Bill Wiltrack
I believe in the inherent good of Organized Labor
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  • Jan 03, 2013 12:15 PM
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    Good advice...


    Thank you my friend.



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  • Jan 03, 2013 12:15 PM
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    Thank you to the mind-numbing phoney conservatives. Thank you for eating shit and thinking that it's steak. - Then asking for more.

    Thank you for the 30+ years of TOTALLY fucked-up, upside-down thinking.


    Thank you Capitalism. The Most FUCKED-UP political philosophy in the history of modern man! = Conservatism.




    Check your Yahoo page for this complete article:

    Though America may be the "land of opportunity," Switzerland will be the best place to be born in 2013 according to a quality-of-life index from the Economist Intelligence Unit.

    The EIU, a sister company to The Economist magazine, determines quality of life based on surveys of the population covering 11 factors including wealth, crime, family life, trust in government and the stability of the economy.

    Income estimates for babies born in 2013 are based on projections for the year 2030, when those children will come of age.

    The top ten best places to be born in 2013:
    1. Switzerland
    2. Australia
    3. Norway
    4. Sweden
    5. Denmark
    6. Singapore
    7. New Zealand
    8. Netherlands
    9. Canada
    10. Hong Kong


    With its small but very stable economy, Switzerland comes in first, wealthy, healthy and trusting of its public institutions. The United States, "where babies will inherit the large debts of the boomer generation, languishes back in 16th place," the EIU explains. Feeling the effects of the European monetary crisis, "the largest European economies, France (26), Germany (tied with the U.S. for 16) and Britain (27), don't do particularly well."

    The quality-of-life index also reflects changes in the Middle East and North Africa, where "life expectancy continues to increase steadily and political freedoms have spread across the globe," though Nigeria comes in as the worst place for a baby to be born in 2013.

    Other interesting ratings include China, coming in at 49, and Russia, coming in at 72.

    Back in 1988, the United States was in first place, with France in second, and West Germany in third. Zimbabwe was last, with Iraq second to last and Iran third to last.

    All said, the takeaway from the index seems to be that in today's world, a country's stability and trust in public institutions results in the best quality of life for its citizens.



    My thesis for this thread: Conservatism is THE WORST POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY in the history of man.




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  • Jan 03, 2013 11:20 AM
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    In part:


    "We must unite for the people.

    "And that is really the idea of the United States. It’s the Unity of States. But it’s even deeper than that. It’s expressive of the Unity of People, that it’s all for one and one for all. Our nation’s first motto, E pluribus unum, out of many we are one, stresses the power of unity.

    "The idea of human unity is implicit in this nation.

    "In my visits across America, I discovered that there is an underlying unity which binds us as Americans, which calls us forward to a higher purpose.

    "I have also come to understand that our politics divides people. The politics of polarization and hyperpartisanship has become obviously quite destructive, nearly incapacitating government.

    "Yet at such a time the hunger for unity is the greatest. But the ideological difference between us widens.

    "We need a new politics in America, which unites people, which sets aside partisan differences for the greater good of the country, which strives to reconnect with the greatness of the nation and the goodness of the American people.

    "What would that politics look like?

    "The rhetoric would change to one of mutual respect. The questioning of motives would end. The poisoned system of pay to play would be transformed by public financing. And our government would be rededicated to addressing the practical aspirations of all the American people, for jobs, for health care for all, for education for all, for retirement security for all and for environmental security. We need a new politics which creates jobs and celebrates the dignity of work. Our government must raise the status of working people and protect their rights. Our government must stress wealth creation over taxation, investment over debt, health over illness, peace over war, liberty over surveillance.

    "We have the capacity of choosing and choosing again, as we are involved in the most creative endeavor of human achievement - - actualizing the highest principles upon which this country was founded and infusing those principles into self-government. Unity. One nation. Under God. Liberty and justice for all. A new America is waiting to emerge. Let us call it forward with the same sense of wonder and expectation that the founders first evoked: the United States of America."





    Republicans are not only un-American they are anti-American. Why do Republican hate America?
    ~~~ Bill Wiltrack ~~~




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  • Jan 02, 2013 10:19 AM
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    Great post. GREAT post.



    The bottom line is the bottom line.


    We are greedy. Self-centered if allowed to be.



    The Republican party exploits this.



    What a shit life we have created...





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  • Jan 02, 2013 12:47 PM
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    Great insight.


    Have you tried to contact someone in the appropriate department in President Barack Obama's cabnet?



    Do you do guest speaking on radio or TV?



    Book signings?



    What, in you words, is your next step?



    Do you presently have a goal in following up your important writings?



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  • Jan 02, 2013 01:26 PM
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    I'm on board!


    I like the way you write.





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  • Dec 31, 2012 12:07 AM
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    Wow!


    Fantastic & informative post.


    THANK YOU so much for articulating that response.



    I'm blown away...




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  • Dec 31, 2012 12:07 AM
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    Who is Adelson?


    What is your legal name?

    Why do you respect Adelson?



    ...oh, and MOST important - WELCOME TO THE FORUM!




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  • Jan 01, 2013 01:52 PM
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    Rev Martin Luther King Jr.





    “I submit to you that if a man has not discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live.”
    ~~~ Martin Luther King, Jr. ~~~
    Speech in Detroit, Michigan 1963






    My thesis for this thread: Martin Luther King, Jr. is perhaps mankind's most recent GREAT philosopher. He died for what he lived for. Who amongst us is that strong? Who amongst us is willing to die for our philosophical beliefs?



    I LOVE Rev Martin Luther King Jr.. His quote above is all that is required for this dynamic thread...but I would like to add a few more MLK quotes in respect to his upcoming sacred birthday.

    I would also like to add that, for me, Dr. King associated worker rights with civil rights. I will forever in my life be indebted to him for this. Thank you Rev. Martin Luther King Jr..




    Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.



    Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.



    The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.



    A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.


    We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.







    God bless you Mr. King. - R.I.P.








    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a United States federal holiday marking the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around the time of King's birthday, January 15. The floating holiday is similar to holidays set under the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, though the act predated the establishment of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by 15 years.





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  • Dec 31, 2012 12:07 AM
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    I thank EVERYONE for responding.



    We have a lot of common ground.


    Happy New Year to ALL of you!





    Let's hope & work for the best, for our country, in 2013.



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