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The maxing out is not quite correct here. There is a lifespan and present value element to consider. While you may get a larger monthly check at 70, the odds of living much longer is reduced and there is an 8 year loss of returns. SS is a terrible investment vehicle, so being able to draw out of it and put that money into a better vehicle is a wise decision.
Can't win without sufficient votes is the hallmark of someone who is in politics for themself and not to be a competent steward. We have too many of those types in power already.
We need to act more like countries like Switzerland or New Zealand. They have a no tolerance policy and will kick you out for any kind of criminal offense with a lifetime ban on re-entry.
Comrade Lugo isn't anti-gun, he likes it when his preferred agents are armed. Lugo has no problems when barely coherent high school grads are handed weapons and called "Government Agents". He's just anti-gun toward those who aren't followers of his ideology.
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Battle of the Sexes

J. Murray Wrote: Aug 14, 2013 6:31 AM
This "statistic" is a bit of a pet peeve in the statistician's circles. It's just a simple averaging of raw data. The data isn't stratified to get any kind of meaningful result. When the data is stratified around equal levels of experience, education, and results, there is no wage gap. "Women earn as much as men do when they put in the same amount of work and get the same results" doesn't make for a great headline in the morning paper.
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Battle of the Sexes

J. Murray Wrote: Aug 14, 2013 6:29 AM
I'd take the woman's life in a heartbeat. If I could find myself a woman who is willing to work the corporate ladder while I stay at home and take care of the kids, I would quit my job today and do that. There are things I'd rather be doing than sitting in an office all day collecting a paycheck.
Islam is a reformation of Judaeism just like Christianity is. Christianity and Islam are defined as denominations of Judaeism. The latter ones just add an additional book to the previously existing ones.
Atheism requires just as much faith as believing in a God. He has no evidence or proof in the negative any more than the believers have in the positive. Atheism is, at its core, a religion. Besides, Dawkins is so ignorant he doesn't comprenend that Allah and God are the same being, just given a different set of worship rules.
A white, a black, an asian, and a hispanic in the room isn't diversity if all four think the same way.
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Why Romney Lost

J. Murray Wrote: Aug 08, 2013 2:58 PM
The reason was there wasn't much of a substantial difference between Romney and Obama. Sure, the talk was different, but it was hard to see how Romney the Governor was different from Obama the President. It was highly unlikely that Romney the Candidate would ever show up in office. So, it's all about picking two identical options, so voters decided that a superficial change to a different face wasn't worth the effort. That and the IRS helped a bit.
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