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#13182 May 24, 2013
Informed Opinion wrote:
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Let me take the time to respond in detail.
That would like when I first tried to read the book "Rich Dad - Poor Dad" with my daughter when she was very young.
Try as she might, she couldn't grasp the concepts incorporated therein.
Your mind is rigidly clinging to a false paradigm. You see your enemies as your friends, and your friends as enemies.
It's like it was when I started working a a patrol officer in the projects.
The residents saw me as a threat, instead of a friend.
But, as we interacted, they came to understand that my paycheck was closer to theirs, than to the power brokers in their $30 Million Dollar estates located just a few mikes away;
that we locked up the dealer in front of their apartment so that their kids could play outside safely, not out of any desire to incarcerate one more poor, uneducated, unemployed kid;
that we understood more crime occurred on Wall Street than in their neighborhood, but that all law enforcement is politically based.
They opened their minds and changed the paradigm with which they evaluated the world. They improved their lives by forming alliances with those they truly shared mutual interests.
Until you have opened your mind to a totally different paradigm as to how the economic world works, and why it works the way it does, it would be a waste of time.
Consider:
"Sow for yourselves righteousness,
reap the fruit of unfailing love,
and break up your unplowed ground;
for it is time to seek the Lord,
until he comes
and showers righteousness on you." (Hosea 10:12)
Your mind needs to be tilled, your rigid mental clinging grasp to a false paradigm broken open, your mind opened to the reality that your true loyalties, bonds, and alliances are with your fellow "Serfs", and not with the feudal kings you currently worship.
You'll sometime grasp that while the Right Wing Wackos think theirs is a battle over "values", in reality, as it has been since time immemorial, it about the distribution of wealth and power.
Those with it want to keep it and get more - then without it are impotent when alone.
Glad I could help.
To compare a police officer going into an "unfriendly" neighborhood and gradually breaking down the wall with a union whose leadership is more concerned with their own power and control than they are the actual consequences to their members is an insult to police officers.(And yes, I recognize your position as a [former?] officer - however, I have a child who plans to enter law enforcement within the year, so I feel perfectly within my rights to say so,)

"Your mind needs to be tilled, your rigid mental clinging grasp to a false paradigm broken open, your mind opened to the reality that your true loyalties, bonds, and alliances are with your fellow "Serfs", and not with the feudal kings you currently worship."

The mental rigidity is yours and your worship at the altar of unions is unfortunate.

“Liberals are closet raaacists!”

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#13183 May 24, 2013
Oh my wrote:
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Where o' where are the cut and paste scolds.
You've done an excellent job of presenting "the controversy" as seen by Answers in Genesis, and showing us once again that the outcome in Dover was correct, Intelligent Desgin is not Science, it's nothing more than rebranded Creationism.
Now I wonder who cares enough to post pages of cut and paste without attribution, from a hidden location, and under a new name, perhaps someone has recouperated, or simply felt compelled...
I can assure you I didn't read it, so I can't tell you whether I agree or not.
guest

Talladega, AL

#13184 May 24, 2013
Aggie23 wrote:
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I do not claim to know the condition of "all workers". What I do know is that while unions performed a vital and heroic job in the past, the conditions under which many American workers labored then has no relation to the condition of the American worker of today. When unions were fighting for the right to organize, they were also fighting for a livable wage, work day limitations and safe working conditions.
The unions of today have long since left such vital considerations behind and instead fight for rules and regulations and narrow job definitions that swell the ranks of the unions while leaving common sense far behind. A problem with a pipe in the water supply - one man could do the job - but ,no - you have to send three - one whose job is to open the pipe, one whose job is to fix the problem, and one whose job is to close the pipe. Is that simplistic, yes - but it happens - and the whole purpose is to maintain jobs at the price of efficiency.
My contention is that just as the Left claims businesses have no concern for the worker - "union bosses" have even less. They would rather see a business declare bankruptcy than make concessions that will keep their members working. What do the union leadership care - they have it made.
Well you managed to not answer either one of my questions. No matter

“Liberals are closet raaacists!”

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#13185 May 24, 2013
Oh my wrote:
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Product costs equal the sum of your
direct materials costs,
direct labor costs
and manufacturing overhead costs.
Management salaries and compensation fall under manufacturing overhead, but this formula only gives you cost for one plant. What of a company running multiple plants, then you've got a whole new layer of manufacturing overhead costs to factor into the cost of a product, and right on up the chain of management with each new layer contributing their own input. Eventually the price of the individual item contains all of the costs mentioned above.
So tell us again about the cost of union labor and how it's solely responsible for robbing other workers.
Why don't you tell me how a person is supposed to earn a living when they can't get into a union? In other words, you've called everyone who isn't a member of a union, a scab. If a person is a plumber and doesn't have the connections to get into a union, how would you have him suppor this family by doing what he knows how to do and NOT be called a scab?

“Liberals are closet raaacists!”

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#13186 May 24, 2013
BS Is Called wrote:
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Some unions are now speaking out against obamacare.
Good! Obama is a world class manipulator and liar. They bought and paid for Obama and now they are getting a dose of what he is. Couldn't be happier.
Oh my

Blairsville, GA

#13187 May 24, 2013
Aggie23 wrote:
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http://www.topix.com/forum/city/blairsville-g...
I presume this is related to my support of ID. But as I have already stated, I do not support teaching Creationism - opponents prefer to ignore ID's use of science in order to support the claim that ID and Creationism are the same, but they are not.(Can we please NOT get into another debate on this subject)
Yes, I understand your need to end this discussion....

Decision in Kitzmiller v. Dover, by Judge John E. Jones, December 20, 2005
http://ncse.com/files/pub/legal/kitzmiller/hi...
An Objective Observer Would Know that ID and Teaching About “Gaps” and “Problems” in Evolutionary Theory are Creationist, Religious Strategies that Evolved from Earlier Forms of Creationism

The history of the intelligent design movement (hereinafter “IDM”) and the development of the strategy to weaken education of evolution by focusing students on alleged gaps in the theory of evolution is the historical and cultural background against which the Dover School Board acted in adopting the challenged ID Policy.

The court in McLean stated that creation science rested on a “contrived dualism” that recognized only two possible explanations for life, the scientific theory of evolution and biblical creationism, treated the two as mutually exclusive such that “one must either accept the literal interpretation of Genesis or else believe in the godless system of evolution,” and accordingly viewed any critiques of evolution as evidence that necessarily supported biblical creationism. Id. at 1266. The court concluded that creation science “is simply not science” because it depends upon “supernatural intervention,” which cannot be explained by natural causes, or be proven through empirical investigation, and is therefore neither testable nor falsifiable.

Among other reasons, the Supreme Court in Edwards concluded that the challenged statute did not serve the legislature’s professed purposes of encouraging academic freedom and making the science curriculum more comprehensive by “teaching all of the evidence” regarding origins of life because: the state law already allowed schools to teach any scientific theory, which responded to the alleged purpose of academic freedom;

The Supreme Court further held that the belief that a supernatural creator was responsible for the creation of human kind is a religious viewpoint and that the Act at issue “advances a religious doctrine by requiring either the banishment of the theory of evolution from public school classrooms or the presentation of a religious viewpoint that rejects evolution in its entirety.” Therefore, as noted, the import of Edwards is that the Supreme Court made national the prohibition against teaching creation science in the public school system.

The concept of intelligent design (hereinafter “ID”), in its current form, came into existence after the Edwards case was decided in 1987.

We initially note that John Haught, a theologian who testified as an expert witness for Plaintiffs and who has written extensively on the subject of evolution and religion, succinctly explained to the Court that the argument for ID is not a new scientific argument, but is rather an old religious argument for the existence of God. He traced this argument back to at least Thomas Aquinas in the 13th century, who framed the argument as a syllogism: Wherever complex design exists, there must have been a designer; nature is complex; therefore nature must have had an intelligent designer.

Dr. Haught testified that this argument for the existence of God was advanced early in the 19th century by Reverend Paley and defense expert witnesses Behe and Minnich admitted that their argument for ID based on the “purposeful arrangement of parts” is the same one that Paley made for design.
guest

Talladega, AL

#13188 May 24, 2013
Death Panel wrote:
Why don't you try just talking TO people, guest?
In NJ, a sting on TGIF's and other drinking establishments has turned up some disturbing and downright dangerous practices.
One TGIF was caught replacing top shelf scotch with rubbing alcohol and caramel coloring and the rest with plain ole dirty water.
Yankees.
Every establishment needs to lose their liquor licenses NOW.
Do you have reading comprehension issues? I used the first person " you " in both of my comments to you. I think that most folks would consider that talking "TO" someone. However when you toss around "communist" willy nilly like that I must conclude that "YOU" are not worth talking "TO"

“Liberals are closet raaacists!”

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#13189 May 24, 2013
BS Is Called wrote:
Some unions leaders have grown frustrated and angry about what they say are unexpected consequences of the new law – problems that they say could jeopardize the health benefits offered to millions of their members.
It makes an untruth out of what the president said, that if you like your insurance, you could keep it,” said Joe Hansen, president of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union.“That is not going to be true for millions of workers now.”
Yep! I've been warning IO about the consequences. They are going to be thrown in with the scabs.(We're all scabs according to him. lol Lunatic Liberal.)
Oh my

Blairsville, GA

#13190 May 24, 2013
Death Panel wrote:
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/blairsville-g...
Obamas Dream Son, Trayvon Martin, apparently had pics of himself smoking pot and holding a handgun on his cell.
Prosecutors want to show these pictures to a jury.
So I guess he wasn't such a good boy after all.
Uhmmm, smoking pot is not a crime in some states and does not carry the stigma that it once did.

Uhmmm, holding a handgun, unless he is a convicted felony this is not a crime because freedom.

Uhmmm, black guy smoking pot, or black guy holding gun, a menace to society.

Since: Nov 12

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#13191 May 24, 2013
Informed Opinion wrote:
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True "Conservatives", would cringe in horror to see what is claimed to be "Conservative" in 2013.
Teddy Roosevelt would shout in anger that we haven't broken up the investment banks, nationalized the oil companies, and returned to progressive taxation sufficient to minimize the Oligarchies from controlling all wealth and power.
Teddy would want to beat us senseless for not protecting the environment he knew was so important he nationalized millions of acres to protect.
.....
Now you'll attack me for not recognizing there are looney tunes on the left also. But in the real world, they are so few, and so powerless, they're insignificant.
Theodore Roosevelt was no conservative, he was among the first of the progressives.
Nationalize the oil companies?- Well, you and Maxine Waters have a lot in common - enough said.
Return -??? to progressive taxation - What - the top 1% paying 35% of the taxes and the top 5% paying
almost 60% of the taxes and the top 10% paying almost 70% of the taxes isn't enough for you? Silly
question - it never is enough for you on the Left, is it?
The government already owns nearly 30% of US land - how much do you think it should control?

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#13192 May 24, 2013
guest wrote:
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Well you managed to not answer either one of my questions. No matter
Actually I answered it directly in my opening sentence and then supported my position. Why don't you do the same.
Oh my

Blairsville, GA

#13193 May 24, 2013
Synergy wrote:
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http://www.topix.com/forum/city/blairsville-g...
Why don't you tell me how a person is supposed to earn a living when they can't get into a union? In other words, you've called everyone who isn't a member of a union, a scab. If a person is a plumber and doesn't have the connections to get into a union, how would you have him suppor this family by doing what he knows how to do and NOT be called a scab?
Dear Constantly Confused,

You are confusing me with someone else. While it is obvious that all who disagree with your baseless pronouncements have melded into a single entity, we in fact remain separate individuals.

Please note that the post you replied to dealt with determining the cost of a product. Perhaps you thought you were responding to the 60-vote majority required to move anything thru the US Senate.

Since: May 13

Ellijay, GA

#13194 May 24, 2013
guest wrote:
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Do you have reading comprehension issues? I used the first person " you " in both of my comments to you. I think that most folks would consider that talking "TO" someone. However when you toss around "communist" willy nilly like that I must conclude that "YOU" are not worth talking "TO"
Obama boarded Marine One without returning the salute, today.
Then he came back out and shook his had.

What is the point? This dude has a world of troubles on his mind, all his own doing. I'm not going to accuse him of deliberately insulting the Marine. Obviously he didn't.
He's just all wrapped up with himself.

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#13195 May 24, 2013
Oh my wrote:
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Yes, I understand your need to end this discussion....
I do not "need" to end this discussion - and you don't have discussions- you cut and paste dissertations. Give us your own opinion in your own words and they might prove of interest. Otherwise, I usually skip them - I am interested in people's own opinions - with the occasional quotation to back up a point.

You didn't answer my question and I really want an answer - who has defined "True Christian" and if it was me, show me - so that I can correct any false impression I mistakenly gave.

Since: May 13

Ellijay, GA

#13196 May 24, 2013
Oh my wrote:
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Uhmmm, smoking pot is not a crime in some states and does not carry the stigma that it once did.
Uhmmm, holding a handgun, unless he is a convicted felony this is not a crime because freedom.
Uhmmm, black guy smoking pot, or black guy holding gun, a menace to society.
Well ya. Especially after attacking that WHITE Hispanic while prowling that neighborhood .

Heck, if all is just peachy, why not show the pictures, right? According to you, it's a moot point. No harm.

Show the pics.

Since: May 13

Ellijay, GA

#13197 May 24, 2013
Common sense tells us what our reactions to every headline ought to be. Our common sense knows what's right and what's wrong.

And every headline divides. I can predict that every headline will be considered by liberals/progressives/communis ts with this thought under consideration;

What will the Conservatives/Libertarians/Tea Partiers think? We rule your brains.

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#13198 May 24, 2013
Synergy wrote:
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Why don't you tell me how a person is supposed to earn a living when they can't get into a union? In other words, you've called everyone who isn't a member of a union, a scab. If a person is a plumber and doesn't have the connections to get into a union, how would you have him suppor this family by doing what he knows how to do and NOT be called a scab?
I watched a special on the construction of the Freedom Tower about a year ago. There was a young man working on the building who was interviewed and I have tried in vain to find the program or a transcript. But during the interview he talked about how proud he was to be working on it and in that discussion mentioned how it was only because his uncle belonged to the union and when he retired he was able to take his spot. He actually explained how the union completely controlled the membership and that it was handed down so that only connected people could obtain the membership and thus the jobs. He only mentioned it in passing to explain how lucky he felt, not as an indictment. But it shows the mindset of the union mentality - especially in the north east - of how that power and control is just "normal" to them and expected.

Since: May 13

Ellijay, GA

#13199 May 24, 2013
Aggie23 wrote:
- who has defined "True Christian"
That's an interesting thought. I know I can't describe it. I just know I need to be one.
I know so many people who are Christians and somewhere in their Faith, they differ in beliefs a little from one to the next. Who is right?

Take the Rapture. That pretty much divides people. Those who believe in it and those who believe the Anti Christ comes first.

I pray I chose the right answer :D

I'd like to add, Rapture or no Rapture, Christians mind their own business unlike the Left.

Since: May 13

Ellijay, GA

#13201 May 24, 2013
That BoobHead McCain (see? Non partisan I can be) has just about had ENOUGH of the Tea Party in the Senate!
They just don't know how backroom deals are done!

Backroom = transparency
ChicknButt

Norcross, GA

#13202 May 24, 2013
Death Panel wrote:
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Christians mind their own business.
I KNOW you didn't just say that, did you? Is that a position you REALLY want to take?

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