In America, atheists are still in the closet

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“I started out with nothing”

Since: Nov 10

and still got most of it left

#40125 Oct 10, 2012
Aura Mytha wrote:
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Hogwash and 20 million lost , people still can't get loans to build new houses. Most of the jobs created are jobs nobody wants. Working on the roads and on bases.
That’s what happens when US b(w)ankers take it into their head they can screw the world.

“ The Lord of delirious minds.”

Since: Dec 10

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#40126 Oct 10, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
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That’s what happens when US b(w)ankers take it into their head they can screw the world.
Yep to top the cake the banksters took the government money and
gave themselves bonuses , not once but twice.

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#40127 Oct 10, 2012
Aura Mytha wrote:
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Well while this is true , now think about what impact road work has on small businesses.
Tell me, why can't the un-employed masses, the recipients of the funds doled out by the liberalized welfare state, be put to good use in infrastructure renewal and revitalization? You know who I'm talking about ... that 47% whom Romney senses might not fall in behind him ... those too lazy to sow, but seem quite perky around reaping time, waiting for their worry-free wheat while the rest of us get the chaff. Too much like slavery I guess. I should know, I'm a white slave ... shouldering the new "white man's burden" of feeding the dog's who are so eager to bite the hand!!! I'm seriously considering a new career as an outlaw biker. Now that's the life.

<sorry, hope I didn't get any on ya>

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#40128 Oct 10, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
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That’s what happens when US b(w)ankers take it into their head they can screw the world.
Do you really think they're that smart? I envision the world screwers living high-on-the-hog in Switzerland or maybe Austria.

“ The Lord of delirious minds.”

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#40129 Oct 10, 2012
RHill wrote:
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Tell me, why can't the un-employed masses, the recipients of the funds doled out by the liberalized welfare state, be put to good use in infrastructure renewal and revitalization? You know who I'm talking about ... that 47% whom Romney senses might not fall in behind him ... those too lazy to sow, but seem quite perky around reaping time, waiting for their worry-free wheat while the rest of us get the chaff. Too much like slavery I guess. I should know, I'm a white slave ... shouldering the new "white man's burden" of feeding the dog's who are so eager to bite the hand!!! I'm seriously considering a new career as an outlaw biker. Now that's the life.
<sorry, hope I didn't get any on ya>
I do know what you mean , I get no government help.
Never had a bank house loan default , didn't start any wars.
It's a tough life but , someone has to live it.
You may choose to do this, just be prepared to suffer the consequence if the hand is dealt not in favor.
I just keep hoping it will get better and not for the worse.
Causing the same thing as in the 30's and the most infamous of villains to being on the short paths to destruction.

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#40130 Oct 10, 2012
Carrion Comfort

NOT, I’ll not, carrion comfort, Despair, not feast on thee;
Not untwist—slack they may be—these last strands of man
In me ór, most weary, cry I can no more. I can;
Can something, hope, wish day come, not choose not to be.
But ah, but O thou terrible, why wouldst thou rude on me 5
Thy wring-world right foot rock? lay a lionlimb against me? scan
With darksome devouring eyes my bruisčd bones? and fan,
O in turns of tempest, me heaped there; me frantic to avoid thee and flee?

Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–89). Poems. 1918.

“I started out with nothing”

Since: Nov 10

and still got most of it left

#40131 Oct 10, 2012
RHill wrote:
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Do you really think they're that smart? I envision the world screwers living high-on-the-hog in Switzerland or maybe Austria.
They may live there now after first screwing the US people with subprime mortgages, then the world by embedding the resultant toxic debt deep inside so called investment packages just before the subprime bubble burst. That was the reason for the world wide recession including the collapse of the US housing market and bankruptcy of a considerable number of companies. And near bankruptcy of several major US institutions such as GM.

Then of course they cried to the US government that without bail out they would go bust and everyone would loose and so they screwed the government too (twice according to Aura).

So not only did they screw the mortgagees, the hopeful investors, your government they also screwed a considerable amount of tax dollars from people like you.

I don’t know about smart but they are/were certainly devious and greedy – oh yes and extremely rich. They can afford to live there ever they want.

“There's a feeling I get...”

Since: Jun 11

...when I look to the West

#40132 Oct 10, 2012
Aura Mytha wrote:
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Well while this is true , now think about what impact road work has on small businesses.
It does have an impact. Everything does.

Raw material needs to be bought. Vehicles must be procured, services and maintained. Protective clothing must be bought. Stuff like paint, signage, stickers etc etc.

I am a capitalist through and through. I believe a purely socialist or communist state is a huge mistake, because it takes away the average Joe's dream to one day be king in his own castle... It takes away the entrepreneurial DRIVE.

However. I also believe that as individuals we cannot accomplish much, but as part of a group, a firm, an organisation or a corporation, we can achieve more. You and I cannot mine gold, oil or platinum and yield profits, but as part of a collective we can.

That is why I say YES for capitalism, but we give our share to government too.

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#40134 Oct 10, 2012
RHill wrote:
Carrion Comfort
NOT, I’ll not, carrion comfort, Despair, not feast on thee;
Not untwist—slack they may be—these last strands of man
In me ór, most weary, cry I can no more. I can;
Can something, hope, wish day come, not choose not to be.
But ah, but O thou terrible, why wouldst thou rude on me 5
Thy wring-world right foot rock? lay a lionlimb against me? scan
With darksome devouring eyes my bruisčd bones? and fan,
O in turns of tempest, me heaped there; me frantic to avoid thee and flee?
Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–89). Poems. 1918.
I was always partial to "The Windhover"...

Since: Feb 11

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#40135 Oct 10, 2012
RHill wrote:
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This is why I hate talking politics ... I really don't have or devote the time to do a thorough analysis .
Doesn't seem to slow you down when it comes to shooting from the hip and declaring other people wrong or liars.

Funny how that is.

Let me know when you read up on WHY the USA and the USSR were at DefCon III- try using google.

Make sure you mention Meir.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#40136 Oct 10, 2012
wolverine wrote:
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While I Agree That Healthcare Needs Reform, We Must Remember That It Is And Never Has Been A " Right "
We Must Remember That Obama moDeled MADITORY partiCipation on ROMNEYCARE.

Since the flip flopping draft dodger forgets that was his position in 2004.

Which Romney are we watching today?

Since: Mar 11

Florence, KY

#40137 Oct 10, 2012
I was raised in a union household my Dad working at Ford. Even so what with the way the GOP tries to cram Jesus down everyone's throat, put women at risk with their dangerous anti choice work, advocate bigotry against the minority and I could go on, it's hard for me to consider them. There are a few decent ones. Back in the day I voted for governor Mitch Daniels and he is a republican but a much more level headed one and union friendly.

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#40138 Oct 10, 2012
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>I was always partial to "The Windhover"...
Transcendant words, assembled and transported beyond mere art.

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#40139 Oct 10, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Doesn't seem to slow you down when it comes to shooting from the hip and declaring other people wrong or liars.
Funny how that is.
Let me know when you read up on WHY the USA and the USSR were at DefCon III- try using google.
Make sure you mention Meir.
The matter has not piqued my interest.

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#40140 Oct 10, 2012
RHill wrote:
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Transcendant words, assembled and transported beyond mere art.
And, unlike a lot of writing, it takes a bit of effort to read.
wolverine

Greeley, CO

#40141 Oct 10, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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We Must Remember That Obama moDeled MADITORY partiCipation on ROMNEYCARE.
Since the flip flopping draft dodger forgets that was his position in 2004.
Which Romney are we watching today?
Romneys Plan Was At The State Level.....Not The National
And I Believe It Was Voted In...Not Mandated.

You Could Move, If You Chose Not To Comply.

Obamas Plan Hands Out Penalties And Fines For Non-Compliance, Even If It Goes Against A Persons Religious Beliefs. Two Uncontitutional Attacks By The Socialist.

Since: Feb 11

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#40142 Oct 10, 2012
RHill wrote:
You know who I'm talking about ... that 47% whom Romney senses might not fall in behind him ... those too lazy to sow,
As has been pointed out to you SEVERAL times, the 47 percent includes:
American military working on the front line of Afghanistan, in combat zone

More than 60 percent of the 47 percent work full-time, just at poverty level

Over 20 percent are seniors collecting SSI

As you say: you are ignorant of the facts, it just that you continue to dwell here in your ignorance.

Since: Feb 11

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#40143 Oct 10, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
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That’s what happens when US b(w)ankers take it into their head they can screw the world.
US bankers?

You skanque: I guess you are thinking we over here in the US haven't heard about BARCLAYS screwing over banks in the US & Europe and their fine (Ł290m, about a half billion dollars)- fixing inflated interest rates and such.

Putting aside that England banking system and most of their commerce was built on slave trade... historically speaking...

Since: Feb 11

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#40144 Oct 10, 2012
wolverine wrote:
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While I Agree That Healthcare Needs Reform, We Must Remember That It Is And Never Has Been A " Right "
WOLVERINE: we must Remember That YOU obamAcaRE was modeled After romneycare, that Be includInG the Mandate reQUiring EvERyone participate.

Since: Feb 11

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#40145 Oct 10, 2012
wolverine wrote:
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Romneys Plan Was At The State Level.
As BIG as Romney could MAKE it, dipstick.

Romney SIGNED mandated healthcare for the entire state that he was governor of.

Now he hides from it.

Like he HIDES from his PRO CHOICE position.

Which Romney are we seeing today?

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