| Political Talk|| re: Rep Cedric Richmond wants Postal Service to get into banking - C on 7/25/14 at 3:37 pm|
Tuba, if there weren't payday loan operations, who do you think would loan to them? They serve a function. And at the rates they loan, I'm sure they'd be very happy with just collecting interest. Rates are based on risk of nonpayment. As you mentioned it costs money to force collection. ...
| Political Talk|| re: Rep Cedric Richmond wants Postal Service to get into banking - C on 7/25/14 at 2:59 pm|
I can't imagine the debt due after 30-40 years at payday loan rates. SS may need to invest in the PS just to stay afloat....
| Political Talk|| re: Pro Russian Rebels just shot down 2 Ukrainian fighter jets - C on 7/23/14 at 10:22 am|
[quote]They have been for weeks claiming they have no capability to shoot down anything other than helo's with sholder fire sams. [/quote]
Where have you read this? I've never seen this claim. And ignoring the civilian aircraft there have 5 or so planes shot down. ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Ok, which one of you did this to your house - C on 7/23/14 at 9:51 am|
Looks like a meerkat ...
| Political Talk|| re: Pro Russian Rebels just shot down 2 Ukrainian fighter jets - C on 7/23/14 at 9:17 am|
Jets have armaments that can travel at different altitudes than the jet itself.
| Political Talk|| re: Pro Russian Rebels just shot down 2 Ukrainian fighter jets - C on 7/23/14 at 7:48 am|
[quote]Right, forget fighters are faster,smaller, can shoot back, and have 100 times the defensive maneuverability than a commercial airline. [/quote]
None of that contradicts the fact that fighter jets fly at lower altitudes than commercial; which is a technical limitation on most weapons syste...
| Political Talk|| re: Pro Russian Rebels just shot down 2 Ukrainian fighter jets - C on 7/23/14 at 6:48 am|
[quote]but but we don't have those capabilities[/quote]
fighter jets fly much lower than commercial aircraft that not really a contradiction. ...
| Political Talk|| re: Why Texas won't go blue anytime soon (this likely applies to other states too) - C on 7/23/14 at 5:57 am|
[quote]Posted by Draconian Sanctions They've done a great job gerrymandering, no question about that. [/quote]
How do you gerrymander a state to hold nearly 60% of the governor houses? They'll likely take te senate this year to go along with a huge advantage in the house....
| Tech Board|| re: Apple Reports Q3 2014 Results: $7.7 Billion Profit on $37.4 Billion in Revenue - C on 7/22/14 at 7:32 pm|
The iTunes store is going to a be beast long term. Do you have an income breakdown? that will tell the big iTunes story, IMO. ...
| Outdoor Board|| re: Your go to knots for 100+ lb leader? - C on 7/22/14 at 1:28 pm|
improved clinch knot is what I use. Not sure about 100+ lb but it works on 60lb.
| Political Talk|| re: Key Piece of Video “Evidence” to blame Russia for Plane Debunked - C on 7/22/14 at 12:50 pm|
I think you misread his post. ...
| Political Talk|| re: Obamacare, not so fast - C on 7/22/14 at 12:20 pm|
[quote]Will John Roberts take the opportunity to correct his grievous mistake?[/quote]
I'm betting he doesn't. Just like renaming it a tax, he will give cover to the IRS to implement as they have been. ...
| Political Talk|| re: Obamacare, not so fast - C on 7/22/14 at 10:48 am|
So if not this, what was the reason for states to expend resources setting up their own exchanges versus the large pool offered by the federal exchange? Just control?...
| Political Talk|| re: Obamacare, not so fast - C on 7/22/14 at 10:40 am|
[quote]The challengers couldn't.[/quote]
Maybe it's a construct of my imagination but I thought there were incentives for the states to set up their own exchanges and this was one of them during the debates. Can't seem to search it either so maybe I'm wrong. ...
| Political Talk|| re: Obamacare, not so fast - C on 7/22/14 at 10:00 am|
[quote]I doubt they would be able to produce anything like this, especially since I would wager that nary a single democratic congressman actually read the ACA and knew what was in it. [/quote]
Maybe I misremembered, but I thought this was actually intentional by the drafters thinking it would in...
| Political Talk|| re: Obamacare, not so fast - C on 7/22/14 at 9:48 am|
[quote]So you guys are cheering on the potential of millions of people losing their help to pay for insurance [/quote]
Must be nice to live in a world where money grows on trees and we can give unlimited money to whoever we want for any reason we want....
| More Sports Board|| re: DAT- grin and bear it edition - C on 7/22/14 at 9:16 am|
[quote]the chances of you getting someone next year that beats him to the big leagues is pretty good[/quote]
Unless they pick another highschool kid. The stros are damn frustrating. I don't think they finish above .500 for the next 3 years. ...
| Money Talk|| re: Current housing surge vs. last decade's housing surge - C on 7/22/14 at 7:04 am|
[quote]Just a quick search shows that the median household income is around $65,000 in Seattle. So do you think a median single family home price of $430,000 is sustainable? [/quote]
That statistic is a bit misleading. The people making less than $65k are less likely to buy any home than those ma...
| Money Talk|| re: Bitcoin: the Stripe perspective - C on 7/21/14 at 5:19 pm|
Bitcoin is more like gold than money. And it's a ledger which isn't money. And its replicable so other then the novelty of the "first" it has little commodity value long term. ...
| Money Talk|| re: Current housing surge vs. last decade's housing surge - C on 7/21/14 at 5:25 am|
Credit is much tighter. There are also quite a few millennials living at home that will start families in the near future I suspect. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Legendary Marine Maj. Zembiec, the ‘Lion of Fallujah,’ was a real American hero - C on 7/20/14 at 8:41 pm|
I was serving in Iraq about that time and it was tough. But he was right. The surge was working and we were making great strides throughout the country. By the end of the year, you could go weeks without hitting an IED or being in a fire fight.
It really is a shame that the Iraqi leadership has ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Iraq veteran told to get rid of his "therapy ducks" - C on 7/20/14 at 6:28 pm|
He's got 14. Are we in the process of validating cat ladies?...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Iraq veteran told to get rid of his "therapy ducks" - C on 7/20/14 at 3:03 pm|
Its beyond ridiculous. If people need animals tell them to move to the country where it's allowed.
I hope someone gets a therapy elephant next. Or maybe a therapy tiger....
| Political Talk|| re: University of Wisconsin calls for distribution of higher grades for minorities - C on 7/20/14 at 3:00 pm|
I assumed schools were already doing this. ChE: I could have done a better job presenting his senior project. No way he deserved a passing grade....
| Political Talk|| re: Those inclusive lefties don't want the gypsies around - C on 7/17/14 at 9:51 am|
don't gypsies smell and eat children?...
| Political Talk|| re: Obama on foreign policy: " Be patient in a complex world" - C on 7/16/14 at 9:56 pm|
I mean where is he leading that his initiatives need time to play out? Egypt seems to be the only sign of improvement and they basically kicked obamas boy out....
| Political Talk|| Argentina's President doesn't like soccer; tells the WC finalist to their face. - C on 7/16/14 at 12:27 pm|
She has to be the worst president in the world, right?
[quote]“As you know, I’m no soccer fan,” said President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, while standing next to Messi and Argentina manager Alejandro Sabella. “I didn’t see a single match, not even the one yesterday (on Sunday). Even so I call...
| Political Talk|| re: Continuing theme of U.S. firms reincorporating overseas for tax purposes - C on 7/16/14 at 8:43 am|
[quote]keep America's money in America[/quote]
At what point should we address the fact that our tax rates are not competitive with the rest of the world?...
| More Sports Board|| re: Lance Stephenson signs with Charlotte for 3 years, $27 million - C on 7/16/14 at 8:41 am|
damn that's a bit of a steal compared to other recent FA deals. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: The Complete Calvin and Hobbes - C on 7/16/14 at 8:39 am|
[quote]the ones where he creates the monster snowmen.[/quote]
sucks living in the south; never able to recreate this!...