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  1. #14353
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    Man.... After reading TB's and Dig Dugs posts... I finally got a "Haddock" :P Man I love reading smart guys posts! Now ifin I can only understand them!
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    night Gang......

    Hey Bret.... congrats on the Long days and the running of interviews... best of luck to ya!
    Once your in like Flynn..... HIRE ME!!! LOL
    Oh... and I noticed how your posts and typing are becoming "Most Excellent" (Bill and Ted)
    I'm impressed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubbleheadski View Post
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    West Coast Dungeness Crabs...
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    Good morning everyone. Hope everyone has a good weekend, I've got to go move stuff now, later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubbleheadski View Post
    Man.... After reading TB's and Dig Dugs posts... I finally got a "Haddock" :P Man I love reading smart guys posts! Now ifin I can only understand them!

    Bubz, having been a part of both viewpoints, I may be able to capsulize the point for you.

    One of the ideas surrounding the founding of the US was a non-intrusive government based on the principles of freedom and liberty, where each citizen could partner with others to find their most satisfying and prosperous destiny, based upon their gifts, inspiration, inventiveness, and courage in the environment of a representative republic. The idea of these "unalienable rights" as coming from God, and not government, is a key idea. Conservatism strives to return us to the principles of individual responsibility, smaller government, lower taxes, and the foundational ideas of the constitution.

    Liberalism today is based on the "progressive movement" of the late 1800's and the early 1900's, and the idea that everything in our lives is best when precisely controlled, metered, and guided by a benevolent dictatorship of a smarter-than-you ruling class of elite legislators, executives, and regulators who decide their actions based on perception of their own minds and hearts instead of the minds and hearts of "we, the people," and they in turn attempt to determine levels of fairness, compassion, wisdom, and sufficiency. In essence, Liberals believe that you only have the rights that they, the government, decide to confer upon you and that rights therefore do not come from God.

    To make it more clear, I used the example of teaching a man to fish. A lazy man will never take the time to learn to fish if someone is always there giving him a fish without his own effort. If the person giving him that fish is a government entity, there is no personal accountability or interaction between common sense individuals to determine how much that man tried to obtain a fish on his own or if he is able or unable to do so, again, based on personal interaction and common sense.

    The unaccountable "free fish" mentality is only one example of how compassion cannot be properly expressed in government policy. Compassion needs the individual and small group non-governmental action that brings accountability into the picture. This is why the so-called "faith based" compassion groups are so much more effective than welfare.

    Some folks are angered by the fact that some of us have more fish than others, and they mistakenly believe that the government should be an arbiter of how much you and I have, based on Karl Marx' principle from his Communist Manifesto: "from each according to his ability, to each according to his need." This works well as an imperative of charity, but it is a very bad idea for a national political policy.

    The bottom line: Conservatives today believe that you as the free individual are the BEST arbiter of your life, and liberals today believe that government can do a better job than you because it is led by what they consider to be smarter people. It is a philosophy of elitism, and not equality.

    I hope that helps.
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    Good morning, Bret and everyone!!!!!!
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    Afternoon all.
    Worked in the yard for several hr today. I'm beat. It's nice to be getting back to normal again.
    If you help others then you are a Success

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    I opened my computer for maintenance, and I found a science project.

    So, I took it outside and got the N tank out of the truck and gave it a thorough cleaning.

    I got inspired and ordered up some more RAM for it and my dad's computer, as well.

    And, I'm still searching for tool bargains to replace the tools I lost this past summer in the truck theft. A LOT of time spent on ebay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by timebuilder View Post
    I opened my computer for maintenance, and I found a science project.

    So, I took it outside and got the N tank out of the truck and gave it a thorough cleaning.

    I got inspired and ordered up some more RAM for it and my dad's computer, as well.

    And, I'm still searching for tool bargains to replace the tools I lost this past summer in the truck theft. A LOT of time spent on ebay.
    TB I can't image and hope I never ever have to know what it's like to have that happen.

    PM or Email me what your looking for I see if I cna help you find some deal. Know a few guys here how are talking about selling some if not all of their tools.
    If you help others then you are a Success

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    hey guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
    hope you are all doing well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    frank
    I WILL SELL WORK,GENERATE BUSINESS, GO GET NEW CUSTOMERS!
    YOU SHUT THE HELL UP AND QUIT RUNNING YOUR MOUTH!

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    Quote Originally Posted by supertek65 View Post
    hey guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
    hope you are all doing well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    frank
    Frank what up guy.

    your had enough of Hotels and restaurants

    Hellen said to this week right before I got up out of bed She thinks your ready to get back home.
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    night guys
    If you help others then you are a Success

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    Quote Originally Posted by supertek65 View Post
    hey guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
    hope you are all doing well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    frank

    Fraaaaaaankieeeeeee!

    When do you get out of the sticks?
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