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06 December 2012

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Gregory

When talking about Brits one might as well use their slang. Try "bum". As in:
http://metro.co.uk/2008/10/31/vicar-hospitalised-with-potato-up-his-bum-95117/

Of course, they have socialized health care and removal of vegetables with an errant sense of direction is covered.

Todd Juvinall

This is what the Mayans predicted 2000 years ago. However it was not the physical destruction of the planet but the mental destruction of the human race. This malady is sweeping the planet and soon all humans (except the rich in their compounds) will be ZOMBIES!

TheMikeyMcD

David Burge had a great suggestions for Obama, assuming that he wants Detroit to thrive.

Simply give a 10 year federal tax holiday for residences and business in Detroit. In 10 years it would look like Hong Kong.

George Rebane

Gregory 207am - I totally overlooked 'bum', thanks ;-)

MikeyMcD 911am - I think you nailed it; the transition would be breathtaking. See also my piece on the decline of Detroit and Hiroshima's recovery (but that includes also a heavy cultural factor in favor of Japan).
http://rebaneruminations.typepad.com/rebanes_ruminations/2011/11/hiroshima66-detroitwelfare.html

JesusBetterman

L's Christmas cure for hemorrhoids, his favorite hobby horse: "A ruma dum bum."

Russ Steele

You Own It: U.S. Unemployment Shoots Up

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. unemployment, as measured by Gallup without seasonal adjustment, was 7.8% for the month of November, up significantly from 7.0% for October. Gallup's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is 8.3%, nearly a one-point increase over October's rate.

http://www.gallup.com/poll/159104/unadjusted-unemployment-shoots-back.aspx

Bill Tozer

Concerning the fine Detriot woman asking for bacon and who is also "maximally irriated" for good reason: Don't be so hard on the Councilwoman. I have much sympathy and empathy for her blight. Having to go around begging for bacon is an unpleasant state to be in. There are two kinds of people in this world. Those that love bacon and those who are wrong.

Russ Steele

Here are some thoughts I found on the internet that seem to makes some sense, what do you think.

History tells us that economic redistribution plans failed because the producers of society would rather not produce, than have the fruits of their production taken away and given to others.

Obama can raise the tax rates on income, but he cannot force people to generate income to be taxed. People may just say “no.” This resistance will not come from evading taxes, but from evading taxable income.

People can change their economic behavior to deprive Obama of what he wants most, our tax dollars. They will do everything possible and legal to insulate themselves from creating taxable income, thus starving the beast. More of nothing is nothing.

Ryan Mount

> Those that love bacon and those who are wrong.

That is exactly correct. +1 Mr. Tozer.

George Rebane

What RussS points out (829pm) continues to flummox progressives. Recall that here we long ago established that the liberal mind believes tax rates do not affect economic behavior.
http://rebaneruminations.typepad.com/rebanes_ruminations/2011/06/the-liberal-mind-tax-rates-dont-affect-earnings.html

Mr Tozer's 813pm has a delicious turn of phrase and double entendre to boot (I hope it was not a typo) when he pours out his "sympathy and empathy for her blight."

TheMikeyMcD

Chutzpah: Obama Calls For “Shared Sacrifice” Weeks Before He Heads Out On Multi-Million Dollar Hawaiian Vacation… http://shar.es/6E64s

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