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  1. iwog


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    1   5:33pm Mon 26 Jan 2015   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (10)   Dislike (6)   Protected  

    indigenous says

    All of it happened despite Obama. And the full affect of his stupidity is yet to be realized.

    Let me sum up your idiotic views so people can understand exactly how fucked up you are:

    1. Economic success happens in spite of Obama.
    2. Nordic nations (and most of Europe) succeed in spite of being socialist.
    3. All Austrian predictions fail in spite of actually being right. (eventually)
    4. The United States was an economic superpower from 1946 until 1980 in spite of massive federal government intervention, a 90% top tax rate, and Democrats dominating government.
    5. California is the most powerful state economically in spite of being run by liberals for decades.
    6. Kansas became a total failure 2 years ago but it's not the fault of Austrian policies implemented less than 3 years ago.
    7. The closest nations to the Austrian ideal are Haiti and Somalia.

    Did I forget any?

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    dublin hillz says

    The worst thing that can be done is to turn back on democracy and "elect" some demagogue that will revert the country to dictatorship and/or xenophobia.

    Obligatory:

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    3   6:56pm Mon 26 Jan 2015   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (8)   Dislike (1)   Delete  

    indigenous says

    Nope, challenging K dogma...

    Did you forget when you used to bring up the 4T+ money supply increase and compare it to the 2.5T increase in GDP as an example of malinvestment and support against Keynesian theory?

    What happened to that argument? That was when you used to try to use support for your arguments, and after getting summarily smacked around everytime, you now resort to "mutts," "a priori," and as Iwog says, an "endless stream of blind assertions."

    It blows my mind that anyone argues with you anymore. Shame on them.

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    4   5:56pm Wed 28 Jan 2015   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (7)   Dislike (4)   Delete  

    People who think that the stock market is going to crash by 20% by January 2015 believe they are smarter than all of the financial analysts in the world.

  5. iwog


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    5   5:52pm Wed 28 Jan 2015   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (7)   Dislike (5)   Protected  

    People who are 9/11 truthers believe they are smarter than all of the building engineers in the world.

    People who are birthers believe in time travel and they believe they are smarter than Republicans who vouch for a birth certificate.

    People who think global warming is a lie believe they are smarter than all of the climate scientists in the world.

    People who think evolution is a lie believe they are smarter than all of the biologists in the world.

    People who believe in flying saucers think they are smarter than all of the astronomers in the world and NASA.

    People who believe that vaccinations cause autism believe they are smarter than all the doctors in the world.

    Here is one thing I know for sure. Arrogance causes stupidity and death. Just because there's an internet website with a bunch of idiots who believe in the same thing you do, it does NOT mean you are right. It only means there are other people just as stupid as you are.

  6. iwog


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    6   4:35am Tue 27 Jan 2015   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (7)   Dislike (4)   Protected  

    The self-parody of the Austrian cult is they despise scrip, abhor scrip, blame scrip and all other fiat currency on the decline of the world economy.

    And this idiot blames FDR for outlawing it.

    Unbelievable.

  7. Patrick


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    Men need to organize to specifically fight laws like this or men's rights will be continue to be systematically eliminated by feminists, who are much better organized politically, and whose faulty assumptions are never questioned in the mainstream press.

    Note that men also have no say whatsoever in whether a woman can abort the man's unborn child, and yet are obligated to pay support.

    If women really wanted equal rights things would be very different, but they do not:

    http://patrick.net/forum/?p=1250968

    Feminists want legal superiority over men in order to use them as forced labor, and they are getting it, as this case demonstrates.

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    8   5:10am Mon 26 Jan 2015   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (7)   Dislike   Delete  

    Stupid politicians make stupid laws. It's as bad as making an 18 years old who has sex with a 17year old, a sex offender for life.

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    9   5:08am Mon 26 Jan 2015   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (7)   Dislike   Delete  

    He is a man-so must be guilty-no other reason needed. Modern Americana.

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    10   12:32am Wed 28 Jan 2015   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (6)   Dislike   Delete  

    This is certainly an example of unequal protection under the law. In ANY other context, tricking a person into paying for something under false pretenses would be considered fraud. You'd have to make restitution... Perhaps you would go to jail.

    No guy should have to pay for a child who isn't his. The person who perpetrated the fraud should suffer the same consequences of committing fraud in any other context.

    We aren't talking about insubstantial amounts of money, either. If a guy paid $500/month (which is on the low side) for 10 years on a child that isn't his, we're talking over $60k! In what other context could a person steal $60k from someone and it not be a crime? I'm unclear about how having a child acts as a shield from the law.

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    11   6:39pm Tue 27 Jan 2015   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (6)   Dislike (2)   Protected  

    Ceffer says

    The libs are the worst. If somebody else seems happy, it is time for a nauseating guilt trip about some idiotic, obscure plant or animal going extinct or that you should be giving all your money to feed fat third world children, or that fuzzy animals and vacant lot weeds should rule the world.

    If we attributed whackos to 'conservatives' like you do liberals, I would be entirely justified saying all Repubes belong to the kkk, worship Tim McVey, and take vacations to Israel to sports-hunt Palestinians.

    People like you are ignorant of the fact that California voters rejected gay marriage, voted to keep guns legal, and ended affirmative action.

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    12   6:28pm Tue 27 Jan 2015   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (6)   Dislike   Delete  

    Looks like a dick covered in venereal disease pus. Should sell well, especially if it is fertile and can garner a government check.

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    13   6:28pm Mon 26 Jan 2015   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (6)   Dislike (1)   Delete  

    Sarah's got a future in bestial porn.

    She so addled from living on coffee and who knows what kind of pharmacopeia and so far out on the fringe, that's about all that's left for her. At this point, she won't notice much anyway.

    She just needs to be sentient enough to grip a horse's belly and swing herself onto its schlong, maybe while shrieking SIEG HEIL! or singing a gospel hymn.

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    14   3:40pm Mon 26 Jan 2015   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (6)   Dislike   Delete  

    If only people would wise up and stop voting republican, we could have much more of this type of crap

    Thanks, democrats!

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    15   8:35pm Wed 28 Jan 2015   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (5)   Dislike (1)   Delete  

    Dan8267 says

    iwog says

    errc says

    What did your teabagger republican mother say in response to this, iwog?

    Like all Republicans, she doesn't accept reality therefore it doesn't really matter what she'd say in response to this.

    Conservatism is like Alzheimer's.

    iwog, don't you figure she'd just say, with a wave of the hand, "Boys will be boys"?

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    iwog says

    Now about those two questions...................

    One thing I do know, it's that predicting a 20% market crash and giving it a fairly narrow time frame is going to be an epic fail. Just like the housing market boom and bust was easily predictable, predicting an accurate time frame on that is just plain silly! These things often tend to take way longer than anyone thinks they could. That's why I (and almost everyone else here) knew that you were wrong on your stock market prediction.

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    beershrine says

    I wouldn't be a doctor for any amount of money. Doctors work 60 hours a week for 20-30 years in conditions with sick people. We need these workers but complaining about the income is dumb. Lawyers cost us far more than doctors.

    If I didn't find work in this hedge fund area, I would have opted to be a doctor, over an engineer. I'd scored a 34 on the MCAT, back in college.

    Here's why ... a doctor has a guaranteed 6+ figure income. On the other hand, most engineers don't, and expect to find their jobs sent to Asia, within a business cycle or two.

    And finally, what percent of ppl, who're simply good at taking exams, find themselves as partners at management consulting or investment banking firms? You see, those test taking skills, in most occupations, do not result in high paying and securing professions. Many careers are forged out of connections and schmoozing.

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    18   8:13pm Tue 27 Jan 2015   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (5)   Dislike (3)   Protected  

    indigenous says

    No Wogster, you have to produce a product and you have to produce want. You cannot say we have a new widget you have to create demand. E.G. IBM predicted that no one needs a personal computer, It was stated by someone that there will be little demand for copying machines, horseless buggies did not automatically become a huge success.

    You don't have any fucking idea what you're saying, do you.

    You're saying that Say's law applies unless it doesn't. You're saying that products create demand unless they don't. You're saying that demand is both connected to and totally divorced from the creation of a product.

    This is absolutely the kind of stunning idiocy that I've grown to expect from Austrian dingbats like yourself.

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    19   7:43pm Tue 27 Jan 2015   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (5)   Dislike   Delete  

    thunderlips11 says

    cutting our ludicrous military spending in the absence of serious conventional war threats

    That would very seriously cut into corporate and red state welfare. How dare you suggest such an idea. We can obviously save more money cutting 500 a month in food stamps than multi trillion dollar military projects. You are such a liberal.

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    20   6:32pm Tue 27 Jan 2015   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (5)   Dislike (1)   Delete  

    They need to establish a new mental disorder called "Gimme my Government Check".

    Libs think that normal day to day anxiety and work avoidance qualify for benefits, whereas florid psychosis is normal, desirable or inspired.

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