Obama promises more than 600,000 stimulus jobs

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President Barack Obama promised Monday to deliver more than 600,000 jobs through his $787 billion stimulus plan this summer, with federal agencies pumping billions into public works projects, schools and summer youth programs.

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“Reduce immigration levels”

Since: Dec 06

Kings Mountain, NC

#118273 Nov 19, 2012
How Raising Taxes Will Not Balance the Budget: More Evidence
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Michael Savage - They're Not Liberals! They're Bolsheviks!- 11/16/12
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Obama is Trafficking Guns to Syria to aid Al-Qaeda
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Georgia GOP Lawmakers Investigate If Obama Is Using Soviet Style Mind Control
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ISRAEL VS THE WORLD!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch...

Since: Jul 12

Washington, DC

#118274 Nov 19, 2012
Fed Up wrote:
How Raising Taxes Will Not Balance the Budget: More Evidence
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =bvqNVs4ix6EXX&feature=pla yer_embedded
Michael Savage - They're Not Liberals! They're Bolsheviks!- 11/16/12
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Obama is Trafficking Guns to Syria to aid Al-Qaeda
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Georgia GOP Lawmakers Investigate If Obama Is Using Soviet Style Mind Control
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
ISRAEL VS THE WORLD!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
And I bet you wonder how Obama won the election.
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118275 Nov 19, 2012
olddogs1964 wrote:
<quoted text> muts be sad to such a a hole and think your so much better than any other person and tell them thay cant spell and ragging on others . it must be so bad in y=ur world that u had to stoop so love to vote for a low life like u did . so go eat crap and bark at the moon
It's not very hard for one to determine by your posts that they are a better person than you; spelling errors aside.

Translation: You're an ill informed, uneducated, nasty chump. Clear enough for you?
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118276 Nov 19, 2012
GQ: How old do you think the Earth is?

Marco Rubio: I'm not a scientist, man. I can tell you what recorded history says, I can tell you what the Bible says, but I think that's a dispute amongst theologians and I think it has nothing to do with the gross domestic product or economic growth of the United States. I think the age of the universe has zero to do with how our economy is going to grow. I'm not a scientist. I don't think I'm qualified to answer a question like that. At the end of the day, I think there are multiple theories out there on how the universe was created and I think this is a country where people should have the opportunity to teach them all. I think parents should be able to teach their kids what their faith says, what science says. Whether the Earth was created in 7 days, or 7 actual eras, I'm not sure we'll ever be able to answer that. It's one of the great mysteries.

Should be a fun four years.
Obskeptic

Grand Blanc, MI

#118277 Nov 20, 2012
okb2 wrote:
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The VA is our socialist system to help veterans. Claims times went up because President Obama greatly increased spending at the VA which encouraged more veterans than ever before to use the facility.
Between 2009 and 2010 (two years) Republicans in the Senate filibustered more bills than in the 50s. 60s and 70s combined. Keep in mind that Medicare, Medicaid, Civil Rights, Voting Rights and many other controversial bills were passed during those THIRTY years as opposed to the TWO years of ensuring President Obama was a one-term President. We are lucky the Republicans were not able to keep more hard-working Americans out of work.
So the job losses being announced by American companies that are going to be hugely affected by BarryCare are the fault of the republicans? I don't remember even one single republican voting for that job killing act. Thousands are losing their jobs over the next month or two as a result. Doctors are retiring in record numbers. So your telling me that more money is the problem with getting our veterans the services they need? That could only make sense to a liberal.

Since: Jul 12

Chester, VA

#118278 Nov 20, 2012
Obskeptic wrote:
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So the job losses being announced by American companies that are going to be hugely affected by BarryCare are the fault of the republicans? I don't remember even one single republican voting for that job killing act. Thousands are losing their jobs over the next month or two as a result. Doctors are retiring in record numbers. So your telling me that more money is the problem with getting our veterans the services they need? That could only make sense to a liberal.
First you are assuming that the job losses being announced are directly related to Obamacare.

Second, why would any lay-offs occur so early, even before it costs a corporation a dime?

Finally, some companies that were listed on "the list" such as Boeing have absolutely no need to layoff anyone due to Obamacare. The insurance program that they have carried for the last 20 years more than meets anything required by Obamacare......and yet it was on "the list." HINT: The list is a sham.

Show me one place I said more money was necessary to get Vets needed care.

SHow me one reason ANY business would layoff now due to Obamacare.
Community Disorganizer

Trumbull, CT

#118279 Nov 20, 2012
Will Obama invest billions of US taxpayers money to save the Twinkie?

Since: Sep 12

Location hidden

#118280 Nov 20, 2012
same old song and dance never changes just more bs and more lyes . i vote ted nugent for leader i would promis u he would have a plain and not put america down

Since: Nov 08

Provo, UT

#118281 Nov 20, 2012
joe wrote:
GQ: How old do you think the Earth is?
Marco Rubio: I'm not a scientist, man. I can tell you what recorded history says, I can tell you what the Bible says, but I think that's a dispute amongst theologians and I think it has nothing to do with the gross domestic product or economic growth of the United States. I think the age of the universe has zero to do with how our economy is going to grow. I'm not a scientist. I don't think I'm qualified to answer a question like that. At the end of the day, I think there are multiple theories out there on how the universe was created and I think this is a country where people should have the opportunity to teach them all. I think parents should be able to teach their kids what their faith says, what science says. Whether the Earth was created in 7 days, or 7 actual eras, I'm not sure we'll ever be able to answer that. It's one of the great mysteries.
Should be a fun four years.
I don't understand your comment on the article. What are you trying to say? I thought he gave a well balanced answer without forcing his personal beliefs on everyone else.

Since: Jul 12

Chester, VA

#118282 Nov 20, 2012
Pittakos wrote:
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I don't understand your comment on the article. What are you trying to say? I thought he gave a well balanced answer without forcing his personal beliefs on everyone else.
Did Rubio commit to any answer or even say he had a preference for one answer over the other?

We will be hearing this again in 3 years.

Since: Nov 08

Provo, UT

#118283 Nov 20, 2012
okb2 wrote:
<quoted text>
Did Rubio commit to any answer or even say he had a preference for one answer over the other?
We will be hearing this again in 3 years.
No, he did not. Again, I thought he gave a very balanced answer that there is room for discussion of all points of view. So what is wrong with that?

Since: Jul 12

Chester, VA

#118284 Nov 20, 2012
Pittakos wrote:
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No, he did not. Again, I thought he gave a very balanced answer that there is room for discussion of all points of view. So what is wrong with that?
Because the discussion do not belong in the same place for the most part. One discussion belongs in school science classes and the other belongs in church or at home.

The alternative of course is to allow the discussion in school and in church with each saying the other is wrong.

I will go one further, the day that people start looking at religion and science as equals, religion will lose. Science is backed by physical evidence and experimentation that is reproducable. As a general rule, the world of science, world-wide is in general agreement over most things.

You can not even get religion to agree much with other religions or even within itself. Catholicism, the largest Christian religion has no problem with evolution or with world being old. Even a majority of Protestants do not believe young earth ideas.

“Impeach Obama!”

Since: Jul 08

Memphis, TN

#118285 Nov 20, 2012
Obama Welfare Motors wrote:
More from the Government Motors scam:
http://autos.yahoo.com/blogs/motoramic/worker...
India is the world's largest democracy. Why not ship Government Motor jobs off to India, which is the main rival to Chinese hegemony in South Asia?

Per capita GDP is much lower in India than the United States. So, why do greedy and overpaid American Union Scum hate the poor people of India so much?

Just sayin'

Since: Nov 08

Provo, UT

#118286 Nov 20, 2012
okb2 wrote:
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Because the discussion do not belong in the same place for the most part. One discussion belongs in school science classes and the other belongs in church or at home.
The alternative of course is to allow the discussion in school and in church with each saying the other is wrong.
I will go one further, the day that people start looking at religion and science as equals, religion will lose. Science is backed by physical evidence and experimentation that is reproducable. As a general rule, the world of science, world-wide is in general agreement over most things.
You can not even get religion to agree much with other religions or even within itself. Catholicism, the largest Christian religion has no problem with evolution or with world being old. Even a majority of Protestants do not believe young earth ideas.
Why the fear of allowing discussion on differing views in schools? I don't believe in a young earth but at the same time, I have a very difficult time accepting that we are an accidental product of the big bang. The odds are stacked so tremendously against it that it isn't even feasible let alone reproducible. If minds are to be opened to ideas in the search for truth, then all possibilities need to be presented. They don't need to be promoted but just presented as ideas.

Since: Jul 12

Chester, VA

#118287 Nov 20, 2012
Pittakos wrote:
<quoted text>
Why the fear of allowing discussion on differing views in schools? I don't believe in a young earth but at the same time, I have a very difficult time accepting that we are an accidental product of the big bang. The odds are stacked so tremendously against it that it isn't even feasible let alone reproducible. If minds are to be opened to ideas in the search for truth, then all possibilities need to be presented. They don't need to be promoted but just presented as ideas.
If you want church views made to look silly in science class go for it. And understand, there are about as many different church views as there are religions. What are the churches that believe in creationism and "new" earth going to say when the HS science teacher shows students how silly those idea's are?

Are we going to teach the Catholic view and the Hopi Indian beliefs as well?

Since: Jul 12

Chester, VA

#118288 Nov 20, 2012
Pittakos wrote:
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Why the fear of allowing discussion on differing views in schools? I don't believe in a young earth but at the same time, I have a very difficult time accepting that we are an accidental product of the big bang. The odds are stacked so tremendously against it that it isn't even feasible let alone reproducible. If minds are to be opened to ideas in the search for truth, then all possibilities need to be presented. They don't need to be promoted but just presented as ideas.
BTW: I am all for an elective course comparing religions and their beliefs.
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118289 Nov 20, 2012
Pittakos wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't understand your comment on the article. What are you trying to say? I thought he gave a well balanced answer without forcing his personal beliefs on everyone else.
Reality check:

Any public official/candidate/office holder who says he doesn't know the answer to that question is a LIAR! They are not equal conclusions. The age of the planet is a known FACT, period. What the Bible says is a BELIEF.

This is why the Republican party is doomed. You guys don't know the difference. And you don't have ANY tolerance for people who don't go along with your mistaken ideas about the world we ALL live in.
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118290 Nov 20, 2012
A prosecutor in Wisconsin said Monday that Gov. Scott Walker(R) and top aides participated in a scheme to run campaign operations from government-owned offices, according to a report by The Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel.

Monday’s hearing resulted in former Walker deputy chief of staff Kelly M. Rindfleisch being sentenced to six months in prison and three years of probation for knowingly attending to campaign duties while working on county time during the last year of Walker’s term as executive of Milwaukee County.

Assistant District Attorney Bruce Landgraf reportedly claimed that Rindfleisch was just one member of what Walker had designated as a campaign group within his inner-circles. The group was said to include top county officials, along with Walker himself.

Landgraf added that the campaign group was so involved in county business that they were vetting public news releases and coordinating conference calls to make sure the county office was “in sync” with the campaign.

Though the investigation is still ongoing, the prosecutor did not say whether Walker is being targeted. Walker’s former top aide, chief of staff Timothy Russell, faces trial for embezzlement next month.

Since: Nov 08

Provo, UT

#118291 Nov 20, 2012
joe wrote:
<quoted text>
Reality check:
Any public official/candidate/office holder who says he doesn't know the answer to that question is a LIAR! They are not equal conclusions. The age of the planet is a known FACT, period. What the Bible says is a BELIEF.
This is why the Republican party is doomed. You guys don't know the difference. And you don't have ANY tolerance for people who don't go along with your mistaken ideas about the world we ALL live in.
Uhhhhh, who's being intolerant?

The Bible actually says many different things to different people. I happen to believe that the earth is about as old as the scientists say but I also happen to believe that the creation was a directed event just due to the overwhelming odds that we would exist merely from an accident. Yes, there are some who take the Bible literally when it says "days" to describe the creation process. I happen to disagree with that point of view so you can't just lump every person who believes in the Bible into a single group.
Now, what scientists say about the creation is also a belief because none of them were there to witness it. They've got some pretty strong evidence for certain events but it is still a belief and a belief that will probably continue to evolve as more information is discovered. They can't replicate and prove their belief no more than a creationist can prove that they are right.
I still believe that the answer that was given was a well balanced answer without trying to take sides but merely leaving it up to an open mind.

Since: Nov 08

Provo, UT

#118292 Nov 20, 2012
okb2 wrote:
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If you want church views made to look silly in science class go for it. And understand, there are about as many different church views as there are religions. What are the churches that believe in creationism and "new" earth going to say when the HS science teacher shows students how silly those idea's are?
Are we going to teach the Catholic view and the Hopi Indian beliefs as well?
I think you misunderstand what I am saying. There is a difference between teaching something and presenting something. I have proposed the latter. When I teach that two plus two equals four, that is a fact. When I say that there are differing views on how the world was created and here are some of them, I am presenting information that is left for the individual to think about and pursue should they so desire but it is not presented as fact. Do we need to fear information or thought? I don't think so.

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