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Old 04-20-2010, 06:26 PM   #856
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I don't want you to think this a total dig on you, more so what the attitude is (not that I need to tell you this). But somewhere there is a grey area. For some that is the width of a street, for others the width of the Channel. In that area lays both personal responsibility and Government responsibility. IMHO, in this country we have fostered and developed generations of people dependent on public assistance. We are seeing a resurgence with the latest roles of unemployment. People have just given up. Obama will save them. It is a false notion.
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Old 04-20-2010, 06:30 PM   #857
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i agree, there is definately a grey area. There's a point at which assistance ceases to be paliative and begins to form the central foundation of someone's life. At that point it is clear something has gone badly wrong.

Where i suspect we differ is in our response to that grey area.
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Old 04-20-2010, 06:41 PM   #858
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Ok. I see we've stepped away from pleasant and into downright insulting.
We? Speak for yourself.
I'm trying to have a conversation about whether it makes sense to legalize opiates and you start shouting about the evils of my government, as if I'm in charge. Get over yourself and try to follow the plot.
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Old 04-20-2010, 06:44 PM   #859
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fair enough. Ignore anything I say at the moment. I'm really not myself.



i just had a stand up row with someone on the BF forum about girls and gaming. *shrugs* I am a heartbeat away from rage or tears at any given moment. I tried to explain that last night, but I probably didn;t do it very well :P
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Old 04-20-2010, 06:47 PM   #860
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Does BF = Breast Feeding? Because that would explain everything...
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Old 04-20-2010, 06:48 PM   #861
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lol
no BF = Big Finish
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Old 04-20-2010, 08:36 PM   #862
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Does BF = Breast Feeding? Because that would explain everything...
The nursing mom defense. I'm still hearing it nearly two years after weaning...
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Old 04-20-2010, 08:53 PM   #863
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I'm glad to hear that you've been weaned, squirell. I bet you've got sharp teeth.
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Old 04-20-2010, 09:06 PM   #864
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I would like to start a thread. The site says I'm enabled I know I'm looking in the wrong area,.Need some help .....the thread will be about....
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Old 04-20-2010, 09:30 PM   #865
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Bruce, go back to main page, pick a forum (Home Base, Nothingland, etc.) and then click the "New Thread" button towards the top left of the page.
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Old 04-20-2010, 09:49 PM   #866
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Thanks Clodfobble, I will try to make the thread interesting, also funny.
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Old 04-20-2010, 11:29 PM   #867
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Thanks Clodfobble, I will try to make the thread interesting, also funny.
It doesn't get much better than that around here. Well, boobs are good too.
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Old 04-20-2010, 11:51 PM   #868
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IMHO, in this country we have fostered and developed generations of people dependent on public assistance. We are seeing a resurgence with the latest roles of unemployment. People have just given up. Obama will save them. It is a false notion.
One has nothing to do with the other. The welfare crowd isn't worried about becoming unemployed, they already are. The millions of people who've been throw out of work are depending on unemployment insurance, as we always have. That doesn't mean they are not looking for work. Yes, they are looking to our President, because they know they probably won't find work until the economy picks up. That's what they hear from employers and the media, and our President seems to be the only one that's trying to do anything about it.
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Old 04-21-2010, 09:10 AM   #869
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One has nothing to do with the other. The welfare crowd isn't worried about becoming unemployed, they already are. The millions of people who've been throw out of work are depending on unemployment insurance, as we always have. That doesn't mean they are not looking for work. Yes, they are looking to our President, because they know they probably won't find work until the economy picks up. That's what they hear from employers and the media, and our President seems to be the only one that's trying to do anything about it.
Bravo.

Yeah, our societal responsibility (as Dana so eloquently put it) is nothing new. It's not as if Obama came into office and everyone voluntarily quit working and went on unemployment, amid shouts of "YAY, we can loll about now! Woo hooo! I LOVES some struggles."
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Old 04-21-2010, 03:50 PM   #870
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Oh, well...my brother told me about the episode. Would've thought the bear suit would make it OK.

Nooooooooooooo, it's not a THREAT, per se.

http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2010/...k-muslims.html
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