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    "Spread the Wealth/Waves"

    You've worked extremely hard to pay your dues - surfing. You now have the strength, stamina and confidence to paddle out through thick overhead beachbreak barrels and score 25 - 30 waves in a three hour session. But you're getting way more than your share! While you're scoring a wave every six minutes, some other surfers who have not put in the time/work are having to wait 30 minutes or more between waves. Gee, wouldn't it be better for all if we spread the wealth/waves and awarded 20 of your hard-earned paddle-for-position takeoffs to your fellow surfers? Wouldn't that make it a better world? Do we really want a president and congress with that mentality?

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    BULLSH*T. 99% OF THE PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY MAINTAIN CLOSE TO 50% OF THE WEALTH? Do you think that that's a little bit messed up? No? I am sick of hearing that anybody who has money worked hard to earn it, and anybody that doesn't is a freeloading piece of crap, CAUSE THAT IS SURE AS HELL NOT ALWAYS THE CASE. What about the single mother that's working three jobs and trying to keep her four kids in school. Doesn't she need a tax cut? HELL YEAH. And all of this, "I earned what I have". BULLSH*T. How many people do you know that are wealthy that did not come from wealthy families? I'm sure if you gave that single mother enough money to go some Ivy League school and the opportunities those kids have, she wouldn't be in the place she's in. And doesn't anybody else think it's time for change, look at the state of this country. Bush's approval ratings are at a wonderful 22 percent, the economy is down the crapper, and we are spending close to 4,000 dollars a second on a war against a mentality. And John McCain was right their voting alongside him 90% of the time. And I hope you guys, as surfers, care about the environment. Obama has been endorsed by every major environmental agency. And to all the hardworking people on here making less than 250K that need a break, pick out a new board because you are about to get a nice tax cut. We need an end to the past 8 years, not the beginning of another 4. OBAMA 08.

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    socialism

    what about the people that can work and choose to mooch off the government?....you can't lump everyone in together and say "these people suck...they are rich..im poor and i want your money"...or i want them to be taxed more than me. Look at the wealthiest people in America...are they that way because they got lucky? no...they worked hard...Donald Trump...holy ****...a genius American..took what he knew and used it to his advantage to make billions upon billions... You know what you call when the government makes people that have lots of money give tons of it away??? SOCIALISM...you can't hate other people just because they have money. The means to do so are out there. Thats what makes where we live great. Our country was founded on poor people that eventually got sick of being poor. Yea there are people that "fall into" money and get lucky and then there are people who really try hard...on the same hand you have people who try really hard not to be dirt poor and wind up middle class and then you have people that don't give a **** and just live on welfare...thats not american...we need to take responsibility for our own actions...worry about your own fiscal responsibility and stop passing the buck on others. Our economy rests our the shoulders of the American people...not the government. The sooner we realize that the sooner we will be back on track.

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    I used to work at a fish market downtown. I was see people drive up in an Escalade on 22" chrome wheels, wearing Babyphat jeans, and carrying a Coach handbag, talking on a brand new cell phone. Then they would whip out their food stamps and buy $75 worth of crabs. Now you tell me if the welfare system is warped?


    I agree completely with lcycrusphotography. People don't want to take responsibility for themselves. They want the government to supply everything for them. Most people that are poor are there because they made bad decisions. And what happens when you make bad decisions? You get bad consequences.
    Last edited by eclipse13; Nov 1, 2008 at 03:36 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adowcett View Post
    BULLSH*T. 99% OF THE PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY MAINTAIN CLOSE TO 50% OF THE WEALTH? Do you think that that's a little bit messed up? No? I am sick of hearing that anybody who has money worked hard to earn it, and anybody that doesn't is a freeloading piece of crap, CAUSE THAT IS SURE AS HELL NOT ALWAYS THE CASE. What about the single mother that's working three jobs and trying to keep her four kids in school. Doesn't she need a tax cut? HELL YEAH. And all of this, "I earned what I have". BULLSH*T. How many people do you know that are wealthy that did not come from wealthy families? I'm sure if you gave that single mother enough money to go some Ivy League school and the opportunities those kids have, she wouldn't be in the place she's in. And doesn't anybody else think it's time for change, look at the state of this country. Bush's approval ratings are at a wonderful 22 percent, the economy is down the crapper, and we are spending close to 4,000 dollars a second on a war against a mentality. And John McCain was right their voting alongside him 90% of the time. And I hope you guys, as surfers, care about the environment. Obama has been endorsed by every major environmental agency. And to all the hardworking people on here making less than 250K that need a break, pick out a new board because you are about to get a nice tax cut. We need an end to the past 8 years, not the beginning of another 4. OBAMA 08.
    I agree with you. For some reason I'm taking contemporary world issues at school but I have learned a lot about the two candidates. What reall y disturbs me is that two of my friends (landlubbers) are mind-set on McCain? Why? Because they don't look for the facts and only look at what's easiest to see - what the fricken media shows them (internet, t.v., newspaper). In order to make a good choice, you have to look at what they want to do based on facts and listen to the debate (but ALL polititcians lie). I am open to any president, and after I saw Obama's plans v. McCain, it was a no-brainer. Obama wants to reduce carbon emmisions by 80% and double fuel efficiency for vehicles. Also, he isn't dredger-happy and will only resort to oil-drilling for temporary relief for alternative energy funds. McCain on the other hand doesn't give squat about out planet and only has enviromental plans to please the public, (but Obama's taking more action).
    Now, back to the lying, all politicians lie. So if you say "Obama lies" get your head out of your A$$!!! Also, Obama isn't the Anti-christ like the bible says, why? Because the bible and other books like that always talk in metaphors or riddles... I doubt God would straight up say: "A black president will kill you." NO! Prophecy bull-crap. It's just an excuse to mess up Obama.

    I know that many of the things mentioned here weren't mentioned by anyone else, but I wanted to get everything out that I've heard people say.

    Just think head-high, glassy, barreling waves... covered in sludge. Or the air too toxic to breathe in for extended periods of time. Or the absence of the pod of dolphins you see every morning. We better start being smart because our planet is beautiful in it's natural state.

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    ps

    and people that make the kind of comments above me are the same people that will piss away a tax break. Ronald Reagan's administration has proved that tax cuts for the top 10% works. And anyone who says RR was a ****ty president obviously needs a reality check. He managed to help our country out of damn near a depression. The 80's were much worse then how things are right now. and to ADWOCETT or whatever your name is? do you carry a balance of more then 100 dollars on your credit cards?? do you have more than 2 credit cards? do you save money? do you reinvest the money you save into the economy? People ***** so much and most of the time the people that ***** are the ones that are maxing out credit cards, not paying there bills, defaulting on car loans...Do you actually pay attention to whats goin on or do you just regurgitate whatever dumbass thing you hear on CNN or FOX. How about giving us a original thought and not one we have heard over and over and over again on the news... if you care about American look at candidates like Bob Barr or Ron Paul because both mccain and obama will further drag our nation down....so i'm done...whats up with this flat spell?? Hole - E - ****

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    I agree that welfare is kinda giving the lazy a free-pass, but what if something happened to you, and you ended up on welfare. Anyways, it's against the law to be on welfare your whole life. You have to find a job.

    I agree more with Obama's fiscal plan because he's highering taxes for the rich and Obama doesn't support big oil companies who or too greedy to give a rat's rump about the environment. The rich can afford higher taxes. It effects lower-income families a lot more than high-income. And in our massive financial crisis, you have to raise some taxes, how is the government suppossed to pay back the $9 trillion debt? It's ineveitable, but the rich can afford it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lcyrusphotography View Post
    and people that make the kind of comments above me are the same people that will piss away a tax break. Ronald Reagan's administration has proved that tax cuts for the top 10% works. And anyone who says RR was a ****ty president obviously needs a reality check. He managed to help our country out of damn near a depression. The 80's were much worse then how things are right now. and to ADWOCETT or whatever your name is? do you carry a balance of more then 100 dollars on your credit cards?? do you have more than 2 credit cards? do you save money? do you reinvest the money you save into the economy? People ***** so much and most of the time the people that ***** are the ones that are maxing out credit cards, not paying there bills, defaulting on car loans...Do you actually pay attention to whats goin on or do you just regurgitate whatever dumbass thing you hear on CNN or FOX. How about giving us a original thought and not one we have heard over and over and over again on the news... if you care about American look at candidates like Bob Barr or Ron Paul because both mccain and obama will further drag our nation down....so i'm done...whats up with this flat spell?? Hole - E - ****

    Good point about how a lot of people are in debt because of credit cards and splurging... I agree. But the credit cards companies are screwing us, along with housing industries and banks. What happended? Well you know... Merril Lynch, Mae & Mac, etc. They got whatt they deserved, but too bad everything is linked in such a way that the rest of the economy will go down with it. The American people need to be smarter, and the big industries need to get less greedy, BUT we all know that won't happen.

    Too bad Barr or Poll didn't make it, so we're got to choose with what we got.

    Yeah, this flat spell is driving me crazy!!!

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    ok

    ok...when the people that employ you are taxed more in a ****ty economy what do you think will happen??? they are going to cut jobs to make up for lost rev. they aren't going to make as much product so the price will go up in stores..then people are going to stop buying things and we will fall further into a recession. Historically when a president as cut taxes for the middle class it has never worked. You have to give tax breaks to bigger business and give tax incentives to entrepreneurs give home loan incentives on people who want to buy a home...not just free money to people that have already proved to be fiscally irresponsible.

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    hmm

    for real...and north carolina voting is so gay that either vote for paul or barr will be thrown out with the rest of the write-in votes... i've come to grips.... check out www.ncfpe.com