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Everything posted by Muda69

  1. It depends on the person now, doesn't it? Does that justify making a post-secondary education free for everybody? And what about the supply & demand issue Mr. Greenhut raises?
  2. Nathan Phillips rally protesters attempted to disrupt Mass at DC’s National Shrine: https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/nathan-phillips-rally-attempted-to-disrupt-mass-at-dcs-national-shrine-91038
  3. https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/01/elizabeth-warren-tax-plan-is-asset-forfeiture/ Indeed, who will be the kulaks if the progressive wing of the uni-party takes power? It's a scary question.
  4. Two Proposals To End the Government Shutdown Just Failed in the Senate: https://reason.com/blog/2019/01/24/two-proposals-to-end-the-government-shut Agreed. Who here on the GID is currently missing a government service due to the shutdown?
  5. https://reason.com/archives/2019/01/25/making-community-college-free-will-harm Bingo.
  6. ? Not even Disney World? What other places won't you take your family?
  7. Trump ally Stone arrested on charges of false statements, witness tampering, obstruction: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia/trump-ally-stone-arrested-on-charges-of-false-statements-witness-tampering-obstruction-idUSKCN1PJ16M One step closer to Mr. Trump.
  8. Florida Secretary of State Michael Ertel resigns after Halloween blackface photos emerge: https://www.indystar.com/story/news/2019/01/24/new-secretary-state-ertel-dressed-blackface-halloween-2005/2649161002/ So should this one admittedly bad decision, made 14 years ago, ruin Mr. Ertel's career? Is he a racist?
  9. http://reason.com/blog/2019/01/24/dont-call-congressional-interference-on If this comes to pass, it's yet another waste of Congresses time and taxpayers money. Why must government be the default answer to virtually every circumstance when someone of some group feels they were wronged?
  10. Here are a few pictures of official DoD documents regarding Mr. Phillips's service record, obtained via a FOIA request. I haven't watched the actually video from this link yet though: https://www.redstate.com/jenvanlaar/2019/01/22/nathan-phillips-dd-214-released-shows-hes-not-quite-claims/
  11. So what special goodies do veterans who have a <insert wartime period here> designation receive that "peacetime" veterans do not? And this is frankly asinine: Gulf War (August 2, 1990 – through a future date to be set by law or Presidential Proclamation)
  12. http://reason.com/blog/2019/01/24/new-poll-shows-medicare-for-all-is-popul As usual, "the devil is in the details". And socialist programs like "Medicare For All" reveals itself as being bad for Americans who value small government and individual liberty.
  13. https://www.indystar.com/story/news/2019/01/24/elwood-indiana-superintendent-casey-smitherman-insurance-fraud-sick-student/2665670002/ Hmm. Something seems to be missing regarding Ms. Smitherman's motives and actions here. The Elwood Community School Corporation has over 1,500 students. Exactly why was this teenage boy singled out by her?
  14. Because they can't be effectively criticized for their part in the confrontation without the "that's racist!" label being thrown about. Kind of like any criticism of an individuals of Jewish ancestry runs of the risk of "anti-Semite!" being applied. Also other comments I have read concerning the BLI's is that they are kind of like the "neighborhood kooks" that have been wandering around Washington D.C. and proselytizing for years, and therefore are basically just "part of the fabric' of the city.
  15. Don't go DT! This forum desperately needs individuals like yourself who are not afraid to express non-popular opinions and ideas.
  16. It’s becoming clear that nothing could even partially excuse the Covington kids in the eyes of some, because wearing that hat and smirking are now crimes.: https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/01/covington-catholic-maga-hatcrime-facecrime/ As I stated near the beginning of this thread, it's about the hats.
  17. http://reason.com/archives/2019/01/23/what-we-dont-know-about-us-airstrikes-in Endless "war". Endless death. Endless suffering. All at the hands of a U.S. Military whose Congress has never expressly declared war. Unconstitutional.
  18. That's because he isn't, according to the Marine Corp. And Mr. Phillips has never expressly claimed to have served in Vietnam: https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ny-news-nathan-phillips-veteran-vietnam-marines-covington-20190123-story.html
  19. Just goes to highlight how much of the federal government could be effectively privatized.
  20. Pay for Federal Government Workers: https://www.cato.org/blog/pay-federal-government-workers The NYT uses data from the Bureau of Economic (BEA) for its pay comparisons. Federal worker wages averaged $90,794 in 2017, which was 48 percent higher than the private sector average of $61,311. But as the NYT article indicates, gold-plated benefits are a key advantage that federal workers enjoy over private-sector workers. The chart below shows BEA data on total compensation, wages plus benefits. Compensation averaged $130,429 for federal workers in 2017, which was 79 percent higher than the private-sector average of $72,992. The comments by Bloomfield and Fosse in the article illustrate another point. As I discuss here, high job security is an additional government benefit that should be considered when comparing federal to private compensation levels. The shutdown has disrupted the lives of federal workers, but generally they have a good thing going with pay, benefits, and job security. If Congress ever gets around to tackling bloat in the federal budget, excessive federal benefits would be a good place to find savings.
  21. https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/01/terabyte-using-cable-customers-double-increasing-risk-of-data-cap-fees/ We began regularly exceeding the 1TB in data usage a month almost a year ago. And haven't looked back.
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