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  1. Giftedone replied to the thread Defund Academia.

    The American Experiment has already been destroyed - in part for some of the reasons you suggest but - you miss out on some of the major reasons and forget to include...

    Jul 13, 2020 at 1:30 PM
  2. Giftedone replied to the thread 'When I Think of Donald Trump, I Do Think of Lincoln and Reagan'.

    Reagan was popular after he got shot - and he was party to a historic arms agreement but, he was was a horrible with respect to foreign policy and fiscal issues. Trump is...

    Jul 13, 2020 at 1:25 PM
  3. Giftedone replied to the thread Trump commutes Roger Stone's sentence.

    You forget who you are talking to - I hate Trump. It is you who is the one mired in partisan never never land. I was against the Clinton Witch hunt and was against this...

    Jul 13, 2020 at 1:12 PM
  4. Giftedone replied to the thread 16 Bible Verses That Teach The Bible Is The Word Of God..

    You are confusing "Inspired" with the belief that every word in the Bible is Literally True - penned by the hand of God. Not false - there are many significant differences....

    Jul 13, 2020 at 12:57 PM
  5. Giftedone replied to the thread Trump commutes Roger Stone's sentence.

    Bull Twaddle - was convicted by a Kangaroo court during a Kangaroo clown show - just as Trump has stated.

    Jul 13, 2020 at 11:52 AM
  6. Giftedone replied to the thread 16 Bible Verses That Teach The Bible Is The Word Of God..

    Why are you blubbering on about "The Truth of Christianity" - the question here is whether or not the Bible is the "literal word of God". Most of Christianity does not...

    Jul 13, 2020 at 10:34 AM
  7. Giftedone replied to the thread We are in a truth emergency.

    That blocking pipelines is good for the environment.

    Jul 13, 2020 at 10:13 AM
  8. Giftedone replied to the thread Trump has 91% chance of winning second term, professor’s model predicts.

    Silliness to try and call this election by that margin at this point. Model or no model. Such predictions did not turn out so well for Hilly.

    Jul 13, 2020 at 2:25 AM
  9. Giftedone replied to the thread We are in a truth emergency.

    Kind of a sign of the times. Red Blue - the Media - can be aptly described as a Blizzard of Lies - many of which you believe in.

    Jul 13, 2020 at 1:38 AM
  10. Giftedone replied to the thread Mitt Romney calls Trump's Roger Stone commutation 'unprecedented, historic corruption'.

    Mitt was never part of Trumps line - he couldn't beat the Blue Team but Trump did. It is neither unprecedented or Historic - The clown show that landed Stone in trouble...

    Jul 13, 2020 at 1:35 AM
  11. Giftedone liked hellofromwarsaw's post in the thread Progressive dream country.

    Add 18%, the cost of health Care here, to our taxes and they're the same as everywhere else. They love their healthcare and wonder what the hell is wrong with us.... Everything...

    Jul 12, 2020 at 10:11 PM
  12. Giftedone replied to the thread 16 Bible Verses That Teach The Bible Is The Word Of God..

    To suggest that God was the one who put together the 66 Books of the Bible does not pass the smell test. Faith should not include dispensing with logic and reason. This is...

    Jul 12, 2020 at 9:15 PM
  13. Giftedone replied to the thread FOX asks top writer for Tucker Carlson for resignation, racism & sexism..

    Smells like PC censorship to me. I want to see what he said before making any judgement.

    Jul 12, 2020 at 4:15 PM
  14. Giftedone liked ButterBalls's post in the thread We are doing very well.....

    Do like I did, I gave blood three weeks ago and you get the test for free, GUESS what? I did get it in December and I have antibodies ;) AND I AM the worse case scenario for...

    Jul 12, 2020 at 2:53 PM
  15. Giftedone replied to the thread Manufacturing Jobs Are Never Coming Back.

    Good link - but - it does not help your argument - never mind make a the claim "Bullcrap" true. Did you see the headline in a google search U.S. enjoys best...

    Jul 12, 2020 at 1:24 PM
  16. Giftedone replied to the thread Manufacturing Jobs Are Never Coming Back.

    Then tell us how Manufacturing jobs have been pouring into the nation .. and explain "why" - the manufacturing index was negative for 5 months just prior to Corona. The...

    Jul 12, 2020 at 2:28 AM
  17. Giftedone liked Aleksander Ulyanov's post in the thread Manufacturing Jobs Are Never Coming Back.

    Uh...why can't the middle class just move into different sectors of the economy? In the late 18th century they thought that the farmers, who formerly had to be like 80% of the...

    Jul 11, 2020 at 3:23 PM
  18. Giftedone replied to the thread Manufacturing Jobs Are Never Coming Back.

    Where is the benefit ? The only area where that happens is where there is competition . I agree that there is some benefit but not nearly what is touted.

    Jul 11, 2020 at 3:13 PM
  19. Giftedone replied to the thread Manufacturing Jobs Are Never Coming Back.

    In addition to that which we have traded away already ! Outsourcing of our manufacturing was done to increase profits. Supposedly the consumer was supposed to benefit due...

    Jul 11, 2020 at 3:07 PM
  20. Giftedone replied to the thread Manufacturing Jobs Are Never Coming Back.

    Spending money like a princess with a credit card may inspire jealousy - but it is not "Magic" ..

    Jul 11, 2020 at 2:43 PM
  21. Giftedone replied to the thread Manufacturing Jobs Are Never Coming Back.

    Not manufacturing jobs - and right now - jobs in general are not plentiful.

    Jul 11, 2020 at 2:42 PM
  22. Giftedone replied to the thread Job Losses Spike, 1/3 Can't Pay Rent, Depression Imminent.

    Few things more "arrogant and condescending" than assuming someone you have never debated before is from the Blue party. So lets review I said: " Brilliant deduction...

    Jul 11, 2020 at 1:27 AM
  23. Giftedone replied to the thread Job Losses Spike, 1/3 Can't Pay Rent, Depression Imminent.

    I know - its the part you missed.

    Jul 10, 2020 at 9:36 PM
  24. Giftedone replied to the thread Job Losses Spike, 1/3 Can't Pay Rent, Depression Imminent.

    The one you were responding to ..

    Jul 10, 2020 at 7:30 PM
  25. Giftedone replied to the thread Job Losses Spike, 1/3 Can't Pay Rent, Depression Imminent.

    As stated in previous post ?

    Jul 10, 2020 at 6:50 PM
  26. Giftedone replied to the thread Subsaharan African Average IQ - a global, undeniable phenomenon.

    I think you are a bit off on the main argument - it is not so much "Education" as in the school system - but enculturalization. How someone is socialized by their...

    Jul 10, 2020 at 5:35 PM
  27. Giftedone liked One Mind's post in the thread Job Losses Spike, 1/3 Can't Pay Rent, Depression Imminent.

    And when you deregulate it turns the greedy loose ...while Obama sent none to prison for what they did. First time in my life this happened. But fear not! For the financial...

    Jul 10, 2020 at 2:56 PM
  28. Giftedone replied to the thread Job Losses Spike, 1/3 Can't Pay Rent, Depression Imminent.

    Not really - going off Gold and the subsequent debt bubble was more of a symptom of the decline. The reasons for the decline are trotted out very well in a very good...

    Jul 10, 2020 at 2:47 PM
  29. Giftedone replied to the thread Job Losses Spike, 1/3 Can't Pay Rent, Depression Imminent.

    Greed and corruption are a big part of capitalism and thus these swings are inevitable in the Grand scheme of things. The 2008 Crash was an extreme case of Greed and...

    Jul 10, 2020 at 10:46 AM
  30. Giftedone liked FoxHastings's post in the thread Forced sterilizations of Uighurs in Chinese concentration camps.

    A common occurrence with that poster....

    Jul 10, 2020 at 10:40 AM
  31. Giftedone replied to the thread Job Losses Spike, 1/3 Can't Pay Rent, Depression Imminent.

    In keeping with the moving into a different paradigm. Accountants are rubbing fingers together thinking of the savings to be had from having people work from home. At the...

    Jul 10, 2020 at 5:05 AM
  32. Giftedone replied to the thread Job Losses Spike, 1/3 Can't Pay Rent, Depression Imminent.

    Yeah - but the transition from now to Star Trek will not be smooth. The haves will not go gently into that good night.

    Jul 10, 2020 at 4:15 AM
  33. Giftedone replied to the thread Job Losses Spike, 1/3 Can't Pay Rent, Depression Imminent.

    And you can go back much further .. the last 3 economic empires Spanish, Dutch, British - all went into major decline roughly 20-25 years after going off gold. When there is...

    Jul 10, 2020 at 3:14 AM
  34. Giftedone replied to the thread Job Losses Spike, 1/3 Can't Pay Rent, Depression Imminent.

    Brilliant deduction Watson - but how does this relate to Oligopolies using nefarious practices to reduce wage competition - and competition from the little guy - small businesses.

    Jul 10, 2020 at 2:14 AM
  35. Giftedone replied to the thread Job Losses Spike, 1/3 Can't Pay Rent, Depression Imminent.

    "The capitalist system" ?! - which one. In laissez faire such things are inevitable - at least throughout history this has been the case. Current regulated Capitalist...

    Jul 10, 2020 at 2:10 AM
  36. Giftedone replied to the thread Job Losses Spike, 1/3 Can't Pay Rent, Depression Imminent.

    what part of cheap servile labor do you figure is above your academic pay grade ?

    Jul 10, 2020 at 2:07 AM
  37. Giftedone liked Horhey's post in the thread Job Losses Spike, 1/3 Can't Pay Rent, Depression Imminent.

    The capitalist business model necessitates cheap servile labor.

    Jul 10, 2020 at 1:58 AM
  38. Giftedone replied to the thread Job Losses Spike, 1/3 Can't Pay Rent, Depression Imminent.

    Wait until the commercial property meltdown ....

    Jul 9, 2020 at 9:43 PM
  39. Giftedone replied to the thread What's up with the push to re-open schools?.

    Not really - think it is about 1 in 5 once you are above 80 - can't remember if it is hospitalized or dead of top of head - but understanding that this makes a huge...

    Jul 9, 2020 at 7:31 PM
  40. Giftedone replied to the thread What's up with the push to re-open schools?.

    It happens .. and the numbers were given - 1-4 per thousand who die from this are 50 ish. I am not saying that this virus is not dangerous - this is about quantifying the...

    Jul 9, 2020 at 7:22 PM