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  • Jul 24, 2012 09:54 PM
    Last: 9yr
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    I have to disagree about overturning the Government.

    Most of the founding Fathers were against having a standing army, and wanted a completely volenteer army and that's why the 2nd Amendment states the to maintain  a well regulated malitia.

    But regadless the thing is the NRA is completely out of hand at this time. I can remember when the NRA was quite a reasonable organization.

    Charlie Lockett
  • Jul 25, 2012 01:40 PM
    Last: 8yr
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    I voted for Ronald Reagan, mainly because Jimmy Carter failed in his attempt to free the hostages in Iran. I have regreted that vote ever since, because wha this man did was start the programs that brought on the Great Depression. His first tax cuts did give me a little more on my check, but then he increased the withholding tax from $350 per year to $5500 a year which doubled the amount of taxes I paid each year.

    His war on Organized Labor was another sign that we were on our way back to the late 19th and early 20th Century. I really did believe that it would end with Reagan, because George H. W. Bush had called it "VooDoo Economics", and I honestly believed that he would return our nation to a nation of People First and move away from Money First. Of course it never happenbed and then we got Mr. Clinton who did move a little more to the left that where we were but he was stil way to the left of where we were before Reagan.

    I too have spent many hours studying this Reagan thing, besides living through it and complaining about it for thirty years. I remember when there was talk of Impeaching Truman, for many problems he created, yet today you hear nothing about it.

    I believe Reagan was the worst thing to happen to the United States since Hoover.

    What amazes me trhe most is the number of working people that are completely blind to the truth and refuse to look at what actually did work and worked for 50 years.

    Charlie Lockett
  • Jul 03, 2012 08:08 AM
    Last: 9yr
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    I keep hearig about how the Right wants our President to have experience. I would like for one of youpeople that say that to tell me exactly how is a person supposed to get experience as President?  Unless you elect the Vice President there is noway any person can have that experience and knowledge, and even that doesn't give you that experience.

    Then I read and hear that we ned a business person to run this country. Well let's look at a feew Presidents that have had some experience in business. George W. Bush, remember the failed oil company and don't forget his dealings with the Texas Rangers. And Jimmy Carter was a business man and a peanut farmer. But the one we havge had that was by far and away the very best businessman we have ever had as President, he brought himself up from being an orphan to being a very sucessful, rich Businessman, and that man was Herbert Hoover, and we know how good of a job he did. Kind of like George W. Bush, both had the same outcome.

    Even though I am not a great fan of President Obama's he has done a very good job when one considers that it has been the mission of EVERY REPUBLICAN TO VOTE AGAINST EVERYTHING THIS MAN HAD TO OFFER. That even includes Republican ideas. There have been more filibusters in the last three year than any time in our history.

    Charlie Lockett
  • Jul 02, 2012 07:43 AM
    Last: 9yr
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    As much as I would like to get involved in this discussion about the Bible, until I can figure out a way to write my responces on Word and copy and paste to the comment section I probably won't be making too many comments. I really enjoy and depend on spell checker, best thing ever on a computer.

    I really didn't know Israel was a Republic, I thought it was a Parlimentry form of government. but then when I look at the way Texas revises history I guess they can say it's a Republic if they want to.

    Charlie Lockett
  • Jun 29, 2012 07:32 PM
    Last: 9yr
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    This has been going on for more than 70 years, even Tr tried to get a Universal health care program.

    Charlie Lockett
  • Jul 04, 2012 11:07 AM
    Last: 9yr
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    This must be just for us old folks. I am 70 and what I see is what has been written here, and I am unable to understand why the people of this nation are so timid about changing directions and returning to an economic system that benfits the majority of the population and not just the top 1-5%.

    I can't understand why there are so many fighting so hard to maintain the status quo and continue down this road to destruction.

    Now what I have to do is learn how to write my posts on Word and copy onto this site.

    Charlie Lockett
  • Jun 06, 2012 12:36 PM
    Last: 8yr
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    Do I think we are headed in the direction of the Chinese worker? Yes I do, in fact I believe we will be falling behind the Chinese in the near future if we do not change from the policies we have been following for the last thirty years.
    It doesn't end with just wages it is every aspect of what it was to be an American.  The best educational system in the world, first in math and sciences, etc.  That is no longer the case, we are not even in the top ten.
    Best health care in the world, again no longer the case, and once more we are not even in the top ten. We are the only industrialized nation where a person can go bankrupt and lose everything they have worked for all their lives because of medical bills. We have almost 50 Million people either uninsured or underinsured.
    We used to have the best transportation in the world again no longer the case, we are fighting to remain in the 20th century while the rest of the world advances to the 21st.
    30 years ago we were the largest exporter of finished products and the largest importer of raw materials in the world, now just the opposite is true. One sign of a third world nation is that they export their natural resources, just as we are doing.
    We must return to an economy that does not have a recession every three or four years, something I believe is intentional in order to keep wages low and people job scarred.
    Have to go will finish this later.

    Charlie Lockett
  • Jun 22, 2012 05:44 PM
    Last: 8yr
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    And who is going to stop it? The Supreme Court? The same Court that stopped the vote count in Florida? The same Court that has said that Corporations are People and that money is speech.
    He hasn't had any attorneys until just recently. He's been locked in a cage.

    Charlie Lockett
  • Jun 02, 2012 05:25 AM
    Last: 9yr
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    I have felt for many years that I am beating my head against a wall. I did get a little understanding of the self destruction being exhibited by right wingers who are not rich by reading "What's the Matter With Kansas".
    When you realize that the people of Germany did the same things as the right is doing now and refused to believe what was going on.

    Charlie Lockett
  • Jun 06, 2012 12:36 PM
    Last: 8yr
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    If there is anyone here who really believes that this country could never revert to third world labor force they should step back and look at what has happened to the working people of America over the past thirty years. As the wealth of the top 5% has increased more than 400% the wealth of the average person in America has declined.  Where thirty years ago an average CEO earned about 40 times what his employees did today it is again over 400 times what the average worker earns. And in the last four years the wealth of the average American has declined even farther.
    If labor laws will protect the workers then please explain to me why the mine accidents in non-union mines is so much higher than in union mines? When violations are found in these mines and citations are written the company appeals and continues to work as if nothing was wrong, and they can do this legally, and that appeal might last years and there may be several hundred miners die in the mean time.
    Without organized labor who do you think s going to speak for the working person? Do you think that there is a corporation out there that gives a dam whether or not you earn enough to feed your family? Do you think there is one of them the care whether or not you have a place to live? They might volunteer to go back to those company owned houses and company stores and of course a quota system for your pay.
    When Teddy Roosevelt was riding a train to Washington Dc on his first day of being President, he was traveling through Appalachia and saw the faces of the coal miners, and realized that there was going to be a problem very soon with the workers of America.  Because just as it is today it was then, a great disparity of wealth with the vast majority of wealth concentrated in a very small percentage of the population. He knew that these people started working in those mines at 8-10-12 years of age, and never got out or at least the majority of them didn't. He also knew that in one day as President he had already earned more money that most would earn in a year. This is what changed him from being a conservative to becoming a liberal.
    Here's a question for those of you who do not think we need some representation; Can you name me one piece of Legislation introduced by a Conservative/Republican in the last thirty (30) years that was designed and intended to benefit the working class people of America?
    Getting to unloading the equipment, let's say that the first guy to come along jumped up on a fork lift and started to unload it. If he didn't know how to operate the fork lift anyone around him, including himself would be in harms was and there could be major damage to the equipment. Or suppose the equipment was too heavy for the fork lift and actually needed a crane to unload it but this guy doesn't know that then what happens?
    Who is libel for any damage done to that equipment because of an unskilled operator?

    Charlie Lockett