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  1. sbh


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    1   10:31pm Wed 22 Oct 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (10)   Dislike (3)   Delete  

    Call it Crazy says

    OK, let's compare..

    I have:

    1) a wife

    Call it Crazy says

    2) 3 kids

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    3) 3 grandchildren

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    4) own a large house

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    5) 2 new cars


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    6) a boat

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    7) a dog

    Hyuck! It just don't get no better'nat!

  2. APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch


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    2   2:50pm Sat 18 Oct 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (7)   Dislike   Delete  

    RBEC, you are the slimy, barking pestilence that crawls from a camel's asshole after it eats dead, maggot-ridden rats and monkey shit scraped from the jungle floor. Only not as rhetorically elegant.

  3. iwog


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    3   9:25am Tue 21 Oct 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (6)   Dislike (2)   Protected  

    dodgerfanjohn says

    Thats pretty disingenuous considering:

    The trend actually reached its peak somewhere in the middle of the Reagan administration, and trended most sharply downward during the tail end of Bush Jr and Obama's watch.

    1. Reagan's massive changes to tax and trade didn't occur until 1983.
    2. They would not have even started to impact the economy until 1984.
    3. It's obvious that any economy would take several years to adjust as people learn to take full advantage of the new laws.
    4. The only significant INCREASE to taxes on the rich occurred during the Clinton administration in 1993. Otherwise ALL tax and trade policy, including that under Obama was passed by Republicans.
    5. I don't blame/credit presidents. I blame/credit policy. The policy trends are crystal clear and cannot be rebutted by you or anyone else. Taxes on the rich have been decimated from 1983 onward.

    So how am I being disingenuous?

  4. HydroCABRON not hydrocarbon


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    4   10:17am Mon 20 Oct 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (6)   Dislike (1)   Protected  

    Real dollar tax receipts are indeed lower, but you're ignoring second-order effects along the imaginary axis, plus other interactions in the j and k quaternion coordinates.

    At lower tax rates these generate time dilation through the quasi-Hilbert stress-energy tensor, resulting in the same revenues (real and imaginary) collected per unit time, and hence more revenue collected per year. Essentially, the total revenue (in an inertial frame) in real dollars remains constant, but years become longer, more than compensating for the shortfall.

    Therefore another tax cut, which would place Kansas into a region of higher spacetime curvature, would generate far higher revenues than Kansas has historically achieved.

    The solution is clear: another tax cut.

    Some people get so fixated on the arithmetic that they can't zoom out and see the big picture.

  5. iwog


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    5   8:58pm Sun 19 Oct 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (6)   Dislike (2)   Protected  

    He might as well be asking "Prove a rising thermometer causes ice to melt".

    Idiocy.

    Inflation is the natural result of consumers increasing their demands on production thereby moving money, creating jobs, and growing the economy. Inflation generally means wages are increasing. Inflation generally means things are getting more expensive because people are living better and spending more money.

    Inflation isn't the goal. Inflation is simply one measurement of success.

    Unfortunately the same can't be said about deflation. Deflation causes people to hoard cash. Deflation causes people to delay purchases. Deflation prevents investment and crushes jobs. Deflation is an evil all by itself.

    80 years ago during the last Great Depression, everyone knew deflation had serious horrible economic consequences. It's only because most of the citizens who lived through that event are dead that the Ayn Rand re-education camps can again try to convince people that they would be better off if prices were dropping.

    Very sad state of affairs. 3 years and counting until this charade is terminated.

  6. zzyzzx


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    6   6:00pm Sat 18 Oct 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (6)   Dislike   Delete  

    It's all Obama's fault!!!

  7. The Professor


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    7   12:49pm Sat 18 Oct 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (6)   Dislike (2)   Protected  

    Healthcare for all, not insurance reform!

    Cut out those blood sucking middlemen!

  8. zzyzzx


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    8   10:39am Fri 24 Oct 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (5)   Dislike   Delete  

  9. sbh


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    9   10:47am Thu 23 Oct 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (5)   Dislike (2)   Delete  

    Peter P says

    Anything repeated enough becomes the truth.

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    Damn, Pyotr, you're right!

  10. Dan8267


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    10   7:10pm Wed 22 Oct 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (5)   Dislike (2)   Delete  

    I want Warren as president, not VP. How about a Elizabeth Warren / William Black ticket?

    Just because Hilary is "next in line" in the aristocracy doesn't mean we peasants have to play along. Enough of aristocratic families. They suck ass. Why did we even fight a revolution if we're just going to let people from the Clinton and Bush dynasties rule us?

    310 million Americans and we can't have candidates not related to previous presidents?

  11. FortWayne


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    11   4:31pm Wed 22 Oct 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (5)   Dislike   Delete  

    Roaches live rent free however.

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    12   2:33pm Wed 22 Oct 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (5)   Dislike   Delete  

    Bankers aren't scared..... why should they be ?

    Certainly not after using Attorney General Holder's back as a doormat to wipe their feet on for over six years.

    Yes They Can

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    13   6:35am Wed 22 Oct 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (5)   Dislike (3)   Delete  

    Well .... better than an anti-gay male Republican caught fornicating with a 9 year old boy!

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    14   8:07pm Tue 21 Oct 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (5)   Dislike   Delete  

    New Renter says

    Heraclitusstudent says

    Companies need to open locations outside of the peninsula.

    And develop proper work-from-home options.

    I've got a better idea ... let's end this notion of a Silicon Valley. There's little actual physical silicon wafers made there.

    Ppl need to be distributed, across the country, from Idaho through Georgia. This will immediately lower the CoL for a tech worker.

    If they can't get their work done remotely (and answer their co-workers/bosses IMs) then they're fired, end of story. It's actually rather simple. Remote workers need to be available during key hours or they're sacked.

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    15   10:35am Tue 21 Oct 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (5)   Dislike (2)   Delete  

    She hasn't legislated a GODDAMN thing but the furthermore of her own goddamned career on the backs of native Americans and at the expense of those who honestly thought that she would do a damn thing to change things.

    She's gotten a lot of mileage out of playing Captain obvious while giving the false illusion that she was going to do any damn thing at all.

    Wouldn't it be great if she had? I mean really!

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    16   9:24am Tue 21 Oct 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (5)   Dislike (1)   Delete  

    iwog says

    mell says

    No surprise here - the Fed and the government catering to the 1% and the 47% have been sucking the wage-slaves dry. What an Obummer.

    Why do you think the trend reversed with Reagan and became even sharper after Bush?

    This is not a partisan issue - the fiscal policy of mainstream Republicans and Democrats and last couple administrations has been largely the same. Overall you can look at the trend of federal debt held by the public since Reagan took office and you can clearly see that debt-addicted neo-keynesianism, which is a perfect enabler for rampant crony capitalism fucked this up. The Fed keeps counterfeiting and debasing the currency, distorting the markets, and the government is running out of its biggest source of tax dollars, the wage slaves, after bailing out the 1% and TBTFs, and continuing to appease the 47% out of necessity for their votes.

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    17   9:11am Tue 21 Oct 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (5)   Dislike (3)   Protected  

    A trend that started with Reagan and the massive radical changes to our tax and trade codes was not Obama's fault.

    In fact it is currently the Tea Party that wants to make these changes even more extreme.

    Vote Republican, cut your own financial throat. It's as simple as that.

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    18   9:09am Tue 21 Oct 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (5)   Dislike (1)   Delete  

    tovarichpeter says

    Elizabeth Warren makes sense

    Only if you've been beating yourself between the eyes with a 2X4 for two solid hours. Then she's the pinnacle of wisdom and knowledge.

  19. iwog


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    19   9:00am Tue 21 Oct 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (5)   Dislike (5)   Protected  

    Voting Republican has consequences.

    Extend the trend line to 2017, compare it with 1929, and then you'll understand why I'm going to be right.

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    20   1:12pm Mon 20 Oct 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (5)   Dislike   Delete  

    OMG! Middle schoolers have invaded the board.

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