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Why does everyone keep telling libertarians to move to Somalia.

Somalia is a collapsed socialist state.

They had government healthcare, mandatory public schooling, labor rights, and government owned industrial centers. They were a model much like what the left is asking for today.

So why would so many people recommend it as an example of libertarianism when they have never practiced libertarianism.

A more accurate example of libertarianism would be Hong Kong or Australia.




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There is an awful lot of graft built into the system, and we can afford these things but choose to spend our money elsewhere, like blowing people up or funding genocide
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Afghanistan appoints first female member of their supreme court.
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Turns out Jeb Bush pays taxes in full.

That has me thinking. Has any other presidential candidates done the same? How about in prior elections? Is this so rare that a presidential candidate spent the last decade paying taxes in full?

#incometax #election2016
Jeb Bush released 33 years’ worth of tax returns, a record for a U.S. presidential candidate, and said his total net worth is between $19 million and $22 million.
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"Justice long delayed is justice refused."

Calvin Coolidge, December 3, 1924, State of the Union
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I was reading through some of my old post and realize that I have forgotten a value that contributed to most of my success.

Taking responsibility rather than pointing fingers.

Time to revive that philosophy.
 
What ever happened to the world to make every problem in the world someone else' fault. If we spent as much time fixing our problems as we did pointing fingers we probably wouldn't have these problems.
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Here is my Medicaid cars with my PCP who apparently doesn't take appointments. 
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The money from the law suits went to reserve accounts. The consumers didn't get any of it.

This idea that somehow a small adjustment in the reserves rate and suing a dozen European banks saved our economy is fantasy.

Most of the jobs that are "being created" aren't in sectors that the government has even touched.

Obama gave us back an auto industry in Detroit. He did that. The jobs with government contractors over seas, he did that. The uptick in residential construction, he did that.

He did help, but the other 90% of the jobs were unrelated to anything government did.

If we ever want to make any real, long term, measurable progress on the economy, we first need to except the fact that it has very little to do with law and a lot to do with accounting.
 
"Thanks to Wall Street Reform, there’s finally an independent Consumer Financial Protection Bureau with one mission: to protect American consumers. Already, they’ve gone after predatory or unscrupulous mortgage brokers, student lenders, credit card companies, and they’ve won—putting nearly $11 billion back in the pockets of more than 26 million consumers who’ve been cheated." —President Obama on the 5th anniversary of Wall Street Reform: http://go.wh.gov/Tf7L8g
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This is old, but I feel it just became relevant again. So I'm posting it again.
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"Power is anything which renders somebody capable of doing something. Power is capacity, potential, ability, or wherewithal."

Hannah Pitkin

I'm glad to see that feminism is in high tide again, but sad to think that it may ebb again in the future.

Maybe the biggest debate in feminism today should be how to maintain the pressure. I feel like feminism lobbying should be as constant and consistent as the NRA.

#feminism #power #equalityforall #equality #mutuality  
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Oh snap. I could be in the top one percent with in the decade. Double oh snap. You probably will be too.

How much does it take to be in the top 1%?






$800,000 in assets...

so...

a house worth $350k, two Toyota Prius', and a government pension.

Damn you 6th grade English teachers! Damn you for your corporate greed! We must raise their taxes! Tax the filthy money pigs working for the electrician's union!
As Oxfam predicts that the richest 1% of the world's population will soon have more wealth than the rest, the BBC looks at who exactly is the top 1%.
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This guy has been walking miles to work for a decade. He even has a perfect attendance record. Meanwhile other folks are calling in because there was snow in the next town over.

This guy should be the patron saint of taking care of business.
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