posted on Sep, 25 2007 @ 10:18 AM
reply to post by RedGolem
OK, Ms R/G, you have a one-upmanship on me. Mr Hsu is really in deep do-do. I made a wrong assumption. Even smart people do dumb things.
Hillary has returned the $800,000, but to who? Mr Hsu? He was on the run. Or was he bundling? Hmm? Of course, those “bundled” donors may still
want to support Hillary and so she may get $800,000 back by return mail? Aside: A more intimate form of bundling was practiced in 18th and 19th
century America when young men courting a girl would stay overnight. Both slept in the same bed, but were separated by a ‘bundling board’ to keep
them honest and her not pregnant. End.
As for globalists. Although I never paid the annual dues, I have in the past subscribed to the Foreign Affairs Quarterly. The CFR has represented the
best thinking in America much too long for me to remember. Because it is generally pro internationalist, the Republican Party - after the 1912
election steadfastly anti-internationalist - and its standard bearers - excluding Eisenhower and Nixon - have most frequently taken the position
opposite to that taken by the CFR. There has followed a lot of gratuitous slander hurled by people who knew better. Which is disappointing. Poorly
informed voters are befuddled and have often voted against their own long term best interest thinking they were doing just the opposite. Voters tend
to be checker players, high level politicians prefer chess.
Globalism neither can be nor should be reversed. Almost all of the West or Euro states have morphed from industrial giants into service economies.
I equate wealth with material things. Unless you create something I can hold or see, you have not created wealth. Instead, you - the generic - are
mystified by the stacks of money paid for shuffling assets. I deny a service economy can be permanent because it creates NOTHING. It is not clear to
me how long it - a service economy - can exist before the FINAL accounting comes. A service economy most closely resembles the illegal Ponzi schemes.
But as the adage goes, you “Never Look A Gift Horse In The Mouth!” Or, if that is not right on point, try "Never Bite the Hand That Feeds
The vexing issue is how to convert from a manufacturing base to a service base in a way that is fair to all the people involved. I cannot offer any
help on that.
[edit on 9/25/2007 by donwhite]