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Forum: Diavlog comments 03-29-2011, 07:30 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,923
Posted By nw111
Re: Full-Frontal Geeky (Karl Smith & Megan McArdle)

I am confused by your statement. How does the Federal Reserve rack up debts? To my knowledge it has no mechanism for borrowing (unless I am totally ignorant of governments financial structure,...
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-18-2011, 12:24 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 26,818
Posted By nw111
Re: Tease Away (Glenn Loury & Ann Althouse)

It takes a nation of millions.... to demagogue.

(See what I did there?)
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-18-2011, 02:00 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 26,818
Posted By nw111
Re: Tease Away (Glenn Loury & Ann Althouse)

Quick, what political activist said:

I'm on the one mission
To get a politician
To honor or he's a gonner
By the time I get to Arizona

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrFOb_f7ubw

Hint: ...
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-16-2011, 12:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,299
Posted By nw111
Re: Science Saturday: Taking the Plunge

This shall be my last word on the subject since I am no expert and we agree on my main point that the current gun control debate is obsessed with side issues.

a) I think you're pushing it a...
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-16-2011, 10:48 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,299
Posted By nw111
Re: Science Saturday: Taking the Plunge

a) I dunno, the Maryland State Constitution for instance:
IV. That all persons invested with the legislative or executive powers of government are the trustees of the public, and, as such,...
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-16-2011, 01:46 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,299
Posted By nw111
Re: Science Saturday: Taking the Plunge

If we're going to have that reasonable discussion we also need to admit to ourselves that the Second Amendment isn't really about hunting or protecting yourself from criminals, but about ensuring...
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-15-2011, 11:27 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 38,424
Posted By nw111
Re: Constitutionally Obligated? It doesn't matter even if it is.

It matters to me if a guy who works for a reasonably respectable institution, and who I would expect to be at least somewhat knowledgeable about such things, aggressively asserts a fact with no...
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-15-2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,299
Posted By nw111
Guns in the home.

This is a bit of a tangent but it's something I've long wondered about and was curious if anyone could help. John mentions the "houses with guns are more likely to have gun violence" statistic. I...
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-15-2011, 11:14 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 38,424
Posted By nw111
Re: Constitutionally Obligated?

I'm not sure there is any federal law, constitution or not, that demands we pay our debts before spending on other things. Maybe somewhere in the fine print of some bill like "The Revenue act of...
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-15-2011, 10:07 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 38,424
Posted By nw111
Constitutionally Obligated?

I admit I don't have the Constitution memorized. But I don't remember, nor was I able to find on quick review, where in the Constitution we are "Constitutionally obligated" to pay debts first. ...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-09-2010, 08:21 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 21,437
Posted By nw111
Re: Inspired Rants (Todd Gitlin & Dave Weigel)

I think, to a certain extent, we are arguing about different things here. (As are the bloggers and Rogoff, in my reading.) Rogoff argues that a burst of inflation will help solve economy-wide...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-09-2010, 03:27 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 21,437
Posted By nw111
Re: Inspired Rants (Todd Gitlin & Dave Weigel)

(I have to say that I'm a little confused by your post as apparently you are by mine.)

All I'm saying is this:
Inflation won't solve our debt problems, for several reasons.

I'll just link to...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-09-2010, 01:34 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 21,437
Posted By nw111
Re: Inspired Rants (Todd Gitlin & Dave Weigel)

frobison: "Fortunately, the U.S. government is not at serious risk of default; after all, it can print money to pay off those debts. That is inflationary, but inflation is quiescent at the moment....
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-09-2010, 01:06 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 21,437
Posted By nw111
Re: Inspired Rants (Todd Gitlin & Dave Weigel)

Dear God I listened to this thing today. The discussion of deficits was shockingly moronic. Weigel somehow comparing it to a home loan? What? Endless borrowing that's been going on almost...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-15-2010, 11:46 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 19,549
Posted By nw111
Re: whoa now, one third?

Thanks. Next time I comment I will try to dive into dingalink glory ;)
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-15-2010, 01:22 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 19,549
Posted By nw111
Re: whoa now, one third?

(Please forgive me if this is a double post, my browser seems weird.)

BornAgain Democrat:

"If these two credentialed academics are wrong about this it will cause me to question their...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-15-2010, 01:18 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 19,549
Posted By nw111
Re: whoa now, one third?

BornAgain Democrat:

"If these two credentialed academics are wrong about this it will cause me to question their intellectual capacity. "

Well, I won't quite go that far, but I think if they...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-14-2010, 12:37 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 19,549
Posted By nw111
whoa now, one third?

Early on one of the speakers claims that 1/3 of African slaves were muslim at the time they were brought here. ( I think it was Mr. Rashid, I listened to this yesterday on mp3 so I'm not 100% sure.)...
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