| Political Talk|| re: An out of the box idea on how to deal with the obesity problem among the poor - BobBoucher on 1/23/15 at 10:46 pm|
[quote]they don't already have a presence in every community? Post offices, social service offices, FSA offices etc?[/quote]
Yeah- but none perform that function let alone to that detail. You might cut food stamp usage by 50%, but the cost to manage such a program alone would likely exceed those ...
| Political Talk|| re: An out of the box idea on how to deal with the obesity problem among the poor - BobBoucher on 1/23/15 at 10:20 pm|
[quote]no starvation - just give every person who needs it all the food they need for the next week. You have to show up in person and wait in line to get it. Generic food only = no fancy labels. Beans, rice, cereal, powdered milk, canned meat, No ID and no 'needs' testing = anyone willing to sh...
| Political Talk|| re: Obama and Company pitching a tantrum and making threats to Netanyahu - BobBoucher on 1/23/15 at 10:03 pm|
I think most in this thread are overlooking the motives for these moves. They are purely political for 2016. Boehner is posturing for the Israeli vote and Obama is posturing for the "popular" vote.
Although I would personally disagree with his definition of popular, but the interwebz would disag...
| Political Talk|| re: "Donetsk People’s Republic" May Stop Taking Prisoners - BobBoucher on 1/23/15 at 4:14 pm|
Russia has been reinforcing the rebels so theyre ready. What Ukraine needs to do is re-establish air control. Once thats done, game over. Tanks, APCs, and artillary from Russia would be demolished.
I would support the US supplying them with the specific weaponry (surface/surface missles?) and ...
| Political Talk|| re: An out of the box idea on how to deal with the obesity problem among the poor - BobBoucher on 1/23/15 at 1:17 pm|
[quote]Do away with the food stamp program.[/quote]
Sounds simple, but the results would be third world. We're supposed to have a higher standard right?
Im not sure how you deal with it to be honest. Its not like you can adjust behavior ormake people make better choices.
Either you fee...
| Political Talk|| re: Free country? Please - BobBoucher on 1/23/15 at 11:38 am|
I completely agree, but you know why its gotten this bad? becuase had the kids been kidnapped, raped, etc, and the officer saw them and kept driving, HE would be accountable for doing nothing.
Or - if he takes them home and leaves, and they are neglected and abused, HE would be accountable.
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: The Hoodie playing the ignorance card - BobBoucher on 1/23/15 at 10:39 am|
[quote]The silence from Rog and the NFL is deafening.[/quote]
well yeah. hes set a precedent for zero tolerance and a heavy hammer, but now hes ensnared one of the leagues icons.
Goodell is in a really bad position of his own doing.
Im willing to bet no decisions are made until after the S...
| Political Talk|| re: Obama approval rating on the upswing. Now 50%. - BobBoucher on 1/23/15 at 10:23 am|
[quote]I'm just posting this fact on this board where his approval rating is something like 2% to show how far out of the mainstream most of you guys are[/quote]
I skimmed through this thread and the excuses are amusing.
"people are stupid"
"Its the gas prices"
anything to make sure Obam...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: The Hoodie playing the ignorance card - BobBoucher on 1/23/15 at 10:08 am|
I watched part of Brady's presser. Apparently he has a meticulous process he uses to pick out his footballs based on feel, comfort, etc, and says every player likes to be very familiar and confident with their equipment and know what to expect; their shoes, pads, helmet, etc, and he says footballs...
| Political Talk|| re: Todays Wages if 1979 Wage Distribution Stayed Flat - BobBoucher on 1/22/15 at 7:00 pm|
[quote]Why do you hate successful people? [/quote]
i see a problem with this trend over the long term, but i dont hate success.
There have been several articles that point out that the middle class doesnt make as much as their "bosses" did back in the day when 1 income could support most famil...
| Political Talk|| re: Senate Votes 98-1 That Climate Change 'Is Not A Hoax' - BobBoucher on 1/22/15 at 1:32 pm|
[quote]You're not really comparing the entire atmosphere of the Earth to the Cuyahoga river are you?[/quote]
Let me try this another way.
If you can affect something small in a short period of time, why would it not be possible to affect something large over a long period of time?...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: The Hoodie playing the ignorance card - BobBoucher on 1/22/15 at 1:12 pm|
The fact that the game was a blowout and the balls had no impact on the outcome doesnt help.
NFL could say, "meh - no harm"....
| Political Talk|| re: Senate Votes 98-1 That Climate Change 'Is Not A Hoax' - BobBoucher on 1/22/15 at 11:31 am|
[quote]Climate change is not a hoax. I agreee, however, man-made climate change is 100% bull shite.[/quote]
If man can significantly alter the "local" environment over a period of years (Cuyahoga River for example), why would it not be possible to alter the climate over decades?...
| Political Talk|| re: Obama Administration: Cowards on "Islamic Extremism" - BobBoucher on 1/22/15 at 11:20 am|
[quote]There is a religious component to this fight any way you guys want to slice it.[/quote]
To them, yes there is a religious component.
The world will never be rid of Islam as a religion. To rid the world of terrorism, it must be separated from Islam.
If you acknowledge it, youve just...
| Political Talk|| re: Obama Administration: Cowards on "Islamic Extremism" - BobBoucher on 1/22/15 at 8:52 am|
[quote]The administration is doing itself and the nation no favors by not calling "a spade a spade". It's beyond ridiculous the bounds they will go to not to say "Islamic Extremism". I mean, it's just embarrassing at this point.[/quote]
i watched a news segement and they said that Obama is listen...
| Political Talk|| re: The 529 Proposal Hurts Me Personally - BobBoucher on 1/21/15 at 2:20 pm|
[quote]The students at CC need trade school to learn a skill. That's the education that has value.[/quote]
Oh i see. youre asserting that community college kids arent capable of accomplishing much more than a trade skill, so why even bother sending them to community college.
elitist BS. any...
| Political Talk|| re: The 529 Proposal Hurts Me Personally - BobBoucher on 1/21/15 at 11:01 am|
[quote]If people don't save for college, most will have to go to free community college. Just today, California approved 15 of their community colleges to start offering bachelor's degrees.[/quote]
im with you so far
[quote]In the liberal world - more bachelor's degrees is a good thing. In the...
| Political Talk|| re: Pres Obama's approval rating back to 50% - BobBoucher on 1/19/15 at 4:28 pm|
[quote]Low inflation and awesomely low gas prices will get you a good jump in numbers.[/quote]
so will an economy thats picking up steam and has recovered better than anyone else from the recenssion....
| Political Talk|| re: Richest 1% to own half of world’s wealth by 2016, says Oxfam - BobBoucher on 1/19/15 at 1:26 pm|
[quote] The wealthy grow the pie. All classes benefit from that growth, more so those growing the pie..[/quote]
To an extent, yes, to the detriment of the middle class, no.
[quote]Nothing is "flowing from" the middle class or poor.[/quote]
every time you buy something, money is flowing up ...
| Political Talk|| re: Richest 1% to own half of world’s wealth by 2016, says Oxfam - BobBoucher on 1/19/15 at 1:20 pm|
[quote]What do you base this on? [/quote]
The thread title:
[quote]Richest 1% to own half of world’s wealth by 2016[/quote]
either they are printing it or accumulating it. In general, if it was flowing "back down", they wouldnt be accumulating.