What about Ford season? I am awesome with an F250.
This..... My guys have hit 6 deer so far this year that I remember offhand and you cant go thru the night without seeing 30+ grazing along the road. Screw the limits, kill as many as you want.posted @ Friday, October 18, 2013 - 13:26
[quote][b]grove600[/b] - I don't deal with EBT in my business, but I suspect that there are laws that prohibit the retailer from denying anyone from purchasing qualified food stuffs if they believe the card is fraudulent or that the card holder shouldn't have one.
I doubt thet Libs would let there be a possibility of a store owner being allowed to make a judgement call about a customer using EBT. For a Lib, better to spend money foolishly than ever allow someone to make a decision. [/quote]
I was actually wondering the same thing.... wonder if they would have gotten sued or called racist in the media for shutting it down.posted @ Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 16:28
[quote][b]hjfedrick[/b] - melmarino it is no different than right here in the state of Georgia. If a person wishes to get an ID to just vote, they have to pay for it. There may be some exemptions, say for the elderly or the poor, put overall you have to pay for an ID. [/quote]
false...anyone can get a free for voting only ID in the state of Ga if they dont have any other ID that will work for voter identification. Oddly enough, income doesnt have jack to do with it....just the lack of other viable id's.posted @ Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 12:03
[quote][b]Thomas Jefferson Snodgrass[/b] -
So, you never worry about how to pay a bill you know is coming unless you have it in your hand?
Some people plan ahead, and have a budget.
actually no....I have a year saved back and since most federal employees are making more than I do, Id figure theyd also do the same. If you lose pay for 2 weeks and that makes you fall off your economic rails....youve done something wrong. Especially when you work for the govt and know youre not really losing the money in reality...for that mater, go out and get a payday loan if youre sucking that bad. Id love 2 or 3 weeks off paid....Id be on the beach (not really Id be asleep in a condo at the beach) if I were in their shoes.posted @ Monday, October 14, 2013 - 07:09
Civilian federal employees are paid on a different schedule from military. I think that, when I was in the Navy, it was as you say, or monthly. A lot of water has gone down the Blue Oconee since 1968,
youre right...they did change it up to 2 weeks per. I looked it up for giggles. Luckily, I was still right since October 2013 pay days are 2nd 16th and 30th....meaning they got paid and havent missed a check to this point. So once again, why the big cries of pain at this point since they havent missed a check yet?
edit: link for ppl interested... http://www.gsa.gov/portal/mediaId/145871/fileName/payroll-calendar-2013posted @ Sunday, October 13, 2013 - 22:20
My son-in-law gets paid monthly by the National Park Service as a wildlife veterinarian. Furloughed workers are anxious because they don't know what will happen for sure. In Colorado they are especially stressed with the aftermath of the floods and the expenses incurred due to that. Wisely, that state is paying to operate the parks so their citizens can be back in the business of tourism on which so many desperately depend. This after so many tourist related businesses are also dealing with the considerable damage from the floods. I have a deeper anger, almost hatred, for the Republican Party than ever before! So much disruption with a domino effect through an economy just beginning to recover after a long 5 years. Thanks, conservatives.
not that it matters....but not sure where you got that quote from since it wasnt something that I wrote unless Ime getting more senile than I thought.posted @ Sunday, October 13, 2013 - 22:16
Every two weeks.
isnt that what I said? 1st and 15th?
:edit: I know I only got paid 1st and 15th back during my military days....wasnt any such thing as every two weeks, but maybe they changed something over the last 30 yrs.posted @ Sunday, October 13, 2013 - 18:41
another question I have....they all got their 1st of the month paychecks....and most get paid the 1st and 15th. So why are they 'feeling the pain' at this point when they wouldnt have received another check yet?posted @ Sunday, October 13, 2013 - 18:23
[quote][b]mpd0.59[/b] - Here's the complete quote:[/quote]
I know the complete quote, and the complete quote is just as wrong as what I said....it still adds debt to the overall debt. They budgeted out money and the budget was too high for the income. Therefor they needed to make cuts to stay within our means as a country. We still make plenty of money to service our debt and take care of necessities, but we'd have to make cuts all over the place and no one wants to face the pain at this point. Down the road, one way or the other, we will face the pain tenfold due to not manning up now (or our kids will more likely).posted @ Sunday, October 13, 2013 - 11:11
[quote][b]Ben Had[/b] - @sweept: Interest on the existing debt increases the total debt without any new additions. Tea time?
then you take that into account as you would anything else as you make a budget and budget for it without 'raising the cap'.posted @ Sunday, October 13, 2013 - 11:06
@HankRearden: I still love Obama's line last week.....'higher debt ceiling doesnt mean more debt'...... ranked right up there with 'you have to pass it to find out whats in it'.posted @ Sunday, October 13, 2013 - 01:06
"Which brings us to the larger point. As a superpower whose currency and Treasury bills are the bedrock of the global financial system, the United States must act reliably. Otherwise the international economic system will tremble. To quote Usborne again, “If one country really aspires to be the grown-up in the room it needs to behave as such."
I love that line. Im guessing by acting 'like the adult in the room" he isnt saying dont spend more than you make?posted @ Saturday, October 12, 2013 - 23:55
[quote][b]Normaltown[/b] - The best thing I love about Food Stamp debit cards is this situation and comment/solutuon while standing in line at Athens Grocery store:
Situation: Guy is in front of me checking out, HIS food stamp debit card won't work. He gets on his cell phone.
Comment/Solution: "Dude! What's YOUR number again?"
My Two Suggestions: For those using your buddies Food Stamps, at least write the number on your hand!
For grocery store clerks who see and hear this going on--how about checking name on Food Stamp debit card with ID of who is actually buying the stuff?
It is OUR tax dollars.
saw this same thing at walmart a few mnths ago...woman had 3 carts of groceries and stuff paid via foodstamp card....had 20+ foodstamp cards and a piece of paper with all the codes on it...one was wrong so she marked that name and said she was gonna kill that b*tch for trying to cheat her. Two things would fix foodstamps..... only allowed to buy the very basics of healthy food (back to the old days of milk/cheese/veggies/chicken unprocessed) and cut the fraud with biometrics (fingerprint/dna/whatever) along with the codes. Someone tries to use someone elses card, they lose all benefits for a year.
edit...and make it just like alcohol sales....store allows cheating they lose all ability to process foodstampsposted @ Saturday, October 12, 2013 - 16:38
@EdwardLTant: hey look, I have nothing to add to the conversation so Ill trot out the same old tired 'Ima special snowflake because I use my real name (aside from the fact that it's part of my job...'
as an aside....thx for the info @King Minosposted @ Saturday, October 12, 2013 - 11:26
Maybe I'm missing something.......I'm not participating because nothing about my insurance coverage has changed, same provider, no premium increase.
I guess Im unlucky (and all those around me that Ive talked to). three years ago, my copay was 10$ for anything with no deductible. Im now paying 1200$ more a month, have a 65$/75$/100$ copay depending on where I go (except 0$ copay for wellness visits) and a 5000$ deductible....for the same policy and same company. Just got the new premiums for next year today....200$ a mnth increase no changes in policy at this point.
The end all be all is that someone is going to have to pay for all of these half dead ppl now able to qualify for insurance and it isnt going to be the insurance companies. The cost always rolls downhill to the consumer.
...edit...might have been 4 years ago when the increases started...cant remem offhandposted @ Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 20:13
At the risk of opening up a horrific can of worms, how's the inclusion of the individual mandate hurting you personally, or for that matter any of the 85% of the American public that has insurance already?
By making ppl that would be covered via their places of work have to go out and enter the market individually out of pocket instead of being covered by their job? I see that the admin would want this to inflate numbers of ppl in the market, but it doesnt seem to be fair to the ppl that it affects. Obamacare has made the price of current insurance polices go up by a lot (at least mine has and pretty much all my circle of friends I talk to), but Id not say that was due solely to the individual mandate, just the law as a whole.
As an aside, Ive talked to a good many ppl that make around the 18 to 20k a year mark and they dont have any idea how theyre going to afford even these supposedly small rates via obamacare. They live paycheck to paycheck struggling to pay for rent/food/power/etc and have nothing left over for anything. How are they supposed to pay that little bitty 92$ a month bill? It just isnt there to spend for them.posted @ Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 20:07
is it true that no one has been able to sign up yet, or is that tongue in cheek? I was actually wondering how many made it thru the gauntlet last week when they were trying to blame it on volume and not jacked up code.posted @ Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 15:49
[quote][b]Apox[/b] - The Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare") was passed by the US Senate on December 23, 2009.
The Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare") was passed by the US House of Representatives on March 21, 2010.
The Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare") was signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 30, 2010.
The Constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare") was upheld by the US Supreme Court on June 28 2012. [/quote]
..July 2, 2012 Obama decides to delay the business mandate for a year
so why not do the same for the individual mandate?posted @ Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 10:38
If he gave a year break to to businesses, why can't he give a year break to individuals? It really puts the ppl that work for these businesses under the screw since they wouldnt have to pay directly out of pocket otherwise.posted @ Sunday, October 6, 2013 - 12:31
[quote][b]CreekWolf[/b] - 1) When the Fed buys bonds from banks it does so by crediting those banks’ accounts at the Fed with reserves that didn’t exist before. But it’s misleading to call this process “money printing” because it doesn’t actually do anything to increase the amount of money in circulation. In our monetary system, most money is created by private banks and not the Federal Reserve. When a bank lends you money on your credit card, that’s “printing” money. When the government buys bonds from banks, it merely [/quote]
@CreekWolf: True to a point, but the fake currency that the reserve sends the banks allows them to unload their real currency into the public since they dont have to keep it onhand to cover the base percentage of the loans they have made. That's why there has been a huge spike in overall currency in circulation over the past 2 years (and yes overall currency counts printed and not printed).posted @ Friday, October 4, 2013 - 15:22
[quote][b]Emperor1972[/b] - @sweept:
Sometimes people, in their effort to appear educated on a particular subject, make things far more complicated than they really are.
And while there are some extremely complicated debt and investment instruments, at the end of the day you can't get around reality and simple economics... [/quote]
yep...where else you gonna put your money at this point? a 0.01% tbond.... 1.2%% cd.... a 0% savings? there's no where else to invest money at this point except for the market and ppl are keeping it there hoping and praying it doesnt tank. This is why the market is so overinflated at this point Let it look weak and ppl really will start dragging out their investments and filling their mattresses.posted @ Friday, October 4, 2013 - 15:10
[quote][b]Emperor1972[/b] - Once upon a time, this could be taken at face value, and would've been true. Currently, it's BECAUSE of the bond buying, and artificially low interest rates, that investors are buying. Otherwise, the market would not drop every time the Fed mentions the possibility of raising interest rates. And if the market were so strong on its own, there wouldn't be any need for the continued infusion of those printed, borrowed dollars...[/quote]
ding ding ding...we have a winner.posted @ Friday, October 4, 2013 - 13:18
wonder if they will still be on the hook for the penalty since they wont have insurance.....posted @ Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 09:17
Yeah, you mean like:
...the diff being that theyre allowed to take their full current govt ins monies and use it to pay for ins on the exchange...ie they get whichever ins policy they want be it the current federal ins they have or on the exchange for free (on the backs of tax payers) no matter how much they make in yearly salary. This is different from all other federal employees and private citizens who have to actually qualify for subsidies and pay out of pocket for ins.
....and that is all an aside from all the contributors/friends/etc that got an exemption aside from congress. If it's good for all of us private citizens, then it should be 100% good enough for everyone. No exemptions, no freebies, no giggling in the corner.... all suffer together.posted @ Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 21:42
Which exemptions would that be?
think you need to talk a walk down google lane and look at them...... congress and their staff members are all exempt.... most of their big donors got exemptions.... along with a lot of big businesses.
...since Im nice and had 4 secs to spare heres a link that popped up on google http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2900475/postsposted @ Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 15:43
Summary: Athens Christian's Darion Barron had been selected to participate in the U.S. Army National Combine in January. Athens Christian lineman Darion Barron had been selected to participate in the U.S. Army National Combine in January. The combine, which will be held from Jan. 2-Jan. 4 in San Antonio during the U.S. Army All-America Bowl, will feature 500 underclassmen. "It's exciting," said Barron, who found out he'd be participating in the combine last weekend. "It's a blessing. It's nerve-wracking." read more
Summary: Four Prince Avenue players and one from Commerce made the All-State state softball team. Four Prince Avenue players and one from Commerce made the All-State state softball team. Prince Avenue's Emily Soles, Chandler Carey and Bethany Campbell were named to the first team. Prince Avenue's Jordyn Smith and Commerce's Jenna Thomas made second team.