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Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#78094 Jan 3, 2013
Interesting article
http://www.forbes.com/sites/igorgreenwald/201...

or is forbes the same as fox?

Since: Aug 08

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#78095 Jan 3, 2013
RACE wrote:
Interesting article
http://www.forbes.com/sites/igorgreenwald/201...
or is forbes the same as fox?
I know they look at one tax ... never mind that the guy is paying way more income tax than she is.

Folks talk about raising the FICA tax for big earners and removing the SS cap, but they fail to realize that this would lead to employers paying more (which would hamper job creation) and would lead to a corresponding increase in SS benefits for these folks and thus largely defeat the purpose of raising it.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#78096 Jan 3, 2013
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>Piling on is tacky. You can do better than that.
Your post wasn't showing yet when I posted that. Guess great minds think alike!

Since: Aug 08

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#78097 Jan 3, 2013
The baby boomers who are retired and will be retiring also elected folks who raided the SS trust fund.

The baby boomers also had a cap on income subject to the SS tax, but now they say younger folks should have one.

The baby boomers also didn't pay to provide retirees with prescription drug plan for many of their working years, and were recently given this benefit.

So not only do they have benefits that they themselves didn't pay to provide retirees for, for most of their working years, but they also now want younger folks to not have a SS cap.

Everyone knew for years once they started retiring, there was going to be shortfalls in SS. They did absolutely nothing about it. If they were so concerned about their benefits, they should have paid higher taxes, themselves when they worked ... not do jack shyte about it and then once they are about to retire say younger folks should have to give us more benefits and have no cap.

We have families to raise, just like they had. Paying more in taxes doesn't do jack shyte to help someone raise a family.

Since: Aug 08

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#78098 Jan 3, 2013
I'm so gonna be screwed with all the money the f'ing dems are spending. It's just a matter of time until they start taxing the shyte out of folks in my income bracket. I may as well just sign over any raises I get the next 10 years to the government so that other people can get free shyte.

Since: Jan 10

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#78099 Jan 3, 2013
Okay folks I have to cover the front desk for 45 minutes. Entertain me!!! Boobies!!

Since: Jan 10

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#78100 Jan 3, 2013
I got bored enough to check out yahoo, something I haven't done in years.

Found a story about a mom petitioning the Icelandic government to let her daughter keep her given name "Blaer" (a finnish word meaning something like "light breeze"). FInland has a list of government-approved names and "Blaer" isn't on it. The comments were funny: "I can see a government not letting you name your kid Dog Poo, but other than that, you should get to name your kid whatever you want."

Since: Jan 10

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#78102 Jan 3, 2013
The Big Lebowski explains the Fiscal Cliff:

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2013/01/...

Since: Jan 10

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#78103 Jan 3, 2013
Check out this story from Kansas City:

Man answers ad for two women (a couple) who want a sperm donor. Now the women have split and the mom who kept the kid got some welfare, which means the state is going after the sperm donor.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health...

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#78104 Jan 3, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
I got bored enough to check out yahoo, something I haven't done in years.
Found a story about a mom petitioning the Icelandic government to let her daughter keep her given name "Blaer" (a finnish word meaning something like "light breeze"). FInland has a list of government-approved names and "Blaer" isn't on it. The comments were funny: "I can see a government not letting you name your kid Dog Poo, but other than that, you should get to name your kid whatever you want."
Maybe Blaer MEANS "Dog Poo" in Icelandic?

Since: Jan 10

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#78105 Jan 3, 2013
Typo on my part: "Blaer" is Icelandic, not Finnish.

Since: Jan 10

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#78106 Jan 3, 2013
OH! i FORGOT to tell you about one of the boys' favorite christmas gifts! It was a ton of fun for them, but they died quickly... their dad's brother got them whoopie cushions!

The boys turn 6 and 11 next week. I'm getting the oldest one a remote control fart machine.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#78107 Jan 3, 2013
Do we really need kids named "Light Breeze" or "Moon Blood" or "Apple" or "Blanket?"
I think I can actually get behind Iceland's law.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#78108 Jan 3, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
OH! i FORGOT to tell you about one of the boys' favorite christmas gifts! It was a ton of fun for them, but they died quickly... their dad's brother got them whoopie cushions!
The boys turn 6 and 11 next week. I'm getting the oldest one a remote control fart machine.
does he have an ipod touch? You can get a fart app for free.

Since: Jan 10

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#78109 Jan 3, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>does he have an ipod touch? You can get a fart app for free.
Heh. Yeah, the kids both have ipods. But they often are at their mom's house (since that's who bought them).

Since: Jan 10

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#78110 Jan 3, 2013
Okay you folks have sucked this afternoon. I've actually made myself pretty busy at work today and I had time to post here. I expect much better from all of you tomorrow.
dahgts

Hometown, IL

#78114 Jan 3, 2013
An Orlando, Florida Subway sandwich shop was the site of a confrontation over ketchup that escalated to a 911 call and an employee firing. Luis Martinez stopped for a Philly cheesesteak at Subway located within a Walmart and asked Lawrence Ordone for his sandwich with American cheese, onions and ketchup. It was the last ingredient that led to a dispute. Ordone, the Subway sandwich artist, told Martinez they do not carry ketchup. Angry words and obscenities were exchanged and Ordone, after feeling there could be a possible gun threat, moved from behind the counter to block Martinez from leaving. Martinez asserts that Ordone then threatened to kill him, which Ordone denies. Martinez called 911 and by the time police arrived the employee had already left. Ordone was later fired from Subway. There were no physical injuries and no arrests were made but police may refer the case to the State Attorney’s Office to determine if Ordone will be prosecuted.

I thought this would happen only in Chicago with hot dogs. NO ketchup is allowed.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#78115 Jan 3, 2013
dahgts wrote:
An Orlando, Florida Subway sandwich shop was the site of a confrontation over ketchup that escalated to a 911 call and an employee firing. Luis Martinez stopped for a Philly cheesesteak at Subway located within a Walmart and asked Lawrence Ordone for his sandwich with American cheese, onions and ketchup. It was the last ingredient that led to a dispute. Ordone, the Subway sandwich artist, told Martinez they do not carry ketchup. Angry words and obscenities were exchanged and Ordone, after feeling there could be a possible gun threat, moved from behind the counter to block Martinez from leaving. Martinez asserts that Ordone then threatened to kill him, which Ordone denies. Martinez called 911 and by the time police arrived the employee had already left. Ordone was later fired from Subway. There were no physical injuries and no arrests were made but police may refer the case to the State Attorney’s Office to determine if Ordone will be prosecuted.
I thought this would happen only in Chicago with hot dogs. NO ketchup is allowed.
Wow.

Out here when I order a "Chicago Dog" (my favorite by the way) they put ketchup on them unless I ask them not to, which I do. <shrug>

Since: Jan 10

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#78116 Jan 3, 2013
You know how I am about ketchup, right?

Even *I* know that there are areas and restaurants (I'm thinking mostly the steak sub places in Philly) where I wouldn't DARE ask for ketchup. It'd be taken as a personal and ethnic and regional insult.

But a SUBWAY in a WALMART? WhoTF cares?

Since: Jan 10

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#78117 Jan 3, 2013
And hot dogs in Chicago. ; )

Actually, the only way I could eat hot dogs is smothered in ketchup. But this year was my first year without hot dogs. I'm done forever.

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