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  • in reply to: It’s not medical rationing #410841

    Parker
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    Obamacare is like Reaganomics. They are shorthand. We pack them with whatever meaning we want to send and the listener imports whatever meaning they want to hear.

    I think the whole “repeal” Obamacare” is pretty silly. Once the hearings start and people see what is in the legislation most will find things they like and the hearings will backfire.

    Doctors will not quit in droves. Some may retire – fine, let them, good riddance. Where are they going to go? Canada? Europe? HA!

    in reply to: Election Results – November 2, 2010 #411080

    Parker
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    We’re far from “I may disagree with you, but I’m pretty sure you’re not Hitler” (a la John Stewart), but we need to get there. We’re not far from being a nation concerned about the welfare of our neighbors, but we have a hard time talking about it because that part of our language has been abused and distorted.

    in reply to: 2010 Franklinton Tour of Homes – 10/17/10 #407324

    Parker
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    yea, I think he’s (pretty sure it’s a he – that saggital crest is a give away!) in one of the Martin Ave. houses.

    in reply to: 2010 Franklinton Tour of Homes – 10/17/10 #407322

    Parker
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    Roland wrote >>
    [img]http://lh6.ggpht.com/_lE_xftu5YNw/TLdZVVaNULI/AAAAAAAADJM/g5DHUC9ja34/s800/jim_gorilla2.png[/img]
    “Jim knows how to get things done.”

    and he gets them done – apparently he’s the only person willing to talk about that 900# gorilla on the lawn!

    in reply to: 2010 Franklinton Tour of Homes – 10/17/10 #407319

    Parker
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    Jim’s backdrop is one of our featured properties on the tour! And, it is connected with Columbus’ 2010 Community Garden of the Year – Franklinton Gardens. FG’s Director, Patrick Kaufman, will be on hand to talk about how they did it, and how many thousands of pounds of food they grew for market, pantries, and gardeners’ dinner tables (breakfast and lunch, too), and where they plan to go from here. He might even have some pointers for the White House’s gardeners…

    in reply to: 2010 Franklinton Tour of Homes – 10/17/10 #407312

    Parker
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    The Franklinton Homeowners Association has a new web site. It’s still being developed but we hope to have the tour brochure up soon. This link takes you to tour info (it’s the same stuff as above with some more photos)

    http://www.franklinton.110mb.com/tour.htm

    in reply to: 2010 Franklinton Tour of Homes – 10/17/10 #407303

    Parker
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    Anyone know of a local Franklinton watering hole that’s open on Sundays? Colombini’s is nice but they’re closed on then.

    in reply to: 2010 Franklinton Tour of Homes – 10/17/10 #407295

    Parker
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    As before, we’ve got a nice lineup of members showing their homes this year, and a few that are even on the market. About 7 to 8 total. Most have had a substantial amount of work done on them in recent years, one is a “before rehab” and another is described as “a work in progress”. If you’re excited by progress in urban Columbus and the prospects for a revitalized near-downtown neighborhood, you’ll enjoy the tour – come check it out!

    in reply to: Fence installation? #391994

    Parker
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    If you are looking for a simple picket fence, 4′ high, do it yourself. Very easy to do: post holes every 8′, no concrete just dirt and gravel (concrete retains water and rots wood, even treated wood, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise), pre-fab fence sections. All pretty inexpensive.

    in reply to: Stop Rich Street Bridge #352348

    Parker
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    I like the idea of a connection to the Arena District since the Souder Ave bridge is so narrow and only connects via SR33. Otherwise, SR 315 and Grandview Ave Bridge are the only other ways to head north. But, it won’t happen since the combination of rail lines and highway interchanges makes construction on the north bank of FTON cost prohibitive, if not impossible (part of FTON’s decline as well).

    I think a Main and Rich bridges make perfect sense. Part of the Downtown 2010 plan is to continue developing the East FTON and the south side of downtown. In the 50-year life expectancy of a bridge, that would make both very useful and needed and will go a long way to addressing current and future traffic while also reconnecting the west side.

    Now for a way to reconnect Sullivant and Mound to downtown via the Main St. bridge… but that’s another 25 year plan.

    in reply to: Schottenstein Integrated Food and Energy Research Park #332052

    Parker
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    Parker
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    Libertarianism and other hyper-individualistic ideologies are counter to most religious philosophies that promote community values and being your “brothers keeper”. That said, libertarianism is also counter to most social conservativism.

    Free-market do not exist. It’s a theory or maybe a Weberian Ideal Type, but not much more. There are always instances of government interaction with the market – one of the acts prescribed by government in the constitution is to regulate trade. Tariffs, bounties, trade agreements and other policies exist in the past and present just as the strong relationship between public and private interests: mercantilism, colonial charter companies, no bid contracts for the military…. all non free-market relationships between public and private interests.


    Parker
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    What is the role of the government if not to protect and ensure life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness (not profit) for its people?


    Parker
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    pilsner wrote >>

    @Parker
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    Marxism and Communism is completely dead in America now. The USA Commie Party only has a couple hundred members if that. No one in their right mind would want government to be the producer of our shoes, TV’s, airplanes, etc. Oddly, most conservatives/libertarians have no problem with Chinese state-owned companies making those products and exporting them to us practically duty-free using slave labor. Go figure.
    Ever notice how conservatives/libertarians have a knee-jerk reaction of calling anyone a Marxist who brings up the European social contract though?

    It’s the guilt by association… they associate the European systems (successful at that) with commies and they automatically become guilty of being commies. I guess if you say something enough times, it becomes true. Sad really. There’s a lot of faults with the different European systems, but a lot of good examples that can be drawn on (did I say different? Wow the Tea-baggers could learn from that alone!)


    Parker
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    Hong Kong works because the PRC allows it to be it’s capital arm of the state. Pilsner is right. There is no pure libertarianism, especially in Hong Kong.

    Technically Marxism has not been tried. Communism is nothing more than state controlled capitalism. It’s not what Marx talked about but rather a clever, if not misleading, representation of a set of ideas that duped others into participating. BTW – Marx said he wasn’t a Marxist after hearing how other “Marxists” represented his ideas. Either way, Marx got it wrong anyway.

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