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That he/she power lifter looks a little like "Sloth" from the old Goonies movie.... no?
Damn, I wondered I felt felt so close and intimate to it!

I know that doesnt make sense lol
 
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i see kim foxx is at it again...geez!!!

even liberal lightfoot giving foxx hell--there has to be 'accountability'.
 
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'cnn commentator suggests senator sinema deserved to be harrased in bathroom'

she was also filmed in bathroom....according to comments i read leftists said she deserved this and had it coming---i thought filming someone, ANYONE in a bathroom was illegal? i guess there are no laws where lefties are concerned?


if a conservative group had done this to a senator they disagreed with there would be looting and burning--again. and charges would be filed!!!

btw-biden said this illegal act of filming someone in a bathroom was just normal procedure 🤪
 
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'parents rip doj plan to keep watch on school board criticism'

geez, where was the doj when lefties were burning businesses and looting stores?
 
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senator blackburn confronts deputy ag monaco about crackdown on alleged harrassment of school officials...you go marsha

biden seems to think it's ok to follow a senator into a bathroom and film her, but sic's his ag on parents who confront school officials--damn!!! talk about double standards!!!

biden and his evil 6uild 6ack 6etter
 
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biden admin is getting hell for directive to doj to treat parents who criticize school boards as 'domestic terrorists'

good golly miss molly--thankfully the left doesn't control scotus-that is our last hope to reign in power crazy biden!!!

either you agree with us or you pose a criminal threat-joe biden
 
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john kerry confirms that biden is clueless.
 
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well boys and girls, it looks like manchin is going to puss out.

w.virginia should have known that manchin was a pussy and would go all liberal on their ass, hope this teaches them a lesson...but the damage will already be done if he votes for that $3.5T lets destroy America bill.
 
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3.5 trillion spending bill yet social security and medicare face funding shortages---yeah biden, take care of the bums and hang the seniors out to dry.

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3.5 trillion spending bill yet social security and medicare face funding shortages---yeah biden, take care of the bums and hang the seniors out to dry.

FJB
I got an additional future paycut on my future SS bill this year, the first paycut in over a decade. I forgot the numbers but it may be around 65 cents to every dollar I am owed after I retire. They warn me right on my statement, not sure if anybody else here ever noticed that.
 
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I got an additional future paycut on my future SS bill this year, the first paycut in over a decade. I forgot the numbers but it may be around 65 cents to every dollar I am owed after I retire. They warn me right on my statement, not sure if anybody else here ever noticed that.
fortunately my wife and i don't need to rely on retirement checks-but you can bet your ass that as long as they come going to cash them.

i think social security will be broke long before you are eligible to collect-biden is more interested in caring for the bums than caring for folks who had paid into the system their whole lives.
 
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a buddy just told me he decided to go ahead and get the covid vaccine-he contacted the local VA clinic to set up a time and he told me they don't even give covid vaccinations anymore, that he should contact indiana dept of health for info on where to go, lol...FJB
 
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60% of millennials making 100k+ a year living paycheck to paycheck....more than any other generation.

We dont have a minimum wage problem, we have a stupid people problem.

Literally from the same survey:

Spending is not the enemy that we might think that it is," she says. As a generation, millennials also are facing systemic financial issues that can feel overwhelming. They generally carry more debt than previous generations did at their age, for example. One major reason for that is student loans. The number of households with student loan debt doubled from 1998 to 2016, Pew Research Center found. The median amount of loan debt millennials carried was $19,000, significantly higher than Gen Xers' balance of $12,800 at the same age.
 
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Literally from the same survey:

Spending is not the enemy that we might think that it is," she says. As a generation, millennials also are facing systemic financial issues that can feel overwhelming. They generally carry more debt than previous generations did at their age, for example. One major reason for that is student loans. The number of households with student loan debt doubled from 1998 to 2016, Pew Research Center found. The median amount of loan debt millennials carried was $19,000, significantly higher than Gen Xers' balance of $12,800 at the same age.
Education just isnt overall the same as it was in previous generations. Previous, college was more geared towards getting a job. These says its more focused on social justice, equity, and allowing men in women's bathrooms.

Anyways besides that, education cost has gone through the roof, our public State Universities are all corrupt and political and have become not only focused on brainwashing the youth, but also focused on corporatism and maximum profits instead of providing the public an affordable option for people to get a degree.

So Im not saying your wrong here, school costs more, it does.... but lets investigate further as to the problems as this discovers another set of issues besides debt....the whole country is screwed all around from the public to the system.
 
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you would think the word LOAN would be self explanatory.
 
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you would think the word LOAN would be self explanatory.
I know a couple of people with a 800+ credit rating who also defaulted on their student loans. After 7 years of ignoring it, it goes away other than the IRS keeps any tax refund you may get.

In some countries your head will get hunted lol.
 
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I know a couple of people with a 800+ credit rating who also defaulted on their student loans. After 7 years of ignoring it, it goes away other than the IRS keeps any tax refund you may get.

In some countries your head will get hunted lol.
i know my new truck would definately go away if i ignored the loan.
 
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i know my new truck would definately go away if i ignored the loan.
One person I know even got a mortgage no problem with a totally defaulted student loan. He had good credit and enough income, the student loan did not show up even on a credit history run by the bank as they still only check about 7 years.
 
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i know my new truck would definately go away if i ignored the loan.
I saw the sad face....probably because you know that we all have to pay for that some how some way!
 
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So I guess all this happy chat means the feud between BigT and Ax is officially over?

And that Jiiigz, no matter how much he rants about the price of housing, will never tell anyhow how he got the money for his own house...
 

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Education just isnt overall the same as it was in previous generations. Previous, college was more geared towards getting a job. These says its more focused on social justice, equity, and allowing men in women's bathrooms.

Anyways besides that, education cost has gone through the roof, our public State Universities are all corrupt and political and have become not only focused on brainwashing the youth, but also focused on corporatism and maximum profits instead of providing the public an affordable option for people to get a degree.

So Im not saying your wrong here, school costs more, it does.... but lets investigate further as to the problems as this discovers another set of issues besides debt....the whole country is screwed all around from the public to the system.
Amen to you first paragraph! So damn true!
 

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Literally from the same survey:

Spending is not the enemy that we might think that it is," she says. As a generation, millennials also are facing systemic financial issues that can feel overwhelming. They generally carry more debt than previous generations did at their age, for example. One major reason for that is student loans. The number of households with student loan debt doubled from 1998 to 2016, Pew Research Center found. The median amount of loan debt millennials carried was $19,000, significantly higher than Gen Xers' balance of $12,800 at the same age.
The economic expert I am not, but how can debt/financial issues be systemic? I don’t believe that is possible. Spending and debt/income ratio are self controlled issues. The word systemic has been overly used for the past year and a half. I’ve hardly ever heard the word until then. But back to debt. The reason I think there is more debt is simple. Depression era children were VERY frugal, hard working and new how to save. Now those people are dying off or already dead. Their children are now older and already in their retirement years and they also were pretty frugal. People now are not as frugal and don’t know how to save. That’s why people like Dave Ramsey are making a killing on helping people get out of debt. Disclaimer….I have nothing against Dave Ramsey. He teaches great solutions on getting out of debt.
 

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So I guess all this happy chat means the feud between BigT and Ax is officially over?

And that Jiiigz, no matter how much he rants about the price of housing, will never tell anyhow how he got the money for his own house...
Let’s get ready to rummmmmblllllle!!
 
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The economic expert I am not, but how can debt/financial issues be systemic? I don’t believe that is possible. Spending and debt/income ratio are self controlled issues. The word systemic has been overly used for the past year and a half. I’ve hardly ever heard the word until then. But back to debt. The reason I think there is more debt is simple. Depression era children were VERY frugal, hard working and new how to save. Now those people are dying off or already dead. Their children are now older and already in their retirement years and they also were pretty frugal. People now are not as frugal and don’t know how to save. That’s why people like Dave Ramsey are making a killing on helping people get out of debt. Disclaimer….I have nothing against Dave Ramsey. He teaches great solutions on getting out of debt.
baby steps-eh :)

i think dave ramsey was my mothers student-she taught me the same things and walked the walk....i may not of had a father in my life, but was blessed to have such a wonderful mother.
 
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So I guess all this happy chat means the feud between BigT and Ax is officially over?

And that Jiiigz, no matter how much he rants about the price of housing, will never tell anyhow how he got the money for his own house...
history books are wonderful and i have always enjoyed learning from them---but they are not the same as actually being there.

there is no way a guy from new zealand could know what it was like growing up in the 70s in the US--those were very complicated times...

can you imagine 50 years from now trying to explain to someone what it was like today---there is no way the history books could accurately and completely record 2016-2021--there is slant and spin on every article, and even statistics have slant and spin.
 
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baby steps-eh :)

i think dave ramsey was my mothers student-she taught me the same things and walked the walk....i may not of had a father in my life, but was blessed to have such a wonderful mother.
Yes good mothers are hard to come by these days! You’re a lucky one brother! Dave Ramsey makes a ton of sense, but some people don’t want to give up “wants” to get out of debt!
 
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Yes good mothers are hard to come by these days! You’re a lucky one brother! Dave Ramsey makes a ton of sense, but some people don’t want to give up “wants” to get out of debt!
entitlements-eh?

yes, i feel blessed to have a mother like i have.
 
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french media calls out woke'American dictatorship'
 
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'tyrus mocks psaki's latest excuses for biden blunders'

tyrus tellin it like it is!!!
 
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amazing how songs from the 70s seem so relevant....eminent front-the who, is a great example, imo.

another really great example is pink floyds-another brick in the wall.

btw-evis's version of my way is just incredible-the king.

also GFRR not being in rock hall of fame is just stupid.
 
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cream-crossroads

yeah, baby!!!
 
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physical graffiti is a masterpiece....bonham beating those drums like they owe him money!!!

trampled under foot is one of the best grooves EVER!!!

groovy, man...F-F-Out.
 
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all the worlds a stage-rush

this live version of working man is fantastic!!!

raw live music at it's best!!!
 
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listen to rush-subdivisions...the lyrics are deep.
 
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I just listened to "Personality Crisis" by the New York Dolls.

Just about perfect.
 
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The economic expert I am not, but how can debt/financial issues be systemic? I don’t believe that is possible. Spending and debt/income ratio are self controlled issues. The word systemic has been overly used for the past year and a half. I’ve hardly ever heard the word until then. But back to debt. The reason I think there is more debt is simple. Depression era children were VERY frugal, hard working and new how to save. Now those people are dying off or already dead. Their children are now older and already in their retirement years and they also were pretty frugal. People now are not as frugal and don’t know how to save. That’s why people like Dave Ramsey are making a killing on helping people get out of debt. Disclaimer….I have nothing against Dave Ramsey. He teaches great solutions on getting out of debt.
For sure, the reality is a lot of debt is self-made by the person's spending habits. With the internet and the absolute penetration of ads and the power of them, our spending habits have undoubtedly sky rocketed.

Some of the large debt like Student Loans are largely unavoidable for a lot of careers. Many careers paths demand a minimum of a bachelor's, which the cost of that depends on the degree.

Let's say the average degree is 80k. That's quite a large debt for someone not even in the job market yet. On top of that debt is the ever-increasing rise in the cost of living. Shouldering a debt that high, coupled with the high cost of rent and cost of living, the prospect of needing a $100k deposit for a house to raise a family is getting further and further away, especially for those who do not have family who can help with a deposit.

At one point in Auckland the average house price was increasing by several thousand per day. You can't out-save a market like that despite the older population saying "just work hard like I did", without really understanding that the average pay was higher, the minimum qualifications were lower and the cost of living was dramatically different. We're stuck in a 70's mindset for a 2021 economy.

If you ask the average under 30 year old what their prospects of owning their own home is you'll see what I mean.
 
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For sure, the reality is a lot of debt is self-made by the person's spending habits. With the internet and the absolute penetration of ads and the power of them, our spending habits have undoubtedly sky rocketed.

Some of the large debt like Student Loans are largely unavoidable for a lot of careers. Many careers paths demand a minimum of a bachelor's, which the cost of that depends on the degree.

Let's say the average degree is 80k. That's quite a large debt for someone not even in the job market yet. On top of that debt is the ever-increasing rise in the cost of living. Shouldering a debt that high, coupled with the high cost of rent and cost of living, the prospect of needing a $100k deposit for a house to raise a family is getting further and further away, especially for those who do not have family who can help with a deposit.

At one point in Auckland the average house price was increasing by several thousand per day. You can't out-save a market like that despite the older population saying "just work hard like I did", without really understanding that the average pay was higher, the minimum qualifications were lower and the cost of living was dramatically different. We're stuck in a 70's mindset for a 2021 economy.

If you ask the average under 30 year old what their prospects of owning their own home is you'll see what I mean.
i joined the navy in jan of 77, even with the assistance of the old montgomery GI bill my wife and i were close to 40 when we bought our 1st house.

look at the trend, in less than 10 years many boomers will be selling houses and moving into assisted living-- the predicted trend will be a glut of unsellable houses.

by the time a 30 year old today turns 40 houses are predicted to be very, very cheap--- do some research-eh!!!
 
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At one point in Auckland the average house price was increasing by several thousand per day. You can't out-save a market like that despite the older population saying "just work hard like I did", without really understanding that the average pay was higher, the minimum qualifications were lower and the cost of living was dramatically different. We're stuck in a 70's mindset for a 2021 economy.
We are having nationwide police shortages here in the USA...the average wage is $67k a year plus benefits and growth.

There are plenty of opportunities and jobs for people to take that will allow them to buy a house rather than going to school falling in debt so they can study how transgenders dont have the same opportunities as white Nazi Germans or how how a plastic bags kills salmon and shrimp.

And trust me, we lost the mindset people had in the 70s, thats part of the problem.
 
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We are having nationwide police shortages here in the USA...the average wage is $67k a year plus benefits and growth.

There are plenty of opportunities and jobs for people to take that will allow them to buy a house rather than going to school falling in debt so they can study how transgenders dont have the same opportunities as white Nazi Germans or how how a plastic bags kills salmon and shrimp.

And trust me, we lost the mindset people had in the 70s, thats part of the problem.
don't forget the military---GI bill
 
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don't forget the military---GI bill
Did you read that the US are investigating a sonic attack on the US Embassy in Germany?

Crazy.
 

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