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  • To Those Who Fear A Runaway Article V State Amendments Convention.

    05/03/2015 12:11:14 PM PDT · 177 of 227
    Carry_Okie to Hostage
    These banks are instructed to buy Us debt in return for the free digital money they receive from the Fed. They are not free agents. They are mercenaries.

    Our assets are their collateral.

    Look, you’ve been caught stepping in it. Time to fess up and stop stepping in it further. You can still retain credibility but it’s not anyone’s fault but your own that you stepped in what you stepped in. Your opening this to carbon trading is an evasive maneuver. It has nothing to do with Article V.

    The globalist agenda has everything to do with what will happen in an Article V convention once your "sovereign States" chumps, many of which are insolvent themselves, are forced to confront the need for three-fourths of them to ratify the output. That is why I posted the list of Slave Party States that I did.

    You stepped in it.

    I don't want secret negotiations over a "package" of amendments, "take it or leave it." I want Amendments proposed and ratified one-by-one, each on its own merits. If we can't get agreement over a simple item like treaty ratification by 2/3 of the full Senate (never mind repealing the 17th), the rest of it is a very dangerous pipe dream.

  • To Those Who Fear A Runaway Article V State Amendments Convention.

    05/03/2015 10:28:03 AM PDT · 152 of 227
    Carry_Okie to Hostage
    What are you talking about shifting to ‘carbon trading’? You’re now evading. Answer the question who are the largest creditors of the United States? When you answer correctly the Federal Reserve, then it follows that your scarecrow hysterics are baseless.

    I knew this was coming and it is beneath you. You know well that American banks among the Fed are now among the biggest proponents of globalism and the destruction of American sovereignty. Hell, the US created the UN. They have an agenda. "Carbon trading" is the principal planned funding mechanism for that global agenda. Hence, the terms and conditions at the auction relate to extracting concessions on specific regulatory mechanisms within the government as relates to their investment portfolios.

    You will note that virtually NONE of Levin's proposed amendments deal with the legal mechanics of that globalist agenda, from treaty laws or "trade deals" masquerading that are effectively treaties but without the asset of 2/3 of Jaquerie's precious and supposedly sovereign States. Unless and until we can get even a simple amendment fixing the manner of treaty ratification, unless we can get a ruling from the SCOTUS that these trade deals are unconstitutional as "international agreements" instead of treaties, NONE of what Levin or anyone else proposes is going to happen in his planned convention, the terms of which are every bit as likely to contain a poison pill as did the original Constitution.

    If we can't abide by this document and we have governments nationwide that ignore their State Constitutions just like the Feds do in DC, a new supreme law of the land portends even worse. I won't go there.

  • To Those Who Fear A Runaway Article V State Amendments Convention.

    05/03/2015 9:10:34 AM PDT · 137 of 227
    Carry_Okie to Jacquerie
    Well, then you didn’t comprehend much what you read.

    This is stupid.

    Why do Article V opponents like yourself question the founding of our republic?

    "How long have you been beating your wife?" I'm not wasting my time on your work any more.

  • To Those Who Fear A Runaway Article V State Amendments Convention.

    05/03/2015 9:08:56 AM PDT · 136 of 227
    Carry_Okie to Hostage
    Do you even know who are ***today*** “our creditors”? They don’t exist much any more outside member investment banks of the Federal Reserve.

    And you think they don't have specific interests? What the heck do you think the whole "carbon market" fiasco is about?

  • To Those Who Fear A Runaway Article V State Amendments Convention.

    05/03/2015 7:32:16 AM PDT · 120 of 227
    Carry_Okie to Hostage

    BTW, as to what I mean by “our creditors” I want you to think of what would happen to the Federal budget if they decided to change their minds at the next bond auction.

  • To Those Who Fear A Runaway Article V State Amendments Convention.

    05/03/2015 7:30:27 AM PDT · 119 of 227
    Carry_Okie to Jacquerie
    I suggest you read and study the available, original source documents.

    I've read the entire Federal convention debate (Farrand's Record, not just Madison's Notes), including excerpts from the philosophers to which the debaters were referring, along with The Federalist, and the Anti-Federalist papers.

    For you to suggest I haven't and should, considering the quotes in that article is to completely and willfully misrepresent its content.

    You just blew it, again. This time totally.

  • To Those Who Fear A Runaway Article V State Amendments Convention.

    05/03/2015 7:26:00 AM PDT · 118 of 227
    Carry_Okie to EternalVigilance
    If the sovereign’s ministers are failing to do their job, a wise sovereign gets new ministers.

    I'm pleased to say that there are a lot of people reading this article lately. We gots to make'm wize cidizens.

  • To Those Who Fear A Runaway Article V State Amendments Convention.

    05/03/2015 7:23:41 AM PDT · 117 of 227
    Carry_Okie to Hostage
    Soros fears the Article V movement in the United States. His statements were trumpeted calls to the liberal base that he stands willing to direct funds to Article V ***counterrevolutionary*** efforts.

    And what makes you think he wouldn't do that?

    The problem Soros finds is he is, for the moment, outgunned by the sheer numbers of conservatives on the ground.

    Whilst the conservatives are outgunned by the sheer number of brainwashed idiots from public schools and hungry takers flooding over the borders. There are enough States dominated by Marxist politics that the kind of changes you or I would prefer would never be ratified.

    The above attack on ‘billionaire bogeymen’ is designed as just another class warfare tactic to appeal to voters who are to be frightened into believing that the ultra wealthy are stealing elections and the solution is to give Congress the Constitutional power to control it.

    Of course Ted Cruz called them on it.

    How big is his megaphone?

    In other words, it’s not possible to buy out the Article V movement. Rural populations are too independent.

    It's not the liberals I fear as much as it is our creditors, namely, the people who fund liberal causes in the first place.

    If he and his can’t bribe, coerce or connive the existing rural base, they can import their own which is happening now under the guise of Executive Amnesty.

    To my mind, for the most part that's already happened. But then, I live in California. You will note where Commander Xero is trying to deliver those busloads.

    If you take a good hard look at rural counties in America, many have had their resource industries hollowed out to the point that the governing bureaucrats and the welfare/meth-head dependencies they produced outnumber said conservative landowner base. Considerably. Witness Montana as a Democrat dominated State. It really would not take that much to do the same to Idaho, Arizona, or finish off the job in New Mexico.

  • To Those Who Fear A Runaway Article V State Amendments Convention.

    05/03/2015 7:14:20 AM PDT · 114 of 227
    Carry_Okie to EternalVigilance
    Process fixes are fine and dandy. But they are no substitute for what we’re really lacking: knowledge, and understanding, and wisdom, and CHARACTER in those who represent us. of the citizenry as a whole

    . A "fix" with which I would expect you would have little disagreement. The real solution is to break down the government/mass-media educational monopoly.

  • To Those Who Fear A Runaway Article V State Amendments Convention.

    05/03/2015 7:03:16 AM PDT · 111 of 227
    Carry_Okie to Jacquerie
    Are you two against republican government? What should take its place?

    No, I'm against a political fool's errand, handing the keys to my final subjugation to an observable and demonstrable enemy. Are you forgetting self-government?

  • To Those Who Fear A Runaway Article V State Amendments Convention.

    05/03/2015 7:00:36 AM PDT · 109 of 227
    Carry_Okie to Jacquerie
    What evil forces put James Madison to their purpose?

    Had you truly read and understood my piece on the Constitution's Trojan horse, you would know that answer. I frankly don't think Madison had a clue what Hamilton was up to.

  • Sharpton Calls For DOJ To "Take Over Policing," "Going To Have To Fight States Rights"

    05/03/2015 6:55:05 AM PDT · 114 of 115
    Carry_Okie to 5th MEB
    I believe it is called GUERRILLA WARFARE, I think you would be surprised how well it works.

    Having written an entire book about the guerrilla war strategy in the Bible, no, I would not be surprised how effective the strategy can be. I also know what it requires to be successful. We are not prepared to wage such a campaign.

  • To Those Who Fear A Runaway Article V State Amendments Convention.

    05/02/2015 9:45:41 PM PDT · 86 of 227
    Carry_Okie to EternalVigilance
    and in a last resort a remedy must be obtained from the people, who can by the elections of more faithful representatives, annul the acts of the usurpers.”

    Hence "public education."

  • To Those Who Fear A Runaway Article V State Amendments Convention.

    05/02/2015 9:44:55 PM PDT · 85 of 227
    Carry_Okie to Publius
    Not according to Madison.

    Madison was the fair haired boy who got used.

  • To Those Who Fear A Runaway Article V State Amendments Convention.

    05/02/2015 8:42:28 PM PDT · 82 of 227
    Carry_Okie to okie01
    I suggest you read the Federal Convention debate. Those delegates of the States exceeded their authorized powers too. There was a poison pill in the Constitution about which they did nothing, likely called by our creditors, as Hamilton offered the snow job to cover it.

    And you think such a likelihood like that or worse isn't in the offing now?

  • To Those Who Fear A Runaway Article V State Amendments Convention.

    05/02/2015 8:07:08 PM PDT · 79 of 227
    Carry_Okie to okie01
    Shutting Washington totally out of the picture improves the convention environment substantially.

    I guess post 78 applies to you too.

  • To Those Who Fear A Runaway Article V State Amendments Convention.

    05/02/2015 8:05:52 PM PDT · 78 of 227
    Carry_Okie to central_va
    Because state governments are not so tainted.

    Oh yeah, Illinois, California, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Oregon, Washington, Rhode Island, Maryland, Delaware, New York, Missouri, Vermont, Connecticut... You need a three quarter's threshold for a change, while existing UN treaties remain in place, and you think "the States can change it" when you need at least one of those States to agree.

    What a load.

  • To Those Who Fear A Runaway Article V State Amendments Convention.

    05/02/2015 6:29:16 PM PDT · 67 of 227
    Carry_Okie to okie01
    And the way things are in Washington is perfectly OK by you?

    If the government ignores the Constitution we have now, why would you ever offer the same political class the opportunity to rewrite the rules to meet their preferences?

  • To Those Who Fear A Runaway Article V State Amendments Convention.

    05/02/2015 4:40:24 PM PDT · 58 of 227
    Carry_Okie to Jacquerie
    The EC and an Article V convention are federal and therefore anti-democratic, which is why libs despise the EC and are working toward complete nationalization of presidential voting. Libs love democracy.

    So, the fact that Soros supports an Article V convention then must make him a conservative! Who knew?

    This premise is false. Worse, I see not a single supporting evidentiary link in the piece. You can do better.

  • 14 Most Intelligent Dog Breeds

    05/02/2015 8:59:54 AM PDT · 58 of 114
    Carry_Okie to MtnClimber
    My Dutch Shepherd tried to steal my truck as a pup.

    True story. She thinks it's her truck.

  • NH: As Predicted, Governor Hassan (D) says she will veto constitutional carry

    05/01/2015 6:57:00 AM PDT · 27 of 29
    Carry_Okie to marktwain; mvpel

    Speaking of tyranny in New Hampshire, what happened to the Free State Project?

  • Sharpton Calls For DOJ To "Take Over Policing," "Going To Have To Fight States Rights"

    05/01/2015 6:46:13 AM PDT · 85 of 115
    Carry_Okie to Truth29
    He’s ahead of the game and is exposing the the DOJ/Obama plan before they are ready.

    Don't think so. I think they think they are ready. They have a complicit local department in Baltimore, which is all they really need to establish the precedent. They've got a city in lockdown as practice for submitting to martial law after baiting the useful idiots into starting their riot.

    No, I think the plan is moving faster than we have the pieces in place to thwart it. They think that's all they need before taking it to the next level.

  • University Chair Makes Pretty Convincing Argument Against Constitutionality Of Birthright

    05/01/2015 6:37:08 AM PDT · 14 of 31
    Carry_Okie to South Dakota
    Good reference. This article has a few you might find useful, particularly Chief Justice Fuller's dissenting opinion on US. v. Wong Kim Ark.
  • NCDC Blocks Access To GHCN And USHCN Data [Global Warming]

    05/01/2015 6:00:52 AM PDT · 3 of 8
    Carry_Okie to Vince Ferrer

    Great gif.

  • Dems Milk Baltimore for All It's Worth

    04/30/2015 9:52:35 PM PDT · 19 of 22
    Carry_Okie to Kaslin
    "'The march will bring the case of Freddie Gray, Eric Garner, Walter Scott, Eric Harris to the new attorney general, Loretta Lynch.

    Let me be the first to call it a "Lynch mob."

  • Ted Cruz: “There is no stronger advocate for legal immigration in the U.S. Senate than I am”

    04/30/2015 12:11:39 PM PDT · 36 of 101
    Carry_Okie to Cincinatus' Wife
    I say this as a former wage slave in a technical field. Legal immigration, of the type Cruz is talking about (as opposed to H1-b temps), could possibly be a net contributor to both the middle class and the Republican Party.

    Remember: This is not the 1990s, in that much of the technical capability that was native to America has been exported. If wages rise here too high, Gates, Zuckerberg, et al. will merely relocate abroad while expecting the American taxpayer to protect them. So there is now an upper limit to how much wages can rise here without forcing that consequence. The sooner we can do something about job killing regulations, the less attractive relocation will be, as bureaucracy now costs many companies more than does the labor differential.

    Meanwhile, importing skilled workers brings both talent and capital here and preserves the motive to invest here as opposed to elsewhere. These will be taxpayers not deluded by the American educational system, and are thus more likely to become conservatives. Effectively, what I think Cruz is contemplating is using immigration as a political weapon much the way the Slave Party does importing serfs and dependents. Whether he is right or whether the zero-sum model assumed in the article you site is correct I don't think anybody really knows.

  • The Cruz Doctrine: Ted Cruz Opens Up About His Foreign Policy Worldview

    04/29/2015 2:11:39 PM PDT · 55 of 100
    Carry_Okie to Norm Lenhart
    Facts be damned.

    Fact: She increased Wassilla's tax load investing public funds in a sports complex that could have been built by 24-hour fitness or some other private business.

    Fact: As governor, she instituted a byzantine system of higher taxes and regulations on oil and gas companies milking them for public giveaways to the point that the industry started leaving the State.

    Fact: When the going got tough dealing with frivolous lawsuits, she quit.

    Fact: She has endorsed a considerable number of RINOs over conservatives in Republican primary races in which she had little to no knowledge.

    After the Republican convention in which she was nominated as VP candidate, I was as thrilled as anyone with that speech. Over time, and as I listened to her and watched her decisions, I have since learned better than to trust her judgment.

    She threw herself under the bus. Deal with it.

  • The Cruz Doctrine: Ted Cruz Opens Up About His Foreign Policy Worldview

    04/29/2015 1:27:08 PM PDT · 48 of 100
    Carry_Okie to Norm Lenhart
    So I’m confident that there is a large contingent here working actively against him just as they did and still do against Palin.

    There is a substantive difference between Cruz and Palin. Cruz has an education, with which he has continued to acquire and apply knowledge to policy proposals. Palin had the opportunity to acquire on and did not. She ended up echoing standard conservative pabulum but without the substance to back it up.

  • No holds barred: President Bush redux

    04/29/2015 6:53:26 AM PDT · 7 of 9
    Carry_Okie to SJackson
    Rather, president Bush should be defending an activist foreign- policy agenda that does not allow Iran to remain nuclear and does not allow Islamist terror to run roughshod over the Middle East.

    Bush did nothing about Iran either and he had far more opportunity. He could have used Iran's support for insurgency inside Iraq as a causus belli and simply fixed it while we still had an army there. The world would have done nothing about it. Many if not most of the Iranian people would have helped. Now, with a Russian military funded by years of high oil prices, that is not such an easy option.

    So he sits tight and says nothing cloaked in noblesse oblige while Rome burns, having given the Presidency to a revolutionary Marxist by the same means. The man has learned nothing.

  • Obama's Bucket of Contempt

    04/29/2015 6:33:17 AM PDT · 8 of 14
    Carry_Okie to Kaslin
    My wife and I were flipping channels and happened upon Cecily Strong's amazing routine. We were both convinced that with the way Commander Xero was looking at her she was going to die.

    She slew everybody. Say what you will, but that is one very bright and talented (albeit delusional) female. If somebody ever sets her straight on the facts, she could be very useful.

  • Bernie Sanders To Announce Presidential Run

    04/28/2015 3:57:53 PM PDT · 52 of 101
    Carry_Okie to yuffy

    Couldn’t be better news for Hillary! if she paid him to dilute the potential for Warren.

  • Red ink could kill Covered California

    04/28/2015 12:04:54 AM PDT · 22 of 23
    Carry_Okie to lowbridge

    Whenever I give my address over the phone, I call California “the State of bankruptcy.” Some laugh, but most don’t get it, believing that the State is solvent.

  • Louis Farrakhan, rising: With rap’s superstars at his side, the Nation of Islam leader

    04/27/2015 11:41:21 PM PDT · 8 of 25
    Carry_Okie to Cincinatus' Wife
    The turn toward black Islam might indicate disappointment and an impatience with the lack of progress made fostered during the Obama years.

    There, fixed.

  • Ted Cruz gets specific on 'abolishing the IRS'

    04/27/2015 2:02:13 PM PDT · 21 of 59
    Carry_Okie to SoConPubbie
    Unlike his plans for tax reform, which would presumably require congressional sign-off, Cruz said he could pursue a significant amount of regulatory reform through his executive authority, and that he would do so aggressively during his first 100 days as president.

    A vast fraction of regulatory "law" is by consent decree in Federal court. I don't see how Cruz is going to undo that without the kind of autocracy he despises.

  • The Incredible Intolerance of Ultra-Liberals and Gays

    04/27/2015 10:37:50 AM PDT · 16 of 58
    Carry_Okie to Kaslin
    Now, I have been an ardent supporter of gay civil rights and specifically gay marriage for almost four decades, long before it became fashionable to do so. I believe under our Constitution, all our citizens should be guaranteed certain basic rights. And I’d like to suggest to my fellow conservatives that that is the direction the wind is blowing.

    Time to pass wind there fella. Here follows part of a post on an earlier thread:

    First of all, sexual expression is a powerful compulsion. Genesis 6 teaches how even G_d’s angels couldn’t restrain themselves from responding to the temptation of all those babe-ulous human females. There is no doubt that people are hard wired to produce hormonal and physical responses to visual, auditory, olfactory, and tactile inputs accordingly, with lots of cognitive feedbacks that amplify those responses that themselves become inputs (else why would anyone masturbate?).

    Those (sexual) compulsions compete with commercial, intellectual, social, and educational inputs. They make cooperation with a person more difficult. Lack of cooperation increases conflict. Conflict requires resolution. Enforcing settlements requires authority backed by physical power sufficient to override those sexual compulsions. The more sexually crazed a society becomes, the more conflict results, and the more centralized power becomes necessary to maintain order. This is why socialists seek to destroy self government via promoting sexualized children.

    Sexualized people do not focus well on work. They have conflicts and traumas that require remedial education, counseling, “conflict resolution,” policing, adjudication, prison guards, parole officers, welfare case workers… i.e., they “make jobs” for unionized Democrat thugs. Thus they concentrate power. The more power becomes concentrated, the more easily one can sell favors to the highest bidder, the more the bidders control the government for their own ends and at the expense of everybody else. This means you.

    Now perhaps you understand why it was the Rockefeller Foundation that funded and promoted Alfred Kinsey’s “research” (he was in fact a sadomasochistic homosexual pedophile) and his ideological heirs that are still calling the shots on “sex education” in public schools to this day. This is the source of your ethic. Sexual expression outside one’s spouse is destructive to liberty. That is why it is prohibited in the Bible. The Biblical system required no government, no police, no army, no social welfare system, just teachers and judges. Got it now? OK, so we’re ready for Part III!

    What do we do from here? In my humble opinion, it is the enforced uniformity from the Federal government that is the problem here. Were the States free to define their own moral laws, we would soon find out by natural law competition whether homosexual conduct leads to destruction. We would soon find out whether the isolation resulting from rigid criminalization of sexual depravity results in a happier more prosperous society. Federalism is the answer. After all, there is a big difference between taxes and the condition of roads in Utah versus California.

  • Debtors prisons are an essential tool of our new public policy.

    04/27/2015 10:28:25 AM PDT · 23 of 35
    Carry_Okie to Old Teufel Hunden

    Nice thoughts to which I cannot respond further without consulting the affected parties.

  • Debtors prisons are an essential tool of our new public policy.

    04/27/2015 9:34:12 AM PDT · 13 of 35
    Carry_Okie to DarkSavant
    This is really hard for me to read, because I was a kid under the advent of this system. My mom discovered Kinsey in 1956. By 1960 my parents divorced over infidelity. The child custody battle lasted nine years and consumed two California houses worth of capital. The State broke up my brother and me, dividing us between the two parents. By the time I was 16, we had moved 11 times. In the end, my dad, a municipal bond financing consultant of some import, was a broken human being, divorced three times. Mom made out like a champ, especially after her second divorce, owning her own home and traveling the world on a teacher's pension until she died a few years later. The rest of the family is still a wreck, now 55 years and running.

    I left dad's home at 17, penniless and on the streets of Oakland, CA. I count myself lucky, as could easily have wound up dead. I swore then that this would never happen to me. I spent the first ten years of my adulthood grappling with it all. When I finally married at the age of 35, I was extremely careful. Our two kids grew up in the same house they can call "home." The one governing principle of their rearing was 'whatever the leftists think is right, revert to the opposite.' Both girls are now in graduate school. Yet it still isn't over.

    There is a reason the Torah specified death for adultery: The effects go on for generations. I am convinced that raising a child in an environment of sexual depravity produces heritable epigenetic traits, effectively they are irreversible without an immense act of will. The consequences all around us, and they will be very difficult if not impossible to reverse.

    Having been born into the idyllic California of the 1950s, we never knew the blessings that lifestyle had offered, much less understood the consequences of blowing them off. Conservatives never fully comprehended the stakes in the Culture War; else they would have fought like their lives depended upon victory and nothing less, because they do. The left wants us dead, because we are all that stands between them and total power to please themselves to no end, and to hell with any and every body else. That's what it will be all right.

  • Fleeing Hillary: Top Dem money man departs because Clinton hasn’t answered ethics questions

    04/27/2015 6:17:30 AM PDT · 67 of 90
    Carry_Okie to rdcbn
    If I were Hillary or Bill, I'd start flying commercial.

    The NextGen Air Traffic Control System mandates that commercial aircraft line up in narrow corridors during entry to airports. All one would need to know to take out a particular plane is the arrival time and the airline. They know where it will be. With over 10,000 ManPADs on the loose and borders a course sieve, there's nothing to it.

  • Wisconsin’s Shame: Rogue DA Breaks His Silence; Threatens Critics with Prosecution

    04/26/2015 4:49:17 PM PDT · 15 of 96
    Carry_Okie to shalom aleichem
    This photo needs to go viral - if it accurately portrays the correct guy)

    Along with his home address.

  • On Earth Day—Kiss a Hunter

    04/26/2015 8:11:29 AM PDT · 11 of 27
    Carry_Okie to Kaslin

    That same money was used to reintroduce wolves. It’s been an absolute disaster for game management.

  • On Earth Day—Kiss a Hunter

    04/26/2015 8:09:14 AM PDT · 10 of 27
    Carry_Okie to Kaslin

    “Bambi-burgers,” I’ve been using that term for decades. You should see the looks I get on goofy liberal faces when it is deployed.

  • Robots Step Into New Planting, Harvesting Roles

    04/25/2015 10:42:17 PM PDT · 74 of 78
    Carry_Okie to The_Reader_David
    We on the right had better figure out how to manage the transition to a society in which there are very few jobs and great abundance, because the left already has an idea, and it looks an awful lot like the worst aspects of Brave New World, 1984, and The Hunger Games all rolled into one.

    Been working on at least part of that answer for about three years, but it is both physically risky and difficult and intellectually and perceptively demanding work. It will be in my next book.

  • Fleet of Iranian ships heading to Yemen turns around after being tracked by US warships

    04/24/2015 9:40:42 PM PDT · 60 of 62
    Carry_Okie to GATOR NAVY
    I also see there is crazy talk of building a suspension bridge across it, though why anyone would want to waste billions of dollars to connect two hellholes is beyond me.

    LOL, you apparently lack imagination. Think of the mischief to be derived with Somalis and Boko Haram cruising through Aden on their way to Mecca! Think of the arms sales to the Saudis. Think of a final battle over a stupid rock in the Kaaba!

    Now that's payback. Diversity is our strength!

    Ain't it fun? (not)

  • Tech Guys: Walker Self-Deports Right Out Of The 2016 Race

    04/24/2015 9:12:21 AM PDT · 43 of 76
    Carry_Okie to Cincinatus' Wife
    There is a difference between H1-b temps and legal immigrants. The latter usually want to become Americans.

    If I had a choice of legal immigrants between 'the tired and poor huddled masses' and technical professionals, I know which one is more likely to pay taxes and vote Republican. People who work and create for a living build wealth for everyone. They attract capital. They raise good kids. Yes, some dilute wages. On the other hand, some start companies.

    How that works out on balance I don't know. But I do think that we shouldn't just recoil at the prospect. I would bet good money that such immigrants are far preferable to "natural born" gang bangers.

  • Robots Step Into New Planting, Harvesting Roles

    04/24/2015 8:50:44 AM PDT · 48 of 78
    Carry_Okie to reaganaut1; Admin Moderator
    What will the illegals do???

    AM, I'm taking it would be too much to quote Frank Zappa's song, Sy Borg here? ;-)

  • Nigel Farage on target to win: Poll puts him NINE points ahead of Tory rival

    04/24/2015 5:59:35 AM PDT · 33 of 60
    Carry_Okie to UKrepublican
    Yes, and even working class labout voters, are jumping ship for UKIP.

    Any conservative Republican who is serious about immigration here will see the same thing.

  • Nigel Farage on target to win: Poll puts him NINE points ahead of Tory rival

    04/24/2015 5:45:17 AM PDT · 25 of 60
    Carry_Okie to UKrepublican
    UKIPs policies are a mix of center right/libertarian.

    Libertarian but for borders (without which one has no representation). Pretty much what I thought. It would indicate that as soon as the voters realize that UKIP can be elected they might just dump the Tories wholesale. Now that would be historic. Farage would make a most interesting PM.

  • Nigel Farage on target to win: Poll puts him NINE points ahead of Tory rival

    04/24/2015 5:36:26 AM PDT · 18 of 60
    Carry_Okie to Mr. Jeeves
    Congressional districts are simply too large, these days.

    Agreed, but the big problem is the 17th Amendment and Reynolds v. Sims, which forced State legislatures to apportion their Senates by population. Were my Senator selected by the legislature and my State Senator picked by my County supervisor, I could see my supervisor and gain real access to the Senate too. That's better representation than being one of 35 million Californians (or whatever it is these days).

  • Nigel Farage on target to win: Poll puts him NINE points ahead of Tory rival

    04/24/2015 5:31:29 AM PDT · 17 of 60
    Carry_Okie to UKrepublican
    So no chance of UKIP winning the election,

    I don't know enough about UKIP's domestic policies to say it but from external appearances I would think it shouldn't be hard for a Tory to vote UKIP (with the exception of the few ardent globalists therewith). Is that correct?

  • Nigel Farage on target to win: Poll puts him NINE points ahead of Tory rival

    04/24/2015 5:26:21 AM PDT · 13 of 60
    Carry_Okie to UKrepublican
    It also showed that more than 18 per cent of voters in South Thanet have met Mr Farage over the past month. The figure compared with 8 per cent who have met the Labour candidate and 7 per cent for the Tory candidate.

    Sigh. I wonder how many Americans have ever met with their representative?