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Messages - BillCable

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Harry gushes over anything with Black in it...

The jury is still out!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Are You Dressing Up?
« on: October 24, 2006, 07:45 PM »
My wife and I are dressing up as Crazy 88 for a party.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Everything Rebelscum
« on: October 19, 2006, 01:59 PM »
I didn't realize SideShow figures were anatomically correct...

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: October 17, 2006, 10:35 AM »
I'll bet she eats a cookie from time to time.  It's not like she's a twig...

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Everything Rebelscum
« on: October 6, 2006, 01:14 PM »
I was wondering why the page count kept changing every five minutes...

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Rebelscum
« on: October 6, 2006, 12:28 PM »

Man... she needs to go in the Hotties thread!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: October 5, 2006, 11:27 PM »
OK... prediction on the big twist... the cowboy who tells him the story of the ghost rider is the SAME cowboy ghost rider on the horse in the one scene!!  I'm a GENIUS!!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Movie Thread
« on: October 5, 2006, 12:34 PM »
Here's an extended trailer for 300.  It's looking amazing.

300 trailer

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: October 4, 2006, 12:47 AM »
Yeah, that Stones shoot was amazing.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Borat Thread
« on: October 2, 2006, 10:39 AM »
Isn't that Freddy Mercury?   :D

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Everything Wal-Mart
« on: September 28, 2006, 12:36 AM »
I admire Wal*mart for their brutal efficiency.  That's the main reason they're so successful, and their prices are so competitive.  They've forced the rest of the industry to do the same.  And as a result, prices at Target, Kmart, and your local grocery story are 10 or 20% lower than they would be absent the stiff competition.  This has been a huge benefit to the American way of life.

I'm going to pull some numbers out of my butt here based on something I read years ago.  So the numbers, while generally representative, are probably not 100% accurate.  But here goes...

Back when Welfare began, to decide on the exact income of a family to be labeled the "poverty level," they based it on a percentage of the family income necessary to buy enough food to  avoid hunger.  And the percentage was something like 40% of the total income needed to be spent on food.  Then they calculated that a family would need to earn $10,000 per year or something to survive.

Now, 50 years later, they still use that same percentage to calculate the poverty line.  But now, with the intense competition in the grocery business, your average family only spends like 10 or 15% of their income on food.  So now even people at the poverty level have an additional 25 or 30% of their income to devote to other expenses.

That's how much people have benefitted, in large part, to Wal*mart.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Infidelity.....what say you?
« on: September 26, 2006, 03:23 PM »
I was thinking the same thing.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Welcome to the Jungle Gn'R Fan Club
« on: September 25, 2006, 03:38 PM »
If Axl was in it for the money we'd have a dozen GnR albums by now.  He's super-anal about his art, and really couldn't care less about the money.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Gas Prices
« on: September 24, 2006, 08:46 PM »
I think dropping a full dollar in a month is a little more that a seasonal thing, even after adjusting for inflation.

Yeah... obviously Big Oil is giving their Republican a hand for the November elections.   ;)

10 to the minus 40 is not a negative number.
It's .0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000001%
give or take.

But yeah, the idea sure does conjure images of the universe imploding.  Maybe us creating a second big bang.

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