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dfiscus Wrote: "As my Mother would have said, "Let them stew in their own juices." UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES should the repubs say anything. Just let this debacle implode and let the folks reap what they have sown." The operable wisdom at a time like this is 3000 years old and found in Psalm 7:15 - the evil dig a pit for others and fall into it themselves. Psalm 9 continues this thought - wicked are snared by their own net, fall into their own pit, snared by the work of their own hands. Bottom Line: DO NOT COME TO THEIR RESCUE !
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20 Questions Liberals Can't Answer

Fred150 Wrote: Apr 20, 2013 9:11 AM
Absolutely - keep 100% of what you earn. Support the government by taxes on what you spend. Fair Tax! It took ammending the constitution to change to taxing earnings - a mistake just like prohibition. Our founders had it right
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MSNBC's Motto: Lean Racist

Fred150 Wrote: Oct 06, 2012 9:23 AM
Perhaps more telling is that surveys about the Denver debate showed 53% of democrats saying Obama won while over 80% of blacks said he won.
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Documentary on Obama a Balancing Act

Fred150 Wrote: Sep 02, 2012 3:19 PM
Try "The Obama Prescription" ----- The Obama Rx ---- The Obamarx ---- The Oba Marx
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Can Mitt Break the Veep Curse?

Fred150 Wrote: Jul 11, 2012 3:51 PM
citizen YES.,. Natural Born Citizen - NO
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A Political Glossary: Part II

Fred150 Wrote: Jun 27, 2012 7:48 AM
for Joe296: you say; "The only solution is ..." There are other solutions. To borrow from Benjamin Franklin - the best way to end illegal residence is to make them uncomfortable in the illegality. If you have enforcement of identity using E-Verify and people can't get jobs they will look elsewhere (back home?) If you have verification before being allowed to be given taxpayer money (food stamps and other entitlements) then being here illegally becomes uncomfortable. Agree with Joe296 - focus deportation on illegals committing a crime -get the really undesireables out of the country. I suggest folks take a close look at how Mexico treats those there illegally.
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Random Thoughts

Fred150 Wrote: Jun 20, 2012 9:11 AM
It is also essential to have some foreign bases where the logistics support needed to sustain combat operations can be prepositioned since we don't have enough airlift to get it there when we actually deploy the combat forces. A squadron of fighters can be in the combat zone in days - the weapons (bombs ammo) need to be forward positioned in response to a contingency plan - not the deployment order itself. I have done this for a living.
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Random Thoughts

Fred150 Wrote: Jun 20, 2012 9:05 AM
Ramstein for example also provides a non-combat zone place for major medical care for the wounded from combat zone. Survival rates are highest when there is close medical like in the Ramstein area. We need the stuff we know we will need (like bullets, bombs, trucks, tanks etc) positioned close to where the contingency plans say they might be needed. Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean is such an example. The less we pre-position the more heavy airlift assets (e.g. C-17) we need.
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Random Thoughts

Fred150 Wrote: Jun 20, 2012 9:00 AM
Having been a war planner in Europe (and fighter pilot with combat experience) let me point out the falicy in the Ron Paul approach and the oversight in aj59 comment above. Planners look at the possible conflict scenarios as contingencies for which advance planning is needed. It is relatively easy to deploy troups or a squadron on fighters to a "hot spot" - what is not so easy is the logistics support needed to conduct sustained operations once they are there. Pre-positioning consumables forward is the only way to prepare since we don't have enough airlift to move them when needed and ocean transport is less timely. A base like Ramstein in Germany provides both a staging location from which short range (slower - smaller) airlift sufices.
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Making Life Fair

Fred150 Wrote: May 16, 2012 9:39 AM
Read what I wrote again. "However many make bad choices or fail to take the risks" - that IS doing something wrong. Getting a non-marketable college degree is a personal choice - but then don't complain that someone doesn't want to pay you $100K for your expertise in "gender studies." There will never be equal outcomes among un-equal people. The situation is made worse by bad choices. Agree you should be able to succeed without "happy accidents" like having parents who can help bankroll your entrepreneurial effort. The best way to think of most "happy accidents" is captured in the concept of serendipity - the prepared mind recognizes the opportunity and jumps on it. Read the Persian story "The Brothers of Serendip" - then read it to kids.
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