Comments on: The dirtiest word on the campaign trail: Europe Tue, 31 Mar 2015 01:18:20 +0000 hourly 1 By: Nanette Janacek Thu, 09 Oct 2014 13:52:09 +0000 That’s the rather definition of remaining nonrational, in conflict based completely within your sensations. I not really know what exactly everyone else on the planet is actually emotion, even so really do know which usually what they boast of being “love” is merely being and as with some other feeling the idea changes. I do think you require therapy regarding dismissing any realistic an important part of the human brain, you already know, any component that rationally thinks about the entire world surrounding you together with utilizes sense..

By: doggydaddy Mon, 23 Jan 2012 17:29:20 +0000 anonmess: You are so right. Thanks. It’s just that it was so believable. I know because I live in Mississippi. But in this case I’d rather be wrong and a bit embarrassed than right and the children of Mississippi not be properly taught. Thanks again.

By: anonmess Mon, 23 Jan 2012 15:19:30 +0000 To doggydaddy
Looks like you were scammed by Snopes:

By: PreetSG Mon, 23 Jan 2012 13:02:39 +0000 Wow, anyone saw yet another attack by the Ron Paul (RP) machine against Huntsman?

Just wait to see that people would say that the message was not sent by RP. Just like the racist RP newsletters or the RP attack on Huntsman daughters or the thuggish actions against Dana Bash by RP machine in front of RP; just hear the deluded cult members absolve all blame from RP. They would say it was just done in RP’s name.

The message was low and terrible! Despicable! Then again, that is what RP is.

By: OneOfTheSheep Mon, 23 Jan 2012 03:28:07 +0000 “…Europe is home to more of the world’s largest companies than the United States (179 to 140) and ranks higher on important quality-of-life indexes than the United States, from income inequality and access to health care to life expectancy, infant mortality and poverty levels.”

You speak of the past as if it were the present. It is not. It seems that America’s global economic leadership during and since WW II has allowed the world to forget historical business cycles typically summarized as “good times” and “bad times”.

Current European social costs and benefits appear increasingly unsustainable as the Euro staggers back and forth in increasing danger of complete collapse as recent “good times” wind down. The financial options available to an individual (or a nation) in “good times” are obviously more lavish than the privations “bad times” may impose. Both Europe AND America have been living beyond our means even in “good times”.

So long as the dollar remains the international medium of exchange, America has the opportunity to get our spending priorities and revenue priorities in better balance; and we are very, very lucky for that. Our current level of economic spending is utterly unsustainable, and priorities for limited tax revenue are going to be unavoidable.

ALL nations today struggle to manage the transition from an industrial society to an information society where more and more computers and programmable production robots assume work once done by humans. The displacement and dissatisfaction of this transition will clearly be of the same magnitude as was that of the industrial revolution, which also adversely affected many, many people, but there’s a BIG difference.

The displacement and dissatisfaction of the industrial revolution took place during the nineteenth century with a world population of less than ONE BILLION of which less than half lived in developed countries. The SEVEN BILLION people present today (and increasing) will have an effect much like replacing the ox pulling a biblical cart on a dirt road of that time with a 100 hp engine. Impossible to productively employ, steer or stop, about the only certainty is of unknown and extreme danger. Hang onto your hat (if you have one).

By: doggydaddy Mon, 23 Jan 2012 03:27:07 +0000 How can our country ever graduate from even high school if we can’t pass elementary school thinking? As long as there remains a major political force in power demanding that ignorant is bliss, the demise of the US will continue unabated. Can you say “freedom fries”?

I learned something very interesting just last night about Mississippi, the state I currently reside in. In 1999, Mississippi passed a law removing the teaching of fractions and decimals from the secondary school curriculum. The reasons I found made no sense to me. Something about being too confusing for the kids, that it’s better for them to build a command of whole numbers, and something that had to do with the Bible, which was even more esoteric to me. What is going on?

By: WYSIWYG Sat, 21 Jan 2012 15:06:33 +0000 Having lived briefly in Europe, I found that Europeans are more like Americans than different. Although they differ in language they are surprisingly similar in politics, economics, morality, and even general attitude. Current efforts to resolve their version of the world-wide recession are very similar to ours, they have followed us in the “war on terrorism”, they wrestle with issues such as abortion, medical care, religion, etc., and self-motivated entrepreneurs abound.

Republicans are short-sided to cherry-pick minor differences to further their narrow political goals. They may even pay at the polls.

By: Econstudent Fri, 20 Jan 2012 20:18:28 +0000 As I mentioned, as a comment in an other op-ed:

Embrace of ignorance is the republican montra. Worse yet, this embrace of American exceptional-ism has hampered progress.