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JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Apr 8, 2014 - 02:37pm PT
Charles,

I found it amusingly appropriate that when I called up your link -- which was excellent in its own way -- an ad for psychics came up, in the same way that ads for bankruptcy lawyers pop of when I get on the web site of the California Central or Northern District Bankruptcy Courts.

I will admit, though, as a skeptical conservative, that if I ever read a headline to the effect that "Psychic Wins Lottery," I would be inclined to investigate the possibility of a reading or two.

John
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Apr 8, 2014 - 02:41pm PT
Charles ur just jealous the medusa climbs with alex!
Credit: pyro
Dave Kos

Social climber
Temecula
Apr 8, 2014 - 02:55pm PT
That James Madison quote can't be real.

Everybody knows that the Founding Fathers only wrote about guns and the evils of socialism.
Wade Icey

Trad climber
www.alohashirtrescue.com
Apr 8, 2014 - 03:01pm PT
posing at the base is not climbing with alex...
new world order2

climber
Apr 8, 2014 - 03:57pm PT

Everybody knows that the Founding Fathers only wrote about guns and the evils of socialism.

I agree! The Founding Fathers were all terrorists! Tear up the Constitution!
Bring on Socialism, and from there we can usher in Communism.

1. “In the next century, nations as we know it will be obsolete; all states will recognize a single, global authority. National sovereignty wasn’t such a great idea after all.”
Strobe Talbot, President Clinton’s Deputy Secretary of State, as quoted in Time, July 20th, l992.
8. “Ultimately, our objective is to welcome the Soviet Union back into the world order. Perhaps the world order of the future will truly be a family of nations.”
President George Bush Texas A&M University 1989
10. “We are moving toward a new world order, the world of communism. We shall never turn off that road.”
Mikhail Gorbachev 1987

Don't you guys see it? Both wings of the U.S. government are of the same bird. Boehner plays golf with Obama on a regular basis.


Former Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush spotted together at NCAA championship game

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/presidents-clinton-bush-spotted-ncaa-game-article-1.1749021#ixzz2yKJCQhG5

^^^^Awwww, they're friends now, and hang out together! Pfffttt....

On CNN, March 22/2011
On CNN, March 22/2011
Credit: new world order2
Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Apr 8, 2014 - 04:06pm PT
Don't you guys see it? Both wings of the U.S. government are of the same bird. Boehner plays golf with Obama on a regular basis.

and YOUR problem, NWO

is that your emotional intensity to evangelize your message is based very largely upon
your own imaginary fears

you post for one reason, to get a response, to get others as enraged as you are

you have nothing without converting the "sheeple"

but most of all, you are just another naive and poorly informed American

example: your mind wants to believe that both political parties are the "same" and your
mind wants to believe they are involved in a connected conspiracy

proof: President Obama and Speaker Boner have played golf once, not "all the time"

grow up, get your facts straight first, settle down, and marry Chicken Little
new world order2

climber
Apr 8, 2014 - 04:18pm PT
How do you explain the quotes I posted above, Norton?

Or the screen shot from CNN?

Or this message from Bush senior re. a new world order?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATFnT-4jl-c

Or the quote from Kissinger, below?
Credit: new world order2

I could go on but your mind is closed, Norton. You have no interest in questioning your government. I wish you well.
John M

climber
Apr 8, 2014 - 04:51pm PT
Which tax breaks, I'm now paying 39.6% + the 3.8% Obamacare penalty.

don't believe you. I have zero doubt you are paying less then that. you might be paying that rate on the taxable amount, but you fail to understand that the taxable amount includes tax breaks from your full income. Meaning you got a tax break. Even if you only took the standard deduction. If you only took the standard deduction, then I suggest you find a decent tax accountant. Especially if you are in the highest tax bracket.

In case you are unclear on the subject, the standard deduction is a tax break.
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Apr 8, 2014 - 05:20pm PT
posing at the base is not climbing with alex


:) jealous souls!
Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Apr 8, 2014 - 05:25pm PT
Oh, Norton has gone completely insane, must be on welfare, always looking for the government handout.

on welfare and looking for a government handout?

hardly, Jeff

I am making more money now than ever in my life, certainly far, far more than you are

you just continue on and on, being a dumb ass, don't you Fatty?
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Apr 8, 2014 - 05:39pm PT
I am making more money now than ever in my life, certainly far, far more than you are

right on! i'll keep working so you can get free medical!!!!
Dave Kos

Social climber
Temecula
Apr 8, 2014 - 05:43pm PT
I'm now paying 39.6%


Some guy on the internet claims to make more than $400K/year.

It's gotta be true.

Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Apr 8, 2014 - 06:01pm PT
right on! i'll keep working so you can get free medical!!!!

oh, no need for you or anyone to contribute to my healthcare, Pyro

I have a private plan and pay over $600/mo

which actually went down and not up this year under the ACA

because the ACA requires that at minimum 85% of healthcare premium dollars have to actually be spent on, gasp, healthcare, or refunded

and I chose as my refund to have lower payments instead of receive a check

but wait, you knew all this, because you have read the ACA!

and not just another in a long long line of dumbasses who are too lazy and ignorant to read for themselves and instead simply parrot lies



edit: IF you are doing so well, to have an adjusted gross income of over $250K
then yes you will pay an additional tax

how much are you making a year, Pyro? you are such a smart guy, lots eh?

Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Maestro, Ecosystem Ministry, Fatcrackistan
Apr 8, 2014 - 06:12pm PT
Which tax breaks, I'm now paying 39.6% + the 3.8% Obamacare penalty.

Wow you're pretty stupid for a rich guy.

DMT
John M

climber
Apr 8, 2014 - 06:26pm PT
the fly is Jeff?

ack…

grow up Jeff. Stop being disingenuous. you know good and well what your tax breaks are. If not.. then you shouldn't be advising people on investments.

People who like to mislead others are tiresome. Its no wonder you were banned.
Lollie

Social climber
I'm Lolli.
Apr 8, 2014 - 07:42pm PT


Just in general...
Dr. F.

Trad climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 8, 2014 - 08:59pm PT
I think Thefly is Coz

Dr. F.

Trad climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 8, 2014 - 10:52pm PT
What conservatism has wrought...
America has gone backwards since the first day of Reagan, and the regressives started the conservative revolution
It was a revolution of plunder and injustice


Global Rankings Study Depicts an America in Warp Speed Decline

AlterNet / By CJ Werleman


From access to healthcare and education, gender equality, attitudes toward immigrants and minorities, the U.S. looks like a second-rate nation.



April 8, 2014
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/global-rankings-study-depicts-america-warp-speed-decline?paging=off¤t_page=1


If America needed a reminder that it is fast becoming a second-rate nation, and that every economic policy of the Republican Party is wrongheaded, it got one this week with the release of the Social Progress Index (SPI).

Harvard business professor Michael E. Porter, who earlier developed the Global Competitiveness Report, designed the SPI. A new way to look at the success of countries, the SPI studies 132 nations and evaluates 54 social and environmental indicators for each country that matter to real people. Rather than measuring a country’s success by its per capita GDP, the index is based on an array of data reflecting suicide, ecosystem sustainability, property rights, access to healthcare and education, gender equality, attitudes toward immigrants and minorities, religious freedom, nutrition, infrastructure and more.

The index measures the livability of each country. People everywhere depend on and care about similar things. “We all need clean water. We all want to feel safe and live without fear. People everywhere want to get an education and improve their lives,” says Porter. But economic growth alone doesn’t guarantee these things.

While the U.S. enjoys the second highest per capita GDP of $45,336, it ranks in an underperforming 16th place overall. It gets worse. The U.S. ranks 70th in health, 69th in ecosystem sustainability, 39th in basic education, 34th in access to water and sanitation and 31st in personal safety.

More surprising is the fact that despite being the home country of global tech heavyweights Microsoft, Cisco, IBM, Oracle, and so on, the U.S. ranks a disappointing 23rd in access to the Internet. “It’s astonishing that for a country that has Silicon Valley, lack of access to information is a red flag,” notes Michael Green, executive director of the Social Progress Imperative, which oversees the index.

If this index is an affront to your jingoistic sensibilities, the U.S. remains in first place for the number of incarcerated citizens per capita, adult onset diabetes and for believing in angels.

New Zealand is ranked in first place in social progress. Interestingly, it ranks only 25th on GDP per capita, which means the island of the long white cloud is doing a far better job than America when it comes to meeting the need of its people. In order, the top 10 is rounded out by Switzerland, Iceland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Canada, Finland, Denmark and Australia.

Unsurprisingly these nations all happen to rank highly in the 2013 U.N. World Happiness Report with Denmark, Norway, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Sweden among the top five.

So, what of the U.S? In terms of happiness, we rank 17th, trailing neighboring Mexico.

We find ourselves languishing for the very fact we have allowed corporate America to hijack the entire Republican Party, and some parts of the Democratic Party. This influence has bought corporations and the rich a rigged tax code that has redistributed wealth from the middle class to the rich over the course of the past three decades. This lack of shared prosperity and opportunity has retarded our social progress.

America’s rapid descent into impoverished nation status is the inevitable result of unchecked corporate capitalism. By every measure, we look like a broken banana republic. Not a single U.S. city is included in the world’s top 10 most livable cities. Only one U.S. airport makes the list of the top 100 in the world. Our roads, schools and bridges are falling apart, and our trains — none of them high-speed — are running off their tracks.

With 95 percent of all economic gains funneled to the richest 1 percent over the course of the last decade, and a tax code that has starved the federal government of revenues to invest in public infrastructure, America will be a country divided by those who have and those who have not. In The World As It Is, Chris Hedges writes, “Our anemic democracy will be replaced with a robust national police state. The elite will withdraw into heavily guarded gated communities where they will have access to security, goods, and services that cannot be afforded by the rest of us. Tens of millions of people, brutally controlled, will live in perpetual poverty.”

This week the Republican Party rolled out its 2014 Ryan budget. Robert Greenstein, president of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, noted that under the Ryan budget, "[affluent] Americans would do quite well. But for tens of millions of others, the Ryan plan is a path to more adversity." Greenstein pointed out that the plan would leave millions without health insurance through repeal of the Affordable Care Act and changes to Medicaid funding.

Greenstein also criticized the budget for its impact on anti-poverty programs, estimating that it would slash basic food aid provided by SNAP by at least $135 billion and convert the program to a block grant, make it harder for low-income students to attend college and make massive unspecified cuts to domestic non-military spending, which means cuts to social welfare programs.

The countries ranked highest in social progress are doing the complete opposite. They’re investing in schools rather than drones. They’re expanding collective bargaining laws rather than busting unions. They’re providing their citizens with universal healthcare and education rather than selling these basic human rights to the highest bidder.

“Those who care about the plight of the working class and the poor must begin to mobilize quickly, or we will lose our last opportunity to save our embattled democracy. The most important struggle will be to wrest the organs of communication from corporations that use mass media to demonize movements of social change and empower protofascist movements such as the Christian Right,” observes Hedges.

It’s your move, America.
bookworm

Social climber
Falls Church, VA
Apr 9, 2014 - 06:43am PT
mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the biggest hypocrites of them all?


leave it to libs to demonstrate perfectly what they condemn in others:

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/04/08/OKCupid-Founders-Promoted-Dis-Generator-with-Gay-Insults



philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Apr 9, 2014 - 07:56am PT
Bookwhine is to the Koch Bros what Fatty was to AIPAC.
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