agourabum

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  • agourabum commented on the diary post If America were Syria by Barry Lando.

    2013-09-21 17:18:04View | Delete

    I am all for stopping the gassing/massacre of people, but we have been unable to efficiently involve ourselves to remedy the situation on the ground. Instead, we get mired in the internal strife with no exit plan. Thus, we can’t go in and our foreign policy is dictated by Putin. bloody mess

  • agourabum commented on the diary post June’s new and existing home sales and advance report on durable goods by rjs.

    2013-07-28 14:02:12View | Delete

    I should have said leads the economy out of recessions.

  • agourabum commented on the diary post June’s new and existing home sales and advance report on durable goods by rjs.

    2013-07-28 14:01:27View | Delete

    Housing generally leads the economy, and the signs of it faltering should be a concern. On the other hand, many markets heated up too quickly and we needed to see a small correction. Interest rates increasing was bound to slow sales, as affordability falls. The housing sector creates so many good paying jobs, but we [...]

  • agourabum commented on the diary post Whither Weiner’s Weeny? by David Seaton.

    2013-07-28 13:58:04View | Delete

    It is amazing he was able to rise to such a level, so quickly, and with so much support. Is there any wonder why our so called leaders are driving us into the abyss?

  • agourabum commented on the diary post Barack Obama is NOT Trayvon Martin by Dennis Trainor Jr.

    2013-07-27 12:13:49View | Delete

    Zimmerman is white again? That lady shot warning shots? In his house, after she went out to her car, got the gun, went back into the house, and shot AT HIM. They both had restraining orders against each other. Thank heavens he wasn’t white or a white-hispanic. Aside from this being based upon lies and [...]

  • agourabum commented on the diary post Hackers Reveal Nasty New Car Attacks by wendydavis.

    2013-07-27 11:51:57View | Delete

    Scary stuff. I am definitely not getting one of those fancy computer controlled toilets.

  • Even if you had 10 companies, they would each have approximately 30,000,000 customers. Not a lot of need to worry about your pricing. And customer service would still be horrible compared to the bad services offered today–although everyone would be included.

  • The IRS Employees Union is asking their members to write congress to request they are not subjected to Obamacare. Yet the republicans are laughed at for trying to overturn this disaster. Get ready to get third rate medical care while those that can afford it, will be getting the proper care everyone wants. This is [...]

  • agourabum commented on the diary post Sunni/Shi’a, U.S/Russia by Deena Stryker.

    2013-07-26 22:56:52View | Delete

    Your work is for free? Bravo. Really? C’mon, really?

  • agourabum commented on the diary post What has Barack Obama done in over 4 years? by lakota.

    2013-07-26 22:49:40View | Delete

    There are alternatives to all those–so how are they forcing you to use it? If you can’t afford the alternative? Maybe….

  • agourabum commented on the diary post What Slavery Cost by David Swanson.

    2013-07-25 22:23:29View | Delete

    The Civil War was about slavery.

    Slavery was a hugely contentious issue. But it was the south leaving the union that sparked the war, and we have taught our children it was all about slave. I wish we were that noble. Maybe war would have come about because of slavery, but I doubt it. It was [...]

  • agourabum commented on the diary post Chris Hedges Says What I’ve Been Thinking For Some Time by OldFatGuy.

    2013-07-25 22:14:46View | Delete

    Capitalism did not face the test of whether it could work before it was rolled out on society. And from a practical perspective, what exactly does “proven to work” mean. What would be the evidence that an alternative were “proven to work”?

    Capitalism evolved into existence. The next system may do the same. This idea that [...]

  • agourabum commented on the diary post Chris Hedges Says What I’ve Been Thinking For Some Time by OldFatGuy.

    2013-07-25 22:11:34View | Delete

    Cooperatively owned and run enterprises that are not run for profit. And there are many already that are working just fine.

    On a very small scale they do okay. It won’t work for 300,000,000 people.

  • agourabum commented on the diary post Chris Hedges Says What I’ve Been Thinking For Some Time by OldFatGuy.

    2013-07-25 22:06:19View | Delete

    It isn’t viable. Everything the government runs they run into the ground and bankruptcy. Fed Ex delivering our packages, social security is broke, medi care is a joke, etc. The slogans are wonderful, but a quasi communist approach is not viable. The government can’t guaranty our children are fed, you think they can guaranty jobs? [...]

  • agourabum commented on the diary post Chris Hedges Says What I’ve Been Thinking For Some Time by OldFatGuy.

    2013-07-24 20:02:52View | Delete

    Speaking from a purely pragmatic political perspective, ideologies that are uncompromising on their basic principles usually are more effective, and gain more power, than “moderate” ideologies that try to accommodate or at least tolerate those that wish to destroy them.

    Exactly what the intolerant bible belt says from their perch on the far right. You guys [...]

  • agourabum commented on the diary post What has Barack Obama done in over 4 years? by lakota.

    2013-07-24 19:47:21View | Delete

    He put the press to sleep. If a republican was in office, there would be huge outcry over the wars, death and industrial machine. With a democrat, it is muffled. Why did all the huge protest of the war stop when Obama was elected. Having a democrat makes it so the left can’t openly disagree [...]

  • agourabum commented on the diary post What Slavery Cost by David Swanson.

    2013-07-24 16:52:41View | Delete

    The war was about the south leaving the union. Freeing slaves was a great byproduct. But I wonder if the south didn’t leave, how much longer the disgusting institution of slavery would have continued.

    I doubt paying descendents will ever take hold because of racism. But I think free higher education could work.

  • Very cool to see a grass roots food organization helping the poor locals. Having to travel long distances to a store poses a tremendous amount of trouble. Given capitalism is all about making money, has anyone here considered why the stores left? Especially the last store that had a virtual monopoly? If those risks were [...]

  • agourabum commented on the diary post Today’s Car Dealerships Echo the 2000′s Mortgage Massacre by TuffsNotEnuff.

    2013-07-24 16:20:46View | Delete

    I am at a loss to understand your conviction that the auto dealers are villains. Maybe I just buy at better places. Now if you are talking about used car dealerships and their huge interest rates that never allow a person to payoff a car before needing another incredibly high cost loan/car, I may get [...]

  • agourabum commented on the diary post Today’s Car Dealerships Echo the 2000′s Mortgage Massacre by TuffsNotEnuff.

    2013-07-24 16:15:45View | Delete

    The system, itself, has worked against the Middle Class since Reagan came into office in 1981.

    The middle class grew during the Reagan years, mostly through the growth of small businesses which is at the heart of employment.

    It’s been a huge rolling pile of XXXX for 30 years. Condier the facts: rich-only tax cuts, rich-only subsidies, [...]

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