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When that construction sign says “lane closed ahead,” they probably mean it

When that construction sign says


Surprisingly he survived and is expected to make a full recovery. Link to Story


And she wonders why he broke up with her

and she wonders why he broke up with her


I once sent my girlfriend over 50 texts. She was taking Step 1 of the Medical Licensing Exam which is an 8-hour test. I knew that she would have her phone off and be unable to look at it during this time period. So at work, every hour on the hour, I would send her a few texts. At first the texts were like “Good luck! or “I love you!”, but in the end it just degraded to one letter texts or just random gibberish. The first couple texts were meant to be supportive, but I continued with the texts to be funny/asshole-ish since I knew she wouldnt be able to do anything about it.

Dream Theater – Space-Dye Vest

Oh Dream Theater. Look, you used to be my everything, but you just kept releasing your tiring, unsubtle wank. I grew out of you, Dream Theater, but well always have High School.

Half Of The $900 Billion In Tax Breaks Will Go To The Richest 20 Percent This Year

Half Of The $900 Billion In Tax Breaks Will Go To The Richest 20 Percent This Year

First, your very own CBO admits that what you are looking at is rates. Not effective rates, which is what counts. This is what people actually pay. Here is that data. And for a good side-by-side comparison, here is pre-tax income share. As you can see, effective federal tax rates for the top quintile are on the order of 25%, while they earn ~55% of national income (2005 — last common year on tables). For the middle quintile, this is 14.2 and 13.4%. So, in fact, the proportionate tax burden on the middle class is greater than on the upper class, adjusted for net income. Second, state and local taxes, which are excluded from the CBO analysis, are far more regressive than federal taxes, and this means that the net taxation for high-income groups is even lower. Third, your argument about FICA taxes needing to be excluded from the equation applies to the wealthy as well — they pay those taxes, and they too get that money back. More importantly, people of lower wages die far younger, so they collect far fewer benefits than people of higher wages. Finally, and most importantly, I don’t buy the premise of your argument at all. Income inequality is a moral issue, and we should strive for a society that is far more equal than the one we have (in the US especially, but ever-increasingly, in the rest of the developed world as well). Taxes should grow with income, and to imply that the rich are paying a fair share because the top 1% pays/earns 14/13 while the middle pays/earns 8/13 is missing the point. Its not the differential that is the problem, its the fact that 20% of the country earns 55% of the income. To suggest this is fair is a pretty cynical view of your fellow human beings. Income inequity is self-reinforcing, due to various sociological factors, and is globally proving to be a threat to democracy. This needs to be reversed, and progressive taxes are the easiest way to do this. Ideally, taxes rates would be approximately logarithmic, meaning that, e.g, your first $1,000,000 of income is taxed at half the rate as your next million etc. This would encourage the "job creators" to work that much harder. I never got the argument that raising taxes hurts effort — it should raise it, because if you want a million $, and now you have to work twice as hard, well, that is what you will do! I am tired of this being framed as some sort of economic issue. It is a simple fairness issue. Inequity is transmitted intergenerationally. There are many many feedback loops (history is replete with examples of highly stratified societies ; not so much for relatively egalitarian ones, at least for large populations). At the end of the day, if you believe in human equality, you have to realize that economic power is far more important than and indeed a key driver of political power, and consequently, economic inequity is fundamentally anti-democratic. A reasonable argument can be made that some inequity is good to encourage labor market participation etc., but aside from that, we should actively go against it. TL;DR: income inequity is a moral issue, and OP is overstating the case that rich pay more in taxes.

Mitt Romney’s Advice to College Grads: Start Having Babies as Soon as Possible – For “Children are a heritage of the Lord, & the fruit of the womb is His reward.”

"If you listen to anyone bitch about the economy for long enough, just let them talk, cuz you’ll eventually hear why it’s exactly their fault. And not just Wall Street people, just dumb fucks at a lunch counter in Flint, Michigan. "I’m just a simple man, with a simple wife and four simple children, and I just want an honest day’s work. Y’know, Obama’s exporting all or jobs overseas, now I can’t even find work." You sad motherfucker– Hang on a second! Did you just say you had four children?! Wait, wait, you have four children? In Flint, Michigan?….Do you know how much it costs to raise a kid? The average cost to raise a single child to the age of seventeen is now $227,000. Almost a quarter of a million dollars! You have four of the fuckin’ things! In Flint, Michigan!…. Next time you hear some sad sack on 60 Minutes bitching about how he got fucked over by the economy, instead of children imagine he said quarter of a million dollar toys, fuckin’ boats and… "Yeah when they started laying off people in the late ’80s I made it through the first round of cuts. I said, ‘Baby, I don’t know what’s gonna happen in the future, so let’s get a quarter of a million dollar Lamborghini.’ And then I got the pink slip, got a six-month severance package, so I said, ‘Okay, baby, we’re really on shaky ground now, we’d better get a beach house and a speed boat.’ And now I can’t even find work because of Obamanomics. My wife’s pregnant with a quarter of a million dollar who-knows-what-it’s-gonna-be. I’m a victim." No, you’re a gambling addict! You made a million dollar wager, and ya lost! You made a million dollar wager, on spec, with no money in the bank to back it up, and now the mob is comin’ to take your thumbs!" – Doug Stanhope

The BEST Listening Dog in the WORLD

Your entire argument is flawed because the guy is not only training the dog to recognize certain words, but is also training it to associate those words with specific actions. Because of this, those words do have meaning to the dog. When the guy says "sneak up to it" the dog understands that as "take slow steps towards the ball." Obviously the dog is only associating certain sounds with certain actions, and doesn’t understand each word individually. However, the dog is still associating specific English phrases with specific actions, which I would consider an extremely basic understanding of the English language.

I have made a terrible mistake…

I have made a terrible mistake...

So…does that count as a ball or what? It didn’t go over the plate. Edit: Looked it up- In a freak accident on March 24, 2001, during the 7th inning of a spring training game against the San Francisco Giants, Johnson threw a fastball that struck and killed a dove. The bird swooped across the infield just as Johnson was releasing the ball. After being struck by the pitch, the bird landed dead amid a "sea of feathers." The official call was "no pitch."