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    That was obviously a typo, I meant on the far left. Thanks for catching that.

    Folks that like milk should at least respect cows and hope the cows are well cared for, because without the cows the milk supplies dry up.

    A record number of American's have chosen to "Galt" it. The number of people renouncing their US Citizenship is at record numbers. I have a couple of neighbors that have kept their citizenship for now, but left the country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rad View Post
    Hey Motodan

    How are you doing? Seeing something like that can really take a toll on a person, especially when children are involved.

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    You are right rad. I felt very uneasy standing there. Mr. Meadows was three years younger than me, I have 5 grandchildren...one a nine year old granddaughter, like him. Having seen them earlier, rolling down the road, little girl clutching her grandfather's waist on a warm Saturday morning...and than 10 minutes later it all changed. Have to admit, I felt my own life/mortality at that scene.

    There will be a memorial for Mr. Meadows tomorrow night in Lafayette. It is being held at the Shrine Club...

    A celebration of T.L.'s (Mr. Meadows) life will be held at 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at the Tippecanoe Shrine Club on Old State Road 25 in Lafayette with Tippecanoe Shrine's Vice President Jonathan Fisher officiating. At 6 p.m. a Masonic Service will be held, all are invited. Friends will be received from 5 - 8 p.m. on that same day.

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    Memorial Contributions may be made to the Shriner's Hospital for Children, envelopes will be available at the Shrine Club.


    I was able to leave condolences on the funeral home's online guestbook. I somewhat feel like I should drive the two hours to attend. However, my grandson and (nine year old) granddaughter have a swim meet tomorrow evening...I think Mr. Meadows would have understood my absence.

    RIP Terry Meadows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcj78 View Post
    It is a lot like lane splitting. The people who oppose helmet laws, and the people who continually denounce lane splitting have something in common:

    Neither understands basic mathematics.

    Glad we could clear that up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffkruger View Post
    That was obviously a typo, I meant on the far left. Thanks for catching that.

    Folks that like milk should at least respect cows and hope the cows are well cared for, because without the cows the milk supplies dry up.

    A record number of American's have chosen to "Galt" it. The number of people renouncing their US Citizenship is at record numbers. I have a couple of neighbors that have kept their citizenship for now, but left the country.
    I love it when capitalists don't believe in capitalism. If there is a demand, someone will fill it. That's high school economics.


    Anyhow, I bet the geriatric Galteers went someplace with "socialist medicine".


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    Quote Originally Posted by jcj78 View Post
    I love it when capitalists don't believe in capitalism. If there is a demand, someone will fill it. That's high school economics.


    Anyhow, I bet the geriatric Galteers went someplace with "socialist medicine".


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    I very much believe in largely unrestricted capitalism. Malcom Forbes made a great case for it in one of his books.

    You jump to a lot of conclusions, which is a sign of less than stellar intelligence. Some of the folks that I personally know that have chosen to "Galt" it weren't geriatric. You've heard of companies like Microsoft? Unbelievable amount of wealth created at some companies like that. Some of it has chosen to leave, and some were pretty young.

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    A reminder-

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    Over the years (and many winters) we've pretty much been able to identify some things that inevitably start flame wars, breed ill will, and just in general make people act in ways they'd never have believed themselves capable (and yes, that is meant in the bad way.) Below are a few of these topics:

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffkruger View Post
    I very much believe in largely unrestricted capitalism. Malcom Forbes made a great case for it in one of his books.

    You jump to a lot of conclusions, which is a sign of less than stellar intelligence. Some of the folks that I personally know that have chosen to "Galt" it weren't geriatric. You've heard of companies like Microsoft? Unbelievable amount of wealth created at some companies like that. Some of it has chosen to leave, and some were pretty young.
    Bill Gates and Paul Allen both live here in the US, and pay taxes and don't whine about it.
    Guess what? Just because you take your ball and go home, the game doesn't stop. There is still money to be made, and people still make it. I understand this shatters your delusions about how the rest of us are beholden to you and your self-professed job-creating wealth, but I've been self-employed, and an employer for nearly half my life, and i'm not 40 yet. "When did a poor person ever write a paycheck?" I do it every week, brother, and to you, who bragged that he made more in a month than most "working class" (your words) American families make in a lifetime, I am dirt poor.
    Your whole economic theory is protofacist propaganda, and I'm largely unimpressed.

    LoL that you insult my intelligence, grandpa. FTR, I think you're a little wet in the Depends yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    A reminder-

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    Over the years (and many winters) we've pretty much been able to identify some things that inevitably start flame wars, breed ill will, and just in general make people act in ways they'd never have believed themselves capable (and yes, that is meant in the bad way.) Below are a few of these topics:

    Religion
    Abortion
    Politics
    Firearms

    If you all want to keep up with the tragedy of the situation
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    point taken. I tried to move it out of here several posts ago. I'm switching off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcj78 View Post
    Bill Gates and Paul Allen both live here in the US, and pay taxes and don't whine about it.
    Guess what? Just because you take your ball and go home, the game doesn't stop. There is still money to be made, and people still make it. I understand this shatters your delusions about how the rest of us are beholden to you and your self-professed job-creating wealth, but I've been self-employed, and an employer for nearly half my life, and i'm not 40 yet. "When did a poor person ever write a paycheck?" I do it every week, brother, and to you, who bragged that he made more in a month than most "working class" (your words) American families make in a lifetime, I am dirt poor.
    Your whole economic theory is protofacist propaganda, and I'm largely unimpressed.

    LoL that you insult my intelligence, grandpa. FTR, I think you're a little wet in the Depends yourself.
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