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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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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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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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MacKenzie

Aug-01-13 8:18 PM

Left to their own devices, people will choose freedom over government control of their lives every time. Demler, you are FREE - at least as of right now - to move to any communist/socialist/tyrannically run country of your choice.

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Brent1

Aug-01-13 8:15 PM

When did the baby boom end? wasnt it in the early to mid 1970's. what happened to stop the population from growing?

My parents didnt pay into SS squat, yous been paying for their benefits.. Since the gov opened the lock box, its been hand to mouth, meaning the boomers have paid for their parents to this day. will our kids pay for our ss checks... right.

Who paid for my education, no loans, grants or taxpayers help available to todays youth. I worked for minimum wage and paid state, fed and ss taxes, not like todays youth. We didnt get child care credits, you must be joking...

For those who think the baby boomers didnt contribute to Americans greatness and pay more than any other generation, I would ask, what did you contribute to America?

I am a boomer and I will compare my contributions to America to a newer generation anyday...

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50s4ever

Aug-01-13 8:14 PM

Of all the reasons I served, flag burners, commies, anarchists revisionist liars and race baiters weren't on my list for risking life and limb. They just happen to be covered in the process.

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FedUpL8ly

Aug-01-13 7:37 PM

Obibaddad- Please give the public website that provided the "truth" about Shulman interactions with the White House. I am unable to locate the authentic source for your "truth". Until then, I'll stick to the figures I quoted as I've heard them from multiple news services.

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