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Re: What are you thinking - (political version)
« Reply #3930 on: February 03, 2019, 04:24:01 PM »

I agree 100% with your view but then, far as I can ascertain, the only 'news' that comes out of the MN newsroom is what comes across the AP wire and even at that they miss the important stuff.

Her professional journalistic talents leave a lot to be desired.

Why send someone to sit through all the boring government meetings around the county - when you can just pick up the story after the Blade breaks it?
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Re: What are you thinking - (political version)
« Reply #3931 on: February 03, 2019, 04:32:29 PM »

So our Government setup a fake University in Farmington Hills to help identify students from overseas that just wanted to commit immigration fraud.

Of course - India thinks we should set them all loose - because they are victims who were defrauded out of the education they so clearly wanted.

I say deport them - and let them apply to a real university - if they can get in.

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2019/02/03/fake-university-farmington-michigan-india-students/38999173/

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Re: What are you thinking - (political version)
« Reply #3932 on: February 03, 2019, 06:03:40 PM »

Every country plays us for suckers. Just read that the Chinese have been sending pregnant females here for a few years so the kids can get US citizenship.  Recall a few years ago the Chinese were interested in developing apartment buildings in Milan. They built or acquired them other places for the women and kids could stay
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« Reply #3933 on: February 12, 2019, 07:52:56 AM »

I've read some of her missives.  Very amateur.  I wonder if the MN is paying her or if she is paying them to allow her to put that drivel in the paper?

Not baffling to me.  I can smell an idiot a long way off.

Wow - another week, another opinion piece - of course plastered on the front page of the Monroe Evening News for local scholar / journalist Caitlin.

Of course - once again she is campaigning for Women's Rights - cause - you know she is a member of a "Victim" group

And of course - once again she can't even bother getting her facts straight for her narrative.  Where is her Editor?  Doesn't her editor do any fact checking?

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Groceries, prescription drugs, fuel and medical devices are among the goods already exempt from the state sales tax.

Fuel is exempt from the State Sales Tax?  Uhhhhhhhh..........  how many articles have been written about how this portion of the gas tax goes to things other than the roads?  But I guess Roads have nothing to do with Social Justice or Victim Groups - so little Caitlin wouldn't care about things like that.

https://www.monroenews.com/news/20190211/caitlin-taylor-tampon-tax-spurs-larger-conversation
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Re: What are you thinking - (political version)
« Reply #3934 on: February 14, 2019, 06:32:20 PM »

Saw where the "gov" was being criticized for showing off her curves...   

I'm sure that's probably just to get the attention of one or two of our members  ;)
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« Reply #3935 on: February 15, 2019, 06:33:32 PM »

Saw where the "gov" was being criticized for showing off her curves...   

I'm sure that's probably just to get the attention of one or two of our members  ;)

Curves isn't how I would describe our Gov, and I hate to tell her - but mommy lied to her.
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Re: What are you thinking - (political version)
« Reply #3936 on: February 16, 2019, 07:48:34 PM »

Here's a few thoughts.

Bring the troops home from Afghanistan. We're spending upwards of $ 50 billion a year there. Bring with us the Afghans that will be killed if we leave them behind. Take the $ 50 billion out of the defense budget. That's $ 50 billion less to borrow. Fewer widows and dependents to support, fewer crippled vets. And it ain't just dollars and cents. Why should another American die there?   

How about the private sector raising $ 1 Billion to fund ongoing classes in free market capitalism in 500 cities throughout Central and Latin America.
Maybe throw in some Milton Freeman for good measure. Teach them these principals and they'll get it. Then they'll know how to transform their country
into one they won't want to leave.

At the same time the private sector should raise $ 5 billion to fund ongoing classes in free market capitalism in 500 cities throughout the United States.
I'm not talking about a class in a school. This private organization would rent locations, do some advertising, and be ready to host the first students. If nobody shows up, I'll put on a dress and call myself Alice.

But here's what I think. I think the people would flock to these forums. They want to know how "they" can make their lives better. In America they still can. Dems tell them they can't.
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Re: What are you thinking - (political version)
« Reply #3937 on: February 16, 2019, 09:53:58 PM »

Here's a few thoughts.

Bring the troops home from Afghanistan. We're spending upwards of $ 50 billion a year there. Bring with us the Afghans that will be killed if we leave them behind. Take the $ 50 billion out of the defense budget. That's $ 50 billion less to borrow. Fewer widows and dependents to support, fewer crippled vets. And it ain't just dollars and cents. Why should another American die there?   

How about the private sector raising $ 1 Billion to fund ongoing classes in free market capitalism in 500 cities throughout Central and Latin America.
Maybe throw in some Milton Freeman for good measure. Teach them these principals and they'll get it. Then they'll know how to transform their country
into one they won't want to leave.

At the same time the private sector should raise $ 5 billion to fund ongoing classes in free market capitalism in 500 cities throughout the United States.
I'm not talking about a class in a school. This private organization would rent locations, do some advertising, and be ready to host the first students. If nobody shows up, I'll put on a dress and call myself Alice.

But here's what I think. I think the people would flock to these forums. They want to know how "they" can make their lives better. In America they still can. Dems tell them they can't.

I think you are right. Demosocialists don't care about the welfare of any of these people. They simply want to water-down the basic American citizenry to where their beliefs, morality, and structure is ineffective against socialist progressive policy. That said, there would have to be some type of economic or .... support for the folks who chose to work to bring change within their countries. If the gov't of those countries were hostile to such endeavors, they would squash them before they could gain momentum. Yet, the US is missing a Grand Opportunity right now to undertake such a strategy, one that won't come around again. the by product would be keeping China and Russia and Iran out of our backyard. But, as usual, the US is far too preoccupied with much more important pursuits.

 
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« Reply #3938 on: February 17, 2019, 06:29:01 PM »

I am starting to think that Whitmer - like many of her Democratic Colleagues, doesn't care about law and order and preventing illegal immigration.

I guess she also doesn't want jobs in Michigan - because I'm sure there would have been many job opportunities for the citizens of Michigan from this facility.

It's going to be a long 4 years.

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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has blocked the sale of a shuttered Ionia prison, vacant more than a decade, to a for-profit detention company that would use the facility to house detained immigrants.

The Deerfield Correctional Facility was closed in 2009 by the Michigan Department of Corrections and is owned by the Michigan Land Bank.

Immigration Centers of America, the would-be developer of the 47-acre site, had planned to house 500 to 600 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees at the facility, and to employ some 264 people there.

The sale had been approved in October under then-Gov. Rick Snyder. But as Whitmer spokeswoman Tiffany Brown explained, a "thoughtful and deliberative review process" was initiated, and "from that due diligence, it was determined that ICA was unable to agree to terms that guaranteed that this facility would not be used to detain adults who had been separated from their children," among other issues.

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2019/02/17/whitmer-michigan-values-led-blocked-sale-shuttered-prison/2899133002/
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Re: What are you thinking - (political version)
« Reply #3939 on: February 17, 2019, 06:41:29 PM »

So tell me how not selling this prison is good for the citizens of Michigan?

1 - No money into the Treasury for the sale of the property
2 - No jobs created within the new private business
3 - No local property taxes for the community and county the property is in.

Who is it good for?

Illegal Aliens.

I guess we see where Whitmer's values are, and who she values.
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I have learned that only two things are necessary to keep one's wife happy. First, let her think she's having her own way. And second, let her have it.
Lyndon B. Johnson

You do not examine legislation in the light of the benefits it will convey if properly administered, but in the light of the wrongs it would do and the harms it would cause if improperly administered.
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Re: What are you thinking - (political version)
« Reply #3940 on: February 17, 2019, 07:16:49 PM »

I think you are right. Demosocialists don't care about the welfare of any of these people. They simply want to water-down the basic American citizenry to where their beliefs, morality, and structure is ineffective against socialist progressive policy. That said, there would have to be some type of economic or .... support for the folks who chose to work to bring change within their countries. If the gov't of those countries were hostile to such endeavors, they would squash them before they could gain momentum. Yet, the US is missing a Grand Opportunity right now to undertake such a strategy, one that won't come around again. the by product would be keeping China and Russia and Iran out of our backyard. But, as usual, the US is far too preoccupied with much more important pursuits..

Welcome PMP,

Two posts so far. How does it feel? Appears you spend some time thinking about what you post. Congrats. Lot of guests will read what you post. I say you don't need to worry, you've got a good foundation on your beliefs and you won't be easily intimidated.
 
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Re: What are you thinking - (political version)
« Reply #3941 on: February 18, 2019, 01:38:09 PM »

Saw where the "gov" was being criticized for showing off her curves...   

I'm sure that's probably just to get the attention of one or two of our members  ;)

Looks like Granholm to me....I see her, I want to puke.
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Re: What are you thinking - (political version)
« Reply #3942 on: February 18, 2019, 01:42:36 PM »

I am starting to think that Whitmer - like many of her Democratic Colleagues, doesn't care about law and order and preventing illegal immigration.

I guess she also doesn't want jobs in Michigan - because I'm sure there would have been many job opportunities for the citizens of Michigan from this facility.

It's going to be a long 4 years.

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2019/02/17/whitmer-michigan-values-led-blocked-sale-shuttered-prison/2899133002/

You will see a boatload of veto's by the legislature and it's already started.

Whitmer is Granholm revisited.  Another 4 years of darkness.  Will the ;ast one to leave please turn out the light?
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« Reply #3943 on: February 18, 2019, 06:33:43 PM »

You will see a boatload of veto's by the legislature and it's already started.

Whitmer is Granholm revisited.  Another 4 years of darkness.  Will the ;ast one to leave please turn out the light?

Sure - but she is going to "fix the damn roads" and give you your pension tax money back.

I still haven't heard how she is going to pay for either one.
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« Reply #3944 on: February 18, 2019, 08:09:59 PM »

So I read on this forum where a certain poster delighted in posting about how people are unhappy with the new tax code - because they weren't getting money back.

My taxes aren't totally done yet - but close enough now that I can start to compare.

I am getting a return - slightly smaller than last year - but still not bad.

I made substantially more taxable income last year than the year before - in part because I did a Roth 401K instead of a regular 401K, and in part because of increasing incomes - due to a strong economy?

Even though I am showing more income this year - and as a result I paid more in taxes - my percentage of income paid to taxes is down nicely.

I look forward to using the standard deduction in a few years.

My observation - Thanks to Congress and our President for this new tax code.  Please make it permanent.
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I have learned that only two things are necessary to keep one's wife happy. First, let her think she's having her own way. And second, let her have it.
Lyndon B. Johnson

You do not examine legislation in the light of the benefits it will convey if properly administered, but in the light of the wrongs it would do and the harms it would cause if improperly administered.
Lyndon B. Johnson
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