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What we love about the United States of America  

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Gumbo
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We all have different views about many things. Maybe the things we love about our country will show us a few things we have in common.

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Posted : January 24, 2017 7:31 pm
Gumbo
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I love that people have been willing to sacrifice their very lives so that the rest are able to continue living free.

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Posted : January 24, 2017 11:56 pm
speee1dy
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i love that we are all free to post our opinions about political issues.
i love that people can protest peacefully when they feel the need.
i love that every 4-8 years we can elect someone new to office-if only it were that way for the house and senate

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Posted : January 25, 2017 11:14 am
watruw8ing4
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I love that we have so many beautiful places to go and see, and that we're so big, it's all kinds of different beautiful.

I also like that we, so far, have set much of this aside and protect it, so it stays that way.

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Posted : January 25, 2017 3:14 pm
watruw8ing4
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i love that we are all free to post our opinions about political issues.
i love that people can protest peacefully when they feel the need.
i love that every 4-8 years we can elect someone new to office-if only it were that way for the house and senate

Say what? We CAN elect new congressmen and women in similar time frames. We're just too dumb or lazy to do it. 🙂

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Posted : January 25, 2017 3:16 pm
LiquidFluoride
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I love the insane amount of wealth, our homeless people are better taken care of than the working class of many countries.

I've been to a few places, wouldn't want to live anywhere but the USA.

There was a [URL="http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/abinazir/2011/06/15/what-are-chances-you-would-be-born/"]1: 400,000,000,000,000[/URL] chance of you being born: what have you done with your miraculous life today?

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Posted : January 25, 2017 4:37 pm
mtdoramike
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I love that people like Alana can voice their political views without fear of retribution like being put in prison or flogged in the middle of the town square or worse beheading. That is what I love about America. I just wished the left felt the same way instead of trying to force their views on everyone.

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Posted : January 25, 2017 4:52 pm
speee1dy
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term limits is what i was referring to

i love that we are all free to post our opinions about political issues.
i love that people can protest peacefully when they feel the need.
i love that every 4-8 years we can elect someone new to office-if only it were that way for the house and senate

Say what? We CAN elect new congressmen and women in similar time frames. We're just too dumb or lazy to do it. 🙂

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Posted : January 25, 2017 4:57 pm
Gumbo
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I love that we have so many beautiful places to go and see, and that we're so big, it's all kinds of different beautiful.

I also like that we, so far, have set much of this aside and protect it, so it stays that way.

I absolutely feel the same. I've seen a good amount of this beautiful country and hope to see much more. It's large, different and breathtaking in places

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Posted : January 25, 2017 10:01 pm
mtdoramike
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This is why we need to have a consensus of understanding when it comes to energy regulations, which I agree with some, but not to the point that it keeps us dependent on foreign countries for all our energy, just as I do not want to have windmills, pipelines or oil rigs spoiling the natural beauty of our national and natural wonders. So there needs to be a happy medium there.

mike

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Posted : February 2, 2017 4:27 pm
Gumbo
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The need for diesel fuel will not end for a long time. Mainly because as of yet there are no answers for a replacement of a fuel to move large loads or heavy weight. However if hydrogen cells were perfected to fuel passenger cars and motorcycles that would eliminate our need for foreign fossil fuel. That would be a great start.
Fusion technology one day will also be perfected. All the benefits of nuclear energy without the nasty side effects.
both of those technologies are completely clean emission wise.

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Posted : February 2, 2017 4:38 pm
speee1dy
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did you know that wind turbines account for 1/10 of all unnatural bird deaths

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Posted : February 3, 2017 4:40 pm
watruw8ing4
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did you know that wind turbines account for 1/10 of all unnatural bird deaths

That statement is kind of meaningless by itself, especially if you meant it as an argument against them. Need to compare with fossil fuel bird deaths on a per unit of electricity generated basis. And you also need to look at the impact of the structure and siting of all forms of generation, as we keep learning and improving. I don't believe there's a study out there that's definitive on that yet. Too many contested variables.

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Posted : February 3, 2017 5:55 pm
Gator's Mom
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Because of wind turbines, the lesser prairie chicken is nearing extinction. Soon come, too.

http://www.newsweek.com/2015/05/15/wind-turbines-are-killing-lesser-prairie-chicken-328288.html

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Posted : February 9, 2017 8:34 pm
watruw8ing4
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Because of wind turbines, the lesser prairie chicken is nearing extinction. Soon come, too.

http://www.newsweek.com/2015/05/15/wind-turbines-are-killing-lesser-prairie-chicken-328288.html

And yet, there's this:

KSU Study

So do we believe Newsweek fluff or actual KSU research?

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Posted : February 10, 2017 2:44 pm
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