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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

THE LIST: Everything You Need To Know For Saturday, May 26

Profiting off of the subprime boom.

Why the SEC decided that Lehman was cool, and didn’t need to be prosecuted.

And Barack Obama loved marijuana while in high school.

Why the Middle East is no longer the home of most of the world’s great oil battles.

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  • ObozoMustGo

    Obozo loved pot in high school? Noooooooooo…

    At least he gave it up for cocaine as a adult.

    Have a nice day!

    • clarenceswinney

      so what! I loved sex 55 years ago;
      Yuk today!

      • ObozoMustGo

        clarence… that’s just too much information, buddy! 🙂

        Have a great Memorial Day weekend!

        • DurdyDawg

          Well I say, If two gays can legally marry why can’t pot smokers legally smoke? Tokers are people too!!

          • ObozoMustGo

            Yo Dawg! This may surprise a lot of people on here, but I’m with you on the legalization of pot. I don’t smoke it, but don’t really see the point of putting people in jail for a victimless crime. As to gays marrying, uhhh… no such thing. They can have civil unions and contracts if they want. i dont care. But marriage is between a man and a women. That’s it.

            Have a great Memorial Day! smoke up!!!!!!!!!! 😉

          • DurdyDawg

            Damn! on this I can’t flag you bozo.. And I’m with you on the marriage thing too but also the fact is, marriage can be conducted by two people in love (a man/woman preferably) but as far as the sanctity of it all, bottom line it has to do with a certificate in lieu of monetary gifts to the state and local g’ment. So what your defending is (in my mind) just as vile. Why do we have to pay someone to receive an official looking piece of paper that proves we’re married when all we have to do is commit to each other in certain vows in front of of friends and loved ones. I know why gays want this ‘certificate’ .. because with it they can acquire the perks that it represents like worker’s insurance, g’ment benefits and even welfare.. It’s as vile as the straights who use it for similar causes. For generations gays have taken advantage of the common law clause, what has now changed but to enjoy the benefits that heteros enjoy. IT’S A FRIGGIN’ PIECE OF PAPER!! Without it would you no longer be married? No longer be in love? No longer have to fork over ‘X’ amount of money to a complete stranger for the benefit of ‘seeming” legitimate? I think it’s stupid that we fight this and that the gays fight us for it. It’s not a God sanction, it’s a MAN sanction (so long as you make it beneficial for them monetarily wise). So, though I can see your side of this controversy, I can also see how ridicules it is fighting over it. And as far as pot, I’m totally with you.. I don’t envision legality like buying popcorn or sodas but decriminalization like alcohol where you can consume or even grow a particular amount in your home like beer brewing. I wouldn’t want it available to kids but just like liquor, you have to show id to purchase. And as far as coke and heroin, NO! They are not ‘natural’.. They are chemicals that are processed by man and should be treated as illegal substances.

          • ObozoMustGo

            Yo Dawg… well put! I agree with you 100%. Some things just arent worth fighting for. Sell pot in liquor stores. You want to fry your brain and kill your ambition? Go for it! By the same token, any one that buy’s pot should sign a waver every time, that he/she will be responsible for their own medical, mental, and financial problems that may arise related to or partially related to consumption of pot. Individual freedom and individual responsibility go hand in hand.

            Have a nice day, Dawg!

          • DurdyDawg

            I’d gladly sign that waiver obo as there hasn’t been one legitimate case of any medical or mental disorder concerning pot except for criminals who use it as leverage to receive less punishment once their caught. As for the financial implications, you don’t have to smoke pot to be an idiotic irresponsible prick.. Go to Vegas and you’ll find all kinds of lowlife’s squandering their money and jeopardizing their family’s future. So, now that that’s said, you must do the same every time you purchase liquor so that we don’t have to help foot the bill over your destroyed liver and other documented cases with mental disorders being top of the list. Now here’s the challenge.. Find a legitimate site that declares pot as a real medical problem (with documented proof) and I’ll do the same with whiskey and wine. As to the brain frying and lack of ambition, these types probably did pot BUT not before they filled their systems with chemicals both prescription and none sript like coke, crank, heroin and what? Elephant tranquilizers.. You hear nothing about these (selective hearing) only the naturally grown pot.

          • ObozoMustGo

            Yo Dawg! I don’t necessarily speak of the casual user like the guy/gal that drinks a bottle of wine on the weekend. Problem is that I’ve seen the heavy users I grew up with become devoid of ambition and desire. One of the side effects to heavy users is most definitely a reduction in ambition over time. Just like not everyone that has a drink of alcohol becomes an alcoholic, the same applies to pot users. But I am certain that consistent use of pot is NOT without it’s consequences. Nothing in excess is free of problems, my friend. Nothing!

            Have a nice day, Dawg!

          • DurdyDawg

            This may be true that over excess of anything can affect the user (even ice cream). You must have hung around a lot of losers to see them take a natural herb and use it to avoid their personal responsibilities. I (luckily) did not rove among such groups. They were honest, upstanding citizens who wished to enjoy their leisure time the way they chose. Marijuana does not make addicts but addicts ALSO smoke marijuana. It’s those damned man made chemicals that cause problems and the weak use marijuana as the excuse that started them.. These people are weak, their addictive personalities where if they don’t have what they want then they snort kitchen spice. Marijuana does not lead to kitchen spice, addictive personalities leads to kitchen spice. That we can’t tell the difference, we them point the blame on anything. I do not drink alcohol.. I do not smoke pot.. I do not shoot coke, heroin or crank and I certainly do not snort kitchen spice because I don’t do the above.. but you wouldn’t be able to distinguish me from the addict because I don’t judge nor threaten them with the paddy wagon because some pea brained lawmaker deems it so.. Anyway, you have a nice day too obo.

  • clarenceswinney

    Such nonsense. We have serious problems amd waste time on this trash.Cover these three to discuA=CAUSE B=RESULTS C=SOLUTIONS

    Income 14.000
    Budget 3500
    tax 2200
    borrow 1300  are we crazy?
    Why do we tax at a Total 14.3% Tax Rate (2200 of 14000) when it would balance the budget to
    tax the 14000 at 25% (3500 of 14000).         ( oecd=#2 Least Taxed nation)
    How can any informed person say we are overtaxed?????.
    Fed-State-Local—take 27% of GDP in taxes—read rt wing articles it is 50%. 
    Why do no Leaders use simple stats to show truth of what happened
    Top 50% go 87%(AGI) of total individual income
    Paid 13.5% AGI which is “about”10% of Total Income
    70,000,000 got 13% agi–(“about” 10% Total Income)
    You do not expect much in taxes from 10% of total when
    Verizon-Boeing-GE and others make Billions in profits and not only do not pay any tax but get a refund
    When Derivative Rich members of Casino Derivative pay less than 15% and many pay less tha 1% Patyroll Tax from total incomel
    All workers with incomes under 10 Million pay 6.2%.
    Tax System is disgrace. Burn Tax Book–start anew–Each application  for exemption must be debated in full view of all the people on TV. Let all watch how ROBBERY works in Washington Congress. 
    Democracy? It is a Corpocracy now.. A change must come before 10% own 90% of wealth
    They own (73%)– Net Wealth —and (83%)—- Financial Weatlh—- and take 50% individual income

    B. RESULTSxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx



    Max Baucus—Chair Senate Finance Comm—70% poll for Public option–
    Bill hit his comm— first act—removed public option for debate
    shocked me—I trusted him. Zap. Report=he had $1,900,00 in his campaign kitty from health care industry..

    The millions spent by thousands of Lobbyists expect favors. Buy them.

    We need a Washington revolution and kick all out

    Obama lost me with Gay Marriage. Totally disgusted. I am in a position I trust no one in Washington. I know few are very good but $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ BUYS ANYONE

    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ OUT OF GOVERNMENT—— QUICK

    NYT had superb article on Wall Street employees going into many many many government jobs in Congress and White House

    They left for a much lower paying job.
    Conclusion—Wall Street biggies are placing them in positions to make decisions for Wall Street.
    Pay under table or? Many have done this. Worked in Wash for few years then back to Wall street into a higher paying job

    This is sad sad. RULES MUST CHANGE

    NO $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ IN WASHINGTON

    NYT had article on Interconnectivity between Board Of Directors in WSA firms
    You vote for my pay+pension I vote for yours

    5 big banks own 50% of deposits in 7000 banks and 10 own 80%

    Restate Glass Steagall—separate Casinos from local banks

    County Banking Systems—local wealth kept local to create more local wealth and jobs
    WASHINGTON SOLUTIONS (Congress + White House)
    1. fed fund election—6 mos-3 primary 3 general—free equal tv time—debate a week=12=adequate to evaluate candidates NO $$ =O
    2. Since they will not need campaign funds Ban them from receiving anything of a financial value this closes K St.
    3. Progressive Flat Tax by group—We have the income to pay our way-do it
    We rank #2 as lowest taxed in OECD nations. We have an income of $14,00 billion yet tax 2400 and borrow 1300. Dumb?
    clarence swinney Lifeaholics of America Political Historian for 21 years

    Fed fund election
    Let people overturn business is a person
    6 months—3 primary-3 general—-free equal tv time—Debate a week-=12=adequate to evaluate candidates—–no personal or outside money can be used—

    Since there will be no need to raise money then BAN all from receiving anything with a financial value—current or promised. All Government Employees. Take fraud out of Pentagon and Medicare with prison not little fines.

    Progressive Flat Tax
    Tax Book a joke Burn it. Start anew-Public view on all additions

    These are simple. They can redistribute wealth to middle class and give control to the people
    Take money out of control of government
    clarence swinney Lifeaholics of America Burlington ncss truly great problems for America

  • So Barrack had a good time as a kid we all did even Mr Clinton had a good time coming up i dont see why rhis is newsworthy.