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Phat
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From: Denver,Colorado USA
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Message 1381 of 1386 (883277)
11-25-2020 1:50 PM
Reply to: Message 1380 by ringo
11-25-2020 11:36 AM


Re: Tit For Tat With Ringo & Phat
ringo writes:

I DEFINITELY DO promote equality.

All men are created equal. Thus I too promote equality in that measure. What I dont promote is eliminating the middle working class and "raise the tide" so that I make as much as you do. If you want to make what I make you need to earn it. Not have it handed to you and all the other "spangers" hanging out at the library or local pub.

And if you come work at my store, you start out making ten bucks an hour pushing carts. You dont geet hired to run my cash register while I am forced to do harder labor simply because I make more due to having worked 30 years in the industry.

And if you are a minority class demanding reparations for what the US did to you for 100 years, I'm not paying any extra bill. We are all equal, remember?


"A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes." ~Mark Twain "
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“…far from science having buried God, not only do the results of science point towards his existence, but the scientific enterprise itself is validated by his existence.”- Dr.John Lennox

“The whole war between the atheist and the theist comes down to this: the atheist believes a 'what' created the universe; the theist believes a 'who' created the universe.”
- Criss Jami, Killo

“The most difficult subjects can be explained to the most slow-witted man if he has not formed any idea of them already; but the simplest thing cannot be made clear to the most intelligent man if he is firmly persuaded that he knows already, without a shadow of a doubt, what is laid before him.” — Leo Tolstoy, The Kingdom of God is Within You
(1894).


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ringo
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From: frozen wasteland
Joined: 03-23-2005
Member Rating: 3.8


Message 1382 of 1386 (883303)
11-26-2020 11:37 AM
Reply to: Message 1381 by Phat
11-25-2020 1:50 PM


Re: Tit For Tat With Ringo & Phat
Phat writes:

What I dont promote is eliminating the middle working class...


Neither do I.

Phat writes:

... and "raise the tide" so that I make as much as you do.


You already make more than I do. I'm advocating that the ones who make less than I do should make as much as I do because it's enough to survive on.

Phat writes:

If you want to make what I make you need to earn it.


You know damn well that the masses clamoring for your job will earn the money just as much as you do.

Phat writes:

Not have it handed to you and all the other "spangers" hanging out at the library or local pub.


It was Jesus who told you to help the poor.

Phat writes:

And if you come work at my store, you start out making ten bucks an hour pushing carts. You dont geet hired to run my cash register while I am forced to do harder labor simply because I make more due to having worked 30 years in the industry.


Y'know, I wrote a fairly long post and this has nothing to do with anything I wrote. Why can't you discuss something honestly instead of just using me to bounce your rants off?

"I've been to Moose Jaw, now I can die." -- John Wing

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Phat
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Posts: 14881
From: Denver,Colorado USA
Joined: 12-30-2003


Message 1383 of 1386 (883317)
11-27-2020 9:48 AM
Reply to: Message 1382 by ringo
11-26-2020 11:37 AM


Re: Tit For Tat With Ringo & Phat
I want to clear a few things up in regards to myself, what I believe, and what I know deep down to be true. So in regards to my assertion that you want to eliminate the middle working class, you adamantly deny that you do. You want to raise the poor masses up to a level where they too can support themselves. I would guess that you are a few years older than I, and likely retired or semi retired. You have simple needs, as should I. I require food, clothing, shelter, and some sort of universal health care. Now to be realistic, Canada and the United States can afford to support their poor to a degree while other third world countries cannot. Mexico, for example, has no social security. It is the job of the children in the family to help support their parents.
One fear that I have is the idea that I, as a working class American who barely has much savings apart from what I may inherit some day am expected to care for the poor impoverished masses globally. And I believe this is what the conservative agenda fears about globalism. It is one thing to feed clothe and shelter the old people in Saskatchewan and quite another to also be responsible for Africa, India, and South America...Mexico included. Granted we don't do that now...except through the humanitarian aid and the military industrial complex fighting other power groups intent on exploiting the people...which ends up destabilizing everything anyway.

ringo writes:

I'm advocating that the ones who make less than I do should make as much as I do because it's enough to survive on.

Again, that may work in Canada or the US and some Scandinavian countries, but is impractical as a globalist concept. Milton Friedman had it right. You cannot tax your way to prosperity. There needs to be an engine to generate the wealth to begin with.

AOC has talked of a green new deal. Question is, who in the heck is expected to pay for this practical idea? Greta Thurnberg? Essentially it eliminates the road to getting wealthy. We are all stuck together as a mass of workers against the wealthy rather than aspiring to become comfortable ourselves.

I mean...whats wrong with me wanting a new car with fuel efficiency, windows that roll down,(My old clunker has windows that cant roll down due to a flaw in the design)

Whats wrong with wanting a vacation once a year without worrying if the homeless guy has food and alcohol every day? If I were as altruistic as you (and perhaps Jesus) suggest, I would never be able to acquire things for myself.


"A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes." ~Mark Twain "
***
“…far from science having buried God, not only do the results of science point towards his existence, but the scientific enterprise itself is validated by his existence.”- Dr.John Lennox

“The whole war between the atheist and the theist comes down to this: the atheist believes a 'what' created the universe; the theist believes a 'who' created the universe.”
- Criss Jami, Killo

“The most difficult subjects can be explained to the most slow-witted man if he has not formed any idea of them already; but the simplest thing cannot be made clear to the most intelligent man if he is firmly persuaded that he knows already, without a shadow of a doubt, what is laid before him.” — Leo Tolstoy, The Kingdom of God is Within You
(1894).


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ringo
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Posts: 18854
From: frozen wasteland
Joined: 03-23-2005
Member Rating: 3.8


Message 1384 of 1386 (883318)
11-27-2020 11:28 AM
Reply to: Message 1383 by Phat
11-27-2020 9:48 AM


Re: Tit For Tat With Ringo & Phat
Phat writes:

One fear that I have is the idea that I, as a working class American who barely has much savings apart from what I may inherit some day am expected to care for the poor impoverished masses globally.


It's Jesus who expects you to care about the poor impoverished masses. Go ye into all the world.

Phat writes:

And I believe this is what the conservative agenda fears about globalism.


What the conservative agenda fears is losing its own pile. It doesn't give a flying fuck about you. You're a dupe. As long as they can fool you into doing their bidding, they don't have to worry about YOU questioning their wealth.

Phat writes:

Again, that may work in Canada or the US and some Scandinavian countries, but is impractical as a globalist concept.


Why? Instead of just parroting right-wing propaganda, why don't you THINK about it?

Phat writes:

You cannot tax your way to prosperity. There needs to be an engine to generate the wealth to begin with.


That engine is the people.

Phat writes:

AOC has talked of a green new deal.


What the hell is an AOC?

Phat writes:

Question is, who in the heck is expected to pay for this practical idea?


See above. The people. Pay them more and they can pay more.

Phat writes:

Essentially it eliminates the road to getting wealthy.


And that's a bad thing? Why?
quote:
Luke 18:24-25 And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, he said, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God! For it is easier for a camel to go through a needle's eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

Since you are fond of the idea of people "choosing Hell", there's something close to confirmation for you: People who choose riches are choosing Hell.

Phat writes:

We are all stuck together as a mass of workers against the wealthy rather than aspiring to become comfortable ourselves.


Becoming wealthy and becoming comfortable are vastly different things. I advocate that EVERYBODY should become comfortable.

Phat writes:

If I were as altruistic as you (and perhaps Jesus) suggest, I would never be able to acquire things for myself.


The problem is that you can't be as wealthy as Trump without being as vicious as Trump.

"I've been to Moose Jaw, now I can die." -- John Wing

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NosyNed
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From: Canada
Joined: 04-04-2003


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Message 1385 of 1386 (883331)
11-29-2020 9:53 AM
Reply to: Message 1383 by Phat
11-27-2020 9:48 AM


Paying for it
AOC has talked of a green new deal. Question is, who in the heck is expected to pay for this practical idea? Greta Thurnberg? Essentially it eliminates the road to getting wealthy. We are all stuck together as a mass of workers against the wealthy rather than aspiring to become comfortable ourselves.

Pay? Have a look at Australia. The states with the hightest use of "green" have the lowest electricity costs. Going green can pay you.

Pay? Would you rather pay the trillions of cost when Florida goes under? Do you like having air that kills? Green is a cheap price.

Pay? I have an electric car now. Expensive up front but that is changing fast. It's better to drive and, if I live long enough, cheaper to run so again green doesn't have to cost it can pay.

Just why on earth do you think going green "eliminates the road to getting wealthy"? It's made Musk the 2nd richest man in the world and investing in "green" made me more than the cost of the car.

Please explain and check your facts.

The reason Trump's "beautiful coal" plan failed utterly isn't because green cost anything to replace it but because green (and gas for now) is cheaper and pays you. Now gas is, in the right locations, being replaced by green because green is so much cheaper.

Pay? How about just taking the billions (trillions) paid to the fossil fuel giants and using that? Green and no extra cost.


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Phat
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Posts: 14881
From: Denver,Colorado USA
Joined: 12-30-2003


Message 1386 of 1386 (883334)
11-29-2020 2:39 PM
Reply to: Message 1385 by NosyNed
11-29-2020 9:53 AM


Re: Paying for it
You have a point, Ned.

As I review this topic, I want to steer it back to its intial premise regarding Gods All Knowingness, human responsibility, and the responsibility shared.

Ostensibly we are co-laborers with Christ on this planet and one would wonder if He favored Green Newe Deals over continued burning of fossil fuels. And I would agree that Yes, Jesus would favor a green new deal.

Ned makes sense in pointing out the cost benefits and in a big picture context, God likely would urge us to try and help each other globally rather than individually and selfishly.

As a conservative l;leaning believer, I would of course be somewhat concerned with the politics behind these philosophies.

Edited by Phat, : No reason given.


"A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes." ~Mark Twain "
***
“…far from science having buried God, not only do the results of science point towards his existence, but the scientific enterprise itself is validated by his existence.”- Dr.John Lennox

“The whole war between the atheist and the theist comes down to this: the atheist believes a 'what' created the universe; the theist believes a 'who' created the universe.”
- Criss Jami, Killo

“The most difficult subjects can be explained to the most slow-witted man if he has not formed any idea of them already; but the simplest thing cannot be made clear to the most intelligent man if he is firmly persuaded that he knows already, without a shadow of a doubt, what is laid before him.” — Leo Tolstoy, The Kingdom of God is Within You
(1894).


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