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  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    Rich,

    "After all, the land Mexicans are comong to used to be theirs, until 1846."

    Nice try. The Mex-Am War was an enforcement of the Monroe Doctrine. There was no sovereign nation of "Mexico" until 1910! It's history was that of a European possession that was ruled by various European Monarchs. You're conveniently omitting the fact that France invaded Mexico in 1861 and held it under Maximilian I, well past the Mex-Am War and taking advantage of the America's Civil War. Unfortunately, for the French, they were defeated by a rag-tag group of real Mexican Patriots at the "Battle of Pueblo" on the 5th. of May, (Cinco de Mayo), 1862. Just another French defeat of many that were to follow in Europe. Then there is the "Zimmerman Telegram" of WWI.
    Apr 18 04:20 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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    Rich,

    "Buckoux - Most Americans would think that the official results of the 2000 election was a greater error."

    "Most"? "Greater"? Perhaps, but not quite. Both parties put up boneheads and beef-wits for presidential candidates in both 1992 and 2000 elections. The '92 election was, however, the precursor of 2000 and therefore the greater tragedy. I'm a reductionists.
    Apr 18 03:56 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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    fxdudeinmia,

    "9/11 seeds were sown when we provided arms to the mujahadeen in Afghanistan..."

    And that was because of Dan Rather was being an advocate for extremist Afghan politics rather than doing 'objective' reporting. See "Charlie Wilson's War". Afghanistan: Another Democrat War! Another Demo-Debacle.
    Apr 18 03:44 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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    Berbno1,

    "I don't disagree that the luxury tax on boats was ill conceived, but the real reason it failed was..."

    "...the luxury tax on boats was ill conceived,..."

    Exactly. As are ALL luxury taxes! People with money can get around them, but the domestic producers of that which is taxed for 'equality and fairness', must suffer the inevitable unemployment and subsequent business failure. Envy is a poor 'tax-master' (but it does get votes).
    Apr 18 03:35 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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    Overanalytical,

    "Forgive me but a boat is considered a luxury item by everyone."

    Unless you're a fisherman, then a boat is both a necessity and a tool. Or if you're a boat salesman, it's your 'bread n' butter'. If it's a drug smugglers transportation, its a complicit in a felony. If a luxury, the Left wants the boat to be cut up into as many pieces necessary to insure its 'equal distribution", even if that reductio ad absurdum only results in everyone merely having a toothpick for a vessel. It's equality for equality's sake. The idea wins votes from the ignorant. The execution loses utility to the skillful and food to the hungry.

    And, you're "forgiven"..have a good wkend.
    Apr 18 03:01 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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    fxdudeinmia,

    "Note that I provide many links in my posts."

    Yes and they are all opinionated.

    "I'm not just pulling stuff out of thin air."

    Not the "air", no you're not......
    Apr 18 01:58 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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    fxdudeinmia,

    "They [ the evil Koch Bros.] Laid Off Thousands."

    From the same source and article:

    "...Koch Industries employs nearly 50,000 people,..."

    "....Koch Industries laid off well over 2,000 people."

    "Nearly" and "well over" are not exactly accurate numbers. Or is the source of the article too lazy and political to do their homework.
    Apr 18 01:54 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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    Rich,

    "The presence of illegality allows the stigmatisation and scapegoating of these people, and also of their perfectly legal lookalikes."

    That's an apples to armadillo's comparison and a rather hypocritical one at that when one considers the source. This "J'accuse" coming from the resident of a Province that strictly controls not only immigration of foreign nationals, but other Canadian Provincials as well with discriminatory rules and regulations for both residence and employment. De facto segregation in Quebec. N'est-ce pas?
    Apr 18 01:33 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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    Jake2992,

    "right wingers...outsource US jobs,"

    Where does Apple make its products? What party-in-power does Apple favor?
    Does 2+2 = 4 in your world?
    Apr 18 01:02 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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    gggl,

    "We the voters botched it bigtime in1992,..."

    So profoundly true that it bears a repeat. The effects of that botched election of '92 reverberate today in US national and international affairs and both economic and national security issues. I can understand voting 'against' Bush (he was weak), but I can't understand voting 'for' The Clinton (a clown). And Ross Perot is the best example of a fool with too much money and too little brain that I know. He was under-taxed.
    Apr 18 12:56 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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    gggl,

    "...the massive rise in the minimum wage, the other being jobs lost due to productivity gains that hadn't been shed in the prior scarce labor environment."

    I agree with your entire post that contains the above excerpt. Unfortunately, your facts will be read by blind eyes and processed by dim minds. That is, unfortunately, why we have recessions, depressions and wars. The USA is run like Yahoo!, by yahoos.
    Apr 18 12:42 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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    Rich,

    "Once shipping costs become more important than labor costs, it pays to move production nearer the consumer market, if all other factors cancel out, of course."

    That assumes way too much that is not likely to happen in the real world.

    "There is at least one blatant Quebec example."

    Yes, "blatant". I understand that even with that Province's aluminum production, it is still a net loss to Canada as a whole. Quebec is an interesting example of 18-19th Century, Southern USA culture. It demands sovereignty, that is, it's own 'state powers' (there is no mention of states "rights" in the US Constitution), and federal protections of its faux-French language not unlike the South's demands for special protections of its culture and "institutions" prior to the Civil War. Interesting parallel.
    Apr 17 05:03 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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    Rich,

    "I had always thought that planes were killed off by an over-litigious U.S.. Selling a bad plane could cost you your factory."

    Over litigious, yes. Bad plane, no. The Piper Cub in question was manufactured in 1970 and crashed into a van parked on the runway during takeoff in 1983. The case in question is really one of human behavior - or mis-behavior - than one of actual product liability. The Piper Aircraft Co. had more money than did the owner of the van that was mis-parked on the runway. It's a case of, specifically, "deep pockets", than a "bad plane". The Commerce Clause, Federal preemption and state sovereignty also had material implications in the case: Cleveland v Piper Aircraft: http://bit.ly/1qQrG71
    Apr 17 04:35 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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    JohnBinTN,

    "Not amongst blacks... "

    And that's because of illegal immigration. The 1965 Immigration Reform Act stole the progress that the 1964 Civil Rights Act could have made. The right hand gives and the left hand takes away.
    Apr 17 04:19 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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    Jake2992,

    "Unemployment has only fallen since Obamacare was enacted."

    Wait...for...it...
    Apr 17 04:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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