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  1. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, over 1 year ago

    BTW: Does anybody knows why the drop of a ball is used to signal the beginning of the new year? I do :-)

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    In order to find your longitude on the ocean you need a clock that is synchronized with the clock at the meridian (0°). Before radio etc. that synchronization was done at every harbor around noon by firing a shot from a cannon (to get attention) and shorty afterwards dropping a ball from a mast atop a tower. All ships in visual range could then set their clock to 12:00 and sail on.

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    Laying in harbor and setting the clock every 24h also gave you an idea about the drift of your clock and a chance to correct it. It was the best they could do, clocks were rubbish back then, Charles Darwins ship “Beagle” hat 17 clocks on board, some of them on loan from manufacturers who wanted to know how accurate they were. Unbelievable in todays world of GPS and NTP

  2. midaswelby

    midaswelby said, over 1 year ago

    Keep an eye on your paycheck this month for a little gift from the Obama administration. Didn’t he promise he’d only raise taxes on the rich?

  3. Gresch

    Gresch GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @MortyForTyrant

    OK … what astrological event is linked to midnight January 1st?

  4. Gresch

    Gresch GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    What will they consume after they finish eating the rich?

  5. Tue Elung-Jensen

    Tue Elung-Jensen said, over 1 year ago

    @Ms. Ima

    Wow… You earn more than 400000?

  6. josefw

    josefw GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Do you live in a “Death Spiral” state? More takers than makers?


    http://www.therealestatemedia.com/death-spiral-states-forbes-says-11-states-are-in-a-downward-spiral-with-more-takers-than-makers-2777.html

  7. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, over 1 year ago

    @Tue Elung-Jensen

    No, but when his new banker friend from Nigeria gets back to him, he’ll be rolling in LOTS more than that.

  8. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, over 1 year ago

    @josefw

    From the article:
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    Speaker of the South Carolina House Bobby Harrell, R-Charleston, says the article from Forbes is wrong, especially in calling members of the military, public employees and retirees “takers”.
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    http://www2.wspa.com/news/2012/nov/27/forbes-says-sc-one-11-states-death-spiral-ar-5059561/

  9. josefw

    josefw GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Simon_Jester

    Thanks for clarification, however it does not mean that it should not be a concern.

  10. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    the 1% took a little hit at the top, but the majority are still taking it to the Caymons and other places and NOW their tax cuts are PERMANENT!

  11. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Simon_Jester

    I think he was referring to Ima.

  12. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, over 1 year ago

    @Wabbit

    So was I

  13. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Heads will roll.

  14. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, over 1 year ago

    @josefw

    Okay…you said it, I didn’t

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    February 28, 2012 |

    Last week, the New York Times published a widely discussed article updating an argument that progressive bloggers noticed a very long time ago. It’s now well-understood that blue states generally export money to the federal government; and red states generally import it.

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    http://www.alternet.org/story/154338/ayn_rand_worshippers_should_face_facts%3A_blue_states_are_the_providers,_red_states_are_the_parasites

  15. furnituremaker

    furnituremaker said, over 1 year ago

    that 47% thing is totally unrealistic…I draw /SS, and still pay
    taxes on it, sales tax on what I buy, tax on my gasoline,
    even pay tax on my nightly beer…a middle finger salute to
    you guys who dinigerate the 47% as “takers”

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