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Comment: I was thinking the exact same thing. (Score 1) 222

Right now my wife and I have an Atari remake, a Neo Geo remake, an Xbox, and an Xbox 360 setup on our tv. I wondered how easy would it be with emulation to make my six month old son progress through video game history in order, like we did growing up. Great idea.

Comment: Re:Can Iowa handle a circus that large? (Score 1) 433

by drfred79 (#48476115) Attached to: Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Considering US Presidential Run
If you understand libertarianism you'd understand that consumer protection and federal education programs are contrary to the libertarian platform. Allowing governments to experiment with those issues at state and local levels is harder for governments, politicians, unions, and corporations to influence than 60 senators. Libertarians are the true populists.

Comment: Re:Gay Sex! Agenda 21. (Score 1) 186

by drfred79 (#48475503) Attached to: How the World's Agricultural Boom Has Changed CO2 Cycles
My bachelor's of science in economics from a reputable university qualifies me to say I know of which I speak.

Germany was suffering from the global recession just like every country but the socialist government chose Keynesian stimulus to try to save the economy. Social upheaval was already fomenting from the loss of jobs but hyperinflation contributed to the social upheaval. Hyperinflation is caused by loss of investor confidence. We use fiat currency based on the trust in value. Overspending decreases trust in a currency. Just look at Greece's woes based on overspending and lack of revenue. Greece's social upheaval was also partly due to a recession and overspending. In both these cases the roots are just the opposite order chain of events then you mentioned.

Anyway. I take the time to refute closed-system people saying things like stupid right wingers, not for your benefit, but for others reading it. If you're reduced to ad hominem attacks against 51% of the country then you're mind is made up, which is fine. Some kids, learning in public schools, have no idea about the bias in public. They might have no idea some people want the government to stop "helping." But since no one benefits from reading this you can have the last word. I won't argue anymore.

Comment: Re:Gay Sex! Agenda 21. (Score 1) 186

by drfred79 (#48468901) Attached to: How the World's Agricultural Boom Has Changed CO2 Cycles
No idea where you got your facts. Your numbers are completely wrong. https://static.nationalpriorit...

Those are OMB numbers. The military budget is part of discretionary spending. Most the social programs are mandatory spending. We spend way more of our budget on social programs combined than the military.


I'm not interested in arguing whether the balance is correct. Hopefully seeing the real numbers gives you a better insight that your idea of the budget is orders of magnitude wrong.

Russia has one aircraft carrier and China has at least one being refurbished from Russia. http://rt.com/news/china-super...

Since the 2014 election the only congressional representatives that are Democrats are Progressives. Greens, liberals, progressives, government unions all vote Democratic. The reason Congressional Democrat's voting record might look center right is because the absolute majority of America is center right. The modestly watered down progressive goal of government run Healthcare caused a huge repudiation of the Democrat's fortunes. America does not want progressive policies that's why Democrats in Congress can't push the ideas.

Ask the Weimar republic how spending out of a recession helps. Or better yet, we just had a huge stimulus. Did that get us out of a recession?

Comment: Re:Gay Sex! Agenda 21. (Score 1) 186

by drfred79 (#48463099) Attached to: How the World's Agricultural Boom Has Changed CO2 Cycles
I'm just glad I didn't fall for a troll. I'd expect a smart conservative to plant a subtle joke like that.

Your argument about external costs in welfare is hard to agree with when no one pays the full budget deficit anyway. If both progressives and conservatives agreed to a balanced budget and we agreed to a compromise on the size of the safety net and size of the military and then raised revenues to match expenditures then I'd agree this is a problem. I think inherently, progressives are worried that if Americans knew the total cost of these expanded welfare programs they wouldn't want them.

But progressives want it both ways. They want to complain that current minimum wage laws are putting people on welfare and then they want to raise welfare poverty level requirements to add more people. That seems like the bigger issue than poor people affording vegetables at Walmart.

Comment: Re:Gay Sex! Agenda 21. (Score 1) 186

by drfred79 (#48450061) Attached to: How the World's Agricultural Boom Has Changed CO2 Cycles

Because rightwingers are too stupid to figure out that if you allow companies to outsource most of their wagebill to the taxpayer then you are getting cheaper goods DESPITE the goods having a lower sticker-price. You're just paying the difference via a rather inefficient middle-man called the government.

Us stupid right wingers didn't ask Jonathan Gruber to draft an unsustainable health care bill. Nor did we ask the Federal government to raise food stamp access to multiple times above the poverty level. Maybe you're trolling but I think you meant "getting more expensive goods DESPITE the goods having a lower sticker price. You could possibly be right if there wasn't a deficit.

Comment: Re:Capitalism. (Score 1) 224

by drfred79 (#48350395) Attached to: Mayday PAC Goes 2 For 8
I agree with you. Capitalism is constantly recycling. But even if the government functioned under the profit motive and distributed it's profits to it's shareholders (the taxpayers) we'ed be in a way better situation. Canada is almost working under this concept. They plan to distribute the surplus to the middle and lower class.

Comment: Re:Wonderful news (Score 1) 334

by drfred79 (#48341495) Attached to: Americans Rejoice At Lower Gas Prices
You do understand the difference between a subsidy and a credit right? The fossil fuel industry is not receiving $40 dollars of every paycheck from the government. They are not having to pay part of the money they earned to the government because of credits that offset the cost of oil exploratory drilling. On the other hand, Fisker, which went bankrupt, received millions in Federal and State low interest loans. This money was never paid back and the taxpayers are on the hook.

Comment: Environmentalism is the new caste system (Score 1) 334

by drfred79 (#48341403) Attached to: Americans Rejoice At Lower Gas Prices
The poor pay a larger percentage of their income to fuel costs. Fracking lowers the cost of fuel. Therefore, I am for fracking because I am not in favor if a caste system. Environmentalists sounds like French pre-revolutionary land owners. They hate when the poor sully their lands with hunting for food.

If a 6600 used paper tape instead of core memory, it would use up tape at about 30 miles/second. -- Grishman, Assembly Language Programming