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(but it's required)Tickled my contributions finally doing good. At least think they r given Doug Jones’ win. A bit concerning however is that campaign finance reports4 Doug show I mixed my $$$ w/quite a few longtime donors2 GOP stalwarts like Jeff(Wednesday, Dec 13. 2017 02:06 AM)Sessions, Sen Richard Shelby, former Rep Spencer Bachus, Karl Rove, Tom Donohue, Rob Riley, & Bill Canary. Seems some Repub attys in Birmingham & Mobile dislike Moore & donated2 Jones. Jones’ ties2 Rob Riley r espec troubling. The 2 worked 2help gen $51M in atty fees from a HealthSouth lawsuit- while Jones, @same time, “defended” former Gov Don Siegelman, whose co-defendant was former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy. Plus, Jones charged Siegelman $300k 4defense not rendered, as Doug quit b4 trial. Dont want 2b SJW, but keeping watchful eye. http://goo.gl/qynu7jBeginning ~10yrs ago, Moscow-based Kaspersky Labs tried2 damage rival competitor’s reputations by tricking their programs into classifying benign files as malicious. Per 2 former employees, some such attacks were ordered by(Wednesday, Dec 13. 2017 12:50 AM)KL’s co-founder Eugene Kaspersky, in part 2retaliate against rivals who he felt were aping his software rather than dev their own. KL’s engineers would take files like common critical drivers & inject bad code into them so they appeared infected. KL would then upload the doctored files anonymously2 VirusTotal flagging them as infected. Other AV engineers would then visit VT & create signatures that would flag all sim files. This often caused their AV programs 2quarantine perfectly good drivers from ppl’s computers causing system problems. http://goo.gl/fssZ1BI guess it all boils down2 what 1 believes gives meaning to mankind’s life. To me, man will only have significance if he survives the Darwinian nature of the universe in the long term. In only a billion yrs, r sun will have brightened(Tuesday, Dec 12. 2017 04:59 AM)enough2 boil the oceans. If man is 2survive, it will only be cuz of his unique intelligence & ability2 fav reshape his enviro. There is nothing else particularly special about man, espec not his ability 2practice cut-throat Darwinistic behaviors. If the nat Darwinian path led2 immortal life, we would see evidence of an entire universe teaming w/life that has survived the ages. We don’t. So man must uniquely fight against the natural Darwinian order & instead build the strongest poss united society in which all individuals & earth’s life forms thrive.jeff linder(Monday, Dec 11. 2017 11:39 AM)For halginsberg – Same principle. You want someone else to pay for things you deem worthy.halginsberg(Monday, Dec 11. 2017 10:34 AM)4 Jeff – 1st of all u wrote that I think gov’t should buy everything 4 everybody. Obviously, that’s false. Now u write that I want gov’t 2 buy baseball tix 4 poor kids. I don’t oppose such legislation but my preference is that the City of Baltimore should condition use of its city by O’s upon an agreement by team 2 distribute free or low-cost tix to poor Baltimoreans.jeff linder(Monday, Dec 11. 2017 10:11 AM)For Hal – You do think the government should buy tickets to baseball games for the less fortunate. What’s the difference between that and a voucher to a restaurant? The point stands. You think the government has the authority to spend someone else’s money on whatever you deem appropriate.Hal(Monday, Dec 11. 2017 09:35 AM)For jeff linder – not everything. I don’t think the gov’t should provide people with yachts or vouchers to eat at restaurants & not at the expensive others since I would b subject 2 same taxes that I support. But it’s easier 2 attack arguments I don’t make.jeff linder(Monday, Dec 11. 2017 08:22 AM)For Hal – That’s your problem Hal. You think the government is there to provide everything to everybody, at someone else’s expense, of course.The EIC has been much abused. Ppl that dont even work r propositioned by dishonest tax preparers who promise ppl they will get a tax refund if they just pay a fee. Self-Emp_Income is declared & the EIC is requested. By law, IRS pays(Sunday, Dec 10. 2017 06:56 PM)refunds quick, & only later it discovers the person never paid SEI taxes. The tax preparer & their fee r long gone; the person now owes IRS back the EIC. Woe 2the person that actually recvd need-based benefits (SSI or welfare) during the tax yr, as IRS records now show they had SEI they didnt declare. So welfare/SSI also want their money back, & usually such persons already at poverty level. This is the type of issue I tried 2expain2 Hal re accurate gas tax refunds. Although computerization slowly making this better, such programs rife w/fraud & bureaucratic messes.Jeff isnt proposing a true GMI. The “earned income tax credit” he mentions already exists – IF u have low-pay job, then u may get a tax rebate. This also much like current Repub proposals 2req work 2get Medicaid. Prob socially(Sunday, Dec 10. 2017 02:32 PM)insulated ppl dont recog is there r many that have educational/mental/physical/economic-based issues such that they cant get/hold a job in today’s economy where workers compete w/3rd world. Sometimes ppl like Jeff will have eyes opened if something really bad happens in their lives. Gen working population is always so surprised how few services there really r when it is they that need help – but even then they often hang on2 dogma: Everybody but them (espec those dark “foreigners”) r cheaters/liars & that’s why there is nothing avail 4them when they need it.Hal(Sunday, Dec 10. 2017 10:58 AM)4 Jeff Linder – There is much to recommend a Guaranteed Minimum Income. We’d still need gov’t provided health care and schools but it is definitely an efficient safety net program.Hal(Sunday, Dec 10. 2017 10:57 AM)Dems now down 1 seat in Senate and House. How’s that working for you SJWs?Tom Arnold claims he has /proof/ his /old friend/ Leann Tweeden was coached/manipulated for WEEKS 2bring down Al Franken w/her /grope/ photo. Arnold tweeted that ex-Trump adviser Roger Stone was behind plot, that Stone &(Sunday, Dec 10. 2017 08:16 AM)Tweeden’s colleague John Phillips /groomed/ her 2release pic; Tweeden had no idea Phillips & Stone were hard right buddies. Arnold says Sean Hannity had wanted the photo since 2007 but she refused him & that Tweeden never wanted Franken fired. Arnold posted email purportedly showing Stone trying2 whip up story2 gossip columnists even b4 Tweeden story aired, though a pseudonym Russian nm was used & Tom has no proof email was Stone’s doing. DC & US will be vacant if we all r held 2such high stds over entire lifetime. We need Al in the Senate. http://goo.gl/oLWfA3jeff linder(Friday, Dec 8. 2017 12:23 PM)For halginsberg – The government spends about $1T in means tested programs. That’s about $3K per person. For illustration only:. GMI-Earned Income=Refund. That way there is no cost in benefits to working.halginsberg(Friday, Dec 8. 2017 10:08 AM)For jeff linder – How would you fund the GMI? NB – I ask questions without insults, sarcasm, or derogation. Why are you incapable of doing the same?jeff linder(Friday, Dec 8. 2017 10:05 AM)For halginsberg – That’s funny Hal. You think it’s someone else’s duty to spend money on things you think are important. I think you should spend your money on what you think is important. Re GMI it’s a workable solution as a replacement for all welfare programs.halginsberg(Friday, Dec 8. 2017 09:56 AM)For jeff linder – well we disagree on whose duty it is to protect Americans from a pitiless market. No point in arguing that here. I am mixed on GMI. Y do u think it’s best solution?jeff linder(Friday, Dec 8. 2017 09:15 AM)For halginsberg – It’s not the federal government’s business to ensure all citizens have health care, a roof over their heads and a warm place to sleep Hal. If you know someone like in dire need why aren’t you helping them? And yes, I support a guaranteed income.halginsberg(Thursday, Dec 7. 2017 09:05 AM)For jeff linder – I asked u earlier how u propose to ensure all citizens have health care, a roof over their heads, and a warm place to sleep. I think u support a guaranteed minimum income. Is that correct?jeff linder(Thursday, Dec 7. 2017 08:45 AM)Nice article. Meaningless as it is. You still haven’t supported your assertion that most of the wealthy inherited their wealth.
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