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by Riddick
07-28-2007 02:29 PM
Forum: Politics and Government Pre-2007
Topic: Labels Matter: Progressive Better than Liberal, Reagan-Like
Replies: 6
Views: 578

It's much better for a candidate to be described as being like Ronald Reagan While I imagine some situations can be made to look better by looking backward? Identifying one's self as being like Ronald Reagan, if I were a candidate I'd be just a little careful taking on that label ...Y'all remember ...
by Riddick
07-26-2007 10:52 PM
Forum: Politics and Government Pre-2007
Topic: On Dangerous Ground
Replies: 36
Views: 2382

"Pyramid Schemes?" Or Pharaoh 'Nuff!

I think we are now moving into a situation where the White House, on various fronts, is openly ignoring the constitution, acting as though not just the law but the constitution itself, which is the fundamental law from which all the statutes gain their force and legitimacy, doesn't apply to them. I...
by Riddick
07-22-2007 04:44 PM
Forum: Politics and Government Pre-2007
Topic: White House Declares Bush Emperor
Replies: 4
Views: 476

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by Riddick
07-20-2007 03:47 PM
Forum: American Survival
Topic: Bush issues new EO to seize assets of US Citizens
Replies: 11
Views: 715

Old-line Republican warns 'something's in the works' to trigger a police state ... Paul Craig Roberts -- a former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury under Reagan ... the "strong words" which open Roberts' latest column: "Unless Congress immediately impeaches Bush and Cheney, a year from now the US...
by Riddick
07-19-2007 10:24 PM
Forum: American Survival
Topic: Police States for Dummies or, The Complete Idiot's Guide to
Replies: 7
Views: 604

And now the rest of the story from http://bfredstate.blogspot.com/2007/01/when-you-got-nothin-bash-gore.html Hickory- Dick ory Docker, it's just a Morris crocker ~! " The truth of the Naomi Wolf saga is easy to find... The whole business about 'earth tones' began as rank speculation by Dick Morris,...
by Riddick
07-19-2007 05:41 PM
Forum: American Survival
Topic: Police States for Dummies or, The Complete Idiot's Guide to
Replies: 7
Views: 604

Yes, she isn't...
by Riddick
07-19-2007 01:54 PM
Forum: American Survival
Topic: Police States for Dummies or, The Complete Idiot's Guide to
Replies: 7
Views: 604

Police States for Dummies or, The Complete Idiot's Guide to

There are some things common to every state that's made the transition to fascism. 1. Invoke a terrifying internal and external enemy. 2. Create a gulag. 3. Develop a thug caste. 4. Set up an internal surveillance system. 5. Harass citizens' groups. 6. Engage in arbitrary detention and release. 7. T...
by Riddick
07-12-2007 03:38 PM
Forum: Politics and Government Pre-2007
Topic: Cigarette packs may see 61-cent tax
Replies: 26
Views: 1531

exerpted from counterpunch.org Sin Tax Scam | "Psst. Cigarettes. A Buck Each" by Walt Brasch July 12, 2002 "Pssst." I walked straight ahead, looking neither right nor left in a darkened alley illuminated by a quarter-moon. "Pssst." I quickened my pace, but there was no avoiding the shadowy figure. ...
by Riddick
07-12-2007 02:49 PM
Forum: Politics and Government Pre-2007
Topic: Cigarette packs may see 61-cent tax
Replies: 26
Views: 1531

A VALLEY VOICE from statesmanjournal.com If we tax one sin, then we have to tax them all CAROL MCALICE CURRIE June 27, 2007 I'm snuggling with some strange bedfellows this week thanks to the Oregon Legislature and its prevailing pack of lobbyists. On Saturday, the collective at the Capitol did what...
by Riddick
07-12-2007 02:28 PM
Forum: Politics and Government Pre-2007
Topic: Cigarette packs may see 61-cent tax
Replies: 26
Views: 1531

SALES TAXES, SIN LEVIES ON THE RISE from azcentral.com : Don't drive in Washington state or Pennsylvania. Don't take up smoking in New Jersey. And try not to buy much of anything in Rhode Island. Those are some of the more glaring examples from a midyear survey of state consumption taxes conducted ...
by Riddick
07-12-2007 02:15 PM
Forum: Politics and Government Pre-2007
Topic: Cigarette packs may see 61-cent tax
Replies: 26
Views: 1531

from courant.com The High Wages of Sin When it comes to taxes, Connecticut expects to make almost as much money from sin in the new fiscal year as it does from business. A new 40-page summary of the budget that took effect July 1 shows that 6.8 percent of all tax revenue is expected from gambling (...
by Riddick
07-12-2007 01:54 PM
Forum: Politics and Government Pre-2007
Topic: Cigarette packs may see 61-cent tax
Replies: 26
Views: 1531

Also from England... Tory alcohol tax would fuel black market, warns ACS The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has waded into the debate over Tory proposals to increase the tax on alcohol in order to cut problem drinking. The proposals were set out in a report by the Conservatives’ Social Just...
by Riddick
07-12-2007 01:31 PM
Forum: Politics and Government Pre-2007
Topic: Cigarette packs may see 61-cent tax
Replies: 26
Views: 1531

Meanwhile, back in Britain... "Fat tax" could save 3,200 lives each year LONDON (Reuters) - A "fat tax" on salty, sugary and fatty foods could save thousands of lives each year, according to a study published on Thursday. Researchers at Oxford University say that charging Value Added Tax (VAT) at 1...
by Riddick
07-11-2007 03:34 PM
Forum: Politics and Government Pre-2007
Topic: Cigarette packs may see 61-cent tax
Replies: 26
Views: 1531

I do wonder why izzit when it comes to sin taxes so many DC denizens seem to like to just single out ciggies...why not cigars also? Oh yeah, I forgot they're not just for smoking anymore... Well whatever the reason, I counter-propose a SWELLED-HEAD sin tax on elected officials in Washington ONLY tho...
by Riddick
07-10-2007 08:57 PM
Forum: Politics and Government Pre-2007
Topic: Bush Gov't Unravelling?
Replies: 32
Views: 2151

Panache thank you for the information you are posting, definitely food for thought. Hey Now, ditto here and thanx to all that's been puttin' in their two pieces of eight/doubloons/ducats/crowns/guineas (local Pirate currencies donchaknow) ;) Great thread y'all got goin' here! As it is, I'll be very...

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