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What should my wife do with her money?

Both of us are confirmed gloom-and-doomers... and skeptics...and not schooled in money management, either.

We were both high-school teachers, and we can tell you more about the history and makeup of the US debt than what to do with our own money. As teachers, we didn't have all that much money to deal with, anyway.

My wife came into an inheritance, and she/we are wondering what to do with it.

It's sitting in a Credit Union as we speak... earning .5% Both of us - as gloom and doomers - are uncomfortable leaving it there... or in some kind of institution. With the last crash in mind, and the next one coming up, with the derivatives and toxic financial "products" out there, we both feel our economy is a house of cards.

Gold..? We both think the market is owned and controlled, so we don't think so.

Real Estate...? Hey, there was a real estate crash.

Any of you bright souls have any ideas?

Christian violence...

Fox says that Christians kill nobody.

How do you suppose they would respond to the Irish situation?

For centuries, the Irish Catholics and Irish Protestants - and their British Anglican masters - killed each other by the thousands.

During the "troubles" between 1969 and 1997, 3,600 Christians killed each other.

And that violence continues... although at a much slower pace.

Let's ignore the Crusades, which are "current events" in the Middle East. Let's ignore the Inquisition. Let's ignore the European wars of religion during the 16th and 17th Centuries.... which had as much - or more - barbarism as anything happening today.

All that happened long ago, and Americans have the historical perspective and attention span of a clam.

Let's just point to the Irish Christians.

"Amnesty bonuses"...? Anybody got any info?

The Weakly Standard published a piece (POS) that says ..
"Illegal aliens will be eligible to receive the Orwellian “Earned Income Tax Credit” (which ironically, is not “earned” at all) that will give the foreign invaders tax credits. And worse yet, they will be allowed to reach into the pockets of legal American taxpayers retroactively for the past three years.
“By offering illegal aliens new payments under the Earned Income Tax Credit, the IRS may encourage fraud from those claiming children living in other countries. The Administration may have blown open the doors for fraud with amnesty bonuses of more than $24,000 to those who receive deferred action,” Senator Sasse (R-NE) said in a statement on the matter. “By subsidizing illegal entry with four years’ worth of new tax credits, the IRS would promote lawlessness. This program severely undermines the White House’s lip-service to enforcing the law and would increase the burden on law-abiding taxpayers.”

Anybody know how full of shit this is?

I'm not posting the URL... I don't want to give the Weakly Standard the traffic. It's around the web on the usual RWNJ sites, too. Nothing on the reality-based sites.

The comments below the article talk about impeachment and "one bullet". And "He's Muslim and hates our Military because the power of the U.S. could eradicate the ISIS animal's."
All the usual stuff.... but this one is a real winner...."Sorry Peggy I wish he was, but he is not a muslim. If he was a muslim we would not be having any problem with him as he would be dead. muslims kill homosexuals. Actually if he was that would take care of two problems at once . Not only would we not have a problem with him, we would not have any problem with his man wife either. How many women do you know with an adams apple? Take a good close look at his man wife, you will see many other qualities that point to my statement. I'm willing to bet that there is no phone number held up with a fridge magnet in the White House with an OBGYN's name on it."

ARE YOU SHITTING ME...?

OK... this is Officially NUTS! You can get a ticket for the Superbowl.... all you have to do is come up with $68,888 for a seat in section 29, row 18. There's a couple of cheap seats available for $9,500 each.

You have GOT to be shitting me!

People are hungry... people are homeless...and other Americans are spending that kind of jing for 3 hours of passive recreation?

Our values are SO fucked up.

http://m.ticketexchangebyticketmaster.com/NFL/ViewTickets/1516050/Super%20Bowl%20at%20University%20of%20Phoenix%20Stadium%20on%20Sunday%2c%20February%2001%2c%202015%20430%20PM.html

The Phony Outrage Machine is at it again...

PBO....“Sometimes, someone, usually Mom, leaves the workplace to stay home with the kids, which then leaves her earning a lower wage for the rest of her life as a result,” the president told his audience. “That’s not a choice we want Americans to make.”

Sounds to me like he's saying the choice that moms have is to either 1)stay home with the kids and suffer low wages the rest of their lives, or 2)work outside the home and stash the kids somewhere. Sounds to me like thinks that's a "Sophie's choice"...as do I. An especially lousy choice since no matter how you look at it, women make less than men -- at the same job, at different jobs, weekly, annually and by occupation.

But the RW howlers says he means that moms shouldn't have the choice of being stay at home moms.

Funny how perception colors what we hear/read.

http://twitchy.com/2014/10/31/who-is-we-obama-says-being-a-stay-at-home-mom-not-a-choice-we-want-americans-to-make/

Check out the comments..

You think our parents...

..are really that much different from the parents in Norway, Italy, Canada, etc?

When this Ebola thing is all gone....

...and I mean from this country... does anybody think Fux New(?), and the Teapublicans who have chickenlittle-ed the shit out of the issue, will say they're sorry they were so hysterical and admit it wasn't the existential threat to the country that they said?

My guess they won't. But.....BENGHAZI!!!

I'm gettin' a chubby watching all the missile launches on TRMS...

...SWOOSH...VAWOOOOOOM...ZOOOOM...SMOKE... COOL SHADOWS...

And that's on Rachel's show. I'll bet the Foxfucks are actually ejaculating over all that wonderful, manly firepower.

This country can't even get coverage of the climate march, but everybody wants to see the expensive ... $1.5 Million per missile.. fireworks.

Bread and fucking nationalist, militarist circuses.

Anybody know if anybody from the Bundy Ranch protest has been charged...?

With all this Ferguson stuff going on...people being arrested, etc... it reminded me about the Bundy militia.

Has that asshole aiming his rifle at the Feds been arrested...tried...?

Anybody know if any of those people have paid for their actions?

The RW sites are all reporting that Border Patrol...

.. has been ordered to "stand down" and not enforce the borders.

I can't find any reputable source for this story.

Did they make it up out of whole cloth, or is there a backstory on this?
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