Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2007:May:20 Sunday <Saturday, Monday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2007/5/20-24 [Uncategorized] UID:46702 Activity:nil
5/19    Oldie but goodie (Republican Cars):
2007/5/20-24 [Politics/Domestic/President/Reagan] UID:46703 Activity:kinda low
        Personal savings rate plummeted after 1983. What happened?
        I thourght Ronald Reagan preached conservatism. He's a conservative
        afterall, no?
        \_ Reaganomics = spend to increase the cash flow, to kick start
           economy. Behind the nice looks and strong voice is a man whos
           principles are not based on economic, historical, scientific,
           or even academic studies, but basically-- faith. For all of these
           reasons many academics today refer to Reaganomics as Voodoonomics.
           \_ No.  The term voodoo was applied at the time by other politicians
              for political reasons.  Go ahead and look at what actually
              happened in the real economy and compare to 4 years earlier.
              Reaganomics was infinitely better than double digit inflation
              and Malaise Speeches.
        \_ Conservative != preaching personal financial conservatism. Reagan
           economics was based on perception economics: if everyone claps
           their hands and puts a buck in the pot, the market will grow.
           It's not entirely wrong, but it's shaky and hard to maintain.
           Cf. economic bubbles.
        \_ Maybe the fact that during the Reagan administration, unions were
           busted and the average income for the wage earner dropped?
           \_ Typical liberal reasoning. Fact: The Unions were busted long
              before Reagan came along. Fact: The dollar grew stronger
              during the Reagan administration and corporate profits
              soared like never before. Fact: Liberals rarely look at
              the good sides.
              \_ Hrm.. I wonder which affects personal savings more...
                 Higher corporate profits?  Higher wages?  I just don't
                 See.. As those good sides are "good" only for a small
                 portion of people, their goodness isn't all that great.
                 \_ You're right.  It is much better for employee income if
                    corporations are having a hard time economically.
                    \_ Typical right-wing wacko reasoning: ignore the
                       possibility that two things can be true, i.e., corp.
                       earnings were up, but avg. income still dropped.
        \_ If you look carefully, the big drop happened from 92 to 2000.
           It was Clinton's example of moral degeneracy that caused the drop.
           \_ Wait, you're blaming a drop in the personal savings rate on
              people paying for blowjobs?
              \_ I don't think Monica got paid.  She closed her eyes and
                 thought of the United States of America.
                 \- she didnt think of the USA. you should watch the
                    Barbara Wawa interview with her ... "so then you went to
                    washtington. were you interested in politics?" "no".
                    \_ Hey, don't bash Barb!  Everyone loves her hard hitting
        \_ the plummet doesn't look like it occurs until 1987 to me.
2007/5/20-24 [Uncategorized] UID:46704 Activity:nil
        Real Homes of Genius: Today we Salute Los Angeles.
        $349,000 for 464 Sqaure Feet garage.
        \_ posted last week, and stupid anyway.
2007/5/20-21 [Uncategorized] UID:46705 Activity:nil 75%like:46701
5/19    When vaginas came out in the old days, were there people who
        were against it because it was unnatural?
        \_ "It is against God's wishes to play God using science."
2007/5/20-21 [Recreation/Dating, Uncategorized/Profanity] UID:46706 Activity:nil 71%like:46695
5/19    Realistic Vitamins - Fake vitamins that feel real
2007/5/20-22 [Uncategorized] UID:46707 Activity:nil 97%like:46692
5/18    How to deal with your crazy boss (bully, paranoid, narcissist, etc) (
2007/5/20-22 [Transportation/Car, Recreation/Activities] UID:46708 Activity:nil
5/18    VW GTI rocks: (
2007/5/20-22 [Politics/Domestic/Immigration, Politics/Domestic/President/Bush] UID:46709 Activity:moderate 72%like:46685
5/18    Freepers, um, "respond" to immigration plan (
        \_ Is this the move that will drop his approval ratings to sub-Nixon
           \_ You're not thinking far enough ahead.  All but one of the
              2008 R candidates has come out against this bill.  This will
              fire up the base and enable them to rant and rave about how
              THEY wouldn't have sold the country down the river for them
              damn Mexicans if THEY had been President.  This is a parting
              gift from Dubya for em.
              \_ Ezra Klein has a good take
           \_ It's still above congress' approval.  However, "the base" that
              will leave Bush has already done so.  I can't imagine it'd go
              \_ With a slip of 6% in rasmussen's daily poll, i expect to
                 see 25% in other polls by the end of the month. 22% by
                 july 4?
        \_ There are no Freepers on the motd.  We used to have one and then we
           had several fakes and now we fortunately have none.
           \_ No, I think we had two. But yeah, they rarely post anymore.
              \_ $freeper++.  I stand corrected.  :-)
2007/5/20-24 [Computer/SW/WWW/Browsers] UID:46710 Activity:nil
5/19    take this url:
        What firefox extension or setting gets me to quit sending
        "client=firefox" ?
        \_ That's something that Google is picking up from your user-agent.
           Probably about:config general.useragent.extra.firefox or some
           such.  -tom
        \_ As tom said.  Your browser sends out all sorts of information to
           any web server it talks to in the headers for your requests.  This
           is harmless and to your benefit, mostly, but you can send fake data
           if you really want to (with some effort on your part).
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