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In A World Of Monsters, Hypocrisy Reigns
Market Ticker ^ | 03/07/2014 | Karl Denninger

Posted on 03/07/2014 10:11:46 AM PST by Rusty0604

Judge Napolitano has penned an interesting essay on the Ukraine situation: Ukraine was a part of that union until the evil empire dissolved in 1991. It was the most economically productive part of that union. Today it enjoys a mostly free market and is highly entrepreneurial, though partly a welfare state. Roughly two-thirds of Ukraine identifies with Europe and one-third with Russia.

True as well... The two-thirds are primarily the welfare state element. Our good Judge conveniently omits that from his dissertation But I suspect that much of the problem in Ukraine was really about corruption, "Robin-Hood" style theft... by their government.

Now look at our history right here in the US. Have we ever done something like that here at home?

What did you learn about the Civil War in school? Did your education include the fact that there were tariff and impost changes passed in the years leading up to the Civil War, championed by the north's Representatives and Senators, that effectively forced the agricultural southern states to grossly subsidize the northern ones?

Specifically there was a tariff aimed directly at foreign manufactured goods in Europe that were made from southern agricultural products... South Carolina responded by passing a state law declaring that tariff null and void -- President Jackson, with Congress clucking away, responded to that law by sending warships into Charleston harbor. So yeah, if you ask me, Putin is a jackass and Crimea looks an invasion. But in a land of 545 jackasses in Washington DC, never mind what we have seen thus far with Yanukovich, exactly how hypocritical are we willing to be when we have steadfastly done exactly what we're complaining about for decades, never mind our own internal Robin Hood games right here at home that continue to this day.

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I had posted here previously that from what reports I've seen the people in Ukraine that want to continue with Russia relations are the business people and producers. I think the EU would love to redistribute their money for them.

In the past I had told some people about the taxes and tariffs on the South being one of the reasons for the Civil War, but they looked at me like I had 3 eyes.

1 posted on 03/07/2014 10:11:46 AM PST by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604

Oppression. All people really want is freedom from oppression.


2 posted on 03/07/2014 10:21:44 AM PST by Chainmail (A simple rule of life: if you can be blamed, you're responsible.)
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To: Rusty0604
In the past I had told some people about the taxes and tariffs on the South being one of the reasons for the Civil War, but they looked at me like I had 3 eyes.

Also when people tell you it was about slavery check statements of Lincoln in the early days of the war when he said he could take or leave it - no big deal. However, in 1863 when he could not get northerners to volunteer for the war he had to come up with a cause, thus slavery was the answer.

3 posted on 03/07/2014 11:10:58 AM PST by Digger
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To: Digger

You and rusty are in trouble! Put on your flame retardant suits now!


4 posted on 03/07/2014 11:44:55 AM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Digger

hanks, I do tell them those facts. But those nasty facts get in the way of Lincoln’s legacy.


5 posted on 03/07/2014 11:53:50 AM PST by Rusty0604
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To: VerySadAmerican

No kidding!


6 posted on 03/07/2014 11:54:41 AM PST by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604

I thought Karl Denninger hung up the towel.


7 posted on 03/07/2014 11:56:03 AM PST by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: kiryandil

He says he has given up some of his business and is now just posting when something interests him.


8 posted on 03/07/2014 12:14:35 PM PST by Rusty0604
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