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Obama and the Appeasement Myth

Greg417 Wrote: Apr 17, 2014 8:27 AM
The better strategy with Russia is not to send troops to Ukraine. Ukraine already chose not to join NATO because they wanted to play both sides. We should start financially supporting instability in Russia...separatists in Cheychna, Dagestan, etc.
At times, a judge will appoint a defender and that lawyer is required to do his/her best...however this individual chose to defend Abu-Jamal. That is a significant difference that seems to escape our most esteemed "Constitutional Scholar".
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An Upside-Down World

Greg417 Wrote: Feb 28, 2014 9:51 AM
I tend to be conservative/libertarian and I wonder how many of you would support the "right" of the Muslim taxi drivers in Minnesota to refuse to carry passengers that stopped by the duty free and are carrying liquor home. (Actual case). Or...let's pretend a Muslim cab driver in the US refuses to carry a passenger arriving from Israel based on his political reliefs.
Why is church tithing deductible anyway? It's another reason we should get rid of all itemized deductions...it would remove more power from the gov't in deciding what is a good expenditure (home purchase interest, donations, having kids)...
"Detroit" isn't considering an ice rink. The funding is coming from team owners and bonds that 're-capture' tax revenue for a period of time. The site produces no tax base at this time and would likely remain blight if nothing happens. Sounds like a good idea to me.
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Detroit Broke City

Greg417 Wrote: Aug 02, 2013 8:16 AM
Living in Detroit...please, please, please, no gov't bailouts. The tough love is working and there is a new entrupenurial spirit that just may bring this city back. If we can keep the politicians from blowing it...
Modern day Teapot Dome...lol.
Just speculating of course, but I'd bet he handed out invitations at work, expressed his views pretty clearly on serving with gays, and had likely been warned about it verbally. He's in a position of leadership, he gives up his right to advocate political views (which I'm guessing he went beyond just saying "I support DOMA"). MSGT's aren't known for their sensitivty and tact, so there's likely more to the story...and as an officer, I don't recall very many radical liberals looking to push agendas. The disciplining officers were probably just as uncomfortable reprimanding this guy, lol.
As a military member...the Master Sgt should know better. You give up the right to engage in political activity while in uniform and you have know right to link your military position to political views. I've seen the policy enforced against liberal/conservative/Republican/Democrat views. If he doesn't feel he can remain apolitical while on duty, he should retire. (Btw, I likely agree with most of his views on a personal level, but know they can't be linked to my military position). An apolitical, professional military is essential to our democracy.
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Who Pays Their Fair Share?

Greg417 Wrote: Apr 23, 2013 8:09 AM
Consumption tax is an interesting idea, but nothing should be excluded. If you open the door to food, medicine, essential clothes...arguments/lobbying develop over Walmart shorts vs. Versace dress...asprin vs. dental veneers vs. broken leg...McDonald's vs. Ruth Chris or Cabbage vs. Twinkies. Fair means everyone pays a share!
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