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kcf_07757 31 posts  |  Last Activity: May 16, 2015 2:53 AM Member since: Apr 18, 2008
  • kcf_07757 kcf_07757 May 16, 2015 2:53 AM Flag

    18 thumbs down.... I`m guessing those are the same fools who thought that NAFTA was really going to create 177,000 new jobs per month that the lobbiests and the politicians were promising Americans if they supported it... back in 1993...

    How`d that work out for America and our middle class ?

  • kcf_07757 kcf_07757 May 16, 2015 2:50 AM Flag

    Any good Republican that shows good sense and leadership has already been chased out of the `new` GOP... Which is why we see this circus of clowns running in the GOP primary...

  • kcf_07757 kcf_07757 May 16, 2015 2:46 AM Flag

    LOL... poor choice of insects to pick on ...

    Scientist are desperate to try and stop the mosquitoes coming out of S. Amer and Mexico carrying Dengae Fever into the USA - some of it already reported in Florida -- ... Dengae is known in the southern hemisphere as `Break Bone Fever` because of the intensity of the pain the victim experiences...

    So maybe studying mating habits of mosquitoes isn`t so crazy...

  • kcf_07757 kcf_07757 May 16, 2015 2:42 AM Flag

    Had to give this a thumbs up to this post...

    Yesterday morning on the news I watched one of the investigators for the Transportation Department tell an interviewer at that Amtrak crash that the Department has been trying for the last 2 yrs to try and get an existing device on locomotives that will slow them down independently from the driver should it show on the GPS tracking screen that the train is approaching an area over the designated speed...

    He stated that should that have been installed that Amtrak train would never had hit those speeds going into that turn...

  • What can you say about a person who is a top lawyer, top legal scholar, who consistently tells bank regulators they are s crewing the public by not jailing criminal bankers, who forced the finance world to re-write their contracts in `Plain English` and no hiding the weasel clauses in fine print, and now takes on the President and the business sector and tells them to let the American public see ALL the DETAILs in that TPP Trade agreement before they try to fast track it and hide the bad stuff like they did with NAFTA.... where we lost over 1 million jobs and 3 million indirectly -when they originally promised 177,000 extra jobs per month...

    I`d say that person needs to become President...

    Here`s Eliz Warren statement in response to Obama telling the trade agreement critics that their wrong and to trust him...

    `...The Administration says I’m wrong – that there’s nothing to worry about. They say the deal is nearly done, and they are making a lot of promises about how the deal will affect workers, the environment, and human rights. Promises – but people like you can’t see the actual deal.

    For more than two years now, giant corporations have had an enormous amount of access to see the parts of the deal that might affect them and to give their views as negotiations progressed. But the doors stayed locked for the regular people whose jobs are on the line.

    If most of the trade deal is good for the American economy, but there’s a provision hidden in the fine print that could help multinational corporations ship American jobs overseas or allow for watering down of environmental or labor rules, fast track would mean that Congress couldn’t write an amendment to fix it. It’s all or nothing.

    Before we sign on to rush through a deal like that – no amendments, no delays, no ability to block a bad bil

  • kcf_07757 kcf_07757 Apr 15, 2015 11:28 AM Flag

    This will be a major player in the state.... and probably a game changer in the country if they can effectively sell their batteries to their solar customers and than convince them to also buy their electric cars...

    Plus not many people realize this but Musk last year released to the public his patents on his electric car ... you would probably think that that would be idiotic and a death wish for his own Tesla car company --- but what it does is set the standard across the board for more auto makers to building their electric cars --- which means more business for his battery firm... eventually creating a self feeding cycle of roof top solar, battery manufacturing and expanding electric car growth...

  • Reply to

    Islamic Radicals do not work for a living.

    by noagreement Apr 15, 2015 11:12 AM
    kcf_07757 kcf_07757 Apr 15, 2015 11:21 AM Flag

    Of coarse they work for a living.... someone is paying for their efforts and supporting them.... could be a few major groups or /plus it could be from donations throughout the Sunni world --- I don`t know....

    But the guy you see on the news with the gun is just the spear head with a big crowd in back of him...

  • Under current law, the Joint Committee on Taxation estimates that 5,400 estates will have to deal with the tax over the next several years, out of the well over 2 million deaths that occur annually.

    That’s because individuals with estates valued at less than $5.43 million this year, and married couples with estates worth less than $10.86 million, are exempt. The 2013 “fiscal cliff” deal set the current parameters, which also include a 40 percent rate and linking the exemption parameters to inflation.

    That's not a whole lot of people facing the estate tax, and the ones who do are pretty damn rich. Republicans like to wail about the poor family farmers and small business owners who will be hit by the tax, but I don't think most of us think $5.43 million is all that small. What's more:

    Only roughly 20 small business and small farm estates nationwide owed any estate tax in 2013, according to [the Tax Policy Center]. TPC’s analysis defined a small-business or small farm estate as one with more than half its value in a farm or business and with the farm or business assets valued at less than $5 million. Furthermore, TPC estimates those roughly 20 estates owed just 4.9 percent of their value in tax, on average. [...]

  • Reply to

    Christianity in the Middle East

    by dccherrytrees Apr 5, 2015 12:43 PM
    kcf_07757 kcf_07757 Apr 6, 2015 12:19 PM Flag

    dccherrytrees....

    Interesting post...

    The most fascinating book I ever read on that topic was by travel writer William Dalrymple, -- `From THE HOLY MOUNTAIN: A Journey among the Christians of the Middle East...`, 1997 ..

    One thing about his journey stuck out when I read it... (consider this was taken in 1994) ... He mentions that traveling through Turkey into Syria was dangerous and scary... but once inside Syria he was amazed at how nicely he was treated throughout... The shocker was upon his crossing over into Israel and the feeling became very much the opposite with alot of tension and hatred of not only the Palestinians but of the Christians still in the Holy City of Jeruselum..

    Highly recommend this book -- easy to read, extremely well written and entertaining travelogue... He traced the steps of and old Saint who did the same trip from Mt Atos monistary in Greece to the outskirts of the Egyptian desert where the furthest Christian monistary was established ... some of them still have monks living in caves, some are abandoned... But he tells of all the differences he finds between the various regions and peoples.... No doubt with the uprising of Muslim fundamentalism over the last decade -- it wouldn`t surprise me if many of these are no longer existing...

  • Reply to

    Pence doesn't get it. Never will.

    by ignurnt_o1d_codger Mar 31, 2015 12:39 PM
    kcf_07757 kcf_07757 Mar 31, 2015 5:09 PM Flag

    Just another political fool that is a short term thinker.... pushes what ever the loudest fools in the room tell him and he doesn`t see the bigger picture and how it will look outside of his bubble world...

    When reality finally hits and they see the consequences they all do the 2 step backward and begin pointing fingers at everyone else while not excepting responibility for his own actions...

    The truth is he signed it, he was suppose to read and understand it before he signed it into law and than he defended it....

    So now he wants a do over ... and that everyone should forget that he was the Butthead that signed off on it...

    Pence will try to make himself look like the `smart guy who`s responsive to the public`.. when he changes this... But the bill was designed to undermine taking away a segment of Americans equal rights... Which means there is no way this guy should be anywhere near the Oval Office...

  • kcf_07757 kcf_07757 Mar 28, 2015 12:08 AM Flag

    Gets his heart repo`d....

  • kcf_07757 kcf_07757 Mar 25, 2015 11:27 PM Flag

    fordfashionexpert...

    Yours was the most krap filled post that I have read in ages.... You need to get that empty head of yours out of your backside before you post....

    I worked in the finance area for 25 yrs... in 2008 I had people in the NY banking industry telling us that the whole subprime market was a ponzy scheme... that it what wall st put together was total krap based on loans that were junk...

    It wasn`t the homeowners buying above their heads, but the Wall St guys and the big bankers that were dealing with them that took millions of subprime loans and chopped them up and than remixed them to create a financial product that was due to blow up ... but here`s the real crime --- they had to beat the credit agencies over the head to get them to sign off on regrading them from D`s, Cs up to AAA so that it would open the door to the real big money guys that could only - by their bylaws- be able to purchase AAA financial products for their portfolios -- That`s all the Pension Funds, government agencies, mutual funds, etc.... They got duped and lied to and the collapse of that criminal scheme nearly took down the economy...

    And it was Elizabeth Warren who was the only one with the legal back ground and education in bankruptcy law and banking law that was able to stand up to these people and tell the American public that they were getting ripped off... The other guy who was just as effective and knowledgable on the Wall St /banking schemes was Elliot Spitzer - the NY AG who had trouble keeping his #$%$ in his pants... which left him open to being blackmailed... Which was a shame cause he was actually putting the bankers in jail...

    Your knowledge of Warren and what this country faced is pathetic...

  • kcf_07757 kcf_07757 Mar 24, 2015 5:43 PM Flag

    Obama has a Moral Compass.... Cruz doesn`t.

  • Well --- This draws a line in the sand....

    `..FEMA isn't putting up with flat earth, climate change denying politicians for much longer:

    Starting next year, the agency will approve disaster-preparedness funds only for states whose governors approve hazard-mitigation plans that address climate change.

    This may put several Republican governors who maintain that the Earth isn't warming due to human activities, or prefer to take no action, in a political bind. Their position may block their states' access to hundreds of millions of dollars in FEMA funds. In the last five years, the agency has awarded an average $1 billion a year in grants to states and territories for taking steps to mitigate the effects of disasters.

    Are you listening, Florida Governor Rick Scott? Because Florida truly needs to take the threat of climate change seriously:

    The state of Florida is the region most susceptible to the effects of global warming in this country, according to scientists. Sea-level rise alone threatens 30 percent of the state’s beaches over the next 85 years.

    And yet, Governor Rick Scott has his head buried in that Miami Beach sand:

    DEP (Department of Environmental Protection) officials have been ordered not to use the term “climate change” or “global warming” in any official communications, emails, or reports, according to former DEP employees, consultants, volunteers and records obtained by the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting.

    Republican governors in non-coastal states also need to get the message:

    "This could potentially become a major conflict for several Republican governors," said Barry Rabe, an expert on the politics of climate change at the University of Michigan. "We aren't just talking about coastal states."

    Climate change affects droughts, rainfall, and tornado activity. Fracking is being linked to more earthquakes, he said. "This could affect state leaders across the country.

    To be clear, this will not affect emergency

  • kcf_07757 kcf_07757 Mar 23, 2015 2:06 PM Flag

    Apparently all the statements Netanyahu made during the campaign about not allowing a Palestinian state while he was PM.... Turns on it`s head everything that the USA has been using to justify to the world for the last 4 decades why it is the only backer of the Israeli state... Now makes the USA look like a country that condones apartheid... whereas before we always stated we never did...

    Gonna be tough on our diplomats to be now telling world leaders that -- `Hey.. we were just joking back than..`

    Where as in the past Israeli leaders always hid their beliefs behind the statement `..Lets negotiate...` But now Bebe... comes right out and laughs at that...

    Puts the USA in an especially tough position when dealing with mideast governments... and basicly makes what binLaden and now ISIS is telling their people about the USA more undeniable by us....

    In a way .. ,Bebe to win his election kinda threw the USA under the bus... and I`m guessing Obama doesn`t appreciate the position he`s put us in...

  • kcf_07757 kcf_07757 Mar 12, 2015 6:11 PM Flag

    She`s better than any Republican candidate ...

    But... I still like Elizabeth Warren.... just that she needs another few years in the senate to solidify her background.... Anyone who can make the big banks and wall street krap in their pants if they cheat people has my vote.. And she does... big time... She just called out the top gov lawyer in the SEC for not enforcing all the banking laws.... just the ones he thought were worthwhile....

    Tough to argue with her because as an attorney with bankruptcy specialty and as a law professor with specialty on the finance industry --- she`s not someone that the bankers or their lobbiest can try to bambozzle with complicated terms, etc... since she`s litteraly written the book on some of it...

  • kcf_07757 kcf_07757 Mar 12, 2015 6:04 PM Flag

    Retail sales always drops after XMAS.... too many bills to pay ... add to that the worst winter in decades across large segments of the country and only a fool would think that a drop in retail sales is a precurser of the rest of the year...

    Heavy winter snows also dampened retail sales last yr too if you look at the record...

  • That speech given to the Congress 2 wks ago by the Israel PM has major fallout... in Israel and globally for the USA...

    For the PM in his home country --- elections polls as of yesterday show him now running 3 pts behind his opponent.... and opponent who is promising the voters that unlike the PM he will work to restore relations with the WH and the USA....

    For the USA ... the direct result of that speech saw the conservatives riled up and 47 of them signed a letter addressed directly to the head of a foreign country that was in negotiations with the WH to work out an agreement to bring them into a working relationship with the west if they limit their nuke ambitions... And yes the USA has been there before in the past with this -- but this negotiations has gone further than any other in the past --- To the point that even the recently retired ex Chief of the Israelis Mossad ( their intell agency similar to our CIA) told their Prime Minister and than the Israeli public that this negotiation should be pursued and not interfered with by the PM...

    But the most damaging thing is --- these 47 have inadvertently put on notice every foreign leader in the world that Congress is now the new power in the USA and not the WH when it comes to foreign policy... which means that every President now and in the future -- Dem, Repub or Indpendent --- has now been compromised by these 47 Repub senators....

    Not smart ... not smart at all.... in fact no doubt Putin and the N. koreans are probably loving it....

    We`re seeing more and more stunts like this from the Repubs in Congress -- the House and now the Senate-- We are now at the point where the Repubs have purged out any of their members who have brains and left behind for us the knuckle draggers to run their party and the Congress....

  • Reply to

    why I am not a democrat

    by hoxxy119 Mar 11, 2015 10:07 AM
    kcf_07757 kcf_07757 Mar 12, 2015 5:23 PM Flag

    LOL... I`m seeing more thumbs down than up on my post...

    Guess old Ronnie Reagan`s economic advisor Bruce Babbett was right the other day when he said that the conservatives today were `... poorly read and stupid....`...

    Why am I saying that.... cause everything I posted can be looked up on the internet or if you do the old fashion search and go to a library and look in back issues of the papers/ magazines...

    And I`m sorry if the facts don`t conform to your fantasys.... LOL...

  • Reply to

    why I am not a democrat

    by hoxxy119 Mar 11, 2015 10:07 AM
    kcf_07757 kcf_07757 Mar 11, 2015 11:28 AM Flag

    BAsicly what we have is a political game being played by Repubs and Dems on this topic....

    The problem is that you are absolutely right when you said that ...` Millions of illegals will set a new standard Of "low wage in this country. Why hire American when illegals will work for pennies. ...`

    The problem is even bigger and more dangerous because the Federal Reserve uses the statistical stat of Wages/prices.... to help gauge inflation in the country and determine if interest rates should move upward to slow inflation... something that Alan Greenspan, the ex Fed Reserve Chairman, during this time period kept telling the media and in his Congressional testimony wasn`t showing up --- (growing inflation) -- even though other Fed Region Presidents that were reporting to him (like the Dallas Fed Reg Pres) that inflation was growing dangerous in the country and interest rates needed to rise immediately or we would have a dangerous bubble burst...

    Obviously low interest rates --for too long-- helped drive the Real Estate markets and that coupled with the greed and fraud on Wall Street and the big banks .... helped create the biggest burst since 1929...

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