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vt_investor 345 posts  |  Last Activity: 52 minutes ago Member since: Apr 29, 1999
  • Reply to

    +218K private jobs in July per ADP

    by unclefulbert Jul 30, 2014 8:58 AM
    vt_investor vt_investor Jul 30, 2014 10:33 AM Flag

    That's a big problem. What do we do to fix it?

    - Few are now needed to answer to phone now. Computers provide the answers that most customers want.
    - Fewer peoepl are needed to stand behind the counter to sell stuff now. The sales counter for many is now a web page.
    - No one is needed to paint or bolt on fenders now. That's all done by robots now.
    - And soon even more will be replaced by various forms of automation, including truck drivers, paralegals, cooks, highway construction and repair, taxi drivers, janitors, bank tellers, mail carriers, security guards, teachers, roofers, window washers, more sales clerks, more factory workers, loan offices, and more.

    What do we do to address these changes that are coming along faster and faster?

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Question

    by stvbba Jul 30, 2014 9:06 AM
    vt_investor vt_investor Jul 30, 2014 10:12 AM Flag

    What is it and where would I have to go to see it?

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    The fallacy of the Obama recovery

    by springer_1994 Jul 29, 2014 11:52 AM
    vt_investor vt_investor Jul 30, 2014 10:03 AM Flag

    For some reason, my second response addressing your other points got deleted by y! I don't have time to type the whole thing again, but here's part of t, which addresses your reply.

    3. Kill Obamacare, Homeland Security, reduce the IRS - downsize government.

    Down sizing the IRS would help us a lot. As long as we can keep the tax laws complicated, and the IRS small, we can save a lot of money in our tax returns.They'll not even get looked at in most cases. Our lawyers can easily keep our tax costs down. Killing Homeland Security would be great! HS does a few thigh, with a mixed blessing for us. Their cybesecurity would add to our costs defending out internet presence. We might hire some network specialists to help protect us, or we could just abandon the net and return to advertising in the Lady's home journal. Also, when an fif the HS border security is gone, then all the employees that got sent home would be back in a minute, many with friends who might even work for less than $5/hour! And if the government downsize also included getting ride of the EPA, then we could save a lot on dealing with leftover paint, degreaser, and lots of other stuff w don't want.and could easily send up our chimneys and dump on the ground somewhere.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Global warming--the real story

    by w.heinlein Jul 29, 2014 5:20 PM
    vt_investor vt_investor Jul 30, 2014 4:00 AM Flag

    What past questionable calls and statements? The NOAA National Weather Service forecasts are the best ones around. They are what farmers, pilots, and many others depend on. They've got the best historical data, the best tools, and the best forecasts around. Beliefs never trump real data. Never.

    Sentiment: Hold

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    The fallacy of the Obama recovery

    by springer_1994 Jul 29, 2014 11:52 AM
    vt_investor vt_investor Jul 30, 2014 1:50 AM Flag

    That's a fine list of possibilities, Springer. now let's see what might happen if they were to occur. Consider what might happen to our company, VT-Springer, Inc. our conglomerate that delivers products and services in a number of areas. And cetainly our three primary goals are these:
    1. Create big profits.
    2. Reduce costs.
    3. Make sure we make big profits (did I mention that already?)

    1. Deport all illegal aliens and their families - we don't need to the costs of supporting them
    Our north Carolina child care services division would have a big problem. Might be a problem in the meat packing plants, and the tomato farms, too. We'd lose all our $5/hour workers. Do you think you can find enough who want to do their jobs at $5/hour? Don't worry, it would only be part time. (But see below, for a possible solution).

    2. Require workfare not welfare it's a helping hand - not how to make a living.
    How would that work? More than half of all welfare recipients are on welfare for less than 12 months. How would that work for the housewife with 3 kids, who's husband is in the hospital being treated for cancer? Or for the PFC's wife at home with 2 kids while he is overseas. Or teh farm worker who is let go in January and February,and rehired when the growing season begins again. What workfare jobs would you offer/require for these people? But, maybe we can find a way to hire them in our factories, meat packing plants, or child care or retail divisions for very low pay, and let the government give them health care, and food stamps.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    The fallacy of the Obama recovery

    by springer_1994 Jul 29, 2014 11:52 AM
    vt_investor vt_investor Jul 30, 2014 1:09 AM Flag

    Springer, I agree. I don't think that a few millionaires will do much. Especially foreign millionaires. We've already got plenty of millionaires here - 9.6 million of them at the last count. What Detroit really needs are some good businesses to replace the auto industry. Over the past few decades, the auto industry in Michigan has lost at least 80% of it's jobs, due to automation, and competition from other auto companies. Bringing in some of today's new growth industries would do more for Detroit, than anything else. And there are lots of growth industries to chose from: 3D printing, materials, including carbon fibers, and new structural plastics, CAD systems, solar power, electric power line technologies and construction, cloud computing, scientific & technical consulting, robotics, and some more. There is already considerable expertise in the auto industry in some of these growth areas. A few spin-offs might be the best thing to happen to Detroit now!

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    The fallacy of the Obama recovery

    by springer_1994 Jul 29, 2014 11:52 AM
    vt_investor vt_investor Jul 29, 2014 12:25 PM Flag

    So, springer, what would you do to fix the economy?

    What would you do to give everyone good high paying jobs?

    What would you do to to keep prices flat, or to even bring them down?

    What would you do to increase the demand for new houses?

    What would you do to sell all the empty houses in Detroit (and elsewhere), and fill them with happy, well paid families?

    Please let us know exactly what you would to fix all these problems.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Carly Fiorina Wants Back In The Spotlight

    by trueallday Jul 29, 2014 10:55 AM
    vt_investor vt_investor Jul 29, 2014 12:07 PM Flag

    There are lots of ex-HPQ employees in the state and the area who remember her leadership abilities well. We'll see how that works out for her.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • vt_investor vt_investor Jul 28, 2014 3:01 PM Flag

    Yes, plenty of documented cases, -- and 1,035 deaths at the last count a day or so ago.

    Genocide is genocide, whether you are aiming at Israel or Gaza. One's not going to end, without the other ending. Who is going to take the moral high ground and stop this?

    Sentiment: Hold

  • vt_investor vt_investor Jul 28, 2014 2:37 PM Flag

    Yahoo has removed my past 3 attempts to post here, I'll just say thta my post was similar to your's WH.

    Also, the population density there is a little more then 13,000 people per square mile. That's about the same as Boston. When the population is that dense, people are not human shields, but simply targets.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • vt_investor vt_investor Jul 28, 2014 1:58 PM Flag

    Yup, sent back - except for the ones who are taking care of our children, or fixing our roads in 100 degree heat, or cleaning our toilets.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • vt_investor vt_investor Jul 28, 2014 1:51 PM Flag

    They and most others do seem to be reacting strongly to the current dead tolls. According to a recent report the current death toll is as follows:

    Israel: 8
    Gaza Palestinians: 1,035 (including 150 children)

    And that report was from a while ago, so the numbers are almost certainly higher than that now. And there are many thousands more who are severely injured.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Uh, since when?

    by springer_1994 Jul 28, 2014 11:31 AM
    vt_investor vt_investor Jul 28, 2014 12:23 PM Flag

    Since they have been here! It doesn't matter whether we are Sioux or Muslim; Catholic or Unitarian; Hispanic or Hindi; Irish or Vietnamese. We have all contributed our own threads to the "fabric of this nation". And each new thread makes it stronger.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    What Would Willard Do?

    by w.heinlein Jul 27, 2014 6:18 PM
    vt_investor vt_investor Jul 27, 2014 10:14 PM Flag

    And then there is this recent Romney quote, from the Washington Post:

    "I do believe it's important for us, before the presidential contest in 2016, to finally have immigration reform in place," Romney said in Iowa, according to the Des Moines Register. "I just don't think it's healthy for the country to continue to have this issue open and unresolved, particularly with so many families that are waiting for the answers."

    I'm not sure he would have had any easier time getting this done, though.

    I think the biggest difference might have been his appointments to courts, committees, and commissions. And he might have been able to convince Congress to spend more, mostly on military equipment and R&D, as well.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    Obama lies again....another IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE

    by c8w73 Jul 26, 2014 3:34 PM
    vt_investor vt_investor Jul 26, 2014 7:37 PM Flag

    Wait, where in the Constitution does it say that deporting more illegals than GWB did is an impeachable offense. In fact, where does it say that lying is an impeachable offense?

    Sentiment: Hold

  • vt_investor vt_investor Jul 26, 2014 10:11 AM Flag

    In most cases, email on intermediate nodes is only backed up long enough to assure it's delivery to the destination server. And then at the destination (your corporate or government agency server), it is keep only as long as corporate policies (and disk space availability) requires. Our bosses continually asked us to delete old email and to keep email files small. There were a rotating series of disk backups (some off site), but even those only dated back a few years. As Congress has limited the age that psat audits can be done, legally much of that information may not be required to be saved by congress for very long.

    Do you know how long Congress required the IRS to save such information? Do you know what the IRS disk backup policies were and are?

    Sentiment: Hold

  • vt_investor vt_investor Jul 26, 2014 9:51 AM Flag

    Impeaching anyone for purely political reasons is never a good idea. Otherwise, GWB might have been impeached for ignoring warnings in April and May 2001 that al qaeda operatives were in the US and planning an imminent attack. Or that Ronald Reagan doubled the national debt. We need to remember that American citizens elected the president, an they get the guy they elected and wherever decisions he makes. The Constitution makes it clear that only criminal activities should be considered for impeachment.

    I'm pretty sure that a focus on solving the real problems that face us would be a much better idea to gain votes, than wasting time on an impeachment. Congress should be in session 6days a week, 10 hours a day actually discussion the real problems than need to be fixed, and doing something about them. They should be focused on doing everything they can do to make this government work, as the Constitution directs. If they won't spend the time to make it work, then let's put someone in there who will do that.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • 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

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