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#84571 Apr 23, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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Only a liberal would think the Boston Marathon is the most revered sport in the history of the world, and that a liberal city such as Boston is the most revered city on the planet because it has become a liberal paradise like the state of California and the city of Shitcago and the liberal paradise country that is Greece. It's all part of Obama's plan to destroy America one city at a time.
Except NO ONE here said the marathon is "The most revered sport" or that "Boston is the most revered city on the planet."

Your hyperbole doesn't work for you.

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#84572 Apr 23, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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Only a liberal would think the Boston Marathon is the most revered sport in the history of the world, and that a liberal city such as Boston is the most revered city on the planet because it has become a liberal paradise like the state of California and the city of Shitcago and the liberal paradise country that is Greece. It's all part of Obama's plan to destroy America one city at a time.
..."Obama's plan to destroy America"?....Really?.....

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#84573 Apr 23, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Except NO ONE here said the marathon is "The most revered sport" or that "Boston is the most revered city on the planet."
Your hyperbole doesn't work for you.
No one besides Sam.

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#84574 Apr 23, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
..."Obama's plan to destroy America"?....Really?.....
And he's doing a great job. How's those unemployment numbers looking for you? How about the stock market? New business growth? Oh, and now the new tax on internet sales. At least he's fitting the part. Tax and spend, tax and spend, tax and spend. And the coming Obamacare that will put thousands of small businesses out of business.

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#84575 Apr 23, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Except NO ONE here said the marathon is "The most revered sport" or that "Boston is the most revered city on the planet."
Your hyperbole doesn't work for you.
Here
Sam I Am GEAM wrote:
The other is a terrorist act during one of the most revered sporting events in the world in one of the most revered cities in this country.
Apparently reading comprehension doesn't work for you.

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#84576 Apr 23, 2013
From what I read, he was read his rights. The judge read them to him when he was at the hospital and unsealed the charges against him.
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Interesting article in Slate as to why the Russian bomber should be read his Miranda rights sooner rather than later.
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politi...

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#84577 Apr 23, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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And he's doing a great job. How's those unemployment numbers looking for you? How about the stock market? New business growth? Oh, and now the new tax on internet sales. At least he's fitting the part. Tax and spend, tax and spend, tax and spend. And the coming Obamacare that will put thousands of small businesses out of business.
BUY TOMORROW'S NEWSPAPER......READ THE BUSINESS SECTION......THEN, PLEASE AMEND....Silly post's like this......

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#84578 Apr 23, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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Here
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Apparently reading comprehension doesn't work for you.
Or for you...apparently.

"ONE OF the most ..." is not the same as "THE most..." You see you missed the qualifying words "one" and "of" there. Easy to do. Especially when it's deliberate.

Toj

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#84579 Apr 23, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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Here
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Apparently reading comprehension doesn't work for you.
Dog -- ONE of the most ... is very different than THE MOST.

Um, reading comprehension?

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#84580 Apr 23, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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And he's doing a great job. How's those unemployment numbers looking for you? How about the stock market? New business growth? Oh, and now the new tax on internet sales. At least he's fitting the part. Tax and spend, tax and spend, tax and spend. And the coming Obamacare that will put thousands of small businesses out of business.
Give it a rest, Dog.

The stock market is at an absolute all time high.
The unemployment numbers have steadily fallen since January 2008.
The tax on internet sales is state, not Federal, sales tax and the current controversy is how the states can collect it.

If he is spending, how do you explain the Sequester? And, given some of teh publicized effect of teh Sequester, perhap the spending is needed to run the country, fly the planes, open the national parks, process the tax returns, etc.

My crystal ball does not permit me to say whether Obamacare will put small businesses out,although on a pure anecdotal basis, I know small business owners who are cutting hours to stay under a threshold.

If you are going to rant ( and knowing you, you will) at least spend some time and find a solid factual base to rant from
You currently have some time on your hands. Do some homework then come back and grouch.

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#84581 Apr 23, 2013
Mistake
The unemployment numbers have steadily fallen since January 2008.

should be 2009

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#84582 Apr 23, 2013
Running out of unemployment benefits does not mean you got a job, it just means that you are now no longer counted as unemployed.

Statistics can put a positive spin on anything.
PEllen wrote:
Mistake
The unemployment numbers have steadily fallen since January 2008.
should be 2009

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Wilmington, IL

#84583 Apr 23, 2013
Toj wrote:
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Dog -- ONE of the most ... is very different than THE MOST.
Um, reading comprehension?
Right, one of the most is a far cry from the most.

you people are arguing semantics. Of course those two are WORLDS apart.

Idiots.

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#84584 Apr 23, 2013
Thanks for totally missing my point, was that by chance or design?
Toj wrote:
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Just asking Wikipedia -- you don't have to go to Europe:
"The term was originally used to refer to feelings of being "carefree", "happy", or "bright and showy". The term's use as a reference to homosexuality may date as early as the late 19th century, but its use gradually increased in the 20th century.[1] In modern English, "gay" has come to be used as an adjective, and as a noun, referring to the people, especially to males, and the practices and cultures associated with homosexuality."
link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gay

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#84585 Apr 23, 2013
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>Give it a rest, Dog.
The stock market is at an absolute all time high.
The unemployment numbers have steadily fallen since January 2008.
The tax on internet sales is state, not Federal, sales tax and the current controversy is how the states can collect it.
If he is spending, how do you explain the Sequester? And, given some of teh publicized effect of teh Sequester, perhap the spending is needed to run the country, fly the planes, open the national parks, process the tax returns, etc.
My crystal ball does not permit me to say whether Obamacare will put small businesses out,although on a pure anecdotal basis, I know small business owners who are cutting hours to stay under a threshold.
If you are going to rant ( and knowing you, you will) at least spend some time and find a solid factual base to rant from
You currently have some time on your hands. Do some homework then come back and grouch.
I do not have to do homework to realize the current dire situation of our economy. But as long as 8% unemployment is the new norm, we can fool ourselves into thinking the economy is just rocking along. Pull your heads out of your @zzes people.

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#84586 Apr 23, 2013
RACE wrote:
Running out of unemployment benefits does not mean you got a job, it just means that you are now no longer counted as unemployed.
Statistics can put a positive spin on anything.
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Correct. Just like the people who have given up trying to find work and instead had to take early retirement aren't counted either. The TRUE unemployment numbers are at around 13%. But if these people actually accepted the truth, their heads might just explode. Much better to squeeze their eyes shut with their fingers in their ears and believe everything is just fine. Sure beats having to deal with reality.

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#84587 Apr 23, 2013
RACE wrote:
Running out of unemployment benefits does not mean you got a job, it just means that you are now no longer counted as unemployed.
Statistics can put a positive spin on anything.
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True, but you have to start somewhere and teh Bureau of Labor Statistics is an unfathomable mess to me.And teh guy over there who used to explain things has been furloughed.

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#84588 Apr 23, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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Correct. Just like the people who have given up trying to find work and instead had to take early retirement aren't counted either. The TRUE unemployment numbers are at around 13%....
That is an interesting an plausible number. What's the source?

Assuming it is a reliable source, it would be difficult to compare that elevated percentage against earlier reports unless you knew they were reporting the same thing, Apples to apples and all that.

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#84589 Apr 23, 2013
PEllen wrote:
Assuming it is a reliable source, it would be difficult to compare that elevated percentage against earlier reports unless you knew they were reporting the same thing, Apples to apples and all that.
Would YOU give it a rest and stop trying to justify the crappy unemployment numbers just because the truth is a bit "unsettling?"

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#84590 Apr 23, 2013
Start by comparing how many jobs were created vs the # of people who fell off the unemployment roster, then add the difference back into the new unemployment #. I am guessing you will see that unemployment is actually growing, not shrinking.
PEllen wrote:
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True, but you have to start somewhere and teh Bureau of Labor Statistics is an unfathomable mess to me.And teh guy over there who used to explain things has been furloughed.

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