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Dylan's mumbling is so outrageous, in a two hour performance I was only able to discern two words, "Highway 61". He's probably too embarrassed to talk on the phone.
If you're suggesting that we increase taxes based on historical successes (I'll stay away from saying whether or not it was a success then or would be now), wouldn't we increase taxes in the other quintiles as well?
Why bother? There's so much more cream to skim off the top.
Really, why bother?
While I suspect you may have an answer, I also suspect it is not rooted in economics.
"race motivated the North Carolina legislature."
Voter ID laws are racist?
"President Eisenhower had a 90% tax rate, and he invested those revues in infrastructure and education. Money well spent in the booming post WWII era."
It was 90% for the highest tax bracket. 2.27 times higher than the current rate. But at the same time, income for the lowest tax bracket was 2.1 times higher than the current amount. If you're suggesting that we increase taxes based on historical successes (I'll stay away from saying whether or not it was a success then or would be now), wouldn't we increase taxes in the other quintiles as well?
"Now, America's productivity and profits are at all time highs, but our roads and bridges suck, and our poor education system enables costly cascading problems like incarceration, government dependency, and increased mortality rates."
I think we might agree that the government should be the employer of last resort-that would serve to directly effect government dependency and corroding infrastructure, but I'm not sure that has application with regard to this particular topic.
"In fact, white male mortality rates are on the rise. Why? Because of they're not enough quality blue collar jobs to go around that was once a staple of America's working class."
Blue collar jobs have gone away because they're largely obsolete and inefficient. Should we as a society be expected to remain technologically stagnant in order to preserve an outdated paradigm? is there no expectation that labor adapt and evolve in response to a changing labor market?
"Despite wages being up, wealth inequality is still a huge problem."
Do you think it would be better if society were poorer overall, but income inequality was lower? Do you think that would be healthier?
Income inequality is really no different than any other form of inequality. Some have many, many friends, while others have few or none. Some have many lovers. Other die virgins? Inequality is what happens when a society is left ot make it's own choices. Equality occurs through force.
Read the cases. You'll find that with the exception of NC the voter ID itself was upheld under Crawford but found infirm in its application or effect.
In NC the issue was a bundle of laws that included voter ID. That bundle was found unconstitutional "because the evidence in this case establishes that, at least in part, race motivated the North Carolina legislature."
...she is a criminal.
Link to conviction?
and in 07 Obama told you time and time again she was a liar and beholden to Wall Street. Who you going to believe???
Yeah, just a coincidence that these problems occur in poor districts. Just like its a coincidence that incarceration rates for Hispanics is 2.5 times the national average and for blacks its 6 times the national average. Nobody's fault, but their own.
Here's one programmers interesting first hand account.
Who were you then?
#27 | POSTED BY JIMBOB43 AT 2016-10-21 02:24 AM | REPLY | FLAG
Uhh.... exactly where I am now? Wondering why in the hell anyone believes them?
Child molesters are the scum of the criminal hierarchy where he's going. He'll get lots of action. I hope they put him in the general population.
#2 | POSTED BY TWINPAC AT 2016-10-23 08:20 AM | REPLY | FLAG
Which is so weird. You kill both of a child's parents, you're seen as a decent sort. You touch a child sexually and you're seen as scum. Me, I'd imagine orphaning a child to be the worse crime but hey... scum have a hierarchy, i guess.
Dylan knows he's just a singer in a rock and roll band, and probably thinks the Nobel should go to someone who deserves it.
Speaking of Twitter, it has been instrumental in demonstrating why Trump would be an awful President.
I suppose Florida 2000 eight hour lines to vote ...
Long lines at polling stations has many causes. Here, entertain yourself with some of the studies. scholar.google.com
To his credit, Trump is smart enough to realize angry old white people are his base, so he has said he won't mess with Social Security.
But maybe he likes soldiers who don't have to rely on their pensions.
Money is fungible, it matters not if earned or handed out.
But by all means, go ahead and vote for the guy that thinks everything is negotiable. Including your Social Security benefits and your military pension.
Republicans: making voting for the poor and minorities as hard as humanly possible, while making the purchase of a firearm for ANYBODY as easy as scaring a Republican.
Great. Love the ad. Swing the borders wide open and lets see what happens.
#15 | Posted by americanPLY
The "Greatest Nation on Earth" cowering behind its own borders, building walls to keep the "others" out. That's a "Shining City on a Hill" for ya. "Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave" my a**.
#3 | Posted by snoofy Probity happen, but it will take a few years for that platform to get built. I guess that Youtube will eventually shoot it's self in the foot like twitter has.
#17 | Posted by snoofy, The difference is we earned that pension and were promised those benefits while we served, yet every year we get more of those removed by the Obama regime.
Not saying it was vote suppression.
I didn't think you were. Thus my anecdote as an example of election administration not adequately anticipating a huge turnout. The primary was our usual precinct at an elementary school within walking distance. Early voting was about ten miles away.
Another thing, states regulate the "time, place and manner" of elections. There is no requirement that states provide either early or absentee voting, some do some don't. www.ncsl.org
Unless you believe that a party's platform should merely be the diktat of whoever is in charge then yes it will always be that way going forward.
Do you find that problematic?
This seems quite odd, given that Mr Trump had expressed reluctance to do the three debates in the first place.
According to capitalism, if there's a market for the videos you're talking about, someone will make money by showing them.
I see they did not address the fact that she is a criminal. I also see that that is no impediment to hold office in New York historically ether in the state or the city.
The worst thing Youtube has done is to remove advertising revenues from submissions they,(whom ever the gatekeepers are) don't like. So what we get is what they approve of. It cost money to produce quality footage. This is a means to silence independent voices. The leftist are not punished for their views in the slightest, no mater how extreme or unfounded. It is obvious that only conservative and libertarian views are considered extreme and objectionable.
"Case in point, where's your response to Corky's #9?"
I did look at the link but I seldom respond to Corky. Once in a while I give in. He is an ardent "progressive" democrat and has this unnatural affinity for The Hillabeast and anything she says or supports. Nothing, and I mean NOTHING one can say will sway him in any issue and a response just inspires him further.
"What a doable deplorable man."
Guilty! ANYTHING I can do to keep the b***h out of office! I'm proud to be in her basket of deplorables.
#29 | POSTED BY CORKY
Pretty sure that's called Ruptured.
More of Jester's bitter resentment against academe.
Whoever gave him that "F" in American History has a lot to answer for.
That SOB should have been shot on the battlefield.
Are you channeling SS-Obersturmbannführer Joachim Peiper?
No, look it up yourself.
Does it really surprise you that politicians have both positions they personally hold and public positions that they will support?
Cool, is this aspect of politics only temporarily "okay" while Hillary Clinton is running for president, or will it always be okay for politicians to have a differing private and public position on issues, going forward?
It's an incredibly well written piece that covers the bases with the thoroughness and style you'd expect from The New Yorker.
I don't expect Trumpeteers to understand or even read it - which is unfortunate, given how it addresses their economic concerns.
As for the racialists and xenophobes, f#ck 'em.
"I don't have a problem with the school not wanting the event to turn into a referendum on BLM."
The University COULD prevent something like that. Instead, they just didn't want anyone speaking who didn't agree with EVERY issue backed backed by the university itself. Suspend ANY students causing an incident during the event and see how that would do? Noooo...let's punish the expert on forensics because we're PC and he isn't a "progressive."
If you don't see that the universities are that much in the tank, just look around. You're either blind, or illiterate to see all the times this exact move has taken place where a speaker has been cancelled, OR, maybe you're just a zealot "progressive" yourself.
This is where the US improves relations in the area (except China) for upholding international law and standing up to a bully.
MSgt what portion of your income is from the government in the first place, e.g. military pension, SSI, Medicare...
I am supporting government with about 40% of my income
But by your reckoning, who isn't? You could of course ditch the car and the phone...
#4 | Posted by Sniper, As I understand the expansion of the patriot act Obama signed, the war that we are currently in includes this country. So I suppose as a declared combatant, anyone who has taken an oath of office could shoot this privileged POS as part of the part of that oath that says defend the country against all enemies. As far as I understand Lindh has never expressed an iota or regret or apology. This guy committed TREASON, and he has yet to be charged for it.
Sounds like Nuke is reading from the Breitbartarian script.
As for Trump, he is a lifelong loser. He has lost wives, lost businesses, and lost HUGE amounts of money.....
If it were not for Daddy's money he would be flat broke, and in prison.
#2 | POSTED BY PINCHALOAF AT 2016-10-23 10:50 AM | FLAG: Wealth and wages are two separate things. To compare them is apples vs oranges.
Anyone who has held good stocks, ETFs, MLPs, etc., are worth more now than on 2008 due to the Bull Market we've had these past 7 years [mostly due to the Fed pumping out money]. This is why the rich are worth more even if they had not added to their holdings over these past years.
Its nice to see baseball becoming more competitive. At its best it is the finest game. But those good games are few and far between. I haven't watched a game since last years so called World Series.
#39 | Posted by WhoDaMan, Buying drugs or putting a hooker on your credit card is personal and corrupt. Taking millions from foreign governments for political favors and policy decisions is beyond corrupt. It is treason.
#2 is delusional. Hundreds of thousands of lives have been negatively impacted in the South Pacific, around Chernobyl and other Russian nuclear dead zones, Three Mile Island, downwind of Nevada test sites, mostly Southern Utah. All of it has been downplayed or covered up by our Government. Negative impacts include spikes in infant mortality immediately after Fukushima on the West Coast. Negative impacts depend on which isotope you are exposed to, leukemia is a common one, thyroid cancer another...You do not necessarily die immediately, which provides ample legal cover.
Human radioactive isotope production has contaminated every piece of steel made post WWII to make it useless for shielding hi-energy physics experiments. They must use pieces from older ships.
#22 | POSTED BY SNOOFY AT 2016-10-23 01:23 PM | FLAG: That would be a liberal's take on the subject.
#12 | Posted by snoofy, 25% of my cost for gas is Tax, 20% of my phone bill, about 35 to 40 % of every thing I buy is tax, businesses passing on their taxes to the price of every thing I use, about 20% of my net income is taxed, actually I do better than most. I am supporting government with about 40% of my income, If I made more, I could have more than half my income taken by taxes. Many people do. If I was Hillery, I could dip my beak into the foundation for anything I wanted to. Funny thing about foundations, they are not taxed. And they aren't policed very rigorously. They can take money from anyone and spend money on anything, like travel on a private jet and 5 star accommodations for myself. Or give my buddies a six figure income for a couple of days work a year. The Email scandal was bad, but it is a tempest in a tea pot compared to the criminal behavior in that foundation. First off, fraud. For saying this monstrosity was a charity. Hillery is going to prison in 2017, or their is no justice in America. If law is only for the rest of us, it is time for a revolution.
What are you babbling about? The supreme court has already ruled that voter ID laws are constitutional.
#41 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN
Exactly what are you babbling about?
ts not like we don't have case studies at Hiroshima and Bikini island..
Most of those were air bursts, and of course tremendously destructive. Not really the same as calmly pouring radiation into the ocean.
Yeah sure. Keep the psycho old guard in there. Let's go for cronyism.
I care about the country and what happens. We survived Nixon. We survived a Clinton. Trump will do just fine. And you will be welcome here too.
Trump's supporters lose their enthusiasm once the Trump rally is over and they leave the stadium.
They are in it for their Two Minutes of Hate. It's an emotional thing. Bad emotions.
"The supreme court has already ruled that voter ID laws are constitutional."
SOME voter ID laws:
"More than a decade ago, before it was the rage to do so, Lawson, then a Republican state legislator, co-sponsored a bill in the name of preserving election integrity that requires Indiana voters to produce photo identification to vote.
Three years after the legislation became law in 2005, the Supreme Court upheld it as constitutional, and today, Lawson, as the state's chief elections official, is describing Indiana's photo identification law as a success story. She says it's a triumph that states discouraged by recent court rulings should learn from."
... In three crucial battlegrounds -- North Carolina, Florida and Georgia -- women are casting early ballots in disproportionate numbers ...
I suspect a large reason for the disproportionate aspect is that fmr Sec of State Clinton has a significantly better on-the-ground "get out the vote" organization than Mr Trump.
It is beginning to appear that Mr Trump's supporters lose their enthusiasm once the Trump rally is over and they leave the stadium. There does not appear to be follow-through by any number of those thousands of Trump supporters who attend his rallies.
Maybe Mr Trump was indeed correct when he said that his supporters attend his rallies to be entertained.
In any case, it looks as if fmr Sec of State Clinton's ground game is running circles around Mr Trump's seemingly non-existent ground game.
you would believe a chimp is your grandfather
Is anyone surprised that Sniper denies evolution?
I'd love to know your highest level of education Sniper. Care to school me?
"Just say that you think some people are too stupid or disabled to be allowed to vote."
I'll say it. When some fool is asked to name the two countries that border the U.S. and he answers, "Hawaii and.....uhhhhhh ----- then I'm afraid of having him do anything so important as choosing a president."
was not personal, but it was illegal and abundantly corrupt
So things that are illegal and/or abundantly corrupt can't be personal? Why not?
Will be hearing her private or public positions?
#2 | POSTED BY AESCAL
Does it really surprise you that politicians have both positions they personally hold and public positions that they will support?
Seriously, do you believe Drumpf is anti-abortion other than that's a requirement to be a Republican? The GOP is full of men and women who publicly declaim abortion as evil but have privately had, or paid for one. Drumpf publicly opposes Chinese steel dumping but gladly uses Chinese steel to make a buck.
I realize the imminent Hillary election is causing you Trumpeteers severe brain damage, but still...
I don't have a problem with the school not wanting the event to turn into a referendum on BLM.
The fact that the students would be the one forcing the referendum is entirely compatible with what I said. Also, it's what I meant.
Reading comprehension indeed.
My tax burden now is about 40%. I am just above the poverty line.
I don't see how that adds up. Or are you counting things like the fuel tax when you go rolling coal?
Convene his top generals and inform them they have 30 days to come up with a plan to stop ISIS.
Donaldsaid he already had a secret plan to do this. Did Donald lie?
"Blah blah I don't have a problem with the school not wanting the event to turn into a referendum on black lives matter and distracting from the focus of the conference."
Blah blah for sure, snuffy. You're pretty good with that. I know you have a problem with reading comprehension and all, but the subject was not was not BLM. Read this s-l-o-w-l-y....
"...the University of New Haven disinvited me from speaking at a forensics conference, because of my stance on Black Lives Matter."
You see, he was invited to speak about collecting, preserving, and analyzing evidence in this FORENSICS conference. He wasn't going to be there to discuss BLM....or global warning either. Now, follow THIS very s-l-o-w-l-y too....
The statement from the univrsity says, "...circumstances did not permit Sheriff Clarke's attendance at this year's symposium, and we respect the resulting divergent reactions among the University community."
Do you get that part about the "resulting divergent reactions among the UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY?" That means any bringing up about BLM would be done on the part of students and EFFIN' professors! As I said before, the PC of the universities and colleges is causing all this BS and it's being spread to young minds by YOUR ilk. Obviously, you agree with having everyone march in lock step with these "progressives" and punishing those who don't."
What do you care, you want the problem to continue....
#10 | POSTED BY AESCAL
I drive on Americas roads and over Americas bridges. It'd be nice that when I do that, I don't get into an accident or get killed. Sorry for demanding that I like not having that happen to me.
1/ Arrest Hillary
And nice flip-flop on the muslim ban thing. I guess he still has some business deals with saudistan and the United ISIS Emirates.
tef, you are a moron for posting this with that headline.
#1 | POSTED BY SNIPER
Says the guy who can't get my name right or use capital letters correctly.
Kind of disappointing for the 94 million setting on the sidelines.
#6 | Posted by Sniper
Disappointing that you cannot resist lying even after being shown the truth over and over.
#10 | Posted by donnerboy
What is the real number donnie? 100 million? Tell me what it is starfish.
"The ****inflation-adjusted*** weekly income of the typical full-time American worker hit an all-time high"
#3...C'mon man, I know you give knee-jerk, moronic retorts to whatever thread you infest, but this is lazy and ignorant, even for you, Snips
#4 | Posted by bocaink
C'mon man, I know you give moronic retorts to whatever thread you infest, but this is lazy and ignorant, even for you, boc. If you believe those doctored government numbers you would believe a chimp is your grandfather along with unemployment is down around 5%.
Sadly, nobody even noticed she was off the trail. I'm sure her friends in Russia will be glad to ship her some vaccine since they're such humanitarians.
Jill Stein, the stealth pro-Drumpf candidate, since all she does is bash Hillary in an attempt to peel off her voters.
Podesta and the DNC even admit trying to get the pollsters and MSM to oversample Dems in thier favor.
Corky will be along to tell me that its illegal to read Rightwing Nazi Podestas emails and my washer and vacuum will get viruses because I did...
He shoulda raped her in a red state. There, raping your daughter is considered on a level with illegal parking.
More than 90,000 people have signed a petition to impeach a Montana judge who handed down a 60-day sentence to a man who admitted to repeatedly raping his 12-year-old daughter -- even though the state minimum for such an offense is 25 years.
District Judge John McKeon cited rarely used state statues promoting so-called "community-based treatment" when he sentenced the father to 60 days in jail with a 30-year suspended sentence on Oct. 4 after he pleaded guilty to incest charges. McKeon also gave the father credit for the 17 days he had already served, meaning he will only have to serve 43 days in jail at some point over the next six months.
The father's name is being withheld by the Daily News to protect the young victim.
Court records show that the victim's mother walked in on her 40-year-old husband raping their child. The mother later wrote letters to McKeon, begging him to consider a light sentence for her husband so that he could remain in the lives of his two sons.
@#18 ... Screw it, let's shake things up and have real change in this country. ...
I hear ya. I do want real change. Lots of it.
I guess the difference is that I want that real change to result in a better country, not a destroyed one.
So, unlike you, I'm not willing to say "Screw it" when the future of the Country is involved.
What's Cheeto Crotchgrabber got to lose? It's not like he can do any worse in a debate. His crowds are dwindling and nobody is paying attention to what he is saying. For an attention whore, that's terrible.
So...people are doing better than ever before, but because someone else is doing even better, that's a bad thing?
#6 | POSTED BY MADBOMBER
It's a bad thing because all that money at the top, and we're talking trillions, is being stashed when it could be used to invest in America.
President Eisenhower had a 90% tax rate, and he invested those revues in infrastructure and education. Money well spent in the booming post WWII era.
Now, America's productivity and profits are at all time highs, but our roads and bridges suck, and our poor education system enables costly cascading problems like incarceration, government dependency, and increased mortality rates.
In fact, white male mortality rates are on the rise. Why? Because of they're not enough quality blue collar jobs to go around that was once a staple of America's working class.
Despite wages being up, wealth inequality is still a huge problem.
Snippy forgets that Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott(R) was an unrepentant racist. Jesse Helms(R) was an unrepentant racist. Strom Thurmond (R) was an unrepentant racist.
Then again what Snippy doesn't know would choke the interwebs.
Sounds like the need more voting booths and a larger center to vote in No problem. Just do it ans stop complaining
#20 | Posted by tmaster
Is this the first Tuesday in Nov? Vote in election day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! or kiss my grits.
. If things are perfect and you want to stay the course, HRC is your choice.
#18 | POSTED BY NUKE_GENTLY
If you care one iota for America, DonaldJ IS NOT your choice.
Compared to Drumpf, Nixon was stable, Clinton was celibate and Reagan had a perfectly functioning brain until the end of his Presidency.
Those evil global corporations that BREXIT was supposed to teach a lesson have discovered BREXIT is a cash cow. The falling Pound increase the profit of everything they export, making Britain a rainy, warm beer version of China AND the Conservative government has promised to underwrite any tariff costs.
And there will be tariffs. Like Donald J, the BREXITERS promised BS and the English idiots bought it lock, stock and barrel. Those morons actually believed the EU would continue free market access and let Britain limit free movement. Oh yeah, and also supply the welfare programs the Brits were taking.
Remember the "extra" money BREXIT would/would not/maght/maybe/who promised that supply for the NHS? The pro-BREXIT Tories just cut the NHS budget.