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  1. #14483
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    peyton on his back manning??????????????

    Quote Originally Posted by Tiger93rsl View Post
    Thas NOT how you spell it. It's spelled Peyton Manning.















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

  2. #14484
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    Bret's wife really likes my prototype balls and buttons..!!
    Pictures tomorrow to follow....stay tuned or be at the DC booth at noon o'clock....
    "The quality you deserve is not expensive---it's priceless"

  3. #14485
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    Hey Gang! Sorry to have been AWOL. As of last tuesday I went to work and probably shouldnt have, but since the owner said it would get ugly if I missed any more work I thought I should. So wednesday because tuesday kicked my buttocks, I went to the Dr.s and had a severe bacterial infection. Yes james.... Syphilis as you call it!!! :P Anyhoot.... I have been laid up since wednesday and didnt really feel to much better until saturday and yesterday even better. Going back to work today but dont have to be at my first (and only) call for the day until 9. So I figured I would drop a quick line. I see as per he usual I have a lot of catching up to do. Hope everyone has a great day.
    Warren
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  4. #14486
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    oh..... and GO COLTS!!!!!!
    Silent Service........ Death From Below!

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  5. #14487
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    Quote Originally Posted by timebuilder View Post
    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.
    TB.... you da MAN! I love you and your posts!!! Thanks!
    Warren
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  6. #14488
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    Damn no one missed me!!!
    Happy belated Bdays Bret and James...... Mines in three weeks.... ya younguns!!!
    Silent Service........ Death From Below!

    Somewhere in Kansas, a town found a village idiot!

  7. #14489
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    Good morning, Bret and everyone!

    Warren, I give all the glory to God.

    As many here know, I have had a wide variety of life experience.

    At 19, I was heard on the NBC Radio Network.

    I knew members of SDS, and I argued with them about their tactics. I complained against desecrating the flag at antiwar rallies, even though while I was at NYU, I looked pretty much like the rest of the people at the rallies. I was a political liberal because I thought, like every new generation, that "we" had all the answers, and the reason the world was like it was could only be attributed to the intellectual shortcomings of others. After all, we were sure that "we were smarter." That's the key to Liberalism, that the "we" of elite individuals is smarter than other potential leaders. That's why a President with an Ivy League education can still get pounded by his critics for not being "smart." It's their "way" of demeaning others.

    What a bunch of cr*p we were full of.

    So, I have an unusually intimate knowledge of the beliefs and motives of the left, having been a liberal of that time and then coming to my senses with the benefit of all the experiences that God has allowed me to have. I say that because I thought I would be like that Who song, (dying) "before I get old."
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  8. #14490
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    So you hear Bret's new nickname is Jack Russel eh!?
    He's got all the booths stirred up at the show.....he's amazing how he polite and unassuming he can be while telling a knob what he really is!!!

    He's getting better....
    "The quality you deserve is not expensive---it's priceless"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Lockhart View Post
    So you hear Bret's new nickname is Jack Russel eh!?
    He's got all the booths stirred up at the show.....he's amazing how he polite and unassuming he can be while telling a knob what he really is!!!

    He's getting better....
    I See a theif I call them (Yellow WHo) out. I see some doing the right thing I spread the word
    If you help others then you are a Success

  10. #14492
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubbleheadski View Post
    Hey Gang! Sorry to have been AWOL. As of last tuesday I went to work and probably shouldnt have, but since the owner said it would get ugly if I missed any more work I thought I should. So wednesday because tuesday kicked my buttocks, I went to the Dr.s and had a severe bacterial infection. Yes james.... Syphilis as you call it!!! :P Anyhoot.... I have been laid up since wednesday and didnt really feel to much better until saturday and yesterday even better. Going back to work today but dont have to be at my first (and only) call for the day until 9. So I figured I would drop a quick line. I see as per he usual I have a lot of catching up to do. Hope everyone has a great day.
    Warren
    Hope you get feeling better
    If you help others then you are a Success

  11. #14493
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    Quote Originally Posted by fcs View Post
    I See a theif I call them (Yellow WHo) out. I see some doing the right thing I spread the word
    You called them on it?

    Good.


  12. #14494
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    Been a great time in FL

    Andy and Karen headed back to Raliegh this morning After Breakfast with Doug Brenda and the Gang.

    Called Karen tonight and she said Andy has a 101 temp tonight.

    been a great reward for finishing treatment
    If you help others then you are a Success

  13. #14495
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post
    You called them on it?

    Good.

    Well lets just say I ask question on about 4 vists that just so happen to be when there were a few people looking a their cheap copy mainfold. Honest question, I don't think they cared for.



    I just call them like I see them
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