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Old 05-17-2012, 03:20 PM   #2061
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Changes in government spending over the years.


I would be interested to see this spending graph as a percentage of revenues instead of as a percentage of expenditures.
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Old 05-17-2012, 03:31 PM   #2062
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I would be interested to see this spending graph as a percentage of revenues instead of as a percentage of expenditures.
Why? The absolute numbers would change but the proportions would remain the same.
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Old 05-17-2012, 04:16 PM   #2063
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Americans can relate to "revenues" (it's the same concept as "annual salary"), but Americans have no way to relate to "expenditures".

If I take 19.8% of all the money that goes out and give it to social security - that's hard to relate to when most money-smart working Americans actually have higher "revenues" than "expenditures".

If, on the other hand, I were to take that number and suggest the following:

You spend:
40% of your income on defense
35% on social security
20% on overpriced healthcare for old people
19% on "what the hell is a safety-net program and why am I spending money on it?"
17% on overpriced healthcare for poor people
11% on interest just to keep your loans from going up
4% on gas
2% on gifts for the neighbors who don't mow their lawn and whose kids steal from you
Now, how much do you have leftover for "everything else"?

Well then, people might start to understand that there's a problem.
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Old 05-17-2012, 04:27 PM   #2064
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Okay, but the federal tax revenue doesn't actually fund federal tax expenditures. The "revenue" is destroyed and new money is created as the federal government spends it.
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Old 05-19-2012, 05:37 PM   #2065
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Man who had 30 kids with 11 women wants child-support break

http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/n...,4036567.story
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Old 05-19-2012, 06:43 PM   #2066
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Awe give the brotha a break.
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Old 05-19-2012, 08:58 PM   #2067
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this book was published in 1991 and the info said the same until 2007 on their website:






Archive.org shows that the Dystel website used the following biography for Obama as of April 3, 2007:


BARACK OBAMA is the junior Democratic senator from Illinois and was the dynamic keynote speaker at the 2004 Democratic National Convention. He was also the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review. He was born in Kenya to an American anthropologist and a Kenyan finance minister and was raised in Indonesia, Hawaii, and Chicago. His first book, DREAMS FROM MY FATHER: A STORY OF RACE AND INHERITANCE, has been a long time New York Times bestseller.


By April 21, 2007, the Obama bio had been changed to state that Obama was born in Hawaii:


BARACK OBAMA is the junior Democratic senator from Illinois and was the dynamic keynote speaker at the 2004 Democratic National Convention. He was also the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review. He was born in Hawaii to an American anthropologist and a Kenyan finance minister and was raised in Indonesia, Hawaii, and Chicago. His first book, DREAMS FROM MY FATHER: A STORY OF RACE AND INHERITANCE, has been a long time New York Times bestseller.
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Oh hell Im half tempted to put that on my facebook just for the lolz.
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http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/ti...o-be-a-kenyan/
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Old 05-20-2012, 09:54 AM   #2070
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But at least we know the media has done its due-diligence and uncovered that Romney was a bully in 1965.
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Old 05-20-2012, 11:20 AM   #2071
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Old 05-20-2012, 11:20 AM   #2072
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oh this is great on so many levels:


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Old 05-21-2012, 11:21 AM   #2073
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gotta love public indoctr... schools (start at 1:10):




The argument started after one student asked a question about the teacher’s “fact of the day” that said Romney was a bully back in high school. A student asked:
“Didn’t Obama bully somebody, though?”
The teacher started to get angry and said:
“Not to my knowledge.”
A couple of students relayed the story about Obama admitting that he bullied someone when he was younger. And that seemed to light the fuse on his teacher’s anger. A couple of the students exchanged words with the angry teacher.
“Stop! Stop! Because there’s no comparison. He’s running for president. Obama is the president.”
As one student attempted to argue for a fair, two-sided debate on the history of the candidates, he was shouted down and talked over by the teacher. She continued:
“You got to realize, this man is wanting to be what Obama is. There’s no comparison.”
Once again, the students pressed for equal discussion of the histories of both men, with one saying:
“If you’re gonna talk trash about one side, you gotta talk trash about the other.”
The teacher just seemed to dig her heels in deeper and press her defense of Obama telling the defiant teen:
“You will not disrespect the president of the United States in this classroom.”
Again the student persisted and invoked his First Amendment right.
“I’ll say what I want.”
The still unidentified teacher read the student her rules…her Obama rules.
“Not about him, you won’t!”
The back and forth continued and the most strident of the two students reminded his teacher that President Bush was constantly treated to negative statements about him while he was in office:
“Whenever Bush was president, everybody talked sh-t about him.”
To which the teacher responded:
“Because he was sh-tty.”
The social studies educator went on for a full minute with more ranting, saying that people were arrested for saying derogatory things about President Bush. The student correctly reminded the teacher that opinions are protected, but you cannot be arrested unless you threaten the president.
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Old 05-21-2012, 11:29 AM   #2074
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Hey guys, did you know that they dont always read your rights to you when you're arrested? I'm saying that to you.
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Old 05-21-2012, 12:02 PM   #2075
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I thought this was pretty interesting

edit: I should probably state that I do not agree or disagree. Just found this interesting.
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Old 05-21-2012, 12:05 PM   #2076
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Because Van Jones posseses enough brain cells to be able to form complete sentences?

I find this interesting:





If he practiced what he preached, he wouldn't be who he is an the people he's "fighting for" would actually progress instead of :insertmysignature:

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Old 05-21-2012, 12:25 PM   #2077
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Hey guys, did you know that they dont always read your rights to you when you're arrested? I'm saying that to you.
I was once read my rights as they uncuffed me.

Depends on the cop involved and the situation. Some cops are crazy power trips, some are cool as ----. Some situations you don't exactly have the time to read the scum person their rights.

Ohh yeah, it also depends on the person getting arrested. Lots of variables here.
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I was once read my rights as they uncuffed me.

Depends on the cop involved and the situation. Some cops are crazy power trips, some are cool as ----. Some situations you don't exactly have the time to read the scum person their rights.

Ohh yeah, it also depends on the person getting arrested. Lots of variables here.

watch the video and it's funnier. the "teacher" yells this in one of her rants.
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Old 05-21-2012, 12:48 PM   #2079
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Van Jones
Well, looks like he is crazy, lol.

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Ohh yeah, it also depends on the person getting arrested. Lots of variables here.
I would be scared as *** to arrest you. I can imagine it being intimidating considering the size of the bounty on your head. $$60,000,000,000 is a lot of money.
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Well, looks like he is crazy, lol.
communist. :check: (Marx)
truther. :check: (crazy)
STORM founder. :check: (Mao)
anti-semite. :check: (racist)
former green jobs czar. :check: (cronyism)

yeah, he's crazy.
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