Elizabeth Warren to the role of Vice President - especially Vice President under Hilary. Hilary is owned by Wall Street. How much room do you think her Vice [more]

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jwiest replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 1:16 PM

Re: Bloomberg Business: The Elizabeth Warren Effect

Without question, Warren is now the most loathed person by Wall Street on Planet Earth.

Warren won't run for President, but a Clinton-Warren ticket would be awesome.

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jwiest replied to the Political Asylum board. 12:34 PM

Re: More executive overpay, for nothing

Envy is a sin, you knew that didn't you?

I'm pretty sure it's not envy, because I'm quite happy with what I have.

It surely is resentment though, because these people can and do turn their economic power into political power [more]

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jwiest posted to the Political Asylum board. 11:39 AM

More executive overpay, for nothing

Must be nice:

http://nyti.ms/1ABc1fw

For investors in hedge funds, like big pension funds, 2014 was not a lucrative year. But for those who managed their money, the pay was [more]

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