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  • Wall Street Breakfast: China Cuts Benchmark Interest Rates Again [View article]
    DCV,

    Is the Lumber Liquidators tale a cautionary one regarding the false economy of cheaply made foreign products? Probably not.
    Mar 2, 2015. 10:39 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: China Cuts Benchmark Interest Rates Again [View article]
    Mr. Blankfein,

    "The Germans were fully obedient to what government authorities said, they never questioned."

    That's called being "Progressive " in the USA.
    Mar 2, 2015. 10:31 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Markets Await Yellen Testimony [View article]
    Urbannek,

    "You are telling me all the QEs did nothing. All Obama's stimulous which he should have done more of did nothing."

    Yes. Absolutely nothing of any real economic importance. They did, however give the appearance that government was "doing something!".
    Feb 28, 2015. 01:36 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Greek Bailout Extension Clears German Hurdle [View article]
    Rich in Quebec,

    "My own prejudices on the subject were caused by a Progressive era council that decided that natural gas and electricity should be provided by a municipally owned entity."

    That was during a time before the coming of public employee unions and city councils subsequently becoming the puppets of local unions. It's an incestuous relationship between employer and employee that bodes ill for the citizen. Do you really want your Internet supplied by your local fire dept.?

    Don't get me wrong, I'm not anti-union, but some sort of "separation of powers" is desperately needed in the public employee union sector as they relate to local political bodies.
    Feb 27, 2015. 01:20 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Greek Bailout Extension Clears German Hurdle [View article]
    NuclearNeil,

    "...the superiority of a liberal's thoughts" are irrefutable..."

    As are the inferior results when those thoughts become public policy.
    Feb 27, 2015. 12:55 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Net Neutrality To Sweep The Nation? [View article]
    Bob 123,

    "I know the mental healthcare issue is one of your favorite hobby horses.'

    Yes it is. My fiancée was killed by an early release patient from one of these mental hospitals that closed within a year of his release. I was "overseas" at the time. Her letters stopped three months before I came home. Her mother, sister and a brother were waiting at the airport when I returned. It was not a happy homecoming. So, yeah, you might say I have a personal interest in this issue. I mention the above, not to elicit sympathy, but to demonstrate that others have suffered besides you glass house liberals.

    But I don't "hate" (your fav word) the mentally ill. I did my homework to find out why so many mentally ill people are on the streets of America. The homework led to JFK and his sister, Rosemary. The Kennedy family has a history of mental illness. Their personal suffering has led to national suffering.

    "How much do you care? Well, providing expensive mental health services to (typically) poor people - well, that would mean taxes would go up somewhere. You didn't really want that -- did you? I didn't think so."

    You're wrong, Bob. I would gladly pay more in taxes that are dedicated to building "humane" public mental institutions. I provide two of my horses to a group that uses them with others for the therapy of special needs children. The mother's worry about the fate of their children when they become adults and can no longer be compelled to remain at home. Some are single mothers and fear their adult children will wind up on the street, or worse, when they become eighteen. Some parents have asked me (in passing, I don't take my politics to the stables) why there are no "facilities" to care for their kids when the mother dies. I sugar-coat JFK's closing of mental hospitals in the opposite way you defend it because of the hospital;s conditions. Is the street really any better than a "fetid warehouse"? Did not JFK merely exchange one misery for another?
    Feb 26, 2015. 05:15 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Net Neutrality To Sweep The Nation? [View article]
    Blue,

    "We couldn't afford it with a $18T national debt."

    Respectfully, I disagree. Revenue receipts will increase more in amount from the private sector than the interest on the national debt will increase. The debt will cost more, but there will be more to pay for it from increased employment and productivity. I have faith in the US economy to put it's unused assets, capital and human, to good use, rather than continue to trust the silly pretenses to wisdom from the professors at the Fed.
    Feb 26, 2015. 04:18 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Net Neutrality To Sweep The Nation? [View article]
    Rich in Quebec,

    "As for 1968, Johnson wasn't running."

    That's because LBJ knew by the end of 1967 that he had already lost the 1968 election by not winning in Vietnam. LBJ should NOT have escalated that war! He should have let South Vietnam fall to the North! The American public would have forgot an SVN fall to NVN in 1965 by 1968 and reelected him. But, LBJ wasn't fighting communism in Southeast Asia, he was fighting Republican's in Wash. DC with US troops in SE Asia. LBJ was afraid some Repub was going to do to him what Eisenhower did to Truman. So LBJ turned his back on his own war, just like Truman. LBJ's ignoble strategy to win in '68 by not losing Vietnam failed him miserably.

    LBJ DEMANDED great courage from America's young people and turned out to be nothing but a sniveling coward himself. (spit!).
    Feb 26, 2015. 03:56 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Net Neutrality To Sweep The Nation? [View article]
    Bob 123,

    "Most of the miracle drugs we take, sometimes costing hundreds or even thousands of dollars a month in some cases -- are the result of government funded research at public universities."

    You mean like how government discovered the existence of Penicillin during the U.S. Public Health Service's Tuskegee Syphilis Study from 1932 to 1972? Such a proud moment for you "government is benign" types.
    Feb 26, 2015. 03:36 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Net Neutrality To Sweep The Nation? [View article]
    Bob 123,

    "You're still deliberately ignoring the fact that Government funded the research into the breakthrough technologies..."

    Fair enough. Here's an example of government's funding of early aviation development: Samuel P. Langley and his "Aerodrome".: Link:http://bit.ly/182w4ec
    Feb 26, 2015. 02:13 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Net Neutrality To Sweep The Nation? [View article]
    Bob 123,

    "I do agree with you that Obamacare is not the best answer either. But of course Obamacare was written by the insurance and pharmaceutical industries,..."

    Not unlike JFK's Community Mental Health Act of 1963 being written by big-pharma (thorazine) and big psychiatry (government paid therapy). Can America expect the same tragic results with ObamaCare as it did with KennedyCare for the mentally ill?
    Feb 26, 2015. 01:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Net Neutrality To Sweep The Nation? [View article]
    Rich in Quebec,

    "(think the Trail of Tears, Fugitive Slave Laws, Japanese-American concentration camps)."

    You conveniently left out the fact of Canada's internment of Japanese-Canadians during WW-II. Or is that omission just an unfortunate oversight?

    Source, Wiki: http://bit.ly/1wsqi0q
    Feb 26, 2015. 01:41 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Net Neutrality To Sweep The Nation? [View article]
    Ducaticorse,

    "...a Pretorian guard (I like those new black uniforms for the army),"

    I hope you're being sarcastic, as I don't like the Army black class-a or dress uniforms either. They look 19th. Century European.
    Feb 26, 2015. 01:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Net Neutrality To Sweep The Nation? [View article]
    Bob 123,

    "Without the government, there would be no Internet (much less electricity in great swathes of red state flyover country)."

    I disagree on your source of progress. Without Alex G. Bell, Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, Otto Benz, Henry Ford, the Wright Bros., to name but a deserving few, humanity would still be in the squaller of a subsistence agricultural economy and society. Invention, scientific discovery and technology drives human progress and not government. The technology compelled by the necessities of WW-II propelled America out of the Great Depression, not FDR. You, Rich and Berbno worship the wrong God. Or what's a Watson and Crick for?
    Feb 26, 2015. 01:02 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Net Neutrality To Sweep The Nation? [View article]
    Blue,

    "Obama has surrounded himself with people who have no private business experience. All they know is more gov't."

    Janet Yellen, Fed Chair. Big Obama fan before her appointment. No private sector experience at all.
    Feb 26, 2015. 12:54 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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