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Douglasville, GA

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Common Sense wrote:
After reading a few threads that he/she/they have posted in today, it appears that his/her/their meds could use some balancing. It sounds like somebody is peaking on their manic cycle.

I think you are just worried that you don't have meds to help you think straight. Its o.k. just go to your doctor and tell him how you feel and think. He will prescribe some medication for you, that is if he doesn't have you institutionalized first. LOL
Spanky

Meansville, GA

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#1297
Nov 16, 2012
 
Who was the old fat guy that got beat down at the courthouse Thursday. Man, it was terrible and the old fat guy was the one that wouldn't stop hollering until he got a fist plugging the hole all the noise was coming from. He squealed like a girl then begged for a wambulance but refused to ride in it. BwaaHaaahaaa
Old512

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#1298
Nov 16, 2012
 
I heard it was Phil Peavy.
Sharpshooter

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#1299
Nov 16, 2012
 
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Credit Default Swaps, BP Gulf Spill, Predatory Credit Practices, Mon santo killing people, companies profiting using our stability and infrastructure, then moving funds out to avoid paying taxes,- you name it. Companies are constantly doing things that as a society we would be better off without, or at least would be better if they were practiced with some sense of responsibility.
Are these companies breaking the law?
Sharpshooter

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#1300
Nov 16, 2012
 
Dan wrote:
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I agree with some of what you posted, disagreed with other parts, and both make for some interesting conversation. Unfortunately, I'm about to get stuck in a meeting.
I will say this: If every company paid 39% of their gross revenue towards taxes I wouldn't complain about their monetary contribution. In fact, I'd argue that it's TOO high. Of course we all know that the 39% number doesn't reflect what's actually happening.
OK, so, just what is a fair profit margin for a business to obtain, and not be classed as money-worshiping narcissists? What is a "fair share" tax rate for all citizens and businesses to be expected to pay?

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@ Mr. Shooter, or can I call you Sharp?:

Very unlikely you'll get a rational response to your last 2 posts, those questions have been asked in the Douglasville forum many times before, particularly the "fair share" question, without a decent response.

That being said, it's not possible for someone who doesn't understand how business and the tax system work to opine about what a fair share would be, they have no basis for a rational, informed opinion. Might not stop them, though...
Hogwash

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#1302
Nov 16, 2012
 
Sharpshooter has missed the point with his questions completely. He just doesn't get the drift of the conversation.

Is it legal? Well, BP just got hit with a manslaughter conviction. So no. Is making a profit legal? Of course it is, let's not be obtuse. Some things that are legal aren't necessarily good for our society and probably SHOULDN'T be legal.

How much profit margin should a company be allowed to make? Of course the margin will vary depending on the type of business it is. Again, the question is either intentionally or unintentionally very obtuse.

The point isn't whether a company makes money or not. Hopefully they are. The question is what behaviors they take in seeking that profit. Externalization of costs is a very real management tactic these days. Let the taxpayer pay for the messes a company makes, but they get to keep the profits.

There's nothing difficult about the concept to get. We as a society get to set the rules that a company must operate under to function in our society. We should insist on good behavior.

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I rest my case...
Hogwash

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#1304
Nov 16, 2012
 
Bill in Dville wrote:
I rest my case...
I take it you disagree with something I said?

I'd love to hear it, Oh Great Sage One.

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1. I am no longer engaging in direct conversation with unregistered voters (how many other names have you posted under). Get registered and we'll converse.

2. Please re-read post #1301.
Help Desk

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Nov 16, 2012
 

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Browsing this thread it seems to be about everything under the sun. What has been missed is that almost a century of "American Industrialism" is over. And by that I mean a system where there are plenty of average jobs for average people in which workers show up at a factory or office, do what they are told and earn a decent wage. This is neither good nor bad. Neither Republicans nor Democrats can change this and neither party dares speak the truth which both sides know. Obama has hinted at it before but Romney never even went that far during the campaign, which he can't be blamed for as Americans certainly are not ready to hear this en masse. Carter was the last president that spoke to Americans as adults and look what it got him ...
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Hogwash wrote:
Sharpshooter has missed the point with his questions completely. He just doesn't get the drift of the conversation.
Is it legal? Well, BP just got hit with a manslaughter conviction. So no. Is making a profit legal? Of course it is, let's not be obtuse. Some things that are legal aren't necessarily good for our society and probably SHOULDN'T be legal.
How much profit margin should a company be allowed to make? Of course the margin will vary depending on the type of business it is. Again, the question is either intentionally or unintentionally very obtuse.
The point isn't whether a company makes money or not. Hopefully they are. The question is what behaviors they take in seeking that profit. Externalization of costs is a very real management tactic these days. Let the taxpayer pay for the messes a company makes, but they get to keep the profits.
There's nothing difficult about the concept to get. We as a society get to set the rules that a company must operate under to function in our society. We should insist on good behavior.
The point is that the LWLD's have no answers, just complaints about "unfairness". How would they know what is "unfair", if they cannot define what is "fair".

Case closed.
Aggie

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Nov 16, 2012
 
Help Desk wrote:
Browsing this thread it seems to be about everything under the sun. What has been missed is that almost a century of "American Industrialism" is over. And by that I mean a system where there are plenty of average jobs for average people in which workers show up at a factory or office, do what they are told and earn a decent wage. This is neither good nor bad. Neither Republicans nor Democrats can change this and neither party dares speak the truth which both sides know. Obama has hinted at it before but Romney never even went that far during the campaign, which he can't be blamed for as Americans certainly are not ready to hear this en masse. Carter was the last president that spoke to Americans as adults and look what it got him ...
Could you please elaborate on this, because while I think I understand your point, I am curious as to what leads you to this conclusion.
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#1309
Nov 16, 2012
 
As long as it's name isn't obama or clinton they would have to be ok
Luke

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#1310
Nov 16, 2012
 
You got that right.
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#1311
Nov 16, 2012
 
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Could you please elaborate on this, because while I think I understand your point, I am curious as to what leads you to this conclusion.
Long, long ago pin artisans produced all the pins in all the world by hand and did a fine job at it. They couldn't produce very many however and the price of pins was quite high. Then a machine was invented and talented pin artisans were no longer needed. For 300 years that is the way the world worked. And the factory owners did very, very well and those that worked in them (and the offices) always had a job if they did what they were told, followed the rules and showed up on time. There were plenty of average jobs for average people. Life was good (while it lasted).

Now the world has changed and outsourcing and automation and marketing and the internet punish the average worker who has an average job. The unions can't do anything about it really. Neither can conservatives or liberals, but they won't tell you that.

But there still are plenty of opportunities for those who are not satisfied with just following instructions and showing up on time.
Aggie

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Nov 16, 2012
 

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But there still are plenty of opportunities for those who are not satisfied with just following instructions and showing up on time.
Outstanding.
Farrell Landon

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#1313
Nov 16, 2012
 
Buncha hippies and bible thumpers on here. Go have a$$ love with your sisters and you'll be happier. It ain't incest if it's in the naughty hole.
Aggie

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Nov 16, 2012
 

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Farrell Landon wrote:
Buncha hippies and bible thumpers on here. Go have a$$ love with your sisters and you'll be happier. It ain't incest if it's in the naughty hole.
Please go back to your cave.
Its True

Dawsonville, GA

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Nov 17, 2012
 

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But there still are plenty of opportunities for those who are not satisfied with just following instructions and showing up on time.
I agree, however the "opportunity" to get on the government dime is what obama and the dems are pushing to increase their voting base ( it is working ). All part of the socialist plan.

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