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  • Are the exchanges up and running?

    10/07/2013 6:31:02 AM PDT · by ProudFossil · 24 replies
    vanity
    It is now 9:30 ET. The stock market is open, are the Obamacare exchanges?
  • New Mexicans predicted to pay less for healthcare

    08/31/2013 10:50:19 AM PDT · by ProudFossil · 10 replies
    KOB TV, Albuquerque, NM ^ | August 31, 2013 | Ryan Luby
    Link is to the article. http://www.kob.com/article/stories/S3145173.shtml?cat=500
  • This is who the Liberals epitomize

    07/25/2013 10:23:50 AM PDT · by ProudFossil · 10 replies
    E-mail to me | July 25, 2013 | vanity
    Margaret Thatcher's funeral You probably already know this, but in case it slipped your mind, here’s a reminder of some current history.... President Obama was a no-show at Margaret Thatcher's funeral despite being invited to attend and thus snubbing England's invitation as a representative of the American people. Joe Biden also refused, as did Hillary Clinton. (By the way, former Secretary of State George Schultz went to the funeral……) The British took note of the fact that the Obama administration chose not to send a single senior member of the Cabinet. In fact, no actively serving, elected Democrat attended Lady...
  • Still no riots, why?

    07/14/2013 3:23:39 PM PDT · by ProudFossil · 139 replies
    July 14, 2013 | vanity
    Earlier I asked the question "Why no riots yet". I think I may have the answer. Most of the thugs who have been twitting and mouthing the hate, predictions, threats, etc., during the last two weeks are dependent upon the entititlements of the gubmint. That includes directions and orders. Since the gubmint has only said they are investigating the events about this incident, the thugs do not know what to do. Until Zero, or Sharpton, Jackson, or NAACP tells them to do something they are lost. On a more grim note, why no investigation into the 11,000 murders that have...
  • Waiting for the other shoe with Zimmerman

    07/14/2013 6:08:13 AM PDT · by ProudFossil · 47 replies
    july 14, 2013 | vanity
    I am waiting for the riots. So far there is only the usual bitching by the ding-a-lings in San Francisco and Oakland. There is more merrymaking after a football game than what has happened. Where are the riots. (crickets chirping) I have an idea. We have all been remarking about how the media has blown this trial sky high. Is it possible they are also blowing the possibility of rioting sky high in order to retain some credibility?. I am beginning to think so. I do hope I am right.
  • What happens with the Fiscal Cliff legislation?

    01/02/2013 6:01:58 PM PST · by ProudFossil · 7 replies
    Jan 2, 2012 | Vanity
    What happens to the legislation set up last year to impose the fiscal cliff impact?
  • More Takers than Workers

    12/31/2012 3:28:15 PM PST · by ProudFossil · 27 replies
    12/31/2012 | Vanity
    Capitol Report | New Mexico » New Mexico tops Forbes list of “death spiral states” found at http://www.capitolreportnewmexico.com/2012/11/nm-tops-forbes-list-of-death-spiral-states/ This report has started a discussion on a local TV channel's comment forum. I am posting a comment from a liberal and a reply to him. The report shows there are 153 state and local employees, retirees, and welfare individuals for every 100 who are working in the private sector in New Mexico.
  • This is Capitalism?

    10/20/2012 8:24:13 AM PDT · by ProudFossil · 38 replies
    Vanity | 10/20/2012 | ProudFossil
    My wife was on another person's FaceBook page where that other lady, and several others, were complaining about the cost of capitalism. Since Amazon was charging sales tax in Arizona, the lady said she could not afford to buy books through them and she blamed capitalism. She went on to say that is why she would not vote for Romney because he was a capitalist.
  • Why Obama will win in November

    09/14/2012 12:23:38 PM PDT · by ProudFossil · 32 replies
    "The Journal poll found that 53 percent of likely voters surveyed back boosting eligibility to allow low-income children, seniors, pregnant women and the disabled sign up for the federal-state health insurance program."
  • Question about MSNBC

    07/04/2012 4:50:29 AM PDT · by ProudFossil · 23 replies
    Vanity
    We have been on a cruise around the Mediterrean for the last three weeks, very little news about the US. Only channels available are Fox, MSNBC, Skye, and BBC Europe. Time difference means watching hours later than your time. It looks like MSNBC has no advertising, all we get are the same comments from the anchors(?) about the condition of the country. I watched MSNBC for 45 minutes and not one commercial but about 20 minutes of the same comments from the anchors(?). Is it possible that maybe MSNBC is fading off into the neverland of extinct channels?
  • (Vanity) How to put a comment on the login name?

    02/04/2012 10:03:57 AM PST · by ProudFossil · 58 replies
    February 4, 2012 | Self
    How does one put a comment beside the login name?. I see several people have one and I would like to add one to my name (i.e., next to ProudFossil) Thank you
  • What happened in Wisconsin

    08/17/2011 3:38:39 PM PDT · by ProudFossil · 6 replies
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    This is a vanity post. What happened in Wisconsin on Tuesday in the recall election of the two Democrats? I can find no reporting on it. I would assume they were not recalled so it has become a moot point. Thank you.
  • Why is nobody asking this? (Vanity_

    08/08/2011 3:36:13 PM PDT · by ProudFossil · 49 replies
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    Why is nobody asking the following question? Since when is a loosely connected bunch of (in their words) white trailer trash, soccer moms, out of work people, idiots, etc., known as the Tea Party so much more powerful than the 600+ Dims, Repugs, and Osama in TPTB in Washington? How could they cause such a crisis over the brave thinking of the EXPERTS??? in Washington.? How could they override the thinking and knowledge of those wondrous beings sitting in Congress? How could they possibly have more influence then all the think tanks, the economists, the Fed, etc., etc. And to...
  • Confused about the 13 month unemployment extension (VANITY)

    12/07/2010 7:16:08 AM PST · by ProudFossil · 45 replies · 8+ views
    Vanity | Self
    I am confused. MSNBC just announced that the 13 month extension is for existing unemployment recipients. In other words the 99'ers will get 13 months additional unemployment. Yet others on this web site state the extension only allows 13 more months of possible 99 week unemployment. Can somebody clarify this? Do we have 13 more months of 99 week unemployment or is unemployment now possible for up to 151 weeks? Thank you
  • Census of US citizens in foreign countris

    07/25/2010 8:14:26 AM PDT · by ProudFossil · 17 replies
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    Does anybody know how the Census Department handles US citizens resident in foreign countries? I am not asking about military families but about the thousands, if not millions, who have moved or are temporarily resident in foreign countries. Are they included in the number quoted as the population of the United States?
  • Problem with Firefox

    02/09/2010 1:05:19 PM PST · by ProudFossil · 31 replies · 987+ views
    February 9, 2009 | vanity
    I recently switched from IE6 to Firefox and now have a glitch which is rather annoying. I enter a reply message on a thread and click preview. I then get an error message stating FireFox could not find the link I was connecting to (there is no link in the message) or I was not logged on. I back arrow to the screen with the message entry and click preview again. This time it works and I am able to post the message. Any suggestions or hints on how to correct this problem will be greatly appreciated. Mike
  • Are you afraid to fly?

    01/18/2010 4:31:50 PM PST · by ProudFossil · 27 replies · 1,073+ views
    aBum.com ^ | 1/18/2010 | vanity
    This shows how close we came to losing 300 airpline passengers on the flight from Amsterdam to Detroit last Christmas. Please view the video at the link.
  • The Start of Another Republican Dynasty

    01/17/2010 7:36:30 PM PST · by ProudFossil · 9 replies · 702+ views
    KOB.com ^ | January 17, 2010 | Taryn Bianchin
    Pete Domenici Jr. may not have any political experience-- he's spent the last two decades working as a lawyer in Albuquerque-- but he says thanks to his father's many years in politics, he's had a front-row seat to witnessing how the state should be run. Refer to the story at the link.
  • The garbage in the Health Destruction Act (Vanity)

    01/01/2010 7:25:36 AM PST · by ProudFossil · 9 replies · 873+ views
    Self
    This is the text of an e-mail I just received: 12/29/2009 Below is a letter sent by Indianapolis anesthesiologist, Dr. Stephen E. Frazer, to Senator Evan Bayh (D-IN): Senator Bayh, As a practicing physician I have major concerns with the health care bill before Congress. I actually have read the bill and am shocked by the brazenness of the government’s proposed involvement in the patient-physician relationship. The very idea that the government will dictate and ration patient care is DANGEROUS and certainly not helpful in designing a health care system that works for all. Every physician I work with agrees...
  • Vanity - Impact of Obamacare on Doctors

    12/09/2009 4:48:18 PM PST · by ProudFossil · 14 replies · 1,059+ views
    I went for my annual prostrate exam today and had a discussion with the staff about Obamacare. I have not heard or seen any of this anywhere. The closest to it is the possibility of some doctors retiring rather than being run by the government The big problem with Obamacare, as far as the doctors are concerned and expecially the specialists, as this doctor is, has to do with pay schedules to the doctors. Apparantly both the House and Senate bills mandate any doctor receiving federal funds, such as Medicare, has to accept a salary. That is one of the...
  • Requirements to board an airplane

    11/26/2009 7:40:42 AM PST · by ProudFossil · 28 replies · 1,695+ views
    KOB.Com (Albuquerque, New Mexico) ^ | November 26, 2009 | Valarie Castro and Kurt Christopher
    "A federal mandate says driver’s licenses won’t be accepted as identification to fly in 2010 if the license doesn’t meet federal standards."
  • How do I remove a name from a patent?

    11/22/2009 1:08:52 PM PST · by ProudFossil · 39 replies · 1,233+ views
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    I and another person were granted a patent a few years ago. I would like to remove the other person's name from the patent. How do I do this? Thank you Mike
  • Why the difference in air fares? (vanity)

    01/19/2009 2:26:38 PM PST · by ProudFossil · 11 replies · 605+ views
    Self
    To add to the continual increase in the number of vanity postings I have a question. We are thinking of doing a week or two in England next spring. I checked Orbitz for air fare and found something very interesting. I verified the topic with two different air lines (Continental and Lufthansa) and then again with Virgin Air. Same results. To fly from Newark, USA, to Bristol, UK, and back cost $917 + taxes. But to fly from Bristol, UK to Newark, USA, and back only cost $487. Both prices were in dollars, no Euros or Pounds involved. And the...
  • Are we down again

    10/13/2008 7:19:05 AM PDT · by ProudFossil · 3 replies · 335+ views
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    I have not seen a new thread in four hours.
  • Dish Network plugging Obama for next month on Channel 73

    10/01/2008 7:52:41 PM PDT · by ProudFossil · 56 replies · 2,390+ views
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    If you have Dish Network, turn to channel 73. You will find a continual running advertisement supporting Obama from 6:00 pm until 4:00 am every day from now until the election.
  • The Subprime Primer

    10/01/2008 6:00:51 AM PDT · by ProudFossil · 12 replies · 802+ views
    A Powerpoint presentation explaining the mortgage mess
  • Go Sarah Palin

    09/29/2008 6:12:56 PM PDT · by ProudFossil · 27 replies · 956+ views
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    I have to post this vanity. My wife has a wonderful saying regarding who to vote for: "Who would you rather vote for, somebody who kills animals and protects babies or somebody who kills babies and protects animals?"
  • McCain agrees with Bush 90% of the time (vanity)

    09/09/2008 12:26:19 PM PDT · by ProudFossil · 46 replies · 464+ views
    How do the Democrats come up with the statement that McCain votes 90% of the time with President Bush? President Bush does not vote so what do the Democrats base this figure on?
  • Fantasy rumours about the annointed Obama (vanity)

    09/06/2008 6:53:32 PM PDT · by ProudFossil · 9 replies · 18+ views
    With all the lies, rumours, smears, and outright attempts to denegrate Governor Palin I thought it might be fun to speculate on fantasy rumours which could exist about the descendant from above, Obama.
  • This is why Sarah and Bristol are important

    09/02/2008 7:17:06 PM PDT · by ProudFossil · 6 replies · 218+ views
    This illustrates why Sarah and Bristol are important.
  • How to put a photo in a message? (vanity)

    09/02/2008 6:25:35 PM PDT · by ProudFossil · 34 replies · 259+ views
    How to put a photo in a message help needed.
  • Irena Sendler

    08/03/2008 3:03:49 PM PDT · by ProudFossil · 6 replies · 3,336+ views
    Snopes ^ | July 11, 2008
    There recently was a death of a 98 year old lady named Irena. During WWII, Irena, got permission to work in the Warsaw Ghetto, as a Plumbing/Sewer specialist. She had an ulterior motive...
  • What is a person to do?

    06/17/2008 12:18:49 PM PDT · by ProudFossil · 65 replies · 129+ views
    This is a vanity post
    What is a person to do? I having been perusing the various postings about events in the world from oil to politics to global warming to elections to etc., etc., etc. I am going crazy. The massive amounts of stupidity being exhibited by the vast majority of people in the world is beginning to drive me out of my mind. The only solution I can think of is to quit reading the newspapers, watching tv, and giving up forums such as Free Republic. Where has the intelligence gone or are we actually witnessing the coming of the Messiah AKA Aliboma?
  • Goracle cause of Myamar Typhoon deaths

    05/07/2008 4:12:21 PM PDT · by ProudFossil · 11 replies · 92+ views
    The Weather Channel ^ | October 23, 2007 | Dr. Steve Lyons
    According to the high prophet of global doom (warming), Mr. Gore blames current global warming on the severity of the recent typhoon in Burma which has resulted in approximately 100,000 deaths. I did some quick checking on major typhoon events over the last 50 years. April 29, 1991: Bangladesh, approximately 138,000 people killed and approximately 10 million people left homeless November 12, 1970: Bangladesh, killed somewhere between 300,000 and 500,000 people; some estimates have put the death count closer to 1.2 million people when deaths from various illnesses resulting from stagnant water are included So is there a trend for...
  • Results from Nevada Cauceses

    01/19/2008 4:21:23 PM PST · by ProudFossil · 6 replies · 186+ views
    Is it my imagination or did I ust see on Fox, MSNBC, and CNN that Ron Paul got more votes in the Nevada Caucus than Hillary? And that Romney got almost twice as many votes as the total vote count for all the Democrats combined? And this after all the flap about the casinos, disenfranchisement, and endless hours talking about the Democrats in Nevada on the MSM?
  • Will Pelosi be Speaker of the House?

    10/19/2006 7:19:31 PM PDT · by ProudFossil · 43 replies · 1,328+ views
    This is a vanity statement concerning numerous comments by Rush, Hannity, other conservative talk show hosts, and political ads.
  • Some true statistics

    12/05/2004 10:00:23 AM PST · by ProudFossil · 3 replies · 886+ views
    (vanity) | Michael Dietz
    I live in a small, rural community in central New Mexico. I have been replying to several extreme liberal letters to the editor in our local weekly newspaper for several months. I recently came across a couple of statistics which I though would be of interest to the readers of Free Republic. Also my brother-in-law, his two sons, and my son are accusing the Bush adminstration of being fascist in nature. They could never give me specific reasons as to why they thought so. However, I just came across a web site which is quoted ad naseum by the sites...
  • Representative Paul of Texas votes against Australia

    10/16/2001 5:48:02 PM PDT · by ProudFossil · 156 replies · 905+ views
    US House of Representatives | self
    The House of Representatives just passed a resolution commemorating the 50 year anniversary of the close relationship between the US and Australia. Republican Representative Paul of Texas is the only dissenting vote.
  • Votes on the Terrorism Bill, HR 2975

    10/13/2001 6:58:53 PM PDT · by ProudFossil · 19 replies · 200+ views
    Official record of the roll call vote on HR 2975
  • Parties Agree to Seek Stimulus Measure But Differ on How Best to Aid Economy

    09/18/2001 7:33:51 AM PDT · by ProudFossil · 3 replies · 10+ views
    The Wall Street Journal | September 18, 2001 | Shailagh Murray, Gregg Hitt, and John D. McKinnon
    ... Republicans want a permanent cut in the long-term capital-gains tax rate ... along with three temporary measures aimed at business... Democrats prefer measures that target individuals, including a payroll-tax credit that would go to low wage workers who weren't eligible for the recent rebate because they don't pay federal income taxes. ...
  • Congressional Record on Military Expenditures

    09/17/2001 7:24:32 AM PDT · by ProudFossil · 1 replies · 9+ views
    Self | Self
    Our country is now preparing for a long, difficult, and costly campaign/war against enemies of our way of life. We also will be facing the campaign spin blitz which will be coming from the politicians in a few months looking to be re-elected to congress in 2002. While our decimated military forces are preparing their response against the world’s terrorists, we as citizens should also prepare our response against those who have contributed to the reduction in the military and those in support of that same military. How can we obtain the records of the congressional votes on military spending, ...
  • My Christmas Gift for William Jefferson Clinton

    09/15/2001 6:41:32 PM PDT · by ProudFossil · 43 replies · 4+ views
    Self | Self
    During the past few days there have been many postings to these several discussion forums expressing a wide spectrum of emotions concerning Mr. Clinton. I myself have contributed to several of these. These emotions have ranged from shame through disapproval through disgust (my personal feeling) to loathing and outward hatred. Around the time the rubble from the WTC towers has been removed and lower Manhattan cleaned up, the first holiday season of the new millennium will be upon us. It is obvious that this year the joy will be greatly tempered but I hope the spirit of goodwill and giving ...