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    Wink 3 Things To Think About:

    1. COWS,
    2. THE CONSTITUTION, and
    3. THE TEN COMMANDMENTS


    COWS
    Is it just me, or does anyone else find it amazing that our government can track a single cow born in Canada almost three years ago, right to the stall where she sleeps in the state of Washington? And, they tracked her calves to their stalls. But they are unable to locate 11 million illegal aliens wandering around our country. Maybe we should give each of them a cow.

    THE CONSTITUTION
    They keep talking about drafting a Constitution for Iraq. Why don't we just give them ours? It was written by a lot of really smart guys, it has worked for over 200 years, and we're not using it anymore.

    TEN COMMANDMENTS
    The real reason that we can't have the Ten Commandments posted in a courthouse is this: You cannot post "Thou Shalt Not Steal," "Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery", and "Thou Shall Not Lie" in a building full of lawyers, judges and politicians. It creates a hostile work environment for these persons and thus would be illegal.






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    Re: 3 Things To Think About:

    That was great! Where did it come from?



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    Re: 3 Things To Think About:

    nice one :)



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    Re: 3 Things To Think About:

    Speaking of illegals...I received this forward today and it made smile.

    Dear Senator Harkin,

    As a native Iowan and excellent customer of the Internal Revenue Service, I am writing to ask for your assistance. I have contacted the Department of Homeland Security in an effort to determine the process for becoming an illegal alien and they referred me to you.

    My primary reason for wishing to change my status from U.S. Citizen to illegal alien stems from the bill which was recently passed by the Senate and for which you voted. If my understanding of this bill's provisions is accurate, as an illegal alien who has been in the United States for five years, all I need to do to become a citizen is to pay a $2,000 fine and income taxes for three of the last five years. I know a good deal when I see one and I am anxious to get the process started before everyone figures it out.
    Simply put, those of us who have been here legally have had to pay taxes every year so I'm excited about the prospect of avoiding two years of taxes in return for paying a $2,000 fine. Is there any way that I can apply to be illegal retroactively? This would yield an excellent result for me and my family because we paid heavy taxes in 2004 and 2005.

    Additionally, as an illegal alien I could begin using the local emergency room as my primary health care provider. Once I have stopped paying premiums for medical insurance, my accountant figures I could save almost $10,000 a year.

    Another benefit in gaining illegal status would be that my daughter would receive preferential treatment relative to her law school applications, as well as "in-state" tuition rates for many colleges throughout the United States for my son.

    Lastly, I understand that illegal status would relieve me of the burden of renewing my driver's license and making those burdensome car insurance premiums. This is very important to me given that I still have college age children driving my car.

    If you would provide me with an outline of the process to become illegal (retroactively if possible) and copies of the necessary forms, I would be most appreciative.
    Thank you for your assistance.

    Your Loyal Constituent,
    Donald Ruppert


    Burlington , IA



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    Re: 3 Things To Think About:

    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneworld View Post
    Speaking of illegals...I received this forward today and it made smile.
    So do you think it was a real letter or just a chain letter that people laugh at and forward to their buddy?


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    Re: 3 Things To Think About:

    Quote Originally Posted by CyinCo View Post
    So do you think it was a real letter or just a chain letter that people laugh at and forward to their buddy?
    Probably the latter...but it will get 10,000 times more exposure than the "real" letter would have.



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    Re: 3 Things To Think About:

    Ain't it the truth though?



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    Re: 3 Things To Think About:

    Psyclone Brian that was great.



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    Re: 3 Things To Think About:

    That letter to Harkin was great. Just goes to show how messed up politics are and how law abiding Americans who work hard for an honest dollar get screwed over because we feel the need to help those who are here illegally or those who abuse our legal and welfare systems.

    We are putting my grandma in a nursing home in June and my mom said she feels a little guilty because the government is paying for it through medicare and her and her brother will get the money from selling her house. I said why feel guilty, grandma and all us pay taxes and social security all our lives, it's about time some of that money goes to good use because the government has surely blown a lot of it on less useful things.



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    Re: 3 Things To Think About:

    Harkin is the worst. In state tuition for illegals. If you are from Illinois and and American forget about it.



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    Re: 3 Things To Think About:

    I just think several of our systems are messed up in general. Why is it that I can go to the Hy-Vee and the person in front of me pays for their food in food stamps then right behind it is a case of beer and ciggarettes they pay for in cash? It's complete abuse of the welfare system. The Rag ran an article on some of the ways people abuse the food stamp system too where they'd buy 5 gallon jugs of water that come with deposit, empty out the water and collect the deposit in cash on the empty jugs. They'd buy around $15 in 5 gallon jugs and get like $9 back in cash when they brought the empties back for cash.

    And having more kids when you can't afford it while being on welfare gets you more money too. Someone once told me that kids are like gold when you are on welfare, the more you have the more money the government will give you.

    Wish there was a way that while someone is getting welfare money the government could monitor all their purchases. If you are buying alcohol or ciggarettes or purchasing expensive things that are not necessary then you either don't get as much or no money. Another example is my parent's church is the place they give out the WIC stuff to the needy women buy nutritional food for their kids. Some of the cars those people drive are nicer than my parent's and my parents don't drive cheap cars. So you need money to feed your kids but you're driving around in an expensive car or SUV? Sell the stupid thing off, go down to the used car lot and find a good running car for around $5000 and use the $20,000 or whatever the difference is to feed your kids!

    I know there are people that really use the system as it is intended but there are also a lot of people that abuse it which really frustrates someone to see your hard earned money go to waste.



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    Re: 3 Things To Think About:

    It hurts to say this,but "MR. Liberal", Harkin, is an ISU grad.



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    Re: 3 Things To Think About:

    yeah, too bad we can't track a certain mr. bin laden like we track cows. oh well, at least we got sadaam, and thankfully that will prevent another 9/11.


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    Re: 3 Things To Think About:

    I have a small issue with this topic, especially the misconception that more kids are like "gold" to welfare moms. For the past year I've been volunteering full time for a food bank in northern california. On average, the government only pays $70/month more for each child. That's not nearly enough to feed and clothe a child.

    88% of families on welfare have three children or less. While it's possible that the other 12% of families are popping out kids to get that sweet, sweet $70, I'd argue that at least 12% of people will take advantage of any program. Approximately 21% of Americans cheat on their taxes every year. Not that this has anything to do with the Cyclones, but check out Cammisa's book "From Rhetoric to Reform." It's a good read, and goes beyond the base assumptions that many of us make about welfare.



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    Re: 3 Things To Think About:

    Quote Originally Posted by travman23 View Post
    I just think several of our systems are messed up in general. Why is it that I can go to the Hy-Vee and the person in front of me pays for their food in food stamps then right behind it is a case of beer and ciggarettes they pay for in cash? It's complete abuse of the welfare system. The Rag ran an article on some of the ways people abuse the food stamp system too where they'd buy 5 gallon jugs of water that come with deposit, empty out the water and collect the deposit in cash on the empty jugs. They'd buy around $15 in 5 gallon jugs and get like $9 back in cash when they brought the empties back for cash.

    And having more kids when you can't afford it while being on welfare gets you more money too. Someone once told me that kids are like gold when you are on welfare, the more you have the more money the government will give you.

    Wish there was a way that while someone is getting welfare money the government could monitor all their purchases. If you are buying alcohol or ciggarettes or purchasing expensive things that are not necessary then you either don't get as much or no money. Another example is my parent's church is the place they give out the WIC stuff to the needy women buy nutritional food for their kids. Some of the cars those people drive are nicer than my parent's and my parents don't drive cheap cars. So you need money to feed your kids but you're driving around in an expensive car or SUV? Sell the stupid thing off, go down to the used car lot and find a good running car for around $5000 and use the $20,000 or whatever the difference is to feed your kids!

    I know there are people that really use the system as it is intended but there are also a lot of people that abuse it which really frustrates someone to see your hard earned money go to waste.
    If it's such a good deal, why don't you quit your job and live off welfare and food stamps?


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