| Political Talk|| Only 231k people gained insurance from ObamaCare - ironsides on 1/19/14 at 6:13 am|
[link=(http://joshblackman.com/blog/2014/01/18/the-winners-and-losers-of-obamacare-only-11-of-people-who-signed-up-for-obamacare-were-previously-uninsured/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+JoshBlackmansBlog+%28Josh+Blackman%27s+Blog%29)]Only 11% of Obamacare enrollees w...
| Political Talk|| Great website to use as a baseline for understanding government spending - ironsides on 1/15/14 at 11:49 am|
[link=(http://www.usgovernmentspending.com/year_spending_2014USbn_15bs2n_00102030405060708090E0F0G0H001021213141516172124252627283132333435363741424346474849515254555665667172738182838485868788898A8B8C8D8E8F8G8H8I8J8K8L8M8N8O8P8Q8R8S8T8U97F1G1G2H1H2H3#usgs302)]I found this site that a lot of folks o...
| Money Talk|| Greenspan actually warned about the housing bubble..... - ironsides on 1/13/14 at 2:31 pm|
....[link=(http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-01-13/greenspan-warned-housing-bubble-his-phd-dissertation)]In his PHD dissertation....[/link]
We all live in a monty python skit.........
| Coaching Changes|| It's official Franklin to Penn st - ironsides on 1/11/14 at 8:43 am|
Per fox sports 1...
| Political Talk|| Great clip on our current state of affairs politically and economically - ironsides on 1/10/14 at 5:47 pm|
[link=(http://www.youtube.com/embed/QDfnIXXCOVE)]Dr. Marc Faber[/link]
Some food for thought on economic stimulus:
[quote]The federal government is sending each of us a $600 rebate.
If we spend that money at Wal-Mart, the money goes to China.
If we spend it on gasoline it goes to the Arabs...
| Political Talk|| 2 Questions I was hoping you guys could answer on the current Healthcare system - ironsides on 9/12/13 at 1:10 pm|
1) Who is being refused medical treatment today from any emergency room in the country?
2) If healthcare is so important to the uninsured, why don't they just go out and get a job that has health insurance? If you're not qualified to be a Barista @ Starbucks, I don't want to hear it....
| More Sports Board|| Ok all kidding aside, thoughts on Rangers / Caps series: - ironsides on 5/2/13 at 4:22 pm|
[link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfFZOQWkawY)]Good video synopsis of my feelings about this series[/link]
In a nutshell:
- Both teams are hot in the last month, despite having a 0.450 winning percentage against playoff teams
- Edge on offense obviously goes to Ovechkin
- Edge on defense o...
| More Sports Board|| How is Josh Harding not the biggest sports story of the week? - ironsides on 5/1/13 at 12:59 pm|
[link=(http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nhl--wild-goalie-josh-harding-refuses-to-use-ms--last-minute-start-as-excuses-055213504.html)]Backup Goalie with MS has to start game, stands on his head, takes the best team in the league into OT[/link]
Minnesota Wild is automatically my second favorite team i...
| Political Talk|| We need to put a stop to allowing "bail ins" of bad banks aka "the Cyprus plan" - ironsides on 3/29/13 at 4:01 pm|
[link=(http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-03-29/i-went-sleep-friday-rich-man-i-woke-poor)]Check out this article[/link]
So far we've had:
1) A Bail-In plan punishing depositors in Cyprus
2) The Canadian government putting a Bail-In provision in their banking legislation
Your banking deposi...
| Political Talk|| Maybe the progressives are right, we do need to raise taxes, to 88% in fact... - ironsides on 3/29/13 at 10:20 am|
Downright depressing I tell you.
The total government budget for 2013 (includes state/local) is $6.3 Trillion dollars.
There are roughly 140 Million employed people in the united states.
That means the bill comes to roughly $45K per employed person to operate all government (includes sta...
| Political Talk|| Cuomo and Bloomberg screw up anti gun legislation - ironsides on 3/26/13 at 5:43 am|
[link=(http://nyp.st/YQPrey)]You can't make this stuff up...[/link]
Seriously it's a pretty big f up to make the law something that doesn't exist for current manufacturers. It shows what a knee jerk reaction this gun legislation is and highlights that they are probably missing a few big things (f...
| Political Talk|| Assumptions regarding the future of the country - ironsides on 1/20/13 at 6:53 am|
So as a nation we've been discussing gun control in a pretty heated debate the last few weeks. I think two of the main assumptions on the ban guns side are:
1) we have police that protect our lives and property.
2) we have a military that can protect us from invasion.
I then look at another ...
| Political Talk|| A trip down propaganda memory lane..... - ironsides on 1/19/13 at 7:43 am|
[link=(http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2008/09/26/paulson-and-bernanke-crisis-dream-team/)]WSJ article on the bright future due to the economic "dream team" from 4 years ago....[/link]
I guess one could interpret the phrase "dream team" as being so bat shite crazy thinking these guys can fix anythi...
| More Sports Board|| NHL season schedules released..... - ironsides on 1/12/13 at 11:56 pm|
[link=(http://www.nhl.com/ice/schedulebymonth.htm#?navid=nav-sch-month)]Jan Schedule Here[/link]
1/2 the country will get Pittsburgh / Philly for the season's first game (bunch of goons except giroux / crosby), and the other 1/2 will get a great game between Chicago and LA.
I know a lot of ho...
| More Sports Board|| They should put Holliday in at DE - ironsides on 1/12/13 at 7:39 pm|
That is all......
| SEC Rant|| Anyone else think Florida was just too tired after the first half? - ironsides on 1/2/13 at 11:08 pm|
I mean they have to be just absolutely spent after celebrating every damn play like they just won the superbowl and down 24-10 :lol:
Will Muschamp really had them prepared for this one, love the discipline. ...
| Political Talk|| Buffett Tax will result in far less revenues than hoped for....... - ironsides on 11/29/12 at 2:52 pm|
[quote]When Warren Buffett claimed that a lot of secretaries pay higher tax rates than the super-wealthy, JPMorgan's Michael Cembalest wanted to take a closer look[/quote]
[quote]The vast majority of taxpayers with adjusted gross income over $1 million and over $5 million have effective tax rates...
| Political Talk|| A lot of our more liberal friends on this board are acting righteous. Why? - ironsides on 11/9/12 at 11:46 am|
I've said multiple times before that this country is in serious, serious trouble and that you're acting like your team just blew out a 1-AA school in the BCS national championship or something instead of having thoughtful discussion on how to solve the problems of debt, budget, unemployment, low GDP...
| Political Talk|| 133% of jobs created since January 2009 are self employed - ironsides on 11/8/12 at 6:18 am|
[link=(http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/2012/11/explosion-in-uncovered-employment.html?m=1)]Good analysis here.[/link] those job have no benefits and are low paying. This is not a recovery it is economic disaster.
Feel free to tell me how much better off I am than I was four years ago ...
| Political Talk|| OK. Obama won. Stop acting like it's a sporting event and start telling me how - ironsides on 11/7/12 at 1:29 pm|
he's going to improve things. He's already gone back on his Gay marriage stance. Abortion law hasn't changed in 30 years and it won't change now. Unemployment would be well above 10% if people who have given up on finding work were still looking. GM is showing signs of trouble again. All this and he...
| Political Talk|| CNN Ohio Math based on recent threads - ironsides on 11/2/12 at 3:33 pm|
WTF? The media literally can't add, no wonder why they have a liberal agenda :banghead:...
| Political Talk|| When I was growing up in the 1980's we made fun of Russia because - ironsides on 11/2/12 at 11:00 am|
Ironically we are becoming more and more like the country we used to make fun of because they couldn't get out of their own way - here's what I was taught about Russia in the 1980's:
They had a leader in Gorbechev that was occupied foreign countries.
They had a government-run economy.
| Political Talk|| But Obama saved the Auto Industry!!!! - ironsides on 11/1/12 at 3:15 pm|
[link=(http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2012-11-01/gm-channel-stuffing-soars-record)]Channel stuffing does not a turnaround make..... get ready for another Auto crisis....[/link]...
| Political Talk|| Obama's . Other than being a teleprompter - anything positive? - ironsides on 10/24/12 at 9:56 pm|
- Pro 1%: Pro: He increased banking regulation! con: But refused to enforce any-fricking-thing. Banks are free-er than they were under Bush.
- Pro big business: Obamacare gonna kill small businesses
- Anti-black employment: Black males are unemployed by an increase of 5% since Obama took office....
| Political Talk|| Maybe instead of hiring more teachers we just use the ones we have? - ironsides on 10/23/12 at 9:15 pm|
[link=(http://nyp.st/OVbiSQ)]100k+ a year for not showing up for any reason [/link]
[quote]It is a recurring problem that DOE employees disappear from assignments for long periods of time but continue to get paid,[/quote]
Continuous problem in NYC - wouldn't be surprised if the same was happen...
| Political Talk|| So - the Obama campaign borrows $15M - how does such an agreement work? - ironsides on 10/22/12 at 12:35 pm|
I was just thinking about the Obama campaign borrowing $15M. Normally when a bank makes a loan, they are doing so under the assumption that the borrower can pay it back.
$15M at a 2.5% APR is either $1.3M per month for 12 months or maybe it's 4 years in which case it is $330k a month?
| Political Talk|| An honest discussion on Obama's record......the MTV presidency. - ironsides on 10/19/12 at 12:35 pm|
I really don't understand why many of the liberals / communists are so married to the idea of re-electing our current president.
He's the most like the republicans that they love to hate than he is to other democrat presidents like FDR and Kennedy. For the record:
- This administration has be...
| Political Talk|| Pay inequality of women vs. men......... - ironsides on 10/19/12 at 8:53 am|
When I started my career I was making $65k working at Google. I found out one of my female co-workers was making $80k and I did more than she did. I got pissed off and left for another employer who would pay me what I thought I was worth.
Question: Why is this even a political issue? Why don't w...
| Political Talk|| Total employed workforce from January 2009 to September 2012 is -1.08 MILLION - ironsides on 10/17/12 at 11:18 am|
[link=(http://www.bls.gov/home.htm)]From the BLS Website[/link]
Romney had growth of 40,000 jobs when he was governor. Not great, but not negative. Just sayin'.
We have 2 choices. If you vote for Obama I pray that you keep your job so that you can pay for my unemployment insurance. If you vot...
| Political Talk|| Biden made me think he truly cares about the common man last night - ironsides on 10/12/12 at 6:04 am|
You know, despite beig part of the most favorable administration towards wall street, continuing two wars he said they'd end 4 years ago, using hidden taxes like Obama care to steal wealth from the middle class etc;
Dude deserves an Oscar for that performance.