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Comment: Re:I don't understand (Score 1) 79

by smitty_one_each (#48228355) Attached to: It's Official: Joe Biden's Son is a GOP Candidate

However, not everybody needs to be whipped by your angry,vengeful god to be forced to do "good".

How can dirt do "good"? And how can you show that my motivations are not a positive desire to be something more than evil? Here's the point: you need first to pray for the understanding of God.

So, I will consider your need for a crutch (group hug) as a disability, with plates for the car and everything, so you can park where you want.

Only to the extent that the sun is a crutch for the vine. Yours is a flawed statement from a flawed understanding.

Comment: Re:I don't understand (Score 1) 79

by smitty_one_each (#48227559) Attached to: It's Official: Joe Biden's Son is a GOP Candidate
I understand myself to be a craven, sinful, carnally-minded piece of wickedness fit for Hell, in the eyes the father. Like everyone else.
Such good as can be found in me is due to the Holy Spirit, by way of Christ. So, can you be more specific about "moral blindness", and how you even arrive at "moral" from your purely materialistic vantage?

Comment: Re:Guy saves you from becoming Illinois (Score 1) 22

by smitty_one_each (#48226679) Attached to: The Kevlar Kandidate Gets Some Help

Considering how much corporate welfare the government hands out, and the trajectory that said corporate welfare is taking, we are not far from the individual income tax being the sole fiscal source for the federal budget.

Well, THAT was certainly a well-sourced statement.

What does that matter in this case? I'm only comparing where money comes from to where it goes - geographically.

What difference, at this point, does it make? The rich have their shelters; the poor, their vote-bribe handouts; in our age, the fool is the law-abiding middle-class person who still goes to work and pays taxes.

Comment: Re:Guy saves you from becoming Illinois (Score 1) 22

by damn_registrars (#48219487) Attached to: The Kevlar Kandidate Gets Some Help

- the individual income tax were the sole means of funding the government

Considering how much corporate welfare the government hands out, and the trajectory that said corporate welfare is taking, we are not far from the individual income tax being the sole fiscal source for the federal budget.

- government were run deficit-free, via proper budgets submitted in a timely way, and not endless borrowing

What does that matter in this case? I'm only comparing where money comes from to where it goes - geographically. Hell if Texas would finally just secede from the union the federal budget would get a whole lot better right away as they take a lot more money than they contribute (although then the new US would have a different immigration problem to deal with as people would be leaving Texas to come to a first-world country).

Comment: Re:Guy saves you from becoming Illinois (Score 1) 22

by smitty_one_each (#48217845) Attached to: The Kevlar Kandidate Gets Some Help

I'm pointing out if you compare the money the state contributes to the federal budget (by way of individual income tax) to the money they get back (by way of projects their congress-critters push through), you'll find those ratios are higher in the south.

I guess if
- the individual income tax were the sole means of funding the government
- government were run deficit-free, via proper budgets submitted in a timely way, and not endless borrowing
then this would not seem Yet Another Specious Argument.

Comment: Re:Guy saves you from becoming Illinois (Score 1) 22

by damn_registrars (#48217583) Attached to: The Kevlar Kandidate Gets Some Help

Wealth of Congress Jumps $150 Million.

What does the wealth of congress-critters have to do with what I said? Yeah, they're all for sale, we've known that for a long time - that is how we end up with all these shitty pro-corporate laws because the people can't pool up enough money to outbid the large corporations.

This link substantially refutes your assertion about the South => http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L...

No, that argument is completely tangential. Money going to a state is not inherently welfare nor is it inherently based on the wealth of the people who live there. I'm pointing out if you compare the money the state contributes to the federal budget (by way of individual income tax) to the money they get back (by way of projects their congress-critters push through), you'll find those ratios are higher in the south.

Comment: Re:The Cult Leader will solve the problem! (Score 1, Troll) 121

by damn_registrars (#48217335) Attached to: Leaked Documents Reveal Behind-the-Scenes Ebola Vaccine Issues

It's kind of hilarious that a bunch of self-styled libertarians need to have a leader cult, isn't it?

Almost as hilarious as the fact that the leader who wants to bring about the greatest (in scope) fascist revolution in this country is pretending to do it in the name of "liberty".

Comment: Re:$3500 fine? (Score 4, Interesting) 280

by c (#48217071) Attached to: Tech Firm Fined For Paying Imported Workers $1.21 Per Hour

That's a joke. They should have been fined at least as much as the backwages were.

That's still peanuts.

If you really wanted to send a message, they should be required to pay for an external auditor of the governments choice to come in and perform a top-to-bottom audit on all employee and contractor compensation.

And then get fined for anything fishy.

Comment: Re:Guy saves you from becoming Illinois (Score 1) 22

by smitty_one_each (#48216795) Attached to: The Kevlar Kandidate Gets Some Help

We already know that on the national level it does not parse out the way you want it to; the states with the highest ratio of (money back from the federal government) : (money paid to federal government in taxes) are all in the south where people are bitching that the federal government is holding them down.

Wealth of Congress Jumps $150 Million. This link substantially refutes your assertion about the South => http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_highest-income_counties_in_the_United_States
You're technically correct, in that the DC Metro area is below the Mason-Dixon line. Yeah, it's the South, but don't kid yourself: this is the Progressive Plantation House. Precious little agriculture afoot, though. Oh, who cares: keep kidding yourself. You do it so well.

Comment: Re:The Cult Leader will solve the problem! (Score 4, Insightful) 121

by damn_registrars (#48216017) Attached to: Leaked Documents Reveal Behind-the-Scenes Ebola Vaccine Issues

That sounds suspiciously like an ad-hominem argument. "Most average" Ob/Gyn? What does that even mean, other than to convey dark undertones?

I am using that because his followers make a huge deal about the number of babies he has delivered. However considering how long he was a practicing Ob/Gyn, that number is actually not particularly impressive - particularly if he was the main or only practicing Ob for a moderately populated area.

Shouldn't we be considering the merits of his argument, rather than his background?

From what I have seen, so far all he has been saying is that we're doing it wrong. I haven't seen anything from him about how to do it right. Naturally, his followers jump all over it as gospel.

Obama's Ebola czar (Ron Klain) is a lawyer and former chief-of-staff. Do you think *he's* qualified to tell us what we're doing wrong?

The Ebola czar is supposed to help manage the response. Just as the Surgeon General does not perform surgeries while a member of the cabinet, the Ebola czar is just a manager.

What the heck are you getting at? What's your purpose in posting this?

My point is that there are a lot of people - including one particular cult leader / politician / retired physician - telling us that we're doing it wrong. I have not seen any of these people do anything other than bitch and moan about it being done wrong; I most certainly have not seen them propose anything other than what we are doing.

Hell any proposal for the government to do anything would be automatically rejected as "the wrong thing" by Ron Paul as he is against all forms of government spending, regardless of how many lives are at stake (excluding, of course, his own).

Comment: The Cult Leader will solve the problem! (Score 1, Troll) 121

by damn_registrars (#48215877) Attached to: Leaked Documents Reveal Behind-the-Scenes Ebola Vaccine Issues
I keep seeing bits on google news about Ron Paul telling us how everything we are doing is wrong in this matter. I'm sure the world's most average Ob/Gyn - and most successful living American cult leader - is also a highly qualified expert on Ebola.

And yes, I know I will be moderated straight down to hell for this one.

Comment: Re:Guy saves you from becoming Illinois (Score 1) 22

by damn_registrars (#48211353) Attached to: The Kevlar Kandidate Gets Some Help
Milwaukee County extends well outside the borders of the city of Milwaukee. Notice he was not the mayor of Milwaukee; I have not heard of him ever making an attempt to run for that post. When one takes in the full county you get enough conservatives from the wealthy suburbs for a hard-core conservative such as Walker to win an election based on whipping the more economically fortunate voters into a frenzy.

What if (IF!) there was an imbalance, and the people of the state felt as though Milwaukee were sucking them dry, and Walker was merely leveling the playing field? Same behavior pattern as, say, Washington D.C. draining the rest of the country, in the vampire fashion?

That is quite an IF statement there. We already know that on the national level it does not parse out the way you want it to; the states with the highest ratio of (money back from the federal government) : (money paid to federal government in taxes) are all in the south where people are bitching that the federal government is holding them down.

Of course we all know that conservative capitalism depends on keeping some economic classes down as allowing everyone to prosper is bad for business. Setting up a deliberately crippling tax system to prevent people from climbing the socio-economic ladder is one way to do that. Making sure that quality education is only available to certain voting classes is another (that goes hand-in-hand with the previous).

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