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March 1, 2013

I’ve been hearing from the smarter-than-thou crowd that you are safer without a gun. They tell me that you are much more likely to be killed if you own a gun....

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CHayes

Mar-03-13 9:19 AM

If you guys didn't see it, you should go online and check out the story 60 Minutes did a couple weeks ago about credit reporting problems. It's shocking. I have a friend from Italy that ow.s a restaurant in town, and he told me once he had a really hard time opening his business, because he had someone else's credit information on his credit history. Apparently the other person had a similar, but different name than him, and lived in the same town. It took him a year to get it straightened out so he could start his business.

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Ritty77

Mar-03-13 6:16 AM

One may obtain a free credit report once every 12 months from each of the nationwide consumer credit reporting companies: Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. In other words, one may check his or her credit report for free every four months if desired.

I use annualcreditreport(dot)com but there are probably others that help the consumer with the process.

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nobud74

Mar-02-13 9:31 PM

Chris, you are right. Most people don't give their credit rating a second thought unless they are getting ready to make a big purchase, rent an apartment or get a job. It really is something we all should pay attention to.

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CHayes

Mar-02-13 2:07 PM

" Collections stay on people's credit history for 7 years, not their entire life.

So they say. However, I know lots of people who can argue that point! According to the gov, the major reason is they are too lazy to review the records as they should."

People aren't encouraged to periodically check their credit record to see if old collections have dropped off, theyre encouraged to check their credit history, because 40 million Americans have errors on their credit report, and half of those people have errors that are considered serious. You know, like someone else's credit history attached to yours.

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CHayes

Mar-02-13 2:00 PM

" Well folks, the new gun ban in COLORADO will include HUNTING SHOTGUNS.."

Wow, when you tell a lie, you really like to smear it around now don't you. Be it through ignorance, old fashion lying, or an oversized sense of drama, you statement is false.

Not that it matters, but I don't recall myself or anyone else here that you would describe as a "lib" EVER saying that a state would not ban a weapon. Not ever. Quite the opposite is true.

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USABorn

Mar-02-13 12:09 PM

Sorry, that should have been "quoted".......

"Collections stay on people's credit history for 7 years, not their entire life."

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USABorn

Mar-02-13 12:08 PM

CHayes - 10:57 AM

Collections stay on people's credit history for 7 years, not their entire life.

So they say. However, I know lots of people who can argue that point! According to the gov, the major reason is they are too lazy to review the records as they should.

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USABorn

Mar-02-13 12:06 PM

The libs on here said it wouldn't happen. Well folks, the new gun ban in COLORADO will include HUNTING SHOTGUNS......the gun favored by the majority of CO hunters. The dems have already passed the ban bill and the governor has said he will sign it!!

I'll bet in the next election, CO sees a turnover of legislators.

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CHayes

Mar-02-13 10:57 AM

" Unlike added consumer prices due to shop lifting an unpaid hospital bill follows that person for life through collection agencies unless false ID is given."

Collections stay on people's credit history for 7 years, not their entire life.

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CHayes

Mar-02-13 6:17 AM

"How does one walk out on not paying a hospital bill?"

Simple. They send the bill, you don't pay it. Usually this happens in no small part because the bill is ridiculously huge.

"How does the taxpayer pick up this tab?"

Because the problem has become so big, the gov't absorbs some of the impact primarily through Medicare and Medicaid.

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Premier

Mar-01-13 11:49 PM

How does one walk out on not paying a hospital bill? Unlike added consumer prices due to shop lifting an unpaid hospital bill follows that person for life through collection agencies unless false ID is given.

How does the taxpayer pick up this tab? Ive never understood that.

I go to the Hospital,I get a bill and I pay it. If I don't my credit is ruined.

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CHayes

Mar-01-13 11:39 PM

So in a nutshell enigma, the current inhabitant of the White House hasn't taken a SINGLE right from you. Not one. If you disagree, by all means tell us exactly what right you had on the morning of 1/20/2009, that you do NOT have right now.

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CHayes

Mar-01-13 11:32 PM

"My right to make decisions about my own life (healthcare) has been taken."

Again, not true. You can have healthcare, or not have healthcare. You can go to whatever doctor will see you, whenever you want to, or not go. What has been interfered with is what you falsely perceive to be your right to use the emergency room as primary care, then walk out on the bill, sticking the hospital, the hospital's other patients, and taxpayers with YOUR bill.

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enigma

Mar-01-13 10:21 PM

Buff, And that's why I don't answer your questions. You're not open to answers you don't agree with. So much for diversity. You keep proving that I'm right about you. What happened? You used to pretend to be open minded, but you don't even pretend anymore.

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JerryfromRI

Mar-01-13 8:15 PM

Hey folks. I agree with Enigma regarding States rights. Our Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is a sovereign state but we don't act like is so. We should repeal the 17th amendment and give the states a voice in Congress again.

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Bufftrev1

Mar-01-13 7:52 PM

Hi enigma, thanks for the effort. As I anticipated, I don't really see much in your post that we, as a society, have truly lost. I don't know what you mean by freedom of speech in schools, I'd wager kids can discuss whatever they want during a free period. If you mean teaching religion, there is no one unified religion in America, people here believe in countless deities. That is what Catholic, and other similar types of religious schools are for. Sobriety checkpoint searches are illegal? Then they won't stand up in court.. no? And, I'm quite certain that the gov has been in bed with the telecom industry since it's inception, we live in an increasingly interconnected, wired world and that's just the reality of progress. Gun rights are still firmly in place, I don't think there is anything wrong with much of what's being discussed, over 2k different types of guns will be available for you to buy even if Feinsteins bill is passed as written, which it won't be. And on, and on..

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nobud74

Mar-01-13 7:17 PM

enigma, well articulated. Passionate, but not abusive. Thank you.

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enigma

Mar-01-13 7:08 PM

Buff, Freedom of speech in schools or any public building (no religious speech), hate speech legislation. illegal searches in sobriety checkpoints, government reading emails without warrants. Did you know that all phone calls in the US are monitored and recorded. States rights are a thing of the past and if you have your way gun rights will be too. Congress has just passed legislation stripping all rights in an emergency. The scary part about that is that it allows the President to define what an emergency is. My right to make decisions about my own life (healthcare) has been taken. Don't worry, Buff, so far they haven't done anything you would object to. Unfortunately for you, when they cross a line that you object to, you won't have a leg to stand on, because you've already let them shred the Constitution.

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Bufftrev1

Mar-01-13 6:34 PM

Hi enigma, I noticed recently that you chose not to describe what freedoms you feel you lost when I asked you. You seem to be mentioning this again perhaps you'll be able to describe them today.. what freedoms do you feel you've lost?

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CHayes

Mar-01-13 5:20 PM

" I will have to give Chuck credit on one count. He at least addressed the topic in the letter to some extent. He has let us know that he is in favor of a police state"

So just to be clear enigma, what Chuck is saying is the he feels police need to outgun criminals, and I wholeheartedly agree. Is that really your definition of a "police state"? If so, I think you may be a little confused with all due respect.

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gavinf56

Mar-01-13 5:16 PM

You forgot one step Chris, the Senate Leader has to allow it to come to the floor for a vote.

You can't obstruct what isn't allowed to come to the floor for a vote in the first place.

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CHayes

Mar-01-13 4:58 PM

Sorry Ritty that the legislative process is such a mystery to you. First bills go to committee, usually with several other similar bills. They oftentimes get tweaked there, then when they come out, they get an "up or down vote". That is if the obstructionist party decides to allow the American people should have an up or down vote.

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enigma

Mar-01-13 4:56 PM

I will have to give Chuck credit on one count. He at least addressed the topic in the letter to some extent. He has let us know that he is in favor of a police state. I'll never understand why anyone who is not in government would want that, but he has the right to want to live under an oppressive government. I just wish he would move to a country where they already have one instead of turning the only truly free country in the world into one.

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enigma

Mar-01-13 4:51 PM

Chuck,"They have to armed because you are and more than they are."

Funny how people who don't understand how rights work, assume that everyone who stands up for the second amendment has a huge arsenal. I have always stood up for the 2nd amendment and up until 2 years ago, I didn't own a gun. I still don't own any that they are talking about banning. I am not a gun nut, but I am very protective of our rights. My question is why everyone isn't.

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JerryfromRI

Mar-01-13 3:33 PM

Ritty77 has a foul mouth.

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