Posts by Sirius B

21) Message boards : Politics : The Way Ahead too... (Message 1834452)
Posted 4 days ago by Sirius B
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Goodbye:)


3 gone & the other 2...

EU fall apart?

...who knows?

5 years ago this Saturday, this started: The End is Near

The slapdowns over that 5 years were worth enduring...

...do those who did the slapping down got anything to add now?
22) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #65 (Message 1834353)
Posted 5 days ago by Sirius B
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"There's a reason we're called "The 3 Stooges" Webhead"
23) Message boards : Politics : Cry Babies On Da Streets of COASTAL America. Not MIDDLE America, where REAL AMERICANS Live. (Message 1834284)
Posted 5 days ago by Sirius B
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Define the ballpark?

That's easy...

... Trump won

So why all the crying?
24) Message boards : Politics : The Way Ahead too... (Message 1834283)
Posted 5 days ago by Sirius B
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Arrivederci Roma:)

Don't you mean "Arrivederci Brussels" :-)
25) Message boards : Politics : The Way Ahead too... (Message 1834178)
Posted 6 days ago by Sirius B
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Now lets hope Holland, France & Germany follow suit. Hurry up Xmas (2017) :-)
26) Message boards : Politics : Cry Babies On Da Streets of COASTAL America. Not MIDDLE America, where REAL AMERICANS Live. (Message 1834165)
Posted 6 days ago by Sirius B
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WK's number was over 30% greater than Alex's, and that was for full-time work for those 25-64. What's wrong with using that number? Why should students working part-time be included in the half of americans at below median income, when they've chosen to study when they could be in full time employment?


Looking at the original source for Social Security (https://www.ssa.gov/oact/cola/central.html) and you'll find their number for "Median net compensation a" is $29,930.13, but what's that a there for, oh "a Median net compensation is estimated" :), so even though it's pretty much right on Alex's number, it's not definitive.


So because something is not definitive for you, you decide to knock the other person down?

So you still fail to admit Alex was in the right ballpark then?

You asked for data sources, some were provided yet you say...

the source for the IRS value is given as "Tax Foundation, IRS 2011 data", which is the most recent year for which the IRS has anything other than "preliminary data"
is that the fault of Alex or myself?

Or isn't that definitive enough for you?
27) Message boards : Politics : Cry Babies On Da Streets of COASTAL America. Not MIDDLE America, where REAL AMERICANS Live. (Message 1834150)
Posted 6 days ago by Sirius B
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Maybe not definite but close enough to Alex' statement is it not?

The problem on these boards as that too many want to argue over specifics when facts are mentioned. That's okay in a classroom or courtroom but this is real life where spending too much time arguing over those specifics ends up defeating the conversation.

Alex was in the ballpark end of story, why can't you admit that?
28) Message boards : Politics : The Way Ahead too... (Message 1834096)
Posted 6 days ago by Sirius B
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For those that like to discuss constitutions & rule of law...

Article 50 case

...what would your answer to this be?
29) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The joke thread Part 4. (Message 1834089)
Posted 6 days ago by Sirius B
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A Liverpool fan walks into a travel agents and says, "I'm looking for a small break away in England for the Christmas period, but I don't know where to go?" The travel agent says, "You can't beat Bournemouth this time of year."
30) Message boards : Politics : Cry Babies On Da Streets of COASTAL America. Not MIDDLE America, where REAL AMERICANS Live. (Message 1834072)
Posted 6 days ago by Sirius B
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Well according to Social Security it is $28,031

according to IRS it is $34,823

So I'd say Alex was in the right ballpark.

Source - 2015 figures
31) Message boards : Cafe SETI : If you won the lottery... (Message 1834069)
Posted 6 days ago by Sirius B
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I'd better keep quiet then seeing as I've been winning quite a lot since Nov 94.

If I ever get the big one, Seti will get a lovely Xmas present :-)
32) Message boards : Politics : The Way Ahead too... (Message 1834066)
Posted 6 days ago by Sirius B
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Well as this year has already shown, & again here, you cannot believe all the experts & pollsters say.

"But the Austrian results surprised many.
Opinion polls in the run-up to Sunday's vote suggested the result was too close to call.
Mr Hofer, the candidate for the anti-immigration Freedom Party, conceded within minutes of the first projections in this rerun. "

However, a little respite for the EU gurus...

"The result is sure to be welcomed by establishment parties and officials in the EU. "

...next up is Italy :-)

Austria
33) Message boards : Cafe SETI : If you won the lottery... (Message 1834049)
Posted 6 days ago by Sirius B
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That's $76.40 according to Bing.com.

Not a bad return for $3.81 :-)
34) Message boards : Politics : The Way Ahead too... (Message 1834030)
Posted 6 days ago by Sirius B
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Don't you mean January 20th 2017? :-)
35) Message boards : Politics : The Way Ahead too... (Message 1834021)
Posted 6 days ago by Sirius B
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The only thing I learnt about the EU is that is a business club.

Well that club could be getting a kick where the sun doesn't shine shortly - No subscriptions needed :-)

Austria

Italy
36) Message boards : Cafe SETI : If you won the lottery... (Message 1834001)
Posted 6 days ago by Sirius B
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Oh well, Seti & new cruncher still awaits :-(

37) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The joke thread Part 4. (Message 1833884)
Posted 7 days ago by Sirius B
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America & Britain are in competition with each to see who can mess up the most.

Britain is in the lead, but America has a trump card.


As an American:


(Don't worry, Sirius B. I did think it was funny.)


LOL
38) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #65 (Message 1833883)
Posted 7 days ago by Sirius B
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"It's Xmas you fool, not Halloween"
39) Message boards : Politics : The Way Ahead too... (Message 1833881)
Posted 7 days ago by Sirius B
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I would just wish, that those posting from other Countries. Would understand that The USA, despite its similarities, is very different from their Countries: Politically, Socially, and in its Military and Civilian Culture.

We know & if you or your ilk want us to stop commenting on your country, pull your fingers out & stop interfering with those countries.

Good luck to those attempting to control, an uncontrollable people.

An uncontrollable people who do their damnedest to control others - Since the end of the cold war, you've no longer become the world's policeman, but a dictatorship. Just like the rest of the West, your politicians have become lackeys to corporations. ..

...well, Brexit & Brexit +++ has burst that bubble.
40) Message boards : Politics : Computers & Technolgy 3 (Message 1833673)
Posted 8 days ago by Sirius B
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Meanwhile, how are all the others (non-Microsoft) gaining?... ;-)

Not well enough.

MS 87.53%
Apple 4.42%
Linux 2.31%

Source


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