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This is a perfect example of why I cringe every time I hear of a new govt. agency no matter how compasionate and worthwhile the purpose. Here an agency formed to combat mallaria in the southern US grows itself into a huge and diverse bureacracy. So diverse that when a legitimate crisis arises the response can not be focused and intense because the thousands of employees are busy doing the bidding of those who feed them the money to keep on growing. Why is govt not able to respond to emergencies? Because their focus is to grow from a 1 million dollar agency to a 7 billion dollar one. Mission accomplished? No way! The reason for failing their main mission? NOT ENOUGH MONEY!
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Reagan Had It Easy in the Cold War?

rreid Wrote: Oct 01, 2014 9:12 AM
It's all just Karma! Reagan just happened to be the president when all those good things happened such as the world growing more peaceful, the ushering in of 25 years of prosperity, American morale in the clouds, and socialism reduced to it's lowest state! Obama just happens to be in the cat-bird seat as the economy is set back 75 years, central government is the rule, disinformation and outright lies are the norm, the world rushes toward WWIII, and our leadership is habitually caught by surprise at every world development, every foreseeable threat, and every and each of any number of govt, scandals. Just luck of the draw?
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Will the West Defend Itself?

rreid Wrote: Oct 01, 2014 8:48 AM
What is the difference between the Holy Bible and the qu'ran? God's Bible is written with full knowledge of what was to come and is, therefore, a living breathing directive written so skillfully as to be as relevant today as when it was authored! The qu'ran, on the other hand, was written whithout this foresight and remains mired in it's 7th century dogma!
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It's Better Now

rreid Wrote: Oct 01, 2014 8:29 AM
While around 30% of Americans seem to be comfortable with bigger and more socialistic government and, IMHO, another 20% are oblivious to politics or government and don't care one way or the other that leaves about half of us who's angst level has never been higher!
What do W's Iraq war and Obamacare have in common? Dems vote for both enmass, then lie about it to their constituants. Those that vote them in are either ignorant of their actions or plain don't give a damn!
The problem is that although most Muslims are peaceful the percentage that are "radical" is not only significant but can not be traced back to a few sources. Thus this is, in fact, what used to be refered to as a 'wide spread problem' and in fact is a world-wide problem......So....How can we know who is and who isn't?
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Jay Carney's Pinocchio Problem

rreid Wrote: Sep 26, 2014 11:17 AM
Pass laws regulating how, what, and why insurance companies issue policies then when things go wrong it's the ins. co.'s fault! Have we seen this before? Think housing bubble and who was really to blame!
I am all for workers rights. Their first and most important right should be superior compensation for superior peformance. The union version is collective rights. The doers and the slackers equally rewarded. The result is a system that inevitably tilts the scale strongly toward more slacking and less doing as the best and brightest leave the profession in discust
Predicting climate change has about the same scientific chance of being correct as my prediction of wether or not my wife will wake up in a good mood this morning.
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Have You Heard About Hillary?

rreid Wrote: Sep 18, 2014 10:02 AM
IMHO nobody really likes Hillary! And that includes most from her own party. But todays Dem party is driven to inclusivness to he point that if Barack hadn't shown up to be peoclaimed the first black Pres they would have nominated her. They are more concerned with appearance than accomplishment!
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Where Have All the Allies Gone?

rreid Wrote: Sep 18, 2014 9:50 AM
Government by conversation doesn't seem all that effective. This country has a plethera of talented people wh now how to handle this kind of problem. This inept bunch needs their hep!
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