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With the price of airline tickest, and the hassle of TSA, I think rail would be better for long distance travel, the propblem I have is the nearest rail station is 3 hrs away going east, and 4 hrs going west. Leaving my car in a long term lot in a city center, or renting a car to get there puts risk, or increase to the price, and I might as well fly, since the airport is 30 minutes away.
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The Wisdom of Dan Quayle

dmc1964 Wrote: Mar 27, 2013 10:22 AM
... Now it is filled with chores needed to maintain the home to the barest minimum, before you collapse into bed, to get up before dawn and do it all over again.
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The Wisdom of Dan Quayle

dmc1964 Wrote: Mar 27, 2013 10:20 AM
I wonder if middle class marriage is disintegrating because of "stuff". To buy all the modern contraptions (and I have a few) both spouses work, are swimming in debt, the house is never clean enough, dinner is out of a box (or takeout), and by the time the day is finished, all you want to do is sleep. The fun you had when newly married is gone due to exhaustion. The stuff you bought as a "time-saving device" sits unused on the counter or in a cupboard, because you don't have the time to figure out how it works. Life used to be simpler, husband came in from the fields to dinner on the table, and the wife was done with cleaning & cooking, and the kids did the dishes after dinner. Evening used to be a time of relaxation, reading, or crafting.
Disarming the law-abiding for school shootings is like taking away cars from safe drivers because someone drives drunk and kills a kid.
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Just One Small Point ...

dmc1964 Wrote: Mar 12, 2013 3:47 PM
I would also like to mention, if abortion had been legal in 1964, I wouldn't be here as my mother was 16.
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Just One Small Point ...

dmc1964 Wrote: Mar 12, 2013 3:46 PM
If it was illegal today, then doctors who botch abortions would go to jail for murder instead of being fined for malpractice. Costs for adoption would go down, because more babies would be available. We should allow EVERY person the right to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. If a child isn't viable nature intervenes. Most of our problems arise from gov't deciding to fix things they can't. I am not a coward either... Diane McWilliams
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Just One Small Point ...

dmc1964 Wrote: Mar 12, 2013 3:34 PM
From what I have read about Roe v Wade, if a state passes a law stating that a fetus is a person, the right to life applies, and abortion is illegal. It looks like Arkansas is declaring personhood at 12 weeks gestation...
only DoD Civilians are being furloughed - Active duty military are not effected.
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Guns Gone Mad and Asteroids Gone Crazy

dmc1964 Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 9:03 AM
Chris, what new comet? Do you know what they are calling it.
Dave always says pay off debts smallest to largest, the emotional gains from wiping out a debt are of more worth than taking forever to pay off a large low-interest loan. He also says having more than half of your annual income tied up in things that go down in value over time is the wrong way to prioritize, that's why he told them to get rid of the cars.
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Treatment of the Fort Hood Victims

dmc1964 Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 9:10 AM
But Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, sees the shootings as terrorism "clearly." McCaul plans to reintroduce legislation to force the Pentagon and Obama administration to recognize the Fort Hood victims' combat status. Good Luck Rep. McCaul, I hope you succeed in getting this fixed. Our troops deserve better. When the Pentagon was hit by a plane, it was called terrorism, not an aviation disaster. All of those victims got the recognition and treatment they deserved. In Oklahoma, McVeigh was apprehended and brought to trial (and executed) quickly, why has all this taken so long? Hasan is apprehended and waiting trial because he won't shave or wear his uniform. ENOUGH! roll him in there in a orange jumpsuit, and get the trial over.
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