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Old 04-14-2019, 10:42 AM   #31
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Mr. Clod's company has a service like that on retainer--not just for execs, but for everyone, because they're so big they have dozens of employees overseas at any given time. If you're in Japan and an earthquake hits, for example, you make the call and the helicopter comes to get you.
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Old 04-14-2019, 08:18 PM   #32
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Mr. Clod's company has a service like that on retainer
Does it work for kidnapping?
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Old 04-14-2019, 09:42 PM   #33
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If you can get to a phone and tell them where you are, yes. They may or may not tip off local law enforcement, I don't know. But the service is basically no questions asked, and near-immediate deployment and arrival.
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Old 04-17-2019, 11:31 AM   #34
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Mr. Yang seems to get it.

"Presidential candidate Andrew Yang (D) on Monday evening mocked the mainstream media for still insisting that “Russia” collusion, “racism,” and “sexism” got President Donald Trump elected and not understanding that Trump’s economic nationalism actually propelled him to the White House."

He's not a Trump defender by all means but is thinking outside the Communist Democrat narrative. He has some very interesting ideas that are not generally something that I'd support. Plus he looks like a friend of mine here in Baguio.

He's a great candidate if Breitbart writes about him in a good light.
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Old 04-17-2019, 01:34 PM   #35
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Another person agreeing with something that Bernie Sanders has been saying all along, e.g. Trump's appeal was economic populism; "Some people think that the people who voted for Trump are racists and sexists and homophobes and deplorable folks. I don't agree..."

Love him or hate him, everything that the Democrats are doing (that has any appeal to anybody besides diehard party loyalists), is based on Bernie's 2016 platform. People say Bernie "isn't as Progressive" as he used to be-- well DUH, it's "not Progressive" anymore because EVERYBODY'S DOING IT now.

He's transformed politics. When he lost the Primary in 2016 it was like killing Obi-Wan Kenobi.
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Old 04-17-2019, 08:57 PM   #36
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It was close enough that EVERY factor "propelled him to the White House". If someone says "it was this, not that", they're probably wrong.
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Old 04-19-2019, 12:37 PM   #37
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Are any of these dem potentials promisin', in any way, to reduce the size & power of government on any level?
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Old 04-19-2019, 03:06 PM   #38
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Are any of these dem potentials promisin', in any way, to reduce the size & power of government on any level?
No. That's impossible. Am I wrong?
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Old 04-19-2019, 03:15 PM   #39
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Are any of these dem potentials promisin', in any way, to reduce the size & power of government on any level?
Progressives are intensely interested in reducing the size & power of large entities which overpower the liberty of individuals, we just disagree on what the primary threats are.
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Old 04-19-2019, 03:32 PM   #40
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"No. That's impossible. Am I wrong?"

Nope: it was a trick question.

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"Progressives are intensely interested in reducing the size & power of large entities which overpower the liberty of individuals"

Big business, in other words. Simple: make government stop protecting & catering to 'em. Otherwise: leave 'em be.

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"we just disagree on what the primary threats are."

Actually, if you think on it, we aren't that far apart. You want corps and the like reduced in power and scope; so do I. Where we disagree: you want gov to regulate 'em; I want gov to stop -- as I say -- protecting & catering to 'em.

You'd monitor & micromanage 'em; I'd throw 'em into the wilderness to fend for themselves.

What we disagree on, then, is the proper role of American 'government'.
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Old 04-19-2019, 03:39 PM   #41
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"No. That's impossible. Am I wrong?"

Nope: it was a trick question.

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"Progressives are intensely interested in reducing the size & power of large entities which overpower the liberty of individuals"

Big business, in other words. Simple: make government stop protecting & catering to 'em. Otherwise: leave 'em be.

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"we just disagree on what the primary threats are."

Actually, if you think on it, we aren't that far apart. You want corps and the like reduced in power and scope; so do I. Where we disagree: you want gov to regulate 'em; I want gov to stop -- as I say -- protecting & catering to 'em.

You'd monitor & micromanage 'em; I'd throw 'em into the wilderness to fend for themselves.

What we disagree on, then, is the proper role of American 'government'.
Agreed, on every point. You and I want the same things, for the same reasons. Just a different idea of what gets us there. I'd like to think that's a valuable lesson for American politics. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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Old 04-19-2019, 03:54 PM   #42
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"I'd like to think that's a valuable lesson for American politics. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯"

Many don't care, so we march toward war.
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Old 04-19-2019, 03:59 PM   #43
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I'd throw 'em into the wilderness to fend for themselves.
Where they would dump dioxin barrels in the woods.

Seriously. How old are you? Don't you remember the pollution in the 60s and 70s? The rivers that burned? The detergent in the rivers, making a crusty brown foam? Soot covering everything? The lead in the gasoline exhaust that everyone was breathing and the crime that resulted from all that brain damage? Cars without seat belts?

The big corporations literally don't give a shit about you or me except how they can make money off of us. The big government keeps them on a leash.
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Old 04-19-2019, 04:59 PM   #44
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"Where they would dump dioxin barrels in the woods."

Covered all this before: that's what the court is for...lay your claim, make your case, win your compensation.

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"Seriously. How old are you?"

How stupid are you?

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"Don't you remember...?"

What I remember is folks like yourself inflating that which should remain small and harnessed into a vast regulatory nightmare. 'One is bad, all must pay' instead of 'punish the guilty and punish the guilty only'.

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"The big corporations literally don't give a shit about you or me except how they can make money off of us."

Exactly, and neither do the folks who are supposed to be our employees.

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"The big government keeps them on a leash."

No, largely the big government caters to them and protects them.
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Old 04-19-2019, 05:19 PM   #45
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"The big government keeps them on a leash."

No, largely the big government caters to them and protects them.
This is precisely what informs my politics. I can't support parties/politicians who cater to corporate interests, so consequently, Progressives who are far to THE LEFT of the mainstream are the ONLY politicians I can support, in good conscience.

That's what solves the problem you're describing.
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