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The Sierra Club Exposed

Michael94 Wrote: Jun 09, 2013 10:40 AM
Government confiscation of private property was the reason for the Kelo case. Unfortunately, SCOTUS decided it was within a municipalities powers, rights, prerogatives to condemn perfectly good homes so that other entities that would pay more tax revenues could use that land. As a consequence, several states passed laws preventing municipalities from doing that very thing.
Glenn, when the paleoclimate record consistently shows that CO2 levels start rising 300 to 800 years after temperatures start rising, one can safely say that higher CO2 levels are an effect, not a cause, of global warming. Unless there is some sort of time travel effect from CO2 increases. You know: CO2 rises, temp rises, CO2 does a time shift of 300 to 800 years into the future. That sort of thing.
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Fed's Ivory Tower Just Got Smaller

Michael94 Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 10:19 AM
If I am not mistaken, the "official" inflation rate does not include energy prices and food, which is completely asinine. When the price of a "market basket" does not include the price of getting to and from work, the delivery of items to stores, the price of electricity, etc., and the price of food, and all of those prices are rising, then the rate of inflation is way underreported. While the government might not report this to the sheeple, the consumers of this country are not stupid. They know what their incomes are, and what their spending is, and they know the government is lying by omission. The same is true with their statistics on unemployment.
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Flat Tax or Fair Tax?

Michael94 Wrote: Jan 31, 2013 10:09 AM
If forced to make a choice between the so-called Fair Tax and the Flat Tax, I'll choose the Flat Tax, because, in spite of the name, the Flat Tax is more fair all around. Sales taxes, which is what the Fair Tax is, are regressive in nature. In other words, even though tax rates are the same for everybody, the poor will end up paying a greater percentage of their income in taxes than will the wealthy. This is because the working poor who, by necessity, are not able to save or invest, spend their entire pay check on necessities. The upper middle class and the wealthy will purchase those same necessities and some luxury items, but will be able to save and invest part of their incomes, which savings and investments are not taxed.
A little over 20 years ago, I got the long form census form - you remember, the one with questions such as if we had indoor toilets, etc? I looked over the form, filled out how many people were in the household, left everything else blank, and mailed it in. I got a call from the census bureau a month or so later, wanting the information I left blank. I told them the census is a count of the people to apportion representatives, PERIOD. Everything else on that form was an invasion of privacy and none of the government's ******* business and hung up on her. Never heard from them again.
Possible answers when your doctor asks about your gun ownership: Doc, do you have electronic or print child pornography in your home? Gee, doc, I lost all my firearms during a canoeing accident last summer. Well, no, doc. I pulled an Eric Holder and sold all of my firearms to Mexican drug dealers. Explain to me doc just how that is any of your or the government's business. Next question, doc. It IS a nice day, isn't it? Describe for me, doc, the sound of one hand clapping. Doc, if a man makes a statement, and there is not a woman around to hear it, is he still wrong? If a couple in Arkansas get a divorce, are they still brother and sister?
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