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    Is GWB losing his marbles?

    As to Perkins' book, it is what it is. A largely autobiographical account of his involvement in the aforementioned scam. I found it interesting. As far as his being a lightwieght intellectually I tend to agree. I recall that he laments several times that the US did not use its hegmonity for...
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    Is GWB losing his marbles?

    One book I'd recommend reading is 'Confession of an Economic Hitman'. It came out last year. It deals with the incestuous relationships between the IMF/World Bank, consulting firms and construction firms. The basics of the scam being how consulting firms produce studies to convince...
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    The French Connection-Spanish?

    Did you try www.imdb.com. That is the internet movie data base. They have about any movie that you can think of. Often times also under other release names.
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    Is GWB losing his marbles?

    Horace, I'm not sure that we are that far apart. The question is just what can really be done to encourage the development of some form of broad representative government. My primary objection is that representative government is something best not forced, particularly externally. If it is to...
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    Is GWB losing his marbles?

    Not to be contentious, but democracy is the last thing the West needs in Muslim countries. Algeria elections placed the mullahs in power several years ago. They were soon overthrown by a military coup. Mussaraf in Pakistan was hardly elected democratically. If democracy were to come to...
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    Bush, Fundamentalism, and the Meaning of Life

    The claim that Scripture is clear is certainly (to my satisfaction) refuted by the existence of some thirty thousand Protestant denominations. Then of course there are quite a few quasi-Christian sects that reject, based on Scripture, some of the principle Christian teachings, the Trinity for...
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    Bush, Fundamentalism, and the Meaning of Life

    Horace, my apologies if I was not clear. I was speaking of Fundamentalists' objections to divorce. The primary thrust of their objection being cultural and not theological. We Catholics have the Magistarium. Fundamentalists will not accept any authourity outside themselves in the...
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    Bush, Fundamentalism, and the Meaning of Life

    I'm thirty-seven and graduated from high school in 1987. Things have surely changed over the years. I believe I got my first paddling in the second grade, Mr. McGee. He was a mean one. One of his favourite things, when the offence did not quite reach the paddling level, would be to have the...
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    Bush, Fundamentalism, and the Meaning of Life

    It is generally said that Catholics hold on to their guilt, that old 'Catholic guilt' thing. I'm don't buy into it. Catholics have a way of dealing with sin; contrition, confession and penance. Sin countered by the Grace of the Sacrament. Now of course if you don't avail yourself of the...
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    Bush, Fundamentalism, and the Meaning of Life

    I can't say that I've ever heard of Claude Allen. But I haven't been politically active for several years. If he has written anything, I haven't read it. Just because someone is a member of the Republican Party or is a official in a Republican administration does not make them a conservative...
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    Bush, Fundamentalism, and the Meaning of Life

    When people have so much of their self image or identify bound to an institution, then they are not likely to question that institution. The state of education in the US is very poor. If I had children, their education would be parochial school supplemented by regular home study. The most...
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    High school student at Lincoln?

    As to whether Bush claims to be a fundamentalist, I can't say. It would not surprise me, if he were to be one. But it is certainly a fact that fundamentalist claim him. This is considerably off topic for someone wanting advice on the Lincoln School. If someone would care to continue the...
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    High school student at Lincoln?

    If I'm not mistaken I believe Bush the Lesser (very lesser) is a Methodist. Which coincidentally is what Hillary Clinton is. Methodists accepting infant baptism are generally not considered part of fundamentalism. Though some are certainly evangelical. Evangelical is a broader category than...
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    web resource

    I haven't seen any mention of it on the forums. But craigslist covers Buenos Aires.
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    moving south

    Sean, what state(s) are you licensed in? Are you planning to continue practicing in Argentina? Harold
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    Mortgage/Buying in BA?

    If you have equity in your US property, you should be able to extract a large part of that equity and use it for pretty much anything you want. You would have a mortgage or lien on your US property. It would not be placed on the Argentine property. The Argentine property would not be part of...
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    Jobs?

    Yes, I was speaking of Thomas Freidman. I don't even recall what gave me the impression now, but I'm under the impression that he is of the Chicago School. Though I may be easily mistaken. He could be a Keynsian. He most certainly isn't an Austian. As far as my politics, the guess...
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    Jobs?

    It has been my impression that Mercosur has not worked well. That the region is not as integrated as it could be. I'm assuming that the organisation does not have the enforcement mechanisms that other trade blocks have. For the life of me I don't understand why Kirchner wants to provide a...
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    Jobs?

    My thinking for my own situation is to either maintain or increase my income from my practice, while reducing my costs of living. All the while looking for investment opportunities in South America. There has been some news lately concerning economic developments in Argentina. First Venezuela...
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    Information on Olivos suburb

    Being out of the bustle sounds like what I'm looking for. Should be a little quieter. I should be able to get some work done. But it is still close enough for late evenings. I take it there is good taxi service in Olivos? Harold
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