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by Steve Ballmer
Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:13 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: who is actually going to fall for obama care
Replies: 350
Views: 44015

Re: who is actually going to fall for obama care

Only Marxists understand the subjective factor in history. Actually, I'm quite sure that you would exaggerate the importance of the subjective factor most of the time. Yet at the same time you cling to 'absolutes' such as 'human nature' and the 'naturalness' of capitalism. If you tried to analyse h...
by Steve Ballmer
Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:58 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: who is actually going to fall for obama care
Replies: 350
Views: 44015

Re: who is actually going to fall for obama care

I know. But I don't accept the status quo, and I think about the long term. Somebody has to. A fundamental of Marxist philosophy is that everything is constantly changing. Well, in nature things don't necessarily evolve for the better. Neither do they in human society. The 'subjective factor' is th...
by Steve Ballmer
Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:55 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: who is actually going to fall for obama care
Replies: 350
Views: 44015

Re: who is actually going to fall for obama care

Are you upset that you can't drive without insurance too? But surely the law requiring car insurance is a limitation on our freedom, based on a hoax (see RTAs - Do they really happen) designed to satisfy governments' insatiable lust for power? I would argue that we should abolish driver's licenses,...
by Steve Ballmer
Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:35 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: who is actually going to fall for obama care
Replies: 350
Views: 44015

Re: who is actually going to fall for obama care

Anklebiters gonna anklebite. :roll:
by Steve Ballmer
Tue Oct 15, 2013 4:59 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: who is actually going to fall for obama care
Replies: 350
Views: 44015

Re: who is actually going to fall for obama care

Couldn't disagree more. I've been to the emergency room many times over the last decade, with kids it's at least a once a year trip, and tons of people without insurance use emergency room trips as essentially subsidized health care. By tons i mean at least one every time i'm there. Show up, get th...
by Steve Ballmer
Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:54 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: In time of austerity, rich are wealthier than ever.
Replies: 42
Views: 5944

Re: In time of austerity, rich are wealthier than ever.

Funk N. Furter wrote:I'm off to find something more interesting to do, I have some paint I want to watch dry.
What would Trotsky do.
by Steve Ballmer
Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:44 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: In time of austerity, rich are wealthier than ever.
Replies: 42
Views: 5944

Re: In time of austerity, rich are wealthier than ever.

I have explained to you what caused the crash in my own words, and in the pastes you can see what Marxists were saying in 2007. The pastes talked about excess liquidity, which was described in detail by Marx, who called it fictitious capital. Marxism explains economic crises as 'crises of overprodu...
by Steve Ballmer
Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:17 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: who is actually going to fall for obama care
Replies: 350
Views: 44015

Re: who is actually going to fall for obama care

There are reasons I'm not that engaged in conversations with you. Mostly it's because you offer only jibs and ad hominem attacks in place of any real debate, and because you off zero solutions to any real problems with your ideological 'agenda'. Funken may be a fanatic, but you offer less in the wa...
by Steve Ballmer
Mon Oct 14, 2013 5:57 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: In time of austerity, rich are wealthier than ever.
Replies: 42
Views: 5944

Re: In time of austerity, rich are wealthier than ever.

Mentioned, but didn't explain. Thank you for confirming what I said. There was no exchange. This is your post.I assume it's referring to Marx's use of the word 'mention'. However I don't see why you can't just answer a straightforward question. I like posts to be self explanatory when I quote them ...
by Steve Ballmer
Mon Oct 14, 2013 5:48 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: In time of austerity, rich are wealthier than ever.
Replies: 42
Views: 5944

Re: In time of austerity, rich are wealthier than ever.

Funk N. Furter wrote:
The Finn wrote:
My prediction? That things just keep on lurching on, and on and on, without any decisive resolution.
For how long? Nothing stays the same. Capitalism has only been going 350 years.
Before then, property didn't exist.
by Steve Ballmer
Mon Oct 14, 2013 5:18 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: In time of austerity, rich are wealthier than ever.
Replies: 42
Views: 5944

Re: In time of austerity, rich are wealthier than ever.

I'm not gonna play your childish mind reading games. Post properly. Otherwise people might think you are some kind of idiot, and we wouldn't want that would we? I have no idea what you are referring to. Make you posts more self explanatory. You can't understand a few brief exchanges, yet we're supp...
by Steve Ballmer
Mon Oct 14, 2013 2:28 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: In time of austerity, rich are wealthier than ever.
Replies: 42
Views: 5944

Re: In time of austerity, rich are wealthier than ever.

Funk N. Furter wrote:
Steve Ballmer wrote:Mentioned, but didn't explain. Thank you for confirming what I said.
Didn't explain what?
Anything.
by Steve Ballmer
Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:38 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: In time of austerity, rich are wealthier than ever.
Replies: 42
Views: 5944

Re: In time of austerity, rich are wealthier than ever.

Mentioned, but didn't explain. Thank you for confirming what I said.
by Steve Ballmer
Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:12 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: In time of austerity, rich are wealthier than ever.
Replies: 42
Views: 5944

Re: In time of austerity, rich are wealthier than ever.

The current central banks are there to smooth out the turbulences of the capitalist economy. In a socialist economy they would have a different role, and they would be operated by a different class, in a different way, in a different economic system. To suggest that having central banks in capitali...
by Steve Ballmer
Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:46 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: In time of austerity, rich are wealthier than ever.
Replies: 42
Views: 5944

Re: In time of austerity, rich are wealthier than ever.

Ok, sorry about pasting so much, but it's time to get serious. I can't have you posting garbage one liners with quotes from Marx every five minutes like you have a clue. The central banks are tools of capitalism. Their mandate is to try to smooth things out. But there are other factors at work too....