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jimmydugan503 255 posts  |  Last Activity: 22 hours ago Member since: Oct 12, 2009
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  • jimmydugan503 jimmydugan503 22 hours ago Flag

    Your dogged pursuit and knowledge of this issue is greatly appreciated by many. But alas, it is a political issue, not, at its root, an economical issue per se. Were it not for Keynesian engineered inflation "theories",there would be no need for a minimum wage...Market rates would prevail......"Dirigisme....its Whats For Dinner"...

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    by jimmydugan503 Apr 11, 2014 9:40 PM
    jimmydugan503 jimmydugan503 Apr 13, 2014 12:25 PM Flag

    Doesn't grab me at all john. I don't mind that you dispute it. My point is that the Bible and Christianity teach us precisely as Rice spelled it out in his second post of this thread. Do I feel shame? No, because I don't believe in the talking snakes and trees of knowledge that Christianity promotes. Likewise, I suspect that I am a bad person because I don't believe in the permanence of white sin, and thus the eternal justification of white guilt or shame for the treatment of blacks long before I came to exist. Shame is something that you feel, generally because of your own actions, or lack of,
    not something that you are born with inherently because of skin color or religious teachings. Certainly I question a God that uses a talking snake to test his only two human creations..

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    by jimmydugan503 Apr 11, 2014 9:40 PM
    jimmydugan503 jimmydugan503 Apr 13, 2014 10:25 AM Flag

    7. And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves aprons.

    So they eat from the tree of knowledge, and realize that they are naked, and hence mankind is condemned to worthlessness and shame for eternity, and all of this because of a talking snake? And now the unclothed human body is considered pornographic by many Christians? Question: If the snake doesn't talk Eve into eating from the forbidden tree, would we all walk around naked, weather permitting, of course?

  • jimmydugan503 by jimmydugan503 Apr 11, 2014 9:40 PM Flag

    Why do we have to live in shame because some freaking talking serpent, that must have been here before God found the place, (lest how could the scaly tongue-slithering reptile exist and who created the serpent?) So the wench listens to the snake,and eats from the tree of knowledge, and when His Highness finds out, it's time to cover up your privates and be ashamed of who and what you are? I didn't get a bite off of that tree...mustabeenjuicy....

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    If You Believe in the Toothfairy

    by tphcresci Apr 11, 2014 5:39 PM
    jimmydugan503 jimmydugan503 Apr 11, 2014 8:21 PM Flag

    well, its not because you're a Sox fan...I really hate/love Dustin sickens me that he plays for Bawwwwwwston....... Getchahaawwwwwwwwwwwt Dwags.....Yankees,a different breed, for sure...

  • jimmydugan503 jimmydugan503 Apr 11, 2014 6:19 PM Flag

    Jerry Sandusky has two eyes made out of coal...does that count? slap slap jizz jizz, oh what a relief it is...

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    This bowser is barking.

    by johnkur8 Apr 11, 2014 9:36 AM
    jimmydugan503 jimmydugan503 Apr 11, 2014 9:52 AM Flag

    The Marian Robinson of stocks....

  • jimmydugan503 jimmydugan503 Apr 8, 2014 7:18 PM Flag

    What is it worth to you jefat...???? Your freedom?

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    Look out below!

    by johnkur8 Apr 7, 2014 8:28 AM
    jimmydugan503 jimmydugan503 Apr 7, 2014 3:27 PM Flag

    Is Citigroup swaying, or are they "still dancing?" Maybe we should ask Chuckie Prince....

  • jimmydugan503 jimmydugan503 Apr 7, 2014 11:06 AM Flag

    Call it a premonition, or a gut instinct, but it sure feels like wall_street_short_organizer has finally moved his assembled team into place and is planning a veritable financial Tet Offensive of sorts upon this bowser of a stock.....Be vewee vewee careful...

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    The "we need" wage ?????

    by longpickuptruck Apr 3, 2014 7:04 PM
    jimmydugan503 jimmydugan503 Apr 5, 2014 12:29 PM Flag

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in the time period 2007 through 2013 the average annual percentage change in labor productivity for the non-farms business sector was 1.6% while the manufacturing sector came in at 1.7%.. Also, according to BLS, in that same time frame the Federal Minimum Wage has been increased three times from $5.15 to $5.85 on 7-24-07, from $5.85 to $6.55 on 7-24-08, and from $6.55 to $7.25 on 7-24-09, or an increase of 40.77% for that time period

    Employers cannot simply raise wages without regard for the employee's marginal revenue product. Wages are market prices that are determined by supply and demand, not by governmental fiat. Raising the minimum wage is a formula for causing unemployment among the least-skilled members of society. The higher wages are, the higher costs of production are. The higher costs of production are, the higher prices are. The higher prices are, the smaller are the quantities of goods and services demanded and the number of workers employed in producing them. These are all propositions of elementary economics that cannot be argued away with progressive liberal cognitive resonance, or with the incessant whining about what is "fair." Cognitive resonance, or in this case, arguing that MW earners should be remunerated as much as you feel that they should be (or that they deserve),and at the same time refusing to acknowledge that wages are market prices determined by supply and demand, is no substitute for economics and is of little substance when discussing minimum wage.

  • jimmydugan503 jimmydugan503 Apr 4, 2014 9:17 PM Flag

    Born into this......

  • jimmydugan503 jimmydugan503 Apr 4, 2014 3:20 PM Flag

    This is all very reminiscent of William Graham Sumner's essay , The Forgotten Man which first appeared in 1883:

    "As soon as A observes something which seems to him to be wrong, from which X is suffering, A talks it over with B, and A and B then propose to get a law passed to remedy the evil and help X.Their law always proposes to determine what C shall do for X or, in the better case, what A,B and C shall do for X....What I want to do is look up C....I call him The Forgotten Man...He is the man who never is thought of. He is the victim of the reformer, social speculator, and philanthropist, and I hope to show you before I get through that he deserves your notice both for his character and for the many burdens which are laid upon him."

    Sadly the progressives turned this around in the 1930s such that X is now The Forgotten Man. C was asked to take on even more greater burdens for the sake of X, and is now more completely forgotten than ever. It is C who is always called upon to stanch the politician's bleeding heart by paying for his vicarious generosity....And so it goes...

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    Obama wants to tax us for...

    by jimmydugan503 Apr 1, 2014 8:17 PM
    jimmydugan503 jimmydugan503 Apr 2, 2014 12:04 PM Flag

    Actually, no meter will be necessary. A simple additional tax tax will be assessed based upon one's income. Exemptions may be applied for as relates to one's political and religious persuasions, ethnicity, immigration status, and diet preference.

    Recently deposed IRS employee Lois Lerner has been tabbed by president Obama to head up the newly created "Wind Tax" Division. Chortled Lerner," Republicans and Tea Partiers in particular need not even apply for the exemption as we all know they are full of hot air. These people have been stinking up the country and dumping on us politically correct citizens for too long." When asked about Ms. Lerner's statements House Speaker John Boehner simply responded, "She can blow it out her bung hole. She's full of methane producing matter, just like her boss."

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    Obama wants to tax us for...

    by jimmydugan503 Apr 1, 2014 8:17 PM
    jimmydugan503 jimmydugan503 Apr 1, 2014 10:15 PM Flag

    Should wildebeest worry at this point?...from a tax standpoint, I mean...

  • jimmydugan503 by jimmydugan503 Apr 1, 2014 8:17 PM Flag

    the release of methane gas that destroys the ozone layer and leads to man-made climate will all be able to buy and trade methane accordingly...

  • jimmydugan503 by jimmydugan503 Mar 28, 2014 10:43 PM Flag

    versus monetary and price level stability.....your choice......

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    Seriously dumb sell off

    by rbrentbyrne Mar 28, 2014 1:44 PM
    jimmydugan503 jimmydugan503 Mar 28, 2014 10:12 PM Flag

    you are dealing with with people that lack a sense of moral responsibility or social conscience....

  • do you vote for rules or discretionary power?.....or neither?

  • jimmydugan503 jimmydugan503 Mar 27, 2014 10:25 PM Flag

    Bung face, do you really believe that these idiots are not taking advantage of their position? Are you that ignorant? You want to bring partisan politics into the discussion? Good, let's talk about the 58, 156 deaths, the 303,704 wounded, and the 75,000 severely disabled vets from a war started by John F Kennedy and proliferated by Lyndon Baines Johnson..two good Democrats , or are you still too wet behind the ears to remember that? I'm not. I lost family and friends..It doesn't matter because you were not alive, right? Who's the hypocrite, you braying donkey?????

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