User Profile: DrFrost

DrFrost

Member Since: December 28, 2010

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  • August 27, 2014 at 1:45pm

    Imagine a scenario where two people on a ship are watching as rats are rushing past them and hurtling themselves off the ship and into the water.

    The first passenger shouts “Hurray! Fewer rats!” while the second passenger is wondering WHY the rats are abandoning ship.

    While you could certainly argue that both responses are appropriate, I think one presents a much better path forward than the other one.

  • August 27, 2014 at 1:28pm

    This is a corporation that lives or dies by the bottom line. They’ve done the analysis. They wouldn’t be contemplating a move (which is expensive) if they didn’t already know it would save them money in the long term. And the same goes for many other companies that are moving HQ’s oversea’s (or contemplating such a move).

    Don’t fool yourself into thinking these people don’t know anything and the corporate tax rate (coupled with regulation costs) in the US are just fine.

    If you don’t believe me here’s a recent article in Forbes:

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2014/08/25/no-inversion-is-not-unpatriotic-yes-we-need-corporate-tax-reform/

  • August 27, 2014 at 1:21pm

    Do any of these people understand anything about economics? Companies with headquarters in the US have to compete with companies who have headquarters elsewhere. When you have to pay 35% in taxes and your competitor has to pay 15% in taxes, that equates to one #$%^ of an advantage… FOR YOUR COMPETITOR! This completely disregards the higher costs in regulations/etc. for operating in the US.

    In the early 2000′s Intel stated that it could build a cutting edge fab for around $3 Billion almost anywhere in the world but that same fab would cost $4 Billion in the US. And only 10% of that extra cost was due to higher salaries – the rest were to comply with US regulations regarding business operations, building codes, etc., etc.

    Corporations that ignore the lower costs of moving headquarters overseas will eventually go out of business, being outperformed by companies that started overseas or moved there.

    So I have one question: How is it patriotic to relegate a business to a slow death?

  • August 27, 2014 at 12:52pm

    The optimist in me hopes that we elect more people who push back against the ever growing juggernaut that is the federal government.

    The pessimist worries that this is all for show. What does he really hope to gain from this lawsuit? The federal government has used financial incentive to influence everything from having children to speed limits. What does Bobby hope to get from this? Good PR?!?!?!

  • [11] August 22, 2014 at 10:37am

    I have to wonder if it was suicide or someone was shutting him up…

  • [2] July 10, 2014 at 3:48pm

    Can you imagine the uproar if a republican shot the figure of a donkey in a campaign ad?

  • [7] June 26, 2014 at 6:17pm

    Brought to vote knowing it wouldn’t pass.

    Were they fighting the good fight or putting on a show for their base?

  • [9] June 26, 2014 at 5:22pm

    This man has made an art of pitting one group against another. I don’t expect him to change horses at this point…

    Obama will go down in history as the most divisive president. An effective way to win elections, a horrible way to lead.

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  • [12] June 26, 2014 at 5:19pm

    This is not a gun problem, it’s a people/culture problem. America has always had guns, but we haven’t always had these issues. What’s changed here?

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  • [140] June 26, 2014 at 5:13pm

    They are bad for the country but, given that they tend to vote democrat, they are good for the DNC. So, by the way they voted you can see where their priorities are.

    The DNC cares far more about the DNC than the USA.

    Unfortunately the RNC is not much better…

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  • June 20, 2014 at 11:16am

    In most systems email is backed up in redundant ways. I find it very unlikely that all backups were lost simultaneously. I’d like to see them subpoena the IRS IT people and find out exactly how email was backed up during this time. I think they’d find the chances of losing 2 years of email by chance would be exceedingly unlikely.

  • [1] June 20, 2014 at 11:11am

    Even if he’s pro gun control?

  • [14] June 18, 2014 at 11:42am

    Time for:

    a) a new mayor
    b) a new police chief
    c) criminal and civil charges
    d) all of the above

    I’m going with “d”.

  • [18] June 18, 2014 at 11:34am

    This is about freedom of speech really. Bill Maher says things I find deeply offensive but I’ve never tried to shut him up. I choose to ignore him. The extreme left in this country is taking a different tact. If you say something they don’t like you may not go to jail (yet) but you will lose your livelihood, your trademarks, be repeatedly audited by the IRS, etc., etc., etc.

    How is that freedom of speech?

    How is that not tyranny?

  • [96] June 18, 2014 at 11:25am

    Sal Alinsky principle #1: the end justifies the means. This makes anything ok (like misusing the power of the patent office) as long as the goal is something you desire.

    I keep waiting for this pendulum to swing the other way but we just keep moving further and further away from the constitution/limited government/rule by the people and for the people…

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  • [2] June 18, 2014 at 9:32am

    religion – a cause, principle, or system of beliefs held to with ardor and faith

    This is, of course, just one definition for religion. I think if we recognized atheism and humanism as religions that some of our national conversations would become less nonsensical.

  • [1] June 18, 2014 at 8:43am

    It’s about time that we recognize atheism and humanism as religions. They are. We should treat them as such.

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  • [2] May 21, 2014 at 9:32am

    I can’t comment on this church or it’s pastor, but I don’t see anything wrong with the idea that Christ made mistakes (all sins are mistakes, all mistakes are not sin). I imagine his first spoken words weren’t pronounced correctly. I imagine he fell several times when learning to walk. But, in my opinion, this isn’t very important. Regardless, I think the verse about him increasing in wisdom and knowledge is very telling in regards to this issue. There were things he didn’t know. There were things he didn’t understand.

  • [4] May 16, 2014 at 4:56pm

    Ted Cruz bothers me. He seems to be too self aggrandizing. I’ll give him a chance to change my mind if he runs…

    Rand Paul is cracking on immigration. That tells me this is not about ideals for him. It tells me that he’s more pragmatic than principled. That may be great for some but I want someone rooted in their principles.

    I like Rick Perry.

    I like Gary Johnson more.

    Ron Paul may have been wrong on some issues but at least I understand his base principles and he did not deviate from them because it was inconvenient.

    I don’t know much about Carson but I’d really rather have someone with more experience this time around. A governor with a strong record would, in my opinion, be a good choice.

  • May 16, 2014 at 4:41pm

    “(The study) is harmful as it opens the door for oversimplified claims of ‘errors’ and worse from the climate sceptics media side,”

    These are not technical reasons for dismissing a paper. But this is far from the first topic where scientists have become dogmatic.

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