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National Political Opinion / Re: Why we shouldn't bail out Wall Street.
« on: September 30, 2008, 10:50:52 PM »
 Found on Yahoo chat forum.
 
Hi Pals, I'm against the $85,000,000,000.00 bailout of AIG. Instead, I'm in favor of giving $85,000,000,000 to America in a We Deserve It Dividend. To make the math simple, let's assume there are 200,000,000 bona fide U.S. Citizens 18+. Our population is about 301,000,000 +/- counting every man, woman and child. So 200,000,000 might be a fair stab at adults 18 and up.. So divide 200 million adults 18+ into $85 billion that equals $425,000.00. My plan is to give $425,000 to every person 18+ as a We Deserve It Dividend. Of course, it would NOT be tax free. So let's assume a tax rate of 30%. Every individual 18+ has to pay $127,500.00 in taxes. That sends $25,500,000,000 right back to Uncle Sam. But it means that every adult 18+ has $297,500.00 in their pocket. A husband and wife has $595,000.00. What would you do with $297,500.00 to $595,000.00 in your family? Pay off your mortgage - housing crisis solved. Repay college loans - what a great boost to new grads Put away money for college - it'll be there Save in a bank - create money to loan to entrepreneurs. Buy a new car - create jobs Invest in the market - capital drives growth Pay for your parent's medical insurance - health care improves Enable Deadbeat Dads to come clean - or else (Not to mention what we’d save in Welfare / Medical / etc, because the leaches would no longer qualify) Remember this is for every adult U S Citizen 18+ including the folks who lost their jobs at Lehman Brothers and every other company that is cutting back. And of course, for those serving in our Armed Forces. If we're going to re-distribute wealth let's really do it...instead of trickling out a puny $1000.00 ( 'vote buy' ) economic incentive that is being proposed by one of our candidates for President. If we're going to do an $85 billion bailout, let's bail out every adult U S Citizen 18+! As for AIG - liquidate it. Sell off its parts. Let American General go back to being American General. Sell off the real estate. Let the private sector bargain hunters cut it up and clean it up. Here's my rationale. We deserve it and AIG doesn't. Sure it's a crazy idea that can 'never work.' But can you imagine the Coast-To-Coast Block Party! How do you spell Economic Boom? I trust my fellow adult Americans to know how to use the $85 Billion We Deserve It Dividend more than I do the geniuses at AIG or in Washington DC And remember, The Birk plan only really costs $59.5 Billion because $25.5 Billion is returned instantly in taxes to Uncle Sam. Ahhh...I feel so much better getting that off my chest. Kindest personal regards, Birk T. J. Birkenmeier, A Creative Guy & Citizen of the Republic PS: Feel free to pass this along to your pals as it's either good for a laugh or a tear or a very sobering thought on how to best use $85 Billion!!
 
 

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Pulaski Enquirer / Re: Skype, anyone?
« on: July 11, 2008, 06:36:55 AM »
I love Skype, use it all the time to chat with my son in Hong Kong.  I ordered the wireless headset and love it.  I can walk around the house and get things done while chatting with family.  Also the program works with my webcam, used it with Skype to get a tour of my son's new apartment from his laptop.

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Restaurant Opinion / Re: Mediterranean Grill?
« on: March 06, 2008, 02:34:35 AM »
I was disappointed in their service and menu selection.  Service was so slow last time we will not be coming back.  Stefano's offers a more authentic "Mediterranean" menu at better prices and his service is excellent, even on a busy night!! 

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Sports Opinion / Re: TIGERS BEAT OZARK
« on: February 29, 2008, 11:07:43 PM »
Way to go Tigers!!!  Great games from both teams!!

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I have heard that the City of Waynesville is trying to adopt a City Ordnance that there City Building Inspector along with the Waynesville Police Department Escorting them, If voted in they could apply for an Adminstrative Search Warrant for someones private property through there City Judge. Has anyone heard anything about this? WHY is the City of Waynesville getting into the business of issuing City Search Warrants? And ESPECIALLY with the Police Department escorting the Building Inspector going onto someones private property entrying someones house, apartment or whatever and if the Building Inspector is there for building code violation or violation's or because there is a large amount of trash in the yard or the building is causing an eye sore, why a POLICE presence? So if an officer sees something criminal in nature HOWEVER he/she is not there for criminal activity could it not lead to a criminal case because he/she was escorting the BUILDING INSPECTOR and it became plain view to the Officer. I am all for getting criminals HOWEVER in my opinion the means does not justy the ends what are the boundaries of the POLICE? What do you think about this?

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Sports Opinion / Re: Missouri Outlaws
« on: June 11, 2007, 05:30:25 PM »
Would you happen to know their schedule of home games and ticket prices?  Just trying to find more local things to do with the family with gas prices the way they are.

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Crime Stopper / Re: Arson's
« on: June 06, 2007, 05:21:25 PM »
I thought there was a fire investigator, might be a reserve, on the department i used to hear one on the scanner, a year or so ago, going to fires within the county and in the citie's, for investigation's?

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Crime Stopper / Re: Arson's
« on: June 05, 2007, 01:54:16 PM »
I thought the Sheriff's Department did not do arson case's, i was told that if you called about an arson or a fire investigation that they were given to the state. Doesn't the Sheriff's Department have someone qualified to do it? somoene closer then the state person?

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Crime Stopper / Re: All information is confidential
« on: June 05, 2007, 01:49:30 PM »
I thought the Sheriff's Department did not do arson case's, i was told that if you called about an arson or a fire investigation that they were given to the state. Doesn't the Sheriff's Department have someone qualified to do it? somoene closer then the state person?

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Here’s a way maybe we can win some money for one of our local fire depts. I really don’t care which one you go vote for since they all do an outstanding job and they all really need the money badly.  So email all your local friends and get the ball rolling, we only have till the end of the month to get entries in.  Someone has got to win so why not one of our local depts.  Circuit City and Firedog.com are sponsoring this contest. 
I have included the link for you to go enter, only one entry per email addy.  I think we can all spare the 10 to 15 minutes it may take to enter for being able to sleep well at night knowing these dedicated folks our here for us. 


Link to go enter:

 http://web.firedog.com/acrossamerica/

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Crafts and Home Decor / Re: Empty Spools of Thread
« on: March 21, 2007, 04:10:22 AM »
Found the directions on how to make small dolls/angels with empty spools of the thread.

http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/crafting/article/0,1789,HGTV_3352_1893074,00.html


hope this helps out.

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