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Posts Made By: Rod Kaufman

January 30, 2022 09:00 PM Forum: Politics

I know how it is with New Year's Resolutions...

Posted By Rod Kaufman

Originally Posted by Richard Davis

Fake Rod, the gun totin' fraud,

    So now Reason Magazine is part of the "right wing conspiracy"?? Really?  

Also then, the NY Times and BuzzFeed are both engaging in the same conspiracy theory according to you. 

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/24/us/whitmer-kidnapping-trial.html

Then you're saying that the FBI did NOT  do what the article claims it did and what they SAID they did.  

I guess the FBI is engaging in its own Conspiracy theory AGAINST their own agency?   LOL  

Your really are a mentally deranged psychotic aren't you?  Is there a vaccine you can get against that? 

I suggest that you 'take the jab'  wink
"The defense lawyers using that same trove of evidence material have built an entirely different scenario of what happened. They depict the accused as reluctant puppets entrapped by the F.B.I. agents and informants whom they say came up with the kidnapping plot." "The suspects discussing violence on the recordings or in encrypted chats was just inflammatory rhetoric, the defense says." 
https://newsup18.com/news/world/roles-of-f-b-i-and-informants-muddle-the-michigan-governor-kidnapping-case-33958
If you believe that, then you are psychotic...

January 30, 2022 09:19 PM Forum: Politics

I know how it is with New Year's Resolutions...

Posted By Rod Kaufman

Originally Posted by Richard Davis

Fake Rod, the gun totin' Fraud,

   So then I'll ask again, are the NY Times, Reason Magazine, and Buzzfeed all involved in the Conspiracy theory?
Nutzoid,  that they report it doesn't mean that they're "all involved in the Conspiracy theory"...

January 31, 2022 10:00 PM Forum: Politics

Transportation Sec'y Buttigieg celebrating the collapse of the racist bridge in Penn.

Posted By Rod Kaufman

Originally Posted by Mel Maki
There is a lot of room to be critical of our transportation dept. if they don't spend enough on the nuts and bolts of our huge needs in their area. How much construction will they get done?
Various Republicans, who voted against the infrastructure bill claiming it was "socialist and Marxist", are now touting the funding and claiming credit for it as the repairs and the jobs that go with it advance in their districts... 

January 31, 2022 10:13 PM Forum: Politics

Transportation Sec'y Buttigieg celebrating the collapse of the racist bridge in Penn.

Posted By Rod Kaufman

Originally Posted by Mel Maki

Do you think prevailing wage is necessary? I might argue, "Hey, year around work is hard to find so I should make double when I do work?"
Do you think it's "socialist"and Marxist"? If, so, take it up with the Republicans who said so and voted against the bill only to take credit for it now...

January 31, 2022 10:28 PM Forum: Politics

Transportation Sec'y Buttigieg celebrating the collapse of the racist bridge in Penn.

Posted By Rod Kaufman

Originally Posted by Mel Maki
Second, I could argue that the very much higher wages are not why my roads and bridges suck? 
There's no mystery about it Mel, most roads and bridges in America are decades old and in need of repair or replacement. Prevailing wages occur in a capitalistic society and not in a socialist and marxist one. We don't have wage and price controls, now do we?... 

January 31, 2022 10:46 PM Forum: Politics

Transportation Sec'y Buttigieg celebrating the collapse of the racist bridge in Penn.

Posted By Rod Kaufman

Originally Posted by Mel Maki
We might differ on this. In a capitalistic system huge jobs like these should be put out to bid. I don't see why the government should say, "These construction jobs are special and some special people asked for close to double wages so that's what it has to be." I have been out of this for 20 years so I am open to hearing a new reality.
They are out for bid:
https://www.gsa.gov/real-estate/real-estate-services/for-businesses-seeking-opportunities/bidding-on-federal-construction-projects
Specific to prevailing wages, again what you expect in a capitalistic society, is explained by:
"The Davis-Bacon Act requires contractors and subcontractors to pay laborers and mechanics employed on federal construction contracts no less than the locally prevailing wages and fringe benefits for corresponding work on similar projects in the area. Many federal laws that authorize federal assistance for construction projects, such as through grants, loans, loan guarantees, or other similar funding mechanisms, require funding recipients to comply with the prevailing wage and labor standards requirements of the Davis-Bacon Act. Such laws are generally known as Davis-Bacon “Related Acts,” or Davis-Bacon Related Acts."
https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/fact-sheets/66a
Note the top of the link that states "Bipartisan infrastructure Law"...

February 1, 2022 12:44 AM Forum: Politics

He Died Owning The Libs...

Posted By Rod Kaufman

Originally Posted by Rod Kaufman

Mocking my butt, he's telling the truth. It's the same story again, the unvaxxed causing crisis of care standards in many hospitals, displacing care for other patients who need it while exposing the hospital staff to their preventable infirmities and many with the same attitude as guy who died, "you can kiss my ass"... 
For further information on the deceased, including an excerpt of his appearance on Fox, see:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THijMJ3IR94

February 1, 2022 05:22 PM Forum: Politics

He Died Owning The Libs...

Posted By Rod Kaufman

Originally Posted by Mel Maki

After wondering how accurate some of the sources are that non-Dems are using you are going with remarks from a comment section that her mom's neighbor is an ER doctor commenting on the remarks of dying unvaccinated people that are brainwashed to death. Well that can only be the unvarnished truth!
" Dr Kernan Manion, executive director of the Center for Physician Rights, said. “Moral injury occurs when the nurse or doctor feels that, ‘The patients I’ve dedicated my life to treating are now here because of their own negligence and now they’re imposing upon me and my team to treat them, while also exposing us to continued danger from this virus."
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/sep/18/doctors-caring-unvaccinated-covid-patients

February 1, 2022 05:24 PM Forum: Politics

Transportation Sec'y Buttigieg celebrating the collapse of the racist bridge in Penn.

Posted By Rod Kaufman

Originally Posted by Greg Shaffer


I have no illusions that it did not happen in the past and certainly more so than in modern times......However, dredging up old water long ago passed under the bridge accomplishes only one thing of import.....divisiveness. Of course that seems to be the goal of the left, use it as a tool to keep their power. Racism only has power if you feed it and politicians overfeed it 24/7.......

Fortunately, more and more people see it for what it is, desperation and virtue signaling.
" more and more people see it for what it is, desperation and virtue signaling."
Boy that's rich, coming from someone who believes in the big lie that the election was stolen and Biden didn't really get more than 6 million votes than Trump did...

February 1, 2022 05:44 PM Forum: Politics

Did Russia Just Blink?

Posted By Rod Kaufman

"The Kremlin said Tuesday that there had been a "mix-up" over its reply to the United States on the Ukraine crisis, as diplomatic efforts to deter a Russian invasion picked up pace."
https://www.cnn.com/2022/02/01/europe/ukraine-russia-news-tuesday-intl/index.html
So, there's no formal set of demands to be met at least for now and that allows more room for diplomatic negotiations to proceed. Given the right wing media's penchant for defending their comrade's actions in Russia, it'll be interesting to see how they might spin a successful Biden administration effort to peacefully resolve the crisis. My guess is that they'll ignore it and replace it with more illegals at the border or some such thing. Other the other hand, if Russia does invade, I expect to see more of the same in support of their efforts from MAGA media as they clearly back Putin's effort in assaulting a democracy in the Ukraine...