The Word From the Trenches – July 11, 2017

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14 thoughts on “The Word From the Trenches – July 11, 2017

  1. Excellent broadcast, Henry, and I too will watch The Circle.
    Technology is a wonderful tool, if kept in the category of a tool. I sure appreciate my washing machine(not a smart one that spies) as I sure would not want to go down to the river to wash, although if had to, I would.

    Technology should be viewed as a blessing and a time saver and less wear and tear on the physical body. The saying, “idle hands are the devil’s workshop” can sure come into play with all the conveniences.

    Many times the best intentions will be used by the enemy, these things can be turned into destructive devices. Requires self restraint/control by the user, as well as a love for neighbor in not putting them in danger by one’s irresponsible behavior, texting and driving, talking and driving, etc..

    We always taught our children that the internet is a tool, not a toy.

    1. Just watched the trailer, Katie. I won’t watch the movie, however, for one reason… Tom Hanks.

      I just got rid of the last 2 movies I had of his.

      1. #1, I’m not a Tom Hanks fan because I don’t care for his acting although I may not agree with his political philosophies either, but I don’t know what they are.
        When this is the case concerning actors that I know are rats, I NEVER purchase new a movie that would provide royalties, I’ll get these from the thrift store.

    2. Technology, like intelligence itself, if applied to the good it creates good. If applied to the bad it facilitates evil. Split an atom and you can create energy to power production or you can create a bomb to destroy the aforementioned.
      As for idle hands, most assuredly lazy people like to be entertained.

      1. Our people (BTW, imo, before the Const/BofR’s) did concern themselves with the countering and recourse of TYRANNY (of a people {Nation}), and concerned themselves (and through the ages) with the tyranny at hand, and did what could be done (like today {but weak}) which is more than we can account for today!

        Our people did fight HARD against adversity!
        Not a whole lot more,
        This is more than likely where the HI jacking arrived.
        Low tech is best!
        New tech is usable…

  2. Those amazon devices are dangerous as hell. You say the wrong words, “unintentional” and you could end up looking dumber than Barney Fife at a sheriff’s shooting range.

  3. Thirty years after the ratification of the Sixteenth Amendment, debates in Congress clearly prove that members understood taxation on income to be an excise as shown in the 1943 Congressional Record, 78th Congress, Volume 89 Part 2, pg 2580:
    Treasury Department legislative draftsman F. Morse Hubbard’s statement:
    “The income tax is, therefore, not a tax on income as such. It is an excise tax with respect to certain activities and privileges which is measured by
    reference to the income which they produce. The income is not the subject of the tax: it is the basis for determining the amount of tax.”

    Anyone that is having even 1.00 withheld should file and have that dollar returned. It is not the amount it is the principal of the matter.

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