danielost's Articles In Current Events
January 12, 2008 by danielost
read the title.
January 11, 2008 by danielost
If the planet keeps warming up like Al Gore says it is we are all going to freeze.

A first! Snow falls in Baghdad

BAGHDAD - After weathering nearly five years of war, Baghdad residents thought they'd pretty much seen it all. But Friday morning, as muezzins were calling the faithful to prayer, the people here awoke to something certifiably new.


For the first time in memory, snow fell across Baghdad.

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January 8, 2008 by danielost
i have recently learned the main reason for the high costs of doctor visits in this country. ready gene, it is because of Medicaid/Medicare.

an example.

before there was Medicaid/Medicare. the doctors in Dallas where charging 20 dollars a visit.

how ever the doctors in Waco where taking chickens for pay.

when Medicaid/Medicare came out they told all of the doctors that they would pay 20 per visit. so the doctor in Waco stopped taking chickens and started charging 20 per v...
January 5, 2008 by danielost
that they cannot vote because they don't measure up to our standards.

but where does it stop.

in england it used to be that they only ones with any rights were the royals and the nobles

then they decided that anyone who was a member of the church of england had rights.

then along came 13 colonies who gave everyone rights except for the slaves.

then there was a so called civil war that finally gave these rights to the slaves(read ex).

now we are going all the way back...
January 5, 2008 by danielost
i have trouble with spelling, and i haven't written anything for over 20 years. at least not until i started writing on here. yes this is a bad excuse, but i will use it.

i do not pretend to be able to spell. i am the first to admit it.

i will not be silenced because people want me to be.

i have clinical depression. no the meds don't work on me.

i also have a personality disorder it means i hate being told what to do even if i know i should do it.

but i can read goodly ...
January 5, 2008 by danielost
the uneducated voting.

the only office they were worried about was the office of the presidency. and they implanted the electoral college for that reason. the other reason was length of communication. i don't think we have that problem any more.

but since they already thought of the uneducated people voting.

then why are we telling people they can't vote. just because they can't or won't educate themselves.

there are several reasons that people won't educate themselves to vo...
January 4, 2008 by danielost
say McDonald's charges 1 dollar for a hamburger. 50 cents goes to pay for the product. 20 cents for labor. 10 cents for other costs. 15 for taxes. that leaves 5 cents profit.

for those who need help that is 5% profit margin.

now say all expenses double. 1 dollar for the product. 40 cents for labor. 20 cents for other costs. and 30 for taxes. that leaves 10 cents profit.

and for those who need help that is still only 5% profit margin. meaning that the company is now maki...
January 1, 2008 by danielost
genes fault he didn't donate enough money to the highway department so that they could fix that bridge.

the war in Iraq is gene's fault he didn't finish Saddam off in the first war.

9/11 was gene's fault he didn't tell the president that they were going to attack those towers on that day.

you see how easy it is to assign blame. you see how easy it is to make the blame stick to someone.

the war in Iraq is Saddam's fault because he thought he was still dealing with Clinton.
December 23, 2007 by danielost
December 18, 2007 by danielost
ROME (Reuters) - An Italian court has ruled that a couple could not name their son "Friday" and ordered that he instead be called Gregory after the saint whose feast day he was born on.


"I think it is ridiculous they even opened a case about it," the family's lawyer, Paola Rossi, told Reuters by telephone from the northern city of Genoa on Tuesday.

Friday/Gregory Germano was born in Genoa 15 months ago. The parents registered him as Friday in the city hall and a priest e...
December 16, 2007 by danielost
after reading several posts this week here on Joe.

i have run into a problem. frog boy asked it slightly but i will try to put it into prospective.

the liberal left(democrats) are always crying about the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer. to counter this they always want to raise taxes on the rich which the rich pass on to the customers(the poor).

but the complaint is rich getting richer. the poor getting poorer.

at the sometime they are crying about the rich...
December 15, 2007 by danielost
the federal government's job is to do three things.

1 provide education for the nation. ie pay the teachers.

2 provide for the safety of the people.

3 represent the people in international affairs.

that's it nothing more.

under education falls

nasa would fall because without research there isn't anything to teach.

under public safety falls

the military.

the federal highways. specifically the interstate which was designed and built for the rapid deployment of...
December 13, 2007 by danielost
it seems that the main difference right now between the GOP and the democrats. at least well they are campaigning is the following.

the democrats are trying to empower the government by taxing everyone to death.

the republicans are trying to empower the government by reducing taxes on the people.

both sides are spending like crazy to get reelected. and i don't mean the donated money.
December 13, 2007 by danielost
but everyone is welcome to weight in on it. even the clueless one as long as he doesn't use this to attack bush.

the question came up in the senate and the debate about farm subsidies.


1 can we do away with the subsidies all together without food prices going to high for any to afford.

2 can we subsidize the farmer 100%. ie make them employees of the government. and keep the quality and quantity of the food. if we went with this method all American citizens woul...
December 13, 2007 by danielost
fox reported today that house spending is up 63% this year over 2006. yet they have yet to pass any appropriation bills to pay for the government for the year that started in Oct.

the Pentagon is considering by passing the house and borrow money from the navy or air force. or fire civilian contractors in the united states.