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Re: Election Night. Gimme My Fix.
« Reply #255 on: November 09, 2012, 05:04:44 am »
BUT MOST OF HIS EMPLOYEES ARE HISPANIC AND THERE IS A TSUNAMI COMING AND HE HAS TO FEED HIS FAMILY

Oh, well...no worrying about the 22 families affected by the lay offs, jerkwad.

You have to fire 22 people to feed your family? HOW MUCH FUCKING FOOD DO YOU EAT!!????

So, he hires mostly Hispanic workers and won't explain what kind of business he has. Whut?
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Re: Election Night. Gimme My Fix.
« Reply #256 on: November 09, 2012, 05:11:04 am »
BUT MOST OF HIS EMPLOYEES ARE HISPANIC AND THERE IS A TSUNAMI COMING AND HE HAS TO FEED HIS FAMILY

Oh, well...no worrying about the 22 families affected by the lay offs, jerkwad.

You have to fire 22 people to feed your family? HOW MUCH FUCKING FOOD DO YOU EAT!!????

So, he hires mostly Hispanic workers and won't explain what kind of business he has. Whut?

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« Reply #257 on: November 09, 2012, 06:14:06 am »
PopeTom and I just had a revelation.

Karl Rove spend 365 million dollars on his failed Super-PAC.

There are 311 million people in the US.

He could have given EVERY CENSUSED AMERICA A DOLLAR AND A QUARTER.
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*EDITED FOR FAILMATH*

 :lulz: I did the same failmath while drunk the other night, no worries.

But when you consider the amount spent on the election and that every million dollars could generate $60,000 in annual dividends if conservatively invested (staying clear of high-yield, high-risk investments) it gets a little upsetting to realize that the same money could have provided 360,000 people with health insurance forever, or sent 180,000 people to college every year. Forever.
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« Reply #258 on: November 09, 2012, 06:23:02 am »
I'mma just leave this here:

http://lasvegas.cbslocal.com/2012/11/07/vegas-employer-obama-won-so-i-fired-22-employees/

Dude is lying his ass off. IF he actually laid anyone off, he was going to do it anyway because his business is tanking and blaming Obama is just an excuse.
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”

“People get used to anything. The less you think about your oppression, the more your tolerance for it grows. After a while, people just think oppression is the normal state of things. But to become free, you have to be acutely aware of being a slave.”
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« Reply #259 on: November 09, 2012, 03:06:58 pm »
I had that thought too. It's apparently a recorded phone call. He won't give a name or business..sounds like just butthurt propaganda to me.
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« Reply #260 on: November 09, 2012, 04:13:28 pm »
The bottom line of it all is this - when you consider how much money was spent on the campaigns, added to the amount of tax revenues not being collected from major companies and then coupled with the enormous waste perpetrated by the same companies* you realize that America can quite easily afford decent healthcare, education & infrastructure for everyone.


*Eg: Halliburton during the Iraq war racked up all sorts of interesting invoices. $45 for a 6 pack of coke. $100 per bag of laundry. $7000 pm for a lease on an ordinary car. The empty convoys they ran. The trucks they had the army destroy when they broke down. Change an oil filter? No, blow that fucker up and request a new one for $80k. Not to mention that they got a $1billion tax REBATEthis year. 

Or there's tech companies like Apple & Google who fucking LOVE LOVE LOVE the loopholes. Apple kindly paid less than 2% tax on all their foreign sales.

But no. America is broke. We just can't figure out how to make Social Security work anymore.
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« Reply #261 on: November 09, 2012, 04:37:10 pm »
PopeTom just figured he could have supported NASA for 24 years.

 :horrormirth:

But you know, he wanted to "help" the people, but distribution of wealth is bad.

Balls.  Lots of printers and producers got a chunk of that money.  People were employed.

Moral:  Nothing is so fucking stupid that nothing good comes of it1.







1  With the obvious exceptions of NASCAR, Seguin TX, and carbuncles.

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AMEN.

I'm still trying to figure out what actually took place here. Boggles the mind.  :horrormirth:

I'mma just leave this here:

http://lasvegas.cbslocal.com/2012/11/07/vegas-employer-obama-won-so-i-fired-22-employees/

Dude is lying his ass off. IF he actually laid anyone off, he was going to do it anyway because his business is tanking and blaming Obama is just an excuse.

He just 100% guaranteed he's going to be paying out unemployment, didn't he?  :lulz:
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« Reply #262 on: November 09, 2012, 05:48:10 pm »
The bottom line of it all is this - when you consider how much money was spent on the campaigns, added to the amount of tax revenues not being collected from major companies and then coupled with the enormous waste perpetrated by the same companies* you realize that America can quite easily afford decent healthcare, education & infrastructure for everyone.


*Eg: Halliburton during the Iraq war racked up all sorts of interesting invoices. $45 for a 6 pack of coke. $100 per bag of laundry. $7000 pm for a lease on an ordinary car. The empty convoys they ran. The trucks they had the army destroy when they broke down. Change an oil filter? No, blow that fucker up and put request a new one for $80k. Not to mention that they got a $1billion tax REBATEthis year. 

Or there's tech companies like Apple & Google who fucking LOVE LOVE LOVE the loopholes. Apple kindly paid less than 2% tax on all their foreign sales.

But no. America is broke. We just can't figure out how to make Social Security work anymore.
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« Reply #263 on: November 09, 2012, 07:53:41 pm »
Ace of Spades has more on the Republican web effort

http://ace.mu.nu/archives/334783.php

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Working primarily as a web developer, I had some serious questions. Things like "Has this been stress tested?", "Is there redundancy in place?" and "What steps have been taken to combat a coordinated DDOS attack or the like?", among others. These types of questions were brushed aside (truth be told, they never took one of my questions). They assured us that the system had been relentlessly tested and would be a tremendous success.
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« Reply #264 on: November 09, 2012, 07:56:36 pm »
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« Reply #265 on: November 09, 2012, 08:26:35 pm »
Just read an interesting Krugman piece that mentioned a poll showing that a majority of young people preferred "socialism" to "enterprise", and suggested that this is an unintended consequence of reframing the social saftey net as "socialism". 

A kid looks around at social security, a progressive tax code, and a repiblican-proposed healthcare system and thinks, "if this is Socialism, I guess it's not so bad."
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« Reply #266 on: November 09, 2012, 09:04:43 pm »
Just read an interesting Krugman piece that mentioned a poll showing that a majority of young people preferred "socialism" to "enterprise", and suggested that this is an unintended consequence of reframing the social saftey net as "socialism". 

A kid looks around at social security, a progressive tax code, and a repiblican-proposed healthcare system and thinks, "if this is Socialism, I guess it's not so bad."
In Norway, that's a crazy free market capitalist wet dream.

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« Reply #267 on: November 09, 2012, 10:10:18 pm »
Just read an interesting Krugman piece that mentioned a poll showing that a majority of young people preferred "socialism" to "enterprise", and suggested that this is an unintended consequence of reframing the social saftey net as "socialism". 

A kid looks around at social security, a progressive tax code, and a repiblican-proposed healthcare system and thinks, "if this is Socialism, I guess it's not so bad."

That is a great point!  :lulz: Also, unintended consequences.
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”

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« Reply #268 on: November 10, 2012, 04:16:02 am »
Shit just keeps getting better!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/09/denise-helms-california-woman-hopes-obama-is-assassinated_n_2104184.html?utm_hp_ref=fb&src=sp&comm_ref=false


You know, I learned in like, grade school civics that a threat on the life of the POTUS is an act of treason. I guess they forgot to include that little tidbit on the standardized tests after NCLB passed.
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« Reply #269 on: November 10, 2012, 04:34:21 am »
Shit just keeps getting better!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/09/denise-helms-california-woman-hopes-obama-is-assassinated_n_2104184.html?utm_hp_ref=fb&src=sp&comm_ref=false


You know, I learned in like, grade school civics that a threat on the life of the POTUS is an act of treason. I guess they forgot to include that little tidbit on the standardized tests after NCLB passed.

Expressing a hope that the President gets assassinated is not a threat, though.
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”

“People get used to anything. The less you think about your oppression, the more your tolerance for it grows. After a while, people just think oppression is the normal state of things. But to become free, you have to be acutely aware of being a slave.”
― Assata Shaku