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  Onvacation   ignore (2)   2018 Aug 3, 5:31am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Strategist says
he will obviously win again by a much larger margin.

Nothing is obvious. More than half the country voted for a vile corrupt candidate whose screechy whining caused dogs to run and hide. Instead we barely elected a reality show host.

Political theater.
  Onvacation   ignore (2)   2018 Aug 3, 5:54am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Strategist says
All of Russia, ... is worth a lot less than Apple.

And a 3/2 in Stockton is worth more than the gdp of Finland.
  Onvacation   ignore (2)   2018 Aug 3, 6:55am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Joe Biden “They asked me would I like to debate this gentleman, and I said no. I said, ‘If we were in high school, I’d take him behind the gym and beat the hell out of him.’”
I would pay to watch that fight.
  Onvacation   ignore (2)   2018 Aug 3, 7:06am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Are they back?
  Onvacation   ignore (2)   2018 Aug 3, 7:38am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

From the article:
"Fight for $15" makes a good bumper sticker. But as Democrats are finding out first hand, it makes bad public policy."

When I was 13 I got my first paying job; sweeping floors and cleaning toilets at a bowling alley for $1.80 an hour, cash under the table. Minimum wage was $3.60. The owner noticed I had mechanical aptitude so he taught me how to fix and maintain the automatic pinsetters. This led to a job as a mechanic at a bigger bowling alley where I earned more than minimum wage.

Minimum wage was not meant to be a "living wage". It was meant to stop the exploitation of workers by management. Had I never took that job at $1.80/hour I never would have developed the skills to be worth MORE than minimum wage.
Unfortunately many children today do not get their first job until they graduate college.
  Onvacation   ignore (2)   2018 Aug 3, 7:40am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Forget Tommy and forget freedom!
  Onvacation   ignore (2)   2018 Aug 3, 7:42am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Laws do not take away our inalienable rights, corrupt governments do.
  Onvacation   ignore (2)   2018 Aug 3, 7:47am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

He added; “If I was bitter and angry I would accept my own victimhood. I’m not their victim, I’m their target.”
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/6912226/tommy-robinson-released-appeal-free-prison-latest/amp/
  Onvacation   ignore (2)   2018 Aug 3, 9:51am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

LeonDurham says

So, you're OK with Government welfare of large corporations then?

No!LeonDurham says
That's what you get if minimum wage is less than a livable wage.

Non-sequitur. Not all wage earners are supporting themselves.
  Onvacation   ignore (2)   2018 Aug 3, 9:56am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

joeyjojojunior says
Corporate tax breaks do NOT create jobs

Taxing corporations does not create jobs either.
  Onvacation   ignore (2)   2018 Aug 3, 4:18pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

LeonDurham says
Actually it does. It encourages investment which typically creates jobs.

So at what percentage should corporations be taxed ? At 100% there is no incentive to risk capital and labor if you know all your profits will be confiscated. How does taxing corporations encourage investment? Please explain as it makes no sense.
  Onvacation   ignore (2)   2018 Aug 3, 4:42pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

LeonDurham says

I thought the answer was fairly obvious. The way our tax structure gives breaks to capital investment encourages more investment as taxes are raised. Obviously, if you go to the extreme limit, then other problems are encountered.

Tax breaks encourage investment as taxes are raised?
Still makes no sense.
Oh wait, you are saying that our tax structure is the problem and corporations are incentivised to reinvest their profits instead of letting the profits be taxed. Is this correct?
And if this is correct would it not be better to lower all taxes so that successful companies can decide how to invest their money and create more jobs? Or are you in favor of redistribution and incentivizing people to go on the dole?
  Onvacation   ignore (2)   2018 Aug 3, 6:12pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Blurtman says

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Back when grabbing them by the pussy was cool.
  Onvacation   ignore (2)   2018 Aug 3, 6:32pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Rew says
Now that we are out of the Paris agreements

Thank God! The Paris agreement was a useless scam.
  Onvacation   ignore (2)   2018 Aug 3, 6:46pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

MrMagic says
Iwog isn't here anymore.

Not iwog is.
  Onvacation   ignore (2)   2018 Aug 3, 7:12pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

" Those that forget their history are condemned to repeat it".
  Onvacation   ignore (2)   2018 Aug 4, 5:15am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Rew says
You know Obama and Hillary would have already talked with Mueller by now.

Then why don't they? They could bring their server with them for forensic analysis while they are at it.
  Onvacation   ignore (2)   2018 Aug 4, 5:23am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Rew says

Yes, Trump won in 2016, by the EC. I maintain he, and Kellyanne were surprised as hell it happened

Agreed! Trump knew of the rigging and was totally surprised when his grassroots support came through and gave him the EC win. He is still battling against the corrupt system!
  Onvacation   ignore (2)   2018 Aug 4, 11:06am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

From the article:
Being a black American means discrimination, marginalization and alienation. That isn’t the world in which any person would want to exist. Yet here we are. So saying you shouldn’t teach your white children about racism means you don’t want to create a better world for everyone. It means you want the status quo. It means you choose the comfort of white supremacy instead of the discomfort of fighting against it.
  Onvacation   ignore (2)   2018 Aug 4, 11:12am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Still on the island with liberal in laws who grew up in white only neighborhoods. This morning the topic of white privelage came up. After a long discussion on how my skincolor gives me privelage I asked the question, "Is it not racist to assume things about me because I am white".

Silence. The discussion broke up.

Now I wish I had kept my mouth shut.
  Onvacation   ignore (2)   2018 Aug 4, 11:27am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Patrick says
What would be worth $5/mo?

What? I had to buy your book to change my alias!

Just kidding.

But seriously, it is nice to not have people lazily tell you you are stupid instead of pointing out where your ideas are flawed.

Ignore really works and you always have the option of skimming through the drivel in the faint hope of finding some wisdom.

Some on this site want opposition silenced.

@patrick Thanks for providing a place where I can vent my sometimes controversial views.
  Onvacation   ignore (2)   2018 Aug 4, 11:36am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

marcus says

Good timing though, as heat records are being broken right and left.

The temperature peaked in 2016, which was 4/100ths of one degree warmer than 2015. 2017 was 1/10 of one degree cooler than 2016. 2018 promises to be cooler still. The world is not warming uncontrollably.

It will take a glacier knocking down skyscrapers on Manhattan Island to convince the alarmists that Florida is not being inundated with water.
  Onvacation   ignore (2)   2018 Aug 4, 11:42am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

CBOEtrader says
Example please?

Don't hold your breath.
  Onvacation   ignore (2)   2018 Aug 4, 11:46am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Currency can be printed. Gold must be mined.
  Onvacation   ignore (2)   2018 Aug 4, 1:01pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

marcus says
I can see you've really done your research.

Thank you. I have.
marcus says
Talking about something as dynamic as climate change, we should all understand that down ticks would not happen if the situation was dire,

So the science is not settled?
marcus says
large amounts of ice disappearing from the arctic before it's all gone.

I have not checked lately but you're right. Today's arctic ice levels are the third lowest since 1979 when we started keeping records. While in Antarctica the ice is at its seventh lowest level. Shouldn't the ice levels be going down in a warming world?
marcus says
when so called technical "experts" start spreading factual information that I don't want to believe,

It's climate science not religion. In science when the data does not match our theory we change the theory. At this point co2 is so disconnected from temperature rise that only the brainwashed BELIEVE..
  Onvacation   ignore (2)   2018 Aug 4, 1:12pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

marcus says
they're saying that there are institutionalized and cultural benefits that accrue to white folks for being white.

Maybe, but white privelage IS being used as the reason that SOME people use as to why they are not getting ahead. Kind of like how SOME people use racial preference as the reason they don't get ahead.

Success requires talent and hard work. Hard work is the key. If you are less talented you must work harder. Talented people must work hard for success as well. Claiming that (reverse) racism is keeping you down is lazy.
  Onvacation   ignore (2)   2018 Aug 4, 1:29pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

marcus says

Funny how you guys are always talking about delusion on the left.

Derangement.
  Onvacation   ignore (2)   2018 Aug 4, 6:24pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

And posts are disappearing.
  Onvacation   ignore (2)   2018 Aug 4, 6:26pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

I hope you are not being sabotaged by some enemy of free speech.
  Onvacation   ignore (2)   2018 Aug 4, 6:28pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Was it just me or did i see a comment from Dan4xxx the other day saying "I'm back bitches".
  Onvacation   ignore (2)   2018 Aug 4, 6:29pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Its strange. My white privelage thread is gone but I can still see some of the comments I made.
  Onvacation   ignore (2)   2018 Aug 5, 5:23am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

@patrick I think you've been hacked.
  Onvacation   ignore (2)   2018 Aug 5, 5:31am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

HEYYOU says
Anything that blocks sunlight slows warming. Who'd a thunk?

Apparently not the alarmists.

If only we could create pollution wothout co2.

Absurd.
  Onvacation   ignore (2)   2018 Aug 7, 12:24pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

"Instead of the steel girders of the towers lasting up to four hours before melting, the steel frames of One World Trade Center lasted only one hour and forty minutes, while the steel frames of Two World Trade Center lasted just 56 minutes before collapsing."
http://www.foxnews.com/story/2001/09/14/asbestos-could-have-saved-wtc-lives.html
Asbestos could have stopped the twin towers from melting on 911
  Onvacation   ignore (2)   2018 Aug 7, 12:31pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Patrick says
Its strange. My white privelage thread is gone but I can still see some of the comments I made.

Just back from the woods of northern Maine.
@patrick did you ever figure out how threads, but not the comments I made (can still see them in my comment list) disappeared ?

It's frustrating when your opinion gets deleted.
  Onvacation   ignore (2)   2018 Aug 7, 12:49pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Aphroman says
Agree, it’s sad to see others censor my speech

What are they so afraid of?

The truth shouldn’t be so scary



I am not sure we were censored by patnet. Might have been a glitch or some nefarious outsider.

From one of the lost posts:



Onvacation ignore (2) 2018 Aug 4, 1:12pm ↑ like (0) ↓ dislike (0) quote personal edit delete
marcus says
they're saying that there are institutionalized and cultural benefits that accrue to white folks for being white.

Maybe, but white privelage IS being used as the reason that SOME people use as to why they are not getting ahead. Kind of like how SOME people use racial preference as the reason they don't get ahead.

Success requires talent and hard work. Hard work is the key. If you are less talented you must work harder. Talented people must work hard for success as well. Claiming that (reverse) racism is keeping you down is lazy.
  Onvacation   ignore (2)   2018 Aug 10, 7:58pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        


Wife said I could have a project. Gen B Miata. Totally impractical but really fun to drive. The inline 4 is bulletproof and there is room for a turbo or supercharger under the hood, but I'm too old for that kind of trouble.
So far I've overhauled the suspension and brakes, tires, a new convertible top, and a rollbar. I do all the work myself.
  Onvacation   ignore (2)   2018 Aug 12, 7:35am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

What's the difference between ignorance and apathy?
I don't know and I don't care.
  Onvacation   ignore (2)   2018 Aug 12, 7:41am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

I saw a green hat while I was in Paris. The shopkeeper said, "20 euros". It sounded like a reasonable price so I asked if he had it in tan. He said, "15 euros". I said, "No, I want it in tan". He said, "OK, 10 euros".
I bought the green hat for 10 euros.



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