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    Re: Business, Economics & Tax Policy 5.0: Can a blind nut find a squirrel?

    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    I don't know about this. Oh, I suppose it is the wave of the future, but there is so much room for abuse.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017...es-microchips/
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    Quote Originally Posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
    Pass, thanks.
    Cue "mark of the beast" talk from people who think the Book of Revelation will literally happen.

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    Cue "mark of the beast" talk from people who think the Book of Revelation will literally happen.
    Comments already has that covered.
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    Coke is rebranding Coke Zero as Coke Zero Sugar. And people are angry!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShirtlessBob View Post
    Coke is rebranding Coke Zero as Coke Zero Sugar. And people are angry!
    It would have been so much better if they had gone with "New Coke Zero."
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    Union sues WMU for hiring goats to clear poison ivy from wooded areas on campus.

    Much fuss has been made about robots stealing workers’ jobs, but at Western Michigan University caprine competition has the goat of the union representing landscapers. AFSCME Local 1668 is moving forward with a grievance after the university deployed a 20-goat crew to clear poison ivy and other weeds from campus this summer.

    WMU insists that the goats have not displaced workers. Before the university hired the animals, the wooded areas grew wild. The toxic plants would otherwise require chemical removal, and human workers would risk rashes and thistles, but the goats can eat up to five pounds of tough vegetation a day....

    The union claims the goats actually count as subcontractors, and by that anthropomorphic reasoning it’s claiming a violation of the school’s collective-bargaining agreement. Though the formal union grievance is exempt from public disclosure, a Local 1668 Facebook post blamed the animals for the fact that nine union members had lost jobs on campus.
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    Re: Business, Economics & Tax Policy 5.0: Can a blind nut find a squirrel?

    Quote Originally Posted by FreshFish View Post
    Union sues WMU for hiring goats to clear poison ivy from wooded areas on campus.
    Oh, WSJ. Never change.

    I wonder why goats don't react to the poison ivy.
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    Re: Business, Economics & Tax Policy 5.0: Can a blind nut find a squirrel?

    So, this is Republican Capitalism? What a joke.

    http://www.startribune.com/foxconn-d...ker/437045623/

    Foxconn deal may cost Wisconsin $230,700 per new worker
    The Legislature could approve up to $3 billion in state tax breaks as early as August.

    These payouts, state officials said, come with lofty expectations. As long as Foxconn — an electronics titan that makes gadgets for Apple, Google and Amazon, among other firms — keeps hiring U.S. workers at the new flat-screen manufacturing facility, Wisconsin would cut the company $200 million to $250 million a year for up to 15 years.

    That works out to a rough cost to the state of about $230,700 per worker, assuming the factory goes on to generate 13,000 jobs.
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    Want to buy a railroad? These folks need to.

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    Why the young'ins are still in mommy's basement: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/the...nts-2017-07-31

    In short, they made poor choices, and are now paying for it.
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    Re: Business, Economics & Tax Policy 5.0: Can a blind nut find a squirrel?

    Quote Originally Posted by FlagDUDE08 View Post
    Why the young'ins are still in mommy's basement: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/the...nts-2017-07-31

    In short, they made poor choices, and are now paying for it.
    I haven't clicked the link yet, but amongst those poor choices will be taking actions that have generated ad revenue for Alex Jones.
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    Re: Business, Economics & Tax Policy 5.0: Can a blind nut find a squirrel?

    Quote Originally Posted by FlagDUDE08 View Post
    Why the young'ins are still in mommy's basement: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/the...nts-2017-07-31

    In short, they made poor choices, and are now paying for it.
    I'll say. Income stagnation has been far worse in red states. Poor choices indeed.

    But it's OK the fundies are in Mommy's basement. Easier for them to find a mate within the family.
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    Re: Business, Economics & Tax Policy 5.0: Can a blind nut find a squirrel?

    Quote Originally Posted by FlagDUDE08 View Post
    Why the young'ins are still in mommy's basement: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/the...nts-2017-07-31

    In short, they made poor choices, and are now paying for it.
    That's not what the article said, but how are you gonna know, with only one not-very-helpful picture?

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    Re: Business, Economics & Tax Policy 5.0: Can a blind nut find a squirrel?

    You can be guaranteed that this will eventually become a standard economic metric for how the working class is living in the modern world.

    In truth, a 2.2% increase isn't such a horrible thing. It's relatively inline with GDP growth. Looking for big swings up or down, that will tell us a lot more about true economic conditions for the lower income population. Also good to note that they're collecting info not only on how much the banks are pulling in these fees, but also grabbing a headcount of its customers impacted.

    Americans paid $15 billion in overdraft fees last year, CFPB says

    All banks with assets over $1 billion must report how much money it brought in via bounced check and overdraft fees, according to CFPB. And this year the industry rang up at $11.41 billion. That's up 2.2% from 2015, which was the first year banks began reporting total overdraft and bounced check fees to the CFPB.

    Adding in it's best guess for what smaller banks and credit unions charged, and CFPB says $15 billion is roughly the grand total.
    These fees are particularly troublesome for cash-strapped Americans, CFPB Director Richard Cordray said on a press call Thursday...

    ...He also pointed out that the average amount of money consumers overdraft by is about $24 -- but that banks often charge fees of around $34 for each overdraft incident...

    ...So, it appears that the fees have been curbed. But Cordray says data indicates some of the poorest Americans are still being hit hard by them.

    He said customers that opt in and frequently overdraft "typically" wind up paying $450 per year in fees.
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    Re: Business, Economics & Tax Policy 5.0: Can a blind nut find a squirrel?

    One thing I'm really looking forward to after legalization is the extermination of the pot culture. It's so f-cking tiresome. Imagine every time you wanted a drink you had to be around Juggalos.
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    *Shudder*

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    Re: Business, Economics & Tax Policy 5.0: Can a blind nut find a squirrel?

    I'm in favor of unscheduling it at the federal level, and making it a states' rights issue. The blue and purple states can have a ballot proposal on whether or not legalize it, and Second World hellholes like Oklahoma and Arkansas can pass legislation to keep it illegal within their boundaries. Potheads should be responsible for knowing local laws. Suits me just fine.
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    Re: Business, Economics & Tax Policy 5.0: Can a blind nut find a squirrel?

    Quote Originally Posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
    I'm in favor of unscheduling it at the federal level, and making it a states' rights issue. The blue and purple states can have a ballot proposal on whether or not legalize it, and Second World hellholes like Oklahoma and Arkansas can pass legislation to keep it illegal within their boundaries. Potheads should be responsible for knowing local laws. Suits me just fine.
    Again - works for me. We do need easy detection for driving while high/stoned. Penalties = DUI/DWI.
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    Re: Business, Economics & Tax Policy 5.0: Can a blind nut find a squirrel?

    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    Again - works for me. We do need easy detection for driving while high/stoned. Penalties = DUI/DWI.
    Oh yes, definitely. A reliable field sobriety test is the only thing that has held back my support up to this point. Pot, booze - doesn't matter. We need an equivalent DUI threshold for pot, set federally and tied to road funding for blackmail/enforcement purposes , and it goes without saying that 21 will be the age limit.

    Everything else - legality of possession/sale, rate of taxation, regulation/licensing of growing operations and storefronts, places where consumption is permitted - should be up to the states.
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