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[#] Mon Feb 11 2013 15:57:33 EST from Ladyhawke @ Uncensored

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Wait, the Pope can resign??  Didn't even know that was possible.... 



[#] Mon Feb 11 2013 19:30:42 EST from zooer @ Uncensored

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Yea, he talks to god, if god said it was okay then the pope can do it.

Now we have to start panicking about the prophecy of St. Malachy.

[#] Mon Feb 11 2013 22:51:45 EST from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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Noooobody expects the papal resignation!!!1

[#] Tue Feb 12 2013 17:36:39 EST from triLcat @ Uncensored

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I think this might be the stupidest piece of liberal party-line junk that I've gotten - I get it a lot.

"You don't make peace with friend and allies"

 

Yes, that's obvious - you make alliances when there is mutual benefit.

There's no middle ground when the other side is more concerned with wiping you off the face of the Earth than with caring for their own economy, or, you know, citizens.



[#] Tue Feb 12 2013 21:36:30 EST from Ladyhawke @ Uncensored

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Anyone else watching the State of the Union and notice the look on Tim Cook's face when Obama said that Apple was going to start making Macs in the us again??



[#] Wed Feb 13 2013 07:12:30 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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I'd be interesting for the Catholic church to go popeless for a while.

Beyond the See, heh.

[#] Wed Feb 13 2013 13:31:41 EST from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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Anyone else watching the State of the Union and notice the look on

Really? "Those jobs aren't coming back." --Steve Jobs, http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20120123/ARTICLE/301239999

Anything could happen of course, sooner or later. Some companies are discovering that outsourcing isn't all it's cracked up to be.

But the PC industry's whole supply chain is in Asia.

[#] Wed Feb 13 2013 13:37:40 EST from Ladyhawke @ Uncensored

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And about time, too.  I've never understood why execs would ignore the huge operational and reputational costs involved with outsourcing to both the detriment of the firm as a whole and their own budgets.



[#] Wed Feb 13 2013 16:04:16 EST from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/17/business/us-outsource-job-china

maybe they should have given him a raise.

[#] Wed Feb 13 2013 16:35:15 EST from Ladyhawke @ Uncensored

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Classic.

The security issues are staggering....but man, that's one heck of a capitalist....



[#] Fri Feb 22 2013 11:13:10 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Apple's insourcing of a few easy assembly jobs is a PR move. When so much of the supply chain has moved to Asia there is a tremendous value in keeping everything in one place. Need a component changed? The company that made it is nearby.

This isn't something recent. Offshoring of manufacturing jobs is a decades-long process, and we are now seeing the end result. The damage is done and it will be difficult to reverse.

It's very easy to pin blame, too. This is *directly* the fault of American labor unions, who artificially drove up the cost of American labor to the point where manufacturers were basically forced to offshore if they wanted to remain competitive.

My preferred course of action is to dismantle all unions, preferably through the use of a large amount of violence and deadly force. Force-feed a large bomb to Michael Moore and then drop him into the middle of a union rally.

But if that's not practical, then the obvious solution would be to impose a 10% tariff of anything imported from Asia, and a 30% excise tax on any product which has union labor anywhere in the value chain.

Oh, and if we can't use Michael Moore as a weapon of mass destruction then we should blow him up anyway, just on principle.

[#] Fri Feb 22 2013 11:28:06 EST from zooer @ Uncensored

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Why not just make all states right to work states? If the union operates in a positive way for the worker
people will join the union, if the unions are not doing a good job the unions will fail. Free market approach.

The unions keep the politicians in power and the politicians keep the union leaders in power. It is a win win
for the bureaucrats and the union leaders.
http://youtu.be/mVyNlJUKgug

[#] Fri Feb 22 2013 16:07:18 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Wow. If you look at [ http://www.nrtw.org/rtws.htm ] a map of Right-to-Work states vs. Forced-Unionism states, it ends up looking almost exactly like an election map. Not surprising, I guess.

We really are two separate nations occupying the same space. We should have a civil war.

[#] Fri Feb 22 2013 23:07:49 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Yeah, we've tried the civil war thing before, and it didn't quite work out.

[#] Wed Feb 27 2013 10:54:32 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Actually it worked out pretty well.  (warning: partisan comment follows, stop reading now if that's a problem)  The Lincoln-led Republicans won, and the pro-slavery Democrats lost.  The latter group then went on to bring us tasty treats like Jim Crow and the KKK, and have been trying to push a lie about "flip flop" ever since.

That's kind of the point -- the tension between constitutionalists and socialists is so high right now, that it's starting to mirror the kind of tension that brought about the first civil war.  Maybe it is time for another.  I would be willing to leave the People's Republic of New York and move to America if that happened.



[#] Wed Feb 27 2013 16:43:21 EST from Ladyhawke @ Uncensored

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Actually, if that happened than TX and some others would probably actually leave and form their own "union", so you'd probably have to leave America altogether to be with the likeminded.



[#] Wed Feb 27 2013 17:02:07 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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There's been plenty of speculation over what kind of divisions would happen if the union were to be broken up.  Texas would likely form its own autonomous nation, possibly annexing all or part of Arizona.  It's likely that the Russians would quickly take over Alaska.  Then we'd have socialist/communist nations on the coasts, which would soon find themselves in awkward circumstances because the free nation in between them has all the food.

 

But at least we could finally get rid of the illegal immigrant in the white house.

</There's been plenty of speculation over what kind of divisions would happen if the union were to be broken up.  Texas would likely form its own autonomous nation, possibly annexing all or part of Arizona.  It's likely that the Russians would quickly take over Alaska.  Then we'd have socialist/communist nations on the coasts, which would soon find themselves in awkward circumstances because the free nation in between them has all the food.

But at least we could finally get rid of the illegal immigrant in the white house.

Where do you think Barack Obama was born?
  
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[#] Wed Feb 27 2013 17:29:17 EST from zooer @ Uncensored

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 (warning: partisan comment
follows, stop reading now if that's a problem)  

Warning you are baiting someone and about to be called a prick because you disagree with them.,


*Where do you think Barack Obama was born?*

There isn't a Hawaii option.

[#] Wed Feb 27 2013 19:02:21 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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There isn't a South Dakota option either; what's your point? I only included plausible choices :)

[#] Wed Feb 27 2013 20:40:37 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Warning you are baiting someone and about to be called a prick because you
disagree with them.,

I think by now we've already shaken loose any of the thin-skinned crowd who don't understand that our unique style of discussion here includes a lot of hyperbole. If they want to be offended they can take their whiny drama to fecesbook where it belongs.

I brought up the direct relationship between political parties and racism because of something I saw on television today that really pissed me off: a democrat (yes, it was Barack Hitler Obama) giving the dedication speech for a statue of Rosa Parks.

Rosa Parks, a well known icon of civil disobedience during an era of major racial oppression.

Barack Hitler Obama, a member of the democrat party, the party who gave us slavery, Jim Crow, and the KKK. We have to firmly keep in mind that before the commies completed their takeover of the media, most blacks were Republicans (including Martin Luther King).
The Democrats were in favor of segregation. Republicans fought for civil rights and started the NAACP.

That piece of garbage has no business representing a civil rights icon like Rosa Parks.

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