Video: Proved: Thomas Friedman is a fool

November 23, 2012
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And so are other elites who believe in his world-is-flat theories. The world is not flat, and these elites are shockingly wrong.

18 Responses to Video: Proved: Thomas Friedman is a fool

  1. Yeah on November 24, 2012 at 6:37 am

    Yeah its not flat, but it was made in seven days.

    • Nathan on November 27, 2012 at 12:34 am

      ^ A comment from a small mind and an even smaller heart.

    • Cristian on December 29, 2012 at 6:11 pm

      the unions win big in ohio at a cost of many mnolilis of dollars..one guestament i heard was 35 million .any bets on how much of that money came from taxpayers via green jobs and shovel ready projects ? how about stimulas payments ?talk about corney capitalism ..here is a poster child ready example.

  2. Zachriel on November 24, 2012 at 6:42 am

    Hey, someone born in India, living in Spain, speaking in English, on the Internet, to an international audience, saying the world’s not flat.

    Anyway, Ghemawat is largely correct. Friedman should have said, the world is flatter than it was, but that doesn’t make for a pithy title. It is an overstatement.

    • artist on November 24, 2012 at 8:11 am

      Hey, someone born in India, living in Spain, speaking in English, on the Internet, to an international audience, saying the world’s not flat.

      …..

      You’re making his point. You were probably one of those who thought the percentages much higher.

      • Zachriel on November 24, 2012 at 12:32 pm

        artist: You were probably one of those who thought the percentages much higher.

        Um, no. We merely pointed out the irony. And we agreed with Ghemawat’s overall point. The world is flatter than it was, but not flat. Friedman shouldn’t have further argued the point.

        • artist on November 24, 2012 at 2:33 pm

          Where is the irony?

          He did not say there is no international interaction.

  3. rightwingyahoo on November 24, 2012 at 7:12 am

    Friedman is a complete tool. After all he idolizes the toilet known as modern China. Left to Friedman, what’s left of the west would fall apart quickly.

  4. Setnaffa on November 24, 2012 at 7:12 am

    The questions I have are:

    1. Given how sold out Friedman is on China (“All-In”?) and this guy is an Indian living in Spain, do either of them actually believe in individual countries having a say in this globalist schtick?

    2. What are their views on the economic theories of Ayn Rand, Friedrich von Hayek, and Milton Friedman?

  5. Setnaffa on November 24, 2012 at 7:54 am

    How well do you know your money and the Great Seal? Look at the back of a $1 bill:

    “Annuit cœptis” (above the all-seeing eye) can be translated as a prayer “[God] favor [my] undertakings.”

    “Novus ordo seclorum” (below the pyramid) can be translated as “A new order of the ages.” (I believe that is bigger than the so-call translation to “New World Order” that some folks believe and fear.)

    “E pluribus unum” (on the ribbon in the eagle’s beak) can be translated as “Out of many, one.” Until 1956, this was the unofficial motto of the United States (replaced by “In God We Trust”). I think we did a disservice to the Nation with that as we do not all worship the same God; but we are all Americans whose emblems spoke of seeking favor from God who pulled us out of the rest and was helping us build a new order of freedom.

    It may not be too late to ask Him to look on us, forgive our sins, heal our land, and give us peace.

  6. artist on November 24, 2012 at 8:13 am

    Friedman wants the masses controlled. He will monitor the rest from his 32nd floor NYC penthouse, sipping on a $250 bottle of wine.

  7. Setnaffa on November 24, 2012 at 8:56 am

    The Gods of the Copybook Headings
    by Rudyard Kipling, 1919

    AS I PASS through my incarnations in every age and race,
    I make my proper prostrations to the Gods of the Market Place.
    Peering through reverent fingers I watch them flourish and fall,
    And the Gods of the Copybook Headings, I notice, outlast them all.

    We were living in trees when they met us. They showed us each in turn
    That Water would certainly wet us, as Fire would certainly burn:
    But we found them lacking in Uplift, Vision and Breadth of Mind,
    So we left them to teach the Gorillas while we followed the March of Mankind.

    We moved as the Spirit listed. They never altered their pace,
    Being neither cloud nor wind-borne like the Gods of the Market Place,
    But they always caught up with our progress, and presently word would come
    That a tribe had been wiped off its icefield, or the lights had gone out in Rome.

    With the Hopes that our World is built on they were utterly out of touch,
    They denied that the Moon was Stilton; they denied she was even Dutch;
    They denied that Wishes were Horses; they denied that a Pig had Wings;
    So we worshipped the Gods of the Market Who promised these beautiful things.

    When the Cambrian measures were forming, They promised perpetual peace.
    They swore, if we gave them our weapons, that the wars of the tribes would cease.
    But when we disarmed They sold us and delivered us bound to our foe,
    And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “Stick to the Devil you know.”

    On the first Feminian Sandstones we were promised the Fuller Life
    (Which started by loving our neighbour and ended by loving his wife)
    Till our women had no more children and the men lost reason and faith,
    And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “The Wages of Sin is Death.”

    In the Carboniferous Epoch we were promised abundance for all,
    By robbing selected Peter to pay for collective Paul;
    But, though we had plenty of money, there was nothing our money could buy,
    And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “If you don’t work you die.”

    Then the Gods of the Market tumbled, and their smooth-tongued wizards withdrew
    And the hearts of the meanest were humbled and began to believe it was true
    That All is not Gold that Glitters, and Two and Two make Four
    And the Gods of the Copybook Headings limped up to explain it once more.

    As it will be in the future, it was at the birth of Man
    There are only four things certain since Social Progress began.
    That the Dog returns to his Vomit and the Sow returns to her Mire,
    And the burnt Fool’s bandaged finger goes wabbling back to the Fire;

    And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins
    When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins,
    As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn,
    The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!

    http://youtu.be/rx9–zQDfog

  8. Tea Party Patriot on November 24, 2012 at 9:38 am

    Friedman and his ideas should be worshipped because he’s a billionaire.

  9. Ripley on November 24, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    do either of them actually believe in individual countries having a say in this globalist schtick?

    Wake up Setnafta, it’s not 1919 and it’s not 1956. Time to get out of America. Today Galt would have moved to Singapore and moved his factories to China, Bangladesh, or Haiti. Kept his money in the Caymans and Switzerland just like Romney.

    • Setnaffa on November 25, 2012 at 6:16 am

      Apparently, the words of George Santayana are still true… And even those who DO learn from History are doomed to live surrounded by those who choose not to do so…

      Galt is an imaginary character in a brilliant book by an atheist whose family was destroyed by a government run by gangsters whose allies included a corrupt church…

      Romney, as stated by Bill Whittle, kept his money where he could get the best returns. The shame is not that he had money overseas. The shame is that the gangsters in America have made other countries seem like a better place to invest.

      If you want to get out of America, then don’t let the door whack you in the tailfeathers. Some of us think that when America goes, there won’t be any safe places left.

  10. Gerry Owen on November 25, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    I actuallt met the dwarf…err.. man… once. He is quite self absorbed and utterly convinced of his intellectual prowess. Genius in his own mind. He bored me to tears in two minutes of conversation. For the sake of my wife (whose company’s conference he was a guest at), I bit my tongue and walked away…
    Chalk that up on the things regretted in life.

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