“Making a joke about Area 51 is not a discussion or an admission about what exactly all is going on there. No mention is made of any presidential visits to the site either. Perhaps he needs to open a college on it so he can give one of his speechs from it. The story is all rubbish.”
drmaddogs on Dec 10, 2013 at 06:42:14
“Everything he learned about area 51 that could be considered in a negative political stance, he will suddenly have learned from a news source.”
“A rise in hourly pay must be matched with 40 hours per week and full benefits.
Part time and over time work must be eliminated. The retirement age needs to be reduced to 60 for full benefits. Those of working age who are not disabled must be included in the unemployment numbers. Social Security must be put in a locked box and the contributions it takes in must be managed wisely.”
Viable Way on Dec 8, 2013 at 01:40:23
“You are on the right track. The real problem is that corporations are permitted subsidies that make their poor quality products able to sell for LESS THAN THE TRUE COST OF THE GOODS...They don't pay LIVING WAGES, or PROVIDE SAFE WORKING CONDITIONS or CLEAN UP THEIR POLLUTION. Then they avoid taxes and we buy their junk and it breaks within six months so we have to replace stuff.”
“The employment situation and housing situation are not resolved. The difference between rich and poor has increased. With these wonderful employment figures the FED should begin instituting the Taper however there is no clear signal when this will happen.
Next thing to come up with be the debate on the national debt ceiling.
My views are determined by the available facts and my own independent research so this may account for differences. This is opposed to simple wishful thinking.”
“So we are still way below the the number of jobs lost in November 2008.
This is the same month America elected Obama and American business reacted to the event. A large war would improve the unemployment situation.”
“Just more bogus information in an attempt to put a shine on a dull situation.
The real unemployment rate cannot be released, not to mention that the hours now for full employment have been dropped to 30. Also any work for the month makes one employed.
We were led to believe that massive wealth redistribution from the rich to the poor and middle class would make life comfortable for all but this has not materialized.
It is obvious that the reverse in now true.
College degrees are now useful in getting to the head of the line for a crappy job in many cases. On the present course the gov't. will have to run out of money or borrowing power to sustain the social net.
Sooner or later we will all come to the realization that the population must be adjusted to meet the decreasing amount of available jobs. Just how this will be done will be cause for debate.”
Eytek1 on Dec 7, 2013 at 22:47:47
“There are many reasons your views are limited. May you find broader perspective. And I'm sure you and I have massive differences in opinion. Don't bother to respond.”
“I am not so sure one should make that claim. This area is based on limited observations and lots of speculation but slim on actual measurements. Perhaps in a few hundred years we will know a bit more about the subject but one has to start some where.
Could be that over active imaginations are what is fueling these types of articles.”
“10% is a big deal. Especially since there is currently no mechanism to resolve the problem automatically.
Perhaps the best way to deal with the situation is to have the State or federal gov't. pick up the tab for the first year on people's insurance that encounter technical difficulties.”
Nonpartay on Dec 7, 2013 at 18:46:59
“Yes, there is. It's called picking up the phone and calling your insurance company.”
Dec 7, 2013 at 09:14:54
“It may be that your immune system can fight the virus to some effect but there is a big difference between that and being the Omaga Man.
It is very possible that you could be a carrier provided you do not practice safe sex.
This is a nasty business and the virus is constantly mutating.
It is foolish to think that you cannot contract HIV in the long term.”
“Palin's analogy was of course correct. Germany faced the same circumstances after the first world war. Its citizens were in financial slavery since the powers at the time demand that Germany pay for WWI. The end result was a country in finacial chaos and then WWII. Incurring ever higher levels of national debt is fine up until payment comes due. At the present rate and course that day will come. Of course old Martin will leave the country before that happens and leave the rest of us in financial slavery.”
“OK, now for the rest of the required info upon which we can make a propper determination.
1. How old are you?
2. Any pre-existing conditions?
3. Which state are you in?
4. What is your annual salary?
5. What is the monthly premium?
6. What is your gender?
Looking forward to your reply.”
murphthesurf3 on Dec 5, 2013 at 21:05:38
“OK, now for the rest of the required info upon which we can make a propper determination. 1. How old are you? 63 2. Any pre-existing conditions? No longer applies to eligibility 3. Which state are you in? Mo 4. What is your annual salary? Hah. 5. What is the monthly premium? $169.14 a month 6. What is your gender? M Looking forward to your reply.
murphthesurf3 on Dec 5, 2013 at 20:43:26
“I am 63Pre existing conditions are no longer requested informationMissouriSalary- they got the number, you do notMale Policy Coventry Health CareSilver $15 Copay PPO Plan$1750 deductible $2250 Out of Pocket MaximumCopayments/Coinsurance $15 Primary; $35 Specialist; $10 Generic Prescriptions$169.14 a month ”
“Obama's plan is to make everyone poor, except for himself of course.
Where are those shovel ready jobs for the college grads. Why flip burgers when you can dig a ditch for Obama? Now that we have the ACA, those ditch diggers can pay for their own healthcare too.
Without the best propaganda machine money can by, this guy would have been impeached long ago.
Obama told everyone before he got elected that he was going to change America. The folks in Detroit sure got change and that same change is coming to a city near you.”
“Sounds like you may be affected in this affair. Please understand that you are reporting peanuts here. The sum of money is not even 1/2 a billion in total. Where is the other $29.5 billion going to come from? Who was in charge of the pension fund? This situation has been known about for years and years. It is common knowledge that pension funds need 8% interest rates at least to operate.
The FED is keeping the rate at essentially zero and Yellen is expected to hold the course. She was appointed by Obama and the problem is nation wide.
The A.G. of the US is a Democrat, but he has taken no action against any of the crooks. The administration considers this a local matter, the Michigan govenor can't fight the Feds over this. Bankrupcy means you lose your invested money. Its bad news but that is the way it is now. The chickens are coming home to roost.”
“OK, do the math. $19K per year times 1.6 million is about $30 billion per year.
Exactly where is that money going to come from?
Maybe the city stops paying those who are still employed.
The average person on SS makes less than that per year.
This is only 1 city. There are others.
How come the city did not invest its money in this terrific stock market?
Looks like the elected officials let these people down while they received a pay check every month.
Things in IL are even worse as that state is about to fall off the financial cliff in this area.”
zdeedle on Dec 3, 2013 at 22:11:45
“snyder gave a privately owned hockey team a 250 million dollar stadium in detroit BUT took 47 million off detroit's books, THEN denied them revenue sharing that they were entitled to as a city in michigan to the tune of 60+ million too. basically, the GOP fomented this, like burning down your house and then blaming you because it's raining on your head. they plan on stealing the pension fund, just like they did with the USPS if romney had won. he did not, and they are bummed.
this is a form of taxation for the citizens of detroit WITHOUT representation now---which is unamerican, but totally GOP. that party should be declared a domestic threat to our form of govt BECAUSE THEY ARE.”
knott wrench on Dec 3, 2013 at 22:08:36
“Yes, good observation, the City Leaders in the past did let the City go down the tubes and now the current and retired City workers are left holding the bag.”
“50 years in the country is to short a time to fill out all the immigration forms in order to stay here legally. Obama must have known he was in the counrty but did nothing about it until the uncle got caught.
He can stay, but for how long? Does he have a job? How many other relatives of Obama are floating around the country illegally?
Sure looks like we have a double standard in this country.”
tennisleader on Dec 3, 2013 at 18:29:57
“he was using the same website for obamacare 50 years sounds about right”
lightninbob1 on Dec 3, 2013 at 18:29:35
“Hispanics and Kenyans.”
loveshiking on Dec 3, 2013 at 18:28:44
“He was trying to use the obamacare web site - for the past 50 years.
The thing about legalizing immigration is not the act itself.
They live in our neighborhoods; they are our friends
but how Obama will ever find a way to register the illegals
is a mystery Obama does not even understand.”
“OK, so you are unfamiliar with security conditions and the affair conducted at US embassies. That much is obvious. If you were never at one then just say so. Most Americans really do not know what is going on in these places so you are in good company.”
TwinX on Dec 2, 2013 at 11:48:09
“LOL - I LOVE how you are attempting to change the subject entirely from your original false premise”
“Well we know you are young and at least honest.
Perhaps it would be worth your time to reread your comments before posting them.
Also to do the necessary homework before replying. Obviously you know little of the world around you except for what you want to hear, but you have already admitted that.
Sooner or later market forces will react to the ever increasing American nation debt. Only a fool thinks that a currency can be printed to no end and lenders will continue to finance the US, debt which now exceeds GDP.
If you are going to post then please restrain your emotions and stay on the topic.
No one can be taken seriously if all they can quote is a cartoon charactor from the 1940s in defense of their argument.
Write back if you wish me to continue your education.”
“It would appear that you know very little about economics, world market dynamics, currency controls or responsible fiscal spending. But I very sure that you could find a way to connect the weather on Mars with your baggers.”
PharmaCan on Dec 1, 2013 at 19:06:17
“ROFLMAO - You know a few words that you jumble together into a sentence that has little meaning and even less relevance to the subject at hand.
“Iran has a progressive gov't. just like the US has. They will progress from peaceful uses of nuclear energy to nuclear arms. Israel has nuclear weapons and has not used them. The same for the rest of the nuclear club except for the US. The denial of nuclear weapons from the rest of the club just makes club membership more attractive to Iran. Logically it is Saudi Arabia that fears a nuclear Iran more than Israel.
The US does not threaten the other nuclear club members so it would seem logical that Iran will receive relieve once they go nuclear. The club is giving them no other option.”
“The main question should be, why would the US fly 2 B-52s over the islands?
This makes no sense to me given the fact that these planes are bombers and there is really nothing to bomb on these small uninhabited islands.
One would hope that the B-52s had at least a fighter escort.
Certainly there is more to this story.
Japan has enough problems to deal with in its own nation and the US has similiar problems so perhaps this is just a diversion.”
“The article stated that the VC embassy was being moved to the Italian embassy for cost savings. I can see that you have never been to a US embassy abroard. These are large highly secured compounds with extremely limited access to the public. European American embassies typically have 3 security checks before admission is allowed for US citizens. You just don't walk in like it is the post office.
Like I said, for all practical purposes there will be only 1 embassy now in Rome. The safety of the embassy is insured by the host country, in this case by the Italian police in Rome since the embassy in located in Italy.
Vatican City is a unique place and diplomatic relations are conducted instead by the Holy See, a different entity. The situation is complicated.
The primary function of any embassy is to spy on its host country. Of course I do not expect you to know this either.
No, I do not believe the BS story released by the State Dept. Information it releases is for general consumption for the uneducated mob.”