Liberalism...I think I like it!

Discussion in 'Political Discussions' started by b4cz28, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. b4cz28

    b4cz28 Active Member

    We got way off topic on this one.
  2. AUTiger00

    AUTiger00 New Member

    There is a reason your state has produced jobs as every other state loses them. Primarily, Gov. Perry is poaching companies from California with attractive tax incentives. As much as you may dislike the tax structure there, Texas is much more business friendly than other states and you're providing an educated workforce (not sure how long that will last with the cuts to education being imposed but it currently exists). Texas is currently a very attractive place to do business.
  3. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator

    Yeah, I think it happened in about the first 5 posts!
  4. 03310151

    03310151 Active Member

    What is remarkable about the Japanese life expectancy is that it remains so high (and keeps going up). You would think a country with an astronomically high suicide rate would have a lower life expectancy. Plus, I think that Okinawa helps to skew Japans numbers higher.
  5. jaer57

    jaer57 New Member

    Not to mention that when you go to a McDonald's or something similar and order a large anything, it is equivalent to an American small or even smaller than a small. Portion sizes are sooo much smaller just across the board...
  6. 03310151

    03310151 Active Member

    Plus they have Green-Tea flavored milkshakes at McDonalds. When I was in Tokyo they had the most amazing vending maching selections. I was not sure what I was buying half the time, it was like playing lets make a deal.

    Human Tetris was always a treat when trying to take the train or walk around downtown. And don't get me started on the mashed up fish pulp that's fried into different shapes....the smell permeates everywhere. Whew!
  7. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member

    Here's how to get those dancing bananas on your post. Hit the colon, then write banana, then hit the colon again and you get this :banana:
  8. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Okinawans are what, 1% of Japan's population? Wouldn't they have to live for.. wait for it... ten thousand years to significantly impact the national average? (Banzai!)
  9. Abner

    Abner Well-Known Member

    Thanks Tedmeister!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Abner :banana:
  10. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    LOL! Well, if 1% is the actual number, for every 100 more years the average Okinawan lives than the rest of the population, it would increase the life expectancy of the entire country by one year. Do the Okinawans live to an average of 180? That would account for one year of the life expectancy difference between USA and Japan... :banana:
  11. 03310151

    03310151 Active Member

    Ah-so Grasshopper, your Math-Fu is correct. (Almost anyway, Okinawan's account for 0.7% of the entire Japanese population) ;)

    "Thank you"
  12. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    Hm. By my calculations (show me where I err, if I err), that number is about 10x too high. If the average Okinawan lived for 10,000 years, those years, distributed among the entire population, would raise the life expectancy by about 100. Now, I guess "significant" is subjective, but I would consider a number as low as 5 to be significant.
  13. Hadashi no Gen

    Hadashi no Gen New Member


    ピース :cool:
  14. 03310151

    03310151 Active Member

    That's not fair! I had to google the phrase "Thank you" to post those characters. I'm a typical white guy in that I only speak one language...bad and improper English.
  15. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    I don't suppose that the typical white guy has five degrees :eek2:
  16. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Well yeah, you're right, of course, but that would ruin my banzai joke! :notworthy:

  17. Abner

    Abner Well-Known Member

    He He he!!!!!!!!!! Ay que Stevito!

    Abner :smile:
  18. Abner

    Abner Well-Known Member

    Yeah, some equate liberalism with with the term libertine.


    Libertine - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary


    Liberalism - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary

    I was recently incorrectly profiled by a member who has VERY right leaning thoughts (and that's ok). He quickly attempted to brand and or label me in one manner. If I say I am a Democrat, he says: "I am a typical liberal who spouts off but turns away like a sissy if I am confronted". He later adds that I must be "a be a guy who drives a prius and wears birkenstocks". This type of branding is becoming so tiresome, and I would tell you to believe what you believe, who cares what others think. I consider myself to be moderate Democrat. Although California is branded as being very liberal, we have pockets in Cali that are ULTRA conservative. I am sure Surf Doctor can back me up on this since he actually lives in California and resides in my conservative county.

    Since receiving my MBA, I do a lot of business with people of all political leanings. I do contract work with dems, reps, etc. I think in the end most of us our good people who think they have the rights answers. In the end, the individual must do the right thing. If that means giving a hungry man a sandwich, or giving someone some clothes to wear, then I will do it. These were the ways taught to me long ago. A party name does not give an individual more morality, it is up to the individual to be moral.

    Just my early morning ramblings,

    Abner :)
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 11, 2011
  19. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member

    So you've seen the light.
  20. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    I hate it when that happens.

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