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To: prometheus1976 who wrote (71384)9/14/2009 7:11:49 PM
From: Snowshoe
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>>2 guys outside the continental U.S.<<

I guess there's no point in further discussion with you.

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To: Snowshoe who wrote (71385)9/14/2009 7:30:40 PM
From: prometheus1976
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i guess not,but it was a fairly decent exchange for a while.

my regards to you,P1976

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To: Gib Bogle who wrote (71383)9/14/2009 7:41:15 PM
From: Snowshoe
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>>The anti-government rhetoric seems weighted more to the right.<<

How soon you forget. There was a large bunch of paranoids on the left who thought Bush/Cheney masterminded the 911 attacks as a false flag operation.

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To: Snowshoe who wrote (71387)9/14/2009 8:50:13 PM
From: Gib Bogle
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No I haven't forgotten about them at all. In fact I was thinking about Ralph-Emerson when I wrote that post. I guess he might think of himself as a leftist. To me he's just a loon. There just seem to be more of the Glenn Beck variety.

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To: Gib Bogle who wrote (71388)9/16/2009 4:56:04 PM
From: Snowshoe
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I guess the Earth's polarity has flipped... <ggg>

Is Obama the New Nixon? - Both presidents were vilified by those out of power, fueling the rise of manic countercultures. Lee Siegel on what Glenn Beck’s angry army has in common with hippies.
thedailybeast.com

The parallels between today’s right-wing radicals and radical tactics of the 1960s are striking. Sixties’ Dada theatrics—e.g. Allen Ginsberg leading people in an attempt to levitate the Pentagon (my favorite)—are echoed in the alarmist and conspiratorial theatrics of right-wing cable television.

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To: Snowshoe who wrote (71369)9/17/2009 5:44:10 PM
From: Snowshoe
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Stuff you just can't make up!!! Protesting conservative congresscritter who voted against further DC Metro funding protests poor government-provided subway service for protesters protesting against government spending... :O)

Metro Service No Tea Party for Some Protesters
dcist.com

Tea Party Protesters Protest D.C. Metro Service
blogs.wsj.com

GOP Rep Who Suggested D.C. Metro Hurt 9/12 Turnout Voted Against Metro Funding
theplumline.whorunsgov.com

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To: Maurice Winn who wrote (71309)9/17/2009 7:10:49 PM
From: Snowshoe
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Hooray! Peter Schiff formally announced today. I'm not exactly an ardent fan, but he's certainly a notch up from Ron Paul. This should be fun to watch...

Peter Schiff Launches Senate Run
courant.com

Peter Schiff formally announces his candidacy for U.S. Senate
youtube.com

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To: Snowshoe who wrote (71391)9/17/2009 8:31:48 PM
From: Maurice Winn
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The public likes free stuff from governments, so he'll probably not make a lot of progress, but it's nice that he tries.

Mqurice

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To: Maurice Winn who wrote (71392)9/17/2009 8:59:36 PM
From: Snowshoe
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It might be hard for Schiff to win, but I think he'll get lots of useful publicity. We need to have a national conversation about the perils of excessive debt in the USA.

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To: Snowshoe who wrote (71393)9/17/2009 11:11:38 PM
From: Maurice Winn
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I don't see anything wrong with debt. I quite like people owing me money and paying high interest rates. When lots of people want to borrow it pushes up interest rates. <We need to have a national conversation about the perils of excessive debt in the USA. >

It's annoying when everyone is trying to get out from debt and Big Ben is lending money to anyone who has a pulse for ridiculously low interest rates.

I can't get even a Happy Meal for my huge stash of cash in the bank.

Fortunately, I have a tranche of more risky preferred stock which weathered the storm and is paying 9% [PHR = Prudential preferred shares]. I was very tempted to buy a mountain more at the bottom but decided to hold fire to see if things got even worse. They didn't - yet.

If things don't go bad again, I'll just have to spend the cash on something nice like a Gulfstream or maybe just a new or newer car, some holidays in the sunshine or something. Maybe a cancer cure, or bloodstream nutrient monitoring for children, or genetic engineering would be good things to buy.

Most people probably have figured out that debt isn't necessarily a way to get rich quick via speculative assets, even if too late for themselves. The time for a conversation about debt was back at least as long ago as "I Am A Mindless Zombie" stream in 2002. But "Neither a borrower nor a lender be..." goes back half a thousand years and even when Jesus was arguing the toss in Israel there was concern about money lenders. Heck, if there were written records, we could probably go back to the last ice age and no doubt back to when that bloke first left Africa 20,000 or 30,000 years ago, to father all non-African humans, probably fleeing the debt collectors in Ethiopia or somewhere.

Mqurice

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