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(06-06-2017, 02:57 PM)Eric the Green Wrote: Trump - Nero

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One has to admire Nero's curlier hair.  Other than that, not much to admire there.
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(06-03-2017, 11:42 PM)Note the correction: Wrote:
(06-03-2017, 10:08 PM)Galen Wrote:
(06-03-2017, 08:37 AM)pbrower2a Wrote:
(06-03-2017, 12:40 AM)Galen Wrote:
(06-02-2017, 10:38 PM)pbrower2a Wrote: Gold is simply scarce and desirable.

This is one of the reasons it is a good medium of exchange.  Gold does have many industrial uses but not as many as silver does.  Both have been used as money for thousands of years and without legal tender laws and government force they probably will be again.

As usual the two of you completely miss the point.  Empires that are on the decline tend to have huge debt loads and they deliberately debase their currency in order to help cover the bills.  It looks like the US is going the way of every other empire and you, like most of the citizens of those prior empires, are completely clueless about what his happening around you.

A gold standard would require a hyper-deflation that would result in a depression as severe as that of the Great Depression. But gold is so expensive ($1276 per ounce) that it would be unsuitable for many transactions. Gold has been as expensive as $1889 an ounce in 2011 and as inexpensive as $252 in 2000.

You are missing the point as usual.  I was using the price of gold as a way to show that the purchasing power of currencies issued by declining empires tend to go down.  Apparently you can not grasp the possibility that you are living in such an empire.  That is what I have come to expect from Boomers, an unfailing ability to ignore the obvious.

The fact that gold prices only tend to increase in terms of dollars over the long term should be a huge clue that the dollar is intentionally being debased which is what declining empires do without fail.

Did commodity prices increase in price as severely as the nearly 7.5-fold increase in the value of gold between 2000 and 2011? I didn't think so. Besides, the Roman economy was greatly different from ours in level of technological development and social realities.

If America is an 'empire in decline', then such is due to the increasing concentration of wealth and political power in fewer hands and the deterioration of democracy (as in lobbyists wielding the real power in Congress and most state legislatures. The solution will be more equality and more democracy, and not greater reliance upon some economic elites to make everything right. Yes, I prefer small business (limitations as they are) to bureaucratic behemoths with rigid ceilings for opportunity for anyone not born into the Right Family.  The demise of such an entity as Sears implies that there will be plenty of opportunities for small businesses to find niches.
"The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool" -- William Shakespeare, As You Like It, V.i


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Anytime someone tries to say Democrats and Republicans are the same, show them this:

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From that one piece of evidence, it appears that the difference is that Republicans are syncophants who follow their leader, and Democrats are not. Dogs are Republicans and Cats are Democrats.
"I close my eyes, and I can see a better day" -- Justin Bieber

Keep the spirit alive;
Eric M
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(06-16-2017, 03:12 PM)Eric the Green Wrote: From that one piece of evidence, it appears that the difference is that Republicans are syncophants who follow their leader, and Democrats are not. Dogs are Republicans and Cats are Democrats.

Like I keep saying, the typical modern Republican is a cult member who blindly rationalizes the inconsistent rhetoric and actions of the cult leader. Look at all the Trump supporters who insist all his deranged idiocy is "4D chess". Look at how they suddenly started having favorable views of Russia and Putin.
#MakeTheDemocratsGreatAgain
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(06-17-2017, 07:31 AM)Odin Wrote:
(06-16-2017, 03:12 PM)Eric the Green Wrote: From that one piece of evidence, it appears that the difference is that Republicans are syncophants who follow their leader, and Democrats are not. Dogs are Republicans and Cats are Democrats.

Like I keep saying, the typical modern Republican is a cult member who blindly rationalizes the inconsistent rhetoric and actions of the cult leader. Look at all the Trump supporters who insist all his deranged idiocy is "4D chess". Look at how they suddenly started having favorable views of Russia and Putin.

The real conservatives of the 1T and 2T would look at today's "conservatives" and label many of them dirty rotten Commies.
#ImpeachTrump
#ProsecuteTreason
#HUAC2.0
#RealNationalism
#NaziPunksFOff


Mark 13:22 - "For there shall rise false Christs and false prophets, and they shall give signs and wonders, to seduce, if possible, also the chosen."


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(06-19-2017, 11:11 AM)X_4AD_84 Wrote: The real conservatives of the 1T and 2T would look at today's "conservatives" and label many of them dirty rotten Commies.

The classic use of the 'red' label was 'communist.' With the fall of the Soviet Union, 'red' came to mean 'Republican'. Eric is currently trying to associate 'red' with the planet Mars and aggressive militaristic behavior.

The three aren't totally unrelated...

But have we had another political position swap? Not so long ago, it was the usual game to call Republicans fascists and Democrats communist. Has the polarity changed somewhere along the line?

Labels, their meaning, and who assigns said meaning are often not worth bothering with.

But, no, I don't think the old classic 50s and 60s conservatives would appreciate the current generation in many respects.
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Keep the spirit alive;
Eric M
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I haven't scored the horoscopes of too many Republican potential candidates, I guess because they were all used up in 2016, and Trump/Pence have it for themselves for a while. Few other candidates have been talked about. But there may be some buzz soon. So far, I have scored two of Trump's other lackeys, and one senator, since the election.

Steve Bannon 10-5
Jared Kushner 10-4
Jeff Flake 12-12

I think former filmmaker Steve Bannon can get his pulse on the moods and trends of the country. He seems too unattractive now that he's older and severely Trumpified. But he's capable of getting a following. Jared Kushner is probably, besides his wife, the most attractive syncophant in the Trump orbit. But they both have a lot of corruption in their affairs. Jeff Flake is a latter-day Goldwater, and even-more conservative. But he is principled and sensible about proper comportment and basic standards of fairness and decency, to some extent anyway. He probably is too much of a stiff and also carelessly-courageous to win a national election, according to his score. He may be defeated for re-election in 2018, if there's a strong Demo wave. He is concerned about that too.
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Eric M
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"Red" has gone from signifying revolution to Marxism-Leninism (flags of the Soviet Union, the People's Republic of China, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam) to totalitarianism (fascists such as the Nazis, British Union of Fascists, and some Klan groups). The Republican Party would have never associated itself with the color of Marxism until Marxism was dead as an ideology.

The tendency that X AD 84 so excoriates, National Bolshevism, loves to use the red flag.
"The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool" -- William Shakespeare, As You Like It, V.i


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Tom Cotton has made some noise and buzz about running, and his score in 13-9. He is the new senator from Arkansas.
"I close my eyes, and I can see a better day" -- Justin Bieber

Keep the spirit alive;
Eric M
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(08-08-2017, 11:35 PM)Eric the Green Wrote: Tom Cotton has made some noise and buzz about running, and his score in 13-9. He is the new senator from Arkansas.

If you are going to be elected from a state with six electoral votes, then you had better be Bill Clinton.
"The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool" -- William Shakespeare, As You Like It, V.i


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(08-10-2017, 12:50 AM)pbrower2a Wrote:
(08-08-2017, 11:35 PM)Eric the Green Wrote: Tom Cotton has made some noise and buzz about running, and his score in 13-9. He is the new senator from Arkansas.

If you are going to be elected from a state with six electoral votes, then you had better be Bill Clinton.

I would think that would be a good rule of thumb.

Mayor Landrieu is like Bill Clinton. His score is 15-2. A possibility, from LA (9 electoral votes).
"I close my eyes, and I can see a better day" -- Justin Bieber

Keep the spirit alive;
Eric M
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(08-07-2017, 07:57 AM)pbrower2a Wrote: "Red" has gone from signifying revolution to Marxism-Leninism (flags of the Soviet Union, the People's Republic of China, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam)  to totalitarianism (fascists such as the Nazis, British Union of Fascists, and some Klan groups). The Republican Party would have never associated itself with the color of Marxism until Marxism was dead as an ideology.

The tendency  that X AD 84 so excoriates, National Bolshevism, loves to use the red flag.

Anyone doubting that National Bolshevism / Eurasianism / 4th Reichism has not gotten a foothold in the US, after this past weekend, is probably beyond being educated.

I think most thinking people have started to awaken.

Hopefully not too late.
#ImpeachTrump
#ProsecuteTreason
#HUAC2.0
#RealNationalism
#NaziPunksFOff


Mark 13:22 - "For there shall rise false Christs and false prophets, and they shall give signs and wonders, to seduce, if possible, also the chosen."


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Who are the extreme partisans in this country? Who creates the divide?

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