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Impact of recent interest rate jumps.
on 8 Jul 2013
, latest 8 years ago Has anybody noticed a market shift now that interest rates have climbed 30%? I still don't see any inventory around here so it seems that the market isn't changing. What's...
Sell or rent old house?
on 5 May 2013
, latest 8 years ago Ground breaking on my new home starts next week. We expect completion in November. I'm not sure what to do with my current place. We had it appraised last year...
kidnapper sounds a lot like patnet posters
on 4 Feb 2013
, latest 8 years ago http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02 I wouldnt be surprised if he was a regular here.
dumb ass loses his right to carry a gun.
on 22 Jan 2013
, latest 8 years ago http://www.salon.com/2013/01/1 Making sure the "wrong people" don't have guns is apparently as simple as watching YouTube.
Why gun control wont really work.
on 10 Jan 2013
, latest 8 years ago I'm completely anti gun, but I've concluded that in the long run, gun control can't work. The reason is 3d printers. I've now seen two very good proposals for how...
Does anyone have experience with building a custom home?
on 17 Nov 2012
, latest 8 years ago I've decided that since I have to live out in the 'burbs anyway, I might as well live in the perfect house. 9 out of 10 builders around here just...
Why aren't houses much smaller?
on 12 May 2012
, latest 9 years ago With everything going digital, there's little need for storage for books, movies, or music. Appliances, electronics, and heating / cooling / plumbing equipment has all radically shrunk in size to...
Happy Loyalty day!
on 1 May 2012
, latest 9 years ago I celebrated by not committing treason. How about you?
Why are Romney and Santorum so awkward?
on 28 Feb 2012
Posted 9 years ago Watching these guys talk is so bizarre. It reminds me of highschool, when the freshmen would have to give a speech in front of the class. These are both extremely...
Shared without comment.
on 17 Jan 2012
, latest 9 years ago http://www.pnas.org/content/ea
Why do Republicans want a second Obama term so badly?
on 22 Jan 2012
, latest 9 years ago The way this primary is going, it's pretty clear that the Republicans are no longer even pretending to care about the election. Instead, this seems like a fairly public battle...
If you were president, how would you have handled the NDAA?
on 11 Jan 2012
, latest 9 years ago I've seen a lot of people criticizing obama for not vetoing the NDAA due to the provisions "re asserting" the executive branch's authority to detain terrorism suspects without trial. While...
Atheist jerk dies
on 15 Dec 2011
, latest 9 years ago Not that he was a jerk for being an atheist, of course. https://www.google.com/search?
Happy Birthday, Jesus!
on 24 Dec 2011
, latest 9 years ago I don't really give a damn if you were just a nutty dude who wanted people to be nice to each other or some divine being. Anyone who gives me...
New year, same problem. What to do with $100k?
on 3 Dec 2011
, latest 9 years ago Hello patnet. Last year I had $100k and no good investment options. I decided to dump $50k into my house ($25k in remodeling, $25k paid towards the principal on my...
Where did the anti-science/technology mentality of American society come from?
on 29 Jan 2011
, latest 9 years ago Something I've noticed a lot as I've gotten older is that american society has become increasingly hostile towards science and technology. Now, obviously we love the fruits of this stuff....
Republicans are cowards
on 27 Nov 2011
, latest 9 years ago Reading this made me actually laugh out loud: http://www.cnn.com/2011/11/27/ Apparently "across the board spending cut" is automatically weighted too heavily against the military. Of course, these are the same people...
Is the GOP intentionally throwing 2012?
on 9 Nov 2011
, latest 9 years ago After watching Rick Perry struggle to name three departments of the executive branch, I came to the conclusion that the GOP has no intention of competing in 2012. I'm about...
Why are Republicans campaigning on raising taxes?
on 25 Oct 2011
, latest 10 years ago Herman Cain's proposed policy would raise taxes on about half of all Americans. Rick Perry's proposed policy would raise taxes on about 90% of all Americans. I...don't get it. Are...
Is Romney a total moron?
on 8 Sep 2011
, latest 10 years ago I've seen a few articles discussing Rick Perry's intelligence, but for the most part I think he just plays dumb when pandering to his base. Romney, on the other hand,...
Republicans got their wish
on 5 Aug 2011
, latest 10 years ago We starved the beast and now its dead. A bathtub now holds the corpse. Reliving the 19th century is'going to be awesome. I can be the next billy the kid#politics
I can't wait to be a member of the privileged class
on 29 Jul 2011
, latest 10 years ago Since it has become clear that the tea party has taken over the government and wants to eliminate social safety nets and the middle class in general, I've decided to...
The best part of the coming shutdown: It'll end the wars.
on 23 Feb 2011
, latest 10 years ago Americans love the wars, despite polls to the contrary. Most will say something vague about not being happy about the direction that they're going, but outright criticism of the wars...
Government overthrow of the week: Algeria
on 12 Feb 2011
, latest 10 years ago http://mashable.com/2011/02/12 The last time this many countries had this many unhappy citizens it resulted in world war 2.
on 23 Jan 2011
, latest 10 years ago http://www.rawstory.com/rs/201 Imagine a political system where differences were laid out in real terms and not turned into hyperbole and outright lies. Imagine a political system where irrelevant issues were ignored,...
How would you fix the 2011 budget?
on 2 Jan 2011
, latest 10 years ago The current budget is broken down roughly as follows: $929B - Defense $898B - Health care (medicare, medicaid) $788B - Pensions (Social Security, government employee pensions, etc.) $464B - "Welfare"...
A really great post about religion and government at the founding
on 3 Jan 2011
, latest 10 years ago This is worth a read. What I found surprising after reading it was learning that the author is actually religious himself. http://slacktivist.typepad.com
What would you do with $50,000 in cash right now?
on 17 Oct 2010
, latest 10 years ago I currently have $50,000 sitting in a savings account that pays less than 1%. This is basically a safety net. I have very little fear of losing my job, but...
Thanks for cutting my taxes even further.
on 8 Dec 2010
, latest 10 years ago Based on my calculations, between the social security holiday and holding the bush tax rates, I'm going to be paying about $15k less in taxes next year. I'm using that...
Boehner wont fix the deficit.
on 7 Nov 2010
, latest 10 years ago In fact, he intends to make it worse. Republican proposal: - roll back non military discretionary spending to 2008 levels. This saves $100b - eliminate graduate grants. This saves $15b....
Nice timing on QE2
on 3 Nov 2010
, latest 11 years ago Announcing the day after an election, when you know that nobody is really paying attention. If this doesn't work, what do you think they'll try next? My vote is for...
This has to be the most awesome office seeking candidate this year
on 18 Oct 2010
, latest 11 years ago This guy is amazing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v I'd vote for him just for his awesome beard.
It's going to be really good for Obama if the GOP manages to take both houses.
on 16 Oct 2010
Posted 11 years ago Once they're the party in power, they can't vote against things just to say that they're fighting the "liberal agenda", and will have to at least appear to be doing...
Class warfare would be a really good way to settle economic issues
on 13 Oct 2010
, latest 11 years ago I'm talking about actual warfare. We break the country up into four groups: Group A, the "rich" -- People who have enough money to never have to work again in...
you cant support military spending and oppose progressive taxation
on 19 Sep 2010
, latest 11 years ago Wealth and income are concentrated disproportionately on a small percentage of the population. The vast majority of federal income taxes go to pay for the military (social security and medicare...
how can you support free trade and the free market?
on 8 Sep 2010
, latest 11 years ago Free trade between countries with radically different levels of government intervention is not possible. Foreign companies may not operate thir own businesses in china without partnering with local companies. Any...
Joe Lieberman wants to strip Americans of their citizenship
on 8 May 2010
, latest 11 years ago Apparently Joe thinks that it's ridiculous that we have to follow the constitution when it comes to dealing with American citizens accused of a crime, so he's got a great...