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‘The Hive’ – Please Talk Amongst Yourselves

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This article was posted by Steve on Friday, April 26th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

10 Responses to “‘The Hive’ – Please Talk Amongst Yourselves”

  1. canary says:

    Convicted for Fraudulent signatures that wrongfully put Obama and Clinton on 2008 ballots.


    They should have gotten life in prison. This was on FOX news.

  2. canary says:

    9/11 plane part found next to the infamous newly planned mosque being built on sacred ground near WTC in NYC. Medical examiners will test soil for human blood and remains.


    It should be turned into a park or gathering place for the people who “pay for reservations” to
    visit the 9/11 memorial. Have a hotdog stand and soda stand for refreshments.

  3. canary says:

    Russia detains 140 after sweeping Muslim Prayer room suspected of extremism.


    I hope they do something to the Boston bombers mother though obviously got kicked out of there ten years ago not because of being a communist as she first claimed, but because she is a crazy psychopath. That is one Muslim woman that should wear a bag over her face.

  4. Petronius says:

    A refreshing point of view, from the BB&T 2012 Annual Report, CEO Kelly S. King, letter to shareholders:

    Unfortunately, excessive [banking] regulation is symptomatic of a disturbing trend in Washington. I believe we are at a pivotal point in our country. While we have been successful for more than 200 years, we clearly have lost our way. We have become comfortable living beyond our means. As a country, we are currently spending $1.3 trillion more than we have in income. We have run up a debt of more than $16 trillion. This is not sustainable! At the same time, we have created too many government entitlement programs that tend, over time, to allow our citizens to become dependent on government support. At BB&T, we believe we should have support programs to help those who have temporary difficulties in life, including those who have lost their jobs during the downturn, but we cannot afford for them to become permanent crutches. We also should provide long-term support for those who are permanently disadvantaged and cannot help themselves. On the other hand, those who can work, must! As a country, we cannot afford to provide more and more government benefits for those who refuse to work and save for themselves.

    From a long-term perspective, too much support kills the drive, motivation and self-esteem that come from having to take care of ourselves. We all need a purpose in life that we can be passionate about. Happiness in life comes from having productive work (purpose) that allows us to feel good about ourselves (self-esteem) because we earned it. Furthermore, all of these social programs come with a hidden or implicit cost. As government provides “help,” it also requires us to follow excessive rules. We need to remember that America was founded by people who were fleeing from the tyranny of big government in Europe. Our forefathers came here looking for freedom –– for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That has worked very well for a long time, but now we are strangling freedom with big government rules, bureaucracy, and, of course, taxes. We are slowly “killing the Golden Goose.”

    When you take away people’s ability to prosper by working hard and seizing opportunities, you take away their hope. Without hope, people are no longer motivated to do their best. And when this happens, we as a country stop believing we can prosper and each generation can continue to do better. We must not let this happen. We need to recast the vision for our nation: We can and will return to the principles on which our great country was founded.

    • Noyzmakr says:

      Maybe Mr. King could try and convince his colleagues to stop financing the DNC. After all, 80% of wallstreet and banking money goes to the Demoncrats.

    • Petronius says:

      Point taken, Noyzmakr. However, BB&T is not a Wall Street investment bank. It is a SE regional commercial and retail bank based in Winston-Salem, NC. It is managed in accordance with the economic principles of Ayn Rand.

    • Noyzmakr says:

      Yes, I am well aware of BB&T as I live in NC and there’s been a branch in this town for as long as I can remember. It was the bank of choice for both my parents.

      I wasn’t trying to demean the institution. Only pointing out the obvious. But as I stated above that they’ve been here all of my life (51 years). They must be doing something right.

  5. canary says:

    Younger Boston bomber went to classes, gyms, and dorm parties after committing attacks


    This should bring the death penalty. I remember when it was automatic death penalty if you killed a policeman or his dog.

    So disgusting our taxes are paying for a team of expensive lawyers for the scum bag.

  6. canary says:

    Graphic photos of Boston Marathon Bombing


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