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  • revisionist commented on the diary post Misdirection: Rampell Views Entitlements Through the Generational War Lens by letsgetitdone.

    2014-04-19 14:45:37View | Delete

    See the thing is… I was born in the late 60′s so I am a true Xer. Anyway, I was born with this solemn “contract” with the government. At least that’s what old liberals told me all my life. Since my birth, the government had changed that “contract” several times. So it isn’t as bind [...]

  • revisionist commented on the diary post Misdirection: Rampell Views Entitlements Through the Generational War Lens by letsgetitdone.

    2014-04-19 12:14:36View | Delete

    you are framing this from a “millennial” perspective. But as a rabid Xer, we were fairly sure in the early 90′s that the Boomers were screwing us and we’d be lucky if we ever saw our SS or Medicare. Many of us see the Clinton campaign as the last gasp or last hurrah of the [...]

  • revisionist commented on the diary post Keystone XL Review Extended, Delaying Final Decision Until After 2014 Elections by Steve Horn.

    2014-04-18 18:39:15View | Delete

    The problem with all the unioners is that this is really a short term project not really hiring that many people. Once its built those jobs vanish, never to be seen again. Also PW, I used to work at a company whose client list was mainly big oilcos. They didn’t really seem to have a [...]

  • revisionist commented on the diary post Keystone XL Review Extended, Delaying Final Decision Until After 2014 Elections by Steve Horn.

    2014-04-18 18:31:25View | Delete

    my main issue with the pipeline is that it just makes no sense to me to move “an oil like substance” from Canada to Houston. I mean the Pacific ocean is closer. Is there no refinery between Seattle and Juneau Ive said it before but tar sands are just the petroco equivilant of a coke [...]

  • revisionist commented on the blog post Mystery: Bank Of Utah Plane Lands In Iran

    2014-04-18 11:03:38View | Delete

    but I will agree that it is odd that a small “community” bank has over 1000 customers with planes. Cant imagine Utah being that plane happy. Unless its just a bunch of ski resorts and rich F’s like Robert Redford

    CIA theories aside, this does sound like they might be the bank of choice for certain types. Im thinking more BCCI than CIA Air

  • revisionist commented on the blog post Mystery: Bank Of Utah Plane Lands In Iran

    2014-04-18 10:40:01View | Delete

    No, its similar to leasing a car or just buying a car or a house. The bank “owns” the plane on paper, holds the title. They don’t have a personal air force.

  • revisionist commented on the blog post Mystery: Bank Of Utah Plane Lands In Iran

    2014-04-18 10:13:17View | Delete

    Ive seen this a couple of places today. Something just doesn’t smell right. It just seems really odd that someone would just casually snap a pic of this plane and it magically appears on the internet. Unless the source knows who was using the plane, there doesn’t seem to be any reason taking the pic

  • Well… I was pretty sure it was hoax from the get-go….

    So who would pull off a hoax using 75 year old memes??????

    Hmmmm. Who just pulled out of peace talks and needs a PR boost???????

  • im really not sure why this is thought to be “effective” or who its actually directed at – aside from refuting the claims of the Anti group.

    Most people are pretty familiar with pot. Its not really something people need to be educated about.

    empirically, most concerns center around the mom jeans crowd who are just afraid it will increase crime in their local strip mall or their little preciouses might get their hands on a J more easily. Other than that its mostly old people on another side of the culture war.

    Lets not forget too that the religious righties are likely the only real obstacles because they view lots of stuff as somehow anti jesus – wine, beer, cigs. Mormons cant even drink an iced tea!

    Seems like a lot of these campaigns are directed at people living in the 1970s

  • story seems to be about Gays and not TBLG’s

  • revisionist commented on the diary post Jesus can’t get a few winks and God can’t buy Infiniti by patrick devlin.

    2014-04-15 18:58:39View | Delete

    Back in the late 90′s early 2ks, most of the churches in my neighborhood were “expanding” and making many improvements on their buildings. It used to bug me to no end to see them building a new “Singles Center” when blocks away people were living behind the 7-11.

  • revisionist commented on the diary post The Importance of Polks and Pulitzers by Barry Eisler.

    2014-04-15 18:53:16View | Delete

    still the pulitzer prizes weren’t enough to not get him run off another “liberal blog” but they still seem to not get that every journalist, reputable politician and activist, and media personality and not least of all JANE!!! abandoned them years ago. About all they get now are pity posts from Allan Grayson who posts [...]

  • revisionist commented on the blog post TurboTax Behind Campaign Against Free Tax Filing

    2014-04-15 08:32:02View | Delete

    many of those sites they list are the SAME company using different names. The splash page is a bit different but the “nuts and bolts” are the same

  • revisionist commented on the blog post TurboTax Behind Campaign Against Free Tax Filing

    2014-04-15 08:14:18View | Delete

    Also to add… Turbo Tax said this year I owned nearly $3K. Another similar site said around $500. We aren’t talking a few dollars here or there but a big gap. I of course went with the one who said I owed less. But there shouldn’t be much of a difference from service to service. Just from doing so many peoples taxes, it just seems like some of these sites are better for refunds and some better if you owe. These softwares are just glorified spreadsheets. There shouldn’t disprencies from site to site

  • revisionist commented on the blog post TurboTax Behind Campaign Against Free Tax Filing

    2014-04-15 08:04:49View | Delete

    Ok, I have been done with them for sometime….They are supposed to offer a FREE version. But its not free. There is around a $20 filing fee and another $20 fee for your refund/payment if you choose one option and don’t bother to read the fine print. Now these fees are not for them to do your taxes but just fees for you filling in blanks yourself and clicking submit.

    My issues started because I am on a 1099 now. IE I am an hourly wage slave who isn’t actually an “employee” – ie I have no benefits and a “contract” that has to be renewed month to month. Turbo Tax puts me into a category of being a “small business” and I cant file a FREE version.

    As a consumer, what I wonder is Why cant the IRS offer the same service all these so-called “free” sites do. I shouldn’t have to deal with a 3rd party at all. I should never have to pay to FILE taxes.

  • well I was going to comment on jon’s bi-daily ACA bash but your comment made me think of something that is really important IMO.

    I have a friend who volunteers for an org. There purpose is to help low income people get assistance that’s available. No they don’t just point them to Catholic Charities or Legal Aid or what have you but make them aware of all the programs that could help them.

    But more Importantly they guide these people thru the process. I mean you or I can google and likely this site skews to informed college grads. But many low income people can barely read and right. Filling out forms can be daunting. They might not understand the words and phrases. Might not get what info is needed. Some of the applications are hard enough with a degree but if you more or less have a 5th grade education it can be like trying to read Japanese. Some low income people also have disabilities, metal/emotional problems or other problems that can compound the helplessness even more.

    So anyway, to really reach all the people who are probably eligible, there is a need for more guides and navigators.

    Healthcare.gov working or not working means little if you don’t have a computer or internet connection

  • color me confused but why on earth is Condi Rice on this board. Regardless of what we might think of her, she is an accomplished woman and I can think of lots of boards she would be appropriate for. But I cant see anything that remotely qualifies her or benefits this company.

    For a very long time, my belief is that politicians are paid off via boards, book deals and SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS… (speaking engagements being the easiest way to launder money to politicians)

    There really has to be something going on in backrooms for her to have even been on their radar

  • revisionist commented on the blog post Late Night: The Endless Loop

    2014-04-10 21:08:35View | Delete

    Hillary is emblematic of just how bad the “party” is. I mean there is no one. There are no up and coming leaders. no one has any ideas. in 2016 you’ll get the same fossil boomers running. probably the usual fossil boomer senators. biden, Kerry et al… but 2020? Maybe by 2024 they will have gotten to the Better part rather than just more.

    And to top it all off, so many republicans are now “democrats” i could see them running jeb freaking bush if he just said he was a d.

  • wow… just went to my morning visit to fringe right… about 1/2 the feed is about Bundy. Here is just a taste:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8_O-o5OPsA

  • revisionist commented on the diary post What’s Life Like in Your Town? by wendydavis.

    2014-04-10 10:51:10View | Delete

    well we have earthquakes and the water stinks, maybe you could tackle fracking in your campaign… oh wait, I think you are another wendy davis….

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