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Posts Made By: Russ Carroll

April 1, 2012 08:29 PM Forum: DVDs and Music and Books That You Recommend

Life's Too Short

Posted By Russ Carroll



"Don't hate a playa...hate the game!"
-Warwick Davis

A very funny brit comedy on HBO, "Life's Too Short". A Ricky Gervais and Steven Merchant series. Check it out.

April 3, 2012 08:41 AM Forum: Politics

CA, You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet

Posted By Russ Carroll

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/tax-346879-billion-revenue.html

If you think the migration out of CA last decade was bad, keep watching! Here is an interesting comment about the article:


"Apple Computer, headquarter in Cupertino Ca., announced a new $300 million dollar facility to house 3,600 new employees to be built here in America.

The problem is they are building it in Texas. People don't have to move to lower California tax revenues. When they don't have jobs and go on food stamps it still drains. We have to lower taxes and energy costs in California to ever recover."

April 10, 2012 08:46 AM Forum: Politics

FIRE this guy

Posted By Russ Carroll

and have him take Obama back with him to Venezuela...

http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2012/04/10/miami-marlins-suspend-manager-guillen-for-five-games/?hpt=hp_t1

April 13, 2012 08:25 AM Forum: Politics

#$^% My President Says

Posted By Russ Carroll

I know only the grown-ups will read this, but here it is anyway:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/free-lunch-egalitarianism/2012/04/12/gIQAu3wnDT_story.html


April 19, 2012 01:57 PM Forum: Politics

Cosmic Constitutional Theory - For Jim

Posted By Russ Carroll

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-constitutional-right-to-be-left-alone/2012/04/18/gIQA8YrlRT_story.html

I'm very interested in Jim's take on this oped/book. Just one choice sentence -

"Those who believe the Constitution is “living” believe, Wilkinson says, that judges should “implement the contemporary values” of society."

And a wonderful observation:

"The Constitution is a companion of the Declaration of Independence and should be construed as an implementation of the Declaration’s premises, which include: Government exists not to confer rights but to “secure” preexisting rights; the fundamental rights concern the liberty of individuals, not the prerogatives of the collectivity — least of all when it acts to the detriment of individual liberty."

Interesting piece for discussion.

April 22, 2012 10:55 AM Forum: Politics

Absolute, Naked Hypocrisy of the Dems

Posted By Russ Carroll

For all to see...

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303425504577355851365704514.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_AboveLEFTTop


In an op-ed for the ages in the Massachusetts Medical Devices Journal this week, Ms. Warren came out against ObamaCare's 2.3% excise tax on medical device manufacturers that kicks in next year. Such a levy has no place in a "fair tax system," she says, and she favors repeal. Ms. Warren even uses that word, repeal, which in the context of government health care might raise an eyebrow or two on Boston Common or whatever park her followers are occupying these days.

When "Congress taxes the sale of a specific product," Ms. Warren explains, "it too often disproportionately impacts the small companies with the narrowest financial margins and the broadest innovative potential." She adds that in the medical devices case such taxation "pushes companies of all sizes to cut back on research and development for life-saving products."

So Ms. Warren is conceding that when the government taxes something we get less of it, though you'd have to be a Harvard faculty member to believe otherwise. But how come she thinks this insight only applies to innovative medical devices and not to, say, investment or even other boring old businesses?

April 23, 2012 11:40 AM Forum: Politics

Islamicists Not All Bad

Posted By Russ Carroll

Says this CIA analyst:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304299304577350200925769444.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_LEADTop

The article supports those here believing Islam will continue to morph into a peacefully institution. Yeah, like a piece of Israel, and a piece of England, and a piece of France, etc...

May 1, 2012 09:46 AM Forum: Off Topic Discussions

I thought it was incredibly bold and honest...

Posted By Russ Carroll

...for them to put themselves on this list. Then I realized it was a picture of Rush Limbaugh and not Steve Balmer...

http://money.msn.com/investing/5-most-damaged-brands-right-now

May 2, 2012 08:31 AM Forum: Politics

A New Low for a Narcissistic Society

Posted By Russ Carroll

http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/02/politics/secret-service/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

Sick...really sick.

May 3, 2012 10:58 AM Forum: Politics

Putting Obama into a Vise

Posted By Russ Carroll

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17937795

So, what's he going to do to prevent rogue states from using a Nuke? Use harsh language???