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    Quote Originally Posted by AStudent View Post

    You would just have to understand the mindset down here, most people are referring to the healthcare bill being passed...and that's why the word socialism gets passed around a lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by syndicated View Post
    Canada as a socialist country? That's weird. Our corporate tax rate is nearly 1/3 of yours, capital gains tax is lower....
    And our country is much better fiscally managed than yours. Just because we don't pay tens of thousands a year for private medical insurance that ends up screwing us over, doesn't make it socialist.
    You guys get fed a lot of bull$hit down there about Canada.
    If this is socialism, you should be so lucky.
    It's a shame too, because where I live, we can't find enough HVAC guys, a lot of you would do well here I'm sure.
    We are forced to pay for each others health care with little opportunity to use our money to get better treatment than anyone else, that makes us socialist. We can not shoot each other with our handguns so that makes us socialist. We allow gays to marry each other, need I say the obvious. And then there is... ...trying to think another one but it is not coming to me. Glenn, could you help a guy out?
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    Yes, however the refining capacity of Texas is a significant part of the USA... Texas could cut off gasoline from the USA also... Tit for Tat kind of thing.

    Polecats tend to work out these things... as they do in today's world.

    I am watching that series on History about the men who build America... Seems to me we do not have that kind of vision and drive in America anymore. And as a result we are loosing markets to other countries who do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ga-hvac-tech View Post
    Yes, however the refining capacity of Texas is a significant part of the USA... Texas could cut off gasoline from the USA also... Tit for Tat kind of thing.
    And the USA could take them stating national interest.

    Polecats tend to work out these things... as they do in today's world.
    And now you have faith in politicians where normally you do not. Excuse me while I take a break to laugh.

    I am watching that series on History about the men who build America... Seems to me we do not have that kind of vision and drive in America anymore. And as a result we are loosing markets to other countries who do.
    Oh I don't know, between Microsoft and Apple alone you are talking about a lot of wealth between two people with vision. Now with them being able to do business all over the world rather than if it were a couple of hundred years ago with them afforded the technology and the communications of the time, they would seem like U.S. Barons rather than World Wide Barons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ga-hvac-tech View Post
    Yes, however the refining capacity of Texas is a significant part of the USA... Texas could cut off gasoline from the USA also... Tit for Tat kind of thing.

    Polecats tend to work out these things... as they do in today's world.

    I am watching that series on History about the men who build America... Seems to me we do not have that kind of vision and drive in America anymore. And as a result we are loosing markets to other countries who do.
    No one wants to do manual labor anymore...and who could blame them....go home physically and mentally exhausted everyday making pocket change....when nowadays its the office jobs that pay.

    Who is to blame when you can sit in air conditioning and make more than you can getting calluses and bruises...the companies that pay the wages?

    Myself, I've never been able to sit inside, I need a challenge everyday...plus everyone I've ever worked for hired me for the heavy lifting....it sucks being built big.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AStudent View Post
    No one wants to do manual labor anymore...and who could blame them....go home physically and mentally exhausted everyday making pocket change....when nowadays its the office jobs that pay.

    Who is to blame when you can sit in air conditioning and make more than you can getting calluses and bruises...the companies that pay the wages?

    Myself, I've never been able to sit inside, I need a challenge everyday...plus everyone I've ever worked for hired me for the heavy lifting....it sucks being built big.
    Other than age (I am on the down hill part of life, I truly wish I had the strength of my youth), you and I have similar traits.

    Having said that: One does better to work SMART than hard.
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    Just because a state is painted red on some cute little map does not mean that every human being in that state agrees with the extremist views expressed here. The vast majority do not. While secession may be a wonderful utopian dream, in the melting pot that is America, it is just a dream. These are the cards we are dealt. Since the invention of the steam ship and later the airplane, the world has become a global melting pot. Races, cultures, religions and OPINIONS are co- mingling more and more and it will not stop. I don't make the rules, I just play by them. So let's focus our energies on constructive ideas that build this country up rather than tear it apart. Just my two cents!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hydra View Post
    Just because a state is painted red on some cute little map does not mean that every human being in that state agrees with the extremist views expressed here. The vast majority do not. While secession may be a wonderful utopian dream, in the melting pot that is America, it is just a dream. These are the cards we are dealt. Since the invention of the steam ship and later the airplane, the world has become a global melting pot. Races, cultures, religions and OPINIONS are co- mingling more and more and it will not stop. I don't make the rules, I just play by them. So let's focus our energies on constructive ideas that build this country up rather than tear it apart. Just my two cents!
    Well glad to hear that you don't want to tear it apart. I guess we can then assume you did not vote for the Marxist whose agenda is to tear this country apart. Thank you, thank you very much
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    I just want to remind people to be careful and think about it before you sign one of those on-line petitions. It could be a data mine to come up with a list of those against our beloved liar-in-chief.

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    I think we need to hunt them down and put them on the guillitine, off with their heads. That will shut them up.

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    On second thought that may be a little extreme. After all, the Latinos might need them to do yard work. At the least , they should have to show a drivers license to sign

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    I think every time that power monger gets away with something.... he will get bolder... until enough folks have had enough and put pressure on their congresscritter to do something.

    Kinda like the playground bully: Sooner or later someone decides to deal with it... And as we all know: The barbie-doll teacher does not. Understand?
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    Quote Originally Posted by printer2 View Post
    We are forced to pay for each others health care with little opportunity to use our money to get better treatment than anyone else, that makes us socialist. We can not shoot each other with our handguns so that makes us socialist. We allow gays to marry each other, need I say the obvious. And then there is... ...trying to think another one but it is not coming to me. Glenn, could you help a guy out?
    Well let's see here printer. The first thing coming to my mind is your lack of a statue guaranteeing "freedom of speech" in your Constitution or laws. Instead you have statues suppressing freedom of speech in issues that are not politically correct.

    This would cover certain subjects in History, Religion, Race, Culture and beliefs if it criticizes (true or not) any group of "protected" folks. I believe you know what I am talking about here since it has been discussed before.

    While this is not an exclusive issue with socialist countries it is a definer of how free a country is and your country doesn't score very high here I'm afraid. Glad to assist you in your otherwise excellent post. Thank you, thank you very much
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    "I have little interest in streamlining government or in making it more efficient, for I mean to reduce its size. I do not undertake to promote welfare, for I propose to extend freedom. My aim is not to pass laws, but to repeal them. It is not to inaugurate new programs, but to cancel old ones that do violence to the Constitution."
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