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#1 Posted by ninjalegend (562 posts) -

Yes. I have a Wii U so I guess I could play Zelda on that. On the other hand they announced From as a developer. Dark Souls on the go? Sold.

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@dafdiego777 said:

@ninjalegend: And? Austerity hasn't worked in Europe (the IMF, who pushed for it in Greece, has admitted as much). Having the worlds strongest military tends to open up and protect trade routes around the world, and transfer payments like social security and medicare keep the poorest and neediest somewhere above the mass starving in the streets level.

Also, writing in CAPITAL LETTERS doesn't make your point come across any stronger, and just makes you look like you finished a freshman intro to econ class. I'm a financially literate adult thanks.

Personal attacks? Well, I suppose everyone handles things differently. I was hoping to have a conversation as to why you think this GDP ratio is ok or sustainable. A conversation about the devaluing of the American dollar as a result. I find peoples opinions on this enjoyable even when I disagree. There are so many lies and miss directions in today's climate pushing political agendas. I like to examine them verses the cold hard facts and the history of economics particularly in the US.

From: A freshman that has just finished an intro into economics class.

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#3 Posted by ninjalegend (562 posts) -

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First we need economic stability. We have a TWENTY TRILLION dollar dept. We need economic growth post haste. If we continue down this path we will implode and the economic shock wave will be felt the world over. For economic growth, you need small government. The world at large should be rooting for the US to adopt more libertarian policies so they don't have to deal with the inevitable fall out as our country eats itself.

This just simply isn't true. 20 Trillions sounds like a lot, but our debt to gdp ratio is ok (maybe slightly higher than most economist would like but much healthier than other countries). US Treasury bond rates remain at an all-time low, so the annual cost of the debt (which is the most important part) is relatively low. Strangely enough, the Debt to GDP ratio was at an all time high following WWII, which lead to the post WWII boom.

The debt has doubled in less than 10 years(not all Obama's fault). That is not a sign of economic stability. A desperate stimulus package in 2009 supposed to jump start the economy, but failed. That is not a sign of a stable economy. Signing a bill in panic mode to raise the debt ceiling? Defiantly not a sign of economic stability. Debt to GDP ratio is bad now. Over 100 percent is BAD. We need radical change. Trumps plan has it doubling again in 2024 so that is no good either.

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#4 Posted by ninjalegend (562 posts) -

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A few things there. I find libertarianism to be quite stupid to be honest. It's a nice thought, but it just doesn't work in practice. People want the government to stay out of their lives until they actually need them. Like when you need the fire department, the police (not the band), an ambulance or whatever. And let's not forget that libertarianism is the most naive of all political views. For it to work, one would have to assume people are good. And if we take a look at the world today, we can pretty clearly state that they arent. As for how sustainable socialism is, look to my homeland of Norway. Or Denmark, or the Netherlands, or Germany. All of these countries have better education, better life expectancy, fewer people incarcerated, less crime, better health care etc. You guys in the US should give socialism a real shot.

Edit: This Thomas Paine quote is probably the best way of summarizing government.

"Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one"

You are missing the elephant in the room. We have very different forms of government. "Give me your poor, tired, your huddled masses." Opening your borders proper, not erecting that fence on the arctic border post, and making immigration a lot easier like it is here would put us on a more equal footing. Do that and your beautiful social system would implode in short notice. It still may as it looks like you may have an immigration issue brewing right now that may cause a need for some changes in it. Unless of course you go full Donald Trump. See how this dump of people coming in affects the Scandinavian countries policies in the next few decades. The amount coming to Norway is a drop in the bucket compared to what the US takes in. Remember, Norway sent more immigrants between 1820 and 1920 (near one million) to the US than any other country except for Ireland. We are a country whose values are always in flux due to the staggering amount of immigration. We don't have the homogeneous population and non-governmental social institutions (a libertarian idea as well by the way) that you enjoy.

You have more libertarian kind of policies than you think. The amount of state involvement in the free market is very limited in Scandinavian countries and I wish it were here. Low to moderate taxes were at the heart of the economic boom there. Most of Sweden's economic growth happened between 1830 and 1936 before the beginning of the social democratic era. This was when Sweden was small government focused. They pretty much stayed out of the world wars avoiding that huge economic tax (you're welcome for our involvement, Europe) on their society.

I hope you are right about the sustainability for your country. It is a beautiful thing when it works. It would take some massive changes to make the third way policies work here. It would take a tear down of the horrible socialist system we have here and completely rebuild it with a focus on education and a minimized safety net.

First we need economic stability. We have a TWENTY TRILLION dollar dept. We need economic growth post haste. If we continue down this path we will implode and the economic shock wave will be felt the world over. For economic growth, you need small government. The world at large should be rooting for the US to adopt more libertarian policies so they don't have to deal with the inevitable fall out as our country eats itself.

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#5 Posted by ninjalegend (562 posts) -

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Proud to be libertarian as messed up as Johnson is. You have a bigot dunce verses a scary criminal politician who will stop at nothing (like threatening Bill Clinton"s rape accuser Juanita Broaddrick) to retain wealth and power. The depressing fact is that no matter who I vote for, the public will vote for one of these two shit shows. I wish reading and research were more popular than trigger words or mindless tv.

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I did say "as messed up as Johnson is". He is the libertarian G.W. Bush as far as intellect is concerned. I like libertarian views because they stay out of my life, don't want bureaucratic BS, don't try to pretend that this level of socialism is sustainable, and is more interested with the free market than the failed way that government handles these simple things they should be getting right. When we get a progressive republican candidate like Theodore Roosevelt, I will change my allegiance. For now it is just American sheep eating up what they want to hear. All while being the puppet of big business. Do not mistake big business with small privatized companies that compete and get better.

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#6 Posted by ninjalegend (562 posts) -

@milkman said:
@ninjalegend said:

I wish reading and research were more popular than trigger words or mindless tv.

If reading and research were more popular, there would be a lot less libertarians.

Hilarious and informative.

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@sergio said:
@ninjalegend said:

Proud to be libertarian as messed up as Johnson is. You have a bigot dunce verses a scary criminal politician who will stop at nothing (like threatening Bill Clinton"s rape accuser Juanita Broaddrick) to retain wealth and power. The depressing fact is that no matter who I vote for, the public will vote for one of these two shit shows. I wish reading and research were more popular than trigger words or mindless tv.

Do you know what that threat was? From Broaddrick's own account, it was weeks later at a campaign rally, and Hillary shook her hand and thanked her for everything she had done for Bill. Broaddrick took the handshake as a threat. You are correct about one thing. I do wish people would research things.

Of course I know. I don't believe either of those bunko artists, but I tend to believe rape victims as they usually tell the truth. I am a dude so I have no idea but I imagine it is hard enough to come out about it. Check out the word from the person themselves. This is her twitter.

her twitter account

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#8 Posted by ninjalegend (562 posts) -

Proud to be libertarian as messed up as Johnson is. You have a bigot dunce verses a scary criminal politician who will stop at nothing (like threatening Bill Clinton"s rape accuser Juanita Broaddrick) to retain wealth and power. The depressing fact is that no matter who I vote for, the public will vote for one of these two shit shows. I wish reading and research were more popular than trigger words or mindless tv.

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#9 Posted by ninjalegend (562 posts) -

'Murica. I usually play my country first. Plus I like they picked Roosevelt as the leader. Then I'll go with my heritage and play Norway.

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#10 Posted by ninjalegend (562 posts) -

Palm Beach area. Hurricane party. Lots 'O beer. Good friends, good neighbors and some video games. Didn't lose power yet. Stayed off the shore for the most part.