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re: Minimum wage boost blocked in the Senate - Tyrusrex
I'm a bit torn about the issue of minimum wage. On the one hand, I can see how it messes with free market principals. But, on the other hand I can see how if a person has to work 40-70 hours a week and still not have enough to live that would be an issue as well. I'm at the point where I consider...


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re: So the question must be asked: Is Obama a Muslim? - Tyrusrex
Can we just stop and kill this thread please? When people say that Conservatives are dumb racists redneck hicks, they point to threads like this. If you really dislike Obama, then you should say something like I disagree with the President because of this reason, that reason, and this reason ove...


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re: Simple "Yes" or "No": If Obama could assume Chavez-esque dictatorial powers - Tyrusrex
[quote]Jesus Christ, man. Are you guys really this fricking nutty? Sorry for putting that way, but come on. [/quote] Unfortunately, they are. There's plenty of real legitimate reasons to be upset, mad, or disappointed (pick your adjective) with Obama. But what these guys don't seem to realize ...


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re: BOOM, New Climate Data Rigging Scandal Rocks US Govt. - Tyrusrex
[quote]Is this person / group legit and respected? Serious question[/quote] No, they're not legit or respected....


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re: BOOM, New Climate Data Rigging Scandal Rocks US Govt. - Tyrusrex
Sorry, but Principia-Scientific, the source of the article, is a journal created solely to discredit climate change. I'm not saying that they right or wrong in this case, but I wouldn't claim victory until a more reputable publications like Scientific American weighs in. And no I don't believe tha...


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re: Why do we continue to do business with Pakistan? - Tyrusrex
This is pretty easy, as bad as Pakistan is as an ally, it would be much much much worse if they were our enemy. Can you imagine a radical Islamic country near India, China, and the Middle East with nuclear weapons? This is why we put up with all the shite from Pakistan....


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re: LSU 80 @ Bama 82 game over - Tyrusrex
Let's GOOOOOOO!...


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re: Will anyone in the South have the balls to start a Revolution? - Tyrusrex
[quote]Serious question though. I just would like to know if the south will rise again like they say.[/quote] Go ahead and start, I'll be right behind you... way way way way way behind you....


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re: Does today's public make you question democracy? - Tyrusrex
[quote]The framers had it right IMO. You have to own property to be able to vote. That's a reasonable requirement. Democracy really is nothing more than tyranny of the majority. [/quote] WRONG! This would disenfranchise too many millionaire bankers and stockbrokers who may not own any l...


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re: Chevy Volt doesn't like winter - Tyrusrex
[quote]Also, most of our imported oil comes from Canada.[/quote] Ok, the problem here is that gasoline is a widely traded commodity. Because we're importing from Canada that means countries like Japan and China can't buy from there and have to buy from places like Venezuela and Libya. The only ...


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re: Chevy Volt doesn't like winter - Tyrusrex
I really don't understand why so many conservatives hate gas efficient vehicles. Anything that gets the US and the world off of Arab country's gasoline teat is a good thing. ...


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re: Latest tax stats: Who really is paying "their fair share"? - Tyrusrex
Sure, I'll leave this thread, I'll leave you guys in your bubble to complain about how income taxes are unfair, while you guys ignore the reason why it's skewed the way it is....


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re: The top seven global warming alarmist setbacks in 2013 - Tyrusrex
so what does the board thoughts about reddit's science forum banning global warming deniers? http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/12/18/reddit-science-forum-has-been-banning-climate-change-denialism/ http://grist.org/climate-energy/reddits-science-forum-banned-climate-deniers-why-dont-all-news...


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re: Latest tax stats: Who really is paying "their fair share"? - Tyrusrex
[quote]It must not be all that easy to tear apart because you failed to make a dent in i[/quote] It is if people are all fanning themselves crying out "I do declare" shocked at the fact that the top 50% pays 97% of income taxes when they're ignoring the fact that it's only part of the taxes that ...


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re: Latest tax stats: Who really is paying "their fair share"? - Tyrusrex
It's just as honest as saying the top 50% pays 97% of income taxes. Sure it's true, but it's not a complete picture of the total picture. What I want is a honest discussion about taxes not the half truths and sometimes outright lies that I hear from the left and the right....


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re: Latest tax stats: Who really is paying "their fair share"? - Tyrusrex
Sigh... this again? Yes, the rich pays the majority of income taxes, but the key term here is "income taxes". This is nowhere near the total amount of taxes a person pays. There's also, payroll, state and local as well. If one only takes a look at income taxes it's a very incomplete picture. ...


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re: Talk me into wanting/not wanting obamacare to be implemented - Tyrusrex
[quote]quote: I do know that the Republican position which is to change nothing is not the answer The Republican's offered multiple alternatives to Obamacare when it was debated and passed. I think even today they have several different plans available. [/quote] So what is the Republican...


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re: Talk me into wanting/not wanting obamacare to be implemented - Tyrusrex
I don't know if Obamacare or single payer is the answer, but I do know that the Republican position which is to change nothing is not the answer. Right now the United States pays the most by far of any industrialized country and gets in return the least. Here's a list of countries and percentag...


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re: Single Payer Healthcare - Tyrusrex
[quote]I'm sorry you've been so gullible as to believe the untenable trash you do. But you obviously actually swallow it, hook-line-and-sinker.[/quote] Ok, I showed you my source for facts. You show me your source. The one I listed was from the World Bank, here's one from the OECD, which Wiki...


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re: Single Payer Healthcare - Tyrusrex
[quote]It is an Apples and Oranges comparison. You need only look at the cost of pre-Obamacare healthcare policies +Medicaid +Medicare to figure that out. 18% of GDP = $9400.00 per capita. How many families-of-four paid anything approaching $37,600.00/year in healthcare insurance? THINK ...


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re: Single Payer Healthcare - Tyrusrex
[quote]1) Doctors already hate taking Medicare/Medicaid because of the low and slow payments, whats to say thousands of doctors wouldn't close up shop, leaving us with an extreme shortage and pool of low quality doctors? [/quote] One of the main reasons that Doctors today hate Medicare/Medicaid a...


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re: MarketWatch went 0-for-51 in trying to apply for Obamacare in 50 states & DC - Tyrusrex
[quote]Do you know anything about organization or planning?[/quote] Yes I do. And I'm not saying that the government should have or haven't been more prepared for the influx. The government fortunately made an extremely large window to allow people to sign up. My point being was if a site is...


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re: MarketWatch went 0-for-51 in trying to apply for Obamacare in 50 states & DC - Tyrusrex
As someone who works in the IT field, I know a little about DOS (denial of service) attacks. Even the biggest of sites like Amazon and eBay will get it, if a certain page is hit with too much traffic all at once. And thats the rub, the sites didn't fail because they were necessarily poorly designe...


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re: Whose fault is the shutdown? - Tyrusrex
Whose fault is it? You'll have to make up your own mind. Basically, it comes down to this. The Republicans won't pass a CR that funds Obamacare, and the Democrats won't pass a CR unless it's funded. It's an unstoppable force vs immovable object situation. Also, don't believe any stories about...


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re: Who are these people that can't afford healthcare? - Tyrusrex
I would be one of those people who wouldn't be able to get healthcare. I have a good paying job in the tech field, where I get my current insurance. But because I have a family history of heart disease and suffer from hypertension, it would be impossible for me to get insurance on my own. This ma...


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re: LSU Baseball vs LSU Football: Who you like more? - Tyrusrex
[quote]quote: Basketball is far, far back in 3rd. And then when Johnny, David Patrick and staff turn it around you will be saying basketball is 1st. [/quote] I grew up in 80's when Daddy Dale was more successful than the football program. Back then, basketball was indeed #1. It just...


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re: 2013 Best & Worst States for Business: See if you can notice a trend - Tyrusrex
Yup, population trends is yet another factor in determining economic health. But ask yourself this, if you were a smart kid with a degree from Duke/Rice , where would you most likely go to make your fortune? New York City or Silicon Valley is your most likely answer. Look, I'm not saying tha...


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re: 2013 Best & Worst States for Business: See if you can notice a trend - Tyrusrex
[quote]You were doing great actually until this. [/quote] Sigh... Didn't I say that there were many facts that could argue for many different interpretations? Of course you have to factor in cost of living. You also have to factor in quality of life, infrastructure, education of the work force...


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re: 2013 Best & Worst States for Business: See if you can notice a trend - Tyrusrex
Before everybody starts patting each other on the back for how great all these Red States are doing so well. I hope you do realize that asking only CEOs about which is the best and worst state for business is a little like asking blind men to describe an elephant, sure you may get an accurate descr...


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re: Benghazi Not Watergate - Tyrusrex
Even at it worse, Benghazi can't compare to Watergate or even Iran-Contra. Iran-Contra in terms of scandals is much worse than Benghazi, but only because of partisan politics, Benghazi keeps on being played up....


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