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  1. indigenous


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    1   7:17am Wed 1 Oct 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (6)   Dislike   Delete  

    Hmm, now that she is single I would like to introduce her to the Governor...

  2. bubblesitter


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    2   9:31pm Sun 28 Sep 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (6)   Dislike (1)   Delete  

    Price is what someone is willing to pay, not what zillow says.

  3. APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch


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    3   9:30am Sun 28 Sep 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (6)   Dislike   Delete  

    Privatizing Social Security will reward people who deserve to retire - people with the smarts to work on Wall Street and loot government trust funds. The rest of you, DIE!, LOSERFUCKS!, FUCKING DIE!

  4. Heraclitusstudent


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    4   11:01am Thu 25 Sep 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (6)   Dislike   Delete  

    iwog says

    And boom goes the dynamite..........

    Syria couldn't do it.
    Ukraine couldn't do it.
    Europe's economy couldn't do it.

    All we really needed was a bent phone.

  5. SoftShell


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    5   8:58pm Tue 30 Sep 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (5)   Dislike (1)   Delete  

    this is so easy to contain....21 day mandatory quarantine at DNC headquarters for anyone coming into the country who has visited africa within the past 30 days...
    Case Closed.

    Call it Crazy says

    Vicente says

    it may have escaped your notice we brought some here for treatment.

    Well, you got your wish...

    CDC Confirms Patient In Dallas Has The Ebola Virus

  6. Call it Crazy


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    6   1:20pm Tue 30 Sep 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (5)   Dislike (1)   Delete  

    Ceffer says

    How many times a day are YOUR breasts stared at?

    How many times a day do they look back at you?
    *

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    7   10:28am Tue 30 Sep 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (5)   Dislike   Protected  

    Rin says

    At an expensive esc*rting rate of $300/hr, that would give me an allnighter, every week, for over 20 years.

  8. Ceffer


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    8   2:13pm Sun 28 Sep 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (5)   Dislike   Delete  

    "Never interfere in a boy-girl fight". William S. Burroughs

    Too much pathology on both sides, they are each the other's dysfunctional Raison d'être.

    If you actually went up and stomped the crackhead, the girl friend would probably stab you with a butcher knife.

  9. APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch


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    9   7:11am Sun 28 Sep 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (5)   Dislike   Delete  

    Does anyone really think the regulars do anything besides inhale bankster cock with savage abandon?

    Wall Street likes Obama because it's easy to hold onto his ears when you're fucking his face, in the grand tradition of bankster management of the presidency.

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    10   6:42pm Sat 27 Sep 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (5)   Dislike (1)   Delete  

  11. JH


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    11   7:39am Fri 26 Sep 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (5)   Dislike (1)   Delete  

    Yay looks like Mr Reagan fixed everything for us and put America on sound footing moving in the right direction. Every 2016 candidate who references him should get a medal.

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    12   5:54am Fri 26 Sep 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (5)   Dislike (1)   Delete  

    How sad for America.
    We have become old school Europe where the elite own everything and work the serfs to death.
    That was the reason so many Europeans immigrated here in the first place.
    Now the only immigrants we can attract are from hell holes without functioning governments or economies. And even then, we aren't getting the pick of that litter, just the poor dumb folks who got forced out.

    Whee! Monopoly!
    The wealthy like to argue that wealth production is not a zero sum game, and they are correct. However, land ownership IS a zero sum game, and since people have to live on land, the wealthy are able to take a larger bite out of their earnings each year they consolidate their land monopoly.
    So it really is like Monopoly. Once all the properties are bought up, the only option is to rent and slowly go BK.

  13. APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch


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    13   10:35am Thu 25 Sep 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (5)   Dislike   Delete  

    You can drive nails with an Ericsson R520 and you sound exactly like James Earl Jones when you talk on it.

  14. John Bailo


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    14   1:43pm Wed 1 Oct 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (4)   Dislike   Delete  

    JH says

    our onerous property tax rates in Texas and what they do to your prospective house payments.

    Why is it that Liberals love all taxes except property taxes?

    Is it because they own the highly valued urban real estate and Hollywood mansions that would be taxed the most?

    I don't get this article either. It starts off by talking about poorly maintained roads and revenue shortfalls...but then complains about property tax.

    If I read between the lines its really that Liberals love sales and income taxes so they siphon money off from the working Middle Class without impacting the fiefdom of the well off aristocracy that pays their bills.

    Property and asset taxes are the only fair taxes in my opinion and should be equitably applied. Those who derive the most benefit, and protection, pay the most. What else needs to be said?

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    15   1:32pm Wed 1 Oct 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (4)   Dislike (1)   Delete  

    Vicente says

    gsr says

    Why don't we screen every passenger flying from West Africa? Why are we waiting until the symptoms develop?

    Sure, you tell the airlines that and watch them scream bloody murder about restrictions on free market travel.

    Surely a more useful government intervention than going after raw milk farmers and pot planters. You make these jokes but they actually play into the case that government over-regulates every little business posing no harm (due to crony capitalism) while they don't do jack shit on obvious health threats.

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    16   11:28am Wed 1 Oct 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (4)   Dislike   Delete  

    HydroCabron says

    It seems that conservatives' first instinct is to look to government to protect them.

    Sad.

    As a conservative, interested in conserving life, liberty, and prosperity, I beg to differ. A true conservative first takes care of their own family, prepares for contingencies, and prepares emergency gear and supplies. A true conservative doesn't ultimately trust government, so relies on themselves. However, conservatives THEN hope the government can handle the problem after all, and are usually in full support of reasonable government efforts to do so.
    It's the liberals who are laid back and so utterly trusting in government that they neglect to do so much as educate themselves about a crisis before becoming swept up into it. Think, the difference between New Orleans residents who evacuated on time or got to high ground vs. the po' state dependents who ended up stuck on top of houses or bridges or inside the Superdome.

    The difference between conservatives and liberals is this: liberals don't think that bad stuff can happen, and trust in government to control all such situations. Conservatives KNOW that bad things can happen, expect them to happen, and try to control the situation ahead of time.

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    17   9:07am Wed 1 Oct 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (4)   Dislike (2)   Delete  

    He's correct about the potential for a 30s style depression, but it has nothing to do with the Fed. As has been shown many, many times here--income/wealth inequality is the true cause.

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    18   11:31pm Tue 30 Sep 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (4)   Dislike (1)   Delete  

    Remaining calm, downplaying the danger, and looking on the bright side is precisely why this outbreak of Ebola is bigger than all of the others combined. This beast has really had a chance to get out and stretch its legs. It has more history over the past 90 days than the 25 years preceding.

    I cannot think of a better reason for a Federal government to exist than to prevent this type of disaster from unfolding here at home. It is about time someone genuinely lost his head and panicked over this. If we just keep telling ourselves that there is nothing to worry about, one of these days we are going to hear that an infected patient has been walking amongst us freely right here in America.

    Oh...wait a minute...damn...nevermind.

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    19   5:30pm Tue 30 Sep 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (4)   Dislike   Delete  

    Entitlemented says

    Just think if 2% of the population were engineers, vs. Lawyers?

    Then there would be that many more unemployed people in the US. Seriously I was either unemployed or about to be unemployed the whole time I was en engineer! I am not even exaggerating.

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    20   4:47pm Tue 30 Sep 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (4)   Dislike   Delete  

    Plenty of rebuttals on that forum ...

    T Rex

    This is nonsense. The United States has so many Engineers that cannot find work we are heading in a direction where now one in their right mind would choose STEM as a career path. I graduated STEM and the best job I could find out of school was temping for less money than I made putting myself through school.

    IF the article above had any truth to it at all it would simply state that Engineers are so scarce that employers like Exxon are paying them bonuses right out of college. Instead college grads are competing against foreign applicants that are given preference because Exxon and other corporations can hire Visa workers at low cost.

    This article is a lie that is literally feeding the loss of engineering and science as a viable profession in the U.S. I have personally worked with several pH.D.s that are temping just to have a job. One lady that I have worked with from Taiwan (here on an L1 Visa) is a pH.D. Chemical Engineer (UCLA Grad) who has worked as a temp since leaving school and barely gets by.

    This is why we are falling apart as a nation. We now have L1 Visas and H1b visas given preference for jobs for money. We now have so many of them THEY cannot even find steady employment.

    Exxon you want more U.S. Engineers? Stop spreading lies and Stop lobbying the government to bring even more Visa workers here. Then maybe economics not lies will create the Engineers you crave.

    Mike DeSantis

    America has several engineering problems, many of which are self-made. The first problem is that we consistently farm out entry-level work to offshore sites, where the work can be done by people who are paid significantly lower salaries than those living in the US, to work in significantly less expensive facilities. At the same time, our companies have given up on programs to recruit, train, mentor, and retain entry-level workers in our own country. When our companies need experienced people, they want to hire someone who is ready to hit the ground running immediately, instead of promoting from within. Frankly, they have to, since they have stopped developing their own people from within. So they write blog posts and opinion pieces like this, and lobby their Congressmen so that it will be easier for them to import the workers they’ve been training overseas to come to the US and work again for less than would have to paid out to experienced people here.

    I have 20 years’ experience doing software testing in the telecommunications and marketing industries, and this is exactly the trend that I have seen. I know many experienced engineers who have been laid off and unable to find work, as well as younger graduates who aren’t able to get a job.

    I know that repeating an untruth can often make people believe you, but anyone with experience (as several other commenters have pointed out) can still tell when you’re telling a story.

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