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    Today, 01:30 PM
    Nobody would want to buy them.
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    Today, 12:12 PM
    Basically the government wants to buy out 50% of the farmers or so and reduce the livestock by a similar amount in order to reduce nitrogen deposition because of a problem that only exists on paper. Farmers are not very happy with this. The whole 'problem' is difficult to explain as it makes no sense and everything is of course calculated with models... Half of them do not have much to lose it seems.
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    Yesterday, 12:11 PM
    We have the same issue here and it's simply because of low pay.
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    Yesterday, 07:37 AM
    I explained it above. The issue is that once USNATO combines high-speed missiles with closer proximity, the response decision, including any chance at diplomatic/inter-military conversation is over. They need more than 5-7 minutes to make the decision concerning retaliation. Russia has the AI, but would rather not use it. AI is very dangerous. There is no real reason to separate what's happened in Ukraine from 2014 to this day from NATO expansion. The goal was, and remains, to integrate the Ukraine into NATO. This is why Russia insisted in its peace deal proposals that Ukraine never join NATO. In my opinion, Russia should step it up and march on to Kiev, their hesitations since Kiev rejected deals are costing them too much. Finland and Sweden are signing up for NATO. The cooler heads of NATO want a solution for Kaliningrad that includes Russian transportation rights. I don't know if that will fall by the wayside if Russia invades Kiev (nouveau Kyiv), but it has to. I don't know if any of you read Paul Craig Roberts, but it's looking like he was right all along. Russia should have gone harder and taken Ukraine with all its might. Now, it can still do so, but the costs are elevated significantly.
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    07-04-2022, 01:39 PM
    Not sure if this is the right forum. I searched the forums for this gentleman's name but could not find it. I have no idea about the situation that happened before or any of the rest of the story that may or not be there. The events that transpired in the video, which you can see in the link below, make me really sad and physically sick. https://www.the-sun.com/news/5694962/jayland-walker-shooting-footage-shows-moment-akron-police-kill/ Discuss, please.
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    07-04-2022, 01:00 PM
    Well he's probably one of them.
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    07-04-2022, 12:53 PM
    At the top of Drudge at the moment... I disagree mostly with his conclusions and solutions but his diagnosis of the problem seems alright for the most part. As always, full article: https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2022/07/mitt-romney-republican-denial-biden-election/661468/
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    07-04-2022, 11:02 AM
    I have to say Danish people are quite interesting when it comes to their politics. They're not very mainstream I would say. The only country in Europe that actually sends back refugees when their country is deemed safe again among other things... Also, they were first to stop all covid measures. I was there a while ago (close to where this happened actually), wonderful country, very safe, everybody is nice... Roads are amazing and drivers are courteous. Good climate for doing business as well as far as I'm concerned.
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    07-04-2022, 07:40 AM
    Texan, you're not accounting for the advancements in missile technology, satellite technology, and AI defense systems. Putin has made it perfectly clear how dire the threat to Russia and the world is, and yes - when NATO expands directly to the Russian border, it changes the millitary posture that Russia must assume for its own preservation. That is because the U.S. still will not denounce the first-strike nuclear option, and the U.S. under every president since Obama has let expire every nuclear agreement that was in place. Moreover, the U.S. has been consistent in application of sanctions and opposed Russia on the world stage at every instance. When Putin says that it is an unacceptabe threat to Russia and the world to place NATO missiles close enough to Russia that they can hit Moscow in under 5-7 minutes, he's talking about geographic proximity and the upcoming high-speed systems that the U.S. is working on and will have in its arsenal, probably within 2-3 years. Russia already has these systems, and can obliterate all European capitals in less than 2 minutes. It would take about 15-20 minutes for Russia to vaporize American cities. Why does this matter? He told us why. It matters because the only way retaliatory strike decisions can be made with accuracy, fully confident not to decide in error, or to talk on a line between the Pentagon and the RMD is to try and get that flight time back where it was for all the Cold War years that kept our hides alive. There were a number of false alarms and tense times when cool heads prevailed, and communication facilitated the confidence that ICBMs should not be fired. If this avenue is lost, as is happening due to NATO geographic expansion and supersonic missile technology, Russia will implement its Artificial Intelligence analytical, automatic response programs. Putin said when the launch-to-impact time is under a certain timeframe, which is where the U.S. is hell-bent on going, Russian A.I. is going to make the choice to respond IN FULL to any incoming missile, without any human decision, military or civilian. The A.I. response will end Western Civilisation. In response to this, the U.S. does not act sensibly. It does not denounce first strike. It does not seek nuclear disarmament or freeze, and it has violated its own treaties with Russia and the world in regards to NATO, nuclear, and space. The Pentagon via Milley and others has made it clear its intent is to advance its AI capabilities, its high-speed capabilities, and to win a war against Russia and China concurrently. Given this situation, NATO expansion is extremely relevant. The American coup d'etat of Ukraine, and its attempted coup in Kazakhstan are examples of NATO expansion efforts, as is the US intentionally working against peace in Ukraine so that NATO can expand along another frontier of Russia. The U.S. is hoping that its NATO expansion, space force advances, laser/microwave advances, etc. will make the war winnable for the entity, altbeit with a greaty reduced population (acceptable to Washington, our deaths are), and then they can finally achieve total hegemony over mankind. Our country's government and our apparent leadership are only a facade meant to fool us into compliance. That is not the case in Russia or China. They are not globalists. This is why - back to your NATO opinion, that Russia cannot merely accept the independence of Lugansk and Donetsk anymore. Russia gave that option but has been rejected by the U.S. because the U.S. goals is to expand NATO, spend much more on war, draw the Iron Curtain and isolate Russia. You understand, the U.S. is a controlled entity seeking the destruction of Russia. It would rather incorporate China, India, and the others into its New World Order, the One World Government, but it has correctly ascertained the Chinese aren't going along with it, so they must go down also. The U.S. has been placing all the pressures it can on the European leaders, most of them...
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    07-03-2022, 11:51 AM
    Ukraine and NATO expansion are most certainly part and parcel of the same threat to Russia. Look up the historical expansion of NATO. The US is now going to violate the military, not just geographic restrictions by permanently basing in Poland. Ukraine wants to be a NATO state. They were on their way. It's all connected. Putin is right about Sweden and Finland, however he's not going to admit how much it really does bother him. This is a big deal. If Russia has to make that move, our world as we know it is done for. Now Putin has to take the chance that the degenerate West can live with losing Ukraine, losing that pawn on the chessboard. Hopefully Odessa starts it, and Moscow moves on Kiev to end this nonsense with severe force.
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    07-03-2022, 11:44 AM
    Rather than build the dumb wall and incessantly push for even more dumb wall, in which he had no issue using eminent domain, or trampling over environmental concerns, he should have taken all the Democrat governors that were openly defying ICE to court on Federal charges. He said he would do it. Nothing. There is at least 200 examples of how Trump was not a very good president, and yes, he was corrupt. Still, he is better than the Democrats, and he did do some good things (SCOTUS, for one), and he was better than every Republican candidate for POTUS since Reagan with only the possible exception of Bob Dole. What can we do? This is what Rand recognized also. We supported Ron and Rand, but most Americans are not like us.
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    07-03-2022, 08:26 AM
    When Caesar had his debt jubilees was that acceptable to you, or an overreach of state power?
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    07-02-2022, 01:27 PM
    That's right, Bob Seger said it. I feel like a number I feel like a stranger in this land.
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    07-02-2022, 01:26 PM
    acptulsa wants to repeal all the financial laws... Cui Bono ? acptulsa says "Hell No" to commie price caps and profit restrictions... any sane management of critical needs. acptulsa cannot see how this increases the government he claims to want to obliterate. acptulsa is obtuse AND obstrusive, thereby he is "obstruse". acptulsa thinks Nixon was a commie because he did price controls and started the EPA. ok. but still, we're in more agreement than disagreement. End the Fed for one. let's move on and argue again sometime. Bye.
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    07-01-2022, 02:18 PM
    So.. back to the subject of this thread which is one of the many similar examples I've been discussing here. You admit zero, no role for the legislatures or the executive in market "interference", but at the same time you have to admit that the market interference is extreme. For example, economic so-called laws cannot happen any longer, as price discovery is gone the way of the dinosaur, when, for example, EBT cards buy the foodstuffs of close to half the population. These people do not pay for food, so if they do not pay for food, and have so many other supplementary ways of getting free food on top of the EBT cards, then how does freely-occurring inflation-deflation dynamics take place any longer? It does not. There is no adjustment to the consumer's ability to pay. The consumer's wallet becomes irrelevant because the consumer is the government that just borrows more phony money, and prices do not go down anymore -- because there is no retraction based on consumer's ability or willingness to pay. Rent - same deal. Government pays Section 8. Rents go up because huge firms are financed by banks and encouraged by municipalities to inflate. Higher taxes, higher debts, higher rents, and more government cost for Section 8 and all the other housing programs that are currently being extended to more of the population. It was the politicians who did all these things, but you're totally obtruse to supporting a political retraction of those deeds? How can it be so? Are you familiar with the law? The law in this country gives the power of reversing political decisions only to politicians or the U.S. Supreme Court. That's what I call limited options for retraction.
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    07-01-2022, 09:25 AM
    acptulsa = black. snowball = red. ... much like the non-profit requirements for hospitals and health insurance were lifted. You know what happened? Health care prices went through the roof, compounding and doubling in rapid paces. Why? 1. Medicare (a government-enforced government monopoly on health insurance for the elderly, obviously the major consumers of that particular service) began demanding reams of paperwork. The owner of a monopoly is not the buyer of said product. Those selling the product hold the monopoly. Ergo, for-profit corporations gouging the government's coffers is not a government monopoly. 3. Government made it illegal for providers to charge anyone less than they charge Medicare for the same service, even cash customers who require no paperwork at all. Which is how they priced cash customers out of the market, and forced everyone into HMOs.
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    07-01-2022, 05:57 AM
    Why did you include this quote of mine: "Simple fixes include housing that is owned by the government, not financiers paid by the government..." Do you suppose that it's "better" or "less commie" for the government to pay banks, corporations and REITs billions of dollars to house the elderly, disabled, incapable, and homeless -- with a built-in profit expense of 50%++, or to directly house these people ? In the 1970's, states were de-institutionalizing. The process was complete by the 1990's... much like the non-profit requirements for hospitals and health insurance were lifted. You know what happened? Health care prices went through the roof, compounding and doubling in rapid paces. Why? Because all the unnecessary costs were just gravy cash paid to Wall Street. At our expense and the expense of our governments. Section 8 was vastly increased, as was cash payouts to these people... for every single need... rather than provide for their needs in a manageable manner that does not incentivize them, the banks, and the business sector to encourage dependency. Are you the type of "libertarian" who would rather pay twice and thrice as much for your oil and gas bill so Big Oil execs and Green execs and Utility execs and their Wall Street owners pocket 60-70% off the top? All because at least your community doesn't own its own power plant, or institute price controls on critical goods, because that would be "Marxist" ?
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    06-30-2022, 02:42 PM
    umm. getting to the point where the real headlines are scarier than the fake ones. President of Belarus calls on Russia to be ready to use nuclear weapons https://euroweeklynews.com/2022/06/30/president-of-belarus-calls-on-russia-to-be-ready-to-use-nuclear-weapons/
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    06-30-2022, 02:27 PM
    US to send 100,000 more soldiers to draw new 'Iron Curtain' in Europe America is to station thousands more troops in Europe as a new Iron Curtain is drawn to deter Vladimir Putin after his brutal invasion of Ukraine. At least 100,000 soldiers will maintain a presence 'for the foreseeable future' in countries near Russia's border. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/us-to-send-100000-more-soldiers-to-draw-new-iron-curtain-in-europe/ar-AAZ1wvz
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    06-30-2022, 02:18 PM
    Russia is quickly breaking all diplomatic ties with U.S. allies. Lavrov confirms new Iron Curtain plans. Speaking to reporters, Lavrov said: As far as an iron curtain is concerned, essentially it is already descending. The process “has begun”, he said after talks with his counterpart from Belarus, AFP reports. https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2022/jun/30/russia-ukraine-war-nato-says-moscow-is-biggest-direct-threat-to-west-lysychansk-under-relentless-shelling-governor-says-live-news?filterKeyEvents=false&page=with:block-62bdd25b8f08c684acc0d209#block-62bdd25b8f08c684acc0d209
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    06-30-2022, 01:45 PM
    Biden Announces Plans For 'Permanent' US Army Base in Poland https://cnsnews.com/index.php/article/international/patrick-goodenough/biden-announces-plans-permanent-us-army-base-poland In the The Founding Act on Mutual Relations, Cooperation and Security between NATO and the Russian Federation that was adopted in 1997, the United States signed a legally-binding document that swore it would never build a permanent base east of Germany. Joe Biden is now going to violate an Act that enjoyed near-unanimous support from all Americans and President Clinton. "In addition, in the negotiations on the adaptation of the CFE Treaty, Russia and the member States of NATO will, together with other States Parties, seek to strengthen stability by further develop* ing measures to prevent any potentially threatening build-up of conventional forces in agreed regions
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    06-30-2022, 01:40 PM
    I certainly do not want the government to take everything over. If you're going to misappropriate my words, use quotations. Nixon used price controls. The Fed uses price controls underhandedly and manipulates our money to its own ends. They have a price control on silver. Which is why it is barely holding 20/oz now. The FF's put the power of money control in the law and in Congress' hands for the sole reason of keeping it out of the bankers realms. I guess you might say they were statists for doing that? If the gov protects consumers by law, then there is LESS gov intervention. What requires MORE gov intervention is when the situation gets out of hand, then fake solutions are provided that don't address the structural achilles heels.
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    06-30-2022, 11:14 AM
    Total B.S. Why? Because more dollars doesn't equal more wealth. The masses are earning far less compared to the elites, real wages are stagnant for decades, and it doesn't matter if your house appreciates 1000% in value when everyone else's does also, that's called inflation. Inflation and Debt are NOT productivity. Human labor and invention produces value, not monopoly money. How do you think Russia can destroy this country in a half hour and spends less than 5% what we do on weapons? Because money is not the driver of real value, it's supposed to be a mere medium of exchange, and a static one at that. An acre of land where I live was $25-50 when my great-grandfather was buying it. A house was $1500. An uneducated, non English-speaking day laborer could work 1 year, buy his own house and land debt-free. Debasement of the currency is not a meal, it's crystal meth. The drug-dealer makes all the money, and the population gets sick and wasted.
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    06-30-2022, 11:09 AM
    Both parties are corrupt. The Dems invested heavily in marijuana and green power. The GOP invests heavily in oil and gas, and advocates shipping it to China and Europe while both agree on important matters, like Russia = Satan, and Israel/Saudis = Jesus.
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    06-30-2022, 05:25 AM
    It is none other than the "free market" which allowed the concentration of wealth and the perversions in our markets and government to occur over time. Financial and political markets serve this tiny group at the expense of the masses, a plot that is approaching its zenith; there is no longer any "free market" but rather, an owned and managed faux-market. The erstwhile imagined "natural" machinations of supply-and-demand are no longer functioning except on micro-scales that are inconsequential. The reasons for this are both financial control and governmental control via the captured levels of American government that function to pay the banking/investment cartel with newly created debts to the same, rather than perform the necessary relief constructs (welfare, etc) themselves. These relief constructs became necessary due to the corruption of finance implemented by the same. Even after we put the governments on the hook for trillions, this tiny group only ascends to greater heights of tyranny over us. There is nothing "woke" about price caps and profit caps, or Anti-Trust legislation, or Tariffs, etc, unless you truly insist that all legislative and executive actions that have historically taken place to help the masses mitigate the damage caused to their lives by the globalist oligarchy was "woke". At that point, you better ask yourself why you are a dupe.
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    06-29-2022, 10:23 AM
    ok. Free markets. yay. Ship the LNG to China and Europe. Pay $500/mo to heat home. Drive up oil to 150 bbl regardless of supply, and pay $15 for a pound of turkey at the deli. Enjoy. But hey, at least muh principles are intact.
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    06-29-2022, 07:29 AM
    Oh, so you think that not being a realist is better? Good luck with no representation. As if this country never survived Nixon's 90-day freeze ? 1971 was a better year than 2022.
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    06-29-2022, 07:25 AM
    Turkey Lifts Objection to Sweden, Finland Joining NATO - News From Antiwar.com https://news.antiwar.com/2022/06/28/turkey-lifts-objection-to-sweden-finland-joining-nato/
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    06-29-2022, 05:29 AM
    Most definitely. If we End the Fed, the banker controls over the financial markets ends. Then we could start passing more laws to restrict market abuses, such as collusion to pervert futures markets in certain commodities. For example, there was a time when participation in the oil and gas and agriculture futures market was restricted only to growers and producers. This meant the futures market at the mercantile exchange performed its intentional function, to act as a hedge against unforseen events, like adverse weather. Unfortunately, over the years, that notion and protection fell by the wayside, and the rest is history. Not unlike the protections of Glass-Steagall were rescinded. I didn't mean to suggest price controls are the most desirable action, but right now, I believe they are necessary since nothing else can or will be done.
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    06-29-2022, 05:21 AM
    Off your rocker. Price controls always work perfectly when they are enforced with rigor. Still, they are medicine for the sick patient. I address this in the next post.
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