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This is just her way of easing us into the fact that she's been there all along. ;)

And thus solves the mystery of how this show can support Heather and cover the expenses. 

It doesn't, Art has her staying with him rent free and using his studio.  Has she met the talking mouse?

... The reason I don't connect Obama to the 2008 recession is because my opinion is that he had just been elected. After Republican President Bush.  So he walked into what was set...

Of course Obama didn't create the 2008 meltdown.  Neither did George W Bush.  By simply sitting in the Oval Office, presidents get way too much credit and way too much blame for how the economy performs. 

Having said that, what the president and the government can do is create impediments to the economy in a variety of ways, or tear them down.  Instead of simply giving credit or blame to whoever is in office at the time, ask what specific actions they took that led to the outcome in question.  (For example, what did Bill Clinton do specifically to balance the budget?)

Barack Obama's administration was very anti-business.  As with foreign policy, his actions and inactions on economic policy were far too often the opposite of what was needed.  His world view was simply wrong - his policies, commentary, appointments, etc, exacerbated the problem.

Part of what a candidate says or implies during the campaign is he or she is competent to determine and implement the right policies to handle issues as they arise - regardless of whose fault it is or that they didn't create the problem.  On the economy (and seemingly everything else), Obama didn't do that - just the opposite. 

I know that I have posted it here before... But I am going to guess that auction is the most likely place for the contents of his apartment to end up. Skip to 58:48 for the auction scene of a man who died with nobody around to claim the body and pay the cremation... I'm guessing that once the sort and sift the garbage out his contents may bring in roughly the same price when the hammer drops. In the end, it's kind of sad.

It's amazing all the junk we have, how much it originally cost, how easily it flows in, and how little of it is wanted by anyone else.

Technology / Re: Unspoil Me: Erase Your Mind by Samsung
« on: Yesterday at 07:31:34 PM »
So you can rewatch tv shows.

Is this a marketing gimmick? Apparently not?

Who want some foreign corporation, or anyone, to erase your memories simply so you can watch tv shows again? If the technique actually works I could see some possible therapeutic value for those severely abused, PTSD, etc but then only from a trusted person/source with lots of oversight- but just so you can watch tv and done over the internet for anyone? How/why would someone trust it to only "erase" your tv viewing memories?

According to Samsung's site:
"With the Samsung QLED TV we want to offer you an amazing binge-watching experience; with a wide range of content and remarkable picture quality.
There’s really only one thing that could ruin your experience – that you already know how everything ends.
That is why we created Unspoil me; a tool that gives you the possibility to forget your favorite TV series, so you can re-experience it with the same thrilling feeling you had the first time you watched it."

Can it be used selectively, just for bad shows or movies one gets stuck watching?  (Like, you know, chick flicks)

Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« on: Yesterday at 07:23:19 PM »
Heather also tonight told that Art Bell offered to sell her the guest home on his Pahrump property and she accepted and moved in there over the weekend.  Now she broadcasts from Art's old studio in her backyard...

SELL her the guest home?  That's Art:  selfish, reckless, impulsive, not giving a shit how something may play out or affect anyone else.

So what happens if everything blows up?  Can't get rid of her, she owns the place.  What happens when he dies?  Irene and Heather just live next to each other and become BFFs?

Is it on a separate parcel, or is he just creating a mess for his estate to unravel?  Is it inside the compound, forcing Irene and Heather to share the gate, fence, garden, security, etc?

Yeah, he's fully capable of having his own show - sure he is.  Who wouldn't want his ''take'' on everything from aliens to Robert Muller every night?

Politics / Re: President Donald J. Trump
« on: Yesterday at 07:16:04 PM »
Another “member” to add to the list.

Cheer up sweetie.

Are they out of play-doh and color books in places like Berkeley and West Hollywood, and need these to fill the void, or are they still emotionally fragile but just tired of coloring?

Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« on: Yesterday at 01:56:06 AM »
This is just her way of easing us into the fact that she's been there all along. ;)

Jazmunda lives there too

Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« on: Yesterday at 01:43:31 AM »
I just heard Heather say that she just moved to Pahrump and this is her first night broadcasting from there.  Interesting ... let the gossip and rumors begin!

I'm not sensing concern for a stalker in any of this.

So, we have Art sitting on the couch watching CNN, Irene wondering when he's going to die so she can go back to the Philippines, Asia keeping her mother company, and Heather... what, working on the show? 

You certainly seem to know it all. I've been working for corporate America four decades but do tell us again how easy it is for just anyone to land that entry level job...

You got one

Random Topics / Re: Random stupid things on your mind. Post them.
« on: March 19, 2018, 11:39:54 PM »
... The business made several mistakes...

Of course, it's the businesses' fault.  What they did was inadvertently sacrifice themselves to get two violent criminals off the street.

When Falkie shuffles off this mortal coil, the smart play for that apartment manager is to auction off the contents the way they do storage units.  Get paid to have someone else shovel it out.

It wouldn't shock me in the least.

The future?

That thing is supposed to hold him?

Politics / Re: Middle Kingdom- China news
« on: March 19, 2018, 06:06:31 PM »
"Social Credit" system to start in China. If you have "bad social credit" you will be banned from trains and flights..

When Noory reported this he asked if babies and clowns were the first to go

Who killed Kennedy?

I just assumed the Clintons had it done

Why is Falkie messing around with ship containers as a new residence, when he could be making one of his own exact design with 3D printing?  I think it's because he's full of hot air and would rather talk and dream than do.

All he needs to do is take a tent, find a nice spot well of the grid to pitch it, and start printing.   

For extra credit, tell me who has been in charge of our big cities for the past 50 years - causing much of the damage you point to - and has run them into the ground

... Airlines profit from families being divided...

I'm sorry everything didn't work out the way you wanted it to.  I understand that things changed for a lot of people following the 2008 meltdown.

Normally a sharp drop in the economy like we had is followed by a sharp bounce back (assets become cheap and there is a readily available pool of employees available) - surely within a year or two - but this time it didn't happen.  Interesting you assign no blame to a president who routinely attacked the producers and those who provide jobs for eight years, and not coincidentally presided over a stagnate economy. 

As soon as he was replaced by someone projecting confidence in capitalism and the private sector, and confidence in the economy was restored, we finally get the job growth we expected eight years ago.

Yet you are unable to make these connections.

As far as the airlines, are you really suggesting they are terrible organizations because they provide a service people want, and should provide that service without making any money?  The way you posed that comment reveals much.  If you truly feel oppressive Socialism is the answer to how the economy and government should be set up then there's really no use in further discussion - that argument is over, yet we continue to see it on display, most recently in Venezuela.

There is very little staff, PB.  During downsizing, first I did the work of two people, then three, and by the time downsizing was over, i did the work of four people.  People whose departments NO LONGER EXISTED.

Most call centers are in India.  Secretaries have been replaced by Microsoft Office.  Even little companies aren't even doing their own PAYROLL. There are some staff positions, but things have changed.

Some of the foreclosures were balloon loans, or loans with lenient debt ratios allowed.  But a lot of people were downsized, with reasonable mortgages, and just did not get back to work soon.

My experience is wages are set depending on what the company can afford.  Minimum wage has only gone up $2, yet there is a $14 variance in my hourly rate.  So, clearly my pay is not set according to my worth, but other standards.

You said it yourself when you said if the top earners weren't earning more, the bottom earners wouldn't either.  But that's TL's graph's point exactly:  That the bottom FIFTY percent's wages have been stagnant, while the top 1% is skyrocketing.  The chart she listed is reputable.  I saw it on many websites, although I was unable to "copy" it on this Fire tablet so far.

This is a dynamic economy.  It is finally easier to find a good job now than it has been since the 2008 meltdown. 

Statistics don't really mean anything when it comes to one person - all you need is one good job, and these charts and other long term statistical tables aren't relevant to that.  I don't know where you live, but you may have to move to find one - but right now there are plenty out there. 

I suggest not paying attention to the Democrat gloom and doomers, whose only interest is regaining power - they aren't going to tell you the truth about any of this.  Even the pretend media can't hide the job growth, although they are playing it down for all they're worth.

That chart is right, though.  It proves that trickle down actually trickled UP!  Forever!

It's grossly misleading.  You didn't take statistics, did you?

Here's what I get from that chart:  people moving through life going thru various stages.  Most people are in each range at some point in their life (0-25% percentile, 26-50% percentile, and so on):

They spend more than they make while in school.  Fresh out of school they struggle at the bottom rung of the ladder, have student loans, car loans, etc, and live paycheck to paycheck.  After that they save to buy a home, begin to raise kids, spend more on cars, vacations, furnishings, etc.   There is a period when they have a little extra and begin saving for their kids college, then send them to college.  It's not until later in life their home values are considerably higher than what they paid, their savings and investments begin to reach a certain point, they earn substantially more, their kids are up and out, and they can save more.

That's a big part of what the chart is showing.  Of course the Socialists and politicians greedy for power would have you believe otherwise.  Those in favor of ever more government would have you believe the chart is a visual portrait of evil, and you need them to fix things.  And as we see with most stats given without proper context, most people don't know what they are looking at when shown a chart or numbers of any kind.

Yes Bolsheviks want to redistribute wealth, hopefully our system will prevent at least some of that. But let's not forget the greedy are worthless pieces of shit and we should call them out at every opportunity.

I can't think of anyone more greedy than the politicians of both parties.  Constantly demanding more power over us at our expense, more of our hard earned money in taxes. 

Of course the good ol' boy network of corporate boards and corporate execs, lobbyists is disgusting.  Throw in their buddies the lobbyists and the crony capitalist politicians.  And unions leaders, and empire building bureaucrats - wasteful, useless, unresponsive, unaccountable.  Let's include the non-profits in with the rest of the corporations - they are just as greedy when it comes to their own perks, power, and pay.  What about the filthy, dishonest media?  Or the disgusting pigs who run Hollywood?  Or those mis-educating our students?

There are a lot of shitty people running around, it's not limited to the top execs of for-profit corporation.

1980-1989. Reaganomics, trickle down theory, voodoo economics. The idea of giving all the money to the already super rich in the hopes they might hire more people or pay them more. Never has worked. Just adds to the deficit. And makes the very rich very happy - GNS

Yeah, the Reagan years were so lousy that he won 49 states in his campaign for reelection, and set the economy on a historically unprecedented growth trajectory (not to mention the foreign policy successes).  His restructuring unleashed investment and freed up the economy, paving the way for the Digital Industrial Revolution - software, hardware, telecommunications, bio-tech, entertainment.

Reagan's accomplishments can't be overstated, and it's embarrassing for you to trot out the BS from the jealous loser Democrats.  Everything in your post is a fake ''fact'' - a dishonest talking point brought to us by the party that gave us the failed presidency of Jimmy Carter, a Party and their media that just could not and would not accept the election of Reagan and refused to acknowledge what had happened right before their eyes.  Sound familiar? 

But keep repeating it, it's right in line with your other posts.

Not everyone in this world is professional material and somebody has to work those shit jobs. Be nice if those low-level workers could eat as well or does the CEO need a fifth summer home?

The people who would be working those jobs are entry level workers - students, part timers, immigrants, and folks who would rather party and simply lack motivation.  Minimum wage jobs aren't meant to be careers.

It's not that difficult to get a staff level job at some company and do well, it really isn't.  I don't understand why Corporate America is supposed to support those who don't wish to or truly can't.  I'm not sure why the taxpayers should either.

You know it's a gig economy.  You know jobs were offshored, and that masses of homeowners lost their homes afterward. You know the pay gap has become obscene due to corporate greed.  Top wages have skyrocketed, while minimum wage has not even doubled in 28 years...

Most of the people who lost their homes should have never been given mortgages in the first place.  The Clinton HUD decided that low income people should be buying houses too, so they lowered Fanny Mae's standards, houses got bid up with these new buyers who didn't have the money to keep making the payments, and the sub-prime boom was on.

Gig economy?  The Obama years of stagnation are over, time to look for a job.  May have to leave Podunk to find one though.

Min wage?  Arbitrary, set by government.  Regardless of what minimum wage is, no one is going to hire someone and pay them more than they are worth, people worth more can find jobs paying more.

Top wages have skyrocketed, because the jobs those people hold are more complex, and fewer people are able to do them.  Our educational system is abysmal - thanks to the educrats - and not enough students take charge and make sure that they get what they need out of school.

Wealth is continually being built.  It's not a zero sum game where some earn more at the expense of others - if the high earners didn't exist, the low earners would still be earning the same pay they are now, if not lower.

Radio and Podcasts / Re: Martinez Tonight
« on: March 19, 2018, 12:04:01 AM »
Thanks for tuning in was fun. No show recording...sorry. It was more of a test to determine if Discord could be a good just might be.

On my end it was choppy with the sound routinely dropping out.

Politics / Re: Hillary Clinton
« on: March 18, 2018, 08:21:44 PM »
Better put your shitting pants on, Hillary. LOL

I think that's the only thing she has in her closet

My question is whatever happened to Sean Penn and Danny Glover.  They had the same mindset as ,say, JoJo and Obama, and were routinely coming back from Venezuela and reporting on the wonders of La Revolución.

We don't hear from them anymore somehow.  I guess we should send someone there for an update ourselves, but that person should probably take their own food and anything else they might need - because there isn't any available down there anymore.

Cats.  The metaphor for criminal.  Cat burglars.  "Fulltime" retail workers are paid so low that many remain on welfare (food stamps, Obamaphone, utility assistance) and payday loans/food bank while rent uses up 50% of their gross income.  Plus, most companies wont actually staff 40 hrs because they dont want to provide family health insurance.  So just getting enough hours is a big deal. 

Some men won't beg or take charity.  And they can't very well take on a second job because retail schedules change weekly "to suit the needs of the business".  Where does that leave them in a crisis?  Casing the nice neighborhoods.  Stealing jewelry and electronics to pawn.  I doubt they even feel bad about it.

Deliberately impoverishing retail employees causes sin in the form of employee theft, employee theft of time on time sheets, shop lifting, burglary, grand auto theft, and robbery.  There is the downward spiral of getting in with "bad friends", and ensuing addiction, domestic violence, and 'roid rage.  Impoverishering full-time employees also endangers police and government employees, as forced poverty helps creates an Us vs Them mentality.

How can a retail worker feel bad about stealing, when each executive is already well paid, already has a retirement plan, plus stock, plus Regence (covers massage, woo hoo), plus is rewarded for driving the company into bankruptcy with ANOTHER BONUS LARGE ENOUGH TO PAY CASH ON THE SPOT, AFTER TAX, FOR A VERY NICE HOME in many counties?  No ones bonus should be large enough to buy a house.  There is something very crooked going on there.

You make is almost sound like getting an education and making ones self more employable wmight be worth the effort to those people.  Or they could just go to the store next door and get another job there

Of course everyone knows paying attention in class and doing the homework is ''acting white'', skipping school to get high is cool, having babies as a teenager a chance to feel grown up, and so on is a much better idea.  And Corporate America had better wake up to this and start paying people far more than the value of the work they produce. 

After all, when Barry Obama told us ''you didn't build that'', he wasn't just talking about small business owners, he was talking about the work people went through to get an education and develop jobs skills, and corporations who invest the money to produce most of the products and services we want and need.

... it embarassed me...

Wait a sec, the real Falkie never gets embarrassed..

...  They have all died gasping and clutching their chests like Maroney...

That rat bastard.  Didn't tell Falkie he was married, and didn't even tell her those old magazines were to go to him.

Sniped at the last second. I suppose you wouldn't consider dressing up as his carer and nabbing it for me?

Can you have Abram or Yorkie try to pick it up, Falks is already suspicious of my intentions towards his collectable toys?

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