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    I am a kook on free speech. I believe let it all out. I don't care how upsetting it is to someone (or me) let it all out.
    I am a kook on debt -- I abhor it. My partners and I fight about this all the time. There is no good debt. Only debt to retire.
    I am a kook on being treated like I'm hillbilly white trash. I have made lawyers from 'the big city' try lawsuits just b/c they treated me like they were better than me. Won some, lost some -- but they knew they had a fight.
    Any time you give a man something he doesn't earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect. -- Woody Hayes​

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    Quote Originally Posted by DLLS View Post
    Never ever?
    I said what I said.

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    I believe my conversations in my home are being recorded through my smart tv and amazon echo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterVeritis View Post
    We are all kooks.

    I am a kook when it comes to human-caused global warming as the primary reason for the warming trend we find ourselves in. I believe some of the science is real and some of the science is manipulated. I believe the government agencies that fund the climate change studies are inclined to seek out studies to promote the idea of human-caused catastrophe in the future as a means to grow their budgets.

    In what areas are you a kook?

    Well how kooky of you. Don't you know that all issues are completely the fault of either the dems or repubs depending on who's "side" you are on? If they aren't they are the fault of whatever theory is supported by the "other party".
    There is no room for multi-factorial answers even for complex issues like Climate change. And the "other side" always manipulates science but only the "other side.

    My kookiness is that I tend believe both major parties but only when they trash each other. I expect the people we hire to run the country to work together to do so better than say spending more than they take in 17-18 years in a row. Just as my employer would expect me to work with someone I disagreed with and get the job done.
    And there is no place for that kind of "Kooky thinking" in modern politics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahuyaman View Post
    I believe my conversations in my home are being recorded through my smart tv and amazon echo.
    Not as "kooky" as some might think. Wasn't there a news item awhile back about a smart television maker that was including cameras in the sets they produced?

    It was a better world when the only thing connected to the phone line was the phone not, as in my case, a wireless router or gateway whatever the heck it's called.
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    I'm a Kook regarding 9/11 conspiracy theories. I just love to research and debunk the many irrational theories that have sprung up since that awful day.
    "And after briefly dipping his toes in the waters of reason, the man with no brain scampers off, to frolic on the shores of Insanity Beach" ~ Rik Mayall (RIP)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blues63 View Post
    I'm a Kook regarding 9/11 conspiracy theories. I just love to research and debunk the many irrational theories that have sprung up since that awful day.
    You mean like the statements by some that steel does not melt? I always ask them to take me to the farms where they grow all the frames for automobiles. I would really like to see where they grow those beams they use in skyscrapers. They must have some heavy duty equipment to harvest them with.
    I swear by my life and my love of it that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.
    Atlas Shrugged (Part 3, Chapter 1, Page 731)

    "The man who speaks to you of sacrifice, speaks of slaves and masters. And intends to be the master."
    The Fountainhead (Part 4, Chapter 14, Page 637)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blues63 View Post
    I'm a Kook regarding 9/11 conspiracy theories. I just love to research and debunk the many irrational theories that have sprung up since that awful day.

    I'm not really a big fan of such theories however I have a question. When you debunk these theories what information do you use? Government information?

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    Quote Originally Posted by donttread View Post
    I'm not really a big fan of such theories however I have a question. When you debunk these theories what information do you use? Government information?
    Some, but there are many private institutions that have studied the collapses as well. For instance, the NIST's report was issued by the government, but there were many independent contributors to the findings as much of the analytical work was outsourced.
    "And after briefly dipping his toes in the waters of reason, the man with no brain scampers off, to frolic on the shores of Insanity Beach" ~ Rik Mayall (RIP)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DGUtley View Post
    I am a kook on free speech. I believe let it all out. I don't care how upsetting it is to someone (or me) let it all out.
    I am a kook on debt -- I abhor it. My partners and I fight about this all the time. There is no good debt. Only debt to retire.
    I am a kook on being treated like I'm hillbilly white trash. I have made lawyers from 'the big city' try lawsuits just b/c they treated me like they were better than me. Won some, lost some -- but they knew they had a fight.

    Nothin wrong with hillbilly white trash!

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