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Persuasiveness is a characteristic of good argument.
It is also the currency of democracy.
He is not persuasive, he is manipulative, and he's had his way in a lot of things.
It seems to me that he has not heard the word "no" enough.
No, we don't have the resources.
You will have to wait.
You must share this or that.
I'm sure these statements are not part of his world.
Is America just plain STUPID? Yes. Exactly.
Our social/industrial policies are plain stupid.
Our people know better but their assertions of need are hobbled.
The elite, political & corporate class, has not been frightened yet.
Massive social and civil unrest brought about Europe's social systems.
And the U.S. will have to travel the same route.
Eventually, American will look back to this time, and they won't call the society or nation insane.
They'll call them stupid.
How can you do anything like that to your mother without looking like the shit of society?
I consider Beck to be an unreclaimed madman.
He should live the life most severely mentally disabled people are compelled to live.
He should be unemployed and unemployable.
He should be living hand to mouth.
He should have only a small SSDI or SSI payment to sustain him.
And he SHOULD HAVE NO MORE THAN THAT!
I am disabled.
I live in this manner.
And frankly, I doubt that I'll ever be trusted or employed. Ever.
I don't like it when a man who is clearly disabled refuses to recognize his own limitations, and then calls himself some kind of prophet.
made with military means!
All of this should have been dealt with diplomatically. All of it.
then the institution is at fault.
Part of the reason we have institutions is to oversee and correct the mistakes of people who may not know their job or may be unfit for it.
Well managed, institutions can retain talent and redirect incompetence out of the professions. That's their function in terms of staff.
Have we forgotten this much about basic social science?
Seitz, a conservative Republican who proudly noted that he works for a law firm founded by the namesake of the very pro-management Taft-Hartley Act, said he supports “85 percent” of Senate Bill 5, but ultimately opposed it because it “goes to far.”
Mr. Seitz . . . I think Taft-Hartley should be dismantled.
Collective bargaining was won with blood, it must not be abandoned.
I remember it even if Ms. FR doesn't.
Can you imagine the utter humiliation of our governments if they do what they did in the late 19th century?
to make sympathy striking and mass strikes illegal; to provide the legal and social apparatus for the destruction of union power.
And for a long time, we might say it succeeded.
But the more people strike, the larger these demonstrations get, and the more widespread they are, the more the damages of Taft-Hartley may be undone.
It is time for the American people to undo Taft-Hartley.
I also see, in my hazy crystal ball, the formation of hundreds of ad hoc unions and much more sympathy striking among concerned citizens.
So where is our president in relation to all of this?
And where are those ever-silent, ever-hidden rich? After all, they haven't been striking or demonstrating at all, except at the Tea Party mobs.
The contrast between these demos and the Tea Party mobs is striking.
The silence of the feds and the rich should raise our suspicions.
I think, with conditions as they are, more and larger demos are in the offing.
And frankly, it's about time.
It's a simpler song, easy to sing, easy to remember.
policy blunders Reagan ever made and kept in motion.
Where we should have been focusing on Cuban-American relations, we fought a war with our near-neighbors.
Nicaragua has seen our filibustering side before.
it's a mentally-ill, severely-disabled man who is incapable of understanding his limitations.
Glenn Beck should be on the dole, unemployed and above all, unemployable, for the rest of his life.
The biggest lies he tells are to himself. The chief of all of them is that he is mentally sane and some kind of prophetic genius.
He needs to be in a strait-jacket, on meds and completely silent for a long time.
profitted by war, and felt no regret.
Damn you straight to hell. And the ass you rode in on.