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  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    RICH
    There was no scrutiny by the NLRB that's why the got their ass kicked. In the last 10 years the NLRB has acted like a subsidiary of the AFL_CIO. Unfortunately the board I stacked with political appointees and not knowledgeable people.
    Dec 14 12:20 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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    A64HOO

    THE NLB GOT THEIR ASS KICKED THE LAST TIME OVER THE
    SOUTH CAROLINA PLANT.

    IF OVER TIME BOEING MIGRATES SOUTH IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE HOW FAST SEATTLE TURNS INTO DETROIT. NOTHING AGAINST THOSE CITIES JUST TO SEE HOW THE UNIONS PUSHED INDUSTRIES ELSEWHERE.
    NO MATTER HOW THEY TRY TO SPIN IT MORE AND BETTER RATED CARS ARE ASSSEMBLED AT NON UNION THAN UNION PLANTS IN THE USA.
    Dec 14 12:12 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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    Rich
    We have long lines in most areas because on a statistical level the city politicians do not provide support to the electoral process. I might add that most areas identified had democratic leadership. Now in my city they provide 200 voting machines for 35000 eligible voters and 14 days of early voting. Now if every one tried to vote between 6-8 on election day we would have 175 per machine and a five hour wait. About half either vote early or mail in their vote the rest are spread over election day. Now in my city we normally have an outstanding number of voters that vote based against other areas of the country and as such I have not had to wait more than 20 minutes to vote. Now based on what my friend in Chicago told me that his area has 100,000 voters for 75 machines so that guarantees a long wait.
    I've voted in every election since 1967, some times by mail the rest in person and in some years I had quite a wait but to say its vote suppression because of time is a stretch. In fact if they are not willing to acknowledge the great gift of being able to vote
    by complaining of time, Then I question their ability to make rational decisions in the first place.
    Dec 14 11:58 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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    rich

    I read part of the Wikipedia article but it was poorly written.
    you may have read about the nuns in Indiana. It does not explain why the nuns never took the time to get the ID's and the defense was that the state has no real record of serious voter fraud in Indiana. Now I may be a purist but the idea that we don't do something until we have a serious problem is just stupid to me. I was a Medic so I should not worry about sterile technique until a large number have infections.
    the left claims photo id requirement is voter suppression which the supreme court said in 2008 it is not.
    Now Texas has a voters ID since 2009 and in the last election(2013) I can say in my area it was enforced. I don't understand why some complain because if you want, food stamps, driver a car or unemployment payments you must have a state id card. There is no charge if you say you want to use the id to vote.
    Dec 14 10:44 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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    bob

    the Obama statement was "Change"
    looks like we got it and at the moment the polls say
    a large majority are not happy.
    Dec 13 06:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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    cowboy
    bill and barack also fit
    Dec 13 06:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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    business usual

    I need to see your figures to see how you came to make that statement. Now I understand how you can play with numbers.
    example the deficit
    http://bit.ly/1c1Ux3W

    Obama Deficits
    FY 2015*: $577 billion
    FY 2014*: $744 billion
    FY 2013: $680 billion
    FY 2012: $1,087 billion
    FY 2011: $1,300 billion
    FY 2010: $1,294 billion
    † Some people have emailed to insist that the FY 2009 deficit should be assigned to Obama
    Bush Deficits
    FY 2009†: $1,413 billion
    FY 2008: $458 billion
    FY 2007: $161 billion
    FY 2006: $248 billion
    FY 2005: $318 billion

    The main problem with the spin each group gives some of their numbers are future based. It also in political language
    if you want to raise say social sec. 4% and I want 6%
    I claim you want to cut soc sec.


    The true way is to look at now and the preceding years
    when Obama came in to office the number was 14T and its now 16T
    So at this moment he has raised the amount by 2T

    Now it's fair to say in December 2016 if debt is at 13T he cut the debt. if its 14T he neither raised or not lowered the debt.
    If its at 16 T what it is now he raised the debt.
    Dec 13 06:28 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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    bob
    here is my problem with your statements
    You never give the state you live in so having the best
    high school could mean in state A would be in the bottom
    half of state B
    When they issue the ten best high schools in the country
    two of the best high schools are in Texas.
    So to put an outrageious spin on it, texas beat 8 states by one and forty one states by 2
    The sea of red that I mentioned has a larger population than
    the city of Austin. So your assumption of low density in wrong.
    Now you mention gerrymandering check out the state of NY and IL history for the last 60 years.
    Now for the Piece de resistance of your statements
    voter suppression laws.
    Only to liberal people is asking for valid identification becomes suppression. Do you have a drivers license?
    List why they make you have a picture on a driver license
    and then refer those same qualities to voting
    I can't wait to see your answer

    As I said I'm a democrat and you embarrass me and yourself
    with comments like Republicrat politician
    As one of my teachers once said.
    "It's a sign of mental problems when during a discussion a person
    starts to use diminishing remarks. The psychologist says it's a symptom of paranoid schizophrenia"
    Dec 13 05:53 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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    BOB
    You are missing the forest for the trees in your zeal for Obamacare.
    What would you say if the site gets hacked.
    what would you say if the youth will take the fines instead of the insurance. who is going to pay the difference?
    What do you say about the Obama lie that you could keep your insurance. You should follow up on that because he ASKED the insurers to bend the rules and re insure the people. What did the media not tell you is that most state insurance department said NO
    blue and red states.
    Now the white house is asking that the insurers accept partial payments. Here is where the rubber meets the rode. The white house can ask but what happen to the insurance company who takes partial payment has a claim and never gets the remain premium? Should the White House staff make the insurance company whole?

    Now you mention the 2012 as referendum.
    Here are the questions
    Is the election for republicans and tea party members in the house
    a better referendum as it takes away block voting.
    Does the present polls which gives a change of the senate a 65% possibility bother you.
    Does the present polls which give the republican increased seats in the house bother you.

    Now based on the crash of George Bush to Bill Clinton clearly show polls 11 months before the polls should be taken with pounds of salt.
    Dec 13 05:21 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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    RICH

    The gentleman on CNBC was M. Night Shyamalan
    his book is
    I Got Schooled: The Unlikely Story of How a Moonlighting Movie Maker Learned the Five Keys to Closing America's Education Gap

    I was impressed by his presentation on squark box and his comparisons on two Philadelphia schools.

    I intend to read the book but that will be 1Q 2014.

    I'm all for anything that will improve the education systems.
    from my own experience I saw that throwing money is not the answer. Rice high school in Harlem was 90% black and was operated by the Irish Christian brothers, All most everyone went to college. Three blocks away was a public high school. The public school should have put a sign out Ebonics spoken here. The city spent 3 times the amount that Rice did and got a sterling 40% graduation rate. And if you can't speak proper English your not going to get a white collar job and if you do not have a talent or skill
    you are going nowhere.

    the main problem when using Finland as an example is its population
    which is less that the people on Long Island NY
    Finland 5.5 mil LI,NY 7.5 MIL
    Dec 13 04:56 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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    rich

    I have no clue in Canada however I have a lot friends and family in education here in the USA and under 7 was the average that they agreed on. Now in the NY schools classes were 9 to 3 with a half hour lunch
    so the work day is 5 1/2 hours so I assume they built in 1-1.15 for prep. According to a gentleman last week on CNBC Finland has the best numbers however when you place white Americans only, they blow away the numbers of Finland. On one hand that's a good fact but the fact that minorities are behind is not. He wrote a book which at the moment escapes me. I will get his name and the title in case you want to research. I do remember two recommendations he made which one of which my school district
    in NY implemented. He said within school grounds they should have day care on each side of the school day.
    He also said that the school year should be expanded.
    Now the high school I went to had a lot of minority students and we all have done well. In the neighborhood where I lived the public high school each year started 55 minority to 45 white and after 4 years the graduation rate was 60 white and 40% minority. My guess drugs were a major factor.
    Dec 13 04:03 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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    bob123
    you can look up how much has been spent by Obama over the nearly 5 years in office try the DOD and CBO congressional record websites.
    you can see how many military were killed and maimed by DOD or VA websites. Those are KNOWN figures that can be looked up.
    Issa wants to know when Hillary and Rice knew the truth and why Rice lied on the sunday talk shows. The time line given by both don't match with the facts. Now we know Hillary lied about white water and the box in the white house and we know bill Clinton lost his law license for lying. You might also ask why Michelle and Barack Obama have not renewed their law licenses.
    Now this might be a tidbit or a false lead. A husband and wife can not testify against each other however a husband and wife who are both lawyers do not have the same defense because they are "officers of the court"
    Dec 13 03:16 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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    bob123

    it is you that are accepting labels. The Cubans in Florida are not democrats. The Mexicans who were incorporated into Texas in the 1800's are not democrats. The Mexicans who came illegally in the 60s are the democrats. See you have been to Texas the you saw all those Hispanic names of republican office holders. When you go for cheap shot like "unregulated fertilizer plants" know what your talking about the federal EPA approved the site before the schools were put up. How many times did the Bayway refinery have fires in NJ right next to schools or the love canal problem in upstate NY where a few schools were contaminated. you said
    I have no problem paying a dime or two more for a gallon of gas if that makes the difference to live there or not.
    Here's the question
    For the 10 or 20 cents a gallon what actual benefit can you identify
    from it.
    In many places you do have a benefits for paying extra but when you actually drill down and research most are not.
    Example teachers get paid around $45,000 so 52 weeks at 40 hours most people work they come to $21.63
    when in reality teachers work 180 days and most less that 7 hours
    that comes to $35.72. a 60% difference.
    my daughter is a teacher so I'm don't have an ax to grind.
    As I live near Austin its a blue dot in a sea of red. The joke here is
    the gringo(Anglos) democrats who are in charge have the most illegals in the area. While the Tejas (indigenous Mexicans) republicans have the least in Travis, Williamson and Hays counties.
    Dec 13 02:57 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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    bob

    the same holds true to harry reid in the senate but you seem to have a blind towards democrats
    Dec 13 02:13 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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    bob123
    banks have advantages over many people because of their funds to invest and the average person has an IQ of 10 when it comes to finances. when you were in high school did they teach you what a checkbook was? 80% of US kids are not taught it
    From a legal standpoint do you know why it better 90% time to use a credit card and not a debit card?
    credit card forces the bank to get involved legally.
    a debit card its you against the vendor the bank has no legal obligation to help you.
    As to Madoff he prayed on rich and under informed. Many were like kevin bacon great actor, nice guy paid the wrong people to watch his money. The only way to fix any medical insurance is to require the individual to co pay 5%. if your mom and everybody else had to pay 5% you could bet the bills would be reviewed and their would be less fraud.
    They can't prosecute the doctors because it not illegal for a doctor no to follow a living will in most states. blame the politicians.
    Dec 13 02:11 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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