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Re: This and That...
« Reply #3730 on: January 03, 2015, 08:52:23 AM »
 Well duh. There ya have it ladies and gentlemen, the latest from Captain Obvious. :P
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« Reply #3731 on: January 03, 2015, 01:13:46 PM »
Well duh. There ya have it ladies and gentlemen, the latest from Captian Obvious.

You asked a naive question concerning comprehension and I politely provided you with an answer.
And you gotta be nasty and ugly.

Some gratitude.

But you are welcome just the same.

Have a nice day Diane.

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« Reply #3732 on: January 03, 2015, 02:39:13 PM »
 Not naive!  @#!!!#! It was a setup question! I was expecting WARPH to come back with something about the place being so exclusive the hot dogs were made of real dogs, or some such, but he never got the chance now did he? You had to jump in there and take an insulting swing at me! It's no wonder some people call you an idiot. Good manners don't let me say what I'm really thinking. Back on ignore for you!

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« Reply #3733 on: January 03, 2015, 08:17:43 PM »
Not naive!  @#!!!#! It was a setup question! I was expecting WARPH to come back with something about the place being so exclusive the hot dogs were made of real dogs, or some such, but he never got the chance now did he? You had to jump in there and take an insulting swing at me! It's no wonder some people call you an idiot. Good manners don't let me say what I'm really thinking. Back on ignore for you!


Oh what I could say, but I bite my tongue. I could be just as ugly and nasty as you and call you stupid, but I refuse to stoop that low.

Your lack of comprehension has been obvious for a very long time.

I didn't read where you said hey Warph or anything of that nature.

Here is your remark and there is nothing set up about it.
In 3725 is that a dog on the President's plate? Is somebody funnin' ya? :laugh:

Nope, no set up there, LOL

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« Reply #3734 on: January 05, 2015, 01:13:12 AM »

11 Predictions Of Economic Disaster In 2015 From
Top Experts All Over The Globe

By Michael Snyder, on January 4th, 2015

Will 2015 be a year of financial crashes, economic chaos and the start of the next great worldwide depression?  Over the past couple of years, we have all watched as global financial bubbles have gotten larger and larger.  Despite predictions that they could burst at any time, they have just continued to expand.  But just like we witnessed in 2001 and 2008, all financial bubbles come to an end at some point, and when they do implode the pain can be extreme.  Personally, I am entirely convinced that the financial markets are more primed for a financial collapse now than they have been at any other time since the last crisis happened nearly seven years ago.  And I am certainly not alone.  At this point, the warning cries have become a deafening roar as a whole host of prominent voices have stepped forward to sound the alarm.  The following are 11 predictions of economic disaster in 2015 from top experts all over the globe…

#1 Bill Fleckenstein: “They are trying to make the stock market go up and drag the economy along with it. It’s not going to work. There’s going to be a big accident. When people realize that it’s all a charade, the dollar will tank, the stock market will tank, and hopefully bond markets will tank. Gold will rally in that period of time because it’s done what it’s done because people have assumed complete infallibility on the part of the central bankers.”

#2 John Ficenec: “In the US, Professor Robert Shiller’s cyclically adjusted price earnings ratio – or Shiller CAPE – for the S&P 500 is currently at 27.2, some 64pc above the historic average of 16.6. On only three occasions since 1882 has it been higher – in 1929, 2000 and 2007.”

#3 Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, one of the most respected economic journalists on the entire planet: “The eurozone will be in deflation by February, forlornly trying to ignite its damp wood by rubbing stones. Real interest rates will ratchet higher. The debt load will continue to rise at a faster pace than nominal GDP across Club Med. The region will sink deeper into a compound interest trap.”

#4 The Jerome Levy Forecasting Center, which correctly predicted the bursting of the subprime mortgage bubble in 2007: “Clearly the direction of most of the recent global economic news suggests movement toward a 2015 downturn.”

#5 Paul Craig Roberts: “At any time the Western house of cards could collapse. It (the financial system) is a house of cards. There are no economic fundamentals that support stock prices — the Dow Jones. There are no economic fundamentals that support the strong dollar…”

#6 David Tice: “I have the same kind of feel in ’98 and ’99; also ’05 and ’06.  This is going to end badly. I have every confidence in the world.”

#7 Liz Capo McCormick and Susanne Walker: “Get ready for a disastrous year for U.S. government bonds. That’s the message forecasters on Wall Street are sending.”

#8 Phoenix Capital Research: “Just about everything will be hit as well. Most of the ‘recovery’ of the last five years has been fueled by cheap borrowed Dollars. Now that the US Dollar has broken out of a multi-year range, you’re going to see more and more ‘risk assets’ (read: projects or investments fueled by borrowed Dollars) blow up. Oil is just the beginning, not a standalone story.

If things really pick up steam, there’s over $9 TRILLION worth of potential explosions waiting in the wings. Imagine if the entire economies of both Germany and Japan exploded and you’ve got a decent idea of the size of the potential impact on the financial system.”

#9 Rob Kirby: “What this breakdown in the crude oil price is going to spawn another financial crisis.  It will be tied to the junk debt that has been issued to finance the shale oil plays in North America.  It is reported to be in the area of half a trillion dollars worth of junk debt that is held largely on the books of large financial institutions in the western world.  When these bonds start to fail, they will jeopardize the future of these financial institutions.  I do believe that will be the signal for the Fed to come riding to the rescue with QE4.  I also think QE4 is likely going to be accompanied by bank bail-ins because we all know all western world countries have adopted bail-in legislation in their most recent budgets.  The financial elites are engineering the excuse for their next round of money printing . . .  and they will be confiscating money out of savings accounts and pension accounts.  That’s what I think is coming in the very near future.”

#10 John Ing: “The 2008 collapse was just a dress rehearsal compared to what the world is going to face this time around. This time we have governments which are even more highly leveraged than the private sector was.

So this time the collapse will be on a scale that is many magnitudes greater than what the world witnessed in 2008.”

#11 Gerald Celente: “What does the word confidence mean? Break it down. In this case confidence = con men and con game. That’s all it is. So people will lose confidence in the con men because they have already shown their cards. It’s a Ponzi scheme. So the con game is running out and they don’t have any more cards to play.

What are they going to do? They can’t raise interest rates. We saw what happened in the beginning of December when the equity markets started to unravel. So it will be a loss of confidence in the con game and the con game is soon coming to an end. That is when you are going to see panic on Wall Street and around the world.”

If you have been following my website, you know that I have been pointing to 2015 for quite some time now.

For example, in my article entitled “The Seven Year Cycle Of Economic Crashes That Everyone Is Talking About“, I discussed the pattern of financial crashes that we have witnessed every seven years that goes all the way back to the Great Depression.  The last two major stock market crashes began in 2001 and 2008, and now here we are seven years later.

Will the same pattern hold up once again?

In addition, there are many other economic cycles that seem to indicate that we are due for a major economic downturn.  I discussed quite a few of these theories in my article entitled “If Economic Cycle Theorists Are Correct, 2015 To 2020 Will Be Pure Hell For The United States“.

But just like in 2000 and 2007, there are a whole host of doubters that are fully convinced that the party can continue indefinitely.  Even though our economic fundamentals continue to get worse, our debt levels continue to grow and every objective measurement shows that Wall Street is more reckless and more vulnerable to collapse than ever before, they mock the idea that a financial collapse is imminent.

So let’s see what happens in 2015.

I have a feeling that it is going to be an extremely “interesting” year.
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« Reply #3735 on: January 05, 2015, 01:25:22 AM »
...Warph

More Republicans Say They Wouldn’t Support Boehner


Via Daily Caller:
http://dailycaller.com/2015/01/04/more-republicans-say-they-wont-support-boehner-for-speaker/

While ousting John Boehner from the speaker’s office still remains a long shot, a growing number of conservative lawmakers in the House are saying they plan to support someone other than the Ohio Republican during this week’s vote.

The latest Republican to announce plans to oppose Boehner is Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar, who made public his intentions in a Sunday evening statement.

“Trust is a series of promises kept; my vote for new leadership reflects a promise I made to voters when they elected me,” Gosar said. “I cannot stand beside the same leadership that has offered up bills too large to read, used parliamentary tricks to bring bills to the floor and has refused to take swift action against the president and his administration’s unconstitutional actions.”






While John Boehner Gently Weeps
—apologies to the Beatles, and “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”

I look at the fiscal cliff, see that it’s looming
While John Boehner gently weeps
I look at effective defense that it’s dooming
Still John Boehner gently weeps

I don’t know whatever possessed him
Little more than one year ago
To agree down the road to sequestering
Everyone told him so

All vestige of financial sanity’s ending
While John Boehner gently weeps
He’s done nothing to slow the government spending
So John Boehner gently weeps

No matter how he may maneuver
Now his back’s to the wall
With Obama, he’s a prime mover
Of our financial fall

I look at the fiscal cliff, see that it’s looming
While John Boehner gently weeps
Look at the cliff…
Still John Boehner gently weeps

Oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, oh, ooh
"Every once in a while I just have a compelling need to shoot my mouth off." 
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« Reply #3736 on: January 05, 2015, 08:30:48 PM »
Van T. Barfoot died

But twenty-five years later, on May 23, 1944,

near  Carano ,  Italy , that same Van T. Barfoot,

who had in 1940 enlisted in the  U.S.  Army, set

out alone to flank German machine gun

positions from which gunfire was raining

down on his fellow soldiers.

His advance took him through a minefield but

having done so, he proceeded to single-handedly

take out three enemy machine gun positions,

returning with 17 prisoners of war.


And if that weren't enough for a day's work, he later

took on and destroyed three German tanks

sent to retake the machine gun positions.


That probably didn't make much news either,

given the scope of the war, but it did earn

Van T. Barfoot, who retired as a Colonel after

also serving in  Korea  and  Vietnam  , a well

deserved Congressional Medal of Honor



What did make news...Was his Neighborhood

Association's quibble with how the 90-year-old

veteran chose to fly the American flag outside

his suburban  Virginia  home. Seems the HOA rules

said it was OK to fly a flag on a house-mounted

bracket, but, for decorum, items such as

Barfoot's 21-foot flagpole were "unsuitable".



Van Barfoot had been denied a permit for

the pole, but erected it anyway and was facing

court action unless he agreed to take it down.


Then the HOA story made national TV,

and the Neighborhood Association rethought

its position and agreed to indulge this

aging hero who dwelt among them.


" I n the time I have left", he said to the

Associated Press, " I plan to continue

to fly the American flag without interference."


As well he should.

And if any of his neighbors had taken a notion to

contest him further, they might have done well to

read his Medal of Honor citation first. Seems it

indicates Mr. Van Barfoot wasn't particularly

good at backing down.


Van T. Barfoot's Medal of Honor citation:


Van T. Barfoot's Medal of Honor citation:


This 1944 Medal of Honor citation, listed with the

National Medal of Honor Society,

is for Second Lieutenant Van T. Barfoot,

157th I nfantry, 45th I nfantry:

WE ONLY L I VE I N THE LAND OF THE FREE BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE!
 AND,
BECAUSE OF OLD MEN L I KE VAN BARFOOT!


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« Reply #3737 on: January 05, 2015, 11:42:56 PM »
Want to avoid being called a racist?
Pay Al Sharpton 
Sharpton's #1 Rule: No Palm Greasing- No Peace


(Al Crapton tax situation:

FYI, this is conjecture on my part.  As I understand it, his organization has unpaid payroll taxes to the tune of 4 million $

Assume he gets a regular paycheck, amount unknown, but Social Security, Medicare and personal income taxes (PIT) are withheld.  He instructs the payroll department to take out extra PIT, so that at the end of the year he has had withheld an amount much greater than needed to pay taxes due on his income.

These funds are supposed to be remitted to the government on a weekly or monthly basis.  In this case, funds were not remitted, but remained in organization coffers.

The organization does this for a whole year, issuing a W-2 with the amount withheld for personal [and state if applicable] listed.  This information is provided to the individual, state and federal tax authorities.

He files his Form 1040, which results in a large refund, which the government gladly direct deposits into his account, despite the fact that the organization has not remitted any taxes for a year.

The money that was not remitted is then conveyed to him as a bonus, or some other subterfuge.  This person has just doubled his money at the expense of the honest taxpayers of America.

Normally, this situation does not continue for long, as the IRS will close you down, but with his contacts in the Obuma Administration, it could continue for a long time.

And if the IRS doesn't get Crapton, maybe the HIV Aids will!)





Inciting hatred is big business, and Al Sharpton is the Donald Trump of promoting hatred. Sharpton has gotten very wealthy promoting racial hatred and Antisemitism, according to the NY Post is now getting "hush money" from corporations begging him not to call them racist.

 Soon after Sony Pictures Co-Chairwoman Amy Pascal’s racially insensitive hacked emails were released, Pascal convened with Sharpton in a meeting that had Pascal and her team “shaking in their boots” in fear of him. When the group emerged, Sharpton had secured himself a prominent seat on a “working group” to combat racial bias in Hollywood, the Post reported:


“Al Sharpton has enriched himself and [National Action Network] NAN for years by threatening companies with bad publicity if they didn’t come to terms with him. Put simply, Sharpton specializes in shakedowns,” said Ken Boehm, chairman of the National Legal & Policy Center, a Virginia-based watchdog group that has produced a book on Sharpton.

 And Sharpton, who now boasts a close relationship with Obama and Mayor de Blasio, is in a stronger negotiating position than ever.

“Once Sharpton’s on board, he plays the race card all the way through,” said a source who has worked with the Harlem preacher. “He just keeps asking for more and more money.”


Its not just Corporations, politicians bow to the throne of Sharpton the hater. On October 1, Sharpton held a 60th birthday celebration at Manhattan's Four Seasons restaurant.  All the big shots of New York Democratic Party politics were in attendance, including New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Rep. Charles Rangel and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (there are unconfirmed reports that Chuck Schumer was there also. "Sharpton raised $1 million for NAN at his 60th birthday bash in October, with donations rolling in from unions and a corporate roster of contributors including AT&T, McDonald’s, Verizon and Walmart."

Back in 2011 there were reports that Sharpton got his Job at MSNBC for helping push through the Comcast/MSNBC merger: 
http://yidwithlid.blogspot.com/2011/07/msnbcs-sharpton-hire-was-payback-for.html

The Daily Caller reported:

It’s gone remarkably unnoticed that Sharpton was the first major black leader to endorse the Comcast merger, which met fierce resistance. Michael Copps, a Democrat who’d served on the FCC since 2001, declared, when he ultimately voted against it, that the merger “erodes diversity, localism and competition” and was “a huge boost for media industry (and digital industry) consolidation” as well as “a stake in the heart of independent content production,” charges that were echoed in a New York Times editorial. But Mignon Clyburn, the daughter of South Carolina Congressman James Clyburn and the only minority member on the FCC, threw her decisive support behind the deal, citing a comprehensive diversity memorandum of agreement (MOU) signed by Sharpton as a mechanism that “will serve to keep the new entity honest in promoting diversity.”

But Sharpton got more than a job:

A Comcast spokesperson told The Daily Beast that Comcast has given $140,000 to Sharpton’s National Action Network since 2009—the same year the merger was first proposed. Though MSNBC president Phil Griffin was honored with a top prize at the April 2011 annual conference of NAN—and he, Chris Mathews, and other NBC notables had a table at NAN’s dinner—NBC would not answer questions about how much it's given Sharpton.

The post reported one example of Sharpton’s shakedowns has emerged in tax filings and a state inspector general’s report:

In 2008, Plainfield Asset Management, a Greenwich, Conn.-based hedge fund, made a $500,000 contribution to New York nonprofit Education Reform Now. That money was immediately funneled to the National Action Network.

 The donation raised eyebrows. Although the money was ostensibly to support NAN’s efforts to bring “educational equality,” it also came at a time that Plainfield was trying to get a lucrative gambling deal in New York.

 Plainfield had a $250 million stake in Capital Play, a group trying to secure a license to run the coming racino at Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens. Capital Play employed a lobbyist named Charlie King, who also was the acting executive director of NAN.

 Sharpton has said that most of the Plainfield contribution went to pay King’s salary.

 King’s company, the Movement Group, was paid $243,586 by NAN in 2008, tax records show.

 Harold Levy, a former New York City schools chancellor who was a managing director at Plainfield at the time, has denied the contribution was made to curry favor with Sharpton or anyone else. But a year later, as the battle for the racino license heated up, NAN raked in another $100,000 from representatives of the AEG consortium, which was the successor company to Capital Play.

One AEG member e-mailed another in 2009 saying, “Sharpton lobbied [then-Gov. David Paterson] hard over the weekend on our behalf,” according to the state inspector general’s 2010 report on the corrupt racino licensing process.


Sharpton has gotten the auto industry to bow down:

NAN had repeatedly and without success asked GM for donations for six years beginning in August 2000, a GM spokesman told The Post. Then, in 2006, Sharpton threatened a boycott of GM over the planned closing of an African-American-owned dealership in The Bronx. He picketed outside GM’s Fifth Avenue headquarters. GM wrote checks to NAN for $5,000 in 2007 and another $5,000 in 2008.

Sharpton targeted American Honda in 2003 for not hiring enough African-Americans in management positions:

“We support those that support us,” Sharpton wrote to the company. “We cannot be silent while African-Americans spend hard-earned dollars with a company that does not hire, promote or do business with us in a statistically significant manner.”

Two months later, car-company leaders met with Sharpton, and Honda began to sponsor NAN’s events. The protests stopped.


Al Sharpton is no different than the thugs who make local retailers pay protection moneyEven worse are the powerful corporations and politicians who bow down to this faux preacher. As someone who has covered this hate monger for almost ten years, I can vouch that it happens all too often, not only by politicians and corporations, but by the mainstream media which refuses to expose Sharpton's record of hate.

Jazz Shaw has a great (capitalist) take on this story at Hot Air.
http://hotair.com/archives/2015/01/04/want-to-avoid-being-called-a-racist-pay-al-sharpton/

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« Reply #3738 on: January 06, 2015, 12:02:41 AM »
Breaking: Two More Police Officers Shot In NYC



(More crazy crap?  Law and Order.  It is what a society must have in order to work correctly for safety / survival.  If the ones who are put in place to guarantee that the law and order is secure, are under attack, how does society survive?  How come we are not hearing from the individual state governments?  Why are they not continually screaming out and demanding an end to the criminality and then acting within the law to stop it and in the same breath, guaranteeing the people of their states that they will not allow such chaos and anarchy?  Of course, none of us have any desire for the federal government to get involved,... we all know it must stay local... but nobody is speaking out or making moves to stop the attack (the mindset) happening on the police nationwide... if the people cannot depend upon their elected governments to protect that line of defense between criminals and the people, how long before the people take matters into their own hands and stand up to protect that line?  Then the blow-up happens... when the fed gov 'steps in' to take over for 'security and safety'... is my hat on too tight, or, do any of you see this scenario playing out?)

Via Yahoo:
http://news.yahoo.com/nypd--2-officers-shot-in-the-bronx-042649723.html

Two police officers were shot in the Bronx Monday night, the New York Police Department confirmed Monday night.

Details of the shooting and the condition of the two cops were not immediately known, the department said.

The incident occurred in the Fordham section of the Bronx at 184th and Teibout Avenue and police are still searching for a suspect.

Local New York City television news outlets reported the officers were rushed to St. Barnabas Medical Center and that their injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

WNBC in New York reported one officer was shot in the back, but is believed to have been wearing a bullet proof vest that may have saved his life while the second officer suffered a graze wound to the elbow.

The shootings come just weeks after NYPD police officers Wenjian Liu and Raphael Ramos were fatally shot in Brooklyn on Dec. 20 by a man believed to be seeking revenge for the police-involved deaths of Ferguson teen Michael Brown and Eric Garner of Staten Island.
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Re: This and That...
« Reply #3739 on: January 06, 2015, 12:12:07 AM »
Gohmert Says He’s Rounding Up The 29 Votes To Defeat Boehner



(Cross your fingers... I vote for Trey Gowdy)

Via Washington Examiner:


One of the two Republicans pledging to challenge the re-election of House Speaker John Boehner said conservatives are rounding up the 29 votes needed to defeat him.

Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, told Laura Ingraham on her radio show that the effort to overthrow Boehner stands a better chance than a failed coup in 2012 because this time, disgruntled GOP lawmakers have another choice.

“I was persuaded by some of my newer colleagues in the Congress that people have to have a name,” Gohmert said. “My friends persuaded me the mistake we made last time was not having [lawmakers] commit to specific people.”

The House on Tuesday will vote to elect the speaker for the 114th Congress, which convenes at noon.
"Every once in a while I just have a compelling need to shoot my mouth off." 
--Warph

"If you don't have a sense of humor, you probably don't have any sense at all."
-- Warph

"A gun is like a parachute.  If you need one, and don't have one, you'll probably never need one again."

 

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