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Indianapolis, IN

#149089 Mar 28, 2013
Grand Birther wrote:
<quoted text>People are not born gay, it is a learned behavior.
Gays deserve every right of heterosexual couples except the right to say that they are married, because marriage is between a man and woman.
They have what could be termed an (un)civil union.
Welcome to America moron. They have the right to say whatever they want. They can even say that they're from Kentucky - although why anyone would admit that escapes me.

“Bonjour Hello Buongiorno Hola”

Since: Feb 12

Ottawa

#149092 Mar 28, 2013
Grand Birther wrote:
<quoted text>
People are not born gay, it is a learned behavior.
Gays deserve every right of heterosexual couples except the right to say that they are married, because marriage is between a man and woman.
They have what could be termed an (un)civil union.
You wrote : "People are not born gay, it is a learned behavior."

Yup, the height of ignorance.

Let's say I have a choice between straight and gay. I live in Saudi Arabia where gays are executed. Bad choice. Or I lived during the Inquisition where gays were burned at the stake. Bad choice. Or I lived in Canada or the US or Europe where, as little as 30 years ago, society would shun me, humiliate me, and I could never get the lowest security clearance allowing me to work for the govt or defence-related firms. Well, GB, you tell me why anyone would be fool enough, under the aforementioned circunstances, to choose homosexuality. Have you never heard of the Y and X chromosones?

“Bonjour Hello Buongiorno Hola”

Since: Feb 12

Ottawa

#149093 Mar 28, 2013
Grand Birther wrote:
<quoted text>
Your post is pure fiction that is not supported by any legal non-fraudulent evidence.
Natural born US citizens aren't born in Kenya of only one US parent.
Heh, have you ever seen another birth certificate issued by Hawaii DOH containing that one-of-a-kind error like Obama's did?
tXe?
By the way, I can see myself possibly voting for a future President born in Canada of just one US parent thanks to Obama's usurpation.
Won't that just be lovely?
And you wonder why your repetitious and platitudinous posts are deleted by Topix? Really?
Grand Birther

Oregon, OH

#149095 Mar 28, 2013
Spamming Loser wrote:
<quoted text>
People are not born gay, it is a learned behavior.
Gays deserve every right of heterosexual couples except the right to say that they are married, because marriage is between a man and woman.
They have what could be termed an (un)civil union.
I see how a complete idiot could think something like that.
Fantastic job confirming your deep-seated hatred and bigotry, Kentucky Klown Kar.

“zero nuclear weapons”

Since: Sep 08

Perryville

#149096 Mar 28, 2013
Rouge hereis some thing t think about

Ships Costing U.S.$37 Billion Lack Firepower, Navy Told

The U.S. Navy’s troubled Littoral Combat Ship, a vessel intended to be small and speedy for use in shallow waters close to shore, lacks the firepower it needs, a top U.S. navy commander said in a classified memo.

Vice Admiral Tom Copeman, the commander of naval surface forces, called on the Navy to consider a ship with more offensive capability after the first 24 vessels are built, according to a Navy official who asked not to be identified discussing the confidential document.

Copeman’s memo, prepared late last year at the request of Admiral Jonathan Greenert, the chief of naval operations, indicates the Navy may be starting to re-examine the $37 billion program. A review could lead to an eventual redesign of the ship or the development of an entirely new vessel.

“He’s raising issues which no one with active-duty stars on their shoulders has said before,” said Norman Polmar, an independent naval analyst and author who’s spoken to Navy officials about Copeman’s memo.“He’s not playing the total party line. I think it will have an impact on people expressing their views.”

Producing a ship that can accommodate larger guns or Harpoon anti-ship missiles “would be a major redesign,” Polmar said in an interview.“It will be real work to put major weapons on the ship.”

The Littoral Combat Ship -- derided by critics inside the Navy as the “Little Crappy Ship”-- has been beset by troubles since 2005 as the price doubled to $440 million per vessel

Two Versions

Two versions are now being built: A steel-hulled vessel made in Marinette, Wisconsin, by a team led by Lockheed Martin Corp.(LMT)(LMT), and an aluminum trimaran built in Mobile, Alabama, by a group led by Austal Ltd.(ASB)(ASB) Lockheed’s first ship developed a crack in the hull, and Austal’s vessel had corrosion problems.

Conceived in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the ship was designed to replace aging frigates and other vessels. It’s intended to perform missions such as clearing mines, hunting submarines, interdicting drugs and providing humanitarian relief.

Nothing has haunted the LCS more than the perception that both variants are too lightly armed and may not survive an enemy attack. The Pentagon’s chief weapons tester has cited flaws with the ship’s guns and concluded that its helicopter isn’t powerful enough to tow mine-hunting equipment.

The ship “is not expected to be survivable in that it is not expected to maintain mission capability after taking a significant hit in a hostile combat environment,” Michael Gilmore, the weapons tester, said in a January report.

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Since: Sep 08

Perryville

#149097 Mar 28, 2013
part 2

Designed for Speed’

Until now, Navy officials have maintained that the ship has sufficient defenses to perform its missions while working in tandem with the rest of a battle group.

“These ships are designed for speed,” Rear Admiral Tom Eccles, deputy commander for naval systems engineering at the Naval Sea Systems Command, said at a Surface Navy Association conference in January.“They’re designed to be in the fight and then get out of the fight when it’s required.”

Copeman’s assessment suggests that the Navy may rethink that strategy. In a speech at the same Navy association conference, Copeman spoke publicly about the possibility of creating a “Super LCS,” likening it to the evolution in fighter jets from the F/A-18 Hornet to the Super Hornet. The newer plane is a larger version of the aircraft built by Chicago-based Boeing Co.(BA), with longer range and more endurance than its predecessor.

The vice admiral’s memo calls for a vessel that can operate independently rather than traveling under the protection of better-armed ships, according to a government official familiar with the document who isn’t in the Navy and asked to not be identified.

‘We’re Out-Gunned’

“It’s born of this nagging fear in the surface warfare community and elsewhere that we’re out-gunned by the Chinese, who have a series of surface-to-surface missiles,” said Bryan McGrath, a retired naval officer who commanded a destroyer.

Outfitting the LCS with heavy-duty missiles or guns would add weight, and “additional weight means a loss in both speed and endurance,” said McGrath, a critic of the Littoral Combat Ship who is director of consulting at Delex Systems Inc. in Herndon, Virginia.

The Navy projects that the $37 billion program will buy 52 ships. Of those, four have been built and the Navy has agreed to buy 20 more through 2015.

“We’re committed to 52 LCS’s,” Captain Danny Hernandez, chief spokesman for Greenert, the chief of naval operations, said when asked about Copeman’s memo.

‘Thoughtful Look’

Lockheed, based in Bethesda, Maryland, is building its Littoral Combat Ships in partnership with Marinette Marine Corp., a subsidiary of Fincantieri SpA, based in Trieste, Italy. The other version is made by Austal, based in Henderson, Australia, in partnership with Falls Church, Virginia-based General Dynamics Corp.(GD)

Greenert requested the memo from Copeman, which was entitled “Vision for the 2025 Surface Fleet” and was previously reported by Defense News. The comments on the LCS are three paragraphs in a 10-page document on the future of the Navy’s surface fleet.

“He appreciated the thoughtful look he gave into the future,” Hernandez said of Greenert’s reaction to the memo. He said the Navy chief considered Copeman’s proposals to be “interesting and useful.”

Those who have read Copeman’s recommendation offered differing interpretations of the changes he envisions. While the Navy official who asked to not be identified said the current LCS designs could be revised, the other government official said the proposed changes would amount to developing a new type of ship.

“zero nuclear weapons”

Since: Sep 08

Perryville

#149098 Mar 28, 2013
part3

Offensive Power’

“There’s inexpensive ways, less expensive ways, to dramatically increase the offensive power of our surface fleet, I think, without spending hundred, tens and tens of millions of dollars on research and development and come up with new classes of ships,” Copeman said in the January speech, according to a transcript.“I think we can look at what we’ve got, and what we’ve got on the drawing boards right now, and take great advantage of that.”

Copeman’s memo didn’t discuss whether one of the two current designs should be scrapped or whether just one version should be used as the base model for future improvements, the Navy official said.

Building both versions of the ship, which have different designs and parts, adds about $400 million in operating and maintenance costs over the lifetime of the vessels, according to Rear Admiral James Murdoch, who oversees the ship’s procurement.

To contact the reporter on this story: David Lerman in Washington at dlerman1@bloomberg.net

just think what that 37B could hav been used for like the food stamp program or other programns

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-03-28/ship...
Therealnews com

West Sayville, NY

#149099 Mar 28, 2013
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
Therealnews com wrote:
<quoted text>
Most in Congress DO NOT BELIEVE in the US Constitution.
If they did, they would have impeached:
LBJ for lying about the Gulf of Tonkin.
Nixon for Watergate.
Reagan/Bush for Iran/Contra.
Bush/Cheney for WMD in Iraq.
http://tinyurl.com/yh3xdku
<quoted text>
The only problem it is not a violation of the Constitution to lie. It is however a CRIME to commit perjury in a Federal court and a Federal Grand Jury as did Bill Clinton did. But I noticed you did not list Bill Clinton. WHY?
Nope, wrong again.

==========

Judge Andrew Napolitano says Bush and Cheney should be prosecuted for crimes against the United States Constitution.

Lies The Government Told You

Author: Judge Andrew Napolitano / http://tinyurl.com/ykdwxlc /
Judge Andrew Napolitano has created a great book with Lies The Government Told You. He has put into writing what many of us have long suspected…our government has been lying to use for years about almost everything it has ever done. If you think our government is crooked and power hungry, you will realize just how crooked it is when you read this book. Lies The Government Told You is scary as hell to be truthful. I didn’t find a single thing that I disagreed with. It’s almost unbelievable how far our Nation has moved from the Constitution. While I don’t watch much news anymore (I find most so called “journalists” to be either too frightened or too stupid to ask real questions that actually matter) I see enough to keep up with the major stories. I was glad to see Napolitano mention the failure of the national media as well in the book. Lies The Government Told You will really open your eyes to how broken our government is, not just because it’s virtually bankrupt, but because it fails to uphold the constitution and protect the very citizens that fund it. You will also learn that the Federal Reserve isn’t a “federal” entity. It’s a private corporation that controls all our money with little or no oversight. There used to be a joke that if Alan Greenspan happened to comment how nasty a rainy day was, the stock market would drop fifty points. It doesn’t sound far-fetched when you realize how much power the Federal Reserve actually has. I wold love to see this book as required reading in any government class. It truly does open your mind to the countless ways we as citizens have failed to protect our own freedoms by allowing such actions to occur time and time again. If you can still vote for most politicians after reading this, I can only hope they have also read the book. All Americans should be both shocked and ashamed at our government for these lies. We should remember these actions the next time we vote, though another big problem is the lack of choices on the ballot. Let’s be honest, how many times have you voted for the lesser of two evils? I highly recommend this book for everyone. If millions read it and understand how far we have fallen, maybe there is still hope that we can get our government and our constitutional rights back.
http://www.bookreviewsweekly.com/lies-the-gov...
Therealnews com

West Sayville, NY

#149100 Mar 28, 2013
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
Therealnews com wrote:
<quoted text>
Most in Congress DO NOT BELIEVE in the US Constitution.
If they did, they would have impeached:
LBJ for lying about the Gulf of Tonkin.
Nixon for Watergate.
Reagan/Bush for Iran/Contra.
Bush/Cheney for WMD in Iraq.
http://tinyurl.com/yh3xdku
<quoted text>
The only problem it is not a violation of the Constitution to lie. It is however a CRIME to commit perjury in a Federal court and a Federal Grand Jury as did Bill Clinton did. But I noticed you did not list Bill Clinton. WHY?
ELECT ANOTHER REPUBLICAN?

ARE YOU INSANE?

Judge Andrew Napolitano says Bush and Cheney should be prosecuted for crimes against the United States Constitution.

The Libertarian commentator debates politics, history and what he considers to be the unconstitutional behavior of both the Bush and Obama administrations, with consumer advocate and four-time presidential candidate Ralph Nader.
http://tinyurl.com/2bl7gjm / June 2, 2010
Well, this is something you don't see every day. Ralph Nader hosted this interview segment with Fox News' Judge Andrew Napolitano and discussed his book, Lies the Government Told You. I'm surprised the judge is going to be allowed on Fox after making the statements he did about Bush and Cheney during the interview.

Nader: What's the sanction for President Bush and Vice President Cheney?

Napolitano: There's been no sanction except what history will say about them.

Nader: What should be the sanctions?

Napolitano: They should have been indicted. They absolutely should have been indicted for torturing, for spying, for arresting without warrants. I'd like to say they should be indicted for lying but believe it or not, unless you're under oath, lying is not a crime. At least not an indictable crime. It's a moral crime.

Nader: So you think George W. Bush and Dick Cheney should even though they've left office, they haven't escaped the criminal laws, they should be indicted and prosecuted?

Napolitano: The evidence in this book and in others, our colleague the great Vincent Bugliosi has amassed an incredible amount of evidence. The purpose of this book was not to amass that evidence but I do discuss it, is overwhelming when you compare it to the level of evidence required for a normal indictment that George W. Bush as President and Dick Cheney as Vice President participated in criminal conspiracies to violate the federal law and the guaranteed civil liberties of hundreds, maybe thousands of human beings
http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/293848-1
Therealnews com

West Sayville, NY

#149101 Mar 28, 2013
Jacques from Ottawa wrote:
<quoted text>
I didn't draw the list and if I did, I would not have included him as his so-called "crime" didn't cost billions and didn't kill anyone or give comfort to the enemy by supplying him with support and arms.
Monica Lewinsky did not sell arms to Iran and the Contra's like Ollie North did.

Oliver North Questioned - Rex 84 Exposed During Iran Contra
Therealnews com

West Sayville, NY

#149102 Mar 28, 2013

“Bonjour Hello Buongiorno Hola”

Since: Feb 12

Ottawa

#149103 Mar 28, 2013
Therealnews com wrote:
<quoted text>
Monica Lewinsky did not sell arms to Iran and the Contra's like Ollie North did.
Oliver North Questioned - Rex 84 Exposed During Iran Contra
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =Ug0IL7k3elQXX
Yes, but these birthers are horrified by sexual shenanigans of the Clinton type. One can tell by the language displayed here on Topix.
Therealnews com

West Sayville, NY

#149104 Mar 28, 2013
Jacques from Ottawa wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, but these birthers are horrified by sexual shenanigans of the Clinton type. One can tell by the language displayed here on Topix.
Except when a Republican does it, then they think its OK.

LOL

“Bonjour Hello Buongiorno Hola”

Since: Feb 12

Ottawa

#149105 Mar 28, 2013
Therealnews com wrote:
Interesting. Discouraging. &#358;o fundamentalist cement-head birther birfoons, the Monica Lewsinki affair is much more devastating, much more scandalous, than the Iran-Contra horror.
Learn to Read

Indianapolis, IN

#149106 Mar 28, 2013
Therealnews com wrote:
<quoted text>Except when a Republican does it, then they think its OK.

LOL
Well the Grand Ol Party is trying to pitch a bigger tent (or is that a wider stance?)

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#149107 Mar 28, 2013
Hey, I have an idea. Why don't we just plug all those volcanoes? Rogue

Volcanoes emit more CO2 than humans
"Human additions of CO2 to the atmosphere must be taken into perspective.

Over the past 250 years, humans have added just one part of CO2 in 10,000 to the atmosphere. One volcanic cough can do this in a day."

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#149108 Mar 28, 2013
Yep, the Libtards are worried that Global Warming will go away. They can not admit that the actual reason why the Earth is not continuing to warm (it has actually cooled recently) and they will not admit the reason is that our Sun is chilling out. Why? That is easy.
They will not give our Sun the credit for the global warming trend the second half of last year. You see, any change is bad and since it is bad, it must be caused by evil mankind.
Have you ever figured out why they changed it from Global Warming to Climate Change about six years ago? Because they expect the climate to change to be cooler. Oh, they will not admit it but by changing it to Climate Change they have an out when it happens.

Volcanic eruptions mask global warming

By Megan Gannon
LiveScience
Volcanic eruptions, even small and moderate ones, might counter some of the effects of global warming, new research suggests.
The planet didn't heat up as much as scientists expected it to from 2000 to 2010 (though it was still the warmest decade on record), and a new study finds that chemical compounds spewed during modest eruptions around the globe could be behind the trend.
When sulfur dioxide emitted by a volcano rises up to the stratospheric aerosol layer of the atmosphere, it undergoes chemical reactions, forming particles that reflect sunlight back into space instead of letting it get to the surface of the planet. This has a cooling effect on Earth that can help mitigate the impacts of heat-trapping greenhouse gasses.
http://science.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/01/1...

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#149109 Mar 28, 2013
Climategate leaker: Civilization is being destroyed by lying ‘science’ elitists

By Ron Arnold —“What if climate change appears to be just mainly a multi-decadal natural fluctuation? They’ll kill us probably.”
This private musing between two climate scientist colleagues first surfaced along with a whole raft of embarrassing material in 2011, when the anonymous Climategate leaker who calls himself “Mr. FOIA” leaked his second set of emails from Britain’s disgraced Climate Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia. Now, Mr. FOIA has emerged for a third time, sharing with the world not only his entire batch of 220,000 encrypted emails and documents but also, for the first time, his thoughts.
Mr. FOIA had previously released two batches of 5,000 files each in 2009 and 2011. This enormous third batch went to a network of friends for decoding, sorting and publication.
The first and second email batches contained conversations among “scientists” who appear to have dishonored a once respectable discipline, documenting that their claims of a “man-made global warming crisis” look exactly like deliberate contrivances for academic career gain, research funding and positions of political power in “the cause.”
Some big-name players are playing games with people’s lives and livelihoods.
Biggest Player. The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the scientific panel whose reports contain the work of Glimategate figures – and are highly politicized and publicized to increase fear of Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW):“imminent catastrophic man-made climate change.” Many horrendously expensive and needless local, state, federal and international policies have flowed from IPCC’s flawed reports.

Read more at NetRightDaily.com : http://netrightdaily.com/2013/03/climategate-...

“Bonjour Hello Buongiorno Hola”

Since: Feb 12

Ottawa

#149110 Mar 28, 2013
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
Yep, the Libtards are worried that Global Warming will go away. They can not admit that the actual reason why the Earth is not continuing to warm (it has actually cooled recently) and they will not admit the reason is that our Sun is chilling out. Why? That is easy.
They will not give our Sun the credit for the global warming trend the second half of last year. You see, any change is bad and since it is bad, it must be caused by evil mankind.
Have you ever figured out why they changed it from Global Warming to Climate Change about six years ago? Because they expect the climate to change to be cooler. Oh, they will not admit it but by changing it to Climate Change they have an out when it happens.
Volcanic eruptions mask global warming
By Megan Gannon
LiveScience
Volcanic eruptions, even small and moderate ones, might counter some of the effects of global warming, new research suggests.
The planet didn't heat up as much as scientists expected it to from 2000 to 2010 (though it was still the warmest decade on record), and a new study finds that chemical compounds spewed during modest eruptions around the globe could be behind the trend.
When sulfur dioxide emitted by a volcano rises up to the stratospheric aerosol layer of the atmosphere, it undergoes chemical reactions, forming particles that reflect sunlight back into space instead of letting it get to the surface of the planet. This has a cooling effect on Earth that can help mitigate the impacts of heat-trapping greenhouse gasses.
http://science.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/01/1...
When you are wrong on all counts, as per yesterday, 5 times, and to divert attention from your foibles, you either tell tall tales about yourself and how you won the Vietnam war singlehandedly or kept the peace between the two Koreas (oh, that's right, there is no peace, still at war), or bawled out a general, or helped a damzel in distress, or were nice to those good clean blacks, you also divert to climate warming or change, supplying one and all with Petroleum and mining-inspired denials. Well, I know zilch about the science of climate or no-climate change, but if your record of being wrong all the time on every other subject is any indication, then I will stick with the real world-recognized scientific community that says we are in a period of global warming or climate change, take your pick.
Grand Birther

Oregon, OH

#149111 Mar 28, 2013
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
Hey, I have an idea. Why don't we just plug all those volcanoes? Rogue
Volcanoes emit more CO2 than humans
"Human additions of CO2 to the atmosphere must be taken into perspective.
Over the past 250 years, humans have added just one part of CO2 in 10,000 to the atmosphere. One volcanic cough can do this in a day."
Laughably wrong as usual. Human CO2 emissions dwarf volcanic emissions.

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