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jimmydugan503 35 posts  |  Last Activity: May 22, 2015 2:28 PM Member since: Oct 12, 2009
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    Citi paid Hillary $250,000.00 for a speech.

    by jridley17 May 22, 2015 8:12 AM
    jimmydugan503 jimmydugan503 May 22, 2015 2:28 PM Flag

    "The Clintons are creeps and liars and scoundrels and misfits, always have been, always will be. They are the penicillin-resistant syphilis of American politics." ~ Kevin D. Williamson writing for the National Review

    Pretty much spot on.

  • In recent weeks, large insurers selling coverage through Obamacare have proposed massive rate increases for 2016 – even exceeding 40 percent – because they haven't been able to sign up enough young and healthy customers.

    CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, the largest health insurer in Maryland, proposed an average increase of 30.4 percent for 2016 (with a range of 19.3 percent to 45.7 percent). A similar story is playing out among insurers who have filed rate proposals throughout the country. BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee asked for an average increase of 36.3 percent. In South Dakota, Wellmark proposed a 42.9 percent average increase. In Oregon, Moda Health, which serves roughly half of the state's individual market, is aiming to raise rates by an average of 25.6 percent.

    So much for that $2500.00 savings for all families...

  • Recent press accounts have reported that Edgar Covarrubias-Padilla, a night counselor at a popular science camp in California was charged with sexually abusing a 10-year-old boy along with distribution and possession of child pornography. Mr. Covarrubias-Padilla allegedly applied for and received deferred action under the DACA program. On Monday, Covarrubias was charged with four felonies, which included possession and distribution of more than 600 child porn images and a charge for lewd and lascivious act with a child under 14."

    Covarrubias-Padilla was scheduled for deportation but approved for DACA and a work permit in October 2012. Further, it seems DHS was aware his heinous behavior and allowed him to stay in the country anyway, jeopardizing the safety and well being of the children he was working with.

    Mr. Covarrubias-Padilla also allegedly filed an application for employment authorization in October of 2012 that was approved with validity until May of 2015. The Senate Judiciary Committee has received reports that on November 17, 2014, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) placed a note in Mr. Covarrubias-Padilla’s record that indicated that he was part of an ongoing investigation for exploiting children and distributing child pornography. Mr. Covarrubias-Padilla has been employed at the camp for the last two years," Grassley wrote (bolding is mine). "These allegations are deeply troubling because, if true, they suggest that DHS was aware for months or years that Mr. Covarrubias-Padilla posed a public safety threat to the children he was monitoring, yet took no action to revoke his DACA authorization.

    Just another good kid trying to escape poverty and violence in his homeland. A "Dreamer". Thanks Obama

  • Reply to

    As ISIS celebrates..

    by jimmydugan503 May 20, 2015 4:34 PM
    jimmydugan503 jimmydugan503 May 21, 2015 11:11 AM Flag

    Right from the liberal playbook, Tal. Rule #1: Whenever anyone says anything derogatory about Glorious Dear Leader, immediately play your George Bush card, and then follow that up with an ad hominem attack. The subject matter doesn't matter, and is not worthy of discussion. Just go straight to the Bush card. That should shut those baggers up. Just brilliant.

  • jimmydugan503 by jimmydugan503 May 20, 2015 4:34 PM Flag

    taking over the city of Ramadi and sets its sights on Baghdad, the White House insists that the president's strategy against "jayvee" ISIS is an overall "success". I suppose that depends upon what his "strategy" is. Meanwhile, speaking at the Coast Guard Academy's Commencement today, Obozo warned of the challenges of climate change as a matter of national security that threatens to aggravate poverty and political instability around the globe and jeopardize the readiness of U.S. forces.

    "Make no mistake, it will impact how our military defends our country," the president said. "And so we need to act, and we need to act now." His speech to the cadets, focused on climate change and on what he says are its immediate risks to national security, including contributing to more natural disasters that result in humanitarian crises and potential new flows of refugees. Further, the president sees climate change aggravating poverty and social tensions that can fuel instability and foster terrorist activity and other violence.

    And so as ISIS moves closer to Baghdad, the schmuck in the White House believes that man-made global climate change is a greater national security threat to this country. He did, however, close off 3500 acres of the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge in Arizona (effectively ceding it back to Mexico) to all U.S. citizens due to the presence there of Mexican drug cartels, human traffickers, and potentially and allegedly, ISIS terrorists cells. This would be the same area where Obama suspended the construction of the border fence. Again, just what is his strategy?

  • jimmydugan503 jimmydugan503 May 20, 2015 12:00 PM Flag

    search "Hillary Clinton supporters actually don't support Hillary" on youtube 5:14

  • jimmydugan503 jimmydugan503 May 20, 2015 11:36 AM Flag

    Not surprised in the least. After he shook down the TBTF banks for billions, ACORN and similar groups received many millions of the extorted dollars. Lying thieving #$%$...How anyone can have any respect whatsoever for Obozo or Hillary is indicative of their lack of intelligence.

  • jimmydugan503 jimmydugan503 May 20, 2015 11:09 AM Flag

    On May 14, protesters, upset with not being paid their promised checks for protesting, protested outside MORE, Missourians Organizing For Reform and Empowerment, an ACORN organization which had received funding through George Soros to fund the protests.

    This is far from the first time protestors have been paid to show up "for the cause." In fact the woman behind similar ordeals like Occupy Wall Street, Lisa Fithian, is a professional agitator and organizer who is paid by a number of progressive organizations to stir unrest in communities all over the country.

    Stiffed by ACORN. What a surprise. #showmedamoney

  • Reply to

    City of Chitcago's bonds lowered to junk.

    by jridley17 May 12, 2015 7:26 PM
    jimmydugan503 jimmydugan503 May 14, 2015 3:27 PM Flag

    Obozo will be selling influence, er, taking donations and shaking down banks for his presidential library on Chicago's Southside for the next 19 months. The State of Illinois has already approved 100M in funding for the library in House bill 6010. The bill passed with no Republicans voting to fund the library. The Clinton Library and the G.W. Bush Library were funded through private donations amounting to 200M and 250M respectively. This already smells.

  • jimmydugan503 jimmydugan503 May 8, 2015 4:53 PM Flag

    How do you know who I voted for last time? Are you so simple to believe that if I didn't vote for Obama, then I must have voted for the Republican candidate? You truly are a media-lead, brain dead, mouth-breathing, Judas goat following sheep. You and your ilk are precisely what is wrong with this country, and what is dragging it down into the gutters of civilization. You would vote for Obama or Hillary despite their depraved morality and lack of honesty, because like most progressive liberals, you believe that it's perfectly fine when liberals lie, cheat, and thumb their noses at the rule of law. You sicken me with your blatant ignorance and your inability to think for yourself.

  • jimmydugan503 jimmydugan503 May 8, 2015 3:24 PM Flag

    The 252,000 full time jobs lost in April is the largest loss in nearly a year (June '14). The gain of 437,000 part-time jobs is also the largest gain since June '14. This is not a rosy picture coupled with GDP growth of 0.2% that now is being revised to a 0.5% contraction.That means that if we have another contraction in the second quarter, we will officially be in a recession.

    In fact, we could be in a recession right now (according to the official government definition) and not even know it yet.

    One of the biggest reasons why the U.S. economy has been struggling so much in recent years is due to our trade policies. If we had balanced trade with other nations, our cumulative economic growth since mid-2009 would have been nearly 20 percent higher…

    Since rising trade balances subtract from economic growth, the increase in this real non-oil goods deficit has now cut cumulative U.S. economic growth after inflation by a stunning 19.49 percent since the recovery technically began in mid-2009.

  • jimmydugan503 jimmydugan503 May 8, 2015 2:42 PM Flag

    yeah, they don't work but still get paid, and over 1600 of them are intentionally not paying federal income taxes...

  • jimmydugan503 jimmydugan503 May 8, 2015 2:00 PM Flag

    Part-Time Jobs Soar By 437,000; Full-Time Jobs Tumble, Stay Firmly Under Pre-Recession Highs

    For all the talk about a jobs recovery and about a US economy that has put the great financial crisis and recession of 2007/8 in the rear view mirror, don't tell it to those workers who desire a full-time job and instead are forced to settle with measly part-time offerings (mostly courtesy of Obamacare). Because as the chart below shows, as of April 2015, the number of full-time jobs remained well below the pre-recession peak, which incidentally was hit on December 2007, the month the last recession officially started.

    We bring this up because in April, while the establishment survey reported a number that was just below the consensus estimate (even if it revised the March number lower by 50%), the household survey painted a far less optimistic picture, with the number of part-time jobs surging by nearly half a million, the worst print since last June, while the number of full-time jobs tumbled by 252K, also the biggest drop in nearly a year.

    You can see the graphs over on zerohedge..It's hardly a myth, it is reality, but anything that you progressives don't like is either a myth or a "right-wing conspiracy".

  • jimmydugan503 jimmydugan503 May 8, 2015 1:13 PM Flag

    It has been reported reported that all the jobs added in April were part-time, or over 400,000, while full-time jobs decreased by over 200,000 pushing them further under the pre-recession peak. Here is another stunning data point: of the 255K workers added in the household survey when broken down by age group, more than all, or 266K went to workers aged 55 and older also known as the age cohort which is realizing it is never going to retire under the Fed's centrally-planned regime.

    It should come as no surprise that in the month of April America's attempts to rekindle a manufacturing renaissance have fizzled once again, with a tiny 1,000 manufacturing jobs added, following zero manufacturing jobs added the month before. Putting this in perspective, for every manufacturing job added in April there were 26 new waiters and bartenders confirming the "robustness" of America's jobs recovery.

    In what was an "unambiguously" unpleasant April jobs payrolls report, with a March revision dragging that month's job gain to the lowest level since June of 2012, the fact that the number of Americans not in the labor force rose once again, this time to 93,194K from 93,175K, with the result being a participation rate of 69.45 or just above the lowest percentage since 1977, will merely catalyze even more upside to the so called "market" which continues to reflect nothing but central bank liquidity, and thus - the accelerating deterioration of the broader economy.

    Your boy Obama has been secretly negotiating the TPP which will (despite his continual lies) destroy what is left of American manufacturing jobs. It is basically a gigantic end run around Congress. Thanks to leaks, we have learned that so many of the things that Obama has deeply wanted for years are in this treaty. If adopted, this treaty will fundamentally change our laws regarding Internet freedom, healthcare, copyright and patent protection, food safety, environmental standards, civil liberties and so much more.

  • jimmydugan503 jimmydugan503 May 7, 2015 3:58 PM Flag

    I'm pretty sure that Right-Wing Man and Bush Boy will once more save the day, and put a halt to Phase1 before it ever gets started. Or, is that in episode 4?

  • jimmydugan503 jimmydugan503 Apr 22, 2015 3:30 PM Flag

    Talovoy is just bitter. You see, today is April 22 and his leftwinger friends want to hug trees and celebrate Earth Day. Mind you, Talovoy is okay with that, but he is bitter because today is actually Vladimir Lenin's birthday and Talovoy, being a good little Bolshevik, believes that it should be a Federal holiday and we should all celebrate Red Terror and the demise of the Menshaviks at the hands of Peterburzhets (aka Lenin). FORWARD TALOVOY!!

  • jimmydugan503 jimmydugan503 Apr 21, 2015 1:39 PM Flag

    "
    The inheritance tax is just a straw man for class warfare by those of you dependent on welfare."

    Indeed, the death tax contributes less than a half percent of Federal revenue. Those in favor of the death tax are generally those dependent upon the government and those that don't stand to inherit anything. Let's talk about good little left wingers that hate paying taxes like Al Sharpton who owes 4.8 million or Melissa Harris-Perry who has a tax delinquency of over $70,000.00, but they want you to pay your taxes to help support their lefty causes.

  • Reply to

    The Lightening Bugs....

    by jimmydugan503 Apr 17, 2015 9:37 PM
    jimmydugan503 jimmydugan503 Apr 18, 2015 9:40 AM Flag

    Milt, the Rays are doing better than expected given that they lead the Major League with 10 players on the DL that include 4 starting pitchers and their closer and starting first baseman. The patchwork rotation has had 5 games where their starters lasted more than 6 innings and allowed no more than 2 hits in their 11 games. No team in the last 100 years has matched that feat in their first 10 games. Once they get their starters back they could be considerably more competitive in what looks to be a down year for the AL east. Keep an eye on Steven Souza, Jr. The kid looks like the real deal and should help us offensively. As for your Sox doing the last to first thing again, I'm not sure that has happened before, but again, with the AL East not as strong this year it is certainly not out of the question. And no, it wouldn't be great. I think it would suck of course...Good luck, a long season to go - just getting started.

  • jimmydugan503 by jimmydugan503 Apr 17, 2015 9:37 PM Flag

    in west central Florida are out in full force this year, already...it's very early for them...an obvious sign of man-made global climate change, I'd say,...and then we have a territorial war between Redheaded Woodpeckers and Red-Bellied Woodpeckers that is escalating by the minute, each fighting for their own space - a war that might have never happened if not for humanity screwing up nature, and I'm counting my carbon credits and worrying about my carbon footprint...Sasquatch lives!!!!...

  • jimmydugan503 jimmydugan503 Apr 17, 2015 2:47 PM Flag

    The Austrian Business Cycle Theory (ABCT) has proved to be correct time and time again. When the money supply is expanded, when credit is expanded, in essence, when money becomes easy to attain, then it is a certainty that malinvestment will become as widespread as Dandelions and Dollar Weed. It is a cycle, and it is coming back around to bust, at least as far as the TBTF banks are concerned as they, for the most part, have been the main recipients of the Fed's nearly-free money. Our biggest problem when that occurs is that of not letting malinvestment be liquidated, as opposed to propping up failures, i.e. being held hostage by the Henry Paulsons and other bankers that believe that privatizing profits and socializing losses is a good thing. Did the global economy collapse when Lehman Bros. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection? No, less than a month later Barclays bought out their North American division, and Nomura Holdings bought their Asian, European and Middle Eastern divisions if I recall correctly.

    The pot is boiling again, and Citi wrote the legislation that did away with the push-out rule written into Dodd-Frank. In short, their derivative exposure is now firmly insured by the US taxpayer when they lose, and should they not lose, the profits are of course, all theirs. Clearly, I have no problem with them privatizing their profits, but I do have a problem with them socializing their losses, and their and their shareholders malinvestment should be subject to bankruptcy laws if and when that occurs.

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