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Orangelion

Wrexham, UK

#806341 Nov 16, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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If the Republicans were interested solely in political gain instead of the welfare of the country, they would agree to everything that Obama wants and allow the inevitable crash of the economy.
Tax more, spend more always works out the same.
Obama and bush simply wants to gain more money through tax, while people like romney promised to invest healthiliy in privates companies like McDonalds.

Since: Feb 10

ny ny

#806342 Nov 16, 2012
Obama's Favorability Jumps After Election Win

A new Gallup poll finds President Obama's favorable rating at 58%, his best in over three years.....

Meanwhile, The Week notes losing "is never a great way to increase your popularity.

But to an unusually vocal degree, Republicans are going out of their way to show Romney the door."

http://theweek.com/article/index/236522/why-r...

Lol,,,Why should republicans be any different. Most of the country went out of their way to show Romney the door.
Peppy

Greensboro, NC

#806343 Nov 16, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Hey, I found your popeye pez dispenser, it must have fallen off your desk and into my shoe.
Does lying come naturally to all liberals?
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#806344 Nov 16, 2012
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Some company will make Twinkies, whether with the current personnel and facilities or not.
Your statement that buyers are lining up for the bakeries assumes that existing baking companies are short on production capacity, probably unlikely.
More likely they will just buy some of the machinery.
A Mexican Company has been trying to purchase parts of the firm for years__and in certain areas a supply problem will create a buyer.

Kinda like when the candy business left Reading PA for greener pastures__shyt happens pal__one door closes another one opens__now you've got muchroons and financial centers.

You'd probably rather have the candy companies back wouldn't you?
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#806345 Nov 16, 2012
Peppy wrote:
<quoted text>
How many times do I have to tell you, I am a registered Bull Moose. This is the eleventh time I told you that, are you ever going to listen. You remember every thing else I posted six months ago <insert nasal tone voice> "Hey Peppy, you already posted that six months ago, you're getting boring, nana-nana-na-na" <stop nasal voice> Are you ever going to get it?
Your message has been forwarded to an automatic voice message system HOMER is not available At the tone please record your message When you have finished recording you may hang up or press 1 for more options We did not get your message either because you were not speaking or because of a bad connection To disconnect press 1 to record your message press 2 Are you still there? To disconnect press 1 to record your message press 2 Are you still there? To disconnect press 1 to record your message press 2 Sorry you're having trouble. Please try again later Goodbye
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#806346 Nov 16, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
Romney-Style Economics Behind Decline of Hostess, But Workers Are Paying the Price
Hostess Brands is one of the most recognizable food companies in America, having manufactured Wonder Bread and Twinkies for decades. But now the company has announced they are liquidating, and company is unfairly blaming their workers, many of them members of BCTGM and the Teamsters.
The fact is that the responsibility lies with Hostess’ management and the vulture Wall Street private equity firm behind them, and yet the workers are the ones who will suffer the consequences of this shutdown.
Here are some facts about the Hostess situation:
Hostess is in bankruptcy for the second time since 2009.
For the past 8 years, Hostess has been owned by Wall Street investors: so-called “restructuring experts,” managers from other non-baking food companies, and now a “liquidation specialist.”
The Wall Street investors that own Hostess have no interest in the company succeeding – very similar to the situation of Bain Capital and KB Toys in 2000.
Hostess has had six CEO’s in 8 years, none of whom had any experience in the bread or cake baking industry. This, not any action by the unionized workers, led to their failure.
Hostess workers made numerous concessions, including this year when the company stopped making contributions to their pensions. They went on strike because management offered a contract cutting wages and benefits by 27-32 percent.
Despite their troubles, Hostess’ CEO got a 300 percent raise, from $750,000 to $2,250,000. Other top executives have also gotten raises worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Earlier this week when workers at 20 plants went on strike, Hostess management claimed they would close plants in response. In fact, they already had plans to close at least nine plants as part of a company-wide reorganization. They Mayor of St. Louis said of the closings “I was told months ago…”
http://blog.workingamerica.org/2012/11/16/rom...
Bingo__
One for all all for one

Bethlehem, PA

#806347 Nov 16, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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As if the Communist Chinese party cares about what the Chinese people think.
We can no longer afford to ignore environmental issues in America or the world for that matter. Global warming is real, and coal would be a serious health issue for many and the environment.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#806348 Nov 16, 2012
Peppy wrote:
<quoted text>
Does lying come naturally to all liberals?
Please leave your message for HOMER Record your message after the tone To send a numeric page press 5 When you are finished recording hang up or for delivery options press pound Message is too short Record your message after the tone To send a numeric page press 5 When you are finished recording hang up or for delivery options press pound. We're sorry pressing the 6 is not allowed. Goodbye.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#806349 Nov 16, 2012
Somebody messing with the phone system? I can't seem to get my messages.

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#806350 Nov 16, 2012
moshx wrote:
<quoted text>my screen name has been the same since day one. I don't feel the need to post using others names or any other fake name. As far as moshx goes that's been my nic name since I was about 12.
What's your nickname gonna be now that you're 13?
Orangelion

Wrexham, UK

#806351 Nov 16, 2012
Investing in companies like McDonalds just like Romney Promised will increase the salary and job opportunities for young people, unlike Obama, who is snatching away economically unprepared young peoples money.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#806352 Nov 16, 2012
Fox's Kilmeade On How Fox Hires Female Hosts: "We Go Into The Victoria's Secret Catalogue And We Said,'Can Any Of These People Talk?'"

http://mediamatters.org/blog/2012/11/16/foxs-...

as Homer said.....
Orangelion

Wrexham, UK

#806353 Nov 16, 2012
One for all all for one wrote:
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We can no longer afford to ignore environmental issues in America or the world for that matter. Global warming is real, and coal would be a serious health issue for many and the environment.
The only way to preserve our natural resources is not to steal peoples money, and great enough resources and a good economy in the first place, not to great this nonsense saying, "stop eating too much salmon".
Orangelion

Wrexham, UK

#806354 Nov 16, 2012
*create, not great lol, I don't have dyslexia, so I don't know where I get this from.

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#806355 Nov 16, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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The particulate emissions from one significant volcanic eruption far exceed the annual emissions from all the coal-fired power plants in the world.
Are you talking to the Chinese about not building more coal plants?
At least the Chinese are building newer, advanced cleaner coal plants.

China has vast regions with no electric service as do many under developed countries.

The planet has had eruptions for eons. Our climate & Atmosphere are based on it.

That doesn't mean we should add poisons & pollutants & greenhouse gases over & beyond it. When you do, you change both.

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#806356 Nov 16, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>I think they prefer 'donkey' but I guess jackass is acceptable, although some Democrats may find it offensive.
Pennsylvania...hehe
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#806357 Nov 16, 2012
Gaza: Background and Context

By far the best place to get a real background understanding for Israel’s current war on Gaza is Jerome Slater’s superb analysis of the 2008-2009 war, which appears in the current issue of Harvard and MIT’s jointly published journal, International Security. Here are some salient excerpts, which provide the kind of context one doesn’t receive from the American political class or most of the American media. They only capture a few of Slater’s many profound points; those interested should read the whole piece.

"Israel claimed that because it ended its occupation of Gaza in 2005 by with- drawing the Jewish settlements, continued attacks against it demonstrated Hamas’s true purpose: the destruction of the State of Israel. Therefore, the argument goes, the Jewish state had no other choice but to defend itself. Most of the critics of Cast Lead have not challenged this argument, focusing instead on the moral unacceptability of Israel’s methods.

Nonetheless, the Israeli claim to have had a just cause is unconvincing. First, as already described, Israel maintained both direct and indirect control over Gaza after its 2005 “withdrawal” and continued to inoict severe suffering on its inhabitants. Consequently, the inference that Hamas’s goal of destroying Israel was the only explanation for its attacks is baseless. Second, even if Israel had genuinely ended its occupation of Gaza, its inhabitants would have retained their right to continue the Palestinian struggle against the Israeli occupation and repression of the other Palestinian territories. As the 1992 Oslo agreement states, the West Bank and Gaza Strip are “a single territo- rial unit.” To believe otherwise is the equivalent of believing that, if in the 1770s, the British had withdrawn from New Jersey but continued to occupy the other twelve colonies, the residents of New Jersey would no longer have had the right to take up arms in support of American independence. The right of resistance against aggression, occupation, or repression is inherent in just war morality and, for that matter, in the common morality of mankind."

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/gaza-b...

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#806358 Nov 16, 2012
Peppy wrote:
<quoted text>
Bah, Peppy is no sissy. I sprinkle arsenic on my corn flakes every morning.
This explains your posts.

Symptoms of arsenic poisoning begin with headaches, confusion, severe diarrhea, and drowsiness.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#806359 Nov 16, 2012
One for all all for one wrote:
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So what was Bush's excuse when he ruined the economy?
The end of the Bush Administration saw a normal cyclical recession compounded by the housing bubble, hardly a "ruining" of the economy.

What is your excuse when you beat your wife?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#806362 Nov 16, 2012
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>A Mexican Company has been trying to purchase parts of the firm for years__and in certain areas a supply problem will create a buyer.
Kinda like when the candy business left Reading PA for greener pastures__shyt happens pal__one door closes another one opens__now you've got muchroons and financial centers.
You'd probably rather have the candy companies back wouldn't you?
The supermarket house bread brands are significantly less expensive than Wonder Bread, making the product a tough sell when it offers no real advantage.

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