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  • The FBI did Hillary Clinton no favor by releasing their report on her during the holiday weekend

    09/06/2016 10:13:44 AM PDT · 19 of 24
    RainMan to monocle

    If Trump wins I expect an Obama pardon of Hillary and Bill for any and all prosecutable offenses, even those not yet discovered. I also expect Obama to pardon himself.

  • Pass The Tissues: Allergy Season Is Getting Worse, Thanks To Climate Change

    08/26/2016 11:09:41 AM PDT · 8 of 33
    RainMan to sparklite2

    I have lived most of my life surrounded by Cedars in the foothills of Western Washington, and have never once seen one shake like that. What did they do to cause that (since they obviously knew it was going to happen and set up the camera, I am assuming it was staged, and none of the trees around it are even moving). Most likely that represented all the pollen the Cedar had for the season being released in one fell swoop, which is incredible to look at, but not how it naturally happens, at least that I have seen.

  • Germany: If We Ban The Burqa, We’ll Have To Ban Father Christmas Too

    08/25/2016 11:13:26 AM PDT · 52 of 62
    RainMan to cardinal4

    Twas going to say the same thing ... Santa is as religious as the Easter Bunny.

  • Apple Patents Remote ‘Kill Switch’ for iPhone Cameras

    08/15/2016 12:15:26 PM PDT · 27 of 39
    RainMan to Red Badger

    Actually, it probably would not impact the sales of phones ... it would not take away their ability to access the internet, but it would surge the demand for “old” cameras where you can turn the lens to manually focus them. It would also increase the demand for extremely high resolution cameras that could be given a fixed focal length so that autofocus could be turned off, and you could still get detail by zooming into the actual picture, rather than zooming the camera. In theory, the device would function much like a cell jammer ... emit a signal that overwhelms the IR sensor with information that the item being focused on is really really close. Instant blurred picture.

  • Apple Patents Remote ‘Kill Switch’ for iPhone Cameras

    08/15/2016 12:01:40 PM PDT · 24 of 39
    RainMan to RainMan

    BTW, for those who don’t know ... virtually every camera made in the last 20 years has an IR device in it ... you may know it by its marketing name ... AUTOFOCUS

  • Apple Patents Remote ‘Kill Switch’ for iPhone Cameras

    08/15/2016 11:56:55 AM PDT · 21 of 39
    RainMan to Tau Food

    Actually, I think this is pretty cool, because the real way to monetize this technology is to sell it to the public. Once that happens, in very short order, you would effectively kill the use of the phone as a camera, except for in the instances where someone actually WANTS their picture taken. I would actually like to have a jammer that prevents someone from taking a picture of my property 24/7, and putting one on a car would effectively kill the traffic camera industry (red light cameras and photo speed traps). If anything, I see the govt making this tech illegal.

  • Greatest/Comedian/Actor in our History

    08/08/2016 4:44:20 PM PDT · 239 of 408
    RainMan to MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

    Blown away that it took until post 171 for someone to say Robin Williams as number 1. I have seen pretty much everyone else who was listed as tops, but nobody, and I mean nobody, could do it all the way Robin could. Slapstick, impressions, character acting, improv ... and all at lightening speed. Anyone can be funny if they have a funny script, but Robin could do it on the fly. Did you ever see him describe Golf? ROTFLOL and wetting my pants. (

  • The Simpsons mock Donald Trump and endorse Hillary Clinton

    08/01/2016 2:15:47 PM PDT · 29 of 32
    RainMan to Sarah Barracuda

    Y’all are missing the more obvious theme. They are telling women to threaten their relationship with men to get them to vote for Hillary. “And that is how I became a Democrat”. What they don’t realize is that men can play that game as well, if not better than most women.

  • U.S.House of Representatives

    07/31/2016 9:02:07 AM PDT · 3 of 5
    RainMan to yoe

    Your link is to an email

  • BREAKING: WikiLeaks releases hacked audio recordings of Democratic National Committee voicemails

    07/27/2016 7:07:17 PM PDT · 261 of 459
    RainMan to Hojczyk
    There is a term called "air-gap" which, although not completely foolproof, does greatly reduce your susceptibility to being hacked. In short, important stuff is on computers that are not connected to other computers, ever. No email, no USBs ... nuttin honey!

    However, since this is email that was hacked, there would not have been a way to lock this near completely, unless they invoked some heavy duty IRM (Information Rights Management). Even then, someone can snap a picture of their screen with a camera. IRM is a major pain in the backside to users however, because it seriously limits the ability to collaborate.

    What was that old saying about willingness to sacrifice freedom for security ... you end up with neither ... well ... welcome to the internet.
  • CNN Drew More Viewers Than Fox News During RNC; FNC Most-Watched Cabler for the week

    07/26/2016 2:29:00 PM PDT · 32 of 37
    RainMan to loveliberty2

    Exactly ... every time I tuned into Fox there were talking heads talking over the speeches. I don’t want to be told what was said, I want to hear it for myself. If a speech is so bloody boring that I tune out ... well, that is my decision, but I don’t want the networks deciding what I do and do not get to listen to.

  • Does the Tour de France Need a Financial Fix?

    07/26/2016 2:23:35 PM PDT · 20 of 25
    RainMan to discostu
    Your logic is absurd at best. By your own definition, no business can make money because it is dependent on customers, ergo, only the Fed can make money by running a printing press. Money is simply a standard for trade. Yes, you always have to have trade partners, and you make money on the transactions. The point I thought you were making was not how to transact business, but rather how do you as an individual make money (and I assumed you meant real money, not just a paycheck)

    I think I can actually give you a better point-of-view to your original post. Rather than say "make somebody else money", or "be hard to replace", change it to 1 simple statement: Be willing to take risks.

    The more risk you take, whether it be starting your own business, or working on commission, the more potential money you will make. When you take a risk however, there is also the chance you will crash and burn. If you want safety and security, work for someone else and accept whatever they pay you, but if you want more ... take a risk.

    To everyone else here, I apologize for the rabbit hole this conversation went down ...
  • Does the Tour de France Need a Financial Fix?

    07/26/2016 12:06:25 PM PDT · 18 of 25
    RainMan to discostu

    Hmm, so I buy properties at foreclosure, repair them, and sell them. I may hire some vendors, but the vendors cannot hire or fire me. When I buy the property, that is a raw material, and in most cases, the bank is not making money off me ... they are at foreclosure for a reason. There may be a couple of charges for processing the transaction, but they are trivial for the most part. When flipping the property, I determine what I am going to do, where I will buy my materials, who I will use as contractors, if any, and negotiate the prices. When I sell the property, I may pay a real estate commission, but again, I can hire and fire my agent, chose the escrow company, etc. Nobody is profiting more off my deal than I am, and they only profit off of my deal if I allow them to. Nobody has the ability to “replace” me. Period. However, I can replace them. Once I buy the property, it is mine to do with as I see fit. I am not beholden to making money for anyone other than myself.

  • World's largest sawdust dump is on fire 'and will burn for years'

    07/26/2016 10:02:00 AM PDT · 55 of 62
    RainMan to 1Old Pro

    Wood Pellets are good, so is MDF. You would think both would be welcome in an area like this. MDF is considerably less expensive to create than plywood, which means they could build better houses for less money. They could give wood pellets to the residents for free and still not consume all the sawdust, however just charging the cost of manufacturing would be a win win. Too bad there are not any capitalists there.

  • Does the Tour de France Need a Financial Fix?

    07/26/2016 8:12:55 AM PDT · 8 of 25
    RainMan to discostu
    You forgot the 3rd way ... work for yourself.

    With your two methods, there are no guarantees to making money for yourself, and I am proof of that. Many times in my life I have made millions for my employers, to the point where they did not need any other salesmen for the next couple of years (the backlog of business was that great), only to be laid off shortly thereafter so that they would not have to pay me my commissions. After the last time that happened, I vowed never again ... and now I am working on building my own fortune.
  • admitting Trump surge in polls, using for fundraising.

    07/25/2016 4:51:01 PM PDT · 18 of 22
    RainMan to West Texas Chuck

    I have taken to going to the Facebook page for Hillary and finding out which of my “friends” are supporting her, then calling them out on it via text message, and making them try to defend her.

  • admitting Trump surge in polls, using for fundraising.

    07/25/2016 4:04:08 PM PDT · 1 of 22
  • Va. Supreme Court overturns felons’ rights restoration

    07/22/2016 4:44:51 PM PDT · 60 of 82
    RainMan to JusPasenThru

    Come to the dark side ... we have cookies.

  • Migrants to be trained as German pool lifeguards to reduce escalating sex attacks..

    07/22/2016 2:55:34 PM PDT · 27 of 44
    RainMan to PROCON

    Holy numbskull batman !!! So many many issues. 1. Will they actually save a drowning infidel? (male or female) 2. Will they hack off everyone’s heads because boys and girls are swimming in the same pool? 3. Will they kill the girls for indecent exposure? 4. Will they rape the girls for dressing like whores? The stupidity level of the left is so far off the charts I cannot fathom how they remember to breath.

  • A curveball in Trump’s Veep search: He’s seriously considering a retired general

    07/09/2016 1:48:21 PM PDT · 169 of 331
    RainMan to LS

    See post 157, there were a lot more than 4 Generals who became President. The most recent notably was Ike, who was a Republican. Quite frankly, Jackson, although a Dem, was probably the most conservative President (in the current definition) this country ever had. He was the only one to ever completely pay off the national debt, he gave the banks hell and cut their power over government, he also did not put up with crap from the terrorists of his day (Indians).

  • It's 1968 All Over Again

    07/08/2016 9:28:03 AM PDT · 63 of 94
    RainMan to Buckeye McFrog

    Same here. I remember one time my parents were talking to my siblings and I to let us know that another civil war might be about to start, and cautioning us to be careful of what we said and to whom.

  • County Takes Michigan Woman's Property Over $7 Late Fee

    06/29/2016 11:43:01 AM PDT · 31 of 37
    RainMan to Made In The USA
    RE: your proposal: Taxes would take over 100 years to get to that level in most places. Your property tax bill for the year is usually (depending on what levies have been approved by voters) less than 1% of the value of the property.

    Note, she did not pay her taxes in 2014 and 2015 either. In most jurisdictions that I am aware of, taxes are collected 2x/year (half each time). Had she made any of her 4 next payments, the oldest balance would have been paid off and the delinquency moved forward.

    This also seems to indicate that she had not paid Federal Income Taxes for several years. People get tax notices in the mail for 2 purposes universally. 1, to notify you of any change in the valuation of your property as well as an update of the mill rate for the new year. 2, a record of taxes paid so that you can itemize them for your Federal Income taxes.

    I have a level of sympathy for her because of my general resentment towards government and taxes, however she has no leg to stand on. In short, she chose to stop paying taxes, and when she finally got around to trying to sell her property, suddenly found out that her cost avoidance strategy backfired.
  • Global temperatures are heading downward, and fast

    06/22/2016 11:57:48 AM PDT · 68 of 68
    RainMan to bert

    LOL ... low on the list of worries ... and not sure how it relates to Global Warming either. I am significantly more concerned with the Juan de Fuca fault blowing a gasket.
    See #17

  • Global temperatures are heading downward, and fast

    06/21/2016 12:14:23 PM PDT · 29 of 68
    RainMan to shotgun

    Today is the first day of summer. I am sitting in my office here outside Seattle with a fleece sweater on and my hands are still freezing. Who do I sue about this global warming b.s.

  • Large-scale motion detected near San Andreas Fault System

    06/21/2016 10:47:55 AM PDT · 17 of 35
    RainMan to NormsRevenge

    Well, thanks for ruining MY day! Many predictions that when JdF goes, it could very well be the biggest earthquake in recorded history, since it is a subduction fault. Unlike faults like San Andreas, which are slip/slide, this means that it will literally have to lift up a mountain range (the Olympic Peninsula in WA) and probably an island (Vancouver Island) a centimeter or so when it pops. That’s heavy lifting and a whole lot of shakin going on!

  • Why a socialist can't be a superhero and vice versa

    06/17/2016 8:29:41 AM PDT · 14 of 19
    RainMan to stormhill

    More importantly, their belief in science usually involves them having access to “science” that others do not, which means privately funded science. Wayne Enterprises (Batman) and Stark Industries (Iron Man) were both (fictitious) highly successful development firms that were publicly traded, with huge government contracts to “hide” their secret projects. Lets see, we also have Reed Richards (Mr Fantastic / Fantastic 4) following a similar path, but he did not own the company. Professor Xavier also followed the capitalist approach to building a fortune. I could go on, but I have to get back to work .. cause I am a capitalist.

  • Where have all the Tommys gone?

    06/17/2016 8:01:29 AM PDT · 66 of 112
    RainMan to niteowl77

    My dad was the BAR man in his unit. Told me that he got the job because he was the only one that could lug the damned thing around.

  • Vanity: Trump Tweet to ban people on no-fly list from buying guns

    06/15/2016 10:46:29 AM PDT · 74 of 92
    RainMan to VRWCmember

    He is meeting with the NRA to talk about one of Obama’s policies, not that he would invoke it as his own. You are not reading the tweet correctly.

  • Trump's post-Orlando message falls flat with Republican establishment

    06/14/2016 9:15:57 AM PDT · 15 of 48
    RainMan to detective
    "It's a missed opportunity to present a different image," said Peter Feaver, a top National Security Council aide in the George W. Bush White House. "He has doubled down on policies I oppose and that aren't going to solve the problem."

    The establishment is quick to say that the policy is not going to solve the problem, but they don't say why it will not solve the problem. Yet prima facie (correct until proved otherwise) common sense is that if the terrorists are not IN the country they cannot commit terror attacks IN the country.

    06/06/2016 6:47:18 PM PDT · 22 of 74
    RainMan to aft_lizard

    I had the same thoughts, but ... how can you put on the face of someone who is not dead? (They have to be removed). However, this theory could be full of holes, because I seem to remember Jaqen having Arya’s face when he blinded her.

  • Will Joe Biden be the Democrats’ next Frank Lautenberg?

    05/31/2016 2:34:21 PM PDT · 41 of 50
    RainMan to Popman

    We used to think the same think about Harry Reid. Before he controlled the Senate, he was a go along to get along Senator that never really did anything, so we were not worried about him.

  • The giant ball that could save your life in a catastrophe: The Survival Capsule...

    05/24/2016 2:09:55 PM PDT · 50 of 51
    RainMan to Orbiter

    I was thinking the same thing ... and it would not even take malice to want emergency egress capabilities. Here in the PNW we have volcanos that can level a forest in seconds. Assuming I had time to get in one, how do I get out if a 50 ton Cedar is laying in front of the door?

  • White House Declares May 23-27 'Extreme Heat Week'

    05/24/2016 11:18:42 AM PDT · 31 of 55
    RainMan to PROCON

    THANK GOD !! I have been freezing my ass off the last few weeks here in Seattle. I have to wear my insulated leather jacket when I take the dog for a walk in the evenings. Glad to know that Obama is on it and about to deliver warmer weather ... oh, that’s not what this is? Crap.

  • New Overtime Rule Causes Triple Damage to Economy

    05/19/2016 7:13:06 AM PDT · 31 of 68
    RainMan to TomGuy

    And if you are salaried ... what is the problem with having your hours reduced?

  • New Overtime Rule Causes Triple Damage to Economy

    05/19/2016 7:09:25 AM PDT · 28 of 68
    RainMan to Fai Mao
    A lot of people here will criticize anything that Obama or the Dems do, but as the old saying goes, even a broken clock is right twice a day. In the case of this rule, it is actually a good thing.

    Example 1: The company that I work for would routinely hire kids out of college at near poverty wages and demand at least 95% chargeability of time to clients. You were required to be in the office from 8-5 every day, but if you were not on a chargeable engagement, then when you DID get one, you had to work a ton of overtime to get up to the number of chargeable hours required. This rule would kill that practice, which means either the rule about having to be at work 8-5 regardless would get dropped, or the % chargeability rule would get dropped. Either way, the employee will benefit.

    Example 2: My daughter went to work for Enterprise Rent-a-car, and they hire kids to be "Management Trainee's" and give them a low salary, but then schedule them for a minimum of 51 hours/week. This 50+ hour work week schedule is the expectation ad infinitum. She left after 3 years, and never worked a 40 hour week, nor had her fiancé who also used to work there.

    The fact of the matter is, salary should not mean that you have become an indentured servant. Work-life balance is important, and putting rules in place to prevent companies from abusing their staff by making them salaried just so that they can overwork them is a good thing.
  • Orienteering: Finding True North

    05/16/2016 11:46:12 AM PDT · 11 of 38
    RainMan to fision

    Unless you are in Western WA, in which case if grows on all sides of a tree

  • Seattle U Students Occupy Office, Demand School To 'Decentralize Whiteness'

    05/13/2016 12:50:04 PM PDT · 80 of 89
    RainMan to Steely Tom

    Yeah ... but one of their demands is that the guys are gay!

  • Kasich heading back to Ohio, cancelling events in WA

    05/04/2016 11:01:28 AM PDT · 112 of 118
    RainMan to Resettozero
    Were you thinking ol Fred Thompson? I supported him when he ran. Unfortunatly, Fred is dead (Nov 1, 2015)

    and ... I thought you were referring to Marco because Marco is a future former Senator, since he is not running for reelection. I am amazed that Marco still has fanboys here on FR (not you, but in other comments that I read in this thread). With all the shrill against Ted ... Marco is 1000x worse than Ted, and there is nothing about him that is conservative.
  • Kasich heading back to Ohio, cancelling events in WA

    05/04/2016 8:41:02 AM PDT · 31 of 118
    RainMan to Resettozero

    Not sure who you are referring to but if you mean Rubio, then that would be an unmitigated disaster. I will never vote for “Gang of 8” Rubio.

  • Minimum wage causing major (Job) loss (California)

    05/02/2016 8:18:27 AM PDT · 16 of 20
    RainMan to mbynack

    I got my MBA 2 years ago, and as part of our graduation project, my team created a startup called OmniAir, which did exactly that. The technology is extremely close to being market ready.

  • Former McDonalds CEO Warns Minimum Wage "Will Wipe Out 1000s Of Jobs"

    04/29/2016 12:56:16 PM PDT · 36 of 48
    RainMan to HamiltonJay

    I take it you are not a businessman then. There is the cost of your initial investment, and then there are annual returns on that investment. The value of the initial investment does not go away, and may in fact increase over time (ie, when you go to sell the franchise). Therefore, investing 1-2MM, gaining a $150K/year cash flow, and downstream recouping your 1-2MM when you sell is actually better than most business owners do.

  • Official: Treasury Removes Andrew Jackson From $20 Bill, Will Replace Him With Harriet Tubman

    04/20/2016 1:47:03 PM PDT · 84 of 131
    RainMan to Dilbert San Diego

    Jackson was a D back when being a D did not mean leftist whacko. Quite possibly the most conservative president ever ... the only one to ever completely retire the US Debt during his tenure.

  • Dish Network revenue misses on pay-TV subscriber losses

    04/20/2016 7:09:02 AM PDT · 19 of 28
    RainMan to george76

    That’s interesting ... Charlie Ergen used to be a Republican. When did he switch?

  • Physicist Howard Hayden's one-letter disproof of global warming claims [pre-Climategate]

    04/19/2016 12:16:59 PM PDT · 56 of 56
    RainMan to sionnsar

    I was just pining this for future reference ... and I saw who originally posted it. Sionnsar, you are missed my friend ...

  • Ted Cruz continues work to lock down Washington State.

    04/18/2016 4:34:15 PM PDT · 36 of 143
    RainMan to cba123
    This is not a Cruz scam, this is a State GOP scam. I have been a delegate to the WA GOP convention 2x, but not this year.

    What they did this year was have caucuses in Feb, but the only thing that happened at the caucus was that delegates to LD and County conventions were chosen. I was in a joint caucus location, and between about 15 precincts, I think we had a total of about 30 attendees. I ended up PCO for my precinct.

    Where it gets fun is a few weeks later ... I am looking at the calendar one day thinking, gee, wasn't one of the conventions coming up soon ... and sure enough, the LD convention was the next day ... but I had not gotten a single email or snail mail on it. So, I went to the GOP site, and found out I could still go, but if I wanted to be a delegate to state, I had to submit my application for it 48 hours before the convention, and this was about 1 day before the convention, so ... I would not be a delegate.

    Without the chance to get on the ballot, I skipped it. Now the fun is ... the LD convention has happened, as has the county convention, and all the delegates to state are already chosen ... but the election has not happened yet. It turns out WA has changed to a Primary, so the actual election will be in May ... but the delegates will be chosen before the Primary. Cruz did not do this, the State party did because they wanted to squeeze out the voters from the delegate selection process.
  • [Recent] Earthquakes across the world... could herald new MEGA quake, warns top scientist

    04/17/2016 6:54:58 PM PDT · 42 of 47
    RainMan to 21twelve; holyscroller

    Freeper “Holyscroller” has written 3 books on Mt Rainier.

  • BREAKING=> Cruz Supporters Stage Coup – Try to Dump Phyllis Schlafly After Trump EndorsementBREAKING

    04/12/2016 8:54:52 PM PDT · 864 of 913
    RainMan to AndyJackson
    This is the best report I have on the meeting.

    The Board of Eagle Forum, a 501(c)(4) corporation, held a Board meeting in accordance with and pursuant to the Eagle Forum By-Laws and Illinois State Law at 2 pm CDT on April 11, 2016.

    Pursuant to the By-Laws, Eagle Forum First Vice President, Eunie Smith, presided over the meeting. Eagle Forum Founder, Mrs. Phyllis Schlafly, the Chairman of the Board, was present during the entire meeting, including expressing herself on all seven votes.

    If all this is true, then 1) it does not sound as if it was a "special" meeting. 2) Later in the same article, it does say that Ed Martin was removed as President (which is legal ... the clause you reference only applies to directors, not officers). 3) It says nothing about Schlafly being removed, but it could be that it was discussed and the formal 20 day notice was given at the meeting.
  • BREAKING=> Cruz Supporters Stage Coup – Try to Dump Phyllis Schlafly After Trump EndorsementBREAKING

    04/12/2016 7:31:40 AM PDT · 300 of 913
    RainMan to AndyJackson

    Andy ...

    We meet again, and again you are spouting nonsense that you know nothing about.

    If a Board has a quorum, then they can meet whether the President is there or not. It is the role of the Board to hire and FIRE the executives of the organization, and if the board determines that the status of the executive is on the table, they are fully in their rights to exclude them so they can discuss the situation. To say that no notice meetings are virtually never legal is a complete fallacy. Boards do have regularly scheduled meetings, but every Board has the right to an emergency session. Meeting to discuss removing the President would constitute an emergency session.

  • Sanders' Proposal Sets a Dangerous Precedent

    04/08/2016 2:47:07 PM PDT · 68 of 76
    RainMan to AndyJackson
    Wow, such hate over an academic subject. What is your screen name on DU?

    OK, so let me break this down for you in a simple example that hopefully you can understand (which is also the same example my prof used in my MBA program ... not something I got from Google). I will focus on your requirement that free markets have information symmetry.

    Most people would consider the stock market to be the ultimate example of a free market. Prices change minute by minute. So ... lets say that I am a buyer, and you are a seller. You want to sell the stock because you have "information" that tells you that the stock is not worth holding onto any longer. This information could be from a service you subscribe to, or a tip from your stockbroker, or maybe you tried to buy the product and had a bad experience, or maybe it is just a hunch. Regardless, this is YOUR information.

    I on the other hand, have my information. Mine also could have come from a service I subscribe to, or a tip from my stockbroker, or maybe you I to buy the product and had a fantastic experience, or maybe it is just a hunch. Regardless, this is MY information.

    In the end, our willingness to do a transaction right now, and this price, is based not on Information Symmetry, but completely on Information Asymmetry. In fact, if we had information symmetry, there is a good chance that you would no longer be willing to sell, or I may no longer be willing to buy. Information symmetry would also say that this stock would not change in price until some piece of information changed, which could be days, weeks, months. We all know stocks are more volatile than information about them. This is why Information Symmetry is not only NOT a requirement for a Free Market, it is antithetical to a Free Market.

    My final note to you is ... calm down dude. You are taking criticism way too seriously, and way too personally. I was simply trying to clear up a misconception that you were communicating before others took it as fact. You were wrong, and calling me names is not going to change the fact that you used the wrong term in the wrong context. I am not trying to cause permanent injury to your psyche here so chill out. I see that you have been a member almost as long as I have ... so you know that there are a lot of more important things being discussed on FR to get your panties in a wad over than the definition of Free Market. If you want, we can agree to disagree, but stop acting like getting called out is the worst thing that ever happened to you.
  • Sanders' Proposal Sets a Dangerous Precedent

    04/07/2016 1:26:27 PM PDT · 51 of 76
    RainMan to AndyJackson
    First sign that you won an argument is getting called names, so thank you for the concession.

    I have an MBA and minor in Econ, and you gave a definition of a free market that is patently false. What you gave was a quick definition of a Perfect Market, which is also an Economics term. It was you that was playing off the ignorance of others.