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Was Spain better off under Franco?Posted 3 years Ago

Yeah, I'd love to live in a country that exterminated its political opponents and abducted children from Republican parents!

To be brutally honest, Franco owed the sheer existence of his regime to Hitler, Mussolini, and Salazar, much as Azana would have at least partially owed his to Stalin (had he won.)
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Election in RussiaPosted 3 years Ago

Yep, my guy Putin is so confident that he skipped every debate.
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Texas Tech will win NBA TournamentPosted 3 years Ago

Michigan State > All
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Airbud Leads UMBC to a win over UVAPosted 3 years Ago

At 3/17/2018 4:31:21 PM, Mingodalia wrote:
Isn't this the first time a 16 beat a 1 seed?

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March Madness 2018 *Posted 3 years Ago

If any of you thought Deandre Ayton and Allonzo Trier were going to carry Arizona anywhere... lmao.

I'll be watching next year as Duke and Oregon meet in the national championship.
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Abe Lincoln was a Republican.Posted 3 years Ago

Lincoln was also a rather cunning politician who changed his tune (mainly on slavery) depending on where he was at the time in order to potentially gain more votes against Douglas.
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Do you support a trade war?Posted 3 years Ago

At 3/10/2018 8:31:23 PM, ViceRegent wrote:
At 3/4/2018 1:27:04 AM, schizoider wrote:
At 3/4/2018 12:37:42 AM, ViceRegent wrote:
At 3/4/2018 12:07:10 AM, schizoider wrote:
At 3/3/2018 10:57:06 PM, ViceRegent wrote:
At 3/2/2018 5:58:56 PM, schizoider wrote:
Do you support Trump's proposed trade wars with Canada and other major exporters?

Absolutely. We will crush those who oppose us while adding American jobs.

How will you crush them and add jobs? There are only about 70,000 Americans in those industries. Raising the price on all Americans to squeeze out a few thousand more jobs seems awfully stupid to me.

The last major trade war led to the Great Depression. Although probably not coincidentally, it was in the 1930s and 1940s that saw the orginal American First movement. Which, like the current movement, was also a tremendous failure.

Your static model of the economy is the problem. And it is a liberal myth that can conservative policies led to the Great Depression.

I never said anything about he ideological lean of the Great Depression causes, only that it was absolutely a trade war that led to it. That and deregulation and massive income inequality.

It was liberal taxes and the Fed manipulating the economy that caused it.

Taxes like, oh, I don't know, trade tariffs.

By raising prices, we inventivize product here, which means jobs here. And as long as oil is traded in dollars, they need us more than we need them.

America is only indispensable until its not. Trump is trying to tear down the dominance America achieved post-WW2 by retreating to pre-WW2 ideas. Protectionism, deregulation, retreat from foreign policy, retreat from helping other nations. That's what the original America First movement was about, that's what the current America First is about. Trump is showing the world that America is not only not indispensable, but its actually outright dangerous to rely on them.

Moron, there were no regulations of the economy, save the Fed, prior to the 1930s because the Supreme Court correctly ruled them unconstitutional. But tell me, how does "massive income inequality" lead to an economic downturn, being sure to state your economic credentials?

Contrary to liberal myth, tariffs are not taxes. You confuse the cost of production with the consumer price of the good, a typical liberal mistake. Nevertheless, you dodges the point. Massive federal taxes and regulations caused the economy to sink. If you disagree, tell us about those awesome Obama years and how bad the economy is doing under Trump.

And you again dodged the point what be incentivizing investment here as tariffs do, the economy grows. Indeed, if we outlawed all imports, the GDP would grow by $400B in one year, even assuming everything else stayed the same. Take Econ 101. It will help.

America did not achieve post WW2 dominance because of government, but inspite of it and because our bombs acted as a tariff. Whether I put them out of business with a bomb or a tariff, the result is the same: we grow. Thanks for proving my point.

And tell me how will China buy oil without US dollars? Another point you dodged. Liberals love clich"s, hate thinking.

Well said.
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