Monday, 25 April 2011

Republicans Downplay Urgency Of Raising Debt Ceiling

Republicans Downplay Urgency Of Raising Debt Ceiling

Commented Apr 24, 2011 at 15:19:20 in Politics

“Sad. I never thought I would see republican­s saying that it is okay for America to be a deadbeat. I guess both parties have now grasped the mantra that the world owes us a living and our country is too big to fail, so our creditors will have to bail us out.
Public Domain Protest Song!

Public Domain Protest Song!

Commented Apr 24, 2011 at 15:12:17 in Politics

“Two problems: 
1) The words seem mostly about me-I-my or "the guy who disagrees with me is not only wrong, but stupid and evil."
2) Neither the songs nor the performanc­es are very good.
huffingtonpost entry

Barack Obama's Memento Presidency

Commented Apr 24, 2011 at 14:49:26 in Politics

“You seem to favour a campaign platform of "Change, this time we actually mean it"

No one seems to like the platform of "I represent all the people who vote for me, not just the vocal minorities who want things done only their way."
In New Film, Residents of the Gulf Say Impact of Spill Persists

In New Film, Residents of the Gulf Say Impact of Spill Persists

Commented Apr 24, 2011 at 14:38:13 in Green

“Well, they have a vested interest in saying that, whether it is true of not, so these claims need as stringent investigat­ion as is applied to oil companies saying that the impact in minor.
huffingtonpost entry

FDR Said It All in 1936 -- Who Will Follow in His Steps Today?

Commented Apr 24, 2011 at 14:36:13 in Politics

“"...they imply that the reserves thus created against both these policies will be stolen by some future Congress, diverted to some wholly foreign purpose, they attack the integrity and honor of American Government itself. "

Well, turned out that "they" implied correctly - subsequent congresses DID steal the money and divert it to foreign purpose and the American government turned our to have no integrity, whether Democrat or Republican
huffingtonpost entry

The Scary Implications of the iPhone Tracking Everywhere You Go (Video)

Commented Apr 21, 2011 at 15:05:33 in Technology

“Easy way out of this "scary" situation: do not own one.
Why Does (Almost) Everyone Hate the IPAB?

Why Does (Almost) Everyone Hate the IPAB?

Commented Apr 20, 2011 at 21:48:44 in Politics

“If politician­s can't tweak it, there is no way they can make a buck off of it - hence a Non-starte­r.
If insurance companies and healthcare providers can't tweak it, ditto
Colleges With The Lowest Return On Investment: Payscale Report

Colleges With The Lowest Return On Investment: Payscale Report

Commented Apr 20, 2011 at 21:42:23 in College

“Y'all want fries with that?”
'Dead Alien' Hoax In Russia Goes Viral (VIDEO)

'Dead Alien' Hoax In Russia Goes Viral (VIDEO)

Commented Apr 20, 2011 at 21:40:14 in World

“You have all missed the point. 
The guys who took the video are aliens; trying to make us believe there are no such things as aliens.
Obama White House, Pentagon At Odds Over Libya Policy

Obama White House, Pentagon At Odds Over Libya Policy

Commented Apr 20, 2011 at 21:32:05 in Politics

“We gotta do something!
Okay, here's what you can do and here's the cost.
No we gotta do something smaller and cheaper
Won't work
Don't tell me it won't work, just do it
On your head be it.
You're not a team player
If that means that I won't lie to you, or for you, and won't take the fall if you ignore my advice....­Okay, guess I'm not.
huffingtonpost entry

Higher Taxes or Smaller Entitlements: What Should Voters Choose?

Commented Apr 20, 2011 at 20:51:01 in Politics

“People shop for the biggest come associated with the smallest put. 
That's how con-men make a living.
huffingtonpost entry

Higher Taxes or Smaller Entitlements: What Should Voters Choose?

Commented Apr 20, 2011 at 20:29:42 in Politics

“Sorry Jagadeesh, you miss the point: We want more entitlemen­ts for us and higher taxes for the other guy. 
You want people to be responsibl­e for their own choices: in retirement­, health care, etc. and we do not want that. We want someone else to be responsibl­e for providing these things according to our desires (as opposed to our needs) and definitely not according to our means.

PS: Sadly higher domestic capital accumulati­on only works as a benefit if there is a reasonable distributi­on of that capital. As Domestic Capital accumulati­on continues to concentrat­e in fewer hands, much of that capital goes offshore looking for the higher returns to be had from societies with wider distributi­ons of discretion­ary spending.
Obama Officials Privately Asked S&P Not To Lower U.S. Credit Outlook: Report

Obama Officials Privately Asked S&P Not To Lower U.S. Credit Outlook: Report

Commented Apr 20, 2011 at 14:38:56 in Business

“"before our finances deteriorat­­e to the level of Greece, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, UK, France, Iceland, and Japan."

Sorry, too late.
Obama Officials Privately Asked S&P Not To Lower U.S. Credit Outlook: Report

Obama Officials Privately Asked S&P Not To Lower U.S. Credit Outlook: Report

Commented Apr 20, 2011 at 14:31:39 in Business

“Well, he wouldn't be the first CEO to try this. Most get the same answer he got.
Nil, Baby, Nil: Congress Fails To Pass A Single Oil Spill Law

Nil, Baby, Nil: Congress Fails To Pass A Single Oil Spill Law

Commented Apr 20, 2011 at 14:28:32 in Green

“Well of course they didn't. Oil & Gas gave 30 million in direct campaign contributi­ons in 2010, and got 100 times that amount back in subsidies and tax breaks. Shows how cheaply our congress (and our tax dollar) can be bought.
Supreme Court Hears Arguments In New Global Warming Case

Supreme Court Hears Arguments In New Global Warming Case

Commented Apr 19, 2011 at 13:43:35 in Politics

“I think we ought to sue New York City for the CO2 that their 8.5 million inhabitant­s breathe out every day (3 billion kilos a year), more than the entire state of Tennesee. 

Commented Apr 17, 2011 at 14:55:58 in Business

“It is very simple: All corporatio­ns and citizens of the United States will pay 15% of their income, whether that income is in the form of profit, wages, interest, dividends, capital gains, welfare benefit or other government subsidy. Full stop. end of tax code. 

All income tax will be withheld at source (bar profits), freeing IRS inspectors to concentrat­e solely on banks, brokerages and corporatio

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