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Freedom: What’s All The Fuss About?

August 1, 2013

To The Reader’s Forum: So, what’s all the fuss these days with the sloganeering about “freedom?” We’ve got the anti-tax people harping against the IRS, pro-gun people calling elected representatives......

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CCountyLifer

Aug-05-13 1:02 PM

lonerider - Don't pat yourself on the back too hard. I didn't even read your stupid comments, let alone nark on you to the journal.

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Thomas77

Aug-04-13 7:57 PM

Obamacare was made into a 70,000 page joke, so much for universal health-care. The people in government need to focus on the real problems, such as the economy and creating jobs. These lobby groups need to be removed from Washington, because they are the ones who call the shots. I guarantee if you investigated every senator and congressmen that a good 90% of them would be put in jail for one type of bribe or another. The universal corruption is about the only thing that crosses party-lines, because they all do it!

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Thomas77

Aug-04-13 7:50 PM

Even a blind person can see how corrupt the government has become. Out of the 535 people in congress and the senate, I cannot think of one who deserves praise for the job they are doing and instead is a disgrace. No commonsense and everything has become to complicated to have an effective government. The whole system has to be revamped and become simplified so everybody is on the same page, so that people are not swindled by so-called legalities!

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SCALLYWAG

Aug-03-13 5:25 PM

Irony glad to see you don't think I make sence because most think your a gomer

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ironyoozesfromyouryap

Aug-03-13 2:03 PM

"Irony taking the underdog stance."

Scallywag's token comment for the day and it didn't even make any sense. Surprise!

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ironyoozesfromyouryap

Aug-03-13 2:02 PM

" I'll ask again, where did I use the word degenerates to describe generation X? "

Oh my word...you're even more unable to comprehend basic concepts than I thought.

No matter - my friends, family and I are going on vacation with YOUR money, Seadog! We're going to the outer banks, got a timeshare! Two weeks, vacation away from our free houses and healthcare that you gave us. Free food, too! I bought 4 party pizzas at Dominos last week. Whole family ate like kings and we didn't spend a whole day at work. Mmm...we make sure you tip well, don't worry.

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SCALLYWAG

Aug-03-13 9:24 AM

Irony as usual taking the underdog stance. What a pathetic existence

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ironyoozesfromyouryap

Aug-03-13 1:59 AM

I'm proud of you guys. You've done well with yourselves. Gettin' those agrees - whooo boy!

Seadog - I clearly quoted what you said about Generation X. Do I have to show you what you said again? And no, I wasn't being verbatim when I commented. It's called paraphrasing - also called "satire" or "mockery". Something that once again, is way over your head.

Just think, the party in my mom's basement today is on your tab! Good show, thank you for your donation!

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ironyoozesfromyouryap

Aug-03-13 1:56 AM

"How come your fellow far left kooks never even agree with you?"

If only they didn't spend all day on here like you....LOL. If only they didn't spend all their time worrying about a popularity contest on a 3rd rate newspaper website. LOL. Oh brother.

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bluesman

Aug-02-13 7:07 PM

irony-How come your fellow far left kooks never even agree with you? Admit it, even they get a little tired of your act. Pretending to be an expert on things you know nothing about. And hiding in mommy's basement everytime somebody asks you a simple question.

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bluesman

Aug-02-13 3:34 PM

He's not joking seadog. Have you ever known Irony to say anything funny. Does he sound like somebody who has been around. Or just somebody who sits in mommy's basement playing with his computer and watching the world go buy.

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bluesman

Aug-02-13 3:23 PM

"I highly doubt" Irony, you mean you don't know for sure. That's a first. You said boomers were too old for the Persian gulf war. Not everybody in the military is 20 years old. There are plenty who are in their 40's and older.

And one more time. Being in the military during peacetime is still serving your country. Somebody has to do it or there won't be peacetime. Idiots like you will never get it though.

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ironyoozesfromyouryap

Aug-02-13 3:17 PM

And I'll have you know, Seadog, that yours and your children's paychecks pay for all my housing costs, food stamps, and vacations ;) I even bought beer last week with your money. Thanks!

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ironyoozesfromyouryap

Aug-02-13 3:15 PM

Seadog makes me laugh even more. Must be life is pretty boring when needs to repeat himself every two hours expecting people to live on the same time. Sorry, I don't hover these forums. Reminds me of when you did the same thing in the middle of the night expecting people to respond to you. LOL.

" I'll bet we baby boomers AREN'T the ones on welfare or food stamps. That's generation X who feels the country OWES them a living."

-Seadog

According to Seadog, Boomers are the most amazing thing since sliced bread and Gen. X is full of degenerates. Since he is a Boomer, his children are Gen. X and therefore, logic follows they are degenerates according to Seadog. More specifically, they are on welfare and food stamps and are owed a living.

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ironyoozesfromyouryap

Aug-02-13 3:12 PM

bluesman, clearly my posts were directed at you saying "most boomers have served their country" and your subsequent incorrect posts about Vietnam. Whether you like it or not, you can't twist words when they are set in stone.

Most boomers haven't "served their country". Most boomers lived during long peace-times; the Persian Gulf was the only significant conflict from 1973-2002 and it was fought very quickly. I highly doubt there were as many 35-40 year old boomers in the military as you think..

Thanks for more chuckles though.

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bluesman

Aug-02-13 1:04 PM

Irony-You said the baby boom ended in 1964. Which means there are still boomers serving in the military today. 8/1 2:28p you said boomers were too old to serve in the Persian gulf war, which was over 20 years ago. Many boomers who were too young for Vietnam ended up in the Persian gulf. You said Vietnam was the only war they were involved with. If some are still serving today, how could they have possibly have been too old to serve 20 years ago.

See what happens when you lie the way you do. Now you have to come up with a lie to cover your previous lie. A lie to cover that lie, and so on.

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50s4ever

Aug-02-13 11:31 AM

The troops were gone in '73. With a handful staying later. 59 is about as young as a Vietnam vet can be.

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ironyoozesfromyouryap

Aug-02-13 10:46 AM

" Dates of the Vietnam War: 1959 -- April 30, 1975."

I guess we'll have to beat this dead horse further.

The withdrawl of American troops began in 1972. Pretty much all ground troops were withdrawn by then. You had to be 18 to be deployed. Meaning, 1972-18 = 1954. This means that anyone born after 1954 has an almost zero chance of having served in Vietnam. The "baby boom" began in 1946. That means, only boomers from 1946-54 had an opportunity to serve in Vietnam.

I'm sure this will all go far over your head...but I tried.

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ironyoozesfromyouryap

Aug-02-13 10:36 AM

Just think, Seadog...your children learned their entitlement mentality from you. Ooops.

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ironyoozesfromyouryap

Aug-02-13 10:35 AM

nonfiction, some of the posters in here act on emotion on not on objectives. They'll spin your words in order to promote their agenda. They'll take everything literally as well. It's interesting. And even moreso, they're never wrong and they have no faults; it's always everyone else.

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ironyoozesfromyouryap

Aug-02-13 10:34 AM

"No onehandoozing it did not end in 1965 and many baby boomer served during that time."

I must ask, where do you find me saying that Vietnam ended in 1965?

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nonfiction

Aug-02-13 6:48 AM

I am not saying Boomers didn't contribute anything to America. Actually you guys contributed a lot. But the reason they were able isn't because they were just willing to work so much harder than any other generation. They were given the opportunities to succeed. Tech, Science and Medical research wasn't looked down upon it was supported by the gov't on both sides. I know 3 people who actually went to college for free persuing degrees that the gov't wanted people to. Two in areo space engineering and one in soviet studies. I think younger generations wonder why you favor policies that push us away from the environment that made your generation successful instead of attempting to duplicate it.

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nonfiction

Aug-02-13 6:39 AM

Lonerider I have a Bachelors degree in engineering from the University of Buffalo and a masters in professional science from Middle Tenn State.

Im not saying our generation doesn't use drugs. But your generation did as well, and then in power continued and expanded the drug laws that were orginally created to persecute your generation. Our generation favors legalization so heavily because we think it is rediculous that our jails are be filled and tax dollars are being spent for possesing weed for personal use. If you favor individual freedom, and states rights and support the drug laws you must be the one smoking.

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ironyoozesfromyouryap

Aug-01-13 8:34 PM

" That's generation X who feels the country OWES them a living."

Generation X'ers were the boomer children. They didn't learn from thin air. Fruit doesn't fall far from the tree.

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ironyoozesfromyouryap

Aug-01-13 8:32 PM

"When did the baby boom end?"

1964. Many boomers were too young to fight in Vietnam. In fact, 1946-1964 is the official period. That means, anyone after 1955 was unable to catch the bus to Vietnam.

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