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Not at all, Carlos. American Catholics are notoriously independent from the Vatican--all the way back to JFK. This is not a conflict at all--since Jindal is more Christian and devoted than the Pope (who appears more concerned with his Marxist "social justice" than following the tenets of Christ).
Generally, I agree, Mike. Sounds like Jindal did well, though. I credit him with refining his delivery and better articulating himself than previously. He has some conservative positions. I would very much like to hear more from Jindal.
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Obama Wants to Tax Your Savings...Really

Rich5092 Wrote: 7 hours ago (1:23 PM)
I keep hearing the "means testing" tossed about and that is right off the shelf Marxist BS. Those individuals who planned and saved and had their wages confiscated for Social Security deserve it regardless of the fruits of their planning and saving. "Fair" is not confiscating the fruit of people's labors in a forced participation plan and then later refusing to give it back to them. This is why Marxism / Progressivism should be stamped out in every form and fashion where it rears its ugly head. It is never "fair" to take from one man in order to give to another--regardless of your intentions. That is called THEFT!
As a good friend of mine once said, "I had no problem with sin until I became a Christian."...and at that point, clarity often ensues.
Much of these seizures are of bank accounts for individuals who make repeated deposits of less than $10,000--this is considered a tactic used by criminal elements to avoid generating an automatic report to the govt (cash transactions of $10k or more automatically trigger a report to the IRS). If the govt (local, state, or fed) suspects that you are making this series of deposits / cash movements in amounts less than $10k in order to avoid the automatic report, they can, by the law that they have written, seize that cash--and it is up to the owner to fight to get it back (which is never quick or cheap). The kicker is that a host of these seizures are of small business owners' assets (who, by the nature of their business and insurance, make cash deposits less than $10k)--and are found to be completely innocent--they were just transacting business based on their small businesses. This is a great example of just how govt is evil...so that we should allow only the barest minimum of what is necessary and then sharply resist any and all attempts to expand govt (no matter how "benevolent" it seems). Our Founding Fathers were wise beyond the ages for their efforts to keep this tyranny from us...and yet, over the generations, we have shirked that wisdom & responsibility in favor of an increasingly heavier yoke of oppression on ourselves. This will not end well.
That's it, Lynn. When you read over and over the examples of how this provision has been used to target completely (and I mean in every sense of the word) innocent people--their businesses, homes, vehicles, and/or bank accounts seized with now warning or due process. These people have to fight to get their property back--and that is not a cheap effort--and they did nothing wrong in the first place!!!! This is not what our Founding Fathers envisioned. This is an abomination.
No, John, the Founding Fathers believed that--and it is included in their writings and codified in the Constitution. Further, common / natural law for Western civilization believed that life began at conception (as even Planned Parenthood admits) and that as such is worthy of protection. I can cite chapter and verse, over and over, examples of these. This is not a question of sexual relations and it stopped being about "choice" when a human life was created. Period. The baby is a life to be protected. Don't want it? Fine, surrender it at birth and be gone--at least the child has its chance to live and thrive. How many more millions of innocent children have to suffer and die before we realize the wisdom of our Founding Fathers and their intent when creating this great nation? I would put it to you that a measure of our worth as a society is how we treat the most helpless among us--and right now, that is not making a great case for our survival.
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Methane Deceptions

Rich5092 Wrote: Jan 24, 2015 10:18 AM
Good on ya, TOA. Keep up the great work--you are a vital part of illuminating minds and teaching them to challenge what they are being indoctrinated to believe.
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Methane Deceptions

Rich5092 Wrote: Jan 24, 2015 10:16 AM
Don't leave Jeb out of this one. He's notorious for his double-speak on the issue of global warming. He said that he believes in global warming but is not sure that mankind has contributed to it -- which really leaves the door open for him to be able to easily slide into the pro-warming / pro-govt control camp later. (classic smarmy political double speak)
Sorry, Jeb is a big-govt RINO who favors amnesty and is a foundational supporter of the hugely unpopular Common Core. Jeb is no conservative and is not electable. If the GOP wants to lose yet another election, let them put up another RINO like Jeb or Romney and we'll lose again. (and we'll hear from the Kool-Aid drinkers how it was the conservatives who stayed home that cost the election--never once questioning the overall strategy of putting RINOs on our ticket) We see that the majority of Americans, to include significant chunks of minority groups and core Dem constituencies, favor conservative positions on school choice, are against amnesty, against abortion, do not support the Dems' position on global warming, and the list goes on. You would think that we could properly message our positions, stop shooting ourselves in the foot, and actually capture that support for conservative values. However, the GOP cannot somehow stop trashing its own conservative values in an effort to portray themselves as more "moderate" in an effort to be Dem-Lite and delude themselves into thinking that Dems will vote for Dem-Lite over Dem. If we want to win, we need to accurately message our positions and portray those bold differences between us and the liberal / progressive Dems...give the people an actual choice. If we do not, we are consigning ourselves to the losing strategy of maligning our conservative platform & base and yet still losing the big election...becoming a permanent 2nd or 3rd class party.
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