The "Amazon Effect" Is Creative Destruction at Its…
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Jul 20, 2018 - 7:04pm

I love free markets. The promptness of delivery is awesome. I order a little something of everything there.  Yay, Amazon skips the middleman(retailers). Individuals suppliers and consumers are held responsible to each other.    I like bubble gum...the round ones. You know the ones government has deemed a choking hazard. Because of increased liability, retailers stopped stocking it! Now! I have my bubble gum!   Amazon changed the supplier/ consumer relationship, and I am a satisfied customer because of it. I incur the risk, not the retailer. is important for producers/customers to be on equal footing with regard to risk.   My life was back to equilibrium...;).

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  Well, for once I'm not politically correct ;-) You see, during the last 4.5 years I had a benevolent job in my town of Winterthur, Switzerland, a 50% job. I HAD, because I resigned today (I'm going back to Senegal anyway soon). The job itself was very rewarding - helping refugees and immigra…

Jul 20, 2018 - 11:57am
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Should President Trump and Other Whites Have the R…

After , the following discussion ensued between me and a facebook responder, hence the question.   Rupert Green. His use of the N-word lowers him to the status of ghetto trash despite his rationalizations.   Jean. I disagree he made a very intelligent point! Growing up it common conv…

Jul 22, 2018 - 11:04am
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Rain and Mosquitoes

Anyone who believes humankind is at the top of the food chain does not live around mosquitoes.  In fact, if you believe my former microbiology professor, we have 1012 human cells, and 1013 microbial cells, so we are only ten percent human.  Perhaps we are merely mini-universes for the skin…

Jul 20, 2018 - 12:39pm
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On the Thucydides Trap and Treason

"A trustee is held to something stricter than the morals of the market place. Not honesty alone, but the punctilio of an honor the most sensitive, is then the standard of behavior… the level of conduct for fiduciaries [has] been kept at a level higher than that trodden by the crowd."  Mei…

Jul 21, 2018 - 8:25am
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The Growth of the LGBT Acronym

It has taken me many years to adjust to labelling a group of people into their preferred acronym LGBT.  I’ve inverted letters- LTBG or included others like when I inadvertently added an an “H” – LHGBT – under the thought that adding the “H” would includ…

Jul 19, 2018 - 1:08pm
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Oph on Drugs!!!

Oph on Drugs!   A drug is a substance that has an effect on the body’s metabolism. We all take them everyday even if we don’t know it.   We use drugs for many reasons:   For Pain Relief There’s a lot of this ranging from aspirin, ibuprofen, and paracetamol to opiate…

Jul 20, 2018 - 12:18pm
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capitalism vs. socialism? which is better and why?

Wat are we fighting for?  Republicanism (small r) started with John Locke, Montesque and the founders based on many philosophies that were studied deeply by our founding fathers.   Whether they know it or not, virtually everyone on the left here follow the philosophy of Marx and Hagel.…

Jul 21, 2018 - 2:43am
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A Roadrunner Reboot

Wolves will howl to make dogs growl, until they rise and bark But know my friends that the jackal’s ends are pursued silent and in the dark     The new roadrunner is a hypersonic chicken; a dumb bird, clucking and leaving trails of guano as it dashes about the wastes. His travels ar…

Jul 20, 2018 - 4:42am
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All Americans should be aggrieved by the unconstit…

It has been 43 years since the Watergate crisis and the corrupt behavior of "Republican" President Richard Nixon. Nixon used assets of the Federal Government to "spy" on his political opponents. he created an "enemies list" of U.S. citizens who opposed his views and political policies. he supported …

Jul 15, 2018 - 10:39pm
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Predictions Pertaining to Propitious Perspicacity

I’m not in opposition to “big” things. I am, however, fearful of “big” things going bad. Hedge funds losing hundreds of millions of dollars (Knight Capital) and having the stones to ask for their money back. Brian Hunter of Aramanth losing $6 billion. Big moves can lead…

Jul 18, 2018 - 2:42am
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Left's Plan for Revolution  (Future War Pt. 2)

How will it begin?  What will be the trigger for a Communist uprising from the new far left?  Is it mere hype and rumor or the real thing? There are serious plans for such an event.  How far will it go?   In the past, such traumas were borne in 1968, (MLK and RFK assassinations, …

Jul 16, 2018 - 8:20pm
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On the official story of the MGM massacre

The FBI’s final investigative report on the deadly Oct. 1 mass shooting in Las Vegas that claimed the lives of nearly 60 people is expected to be released before the shooting’s first anniversary, and its surviving victims are hoping that it includes some new information implicating MGM R…

Jul 21, 2018 - 3:37pm
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Trump is right to not need or want the distraction…

Trump is right to not need or want the distractions of a media known to be hostile to republicans. I do not blame him for tweaking them now and then, They are very thin skinned and do not like it. Same as Obama is thin skinned and does not take criticism well at all.   Nobody loves being insult…

Jul 22, 2018 - 4:36am
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The Liberals themselves are the deep state nazis

The nazis in Germany were also the elite in US and UK. They are the same elite. Soros is still a nazi, now funding US Liberals.   Why that is so is easily presented in "Knights of Malta Exposed"   The Liberals themselves are the deep state nazis... who includes the Bushes, the Clintons, Ob…

Jul 22, 2018 - 10:15am
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  • - Jul 22, 2018 - 11:16am
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False ethics lead to false metrics

Christian “rules” are so counter to what we now accept as ethical behavior they will inevitably tie themselves into knots, but their own pride and arrogance will not let them adjust anything. When your whole selling stance is “timeless advice handed down from God himself,” wh…

Jul 22, 2018 - 12:05pm
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Which Country Actually Manufactured This Product?

  The issue of international trade is in the headlines with the imposition of tariffs by the US administration, followed by reciprocal tariffs from the trading partners of the US. I am in a unique position to comment on international trade issues, because for years I worked for a large multi-n…

Jul 20, 2018 - 2:02pm
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Voter ID should be nationwide

I think every voter should have to re-register IN PERSON every five years! The rolls should be cleansed of ALL registrants who have not voted in the past two elections...proof of identity required before being allowed to vote.   There are SO MANY ways election supervisors could ensure the accur…

Jul 18, 2018 - 9:18am
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Is there already a Cure for Cancer?

Word is, if there is a cure for cancer, the American Medical Association (AMA) would never release it.  Too much money, too much corruption has entered the healing profession.  Still, there is hope.    "Let food be your medicine."   There are some interesting books on the su…

Jul 19, 2018 - 2:09pm
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I Spy with My Little Eyes and I see Turkey with Br…

Word on the street in Turkey*** is that my fellow born-again Christian brother, Andrew Craig Brunson, contacted (1) the top FETÖ official in the Aegean region named Bekir Baz, (2) Baz's aide named Mustafa Safa and (3) that Amnesty Turkey Branch Executive guy accused of aiding FETÖ by the n…

Jul 20, 2018 - 8:24pm
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The sabotage by members of the GOP...

The sabotage by members of the GOP needs to be removed for the ACA to work properly. You know. Affordable and available health care. Like every other freaking advanced economy enjoys. You “conservatives” enjoy your mutual gratification society. The progressives will continue trying …

Jul 21, 2018 - 1:21am
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TODAY’S FORECAST-DARK   The guns roared. The bodies fell. The bullets flew. The dead lay waste on empty shells. The stench of death reeked in the air. Survivors wailed from tear stained despair.   We’ve been here before. Oh so many times. With each falling body. The death knel…

Jul 17, 2018 - 5:06pm
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Tribalism and the Fear of Losing Alliances

The roar of the crowd, the crush of excited humanity, the communal rush of achieving team purposes....    Mobs are the engine of history, the driver of social change... and unless properly managed the certain downfall of any hierarchy that arrogates itself over them.  This i…

Jul 18, 2018 - 9:46am
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