Roger879

Roger879 2 years, 3 months ago on Squawk of the Day - Nov. 22, 2012

Do you understand Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Health Act, which was recently passed by a bi-partisan Congress, has been in the makings for over 2 decades? It is not something that Obama brought to the White House in a little black bag and said "hehehe, this is the first thing I am going to do"...It actually made its political début in a 1989 Heritage Foundation brief titled “Assuring Affordable Health Care for All Americans,” and for the 2 decades was bounced around from president to president and just so happened to land in Obama's lap to be signed. It could have been Bushcare, or Cartercare or Clintoncare. You can read all about it, for those of you who can read read and comprehend, here at this URL.

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2012/06/25/120625fa_fact_klein

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Roger879 2 years, 3 months ago on Squawk of the Day 24 Nov. 2012

My god then what would you do? How would you explain your $75,850 yearly income or was it a $1,300 monthy you said you lived on....I know you twice made reference in old posts. You better make plans if the Democrats are gonna come after your money.....run run run...hahahaha..you give me such a good laugh. Oh now I remember, it was $75,850 you told TRUTH101you made....."from retirement EARNINGS. No Gov't Handouts, no Social Security, no Disability. EARNINGS from several decades of work."

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Roger879 2 years, 3 months ago on Squawk of the Day 24 Nov. 2012

Well personally I think I am entitled to every penny I get from my pensions, my 2 small private ones I worked long enough for to become vested (10 years for each company) and the 21 years I served in the military and get my retirement for, and my Social Security check I began receiving at age 62. I pay under $100 a month for Medicare A & B and nothing for supplemental insurance thru Tricare4Life, and nothing for my medications. I get 90-day supplies free thru mail order. I think I have a sweet life. Pi** and moan all you want, be unhappy till the day you die, but I personally am going to accept things the way they are and be thankful for what I have and get up each day and look back and tell myself that all the years of sacrifice I made, all the truly important things in life I missed out on, the birth of my first child, hearing her first cries while I was in some god awful place in Vietnam or in Korea wondering when in the world the North Korens were ever going to let the USS Pueblo crew go, when my only son was being born....I missed out on so much.......so whether or not SS is an entitlement or not...who the hell cares....get over it. Stop complaining and pay better attention at the ballot box and I DO NOT mean for president......I mean for SENATOR and REPRESENTATIVE....that is where the power lies.......get your heads out of the sand for once and learn how our government works...it is a system of checks and balances.....NO ONE MAN HAS ABSOLUTE POWER......pay attention to who you send to Congress..to who is making the laws..they are the ones you need to be afriad of....Stop watching Fox News and research and learn on your own......you would be amazed at how much you can learn if you just research. There is a world of truth out there. I can remembe when I was in the Minutemen Missile program in the 70's...one of the funniest things I ever used to hear was about the nuclear warheads, pre-launch, and at launch....some funny misconceptions, especially in the movies, just like in these posts about a lot of things, but in the case of the ICBM missiles... I knew the correct answers.

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Roger879 2 years, 3 months ago on Columnist Cal Thomas disrespects service members

But remember, he is entitled to his opinion and we all know opinions are like a**holes....everyone has one......

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Roger879 2 years, 3 months ago on ‘Wind’ blows away guilt from death

I feel that way about Jeff Buckley. He was an extraordinary young artist and he died too young and in too tragic a way and it saddens me everytime I think of him and his life. He was abandoned by his father and made it on his own, and when he finally hit the big time he died at the same age his dad died, but not of a drug overdose the way his talented father, Tim Buckley, died, but in a swimming accident in the Mississippi River. His rendition of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" is probably one of the most beautiful I have ever heard. And if you can by chance get a copy of him doing a reading of Edgar Allan Poe's poem "Ulalume" you will be a convert.

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Roger879 2 years, 3 months ago on Squawk of the Day - Nov. 22, 2012

Yes, the Germans loved the Marshall Plan. I was on a business trip in Germany several years ago and was talking with a phamaceutical rep in a small town near Hannover and admired the enthusiasm of the townspeople. They were having some sort of festival and a white asparagus was the star of the show. They tend to do things of this nature in villages in Europe. Once I attended a festival for bacon in Italy. But anyway, the rep was very proud of the city and of the people and said that none of it would be possible had it not been for the Marshall Plan after the close of WW 2, and the aid of the wonderful Americans. He said without the Plan his father would not have been a doctor, his aunt would not have become a pharmacist, and his uncle, who was a U-Boat commander, would not have been allowed to live out his life in peace. I could write forever some of the stories my Grandpa, a US Army Italian-American resistance fighter in the American Office of Strategic Services (OSS) who was at Dongo by Lake Como in1945 when Mussolini and his lady were shot and hung in Milan...my grandpa had an old b/w photo of them hanging there. I am quite proud to be an American but an sorry to see that we are not the great nation that we once were. I am very proud and thankful for the freedoms I have, that I and others in my family fought for but there is so much wrong that needs to be fixed and my only wish is that in my lifetime, or what is left of it, and I am not a spring chicken, I can see it become the great place it used to be.

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Roger879 2 years, 3 months ago on Squawk of the Day - Nov. 22, 2012

whodat....interesting that you show that webpage where they can go and get the truth about many of the things they are raging about but I don't think they will take the time. I think too many of them are too caught up in the reality that is Fox News (laughing so hard here I may pee myself) to even take the time to even want to find out the real truth. Thank you for the URL tho. I also enjoy the Pulitzer Prize winning page http://www.politifact.com/.,,,and here is a page full of stories about welfare truths and fictions and a few liar,liar, pants on fire.

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Roger879 2 years, 3 months ago on Listening to the classics, how’d music go so wrong?

Barry......love the line about rap music and thankfully I won't be around to listen to it either....now that was funny...thanks for a great laugh.

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Roger879 2 years, 3 months ago on Thankful for the love of an Angel

Yes, they are the most wonderful friends anyone could ever hope for. All my dogs have been ones I have picked up alongside the road or gotten from the pound. They have made the most wonderful companions too, forever faithful. Even my cats have been wonderful..living in the country we needed vermin control and always got some from the pound or from locals and they were wonderful too. Just recently lost a beloved calico to a snake. So sorry for you loss RedEric, it is like losing a family member, I know. Sitting on the deck yesterday with my other pets as the sun went down, spending our quiet time together, I looked at them and could sense they felt the loss of their brother not being there with us.

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Roger879 2 years, 3 months ago on Squawk of the Day - Nov. 20, 2012

I have what is called an endemic memory and I have been reading posts lately and saw another one today by Ruby and remembered she has twice before brought up money and the source of income...pooh!! She can't seem to remember where it comes from so I went back and found it for her so just in case she sees this, here are 2 of your sources. Might I make a suggestion...3 x 5 cards.. a friend of mine told me she uses them to keep up with her lies, it is easier that way. She said she knows that if she told the truth it would be unnecessary but it is so nice to create a character so the 3 x 5 card are so handy. TRUTH might remember the exchange?

TRUTH101 1 month, 1 week ago on ASU programs rated among best by National Publishers How much do you earn?

Sister_Ruby 1 month, 1 week ago on ASU programs rated among best by National Publishers Total household income of $75,850 from retirement EARNINGS. No Gov't Handouts, no Social Security, no Disability. EARNINGS from several decades of work. Only Jeus deserves to answer a Question with a Question, not YOU.


Sister_Ruby 4 months, 3 weeks ago on DCSS pays $700,000 to consultants DCSS pays $700,000 to consultants Sabbs must be driving one of those 5-Class Mercedes or 7-Series BMW's I've been seeing around town in ever increasing numbers. I could live pretty high on 13k a month instead of the 1.3k I've been living on and I've got some skills too.

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