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  • #91
    Originally posted by ROLL TIDE View Post
    That homeless person holding that cardboard sign there on the corner, could use a hot meal today.
    Guns, politics, and all the other causes won't make the slightest dent in his world.

    You want to make a difference ?
    Lead by example. Don't wait for some windfall before you decide you can 'afford' to change the world.

    I've been changing it one meal at a time for a long long time.
    I'm making a difference, and the 'world' doesn't need to see it. Just that one . . .
    Good for you. I give food (not money) to beggars.

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    • #92
      Originally posted by ORION View Post

      Who are the people who would be given their money back?

      Healthcare should not be in the hands of government in any One Payer model. Ever. Period.

      Nor should education.

      Government has proven time and again that they cannot handle money responsibly. And the corruption that is now being exposed is both wide and deep throughout each level of government.

      Maybe the Retriever should start a social media site for Patriots who want to band together to identify and promote for election individuals with true integrity, decency and Patriotism.

      Peace,

      O.
      Like.

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      • #93
        Old Pilot, I got this. Oooh ooh ooh. Nominate me I like change (in the form of improvement). Ha ha no one else said it first. So I had to.

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        • #94
          Originally posted by Rorschach.Tested View Post

          No one needs a billion.
          One of the challenges is agreeing on where to draw the line. Do you have a problem with Bill Gates earning his wealth? (I'm glad he's giving some of it to charities). I agree that no one NEEDS a billion
          dollars. Where would you draw the line on how much someone needs? I say we should promote freedom to make a lot of money. It's a great incentive for creativity and hard work. But at the same
          time, we should encourage one another to frown on excessive greed (again, hard to define what is excessive). Hard work is supposed to result in reward for the effort and sacrifice. But there are, in
          my opinion, some jobs that are more "honest" than others. Being simply a money manipulator is not one of the more honest ones, in my opinion. Being a laborer or truck driver is more honest, IMO.

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          • #95
            Originally posted by 5-leaf Blaze View Post
            We are probably about to see a massive shift in how things are done. Forcible sharing may come through legislation.
            This started a long time ago. I hope that it is at least gradual in its growth. Please research socialism, communism, and marxism, and see them for what they are. Thanks in advance.

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            • #96
              Originally posted by Seabiscuit View Post
              Inflation is caused by lack of management. We’ve been allowing bigger and bigger deficit and debt. ((And no I don’t think we should have a budget that doesn’t allow for debt.))

              Forcible sharing? Unfettered capitalism leaves even the rich poor after a collapse. Maybe we could use the words “fair taxation”.
              What is "fair"?? Fairness is largely a myth/fantasy, in my opinion. I would rather see income be taxed at a straight percentage, with far fewer "loopholes". If the rate was (say) about 15 percent, then
              folks with a huge income would pay huge tax amounts. (Generally, of course). Even rich folks might respond to shaming.

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              • #97
                Hmm. Fairness should be defined by a group and even then it’s tricky. People don’t always ask for what is good for them or know what consequence will come of it. Btw, IMO, Fair is not always equal and Equal is not always same. Which person gives more at the offering plate? Remember that story?

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                • #98
                  Ukraine has been in the news a lot lately. Does it seem like that county came out of nowhere? Not really. Those of you arguing against government control could use what happened during collectivization ((Stalin)). Just Google: why did Russia starve ukraine? That New Republic article is horrifying. Here in America we are the government. We must make things better together, not as vigilantes.

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                  • #99
                    So this is now a political forum? I remember when I was criticized for being off-topic because I sneaked in a congratulations for the St. Louis Blues.
                    Geez, Louise.

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                    • “I reached the pinnacle of success in the business world. In others’ eyes, my life is an epitome of success.

                      However, aside from work, I have little joy. In the end, wealth is only a fact of life that I am accustomed to.

                      At this moment, lying on the sick bed and recalling my whole life, I realize that all the recognition and wealth that I took so much pride in, have paled and become meaningless in the face of impending death.

                      In the darkness, I look at the green lights from the life supporting machines and hear the humming mechanical sounds, I can feel the breath of god of death drawing closer …

                      Now I know, when we have accumulated sufficient wealth to last our lifetime, we should pursue other matters that are unrelated to wealth …

                      Should be something that is more important:

                      Perhaps relationships, perhaps art, perhaps a dream from younger days

                      Non-stop pursuing of wealth will only turn a person into a twisted being, just like me.

                      God gave us the senses to let us feel the love in everyone’s heart, not the illusions brought about by wealth.

                      The wealth I have won in my life I cannot bring with me. What I can bring is only the memories precipitated by love.

                      That’s the true riches which will follow you, accompany you, giving you strength and light to go on.

                      Love can travel a thousand miles. Life has no limit. Go where you want to go. Reach the height you want to reach. It is all in your heart and in your hands.

                      What is the most expensive bed in the world?

                      Sick bed …

                      You can employ someone to drive the car for you, make money for you but you cannot have someone to bear the sickness for you.

                      Material things lost can be found. But there is one thing that can never be found when it is lost — Life.

                      When a person goes into the operating room, he will realize that there is one book that he has yet to finish reading — Book of Healthy Life.

                      Whichever stage in life we are at right now, with time, we will face the day when the curtain comes down.

                      Treasure Love for your family, love for your spouse, love for your friends.

                      Treat yourself well. Cherish others.”
                      Steve Jobs

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                      • Great words from a great man.
                        I think it says it all about wealth and how you use it.
                        Yes, Old Pilot, I could use a couple million. 100 grand for me the rest for family and a few that could use some help.
                        I always wish I could just help someone stranded on the road a tow truck, good mechanic and warm room in a hotel for the night.
                        Wouldn't that be nice.
                        In Mexico they have trucks that travel the road helping stranded travelers, they are called “Green Angels”
                        Good day all and remember a smile goes a longer distance then a dollar at times.

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                        • Originally posted by Old Pilot View Post

                          Good for you. I give food (not money) to beggars.
                          I don't ride around just looking for someone to feed, therefore, you'll never catch me with a stash of happy meals in the truck.
                          If you're not agreeable with cash, gift cards work perfect.

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                          • Anti-social-program/anti-tax arguments always sound to me like people acting rich on the internet. Lmao
                            I'm NOT a believer
                            Questing song:
                            The Beatles "I'll Be Back"
                            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2K9Ij6VmOD4

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                            • Originally posted by ROLL TIDE View Post

                              I don't ride around just looking for someone to feed, therefore, you'll never catch me with a stash of happy meals in the truck.
                              If you're not agreeable with cash, gift cards work perfect.
                              I think offering them work would be better. Work (putting forth an effort) = money (payment for their effort) = food for themselves and their 12 kids.

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                              • People don't offer "beggars" money because they don't have any themselves. My theory anyway
                                Questing song:
                                The Beatles "I'll Be Back"
                                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2K9Ij6VmOD4

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