Thursday May 23, 2013
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Great letter Jerry!
In response to the angry lady's letter, In reality, car-insurance coverage is not mandated to all Americans, all adults, or even all licensed drivers (one can maintain a license but not auto insurance if he or she does not plan to drive a car). Auto insurance is but one price that is supposed to be paid in order to enjoy the privilege of driving.
Alternatively, mandatory health insurance essentially requires that, in exchange for the privilege of … citizenship? Residency in the U.S.? Life? … one must procure health insurance for herself and her family. Can pedestrians “opt out” of mandatory health-insurance coverage?
Oh that’s right — Since the only way to implement and enforce such a mandate is through the government’s ability to levy and collect taxes, let’s be very clear about the fact that a health-insurance mandate is, indeed, a new tax
I agree. I tend to like people much more than animals and help every chance I get. Susie is doing a wonderful job!!
I believe it's spelled Tchotchke but I also found a chotsky in an urban dictionary meaning "Very similar in definition to schwag. Free stuff of inconsequential value".... I know what you mean though.
I had the pleasure of attending the tea party yesterday. I spent about 6 ½ hours there but finally had to leave as I was chilled to the bone. The turnout was great and the response by people driving by was extremely positive. Out of the thousand or so audible and visual responses I observed, there were perhaps 6 or 7 negative ones; 2 birds flipped, two or three “thumbs down” a couple of “boo’s”.
I don’t know why there was even one who would reply that way. You think they would have done that in Boston in 1773?
I feel bad about leaving. I thought after I got home about those who came before me. They didn’t wimp out like I did complaining about the cold and aching back. I’ll do a lot more if we do this again on July 4th.
DON’T TAX ME BRO
I knew that we would one day have a meaningful dialogue. Thank you.
My wife and I, along with another bereaved couple are starting up a chapter of The Compassionate Friends (TCF) here in Payson. The Rim Country Chapter is one of about 600 TCF chapters across the US. It is a national non-profit, self-help support organization for families following the death of a child of any age, from any cause.
We welcome all bereaved parents and their adult family members at our meetings at any time. The group provides a safe place to get together and talk about our children with others who understand.
Our first meeting will be held this coming Tuesday May 8th at 7:00 to 8:30 PM at Ponderosa Baptist Church 1800 N Beeline Hwy in Payson (just south of the Home Depot & the roundabout). Subsequent gatherings will be held on the 2nd Tuesday each month. Please feel free to contact me (details are on the website) for information. Bill (DaltsDad) www.RimCountryTCF.org
We need not walk alone…
Don, Great Post! A LONG read but well worth it.
I was able to connect to the TOP site today using CBI. The video streaming of the council meetings however was not very good at all. The audio was fine but the video was either very choppy or it was a still image, often way behind the audio portion.
Is anyone successfully using CBI with streaming video???
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