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mrgybe



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2020 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

techno900 wrote:
I agree that NC has a problem with hog waste, but there are no easy solutions.

Perhaps the NC porcine community could get ideas from San Fransisco's collection of thousands of deposits of human feces on the streets. Irony anyone?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2020 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mrgybe wrote:
techno900 wrote:
I agree that NC has a problem with hog waste, but there are no easy solutions.

Perhaps the NC porcine community could get ideas from San Fransisco's collection of thousands of deposits of human feces on the streets. Irony anyone?

Good idea Senor , I’ll get right on it ..
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mac



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2020 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mrgybe wrote:
techno900 wrote:
I agree that NC has a problem with hog waste, but there are no easy solutions.

Perhaps the NC porcine community could get ideas from San Fransisco's collection of thousands of deposits of human feces on the streets. Irony anyone?


Spelling anyone?

Mrflu has a math problem. 15+ million pounds of pig shit. False equivalencies anyone?
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mac



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2020 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I notice that Techno and mrflu don’t comment about this grifting.

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By
Todd C. Frankel
November 23, 2020 at 3:00 a.m. PST
A company owned by a major donor to President Trump that operates auto-title loan stores with names such as LoanStar and Moneymax secured a $25 million low-interest loan from a government pandemic aid program, using what consumer advocates describe as a loophole to a rule designed to prevent most lenders from getting this federal help.
The cash infusion to Wellshire Financial Services — part of a multistate title loan empire run by Atlanta businessman Rod Aycox — came from the Federal Reserve’s $600 billion Main Street Lending program for small and medium-size businesses. The program is among the emergency Fed lending facilities that will be allowed to expire at year’s end after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced last week that the unspent funds will be redirected to more-distressed parts of the U.S. economy. The decision does not affect loans that already have been made, such as the one to Wellshire.
Wellshire’s government-backed, five-year loan came with a 3.15 percent interest rate, Fed records show.
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isobars



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

techno900 wrote:
If you don't like the smell, don't live by a pig farm. Just like - if you don't want your house to burn, don't live in a California forest / chaparral.

If you don't want your family to be safe(r), stay in a city with a defunded police force run by insane politicians.

If you don't want your family safer yet, remain scared of firearms and stay in a city and state run by insane, unrealistic politicians.

If you don't want to sail more, keep living in a calm area.

If you don't want a better (or any) job, stay in a depressed area and/or line of work.

If you don't want to live in a prosperous nation, don't ensure that your kids understand the threat of socialists and socialism and recognize political bullshit when they hear it. (They're supposed to be getting educated and taught to think, not brainwashed and given an F when they DO think.)
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coachg



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And if you want to keep the oldest democracy in existence from becoming a third world country where the sitting President overrides the will of the people by trying to steal the election, vote against Donald Trump. Oh wait; we already did.

Coachg
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mac



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2020 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your choice. Pig shit or:

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In a year of upheaval, the Bay Area’s biotech industry remains a growth engine for the economy and real estate market.

As office workers stay home, researchers are allowed to continue to go to medical labs. And unlike most industries, the coronavirus pandemic has directly created business opportunities for local companies.

Strong business is translating to more planned investment. Genentech, which is working on 10 potential COVID-19 treatments, won local approval last week for a 15-year expansion plan to nearly double the size of its headquarters campus in South San Francisco. It currently has around 700 open positions and could add 4.3 million square feet in the city.
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techno900



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2020 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of course this won't fly, but nutty is an understatement. Socialism on the way?

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Statewide Universal Basic Income Introduced in Assembly
Previous UBI bills have never made it past committee votes

By Evan Symon, December 8, 2020 5:50 pm

On Monday, a bill that would bring universal basic income (UBI) to all Californians was introduced to the Assembly.

Assembly Bill 65, authored by Assemblyman Evan Low (D-Campbell), would specifically create the California Universal Basic Income Program that, with taxpayer funding, would give an equal income to all Californians.


Read more at: https://californiaglobe.com/section-2/statewide-universal-basic-income-introduced-in-assembly/
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techno900



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2020 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess this is in addition to the $1 billion that the prisoners in the State system claimed for unemployment benefits? I guess the total of $3 billion is only 3% of all the claims, so it's probably no big deal for Calif.

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Jobless fraud in the state is estimated at $2 billion

Debit card issuer says the scale of suspicious activity is distinctly high in California.

By Patrick McGreevy

SACRAMENTO — Bank of America estimated Monday that fraud in California’s unemployment benefits system could total $2 billion, and said it has identified 640,000 accounts with suspicious activity that should be investigated to determine whether they are bogus and should be shut down.

The bank, which has contracted with the state Employment Development Department to issue debit cards containing unemployment benefits, issued the warning in a letter to state legislators. It represents the highest estimate of fraud yet in a system that has paid $110 billion since the COVID-19 pandemic triggered a wave of joblessness in California beginning in March.

A bank official said red flags have been issued on claims filed in the names of infants, children and centenarians, as well as people living in states not contiguous to California.

“It is outrageous,” said Jon Coupal, president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Assn. “We understand that there was an effort to push as much money into the economy as possible, but there has got to be some controls. Here it is like they have opened up a bag of cash in the middle of a tornado and hoped that it ends up someplace where it is supposed to be.”

The bank has worked with EDD to establish fraud prevention measures, including a series of filters and flags that indicate suspected fraudulent activity, wrote Brian Putler, the bank’s director of California government relations.

“As a result of these efforts, we have identified more than 640,000 accounts for EDD to evaluate as to whether they are fraudulent and the associated card should be frozen or account closed,” Putler said.


https://enewspaper.latimes.com/infinity/article_share.aspx?guid=92490d9e-dfd6-48cc-9c3e-74207a74abac
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isobars



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2020 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

techno900 wrote:
Assembly Bill 65, authored by Assemblyman Evan Low (D-Campbell), would specifically create the California Universal Basic Income Program that, with taxpayer funding, would give an equal income to all Californians.

We have people even in this forum too stupid to comprehend the fallacy of that concept. Hint: just like open federal borders and Free Everything for Everyone, the influx of people who earn less than CA's guaranteed income would lead to standing room only, an ever-lower average income, and no way to pay for any of it. Now what other ever-lower spiral does that concept resemble? Another hint: Every one of you has one of them in every bathroom in your home.

Does ANYONE believe taxing the "filthy rich" -- even on their accumulated wealth -- would even BEGIN to fund that? Ask Musk.

More important, the spiral would turn into a maelstrom as the people still there (mostly surfers and windsurfers) quit work. Not even the surfers would stay after the mandated average income hit a thousand bucks.

The numbers are fictitious; the concept is not.
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