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by SteveFoerster
Sun Jun 11, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: You don't have to be a communist to admit capitalism is in crisis
Replies: 82
Views: 3160

Re: who said that a higher minimum wage costs jobs?

TESTIMONY In Australia: http://www.smh.com.au/comment/minimum-wage-pay-hikes-dont-cost-jobs-really-20170609-gwo4v5.html and in the USA. http://www.nelp.org/publication/raise-wages-kill-jobs-no-correlation-minimum-wage-increases-employment-levels/ It has long been obvious to me that minimum wage inc...
by SteveFoerster
Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The EU, Brexit, and King Henry VIII
Replies: 18
Views: 1162

Re: The EU, Brexit, and King Henry VIII

I am curious to know what did May give to the DUP in order to win the over. Does anybody know? DUP was already the Conservatives' natural partner in Northern Ireland. They're socially conservative, pro-Brexit, and pro-Union. She's probably have to guarantee that any final deal with the EU leaves a ...
by SteveFoerster
Sat Jun 10, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: UK Elections
Replies: 53
Views: 2122

Re: UK Elections

I believe I was the only member of this forum who believed Jeremy Corbyn would do a lot better than most people expected. They may have forgotten that leftist values are well and alive in the world, and that lots of people have not given up on a socially minded state. Many people - and a majority o...
by SteveFoerster
Sat Jun 10, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The EU, Brexit, and King Henry VIII
Replies: 18
Views: 1162

Re: The EU, Brexit, and King Henry VIII

If so, then she's "happy" in the sense of having just dodged a bullet, and not in the sense of having just had something actually good happen to her.
by SteveFoerster
Fri Jun 09, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: UK Elections
Replies: 53
Views: 2122

Re: UK Elections

I believe I was the only member of this forum who believed Jeremy Corbyn would do a lot better than most people expected. They may have forgotten that leftist values are well and alive in the world, and that lots of people have not given up on a socially minded state. Many people - and a majority o...
by SteveFoerster
Fri Jun 09, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: North Korea threatens nuclear strike on Australia.
Replies: 101
Views: 3962

Re: North Korea threatens nuclear strike on Australia.

Sertorio: you repeatedly make the mistake of presuming that any ally of the United States must necessarily be a client state of the USA with Washington setting the policy agenda. Well, the Soviet Union ran the Warsaw Pact like that but that does not mean that the Western web of alliances is a mirro...
by SteveFoerster
Fri Jun 09, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The EU, Brexit, and King Henry VIII
Replies: 18
Views: 1162

Re: The EU, Brexit, and King Henry VIII

My maternal grandmother was Ulster Scots, so I was aware of the regions fascinating demography. If I recall correctly, though, eventually the Catholics will no no longer be the minority, and then it will be interesting to see what happens. (Hopefully not interesting in the Chinese sense!)
by SteveFoerster
Fri Jun 09, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The EU, Brexit, and King Henry VIII
Replies: 18
Views: 1162

Re: The EU, Brexit, and King Henry VIII

And it turns out that DUP are kingmakers this time around, although through an informal "confidence and supply" agreement rather than through a formal coalition. Good move on their part, as they get to veto anything they don't like, yet aren't responsible if things go awry. Speaking of Northern Irel...
by SteveFoerster
Fri Jun 09, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: UK Elections
Replies: 53
Views: 2122

Re: UK Elections

I believe I was the only member of this forum who believed Jeremy Corbyn would do a lot better than most people expected. They may have forgotten that leftist values are well and alive in the world, and that lots of people have not given up on a socially minded state. Many people - and a majority o...
by SteveFoerster
Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: North Korea threatens nuclear strike on Australia.
Replies: 101
Views: 3962

Re: North Korea threatens nuclear strike on Australia.

Sertorio: you repeatedly make the mistake of presuming that any ally of the United States must necessarily be a client state of the USA with Washington setting the policy agenda. Well, the Soviet Union ran the Warsaw Pact like that but that does not mean that the Western web of alliances is a mirro...