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Topic: Serious Discussion / Ancient Rome and the United States

I agree with you cro and this is in the back of my mind when I see the garbage spewed on these forums. Its always about America because every other country in the world is perfect and America sucks.
But America has always been a leader. Problem now is we have a dumb ass president and all of the other dumb asses fall in line with him. If you look around our society is being ripped apart with liberals embracing gays, illegals, Islam, socialism, and support of a rogue president who can’t seem to do anything for America, just tear the heart out of it. If you study what is going on, our president is supporting everything that goes against our country. Our allies don’t even trust us on the world stage anymore. Our enemies see a weak America that is just about destroyed by what liberals portray as that hope and changy thingy. In reality it is the destruction of America. For someone who supposedly taught the Constitution, he sure doesn’t go by it now.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / What is the United States afraid of?

Originally posted by vikaTae:
Originally posted by cromagin2:

I grew up in the United States. It was a glorious country.

It was? I would have said it was just as shite then as it is now. Like every country, some parts were better than others, but life could be quite crappy in some areas. Maybe put down the rose colored glasses and try again?

And you, and people like you, are part of the reason for the deterioration of our country. We cannot come up with all of these feel good ideas and expect everyone else to pay for them or expect others to carry out what you think should be. This is what causes so much controversy between liberals and conservatives.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Two American millennials destroy history in Italy.

To me, these idiotic millennials are just as guilty as the ISIS thugs who are destroying historical sites in Iraq.

I agree with you on this,

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Sleep apnea

It’s glandular, saliva glands. She likes to eat….a lot. She always has some reason she eats, stress, depression, stubbed her toe. She is like her mom used to be. She prefers snacks and can go through a bag of chips in one setting. Her weight gains are self-induced.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / The school lunch problem in the USA.

And you know this how Vika? You are hearing the FDA making excuses and trying to protect themselves. Schools were pressured to accept these programs with tax money, subsidies. They were to make up any shortfall with money they got from students. They anticipated large profits, but didn’t think students would stop buying that crap. As profits dropped so did the programs.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Sleep apnea

Originally posted by cromagin2:
Originally posted by jhco50:

My wife has sleep apnea. It can cause physical problems such as heart damage. It causes a lack of oxygen in the system because you basically stop breathing. When this happens you body wakes up and you end up losing sleep and wake up tired. I have seen her stop breathing for a minute or more. It is caused by tissue in the throat closing the bronchial. Being overweight exacerbates the problem. My wife has to sleep with a concentrator and mask that keeps pressure and fresh air in her system. For the most part, I don’t believe you will just up and die with this problem.

How obese is she, jhco50? A direct correlation is proven between obesity and sleep apnea. The more obese a person is the harder the body has to work to provide for it.

She is getting more obese in the last year, but this was before. I do think weight has a lot to do with it.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / The school lunch problem in the USA.

And yes cromagin2, I am talking about America and a government for the elite by the elite. We have a cesspool of politicians who only want to dictate to the American people. Control my friend. Socialism in the beginning stages. Hang on to your freedom up there because we are quickly losing ours in the states.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / The school lunch problem in the USA.

Originally posted by vikaTae:
Originally posted by jhco50:

This is the type of attitude liberals go by, dictate to the people what you think is best for them. If you actually look on the internet you will find that Michelle Obama’s school lunch program (have no idea how she can make executive decisions as an unelected person) is not working. Students are going home hungry and if you have seen pictures of the lunches, you wouldn’t eat them either.

Um, I have a few issues with the ‘facts’ as you’ve laid them out. This source addresses why:

In 2010, the first lady championed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. This piece of legislation enabled the federal government to serve healthier school lunches to any school district that chooses to participate in the National School Lunch Program.

Please note the key word here is chooses; the National School Lunch Program is not mandatory, it’s voluntary. School districts can choose to participate, or they can choose not to participate. From the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s website:

“Schools that choose to take part in the lunch program get cash subsidies from the USDA for each meal they serve. In return, they must serve lunches that meet Federal requirements.”


Source

The actual meals are up to the school to decide upon, and they get extra money to help them make good, nutritious meals. Any photos of meals you have seen are what have been provided by that individual school. Further, the school does not have to participate. If they don’t participate, they don’t get the extra money for food. That’s it.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/11/24/students-are-blaming-michelle-obama-for-their-gross-school-lunches/

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2014/11/22/thanksmichelleobama-school-lunches-pictures-twitter/19415567/

http://www.buzzfeed.com/rachelzarrell/teens-are-sarcastically-tweeting-thanksmichelleobama-with-th#.rmJrJAvRl

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/mar/6/1m-kids-stop-school-lunch-due-michelle-obamas-stan/?page=all

These are just a few of the news stories out there. take a good look at the pictures. Then tell me we are worried about out kids going hungry. 1.8 million or so kids have stopped buying the crap.

 

Topic: Serious Discussion / United States Homosexual Rights. "Kansas shame edition"

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Topic: Serious Discussion / Charity begins at home...

Don, I would like to ask for money. I need, need a Harley Davidson. I ask the guys on Teamspeak for donations toward the “get jh a Harley” fund and it went quiet. Sigh

 

Topic: Serious Discussion / The age to appear in porn is 18, but the average world age of consent is 16

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Topic: Serious Discussion / United States Homosexual Rights. "Kansas shame edition"

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Topic: Serious Discussion / The school lunch problem in the USA.

Originally posted by cromagin2:
Originally posted by Kasic:
Tie the eating of the lunch into grades and make it requirement of going to school. Have the parents present their planned meal list for lunch before the school year starts and it if it is nutritious enough they can pack the lunch with their kids and skip the school lunch. If not, they cannot send in lunch with their kids and if the kids want to eat they must eat the school lunch.

What happened to freedom of choice? You’re going to tell parents what they have to feed their kids, and make them unable to if their proposed idea (as if they needed your permission in the first place) isn’t acceptable?

Why not? This will benefit all of society to have healthy kids eating good food. Less chance of disease because the kids will be healthier on quality food and the kids will do better at school. I think it is a national security risk for the USA to keep feeding their population of school kids bad meals and if parents cannot understand they need to feed their kids better they should be forced to do so to protect the future of the United States.

If we are not going to tolerate people who want to refuse a medication why should we tolerate parents who refuse to feed their kids good food when they have the ability to do so, but are just lazy? People who eat terrible food have weakened immune systems and make it easier for diseases such as measles to spread.

This is the type of attitude liberals go by, dictate to the people what you think is best for them. If you actually look on the internet you will find that Michelle Obama’s school lunch program (have no idea how she can make executive decisions as an unelected person) is not working. Students are going home hungry and if you have seen pictures of the lunches, you wouldn’t eat them either.

We in America don’t need a nanny government telling us how to live.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Sleep apnea

My wife has sleep apnea. It can cause physical problems such as heart damage. It causes a lack of oxygen in the system because you basically stop breathing. When this happens you body wakes up and you end up losing sleep and wake up tired. I have seen her stop breathing for a minute or more. It is caused by tissue in the throat closing the bronchial. Being overweight exacerbates the problem. My wife has to sleep with a concentrator and mask that keeps pressure and fresh air in her system. For the most part, I don’t believe you will just up and die with this problem.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Gun issues updates

Well, let me explain this, America has a lot more people in closer surroundings than Canada. Also, we don’t really treat our mentally ill, and when we did it turned out they were used as guinea pigs to test experimental drugs, surgery, and a myriad of other experiments. Now we just throw them to the streets, to be part of our homeless and fend for themselves. But hey, why take care of them when we can bring in all of Mexico to care for. Rather than worry about societal problems (many you can see on here) we would rather bring new deceases and petulance to America. Seriously, ahem, we have what is left of a Constitution that protects the right to have a gun, whereas you don’t have that right anymore. I’m sure Canada has some sort of Constitution, but it isn’t geared toward their people. Ours used to be geared to the people, but our government has become corrupt and doesn’t use it anymore.

We teach our children to shoot and the safety/responsibility that comes with that training but not nearly as much as we used to. Our country has to many progressives and he/shes in our new progressive country. That teaching is left to the conservative gun-owners now. The men and women who still believe in freedom, the Constitution, and the country that used to be great.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / A Greeting

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Why are you Atheist?

I have seen this thread go on and on and it is such a stupid thread. Who cares if one believes in God or doesn’t? It is a personal choice each person makes and is really not anyone elses business. If you choose to be an atheist, fine, keep it to yourself. Same goes for Christians. This is one of those subjects you don’t bring into discussion unless you are two peas short of a pod.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / White teen killed by black cop!!

Originally posted by tenco1:
Originally posted by masterofthegun:

Tamir Rice was asking for it by playing with a modified toy gun. The cop had no choice he had to react to his training.
* Marissa Alexander’s mistake was that she did not shoot to kill, if she killed the attacker she would have been OK legally.

You’re slipping.

EDIT: Crap, I got the wrong quote.

don’t ya just hate it when that happens?

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Should intelligent animals be given more rights?????????

LOL! is this for real?

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Forum needs a lesson on firearms. Here it is, Michael Brown related.

Well, hello monsewer, Took you long enough. :) So are you ready for another round of your ignorance of firearms and the laws surrounding them, against facts? I will do you a favor and research the laws of Kansas if you like. Speaking of penises, my brother was going to try Viagra and it didn’t go down. Had a stiff neck for a week. :)

So now I am skewing the results of the first bout of gun owners and sheep? I don’t think so old fella. Now I will admit, the moderators got upset when I went to the gay thread, but that is neither here nor there. No give us some of your wisdom to work with Mr. firearms expert.

I hope you don’t mind me borrowing your pic master.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / I am damn tired of Obamacare. Now it's time for the correction. :)

I’m curious, though. Why is long-term disability okay but Obamacare isn’t? That sort of implies you’d like me to stop taking the $200/mo medication that keeps me healthy so I can get much sicker, become disabled, and get the state to pay for me. Right now with Obamacare, my meds are covered, so I can stay healthy and working and paying taxes. And there are a lot of people like me.

Stan, disability through SS has been there all along. I think you will find obamacare won’t cover all that much and from what I have read is going to double in cost this next year. Obamacare is a scam, a ponsie scheme that will eventually fall from it’s own weight. What is really bad is it will take a lot of people down with it, including those it purports to help.

We paid for our healthcare before and it was kept affordable with support from the companies we worked for. It was a benefit we enjoyed, a perk for our employment. With the advent of Obamacare, companies saw a way out of paying this perk. The realized there was a loophole they could use to completely eliminate the healthcare benefits they were paying for by getting rid of their full-time employees and only hiring part-time. Of course the full-time employees became the unemployed and lost their insurance. Part-timers never qualified for any insurance. This is a big savings to companies that are already taking the heat of so many people out of work and not spending money they don’t have.

Long term disability was instituted quite awhile ago for those who had disabilities that were permanent. Americans are not without a heart. To pay for it, they decided to make it part of medicare and of course the elderly were lucky enough to pay for it. You see, medicare isn’t free, it is mandatory and they take it out of your retirement checks, which you paid into all your life. This is basically a government fee for an insurance that is pretty much useless. Another way they take the elderly is with taxes, yes social security is taxed. I don’t gripe much about SS disability as there are some who truly need it. Of course it is abused too. Obamacare is just a scheme to separate people’s money from them.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Forum needs a lesson on firearms. Here it is, Michael Brown related.

I"m waiting to see where this goes. I too am well versed in firearms and an open carrier for many years. Karma will be here soon to call you names and unfit to carry, dangerous, etc. I will come in then.

I have never said this before, but the first time I came on kongregate was to look at a firearms discussion. I tried to teach the laws and the truths and was slapped around. I went to a gun forum and brought some experts back. It was funny to watch them chew up the gun haters. Now you know how I got here. :)

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / I am damn tired of Obamacare. Now it's time for the correction. :)

Originally posted by stanwise:

It’s wonderful that you were able to escape your circumstances. But do you understand that you’ve just told the story of someone who is able-bodied and sound of mind? The story of someone who isn’t one of the nearly one-fifth of Americans who struggle with mental illness? The story of someone whose body has never betrayed them in the form of juvenile arthritis or multiple sclerosis or endometriosis – conditions with no cure that need lifelong treatment. The story of someone who has never gone to bed healthy and woken up dying from a spontaneous medical emergency.

That is the privilege of which I speak. It’s a lot harder to work your way up from the bottom when you can’t work.

I am glad that you support short-term programs – that wasn’t at all clear from what you said before. But why is my friend, say, with a reparable heart condition who needed a few months of total disability to get back on his feet somehow more worthy of getting aid than my friend with MS who, no matter how hard she works, will always have trouble covering her mounting medical bills? It’s not that she doesn’t work hard, or doesn’t want to work. It’s that her body literally fails her on some days, and there’s nothing she can do about it.

Did you know 98.3% of statistics are made up on the spot? Sorry, that was bad taste. Still, 1/5 of 320,000,000 people are a lot of mental illness. Don’t you think that sounds a little high?

I like your sad story and we hear a lot of sad stories from the left when they are pushing an agenda. You know, there are a lot of people with medical problems that do just fine in life. One that I admire on this forum is BSG. He is a feisty little guy for sure. Yet even with his serious problems, he carries on. But that is another story. My sister has MS so I am quite familiar with the disease. I’m sorry to say obamacare doesn’t cover her and she had to use other means to take care of her expensive shots. The means are out there and it is a good thing, because with obamacare she would suffer terribly.

Ah the old can’t work your way up from the bottom. I beg to differ. People do it all t he time. I did, I’m pretty sure Karma wasn’t born rich. I would bet he worked his butt off to get where he is. Even though we see the world as opposites, you have to admire what he has done with his life. I guess the can’t work your way up from the bottom is not a good argument for obamacare.

I too support “short” term programs. I have no problem with helping someone when he is down, I just don’t expect him to get to liking it to much. You know, we do have long term care for people who have permanent disabilities. It’s called, wait for it, disability. Good name for it don’t you think? And it doesn’t start with obama….. Your friend who needed help for a short time got the help he needed, right? He is back to work and living a good life. Your friend with MS can forget getting help from obamacare, it just isn’t there. Tell her to check into the SS Disability program in her area. She can also get on medicaid. Guess what Stan, she will be getting some of my social security too. Does that make you feel better? Hell, I don’t need it, I’m old and it doesn’t matter if I paid into it all my life.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Obama banned from making state of the union speech

Originally posted by Athrul:

Not being an American, your Republicans are not doing a good job at making themselves look competent. They don’t argue against the opposition’s points, they are targeting the opposition’s individuals and try to harm them personally or shut them down. To me, this seems childish at best.

I tend to agree with you. I’m not really happy with the republican leaders as they seem to lockstep with anything Obama does. If the more conservative members disagree with them, they cry.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / I am damn tired of Obamacare. Now it's time for the correction. :)

Knock it off Karma. Just because someone dissagrees with you doesn’t mean they are me and doesn’t mean you can use me as a poster boy.

You really, REALLY have a penchant (I’m seeing it as “genetic” in extremist conservatism) for ignoring a point…..are you sure you aren’t jhco?

You do know the 1%’s pay 24% of the taxes collected, right?