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Savanna September 23, 2012 at 11:43 pm
PwmCwzy You proved your not a racist voting for Obama last time vote for someone else this time toRead More prove your not a moron.............
Michael Richards September 24, 2012 at 07:14 pm
It is quite clear Sister, that you don't understand the difference between "charity" whichRead More the Catholic Church is and has been a leader in the US and around the world. The church as a whole provides services by the generosity of its church members, NOT by the government, which if I am not mistaken doesn't give the Catholic church much of anything. And if you care to do the research ( I have) the percentage of persons getting some form of government assistance is approaching 50% thanks to unemployment which has gotten much worse under this administration. And if you take the time to look at the numbers, what Paul Ryan has suggested is to reform our current social security system (which those of us who work) pay into all our lives but only for those under the age of 50. The current retirement system was established when average life expectance was barely 60 (which is now 75+) and didn't provide for persons not a part of the legal work force not disability which we all know is "milked" by some for all its worth. Mr Ryan and most intellegent persons know stopping fraud and reform must happen to provide for the future retirees that have not reached the age of 50 yet. And one final word, just where does the donations come from to the church, It not government, it is to a large part the people who make over $250,000 a year and tithe big.
Brian B. Canin September 24, 2012 at 07:31 pm
Sorry not true.... Up to about 100K everyone pays payroll tax, around 9%? the employers match theRead More 9% (this can be considered 18% as this is only paid on behalf of a worker and is a part of compensation). People up to 100K pay local taxes, and as the portion of their income for food and necessities is 100% of their pay (vs. a wealthy person who invests the money above their requirement) so while a Warren Buffett or Mitt Romney pay 13-14% (their payroll taxes are inconsequential), the poor guy at Starbucks pays a minimum of 25% in taxes. With property taxes, use taxes, gas taxes, etc. the lower tier of Americans pay a HUGE amount more percentage-wise then wealthy people... But the 3% own the papers, etc. so there you go!
gay soldier July 25, 2012 at 12:39 pm
James, i meant "you people" as in the ones filled with hate..
Kevin George July 25, 2012 at 02:02 pm
gay soldier, you must have not gotten the memo, " you people" has now been deemedRead More politically incorrect hate speech. http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/07/did-ann-romney-say-you-people-the-road-argument-at-a-truck-shop-boehner-on-bachmann-rubios-anti-pledge-drive/ But it's tough to keep up with who you are insulting these days.
Barb Bo October 30, 2012 at 02:10 pm
its nothing to be proud of...
Joker Joe May 31, 2012 at 02:18 pm
Want a job?? Even as hundreds of thousands of California workers are struggling to find a job,Read More Congress has continued to issue 125,000 new work visas a month to immigrants and other foreign workers. This equals 1.5 million new foreign workers each year, who compete directly with California residents for a very limited number of California's jobs. Who benefits from allowing 1.5 million new foreign workers into the U.S. each year? Certainly not the 2,019,000 residents of California who are currently unemployed. Unfortunately, Sens. Feinstein and Boxer have done nothing to reduce the number of foreign workers to the U.S. And as a result, unemployed California workers continue to suffer. VOTE OUT THE PEOPLE THAT DO NOT HELP OC'S IMPOVERISHED POOR.
Joker Joe May 31, 2012 at 02:58 pm
Any comment on this??? Green Bay - If your name has finally come up on the waiting list for GreenRead More Bay Packers season tickets, they will cost more this year. Lambeau Field's landlord, the Stadium District Board, has raised the seat license fee for new ticket holders. The "green" package of seven games goes up $700 to $2,100. The "gold," or three-game, package will go up $300 to $900.
Joker Joe May 31, 2012 at 03:30 pm
Here is where the countries money goes. Let's set some of this aside for the poor and improvisedRead More The Secret Service issued new rules of conduct for their agents on Friday. They can no longer get drunk, procure hookers or go to strip bars. The rules say that from now on, if agents feel compelled to engage in such behavior, they can run for public office like everyone else.. I think that is fair! What do you think??
tinytom May 30, 2012 at 10:40 pm
Ya Nancy, it's something they can take pride in. And we too can take pride in it also since thisRead More ship was a product of our massive war production during WWII, which was a main reason we won that war, and is what built our large and robust middle class afterwards by switching just some of it to civilian production.
tinytom May 30, 2012 at 10:49 pm
Here's a look: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_production_during_World_War_II
george gregory May 31, 2012 at 01:23 pm
ARRRGH THEM AREN'T NO PISTOLS SAILOR
george gregory May 31, 2012 at 01:33 pm
I wish I could help them all don't sign over anything create a trust instead try co--op shoppingRead More trips and buy in bulk try and find a doctor ,, emergency rooms will over charge you register with all the social services you can (ADAM can you help with that ?? links and phone numbers) write it down , meds , doctors, addresses , phone numbers , names , put it in your pocket id and information micro chips are inexpensive and can be put in plastic cards finger rings bracelets or a necklace or the skin in extreme situations of dementia but this data can be miss used or miss directed innless its very basic lastly god bless
Yeparoo June 1, 2012 at 03:35 am
Mr Brauer, thank you for sharing your story. You are an inspirational selfless leader. ThanksRead More again for being such a good example.
Charles August 22, 2012 at 08:29 pm
Our elderly residents are most likely the ones paying $1300 a year property taxes on their $1.6MRead More homes (while the young family two blocks away pays $9000 on a 2200 square foot "fixer"), have social security, 401(k)s, IRAs, Senior Discounts, AARP, Meals on Wheels, and handicapped parking (at the golf course). "To make sure the government wouldn’t seize the vast majority of his assets when he died, Marley signed over all his holdings to his adult son" really means "To ensure he qualifies for Medicare without spending down his $2.7M net worth, Marley signed over all his holdings to his adult son."
diane hobbins May 28, 2012 at 12:06 am
okay, how many weeks ago did you leave this report on my computer??? I just sat here and looked atRead More it. Great job!! Your voice is kinda cool for an old chick. No, really it seems to get better and better. Very cool project and even cooler coverage!!!!!!!!!
Lori Conk May 30, 2012 at 02:21 am
I enjoyed reading about the work done on this historic chapel. Thank you! Lori Conk
Judy Chauncey May 30, 2012 at 02:57 am
OK...my sister is Diane Hobbins, the one who called me an "old chick." WHAT? Of courseRead More she would leave a crazy comment about me. You gotta love family!
Anony Mouse May 11, 2012 at 02:48 am
I don't know the answer to that question. Perhaps you should go to The Quiet Woman on a Friday orRead More Saturday night and study them.
Janet Whitcomb May 12, 2012 at 05:36 pm
It wasn't so long ago that a mountain biker at Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park died, presumably as aRead More result of a mountain lion attack. (Check out this site for several takes on how it might have happened: http://tchester.org/sgm/lists/lion_attacks_ca.html) Soon after I interviewed a woman living in Modjeska Canyon, on the other side of Santiago Canyon Road from Whiting Ranch. The woman told me that the previous week two mountain lions had been seen walking along the canyon road, in broad daylight, and that several pet goats had been found slain and half-eaten and buried under leaves after those sightings. Then she told me—confirmed later by my own research—that mountain lions do not typically 1) travel together, 2) walk around during the day, or 3) venture near areas populated by humans. Unfortunately for the cougars, we've urbanized a lot of areas that were formerly wilderness habitat, and in fact in many instances have surrounded those areas. What happens, then, are unusual behaviors from the cougars, such as the ones just noted, and situations that often result in attacks on humans and/or the killing of cougars, many of whom are either starving or too young to be aware of the danger in venturing too close to a community of humans.
Mike Proctor May 14, 2012 at 05:42 pm
Lets think about this. The moratorium on hunting California Mountain Lions was voted into law viaRead More the people of this great state back in 1990. Research indicates the average life span of a mountain lion is12-15 years, and they can have on average 1-3 kittens per litter. So all the current Mountain Lions in Cal. are cats that have been born since the ban on hunting them was put into law. So we now have a new generation of cats tat have no real fear of man. We also now have no real control of the populations of cats. It is only a matter of time, that man and cat encounters will become more common. I don't know how many cats were killed via predication permits, but i do know that the state has spent a ridiculous mount of money on outside agencies to hunt and kill "nuisance" lions. In one instance, they hired a company from Australia, and payed them tens of thousands of dollars to kill one lion. I don't understand why the sate doesn't simply sale a certain number of hunting permits to licensed hunters. Hunters would several thousands of dollars for a cougar tag. It would be a good revenue for the DFG, as well help manage the population, as well as put the fear of man back into the animal, making accidental human/cat encounters less likely. AND no, I would not hunt a Mountain Lion, but I do think that hunting is also a necessary and effective management tool. JMO ;-)
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