"Hm.... i wonder what makes you think that in a communist society everyone has the same. Can you point to a single communist society where that is
No, that's why I said it didn't work didn't I?
"The point that as americans we see moving away as appropriate methods of securing income is just further indication of the destruction of family
units and support bases that is a major cause of our loss of spirituality and our great increase in mental illness that is a huge reason for many of
our current social problems."
I own a telephone. I spoke to my family just as much when I lived 200 miles away as I do now that I live in the same town. Also, I don't have any
mental illness, nor did I when I lived an entire state away. Gonna have to pull some numbers to prove that one.
"If you are a person who does not tip at restaurants, who does not tip your pizza deliverer, who does not tip your baggage boy, YOU ARE NOT WELCOME
THERE. If you dont understand the ettiquette of those industries, i am sure if you asked any of your servers there, they would not want you back"
I'll concede that point, but that's really not their choice to make is it? They have to serve me...because that's the job they agreed to and get
"Further, i am sure if you asked anyone else on these boards they would agree and label you such things as "cheapskate". I am further amazed if you
are married or in a serious relationship as most girls i know cant stand someone to cheap to even tip or understand the ideology behind tipping where
For the last freakin time. I DO TIP WHERE IT IS APPROPRIATE. I've said it 3 damn times now, get it through your head. My point is that I refuse to
tip just because it is expected. If the service is exceptional, I will tip, and tip damn well. I'ts nothing for me to drop a 20 buck tip on a 40
dollar meal IF THE WAITER DID HIS JOB WELL.
"In other countries they DO include tipping in the cost of the meal, and the waiters are rude and see no need to work harder, so in case you dont
understand, its an incentive thing to give waiters a reason to serve you well"
I included this cause it goes back to my statement about communism not working
"By abusing this you prove nothing except for your thoughtlessness and disdain for your fellow man who most often is trying to pay their way through
school in order to pull themselves up in just the way you are advocating... in other words you are being a hindrance to the type of growth that you
Again, you obviously didn't read or understand when I said I do tip for great service.
"Further you really arent making any intelligent or informed responses to the points i listed earlier having to do with the fact that no, not
everyone can get ahead in our country, in fact the system is stacked against it. You have shown disdain for the majority of americans who have not
been able to "make it rich" and have not stated a single argument that shows anything other than a rudimentary education of judgement and
disparagement that you apparently earned by watching the MSM"
Because you haven't made any points that are factual. You show me one, JUST ONE able bodied, mentally sound person that makes good choices, and tell
me how they can't do well for himself? Maybe not in the area they are in but I swear to all that is holy they can find an area in this huge country
and do well. Never said everyone will be rich, I said people CAN and do make great lives for themselves if they get off their ass and do it. Again
the comment about the millionaires was an illustration to show that the wealth is out there and people can achieve a measure of success and monetary
happiness by working towards it. Poverty is a choice my friend.
"Again i ask....is the only education you have of our economic system that which you gleaned on fox news, and is your sole education of socialism or
communism truly animal farm?"
No, animal farm is just a really good one. Now here's something to trip your trigger...When I was growing up, in high school no less, we had
exchange students that lived IN MY HOME! GUESS WHERE ONE OF THEM WAS FROM
DENMARK! that's priceless to me...you know where the other one was
from? FREAKIN CHINA! LMAO! You don't get much further first hand observations than that do you bud?
"You mentioned history books....have you read any of them other than what you got in high school ... Have you read a single book on american policy
or history that was not assigned by a teacher? if not, then please dont speak as if you know anything about it.?"
Um, yea, I have...I've stated in other threads that I love the library...but you probably haven't read those, so I don't hold that against you.
"If the answer to both of these is "NO" then please dont speak of communism or socialism as if you have any clue what they truly entail, as
everything you mention is the same prop crap that is shown to demonize it on tv and has nothing to do with the reality of it"
I know plenty about both...Just have a different opinion on it than you do. Next post, try not to insult or discredit my intelligence with out
knowing anything about MY history. It can make you look foolish