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vt_investor 273 posts  |  Last Activity: 20 minutes ago Member since: Apr 29, 1999
  • vt_investor vt_investor Jan 11, 2015 11:38 PM Flag

    Tell your neighbor that she's got the wrong car for that type of travel. A hybrid would be much better. She should be able to find one that gets 40 or 50 miles, at least on a charge, and uses a gas engine to fill in after that. Total round trip for her would then use maybe 3 gallons of gas, if that. I do hear that batteries that will last for 200 miles or more should be available in a few years. They are getting better all the time. The Saudis should be scared!

    Sentiment: Hold

  • vt_investor vt_investor Jan 11, 2015 1:42 PM Flag

    Yes, what can we d to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and the mentally ill? Is every effort to do that in opposition to the 2nd amendment? Does the 2nd amendment defend the rights of criminals and the mentally ill t own as many guns as they wish?

    Sentiment: Hold

  • vt_investor vt_investor Jan 10, 2015 4:55 PM Flag

    Yes, exactly. We have all been watching our use of drop for the past decade. With the new technologies like this car from GM, and others from every other manufacturer, the drop in the use of oil can only accelerate. The Saudis and everyone else are working hard to protect their diminishing market share.

    And at the same time more and more people are putting solar panels on their roofs. After they have paid off the initial investment, that will be a source of nearly free electricity to power their cars, and everything else. In another 10 or 20 years this will be a very different - and very electric - world. Plan your future investments carefully!

    Sentiment: Hold

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    If we continue to elect...

    by ndfirstsection Jan 9, 2015 3:35 PM
    vt_investor vt_investor Jan 10, 2015 4:26 PM Flag

    He must be talking about those guys with the names Boehner and McConnell. They are the guys who completely control what we do (or don't do) to address the problems that we face. They're the ones who just took over the House and Senate. So far, it still appears that they and Congress remain focused on how best to do nothing.

    Sentiment: Hold

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    If we continue to elect...

    by ndfirstsection Jan 9, 2015 3:35 PM
    vt_investor vt_investor Jan 10, 2015 12:20 PM Flag

    Where did you get these numbers? There are lots of ways to look at corporate taxes. One recent study showed that that in 2010, profitable corporations based in the United States had an effective federal tax rate of 13 percent on their worldwide income, 17 percent including state and local taxes. More recently, in Tax Notes magazine, the G.A.O. economists who conducted the original study acknowledged that averaging their results over several years and including foreign taxes, would raise the effective corporate tax rate to 22.9 percent.

    In addition, how much do you think that corporate taxes should be raised for companies who hire employees at such low rates that their employees must depend on government welfare for basic survival - for food stamps, Medicaid, housing supplements, etc. Or do you think that it's right for companies to depend on taxpayers to pay many of their employees for them? According to a number of studies, the largest group of food stamp and Medicaid recipients is Wal mart employees, with each Walmart associate receiving an average of about $1,000 in taxpayer assistance. And Walmart is closely followed by dozens of other companies, many of them are retailers, like Walmart, or restaurants, like McD's. Do you think it's best for all taxpayers to help these companies pay their employees, or for the companies, themselves, and their customers, to do the job?

    Sentiment: Hold

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    If we continue to elect...

    by ndfirstsection Jan 9, 2015 3:35 PM
    vt_investor vt_investor Jan 10, 2015 2:03 AM Flag

    "continue to elect leftists"? you mean like Dwight Eisenhower, JFK, LBJ, and Richard Nixon?

    Sentiment: Hold

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    President Obama has been an incredible # 1 President

    by fucavnyc Nov 20, 2014 11:06 PM
    vt_investor vt_investor Jan 9, 2015 2:47 PM Flag

    It all depends on who the opponent is, doesn't it? Which 2016 candidate do you think could get a vote from more than half of Americans? Bobby Jindal? Marco Rubio? Chris Christie? Rand Paul? Ted Cruz? Rich Perry? Carly Fiorina? Jeb Bush? Mike Huckabee?

    Sentiment: Hold

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    The French brothers

    by w.heinlein Jan 8, 2015 6:03 PM
    vt_investor vt_investor Jan 8, 2015 9:32 PM Flag

    A generation ago, in the 60's and 70's, it was the young left-wingers who were building the bombs, and shooting those they disagreed with. This time, it's the young conservatives who are the terrorists. The one constant in these terrorists is that they are and were all young. And they were most often drop-outs, and not well cared for by their parents or teachers. It doesn't help at all now that Muslims make up about 25% of the entire world population - about 2 billion of them. It is also the case that more then 2/3 of all Muslims are under 30 years old, and often poor, hungry, and not well educated. The left-wing terrorist 50 years ago were also often poor and poorly cared for (especially in Europe, but also in the US).

    More than anything, we may need to put more effort into caring for our children, nationwide, and worldwide, and helping them to both contribute to and benefit from our various societies.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • vt_investor vt_investor Jan 8, 2015 9:15 PM Flag

    Congress can appoint a special prosecutor any time they want. But what does that have to do with confirming a replacement for the current Attorney General? Congress can do either, or both, as the wish, or nothing at all, which has been their MO for quite a while.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • vt_investor vt_investor Jan 8, 2015 9:07 PM Flag

    I'd almost agree with the move to raise the "full time" working hours to 40 hours/week, although as far as the ACA goes, I'd completely remove that requirement, and not require any US company, of any size, to provide health insurance for their employees.

    In trade for doing that, I'd then add an amendment that would add a big tax penalty for any company who employed people who also needed to use government welfare to survive. Any employee who needed to collect welfare, food stamps, Medicaid, housing benefits, etc. Make the employers cover what tax payers now spend to cover their employees. If we do that then we don't need to make employers do anything. They can chose to pay their employees anything they want, but if they don't pay enough to keep their employees off the welfare rolls, then some of the profits for owners and managers will need to go to the IRS to make sure the welfare their employees collect is paid for.

    Simple. Good for tax payers of all sorts, and employers can be as responsible as they wish.

    Sentiment: Hold

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    The Attack in France

    by w.heinlein Jan 8, 2015 1:12 PM
    vt_investor vt_investor Jan 8, 2015 4:38 PM Flag

    Yes, you have your guns. Probably why you also have 5 times as many executions as the next state in the execution list, since 1976. Half of all execution in the southern states, and almost half in the entire nation.. Five times the number of executions in the Midwest, 6 times the number in the western states, and more than 100 times the number of executions in the northeast. Just in one state - Texas.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • vt_investor vt_investor Jan 8, 2015 4:28 PM Flag

    Sounds like a Mexican standoff. If Holder's the guy they want, that's the guy they got.

    Sentiment: Hold

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    On this day in history...

    by ndfirstsection Jan 8, 2015 2:17 PM
    vt_investor vt_investor Jan 8, 2015 3:49 PM Flag

    Yes, inflation is part of it. Hughes' $1.5 billion would be worth about $10 billion in today's dollars. But, as you can see, only a small part of it!

    Sentiment: Hold

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    On this day in history...

    by ndfirstsection Jan 8, 2015 2:17 PM
    vt_investor vt_investor Jan 8, 2015 3:35 PM Flag

    A war on wealth?? If so, he certainly lost. When LBJ made that peach the only American billionaire was Howard Hughes, who had about $1,5 billion. Today we now have more than 2,300 American billionaires, with Bill Gates heading the list at more than $80 billion, closely followed by Warren Buffett at more then $50 billion.

    Sentiment: Hold

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    Changing Mind on Keystone XL

    by trueallday Jan 8, 2015 9:17 AM
    vt_investor vt_investor Jan 8, 2015 3:19 PM Flag

    Yes, Springer, if we were to run a pipeline carrying our oil across Canada to be shipped to Japan and China, that might be considered "screwing" our neighbor and ally.... But that's not what's happening.

    Sentiment: Hold

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    Changing Mind on Keystone XL

    by trueallday Jan 8, 2015 9:17 AM
    vt_investor vt_investor Jan 8, 2015 2:56 PM Flag

    I agree, springer. And i would support a reasonably placed pipeline that carries oil for our own use. But why bear any risk or cost at all for a pipeline that is just for the benefit of the Canadians?

    Sentiment: Hold

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    The Attack in France

    by w.heinlein Jan 8, 2015 1:12 PM
    vt_investor vt_investor Jan 8, 2015 2:52 PM Flag

    Oh, and for those who have never read "Charlie Hebdo", it is a slightly more erudite, and much more political version of our "Mad" magazine. They are not at all sympathetic to any politicians (especially conservative ones), or conservative religious leaders, either. Conservative Catholics and Muslims have all been attacked.

    Sentiment: Hold

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    The Attack in France

    by w.heinlein Jan 8, 2015 1:12 PM
    vt_investor vt_investor Jan 8, 2015 2:46 PM Flag

    Charlie Hebdo is a left wing paper that has been around for a long time. I'm not sure where th e"Charlie" comes from (Maybe something like John Kennedy. Jr.'s "George"). "Hebdo" is a slang shortening of the word hebdomadaire, which means "weekly".

    Certainly AQ wants to "spread the word" and help people do their thing in all the big western counties. A few hundred citizens of every western country is now in Syria fighting and learning their techniques. There are many extremely conservative young people in every country like the alleged Paris killers. The WTC bombers, Tim McVeigh, and many more, who are either politically conservative, or religiously conservative. These people usually work mostly alone (although the Internet, does help them communicate more easily now).. AQ is working hard to help them do AQ's work now.

    Unfortunately, this leads directly toward, and is part of, extreme religious nationalism, and ethnic nationalism. These movements are in direct opposition to democracy, because they want to.attack and separate from those of different nationalities, religions, and political and ethnic backgrounds. And their only solution is violence aimed at anyone who differs. You mentioned Martine LePen. she, and her father Jean-Marie have been the long-time leaders of the French Front National, a very nationalistic (both ethnic and political), right-wing political party. This is an especially interesting position in France, where people still speak at least a dozen different regional languages and cultures that are not French, including Breton, Langue d'Oc, Basque, Romandie, and many more.

    Sentiment: Hold

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    Changing Mind on Keystone XL

    by trueallday Jan 8, 2015 9:17 AM
    vt_investor vt_investor Jan 8, 2015 1:49 PM Flag

    "to safely and efficiently move energy and raw materials to fuel our nation"

    And therein lies the key. Why should we build a pipeline that threatens our aquifers and farmland, no matter how much, when that particular pipeline does little to nothing to fuel our nation, or our nation's economy? Instead it will fuel the economy of our neighbor to the north - a nation who so far has refused to build a pipeline to do the same thing (move their oil to their shore for export) at home.

    Let's build the pipelines that we really need right here at home. Pipelines to move natural gas from the Midwest to the east and west coasts. Build pipelines to move oil from the Midwest to the east coast and west coast to fuel our American cars with our American oil. But why build a pipeline to move Canadian oil to our coast to ship overseas. That's just us bearing the risks for their gains. Let the Canadians carry their own weight and do what they want themselves, at home. If we need to import Canadian oil for our own use, that's great. Let's do it, as we have already done, but otherwise let them do what they want at home.

    Sentiment: Hold

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    Changing Mind on Keystone XL

    by trueallday Jan 8, 2015 9:17 AM
    vt_investor vt_investor Jan 8, 2015 12:09 PM Flag

    Well, as Obama has created more than 5 million jobs in his first 6 years (compared with GWB's 1.2 million jobs created in his full 8 year term), it looks like Obama is well on his way to achieving what he wanted.

    Sentiment: Hold

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