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The leading cause of death in the US is heart disease. Beware of what you wish for John - They'll be coming for your cheeseburger next.
I agree. Although I am not a pot smoker I know people who are that hold jobs, own houses and don't fit John's stereotype. It's a slippery slope for the government to decide you can't have something because they determine what is and isn't good for you. Before you know it we'll have mayors deciding how big of a soft drink you can buy. Oh, wait.
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Parting Company

LarryFromMo Wrote: Jan 01, 2014 5:38 PM
I highly recommend reading Mark Levin's "The Liberty Amendments" for those who think along the same line as Williams. The Constitution gave the States the avenue of calling for a Constitutional Convention and taking back their rights. Maybe the time has come.
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Parting Company

LarryFromMo Wrote: Jan 01, 2014 5:35 PM
The pinheads actually expect people to turn in the new bulbs to collection centers instead of just throwing them in the trash can. We will be poisoning our water supply with the mercury you mention because politicians are simply out of touch with reality.
"which", not "with". Hit the enter button a little too quickly.
I agree. His free speech rights were not violated, his civil rights were. He is being discriminated against by his employer because he is a Christian with is prohibited by the Civil Rights Act.
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Duck Dynasty and Freedom of Speech

LarryFromMo Wrote: Dec 21, 2013 5:50 AM
Read the article. The author is correct in that this is not a First Amendment issue since it is not the government coming down on him. However, A&E did violate the Civil Rights Act and his civil rights by firing him because he is a Christian. Title 42 of the US Code reads as follows: "§ 2000e–2. Unlawful employment practices (a) Employer practices It shall be an unlawful employment practice for an employer— (1) to fail or refuse to hire or to discharge any individual, or otherwise to discriminate against any individual with respect to his compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment, because of such individual’s race, color, religion, sex, or national origin;" This is not a freedom of speech issue, but it is a civil rights issue. Firing Robertson because he is a Christian is just as reprehensible as firing someone because he is black. It is also just as illegal.
The rich have an obligation to share with the poor. The issue is that it is not the government's role to determine what poor they should give to and how much.
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Congressionally Duped Americans

LarryFromMo Wrote: Nov 06, 2013 6:50 AM
It's a pyramid scheme. The money wasn't used for other government programs, but for earlier social security recipients. The first people in got a lot more out of it than they paid in, which is why it seems to be such a wonderful program to the WWII generation. Why should future generations have to pay for the promise's of the slimy politicians of the prior generation. That's what social security amounts to - politicians promising their constituents access to the next generation's money.
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You Say You Want a Revolution

LarryFromMo Wrote: Oct 28, 2013 9:20 AM
"Ok, so let’s suppose the issue is carbon emission" John, please don't buy into the Orwellian speech of environmental extremists and their politicians. It is carbon dioxide, the transparent gas we are all exhaling at this very moment. The Libs want to make it sound like their fighting soot in the air.
Insurance is about charging someone a premium that reflects their risk. A higher risk individual should pay more. For example, a 16 year old boy paying for car insurance. The elderly should pay their fair market price without subsidies from the young. Why should you get to screw everybody else just because you turn 65? The problem for those with pre-existing conditions is that the cost of their risk is not affordable. It's kind of like buying car insurance after you've wrecked your car - it would be pretty expensive. There are people in this situation who are not irresponsible. For example, a young person with an expensive disease that loses their parent's insurance when they get older. The plight of these people should be addressed, but it should be done without screwing up the insurance market for everyone else.
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