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    12-10-2017, 04:35 PM
    peb replied to a thread The G.O.P. Is Rotting in The Bilge
    They were not unregulated. And they certainly don't work in the best interest of their customers now. Sent from my BLN-L24 using Tapatalk
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    12-10-2017, 11:00 AM
    peb replied to a thread The G.O.P. Is Rotting in The Bilge
    I agree with almost all of what Brooks said. I will say this small bit in the defense of the GOP tax bill being completely non-partisan. They did...
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    12-08-2017, 09:33 PM
    For quite a while I have considered cars to be utilitarian. They are a machine that's gets me from A to B. I don't need s soul. I want...
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    12-07-2017, 09:58 PM
    peb replied to a thread Bitcoin frenzy in The Bilge
    I agree with all of this. Everyone has their own way of looking at it. But the distiction is important to this investor. Of course any...
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    12-07-2017, 06:56 PM
    Just saw that the latest pew poll puts him at 32%. That's significant as I assume he has around 20 to 25 to ns from Trumpists, not all of whom are...
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    12-07-2017, 06:06 PM
    peb replied to a thread Bitcoin frenzy in The Bilge
    I try do always make the distinction in my mind. I think everyone should. Sent from my BLN-L24 using Tapatalk
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    12-07-2017, 10:21 AM
    peb replied to a thread Bitcoin frenzy in The Bilge
    Norman, I thought no it would be worthwhile for a lot f folks to actually have a thread on the concepts of investing vs speculation vs gambling. ...
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    12-07-2017, 09:54 AM
    peb replied to a thread Bitcoin frenzy in The Bilge
    Ted, I believe this is a very good point also. A very, very good point. As a conservative, and with an admittedly libertarian personality...
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    12-07-2017, 09:50 AM
    peb replied to a thread Bitcoin frenzy in The Bilge
    I agree with this. It is worth while to look at three terms closely: investing, speculation, and gambling There is sometimes a fine line...
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    12-07-2017, 09:30 AM
    peb replied to a thread Bitcoin frenzy in The Bilge
    Very good Paul. I am waiting for someone to enlighten me. And let me add: I don't have a problem with the concept of an actual crypto-currency....
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    12-07-2017, 09:20 AM
    peb replied to a thread Bitcoin frenzy in The Bilge
    Dollars, Euros, etc actually do have an underlying value. It is certainly an intangible value, but it can be readily converted into any goods and...
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    12-07-2017, 09:12 AM
    peb replied to a thread Bitcoin frenzy in The Bilge
    It most certainly is. No one is saying "pay me a salary of X bitcoins". No one is pricing their products for sale in bitcoins. No one is...
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    12-06-2017, 09:30 PM
    peb replied to a thread Bitcoin frenzy in The Bilge
    I don't understand the phenomena at all. Good for you if you have made money trading bitcoins, but I am not upset about the lost opportunity. ...
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    12-06-2017, 05:11 PM
    peb replied to a thread We should be ashamed. in The Bilge
    I'll buy that. I will continue to use the word Trumpists for both, but your logic is sound. Sent from my BLN-L24 using Tapatalk
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    12-06-2017, 02:35 PM
    Super cool.
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    12-06-2017, 02:18 PM
    Yep, he has scheduled an announcement for tomorrow. I doubt it is because he wants to restate is announcement of a couple of Sundays ago. I...
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    12-06-2017, 02:15 PM
    peb replied to a thread We should be ashamed. in The Bilge
    Trumpkins or Trumpists? Its an important question. I think the latter is much more apt, it fits the caudillo goal of Trump very well (eg...
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    12-06-2017, 02:05 PM
    peb replied to a thread I have lost my latke mojo in The Bilge
    I have a similar personal story. Before she died, my first wife typed in a bunch of her recipes into a word document for me as cooking instructions...
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    12-06-2017, 01:57 PM
    peb replied to a thread We should be ashamed. in The Bilge
    Of course you don't put as much weight on it, you don't believe in American Exceptionalism, I do. So I will weight those things responsible for...
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    12-06-2017, 01:54 PM
    peb replied to a thread We should be ashamed. in The Bilge
    Not true. I have talked about things precisely related to so-called "civic assimilation". I would point you to posts 118 and 121. And of...
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    12-06-2017, 01:11 PM
    peb replied to a thread We should be ashamed. in The Bilge
    Keith, don't get me wrong. I know lots of people from Mexico, both living here and still in Mexico, at all levels of the economic spectrum. I...
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    12-06-2017, 12:52 PM
    peb replied to a thread We should be ashamed. in The Bilge
    It is likely that illegal immigration has suppressed wages somewhat on the low, unskilled end of the wage scale. This could easily be remedied with...
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    12-06-2017, 12:42 PM
    peb replied to a thread We should be ashamed. in The Bilge
    Yea, beyond a doubt. I have a great affinity for the Hispanic immigrants I deal with. Hard workers, great family values, and a true...
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    12-06-2017, 12:09 PM
    peb replied to a thread We should be ashamed. in The Bilge
    Paul and Keith please take note. There are still plenty of populists on the left side of the spectrum who are not comfortable with liberal...
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    12-06-2017, 12:08 PM
    peb replied to a thread We should be ashamed. in The Bilge
    At the risk of stereotyping the Hispanic immigrants in our country, this is not likely to happen. Their sense of family responsibility often runs...
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    12-06-2017, 10:54 AM
    peb replied to a thread We should be ashamed. in The Bilge
    George, I get rather tired of your continual pscho-analyzing me that has been going on for months. Everytime I post you feel the urge to opine on...
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    12-06-2017, 10:11 AM
    peb replied to a thread We should be ashamed. in The Bilge
    And you equate these two cases how?
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    12-06-2017, 09:49 AM
    peb replied to a thread We should be ashamed. in The Bilge
    No Paul, I do not. I mean us, as in our whole nation. I happen to have a political memory longer than 11 months, especially on this issue. I...
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    12-06-2017, 09:40 AM
    peb replied to a thread We should be ashamed. in The Bilge
    Nope, I am not ashamed. There are many laws that are just laws in general, but one can find specific cases where the enforcement of the law is...
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    12-06-2017, 09:28 AM
    peb replied to a thread We should be ashamed. in The Bilge
    Well, I started this thread yesterday when I was away from my computer, a typical troll type thread of mine. And since I have been AWOL, but I do...
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