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THE FUTURE: The Next 10 Years Better Than Ever!
objective american ^ | June 22, 2002 | E.G. Ross

Posted on 06/22/2002 6:33:29 AM PDT by freeforall

A LITTLE OVER a year has passed since our last update on the future. The general outline remains about the same, but the specifics for some items has changed to become even more positive. For instance, just last month in an edition of Applied Physics Letters, U.S. researchers announced the creation of a new type of semiconductor material. It is based on a heretofore largely unexploited principle called spintronics. The field, in its infancy, takes advantage of the spin characteristics of electrons. In regular electronics, the focus is on the charge of an electron, but not its spin. This limits microelectronic devices to two states: on or off (charged or not charged), representing zeroes or ones, the basis of all digital information storage or processing. But in spintronics, information can be stored and processed in millions and perhaps billions of different states, corresponding to the almost infinite variety of spin states of electrons. This development should have profound effects on science, economics, and politics because it blows the lid off the anticipated limits of computer processing. If spintronics proves out, it means that we've barely scratched the surface of what's possible in computing power.

Developments such as this continue to move mankind forward. Another example? Okay. Australian scientists this month announced an advance in the teleportation of laser light and predicted that teleportation of atoms is only 3 to 5 years away. If so, they said, the "transporter beams" in Star Trek may not be impossible science-fiction after all.

Improving Economy As we usually do, let's update the economy first. Given the media's gloating over gloom, it's understandably still a worrisome subject to many readers, especially those who suffered from the year-long rise in unemployment. But things are better than either the media or market gurus tell us. Unemployment is already falling again and confidence is rising. In retrospect, the economy slipped into negative territory only for a few weeks last year—perhaps not a true recession—and was growing again by fall. By the first quarter GDP and other indexes of growth were already equaling some of their best growth rates of the previous boom. TOA Daily continues to expect healthy conditions between now and about 2009 or 2010.

However, one caveat. I also continue to believe that we could have a true recession by the end of the decade. For poorly understood reasons, freedom and demographics appear to run together in almost perfect 40-year cycles in the U.S. Things vary slightly from cycle to cycle, but not much. If they hold with past patterns, then—due to slight freedom setbacks, or at least stasis—some of the steam will probably go out of the economy after the second George W. Bush administration. While real growth, adjusted for product quality improvements, will probably average around 7% for most of this decade, that will not be true after the 2009 or 2010 recession. The decade of the '10s will "only" average 4-5% grow. Yet that's pretty good. The recessionary "stagflation" decade of 40 years earlier (the 1970s) averaged 3% and the recessionary decade of 40 years before that (The Great Depression) averaged 1% (not a net decline, as is commonly assumed).

Due to both financial deregulation and accumulated experience with excessive monetary growth, inflation should remain benign. We will see the start of serious political discussion about the possibility of privatizing the U.S. Federal Reserve Board's functions, and perhaps some Treasury functions. Energy will not prove to be the huge problem that the media and a few politicians today concoct it to be. Energy production, refining, and distribution is being steadily privatized worldwide. By the end of last year, California itself—the worst of the worst—had put enough new generation capacity on line to end its electricity crisis. (That was the real solution; not the political rantings and misconceived controls of Gov. Gray Davis.)

Last year I predicted, "By early 2002, oil prices should be closer to $12 a barrel than to the current $27." That hasn't proven true. They got close for awhile, but as I write this they are again in the mid-twenties. But I still believe price declines are coming, for the most basic of reasons: New oil and gas sources—indeed, new power sources of many types, including nuclear—are on the way. Not only is it becoming clear that oil and gas reserves are many times more extensive than once thought, but the next 10 years will see a dramatic surge in power plant construction and interstate energy transportation. These things will combine to create downward pressure on energy prices. Another positive: Russia has now become the #1 oil producer (it surpassed Saudi Arabia last month) and is rapidly expanding its output and is not beholden to OPEC cartel. OPEC itself is doing what it's always done: selling oil out the back of the tent, circumventing its own agreements.

As to the presidency, I remain confident that Bush will, in the end, prove the be one of our great presidents. Despite what some Euroministers think, he is no dummy. He is proving to be a savvy administrator, clever persuader, and excellent commander-in-chief. In fact, regardless of its own leadership shifts, I expect Congress will give Bush most of what he wants down the road. He's on the right side of the history of freedom, and so is most of Congress. (Were that not true, the past 30 years' of deregulation could not have occurred. Think about it.)

I expect that the U.S. will deploy a missile defense; the 1972 ABM Treaty expired June 15th, so that is no longer a drag. The Aegissea-borne system the Navy is building has had some spectacular recent success. Hence, it appears that we'll be getting land- and ocean-based defenses against ballistic missiles in the very near future. Last year I wrote, "Probably we will avoid a serious war, though we may have to put out some brushfires." Well, the war on terror is proving to be quite serious, although not the damaging kind that World War II was. You might say it's brushfires times ten. And I expect it will drag on for years, just as VP Dick Cheney says. We will probably suffer at least a few more major hits before we get a full handle on terrorism. In this regard, I also expect terrorists to bring smaller scale bombings to America, like the kind Israel is experiencing: malls, churches, schools, and perhaps infrastructure targets like dams, bridges, and so forth. But we will learn to thwart them, prevail, and prosper despite the terrorists' worst efforts.

Freedom—and not just economic—will expand under Bush. He will continue to confound his critics. Demographic trends will enable him to move vigorously toward privatizing Social Security, lowering welfare loads, and cutting taxes, among many other things. He spectacularly achieved the first step of his tax-cutting goals—moving his opponents from their no-tax-cut policies of 2000 to last year's agreement to reduce taxes by $1.35 trillion this decade. In his first year, Bush gained over $110 billion concessions per month from his political enemies. If he can get more accomplished—which he's already vowed to do, even in the face of the temporary shift to Democratic leadership in the Senate—he'll be able to assure that the recession in 2009 will be mild, leaving a good start for his successor in the 2010s. (By the way, I think Bush is going to back off some of his anti-trade policies, such as his steel and lumber quotas. I think those reflected short-term political ploys, not long-term intentions.)

Despite certain politicians' efforts to block it, deregulation will survive as the dominant trend in the U.S. It will go on in many fields, including energy, the environment, transportation, and agriculture. Taxes will gradually experience further declines—perhaps not in raw dollars, because we'll have a growing economy and a widening tax base—but they'll fall as a proportion of wealth creation. That is the most important—and least-recognized—way to objectively calculate tax-trimming progress. U.S. bureaucracy, by the same standard, will also decline. I believe that the consolidation of some 100 agencies within the new Department of Homeland Security will result in a net deregulatory effect in America. That's not a prediction I've seen anyone make, but it's one of the effects I expect. I think evidence is mounting that Bush is using the war on terrorism as an incidental wedge of opportunity to trim down government by combining disparate and often duplicative agencies.

With the implementation of teacher testing and other tougher standards, education will improve across the board—although there will be renewed strife over the role of the federal government. Fortunately, the strife will have an unexpectedly positive consequence. It will fuel more productive debate about the nature of educational funding and control. Out of that debate will grow a rejuvenated awareness of the possibilities of privatizing education. After all, education is merely another kind of information service. It deserves the same, private-sector benefits enjoyed by other information services. But that's not where the real future of education lies—not in traditional schools, public or private. There's a better way coming at us by stealth technology. What I mean is this. Hi-tech, computerized educational tools are slowly, but increasingly, making self-education (home education) the preferred way of learning. As the technology advances, the trend will accelerate. We're only at the beginning, but by 2025, perhaps sooner, it should be the dominant form of education in the U.S.

As computing power moves more deeply into everything from inventory and shipping to research and development, more will become possible for the High Frontier. Space will become more populated. Man will establish a permanent presence off his home planet, currently on the international space station, later on the Moon and Mars. (China a few weeks ago said it intends to be the first to establish a permanent Moon base. This could spark a new space race.) Ideas for tourist hotels in space continue to move through advanced stages of planning. Cheaper, better rocket fuels, possibly the advent of electrogravitic propulsion, and eager private capital will create a new dawn in space. Manned commerce will expand at rates of 40-50% annually. (The norm is already 30%.) In this decade, we will witness the flowering of a true, dynamic, private-sector Space Age.

Collapse of the Hyper-Greens As technological and agricultural efficiencies soar, the environment will continue to improve in quality. Next to freedom (not license), industrial efficiency is, and always has been, the main benefactor of the environment. Private, non-coercive ideas for species and habitat preservation will become the norm, edging out the old proscribe/prescribe, jackbooted government methods. This is another stealth advance. The coercive side of the green movement will decrease in popularity. More intelligent, civilized notions will dominate. Violent greens will be the exception, not the rule—and the FBI and other law enforcement agencies will pursue them for what they've become: criminals dressed in green shirts. The more successful conservationists and preservationists will employ innovative voluntarism to accomplish more, faster. The fanatic green religious left will go on, but in a less totalitarian, neo-theocratic fashion. I believe the harsher side of the green movement has already peaked. The greens will never again achieve the raw political power they enjoyed under Clinton.

Medical breakthroughs will be far-reaching and arrive quickly this decade. Among them: cures for Alzheimer's, depression, Parkinson's, arthritis, much heart disease, AIDS, and several types of cancer, including stubborn forms of leukemia, lung cancer, and melanoma. Medicine will begin to conquer inherited genetic dispositions to disease. Genetic diagnosis and therapy has already debuted and is fast becoming a mainstream process. Rapid genetic engineering of vaccines will emerge, making it possible for the first time in history for man to jump on, and thwart, diseases almost as soon as they arise. Note: I think these things will occur even if Congress attempts to partially restrict genetic engineering (such as stem cell research). Why? Many other nations will not do so, and their advances will cause Congress to rapidly reverse any controls it imposes. Competition is more worldwide than ever. Congress must get used to playing in a bigger pond.

High-tech medical devices, including mechanical organs—as well as organs engineered from human tissue—will hit the market big-time late this decade. Prices will fall rapidly, following the pattern of computer pricing. Many forms of blindness and deafness will end (supplemented by new, CCD retinal implants, which we reported on here several weeks ago). Small scourges such as hemorrhoids, vericose veins, skin wrinkling, aging spots, baldness, and so forth will begin to fall before the blade of science.

As prices drop, life-extension techniques of many kinds will spread from availability to a minority of the population to the general public. Computer technology will make both physical and mental labor easier. People will have fantastic new choices about how to seek happiness and immensely greater means to achieve it. Lifespans and health will improve so dramatically that by decade's end it will become clear that no Social Security or Medicare crisis will evolve—even if privatization progress proves minimal! The positive side of the equation will finally come to light: the elderly will be more productive, mentally acute, active, and start new businesses (and mentor old ones)—i.e., will be wealthier and more self-supporting, nowhere near the burden that the fretters and frowners expected.

Within a decade we could see the development of an unanticipated occurrence: a threshold of health that leads to indefinite lifespans. As I've often said, there may be no fountain of youth out there. However, we could reach a point where the cumulative effects of small developments in life-extension will result in the equivalent of a fountain of youth. We could see the elderly reach 90, 100, 110, 120 with perhaps actually enjoy regression of aging internally. Some in the field have told me that there are some signs of this already happening in isolated segments of the population. We'll keep an eye on it.

Better Defense In addition to the construction of a missile defense, national security will see vast improvements. As more intelligent missions and strategy develop under Bush through the impetus of Operation Enduring Freedom—and the consolidations of the impending Department of Homeland Security—morale will return to historic norms. Higher-tech systems will get an extra kick. The U.S. will remain the world leader in military science and technology. We will be able to do more with less—but without the strain on resources that we saw under Clinton. For instance, only last month the U.S.'s first, fully dedicated unmanned combat jet, the X-45A, completed its first test flight. Within this decade, unmanned combat planes will begin to heavily replace manned ones. (Already in Afghanistan a modified version of the Predator flying robot has undertaken scores of unmanned air-to-ground missions using Hellfire missiles.)

I continue to believe that this decade we will see the creation of a new service branch, a Space Force—or its interservice equivalent. In order to protect the space lanes for commerce and defense, the U.S. will vigorously militarize orbital space just as it did the oceans decades ago; this is now official policy of the U.S. Contrary to anti-defense worrywarts, the effort will pacify space and help open it to healthy commerce. U.S. defense will protect and encourage the next stage of off-planet capitalist development and exploration.

Overseas, India will rise as a premier capitalist power this decade. (Providing it can avoid nuclear war with Pakistan; that could set things back for several years.) Even now India is rivaling nearby China. The Far East, Mideast, the ex-Soviet empire, and Africa will continue to experience regional warfare and strife, but it will gradually diminish as the U.S. assists in pacification techniques. China could soon attempt a kind of "nibbling" conquest of Taiwan and other nearby real estate. Instead of an all-out invasion of Taiwan, though, I expect China to try to take an island here, an island there, escalating its intimidation as it goes. However, if the U.S. substantially increases its assistance of Taiwan's defense, China may think twice. We will also boost our presence in the region during the war on terror. Even so, it's fluid. Things between the U.S. and China could get tenser until the rise of the next generation of less tyrannical Chinese leaders. The changeover could be hastened by a major Chinese recession; China is already growing more slowly than India.

Russia will retain a hefty portion of its nuclear and rocketry might, but may never again be an empire like it was in Soviet days. By the end of this decade, the bulk of the Russian nuclear arsenal will have decayed to nonfunctionality and Russia probably will not be able to afford to replace it—nor may it see the need. Although I'm cautious about Russia's future, since our last update I've grown more optimistic. Putin has unexpectedly been embracing more capitalist policies. For instance, he has cut income taxes to a flat 13% and is moving to cut other taxes, too. He's also pushing for an expansion of the private property movement in Russia and appears to want no more major conflict with the U.S. These are all good signs; we'll see how they develop.

Japan will lumber along, but its future is clouded. A major factor in my pessimism is that Japan's population has crested. Only about one child is now born to every couple. This is a demographic problem of no small proportions—one which, by the way, much of Europe is also on the verge of facing. The Euro currency will not save the Continent from the ruthlessness of demographics. Unless they embrace much more immigration, learning to establish their own U.S.-style melting pots, the increasing childlessness of Japan and Europe will cause a significant slide in their division of labor. No economy can retain a good growth rate under such a slide. The same difficulty will eventually plague China, India, and many other nations.

Alone among the majors, the U.S. is on a pro-growth population trend—not only because we have higher lifetime fertility rates than Europe, Japan, China, etc., but also because of our sympathy for immigration; we bitch about it, but we keep the doors pretty widely open. The odds are that by the end of this century the U.S. will be the world's most populous and prosperous nation. It will have about twice the number of people it has now; at least 500 million. By then India and China's populations may have crashed to only about 400 million each.

In other words, like the 19th and 20th centuries, the 21st century will also be "The American Century." Not just freedom, but demographics, will be a big reason for it.

More Rational Politics I revive—but not revise—last year's prediction for more rational U.S. politics. Not only did the 9/11 Massacre shake a lot of goofy notions out of political heads, but politicians will not be able fight the wider culture. The wider culture is moving toward greater self-reliance and more state and local problem solving. As division of labor and a combination of mental and laborsaving devices raise everyone's individual living standards, personal empowerment will roar forward. The flip side of individual empowerment will be: demand for government will be less. As the demand falls, politicians will lose influence. As they do, government as a share of the culture will shrink. The lowered burden of the shrinkage will supercharge the private sector, making people even less dependent on government for either their current needs or future ones.

In effect, capitalism—not communism—will cause the state to fade away; no, not completely, but to a degree greater than even utopian libertarian optimists normally expect. In this decade, we should see the continuation of the trend. Because few people recognize it for what it is, when awareness hits it will seem like an astounding event. The readjustment shake out likely will take place in the next decade, during the slower growth of the 2010s, much as the 1970s shook out the pro-regulation crowd and issued in the era of privatization and tax-cutting. The coming shake out, really building steam at the end of this decade, should make the '70s' shake out look puny, paving the way for the next Roaring Twenties—except the roar will last through the thirties and forties, too.

Finally, as I did last year, I anticipate continued growth in U.S. optimism—except more so. Despite the darkest hopes of our enemies, the 9/11 Massacre rebooted America's confidence in itself and its determination to create a brighter and more prosperous future. This sentiment will result in the spread of a more intensely can-do view of life in human psychology. (It will resemble, but be stronger than, the can-do years that followed World War II and the can-do Reagan years.) The change will occur mainly via the publishing industry (both traditional and electronic) and the churches, which have already supplanted traditional psychological counseling as the main conduits for self-help psychological information. Optimism is a get-things-accomplished worldview. It's life-oriented and creativity-oriented. It's appropriate that optimism will experience a new Renaissance in the U.S. this decade, because the U.S. has always been the world's most positive-thinking country.

As the new optimism spreads, it will provide a renewed psychological foundation for economics, science, politics, theology, and even philosophy. In fact, I think the value of positive thinking to philosophy is only beginning to seep into that stodgy profession. As it has in economics, optimism will eventually transform philosophy from a scholastic debating society into a mission-oriented system of practical thinking. What will the mission be? No big secret. It's in writing: the Founders identified it over two centuries ago as "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."

In sum, the next decade—indeed, the next century—looks even more exciting than TOA Daily originally projected when this website came on-line nearly three years ago. And despite 9/11, the future looks more upbeat than it did last year at this time. I remain confident that man's long climb from the caves will go on—and at an accelerating pace—and that America, as the world's beacon of liberty, will continue to lead the way.


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1 posted on 06/22/2002 6:33:29 AM PDT by freeforall
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To: freeforall
Attention bush haters!

Are Bush-skeptics invited too?

Or is this only for Bush-lovers?

2 posted on 06/22/2002 6:38:38 AM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: freeforall
Medical breakthroughs will be far-reaching and arrive quickly this decade. Among them: cures for Alzheimer's, depression, Parkinson's, arthritis, much heart disease, AIDS, and several types of cancer, including stubborn forms of leukemia, lung cancer, and melanoma.

Wow, I didn't know that a vote for Bush was a vote to end all of these diseases!

Your "Attention Bush Haters" headline is gratuitous kool aid.

BTW, anytime someone says that AIDS will be cured you know they're full of nonsense. How many viruses has medicine ever "cured?"




3 posted on 06/22/2002 6:45:36 AM PDT by Sabertooth
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To: Sabertooth
You are not permitted to have those opinions. Get back into ranks.
4 posted on 06/22/2002 6:46:22 AM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: Lazamataz
Or is this only for Bush-lovers?

Oops! Musta left my kneepads on another thread.

Bad me.




5 posted on 06/22/2002 6:47:07 AM PDT by Sabertooth
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To: Sabertooth
"If you are not with G.W. Bush, you are against G.W. Bush."
-- G.W. Bush, 2001
6 posted on 06/22/2002 6:49:00 AM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: freeforall
The Bush record--

1) He has done little to change immigration to keep us safe.
2) He has abandoned vouchers
3) He has signed a bill for record federal spending on education
4) He has supported affirmative action in court
5) He is for granting amnesty to illegal aliens
6) He signed campaign finance
7) He supports a Palestinain terrorist state
8) His signing the airport security bill (federalizing employees)
9) His support of steel tariffs
10) Not going after clinton corruption
11) The massive farm bill
12) 500 million for AIDs
13) Has treated Saudi Arabia as a friend even though they're a terror sponsoring state

7 posted on 06/22/2002 6:49:14 AM PDT by liberalism=failure
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To: freeforall
Pure, unadulterated fantasy.
9 posted on 06/22/2002 6:49:51 AM PDT by Double Tap
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To: semper_libertas
dang... I thought this was a post about gardening.

LOL!

10 posted on 06/22/2002 6:49:53 AM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: freeforall
When I was younger I used to smoke that stuff. But never so early on a saturday morning. Sometimes I wonder why I gave it up. The dreams were so pleasant.
11 posted on 06/22/2002 6:50:53 AM PDT by the gillman@blacklagoon.com
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To: the gillman@blacklagoon.com
I can see G-d.
12 posted on 06/22/2002 6:52:14 AM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: Lazamataz
"If you are not with G.W. Bush, you are against G.W. Bush."

I hate you.




13 posted on 06/22/2002 6:53:07 AM PDT by Sabertooth
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To: MJY1288; rintense; Miss Marple; NordP; McLynnan; Wphile; ohioWfan; mtngrl@vrwc; SuziQ; ...
Here.
14 posted on 06/22/2002 6:53:34 AM PDT by homeschool mama
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To: Sabertooth
I hate you.

It's not hate. It's envy. ;^)

15 posted on 06/22/2002 6:54:01 AM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: freeforall
Looks kinda interesting...bump for later...
16 posted on 06/22/2002 6:54:23 AM PDT by Chief Inspector Clouseau
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To: Lazamataz
But can he see you?
17 posted on 06/22/2002 6:54:28 AM PDT by the gillman@blacklagoon.com
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To: the gillman@blacklagoon.com
But can he see you?

Not when I'm behind the sofa.

And I'm always behind the sofa.

18 posted on 06/22/2002 6:55:14 AM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: Lazamataz
Lazamataz Bush  Lover since May 21st, 1999







19 posted on 06/22/2002 6:56:34 AM PDT by Sabertooth
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To: homeschool mama
Well it's nice to see an author be optimistic for once (even though it might be a bit too sugar-coated).

There is always hope and always room for optimism.

20 posted on 06/22/2002 6:56:38 AM PDT by rintense
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To: Sabertooth
LOL! That was good.
21 posted on 06/22/2002 6:58:30 AM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: rintense
There is always hope

There was even a Man from Hope.

22 posted on 06/22/2002 6:59:04 AM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: rintense
Agreed.
23 posted on 06/22/2002 6:59:27 AM PDT by homeschool mama
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To: freeforall
Said on another thread by another FRPR:
"Bush needs to buy a clue."

For those who have not yet noticed, there is no more money, the government of the United States of America is broke and headed towards busted --- that's b u s t e d, busted.

A country cannot give up its productive capacity by which it earns its way out of the hole, but this country is giving it up.

A government cannot dictate that people should like bad people, but this federal government does so daily.

A government of free people is not a government over them, but this federal government strives to retain its hegemony in our lives, daily. It seeks to tell us who we will like and dislike on the basis of central committees (in such committees, the members are "planners" and "policy makers").

Free people cannot support a government which exeeds this:

To be free, people agree to some government for their common martial defense and the common defense of their livelihood --- a free people ought to tax and spend to do this well.

While now we are supporting a government way beyond these requirements and so far "forward" or "progressive" that the government has become lost in extra-Constitutional space; violating our agreement, our consent.

Who can support such a bad government?

Some now say that criticism of government is "mean" or "over the top."

Really?

Such some of the people also stood by King George III's --- but especially his Parliament's --- bad government. A bad government which set aside the rule of law with respect to the American Colonies, in order to engineer American Colonial society to the notion of subjecting itself to the British government.

24 posted on 06/22/2002 7:00:30 AM PDT by First_Salute
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To: freeforall
Medical breakthroughs will be far-reaching and arrive quickly this decade. Among them: cures for Alzheimer's, depression, Parkinson's, arthritis, much heart disease, AIDS, and several types of cancer, including stubborn forms of leukemia, lung cancer, and melanoma.

This paragraph alone tells you this guy is either smoking crack or did no research at all for this vanity post. The fact of the matter is, EVERY treatment for AIDS has failed to cure it. AZT, ddI, abacavir - The HIV virus has developed resistance to them all. The mutation rate for the AIDS virus is still astonishing CDC researchers. To claim we are within 7 years of a cure for AIDS leaves me with a lot of questions as to this poster's competence.

As for the "optimism" cited in this post, it would be more accurate to call it ignorance.

25 posted on 06/22/2002 7:00:34 AM PDT by fogarty
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To: freeforall
Interesting speculation and much may well come true, but optimistic messages like this just inflame the anti-Bushies (sceptics too!). Remember, their "hero" was quoted in an interview while he was prez as claiming that "America's best years were behind it". After all, if Bill Clinton said it, then it must be true...after all, he wouldn't lie to us, would he?
26 posted on 06/22/2002 7:00:48 AM PDT by Redleg Duke
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To: First_Salute
It's not all bad. In five or six years, as many as two percent of pilots just might be armed.

Maybe.
27 posted on 06/22/2002 7:02:47 AM PDT by the gillman@blacklagoon.com
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To: rintense
(even though it might be a bit too sugar-coated).

Ya think? This guy has been smoking some pretty strong pakalolo to spout off half the stuff he's predicting. Hope is good. But this is not a hopeful post - it is a mere flight of imagination.

28 posted on 06/22/2002 7:02:58 AM PDT by fogarty
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To: Lazamataz; Sabertooth
Hate, along with its constant companions, FRustration and rage, is the inevitable product of envy -- and is the only one of the 'Seven Deadlies' that has no reward and no instant gratification.

And inevitably leads to frustration, hatred, rage and "liberalism" -- and to "Democratic" potty membership.

<];^)~<

29 posted on 06/22/2002 7:02:59 AM PDT by Brian Allen
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To: rintense
(even though it might be a bit too sugar-coated).

Aha! You deviated, hater.




30 posted on 06/22/2002 7:03:23 AM PDT by Sabertooth
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To: Sabertooth
It did get your attention though!As a disclaimer perhaps I should put up a notice that..."The opinions expressed in the following post do not necessarily reflect the opinions held by the poster and perhaps he may have sensationalized the headline."
31 posted on 06/22/2002 7:04:31 AM PDT by freeforall
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To: Brian Allen
and no instant gratification

Instant gratification takes too long.

32 posted on 06/22/2002 7:04:48 AM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: Brian Allen
And inevitably leads to frustration, hatred, rage and "liberalism" -- and to "Democratic" potty membership.

Gorebot! Hillary Lover!




33 posted on 06/22/2002 7:05:31 AM PDT by Sabertooth
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To: Sabertooth
Aha! You deviated, hater.

Better than a deviated septum.

34 posted on 06/22/2002 7:05:40 AM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: Lazamataz
My sister in law has one of those instant gratifiers. She uses it for cheese. Nothing like fresh gratified cheese on your spaghetti. Sure beats gratifying by hand.
35 posted on 06/22/2002 7:07:39 AM PDT by the gillman@blacklagoon.com
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To: fogarty
Death cures everything, the author might have a point
36 posted on 06/22/2002 7:07:41 AM PDT by steve50
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To: Lazamataz
Better than a deviated septum.

Just one excuse after another from you, eh shill?




37 posted on 06/22/2002 7:08:08 AM PDT by Sabertooth
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To: Sabertooth
I like shilled peanuts.
38 posted on 06/22/2002 7:10:04 AM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: liberalism=failure
Very Good - But may I add his (so-called) "Patriot Act" to your list?

All it does, is make the United States conform with Untied Nations' Resolution 1373

39 posted on 06/22/2002 7:10:54 AM PDT by Alabama_Wild_Man
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To: the gillman@blacklagoon.com
Sure beats gratifying by hand.

[Obvious follow-up joke ignored]

(Some lines are just too easy... no challenge....)

40 posted on 06/22/2002 7:11:15 AM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: freeforall
I am not optimistic, and yet it has nothing to do with the President. The country is not the president, it is we the people. Sadly, we the people are still just as polarized and divided as we were in November of 2000 on election day. The whinning, carping, and undermining from all sides continue, despite 9/11 and the war/threats against us. And that's just 1/2 of the country - the rest are asleep and don't even bother to vote. We are at grave risk of falling in upon ourselves in confusion, mistrust, and in-fighting.

We are a house divided against itself.....

41 posted on 06/22/2002 7:11:44 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: freeforall
".......largely unexploited principle called spintronics."

Aw....come on!

Spintronics?

The entire known universe is wollowing in spintronics experts.

42 posted on 06/22/2002 7:14:37 AM PDT by G.Mason
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To: freeforall
Bump for later reading
43 posted on 06/22/2002 7:14:45 AM PDT by Movemout
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To: Lazamataz
I like shilled peanuts.

Eww! I thought you gave that up for marriage.




44 posted on 06/22/2002 7:15:00 AM PDT by Sabertooth
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To: anniegetyourgun
We are at grave risk of falling in upon ourselves in confusion, mistrust, and in-fighting.

And that's just on Free Republic. Picture how bad it is in the UNITED STATES!

45 posted on 06/22/2002 7:15:35 AM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: anniegetyourgun
"We are at grave risk of falling in upon ourselves in confusion, mistrust, and in-fighting."

Well said - and, btw, thanks for the "positive" thread you started. Every time I see it I think of others I have forgotten to thank - including you!

46 posted on 06/22/2002 7:17:34 AM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: freeforall
freeforall Bush Hater Hater since May 21st, 1999






47 posted on 06/22/2002 7:18:12 AM PDT by Sabertooth
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To: brityank; backhoe; snopercod; joanie-f; mommadooo3; hedgetrimmer; farmfriend; freeforall; ...
Says Mr. Ross:
Collapse of the Hyper-Greens

See: Sustaining Nothing, Losing Everything, Sierra Times, June 20, 2002, by Tom DeWeese (posted June 21, 2002 by brityank).

"What is Sustainable Development? ...

On June 29, 1993, former President Bill Clinton issued Executive Order #12852 to create the President's Council on Sustainable Development. Sustainable Development calls for changing the very infrastructure of the nation away from private ownership and control of property to nothing short of a national zoning system.

Locally elected officials will no longer be the single driving force in making decisions for their communities. Rules will be made behind the scenes in non-elected "sustainability councils" armed with truckloads of federal regulations, guidelines and money.

According to Sustainable Development policies, air conditioning, convenience foods, single-family housing and cars are among the products that have already been determined to be unsustainable. Under such a system, the federal government, backed by an army of private, non-governmental organizations.

(NGOs), like the Sierra Club, Planned Parenthood, and the National Education Association will influence, if not dictate, policy in state governments and in local communities...

...The Community Character Act (S.975), and its counterpart in the House of Representatives (H.R.1433), is the legislation that will legalize enforcement of Sustainable Development in every community in the nation. The bill requires local governments to implement land-management plans using guidelines outlined in a federal document called the "Smart Growth Legislative Guidebook." This publication was developed with $2 million provided by the Clinton Administration to "guide" counties, cities and towns on how to "update their local zoning."

The Community Character Act offers grants to communities that will pay up to 90% of the costs for localities to "update" their zoning, but only if they do it the way the federal government dictates. The Community Character Act requires localities to "conserve historic, scenic, natural and cultural resources." These are euphemisms that mean more land grabs and fewer places where people can freely go about their daily lives. It means planned economies, restricted housing, and diminished use of cars. It means government control of property. The bill contains not a single mention of private-property rights protection..."


48 posted on 06/22/2002 7:19:01 AM PDT by First_Salute
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To: rintense
"Every day and in every way, we're getting better and better."
49 posted on 06/22/2002 7:19:25 AM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: Lazamataz
And that's just on Free Republic. Picture how bad it is in the UNITED STATES!

We are a website that looks like America.




50 posted on 06/22/2002 7:20:44 AM PDT by Sabertooth
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