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1) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1738872)
Posted 25 days ago by Liberalism is a mental disorder
This is the problem of the US military. ... the US Army...

Ya, well, we had faith they'd take over but they didn't.

It's not the military who didn't get it right. It was our politicians who didn't get it right.

You're safe from us getting involved again for another year.

If Hillary takes the white house next, you're safe from us getting involved again for at least another 5 years.

Good luck.
2) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1738847)
Posted 26 days ago by Liberalism is a mental disorder
I don't need to serve in your military to know you guys suck at combating guerrilla's,

You don't *think* you need to serve to understand. I was in Baghdad for Christmas of 2004. *BIG* difference between Vietnam and Iraq. We kicked their @55 in their urban environment.

Like I said, if we removed our gloves, we could do some serious damage to the bad guys over in that part of the world, but there are rules, and we're the good guys.

On top of that, our current administration is sending over 50 of our operators to Syria. 50. That's enough to maintain a stalemate and for our current administration to claim he did the right thing (even though it's not.)

When (not if) someone from the republican side takes the white house next, you're going to see some changes. And you're going to see some changes from the bad guys before any changes can logistically take place on our side because the bad guys know what we can do.

The Donald has already said he's going to support the military. The good thing is that with his proven deal making talent, he probably won't even need to use the military.
3) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1738798)
Posted 26 days ago by Liberalism is a mental disorder
Mnwerb(RAC: 2), what you don't understand (or refuse to believe) is a basic difference in what we are disagreeing about.

No difference between European and American thinking?

You believe smart people should rule over dumb people. You believe if dumb people vote for and get what they want, that's always going to be a good thing.

This country was started based on the idea that smart people, if allowed to gain power over others, will eventually become evil (Clyde has mentioned this time and time again) unless they are forcefully held back from becoming evil.

A current majority of Americans have forgotten this for a variety of reasons.

In the beginning, Europe had this annoying king who kept saying we couldn't do anything without his permission. Then we started a country that completely shifted power away from one person and focused on giving as much freedom as possible to the individual. Europe slowly shifted towards *allowing* some individual freedom and we slowly shifted back towards centralizing power and control.

I lived in Europe in the late 80's and early 90's (almost 5 years). I can tell you first hand there's a big difference how people across the pond from each other think about power. How long have you lived in the states?

But it looks like people are starting to wake up and it looks like we are about to undo some damage done by our ruling class in the past couple of decades.

And you continue to demonstrate you have no clue about 1) our military (I served for three decades) and their mentality 2) the current dynamic between our executive branch and our legislative branch and 3) what laws our current government is and has been ignoring for several decades.
4) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1738758)
Posted 26 days ago by Liberalism is a mental disorder
I would never advocate voting for someone on the basis of their gender.

Well of course not, but a lot of people do--which is blatantly sexist. And they are the one's complaining the loudest about sexism in America.

Actually, it would be better to scrap thousands of pages from the tax code

Are you actually an American citizen flying a different flag in here to mask your identity? I actually agree with you on this. And the best plan I've heard is from Carly Fiorina. 3 PAGES!

Meh, I'd start with strengthening the existing regulatory agencies.

Well, back to disagreeing. Over 4 Million federal employees, almost 500 federal agencies and sub-agencies. When we go into "government shutdown," our "non-essential services" lock their doors and their employees go home. Why are tax payers paying for "non-essential" services? The Donald needs to point his finger at the "non-essential" services and say, "You're Fired!" and then for all agencies and sub-agencies that are duplicating efforts of other agencies and sub-agencies, The Donald needs to point his finger at them, too, and say, "You're Fired!" I'd say that's at least HALF that need to be fired, total, to begin with. And then we could start looking at why the federal government is doing things that need to be pushed down to the states to handle, where authority and responsibility truly belongs.

Its not a matter of allowing. Face the fact that the US isn't all powerful and that some things can't be solved just like that.

If we took our gloves off, we could really hurt a lot of bad guys in the middle east.

Furthermore, cut back on military spending,

Our military has been in degredation mode for several years now.

institute better checks on the way defense contracts are awarded,

Been corrupt since Reagan gave the military so much money, and the democrats tied the hands of the military in how the military spent it. (*MUST SPEND ALL MONEY ALLOCATED WITHIN THE FISCAL YEAR*)

increase funding for NASA dramatically, increase funding for scientific research dramatically,

Ben Carson wants to fix both of these since the current administration has tried to destroy both of these.

impose further restrictions on polluting energy, invest and create incentives for states to invest in more green energy, spearhead an effort to turn the economy greener,

Ya, right. The world runs on petroleum for the time being. We need to free up burning fossil fuels for the time being. Otherwise, we'll probably piss away our *real* chance of surviving a post petroleum based world economy.

create a new constitutional amendment overturning the Citizens United ruling by the supreme court, if necessary create a constitutional amendment overturning the hobby lobby decision of the Supreme Court, create a constitutional amendment banning any and all mandatory minimum sentences, ban all private prisons, deinvest in the prison system.

Looks like you are *all* for centralizing all power and control into the hands of the Washington Crime Syndicate and it looks like you are *all* for not encouraging citizens to follow the law. I'm more for the following list of constitutional amendments:

Eh, yeah that would be my priorities I suppose in an ideal world. However, I'm fully aware that for most of those things I would need a majority in congress and for the constitutional amendments I think I would also need support in at least 2/3 of all the states right? So it would be an uphill battle to even get 5 of those things done.

The thing that most people are unaware of, such as yourself, is the fact that our federal government hasn't been following the rules at an accelerated pace. If the federal government had been following the rules (and the intent of the founders) all along, we would not be facing the issues we have today.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : astropulse vs multibeam in points (Message 1738755)
Posted 26 days ago by Liberalism is a mental disorder
The inconsistency between AP and MB credit is what gives me purpose these days.

Seems most people do MBs just because they're waiting for the next run of APs.

Since it seems no one *wants* to do MBs any more, that's *ALL* I do now.

And when everybody is complaining about a VLAR storm, that's when I'm the happiest!

“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me:
I lift my lamp beside the golden door.”
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1738632)
Posted 26 days ago by Liberalism is a mental disorder
Well if it moves to a "service" with recurring payments required to keep it active, like a subscription, I'm sure there will be some businesses out there that welcome that from a financial perspective. Maybe this is what they're gambling on. And maybe they'll be successful with it.

I, on the other hand, will most likely elect to *not* pay a recurring fee to keep using it personally. I have enough recurring bills as it is.
7) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1738525)
Posted 27 days ago by Liberalism is a mental disorder
So Mnwerb, as an outsider, a person observing from across the pond, who claims to be a problem solver, what is it precisely you suggest our next president do?

Put an unconvicted felon in the white house because "we need a woman president?"

Continue this path of failed Keynesian economics?

Add thousands of more pages to our tax code and raise taxes on the rich?

Hire more regulators/enforcers, write more regulations and allow them to exempt themselves from these new regulations?

Continue allowing and encouraging what's happening in the middle east?

Start limiting free speech again through the FCC like we were doing before 1988?

Start making guns which "look" nasty illegal?

Do away with our electoral process?

Start taxing the Catholic Church?

Expand funding for Planned Parenthood?

I could go on and mention several other suggestions.

Fix our problems. Ready? Go!
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1738516)
Posted 27 days ago by Liberalism is a mental disorder
I, too, have turned off all updates in my Windows 7 boxes. Seems that's the only way I have to prevent the company who sold me this product from screwing it up. Only when something quits working will I consider browsing through what will probably be hundreds of uninstalled updates to figure out which one(s) I need to fix whatever quit working. And if they make that impossible, I'll be shredding some disks and moving to one of the many good Linux distributions.

There's probably some date Microsoft has set internally as a deadline to get a certain percentage of market share and if we reach that date and they haven't reached that certain amount of market share, they probably have a plan to do a basic product reset to start selling Windows 11 (or whatever they call the next one...) that will start giving the people what they want in order to get back whatever market share they are striving for.

Their stated purpose for Windows 8 was to match up desktop OS's and mobile OS's for better interoperability. But that's not happening either.

And they still haven't released Windows 10 for mobile devices. Looks like they're trying to get it out in the next few weeks.

This is the great thing about capitalism. Only the best, most efficient, most cost effective services and goods survive. The invisible hand of the free market forces the losers out.
9) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1738494)
Posted 27 days ago by Liberalism is a mental disorder
10) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1738339)
Posted 27 days ago by Liberalism is a mental disorder

Some paraphrased excerpts from a book I purchased yesterday:

Every day, the Washington Crime Syndicate takes in $6 billion in revenue and spends $10 billion. That means every day the federal government has to borrow $4 billion more than it has. To state the obvious, if any business operated the way our government does, it would go under. But in the absurd world of Washington, politicians just kick the can down the road and shrug. But there are *real* problems associated with this practice. For the first time since the founding of the Republic, we've lost our AAA credit rating, and now other countries are having second thoughts about lending us money to bankroll Barack Obama's endless spending spree.

The first three years of the Obama Presidency, 2009-2011, the federal government borrowed more money than the entire accumulated national debt for the first 225 years of U.S. history.

Americans understand that the U.S. has a spending problem, not a revenue problem. In September 2011, Gallup asked Americans how much money they think the federal government wastes. On average, citizens put the figure at 51 cents out of every dollar. That's probably being too kind. We need more grown-ups in Washington, people who will shoot straight and level with the American people about our nation's top budget busters.

The biggest slices of the budgetary pie are eaten up by Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. And everyone knows health-care costs are skyrocketing, and Medicaid has massively expanded its role in the health-care system. When Medicaid was created in 1965, only one in fifty citizens used the program. Today, it's one in six Americans.

Social Security is about to be raided to save the Disability fund. Sure, the Disability Fund will now last longer, but guess what; the Social Security Fund will now dry up faster. (And that's if you don't look at it from the real perspective that they are both functionally empty right now but we are playing accounting tricks with IOUs.)

It's not unreasonable for people who paid into a system for decades to expect to get their money's worth—that's not an "entitlement," that's honoring a deal. We as a society must also make an ironclad commitment to providing a safety net for those who can't make one for themselves. At least that was President Reagan's stance. On April 20, 1983, Reagan signed a bill to preserve Social Security. At that bill signing, the president said words every politician should heed:

"This bill demonstrates for all time our nation's ironclad commitment to Social Security. It assures the elderly that America will always keep the promises made in troubled times a half a century ago. It assures those who are still working that they, too, have a pact with the future. From this day forward, they have one pledge that they will get their fair share of benefits when they retire."

Almost every week a new story comes out reporting another gross example of government waste. The GAO reports that every year the federal government spends billions of dollars on dozens of wasteful overlapping programs. One simple fix—streamlining and consolidating 2,100 data centers—would save $200 billion over the next decade.

Another example of federal government incompetence with our money: over the last five years, the Office of Personnel Management sent out $601 million in retirement benefits to people who are dead!

The list of insane federal expenditures is almost endless:

In 2010, $700,000 of our tax dollars went to research cow burps, $600,000 was spent on creating a wolf video game, and $250,000 was spent to research Internet romance. And of course who can forget the $1,442,515 that the National Institutes of Health has allocated to be spent from 2008 to 2012 to study male prostitutes in Vietnam. On and on it goes.

Obama doesn't respect the fact that the money he wastes belongs to us. He thinks that the wealth we create belongs to the government. That's why he doesn't care whether it gets wasted or mismanaged.

Beyond eliminating the wasteful spending, we need to get tough in cracking down on the hundreds of billions of dollars we lose from the massive fraud committed in government programs every year also. The FBI estimates that Medicare fraud alone costs the taxpayer between $70 billion and $234 billion every single year! Typically, this fraud involves fake billing scams. For example, in September 2011, officials uncovered a Medicare fraud ring involving 91 individuals charged with filing $295 million in phony billings."

In 2010, Medicare paid out more than $35 million to 118 "phantom" medical clinics that were allegedly created by criminal gangs as part of a reimbursement racket. As 60 Minutes revealed, South Florida has become "ground zero" for Medicare fraud because so many elderly people live there. It's become so bad down there that law enforcement says Medicare crimes have now replaced cocaine as the number one criminal enterprise in South Florida!

Now stop and do the math. If the FBI's top estimates are correct, that's $2,340,000,000 in Medicare fraud over a decade! And by the way, we haven't even started with Obamacare yet—a trillion dollar government boondoggle sure to unleash unbelievable corruption and criminality on the American taxpayer.

Then there's the disability racket. Did you know that one out of every twenty people in America now claims disability? That adds up to $170 billion a year in disability checks. Between 2005 and 2009, it is estimated that $25 billion were eaten up in fraudulent Social Security Disability Insurance filings." Then there's the $116 million in fraud from the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program." And the $112 million the Internal Revenue Service doled out in tax refunds to prisoners who filed fraudulent tax returns. On and on, scam after scam it goes... as always, taxpayers are the ones getting stiffed.

Now, when you say things like, "its not a matter of just 'fixing' things in the same way you fix a flat tire or a broken computer," you infuriate me with your demonstrably inept thinking. It *really* is simple math--it just has some zeros behind each number.

When you say things like, "you never deal with solutions, you deal in options", you demonstrate to me that you are not a problem solver. If you are not a problem solver, you’ll never be an innovator. If you never innovate, well, in all honesty, it’s been my experience that you’ll probably always blame others for your failures.

When you say things like, "is because Republicans have for the past 7 years been hammering on the idea that its such a big problem," you demonstrate to me that you have no clue what's happening in American politics today.

When you say things like, "the deficit is just an imaginary problem created by the Republicans as a way to attack Obama," you demonstrate to me that you have no idea how money and currency manipulation can be used for nefarious purposes by those who control its value.

And when you say things like, "Trump, Carson and Fiorina are promising things that are impossible or even unconstitutional," you demonstrate to me that you have never even looked at our constitution and you have no idea how the current Washington Crime Cartel is ignoring it.

You mention "facts" and "reality" but it is you who are living in some sort of academic fantasy land.

Many people who live here in the U.S. have forgotten what made us the envy of the world. The current Washington Crime Family is working to destroy any possibility of recovery. And I've said since I started posting in here, it's going to be a rude awakening to many people when we put someone in the white house who knows how to:

1) Simplify the rules so as many people as possible understand them, and

2) Quit rewarding failure.
11) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1738252)
Posted 28 days ago by Liberalism is a mental disorder
We need a president with a "slash and burn" mentality.

We have one now.


You only wish to have a "slash and burn" President. If he/she agrees with you.

This is why it is imperative, for our Freedoms, to have Limited Government and Power.


When you understand that Power and Politicians, are only for themselves:

You will never be disappointed.

I'm going to agree with you Clyde. Yes, we have a "slash and burn" POTUS right now... he's slashing and burning the citizens in order to centralize all power and control into the hands of the Washington Crime Syndicate.

It's time for the pendulum to swing the other way now before the clock breaks. It's time to slash and burn our out of control Washington Criminal Cartel so the citizens regain what rightfully belongs to us before we lose it for the next 1,000 years.
12) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1738238)
Posted 28 days ago by Liberalism is a mental disorder
We need a president with a "slash and burn" mentality.

For years I, and many others in the silent majority, have been saying our federal government is out of control.

They keep saying they are going to fix things and things never get fixed.

And it has just been proven again (this time without any reasonable doubt) that some republicans are better democrats than some democrats. The real majority in congress are the democrats. The other side is called the "freedom caucus" which has about 40 or 50 members. And the "freedom caucus" is ridiculed, even though they represent the majority of thinking Americans.

Nearly 70% of our budget is locked into entitlements and debt service. Boehner is pushing to continue raising that percentage into the next administration. As that percentage approaches 100%, so too does our chance increase of a total financial collapse of our nation. And Hillary is lining up to place blame solely on the banks when it happens if she's able to pull off some sort of miraculous "fool the majority one more time" trick and get into the white house next.

On the books, approaching $20T in debt.

Off the books, best guesses are over $200T.

And they continue to spend more than they take in. When they don't borrow as much as they did last year, they claim VICTORY when in reality, it is still a totally FAILURE.

Our federal government has proven time and time again for the past few decades that they are incapable of doing things that make sense for the people of this country. And it gives me a guarded sense of hope that the current candidates are finally calling the left-wing extremist liberal media out on their part of the destruction of this country.

No matter what our politicians have said in the past to get elected, what they do after they are elected always turns out to be different.

Lies, lies, and more lies.

The rich are controlling the politicians, the politicians are saying they want to punish the rich and help the poor, and the results are the rich get what they want and the middle class is shifting to the poor.

It looks like more and more people are starting to wake up the reality of what's happening.

This might be the culmination of our approach to our third constitutional crisis. And thanks to the brilliance of our founders, this one won't be bloody, but it's going to hurt the bad guys where it really counts--their wallets.

The deadline is when our entitlement spending and debt service reaches 100% of our budget.

Everything else has been tried. The only thing left to try is "slash and burn."

Several of the republican candidates are convincing me that they'll have a "slash and burn" mentality when they get into the white house.

Donald Trump will be flamboyant about it with game show buzzers, flashing lights and a clapping audience.

Dr. Ben Carson will be calm and "matter of fact" about it.

Ted Cruz will be blunt about it.

Rubio's has a bump in his polls right now, but I don't believe that'll last.

Bush just needs to go away because no matter what he says or does, everyone disappointed by his father and brother will not get burned a third time. Period.

Fiorina will do it with a smile.

And the rest of the career politicians, even though some of them have the best of intentions, just need to drop out.

My personal contribution to the "slash and burn" mentality to fix our government will be to vote for Bernie Sanders in the democrat primary.
13) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1737987)
Posted 29 days ago by Liberalism is a mental disorder
I liked how the candidates pointed out the blatant liberal media bias.

I liked how the candidates were telling the truth about our nation's fiscal health.

I'm wondering why no one pointed out how hillary is already lining herself up to place blame solely on the banks if she's in the white house when our nation crashes financially. I guess the opportunity just didn't present itself. Or maybe they're saving that little "news nugget" for when the debates begin between the republican candidate and hillary.
14) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1737481)
Posted 27 Oct 2015 by Liberalism is a mental disorder
The rich have become richer and the poor have become poorer under obama.

Trump has used politicians as tools. As POTUS, he would not be used as a tool by the rich.


And the Kock brothers are frustrated because they know they won't be able to purchase Donald Trump and use him as a tool.
15) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #3 (Message 1736548)
Posted 23 Oct 2015 by Liberalism is a mental disorder
And from another news source *just as credible* as Aljazeera:

The court ruled a white teen who stabbed a classmate to death will face the jury as a 300-pound black man.
16) Message boards : Politics : existance of god (Message 1736372)
Posted 23 Oct 2015 by Liberalism is a mental disorder
It must give you atheists a nice, warm fuzzy feeling to huddle together, here in the darkness, nodding in agreement among each other and acknowledging to each other that we are here, all alone. Nothing but the product of randomness in the vastness of space. A series of lucky rolls of the dice to lead us to "think, therefore we are... but why?" And then conclude that we all eat, reproduce and then die--all for no reason. A blink of an eye on a cosmic scale, then we vanish, cease, extinguish--back into nothingness.

Ah... Feels good to come to that conclusion, doesn't it?
17) Message boards : Politics : Jesus (Message 1735544)
Posted 20 Oct 2015 by Liberalism is a mental disorder
Jesus just left Chicago and he's bound for New Orleans.
Workin' from one end to the other and all points in between.

Took a jump through Mississippi, muddy water turned to wine.
Then out to California through the forests and the pines.
Ah, take me with you, Jesus.

You might not see him in person but he'll see you just the same.
You don't have to worry 'cause takin' care of business is his name.
18) Message boards : Politics : Democratic Presidential debates (Message 1735285)
Posted 18 Oct 2015 by Liberalism is a mental disorder

Are you saying: Both the Republican Establishment, and the Democrat Establishment, are imploding?

If you are... I agree.

Yes, and I'll add that I think this is a good thing.

Anything that gets us back to looking at the original rule book is a good thing.
19) Message boards : Politics : Democratic Presidential debates (Message 1735161)
Posted 18 Oct 2015 by Liberalism is a mental disorder
After watching and thinking for a few days, it's beginning to look like the American public is finally beginning to get what they want.

The political machine, which has grown so large as to become unable to self-correct up to this point, has finally reached a point of self-correcting through self-destruction.

The House is in chaos since Boehner has thrown in the towel and no one else wants to deal with being speaker of the house for the last year of an administration that has done more damage than the Carter administration. (They should just take turns being speaker of the house on a daily or weekly basis until Nov 2016, or maybe install a speaker who is not currently a member of the house)

And the DNC is in rebellion against Debbie Wassermann Sergeant Shultz over the way she's handling the democrat debates.

The American jackasses who laugh at chaos, tumult, pain and misery are getting what they want.

The constitutional conservatives are getting what they want.

And the useful idiots are just standing around, looking at each other, wondering what's happening.
20) Message boards : Politics : Democratic Presidential debates (Message 1734272)
Posted 14 Oct 2015 by Liberalism is a mental disorder
(edit: oh, that's right, no png's, only jpgs...)
(2nd edit: that one's too big to put in here... look for yourself...)

Our Pravda news agency only wants to present you with the truth.

(3rd edit)

Reminds me when I used to get up early to feed the chickens and the hogs. Just throw the food down in the dirt and they'd all come runnin'!

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