Who do you support for U.S. Senate in North Carolina in 2010?

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You could apply that same theory to having a valid form of identification in order to cast a vote...what's the worry?
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If you are a law abiding citizen, wouldn't that mean you are not a criminal and that you obey the law? If you are law abiding then you will have no background. So what is the worry?
Couldn't the same argument be used for voter registration? I don't understand how showing an ID, not even having a background check is considered discrimination; however, if you want to buy a gun, you have to give information, even your medical information and just maybe you can own a gun. I'm not talking about an assault weapon or whatever everybody is up in arms about. I'm talking about a gun, one for protection because criminals can get their guns illegally and some people do like to feel like they have at least some way to level the playing ground.
You can use the argument that voting doesn't kill people, but my argument is, make everyone have an ID and background check for everything or don't require one at all.
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<quoted text>Bedie bye
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You could apply that same theory to having a valid form of identification in order to cast a vote...what's the worry?
Too funny. I looked up after my post and we both had posted the same thing.
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Tax all income equally. That means capital gains taxes .
I don't like the idea either, but if we get serious about payig off debt, that is what is will really take.
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<quoted text>94% income taxes on the top earners would result in a collapse of the system and putting everyone on the govt tit...the liberal utopia! Why? Because the top earners DON'T PAY INCOME TAX, they pay capital gains tax, and the few who do pay an income tax pass their tax obligations on to the middle class by incorporating them into the cost of the goods and services that they provide!
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Well, I HAVE seen the grade inflation for children in private schools whose parents were significant donors to the administrators of the private school. I HAVE seen private school administrators pressure teachers to inflate grades of certain students. So I know it happens, frequently. Perhaps your daughter is intelligent enought to not need help,as evidenced by her subsequent achievements, and that is a good thing.
Do not lecture me about hard work. I also worked two jobs to pay for my OWN education WHILE I was in college. I was taught to work at an early age and learned to take pride in my work and my ability to do a good job.
No, republikans are not completely responsible for failures in education. But their anti education attitude is one of the biggest contributing factors.
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TSF, what I have learned that is accurate is that if you want to accuse someone of something, come right out and say it. Stop pussyfooting around. Don't insinuate to me about what I did or didn't do especially when it comes to what I consider stealing. I would never ask a teacher or anyone to give my child or me something we didn't work for, that includes school grades. That's what's wrong with our society, everyone is not a winner, everyone is not the smartest, can run the fastest or jump the highest but we don't want to hurt anyone's little ego, so we give them something they don't deserve. I don't play that way, nor was I raised that way and you didn't step on my toes, you made me mad as hell insinuating that I would ask for my child to given ANYTHING she didn't deserve. No, I didn't see it happen frequently in private school. I didn't make a habit of going around to see what child was doing what in school. I worked two jobs to send my daughter to private school and didn't spend time on the gossip mill worried about inane issues of other children that I didn't have the time for and wasn't my business. Yes, I have a college degree and I worked my butt off to get it and I promise you, I didn't get any grade I didn't deserve, to include my "you'll never be a math genius, so move onto another field of science because your math grades show it."
Yes, while I know everything is multi-factorial, apparently you don't. You cannot claim/imply that today's failure in education is soley dependent upon Republicans hating education. You have pointed out all the other "factors" but for some reason, you have a real beef with Republicans and education. You scoff and scorn at those of who have gotten an education, paid for our children to be educated and done what we're suppose to do as parents to provide a solid foundation educationally for our children. Then you ramp it up a notch by basically calling me a liar or a thief about grades in school for my child. I've always been respectful to you and for you to attack me in such a childish way is beyond me.
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Blame is different from the truth. The majority of that 16 trillion debt that concerns you so much, as it does me also, was already present ($10 trillion) in 2009. Another almost $2 trillion of the 16 went for INTEREST on the origional $10 trillion.
Remember when Cheany said "debt does't matter"? Turns out that it does matter. At this point , it does not matter WHO is to blame.
What matters is how we can still fix it. The only way is to RAISE taxes and SLASH spending. It will be unpleasant for all of us. The alternative is to just continue the party like there is no future and there won't be.

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TSF wrote:
Well, I HAVE seen the grade inflation for children in private schools whose parents were significant donors to the administrators of the private school. I HAVE seen private school administrators pressure teachers to inflate grades of certain students. So I know it happens, frequently. Perhaps your daughter is intelligent enought to not need help,as evidenced by her subsequent achievements, and that is a good thing.
Do not lecture me about hard work. I also worked two jobs to pay for my OWN education WHILE I was in college. I was taught to work at an early age and learned to take pride in my work and my ability to do a good job.
No, republikans are not completely responsible for failures in education. But their anti education attitude is one of the biggest contributing factors.
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I don't know how you were privy to information about students' grades and I don't know why you would want to know about children and their grades if they weren't your children. I would have to question the private school you got such information from and why they would give out such information.
Since you apparently know so much about children with inflated grades, during your snooping did you find out how they did on the SAT and what colleges if any they attended? I don't think there's a way to inflate SAT scores and right there is where the proof is in the pudding. I didn't contribute a penny more than the cost of my daughter's tuition because a private school, college, etc should be run like a business and if a business has to pressure people to be donors in order to keep their business afloat, they shouldn't be in business. I would hate to think my business depended upon "donors", instead we go old school and charge people for the service provided. It may sound simple, but it works for us, it should work for every other business. We're not running a charity, we're running a business therefore "donations" while the concept would be great, just isn't our way.
Speaking of my daughter, UNC Chapel Hill is not in the habit of accepting or teaching students in the medical field based off "inflated" private school grades. Have you heard of MCAT? Well that pretty much weeds out the "inflated grades of any students" and they go on from there and my daughter after testing proved she was "perhaps intelligent enough". Let me guess, you know someone who had inflated MCAT grades?

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TSF wrote:
<quoted text>Well, I HAVE seen the grade inflation for children in private schools whose parents were significant donors to the administrators of the private school. I HAVE seen private school administrators pressure teachers to inflate grades of certain students. So I know it happens, frequently. Perhaps your daughter is intelligent enought to not need help,as evidenced by her subsequent achievements, and that is a good thing.
Do not lecture me about hard work. I also worked two jobs to pay for my OWN education WHILE I was in college. I was taught to work at an early age and learned to take pride in my work and my ability to do a good job.
No, republikans are not completely responsible for failures in education. But their anti education attitude is one of the biggest contributing factors.
2 jobs and college? When did you have time for union meetings?

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<quoted text>I don't know how you were privy to information about students' grades and I don't know why you would want to know about children and their grades if they weren't your children. I would have to question the private school you got such information from and why they would give out such information.
Since you apparently know so much about children with inflated grades, during your snooping did you find out how they did on the SAT and what colleges if any they attended? I don't think there's a way to inflate SAT scores and right there is where the proof is in the pudding. I didn't contribute a penny more than the cost of my daughter's tuition because a private school, college, etc should be run like a business and if a business has to pressure people to be donors in order to keep their business afloat, they shouldn't be in business. I would hate to think my business depended upon "donors", instead we go old school and charge people for the service provided. It may sound simple, but it works for us, it should work for every other business. We're not running a charity, we're running a business therefore "donations" while the concept would be great, just isn't our way.
Speaking of my daughter, UNC Chapel Hill is not in the habit of accepting or teaching students in the medical field based off "inflated" private school grades. Have you heard of MCAT? Well that pretty much weeds out the "inflated grades of any students" and they go on from there and my daughter after testing proved she was "perhaps intelligent enough". Let me guess, you know someone who had inflated MCAT grades?
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Nope... Just stayed in a holiday inn express.
That was funny Silver.

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<quoted text>That was funny Silver.
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Have good day dear
Right back at you Silver :)

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Tax all income equally. That means capital gains taxes .
I don't like the idea either, but if we get serious about payig off debt, that is what is will really take.
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You obviously don't understand how the economy works. If you taxed capital gains at 94% who do you think would invest their money...nobody! The average annual return is only about 9.6% and if the govt takes 9.02%(94%) of that 9.6%, leaving a profit of .58%, who in their right mind would take the risk? With nobody investing their would be no retirement/pension plans. Since most businesses only make a small profit margin, without investors the cost of goods and services would skyrocket, making most everything either unaffordable or would cause companies to go bankrupt. 94% may have worked in 1954 because it was a different time and era, we didn't have all of the leftist social programs that are draining the govt of every penny! Studies show if you taxed EVERYONE 100% on EVERYTHING, the revenue wouldn't even run our govt for 6 months! WE DON'T HAVE A REVENUE PROBLEM, WE HAVE A SPENDING PROBLEM!!!!!

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Allen wrote:
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If you are a law abiding citizen, wouldn't that mean you are not a criminal and that you obey the law? If you are law abiding then you will have no background. So what is the worry?
The thing is the "mental health" issue. You can obey the law and be a person who loses control. The "criminal" thing is usually a result of other activity, drug dealing etc. The "mass" shootings, attempts on politicians are of a different nature. That is where Congress is missing it. Trying to lump everything into one issue. It's a tough situation.

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TSF wrote:
Blame is different from the truth. The majority of that 16 trillion debt that concerns you so much, as it does me also, was already present ($10 trillion) in 2009. Another almost $2 trillion of the 16 went for INTEREST on the origional $10 trillion.
Remember when Cheany said "debt does't matter"? Turns out that it does matter. At this point , it does not matter WHO is to blame.
What matters is how we can still fix it. The only way is to RAISE taxes and SLASH spending. It will be unpleasant for all of us. The alternative is to just continue the party like there is no future and there won't be.
Pro-American--Commucrats = blame someone else party
Therein lies the problem, we continue to raise and create new taxes but your party has consistently refused to cut spending! I'm beginning to believe that your party, the Commucrats, are/have implemented the Cloward-Pivens strategy, there is no other explanation for your actions!

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloward%E2%80%...

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Being a world of Warcraft beta tester is not a job kiddo
Dont you put that evil on me. lol. no i got some good connects in the construction field from all the leadership opportunities i was in with all the service learning projects that i helped in. i actually still have to do a 400 hr internship with a heavy industrial project manager but from what my dept. head is tellin me with my profile outlook is that im headin into some big money. problem is i love it in the mountains, especially in cullowhee and i really dont want to move. i will, without regret, take a paycut to stay around the area and i really want to get into the residential and/or landscape architectural field. thing is with a degree in construction management i wont have the resume for a landscaping architect, i might have to further my education and weigh down my pocket again. college finances have been lookin good so far with loans already getting repaid, plus i turned down 1 or 2. in summary, im looking at making more money than most licensed accountants, and i believe my job will be far more fulfilling than sitting at a desk all day. all in all, im going to be making more money than you so you better leave the country lol.
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You are so wrong !!! You are also in denial of reality.
WE DEFINITELY HAVE A SPENDING PROBLEM, A REVENUE PROBLEM and A DEBT PROBLEM. If republikans are not serious about addressing those problems, they should stop whining about them .
Yes, democrats are advocating a continuation of expensive spending on social programs. If we ever get out of debt, they will have to give that up. Republikans will also have to give up the historically low taxes on income and capital gains.
There will be whining, wringing of hands and gnashing of teeth on both sides if this problem is REALLY addressed. If you support more spending or resist raising taxes, YOU ARE PART OF THE PROBLEM.
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<quoted text>You obviously don't understand how the economy works. If you taxed capital gains at 94% who do you think would invest their money...nobody! The average annual return is only about 9.6% and if the govt takes 9.02%(94%) of that 9.6%, leaving a profit of .58%, who in their right mind would take the risk? With nobody investing their would be no retirement/pension plans. Since most businesses only make a small profit margin, without investors the cost of goods and services would skyrocket, making most everything either unaffordable or would cause companies to go bankrupt. 94% may have worked in 1954 because it was a different time and era, we didn't have all of the leftist social programs that are draining the govt of every penny! Studies show if you taxed EVERYONE 100% on EVERYTHING, the revenue wouldn't even run our govt for 6 months! WE DON'T HAVE A REVENUE PROBLEM, WE HAVE A SPENDING PROBLEM!!!!!
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With a debt of 16 trillion now and annual receipts held constnt at 2.3 trillion, suppose we STOP ALL spnding on anything other than tax collections. Imagine (unrealistically) that tax colletions could be accomplished on .3 trillion per year , leaving 2 trillion to be applied annually to the principal 16 trillion. It would take over 11 years to pay off the debt if ALL spending stopped today. Without tax increases , that would mean no military, no government,no police, no firemen, no regulation on anything, no nothing. What do you think would happen?

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With a debt of 16 trillion now and annual receipts held constnt at 2.3 trillion, suppose we STOP ALL spnding on anything other than tax collections. Imagine (unrealistically) that tax colletions could be accomplished on .3 trillion per year , leaving 2 trillion to be applied annually to the principal 16 trillion. It would take over 11 years to pay off the debt if ALL spending stopped today. Without tax increases , that would mean no military, no government,no police, no firemen, no regulation on anything, no nothing. What do you think would happen?
Here's my thoughts:

No military: most people are against the military, so if the country is attacked, you better hope not all the guns have been taken and you stand and fight together or you fall.
No police: if you live where I do, it's pretty much every man for himself and God for us all, again you better hope you were able to keep a gun or two.
No regulation: back in the day, people pretty much regulated themselves. They grew their own food, slaughtered it, sold it and knew how to feed themselves safely, otherwise there wouldn't be any of us today. Didn't need banks back then either. Keep your money to yourself and you can regulate it anyway to want to. If you need a home, build it. Might not be one that will grace the pages of Architectural Digest, but it's roof over your head and place to keep you warm. Better know how to keep a car running or else have saved up the money to buy one, you'll be ok. Since funding for schools will be cut, hey, there's always home schooling!! If you need a doctor, better hope you know one or at least know how to use the land and utilize the healing properties provided from plant life and a working knowledge in chemistry wouldn't be the worst knowledge to have. If there's an outbreak of something like the flu, even today people are dying from it, so again, it's every man for himself and God for us all. There will be no welfare for the young or the old, so the young having one kid after another will have to learn to work to feed them and the seniors will have to learn to live on a really "fixed income" that means their kids take care of them or hope they've saved enough to see them through 11 years.
No government: don't have much of one now on either side of the aisle, so stop paying people for doing nothing and keep the money for yourself. We basically have an absentee president, congress and senate and when they do meet all they do is argue. You can argue at home for free.

Eleven years isn't that long of a time, but I bet if all I mentioned were to happen, we'd all be thankful for what we have and stop the abuse of the citizens of this country by government. Just maybe WE all would learn from the mistakes made and not repeat them.

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