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  •  I used the word "desire" for a reason (n/t) (0+ / 0-)

    "So, please stay where you are. Don't move and don't panic. Don't take off your shoes! Jobs is on the way."

    by wader on Thu Oct 03, 2013 at 08:46:22 AM PDT

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    •  I realize that (1+ / 0-)
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      and it was not the concept under discussion. The concept under discussion has to do with "accuracy".

      Failing a germane, on-point answer from you, I guess all I can do is hope that thinking "You don't approve of being proactive" is wrong, even though it appears that way. Which is too bad--sensible people tend to be proactive wherever possible.

       Have a great day :D

      This all started with "what the Republicans did to language".

      by lunachickie on Thu Oct 03, 2013 at 08:53:48 AM PDT

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      •  My topic was about desire and motivation (0+ / 0-)

        Accuracy is unknown until things actually occur which can be measured, I feel.

        I've already laid out what I think will be the general process, with a guess at the potential results: another compromise of some sort after some funding for our bills is offered.

        Although I am often interested in analysis, predicting what will occur - in whichever direction, from whatever view of the reporting available - is not the same as being proactive, to me.

        That is, some investment firms are based solely on the notion that certain markets will fall and are called contrarian and/or bearish behavior - they are correct at certain points in time.  Not all of the time.  They do not proactively determine how the market might go and act accordingly to minimize hits to their portfolio + maximize profits, but stick with their guns as a general trend.  Again, that's only sometimes going to work out for the best, I've seen (as has my contrarian investor father).

        So, to me, I see proactive as what I have suggested - like many others here - before: calls to our representatives, LTEs, petitions, etc.; publishing the positives of better choices to be made and how we can make the best of today as a starting point to publicly counter liibertarian, cultural influences that Republicans and some corporation/industry-aligned Democrats consistently prop up as Common Wisdom and American values (i.e., welfare for the rich), etc.  Use the Internet for good, since cruel greed and embedded corruption in government backrooms abhors sunlight.

        Except for in-person lobbying and protests, I'm not sure how else we can be proactive.

        "So, please stay where you are. Don't move and don't panic. Don't take off your shoes! Jobs is on the way."

        by wader on Thu Oct 03, 2013 at 09:51:30 AM PDT

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        •  That's the whole idea (1+ / 0-)
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          thanks for your clarity:

          calls to our representatives
          Being done. Needs to continue. When you get through, make sure you let them know in no uncertain terms that if they're considering moving forward with Chained CPI, that it is not an acceptable option.

          This all started with "what the Republicans did to language".

          by lunachickie on Thu Oct 03, 2013 at 09:53:54 AM PDT

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          •  I've never supported Chained CPI as offered (0+ / 0-)

            in its variants, but that's only a single point, it seems.

            I'd like to see tax limits for SS raised, etc.

            "So, please stay where you are. Don't move and don't panic. Don't take off your shoes! Jobs is on the way."

            by wader on Thu Oct 03, 2013 at 10:35:18 AM PDT

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