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Old 08-31-2018, 12:22 AM   #2026
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Eh, you've trolled me worse than this before, but I still love your shapely buttocks.

Maybe not sure exactly what you mean though. I don't think there is anything wrong with the truly needy accepting charity. I have had such a low income recently that I would qualify for government assistance, but since I still have assets I haven't used up, I wouldn't really feel right signing up for them.
"Too proud" may have been the wrong terminology for this feeling.
With the way our government misuses our tax dollars, you should feel absolutely no shame in using government benefits.
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Old 08-31-2018, 01:20 AM   #2027
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Define "our government"
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Old 08-31-2018, 03:04 AM   #2028
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Eh, you've trolled me worse than this before, but I still love your shapely buttocks.

Maybe not sure exactly what you mean though. I don't think there is anything wrong with the truly needy accepting charity. I have had such a low income recently that I would qualify for government assistance, but since I still have assets I haven't used up, I wouldn't really feel right signing up for them.
"Too proud" may have been the wrong terminology for this feeling.
Maybe if you gave a little more to charity, the poker gods would favor you more and you'd be winning more asses. As punishment, I request you to join Howard at confession and say 50 "One Time!!" and 100 "Where's the seat change button?"

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Old 08-31-2018, 08:30 AM   #2029
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I think if your assets are worth > $2k then you donít qualify for federal assistance.
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Old 08-31-2018, 01:51 PM   #2030
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Old 08-31-2018, 04:47 PM   #2031
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truly needy ... low income ... qualify
I dislike all of this language because it shows you're still operating under a flawed framework, that there exists some sort of cutoff in income below which someone is "in need" and above which they can take care of themselves.

The government needs to set a poverty line for logistical reasons, it doesn't mean someone $1 above is any less needy than someone $1 below. Needing tgings is way more greyscale and the beauty of personal charity is that you get to decide where you can help and where you can't.

Like if you see an old lady crossing yhe street, would you ask her how much she makes? Blame her for being a millionaire and not having a crosswalk chauffeur to carry her across the street? Would you elect not to help her if her skin were the wrong color? If her destination across the street were a political rally for a candidate you opposed?

I think the framework for charity should be as such: think of things you think should be done, research which of those things aren't done, and decide how you can make it happen.
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Old 08-31-2018, 08:29 PM   #2032
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If charity was such a big deal , people wouldn’t complain like they do in the US about taxes ..

To care about charity means you should care about your fellow Americans and from the outside , we don’t see that at all .

I think it’s moot discussion .
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Old 08-31-2018, 09:39 PM   #2033
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If charity was such a big deal , people wouldnít complain like they do in the US about taxes ..

To care about charity means you should care about your fellow Americans and from the outside , we donít see that at all .

I think itís moot discussion .
Very few of our US tax dollars are used to help our fellow Americans.

Most of it is used for terrorism.

Do you know that the US recently helped Saudi Arabia bomb a school bus in Yemen?
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Old 08-31-2018, 10:56 PM   #2034
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Very few of our US tax dollars are used to help our fellow Americans.

Most of it is used for terrorism.

Do you know that the US recently helped Saudi Arabia bomb a school bus in Yemen?
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The military-industrial complex is a nationís military establishment, as well as the industries involved in the production of armaments and other military materials. In his 1961 farewell address, U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower famously warned the public of the nationís increasingly powerful military-industrial complex and the threat it posed to American democracy. Today, the United States routinely outspends every other country for military and defense expenditures.

Regardless being Democrats or republicains nothing really changed.

Governments are its citizen btw , so as long so much money will go to war industry instead of public education and healthcare for example, alll excuses like the one you use is pointless really...

Talking about charity in the USA while being stuck in a system like that means nothing .
Btw I donít judge you , americains can do wtf they want .
But nothing will ever happen over there for the ętaking care of fellows americains*Ľ because the hypocrisies and contradictions is unbelievably high due to a lot factors that seem will never disappear.
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Old 09-01-2018, 12:21 AM   #2035
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Terrorism is subjective, but JESUS CHRIST guys, let's not devolve into an obtuse politarding. I hate having to bust out posts longer than oh, say, 15 words, but I will absolutely not stand for this!

In other news, I am planning on playing 20/40 again in about two weeks with my last 1k in fun money. Last two times I've taken shots I have ran mediocre but luckily been in the must-move at Canterbury with weak opponents so I was profitable.
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Old 09-01-2018, 01:24 AM   #2036
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I think if your assets are worth > $2k then you donít qualify for federal assistance.
What kind of federal assistance were you meaning here? I was thinking of state programs like unemployment and food stamps.
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Old 09-01-2018, 02:02 PM   #2037
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I think it's silly though, mostly because I'm sure nearly every bishop in the worldwide church has been complicit in the abuse of children.
At one level, you're probably right. They have participated in a power system that has helped to perpetuate the problem. But...

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There are some 400,000 priests and 5,000 bishops. There are certainly some bishops that knew what was happening, but it's hard to generalize that when thinking about an international organization of this size. It's like saying that the manager of a local Starbucks is complicit in the arrest of the two black men who were waiting for a friend. You might be able to successfully argue that they work for the same "evil and racist organization" (Note: I don't see Starbucks that way), but it's really hard to meaningfully pin responsibility across the board like that.
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Old 09-01-2018, 10:03 PM   #2038
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Re: 2018 NC/LC - Misteaks Were Made

I took a chance and went to see Crazy Rich Asians. I rate the movie A+++. It is so hilariously over-the-top I consider it a must see while it's still in theaters.
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Old 09-02-2018, 09:21 AM   #2039
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What kind of federal assistance were you meaning here? I was thinking of state programs like unemployment and food stamps.
Oh ok. Those likely have different guidelines depending on state. I was referring to social security.
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Old 09-02-2018, 09:59 AM   #2040
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Oh ok. Those likely have different guidelines depending on state. I was referring to social security.
People certainly get social security who have lots of money already.
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Old 09-02-2018, 10:14 AM   #2041
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I’m not sure about the law. Those people are probably retired and are receiving the pension form of social security, provided that they put in the requisite number of quarters. Those people under 65(?) with disabilities are not supposed to receive benefits if assets total $2k.
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Old 09-02-2018, 12:32 PM   #2042
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Oh, I certainly wasn't talking about anything like disability, I don't qualify for that. I am surprised if some people on disability don't own houses and cars though.
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Old 09-02-2018, 12:34 PM   #2043
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You can have one car but if it’s worth a decent amount of money then you will be denied.
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Old 09-02-2018, 01:13 PM   #2044
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I just looked into it out of curiosity. The limits you're referring to are for people on supplemental security income, who were disabled before age 26, or never worked significantly. Social security disability, for people who paid into the system for years, don't have those limits. I guess you and I are familiar with people who are under different programs.
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Old 09-02-2018, 01:23 PM   #2045
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yeah there are probably a thousand different rules and regulations.
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Old 09-02-2018, 09:56 PM   #2046
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Maybe if you gave a little more to charity, the poker gods would favor you more and you'd be winning more asses. As punishment, I request you to join Howard at confession and say 50 "One Time!!" and 100 "Where's the seat change button?"



I've always thought of it as the cronies who've always been in power
HOW DID YOU GUYS MISS WINNING ASSES THAT IS COMIC GOLD???!!!
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Old 09-02-2018, 09:57 PM   #2047
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Terrorism is subjective, but JESUS CHRIST guys, let's not devolve into an obtuse politarding. I hate having to bust out posts longer than oh, say, 15 words, but I will absolutely not stand for this!

In other news, I am planning on playing 20/40 again in about two weeks with my last 1k in fun money. Last two times I've taken shots I have ran mediocre but luckily been in the must-move at Canterbury with weak opponents so I was profitable.
Tell me when you are taking your shot and Iíll root for you.

You know $1k is like nothing in that high variance game right?
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Old 09-03-2018, 12:27 AM   #2048
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At one level, you're probably right. They have participated in a power system that has helped to perpetuate the problem. But...



There are some 400,000 priests and 5,000 bishops. There are certainly some bishops that knew what was happening, but it's hard to generalize that when thinking about an international organization of this size. It's like saying that the manager of a local Starbucks is complicit in the arrest of the two black men who were waiting for a friend. You might be able to successfully argue that they work for the same "evil and racist organization" (Note: I don't see Starbucks that way), but it's really hard to meaningfully pin responsibility across the board like that.

I suspect that for most, particularly almost all in the USA, it's the difference between knowing something is going on and "knowing" something is going on. In other words, the difference between having evidence or hearing whispers.

We rightly find their passivity and inaction repulsive when the underlying crime is child rape. Hopefully each of us would do much better in that situation. But in practical terms there's not an obvious game plan for how one should handle a situation. If your'e a bishop in a different state, calling the local police isn't going to accomplish much with no evidence, especially with the weight of the Catholic Church against you. Going through the clerical hierarchy was apparently equally futile. Resigning your post would be the most honorable thing, I think, but that doesn't change anything institutionally either.

None of this is to make an excuse for their inaction, certainly not for the collective evil of the coverup. But it's not hard to see how individual paralysis leads to institutional inertia.
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Old 09-03-2018, 04:31 AM   #2049
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Needle in the haystack but thx lol
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Tell me when you are taking your shot and Iíll root for you.

You know $1k is like nothing in that high variance game right?
I will be sure to post when I am going to do it.

Even if I dump the monies it would technically be what I've won from the game already so I'm not entirely opposed to it, but yes, I am aware of how the 20 is
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