Kevin

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Impact of recent interest rate jumps.
by Kevin on 8 Jul 2013  3 comments, 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...

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Sell or rent old house?
by Kevin on 5 May 2013  14 comments, 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...

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kidnapper sounds a lot like patnet posters (nytimes.com)
by Kevin on 4 Feb 2013  139 comments, latest 8 years ago
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02 I wouldnt be surprised if he was a regular here.

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dumb ass loses his right to carry a gun. (salon.com)
by Kevin on 22 Jan 2013  7 comments, 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.

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Why gun control wont really work.
by Kevin on 10 Jan 2013  84 comments, 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...

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Does anyone have experience with building a custom home?
by Kevin on 17 Nov 2012  170 comments, 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...

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Why aren't houses much smaller?
by Kevin on 12 May 2012  16 comments, 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...

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Happy Loyalty day!
by Kevin on 1 May 2012  5 comments, latest 9 years ago
I celebrated by not committing treason. How about you?

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Why are Romney and Santorum so awkward?
by Kevin 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...

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Shared without comment. (pnas.org)
by Kevin on 17 Jan 2012  46 comments, latest 9 years ago
http://www.pnas.org/content/ea

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Why do Republicans want a second Obama term so badly?
by Kevin on 22 Jan 2012  22 comments, 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...

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If you were president, how would you have handled the NDAA?
by Kevin on 11 Jan 2012  12 comments, 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...

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Atheist jerk dies (google.com)
by Kevin on 15 Dec 2011  41 comments, latest 9 years ago
Not that he was a jerk for being an atheist, of course. https://www.google.com/search?

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Happy Birthday, Jesus!
by Kevin on 24 Dec 2011  2 comments, 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...

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Cause of housing crash discovered (boingboing.net)
by Kevin on 14 Dec 2011  1 comment, latest 9 years ago
http://boingboing.net/2011/12/

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New year, same problem. What to do with $100k?
by Kevin on 3 Dec 2011  31 comments, 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...

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Santa Claus is a communist foreigner who is brainwashing your children.
by Kevin on 28 Nov 2011  15 comments, latest 9 years ago
Discuss.

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Where did the anti-science/technology mentality of American society come from?
by Kevin on 29 Jan 2011  114 comments, 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....

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Republicans are cowards (cnn.com)
by Kevin on 27 Nov 2011  17 comments, 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...

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Is the GOP intentionally throwing 2012?
by Kevin on 9 Nov 2011  11 comments, 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...

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Why are Republicans campaigning on raising taxes?
by Kevin on 25 Oct 2011  45 comments, 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...

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Is Romney a total moron?
by Kevin on 8 Sep 2011  12 comments, 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,...

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Warren Buffet calls for higher taxes on rich people (nytimes.com)
by Kevin on 14 Aug 2011  8 comments, latest 10 years ago
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08

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Republicans got their wish
by Kevin on 5 Aug 2011  3 comments, 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

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I can't wait to be a member of the privileged class
by Kevin on 29 Jul 2011  9 comments, 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...

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The best part of the coming shutdown: It'll end the wars.
by Kevin on 23 Feb 2011  4 comments, 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...

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Government overthrow of the week: Algeria (mashable.com)
by Kevin on 12 Feb 2011  2 comments, 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.

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Hope (rawstory.com)
by Kevin on 23 Jan 2011  59 comments, 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,...

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How would you fix the 2011 budget?
by Kevin on 2 Jan 2011  52 comments, 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"...

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A really great post about religion and government at the founding (slacktivist.typepad.com)
by Kevin on 3 Jan 2011  2 comments, 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

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What would you do with $50,000 in cash right now?
by Kevin on 17 Oct 2010  42 comments, 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...

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Thanks for cutting my taxes even further.
by Kevin on 8 Dec 2010  9 comments, 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...

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Boehner wont fix the deficit.
by Kevin on 7 Nov 2010  25 comments, 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....

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Nice timing on QE2
by Kevin on 3 Nov 2010  2 comments, 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...

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This has to be the most awesome office seeking candidate this year (youtube.com)
by Kevin on 18 Oct 2010  12 comments, latest 11 years ago
This guy is amazing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v I'd vote for him just for his awesome beard.

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It's going to be really good for Obama if the GOP manages to take both houses.
by Kevin 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...

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Class warfare would be a really good way to settle economic issues
by Kevin on 13 Oct 2010  17 comments, 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...

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you cant support military spending and oppose progressive taxation
by Kevin on 19 Sep 2010  15 comments, 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...

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how can you support free trade and the free market?
by Kevin on 8 Sep 2010  2 comments, 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...

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Joe Lieberman wants to strip Americans of their citizenship
by Kevin on 8 May 2010  5 comments, 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...
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