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Well, we can add a third restroom for "confused" or "none-of-the-above". These folk are not mainstream, nor should they get special consideration. Their position is one of choice and if there MUST be distinctions made, it really should be based on genitalia - weird as that may seem. We are mammals, which divide into two basic camps: male and female. Make a choice. As for the Rochester radio duo; they may have been crude, but it is NOT proper to use tax funds for personal use - and that is exactly what Rochester was doing.
Of course it should trump State lines. Ratification of the Constitution is the same as any contract; in this case a three-party contract between People, States, and the Federal government. Thus, they must abide clauses and conditions set therein. It hasn't stopped them, because "the People" and courts keep dropping the ball when it comes to their responsibility.
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Govt. Union Wants Duck Dynasty Fans Fired

James64 Wrote: Jun 12, 2014 12:43 PM
"Zero tolerance" is a hoot anyway. It means there should be no tolerance - yet the big whiners are all about tolerating THEIR view. Most of the zero-tolerance crowd do indeed have zero and spend effort fighting those who truly have it. Regardless of the subject, I nearly always side with those who have real tolerance for the differences among us and very rarely for the soft-headed, thin-skinned whiners who have it only for their pet subject.
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Beware a Beneficent Government

James64 Wrote: Jun 12, 2014 9:04 AM
If there is one thing Obama-the-constitutional-scholar does well, it is misunderstanding. There are two possible reasons: first, like many of today's Americans, he is too weak to accept his responsibility and do right by the Constitution and secondly, he is a foreigner (in spite of his citizenship) who did not grow up American. He only "knows" the words to the Constitution and will never understand it.
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For the Children

James64 Wrote: Jun 12, 2014 8:48 AM
Like any organization allowed to grow unchecked by people's actions, eventually the survival of that organization and those who grow it takes precedence over the reason for it's existence. This is why we distrust government - it has become focused on it's own growth and survival over the reasons - and people - it was created.
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For the Children

James64 Wrote: Jun 12, 2014 8:42 AM
Pre-(anything education) aimed at fixing the failure of our "system" will ALWAYS fail, because any benefit is lost upon tossing them into that failure for the next 13 years. We would be farther ahead by minimizing the socializing conforming aspects and concentrate on learning. This would require efforts outside the one-size-fits-all process, though. It would have to fight the system - and union - desire for rules that make the system's administration and self-promotion a priority. We must know by now that the self-preservation of the "system" has long since taken precedence over education. As for the rest of "for the children", it will end the same; we are going to leave them in tyranny if we don't start fixing our attitudes.
A strong, vibrant economy, not government, will go farther, faster, to resolve issues facing the country - even the world. However, we have somehow become convinced that only thru government can we address ANYTHING. Yet, history indicates government is the slowest, most expensive, and least effective way.
Regarding CO2; it is an almost miniscule component of our atmosphere, exceeded by other so-called "hothouse gases". Even combined, they don't rank against water vapor, which is far and away the greatest contributor. Yet somehow, it is all about CO2. There are many settled science issues that have been slowly debunked over the years as we learn more. Many popular issues have been found lacking in either sufficient data for the result, or insufficient diligence in the original study. Before throwing billions away, it might be prudent to investigate further - with skepticism
Climate change happens. The damage done by said change has far less to do with climate than infrastructure choices and locations. This is the "human element" regarding climate change. It is something we rarely - if at all - noticed when our own technology advancements were slower than the change. Over the past century, we have learned a little and just realized that climate does change - but nowhere near enough to make clear and accurate predictions of what the change is, let alone what it will be. We can make assumptions of what t might do to our infrastructure, but that is adaptation, which would be reasonable and a sensible expense. But we aim to change the world instead - which simply isn't going to happen, no matter how much we spend.
I hate it when pre-tempted by my computer software! ".. nitride more o .." should read ".. due more to .."
Climate damage in the US is far and away nitride more o infrastructure and it's placement - and the ever-rising costs of REplacement, than to any actual change in climate.
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