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Forum: Politics & Religion May 12th, 2012, 00:23
Replies: 406
Views: 12,664
Posted By Jhari
Seems sometimes that here in America, "Freedom"…

Seems sometimes that here in America, "Freedom" is code for the denial of social responsibility.
Forum: Politics & Religion May 12th, 2012, 00:14
Replies: 448
Views: 14,732
Posted By Jhari
Actually, although the Democrats control the…

Actually, although the Democrats control the Senate, they can't do anything because they can't overcome the supermajority the Republicans are forcing on every vote. It's hard enough these days to…
Forum: Politics & Religion April 30th, 2012, 02:50
Replies: 157
Views: 7,787
Posted By Jhari
I don't think it's religious, I think it's…

I don't think it's religious, I think it's cultural.

EDIT:

And that's the big issue I have with this thread, and this train of thought in general. Religion and culture are NOT interchangeable,…
Forum: Politics & Religion April 24th, 2012, 00:09
Replies: 157
Views: 7,787
Posted By Jhari
Interesting you say that. I was researching for…

Interesting you say that. I was researching for a paper and I came a cross an example of Lord's justice. This was in medieval England, but I can't remember the particulars beyond that.

Seems…
Forum: Off-Topic April 17th, 2012, 00:43
Replies: 3,411
Views: 182,694
Posted By Jhari
Just purchased another Jesse Cook album. If you…

Just purchased another Jesse Cook album. If you like classic/Spanish guitar, check it out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcKcuPWDwxc
Forum: Off-Topic April 17th, 2012, 00:39
Replies: 1,722
Views: 114,076
Posted By Jhari
Just finished Tigana, by Guy Gavriel kay, one of…

Just finished Tigana, by Guy Gavriel kay, one of my favorite authors. I'd recommend it to any interested in complex, psychological fantasy.
Forum: News Comments April 17th, 2012, 00:32
Replies: 53
Views: 3,712
Posted By Jhari
The beard looks fairly modern. I'm hoping for…

The beard looks fairly modern. I'm hoping for Fallout.
Forum: Politics & Religion April 14th, 2012, 22:31
Replies: 39
Views: 1,727
Posted By Jhari
It's not a new social problem, it's a very old…

It's not a new social problem, it's a very old one having a modern relapse. I would suggest that the extremists, as they always do, will find themselves increasingly marginalized in the next several…
Forum: Politics & Religion April 13th, 2012, 23:36
Replies: 39
Views: 1,727
Posted By Jhari
Further, the economic disparity between the…

Further, the economic disparity between the heavily industrialized coastal region and the hinterland is a fundamental, and structural social time bomb, and the fuze is burning low. The Communist…
Forum: Politics & Religion April 13th, 2012, 23:29
Replies: 39
Views: 1,727
Posted By Jhari
It's a matter of balance of regional power and…

It's a matter of balance of regional power and who is going to control a very important stretch of ocean and the trade routes it represents.

China wants to control the sea lanes in it's region,…
Forum: Politics & Religion April 13th, 2012, 23:23
Replies: 39
Views: 1,727
Posted By Jhari
You might consider that the US has always been a…

You might consider that the US has always been a divided nation in terms of what the nation is supposed to be. our founding fathers argued nearly the exact same issues while they were forming this…
Forum: Politics & Religion December 13th, 2011, 03:40
Replies: 523
Views: 15,543
Posted By Jhari
Glad to see someone make the distinction here.

Glad to see someone make the distinction here.
Forum: Politics & Religion December 13th, 2011, 03:36
Replies: 86
Views: 2,171
Posted By Jhari
We are all to blame for it, and many of us,…

We are all to blame for it, and many of us, including me, have benefited greatly from the concepts of trickle down economics and share holder value management. However, neo-liberal economics has…
Forum: Politics & Religion December 11th, 2011, 20:23
Replies: 86
Views: 2,171
Posted By Jhari
Well, there is plenty of that on both sides of…

Well, there is plenty of that on both sides of the issue.

Consider, however, that the combination of neo-liberal economics and the shareholder value management paradigm has combined to create an…
Forum: Off-Topic December 11th, 2011, 19:05
Replies: 1,722
Views: 114,076
Posted By Jhari
'm finishing up "The last light of the Sun" by…

'm finishing up "The last light of the Sun" by Guy Gavriel Kay. and extremely well written book.

I'm also starting to read "America's secret War" by George Friedman.
Forum: Off-Topic December 11th, 2011, 18:55
Replies: 1,722
Views: 114,076
Posted By Jhari
I'm afraid I must disagree. I found the writing…

I'm afraid I must disagree. I found the writing to be simplistic and the story slow and uninteresting. it read like something written for teenagers.

Of course, all of this is subjective.
Forum: Politics & Religion December 11th, 2011, 01:47
Replies: 6
Views: 543
Posted By Jhari
Both Republicans and Democrats have raised taxes…

Both Republicans and Democrats have raised taxes and increased spending, so the dogma of the parties doesn't often match the reality of their politics. Should also remember that a great deal of the…
Forum: Politics & Religion October 22nd, 2011, 07:11
Replies: 20
Views: 1,232
Posted By Jhari
A lot of folks were making that argument in the…

A lot of folks were making that argument in the 1920's. Is it true this time around? I read an interesting article somewhere about the concept of economic balance of power, and future wars would be…
Forum: Politics & Religion October 22nd, 2011, 06:57
Replies: 20
Views: 1,232
Posted By Jhari
This, and your opening post is full of problems. …

This, and your opening post is full of problems. But if were going to play predictions, well:

1. China will do what it always does: Collapse under the economic disparity between the coastal…
Forum: Politics & Religion October 9th, 2011, 21:54
Replies: 174
Views: 7,636
Posted By Jhari
Yes, and Republicans are for high spending and…

Yes, and Republicans are for high spending and low taxes, so that's not so good
either.

Simplicity in thought doesn't help anyone. There are Republicans that tend to be fiscally conservative and…
Forum: Politics & Religion October 9th, 2011, 21:46
Replies: 57
Views: 1,829
Posted By Jhari
By "unfunded", I was specifically referring to…

By "unfunded", I was specifically referring to the Bush doctrine of fighting wars by borrowing, rather than increasing taxes. In the case of Af/Stan and Iraq, that borrowing resolved into a 3T…
Forum: Politics & Religion October 9th, 2011, 21:35
Replies: 396
Views: 12,354
Posted By Jhari
Getting back to the protests for a moment: …

Getting back to the protests for a moment:

There is a potentially dangerous situation brewing here. There is no doubt that more and more folks are feeling disenfranchised from the economic…
Forum: Politics & Religion October 1st, 2011, 15:58
Replies: 57
Views: 1,829
Posted By Jhari
Neither side makes much sense because taxing and…

Neither side makes much sense because taxing and spending isn't the issue as much as the downturn in the economy is the issue. A great deal of the problem will be resolved as we move beyond the…
Forum: Politics & Religion September 17th, 2011, 01:19
Replies: 207
Views: 7,497
Posted By Jhari
This might be the case for the extreme ends of…

This might be the case for the extreme ends of the spectrum, but I believe that most voters aren't that black and white. Personally, I believe that individuals are ultimately responsible for their…
Forum: Politics & Religion September 11th, 2011, 20:35
Replies: 447
Views: 21,611
Posted By Jhari
Interesting, considering that the German banking…

Interesting, considering that the German banking system de facto controls the EU economy. I believe the general consensus (here in the US) is that Germany benefits financially in the end, regardless…
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