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re: 2016 Hypothetical: Ted Cruz vs Elizabeth Warren
Posted by Taxing Authority on 12/17 at 2:24 pm
[quote]I would not exactly call Cruze's win a endorsement of him, as I said earlier Osama Bin Laden would have won with a (R) by his name. [/quote]Ignorant. Cruz beat a very popular (to that point) long-established, and far better funded Republican in the primary. Oh, his opponent, was also the sitt...

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re: 2016 Hypothetical: Ted Cruz vs Elizabeth Warren
Posted by Taxing Authority on 12/17 at 11:55 am
[quote] "[b]Chief[/b] Liberal in the Senate"[/quote]ISWYDT ...

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re: Burger King saves shareholders $1.2 Billion: It's Now a Canadian Company
Posted by Taxing Authority on 12/16 at 2:13 pm
[quote]maybe it's the case of a Corporation saving money off the backs of Americans who pay taxes[/quote]I pay taxes. A lot of taxes. How much willy tax bill go down of BK is forced to stay HQ'ed in the US? Specifically, what tax would be repealed or reduced? And how much?...

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re: Oil approaching $60
Posted by Taxing Authority on 12/10 at 3:55 pm
[quote][img]http://static6.businessinsider.com/image/54887c2b6bb3f7182d8b4568-964-500/fut_chart%20(56).png[/img][/quote]"Peak Oil"...

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re: Cops shoot man with surrendering, with arms in the air
Posted by Taxing Authority on 12/9 at 10:52 am
[quote]If there's anything the MB situation taught us it's how many times one can get shot and still run through it. [/quote]Blame TV and movies. Where the person gets shot one and flys back 10ft and is instantly dead. That doesn't happen in real life. The 1986 FBI shootout is a great example. ...

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re: Can any Republican point by point discredit this video analysis of the fed debt?
Posted by Taxing Authority on 12/9 at 8:39 am
[quote]Obama has managed to cut into that deficit spending such that it is now only a few hundred billion and not a yearly additive of over1 trillion [/quote]:lol: This year's deficit is projected to be ~$648B. By contrast Bush's largest deficit was 2008 at $458. In 2007, the Deficit was [b]$160B.[/...

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re: It is sad that we have a $500 billion deficit with record high tax revenue
Posted by Taxing Authority on 12/9 at 1:04 am
[quote]our debt ratio isn't bad at all.... debt isn't our problem. Our problem is we aren't leveraging our assets to create growth[/quote]Si. Our government is using debt to finance current obligations (OPEX). That's f*cking dangerous territory. In the business world that indicative of impending doo...

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re: It is sad that we have a $500 billion deficit with record high tax revenue
Posted by Taxing Authority on 12/9 at 1:02 am
[quote][b]Social Security - 24% Medicare - 22%[/b] Defense - 19% What should we cut first?[/quote]The biggest impediment to cutting the first two is ourselves. It's the citizens demanding (ever more) of this. ...

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re: Grand Jury Doesn't Indict Cops who kill man with down syndrome
Posted by Taxing Authority on 12/9 at 12:48 am
[quote]If I would have reported him it would have been the story everyone laughed about around the coffee pot.[/quote]And because you didn't report him, it wasn't even a story to laugh about... ...

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re: Grand Jury Doesn't Indict Cops who kill man with down syndrome
Posted by Taxing Authority on 12/9 at 12:44 am
[quote]Well, we've had three or so this year. I guess that's an acceptable level of loss.[/quote]Not what I'm saying. It's a bit like airliner crashes. Very rare, but absolutely terrible if it happens to [i]you[/i]. The odds of it happening to any of us... 3 out of 300,000,000 in a given year......

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re: Grand Jury Doesn't Indict Cops who kill man with down syndrome
Posted by Taxing Authority on 12/8 at 7:07 pm
[quote]It was the precipitating event. [/quote]Clearly. [quote]If you can't handle a mentally handicapped dude in a movie theater who wants another round of Zero Dark Thirty without escalating the situation and killing him, we don't need you as a police officer. [/quote]Yeah. I mostly agree. Not...

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re: Grand Jury Doesn't Indict Cops who kill man with down syndrome
Posted by Taxing Authority on 12/8 at 7:03 pm
[quote]If it is propaganda, the police are doing a damn good job of providing the subject matter. These aren't nearly as isolated as one might think. [/quote]i donno. One stat I saw said 1 in 25 people would be arrested in an average year. Seems high, and probably skewed by some having multiple arr...

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re: The Kochs appear to be trying to build a virtual political party
Posted by Taxing Authority on 12/8 at 6:59 pm
[quote]When somebody eclipses the effort of one of the two major parties, it's worth noting, yes? Actually, I think they newsworthy part is that the effort seems to be aimed at cannibalizing a significant part of the GOP's support. [/quote]Ok. Good points. [quote]As you note, a lot of organiza...

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re: Grand Jury Doesn't Indict Cops who kill man with down syndrome
Posted by Taxing Authority on 12/8 at 6:51 pm
[quote]Yea bc there will always be a bunch of TAs that defend them regardless.[/quote]Nope. If they intended to kill the guy for watching a movie as the OP suggested they should be strung up. Which is why I asked the original question. Here is a hint: my problem is with the hyperbolic reporting,...

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re: Grand Jury Doesn't Indict Cops who kill man with down syndrome
Posted by Taxing Authority on 12/8 at 6:48 pm
[quote]He kinda was.[/quote]so it's your contention that "sitting in a movie theater watching a fricking movie" was the motivation for killing him? If that st true, the charge should be murder. But I don't see any evidence to indicate that. ...

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re: Grand Jury Doesn't Indict Cops who kill man with down syndrome
Posted by Taxing Authority on 12/8 at 6:45 pm
[quote]Cops want us to respect their often hyper-reactive responses based upon incidences that have a very small statistical chance of happening. Then, when the shoe is on the other foot and they've killed someone through negligence or carelessness or whatever you want to term their issue here, we'r...

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re: Grand Jury Doesn't Indict Cops who kill man with down syndrome
Posted by Taxing Authority on 12/8 at 6:29 pm
[quote]Negligent police who are quick to use force that ends up killing people is getting old. [/quote]Glad we agree!...

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re: Grand Jury Doesn't Indict Cops who kill man with down syndrome
Posted by Taxing Authority on 12/8 at 5:55 pm
[quote]And IMV and the laws view malice isn't required to bear responsibility for the death of another.[/quote]We weren't talking about law, but the victim's family's grief. But the certainly makes differentiation. There is a large difference between 1st degree murder, 2nd degree murder, manslaughte...

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re: Grand Jury Doesn't Indict Cops who kill man with down syndrome
Posted by Taxing Authority on 12/8 at 5:52 pm
[quote]They made a decision to use physical force against a downs syndrome person which resulted in his death. [/quote]Right. And perhaps that decision was poor. Or perhaps the decision was limited by the person's actions or size. But he wasn't killed for watching a movie twice. And it's silly t...

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re: Grand Jury Doesn't Indict Cops who kill man with down syndrome
Posted by Taxing Authority on 12/8 at 5:49 pm
[quote]"No intent" isn't the greatest defense to me. I'm sure their noble intentions of clearing the theater of this nuisance were altruistic in the extreme. [/quote]I'm not sure police have an obligation to be altruistic? [quote]It's a person with Down's for chrissakes. [/quote]Ok. I get that. ...

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