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  • I been coming here a long time.. Whatever happened to..???

    10/05/2014 1:39:02 AM PDT · 306 of 475
    Positive to NormsRevenge

    As anyone can see, I registered this screen name on Oct 30 1998.

    So on the 30th I will have been here for 16 years. On that same day I will have been on the Earth for 67 years.

    So I will have been here for 24% of my life of 2/3 century.

    Don’t post or reply much lately...not positive enough I guess.

  • Moment Ebola victim arrived in Dallas and greeted smiling relative after flight from Liberia

    10/05/2014 1:07:53 AM PDT · 25 of 67
    Positive to Misterioso; pepsionice

    I read a book on writing, written by Stephen King.

    In it he said that most of his fans believe “The Stand” is his best work. Given that he wrote it over 25 years ago, he is a little disappointed that he hasn’t “improved” his quality of work during that period.

    I read the Author’s edition and “enjoyed” it very much.

    As far as any correlation to the Ebola out-break there is practically none. In the books scenario we would all be dead by now. Oh, and of course the “threat” was not Ebola.

  • Underlooked Upset

    09/08/2014 11:13:44 AM PDT · 10 of 12
    Positive to OldSmaj

    It’s LeSU and don’t forget that.

    LSU was 1-13 in 3rd down conversions and late in the 3rd quarter he decided to go for it on 4th down and five and made it. Check the tape...the game was as good as over right then and there.

    Les must have forgotten to eat is grass... Imagine the kicker to open the 2nd half forgot that he was supposed to kickoff...at least he didn’t do it in time. A first in my recollection. The good news for LSU fans is he still kicked it out of the end zone after the penalty.

  • Underlooked Upset

    09/08/2014 11:06:37 AM PDT · 9 of 12
    Positive to ken5050
    I was just being sarcastic for fun.

    I presume you mean that the Aggies play ULM a month before they play LSU...if so, I think the comparison may be irrelevant by then...injuries, suspensions, arrests, academic ineligibility and breaking school rules...just to name a few.

    Having said that LSU’s line outweighed Sam Houston by an average of 60 lbs per man...what more needs to be said about that.

    I saw the Aggies first game and was very impressed. I saw LSU’s first game and wasn't impressed at all although Wisconsin might beat up on Sam Houston too.

  • Underlooked Upset

    09/08/2014 5:49:40 AM PDT · 1 of 12
    Positive
  • How Penn State Football Survived

    11/19/2013 11:48:32 PM PST · 20 of 20
    Positive to alarm rider; FlJoePa
    I graduated from LSU. I only mention that to indicate where my loyally lies.

    The penalties imposed on Penn State were completely hollow.

    Sandusky was in or nearly in prison. Paterno was dead. The AD had been fired. The President of the school had been fired or had quit... who cares which.

    My point is simple...everyone involved in the scandal were gone...so who was punished?

    Not the guilty but those left behind by the culprits. The forfeiture of the victories, fine. But the other penalties were against the innocent.

    As an example, if all of the murderers in Chicago were gone. If the law enforcement personnel had been let go. If the city government had been replaced.

    Who should be punished?

  • The Address...and in one case almost...

    11/19/2013 8:52:21 PM PST · 4 of 14
    Positive to Sicon
    Correct, in fact I usually go through the trouble of presenting his name this way: Øbama.
  • The Address...and in one case almost...

    11/19/2013 8:35:10 PM PST · 1 of 14
    Positive
  • Report: 700,000 Floridians may not have insurance despite Obamacare

    10/22/2013 4:03:15 PM PDT · 12 of 17
    Positive to babygene
    I clicked on Dudge's headline about this report. It points to Kaiser, I couldn't get there, I got an error page.

    I ran IE10's diagnostic on the problem and it basically said that Kaiser is on line but can't be accessed.

    Maybe, like Healthcare.gov (/sarc) they are being "overwhelmed" by "visits".

  • The $17 Trillion Dollar Question(s)...

    10/18/2013 7:01:55 PM PDT · 35 of 35
    Positive to Teacher317
    Thanks Teach, I was wrong as you saw. We would need to cease the deficit spending and non-deficit spending by about the same... total cuts $2.6T but only $1.3T would come from the intake. Of course if we cut outlays by $2.6T we would lose approximately $1T of the intake because there would be no income tax return on the money not spent, right? I just guestimated this at 25% average tax rates on the loss of Corporate income tax and the loss of taxes on all of the individuals who would lose their jobs.

    So maybe this is still mathematically incorrect, but it was always a reduction ad absurdum to make the point... it ain't gonna happen.

    As to the 15 years, I actually wrote that that number was arbitrary on my part. And yes if it were to be amortized over 30 years, the payments would be much smaller... but let me ask you, if you had what you consider a substantial part of your investable capital in 15 year US Treasury bonds right now would you swap them for 30 year Treasury bonds? Remember that the price volatility of a 30 year bond is 25% more than that of a 15 year bond. If 30 year yields were to rise to 7% from their current rate of around 4%, their value would drop by approximately 37.5%. During my personal professional career as a bond trader I saw 30 year treasury bonds at 14% (approximately 1981), if that were to reoccur those 30 year bonds would drop by 70% in market value.

    A quick googling brought me to the Brookings Institution who says we spent $3.54T and took in $2.45T in 2012... I can't vouch for their accuracy, but I couldn't vouch for anyone else's either. About 3 days ago the President said "an increase in the debt ceiling does not mean more debt"...of course yesterday the US borrowed $328B, the most in history, I suppose he didn't have you to check his math... (joke).

    The US is now a net exporter of Hydro Carbons, harken back to near the end of my post, what I intended to imply was that there is no one to buy all these $Trillions of underground assets.

    We are "Big Enough to Fail." I truly believe this and at the same time I hope that my math and logic are deeply deeply flawed.

    You took my closing inquiry correctly and told me what I should not do. In reality I misspoke with that plea...I should have typed: Please tell me what are we to do.

  • The $17 Trillion Dollar Question(s)...

    10/18/2013 12:43:11 PM PDT · 33 of 35
    Positive to i_robot73
    We are getting closer to understanding each other.

    The main point I was trying to make in the Post was that we will not eliminate the debt. I remember this fellow from Arkansas who said repeatedly "we paid the debt down", and the consensus is that we had, I believe 3 budget surpluses during his tenure. Well the guy lived up to his reputation then, if one checks the Treasury's Bureau of the Public Debt, it will show that in no year between 1993 and 2000 did the debt decline or even remain the same it grew each year.

    As far as "Budget Surpluses" go. If a Budget were passed this year committing to spend $20 Trillion and we only spent $19 Trillion, I suppose someone would say that is a Budget Surplus, but if the Government had to borrow $17 Trillion to spend that $19 Trillion that would make the "Budget Surplus" empty words.

    As for as the 47% goes I would suggest a little semantic exercise... instead of "47% not paying taxes", try "47% not being taxed". There is small difference between the two assertions, but my first facetious "idea" computing how much each and every member of the "work force" pays would include those 47%ers.

    Now as for as the "kids and grandkids" mantra is concerned, I already have grandkids paying taxes. Some Freepers are probably not being taxed. This begs the question; whose kids and grandkids are we speaking of? My grandkids' kids and grandkids?

    We've been listening to all the hacks in the District of Corruption weeping and wailing about the "Debt Ceiling". That is so stupid and disingenuous that it makes me angry. The "Debt Ceiling" is set by the lenders not the borrowers... what if they gave a Treasury Auction and nobody came?

    There was that short period of time that the Germans were burning huge quantities of currency in order to cook the small quantities of food they had.

    In the long run we will face a modern day equivalent of that... How do you think we reached the debt ceiling months ago but continued to operate and did not "officially" pass the "ceiling"? Well Uncle Ben has been creating $85 Billion per month and put it into the banking system by buying their treasury debt and not counting it as new debt, thereby allowing the government to borrow more money without increasing the debt outstanding. They used to call that a "con", now they call it QE.

    There is very little discussion about the tripling of the Fed's balance sheet, well that is all of the treasury debt they have sopped up with the QEs, the government will never pay the Fed.

    We are going off a cliff, the only question is whether we will leave skid marks or not.

    As Mark Steyn wrote recently "we are big enough to fail" you see no one is big enough to bail us out...

  • The $17 Trillion Dollar Question(s)...

    10/17/2013 6:56:51 PM PDT · 31 of 35
    Positive to i_robot73
    Right. Good luck with THAT proposal;

    What is "THAT" proposal to which you refer?

    ..though we already have 47% in that category

    What category do we have 47% in?

    ...(though ‘slaves’ to the State/Fed...mostly voluntary).

    What does this fragment mean? I just don't understand it.

    The 16th effectively makes your point moot.

    I'm not sure which point you are referring to, let along whether it has been made moot by what "16th".

    You say:"I would argue that the debt, being extra-Constitutional, is null and void for payment."

    I say: "I argue that you should refer to Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution of the United States of America where the second paragraph reads: '[The Congress shall have the power]...To borrow Money on the credit of the United States;"

    I do apologize though, because I sometimes use "tongue in cheek" irony to make points, and either I do a poor job of it or it escapes the comprehension of some readers.

    I was trying to be "cute" about a travesty by clearly illustrating, using mathematics, that the US will not ever clear its debts...it just can't be done.

  • The $17 Trillion Dollar Question(s)...

    10/17/2013 10:08:13 AM PDT · 27 of 35
    Positive to i_robot73
    "Since grandma/pa didn’t do due diligence on D.C., it is not up to the grandchildren to pay for their neglect."

    Keep in mind that the debt is not that of the kids and grandkids. It is the debt of the US Government. If the kids don't pay taxes and there is no Government to get on their case, they're fine.

  • The $17 Trillion Dollar Question(s)...

    10/17/2013 10:01:04 AM PDT · 25 of 35
    Positive to CodeToad
    My source says the corporate and individual holdings of US Debt is $2.1 Trillion. Not the total wealth.
  • The $17 Trillion Dollar Question(s)...

    10/17/2013 9:57:16 AM PDT · 24 of 35
    Positive to outofsalt

    Be my guest.

  • The $17 Trillion Dollar Question(s)...

    10/17/2013 8:15:08 AM PDT · 20 of 35
    Positive to agere_contra

    Just to be diversified, you should purchase some of a couple of other precious metals... Copper and Lead.

  • The $17 Trillion Dollar Question(s)...

    10/17/2013 8:12:55 AM PDT · 18 of 35
    Positive to Undecided 2012
    We may both be in a nightmare.

    But just to be clear, all of those "Ideas" were meant to be irony.

  • The $17 Trillion Dollar Question(s)...

    10/17/2013 4:17:54 AM PDT · 3 of 35
    Positive to Positive
    Sorry I made a mistake in Idea #2.

    I typed "You see creating $85 Billion per year would take almost 17 years to get to $17 Trillion...

    Of course it should have been "per month".

  • The $17 Trillion Dollar Question(s)...

    10/17/2013 3:51:25 AM PDT · 1 of 35
    Positive
  • Mother arrested after reporting son’s diaper rash as sexual assault by boyfriend

    09/24/2013 6:27:35 AM PDT · 27 of 28
    Positive to shotgun

    If the hospital is contracted with your insurance company’s network, the will only be paid a fraction of the charges the submitted and you will be required to pay the deductible if you have on, based on whatever amount the insurance company “allows” for the treatments that were given.

    Your explanation of benefits that you receive from your insurance company will detail all the treatments and charges.

    If the hospital accepted your insurance, I assure you the will not receive anything near the charges they submitted.

  • Mother arrested after reporting son’s diaper rash as sexual assault by boyfriend

    09/23/2013 9:54:05 PM PDT · 8 of 28
    Positive to shotgun
    As a person with long experience in the insurance billing business, I would guess that the hospital got something in the area of $600 for the $6000 charge.

    Check your EOB (explanation of benefits) if you can find it.

    Nevertheless, $600 is more than nothing, last I can recall.

  • Mother arrested after reporting son’s diaper rash as sexual assault by boyfriend

    09/23/2013 9:50:11 PM PDT · 7 of 28
    Positive to shotgun
    As a person with long experience in the insurance billing business, I would guess that the hospital got something in the area of $600 for the $6000 charge.

    Check your EOB (explanation of benefits) if you can find it.

    Nevertheless, $600 is more than nothing, last I can recall.

  • 11 Public Universities With The Worst Graduation Rates.

    08/12/2013 1:10:51 PM PDT · 27 of 43
    Positive to KarlInOhio

    LOL...good one.

  • What Race Is George Zimmerman?

    08/06/2013 9:36:17 PM PDT · 67 of 74
    Positive to NotYourAverageDhimmi

    Barry is a Black Caucasian but he isn’t described that way.

  • Watch: Woman Fights Off Man Trying To Grab Gold Chain [White Hispanic vs African American Youth]

    07/26/2013 7:44:14 AM PDT · 20 of 51
    Positive to IrishBrigade

    Hey, Obama is a Black Caucasian.

  • The Huma Craze

    07/25/2013 8:03:54 AM PDT · 4 of 31
    Positive to National Review
    As Huma is a muslim, I would think that perhaps her father observes sharia law. If so, should Huma not stick by her man, her dad might cut her head off.

    Of course Weiner is a Jew, I don't what sharia would say about that, so maybe that renders my hypothesis invalid.

  • Gun Talk Radio 7/21/13

    07/21/2013 5:12:59 PM PDT · 11 of 71
    Positive to mylife
    MOLΩN ΛABE
  • Zimmerman -A No Good Jew- Say Black Panthers (Video)

    07/13/2013 12:09:43 AM PDT · 83 of 163
    Positive to Slump Tester
    They don't have to pick their own cotton now.

    They have slaves now (usually red) that they feed diesel and house in a barn,

  • Founder of Mass.-based Bose audio firm dies at 83 (Amar Bose)

    07/12/2013 5:31:59 PM PDT · 13 of 44
    Positive to EveningStar
    Only thing I've appreciated from that state since the Revolutionaries. ...including of course the original Tea Party.

    Love my 501s

  • Savage: You have to find Zimmerman Guilty (audio)

    07/07/2013 3:28:50 PM PDT · 140 of 144
    Positive to jocon307
    "That’s interesting that the penalty is different because of the age of the victim. What if Zimmerman had been that same age?

    You are aware that many acts involving minors are crimes when the same acts between consenting adults are not?

    Sex between two consenting 17 year olds is not a crime. But if one of the 17 year old is a little older and becomes 18 before the other, it becomes statutory rape.

    Same concept.

  • Savage: You have to find Zimmerman Guilty (audio)

    07/06/2013 9:56:44 PM PDT · 94 of 144
    Positive to jocon307
    "They’ve overcharged him, manslaughter might have been sustainable, 2nd degree murder is a stretch."

    Hopefully irrelevant to the jury. The reason I say this is since Travon was 17, manslaughter carries the same sentence as 2nd degree murder.

    If the jury is briefed on the penalties of the two charges they may be inclined to go acquittal as a lesser conviction in this case does not carry a lesser punishment.

    On the other hand they may be inclined to vote guilty on the 2nd degree murder as it doesn't carry a greater punishment.

    Or they just might think that the DA was making the perfect case for the police... which was to press no charges.

    On the other hand they would be finding the Governor and the special state attorney guilty of political correctness in the 1st degree and find the defendant Not guilty.

  • Zimmerman Trial Update: Fulton Falsifies, Medical Examiner Worthless, Judge Nelson Chickens Out

    07/05/2013 9:38:57 PM PDT · 60 of 101
    Positive to Spunky
    Spunky, did she say "my son Benjamin"?

    I guessing it's a little late and you meant "George".

  • 23 Scouts hospitalized after lightning strike in Belmont, New Hampshire

    06/25/2013 6:40:28 AM PDT · 16 of 50
    Positive to bmwcyle
    Back off Gerrycycle.

    It is NOT a prayer.

    A prayer is: "A solemn request for help or expression of thanks to...(sometimes God).

    It is an Oath or Promise.

    Those too should not be taken lightly, and I wasn't... Øbama does take them very lightly.

  • 23 Scouts hospitalized after lightning strike in Belmont, New Hampshire

    06/25/2013 6:31:28 AM PDT · 10 of 50
    Positive to massmike
    The Øbama crowd will probably move to eliminate the Boy Scouts now... for their own safety... after all we know Øbama holds folks who promise:

    On my honor,
    I will do my best
    To do my duty to God
    and my country
    and to obey the Scout Law;
    To help other people at all times;
    To keep myself physically strong,
    mentally awake,
    and morally straight.

    In very high regard...

  • The 441 TRILLION Dollar Interest Rate Derivatives Time Bomb

    06/24/2013 8:58:41 PM PDT · 18 of 34
    Positive to blam

    bump

  • Jon Stewart Blasts President: Obama Learns About Scandals by Watching the News

    05/31/2013 3:06:19 AM PDT · 2 of 16
    Positive to grundle
    That skit would have been so beeping funny if it weren't so beeping true.

    Except maybe for the toothpaste parts... they are neither funny nor true.

  • Stimulus Package

    05/30/2013 7:17:16 PM PDT · 10 of 10
    Positive to GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

    I put Anonymous as the author...my name is not Anonymous.

  • Stimulus Package

    05/30/2013 6:02:42 PM PDT · 1 of 10
    Positive
  • DRUDGE STREAMING CELEB CELEBRATION FROM THE WH...LIVE. GET IT BEFORE IT'S SHUT DOWN

    04/09/2013 5:41:04 PM PDT · 20 of 100
    Positive to greyfoxx39
    I'm not happy with Drudge.

    I use IE 10 and have Drudge as one of my home tabs, so whenever I turn on IE I start hearing that gang automatically.

    I actually have to proactively close the Drudge tab, to get rid of them.

  • Can someone help me come up with the name of a piece of music?

    04/08/2013 11:30:02 PM PDT · 42 of 191
    Positive to beaversmom
    Reminds me of a joke I heard long ago.

    There's this drunk in a bar and it's just him and the bartender.

    The drunk wants another drink but is out of money.

    The drunk offers to sell the rights to some music he wrote for the price of another drink.

    The bartender isn't going to be cheated so he tells the drunk to play it on the piano and if he likes it he gets his drink.

    Drunk proceeds to play this fantastic tune that the bartender had never heard.

    Bartender pours him a drink... and asks, why haven't you sold this to a music publisher... Drunk says he's tried but the music keeps being rejected.

    Bartender asks: What is the name of the song? Drunk answers, it's "I love you so F'ing much I can't Sh_t."

  • Classless Coulter Gets Her Facts Wrong

    04/08/2013 11:18:07 PM PDT · 61 of 162
    Positive to tsowellfan
    I really hate to write this but...

    I'm from the generation that sees a hero when a person accomplishes something successfully using a combination of skill, perseverance and courage.

    McCainiac, finished 2nd to last in his class at Annapolis. He was only there in the first place because his father was CinCPac. And imagine how many guys way above him in his class who were passed over for pilot training.

    McCain managed to destroy 3 Navy aircraft without being shot at.

    I'm not convinced that he was actually shot down in Vietnam it may have been pilot error.

    I've seen nothing resembling evidence that he turned down an offer of early release as a POW. In fact, I can't imagine what would have motivated the North Viets to just let him go... Maybe there was a prisoner exchange gambit on the part of NV that was rejected. But try to imagine this in your minds' eyes:

    NV: "Mr. McCain, you are free to go."
    McCainiac: "No' I'm staying here until all of my comrades are also released."

    I do remember the photo of McCainiac lying in a nice clean infirmary bed with his arm in a sling, puffing on a cigarette. I've met a couple of POWs and neither mentioned any such treatment for themselves.

    Now days the guy kisses every liberal ass he can get next to.

  • DHS Explains Plans To Buy 1.6B Rounds Of Ammo: We're Buying in Bulk to 'Significantly Lower Costs'

    04/03/2013 6:27:04 AM PDT · 122 of 183
    Positive to xzins
    That is enough rounds for DHS to shoot every single American 5 times.

    That ought to keep us in line.

  • ROBO Calls

    03/28/2013 2:37:07 PM PDT · 21 of 23
    Positive to SandRat

    I have a suggestion.

    I don’t know if it is permitted to recommend an item that can be purchased so I will only give the info to anyone who emails me, if that is OK.

    There are gadgets out there that will block calls. It can block “private”, “unknown” or any specific callers.

    When a robo call comes in, your phone doesn’t ring. The robo hears a click only and the machine thinks this is a bad number, so after 3 or so calls, the robo deletes your number.... Time is money and if they waste 5,10,15 or more seconds, that reduces the number of calls they can make in a day, so they just quit calling.

    There are customized settings and it works just great. The gadget does keep a record of all calls it blocked so you can look to make sure that that you didn’t block someone you wanted to talk to and un-block them if you like.

    Costs about $100 including S&H.

  • Pope Francis I promises to be strong pro-life world leader

    03/13/2013 6:02:17 PM PDT · 22 of 26
    Positive to Morgana

    BTW the “I” designator is not used until the name has been used by subsequent popes.

    For example, I am not Positive I unless some newbie decides to use the screen name Positive “II”.

  • Crunching the numbers of the 2013 tax increases (It's official - the rich now pay their fair share)

    01/13/2013 5:51:31 PM PST · 30 of 42
    Positive to muawiyah
    Keep in mind that the Feds have begun to go paperless for a long time now.

    No Bills, Notes or Bonds are being printed anymore, they are all issued by wire book entry.

    In fact starting in March, ALL Social Security recipients will have no more "checks" only direct deposits into their banks.

    Come to think about it, how many trees would it take to make enough paper to print over $3.5 Trillion per year, 50 Million Social Security Checks per Month.

    Oh and are we sure we might get a tax refund "check"? They've already announced that they will be "late" due to the reprogramming that's necessary due to the cliff deal.

    Don't be surprised if you get a note in the mail from the Treasury asking for your banking info so they can "wire" the refund to you... or will it be an email?

  • Crunching the numbers of the 2013 tax increases (It's official - the rich now pay their fair share)

    01/13/2013 5:38:11 PM PST · 28 of 42
    Positive to muawiyah
    "Regarding US savings bonds, we thought (and this is official united states gub’mnt type thinking) they were having their fake hispanic surnamed employees buy us savings bonds so they’d seem patriotic ~ to throw the T-men off their trail."

    Actually the fraud works the other way. The illegal aliens who are hired with fake SSANs have their FICA withheld and that money does actually buy bonds (meaning the political hacks "borrow" it and issue "bonds" to the SS Trust Fund).

    The rub is the illegal never receives Social Security Retirement or Disability benefits because if they apply they get caught and are informed that they don't qualify.

    They are unwittingly helping to perpetuate the SS Ponzi Scheme.

  • ‘National database’ on gun sales part of Obama anti-gun game plan

    01/06/2013 1:38:31 PM PST · 50 of 125
    Positive to marktwain

    If I needed additional guns under those circumstances, I would just buy the parts and assemble (modify) them myself.

  • Pennies, 40-Ton Trillion Dollar Platinum Coins and Our Impossible Deficits and Debt

    01/06/2013 12:29:11 PM PST · 9 of 15
    Positive to whitedog57
    And while you are doing all this excellent figuring along with the Tequila... where would this 640,000,000 ounces of Platinum come from?

    I can tell you that if it became known that there is a US$ buyer for 640,000,000 ounces of Platinum, the price would probably rise to $10,000 per ounce before the order would be filled.

    That would kill the dollar as it would end up costing something like $6,4000,000,000,000...raising our debt to $22,800,000,000 over night, that is unless we have a loose $Trillion sitting around that we can't find a use for.

    Oh! What if another hack decided to sell... who has $6.4T sitting around to buy the 20+ ton hunk of metal?

    Whoever the polihack who thought of this is should be recalled.

  • California’s Largest Corporation is Headed for the Exit (Golden State Death Watch™}

    12/25/2012 10:06:23 PM PST · 98 of 162
    Positive to CurlyDave; Fai Mao
    In this context I believe we are talking about employees.

    Probably 95% of the people that work for Apple are in China.

  • Newspaper Publishes Gun Owners’ Names and Addresses

    12/25/2012 12:46:06 PM PST · 5 of 22
    Positive to dontreadthis
    If I lived there and didn't own a gun, I'd sue.

    Imagine that, a paper publishing for criminals (maybe some can read) all of the "safety zones" where they can rape and plunder with no worries.