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I'm ok with raising my taxes if the public unions (prison guards, firefighters, police, teachers etc ...) are willing to cut 50% of their future benefits, as well as retire @ 65 or 67 or 70 like the rest of us.
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The death threats are pretty stupid. Only idiots make death threats. This is a dumb kid who said something stupid. Everyone should just move on.
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Compromise. Everyone is not going to get what they want.
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If we don't automate, some other country will. If they become more efficient and can do it cheaper, the jobs will move there anyway. In the scenario where we do automate, at least we develop and keep the programming jobs here in the United States.
Toggle Commented Mar 7, 2011 on Debate on automation heats up at Money & Company
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Teacher's unions ... Jerry Brown's sacred cow.
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Why are the bloated teacher union compensation spared?
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- I think it's a good thing that a State invests in it's own people via providing education. Whether the students are of one race or another doesn't matter. - The State of California has a number of illegal immigrants hidden in it's society. I think it's the financial responsibility of their origin country to educate their own people. - I'm also pro-voucher system. If parents want to take their kids out the system, then they should have the financial option to do so.
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Wow. Sucks to be Rizzo ... and anyone else remotely connected to him. So how did the LA Times get on this story? Someone must have ratted out the group. This will make for a fascinating TV documentary.
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In a lot of cases, the home owner is financially better off by walking away. Don't let your "dream home" turn your finances into a nightmare. Do the analysis, and walk away if you must.
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Guilty.
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Whoa ... sweeeeet ... now let's see if the charges stick ... bring out the popcorn ... this is better than a reality show =)
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"she is the biggiest do nothing I have ever seen. 17 years of doing nothing." Posted by: roger bohman | July 24, 2010 at 03:26 PM I strongly disagree. Her major 17 year accomplishment include breaking the financial health of this State. It takes talent to do that. Just look at her. She continues to push us faster towards bankruptcy by spending on broken social programs that net the State nothing.
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Irrational home buyers also drove home sales. They could have waited for the credits to expire and watch home prices drop even more than the credits.
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Posted by: Government did 9/11 | Wednesday, June 09, 2010 at 01:34 PM Hey MW, Why do we have to keep seeing these 9/11 nutjobs continuously advertising their idiotic beliefs in this Miami Heat forum? If this forum allows for advertising, I'd like to do the same. Get rid of 9/11 idiots.
Toggle Commented Jun 9, 2010 on Upward (Draft) Mobility? at Heat Check
Posted by: Sporty-j | Tuesday, June 08, 2010 at 08:48 PM Agree with Sporty-j on our needs ...
Toggle Commented Jun 9, 2010 on Upward (Draft) Mobility? at Heat Check
Thoughts? Posted by: HEATWAVE7 | Saturday, June 05, 2010 at 11:19 AM I think someone will eventually offer Joe Johnson the max (NY and Atlanta?). There is too much empty cap space out there and too few elite players. You need to factor in the cost for your line-up. D Harris - $ 9 (per contract) D Wade - $ 18 (my estimate) J Johnson - $ 17 (my estimate) D Lee - $ 8 (my estimate) B Haywood - $ 8 (your estimate) Starting 5 total = 60 Projected NBA Salary Cap = $ 54 Projected NBA Luxury Cap = $ 65 So your starting 5 is already over the salary cap. Further, to stay under the luxury tax, you've only got $ 5 to work with for another 8 to 10 bench players. That means the rest of your bench players are going to be rookies paid at the minimum salary of $ .473 per player. That's not the ideal bench. 3 Suggestions - 1. Golden State will be an excellent place for Beasley. I'd rather trade for Steph Curry though. He's more of a distributor than Monta Ellis. He's also a lot cheaper. You open up $ 6 M in salary cap space (difference between Monta and Steph). 2. Bosh over Joe Johnson 3. Our bench will be Arroyo $ 1.2, Magloire $ 1.2, Bell $ 1.2 + Mbenga $ 1.2 + miscelanous $ 6.2 distributed among 6 other players. Bench salary + starting 5 is $ 65. No luxury tax.
Toggle Commented Jun 5, 2010 on Getting To The Point at Heat Check
Please ... No more combo guards or shooting guards masquerading as a point guard! These guys can't pass and are not point guards. Pass on all of them. Other than Wall, there are no decent PGs in this draft. Let's focus on the C position in this year's draft.
Toggle Commented Jun 5, 2010 on Getting To The Point at Heat Check
I've always wondered about Mbenga vs. Anthony. Thanks Taheati. Btw, where do you get your PER information? With respect to the draft, I'd rather get Hassan Whiteside. 7 footer, athletic, stronger (12 185 lb bench reps), with more upside. He just needs to hit the weight room and add 20 lbs. http://www.nbadraft.net/players/hassan-whiteside
Toggle Commented Jun 4, 2010 on An Option If Joel Opts Out at Heat Check
Yeah ... Varnado is kinda wimpy. He's basically a Kevin Durant body type without the 3 skills. If he moves up to a 4 in the NBA, he's going to get pushed around easily. He's already 22. I don't think he's going to get significantly bigger / stronger than he already is. I'd pass on him.
Toggle Commented Jun 3, 2010 on An Option If Joel Opts Out at Heat Check
I think Brendan Haywood is a better option than Joel if he's available @ $ 7 M per year. 10 pts, 10 rebs and 2 blocks over 30 mins per game. I'm just tired of our Center position being our weak link. That position is supposed to anchor the defense (blocks which Joel has), control the boards (rebounding which Joel doesn't have) and be an integral part of the inside-out offense (where Joel is a liability). One out of three isn't good enough. That being said, I wouldn't be disappointed if Joel comes back. He is, admittedly, cheap.
Toggle Commented Jun 3, 2010 on An Option If Joel Opts Out at Heat Check
California, Illinois and Michigan. All blue liberal States with strong union backing. You can be socialist (or in this case, strong liberal union States) until you go bankrupt. We're better off dealing with the problem now. Ban public unions who are raiding the city coffers via their Democrat politicians.
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I think it's time Joel Anthony leaves. He's had 3 yrs with Miami and has statistically shown little improvement. His latest yr, 2.7 pts, 3.1 rebs, 1.4 blocks and 2 fouls per game @ 16.5 mins per game. If you extend that over 35 mins per game, that means he's foul prone. Once he's in foul trouble, his rebounding and block efficiency are going to drop. My point is, Joel Anthony, is not a starting caliber NBA center. Even though Joel is relatively cheap, I'd rather give his slot to a new project. Varnando is a PF. I think those slots are clogged up in Miami. I don't understand why we keep double and triple filling spots when we have severe needs at the PG and Center positions. http://www.nbadraft.net/players/jarvis-varnado
Toggle Commented Jun 3, 2010 on An Option If Joel Opts Out at Heat Check
The City of LA Council, County of LA Board and the School Board or so grateful to Arizona for the perfectly timed distraction of their utter incompetence. MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS AND FIX THE PROBLEMS YOU IDIOTS HAVE CREATED! Posted by: dude | June 01, 2010 at 08:31 PM I can't stress enough the apt adjectives to describe the LA Board of Education ... INCOMPETENCE and IDIOTS.
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Personally, I think we need a center more than any other positions. I'd go with Daniel Orton. He's not the smartest player but he'll help. http://www.nbadraft.net/players/daniel-orton
Toggle Commented Jun 2, 2010 on 1st-Rounders in the (Heat's) House at Heat Check