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Oct 16, 2014, 09:39 PM
 
Do you have ebola?
     
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Oct 17, 2014, 07:47 AM
 
massive corruption in Gov't, no jobs, high taxes, and Ebola. yep, the USA is now Africa.
     
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Oct 17, 2014, 08:17 AM
 
Libs! Dems! UNION THUGS!

I had ebola, but I got better.
     
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Oct 17, 2014, 08:44 AM
 
High taxes. lulz. Still near historic lows.
     
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Oct 17, 2014, 08:54 AM
 
Just try and start or run a business in the USA. We have the highest taxes in the modern world. Why do you think unemployment is actually as high as it is. Look how many have given up and suck more tax dollars, being on welfare.
     
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Oct 17, 2014, 09:03 AM
 
Originally Posted by BadKosh View Post
Just try and start or run a business in the USA. We have the highest taxes in the modern world. Why do you think unemployment is actually as high as it is. Look how many have given up and suck more tax dollars, being on welfare.
And by welfare, surely mean the high level of corporate socialism that exists here - for surely you know it's only capitalism for us poor folks... I know, stop calling you Shirley...

meanwhile other countries are doing amazing things like this:

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/201...ells-jr-tokai/

Japan Gives Maglev Train Green Light - WSJ
( Last edited by osiris; Oct 17, 2014 at 09:19 AM. )
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Oct 17, 2014, 09:03 AM
 
Originally Posted by BadKosh View Post
We have the highest taxes in the modern world.
We also have osme of the lowest effective tax rates, thanks to loopholes.

Originally Posted by BadKosh View Post
Why do you think unemployment is actually as high as it is.
This thing called 2008. How is we're doing better than the rest of the world with these crippling taxes?

Taxes were higher in the 90s, why wasn't unemployment even worse then?
     
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Oct 17, 2014, 09:09 AM
 
Originally Posted by besson3c View Post
Do you have ebola?
I had it, but I lost it someplace.
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Oct 17, 2014, 09:10 AM
 
Wouldn't it be awesome if we found out that BadKosh was a parody account messing around with us for all of these years?
     
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Oct 17, 2014, 09:12 AM
 
Originally Posted by besson3c View Post
Wouldn't it be awesome if we found out that BadKosh was a parody account messing around with us for all of these years?
I wouldn't be surprised at all.
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Oct 17, 2014, 09:14 AM
 
Originally Posted by besson3c View Post
Wouldn't it be awesome if we found out that BadKosh was a parody account messing around with us for all of these years?
besson, if you pulled off your mask to reveal his account was you sockpuppet all these years, I think I'd fall to my knees and say "We're not worthy."
     
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Oct 17, 2014, 09:49 AM
 
Originally Posted by osiris View Post
And by welfare, surely mean the high level of corporate socialism that exists here - for surely you know it's only capitalism for us poor folks... I know, stop calling you Shirley...

meanwhile other countries are doing amazing things like this:

Maglev line gets green light | The Japan Times

Japan Gives Maglev Train Green Light - WSJ
(How I heard it explained by my friend who immigrated from Guatemala, pretty much word for word.)

"I esplain this for you. Most people in USA are employed by the small business, not the big business. But the small business, that provide most of the jobs, goods, and services, they paying the high corporate taxes (some of the highest in world). Big corporations get the corporate welfare, small businesses do not get the welfare. Why this is? The big corporations own politicians, not the people."
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Oct 17, 2014, 09:54 AM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
We also have osme of the lowest effective tax rates, thanks to loopholes.
Small businesses, which make up most US businesses, aren't big enough to take advantage of those.

This thing called 2008. How is we're doing better than the rest of the world with these crippling taxes?
We aren't, we're being propped up by cheap debt from China, et al.

Taxes were higher in the 90s, why wasn't unemployment even worse then?
Small businesses taxes were lower, and small businesses are the ones that employ most of the USA.
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Oct 17, 2014, 10:12 AM
 
Originally Posted by Shaddim View Post
Small businesses, which make up most US businesses, aren't big enough to take advantage of those.
Not to push the issue, but it all comes down to brilliant accountants (and lawyers). There is so much that can be done to avoid paying taxes - you can get down to an effective rate of about 3% if you have a real smart ass accountant - regardless of the size of your business. There are too many loopholes.

But you are technically correct, for most small businesses you are screwed in this country.
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Originally Posted by Shaddim View Post
(How I heard it explained by my friend who immigrated from Guatemala, pretty much word for word.)

"I esplain this for you. Most people in USA are employed by the small business, not the big business. But the small business, that provide most of the jobs, goods, and services, they paying the high corporate taxes (some of the highest in world). Big corporations get the corporate welfare, small businesses do not get the welfare. Why this is? The big corporations own politicians, not the people."
good one!
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Oct 17, 2014, 10:17 AM
 
Originally Posted by Shaddim View Post
Small businesses, which make up most US businesses, aren't big enough to take advantage of those.
That's very key to your complicated loophole tax system: it really only rewards those rich enough to pay people to find the loopholes.
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Oct 17, 2014, 10:37 AM
 
Originally Posted by ShortcutToMoncton View Post
That's very key to your complicated loophole tax system: it really only rewards those rich enough to pay people to find the loopholes.
It isn't the rich people, it's the uber rich corporations. Rich people get taxed to hell and back, especially now that cap gains have been normalized and are on parity with where they should be. (People can argue that "we should tax them more!" but I'm not going to waste my time with them, because there simply isn't enough money there to make a difference and most of that is just jealous bullshit.) Big corporations, OTOH, that's where your loopholes live, and they're there because those corps provide 3/4 of the soft money given to political campaigns, which is smart business and a hell of a lot less than paying a legit tax rate. (Obviously.)
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Oct 17, 2014, 11:34 AM
 
Great. Now a lab tech from the Dallas hospital went on a cruise leaving from Galveston. Where I just was. :/ *

My son plays a game on the tablet called "Plague". So far, the gameplay is very similar.

*(yes, I know likelihood of this person having ebola a) from little contact and b) so late after exposure is very unlikely)
     
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Oct 17, 2014, 12:05 PM
 
I just found this bunch o'crazy in my spam folder:

Has EVERYone either forgotten or is it just willfull ignorance?
Cognitive Dissonance?

Lyme broke out in Lyme, CT — right across the sound from an Army Biowarfare Reseach Lab on Plum Island.

Our long, sick history of mass experimentation on civilians and soldiers with radioactive, chemical and bio-weapons?
Our use of said same in WW1? WW2? Korea? Viet Nam? Africa? Iraq?

Here is a for instance – feel free to follow it where it may lead you…
In the 1950s, Willy Burgdorfer, who isolated the tick-vectored Lyme disease spirochete and for whom the causative Borrelia is named, worked on artificially forcing Borrelia disease agents (like relapsing fever Borrelias) to infect new tick vectors. (Burgdorfer then used these artificially infected ticks in attempts to infect lab animals.

Or that Steere was instrumental in bringing the disasterous Lymerix “vaccine” to market?
Remember all the people who came down with the disease AFTER being injected?
Or the “Tuskeegee” methods used to develop it?

Here we go again with weaponized Ebola. Monsanto is licking it’s chops and I am sure their stock will climb precipitiously.
The CDC will not and cannot reveal that Ebola is transmitted through the air.
Because, when the Soviet Union developed an ICBM delivery system for Ebola, we did the same.
National Security, fellow citizens.
Just look at Sierra Leonne if you want a primer in how to create a pandemic.
So– there were NO protocols in place in Dallas, afterall?
Shocking.
Just like no 10-day quarrantine for travel from the affected countries.
Frieden is being held out to twist in the wind looking like a f#cking moronic imbecile.
Yes, I know that is redundant.
If you can notice that, how come all of this just floats by your noses?

Could we all do ourselves a favor and STOP using the framing of Steere and anyone else that operates within said same frame?

And why no mention of a simple cure that has been in use for millenia — colloidal silver?

One of my best friends is suffering from all this monsterous greed — she has had Lyme for nearly 20 years now.

If Goddess forbid, you or a loved one contracts Ebola — 500,000 units of Vit. C seems to be an effective cure, alongside the afformentioned mineral.

Blessings
     
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Oct 17, 2014, 12:15 PM
 
Originally Posted by Shaddim View Post
It isn't the rich people, it's the uber rich corporations.
Since you quoted my post, you seem to be implying I said something about rich people
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Oct 17, 2014, 12:29 PM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
I just found this bunch o'crazy in my spam folder:
A classic example of how a "little bit of knowledge is a really dangerous thing".

OAW
     
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Oct 17, 2014, 02:10 PM
 
I am Ebola.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Oct 17, 2014, 02:14 PM
 
Badkosh: I'm glad that you do not have ebola. Do you have rabies?
     
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Oct 17, 2014, 03:02 PM
 


What, is ISIS worse than Hitler now?
     
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Oct 17, 2014, 03:12 PM
 
paranoia! mayhem! cats and dogs living together!
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Oct 17, 2014, 03:14 PM
 
Oh, I missed the point. CNN producer: "ISIS is great for ratings! EBOLA is great for ratings! If we combine them into one story we'll get double the ratings!"
     
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Originally Posted by osiris View Post
paranoia! mayhem! cats and dogs living together!
Mass hysteria!
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Oct 17, 2014, 04:33 PM
 
I just realized, we haven't had Pat Robertson blame gay marriage for Ebola. Seems like a no-brainer.
     
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Oh, I missed the point. CNN producer: "ISIS is great for ratings! EBOLA is great for ratings! If we combine them into one story we'll get double the ratings!"
Hey! You got your radical theocracy in my rectal hemorrhage!
     
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Oct 18, 2014, 08:37 PM
 
I like my water with hops, malt, hops, yeast, and hops.
     
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Oct 19, 2014, 06:10 AM
 
I caught Ebola, but with the help of Ebolaway™ I am all cured. Contact your local pharmacy for more details.
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Oct 19, 2014, 11:15 AM
 
Can you get it at your nearby Marburg Drug store?
     
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Oct 19, 2014, 12:47 PM
 
I don't have the virus, nor does anyone within several hundred miles of me. But I do have excellent reasons to avoid ALL television and online news sources, and that IS ebola.

The biggest thing about ebola that has impacted the American people has been that it's something other new for talking heads to blather about. And, as always, they have no clue what they're talking about.

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I caught Ebola, but with the help of Ebolaway™ I am all cured. Contact your local pharmacy for more details.
Ebolaway™. Apply directly to the bleeding orifice.
Ebolaway™. Apply directly to the bleeding orifice.
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Oct 20, 2014, 12:50 AM
 
The new Ebola-shaped pretzels are delicious.
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Ebolaway™. Apply directly to the bleeding orifice.
Ebolaway™. Apply directly to the bleeding orifice.
Ebolaway™. Apply directly to the bleeding orifice.
*may cause seizures, paralysis, projectile vomiting, death, involuntary ejaculation, explosive diarrhea, and the shortness of a limb.
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Oct 20, 2014, 02:24 PM
 
I heard a pretty good joke about Ebola... but you probably won't get it.

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EboLOL.
     
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Oct 22, 2014, 11:00 AM
 
54.55% of 118.19% of respondents have ebola. Even this survey is hyped up.
     
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Oct 27, 2014, 04:55 AM
 
All I'm saying is, I didn't have ebola before Obama was president. Thanks Obama!
     
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Oct 29, 2014, 08:55 PM
 
Ebola is polling 10 points ahead of Obama right now. At least Ebola is honest about the fact it come from Africa!
     
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Originally Posted by Dork. View Post
Ebola is polling 10 points ahead of Obama right now. At least Ebola is honest about the fact it come from Africa!
Well at least Ebola only kills half the people that get it #DeathPanels
     
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Oct 30, 2014, 09:50 AM
 
It seems like this ebola thing is falling out of fashion, all I see are stupid ads for Taylor Swift.
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Oct 30, 2014, 10:21 AM
 
She's the (not-so) new face of ebola.
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