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  1. crank liked Lil Mike's post in the thread Libraries in America - who is using them?.

    We took our kids to the library growing up and went through the ritual of getting them library cards. They did go, particularly in connection to school work, but like anyone...

    Jul 12, 2018 at 7:33 PM
  2. crank liked jay runner's post in the thread Libraries in America - who is using them?.

    We have few homeless here, but the libraries will let them get relief from the 110 deg. heat factor. The furniture is fairly comfortable. The old main library had a moat with...

    Jul 12, 2018 at 7:33 PM
  3. crank replied to the thread Libraries in America - who is using them?.

    You captured the magic of a library perfectly! Total escapism :)

    Jul 12, 2018 at 7:32 PM
  4. crank replied to the thread Libraries in America - who is using them?.

    haha .. yes they are good for DVD's! ours keeps a really good collection of obscure documentaries and BBC productions, along with mainstream movies etc. a most wonderful...

    Jul 12, 2018 at 7:31 PM
  5. crank replied to the thread What is the bottom line why Socialism is really being pushed around the globe?.

    a) anyone who voluntarily migrates to your nation, should accommodate YOU, not the other way around. it's absurd to spend money on accommodating people who wilfully refuse to...

    Jul 12, 2018 at 7:24 PM
  6. crank replied to the thread Why is it that everyone that wants socialism.

    From my perspective, only an idiot DOESN'T do that. Perhaps not earning $200k and living on $30k, but certainly when we've earned big money, we didn't spend a dime over 50% of...

    Jul 12, 2018 at 7:18 PM
  7. crank replied to the thread What is the bottom line why Socialism is really being pushed around the globe?.

    They have not now, nor ever been, 'robbed' of community and family. They have simply had the misfortune to be born into families which hold no especial allegiance to each...

    Jul 12, 2018 at 7:10 PM
  8. crank replied to the thread What is the bottom line why Socialism is really being pushed around the globe?.

    No clue how you extrapolated that. I live in a nation with nationalised healthcare, and we're only 'slightly' socialist (Scandinavia style).

    Jul 12, 2018 at 7:05 PM
  9. crank replied to the thread What is the bottom line why Socialism is really being pushed around the globe?.

    Well good. I had the impression you were 'accommodating' people who refuse to speak English .. via official and commercial provision of alternatives. If that's not so, I...

    Jul 12, 2018 at 7:02 PM
  10. crank liked Bees's post in the thread What is the bottom line why Socialism is really being pushed around the globe?.

    I'm Canadian dude. We're not a socialist country, we're a capitalist free market society with more robust social safety services than the US. Same for other western countries....

    Jul 12, 2018 at 6:50 PM
  11. crank replied to the thread What is the bottom line why Socialism is really being pushed around the globe?.

    In which case, you have a very limited understanding of the Socialist/Communist model. Such a model absolutely depends upon an army of obedient laborers .. who have zero...

    Jul 12, 2018 at 6:46 PM
  12. crank replied to the thread What is the bottom line why Socialism is really being pushed around the globe?.

    You are 100% correct, in every respect. These 'marxist' whiners would be the first to lose their minds under actual Socialism or Communism. Both systems depend upon a...

    Jul 12, 2018 at 6:36 PM
  13. crank liked roorooroo's post in the thread What is the bottom line why Socialism is really being pushed around the globe?.

    I agree that the lure of socialism is the "utopia" that will "be created" where "poverty will vanish." Socialism apparently removes competition and there would be no more...

    Jul 12, 2018 at 6:35 PM
  14. crank replied to the thread What is the bottom line why Socialism is really being pushed around the globe?.

    That's another reason you need it, urgently. Once free healthcare and free education are provided to all ... there are no more excuses. You will know immediately who is and who...

    Jul 12, 2018 at 6:33 PM
  15. crank replied to the thread What is the bottom line why Socialism is really being pushed around the globe?.

    Exactly .. you really need nationalised free healthcare for all. And agree, Northern Europe is not Socialist. You are (America, that is) in the state you're in because of...

    Jul 12, 2018 at 6:29 PM
  16. crank replied to the thread What is the bottom line why Socialism is really being pushed around the globe?.

    You're kidding, right? Do you have any idea what life is like under Communism? No one gets to go their own way. No one gets to be an 'artist'. No one gets to sleep in. It's a...

    Jul 12, 2018 at 6:25 PM
  17. crank replied to the thread Why is it that everyone that wants socialism.

    If you're making $200k, but living on $30k, you can indeed lose that job. Further, that extra $170k per year is the buffer you build against 'emergency'.

    Jul 11, 2018 at 9:18 PM
  18. crank liked Kyklos's post in the thread Why is it that everyone that wants socialism.

    Interestingly, the word "idiot" comes from the Greek ἰδιώτης, idiōtēs 'a private person, or individual', and idios meaning 'private', 'one's own'. If a Greek citizen did not...

    Jul 11, 2018 at 9:15 PM
  19. crank replied to the thread Why is it that everyone that wants socialism.

    True, in fact and practice! The overgrown babies hate to do the conformity thing. Which is why so many overgrown babies end up living in tents, I guess.

    Jul 11, 2018 at 9:15 PM
  20. crank liked Steve N's post in the thread California university works to reduce number of white people on campus.

    I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character....

    Jul 11, 2018 at 7:46 PM
  21. crank liked Grokmaster's post in the thread California university works to reduce number of white people on campus.

    Using RACE as the basis of ANY DECISION is "RACIST" by definition.

    Jul 11, 2018 at 7:46 PM
  22. crank replied to the thread All Things Australia.

    Can you explain why his saying that is an issue? Seriously, I want to know. If you ARE condemning it - you have evidently never spent much time around groups of females...

    Jul 11, 2018 at 7:43 PM
  23. crank replied to the thread All Things Australia.

    As I said, male violence etc is a separate conversation. And one which would go without saying if it didn't need to be said ... again and again). What we do about them has...

    Jul 11, 2018 at 7:40 PM
  24. crank liked Bowerbird's post in the thread declining standard of living in Australia.

    What he is not saying is that the black kids were all downloading thier books off of the internet;)

    Jul 11, 2018 at 7:31 PM
  25. crank replied to the thread declining standard of living in Australia.

    You've missed the point, entirely. And you're dead wrong if you think gaining a medical degree isn't sheer, unadulterated hard (mental AND physical) work. It's probably the...

    Jul 11, 2018 at 7:31 PM
  26. crank replied to the thread Libraries in America - who is using them?.

    It's more for the earlier school years (say 5 - 15, and university).

    Jul 11, 2018 at 7:28 PM
  27. crank replied to the thread Libraries in America - who is using them?.

    Of COURSE I influenced them (to be readers). What sort of shitty parent doesn't encourage their kids to read? Electronic devices are not 'magical' in the same way books are.

    Jul 11, 2018 at 7:27 PM
  28. crank replied to the thread Why is it that everyone that wants socialism.

    More to the point ..... the average junior Commie, Marxist, Socialist Prog, etc hates this kind of social responsibility conformity more than anyone alive ... yet they're the...

    Jul 11, 2018 at 7:16 PM
  29. crank liked ellesdee's post in the thread What is the bottom line why Socialism is really being pushed around the globe?.

    “The entire world is leaving socialist countries to come to the US.” I love your nonsensical hyperbole!

    Jul 11, 2018 at 7:13 PM
  30. crank replied to the thread What is the bottom line why Socialism is really being pushed around the globe?.

    Socialism, like Communism, depends upon every 'able bodied' adult pulling their weight. Do you suppose today's American is likely to accept that? Norwegians et al did, in the...

    Jul 11, 2018 at 7:11 PM
  31. crank replied to the thread What is the bottom line why Socialism is really being pushed around the globe?.

    Nothing .. you guys REALLY need nationalised free healthcare - urgently. But in the meantime, your other points may be a misfire. Consider that the 'socialist democracies' of...

    Jul 11, 2018 at 7:08 PM
  32. crank replied to the thread declining standard of living in Australia.

    You're absolutely incorrect. They are able to do this (in one generation, actually) because they work harder at it than we do. When our kids are doing an hour a day of assigned...

    Jul 11, 2018 at 12:58 AM
  33. crank replied to the thread All Things Australia.

    :eek:

    Jul 11, 2018 at 12:50 AM
  34. crank replied to the thread All Things Australia.

    Taking the opportunity to prey on someone who put herself in a very vulnerable state and location. We cannot ignore personal responsibility. The Darwin Awards exposes people...

    Jul 11, 2018 at 12:46 AM
  35. crank replied to the thread Humanity has no moral nature.

    Not quite correct. Morals are simply the habituated and evolved behaviours which confer the greatest chance of survival of the 'pack'. Children are the next generation so...

    Jul 11, 2018 at 12:36 AM
  36. crank replied to the thread Why is it that everyone that wants socialism.

    what the hell does 'attractive' mean in this context? you didn't explain that. and even still, the third world villager was just one iteration of the same thing. solid families...

    Jul 10, 2018 at 7:19 PM
  37. crank replied to the thread declining standard of living in Australia.

    It's not a result of being 'smart', it's a result of a much stronger work ethic. Their 'smarts' is in recognising that IQ has nothing on hard work.

    Jul 10, 2018 at 7:15 PM
  38. crank replied to the thread Why is it that everyone that wants socialism.

    What does that even mean? Why are you required to be attracted to it (again, whatever that means)? This is about people being responsible to their social group, in order to...

    Jul 10, 2018 at 7:11 PM
  39. crank replied to the thread Libraries in America - who is using them?.

    Ditto. My kids always prefer to read an actual book, despite being tech-heads in regards to everything else.

    Jul 10, 2018 at 7:08 PM
  40. crank liked rcfoolinca288's post in the thread Libraries in America - who is using them?.

    My children still loves to read the old fashion way.....by reading real books, not the electronic kind. I find it odd as they are comfortable on the computer for many things,...

    Jul 10, 2018 at 7:08 PM