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  1. Why all the sad faces about the low numbers? When you drain the swamp, you can't expect the swamp creatures (and all the people that are invested in the swamp culture) to be happy about it. Low numbers only indicate that he is doing the job he got elected for. If he was being Presidential, or political, his numbers would be higher. He never claimed to be other than `really smart` and a great businessman. Plus, his doctor even asserted that he had `really good genes' and with the right diet could possibly live to be 200 years old.
  2. Very insightful article. Unfortunately, most would argue that this is completely counter intuitive and our current governance (or lack thereof) will eventually meet these same goals. It begs the question, `Do we pray because we have to? ....when people have their basic human needs met by the larger society and they are not fretting about hunger, employment, homelessness, debt, sickness, and death, there’s not too much else that requires prayer.
  3. Hope they can hold the line on these corporate exemptions. Reminds me of the similar strategy of companies and contractors getting sweetheart deals to locate their businesses in US locations. It eventually creates an atmosphere where the companies make huge profits at the expense of the local economy, which forfeits tax revenue and other fees. However, it makes shareholders and investors giddy with anticipation of more revenue. In Austin, the practice is so prevalent that the city has become more of a host city to these deals and is increasingly supported by climbing residential property taxes which has made living in the city unaffordable for many residents.
  4. That is something to give you pause. We are debating legislation based on what no one understands, that affects the financial well being of every US citizen, as well as, every corporate entity. Not to disparage the blind or the deaf, but it sounds a lot like the blind leading the deaf. I wonder where this will take us.
  5. Jones Wins In Alabama

    Thanks Jim. Well said.
  6. Well damn! I'm still working on the fine print for my last prescription drug....and that was only two pages long. Thanks coorslite. Knowing everything is a bit more complicated than I imagined! A somewhat humbling realization! I'd be interested to know how many folks on the forum actually read and understand this tax bill. Imagine if you had to give a vote on it in a small amount of time.
  7. So many things to say about this comment. Thanks for the laugh!
  8. Jones Wins In Alabama

    I think a significant portion of the public has used up their rage quota during 2017. After awhile, you just can't stay angry about everything all of the time. A clearer picture of reality is possible and presents the perfect opportunity for a reintroduction of civil discourse and seeing beyond the flames of inflammatory rhetoric. I guess we'll see how that works out....
  9. In all fairness, the bad reviews are only from the people that have actually read the legislation.
  10. Even though some of the topics are past history at this point, it was refreshing to watch two adults talking.
  11. The word that comes to the forefront on almost all of these health related articles is `hope'. With an ever increasing list of health issues appearing, it doesn't seem like we are actually looking for the right solutions and `hope' could be the very thing that keeps us from looking at our health from a more productive paradigm. Maybe the cure isn't in a test tube, rather it is in the quality of life that we have created on the planet and in our lifestyles.
  12. In this research report, I noticed that the descriptions of the dinar amounts are given in both actual amounts (trillions) and in adjusted (minus the three zeros) amounts (millions). Don't remember seeing that before. A sign? Hope so. Go RV!!
  13. Nice article Umbertino. Based on the end of the physical conflict and the signing of the treaties, the war did end. But that is not the entire story. The nation moved on. However, if you consider the unresolved traumatic influence of that war it becomes apparent that just saying something is so doesn't always make it such. As a nation, we have a lot to learn about healing. ...and moving on is not the same thing as healing. I don't think we have to worry about fighting the Civil War again. In many aspects, it has never ended.
  14. A 191 to 2 vote? Makes you wonder what the US's real motivation is on keeping the boycott. Things that make you go `Hmmmm'

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