[FoRK] Obama: communitarian, redistributionist, confused? (from NYT)

geege schuman geege4 at gmail.com
Mon Aug 25 13:58:19 PDT 2008

Oh gawd.  Jeff's gonna argue that Obama's capital gains tax increase will
have a chilling effect on investments in just those kinds of booms.

On Mon, Aug 25, 2008 at 4:48 PM, Stephen D. Williams <sdw at lig.net> wrote:

> Jeff Bone wrote:
>> On Aug 25, 2008, at 1:35 PM, Stephen D. Williams wrote:
>>  Jeff Bone wrote:
>>>> For fucks sake, really.
>>> Oh lighten up.  Don't worry, be happy.
>> FFSR.
> ?  I vote for the 3rd definition:
> FFSR    Factory Fitted Sun Roof
> FFSR    Fast Forward Signal Regeneration
> FFSR    Fire-fighters Union of the Slovak Republic
> FFSR    Flip Front Stereo-Radio (automotive classifieds
>> That's how I need to start all of these.
>> You Shiny Happy Change people are going to install a guy who's going to
>> wreck the rest of your professional lives on top of the disaster of the last
>> 8 years, just in a different direction.  I hope you enjoy what you get.
> As a market trader, I would think that you would grok that much of the
> value of things and the will to move in a positive direction has to do with
> attitude, inspiration, and, while not least, not the only thing either:
> predicting the future.  The market is one place where optimism really works.
>  Maybe not for every irrationally exuberant individual investor, but for the
> market and society as a whole, it does.  How do you quantify the missed
> opportunities caused by the attention and massive amount of money mostly
> wasted by bumbling leadership in the last 8 years?
> How are our professional lives going to be threatened by either candidate?
> There is some infomercial that was previewed on some channel I had on as
> background noise last night from a woman doing a seminar around here.  She
> was making the point, which I live by to the puzzlement of the
> non-entrepreneurs around me, that: The way to success (money, etc.) is not
> to save, but to create.  We need a groundswell of interest in getting
> critical mass together for non-oil energy, robotics, AI, space industrialism
> and colonization, accelerating the already heady medical field, educating
> the third world, etc.  The dividends from NASA in the 60's+ and the Internet
> boom have been massive and pervasive.  We could start a new boom whenever we
> feel like it.  Focus, incent, invest, reward, foster markets, recognize, and
> teach and you can accomplish amazing things.
> If I were to pick the areas ripe for a boom, they would be: alternative
> energy of every type including nuclear, robotics+AI with the aim to automate
> a broad range of driving, flying, factory, building, and farming, and
> aggressively educating the third world while maintaining a very solid core
> curriculum with modern values and concepts.  For the latter, I would quid
> pro quo everything upon acceptance and teaching of modern secular ideas and
> values, otherwise not one dime of aid and good luck with the pirates and
> mercenaries.  Additionally, I would make it easiest to immigrate to new
> emerging cities in currently undeveloped more or less badland areas
> (Rockies), and then connect those with very good trains, planes, and
> Internet.
> The Positive Power of Negative Thinking: Using Defensive Pessimism to
> Harness Anxiety and Perform at Your Peak (Paperback)
> by Julie Norem
> This is a really good podcast that I listened to just last week:
> http://deimos3.apple.com/WebObjects/Core.woa/Browse/wellesley.edu.1221592283.01221592286.1497946743?i=1926244411
> http://itunes.wellesley.edu/
> http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0465051391/102-3978057-5992903?ie=UTF8&tag=qualfrog-20&amp;linkCode=xm2&camp=1789&creativeASIN=0465051391<http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0465051391/102-3978057-5992903?ie=UTF8&tag=qualfrog-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=1789&creativeASIN=0465051391>
> Maybe you need a little of this:
> http://www.authentichappiness.sas.upenn.edu/Default.aspx
> Shiny Happy People (discovermagazine.com seems to be down):
> http://discovermagazine.com/2006/aug/shinyhappy/article_view?b_start:int=1&-C=
> sdw
>  jb
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