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Thank you for such an informative website and post on the EU debt crisis. This is particularly the case when there seems to be constant and volatile opposition in these weaker EU nations to austerity measures.

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Merry Christmas, Professor Becker and Judge Poser.


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Have you ever had a topic to write about that seems too big to tackle that you can’t even begin to write about it? Well, welcome to my world. I need to send educational supplies to Africa. I know! You have so many questions racing through your head right about now. Let’s just say – all of your questions will be answered in due time. For now, listen to my heart and my passion

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A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.

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One thing that we need to clarify is our terminology in this debate.

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I agree. But the question is the time frame.



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exactly that for years. I liked Jerry Brown's idea better. My fav goveonrr. (he could balance a checkbook! WOW!!!!)When he ran opposite Clinton in 1992, won two primaries in a row, MSM kept him from airwaves (The Mockingbirds of msm killed Brown's candidacy so the CIA candidate, Bill Clinton could win.) What was msm-labeled Governor Moonbeam's idea about the military????We bring home ALL the troops world-wide NOW, close all foreign bases. We bring them back to rebuild America infrastructure. When asked by a breathless Mockingbird what about protecting Europe he said he would leave a small amount and I quote: like a Boy Scout Troop , to wander around making everyone feel good. We already had a presidential candidate that balances budgets. That does not complete highway projects padding donor nest eggs through borrowed money funded projects. There were many many highway off-ramps to nowhere under Brown: no money=no finishie. No tickie=no laundry.Reagan left us broke, Brown then balanced the budget, then sent us real Tax Rebates of SURPLUS BUDGET FUNDS.Stefan, you say government is the problem, and we need to move the center of power away from them into local hands. I agree.I do believe that is what Jefferson had in mind. That was the original document: The Articles of CONfederation. That is Reality, Mr. History Major. Maybe you know better than me: I am just a simple high school grad/history buff.But more to the point: who sends these military bills out, who collects the funds, if not a government??? Who enforces non-payment? How? You have simply changed who we funnel our tax monies to.You are on to something very desperately needed right now Stefan: a non-conflict solution to the looming economic Ice Berg we are on collision course with. Max, have him back, be better prepared to ask questions and have Stefan define HOW to implement.Good on ya both!That the Ideal is not followed, does not mean Stefan and farang are much cleverer then Jefferson, Washington, Henry & Co.It does not. It WAS imperfect, it WAS a piece of paper to delineated Property Rights for Landowners.You're premise Stefan, seems to echo that quite closely.But good on ya, and good on Max for having you on: gee, we had to THINK while we watched, what a novel concept!!Korp Khun Korp!!! Mak mak!!


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stimulus helped. The Wall Street Journal reropted on March 12 that 38 of the 54 economists it surveyed "said the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act boosted growth and mitigated job losses, while six said the legislation had a net negative effect." ABC News: Most on panel of economists "think the economy would be worse" without the stimulus. ABC News reropted on February 18 that "most" of the economists on its panel "think the economy would be worse today without the big aid package, which totaled $787 billion and was signed into law by President Obama on Feb. 17, 2009."NABE: 83 percent say stimulus raised GDP. A February survey of 203 members of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) found that "[e]ighty-three percent believe that GDP is currently higher than it would have been without the 2009 stimulus package (ARRA)."USA Today: Surveyed economists said "stimulus package saved jobs." USA Today reropted on January 25:President Obama's stimulus package saved jobs -- but the government still needs to do more to breathe life into the economy, according to USA TODAY's quarterly survey of 50 economists.Unemployment would have hit 10.8% -- higher than December's 10% rate -- without Obama's $787 billion stimulus program, according to the economists' median estimate. The difference would translate into another 1.2 million lost jobs.


WHOSE BEEN DRIVING MY (PRIVATE) PLANE?fROM THE POLITICOSen. Claire McCaskill has been aggressive in prtmooing oversight and transparency for congressional travel, introducing a reform bill that cracks down on overseas travel for lawmakers. But when it comes to her own domestic flights, the Missouri Democrat has enjoyed friendly skies: She's spent nearly $76,000 in public funds since 2007 to fly on a charter plane she co-owns with her husband and other investors, a POLITICO analysis of public records show. As a senator, McCaskill has flown at least 89 flights chartered by Sunset Cove Associates LLC a company incorporated in 2002 by her husband, St. Louis businessman Joe Shepard, according to records kept by the Missouri Secretary of State's Office. All of those flights were paid for from McCaskill's Senate office budget, raising questions about whether the first-term senator and her husband are using public dollars to partially subsidize their aircraft. After POLITICO contacted McCaskill's office Tuesday about this issue


You're right, Behar was a bad choice. But my three-year old, Assata? Now that she would have crueshd Skelator, no hands down.Skelator: "And who's going to be left holding the bag?The middle class of America."Brotherkomrade: "And?""Oh, don't pay attention to those people in black Ann, they're just gonna escort you to your car."


Not quite in the field of citizen rithgs, but still in the spirit of CITOKATE: the latest edition of the Times Atlas asserts that 15% of Greenland is now ice-free. , say the scientists who study such things.Embarrassing! Still, I'd rather this came out now, rather than from the Heartland Institute in a few years' time, at an inconvenient moment (anyone recall Himalayan glaciers?).

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So, for neither country, is a solution for insolvency in sight. Fortunately, because the future is unforeseeable, despair would be premature.


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