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When the rich get richer, the poor get richer. When the rich get poorer, the poor get poorer. What's difficult to understand about this? This goes directly to the devil of envy on our shoulder; the liberal makes hay on the faux contradiction, and government it's living.
Toggle Commented Feb 25, 2009 on Silence of the Wealthy at Cobb
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You may under a delusion about Marx, who understood nothing, and misunderstood everything. No doubt he had a great mind. It takes a great mind to misunderstand virtually everything, and misexplain it in detail. The Greeks believed it was not possible for a man to instuct others who could not instuct his own family, but Marx was only feared by his wife and daughters. He had no friends, only wary associates and sponsers. He disowned his extended family when they would not give him money, and sometimes when they would. He was a self-loathing Jew, who spoke constantly of swarthy Jews and niggers, so his daughter brought one home to marry. The other daughter committed suicide. He never visited one mine or factory, hated working people, especially working-class communist. He was an out of control nassicist with very bad personal hygiene. Such men are invariably wrong about both causes and solutions to things.
Toggle Commented Feb 12, 2009 on The Banality of Slavery at Cobb
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Mahndisa- If it is revolution you want, you are gazing in the wrong direction. That is behind you, administered during the Great Depression. Perhaps you are a counter-revolutionary.
Toggle Commented Feb 11, 2009 on Stimulate Me! at Cobb
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California should collapse--there is nothing else that will stop the government from metastisizing. But it is not in Obama's interest to permit that example, so solvent states will be forced to bail insolvent states.
Toggle Commented Feb 8, 2009 on Seven Year Belly Itch at Cobb
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The problem is not that this is a strange thing you do not quite understand, but that you understand if you did it you would be in prison for check kiting; but for the government it is institutional policy. The Federal reserve creation freed the government from the restaint of raising capital in traditional fashion. It is believed the First World War could not have lasted six months without the Fed. The gigantic increase in American agriculture and industry astonished the world, including Americans. The Europeans, who were resentful as large debtors are, did not trouble themselves to pay off the debt, so we financed their debt to pay the debt, and so on until 1932. These things can go on for remarkable runs.
Toggle Commented Feb 6, 2009 on Seven Year Belly Itch at Cobb
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Thirty years ago a retired doctor named Robert Mendelsohn wrote a convincing argument that it was insurance purely that changed healthcare from the personal to the impersonal. He did not consider it to be from bad or misinformed intent, but the power of unintented consequence. Once the doctor no longer had an immediate presence in his own office, and bills were handled by seconds for third parties, the disconnection began. I have a Health Savings Accout. Since the deductable is 3K (hence the term insurance) I pay in cash and control all costs from the docor to the front desk. The relationship is much better. Doctors hate what they are stuck in as well.
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There is no excuse, only arrogance. Anyone coming out of the sewer of Chicago politics understands corruption and ethics thoroughly. Obama's problem is this: he is a pretty boy who has always had everything done for him by an odd collection of connected or wealthy radicals--admissions, grades, professorship, dissapearing election opponents, speeches, teleprompters. So now he assumes he is the most amazing man on the planet, when he is only the invention of a small Marxist clique, and the lack of imagination of the many. He has clearly said so in other words, but we were not listening. Perhaps he does not feel the need to take instruction now that he is the most powerful man in the world, and this is the first result. Or perhaps it is that they, like he, can only perform card tricks but not fix the plumbing.
Toggle Commented Feb 5, 2009 on Crash & Burn at Cobb
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Socialism is the opiate of the intellectual.
Toggle Commented Feb 5, 2009 on Sex is the Opiate of the Masses at Cobb
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Lying is a natural and necessary business. Some people are really bad at it--which does not mean they are honest especially, although they tend to be more honest than most. People who are socially honest to a fault usually have personality problems. People who are really good at lying may tend to lie more if only because they are good at it, and so it grows. There are also people who are very good at telling a liar. Not so many as think they are, which is another issue. Remember Susan Smith? I know a person who knew that Smith, who claimed her car was jacked with her kids in it, had killed her children; and all this from viewing her first press conference when she was begging to have her kids returned. And knew also that her husband, right at her side, didn't have a clue. Dr. Oliver Sacks writes books about the brain where he learns its functions through people with specific deficits. A small number of people, through trauma or disease, have completely lost their ability to understand spoken language, but they become so good at understanding other clues that they appear normal conversationally. Sacks noted that they were highly attuned to insenserity and deception. Then he described an equal and opposite condition, where people have no ability to understand inflection of any kind, and must hear only clear and direct language. So we have both possibilites within us, only in differing degrees.
Toggle Commented Feb 2, 2009 on Keep Lying to Me at Cobb
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You might care to point out where it is you spotted Obama's soul, because instances abound where he has shown none, even putting Granny aside.
Toggle Commented Jan 30, 2009 on Obama's Foreign Verbiage Trap at Cobb
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Las Vegas prices water. It is going a lot farther than it once did.
Toggle Commented Jan 29, 2009 on Eco Tripping at Cobb
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Glad to see you played baseball. If you stood in on a pitch long enough to break your nose, that tells me you were probably a hitter. Unless he threw it behind you and you were frozen. I figured you for 135. I gained two pounds a year when I was married, and two pounds a year when I was divorced. Why would anyone go to North Dakota?
Toggle Commented Jan 26, 2009 on The Alphabetic Meme at Cobb
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Miss McCain does sound like miss McCain, which will be appropriate as he takes up residence as Obama's Republican bitch.
Toggle Commented Jan 25, 2009 on Starting to Miss McCain Already at Cobb
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Seems an honest list. Put this on certain other websites and watch the wackers coming in to revise it.
Toggle Commented Jan 25, 2009 on Pipes & Heinsohn: World Conflict Since 1950 at Cobb
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For perspective, take 100 million people with full-time jobs and divinde into one trillion dollars. That is ten thousand per person. I'll go back to that. Last I saw, we are going to be on the hook for seven trillion without being asked. I'm sure it won't stop there. When you pass a miracle, you have to pass another miracle to take care of the last one. It would have made less nonsense to have just doled out 70k to one hundred milliion working people for our seven trillion in imaginary money. But no. On a personal level, if we have disaster through illness or unexpected unemployment, we will generally take on a debt equal to a years income in order to stay in our home, keep the family in the same life, and then dig out in measured amouonts later. The national income is 14 trillion. That is the figure I first thought of when they pulled 700 billion out of their asses. We are halfway there. But the fact is, it is all wasted, and all will be wasted. It is an amazing shame. I think of Burke describing the terrible waste which was the French Revolution: France has brought undisquised calamities at a higher price than any nation has purchased the most unequivocal blessings.
Toggle Commented Jan 24, 2009 on Starting to Miss McCain Already at Cobb
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No time for ideology? Not having an ideology is the same as not having a plan. Obama has an ideology in all this, he just doesn't want to define and defend it until the time comes it is too late to go back. Then he will spin it. Obama always has a plan. First it was Rules for Radicals, described by Alinski. But that only got him so far. This is the playbook of New Deal, The Revolution Was, written by Garrett. These packages will undoubtedly fail. But in revolution, there is no failure. That is only scaffolding. Error is not repealed, but rather compounded by more law and decree. When you have passed one miracle, you must then pass another to take care of the first. Success is failure. The game is power.
Toggle Commented Jan 23, 2009 on Deceptions of the Press at Cobb
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No one gave a reason for the original figure of 700 billion, because no one could. Finally, privately, one of the geniuses admitted they got it out of their asses. What comes out of an ass cannot be put back in, and worse, we show no signs of being done. Anything but. I'm reading a book written in 1932, The Bubble That Broke The World. It's hilarious if you like gallows humor. If history doesn't repeat itself, it sure rhymes. Step by step; only the names have been changed, and not to protect the innocent.
Toggle Commented Jan 22, 2009 on Obama Has Your Credit at Cobb
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To say that America is ruled by white men is a device for forever missing the point. There are few white conservatives that would not jump at the opportunity to be ruled by conservative black men; that would mean an end to white liberal rule. But the liberal plantation is now custom, and it is custom that we all live by.
Toggle Commented Jan 17, 2009 on Fear and Freedom at Cobb
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In 1905, an ounce of cocaine was $2.50 at the drug stores. There were no prescriptions for anything, and no drug was illegal. Cocaine and opiates had been removed from soft drinks through public condemnation. Were we a worse society in that state? The average junkie was a middle-aged housewife. That is what brought the onslaught of laws. Marijuana was the last to be criminalized, due to public fear of the savgage beast commonly assumed to be smoking it. Considering Mexico has degenerated into a giant, murderous gang clusterfuck, we should think hard about taking the profit out of it and let the junkies fall where they fall.
Toggle Commented Jan 17, 2009 on Legalize It at Cobb
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It would be the first time Wynn has missed on anything. He stays really close to the ground.
Toggle Commented Jan 12, 2009 on No Hats at Cobb
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I'm guessing they are only NYU theatre or film students working a project. Tuition being 48 grand, they would come from a life of some comfort and can afford their nihilism.
Toggle Commented Jan 10, 2009 on No, You Are Not Well at Cobb
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Yes, but the problem is this: the wise understand the limits of politics, while the unwise further redefine what what politics are to be played. As a result the wise are left with ever sharper examples for understanding the limits of politics--and nothing else--while the unwise expand their dyfunctional universe chasing that tail.
Toggle Commented Jan 3, 2009 on Burn the Bully Pulpit at Cobb
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'The willful ignorance from the Black Intellegencia, no matter what side of the aisle, is sickening.' The great majority of all intelligencia is sickening. A great and wonderful friend, now passed, survived the Second World War to become a Master Sargeant responsible for keeping a squadron of fighters in the air, and airman alive. Nominally, it was the reponsibility of officers, but in fact it was his. He came to dread intellectuals, of which there were many to sweep periodically through his workplace with ideas and rules untested by Murpy's Law, and he would devise illusions to send them away. Booker Washington advised learning all we can, but to learn to do something, or the learning will be useless and wisdom will evaporate. All theory is against freedom of the will, all experience for it.
Toggle Commented Dec 30, 2008 on Hitting You Where You Live at Cobb
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I don't listen to Limbaugh or Hannity. Amazing, eh? But keep on throwing the speghetti. A man never shows his character so plainly as by his maner of portraying another's. But at least learn not to show resentment, because that implies you deserve it. You call upon Daddy, if you wish, to exonerate yourself. I figure Cobb will let me know something when he wants to let me know something. Idiots, racists, stupid, Klansmen, and FUCK are the rude tools of a weak man's immitation of strength. You raise your voice when you should be reinforcing your arguments. Now I see your arguments are off to South Africa, but there is no point in chasing you around the world.
Toggle Commented Dec 16, 2008 on Masculinity Indices at Cobb
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You discover so many false arguments it becomes unproductive to answer. The casual charge of racism is always the mark of a weak position, and one that wraps its user in endless self-deceit and an easy false superiority. I never once suggested that Caucasians were not reproducing and would be overwhelmed by brown people. I said they were not reproducing because they had lost faith and courage in their civilization, and would in time be circling the drain for that reason. Good riddence if that is their thing. I said a substantial element of them were crazy, and were actively encouraging immigration of the very people sworn to kill them or convert them; people who after years or even decades in these countries are unemployed due to the bizarre customs of the host countries; and in the case of the Dutch, even after they are encouraged to immigrate they are officially encouraged to not assimilate. Did you mistake me to say I blamed brown people for any of this? Tolerance to gay marriage, or legal toleration of bestiality for that matter, do have a correlation with fertility rates. It is not an issue I care much about one way or the other, but I would assume it is a reflection of something but not its cause. I don't care about gay marriage and neither to gays. It is stricly a political and power issue.
Toggle Commented Dec 16, 2008 on Masculinity Indices at Cobb
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