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Bob Schulz

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Dec. 2, 2009
Bob50
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The Real Einstein

Peace boys and Merry Christmas.
Dec. 2, 2009
Bob50
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The Real Einstein

Joe,

Where did I write anything like that? I certainly support our military and consider myself a good citizen/patriot. It seems to me that since you are opposed to war you shouldn't be trying to pick a fight with me.

My comments were a response to Woody who initially believed that The Iraqi war was a much larger reason for the amount of debt we have taken on this year and it is not.

To me war doesn't produce anything nor add to an economy. It's a negative to turning around an economy. But we are taking a fight to people who wish us harm. We are not fighting here. We are trying to protect our freedoms against people who wish to take it away. Let's agree not to be naive in this regard.

We, as a nation, have not done everything right and certainly with liberals in charge, it is hard to make an argument to support the war and if you do try, sometimes you become an easy target for individuals to oppose. i would rather live here with what we have as a whole than anywhere else on earth. Does that mean everyone should remain complacent if we believe we can improve. Absolutely not. I believe we should fight for what we believe. It doesn't mean that I'm right or that you're right it just means that we believe different things. It's one of the freedoms we enjoy every day.

Keep in mind the start of this thread. My comment regarding the amount of money we have in our budget for social programs is socialism within our democratic society. Nothing more/nothing less.

I've stated previously that our nation is not perfect--certainly not perfect enough for an idealist. I wish everything was perfect but it isn't. That doesn't mean it is altogether bad.

Given a chance in person I think we could argue our beliefs for hours. Certainly a point and counterpoint exchange through a message board is not conducive to a perfect discussion of the multitude of points I know we both could make.
Dec. 2, 2009
Bob50
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The Real Einstein

Add to that that the members of Congress have resisted giving up their current health benefits although the new plan they are struggling to approve is good enough for the rest of us.

The problem with social security in the future is that the government has borrowed from the fund. I'm starting to feel like the Chinese--is the loan secure?
Dec. 2, 2009
Bob50
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The Real Einstein

Good information BW for everyone to contemplate. In line with what I thought. Of course for the record the war in Iraq is just a part of the overall Dept of Defense budget. The two largest expenditures are substantially social programs.
Dec. 2, 2009
Bob50
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: if we make hitting good balls with good bats impossible...

That's funny Joe--turned sideways in order to watch it. Honest mistake. You sound like a warrior. Stay healthy.
Dec. 2, 2009
Bob50
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The Real Einstein

Back to Albert Einstein's ideas on Socialism and probably more government I would like to respond with a few quotes I like:

A government big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to take everything you have.
Barry Goldwater

Christmas is the time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it. Deficits are when adults tell government what they want and their kids pay for it.
Richard Lamm

For in reason, all government without the consent of the governed is the very definition of slavery.
Jonathan Swift

Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.
P. J. O'Rourke

Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.
George Washington

Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
Thomas Paine

That government is best which governs least.
Thomas Paine

The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would steal them away.
Ronald Reagan

The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem.
Milton Friedman

The mistakes made by Congress wouldn't be so bad if the next Congress didn't keep trying to correct them.
Cullen Hightower

This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer.
Will Rogers

Washington is a place where politicians don't know which way is up and taxes don't know which way is down.
Robert Orben

Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
Winston Churchill

Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.
Alexis de Tocqueville

Dec. 2, 2009
Bob50
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The Real Einstein

BW, Then I guess you will be surpised to learn that the national debt increased $1.4 trillion in just the past 12 months. Now remember that is what we needed beyond all the taxes that were collected in the past year. So taking your number for the war of an average of around $300 billion per year per your numbers is not cose to what the bailouts and funny money pumped into our system cost. Now consider how efficient our government over the years has been when they spend our moeny and I think you can see how we have wasted a lot of the debt we have incurred. The debt burden only goes away by increasing taxes or reducing programs or both. What do you think will happen? Who will pay. All of us and future generations. Am I going to get an ass beating over this?
Dec. 2, 2009
Bob50
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: if we make hitting good balls with good bats impossible...

I agree I believe the Trump Stote is a good ball and should be used. Hopefully SSUSA will not change this. I think LVSSA will probably stay with the Rock.

I will go on record though and state that I have not seen a pitcher who has the reflexes in Major Plus yet, who could defend a line drive at their head that can be hit by a dozen or so power hitters in Major Plus when the Rock is used. I believe it is a problem waiting to happen.

When you say you lost your focus on the mound on 3 occassions during games and on the those 3 occasions had both arms broke and I can't remember what else you hurt, you took the blame for those injuries. I was wondering , if you remember, what ball was used? I wonder also how many pitchers lose their focus for an instant. I haven't seen you play but I have been told you have good reflexes. In fact, when you play third base, when not on the mound, you play inside the bag.

Something doesn't make sense to me. I know one of the guys who hit one of the balls that broke your arm usually goes middle and you know that. How did you lose your focus? Is it possible that he can hit a ball so hard that sometimes it can't be defended by a pitcher? I honestly don't know.
Dec. 2, 2009
Bob50
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The Real Einstein

BW, I was referring to the total amount of debt we have added to our nation and over just a 1 year period. Some necessary but for the most part we threw money at a problem without a lot of forethought. We insured that future generations will be heavily taxed. When we do that, we take a lot of the incentive out of going to school, paying tuition, studying hard and working hard. The workers begin to look at the people on all our welfare programs, including illegals, and will wonder if it is worth it. That's all. It's a downward spiral and we are in it. If we just pump out money into the system, we weaken our dollar, which in turn makes our imports more expensive. Who gets hurt? We all do. I could go on for hours but will save it for an in person discussion if the occassion arises if anyone is interested.
Dec. 2, 2009
Bob50
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The Real Einstein

We have had social programs for many years in our country. To an extent we have socialism. But we don't stifle our economy by having the government run everything. However in the last year we have turned in that direction. I am a generous person. My family and friends will vouch for that. I do care about people but I want to make the decision who my generosity goes to. I don't want to be told who I must support because quite frankly we have gone crazy on who we try to support.
Dec. 2, 2009
Bob50
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: if we make hitting good balls with good bats impossible...

Can we again agree that the Trump Stote is sufficient and we don't really need the Trump Rock? That is, provided that sufficient care is taken in very hot tournaments to keep the Stote out of extreme heat before the games.
Dec. 1, 2009
Bob50
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Off season training

Ron,
Cliff is doing his weight lifting. He starts with 12 ounces and works his way up to the heavy mugs. Tell Otis hello when you see him.

For the record the high tomorrow in Houston is forecast at 53. Games tomorrow night--probably not.
Dec. 1, 2009
Bob50
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Quit your whining

You guys are starting to get in the spirit of Christmas. A move in the right direction.
Dec. 1, 2009
Bob50
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: ASA Pitching Arc

Pitchers fault he gets hit. I wish I had a dollar for every time a hitter blamed a pitcher.

One of my current teammates drilled me a few years ago when we played against each other. He was their clean-up hitter and usually pulled the ball. It took two years before the lumps on my legs disappeared completely. I'd like him to be on my team for the rest of our playing days when I pitch.
Dec. 1, 2009
Bob50
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The Real Einstein

That was Einstein at his cynical worst.

Take incentives away and see where we end up. I studied and worked long and hard for what I earned. I see it slowly being "redistributed" over the next few years or more.

This year we put our children and grandchildren in a terrible financial debt-laden hole.
Dec. 1, 2009
Bob50
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: ASA Pitching Arc

I hope not.
Nov. 23, 2009
Bob50
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Hip Replacement

Rocky,
Is your neck pain over? Is it somehow related? How bad is your hip?

If you remember I tore my meniscus in 2005 at the winter Nationals in Ft. Myers. The doctor asked if it hurt when I walked. I told him no. He asked if I really needed it fixed then. I told him I play softball and I'm not giving up playing.

The key will probably be the rehab. Try to line up someone to work on the movement you need in order to get back into playing shape.
Nov. 17, 2009
Bob50
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: free defensive substitution

Sorry Joe, I have to disagree also. Bad idea.
Nov. 7, 2009
Bob50
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: My team wants the one up rule back in SSUSA

I would like to have the 1 up rule back in Major Plus. It only applies if both teams have reached their hr limit. Why not?
Nov. 3, 2009
Bob50
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: pitcher safety thought!

I have pitched against some of the best hitters the last few years in 55 major plus. The current rule does not protect the pitcher but it does provide a penalty for hitting a ball hard directly at the pitcher. While the rule is intended to protect the pitcher, part of the requirement for the rule to be enforced is counterproductive to its intended purpose. I refer specifically to the requirement that the pitcher stay in his cage (pitchers box). If we want to protect the pitcher, why require that he stay closer to the hitter for the rule to be enforced? I believe if a pitcher is allowed to back up after delivering a pitch he will be safer, have more time to make a fielding play and therefore, given an additional split second, be able to better protect himself. Given the additional time and the possible chance to then play the ball, the chance of the rule needing to be enforced or the pitcher getting injured is reduced. I can state however that the power of some hitters, with the current bat/ball combinations, will mean that some balls will not be catchable no matter how fast a pitcher is able to "retreat." Therefore I would recommend that the rule be modified to state that as long as the pitcher stays within the width of the pitchers rubber and retreats straight back that the rule can still be enforced but only if the pitcher in the opinion of the umpire does not have time to make a play and is in a purely defensive position attempting to shield himself from injury when hit.
Bob Schulz
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