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Craig Read

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  1. To quote Michael Douglas, Greed is good. It works. It is certainly not immoral. What is immoral is self satisfied rights expectations and whimsical victim fantasies. KK good post on the inferiority of socialist nations on crime and other stats in total in relationship to population vs. the US. Libs hate facts, they prefer crying, shouting or telling you that they are right and that's that. Libs should read about how economies work - you can't regulate, control or monitor human behaviour in the marketplace. Price points, supply, demand attributes and creative destruction are too complex
  2. Canadance - or Franada for Quebecers - formerly 'Canada' was not mentioned by Bush in his election speech / state of the union address. Good for Bush. Poland, Ukraine and El Salvador were cited. But not the daring, courageous and morally pristine Canadancers. source; Peter Robinson, former White House speech writer. Will King Paul II of Canadance bow to reality and repair our foreign and military policies ? Will he defeat anti-Americanism in our media, political elite and educational systems? Or will he say that the above while important are secondary to health care ? Or does it
  3. Morgan, makes mournful reading doesn't it. Rather sad, that a state owned broadcaster has to lie and invent stories to satiate its bias. Truly mediocre. In a world of channels, broadband, satellite and digital convergence and information, a state owned mouthpiece is a legacy of the Nazi era. Maybe the Mansbridgeans as Steyn calls the CBC, will start to organise marching bands and anti-jewish documentaries [well okay, so they already do #2]. Here is a speech from Cdn Jewish/Business leader I. Asper Nov 10 2002. He states: He got the suspects right that is for sure. and; Good points
  4. King Paul II follows polls. His handlers and spin experts will never let him implement any far reaching reforms - why should they ? They are pigs at the trough and have nothing to gain through reforms except the spectre of losing votes. Without checks and balances Canada's federal system is easily hijacked and deranged. The party in power will never institute far reaching reforms in such a country. Canadance needs much economic reform and lower taxes to compete and to refocus social services from universality to competitive need. Consumer oriented reforms are the only means to achieve
  5. Look it, you can believe out of date suveys or the real world. The Unempl. rate is falling - hello - this means jobs are being created on the order of about 100.000+ on average per month. This will accelerate in 2004 to 150.000 on average per month. Since 2001 2 million net jobs have been created. Household surveys by the Bureau of Labor confirm the numbers. These are not payroll surveys which miss new company and self employed job creations. you can reference www.bls.gov/newsreleases/pdf or http://www.heritage.org/Research/Taxes/wm363.cfm From Brian S. Wesbury, the #1 ranked U.S. econ
  6. I lived in Holland 7 years in downtown Amsterdam. Their immigration and multi-cultural policies are failures. Whole areas exist in Rotterdam and Amsterdam where little dutch is spoken and alienation is rife. Most crime is Muslim based, with the exception of the mafia that controls prostitution and drugs. Social services are inundated with poor immigrant support and the unemployment amongst the minorities were in the 30 % + range when i was there. Many immigrants in Holland from the Near East do not feel dutch, do not speak it that much, and due to lack of cultural/educational/linguistic i
  7. Yes NAFTA is a failure. Canadance's economy has only doubled since 1988 and CUFTA. Good argument lefties. As for politics and economics Canadance should quickly re read some history. Trade and Alliance patterns are important and allies reward each other with preferences. Politics is not inferior to economics, in fact just the opposite is true. In Bush's speech Canadance was not mentioned. I doubt that anyone in Wash. has time for a bunch of moaners and whiners from Canadance, mouthing their rhetoric and UNO support. The reconstruction of military, alliance and foreign policy initiati
  8. Sure homicide rates are higher in the States vs. Canada. But petty crime rates are higher in Canada. Homicide rates in major US cities are declining - in Canada they are rising. Outside of homicides - which have many causes from urban congestion, race issues, gun ubiquity, to self defense, the US experiences less crime than Canada. [economist world in figures 2003]. Economically the US on a per capita, per income, and standard of living basis is 12 -15 years ahead of Canada. I posted on some other posts numerous studies to support this. CCLS - a Canadian think tank - states that Canada i
  9. Morg, i read this ed piece and his book Mexifornia. Hanson is actually a prof at Cal state - very smart guy. So I am loathe to disagree with him, but he misses some key points. While i agree that laws must be enforced, the existing situation calls for some form of amnesty. So Bush's plan is good as far as it goes, but it does not address the FUTURE maintenance of the legal regime to limit immigration - this is its main flaw - not the granting of amnesty to people to move them into the real economy. 1. 8 million illegal workers now exist in the US - you can't deport 8 million people it is
  10. RTR - i agree - of course jobs are being created the unemployment rate is falling and is at its lowest level in years. 9 million US worknig age people are out of work - out of a total working population of about 200 million. This is not too bad - the natural unempl. rate is usually around 4 % - full employment is difficult to achieve for reasons of economic cycles, regional disparities and capital flows. The media does Bush no favor by not quoting the real numbers.
  11. Morgan, there is another thread on the Amnesty question re Immigration. I will reply to you on that thread on those issues. Re the SN address - Bush hit the high themes that will sweep him to victory. It appears that the Dumbo's have figured out that 1. Dean IS an idiot. 2. Clarke is a coward who can't fight wars and knows nothing of economics and 3. It is NOT the economy stupid. Bush hit the major themes well, and if he stays on message will easily win reelection.
  12. Any time you hear a conspiracy theory - it is wrong. Little Jewish gnomes with green shaded hats don't control the world, or the Fed Reserve Board, the Free Masons are not behind every war and conflict and and no the US did not go to Mars to detract attention from Iraq. Good grief. As if going to Mars is like driving to Buffalo for the weekend. Govts are extremely complicated and it is facile and naive to suppose that conspiracists abound able to manipuluate huge depts, large egos, and budgets and thousands of people. Mars was is a project in train for over 5 years - Nasa needed some succ
  13. That a boy Pell. Your question addresses 1. Economic liberalism and 2. Social Conservatism and philosophy. #1 is contract based and the various complexities of supply and demand which the state nor any central body cannot possibly understand, let alone regulate, operating in a world of solid laws, contracts, right protections and institutional governance structures is the only way to allow society to develop. Otherwise we can return to feudalism. #2 is premised on different ideals other than individual economic freedom and contractual obligations. Family, social construction, morality,
  14. Jobs jobs jobs. 'Jobless recovery' says the Media. Hooey. Over 2 million jobs have been created in the past 2 years. But in their rush to aid the Dumbocruds the US media will keep telling you that jobs are a disaster. Oh really ? Let's look at the facts. 1. The Media is using the out of date and irrelevant Payroll surveys of jobs - which does not capture new, growing or very small firms which create jobs. Household surveys show that 2.4 million jobs have been created in 2 years, the Payroll surveys shows a flat or slightly declining market. Not counting, small, new or single propri
  15. What many libs and tearful socialists don't quite get, is that economics does not trump politics [as Marxian theory stipulates]. In fact it is the opposite. The Aussies are now being given preferential treatment in Natural Gas contracts with the US. The reason is obvious. I wonder if King Paul II of Canadance will rectify our massive political and foreign policy problems that will affect our trade and economic relationship with the US. Then again we can always 'diversify' our trade with France. Currently according to http://www.gov.nf.ca/Budget2000/economy/im...by%20Canada.JPG Canada
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