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Re: Opinions on economic systems that are not global neoliberal capitalism
WARNING: Just opinions... no answers... As most everyone knows - there is neither pure capitalism nor pure socialism / communism in society. So why so much argument pro vs. con regarding capit...

In Chaff » Opinions on economic systems that are not global neoliberal capitalism
October 24, 11:19pm

Re: Alan Greenspan on The Daily Show tonight
Agree with Ian et. al. regarding our collective, reckless use of debt. I must count myself as one of the herd who respected Greenspan. I still admire the guru for admitting publicly that he was w...

In Chaff » $17,000,000,000,000.00 and counting
October 24, 9:36am

Re: $17 trillion deficit - blaming the symtoms
Methinks it's too easy to blame the two parties and call it good. Some here are still kneejerking to tired labels - or mindlessly equating a call to humility and self critique as 'self loa...

In Chaff » $17,000,000,000,000.00 and counting
October 20, 11:52pm

A Picture Says a Thousand Words
Why we have such high budget deficits? TWO main reasons: defense and social spending! Annual spending on defense (illustrated above - Washington Post) and social spending are the two 800-p...

In Chaff » $17,000,000,000,000.00 and counting
October 20, 12:05am

Re: $17,000,000,000,000.00 and counting
"Who said that? Please don't put words in my mouth." I did. My post, not yours. "You are also forgetting the series of terrorist attacks (which I so kindly listed for yo...

In Chaff » $17,000,000,000,000.00 and counting
October 19, 11:48pm

Re: $17,000,000,000,000.00 and counting
Richard's #1 and #2 are Iraq and Afganistan @ Jerry - Oops, how right you are! Well, let's say it bears repeating... @Ian - Sure, we can easily destroy a country like Afghanistan or ...

In Chaff » $17,000,000,000,000.00 and counting
October 19, 12:46pm

The $17 trillion deficit
A huge amount like $17T, there are going to be more than just one or two reasons. Adding to the above, let's not forget our foreign misadventures in Iraq and Afhhanistan! If folks like Mccain...

In Chaff » $17,000,000,000,000.00 and counting
October 19, 4:35am

Re: A bit on "Beliefs" I found. Copied and pasted, not my writing.
Hi Valerie: I actually agree with the sentiment that extremism too often reflects a closed mind. But I am taken back with the author's simplistic (and also erroneous) view that equates beli...

In Chaff » A bit on "Beliefs" I found. Copied and pasted, not my writing.
October 18, 10:58am

Beliefs
Is the writer rejecting beliefs? If so, then pretty extreme IMO. Beliefs serve as a mental guidance for us. Rejecting / avoiding beliefs wholesale ("every belief is a door closed") c...

In Chaff » A bit on "Beliefs" I found. Copied and pasted, not my writing.
October 18, 12:56am

Stoned?
No, not at all... :)

In Chaff » Iranian Hospitality
October 15, 4:04am

All Reader Reviews by Ben 2 World

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Big Sky Ultra C Aluminum Tent Stakes
I've been using titanium shepherd hook stakes for years now -- loving their ultralight weight but disappointed with their suboptimal ground penetration and holding power. These stakes can be bent...

In Miscellaneous Products
January 09, 8:02pm

Titanium Goat Adjustable CF Trekking Poles
I received my pair and went on a moderate 2-hour hike today (approx. 2,000 ft. elevation gain over 2.7 miles -- then returning back down). I find the specs to be accurate, and the poles a beauty to...

In Trekking Poles
July 06, 11:33pm

MontBell Versalite 20
This is a no-thrills but well-constructed frameless day pack. You can see photo and specs here. You can also see BPL...

In Backpacks - Frameless
June 04, 7:18pm

Coleman F1 Ultralight
The first review touched on the F1's performance. This post will describe and critique the set up process. Prior to buying the F1, I have used the MSR PocketRocket (PR). With the PR, all you ...

In Stoves - Canister
January 28, 11:03am

Micropur MP 1 Chlorine Dioxide Water Purifier Tablet
Comparison to Potable Aqua above is incorrect. For bacteria and viruses, Micropur is just as effective and easy to use (15 minutes treatment time). It is only for protozoa (e.g. cryptosporidium) t...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
January 06, 9:28am