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by cassowary
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Is South Africa going the way of Zimbabwe?
Replies: 78
Views: 995

Re: Hahaha. I was right. Socialism is failing in S Africa

Cassowary's law: When a people still complain about colonialism, it is a sign that they are a failure. Successful people no longer blame colonialism for their failure; nor do they raise the bogeyman of colonialism as what the S African government is doing here. In fact, successful people don't mind...
by cassowary
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Echoes from the Great Depression may be telling us something
Replies: 60
Views: 772

Re: Echoes from the Great Depression may be telling us something

transcripts-and-maps/dictatorship-fear-united-states]FDR might turn America into a dictatorship[/url]. American paranoia! With the checks and balances incorporated into the US system of government I cannot see how he could have pulled it off. By stacking the Supreme Court with unprecedented new mem...
by cassowary
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Trump's Income Bump
Replies: 8
Views: 105

Re: Trump's Income Bump

All together now: the president of the United States of America does not control the economy! True. There are many factors beyond a President's control. But he has substantial influence. Trump deserves credit for deregulation and persuading Congress to cut taxes. These were promises he made in 2016...
by cassowary
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Trump's Income Bump
Replies: 8
Views: 105

Re: Trump's Income Bump

Trump's Income Bump Remember those warnings of an economic implosion if Donald Trump was elected President? Yes, I do Cassowary. I added my own doubts and misgivings to the pot via this website. It is a credit to both the patriots within the Trump admin.steering the infant president away from makin...
by cassowary
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Trump's Income Bump
Replies: 8
Views: 105

Trump's Income Bump

Trump's Income Bump This is behind a pay wall. So ... Remember those warnings of an economic implosion if Donald Trump was elected President? Well, instead, the economy has broken out of the 2% growth doldrums from 2009-2016, and Barack Obama is suddenly elbowing his way back into the public debate...
by cassowary
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Is South Africa going the way of Zimbabwe?
Replies: 78
Views: 995

Re: Is South Africa going the way of Zimbabwe?

O Sertorio, You have not answered my questions. Is what Marxist leader Julius Malema urging (ie the confiscation of land from the rich) to redistribute to the poor, Socialism? What will happen to the economy when this is done? Land reform may be, in some cases, a socialist policy. But only when it ...
by cassowary
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Echoes from the Great Depression may be telling us something
Replies: 60
Views: 772

Re: Echoes from the Great Depression may be telling us something

By the spring of 1937, production, profits, and wages had regained their 1929 levels. Unemployment remained high, but it was slightly lower than the 25% rate seen in 1933. Unemployment slightly lower than 25%??? Some recovery. For the unemployed, it seems that nothing had changed even though profit...
by cassowary
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Is South Africa going the way of Zimbabwe?
Replies: 78
Views: 995

Hahaha. I was right. Socialism is failing in S Africa

South Africa in Recession After Land Threat: ‘Shocking Drop in Agriculture’ South Africa slid into an official recession Tuesday, as second-quarter growth domestic product (GDP) figures showed a contraction of 0.7% — the second straight quarter of decline. First-quarter figures were revised down, f...
by cassowary
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Let no one say that there aren't any Muslisms trying to reform Islam
Replies: 10
Views: 166

Re: Let no one say that there aren't any Muslisms trying to reform Islam

Islam will only be reformed when the Muslim world stops making so much money from oil. Islam was not reformed before they discovered oil in the Arabian sands. I am not sure that it can be reformed. Certainly, Ali Sina did not think so. The reason is because its Founder was a terrorist. It is hard t...
by cassowary
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Shouldn't the US take in smart people as immigrants?
Replies: 29
Views: 343

Re: Shouldn't the US take in smart people as immigrants?

If you don't want any more foreigners in the US, maybe you should return the favour to the rest of the world and take all your military back to the US, and stop interfering in our affairs. It takes a village. Trump is the most isolationist President in 100 years, and you guys seem to hate him for i...