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Why the 2nd Amendment

Riff Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 7:20 AM
He was kidding....!!
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We Know How to Stop School Shootings

Riff Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 12:08 AM
Well said!!
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SF Supes Support (Some) Free Speech

Riff Wrote: Jul 26, 2012 11:41 AM
There's another important point in here that goes unnoticed... The concept of corporations as "persons" is a concept that came about during the debate many years ago concerning the taxation of corporations by government. Businesses argued that corporations were simply legal entities- not actually citizens subject to income tax. In response, the court created a definition of corporations as persons that has stood to this day. I don't think that those who argue against the "personhood" of corporations have thought all the through the implications of their position. If businesses were to again be considered merely legal entities, they would no longer be subject to income tax.
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Obamagod

Riff Wrote: Jul 19, 2012 10:21 AM
Ironic that an evidently non-religious person such as yourself would invoke the concept of "evil"... thought that was just a stick used by religious conservatives to beat people in line..
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Repeal and Replace

Riff Wrote: Jun 30, 2012 7:37 AM
Don't replace... repeal. Health insurance is none of government's business
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Should Fat People Pay More For Insurance?

Riff Wrote: May 27, 2012 7:55 AM
This is the dumbest thing I have heard in some time!! People, as you know, come in all shapes and sizes. I happen to be 6'4", and according to some charts, my 230 lb body weight makes me "obese". Really?!! At the recommended weight of 185 lbs, I would be practically a human skeleton, with little strength or energy to perform daily tasks.. First of all, we need to drop the term obesity- it's shock value is long lost due to overuse. Yes, many people are overweight; not so many are actually obese. Obesity is a severe, imminently life threatening condition. Second, we need to stop trying to coerce, bribe, or threaten those whose physical conditions or lifestyles do not meet favorably with our expectations.
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Destroying the California Dream

Riff Wrote: May 03, 2012 7:27 PM
umm... how about industry leaders and business owners running industry? And property owners , who pay taxes, owning property? I hope you aren't suggesting that government can run things better. Government control is the problem. Government's job is... to govern. And keep their noses out of everything else.
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Massachusetts is Obsolete

Riff Wrote: Apr 22, 2012 8:03 AM
Massachusetts is now so far removed from its colonial roots it will never find its way back. The greedy, grasping monarchy of 18th century Britain has only been replaced with an even greedier state government that is nothing more than a mechanism for collecting revenue from the rest of the state and feeding it into the city of Boston in the form of water and sewer rate relief, subsidies to the MBTA, and sops to the union thugs that have a stranglehold on construction in the city- think Big Dig. Corrupt, greedy, tone deaf and uncaring. That's why I moved to NH!!
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