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Posted by Centrisms Voice in Economy
Sun Sep 27th 2009, 05:11 PM
Here's the playbook the nation's CFOs have been using over the past several years:

1. Fire everyone who knows what they're doing. They are too expensive.
2. Replace them with employees who don't know what they're doing, at no more than half the cost. This translates into huge savings and more profits.
3. Disregard all customer complaints about quality, because customers will always buy from the cheapest supplier, regardless of how bad their quality is.


(And we're wondering why the economy remains in such bad shape?)
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Posted by Centrisms Voice in Economy
Sun Sep 27th 2009, 05:01 PM
I'd have to do some digging for the exact quote, but he also attributes the current crisis to having private profits and socialized losses. According to him, both profits and losses must be either private or socialized (e.g., no FDIC protection except for banks that are government-owned).
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Posted by Centrisms Voice in The DU Lounge
Fri Sep 25th 2009, 11:17 PM
You never insult anyone other than a public figure. I don't flame anyone, and if someone insists on being uncivil to me, I'll just ignore them.

I ended up quitting a board where the admin actually chastised members for NOT flaming one another!
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Posted by Centrisms Voice in The DU Lounge
Fri Sep 25th 2009, 10:58 PM
My user name says it all. Primarily I'm hanging around here these days because centrist Republicans seem to be extinct.

At any rate, I can see that you all are a welcoming bunch. Thanks!
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Posted by Centrisms Voice in The DU Lounge
Fri Sep 25th 2009, 10:37 PM
Is there a forum where it's customary for the noobs to introduce themselves on a thread? If so, where?

I wouldn't want to shirk my civic responsibility.
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Posted by Centrisms Voice in The DU Lounge
Fri Sep 25th 2009, 10:15 PM
I'm not ashamed to admit that, when I see an attractive woman, sooner or later I wonder - silently, most of the time - what it would be like to have sex with her. Seeing cleavage reminds me of caressing a woman's chest with my hands and later my face, as I and many other men do when we're being physically intimate. There's not much more to it than that. (shrug)
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Posted by Centrisms Voice in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Fri Sep 25th 2009, 08:28 PM
When he's in a calm mood, make him promise to answer you questions only with logic for the next x minutes. (Don't make X too big a number at first.)

Then, start with "If the rich get a tax cut, what's to stop them from socking it away in a Cayman Island bank instead of using it to hire middle class workers?"

I have lots of others, if you need them.
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Posted by Centrisms Voice in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Fri Sep 25th 2009, 02:35 PM
Wealth inequality is inevitable (look what happened to communism), but that doesn't mean that the rich can't or shouldn't kick in many times more money than they are now - to ensure a reasonable safety net exists for the bottom 90%. And even with that, socialist countries still have lots of rich business people.
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Posted by Centrisms Voice in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Thu Sep 24th 2009, 06:18 PM
That being said, I was hoping with my earlier question to get to the "meat" of the issue. Put another way, I'd like to hear some specifics on the corporate personhood laws that make them out of date now. I'd also be interested in hearing what changes the interested DUers would like to see in these laws.
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Musings of a noob
Day 1 - 9/24/09

I'm seriously poking around DU as a registered user for the very first time. I'd love to find some kind of "introduce yourself" forum, but I'm not having any luck in that area, either.

By the way, does anyone know exactly how many posts I need to start my own threads?
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