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Feb 21, 2019 02:30:18   #
teabag09 wrote:
I feel for you because you can't just get a moving van and go. Heck, you've got roots but I'll bet in ten years they'll move you out to put up either $500,00.00 homes or more likely apartments. I live in what was once a rural area and we are surrounded by new homes. Heck I built half of them in the 80's. There was a section we couldn't build on because it had been a pig farm for over 150 years. Well it is now the proud area of $750,00.00 homes, right behind our $190,000.00 + homes. I paid $40,000.00 for mine in 1982 and now pay taxes on $190,000.00. I feel lucky. I don't have a mortgage, no credit card debt, we own both cars... Let me go astray, I was going to say we own our home, we don't and never will, I said we own our cars, we don't. The day I took a $72,000.00 check to the bank to pay off our debt on our house, I went to the city and wanted the deed to the property. Unknown to me deeds aren't a thing anymore because of taxes the city actually owns the property. As long as you keep up with the taxes, the storm water FEES, you vehicle stickers and others, you may live in your abode, you may drive your car and once a week they will pick up your trash if you place your container just so.

I really feel for you because even though we both have to pay taxes, you have to pay way more than I do and probably don't get some services that I do, which isn't much, trash pickup.

I'm building a hunting cabin out in the boondocks where 40 other families have done somewhat similar. I'm doing it now while I'm healthy enough to do so but also my wife doesn't get around well and it's 2 hrs. from home and I want her close when I'm hunting just in case she should fall or what ever. It'll also be somewhere to go to if SHTF. I have weapons, ammo, food and water, backup electric, BUT, I can't defend us at home alone so unless we can't go, We're gone.

debeda, I wish you and yours all the luck in the World. I'll pray for yours and I'm going to ask a favor. My sister texted me tonight, her Grandson was taken to the hospital with pulmonary problems and apparently it's serious. She asked me for prayers, you don't have to but a prayer for Preston would go a long way to help him, can't hurt. Thanks for letting me ramble and thanks for a prayer. Mike
I feel for you because you can't just get a moving... (show quote)

Something you said really resonated with me...
One does not own one's home...

Here in China I have bought an apartment... I paid a one time property tax on it... It Now belongs to me (there is a seventy Year limit on ownership)...
I cannot give it to my children (Although they would retain ownership in the Sad case of my death), but I can sell it to my daughter (or anyone I want really) for a dollar... And she would pay a one time property tax for it as well...

Chinese are amazed at the fact that our governments can take our homes (bought and paid for) if we don't pay taxes every year...

Just an interesting tidbit....
Feb 21, 2019 02:24:22   #
Smedley_buzkill wrote:
What a shame Liberals don't feel that way. They believe you should be free to be or do whatever they agree with.

I wish I could agree with you... But I don't...

Both sides have tunnel vision...

The divide grows and party/ideological lines are drawn ever more clearly...

Going along to get along is a thing of the past..

I am as guilty as any at times...
Feb 21, 2019 02:20:01   #
Blade_Runner wrote:
Delete Donald Trump from the list, he ain't a politician.

He is now...

And has my full Support
Feb 21, 2019 02:15:01   #
woodguru wrote:
This is so mind blowing it's hard to believe, yet we live in an era where it is totally believable.

Intelligence has satellite images showing Kim escalating and ramping up facilities, they are not speculating when they give the president updates as to the status of North Korea's nuclear status.

But for Trump to say I don't believe that, I talked to Putin and I believe what he says.

Intelligence heads should be scheduling an emergency meeting with both the house and senate intelligence committees and make their best case for why the president poses danger to our national security.
This is so mind blowing it's hard to believe, yet ... (show quote)

While I agree with you that POTUS 45 could be more 'diplomatic' concerning how he speaks [bof[/b]] the intelligence services, there is somethong to be said for how he presents his views to the international arena...

By consistently praising NK for 'keeping' their word, and making overtures for open and friendly dialogue, he is Giving NK an opportunity to cast off the stigma of past regimes and enter into the world stage...

In my opinion this has been long overdue...
I would think that these talks would be supported more by Democrats than Republicans...

@woodguru... Could you explain why you believe these talks are wrong?
Feb 21, 2019 01:58:01   #
Bcon wrote:
what’s a Capitalist
A genuine capitalist with a grasp of the real world! What a great answer!
The Corvette.
A man posted on his Facebook account the sports car that he had just bought and how a man approached and told him that the money used to buy this car could've fed thousands of less fortunate people.
His response to this man made him famous on the internet.

A guy looked at my Corvette the other day and said, "I wonder how many people could have been fed for the money that sports car cost."

I replied I am not sure;

it fed a lot of families in Bowling Green, Kentucky who built it,

it fed the people who make the tires,

it fed the people who made the components that went into it,

it fed the people in the copper mine who mined the copper for the wires,

it fed people in Decatur IL. at Caterpillar who make the trucks that haul the copper ore.

It fed the trucking people who hauled it from the plant to the dealer

and fed the people working at the dealership and their families.

BUT,... I have to admit, I guess I really don’t know how many people it fed.

That is the difference between capitalism and welfare mentality.

When you buy something, you put money in people’s pockets and give them dignity for their skills.

When you give someone something for nothing, you rob them of their dignity and self-worth.

Capitalism is freely giving your money in exchange for something of value.

Socialism is taking your money against your will and shoving something down your throat that you never asked for.
what’s a Capitalist br A genuine capitalist with ... (show quote)

An excellent definition of all that is right with capitalism and a strong work ethic
Feb 21, 2019 01:54:57   #
debeda wrote:
Bye bye Roddy. Don't let the door hit you in the butt on the way out

Perhaps a participation award...
Because even if he didn't win, he really, really tried
Feb 21, 2019 01:53:44   #
Tug484 wrote:
I know a guy that went to jail for 8 years for murder....of a dog.
Served him right.
We have strange laws in Texas.
If someone is trying to set your house on fire, you can stop them.
If they've already set it on fire, you can't touch them.
If someone is trying to rob your house, you can stop them.
If they're running off with something they stole, don't touch them.

Say what?!

Some one sets your house on fire, what should you do?
Break out the weenies and marshmallows...
Feb 21, 2019 01:37:21   #
Wolf counselor wrote:
She'll have plenty of room in there, won't she ? ........................ Goober.

It's not considered a good practice to share personal information (like X-rays) on anonymous forums...
The over bite would explain a lot of the irritation that you display...
Feb 21, 2019 00:46:52   #
PeterS wrote:
I agree, what say you???

Supremely true words...

The enablement has gone on for so many decades it is difficult to imagine a decent politician...

Personally I will take a corrupt one... As long as they fulfill my platforms...

Feb 21, 2019 00:44:30   #
Wolf counselor wrote:
This has only been posted about 22 trillion times before you decided to make it 22 trillion and 1.

If there is no limit on hateful bigotry there should be no limit on good humored fun...

FYI... I laugh at both
Feb 21, 2019 00:42:46   #
proud republican wrote:
Go for it,Petey!!!...You have mt blessing!!!

Why all this derision towards PeterS?

He is one of the best Liberals to engage in debate/discussion.... Very well written arguments for the most part... Rarely any derogatory remarks....
Feb 21, 2019 00:40:48   #
PeterS wrote:

Correct me if I am wrong... But doesn't Spain have socialized medical care?
As a foreigner would you qualify?
I only ask because under many socialized systems the patient is still required to oay a portion of some procedures... Including elective hip replacement surgery....

I have no knowledge of whether or not Spain works this way....
Feb 21, 2019 00:37:33   #
lpnmajor wrote:
We hear a lot about freedom and liberty, those things that make America what it is, but do we understand what those things really are? The truth is, freedom isn't easy and liberty comes with a cost. I'm not talking about the standard rhetoric which states that our military members continue to buy our freedom and liberties, although true enough in a sense, I'm talking about the costs to every member of our society.

It's easy to claim the right to express our religion however we see fit, it takes courage to allow everyone else the same right without judgment or opposition. It's easy to claim that our individual liberties are sacrosanct, it takes courage to accept others liberty when the exercising of their liberty differs from our own. It's easy to decry Government intervention in how we live our lives, it takes courage to allow others to decry the same, when the way they live their lives offends us personally.

Is it an expression of religious freedom to denounce someone else's religion? No, it is not, it's a selfish perversion of freedom. Is it an aspect of individual liberty to criticize how someone else lives their life? Yes it is, we may express our opinion with absolute freedom - however - seeking to circumscribe someone else's behavior because it offends us personally, is a perversion of what liberty means.

A spineless, selfish bastard will loudly defend their liberties and freedoms, while denouncing someone else's. It takes courage to allow others the same basic rights we ourselves claim and jealously guard, especially when the exercise of those rights offend us. If we do not approve of what someone else is doing or believes, the solution is - don't do it - while jealously guarding their right to offend us.
We hear a lot about freedom and liberty, those thi... (show quote)

Superb post... And I couldn't agree more
Feb 21, 2019 00:36:41   #
teabag09 wrote:
That's more than Warren can say. It's good to respect and be proud of your heritage and evil to try to use it if it's not really yours. Mike

Very true
Feb 21, 2019 00:36:07   #
PeterS wrote:

Seems rather disingenuous to place blame on an individual when the problem existed long before he was in office...

Seems to me that Trump has made changes to benefit veterans... As have POTUS's in the past...

Perhaps the real solution would be to Quit sending your boys to places that Neither need nor welcome them...

And God bless veterans everywhere, and grant them His peace... Amen..
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