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"They should suffer a little more than they do today." Your heart bleeds a little too.
You put words in my mouth and then called them a lie. Platitudes and straw men can be black and white. Life is not so easy to peg. Sure, local is necessary and the best way for help, but it is often not enough, particularly in the hard times. Unemployment benefits carried millions of families through recent years. Local help was not up to that task and you know it. You also know you owe taxes to the government who built and maintains the road you drive on. You need this system more than you admit.
"No one can be perfectly free till all are free; no one can be perfectly moral till all are moral; no one can be perfectly happy till all are happy." - Herbert Spencer
Really? That's your answer for dealing with America's mentally ill and elderly?
I doubt every edit stems from the "suggest removal". The Pilot will have their own reasons. While it makes sense we'll never know the edit source, surely the editor can share whether I complained.
John, do you have $50 to wager with a loser? $100 would be even better.
Impossible to address that whole. So some parts:
"the idiots, the slow, the fat, the lazy, get rewarded" A familiar theme, if aimed at entitlements. Your own words answer the "why" of entitlements. Of course idiots and the slow get help. A standard of civilized society is that the unfortunate deserve help from the fortunate. At the extreme, mentally ill and the handicapped deserve help. Better off would be the "slow". Maybe the "slow" aren't smart enough to keep a job. Or too old. Maybe Joe chose the wrong crop to plant or the weather ruined a smart crop. Joe's family should starve? Sure, somewhere in the progression to "lazy" our help is no longer serving hardship cases and does carry the fat and lazy. We suck at delineating lazy from idiot. Anyone would suck at that job. Even so, anger at the freeloaders is the wrong reason to leave idiots out in the cold.
Schools: kids own responsibility for bettering themselves.
Statism in schools? Did you raise teenagers?
Voting restrictions on ignorant people: don't assume we'll let you vote. :)
"we need to be gentler and speak more of love. It is really, really, really, hard for me..."
Amen to that good advice and humility. Nicely done Jerry, as always.
Went up the hill for some turns. Nice day!
Honestly there is little to discuss. My point remains: you ignored text in your quoted article that directly rebutts your representation of the President's position.
Heck Dan, the article has more quotes that rebut your representation of the President's position. Here are texts in the article from the spokespeople agreeing with the anti-semitism nature of the attacks.
Earnest : “Terror attack at Paris Kosher market was motivated by anti-Semitism,”
Jen Psaki : “We have always been clear that the attack on the kosher grocery store was an anti-Semitic attack that took the lives of innocent people.”
Not good enough for you? Or just inconvenient.
Ignorance is hard to discuss accurately. So much depends on what I believe vs. what you believe, or we believe vs. they believe.
Corruption is the larger problem in my view. We all know it when we see it. Its as simple as "follow the money". Every politician depends on $$ to be in office, and here is where so many find it:
If taking this money is bad, is giving it any better?
A majority of Americans will agree there is systemic corruption in our government and politics. You add a strong opinion about voter ignorance. What would you say is the source of the corruption and ignorance?
From the same article: "After all, (Obama) had previously said the attack was an act of anti-Semitism."
Easier though, to ignore that part.
Stupid, silly, crude, cruel.... continue downward until you hit civil bottom: slander or tolerances of the site owner. We each choose a civil standard according to the thickness of our own skin, our pleasure in bringing opponents lower, or even how angry we are. There is a low point according to one of these each day.
When Scott W writes that a comment is stupid it, we understand Scott W could care less whether he gets a response. If Scott wanted a dialogue he would leave "stupid" out of his writing. Scott is just an easy example. Others will go further. The result is a conversation 99 percent of Routt County never cares to read. More to the point, 99.9 percent will never post here, and you get a breadth of discussion that is stupidly narrow.
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