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24-Nov-2011, 05:50 PM #1021
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Such an intelligent business decision, make business decisions based upon politics, brilliant!
That's actually what's been happening for quite some time. Leaving aside an unsavory economic atmosphere for the moment, the crux of investment (domestic or foreign) not happening, lies in the simple fact that the US are considered politically bankrupt. As in ungoverned and clearly ungovernable.

It didn't take the Supercommittee failing to confirm that but it helped.

General perception from afar is that everything is more about saving one's own sacred bovines and trying to force the other side to sacrifice theirs, than about any even halfway intelligent move towards addressing problems of the economy.

And (I never tire) BOTH sides are equally guilty of it.

Who wants to invest in an area where parameters of factuality are constantly sacrificed on the altars of ideology, power maintenance or achievement? By all sides concerned?

Well, protesting against the banks, even deserving as they are, is a nice distraction.

And, much as this may sound disturbing to some, it doesn't matter a darn who wins the next elections. Not in light of this atrocious situation, if it continues (whoever makes the White House next year).
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24-Nov-2011, 05:50 PM #1022
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Yea , if Obamacare gets overturned in July by the Supreme Court and the economy is bad Obama could be toast
That may be true in your world, but in the real world.......................
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24-Nov-2011, 05:51 PM #1023
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When the "best" opponent is Mitt "the flipper" Romney, there is little to worry about. Combine that with a Congressional approval rate of 9%, and it's a foregone conclusion.

However, none of this will matter if things continue as they have since 2008, we're all doomed.
Not since 2008, eggy. Long before that.
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24-Nov-2011, 05:53 PM #1024
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That may be true in your world, but in the real world.......................
Oh, if the economy is bad and the big thing that Romney is known for flipping on is made moot then Obama is in dire trouble that is reality
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24-Nov-2011, 06:02 PM #1025
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Not since 2008, eggy. Long before that.
Too true, but 2008 was when most started paying attention.
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25-Nov-2011, 01:09 AM #1026
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And (I never tire) BOTH sides are equally guilty of it.
And don't forget about that third party of Big Business which has bought and pushed our Government since the Bill of Rights was included in the Constitution... We are a Capitalist society, more so with the Citizen's United Ruling, and it all starts there. We have the highest costs in the World for health care and it's mostly because of profits for someone...

(And, they own the media, so try finding any truth in there. )
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26-Nov-2011, 09:01 PM #1027
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And don't forget about that third party of Big Business which has bought and pushed our Government since the Bill of Rights was included in the Constitution...
Wow, since 1791.
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We are a Capitalist society,
Of course you are, we are.
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more so with the Citizen's United Ruling, and it all starts there.
Well, I'm sure the unions found little to gripe with that one.
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We have the highest costs in the World for health care and it's mostly because of profits for someone...
per capita you actually have the third highest but no matter. Spain actually got a better rating by WHO but I can assure you that, compared to the US, the public health system is atrocious here. Causing people to go private in part or totally to counter it.

But, irrespective of all this, the US system is expensive. Profits notwithstanding it's mainly expensive due to bad management

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(And, they own the media, so try finding any truth in there. )
So where do you get your truths? The independent huffers and puffers?

Oh dear, it wouldn't be Faux News, would it?
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26-Nov-2011, 10:12 PM #1028
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So where do you get your truths? The independent huffers and puffers?
Of course not Derek, I make it up....
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27-Nov-2011, 06:37 AM #1029
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Of course not Derek, I make it up....
So do I.

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27-Nov-2011, 12:42 PM #1030
November 27th, 2011
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Cain: Confusion has led to drop in support
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(CNN) - Herman Cain ascribed his recent drop in the polls to false sexual harassment allegations and voter confusion about his positions on abortion and foreign policy, saying Sunday that some of his remarks over the past month had been taken out of context.

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com...op-in-support/
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27-Nov-2011, 09:19 PM #1031
His utterings would have to have context to be taken out of context.
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27-Nov-2011, 09:23 PM #1032
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His utterings would have to have context to be taken out of context.
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28-Nov-2011, 12:40 PM #1033
Politicians Should Take Note, Too!!
You don’t have to be an engineer to appreciate this story but it helps !!!!

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A toothpaste factory had a problem: they sometimes shipped empty boxes, without the tube inside. This was due to the way the production line was set up, and people with experience in designing production lines will tell you how difficult it is to have everything happen with timing so precise that every single unit coming out of it is perfect 100% of the time. Small variations in the environment (which can’t be controlled in a cost-effective fashion) mean you must have quality assurance checks smartly distributed across the line so that customers all the way down to the supermarket don’t get ticked-off and buy another product instead.

Understanding how important that was, the CEO of the toothpaste factory got the top people in the company together and they decided to start a new project, in which they would hire an external engineering company to solve their empty boxes problem, as their engineering department was already too stretched to take on any extra effort.

The project followed the usual process: budget and project sponsor allocated, RFP, third-parties selected, and six months (and $8 million) later they had a fantastic solution — on time, on budget, high quality and everyone in the project had a great time. They solved the problem by using high-tech precision scales that would sound a bell and flash lights whenever a toothpaste box would weigh less than it should. The line would stop, and someone had to walk over and yank the defective box out of it, pressing another button when done to re-start the line.

A while later, the CEO decides to have a look at the ROI of the project: amazing results! No empty boxes ever shipped out of the factory after the scales were put in place. Very few customer complaints, and they were gaining market share. “That’s some money well spent!” – he says, before looking closely at the other statistics in the report.

It turns out, the number of defects picked up by the scales was 0 after three weeks of production use. It should’ve been picking up at least a dozen a day, so maybe there was something wrong with the report. He filed a bug against it, and after some investigation, the engineers come back saying the report was actually correct. The scales really weren't picking up any defects, because all boxes that got to that point in the conveyor belt were good.

Puzzled, the CEO travels down to the factory, and walks up to the part of the line where the precision scales were installed.
A few feet before the scale, there was a $20 desk fan, blowing the empty boxes off of the belt and into a bin.

“Oh, that,” says one of the workers — “one of the guys put it there ’cause he was tired of walking over every time the bell rang”.
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Applies to many - but politicians in particular - the solutions are simple most time - raise taxes, cut spending, enforce rules and regulations, remove banks too big to fail from dual roles (investing and banking), execute a few CEO's as does China when they are caught breaking financial laws, nationalize domestic oil production, vote out the lobby whores in congress - problem solved.
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28-Nov-2011, 01:29 PM #1034
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You don’t have to be an engineer to appreciate this story but it helps !!!!

Received the above in an email this morning.

Applies to many - but politicians in particular - the solutions are simple most time - raise taxes, cut spending, enforce rules and regulations, remove banks too big to fail from dual roles (investing and banking), execute a few CEO's as does China when they are caught breaking financial laws, nationalize domestic oil production, vote out the lobby whores in congress - problem solved.
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28-Nov-2011, 03:09 PM #1035
Temperamental Journey
The peculiar anger of Mitt Romney.
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November 23, 2011 | 11:41 am

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It was an odd and unexpected moment when, on October 18 at the CNN debate in Las Vegas, the normally even-keeled Mitt Romney suddenly lost his cool. Challenged by Rick Perry about once having employed illegal immigrants as lawn workers, Romney initially answered with a chuckle and strained smile; but, when Perry kept interrupting his attempt at a reply, Romney’s temperature shot skyward. “Anderson?” he called to the moderator, and, when no help arrived, he turned on Perry, his voice rising to a shout and his eyes flashing with anger. “Would you please wait?” he barked at Perry. “Are you just going to keep talking, or are you going to let me finish what I have to say?” At one point during the exchange, Romney reached out and condescendingly put his hand on Perry’s shoulder.

Moments later, Romney returned to his usual stiff good cheer. Still, a flush lingered, as did the questions swirling among political commentators. What had just happened? How could Perry have so easily provoked the polished former CEO known for his robotic self-control?
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A certain level of passion is a perfectly normal thing, of course. Yet Romney (whose campaign did not respond to questions for this article) has several times over the years found himself in embarrassing situations, ranging from confrontations with law enforcement officials to an altercation with a hip-hop star. These incidents raise the question of whether voters and journalists have completely misread the temperament of the likely Republican nominee.
MORE HERE: http://www.tnr.com/article/politics/...jc0ZTQxZmFkZmM
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