Jacqueknife

Jacqueknife

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566 weeks ago @ GazetteOnline.com - Assess each Lake Delhi... · 0 replies · +1 points

Makes sense; although it might be more equitable to scale the amount assessed to the tax valuation of each property rather than a single fixed fee. There could be a minimum special-assessment amount so that the smaller property owners don't get a "free ride" courtesy of those who own the higher-valued property.

Seems to be that the Lake Delhi disaster is unique in that the dwellings and furnishings of the residents living around the lake were not destroyed. The recreational and resale value of the affected properties were undeniably diminished; but the cost to recover these intangibles should be borne by the property owners, not the general public.

566 weeks ago @ GazetteOnline.com - Conspiracy theorists s... · 0 replies · +5 points

You have to take the word of ANY media source, mainstream or otherwise, with a grain of salt. That includes "popular wisdom" or "word of mouth". People love to speculate about major events and WILL have opinions, be they informed opinions or completely counter-factual beliefs. If a local bank gets robbed and the police raid a suspect's hideout and catch him with the marked, stolen cash, and he confesses, what point is there to speculate that the crime was planned by a secret Eskimo cabal that meets in Berne, Switzerland every fifth year for the purpose of planning Midwestern strip-mall bank thefts?

566 weeks ago @ GazetteOnline.com - Conspiracy theorists s... · 0 replies · +4 points

He isn't implying any such thing. Re-read his posting and then try to explain why you think that he is "implying" that it was "Bush's fault".

566 weeks ago @ GazetteOnline.com - Conspiracy theorists s... · 3 replies · +5 points

It seems that nowadays one does not need credentials or even a credible line of thought to be "taken seriously". All that is necessary is to have someone willing to provide the speaker with a large megaphone. We've seen this with a string of nonsense rumors about the President's national origin, birthplace, and religion; with vaccination; with global warming; health care reform, and, perhaps closest to home, with the recent mass of false information regarding the Iowa Judiciary. The Gazette has cheerfully provided the megaphone for propagation of all of these bits of misinformation; not because the editiorial staff believes in their substance but because it increases readership and therefore revenue. The Fox Network is similarly motivated.

It seems that people will believe what they want to believe, and cast about for anything that reinforces those beliefs, no matter how flimsy or nonexistent the evidence that it is based on. And the "news" organizations are there, cultivating and cashing in on this bountiful harvest of stupidity.

567 weeks ago @ GazetteOnline.com - We need forgiveness t... · 1 reply · +4 points

I have a feeling that the USA could get along just fine indefinitely without "people" like you. But to group yourself with "Conservatives" is a slur on the reputation of true conservatives. You are merely an impotent whiner. If you despise social progress so much, why not move to some place where you will at least be among your own kind- like Texas or Kansas?

567 weeks ago @ GazetteOnline.com - We need forgiveness t... · 0 replies · +9 points

The posters to whom you refer aren't "conservatives". The descriptive term "conservative" does not customarily imply "a-hole".

567 weeks ago @ GazetteOnline.com - We need forgiveness t... · 0 replies · +9 points

Yep, those freedom-loving liberals are going to ruin this country for the many pious folk who want EVERYONE to share their belief that if you aren't SAVED you are going to BURN in HELL for ETERNITY.

Religion: just say "no".

567 weeks ago @ GazetteOnline.com - We need forgiveness t... · 0 replies · +11 points

I expect that you'll get more of a crazy rant from someone who thinks that the "one worlders" are lurking behind every tree... break out the aluminum foil beanies.

567 weeks ago @ GazetteOnline.com - We need forgiveness t... · 4 replies · +11 points

GOOD!

567 weeks ago @ GazetteOnline.com - We need forgiveness t... · 3 replies · +9 points

Yep, you have to watch out for those Scottish thugs. They are responsible for such abominations as the steam engine, the telephone, Scotch whiskey, and.... (gulp)...haggis.