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    Quote Originally Posted by TopDogger View Post
    Fox is part of a five member network pool that manages the press corp issues. It is interesting that Fox appears to be the only one out of the group that is reporting that the group stood behind them. Apparently the lapdogs do not want to step too far out of line.
    You don't see anyone really cover the Obama birth certificate lawsuits or controversy outside of blogs.

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    People usually dismiss this referring to corporate abuses, but they forget corporations are a legal extension of the state. Remove the state and you no longer have corporatism. It's much too hard for a business to abuse their customers if they're the only ones who can keep them afloat and "bail them out". No more government to put your money into their pockets against your will.

    Another common thing brought against total free market is welfare of the poor, but poverty has been largely fueled by regulation. Just think about how much more expensive everything gets when it gets bureaucratized. Opportunities are destroyed, potential entrepreneurs are de-motivated, prices go up..

    And I could go on and on... :P
    Part of the issue with poverty was the great welfare migration of the 1960s. A poor person with no job skills living in the ghetto is out of luck. At least when the had a small piece of land, it was possible to grow their own food and get seasonal work on larger farms as pickers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bogart View Post
    You don't see anyone really cover the Obama birth certificate lawsuits or controversy outside of blogs.
    The lapdogs have all accepted Obama's Certificate of Live Birth as being an official birth certificate, which it is not. None of them question the rationale behind the blacked-out certificate number, which would indicate when the certificate was actually generated.

    Obama was one of the few presidents who was elected by the media, so they feel the need to support him. None of the issues raised about Obama's past and his numerous questionable associations was investigated. These were all important issues that were ignored.

    There are indications, however, that a "buyer's remorse" is setting in with the liberal media. Be careful what you ask for.
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    Who cares about Obama, its done and over with, it isn't going to change for another 7 years.

    Just so everyone knows, this law goes into effect December 1st. Make sure you're complying with it, because they won't have a problem throwing a fine your way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sundance View Post
    Just so everyone knows, this law goes into effect December 1st. Make sure you're complying with it, because they won't have a problem throwing a fine your way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bogart View Post
    Part of the issue with poverty was the great welfare migration of the 1960s. A poor person with no job skills living in the ghetto is out of luck. At least when the had a small piece of land, it was possible to grow their own food and get seasonal work on larger farms as pickers.
    If you're referring to the migration of blacks from south to north the main problem there seems to have been racism and the cultural heritage of slavery which are hardly a mark of the social evolution I'm advocating.

    Whatever the case though I don't think you need forced welfare systems to fight poverty, especially since they tend to create much of the problem they're meant to solve.

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    Time to invest in offshore hosting and anonymous accounts.
    From US perspective I live "offshore", but my VPS host is in USA because it's the best I could find. I wonder if I'd be affected by that new regulation...

    That's the trouble with non-US hosting though.. especially if you need something like VPS. There aren't as many good choices. For instance two of the best VPS providers I know of, Slicehost and Linode (which I use now), are both in US.

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    Quote Originally Posted by memenode View Post

    That's the trouble with non-US hosting though.. especially if you need something like VPS. There aren't as many good choices. For instance two of the best VPS providers I know of, Slicehost and Linode (which I use now), are both in US.
    Yeah there not really any good choices at all. I seen some hosting in UK charging VAT (30%!!). The thing is that United States internet backbone is well connected which also gives cheap bandwidth. I've noticed most other hosting not based in US is just plain expensive just for the bandwidth! Your looking a huge overages if you go over you small limit. Nevermind the server. Try looking up some hosting in Hong kong or Japan. Its outrageous. Euro hosting is also outrageous becuase a Euro is worth so much! Something that says 59.99 Euro a month is going be alot mor then 59.99 specially with Vat!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by memenode View Post
    If you're referring to the migration of blacks from south to north the main problem there seems to have been racism and the cultural heritage of slavery which are hardly a mark of the social evolution I'm advocating.

    Whatever the case though I don't think you need forced welfare systems to fight poverty, especially since they tend to create much of the problem they're meant to solve.
    A lot of the migration was due to welfare. You would have to think that a lot of the migrants would have been better off staying on their own small piece of land rather than living in a ghetto in Detroit or Oakland etc

    The problem really gets down to the Government imposing a system. When people like bloggers and Fox News speak up, they want to shut them up by creating new rules and regulations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bogart View Post
    A lot of the migration was due to welfare. You would have to think that a lot of the migrants would have been better off staying on their own small piece of land rather than living in a ghetto in Detroit or Oakland etc
    Oh.. I think I understand now what you meant (correct me if not). They moved because of the welfare state benefits and thus left what could have been more prosperous for them. Right, that would be a good example of welfare state damage (that is, bad incentives getting people to act against their better interests).

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    The problem really gets down to the Government imposing a system. When people like bloggers and Fox News speak up, they want to shut them up by creating new rules and regulations.
    Agreed. Fortunately it doesn't always work, especially if people just en mass ignore them and disobey, which is probably the best way to fight these kinds of things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by memenode View Post
    Oh.. I think I understand now what you meant (correct me if not). They moved because of the welfare state benefits and thus left what could have been more prosperous for them. Right, that would be a good example of welfare state damage (that is, bad incentives getting people to act against their better interests).

    Agreed. Fortunately it doesn't always work, especially if people just en mass ignore them and disobey, which is probably the best way to fight these kinds of things.
    Some of the people benefited by moving North and taking factory jobs. The natural development would have been for the migrants to have sent money back to their families, built homes and started businesses down South. The welfare benefits caused a mass migration of people to what has become inner city ghettos.

    At least in the countryside people have their own land and can grow some food. Even if you are poor, you aren't dependent on the government to feed you. Plus there is always the posibility to buy land and become more prosperous.

    The Gullah community, former slaves that settled in the barrier islands of South Carolina are good example. Most of the Gullah sold their land to developers and many of them are left with nothing once the money was spend up.

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    I like the way that Walter Williams (a black economist from George Mason University) describes his first realization that something is wrong with the welfare system in America. I think it was his father who said that the USA is greatest country in the world, and you never have to work a day in your life--as long as you are willing to be poor.
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