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Sep 29, 2017 21:47:40   #
whitewolfowner wrote:
You know, I'm sure that there will never be a demo-RAT coming out of New York that will ever support anything but huge tax increases on the working men and women in their state, so they would not do any differently on the federal level. The three stooges of politics: New York, California and Chicago.

Gosh whitewolfowner, you are so cute with your neat little names for everyone. It shows a very unique intelligence and an incredibly creative mind. I bet your a real hoot at work and socially. Keep up the fine work, it suits your level of intelligence perfectly!
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Sep 29, 2017 14:21:39   #
Well, the original proposition was not so simple, and actually was correct. The Jones Act has actually hurt the relief efforts in PR, which is why Trump belatedly waived it. The issue is not with the goods stacked up and undeliverable due to infrastructure problems, but with the increased cost of goods to PR resulting from the Jones Act restrictions. PR requested the Act waived immediately after the storm for that reason alone and it took our government until yesterday to do so. Republican and Democrat congressmen alike are asking why it took so long.

And as for the hijacked post, if you have ever used the internet before you would know that it happens regularly.

And the CBO, love them or hate them, are correct more than any other organization with a similar charter, and intelligent, open minded people certainly listen to, and take their views into consideration. Unfortunately there is no one better. It is one of the few truly bipartisan groups. They attempt to project based on limited data with many unpredictable dependencies, and as I said, are more accurate than any other out there. With that there is one common theme. When the CBO supports your position it is the most reliable, most accurate source in the world, and when it doesn't support your position you ignore it. Pretty funny that. Thing is, these recent days it does not support the current administration on most anything. Wonder why that is and why most Republicans now disavow the CBO. Give you and them time, you will come around when the reports support their agenda.

Corporations pay only 10.6% of the US government's tax basis, down from a historical high of 30% around the 50s. My issue if you read my posts pointed out tax cuts that are known quantities to corporations and the wealthiest, lots of hand waving for the middle class, and there is no mention made of how we are going to pay for these cuts other than greater growth predicted by a questionable fiscal hypothesis, trickle down economics. And this is being done to meet an election promise, not because it makes sense or is good for the country or economy.

As a French Finance Minister once said:
“The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest possible amount of feathers with the smallest possible amount of hissing.”
Sep 29, 2017 11:12:09   #
Did you miss the fact that they are not decreasing spending? How does that make for smaller less intrusive government? I am all for smaller government. Nothing that is being proposed by you or this budget proposal leads to smaller less intrusive government.

The CBO says it does not have enough detail in the current plan to determine how the middle class will be affected, yet you with your fancy math have it figured out! Good for you! You should call the COB and offer to lend them a hand.

There is zero proof that "supply sided" or "trickle down" policies have or have not worked. Too many other factors involved to make a statement one way or the other. Show me 10 articles that claim to show it works and I will find 11 that says it doesn't.

So let's give a known big tax cut to business and the wealthy, sweat the details later on the middle class, keep on spending money we don't have, and roll the dice that an unproven fiscal policy is going to bail us out. Sounds like a plan to me!

Too funny...
Sep 29, 2017 09:07:18   #
JCam wrote:
Oh, I misunderstood! I thought Rick was referring to Sen. Schumer (D, NY) who, even before Pres. Trump was inaugurated, promised to do everything in his (and Hillary's) powers to do anything and everything they could to prevent any of the President's proposals from becoming law. That probably includes his tax cut and reform suggestions. If Schumer succeeds, I hope the NY tax payers appreciate their opportunity to continue sending too much of their income to Washington for the House and Senate to waste and fill their own coffers!
Oh, I misunderstood! I thought Rick was referring... (show quote)

They are not going to reduce spending, did you know that? Just increase the Nations debt by reducing taxes to business and the wealthy under the guise of stimulating the economy, a ruse tried and failed many times before. Good for Trump though since it is expected to save him countless millions. You maybe should try reading some of that fake libertard news you speak of so fondly.

Trump is failing us. And to get back to this thread, he has failed millions of US citizens in his response to the crisis in Puerto Rico. He and our crippled legislative process are failing us all.
Sep 29, 2017 01:14:41   #
texasdan78070 wrote:
I forgive all of that because of who he ran against.


A real example of how anger, fear, hatred and ignorance will cause you to make incredibly horrible life decisions and then stand blindly behind them.
Sep 28, 2017 13:45:46   #
elad wrote:
Your politics are so obvious! Would it help your "butt" hurt if we apologized for not voting for Hillary...nah, forget that, be an adult, and just get over it! "

Although that is a typical response, not many care that Hillary lost. What bothers most is that we have an ignorant, racist, homophobic, xenophobic madman ruining our freedoms one by one, destroying our standing in the world community, and placing our country in danger with every move he makes, tweet he posts, and ignorant word he utters. Has nothing to do with liberal vs. conservative. Has to do with common sense. Very easy to understand, from what appears to be all real unbiased polls, the majority of us.
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Apr 15, 2017 23:09:45   #
Where are you Tommy 11 you sad pathetic excuse for an American citizen? Take your pathetic, small minded, ignorant opinions elsewhere.
Apr 15, 2017 17:18:33   #
Tommy II wrote:
Turn off Fox News for a while, and get a grip on reality again.

What a sad little man.
Apr 15, 2017 08:08:04   #
team 1 wrote:
We had the Japanese less than 10 miles off the west coast of America, and they thought about invading America.Do we know if some that were put into camps would have been spy's of fighters. The same thing we are dealing with today with the people from the middle east, if 1 out of 1000 is a terrorist, or a gang member from Mexico we lose. And that loss is too great for us to chance. Why is it OK for F D R, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton to stop some from coming to America, but not.
and more ignorant blah, blah blah.

That there is some pretty ignorant drivel.
May 10, 2015 10:03:23   #
My first Camera was a Pentax MX which I loved and I have been fortunate to have worked my way through a fair number of Nikons and have loved every one of them. The camera that has given me the least satisfaction is my Canon SX50. It is obviously a good camera but I just am not comfortable with it and I have not learned to take good pictures with it. I am selling and moving on to a Nikon P900 to go with the others in my Nikon collection.
Mar 15, 2015 19:40:36   #
lwerthe1mer wrote:
You are looking at the entire house. It is extremely small and extremely charming.

Thanks to all for your comments.

I think he meant that you cropped the peak and left side of the house. I thought the same thing when I first saw it. The picture is great but it would be interesting to see it framed a bit differently - but then again maybe not...
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Mar 6, 2015 08:56:55   #
sb wrote:
keep your equipment in a zip-lock bag for ten minutes when you exit into the heat, so that it can warm up without moisture condensing on/in it. It is a spectacular country.

This is something I always forget to remember, if you know what I mean. It can be maddening when you spot that pair of scarlet macaws frolicking in the tree tops or the howlers are hanging over your head as you get in the car, and your lens and mirror are all fogged up. Missed many an opportunity...
Mar 6, 2015 08:12:50   #
I have been to CR on a number of occasions. I was there in December and January, and will be returning March 25th. I actually own many of the same lenses. I had been taking my 18-200 and my Tokina 11-16. I will shoot pictures in the thousands on some trips. With the 18-200 I had observed that I used the Tokina little enough that I now don't bother to bring it. It's usage/weight ratio is way too low to justify the inconvenience. That is a really bulky, heavy lens to lug around for so little usage. I have not brought it the past couple trips and have not missed it.

I agree with the recommendation for the macro if you are going to carry a second lens. Plenty of really incredible opportunities for a macro.

Pura vida!
Dec 20, 2014 09:03:49   #
What part of Costa Rica were you in if you don't mind my asking?
Dec 18, 2014 12:03:32   #
jerryc41 wrote:
Remember how there was the Know Nothing party way back when? Now we have the Believe Nothing party.

Actually I think it is the same party combined...
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