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In 1929, when the stock market crashed, a long sustained depression followed. Since then economists have learned of the need to deficit spend during times of economic crisis or cyclical recession to avoid a depression. In 1987 when the stock market crashed, Ronald Reagan enacted deficit spending (building government debt to keep the flow of money in the economy). Most leading economists believe deficit spending during periods of deep recession is the key to avoiding a long economic depression.
In 1992, a Henny-Penny businessman named Ross Perot ran for president under the mass-hysteria... (more)
She captures images of lemmings attacking yaks in sack races, pilgrims strapping peaches onto the drums of war. Is it a new push to the limits by theNetwork for purity--purity for the old history?
It was, it seems, the jobs they took--a myth cemented as the ideal springboard. Prefrontals measured and fitted for new thinking. The kind of artificial being theHumans allowed--to join the workaday world for acceptance, being acceptable inside the watchtowers.
She doesn't seem to care much about the [fashion online religion medical event="for_me"] society. She doesn't care about iterations... (more)
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We’ve all listened to politicians the last forty or more years saying we must cut our dependence on foreign oil. “We must, I will when I become President, it threatens our very existence if we don’t,” on and on they ramble and go. Well, its 2012, and? The answer is simple, politics. And politics is what’s severely hurting our nation as a whole. Is our addiction to oil hurting our nation? No. It’s our dependence on foreign oil that is. And yes, I watched along with you when the disaster in the gulf made us think, but, accidents do happen, there’s not a perfect... (more)
It’s Glendale, California, early 1930's. Black people know they have to be outside the city limits before dark.
Mama, a civil rights activist before the title had hardly been invented, tells me about the injustice of the so-called “sundown laws.”
Mama tells me about the hardships the sundown laws cause for hardworking people, like the Black maids who work in the big houses in the Rossmoyne district up near the country club. “If they’re not out of town before sundown, they’re harassed by the police, and sometimes they’re picked up and dropped at the city limits. Some of them even... (more)
...from where work plays its last card to fight the sky, where mist is more dead than alive, where fate-defying psycho vibes remain at bay, undelivered.
She hasn't, by any measure of photon or quantum, come far at all, not by the standards of the [green robot advertising sustainability politics="grasp"] systems of the global.
Reviewing her most recent data, she glances the harsh horizon through theWorkhouse window and thinks. It's true, when it comes to the biggest shenanigans, God takes all.
She senses a cool rustic touch in the presence of her newly created... (more)
"Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blindfolded fear." These are the words of Thomas Jefferson, addressed to his Nephew Peter Carr. Jefferson goes on to tell his nephew to never accept the claims of others based on the mere merits of their position or authority: "In fine, I repeat, you must lay aside all prejudice on both sides, and neither believe nor reject anything, because any other persons, or description... (more)
...longer be raising the funds for his or her next campaign They might even think of their electorate Ordinary citizens might get face time with their reps, not at the end of the line behind the lobbyists Campaigns might be a bit duller, since they would all be funded the same And might have to actually focus on the issues As a matter of fact, politicians might have to keep at least some of their promises, or hell, they just might not get reelected! And politics might not have the same draw to the scumbag personalities it now seems to attract in such hordes. And what would be wrong with that? (more)
When I take timeout I have to climb a mountain of emails on my return. It takes a while to catch up and to respond. But on this occasion there was one that quickly caught my attention and spurred my intellect.
Sent by a friend who shares my general political outlook, it was a link to a YouTube video, a documentary about the Frankfurt School of Critical Theory and the evolution of political correctness, with particular regard to the United States.
In The World Crisis, his book about the causes and course of the First World War, Winston Churchill, in a particularly memorable simile,... (more)
In a year that just was, we saw an almost endless parade of change; it’s as if revolution and upheaval is the birthright of new centuries. We look out in the world as viewed from our own little corner, and pass judgement. Arguments ensue en mass regarding the meaning and worth of all the changes we see sweeping across the earth.
Problem is of course that it isn’t really change at all, just a year when the litany of forces that constantly animate all human discourse find new and temporary equilibriums. Sometimes it seems like the breaking of a tectonic fault line, a seismic slip that... (more)
India, like China, is a country to watch. If this is to be the Chinese century it’s just as likely to be the Indian one. This is a country that Gandhi would scarcely recognise; a country of rapid economic growth, of new technologies and gleaming skyscrapers; it’s a country of call-centres and Bollywood starlets, of glamour, fashion and high-living; it’s a country of the future.
There are problems; of course, not least of which is atrocious levels of corruption. This led to a series of protests beginning in the spring, with people coming out in support of Anna Hazare, an activist very... (more)