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re: Where is the Economic Meltdown? - 90proofprofessional
I must have dozed off and had a dream that some idiot was doing victory laps about our feeble economic performance. Oh, nope. Turns out I wasn't dreaming. Thread assessment: [img]http://forums.ffshrine.org/images/smilies/akiko%20thumbs%20down.gif[/img] ...


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re: WI Supreme Court upholds Gov. Walker's collective bargaining law changes - 90proofprofessional
butthurt meltdown imminent...


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re: America's Infrastructure Report Card: G.P.A. = D+ - 90proofprofessional
[quote]Most of the people who did the studies for the ASCE are not employees or employers who would receive the money of the projects. They received their money when hired to consult and study the infrastructure. [/quote] So? It's clearly an advocacy piece. And to the great harm of its own c...


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re: America's Infrastructure Report Card: G.P.A. = D+ - 90proofprofessional
[quote]consensus for the decline seems to be that there are a lack of funds to fix our infrastructure that was designed over fifty years ago and is beginning to reach the end of its design life.[/quote] What else would you expect a group representing engineering/construction workers, lobbying for m...


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re: QE Update: down to $25bil this month, still ending in October - 90proofprofessional
[quote]You can't really believe this.[/quote] [img]http://drawception.com/pub/panels/2012/12-7/8RnckFxdS9-2.png width=250[/img] I think the way they measure this is solid. If you're quite certain that this is wrong, there's money to be made. Godspeed!...


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re: Take your family to D.C. - Now. - 90proofprofessional
[quote]where'd you get a deal like that? In my building that would go for $2000 at least. Granted, I'm in Courthouse. [/quote] just a few years back, got in good with an owner and had a nice 1/1 in colonial village at 1450. best damn location ever...


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re: Babe Thread: "Wife Material" Edition NSFW - 90proofprofessional
i don't believe for a second any of those girls can cook anything. enjoyed op much tho...


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re: For those who have had LASIK; was it worth it? - 90proofprofessional
didn't do it in BR, but best money i ever spent...


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re: QE Update: down to $25bil this month, still ending in October - 90proofprofessional
Was hoping for more inflation truthers with this. I saw like 1 or 2. I do appreciate the stuff about "QE ending in name only" though, although I'm still not sure what that really means ...


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re: Not sure if I've ever had as much pride in a vote.... - 90proofprofessional
Change the "Macho" to "Mucho" and it would be perfect...


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re: LGB is one thing but T? C'mon! - 90proofprofessional
[quote]WTF are you doing questioning if you are born that way? If you are questioning, you are gay.[/quote] IKR sack up for frick's sake...


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re: The KOCH BROTHERS STRATEGY is all the DEMOCRATS have! - 90proofprofessional
[quote]quote: "Obama will get impeached!" ------------------------------------------------- This is the one they are hanging their collective hat on. That will get voters out to the polls during a midterm election. [/quote] Evidence: [img]https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bt0B3pbCUAANy0h.png[/img...


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re: QE Update: down to $25bil this month, still ending in October - 90proofprofessional
[quote]What's your opinion/why?[/quote] I went on record to my sister, a bank manager who thinks I'm a magician of some sort, in early 2012 saying my best guess was mid-2015 or later on the interest rates. :lol: Really I was just saying that IMO growth was going to be slower than everyone thought a...


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re: QE Update: down to $25bil this month, still ending in October - 90proofprofessional
[quote]So if interest rates were lower than GDP I'd agree with a Mid-2015 projection. [snip]When the FED quits buying bonds the bond market will need to increase rates to attract buyers...which will be a two fold effect...it will move investors out of the market and it will put a further hamper on G...


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re: QE Update: down to $25bil this month, still ending in October - 90proofprofessional
[quote]effects of QE have had what they've referred to as a "diminshing return" on the market[/quote] You mean on the stock market? Was that their actual target?...


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re: QE Update: down to $25bil this month, still ending in October - 90proofprofessional
[quote]I feel like we're ignoring interest rates...[/quote] You disagree with the mid-2015 projection for them going up? They acknowledge some disagreement there, some think it'll need to happen earlier...


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re: QE Update: down to $25bil this month, still ending in October - 90proofprofessional
[quote]How long do these types of actions typically take to trickle down to market level activity?[/quote] Not sure what you mean. Inflation? Employment? Financial asset prices?...


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re: White house response to NYT article on legalizing weed - 90proofprofessional
Am I wrong to find this surprising? I thought this admin was gonna be cool?...


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QE Update: down to $25bil this month, still ending in October - 90proofprofessional
Just so the politards are current. :cheers: [quote]Fed policymakers, as anticipated, agreed to reduce purchases of Treasury bonds and mortgage-backed securities to $25 billion a month from $35 billion. The Fed has said it expects to end the program in October.[/quote] [quote]The statement conced...


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re: Lerner... You should have known better. - 90proofprofessional
[quote]'hoi paloi' What an idiot[/quote] :lol:...


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re: 2Q GDP @ 4% - 90proofprofessional
[quote]The pattern of revising GDP stats says it will probably be the biggest adjustment so far.[/quote] What pattern is that? I thought we were mad about initial bad headline stats later being revised [i]upward[/i] here, not the opposite. [quote]The lies are getting bigger the numbness of the peo...


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re: 2Q GDP @ 4% - 90proofprofessional
[quote]These mother frickers really are shameless. [/quote] I do buy the -2.1%, FWIW. Actually, given the other econ data the last few months, I actually expected a somewhat bigger upward revision than this. ...


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re: Will the Chamber of Commerce Back Mary Landrieu? - 90proofprofessional
[quote]Will the Chamber of Commerce Back Mary Landrieu?[/quote] It appears that [link=(http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/07/chamber_of_commerce_reported_c.html#incart_river)]nola.com thinks so[/link]. [quote]One motivation for the chamber to endorse Landrieu is that conservative Republ...


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re: 2Q GDP @ 4% - 90proofprofessional
Even if it does get revised down, the revision ain't going all the way negative from that. So at least we're not in legit recession after that god-awful first quarter....


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re: North Carolina Republicans are allowing people to die to prove a point - 90proofprofessional
This thread --> fricking trash ...


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re: How much will climate change have to cost before - 90proofprofessional
[quote]Some people will never come to the realization that fossil fuels are causing our ozone depletion. [/quote] [img]http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view5/2040535/dr-cox-laughing-o.gif[/img] upvoted...


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re: How much will climate change have to cost before - 90proofprofessional
[quote]forecast a multibillion-dollar price tag for climate costs[/quote] For comparison, what cost will we incur in our attempt to mitigate?...


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re: Why the U.S. should cut the Pentagon budget in half - 90proofprofessional
[quote]Well do we know which it is? Has to be a chart with acquisitions, O n M and personnel cost annually. [/quote] I do know that the vast majority of TriCare counts as O&M, despite the fact that TC cares for far more than just active duty folks...


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re: Michigan teacher wants to quit union--but can't - 90proofprofessional
[quote]When unions do their job they actually actively combat the rise in real wages! They do so by various means aimed at destroying the rise in the productivity of labor. [/quote] [img]http://www.reactiongifs.us/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/mind_blown_nph.gif[/img]...


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re: What would the homeless rate be if America did not have section8? - 90proofprofessional
Do you hear stories weekly about people buying prime rib and craft beer on their California Electronic Food Stamp cards right before going gas their lifted F950 Super Duty for a dune trip??...


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