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Old 02-28-2011, 04:38 PM
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I voted for Ron Paul in the primary. We'll see what happens in 2012.

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There a couple points of mine that you ignored which I would like to know how you feel about:

1: FDR being against public sector unions and his very articulate reasoning for his views.
A lot of people and politcians are against public sector unions. It is not going to change anything. It is what it is. 2: Governor Scott being elected to handle this mess as he openly campaigned on these isues directly (he didn't surprise anyone with this)

I am not from Wisconsin so if he openly campaingned on the issues good for him. For once a politician told the truth. Even our governor Chris Christie who holds a vendetta against teachers, cops, firefighters, and all public workers said that taking away their collective bargaining rights is going too far.
3: The Democratic legislators who are abandoning the democratic process (it seems ironic that they gave Republicans a hard time for being the party of "no", at least you have to show up and vote to be the party of "no")

I am not disagreeing with you that running away was the wrong thing to do. They should do their jobs and vote.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/...71Q2RR20110227

Wisconsin's Constitution says absent members can be compelled to appear. So the legislators are intentionally leaving the state so they are not in the juridisction of the Wisconsin Constitution. If anyone else fled a state so as not to be in a jurisdiction, we usually call that a crime, and the person, a criminal.

Article IV, Section 7 of Wisconsin Constitution:

Organization of Legislature; Quorum; Compulsory Attendance

Each house shall be the judge of the elections, returns and qualifications of its own members; and a majority of each shall constitute a quorum to do business, but a smaller number may adjourn from day to day, and may compel the attendance of absent members in such manner and under such penalties as each house may provide.

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Old 02-28-2011, 05:44 PM
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Cool, thanks for the replies. Between the two of us, I think everyone on ABC is educated as to both sides of this issue.

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Monday

75 seconds rest on Chinup and DB Press, 60 seconds on T-Bar, 30 seconds on everything else

AM

Chinup
BW+2.5x10, 4 sets - increase weight

Pullover
59x10, 4 sets - increase weight

Stiff Arm Pulldown
45x10, 4 sets - increase weight

T-Bar
145x10, 4 sets - increase weight

Close Grip Row
90x10, 4 sets - increase weight

Wide Grip Row
90x10, 4 sets - increase weight

DB Row
59x12, 10

Close Grip Pulldown
90x10, 2 sets

Pulldown
90x10

Band Stiff Arm Lat Pulldowns and Rows

Lunch

DB CG Neutral Press
68x10, 4 sets - increase weight

Suspended Pushups
BWx13, 13, 13, 11 - go for 13 again

Band Flys - 2 different positions (3 sets each)
6 sets of 11 - increase to 12 reps

Pulldown
90x20, 15

Superset with

Suspended Pushup
BWx15, 12

DB Lateral Raise
12x10, 6 sets

Superset with Band Pull Aparts

This lit up my delts and traps, felt awesome

Tricep Pushdowns with Band

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Diet Update

Bodyweight average last week: 177.9
This week: 179.0

I am going to increase carbs by about 20g and calories by about 100. I feel like I am about to stall weight wise, I could be wrong, but I think I know my body.
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Old 03-01-2011, 05:56 PM
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Tuesday

Lunch

Squat
280x1
240x5, 8 sets
205x8
185x12

Supposed to do 6 sets with 240, but felt good and squeezed in an extra 2.

Leg Extensions
127.5x10, 3 sets

Suspended Bridge Leg Curl
BWx15
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Old 03-02-2011, 01:19 PM
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Here's The Only Chart You Need To See To Understand Why The US Is Screwed

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/the-o...#ixzz1FRpd4PRg
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Great chart. I was certainly not shocked that the entitlement programs took up that much of the spending. There were 2 things that did surprise me on here though.

1.On the revenue side I had no idea that Corporate Income Tax revenues were that low. If you assume a 35% tax rate than this would mean that Corp Taxable Income was only $545 billion last year. There is no way it was that low. Now Im not for raising taxes on companies, but this is just another jarring example of how screwed up the tax law in the US really is.

2.While we know that the entitlement programs are only going to increase if we continue down the same path, the real sleeping giant on the expense side is the interest payments. We are currently borrowing over $1 Trillion a year and even the conservative estimates show that this trend will go up for the foreseeable future. Right now it is a relatively small portion of costs, but it will explode over the next few years. Any guesses where that extra money to pay the interest is going to come from? If you said more debt than you are correct. Borrowing more $ today to pay interest on the $ you borrowed yesterday. It is a vicious cycle.

The other thing that is funny is today the Senate is going to vote to cut $4 billion in spending. It seems like a good thing. It makes for a nice sound bite. Think again. $4 billion is one third of one percent of the annual deficit. It is irrelevant. It isnt even a rounding error. So we cut $4 billion in annual spending. We will pay that much in interest payments to China before this month is even half over.
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Old 03-02-2011, 05:26 PM
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Great chart. I was certainly not shocked that the entitlement programs took up that much of the spending. There were 2 things that did surprise me on here though.

1.On the revenue side I had no idea that Corporate Income Tax revenues were that low. If you assume a 35% tax rate than this would mean that Corp Taxable Income was only $545 billion last year. There is no way it was that low. Now I‘m not for raising taxes on companies, but this is just another jarring example of how screwed up the tax law in the US really is.

Basically, once your corporate income is above $75,000, the tax rate is between 34 and 39%, (See this webpage).

However, there are various tax credits, deductions and ways to shelter income. Therefore, while the total income is likely higher than $545 billion, the taxable (as you noted) income is not. I am fine with that. I think the businesses will do a better job reinvesting that into the economy than any government stimulus program. I am not saying that the US tax system is awesome, far from it, (God asks for 10%, I think Uncle Sam should be content with the same) but I am saying that if there is a way to legally pay less taxes, I am all for it.


2.While we know that the entitlement programs are only going to increase if we continue down the same path, the real sleeping giant on the expense side is the interest payments. We are currently borrowing over $1 Trillion a year and even the conservative estimates show that this trend will go up for the foreseeable future. Right now it is a relatively small portion of costs, but it will explode over the next few years. Any guesses where that extra money to pay the interest is going to come from? If you said more debt than you are correct. Borrowing more $ today to pay interest on the $ you borrowed yesterday. It is a vicious cycle.

Yeah, you are correct. The magic of compounding interest works both ways, sometimes people forget that.

The other thing that is funny is today the Senate is going to vote to cut $4 billion in spending. It seems like a good thing. It makes for a nice sound bite. Think again. $4 billion is one third of one percent of the annual deficit. It is irrelevant. It isn’t even a rounding error. So we cut $4 billion in annual spending. We will pay that much in interest payments to China before this month is even half over.
No doubt, thanks for taking the time to read my posts.

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Wednesday

AM

Chinup
BW+35x5, 6 sets
BW+3 x 8

T-Bar
170x5, 6 sets
145x8

DB CG Bench Press
75x5, 7 sets
64x8, 2 sets

Band Stiff Arm Pulldowns, Rows, Pull Aparts and Flys

1 set of Suspended Pushups

Lunch

Chinup
BW+3 x 8, 3 sets

T-Bar
145x8, 3 sets

DB CG Bench Press
64x8, 4 sets

Skipped back off sets and assistance, because it was a beautiful day outside and I wanted to get out my tire. This was my first serious tire session since November. First few sets were getting a feel for the weight again. I want to say I am stronger because previous weights felt easy (75 compared to 62.5 on chest press and 100 comared to 87.5 on rows), but I also know there was more gravel on the road from winter time and that reduced the friction for my tire and made it easier. I must have looked like one of those crazy old guys because I was sweeping the street with my broom. I got some of the gravel/pebbles cleared away and finally seemed to get the weights right. It felt awesome, I love my tire. If I was a poet, I would totally right a poem about my tire.

Tire Chest Press superset with Rows, many sets.
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Old 03-03-2011, 12:48 PM
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From The Blaze

Under the guise of teaching children to read, the seeds of Socialism are being planted within the minds of young children.

Do you believe that the Preamble to the Constitution of the United States mandates the following?

The People’s basic needs must be met in a country. Needs for housing, education, transportation, and health care overseen by our government system.

Those are the words being chanted over and over and over by school children around the country. They are part of an educational program called Building Fluency Through Practice and Performance. This section is called ‘The Promise of America’ and it breaks down the fifty-two word single sentence that is the Preamble. Here is the original:

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We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
Disguised as a reading exercise, the Preamble has been turned into a five page choral project with commentary planted inside this very simple sentence. Here is an example. Make note of what the children (R5, R6, & R7) are being asked to read after the words ‘promote the general welfare’:

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This is disgusting. “[P]romote the general welfare” does not mean provide these things for free. Get a dictionary people. Webster’s defines promote as:

a : to advance in station, rank, or honor : RAISE
b : to contribute to the growth or prosperity of : FURTHER

It says contribute to or further as a cause, not make it so all by yourself. General welfare cannot be given to anyone. It requires active participation by the individual. Our founding fathers knew this. Sadly we have become ignorant of how to attain it.

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God asks for 10%, I think Uncle Sam should be content with the same.
I’m with you 100% there. Although God’s method does not allow for entitlement programs as well. “For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.” (2 Thes 3:10) You think we could get society to buy into this?
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This is disgusting. “[P]romote the general welfare” does not mean provide these things for free. Get a dictionary people. Webster’s defines promote as:

a : to advance in station, rank, or honor : RAISE
b : to contribute to the growth or prosperity of : FURTHER

It says contribute to or further as a cause, not make it so all by yourself. General welfare cannot be given to anyone. It requires active participation by the individual. Our founding fathers knew this. Sadly we have become ignorant of how to attain it.

Amen!

I’m with you 100% there. Although God’s method does not allow for entitlement programs as well. “For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.” (2 Thes 3:10) You think we could get society to buy into this?
I hope so!

...And people often misunderstand the term, "general welfare."

While not from the preamble in this instance, I love how Madison addresses this isssue in the Federalist Paper #41.

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Some, who have not denied the necessity of the power of taxation, have grounded a very fierce attack against the Constitution, on the language in which it is defined. It has been urged and echoed, that the power "to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts, and excises, to pay the debts, and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States," amounts to an unlimited commission to exercise every power which may be alleged to be necessary for the common defense or general welfare. No stronger proof could be given of the distress under which these writers labor for objections, than their stooping to such a misconstruction.

Had no other enumeration or definition of the powers of the Congress been found in the Constitution, than the general expressions just cited, the authors of the objection might have had some color for it; though it would have been difficult to find a reason for so awkward a form of describing an authority to legislate in all possible cases. A power to destroy the freedom of the press, the trial by jury, or even to regulate the course of descents, or the forms of conveyances, must be very singularly expressed by the terms "to raise money for the general welfare."

But what color can the objection have, when a specification of the objects alluded to by these general terms immediately follows, and is not even separated by a longer pause than a semicolon? If the different parts of the same instrument ought to be so expounded, as to give meaning to every part which will bear it, shall one part of the same sentence be excluded altogether from a share in the meaning; and shall the more doubtful and indefinite terms be retained in their full extent, and the clear and precise expressions be denied any signification whatsoever? For what purpose could the enumeration of particular powers be inserted, if these and all others were meant to be included in the preceding general power? Nothing is more natural nor common than first to use a general phrase, and then to explain and qualify it by a recital of particulars. But the idea of an enumeration of particulars which neither explain nor qualify the general meaning, and can have no other effect than to confound and mislead, is an absurdity, which, as we are reduced to the dilemma of charging either on the authors of the objection or on the authors of the Constitution, we must take the liberty of supposing, had not its origin with the latter.
Basically, people want the term, "general welfare" to mean the government has all the power it wants to grant you all the things you want, but Madison couldn't have crushed this misconception any clearer than he did.
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Started getting sick yesterday, was worse this morning when I woke up, but by my lunch break I was feeling OK enough to workout, I figured I would try to see what I could do, I made it through my entire planned workout, pretty happy with that considering it is pretty much a volume PR.

Thursday

AM

Occluded Dog Walk

Pre-Leg Work

Lunch

Deadlift
401x3, 6 sets - 90 seconds of rest
361x6, 2 sets

Pretty sure 401 for 6 sets is a volume PR

Shrug
216x20, 2 sets

Leg Extension
125x10, 3 sets

Suspended Bridge Leg Curl
BWx10, 3 sets
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