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Cryingdick

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  1. I have lived abroad my entire adult life and only recently repatriated to the USA. I have never paid into social security so I am not too concerned about it. My husband earns well here and may become eligible for something in 10 years. I haven't looked into it too much because it isn't a pressing thing in our lives. Social security would be extra spending money not our sole source of income if we are ever lucky enough to receive it. I am self employed as a trader and have done pretty well with it. As far as retirement goes we have a privately financed pension out of the UK. I enjoy what I am doing and will remain actively involved in activities that grow my nest egg. I lived all over the world and was never eligible for the free health care because I wasn't a citizen or PR. So have always been self insured. I love what I do and couldn't imagine ever wanting to retire. Especially on a day like today. The DOW just crossed over the 26,000 mark, truly a thing of beauty.
  2. Socialism in any form tends to be authoritarian. The problem with much of what the left proposes is it forces people that don't agree to make substantial changes to their personal lives. The right much less so. So if the dems win they will dictate how businesses can run, decide who can drive a car, decide who can take an airplane, come redesign your house, decide what kind of house you can build etc. I remember back when I was young and liberal hearing Republicans say "don't force your lifestyle on me" and laughing. I am afraid these days that saying might become true.
  3. Can you grow a sense of humor? Christ Almighty life isn't so serious all the time. Yes she would probably get votes for the pot thing. Anyway when even your dad thinks you are a fraud playing the worst sort of identity politics it's pretty bad. When he happens to be an emeritus professor of economics at Stanford it is slightly worse.
  4. Warren/Harris 2020 " I'll bring the weed you bring the beer"
  5. Even her dad isn't too impressed with her antics. His response to her latest ramblings is pretty telling. I think this means she is pretty much done now. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/kamala-harriss-jamaican-father-wasnt-amused-by-her-joke-about-marijuana-use/2019/02/21/2d722658-35cb-11e9-af5b-b51b7ff322e9_story.html?utm_term=.eb7c12649788 “My dear departed grandmothers (whose extraordinary legacy I described in a recent essay on this website), as well as my deceased parents, must be turning in their grave right now to see their family’s name, reputation and proud Jamaican identity being connected, in any way, jokingly or not with the fraudulent stereotype of a pot-smoking joy seeker and in the pursuit of identity politics,” he wrote. “Speaking for myself and my immediate Jamaican family, we wish to categorically dissociate ourselves from this travesty,” added Donald Harris, who is now an emeritus professor of economics at Stanford University.
  6. Well let's see if he can dodge a potential federal case. He is likely to skate away with no more than some county jail out of the local charges. They will push for a deal which isn't a felony and non-custodial. He definitely should get a felony. I would hope the prosecutor would reject any plea deal. He may try to go to trial with Geragos and I don't think even Geragos can get him out of this. If the feds pursue it the road ahead is grim for him.
  7. Nope he should get the same as anybody else. The economic loss... well there are plenty of potential actors that will take his place. Don't disagree about prison being counter productive but this case isn't the one that should be set aside for alternative justice. Start with people that are actually oppressed and commit crimes based upon that not some spoiled TV star. His earning power is already gone. I don't think he is going to easily find a job after this. Will be interesting to see how his current contract plays out. He should be fired.
  8. Creative sentencing would be seen as a rich elite escaping the law. Let some little kid that goes around throwing eggs at black people and gay people's houses and give them that sort of sentence. Creative sentencing should be for kids that are developing morals not adults that should know they are wrong. But sure sentence him to do his parole in a place like West Virginia. He will learn that red state Americans by and large are some of the most kind and genuine people you will ever meet. He would also found out how hard it is to find a good paying job in the real world and what true hardships actually look like.
  9. Let him go to prison first and then he can pay restitution and make amends when he gets out. If this was some redneck in a MAGA hat doubt you would be calling for anything other than jail time.
  10. Either this is unsustainable or some retirees lifestyles in Thailand are.
  11. 99.99999% of Brits in Thailand want the Baht to fall so they could put an extra big bottle of Chang into their weekly budget.
  12. This makes you feel vindicated? If it makes you feel good roll with it.
  13. Bring the troops home. We can't stay there forever. It's pretty much as simple as that.
  14. Somebody needs to teach the judge how baseball works. That is the dumbest analogy I have heard lately. If it was baseball it would be strike two and he would be able to swing again. She is right though this is not baseball.
  15. The award for biggest loser of the year goes too.... this guy. He is no longer a human but an internet meme. I hope he gets some time for this. What are you in for?- Self inflicted hate crime- Look out guys we have a bad ass over here-
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