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2Q GDP @ 4% - Lsut81
[quote]U.S. economic growth accelerated more than expected in the second quarter and the decline in output in the prior period was less steep than previously reported, which could bolster views for a stronger performance in the last six months of the year. Gross domestic product expanded at a 4.0...


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33% of Americans in Debt Collections - Lsut81
Stolen from the OT, but I figured it would get more discussion over here... This is a pretty amazing number to me. If you would have asked me, I would have guessed somewhere in the teens. Also, this is just people currently in collections, I wonder what the percentage of Americans that have eve...


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Obamacare Architect: "Only State run exchanges qualify for subsidies" - Lsut81
[quote]Jonathan Gruber, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology economist who helped design the Massachusetts health law that was the model for Obamacare, was a key influence on the creation of the federal health law. He was widely quoted in the media. During the crafting of the law, the Obama admin...


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Puma Biotechnology +$170 (Why can't I own something like this) - Lsut81
Up 288% or $170.... [quote]Biotech stocks are not for the faint of heart by any stretch of the imagination. Puma Biotechnology (NYSE: PBYI ) has repeatedly shown the investing world why this is the case, and today's 200% plus movement upward should drive this point home. [/quote] and boy, di...


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Obamacare Survey; 18% say they are better off, 35% worse off thanks to law - Lsut81
I hope CNN does this poll this time next year after the near 20% premium increases go into effect in a number of states... [quote]Eighteen percent of Americans, or fewer than one in five, say they or someone in their family is better off because of the Affordable Care Act, according to a new p...


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IRS Computer Crash List Grows - Lsut81
Have at it people [quote]IRS Deputy Associate Chief Counsel Thomas Kane said in transcribed congressional testimony that more IRS officials experienced computer crashes, bringing the total number of crash victims to “less than 20,” and also said that the agency does not know if the lost emails ...


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Obama Presser - Lsut81
One American was on board... By the name, sounds like someone with dual citizenship. ...


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MH17 Phone Call "We shot down a civilian plane" - Lsut81
Didn't see this posted in the other thread. Here is the translated phone call that was being eluded to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znjJzBvfAtA Sorry if already posted...


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House slashes IRS Tax Enforcement budget by 25% - Lsut81
:cheers: [quote]WASHINGTON (AP) -- The GOP-controlled House has voted to slash the budget for the Internal Revenue Service's tax enforcement division by $1.2 billion, a 25 percent cut that would mean fewer audits of taxpayers and make it more likely that people who cheat on their taxes will get ...


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Bergdahl is being put back on active duty - Lsut81
I find it very interesting they would put a soldier that likely abandoned his post back to active duty prior to the investigation being completed :dunno: [quote]WASHINGTON — Six weeks after being released from five years in Taliban captivity, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is expected to return to life as a...


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Capital One Venture vs Quicksilver - Lsut81
I got an email from Capital One this morning offering to roll my normal CC I've had with them since 1999 over to one of these two account... No application, no credit check, no changes, just a different card and rewards program. Thoughts on which one would be a better choice? Venture = 1.25m...


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Re: Cops Shooting Dogs; Backlash Growing (Pet shot every 98 min) - Lsut81
[quote]A rash of animal shootings by police officers nationwide has law-enforcement agencies running for cover amid growing public outrage that could force state legislatures to require greater accountability from men and women in uniform.[/quote] [quote]No government agency keeps a national data...


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Independence Day - Lsut81
How is this not on today? :dunno: shite AMC and TNT will play the shite out of it throughout the year and they don't even play it on the most logical day? :casty: ...


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Happy 4th Poli Board - Lsut81
[link=(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5BL4RNFr58)]LINK[/link] People on here don't agree on a lot of things, but that is one thing that makes this country great... We are able to argue/debate topics without fear of retribution. well, unless its the IRS I keed I keed :usa:...


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Re: Obamacare; "NY Premiums about to explode" - Lsut81
Glad everyone is getting their $2500 reduction :thup: [quote]Insurance companies operating in New York State's marketplace are expected to ask for double-digit premium hikes next year, according to new filings from the companies. Capital New York reports the average requested increase was 13%...


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Dow to open above 17k - Lsut81
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Quinnipiac: Obama rated worst President since WWII - Lsut81
I don't know where Quinnipiac falls on the hack/no hack meter, but I figured this Washington Times article would add some fun to the board. Have at it :popcorn: [quote]Poll after poll shows President Obama’s approval rating dipping recently, and one new [b]Quinnipiac University Poll finds th...


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Business Magazines - Lsut81
Any recommendations on good magazines? I've got some United Miles to blow and I got a thing in the mail allowing for the purchase of magazines with miles. Most are 500-800 miles. They have: Bloomberg Fast Company Forbes Fortune Economist Money ...


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Rep Becerra: "The President has to make sure the law works" - Lsut81
I just saw this clip from Chris Wallace and Becerra... Wallace asks: "What authority does the President have to rewrite the HC law" Becerra: "The President can make changes in order to make sure the law works" Holy fricking shite :banghead: Go to 2:55 to get to the exact quote... The ...


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Re: Rand Paul; Iowa GOP Establishment on the Attack - Lsut81
[quote]The Iowa GOP central committee voted Saturday to fire the state party chairman and replace him with a fixture of the establishment. Danny Carroll, removed on a 14-2 no confidence vote, will be replaced by Jeff Kaufmann, formerly the Speaker Pro Tem of the state House. The bloodless coup...


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VRTX up 50% in pre - Lsut81
Holy shite... I don't know if I have ever seen a stock worth over $50/share go up 50% in a single day. They just got stage 4 approval for a cystic fibrosis drug. Some people are getting rich today...


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Chase Premier Plus Checking Promo - Lsut81
Anyone have this type of account? I got a thing in the mail today stating they would give me a $500 bonus for opening this type of account. Form doing my reading, you only need direct deposit, but there would be a $10/mo fee if you don't have 15k in the account... The $500 is deposited 10 worki...


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Obama Press Conference on Iraq situation at 1130am - Lsut81
[quote]President Barack Obama will meet with members of his national security team and will deliver at statement on the situation in Iraq at 12:30 pm ET. CNBC.com will be streaming this event live.[/quote] Predictions???...


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NJ Legislature gives the thumbs up to Tesla sales - Lsut81
Wow, govt actually did something right... A huge frick you to the dealer associations :bow: [quote]TRENTON - The Assembly passed a bill Monday that would let manufacturers of zero-emissions vehicles such as Tesla Motors bypass auto dealerships and sell cars directly to consumers. Lawmakers int...


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Re: Obamacare; Hundreds of thousands likely to lose subsidies - Lsut81
[quote]WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is contacting hundreds of thousands of people with subsidized health insurance to resolve questions about their eligibility, as consumer advocates express concern that many will be required to repay some or all of the subsidies. [b]Of the eight million...


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Obama about to speak on Iraq situation - Lsut81
Very interested to hear what his plan will be on how to deal with this.. :popcorn: ...


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Sterling hires PIs to investigate other owners - Lsut81
The shite show is now in full force... You had to know if he sued, this is the angle he would go. Show hypocrisy amongst the league and owners. Dude is bat shite crazy and just wants to watch the world burn [quote]LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s team of lawyers ...


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Iraq in downward spiral; Who will Obama blame? - Lsut81
So with what is going on in Iraq now, will Obama and his ilk blame Bush??? They were quick to claim that Obama brought our troops home and ended the war in Iraq, even though it was already negotiated under Bush. So does Obama blame Bush for setting the deadline to pull troops out, even though ...


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Re: VA Issues; Houston VA discharges 80yr old man at 3am to roam the streets - Lsut81
Ok, I think there is equal blame to be shared here, but for fricks sake.... You know you are under a microscope with the amount of bad press for the VA, yet you don't step up measures to ensure that you are portrayed in the best light and don't drop the ball? :casty: You would think the directors...


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US Marshals seize PD's spying records to avoid ACLU request - Lsut81
[quote]A routine request in Florida for public records regarding the use of a surveillance tool known as stingray took an extraordinary turn recently when federal authorities seized the documents before police could release them. The surprise move by the U.S. Marshals Service stunned the American...


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