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EvenBob
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September 10th, 2015 at 12:10:22 PM permalink
Quote: AZDuffman

The USSR paid people, but there were no goods for them to enjoy. So people quit working, they just showed up. It collapsed.



In the average USSR factory in the 80's,
at any given time 50% of the workers
were legally drunk. 25% of the ones
that weren't had hangovers. A situation
for some real productivity. You couldn't
be fired if you just showed up and
pretended to work. It was the People's
Paradise.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
kewlj
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September 10th, 2015 at 12:11:18 PM permalink
Quote: Face

Gay marriage was settled for some 13 billion years. Why did you keep fighting?

I expect to continue to cry until I can tote a 30mm around town without getting hassled, and can legally mount some LAU-61's to my boat. I assume the gays and the anti-gays will cry for about as long.



You know it's funny....The anti-gay people and the pro gun people are usually the same people. And their positions come from supposedly strong religious beliefs.

YOU want to "tote your 30mm around town" and "mount LUA-61's to your boat". So here's my question? for what purpose? hunting? Because I am pretty sure the bible addresses killing people and I don't remember any exceptions. :/ Funny how you can pick and choose what in the bible you want to quote and live by. :/
RS
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September 10th, 2015 at 12:19:26 PM permalink
Hunting != Killing people
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September 10th, 2015 at 12:24:05 PM permalink
Quote: kewlj

Trump is right on many issues. :)

YOU, though, are only pulling for Trump because you think he 'dooms' the republican party, to the benefit of your democratic party.

I, on the other hand find myself agreeing more and more with some Trumps positions/ideas. And THIS concerns me a bit. LOL.



Honestly, it's easy to express anger or frustration about a lot of things that are either wrong, not working as intended, or could be improved, and get people to agree with you. It's easy to call people names if you don't agree with who they are, what they have done, or what policy they represent, and get people to laugh and nod their heads. It's easy to make blanket statements that get applause for the nightly news sound bite. Trump excels at all of these things.

What isn't easy is proposing workable solutions. Or paying for them. Or working with the people who need to be involved in implementation. And Trump has demonstrated no skills, abilities, or intentions in these areas. None. I would say he's demonstrated his INability to do them to a remarkable degree; I don't see him working with a Cabinet, a Congress, or the rest of the world on anything.

At best, I think Trump is exposing a lot of hypocrisy in traditional politics, and that could improve the level of veracity and responsibility in at least some campaigns. But that's about all he has to offer; he's not in any way capable of being a public servant who's responsive to the needs of others. And I require that from any President of any party.
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SanchoPanza
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September 10th, 2015 at 12:27:35 PM permalink
Quote: terapined

Its so so rich, Republican Presidential candidates get behind a Democrat that hates gays.

That is quite an unwarranted jump. There is really no indication of what she hates or what she does not hate. Such vitriol based on nothing but one's "feelings" does not do anything to bolster one's arguments.
AZDuffman
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September 10th, 2015 at 12:29:35 PM permalink
Quote: kewlj

You know it's funny....The anti-gay people and the pro gun people are usually the same people. And their positions come from supposedly strong religious beliefs.



Guns from religious beliefs? Never seen that.

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YOU want to "tote your 30mm around town" and "mount LUA-61's to your boat". So here's my question? for what purpose? hunting? Because I am pretty sure the bible addresses killing people and I don't remember any exceptions. :/ Funny how you can pick and choose what in the bible you want to quote and live by. :/



What difference does it make? Why should someone have to justify why they want a gun?
All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others
rxwine
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September 10th, 2015 at 12:34:53 PM permalink
Quote: AZDuffman

In a poor system nobody can pay extra for say free-range duck eggs.



Not sure about that.

Quasimodo? Does that name ring a bell?
EvenBob
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September 10th, 2015 at 12:48:46 PM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs



What isn't easy is proposing workable solutions. Or paying for them. Or working with the people who need to be involved in implementation. And Trump has demonstrated no skills, abilities, or intentions in these areas. None.
.



So in all those buildings and golf courses and
whatever else he did, he worked with no people
on the implementation and developed no
skills on how to get things done. He brokered no
deals, and has no abilities in any of these areas.

What are you talking about.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
ams288
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September 10th, 2015 at 12:50:17 PM permalink
Quote: kewlj

Trump is right on many issues. :)

YOU, though, are only pulling for Trump because you think he 'dooms' the republican party, to the benefit of your democratic party.

I, on the other hand find myself agreeing more and more with some Trumps positions/ideas. And THIS concerns me a bit. LOL.



I agree with Trump on many issues as well! This is why I think it's funny when the righties claim I'm afraid of him. Um.... If a Republican is going to win in 2016, I'd certainly want a Trump over another Bush or a Scott Walker!!

Trump wants to raise taxes on Wall Street people who game the tax system. Great!

Trump says he's excellent on women's issues (without ever actually specifying what that means...). Great!

Trump says he will fix the VA system. Great!

His main issue is obviously immigration, which I've said again and again is something I don't have strong feelings about either way as the effect on my life is so negligible it's not even worth thinking about. So I don't really care what he says or who he offends in that department. But I do believe that he is doing major harm to himself/the Republicans come general election time. Righties like to pretend that the Hispanic vote isn't important, or that they have a chance of winning them over from the Democrats, but that's just wishful nonsense.

I still maintain that Trump has no chance of winning the general election. Could he win the nomination? Possibly. A few weeks ago I would have said "hell no!"
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AZDuffman
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September 10th, 2015 at 12:53:31 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

So in all those buildings and golf courses and
whatever else he did, he worked with no people
on the implementation and developed no
skills on how to get things done. He brokered no
deals, and has no abilities in any of these areas.

What are you talking about.



When I read the quote my thought was that what she said is exactly what we said about Obama when he was running.
All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others

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