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Earmarks and Ezra to the Rescue

William748 Wrote: Oct 13, 2013 9:23 AM
This is why I stopped subscribing to the Washington Post(also, they cheated me three times on my subscription).
The principal reason the USPS is losing money is because the congress mandates that they carry third-class and non-profit at a loss. The congress is supposed to make up the difference-they never do. The Heritage Foundation is aware of this-it just doesn't fit their agenda to report that.
Not all atheists are like this. Just as there are extremists in various religions, there are extremists in the atheist community. I am an atheist and I certainly don't support this kind of thing. You know, Bill of Rights, right?
Maybe if congress changed the way they do things, government employees wouldn't have to do that. The problem is less government workers than it is the congress. I have worked in both government and private industry and both have their slackers.
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On Obamacare, I Won't Comply

William748 Wrote: Nov 26, 2012 11:14 AM
How will you avoid it? Stop working for companies that deduct taxes and go to the underground economy? How will John Ransom do it? He works for a company that deducts taxes. I don't want to participate either, but I'm a federal retiree and the government will take it out before I see the money.
Has the Church excommunicated Pelosi yet? If not, time to do it.
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Property Means Preservation

William748 Wrote: Jul 01, 2012 6:45 PM
Huh. I thought that that was what the writer was talking about-saving animals and not turning the land into farmland. As for keeping land from being developed, I live near D. C. The vacancy rate for business property is 2-3 times what it was 4 years ago (oh-wait -Obummer). Why build something that won't be occupied(I know-crony capitalism)? And how do you keep a close eye on someplace you're not allowed to go? So, you don't think it's possible to have honor in high places? My extended family would beg to differ. Who are you going to vote for since both candidates for president have been in high places and by your definition, are dishonorable and greedy.
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Government at Any Cost

William748 Wrote: Jul 01, 2012 9:54 AM
Tell that to Amory Lovins in Colorado. He's using 1980's solar for his house and business-and is completely off the grid. Tell that to the guy here in Loudon county Va who put 1990's solar on his house and garage and only pays less than $10 a month to his utility for 15 years. Ms Noon is a shill for big energy companies and she will say anything to advance their interests. She probably won't lie, but you won't get the whole truth. The root word of conservative is conserve. Why are so many Republicans opposed to that? We SHOULD be fracking for natural gas. We shouldn't be closing nuclear power plants-just finding a way to deal with the small amount waste that can't be recycled. And we shouldn't be opposed to alternative energy,
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Property Means Preservation

William748 Wrote: Jul 01, 2012 9:25 AM
I definitely think that this idea is great in Africa, but how does it work here in the United States (or other 1st world country)? Maybe in the west, but elsewhere, not so much. The only thing that protects land from being developed is government involvement(ownership, payments for set-asides etc.). Private entities too often end up like the Nature Conservancy where a lot of people contribute and the rich who run it use the land as their private vacation spot. I don't know what the answer is, but maybe if we had more honor and less greed at high levels both inside and outside government, we might get somewhere.
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