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  1. Bruce4671 commented on Steve Benson 5 days ago

    People act like everyone else is supposed to be perfect. Devoid of all error….

    Science is the way we chose centuries ago.

    No, scientist are not correct 100% of the time.

    Doctors included. WHY do you think they call it “practicing” medicine?

    That being said, way back when measles killed as it willed, science provided relief. Yes, there was then and there is now a margin of error.

    Darwinism is still alive and well……….

    So who is it that will be fit to survive? A person with no immunity to dread illnesses of past millenniums? Or one with a 95% chance to NOT contract that illness?

    I know that there is a lot more at play than just will I or won’t I.

    fear, greed, selfishness, …..

    When all you need is love.

  2. Bruce4671 commented on Jack Ohman 9 days ago

    I don’t understand the problem you see.

    Reduced voting hours? Oh, I agree that voting day should be work free so one and all can participate. And stations should also be increased. But please, we all have 2 WEEKS to get to the polls. OR we can mail it in and never have to go out the front door. Are you saying that the poor can’t manage this, that minorities don’t know how to take advantage of the time or method?

    Our polls open a 9am and close at 7pm. 10 hours a day for a couple of weeks. gee hard to find the time to vote huh.

    I don’t know where you live dude, but 10 workers checking ID’s and getting you to sign the oath along with 25 stations per place seems to do just fine in my neck of the woods. I NEVER waited more than 30 min to cast a vote.

    What special id’s? All that is required is a state issue photo ID. EVERYONE I know uses their driver’s license.

    Several years ago the state of Fl updated their method of issuing a DL so that a citizenship test was included. NOW every DL will indicated your citizenship status (yes non citizens can get a license with the proper documentation).

    But all that being said, I see your point. Here is mine.

    If you truly believe that your right to vote is important, then you will see to it that you meet the requirements – NO MATTER HOW HARD TO DO – in order to exercise that right.

    Quit whining and asking for favors. Comply with the rules.

  3. Bruce4671 commented on Steve Kelley 9 days ago

    Odon, my brother. The US collected over 3 TRILLION dollars in taxes last cycle.

    Rather than take more how about using what you have better.

  4. Bruce4671 commented on Lisa Benson 9 days ago

    You make a lot of casual statements like that trout.

    WHY do you think that a sales tax hits hardest on low income peeps?

    If they spend a dollar they pay a nickle. So does the rich guy. The more money you have the more you spend on “things”. The poor guy buys a ford, the rich guy a Cadillac. One cost 17k the other 70k. Who pays more taxes?

    And don;’t go on about how the rich guy has more left over. Yes, he does. YOU need to get another job.


    Yeah, harsh. No body promised life would be fair. I was born to a Fl cracker fisherman. HE worked hard all his life and taught me how to survive no matter what happens.

    You second rant makes no sense at all. Other than showing you being jealous, envious, greedy. Those opportunities to invest are yours as well.

    But I agree, do away with all that crap. That’s what a FLAT TAX does.

  5. Bruce4671 commented on Lisa Benson 9 days ago

    I knew you had a tad bit of insight into what I was saying.

    But in order to fully understand Jesus’ teaching one must have the full context. That includes the history of the Hebrew scriptures (fantasy/tall tale/allegory and all) as well. One would also take into consideration Jesus’s peers – those sent forth to “preach the good news of the kingdom” and then those that were sent to open the way to the nations.

    Yes, those teachings are common sense sd they pertain to social interaction.

    But in the USA, it seems that Christianity has been exiled to the church and the home with nary a place to be found in the public square.

    Why we even have satan’s people with a christmas display in the state cap in Fl.

    Holy PC BAtman!

    You did well up until the last sentence when you displayed that trace of bigotry …….

  6. Bruce4671 commented on Lisa Benson 9 days ago

    so? Isn’t there a discussion on another thread about the need for the human race to work together? Trade is good. Come on, I thought you wanted to share the wealth. Just not with “those guys” overseas, right?

  7. Bruce4671 commented on Rob Rogers 10 days ago

    if that is what you want, you should look into a tea party candidate….LOL

  8. Bruce4671 commented on Chris Britt 10 days ago

    Please.

    There are award forums that are restricted to Black entertainers. I don’t care. More Power to them.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BET_Awards

    There are none for white actors only.

    Didn’t make it to the oscars and get an award? Try harder next year.

  9. Bruce4671 commented on Lisa Benson 10 days ago

    OK think about this fact. Only those that had no knowledge of the tax code or did not employ minions that did ever fell into that 90% bracket.

    It’s the same today. Our tax code is so convoluted, filled with loopholes that no one need pay the top tax if they are creative enough.

    Also, it seems some – like members of congress and IRS employees to name a couple – don’t pay taxes owed anyway and get away with it.

    So why is it that this outdated error filled system isn’t replaced?

    A national sales tax would be fair in that it would tax everyone the same on purchased goods.

    Combined that with a flat tax of 5% across the board and you would have trillions.

    Add to that an elimination of all subsidies…..

    Around the world, the wealthy USED to support things like art, music, education by “sponsoring” those that exhibit talent in the field. Some still do through foundations that offer scholarships or grants.

    Take the main target of democrats everywhere the Koch brothers.

    http://www.kochfamilyfoundations.org/

    They also employ people.

    http://www.forbes.com/companies/koch-industries/

    That’s not to say they do not have a personal agenda. They do.

    Diametrically opposed politically we find G. Soros. He also funds charity.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soros_Foundation

    Though IMO he is more politically motivated and less “altruistic”…..

    http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/funderprofile.asp?fndid=5184

    And that’s just 2 from the list.

    http://www.forbes.com/billionaires/list/#tab:overall

    So you would advocate a government that could take what you have worked for and give it to those “in need”? Or would you rather that government give tax breaks for hiring people at a living wage? Or perhaps a “standard” credit every month for every person?

    What is your solution?

  10. Bruce4671 commented on Lisa Benson 10 days ago

    Thanks for the comments brothers and sisters:

    Sizeofapea, altruism? Perhaps a bit too far for most since it would require that one be concerned for the welfare of others to the detriment of their own welfare. We had a message from a man thousands of years ago that would change the world along the way. It too has been lost in the passing years and now is little more than cliche’.

    Love your neighbor as you love yourself.

    If you take another meaning for the word translated to love “charity” it takes on deeper meaning.

    But it seems that most educated people commenting here have an aversion to anything recorded in that fantasy the bible.

    Still, I see nothing really wrong with your assessment.

    Thanks Crosspatch. I do not understand how people forget that civilization hinges on open trade around the world. Governments only want power. Much as I hate it, there should only be one world government. Now which form would be best communism, socialism capitalism (all economic systems rather than governmental ones) or democracy?