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    Re: My electric bill is going up 60%!

    There are a large number of households where their income limits their energy usage. So as energy costs go down, their consumption goes up.

    There are a large number of businesses where as their...
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    Re: Who Actually Believes This Stuff??

    You fail to consider that some see faith as a proper path in life. Faith does not rely on reason.

    There are a large number of people who have faith that we can control global warming to an...
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    Re: My electric bill is going up 60%!

    For the last 30 years my wife and I have walked from our bedroom to our offices upstairs. We seldom see clients. Mostly email and UPSP mail. So we save a lot on fuel. My wife likes to keep the...
  4. Re: an interesting take on inflation and the forthcoming recession

    Some pundits get it completely wrong.


    https://garydhalbert.com/2021/06/17/household-net-worth-soars-record-high-2021/

    Recent history shows that net wealth (money to spend) has been increasing...
  5. Re: Kicking in doors on tv or in movies

    Rather than fight a door, it is often easier to break a window.
  6. Re: Kicking in doors on tv or in movies

    Make certain the door opens inward.
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    Re: Annoying truths

    The races are based on distance. So a speed difference is unimportant. It is certainly not enough to make up for the distance difference.


    That would suggest that there is a speed difference.
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    Re: Annoying truths

    I think it is really hard to put a rope across an ocean. And dangerous to put one across a road.

    But that is outside the scope of the problem or solution.
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    Re: The American School System!

    Ian's statement was about racist lies. I pointed out options other than using Texas text books. I would have used similar arguments had Ian been unhappy with some other option. So my responses had...
  10. Re: Nicole Wallace lays it out straight.

    They have a belief that is different than mine. But overall they are content with the option that the Democrats present.
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    Re: The chess scandal continues....

    A slight difference at most.

    If you forfeit without making a move, the game does not affect your rating.
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    Re: The American School System!

    Actually the first mention was

    I offered several reasons why that need not be true. Then you made comments about those reasons. I thought we were discussing the truth of Ian's statement. Clearly,...
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    Re: Sovereign Citizens

    Many people ignore the speed limits. They certainly decide when and if they want to obey those laws.

    Many people use illegal drugs. They certainly decide when and if they want to obey those laws....
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    Re: A Chess Cheating Scandal

    They met again today. 1.5 moves and a resignation.
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    Re: The American School System!

    It is a fairly cheap book. States could get a volume discount. But schools like a different type of book.
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    Re: The American School System!

    Mixing singular and plural is common. As you did.


    But you did not address why the California text books are not acceptable.

    I think the 50 million text book number for Texas indicates that...
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    Re: The American School System!

    You might notice the not to subtle change from Texas to Texas and California.

    I guess you need to explain why blue states would find the California version inadequate. I am not going to explain...
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    Re: The American School System!

    I used to read the books before the lessons. I might be special.

    But if the kids don't read the books, the teachers could present a different view and solve the problem that way.
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    Re: The American School System!

    And, yet, I thought you missed the point.

    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/01/12/us/texas-vs-california-history-textbooks.html has a comparison of a couple high school texts. Four from...
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    Re: The American School System!

    There are much cheaper alternatives than buying hard copy text books. I gave 2 alternatives.
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    Re: The American School System!

    That was a good excuse in the past. But now on demand printing or even books on computers invalidate that excuse.

    A lot of "good" people are content with lies.
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    Re: The American School System!

    While that may be true, it is also true that some private schools do a much better job of serving certain classes of students.

    You also might take note that some public schools are magnet schools...
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    Re: $300 billion wealth transfer

    Obama and then Biden promised no tax increases for the middle class. Not so much the middle class since the promise covered for those in the 24% below the 1%.

    If you look at Democratic policy, you...
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    Re: $300 billion wealth transfer

    I told you why the IRS numbers are wrong and gave you some numbers to show how wrong the IRS numbers are. At least for those in the "income" range I stated.

    As I said "Being toward the top of the...
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    Re: Wollongong Australia

    ...
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    Re: $300 billion wealth transfer

    Your graph in post #470 is not just misleading it is wrong.

    Being toward the top of the economy, most of my household's income does not even appear on tax forms. From the graph we appear to have...
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    Re: A Chess Cheating Scandal

    The arbitrator issued a statement that there was no cheating.
  28. Re: Enough of this doom and gloom economic threads

    Finland does seem to be nicer place to live.

    More current numbers for the US are 16% child poverty rate. About the same as the late 60's. So 12 million kids. And to think we are going to forgive...
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    Re: Awash in cash

    Awash in cash is certainly true.

    Today's paper had a piece on the low number of poor going to college. Certainly not enough.

    Yesterday's paper told us how much difficulty the rich were having -...
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    Re: Lindsey Grahamís abortion bill

    It appears to be an offer of a compromise between the positions of the political parties. So it makes sense.

    I think it is a bad offer and should be rejected. The current Congress most likely...
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    Re: Socialism

    Using an investing site to give a definition will usually give an definition as used in investing.

    My wife buys eggs. Eggs are a commodity for her. An dozen eggs are the same as any other dozen...
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    Re: $300 billion wealth transfer

    It best to be a bit more truthful about the debt to its relationship to income. But few are.

    Average debt of recent graduates is a bit over your $20K and nowhere near your $100K. The median is...
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    Re: $300 billion wealth transfer

    You really need to consider a broader view of the world.

    College loan debt is $1.7 trillion out of $16.2 trillion consumer debt. Not a significant factor in the economy. Further forgiving $10K for...
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    Re: $300 billion wealth transfer

    College is a choice that those above the median can easily afford. Yet, even the rich get relief under Biden's plan.

    Lack of tax support for education begins with the public K-12 schools....
  35. Thread: kstar

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    Re: kstar

    A long time ago theory showed it was possible. Which explains why a large amount of effort is being expended trying to make theory reality.

    I think I will be skeptical until they get a lot closer.
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    Re: $300 billion wealth transfer

    As LBJ said: If you want something, you need to give something.

    As I recall the conservatives in the Democratic party wanted a relief package passed. They were willing to give something - a relief...
  37. Re: Judges, is there any means of disqualifying them?

    Impeachment seems to be the preferred way to remove judges, but ...

    Congress is responsible for creating the courts below the Supreme Court. This presents the option of eliminating some or all of...
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    Re: $300 billion wealth transfer

    You might notice that neither political party is progressive. Meaningless drivel logically follows. So does the importance of pools.
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    Re: $300 billion wealth transfer

    In theory polling works. In practice it seldom does. That is because polling usually asks general questions. While practice asks specific questions.
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    Re: Rollin' Coal

    But if you need to tow 20 tons, it is might be reasonable.
  41. Thread: kstar

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    Re: kstar

    When they produce more power than is required to run the machine, ...
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    Re: the algorithm

    It is perhaps a bit more expansive than that. You may also see stuff that users with a browsing history like yours see.
  43. Re: Has Bidenomics Been Good for Workers?

    You keep making that or a similar claim.

    So are employers going to give workers what the employer is currently paying for healthcare?

    It is perhaps better to tax the owners of a business on...
  44. Re: Has Bidenomics Been Good for Workers?

    For the longest time those with investments have seen the income associated with those investments increase by 10% annually. But we don't count that, as doing so would expose the truth.

    No...
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    Re: $300 billion wealth transfer

    People have such different experiences with expenses. Most of the time they leave out income in their stories.

    My wife and I graduated in '72. Also debt free having paid my expenses from the same...
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    Re: Why is it....

    I am in favor of that as long as prices are set according to ability to pay.

    ...but then that's Socialism, I guess.
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    Re: Cynicism is defeat

    Yet, the present casts doubt on their words quoted above.

    Even intelligent individuals are wrong from time to time.
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    Re: $300 billion wealth transfer

    There is no "our" needs. There are those with needs and those who just want.

    You might consider the situations of a household that has $50K of income and a household with $150K of income. With the...
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    Re: $300 billion wealth transfer

    A couple guys who I agree with.
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    Re: Idaho book banning

    So their demands were met.
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