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  1. #14314
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Lockhart View Post
    not talking about taxes...I'm talking about the personal principles and morals of a person/society that 'dictates that it's an inalienable right in the free enterprise system be as gluttonous as they want to be'.....
    Fair enough. But in a free society, it is not our place to determine who is gluttonous and who is not. It is, as you say, a personal idea, and not one of national policy.


    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Lockhart View Post
    Is it OK if one man has 100,000 tons of fish and then says to the starving guy...no you need to 'learn how to fish'.....you tell me.....
    The chances are extremely good that this guy with all the fish is not only a part of the top 5% of citizens who pay the vast majority of tax money into our treasury, but most likely provides many charitable gifts to various agencies and funds. This top 5% gives not merely what some might call "their fair share," but almost all of the taxes paid come from a relatively small group of citizens. The top 25% of wage earners pay just under 84% of all US income taxes. We should all strive to become one of them.

    The bottom 50% of wage earners pay.......are you ready? 3.46% of US taxes.

    Also, there is no basis to posit that the man with all those fish is ever telling a starving man to go fish. That is a specious argument. I have been rich and poor, and I can tell you that you have a much better chance of getting a fish, if you genuinely need one, from someone who has the fish to spare. But, I'm getting a Haddock talking about this.

    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Lockhart View Post
    How 'bout we look at Tiger....how's that 'right to accrue and build the exponential of the 9th degree of what he needs' working out for him? Books, bibles, charter of rights in Canada, constitution in USA....it's all BS.....the laws of human nature/fairness/right/wrong will ALWAYS prevail eventually.
    It's fine for him to profit from his golf, his endorsements, etc. He is already being punished by his advertisers, at least, those who care. He isn't being punished by any "law of human nature," unless you include acting stupidly in those laws. In that event, he is being punished for his own stupidity, and he is the punisher. Ironic. But once again, not a basis for policy.

    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Lockhart View Post
    In the meantime 'attraction by example rather than promotion' will not only help you live happier....it will help change the world in smaller degrees ..... the crooked dumb a$$ed politicians will still be what they will be.....

    449 and what the bleep to we know....
    I have to admit, I have no idea about your references to "449."

    Finally, you made some tangential reference to my listening to or trusting a politician. I'm not sure upon what you based that assertion, but if you knew me better, you would know that I see politicians as a necessary factor in a representative republic, and that it is incumbent upon all of us to be well informed about them and their beliefs so that we can make good choices in whom we elect.

    It is for this reason that I am so disappointed in our current President, or more accurately in those who elected him by their vote. It was observed during the campaign that he is a 'blank slate," upon which the voter can project his own beliefs and mistakenly assign them to that candidate. For millions of our people, that is exactly what happened, like the story of the group of blind men and the elephant.

    http://www.kheper.net/topics/blind_m...hant/Saxe.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by fcs View Post
    Afternoon all another full day.

    Life seem to be getting back to the routines of pre cancer days

    Thats really good to hear Breat. I had a super great week myself, busy as a beaver.

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    Bret, I am so glad to hear that you are getting back into a more typical routine. You have fought a hard battle, and you deserve to tak a victory lap!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiger93rsl View Post
    Thats really good to hear Breat. I had a super great week myself, busy as a beaver.
    Glad to hear that.

    is it this weekend your moving to you new place??
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    finally Friday!!! Coors Light and clamato time here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timebuilder View Post
    Bret, I am so glad to hear that you are getting back into a more typical routine. You have fought a hard battle, and you deserve to tak a victory lap!


    thanks getting back to more normal stress, Picking job offer ect...

    have a good offer given Early this week, Had a #rd interview with the VP off another Company, Problem is not sure that this Company I spoke to today will ready putting an offer out (if they do) in time. Bird In hand so to speak.

    Fun After this last year should stress at all about this.

    Dealing with living or dying was just so cut and dry and so over whelming in some was it was less stress. I know that sounds strange.
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    Quote Originally Posted by james80031 View Post
    finally Friday!!! Coors Light and clamato time here.
    Cheers

    hows business been
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    Quote Originally Posted by fcs View Post
    Dealing with living or dying was just so cut and dry and so over whelming in some was it was less stress. I know that sounds strange.
    What this means is that now that you're going to be sticking around for a while, you have to drag the sled like the rest of us dogs!!!!



    (That's like some dogsled jargon for my Canadian friends, eh?)



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    Quote Originally Posted by timebuilder View Post
    What this means is that now that you're going to be sticking around for a while, you have to drag the sled like the rest of us dogs!!!!



    (That's like some dogsled jargon for my Canadian friends, eh?)



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    Yea,

    I thought to myself welcome back to the mundane decisions of life.

    But believe me it go to be back and look at planing for the future. And once again see the future as 5, 10 20 years down the road. Instead of hoping you'll be alive in 6 months to a year. And know next month you'll just be feeling worst.
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  10. #14323
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    Quote Originally Posted by fcs View Post
    That great how Long in remission?
    Ive been following this thread for a while. Just reading, not wanting to jinx anything. My wife is now four years in remission. Hang in there. Im pulling for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigtime View Post
    Ive been following this thread for a while. Just reading, not wanting to jinx anything. My wife is now four years in remission. Hang in there. Im pulling for you.
    Congrats.

    Good for both of you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigtime View Post
    Ive been following this thread for a while. Just reading, not wanting to jinx anything. My wife is now four years in remission. Hang in there. Im pulling for you.

    I understand.

    4 years that great 1 more till she makes the big 5 mark.

    We'll be keeping prays up there for you and her.
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    hey JP

    You on call this weekend?
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