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Thread: Have we become our parents after all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by donttread View Post
    I was not aware of any Cuban love affair, although I do hear that chicks dig those Latin lovers.
    Seriously? You've never noticed any liberal love affair with Cuba?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahuyaman View Post
    Seriously? You've never noticed any liberal love affair with Cuba?

    Nope. Just social cons love for Cuban cigars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ransom View Post
    So, old commie hippies are now the means of production that own the people's government?

    And if you'll note, donttread. The Packers haven't been relevant since Rodgers made that statement. He relaxed as well....by insisting they replace the coach. Not such a great analogy to be using?
    Yeah, the old "commies" are your favorite "crony capitalist" . See how that works. Doesn't have much to do with the Packers though, in fact they are pretty good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donttread View Post
    Nope. Just social cons love for Cuban cigars.
    I can't believe that.


    Cubans are overrated.

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    When all the socialist boys and girls grow up and have responsibility and start paying socialism taxs and have children whos future is dull and pre ordained by socialism, they will change.

    Its the same as hating cops, till crime starts to affect you
    Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.

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    I walked away from both parents when i was 18 and never looked back.
    Any nurturing I got was from my cats and God.
    One night as a young child I felt a warm and comforting presence in my room as i was in my bed.
    I did not open my eyes, but knew I had someone looking over me and protecting me.
    It sure as hell was neither of my parents.

    It makes you strong when you know you are on your own emotionally at eight years old.
    Forget about the Nazis. Look to much more recent failings to see what may affect the US.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retirednsmilin308 View Post
    I walked away from both parents when i was 18 and never looked back.
    Any nurturing I got was from my cats and God.
    One night as a young child I felt a warm and comforting presence in my room as i was in my bed.
    I did not open my eyes, but knew I had someone looking over me and protecting me.
    It sure as hell was neither of my parents.

    It makes you strong when you know you are on your own emotionally at eight years old.
    Sorry to hear that, but it sounds like you responded to those events for strength instead of self destruction. If only we could bottle that.

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    My mother used to say that "each generation grows weaker and wiser". I understood , even as a kid that "wiser" meant accumulated knowledge not better capacity for reason or common sense. She and dad sometimes did walk to school, uphill BOTH ways. I walked sometimes, by choice but it was uphill only one way and not as far. Today the bus stops at every single house! With all our technology even some farmers and loggers have to hit the gym! LOL
    Now I can see how our knowledge is actively making us physically weaker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rationalist View Post
    Yes and no. All generations have their slackers and overachievers. Millennials get too much criticism regarding work, but they earn some of their criticism regarding social views. And unfortunately, socialism is becoming more popular among them.

    That being said, the quickest cure to supporting socialism is prosperity. Once someone starts to make good money and sees how much gets taxed from them, they tend to become more capitalistic.
    You CONS use an awfully broad brush on painting socialism.

    Now, its anything that benefits the people as socialism!

    Do you detest; "we, the people?"?
    As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron. --H.L. Mencken,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Strangelove View Post
    You CONS use an awfully broad brush on painting socialism.

    Now, its anything that benefits the people as socialism!

    Do you detest; "we, the people?"?
    I can only speak for myself, but when I use the word "socialism", I refer to government control of an industry or welfare state schemes that allow people to live off of the system.

    Socialization of certain things is ok, if it is properly designed. For example, socialized roads work. Socialized healthcare can work as well, but it depends on how you design the system.

    What doesn't work is having the government run most industries in an economy, which is what socialism is as an economic system. Also, the welfare state doesn't work very well either.

    That being said, I actually would be ok with a UBI system if we got rid of all other welfare. It would be cheaper to maintain, and it would require very few employees. It could also provide an option for accepting an equivalent tax break, if you didn't want or need to receive the stipend.

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