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    08-18-2022, 08:16 PM
    so, he's represented by a trusty?
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    08-18-2022, 03:50 PM
    johnw replied to a thread Socialism in The Bilge
    Quit squirming, as Sandtown has said, all actual nations have mixed economies. Social ownership of an enterprise is socialism, regardless of how much...
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    08-18-2022, 03:29 PM
    johnw replied to a thread Socialism in The Bilge
    This makes no sense. Human beings make new things all the time, and once they have the object, they feel a need to name it. this allows them to talk...
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    08-17-2022, 01:04 PM
    johnw replied to a thread Ukraine in The Bilge
    He's not necessarily in a corner. He could just pull his troops out. That's how the Soviets and the Americans got out of Afghanistan, that's how...
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    08-17-2022, 01:01 PM
    johnw replied to a thread Ukraine in The Bilge
    You mean, a great power came in claiming it would bring peace, failed, admitted its failure, and left? Russia has not admitted its failure and left.
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    08-16-2022, 08:32 PM
    There is always prosecutorial discretion. It might have spared Trump if he'd stopped short of all he's done.
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    08-16-2022, 01:54 PM
    johnw replied to a thread Socialism in The Bilge
    We can call it socialist because we now possess the vocabulary to do so. Honestly, are you reading my posts? Did you read Tom's posts about mammoths?...
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    08-16-2022, 01:16 PM
    Can't find who built it.
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    08-15-2022, 03:14 PM
    My take is that he's left plenty of evidence of his crimes, but wasn't prosecuted because he was president. Now it's taking some time to catch up,...
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    08-15-2022, 01:05 PM
    johnw replied to a thread Socialism in The Bilge
    This is getting boring. Of course Franklin never called the post office socialist, the word as we now use it hadn't been invented, and markets had...
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    08-15-2022, 01:00 PM
    johnw replied to a thread Socialism in The Bilge
    I should have said, the Marxists I have personally met.
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    08-14-2022, 05:08 PM
    johnw replied to a thread Socialism in The Bilge
    When Social Security passed, the right called it socialism. When Medicare passed, the right called it socialism. Were they wrong? Your definition...
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    08-14-2022, 01:57 PM
    johnw replied to a thread MTG: anti-Christian in The Bilge
    That's the problem with a state religion, isn't it? You get arguments about who is really a Christian. Rick Santorum has already argued that...
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    08-14-2022, 01:44 PM
    johnw replied to a thread Scot Bell in The Bilge
    I, too, am a fan.
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    08-14-2022, 01:05 PM
    johnw replied to a thread Socialism in The Bilge
    I refer you to post #291. We can refer to things that existed before we invented the term. In fact, we invent the terms because there is something to...
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    08-13-2022, 03:56 PM
    johnw replied to a thread Socialism in The Bilge
    That's not an argument, it's a non sequitur. When the United States Lighthouse Service was established in 1789, it was a public enterprise, whereas...
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    08-13-2022, 02:44 PM
    johnw replied to a thread Socialism in The Bilge
    The U.S. constitution does not dictate any particular form of economic organization, although it did allow for the rather primitive form of economic...
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    08-13-2022, 12:17 PM
    johnw replied to a thread Mar a Largo in The Bilge
    The crisis is about whether we will continue to have the rule of law rather than simple assertions of power. They need to follow all the legal...
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    08-12-2022, 11:37 PM
    Our ideas about what is obscene are changing. The f-bomb seems less obscene than laughing about the murder of children.
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    08-12-2022, 10:48 PM
    johnw replied to a thread Trump is Toast in The Bilge
    Stealing top secret documents and not returning them when asked is enough to get most of us jail time, even if they can't prove he passed them on to...
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    08-12-2022, 05:43 PM
    johnw replied to a thread Ukraine in The Bilge
    Russia says that's an accident. I guess someone threw away a cigarette and it caused all that damage. Russian cigarettes must be something!
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    08-12-2022, 02:48 PM
    they support him because opposing him is a career-ending act. Profiles in Cowardice. Those who opposed him early on came to the realization that...
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    08-12-2022, 02:36 PM
    johnw replied to a thread Mar a Largo in The Bilge
    Well, if Trump violated the Espionage Act, I'm sure Woodpile will be chanting 'lock him up!'
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    08-12-2022, 02:34 PM
    Maybe they didn't think engineers could do math.
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    08-12-2022, 01:13 PM
    johnw replied to a thread Mar a Largo in The Bilge
    Clinton looks a lot better than Trump. Never expected that when he was in office and eating junk food.
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    08-12-2022, 01:11 PM
    So, why post it here? Does it somehow relate to Trump stealing government secrets and keeping them even after getting a subpoena?
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    08-12-2022, 12:11 PM
    Are you claiming that Obama took 30,000 pages of documents with him when he left the White House and did not return them when subpoenas were issued,...
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    08-12-2022, 12:05 PM
    The stupid...it burns!
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    08-12-2022, 12:02 PM
    johnw replied to a thread Socialism in The Bilge
    The founders were well versed in the classics, as were Locke and other liberal theorists. They had also studied the history of the Greek city states...
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    08-12-2022, 11:50 AM
    johnw replied to a thread Mar a Largo in The Bilge
    Trump will likely live another decade. Once he's in prison, life will be less stressful and his diet will be better.
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