Recent comments by yuan

SO spotters and 4 hellfire missiles don't come cheap. All hail the MIC!

It's amazing to see what a spotter and a volley of hellfire can do to some jihadists on a hill:

Air strike targets IS militants on a hill in Kobane | Watch the video - Yahoo News

Because the tax is triggered by high premiums, the tax will hit many workers with ordinary, not exceptionally generous health plans.

EPI is a centrist "big union" think tank.
$2200 a month in tax-free health insurance is not ordinary.

Because the threshold is indexed in future years at a growth rate that is expected to be slower than the growth of medical costs, in the future it will capture more typical health plans.

a more progressive tax would have been ideal. nevertheless, AMT is re-adjusted routinely and i'm sure this threshold will also be subject to re-adjustment.

Actually, the actuarial value of plans provided to government employees (unions) are going the victims of this Cadillac tax.

sure...all 50 of them.

Isn't there a proposal to tax employees on employer sponsored health insurance ?

I have this much sympathy:

...for people who currently recieve tax-free cadillac plans of more than $2200 per month

Fight the rich, not their wars!

"Other highlights included the National Science Foundation paying academics to teach monkeys to gamble…"

So they are studying investor behavior in financial markets?

Nemo's Monkey

Radical Muslim = Oxymoron?

Bigoted American = Oxymoron?

So McDo has wheat gluten patties with vegan mayo?

MMMmmmmm glutnZ.

The veggie burger that bleeds like real meat - CNET

Nothing identifies with being a loser in all social subsets of eaters any more than admitting you dine @ McDonald's. It's quite the stigma.

I guess you have not spent much time in flyover...

CPI-chained would have minimal impact on any one year, but would reduce benefits over time.
Read more at Calculated Risk

Doh! : ZZZzzzzzZZzZzzz

Eeexelent! : unions and pensions are evil socialism and "right to work" and 401Ks are godly capitalism.
Doh! : durrrrrrrr...OK boss

… use two traders. ….if both pay cash, it's a wash. …. now, add a lender.

and bid-ask spread/market makers/HFT FTW!

Except the stock market isn't the economy. Something so many here fail to realize.

exactly. capital tends to outperform wages and the real economy.

cliff notes here:

The Economist explains: Thomas Piketty’s “Capital”, summarised in four paragraphs | The Economist 

Go short here?

I'm on the other side of that a world of not so good the U. S. of A. crony capitalist economy is looking pretty Rose Colored Glasses.

13 days since a single person has died of Ebola in the USA.
~29,000 children died of treatable diarrheal disease in the past 13 days.
~22,500 children, men, and women have died of treatable malaria in the past 13 days.


There's an undercurrent in any number of discussions I read.

Guilt about a shallow consumption-oriented lifestyle and projection?

The Pentagon is assembling a team to respond when the next case is diagnosed in the United States. The group includes five military doctors, five trainers and 20 nurses.Paul Kane and Amy Ellis Nutt in The Washington Post.

All this for a relatively non-contagious disease that has killed 1 person in the USA.

Scientific illiteracy is pandemic in this idiocracy.

Read more: McDonald's Franchisees Are Furious - Business Insider

@sound of world's tiniest violin@

as far as i am concerned mickey d's franchisees can go fuck themselves. in a rational society these sociopathic fuckwads would be spending time in jail for feeding children, women and men metabolic poison.

ebola: hello
texans: where's the government?! Crying where's the government?! Crying

the +7 libertarian vorpal sword of justice is -20 for african viruses.

I don't think that the gap will aid the Dems this election. But the woman-tsunami is building.

Minority Growth In America: Videos Illustrate Rise Of Minorities Across The U.S. (VIDEO)

¡Viva la reconquista!


Another highlight from the Klain resume...

We need to subpoena this man and ask him what he knows about Benghazi.

12 days since a single person has died of Ebola in the USA.
~27,000 children died of treatable diarrheal disease in the past 12 days.
~21,000 children, men, and women have died of treatable malaria in the past 12 days.


When the 2 nurses recuperate.

The fact that those two nurses were infected while working for a for-profit private hospital that was too cheap to provide them with protection is a tragedy. But while they are being treated tens of thousands of children have died of dysentery and other entirely preventable diarrheal diseases.

WHO | Diarrhoeal disease

Hey Dooooooooooooooom!!!ers, It's been 11 days since anyone has died of Ebola in the USA.

When are we going to call off the AWOOOOOGA! PANDEMIC AWOOOOOGA! and cut Governor Rick Perry and Texas Health Resources Inc. a little slack.

Ebola Response Team

I once thought the free, independent, godly, righteous, and moral Red Team republic of TX did not need help from black half-kenyans with muslim fathers! Now I know better.

CDC Budget (2013) -- ~1.1 billion
NIH Budget (2013) -- ~29 billion
Military+veteran's affairs budget (2013) -- ~850 billion.
Federal Budget (2013) -- ~3,500 billion
Less than 1% of the federal budget is spent by the NIH and CDC.

The vast majority of new Ebola cases manifest within ~21 days so we are just a week or so from a mostly clear call for the Duncan Ebola drama.

14 people cleared from 21-day Ebola watch list | Ebola |

Hopefully the hysterical doomers on hoocoodanode will return to their regular schedule of rants about debt, government spending, currency debasement, fucking the FED and PAAIIIINNNNNN for immoral debtors.

Eat whatever you want....there is a reason why you are neurotic.

Mirror mirror on the wall, who is paying for this all?


Isotopic analysis of hominid fossils is a grain industry conspiracy!!!1!!

Stop eating all grains and all sugar.

Fruit and veg have plenty of sugar. Grass and grass seeds have been a critical part of hominid diets for millions of years:

Stable isotope-based diet reconstructions of Turkana Basin hominins

Carb-phobes are as nucking futs as the fat-phobes.

High fiber grains and resistant starches are good for you -- simple sugars and processed grains not so much.

Why aren’t the deficit fetishists exalting President Obama? by David Atkins | Political Animal | The Washington Monthly

Conservatives have never really cared about the deficit. They not only prove that by ballooning the deficit whenever they hold the White House, but by the deafening silence whenever Democrats close deficits by focusing on demand-side economic growth.

It’s almost as if crying over the deficit weren’t about the deficit at all, but rather a cover for ideological maneuvering.

Eeexelent! : Cash, and no, I dont need a receipt

Doh! : Nothingburger

Heavy Hitters: Top All-Time Donors, 1989-2014 | OpenSecrets

It's also important to note that we aren't including donations to politically active dark money groups, like Americans for Prosperity, a group linked to the Koch brothers, or the liberal group Patriot Majority — because these groups hide their donors;

We are working to revise this list to take into account the new realities of campaign finance created by the Citizens United decision, but as it currently stands, there are significant omissions.

not as long as the puppet masters on Wall*Street are wielding the strings.

And this is why the tighty whiteys have to make shit up in order to criticize Obummer. They can't criticize Obama based on substantive issues because their party is just as guilty as the democrats when it comes to financier and infestor fellation.

The GOP today:

Kenyan muslim father!
Kenyan muslim father!

The GOP ~54 years ago:

In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.

We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.

Here is video of Obama making the statement:

Lying about a quote is bad enough but but defending a lie is even worse.

At 4:45 POTUS and president Hollande walked out from a portico and strolled in Front of your pool with Leslie Bowman, president of the >Monticello Foundation. Looking at a terrace she said that Jefferson loved to admire the landscape from there. POTUS said that he'd like >to take a look and seemed delighted to "break the protocol".
"That's the good thing as a President, I can do whatever I want"

What exactly does a small joke about violating diplomatic protocol have to do with 2 cases of transmitted Ebola in a private corporate hospital in the very, very Red Team state of Texas?

RicKKK lied:

Obama urges Americans not to give in to Ebola hysteria
| Reuters
"That's the good thing about being president, I can do whatever I want."
Barack Obama

A source for out of context quote:

Obama to the French President at Monticello: "That's the Good Thing About Being President -- I Can Do Whatever I Want" - The Rush Limbaugh Show

You ask the Government for food, you will starve to death, you ask the Government for money you will go broke, you ask the Government for housing you will be homeless...get it?

Ahhhh...I see that Shill, champion of the poors, is railing against tax dodging private corporations, over-payed job-exporting CEOs, and sociopathic financialization of people and assets.

You call it lending I call it victims.

Sure are a "victim".

2 + 2 = 5

pick an agenda for Christ sakes your all over the map

Ebola, Benghazi!
Benghazi, Ebola!
Ebola, Benghazi!

AWOOOOOGA! Dengue Hemmorhagic Fever in Florida! AWOOOOOGA!

Dengue fever presence in Florida at a 'pretty serious level' | Al Jazeera America

Ban all travel to florida!
Appoint a dengue czar!
Blame Obama!

The President’s budget never balances, despite $1.2 trillion in new and complicated taxes on an already overburdened economy.

balancing the budget is a priority when a democrat is in the white house.
austerity macht frei.

Mmm until they receive this months 401k Statement

How many of the poors you were pretending to be concerned about have 401Ks?

Running neck and neck with Clinton?

Yep. Grand bargain bubba.

Good for more Government expansion as well.

2+2 = 5

Obama is a small-government supply-side reagan-admiring uncle tom:


Corporations used to pay almost one-third of federal taxes. Now it's one-tenth. - Vox

Corporations are shouldering far less of a tax burden than they used to. Corporate tax revenues have declined as a share of GDP over the years, but individual tax revenues have held steady...

Corporations account for a much smaller share of the tax revenue pie than they used to. In 1952, corporations accounted for 32.1 percent of federal revenue. As of 2013, it was less than 10 percent.

The little people pay while sociopathic corporations exploit loopholes created by corporate-whore politicians.

Socialism is coming...