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re: More disappointing economic data released today. Might put rate increase on hold - BigJim
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re: More disappointing economic data released today. Might put rate increase on hold - BigJim
[quote]Falling oil prices are often a result of poor economic growth not the cause. Like wet sidewalks causing rain.[/quote] Sure I get that. And decreased energy demand along with increased supply is driving down the prices (no duh, right?) But the quote said the lower prices "weighed down" ...
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re: You be the judge (campus rape case) - BigJim
[quote] There are several stories out there. This is a pretty long-running thing. I'm not sure what all the school can do to limit her actions, but if they didn't so much as find enough evidence to substantiate the charges, they could do more to protect the formerly accused. As far as I can tel...
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re: More disappointing economic data released today. Might put rate increase on hold - BigJim
[quote]U.S. business investment spending plans fell for a seventh straight month in March, weighed down by a strong dollar and lower energy prices, suggesting the economy was struggling to rebound from a recent soft patch. [/quote] Huh? I guess a strong dollar might depress business investment,...
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re: You be the judge (campus rape case) - BigJim
Not anywhere CLOSE to enough details in that story to form an opinion on this thorny issue....
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re: There’s never been a safer time to be a kid in America - BigJim
[quote]OK? What's your point?[/quote] Nothing wrong with reporting a little good news every now an then. ...
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re: Jindal gets a NYT Op Ed - BigJim
[quote]He takes credit for a smaller budget even though the only reason the budget is smaller is because the revenue is less and we have a balanced budget requirement. [/quote] This is nonsensical. When revenues drop a conservative cuts the budget and a liberal raises revenue. [quote]He has n...
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re: Jindal gets a NYT Op Ed - BigJim
[quote]Can you tell me in terms of actual dollar amount he's reduced the state budget? Oh, and leave out the FEMA/Katrina money that was in the budget when he took office. Those dollars were already temporary and going to end regardless of him doing anything about them or not. Seriously, tell me...
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re: How do you define the classes? - BigJim
Middle class- about what I make Lower class- makes less than I make Upper class- makes a lot more than I make That's pretty much the US definition of the classes. ...
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re: LSU student apathy: remember that flag burning protest a few years back? - BigJim
[quote]Bingo. Read some of the articles written by LSU's own people and you'll see how Chicken Little this is.[/quote] Scroll up and you can see how much I agree with this point. [quote]I've ranted on this many times, but I'll say this again: Dr Alexander is an embarrassment to LSU. If the C...
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re: LSU student apathy: remember that flag burning protest a few years back? - BigJim
[quote] it's worse off than ever[/quote] :confused: Based on what? Private sector employment is at an all-time high. Test scores and graduation rates (both K-12 and HIED) are at all time highs. ...
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re: None of this matters - BigJim
And the real issues are? I think for state and local issues, I think some of what happens here is at least a half-step up from "meaningless nonsense." But YMMV....
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re: Most dangerous neighborhoods in America - BigJim
[quote]I'd bet my left nut that picture purporting to be North Auburn Gresham Chicago, IL, is actually New Orleans[/quote] ht tp: //graphics8.nytim es. com/images/200 /01/20/us/21orleans.xlarge1 .jpg Yep...
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re: Jindal Opposes TOPS Revamp Bills - BigJim
[quote]capping mechanism to keep increasing costs from creating further budget issues.[/quote] Me, I like the capping mechanism....
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re: LSU student apathy: remember that flag burning protest a few years back? - BigJim
[quote]No. The state really has cut funding. The fact that the University is able to shake students down for it doesn't mean the state did not cut funding.[/quote] So? The source of the funding changed, but there hasn't been (much) of a reduction. If you are a college professor, it doesn't tell...
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re: LSU student apathy: remember that flag burning protest a few years back? - BigJim
[quote]because the students are paying a lot more in tuition. Its gone up over 50% under Jindal. In fact, every state funding cut has been matched almost 1 for 1 in tuition increases. [/quote] So two things: 1. If the cuts were matched dollar for dollar for tuition increase, then the colleges ...
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re: What if our Founding Fathers could see what we've become? - BigJim
[quote]Correct. Was there ever even such a thing?[/quote] I think so. More than another other country before or since, our core principles and how they would be translated into a system of government were heavily debated. And debated by knowledgeable people in a rational way that would be unrec...
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re: Any reason to actually vote?? - BigJim
[quote]For you as a single person? Statistically, no. Symbolically, yes. Symbols matter in politics, governance, and the history of nations[/quote] This. Also voting is important internally. That is, citizens should get a personal sense of satisfaction from participating in the process. :usa...
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re: What if our Founding Fathers could see what we've become? - BigJim
[quote]Jesus Christ. Half of the people on here should fricking kill themselves and just ask the "Founding Fathers". Do it. Go. Kill yourself, now. Who the frick cares?[/quote] I do. The question is not really if the Founding Fathers were somehow reanimated and exposed to modern society wh...
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re: should their be an age limit for president? - BigJim
No. Especially because that is something we might have to change every 20 years or so as medical science improves....
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