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Posted by Lostphoenix
17 Jan 2014, 9:50 pm

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Rebel » 17 Jan 2014 6:33 pm wrote:
Freedom Industries, the company behind the toxic chemical spill that forced 300,000 West Virginia residents and businesses to go without water for several days, has done what every good, red-blooded American company does in a situation like this. They've foregone the concept of corporate responsibility and have decided to socialize their losses by declaring bankruptcy to evade facing the monetary consequences of their incompetent malfeasance.

So, just to make sure this is understood:
• Regulations are bad because they interfere with corporate endeavors to earn as much profit as possible.
• Socialism is always bad, except..
• When socialism is used by corporations to force others to pay for the losses incurred by incompetent and unregulated actions of their own doing.

Sound about right?


almost

you forgot to quote jesus or ayn rand
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Posted by Lostphoenix
15 Jan 2014, 9:03 pm

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http://www.ibtimes.com/nasa-gets-budget-increase-congress-new-spending-bill-james-webb-space-telescope-safe-cuts-1541344

Congress unveiled its 2014 spending bill and as part of the $1.02 trillion budget, NASA will get a small increase in its budget for 2014. A $17.6 billion budget for 2014 means big projects, including the James Webb Space Telescope will continue to be well-funded.

The James Webb Space Telescope, the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope, will launch in 2018 but NASA is hard at work assembling and developing the massive project. The JSWT is being assembled NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and while NASA has big plans for its new space telescope that has not guaranteed the project’s continued support.

NASA had a fiscal 2013 budget of $16.9 billion with a $17.7 billion budget request for fiscal 2014. The spending bill set the space agency’s budget at $17.6 billion, a 4.1 percent increase from its 2013 budget. Congress kept the 2011 provision capping the James Webb Space Telescope budget at $8 billion.

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02 Feb 2014, 2:27 am

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who would you vote for.
only 10 options in the poll so write-ins are acceptable (with a valid ID of course) :blink:
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02 Feb 2014, 2:54 pm

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as opposed to normal rape?

I wonder which political party has more cases of incest....in many cases not really rape but a consenting sibling is still your fkn sister man!!
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02 Feb 2014, 3:18 pm

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bigsky » 02 Feb 2014 1:56 pm wrote:

that would be liberal as well...the sexual revolution is a liberal agenda...true conservatism is centered in abstaining from fornication...


thats why there are so many hookers in truck stops.

generally a hotspot for liberal ideals
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Posted by Lostphoenix
03 Feb 2014, 9:51 pm

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GailyBee » 03 Feb 2014 8:47 pm wrote:

It's really a case of 'say it enough times and folks start to believe it'.



this had been the rights entire platform for years now.

its obvious to most
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05 Feb 2014, 9:39 pm

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past generations of working class people could count on a few things...

decent pay
retirement security
affordable family health care

over the years with the widening of the "income gap" these things that were once taken for granted have been slowly chipped away.

in the more recent past, a big factor for someone to keep a job has been the access to health care..the "shotgun wedding" of healthcare being provided by employers has benefited them immensely, often to the detriment of the employee who would put up with the loss of benefits that our fathers and grandfathers enjoyed, for fear of losing their health care coverage.

that time is over...and its starting to show

My job is to train people how to do various jobs in our shop...this involves welding..machining...some basic carpentry skills....MATH (which it seems NOBODY knows how to do anymore without a dammed cellphone!)

this used to be a sorta part time job for me. we would train them and they would usually stay for a few years at least.

this past month we lost 6 people...out of a crew of 22

3 of these guys went into business for themselves...they pooled their money and got some equipment and quoted a small job for john deere (one that we used to make for them but lost)
it was just a side job for them in their barn, but they finally quit and are going full time.

they finally decided to quit because they could finally afford to pay for healthcare outside of their normal job!!!
2 of the guys have kids... one of which is autistic, so insurance was a major concern for them.

NOW whether this is a good thing or bad is yet to be seen.
since they have left I have been busier than a 3 peckered goat! working crazy hours trying to keep all the new hires from killing themselves and still push product out the door.

the point to all this... is the "shotgun wedding" is not over, not yet

but maybe JUUUST maybe companies will have to start replacing some of the things that got whittled away from the working class to attract and more importantly KEEP their skilled workers where they are.

you build something from the ground up...people understood that once
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05 Feb 2014, 10:12 pm

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lonelysolophist420 » 05 Feb 2014 9:08 pm wrote:

or it's a benefit of being american


many people still feel trapped by their jobs...trapped by loss of income but also trapped for fear of losing health care for them and their families.

while the guys I mentioned before are going their own way I have little doubt some others will give up working all together because of access to cheap(er) health care
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Posted by Lostphoenix
08 Feb 2014, 5:12 pm

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GailyBee » 08 Feb 2014 3:50 pm wrote:

If he'd had a gun pulled on him, my father would have gone John Wayne on steroids. He was a lovely, dear man, but you never touched what wasn't yours, you did NOT lie, and any sign of disrespect toward our mother was met with swift and sure consequences.

He was in that precious generation of WWII vets who loved their family, served their country, and minded their own business.

I miss him every single day.

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