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scrimshaw
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PostPosted: 22-Sep-12 22:35  Reply with quote

Něco nového na vaše krásné země? Už nemúžete pít alkoholu? Naslechl jsem, že je tam v alkoholu takový jed?
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PostPosted: 24-Sep-12 9:39  Reply with quote

Ahoj!

Můžeme kupovat jen pivo a víno. Prodej (nikoli konzumace) tvrdého alkoholu je na nějakou dobu zakázaný. Koukni na náš blog. Ale nevadí nám to, užíváme si krásný podzim. Smile

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PostPosted: 05-Oct-12 18:28  Reply with quote

Thanks, Jano, best to stay away from that hard liquor anyway. Maybe that's a blessing in disguise. Hey, heard something else on the news. The Czech president was approached in a crowd and shot with a BB or pellet gun. His body guards were seemingly completely unaware of the incident. That was a real breakdown in protection. Glad you are enjoying a nice Autumn. Bet it's beautiful.
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PostPosted: 20-Oct-12 20:46  Reply with quote

Some affairs, some imprisoned politicians, some elections. Just business as usual.
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PostPosted: 20-Oct-12 21:58  Reply with quote

Funny Smile , život jde dál. ESO glad you are still there. But there are big happenings on this side of the pond. Lots of electioneering. Taking sides and rooting for our man. Hmmm, who is going to be victorious on November 7? Only time will tell, but I sure got my preferences. Go Romney!!
Jen Bůh ví, co se bude dít zítra. Ale držím palce.
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PostPosted: 21-Oct-12 8:06  Reply with quote

Don't worry, scrimshaw, we know. All the world knows.

When Romney wins, he will dominate China, creates millions of jobs (also in China, presumably Wink , bomb Iran and all drivers in America will be allowed to transport their dogs on roof of their cars Wink

I like your enthusiasm and your belief, that choice Obama/Romney actually means anything Smile

BTW - What's your opinion? Are corporations people or not?
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PostPosted: 21-Oct-12 20:46  Reply with quote

Glad to hear you guys are hearing about our little election over here, but it's funny that the exaggeration and overzealous attempts at scandal are the known topics. Political season, time to pick your side and do all you can to demean the other side. That's how it usually goes, but I really don't like that style of politics. I'd rather hear the positives that each side has to offer, then we can vote on their agendas. All the negative stuff makes people kind of disgusted with the whole process.
Eso, the choice we have this year is huge. And I believe that choice will make a big difference. We are voting between the idea of a big, bloated government that takes care of all our needs or a small government that stays out of the way and lets business prosper, growing the economy.(We have a saying, "A rising tide raises all boats"(if the economy is growing then more jobs are being created and people are finding employment)(everybody improves). One of those choices leads to heavier taxes and bigger debts, the other to less taxation and a more robust economy. People dependent on government programs or independent people in a free market(laissez faire).
Your question about corporations.....well, it is, literally, true that a corporation is not a person, but it is certainly made up of the interest of a lot of people. It was the supreme court that made that decision, so my little two cents(small opinion) don't matter much. A lot of people disagree with that decision. It all revolves around the matter of "free speech", so legal wording is important. The question then arises; Is a union a person, or an organization made up of a bunch of people? The unions throw huge amounts of money into the political process.
All will be decided in only 16 days.
Big debate tomorrow night.
Go Romney!!
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PostPosted: 22-Oct-12 21:30  Reply with quote

World is small nowadays thanks to the internet. Smile
World is also watching you (even if you don't watch the world)

I read Washington Post, New York Times etc on a regular basis. I also watch US talk shows. (I've got a Kindle too Smile

scrimshaw wrote:
Eso, the choice we have this year is huge. And I believe that choice will make a big difference. We are voting between the idea of a big, bloated government that takes care of all our needs or a small government that stays out of the way and lets business prosper, growing the economy. One of those choices leads to heavier taxes and bigger debts, the other to less taxation and a more robust economy. People dependent on government programs or independent people in a free market(laissez faire)


It seems to me it's same rhetoric on every election (same here in Czech republic), but all right. Personally I don't understand, how you can pay your existing debt without rising taxes, but nevermind.

What about bailout your car manufacturers and banks got from government? Did you agree with that, or you would let them fall?

I would actually like to see Romney to fulfill his promises, but I think Obama will be winner - he is more charismatic and it's important for American voters. But we will see.
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PostPosted: 22-Oct-12 21:38  Reply with quote

By the way, congratulation to Mars Curiosity program, it's wonderful scientific success and I watched landing in real time and it was amazing.

I like this chart:

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PostPosted: 24-Oct-12 20:30  Reply with quote

Ahoj v dalekém Kladně, completely agree with you about the amazing Mars missions. Man's unending curiosity is propelling us out into the stars. Those unmanned missions provide a great wealth of knowledge. It is all very exciting to watch.
Aha, but that is the trick, if the economy produces more jobs, then that means there are a greater number of people working/ paying taxes/not collecting unemployment benefits. That greater number of tax payers can produce more funds into the treasury than raising taxes on the smaller amount of people working in a non growing/stagnant economy. Raising taxes takes money out of the economy, money that could have been used by individuals to invest/spend/create their own businesses/hire more emplyees. Republicans feel individuals know how to spend their money more efficiently than the government.
To your question about auto company bailouts. No body wanted to see them fail. The question was how to save them and make them stronger in the end.
Obama's plan was to loan taxpayer money to these companies, thus becoming financially invested in them(something that governments should not do) and then hope they recover and pay back all the funds. It is a myth that Romney would have let them fail. What he proposed was a structured bankruptcy, one where banks and the businesses would have worked out an agreement on their own to pay back debts and make necessary cuts to spending(no government involvement). This is how it has always been done here. It is Capitalism.
This is the editorial written by Romney in the NY Times in 2008 that created all the controversy. He said nothing about let them fail and go away.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/19/opinion/19romney.html?_r=0

If you actually bother to read the article, this will help...Big Three means the three largest american auto manufacturers....Ford, General Motors and Chrysler....It is still yet to be seen whether the auto corporations have learned the lesson for long term stability.

The bank failures were due to easy lending policies that insured that people, that were not financially worthy of such big loans, could find themselves in big fancy homes out of their class(so to speak). People had overbought and the market plunged when the markets realized that those loans were now in jeopardy. Panic!
I have oversimplified, the issue is so convoluted it is near impossible to explain and I am, admittedly, no expert.
But, the good news is, ESO, that better days are ahead. I repeat, Go Romney!
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