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Old 07-15-2019, 04:33 PM   #1
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I saw the below quote recently in "American Handgunner" magazine and thought of you guys here, as we all appear to be mostly like-minded.....

“There appears to be a decline in rational thinking. The United States has become a place where entertainers and professional athletes are mistaken for people of importance. They are idolized and treated like leaders; their opinions are sought on everything and they take themselves just as seriously......after all, if an athlete is paid a million or more a year, he knows he’s important....so his opinions of foreign affairs and domestic policies must be important too, even though he proves himself to be ignorant and sub-literate every time he opens his mouth.” – Robert Heinlein

Seems this is seen every time the news is turned on.....
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Old 07-15-2019, 05:11 PM   #2
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I saw the below quote recently in "American Handgunner" magazine and thought of you guys here, as we all appear to be mostly like-minded.....

“There appears to be a decline in rational thinking. The United States has become a place where entertainers and professional athletes are mistaken for people of importance. They are idolized and treated like leaders; their opinions are sought on everything and they take themselves just as seriously......after all, if an athlete is paid a million or more a year, he knows he’s important....so his opinions of foreign affairs and domestic policies must be important too, even though he proves himself to be ignorant and sub-literate every time he opens his mouth.” — Robert Heinlein

Seems this is seen every time the news is turned on.....
Yes indeed who gives a F what they think.....
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Old 07-16-2019, 05:22 AM   #4
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This article was written by a college student by the name of Alyssa Ahlgren, who's in grad school for her MBA.

"College Student: My Generation Is Blind to the Prosperity around Us”

I’m sitting in a small coffee shop near Nokomis trying to think of what to write about. I scroll through my newsfeed on my phone looking at the latest headlines of political candidates calling for policies to “fix” the so-called injustices of capitalism. I put my phone down and continue to look around. I see people talking freely, working on their MacBook’s, ordering food they get in an instant, seeing cars go by outside, and it dawned on me. We live in the most privileged time in the most prosperous nation and we’ve become completely blind to it. Vehicles, food, technology, freedom to associate with whom we choose. These things are so ingrained in our American way of life we don’t give them a second thought. We are so well off here in the United States that our poverty line begins 31 times above the global average. Thirty. One. Times. Virtually no one in the United States is considered poor by global standards. Yet, in a time where we can order a product off Amazon with one click and have it at our doorstep the next day, we are unappreciative, unsatisfied, and ungrateful.

Our unappreciation is evident as the popularity of socialist policies among my generation continues to grow. Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently said to Newsweek talking about the millennial generation, “An entire generation, which is now becoming one of the largest electorates in America, came of age and never saw American prosperity.”

Never saw American prosperity! Let that sink in.

When I first read that statement, I thought to myself, that was quite literally the most entitled and factually illiterate thing I’ve ever heard in my 26 years on this earth. Many young people agree with her, which is entirely misguided. My generation is being indoctrinated by a mainstream narrative to actually believe we have never seen prosperity. I know this first hand, I went to college, let’s just say I didn’t have the popular opinion, but I digress.

Why then, with all of the overwhelming evidence around us, evidence that I can even see sitting at a coffee shop, do we not view this as prosperity? We have people who are dying to get into our country. People around the world destitute and truly impoverished. Yet, we have a young generation convinced they’ve never seen prosperity, and as a result, elect politicians dead set on taking steps towards abolishing capitalism. Why?

The answer is this, my generation has only seen prosperity. We have no contrast. We didn’t live in the great depression, or live through two world wars, the Korean War, The Vietnam War or see the rise and fall of socialism and communism. We don’t know what it’s like to live without the internet, without cars, without smartphones. We don’t have a lack of prosperity problem. We have an entitlement problem, an ungratefulness problem, and it’s spreading like a plague.
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The United States has become a place where entertainers and professional athletes are mistaken for people of importance. — Robert Heinlein[/I]
I always point out that many Many MANY of these "entertainers" providing foreign affairs, financial, and immigration 'advice' -- dropped out of high school to go be entertainers.

I tell 'em: "If your bank, or doctor, or financial advisor had dropped out of high school -- would you let him near your life?!
Yeah, thought not. "
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Irrational thinkers (read Democrats) may be running this country in two years. Maybe, just maybe, YOU should rethink your thinking!


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Old 07-16-2019, 10:22 AM   #7
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Irrational thinkers (read Democrats) may be running this country in two years. Maybe, just maybe, YOU should rethink your thinking!

I'm too old to change and every year I get a bit more conservative.

Billy Blythe Clinton turned me from a "sometime" democrat voter to a Republican.

Barack Hussein Soetoro Obama turned me into a far right voter.

The Mittens, Ryan, Never Trumpers and Deep State have helped me become a far right Conservative voter (definitely not a repub)!

I am what I am because of what I have seen and experienced in life and the history I've read.
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