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Wed Sep 17

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valueqwest replied to the Political Asylum board. 8:02 AM

Re: Is Minimum Wage Just Symbolic?

I would not say the minimum wage is just symbolic. But I agree with the CBO that it destroys jobs. The overwhelming majority of minimum wage recipients are not poor.

But don't let these facts deter anyone. After all , "America Needs a [more]

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valueqwest replied to the Political Asylum board. 7:48 AM

Re: 4 Million fewer uninsured

From my viewpoint, the important part about Obamacare is that it gives people choices. Options they did not have previously. If you had pre-existing conditions, you could get health insurance through employment or not at all.

That is [more]

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valueqwest replied to the Political Asylum board. 7:33 AM

Re: 4 Million fewer uninsured

No, I don't think the problem was solving itself. 2010 had the highest number and percentage of uninsured. That was also the year ACA became law. As ObamaCare was implemented the numbers improved. The final implementation of ObamaCare resulted in [more]

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valueqwest replied to the Political Asylum board. 7:14 AM

Re: The Dawkins Delusion

It's science. It accepts new information and dumps the old disproven theories... right?'

Well, not climate science. It hides information and attempts to shoutdown scientists who disagree.

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valueqwest replied to the Political Asylum board. 7:06 AM

Re: The Dawkins Delusion

You think attributing birth defects to punishment from God is a "pillar of religion"?

It certainly was one, until science proved how silly that was. That you scoff at the idea is proof of what I am saying. Pillars of [more]

Tue Sep 16

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valueqwest posted to the Political Asylum board. 7:47 AM

Fracking-Following the Science

continuing to follow the science on fracking.

"The drilling procedure called fracking didn't cause much-publicized cases of tainted groundwater in areas of Pennsylvania and Texas, a new study finds. Instead, it blames the contamination [more]

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valueqwest replied to the Political Asylum board. 12:26 AM

Re: It's not education, it's politics

How well will this country progress if truth is overlooked for political and religious expediency?

I think the key is if we stop dressing up politics as science more people would believe it.

I suspect thst even "climate [more]

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valueqwest replied to the Political Asylum board. 12:21 AM

Re: benghazi ethics

what a shock. People coming forward to point out bernghazi wrongdoing. Im stunned.

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valueqwest replied to the Political Asylum board. 12:12 AM

Re: The Dawkins Delusion

And now my first principle is, "Endeavour to do no harm". It is simply the Golden Rule expanded to all life. I drive less and waste less gas. I no longer eat factory farmed beef, poultry or pork. I try not to harm people or animals [more]

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valueqwest replied to the Political Asylum board. 12:02 AM

Re: The Dawkins Delusion

I don't see the Olympian gods or Jesus coming down and dying on the Cross as worthy of that grandeur. They strike me as parochial. If there is a God, it's going to be a whole lot bigger and a whole lot more incomprehensible than anything that any [more]

Mon Sep 15

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valueqwest replied to the Political Asylum board. 11:56 PM

Re: The Dawkins Delusion

Science! Live it. Love it. Believe it.

And understand it cannot answer the eternal questions.

If you think it can, then you have made science your religion.

Many do this. Admitting it is Step One.

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valueqwest replied to the Political Asylum board. 11:50 PM

Re: The Dawkins Delusion

In reality, advances in science have systematically marginalized many pillars of religion.

I don't think that is quite accurate. While the number of people that believe in any specific faith in the US is less that it has been [more]

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valueqwest replied to the Political Asylum board. 11:30 PM

Re: George Zimmerman Back in the News

,AFAIK he never choked on a pretzel while playing golf or b-ball ;-)

He regularly chokes on his own words.

Red Line, Closing GITMO, Ending the Patriot Act and such.

At least he is consistent in his acts,
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Thu Sep 11

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valueqwest replied to the Political Asylum board. 12:25 AM

Re: Obama plan -- Any concrete comments?

His lack of ability to lead has been very evident throughout this. Every statement he made tonight contradicts one he made yesterday, last week, last month, or earlier this year.

the Syrian forces are not capable, yet we are equipping [more]

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valueqwest replied to the Political Asylum board. 12:19 AM

Re: Those Benghazi Stand Down orders

My dad is dead. So you are saying Kerry did not deserve those awards?

Mine is too, but yours would not have wished to cross him, just saying.

I am saying they are not indicative of meritorious service. Nor is Kerry's conduct [more]

Sun Sep 7

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valueqwest replied to the Political Asylum board. 3:18 PM

Re: Those Benghazi Stand Down orders

How many purple hearts were you awarded?

What's next? You gonna swear your dad can beat up my dad?

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valueqwest replied to the Political Asylum board. 2:17 PM

Re: Those Benghazi Stand Down orders

John Kerry asked to be sent to a forward position in Vietnam and had three purple hearts.

can't stop giggling at that one.

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valueqwest replied to the Political Asylum board. 10:41 AM

Re: Obama's "The Day I'm Inaugurated"

and He will go down as the US President that greatly diminished American power globally.

I think that one's on Bush. Obama just happens to be the first president to have to deal with the consequences of Bush's financial profligacy [more]

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valueqwest replied to the Buying or Selling a Home board. 9:58 AM

Re: Two Unorthodox Ways to Pay Off a Mortgage Ea

*I* was the
one perpetually catching flack for my MFA strategy "because investing
in the markets with money that would otherwise go to home equity was
too RISKY (according to all the nay-sayers... including a few
who've
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Wed Sep 3

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valueqwest replied to the Political Asylum board. 1:52 PM

Re: Obama's "The Day I'm Inaugurated"

That may explain why tax avoiders voted for Romney, but it doesn't explain why I voted for Obama.

I suspect there is no explanation?

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