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Defector KGB Yuri on the psychological warfare operations used against the United States for decades:
"It is a great brainwashing process that goes very slowly. American students have had Marxist/Leninist ideology pumped into their soft brains for several generations, and it has gone UNCHALLENGED. The results? the results you can see. Not even Comrade Andropov would ever dream of such a success."
There's your answer.
Short read, but Obama is in a bit of political trouble, and the gun control defeat is just another example.
There are two very different President Obamas. There the one who has courted...
If Obama has any embarrassing news to put out, today might be a good day...
That goes for anyone really.
Like emails to his fraternity brothers?
German saying German-like things
The liquidity tsunami that started in September of 2012 in the Marriner Eccles building and continued with the BOJ's own epic QEasing expansion three weeks ago, has so far provided the impetus for Europe to kick the can of its inevitable dissolution for a few more months, yet slowly but surely the market is starting to read through the artificial levels implied by Italian and Spanish bonds, driven by recycled ECB funding via bank and repo conduits and of course Japanese carry cash, and rumblings of a return to crisis conditions are back. And as always happens, once the crisis talk is back, so is discussion of a fiscal union. Sure enough, earlier today Germany's Angela Merkel once again reminded everyone just what the stakes are in order to achieve a truly stable, and sustainable European union: nothing short of ceding sovereignty to Germany. And with that we are back to square one, because that has always been the trade off - want a unified, fiscally and monetarily, Europe? You can get it: just bow down to Merkel.
What's a little Lebensraum among co-currency holders?
My company pays for individual coverage in full right now but they make employees with family coverage pay 20% of the additional premium (individual vs. family). Are you saying they can't do this any more under Obamacare?
not sure if it's been brought up in another thread, but a special FU today to republicans who made a huge deal out out of the whole american citizen bit with drones but don't want miranda to apply to an american citizen.
Phatboy if you had any balls I'd meet you at the AFA Boxing gym and have Coach Weichers put some gloves on us.
Does it really matter who the president is? With how divided congress and the country is, no matter who is in there will flounder. Bush was a bumbling idiot that sucked, Obama is the same. Does anyone think Mittens would be crushing it as Prez???
i apologize in advance for responding but yes i understand supply side economics. No argument on the problems of government inefficiency and bureaucracy. It sucks. but to me its simply something we must live with and something we should constantly strive to improve.
I sense you're going with a "reagan did it and it was awesome" line of argument. Reagan dropped the top rate from something like 50% down to 28%. Thats enormous. We won't see the same kind of impact from a top rate tax cut because taxes aren't that high. On the same note, there aren't really government controlled industries to privatize and labor unions aren't all that strong. The Reagan/Thatcher stuff just doesn't really apply to today.
I would prefer something like the payroll tax cut. It benefits middle/working class people directly. Money is more likely to spent than saved...maybe even goes to pay down household debt.
I'd rather spend my time in the boston thread but i will say that the core of this issue...like pretty much every issue, is the size of the government. I see a lot of posts along the lines of "neither party truly cares about our debt and what its doing to our children." True. They don't. They know its not really an important issue. Politicians, believe it or not, are typically smart and talented people (yes yes you don't need to give me 10 million examples to the contrary. I have youtube access). They are advised by smart and talented people. I believe most of them, dems and pubs, share my opinion that debt and deficits will eventually be a problem but aren't really yet and so there isn't really any urgency in dealing with the issue. But there IS a political battle to be fought over the size and scope of government and thats what this fight is over...not budgets. Look no further than the Ryan budget. It isn't about balancing budgets, its about showing his vision for the government (and not pissing off crucial voting blocs). If pubs actually cared about a balanced budget they wouldn't draw a line in the sand on taxes. They would fold. If dems cared, they would cave more on SS and medicare. But dems see any entitlement cut as a crack in the armor of their version of government. and pubs see a tax increase as debasing their idea of small government. Size and scope is the key issue at play here....debt talk is simply a small, mostly irrelevant, tool to ply leverage with the public and beat the other side.
My company has been dealing with the burden of skyrocketing healthcare costs by sharing the burden with our employees. We've passed on about 30% of the premium hikes to them. It sucks, but the increases have been too crazy to take on ourselves.
Chareth, when do you think debt and deficits will be a problem? Don't you think it is sensible to start making changes before there is "urgency" in dealing with the issue so the adjustments that need to be made aren't as sudden or severe?
Has the Rand Paul/Ted Cruz wing of the GOP been anti Miranda? Only GOP senators I've seen yapping about that were pathetic dinosaurs McCain and Graham.
Go away, KA!
sorry, i should have said "those republicans." i don't know if all republicans were being inconsistent, but FU to those that are.
the FU for those in both parties that aren't criticizing obama over miranda goes without saying.
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What should the criticism be? That they should have read the guy his rights immediately even though they weren't legally or constitutionally required to do so?
has that law ever been challenged on constitutional grounds?
the whole "public safety" exemption.
That's not a law - that's an exception that was recognized by the Supreme Court in New York v. Quarles.
I haven't a clue when they will be a problem. based on the aftermath of Reinhart and Rogoff, sounds like no one else does either. I do think it is sensible to deal with issue before it is severe (i feel the same about climate change) but I'm pretty pleased with the reduction that has already taken place. I can get down with some chained cpi, some medicare means testing, some defense cuts, some tax increases if that is what it takes in the long run, but I'd prefer we focused on unemployment and growth first. We get the economy going and it goes a long way to solving the debt and deficit stuff.
The budget buster seems to be medicare but maybe health care costs are on the decline and everything fixes itself! (but i doubt it) see link....http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/04/22/heres-why-health-care-costs-are-slowing/
duh, i'm an idiot. regardless, the actual reading of rights is secondary. the idea that you have certain rights until the government says you don't have them means that they aren't rights at all.
holy crap i think this is the second time we have agreed this year!
I'm still confused. Are you saying that Obama thinks Tsarnaev doesn't actually have the rights referenced in the Miranda warning? That would be the implication of designating him an enemy combatant, but I believe the administration has explicitly said they're not doing that. All the public safety exception says is that you don't have to read the suspect his Miranda warning. The guy can still invoke the 5th Amendment while being questioned even in the absence of a Miranda warning.
can he have a lawyer present?
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