@Used2baFreeCountry: makes the plates all the 'slippier' doncha knowposted @ Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 22:53
@PatrickD: When it comes to entitlements such as SS- which is a real killer when it comes to budgets- keep in mind that the working class pays into it and they are entitled to it
I personally dont consider SS an entitlement tho I guess, by definition, it could be. SS is an investment program that most pay into for future retirement income. Ppl who pay into it are 'entitled' to it I guess (so maybe an entitlement by definition), but it is just an investment. Unfortunately, the federal govt decided in all their infinite wisdom to steal the money and use it to 'balance' the budget shifting numbers around among other things. Now the money is gone and the govt is hard pressed to pay it back. Just another example of why govt shouldnt be responsible for anything dealing with national programs...they always find a way to increase the spending and suck the life out of it.posted @ Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 17:48
[quote][b]PatrickD[/b] - All because someone misspelled a word? Just wow. Yep, pat yourselves on the back. Well done.
that would be true if the initial post wasnt calling theold33 ignorant. When you call someone ignorant then use incorrect spelling/grammar, you look kinda stupid.
as for cutting the military, sure do it, but dont forget that that only goes so far. The welfare programs and SS/medicare are already more than 60% (and will keep growing as population ages) greater than the military budget and that doesnt even count the interest payments on debt which will start to bury us in the near future. https://www.treasurydirect.gov/govt/reports/ir/ir_expense.htm http://www.usgovernmentspending.com/posted @ Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 15:25
is their new method of adding to page views.... make a story title line than keep the readers retrying that page over and over seeing if they added a story. Then have a party celebrating the huge increase in page clicks on a dead board.....posted @ Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 15:15
from 2011 but a decent write up.posted @ Monday, March 3, 2014 - 10:43
[quote][b]barryhollander[/b] - Rush Limbaugh told us the polar vortex was something just made up. Never mind scientists have been talking about it for several decades. Really, you science-challenged brainiacs, just stop making yourself look stupid.
While true polar vortex is a term used in climate science circles for awhile...I had never heard it used in the media over the last 50 years until this year. I agree it isnt a new term, just one that has been recently used by the media to sensationalize and cause fear in the masses of this occurrence that has happened 3 or 4 times a year every winter since the term was coined in the 1950s (when we were first able to identify it) and before when we werent able to identify it for that matter.posted @ Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 15:02
[quote][b]cyou299[/b] - truly sorry to hear all these terrible stories. I assume they must be true, but I personally haven't seen them.
Come election, I hope people look at this with their OWN personal experience with the ACA...and not what others tell them they WILL experience. [/quote]
Not sure it's a horror story since it's just money, but I have almost the same coverage that I had before for my family with a 2k higher deductible and it costs 184 dollars and change a month more than what I was paying before. That's just my personal non anecdotal experience with health ins this year.posted @ Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 11:49
@Meet_Joey_Black: and youre missing the point.... I agree, should do jack and diddly in the Ukraine. The problem comes when Obama keeps opening his big stupid mouth making threats that he cant/wont carry out. The only thing he should say is that we will back up anything the EU decides on the situation. This isthe EU's problem, not ours. The more he spouts off lecturing other countries and making threats that he never intends to carry out, the less weight/respect we carry with the rest of the world when we might actually need it. The less respect others have for us the more likely we will have to fight in the future to garner that respect. The whole speak softly and carry a big stick idea.posted @ Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 20:09
@Ben Had: UN cant handle it.....Russia with 2 votes will veto anything they dont like or will threaten to leave which would have the UN crying in their cribs.... only ppl that could deal with this is the EU themselves and I doubt they will have the nuts to lift a finger. Ukraine will be Russian owned soon and maybe the start of a new USSR.posted @ Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 18:30
@1hutch: he will be really really really mad.....posted @ Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 18:25
@Ben Had: I actually agree with ben here that we should do nothing militarily in this case.... but Obama needs to learn when to keep his mouth shut too. The more times he spouts off about our "unhappiness" or threats that are never carried out, the less weight America's word carries.posted @ Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 10:02
@theold33: yeh Im sure Putin is shaking in his boots....posted @ Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 00:08
[quote][b]cyou299[/b] - I guess the mighty ban hammer agreed.
for the record, I do find this soldier's actions offensive. You sign up for a job, you do it. [/quote]
I actually agree with cyou on this one...you sign up for the job, you do your job. No matter how much of a piece of crap your boss is. Just quit, theyd probably even let him use that reason for quitting since theyre trying to downsize anyway... probably a dishonorable tho.posted @ Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 14:19
@Libralady: while it is retarded the way they set it up, Id guess it's because they are contract employees that only work 9mos a year and arent fulfilling their contracts if they dont work that certain time limit.posted @ Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 09:35
Obama's take on "squirrel!!!!" for short attention spanned public.posted @ Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 10:31
“The important takeaway message is that racial discrimination is only evident in the biology of young men and women who had low levels of support.”
you mean kinda of like kids being picked on for being: fat, nerds, wearing glasses, braces, anything else that teens get angst over? We as a world need to get off the 'Im offended" train.posted @ Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 08:32
[quote][b]As I See It[/b] - Also it seems that "illegals" are harder workers then many people born in this country[/quote]
they have lazy workers and hard workers just like anyone else tho some of the older ones seem to work well ...young ones not so much. Ive worked alongside 100s of them over the last 20+ years working with road crews.posted @ Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 19:35
[quote][b]SIGNOFF[/b] - They are here and will keep coming because employers pay them low wages[/quote]
Im guessing in the farm situation this is correct...but the illegals that I talk to (mainly in construction and road work) are making around 15$ an hr starting out (for the paving jobs which I work around the most and they say the experienced house bldg crews make more than that).... the reason employers rather hire them is being able to not pay any employment taxes/medicare/unemployment fees. That alone kills competition between companies that try to follow the laws and the ones that dont. There needs to be harsh penalties that kills cheating businesses that are strictly enforced. Let the market determine the prices without the cheating going on at this point.
got away from my point I guess which is a lot of these jobs are not all that low paying for the non college degreed ppl that depend on them and these are the jobs taken off the table by illegalsposted @ Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 10:32
“Now we’ll probably hit the 70s for the first time in a long time this week.
time to break out the disc golf gearposted @ Sunday, February 16, 2014 - 07:09
it's not fair that some have more water than others...they must pay for that imbalance.... water equality for ALLLL!!!!posted @ Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 17:43
kinda like the ppl I talk to here I guess that make asinine replies about the ppl I deal with daily when they dont know anything about me or the ppl I interact with?posted @ Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 22:14
@Dr Benway: yep seen that many times before but has no relation to my comment..... too many ppl think of the federal govt as a nebulous entity that has it's own money that it just gives away willy nilly with no cost ever (including the congressmen and president). I talk to ppl all the time that say nah it was free...the govt paid for it. Like the medicare thing for instance...the federal govt will pay for it for 3 years then 90% after that...like it's free never ending money. Even when the govt prints fake money, it has to be paid back at some point by the public.posted @ Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 21:58
[quote][b]As I See It[/b] - But I thought Georgia didn't want any Obama help or federal money? [/quote]
you do realize where 'federal' monies come from dont you?posted @ Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 15:49
Im guessing thats why the whining has been held down to where it is...since you had a republican and a democrat screw the pooch.posted @ Saturday, February 1, 2014 - 13:11
Why dont we just deficit spend and do away with all taxes....posted @ Monday, January 27, 2014 - 10:58
Summary: Fun facts: The first-ever Oscar ceremony, held in 1929, ran a brisk 15 minutes. By contrast, the longest was in 2002, clocking in at a monstrous 4 hours and change. As usual, there are things I loved about it and things I didn't. Rather than be snarky or complain, I'll offer a few suggestions on how the organizers might bring the show into the 21st century. Fun facts: The first-ever Oscar ceremony, held in 1929, ran a brisk 15 minutes. By contrast, the longest was in 2002, clocking in at a monstrous 4 hours and change. As usual, there are things I loved about it and things I didn't. Rather than be snarky or complain, I'll offer a few suggestions on how the organizers might bring the show into the 21st century. First, a few thoughts on the winners: read more
Athens-Clarke County police officers responded to Pinewood Estates North on a 911 call concerning a heated domestic dispute. it reportedly was an argument over the lack of heat and food in a family's trailer and a woman was threatening to stab anyone who tried to take away her 7-month-old child. State patrol responded also, from their post nearby on U.S. Highway 29 North. The situation apparently was resolved. An officer reported he was driving the woman and infant to another home in Athens. read more