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    Unless a Constitutional Convention could further...

    Unless a Constitutional Convention could further limit the Federal Government's influence or authority over the states and their citizens, I see no value in it.
    Those who would propose amendments...
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    Believe it or not, that's how the corporate world...

    Believe it or not, that's how the corporate world actually works, not as the restrictive example that excited you so.
  3. Rob, I know you've told us hundreds of times that...

    Rob, I know you've told us hundreds of times that you've been afraid of the US since you were 8 or 10 or 12 years old (lately you do seem to have settled on 8). All I can say is that someone did you...
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    Yes, that was during your "troll the other...

    Yes, that was during your "troll the other members" phase. Once you were advised of consequences and remedies, the problem mostly went away.
    Surely you see the difference.
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    Yesterday we were at Petrified Forest National...

    Yesterday we were at Petrified Forest National Park when my wife snapped this pic for Facebook. She tagged it as "My view of Arizona".
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    I'm in the midst of a lengthy road trip at the...

    I'm in the midst of a lengthy road trip at the moment in our 9 mpg motorhome. We left Ohio on the 1st, heading west until we hit the ocean, where we'll turn right until approximately Oregon and then...
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    Did I guess the color correctly? ...

    Did I guess the color correctly?

    http://techaeris.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Tesla-Model-S-P100D.jpg
  8. Thread: Flag protocol

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    Many years ago I swore a solemn pledge to protect...

    Many years ago I swore a solemn pledge to protect and defend the constitution of the United States. The American Flag, as a symbol of the country I volunteered to serve, deserves the respect and...
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    There's generally a lot more detail in this type...

    There's generally a lot more detail in this type of story, detail that is important to understanding. The narrative that police are going around shooting people is silly, although I guess it serves a...
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    From the time of my birth, up through the sixth...

    From the time of my birth, up through the sixth grade, my family of 7 (5 kids and 2 parents) shared one toilet. I'd be remiss in calling it a bathroom because it was actually an outhouse situated in...
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    Yes it is, if we forced everyone to wait until...

    Yes it is, if we forced everyone to wait until their fears were realized, it would be too late.
  12. Kids are complicated, but in a way that is more...

    Kids are complicated, but in a way that is more satisfying and remarkable than anything else I can imagine. Part of me feels sorry for people who have never experienced the joy and frustration of...
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    We used to keep between 6 and 9 months of cash in...

    We used to keep between 6 and 9 months of cash in reserve but dropped it down to about 3 months once we got old enough to remove money from retirements accounts without penalty. We haven't done that...
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    Ultralight, you're a quirky guy, probably more...

    Ultralight, you're a quirky guy, probably more quirky than she is aware at this point. I think you should give her another chance in order to give her a more informed perspective of exactly who you...
  15. It looks like the California Assembly has decided...

    It looks like the California Assembly has decided not to move forward on this legislation, something to do with "not addressing many serious issues, such as financing, delivery of care or cost...
  16. Thread: Grenfell Towers

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    I thought it was covered pretty extensively at...

    I thought it was covered pretty extensively at the time, and has now moved on to coverage of the other council housing units which are not up to code, resulting in forced evacuation of residents.
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    On a more personal level, let's say that as a...

    On a more personal level, let's say that as a teenager (perhaps 18 or 19 years of age), your parents bought you a car. Should you pay income tax on that?
    Or, let's say that they paid your way...
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    So, the only real impact of the estate taxes you...

    So, the only real impact of the estate taxes you mentioned earlier would be to ensure that someone doesn't get their full due if everyone (through government confiscation) can't have a slice?
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    I don't understand why the government feels...

    I don't understand why the government feels entitled to another person's wealth. Have you ever wondered how many times, in the course of one year, is every single dollar in circulation taxed? I once...
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    I think he should do whatever he wants with his...

    I think he should do whatever he wants with his family money, but I also think he should allow the same courtesy to others. A more authentic person might be expected to practice what he preaches, or...
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    What exactly is the difference?

    What exactly is the difference?
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    So, when Bernie asked "How many yachts do...

    So, when Bernie asked "How many yachts do billionaires need? How many cars do they need? Give us a break. You can't have it all", the sentiment only applied to others, not himself? It occurs to me...
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    In a hyper-liberal society, resistance to The...

    In a hyper-liberal society, resistance to The Borg is indeed futile.
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    Regarding your first link, I think my grandson...

    Regarding your first link, I think my grandson and I may have eaten in that guy's restaurant last summer when we spent a few days rafting the Ocoee River down on the Tennessee/Georgia border. I...
  25. Agreed.

    Agreed.
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