From: Tchiowa on

Dave Frightens Me wrote:
> On 29 Jul 2006 20:19:34 -0700, "Tchiowa" <tchiowa2(a)> wrote:
> >
> >Dave Frightens Me wrote:
> >> On 27 Jul 2006 17:19:02 -0700, "Tchiowa" <tchiowa2(a)> wrote:
> >> >Again you demonstrate a basic lack of understanding. Capitalism didn't
> >> >"beat" Communism. Communism/Socialism failed all by itself. Socialism
> >> >is a fatally flawed theory and any attempt to implement it will always
> >> >fail over time. That has been proven over and over again.
> >>
> >> The opposite is currently being demonstrated in the PRC.
> >
> >Excuse me?????? The PRC is growing quite rapidly now. But there are
> >apparently 2 things you are unaware of.
> 'quite rapidly'??? They can barely control it!
> >The first is that the Chinese government has allowed private ownership
> >of industry and it is those businesses that are driving the growth.
> >That's called "Capitalism".
> It's the only freedom the people have.

True enough. But the point is that it is the Capitalism that is
allowing the growth. Cut out the Socialism and the pent up demand
explodes into rapid growth.

In other words, you just proved my point.

> >The second is that if the growth continues then eventually the people
> >will rise up and throw out the last of the Communists and Socialism
> >will end. If not, then they will reach a point where the economy
> >plateaus and it will be "way" below the level of the West.
> Yeah, yeah, sure. I've heard the same said about the USA, but the
> other way round. When it happens I'll come back here and give you
> credit for predicting it.

Well we won't have to worry about that because at the current
comparative rates of growth it will take China most of a century to
catch up to the US.

From: mrtravel on
Mxsmanic wrote:
> Dave Frightens Me writes:
>>This really is a fixation of yours. Why do you continue pushing the
>>point? It's almost as if you truly believe you know better than the
> When it comes to heat and air conditioning, I do.

Did you mean "heating and air conditioning"?
You should know a lot. You think that 22 degrees Celsius is life
From: Carole Allen on

>Miguel Cruz writes:
>> You make plenty of mistakes, and your version of "looking things up"
>> often amounts to having a recollection of reading something once upon a
>> time.
On Mon, 31 Jul 2006 00:32:35 +0200, Mxsmanic <mxsmanic(a)>
>That's what doctors and lawyers do, too, and yet they seem to do their
>jobs well enough.
Well, as for lawyers, when they submit briefings they don't refer to a
recollection of something read once upon atime They cite specific
cases which are on-point. If they relied on some vague assertion,
absent any actual citation to legal authority, either statute or case
law, they'd be sure to have their argument rejected.
From: Carole Allen on

>Mxsmanic <mxsmanic(a)> wrote:

>>That's what doctors and lawyers do, too, and yet they seem to do their
>>jobs well enough.
On Mon, 31 Jul 2006 00:10:42 +0100, Padraig Breathnach
<padraigb(a)> wrote:
>They have credentials in their specialism.
>Besides, the better practitioners constantly check on things, and
>update their knowledge and skills.

Actually, in order to maintain their right to practice their
professions they are required to complete a mimimum number of
professional education credits within a specific timeframe.
From: Carole Allen on
On Sun, 30 Jul 2006 14:47:20 -0700, "Stan de SD"
<standesd_DIGA_NO_A_SPAM(a)> wrote:
>You forgetting your European buddies Hitler and Stalin?

Citing Hitler ends the thread, no?