Sunday, 7/17/11, Public Square


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9 responses to “Sunday, 7/17/11, Public Square

  1. When you hear the freshmen congress critters saying they care more about the debt than being reelected don’t you want to pinch them in their ideology? What part of the fact that not raising the debt ceiling will make all borrowed money — for everyone — more expensive do they not understand? Do they not realize money must be borrowed to pay the debts previously incurred and if it’s at a higher rate it costs more? Do they really think not making payments we’re already obligated to make is the best path to follow? Do they not care who is hurt? If they care even a tiny bit about the debt why do they want to see it increased on purpose and without reason?

    Is this another of the “you can’t talk sense to someone who has none” situations?

    • When congress critters force interest rates on borrowed money to be higher they’ve created a tax increase by another name.

  2. For something on the lighter side for a hot Sunday afternoon:
    (link removed)

    Take this as a bit of a confession by yours truly. With steely resolve and iron will power, I have managed to reduce the number of distros I try out from a couple a day to one or two a month.

    • 6176 – When I clicked on this link I got a popup that wanted to scan my computer for something or other. I closed it down to quickly to get the details. What was that all about?

      • Don’t know. I just clicked, and the article came up w/o any popups, etc.

        The article itself is a humorous look at “distro hopping”, that is the downloading and testing of various Linux distros, never staying with one long enough to learn it, and the problems created, such as “distro amnesia” and forgetting where the data files are.

        Sorry about any issues you might have. It’s good you shut it down, as there is a particularly horrible malware out there which installs from such a pop-up. Removing link now.

  3. Well, I can’t imagine what he will be called! I guess RINO will be the kindest.

    Giuliani: ‘ The Republican Party Would Be Well Advised To Get The Heck Out Of People’s Bedrooms’

  4. Freedomwriter

    Here’s some interesting statistics to use when someone tells you we need to protect all those billionaires because they create jobs. How important are small businesses to the U.S. economy?

    Small firms:
    Represent 99.7 percent of all employer firms.

    Employ just over half of all private sector employees.

    Pay 44 percent of total U.S. private payroll.

    Have generated 64 percent of net new jobs over the past 15 years.

    Create more than half of the nonfarm private gross domestic product (GDP).

    Hire 40 percent of high tech workers (such as scientists, engineers, and computer programmers).

    Are 52 percent home-based and 2 percent franchises.

    Made up 97.3 percent of all identified exporters and produced 30.2 percent of the known export value in FY 2007.

    Produce 13 times more patents per employee than large patenting firms; these patents are twice as likely as large firm patents to be among the one percent most cited.

    Sources (see the Office of Advocacy’s Research and Statistics page):

    U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census and International Trade Admin.
    Advocacy-funded research by Kathryn Kobe, 2007
    CHI Research, 2003
    U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

    Seems to me we should support the little guy more and the big guy less.

  5. I’m sorry the ladies soccer team lost and very very proud of them at the same time!