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Postby Ibanez » Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:16 am

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That would be covfefeaux

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Postby CID1990 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:59 pm

Progressives put beatdown on an immigrant in Germantown:

https://wjla.com/news/local/two-charged ... g-maga-hat

BTW- when I lived in Nigeria I noticed a groundswell of support for Donald Trump. They love the guy over there.


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Postby 93henfan » Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:44 am

Feds will finally get the meager cost of living adjustment that Trump fought against but Democrats overruled him on. Of course, Trump then waited weeks to sign the EO to enact it, because he's a cold-hearted POS, so it'll almost be May by the time we receive the money, without interest or penalty. Try that on your taxes.

https://www.federaltimes.com/management/pay-benefits/2019/04/16/2019-pay-raise-expected-on-many-feds-upcoming-paychecks/
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Postby mainejeff » Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:10 am

93henfan wrote:Feds will finally get the meager cost of living adjustment that Trump fought against but Democrats overruled him on. Of course, Trump then waited weeks to sign the EO to enact it, because he's a cold-hearted POS, so it'll almost be May by the time we receive the money, without interest or penalty. Try that on your taxes.

https://www.federaltimes.com/management/pay-benefits/2019/04/16/2019-pay-raise-expected-on-many-feds-upcoming-paychecks/


Come on.....he's a #FakeBillionaire who is concerned for the common working Joe! He better thank the cult of Fox News because without it he would already be a footnote in U.S. political history.

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Postby BDKJMU » Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:02 am

93henfan wrote:Feds will finally get the meager cost of living adjustment that Trump fought against but Democrats overruled him on. Of course, Trump then waited weeks to sign the EO to enact it, because he's a cold-hearted POS, so it'll almost be May by the time we receive the money, without interest or penalty. Try that on your taxes.

https://www.federaltimes.com/management/pay-benefits/2019/04/16/2019-pay-raise-expected-on-many-feds-upcoming-paychecks/

On a couple % pay raise 3+ months delayed that’s not much interest. Didn’t you say on the tax thread you’d rather have a big refund as opposed to not giving the govt an interest free loan because the interest wasn’t that much $$?

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Postby 93henfan » Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:09 am

BDKJMU wrote:
93henfan wrote:Feds will finally get the meager cost of living adjustment that Trump fought against but Democrats overruled him on. Of course, Trump then waited weeks to sign the EO to enact it, because he's a cold-hearted POS, so it'll almost be May by the time we receive the money, without interest or penalty. Try that on your taxes.

https://www.federaltimes.com/management/pay-benefits/2019/04/16/2019-pay-raise-expected-on-many-feds-upcoming-paychecks/

On a couple % pay raise 3+ months delayed that’s not much interest. Didn’t you say on the tax thread you’d rather have a big refund as opposed to not giving the govt an interest free loan because the interest wasn’t that much $$?


Again, try delaying your taxes four months past your deadline plus any granted extensions. Let me know if the IRS waives interest and/or penalties.

Another example: as a federal civilian with prior military time, I can get creditable service toward my civilian retirement for my military time if I agree to make the retirement contributions I would have made as a civilian during those military years. The calculations are made AND interest is applied. The longer you wait to buy back the time, the more expensive it gets.
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Postby css75 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:37 pm

mainejeff wrote:
93henfan wrote:Feds will finally get the meager cost of living adjustment that Trump fought against but Democrats overruled him on. Of course, Trump then waited weeks to sign the EO to enact it, because he's a cold-hearted POS, so it'll almost be May by the time we receive the money, without interest or penalty. Try that on your taxes.

https://www.federaltimes.com/management/pay-benefits/2019/04/16/2019-pay-raise-expected-on-many-feds-upcoming-paychecks/


Come on.....he's a #FakeBillionaire who is concerned for the common working Joe! He better thank the cult of Fox News because without it he would already be a footnote in U.S. political history.

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Fox News has been the one correct, even the WaPo admitted it.


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Postby AZGrizFan » Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:07 pm

93henfan wrote:Feds will finally get the meager cost of living adjustment that Trump fought against but Democrats overruled him on. Of course, Trump then waited weeks to sign the EO to enact it, because he's a cold-hearted POS, so it'll almost be May by the time we receive the money, without interest or penalty. Try that on your taxes.

https://www.federaltimes.com/management/pay-benefits/2019/04/16/2019-pay-raise-expected-on-many-feds-upcoming-paychecks/


What does that have to do with your 2018 taxes? The shutdown started on 12/22. Hardly material. You’ve started bitching more than JSO, bro.
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Postby 93henfan » Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:19 pm

AZGrizFan wrote:
93henfan wrote:Feds will finally get the meager cost of living adjustment that Trump fought against but Democrats overruled him on. Of course, Trump then waited weeks to sign the EO to enact it, because he's a cold-hearted POS, so it'll almost be May by the time we receive the money, without interest or penalty. Try that on your taxes.

https://www.federaltimes.com/management/pay-benefits/2019/04/16/2019-pay-raise-expected-on-many-feds-upcoming-paychecks/


What does that have to do with your 2018 taxes? The shutdown started on 12/22. Hardly material. You’ve started bitching more than JSO, bro.


Bitching, yes. Rightfully so. We have a vengeful idiot in office, who's trying to destroy middle-class families like mine, while further enriching his billionaire friends. I'm surprised you'd want to silence people speaking out against him. Seems dangerous to stifle honesty. I'll keep bitching, thank you very much.
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Postby 89Hen » Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:38 am

https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/charlize-theron-daughter-jackson-transgender

The very private Charlize Theron is opening up about her family life.

The Academy Award-winner revealed that her eldest child is transgender. According to the actress, Jackson, 7, was assigned male at birth but told Theron four years ago that she was actually a girl.

“Yes, I thought she was a boy, too,” the 43-year-old admitted to The Daily Mail. “Until she looked at me when she was three years old and said, ‘I am not a boy!'”

There you have it. My three year old told me he was a T-Rex, so we raised him as a dinosaur. :dunce:
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God’s getting rusty in his old age.

He used to take out whole parishes when he dropped these things.

My favorite are those grasping for symbolism in this, especially connecting it to "western decline."

Hell we've lost more grand structures to natural disasters, fire, neglect, obsoletion, and war than we've saved. A fire like this is pretty normal when it comes to the course of human history. If anything it's a miracle Notre Dame lasted this long without a major disaster.
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Postby ALPHAGRIZ1 » Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:19 am

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That would be covfefeaux
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Postby ALPHAGRIZ1 » Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:20 am

mainejeff wrote:
93henfan wrote:Feds will finally get the meager cost of living adjustment that Trump fought against but Democrats overruled him on. Of course, Trump then waited weeks to sign the EO to enact it, because he's a cold-hearted POS, so it'll almost be May by the time we receive the money, without interest or penalty. Try that on your taxes.

https://www.federaltimes.com/management/pay-benefits/2019/04/16/2019-pay-raise-expected-on-many-feds-upcoming-paychecks/


Come on.....he's a #FakeBillionaire who is concerned for the common working Joe! He better thank the cult of Fox News because without it he would already be a footnote in U.S. political history.

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Postby kalm » Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:45 am

89Hen wrote:https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/charlize-theron-daughter-jackson-transgender

The very private Charlize Theron is opening up about her family life.

The Academy Award-winner revealed that her eldest child is transgender. According to the actress, Jackson, 7, was assigned male at birth but told Theron four years ago that she was actually a girl.

“Yes, I thought she was a boy, too,” the 43-year-old admitted to The Daily Mail. “Until she looked at me when she was three years old and said, ‘I am not a boy!'”

There you have it. My three year old told me he was a T-Rex, so we raised him as a dinosaur. :dunce:


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We can debate the scientific legitimacy of gender identity but studies on rats have shown that these type of things increase with over-population so I think it’s safe to blame the EC(b)....and Catholics.
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Postby Chizzang » Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:58 am

kalm wrote:
89Hen wrote:https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/charlize-theron-daughter-jackson-transgender


There you have it. My three year old told me he was a T-Rex, so we raised him as a dinosaur. :dunce:


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We can debate the scientific legitimacy of gender identity but studies on rats have shown that these type of things increase with over-population so I think it’s safe to blame the EC(b)....and Catholics.


You'd think Catholics would be more concerned about pedophiles..?

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Postby BDKJMU » Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:38 pm

"Second Amendment 'sanctuary county' movement expands as organizers take aim at new gun laws

....Effingham County State’s Attorney Bryan Kibler last month told a raucous crowd the origin story behind the “Second Amendment sanctuary county” movement, which began in Effingham and now includes 64 of the state’s 102 counties, counties in three other states, and nine more states in which counties are eyeing similar nonbinding measures. And as state legislators, emboldened by Gov. J.B. Pritzker, look at more gun-control measures, counties are looking at more ways to resist them....."
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/loc ... story.html

Good for the majority of Illinois (at least land mass wise). Heck, I figure Densedawg lives in one of those 64 IL counties..

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Postby Ivytalk » Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:10 pm

BDKJMU wrote:"Second Amendment 'sanctuary county' movement expands as organizers take aim at new gun laws

....Effingham County State’s Attorney Bryan Kibler last month told a raucous crowd the origin story behind the “Second Amendment sanctuary county” movement, which began in Effingham and now includes 64 of the state’s 102 counties, counties in three other states, and nine more states in which counties are eyeing similar nonbinding measures. And as state legislators, emboldened by Gov. J.B. Pritzker, look at more gun-control measures, counties are looking at more ways to resist them....."
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/loc ... story.html

Good for the majority of Illinois (at least land mass wise). Heck, I figure Densedawg lives in one of those 64 IL counties..

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Postby 89Hen » Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:25 am

Chizzang wrote:
kalm wrote:
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We can debate the scientific legitimacy of gender identity but studies on rats have shown that these type of things increase with over-population so I think it’s safe to blame the EC(b)....and Catholics.


You'd think Catholics would be more concerned about pedophiles..?

Pedophiles = nothing to see here
Gender confusion = oh the horror

Holy non-sequitur batman. :suspicious:
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Postby 89Hen » Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:00 pm

BTW I guess 300+ dead Catholics attacked in a hate crime doesn't make the news here?
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Postby Winterborn » Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:46 pm

89Hen wrote:BTW I guess 300+ dead Catholics attacked in a hate crime doesn't make the news here?


Well did it really happen if Social Media didn't report it?

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Postby Chizzang » Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:43 pm

89Hen wrote:BTW I guess 300+ dead Catholics attacked in a hate crime doesn't make the news here?


were they the pedophile Catholics or a more obscure sect ..?


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Postby kalm » Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:41 pm

Chizzang wrote:
89Hen wrote:BTW I guess 300+ dead Catholics attacked in a hate crime doesn't make the news here?


were they the pedophile Catholics or a more obscure sect ..?


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Worse. Sub-continental, SE Asian Catholics.
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Postby JohnStOnge » Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:54 pm

css75 wrote:
mainejeff wrote:
Come on.....he's a #FakeBillionaire who is concerned for the common working Joe! He better thank the cult of Fox News because without it he would already be a footnote in U.S. political history.

:coffee:


Fox News has been the one correct, even the WaPo admitted it.


What on EARTH are you talking about? BTW, a number of surveys have shown that Fox News viewers are the most detached from reality. Here's an example of one:

https://www.businessinsider.com/study-w ... all-2012-5

Can't infer from that that watching Fox News CAUSES the detachment of reality. But still notable.

BTW, I'm proud to say that I listen to NPR more than anything else on radio. And I'd listen to it more if they didn't have stuff like "WAIT WAIT DON'T TELL ME" on it. If they'd stick to news and analysis all the time I'd listen to them just about every time I turn on the radio.

Anyway, there are a few people on Fox News that are credible. Chris Wallace. Brett Baier. But in general Fox News is a very unreliable source of information. It's a propaganda organ.
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Postby BDKJMU » Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:07 pm

JohnStOnge wrote:
css75 wrote:
Fox News has been the one correct, even the WaPo admitted it.


What on EARTH are you talking about? BTW, a number of surveys have shown that Fox News viewers are the most detached from reality. Here's an example of one:

https://www.businessinsider.com/study-w ... all-2012-5

Can't infer from that that watching Fox News CAUSES the detachment of reality. But still notable.

BTW, I'm proud to say that I listen to NPR more than anything else on radio. And I'd listen to it more if they didn't have stuff like "WAIT WAIT DON'T TELL ME" on it. If they'd stick to news and analysis all the time I'd listen to them just about every time I turn on the radio.

Anyway, there are a few people on Fox News that are credible. Chris Wallace. Brett Baier. But in general Fox News is a very unreliable source of information. It's a propaganda organ.

No more so than CNN & MSNBC.

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BDKJMU wrote:
JohnStOnge wrote:
What on EARTH are you talking about? BTW, a number of surveys have shown that Fox News viewers are the most detached from reality. Here's an example of one:

https://www.businessinsider.com/study-w ... all-2012-5

Can't infer from that that watching Fox News CAUSES the detachment of reality. But still notable.

BTW, I'm proud to say that I listen to NPR more than anything else on radio. And I'd listen to it more if they didn't have stuff like "WAIT WAIT DON'T TELL ME" on it. If they'd stick to news and analysis all the time I'd listen to them just about every time I turn on the radio.

Anyway, there are a few people on Fox News that are credible. Chris Wallace. Brett Baier. But in general Fox News is a very unreliable source of information. It's a propaganda organ.

No more so than CNN & MSNBC.


I think Fox News is, at this point, worse in terms of total BS and bias than CNN and MSNBC are. But I'll admit that it's debatable.

Here's the thing, though: Media entities such as the Washington Post, the New York times, the main NBC News, CBS News, ABC News, Politifact, Factcheck.org, Reuters, USA Today, NPR, etc., are CLEARLY superior in terms of minimizing bias and maximizing accuracy than something like Fox News is. And Trump's fans are calling THOSE instituations "fake news." No. They're not. It's just that Real News does not comport with Trump support, And we are dealing with a cult-like situation.
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