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No, "tension" implies two opposing forces. Try pulling a rubber band from one end. Unless you hold the other (provide an opposing force) all you do is move the band by force without putting any tension on it. It really does take two to tango. If all the force is coming from one side, then there is simply force, not tension. A tragic traffic accident results in force from one side against another, not "tension". A tragic shooting results in force from one side, not "tension".
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Let's Privatize The Welfare State

rita182 Wrote: Jun 23, 2013 9:00 AM
Try telling that to Dr. Benjamin Carson (google him if you don't know who he is). Taking children away from poor parents is not the answer. Bringing back personal responsibility and a good work ethic is. For decades, society has been teaching, in schools as well in popular culture, that work is demeaning unless it makes you rich overnight. The idea of working one's way up, taking whatever legal work comes your way in order to get skills for a better job, and being a self-motivated success have been laughed at and scorned by the media and in our schools, especially colleges. Young adults nowadays, unless their parents taught them a strong work ethic, want things the same way a toddler does: immediately and generously, as a response to their demands. Adults are not 2 year olds, but that is how our culture has been treating them, and that's how they look at themselves, perpetual children who take greedily and only give grudgingly.
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Let's Privatize The Welfare State

rita182 Wrote: Jun 23, 2013 8:41 AM
You have got to be kidding. Conservatives give much more to charities and other NGOs than liberals, by a huge margin. The word "liberal" can indeed mean "generous". But the self-proclaimed "liberals" in the US are anything but. However, you are talking apples to oranges here. You call conservatives "rightists", which is not the same thing. "Leftists" is properly the term for the opposite of "rightists". And leftists, by any measure, are only generous with other people's money.
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Modest Snooping?

rita182 Wrote: Jun 11, 2013 10:22 PM
What I see is a man who lies with a straight face, one who is willing to say anything to save himself from blame for any and all venality in his hand-picked cadre of thugs and sycophants. I see a man who cares nothing for the poor, and is more than happy to use them to retain power. I see a charismatic psychopath with no more sense of ethics than your garden variety cockroach. I am not without faults; because of my acknowledge faults, I am able to see the glaring and malignant faults in the man pretending to be the savior of the poor and downtrodden.
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Teaching How to Sell Women into Slavery

rita182 Wrote: May 30, 2013 12:35 PM
And what would be the point of joining the poor? So everyone should be poor, instead of those with the drive and guts to succeed making it possible for the poor to eat? Wealth creators are the driving force behind any economy; they take the risks, do the work of planning and building, but you would take what they have made. That is slavery. No poor man ever paid anyone a good wage.
He was scheduled to retire at the end of June anyway....a safe, ineffective move by the Great Pretender.
And we would have had: -a truly transparent administration -a Commander-in-Chief who would stand behind his troops -fiscal responsibility -a lower national debt -more freedom for businesses to create jobs -tighter borders and no automatic amnesty for law-breakers -no IRS scandal -no AP scandal -no Fast & Furious scandal -no Eric Holder -no Janet Napolitano -no Nancy Pelosi -greater faith in God across the country See what you stay-at-home voters gave up?
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The Environmentalist Error

rita182 Wrote: May 01, 2013 9:48 PM
Idiot.
No, this is what happens with legal abortion. This hell hole clinic was perfectly legal, had been inspected by the proper authorities, found to be filthy, substandard and in violation of several health codes, but left in place to retain "access" to abortions for poor women. For almost 40 years, this butcher killed, with impunity, an estimated 15,000 babies. He kept bits and pieces of them in shoeboxes and old yogurt containers in a freezer. And it was all legal (except the late-term killings).
“Look, I got two daughters — 9 years old and 6 years old,” he said. “I am going to teach them first about values and morals, but if they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby. I don’t want them punished with an STD at age 16, so it doesn’t make sense to not give them information.”
You obviously don't understand "choice". I am pro-responsibility. Every choice comes with a concurrent responsibility. If a woman chooses to have sex, she also chooses the possibility of becoming pregnant. Her responsibility at that point is to the helpless person she is supporting. Actions have consequences, and our responsibility is to deal with them, not to ignore or try to avoid them.
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