Since: Feb 13

Guild

#76395 Apr 16, 2013
SexySassySenior wrote:
<quoted text>
We don't get much information about Haslam, his Family, or his Family Business here in W. TN., unless it's on the Nashville TV News. The TEApublicans keep it all out of our Local paper.
Oh yes - it is the conservative media that is to blame!! LOL

Actually, it's ironic that the Haslam's were strong supporters of the proposed state income tax - for everybody. There is the Hall Tax that I and possibly a few others here pay, but by in large there is no statewide income tax.

Maybe they're turning on each other. But, right now it's anybody's guess...and despite that evil conservative media Sassy references - the reason for the raid will come out.

Since: Feb 13

Location hidden

#76396 Apr 16, 2013
Bayless wrote:
<quoted text>
Criminals who obey the law...SHEESH!
It's not about Criminals, it's about People who are Mentally Ill more than anybody else, IMO....and there seems to be a lot of that going around lately.
Criminals are not going to try and buy a Gun, legally, to use to commit a crime, because they know it can, and will be, traced back to them.
Dunlapian

Dunlap, TN

#76397 Apr 16, 2013
Pete wrote:
<quoted text>
Hi Sassy, I agree with you regarding the stock market. But there are several other investment mediums out there, i.e. bonds, real estate, mutual funds, CD's, gold, etc.
Now I want to ask a sincere question. Why do you and OT keep saying SS is getting cut and is being destroyed? I have not seen or heard where anyone wants SS cut and I highly doubt we will ever see actual cuts, regardless of which party is in office. The method used to calculate cost of living adjustments has changed, but actual benefits have not been cut nor have I seen where they will be. Medicare got cut due to Obamacare. These cuts were what he stated partially funded Obamacare. I don't think that was a Tea Party thing. I also think there are enough reserve funds in SS to handle the baby boomers. I don't think SS is as bad off as everyone thinks. Right now, interest rates are super low so the payment going into SS aren't growing very much. However, interest rates will go higher, and when they do, payments going in will start growing. It might not be enough, but it will sure help. Low interest rates are good for housing and borrowing money, but they are very harmful to retirees and other savers. As soon as the housing market picks up a bit and the economy picks up a bit, I am confident interest rates will start going much higher.
Pete, last week I called both of our Senators, Corker and Alexander both and both of their interns want to put "Chained CPI" on S.S. and take out Cola, and they both added that S.S. has to to be trimmed. Also just like my Congressman, Scott DesJarlais Republican(who runs on a pro-life, family values) married, with a pregnant lover on the side, who he wanted to get an abortion, he voted to raise the starting age on S.S. to 72.

Since: Feb 13

Location hidden

#76398 Apr 16, 2013
Nuh_ wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh yes - it is the conservative media that is to blame!! LOL
Actually, it's ironic that the Haslam's were strong supporters of the proposed state income tax - for everybody. There is the Hall Tax that I and possibly a few others here pay, but by in large there is no statewide income tax.
Maybe they're turning on each other. But, right now it's anybody's guess...and despite that evil conservative media Sassy references - the reason for the raid will come out.
Nuh, you really should get out into some of the small Rural Towns in TN., outside of your Home area. You'll find that you have a lot to learn and they are nothing like what you're used to...a whole different World, right here in the same State. Be sure to buy one of the weekly Local Papers, while you're there, too! The same Owner of ours, owns all of them in several Counties, including some in South Kentucky!
This is , of course, if you're not a totally Fake Person, which I'm beginning to wonder about.
hmmmm

Weaverville, NC

#76399 Apr 16, 2013
Pilot probably let a mole in and had no idea, probally a pretty little charmer.
Overtaxed

Thorn Hill, TN

#76400 Apr 16, 2013
Nuh_ wrote:
<quoted text>
You cannot spend enough taxpayer money on 'programs' and you simply cannot 'will' someone else to become motivated. The 'Great Society' and various government programs have not only taken away any reason for a person to succeed - but also, and more importantly, the desire to do so.
There are a very few exceptions - Dr. Ben Carson is a great one.
The lack of personal motivation is not that much different than a drug addict or an alcoholic...no matter how much YOU want them to change - if THEY don't want to - it will not happen.
Do you actually believe that an average American aspires to be broke enough to qualify for the Great Society programs ? Do you realize how destitute a man, woman or family has to be before they quailfy for government help, and how little help is actually available ?
The silly notion of the welfare queen dripping with "jools" and driving her Cadillac as she eats New York Strip steaks every night on the taxpayer's dime is just that...a silly notion.
The policies of our leaders over years have done more to kill the American dream than any Great Society programs can ever counter-balance...not the reverse.
Some of the same folks who lament the expanded use of the meager social safety net the taxpayers provide to our fellow citizens, are the same ones who have no problem with the corporate welfare provided to banks, oil companies and hedge fund operators. Some of those same folks have no problem with incentivising the outsourcing of our manufacturing jobs to cheap foreign labor markets in the tax code.
Some of those same folks do not want to raise the minimum wage and index it to inflation. Some of those same folks do not want an employer requirement to provide basic health insurance to their employees. Some of those same folks denegrate unions for trying to raise the paychecks of their members. Some of those same folks have no problem with the fact that average income for an American FAMILY is 50k a year.....but according to you, it is "various government programs" standing in the way of every American's success.
Forgive me for my skepticism.....

Since: Feb 13

Location hidden

#76401 Apr 16, 2013
I can certainly see why this went viral. Everybody should read this and think carefully about his words. They make a lot of sense about a senseless Act.
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"Patton Oswalt's Facebook Post On Boston Marathon Bombings Goes Vital."

Click here:
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/patton-os...

Since: Feb 13

Guild

#76402 Apr 16, 2013
SexySassySenior wrote:
<quoted text>
Nuh, you really should get out into some of the small Rural Towns in TN., outside of your Home area. You'll find that you have a lot to learn and they are nothing like what you're used to...a whole different World, right here in the same State. Be sure to buy one of the weekly Local Papers, while you're there, too! The same Owner of ours, owns all of them in several Counties, including some in South Kentucky!
This is , of course, if you're not a totally Fake Person, which I'm beginning to wonder about.
LOL.

I live in the big metropolis of Guild (unincorporated)...when I actually get to "town" it's Jasper - and if I'm really ready to get out, there's Kimball. But there again, there's always the National Cornbread Festival in South Pittsburg.

This is, of course, if I'm not just a figment of your imagination.

Since: Feb 13

Guild

#76403 Apr 16, 2013
Overtaxed wrote:
<quoted text> Do you actually believe that an average American aspires to be broke enough to qualify for the Great Society programs ? Do you realize how destitute a man, woman or family has to be before they quailfy for government help, and how little help is actually available ?
The silly notion of the welfare queen dripping with "jools" and driving her Cadillac as she eats New York Strip steaks every night on the taxpayer's dime is just that...a silly notion.
The policies of our leaders over years have done more to kill the American dream than any Great Society programs can ever counter-balance...not the reverse.
Some of the same folks who lament the expanded use of the meager social safety net the taxpayers provide to our fellow citizens, are the same ones who have no problem with the corporate welfare provided to banks, oil companies and hedge fund operators. Some of those same folks have no problem with incentivising the outsourcing of our manufacturing jobs to cheap foreign labor markets in the tax code.
Some of those same folks do not want to raise the minimum wage and index it to inflation. Some of those same folks do not want an employer requirement to provide basic health insurance to their employees. Some of those same folks denegrate unions for trying to raise the paychecks of their members. Some of those same folks have no problem with the fact that average income for an American FAMILY is 50k a year.....but according to you, it is "various government programs" standing in the way of every American's success.
Forgive me for my skepticism.....
To answer your 1st question - YES.

Since: Feb 13

Guild

#76404 Apr 16, 2013
$5 Trillion spent on 'The Great Society' and just what is there to show for it??? NOTHING. Spending taxpayer money gathered from the successful on the slothful always garners...nothing.

Those who really wish to succeed usually do so with hard work. Those who wait for others to provide not only opportunity - but the means to get it - typically fail. Funny just how that plays out.

Since: Feb 13

Guild

#76405 Apr 16, 2013
Here you go 'Hey':

There’s a dirty little secret in some organic fruit orchards.

That juicy apple or pear that you just paid triple the price for may have been sprayed with antibiotics.

Yep – that’s right. The USDA has approved “new options for organic producers and processors.”

Last August, the USDA quietly released this ruling:

The National Organic Program published a final rule today that addresses the use of three substances in organic agriculture with specific limitations that would support production and processing of organic products.

Effective August 3, the allowance for the use of tetracycline in organic apple and pear production will be extended until Oct. 21, 2014, providing two years for the development of alternatives for fire blight control.

Additionally, producers will have the option of using formic acid as a means of controlling varroa and tracheal mites in organic honey bee operations, while processors will have the option of using attapulgite, a nonsynthetic processing aid, for purification of plant and animal oils.

So those outrageously expensive organic products may have been treated with tetracycline, formic acid, and attapulgite, none of which really sound that organic to me

Since: Feb 13

Guild

#76406 Apr 16, 2013
Background checks....here's the crux of the House Bill:

"The Manchin-Toomey bill would expand background checks to cover sales of firearms over the Internet and at gun shows, but would exempt private person-to-person sales."

What are they talking about when they say background checks will be required for Internet sales?? You already have to do Background checks for Internet Sales.

I've done many for those who buy guns on the internet. The gun is shipped to me since I have an FFL, I have them fill out the 4473 then call the NICS number and do a BackGround check. I don't understand what they are talking about changing here regarding internet gun sales.

Then again, this bill should it become law - will ONLY affect law abiding citizens. Criminals, by their very nature, won't obey.

Since: Feb 13

Location hidden

#76407 Apr 16, 2013
Nuh_ wrote:
<quoted text>
To answer your 1st question - YES.
Then, you have no clue how most of the People in this Nation, live. Maybe you should volunteer at a Homeless shelter or visit a Food Bank and find out. I'm sure there's one in Chattanooga, within a stone's throw, practically, of where you live. Just talk to the People that run them and see what they tell you.

You can live in your own insulated World or you can visit in the real World that more and more Americans are living in because of what you, and People like you, advocate...and find out what's really going on with most Main St. Americans. You would be completely surprised, I believe, based solely on your expressed views.
The choice is yours.
Overtaxed

Thorn Hill, TN

#76408 Apr 16, 2013
Nuh_ wrote:
<quoted text>
To answer your 1st question - YES.
Well, if those Great Society programs are so generous that they stifle success...why aren't you availing yourself ?
I will tell you why...because being poor enough to get help sucks. That's why.

Since: Feb 13

Guild

#76409 Apr 16, 2013
SexySassySenior wrote:
<quoted text>
Then, you have no clue how most of the People in this Nation, live. Maybe you should volunteer at a Homeless shelter or visit a Food Bank and find out. I'm sure there's one in Chattanooga, within a stone's throw, practically, of where you live. Just talk to the People that run them and see what they tell you.
You can live in your own insulated World or you can visit in the real World that more and more Americans are living in because of what you, and People like you, advocate...and find out what's really going on with most Main St. Americans. You would be completely surprised, I believe, based solely on your expressed views.
The choice is yours.
As usual, you have no clue about what you are posting about.

Yes, Chattanooga has the Chattanooga Area Food Bank...of which I DO assist with as I am personal friends with several board members and work heavily with the Hunters for the Hungry program. This, is where I knew that the owner of R & D was OK when Dunlapian was wondering about him a few weeks back.

But - that doesn't matter to you or any liberal for that matter. The government has to be involved redistributing wealth to be 'effective' in your eyes.
Troubled

New Johnsonville, TN

#76410 Apr 16, 2013
Nuh_ wrote:
<quoted text>
To answer your 1st question - YES.
I have to agree with you Nuh. I know a woman that lives near me that once told me she couldn't afford to work because she could draw more benefits than she could make working. She was divorced over 20 years ago and had a son that was 3 at the time. She got on welfare, food stamps, free medical and even was allowed $500 year to keep her car going. She goes to every free food giveaway. she had a daughter out of wedlock who is now 16 and has a baby of her own. The lady told me recently she draws over $400 in food stamps, she got a free house through the government, gets all kinds of benefits and so does the daughter now. She has lived off of the taxpayers backs for over 20 years. But she got really furious with me when I told her I was helping pay for all she gets. In her mind it is free. She lives better than anyone in my neighborhood that actually works for a living and she nor her daughter would work if a job fell in their laps.
Hey

Cookeville, TN

#76411 Apr 16, 2013
Nuh_ wrote:
Here you go 'Hey':
There’s a dirty little secret in some organic fruit orchards.
That juicy apple or pear that you just paid triple the price for may have been sprayed with antibiotics.
Yep – that’s right. The USDA has approved “new options for organic producers and processors.”
Last August, the USDA quietly released this ruling:
The National Organic Program published a final rule today that addresses the use of three substances in organic agriculture with specific limitations that would support production and processing of organic products.
Effective August 3, the allowance for the use of tetracycline in organic apple and pear production will be extended until Oct. 21, 2014, providing two years for the development of alternatives for fire blight control.
Additionally, producers will have the option of using formic acid as a means of controlling varroa and tracheal mites in organic honey bee operations, while processors will have the option of using attapulgite, a nonsynthetic processing aid, for purification of plant and animal oils.
So those outrageously expensive organic products may have been treated with tetracycline, formic acid, and attapulgite, none of which really sound that organic to me
Yes I saw that too.Nowhere to run,nowhere to hide,nothing to eat,nothing to drink,nothing to breathe,frequecies battering brains,cell towers smart meters,zombie attacks,sun flares,Haarp.Hey,It's been nice knowing you guys.
I wonder if they have a reverse osmosis system to run your food and air through like my water goes through.
God help us.

Since: Feb 13

Guild

#76412 Apr 16, 2013
Hey wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes I saw that too.Nowhere to run,nowhere to hide,nothing to eat,nothing to drink,nothing to breathe,frequecies battering brains,cell towers smart meters,zombie attacks,sun flares,Haarp.Hey,It's been nice knowing you guys.
I wonder if they have a reverse osmosis system to run your food and air through like my water goes through.
God help us.
For years I used manure from a beef and horse farm on my garden down in my home away from home in St. Augustine to help grow my datil peppers. A few years back after it was spread - virtually all my plants in an acre where I had rotated them and spread the manure died.

After soil tests, it was found that there was elevated levels of both clopyralid and aminopyralid...herbicides. I knew I hadn't ever used those - in fact I'd never even heard of them. Turns out that the farm where I bought the manure had moved his livestock to a pasture that had been treated with them!

To beat all, those herbicides went from the pasture through the livestock into their manure - and then onto my pepper field. It's been over two years and even grass won't grow well there.

“IMNTBHO”

Since: Dec 10

Smyrna, TN

#76413 Apr 16, 2013
Pete wrote:
<quoted text>
That's a very good question. I in no way proclaim to be an authority on this, but I would think good parenting is a big contributor to a child's ambition and motivation. I do realize not every boy or girl has the good fortune of having good parents. In that case, I would think the school would try to involve a role model in a child's education along with proper guidance. Sometimes, a successful child simply has ambition, motivation and initiative in them even with a bunch of obstacles. However, I don't think money has anything to do with it. I have known a whole lot of spoiled rich kids who were sent to expensive private schools that ended up as basically failures. Drug and alcohol awareness in schools and other civic organizations for children would be a big help too in my opinion. When a child discovers late in life what it takes to become successful, there are programs available to attend colleges and universities on grants, financial aid, etc. You just have to have the desire and ambition to do so. Exactly how a child gets this without good parents is a question I really can't answer though.
Dr Ben Carson is great role model for this. His mother took in laundry to support her kids and even though she could not read, she encouraged her kids to read. Now he is the Chief of Nearology at Johns Hopkins. Now that is a role model for poor kids.

“IMNTBHO”

Since: Dec 10

Smyrna, TN

#76414 Apr 16, 2013
Make the Chief of Pediatric Neurology .

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