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jersey3730

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Message Posted: Jul 1, 2005 6:33:59 AM

It is said that politics is the second oldest profession, I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.

Ronald Reagan
(just named the Greatest american ever)
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 2:25:29 AM

Practical politics consists of ignoring facts."

-- Henry Adams
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 12:41:05 PM

"My time at Fox News was marked by meeting and working with some of the kindest, smartest, and most talented people I've had the pleasure of meeting in life. As I said in my TED talk, Sean Hannity is one of the sweetest people you'll ever meet – and even now that I've parted ways with Fox, he remains a good friend and mentor.

For a radical progressive who once harbored negative stereotypes about folks on the right, it was a turning point for me to meet people such as Mr. Hannity, Karl Rove, Monica Crowley, Sarah Palin, and so many others, and see that – though we certainly disagree profoundly on political issues – they're personable and kind and human. Just like me."

--Sally Kohn (now with CNN & The Daily Beast)
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 2:32:14 AM

Always and never are two words you should always remember never to use.

-- Wendel Johnson
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 8:39:29 AM

"Some of the most dangerous words you can throw around are "always" and "never." They beg beg people to ask, Really?"

--unknown
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 8:11:16 AM

“Extremes to the right and to the left of any political dispute are always wrong.”

-- Dwight D. Eisenhower
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ldheinz
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 10:10:24 AM

"The hardest part of gaining any new idea is sweeping out the false idea occupying that niche." — Robert A. Heinlein
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 8:45:08 AM

"I have a very strict gun control policy: if there's a gun around, I want to be in control of it."

--Clint Eastwood

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mweyant
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 8:27:59 AM

"A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, 'darkness' on the walls of his cell."

C.S. Lewis
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 4:19:00 AM

"Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities."

-- Voltaire
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2014 8:32:27 AM

”The world is filled with violence. Because criminals carry guns, we decent law-abiding citizens should also have guns. Otherwise they will win and the decent people will lose.”

--James Earl Jones

[Edited by: SE3.5 at 4/12/2014 8:32:54 AM EST]
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2014 6:44:16 AM

Racism isn't born, folks, it's taught.  I have a two-year-old son.  You know what he hates?  Naps!  End of list. 

 -- Dennis Leary
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rjhenn
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2014 5:14:01 PM

“I agree with people like Richard Dawkins that mankind felt the need for creation myths. Before we really began to understand disease and the weather and things like that, we sought false explanations for them. Now science has filled in some of the realm—not all—that religion used to fill. But the mystery and the beauty of the world is overwhelmingly amazing, and there’s no scientific explanation of how it came about. To say that it was generated by random numbers, that does seem, you know, sort of an uncharitable view. I think it makes sense to believe in God, but exactly what decision in your life you make differently because of it, I don’t know.”
Bill Gates
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2014 4:44:45 PM

"The mystery and the beauty of the world is overwhelmingly amazing, and there's no scientific explanation of how it came about"

--Bill Gates
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2014 5:05:02 AM

Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear."
       [Special Message to the Congress on the Internal Security of the United States, August 8, 1950]” -- Harry S. Truman 
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2014 5:58:34 AM

There is no greater power in America today than that wielded by the manipulators of public opinion. No king or pope of old ever disposed of a power approached by that of a few dozen men who control America's mass news and entertainment media.

-- Mohamed Raisudeen
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mweyant
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2014 5:18:52 AM

"You will never place me in a box of failure, of blame, of equivocation or of excuse-mongering. I am an American, and I choose freely to realize, to celebrate and to pass on the American dream."

Armstrong Williams, Executive Director of American CurrentSee


[Edited by: mweyant at 4/9/2014 5:20:43 AM EST]
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2014 4:06:42 AM

In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion.

-- Carl Sagan
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2014 6:51:17 AM

A criminal is a person with predatory instincts who has not sufficient capital to form a corporation.

-- Howard Scott
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ldheinz
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2014 3:06:30 AM

California: from "cali", or hot, as in Caliente, and fornia, from copulation, or fornication, hence Tierra de California, or the Land of Hot Sex. - I forget where I heard it.
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2014 2:16:25 AM

 Politics, n: Poly "many" + tics "blood-sucking parasites

-- Larry Hardiman
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rjhenn
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2014 7:41:20 PM

"bold, unflushing forgery"

John Nicolay, Lincoln's private secretary

Even though Lincoln didn't write it, it is close to what's actually happening now.

[Edited by: rjhenn at 4/6/2014 7:42:22 PM EST]
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2014 2:03:50 AM

Now, there's one thing you might have noticed I don't complain about: politicians. Everybody complains about politicians. Everybody says they suck. Well, where do people think these politicians come from? They don't fall out of the sky. They don't pass through a membrane from another reality. They come from American parents and American families, American homes, American schools, American churches, American businesses and American universities, and they are elected by American citizens. This is the best we can do folks. This is what we have to offer. It's what our system produces: Garbage in, garbage out. If you have selfish, ignorant citizens, you're going to get selfish, ignorant leaders. Term limits ain't going to do any good; you're just going to end up with a brand new bunch of selfish, ignorant Americans. So, maybe, maybe, maybe, it's not the politicians who suck. Maybe something else sucks around here... like, the public. Yeah, the public sucks.

-- George Carlin
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2014 1:34:56 AM

The money powers prey upon the nation in times of peace and conspire against it in times of adversity. The banking powers are more despotic than a monarchy, more insolent than autocracy, more selfish than bureaucracy. They denounce as public enemies all who question their methods or throw light upon their crimes. I have two great enemies, the Southern Army in front of me and the bankers in the rear. Of the two, the one at my rear is my greatest foe. Corporations have been enthroned, and an era of corruption in high places will follow. The money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until the wealth is aggregated in the hands of a few, and the Republic is destroyed.

RockCity (gb messenger extraordinaire)
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2014 1:32:18 AM

Politics ain't worrying this country one-tenth as much as where to find a parking space

-- Will Rogers

[Edited by: RockCity at 4/6/2014 1:37:17 AM EST]
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rjhenn
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2014 12:19:34 AM

RockCity - "U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, Nov. 21, 1864
(letter to Col. William F. Elkins)"

The existence of such a letter is in dispute.
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 12:23:46 PM

The money powers prey upon the nation in times of peace and conspire against it in times of adversity. The banking powers are more despotic than a monarchy, more insolent than autocracy, more selfish than bureaucracy. They denounce as public enemies all who question their methods or throw light upon their crimes. I have two great enemies, the Southern Army in front of me and the bankers in the rear. Of the two, the one at my rear is my greatest foe. Corporations have been enthroned, and an era of corruption in high places will follow. The money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until the wealth is aggregated in the hands of a few, and the Republic is destroyed.

—U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, Nov. 21, 1864
(letter to Col. William F. Elkins)
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mweyant
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 5:09:14 AM

"Many people from all backgrounds gave up their freedom, their blood and even their lives to provide a life of liberty and dignity for those trapped by the chains of legal discrimination and hatred. We must not allow their sacrifice to become meaningless by allowing “do-gooders” to replace the chains of overt racism with the new chains of dependency, low expectations, victimhood and misdirected anger."

Dr. Ben Carson
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 2:23:07 AM

Naturally, the common people don't want war; neither in Russia nor in England nor in America, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy or a fascist dictatorship or a Parliament or a Communist dictatorship. Gilbert: There is one difference. In a democracy, the people have some say in the matter through their elected representatives, and in the United States only Congress can declare wars. Goring: Oh, that is all well and good, but, voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country.

-- Hermann Goring
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rjhenn
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2014 3:13:15 PM

RockCity - "The money powers prey upon the nation in ...."

Probably not really a Lincoln quote.
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2014 5:05:55 AM

"The money powers prey upon the nation in times of peace and conspires against it in times of adversity. The banking powers are more despotic than monarchy, more insolent than autocracy, more selfish than any bureaucracy. They denounce as public enemies all who question their methods or throw light upon their crimes."

-- Abraham Lincoln
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rjhenn
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2014 1:43:00 AM

Droxil: There's nothing you can say that would convince me you'd ever use that gun.

Madge Arwell: Oh really. Well, I'm looking for my children!

"The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe"
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MahopacJack
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2014 11:18:28 AM

Rockcity, >>It is critical that the American people, and not just their financial institutions, be represented at the negotiating table. <<
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Negotiating for what?
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2014 10:09:34 AM

It is critical that the American people, and not just their financial institutions, be represented at the negotiating table.

-- Elizabeth Warren
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rjhenn
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2014 1:12:26 PM

Why does this magnificent applied science which saves work and makes life easier bring us so little happiness? The simple answer runs: Because we have not yet learned to make sensible use of it. In war it serves that we may poison and mutilate each other. In peace it has made our lives hurried and uncertain. Instead of freeing us in great measure from spiritually exhausting labor, it has made men into slaves of machinery, who for the most part complete their monotonous long day's work with disgust and must continually tremble for their poor rations. ... It is not enough that you should understand about applied science in order that your work may increase man's blessings. Concern for the man himself and his fate must always form the chief interest of all technical endeavours; concern for the great unsolved problems of the organization of labor and the distribution of goods in order that the creations of our mind shall be a blessing and not a curse to mankind. Never forget this in the midst of your diagrams and equations.
Albert Einstein
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2014 2:14:17 AM

The true value of a human being is determined primarily by the measure and the sense in which he has attained liberation from the self.

-- Albert Einstein
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MahopacJack
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2014 8:04:49 PM

"Predictions are like opinions which in turn are like sphincters , everyone has at least one ."

-Mahopacjack
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ldheinz
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2014 1:11:56 PM

"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects." — Robert A. Heinlein
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2014 6:16:17 AM

The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.

-- Cornelius Tacitus - "Annals" (c. 116 A.D.) 
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2014 7:49:42 PM

"Compassion is not weakness, and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism"- Hubert Humphrey
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2014 5:12:38 AM

Politics is the art of postponing decisions until they are no longer relevant. 

-- Henri Queuille
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2014 4:00:34 AM

An acquaintance is someone you know well enough to borrow money off but not well enough to lend it to. — Robert A. Heinlein
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2014 3:12:02 AM

In a recent fire Bob Dole's library burned down. Both books were lost. And he hadn't even finished coloring one of them."

-- Jack Kemp
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mweyant
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2014 2:03:40 AM

“I hope and pray that all my fellow Americans regardless of race will grasp the values that made America into a land of opportunity, and refuse to sacrifice personal freedom and responsibility for an illusory government-provided security which cannot last indefinitely.”
Dr. Ben Carson, 1st edition of American CurrentSee, March 30, 2014
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2014 4:58:59 AM

A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both." 

-- Dwight D. Eisenhower
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JueceFlavour
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2014 5:45:06 PM

1862:The Times of London ( A Rothchilds owned newspaper) publishes a story containing the following statement, “If that mischievous financial policy, which had its origin in the North American Republic, should become indurated down to a fixture, then that government will furnish its own money without cost. It will pay off debts and be without a debt. It will have all the money necessary to carry on its commerce. It will become prosperous beyond precedent in the history of civilized governments of the world. The brains and the wealth of all countries will go to North America. That government must be destroyed or it will destroy every monarchy on the globe."

[Edited by: JueceFlavour at 3/28/2014 5:45:39 PM EST]
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JueceFlavour
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2014 5:44:09 PM

Edward Mandell House had this to say in a private meeting with President Woodrow Wilson:

“[Very] soon, every American will be required to register their biological property in a national system designed to keep track of the people and that will operate under the ancient system of pledging. By such methodology, we can compel people to submit to our agenda, which will effect our security as a chargeback for our fiat paper currency. Every American will be forced to register or suffer being unable to work and earn a living. They will be our chattel, and we will hold the security interest over them forever, by operation of the law merchant under the scheme of secured transactions.

Americans, by unknowingly or unwittingly delivering the bills of lading to us will be rendered bankrupt and insolvent, forever to remain economic slaves through taxation, secured by their pledges. They will be stripped of their rights and given a commercial value designed to make us a profit and they will be none the wiser, for not one man in a million could ever figure our plans and, if by accident one or two should figure it out, we have in our arsenal plausible deniability. After all, this is the only logical way to fund government, by floating liens and debt to the registrants in the form of benefits and privileges. This will inevitably reap to us huge profits beyond our wildest expectations and leave every American a contributor to this fraud which we will call “Social Insurance.” Without realizing it, every American will insure us for any loss we may incur and in this manner, every American will unknowingly be our servant, however begrudgingly. The people will become helpless and without any hope for their redemption and, we will employ the high office of the President of our dummy corporation to foment this plot against America.”



[Edited by: JueceFlavour at 3/28/2014 5:49:25 PM EST]
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MahopacJack
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2014 4:06:26 PM

rjhenn, >>MahopacJack - "That again is the result of the "Progressives' " deceptive tax code."

Actually, a lot of that is due to the separate capital gains tax rate, something conservatives adore.<<
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Hard to imagine a true conservative willing to part with their own personal property (as income from their own efforts is) to support an entity which has little, if any, regards for how the funds are spent but I guess anything is possible.
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MahopacJack
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2014 3:59:08 PM

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“1913 wasn't a very good year. 1913 gave us the income tax, the 16th amendment and the IRS."

- Ron Paul
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2014 2:06:41 AM

Anyone who has declared someone else to be an idiot, a bad apple, is annoyed when it turns out in the end that he isn't.

-- Friedrich Nietzsche
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rjhenn
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2014 5:45:15 PM

" Billionaires pay a lower tax rate than their secretaries,…"

MahopacJack - "That again is the result of the "Progressives' " deceptive tax code."

Actually, a lot of that is due to the separate capital gains tax rate, something conservatives adore.

MahopacJack - "I certainly do and have been trying to end the lunacy of both parties who are ruining our country."

Totally agree.
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