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  1. On 6/29/2020 at 4:43 PM, Jimmy James said:

    @VABOSSFAN, or whoever, I'm ready to buy some live shows from Nugs. Maybe one from early 90's, one from 00 and one from 14-18. Any ideas? 

    I recently purchased the Buenos Aires show from November 2011. I know that's not exactly in your time frame, but it's a great show and includes an amazing version of "Mother" by Pink Floyd. Highly recommend.

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  2. On 8/21/2020 at 2:34 PM, THUE said:

    My understanding is they may use "The Way it is" By Bruce Hornsby instead. Its comes closest to the feelings of the Leader of our County. You know it is what is after all. :(

     

     

     

    Much to Mick Jagger's chagrin, he'll probably drag out "You Can't Always Get What You Want" yet again. In this case, what we wanted was a uniform federal response to an unprecedented pandemic that he was wholly unwilling and incapable of delivering.

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  3. Defunding the police doesn't mean abolishing the police. It means redirecting some of their (often massive) budget to programs that can help reduce the need for police by improving social outcomes. But the righties never get that. Even though they've been defunding education and everything else for years, which have a hell of a lot more long term benefit than the police.

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  4. 2 hours ago, rtb said:

    whether a USPS that loses 8 billion dollars a year can be considered "functioning" is, I think, part of the issue

    You consistently make comments like this without reading other comments that directly refute your "opinion".

    So here, read this. Or don't. https://www.barrons.com/articles/usps-louis-dejoy-post-office-pelosi-mail-in-ballots-51597687253 I'm sure you'll keep making the comments either way, though. For your convenience, I'll post the most important quote.

    "In 2006, Congress essentially told the post office to set aside $110 billion over 10 years. That, by our math, is $11 billion a year. The annual free cash flow reported by UPS, for comparison, was about $6.4 billion in 2018."

     

  5. 2 hours ago, Daisey Jeep said:

    our letters don't cost $15 to post 

    it costs $1.30 here and that's after the effects of covid is taking into account

    NZ post was corporitzed in 1987, at the time  i was opposed

    a letter cost 40c back then

    What New Zealand has now sounds a lot like how the USPS used to operate, such as with postal banking. What the Republicans would probably like to do is an outright dismantling of our postal infrastructure. Someone will make a bunch of money if this happens.

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  6. 2 hours ago, badlands78 said:

    Military is just as prone to waste as any other program.  I’d be glad to see deadwood cut down across the board.

    Yeah but the military has a much bigger and identifiable amount of deadwood that has never been treated. In fact, as much as I trash the Pentagon, they regularly ask for less money than they get.

    Plus, the money spent on things like health, education, and veterans can be trimmed without a decrease in services, with badly-needed regulation of things like pharma prices and tuition profiteering. But the DoD should absolutely be priorities A1 and A2 for huge budget cuts.

  7. 10 hours ago, Jimmy James said:

    Correct, only taxable income. Which is a pretty minimal number. That's why all the tax loop holes and tax havens. 

    That's why a Flat Tax would be perfect. 10-15% across the board no loop holes no tax havens. 

    The Kochs have been promoting a Flat Tax for a long time. That should tell you who would benefit from it. Hint - not us.

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  8. 2 hours ago, Daisey Jeep said:

    is the US postal system like your usual govt dept and bloated with managment, i bet its bleeding money

    why does the president even have any say in how the post office is run

    maybe you guys should privatise it, sell ot off - but the dale precedes toward infrastructure-

    then it will operate in the black

     

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    The Post Office is already in the black, it is a self-sufficient agency. It's funding issues stem from a Republican plan to force them to fund pensions for the next 75 years, a standard which no other office is held to.

    Privatization would result in $15 letter fees and an immediate reduction in accessible options offered around the country. The USPS is a service, not a business, and should be treated as such.

     

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  9. 23 minutes ago, Jimmy James said:

    I was wondering, has anyone here changed their political views because of Bruce's views and or songs.

    @WhereLoveRuled, I know you made a 180 since being here was it because of Bruce. 

    It was because of Trump. I was a conservative, then a liberal, then a leftist. The two issues that really did it for me were the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and the military budget. I really came to see that Republican policy is not about benefitting the average American and hasn't been since Eisenhower.

    As for Bruce, I don't think he ever really changed my thinking, he's opened my eyes a lot in many ways in the years listening to him, but when he was with #44 in the WOAD/WB era it annoyed me because I found Obama to be ineffective and better at orating than legislating. I think I understand that time a bit more fully knowing the circumstances surrounding it.

     

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  10. 23 hours ago, burghfan said:

    The Pens played a team that wanted it more, and it showed.

    The Flyers are still 16 wins from what they want.

    You are right. Anything can happen. But my personal belief is they are the best looking team in the NHL right now.  If not this year, then soon, but time will tell.

    1 hour ago, VABOSSFAN said:

    Columbus and Tampa Bay playing a marathon game....Currently in the 4th OT.

    That goalie's performance was sublime, around 100 saves.

  11. 2 hours ago, Jimmy James said:

    .....Football Team! 

    I think they should put Fed-Ex Logo across their chest like English Football club do! 

     

    Rearrange the letters and you have WTF, which is what most of their fans were thinking watching them last year.

  12. 5 hours ago, gsquare said:

    Washington Redskins are no more. But a trademark hobbyist snatched up the good names

    TJ Macias

    July 13, 2020, 12:31 PM

     

    The Washington Redskins announced on Monday that the team is retiring its controversial nickname, one that many consider racist, and logo after a thorough review that started on July 3.

    However, the path to trademarking the new name might be difficult thanks to one man’s “hobby.”

    When whispers of a name change started in 2014, Martin McCaulay, a 61-year-old actuary who lives in Alexandria, Virginia, filed 44 trademark claims to potential nicknames for the D.C.-based team, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported.

    “I can really see into the future on this issue,” McCaulay said to Fox 5 in 2015. “Now when I look into the future, I see no change for 10 years, and then in 10 years, I see the name changing to the Washington Warriors. And if not the Warriors, then the Americans.”

    It only took five years — and from the looks of it, McCaulay added a few more nicknames to that list.

    According to CBS Sports reporter Will Brinson, those names include:

    ·        The Washington Red Wolves

    ·        The Washington Monuments

    ·        The Washington Veterans

    While the Warriors and Americans monikers are still possibly on the table, McCaulay added nearly every possible nickname that has been floating around the internet since the Washington, D.C, team announced it was reviewing the name.

    “It was, I thought, a fun hobby,” McCaulay said to the Times-Dispatch. “And it turned out that I got really good at it.”

    Trademarking a name with the United States Patent and Trademark Office doesn’t guarantee a massive payout since the holder has to use the term in question, which is why McCaulay says he spent thousands creating team merchandise to sell, the Times-Dispatch reported.

    “A squatter reserves a name with no intention to use it,” McCaulay told the Times-Dispatch. “I went to the extreme of buying a lot of merchandise, making it my brand, and selling it.”

    Trademarking names and key phrases isn’t uncommon. Some people have even been trying to cash in on the COVID-19 pandemic by trademarking the phrase “I survived coronavirus quarantine 2020” and “Warning My Ride is Sicker Than the Coronavirus,” McClatchy News reported.

    It’s been five years since McCaulay took his “hobby” and created the website WashingtonAmericansFootball.com, patiently waiting for the day that it will pay out — something that might happen this time around.

    I respect the hustle. If they didn't stubbornly cling to a racist name all those years, they wouldn't have to worry about buying trademarks.

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