Good one R1KRA8. That is about what the entire gov is. Whac Em Taxpayers.!!
his wooden "LEGacy" is in trouble as the termites are hungry and have run amock.
But, you and I both have enjoyed socialism for our entire lives CARE TO EXPLAIN THAT ONE? Examples
fair enough.....i can agree with that.
asknot, first off i am flattered and would like to recipricate the respect. thank you. actually, i think we have allowed expansion more into Collectivism rather than Socialism. anyway....i agree with you on the grade, although i initially thought that a C would be fair...but then i thought about the ACA and the grade dropped. i think in between the bank bailouts, the auto bailouts and our governments attempt to invest into chosen industries, we have allowed our government to venture away from its intended purpose. personally i think our elected representatives have an obligation to insure we have an atmosphere in which to pursue our endeavors as unimpeded as possible. one last thought. as long as the government continues to guarantee against ones failure without penalty, then the failures will continue.
Socialism is the REASON we are where we are right now, more of it will not help.
the free-market has served the vatican bank fairly well considering the interest income returned by its investments...which btw they do not pay a tax on. the pope has a socialist mentality and sounds good to many. however in practical terms it is a problem begging for another problem rather than a solution to a problem. in my mind, the papals solution does not adrees the individuals problem. a socialist atmosphere does not promote self-growth or self-worth like a capitalist society. that has been proven time and time again. thats the funny nature of humans...we fail to learn the first go'round. just think we have the audacity to call ourselves "the intelligent animal" !
"As long as the problems of the poor are not radically resolved by rejecting the ABSOLUTE autonomy of the markets and financial speculation, and by attacking the structural causes of inequality, no solution will be found for the world's problems, or for that matter, to any problems". Pope Francis
lts - When it comes to the negative effects to be inflicted upon the American working class, when it comes to ObamaCare, (IMO) "Ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, Baby, you just ain't seen nothing yet"!!!
speaking of beatings... the democrats and the president deserve one for the confusion and lurch that they have left the american people in regarding their healthcare. one more please......
Merry Christmas moderation. morale and productivity come from within. the beatings are optional. :-)
Merry Christmas, lts-"when i see an appreciable change in the number of people that i find absolute in their lack of initiative under our current system, then i will modify ny stance and lessen my absolute stance. until then... the truth is absolute". And, until morale improves,the beatings will continue.Now,that is educational. (:
asknot...i hope your christmas was fantastic. i had hoped you would have taken my post as an open-ended invitation rather than advice. i respect your choice and hope that your path takes you where you desire to go. :-)
what they do, we still love them at some level. one's moral compass whether secular or non-secular in origin is always going to offend someone. don't forget that with christ you do not pay for what your fellow man has done but for what you have done that keeps you from your God. as i stated in the begining....it is all about your personal relationship. perhaps today would be a great day in which to begin again. i am certain the Lord Jesus has not forgotten you. He loves you...alot. :-)
merry christmas eve asknot. thats the beauty of our christian faith. you are not forced to believe but are given free reign by your creator to choose your own faith and sense of truth. the ultimate goal of one's personal relationship with our lord is one made of invitation by ourselves. i place little faith in the approval of man because man is human and imperfect. i do not pretend to know the mind of God, but i have faith in the knowlege of his word and his promise of the Holy Spirit in which to be our helper in this imperfect world. in addition i do not judge his words anymore than i judge others for their actions. their actions are self-evident and require no punishment by me. we all fall short of the requirements of any faith otherwise a redeemer would not be necessary. the concept of love the sinner but hate the sin is a concept lost on many people. you should love everyone but that does not mean you love their actions. just like with one's children, while we don't always like wh
Dear asknot - I didn't mention any attitudes of "hate" toward anyone in my (sarcastic) comment to The Pope. As you may have already discerned, I am a Protestant (of German ancestry, on both sides). Therefore, I don't believe in the infallibility of The Pope, or any other human being.
"For ALL have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;" (~ Romans 3:23, King James Bible)
..."ALL"... (IMO, that includes the Dude in Rome).
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!!!
Good afternoon lts- of course. it has been extremely busy, and the weather ain't cuttin' any slack.i'm burning daylight, gotta go.
good morning moderation...you still owe me something from when you wrote "I will post more about absolute and education later" :-)
if i could have i may have even worked three jobs...as long as the third was a professional golfer! :-)
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