Indoctrination to Conservative "Reality"

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-11-2006
Indoctrination to Conservative "Reality"
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Wed, 12-07-2011 - 8:00pm

Thinking of converting to Conservatism this year? The Heritage Foundation has compiled a list of books to read in 2012:

You need the First Principles gift list. We have collected the top 10 books from our list:

  1. Religious Liberty in the American Republic
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-03-2009
Mon, 01-02-2012 - 11:40pm

I would really like to see cites and sites which back up the assertions you made regarding spiking stations and "clean coal".

Jabberwocka

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-29-2011

"So you don't like windfarms; I enjoy the quiet, non-smelly way they generate electricity."

Yes, very 'unsmelly' that 80% capacity that's generated from them using the least efficient/clean generators commercially in operation. The lowest efficiency/clean conventional power stations in operation in the US are spiking stations. Those are the power plants used to generate power when the wind doesn't blow.

You'd have cleaner air going with 100%, more tightly controlled, conventional coal plants used for baseload operations than the 80% prodiced from the spiking plants. You're paying extra for dirtier air. We've seenthis same thing before with ethanol.

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-25-2006

It's not surprising that you disagree with the hot issues at americanprogress.org.

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http://www.pnhp.org/news/2009/october/meet_the_new_health_.php

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQTBYQlQ7yM

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-29-2011

I didn't apply a filter. I read what they said. I will agree with your belief that white collar crime goes under punished or without punishment at all but the topics that you mention could go either way. While regulatory controls can constrain business, they are also used by business to give themselves an unfair advantage. Without a specific

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-25-2006

And YOUR filter gives you the impression that my filter gave me mine!

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http://www.pnhp.org/news/2009/october/meet_the_new_health_.php

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQTBYQlQ7yM

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-29-2011

"is that 90% of Americans who call themselves conservatives (or capitalists--another term for corporatist, in my mind)"

Capitalism is

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-29-2011

"Their failure to mention the overcriminalization of the things I think of when I hear the term"

So the article doesn't say what you claimed, it was your filters that gave you that impression.

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-25-2006

Go to the Heritage Foundation website and click on the issues tab.

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http://www.pnhp.org/news/2009/october/meet_the_new_health_.php

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQTBYQlQ7yM

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-25-2006

They (heritage.com) don't need to specifically use the term "white collar".

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http://www.pnhp.org/news/2009/october/meet_the_new_health_.php

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQTBYQlQ7yM

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-03-2011
Thanks for your response. I consider myself a centrist, too, with the exception of choice and LGBT rights which I suppose would place me more to the left of the spectrum.