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Topic: Serious Discussion / Hog the outside lane

Originally posted by ten_pro:

There are many conundrums in life. For instance it is well reported that speed on our roads is the number one cause of death, injury and destruction. And yet the great majority of drivers regularly indulge in this practice. Much of this practice occurs in the outside lane as many drivers stick to the inside lane. Sticking to the inside lane is a huge mistake as this encourages and enables the dangerous fools to indulge in their passion for speed and thus threatening the rest of us. I advocate that the small minority of us who stick to the speed limit hog the outside lane. This will often make it impossible for the dangerous fools to speed. So if you want to perform a good work in your community that saves lives, and reduces injuries and destruction, then I strongly advocate hogging the outside hand lane.

In my state it is required to stay in the right lane unless passing.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Confederate Flag and Civil Liberties

Vika, the United States is a conglomeration of small individual countries who came together under a central government but retained their independence. The federal government only has two powers given them by the constitution, interstate commerce and to represent our country abroad. That is all they are supposed to do but they have taken more and more power from the states. Keep in mind the federal forces are our kids and most of them will not go out and kill their families. It will be foreign soldiers who will be brought in to war with Americans.

 

Topic: Serious Discussion / Gay Marriage: A Great Loss for Moralism

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Topic: Serious Discussion / Confederate Flag and Civil Liberties

Originally posted by Kasic:
Kasic, you really don’t have any idea of what America was in it’s heyday because of your age.

Based on what I know of your age, you might have experienced the 1950’s. This was directly after World War 2, when America was coming out of the Great Depression fully thanks to the industrial demands of the war. Jobs were being created quickly, worker wages were high, medical technology was improving quality of life, and more modern methods of communication and technology were in their infancy. College costs were low and the devastation in Europe created a gap in the world economy that America was able to fill, having not harnessed its land fully and not having its manufacturing plants destroyed. Everything was set for America to have an economic boom.

Then the generation of the 50’s came along. Paranoid, brainwashed drones scared of communism and taken in by McCarthyism. We entered into the cold war with Russia, installing terrorist regimes throughout the middle east and setting the stage for today. The Civil Rights act of 1964 was put into place, and we reached the moon in 1969. The Vietnam war was pointlessly fought during that whole time and continued into the mid 70’s, and then Reagan married conservatism and religion, also screwing up our economy and beginning the deterioration of worker compensation and giving businesses control through supply side economics. Things slipped downhill from there economically as income inequality widened, while on the social front progressives were winning the fight for equal rights. Eventually we ended up where we are today.

I don’t know what you consider America’s heyday. Probably back when we were taking people to inquisitions in court after they were accused of being communists, before rightwing politics made corporations stronger than the government and widespread bribery didn’t dictate our laws.

That first paragraph was pretty good and pretty accurate, however the rest of it was just what you were told and was not really all that accurate. You left out a whole span of a few decades out of your summation. Oh Americans never did like McCarthyism.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Gay Marriage: A Great Loss for Moralism

Homosexuals are about 1%, maybe @% of our society. I too would be happy to leave them alone if they left me and mine alone. The problem is they want to be noticed and they want to be in your face with their deviance. They are prodded by those who feel good if they can find a cause to rally around. Progressive is the name given to them. Watch the political leanings of these people on this board. The want gay marriage, unlimited access to our country by anyone who can get over the boarder. abortion (murdering our children) etc. It goes on and on and if you disagree they call you names. They want laws to make you and I do what they demand because they can live your life better than you can. Most of the progressives (Democrats) on this forum actually wish for tyranny. they feel they should be able to pursue what they want and someone else pay for it.

The 60’s and the hippies who lived in communes, flaunting free love and drugs, run around naked except when they were hassling regular people for money actually followed a text written in the early part of the century. by a gentleman who claimed he wrote it with an Egyptian god telling him what to right. Of course it was hogwash, but they followed it. Hippies were dirty, lazy, and basically a blight on society.

you might do a search for the Rainbow people. They are basically left over hippies. When I was in Texas they would gather around the lake in my area and be themselves, so to speak.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / What if Hitler won WW2???????

If Hitler won, you would be speaking German right now.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Confederate Flag and Civil Liberties

Originally posted by Kasic:
You watch, the American Flag will be the next to be desecrated and rallied against to replace.

If history is anything to judge by, this is the least likely thing to happen. You’ve been 100% wrong on all the predictions I’ve seen you make.

If you people think about it, anything that promotes any kind of patriotism is being shut down.

Yeah, patriotism! The Confederates were totally patriots, trying to leave the United States to form their own government because they were mad that they were told they couldn’t keep slaves anymore. Patriotic traitors.

Kasic, you really don’t have any idea of what America was in it’s heyday because of your age. I do know what America used to be, before the progressives got their hands on the country. Because of your lack of actual knowledge on this subject I will pretend your post was a desperate attempt to insert a bit of naivety to this thread in order to feel like you are part of this discussion.

 

Topic: Serious Discussion / Gay Marriage: A Great Loss for Moralism

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Topic: Serious Discussion / Confederate Flag and Civil Liberties

If you people think about it, anything that promotes any kind of patriotism is being shut down. You watch, the American Flag will be the next to be desecrated and rallied against to replace. Probably with a rainbow flag or the flag of Isis.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Gay Marriage: A Great Loss for Moralism

Originally posted by Kaoimhe:

The United States is not a theocracy, and the Constitution is not a Christian work, therefore your Biblical quotes are irrelevant. The only thing the ruling changes is that the government cannot say a marriage between two same-sex people is not legitimate. It doesn’t mean your church has to marry them if it doesn’t want to. Although they might want to if they’d like to keep future attendance up. Over 60% of people aged 18-29 who identify as Republican think gays should have the right to marry, and only 18% think they make bad parents.

If you’re a Republican, why are you against something that increases religious and personal freedom and limits the government’s ability to interfere with them? The government has no place in a religion and religion has no place in our government. You’re free to not marry someone of the same sex, but your religious beliefs shouldn’t limit the freedom of other people.

Our country was founded by religious men. The Constitution was written by these same men so you might say it does have religious overtones. There is a difference between Republicans and Conservatives. There is not much difference between Republicans like Boehner, McConnell and Obama anymore. I might add that Democrats are more inclined to interfere with your live than republicans. Obama-care, rewriting out immigration laws, killing our kids (in the name of Islam), and a myriad of other dictating policies. We have a party in office that is stomping on our Constitution and the rule of law. Basically, he has become a dictator, and you complain about republicans?

Oh…and the United States is a Republic with a representative government, or was.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Gay Marriage: A Great Loss for Moralism

Originally posted by FreakUnique:

Do you also shave your beard, cut your hair, eat pork and shellfish, and work on the Sabbath?
If so, then according to your logic God’s going to send you to Hell since those are also mentioned as sins in Leviticus

Also whilst we’re cherry picking the Bible, here’s Matthew 22:36-40
36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”

37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

You’re really not loving your neighbour right now with your post and don’t forget Jesus was the Son of God and therefore his word is law.

Actually, DerMamat is correct about morality. I you look back in history, every great nation deteriorated into obscurity, partly because of it’s’ societal destruction. In the end of all these great civilizations were the deviant sexual desires of their society…homosexuality being one of them.

As your post goes on you see the end of Sodom and Gomorrah for the same reasons. As you posted, 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’, is not what you are suggesting. It is an issue of treating your neighbor as you would yourself and not sexual in nature. As the Bible actually states homosexuality is a sin, trying to reinterpret it to say what you would like it to say is a desperate attempt to excuse homosexuality as being the norm and accepted by the Bible.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Canada Vs. United States

Originally posted by petesahooligan:

That’s quite an editorial, jhco.

I really don’t know how to respond (or even think about) your claims when they’re so abstract. You are certainly invited to make claims like “our freedoms are quickly vanishing” but I can think of several examples where that’s simply not true. (Marijuana, gay marriage, assisted suicide, etc.)

When you say “our healthcare has deteriorated in quality (and) costs more” yet more people are covered now than before and that would be a net benefit, I would think.

And on and on.

But more to the point, what do you mean by a “buffer zone?”

Incidentally, we’re also friends with Mexico. While Canada’s GDP is larger than Mexico, Mexico is still ranked 15th (of the nearly 200 countries that World Bank tracks)… no economic slouch, Mexico.

Why then do you consider Canada a “sister country” and not Mexico? About one-third of all U.S. trade is with Canada and Mexico, and most of it is with Mexico. We are more economically linked with Mexico than Canada. So, by economic standards we are more “sisterly” with Mexico.

Then again, maple syrup.

To answer your question as to why I didn’t mention Mexico, Mexico is only ranked 15th because of what they can siphon off the United States. Their economy seems to be based on the drugs they manufacture and the pushing of their poor on our almost depleted economy.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Canada Vs. United States

Originally posted by James146:
Originally posted by petesahooligan:

I can accept that. What statistics would you look at to identify a nation’s relative selfishness? You’re talking about economic disparity and wealth distribution?

Pretty much.
I also have one personal anecdote as a testament. I volunteered at a concert that is mainly religious and for Christians. My duty was to convince people to sponsor children. Unfortunately, I only got 2 people willing to sponsor out of like 100 people.

If people can display their religion so strongly here, why can’t they do something helpful in life?

Let us not talk about religion anymore, ok. PM me instead or create another thread.

And have you ever wondered why people don’t sponsor the children in you organization? There are plenty of reasons but instead of accepting that there are reasons you judge those people who don’t spend money they may not have or maybe cannot make room for them or don’t want to get involved with the organizations who demand a lot of requirements to those who do get involved. Don’t be so judgmental as it gives christians a bad name.

 

Topic: Serious Discussion / What benefits do you get out of being Satanist, that you can't get for being Christian?

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Topic: Serious Discussion / What would Obama look like in a future U.S History Textbook?

Originally posted by James146:

What are some of the notable things he has achieved that would help in the future? What are some of the negative things he brought that would affect the future?
Connect Obama/his actions to other presidents/people/events in the past.

Please try to keep bias out of this.

He will be viewed as a failed president, like Jimmy Carter and George Bush senior. FDR was another who is considered a failure by some for extending the great depression by at least 5 years while the other countries had recovered and were prospering. The policies this president has put in place have kept us down for 8 years and the damage he has and is doing to our country will take decades to repair. I honestly don’t think he will go down as a great president.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / which marriage will "progressives" "fight" for next?

Originally posted by beauval:

It doesn’t affect me at all – I’m thousands of kilometres away. But sham weddings do happen, the Africans seem to be particularly fond of this route to citizenship. With Las Vegas style weddings and quickie divorces, you could find it happening to you too. It’s cheating the system and illegal, but that won’t stop them trying.

It doesn’t help having a president purposely bringing illegals in to replace the voters the democratic party has lost in the last 8 years. They are now trying to get them registered to vote in the upcoming presidential election. New York plans to be the first to do so.

 

Topic: Serious Discussion / which marriage will "progressives" "fight" for next?

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Topic: Serious Discussion / Canada Vs. United States

Quality of life in the United States is falling. Our country as a whole is falling. People are out of money. You now have two classes in the US, the upper class and the lower class. The middle class has been destroyed.

Our society has become one of self-absorption, only worrying about how to make oneself feel good. The family structure is being destroyed and no longer there to support the community as a whole. Children are no longer considered important and left to raise themselves. I see this through an online game that I manage. I have to be the one many of these children confide in when the have questions about problems they have at home. I have had to talk to them about death and disease in the family, suicide prevention, etc. I have to talk to them about these personal problems because many times these children can’t talk to those around them and they desperately need to get these problems off their chests.

Our freedoms are quickly vanishing. Privacy no longer exists. It is talked about but it is gone. This isn’t just a US problem though, it is pretty much worldwide because of the internet and the rush for everyone’s personal information. Our government has become information hungry as they consider America the enemy now. We are supposed to be over our government according to our founding document but that has changed and we are now subjects of Washington. Our government is corrupted and no longer functional.

Our healthcare has deteriorated in quality costing more than anytime in our history. It is actually back in front of the supreme court. As I am retired I fall under what we call medicare. Basically, it is Obamacare we are forced to pay for on a fixed income. I can tell you that the healthcare being forced down our throats amounts to what our government calls preventive care, being nothing more than a lot of testing. It actually doesn’t cover actual medical care. If it does cover something (which isn’t a lot) they pay 80%. You cover 20% and 20% more for a yearly deductible on top of your co-pay to the doctor. And retirees pay a dearly for this mandatory coverage that is basically worthless.

The police in the US have become militarized. It is not because they have more crime than Canada, it is because our governments at all levels are hiring the dredges of our society and allowing this to become a problem. They don’t really check the backgrounds of the candidates anymore. Washington is pushing for militarizing our police as well and supplying them with weapons of war, For instance, why do our police departments need assault vehicles, or automatic weapons off the battlefields? Do they really need Humvee and artillery for enforcing traffic laws? Probably not, but they want to use this equipment so they create scenarios for making them necessary items.

I have always considered Canada a sister country and a necessary buffer zone to our north. We worry about our southern boarders being overrun but you never hear of any fear for our northern boarder. That’s because our northern boarders are with our friendly neighbors. I have never had a problem with Canada, and a comparison between them and us would only be between two cultures that differ slightly.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / American Conservatism versus the world.

Of course it was Vika, quartering troops in private homes, confiscating weapons, raping women, etc had noting to add to it, right? Maybe you should read your history and stop picking just what you want out of it.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / The next President Clinton

Karma, quit blabbering and trying to insult me, stick with the subject [removed by mod].

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / The next President Clinton

Originally posted by sanii:

Heh. Being from another country does not make her arguments invalid.

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Yes it does, how would you like it if we come down on Canada and tell you how you should live? You would probably scream to high heaven, but of course it is much easier for you to tell Americans how to live than be on the receiving end.

And Vicka, if you really had any feeling for this country, which you have stated you don’t, why aren’t you here instead of “Scotland” (Witch this is the first time you told me this BTW)? If your chosen country is so much better, why do you bother to keep citizenship here? You show nothing but disrespect and hatred for everything American, and yet you hang on to your citizenship. Oh and those police, trash collectors and such are paid employees, not told by the government they have to do that kind of work. Bit of a difference girl. And let me inform you we pay dearly for trash collections, the are all private companies.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Give me your tired, your poor

Oh btw karma, whites are having less and less kids while blacks and Hispanics or doubling up. You are all wet there mon-sewer.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Give me your tired, your poor

Originally posted by karmakoolkid:
Originally posted by jhco50:

Immigration wouldn’t be a thing if we secured our borders either. But then how would the democrats get new voters? Gotta have those welfare recipients so they can vote to keep the freebies. Think about that.

Folks, here we have text-book spouting of “slightly-removed” (not “far”) right wing propaganda. It is placed in the ears/(brains?) of Bible-humpin’, flag-enveloving, tea-bagging, self-deluding, homophobic, racist ppl likely—at least in part—by those who reap benefits from there being class warfare.

They take issues like illegal immigration, gun control, abortion, socialism, progress(ive), etc. and tie them to agendas that benefit the wealthy in order to get these dolts to vote against their own best interests. Those issues are mostly ones that conservatives embrace and are whipped up into emotional frenzies by talk radio/Fox News by using outright lies and strong innuendoes.


I’m sure some of those who push that shit actually believe they are telling the truth. I know I was, at one time in my youth, sucked in by the propaganda machinery that lead me to fight in a war that really didn’t need to be fought … other than it made military suppliers very rich.


Those “marginal believers” at Fox are probably likewise sucked in because such is what they want in life. For me, it is like the pyramid scheme that are used to push products that are grounded in a tiny bit of reality, but have a shitload of hype tied to it.


I wonder just how high up in such hierarchies one would have to go until they came across some ppl “in the know”? I wonder if they do indeed laugh all the way to the bank at how gullible the “believers” are?


IoD, you can toss rationality at jhco all day long and it will merely bounce off much like that of efforts to educate the hate-fortification of a closed mind.


Sadly, we forum members who have long endured the musings of jhco now just use him as the poster boy of mindless far-right ranting. We often poke sticks at his posts because we are vile & it makes us feel good to smack down bullshit that so pisses us off because of how it so utterly represents the cause of most of the world’s woes.


But, IoD, you go right ahead w/ your rebuttals to him. I am warmed by a 20 y.o. who has a keen observation of how the world is/works. I sorely wish I had such knowledge at age 20. At least I now have it and don’t look the fool as represented by our poster boy.

Let me just say that is total bullshit from a bleeding heart socialist who would like nothing better than to destroy our country and rebuild it like Nazi-Germany. Reminds me of the hippy days and the flower children everyone laughed at.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / The Giver recently became compulsory reading for 6-7th graders in Hungary

Originally posted by ImplosionOfDoom:

Oh,

Also Jhco keep in mind that kids are on average reaching puberty earlier than they used to, so expect the issue to come up sooner than it did in previous generations. (People pissing away their medications into the water supply, endocrine disrupters leaching into water from the plastic containers, artificial growth hormones in the milk, more stress on younger age groups than ever before and of course the obesity epidemic are all factors that are causing the average age of puberty to drop) And waiting too long to adequatly address the issues of puberty can have it’s own deleterious effects (look at the research on comparing the outcomes for kids who reach puberty earlier than their peers, the results are quite troubling, as are the stats on kids who got stuck with the ‘abstinence only’ sex ed. But I suppose that’s another topic for another day)

This has nothing to do with reaching puberty. It has to do with maturity of the mind. And all this stress you talk about is moot. People have gone through puberty since man started walking the earth. I know it is popular to push sex on children now, but it is absolutely wrong. If you stopped to think about the way you are looking at this, you would realize you to have some growing to do.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / The Giver recently became compulsory reading for 6-7th graders in Hungary

Originally posted by petesahooligan:

In your personal utopia, jhco, would you have all of the books that could pollute our children’s minds with ideas of socialism burned?

Of course not, but making it a read is telltale. and I don’t have nor do I want a utopia. I prefer socialists like someone I won’t name shut the hell up. Leave people alone and stop trying to demand they pay for someone else’s failures. We are not a socialist country, and we don’t want to be. When those who wish to change the country into a country without freedoms demand our kids read books that tout socialism, then it is time to fix the problem. It will take decades to fix what Obama has done to our country.