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OkFascist

sheller Wrote: Apr 06, 2014 11:23 AM
The fact is the list has been released against our privacy laws and the only ones being punished are the citizens who had freely exercised their free speech rights. 1-2% of our population is intimidating the rest of us. This is not about tolerance; it is about incredible intolerance
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OkFascist

sheller Wrote: Apr 06, 2014 10:41 AM
The most disturbing portion of this is that the list of doners was illegally released by the IRS. Who at the IRS did this and what is / has / will happen to them and to prevent this?
It is called "rule of law" Mr. VP, and you are required to follow and support the law. Telling people who have broken our laws that they are in fact citizens and entitled to benefits by our VP is beyond belief. What has happened to our country?
Insurance, by definition, is to protect against unknown and unpredictable events. The choice to use or not use birth control has nothing to do with insurance. Including birth control in mandatory health insurance is like including oil changes and new tires as part of car insurance. It is not insurance; it is pre-paid maintenance and not a taxpayer/government responsibility.
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Obama's Overtime Gambit

sheller Wrote: Mar 23, 2014 10:18 AM
When I was young and on a salary, I worked extra hard and long to show my commitment to moving up the corporate ladder. Now that the Government has changed the rules how will this affect the work environment, ethics and motivations of young aggressive workers looking to get ahead?
The problem is that many or most of the people affected don't actually have families as we traditionally think of them so spending time with them is not possible. It just means more time hanging out and looking for "stuff" to get into.
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MyRAs - Washington's Latest Scam

sheller Wrote: Feb 03, 2014 9:44 AM
There are only 2 ways to cover our debt - taxes and borrowers of US Gov't paper. This has nothing to do with real retirement and everything to do with creating a whole new and large class of borrowers to cover the deficit, The largest buyers of Gov't paper today is the US Gov't so this is a way to shift the growing deficit to individuals. It truely is a scam!
It is beyond disgusting that our president would send our troops and those of our allies to face, and in many cases die, to pursue his political agenda, under rules of engagement that already put them at excessive rick, while not committed or fully supportive of their mission. This is worse than murder; it is the willing sacrifice of some of our best Americans by their own commander; a liar and phoney of questionable character and mostly unknown personal history..
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Embracing Economic Justice

sheller Wrote: Jan 12, 2014 11:28 AM
Income is (or should be) the result of the value one creates. Gates and others (who started out relatively poor) have created vast amounts of value for millions who have used their products to create vast amounts of value for other millions. Gate's huge income did not take anything away from others - in fact the exact opposite; the creation of vast amounts of wealth throughout the entire world. It is worse than crazy to de-incentivise business and business creators yet that is exactly what our government is doing with this new focus on income inequality. Income mobility is what matters. Income inequality is the natural result of a free society. Cuba has much less income inequality the the US but there is no income mobility. Would my progressive friends rather live there?
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What If No Doctor Will See You?

sheller Wrote: Dec 15, 2013 9:03 AM
Just plan on traveling to Central or South America for your medical care - walk in service, no reams of forms to sign, quick and affordable results, pay cash. Most of the doctors were trained in the US. For many procedures, the total cost of the trip, lodging, and medical expenses is less than the deductible in the States, if you have met your deductible. I know from personal experience.
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