Page 50 of 56 FirstFirst ... 404849505152 ... LastLast
Results 491 to 500 of 557

Thread: Obama: 'We Don't Believe Anybody Is Entitled to Success in This Country' [W:108]

  1. #491
    Banned
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Last Seen
    05-12-17 @ 04:43 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    1,151

    Re: Obama: 'We Don't Believe Anybody Is Entitled to Success in This Country' [W:108]

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonsa View Post
    Discretion prevented me from articulating the third alternative of my conflict. good thing since it is the appropriate one.
    Thank you. I knew you'd resolve my conflict.
    Wanted to respond to this before I exit this thread/forum.

    If you think I'm a fool, you are wrong. I have an "off the charts" IQ - my "crude" remarks in this thread were done on purpose, as I simply give back what's put out there....

    I'm done with this thread, but feel free to start a new thread in the philosophy forum or something - along the lines of "What factors determine intelligence/wisdom?" I'll be happy to debate you there, if/when I feel like it.

    However, if you prefer to debate no longer and claim that your, uh "conflict" is settled, I will understand (as my own conflict will perhaps be resolved).

    Out for now.

  2. #492
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Canada, Costa Rica
    Last Seen
    05-16-16 @ 09:45 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    31,645

    Re: Obama: 'We Don't Believe Anybody Is Entitled to Success in This Country' [W:108]

    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkie View Post
    Whatever he may have done was to make a profit, which is not the goal of government, thank God.
    If that is the goal of government then they were hugely successful with Solynda.

  3. #493
    Educator
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Toronto
    Last Seen
    10-30-15 @ 04:50 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    922

    Re: Obama: 'We Don't Believe Anybody Is Entitled to Success in This Country' [W:108]

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightrider View Post
    Wanted to respond to this before I exit this thread/forum.

    If you think I'm a fool, you are wrong. I have an "off the charts" IQ - my "crude" remarks in this thread were done on purpose, as I simply give back what's put out there....

    I'm done with this thread, but feel free to start a new thread in the philosophy forum or something - along the lines of "What factors determine intelligence/wisdom?" I'll be happy to debate you there, if/when I feel like it.

    However, if you prefer to debate no longer and claim that your, uh "conflict" is settled, I will understand (as my own conflict will perhaps be resolved).

    Out for now.
    I don't think you are a fool.

    As for "off the charts" you have yet to demonstrate anything even remotely close. If you are as gifted as you say you are, then I shall look forward to perhaps debating/discussing any number of issues and topics as I have rather broad and eclectic interests, business and life experience.

    Af for explaining your "crudity" as purposeful, okay, but how could you expect me to know that. You don't use a little genius icon to let anyone know.

    BTW, You do crudity surprisingly well, but you need to work on your condescension and as for your sarcasm, it might be helpful to find a class you can attend.
    My Karma ran over your Dogma.

  4. #494
    Banned
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Last Seen
    05-12-17 @ 04:43 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    1,151

    Re: Obama: 'We Don't Believe Anybody Is Entitled to Success in This Country' [W:108]

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonsa View Post
    I don't think you are a fool.

    As for "off the charts" you have yet to demonstrate anything even remotely close. If you are as gifted as you say you are, then I shall look forward to perhaps debating/discussing any number of issues and topics as I have rather broad and eclectic interests, business and life experience.

    Af for explaining your "crudity" as purposeful, okay, but how could you expect me to know that. You don't use a little genius icon to let anyone know.

    BTW, You do crudity surprisingly well, but you need to work on your condescension and as for your sarcasm, it might be helpful to find a class you can attend.
    I respect what you are saying....

    I don't think you're a fool either - I just think we have fundamental differences of opinion, probably because of different life experience/talents/gifts.

    People who possess different opinions than mine are perhaps more fun to debate with, as we can all learn something (provided that we debate the actual issues, not attack each other)...

    As far as sarcasm, it got late last night and I was sleep deprived.... You're an interesting poster - If I got too personal last night, I apologize.

  5. #495
    Educator
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Toronto
    Last Seen
    10-30-15 @ 04:50 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    922

    Re: Obama: 'We Don't Believe Anybody Is Entitled to Success in This Country' [W:108]

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightrider View Post
    I respect what you are saying....

    I don't think you're a fool either - I just think we have fundamental differences of opinion, probably because of different life experience/talents/gifts.

    People who possess different opinions that mine are perhaps more fun to debate with, as we can all learn something (provided that we debate the actual issues, not attack each other)...

    As far as sarcasm, it got late last night and I was sleep deprived.... You're an interesting poster - If I got too personal last night, I apologize.
    I look forward to interesting conversations. No worries.
    My Karma ran over your Dogma.

  6. #496
    Banned
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Last Seen
    05-12-17 @ 04:43 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    1,151

    Re: Obama: 'We Don't Believe Anybody Is Entitled to Success in This Country' [W:108]

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonsa View Post
    I look forward to interesting conversations. No worries.
    Same here - thanks.

  7. #497
    warrior of the wetlands
    TurtleDude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Ohio
    Last Seen
    Today @ 11:06 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    180,701

    Re: Obama: 'We Don't Believe Anybody Is Entitled to Success in This Country' [W:108]

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Randoids are everywhere!!11!!


    be afraid be very afraid. atlas will shrug one day

  8. #498
    Sage
    clownboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Oregon
    Last Seen
    08-17-16 @ 10:31 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    26,087

    Re: Obama: 'We Don't Believe Anybody Is Entitled to Success in This Country' [W:108]

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonsa
    Yep got really lucky to be located were we are. As for straining on healthcare funding, that's very true and has been since the inception of medicare in the 60's. Its a constant tension but it also tends to rein in spiraling costs and sparks creative solutions. Our per capita spending on health care is 35 to 40% less than in the US. Comparison of overall outcomes is favorable, except at the very high end where nobody can come close to the US. (cheney is living proof of that). Of course for the lower income brackets canada's system is quite a bit better, since all our citizens are covered.

    Our system is inherently scalable. That's the beauty of a single payer system. The billing and payment admin is standardized and efficient. It can grow without too many problems.
    Fair enough, and FWIW your system isn't bad in my book. However, what's your actual paid participation rate? What percentage of your population isn't paying taxes that support that system? You see, when the system grows to a point where only a small percentage of the whole actually pay enough into it for it to operate effectively, things start to break down. Costs remain high.

    That should answer your post below as well. The insured don't just pay for themselves, but the uninsured as well.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonsa View Post
    which should bring the costs down. You do know how insurance works don't you? its a form of redistribution.

  9. #499
    Sage

    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Florida
    Last Seen
    Today @ 03:36 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    23,373

    Re: Obama: 'We Don't Believe Anybody Is Entitled to Success in This Country' [W:108]

    Quote Originally Posted by Mya View Post
    ummm.... I don't know .... why can't he talk clearer? we should not be having trouble here interpreting his meaning.
    I'm afraid it's the "ears' that you are hearing them through that confuses you. You cited a statement that even a right winger would not argue with.
    I beleive "entitlements " are what the right calls the paid for insurance policies of SS and Medicare. And we know how you feel about them.

  10. #500
    Sage
    apdst's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Bagdad, La.
    Last Seen
    Today @ 11:02 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    76,475

    Re: Obama: 'We Don't Believe Anybody Is Entitled to Success in This Country' [W:108]

    Quote Originally Posted by Connery View Post
    When you provide me with the entire quotes and context then I will be happy to look, as it is my quota for doing research on snippets has been met in this thread. I have said many times my vote is still up in the air. I am waiting for one of these guys to claim it. Neither Romney nor Obama have done a good job yet.
    I'm not trying to convince you of anything. I offered my opinion; you ask for substance supporting my opinion and I gave it to you.

    You've heard what you've heard and I've heard what I've heared.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

Page 50 of 56 FirstFirst ... 404849505152 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •