Political/Current Events Random, Pics, and Videos Thread - Page 201 - Miata Turbo Forum -Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


Current Events, News, Politics Keep the politics here.

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-13-2013, 05:42 PM   #4001
Boost Czar

Thread Starter
iTrader: (60)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 70,161
Total Cats: 1,401
Default

no R wins in MD, and he knows that.
Braineack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2013, 05:57 PM   #4002
Boost Pope
iTrader: (8)
 
Joe Perez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 24,671
Total Cats: 1,572
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Braineack View Post
no R wins in MD, and he knows that.
... which reinforces the notion that he (Dan Bongino) isn't very smart, and tends to discredit his assertions vis-a-vis the current presidential administration and its motives.

This is the problem with being both correct and also stupid / inarticulate / crazy. It tends to discredit the truth.
Joe Perez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2013, 06:05 PM   #4003
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Indianapolis
Posts: 3,325
Total Cats: 231
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Joe Perez View Post
... which reinforces the notion that he (Dan Bongino) isn't very smart, and tends to discredit his assertions vis-a-vis the current presidential administration and its motives.

This is the problem with being both correct and also stupid / inarticulate / crazy. It tends to discredit the truth.
So does telling your story to Breitbart News.
thenuge26 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2013, 06:27 PM   #4004
A living god
iTrader: (23)
 
viperormiata's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Key West
Posts: 5,934
Total Cats: 222
Default

Police gun down 83-year-old woman responding to 911 call she dialed - NY Daily News
viperormiata is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2013, 06:34 PM   #4005
Boost Czar

Thread Starter
iTrader: (60)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 70,161
Total Cats: 1,401
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by thenuge26 View Post
So does telling your story to Breitbart News.
i'm tired of Brietbart sites. I used to visit them daily. just bs now and most commentators are crazy, evil, and retarded.

When I post, it's to complain about how the site sucks now and that I'm pissed they add Big Sports before the promised Big Education.

examples:

Quote:
The headline to this "story" is misleading.

She could have very much as easily said, "I'm reminded of the Obama Administration and Obama's quest to bring transparency and open government to Americans." [lol]

Would then the headline here be: MSNBC Analyst: Vatican Like 'Obama Adminstration'?

I'm reminded of a lot of things right now, I don't think it would be fair to use a simile between the relationship of my random thoughts the people of Breitbart and this story.

Quote:
My stance really isn't *that* important, what should be important is that this site has become so discouraging to me.

I've been a daily visitor of the Big sites for the last four or five years now (Ever since O'Keefe's ACORN stuff and I learned of the site). Now it's all full of infield bickering about nonsense, lots of opinion articles that are pointless, and lots of hate in the discussions.

I also found it a bit offensive when Big Sports sprang up before the promised Big Education; but I guess that would require contributors to actually investigate and expose evil and corruption again.

I used to come here daily, excited to learn more from like-minded people and learn the real truths out there, where you can't learn it from other sources. Now, when I do log in here, I'm left angry, and not in a good way, but at my own "party"...
re: 78% of MSNBC Viewers Approve of 'Targeted Killing of American Citizens'
Quote:
Putting aside how startling the results were, shouldn't this read: 78% of the Ed Show viewers, who own a cell phone, were watching the program that day, and who felt strongly enough to actually txt in answers to a poll felt...
???
Braineack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2013, 06:54 PM   #4006
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 3,284
Total Cats: 177
Lightbulb

Quote:
Originally Posted by Joe Perez View Post
I'd posit that Dan Bongino isn't very smart, as he's the one proposing that temporarily suspending tours of the White House will inflict "maximum pain" on the population.

I am by no means pro-bama, but this reeks of partisan bickering to me.
You touch on this later, but I think the guy does probably have a point. As you allude to, though, the truth (or lack thereof) in his assertion gets lost if you dismiss his credibility.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Braineack View Post
no R wins in MD, and he knows that.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joe Perez View Post
... which reinforces the notion that he (Dan Bongino) isn't very smart, and tends to discredit his assertions vis-a-vis the current presidential administration and its motives.
Zing!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Braineack View Post
i'm tired of Brietbart sites. I used to visit them daily. just bs now and most commentators are crazy, evil, and retarded.

When I post, it's to complain about how the site sucks now and that I'm pissed they add Big Sports before the promised Big Education.

examples:
I knew you were more nuanced than I used to give you credit for.
Scrappy Jack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2013, 07:02 PM   #4007
Boost Pope
iTrader: (8)
 
Joe Perez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 24,671
Total Cats: 1,572
Default

Sports is more profitable than education.
Joe Perez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2013, 07:10 PM   #4008
Boost Czar

Thread Starter
iTrader: (60)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 70,161
Total Cats: 1,401
Default

Maybe breitbart was killed by his own editors in a money making ploy?!
Braineack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2013, 01:58 AM   #4009
Elite Member
iTrader: (1)
 
cordycord's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: SoCal
Posts: 1,709
Total Cats: 126
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Braineack View Post
Maybe breitbart was killed by his own editors in a money making ploy?!
Just looking at your Breitbart quotes, it's obvious that Breitbart is now selling sensationalism just like the MSM. Skew the words a little, no problem.

Andrew Breitbart had style, and he backed it up his sensational stories with some solid reporting and ethical justifications. I just LOVED how he could TWEAK the MSM and politicians in general...they just didn't know what to do with him. Any successor has very big shoes to fill.
cordycord is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2013, 09:56 AM   #4010
Boost Czar

Thread Starter
iTrader: (60)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 70,161
Total Cats: 1,401
Default

Yeah it's silly. I'm starting to call them all out on it when I see obvious stuff. They had some article posted over there last week on why rand paul was dumb for "standing up against drones"... the author totally missed the point. and went on and on about how drones are good. so sad. That was my tipping point--I guess it felt good I wasn't the only one complaining about it.

And you can't read a comment mentioning a democrat or obama without the use of the words like: O-bummer, O-drama, Demon-crat, RHINO, Bobo, DumocRATS, etc.

If you post anything that doesn't prop up Bohner or McCain, they go beserk.



And seriously, don't mention Ron Paul over there if you dont want to get blasted from both republicans and liberals alike. They all hate freedom over there.

Here's a comment from today:

Quote:
I stand corrected. It just seems that more often than not the Republicans help Obama with his mission to destroy our nation.

I second your call for voting in true conservatives.
Quote:
No, that would be over the years Ron Paul who voted with the Radical Left

Last edited by Braineack; 03-14-2013 at 10:14 AM.
Braineack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2013, 01:31 PM   #4011
Boost Czar

Thread Starter
iTrader: (60)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 70,161
Total Cats: 1,401
Default

Quote:
The city started borrowing to plug budget holes in 2005 under former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, who was convicted this week on corruption charges. That year, it issued $1.4 billion in securities to fund pension payments. Last year, it added $129.5 million in debt, 9.3 percent of its general-fund budget, in part to repay loans taken to service other bonds.

...

Banks including UBS AG (UBS), Bank of America Corp.’s Merrill Lynch and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) have enabled about $3.7 billion of bond issues to cover deficits, pension shortfalls and debt payments since 2005, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Liabilities rose to almost $15 billion, including money owed retirees, according to a state treasurer’s review.

The debt sales cost Detroit $474 million, including underwriting expenses, bond-insurance premiums and fees for wrong-way bets on swaps, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. That almost equals the city’s 2013 budget for police and fire protection.
The largest part is $350 million owed for derivatives meant to lower borrowing costs on variable-rate debt.
Only Wall Street Wins in Detroit Crisis Reaping $474 Million Fee - Bloomberg

too bad they cant just print 1s and 0s, right Scrappy?
Braineack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2013, 01:49 PM   #4012
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 3,284
Total Cats: 177
Lightbulb

Quote:
Originally Posted by Braineack View Post
too bad they cant just print 1s and 0s, right Scrappy?
You are right to make the distincton.

Detroit.
Scrappy Jack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2013, 02:14 PM   #4013
Elite Member
iTrader: (1)
 
cordycord's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: SoCal
Posts: 1,709
Total Cats: 126
Default Economy

I recently looked up "economy" in the thesaurus, and they've added to the description in the antonym section.

economy  [ih-kon-uh-mee]

Part of Speech: noun
Definition: saving, frugality
Synonyms: abridgement, austerity, care, carefulness, caution, curtailment, cutback, decrease, deduction, direction, discretion, husbandry, layoff, meanness, miserliness, moratorium, niggardliness, parcity, parsimony, providence, prudence, recession, reduction, regulation, restraint, retrenchment, rollback, scrimping, shrinkage, skimping, sparingness, stinginess, supervision, thrift, thriftiness
Antonyms: spending, squandering, Obama


The simple definition of the word simply does not have ANY relation to what's happening in Washington or the FED.
cordycord is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2013, 07:26 PM   #4014
Elite Member
iTrader: (1)
 
cordycord's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: SoCal
Posts: 1,709
Total Cats: 126
Default Milton Friedman cuts through the crap

Economics Is About Production, Not About Money | On The Shoulders of Giants
cordycord is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2013, 08:38 PM   #4015
Boost Czar

Thread Starter
iTrader: (60)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 70,161
Total Cats: 1,401
Default

they dont care about the economy... so that doesn't mater.
Braineack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2013, 11:23 AM   #4016
Elite Member
iTrader: (1)
 
cordycord's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: SoCal
Posts: 1,709
Total Cats: 126
Default Doh!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Braineack View Post
they dont care about the economy... so that doesn't mater.
This is my huge blind spot when I discuss politics, the economy and Liberals (Socialists/Marxists/Progressives). I use logic.
cordycord is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2013, 11:52 AM   #4017
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 3,284
Total Cats: 177
Thumbs up

Quote:
Originally Posted by cordycord View Post
Economics Is About Production, Not About Money
This is a fantastic quote and is one of the reasons the modern monetary systems folk have been more right about the economy for the last 20+ years than those that still base their analysis on outdated theories like loanable funds and money multipliers.
Scrappy Jack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2013, 11:53 AM   #4018
Boost Czar

Thread Starter
iTrader: (60)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 70,161
Total Cats: 1,401
Default

yeah, that's the problem...R's argue these points like it actually matters to the rest; it doesn't. they know and dont care, that's not their goal. They say it's their goal, but that's because people are stupid, so they just say whatever keeps them rich and in power.
Braineack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2013, 12:34 PM   #4019
Elite Member
iTrader: (1)
 
cordycord's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: SoCal
Posts: 1,709
Total Cats: 126
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Braineack View Post
yeah, that's the problem...R's argue these points like it actually matters to the rest; it doesn't. they know and dont care, that's not their goal. They say it's their goal, but that's because people are stupid, so they just say whatever keeps them rich and in power.
+1 BINGO.

Anyone can start a Ponzi scheme and make fabulous amounts of money.
cordycord is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2013, 12:34 PM   #4020
Elite Member
iTrader: (1)
 
cordycord's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: SoCal
Posts: 1,709
Total Cats: 126
Default A good week for Catholics

Judge: Feds Can’t Make Domino’s Founder Offer Birth Control CBS Detroit
cordycord is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Project Gemini - Turbo Civic on the Cheap Full_Tilt_Boogie Build Threads 53 Yesterday 05:52 PM
OTS Bilstein to motorsports ASN conversion stoves Suspension, Brakes, Drivetrain 5 04-21-2016 04:00 PM
Going back to stock. Need some 1.6 parts. Trent WTB 2 10-01-2015 01:15 PM
Leaky Wilwoods mx592 Suspension, Brakes, Drivetrain 1 10-01-2015 01:45 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:11 PM.