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Ben Sen commented on koshersalaami's blog post Privatization
"Israel isn't the only example of the perpetrated becoming the perpetrator, not now, and certainly not in world history.  It is, however, the most obvious example currently given the Holocaust, and how long and how devastating their…"
3 hours ago
koshersalaami commented on Rodney Roe's blog post SBA/RR Challenge, Current Events, Starbucks Memories and Starbucks Incident in Philly
"I just wandered over and asked a barista what he knew about Philly. He’s Black (which I say because out of full disclosure that that could affect his perspective). He said they weren’t allowed to discuss it but it’s online, then he…"
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koshersalaami commented on Rodney Roe's blog post SBA/RR Challenge, Current Events, Starbucks Memories and Starbucks Incident in Philly
"Watched the video of the arrest? Racism. No question. On the part of how the cops handled it.  But the question on the table isn’t the racism of the arrest, it’s the racism of the phone call. Given the reaction of Starbucks…"
4 hours ago
koshersalaami commented on koshersalaami's blog post Privatization
"First of all, it’s Israeli Immoral Exceptionalism.  Do you read? I’m not suggesting being uncritical of Israel, but singling out Israel in a sea of bad actors is bullshit and your repeated contention about Israel being guilty of the…"
5 hours ago
Ben Sen commented on koshersalaami's blog post Privatization
"On Hayek:  I think what obsessed him about Mill is that here was a man who by every factor that influenced Hayak, Mill's family background, status, his education, his obvious intellectual capacity, and his moral conviction, he should have…"
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Ben Sen commented on koshersalaami's blog post Privatization
"Is "Israeli moral exceptionalism" really the best argument you can come up with?  You may think you're being clever, but it clearly makes no sense.  It's only purpose is to confuse and convince those who still…"
6 hours ago
Ben Sen commented on koshersalaami's blog post Privatization
":"Israeli moral exceptionalism?"  Where did you make that one up?  Who is "holding Israel responsible for what you wouldn't hold other countries responsible?''  The UN?  The EU?  Any liberal who…"
6 hours ago
koshersalaami commented on Rodney Roe's blog post Observations on The Lancet, "Call the Midwife" and Global Healthcare
"Interesting"
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koshersalaami commented on Rodney Roe's blog post SBA/RR Challenge, Current Events, Starbucks Memories and Starbucks Incident in Philly
"Bit of a difference between some barista too irrationally afraid of a couple of customers to know how to handle them and a Charlottesville marcher. There’s racism in both but I wouldn’t yet conclude there’s hatred in…"
7 hours ago
Maui Surfer commented on koshersalaami's blog post Privatization
"Not to mix and match, but lets please remember, as we blend philosophy and Israel, that without Spinoza we wouldn't have gotten anywhere to begin with ... I can't imagine Netanyahu has a copy by his bedside, though I honestly hope I am…"
16 hours ago
Maui Surfer commented on koshersalaami's blog post Privatization
"I wish you would have wrote that play. My University Philosophy Prof was obsessed with Mill, just ate it alive. I became so disenchanted with the Chicago School that once I looked at Austria I could only see a charlatan in Hayek as an economist. As…"
16 hours ago
koshersalaami commented on Rodney Roe's blog post SBA/RR Challenge, Current Events, Starbucks Memories and Starbucks Incident in Philly
"The Philadelphia chief of police has now apologized because he says he was unaware that Starbucks often allows people to sit there without buying anything.  ADL has a problem with the BLM organization because they decided to tack getting…"
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koshersalaami commented on mary gravitt's blog post THE RED FLAG ASKS: CAN AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT SERVE TWO MASTERS KOCHISM & ZIONISM? PART ONE
"Is Zionism in Part 2? We knew he served Kochism."
23 hours ago
koshersalaami commented on Foolish Monkey's blog post SBA/RR Challenge: NON FICTION: meta check
"My last post contains the key to where Jimmy Hoffa is buried"
23 hours ago
koshersalaami commented on Rodney Roe's blog post SBA/RR Challenge, Current Events, Starbucks Memories and Starbucks Incident in Philly
"Not so crazy but if I were meeting someone on business I’d have two bucks"
yesterday
koshersalaami commented on Rodney Roe's blog post SBA/RR Challenge, Current Events, Starbucks Memories and Starbucks Incident in Philly
"I just think the probability of a couple of guys meeting someone for a business meeting not having two bucks or plastic is pretty infinitesimal. My guess is that they were pissed to be asked. I also have no idea how they were asked. "
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Male, Jewish, in my early sixties, married with kids (well, at this point I guess that should be "kid"). Thanks to Lezlie for avatar artwork - sort of a translation of my screen name. "Salaam" is peace in Arabic, hence the peace sign. (No, my name doesn't mean "hunk of meat" and yes, the pun is intentional.)

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Enough Already

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Privatization

Posted on April 18, 2018 at 6:10am 30 Comments

If you talk to Republicans about the Government, they’ll tell you that the more we privatize, the better because of greater efficiency in the private sector. My answer has been that, aside from the greater efficiency being mythical (which is why Dilbert is about the private sector), the intrinsic problems are that privatization adds an extra layer of expense in the form of profits for stockholders and that the ultimate focus of the organization shifts from ultimate responsibility to the…

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Quick report: JMac

Posted on April 17, 2018 at 12:45pm 11 Comments

Doing ok

Brother ok

Mainly offline these days

Two links about China

Posted on April 17, 2018 at 9:00am 3 Comments

I saw this today in an online trade magazine I get:…

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At 2:29am on November 5, 2017, Arthur James said…

At 5:42pm on November 4, 2017, Arthur James said…

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BEFOE BEFOR
BED... I
TRY ` GIN.
BE SOBER
&
HONEST
KIND
`~;~
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At 3:28pm on November 4, 2017, Arthur James said…

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TYY
A 3RD
TIME
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At 3:23pm on November 4, 2017, Arthur James said…

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TEST
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AND DELETER?
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At 3:20pm on November 4, 2017, Arthur James said…

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SEND STUCK COMMENTS
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STOOP/SNOOP
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At 3:16pm on November 4, 2017, Arthur James said…

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COMMENT STINK?
BATHE# ON SATURDAY.
MAYBE C)OMMENT NO STICK
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MATB HAYWATHA (NATIVE)
TEACH HOW TO WASH UP
ON SATURDAT NIGHT W@IUTH
`1 DIUAL' SOA SO WE
NO SMELL LIKE STINKY
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At 3:09pm on November 4, 2017, Arthur James said…

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WHO' NOT CONFUSED?
I WAS VIEWING YOUR
PAST BLOIG POST...`
IF YOU HAVE 5 &
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YOU NEED 2 &
1/2
PAI(R$SW OF SHOES.
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BRAGGING HE'S
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HIS
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At 3:01pm on November 4, 2017, Arthur James said…

At 1:26am on July 17, 2017, MV Neland said…

Koshersalaami, i always look forward to your posts because they both explain and further challenge. It's a gift. Thx for the invite.

At 11:03am on April 11, 2017, Maui Surfer said…

Yeah, I thought something I commented on had disappeared, but couldn't actually remember what it was for sure! Thanks for the heads up ... lorianne is truly amazing- she's the bomb.

 
 
 

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Enough Already

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ein einfaches Leben

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eenzaamheid en lonleiness

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