User Profile: theamericanvision

theamericanvision

Member Since: September 01, 2010

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  • December 7, 2012 at 2:38pm

    Challenge them. Ask them what they need and why. If it’s money for gas, offer to buy them gas. If it’s money for a bus ticket, offer to meet them at the bus station. If they want food, offer to go pick them something up. This will 100% filter out the needy from the typical “pan handlers” as the needy will do what it takes and take you up on your offer. I’ve helped fill a couple of gas tanks and provided some meals but even more, watched people switch and ask me to just give them the money–ain’t gonna happen.

  • December 7, 2012 at 2:29pm

    Well said!

  • December 7, 2012 at 2:27pm

    Having been on both ends of this scenario myself, it’s far more difficult to ask for help than it is to give it yet I argue that giving has the greatest reward. I have had more than one Christmas that just showed up on my doorstep. We’re good people. If you want to help don’t ask if people need help, ask them what they would like most right now. They’ll tell you that. If it’s something extravagant, they likely haven’t hurt enough yet. I remember a friend asking me what I wanted most one Christmas and my answer was to be able to pay the mortgage. My mortgage was paid and presents under the tree from people I had rarely even talked with.

    God bless ProZacDose! It takes a real man to put his family before his pride!

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  • December 5, 2012 at 12:19pm

    While I love to read all of the “Big Oil” conspiracies, I fear that the truth may be a bit more sobering. While I do have to admit I haven’t researched the fundamentals, my gut is telling me that what we are seeing is the result of that 34% not affected by the price of oil, which is bad. If I’m correct, we’re seeing that gas prices have been able to remain high as stimulus cash dumps into the economy, meanwhile demand for oil for non-fuel purposes is falling. In other words, the demand for oil to make stuff (like plastics and other core goods) is dropping. Tell-tale sign that the economy is about to slow, again.

  • October 5, 2012 at 2:19pm

    How long before riots are blamed on this?

  • September 14, 2012 at 12:59pm

    WTF? This guy must have the worst job in the world trying to spin this crap! I don’t recall seeing Egypt, Libyan, French, German, etc. flags on fire. These are not protests, these are attacks and our response has been shameful!

  • September 14, 2012 at 12:24pm

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Obama fakes an injury!

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  • September 13, 2012 at 2:18pm

    There doesn’t need to be. This was announced as, “open-ended”. This can go on for ever.

  • September 11, 2012 at 1:57pm

    2009.. Okay, so it wasn’t the Bush administration. There’s gotta be a way to blame it on him! There’s a movie in this, I want to know what happened between Colorado and Florida!

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  • September 11, 2012 at 1:51pm

    So, he lost it during the Bush administration! I’m just saying…

  • August 16, 2012 at 2:56pm

    @PAYATTENTIONPPL Q: Why is it always so windy in Texas? A: The rest of the country sucks!

  • August 16, 2012 at 10:09am

    There are bad breeds of dogs. Pitbulls should all be put down. Yes, they are loyal-to a fault. I had the pleasure when I was 12 watching my best friends well-treated pitbull bite our other friends nose off without provocation. It’s sad, but they’re dangerous and not protected by the 2nd amendment!

  • August 8, 2012 at 12:46pm

    “Trying to draw some parallel between the burglary… rates in Britain because we don’t have guns, what would you suggest? We go and arm everyone in Britain to kill everyone that burgles their house?”

    –Yup.

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  • August 1, 2012 at 6:25pm

    Haven’t been to Chick-fil-a in over a year. Went today and proudly stood in one of the 5 lines running all the way to the back of store. I was amazed at how quickly we were served. Despite the complete surprise, we were out in about 15 minutes. Nothing like when the Post Office has “unexpected” spike in business, oh say the two weeks before Christmas!

    It was a great experience, diverse crowd and all more than happy to wait as long as it took. Kudos to Chick-fil-a and kudos to Americans voting with their wallets!

    Not only is a bit of hope restored, but my tummy was happy, too!

  • July 13, 2012 at 10:47am

    All this courtesy of communism! In a free market, the private sector would have seen the potential of profit for use of these centers and put them to work. Look at Salt Lake City; ten years after their winter games and the venue’s are still clean, vibrant and used daily.

  • June 20, 2012 at 5:07pm

    I can’t imagine knowing what your dad is capable of to protect you. He will be scarred and will ALWAYS be his daughters’ hero. I hope my daughters understand I would do the same. Hero. Period.

  • June 18, 2012 at 3:48pm

    Parked outside, in the open by empty containers, next to what appears to be a decommissioned F-16… I’m sure it’s some super-classified, reverse-engineered spacecraft parked as a beacon to everybody with an internet connection.

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  • June 15, 2012 at 5:35pm

    I hear wedding bells! We’re almost there… Maybe if she can get to a U.S. military base they can become, “Squid and Wife.”

  • June 15, 2012 at 10:05am

    I was at best, luke-warm on Romney during the primaries. His performance since (including this event) is getting me fired up! Romney 2012!

  • June 14, 2012 at 1:49pm

    Use your opponent against themselves. Sounds easy enough, but to execute like this…brilliant! This could be the whole Romney strategy.. There’s enough that Obama campaigned against that he is now doing, ignoring or supporting that it should be a home-run.