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“Breaking the spell ”

Since: Dec 10

of the puppet master

#32926 Jan 20, 2013
Makin bacon wrote:
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Mike, you forget women, ALL women, weren't educated and couldn't read or learn for a long time in the U.S. Is this why we only have beauty contests for just women, trying to right a wrong? With this being said, using your defense then men who were enslaved or not allowed to learn to read of any color should be entitled to schools that only funded for black people. You forget Mike, there were black and white slaves in our country.
Women were not forbidden to read in America. Not being educated does not mean they were not allowed.
Yes, their were a few people other than black persons who were slaves in America. Not many.

Since: Dec 11

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#32927 Jan 20, 2013
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>No one is forced to work in a sweatshop.......
If we played by your reasoning, America would be having ten year old kids working eighteen hour days in horrible conditions. This is 2013 not 1913.
Correct, no one is forced to. If no one chooses to, the employer will improve the conditions or shut the doors, it's that simple. Yes, this is 2013, there are other jobs available than a sweatshop.
If my memory serves me correctly, Henry Ford introduced the eight hour work day with better pay, thus forcing everyone else to do the same. The free market at its best, not the govt.

Since: Dec 11

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#32928 Jan 20, 2013
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>I do not recall saying this. The father has no say in the matter. He must pay for support because he was a part of the process, but the mother does not have to complete the process. The woman much more of a burden in the process.
If a fetus is killed by someone other than the mother, it is not murdering a child, but murdering a fetus in a woman. It is not a very black and white, clear cut matter.
Does it suck that the father has no say? Yes, but I think the law as it stands has its reasons.
I am not thrilled with abortion, but I do see a need to keep choice a freedom.
I am not thrilled to see anyone have child that is not prepared to raise it well.
Their are no easy answers to the abortion debate. Their certainly is not Utopian solution.
We did have this discussion and you never said it's the mother's body, end of story. We discussed, not argued, all the things I listed because I wanted a man's point of view. I believe your next to the last sentence is how we ended our discussion.
If the fetus is not a "living person" why would someone who killed the mother and child she is carrying be charged with two homicides?

This wiki site gives the pros and cons of both sides:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unborn_Victims_o...

Since: Dec 11

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#32929 Jan 20, 2013
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>I have suffered through a few shows full of smoke in order to hear the bands I wanted to see.
The Coliseum shows always have smokers. Strange that they do not enforce the law. It really sucks when the seat you buy is next to a chain smoker.
Smokers in bars all to often chain smoke. They do not seem to care that others are bothered by it or that it can actually give others cancer.
If people actually had normal considerations, maybe their would be no ban on smoking. But the fact is, people will smoke and blow it in your face while you are eating right next to them. Now they cry about not being able to smoke in the bars. I really do not feel bad for them at all.
Well goodness Mike, wasn't it you that said to TSF on another post just the other day and TSF never said he smoked, if you want to commit suicide don't smoke around me or blow smoke in my face and earlier tonight you're going on about second hand smoke and how bad it is. Find a side and stick with it. Either smoke really doesn't bother you or for the sake of a concert you'll tolerate smokers committing suicide for the sake of good music or either you don't like it period. Which is it?

Since: Dec 11

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#32930 Jan 20, 2013
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>Women were not forbidden to read in America. Not being educated does not mean they were not allowed.
Yes, their were a few people other than black persons who were slaves in America. Not many.
Mike, you're playing semantics now. Women may not have been forbidden, they weren't included, allowed etc i.e. you say tomato and I say tomahto. Either way I don't think young girls could throw a Wal-Mart temper tantrum and be taught when clearly their place in that day was in the kitchen, sewing, cleaning etc.
Yes, there were more than a few people other than black persons who were slaves in America, and you still didn't answer my question. Should they be allowed to attend colleges where funds are set up for blacks based on your argument because they were enslaved and forbidden to have an education?

Since: Dec 11

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#32931 Jan 20, 2013
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>Did we get tax cuts for those making over 250K? Nope, but that is what we wanted, but we compromised at 400K.
Just as the Republicans wanted tax increases, not cuts, for those who make over $1M. They compromised at $400K in return for spending cuts, something the Commucrats have now reneged on.....just as they have time and time again.

Since: Dec 11

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#32932 Jan 20, 2013
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>So an employee is supposed to research how much the employer makes for a safe work environment?
Fact is, America has made it a practice to force employers to make for a safe workplace. Forcing employees to work in a smoke filled place is hazardous to your health.
Did you not research your employer before you applied? No one was "forced" to work in a smoke filled workplace, that was their choice.
No one forced Henry Ford to create a safe work environment, he took it upon himself thus getting the best help. He forced others to conform, not the govt.

Since: Dec 11

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#32933 Jan 20, 2013
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>My son just went through the public education system. And yes, I looked at his books quite often, as I helped him study. I found no political messages. And yes, I do know how they can be hidden. If you think the republican majority school boards here in NC are letting in a bunch of liberal propaganda, it is you who is not actually looking at the textbooks.
Of course you didn't, you agree with the liberal agenda.

http://www.missourieducationwatchdog.com/2013...

http://teacherexpress.scholastic.com/subject/...

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#32934 Jan 20, 2013
TSF wrote:
I have looked at the preset day textbooks. I is just difficult to imagine how you see such ominous threats in the teaching of math, science, writing and reading. I think you are the one being brainwashed and it obviouly in't being done by the government.
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See the reply above to Mike with the links.

Since: Dec 11

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#32935 Jan 20, 2013
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>I have suffered through a few shows full of smoke in order to hear the bands I wanted to see.
The Coliseum shows always have smokers. Strange that they do not enforce the law. It really sucks when the seat you buy is next to a chain smoker.
Smokers in bars all to often chain smoke. They do not seem to care that others are bothered by it or that it can actually give others cancer.
If people actually had normal considerations, maybe their would be no ban on smoking. But the fact is, people will smoke and blow it in your face while you are eating right next to them. Now they cry about not being able to smoke in the bars. I really do not feel bad for them at all.
So you say women should have a choice of abortion but smokers shouldn't have a choice, got it. Is it because abortion doesn't effect you and smoking does, because that's the stance of your party, or both?

Since: Dec 11

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#32936 Jan 20, 2013
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>Women were not forbidden to read in America. Not being educated does not mean they were not allowed.
Yes, their were a few people other than black persons who were slaves in America. Not many.
I believe this link will dispute your slave % being more than a few:

http://www.africaresource.com/rasta/sesostris...

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#32937 Jan 20, 2013
Pro-American wrote:
<quoted text>So you say women should have a choice of abortion but smokers shouldn't have a choice, got it. Is it because abortion doesn't effect you and smoking does, because that's the stance of your party, or both?
No, it's because of his double standards which he always accuses anyone of that disagrees with him.

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#32938 Jan 20, 2013
Makin bacon wrote:
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No, it's because of his double standards which he always accuses anyone of that disagrees with him.
Exactly!
Mr Anderson

Los Angeles, CA

#32939 Jan 21, 2013
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>It is not the dads body.
Homocrat

Since: Sep 12

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#32942 Jan 21, 2013
Former President Bill Clinton has a warning for top Democratic donors: Don't underestimate weapons rights supporters.

Clinton, speaking to a group of Democrats at the Obama National Finance Committee Saturday, said gun control gets a special emotional response from people in rural states, and dismissing pro-gun arguments can backfire.

“Do not patronize the passionate supporters of your opponents by looking down your nose at them,” Clinton said, Politico reported.

“A lot of these people live in a world very different from the world lived in by the people proposing these things,” Clinton said.“I know because I come from this world."

Some polls say that the public supports proposals for increased gun control, Politico reports, but Clinton said emotions will rule when it comes to legislation on gun control.

“All these polls that you see saying the public is for us on all these issues — they are meaningless if they’re not voting issues,” Clinton said.

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Do you think Hillery might run????

“ We are not permanent”

Since: Oct 08

Gaston County

#32943 Jan 21, 2013
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>So an employee is supposed to research how much the employer makes for a safe work environment?
Fact is, America has made it a practice to force employers to make for a safe workplace. Forcing employees to work in a smoke filled place is hazardous to your health.
Americans did not make it a practice. For a fee Unions have made it a practice to interfere.

“ We are not permanent”

Since: Oct 08

Gaston County

#32944 Jan 21, 2013
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>If a fetus is killed by someone other than the mother, it is not murdering a child, but murdering a fetus in a woman. It is not a very black and white, clear cut matter.
That is the most screwed up double talk I think you have ever posted.

That is saying something as you have posted some off the wall stuff in the last two years.

Since: Dec 11

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#32945 Jan 21, 2013
emlu wrote:
Former President Bill Clinton has a warning for top Democratic donors: Don't underestimate weapons rights supporters.
Clinton, speaking to a group of Democrats at the Obama National Finance Committee Saturday, said gun control gets a special emotional response from people in rural states, and dismissing pro-gun arguments can backfire.
“Do not patronize the passionate supporters of your opponents by looking down your nose at them,” Clinton said, Politico reported.
“A lot of these people live in a world very different from the world lived in by the people proposing these things,” Clinton said.“I know because I come from this world."
Some polls say that the public supports proposals for increased gun control, Politico reports, but Clinton said emotions will rule when it comes to legislation on gun control.
“All these polls that you see saying the public is for us on all these issues — they are meaningless if they’re not voting issues,” Clinton said.
Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/clinton-gun-...
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Do you think Hillery might run????
Lu, I don't think Hillary should run, nor do I think she will. I hte to sound ugly but she's just about too old and this last gig of her's has done nothing to help her image, especially the debacle in Benghazi. She should have challeneged Obama in this last election and I believe she would have won the whole shooting match. Obama had done nothing to help the economy, unemployment was high, she knew more about foreign policy than he did and she also knew the weakness within the Democratic party and could have used those to her advantage. Obama threw her a few crumbs by giving her the secretary of state job and basically did so to insure she wouldn't run againt him. The only way I see her running, is to go home, rest, and start today rebranding herself and whether you like him or not, old slick Willie would be a great asset to her.

Since: Dec 11

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#32946 Jan 21, 2013
It is obvious on here that the Republican base learned nothing from the last Presidential election. They just go on with the same rant that got them soundly defeated. Diversity is still an ugly word for them. Keep it up. With those extreme right wing views, you are likely to never see another Republican President in your life time. Thanks for giving us the entire store. You killed your party with your hard ass attitudes, insensitivity and nonsense rants.
Allen

Penrose, NC

#32947 Jan 21, 2013
Arnold-Ziffel wrote:
It is obvious on here that the Republican base learned nothing from the last Presidential election. They just go on with the same rant that got them soundly defeated. Diversity is still an ugly word for them. Keep it up. With those extreme right wing views, you are likely to never see another Republican President in your life time. Thanks for giving us the entire store. You killed your party with your hard ass attitudes, insensitivity and nonsense rants.


Amen, I've always said,"There is a reason and a purpose for everything." and "The Lord is never late."

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