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re: Snowden and Putin really throwing it down on us now. - Clete Purcel
[quote]I'll give you a better answer. NO ONE is going to change it. I think we are well past the tipping point. [/quote] I hate to be so cynical, but I think you're right. To me, the last watchdog was an objective Press, but when it was exposed that the DOJ was spying on the AP [link=(http://the...


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re: Snowden and Putin really throwing it down on us now. - Clete Purcel
Also from the link: [quote]James R. Clapper Jr., the director of national intelligence, has acknowledged that the court found the NSA in breach of the Fourth Amendment, which prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures, but the Obama administration has fought a Freedom of Information lawsuit tha...


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re: Snowden and Putin really throwing it down on us now. - Clete Purcel
[quote]The National Security Agency has broken privacy rules or overstepped its legal authority thousands of times each year since Congress granted the agency broad new powers in 2008, according to an internal audit and other top-secret documents.[/quote] [link=(http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/...


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re: Obama’s CDC Promotes the Abortion of Black and Brown Children - Clete Purcel
Margaret Sanger would be proud of the CDCs work here....


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re: Tensions rise in Nevada-snipers,1st am zones,no fly zones used and in effect - Clete Purcel
:angry: This is sickening. ...


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re: Tensions rise in Nevada-snipers,1st am zones,no fly zones used and in effect - Clete Purcel
If you worked for the BLM and were asked to go out with guns, dogs, and tasers and treat your fellow Americans like this, could you do it? I couldn't. I'd be looking for other employment. If there is a leader anywhere in our Federal Gov't, he/she needs to pull back. They are provoking and push...


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re: Tensions rise in Nevada-snipers,1st am zones,no fly zones used and in effect - Clete Purcel
In reading about this, just imagine if only the Federal Government was as assiduous in committing resources to getting to the bottom of the Benghazi situation, or getting the truth from the IRS on going on a Tea Party crusade, or getting answers on Fast & Furious, or building a functional ACA websit...


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re: Democracy as Founders established it doesn't work in times like these... - Clete Purcel
Whoa. Thanks OleWar! You've given me something to watch on my lunch break tomorrow....


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re: Democracy as Founders established it doesn't work in times like these... - Clete Purcel
What I mean is that I don't think unlimited healthcare is a right at all. I don't think abortions, birth control, cosmetic surgery, sex change operations, etc. are rights at all and I think the word 'rights' as you describe is much over-used. I tend to think that the services that EMTALA provide...


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re: Democracy as Founders established it doesn't work in times like these... - Clete Purcel
Thank you, noble mon....


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re: Democracy as Founders established it doesn't work in times like these... - Clete Purcel
Whaaattt?? I'm not holding up Michael Savage as some beacon of virtue. I'm wondering what the end game is when people can just vote themselves loot? Or better, sensible ways to fix it. But in keeping with current times, I'm sure the National Endowment for the Arts would commission that paint...


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re: Regarding Lois Lerner's proclamation of innocence and the Fifth Amendment - Clete Purcel
[quote]ANYONE involved needs both jailtime and to lose federal benefits, and potential deportation. This is the grossest violation of civil rights in my lifetime. [/quote] See, this is the deal for me. I don't care WHAT letter is behind someone's name. This type of alleged corruption has no pla...


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re: Regarding Lois Lerner's proclamation of innocence and the Fifth Amendment - Clete Purcel
What I see is a pattern of partisanship by the Democrat Party and this Administration, pushing through partisan legislation (ACA), selectively enforcing laws on the books, governing by Executive Order, delaying implementation of the law of the land (ACA) again and again in order to insulate effects ...


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re: Regarding Lois Lerner's proclamation of innocence and the Fifth Amendment - Clete Purcel
Then lets expose everything to the light and let the chips fall where they may. I would hope that as Americans, neither side wants corruption in the highest levels of government. To me, when there's a lot of smoke - that means that there is a fire somewhere that needs to be put out. I don't car...


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re: Regarding Lois Lerner's proclamation of innocence and the Fifth Amendment - Clete Purcel
Be totally honest, Rex. Let's say the tables were turned. If the exact same thing happened under a Conservative Administration, you wouldn't think anything smelled fishy? With the emails? Pleading the Fifth? Reports of taped phone conversations where IRS employees were urging callers to vote fo...


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re: Democracy as Founders established it doesn't work in times like these... - Clete Purcel
Good points. In my opinion "Healthcare as a right" is only for the common good,when properly defined. EMTALA (Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act)does just that. It provides for treatment of an emergency medical condition, including active labor, regardless of a patient's ability to pay...


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re: Democracy as Founders established it doesn't work in times like these... - Clete Purcel
I agree with you, Rev. Now people are going to misinterpret what you're saying and think you are advocating a theocracy, but you aren't. Man's heart must change. While the effects of a heart change can be incentivized by government, true heart change cannot be mandated. It comes from within an...


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re: Democracy as Founders established it doesn't work in times like these... - Clete Purcel
I'm going to look for that book, RCD. Thanks. Looking at collapses throughout history, you'd think we would learn from them....


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re: Democracy as Founders established it doesn't work in times like these... - Clete Purcel
I would agree with both of your proposals. Trouble is, the Supreme Court has already deemed #1 unconstitutional. #2 would be an all out battle that would devolve into the typical name-calling, accusations of racism, evil 1%ers or throwing granny off the cliff. I know it is idealistic, but I...


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re: Democracy as Founders established it doesn't work in times like these... - Clete Purcel
He meant a representative democracy, but the point still stands. One person - one vote. It would be illogical for one to NOT vote for someone who was going to give them more stuff. It would be illogical for one to vote against taxes for which you didn't have to pay. How do you fix this?...


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Democracy as Founders established it doesn't work in times like these... - Clete Purcel
Not my words - Going through the dials yesterday on the drive home and stumbled across Michael Savage stating that when you have a majority of people living dependent on the government in some form or fashion, democracy doesn't work as people simply vote themselves more stuff contributing toward our...


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re: Holder says no AG has been treated as badly as he has - Clete Purcel
Seems to me that Attorney General John Ashcroft wasn't exactly loved by the left and coddled like a warm puppy. I seem to recall him being excoriated because he was a Fundamentalist Christian and coming under intense pressure because of abu ghraib. Holder needs to put on his big boy pants. His ...


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re: Is homeschooling harmful to the collective? - Clete Purcel
Fortunately we still have the freedom of association and freedom of assembly afforded us by the US Bill of Rights. I still don't understand why parents would be asked to sacrifice their children's future by leaving them in a failing school surrounded by kids/parents who don't care about education? ...


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re: Is homeschooling harmful to the collective? - Clete Purcel
Or maybe homeschooling ensures that little Susie and Melvin will be kept away from a failing school or a disruptive class environment. Why is it assumed that homeschooling families DON'T teach that we all need to respect each other and get along? If the local school isn't getting the job done in...


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re: Is homeschooling harmful to the collective? - Clete Purcel
That's pretty scary. Are they our kids or are they society's kids? The last time I checked we still had some semblance of freedom and could raise our kids according to our belief system. I'm trying to raise my kids as I see fit. I don't try to conform my parenting to societal whims....


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re: IRS stonewalls probe of tea party targeting emails - Clete Purcel
It's tax time. I wonder if the excuse, "The time it will take to look through my finances and ensure I'm compliant with current onerous tax code could last years" when I don't file by the deadline would be valid? What's good for the goose......


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re: Obamacare premiums to skyrocket. Expect rates to double or triple next year - Clete Purcel
Nancy Pelosi says that ACA is a winner: [link=(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfIl45i8Yd0)]The Affordable Care Act is a WINNER![/link] How can politicians be so insulated from reality? ...


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re: raw milk might soon be legal in LA - Clete Purcel
Yes, this is obviously an issue - insurance and regulation that comes along with it. It is a lot of work to milk cows. It takes me 45 minutes to milk two cows in the morning and then again in the evening. There's no way that I could sell a gallon of milk for what the stores are selling it for and...


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re: raw milk might soon be legal in LA - Clete Purcel
Pasteurized milk has been heated up so that it kills the bacteria - good and bad bacteria. Here's the deal. Raw milk can be dangerous and you can get Listeria and other sicknesses drinking it. I think that is why it was banned. We have been drinking it since 2007 and have never been sick - Nev...


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re: raw milk might soon be legal in LA - Clete Purcel
Store bought milk doesn't even compare to raw milk. We have a couple of Jersey cows that we milk. We bought them because of health issues we were experiencing. Their milk is so much better tasting and better for you. Since it is not pasteurized, it has all the beneficial bacteria that you need i...


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