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re: Coastal Carolina wins CWS 4-3 over AZ - Kentucker
The CCU team was fun to watch. It's hard to believe a school that has been an independent university only since 1993 won the CWS. Major props to that fast-growing university. ...
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re: Gary Johnson vs Donald Trump - Kentucker
[quote]didn't I just say that basically?[/quote] I wasn't sure if you accept that libertarian is neither conservative or liberal. ...
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re: Gary Johnson vs Donald Trump - Kentucker
[quote]Gary Johnson isn't conservative on most issues.[/quote] That's because he's libertarian on most issues. Could be because he's a Libertarian and not a Republican. ...
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re: Tomorrow..June 30, 2016..will be an historic day - Kentucker
[quote]all record books that have withstood the "test of time" be forewarned.. [/quote] These "record books" don't refer to bodies, do they? I mean, this is the OTB, not tRant....
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re: Poverty Tourism or genuine Mission Trip? - Kentucker
[quote]Churches pay their expenses to operate and minister and that's it. [/quote] I don't doubt that many religious organizations fulfill a community need. I've said that in other posts in this thread. That's why I proposed a second solution, transferring welfare from government to local rel...
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re: Poverty Tourism or genuine Mission Trip? - Kentucker
[quote]In general, but the other side has to be considered to, i.e., if an issue benefits 80% by 10 whatevers, but negatively impacts 5% by 100 whatevers, then that may not be a good thing. Not an absolute, though, because there is a such thing as "tyranny by the minority". [/quote] I used the te...
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re: Poverty Tourism or genuine Mission Trip? - Kentucker
[quote]Yes, they do[/quote] Then why are there government welfare programs?...
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re: Poverty Tourism or genuine Mission Trip? - Kentucker
[quote]Wait, are you saying that you want to remove the current bloated government welfare programs which are based upon the current laws of taxation in favor of replacing them with a smaller agency that is somehow immune to the same corruption, fraud, and inefficiency that affects the current gover...
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re: Poverty Tourism or genuine Mission Trip? - Kentucker
[quote]I can only anecdotally base this response on the Baptist church that my elderly mother attends. [/quote] As mentioned by Ag Zwin, the good get thrown in with the bad too often. Religious influence in America, in my opinion, has gone off the tracks laid down for it by the Founders. So h...
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re: Poverty Tourism or genuine Mission Trip? - Kentucker
[quote]Are you a Milton Friedman guy?[/quote] The only label I wear is moderate. Milton Friedman was an intelligent and wise man. ...
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re: Poverty Tourism or genuine Mission Trip? - Kentucker
[quote]Well, I consider myself moderate, but doesn't everybody? [/quote] Do you think, in general, that political decisions should benefit the most people possible? Do you accept that some issues, such as civil rights, are not political? Do you eschew "equality" in favor of "equal opportu...
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re: Poverty Tourism or genuine Mission Trip? - Kentucker
Well, it'd have to be tea or a coke for me. Never acquired the taste for alcohol. Don't know why. :lol:...
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re: Poverty Tourism or genuine Mission Trip? - Kentucker
[quote]But your solution here, on the surface, is to remove the tax-exempt status so that more money is essentially funneled into the programs that you described above as riddled with fraud, corruption, and inefficiency.[/quote] Certainly not more, just instead of taxpayer money. This would seem ...
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re: Poverty Tourism or genuine Mission Trip? - Kentucker
[quote]ow. You're hard to pin down. I don't mean that as an insult. I have to get back to work, but it would take me a while to figure where you are politically. You don't fit into the defined boxes, but you have thought things out. I'm not sure how much we agree yet, but I salute your effort to dig...
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re: Poverty Tourism or genuine Mission Trip? - Kentucker
[quote]But, you just added a sprawling layer of bureaucracy to administer this, one that will soak up even more of the resources. All of this just to move money from the right pocket to the left pocket? Am I missing something?[/quote] Not added to. Replaced, with one much smaller agency wit...
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re: Poverty Tourism or genuine Mission Trip? - Kentucker
[quote]You can't be seriously trying to draw some sort of causation between the bloated size of government welfare programs and your perceived lack of national aid by domestic charities and religious organizations. [/quote] Not entirely. It's the nature of government to grow. Bloat afflicts any g...
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re: Poverty Tourism or genuine Mission Trip? - Kentucker
[quote]But, for every Joel Osteen, I can give you a hundred churches full of people with the best of intentions and resources that are so meager as to qualify for help themselves, yet they still contribute sacrificially (in both time and money) to help others. [/quote] Nonetheless, there's a perc...
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re: Poverty Tourism or genuine Mission Trip? - Kentucker
[quote]As I read the progression of your questions, I honestly wonder if you are trolling. [/quote] Trolls insult and offer only quips. I offer my opinions and possible solutions. [quote]government (that can do things "civilians" can't)[/quote] Government should perform only those function...
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re: Poverty Tourism or genuine Mission Trip? - Kentucker
[quote]But then again, I think you're both being disenguous about the efforts that both religious and secular charitable organizations make on both fronts.[/quote] Then why are government welfare programs gigantic? ...
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re: Poverty Tourism or genuine Mission Trip? - Kentucker
[quote]Are there excesses and abuses, especially at Megachurches?[/quote] Many are seeing the excesses and abuses as rampant, enough to warrant changing the tax free status in order to more fairly fund government welfare programs. Megachurches are the most visible example of the devolution of rel...
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