Daily Topics - Friday June 24th, 2011

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mathboy 5 years 9 weeks ago
#1

I would love to hear the difference between a democracy and a republic in the caller's army field manual of 1928 (and why those would even be discussed therein). Currently, a republic is supposed to be simply a government without a monarchy, and democracy just means people get to vote (and have it count for something). But 83 years ago, who knows?

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mathboy 5 years 9 weeks ago
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Why would someone to the left of Obama agree with Ron Paul?? Easy; the political spectrum is two dimensional (probably more, I suspect) and the libertarians agree on half the issues with liberals, and on the other half with conservatives. The two dimensions are economic (laissez-faire vs. regulatory) and social (statist vs. individualist).

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mathboy 5 years 9 weeks ago
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I remember somebody saying that it was good for Obama to stay out of Wisconsin's union issue, so as not to distract from Wisconsin and the actual issue at hand.

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mathboy 5 years 9 weeks ago
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CEO's Putting Profits Before Country Are Un-American

If I declared right now that I won't be paying any taxes until the U.S. government lowers my taxes to a "fair rate", I'd almost certainly be arrested for tax evasion.

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