2014

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by moreluck, Jan 1, 2014.

  1. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

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  2. moreluck

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  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Over 2.1 million have signed up for Obamacare

    GDP up 4.1% 3rd qtr 2013.

    DOW, NASDAQ and S&P all at record levels.
     
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  4. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    (2013-12-31) — Citing the need to protect Americans from the impact of a sluggish economy, health care disruptions and international crises related to Iran, North Korea, Russia, Syria and elsewhere, the White House announced today that President Obama has delayed the start of 2014 by at least a year.
    Obama reportedly signed the executive order in the presidential limo on his way to a golf course in Hawaii, and likened it to “taking a mulligan for 2013,” according to unnamed White House sources.


    “Rushing into a new year with the lingering problems from 2013 makes little sense,” said White House press secretary Jay Carney. “By delaying the start of 2014, the president will be able to work with Democrats in Congress to bring closure to several high profile challenges, and to help voters avoid poor choices in November.”

    In an official statement, President Obama said, “My decision to delay the new year until the next new year will allow all Americans to start 2014 with a clean slate — from the chief executive on down to the lowest ordinary person.”

    (this is from a humor site and not to be taken seriously)
     
  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Regulars on this forum learned a long time ago not to take anything that you post seriously.
     
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  6. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    2013 Ends With Record Number of Americans On Disability: 10,988,269…
     
  7. The Other Side

    The Other Side Well-Known Troll Troll

    How many of those americans are service members??

    Dont leave out the facts baba...

    TOS.
     
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Do you mean active or former service members? Data on active duty military members are not normally included when reporting national data.
     
  9. Returntosender

    Returntosender Well-Known Member

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  10. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Good news it looks like. There WILL be places available for drug testing. Better than the alternative of passing a law and not having the infrastructure to support it.
     
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  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    The sad news is the failure rate was not nearly as high as expected and the costs far outweighed the benefits.
     
  12. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    Crony capitalism, socialism by another name, a testament to the mindless smucks who fall for the false dilemma arguments used to convince them.

    But, But, But......the conservatives will reduce the size and growth of gov't!
     
  13. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    I thought it was 'schmucks' !!
     
  14. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    This is why I love this site, spell check is one of the all inclusive benefits.

    Where I come from we just cut to the quick and call it "dumb asses" but I figured that would get moderated since that might be construed as a personal attack.
     
  15. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    This was "moreluck check" not spell check. I thought it looked funny as smucks. Everyone knows smucks are the heirs of the Smucker Jelly & Jam Empire.
     
  16. roadrunner2012

    roadrunner2012 Four hours in the mod queue for a news link Troll

    Actually the heirs are Smucker. I delivered to one of them when I was still driving. They were very nice people.

    As far as the Rick Scott get richer quick scheme, it was struck down,
     
  17. roadrunner2012

    roadrunner2012 Four hours in the mod queue for a news link Troll

    I'd guess he is including the families of active, but don't feel like looking it up.
     
  18. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    Scott has already vowed to appeal. No surprise there.
     
  19. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Well, really close friends call them "smucks" I'm from Ohio, remember?
     
  20. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    Since we have started a new year, just a brief consideration and observation before we move forward.

    Some people have claimed that the most recent Congress is the worst in American history. Then other people claim the current President is the worst in American history. Combined, many would say this is a horrible situation for America to currently be in. Some again say it's the worst in history.

    I absolutely disagree. In fact if both points are true, I think this is the greatest moment in the history of America. Why?

    It represents a teaching moment and it would seem more and more Americans are starting to learn!