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Posts by DiogenesLamp

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  • The Tyranny Of Pop Music

    07/30/2016 11:38:13 AM PDT · 75 of 98
    DiogenesLamp to dfwgator
    The homosexuals have completely taken over the Industry.

    Yup.

    It makes you wonder just what every actor and singer had to do to get where they are.

    Lots of actresses have had to audition on the "casting couch". That's been documented for years. So far as male actors go, there has also been plenty of documentation regarding the molestation of male child actors.

    Hollywood needs to be severely beaten down and reformed with more control by the public.

    And you’d better not spout any political opinions that don’t go along with the Party Line, if you still want to work.

    I favor RICO prosecutions to deal with this issue. Same thing with the news media.

  • The Tyranny Of Pop Music

    07/30/2016 11:33:39 AM PDT · 72 of 98
    DiogenesLamp to sparklite2
    They had to coin a name for movie performers, so Time magazine, which was new to the world itself, called them cinemactors. It didn’t take.

    Doesn't quite roll off the tongue, does it?

  • The Tyranny Of Pop Music

    07/30/2016 11:32:51 AM PDT · 71 of 98
    DiogenesLamp to antidisestablishment
    The sad part is that most people cannot disassociate the actor from their characters. People do not know the person, only the persona whom they portray. The glaring difference between the moral characters and the libertine actors is only exacerbated by the fact that their art lies in deception.

    I mentioned that liberal people naturally gravitate towards these sorts of vocations. Let us face it. Actors LIE for a living. They falsely portray themselves as someone who they aren't, and they create mostly false portrayals of life to create their illusion of a reality that is far away from actual reality.

    For example. "MacGyver" featured a clever inventive fellow who always eschewed guns in his dealings with various bad guys. The reality of such a person would be a quickly deceased MacGyver. The "A-TEAM" had the opposite problem. They routinely use guns, but nobody ever gets killed. Both are false, but in distinctly opposite ways.

    And you are right. The public has become so stupid, they can no longer tell fantasy from reality.

    What is enjoyable for entertainment purposes is vile in excess. Suspension of disbelief was never intended to become a lifestyle. Today, it has progressed to a complete inability to understand the difference between fantasy and reality.

    And here we are. I've been saying for about three decades, that if there was some way to destroy all television broadcasting apparatus, the nation would be better for it.

    Television has become the "SOMA" of which Aldous Huxley spoke in his novel "Brave New World." Television has become an opiate for the masses, and it leads the now dumbed down population around by the nose.

  • The Tyranny Of Pop Music

    07/30/2016 10:44:25 AM PDT · 54 of 98
    DiogenesLamp to thecodont
    Great insight.

    Thanks. I try to make this point every time the topic comes up. Liberal people tend to gravitate towards these occupations. When they had no power they were generally harmless, but since technology has given this class of people great power, it has now become a threat to our society.

    There is a reason we used to "regulate" them. They simply can't help themselves when it comes to misusing their power.

  • No ID, No Problem - Feds Overrule North Carolina Voting Rules As "Discriminatory"

    07/30/2016 10:26:06 AM PDT · 35 of 38
    DiogenesLamp to Rockitz
    No ID, No Problem - Feds Overrule North Carolina Voting Rules As "Discriminatory"

    The Governor should make an official announcement that starts with "F*** You, you bastard Federal Judge."

    He should then order state employees to place cameras at every voting location and record every single person who votes. The video could then be turned over to face recognition software to find examples of felons voting, of people voting more than once, and to provide an exact count of the numbers of voters in each precinct.

    Methinks that when you force a recording of the proceedings, those intent on perpetrating vote fraud will suddenly get cold feet.

    But the point needs to be made that this Judge should be told quite forcefully to "go F*** himself."

    Anyone notice that the Democrat governor of Virginia told the courts to "go f*** themselves" after they ruled he couldn't do a mass restoration of felon's voting rights?

    Why can't we have Governors that will show such audacity and determination? Why can't we have Governors that will bitch-slap courts?

  • California to proclaim August “Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month”

    07/30/2016 10:15:28 AM PDT · 22 of 59
    DiogenesLamp to heterosupremacist
    California to proclaim August “Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month”

    San Fransisco needs to especially appreciate Muslims. They need to throw themselves off buildings to properly express their appreciation.

  • Shock Poll: Reuters/Ipsos Radically Changes Methodology to Favor Clinton

    07/30/2016 10:11:50 AM PDT · 51 of 51
    DiogenesLamp to LexBaird
    Sure, let's give the government total control over the media.

    You mean unlike what we have now, right? By making a media governing board answer to the people, we are not giving "government" control of the media, we are giving an elected board of the people's representatives the ability to reign in media abuse.

    As it stands now, Left wing governments have utter and complete control over the media, while Right wing governments have to be subjected to constant Left wing attack from the media. The existing media is full fledged, full-bore, left wing socialist/communist ideologues.

    Regulating the thing is about the only idea of which I can think that will change this *EXISTING* paradigm.

    You got a better idea? One that stop s the current left wing domination of the media?

    Spill it.

  • The Tyranny Of Pop Music

    07/30/2016 10:02:20 AM PDT · 35 of 98
    DiogenesLamp to KarlInOhio
    Things have gone to hell since Edison invented the gramophone...

    Many a true word is said in jest, and in this case you aren't all that far off.

    Edison invented both sound recording and video recording. Before he did this, Actors were considered low class, low morals people who were only fit to consort with gamblers, whores and bums.

    Their audiences numbered in the thousands at most, and they seldom had any larger impact on the rest of society.

    By making it possible to record their performances, their audiences could reach millions, and commensurate money could be paid to them as a result of their expanded reach. They became influential through their performances, their celebrity, and their money.

    What Edison did was empower generally Liberal, low moral gutter trash people into power brokers capable of steering the Nation. For example, Ron Howard and Henry Winkler making a "Happy Days" commercial urging people to vote for Obama.

    So yeah, by giving these generally immoral, Liberal people a means to acquire power and influence, it is indeed Edison's fault.

  • If Trump flips Pennsylvania, all bets are off

    07/29/2016 6:30:53 PM PDT · 89 of 114
    DiogenesLamp to headstamp 2
    It basically paraphrases what Golda Meir said about the Palestinian’s hatred for Jews.

    There is a lot of truth in that.

  • If Trump flips Pennsylvania, all bets are off

    07/29/2016 6:30:10 PM PDT · 87 of 114
    DiogenesLamp to headstamp 2
    LOL, That’s a riot.

    It encapsulates exactly what is wrong with Democrats and Democracy. It is an awesome article. :)

  • Judge strikes down Wisconsin voter ID, early voting laws

    07/29/2016 6:23:18 PM PDT · 23 of 43
    DiogenesLamp to Innovative
    Judge strikes down Wisconsin voter ID, early voting laws

    Another Obama idiot that needs to be bitchslapped off of the bench.

  • If Trump flips Pennsylvania, all bets are off

    07/29/2016 6:17:15 PM PDT · 84 of 114
    DiogenesLamp to bantam
    I have family who are hardcore D’s. I mean hardcore, but recently at a party there were all in for Trump. I COULDNT believe it. If these folks are in for Trump he actually may pull this off in PA, but l’ll believe it when I see it Philly controls this state in a statewide race

    I think Trump is picking up some remnants from the Former Reagan Coalition. He's going further into the Black vote than Reagan ever did. He's got far more Black support than any Republican I have seen before.

    Trump is going to win. I think Hillary may have a stroke.

    I hope he throws that evil witch in Prison for the rest of her life, and then starts prosecuting her corrupt Husband too.

  • Shock Poll: Reuters/Ipsos Radically Changes Methodology to Favor Clinton

    07/29/2016 6:14:58 PM PDT · 47 of 51
    DiogenesLamp to Kit cat
    WE NEED to open conservative journalism schools, not universities but more of trade school format!!!! THEN people WITH money that are conservatives NEED TO infiltrate with media outlets!!!! We are MOVING into an age of streaming EVERYTHING as our older generations pass TV will pass also!!!!

    Yes, we are slowly moving in the direction of parity, but it should have been our prime focus since the Liberal Media stole the election from George HW back in 1992.

    We should have gone to war with all Liberal media companies after that abuse of power in which they engaged.

  • Hillary Clinton Suggested Trump Couldn't Be Trusted With The Nuclear Codes,

    07/29/2016 6:12:39 PM PDT · 68 of 87
    DiogenesLamp to rlmorel
    In my opinion, the two things Wilson did that had more long lasting and destructive effects on society to this day (rivaling Social Security) were the 16th and 17th Amendments.

    I would add "getting us into World War I", and locking up thousands of political prisoners. J.Edgar Hoover got his start with the Federal Government as a leg-breaker during this era. He helped round up those political prisoners I mentioned before.

  • Hillary Clinton Suggested Trump Couldn't Be Trusted With The Nuclear Codes,

    07/29/2016 6:09:22 PM PDT · 67 of 87
    DiogenesLamp to rlmorel
    LIBERALISM.

    LIBERALISM.

    LIBERALISM.

    Woodrow Wilson, the 1960's legitimization of leftist radicals. EPA, The Clintons, The New Deal, The Great Society, The castration of the 10th Amendment, the ratification of the 16th and 17th Amendments, FDR, The 1977 Community Reinvestment Act, turning our back on the Shah of Iran, Social Security, Department of Education, Vietnam as a political war, 444 Days, abandoning the South Vietnamese to the North, the environmental movement, Obama.

    LIBERALISM.

    LIBERALISM.

    LIBERALISM.

    There are a lot of good points in there. You hit on some of my own favorite Nexus points in History, but you missed some others that I regard as important: The Civil War, the 14th amendment. Wilson's Presidency. The 19th Amendment. The 1960 Election. The 24th Amendment. The 26th Amendment. The "Great Society" vote buying scheme. (Thanks to the 24th amendment.)

    Jimmy Carter. (Major Nexus point here.) George HW Bush. Bill Clinton, and now Obama.

    All are points in History where the world went wrong, and bad consequences would inevitably follow.

  • Shock Poll: Reuters/Ipsos Radically Changes Methodology to Favor Clinton

    07/29/2016 4:03:56 PM PDT · 37 of 51
    DiogenesLamp to ri4dc
    I could not agree more. They are not neutral. They monopolize the flow of information. They collude to sell lies to the highest bidder. They must be broken apart like AT&T was. Valid competition in media can improve journalism.

    I have been thinking lately that they need to be regulated. There needs to be an oversight board with members elected directly by the people.

    The "Fourth Estate" does indeed have the power to create or move governments, and therefore it needs to be held accountable for it's abuses of power.

    The fact that virtually every media employee is a Liberal Democrat demonstrates the system is inherently biased on the very face of it.

    Whatever we do, we need to do something. If we don't take their media weapon out of commission, we are going to continue getting shot and killed by it.

  • Shock Poll: Reuters/Ipsos Radically Changes Methodology to Favor Clinton

    07/29/2016 3:48:54 PM PDT · 31 of 51
    DiogenesLamp to dp0622
    I want to be part of the group that has them on the list.

    I HATE Them.

    I fully understand that sentiment. They, and they alone elected Obama. The Deaths and Misery he has caused and will cause in the future, are on their head.

    Just his malfeasance on Iran should make his name hated for the rest of History. The Liberal Democrats who run the media should be held to account for what they have done.

  • Shock Poll: Reuters/Ipsos Radically Changes Methodology to Favor Clinton

    07/29/2016 3:43:56 PM PDT · 23 of 51
    DiogenesLamp to dp0622
    Then why are we voting?

    Opiate of the masses.

  • Shock Poll: Reuters/Ipsos Radically Changes Methodology to Favor Clinton

    07/29/2016 3:42:38 PM PDT · 20 of 51
    DiogenesLamp to dp0622
    When the purge comes, and it must I think, the MSM buildings should be the first to go.

    You sow the wind, you reap the whirlwind.

  • Shock Poll: Reuters/Ipsos Radically Changes Methodology to Favor Clinton

    07/29/2016 3:39:09 PM PDT · 14 of 51
    DiogenesLamp to Hojczyk
    Shock Poll: Reuters/Ipsos Radically Changes Methodology to Favor Clinton

    When this thing is finally over, and we get a non-criminal President in office, we need to hammer these media outlets with RICO prosecutions.

    The way to solve this nation's problems is to start locking up these people who attempt to manipulate elections with the media power at their disposal.

  • Humanity Finally Travels to Mars in Ron Howard's New Half-Scifi, Half-Documentary TV Series

    07/29/2016 3:33:58 PM PDT · 8 of 14
    DiogenesLamp to EveningStar; Harrison Bergeron
    One of the things that has started to annoy me greatly is the modern movie industry's need to interject politically correct bullsh*t into everything they do.

    Too many women, and too many minorities. The only way you would end up with that sort of "diversity" is if you were creating it deliberately.

    I very much liked the movie "The Martian" (despite Matt Damon) but I immediately noticed the characters were all "diverse", and skewed from what they would actually be without political correctness tampering with the selection process.

    We are now through the "Harrison Bergeron" looking glass.

  • France Has Two Options — Civil War or Submission

    07/29/2016 3:21:47 PM PDT · 5 of 41
    DiogenesLamp to Gritty
    France Has Two Options — Civil War or Submission

    There are worse things than fighting a bloody war.

  • If Trump flips Pennsylvania, all bets are off

    07/29/2016 3:20:06 PM PDT · 56 of 114
    DiogenesLamp to Roman_War_Criminal
    Have the porn pervs of the 70’s taken up residence there? Or has it become overrun with illegals?

    Well-to-do Californians, having made an utter mess of their own state, have been fleeing to Colorado, and implementing the same stupid ideas that wrecked California.

    They are like Locusts.

  • If Trump flips Pennsylvania, all bets are off

    07/29/2016 3:17:24 PM PDT · 54 of 114
    DiogenesLamp to Frederick303
    Things against Trump: Philly vote tampering. They did it in 2012, they will do it once again, that is almost sure.

    I think the most important service Trump can do for the country is to start throwing Democrats in jail for criminal acts.

    ...And he should start with Hillary.

  • Hillary Clinton Suggested Trump Couldn't Be Trusted With The Nuclear Codes,

    07/29/2016 3:07:52 PM PDT · 47 of 87
    DiogenesLamp to 5th MEB
    Just my opinion, but I think the biggest historical mistake we made was Woodrow Wilson.

    A lot of bad consequences were the result of Wilson's Presidency, but did you have anything that he did in particular in mind?

  • If Trump flips Pennsylvania, all bets are off

    07/29/2016 3:00:40 PM PDT · 45 of 114
    DiogenesLamp to bantam
    I’m NEPA born, now in south central PA It’s like two different worlds just 2hrs apart. If NEPA is this Trump solid, he will win NEPA is as democratic as Philly, and as corrupt

    I have a friend from Allentown. He's been going on and on about Hillary for months. (Which always starts and argument. :) )

    Just last week he has said he is now favoring Trump.

  • If Trump flips Pennsylvania, all bets are off

    07/29/2016 2:55:44 PM PDT · 42 of 114
    DiogenesLamp to Jack Hammer
    in an attempt to comprehend just why ANYONE in the US would cast a single ballot for the corrupt and incompetent hillary.

    This.

    What have these people been listening to to think that Hillary is the answer to anything?

  • Hillary Clinton Suggested Trump Couldn't Be Trusted With The Nuclear Codes,

    07/29/2016 2:52:18 PM PDT · 42 of 87
    DiogenesLamp to RayChuang88
    The more she talks, the faster her favorability ratings go down. Watch her get muzzled until Labor Day by really upset DNC staffers.

    I can't stand her voice. She is shrill and scolding. I expect many people feel the same way.

  • If Trump flips Pennsylvania, all bets are off

    07/29/2016 2:51:15 PM PDT · 37 of 114
    DiogenesLamp to Joe Brower
    Again, though, as we're seeing more and more as the U.S. population increases, the big cities carry the vote, often at odds with the rural areas.

    That is the case across the nation. I've read articles which attempt to demonstrate that large cities are inherently Socialistic by their very nature.

    One of the most amusing articles which notes this phenomena is "Pigeons, Rats, and Democrats."

    If you haven't read it, I strongly recommend it. I found it hilarious as well as completely true.

  • If Trump flips Pennsylvania, all bets are off

    07/29/2016 2:47:35 PM PDT · 33 of 114
    DiogenesLamp to Innovative
    If Trump flips Pennsylvania, all bets are off

    I said over a year ago that if Trump wins the nomination, he is going to walk away with the victory. I knew his sort of populism would appeal to Blue Collar Democrats. What I didn't know is that it appeals pretty well to Black Democrats too.

    That hate-filled old witch is going to get burned, and we will be TriUMPant!

  • Hillary Clinton Suggested Trump Couldn't Be Trusted With The Nuclear Codes,

    07/29/2016 2:42:48 PM PDT · 39 of 87
    DiogenesLamp to rlmorel
    It is things like this that make me feel we are finished as a country.

    Me too. Now the question is "Where in History did we take a wrong turn?"

    I have several favorite points in history where I think we took a wrong turn. What's yours?

  • Hillary Clinton Suggested Trump Couldn't Be Trusted With The Nuclear Codes,

    07/29/2016 1:43:48 PM PDT · 4 of 87
    DiogenesLamp to Kaslin
    Hillary Clinton Suggested Trump Couldn't Be Trusted With The Nuclear Codes,

    Someone box that stupid cow in the mouth and tell her to shut up. Nothing but idiocy emerges from that cancer infected orifice.

    If anyone cannot be trusted with anything, it is she.

  • Report: Justin Bieber turned down $5 million to perform at RNC

    07/29/2016 1:40:29 PM PDT · 25 of 89
    DiogenesLamp to Timpanagos1
    Report: Justin Bieber turned down $5 million to perform at RNC

    What idiot thought Justin Bieber would add anything useful to the convention?

    Even worse, what idiot thought it would be worth $5 million to try to get him?

  • Moody's: Clinton economy would create 10 million jobs

    07/29/2016 12:19:12 PM PDT · 11 of 106
    DiogenesLamp to MinorityRepublican
    Moody's: Clinton economy would create 10 million jobs

    Who are these people who put out such blatant lies?

  • Pope Demands Poland Open Borders To Third World Migrants

    07/29/2016 12:11:39 PM PDT · 62 of 153
    DiogenesLamp to C19fan
    Pope Demands Poland Open Borders To Third World Migrants

    I sure miss Pope John Paul. He was a proper servant of God.

  • Racially Incorrect Facts on Slavery: African Slave Traders - The black roots of African slavery

    07/29/2016 11:27:02 AM PDT · 14 of 29
    DiogenesLamp to Perseverando
    If you think you can reason people out of their preconceived notions, you are mistaken.

    To many people the past does not matter if they cannot exploit it.

    I am reminded of the song: "What have you done for me lately?"

  • House drops Confederate Flag ban for veterans cemeteries

    07/29/2016 8:24:38 AM PDT · 904 of 906
    DiogenesLamp to Travis T. OJustice
    What you call “exploiting”, most people call providing a value-added service.

    The africans get roads and schools in trade, so it’s a quid pro quo deal,

    To the Africans, were the roads and schools worth the value of the material being exploited? I very much doubt it. There is probably a great disparity in the value of one thing versus the value of the other.

    In addition to that, it is more like the Roads and Schools were ideas which came from the the exploiters who were deciding for themselves what was best for the Africans.

    If you are saying the North East was providing a "value-added" service, I'm fine with that so long as it's voluntary. If Southerners had attempted to provide such services to themselves, and it had turned out to be uneconomical for them to do so, they they could have sought those services from whomever could have provided them most efficiently.

    But Shouldn't the choice of services be up to the people who were paying for it, rather than being imposed on them by others for reasons of their own self interest?

  • Venezuela has a new 'forced labor' law that can require people to work in fields

    07/29/2016 8:08:49 AM PDT · 38 of 48
    DiogenesLamp to Olog-hai
    Sure isn’t like Marx or Engels ever worked like that. Both were spoiled-rotten offspring of wealthy people.

    Years ago I read this book:

    It made it clear to me that Socialist movements *ALWAYS* start with spoiled-rotten offspring of wealthy people.

    They aren't in touch with the real world, but instead they grow up in a world of artificial comforts for which they feel guilty, and so they generally attempt to overturn the societal dynamics that created their ease and comfort because they are too simpleminded to realize that their lives will turn to sh*t if they end up being successful.

    Wealth imparts destructive impulses to foolish young people. Especially unearned wealth.

  • Venezuela has a new 'forced labor' law that can require people to work in fields

    07/29/2016 8:03:54 AM PDT · 36 of 48
    DiogenesLamp to jalisco555
    There are two kinds of people in Socialist countries- billionaires and slaves.

    I keep telling people this: Socialism is merely the re-ascension of the Monarchy/Aristocracy form of government.

    They simply don't call them "Lords" or "Kings", but that is what a communist government consists of.

  • Venezuela has a new 'forced labor' law that can require people to work in fields

    07/29/2016 8:02:16 AM PDT · 34 of 48
    DiogenesLamp to rightwingcrazy
    The descent of socialist societies to despotism and mass slavery seems like a logical necessity to me. Maybe if someone did the math and shared it, people would lose interest in this utopian path to suicide.

    Such facts can only awaken intelligent people. More than half our electorate is stupid. Facts do not sway them. The Presidency has now become a celebrity popularity game, and seldom focuses on any real policy issues.

  • Venezuela has a new 'forced labor' law that can require people to work in fields

    07/29/2016 7:59:34 AM PDT · 33 of 48
    DiogenesLamp to bkopto
    Venezuela has a new 'forced labor' law that can require people to work in fields

    Socialism always devolves into Slavery.

  • House drops Confederate Flag ban for veterans cemeteries

    07/29/2016 7:48:08 AM PDT · 902 of 906
    DiogenesLamp to rockrr
    You're forgetting that whole thing about wrestling with a pig...

    Or the Truth. I expect many of you are so invested in your narrative that you will continue to wrestle with the truth because you simply do not want to believe things were otherwise than what you had been led to believe.

  • House drops Confederate Flag ban for veterans cemeteries

    07/29/2016 7:45:01 AM PDT · 901 of 906
    DiogenesLamp to Travis T. OJustice
    Do you really think Africa is going to become rich from China stripmining the shit out of all their minerals and ores? LOL.

    Are you suggesting that in the 1850s, the North East was "stripmining the shit out of" the South?

    Certainly there were North Eastern people exploiting them, but not to that extent.

    But this sort of problem always arises whenever one group of people own a source of wealth, but do not have sufficient population to defend it from a more populous aggressor.

  • House drops Confederate Flag ban for veterans cemeteries

    07/29/2016 7:18:37 AM PDT · 897 of 906
    DiogenesLamp to PeaRidge; rustbucket; Pelham; x; BroJoeK
    I welcome any input from any of you that would assist me in creating a more accurate representation of import/export trade value which would likely occur with Southern Independence.

    My starting premise is that trade, with minor variation, must over time balance, and money must eventually return to the place of origin for exported products.

    This is the untold story of the war, and I believe this map methodology makes it clearer what was occurring in terms of potential money lost to the North, and *that* makes it clearer as to why they were so intent on stopping Southern Independence.

    You will remember that refusing to allow Independence was the one non-negotiable demand of the Union.

    There was big money on the line, and *that* was why they could not allow the South to become independent.

  • House drops Confederate Flag ban for veterans cemeteries

    07/29/2016 7:09:20 AM PDT · 896 of 906
    DiogenesLamp to x
    Hey guys! Diogenes believes insurance is a scam.

    Okay, now how did you get that assertion out of anything I've said?

    He also believes banking is a scam.

    Another Strawman assertion. My position is that people should employ banking, insurance and shipping when they wish to do so, not because someone is forcing them into it.

    It is the difference between consent and coercion. The Northern monopolies were using government enforced coercion to compel patronage of these industries, and *that* was wrong.

    For that matter, if slave driver Diogenes doesn't actually have ships to take his cotton to market he's going to have to hire some -- and then complain about how the profits he created with his own hands have once again been stolen from him.

    At the time, hiring ships outside of that Northern Coastal monopoly, you would pay 55 cents per ton in taxes/penalties. (Because of that Navigation act of 1817.) Hiring American ships under the control of that monopoly cost only 6 cents per ton, but they charged higher rates such that they were just barely under the cost of penalties for hiring a foreign ship. Again, this was simply more "Protectionism" for this North-Eastern shipping monopoly.

    I mentioned how they jiggered the laws to favor the North East. This is but one example of that.

    The idea that a change in the tariff would have made Charleston something like New York is nonsense

    There you go again, cutting off pieces of my theory and then attacking the remnant. I keep telling you that the tariff's were only a part of the bigger picture. According to that excerpt I posted above, New York was siphoning off about 40% of all Cotton revenues.

    Slice it any way you like, but 40% more money will have a substantial economic impact on ports which are shipping out the product. Most of those piles of coins represented in that Map I post would have ended up in New Orleans. It would have been a huge loss to the New York economy.

    I cobbled this together quickly, and it is likely not accurate, but it more closely resembles what the eventual trade would have looked like had the North Eastern Crony Capitalists not convinced their Mercantilist President to launch a war to prevent it.

    Don't lie to yourself. Southern Trade unencumbered by protectionist laws favoring the North East, would have blossomed into a large economic powerhouse.

    And *THAT* is why the North Eastern controlled Union invaded the South. *THAT* is why they launched a war to protect their money stream and stop competition.

  • House drops Confederate Flag ban for veterans cemeteries

    07/29/2016 5:56:33 AM PDT · 893 of 906
    DiogenesLamp to BroJoeK

    I have simply lost interest in your opinion. I’ve taken to skipping pretty much everything you write. I don’t feel it is worth my time to wade through your mass of chaos, dubious assertions, and interconnected irrelevancies.

  • Snopes Caught Lying About Lack Of American Flags At Democratic Convention

    07/28/2016 3:15:04 PM PDT · 36 of 67
    DiogenesLamp to UCANSEE2
    The DNC had no flags for the stage, so they took them from the Capitol Building in Philadelphia. (cheap bastards wouldn’t go out and buy some American Flags).

    Why would they want to own any? They only needed them long enough to fool stupid people, after that, they don't want to look at them.

    They aren't cheap bastards, they just Hate America and it's flags.

  • Snopes Caught Lying About Lack Of American Flags At Democratic Convention

    07/28/2016 3:12:43 PM PDT · 32 of 67
    DiogenesLamp to oblomov
    Snopes Caught Lying About Lack Of American Flags At Democratic Convention

    The words "Snopes" and "Liars" are synonymous in my opinion.

  • House drops Confederate Flag ban for veterans cemeteries

    07/28/2016 3:09:32 PM PDT · 885 of 906
    DiogenesLamp to x
    Nonsense. Blockades are intended to weaken the enemy's fighting capacity.

    It didn't.

    The Union took them at their word and struck at the source of their wealth.

    They struck at the source of Wealth that was denied them because of Southern Independence. The losses of that Wealth to the Union were immense, and the competition which would have been created by normalized Southern Trade with Europe would have been even more immense.

    You are being foolish if you do not recognize how much lost *MONEY* was at stake for the Union.

    In 1860 even the North was still agrarian and not that well off, the idea that the South was going to leap to affluence simply by imposing lower tariffs is absurd.

    Why do you keep cutting off pieces of my argument? Lower Tariff's would have had a role in enriching the South, but returning the profits directly to their places of origins (such as New Orleans) would have a greater role.

    That excerpt I quoted in an article above indicated that New York/New England shipping/banking/insurance/etc was skimming off forty percent of the value of that trade.

    Are you going to tell me that a 40% increase in your income stream would be irrelevant to an increase in your wealth?

    Direct Trade would build Banking/Insurance/Warehousing/etc industries in the ports to which such trade was entering and leaving. Cutting New York out of the loop would result in a buildup of Industries in the source ports for exports. More involved manufacturing would eventually follow.

    Those in a position to lose great sums of money from an independent South could see those losses clearly, even if you do not seem to be able to do so.

  • House drops Confederate Flag ban for veterans cemeteries

    07/28/2016 2:40:30 PM PDT · 883 of 906
    DiogenesLamp to rustbucket
    Lincoln's cabinet had told him that Fox's Fort Sumter expedition would result in a shooting war. Anderson (at Fort Sumter) and Meigs and Adams (both at Fort Pickens) had recognized that Lincoln's actions would result in war [Post 54].

    Not only that, Anderson clearly opined that he regarded this tactic as very unethical.

    Lincoln's own man said this was an underhanded act.