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Old Yesterday, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, TN
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With all due respect that is not a credible article that I want to sit 45 minutes though.

Your views on world history and war history are not accurate, IMO.
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Old Yesterday, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Haiku
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Why can't roads be privately owned and operated?
Sure, they could. Trucks that are hauling food and other things you buy at the store will have to pay fees to use the roads, which will be passed on to the consumer by the store. And of course you will pay a fee every time you drive on a private road. So you will pay for it just like you pay for it now with taxes. What's the difference? And then someone will build a road that is the only way to get someplace and charge an arm and a leg because he has a monopoly. I think I prefer public roads.

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Why does the government have to provide security instead of private companies?
OK, so you call 911 and the private cops ask for your credit card before they come out? And if your card is maxed out, they just don't come? Same with fire department - they come to your house but before putting the fire out you have to give them a credit card? That sounds like a great system. LOL.
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Old Yesterday, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Sure, they could. Trucks that are hauling food and other things you buy at the store will have to pay fees to use the roads, which will be passed on to the consumer by the store. And of course you will pay a fee every time you drive on a private road. So you will pay for it just like you pay for it now with taxes. What's the difference? And then someone will build a road that is the only way to get someplace and charge an arm and a leg because he has a monopoly. I think I prefer public roads.
I think I prefer your scenario--except for the fact that natural monopolies don't exist.

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OK, so you call 911 and the private cops ask for your credit card before they come out? And if your card is maxed out, they just don't come? Same with fire department - they come to your house but before putting the fire out you have to give them a credit card? That sounds like a great system. LOL.
That's what subscriptions are for.

Oh, and not only are the vast majority of firefighters volunteers, but private firefighting is one of the fastest growing industries.

LOL
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Old Yesterday, 08:45 PM
 
Location: SGV
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With all due respect that is not a credible article that I want to sit 45 minutes though.

Your views on world history and war history are not accurate, IMO.
You didn't watch it but it's not credible?
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Old Yesterday, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, TN
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I think I prefer your scenario--except for the fact that natural monopolies don't exist.
It would cost so much more money than you pay in taxes, the whole private road thing and all that it would entail. Companies like to make mooolah.



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You didn't watch it but it's not credible?
It's bleeding heart leftist propaganda. Talking about WW3 which probably won't ever happen, showing kids' tears. Sorry, I don't fall for that bit.

This info from a poster who claimed the US did not drop the bombs over Japan, and that we wanted to bomb our own homeland. Wikipeida is your friend, all the WW2 info you could ever want is there.
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Old Yesterday, 09:11 PM
 
Location: SGV
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It would cost so much more money than you pay in taxes, the whole private road thing and all that it would entail. Companies like to make mooolah.





It's bleeding heart leftist propaganda. Talking about WW3 which probably won't ever happen, showing kids' tears. Sorry, I don't fall for that bit.

This info from a poster who claimed the US did not drop the bombs over Japan, and that we wanted to bomb our own homeland. Wikipeida is your friend, all the WW2 info you could ever want is there.
Wat?

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Old Yesterday, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, TN
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Correction: The Federal Reserve and the Bank of England dropped an atom bomb 75 years ago. They were fully willing to drop one on Anytown, USA as well seeing that they funded Hitler too. U.S. scientists were just a hair faster.

Willing to drop a nuclear weapon on United States soil?

Google The Enola Gay. And World War 2.
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Old Yesterday, 10:01 PM
 
Location: SGV
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Willing to drop a nuclear weapon on United States soil?

Google The Enola Gay. And World War 2.
I'll come back to this later. There's a huge misunderstanding here.
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Old Yesterday, 10:07 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, TN
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I'll come back to this later. There's a huge misunderstanding here.
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Old Today, 03:43 AM
 
Location: Washington State
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Does “America First” mean the government has the right to confiscate 40% of your income through various taxes?

MAGAs seem to be pretty liberal when it comes to taxes and private property.
Trump is a moderate, it's why he won and will win again. Pure capitalism or Socialism are huge disasters...we need a balance....I prefer our 40% confiscation ( I think it's actually about 25-30%) to Denmark's 60% but somewhere in that range should give us a chance to do well.
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