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Thoughts better left unsaid

March 4, 2013

It’s never a good idea to refer to someone as a Nazi, especially when it’s a fellow member of the North Dakota Legislature. Rep. Jessica Haak, D-Jamestown, last week apologized for referring to Rep....

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BeaverFan

Mar-07-13 10:53 AM

An impulsive idiot casting votes for our state laws. Bravo Jamestown.

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locomotive

Mar-06-13 3:25 PM

billgrr, I liked your response.

:-)

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JustaMan

Mar-05-13 8:48 PM

billdoesntgetit, you don't deserve a response. Anyone who has been kicked off this site over ten times should simply go away. You're a serial offender and just plainly a bad seed.

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JustaMan

Mar-05-13 8:45 PM

AT&T and Verizon Communications were the biggest recipients of federal support from an $8 billion phone subsidy program, according to data released Thursday by the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

Eleven U.S. corporations including General Electric Co. (GE), Boeing Co. (BA) and Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC) together reported $62 billion in domestic profits in 2010 while paying a negative 3.6 percent federal tax rate, according to data released today by Citizens for Tax Justice

Is there something wrong with this part of corporate America? How exactly do you define welfare and or government entitlements?

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JustaMan

Mar-05-13 8:45 PM

Between 2008 and 2011, 26 major American corporations paid no net federal income taxes despite bringing in billions in profits, according to a new report (PDF) from the nonprofit research group Citizens for Tax Justice.

Verizon Communications Profits: $19.8 billion Effective tax rate: -3.8%

General Electric Profits: $19.6 billion Effective tax rate: -18.9%

Boeing Profits: $14.8 billion Effective tax rate: -5.5%

American Electric Power: Electric utility based in Columbus, Ohio Profits: $8.2 billion Effective tax rate: -6.4% Pacific Gas & Electric: California electrical utility Profits: $6 billion Effective tax rate: -8.4%

Apache: Houston-based oil and gas company Profits: $6 billion Effective tax rate: -0.3%

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JustaMan

Mar-05-13 1:37 PM

About $59 billion is spent on traditional social welfare programs. $92 billion is spent on corporate subsidies. So, the government spent 50% more on corporate welfare than it did on food stamps and housing assistance.

More proof that "Corporations are people too".

Let's go after ALL these people!

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locomotive

Mar-05-13 1:18 PM

Curly's suggestion does sound more appealing all the time. Didn't JackAaah give up on working too, after the election?

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Curly1

Mar-05-13 10:22 AM

But, but, but, if we all took care of ourselves, what would all those new gov agencies do? Then we would have more unemployment and we are back to square one. Let's just all forget to go to work and see what happens.....

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JustaMan

Mar-04-13 9:16 PM

Another "thought better left unsaid"

Because someday, the GOP will have to produce a candidate with both the knowledge of history to include current demographics and discard the Ayn Randian ideology of me, myself & I. The*****with the others.

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JustaMan

Mar-04-13 9:16 PM

Thoughts better left unsaid;

Romney’s infamous “47 percent” comments, in which the presidential candidate was surreptitiously filmed at a fundraiser essentially writing off a large portion of Americans.

“It’s not what I meant. I didn’t express myself as I wished I would have,” he said. “You know when you speak in private you don’t spend as much time thinking about how something could be twisted and distorted and could come out wrong and be used." This from his first interview since the election.

He said what he meant and he meant what he said.Same message played out day after day on TV, Newspaper Editorials and certainly Washington DC where the battle over corporate & wealthy entitlements take on poor & elderly entitlements where in the end the middle class ends up paying for it all.

“We did very well with the majority population but not with the minority populations and that was a real failing, that was a mistake,” said Romney, when asked why he believes he lost.

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locomotive

Mar-04-13 6:40 PM

73hockey: "Imagine what could be done in the legislature if we could all PAY ATTENTION."

Best. Comment. Today.

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73Hockey

Mar-04-13 3:34 PM

Imagine what could be done in the legislature if we could all PAY ATTENTION.

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locomotive

Mar-04-13 2:15 PM

"Jedi mind-melding" hee hee hee

I read an article on msnbc that had a tweet from Leonard Nimoy. He ended his thought with LLAP.

Yes, you guessed it.

Live Long And Prosper

:-)

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muleskinner

Mar-04-13 1:10 PM

It is a good idea to refer to Hitler as a Nazi. Always an exception.

Hitler was a Nazi!

Might be a thought crime, better be careful.

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JackAaah

Mar-04-13 12:24 PM

I'm just glad it is my president Omama that has the Jedi mind-melding, using the force powers....just think of the havoc those Republicans would wreak if they had those powers....

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Because

Mar-04-13 10:58 AM

How about Carlson apologizing for saying that what goes on in there is not for public disemination (paraphrasing). No she shouldn't have done it but how many times have we seen footage from he legislature and our "leaders" are talking or even sleeping while debate is taking place. Never heard the almighty Carlson call those guys out. She shouldn't have used that word but he is a pompous %*!! That looks out for Fargo and himself, not the state.

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rajiihammr

Mar-04-13 10:21 AM

Haven't read a word of any of the comments, but I can predict this will be a very magnanimous discussion. Not.

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subman

Mar-04-13 7:21 AM

sounds alot like democrats to me...

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muleskinner

Mar-04-13 4:10 AM

A Nazi adheres to fascist ideology.

Rep. Haak probably should have called him a fascist, not a Nazi. Or not.

World English Dictionary fascism ('fæ??z?m) — n 1. any ideology or movement inspired by Italian Fascism, such as German National Socialism; any right-wing nationalist ideology or movement with an authoritarian and hierarchical structure that is fundamentally opposed to democracy and liberalism 2. any ideology, movement, programme, tendency, etc, that may be characterized as right-wing, chauvinist, authoritarian, etc 3. prejudice in relation to the subject specified: body fascism [C20: from Italian fascismo , from fascio political group, from Latin fascis bundle; see fasces ]

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