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Re: Thought For the Day
« Reply #375 on: July 13, 2009, 12:46:38 PM »
Note - to cut down on garbage paperwork, send all trash - advertising etc. back to the sender along with your payment as long as it doesn't cost you extra to send it.  Let them throw it away and give your mail carrier job security.  :)

Postage paid replies to junk mail are even better. ::)

I just sent back the trash to the city of Fresno for their illegal out of town business taxes.  It has been ruled illegal in places where it has been tested, but who has money to prosecute?  [waiting]
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Re: Thought For the Day
« Reply #376 on: July 17, 2009, 01:03:26 PM »
I'd compost the stuff if it wasn't full of metal and other junk.

Hmm.  Shred it and use it for...  What?  Mulch?  it still gets in the soil.  Burn a lot of it (You can use some for starting your winter fire!) and you get greenhouse gasses.

Yeah, Glenn.  I think you have the best idea so far.

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Re: Thought For the Day
« Reply #377 on: July 22, 2009, 08:53:41 PM »
It was a suggestion we read somewhere and we decided to implement it... besides - my mom is a mail carrier and she needs the work...
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Re: Thought For the Day
« Reply #378 on: July 23, 2009, 03:51:52 AM »
A lot can't be sent back.  I shred it and use it in my worm bins.

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Re: Thought For the Day
« Reply #379 on: August 07, 2009, 07:57:43 PM »
Doctors vs. Gun Owners

Doctors

(A) The number of physicians in the U.S. is 700,000.

(B) Accidental deaths caused by Physicians per year are 120,000.

(C) Accidental deaths per physician is 0.171.

Statistics courtesy: U.S. Dept of Health & Human Services.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Now think about this:
Guns

(A) The number of gun owners in the U.S. is 80,000,000. (Yes, that's 80 million )

(B) The number of accidental gun deaths per year, all age groups, is 1,500.

(C) The number of accidental deaths per gun owner is 0.000188.

Statistics: Courtesy of FBI

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

So, statistically, doctors are approximately 9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Remember, 'Guns don't kill people, doctors do.'

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

FACT: NOT EVERYONE HAS A GUN, BUT ALMOST EVERYONE HAS AT LEAST ONE DOCTOR.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Please alert your friends to this Alarming threat.

Should we not ban doctors before this gets completely out of hand????!!!!!

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Out of concern for the public at large, I withheld the statistics on Lawyers for fear the shock would cause people to panic and seek medical attention!!

Scary, very scary!!!

 
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Re: Thought For the Day
« Reply #380 on: August 14, 2009, 10:41:30 AM »
"If you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm.'"

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« Reply #381 on: August 17, 2009, 09:22:07 PM »
 :(  All those statistics about doctor's mistakes and accidental shootings reminded me: 

This is a dangerous world----no one's made it out of here alive yet.
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Re: Thought For the Day
« Reply #382 on: August 22, 2009, 01:33:08 PM »
Let me get this straight:
                 
Obama's health care plan will be written by a committee  whose head says he doesn't understand it,
   
Passed by a Congress that hasn't read it,   

Signed by a president who smokes, 
 
Funded by a treasury chief who did not pay his taxes,
     
Overseen by a surgeon general who is obese, and
   
Financed by a country that is broke.   

What could possibly go wrong?   
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Re: Thought For the Day
« Reply #383 on: August 23, 2009, 06:11:43 AM »
"The happiest people don't have the best of everything.
They just make the best of everything they have."

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Re: Thought For the Day
« Reply #384 on: September 13, 2009, 06:09:30 AM »
OUR FEDERAL  GOVERNMENT AT WORK. 
Subject: Cash for  Clunkers...

A vehicle at 15 mpg and 12,000 miles per year uses 800 gallons a year of gasoline.

A vehicle at 25 mpg and 12,000 miles per year uses 480 gallons a year.

So, the average clunker transaction will reduce US gasoline consumption by 320 gallons per year. 

They claim 700,000 vehicles so that’s 224 million gallons / year.

That equates to a bit over 5 million barrels of oil.

5 million barrels of oil is about 1/4 of one days US consumption.
 
And, 5 million barrels of oil costs about $375 million dollars at $75/bbl.

So,we all contributed to spending $3 billion to save $375 million a year.
   
Now you know why our government is going broke.
 
(Also makes you wonder about their claim that they can fix health care at no additional cost)
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« Reply #385 on: September 13, 2009, 06:57:54 AM »
Let me get this straight:
                 
Obama's health care plan will be written by a committee  whose head says he doesn't understand it,
   
Passed by a Congress that hasn't read it,   

Signed by a president who smokes, 
 
Funded by a treasury chief who did not pay his taxes,
     
Overseen by a surgeon general who is obese, and
   
Financed by a country that is broke.   

What could possibly go wrong?   


 Always a optimism eh Sas!
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Re: Thought For the Day
« Reply #386 on: September 13, 2009, 07:01:16 AM »
Forgot the lieing part. ;)

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Re: Thought For the Day
« Reply #387 on: September 14, 2009, 05:34:43 AM »
OUR FEDERAL  GOVERNMENT AT WORK. 
Subject: Cash for  Clunkers...

A vehicle at 15 mpg and 12,000 miles per year uses 800 gallons a year of gasoline.

A vehicle at 25 mpg and 12,000 miles per year uses 480 gallons a year.

So, the average clunker transaction will reduce US gasoline consumption by 320 gallons per year. 

They claim 700,000 vehicles so that’s 224 million gallons / year.

That equates to a bit over 5 million barrels of oil.

5 million barrels of oil is about 1/4 of one days US consumption.
 
And, 5 million barrels of oil costs about $375 million dollars at $75/bbl.

So,we all contributed to spending $3 billion to save $375 million a year.
   
Now you know why our government is going broke.
 
(Also makes you wonder about their claim that they can fix health care at no additional cost)


I love the numbers. Nobody ever double checks.  224 million gallons of gas is not 224 million gallons on oil.  One gallon of Light sweet Crude does not refine into one gallon of gas.  A more accurate description is 224 million gallons of gas at $3 a gallon equals $775 million in gas saved per year for the life of the cars. Approximately 8 years or $6.2 billion dollars.  Also demand curves for gasoline are exponentiation.  As small reduction in demand can save exponentially in price.  If gas were to go back up to $4 a gallon it would pay for itself in the first three years, plus this leaves out the massive money paid to the workers to build the cars and the taxes back to the government on that.  Things are never in a vacuum.  So if the minimum car cost $12,000 and the government gave a rebate of $4,500 or approximately 35%.  If a majority (over 50%) of the cost of a car is wages as all the car companies complain about, then around 35% of that would have been going right back to the government.

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Re: Thought For the Day
« Reply #388 on: September 27, 2009, 01:00:28 PM »
REMEMBER, GROWING OLDER IS MANDATORY.. GROWING UP IS OPTIONAL. We make a Living by what we get. We make a Life by what we give.

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Re: Thought For the Day
« Reply #389 on: October 18, 2009, 06:39:02 AM »
And all the crises and reforms (real reforms, too) so occupied the people that they did not see the slow motion underneath, of the whole process of government growing remoter and remoter…

The dictatorship, and the whole process of its coming into being, was above all diverting. It provided an excuse not to think for people who did not want to think anyway.

—Milton Mayer, They Thought They Were Free

The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to doctrinaire and academic thinkers. Instead, the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can ‘throw the rascals out’ at any election without leading to any profound or extensive shifts in policy.

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« Reply #390 on: October 26, 2009, 06:32:55 PM »
"The nice part of living in a small town is that when I don't know what I'm doing, someone else does."
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Re: Thought For the Day
« Reply #391 on: November 10, 2009, 12:58:36 PM »
An Obituary printed in the London Times - not a joke and makes you think!

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years.
No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape.

He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:
    Knowing when to come in out of the rain;
    Why the early bird gets the worm;
    Life isn't always fair;
    and maybe it was my fault.

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge).

His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place.
Reports of a 6-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate;
teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch;
and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.

Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children.

It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer sun lotion or an Aspirin to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.

Common Sense lost the will to live as the churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims.

Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.

Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot.  She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.

Common Sense was preceded in death,     
    by his parents:    Truth and Trust,
    by his wife:        Discretion,
    by his daughter:  Responsibility and
    by his son:          Reason.

He is survived by his 4 stepbrothers;
    I Know My Rights
    I Want It Now
    Someone Else Is To Blame
    I'm A Victim

Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone.


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Re: Thought For the Day
« Reply #392 on: November 26, 2009, 08:55:57 AM »
Rec'd in Email....



     

                At first I thought this was funny...then
                I realized the awful truth of it.
                Be sure to read all the way to the end!

                Tax his land,
                Tax his bed,
                Tax the table
                At which he's fed .

                Tax his tractor,
                Tax his mule,
                Teach him taxes
                Are the rule.

                Tax his cow,
                Tax his goat,
                Tax his pants,
                Tax his coat.

                Tax his ties,
                Tax his shirt,
                Tax his work,
                Tax his dirt.

                Tax his tobacco,
                Tax his drink,
                Tax him if he
                Tries to think.

                Tax his cigars,
                Tax his beers,
                If he cries, then
                Tax his tears.

                Tax his car,
                Tax his gas,
                Find other ways
                To tax his ass

                Tax all he has
                Then let him know
                That you won't be done
                Till he has no dough.

                When he screams and hollers,
                Then tax him some more,
                Tax him till
                He's good and sore.

                Then tax his coffin ,
                Tax his grave,
                Tax the sod in
                Which he's laid.

                Put these words
                upon his tomb,
                " Taxes drove me to my doom..."

                When he's gone,
                Do not relax,
                Its time to apply
                The inheritance tax.

                Accounts Receivable Tax
                Building Permit Tax
                CDL license Tax
                Cigarette Tax
                Corporate Income Tax
                Dog License Tax
                Excise Taxes
                Federal Income Tax
                Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
                Fishing License Tax
                Food License Tax
                Fuel Permit Tax
                Gasoline Tax (42 cents per gallon)
                Gross Receipts Tax
                Hunting License Tax
                Inheritance Tax
                Inventory Tax
                IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
                Liquor Tax
                Luxury Taxes
                Marriage License Tax
                Medicare Tax
                Personal Property Tax

            Property Tax
            Real Estate Tax
            Service Charge Tax
            Social Security Tax
            Road Usage Tax
            Sales Tax
            Recreational Vehicle Tax
            School Tax
            State Income Tax
            State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
            Telephone Federal Excise Tax
            Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax
            Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes
            Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
            Telephone Recurring and Non-recurring Charges Tax
            Telephone State and Local Tax
            Telephone Usage Charge Tax
            Utility Taxes
            Vehicle License Registration Tax
            Vehicle Sales Tax
            Watercraft Registration Tax
            Well Permit Tax
            Workers Compensation Tax

            STILL THINK THIS IS FUNNY?
            Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, and our nation was the most prosperous in the world. We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the world, and Mom stayed home to
            raise the kids.

            What the heck happened? Can you spell "politicians!"

            And... I still have to "press 1"for English.
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Re: Thought For the Day
« Reply #393 on: November 29, 2009, 10:10:26 AM »
Rec'd in Email....



     

                At first I thought this was funny...then
                I realized the awful truth of it.
                Be sure to read all the way to the end!

                Tax his land,
                Tax his bed,
                Tax the table
                At which he's fed .....

                <snip>

            STILL THINK THIS IS FUNNY?
            Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, and our nation was the most prosperous in the world. We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the world, and Mom stayed home to
            raise the kids.

            What the heck happened? Can you spell "politicians!"

            And... I still have to "press 1"for English.




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Re: Thought For the Day
« Reply #394 on: November 30, 2009, 12:39:09 PM »
I think I could be in agreement with that too.
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« Reply #395 on: November 30, 2009, 08:52:35 PM »
An economics
 
  professor at a local college made a statement that he had never failed a
 
  single student before, but had once failed an entire
 
  class.
 
  That class had
 
  insisted that Obama's socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no
 
  one would be rich, a great equalizer.The professor then
 
  said, "OK, we will have an experiment in this class on Obama's plan".
 
  All grades would
 
  be averaged and everyone would receive the same grade so no one would fail and
 
  no one would receive an
 
  A...
 
  After the first
 
  test, the grades were averaged and everyone got a
 
  B.
 
  The students who
 
  studied hard were upset and the students who studied little were happy. As the
 
second test
 
  rolled around, the students who studied little had studied even less and the
 
  ones who studied hard decided they wanted a free ride too so they studied
 
  little.
 
  The second test
 
  average was a D! No one was
 
  happy. When the 3rd test
 
  rolled around, the average
 
  was an F. The scores never
 
  increased as bickering, blame and name-calling all resulted in hard feelings
 
  and no one would study for the benefit of anyone else.
 
  All failed, to
 
  their great surprise, and the professor told them that socialism would also
 
  ultimately fail because when the reward is great, the effort to succeed is
 
  great but when government takes all the reward away, no one will try or want
 
  to succeed. Could not be any
 
  simpler than that.
 
  (Please pass this on) Remember, there is
 
  a mid-term  (test) election in
 
  2010
 
 
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Re: Thought For the Day
« Reply #396 on: December 14, 2009, 11:11:56 PM »

                   Let me see if I understand all this...
 
 
                  IF YOU CROSS THE NORTH KOREAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU GET 12
YEARS HARD LABOR.
 
 
                   IF YOU CROSS THE IRANIAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU ARE
DETAINED INDEFINITELY.
 
 
 
 
                  IF YOU CROSS THE AFGHAN BORDER ILLEGALLY, YOU GET SHOT.
 
 
                 IF YOU CROSS THE SAUDI ARABIAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU WILL BE
JAILED.
 
 
                  IF YOU CROSS THE CHINESE BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU MAY NEVER BE
HEARD FROM AGAIN.
 
 
                 IF YOU CROSS THE VENEZUELAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU WILL BE
BRANDED A SPY AND YOUR FATE WILL BE SEALED.
 
 
                  IF YOU CROSS THE CUBAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU WILL BE THROWN
INTO POLITICAL PRISON TO ROT.
 
 
   IF YOU CROSS THE U.S. BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU GET A JOB, A DRIVERS LICENSE,
SOCIAL SECURITY CARD, WELFARE, FOOD STAMPS, CREDIT CARDS, SUBSIDIZED RENT OR
A LOAN TO BUY A HOUSE, FREE EDUCATION, FREE HEALTH CARE, A LOBBYIST IN
WASHINGTON AND IN MANY INSTANCES YOU CAN VOTE!
 
 
 
 
                    HUH?????
 
 
 
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Re: Thought For the Day
« Reply #397 on: December 15, 2009, 04:17:06 AM »
I am not a rocket scientist but there seems that "there is something wrong with this picture".

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Re: Thought For the Day
« Reply #398 on: December 16, 2009, 08:19:38 PM »
You know, aspiring to be as repressive as the North Koreans is not setting the bar very high.  Is that really a culture we want to emulate?

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Re: Thought For the Day
« Reply #399 on: December 16, 2009, 08:25:45 PM »
Even you will have to admit that there is a whole ocean of difference between what we do and what they do, Pox. 

There is at least lots of room for improvement.  :)
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