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GeeWhiz

Member Since: August 31, 2010

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  • April 17, 2014 at 1:02am

    Honey, I hate to break it to you, but we’re only talking about federal income tax. Add to that State and local income taxes, social security, property taxes, utilities, When we shop, add sales taxes on everything that isn’t food, unless it’s something like soda, so even that has a tax.

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  • April 17, 2014 at 12:57am

    It goes like this: The richest 1% pay 35% of all taxes paid in America, according to this article.

    However, with regards to Romney, he’s RETIRED. He gets no ‘paycheck’. He does have investments.

    So when he was working, he was in the top tax bracket, and paid taxes on his income. And then he invested it, and NOW pays an additional 15% on that money. Money that is now being taxed a SECOND TIME.

    Get it? Good, it’s pretty freaking simple.

  • April 16, 2014 at 9:32am

    I thought it was hilarious and poignant at the same time.

    I laughed at the end. Why? Because although Daddy is the boisterous one here, our daughter was wise enough to say during a conversation about dating: “I’m more worried about MOM”. And I smiled and said “smart girl”.

  • April 12, 2014 at 9:18am

    Kudos for what she did, but if she wants to not live with this hanging over her head, she should have moved during that time. Yeah, security is great, but the first step in not being a victim to this guy is to relocate to a place where it would be difficult for him to find her. Dog, yes. Gun, yes. More than one.

    I’ve never understood the ‘he’s the criminal, I’m not leaving’ mindset. That may be entirely true, but there is such a thing as being dead right. I sincerely hope that this guy is too old to try to track her down now.

    Either way if this were me, I’d have been filling the cardboard boxes as he was being transported to prison.

  • March 23, 2014 at 11:30pm

    I’m chafing at the hyperbole used in the original article. Never in my healthcare career have I ever heard the word ‘poisoned’ used towards anyone that wasn’t actually ‘poisoned’. As in ‘this patient ingested non food material that can cause his body to shut down unless it’s treated’.

    As such, my red flag is down on the field with regards to this facility. No offense, and I sincerely hope that Glenn is okay, but I’d want a second opinion from a medical group outside of this one.

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  • March 6, 2014 at 11:10pm

    Old school: they both deserved it.

  • March 6, 2014 at 11:07pm

    It’s not the lack of being ‘madly in love’ that bothers me about this, it’s the ‘sea sponge’ context that is disturbing.

    Even if it’s not your kid, a baby is not a sea sponge but a beautiful human being. A HUMAN BEING, not an object that is only interesting unless it interacts with you. He/she has value just existing, beauty in just being. So does your wife and even more so when she becomes the mother of your child.

    Incredibly self absorbed.

  • February 27, 2014 at 9:29am

    The left wants socialism because they think that they’re the ones that are going to be in charge. As always, the useful idiots will be useful until…someone more evil and sociopathic force them out. The end result is oppression.

  • February 24, 2014 at 11:05pm

    His throat was not ‘slit, they sawed off his head.

    You cannot negotiate with psychopaths.

  • February 24, 2014 at 8:15am

    You think that the drug cartels are going to stop because a state legalized it’s use? That illegal street sales will stop because you can now buy it in a store? No, it will continue because the drug dealers will undercut the price in order to steal business.

    There will be a tourist trade that grows out of this but even Amsterdam has realized that this is ultimately problematic to the community.

  • February 24, 2014 at 8:09am

    She is such a total tool. Daniel Pearl had his head literally sawed off while his murderer yelled Allah Akbar. After giving a speech about him being a Jew. Who is accountable for that and how do you reconcile it?

    How do you deal with bigoted psychopaths?

  • February 17, 2014 at 2:53pm

    This is absolutely a winnable lawsuit if the facts of the story are indeed the facts of the case.

    You are not allowed to do any medical procedures on a competent person without ‘informed consent’. If there was no way to communicate with the man there is NO informed consent. You can do without it if you’re doing a lifesaving procedure, but cancer treatment over the course of a year doesn’t qualify.

    It’s the job of the staff/administration of those facilities to find solutions. Even if that meant creating written information. Something, anything, to communicate. This Is NOT optional.

    There is a difference if the family wanted only one kind of information that they didn’t provide, but is story says that they provided no alternative. The facilities are on the hook,and they should be.
    /GeeWhiz, RN, BSN

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  • February 9, 2014 at 8:30am

    I suppose that this is how you justify what is basically infanticide. Neat little speech, tied up with a bow and life isn’t like that. It’s a lot messier than that.

    At six weeks, there is a heartbeat and brain waves.
    At 12 weeks, you’re literally looking at a baby with formed parts.
    At 25 weeks, you’re a week or two beyond what is generally considered ‘viability’. 50=80% of fetuses born at this point, will survive.

    And I’d tread carefully when you spew what you think that you know about what goes on in a woman’s head post abortion. There is what she says at the time, and what she may think about it later, and they can be vastly different things. Move on? Yes, women do move on because life moves on. But you act like that choice is automatically benign. You are no different than the person who has no empathy for the woman that has an unwanted pregnancy. You have certain beliefs, so you assign them to all of these woman, like somehow your belief system is their’s also, and that’s not the case.

    I find it coldly amusing that you quote surveys. Being a child of the 60s-70s I know a whole bunch of people who’ve gone through it, who may have though it was the right decision …for about 15 minutes. Who have regrets and issues, but there is nothing to be done about that now. And considering where I was living, not one of them was what you’d probably describe as a ‘holy roller’. Not one of them religious or even conservative.

    Abortion is something a wo

  • February 5, 2014 at 1:41pm

    Third Amendment:” No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.”

  • January 31, 2014 at 11:57am

    Don’t forget to add that counties can levy taxes, and so can cities. Example, CA sales tax is 7.5% but before I left that state 10 years ago, my sales tax was NINE percent.

  • January 15, 2014 at 9:30am

    If you want to go to Mars, which requires you to leave and never come back, you don’t get married and have kids. Once you’re married with kids, you don’t even apply for something like this.

    Unless you don’t give a crap, then you divorce the wife, abandon the kids and go play rocket man. He’s got the maturity of a three year old.

  • January 11, 2014 at 9:45am

    Jake, you don’t understand because you don’t have anything in your life that you would risk your life for.

    Those men died for you. It’s too much for you to understand, because you’d never do that for someone else. Makes you feel uncomfortable.

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  • January 10, 2014 at 9:14am

    If the guy can prove that he purchased those gift cards, that transaction must be honored by law in the state of California. It is illegal to not to honor gift cards/certificates, regardless of expiration date, etc. Because they cannot sell you something like that, and have you not receive something for your money. It’s considered a fraudulent act on behalf of the company by the state. Illegal to pay money and get nothing for it.

    The only reason why I know this is because I once found GCs to a retail store, years after my wedding, that I had forgotten about. So I researched the laws in the state. Someone better honor this or it’s a slam dunk in court.

  • December 26, 2013 at 11:39pm

    I adore Andrea Bocelli, but those who are opera snobs, think that he’s sort of pop-esque, not a real opera star.

    That being said. Did I mention that I love him? That I don’t care that he doesn’t just stick to a classic playlist? He’s not the best tenor of our times but he certainly is a massive talent.

    Btw, I have three of his CDs and not a single one belonging to Uncle Ted.

  • November 20, 2013 at 12:28am

    I’m thinking a ginormous purple wishing well with glitter fairies. I could have a LOT of fun with this one.

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