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maguro_01 395 posts  |  Last Activity: 2 hours 29 minutes ago Member since: Jan 24, 2000
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  • maguro_01 maguro_01 2 hours 29 minutes ago Flag

    If you lost your shirt shorting it's no ones fault but yours after the lessons of recent years. Remember the remark about "...the market can stay irrational longer than you can stay solvent"?

    Obama has said nothing of the sort. With such diminished US resources from the time 2001-2009, the US needs to be shrewder - sneakier, if you will. If you want a lot of bluster and impotent chest-beating like Tarzan why don't you volunteer to go fight in Syria/Iraq?

  • Reply to

    Charles Krauthammer

    by capt_nevada 10 hours ago
    maguro_01 maguro_01 2 hours 49 minutes ago Flag

    I've been awaiting a rant from you that I could print out in a bold font to put in a little frame on the wall of my home office. This one might do it.....Thanks....

  • Reply to

    Charles Krauthammer

    by capt_nevada 10 hours ago
    maguro_01 maguro_01 2 hours 51 minutes ago Flag

    Whose "entitlements" ?

    By the way, the Republican final solution to many problems is to shorten US life expectancy but no changes affecting the beneficiaries of the Washington Pay-To-Play system.

    That means you.

    Societies rot top down. Is that anywhere in Krauthammer’s writings? That's an actual question. If it is I'm happy to give him more credit than I have been.

  • Reply to

    Charles Krauthammer

    by capt_nevada 10 hours ago
    maguro_01 maguro_01 2 hours 58 minutes ago Flag

    I read Krauthammer's column if I run across it as he is a literate writer which we can enjoy. But his work is just spin - he's a propagandist. Truthfulness isn't his strong point which is disappointing. Maybe he would be better if he weren't under pressure for a column. IMO, truthfulness should be a Conservative value.

    Certainly he is not "...the most respected person in the entire world." That's just shilling for his POV. Sounding respectable and being respectable aren't the same thing. Sounding respectable is just business. Only the content counts.

  • maguro_01 maguro_01 9 hours ago Flag

    I'll give Reagan credit for something else. When a truck suicide bomber blew up a barracks full of US Marines, killing over 200, Reagan didn't bluster and fume or launch a major war. The Marines and the US left.

    But it's still true - today's Republicans would not be able to include Reagan and he would not likely approve of them kitchen cabinet or not.

  • Reply to

    Charles Krauthammer

    by capt_nevada 10 hours ago
    maguro_01 maguro_01 9 hours ago Flag

    Which just reiterates what most of his columns do - Krauthhamer is a shill if not an outright #$%$. I appreciate a solid conservative column about other than bogus "social issues". K just can't make the cut.

    If these guys think President Obama is a Napoleon, does that make them Ghengis Khan or ISIS material?

  • maguro_01 maguro_01 14 hours ago Flag

    So Ronald Reagan bought his economy with debt. Interestingly, today's Republican Party would have no room for Reagan. You wouldn't either.

  • Reply to

    First amendment

    by ignurnt_o1d_codger 19 hours ago
    maguro_01 maguro_01 14 hours ago Flag

    IMO, the Pay-To-Play system exists because it was necessary to include the slave states in the original Revolution and new country. Their economies were and are crony capitalist and plutocratic to the core. Even after the inevitable Civil War the system was not reformed. It had become too entrenched.

    The South remains a different culture area and this Founding Flaw is bringing us down. A crony capitalist, plutocratic US is not viable - it's a proven path to failure and into the wastebasket of history.

  • maguro_01 maguro_01 14 hours ago Flag

    Tesla is acting like a usual startup around here which is definitely a roll the dice environment. They are well aware that they have to drive hard for scale, run down the cost/cumulative volume curves, and drive the tech as a barrier to entry. If they don't do those things they would not succeed later. Stocks can oscillate between bubbles and The World Is Coming To An End but eventually are more rational as far as being derived more from business numbers. If someone can't understand or live in that environment, invest in dog food.

    Here in California there are many people who use moral sounding arguments for everything, especially something that advances their interests. People talking about "scams", etc, are just more of the same. It gets boring.

    Good luck, trading longs or shorts, each of whom will have their days. Traders over time do generally lose their shirts.

  • Google "Li-ion batteries tout 20,000 charging cycles" . It's a Siemens' project to develop a safer Li-ion battery. I note that it doesn't mention energy density compared to current cells, however

  • maguro_01 maguro_01 Sep 15, 2014 2:49 PM Flag

    So why are you working so hard to convince people that anything connected with you or your peers is much worse?

  • Reply to

    5 things most Obamacare plans won't cover

    by domtommasino Sep 15, 2014 12:21 PM
    maguro_01 maguro_01 Sep 15, 2014 2:08 PM Flag

    That reads as though you were whining about ACA, but you didn't say anything really negative. Remember too who had to vote for ACA to get it to pass. The assumption then was that if something didn't seem to work, then tweak it. Of course, with the Republicans running the House no tweaks are possible, even after the Supreme Court decision regarding Medicaid. Many states killed it and live more off the rest of us .

    The administration apparently likes Kaiser as well as the French system - Single Payer with mixed care as we have. People can buy insurance too, though they don't get more medical care for it. They get private rooms, more channels, whatever.

  • maguro_01 maguro_01 Sep 15, 2014 2:00 PM Flag

    Yes. in 2001-2009 the US was rendered purposely bankrupt and hemorrhaged blood and money in the Sand Trap for years. You propose endless and more expensive wars from Libya to Afghanistan though the US has only modest interests in the Sand Trap..

    That means you are too old to go yourself, of course. It also means you are shilling for corporate interests who only want you buried.

    You are reminding me of a cartoon with a little guy all bundled up on a deck chair on the Titanic. He has a big smile because he thinks his enemies will drown.

    Be careful of what you wish for......

  • Reply to

    Party has been degraded.

    by capt_nevada Sep 15, 2014 9:17 AM
    maguro_01 maguro_01 Sep 15, 2014 1:54 PM Flag

    You are claiming that the US has a death wish, and the South has risen again and will win the Civil War. Well, I guess we will just have to see.

    A US run by corporatism and plutocracy would be so dysfunctional that it would become a tributary state fairly quickly and, over time will fail economically as well as in other respects.

    Be careful of what you wish for.....

  • Reply to

    Obama's Coalition Is Unraveling

    by sdmiller4747 Sep 15, 2014 12:51 PM
    maguro_01 maguro_01 Sep 15, 2014 1:19 PM Flag

    In other words, other countries complain because the US sees no reason to send large numbers of troops and pay the expense in blood and money so they can be righteous and hide and not really do anything. The Sand Trap is late in the process of exchanging dictatorial monsters for theocratic ones as governments and conducting massive sectarian wars is likely one result.

    You would like to see the US uselessly bleed out literally and financially in the Sand Trap. But if it did, who would put the grits on your neighbors' tables?

    For their own reasons, global corporations in Washington are buying distraction from the US directing its interests to where they really are. In the 2001-2009 period the US utterly lost a massive economic war with China, the government then actually taking a dive. The transfer of wealth and technology in that time was historic in scale and, if continued, would have collapsed the United States.

    Be careful of what you wish for.......

  • maguro_01 maguro_01 Sep 15, 2014 12:46 PM Flag

    Somalia hasn't been taken over by a local ISIS is about the only definition of success there can be. In fact is it has improved markedly over the last 4 years but for Southern Somalia where the US shows up once in a while and blows up a monster or two. The piracy is gone. So you want to show up with 100,000 troops minimum and run the place? And Yemen? And Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan? And maybe Egypt and Iran with half a million or more troops each? Do you also understand that the "troops" these days are at least half $200,000 a year contractors - mercenaries? Why do you want the US to bleed out literally and financially in the Sand Trap? What is your real motive?

    The US has few interests in the Sand Trap any more. As the President has said, the tide of history for the US is more running towards East and South Asia. Why are you so easily distracted? In whose interests are you really a shill ? Your Congress people are paid to be suckers, in effect. What's your excuse?

  • maguro_01 maguro_01 Sep 14, 2014 4:40 PM Flag

    See what happens when you take off your aluminum foil helmet ?

  • maguro_01 maguro_01 Sep 13, 2014 5:43 PM Flag

    Romney had "international or military" education? McCain thinks he should travel to Egypt and make his own private foreign policy. What about Bush II who had never left the US until he was elected President except for a short trip to Mexico. How about Palin. I guess she really could see Russia from her porch...... How about you?

    This President is likely the most cosmopolitan President since Kennedy or Bush I who were both in WWII.

  • maguro_01 maguro_01 Sep 13, 2014 5:35 PM Flag

    You only have invective and seem only motivated by hatred. The strength of the US is grounded in its economy and technology. The Republicans are determined to serve their funders. Why do you think your interests and theirs coincide at all? Why do you think that a Confederate States of America less slavery could survive in the world now? Yet that is essentially the Republican platform.

    If the Republicans can chase the cops out of town with their bogus Lerner scandal, Republican funders can buy the Tea Parties too. That's what it's all really about. Wake up, Rip Van Winkle.....

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