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    Your right...let them walk 20-30 miles, one way, to apply for a job...you could help some one by walking to work your self and giving them your $$$ so they can buy gas ...

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    I prefer to walk and take the metro to work (I don't like busy traffic). But I'd quite happily pay up to $10/gallon for gas. Most people in most countries do.

    You start to buy smaller cars at that price. I had never seen a V8 before I came to the US.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Gills View Post
    But I'd quite happily pay up to $10/gallon for gas. Most people in most countries do.
    You can mail me the difference between what you pay now and the $10.00 so I can make you happy.

    Maybe you can afford it but some young kid starting out with a PT job can't...

    I would rather not be like people in most countrys...and why do we need to be like other people in other countrys..
    Last edited by Cass; 07-10-2009 at 02:35 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Gills View Post
    But I'd quite happily pay up to $10/gallon for gas. Most people in most countries do.
    The reason it is $10.00 in other Countrys is because the Socialist Governments want to take the $$$ out of your pockets...

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    A young kid with a part-time job should be taking a moped to work or the bus. Not a big car.

    It's a right of passage we should all go through and I think most of us have.

    You will be surprised to learn that most "socialist governments" charge about the same tax as you pay here and throw in free health care and education to boot.

    The little bit I save on gas tax does little to offset the $3000 property tax bill I get every year from the County and let's not even get started on income tax. Then there's the various sales taxes. What exactly are you paying for? Space exploration? I'll pass on that one thanks. Even some of the fire service seems voluntary. Heroes, yes, but our taxes should be paying these good men a salary.

    I wonder if my employer would employ a few more people if he did not have to pay a contribution for private health care?
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    His wife should poke his eyes out. He was really looking at her shoes.
    I got in trouble last week for looking at shoes while I was dancing.
    I thought that was safe.

    Boy, is he in trouble now.

    Ian's a trouble maker.

    There, I said it.

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    I don't think mopeds work well in ice, snow, and sub zero temps...like some areas of the country have...

    BTW you employer pays the health care benifits because he want to...it is not mandated...so I guess he could higher more employees if he didn't

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    Well I am off to go install a water heater...

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    Thanks Cass. It has been a good debate.

    Enjoy the water heater.

    But please do not tell me there are good people in this country with jobs that do not have access to health care.

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    Terry, you are allowed to look but not touch.

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    Trust me Cookie, I am not allowed to look. That's why I am kept in the basement...plumbing and remodeling. Keeps me out of trouble...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Gills View Post
    No, she's a Brazilian junior G-8 delegate, aged 16 called Mayora Tavares.

    Fox News is gonna have a ball with this.
    You're right! Fox New's fair and unbiased reporting I'm sure would have a ball with it...
    Nicolas Sarkozy of France on the other hand....

    http://cosmos.bcst.yahoo.com/up/play...hp?cl=14430477

    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Gills View Post
    I prefer to walk and take the metro to work (I don't like busy traffic). But I'd quite happily pay up to $10/gallon for gas. Most people in most countries do.

    You start to buy smaller cars at that price. I had never seen a V8 before I came to the US.
    Ian...
    If it's so bad here why do we have so many people crawling through the fence to get in this country?
    Last edited by Redwood; 07-10-2009 at 07:03 PM.

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    Ian, you ever see the movie, October Sky? If you havent, and you get a chance, see if you can rent it, it is one of my favorites, it is about rockets. My husband worked with him at NASA, and I got to meet him when he came to my husband's funeral. My husband designed the wind tunnels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Gills View Post
    No, she's a Brazilian junior G-8 delegate, aged 16 called Mayora Tavares.

    Fox News is gonna have a ball with this.
    So far the only thing I have found on the web is in another language
    I see...another photograph that isn't the full truth
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    I have enough to do to my own house

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    If it's so bad here why do we have so many people crawling through the fence to get in this country?
    Because they can't swim to get to mine?

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