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A Fork in the Road, Part II

jclark510 Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 6:06 PM
Nowhere in the Bible does it condone the government taking care of the poor. Rather it commands believers to care for the widowed and orphans. Not those who can work. The biggest problem we have is affluence and the expectation that we all deserve it regardless of whether we have earned it. At the very least those who receive benefits from the government should have to earn it in some fashion. To quote Paul, "If a man will not work, he shouldn't eat." The right tax is probably a flat tax with limited deductions for charitable contributions and mortgage interest.
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A Fork in the Road, Part II

jclark510 Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 6:02 PM
Actually if you had held those stocks since 2002, you are probably much better off. Giving it to the government has a negative return for anyone who makes even a lower middle class living. What you get back in a typical lifespan will pale in comparison to what you put in if you have worked consistently. The Social part is short for socialism! The money that goes to the feds doesn't get set aside for SS payments. That was robbed long ago.
Not foolish...it simply reveals the heart!
Delusion is not defined by perceived intellect. First, we actually have no factual basis to say that Obama is all that bright. We have no college transcripts and for all we do know he may have been admitted to law school because he is of color and once in, who knows? What we do know is that the past 3.5 years have shown he has no clue how to lead, has communist economic principles, lies, manipulates government agencies to promote his agenda, and is quite possibly the most arrogant person to ever hold the office. He talks down to people with much better credentials than he possesses and apparently thinks that governing the US is a less than full-time job! By full time, I mean like that of a CEO of a large corporation, 70-100 hrs/wk.
Are you not paying attention at all to what has happened over the past month? Wow, I guess it is true that ideologues really can't see truth even when it is all around them.
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All-Time All-Stars: Part II

jclark510 Wrote: Jul 10, 2012 5:47 PM
All opinions are not equal....some are based on delusion and others find their foundations in the facts. I'll take Ted Williams and Bob Gibson.
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All-Time All-Stars: Part II

jclark510 Wrote: Jul 10, 2012 5:45 PM
Bonds, for all of his questionable substance use, stands out because he did his amazing feats in a completely unsegregated MLB. His combination of speed, defense, and all-around hitting when he was younger added to his prodigious power, average, and OPS as he aged was something to behold. He is roundly, and rightly, criticized for his probable PED use (hat sizes aren't supposed to change in your thirties!), but what is often times overlooked is that he was HOF-bound before there were any reasons to wonder about PED use. The numbers he put up for his career in every category are stunning and include 7 MVP awards. 762 HR, 514 SB, 2558 BB ( including an astonishing 688 IBB!), and a 1.051 OPS. Worth consideration.
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