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“KC's Son got a Meal Ticket!”

Since: Sep 09

Now the basement is clean!

#57966 Jul 9, 2012
country folk wrote:
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Nope.. no pain or side effects. Yes, I also was in the military and I prefer a cutlass.
Aye, matey! A cutlass it is!

(But don't give me the BS about your being in the military.)

Since: Feb 11

United States

#57967 Jul 9, 2012
country folk wrote:
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Do you realize that unemployment has dropped because their benefits ran out in some cases? In others, it's because the individual worked long enough to be off unemployment...say 2 or 3 months. That does not mean unemployment has dropped realistically...just temporarily.
yes, I know the real unemployment rate is near 20%. I believe that the gov. should step in with a CCP or WPA type program to infuse the economy with wages. The reason companies are not hiring is due to lack of demand, not enough people working to purchase what businesses sell. The rich have gained in excess of the per centages of available funds.
http://www.angrybearblog.com/search/label/emp...

http://agonist.org/matttbastard/20120709/the_...

A central axiom of orthodox economics is that scarcity underpins economic activity as individuals battle to meet needs in a world of limited resources. Another axiom is that individuals will rationally maximize their own utility through obtaining more information of risks.

In this short article, I explore how these axioms were found wanting during the recent financial crisis. It is not, obviously, the first time these axioms have been questioned. Nor, of course, will it be the last time that widespread knowledge of the limitations of economic axioms will be ignored.

Which is my main point. What’s surprising about the financial crisis is less that it happened – people had been predicting something like it for years. What’s surprising is how easily economists have withstood the exposure of flaws in their theories. Looked at closely, it becomes apparent that the chief tactic for ignoring limitations has been just that: simply ignoring limitations.[More after the jump]

Telegenic economists have become superstars for publicly berating the discipline’s limitations, but quietly, behind the scenes, whole cadres of economists quietly persist in teaching and re-teaching methods that have been questioned or wholly debunked for years.

On one hand, nothing is new about the deliberate ignorance of inconvenient facts. As the sociologist Robert Merton pointed out, individual scientists routinely ignore new and old information in order to impress on others the novelty of their own discoveries. He called it “citation amnesia.” Auguste Comte went as far as to follow self-prescribed bouts of “cerebral hygiene” in the name of science, deliberately not reading more material when he was felt he was on to something new.

The value of ignorance:
more at the link.

“KC's Son got a Meal Ticket!”

Since: Sep 09

Now the basement is clean!

#57968 Jul 9, 2012
Dawg Delusions wrote:
<quoted text>Now be careful with your rational and analytical thought process when it comes to explaining the difference between unemployment and REAL unemployment. Obama, Dawg, and the other Liberals can make you try and believe 2+2 = whatever number makes this administration look like it has actually made a difference. Here is another example of "Obamath" more people on entitlements = a good thing.... and rich people who create jobs and pay a huge percentage of the overall taxes = bad for America
I OWN you!_8-) You cannot exist without me.

Since: Feb 11

United States

#57969 Jul 9, 2012
War is in fact the true nurse of executive aggrandizement. In war, a
physical force is to be created; and it is the executive will, which is to direct it. In war, the public treasures are to be unlocked; and it is the executive hand which is to dispense them. In war, the honours and emoluments of office are to be multiplied; and it is the executive patronage under which they are to be enjoyed. It is in war, finally, that laurels are to be gathered, and it is the executive brow they are to encircle.
-- James Madison, 1793.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_Is_a_Racket
Dawg Delusions

Rock Port, MO

#57970 Jul 9, 2012
Yellow Dawg Democrat wrote:
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I OWN you!_8-) You cannot exist without me.
I would like to try... I bet there are a few people who could not exist WITH you too.
1st-MuslimPrez Dictator

Rogersville, MO

#57971 Jul 9, 2012
Yellow Dawg Democrat wrote:
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I bet you hate it when that happens!
You don't want the democratic development of ANY country, including the United States.
Filibuster those jobs bills! Keep American workers making low wages, so you 1%-ers can make even MORE money! You Republicans just LOVE recessions! You can buy off even MORE companies cheaply to plunder and close, taking the cash and firing the workers.
Mitt Romney: Job creator -- offshore!
Money investor -- offshore!
Clueless -- stateside! He is completely out of touch with the real situation!
He even admits to not worrying about poor people!
And that he enjoys firing people!
Do we REALLY want four more years of Bush43?
INCREASING REGULATIONS AND HEAVY TAX BURDONS FORCING RECORD AMERICANS TO DENOUNCE US CITIZENSHIP - 2011 was a record breaking year with the highest amount of US Citizens ever officially saying good bye. Companies are forced offshore due to government regulations. Actually, government regulations and tax codes encourage companies to move offshore.

THE BEATINGS WILL CONTINUE UNTIL MORALE IMPROVES: 10 WAYS THAT OBAMA IS KILLING JOBS IN AMERICA
http://www.infowars.com/the-beatings-will-con...

Since: Feb 11

United States

#57972 Jul 9, 2012
Companies are forced offshore due to government regulations. Actually, government regulations and tax codes encourage companies to move offshore.///

Yep environmental concerns force polluters to move to 3rd world companies.
The lack of pollution controls and workforce protections are the main reasons companies want to move to 3rd world countries. Apple's suppliers routinely require workers to put in 140 hrs of overtime per month, often without the pay.
yep Gee W. Bush gave tax credits to companies to offshore jobs.
http://cliffmass.blogspot.com/2012/07/asian-s...

Since: Feb 11

United States

#57973 Jul 9, 2012
Real American believe Tomas Edison invented the light bulb and that the Wright Brothers were the first to fly an airplane.
dont vote for either one

Santa Monica, CA

#57974 Jul 9, 2012
1st-MuslimPrez Dictator wrote:
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INCREASING REGULATIONS AND HEAVY TAX BURDONS FORCING RECORD AMERICANS TO DENOUNCE US CITIZENSHIP - 2011 was a record breaking year with the highest amount of US Citizens ever officially saying good bye. Companies are forced offshore due to government regulations. Actually, government regulations and tax codes encourage companies to move offshore.
THE BEATINGS WILL CONTINUE UNTIL MORALE IMPROVES: 10 WAYS THAT OBAMA IS KILLING JOBS IN AMERICA
http://www.infowars.com/the-beatings-will-con...
that's right. companies are forced offshore to countries like china because slavery is illegal in the u. s.a. and we like to be able to breath our air not chew it. these global companies go to any country where they can dump their toxic waste and extract mineral wealth with no regard for the environment. you can go to hell hole china and mexico and leave the u. s. with the rest of your kind you traitor. many companies moved to towns in mexico like juarez. my god man go down and look across the border at juareez. that you idiot is what your hero mitt rommel new world order globalist has in store for the u. s.. obama or rommel: moose turd pie with a scoop of ice cream or moose turd pie sans the ice cream can't afford it cause the military industrial complex wants another war.

Since: Feb 11

United States

#57975 Jul 9, 2012
Here are the top five ways the Republicans have sabotaged the economic recovery since:

1. Filibustering the American Jobs Act. Last October, Senate Republicans killed a jobs bill proposed by President Obama that would have pumped $447 billion into the economy. Multiple economic analysts predicted the bill would add around two million jobs and hailed it as defense against a double-dip recession. The Congressional Budget Office also scored it as a net deficit reducer over ten years, and the American public supported the bill.

2. Stonewalling monetary stimulus. The Federal Reserve can do enormous good for a depressed economy through more aggressive monetary stimulus, and by tolerating a temporarily higher level of inflation. But with everything from Ron Paul’s anti-inflationary crusade to Rick Perry threatening to lynch Chairman Ben Bernanke, Republicans have browbeaten the Fed into not going down this path. Most damagingly, the GOP repeatedly held up President Obama’s nominations to the Federal Reserve Board during the critical months of the recession, leaving the board without the institutional clout it needed to help the economy.

3. Threatening a debt default. Even though the country didn’t actually hit its debt ceiling last summer, the Republican threat to default on the United States’ outstanding obligations was sufficient to spook financial markets and do real damage to the economy.

4. Cutting discretionary spending in the debt ceiling deal. The deal the GOP extracted as the price for avoiding default imposed around $900 billion in cuts over ten years. It included $30.5 billion in discretionary cuts in 2012 alone, costing the country 0.3 percent in economic growth and 323,000 jobs, according to estimates from the Economic Policy Institute. Starting in 2013, the deal will trigger another $1.2 trillion in cuts over ten years.

5. Cutting discretionary spending in the budget deal. While not as cataclysmic as the debt ceiling brinksmanship, Republicans also threatened a shutdown of the government in early 2011 if cuts were not made to that year’s budget. The deal they struck with the White House cut $38 billion from food stamps, health, education, law enforcement, and low-income programs among others, while sparing defense almost entirely.
1st-MuslimPrez Dictator

Rogersville, MO

#57976 Jul 9, 2012
Obama to Raise Taxes on 940,000 Households, Says:“I’m Not Proposing Anything Radical Here”

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/07/obama...
1st-MuslimPrez Dictator

Rogersville, MO

#57977 Jul 9, 2012
White House Finally Admits Brian Terry Was Shooting Beanbags Against Cartel Assault Rifles

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/07/white...

Since: Feb 11

United States

#57978 Jul 9, 2012
Cities by the Sea

By 2050, more than 6 billion humans are expected to live in cities, according to the United Nations. Ports, which constitute more than half the world's largest cities, will face unique challenges as their populations swell.

More than 130 port cities around the world are at increasing risk from severe storm-surge flooding, damage from high storm winds, rising and warming global seas and local land subsidence. Poorly planned development often puts more people in vulnerable areas, too, increasing risk. About $3 trillion of assets are at risk today, a tally on track to reach $35 trillion by 2070, according to an ongoing study by the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development.
http://www.bloomberg.com/slideshow/2012-07-06...
1st-MuslimPrez Dictator

Rogersville, MO

#57979 Jul 9, 2012
Proof That Terrorists Are Entering U.S. From Mexican Border

http://www.westernjournalism.com/proof-that-t...
1st-MuslimPrez Dictator

Rogersville, MO

#57980 Jul 9, 2012
In 2014, The Obama Dictatorship Will Be Complete

Though few Americans are aware of it, the unconscionable ObamaCare ruling of Chief Justice John Roberts stands to provide Barack Hussein Obama unlimited and fundamentally irrevocable power less than 2 years after the November election. For should he win, Obama will acquire the “legal” authority to select 15 individuals whose word will automatically become the law of the land.

Within the 2500 pages of the comically-named Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is cached the 2014 establishment of the Independent Payment Advisory Board. Nominated exclusively by the president, the 15 members of the Board will ostensibly be tasked with “…prevent[ing] per-enrollee Medicare spending from growing faster than a specified target rate.” To accomplish this congressional mandate, ObamaCare has provided the Board with the authority to submit legislative “proposals” to Congress; proposals which will automatically become law unless both Houses AND the President agree upon and pass into law a substitute measure.

In short,“the Board’s edicts …become law without congressional action, congressional approval, meaningful congressional oversight, or being subject to a presidential veto.” Moreover, citizens will have NO authority to challenge the Board’s pronouncements in court, for ObamaCare “…specifically states that the Secretary [of Health and Human Service’s] implementation of IPAB’s proposals is not judicially reviewable.” Therefore a group of presidential, POLITICAL appointees will have the practical power of shaping and imposing upon the American public, the laws of the land! For in addition to creating edicts loosely attached to Medicare and its myriad applications, in 2015 the IPAB will be permitted to impose price controls, taxes and “…ration care for all Americans whether the government pays their medical bills or not!” Thus even the Medicare stipulation will no longer be a practical deterrent to the Board’s authority.

How is all of this possible? According to the Cato Institute,“…by carving out a discrete list of limitations on the Board’s delegated powers, the [Affordable Care] Act implicitly gives IPAB otherwise unlimited power to exercise any enumerated congressional power with respect to any governmental body, industry, property, product, person, service or activity.” And just like Congress, the IPAB has been given the authority to appropriate federal funds and impose conditions for their receipt. This means “the Board could propose…to require states to implement federal laws or to enact new state laws in order to receive federal funding.”

Incredibly, Congress does not have the authority to do away with the IPAB until 2017, when a 3/5 vote by both Houses must accompany the signature of the President! Clearly, Barack Obama and the radically leftist, 2008 congress went to extraordinary lengths to shelter their conspiratorial overthrow of our constitutional Republic from standard methods of repeal.

Should the Manchurian Candidate be returned to the White House, does anyone believe he would not nominate to the IPAB a select coterie of like-minded, Marxist plutocrats, eager to wrench by any means from the American people their last remaining vestige of individual liberty?

Did John Roberts realize that his constitutionally depraved ruling would provide the America hating Obama with literal, dictatorial authority over the government, people and future of the United States? If so, the Chief Justice has assumed his place in history as a traitor of unmatched ability.

http://www.westernjournalism.com/in-2014-the-...

Since: Feb 11

United States

#57981 Jul 9, 2012
1st-MuslimPrez Dictator wrote:
Obama to Raise Taxes on 940,000 Households, Says:“I’m Not Proposing Anything Radical Here”
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/07/obama...
The analysis doesn’t include data on the size of the businesses owned by top earners or estimates of how they would respond to higher tax rates. It doesn’t consider the corporate income tax or taxpayers subject to the alternative minimum tax.

If Congress doesn’t act, tax rates for income, capital gains, dividends and estates will increase in 2013. Obama wants to let existing tax cuts expire for married couples making more than $250,000 a year and individuals making more than $200,000.

According to JCT, next year 940,000 households within the top 2 percent will report net positive business income and will face marginal tax rates that would be 36 percent or 39.6 percent under Obama’s plan, up from 33 percent and 35 percent now. That represents 3.5 percent of taxpayers who have business income and 53 percent of net positive business income, the analysis said.
Private Equity

Profits from businesses structured as partnerships, sole proprietorships and closely held corporations flow through to their owners’ tax returns. Democrats often note that many of these businesses -- including private equity firms and global law firms -- aren’t small.

A Treasury Department study last year that attempted to separate small businesses from larger business with income flowing through to their owners found that between 29 percent and 33 percent of small-business income was in the top two brackets.

“Republicans clearly don’t think that the very highest earners should be asked to pay more to help with the deficit,” Representative Sander Levin of Michigan, the top Democrat on the House Ways and Means Committee, said in an e-mailed statement.“Deficit reduction should not stop at the doorstep of millionaires.”
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100K out of 310 million isn't that many.
The repugs consider operations clearing over $500 million a year as 'small businesses'.
dont vote for either one

Santa Monica, CA

#57982 Jul 9, 2012
1st muslim dictator man you really are tripping. look; there's an old saying "you don't need no weatherman to tell you which way the wind is blowing". so in other words the very fact that you are all worked up about obama being re elected shows you're clueless. mitt rommel has already been chosen and anointed to be our next puppet president by the bilderbergers. all the voting machine scams and voter list shenanigans are now being put in place. obama is history i already told you. so you can quit with the science fiction novel already.

Since: Feb 11

United States

#57983 Jul 9, 2012
Did John Roberts realize that his constitutionally depraved ruling would provide the America hating Obama with literal, dictatorial authority over the government, people and future of the United States? If so, the Chief Justice has assumed his place in history as a traitor of unmatched ability.
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you definably need to read that link about paranoia.

Since: Feb 11

United States

#57984 Jul 9, 2012
1st-MuslimPrez Dictator wrote:
White House Finally Admits Brian Terry Was Shooting Beanbags Against Cartel Assault Rifles
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/07/white...
Your search - White House Finally Admits Brian Terry Was Shooting Beanbags Against Cartel Assault Rifles - did not match any news results.

nothing but the butt gas calliope of Fox news.

“Do not bend, fold, staple or”

Since: Jan 11

mutilate. Point down range.

#57985 Jul 9, 2012
1Watt Hermit wrote:
U.S. heat over the past 13 months: a one in 1.6 million event
Each of the 13 months from June 2011 through June 2012 ranked among the warmest third of their historical distribution for the first time in the 1895 - present record. According to NCDC, the odds of this occurring randomly during any particular month are 1 in 1,594,323. Thus, we should only see one more 13-month period so warm between now and 124,652 AD--assuming the climate is staying the same as it did during the past 118 years. These are ridiculously long odds, and it is highly unlikely that the extremity of the heat during the past 13 months could have occurred without a warming climate. Some critics have claimed that recent record warm temperatures measured in the U.S. are due to poor siting of a number of measurement stations. Even if true (and the best science we have says that these stations were actually reporting temperatures that were too cool), there is no way that measurement errors can account for the huge margin by which U.S. temperature records have been crushed during the past 12-month and 6-month periods.
http://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/...
Thanks for the info Hermit. I have been reading a great deal about climate change over the last decade. I am convinced we are in a warming trend based on the evidence. I will concede that there remains room to argue over the anthropogenic origins, but it isn't looking good for our own hand in this.

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