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Old 09-20-2013, 03:19 PM   #76
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I'm not quoting him for any sort of fact or truth, just saying it reminded me of a particular passage in something he wrote.
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Old 09-20-2013, 03:34 PM   #77
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Thatcher sums up the "socialist" solution to income inequality

Margaret Thatcher on Socialism - YouTube
Just Thatcher taking a rather stupid and simplistic view of things. If the income gap gets too wide, with the rich getting richer, the value of what the poor have drops. Her claim of everyone's income increasing was disingenuous at best as the rich outpaced the poor in their increase. The poor got less for their money.

Anyway I have little kind things to say about Thatcher. What does it matter also if Mr Brand was in primary school when she was in power? Should we discount your opinion as you were not even in the same country as her? Seems a trifle daft.

Anyway for the record I'm an avowed Socialist, probably more to the anarcho-socialist side of things to.
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Old 09-20-2013, 03:36 PM   #78
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Wow, really? We're quoting comedians who were in elementary school when Thatcher was in office?
Well, he did grow up in the UK and knows more about the effects of Thatcher than the average American.

And he may be a comedian, but that doesn't mean he has nothing intelligent to say.
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Old 09-20-2013, 04:31 PM   #79
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It doesn't matter what "-ism" we adopt, the fact of the matter is that technology combined with Big Business control of government is leading us all to a point where we better decide - and quickly - how we can best provide for everyone's basic needs - which includes adequate health care, food, housing, and security.

These are God given rights, not privileges. They are tied in the founding principles of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness...
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Old 09-20-2013, 04:47 PM   #80
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Maybe this is the solution...

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For every video he watches, Angle gets 0.00004 bitcoins, or about half a cent, thanks to a service, called BitcoinGet, that shamelessly drives artificial traffic to certain online clips. He can watch up to 12 videos a day, which gets him to about six cents.* And he can beef up this daily take with Bitcoin Tapper, a mobile app that doles out about 0.000133 bitcoins a day — a couple of pennies — if he just taps on a digital icon over and over again. Like the YouTube service, this app isn’t exactly the height of internet sophistication — it seeks to capture your attention so it can show you ads — but for Angle, it’s a good way to keep himself fed.
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I need to stop using 'anyway'.
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Old 09-20-2013, 06:08 PM   #82
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No job is safe from anything. Many articles about job hunting and career growth point out that no employee can just be one who simply comes in and does his job. Innovation is now the key to succeeding, so the company can continue to improve. So, the bar has been raised on what makes an employee, even a potential one, stand out.
I thought of your post today when I came across the following article. Innovation and creativity will probably be the "currency" of the future...

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A life, lived free of obligation leads to creation. Stagnation is a perspective that blinds the imagination. Value, should not be measured from the sweat off of our backs or calluses on our keyed fingers. We are no longer the gears of the system. If there were an accurate measurement for the value of a human life, I would weigh the ‘Condensation of Imagination’.
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Thatcher sums up the "socialist" solution to income inequality

Margaret Thatcher on Socialism - YouTube
Thatcher is one of the last people you'd go to for a correct definition of socialism.

I don't understand why some people almost seem to refuse to accept the correct definition, which is something that is very widely prevalent amongst conservatives? And to a slightly lesser extent, liberals.
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Thatcher is one of the last people you'd go to for a correct definition of socialism.

I don't understand why some people almost seem to refuse to accept the correct definition, which is something that is very widely prevalent amongst conservatives? And to a slightly lesser extent, liberals.
The "correct" definition exists in a textbook. What is put into practice is something much different.
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The "correct" definition exists in a textbook. What is put into practice is something much different.
But textbooks are known for being biased. What about those complaints of history textbooks leaving out events?

The best source would be "The Communist Manifesto" rather than something a school district put together.
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The "correct" definition exists in a textbook. What is put into practice is something much different.
If 'in practice' is 'much different' to the definition then perhaps it has no real relation to it. On many occasions regimes have stood behind an ideology whilst acting on the complete opposite.

The correct definition is the only valid definition that needs to be referred to, not what anyone might think was put into practice.
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