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Forum: Worldly Talk Jul 3 '12, 8:15pm
Replies: 511
Views: 11,737
Posted By Squeak
Actually, since socialism involves government...

Actually, since socialism involves government takeover of private industry, it is pretty much black and white. Obviously, the word 'socialism' is a pejorative in the US - and it is not my intent to...
Forum: Worldly Talk May 29 '12, 2:34am
Replies: 72
Views: 2,903
Posted By Squeak
The issue is that individual countries don't have...

The issue is that individual countries don't have the option of depreciating their currency or not.
As it is right now, Germans are putting off their retirement from 65 to 67 so that Greeks can...
Forum: Worldly Talk May 29 '12, 12:36am
Replies: 72
Views: 2,903
Posted By Squeak
The US has massive problems as relates to the...

The US has massive problems as relates to the budget, but this is really a different topic. The US is on a destructive course that will have massive ramifications if not fixed. However, the US has...
Forum: Creative Corner May 23 '12, 8:25pm
Replies: 5
Views: 4,028
Posted By Squeak
Thanks... The sad part is that it was entirely...

Thanks... The sad part is that it was entirely true -- happened about 2 weeks ago.

As soon as I was finished with the massage I sat down and wrote this.
Forum: General Discussion May 23 '12, 6:02pm
Replies: 181
Views: 4,217
Posted By Squeak
If money is no object Beer - Chimay Grand...

If money is no object

Beer - Chimay Grand Trappist Reserve, Blue Label

Liquor - MacCallen 30 year single malt

Wine/Champagne - Can't stand the stuff. Martinelli's sparkling cider is good.
...
Forum: Creative Corner May 23 '12, 5:07pm
Replies: 5
Views: 4,028
Posted By Squeak
Chinese Massage - A short, true story

MY FIRST CHINESE MASSAGE

OK, for those of you who know me, you know I travel quite a bit. I thrive on new things, things Ive never had the chance to experience and there are few things I wont...
Forum: Archive Mar 23 '12, 6:06am
Replies: 407
Views: 3,641
Posted By Squeak
I go twice a year for 2 weeks, so i'm very...

I go twice a year for 2 weeks, so i'm very familiar with the set-up. I get wifi at one hotel, but the other hotel is sporadic at best.

My blackberry used to work, but now I have a different...
Forum: Archive Mar 22 '12, 4:58pm
Replies: 407
Views: 3,641
Posted By Squeak
Here, but travelling like a wild man. Going to...

Here, but travelling like a wild man. Going to China in late April/mid May for 3 weeks.
Posting will slow when I'm there, unless my iPad doesn't work --- and then it'll stop during that time.
Forum: Worldly Talk Mar 20 '12, 4:00pm
Replies: 33
Views: 1,320
Posted By Squeak
The old blue laws, as well as the use of "under...

The old blue laws, as well as the use of "under God" in tne pledge and 'IN God We Trust" on our money are a few vestigile examples of religion in politics. But those are very, very minor examples...
Forum: Worldly Talk Mar 20 '12, 12:59pm
Replies: 33
Views: 1,320
Posted By Squeak
1. Religion itself plays little/no role in...

1. Religion itself plays little/no role in government. It does, however, have a major impact on the values of lawmakers and the voting public.

2. The current status quo is about right. We have...
Forum: Archive Mar 19 '12, 6:12pm
Replies: 563
Views: 4,289
Posted By Squeak
"BIG BAD CHICKEN COMING!" Tryska yells,...

"BIG BAD CHICKEN COMING!" Tryska yells, simplifying it for the others in the event they did not understand what a 'corsair' was.
The crone licks her lips at the thought of such a large bird, but...
Forum: Archive Mar 17 '12, 5:13pm
Replies: 563
Views: 4,289
Posted By Squeak
Tryska keeps to herself for the next few hours,...

Tryska keeps to herself for the next few hours, remaining unusually quiet - even to Jack. She spends most of her time at the prow of the ship, staring out into the open waves.

She did stop and...
Forum: Archive Mar 12 '12, 3:39am
Replies: 563
Views: 4,289
Posted By Squeak
"Tryska 'ways good" she replies unflinchingly,...

"Tryska 'ways good" she replies unflinchingly, her left eye fluttering as her right eye locks firmly upon the ship's lookout.

Pausing to clear her throat, the crone pushes the lookout aside as she...
Forum: Archive Mar 10 '12, 4:45am
Replies: 1,082
Views: 12,526
Posted By Squeak
So -- Darryen and Dalar... ...

So -- Darryen and Dalar...

Unfortutatley/Fortunately you've built a strong following. I'm depending on you to not let us down :)
We'll be here when life gets to 'more normal'
Forum: Archive Mar 8 '12, 4:50am
Replies: 1,082
Views: 12,526
Posted By Squeak
Nope. But I'll be ready on Friday. Work is...

Nope. But I'll be ready on Friday.

Work is kickin mae arse.
Forum: Worldly Talk Mar 4 '12, 2:37pm
Replies: 38
Views: 1,175
Posted By Squeak
There is no reason to underbid the contract. Bid...

There is no reason to underbid the contract. Bid fairly and take the bribe money in addition. That the way normal politicians do it.
Forum: Worldly Talk Feb 29 '12, 5:43am
Replies: 281
Views: 5,974
Posted By Squeak
I never suggested freezing taxes. Actually, what...

I never suggested freezing taxes. Actually, what I suggested doesn't have anything to do with taxes -- just spending. I did lock it to a percent of GDP. However, since GDP goes up every year, so...
Forum: Archive Feb 29 '12, 4:48am
Replies: 407
Views: 3,641
Posted By Squeak
Cool. Welcome back DA. Game is great so far...

Cool. Welcome back DA.

Game is great so far -- enjoying it!
Forum: Worldly Talk Feb 29 '12, 4:38am
Replies: 281
Views: 5,974
Posted By Squeak
I don't care who it includes, if it's decisions...

I don't care who it includes, if it's decisions aren't binding, there is no chance of anything happening in this commission.

If they don't fit into the budget, they aren't sustainable. Please...
Forum: Worldly Talk Feb 29 '12, 2:46am
Replies: 281
Views: 5,974
Posted By Squeak
Where did you come up with that? It is...

Where did you come up with that? It is completely false on several counts.

#1 - There is no requirement to go into deficit spending in Keynesian economics. Ideally, you should have a rainy day...
Forum: Worldly Talk Feb 29 '12, 2:18am
Replies: 281
Views: 5,974
Posted By Squeak
Oh -- well, if we have a commission taking care...

Oh -- well, if we have a commission taking care of it, I guess there is no reason for us to worry. ~

And Ben is right. There is no requirement for the government to pass a balance budget, and...
Forum: Worldly Talk Feb 28 '12, 5:06pm
Replies: 281
Views: 5,974
Posted By Squeak
The signed bill was a compromise. Republicans...

The signed bill was a compromise. Republicans wanted offsetting tax cuts and didn't get them. In my mind, extending this was stupid.

As far as tax increase, the only thing Obama has suggested is...
Forum: Worldly Talk Feb 28 '12, 3:52pm
Replies: 281
Views: 5,974
Posted By Squeak
Sure. You continue to blame Bush, but...

Sure.

You continue to blame Bush, but haven't come up with a single thing that Obama has done to improve things. In fact, he has expanded the bad programs of the last couple years of the Bush...
Forum: Worldly Talk Feb 28 '12, 12:13am
Replies: 281
Views: 5,974
Posted By Squeak
I think you are confused on what Keynesian...

I think you are confused on what Keynesian economics is supposed to do. It is supposed to make the bad times less bad and the good times less good. Suggesting that it is responsible for the good...
Forum: Worldly Talk Feb 27 '12, 10:47pm
Replies: 281
Views: 5,974
Posted By Squeak
Actually, I agree with the theory that the...

Actually, I agree with the theory that the banking system needs to be maintained. Capital needs to remain flowing, which is why I am think government regulation of banks is a good thing. It isn't...
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