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Contagious attitude

September 22, 2013

Quotes from “What’s on your mind?”, such as our society has taught us to favor individuals over groups, which creates isolationism, because we have allowed ourselves to become puppets....

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Scott36

Sep-26-13 8:57 PM

Well there you go, we agree on something. ;-)

Very good!!! It goes to prove that common ground can be found!! Have a nice night-Scott

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nobud74

Sep-26-13 4:16 PM

Tgrammiex4, sorry I haven't responded sooner. I've been buried. Anyhow, my intent was not to throw everyone who is disabled under the bus, there are many, such as yourself who worked and contributed all you could while you could. My comments are directed at those who do nothing except look for ways to get more and more free stuff at the expense of those of us who work our butts off. No offense was intended and I hope you will forgive my lack of clarity. Take care.

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gavinf56

Sep-26-13 3:58 PM

Well there you go, we agree on something. ;-)

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Scott36

Sep-26-13 1:17 PM

If you think I have raisins, good for you. Trust me pal, you are not going to get a rise out of me Gavinf56

I would hope not.

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gavinf56

Sep-25-13 6:23 PM

Now you take something that I posted here "offshore tax shelters/dog whistle), and try to turn it into something else that was not inferred and then you want an explanation as to why I meant that.

Sorry, I have seen this tactic before where an individual will just keep twisting what another posts and then asking for an explanation, all in the hopes of having them "stumble" or contradict themselves into which one can claim "gotcha".

If you think I have raisins, good for you. Trust me pal, you are not going to get a rise out of me.

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gavinf56

Sep-25-13 6:17 PM

"So you say I'm trying to bait you into a "gotcha" statement/question, but will cannot produce one." - Scott36

In the letter where I posted both a quote from Chuck and then a quote from you right below, you then chose to pick out your quote and totally ignore the context in which it was posted until we played some game in which I had to actually spell it our for you, in which you replied that is what you thought.

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Scott36

Sep-25-13 2:23 PM

Don't worry Scott, I'm to "stupid" to run away.

Yep, I could have stated that in the first place.-Gavinf56

So you say I'm trying to bait you into a "gotcha" statement/question, but will cannot produce one. Well I guess you answered as to how much testicular fortitude you possess,...raisins.

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gavinf56

Sep-24-13 7:59 PM

Don't worry Scott, I'm to "stupid" to run away.

Yep, I could have stated that in the first place.

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Scott36

Sep-24-13 7:37 PM

Gavin, why did you not just say it that way then? Whatever. Now, I am waiting for the post, or posts that you feel I was trying to bait you into a "gotcha". You asked me to Man up to your comment, so where is the example? Could it be that you are just saying things that look good at any particular moment, that you feel get you out of a spot? PLEASE give me the post, or work up the testicular fortitude to admit that you cannot provide one. OR, maybe you will just abandon this thread & run away, however I believe that you have enough fortitude to respond. I await your next move.-Scott

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gavinf56

Sep-24-13 6:15 PM

By saying "off shore tax havens" is a "dog whistle" for the left, I am saying it is code for the left to mean "rich tax cheats", and I fully stand by my comment, all of them.

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Scott36

Sep-24-13 9:31 AM

Gavin, What do you mean "gotcha". I feel that my questions are fairly simple, and straight forward.(I can attempt to dumb them down even farther if you wish). I have confidence in my ability to argue my point, don't need no gotcha stuff. Can you "man up" and give me an example of where I was casting bait. Then maybe we can have a discussion.

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gavinf56

Sep-23-13 7:33 PM

When you want to have any honest conversation rather than trying to bait me into something so you can say "gotcha ya", let me know.

Man up to that pal.

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Scott36

Sep-23-13 7:28 PM

.... The term alludes to the sound of a dog whistle, which can only be heard by the intended audience (the dog).(Partial Def.)-Gavinf56

Yep, Deflect. Let's try to turn the conversation in another direction. Let's argue the definition of "Dog Whistle". Typical, yet still pitiful.

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gavinf56

Sep-23-13 6:31 PM

Dog whistle politics usually refers to the use of certain code words or phrases that are designed to be understood by only a small section of the populace. Generally speaking, these are phrases that have special meaning to that subsection entirely independent of its meaning to others, and represent a particularly insidious use of loaded language. The term alludes to the sound of a dog whistle, which can only be heard by the intended audience (the dog). In theory at least, dog whistle terms are only noticed and understood by the people they are intended for. - Wiki

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gavinf56

Sep-23-13 6:14 PM

"...clearly, IMO, were trying to "suggest" Offshore Tax Havens were a myth fostered by the left." - Scott36

..and you are entitled to your opinion no matter how wring it may be.

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Scott36

Sep-23-13 2:48 PM

To have an effective argument, one should present facts to refute the facts the opposite side presents. You haven't done that with the facts I presented.-mikekerstetter

Translation": I do not have an effective argument to refute what you have said Fortysixand2, so I'll come up with a small "adage" so as to look as though I have an intelligent come back, Otherwise, I would have taken my own advise & presented "facts to refute my opponent."

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Scott36

Sep-23-13 2:32 PM

Oh dear, I'm not sure who to pick in that one.-JerryfromRI

Kind of like--If a tree falls down in the woods & nobody is there to hear it, does it make a sound?

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Scott36

Sep-23-13 2:28 PM

Nope, I am saying NOT EVERYONE who invests in "offshore tax shelters" are trying to side step our tax laws.-Gavinf56

Man up, you by calling it a "dog whistle", clearly, IMO, were trying to "suggest" Offshore Tax Havens were a myth fostered by the left.

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FortySixand2

Sep-23-13 6:11 AM

Are you having an argument with yourself? I posted (clearly) an opinion, and you go on about presenting facts. I did succeed in ruffling your feathers. You're too easy...

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mikekerstetter

Sep-23-13 4:10 AM

FortySixand2-"Is that you, Rush? Sounds like it. Liberals only have "narrative", not principles or values. Of course, only conservatives are capable of those, along with Jesus. I know Jesus taught us to take food from the mouths of the hungry. He was all about tough love, indeed."

To have an effective argument, one should present facts to refute the facts the opposite side presents. You haven't done that with the facts I presented.

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FortySixand2

Sep-22-13 10:40 PM

Is that you, Rush? Sounds like it. Liberals only have "narrative", not principles or values. Of course, only conservatives are capable of those, along with Jesus. I know Jesus taught us to take food from the mouths of the hungry. He was all about tough love, indeed.

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JerryfromRI

Sep-22-13 7:44 PM

"...no matter how many increased taxes are collected the debt will not be addressed. The government will just spend more."

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Evidently, if you raise taxes on the wealthy and then mandate staged, decade long spending cuts and then bring the House of Representatives to a stand still, the ship will right itself.

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CMReeder

Sep-22-13 7:31 PM

The right continues to denigrate themselves.

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Capricorn1

Sep-22-13 7:07 PM

Mike, last I heard he/she was suppose to be going in the hospital yesterday and the prognosis didn't look good.

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JerryfromRI

Sep-22-13 7:00 PM

Mike - I enjoy your condescending tone, I do, I really do.

As far as your everyone should just pay the same rate in taxes idea, I like it. In fact, I liked it so much that I made that very same comment on the letter titled "bad joke!" just a few days again.

Here is the comment reposted:

"I'm fine with an amendment to the state constitution that does away with all state and local property taxes.

And I'll repeat again my support for a flat federal income tax that taxes capital gain and income at the same rate along with the elimination of all tax deductions.

Each state would have to come up with it's own balance of income tax and sales tax to meet their requirements.

Seems pretty easy to me, not sure what all the fuss is about."

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So, I'll say again, I'm just fine with paying more in taxes to help pay down the debt and I have the same expectation of those making my salary ot more.

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