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Re: Welcome Thread for Newbie
« Reply #75 on: October 03, 2012, 07:08:51 AM »
Hello everyone, my name is Mr. Sandman. But you can call me if you are a chick.  :thumbsup:
I joined last night, thanks for the welcome and warning walkstall, as you should know by now my gender (All MAN!)  :thumbup:. “I’m too old to be young, but too young to be old. What does that make me? I guess it doesn’t matter, I just need to hang on and enjoy the ride for now.


Now about those verification questions. Will it go away after 10 post?  :confused:
Welcome Sandman.
If you are still seeing them after your initial post, then close your browser and log back in, the questions should only load one time, to affirm you're human, in other words, not a dumb lib. :laugh:

Glad to have you aboard.
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Re: Welcome Thread for Newbie
« Reply #76 on: October 15, 2012, 01:14:07 PM »
Well, thanks for letting me join.  I like political blogs, but have had some issues finding any that weren't liberals in conservative clothing.
I am male, gave God the recipe for dirt, and live in Northeast Florida. 
I enjoy shooting sports - wait, not shooting SPORTS but sports involving shooting skills, cooking, good wine, Jack Daniels, kayaking, and photography.
I am an IT Project Manager, because I am, secretly, at heart a control freek <sic>. And someday, editors willing, I will be a published author.  Maybe. :popcorn:

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Re: Welcome Thread for Newbie
« Reply #77 on: October 15, 2012, 02:02:43 PM »
Well, thanks for letting me join.  I like political blogs, but have had some issues finding any that weren't liberals in conservative clothing.
I am male, gave God the recipe for dirt, and live in Northeast Florida. 
I enjoy shooting sports - wait, not shooting SPORTS but sports involving shooting skills, cooking, good wine, Jack Daniels, kayaking, and photography.
I am an IT Project Manager, because I am, secretly, at heart a control freek <sic>. And someday, editors willing, I will be a published author.  Maybe. :popcorn:

Welcome young man.   Hmm....  "gave God the recipe for dirt"  :lol:  Now you will have to take that up with Shooterman as he is 76 + and I remember him tell God how it was done.   Boy was his mom pissed.   :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
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Re: Welcome Thread for Newbie
« Reply #78 on: October 21, 2012, 09:52:28 PM »
Well, thanks for letting me join.  I like political blogs, but have had some issues finding any that weren't liberals in conservative clothing.
I am male, gave God the recipe for dirt, and live in Northeast Florida. 
I enjoy shooting sports - wait, not shooting SPORTS but sports involving shooting skills, cooking, good wine, Jack Daniels, kayaking, and photography.
I am an IT Project Manager, because I am, secretly, at heart a control freek <sic>. And someday, editors willing, I will be a published author.  Maybe. :popcorn:
Welcome TP!

What type of IT stuff do you do?
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Re: Welcome Thread for Newbie
« Reply #79 on: October 23, 2012, 08:22:56 AM »
Well Good morning everyone,

I've been posting here a few days and am just now discovering this site.  Took the time to read about all of you and feel like i will be welcome here.   As a personal rule, i try to watch my language and respect others that try but i also know that everyone is human.  Things like personal attacks and namecalling or knowing the id of a forum member and outing them are unacceptable to me. 
I am a recently retired chemical technician having worked at Bayer Co. lastly.  Have enjoyed substituting school after that until i was diagnosed with Stage 1 lung cancer. I am happy to say that I was diagnosed, treated and have recovered in less than 6 mths.  No chemo, no radiation, just periodic checks to make sure that the cancer is gone. 
Some of you talk like you are on up in years.  Well, we don't get older, just better.  I have learned to enjoy myself in whatever I do.
My husband is a Industrial PLC Tech at 3-m.  He is a 20 yr. vet of the VN theatre, having the rank of E7 upon discharge from the AF.   He was dog trainer/handler
We have four children and 7 grands and 3 great grands.
My hobbies are singing and playing piano and or organ.  i've been pianist for several churches but most recently enjoy getting together with friends and just [playing  for the love of it.  Husband learned to play a bass guitar so he could go with us when we do an event.  Also have two grandsons that have gradually fell into playing instruments with us.
We love to camp and fish and we are both natives of NC where we spend all of our extra time.  Our jobs have held us in SC but we've managed to have a good life here and made a few friends as time passed.
Looking foward to conversations with all of you and it is not my intent to offend anybody but i have to disagree with the liberal, looney toon agenda.  I can't believe that we have cabinet members in congress making decisions for us along liberal agendas.
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« Reply #80 on: October 23, 2012, 08:28:03 AM »
Welcome Keyboarder. :cool:

I think you have coined a new sport, Keyboarding, welcome to the rest of the athletes. :biggrin:
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Re: Welcome Thread for Newbie
« Reply #81 on: October 24, 2012, 08:04:00 AM »
Welcome Keyboarder. :cool:

I think you have coined a new sport, Keyboarding, welcome to the rest of the athletes. :biggrin:

Back at ya' Solar,
I've done everything else to that piano, i may as well try to ride it and see if sounds any better.   :biggrin:
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Re: Welcome Thread for Newbie
« Reply #82 on: October 24, 2012, 09:38:13 AM »
Back at ya' Solar,
I've done everything else to that piano, i may as well try to ride it and see if sounds any better.   :biggrin:
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Re: Welcome Thread for Newbie
« Reply #83 on: November 02, 2012, 07:15:34 PM »
Welcome TP.  Hope to see you around the forum.  Toy   
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« Reply #84 on: November 02, 2012, 07:20:56 PM »
Welcome Keyboarder.  Nice to have another woman on the forum.  Sounds like you have a lovely life filled will lots of family.  Glad to add you to "our" family.   Sometimes the boys fight but a bucket of cold water and an occasional time out usually works.   I believe I have only had to threaten them with the wooden spoon once or twice.   :biggrin:

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« Reply #85 on: November 02, 2012, 10:20:21 PM »
Greetings, everyone!
Call me Pariah, because at least where I live in my own little corner of Georgia, that's what I am. I come to this forum... seeking help I guess.

You see, the term Pariah fits me because that's what I am. I'm an Asian-American living in this county, and the only one to boot. I deal with a lot of racism, but that's neither here nor there, and that's not what I need help with.

I'm 24 years old, with a wife and 2 kids. I have a pretty good job, though it could always be better...

I also voted for Obama in 2008.
I'm not making that mistake again.

You see, back then I was still naive to exactly how the world works. I suffered through the Bush era along with a lot of people - that's a lie, really. Bush honestly did the best he could with what he had in hindsight, but at the time I was angry and bitter. To this day I believe that Afghanistan was the right decision but still firmly believe that Iraq was just him finishing Daddy's war. However, the Patriot Act and No Child Left Behind Act both enrage me to no end, and I still don't see how these even exist.

Back in 2008, I voted for Obama because he seemed so flippin' awesome it was awe inspiring. I believed that everything he said was amazing, and held on to every word and speech as if it were solid gold. I hated McCain, and even today I still think he'd have been an awful president (on par with what we got), but I think I could have swallowed it and voted for him if Sarah freaking Palin wasn't on the ticket.

Also I voted for him because he was black and I love spiting the racists around here. I lost 4 tires and got assaulted by 5 huge white dudes for that.

But that's also not my problem (I talk too much). You live, you learn that most politicians are liars, and you go at it again.

It's November 2nd, and I still haven't decided who to vote for. You see, here's my problem (finally):

Problem 1: Economically I'm very conservative and believe that a businessman like Romney is perfect for the job; he knows how business works. That said, I'm rather worried that the tax cuts Romney wants to give to the rich will backfire spectacularly. Instead of using that money to create jobs, they'll instead sit on it and still not create jobs, and we'll still be stuck in the same hole we're in now. So do I vote for him and hope for the best, that people will do the right thing? Or should I keep my cynicism alive and think that rich people are corrupt?

Problem 2: Socially, I'm very liberal. I believe in gay marriage, for example (though I also believe that churches shouldn't be forced to do it if they don't want to); I believe in abortion ONLY IN THE CASE OF RAPE (if you get knocked up, deal with it. It's your fault), but only because our adoption system is so complete and utter trash that it needs to be reworked. That's just two issues that I know I don't agree with Romney (and a lot of people here) on, but it's part of my core values (or maybe lack thereof; the dark corners of the Internet do very nasty things to you).

Problem 3: This is a big one, especially around where I live, and possibly unrelated to the election - I don't hate Islam. As a Christian, it's impossible for me to hate them (being picked on so much around here, I find solace in my family and in God). I'm able to distinguish between Radicals and Moderate Muslims, and many that I've talked to are pretty cool people. There are actually a lot of good values in the Koran, and though I think that Muslims are misguided, I still consider them good people. Except the terrorists.

So to summarize:
Do I go with the person that I know has a better chance of fixing the country, or the one who values civil liberties? Should I let my feelings on Islam affect my vote?

I confused. Please help.

P.S. I came here because conservatives are much less crazy than liberals. More honest answers.
People tell me that America is a Christian nation.
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Re: Welcome Thread for Newbie
« Reply #86 on: November 02, 2012, 10:54:42 PM »
Greetings, everyone!

P.S. I came here because conservatives are much less crazy than liberals. More honest answers.

Welcome young man.  I also think we are less crazy.   :lol:

I look at it this way.   If I own a business and it was in trouble like we are now. Who would i hire to fix my business problems.  The kid in the White House has NO understanding of business.  And business is what makes the world go around.  My question to you would be WHO would you hire to fix the problem(s) if it was you business knowing what you know now.   I know M R is a RINO but he has more savvy in his little finger then B O had in his in his life time. 

Something to think about.  WHO is B O, WHAT do you know about him, other then what he tell you.   Where I come from a man's word is his bond. 

But that's just my way of thinking. 
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Re: Welcome Thread for Newbie
« Reply #87 on: November 03, 2012, 08:12:21 AM »
Greetings, everyone!
Call me Pariah, because at least where I live in my own little corner of Georgia, that's what I am. I come to this forum... seeking help I guess.

You see, the term Pariah fits me because that's what I am. I'm an Asian-American living in this county, and the only one to boot. I deal with a lot of racism, but that's neither here nor there, and that's not what I need help with.

I'm 24 years old, with a wife and 2 kids. I have a pretty good job, though it could always be better...

I also voted for Obama in 2008.
I'm not making that mistake again.

You see, back then I was still naive to exactly how the world works. I suffered through the Bush era along with a lot of people - that's a lie, really. Bush honestly did the best he could with what he had in hindsight, but at the time I was angry and bitter. To this day I believe that Afghanistan was the right decision but still firmly believe that Iraq was just him finishing Daddy's war. However, the Patriot Act and No Child Left Behind Act both enrage me to no end, and I still don't see how these even exist.

Back in 2008, I voted for Obama because he seemed so flippin' awesome it was awe inspiring. I believed that everything he said was amazing, and held on to every word and speech as if it were solid gold. I hated McCain, and even today I still think he'd have been an awful president (on par with what we got), but I think I could have swallowed it and voted for him if Sarah freaking Palin wasn't on the ticket.

Also I voted for him because he was black and I love spiting the racists around here. I lost 4 tires and got assaulted by 5 huge white dudes for that.

But that's also not my problem (I talk too much). You live, you learn that most politicians are liars, and you go at it again.

It's November 2nd, and I still haven't decided who to vote for. You see, here's my problem (finally):
Welcome to the forum Pariah. :cool:
Maybe I can help mend you perspective a bit.

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Problem 1: Economically I'm very conservative and believe that a businessman like Romney is perfect for the job; he knows how business works. That said, I'm rather worried that the tax cuts Romney wants to give to the rich will backfire spectacularly. Instead of using that money to create jobs, they'll instead sit on it and still not create jobs, and we'll still be stuck in the same hole we're in now. So do I vote for him and hope for the best, that people will do the right thing? Or should I keep my cynicism alive and think that rich people are corrupt?
Look at it this way, first off, it's their money, not the Govts. to steal and redistribute to buy votes.
Secondly, were in debt, all because both party's over spend, we need to cut their power to tax, because you're next.
And third, and most important, Govt Does Not create jobs, it gets in the way of job creation.
A Govt job is not a job, it a draw on the economy, it causes higher taxes, all the jobs Hussein was supposed to have created through Green energy programs, are a net drain on the economy, because they require the support of tax dollars to exist.

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Problem 2: Socially, I'm very liberal. I believe in gay marriage, for example (though I also believe that churches shouldn't be forced to do it if they don't want to); I believe in abortion ONLY IN THE CASE OF RAPE (if you get knocked up, deal with it. It's your fault), but only because our adoption system is so complete and utter trash that it needs to be reworked. That's just two issues that I know I don't agree with Romney (and a lot of people here) on, but it's part of my core values (or maybe lack thereof; the dark corners of the Internet do very nasty things to you).
Again, simple, it's a States Rights issue, not a Federal one!

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Problem 3: This is a big one, especially around where I live, and possibly unrelated to the election - I don't hate Islam. As a Christian, it's impossible for me to hate them (being picked on so much around here, I find solace in my family and in God). I'm able to distinguish between Radicals and Moderate Muslims, and many that I've talked to are pretty cool people. There are actually a lot of good values in the Koran, and though I think that Muslims are misguided, I still consider them good people. Except the terrorists.
Feelings are a liberals way of looking at issues, and I don't see how it should effect your vote.

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So to summarize:
Do I go with the person that I know has a better chance of fixing the country, or the one who values civil liberties? Should I let my feelings on Islam affect my vote?

I confused. Please help.
Again, put your feelings aside and vote for the person that has the best of intentions for the country.
Mitt has a proven track record in business, Hussein had four years and it's worse now than when he entered office, and his plan is four more years of the same.
Shouldn't be so hard...

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P.S. I came here because conservatives are much less crazy than liberals. More honest answers.

 :laugh:
Libs are just more emotional and tend not to think things through, but rather react emotionally, while Conservatives like to weigh individual issues and determine if they are what our Founders intended.

You'll find that most Dim issues pushed forward are designed to gain them power and more votes, while Conservatives look at these issues as to what is better for the country as a whole, not some special interest group.
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« Reply #88 on: November 03, 2012, 10:18:32 AM »
Look at it this way, first off, it's their money, not the Govts. to steal and redistribute to buy votes.
Secondly, were in debt, all because both party's over spend, we need to cut their power to tax, because you're next.
And third, and most important, Govt Does Not create jobs, it gets in the way of job creation.
A Govt job is not a job, it a draw on the economy, it causes higher taxes, all the jobs Hussein was supposed to have created through Green energy programs, are a net drain on the economy, because they require the support of tax dollars to exist.

It IS their money, and I sincerely believe that people shouldn't take risks that they're not prepared for or want to do with it. Not every rich person was a businessman, and especially in the South there's a lot of "old money" that really want nothing to do with the business world, preferring instead to sit on their money till the end of time.

But I just can't abide by those people who want tax cuts for their income bracket, yet do nothing with the extra income. I'm a big believer in the advancement of America and humanity as a whole, and sitting on your massive amounts of cash does nothing for anyone. I'm not saying that the gov't should TAKE the money from them, or that the current tax level is correct (personally I feel that the income tax system as a whole needs a massive overhaul because it's too easy for anyone in any tax bracket to weasel out of actually paying taxes), but I feel like it's an imperative that we advance humanity to far greater things than what we are.

For example, private research always goes farther than government funded research. Look at how far computers advanced because of Bill Gates and Steve Jobs. Or how Virgin Galactic successfully got into space before the gov't started paying them to help them do it. With privately funded research, we could probably have colonies on the bleedin' moon by now! We have some of the richest people on Earth that could help to eliminate American poverty, advance education to Japan-like levels, and maybe have even found by now vaccines or maybe even cures to major diseases.

But they don't because they're greedy f*ckwits who sit on their money and laugh at everyone's misery!

...that's not a Romney issue, that's an issue I have with the "elite" that support him. I truly believe that Romney wants the best for this country, but I'm not sure the people he supposedly represents have the same agenda as him. He wants tax cuts so people will create jobs, but I think people are either to afraid of failure or too greedy to try and create those jobs.

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Again, simple, it's a States Rights issue, not a Federal one!

Personally I feel like it's both: I feel that both State and Federal governments should work together (heresy, I say!) and come to an agreeable solution that works best for everybody, rather than the State trying to kick out Federal and Federal trying to overpower state.

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Again, put your feelings aside and vote for the person that has the best of intentions for the country.
Mitt has a proven track record in business, Hussein had four years and it's worse now than when he entered office, and his plan is four more years of the same.
Shouldn't be so hard...

I wish it were that easy. Obama did some pretty crappy things, to be sure, but I feel that a lot of that is not just him, but the fact that the House and Senate let those things happen. To me it's telling when Congress caves and lets the president do what he wants. I don't think it's right now, and if Romney gets it, I don't think it'll be right for him to do the same.

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Libs are just more emotional and tend not to think things through, but rather react emotionally, while Conservatives like to weigh individual issues and determine if they are what our Founders intended.

You'll find that most Dim issues pushed forward are designed to gain them power and more votes, while Conservatives look at these issues as to what is better for the country as a whole, not some special interest group.

I am emotional, that's for sure. But my emotions are bitter and cynical - I see everything through jade-colored glasses and honestly, I expect the worst more than I hope for the best. It's hard to disassociate my feelings with my analytical thought, so everything I say comes across as being biased; to Reps, I sound liberal and to Dems, I sound conservative.

Really I'm just angry.
People tell me that America is a Christian nation.
No one has any idea what the founding fathers said about that anymroe.

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« Reply #89 on: November 03, 2012, 11:20:09 AM »
It IS their money, and I sincerely believe that people shouldn't take risks that they're not prepared for or want to do with it. Not every rich person was a businessman, and especially in the South there's a lot of "old money" that really want nothing to do with the business world, preferring instead to sit on their money till the end of time.

But I just can't abide by those people who want tax cuts for their income bracket, yet do nothing with the extra income. I'm a big believer in the advancement of America and humanity as a whole, and sitting on your massive amounts of cash does nothing for anyone. I'm not saying that the gov't should TAKE the money from them, or that the current tax level is correct (personally I feel that the income tax system as a whole needs a massive overhaul because it's too easy for anyone in any tax bracket to weasel out of actually paying taxes), but I feel like it's an imperative that we advance humanity to far greater things than what we are.

For example, private research always goes farther than government funded research. Look at how far computers advanced because of Bill Gates and Steve Jobs. Or how Virgin Galactic successfully got into space before the gov't started paying them to help them do it. With privately funded research, we could probably have colonies on the bleedin' moon by now! We have some of the richest people on Earth that could help to eliminate American poverty, advance education to Japan-like levels, and maybe have even found by now vaccines or maybe even cures to major diseases.

But they don't because they're greedy f*ckwits who sit on their money and laugh at everyone's misery!

...that's not a Romney issue, that's an issue I have with the "elite" that support him. I truly believe that Romney wants the best for this country, but I'm not sure the people he supposedly represents have the same agenda as him. He wants tax cuts so people will create jobs, but I think people are either to afraid of failure or too greedy to try and create those jobs.

Personally I feel like it's both: I feel that both State and Federal governments should work together (heresy, I say!) and come to an agreeable solution that works best for everybody, rather than the State trying to kick out Federal and Federal trying to overpower state.

I wish it were that easy. Obama did some pretty crappy things, to be sure, but I feel that a lot of that is not just him, but the fact that the House and Senate let those things happen. To me it's telling when Congress caves and lets the president do what he wants. I don't think it's right now, and if Romney gets it, I don't think it'll be right for him to do the same.

I am emotional, that's for sure. But my emotions are bitter and cynical - I see everything through jade-colored glasses and honestly, I expect the worst more than I hope for the best. It's hard to disassociate my feelings with my analytical thought, so everything I say comes across as being biased; to Reps, I sound liberal and to Dems, I sound conservative.

Really I'm just angry.
Lets move this to the Poli forum.
There is so much to this, that I hate to see it lost back here.
I'll post it in POli.
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