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Location:Haughton
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Occupation:Landman
Number of Posts:1261
Registered on:2/18/2009
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re: Mississippi school district fined $7500 for opening assembly with prayer - Haughton99
I haven't gone through this whole thread but has anyone pointed out that a prayer like the one that happened before this assembly is something that believers are specifically told not to do by Jesus Christ himself in the Bible? Matthew 6:5-6 "And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, f...
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re: Rand Paul's campaign is beginning to suck - Haughton99
[quote]His coming out against the confederate flag really hurt him.[/quote] If you are right (and I'm afraid you are) the Republican party is in really awful shape....
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re: NY Approves World’s ‘First’ Global Warming Museum - Haughton99
It's the left's answer to the Creation Museum only with more scientific data....
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re: Florida gun shop owner declares store ‘Muslim-free zone’ - Haughton99
[img]http://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/bb8f37edcb79134f595fff7e5d88176aee584750/c=30-0-587-419&r=x404&c=534x401/local/-/media/2015/07/21/USATODAY/USATODAY/635730753371826024-Screen-Shot-2015-07-21-at-11.33.25-AM.png[/img] Such a patriot! :usa:...
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re: What is the purpose of government? - Haughton99
[quote]A bad idea? No. There are lots of services that government provides that are essential. I just think they are cheaper and more efficient in the hands of those who have profit incentives.[/quote] Maybe we agree more than we realize. There are examples of governments "selling" highways to p...
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re: what is the GOAT wasp spray? - Haughton99
This stuff SUCKS!! Comes out in a fog and just pisses the bastards off. Go with RAID. [img]http://images.lowes.com/product/converted/071121/071121957153.jpg[/img]...
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re: What is the purpose of government? - Haughton99
[quote]I don't think it's that obvious, but I have very little company in that regard.[/quote] I really have trouble believing that you think that the government building every road you drive on daily was a bad idea. There are MANY things that government is involved in that they shouldn't be but...
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re: What is the purpose of government? - Haughton99
[quote]People tend to get the government to do a lot of things for them, unfortunately.[/quote] This is one thing that obviously the government should do. ...
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re: What is the purpose of government? - Haughton99
[quote]If the government didn't build roads (or rails, for that matter), it's not as if people would throw their hands in the air in resignation.[/quote] They would probably demand that their government build them since no one else is going to spend the money to do it. ...
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re: What is the purpose of government? - Haughton99
[quote]Because the market didn't demand it and it was originally built for the purpose of military logistics?[/quote] If the market would have demanded it who would have paid to build it. Please be specific? ...
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re: What is the purpose of government? - Haughton99
[quote]Could they also not benefit by paying for roads that are directly used? Any goods bought would have the cost of transportation as part of the price. I assume you are lauding the logistical benefits of roads, but if it is something else, please elaborate.[/quote] Please explain who would fr...
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re: What is the purpose of government? - Haughton99
[quote]Entrepreneurs can be quite creative. They would figure out an efficient mechanism for roads that benefit the most amount of people.[/quote] No. No they wouldn't. But keep thinking they would. There is a reason there wasn't an interstate system before the federal government built it. ...
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re: What is the purpose of government? - Haughton99
[quote]I don't know a single person that gives a frick about national parks.[/quote] Not surprising. Most people hang out with people who have similar opinions. The millions of people that visit our national parks annually disagree with you and your friends....
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re: What is the purpose of government? - Haughton99
[quote]And wouldn't it make sense for the people using the service to be the ones actually paying for it?[/quote] EVERYONE benefits from our modern highway system. Why is this so hard to understand? ...
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re: What is the purpose of government? - Haughton99
[quote]Few roads = fewer gas burning vehicles, more local business, more walkable cities, less Walmart and big box stores. Seems like a liberal dream. [/quote] It is to an extent. That's why you see this exact thing in many countries in Europe like Sweden, Switzerland, etc. It's unrealistic in ...
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re: What is the purpose of government? - Haughton99
[quote]Again, I don't see that as a necessarily bad thing. [/quote] It's a horrible thing! The only reason some European countries are able to operate using mostly mass transit is because they are tiny compared to the US. The highway system is 100% necessary for a country the size of ours t...
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re: What is the purpose of government? - Haughton99
[quote]Roads would probably not be nearly as widespread without government subsidization. That is not necessarily a bad thing. More efficient means of moving people and goods would be used. Can't imagine urban/suburban sprawl and mass car ownership would exist without government planning.[/quote] ...
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re: What is the purpose of government? - Haughton99
[quote]I honestly am incapable of caring one iota about national parks. It has zero bearing on anything important[/quote] Fortunately you are in the extreme minority with this opinion. ...
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re: What is the purpose of government? - Haughton99
[quote]Why would an interstate highway not exist in a libertarian society? Individuals are too dumb to figure it out without the aid of an over-reaching government? Roads would exist. Highways would exist. Everything you get now that is worth having would exist. The free market is by far the best al...
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re: What is the purpose of government? - Haughton99
[quote]National parks?! Really?[/quote] Yeah.. Really.. You'd be ok with Yellowstone being all private property? Even third world countries have National Parks. [quote]You have no idea how our country would operate under these rules because it's not been done in modern times by a developed c...
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