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  1. mell


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    1   9:24am Sat 19 Apr 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (7)   Dislike   Delete  

    lostand confused says

    If I buy 100 acres of agricultural land and lease it to a farmer for say 10-20 years -does it mean that at some point in time, he gets to own the land????

    That's not what he's arguing. He's arguing that the land was owned by the family well before the agency was established. It's an interesting claim. At best, there could be some constitutional merit to it, at worst he is simply trying to create his own prop 13. Not really that crazy. The Feds on the other side have a good argument as well, however bringing in the SWAT team is completely fucked up. People are sympathizing because TBTFs laundering blood money are getting bailed out left and right and at best get a slap on the wrist via a laughable fine while somebody not paying their couple hundred - or make it thousand - bucks is getting swatted. The rule of law has been abandoned and I expect to see more of this until this crony administration starts prosecuting bankstas, the Federal Reserve and the likes of Corzine, Mozillo etc.

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    2   9:49am Fri 18 Apr 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (7)   Dislike   Protected  

    Capitalism puts the consumer in charge- it is the ultimate form of democracy
    Don't like a product don't buy it. Like it buy it.

    The only poorly run companies that provide bad products are government sponsored. In a free market they would be driven out

  3. mell


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    What? The Fed is still buying like there's no tomorrow, you call this a significant taper? LOL. The market has been flat to slightly down YTD and rates have risen by a full point. The market has been fairly resilient and a small part of the recovery was organic, but the impact of the Fed has been clearly proven looking at the last 6 years and the slow-down in the market and slow rise in interest rates pretty much correlates with the smallish taper the Fed has begun.

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    4   8:50am Wed 23 Apr 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (6)   Dislike (2)   Delete  

    I think people go overboard with capitalism/socialist issues lately. US has always been pretty good about keeping it well balanced.

    Lately we've been losing it. I think both Republicans and Democrats have gone overboard nuts lately. Bombing Iraq doesn't grow economy, forcing everyone to buy insurance in an exponentially cost growing system doesn't either. Tax cuts on the wealthy don't grow economy, tax increases on middle class just kill the economy. Gay rights, and bullshit lines about war on xyz/women/etc... is just bullshit. This is all just lots of stupid.

  5. APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch


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    5   8:30pm Sat 19 Apr 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (6)   Dislike   Delete  

    I know this freak's fortune cookie:

    The testimony of a child from the Dominican Republic will send you to jail.

  6. APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch


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    6   8:39am Wed 23 Apr 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (5)   Dislike   Delete  

    This is great! Chicks dig toothless meth heads shouting 'government hands off of my medicare' and firing automatic weapons randomly from their hoverounds.

  7. APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch


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    7   6:22am Wed 23 Apr 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (5)   Dislike   Delete  

    Buy TWO and hold them for a year or so when they double in value and retire to Caligulan splendor to your own plantation and the arms of your harem of nubile teen concubines.

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    8   8:21pm Sat 19 Apr 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (5)   Dislike   Delete  

    I think it's sweet.
    I have been with the same person for 25 years. He was my first boyfriend and now my husband. I plan on staying with him for 70.... or more. :-)

  9. Call it Crazy


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    9   10:10am Fri 18 Apr 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (5)   Dislike   Delete  

    iwog says

    The fed cultists all believe that the economy cannot survive without continued QE. That continued QE is propping up the stock market, the real estate market, and holding interest rates down.

  10. APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch


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    10   9:29pm Thu 17 Apr 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (5)   Dislike   Delete  

    NBA should get rid of the guys and start nude female volleyball teams.

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    11   12:51am Thu 24 Apr 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (4)   Dislike   Delete  

    I know two healthy adults here who get food stamps. They also work.

    One lives rent free with my friend, bought an iPad mini, iPhone 5 and will vacation in Maui in June but saves because her friend there puts her up. She works full time but wasn't making as much when she got the stamps.

    The other was a UCSC re-entry student, an adult in her 50's. She has HUD paying her rent, and gets food stamps. She is working part time but it's about $12K per year. She inherited a small place which she will sell and she'll have an extra $100K to keep. She took some of the cash inheritance and traveled in Europe last summer, I got an email from her from a cafe in Copenhagen.

    You guys are working to pay for these people sucking our blood.

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    12   10:54pm Wed 23 Apr 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (4)   Dislike (1)   Delete  

    Reality says

    Maher is making a good case proving people often become poor and desperate due to their own bad judgement

    Nice try, but the average wage in the 1950s afforded people a middle class home, a vacation home, and enough to raise 4 children on a single salary. Today, two salaries doesn't even pay for a middle class home with no children. This is despite the fact that today's workers produce six times as much wealth as their 1950s counterparts.

  13. APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch


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    13   8:59am Wed 23 Apr 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (4)   Dislike   Delete  

    Chicks dig guys who take them hard from behind and howl SIEG HEIL! when they deliver the sanctifying balm.

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    14   7:04am Wed 23 Apr 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (4)   Dislike   Delete  

    marcus says

    So here's my translation. Wealthy women that are not insane right wing nutjobs, prefer men that are also wealthy, over men that are not (ie they want to be more wealthy).

    Your jealousy is obvious.

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    15   8:39am Tue 22 Apr 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (4)   Dislike (2)   Delete  

    CaptainShuddup says

    That's right Dan! I say bloody fucking GOOD!

    I say bring it on, is tomorrow good for you?

    I bet your asshole is jealous of the shit that comes out of your mouth.

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    16   11:00pm Mon 21 Apr 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (4)   Dislike   Delete  

    Call it Crazy says

    Health marketplace sticker shock spreading

    Have you ever bought health insurance on the individual market? It certainly doesn’t seem so. I have been in the individual market since 2005 and it has been terrible. High deductibles and co pays and rising premiums have in recent years (pre ACA) been the order of the day. Not to mention the preexisting condition exclusion or complete rejection. People who have employer supplied insurance or other group policies or are young and healthy have no idea how horrible the pre ACA individual market was. You seem to not have a clue or care. I would much prefer single payer to this hodge podge rehash of a republican plan from the 1990's but it’s better than what we had. What is your suggested alternative? Or do you think the old system was just fine? Better systems were considered but none could get through congress. Don’t think I have ever seen you offer an alternative. Correct me if I am wrong. but I only see only continual ACA bashing, gets old.

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    17   2:49pm Mon 21 Apr 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (4)   Dislike   Delete  

    JH says

    i'm sick of certain health care issues being blamed suddenly on aca

    ACA was the chance to fix some of these "issues", the only one that has come along in my lifetime. There is a kind of nauseating disappointment at the simulacrum of reform that was fobbed off on us.
    ACA is to Health Care Reform as TPP is to Free Trade. Codifying and enshrining corporate control and cartel profits.

  18. APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch


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    18   2:06pm Mon 21 Apr 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (4)   Dislike   Delete  

    A building like that is wasted if you're not using it to throw bankers to their deaths.

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    19   10:12am Mon 21 Apr 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (4)   Dislike   Delete  

    EInvestor says

    They are able to earn the higher wages because of those loans.

    Not necessarily:

  20. Call it Crazy


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    20   8:22pm Sun 20 Apr 2014   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (4)   Dislike   Delete  

    ....It is simply this: We must stop and reverse the financialization of all areas of our economy.

    What am I speaking of in this regard? The increasing acceptance by us in being sold a payment instead of a price.

    You may not have noticed it but virtually everything nowdays is sold this way. And unlike the various perverse games that are played in Washington DC to screw you in one form or another this one is completely under your control; no President, Senator or Representative can force you, at gunpoint, to acquiesce.

    Of course houses are the worst offenders in this regard. That's how we wound up with the housing bubble -- financialization. And it's how we'll get screwed again and again until we stop it, because as soon as you allow this sort of manipulation to take place in something as essential as housing (or transportation) you are going to get reamed by it no matter whether you participate or not.

    No, you don't "win" by participating while others "lose." You all lose because you overpay.

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