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  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,August 1-5,2016,August 1,2016

    08/04/2016 4:11:26 PM PDT · 56 of 67
    par4 to Biggirl
    Levin has completely lost it. At first, I thought that it was because his new video broadcast cut back on his radio show prep and that's why he was just rambling on for 3 hours. That and his disappointment that America did not see whatever he did in Cruz (notwithstanding his personal involvement through his fiance).

    Now, it seems more likely that the hole he was digging is too deep from which to climb out. For Levin, it's pretty much a no win situation if Trump wins.

    If Hillary wins, then it's 4 years of old time exposing the mess in Washington and the return (he hopes) of his loyal listeners. But if she loses, the only hope he then has is if Trump fails miserably. Should Trump succeed, even marginally, in growing the economy, especially with tariff changes and job creation then his doom and gloom predictions look foolish. Worse yet, if Trump should succeed in building a real wall, or even slowing illegal immigration, again his prognostication skills are shown to be lousy.

    I don't recall Levin railing against McCain or Romney one-tenth as hard as he does against Trump, nor did he spend hours and hours advising those two losers how they should reach out to conservatives. After all, if they had defeated Obama there would have been no real change in DC and his listeners would continue to buy his books and listen to his blaming everything on the RINOs. The self-proclaimed TEA Party leader would rake in the bucks yapping about how we need change while quietly supporting the same people in Washington who point fingers at each other in the day and raise their glasses to each other at night when the C-SPAN cameras are off.

    Short analysis: Hillary wins - Levin wins; Trump wins and fails, Levin wins. Trump wins and succeeds, Levin loses. And, having grown up in NJ, close to NYC, I can assure you that Trump does not like to lose....

  • *VANITY* Levin: How will he react to Cruz's behavior?

    07/21/2016 7:01:46 AM PDT · 61 of 75
    par4 to Kevin in California
    Levin will reiterate his tiresome "Trump insulted Cruz's wife and father" mantra ad nauseum, then he will discuss how he hates bullies and adores his "beloved audience".

    Of course, I do remember when one of the beloved audience tried to get Levin's take on the natural born citizen clause and ended up getting insulted and bullied as a "birther". The snarky comments about how anyone could even imply that Cruz wasn't a citizen (Mark never actually used "natural born") showed how much he enjoys being the bully that he claims to despise.

  • Not so fast: Defeated anti-Trump delegates vow trouble during the convention

    07/16/2016 7:29:25 AM PDT · 157 of 210
    par4 to Nita Nupress

    Nice Serenity / Firefly reference....

  • The Gun the Orlando Shooter Used Was a Sig Sauer MCX, Not an AR-15. That Doesn’t Change Much.

    06/15/2016 3:57:29 PM PDT · 37 of 50
    par4 to NCDave
    Armelite
  • Campaign Slogans For hitlery

    06/08/2016 1:52:56 PM PDT · 68 of 69
    par4 to budj
    Vote Hillary!!!

    "At This Point - What Difference Does It Make"

  • FBI asks to make new secret filing in Clinton email case

    06/07/2016 9:27:47 AM PDT · 17 of 31
    par4 to meatloaf
    Only up until the time of the pardon - the Clinton Foundation would have to shut its doors immediately since it is basically an ongoing RICO operation.

    No pardon for future crimes.

  • Ken Copeland: God Gave Us Private Jets Because You Can't Talk to God in Coach

    04/14/2016 11:38:48 AM PDT · 20 of 55
    par4 to Gamecock
    I was in the first class cabin on a United 757 out or Newark a couple years ago Took off well before sunrise, seated across from an Orthodox Jew in full regalia.

    As the sun rose, he stood, placed his head against the bulkhead and had a conversation with the Almighty. Seemed to work for him....

  • The Prosecution of Hillary Clinton

    04/12/2016 10:12:57 AM PDT · 27 of 71
    par4 to henkster
    Please do not forget that the evidence which would be presented will be impossible for the judge, let alone the jurors to examine. Top Secret and above materials are very highly restricted in their access (need to know only), so any crime would be for mishandling information the value of which will be unknown to the jury.

    Without knowing what the material was that was mishandled, the jury would be subject to a barrage of spin regarding the real value of the information and how it became classified in the first place. Someone with access to TS/SCI material is not going to be able to tell the jury what was mishandled.

  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Donald Trump

    03/29/2016 9:53:25 AM PDT · 9 of 12
    par4 to Sean_Anthony; All
    Just remember:

    Don't Panic!!!

    did you remember your towel?

  • New Jersey nonsense: Actor faces 10 years in prison for using a prop gun in movie

    03/24/2016 12:50:54 PM PDT · 24 of 28
    par4 to Tilted Irish Kilt
    That's not all, the city councils also feel that they need to "just do something" - years ago the NJ town in which I live decided to stop residents from parking their RV's and extended pickups on the street in front of their homes overnight.

    So, make a long story short, they enacted a law against vehicles over a certain length (I think it was 18'). All was well until someone noticed that one of the council members Lincoln was over the limit.

  • Hillary Faces National Security Establishment ‘Uprising’ Over Emails

    03/17/2016 10:22:03 AM PDT · 45 of 64
    par4 to Ann Archy
    I heard it too, but - what she requested was a secure phone that could be taken in to a SCIF - where no phones, cameras, flash drives or recordable media are allowed. Period.

    What she requested was a secure phone like that given Obama, who apparently has a very special "blackberry", not the off the shelf ones that the rest of the world gets. She was denied that very special phone because she had no business bringing a forbidden item into a SCIF. Apparently the NSA has types that are exempt, but she was not high enough on the totem pole (can I say that?) to get one.

    So, if she had to make a call, she had to go out into the hall and retrieve her phone from the lockbox like the rest of the us would.

  • Fierce crosswind forces plane to overshoot runway (video)

    03/01/2016 12:08:34 PM PST · 15 of 18
    par4 to pfflier

    If you look at the aircraft when the emergency vehicles arrive, you’ll notice that the surface from which it departed has a yellow, solid centerline painted on it (taxiway marking). The runway marking would be white, broken lines and you would also be able to see the touchdown markings (for landing in the opposite direction) behind the aircraft if it overshot the end.

  • 3 Deltona Middle School students accused of poisoning teacher

    02/28/2016 4:26:30 PM PST · 31 of 42
    par4 to Texan5
    First time for me, and her also - she was more shocked than anyone - she loved spicy food. It took nearly an hour for her to be able to stand and walk without help. Almost called 911.

    And i agree that the term "poison" may be over the top but a severe allergy is dangerous, especially if unaware.

    If the little darlings had given peanut butter to a classmate with a peanut allergy, would that be a harmless prank? If they knew of a peanut (or red pepper allergy) and gave the teacher peanuts is it assault? No good answer, but is is something that has to be handled with with more than a stiff warning.

  • 3 Deltona Middle School students accused of poisoning teacher

    02/28/2016 3:45:28 PM PST · 24 of 42
    par4 to AnotherUnixGeek; Texan5
    Red pepper may not affect you or I, but it does cause reactions in some.

    I was having lunch with a good friend with whom I once worked. She ordered very spicy chicken at a restaurant where she had not eaten before. Whatever spice they used caused her to immediately break out in hives. She went to the ladies room and I waited for her outside. A couple of minutes later she came out, said she felt strange and passed out. I barely caught her; she still hit the wall with her chin and got a small cut, Had I not been standing there she may have fallen and been badly injured,

    Since then, she has had this kind of reaction a couple more times, although not as violent.

    And she had never had any reaction to spicy food before, it just developed without warning. So yes, even hot pepper can be poison if your body decides so.

  • Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio both release their tax returns...

    02/28/2016 6:57:34 AM PST · 85 of 99
    par4 to Bidimus1
    Thank you.

    I do agree that the 1790 law does intend to define "natural born" and, although it was repealed, it does give insight into what the founders intended. I have no dog in the hunt, but am concerned that the intent is being twisted to promote an agenda or candidate.

    Whether right or wrong, I believe that both parents must be citizens, but this eliminates Cruz and Rubio and their supporters will not allow for it; hence the tortured wordplay.

    Best Regards,

  • Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio both release their tax returns...

    02/28/2016 6:36:06 AM PST · 78 of 99
    par4 to Bidimus1
    I did not cite any laws, I responded to the law cited by another poster. The 1790 law is clear in using the term citizens, plural. Not a citizen, singular. The residency of the father (one of the citizens) is a secondary requirement.

    My response was solely to the law in question and I feel I have made my interpretation as clear as possible.

    I'm not going to play the game of providing multiple findings to defend my position; I provided my interpretation of the 1790 law as cited by the poster. If you find flaw with that interpretation, please feel free to elaborate. Otherwise, take your request for research elsewhere.

    Regards

  • Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio both release their tax returns...

    02/28/2016 6:25:45 AM PST · 76 of 99
    par4 to Cincinatus' Wife
    "there are none so blind as those who will not see"

    Frankly, I can't understand your position - the law you cite states born of citizen parents, that is the ordinate clause, and the subordinate, or the additional requirement, if you prefer, is that the father must have lived in the country. Had it been written that the person must have been born of a citizen parent; singular, then your contention is correct with the additional requirement of residency in the US of the father, irrespective of the other parent's.

    So let's rewrite it to fit your interpretation:

    And the children that may be born beyond sea, or out of the limits of the United States of fathers who have been resident in the United States shall be considered as natural born citizens: Provided, That one parent is a citizen of the United States.

    One can argue with the exact wording I present above, but it is exactly what you are asserting. Claiming that the founders intended it to be written that way begs the question - if that was why they meant, why not write it so?

  • Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio both release their tax returns...

    02/28/2016 5:11:44 AM PST · 67 of 99
    par4 to Cincinatus' Wife
    It's also been said:

    "Never argue with fools, they will only drag you down to their level and beat you with experience"

    Good day

  • Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio both release their tax returns...

    02/28/2016 5:03:16 AM PST · 64 of 99
    par4 to Cincinatus' Wife
    I don't see it as an issue, it is clear as day that the requirement is the parents be citizens - parents, plural. It is you who is constructing a case based on the complete misinterpretation or disregard of the requirements. If you can't see that the law requires both parents - plural - to be citizens - and subordinate - the father must have also lived in the states then nothing anyone can say will convince you of that.

    Your own quotes from the law show you wrong and you twist them to suit your purposes.

  • Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio both release their tax returns...

    02/28/2016 4:39:49 AM PST · 60 of 99
    par4 to Cincinatus' Wife
    And the children of citizens of the United States, that may be born beyond sea, or out of the limits of the United States, shall be considered as natural born citizens: Provided, That the right of citizenship shall not descend to persons whose fathers have never been resident in the United States

    You quoted the 1790 law. Disregarding that it was repealed, please examine your contention.

    And the children of citizens....

    Citizens, not a citizen, singular, but citizens, plural. Both parents, with an exception for a father who has never been resident. The inference is that the father must be first a citizen to meet the citizens - plural - requirement and then must have actually lived in the US.

  • Could Ted Cruz Be Disqualified?

    01/28/2016 5:00:28 PM PST · 128 of 192
    par4 to Cboldt
    I really hate to come in late on these, but these people are complaining about Americans born to those serving overseas, one who believes in original intent must remember that the amount of women serving overseas when the Constitution was written would be right around zero, zip, nada.

    I really doubt that any of the founders even considered women in the military serving overseas. Diplomats may have brought family, but that was rare also and there weren't diplomats sent to every little country in the world.

    Finally for the fools who keep asking about boarder jumpers who drop a kid in San Diego, both parents must be American citizens to be natural born. I never thought that Obama was eligible, and still do not.

    2 American citizen parents, born in the US of A, that's what they taught me half a century ago in grade school and that is what it means.

  • In advance of big storm, New Jersey lifts licensing laws for shoveling snow

    01/21/2016 9:43:20 AM PST · 34 of 55
    par4 to Gamecock
    "You can't pump your own gas"

    That's because - Jersey girls don't pump gas.

  • Rick Santorum: Ted Cruz 'Misinforming The Public' Saying 'Natural Born' Citizen Issue 'Settled Law'

    01/18/2016 12:15:38 PM PST · 108 of 183
    par4 to Dstorm
    They would go to wherever the prevailing winds take them. My point is simply this, to be a "natural born" citizen, both your parents must be American citizens, irrespective of your place of birth.

    The child of an American diplomats or service members, both citizens, stationed in a foreign land is a natural born citizen. A child born of an American and a non-American citizen in a foreign country is not a natural born citizen. He or she may be a citizen, but not "natural born". Frankly, I have always felt that Obama was not a natural born citizen, even if he was born in the US.

    We learned in grade school - the definition was even more restrictive, if you were not born in the US, it was understood that you were not a natural born citizen.

  • Rick Santorum: Ted Cruz 'Misinforming The Public' Saying 'Natural Born' Citizen Issue 'Settled Law'

    01/18/2016 11:02:37 AM PST · 71 of 183
    par4 to Dstorm
    I agree that your children are natural born citizens, assuming that your spouse was also an American citizen when they were born.

    If your spouse is a Cuban citizen then your speech may not be on point.... Your children are American citizens, but IMHO, not natural born.

  • Airport workers plan disruptions in nine U.S. cities on MLK Day

    01/18/2016 3:56:19 AM PST · 28 of 38
    par4 to CincyRichieRich

    These are not Federal Employees. One has nothing to do with the other, this is the 15 and hour crowd.

  • New York Daily News cover shows Donald Trump cutting off the Statue of Liberty's head

    12/09/2015 10:01:23 AM PST · 66 of 78
    par4 to SeekAndFind

    I’ve been looking for the Mohammed Cartoon that got all the French killed at the Charlie Hebdo offices, but the Daily News doesn’t seem to have published it. Strange....

  • December 7 is the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor (with bonus Monty Python)

    12/07/2015 12:15:25 PM PST · 34 of 39
    par4 to dhs12345

    I was on Ford Island last month - almost forgotten is the Utah, she’s on the other side of Ford Island, partially above the water - 60+ still on board. They finally built a walkway to the edge of the water where you can stand and pay respect. No tours that I know of though.

  • WaPo column: Repeat after me: Obama is not admitting 100,000, 200,000 or 250,000 Syrian refugees

    11/18/2015 1:48:18 PM PST · 37 of 46
    par4 to chimera
    Half have been children....

    Let's review what the administration considers a child:

    Children can stay on their parent's heath care until 25, therefore

    Anyone under 25 is a child. So half may be young men from 18 to 24 and still make the statement true.

  • My FireFox just blocked FreeRepublic saying FR is an "Attack Site"

    10/27/2015 12:20:04 PM PDT · 145 of 207
    par4 to clearcarbon; All

    It seems to only affect the f-chat sub-directory, not the f-news etc. That’s why it seems intermittent, if the article is posted in chat it draws a warning, in new, it doesn’t.

  • Is 'Extreme Phone-pinching' the most senseless Internet trend ever? [tr]

    10/09/2015 9:50:37 AM PDT · 31 of 32
    par4 to C19fan
    So let me see if I got this right - you pinch your phone and hang it out over the balcony of a high building while someone else photographs you doing the daring deed.

    Then you accidentally really do drop the phone and it hits some poor pedestrian on the head.....

    .....and then the term "depraved indifference" becomes part of your vocabulary. Sounds right to me.

  • Vanity: Temporary Fix for the Malware warning page that is plaguing FR today

    09/27/2015 9:37:13 AM PDT · 15 of 70
    par4 to CGASMIA68
    Same here, since this morning. Happens with Chrome and I can't see the page source for the pop-up.

    Tried it on explorer, no issues, and no issues with another laptop running Lumbuntu and Firefox.

    Ran Malawarebytes and found nothing, it's definitely on the redirect page and only certain browsers.

    Got the first pop-up when I went to look at a source article about the radio "inventor" , but that is probably coincidence

  • Why Cursive Should Be Taught In School(and perhaps why it is not)

    09/27/2015 6:11:40 AM PDT · 29 of 119
    par4 to knarf; All
    I'm getting that on every link that goes through FR, if you go to the real link it's OK.

    Red screen with a security warning, but no actual readable links. The mods might want to check, but it's not the end site, it's something in between.

  • Slavery Reparations Could Cost Up to $14 Trillion, According to New Calculation

    08/20/2015 8:00:06 AM PDT · 91 of 95
    par4 to Lopeover
    I would not be against reparations. However, individuals must prove slave history in ancestry and original African country. If they accept reparations, individuals must give up U.S. Citizenship and return to country of origin.

    I have also held this position but with additional qualification:

    Once a monetary figure is established, the awardee gets a percentage of the total individual award based on the percentage of ancestry that was held in slavery in America, not the Caribbean etc. One ancestor out of 16 - 1/16th share.

  • Detroiter, SVSU student facing felony waited to pull over in brightly lit area

    07/07/2015 3:05:49 PM PDT · 27 of 40
    par4 to Fred Hayek
    Just today there was a news story that there was a fake cop in Anne Arundal County, MD pulling people over. He even administered a DWI test to one driver.

    The news report noted that the county police recommend pulling over into a well lit area and, if possible, calling 911 to confirm that it is a real cop. Also to keep your car doors locked.

  • Mysterious Red Mark Beneath Painting of Crucified Christ ... Leads Pastor to Speculate on Jesus' ...

    06/02/2015 1:06:38 PM PDT · 33 of 35
    par4 to SkyDancer
    The Original Kilz is the good stuff, the Latex is not at all effective. It (the latex) was apparently made because of the fumes from the original.

    On that note, MAKE SURE YOU VENTILATE when using the original, unless you want to pass out, the stuff is really powerful. Can't remember but i think it has some shellac in it as well as the oil (tolune(?)) base. Strong stuff.

  • Martin O’Malley is getting bolder and bolder. That’s a problem for Hillary.

    04/23/2015 9:56:13 AM PDT · 33 of 34
    par4 to Stand W
    You win - a reference to Dr. Strangelove and a tagline follow up is slick....

    Nicely done!

  • The poor are treated like criminals everywhere, even at the grocery store

    04/02/2015 6:17:08 PM PDT · 58 of 152
    par4 to Paladin2
    Her choice of flank steak shows how out of touch she is. As you and others have mentioned, flank steak is not an inexpensive piece of meat (last week I paid about $8 / pound for Australian beef, US is a about a dollar a pound more), nor is it stringy unless you cut with the grain. For us, it's a treat.

    I get whole boneless shells at Costco for less than 7 per pound and cut them up, that's cheaper then flank steaks by far. Heck, hamburger, even the really low fat mixes is much cheaper than flank steak.

  • Krugman: All of These 'Imaginary' Obamacare Horror Stories Are 'Invented'

    03/31/2015 10:47:46 AM PDT · 28 of 29
    par4 to Kaslin

    My company had to change plans because the one we had went up nearly 100%, the new one was “only” about 40% higher. The deductible went up and, where the prescription used to be co-pay only, now I have to pay full price until I reach the annual deductible. In other words, what was a $30 co-pay is now full price (over $380.) until I reach the deductible threshold of $3,000. Same with Doctor visits, I get a bill after any visit for the full price until I meet the magic 3K.

  • Seattle eateries closing as $15 minimum wage approaches

    03/14/2015 4:22:17 PM PDT · 96 of 101
    par4 to beelzepug
    They will be making 30K based on a 40 hour week. However, the owner will then be required to add health care benefits so figure that servers etc. will actually work 25 hours or so, really a bit under 20K. And they get subsidized health care on top.

    More unintended consequences when one branch of government makes rules that affect others. A fine mess, Ollie..

  • Hannity Asks Protester About Last Night’s Ferguson Shooting & It Goes All Downhill From There

    03/14/2015 9:31:02 AM PDT · 37 of 62
    par4 to baddog 219
    There's stupid, there's damn stupid, and then, Zombie stupid... Guess which one Ivory is...

    Weapons Grade Stupid?

  • State Department contradicts Hillary Clinton's email claim

    03/14/2015 8:04:40 AM PDT · 10 of 17
    par4 to afraidfortherepublic
    Let me see if I get this right....

    Hillary sent her State Department communications to the recipient's .gov addresses so they would be archived.

    Therefore, in order to examine her communications, and without access to the outgoing emails (Hillary's), then the entire State Department archives would have be subject to subpoena to find her communications. In other words, Hillary herself has made it necessary for every email to be checked to see if she was on it?

  • 11-year-old packs big surprise for home invaders

    02/04/2015 1:24:13 PM PST · 41 of 45
    par4 to 2nd Amendment
    Wow, small world. Mine was on a tuna fishing trip in the canyons off New Jersey. Should have used a rod and reel. Hindsight is 20/20.

    Like you, I have 911 on speed dial.

  • 11-year-old packs big surprise for home invaders

    02/04/2015 10:55:42 AM PST · 21 of 45
    par4 to ExSES
    Before the tragic boating accident that caused the loss of my firearms, I had an Ithaca 37 featherweight that i used for upland game. Had a couple of different barrels, including a 28", non ventilated rib that I picked up for a few dollars since the bluing was shot. A few quick turns with an industrial size pipe cutter and voila - instant (and very illegal) - very short barrel. Effective range, less than ten yards, loaded with #4 shot a shot at 10 feet aimed at center mass would put small holes from navel to nose. In the event of emergency, swap out barrel and put the little one into a pile of pipe.

    And no worries about through and throughs into the next room.

  • Upcoming Super Bowl will be first to be lit with energy-efficient LED lights

    01/30/2015 7:04:55 AM PST · 39 of 105
    par4 to thackney
    I've been in the commercial lighting industry since they invented the 34W T12 to replace the 40W.

    The LEDs of today are so far removed from those of 3 years ago that any comparison is silly. I could not even guess how may exterior LED wall packs, floods and high masts we have replaced in the last two years but I can tell you that the results are universally applauded. More light, with better color rendition, less than half the wattage, lifetimes in the 100K range and very low failure rates.

    We are just finishing up an installation of LED high bays in a rather large building - over 2,000 fixtures with individual daylight dimming and occupancy controls. We replaced 250W sodium units with 166W LED and increased light levels 15 - 20%.

    Home LEDs are usually offshore manufacture and more prone to failure but they are catching up quick. The recessed lights in my office are LED, have been in for 2 years and no on e can tell that they're not fluorescent until I take off the lens and show them. And they are fully dimmable and are connected to a building automation system too, all with CAT5 cables.

    LED is the best option, especially for anyplace where maintenance is an issue or electricity is expensive.

  • DO YOU REMEMBER THESE MEN?

    01/28/2015 2:08:56 PM PST · 30 of 42
    par4 to Calvin Locke
    Ted Williams, Yogi Berra, Ed Wood, ...

    Joe DiMaggio too...

  • Zimbabwe Has 99 Problems And White People Are All Of Them

    01/23/2015 5:50:54 PM PST · 25 of 100
    par4 to Thank You Rush

    Cathy Buckle? Something like that

  • Government spends $432,000 studying gay sex apps

    01/23/2015 7:48:57 AM PST · 9 of 14
    par4 to SeekAndFind
    I said this last night but feel it bears repeating.....

    If you want to study the mating habits of the limp wristed cockatoo do it with your own money, no one else gives a damn.

  • Feds Spent $432,000 Studying Gay Hookup Apps

    01/22/2015 1:53:10 PM PST · 16 of 27
    par4 to ilovesarah2012
    And we wonder why our taxes keep going up and up with no end in sight. Trillions in debt and we are funding one after another study that has no use except to line the pockets of those conducting them.

    Where is the one voice in the wilderness that can stand on the stage and say enough is enough, the gravy train is off the tracks.

    If you want to study the mating habits of the limp wristed cockatoo do it with your own money, no one else gives a damn.

  • Bill Belichick says he has "no explanation" for Deflategate

    01/22/2015 8:48:26 AM PST · 77 of 103
    par4 to Repealthe17thAmendment; freebilly
    Score at half with the “deflated” balls—17-7. Score after the deflated balls were replaced at halftime— 45-7. Some controversy....

    Okay, they didn't need to cheat. So, why did they?

    Locker Room at halftime: "We are down by 10 points and the Patriots are screwing around with the ball inflation. We told the refs and that's the last we heard but I'm sure that the Pats will be straight up by-the-book for the rest of the game."

  • Obama Wants The Death Tax Increased to 60 Percent, More Taxes on College Savings

    01/19/2015 3:35:21 PM PST · 65 of 72
    par4 to Pearls Before Swine
    Agree, but my point was that the change is in the cost basis and that's where the issue lies. For example, when I purchased my first house, it was the late 70's. I paid nearly 80K. If I still held that house and passed it on, it would have a value of 380K today.

    So far, so good - under the present laws, my inheritors value it ar 380K, sell it and that's it, no capital gains tax. Or sell it for 350K and take a loss.

    Under this proposal, as I read it, they sell it for 380 and pay capital gains tax on 300K (paid 80, sold for 380). Sounds fair except....

    That 80K I spent in 1977 has a value today of a lot more than 80K. Where's the adjustment for inflation on the intital purchase? 80K in 1977 was a lot of money, a brand new car was 3 or 4 thousand dollars. Heck, a new Cadillac DeVille was under 10K. So that 80K then is like 250K today. Without inflation adjustments it's not a true cost basis.

    This will affect thoise who have no knowledge of estate planning.