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"Despite the cautionary tale of Rome, building walls, both literal and figurative, has remained a habit of great powers in decline -- the fateful course taken not only by Ming China, but also Soviet Russia, and even Great Britain.
Sadly, many Americans are all too eager to repeat history."
Today's immigration debate has an eerie precedent in the mistakes that brought down great empires from Rome to Britain.
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"I know it sounds harsh to say that Republicans opposed QE in large part out of fear that it would work, and deliver a success to a president they hated. I mean, the next thing you know I’ll be accusing them of crazy things they would never do, like deliberately trying to undermine delicate nuclear negotiations. Oh, wait. "

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“Of course, like every other man of intelligence and education I do believe in organic evolution. It surprises me that at this late date such questions should be raised.”  ~ Woodrow Wilson,  in 1922
#evolution #scottwalker  
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For example: Derp Derp Derp
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This, this is just beautiful. Rugged individualism at its finest.
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mfw I circle someone, only to realize that I can't comment on their posts unless they circle me back ... and they never will circle me.
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Why Rand Paul doesn't have a chance of getting elected President:

"There ought in principle, you might think, be people who are pro-gay-marriage and civil rights in general, but opposed to government retirement and health care programs — that is, libertarians — but there are actually very few."
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A spot-on comment on Krugman's post:
"Libertarianism is the political philosophy of the well-to-do teenager: things are going pretty well for me, and they'd be even better if you'd just leave me alone and stop asking me to help out with the chores."
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“The presence of those seeking the truth is infinitely to be preferred to the presence of those who think they’ve found it.” ~ Terry Pratchett
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'The government cannot go on living beyond its means.’ This seems common sense, so when someone puts forward the view that just now austerity is harmful, and should wait until times are better, it appears fanciful and too good to be true. Why would the government be putting us through all this if it didn’t have to?'
‘The government cannot go on living beyond its means.’ This seems common sense, so when someone puts forward the view that just now austerity is harmful, and should wait until times are better, it appears fanciful and too good to be true. Why would the government be putting us through . . .
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The economics that govern a family's finances do not apply to a nation.  More specifically, a government which prints its own money cannot "live beyond its means".
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Kreislaufzusammenbruch sounds way worse than it is
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Former twidget and NetWare bigot, hoping to one day retire from IT and become a natural builder and/or layabout.
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