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Speak Out 8/14/12

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Old hymns

Churches, don't forget your roots. Jesus died on an old rugged cross and he gives us amazing grace. Let's bring back old hymns at our churches. Our young people need to grow up learning our old songs, too, and they need to know what they stand for.

Fall from power

Injustice, arrogance and wealth cause nations to fall from power and others then rise to take their place. Is this where we are headed?

Not convinced

To all those people who are jumping in and putting letters to the editor endorsing this person and that person and getting your pictures and your names on these brochures they send out that you are supporting so and so. No thank you. I will make up my own mind. I don't care who you support or who you vote for. I guess it gets you some publicity, makes you feel good. Fine. But I will make up my own mind regardless of who you are or what you say. It is my right and my privilege.

Tax deductions

I wish that our president would quit fooling himself and trying to fool everyone else in talking about the rate of taxes makes a difference in the amount of taxes someone pays. If he would look at these rich people, a lot of them from what I understand from the news only pay 12 to 15 percent tax rate. That is not because of the tax rate. That is because of all the loopholes and ways they have of getting around paying taxes. If he wants to level out taxes, he and Congress need to stop all of those and let them actually pay the percentage they are to pay based on what they make without all of these deductions. All of these deductions are what changes the amount of taxes people pay from their income.

Violent movies

One Speak Out caller said that the Batman murderer was not inspired by the Batman movie. That's naive, thinking millions of people have seen Batman and only one or two have decided they were part of the Batman movie and gone down to try to kill people pretending to be the Joker. But anyone who's pretending to be the Joker and goes to a Batman movie to kill people is inspired by the movie, you are crazy. There are not that many out there, but they are inspired by the movie. We need to have movies that are not so violent and do not inspire violence.


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Violent movies

Stupid people!

-- Posted by We Regret To Inform U on Tue, Aug 14, 2012, at 7:42 AM

Tax deductions

Tax deductions are for everyone. Do you donate to charity? Do you deduct it? Do you make a house payment with interest and deduct that? If so, you're sounding hypocritical.

If you want to talk about percentages then tell your friends this. The Obama's gave less than 1% of their income to charity before his campaign - about $11,000 over 4 years. They make 4 times what I do and I give that much annually. Then when he started campaigning for president he upped to a measly 5%.

Romney has given up to 19% in the last several years.

Obama's "charity" is abysmal and says a lot about his greed. He talks big but does nothing. Remember.

Obama 1-5% (only when campaigning).

Romney - 15-20%

Who's greedy? Who's charitable? Obama gives $11,000 over 4 years as a millionaire? And you're going to vote for him?

-- Posted by Dug on Tue, Aug 14, 2012, at 7:49 AM

Old hymns: Don't forget "Honky Tonk Angels".

Fall from power: One only has to look at the Fall of the Roman Empire to see that the USA is following in its footsteps (weaken army, political corruption, and lack of morals to name a few).

Tax deductions: A simple flat tax of 15% of your net income (gross income minus social security)would be fair for all citizens of the USA.

Violent movies: There have been violent movies for 30 yrs. or more and if you are crazy and have a gun or guns anything will set you off into a shooting rampage.

Thought of the day: Why do drugstores make the sick walk all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front.

-- Posted by semo471 on Tue, Aug 14, 2012, at 8:43 AM

Here is some food for thought. http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/08/14...

-- Posted by semo471 on Tue, Aug 14, 2012, at 9:19 AM

The study was done by the Mars Candy company.

-- Posted by Easy Moneys on Tue, Aug 14, 2012, at 10:42 AM

Easy Moneys: I saw that but independent researchers have hinted at chocolate's many benefits. Hopefully not everybody saw the link. Had some this morning and I am planning to read the 4,000 pages of the health care act as soon as I post this. Might have to have a booster shot before I finish.

-- Posted by semo471 on Tue, Aug 14, 2012, at 12:21 PM

Wheels & Rick--that study was funded by national geographic and intended to develop ways of keeping roaming felines safe when their "owners" let them out.

-- Posted by treegal on Tue, Aug 14, 2012, at 12:29 PM

I am planning to read the 4,000 pages of the health care act as soon as I post this. Might have to have a booster shot before I finish.

-- Posted by semo471 on Tue, Aug 14, 2012, at 12:21 PM

On page 20 and I can say zzzzzzzzzzz

-- Posted by semo471 on Tue, Aug 14, 2012, at 1:04 PM

Wake his sorry butt up, I was wanting a full report on Obamacare today, delivered in 25 words or less.-- Posted by Have_Wheels_Will_Travel on Tue, Aug 14, 2012, at 1:35 PM

Wheels: 1)tax 2)payers 3)are 4)getting 5)scre*** 6)by 7)our 8)fearless 9)leaders 10)in 11)Congress 12)which 13)should 14)not 15)come 16)as 17)a 18)surprise 19)to 20)those 21)who 22)eat 23)dark 24)chocolate 25)everyday.

-- Posted by semo471 on Tue, Aug 14, 2012, at 1:55 PM

-- Posted by Have_Wheels_Will_Travel on Tue, Aug 14, 2012, at 1:35 PM

I can sub it up in 3 letters

P O S!

-- Posted by We Regret To Inform U on Tue, Aug 14, 2012, at 2:17 PM

Looks like Regrets and now Rick have outdone you on the Obamacare summary. I grade you all accurate. Sorry I was asking for such a lengthy discourse from you. ;-)-- Posted by Have_Wheels_Will_Travel on Tue, Aug 14, 2012, at 6:02 PM

Wheels, Regrets, & Rick: I can sum up Obamacare with one letter: z

-- Posted by semo471 on Tue, Aug 14, 2012, at 7:05 PM


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