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Comment: Re:The real question here (Score 1) 182

by AuMatar (#49612827) Attached to: How One Tweet Wiped $8bn Off Twitter's Value

Your math is just wrong all over. You're using the wrong formulas and confusing yourself.

If your monthly payment is 1000 and you pay an extra 50, you take 50 off the principle. That means next year you pay 50*rate less in interest for all years in the future. Assuming you don't change the payments (and assuming fixed rate loans), this means for the same amount of monthly money you pay off 50*rate more each year. That's a savings of rate compounded annually. That's all the return you get.

Comment: Re:Isn't there some vetting process? (Score 1) 214

by jandrese (#49612801) Attached to: Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Announces Bid For White House
If you let a bunch of loons run it's pretty easy to look good by comparison. Look at Mitt Romney. A terrible candidate by most measures, but still better than all of the frothing at the mouth crazies he was running against. This is especially important if you don't have a good centrist candidate and you need to make him look centrist by comparison.

Comment: Re:Actually, it makes sense (Score 1) 214

by jandrese (#49612759) Attached to: Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Announces Bid For White House
Actually firing people is unpopular, even when you are "lowering the size of government". It means taking services away from people and reducing government oversight. It's better to just spend recklessly and then force the next president into financial crisis after financial crisis so they are forced to make the cuts instead.

That's why "debt doesn't matter" when the Republicans are in charge.

Comment: Re:All aboard the FAIL train (Score 5, Funny) 214

by jandrese (#49612667) Attached to: Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Announces Bid For White House
Certainly you have heard of a place called Bengahzi? The Republican attack machine already considers it the worst attack on America since the War of Independence and according to them she personally orchestrated the attacks with help from Khaleid Sheik Mohammad and George Soros. They'll eventually get that report out of Congress saying exactly this if they try enough times.

Comment: Re:Looks like the prophet's gunmen (Score 1) 710

by jedidiah (#49611645) Attached to: Two Gunman Killed Outside "Draw the Prophet" Event In Texas

> If you are so afraid that you need to carry a gun to work with you, then you may want to consider moving to a safer area.

You mean live one place and work some place else? That's already covered. That's why roads are so full of commuters. Jobs are often located in places that you would never actually want to live. My current job is like that.

Comment: Re:lol (Score 2) 710

by jedidiah (#49611509) Attached to: Two Gunman Killed Outside "Draw the Prophet" Event In Texas

On the other hand, I've actually been to Paris and I have seen for myself what kind of weaponry they routinely carry around. You would think that with that kind of firepower they could easily put down any nonsense.

A lot of noise is made about "American gun culture" but it's the Europeans that routinely carry serious firepower around their cities.

Comment: Re:The Perfect Bait (Score 1) 710

by jcr (#49609799) Attached to: Two Gunman Killed Outside "Draw the Prophet" Event In Texas

Organise a "draw Jesus sodomizing Mary" contest in Texas and you'll get crazy Christian jihadists doing the same thing.

This turns out not to be the case. That dude who got tax money for an "art" piece that consisted of a crucifix immersed in urine is still walking around, with no contract on his head that I've ever heard of.

-jcr

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