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« on: April 28, 2009, 08:02:18 AM »
Quote from: "Viratas"
Quote from: "Cougar1"
Quote from: "Tripster"
V, you say the cost of doing business is very high in US but at  the same time those same businessmen love to charge a good amount for their business.  Have you ever thought that the cost of living is also very high in US?  Businessmen loved to charge huge amounts for ever increasing home prices and oil prices and so on.
Trip, in your last sentence are you referring to the cost builders are charging for new homes?
They dont get that people "PAID" those prices, they forget that people actually make their own decisions as to weather they should buy something or not.
I agree. Even if you found a hundred dollars in the middle of the street and it's free to you.It's still worth 100 dollars.

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« on: April 28, 2009, 01:14:25 AM »
Quote from: "Tripster"
Drugs cost too much because we pay for them too much because many of us are sick and drug companies know we desperately need drugs, kind of like oil prices last summer.

Or perhaps because there are too many costly lawsuits and the government taxes and regulations are too high.
You're now a self admitted Left wing Economic Guru  :blink:

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« on: April 28, 2009, 01:10:06 AM »
hmmm

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« on: April 28, 2009, 01:02:01 AM »
Nazism had the racist aspect.As I've stated in the past I believe Communism and Nazism are peas in the same collectivist socialist pod. Nazism was destroyed by outside forces and currently holds no political power.Self described Communist states in contrast still exist.Communism is the greater threat today imho since it's adherents still believe it could work.

Something is either odious or it's not in my opinion. Both Fascism and Communism are therefore equally odious.

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« on: April 28, 2009, 12:43:15 AM »
Quote from: "Tubalard"
The question is whether a few months of vigilante action would rid the US of the filth?
Ask the KU KLUXERS.Thry'll love this idea.

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« on: April 26, 2009, 10:41:56 PM »
Quote from: "Jointdoc55"
I hope I would avoid engaging in any vigilante activities. If our government ever declared that it's ok to drag people out into the street for vigilante justice then we need to strongly reconsider overthrowing that government.
Vigilatiansm is just another name for anarchy since everyman will make their own law.

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« on: April 25, 2009, 06:20:16 PM »
Quote from: "sp103"
I post on this board way more than LXP.  This is where the raunchiness is which I enjoy very very much   :D
  Well my expectations were pretty offbase then. I thought LXP was like Skull and Bones and you had to recount your lifelong   sexual exploits to join.    :huh:

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Mixed Martial Arts /
« on: April 25, 2009, 02:41:32 PM »
Quote from: "Intensity guru"
I would much rather see him take a severe beating before being dropped similar to the way Wandy went down. Full Nestea plunge after an overhand right.

The funniest thing about last week was the brit talking about how they have no ego's on their team and they love eachother and blah blah... I guess they don't consider their egomaniacal coach whose gigantic ego is made from fragile crystal part of the team.

I told ya this season is nothing but a setup to make UK fighting seem legit and to build the sport there. I'm sure Dana the douche did plenty of focus groups over there before deciding on the format. They clearly WANT a UK fighter to win. They picked a bunch of d-bags to be on the US team and picked the best the UK had to offer. Somebody make a list of who got turned down for TUF this year.
hmmm :unsure:

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« on: April 25, 2009, 02:34:35 PM »
Quote from: "Jimmy the Gent"
I really hope I get nominated someday.  It would be so much fun to be on good behavior and finally get nominated
 :lol:
Im not a member either.I guess we can console ourselves by remembering it's their loss. :rolleyes:

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« on: April 22, 2009, 07:41:48 PM »
Quote from: "Jimmy the Gent"
Bravo Gallan!  that is funny stuff  ;)
Wasn't Gallan was describing himself ?

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« on: April 19, 2009, 04:57:03 PM »
Quote from: "mspart"
Ok, I'd like a civilized discussion about this.  Ray Brinzer in another thread posted a graphic that showed the deficits for the last 8 years and the projected deficits for the next 10 years.  The federal debt will double within those 10 years to 20 Trillion dollars.  

Is this information that concerns you?  If so, what is so concerning?  If not, why not?  I would like thoughtful responses.

I'll start.  I'm concerned about the debt we are getting ourselves into.  I was much happier when the budget was in surplus and we were bringing down the debt.  I was never comfortable with the Bush deficits.  The problem as I see it are many fold:

1.  With this kind of spending, the federal government is getting their hands in places that they have no business being in.  That is why the banks are trying to return the money they took.  

2.  I am not at all for the major socialization that is coming our way.  I barely make ends meet as it is.  If anyone believes that we will not have to pay more taxes (at least those 95% of us) then I feel they are as gullible as the guy who bought the Brooklyn Bridge.  With this kind of outlay, we will have to pay it.  Taxes will have to go up.

3. If taxes do not go up for everyone, the only other way to pay for the debt is to print more money.  This will have the effect of destroying the savings of all who have saved for retirement.  When the dollar is worth a small percentage of what it is now, then the savings is gone.  I think that we will head into a situation where the Weimar republic with regard to inflation.  If that happens, then people will clamor for a change, any change.  Any change might not be what we really want.  

4.  All of this spending is based on a budget that no one read before voting for it.  It was passed and signed without anyone really knowing what is in it.  Based on not knowing what they were doing, our legislators and President have set us on the path for the above.  This is a dangerous precedent.  Our legislators are there to debate proposed legislation.  We have allowed this to happen.  Will this continue?  I very much hope not.  

These are my concerns with the current budgetary situation.

mspart
I read somewhere that  Obama has already spent more than every one of his predecessors combined.
That's pretty scary.

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« on: April 19, 2009, 04:51:17 PM »
Too many folks were simply living beyond their means.

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« on: April 19, 2009, 04:45:57 PM »
CAEL did what was best for him. His life is his own to live.He is not responsible for keeping each ISU fan happy.

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« on: April 19, 2009, 12:08:16 PM »
Quote from: "Tripster"
This guy is like a legend on the mat site.  The most number of posts.  Cool!
 I wonder what his grand total would be if his other screen names were added?  :rolleyes:

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« on: April 19, 2009, 11:46:51 AM »
Quote from: "Viratas"
Scary stuff, gald to hear there has been some improvment.
yep

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