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Don Stephens
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PostSubject: Food for thought   Mon May 12, 2014 5:06 pm

Food for thought:

We are advised to NOT judge ALL Muslims by the actions of a few
lunatics, but we are encouraged to judge ALL gun owners by the actions
of a few lunatics.   Funny how that works.

And here's another one worth considering...

Seems we constantly hear about how Social Security is going to run
out of money.  How come we never hear about welfare or food stamps
running out of money?  
What's interesting is the first group "worked for" their money, but the
second didn't.  Think about it.....

And Last but not least,

Why are we cutting benefits for our veterans, no pay raises for our
military and cutting our army to a level lower than before WWII, but
we are not cutting the payments or benefits to illegal aliens.

Am I the only one missing something?
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PostSubject: Re: Food for thought   Mon May 12, 2014 5:41 pm

How come the same folks who oppose abortion are in favor of the death penalty? And vice versa.

How come the best-paid Americans are the ones out-sourcing the jobs of the lowest paid?

How come those who favor the 2nd Amendment try at every turn to bypass the 1st, 4th, 8th, and 15th?

How come gun advocates never notice that the Second Amendment does not say "...the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be regulated."?

See, Don, we can find contradictions in every issue. The main thing is that we can stay free and live in peace with one another at the same time.
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PostSubject: Re: Food for thought   Mon May 12, 2014 10:29 pm

Good questions, Don and Al.
There are many questions that require answers.  Finding a solution to the easy problems takes precedence.  The big problems are pushed back, as “Too hot to handle”.
Why has there been no resolution to the M.E. problem?  The problem is known, but not on the priority list.  Sometimes the solution is known, but the will to solve it is lacking. 
Money and Oil are synonymous.  Our past actions reveal this.  We get involved when there is a threat to our oil supply and that is equated with national defense.  Seldom is there any issue that gets more attention than the threat to our gluttonous need for oil.
I often wonder how the world will change when we finally adopt alternatives to oil.  Denial is a popular method to maintain our way of life.
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PostSubject: Re: Food for thought   Tue May 13, 2014 2:24 am

Don, for any Veteran, the subject of Veterans benefits is very real.
When the draft was eliminated and we wanted a volunteer Army, the recruiters made many promises.  Veteran’s benefits were an important part of signing up for the military.
A late friend of mine, Martin Weaver, served in the Navy.  He never applied for any benefits, and when he got sick and diagnosed with cancer, his medical bills wiped him out.  He lost his home and his family.  (Wife divorced him).  He learned that he was eligible for VA benefits.  When he went to the VA they gave him a rough time claiming that his illness was not service-related.  He realized that if he didn’t get proper medical help, he would die.  He told me that he would once again apply to the VA, and if they didn’t help him, he was going to go after the people in Washington that were denying him help.  As he said, “I have nothing to lose.”  He finally got help too late, but at least he didn’t have to suffer too long before he died.
 His plight is nothing new.  When one is desperate with nothing to lose is when those who deny benefits should be on their guard.
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PostSubject: Re: Food for thought   Tue May 13, 2014 8:11 am

Congress has a little raise coming.
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PostSubject: Re: Food for thought   Tue May 13, 2014 8:13 am

Isn't that nice for those who cut services to others?
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