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by SteveFoerster
Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Literature, Arts, and Philosophy
Topic: How did your poor and oppressed get to be so fat?
Replies: 12
Views: 346

Re: How did your poor and oppressed get to be so fat?

tl;dr - "our" poor and oppressed tend to be fat because they're emotional babies....... wahhhh.....;)....... They tend to be obese partly because calorie-dense foods are less expensive in the U.S. (e.g., the McDouble being on the Dollar Menu), and partly because of a negative feedback loop between ...
by SteveFoerster
Sun Dec 24, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 16
Views: 246

Re: Merry Christmas!

It is about time we in the southern hemisphere declared our cultural independence and came up with a bunch of symbols more in harmony with our seasonal cycles. We have for too long symbolically allowed ourselves to be colonised from the overpowering North. Santa wearing short pants in his flying ut...
by SteveFoerster
Sun Dec 24, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Singapore establishment feels threatened by the exercise of democratic rights.
Replies: 62
Views: 936

Re: Singapore establishment feels threatened by the exercise of democratic rights.

Even the mighty U.S. dollar has lost 97% of its purchasing power in the last century. And all of that is a hidden tax. You may not see that as a drawback, but some of us do. Do you believe that it is any different elsewhere in the world, Steve? Who cares? How do average real incomes compare today t...
by SteveFoerster
Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Tax plan raises taxes on liberal states and lowers them for the rest.
Replies: 78
Views: 902

Re: Tax plan raises taxes on liberal states and lowers them for the rest.

I could not care a fruity ***k about Senator Tim Scott's skin colour. But reading the pains he had to go to to entice, cajole & etc other Senators to vote for the budget; I rolled my eyes to heaven and thought " what a way to get together support for the national budget " of all things. With such p...
by SteveFoerster
Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 16
Views: 246

Re: Merry Christmas!

neverfail wrote:
Sat Dec 23, 2017 2:04 pm
Sertorio, down here in the Earth's southern hemisphere, it is now the passing of our SUMMER, not winter, solstice. What do you think about that? :)
It's still Saturnalia, so he's fine!
Wishing everyone a very happy Christmas.
Likewise!
by SteveFoerster
Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Singapore establishment feels threatened by the exercise of democratic rights.
Replies: 62
Views: 936

Re: Singapore establishment feels threatened by the exercise of democratic rights.

Even the mighty U.S. dollar has lost 97% of its purchasing power in the last century. And all of that is a hidden tax. You may not see that as a drawback, but some of us do. Do you believe that it is any different elsewhere in the world, Steve? Who cares? How do average real incomes compare today t...
by SteveFoerster
Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: David Goldman Essays
Topic: David Goldman: Will China overtake the U.S. as the world's leading superpower?
Replies: 7
Views: 281

Re: David Goldman: Will China overtake the U.S. as the world's leading superpower?

neverfail wrote:
Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:37 am
The question I find myself asking, which Mr. Goldman does not satisfactorily answer, is need we fear China?
I'm not afraid at all, and that's not swagger like I think they're weak because I know they're not.
by SteveFoerster
Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Russia conducted mock invasion of NATO countries.
Replies: 2
Views: 69

Re: Russia conducted mock invasion of NATO countries.

This is not alarming. It's the job of a military to be prepared for any contingency.

https://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/09/0 ... a-invasion
by SteveFoerster
Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Tax plan raises taxes on liberal states and lowers them for the rest.
Replies: 78
Views: 902

Re: Tax plan raises taxes on liberal states and lowers them for the rest.

I can only dimly grasp what you and Doc mean by "government picks winners". That does not even remotely coincide with my own experience of government management of our national economy. It seems to me that you are too accustomed over there to the sceptre of a shambolic, ill structured system of gov...