@mpd0.59: I actually agree that police not having the right to check ID for verification is stupid...same as not checking ID for verification for voting being stupid.posted @ Friday, April 18, 2014 - 13:38
[quote][b]mpd0.59[/b] - The state legislature recently passed a bill establishing your right to carry a firearm into a bar or a nightclub. It's not up to the owner anymore[/quote]
dont know if youre lying like the media is or if youre just misinformed. The owner has the choice whether to allow or disallow guns on the premises. All he'she has to do is put a sign up at the entrance stating no guns allowed (just like waffle house in oconee did). As an aside, I wonder if them not allowing you to protect yourself means they are responsible if you get robbed/injured in their stores in the case of an armed robber.posted @ Friday, April 18, 2014 - 12:06
@Used2baFreeCountry: yep that's why I avoided the whole issue as another aside....what a lot of ppl dont seem to understand is that these banks made huge amounts of bad loans....the govt bought most of these bad loans from the banks at face value of the loans so the banks wouldnt collapse.... the govt then put the houses up for public auction for pennies on the dollar and the banks bought these same houses back using the 'qe' monies printed from vapor by the govt planning to sell them for a big profit in the near future.posted @ Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 13:02
[quote][b]cyou299[/b] - U2B, when the bankers of Wall Street crashed the economy...who exactly was it that shared the misery? Perhaps spend less time looking for ancient quotes and more LOOKING at the reality in front of your nose. [/quote]
This is a bit off topic I guess, but I find it the king of irony as the liberals rant and rail about the evil banks that crashed the economy with bad loans that should have never been made (even tho it was a combination of the banks and govt policy together forcing banks to make bad loans for mortgages but that's another aside). Then we have the colla[se and the liberals rant and rail about the suffering of those that lost everything (the poor that got the loans they shouldn't have and the investors that got screwed by the bad loans via the banks). Then we have the last 2 years where the fed has been printing fake money to the tune of 85 billion a month to give to the banks to buy back all these 'toxic' assets (houses that they foreclosed on) for pennies on the dollar and I haven't heard jack or diddly in complaint from the liberals (or from most conservatives for that matter) as we (the taxpayers) fund the next housing collapse enriching those same banks and wall street fund that they so vehemently say they hate.posted @ Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 10:29
id also like to see number of professors, number of classes they teach, cost of living, hours worked a week (in classroom)posted @ Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 10:52
[quote][b]snarkydude[/b] - WITHOUT having massive premium increases. [/quote]
I agree... I just wonder if the federal govt will continue to pay the losses the insurance companies take every year or just for a couple years...I know the ACA says the fed will make good any losses the ins companies will incur and that might lead to a slower rise of premiums from the insurance companies (while increasing the tax loads for tax paying citizens).. the bill has to be paid either way... just not certain if the govt will be able to hide the increases by shifting the bill.posted @ Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 15:49
[quote][b]snarkydude[/b] - insurance companies require massive premium increases, and seek bailout money from Washington due to Obamacare.[/quote]
this has been my worry from the start...I never cared about the screwed up physical start of the program and that mess...it would fix itself over time. The killer comes with the premium increases next year and over the next 2 or 3 years as the real cost hits the markets. That coupled along with the federal govt (taxpayers) picking up the cost of all the losses the insurance companies take will be hurtful. One thing Im not sure of is if the govt picking up the tab will lead to a slower increase of premiums or if there is a limitation written on how long and for how much the govt is on the hook for the insurance company losses.posted @ Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 14:02
[quote][b]mpd0.59[/b] - On a different note, CNBC revealed Walmart is now getting into organic foods.[/quote]
actually, walmart has been one of the largest 'organic' food sellers for the last 5 yrs or so....they just made a deal with someone tho to provide a discounted line of 'organic' foods supposedly to make more 'organic' foods available to low income ppls.posted @ Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 13:42
[quote][b]johng[/b] - Just think how much money the state could save if people didn't throw their trash out on the roadways in the first place.
bah misclicked meant to+posted @ Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 05:03
is it odd to anyone eklse that just last week Ga was listed as one of the worst states for food stamp fraud/abuse...then the very next week, the fed is wanting Ga to rush thru 30k more apps possibly/probably leading to even more fraud and abuse?posted @ Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 03:13
[quote][b]snarkydude[/b] - @sweept: I agree, but we've been in the business of supporting and enabling bad choices since the Great Society programs went into effect in 1965.
And I think our support has been a huge disservice to the poor....most noticeably to the minorities since they are the most represented in that grp. We say aww poor little old helpless one you cant do anything for yourself...here live a life of no consequences and we will support all your bad decisions leading to that becoming an accepted lifestyle and leading to the inevitable plight of failure theyre in now. There is no problem helping someone when theyre down for the short term, but subsidizing a lifestyle of bad choices just leads to more failures and bad choice. I just dont know why that seems so hard for ppl to see. At this point, it has gone on for so logn, that is it too late to easily fix the problem. We more or less need to abandon a whole generation and start over as 'mean' as that sounds.
I think you ought to have to pass an intelligence test.
I dont care about stupid ppl procreating as long as they can afford to support their kids. I do, however, disagree with anyone one having kids that cant afford to, totally and on their own, pay for them. There is no way govt should be in the business of taking money from citizens to pay for ppl that made bad choices and had kids they couldnt afford to raise.posted @ Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 18:12
tho Im sure it wouldnt be popular in any shape or form....Id suggest licensing or means testing for having a kid.posted @ Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 09:20
[quote][b]Ben Had[/b] - THE POOR IS NOT THE FREAKIN' PROBLEM YOU BLITHERING IDIOTS!!!![/quote]
Unfortunately, I cant name call being on the conservative side of the fence (gotta beware the ban hammer)...but youre partially right about the poor not being the whole problem. The problem is a society filled with entitlement attitudes and thats from all over. Poor/rich/middle/individuals/grps/unions/businesses etc so on. Sure we have a few ppl who are physically/mentally not able and should take care of them (btw as an aside having 'back problems' due to being fat isnt a disability imo) as a country, but anyone that is physically/mentally able to work should work or perish. Businesses should get jack and diddly from govt...if they cant financially make it without aid, they should perish (that also goes for all this govt money being poured into the green energy black hole also). Tax breaks shouldnt exist for anyone (poor or rich). Just get rid of the IRS and put in a flat rate system or consumption system.posted @ Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 14:23
@Used2baFreeCountry: yeh my bad...I just copied and pasted from last weeks post since I figured theyd ignore it like they did last week. The whole 'if it proves me wrong Ill ignore it' idea.posted @ Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 12:49
[quote][b]mpd0.59[/b] - If birth control leads to sinful sex, then firearm ownership must lead to murder.
actually, wouldnt it mean that gun control leads to gun ownership?
[quote][b]dawgette[/b] - And what isn't so well known, they targeted progressive groups too. With the advent of so many 501 (c) 4s, I think it was a way of QUICKLY seeing if they followed the rules to get tax exempt status.[/quote]
I hear this trotted out every time this story comes up. To a certain point it's true except for for the numbers involved. The inspector general said 30% vs 100% of the liberal grps vs conservative grps were targeted. So saying that liberal grps were targeted too so all is good is just being disingenuous.posted @ Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 22:39
They grow up with parents gaming the system for a living then we are surprised when they try the same route?posted @ Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 10:51
misinformation and manipulation...... comes from both sides. I dont think there are many out there on either side that say climate isnt changing. I think the problem comes when ppl try to point out the source of that change. I personally dont buy into the man made man caused change theories and I know a lot of ppl that fall on both sides of the debate (conservatives and liberals on both sides for that matter tho the liberals have done a good job of painting it a conservative vs liberal problem). I get all kinds of tired when some political hack stands up there saying Manmade Climate change then starts talking about big storms, high and low temps, melting/freezing ice, etc and so on but never shows any evidence tying it back to being man caused...if they want to prove climate shift itself and not the causation, then grats, they succeeded in proving what everyone already believes.
Secondly, these hacks need to start walking the walk before they talk the talk. Speaking mainly on those gimps kerry and gore here living the multi billionaire life jetting all over living in multiple huge mcmansions with a carbon footprint that makes the rest of us look like Grizzly Adams. Let them sale all their goods and donate all their assets to fighting for what they supposedly believe in, then I might be a bit more inclined to listen to what theyre saying.posted @ Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 05:57
we're too busy giving up our rights little by little in the name of political correctness to really care.posted @ Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 20:17
@Used2baFreeCountry: makes the plates all the 'slippier' doncha knowposted @ Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 23:53
@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 - 18:48
[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 - 16:25
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