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Phat
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Message 161 of 174 (905177)
01-19-2023 12:01 PM
Reply to: Message 159 by Taq
01-19-2023 11:52 AM


Re: The War On The West
What's fascinating yet disturbing to me is the point that Murray brings up that many of the critics of the Western system of traditional power are made up of many in the West themselves! Talk about wanting to shoot the horse you ride on! And yet all of you will whine once the system crashes. You will blame the conservatives for a crash that you helped cause.

The most difficult subjects can be explained to the most slow-witted man if he has not formed any idea of them already; but the simplest thing cannot be made clear to the most intelligent man if he is firmly persuaded that he knows already, without a shadow of a doubt, what is laid before him.” - Leo Tolstoy, The Kingdom of God is Within You (1894).
When both religious and non-religious people reach the same conclusions then you know religion isn't the reason.--Percy
Democrats should not be the only party. Respect the two-party system. -Phat, in December 2022
We see Monsters where Science shows us Windmills.~Phat, remixed

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Phat
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Message 164 of 174 (905186)
01-19-2023 12:12 PM
Reply to: Message 163 by Theodoric
01-19-2023 12:06 PM


Re: The War On The West Chapter One
Wow. That's quite a series of accusations. His books do well in the reviews.
Also ask yourself if you would have dug up the same information against a liberal author...(gay or not! )
Add:
And would you be as critical of an author whom you agreed with?

The most difficult subjects can be explained to the most slow-witted man if he has not formed any idea of them already; but the simplest thing cannot be made clear to the most intelligent man if he is firmly persuaded that he knows already, without a shadow of a doubt, what is laid before him.” - Leo Tolstoy, The Kingdom of God is Within You (1894).
When both religious and non-religious people reach the same conclusions then you know religion isn't the reason.--Percy
Democrats should not be the only party. Respect the two-party system. -Phat, in December 2022
We see Monsters where Science shows us Windmills.~Phat, remixed

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Phat
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Message 170 of 174 (905273)
01-21-2023 1:22 PM
Reply to: Message 169 by Theodoric
01-20-2023 8:38 AM


Re: The War On The West Chapter One
Admittedly this review provides a good counterpoint to Murray's claims.

The most difficult subjects can be explained to the most slow-witted man if he has not formed any idea of them already; but the simplest thing cannot be made clear to the most intelligent man if he is firmly persuaded that he knows already, without a shadow of a doubt, what is laid before him.” - Leo Tolstoy, The Kingdom of God is Within You (1894).
When both religious and non-religious people reach the same conclusions then you know religion isn't the reason.--Percy
Democrats should not be the only party. Respect the two-party system. -Phat, in December 2022
We see Monsters where Science shows us Windmills.~Phat, remixed

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Phat
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Message 171 of 174 (905274)
01-21-2023 1:44 PM
Reply to: Message 86 by Taq
12-27-2022 11:03 AM


Re: Bonds or Gold?
Taq writes:
Gold prices are actually down over the last 2 years. If gold prices were inflating they would be going up, just like prices for many other goods are going up.
I suppose it depends on which chart you look at.
Yahoo Finance reports that over the last 6 months, gold has increased by roughly $200.00 an ounce.

The most difficult subjects can be explained to the most slow-witted man if he has not formed any idea of them already; but the simplest thing cannot be made clear to the most intelligent man if he is firmly persuaded that he knows already, without a shadow of a doubt, what is laid before him.” - Leo Tolstoy, The Kingdom of God is Within You (1894).
When both religious and non-religious people reach the same conclusions then you know religion isn't the reason.--Percy
Democrats should not be the only party. Respect the two-party system. -Phat, in December 2022
We see Monsters where Science shows us Windmills.~Phat, remixed

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Phat
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Message 173 of 174 (905278)
01-21-2023 4:00 PM
Reply to: Message 172 by Theodoric
01-21-2023 2:28 PM


Re: Bonds or Gold?
Noted. You do have an argument, but the consensus is that we are entering a recession and that the past 30 years of compounded gains will take quite a hit. At this point in time, I would invest at least 10% into hard assets. They are not to be thought of as an investment but as an insurance policy.

The most difficult subjects can be explained to the most slow-witted man if he has not formed any idea of them already; but the simplest thing cannot be made clear to the most intelligent man if he is firmly persuaded that he knows already, without a shadow of a doubt, what is laid before him.” - Leo Tolstoy, The Kingdom of God is Within You (1894).
When both religious and non-religious people reach the same conclusions then you know religion isn't the reason.--Percy
Democrats should not be the only party. Respect the two-party system. -Phat, in December 2022
We see Monsters where Science shows us Windmills.~Phat, remixed

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