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  •  See you at our next meeting! (0+ / 0-)

    Wow.  I didn't expect to see you here, but it makes sense.

    Our next meeting is Wednesday 7PM.  We have a treat this month, in honor of our fourth anniversary, five members are preparing treats and snacks and they're even donating it all for free!

    This is the meeting where we plan our full summer of protests and sit-ins, so give it a thought for maybe some suggestions.

    Oh yeah, our local chapter is now the largest in the country.   We are now the envy of all the other Birther cells!

    P.S.  I'll keep your membership a secret outside our cell.

    •  My, my. You don't know Amity? (0+ / 0-)

      Funny.  Your comments are so like her writings.  Oh, not in style at all.  She's much more polished.  But the same total misreading of recent history and reinterpretation of economics in ridiculous ways that no economist or historian of any real note agrees with.  In her case she's fluffed her one and only degree in English from Yale into a career rewriting economic history.  Liberty Issues comments on the other hand (which began on March 25, 2013) contain a thin veneer of Intro to Econ and Intro to Accounting plastered over a non-Ivy undergrad poli-sci major who's read a lot of the real Amity Schlaes.

      Liberty Issues is a troll.

      (BTW, I really did know Jared and Noah Schlaes back in Chicago.  They did contract work for me appraising commercial properties.)

      "Some folks rob you with a six-gun, some rob you with a fountain pen." - Woody Guthrie

      by Involuntary Exile on Sat Apr 27, 2013 at 08:29:58 AM PDT

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      •  Prove it. (0+ / 0-)

        Can you be more specific on where you claim I am wrong?  I will respond entirely with original source documentation.  Will you provide us with original source documentation?

        Throwing stones is way too easy and (perhaps) beneath you.

        For now, these are the official dates for business cycles since the early 1980s.  As you'll see, the Depression was indeed over when FDR took office without dime of stimulus.

        And the "postwar boom" DID begin with an immediate recession, eventually  five in only 16 years, 1945-1961

        www.nber.org/cycles/cyclesmain.html

        Next, John Kennedy can confirm the delusional "postwar boom" in his own voice.  This is is his first SOTU in 1961. The economic misery, bad as it was, is not the major point.

        Start at 5:30 in the video when he starts describing the misery.  In his summation, he says that we then ranked "near the bottom in economic growth."

        Hmmm, near the world's worst economy after a postwar boom? Now consider that a mere 16 years earlier we were the only industrial base left on earth.  Falling from the top to the bottom in  is one hell of a collapse, especially in a "boom"

        Just one more.  JFK describes the severe recession of 1958 ... which began one year after the Interstate Highway (infrastructure) began.  Hmm. another failed stimulus.  

        Judge for yourself,  Do you believe John Kennedy or Paul Krugman?

        www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPg5Em_F94U

        I eagerly await the details on what you challenge.  
        I really do look forward to educating the readers of Daily Kos on any topic I described.  All my documentation will be original source data, as I learned in school.

        I'm glad you took my reference to Birthers in the humor I intended.  But we'll soon learn, won't we?

        Meanwhile readers may decide for themselves -- of they so choose -- my  original comment vs your response -- which one is a depiction of specific details and which one was a rather vague hissy fit.

        In other words, this "troll" challenges you to put up or shut up.  Any questions?

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