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The Inequality Bogeyman
Creators Syndicate, by Thomas Sowell

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Posted By:Judy W., 1/29/2014 8:28:44 AM

During a recent lunch in a restaurant, someone complimented my wife on the perfume she was wearing. But I was wholly unaware that she was wearing perfume, even though we had been in a car together for about half an hour, driving to the restaurant. My sense of smell is very poor. But there is one thing I can smell far better than most people — gas escaping. During my years of living on the Stanford University campus, and walking back and forth to work at my office, I more than once passed a faculty house and smelled gas escaping. When

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: WAN2, 1/29/2014 8:53:58 AM     (No. 9710024)

Everyone is preaching to the choir as the gulf widens with families beginning to take sides ala the Civil War. Fun times.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 1/29/2014 8:59:34 AM     (No. 9710033)

Speaking of sense of smell, Dr. Sowell reminded me of a famous letter written by St. Paul: ´´I Corinthians 12:17 If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be?´´

Obama plans on all of us becoming a hand or a handbag.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: heartlandconservative, 1/29/2014 12:22:35 PM     (No. 9710339)

Still the smartest man in America.

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