Re: Ray Lewis and Ravens team
posted at 10/18/2010 1:36 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Ray Lewis and Ravens team
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Ray Lewis and Ravens team : AZPAT, I was laughing my pinous off reading your post. Alot of good points there. I am not a socialist, nor a liberal. I lived in South Korea for 8 years and came to respect their way of doing things. Like I said under 10% income tax, no sales tax, no property tax. Yet they have national healthcare and everybody seems to get taken care of (because families take care of their own). They share things like tennis courts, swimming pools, vacation homes, yachts, SUV's, fitness clubs, etc... It's not because the government makes them its because they realize that all people can have access to all of those things if they share. You never see a cop on the road and you never feel the presence of government. As for your energy consumption, do you know how much oil it takes to get the uranium that powers the nuke plant. Then you gotta take the waste away in trucks (that use oil), to someplace and store it for 3,000 years. Hmmm. Hydro provides 7% of the power for your state. My Democrat mom and Step Dad have a pool that they keep running 24/7/365 and nobody has swam in it for at least 3 years. It is pathetic. Alot of people are pathetic that way. Burning energy (wherever it comes from) should be limited as much as possible. There is no free energy. It takes chemicles to make solar panels, it takes this to make that and these to make those. Energy costs resource no matter what. I'm with you on the Unions. $35/hr to turn a screwdriver is a ludicrous. As a country we need to take a stand against places like China where Slavery is the basic fact of life for almost a billion poor souls, but then they own half of our national debt... I changed my mind. You are right about everything.
Posted by knightsailor[/QUOTE]
Orientals have a different slant on society (no pun intended). But that doesn't mean that the rest of the world, especially the US, has to go that route. We have resources in this world to use, so why not use them? As for people who have "stuff" that don't use them, that's their personal problem. I, too, have my pool going 24/7/365, and use it every day I'm in town. During the summer, I'll head out @ 7 PM, and float around till after midnight, playing fetch with my German Shepard, tossing her glow-in-the-dark ball. On nights I umpire (free, Little League stuff) I come home and sizzle for a few hours. I work hard for what I've got, I use it, and I don't think twice about anyone else's pleasure but my own when it comes to enjoying them. If they don't like what I've got or how I use it, too bad for them. I love tooling around the Southwest in my FREE AND CLEAR 11 year old SUV. I take good care of it and it takes good care of me. Does it make you feel any better to know that when I fire up my grill and/or smoker, I'll ask my neighbors if there anything they want taken care of too? Geez! I even share my beer with them! I've got triple pane thermal windows, so I can ECONOMICALLY keep my home at any temp I desire.
Solar? I tried that 10 years ago when my youngest son got on that kick. He was on that enviro-whacko "head full of mush" Algore garbage, claiming that solar would reduce our energy costs, yada yada. Well, we put panels on the roof, which was anything but cheap. 7 years later, they broke down. The whole system went kaput. And this was AFTER twice a year servicing. Funny how rhe manufacturer was out of business, and the cost to repair was @ 3/5's of the initial cost, including installation. Looks really pretty settin' up there now.... doing nothing. (Sort of like the Cowboys.) When I replace my roof in 5 years that garbage is being hauled away, never to be replaced. I'm all for recycling! I hope that when the time comes someone can recycle this mess into something useful, like a shovel.
As you said about energy, there is no free healthcare. SOMEONE's got to pay for it. And when they do, THEY call the shots on costs and coverages. You can select the best plan for you, which is YOUR shot to call. Buy cheap, get cheap. Buy the best, get the best. Too many libbies are convinced that they can have a Cadillac at Aveo pricing. But, if you're buying the Aveo, quitchyerbichin about not having the Caddy. And, with the govt getting involved, in the end you'll be real lucky to have a unicycle, which they'll insist is your personal Caddy, and tell you you're darn lucky to have!
As for China..... too bad the "workers" are treated like slaves. Can you imagine how fearful this govt would be if they tried to oppress 300 million of us? Look at eh Dems in power today? Think they're not as nervous as a long tailed cat in a room full of Grannies in big old rocking chairs? Yet, the Chinese culture just rolls over and goes along...... they don't have something called "free elections". With over 500 million back in the 40's, they could have done something about it. The "peasants" didn't like how the "democratic" govt treated them, so they went along with Mao's revolution. After all was said and done, their lot in life NEVER improved. Who's fault is that? At least the folks behind the Iron Curtain finally woke up in '89. Freedom is only a word until you work hard to achieve it, harder to keep it, and smarter to understand just how wonderful it is. It's not something that can be "granted" by any govt. Can you imagine what it would be like if those billion Chinese rose up with their rakes, shovels, and farming impliments and marched to Bejing? It'd be an attentiuon getter. I don't think that even the Chinese would dare openly and publically kill millions of their own people. But, as long as they don't want to take the risk, their "slave existance" goes on. Ask yourself this: Is $50/week "slave wages" better than $20/month (maybe) as a farm hand or rice farmer?
As a country, we need to start thinking only about ourselves. Natural disasters? Let's see.... when we had sever flooding in the midwest 5 years ago, South Korea sent us..... France offerd to do...... That's right. Turn around is fair play. A problem in the world? Let Mexico and Cuba financially fund the resolution or restoration. The United Nations doesn't like it? Then let them move their operations to a new spot selected just for them in Somalia or Dafur someplace. They'd be REAL close to the problems and the obvious solutions. Plus it'd free up a ton of money for US taxpayers, as well as prime real estate on the East Side of Manhatten.
Ask yourself this: If the USA is such a terrible place, they why are people dyin' and tryin' to get into the country? Why are they willing to renounce their own citizenship? Thing those slave laborers in China would say "No!" to coming to the US?
Free lesson for you: Like Granny always said, the grass isn't always greener ont eh other side of teh fence.