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dowjones1234 174 posts  |  Last Activity: Apr 17, 2015 1:25 PM Member since: Dec 26, 2007
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    State of the Union Speech

    by dowjones1234 Jan 18, 2015 9:19 AM
    dowjones1234 dowjones1234 Jan 19, 2015 9:31 AM Flag

    The lights are on but, nobody's home!

  • dowjones1234 by dowjones1234 Jan 19, 2015 7:41 PM Flag

    Marco Polo quote regarding the religion of Islam made over 800 Years ago.

    “The militant Muslim is the person who beheads the infidel, while the moderate Muslim holds the feet of the victim”

    Marco Polo - Asian World traveler: If you didn’t see the author and time it was made, approximately late 1200’s you would believe it is a current quote.

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    Marco Polo Quote

    by dowjones1234 Jan 19, 2015 7:41 PM
    dowjones1234 dowjones1234 Jan 20, 2015 8:12 AM Flag

    If you look up Marco Polo and research the comment, you will find out that it's true and factual.

    When you IQ gets to 50 I think you should sell!

    For future reference, you might be able to add up a few points to your IQ by watching Fox News...

  • Reply to

    Marco Polo Quote

    by dowjones1234 Jan 19, 2015 7:41 PM
    dowjones1234 dowjones1234 Jan 20, 2015 4:47 PM Flag

    Maybe you should put me on Ignore or are you too ignorant to do that?? With an IQ of 50 or less maybe that is asking too much. All of my posts have generated more discussion and discourse than most of the drivil posted by Chevron followers. Maybe, you are the one that is stupid!!

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    Obama

    by dowjones1234 Jan 18, 2015 1:32 PM
    dowjones1234 dowjones1234 Jan 20, 2015 4:50 PM Flag

    That is exactly correct deon.charles99. Wait until the middle class gets hit with the higher Obama care rates that are just around the corner. For Obama and his administration, the gates are down, the lights are flashing but, the train ain't coming!!

  • Reply to

    State of the Union Speech

    by dowjones1234 Jan 18, 2015 9:19 AM
    dowjones1234 dowjones1234 Jan 20, 2015 4:55 PM Flag

    Good post rbtsherman, higher health care costs, higher taxes, more give aways of tax dollars by hard working American citizens, higher taxes for those that create companies and provide jobs for those that want to work, Obama, Holder, Sharpton, deBlasio and other working on a plan to reduce racial conflict etc. etc. etc..

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    Guantanamo Bay

    by dowjones1234 Jan 17, 2015 5:02 PM
    dowjones1234 dowjones1234 Jan 20, 2015 4:58 PM Flag

    Releasing the worst of the worst and sending them back to Muslim countries that want to kill and destroy us. That makes sense doesn't it???

  • Reply to

    Marco Polo Quote

    by dowjones1234 Jan 19, 2015 7:41 PM
    dowjones1234 dowjones1234 Jan 20, 2015 9:42 PM Flag

    If you don't like it, put me on ignore!

  • Reply to

    State of the Union Speech

    by dowjones1234 Jan 18, 2015 9:19 AM
    dowjones1234 dowjones1234 Jan 24, 2015 8:18 PM Flag

    The danger to America is not only Barack Obama, but a citizenry capable of entrusting an inexperienced man like him with the Presidency of the United States. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama Presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their President. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America. Blaming the Prince Of Fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their Prince. Our great Republic can survive a Barack Obama. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their President.

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    Guantanamo Bay

    by dowjones1234 Jan 17, 2015 5:02 PM
    dowjones1234 dowjones1234 Jan 24, 2015 8:33 PM Flag

    Obama wants to close Guantanamo Bay so he can give one of the most important and natural deep water ports in the Western Hemisphere back to the Cubans so they can allow countries like Russia, Iran, North Korea etc. etc. access to a deep water port and land access close to America. Another move that is good for those who want to bury the US and all that freedom and true Democracy stands for. Obama and his administration are making bad decisions. Hopefully our House and Senate are coming to their senses and will be able to redirect our Great Republic in a more sensible direction!

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    Marco Polo Quote

    by dowjones1234 Jan 19, 2015 7:41 PM
    dowjones1234 dowjones1234 Jan 24, 2015 8:36 PM Flag

    The real and most important key to defeating Radical Islamic Terrorism is female education and liberation in my opinion.

    The difference between Islam, Jewish, Catholic and Christian religions is the Islamic faith has remained extremely repressive to females, using them only for sex, reproduction, meal preparation and house cleaning.

    The Jewish, Catholic and Christian religions have always recognized the value of females and have welcomed them as equal partners in life’s endeavors for many centuries.

    Christian, Catholic and Jewish Female Values and Choices include the following:
    Life
    Liberty
    Pursuit of Happiness
    Education
    Religion
    Free speech
    Work
    Vote
    Marriage
    Public, State and National Offices
    Property ownership
    Equal compensation and all other rights equal to males

    The Islamic faith has failed to change since it’s founding and continues to suppress and dominate females as one of the most important planks of their out dated religious beliefs.

  • All savings from the suggestions below should be applied to tax cuts for the middle class, raises to all our military personnel and US debt reduction.

    An overall downsizing of the Federal and State Governments by 10 to 15% by implementing an employee evaluation system that would identify the poorest performers. Once identified, forced retirement and or termination.

    Elimination and or combining of little used, inefficient and antiquated Federal and State Government Departments. Implement forced retirement and or termination of unnecessary and under utilized employees using the employee evaluation system that would identify the poorest performing employees.

    Freeze Federal and State Government hiring for three years.

    Revamp and overhaul the present Welfare System that currently pays more than a $20.00 an hour job does in most States, tax free. And, that does not count free health care, food stamps and housing assistance. Presently, and in too many cases in our Great Republic, it does not pay to work!!!

    Eliminate or modify Obamacare and Dodd-Frank. Those two pieces of legislation are choking small, medium and large businesses as well as US Corporations making them all less competitive by adding more cost to the production of their products.

    Reign in the EPA they are passing and enforcing uncalled for, useless and non essential regulations that are tying US businesses in knots and making them all less competitive by adding cost to the production of their products.
    If you don’t pay Federal or State income taxes or own property, you can’t vote!

  • dowjones1234 by dowjones1234 Jan 26, 2015 2:40 PM Flag

    For those fast food employees striking for $15 an hour, let's do some simple math. At $15 an hour, Johnny Fry-Boy working 40 hours per week would make $30,000 annually. An E1 (Private) in the military makes $18,378 annually. An E5 (Sergeant) with 8 years service only makes $35,067 annually. So you're telling me, Sally McBurgerflipper, that you deserve as much as those kids getting shot at, deploying for months in hostile environments, and putting their collective #$%$ on the line every day protecting your unskilled butt?
     
     Here's the deal, Sweetheart Baconator, you are working in a job designed for a kid in high school who is actually supposed to be learning how to work and earning enough for gas, movies and hanging out with their equally goofy high school pals. If you have chosen this as your life long profession, you have failed and need to go back to school. If you don't want minimum wage, don't have minimum skills. If you can read this, thank a teacher. If it's in English, thank a Veteran.
     
     Thank You!
     
    P.S. The military protecting us aren't on a 40 hour week, either!!!! It's "whatever it takes"!!!

    From an irate mother of a veteran...

  • Reply to

    Tax Cut Ideas For the Middle Class:

    by dowjones1234 Jan 26, 2015 1:50 PM
    dowjones1234 dowjones1234 Jan 26, 2015 4:46 PM Flag

    I forgot one….

    Instead of a childcare credit, give a five or even ten thousand dollar refundable tax credit to anyone who gets sterilized. That would thin out the future welfare and democratic voter rolls at the same time.

  • Reply to

    Tax Cut Ideas For the Middle Class:

    by dowjones1234 Jan 26, 2015 1:50 PM
    dowjones1234 dowjones1234 Jan 26, 2015 7:57 PM Flag

    If you don't like my posts and others opinions, put me and others that you don't care for on ignore and quite gripping!!

  • dowjones1234 by dowjones1234 Jan 28, 2015 2:25 PM Flag

    For those fast food employees striking for $15 an hour, let's do some simple math. At $15 an hour, Johnny Fry-Boy working 40 hours per week would make $30,000 annually. An E1 (Private) in the military makes $18,378 annually. An E5 (Sergeant) with 8 years service only makes $35,067 annually. So you're telling me, Sally McBurgerflipper, that you deserve as much as those kids getting shot at, deploying for months in hostile environments, and putting their collective hindends on the line every day protecting your unskilled posterior?
     
     Here's the deal, Sweetheart Baconator, you are working in a job designed for a kid in high school who is actually supposed to be learning how to work and earning enough for gas, movies and hanging out with their equally goofy high school pals. If you have chosen this as your life long profession, you have failed and need to go back to school. If you don't want minimum wage, don't have minimum skills. If you can read this, thank a teacher. If it's in English, thank a Veteran.
     
     Thank You!
     
    P.S. The military protecting us aren't on a 40 hour week, either!!!! It's "whatever it takes"!!!

    From an irate mother of a veteran...

  • dowjones1234 by dowjones1234 Jan 30, 2015 7:16 PM Flag

    The Demise of the Middle Class:

    Low qualification standards mandated to US Banks and Federal Credit Unions by the US Federal Government for home and student loans.

    High corporate/business taxes, EPA regulations and high wages drove American business to foreign countries in order to remain competitive in the world markets.

    Dodd-Frank and Obamacare legislation passage makes US business less competitive by adding more cost to products they produce. Original Obamacare estimate was $30k per person over 10 years. Latest CBO estimate was $50-per person over 10 years. That looks to me like about a 67% bust. Most US CEO’s would have been fired for a mistake like that!

    An out of control EPA passing and enforcing uncalled for, useless, non essential and politically motivated regulations that are tying US businesses in knots and making them all less competitive by adding additional cost to the production of their products.

    Add it all up and you get a Government and Representatives that the people elected.

    If the middle class wants to catch up, they better get out and vote Republican in 2016. If the middle class voter stays home, they expect more of the same!

  • Crude close today - $47.85 up 7.5%

    Consumption world wide - 1.3 % excess supply over demand - (1.3 mmbbl/day / 93mmbbl/day)

    Country budget estimates for 2015 based on price of oil $/bbl
    Iran - $131
    Venezuela - 118
    Saudi Arabia - $106
    Iraq - $101
    Russia - $98

    It’s easy to see what the future price of oil will be based on our advisories going broke and their economies and people suffering great hard ships.

    Today, CVX cancelled it’s share buy back program and crude was up 7%. Looks like to me we are close to a bottom on crude prices.

    When US rig count drops to 1,000, oil will be close to $70 per bbl.

    Just saying.....

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    Oil Price Situation - February 1, 2015

    by dowjones1234 Jan 30, 2015 8:56 PM
    dowjones1234 dowjones1234 Feb 2, 2015 9:14 AM Flag

    Over the last 30 years or so, the unions and Democrats ran the steel business out of the US because the business could not compete. That eliminated tens of thousands of head of household jobs.

    Now the Steelworkers and the Democrats want to do the same thing to the oil refineries….. The average $/hour now is about $26 and does not include overtime or a 35% benefit load, $35/hour with benefit load and does not include inch and a half for overtime, double time on Sundays and Holidays and on Birthdays, strait time if you stay home and triple time if you choose to work… Only in America!!

  • Instead of raising taxes, below are some suggestions for raising money and funding for the rebuilding of American infrastructure.

    An overall downsizing of the Federal and State Governments by 10 to 15% by implementing an employee evaluation system that would identify the poorest performers. Once identified, forced retirement and or termination.

    Elimination and or combining of little used, inefficient and antiquated Federal and State Government Departments. Implement forced retirement and or termination of unnecessary and under utilized employees using the employee evaluation system that would identify the poorest performing employees.

    Freeze Federal and State Government hiring for three years.

    Instead of a childcare credit, give a five or even ten thousand dollar refundable tax credit to anyone who gets sterilized. That would thin out the future welfare and democratic voter rolls at the same time.

    Eliminate the Davis-Bacon Act on all State and Federal Contracts.

    Cut out all State DOT non-productive interference.

    Revamp and overhaul the present Welfare System that currently pays more than a $20.00 an hour job does in most States, tax free. And, $20.00 per hour welfare gift from the working tax payers does not include additional free health care, food stamps or housing assistance. Presently, and in too many cases in our Great Republic, it does pay to not work. That needs to be addressed and fixed immediately.

    Eliminate or modify Obamacare and Dodd-Frank. Those two pieces of legislation are choking small, medium and large businesses as well as US Corporations making them all less competitive by adding more cost to the production of their products.

    Rein in the EPA immediately, they are out of control. They are and have been passing and enforcing uncalled for, useless and non essential regulations that are tying US businesses in knots and making them all less competitive by adding cost to the production of their products.

    If you don’t pay Federal or State income taxes or own property, you can’t vote!

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