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locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Sep 10, 2013 - 09:35pm PT


"Is the Pope's wife Catholic...?"...


Does a Bear use a Bidet in the woods???...
bookworm

Social climber
Falls Church, VA
Sep 11, 2013 - 06:38am PT
what liberalism hath wrought: a little pedophilia is ok

http://www.breitbart.com/InstaBlog/2013/09/10/Author-and-Oxford-Lecturer-Richard-Dawkins-Defends-Mild-Pedophilia
Ken M

Mountain climber
Los Angeles, Ca
Sep 11, 2013 - 02:19pm PT
latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-income-inequality-20130910,0,5392493.story

Income gap between rich and poor is biggest in a century

By Connie Stewart

6:15 AM PDT, September 11, 2013



If you feel you're falling behind in the income race, it's not just your imagination. The wealth gap between the top 1% and the bottom 99% in the U.S. is as wide as it's been in nearly 100 years, a new study finds.

For starters, between 1993 and 2012, the real incomes of the 1% grew 86.1%, while those of the 99% grew 6.6%, according to the study, based on Internal Revenue Service statistics examined by economists at UC Berkeley, the Paris School of Economics and Oxford University.

The top 1% is defined as familes with incomes above $394,000 in 2012.

The Great Recession hit the top 1% harder than other income groups, but the wealthy recovered quicker too. From 2009 to 2012, as the U.S. economy improved, incomes of the top 1% grew more than 31%, while the incomes of the 99% grew 0.4% - less than half a percentage point.

"This implies that the top 1% incomes captured just over two-thirds of the overall economic growth of real incomes per family over the period 1993-2012," economist Emmanuel Saez of UC Berkeley writes.

The 1929 stock market crash that preceded the Great Depression, followed by World War II, reduced an earlier national income gap for decades. But it began to grow again in the 1970s, and has widened since.

Saez attributes the trend not just to technology and job outsourcing, but to the reduced power of progressive tax policies and unions, along with "changing social norms regarding pay inequality."

jghedge

climber
Sep 11, 2013 - 07:39pm PT
HUGE Benghazi Rally Today At Capitol - Historic Turnout

http://thinkprogress.org/security/2013/09/11/2607321/benghazi-conspiracy-rally-dozens/


The “Justice for Benghazi” rally was meant to be a joint effort between the Patriots4America and Special Operations Speak — two groups that have for months now been hammering establishment Republicans for what they see as not enough action to unveil what really happened in Benghazi, Libya last year. Special Operations Speak was behind a series of ads and petitions demanding that Speaker of the House John Boehner appoint a special committee to investigate the Obama administration cover-up of the attack and the deaths of four Americans including Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens. According to organizers, as many as 5,000 people were expected to show up on the Hill and make their voices heard.

Credit: jghedge
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Sep 11, 2013 - 07:47pm PT
Unhinged,

That's the "million Muslim march"

Cornell west ranted to twenty one people.



The Americans were here












rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Sep 11, 2013 - 08:00pm PT
2 million thunder dummies...!
jghedge

climber
Sep 11, 2013 - 09:38pm PT
"That's the "million Muslim march""

Nope, that was the Benghazi "rally". A few dozen showed up, and some of those were from the biker rally you mention.

Read, and learn.

http://thinkprogress.org/security/2013/09/11/2607321/benghazi-conspiracy-rally-dozens/


As the speakers finally prepared to start, one Florida woman, Sheril Swanson, told ThinkProgress that she thought that Congress was doing “nowhere near enough” to get the truth out about Benghazi. Swanson had driven up the night before to attend the rally and was heading back to Florida the next night, but was there to demand answers on Benghazi.
“How did they know that it wasn’t going to last that long?” she asked when speaking to ThinkProgress. “How did they know that? That’s all they kept saying, they didn’t have enough time to send help? They were being attacked, they were being brutally murdered.”

Swanson does have a theory, though, about why help wasn’t sent: it was an inside job. “That tells me that they were involved,” she confided, referring to the withdrawal of security forces from the Benghazi annex. “I believe that guns were being run to Syria through Benghazi, I think the heat was coming down and our administration was ready to end our arms transfer, and the attack was scheduled.”
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Sep 11, 2013 - 10:19pm PT
Saez attributes the trend not just to technology and job outsourcing, but to the reduced power of progressive tax policies and unions, along with "changing social norms regarding pay inequality."

That's hardly surprising to those familiar with his work. Any competent econometrician would expect reported income to increase in the highest marginal tax brackets as those marginal rates lower, consistent with the most fundamental microeconomic principles. I do find the lack of commentary about how this administration's policies, with a stated goal of lowering that inequality, brought about the opposite results.

John
jghedge

climber
Sep 11, 2013 - 10:22pm PT

"I do find the lack of commentary about how this administrations policies, with a stated goal of lowering that inequality, brought about the opposite results."

Perhaps because they were never actually implemented.
bookworm

Social climber
Falls Church, VA
Sep 13, 2013 - 08:00am PT
oh, the irony...


http://dailycaller.com/2013/09/13/obama-picks-bain-executive-as-top-economic-advisor/


where's the outrage, libs? perhaps you're just confused...should you be outraged at barry's hypocrisy/corruption? or are you dismayed at barry's weakness, which made even him vulnerable to the vast right-wing conspiracy?


maybe this explains it:

http://cdn.rollcall.com/news/decisiveness_overrated_white_house_thinks_yes-227585-1.html?popular=true&pos=hftxt&cdn_load=true&zkPrintable=1&nopagination=1

who wants a leader who will actually lead?
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Sep 13, 2013 - 08:11am PT
who wants a leader who will actually lead?

you guys had one. Remember Spurious George? He led us straight to hell I'n a hand basket.
How'd that work out?
The Chief

climber
From the Land of the Mongols
Sep 13, 2013 - 08:20am PT
2 million thunder dummies...!

Not one hair on that pink ass of yours RJ to walk up to just one of em and say that to his face. Not one.

Ten bucks says at least 50% of them "thunder dummies" served in either Iraq or Afghanistan or both. At least 10% of em were at "Ground Zero" the day of the Attack.

Nice.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Sep 13, 2013 - 08:21am PT
ah Hookworm! I found you finally. You ran away pretty quick from the Climate change thread ....

So, like I asked you there and you never answered, what is your opinion of Roy Spencers conflict of interest and breach of professional ethics by signing the Cornhole Alliance Declaration of Willful Stupidity and Chicken Bones Voodoo?

I mean you come from the land of Christian Evangelism so you must have great insight - is my characterization of the Cornhole people incorrect? Do you think there is such a conflict?

can you articulate it with more than one sentence and a link to some wack job right wing web site?
The Chief

climber
From the Land of the Mongols
Sep 13, 2013 - 08:25am PT
I'll bight Brusky,

WTF does it matter?


Please do show where one's scientific credibility is dependent on their personal spiritual/religious views.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Sep 13, 2013 - 08:28am PT
It is a matter of credibility by way of judgement and an allegience to professional ethics .... as you know i am repeating myself. So you are finally ready to discuss it? great. You already know my argument. You perhaps disagree. Can you detail your argument for us?

BTW, its actually Brooskie and no I'm not into the vodka yet
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Sep 13, 2013 - 08:39am PT
ok I understand ..... your underwear suddenly bunched up uncomfortably and you are a bit too preoccupied. I gotta go climbing. You take your time Chuff (and Hook) and I expect to see a 2000 word treatise on the subject by this evening

GOT IT YET?
The Chief

climber
From the Land of the Mongols
Sep 13, 2013 - 08:44am PT
It is a matter of credibility by way of judgement and an allegience to professional ethics

OK.

Who determines those standards and what might they be?
Dr. F.

Boulder climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 13, 2013 - 08:51am PT
Looks like the Republicans want to take America down from the inside.

"A country divided cannot stand"

Undermine the President
Undermine the Congress
Under spend on important Gov. programs
Over spend on useless Gov. Programs
Let right wing billionaires set policies to undermine the middle class and the environment

Sponsor a campaign of propaganda and lies (modeled on the Nazi program)
Provide fodder for our enemies to use against us
Be for a program until the President is for it, then be against it.

We are on the road to ruin
and it can be 100% attributed to the right wing of this country

Hope you guys are happy with your direct cause of our downfall.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Sep 13, 2013 - 08:52am PT
Good question. I would say first of all that we do - the public. We can or should be able to see a conflict of interest between certain specific dogmas (religious, political...) and the scientific process, that is if we the public understand the SP which might rule out you chuff.

Other than that I would assume that scientist must regulate thier professional members much like other professions - engineers for instance. Members who conduct practice outside the scope of their training and discepline will recieve sanction and if required a de certification. However, religion is considered a sacred refuge from criticism so I doubt there is much hope there. Which means you need to go back to school
Dr. F.

Boulder climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 13, 2013 - 09:01am PT
Credit: Dr. F.
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