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Niner National

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#2861001 conflicting rulings on major ACA provision

Posted by Niner National on Today, 12:37 PM

They can still go to hospitals if they are sick.  Hospitals cannot dying sick people service.  They just gonna be in debt.

Not they're not. You can literally just go into the hospital and give them no information. Make up a name and refuse to give any other information about yourself and they're required to treat you.


I know people that have done this before. People that could afford health insurance but chose not to buy it.

#2860061 As you have grown up have you become more liberal or more conservative?

Posted by Niner National on Yesterday, 03:35 PM

I grew up in a family of democrats, so there's that.

I don't know what I would be considered today.

I believe weed should be legal, and the war on drugs should be scaled back a bit. Not necessarily decriminalized, but as it is today is ridiculous.

I believe women should have the right to an abortion if they want to.

I don't believe in the death penalty.

I believe in a flat tax rate for everybody.

I believe welfare is out of control in this country.

I believe guns should be able to be purchased only after a background check and a mental health background check, police incident check perhaps as well.

I believe police that commit crimes should be prosecuted as regular citizens. So like the NYPD cop that strangled dude should be charged with murder, need to bail out, then face trial, not get two weeks paid vacation during an investigation.

I believe the government in a two party system is ruined beyond control and needs to be overhauled completely.

I believe in MUCH shorter term limits for everybody in government. Maybe do a longer term limit only if popular vote is something outrageous like 75% or something.

I believe the electoral vote system was created with good intentions but is also busted.

I believe people that aren't citizens of this country shouldn't receive healthcare, food, shelter, identification cards or drivers licenses.

I believe we should build a giant Game of Thrones style wall between here and Mexico. If you are convicted of a crime you can decide to go to the wall for the rest of your life in lieu of jail.

So I don't know what I would be considered.

Agree with pretty much all of this.


You should start a new political party called The Rational Party and make this your platform.


I'd commit voter fraud to vote for you multiple times.

#2859940 As you have grown up have you become more liberal or more conservative?

Posted by Niner National on Yesterday, 01:13 PM

But that trend is bound to slide back. As the baby boom generation, which was all free love and hippy dippy in the 60s continues to hit retirement age, I forsee a steep swing back to conservative. After all, the largest voting population in America is going to be concerned with their children not paying huge estate taxes, and keeping social security as it is, which is a dim prospect considering the tremendous volume who will be retiring, the scant population of working adults who will be paying into social security, and the left's tendency to fund costly projects with tax dollars that might need to get directed away from social security.

Why? You don't pay estate taxes on less than $5 million. Virtually nobody has to worry about it. It is a non-issue.

#2859716 Society on Mars.

Posted by Niner National on Yesterday, 09:07 AM

Imaging on mars... No TV, no nothing. Boring! The only thing they can do is to have wild orgies. Completely depended on US to send am supplies like food and water.

There is a good bit of evidence that water is actually plentiful below the surface, so I think they can eventually set up equipment to extract it, but food will be an issue.


They basically going to have to build bio-domes on Mars that are capable of producing their own weather if they ever want to be self sustaining. I have no idea how they'd actually construct something like that.


I actually don't think civilizations on Mars are realistic expectations, at least not within our lifetimes. Sure we can visit, but I don't think we could sustain a population there.

#2855257 Cold War II

Posted by Niner National on 17 July 2014 - 10:30 AM

Why would Russia arm Chechyn rebels? They'll just use that money / weaponry to fight against Russia later. Didn't Russia learn anything from the U.S.?



#2855139 Depth Chart and potential signings

Posted by Niner National on 17 July 2014 - 09:08 AM

https://twitter.com/ rick_bonnell/status/ 489589616765190144

Says we are not going after boozer

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so we should expect a Boozer signing by the weekend?

#2854193 Most common language by state (besides the most common)

Posted by Niner National on 16 July 2014 - 02:00 PM

I figured NC would be German. Lot's of German companies here and many of them send people from Germany here to run them.


Every time I go to the mountains to hike I pass multiple groups of people speaking German. Also lots of Russian.


I've never really encountered people speaking French here, so this surprises me.

#2854021 Clean energy home ends 12-month trial with surplus

Posted by Niner National on 16 July 2014 - 12:02 PM

The real key is still battery technology.   



Sounds expensive as !@#$.  Something I could never do in my 50 yo house.  


It's great they have a proof of concept, but the practical engineering aspect is going to be a long uphill battle imo.

It's not as expensive as you'd think.


My last company retrofitted old houses all the time with new insulation. It was usually 5-10,000 total. Simply insulating the attic properly can make a HUGE difference.


Geothermal can work in any house that already has central HVAC. It doesn't fundamentally change your heating and cooling system. It just exchanges heat in the ground instead of in the air. They way it is delivered into your home is identical.

#2846491 Looks like Comcast don't want Charlotte

Posted by Niner National on 11 July 2014 - 02:41 PM

Charter probably had those pages created when they were trying to buy TWC.


Comcast and Charter actually agreed to divvy up some customers to make it more likely that regulators will approve the deal. Comcast is basically gifting a lot of customers to Charter and will almost double Charter's size just to improve their chances of the merger being approved.


Charlotte is not a part of the deal. Charlotte, Raleigh, Atlanta, and parts of Northern California will go to Comcast. Charter will pick up customers in Southern California and the Midwest.


It doesn't really matter to me. RST Fiber laid about 3000 miles of fiber in the ground in NC. They positioned Charlotte and Raleigh really well to get Google Fiber. RST will almost certainly lease or sell the fiber network to Google instead of trying to become their own internet and television service provider as they've led people to believe in public statements.



#2842626 Charlotte makes immigration headlines re: Municipal ID

Posted by Niner National on 08 July 2014 - 08:56 AM

Many legals Hispanic have driver licenses and went to driving school.  They have insurance and rarely cause accidents.  Most of South America don't really have driving rules... so when these illegals comes to US without proper driving education and get behind the wheel, bad poo happens... especially when they get drunk and go opposite direction on highway.  

haha yeah, when I went to Costa Rica, we were hanging out with our surf instructor and he was like "let's pop open some beers and head out" and we were skeptical because drinking and driving is illegal in the states. He said you could do whatever you wanted to there.


I should have known that when I saw ATV's and UTV's with license plates on them in Costa Rica. Seeing a family of 4 on a dirt bike driving over mountain roads was pretty awesome too.

#2842406 Charlotte makes immigration headlines re: Municipal ID

Posted by Niner National on 07 July 2014 - 09:23 PM

We came to US when I was 14.  My mom and my dad were both engineers back in Ukraine with master degrees.  These diplomas were worthless here.  We rented appartment in a shitty area in Charlotte, my dad accepted a job working $8 in hour laying hardwood floores.  My mom and my sister took a job at bageltime working in 120* heat baking bagels.  Making $6 an hour.  I attended East Meck High School.  I did not speak a word of English.  They put me in ESL class with other foreigners but due to so many hispanic students, they kicked me out and put me in class with all American kids where I was required to read and write in English like I'm native.  The reason i got removed from ESL class is because of so many hispanic (almost all illegal) students and they decided to start teaching ESL class in spanish estead of english.


My dad worked full time plus he took classes at CPCC to have some sort of degree.  My mom and my sister did the same.  All worked 40-50 hours a week and were full time students.  I was underage to work but I did make some money by working construction here and there.  On my 16 birthday my dad took me around town to find a job... 5 days after my birthday I start working for Dominos.


We constantly looked for higher paying job.  I eventually got a job at the pharmacy, my mom and my sister worked at stainmart and my dad installed AC units.


Within 3 years my mom graduated with biology degree and got a job at Carolina Medical Center research lab,  my dad was certified plumber and my sister was accepted to master program in biomechanical engineering at UNCC.


5 years later my family purchased a house in Mint Hill (nice area).  My mom and dad continued to work at current jobs, my sister was graduating with Ph.D. in biomechanical engineering and I was accepted to UNCC.



That's the process most legals immigrants have to go through to integrate into American society.  You have to work your ass off.  Illegals just come here and don't contribute, they don't want to integrate into American society.  They group together and form their own subgroups.  They know they won't be here for forever.  They're ultimate choice is to work here until they're old, then take their earnings and go back to their country and retire there.  Illegals make more than poverty level but they don't fie tax, they don't pay into socials security but if they get hurt they go to doctors even tho they don't have insurance.  They don't care about USA or American people, all they want is $$$$$. 

My girlfriend's story is similar to yours.


Moved to the States when she was 13. Mom worked a crappy retail job. Her mom had an accounting degree (or something like that) and made a decent living in Poland working for Audi. That degree didn't matter here. She started a cleaning company and made good money doing that (although she did cheat the IRS and had to pay a lot back later).



My girlfriend went to McClintock Middle for half of eighth grade, but her mom later moved to Union County where there were no ESL classes in her school. She spoke almost no english and had no friends because of it. She was still expected to complete the work, so she looked up words one by one in a polish to english dictionary.


By high school, she was getting the best grades in her english class.


She now has an accounting degree, but she's wrapping up her pre-reqs for veterinary school at the moment. By the time she's done, she'll have enough hours for like 4 bachelors degrees (accounting, sociology, biology, and chemistry).

#2841233 Why I will never work for a corporation again

Posted by Niner National on 06 July 2014 - 06:47 PM

Let's see I'm an infantry Marine, graduated from the School of Mines, and work for a Fortune 100 company. And you're here whining about missing out on two hours on your day off. Good job sparky

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Not shitting on you personally, but saying you work for a Fortune 100 company doesn't mean poo. So does every employee of Walmart. Every company has peons, so pointing out how large the company you work for is really means nothing.

#2840878 Why I will never work for a corporation again

Posted by Niner National on 05 July 2014 - 09:04 PM

Sense of entitlement.


Apparently he wanted two free hours because he is entitled to that for some reason.

There is a cost in getting to work.


When I was in college, I worked at Sears. I used to hate coming into work and having them send me home early because things were sow.


I drove a Jeep  with really shitty gas mileage and gas was about the same price it is now, so it cost me about $10/day to drive to work. On a slow day, they might send someone home early after being there for only 2 hours and if it was slow, I wasn't getting any commission. That means I'd make about $12 (before taxes) and it'd cost me $10 or so to get there.


That was pretty shitty.


If you told me there was $2 at the bottom of my stairs, I wouldn't walk down there to pick it up, much less drive across the damn county and interrupt my free time for several hours.


I just feel like if you promise someone x amount of hours, you pay them for x amount of hours. You assigned a value to that task in the form of hours (and hours = dollars), so you were obviously comfortable paying that value and should stick to it regardless of the time it takes to complete.

#2840347 building a house

Posted by Niner National on 04 July 2014 - 10:15 PM

I got 2,850 square feet ranch house. My house is very open with 12 foot ceilings. I don't think it's too big honestly. I actually told my wife I wish we had an extra bedroom (we got 4).


Mine is only 1,400, but two of my bedrooms are almost completely empty. I really don't even know what I'd do if I had twice the space I have now.

#2838576 Detroit is violating basic human rights

Posted by Niner National on 02 July 2014 - 08:54 PM

Does he water his lawn?

My neighbor water is $100 a month but he waters his lawn like crazy.

No, but the private utilities charged a crazy amount of money. Charlotte city water is cheap.


Since he's been annexed by the city of Fort Mill and gotten away from the private utility company providing the water, his bill is significantly less. Came with a tax increase though.

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