7/8/13 at 4:55pm
Posts by groakes
6/11/13 at 10:44pm
Lookin' in from the outside, I guess he's doing all right. It always surprises and stuns me (and probably the rest of the thinking world) when he and his "liberal" ilk are accused of being "Left Wing". Like really, he may not be as far to the right as say, Mussolini, but he is certainly way right of center relative to the rest of the world. You know the rest of the world? It's where the majority of people live and where America fights its wars. Now sure, the drone...
5/12/13 at 6:05pm
Of course! Advertising and marketing are ineffective. That's why corporations have given up on it and advertising revenues are dropping through the floor! So I wonder why, for example, pharmaceutical companies spend more on advertising and marketing than they do on research? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pharmaceutical_marketing As for short lived buying power, tell that to a...
5/12/13 at 5:21pm
5/9/13 at 9:57pm
Yeah well, I didn't see a single rebuttal. There was a lot of "no, you're wrong" and some pointless name calling. But no rebuttal or even an argument... The nearest thing to an argument was the line: "Of course the only way they are truly able to achieve such monopoly is by assistance from the state." Which is a ludicrous supposition particularly when MJ agrees with my point on the gravitational mass of capital.
5/9/13 at 6:10pm
That's a utopian view of the market, similar to to how the right criticizes Communism and Socialism as relying upon a utopian view of human behaviour. Yes, the market sponsors initiative and innovation, but the observed reality is that corporations left to their own devices strive to protect and grow their market share with the aim of achieving dominance, with a monopoly being the desired end state. Capital has gravitational mass. The more capital you have, the...
5/5/13 at 5:00pm
Child Soldiers http://newsfeed.time.com/2013/03/21/photos-bulletproof-fashion-for-kids/ http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/05/02/boy-shoots-sister-my-first-rifle/2128573/ They might arm their children but I bet they don't want a bar of sex education...
4/28/13 at 5:21pm
A US perspective on the Australian perspective... Gold! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pOiOhxujsE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYbY45rHj8w "Never again will a political career end in a senseless act of meaningful legislation."
4/18/13 at 3:44pm
4/9/13 at 5:39pm
Global warming may be contentious (for some) but I don't think that you can argue that CO2 levels have risen dramatically since the industrial revolution and coupled with that, the size of carbon sinks have been rapidly shrinking through de-forestation. Which begs the question - where does all the CO2 go...? Into the oceans? The science surrounding CO2 absorption in the oceans is fairly simple and fundamental. Perhaps we need to think of the broader consequences...