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A Year in Pictures

As the year comes to a close, we wanted to share a few of our favorite photos from 2012.

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Buzz Beeler January 05, 2013 at 05:47 AM
This is not good. http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/01/04/sandy-victim-needs-more-than-hugs-to-rebuild-business-along-new-jersey-shore/
Buzz Beeler January 05, 2013 at 06:12 AM
Your gas graph from 1918 does not follow standard protocol for compassion. http://math.elon.edu/statistics112/exploring.html
Buzz Beeler January 05, 2013 at 06:18 AM
Was Obama honest or taking advantage? http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/09/obamas-gone-to-great-lengths-to-keep-gas-prices-high-ryan-says/
bill bissenas January 05, 2013 at 01:42 PM
"The economy was fine at that time." Wow, someone needs to go back and re-read the historical econometrics of the Carter years. There's a reason Volcker and the Fed raised interest rates.
bill bissenas January 05, 2013 at 01:44 PM
The fiscal cliff deal will add $4 trillion more. But it will likely be some where around $6 trillion. And guess who's buying the majority of U.S. Treasuries (it's not China).
bill bissenas January 05, 2013 at 01:50 PM
What was unemployment at the end of Reagan's second term? If you're going to blame George W. Bush for 7.8%, then give Reagan credit for the unemployment rate at the end of his second term. By the way, what cause the 2008 crash? The answer isn't George W. Bush.
bill bissenas January 05, 2013 at 01:51 PM
Volcker, a Carter appointee jacked up interest rates to tame inflation, throwing the country into a recession. Then as rates were eased and taxes cut, the economy took off. Unemployment fell throughout the Reagan years as a result.
Sanchez January 05, 2013 at 03:43 PM
Frank 12:29 am on Saturday, January 5, 2013 "Volcker took over the Fed in August 1979. The economy was fine at that time." Really? The economy was fine? Did you live and work back then Frank? Or are you using FrankMath again like the "Unemployment is lower than it was four years ago" falsehood? Were you driving to work then Frank? Did you just pull up to a gas pump and fill your car? Or did you wait in long lines and hope they didn't run out of gas before you got there? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Line_at_a_gas_station,_June_15,_1979.jpg You are one funny man Frank. I wish I lived in your world where reality is where others live. http://www.1970sflashback.com/1979/economy.asp President: James Earl Carter, Jr. Vice President: Walter F. Mondale Population: 225,055,487 Life expectancy: 73.9 years Dow-Jones High: 907 Low: 742 Federal spending: $504.03 billion Federal debt: $829.5 billion Inflation: 13.3% Consumer Price Index: 72.6 Unemployment: 6.1% Prices Cost of a new home: $71,800.00 Cost of a new car: $ Median Household Income: $16,461.00 Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.15 Cost of a gallon of regular gas: $0.86 Cost of a dozen eggs: $0.85 Cost of a gallon of Milk: $1.62 Did you try to buy a house anywhere near that time Frank? 11% mortgages! Then it went to 13%+ in the early 80's. "Fine economy" indeed! Good times indeed.
Sanchez January 05, 2013 at 03:49 PM
From the link "according to a study released Monday by a Washington group that advocates for immigrants." Wow! Imagine that! A study show positive effects of illegal aliens by a group that fights FOR and SUPPORTS illegal aliens! That is a study with no bias or agenda if I ever saw one!
Sanchez January 05, 2013 at 04:07 PM
Frank "Volcker took over the Fed in August 1979. The economy was fine at that time." Oh my! So nice to live in a world where reality is where everyone else lives.
Steve January 05, 2013 at 08:30 PM
Hoo Boy.... Another BOBB "Your gas graph from 1918 does not follow standard protocol for compassion."
1ke January 05, 2013 at 08:58 PM
And who or what wrecked the economy that time, Joe?
Buzz Beeler January 05, 2013 at 11:13 PM
Steve 3:33 pm on Saturday, January 5, 2013 Hoo Boy.... Another BOBB "Your gas graph from 1918 does not follow standard protocol for compassion." Sorry Steve but where is your period after "BOBB"? Since when is "Boy", capitalized? Both of you together can't win. Steve 3:33 pm on Saturday, January 5, 2013 Hoo Boy.... Another BOBB You fail again.
stevemd2 January 06, 2013 at 03:21 AM
courtesy of the\at republican boy George w Bush who took a good economy and a govt surplus and turned it into the almost second great repub depression Remember how the wall street bankers - mostly repub -stole the tarp money for bonuses? Atrocious
stevemd2 January 06, 2013 at 03:36 AM
your hatred of imigrants/latinos cost a mormon bishop named romney the election. BTW he made his money eg 20 mil a year by shpping jobs to red china etc. worth btw about 250 mil total and that doesnt include whats hidden in the cayman Islands.
Chris W January 06, 2013 at 01:58 PM
I got that. What part of, she does not need welfare in the first place don't you understand. I feel like I'm taking crazy pills. How can you be so obtuse. If she is tring to buy an iPad with welfare money, the obviously does not need the assistance.
Chris W January 06, 2013 at 02:09 PM
Ha. The economy was fine? Mortgage interest rates were well over 10% as a result of the Carter years. Maybe you would like the 13% interest rate one of my family members had on their mortgage. But hey, I'm sure it was some rich guys fault.
jnrentz1 January 06, 2013 at 07:25 PM
1ke, What is with the use of the pejorative term, "gringo?"
jnrentz1 January 06, 2013 at 07:27 PM
Buzz Beeler: Thank you for your service.
jnrentz1 January 07, 2013 at 01:07 AM
Is it true that President Carter pardoned a child molester?
Buzz Beeler January 07, 2013 at 01:09 AM
jnrentz1 7:58 pm on Sunday, January 6, 2013 Buzz Beeler: Thank you for your service. jnrentz1 Sorry I missed this in my in box, but thank you for your kind remarks. Very uplifting.
Jeff Hawkins January 07, 2013 at 01:56 PM
@Sanchez: Rating Presidents is always an emotional, subjective undertaking. Hard to compare numbers from different era's as some try to do. I would guess one the best ways to measure an Administration would be first hand experience of how it was to actually live , work, and play during their times in office. I've been around since Truman.. My top 3 worst Presidents in that time span are: (not scientific, used the "stink" meter) 1. Nixon 2. Carter 3. Obama
Sanchez January 07, 2013 at 04:09 PM
Jeff Hawkins, I never made a claim at all about "who or what wrecked the economy" and for sure I never made the claim that "Carter was "the worst president ever"." that was in quotes but I never said anything like that. That is a flat out lie. Those claims are just lies and red red herrings. I just showed with my posts that Frank is as ignorant as it gets about the economy he said was "Volcker took over the Fed in August 1979. The economy was fine at that time." That all I did, prove Frank to be the ignorant poster he is.
Sanchez January 07, 2013 at 04:16 PM
Not sure of Carter but Clinton did, Congressman Mel Reynolds.
jnrentz1 January 07, 2013 at 09:25 PM
The charge and initial conviction against Mr. Yarrow was, Indecent Acts on a Minor Child. That charge no longer exists in Washington, DC, having been replaced by a major code revision defining sex crimes. If he did the same conduct today, he would be facing more time than that which he received.
Sanchez January 07, 2013 at 09:26 PM
That was just for you Frank! I knew you would take that bait! Like Pavlov's dog. So explain again how fine the economy was in 1979! Were you even alive then Frank?
jnrentz1 January 07, 2013 at 09:34 PM
Mr. Beeler, It was my pleasure.
1ke January 08, 2013 at 02:00 AM
Joe, you are reasonable, reasonable, reasonable and then....BOOM! You go off like a bombshell. Frank is not ignorant. He merely disagrees with you nearly all the time. Me, too.
Jeff Hawkins January 08, 2013 at 01:17 PM
@Sanchez: "Jeff Hawkins, I never made a claim at all about "who or what wrecked the economy" and for sure I never made the claim that "Carter was "the worst president ever"." that was in quotes but I never said anything like that. That is a flat out lie." Sanchez.....I never said you made that claim! I simply listed my 3 worst Presidents and commented on the subjective nature of rating Presidents. I never mentioned anything you said....you misunderstood.
Sanchez January 09, 2013 at 05:50 PM
Sorry, yup, misunderstood. I do agree with your list though. Well, I have to thank Nixon for possibly saving my life when he withdrew form VN. I was dreading the numbers being called as a young man not ready to go there.

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