Barnabas: That’s right, we did all of that and we will continue to do the same. We have the media, the schools and even the support of corporate American and you have one boorish orange billionaire. You should have stuck with the conservative strategy of going along to get along because you are going to pay dearly for trying to fight back. We will silence you. We will drive you out of your jobs and bloody you in the streets and diversify your safe suburbs. You will wish you had never pulled this...
Lucklucky: Use of .22s by the Israeli police was drowned out when it was found to be much more lethal than what was thought.
Simon Degree: “The Israeli tactic of hitting a riot leader in the lungs with a .22 is unlikely to be legal” Of course it’s legal.
DJohn1: After the discovery that ulcers are caused by bacteria, I’m prepared to give any left field idea a respectful airing. The old chestnuts are not always properly cracked. Mangan’s political insights were interesting before he shuttered his blog.
DJohn1: “What we most have to fear—as was true of Brexit—is not therefore Armageddon, but something more prosaic: an attempt to reverse certain aspects of globalization, followed by disappointment when the snake oil does not really cure the patient’s ills…” Populism does not work? By Ferguson’s own admission, the foreign-born American population dropped from 14.7% in 1890 to 5% in the 1910-1970 period, and is back up to 13% as of 2014. So populism did not work 1910-’70? The...
Wan Wei Lin: If the Democrats/Liberals keep this up for 4 years, Good Americans using Constitutional patience will have their revenge at the ballot box.
A Boy and His Dog: The Israeli tactic of hitting a riot leader in the lungs with a .22 is unlikely to be legal, but the police really do need a medium-distance stun weapon to neutralize anyone wearing head-to-toe black before they start burning things. Either that or hit them with indelible paint in exposed areas so they’re easy to pick out later.
Alrenous: The best part is DC voted something like 93% Hillary, so those smashed windows are almost certainly democrat windows. I do hope they continue long enough to get the report of the ‘demonstrator̵ 7; saying, “hehe we’re smashing shops…oh wait that’s my shop.”
David Foster: Sam J…”I notice a problem in “If there were a company making super-charged monopoly profits, bankers would naturally invest in a competitor.” No they just buy the company and continue to stick the public.” But it doesn’t really work that way. The people who own the company that is making ‘supercharge profits’ KNOW that they are making supercharged profits, and this knowledge will be reflected in the stock price or the private market value of the company.
Steve Johnson: “As Roosevelt put it to Congress when announcing a far-reaching assault on monopolies in 1938: “The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than their democratic state itself. That, in its essence, is fascism.”” Ha! So everything for the state, nothing outside the state is how to oppose fascism – got it.