Overtaxed

Thorn Hill, TN

#76939 Apr 23, 2013
Scarlett Pimple wrote:
There certainly are alotta dummies out there:
Fox News Tops All Cable For 1st Time Since 2005
“Fox News Channel’s coverage of the bombing at the Boston Marathon last week propelled the network to the top of the cable rankings for the first time in nearly a decade. In both total day and primetime for the week of April 15-April 21, the News Corp-owned news network pulled ahead of usually top-ranked USA Network. Excluding election weeks, the last time Fox News was in the top position was August 2005, when Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast. In primetime, FNC garnered 2.874 million viewers on average for the week compared with No. 2 USA’s 2.621 million. CNN also climbed the cable ladder to finish No. 3 with 1.985 million viewers overall on average. History Channel was in fourth with 1.937 million viewers and A&E was fifth with 1.928 million.”
In total day, Fox News brought in 1.772 million on average with its wall-to-wall reporting from and about bombings and subsequent manhunt. That was ahead of second place Nickelodeon’s 1.644 million and CNN’s 1.329 million viewers over the frame.
The titillating Adult Swim, with 1.248 million, totally demolished MSNBC, which was 19th in the cable primetime rankings with 923,000 viewers on average for the week and 16th in the total-day ranking with 578,000. Nobody watches those idiots.
http://www.deadline.com/2013/04/fox-news-tops...
I'm not going to pick on FOX, only on the idea that high ratings somehow equate with quality programming.
Last fall, there was a huge ratings bonanza for a show called "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo"....and with that I rest my case !
Dunlapian

Dunlap, TN

#76940 Apr 23, 2013
Scarlett Pimple wrote:
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Pete forgot a few things. If this person required his legs to perform his job, and therefore could no longer perform that job, the workmans’ comp insurance company would pay to have that person trained for a different skill. For instance, a person who works in the warehouse who loses both legs would be offered something like computer training. In that case, the job may be better than lateral.
What you miss entirely, is that decisions made about employees are based on their work record, abilities and attitude. If the injured person has an excellent record, a good work ethic, and wants to work, then you’d be an idiot not to want him/her.
On the other hand, if the injured employee has a poor work record, poor work ethic, and a bad attitude, then he should feel lucky to still have a job. If you’ll recall, Pete stated that he had an employee that was scamming the Workman’s Comp system, and had an attitude of “You can’t touch me”. Why Pete still employs this person is beyond me, but apparently when faced with the prospect of being unemployed, he changed his ways.
Employers don’t fire people simply because they get hurt on the job. But I know people who make a profession of getting hurt, so it’s reasonable to expect that once you’ve made a claim, you WILL be under the microscope.
"Employers don't fire people simply because they get hurt on the job"
I guess you never heard of the "6 Month Probation Period'.
Or those pesky, "Falsifying Company Records" issues that can get you fired in a heartbeat. Example, you work 8 hours and 20 minutes and you document 8 and 1/2 hours, well you should of put down 8 and 1/4 hours.
Employers can do whatever they want, that is unless you have one of those pesky Unions protecting you.
But if you have a good boss you really don't need a Union, and even then the 2nd level might be a good reason to have a Union.
Dunlapian

Dunlap, TN

#76941 Apr 23, 2013
Overtaxed wrote:
<quoted text>I'm not going to pick on FOX, only on the idea that high ratings somehow equate with quality programming.
Last fall, there was a huge ratings bonanza for a show called "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo"....and with that I rest my case !
OT, that's a good one!
Overtaxed

Thorn Hill, TN

#76942 Apr 23, 2013
Scarlett Pimple wrote:
Gotta love these Democrats. Always looking out for the little guy.
While everyone is digesting the events of last week, Dirty Harry Reid is busy screwing you. Completely under the radar, Reid bypassed committee debate and brought a bill that would force online merchants to collect sales taxes for all of America's estimated 9,600 state and local taxing authorities, straight to the floor.
What a guy - really for the “little people”.
Not only will this put the kibosh on on-line businesses, it may push these businesses off-shore. When the music industry went after the bittorrent web sites for violating copyright laws, they didn’t just fold, they went to countries that had no such laws.
Good move. Raising costs on everyone.
http://online.wsj.com/article_email/SB1000142...
Well, well, well....naturally this is the Democrat's fault even though 25 Republican Senators voted for Mike Enzi's amendment called the "Internet Sales Tax Amendment. SOME of those Senators are among the most conservative in the country. Eighteen Republicans voted against.
Where was the usual filibuster from the anti-tax crowd ?
Olivia

Manchester, TN

#76944 Apr 23, 2013
Scarlett Pimple wrote:
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As the Boston Bombing news developed throughout the week, FOX News Channel was the most-watched cable news network among Total Viewers.
FNC's Monday through Thursday average topped both CNN and MSNBC in total viewers and demo for both total day and prime time. Additional details below.
4-DAY AVERAGE TOTAL DAY
FNC: 1,647,000 total viewers (421,000 in the demo)
CNN: 1,048,000 total viewers (403,000 in the demo)
MSNBC: 515,000 total viewers (162,000 in the demo)
http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2013/04/19/f...
The Pew Research Center found that fully 85 percent of MSNBC's reports are commentary and not news.
http://stateofthemedia.org/2013/special-repor...
Apparently Americans agree with this assessment and choose not to watch MSNBC when they're looking for real information about breaking news events.
Maybe it's time cable and satellite television providers realized this and took appropriate action by moving MSNBC away from real news channels in their station guides.
That blonde lady that sits between the two dim-witted males said on record, on Fox News and I quote"we make most of this stuff up". They consistently say whatever right wing nonsense their hearts lead them to say and ignore scientific imperial evidence of global warming and climate change. As long as people listen to this crap then the GOP is doomed. The racist, homophobic, misogoynistic, greedy, party of stupid is dead if they do not get a clue. Racist greedy old men are dying every day and their support is dwindling. The United States is a melting pot and the GOP are a very narrow representation of who we are. Ask not for whom the bell tolls.
Scarlett Pimple

Jamestown, TN

#76945 Apr 23, 2013
Overtaxed wrote:
<quoted text>I'm not going to pick on FOX, only on the idea that high ratings somehow equate with quality programming.
Last fall, there was a huge ratings bonanza for a show called "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo"....and with that I rest my case !
Don't be pickin on Honey Boo Boo,'cause that there's some quality programmin....

And while there is some truth to your assertion that high ratings don't always equate with quality programming, consistently low ratings, or NO ratings in MSNBC's case, are a pretty good indicator of low quality programming.

Scarlett Pimple

Jamestown, TN

#76946 Apr 23, 2013
Overtaxed wrote:
<quoted text> Well, well, well....naturally this is the Democrat's fault even though 25 Republican Senators voted for Mike Enzi's amendment called the "Internet Sales Tax Amendment. SOME of those Senators are among the most conservative in the country. Eighteen Republicans voted against.
Where was the usual filibuster from the anti-tax crowd ?
Don't know, OT. My comment had to do with Reid's underhanded method of moving this through under the radar.
Scarlett Pimple

Jamestown, TN

#76947 Apr 23, 2013
What will they tax next? Rain?

Don't laugh. Maryland lawmakers passed an "Impervious Surfaces" tax - also being called the "Rain Tax."

Basically, you'll be charged for any surface of land you own that does not absorb rainwater.

Next up: Air tax.

Read more: http://www.myfoxdc.com/story/22053317/chesape...
Olivia

Manchester, TN

#76948 Apr 23, 2013
Could tennessee ever become a blue state?
Gov

United States

#76949 Apr 23, 2013
Haslam
Olivia

Manchester, TN

#76950 Apr 23, 2013
Scarlett Pimple wrote:
What will they tax next? Rain?
Don't laugh. Maryland lawmakers passed an "Impervious Surfaces" tax - also being called the "Rain Tax."
Basically, you'll be charged for any surface of land you own that does not absorb rainwater.
Next up: Air tax.
Read more: http://www.myfoxdc.com/story/22053317/chesape...
What kind of surface of land would not absorb rain water?
Overtaxed

Thorn Hill, TN

#76951 Apr 23, 2013
Vet wrote:
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Hey, OT.
Hey my friend ! Where have you been so long ? Spring has sprung up here in God's country and none too soon for me ! Hope all is well with you and yours.
Overtaxed

Thorn Hill, TN

#76952 Apr 23, 2013
Olivia wrote:
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What kind of surface of land would not absorb rain water?
Roofs, cement sidewalks and driveways, paved parking lots... all of which create rainwater runoff.
Overtaxed

Thorn Hill, TN

#76953 Apr 23, 2013
Olivia wrote:
Could tennessee ever become a blue state?
Not anytime soon. In fact Tennessee is becoming more Republican with each subsequent election. West Tn. was once solidly Democratic. With the exception of the Memphis area, that has changed completely. East Tn. was always Republican and has gotten MORE red as the years have passed. Maybe Virginia, Texas, even Arizona or North Carolina but.....probably not Tennessee.
Overtaxed

Thorn Hill, TN

#76954 Apr 23, 2013
Scarlett Pimple wrote:
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Don't know, OT. My comment had to do with Reid's underhanded method of moving this through under the radar.
In my opinion IF this proposed tax was going to hit the wealthy instead of folks like you and I, there would have been a filibuster, and there would have been PLENTY of Republicans to see to it that this wasn't under anyone's radar.
I'm not sure how I feel about the bill....since internet sales disproportionally harm states which depend solely on sales taxes to fund government like ours, and brick and mortar merchants are at a disadvantage of being required to collect and pay over sales taxes while internet sellers aren't. Seems somewhat unfair to me. Then again, I like to save money as much as the next man !
Tired

Dandridge, TN

#76955 Apr 23, 2013
Overtaxed wrote:
<quoted text> In my opinion IF this proposed tax was going to hit the wealthy instead of folks like you and I, there would have been a filibuster, and there would have been PLENTY of Republicans to see to it that this wasn't under anyone's radar.
I'm not sure how I feel about the bill....since internet sales disproportionally harm states which depend solely on sales taxes to fund government like ours, and brick and mortar merchants are at a disadvantage of being required to collect and pay over sales taxes while internet sellers aren't. Seems somewhat unfair to me. Then again, I like to save money as much as the next man !
I thought the same thing about taxing internet sales until I read an article title "no taxation without representation". Meaning one is being taxed by a state in which they are not being represented. Now I am not sure how I feel about it.
Olivia

Manchester, TN

#76956 Apr 23, 2013
Overtaxed wrote:
<quoted text> "Pop", if you read this thread with any regularity, you will encounter a lot of hatred, and intolerance, much of it from those who claim to be Christians. Neither of those are Christian attitudes. Christ hated sin but loved the sinner, but no Christian ever forced a lost soul to belief. Those souls are led to Christ by example. Personally, I find the postings of MANY who proport to be Christians, to be far from Christlike, and in my opinion, until that changes....organized religion, and Christianity itself, will continue to lose sway with average folks.
The message, and the gift of salvation and eternal life through Jesus Christ are powerful incentives, as well as wonderful gifts, and I know of no drawback in trying to live by the tenets set by the Savior. That message includes the one of love for our fellow man. SADLY there is too little of that here on this thread, in the public square and in our own lives.
Amen, brother or sister. Could not agree more
Olivia

Manchester, TN

#76957 Apr 23, 2013
SexySassySenior wrote:
Oh, and one more thing...if I have a choice between believing the Gov't. and believing Fox Fake News, the Conspiracy and Propaganda Websites, Rush Limbaugh, Alex Jones, Glenn Beck, and there's a couple of New Ones that entered the Arena just recently...I'll take the Federal Gov't. every time!
If the Federal Gov't is lying, sooner or later, that is always revealed. Your Sources just sink into oblivion, never to be heard from, again, without ever having to explain anything they do! Just like Snakes slithering into their Hiding Places...out of Sight, out of Mind!
Amen sister!!!!!
Olivia

Manchester, TN

#76958 Apr 23, 2013
NTMD8OR wrote:
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Maybe not on YOUR news sources. But Fox hss covered everything Amos posted quite extensively over the past couple of days. Maybe you need to get your news from sources that are more efficient.
Hear that on Fox News or does it have any ground in reality?????

“IMNTBHO”

Since: Dec 10

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#76960 Apr 23, 2013
Olivia wrote:
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Hear that on Fox News or does it have any ground in reality?????
I believe I stated Fox. Maybe you need to work on your reading comprehension. It only took a couple of days for Linda to post links to her news sources saying many of the same things. I prefer Fox because I get my news when it is new news not old news like Linda wants.

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