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#31283 Dec 29, 2012
Pro-American wrote:
Oh what a great day. Not only is today my b-day, it's also my last day of work, I am officially retired! After many days and nights since the election debating my future, instead of adding to the unemployment rate and closing the doors, I decided to sell out and call it quits. The new owners take over on Tues. and all is good! After many years of building my company and becoming what I consider to be successful, it's time to enjoy the fruits of my labor. With the current anti-American, anti-small business, anti-capitalism administration in place, I see no need to continue working "for" the govt. Gone are the days where I contribute to the thieves in Washington, from now on all they'll get from me are my capital gains taxes. Maybe one day, if I get bored and someone finally straightens out the mess this administration has created, I'll start up something new and give it another go, until then, I'm headed to the golf course!
To all of the regulars on here, and you know who you are.....including you too Mike, I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and may the new year be as good to you as it's going to be for me! I'll check back in periodically, and I'm sure nothing will have changed, but until then, good luck to all.
Pro, first late happy birthday, second, hope you had a good Christmas and a good upcoming New Year and third, enjoy that time off, enjoy the benefits of your hard work and check in regularly. I'll be checking in regularly until March and then I'll be a busy girl. Looks like you're like Silver, plenty more people and me, what we need in the U.S. is a few less rats in this rat race. Waco and Lu(moving to Texas) have graciously welcomed me, my family and friends too that have sold it all and I'll just bet they'd like to see you one day in Texas. We'll be passing thru, but we intend to take them up on it. I think AZ is going to retire soon and Lord knows, he deserves it as long as he's taught school, props to him for hanging in there over thirty years. I love this country and always will, but I don't love the leadership and as I stated before, my family needs and deserves a little peace and beauty in a laid back place. Hey Pro, we'll be posting off and on but always remember "It's five o'clock somewhere", so keep in touch.
Taxpayer

Point Harbor, NC

#31284 Dec 29, 2012
Pro-American wrote:
Oh what a great day. Not only is today my b-day, it's also my last day of work, I am officially retired! After many days and nights since the election debating my future, instead of adding to the unemployment rate and closing the doors, I decided to sell out and call it quits. The new owners take over on Tues. and all is good! After many years of building my company and becoming what I consider to be successful, it's time to enjoy the fruits of my labor. With the current anti-American, anti-small business, anti-capitalism administration in place, I see no need to continue working "for" the govt. Gone are the days where I contribute to the thieves in Washington, from now on all they'll get from me are my capital gains taxes. Maybe one day, if I get bored and someone finally straightens out the mess this administration has created, I'll start up something new and give it another go, until then, I'm headed to the golf course!
To all of the regulars on here, and you know who you are.....including you too Mike, I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and may the new year be as good to you as it's going to be for me! I'll check back in periodically, and I'm sure nothing will have changed, but until then, good luck to all.
Injoy. I hope to get there one day.
Allen

Penrose, NC

#31285 Dec 29, 2012
Pro-American wrote:
Oh what a great day. Not only is today my b-day, it's also my last day of work, I am officially retired! After many days and nights since the election debating my future, instead of adding to the unemployment rate and closing the doors, I decided to sell out and call it quits. The new owners take over on Tues. and all is good! After many years of building my company and becoming what I consider to be successful, it's time to enjoy the fruits of my labor. With the current anti-American, anti-small business, anti-capitalism administration in place, I see no need to continue working "for" the govt. Gone are the days where I contribute to the thieves in Washington, from now on all they'll get from me are my capital gains taxes. Maybe one day, if I get bored and someone finally straightens out the mess this administration has created, I'll start up something new and give it another go, until then, I'm headed to the golf course!
To all of the regulars on here, and you know who you are.....including you too Mike, I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and may the new year be as good to you as it's going to be for me! I'll check back in periodically, and I'm sure nothing will have changed, but until then, good luck to all.
Happy birthday and congratulations. As the old saying goes, "If you never slow down, then you never grow old." Good luck with your golf game and don't forget your local growers:)
TSF

Kenly, NC

#31286 Dec 29, 2012
If you completely trust the likes of Mitch McConnel, Harry Reid, John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi, etc, you probably want to take guns from Americans.
If you mistrust all politicians (as I do), you probably want Americans to keep their guns.
Taxpayer wrote:
"Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the American people's liberty teeth and keystone under independence ... From the hour the Pilgrims landed, to the present day, events, occurrences, and tendencies prove that to insure peace, security and happiness, the rifle and pistol are equally indispensable ... the very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference - they deserve a place of honor with all that is good" (George Washington)

“Breaking the spell ”

Since: Dec 10

of the puppet master

#31287 Dec 29, 2012
Pro-American wrote:
<quoted text> Basic math! If the defense budget is 14% and the pension budget is 18%, then the defense budget is 4% less than the pension budget.
18%-14%=4%
So then you are claiming that the defense budget is only 14% of the total budget?

“Breaking the spell ”

Since: Dec 10

of the puppet master

#31288 Dec 29, 2012
Pro-American wrote:
<quoted text> Basic math! If the defense budget is 14% and the pension budget is 18%, then the defense budget is 4% less than the pension budget.
18%-14%=4%
So are you including military pensions in the defense budget or the pension budget?
Are you wanting no government workers to have retirement pensions?

“Breaking the spell ”

Since: Dec 10

of the puppet master

#31289 Dec 29, 2012
Officer wrote:
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My young son and I were in line at a convenience store one time when an armed robbery took place in front of us. I pulled my son behind me. The suspect had a Glock and seemed intent on dealing with the clerk and leaving. I was not going to do anything inside the store unless he turned the gun on us.
The crazy thing about the situation was when I pulled my son behind me, he gently lifted the back of my shirt and tucked it behind my gun and then crouched down in the bend of my legs. He made it so that if I had to pull my gun, I wouldn't have to lift my shirt first.
This certainly was not something we had practiced.
Anyway, the suspect finished his business and ran out of the store. I did not follow b/c I did not want to leave my son in the store alone. The suspect was caught about 40 mins later inside a liquor store.
First and only time, out of uniform, I would have had to even think about drawing my weapon.
When I was young, I was robbed delivering pizza's. Five guys demanded my money and one had a gun. I did not have a gun. I handed over the twenty bucks and the pizzas and went on my way. The business covered the twenty bucks.

Now in your professional opinion, did I do the right thing?

Since: Dec 11

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#31290 Dec 29, 2012
Taxpayer wrote:
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Your a supporter of communist ideas but you to of a coward to amit it.
Relate my communist views to me. I would love a professional opinion such as yours.

“Breaking the spell ”

Since: Dec 10

of the puppet master

#31291 Dec 29, 2012
Pro-American wrote:
<quoted text> Unfortunatly for you, the Constitution is black and white, although SCOTUS tries it's best to make it a grey document when needed to suit their needs. Fortunately for the American people, our fore fathers had the wisdom to write the Constitution in such a manner to allow for advancements in technology.
The problem isnt with firearms, it's with people. Guns don't kill people, people kill people! The gun didn't walk out the door, drive itself to the school, walk itself into the school, and pull it's own trigger. A person did. Our founding fathers would be more appalled at the actions of the people than the advancement of firearms.
Yes, people kill,thus we need laws on which people can have guns.
I still think the best way to do this is via the free market. My proposal on mandated insurance would be that free market solution. But clearly conservatives do not really trust that system either.
TSF

Kenly, NC

#31292 Dec 29, 2012
It looks like total US military spending in 2011 was as high as $1.4 trillion dollars. That is more than the total income tax collections. The USA spends 40% of all worldwide military spending and more than the next 20 nations spend on military combined.
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>So are you including military pensions in the defense budget or the pension budget?
Are you wanting no government workers to have retirement pensions?

“Breaking the spell ”

Since: Dec 10

of the puppet master

#31293 Dec 29, 2012
Silvercoastcorks wrote:
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Because your defense of marriage act says a legal marriage is between a man and woman. 60% of North Carolinians agreed.
Yes, all those bible thumpers hate equality in marriage. How hateful and selfish of them. They feel marriage is something the have to defend from homosexuals.
Hopefully the hateful bible believers will move out of America and we can have more true equality in our laws.

“Breaking the spell ”

Since: Dec 10

of the puppet master

#31294 Dec 29, 2012
Pro-American wrote:
<quoted text>I beg to differ, the TEA Party malcontents, as you call them, showed that they're willing to stick to the beliefs of their constituents and not give in to the left as he wanted to do. Besides, going over the fiscal curb is exactly what Obama wants.....a tax increase.....unfortunately for him it also means spending cuts.
Well, the American peope are not just of the constituents of the radical tea party. But this is how our system goes. So either you hate America or not.

Since: Dec 11

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#31295 Dec 29, 2012
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>When I was young, I was robbed delivering pizza's. Five guys demanded my money and one had a gun. I did not have a gun. I handed over the twenty bucks and the pizzas and went on my way. The business covered the twenty bucks.
Now in your professional opinion, did I do the right thing?
If given the choice, I would rather be robbed than killed. I can always get my money back. My life is a different story. I would have done the same thing. If you would have been armed, would you have used the weapon and maybe have your life tied up in court for years? Think your lawyer and court fees would amount to $20? These macho gun owners who profess such bravery and self defense in being armed would more than likely make the same choice as you. It is different to rant about it on Topix than it is to be actually confronted with a gun. The robber already has a gun drawn on you. What do you think the chances would be for you to draw yours and fire before the robber did? You did the wise thing.
Officer

United States

#31296 Dec 29, 2012
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>When I was young, I was robbed delivering pizza's. Five guys demanded my money and one had a gun. I did not have a gun. I handed over the twenty bucks and the pizzas and went on my way. The business covered the twenty bucks.
Now in your professional opinion, did I do the right thing?
Absolutely you did the right thing. I might have asked for a slice of pizza before they left though.

Since: Dec 11

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#31297 Dec 29, 2012
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, all those bible thumpers hate equality in marriage. How hateful and selfish of them. They feel marriage is something the have to defend from homosexuals.
Hopefully the hateful bible believers will move out of America and we can have more true equality in our laws.
I don't think proven adulters from a first marriage should be allowed to re-marry. I think that would be a more Christian measure to pursue. Heterosexual infidelity is put on the back burner by many of these evangelicals as their attacks on homosexuals continue on and on. As Jesus said, "Look for the log in thine own eye instead of the speck in your brother's eye". Nobody seems to recognize this wisdom anymore.

Since: Dec 11

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#31298 Dec 29, 2012
Officer wrote:
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Absolutely you did the right thing. I might have asked for a slice of pizza before they left though.
Me too. I would have been more interested in the pizzas.

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#31300 Dec 29, 2012
Mike...you probably did do the right thing....however.....it was fun messing with you about it.....

Since: Dec 11

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#31301 Dec 29, 2012
Arnold-Ziffel wrote:
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I don't think proven adulters from a first marriage should be allowed to re-marry. I think that would be a more Christian measure to pursue. Heterosexual infidelity is put on the back burner by many of these evangelicals as their attacks on homosexuals continue on and on. As Jesus said, "Look for the log in thine own eye instead of the speck in your brother's eye". Nobody seems to recognize this wisdom anymore.
Hey Arnold, I don't put infidelity on the back burner. This is how I look at it. I don't think there ought to be a law against remarrying in cases of adultery; however, let's say for instance, if a man commits adultery with another woman and the man gets divorced and if the women is married and she divorces too; if I were them, I would always wonder if adultery is the way I got him/her, what's to say they're not doing the same thing again.

Since: Dec 11

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#31302 Dec 29, 2012
Makin bacon wrote:
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Hey Arnold, I don't put infidelity on the back burner. This is how I look at it. I don't think there ought to be a law against remarrying in cases of adultery; however, let's say for instance, if a man commits adultery with another woman and the man gets divorced and if the women is married and she divorces too; if I were them, I would always wonder if adultery is the way I got him/her, what's to say they're not doing the same thing again.
I agree. First of all, I have a rule not to mess with a married woman, and if she were willing to leave her husband for me, I know that I would be next.....so, better not to mess with them at all. I don't think I could ever fully trust her. Most people apparently don't see this, and they generally go through marriage after marriage.

Since: Dec 11

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#31303 Dec 29, 2012
Here's an article that lets me know people will try to make a dollar off anything:

http://bethel.patch.com/articles/100-million-...

These parents were fortunate their child survived. All the glowing reports how everyone in the community mourned the loss of the children and what heroes the teachers and school administrators killed is now besmirched by greed of these parents.

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