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Old 06-05-2009, 09:14 AM
 
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That's funny with all of the speculative talk dancing around the subject. Still doesn't escape the fact that private business is prohibited BY LAW to compete with the USPS with first-class mail. The subject is "when the government runs things". Well, the USPS bullying other businesses by not allowing them to compete in certain areas is definitely germane to the subject.
Bullying? You mean sort of like the lefties bullying all those wonderful people on Wall Street by opposing Bush's Social Security privatization schemes in 2005? But given the importance of first-class mail, maybe we should give the privateers a test case first. Let them compete in their ever so creative private sector ways in bulk-rate, educational, library, political, and other off-rate mail. Let's see how they do when tending a herd of something other than cash cows. Once they've shown that they can make an actual go of it there, maybe we can talk about allowing them into first-class mail as well...
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Old 06-05-2009, 09:23 AM
 
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Very mature. Isn't there a $8,000 incentive you should be offering some chump to buy an overpriced home right now?
Only if that chump hasn't owned a home for longer than the past three years.
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Old 06-05-2009, 09:31 AM
 
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Is that not what Dell, Gates, Soros also do along with every other capitalist pig? It's that finite amount of money we have.
Like Walmart, Microsoft certainly did use its market position as leverage underlying all sorts of anti-competitive schemes and practices that worked to the benefit of Microsoft and the detriment of everyone else. Not sure that anyone seriously contests that anymore. Soros made the bulk of his money in currency arbitrage. Having engaged in that on a much smaller scale, I can report that there was no arm-twisting of anyone or necessity for actual or threatened strangulation of others in turning some noteworthy profits. There is of course no such thing as a finite amount of money except at a given point in time.
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Old 06-05-2009, 09:38 AM
 
Location: I currently exist only in a state of mind. one too complex for geographic location.
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Nice answer. One of your most insightful in a while.


Probably. The right-wing has had the truth on ignore for decades.


Yeah, I do charge others for my advice and analysis. Make a pretty good living out of that, too. The AMT is a small price to pay. But once you reach a certain level, there is a sense of wanting to give something back to the little people. Thanks for holding up your end on that...

I think that you are a very sane, and rational person, and I take you very seriously. keep the illegals, and deport the republicans. this is a stance that is taken very seriously. I bet you are very successful and you want so badly to give back. you are an obvious 7 figure salary talent, and you can't wait to line up and give money to cockroaches in new orleans. thank you for all that you do.
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Old 06-05-2009, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I think that you are a very sane, and rational person, and I take you very seriously. keep the illegals, and deport the republicans. this is a stance that is taken very seriously. I bet you are very successful and you want so badly to give back. you are an obvious 7 figure salary talent, and you can't wait to line up and give money to cockroaches in new orleans. thank you for all that you do.
Yeah, I think he's full of bs too

Then again, perhaps it is possible to milk the system to some extent.
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Old 06-05-2009, 09:47 AM
 
Location: I currently exist only in a state of mind. one too complex for geographic location.
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Yeah, I think he's full of bs too

Then again, perhaps it is possible to milk the system to some extent.

whaaa? full of BS? I didn't mean to come off as being sarcastic. his views are supported by a good .000000000000000120001% of the american population. I think he probably goes straight from the ATM to the soup kitchen to hand out federal IOU's.
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Old 06-05-2009, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Very mature. Isn't there a $8,000 incentive you should be offering some chump to buy an overpriced home right now?

How's that Charlotte market doing right now? Pretty cr@ppy I take it Don't worry, Raleigh is right behind you guys!

Of course you'll say everything is great with your market right now. After all, you're on the internet where anonymity make your wildest dreams come true!
Blah, blah, blah....lol
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Old 06-05-2009, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Let's see you get around without a social security number... So then government does do something well, servitude.

When you guys turn in those soc numbers we'll take seriously the implication that everything is a socialist plot to ruin your life and you want nothing to do with any social concept - until then - welcome to the kaleidoscope that is America - enjoy our paved streets, electricity and clean drinking water.
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Old 06-05-2009, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Blah, blah, blah....lol
Yeah, guess that's why not understanding elementary conditional logic explains the realtor career track
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Old 06-05-2009, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Texas
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If the government had done a little more messing with the mechanisms of the free market between 2001 and 2008, we wouldn't have ended up in the sad shape we're in today. Now that the big bad free market has run us right off the rails, it just throws up its hands. Who does that leave to pick up the pieces?
The problem was not with the government because they never needed to be involved.

The problem was that people bought houses they couldn't afford and lenders lent to people who couldn't repay. Let the lenders go out of business and those who irresponsibly borrowed money to lose their assets.

Businesses that survive then learn the hard lesson and move on to avoid the same mistake again.

Please tell me why the 2001-2008 government is responsible for that mess within the private sector?
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