The Earthquake Is Starting!

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by wkmac, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    [video=youtube;eJQHvoLEeRQ]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJQHvoLEeRQ&feature=player_embedded#![/video]
     
  2. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Who reads from papers anymore on TV?
    Shuffling paper on camera is a Ted Knight comedy routine.
     
  3. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    But what about what he was talking about?
     
  4. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    He was talking? I was distracted by the 'shell game'.
     
  5. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

  6. 804brown

    804brown Well-Known Member

    Want comedy, turn on fox "news"!!
     
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    ...or read the 804 thread...
     
  8. 804brown

    804brown Well-Known Member


    The 99% includes alot of people. We wont all agree on everything but we do agree on alot of what is wrong. Tea party people have to recognize that blaming govt without looking at who controls govt is naive.
    Also putting their faith in the republican party is a huge mistake and waste of time.
     
  9. 804brown

    804brown Well-Known Member

    Sad but true.
     
  10. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    Actually 804, it goes both ways. Historically extreme wealth and state power go hand in hand. Note: I used the term extreme wealth as opposed to just the term wealth in general but even general wealth can come from power connections just as it can from genuine market actions with good societal benefits. I've yet to see an example of extreme wealth that is sustainable in true free market conditions.

    Extreme wealth and political power are twins as in you can't have one without the other. The only way to achieve one is to have and use the other. In a really free society, when an individual or individuals begin to achieve a much larger scale of wealth than the rest of society, this will attract competitors attempting to mimic the same means to achieve wealth. This competition will then by natural market forces re-distribute or prohibit the single accumulation of wealth into the hands of what some would call the 1%. This 1% however in order to stave off the market competitors will use a 3rd party entity whose sole purpose is a monopoly of force and this entity will enact various regulations not really designed out to achieve a moral common good but instead to act as entry barriers and fortified walls to prohibit competitors threatening their means of wealth accumulation. Even worse is when various markets arise and over time had natural markets been left to themselves would have likely drifted away into the dustbin of history. Instead, gov't intervention has entered to keep these markets alive long after they might have either naturally died or at least have peaked out and fall into various micro markets that might keep them alive in limited use.

    Conversations are beginning to take place and part of that conversation will be about how both sides are right but just half way so to speak. If they could ever combine the message, it's thought the potential could be literally "earthshaking!"
     
  11. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Think of the gov't as a 3 piece pie. When 'O' first got elected all 3 pieces were Dem.......that's control.

    Later, the house got a Republican majority.....taking one piece of the pie. Dems. still have 2/3 of the pie and that's control. So. blaming Obama is acceptable to me because his party has had "control" for all of his presidency. Simple, clean, no garbage thrown in.