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  1. bfargin

    Extension to Age Limit?

    You're a medical doctor and also an enlisted Army Reserve dude? That seems like a weird/unusual position. And, yes it seems this is perfect timing for you to go for your wings.
  2. bfargin

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    And Willie was a gold mine for local talent, but the above still happened at times.
  3. bfargin

    IPhone to Galaxy S9+

    Lord Ratner, any issues with getting it set up. I'm on Total Wireless now and have read about tons of issues with Total Wireless SIM compatibility with the Pixel devices
  4. bfargin

    Latest Movies

    And, when did Admiral James Greer become a standard civilian and convert to islam?
  5. bfargin

    The Next President is...

    2, and I would say that in spite of that trend we are better off now. Most scholars agree that FDR's policies (well intentioned as they might have been) prolonged the depression.
  6. bfargin

    The Next President is...

    Yes, many of the things you list are definitely towards the socialist end of the spectrum and I agree that not all of them are bad (the highway system for example has been beneficial to the whole country and every citizen supports its existence through fuel taxes (consumption tax not a tax on labour). Others on the list would probably be better served with private entities being paid directly by the citizens for services rendered (some utilities are even private companies here in TN). Schools should definitely be taken over by private organizations and controlled at the local level rather than federal or even state. There's a reason your average Catholic/Private school kicks even the best public school's ass in every measured category (immediate accountability to parents). Since the 1910's and definitely after FDR (1930's on) the country has trended significantly away from the idea of free markets with oversight by government to the idea that government (legislators) should control and tax to support most aspects of our lives (while at the same time legislators are passing the buck of actually legislating). Legislators write laws like the ACA, Federal Tax Law, etc that have no real substance and then rely on federal and/or state employees in the appropriate agency to write the regulations and policies we all have to abide by. I know the legislature has to delegate some tasks (procedures maybe?) for actual implementation, but not the whole ball of wax like they currently tend to do. But, I'm as far right politically as JFK so am considered a right winger today.
  7. bfargin

    The Next President is...

    Part of the definition of socialism pertaining to implementation - "policy or practice based on the political and economic theory of socialism." So yes, government taking/confiscating money from citizens (taxing their labour) and using it to pay for education, health-care, (insert pet program here) is absolutely in line with socialism. (Tax policy is a different discussion but does come into play) The government or community at large might not actually "own" the education system or healthcare system but by taking our money and buying it they are absolutely "owning" it, as the definition goes on to read " owned or regulated by the community or government as a whole". We are so far down the path towards complete socialism it frightening. The policies and practice of socialism isn't an ON or OFF switch, its gradients and we all know it.
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    WTF? (**NSFW**)

    Wow, talk about overreacting. If he called a bone smuggler a "faggot" that might have been a little bit inappropriate, but some things are faggoty and need to be called out.
  9. bfargin

    Space Force

    No way these will work, not a green man or flying saucer to be found. Unacceptable.
  10. bfargin

    The Next President is...

    This is true only because the whole fricken country has lost its compass. Even JFK was far right of Obama. JFK's words would be considered hate speech by most of the progressive crowds today.
  11. bfargin

    We’re doomed

    Hopefully he was renamed accordingly.
  12. If this guy really did what he is accused of, he needs to be put down like a rabid dog!
  13. bfargin

    Latest Movies

    Ouch, that sounds miserable. In my opinion most movies these days are crap anyway and that one sounds like a doozie.
  14. bfargin

    Taxes, the Deficit/Debt, and the Fiscal Cliff

    I'm with Lord Ratner. I love slow glacier like action/change from government. We have seen that quickly reacting to situations has unforeseen (sometimes even foreseen) negative consequences (e.g. 14th amendment, 17th amendment ...many others). The intent might have been good with many of our laws, but the followthrough has been terrible. On the budget front: Getting a budget settled should not be that difficult. Fund what is obligated and then maybe drag out/fight over the other stuff. Holding the complete forgiveness of illegal entry to your country as your bargaining chip, is not reasonable.
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    Latest Movies

    Wait, you mean they didn't recycle every scene from previous Star Wars movies? At least tell me they had a giant death star that a person who had never seen a flying machine before blows up.
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