Did Henry Ford say this?

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#21 Jan 3, 2013
Always Wary wrote:
<quoted text>Maybe Snopes will cover it? On the other hand many people on the right say they are biased too.
While I certainly don't think everything on the internet is true, I am getting tired of having to fact check stuff.
I guess a little integrity is to much to ask for.
Integrity? From humans? C'mon, you're yanking my chain, ain't ya?

Any side is biased. No one holds the higher ground there.

And I looked at Snopes - not there yet.

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#22 Jan 3, 2013
EraserX wrote:
<quoted text>
Found this on an Amazon thread:
"Any man [or woman] who thinks he [or she] can be happy and prosperous by letting the Government take care of him [or her], better take a closer look at the American soldier"
The American soldier, sailor, or marine lives in a 100 percent socialist world, more so than anybody else in the U.S. They may be born in government hospitals, attend government schools, live in government housing, shop in government stores, get paid by government, retire with a government pension, and get buried in a government cemetery.
So, what do you think? Are our soldiers, sailors, and marines the most miserable people in America? If not, why not?"
LOL
Interesting.
I personally did not find the idea of joining the military a good idea. I have authority issues and even though it was not that uncommon for women to join then I thought we would have been a poor match.
It would depend on what world events were occurring. Signing up versus being drafted makes a big difference.

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#23 Jan 3, 2013
Always Wary wrote:
<quoted text>Interesting.
I personally did not find the idea of joining the military a good idea. I have authority issues and even though it was not that uncommon for women to join then I thought we would have been a poor match.
It would depend on what world events were occurring. Signing up versus being drafted makes a big difference.
I like being contrary. It's an interesting angle to throw at folks ranting on about Obamacare and socialism... Especially when a lot of them are likely military folks.

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#24 Jan 3, 2013
arctic wrote:
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Agreed.
I said that 6 month ago when I was fact
checking the nightly news.....on every station.
News is a joke, then again the media here has been controlled buy the wealthy since it was colonized. The media has always played a large part in who is elected.

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#25 Jan 3, 2013
Always Wary wrote:
<quoted text>Interesting.
I personally did not find the idea of joining the military a good idea. I have authority issues and even though it was not that uncommon for women to join then I thought we would have been a poor match.
It would depend on what world events were occurring. Signing up versus being drafted makes a big difference.
Although I enlisted during wartime, I look back at my time in the service and would do it all over again if I could.

The service is what you make of it. Fortunately for all of us, not all young men and women see things the same way as you do.

But I do respect your reasoning and opinion.
The Paisan

Huntington, NY

#26 Jan 3, 2013
I said it.

There.

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#27 Jan 3, 2013
EraserX wrote:
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I like being contrary. It's an interesting angle to throw at folks ranting on about Obamacare and socialism... Especially when a lot of them are likely military folks.
My issue with raising taxes is simply that the government has done a terrible job with no accountability so far, IMO.

Socialism will more than likely be worldwide eventually.
The time will come when everyone but the very wealthy will live in standardized housing, simply to house the masses. We will need genetically engineered foods because we are developing the lands we used to farm. We need to produce more and more in a smaller areas. Thankfully I'll be long dead before that happens, but it is coming. Unless..... there is a plague or some illness we get from the genetically engineered food :)

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#28 Jan 3, 2013
milwaukee69 wrote:
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Although I enlisted during wartime, I look back at my time in the service and would do it all over again if I could.
The service is what you make of it. Fortunately for all of us, not all young men and women see things the same way as you do.
But I do respect your reasoning and opinion.
One of my kids is considering it, I think he would do well, if he keeps his smart mouth shut :)

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#29 Jan 3, 2013
Always Wary wrote:
<quoted text>My issue with raising taxes is simply that the government has done a terrible job with no accountability so far, IMO.
Socialism will more than likely be worldwide eventually.
The time will come when everyone but the very wealthy will live in standardized housing, simply to house the masses. We will need genetically engineered foods because we are developing the lands we used to farm. We need to produce more and more in a smaller areas. Thankfully I'll be long dead before that happens, but it is coming. Unless..... there is a plague or some illness we get from the genetically engineered food :)
I vote for the latter. We'll do something to really eff up the population long before we get that far.

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#30 Jan 3, 2013
EraserX wrote:
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I vote for the latter. We'll do something to really eff up the population long before we get that far.
Maybe a man made virus? Accidentally exposed, I could see that.

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#31 Jan 3, 2013
No luck finding 'that' quote but I thought I'd send this one along:

It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.
Henry Ford
Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/h/h...
DILF At The Podium

Huntington, NY

#32 Jan 3, 2013
Always Wary wrote:
<quoted text>My issue with raising taxes is simply that the government has done a terrible job with no accountability so far, IMO.
Socialism will more than likely be worldwide eventually.
The time will come when everyone but the very wealthy will live in standardized housing, simply to house the masses. We will need genetically engineered foods because we are developing the lands we used to farm. We need to produce more and more in a smaller areas. Thankfully I'll be long dead before that happens, but it is coming. Unless..... there is a plague or some illness we get from the genetically engineered food :)
If population trends continue......agreed, it would be a must.
But history has shown that there is always something......something that destroys masses of people. As morbid as it may sound, destruction would be a necessity. We human beings cannot simply multiply exponentially on this planet without the planet growing with us.....and people of different races, cultures, religions are growing faster than others....that's another factor within this framework.
Something EVENTUALLY will have to give.
Hopefully I and my children will no longer exist when that time comes.

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#33 Jan 3, 2013
Hoosier Hillbilly wrote:
No luck finding 'that' quote but I thought I'd send this one along:
It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.
Henry Ford
Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/h/h...
I looked there too :)

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#34 Jan 3, 2013
Always Wary wrote:
<quoted text>Maybe a man made virus? Accidentally exposed, I could see that.
We won't even have to wait for a "man made" disease.
Influenza is a huge threat and I imagine variations
of the H1N1 will be giving us more problems in the
future.

Add in the antibiotic resistant strains of microbes
like MRSA and VRSA and I think we will have real trouble.

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#35 Jan 3, 2013
DILF At The Podium wrote:
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If population trends continue......agreed, it would be a must.
But history has shown that there is always something......something that destroys masses of people. As morbid as it may sound, destruction would be a necessity. We human beings cannot simply multiply exponentially on this planet without the planet growing with us.....and people of different races, cultures, religions are growing faster than others....that's another factor within this framework.
Something EVENTUALLY will have to give.
Hopefully I and my children will no longer exist when that time comes.
I think part of what got me thinking about that was the fact that it is almost two to one in the numbers being born versus deaths per day. I agree something will have to give, but i seriously doubt any of will come to pass in my life time.

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#36 Jan 3, 2013
Edison & Ford Winter Estates

Yes! they were buddies - it you didn't know:
Last year I visited it while wintering on Sanibel Island {day long cruise}.
It's unbelievable. I was actualy more impressed with Edison, I don't remember now how many patients he has-over a thousand.
That guy dabbled in everything.
Some of the storys and history of those two is totally fascinating.
If you ever get the chance while in Florida it's a must!

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Re....s... ml

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#37 Jan 3, 2013
I don't know what it is about Topix that screws with web-sites but it happens:
If this doesn't go through for you, Google;
Edison & Ford Winter Estates

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-...

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#38 Jan 3, 2013
arctic wrote:
<quoted text>
We won't even have to wait for a "man made" disease.
Influenza is a huge threat and I imagine variations
of the H1N1 will be giving us more problems in the
future.
Add in the antibiotic resistant strains of microbes
like MRSA and VRSA and I think we will have real trouble.
Sometime the media hype for viruses is ridiculous. I had a virus, it could have been West Nile, more than likely Encephalitis. When I looked up the stats I was shocked at how few people died from it. 80% of the people exposed showed no symptoms at all, the media made it sound like the Black Plague.

With how rapidly we travel there is no way a major outbreak could be contained effectively.

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#39 Jan 3, 2013
Hoosier Hillbilly wrote:
Edison & Ford Winter Estates
Yes! they were buddies - it you didn't know:
Last year I visited it while wintering on Sanibel Island {day long cruise}.
It's unbelievable. I was actualy more impressed with Edison, I don't remember now how many patients he has-over a thousand.
That guy dabbled in everything.
Some of the storys and history of those two is totally fascinating.
If you ever get the chance while in Florida it's a must!
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Re....s... ml
They both were pretty interesting and unfettered. Let's be honest, there is no way they could do now what they did back then, with all the regulations and the EPA it never would happen.

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#40 Jan 3, 2013
Always Wary wrote:
<quoted text>Sometime the media hype for viruses is ridiculous. I had a virus, it could have been West Nile, more than likely Encephalitis. When I looked up the stats I was shocked at how few people died from it. 80% of the people exposed showed no symptoms at all, the media made it sound like the Black Plague.
With how rapidly we travel there is no way a major outbreak could be contained effectively.
I never go by the media when it comes to health
care matters.

But ppl think that this H1N1 strain of Influenza is
going to be a cake walk b/c it didn't hit us hard
but that strain was a shock to the medical community.
With strains of bird, pig and human DNA it's something
new and very dangerous.

Also the SARS virus...another one I think we'll
see make a come back at a later date.

And you're right....containment of any major disease,
in this day and age, would be impossible.

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