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    Re: Wal-Mart: Our shoppers are 'running out of money'

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    If we fall it will be because of socialism and a lack of the free market. Thank God, I think we woke up in time to stop it before it's too late.
    So tell us why the free market hasn't put in mass transit? Tell us how capitalism has stopped the fall?
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    newsweek, april 28, 1975, "The Cooling World:"

    There are ominous signs that the Earth’s weather patterns have begun to change dramatically and that these changes may portend a drastic decline in food production – with serious political implications for just about every nation on Earth. The drop in food output could begin quite soon, perhaps only 10 years from now. The regions destined to feel its impact are the great wheat-producing lands of Canada and the U.S.S.R. in the North, along with a number of marginally self-sufficient tropical areas – parts of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indochina and Indonesia – where the growing season is dependent upon the rains brought by the monsoon.

    The evidence in support of these predictions has now begun to accumulate so massively that meteorologists are hard-pressed to keep up with it. In England, farmers have seen their growing season decline by about two weeks since 1950, with a resultant overall loss in grain production estimated at up to 100,000 tons annually. During the same time, the average temperature around the equator has risen by a fraction of a degree – a fraction that in some areas can mean drought and desolation. Last April, in the most devastating outbreak of tornadoes ever recorded, 148 twisters killed more than 300 people and caused half a billion dollars’ worth of damage in 13 U.S. states.

    To scientists, these seemingly disparate incidents represent the advance signs of fundamental changes in the world’s weather. The central fact is that after three quarters of a century of extraordinarily mild conditions, the earth’s climate seems to be cooling down. Meteorologists disagree about the cause and extent of the cooling trend, as well as over its specific impact on local weather conditions. But they are almost unanimous in the view that the trend will reduce agricultural productivity for the rest of the century. If the climatic change is as profound as some of the pessimists fear, the resulting famines could be catastrophic. “A major climatic change would force economic and social adjustments on a worldwide scale,” warns a recent report by the National Academy of Sciences, “because the global patterns of food production and population that have evolved are implicitly dependent on the climate of the present century.”

    Climatologists are pessimistic that political leaders will take any positive action to compensate for the climatic change, or even to allay its effects. They concede that some of the more spectacular solutions proposed, such as melting the Arctic ice cap by covering it with black soot or diverting arctic rivers, might create problems far greater than those they solve. But the scientists see few signs that government leaders anywhere are even prepared to take the simple measures of stockpiling food or of introducing the variables of climatic uncertainty into economic projections of future food supplies. The longer the planners delay, the more difficult will they find it to cope with climatic change once the results become grim reality.
    Newsweek on the cooling world

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    Re: Wal-Mart: Our shoppers are 'running out of money'

    vote obama, 2012!

    stop cars---and capitalism---in their tracks!

    LOL!

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    Re: Wal-Mart: Our shoppers are 'running out of money'

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    Don't know all of them, yet, but I know that a few of them generate bile in the pits of conservative stomachs.....
    Cain, no
    West, maybe
    Bachman, hell no
    Pawlenty, no
    Santorum, no
    Romney, maybe
    Try a Romney West ticket, with either in top slot...
    Get ready for Daniels.

    Mitch Daniels Readies For Announcement

    Mitch Daniels Executive Career as Governor of Indiana is Impressive. When Daniels took office, the state had an $800-million deficit. He turned that into a $1.3-billion surplus. He reduced the growth in government from over 5% a year to 2.8% a year, and reduced the state workforce by 18%. He cut property taxes and moved to shift the state onto a consumption tax. The state of Indiana is now sitting on a nice big fat emergency fund, and as other states are increasingly desperate to cover increasingly dangerous budget gaps, Indiana is trying to figure out how to refund it's tax surplus back to the taxpayers.

    he's also successfully demonstrated how to reform healthcare with Indiana's state employees: Hoosiers and HSA's

    ...The HSA option has proven highly popular. This year, over 70% of our 30,000 Indiana state workers chose it, by far the highest in public-sector America... State employees enrolled in the consumer-driven plan will save more than $8 million in 2010 compared to their coworkers in the old-fashioned preferred provider organization (PPO) alternative. In the second straight year in which we've been forced to skip salary increases, workers switching to the HSA are adding thousands of dollars to their take-home pay... In a time of severe budgetary stress, Indiana will save at least $20 million in 2010 because of our high HSA enrollment. Mercer calculates the state's total costs are being reduced by 11% solely due to the HSA option..
    and now he's reforming entitlements in his state in the sameway: Medicaid Meets Health Savings Accounts in Indiana. The CATO guys are furious because they're worried that Daniels Reforms will work TOO well:

    ...I support HSAs because they allow workers to reclaim control over a portion of their health-care dollars, and I support expanding them so workers can control all their health-care dollars. Within the context of Medicaid, however, the advantages of HSAs are actually a problem. Medicaid is welfare. By offering Medicaid enrollees the freedom and opportunity for wealth accumulation that HSAs create, the Daniels plan makes Medicaid more attractive...
    In addition, Daniels pulled off what took Walker a month and a nightmare on his very first day in office. He just passed a state-wide school voucher program, is set to end Medicaid coverage for Planned Parenthood, in a move that will leave Indiana with some of the nations' tightest restrictions on Abortion.


    Gosh, what a hard core, conservative right winger, right? Sure he's awesome, but he could never win, certainly he's turned off the moderates, the independents, and so forth?


    Nope. Daniels won reelection in 2008 - the year of the Democratic sweep - by 18 points, even as his state voted for Obama He picked up 20% of the black vote and won the under-30 vote by 7 points.

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    Re: Wal-Mart: Our shoppers are 'running out of money'

    Quote Originally Posted by shintao View Post
    So tell us why the free market hasn't put in mass transit? Tell us how capitalism has stopped the fall?
    easy. because the free market responds to what the people want; and - by and large - the American people want to drive cars.

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    Re: Wal-Mart: Our shoppers are 'running out of money'

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    Anyone who thinks we have a shortage of socialists in this country doesn't read DP
    I think there are maybe two or three socialists here. By your logic, there must be almost as many libertarians as liberals and conservatives, just like at DP.
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    Re: Wal-Mart: Our shoppers are 'running out of money'

    Quote Originally Posted by shintao View Post
    Denmark huh? Think Germany. Everything you hypothesize is wrong. I want you free, no control, no light bulbs. Want to guess again? America will continue it's fall thanks to Capitalism, and the crazy idea we shouldn't do anything until the demand is in critical state, and we have to subsidize some corporation to patch it. We are so far behind the world they have to pump us sunlight.
    Germany is getting a taste of their Bismarkian boondoggle. They're now the welfare state for the EU, and they ain't liking it because they themselves are up to their eyes in hawk.

    America's rise was due to limited government. Look at what happened in the 50 short years since we began abandoning it for Eurosocialist idiocy.

    If we went back to limited government and got the beast off our backs we'd do fine. Too bad they didn't leave well enough alone 50-years ago.

    Capitalism is the way out of this mess.

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    Re: Wal-Mart: Our shoppers are 'running out of money'

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    All the world's experts say we are approaching the end of cheap oil. What do you have to refute the world's experts, other than the unsubstantiated opinion you provided here?
    the worlds' experts have been saying this since the 1890's. I think we'll be fine.

    if Obama created the problem than how could it have been a problem before Obama was even elected?
    Obama didn't create cheap money, deficit spending, or the relative non-exploitation of our own resources. He merely accelerated these things way beyond sustainability.

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    Re: Wal-Mart: Our shoppers are 'running out of money'

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Get ready for Daniels.

    Mitch Daniels Readies For Announcement

    Mitch Daniels Executive Career as Governor of Indiana is Impressive. When Daniels took office, the state had an $800-million deficit. He turned that into a $1.3-billion surplus. He reduced the growth in government from over 5% a year to 2.8% a year, and reduced the state workforce by 18%. He cut property taxes and moved to shift the state onto a consumption tax. The state of Indiana is now sitting on a nice big fat emergency fund, and as other states are increasingly desperate to cover increasingly dangerous budget gaps, Indiana is trying to figure out how to refund it's tax surplus back to the taxpayers.

    he's also successfully demonstrated how to reform healthcare with Indiana's state employees: Hoosiers and HSA's



    and now he's reforming entitlements in his state in the sameway: Medicaid Meets Health Savings Accounts in Indiana. The CATO guys are furious because they're worried that Daniels Reforms will work TOO well:



    In addition, Daniels pulled off what took Walker a month and a nightmare on his very first day in office. He just passed a state-wide school voucher program, is set to end Medicaid coverage for Planned Parenthood, in a move that will leave Indiana with some of the nations' tightest restrictions on Abortion.


    Gosh, what a hard core, conservative right winger, right? Sure he's awesome, but he could never win, certainly he's turned off the moderates, the independents, and so forth?


    Nope. Daniels won reelection in 2008 - the year of the Democratic sweep - by 18 points, even as his state voted for Obama He picked up 20% of the black vote and won the under-30 vote by 7 points.
    a very, very serious post

    daniels is a serious man

    you must have been watching him pretty closely for awhile

    altho you have a link pointing to daniels ENDING COLLECTIVE BARGAINING on his second day in office, folks who don't open your sources might not explicitly take away the knowledge

    a masterful post, thanks for putting it all together

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    Re: Wal-Mart: Our shoppers are 'running out of money'

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    newsweek, april 28, 1975, "The Cooling World:"
    Newsweek on the cooling world
    I read through the entire artlce and never found a single mention of any consensus that it was happening.
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