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  • vt_investor vt_investor Jul 24, 2014 11:45 PM Flag

    That appears to put you in good company - Belarus, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Pakistan, Uganda, Vietnam, and Yemen all continue to support capital punishment - botched or not.

    Drug companies in the US and the rest of the world, as well, have refused to sell drugs that can be used for executions because they support the Hippocratic Oath, as well as the 10 commandments, and in particular the Commandment that says, "Thou Shalt Not Kill".

    There appear to still be a few countries that have not yet read the Hippocratic Oath or the 10 commandments, but the list is getting shorter all the time.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • vt_investor vt_investor Jul 24, 2014 11:01 PM Flag

    Yes, congress can - and did - decide when it would recess. They made a law that Congress would adjourn, essentially for the month of August in the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1970. Perhaps they will be able to read the law closely enough to follow that law and recess, without really recessing. But, that law does require them to adjourn, unless we are in a state of war (Congress having declared war).Who know how (or if) they plan to follow that law.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    4.7 Gigawatts!!! Tom! How Am I Going To Do It???

    by trueallday Jul 24, 2014 3:18 PM
    vt_investor vt_investor Jul 24, 2014 6:19 PM Flag

    And then there's those solar freakin' roadways. (Google it). Not this year, but, solar generation in lots of ways is increasing at an exponential rate now.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • vt_investor vt_investor Jul 24, 2014 6:07 PM Flag

    And Obama may give them something more to talk about if he makes a bunch of recess appointments in August, when Congress must, by law, recess. There are still dozens of judgeships and committee appointments that the Senate has, so far, refused to discuss. This August's legally required recess might be a good time to finally fill some of them.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    More on unemployment

    by w.heinlein Jul 24, 2014 11:16 AM
    vt_investor vt_investor Jul 24, 2014 12:33 PM Flag

    Yes fairly recently it appears - just 5 years ago or so. But don't worry, he'll forget all about that as soon a the next Republican president is elected.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Obamacare at work

    by springer_1994 Jul 24, 2014 8:05 AM
    vt_investor vt_investor Jul 24, 2014 8:40 AM Flag

    It's good that holes in the registration process are being filled in, but when I read that report, i wondered why it was even an issue.

    Why would anyone even consider creating and paying for a health insurance policy that they couldn't use? (It's not for them, but for a fake name, so they can't use the policy themselves). Might a criminal insurance company try it, to get paid for doing nothing?

    Maybe that's why no one has yet been arrested for trying it. Insurance companies have many easier and legal ways to make a good buck from those they insure.

    And if these are the kinds of things that are being checked for now, then it looks like the registration process is in pretty good shape.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Good News On Long Term Unemployed

    by w.heinlein Jul 23, 2014 3:03 PM
    vt_investor vt_investor Jul 24, 2014 12:07 AM Flag

    Springer: "States with LOW populations appear to have high percentage rates - while states with very large populations appear to have minimal percentage rates"

    Springer, that's not at all so. There is no real correlation between the size (population) of a state and their percentage enrollment in food stamps (SNAP). On the high end, one state had a relatively high enrollment in food stamps: 15.8% of Texans are on food stamps, but in California, the opposite is the case, as just 10.4% of Californians were in food stamps. At the other end of the scale, with smaller states, we find that 15.4% of Vermonters were on food stamps, while just 8.9% of New Hampshire residents were in food stamps. (Note that these numbers are all for 2012)

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Good News On Long Term Unemployed

    by w.heinlein Jul 23, 2014 3:03 PM
    vt_investor vt_investor Jul 23, 2014 11:42 PM Flag

    90 million out of work? That's nearly 1/3 of the entire US populations. You must be counting 8 year olds who are not at school for summer vacation, 80 year olds who are retired and just don't want to work any more, people in hospitals being treated for illness and who can't work, and house wives who are home taking care of the kids and who don't want to or need to work for pay. Good counting and covering all the bases, though!

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Obama's vacation time excessive

    by springer_1994 Jul 23, 2014 7:52 AM
    vt_investor vt_investor Jul 23, 2014 1:21 PM Flag

    Wow! You are correct! They do not count when we are discussing the fact that Obama is a middle of the road sort of politician and president.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Obamacare is dying....

    by c8w73 Jul 22, 2014 3:48 PM
    vt_investor vt_investor Jul 23, 2014 1:23 AM Flag

    And this might also have an (somewhat) unexpected consequence. A bunch of red states might decide to create their own exchanges, and accept the Medicaid money. Arizona, North Dakota, and Arkansas have recently accepted the Medicaid funds. Missouri, Indiana, Utah, and Pennsylvania are considering doing the same. Other states may very well do the same, to keep their own decisions from closing more of the hospitals in their state, and to keep state taxpayers from having to pay for the health care of more and more of their citizens. The red states certainly appear to be the big losers in this battle, so far, at least if the measure is taxpayer costs, and state citizens covered.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Obamacare is dying....

    by c8w73 Jul 22, 2014 3:48 PM
    vt_investor vt_investor Jul 22, 2014 3:59 PM Flag

    That ruling only affects red states, states that don't have their own Obamacare exchanges, but instead depend on the feds to do it for them . Yet something else to kick red states further down the ladder. If you don't let anyone know that you know you are committing suicide, is that an act of god?

    Sentiment: Hold

  • vt_investor vt_investor Jul 22, 2014 3:45 PM Flag

    What's your list of states with senate elections this year? Which of the states in my list are not on your list?

    Sentiment: Hold

  • vt_investor vt_investor Jul 22, 2014 2:58 PM Flag

    do you mean in states such as Alaska, Arkansas, Louisiana, Georgia, Kentucky, West Virginia, Montana, Iowa, and North Carolina?

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Obama takes unprecedented action

    by springer_1994 Jul 22, 2014 12:40 PM
    vt_investor vt_investor Jul 22, 2014 1:07 PM Flag

    But his predecessor had Putin figured out and did much better"

    "The first meeting between the U.S. President George W. Bush and the Russian President Vladimir Putin took place on June 16, 2001... At the time Bush said: "I looked the man in the eye. I found him to be very straight forward and trustworthy and we had a very good dialogue. I was able to get a sense of his soul."

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    The mindset of illegal aliens

    by springer_1994 Jul 22, 2014 9:20 AM
    vt_investor vt_investor Jul 22, 2014 10:34 AM Flag

    The business owners think they need them. Otherwise, they would not hire them.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    The mindset of illegal aliens

    by springer_1994 Jul 22, 2014 9:20 AM
    vt_investor vt_investor Jul 22, 2014 10:15 AM Flag

    Yes, not all businesses, just the farmers, coal miners, house painters, roofers, construction companies, high tech, meat packers, bakers, child care, warehouse and shipping, elderly care, hospitals, retail stores, environmental cleanup, bars, churches, drug stores, manufacturing, and more...

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Time to cut off ALL federal monies

    by springer_1994 Jul 22, 2014 8:21 AM
    vt_investor vt_investor Jul 22, 2014 9:55 AM Flag

    I think he assumed that you would apply the same logic to other groups, like the Koch Bros. oil companies, for example. He may have forgotten that we are talking Springer logic, here!

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Obama, objectively II

    by w.heinlein Jul 21, 2014 11:43 AM
    vt_investor vt_investor Jul 21, 2014 2:29 PM Flag

    Conquered territory?? no one has conquered territory in a war since Germany conquered Poland and France. And we all know how well that turned out!

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Hey America!

    by vt_investor Jul 18, 2014 8:23 AM
    vt_investor vt_investor Jul 21, 2014 12:14 AM Flag

    Typo: - to a tree or a zucchini nearby

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Hey America!

    by vt_investor Jul 18, 2014 8:23 AM
    vt_investor vt_investor Jul 20, 2014 11:25 PM Flag

    Heat is always a trade-off. We burn wood because it returns co2 to the air that was there 20 years ago, and it will return to a tree of zucchini nearby soon. That's much better than burning fossil fuels that contain carbon that was in the air millions of years ago.

    What's this elk stuff? The nearest elk for me is probably 1,000 miles away. But maybe with the proper scope, I can get one! You better duck!

    Sentiment: Hold

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