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7 minutes ago, OverSword said:

Milton Friedman is a Nobel award winning economist and was a bit smarter and more knowledgeable than most of us. 

I don't think he gets it.  Socialist businesses function in a capitalist economy, even in socialist countries.  They must compete with other companies, whether socialist or capitalist.  If they don't compete, they go out of business.  That produces a variety of products for the market, among which people can choose.

Compare that with what we have now:  government subsidized businesses "too big to fail."  Allowing big banks to fail would be painful in the short run, but better for all of us in the long run.

The government subsidizes wind and solar energy, but it also subsidizes coal, oil and nuclear energy.  It subsidizes your food through price supports and allotments on grain.  It subsidized your meat by exempting meat packers from covid restrictions last spring and by not permitting strikes in meat-processing plants.  It subsidizes timber prices by selling USFS sales at lower-than-market prices, some even below-cost.  It subsidizes recreation with free camping in the National Forests.  It subsidizes highways and schools and dozens of other things we use daily.  All that is socialism (or even communism, as in the case of TVA, Columbia River Authority and the US Forest Service).

I'm not saying all these are bad.  Most could operate just fine whether under a socialist or a capitalist system.

What is the big difference between the US economy and most others:  the last time our infrastructure was destroyed by war was 1865.  Most other countries have had to rebuild their economies multiple times since then.

If you want a different opinion, read John Powelson's Centuries of Economic Endeavor.  https://www.amazon.com/Centuries-Economic-Endeavor-Parallel-Contrast/dp/0472105477

Powelson was Dean of the School of Economics at the University of Colorado and a world-renowned, world-traveling economist.

Doug

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19 hours ago, quiXilver said:

Were they organic?

Pesky lefty egg-stremists.

 

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6 hours ago, Autochthon1990 said:

So the guy got egged, big whoop. The guy was moderately inconvenienced on TV. The horror...the horror...

On the plus side, if someone whips some cheese and bacon at the guy, you've got a solid breakfast scramble there. 

Depending where the egg hit him, you could call it the "Crack of Dawn" special.

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3 hours ago, Doug1066 said:

I don't think he gets it.  Socialist businesses function in a capitalist economy, even in socialist countries.  They must compete with other companies, whether socialist or capitalist.  If they don't compete, they go out of business.  That produces a variety of products for the market, among which people can choose.

Compare that with what we have now:  government subsidized businesses "too big to fail."  Allowing big banks to fail would be painful in the short run, but better for all of us in the long run.

The government subsidizes wind and solar energy, but it also subsidizes coal, oil and nuclear energy.  It subsidizes your food through price supports and allotments on grain.  It subsidized your meat by exempting meat packers from covid restrictions last spring and by not permitting strikes in meat-processing plants.  It subsidizes timber prices by selling USFS sales at lower-than-market prices, some even below-cost.  It subsidizes recreation with free camping in the National Forests.  It subsidizes highways and schools and dozens of other things we use daily.  All that is socialism (or even communism, as in the case of TVA, Columbia River Authority and the US Forest Service).

I'm not saying all these are bad.  Most could operate just fine whether under a socialist or a capitalist system.

What is the big difference between the US economy and most others:  the last time our infrastructure was destroyed by war was 1865.  Most other countries have had to rebuild their economies multiple times since then.

If you want a different opinion, read John Powelson's Centuries of Economic Endeavor.  https://www.amazon.com/Centuries-Economic-Endeavor-Parallel-Contrast/dp/0472105477

Powelson was Dean of the School of Economics at the University of Colorado and a world-renowned, world-traveling economist.

Doug

Your mistake is assuming that what we have is a government which supports a free market   What we have, as you basically observe is a government that props businesses up that should fail and that licenses small monopolies.  This model, like socialism, is not supported by Friedman.

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13 minutes ago, OverSword said:

Your mistake is assuming that what we have is a government which supports a free market   What we have, as you basically observe is a government that props businesses up that should fail and that licenses small monopolies.  This model, like socialism, is not supported by Friedman.

Glad to hear that.  But one word on free markets:  there is no such thing.  Somebody always controls the market, whether business for its own profit or government for the public good.

Doug

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8 minutes ago, Doug1066 said:

Glad to hear that.  But one word on free markets:  there is no such thing.  Somebody always controls the market, whether business for its own profit or government for the public good.

Doug

One word on socialism.  There is a such thing.

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Just now, OverSword said:

One word on socialism.  There is a such thing.

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Exactly what does this picture show?  Yes, that's a pile of skulls/bones.  Yes, that girl appears oriental.  We need some more detail.

I looked hard for similar pictures taken in Norway, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, etc.  Couldn't find a one taken since 1945 when the Germans left.  Why do you suppose that is?

Doug

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4 minutes ago, Doug1066 said:

Exactly what does this picture show?  Yes, that's a pile of skulls/bones.  Yes, that girl appears oriental.  We need some more detail.

I looked hard for similar pictures taken in Norway, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, etc.  Couldn't find a one taken since 1945 when the Germans left.  Why do you suppose that is?

Doug

Norway, Finland, Sweden, Denmark.  Those are not socialist countries.  They are democracies with some social programs  but are in fact among the closest thing to free market societies on the planet today.

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1 minute ago, OverSword said:

Norway, Finland, Sweden, Denmark.  Those are not socialist countries.  They are democracies with some social programs  but are in fact among the closest thing to free market societies on the planet today.

What I should have said is "democratic socialist countries."  https://worldpopulationreview.com/country-rankings/democratic-socialist-countries

Sorry about the confusion.

Doug

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1 hour ago, Doug1066 said:

What I should have said is "democratic socialist countries."  https://worldpopulationreview.com/country-rankings/democratic-socialist-countries

Sorry about the confusion.

Doug

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Bernie Sanders has long referred to himself as a socialist rather than a member of the Democratic Party, which has naturally led to a lot of questions about what socialism means to him. He consistently references the social models of the Nordic states — especially Denmark — as his idea of what democratic socialism is all about. But in a speech Friday evening at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen said that while he's flattered to see Denmark discussed in a widely watched US presidential debate he doesn't think the socialist shoe fits.

"I know that some people in the US associate the Nordic model with some sort of socialism," he said. "Therefore, I would like to make one thing clear. Denmark is far from a socialist planned economy. Denmark is a market economy."

In Rasmussen's view, "The Nordic model is an expanded welfare state which provides a high level of security to its citizens, but it is also a successful market economy with much freedom to pursue your dreams and live your life as you wish."

https://www.vox.com/2015/10/31/9650030/denmark-prime-minister-bernie-sanders
 

Bernie promotes Scandinavia as the model for his Socialist platform. However, the “Nordic Model” does not reflect Bernie’s tax-the-rich scheme (the 1% and the billionaires). The “Nordic Model” has a very high tax rate that is a disproportionate burden on the people who make the least. The brand of tax-the-rich Socialism Bernie promotes is the kind of socialism they have in Venezuela. Thats par-for-the-course for Sanders the schmuck. He stopped referring to the “1%” and switched to saying it’s “billionaires” who need to pay more taxes because someone smarter than him crunched the numbers and discovered Bernie “500K-summer-home” Sanders was part of the “1%” himself.  

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/15/us/politics/bernie-sanders-taxes.html

 

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OverSword’s photo is from genocide in Cambodia during the mid to late 1970’s.

 

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2 hours ago, OverSword said:

Norway, Finland, Sweden, Denmark.  Those are not socialist countries.  They are democracies with some social programs  but are in fact among the closest thing to free market societies on the planet today.

I find that hilarious,"They're not socialists, they're just kinda socialistic". :lol:

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2 hours ago, Doug1066 said:

one word on free markets:  there is no such thing.  Somebody always controls the market, whether business for its own profit or government for the public good.

Doug

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9 hours ago, Autochthon1990 said:

So the guy got egged, big whoop. The guy was moderately inconvenienced on TV. The horror...the horror...

On the plus side, if someone whips some cheese and bacon at the guy, you've got a solid breakfast scramble there. 

I thought they were being very silly. 

I can think of a much more appropriate target.

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It has been revealed his security was hit with a pellet from a pellet gun at close range. This escalating violence is not funny.

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8 minutes ago, Michelle said:

It has been revealed his security was hit with a pellet from a pellet gun at close range. This escalating violence is not funny.

It's going to get worse

 

 

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26 minutes ago, Michelle said:

It has been revealed his security was hit with a pellet from a pellet gun at close range. This escalating violence is not funny.

Wait till the far left looses the 2022 election for the Democrats. You'll see some dumpster fires then. 

The far left in Portland goes to riots when the center left doesn't bend to their will fast enough. Anything is OK if you're triggered/enraged, because..... Feelings. 

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1 minute ago, DieChecker said:

Wait till the far left looses the 2022 election for the Democrats. You'll see some dumpster fires then. 

The far left in Portland goes to riots when the center left doesn't bend to their will fast enough. Anything is OK if you're triggered/enraged, because..... Feelings. 

You couldn't pay me enough money to live in or near one of those fascist cities. But, of course, there are still people that think right wing media is lying out their patooties despite the people who have been killed or beaten within an inch of their lives. Not to mention the trustworthy members of UM who have seen it up close and personal.

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3 hours ago, Michelle said:

You couldn't pay me enough money to live in or near one of those fascist cities. But, of course, there are still people that think right wing media is lying out their patooties despite the people who have been killed or beaten within an inch of their lives. Not to mention the trustworthy members of UM who have seen it up close and personal.

All I know is when I moved to the Portland area in 1999, it was clean, there was less crime, and there were never any riots, that I knew of. Of course it was run by Democrats then, but moderate Democrats. Today every road us lined with trash, regardless of if there are tents or not. The far left is running the city into the ground. "Racist" people who don't want trash everywhere, and drunks pooping in their yards, are moving out. Place will be like Detroit eventually, with areas of urban wilderness where no one lives or works.

I'm not sure what the fix is, but I think a move back toward moderates running the city just might help.

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If this had been Portland, they would have been throwing bricks, or frozen water bottles. And they'd go outside Elders known work/home and start fires and pile up debris to block doors.

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13 hours ago, Likely Guy said:

I find that hilarious,"They're not socialists, they're just kinda socialistic". :lol:

Social democracy with lightly regulated trade is not socialism. :rolleyes:

 

 
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so·cial·ism
/ˈsōSHəˌlizəm/
noun
 
  1. a political and economic theory of social organization which advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole.

 

 

And then once that's accomplished the next inevitable step

 

 
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com·mu·nism
/ˈkämyəˌnizəm/
 
 
noun
 
  1. a political theory derived from Karl Marx, advocating class war and leading to a society in which all property is publicly owned and each person works and is paid according to their abilities and needs.

 

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Well... at least you guys aren't bitter about it.

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Interesting how the left media hasn't really been calling this a "hate crime" or even running with it being racist since the girl was wearing a gorilla mask when she attacked the black man.

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