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buff2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 05:31 PM
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2007.........and people are STILL batshit crazy.
I got this in my e-mail from my repuke sister-in-law. God,I shudder at the stupidity in this country.







Food for thought.. As a matter of fact, it kind of explains New Math!
> >
> > The next time you hear a politician use the word "billion" in a
> > casual manner, think about whether you want the "politicians"
> > spending your tax money. A billion is a difficult number to
> > comprehend, but one advertising agency did a good job of putting
> > that figure into some perspective in one of its releases.
> >
> > A. A billion seconds ago it was 1959.
> >
> > b.&n bsp; A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive.
> >
> > c. A billion hours ago our ancestors were living in the Stone Age.
> >
> > d. A billion days ago no-one walked on the earth on two feet.
> >
> > e. A billion dollars ago was only 8 hours and 20 minutes, at the
> > rate our government is spending it.
> >
> > While this thought is still fresh in our brain, let's take a look
> > at New Orleans . It's amazing what you can learn with some simple
>&n bsp;> division
> >
> > Louisiana Senator, Mary Landrieu, is presently asking the Congress
> > for $250 BILLION to rebuild New Orleans Interesting number, what
> > does it mean?
> >
> > a. Well, if you are one of 484,674 residents of New Orleans (every
> > man, woman, child), you each get $516,528.
> >
> > b. Or, if you have one of the 188,251 homes in New Orleans , your
> > home gets $1,329,787.
> >
> > c. Or, if you are a family of four, your family gets& nbsp;$2,066,012.
> >
> > Washington , D.C .. HELLO!!! ... Are all your calculators broken??
> >
> > This is too true to be very funny
> >
> > Tax his land, Tax his wage, Tax his bed in which he lays.
> > Tax his tractor, Tax his mule, Teach him taxes is the rule.
> > Tax his cow, Tax his goat, Tax his pants, Tax his coat.
> > Tax his ties, Tax his shirts, Tax his work, Tax his dirt.
> > Tax his tobacco, Tax his drink, Tax him if he tries to think.
> > Tax his booze, Tax his beers, If he cries, Tax his tears.
> > Tax his bills, Tax his gas, Tax his notes, Tax his cash.
> > Tax him good and let him know That after taxes, he has no dough.
> > If he hollers, Tax him more, Tax him until he's good and sore.
> > Tax his coffin, Tax his grave, Tax the sod in which he lays.
> > Put these words upon his tomb, "Taxes drove me to my doom!"
> > And when he's gone, We won't relax, We'll still be after&n bsp;the
> > inheritance TAX!!
> >
> > Accounts Receivable Tax Building Permit Tax CDL License Tax
> > Cigarette Tax Corporate Income Tax Dog License Tax Federal Income
> > Tax Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA) Fishing License Tax Food
> > License Tax Fuel Permit Tax Gasoline Tax Hunting License Tax
> > Inheritance Tax Inventory Tax IRS Interest Charges (tax on top of
> > tax), IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax), Liquor Tax, Luxury Tax,
> > Marriage License Tax, Medicare Tax, Property Tax, Real Estate Ta x,
> > Service charge taxes, Social Security Tax, Road Usage Tax
> > (Truckers), Sales Taxes, Recreational Vehicle Tax, School Tax,
> > State Income Tax, State Unemployment Tax (SUTA), Telephone Federal
> > Excise Tax, Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax, Telephone
> > Federal, State and Local Surcharge Tax, Telephone Minimum Usage
> > Surcharge Tax, Telephone Recurring and Non-recurring Charges Tax,
> > Telephone State and Local Tax, Telephone Usage Charge Tax, Utility
> > Tax, Vehicle License Registration Tax, Vehicle Sales Tax,
> > Watercraft Registration Tax, Well Permit Tax, Workers Compensation
> > Tax.
> >
> > COMMENTS: Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago and there
> > was prosperity, absolutely no national debt, the largest middle
> > class in the world and Mom stayed Home to raise the kids.
> >
> > What the heck happened?????



Note: Notice how the moron who wrote this never mentioned BUSH and the 500 BILLION wasted in Iraq and he will be asking for MORE when congress comes back? These idiots always blame the Democrats for the excessive wasteful spending......never put the blame where it belongs. :grr:
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MH1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 05:34 PM
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1. Didn't read it all....my first thought,
just send back the first few lines with the question, so how many BILLIONS are we spending in Iraq, and WHY?

How many of those BILLIONS are KBR executives pocketing, and WHY?

and say, looking forward to your thoughts on that. Have a nice day!
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buff2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 05:39 PM
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3. I did send her an e-mail back
and reminded her of the 500 BILLION bu$h has wasted and asking for more. Why are repukes not only BLIND but STUPID too? I swear,you could put them altogether and you STILL wouldn't come out with a working brain. :puke:
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 05:35 PM
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2. no taxes 100 yrs ago and Mom stayed Home? Shit, I'm gonna move to NewOrleans
and get me some of that money. Hey, I'll no longer be amongst the poor! Cool!
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charlie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 05:39 PM
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4. Math is off
A billion seconds ago, it was 1975. And the last time it could be claimed Jesus was alive a billion minutes ago was in the 1920s. Big number, nonetheless.
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 05:48 PM
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7. I almost checked the math, too much trouble, went with the N.O line instead.
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charlie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 05:54 PM
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8. I didn't do the math, either
I worked out long ago that 1 billion seconds was 31 years, 150-some-odd days, so I knew that going in. So I did a rough guesstimate of 60 x 31.5 + 33 to get the minutes. My math is off too, but not way off like the bringing-you-the-truth email.
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Kerrytravelers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 05:40 PM
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5. Taxes is the price we pay for civility. Apparently the sender isn't very civilized... or educated.
Edited on Mon Jan-01-07 05:42 PM by Kerrytravelers
The past six years, the spending of taxes has been under * and since 1994, the Congress has been under rethg rule. So, if she isn't pleased with recent tax spending, perhaps she should vote Democratic.


I would hit REPLY ALL and say:


Taxes is the price we pay for civility. Apparently the sender isn't very civilized... or educated, because the math is incorrect. A billion seconds ago, it was 1975. And the last time it could be claimed Jesus was alive a billion minutes ago was in the 1920s. The past six years, the spending of taxes has been under the Bush Administration and a Republican Congress. Since 1994, the Congress has been under Republican rule. So, if you aren't pleased with the 500 BILLION going into the losing of American soldier lives in Iraq and other recent tax spending, perhaps you should vote Democratic.






Then, I would send a private email to the sister-in-law and tell her to not send any more tripe to you, and then I would block sender so as not to receive any more nonsense because these people simply have no self control.
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Ezlivin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 05:47 PM
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6. It means that with a billion brain cells a Republican still can't form a cogent thought
And that's spotting them a few million.

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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 05:57 PM
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9. After reading that... I'm speechless.
:wow:
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Gatchaman Donating Member (944 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 06:04 PM
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10. The "prosperity" of 100 years ago?!?
Sure, if your last name was Carnegie, or Frick, or Getty. Otherwise, you were working seven days a week, with no union, no insurance, no benefits, no vacation time, no retirement, no safety goggles, no guard rails, no helmet, and not even a pair of gloves unless you bought them yourself. You started doing this when you were 13 years old, and you worked until they didn't need you anymore. Step out of line, and the Pinkertons were dumping your family out onto the street.

Yeah, that's some great fucking prosperity there.
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Zodiak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 06:16 PM
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11. Don't forget that the largest middle-class existed then, as well
according to the claims of the e-mail. Wasn't it the New Deal that boosted the membership in the middle-class? Talk about rewriting history.

These cretins are left with chain letters to deliver their tripe. I always wondered why "our side" didn't counter theirs with ours (you know, ones that can stand up to snopes' scutiny?).
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BulletTrain1964 Donating Member (20 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 05:31 AM
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18. Many kids began working far earlier than 13
Lewis Hine provided an excellent photographic record of rural and urban child workers, some as young as 4 years old, in the early 1900s.
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HughBeaumont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 06:54 AM
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19. There was no middle class 100 years ago.
It was well-monied white robber barons and 99.99% American and multi-ethnic slavery. Was there a past 100 years ago that Biff Tannen stole the DeLorean and changed somehow?
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 06:46 PM
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12. 100 YEARS AGO KIDS WORKED IN SWEATSHOPS, TB WAS RAMPANT,
UNPASTUERIZED MILK WAS KILLING PEOPLE BY THE TENS OF THOUSANDS, MEDICINE WAS BARELY MORE THAN ADVANCED LEACHING, STREETS WERE FILLED WITH HORSE SHIT, HOMES WERE FILLED WITH HUMAN SHIT, PEOPLE DIED BY THE DROVES IN LOCKED/UNSAFE FACTORY FIRES, AND MEN WORE SUITS TO BASEBALL GAMES.
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MindPilot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 07:05 PM
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13. Send them this: A Day in the Life of Joe Republican
Joe gets up at 6am and fills his coffeepot with water to prepare his morning coffee. The water is clean and good because some tree-hugging liberal fought for minimum water-quality standards.

With his first swallow of water, he takes his daily medication. His medications are safe to take because some stupid commie liberal fought to ensure their safety and they work as advertised. All but $10 of his medications is paid by his employer's medical plan because some liberal union workers fought their employers for paid medical insurance - now Joe gets it too.

He prepares his morning breakfast, bacon and eggs. Joe's bacon is safe to eat because some girly-man liberal fought for laws to regulate the meat packing industry.

In the morning shower, Joe reaches for his shampoo. His bottle is properly labeled with each ingredient and its amount in the total contents because some crybaby liberal fought for his right to know what he was putting on his body and how much it contained.


Joe dresses, walks outside and takes a deep breath. The air he breathes is clean because some environmentalist wacko liberal fought for the laws to stop industries from polluting our air. He walks on the government-provided sidewalk to subway station for his government-subsidized ride to work. It saves him considerable money in parking and transportation fees because some fancy-pants liberal fought for affordable public transportation, which gives everyone the opportunity to be a contributor.

Joe begins his workday. He has a good job with excellent pay, medical benefits, retirement, paid holidays and vacation because some lazy liberal union member fought and died for these working standards. Joe's employer pays these standards because Joe's employer doesn't want his employees to call the union.

If Joe is hurt on the job or becomes unemployed, he'll get workers compensation check because some stupid liberal didn't think he should lose his home because of a temporary misfortune.

It is noontime and Joe needs to make a bank deposit so he can pay some bills. Joe's deposit is federally insured by the FDIC because some godless liberal wanted to protect Joe's money from unscrupulous bankers who ruined the banking system before the Great Depression.

Joe has to pay Fannie Mae-underwritten mortgage and his below-market federal student loan because some elitist liberal decided that Joe and the country would be better off if he was educated and earned more
money over his lifetime. Joe forgets that in addition to his federally subsidized student loan, he attended a state funded university.

Joe is home from work. He plans to visit his father this evening at his farm home in the country. He gets in his car for the drive. His car is among the safest in the world because some America-hating liberal fought for car safety standards to go along with the taxpayer funded roads.

He arrives at his boyhood home. His was the third generation to live in the house financed by Farmers' Home Administration because bankers didn't want to make rural loans.

He is happy to see his father, who is now retired. His father lives on Social Security and a union pension because some wine-drinking cheese eating liberal made sure he could take care of himself so Joe
wouldn't have to.

Joe gets back in his car for the ride home, and turns on a radio talk show. The radio host keeps saying that the liberals are bad and conservatives are good. He doesn't mention that the beloved Republicans have fought against every protection and benefit Joe
enjoys throughout his day and takes for granted today.

Joe agrees: We don't need those big government liberals ruining our lives! After all, I'm a self-made man who believes everyone should take care of themselves, just like I have.

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Little Star Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 07:44 PM
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16. Mind if I copy and e-mail this to some people?
OP really should reply with this.
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MindPilot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 08:16 PM
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17. It's been going around the web for a year or so.
I think that kind of makes it public domain.*

*"Not to used without the express consent of the National Football League." :D
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 07:23 PM
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14. New Orleans residents are going to get money? You mean, that
Edited on Mon Jan-01-07 07:23 PM by valerief
250 billion (sounds way off, btw) isn't for pols and developers and clean-up corpse hiders and other rich people? What planet am I living on?
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 07:24 PM
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15. let's all DUers move to NO and we can be rich and have a city for ourselves
shhhh, pass it on
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-02-07 06:56 AM
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20. A mind is a terrible thing to waste....
:dunce:
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