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Thank you bigD, I do apologize. I really like your idea of BBCNC being broken up to avoid a monopoly. Competition is everything and makes for an honest environment.
Amazed, thanks for the info on thehill.com . Great source. Hay have fun in your life and make fun of yourself and others; that's what the COLBERT REPORT is all about.
BigD, I just got my new insurance increase for next year. It's going up to a whopping $729 a month. I am a 57 year old woman with no medical issues present or past. I have never been hospitalized and have no health issues in my family history. I am self employed own a home with 30 acres and pay a mortgage much less than this insurance. If the whole country was involved in paying for an insurance plan my monthly bill would be much lower and affordable. I may come to the point where I won't be able to pay my insurance and that would put me into bankruptcy if I ever had to go to the hospital. Then I'd have to loose my home and what? Go on welfare? What don't you get about a health care plan that includes the whole country. We would all be able to afford insurance and not be on the brink of disaster every day. You're so afraid of paying insurance for your employees but the fees would be so little you wouldn't even notice and you'd be giving your employees a wonderful gift of security. I don't get your selfishness.
Hey nothingspecial, I have more respect for you than that. Come on, do you really need to go to the personal attack mode? Tell me what I've said that is offensive. My intentions were not to offend but to engage.
I'm upset because I have been trying to have a conversation and no one is able to do that. Non Christians imply another religious belief. I'm saying take religion out of the conversation and it challenges all of us to have a discussion based on our understand or misunderstanding of each other. To Debate is to deliberate upon and consider each others views. Based on the interaction here it doesn't seem possible. I've challenge you to have a considerate and thoughtful discussion without the crutches of religion or party. It doesn't appear that it's possible with this audience.
irkim13, you're kidding right? What a ridiculous waste if time this has been. I'm out of here.
I can't believe that Michelle Malkin ranting article. Civility? What's that?
Irkim, you and I have had this conversation before. You believe religion is the only foundation on which moral decisions can be made. I think religion is too vulnerable to misinterpretation and misuse and needs to refrain from political involvement. We see radical Muslims twisting their religion to validate their killing. We see radical Christians using the Bible to validate their personal agenda of hate and discrimination. There are many outstanding people in this world who don't practice any religion and somehow know the difference between right and wrong. I think it's inappropriate to automatically assume that a person who proclaims to be a Christian is trustworthy.
Take away religion and you take away the excuses. You don't have to belong to a religion to know it's wrong to kill and hate. Take away religion and it forces people to actually think for themselves.
Irkim, not at all. In the spirit of this article I was just wondering if it was possible to have a conversation without all the mud slinging and attacks or retreating to the: he said, she said, they said, it said. Actual thinking....
I long for a return to actual debate.
marathonman, you're saying you are unwilling to debate. Isn't that the point of this article to challenge us to try to have a conversation without just jumping to the sound bites we've all heard and just regurgitate? Are you so afraid to have a discussion without religion and party? Try giving it a try and maybe people will actually communicate.
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