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    "The government that governs least, governs best"

    -Thomas Paine (attributed to Jefferson and Thoreau as well)

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    Quote Originally Posted by KillaKiel View Post
    "The government that governs least, governs best"

    -Thomas Paine (attributed to Jefferson and Thoreau as well)

    NICE!! I have Common Sense on the Kindle

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    Quote Originally Posted by CBSCREWBY View Post
    Harris Teeter Signs up all over the lot. I might be missing something, but is that going to be a bad thing? Easy bike ride from Canal and right next to the ABC store. Sounds like heaven...
    I hope we get the Harris Teeter. I am not too satisfied with Food Lion's service, although their prices are fairly competitive. Regardless, we need something there to fill the Jubilee Park "gap." Hopefully, the Harris Teeter (if it comes) will bring more attention to the area - it would be nice to get our movie theater back. Harris Teeter, ABC & the movie theater would make a great tri-fecta.

    If you're on Canal, what block do you surf? I'm on 600 CB North.

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    "the trouble with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money" M. Thatcher

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    "Don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining"
    "If my Aunt had a d!ck, she'd be my Uncle"
    "If a society gives up some freedom for security, it is then neither free nor secure"
    "We have about as much a chance of stopping that ballpark from being built as a one-legged man winning an a$$ kicking contest!"
    All quotes by Ben Franklin

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    Quote Originally Posted by hanna View Post
    since this has evolved into the CB thread: i just went out at Pelican Watch...big and clean and gnarly on the inside, sea and sky are gray and ominous...no one out as far as the eye can see...i normally like surfing alone, but not today. caught a nice one and decided to leave it at that for the night. because one wave is a whole lot better than none...
    I surfed WB South End from 4:30 'til about 5:15. Everyone was closer to the pier--I was near the jetty and the water was smelling really fishy. Caught 4 pretty good waves but had to call it a day when a pod of baitfish got crushed by a fairly large shark about 6 feet away from me. Saw the shark but it was pretty sudsy, was either a "smaller" Bull or a Sand Tiger. I don't know that I have ever paddled that fast.

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    romney 2012

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    Quote Originally Posted by hanna View Post
    since this has evolved into the CB thread: i just went out at Pelican Watch...big and clean and gnarly on the inside, sea and sky are gray and ominous...no one out as far as the eye can see...i normally like surfing alone, but not today. caught a nice one and decided to leave it at that for the night. because one wave is a whole lot better than none...
    The CB thread...nice. I just made it back to the house. Looking out there right now - pretty choppy, but some nice faces every now and then. Looking forward to a cleaner tomorrow - most likely Sunday or Monday. Stay safe ya'll.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aka pumpmaster View Post
    "When the common good of a society is regarded as something apart from and superior to the individual good of its members, it means that the good of some men takes precedence over the good of others, with those others consigned to the status of sacrificial animals." Ayn Rand

    'Taking your money under threat of violence is evil whether it's done by the thug or the government' aka pumpmaster
    Wait, there's an election? Didn't we just have one of those 4 years ago, why do we need another one?

    "Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness of the people; and not for profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men; therefore, the people alone have an incontestable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to institute government; and to reform, alter, or totally change the same, when their protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness require it."
    ~John Adams

    “Duty, then is the sublimest word in our language. Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more; you should never wish to do less.“
    Robert E. Lee

    “Duty, Honor, Country. Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be.“
    Douglas MacArthur

    “We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.”
    Benjamin Franklin

    “To the efficacy and permanency of your Union, a government for the whole is indispensable. No alliance, however strict, between the parts can be an adequate substitute; they must inevitably experience the infractions and interruptions which all alliances in all times have experienced. Sensible of this momentous truth, you have improved upon your first essay, by the adoption of a constitution of government better calculated than your former for an intimate union, and for the efficacious management of your common concerns. This government, the offspring of our own choice, uninfluenced and unawed, adopted upon full investigation and mature deliberation, completely free in its principles, in the distribution of its powers, uniting security with energy, and containing within itself a provision for its own amendment, has a just claim to your confidence and your support. Respect for its authority, compliance with its laws, acquiescence in its measures, are duties enjoined by the fundamental maxims of true liberty. The basis of our political systems is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitutions of government. But the Constitution which at any time exists, till changed by an explicit and authentic act of the whole people, is sacredly obligatory upon all. The very idea of the power and the right of the people to establish government presupposes the duty of every individual to obey the established government.”
    George Washington

    Duty: obligatory tasks, conduct, service, or functions that arise from one's position (as in life or in a group)

    Ayn Rand and her Nietzsche-ian view can’t hold a candle to the words of true patriots. All who knew, individually we are weak, collectively we are strong and in times of crisis, the needs of the many do indeed outweigh the good of the individual. Ayn Rand was no American patriot. Nor did she believe that the individual had any obligation to any other individual, collective or government; which in my personal moral philosophy is wrong. I truly believe that we are put on this earth to make it a better place for our children, our neighbors, our communities and to help those less fortunate than ourselves. I try to do that. Admittedly, this is a very different place than Adams & Washington envisioned, but I cannot believe that Rand’s philosophies are the answer. I don’t like paying taxes either Pump and I sure do believe that we need a smaller central government and need to reduce the debt; but espousing the ideology that the individual is more important than our society at large is short sighted. “. . .secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity” Sometimes doing what’s best for future generations isn’t in the individual’s best interest.

    Also, what’s CB and how’s this thread turned into it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaGaffer View Post
    Also, what’s CB and how’s this thread turned into it?
    Carolina Beach is a beach on Pleasure Island, NC. Is 'beach' too redundant?

    The OP was about the "stadium tax" - a hot political topic in the Wilmington area.