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re: How do the Rich create Jobs? - Hawgon
Why be a bitch about it and edit it? I said it. I'll not hide it. I've said I shouldn't have said it, but I'll not hide that I said it. Why pretend? I've been called worse and more racially derogatory names myself. So, like I said, I shouldn't have said it but I'll not be a bitch and pretend...


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re: How do the Rich create Jobs? - Hawgon
[quote]I RA'd And frick you.[/quote] Please forgive me. I shouldn't have said it. I'm still a bit angry. That is basically double what we pay for insurance on them right now, so it is a damned significant increase....


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re: Remington 700 misfire issues - Hawgon
Was it cold that morning? It is just a simple matter of having gunk in the bolt. Powder residue and oil and the like get in the bolt and gunk up the firing pin spring and the like. Most of the time it isn't a problem, but get a cold morning and it can actually give enough resistance to not fire. ...


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re: Favorite Generals of the Civil War? - Hawgon
[quote]Everyone points to this scenario but it's just a straw man. Ewell's orders were to take Cemetery Hill if practicable. They were not direct orders, they were not really orders at all, because Ewell was given total and final authority on the matter. And Ewell's decision not to attack Cemeter...


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re: Favorite Generals of the Civil War? - Hawgon
[quote]Right, at that point there had been no major victory for the North. There was actually beginning to be a large anti-war protest. [/quote] As it turned out, I think Lee was wrong. Had the South husbanded its forces more and been much stronger in 1864, Lincoln may have lost the election. H...


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re: Favorite Generals of the Civil War? - Hawgon
[quote]You people are not giving Lee enough credit. He was the mastermind--the organizer. He decided to invade the North--a bold bold move. Had he won at Gettysburg and isolated Washington as was his intent the North would have no doubt sued for peace. [/quote] Exactly, Lee realized the only c...


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re: Favorite Generals of the Civil War? - Hawgon
[quote]And this line of thinking was a very, very incorrect one. The industrial age made it impossible for just one decisive battle to decide the whole matter. It took a while for commanders of the Civil War to realize this. But it wasn't entirely their fault. They were trained to think like thi...


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re: Favorite Generals of the Civil War? - Hawgon
[quote]I think Grant was the only person with a strategic vision to end the war. I have to question Lees insistence of invading the north and the events that took place in Gettysburg. My feeling is that he believed a victory could get Lincoln and the north to negotiate an peace agreement. I doubt Le...


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re: Favorite Generals of the Civil War? - Hawgon
[quote]Im reading that he was an apologist and hated by southerners after the war. He even supported Grant for President. [/quote] Longstreet's best friend in the entire world, all the way back to West Point was Ulysses Grant. Longstreet did suffer for his support of Grant and the Republicans ...


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re: Favorite Generals of the Civil War? - Hawgon
Patrick Cleburne and Forrest. If Cleburne and Forrest had been in charge of large armies, the war would have been over in 1863. Neither were of the aristocratic planter class that controlled politics and both weren't acceptable for higher command to the Virginia snobs in control. Forrest was ...


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re: Kingdom of Heaven on AMC - Hawgon
Actually, it depends. If he were a yeoman or former man at arms, he would probably know quite a bit about fighting, of all types...even with a sword. English bowmen are a good example of VERY common men who had great fighting skills, even with swords as that most battles involving bowmen, ended ...


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re: Sandy Hook gunman compiled years of research in preparation of shooting - Hawgon
Ban spreadsheets. No one needs a spreadsheet with more than a 1000 boxes...no one....


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re: Steubenville Rape Case - Hawgon
We truly live an interesting day and age. Things like this have been going on for years. I remember hearing of some of them when I was a kid 25 years ago. Except back then, they were rumor and innuendo. If you weren't there, you never knew for sure if it really happened. And as the people who m...


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re: Cruz and Feinstein have fiery exchange at Gun hearing - Hawgon
Of course, she felt patronized. She is a dumbass and Cruz let her know just how big of a dumbass he thinks she is....


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re: anyone own a cheaper 1911? - Hawgon
I'd get a Rock Island and never look back. They are good guns. Most of the differences are about refinements and not function. Many of the things people gripe about are just the way things are on any barebones 1911. Some people just don't like basic 1911s and think they have to be improved with ...


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They've done gone full retard on guns. Schumer out does himself - Hawgon
[link=(http://www.pagunblog.com/2013/03/12/we-have-language-for-s-374-the-transfer-ban/)]Full Retard[/link] Hand a gun to a friend at a range? Felony. Go on a trip and leave your guns at home with your roommate, and maybe your wife for longer than seven days? Felony. Eric Holder gets to m...


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re: "This isn't meant to scare you" ... OFA - Hawgon
My wife's district of a little less than 7,000 students lost 3.7 million dollars funding in one year because of state government budget cuts and the largest tax payer in the district closing shop. Not a beat was missed. There were no firings, no layoffs, and no reductions in classes. Some admin...


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re: Ezra Klein Brilliantly Explains why The Deficit is too low. - Hawgon
From a strictly Keynesian perspective he is right. You increase government spending during the hard times. The problem is, our government has ignored the other part of Keynesian theory. Namely, that during the good times, you shrink government spending and increase public austerity so that you ca...


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re: What motivates people who want to control the lives of others? - Hawgon
God has the power to make everyone and everything conform, yet he gives us free will....


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re: What motivates people who want to control the lives of others? - Hawgon
From a Christian perspective, the desire to control others is downright demonic. The first example of this was Nimrod and he was an enemy of the Lord. In nearly every Biblical instance of a Godly leader, that person was plucked from obscurity or had leadership thrust upon him by God, with the ch...


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