User Profile: NotSoCommonSense

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  • [9] September 28, 2016 at 12:32pm

    “Black Lives Matter is harmful to racial relations in the United States.”

    I would have been curious to hear the results of that debate…but I guess some people were overly concerned about what may have resulted, so they had to shut it down and shout racial slurs to make sure no one ever found out the answer…yup, that makes sense!

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  • September 28, 2016 at 8:57am

    Render unto Ceaser “that which is Ceaser’s”. Well in this case “that which is Ceaser’s” is defined by the tax law.

    Right and nor are ethics and morals relevant to what YOU think. So you can say and think it is unethical, but that does not make it so.

    You continue to relate moral issues to how much someone pays in taxes. The reason abortion, adultery, slavery are all morally wrong is because you contrast them against a moral compass (apparently in this case the teachings of Jesus).

    But since it is not a matter of what you nor I think, then who can say it is immoral or unethical?

  • September 27, 2016 at 2:40pm

    So because you don’t know the facts, you assume he is guilty of tax fraud??? So much for innocent until proven guilty. For the record, I agree that it is probably a bad decision not to release them as people like yourself will only assume the worst. But by releasing them he now has to fight a 2-3 week news cycle where everyone scrutinizes his tax records.

    Jesus’ reference to Ceaser stated that we should pay what is due. And if you can legally reduce “what is due” then again – no discrepancy. Obeying the law is a ‘moral obligation” – not paying more taxes…so if you can obey the law and not pay taxes – then there is no moral issue!

    Trump can ‘press the outer boundaries’ of the tax code – that is why this country performs audits. Nothing wrong with pressing the ‘outer boundaries’ so long as you stay within the boundaries. The tax code has a lot of grey areas and we rely on tax professionals to tell us how to interpret them to our benefit and the IRS may disagree – only time will tell.

    Your analogy about adultery doesn’t hold water because it doesn’t matter how the law defines adultery – that is between me and my wife and because I love my wife I would never put myself in that situation.

    However, to continue the lame analogy assume that my wife was perfectly okay with that situation and that we agreed with each other that “pressing the outer bounds” it acceptable, does that then make it okay or ethical?

  • September 27, 2016 at 1:30pm

    Abortion and adultery are moral questions – paying taxes is not. What you are saying is that if you and I are both doing well and I figure out – legally – how to avoid paying taxes and you did not figure that out then some how I did something morally wrong. It’s just not the case!

    When I prepare my taxes I look for every deduction I can take and I assume you do the same.

    Your argument is off base – what you should be arguing for is a correction in the tax law that prevents someone from taking advantage of these legal tax shelters. Something like a flat tax or a fair tax. Bottom line is that the government sets up the tax code and Donald abided by it. And if he did not abide by it, then I agree, now we have an ethical issue – if he broke the law.

    It does not matter what anyone thinks is fair – he played by the same rules and figured out how to pay less taxes – period!

    And please refrain from making stupid comments about me willing to cheat on my wife simply because I disagree with you – it does nothing to support your argument!

  • September 27, 2016 at 12:42pm

    Actually conservatism did not happen – that is part of the problem!

  • September 27, 2016 at 12:38pm

    Actually what I want is for the government to worry about national security and then get the heck of the way!

    Neither one of them can create jobs – they can only create an environment to allow jobs to be created or to prevent them from being created

  • September 27, 2016 at 12:36pm

    You’re kidding right? If you could legally avoid paying income taxes, you would pay them anyway? And, if it is indeed legal, then there is nothing unethical about it!

  • September 27, 2016 at 9:35am

    Why would you walk back a statement that said abiding by the law to pay your minimum amount of taxes is smart – we all do that and the less you can pay the smarter you are – He is right about one thing – I am sick of how our tax dollars are poorly managed and utterly wasted and that is not an incentive to want to pay more!

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  • September 27, 2016 at 8:27am

    We are going to use the museum to make the political statement that Donald Trump is not allowed here because he was going to use it for political purposes….yup make sense!

  • [1] September 26, 2016 at 9:42am

    This speaks volumes about George Bush. To even want to be anywhere near these people after they blamed everything that went wrong during their administration on you – why would you have anything to do with them?

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  • [3] September 23, 2016 at 9:01am

    Here is a cogent point that she needs to be told over and over – kids are not dressing up like other races – they are dressing up like Disney characters which they have done for 50+ years!

  • September 23, 2016 at 8:47am

    The additionally sad thing about this (and many other things like it) is that the administration of a college wastes so much time dealing with it – and for what?

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  • September 23, 2016 at 8:43am

    To be a little more accurate he should have said ‘some’ of the protestors ‘hate white people’ and then left off the reason as that is just an assumption. Let them speak for themselves as to why they hate white people.

  • September 22, 2016 at 1:45pm

    @Zappa – you state that abortion as birth control is unacceptable – I assume that is because you understand that it is murdering the child and we shouldn’t do that for such frivolous reasons.

    So couple questions:
    1.) if it is not murdering a child – then who cares for what reason or how many abortions occur?
    2.) if it is murder – then how can you justify allowing a woman to choose it?

    Let’s apply the same logic to a mother of a new born – she has ‘buyers remorse’ and decides that it “isn’t always the best / ‘right’ choice” (as you put it) and she terminates the life of that child.

  • [-1] September 22, 2016 at 12:55pm

    GIVE ME A BREAK – I don’t have 8 accounts, do you? Who cares how hard a bank pushes for cross sales – I say no and move on and if I get sick of them asking – I switch banks. Is it really this guys fault that so many people decided it was a good idea to open multiple accounts simply because they were asked or advised?

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  • [1] September 22, 2016 at 12:52pm

    If only this phony would question Hillary Clinton like that! She has ‘taken responsibility’ for her actions too – and she changed nothing! Here is a good response to lizzy – I will resign when Hillary steps down as a candidate because clearly that is your definition of ‘taking responsibility’

  • [1] September 22, 2016 at 12:43pm

    Sean – I sure hope for your sake that this man lives up to his campaign promises or you’ll look like a fool for hitching your cart to that horse!

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  • September 22, 2016 at 12:41pm

    Farrakhan – you are a disgrace! Obama spent put us into 9 trillion dollars of debt since getting into office and much of it was income redistribution … but somehow none of it made it to any black people – at least according this fool!

  • [1] September 22, 2016 at 12:33pm

    “In 2015, The Washington Post launched a real-time database to track fatal police shootings, and the project continues this year. As of Sunday, 1,502 people have been shot and killed by on-duty police officers since Jan. 1, 2015. Of them, 732 were white, and 381 were black (and 382 were of another or unknown race).”

    Seems to me that you have a better chance of not getting shot as a black person since nearly half of all fatalities committed by police are against white people…so QUIT BEING STUPID!

  • [5] September 22, 2016 at 12:06pm

    “In 2015, The Washington Post launched a real-time database to track fatal police shootings, and the project continues this year. As of Sunday, 1,502 people have been shot and killed by on-duty police officers since Jan. 1, 2015. Of them, 732 were white, and 381 were black (and 382 were of another or unknown race).”

    Seems to me, if there is an epidemic, it is against white people. Or is it against ‘other or unknown races’? Why is it that I haven’t seen a news story on any of the 732 deaths of white people? Why is it that I haven’t seen on riot? Nearly twice as many dead and nothing!

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