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Old 03-31-2016, 03:11 PM
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Did someone back Panzzers account? I dont remember him being this strange before.
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Old 03-31-2016, 03:15 PM
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and of course Skid,.... you just love the don-- uh wait a minute.....


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Old 03-31-2016, 04:37 PM
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Did someone back Panzzers account? I dont remember him being this strange before.
He has been away, just catching up on some old scores or sumptin
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Old 03-31-2016, 09:43 PM
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Que up...Mettalica...'Anywhere I roam'...
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Uh, Tom, the Constitution is what ensures our freedom.
Only if it is truly totally enforced. Otherwise it is just a piece of paper. Minor circumventions are now in effect. This has unlocked and opened the door a little.

Canada has a bill of rights. This too was displaced a little with some of the American police habits adopted in one Canadian area. The citizens demanded this be stopped and over all the authorities objections it was. You either have a totally intact series of rights or you do not.

As of now I understand a component of having a California drivers licence is the written understanding on the reverse that you surrender your rights. You do not like it you have no licence. I will be watching what occurs with this. If it is not crushed look for it eventually in your state. I picked this up from a news source just reciently so cannot verify it.

It gives police too much power was my initial reaction. New York city paid out 750 million in abused rights cases last year. It may be simular across the country. This seems to me a way to allow the abuse with no financial accountability for it. It certainly is not for the citizens benefit.

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Old 04-01-2016, 04:58 AM
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America is exceptional. It is the best experiment in freedom from government ever. That's why that facet must be preserved at all costs.
Not to argue over this. There may be countries that have more freedom in reality than those in north America. Propaganda is laid on us so heavily that the truth is sometimes obscure.

There are many countries now that their citizens have no interest in them leaving for north America. North Americans work longer hours for a lot less pay than some of them as well. Far less holidays etc. and especially benefits.

They tend to be social democratic by nature and especially impact their societies from a government perspective less harshly. The seem to operate on the principal of the common good. We tend to call their systems names. Without really understanding them.

When interviewed about their impressions of North America. They try to be nice about our obvious failings. Because we sure have a lot of them in comparison.

Many of their cultures are signifigantly older and better established as well. Their citizens have a lot more security in most ways without the need for large authoritarian forces. North America now has layers upon layers of them in comparison.
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Old 04-01-2016, 08:39 AM
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The balancing act between security, freedom, equality, and liberty is ever-changing and never-ending.

The Framers attempted to optimize freedom & liberty at the expense of security & equality.
They feared creating a state security apparatus and so, intentionally did not create a standing national army or national police/security department.

They also valued freedom more than equality for citizens (and no freedom whatsoever from slavery or 'free' women!). The only step they took expressly for equality was that all citizens given equal access and enforcement of law and the justice system. Clearly we are not 'there' yet.

With Obama, equality has become more important than at any time since FDR. This is at the expense of freedom. These two attributes of any culture are always antagonistic to some degree.
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Old 04-01-2016, 11:42 PM
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Que up...Mettalica...'Anywhere I roam'...
Or, you come to the realization that the song is "Wherever I May Roam" which explains why your use of 'Anywhere I roam' puzzles
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Old 04-02-2016, 12:47 AM
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Or, you come to the realization that the song is "Wherever I May Roam" which explains why your use of 'Anywhere I roam' puzzles
'Enter Sandman' for you
I highly advise playing them both back to back.
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Old 04-02-2016, 12:50 AM
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Old 04-02-2016, 01:12 AM
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Have Thai and Indonesian..Lebanese and Morroccan drifts thru occasionally....
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