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Obama CAPS Military Pay at 1.3%...under the 2.3% it Should be...

Unlike the bait and switch post that linked "Occupy Democrats" as it's source....Obama kept the Military pay raises UNDER what they SHOULD HAVE been......let's see... MIlitary.com & Militarytimes.com or Occupy democrats( http://www.discussionist.com/1015679585 )....do the math folks.
Obama was telling Congress 1.3% was it this past SUMMER....

From the Military times.... http://www.militarytimes.com/story/military/2015/08/28/obama-pay-raise-order/71336514/
"In a letter to House and Senate leaders, Obama called the move unfortunate but necessary.

“As our country continues to recover from serious economic conditions affecting the general welfare … we must maintain efforts to keep our nation on a sustainable fiscal course,” he wrote. “This effort requires tough choices, especially in light of budget constraints.”

The president noted that administration officials do not believe the lower-than-inflation pay raise will hurt the military’s ability to recruit and retain servicemembers."

Per Military.com.... http://www.military.com/daily-news/2015/08/28/president-obama-sets-troop-pay-raise-at-13-percent-in-2016.html
"This decision is consistent with my fiscal year 2016 Budget and it will not materially affect the Federal Government's ability to attract and retain well-qualified members for the uniformed services," Obama wrote in an Aug. 28 letter to congressional leaders.

The presidential order is consistent with the Pentagon's proposed budget for fiscal 2016, which begins Oct. 1.

The spending plan called for a pay raise of 1.3 percent rather than the 2.3 percent estimated increase in private sector-wage growth, which military pay is SUPPOSED TO TRACK BY LAW. The 1.3 percent figure is slightly higher than the 1 percent pay increase that service members have received the past two years".....
"As our country continues to recover from serious economic conditions affecting the general welfare, however, we must maintain efforts to keep our Nation on a sustainable fiscal course," he added. "This effort requires tough choices, especially in light of budget constraints."

Shingles....a heads up.

On 2 May'15 I was diagnosed with a case of the above mentioned CRAP that the Doc said probably started around Christmas when I got sick, and because I waited there may be permanent nerve issues, that's on me. I ignored it for months thinking it was just a case of stubborn flu....or "Manapause"(a joke my wife used to throw at me)...I hate going to Doc's unless parts are falling off.

3 points.....
1)..if you've never had this crap let me tell you all now..I'd rather get shot again(I did in '78, hunting accident), I'd rather get my marble bag caught in my fly and not have needle nose pliers handy(been there), I'd rather be infested with a horde of body lobsters(never been there). A treatment for this is an Epilepsy Med..Gabapentin... and the side effects of that crap are not anything I'd wish on anyone...that's not even the anti-viral and it's effects

2)..I will get the immunization this yr..I'm not saying I'm recommending that everyone that has had chicken pox (a shingles requirement) get it, it's entirely an individual choice...I AM saying you don't want to get Shingles.

3)..Most important...the meds require you reduce beer intake...TOTALY unacceptable as we edge towards summer.

The Masters....a memorable one.

What an amazing show the kid, Jordan Spieth put on. I was very impressed.

Also a hat tip to and hearty Golf clap to Ben Crenshaw.
I've seen Arnie's, Jack's, Gary's last competitive rounds at Augusta...the walk across Hogan Bridge over Rae's Creek at 12..always touching for a Golf fan...Gentle Ben though...I swear that was dust in my eye

Obama Budget vote...Senate side

He got 1 vote this year...98-1..last yr it was 98-0

I've seen about 37 posts today about how Dangerous

Ted Cruz is...I can link EVERY ONE of them(you know I can)....I always ask how is he dangerous?

NOT ONE answer...one called the Latino candidate..."The guy is a dangerous psychopath"
Another says......."14. Ted Cruz is a dangerous loon. But that's credentials enough for the Teabaggers."
Teabaggers...REALLY that's the level we are at AGAIN?....just today.

If my side says the Democrat Party...instead of Democratic party, people on the the left go batshit nuts....and alert for a hide...I've been there.

WHY won't the people that call a person dangerous explain the danger?

Hillary e-mail document found...In NY..

From Huma to Hill with corrections from Hillary for disclosure parameters to DoS....NOW we know....


It's a satire joint kids...don't get panty bunched....http://punditpete.blogspot.com/2015/03/breaking-hillary-email-scandal-key.html

Rest In Peace Spock...Leonard Nimoy

Sad day for geeks like me.

The other evening....Saturday,

I was having a conversation here...a heated debate more accurately, with a couple of members and I had to leave without explanation. I did NOT run away not that I need to explain my sudden departure....I'll address that later.
We had a Fire-Ambulance page, all hands respond(we are a small volunteer House).
Turned out the vic was someone most of us knew form growing up here...she graduated 2 yrs before me...35 yrs ago.

She had a fatal, un-witnessed snow machine accident... and it was not anything I would wish on anyone to see in person,
When you can go 80mph at night on a machine no larger than my couch and hit a pressure ridge..it takes many hours to gather the parts should you crash..

Lesson to be learned.....STOP out driving your headlights.
This is the 3rd friends crash I've had to respond to,..2nd fatal in 4yrs..the 1st slid off the road and hit a barn....A F'n BARN and the Troopers figured he was going about 70 based on damage to the barn...the Coroner...pretty much autopsied a body bag of what resembled pink cottage cheese.

NOT FUN

Harvard Profs...(probably) many of which are ACA supporters.. NOW have twisted nickers.

Obamacare has come home to roost for the cheer squad.
"For years, Harvard’s experts on health economics and policy have advised presidents and Congress on how to provide health benefits to the nation at a reasonable cost. But those remedies will now be applied to the Harvard faculty, AND THE PROFESSORS ARE IN AN UPROAR.
Members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the heart of the 378-year-old university, voted overwhelmingly in November to oppose changes that would require them and thousands of other Harvard employees to pay more for health care. The university says the increases are in part a result of the Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act, which many Harvard professors championed."
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/06/us/health-care-fixes-backed-by-harvards-experts-now-roil-its-faculty.html?smid=tw-nytimes&_r=0

All fun and games 'till it bites you all in the ass. I especially love this part....
"But Jerry R. Green, a professor of economics and a former provost who has been on the Harvard faculty for more than four decades, said the new out-of-pocket costs could lead people to defer medical care or diagnostic tests, causing more serious illnesses and costly complications in the future."
Really you elitist? Imagine how we peons feel when we don't have your income. You jerks supported this freak show...now you play in the litter-box

So I've been wating to see a post here...

or the sister site regarding the mass child killing in Australia last weekend.

Not a peep(that I've seen)....8 dead kids..7 of them the alleged perps, and the 8th her niece.

What, it doesn't count because it's not firearm related, it's Australia and their gun laws make this a 1 off.. or because it's a woman suspect killing 8 innocents aged 18mos to 14 yrs old.....or not enough kids to piss you off??
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/australia-8-children-killed/
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