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Forum: General Discussion 12-18-2011, 04:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,126
Posted By Timber Loftis
Re: Occupy Wallstreet Live web-cam on the front lines

I think the same can be said of the Tea Party. Not to say you support either, but they are a contrasting group. The Tea Party started out as a party of accountability -- they wanted the same...
Forum: General Discussion 12-18-2011, 04:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 745
Posted By Timber Loftis
New Shelock Holmes anyone?

I liked it. I loved the guy from Mad Men doing Moriarty. I will refrain from spoilers, but I liked it quite a bit. Anyone else with reactions?

Rotten Tomatoes gave it a sub-prime, but...
Forum: General Discussion 12-18-2011, 04:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,345
Posted By Timber Loftis
Re: Greetings!

Yorick came and he went, not to be heard from again... until he feels like it. Alas, I knew him well. Well. not well, but I liked him. Good luck Egg Man, Drivin' Round Town, Always Got Your Window...
Forum: General Discussion 12-18-2011, 03:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,350
Posted By Timber Loftis
Re: US economic situation for dummies

BTW I'm reading Back to Work (auth. B. Clinton) right now, about 90 pages in, and it's some incredibly informative stuff. Despite being enigmatic to me during his presidency (having voted for him...
Forum: General Discussion 12-18-2011, 03:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 459
Posted By Timber Loftis
Re: How to sell a snowblower

I loved this, btw. Funny stuffs.
Forum: General Discussion 12-18-2011, 03:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,912
Posted By Timber Loftis
Re: My Hand - Where we stand right now..... (Fractured Scaphoid in right hand)

Sorry for you ongoing ills, Dan. Maybe Chewie's right, and you just need a little medical MJ. :stoner:

Given your level of pain, maybe Prescription drug or nerve pills are more in order, but IMO...
Forum: General Discussion 12-18-2011, 03:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 552
Posted By Timber Loftis
Re: Legal Will software

LoA, sorry for not responding sooner. I think the price quoted for the materials is fair given the level of complexity and specificity of knowledge of the particular state probate and estate rules....
Forum: General Discussion 11-29-2011, 03:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,350
Posted By Timber Loftis
Re: US economic situation for dummies

Debt breakdown (trillions):

1.0 Prior to Reagan
1.9 Reagan
1.5 G.H.W. Bush
1.4 Clinton
6.1 G.W. Bush (incl. 1.5 wars and 1.8 tax cuts)
2.4 Obama (incl. 1.1 stimulus and tax...
Forum: General Discussion 11-29-2011, 03:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,350
Posted By Timber Loftis
Re: US economic situation for dummies

Actually we aren't. But politically I don't think we can do the things needed to avoid it.

Put most tax rates back to mid-90's numbers and these problems start to go away all on their own in a...
Forum: General Discussion 11-13-2011, 05:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 529
Posted By Timber Loftis
Re: Terror threat levels

I'm afeared we're stuck at levels 4 and 5 these days, and forever. Raise your right hand, palm outward, to salute the truth of this.
Forum: General Discussion 11-13-2011, 05:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,298
Posted By Timber Loftis
Re: spontaneous combustion

So... is Schroendinger's cat dead?

Look, spontaneous combustion does not exist. Be it magnetic or chemical, something always is found to have ignited the flame. Just because a cause is not known...
Forum: General Discussion 11-13-2011, 05:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,345
Posted By Timber Loftis
Re: Greetings!

Who the hell are you? And did the bit with Lenny work out? What are you doing now, especially musically? And have you learned to love good Scotch yet, or do I still have to finish your drinks for...
Forum: General Discussion 11-13-2011, 05:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,206
Posted By Timber Loftis
Re: US 'no' on Taiwan arms seen as sign of China clout

I think I may have only been informed on Taiwan based on my International Law class before now. I will of course read up more on the issue based on comments in this thread, and I thank you for the...
Forum: General Discussion 11-13-2011, 05:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 591
Posted By Timber Loftis
Re: So my wife's got a project in mind...

I believe I could probably conjure up stories to fit those categories, mostly because I was a drunk/druggie and now am a Dad. I won't give you freebies, though. :whackya:

LOL at reviving the...
Forum: General Discussion 11-13-2011, 05:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 591
Posted By Timber Loftis
Re: So my wife's got a project in mind...

Johnny, there's a whole series of jokes I could send your way that deal with your situation. I'll summarize without setup and punchlines.

The first:
There's a guy who comes home drunk, falls...
Forum: General Discussion 11-13-2011, 05:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,218
Posted By Timber Loftis
Re: New Automobile, lease or purchase?

I'm sure you meant "you're" my dear Wellard -- Grammar Nazi Has Spoken!

That said, I'd love to have my dad's old Triumph or one of my Uncle's Harleys, or even my sister's ill-fated Suzuki...
Forum: General Discussion 11-13-2011, 05:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,218
Posted By Timber Loftis
Re: New Automobile, lease or purchase?

This is totally true. I've watched my father and sister have to deal with this issue on their cars, in my sister's case an Infinity SUV. I can't recall the model number of her SUV, but I did...
Forum: General Discussion 11-13-2011, 04:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,218
Posted By Timber Loftis
Re: New Automobile, lease or purchase?

I just noticed this monthly cost figure. Don't do it, IMO. You should be able to get any number of luxury Euro autos, whether on lease or financing or outright sale, for that sort of cheddar. ...
Forum: General Discussion 10-23-2011, 05:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,145
Posted By Timber Loftis
Re: Gadhafi dead

Was he shot with his own golden gun?
Forum: General Discussion 10-19-2011, 08:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 905
Posted By Timber Loftis
Re: Attn-Homeowners

Tool Truths

DRILL PRESS: A tall upright machine useful for suddenly snatching flat metal bar stock out of your hands so that it smacks you in the chest and flings your beer across the room,...
Forum: General Discussion 10-13-2011, 04:27 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,886
Posted By Timber Loftis
Re: Obama's latest jobs/opening campaign/scream foul to the media - speech

Excellent article detailing what Occupy Wall Street is about. (http://www.businessinsider.com/what-wall-street-protesters-are-so-angry-about-2011-10?op=1) This part gets really fun when it gets to...
Forum: General Discussion 10-11-2011, 06:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,192
Posted By Timber Loftis
Re: Oh snap, Pruden calling it!!!

I don't buy "you break it, you buy it."

If something is morally wrong, you simply stop it.

But, as I'm sure Felix will confirm, everything about our relationship(s) with anything in the Middle...
Forum: General Discussion 10-11-2011, 06:32 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,886
Posted By Timber Loftis
Re: Obama's latest jobs/opening campaign/scream foul to the media - speech

Tax the rich. That's our only option at this point. We absolutely have to go there. Taxes have to raise on them, or the society is F'd. I'll respond to lay out why after all the flames come.
Forum: General Discussion 10-11-2011, 06:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 521
Posted By Timber Loftis
Re: RIP Steve Jobs

Innovators are hard to come by these days. I'm not a fan of anything i-related. I don't have an i-pad, have not listened to i-tunes, or have an i-life. I'm totally removed from anything this man...
Forum: General Discussion 10-11-2011, 06:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,218
Posted By Timber Loftis
Re: New Automobile, lease or purchase?

Lease vs. Purchase is a wash, for the most part. If you want to pay $500/mo. to own a luxury car you can do that be either leasing and trading in or buying and trading in at 5 yrs. In either case...
Forum: General Discussion 10-05-2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,218
Posted By Timber Loftis
Re: New Automobile, lease or purchase?

Don't buy new or lease.

Buy used. Google up some of the articles about the 10 best buys in used cars. If you're willing to get a 6 or 8 year old car you can snap up an incredible value. Some...
Forum: General Discussion 10-02-2011, 01:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,192
Posted By Timber Loftis
Re: Oh snap, Pruden calling it!!!

Two things can be, and in this case are, true at the same time. One, that his numbers have slipped amongst ethnic groups (considering where they were during election time when we were so afraid of...
Forum: General Discussion 10-01-2011, 12:52 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,886
Posted By Timber Loftis
Re: Obama's latest jobs/opening campaign/scream foul to the media - speech

I thought this might bring levity to this big honking tax discussion.
http://punditkitchen.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/political-pictures-political-pictures-things-that-taxes-give-us.jpg
Forum: General Discussion 09-27-2011, 09:02 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,886
Posted By Timber Loftis
Re: Obama's latest jobs/opening campaign/scream foul to the media - speech

2 unrelated issues. You locate your corporate HQ where you get the best tax benefits as far as corporate income tax.

You locate your workforce where labor costs are cheapest -- and this is based...
Forum: General Discussion 09-26-2011, 01:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,369
Posted By Timber Loftis
Re: Deciding which game to get...

Have you given WoW a shot yet? It's a perennial favorite, and it has maybe another 3ish years left in it before it becomes totally outdated. It's made me shelve most all other games, even those...
Forum: General Discussion 09-26-2011, 01:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,206
Posted By Timber Loftis
Re: US 'no' on Taiwan arms seen as sign of China clout

OK, and maybe this takes off on what your subsequent comments hinted at, but we (the U.S.) have contributed quite heavily to Israel's military overall....
Forum: General Discussion 09-23-2011, 04:42 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,886
Posted By Timber Loftis
Re: Obama's latest jobs/opening campaign/scream foul to the media - speech

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Forum: General Discussion 09-23-2011, 01:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,206
Posted By Timber Loftis
Re: US 'no' on Taiwan arms seen as sign of China clout

I'm not fluent enough here, but that's Israel's version of the Main Battle Tank?

Are you saying that the IDF's MBT will best the export MBTs we've sold to those countries? I would not doubt it in...
Forum: General Discussion 09-22-2011, 07:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 475
Posted By Timber Loftis
Re: Who's reading?

I may pick this book up. I saw the interview on Stewart and it looks interesting.
Forum: General Discussion 09-22-2011, 07:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,206
Posted By Timber Loftis
Re: US 'no' on Taiwan arms seen as sign of China clout

Doesn't sound like it's cowtowing to China, since we're still in arms deals with Taiwan and China is still objecting.

That said, I can think of no two better places to completely quit selling arms...
Forum: General Discussion 09-21-2011, 07:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 733
Posted By Timber Loftis
Re: How would Obama's tax plan affect you?

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Forum: General Discussion 09-21-2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,886
Posted By Timber Loftis
Re: Obama's latest jobs/opening campaign/scream foul to the media - speech

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Forum: General Discussion 09-16-2011, 05:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,278
Posted By Timber Loftis
Re: Hip hop flute...

That was actually really impressive.
Forum: General Discussion 09-16-2011, 05:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 448
Posted By Timber Loftis
Re: IW Members, I present to you, Dakota Meyer

Hey, Felix, did you know Jimmy Hendrix hailed out of Ft. Campbell, Ky, when he was in the service?

Just trying to add some info, as I've seen the stuff you posted, which is all good, man.
Forum: General Discussion 09-16-2011, 05:19 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,886
Posted By Timber Loftis
Forum: General Discussion 09-16-2011, 02:28 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,886
Posted By Timber Loftis
Re: Obama's latest jobs/opening campaign/scream foul to the media - speech

Tax breaks to the almost non-existent middle class I support. Breaks to small business is good, if you can cajole and educate them into taking advantage of them. OFC I agree that more breaks to...
Forum: General Discussion 09-15-2011, 06:07 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,886
Posted By Timber Loftis
Re: Obama's latest jobs/opening campaign/scream foul to the media - speech

Boner's response was even worse. So long as Republicans continue to hold the hard line that only tax breaks can create jobs, we're hopeless.
...
Forum: General Discussion 09-12-2011, 01:04 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,487
Posted By Timber Loftis
Re: Labor Day speech and unemployment...

Fisking is when you pull apart someone's post and respond on a point-by-point basis. Sometimes it's useful, but it can be criticized for being selective and not addressing the holostic statement the...
Forum: General Discussion 09-10-2011, 12:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,005
Posted By Timber Loftis
Re: Wifi Info Question

It's just other people near you. There's no need for you to worry. If their systems are unprotected it won't really affect you unless you find a way to use them, which I presume is not your intent.
Forum: General Discussion 09-10-2011, 12:02 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 16,741
Posted By Timber Loftis
Re: New NASA Data Debunks Global Warming

As a more mundane issue, did anyone else other than me (in Chicago) note that spring was non-existent this year, giving way to heat immediately, and now fall seems to be approaching incredibly...
Forum: General Discussion 09-09-2011, 11:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 970
Posted By Timber Loftis
Re: Tony Hayward back in oil

Look, the real deal in the BP oil spill wasn't who was running the show, it was that regulators who were supposed to be watching this shit got "captured" (I put the quotes in because "regulatory...
Forum: General Discussion 09-09-2011, 11:41 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,487
Posted By Timber Loftis
Re: Labor Day speech and unemployment...

I felt all of this, which is why I voted for him -- not that my vote matters as I'm in a solidly blue state because we have a solidly blue city of millions that direct the will of a state that is...
Forum: General Discussion 09-09-2011, 11:26 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,487
Posted By Timber Loftis
Re: Labor Day speech and unemployment...

Ross [Perot, for you spelling Nazis] had about half of it right. Calling the NAACP "you people" was his death knell. Ron Paul is Ross Perot without the stupidity and with slightly smaller ears. ...
Forum: General Discussion 09-09-2011, 11:23 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,487
Posted By Timber Loftis
Re: Labor Day speech and unemployment...

Check this out, Felix (and others) -- noting that it's a bit dated:
http://www.crowell.com/documents/funding-americas-infrastructure-needs_construction-briefings.pdf

Notably, after the recent NYC...
Forum: General Discussion 09-09-2011, 09:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 584
Posted By Timber Loftis
Ways Cops Can Screw You

I almost derailed a thread recently about cops and stuff they can choose to do to you. I didn't mean to do that, so I'm starting a new thread devoted precisely to that. To begin with, check this...
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