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  • On 21 Apr 2014 in Why Are You Charging On Credit Cards Again?, lostand confused said:

    I charge everything-even fast food. But all my cards are mileage and I fly a bit for work too and charge expenses too. So my vacation flights are usually free!! I pay the balance off every month though.

  • On 21 Apr 2014 in Lindsay Lohan - Trainwreck for Our Times, lostand confused said:

    It is so hard not to look at trainwrecks. I saw a few episodes of that rich kids who tweet/blog whatever. Ugliest, most shallow show I have seen-but strangely interesting-in a Honey Boo Boo sort of way.

  • On 21 Apr 2014 in Your gas dollars at work, building world's tallest building in Saudi Arabia, lostand confused said:

    waiting_for_the_fall says

    They build the tallest buildings to overcompensate for smallness elsewhere.

    The same reason some men drive big trucks.

    Or because they can. Men being men, having fun and playing with toys is not frowned upon in some countries. Here men are just glorified ATMs.

  • On 20 Apr 2014 in Mr Hanky's new gig., lostand confused said:

    That is some good fertilizer.

  • On 20 Apr 2014 in The Alienation of Work, lostand confused said:

    Rin says

    I suspect that many companies out there, would also be thrilled if they didn't need employees

    Yeah with all the laws and regulations and federal mandates on hiring, equal pay rules etc. etc. etc.

    It is a balance, one doesn't want workers to be so unsafe that they are dying or losing life and limb. but ours is the other extreme, where the employers seem to have no rights at all-except of course picking up and moving.

  • On 20 Apr 2014 in Illinois House Committee Wants Taxpayers to Spend $100 Million on Obama Library, lostand confused said:

    CaptainShuddup says

    The Illinois Democrats are backing the GOP, they feel have been thrown under the bus by Obama. They were good little boys and did everything right, and done what Obama told them, but still unemployment is high, taxes are higher, people lost insurance, unions got screwed. Of course when Greta asked them what hardships they are having that has been any harder than the rest of the country. They didn't believe so, they believe Illinois state, needs special attention over the rest of the country.

    The last I saw them, the double doors to the parlor, were closing and one of them was kissing John Boehner's ring, as John was giving me this stoic look.

    (shudders) It was creepy!

    Nah, IL democrats are tripping over each other to raise taxes as much as possible-and at the same time cut services. But the state is hopelessly democrat and most likely will be democrat next election too. maybe once they chase all the productive members of society out of the state, the welfare hordes will turn on each other and cannibal anarchy will reign??

  • On 19 Apr 2014 in What if Bundy had been a deadbeat black man or native american?, lostand confused said:

    he would have been branded a welfare cheat and Obama would have been called a racist for not enforcing the laws. This is just dumb. If I buy 100 acres of agricultural land and lease it to a farmer for say 10-20 years -does it mean that at some point in time, he gets to own the land???? This is actually very common in communist/far left leaning countries. I am really surprised to see the conservatives supporting this guy. he is a deadbeat who hasn't paid the rent in years and the owner is booting him out.

    it could be because of solar projects or the BLM giving the lease to cronies, but that is what a lease it. I would think when your lease is up-you gotta go. That should be standard in a capitalistic country?? Again I see this in socialist countries a lot, where long term renters get to own the building/land etc-because of the evil rich owners taking advantage blah, blah, blah. But that is usually a far left position-not a right position. But maybe in this country politics is not right or left-but on who is making policy. Why else would dems support Heritage Foundation's Romey/Obamacare?

  • On 19 Apr 2014 in Five cops commit perjury in a single case., lostand confused said:

    True. but the suspect's lawyer played a police video-not a bystander's video or some video that the cops didn't know existed. They knew the video existed and felt comfortable enough to commit perjury, despite it.

    When the whole Justin Beiber's DUI stuff happened in Miami, I was surprised the cops were so willing to lie in such a profile case-they must know that they will have high profile lawyers who can dig out inconsistencies. it just made me wonder what do poor people do when cops are willing to lie under oath -to fill their quotas and keep the prison industrial complex going. it appears to be more widespread and cops don't face any consequences for perjury-just like these ones-who are all long time officers-and will probably be back on their jobs when the heat dies down.

  • On 19 Apr 2014 in The Alienation of Work, lostand confused said:

    Indiana Jones says

    It is about democracy on a much smaller level. Direct democracy, not the republic we have. Each community or collective is as self sufficient and balanced in age, ethnicities, professions, etc. as possible. No one person is in control, but a diverse and rotating council to provide leadership.

    They all hold hands and sing Kumbayah every day too. You forget basic human nature -power hungry, greed, raw emotions,deception, revenge for real or imagined slights , physical attractions etc etc. etc.

  • On 18 Apr 2014 in The Alienation of Work, lostand confused said:

    mmmarvel says

    What of Johnny Worthless, who's 'goal' in life is to get up at noon, play video
    games and get high. BUT, since it's a coop, he expects to get his needs taken
    care of

    Well this seems to be very prevalent in the modern welfare state of America-almost viewed as a right. You better not call them a taker or they will crucify you.

  • On 16 Apr 2014 in Tell me anything that you hate about Republicans the most., lostand confused said:

    I can't stand repubs for not being an effective opposition. For not giving me a choice. I am so disgusted with both parties and yearn for someone to vote. I think I will sit out the next one-unless Hillary runs-then will vote against.

  • On 16 Apr 2014 in Hookers turning Airbnb apartments into brothels, lostand confused said:

    They ave turned marriage and having children into a giant brothel with the gubmnt as armed pimps collecting money . They certainly don't like the competition.

  • On 15 Apr 2014 in Is this Romney's 47%?, lostand confused said:

    clambo says

    Taxes on spirits, beer, tobacco, tariffs paid for the govt.s needs from the
    colonies until WW1.

    To think this country existed without income taxes until what 1920s?? prior to that there was a short period of income taxes to pay off debt from the civil war and then it was abolished again. Just imagine, no endless wars, no arresting millions of Americans to build the prison industrial complex and people feel the hunger in the belly and will start rioting against offshoring etc.

  • On 14 Apr 2014 in San Diego woman outbid of her dream home exacts strange vengeance, lostand confused said:

    Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.

  • On 14 Apr 2014 in Crazy animal rights activists want horses to be on welfare., lostand confused said:

    I can't believe the bald guy-he is saying they are enslaving this race of beings-really??? Turn them loose in Africa and have lions, hyenas eat their foals alive and chase them and kill them and eat them. Everytime they go to water, they have to be fearful of an ambush from the predators on land and crocodiles-every single time they have to drink. Then of course every night have the lions come and eat them.

    Too many people grow away from nature and really have no clue about life and death. Hey just turn out horsies in a big field to graze on tax payers dime . They never have to do anything-just have others pay for their existence. What a shame...

  • On 14 Apr 2014 in I find it interesting...., lostand confused said:

    Here is another take on the NV standoff. Looks like a solar developer might be interested in the land being grazed by Bundy.

  • On 14 Apr 2014 in I find it interesting...., lostand confused said:

    Bigsby says

    The point is that cattle destroy the natural eco system. It doesn't make any
    difference whether that is Nevada or Brazil. Cattle cause destruction

    Umm no. The ecosytem does not exist by itself as the Disney lovers believe.. Grazing animals have been part of the ecosystem for a gazillion years. it is a balance and we play the role of the predators to keep it in balance and check overgrazing. if we don't , the animals will die off from lack of food anyways.

    My only thing is that he is not paying any fees while running a business. That is like saying I have been renting a building for 50 yrs and so now I think the building is mine and I won't pay rent. Business is business-there are plenty of ranchers in TX, MT etc who own their own land and run their own herds. if you are running herds on leased land-govt or private-you are subject to the whims of the owner at the end of the contract.

    I would think that is a conservative position-usually it is the socialists who screech that owners are evil and renters should get the property after x number of years. many countries actually have this-usually communist/far left leaning countries.

  • On 14 Apr 2014 in Walgreen under pressure to move HQ to Europe for Tax "Advantage", lostand confused said:

    mmmarvel says

    I don't really have a problem with it. Just another example of what having high corporate tax rates will do - not only to companies but eventually people. Ah, but the only drum democrats know is tax, tax and tax some more.

    true, but only corporations can move away. America is the only first world country that taxes its non resident citizens-subject to an exemption and dual taxation treaties etc. no other first world country on earth does this-only us. But corporations of course can incorporate anywhere and escape taxes. Why can't I??

  • On 14 Apr 2014 in McMansions are a major cause of our economic problems, lostand confused said:

    Call it Crazy says

    That only works if the multi-generations are PAYING into the costs, which don't seem to be the case today... Mom and dad are paying the bills for the creatures living in the basement...

    Not only paying the bills, but doing the laundry, cooking cleaning and never getting to be retired and enjoying life.

  • On 14 Apr 2014 in I find it interesting...., lostand confused said:

    CaptainShuddup says

    Another bogus bullshit claim is about endangered turttles.

    Have you ever seen Cows walking amongst rocks and bolders?

    NO! No you haven't, Cows would never step on a rock or anything shaped like one. They weigh a ton, and their leg might slip and they could break a bone and do some serious damage.

    If you've ever seen a pasture, there are a few trails where they keep most of the traffic. They don't trample the whole ground flat, nor do they destroy the grass. That's what Sheep and Goats do, that's why there was a big conflict with Sheep herders and Cattle ranchers, because the Sheep herds would destroy the grass.

    I don't like the FEds using bogus claims of turtles or endagenderd rats as excuses. Like they are using the smelt fish in Sacramento river to avoid diverting water for once in a century drought.

    But that is one issue-here the rancher is not paying and still grazing -which is not right. I do agree with you on cows not damaging the land. The BLM is very strict on how many cows are allowed to graze the land and it is scientific. Plus the land in NV is very different than east coast/midwest. I don't remember exactly, but I think it was 50 acres to support one cow or some such. it is very poor/sparse land and on top of that you have the mustangs that use the water and land

    But the guy is not paying up-which he should. Now maybe he is not paying up after the turtle incident-in which case, I am more neutral. I think the federal endangered species law is far too over reaching.

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