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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Since: Nov 08

Provo, UT

#118338 Dec 18, 2012
Say the Truth wrote:
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That's .003 PERCENT of the population. More people die from diarrhea, but that doesn't make for good cable news or hand-wringing Socialist policy- making.
Just a few more facts, StT,
89 Americans killed by automobiles every day.
40 of those 89 Americans were killed by automobiles where alcohol was involved.
205 Americans killed by alcohol abuse every day.
1214 Americans killed by tobacco use every day. 134 of those Americans were not smokers but were killed by second hand smoke.
2150 unborn Americans killed every day for convenience.

These figures far exceed the deaths caused by guns yet the libs don't want to talk about these.
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118339 Dec 18, 2012
Pittakos wrote:
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Well, I doubt you will see handguns becoming illegal. You can background check and paper trail until the wolves howl at the moon but none of that would have stopped the tragedy that happened last week. When someone is he11-bent on killing others and then offing themselves, they couldn't care less if the police know who's gun it was. You see, criminals will always find a way. On the other hand, perhaps if the principal (at least) had been armed, the outcome may have been very different.
Please, don't be intentionally obtuse. No one believes, nor is anyone saying, that stricter and more restrictive laws will stop all violence. But it will surely lower the incidence. Otherwise, all you're doing is stooging for the gun manufacturers. More violence in the form of arming more people is stupid.

Besides, people will eventually decide that the carnage is not worth the "fun" of guns. Why should innocent people be required to die so that you can shoot squirrels or little paper targets?
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118340 Dec 18, 2012
Say the Truth wrote:
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That's .003 PERCENT of the population. More people die from diarrhea, but that doesn't make for good cable news or hand-wringing Socialist policy- making.
So you want to equate death and injuries to a disease. On this we can agree. Guns, like diarrhea are a disease, in America. All so the small, insecure American male can feel potent and powerful.

A disease. I think you're right.
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118341 Dec 18, 2012
Pittakos wrote:
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Just a few more facts, StT,
89 Americans killed by automobiles every day.
40 of those 89 Americans were killed by automobiles where alcohol was involved.
205 Americans killed by alcohol abuse every day.
1214 Americans killed by tobacco use every day. 134 of those Americans were not smokers but were killed by second hand smoke.
2150 unborn Americans killed every day for convenience.
These figures far exceed the deaths caused by guns yet the libs don't want to talk about these.
How do you equate driving a car, a necessity in America, with a recreational "sport"? Get real, will ya?
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118342 Dec 18, 2012
True or false?

For most of US history, Americans had broad gun rights.

That's false. Until recently, individual gun rights were severely restricted with NRA support.
Say the Truth

Lansdale, PA

#118343 Dec 18, 2012
joe wrote:
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So you want to equate death and injuries to a disease. On this we can agree. Guns, like diarrhea are a disease, in America. All so the small, insecure American male can feel potent and powerful.
A disease. I think you're right.
You have a disease called liberalism, known medically as Cranial Diarrhea. The promulgation of Liberalism is the cause of our current social ills.
Say the Truth

Lansdale, PA

#118344 Dec 18, 2012
joe wrote:
True or false?
For most of US history, Americans had broad gun rights.
That's false. Until recently, individual gun rights were severely restricted with NRA support.
Napa Valley kook.
Say the Truth

Lansdale, PA

#118345 Dec 18, 2012
joe wrote:
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How do you equate driving a car, a necessity in America, with a recreational "sport"? Get real, will ya?
You can take public transit.

What you call a "sport," the Founders call a "Right." The Founders were a lot smarter tha you.
Say the Truth

Lansdale, PA

#118346 Dec 18, 2012
Pittakos wrote:
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Just a few more facts, StT,
89 Americans killed by automobiles every day.
40 of those 89 Americans were killed by automobiles where alcohol was involved.
205 Americans killed by alcohol abuse every day.
1214 Americans killed by tobacco use every day. 134 of those Americans were not smokers but were killed by second hand smoke.
2150 unborn Americans killed every day for convenience.
These figures far exceed the deaths caused by guns yet the libs don't want to talk about these.
I saw the same stats, Pitt. Funny how hypocritical Libs are, noting the latter statistic.
Teddy R

Houston, TX

#118347 Dec 18, 2012
joe wrote:
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All so the small, insecure American male can feel potent and powerful.
I take it you have a parallel opinion of all those others who may feel insecure - small-framed women living alone and working the night shift, frail elderly folks living in what has become a high-crime neighborhood, minorities, etc...

Your sneering post reeks of superiority, dissing the mere idea that anyone having valid reasons for feeling insecure and wanting to avail themselves of every American's Right to keep and bear arms in self-defense is somehow merely acting out your cartoon fantasies of male penis envy - just so you can sneer at them and feel yourself superior.

Pretty childish, joe. You need to give this issue more serious thought with your mind rather than with whatever other part of your anatomy you're currently thinking about it with. Take some time.
Teddy R

Houston, TX

#118348 Dec 18, 2012
joe wrote:
True or false?
For most of US history, Americans had broad gun rights.
That's false. Until recently, individual gun rights were severely restricted with NRA support.
I'd be interested in seeing whatever authoritative evidence you may have that backs up this interesting claim.
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118349 Dec 18, 2012
Say the Truth wrote:
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You can take public transit.
What you call a "sport," the Founders call a "Right." The Founders were a lot smarter tha you.
The "founders"? Why don't you try reading the 2nd again.
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118350 Dec 18, 2012
Teddy R wrote:
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I'd be interested in seeing whatever authoritative evidence you may have that backs up this interesting claim.
I don't care what you're interested in. Not in the least. You were one of those Rovian predictors of the election, weren't you?

You continually prove that you don't know wtf your talking about. So cut the teeny bopper sarcasm and look it up yourself. My postings are for the well read, those who already know the recent origins of the NRA's latest stance on the 2nd amendment.
jikna

New York, NY

#118351 Dec 18, 2012
If you think Jeffery`s story is something,, 2 weaks-ago my dads girlfriend basically also made $4984 grafting eleven hours a week at home and their roomate's aunt`s neighbour has done this for seven months and earned more than $4984 parttime On their laptop. the guidelines on this web-site... http://xurl.es/o67ft
Teddy R

Mclean, VA

#118352 Dec 18, 2012
joe wrote:
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I don't care what you're interested in. Not in the least. You were one of those Rovian predictors of the election, weren't you?
Yeah - I predicted Romney was 1:3 odds-against winning.
joe wrote:
<quoted text>You continually prove that you don't know wtf your talking about. So cut the teeny bopper sarcasm and look it up yourself. My postings are for the well read, those who already know the recent origins of the NRA's latest stance on the 2nd amendment.
I continually back up what I post with attributed sources you are then free to accept or refute.

I am not your RA. You post a claim - you back it up with authoritative sources. Or you are just posting rubbish. As is so far shown to be the case here. Your smarmy references to "the well read" (meaning, one supposes, fellow denizens of your little ideological echo chamber, well-read in HuffPo and Daily KOS) are a joke.

Put up or shut up, kid.
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118355 Dec 19, 2012
Teddy R wrote:
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Yeah - I predicted Romney was 1:3 odds-against winning.
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I continually back up what I post with attributed sources you are then free to accept or refute.
I am not your RA. You post a claim - you back it up with authoritative sources. Or you are just posting rubbish. As is so far shown to be the case here. Your smarmy references to "the well read" (meaning, one supposes, fellow denizens of your little ideological echo chamber, well-read in HuffPo and Daily KOS) are a joke.
Put up or shut up, kid.
What bs, you never back anything up. It's always the same old bleating sarcasm and bitter loser carping from you. You and all the rest of you oldies are done for, over. You've got nothing to contribute, and you don't have a clue that you're done for.

The world has changed, people evolve and move on. Too bad you didn't read that chapter. Night, night.

Since: Nov 08

Provo, UT

#118356 Dec 19, 2012
joe wrote:
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Please, don't be intentionally obtuse. No one believes, nor is anyone saying, that stricter and more restrictive laws will stop all violence. But it will surely lower the incidence. Otherwise, all you're doing is stooging for the gun manufacturers. More violence in the form of arming more people is stupid.
Besides, people will eventually decide that the carnage is not worth the "fun" of guns. Why should innocent people be required to die so that you can shoot squirrels or little paper targets?
I think you are wrong for the reasons I've already stated. You think I'm obstuse? Fine. I find you to be naive.

Since: Nov 08

Provo, UT

#118357 Dec 19, 2012
joe wrote:
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How do you equate driving a car, a necessity in America, with a recreational "sport"? Get real, will ya?
So, you picked on the car stat but totally ignored the second hand smoke part that kills way more Americans every year than do guns. Come on. Let's see your outrage and indignation over smoking. You want to ban guns so you should also want to ban smoking since it is by far more dangerous than guns.

Since: Nov 08

Provo, UT

#118358 Dec 19, 2012
I agree that there needs to be some sort of gun laws. For example, a simple trigger lock would have kept the latest whacko from having been able to create the carnage that he did in Newtown. Guns are a constitutionally guaranteed right but just as with all other rights, it comes with responsibility. I own several guns and they all have trigger locks on them. I am the only one who knows the combination to the locks. The perps mother paid the ultimate price for her irresponsibility to secure her guns. Training and securing are things I can support but violating the Constitution by banning, I cannot.
sally

Brooklyn, NY

#118359 Dec 19, 2012
I think its all balogny nothing to it. what you think ?
jikna wrote:
If you think Jeffery`s story is something,, 2 weaks-ago my dads girlfriend basically also made $4984 grafting eleven hours a week at home and their roomate's aunt`s neighbour has done this for seven months and earned more than $4984 parttime On their laptop. the guidelines on this web-site... http://xurl.es/o67ft

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