This user has mostly submitted to the following subverses (showing top 5):
60 submissions to goldandsilver
41 submissions to politics
40 submissions to economics
10 submissions to news
5 submissions to ObscureCartoons
This user has so far shared a total of 168 links, started a total of 1 discussions and submitted a total of 10143 comments.
Submissions: This user has upvoted 339 and downvoted 6 submissions.
Comments: This user has upvoted 17 and downvoted 5 comments.
5 highest rated submissions:
Why do government agencies do the opposite of what they say? EPA pollutes, DEA runs drugs, ATF smuggles guns, FBI plots terrorism, submitted: 8/31/2015 3:30:50 PM, 216 points (+236|-20)
Illinois College Will Stop Arresting Students For Passing Out Constitution, submitted: 3/19/2016 1:19:00 PM, 199 points (+202|-3)
Yellen States She Will Make Americans Pay a Penatly For Holding Cash if Economy Sours , submitted: 11/4/2015 6:46:52 PM, 73 points (+75|-2)
The True State of the Union , submitted: 1/13/2016 1:10:47 PM, 73 points (+84|-11)
Bernie Sanders on Socialist Disaster in Venezuela: No Comment , submitted: 5/30/2016 1:22:13 PM, 62 points (+78|-16)
5 lowest rated submissions:
There Is No Such Thing as "Settled Public Policy" and why SCOTUS is not the final say on anything, submitted: 8/28/2015 1:33:37 PM, -3 points (+2|-5)
Wendy's Explains What Happens Should the Federal Government Illegally Impose a $15/hr Minimum Wage , submitted: 8/12/2015 12:37:37 PM, -1 points (+7|-8)
The 'Fallout' From Fukushima Summed Up In 1 Disturbing Image, submitted: 7/24/2015 2:32:03 PM, -1 points (+3|-4)
100% Surge In Gold & Silver Coin Sales U.S. Mint, submitted: 7/3/2015 2:51:51 AM, -1 points (+1|-2)
The Obama Jobs Recovery Spin Explained, submitted: 7/8/2015 8:49:30 PM, -1 points (+2|-3)
3 highest rated comments:
brother_tempus 3 points 101 points 104 points (+104|-3) ago
Because gun control is not about controlling guns but about controlling people.
The Founders understood this by the actions of the Crown to disarm the colonists on their way to Concord and Lexington
brother_tempus 18 points 96 points 114 points (+114|-18) ago
he is correct. Internet access is a service and no service ( or good ) can be a right.
If we follow logically that internet acces is a right then so is getting you nails done, or your car repeaired, or your lawn mowed . They must be rights as well.
But they are not .. rights are inalienable to the individual and thus are the actions the individual can demonstrate .. ( speech, silence, defense, etc ...) and come at no cost to the individual or his neighbor.
Services and goods do come at a cost ( in resources and labor ) and thus there must be payment for them and so are not free and therefore not a right
3 lowest rated comments:
EU Prez Juncker: 'Borders Are The Worst Invention Ever' submitted by fluxusp to news
brother_tempus 21 points -19 points 2 points (+2|-21) ago
With no nation, there would be no government
With no government, there would be no tyranny, no instituionalized poverty, and no war
brother_tempus 21 points -18 points 3 points (+3|-21) ago
In response to Sander's 12-point plan which support Mr. hedges statement on Bernie's complicity to the staus-quo in DC ( which marches to the drumbeat of left-wing authoritarianism )
1 We have too much infrastructure now that we cannot afford. This is why it is crumbling. FDR and Eisenhower created a bubble in infrastructure from which we will never recover. With an $18 trillion dollar debt, we cannot afford what we have now much less repair it. All this is is a subsidy to the public unions at the cost of prosperity to the American taxpayer. The solution is to sell off what the states cannot afford and let the private sector take it over without having to tax anyone for maintenance.
2 As we have seen with the parade of bankruptcies with green energy companies despite receiving subsidies like the oil companies from the government, alternative energy is not ready for prime time and is nowhere close to prime time. The Europeans are learning this which is why countries like Germany are building 10 new coal plants because the promises made about alternative energy have not materialized nor will they for the foreseeable future. And again this is just a subsidy for special interest industries at the cost of prosperity for the tax payer bot in taxes taken and prices paid for their energy bills.
3 There are over a dozen programs now to help workers and everyone of them has failed. before you add anything new ( which the federal government shouldn't since there is no authorization for such policies in the Constitution ) , scrap what has failed first.
4 Unions already have it easy with laws that force non-union members to pay union dues anyways and programs in most states that preclude state governments and related industries from hiring non-union labor. besides as we have seen with the manufacturing centres, the automotive industries and recently Hostess .. unions kill businesses and job, they do note create any new jobs .
5 The goal of the minimum wage is to outlaw low paying jobs for the unskilled and inexperienced. The law, simply, says: it is illegal, and therefore criminal, for anyone to hire anyone else below the level of X dollars an hour. This means, plainly and simply, that a large number of free and voluntary wage contracts are now outlawed and hence that there will be a large amount of unemployment. Remember that the minimum wage law provides no jobs; it only outlaws them; and outlawed jobs ( unemployment ) are the inevitable result.
6 Pay should be determined by merit not by gender
7 This is a government-created problems since you cannot have trade agreements without protecting special interests .... The easiest thing to do is revoke all trade treaties and let businesses trade with whom they want without any government interference
8 Until you remove the money the government is pumping into the education industry ( like it did in the housing industry until the government-created bubble popped) you will never get prices to lower for education. That means revoking Title IV, Pell Grants and other loans, entitlements, and subsidies
9 Won't happen until you break up the Federal Reserve, it is the biggest bank there is and it supports all the other banks under it.
10 So we can go the way of France and have death panels .. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/dec/13/terminally-ill-allowed-to-be-put-into-deep-sleep-u/ .... Pass on that bullshit
11 These programs already consume nearly 2/3rd of the budget and are bankrupting the nation and show no signs of success. Adding more debt to the $18 trillion dollar debt we currently have is only going to get the US downgraded and making the interest on the debt be the biggest expense in the budget
12 I can support this if it is simplified and taxes lowered so people can keep more of their own money and then grow the economy instead of allowing government to steal it and flush it down an incinerator of deficit spending
Bernie's plans are not original and history has shown them to never work ... but the "fell good" message he peddles selling this failed ideas makes him a very dangerous snakeoil salesman and no different that Hillary Clinton or Jeb Bush