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September 02, 2010

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antpoppa

Well, it goes against the Nature of Man. Count down to extinction. According to the scientific society, we won't have long to ponder: "Impacts, Planetary Climates & Venus" Lecture at Monona Terrace, Bill Nye, David Grinspoon & Jan Smit
Hell, we won't even put forth an effort to save our species are we capable of the labor to right a political system?


"Man can live and satisfy his wants only by ceaseless labor; by the ceaseless application of his faculties to natural resources. This process is the origin of property. But it is also true that a man may live and satisfy his wants by seizing and consuming the products of the labor of others. This process is the origin of plunder. Now since man is naturally inclined to avoid pain - and since labor is pain in itself - it follows that men will resort to plunder whenever plunder is easier than work. When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living in society, they create for themselves, in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it."
Bastiat-Frederick, Economist, Statesman,

anon

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWsx1X8PV_A&feature=related

antpoppa

He forgets we have three choices.
1. Let a few elites plunder, who have gamed the system.
2. Let everyone plunder and screw the system.
3. Let none plunder and have a government that can enforce this compact.

Our choice.

Great clip.

Ty O'Mara

Make all the high-brow, intellectual comments you want to make, it is not the answer to our problems. The answer lies in who(or what)can motivate the citizens of this planet to unite for a common cause. That common cause has got to be: (1)Save the planet's environment. (2)Stop the growth of the planet's human population and hopefully reverse it. (3)Instill the reality into our thinking, as a planet--not a nation, that we are soon to be doomed if we do not act on the planet's behalf.

There is an answer to this: it exists! A way for everyone to prosper(make money)while we clean up this place and make it liveable for a future generation. More than 30 ninety-degree days this summer in Chicago. I will follow and contribute my time if Nye, Grinspoon, and Smit can start a cultural change. Can they get a cable TV following to start the ball rolling in the right direction. Can we get Americans, first and foremost to be interested in what is really important?

I love the way Paul stated the simple truth that Free trade is not working. I really love the intellectual class of this nation and all nations of the world. We need them. What we need more than ever, though, is a force that can get the attention of this entire nation and this entire world. Can anyone compete with dancing with the stars? I watched it once for 5 minutes, I must say, we can compete with what is popular. I love this planet, its the only one I've known intimately, please, someone, NBC, CBS, ABC, Mr. Murdoch, Chinese television, help.

We don't want to put the people in Asia who are making $17 a month out of business--we want to give them more time to accumulate wealth for saving us.

Heather Czerniak

Hi, Paul! Glad to see one more liberal/conservative finally wise up and accept that the rich, powerful scum have failed to bless us with the capitalist utopia they promised would come, but didn't. My husband and I tried to start a little movement of our own, where we paid our combined federal income taxes to the state of Wisconsin instead of Uncle Sam. Unfortunately, the idea didn't fly. Worse yet, the IRS, whom we notified of our intentions, isn't even interested in coming after us for it! Oh well.

So we packed up the kids and moved up to Canada, where my husband is from. The mood up here is somber, despite the fact that Canada is on much better footing than the US. Unemployment is substantially lower up here and Canadians are spending. But they're worried about the possibility of a double-dip in the US economy. I read in the NY Times today that unemployment claims are down to their lowest level in two months. Two months? How is that newsworthy?

It'll take a second American revolution to get the US up and running again, but most Americans just aren't motivated. Personally, I think we should've done that blue state secession thing back in 2004. That was the right idea at the right time. But no, everyone decided to just wait until 2006, when nothing happened. Then, they waited until 2008, when nothing happened again. We'll probably have to wait until another 10 million Americans are thrown out of work before anyone will take to the streets. Until then, we'll keep praying...and praying...and praying some more...

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