This topic was originally started by a Danielle... who I believe filled in for Thom a few weeks back. This topic has gone nowhere since the 19th. Here's what I posted:
The year was 2005 and it is just a fresh and pertinent for today.
Warren Beatty Academy Award-winning director Warren Beatty gave the keynote address at the graduation ceremony for UC Berkeley's Goldman School of Public Policy. (Photos by Bart Nagel)
Actor Warren Beatty gives public-policy graduates —
and Gov. Schwarzenegger — some advice on power
Public Affairs | 21 May 2005
watch/teslas-insane-mode- The driver chooses insane over and over and expects the same result.
I'm on a progressive political forum engaging in debate. How many of you go to libertarian political fora and engage in debate?
If you really want to know what libertarians think, watch. It's about 40 minutes.
The Pollution Solution (Part I)
Question: Isn't government the best protector of the environment and our national parks? What steps would libertarians take in this arena?
Who's the greatest polluter of all? The oil companies? The chemical companies? The nuclear power plants?
If you guessed "none of the above" you'd be correct. Our government, at the federal, state, and local levels, is the single greatest polluter in the land. In addition, our government doesn't even clean up its own garbage!
After a few weeks of floating trial balloons... Mitt announced today that he's not going to run in 2016.
I'm borrowing this from another thread
Progressives are the gas pedal of the car and conservatives are the brakes. It's self defining. In order to move forward you have to hit the gas. Leaning on the gas full time without hitting the breaks once in a while is like a run away train. However leaning on the break all the time will get you nowhere.
What's progressive and what's conservative can be considered less absolutes and more relativistic positions depending on the historical starting point.
I'm scratching my head over this one. Let's see-Kiss a minor's hoo-hoo-get registered as a sex offender. Penetrate a minor's hoo-hoo-no registration as a sex offender.
"California Supreme Court sex-crime ruling criticized as unfair to gays
engaging in unforced oral sex with minors must register as sex offenders — while those guilty of sexual intercourse with minors may not have to.
I think this topic deserves its own thread:
[quote=LysanderSpooner]Death by government, Democide. That's 262,000,000 human beings. How many people did entrepeneurs and the worst corporations kill?
Jonathan Chait presents his view of PC and the "Left":
Regardless of its ultimate source, I think we can all agree that the GOP in the last 30 or more years has become rabidly partisan and, at the same time, positively Machiavellian in its methods.
Similarly, we can all see several clear examples where this hyper-partisanship and extreme political ruthelessness from the GOP have materially harmed the United States.
Here are just a few:
Highly recommended reading:
Being a sniper is all about shame ...By Gordon Duff, Senior Editor VT Veterans Today
Exerpts ( Direct quotes ) from: http://www.veteranstoday.com/2015/01/21/sniper-mythology-and-other-tales-of-horror/ )
Is the amount of greed in the world suddenly less? How is it possible for gas prices to be half of what they were at their high? Why are prices down? Do prices have anything to do with greed at all?
A snow storm is predicted for New York but instead of acting like rational adults and telling people to use caution when going outside. The mayor of new York City and the governor of new York state locked down the city/state for 4 inches of snow.