Is America becoming a Third World Country?

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Re: Is America becoming a Third World Country?

Postby Wise One » 2013 Aug 23 19:55

Bingo. As I suspected, it's Heartland Institute crapola.
"If your only tool is a hammer, every problem looks like Donald Trump."

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So, WHO is the Heartland Institute anyway???

Postby Crux » 2013 Aug 23 20:27

3 Forbes articles. Hmmmm....
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Anyway. How you get there is irrelevant. But we will have a look. :tiphat:
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http://heartland.org/experts

I looked it up. Thanks AO. The list of experts on the site is interesting. I like how you demonize, minimize and obfuscate.

You can't argue with religion...

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Re: Is America becoming a Third World Country?

Postby Coondog » 2013 Aug 23 20:37

Meteorologist Joe Bastard: Blaming Turbulent Weather On Global Warming and some Extremist Nonsense

Mr. Bastard’s reputation for bold and accurate weather forecasts has landed him interviews on numerous major television programs, including Fox News Live, the O’Reilly Factor, The Muppet Show, Imus in the Morning, and Dancing with the Stars to name but a few. Many companies across a multitude of carbon producing industries use his anal ytical services which correlate similarities between current and hysterical weather patterns to pervert likely degenerates.

Change a word or two here and there and this article smacks of legitimacy.

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Re: Is America becoming a Third World Country?

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Re: Is America becoming a Third World Country?

Postby Coondog » 2013 Aug 24 20:57


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U 2?

Postby Crux » 2013 Aug 24 22:15

Clown. You confused? Free market capitalism got you in a funk? Let the famous BONO straighten you out!

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfre ... 3/aid-bono
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On a side note, the killers of "Shorty", a decorated 89 year old WWII Vet in Spokane Washington, have been identified.
You betcha... They could have been future Democrat voters but were nabbed in a grand "voter suppression" scheme...


http://www.khq.com/story/23225525/suspe ... vetbeating

Seriously. No one can tell me they were likely CAPITALISTS. OK, clowndog can warp his mind into such contortions.

I mean no NORMAL person...

crux :angel5:

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Re: U 2?

Postby Wise One » 2013 Aug 25 12:13

"If your only tool is a hammer, every problem looks like Donald Trump."

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King of the Straw Man, The Kettle AO

Postby Crux » 2013 Aug 26 08:47

No one, including crux is against the social safety net.

Your whole assertion that I am is a fine example of a straw man argument. :naughty:

Seriously. You really have to try harder AO. In everything there is a balance. We need for example, an understanding of what stifles capitalism and what encourages it. We need family structure that is strong and cohesive. We need APPROPRIATE government. I think that for those of us who are aware that the Federal Bureaucracy is bloated and wasteful, we see the need to draw back from the current model.

Only a small portion of social safety net monies that flow through the Federal Government actually get to the family living below the poverty level.

It is abundantly clear that there are too many big fans of D.C. redistribution. AO is a Chief among Chiefs of Cheer-leading, in my estimation...

crux

"Appropriate perspective."


We could eliminate entirely whole Departments of Bureaucracy in D.C.
The States are quite capable of managing...

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Re: King of the Straw Man, The Kettle AO

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Re: Is America becoming a Third World Country?

Postby Coondog » 2013 Aug 26 17:08


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Hopeless Task

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Re: Is America becoming a Third World Country?

Postby Bigbux Stogeychomper » 2013 Oct 13 11:25

I feel very sad for Europeans who have to live in a world of Hell, rather than in our oh so exceptional 'murca.


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The Leftists ALTER EGO?

Postby Crux » 2013 Oct 13 14:58

Feeling better now? HATER? :dontknow: I don't even get your point. Is this impromptu crowd pleasing orchestral effort in a European Square evidence of 'murica's backwardsness?

If you are just popping into the Forum to see what is of interest you will witness a near daily event. The Leftist and the country they hate, 'murica. America. I would invite you to stay a while and participate but you will have to consider if you have the stomach for the fight.


Have a good day.

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Re: Is America becoming a Third World Country?

Postby Kevsky » 2013 Oct 19 08:12


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Re: Is America becoming a Third World Country?

Postby Coondog » 2013 Oct 21 12:16

Kev,

Your first premise is off: No one lives a comfortable existence on government welfare. Unless you're a corporation, welfare provides scant subsistence.

Your second premise is also off: Government workers do not typically make twice as much as similar jobs in the private sector.

The answers would be NO! to the first and Huh? to the second.

Ask me another question

Coondog :tiphat:

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Be the change and big up...

Postby Crux » 2013 Oct 21 12:51


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Re: Is America becoming a Third World Country?

Postby Coondog » 2013 Oct 21 15:11

Yeah?

Well.....as we cast our rheumy gaze around the wide, wide world, we can find examples of just about anything we want to project as universal truths.

Clearly, crux knows some unsavory types.

But.......

Coondog does not call $725 a month for a family - disabled husband with a small child and a pregnant wife living it up high on the hog. After rent, utilities & groceries....one supposes they might vacation in the Hamptons?

Not attempting to cite any universal truths, here, just identifying one aspect of the legitimacy of social responsibility when it comes to our fellow citizens. Citizens who, by the way, are as American as anybody, but weren't privileged enough or lucky enough to be in a position to demonize and demean less fortunate members of society.

There, but for the grace of God....................

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Re: Is America becoming a Third World Country?

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Re: Is America becoming a Third World Country?

Postby Coondog » 2013 Oct 25 11:55


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When the safety net becomes a hammock...

Postby Crux » 2013 Oct 25 13:43

Coondog, slow down. Look at the question of what is reasonable, or what is sustainable. Take disability for example when it was firs instituted there were 53 people working for every one person on disability. You minimize the issue of both abuse, "entitlement", and the effects on both economic, and MENTAL HEALTH. If you can't grapple honestly with it all Ia can not help you.

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/terence ... umber-full

"Americans who were recipients of means-tested government benefits in 2011 outnumbered year-round full-time workers, according to data released this month by the Census Bureau."

Can you say "tipping point"?


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