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Forum: General comments on Bloggingheads.tv 02-01-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,978
Posted By cragger
Re: holy cannoli

Truly the key to appreciating this thread, and it's previous iterations. Sometimes I think this is all either an elaborate troll or a deliberate attempt to show the silliness of various denialist...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 01-04-2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,095
Posted By cragger
Precognition!

I've seen a vision of the future! Having typed in a semi-coherent reply to Ocean in one of the "Bromance" subthreads regarding the pathetic state of electoral options, I was (probably well) greeted...
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-04-2012, 11:45 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 19,188
Posted By cragger
Re: advice from Ron Paul

Rewatching a clip of the event I agree that "stormed out" is excessive and inaccurate. I should have just said "left in a huff."
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-02-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 19,188
Posted By cragger
Re: advice from Ron Paul

As noted in an earlier post, I think Ron Paul's disavowal of the racist garbage published in his newsletters rings hollow. I also think his storming out of an interview in a huff when asked about...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-30-2011, 11:40 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 19,188
Posted By cragger
Re: advice from Ron Paul

Paul has a credibility problem in trying to deny knowledge of the racist screeds published in his newsletters. It's not as though it's just a matter of hypersensitive reaction to an objectional word...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 12-15-2011, 01:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 818
Posted By cragger
Re: TNC and Muscular Empathy

Another good post by Mr. Coates. He might be a little more polite than I would be in attributing typical reactions to benevolent and unintentional self-aggrandizement. The barstool braggadocio of...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 12-09-2011, 05:36 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,159
Posted By cragger
Re: misty eyes

Perhaps the mention of France won't do it, but this display of reading comprehension within these precincts could. While you and everyone else are free to try to explain posts, and indeed could try...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 12-09-2011, 01:16 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,159
Posted By cragger
Re: Whitewashing The Civil War

Coates' article is indeed excellent.

The whitewashing of the Civil War, not only in the racial sense that Coates centers on but also in a moral sense, seems to speak to a widespread inability or...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 12-02-2011, 09:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 538
Posted By cragger
Martial law?

I believe the Senate has voted to keep this in the defense budget bill and passed it with bipartisan support (44R + 17D to keep provision in bill). It seems to me that however much or little the...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 12-02-2011, 08:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By cragger
Re: They hate us for our freedom.

Real Americans (TM) know that freedom of assembly was snuck into the First Amendment by socialists.
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-29-2011, 10:37 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 21,874
Posted By cragger
Re: Robert Wright & Heather Hurlburt

Ah lad. I appended my brief interjection to Baz's against what passes for my better judgement, perhaps weakened by your previous comment that implied an interest in what readers thought of the...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-29-2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 21,874
Posted By cragger
Re: Robert Wright & Heather Hurlburt

For all his self-reported deep thinking about the matter Ray has come to the, dare I say, playground-level view that the Israeli government are the good guys and the Palestinians are the bad guys and...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-21-2011, 05:27 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 11,036
Posted By cragger
Re: Values Destroyed: The Fringe Edition

Sorry, but that distinction doesn't seem particularly informative beyond suggesting that those things that you or your favored interests don't want are due the "far left, fringe" label. ...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-20-2011, 11:06 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 11,036
Posted By cragger
Re: Values Destroyed: The Fringe Edition

How odd that something as inherently small-c conservative as preservation of the biosphere that supports human life is considered a far left fringe idea. Or perhaps it's opposition to wealthy elites...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-07-2011, 01:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,981
Posted By cragger
Re: Neat,clear,tidy, and probably wrong

This argument is fallacious, presumably deliberately so. It is the intellectual equivalent of arguing that Jews were dying back in the Middle Ages long before Nazis existed, so why should we believe...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 10-29-2011, 02:12 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 8,148
Posted By cragger
Re: Maybe this bit of income equalization...

I should add a caveat to what I said, that relates to the question of payouts exceeding contributions. I know, just when it seemed safe to look at the forums. But -

It is of course possible to...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 10-28-2011, 11:51 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 8,148
Posted By cragger
Re: Maybe this bit of income equalization...

As I said, I've nothing more that could be productively added to the nomenclature question. I'm sure many would argue it would have been improved had I said less. By all means call FICA a tax.

I...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 10-28-2011, 08:17 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 8,148
Posted By cragger
Re: Maybe this bit of income equalization...

I'm not sure that the majority of your coments conflict with my statement that I think the terminology in use depends on the agenda of the user at that time. You point to people excluding FICA to...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 10-28-2011, 12:48 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 8,148
Posted By cragger
Re: Maybe this bit of income equalization...

I understand that technically the use of the term "entitlement" is as you say neutral, as "under terms of this contract, each party is entitled to ....". I think however that as you previously...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 10-27-2011, 08:47 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 8,148
Posted By cragger
Re: Maybe this bit of income equalization...

The system as I understand it involves deduction of payments from each paycheck (most) people receive, these funds flowing into the program. At some point, the wage earner accrues a contribution...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 10-27-2011, 05:20 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 8,148
Posted By cragger
Re: Maybe this bit of income equalization...

This entire framing of Social Security as an "entitlement" paid through general taxation strikes me as entirely disengenuous. Handy no doubt to invoke an image of lazy whiners sitting around...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 10-24-2011, 05:51 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 8,148
Posted By cragger
Re: Maybe this bit of income equalization...

The unattended children question isn't just one of single parent households. US median household income is reportedly in the $47-50k range. This is noticably higher than the median individual...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 10-19-2011, 03:04 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 8,148
Posted By cragger
Re: Occupy Wall St. - Right to be Unhappy, Wrong about Everything Else

I think both of these points of view are essentially correct. There is a lot more going on than changes in the tax code, but those have had significant effects. Under the ongoing economic system,...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 10-17-2011, 11:59 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 8,148
Posted By cragger
Re: Occupy Wall St. - Right to be Unhappy, Wrong about Everything Else

In addition to the money=speech and therefore political power issue, I think it is equally as basic and profound that in our society and system, money=property and property=rights. To have money and...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-15-2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 16,612
Posted By cragger
Re: Darwinism and Libertarianism (Matt Welch & Robert Frank)

While I agree with your skepticism about the societal benefits accruing from the fact that daddy bought junior a fancy suit to interview in, I think this discussion has lost view of the forest. The...
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