Exactly according to plan.
That plan was marketed as "Reagonimics".
It's only one of many reasons that fascist traitor should have been hung.
Exactly according to plan.
Big blue room, day star.
Been there done that.
If the US did play entirely by the rules, the USSR would win the Cold War.
So you're saying that capitalism can't win on its own merits?
Interesting viewpoint from somebody who supports a genocidal sociopath like Kissinger.
my guess is that you're talking about an stampede of Unicrons.
Now that post was just unicorny.
I look at it, and the chances for each event are just too high to say that it's been a run of good luck for life on Earth in my opinion, hence why I believe the existence of God despite virtually no evidence of any kind of prove otherwise.
Except it is a fact that your god must then necessarily be less likely than all the rest of it put together demonstrating once again that while it is possible to be a religious person and be rational in some aspects of your life it is not possible to be rational when discussing your religion.
Sanity goes straight out the window. All you said is that you believe because you really really want to believe.
Your so called arguments are complete crap as are all arguments for god. Were it on a different topic you'd probably see the glaringly obvious holes in your reasoning, but you missed it in your blind spot.
That's why religion is trash. It requires pissing in the face of your own rationality to think it's at all reasonable.
You'd probably be better off randomly firing X percent of your company. You'd keep a lot of the good people and they wouldn't feel alienated.
Taking everything into account, that might be the optimal strategy.
Worst case scenario everyone left gets a gambler's high, feels relief and those of faith feel blessed by their deity.
Morale would jump, new connections would be made between people all in the elated state leading to new ideas and interest.
That could easily make up for the downside of losing a few top notch people.
A really bad dice roll could screw you, but maybe rig the game a tiny bit...no losing an entire department or it's a re-roll, say. The firewall's down...Derp! we have nobody who knows networks...or any of the passwords.
You'd have to include the entire board and all levels of management in the pool to get the full effect though.
No, you're spouting the religious delusions fed to you by those holding the reins.
The insignificant fleas that ride on the back of the state are just that: tiny.
As is a man on the back of a horse.
To understand reality, one must understand its rules
Which is that he who holds the reins steers the horse.
To even mention things like the 'Koch brothers' in the face of such an enormous monstrosity like the state is an admission of psychological defense.
Their PR people wrote the tripe you're spouting as they hold the reins.
To understand the world, one must call things by their proper name; the actor responsible for waving guns around, terrorizing innocent people is the one responsible for the evil.
No, the doughnut munching dipshits waving the guns are the employees of the employees of the evil you decry.
Either you have a government to restrain that nonsense, or you have that nonsense which is your new government.
The only question is whether and how much input you have or whether, as you promote, you never have any by design.
Even though I'm in no way a libertarian (I feel their beliefs would end up with a return to feudalism)
Pure Classical Liberalism is pretty much summed up by, We hold these truths to be self-evident that all people are created equal (under the law).
Left and right are best defined by the ways in which they oppose this ideal.
The left says, "I agree, but the power of the state must be used to promote this equality."
*Extreme* leftism has problems such as:
Everyone is equally poor.
Some pigs are more equal than others.
The right in any way shape or form has problems such as:
I was born better than you and therefore you should serve me.
The canonical example of the right and why right and left are defined as they are is the pre-revolutionary French Assembly.
The representatives of the church, crown and aristocracy sat on the right. The representatives of the people sat on the left.
When Liberalism ( the principle upon which modern western society is premised) was proposed it was, literally, revolutionary.
"Conservative" as a political term was coined to mean "Anti-Liberal" in that sense of Liberal.
It has never changed in meaning.
Pure Liberalism is an unstable equilibrium. It's in a sense like trying to balance a pencil on its point. Maybe you can do it for a moment, but it will fall over given the slightest push.
The difference between Liberalism and a pencil on its point is that pure Liberalism will always fall to the right.
This is the fundamental flaw in Libertarianism/Randroidism and other such childish ideas.
Right wing / conservative politics are by definition driven toward the goal of creating a society where the elite are kept in place by the design of the system and the rest of the people exist for their purposes.
We're not serfs laboring on farms, so *neo*-feudalism is a better term in my opinion. Close enough though and it's why what you're saying isn't just a "feeling", it's the way things naturally will always be without active intervention to prevent it from happening.
All you have to do is look at how things have always been and how they've always gone if they ever moved away from that position.
Third, it encouraged me to develop abstract thinking. Math class was supposed to do this, but really it did not. That was learned in computer classes.
Learning mathematics will absolutely develop abstract thinking and critical thinking. It really goes into overdrive at the college level...especially studying mathematics as opposed to taking college level mathematics courses. Even the "real" calculus courses...that the physicists and engineers and such take alongside people studying math are mostly how to do calculations rather than how to do abstract reasoning. Note, this is in no way intended as a slight against physicists and engineers. They learn how to work with more advanced mathematics that most mathematicians don't even learn about until later in their education. I'm just talking the basic undergrad calc series excluding business calc because that's even more dumbed down.
Programming develops those muscles but with a built in reward system which is much more visceral and more easily achievable at earlier stages.
Proving that sqrt(2) is irrational requires abstract reasoning, but it's easy to do with high school level mathematics, however while I thought it was totally bitchin' I understand most people would probably slog through it without giving a shit.
Seeing things displayed in vivid color on the magic box due to one's own actions and growing understanding, I believe, would induce a wow factor in a much wider range of people and is achievable with much less "boring" prep work.
I wouldn't be surprised if a bunch of TSA workers end up with cancer that were operating these machines.
At least it's not all bad.
But, even if your system in Canada is better, by some metric of measuring health care, I still do not want our inept federal government messing up what health care we do have.
So you'd prefer insurance company death panels doing it for a profit?
That's why we pay so much more per capita for less health care.
And I want ZOMG PONIEEEESSS!!!!! the video game. But not some silly kids game. Make it a fully brutal gore soaked slasher.