The new world will be here January 20, 2009 - what changes are you expectin

by eyeslice 38 Replies latest jw friends

  • beksbks
    Beks: I'm still waiting for you to give me the title of something to read. You never do.

    JeffT, why would I presume to tell you what to read, and on exactly which subject that was touched upon above? I don't think reliable information and one stop shopping mix.

    I saw on the latest Obama birth record thread, that you were reasonable. I ask you, do you believe the earlier posts on this thread, some of which I referred to, are reasonable, truthful, based on fact? All I'm saying, is that there are myriad sources of information, if one actually cares about finding some truth.

  • oompa
    eyeslice: president of what is arguably the most powerful nation on earth on January 20, 2009.

    your avatar looks so intelligent......but who in the world argues this fact???????????????????????..................oompa

  • JeffT

    Beks: I don't actually care about anything on this thread, as I happen to agree with you that it is a lot of hot air. But your response to everything is some remark that you apparently consider witty and a statement that everybody around you is an ignoramus that needs to study harder. Some of us study a lot, and are always looking for new things to study. Why not make an actual suggestion?

    I've recently read "The Summer of 1787" I'd highly recommend it as a good read on how our constitution came into being.

  • beksbks
    But your response to everything is some remark that you apparently consider witty and a statement that everybody around you is an ignoramus that needs to study harder.

    Bit of an exaggeration don't you think? I've never called anyone an ignoramus on this site,(I admit, I did imply that TopHat was something similar) although I have been called one, as well as told to leave my country multiple times. I was actually commenting to Hill and AkJeff, two people I have PM'd with happily many times, I respect them both. As a matter of fact, it's because I respect them and thier intelligence that I find the comments on this thread disappointing. I used the word hyperbole, because I believe the boys are well aware that they are exaggerating for effect. You yourself said you agree that this thread is a lot of hot air, I chose to call it misinformation and essentially suggest to correct it. Nothing more, nothing less. Seems your comments were actually the more condescending and rude.

    Books, here are a couple

    "Financial Shock, A 360 Degree look at the Subprime Mortgage Implosion" Mark Zandi

    "Supercapitalism" Robert Reich

    "Private Yankee Doodle" Joesph Plumb Martin (so cool)

    "Special Occasions" John Hadamuscin (oh you probably don't want that, it's a cookbook)

    I work at the Library, it's so tough to be discriminating.

  • SacrificialLoon
    "Supercapitalism" Robert Reich

    One of these days I'm going to read this. It's one of those books I think of every once in a while, but keep forgetting about when I'm actually looking for something to read. I guess I must not actually want to read it!

  • beksbks

    Two I have been wanting to read, but we don't have at the Library. I guess I'll have to break down and buy them.

    Screwed: The Undeclared War Against the Middle Class- And What We Can Do About it by Thom Hartmann, Mark Crispin Miller, and Greg Palast

    Cracking the Code: How to Win Hearts, Change Minds, and Restore America's Original Vision
    by Thom Hartmann and Jim Hightower

  • Cheetos

    I think I will learn to enjoy eatting Okra & Chitlens and Chicken Fat Cake. Chitlins are really quite good depending on who has prepaired them, other wise you feel like wiping your mouth with toilet paper.

  • beksbks

    JeffT, you've got me thinking on this stuff again, a habit I have honestly been trying to kick over the last several days! Which is actually one reason why I kept my original post short and apparently not so sweet.

    Anywhooo, the thoughts thrown out above that prompted my comment, were: erosion of constitutional freedoms, anti semitic thinking, socialism, and Gitmo. So even a wikipedia search of the different theories of economics should put to rest the idea that "spreading the wealth" is socialism. If you understand that one of the basic differences of economic theory between the two parties is essentially trickle up, and trickle down, it's pretty straight forward that we are talking about jobs, higher wages, and thus more purchasing power for the largest portion of the populace. As I pointed out, Obama's new Chief of Staff is a Jew. The current discussion on the fate of Gitmo and the detainees, is a work in progress, he's not even Prez yet. I can only assume that the constitutional freedoms refers to gun ownership. Reliable information via newspapers, online sources , etc. on all these subjects is readily available. But as someone pointed out on another thread this morning, those who are feeling sour grapes, don't necessarily want that information.

  • eyeslice

    Hi Oompa

    Most powerful miltarily: if it came to an all out, non-nuclear war, between USA and China, my money would be on China!

    Most powerful economically: no question China - the USA is already in hock to China!

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