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TheMoMan
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Icon 1 posted November 06, 2010 18:00      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
____Big Brother does exist!!


http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704865104575588803958385376.html

____ And now we know where the Tax Money goes

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704506404575592900454547226.html

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TheMoMan wrote:
And now we know where the Tax Money goes

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704506404575592900454547226.html


That's a remarkably biased list. All the defense budget items are separated out, which causes it to appear as though the military costs far less than many other things which were added as single items.

The graphic from this site (flash requred, unfortunately) is a lot better. It not only makes it much easier to see how much goes where, it includes more detail.

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Icon 1 posted November 07, 2010 03:37      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
____ GS, any set of figures can be manipulated to show the goal of the accountant. COOK THE BOOKS.

____ For years the state of Michigan, on the back page of the Mi1040 filing booklet had two pie charts, one showing where the money came from and one showing where it went, pretty distressing news.

____ I also found this chart.

http://www.usgovernmentspending.com/us_budget_pie_chart [shake head]

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Wow, US military spending is the single biggest budget category, at 24% of the total.

For comparison, in oz it's the 5th biggest, at about 7%.

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Fighting meaningless wars and destabilizing world peace is expensive.

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____ I am very concerned about how much Banks in this country know about us, except for the Amish.

____ Yes there is a ton of hatred world wide from our country being prosperous, very much like envy. Then the Pirates out in the Indian Ocean.

____ Nobody else seems to be stepping up to the plate.

____ And I just have to include this.

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/11/02/how-obama-saved-capitalism-and-lost-the-midterms/

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quote:
Originally posted by TheMoMan:
Yes there is a ton of hatred world wide from our country being prosperous, very much like envy.

I'd disagree with that.

Ever find yourself cursing the bastard who parked his Hummer diagonally across 3 parking spaces?

That's not envy.

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quote:
Originally posted by TheMoMan:
[qb] Yes there is a ton of hatred world wide from our country being prosperous, very much like envy.

I'd disagree with that.

There are a few countries that are more prosperous than the US, and they don't like you either, so I would suppose your supposition is flawed and needs rework.

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____ Ash, exception noted, Americans do tend to push the world around, however some here feel we bailed France out twice in the last century.

____ At policy towards other States we suck.

____ We had to defend Berlin until E. Germany fell apart.

____ So in some ways we fell like the aunt or uncle that loaned money to a niece or nephew.

____ TFD, not that case however a Canadian Double parked, and was quite offended when I asked him to move his Lincoln Town Car. I implied to him that he did not have to, I could move for him.

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quote:
Originally posted by TheMoMan:
TFD, not that case however a Canadian Double parked, and was quite offended when I asked him to move his Lincoln Town Car.

Nice try MoMan, but everyone knows there's no such thing as 'Canadians' - they're just a myth Americans invented so they could stitch that silly made-up flag to their backpacks when they go travelling.

< /troll >

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____ Okay, he was a freaking Canuck!!!

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OI! Thats well bad commentary coming from the penal colony in oz.....

We Canadian pride ourselves on Poutine, maple syrup and bacon... All this leads into a rather tasty concoction known as The Angry French Canadian. All of the Artery Clogging Goodness you've come to know and love. This baby puts the KFC Double Down to shame.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQX2kC1jUB8

lets see an Aussie or American top that

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macmcseboy wrote:
...a rather tasty concoction known as The Angry French Canadian...

lets see an Aussie or American top that


Paula Deen would call that health food

I present 2 sticks of butter and 2 ounces of cream cheese, breaded and deep fried

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quote:
Originally posted by macmcseboy:
lets see an Aussie or American top that

I'm a Scot, we invented the Deep Fried Mars Bar.

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____ I was at an eatery that had deep fried IceCream, I had to try that, I think they forgot to take it out of the carton, tasted like cardboard.

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quote:
Originally posted by GrumpySteen:
macmcseboy wrote:
...a rather tasty concoction known as The Angry French Canadian...

lets see an Aussie or American top that


Paula Deen would call that health food

I present 2 sticks of butter and 2 ounces of cream cheese, breaded and deep fried

Hmm...and people wonder where the idea of obesity in America comes from... [Wink]
(oops!!)

As to mmb's link...eww...
I was mildly on board for the first bits of it - baguette French toast with bacon actually looks pretty damned tasty to me. The rest...no thanks, I like my arteries stent-free! I've tried poutine...I can only enjoy a few forkfuls, and then it's much too much.

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I really shouldn't be reading this thread while having an apple for lunch...

No challenge to the Angry French Canadian, but one of the more unusual items of aussie cuisine is the Pie Floater

A meat pie, drenched in tomato sauce, floating in a bowl of thick pea soup.

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Found only in the state of South Australia, the rest of Australia suspects it's like the drop bear and Canadians, a hoax to fool gullible outsiders.

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Add a side of broccoli and cauliflower to the pie floater and you have managed to combine virtually every food I hate into one meal.

*shudder*

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____ Actually that sounds good, and for desert some haggis.

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I'm sorry, but deep fried Oreo's will still be my food of choice for clogging my arteries.
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