| Political Talk|| re: Second amendment - the attacks will never stop apparently - JT on 4/15/14 at 9:34 am|
Looking back several pages, it seems this article was already discussed on 4/12. Did not realize before posting....
| Political Talk|| re: Second amendment - the attacks will never stop apparently - JT on 4/15/14 at 9:12 am|
Maybe they are just anti-gun and want to repeal the 2nd Amend. Don't they have the 1st Amend right to voice their opinions on the matter?
I see nothing wrong with people who disagree with our right to keep and bear arms voicing their opinion. I may disagree with them, but it's their righ...
| Political Talk|| Second amendment - the attacks will never stop apparently - JT on 4/15/14 at 8:36 am|
Where does this even come from? Arguing that the citizens need to be disarmed right after the Nevada rancher standoff?
It's like whackamole. These anti second amendment folks just ke...
| Political Talk|| re: How likely is it that Texas eventually turns blue? - JT on 3/22/14 at 11:49 am|
All states will be the same color shortly after we hit the wall with our unsustainable economic policies....
| Political Talk|| re: Dana Milbank: Why millennials have abandoned Obama? - JT on 3/22/14 at 11:40 am|
[quote]Go frick yourself. I'm sick of this meme of all us millennials being vapid mindless drones. There are plenty of us active and interesting in the process. It's insulting. We're the youth vote, not the idiot vote. There is certainly overlap, but the idiot vote cuts across all demographics.[/quo...
| Political Talk|| re: Dana Milbank: Why millennials have abandoned Obama? - JT on 3/22/14 at 11:32 am|
[quote]No, the person to whom I was responding said he wasn't going to buy insurance....which means you and me will pay for his treatment if he is significantly injured, gets sick, etc[/quote]
So your assertion is that it is better to take the money for this hypothetical person's treatment from t...
| Political Talk|| re: Dana Milbank: Why millennials have abandoned Obama? - JT on 3/21/14 at 10:16 am|
[quote]I would say the GOP should partake in generational warfare but the young are too stupid to even: A. Vote for their interest B. Come out to even vote[/quote]
You could probably improve turnout by giving prominent posts in your administration to popular young TV/music entertainers. Just ma...
| Political Talk|| re: Dana Milbank: Why millennials have abandoned Obama? - JT on 3/21/14 at 9:52 am|
[quote]Or they realized the ACA and the DNC wants to use them to finance insurance for everyone else.
Redistributing wealth is awesome until it's your money being redistributed[/quote]
Excellent point. Why are they balking at paying their fair share? Must be racists.
One could argue that ...
| Political Talk|| re: Dana Milbank: Why millennials have abandoned Obama? - JT on 3/21/14 at 9:34 am|
[quote]Sure did. It was called the 2012 presidential election.[/quote]
My, aren't you the clever one. Nobody say anything. I just want to bask in the radiant glory of this superior being's wit for awhile, imagine what it's like to be so awesome.
Now genius, please tell us how well the ACA is...
| Political Talk|| re: Dana Milbank: Why millennials have abandoned Obama? - JT on 3/21/14 at 9:25 am|
[quote]Right - but that's on the government's dime (i.e. you and me)[/quote]
And who's dime is the ACA on?
| Political Talk|| re: Dana Milbank: Why millennials have abandoned Obama? - JT on 3/21/14 at 9:18 am|
[quote]52% is a majority. That is considered more than "not much".[/quote]
Great I guess you found a poll that showed 52% support at one point in time.
I am going to assume you were someone in the 52%. Were you aware at that time that trauma and cancer care were already being delivered regard...
| Political Talk|| re: Dana Milbank: Why millennials have abandoned Obama? - JT on 3/21/14 at 9:00 am|
[quote]Someone doesn't understand how the system works.[/quote]
Which sadly is a large part of the reason the ACA was able to get some (not much) public support.
And with or without the ACA, the cancer patient can also get state of the art treatment regardless of ability to pay, though some tr...
| Political Talk|| re: Evolution vs intelligent design question. - JT on 3/20/14 at 8:58 am|
No one really knows how life or the universe began. Even if you cook up life from scratch in a test tube, it wouldn't prove that that was what happened on this planet to start life (though I guess it would be the best evidence available). There may be more than one way to get it started.
| Political Talk|| re: A Misconception about "Rugged Individualism" - JT on 3/16/14 at 8:05 pm|
[quote]you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen[/quote]
This statement has always seemed ludicrous to me me.
All of this stuff around us (society) does not only exist for people who have risked their time and hard-earned resources to create a successful business. It's there for e...
| Political Talk|| re: Political Differences via an article on Obesity-Eating - JT on 2/8/14 at 5:44 pm|
[quote]Another problem with the government telling us what to eat: Their official guidelines have historically been terrible health advice (see the infamous food pyramid). If they force people to adopt a certain diet, we can be assured that the government diet will destroy people's health.[/quote]
| Money Talk|| re: Emergency fund for high earners - JT on 2/3/14 at 1:34 pm|
[quote]First, congrats on the new income. I'm sure you worked hard for it. Another idea is to aggressively lower your monthly expenses by paying off debt. If you are truly killing it income wise, there is no reason to have 10-15k of monthly expenses. If your paying off student loans that may take a ...
| Money Talk|| re: Emergency fund for high earners - JT on 2/2/14 at 8:32 pm|
[quote]A good retirement/investment advisor is there to provide you more value than pitches on expensive products. Matter of fact, the general advisor's business grows as his clients' asset bases build in value. He/She may develop a long term plan for you that may prevent you from making a big mist...
| Money Talk|| re: Emergency fund for high earners - JT on 2/2/14 at 3:52 pm|
Thanks for this, didn't realize it could be set up in advance this way. I'll look into it....
| Money Talk|| re: Emergency fund for high earners - JT on 2/2/14 at 3:23 pm|
Thanks, I am considering this. We have only recently moved into the higher earner category so my first instinct is to keep doing things myself. The cynic in me worries that if I go to a professional, I risk exposure to vehicles intended to make the financial adviser richer before myself if you kno...
| Money Talk|| Emergency fund for high earners - JT on 2/2/14 at 3:00 pm|
Sorry if this has been covered. I searched other threads with the title "emergency fund" first.
If your monthly expenses are in the 10-15k range, is it really smart to have 6 to 12 months expenses sitting in cash? I guess it is foolproof, but it seems wrong to have 60-100+k sitting there slowly...
| Political Talk|| re: Democrats plead with Obama to abandon Social Security cut - JT on 1/11/14 at 9:13 pm|
[quote]The GOP talks a big game about cutting 'entitlements' like SS/Medicare/Medicaid, but when it comes down to it they are afraid of committing political suicide. Instead they would rather make a lot of noise about the unsustainability of these programs when Democrats are in power. [/quote]
| Political Talk|| re: Hitler's Speeches With Subtitles... An Incredible Leader and Horrible Man. - JT on 1/11/14 at 9:06 pm|
[quote]A bad economy and desperation of the masses allow people like him to assume power.[/quote]
If the US economy completely collapses and runaway inflation ruins everyone's life savings, the soil will be ripe for a charismatic psychopath to rise to power and unify the nation in a simi...
| Political Talk|| re: USMC delays pullup standard for female recruits. Only 45% can pass. - JT on 12/27/13 at 1:58 pm|
[quote]Fight for "equality" Once equality is too difficult, shift to "fairness" If the fairness doesn't work, label the task itself or makers of the task racist, sexist, or whatever other insult once can apply to make results of the test void.[/quote]
Did you come up with this y...
| Political Talk|| re: Genetic code proves evolution or creation? what say ye? - JT on 12/27/13 at 11:31 am|
Keep in mind also that our understanding of genetics is far from complete.
Just my gut feeling, but in the future I think we will make more discoveries that point out ways in which the genome can be modified at the germline level by environment. We are already seeing some of this in...
| Political Talk|| re: Yay Christmas Bonus - JT on 12/24/13 at 1:01 am|
One year membership in the jelly of the month club?...
| Political Talk|| re: Anyone else not enthusiastic about the idea of a Constitutional Convention? - JT on 12/23/13 at 10:10 pm|
[quote]What we need is a Third Continental Congress of representatives of working class parties to create a Socialist State.
Now a Constitutional Convention can also accomplish that but a Third Continental Congress would be free of any ties or moorings to the constitution and its deliberately dif...
| Political Talk|| re: Anyone else not enthusiastic about the idea of a Constitutional Convention? - JT on 12/23/13 at 10:02 pm|
Interesting as a thought exercise. Wake me when there is any real possibility of such a convention taking place....
| Political Talk|| re: What does the"this isn't what the forefathers wanted" crowd say about Jefferson? - JT on 12/23/13 at 10:01 pm|
Of course, government must change with the times. As others have stated, that does not necessarily mean that all core values have an expiration date. The way in which we go about making changes will always be important. Any changes that remove checks and balances can accelerate change, but years ...
| Political Talk|| re: What would happen if we made lobbying illegal? - JT on 12/23/13 at 9:53 pm|
And, yes, I know, "vote the offenders out of office."
That is an option we have available. The problem is, it is reactionary and does nothing to clean up the messes already made. It leaves you at best hoping that the new guys elected will get rid of the mess with new legislation. Hardly the op...
| Political Talk|| re: What would happen if we made lobbying illegal? - JT on 12/23/13 at 9:48 pm|
[quote]Yes, no input from the people is a great idea.
Lets make communicating with Congress illegal. [/quote]
Wow. Not what I meant at all.
Perhaps what I am trying to say is not presented well by the words I chose.
In an attempt to clarify, what I would like to consider is whether it i...