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Offline iddee

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« on: February 20, 2014, 09:30:42 PM »
This is Canada's Top Ten List of America's Stupidity.
Of course we look like idiots ... because we are.
 
Number 10) Only in America ...could politicians talk about the greed of the
rich at a $35,000.00 a plate campaign fund-raising event.
 
Number 9) Only in America ...could people claim that the government still
discriminates against black Americans when they have a black President, a
black Attorney General and roughly 20% of the federal workforce is black
while only 14% of the population is black 40+% of all federal entitlements
goes to black Americans - 3X the rate that go to whites, 5X the rate that go
to Hispanics!
 
Number 8) Only in America...could they have had the two people most
responsible for our tax code, Timothy Geithner (the head of the Treasury
Department) and Charles Rangel (who once ran the Ways and Means Committee),
BOTH turn out to be tax cheats who are in favor of higher taxes.
 
Number 7) Only in America...can they have terrorists kill people in the name
of Allah and have the media primarily react by fretting that Muslims might
be harmed by the backlash.
 
Number 6) Only in America...would they make people who want to legally
become American citizens wait for years in their home countries and pay tens
of thousands of dollars for the privilege, while they discuss letting anyone
who sneaks into the country illegally just 'magically' become American
citizens.
 
Number 5) Only in America ....could the people who believe in balancing the
budget and sticking by the country's Constitution be thought of as
"extremists."
 
Number 4) Only in America ...could you need to present a driver's license to
cash a check or buy alcohol, but not to vote.
 
Number 3) Only in America ...could people demand the government investigate
whether oil companies are gouging the public because the price of gas went
up when the return on equity invested in a major U.S. oil company ( Marathon
Oil) is less than half of a company making tennis shoes (Nike).
 
Number 2) Only in America....could the government collect more tax dollars
from the people than any nation in recorded history, still spend a Trillion
dollars more than it has per year - for total spending of $7-Million PER
MINUTE, and complain that it doesn't have nearly enough money.
 
And the Number 1) Only in America...could the rich people - who pay 86% of
all income taxes - be accused of not paying their "fair share" by people who
don't pay any income taxes at all.
 
 
 ''Every country has the government it deserves.''
 
 
"Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me . . . Anything can happen, child. Anything can be"

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« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2014, 11:40:29 PM »
 :goodpost:
"If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed.  If you do read the newspaper you are misinformed."--Mark Twain

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« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2014, 08:16:16 AM »
I am guessing based totally on my personal exposure to Canadians that almost any one of them is smart enough not to construct such a silly list of items who's validity is at best questionable if not an out right fabrication of reality.  common sense and a bit of reasoning would toss out most of this list... which it seems NO ONE want to connect with their name... doesn't that factoid just speak volumes????

of course if a Canadian get bored or too cold they can come here and work with little to no problem.  doing the same thing in the opposite direction could be bit of a problem.
I am 'the panther that passes in the night'... tecumseh.

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« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2014, 09:25:21 AM »
Seems just the opposite to me. Anyone with a lick of common sense can see not only the truthfulness of it, but also the destruction it is doing.
"Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me . . . Anything can happen, child. Anything can be"

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« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2014, 02:14:38 PM »
silly list of items who's validity is at best questionable if not an out right fabrication of reality.  common sense and a bit of reasoning would toss out most of this list...

List struck me as a pretty accurate account of our current situation. What would you not agree with?

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« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2014, 02:31:58 PM »
10,5,4,2,and 1 would have no basis to be tossed. TYhe others most likely can be verified without too much trouble.

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« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2014, 02:56:24 PM »
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I am guessing based totally on my personal exposure to Canadians that almost any one of them is smart enough not to construct such a silly list of items who's validity is at best questionable if not an out right fabrication of reality.


i'd be interested in reading your post that refutes these points.  generally a statement like yours is followed by an argument to support the statement?

.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

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« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2014, 07:37:10 PM »
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I am guessing based totally on my personal exposure to Canadians that almost any one of them is smart enough not to construct such a silly list of items who's validity is at best questionable if not an out right fabrication of reality.


i'd be interested in reading your post that refutes these points.  generally a statement like yours is followed by an argument to support the statement?


Libs don't have to back up what they say. When proven wrong they just say it again.

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« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2014, 07:39:14 AM »
Source unknown?  I can make a pretty good guess  :-D
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