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by not4u13
Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: National
Topic: Trump Tax Cut
Replies: 142
Views: 4563

Re: Trump Tax Cut

Not4u - the threshold for ROI was just lowered, increasing the incentive to take the risk of capital investment. For corporate america, the decisions for what to do with after-tax profits will either be greater returns to shareholders thru dividends or reinvestment for future growth. Either way, th...
by not4u13
Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: National
Topic: Trump Tax Cut
Replies: 142
Views: 4563

Re: Trump Tax Cut

"afford it most" is an interesting statement. Household expenses vary widely. What one person views as a necessary expanse, another may view as a luxury. I think you'd be hard pressed to convince a lot of those folks in that top 10% that they can "afford it most". Looking solely at income is deceivi...
by not4u13
Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: National
Topic: Trump Tax Cut
Replies: 142
Views: 4563

Re: Trump Tax Cut

If an investment in plant and equipment can lower costs enough to offset the cost of the equipment, then that is an investment a company will make. The corporate tax rate is not part of that ROI calculation as it is not part of the cost to produce the goods nor is it a cost to acquire the equipment....
by not4u13
Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: National
Topic: Trump Tax Cut
Replies: 142
Views: 4563

Re: Trump Tax Cut

Any chance we could debate specific provisions of the tax bill on its merits, one at a time? How about doubling the standard deduction? Good or bad, and why? Doubling the standard deduction is good. It helps those who need it most. Seems this would be a positive for middle class in the short run, a...
by not4u13
Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: National
Topic: Trump Tax Cut
Replies: 142
Views: 4563

Re: Trump Tax Cut

A few comments. 1) MDDad is spot on about how corporations work. I'm really surprised anyone here would disagree with it. Business do not invest when they have the money. They invest when they can see an ROI. That can be from increased sales or lower costs. Pay rates will only increase if there is a...
by not4u13
Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: High School
Topic: MaxPreps Rankings
Replies: 7
Views: 979

Re: MaxPreps Rankings

Human poll. Football is a pretty complex game. Ultimate team sport. Many variables. How can a purely subjective human pool be accurate when there are 14,000 plus high school football teams across the US? The "top" teams have no common opponent to judge by. Some teams travel across state lines for ea...
by not4u13
Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: National
Topic: Net Neutrality repeal
Replies: 50
Views: 1211

Re: Net Neutrality repeal

One thing to consider. What is to be gained by lifting the neutrality rules? If nothing changes, then nobody wins or loses. Anything that does change will be a loss for consumers. There really is no upside to the most recent change. ISPs were experimenting with different pricing packages prior to th...
by not4u13
Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: National
Topic: "the inevitable disaster that will be the Trump Administration"
Replies: 4941
Views: 112841

Re: "the inevitable disaster that will be the Trump Administration"

Seems like every day is something new to make me shake my head in disbelief that we could be living this presidency. The most surprising part are those who defend him. I've tried to come up with something he's actually done. Anything. That could Make America Great Again.
by not4u13
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: NFL
Topic: Matt Barkley to Arizona Cardinals
Replies: 4
Views: 1159

Re: Matt Barkley to Arizona Cardinals

Barkley can't seem to make reads of the secondary at the NFL level. Every team he has played with, he throws interceptions. I don't know what keeps him around. I keep hearing reports of how football smart he is and he does have a good arm, but his game play doesn't match up.
by not4u13
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: High School
Topic: MaxPreps Rankings
Replies: 7
Views: 979

MaxPreps Rankings

I was taking a look at the MaxPreps rankings out pure curiosity. I mean, I don't think there is much meaning behind ranking school teams nationally since there are so many variables state-to-state and these are, after all, high school kids. But something really struck me as odd. http://www.maxpreps....
by not4u13
Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: National
Topic: How long is too long
Replies: 52
Views: 1857

Re: How long is too long

I completely agree with you JQP. Ethical behavior is most easily measured by the actions you take when you don't think you'll get caught. There are natural instincts, but choosing to forego ethics and common decency in favor is just not what a civilized society is built upon.
by not4u13
Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:15 am
Forum: National
Topic: How long is too long
Replies: 52
Views: 1857

Re: How long is too long

The biological instinct argument is interesting, especially when coupled with the discussion on social norms and the evolution of what is considered acceptable behavior. Hollywood glamorized the sexy receptionist having an affair with her married boss in numerous movies. Men in power were not necess...
by not4u13
Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: National
Topic: How long is too long
Replies: 52
Views: 1857

Re: How long is too long

Had a great conversation about this over the Thanksgiving break. We are in a news cycle where reporting the public seems to be salivating over the next sexual scandal. One could either say that they are waiting for the next domino to fall (hidden corruption to see the light of day) or fresh meat (an...
by not4u13
Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: High School
Topic: So, moving on - MD/BOSCO
Replies: 60
Views: 4060

Re: So, moving on - MD/BOSCO

While it is true that "thug" does evoke an image of a violent but petty criminal, in more recent times it is used almost exclusively to describe blacks and often blacks that don't behave the same way. They may have different social constructs and may even be taught to "act big" to survive. Make no m...
by not4u13
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:53 am
Forum: National
Topic: How long is too long
Replies: 52
Views: 1857

Re: How long is too long

Answer to question about how long before younger a pass? I don't think anyone gets a pass just for the passage of time. I do think that there are people who realize their issues, address then and really are no longer that same person. Does context matter? Yes. It should. If you are 18 and the other ...
by not4u13
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: National
Topic: How long is too long
Replies: 52
Views: 1857

Re: How long is too long

FMS is an interesting argument, but one that doesn't hold a lot of water for me when it comes to these abuse allegations, especially when the memories are corroborated. The fact that accusers come out in groups is due more to the feeling of safety in numbers. Each individual feels that the person in...
by not4u13
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: National
Topic: Sessions Weighs 2nd Special Prosecutor
Replies: 38
Views: 985

Re: Sessions Weighs 2nd Special Prosecutor

Why do you think there was wrongdoing? You do realize that none of the Uranium that was "sold" is allowed to leave the US. It was a fairly complicated transaction but the end result is that the Uranium stays in the US. It's really more of an investment issue than a national security issue.
by not4u13
Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: National
Topic: How long is too long
Replies: 52
Views: 1857

How long is too long

I do not tolerate sexual abuse of any kind. Nobody should. It's reprehensible. What constitutes sexual abuse is not for the abuser to decide. The big news these last few weeks has included numerous sexual misconduct allegations against people of power. Roy Moore, Al Franken, Harvey Weinstein and mor...
by not4u13
Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:38 am
Forum: National
Topic: Sessions Weighs 2nd Special Prosecutor
Replies: 38
Views: 985

Re: Sessions Weighs 2nd Special Prosecutor

Trump continues to be obsessed with the election results because winning, at everything, is important to Trump. Sometimes that means pushing others down to ensure he gets his place at the front. As was posted earlier, Clinton wasn't the decision maker even as secretary of state. This is just a play ...
by not4u13
Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:57 am
Forum: National
Topic: Black players protest
Replies: 680
Views: 13856

Re: Black players protest

This whole thing became a thing when Trump made it a thing. Prior to his statements fanning the flames of discord there were few protesters and much less attention paid to them. There were a few who had decided to use the very public platform to make a silent but noticeable statement calling for a w...