America has not spent into oblivion. Starting with Reagan and continuing with both Bushes, the GOP has borrowed us into oblivion.
Clinton, who joined the GOP in repealing Glass-Stegal (sp?), left a surplus. Bush Two spent that surplus.
"Gallup's Mirror, the GOP (the Party) has not pushed hard for Creationism.
Evangelical xians, who Reagan invited into the GOP and who now control most state GOPs, are pushing hard and creatively. Their most recent legislative efforts are prose…"
"I oppose unlimited democracy." You oppose what does not exist.
Humans decide what to have for dinner. Wolves and sheep don't.
Democracy and fetish? The magical connotation of "fetish" makes it and a…"
"Unseen, you drew an wrong conclusion.
I wasn't putting people out of work. I'm the only one of seven men I knew personally who survived at attempt on my employment. My immediate manager at Honeywell botched the job so badly that I had…"
"There is no one socialism; each differs from the others by the amount of government control.
Similarly, there is no one capitalism. They differ by the amount of government regulation.
I'm not persuaded that we here know what kind of either we…"
"I was a Repub in Arizona in the 1970s and heard Goldwater speak to activists. In immigrant issues he may have had a bit of conscience, but a history of the Party (Rule and Ruin, by Kabaservice) says that in the early 1960s he played a major part in…"
"Strega, I'm puzzled. Where in what I wrote did you see a shred of military or any other kind of patriotism? I long ago stopped pledging allegiance to a piece of cloth. Have you stopped? If not, why not?
Wrong? It's more than wrong. It…"
"Alright, archaeopteryx, let's do it publicly.
You appear to not know, or you consider it unimportant, that in March of 1945, a one-night firebombing raid on Tokyo burned to death or suffocated thousands more people than the atom bomb instantly…"
"Interestingly, Tom, I was glancing through the posts on a thread today, and noticed one of my own with just the letter:
-- nothing else - I would have no occasion to write the letter, "B" and just let it stand alone, so I must assume…"
"I've been to a war and survived it.
Before we ban nuclear weapons, think on this: FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ALL OF HUMAN HISTORY, a general nuclear war will result in the destruction of people who profit from war.
The profit-takers' fear of…"
Quit Catholicism circa 1957 for agnosticism. Quit that about three years ago for atheism.
US Navy shipboard electrician in Korean War; Degree in math and economics Univ. of Florida; retired from mainframe computer manufacturing.
Politically Progressive (left of liberlaism).
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Well-meaning parents with limited horizons because they'd grown up during the 1930s Depression told me I was going to college because I was too lazy to get a job. I tossed them and their religion from my life. I later realized that 12 years in Catholic schools had made a traumatic departure necessary.
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Interestingly, Tom, I was glancing through the posts on a thread today, and noticed one of my own with just the letter:
-- nothing else - I would have no occasion to write the letter, "B" and just let it stand alone, so I must assume something happened to rest of it as well. I'm wondering if possibly TA's server/servers has/have a bug of some kind?