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    Sanity Zone 10-28-2010

    I have enough time to say "THANK YOU Xan" for this blog and "THANK YOU" to saintfan for the comment. There's so much going on here I don't even know where to start. Just an awesome discussion. I'm going to try to attract more people to join in because this is just too juicy to pass on!
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    Posted 11-01-2010 at 04:55 AM by Halo Halo is offline
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    Sanity Zone 10-20-2010

    I think it's random when the uneducated place their bets, but those who are successful investors, while lucky at times, base those bets on something tangible.
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    Posted 10-30-2010 at 09:59 PM by saintfan saintfan is offline
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    Sanity Zone 10-28-2010

    Clearly written by someone who is angry at Bush and eager to promote the current administration. There can be no discussion about this recession without tracing it back to its source which began 25 years ago. Neither Bush nor Obama created this mess.

    Which policies that could be potentially undone are agreed upon by nearly every economist of all political stripes? It's pretty obvious you support the democratic policies while you take shots at the republicans for doing everything they can to thwart the dems at every turn. It is a philosophical difference to be sure, and a political practice engaged in by BOTH parties.

    The government (currently and historically) intervenes where it sees fit based on the loyalties of those in office, and those alliances are determined by those who lobby for a certain candidate and/or back them financially. If there is any doubt about this, see the Obama administration's "health care reform" which did nothing more than (a) put millions more on the same system while (b) making health care (ultimately) more expensive. The real problems were never addressed. There was never any plan to do so.

    While you sing the praises of the Obama administration NPR style, trace the history of the melt down that caused this problem to begin with and you'll find it's roots in the democratic party circa the late 1970's.

    I along with tons of other people recognize that we can't hit an 18 run home run, but I also see past the guy currently on the mound. The real problem is the team owner who keeps running these losers out of the bullpen knowing full well they aren't ready for major league hitters.
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    Posted 10-30-2010 at 09:54 PM by saintfan saintfan is offline
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    Will Sunday’s Game Be a Trick or Treat?

    I believe this game will be a treat and a surprise. The Saints are due for an up week after a very down week. Roethlisberger hasn't been especially wonderful since his return. My prediction is that the Saints run defense will keep Rashard Mendenhall mostly quiet (under 80 yards rushing and perhaps 1 touchdown), and that Patrick Robinson will get his first interception of the season.

    Final score: Saints 34, Steelers 20.
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    Posted 10-28-2010 at 12:40 PM by ClintSaints ClintSaints is online now
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    Funny Band Names

    67 Sideways Trannys
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    Posted 10-28-2010 at 10:19 AM by strato strato is offline
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    Will Sunday’s Game Be a Trick or Treat?

    well, to say anyone can run against tat steelers defense would be more of a xmas miracle than a halloween type of magic. I love my saints but the steelers just may be the best team in football at the moment.
    I say ppour lots of bourbon on sunday evening
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    Posted 10-26-2010 at 05:14 PM by SaintPez SaintPez is offline
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    Jonathan Vilma approved Halloween Pic!

    Go Vilma
    Go Vilma

    Go Pumpkin head

    Go Vilma
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    Posted 10-26-2010 at 11:26 AM by Halo Halo is offline
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    Sanity Zone 10-20-2010

    Your company being bout out, Saintfan, is one example of investment, as Google has probably executed a broad based implementation of your technology(ies). This is what the capital gains tax was meant to do, reward you for taking that risk to bring something new and productive to the economy.

    What I meant by random is that you could have just as easily picked "red" or "black" or the number of times Sarah Palin says "You Betcha" during a speech. Betting on whether an event occurs or an outcome of an event occurs is not a productive activity.
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    Posted 10-22-2010 at 02:28 AM by xan xan is online now
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    Sanity Zone 10-20-2010

    An educational read, although I benefited from the capital gains tax reduction significantly in recent years due to payout from Google when they bought the company I was working for.

    I disagree with your use of the word "random" in the closing discussion, because I don't believe there is such a thing, but I get your point completely.
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    Posted 10-20-2010 at 06:43 PM by saintfan saintfan is offline
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    Sanity Zone 10-14-10

    BRAVO! Best in depth blog ever read here! BRAVO!

    Love the stats and perspective on the "Flat Tax" concept made famous by the Steve Forbes run for president years ago.

    What sounds so simple and elementary may bankrupt our middle class. Infrastructure of our country is already poor and I wonder what impact a flat tax would have on further deteriorating our infrastructure... we'd have to forget about fiber optic networks etc. - hello 3rd world!

    Can't wait to hear your take on the Bush Tax Cuts. I honestly hope we can keep them and revive our economy too. Then again, I wish I had a hot blond Swedish wife AND would love to inherit 10 million dollars from a lost uncle - in the infamous words of Dana Carvey's SNL imitation of President George Bush 1, "not gonna happen."

    AWESOME BLOG POST!
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    Posted 10-17-2010 at 01:14 AM by Halo Halo is offline
    Updated 10-17-2010 at 01:20 AM by Halo
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    The Two-Minute Warning: First Edition

    Ok I think we're in business! Awesome blog. Gonna be interesting.
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    Posted 10-12-2010 at 11:57 AM by Halo Halo is offline
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    The Fair Tax

    I'm still watching parts of this 20 something minute movie... so I can comment something on your blog LOL

    I can only pay attention 2 minutes at a time.
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    Posted 10-07-2010 at 05:44 PM by Halo Halo is offline
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    Posted 10-06-2010 at 01:07 PM by NFLDiva NFLDiva is offline
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    From lossers to mentally insane

    The point of the blog was the below qoute. Saintfan and SaintPaul; I agree with most of the statements you made.

    I can not tell you how to feel about this season, or seasons past. I can only remember the "This is our year(s)"; yes, when the Saints were winning; but when it came to the "Big" games....they would blow it. I, like everyone else, would cuss and vow to never watch another Saint game. Then that next Sunday or next season, there I would be....sitting in my chair and expecting the best.

    My point is simply this.

    Do I expect more from this team? Your Damn right I do. Are they playing like they are still hungry for another SuperBowl? In my opinion, NO. Injuries are kicking our but right now. However, after 38 years I will not lose hope. Re-read the below.

    "My fellow B&G brothers and sisters. I ask you to try and do one thing....enjoy this time right now. Relax. Enjoy the close wins. I'm by no means not telling anyone to stop cussing at the TV or from the stands at bad plays. I think that has to be a staple in being a Saints fan. However, I don't expect 2009 to relive itself in 2010. This is a new year. A new team. All I ask is for all of us to sit down. Buckle up and enjoy the ride. Even if at the end of the road, TWO DAT becomes reality or not. Enjoy it!"
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    Posted 10-04-2010 at 07:35 AM by SapperSaint SapperSaint is offline
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    To my brothers, and sisters.....

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by CashAndFlash View Comment
    Nice dude. From "the new guy."
    Thank you.
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    Posted 10-04-2010 at 01:57 AM by SaintPauly SaintPauly is offline
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    Fair Weather Fans

    As a Saints fan, I don't think I will ever be able to just sit back and look at a win as win. I am NOT a coach, but I have their mindset. I pay more attention to the mistakes, than the triumphs.... Maybe the many years of fandom, have warped me completely. I don't know.
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    Posted 10-04-2010 at 12:27 AM by SaintPauly SaintPauly is offline
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    From lossers to mentally insane

    I don't agree with the idea, that for 42 years we sucked either. I remember some very good seasons with Mora as coach, and some very great players back then. Did we win a play off, or a superbowl? No, but I definately got "spoiled", watching great defense with the dome patrol every week. I don't understand why people seem to think we never won a game before 09.
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    Posted 10-04-2010 at 12:23 AM by SaintPauly SaintPauly is offline
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    To my brothers, and sisters.....

    Nice dude. From "the new guy."
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    Posted 10-03-2010 at 11:32 PM by CashAndFlash CashAndFlash is offline
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    From lossers to mentally insane

    I disagree completely. The Falcons beat us. They did so because we allowed them to do it. We would be 3-0 but by our own accord. Atlanta didn't study film and beat us through the determination of beating the defending Super Bowl champs. We lost because we are not playing championship calibre football. 40+ years of losing notwithstanding, we are right to expect our team to play MUCH better than it has played thus far.

    I'm not about to give this year's team a pass on poor play because previous teams didn't measure up - I fail to grasp that concept.

    The fact is the offense is sputtering. The Vikings game should not have been so close. San Francisco was doing quite well in "poor passing conditions", and Atlanta's Falcons used their TE to exploit our defense for 4 quarters.

    Rarely have I been pessimistic about my New Orleans Saints, and I'm not saying the sky is falling, but I believe too many people are willing to overlook things because we, as a group, are proud of what last year's team was finally able to accomplish.

    This is a new year, a new team, and, unfortunately, thus far different results are being seen. I am frustrated because we aren't playing with swagger. We aren't playing with the same passion, the same immediacy, the same heart.

    Unfortunately, our losses are squarely on our own shoulders. They are not the result of being game planned as Champions.
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    Posted 10-02-2010 at 12:21 PM by saintfan saintfan is offline

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