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To: JBTFD who wrote (14759)4/5/2012 7:11:25 PM
From: sm1th
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You don't think it is unfair to legislate that $50 to $85 billion dollars all of a sudden becomes the burden of the postal employees?

It didn't happen all of a sudden, it accumulated over 40 years as USPS gave raises and benefits that it's business could not support. Yes, I think it is entirely fair.

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To: sm1th who wrote (14730)4/5/2012 7:40:55 PM
From: koan
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<<The big bang might have simply been a vacuum fluxuation.

Or it might not have been. I have never seen any credible explanation of the conditions immediately before te big bang.>>


Do you know what a credible explanation would be?

What do you think it would be?

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To: Broken_Clock who wrote (14745)4/5/2012 7:42:02 PM
From: koan
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<<koan
Your President has his head so far up Wall St.'s ass he is throwing the poor and middle class under the bus just to get reelected.
+++
he says:>>


Compare him to president Palin.

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To: TimF who wrote (14746)4/5/2012 7:46:11 PM
From: koan
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It is a new day, and the very survival of the human species and the planet as we know them is on the line.

The human species is commander of its own destiny now, in todays world. We have to learn to take control of more than our economies which is very complicated. More than most realize. We have to take control of everything! Our ecology, pollution, population control, AGW, and on and on. Everything. So the idea of a libertarian world is no longer even possible.

To survive as a species, we need to function as one people on one planet. We need a united states of the world. So we can keep population increase checked, pollution in check, ecologies in check. Everything. We need planners to work all this stuff out and supportive populations who know what is at stake. I have had so many deiscussions with people who simply do not understand the problems or solutions.

What the trick is going to be, is doing that without an Orwellian outcome! Which is exactly where the right wing is going, ironically by helping the plutocrats gain even more power to destroy us.

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From: Paul Smith4/5/2012 7:52:56 PM
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DOJ, liberal groups that oppose voter ID require photo ID to enter their buildings


U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is currently blocking implementation of voter ID laws in South Carolina and Texas, claiming such measures are “unnecessary,” discriminatory and would make it harder for minorities to vote.
But if you’re planning to visit Holder’s office in Washington, D.C., you better bring a photo ID. The Department of Justice has two armed guards stationed outside its headquarters to check IDs of anyone who wants to enter — employees and visitors.

Holder’s politically motivated crusade against voter ID laws has the support of liberal advocacy organizations ranging from the Center for American Progress and Media Matters to the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and the Advancement Project.

Each of these organizations has criticized photo identification for voting, yet they require it to enter their Washington, D.C., offices as well. There’s even a sign in the building of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law: “ALL VISITORS MUST SHOW ID.”

PJTV has the scoop:


Holder is able to block laws in South Carolina on Texas because they are subject to Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, a civil rights-era law that gives the Department of Justice authority over voting changes. It remains unclear if those states will be able to enforce their laws for this November’s election.

“The Obama-Holder Department of Justice has launched an all-out war on voter ID and other measures,” former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell said upon launching a new initiative called Protect Your Vote. “Although Holder’s actions are purported to prevent African-Americans from being disenfranchised, in reality they serve as a crass political attempt to ensure his boss gets re-elected this year.”

Liberals have long trotted out false arguments about voter ID laws, claiming they suppress the vote among those individuals who do not have photo identification. But a 2008 U.S. Supreme Court case upholding Indiana’s voter ID law revealed there was no such hardship. Opponents of the law were unable to produce a single plaintiff who could plausibly claim inability to get a photo ID. In addition, states with longstanding voter ID laws, such as Georgia and Indiana, have actually experienced an increase in turnout of minority voters.

hotair.com 

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To: koan who wrote (14770)4/5/2012 7:59:49 PM
From: TimF
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and the very survival of the human species

No it isn't, at least not absent a nuclear war, or some disaster from space.

We need a united states of the world.

No we need to avoid such a thing as it would cause more harm than good.

We need planners to work all this stuff out

We need less government planning. Central planning rarely works well.

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To: TimF who wrote (14772)4/5/2012 8:16:12 PM
From: koan
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<<Central planning rarely works well.

How much more central planning can you get than the constitution of the United States?

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To: koan who wrote (14769)4/5/2012 8:20:28 PM
From: TopCat
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"Compare him to president Palin."

Who???

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To: koan who wrote (14773)4/5/2012 8:21:42 PM
From: TopCat
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"How much more central planning can you get than the constitution of the United States?"

What???

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To: koan who wrote (14773)4/5/2012 8:22:08 PM
From: Brian Sullivan
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How much more central planning can you get than the constitution of the United States?

Even the name "United States" implies that we are a union of states; each with it's own state consitution rather than a centrally planned society like the Soviet Union.

In fact until Woodrow Wilson and FDR came along the Federal government was fairly powerless.

You might want to re-read the tenth ammendment to the US Constitution:

en.wikipedia.org 


The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.


The Tenth Amendment is similar to an earlier provision of the Articles of Confederation: "Each state retains its sovereignty, freedom, and independence, and every power, jurisdiction, and right, which is not by this Confederation expressly delegated to the United States, in Congress assembled." [2] After the Constitution was ratified, some wanted to add a similar amendment limiting the federal government to powers "expressly" delegated, which would have denied implied powers. [3] However, the word "expressly" ultimately did not appear in the Tenth Amendment as ratified, and therefore the Tenth Amendment did not reject the powers implied by the Necessary and Proper Clause.

When he introduced the Tenth Amendment in Congress, James Madison explained that many states were anxious to ratify this amendment, despite critics who deemed the amendment superfluous or unnecessary:

I find, from looking into the amendments proposed by the State conventions, that several are particularly anxious that it should be declared in the Constitution, that the powers not therein delegated should be reserved to the several States. Perhaps words which may define this more precisely than the whole of the instrument now does, may be considered as superfluous. I admit they may be deemed unnecessary: but there can be no harm in making such a declaration, if gentlemen will allow that the fact is as stated. I am sure I understand it so, and do therefore propose it. [4]

The states decided to ratify the Tenth Amendment, and thus declined to signal that there are unenumerated powers in addition to unenumerated rights. [5] [6] The amendment rendered unambiguous what had previously been at most a mere suggestion or implication.

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