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    That's the problem. God does not ask us how we...

    That's the problem. God does not ask us how we wish to follow Him. He sets the standards, and we can either accept or reject them.
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    I don't know that I would call for prayer in...

    I don't know that I would call for prayer in school, but you can't escape the impact it must have made when we told schoolchildren that we would no longer be praying. A person can choose his own...
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    I would agree that something needs to be done to...

    I would agree that something needs to be done to prevent mentally ill persons from having access to guns.




    You make a lot of good points. I'll give you my two cents for what it's worth....
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    That's not the "plan" you posted earlier which...

    That's not the "plan" you posted earlier which was to stop selling guns to criminals and "loonies". I'm fairly sure you already cannot buy a gun if you are a convicted felon. As to the mentally...
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    I don't have a plan as such. I don't feel too...

    I don't have a plan as such. I don't feel too badly about that since you don't either. I'm not convinced the usual truckload of new laws will help. I think a national return to respect for life would...
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    Wasn't that the plan? Stop selling guns to...

    Wasn't that the plan? Stop selling guns to criminals and loonies? Wasn't that what I referred to?
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    Uhm...you do realize that selling a gun to a...

    Uhm...you do realize that selling a gun to a convicted criminal is already a crime? As to loonies, how do you propose to unseal their confidential medical records??

    Might add, what do you propose...
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    Always someone else's fault.

    Always someone else's fault.
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    No concern for Chicago or any other large...

    No concern for Chicago or any other large American citizen where the policies of liberal dems are proving disastrous. Your bias is showing.
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    If you are going to make an accusation, you...

    If you are going to make an accusation, you really should be able to back it up. But even at that, just restating two or three sentences shouldn't cut too deeply into your busy day.
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    Go ahead. Give it a try. Simply restating a...

    Go ahead. Give it a try. Simply restating a couple of sentences shouldn't be too demanding.

    And while you're at it, point out where I have been inaccurate. If I have been incorrect with data, then...
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    That's the problem with missing something. You...

    That's the problem with missing something. You don't realize that you missed it. But to settle the matter, try restating what I was saying and then point out what was wrong with it.
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    Absolutely not, but you missed a key word. I said...

    Absolutely not, but you missed a key word. I said they are LARGELY gossip material. Do I, for instance, believe anything AOC said? No. People are being cared for in what strikes me as LARGELY an...
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    And like I said, you completely missed it, and...

    And like I said, you completely missed it, and still do. TDS will do that to a person.
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    If you are working at a Burger King for, let's...

    If you are working at a Burger King for, let's say, 9 an hour, and you move to a chicken processing plant for 11.25, then you just received a 25% wage increase. Bear in mind that moving from a fast...
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    It wasn't an attempt at wit. It was an...

    It wasn't an attempt at wit. It was an illustration of logic. You missed it.
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    My bad. I misunderstood your meaning. Yes, I very...

    My bad. I misunderstood your meaning. Yes, I very much blame Trump and the dem congress for wasteful spending and a trillion dollar deficit. He is, unfortunately, exactly like Obama in that regard....
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    In this economy the poor are not getting poorer. ...

    In this economy the poor are not getting poorer.



    Rich people don't hoard money. Rich people spend and invest money which is a benefit to a lot of people.



    No one is taking my money so...
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    Most people would consider a 25% raise to be a...

    Most people would consider a 25% raise to be a real step up. They are both respectable jobs for working people trying to make a living.
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    What a ridiculous comment. When a poor person...

    What a ridiculous comment. When a poor person gets a job, or gets a better job than the one he/she had, then that is a good thing. It is your hatred of Trump that prevents you from seeing the...
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    I'm not really making an argument. I'm simply...

    I'm not really making an argument. I'm simply pointing out that when the top 20% pay 85% of the income tax while the bottom 50% pay virtually nothing, then it's hard to make an argument that we have...
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    By payroll tax I assume you mean Social Security...

    By payroll tax I assume you mean Social Security which is technically not a tax. You are buying participation in a retirement/med care plan. For you to say I have a bias against the poor is just...
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    In what possible universe do you consider the top...

    In what possible universe do you consider the top 20% of income earners paying more than 85% of the income tax some sort of welfare for the rich??? And when you add in that the lowest 50% of income...
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    50K is not living high on the hog. We ought to be...

    50K is not living high on the hog. We ought to be looking out for those people rather than saddling them with higher bills which accomplish very little.



    You ought to be glad for those people....
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    One way or the other, costs go up needlessly. And...

    One way or the other, costs go up needlessly. And for the person making 50K a year and not eligible for programs, a doubling of his/her electric bill is going to be a problem.
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    Any "investment" in reducing carbon emissions...

    Any "investment" in reducing carbon emissions will result in higher electrical bills. Yet another cruel cost hike for the poor.
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    I never said he was wrong. I asked if coal had...

    I never said he was wrong. I asked if coal had subsidies and he said it did but provided no references. It is not my job to do his research. There has been a general movement against coal in the U.S....
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    Yeah. So easy you can't do it.

    Yeah. So easy you can't do it.
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    Having the best economy in decades is good for...

    Having the best economy in decades is good for everyone, rich or poor. The cruelty allegation is no doubt a reference to the southern border and that is largely gossip level material. Tilting SCOTUS...
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    You made the allegation, so you need to back it...

    You made the allegation, so you need to back it up. I try to never ask other people to verify what I say is true. I think that's my job.
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    I see you point, but it policy. All about...

    I see you point, but it policy. All about government policy.
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    In other words, you have no idea. However,...

    In other words, you have no idea. However, perhaps we could agree that the government remove all subsidies from the energy sector. That would be one small step to reducing the budget deficit.
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    You're right. It does not, and that's a valid...

    You're right. It does not, and that's a valid point, but I just wonder how loudly all the liberals howled during the eight years of Obama's two terms. They, and I imagine you, all fell into line in...
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    How is coal subsidized??

    How is coal subsidized??
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    As opposed to the sanctified purity of Obama,...

    As opposed to the sanctified purity of Obama, Lynch, Clinton, and Holder? Please. Nothing has happened with Trump that compares to the meeting Lynch had with BC on the tarmac, or the abject lying...
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    No one would invest in solar or wind if not for...

    No one would invest in solar or wind if not for fed subsidies. And in the meantime, the fed debt grows ever higher and higher.
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    Yes, that is true, but the problem is that you...

    Yes, that is true, but the problem is that you are having to pay for TWO kinds of power plants (for instance natural gas and solar) when one of them is really not needed just from the perspective of...
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    That does not decrease costs, it only transfers...

    That does not decrease costs, it only transfers the cost to someone else and ultimately means a fed government even deeper in debt than it is now.

    Solar and wind both have the problem of...
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    That was funny! You got my Saturday off to a good...

    That was funny! You got my Saturday off to a good start. Have a great day, my friend.
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    If increasing costs is the really big concern,...

    If increasing costs is the really big concern, then solar and wind are not the answers. They are much less cost-effective than natural gas.
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    3 additional things to consider are soil pH, soil...

    3 additional things to consider are soil pH, soil drainage, and amount of sunlight received.
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    As far as the shutoff valve goes, using a set of...

    As far as the shutoff valve goes, using a set of vice grip pliers should work quite well if, as I understand it, the handle had broken off. As was said earlier, you might want to hold the valve...
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    Says the man who linked to crooksandliars.com on...

    Says the man who linked to crooksandliars.com on another thread.



    Yes, and you complain about it all the time. So it's OK if a liberal dem does it but not if Trump does it?
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    Yep. "Clean energy" is largely a pipe dream....

    Yep. "Clean energy" is largely a pipe dream. Hydro works, but those resources have been just about maxed out. Solar and wind are not dependable enough other than in a very few areas, and even then...
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    It does pay to be cautious.

    It does pay to be cautious.
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    It's not what I say so. It's the reality of the...

    It's not what I say so. It's the reality of the deal. There was nothing illegal done, at least not according to the news stories.
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    So like I said, it was done legally. You might...

    So like I said, it was done legally. You might disagree with it, but it was not illegal. Besides that, the Russkies are now minority owners of a large aluminum mill in KY employing a lot of...
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    What was improper about it? CNN seemed to...

    What was improper about it? CNN seemed to describe it as being done according to law.

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/15/business/rusal-russia-kentucky-aluminum-mill/index.html
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    Kind of like HC allowing the sale of uranium...

    Kind of like HC allowing the sale of uranium assets in the U.S. to Russia???
  50. Happy?? No. Last pres I was happy with was...

    Happy?? No. Last pres I was happy with was Reagan. I don't look to people for happiness anymore. Too unpredictable.
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