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Posted on January 15 at 10:52 a.m.

"40 Trillion in wealth transfers from makers to takers"

"Makers and takers" is a cute soundbite, but embodies a limited view of what has happened "since 1964". What's happened since the 80's has confused what one might see as a "maker" and a "taker".

"realitycheck", indeed. Which reality?

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Posted on January 15 at 10:33 a.m.

"If men could have all the sex they want without having a relationship, they would take it."

"...more to do with desperation than preference."

Both are truthful, yet not absolute.

Aside, now I know what industry could replace automotive manufacturing in Detroit....

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Posted on November 12 at 3:03 p.m.

Ironic....zombies to come alive.

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Posted on November 5 at 7:15 a.m.

@Starshine

Ask one of the kids to program your anniversary into your husband's smartphone calendar. It's not the most romantic thing, but it would be interesting to know if he plays it off as if he remembered without help!

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Posted on October 17 at 1:14 p.m.

Was this related to a published article? Or, is this a random excerpt from the author's personal memoire? :/

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Posted on October 17 at 12:55 p.m.

I recommend knife training as an alternative.

"But to learn about them is to acknowledge all the infuriating ways we’re vulnerable to attack."

Starshine, there's no need to feel that way because you're a woman. I mean, I get that women are the physically weaker sex, normally, but ANYONE can be attacked for cash, items to pawn/sell, or just because the attacker is (literally) crazy.

per dou4now: "...mentally prepared to take a life in defense of my own."

It may be easier for some to modify that thought to "mentally prepared to defend your body", in considering it's not necessary to consider the use of (potentially) "lethal force" as lethal. For example, I've known of police trained to shoot "to stop", not "to kill". On the surface that may seem semantic, but I think some will see it as a significant difference. [Also, if it came to a court appearance, the desire "to stop" is probably favorable to say in front of a judge/jury, regardless of who the predator and defender were in the situation.]

Overall, however, I'm in accordance with HGWMV and dou4now regarding "situational awareness". And despite all of his axe-griding, Sealion also poetically said, "Vigilance is essential for all human animals to survive in what will always be a wild woolly world."

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Posted on October 8 at 11:49 a.m.

From the "I said it before, I'll say it again" category:

I think that we (the government) prefer to import foreign oil, so that whatever reserves we sit upon will be the last usable reserves. As the author said, "Oil makes transportation fuels," and those fuels are used for moving war machines: Naval vessels, jets, tanks, and troop carriers.

The government can (and has) been blowing smoke about dependence on foreign oil since at least the Nixon administration, and most of us aren't going to be concerned until there's no oil (fuel) left. And by then, I doubt that the last of it will be available to the public, but rather to the military.

On An Energetic Discussion About Energy

Posted on October 3 at 12:47 p.m.

@dolphinpod14

"I guess for some of you, the author and his family are....(don't say it)... THORNS in your side."

Would that make them pricks?

On Bleeding from Within

Posted on October 3 at 12:01 p.m.

@JohnLocke

"...why aren't the 53% of people polled who are AGAINST Obamacare given the same courtesy."

1) It's unclear to what "courtesy" you are referring. (Possibly, the proclaiming of a "mandate", from the previous half of the sentence?)

2) I think that is a false equivalency--saying that 53% of the voting populace = 53% of "people polled". Also, do you have a source for these numbers?

@touristunfriendly

"...before medical staff can diagnose something I'm sure to seek a second opinion on anyway (due my distrust of government efficiency over many numerous experiences in the past.)"

How does a medical diagnosis depend on the efficiency of the government, and not the capability of the doctor--and/or the trust/faith in that doctor?

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Posted on September 19 at 11:52 a.m.

@Adonis_Tate

Depends....Am I an independent casino contractor?

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