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Re: The un-buy-able candidate you're not seeing on TV...
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simple if you want a system that's fair everyone pays 10% flat tax (or whatever % you come up with, I am using 10% bc the math is easier), you don't need to tax the top earners at a higher rate, you don't need to tax the lower earners at a lower rate. Tax everyone at the same 10% rate, Dr. Ben Carson sums it up pretty well. Those that make more money will pay more dollars but the percentage is the same and its a true fair tax.

I will never be on board with having to pay a higher tax rate simply because I have a higher paying job than someone else. Granted that is the current model but to want to tax anyone more than 10% is complete bs in my opinion regardless of the amount of zero's at the end of there check.

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Re: The un-buy-able candidate you're not seeing on TV...
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My question would be if ive worked and saved money via savings 401k investments etc why should anyone other than me have a rigjt to tell me what i can do with that money. Its my money that i earned

If that becomes an issue (and i dont ever seeing it happen) what prevents me from sitting up a joint account with my kids and i give them 10,000 a year into that joint account.

Which i plan on doing anyway (assuming i have kids) later in life in tbe event i needed end of life or nursing home care to prevent all my money going to that and my kids can get there inhertance. They cant touch anything past 5 years of you going in a home. Good little loop hole imo

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Re: Another Police Officer killed
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Thanks EERS hope youve been doing well

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Re: Another Police Officer killed
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MD i am doing great how bout you.

I think the thing that has been so frustrating for me and is something ive talked about before is the complete double standard in this country and the cherry picking the current adminstration has gotten involved in with high profile cases

Travon black shot by non black protest doj investigation
Brown black shot by white protest doj investigation
Gray black killed protest

Adam Ward white shot by black no protest no doj
Allison Parker white shot by black no protest no doj
Darren Goforth white shot by black no protest no doj

Why do we want to say only black Lives matter and only want to discuss hate crime in this country when it's black killed by white or non black but when it's the other way around you have to try long and hard to even know the race of the shooter.


Had parker and ward been black and shooter been white we all know how it would have been reported.

I know this is a little off topic but it's extremely frustrating for me to see

Posted on: 9/1 11:24 am
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Re: Another Police Officer killed
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If you want to see what it looks like when police no longer use the tatics some of you hate look no further than baltimore and you can see how bad it gets when cops "stand down"

Imo theres no one on this board thats qualified to truly question the tatics until you put the badge on and work a shift

Do some cops get out of line yes should all cops be judged and excuted bc those few no

These guys have familes and there main goal is to make it homr to them no matter what


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Re: Marcellus Shale
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Fracking supporters were boosted Thursday by a new Environmental Protection Agency report finding the controversial oil-and-gas extraction process has not caused "widespread" harm to drinking water.

The agency did say the controversial drilling technique could affect drinking water if safeguards aren't maintained. It found specific instances where poorly constructed drilling wells and improper wastewater management affected drinking water resources.

But the EPA also reported the number of cases was small compared with the large number of wells that use hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/ ... r-from-fracking-boosting/

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Re: Marcellus Shale
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Its not an unsafe practice but I know that my opinions are valued by the critics as much as I value the critics opinions of the industry and fracking.

Its an industry that keeps my lights on, pays for my lifestyle, and one that I fully support.

You can not contaminate a drinking water well that is 1000 feet in depth when your drill another 3 to 4,000 vertical feet below that well and frack. Can you have a leak in a casing as you go vertical sure, can you have a spill on the surface sure. The level of environmental regulations and guidelines are extremely tight. With all of that stuff you will still occasionally have spills etc its part of doing business however that's typically the exception not the norm. I don't believe that is not going to stop the practice nor should it stop gas exploration.

There's enough natural gas resources in the Appalachian Basin that would supply the US for the next 100 years and that's just in KY, PA, OH, and WV.

It's similar to all the folks that go mining is bad, strip mines are ugly etc, most of those people have never stepped foot on an active mine let along a reclaimed mine that has tons of wildlife and vegetation and looks beautiful fully restored.

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Re: Marcellus Shale
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I understand what your saying MD.

You could say if the Exxon Valdez didn't sail in 1989 it wouldn't have spilled or no fire on BP deep well in the Gulf no spill.

There are risk associated to drilling as there is to anything else. I would say it's extremely rare though to contaminate drinking water from deep horizontal well. I still believe the next big boom for wv ky ohio pa is going to be natural gas and that will sustain these states that have seen coal die hopefully foe the foreseeable future

Fracking is not a new technology fracking can be traced back to the civil war Era.

There still seems to be a lot of misunderstanding with a lot of people about fracking and the process and the depths compared to drinking water wells etc


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Re: Marcellus Shale
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....Post articles about aquifers actually being contaminated directly from the directional drilling/hydraulic fracturing process. I'd like to see those because I can't find any.



http://www.foxnews.com/health/2015/05 ... nia-water-well-study-says



Toxic fluids used in drilling and hydraulic fracturing likely escaped an unlined borehole and migrated thousands of feet into a residential drinking-water supply in Pennsylvania, according to a study published Monday.

At least three water wells in Bradford County, located in the heart of the Marcellus Shale drilling boom, were found to be contaminated with dangerous levels of methane and other substances in 2010. The incident was one of several involving Chesapeake Energy that prompted state environmental regulators to levy a record $1 million fine against the driller in May 2011.

Penn State University researchers detected in one of the water wells a minute amount of a chemical compound often found in drilling and fracking fluids, according to the study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The compound, 2-BE, has a wide variety of industrial and household uses, and is commonly found in paint, cosmetics and cleaners, but the authors identified gas drilling as the most probable source.






Not disputing that a drinking water source was tainted however the water source was not tainted by fracking itself. It was tainted from chemical spill located at or near the surface.

Its extremely hard and I would say impossible to taint a drinking water source from the fracking itself. Fracking is done at depths that are typical 4 to 5000 feet below the surface. A deep drinking well is 500 to a 1000 feet, the water contamination came from a spill near the surface not from the actual fracking a mile underground.

Researchers did not implicate the fracking technique itself. Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, involves the high-pressure injection of millions of gallons of water, along with sand and chemical additives, deep underground to break apart shale rock and free the gas trapped inside it. The industry and many federal and state officials say fracking is safe when done properly, but environmental groups contend the risk of contamination is too great. The Marcellus Shale Coalition said the researchers did not prove that gas drilling put 2-BE in the water well. The trade group also said the industry is getting better at protecting water supplies.

"It's absolutely critical to acknowledge that important technological advancements have been and continue to be made, along with the fact that Pennsylvania's regulations were dramatically strengthened over the past several years ... aimed at protecting groundwater, which is a top industry priority," Travis Windle, a spokesman, said in a statement.

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Re: Ollie
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Mullens was the front runner last year when Luck was up for Texas job.

I love Luck and hate to see him leave however it was never his intention to be here long term and he has done a lot of great things and has a great legacy and has left us in a way better place.

Mullens would be a homerun hire, Morgantown Native, undergrad and masters from WVU and he has been the head man at Oregon and they seem to be doing well lol.

Also I would not mind seeing us take Whit Babcock from the chokies after one year (I am sure all of the rich lovers would have to change there pants because of his connections to that ass clown)

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Re: Ferguson
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Wvis

Cops aren't trained to take a step away. They give you a verbal command and it's typically in your best interest to comply.

IMO Ferguson and NYC the grand jury did there jobs and got it right.


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Re: Ferguson
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..Here is an idea.....when you get shot the first time, take the hint and realize it isn't in your best interest to continue...



True, but how do you know he continued? I don't think that has been established as fact. In fact, some testimony said he was surrendering.


First off there are no such things as a kill shot, law enforcement as well as anyone who goes through a concealed carry class is taught that you never shoot to kill. If you determine that deadly force is the only option and your in that much of a threat to your life you train to shoot center mass of the most vital organ present to eliminate and stop the threat that is being posed to you. If you shooting to injury then your not shooting to eliminate a threat and your can not justify the use of deadly force.

From Officer Wilson's Testimony to the Grand Jury
Wilson said Brown kept running through shots

Wilson testified he shot at Brown on the street when Brown turned on him.

"As he is coming towards me, I tell, keep telling him to get on the ground, he doesn't. I shoot a series of shots. I don't know how many I shot, I just know I shot it," he said.

"I know I missed a couple, I don't know how many, but I know I hit him at least once because I saw his body kind of jerk," he said.

Wilson testified that Brown did not slow down.

"At this point I start backpedaling and again, I tell him get on the ground, get on the ground, he doesn't. I shoot another round of shots," he said.

"Again, I don't recall how many him every time. I know at least once because he flinched again. At this point it looked like he was almost bulking up to run through the shots, like it was making him mad that I'm shooting at him.

"And the face that he had was looking straight through me, like I wasn't even there, I wasn't even anything in his way."

He told the jurors he thought Brown was going to tackle him.

"Just coming straight at me like he was going to run right through me. And when he gets about that 8 to 10 feet away, I look down, I remember looking at my sites and firing, all I see is his head and that's what I shot.

"I don't know how many, I know at least once because I saw the last one go into him. And then when it went into him, the demeanor on his face went blank, the aggression was gone, it was gone, I mean, I knew he stopped, the threat was stopped.

"When he fell, he fell on his face."

Wilson said Brown reached under his shirt

Brown put his hand under his shirt into his waistband when he ran at Wilson, Wilson told the grand jury.

"He turns, and when he looked at me, he made like a grunting, like aggravated sound and he starts, he turns and he's coming back towards me," Wilson said.

"His first step is coming towards me, he kind of does like a stutter step to start running. When he does that, his left hand goes in a fist and goes to his side, his right one goes under his shirt in his waistband and he starts running at me."

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Re: WVU BBall Thread for Things that Don't Need their Own Thread
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More room for wind sprints would be my guess stan

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Re: Ray Rice gets canned
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And once again Mike Vick pulled more time in Jail than ray did for knocking out a woman

Continues to show that we have our priorities backwards

Posted on: 9/9/2014 9:53 pm
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Re: Ray Rice gets canned
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This is the type of punishment ray ray should have gotten the first time.

There was no self defense and I am sorry but as a man that argument is hard to use anyway. You can defend your self and not hit your woman in the process. There is no excuse for that hopefully he never puts another pair of cleats on in the NFL

This should cost Goodell his job he completely botched this. No way yesterday was the first time he saw that video he arrogantly had to think the public wouldn't see it and it will blow over.


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Re: Trickett back to God-like Status - Violates Saban's daughter at 6
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Good Grief Strohs,

Lighten up Francis

Posted on: 8/28/2014 11:42 am
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Re: Battleship sunk?
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Bs eers lawyers only bill on the half hour there is no such thing as .2 that's automatically rounded to .5

Lol

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Re: Battleship sunk?
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I think the wraps are 2 blue and should have used more black

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Re: Media goes into full race batting mode.
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Eers how do you think the police should have handled the rioters after the shooting?

Do you think they went in to heavy handed, shouldn't have dressed out in riot gear?

I am curious not poking u just curious

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Re: Media goes into full race batting mode.
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