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Old 11-09-2016, 07:48 AM
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Old 11-10-2016, 07:25 AM
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For those that were in some stage of adulthood in 1990, did anyone in the US think that the government was too small and didn't do enough. (Ok, I know that in the advancing entitlement age people don't think the current Leviathan is doing enough but work with me here)

Why am I flashing back to 1990, and the size of the US government in 1990?

Because that is when the US hit the Trillion/year budget mark.

If we double that "Because Inflation) then perhaps we would be looking at all the wonders a two trillion a year budget could get us.

To get there, we'd have to cut spending roughly in half.

Hmmm. I'd be cool with that.... and all the chaos that would ensue....
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Brian - don't worry about sending me money.....


Let me say that I am truly stunned by this election. Really really stunned. In one sense I am disappointed about being wrong, so wrong. But on another I am heartened by the fact that the American system of democracy still works (in a broken sort of Brexit way).

I really would like to see Trump drain the swamp. I'm still skeptical about that, but it would be encouraging if he actually did it.
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I really would like to see Trump drain the swamp.

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Ah, now you are stating the current development's potential.

Full marks, amigo.
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Old 11-11-2016, 07:34 AM
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Let me say that I am truly stunned by this election. Really really stunned. In one sense I am disappointed about being wrong, so wrong. But on another I am heartened by the fact that the American system of democracy still works (in a broken sort of Brexit way).

I really would like to see Trump drain the swamp. I'm still skeptical about that, but it would be encouraging if he actually did it.
"Murica is a continent, but if we want to refer to The United States as 'Murrica then I understand.

America is a representative republic with ZERO democracy at the national level.
Again, 'Murrica is not a democracy.

Sometimes there is direct democracy at a local or state level, but local Democracy can be quashed by State thugs in black dresses, just as State level direct democracy is quashed by unelected thugs in black dresses.

I kinda doubt tRUMP will have the national Justice Department pursue Hillary and staff for perfidy.

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I hope for but doubt that "Justice" will pursue Eric Holder for his Fast and Furious Shenanigans, and the Bush Staff people before him that did the same thing.

I would like to see things that show the "rule of law" to be meaningfully applied across the board, but I'm not holding my breath.
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Old 11-11-2016, 08:42 PM
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Reason's I'm happy about tRUMP beating the presidency
1. He's not Hillary

2. If you go by his rhetoric, he's not a globalist. He's 'Murrica first.

3. tRUMP created some serious wreckage inside the establishments of both political parties.

4. Other than Dr. Randall Paul, he is the only Republican I've heard mention the 10th amendment and states rights, and returning power to the states as one means to reduce the national bloat.

5. He does recognize the need to secure the Southern Border with Mexico.

6. He channeled his inner Perot when he goes after NAFTA.

7. He doesn't have the NEOCON impulse (which Hillary has) to go to war quickly. He's been heavily critical of President Obama's use of drone strikes with their attendant collateral dambage.

8. He's not John Ellis Bush, He's not Chris Christie, He's not Marco Rubio, He's not Ted Cruz. He's not Hillary Clinton

9. From outward appearances, he passes the good father test.

Things I don't like about tRUMP.

1. Even though he at lest pays lip service to the 10 th amendment and relinquishing authority back to the states he is a nationalist surrounded by nationalists.

2. He's not James Webb.

3. He's not Doctor Randall Paul and certainly not Doctor Ron Paul...
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More of a philosophical musing/meandering than political, but is the Point Break Christmas Sweater the best?
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Yes, a bit "Meme-tastic" but still....

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In this piece Jack Perry opines that the great divide is not North/South (but that divide remains) but that the divide culturally, ethically, morally is Coaster/Inland.

There's a saying that I've heard since my younger days "You got the East Coast, and You got the West Coast, and you got America in between".

Jack Perry envisions, withing ten years, a secession of the "In Between" from the coastal areas. In this sort of sundering, I could imagine the Southern half of Virginia and Points South to the Keys joining in with "in between".

Seeds of Secession
By Jack PerryJanuary 14, 2017



https://www.lewrockwell.com/2017/01/...eds-secession/


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