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  1. Dru
    11-17-2015 09:04 PM
    cool, because they have a lot of articles on the subject floating around. i liked that they seemed to lack bias.
  2. Dru
    11-17-2015 06:21 PM
    in case your question on how "the problem" relates to Islam has yet gone unanswered to your satisfaction, this may be worth a read. i found it more helpful, at any rate, than e7's posting.
  3. Dru
    11-17-2015 12:28 AM
    Someone else addressed it much more clearly than I could have.
  4. Monte314
    11-07-2015 11:54 AM
    Monte314 commented on Tell Me About Carson!
    You are probably right here. I never thought of this.
  5. demaugustus
    11-01-2015 04:46 AM
    Uhh . . . You know . . . You busy man! Nah, I was just joking. The thread got kind of ridiculous, so I just expressed my displeasure.
  6. byhisello99
    10-31-2015 01:43 PM
    Offshoring: The amount of misinformation, misdirection, confusion and outright drivel in this thread is nauseating. Offshoring and outsourcing are only tangentially related. Make offshoring illegal and we tank the U.S. economy. Most countries offshore their financial management services to the U.S., their aircraft and aeroengine manufacturing to the U.S., and production of entertainment to the U.S. "Offshored" Nissan, Honda, Toyota, etc, plants in the U.S. produced more than three million cars last year. Let's outlaw all that. Or not.

    Many frequent contributors to INTJf are astoundingly ignorant and slothful - and proud of it. Sound bites in news and from pundits bring instant emotional responses, predictable based on blind devotion to existing biases. Don't bother seeking out information that contradicts your biases because you already know such information cannot possibly exist.

    This thread is one of the worst examples of brainlessness I've seen this year in P&CE.
  7. demaugustus
    10-30-2015 12:39 AM
    demaugustus commented on China Ends its One Child Policy.
    What's your blog address? I lost it.
  8. Clh123
    10-19-2015 10:03 PM
    Did I offend you because of what I said about China? If I did, it certainly was not intentional. I don't appeal to social norms. I don't tow party lines. I am autonomous and prefer to think for myself, not mimick what everyone else is doing and thinking. Just because majority rules, does not mean it is right.
  9. The Frozen One
    10-09-2015 09:11 AM
    The Frozen One
    I still see the same title. Maybe it hasn't hit my part of the web yet, but this is what I want the title to read...

    "Who do you support in the presidential election right now?"

    In any event. Thanks Daoist.
  10. The Frozen One
    10-09-2015 09:04 AM
    The Frozen One
    Daoist, could you edit the title of this thread for me? I meant to say "Who do you support in the presidential election right now?"

    instead it reads "Who do you support for right now for the presidential election?"
  11. larkin
    10-03-2015 12:37 AM
    larkin commented on Right wing radio
    a thousand times, this
  12. byhisello99
    10-02-2015 12:23 PM
    byhisello99 commented on Slave Reparations.
  13. Distance
    09-26-2015 10:51 PM
    Now you know how I get away with stating some of my opinions, where they're laced with sarcasm.

    That said, wait until I get intense about something, whether it's because of interest or angry. The pace picks up to rapid fire and becomes more clipped but the volume doesn't increase. If angry, the volume drops down where my voice hardens and gets cold.
  14. Distance
    09-26-2015 09:04 PM
    What were you expecting?
  15. SkyBright
    09-16-2015 03:12 PM
    Lol. I also used the word "adorbs".
  16. Distance
    08-31-2015 09:46 PM
    Coincidentally, another VM arrived seconds before yours. BP sent me a LOL, about the exact same post.
  17. byhisello99
    08-31-2015 09:31 PM
    byhisello99 commented on President Trump?
    You haven't looked at his proposals yet? I thought you had formed an opinion. Perhaps I'm wrong.
  18. byhisello99
    08-28-2015 01:27 PM
    Very little of the purchase of government debt and private troubled assets was done by printing money. The Fed used the excess cash banks deposit with the Feds for most of it. Which is part of the fragile nature of our current economy.

    Banks have a lot of excess cash on hand because Dodd-Frank made it difficult to loan to small businesses (lots of technical stuff in there, too much for an INTJf message or discussion). Largely, commercial lending is done only to those already big, and much of it is for the purposes of acquisitions. The big keep getting bigger.

    This is fine as long as the regulatory environment favors the big companies over the small one and discourages entrepreneurship. A sea change in the regulatory environment will require rapid deleveraging for the Fed to raise the cash needed to repay the banks.

    Cash for commercial purposes can be generated, of course, by allowing repatriation of the more than $2 trillion stuck overseas. It isn't brought back to the U.S. because it must be taxed at one of the world's highest corporate income tax rates, 35%, and then re-taxed if distributed to shareholders. Until ideology can be leavened with practicality, our government will insist on making "the rich pay just a little bit more," and prove it's doing so by keeping that liquidity locked overseas.

    As an aside, I suspect President Hillary Clinton might allow the money to come home by acknowledging the need to blend practicality with ideology. Her husband did that following the 1994 election, and the result was a balanced budget and an economic boom.
  19. Malkavia
  20. Distance
    08-27-2015 10:40 PM
    From my perspective, there was no choice. Unless we wanted a global depression with the fall of the entire financial system, we had to help the banks and insurance companies. I don't want to repeat the entire list of problems but suffice to say, mark to market on their weapons of mass destruction would have flattened not only the banks but every Joe-Bob, Betty Lou, mom and pop shops, businesses from small to global conglomerates with the inability to finance overnight loans to tide over gaps between receivables and deliverables. Don't believe me? Look to how businesses make payroll every month and how firms that invoice, can give thirty days for their clients to pay their bills.

    So, my suggestion benefits Joe Average and ensured that Goldman Sachs didn't close its doors. And before anyone starts spouting about how GS claimed to have been solvent during the near credit crunch, I'm going to throw down the b/s flag since they too were struggling with mark-to-market and the AIG ripple effect sufficient that they retained $2.9B in-house, rather than the fairy tale that they didn't need the bail out money and only sent the money externally to pay off prop trades. They flat out lied.

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