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To: teddyballgame

I am no Friedman fan, but I understand what he meant. He wrote a column about this several weeks ago. He cited the ability of China to make quick decisions and get things done as opposed to our ever slower legislative process. He made a point of talking about the speed of a Chinese decision to build one of the worlds largest Hydro Electric Dams without regards to environmental impact studies or protecting the rights of displaced farmers etc. In that regard, he made some sense.


15 posted on 05/24/2010 8:14:42 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

if these fools in washington would stop creating roadblock agencies (epa, doe, hls, et al.....) there wouldn’t be as much deliberating and hoopjumping required. Congress has created this boondoggle by allowing these departments, with their legions of lawyers justifying their jobs by arguing for all this regulation.

Stop ordering the super duper deluxe sundae with everything, then complain when you get a bellyache. These people are fools.


17 posted on 05/24/2010 8:18:46 AM PDT by wombtotomb
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To: Old Retired Army Guy
He made a point of talking about the speed of a Chinese decision to build one of the worlds largest Hydro Electric Dams without regards to environmental impact studies or protecting the rights of displaced farmers etc.

Except Friedman's own agenda would push the same dictatorship on the rights of Americans with regards to "the environment", gas rationing, toilet control, mandates on the types of lightbulbs you use, carbon credits etc.

At least at the end of the day, the Chinese would have a power plant. In America, we would be looted of our cash and the climate would not be impacted positively or negatively for all of our inconvenienced lives.

26 posted on 05/24/2010 8:40:22 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

Yes. Tom may be an authoritarian lover, but we cant seem to get things done because we have too many lawyers in charge and not enough engineers.

here’s an example:
http://michellemalkin.com/2010/05/24/louisana-gov-jindal-blasts-obama-inaction-moves-on-sand-booms/

The governor said he has been forced to protect Louisiana without the approval of the Army Corps of Engineers, which is weighing the ecological impact of the construction of more sand booms.

“We are not waiting for them. We are going to build it,” Jindal said.


Can you believe that? A fix to stop an ecological disaster, and they are ‘studying’ the impact at a time when inaction will be a killer.


35 posted on 05/24/2010 10:02:44 AM PDT by WOSG (OPERATION RESTORE AMERICAN FREEDOM - NOVEMBER, 2010 - DO YOUR PART!)
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