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About DanInPA

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  1. Lol cool Content uve got :-)

  2. DanInPA

    Spending Other People's Money

    I can only address the US, as it's what I know. Yes, schools 50 years ago were publicly funded, but locally rather than from DC. Here is an Eighth grade Civics test from 1954. I doubt many college students could pass this today. I'm addressing Federal Government waste here, I am not as familiar with State Constitutions (after all, there are 50 of them). As for roads, I haven't researched the interstate system and it's origins and can't address that issue until I do. As for libraries, it is good that they are publicly funded, but I'd like to see them funded voluntarily, rather than by force. Here's an example of what I'm talking about: When Davy Crockett served in the United States House of Representatives, a bill was proposed appropriating money from the public treasury for the widow of a distinguished naval officer. This bill was about to be passed when Crockett arose and argued against the bill: “Mr. Speaker – I have as much respect for the memory of the deceased, and as much sympathy for the sufferings of the living, if suffering there be, as any man in this House, but we must not permit our respect for the dead or our sympathy for a part of the living to lead us into an act of injustice to the balance of the living. I will not go into an argument to prove that Congress has no power to appropriate this money as an act of charity. Every member upon this floor knows it. We have the right, as individuals, to give away as much of our own money as we please in charity; but as members of Congress we have no right so to appropriate a dollar of the public money. Some eloquent appeals have been made to us upon the ground that it is a debt due the deceased. Mr. Speaker, the deceased lived long after the close of the war; he was in office to the day of his death, and I have never heard that the government was in arrears to him. This government can owe no debts but for services rendered, and at a stipulated price. If it is a debt, how much is it? Has it been audited, and the amount due ascertained? If it is a debt, this is not the place to present it for payment, or to have its merits examined. If it is a debt, we owe more than we can ever hope to pay, for we owe the widow of every soldier who fought in the War of 1812 precisely the same amount. There is a woman in my neighborhood, the widow of as gallant a man as ever shouldered a musket. He fell in battle. She is as good in every respect as this lady, and is as poor. She is earning her daily bread by her daily labor; but if I were to introduce a bill to appropriate five or ten thousand dollars for her benefit, I should be laughed at, and my bill would not get five votes in this House. There are thousands of widows in the country just such as the one I have spoken of, but we never hear of any of these large debts to them. Sir, this is no debt. The government did not owe it to the deceased when he was alive; it could not contract it after he died. I do not wish to be rude, but I must be plain. Every man in this House knows it is not a debt. We cannot, without the grossest corruption, appropriate this money as the payment of a debt. We have not the semblance of authority to appropriate it as a charity. Mr. Speaker, I have said we have the right to give as much of our own money as we please. I am the poorest man on this floor. I cannot vote for this bill, but I will give one week’s pay to the object, and if every member of Congress will do the same, it will amount to more than the bill asks.” Source
  3. DanInPA

    Spending Other People's Money

    The federal govt has no reason to take money from someone (us), waste half of it and send the rest back-but only if schools follow their "guidelines". Right. How's that worked for the last 40 or 50 years? Think kids today are better educated?
  4. DanInPA

    Spending Other People's Money

    Yes, the bailouts ARE inherently wrong, as the article says, it's theft. So are government sponsored welfare, gov funded research, NASA....and scores of other unconstitutional programs. Dan
  5. DanInPA

    Don't Ignore Constitution During Election Season

    Too late. Fed.gov has been ignoring it for decades or more.
  6. DanInPA

    Bush Tax "rebates"

    Either pay down debt or buy silver. Gold is okay, but it's shot up the last several months. On the upswing, silver typically takes a while to catch up to its historic ratio to gold of about 15:1. Haven't checked lately but two weeks ago it was something like 52:1. So the ounces I paid $16 for will be $50-$60.
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    Chantix And Smoking

    My wife tried it, had really bad nausea and dreams...she's still a smoker. Try it for yourself though, you never know. She wanted me to quit with her but my response (after having quit once for two years) was "one won't quit until one REALLY REALLY wants to, and I don't! I've moved to making my own, only $1.30 a pack, and none of the nasty chemicals added at the factories. http://www.customblends.com/
  8. DanInPA

    Alternative Names For Atheist?

    Realist. If it's real, well I guess I have to believe it!
  9. DanInPA

    First Unbelieving Christmas

    It gets easier. This was my 4th Xmas without Jesus. Didn't have a single uncomfortable thought. My wife asked me to go to the Xmas eve service. My answer: "Don't think so"!
  10. DanInPA

    Jesus Was An Unreliable Witness

    Even according to the bible, Jesus was a false prophet. Mark 9 1And he said to them, "I tell you the truth, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the kingdom of God come with power." John 14: 12I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. 13And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father. 14You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it. 20"My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one: 23I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. Mark 16: 17 And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; 18they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well." ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Deuteronomy 18: 22 If what a prophet proclaims in the name of the LORD does not take place or come true, that is a message the LORD has not spoken. That prophet has spoken presumptuously. Do not be afraid of him.
  11. DanInPA


    I would ask this person to read the Declaration on Independence and the Constitution and find ANY reference to Yahweh or Jesus. The terms "creator" and "natures god" are certainly NOT references to the christian god. Of course, there's also that Treaty of Tripoli quote....
  12. DanInPA

    A Thought Experiment

    It would require a Constitutional amendment. Good luck with that!
  13. DanInPA

    I'm Celebrating!

    I hereby dedicate my next beer to Michie.... *crack*....glug glug glug..... (Homer Simpson voice) mmmmmm.........beer.....
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  15. DanInPA

    Ron Paul At Tonights Debates

    Skip's link is actually from the June debate. Try Here for Part 1 and Here for Part 2