Looking at the time now HK I'm a4 hours ahead of the games time clock.
Done, 2 guesses.
a medium with greens, no guesses
Velominati? Love it. Dedicated this yr to Rule 5, Phil. Just didn't know it was called that at the time. That's the way we roll.
back to it for a bit anyway, bit sleepy
aargh, falling asleep
Third time to Start Over. I think I better step away from the screen for a while...or something. Good Grief! What is wrong with me today? No replies/comments necessary.
Diane: you seem to miss the point that whether we are talking about 1780 or 2016 the fundamental nature of people is the same. It is only the externals that change.
Also you along with most liberals suffer under the conceit that those poor slobs that founded our country were ignorant country bumpkins. We today are so much smarter. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Until you understand the thinking of the founders you are in no position to improve on the government they designed for us.
Diane: I could talk about the 14th amendment if you like. Where you wondering why the 14th amendment is never used to challenge state gun control laws, yet it justifies nearly every other assault on state laws that "infringe" some right (e.g. free speech meaning pornography) guaranteed by the Bill of Rights?
Or maybe you were thinking of the anchor baby clause in the 14th amendment? By the way, if the 14th amendment guarantees that anyone born in the US is a citizen, why did it take an act of Congress in 1924 (58 years after the ratification of the 14th amendment) to make American Indians citizens?
Answer: the 14th amendment also requires that those born here be subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. That means a child of citizens of a foreign country who was born here (regardless of whether its parents were here legally or not) is not automatically a citizen.
I am aware that court cases have established the contrary, but the courts got it wrong. Just look up the debates in congress over the adoption of this amendment. Especially the debate in the Senate where the naturalization clause was added.
Phil, I have an artificial hip, 10 years now, so watching the wear & tear on it. So, no, no cycling for me. Interesting, however, that came up 6th or 7th on google here. And , of course, I get your sense of humor now. & I could do a bit more of it!
Phil - was talking on phone with Mark, old friend of mine, told him about the political storm you ignited on this rather mild site. He asked if I knew who Mark Webber was, nope. Long, long ago, we used to go watch the Indy car races when they happened near here. Mark still follows - told me to look up Aussie Grit :)
Difficulty score 54. No green.
HK, Mark Webber, very unlucky not to win a world drivers championship in Formula 1, great bloke, wish I did know him.Book would be fantastic but I haven't read it yet. Our new Aussie hopeful is Daniel Riciardo, a Perth lad, so even more interest than normal. Hope his car is better this year as he's got the driving skills consistently beating Seb Vettel, a multiple WC when in the same team.
Used to love watching the Indi cars too, Ambrose is an Aussie and did pretty well, also Will Powers. Its not on free to air TV here so don't get to watch it anymore.
Political storm? What political storm? An intellectual exchange of ideas between friends where we can have a disagreement and not turn round and try to impose our wishes on others through violence.
Not very hard, or maybe my 1 guess was just lucky.
drwho, I do think you misunderstand me and my position. I have the utmost respect for our founding fathers and mothers. Madison and Adams are my favorites. But they were human. They formed a government that, while revolutionary, made serious mistakes because of their time. Slavery, women, are but two. There is no way, though, that our founders could have envisioned 50 states, or AK47s, to jet aircraft, or landing on the moon. We must look at different approaches, as did our founders. We are not frozen in 1787.