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carol

Orlando, FL

#811240 Nov 25, 2012
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>And your point is??? The smoking bans began at local government levels and state governments quickly stepped up the bans. The Florida Restaurant Association fought tooth and nail against designated smoking areas but agreed with the smoking bans__figure that out.
Carol__it's the health insurance companies that are behind the anti tobacco laws as well as the policies that require drug screening for new hires and random drug testing. The insurance companies after all are the ones who get stuck with the financial results of reckless habits and activities.
You've been speaking to lung disease and cancer__smoking causes myriad health problems aside from those, heart and artery disease,
skin disorders, the shrinkage of gums which causes dental and then digestive problems. The list of smoking related diseases and disorders is enormous.
I'm curious about why anyone would put up a pro-tobacco argument.
It's a second hand smoke argument. It's overrated to the point of hysteria.

Do you know the adverse effects on the body from drugs and alcohol? And the consequences of both on families and loved ones? Or crime and unnecessary deaths associated with both?

Smoking is harmful. But public hysteria about second hand smoke doesn't change one's choice to smoke and harming their own bodies.
new yawk

Tonawanda, NY

#811241 Nov 25, 2012
Apparently yours is the best.

Pretty confident when you posted your cheescake recipe.

The one you were making for Christmas.

The year I was Crowned Queen Of The Flames ... Remember?

You Crowned me Queen Of Spades .. Naturally, I held all The Trump.

Did you know Playing The Queen is the most strategic of all the moves in a Game Of Spades.
IM A SIDE OF ANGUS wrote:
<quoted text>
You know, I've never tasted SICILIAN cheese cake, and I bet your kind is the best!

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#811242 Nov 25, 2012
10 States That Rely The Most On Food Stamps: USDA

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/13/10-s...

1. Mississippi

Percentage of Population on Food Stamps: 20.7 percent
Annual Change in Food Stamps from 2010: 8.4 percent
2010 Total State Population: 2,967,297

2. Oregon

Percentage of Population on Food Stamps: 20.1 percent
Annual Change in Food Stamps from 2010: 9.6 percent
2010 Total State Population: 3,831,074

3. Tennessee

Percentage of Population on Food Stamps: 19.8 percent
Annual Change in Food Stamps from 2010: 17.9 percent
2010 Total State Population: 6.2 million

4. New Mexico

Percentage of Population on Food Stamps: 19.8 percent
Annual Change in Food Stamps from 2010: 17.9 percent
2010 Total State Population: 2,059,179

5. Michigan

Percentage of Population on Food Stamps: 19.7 percent
Annual Change in Food Stamps from 2010: 11.4 percent
2010 Total State Population: 9,883,640

6. Louisiana

Percentage of Population on Food Stamps: 19.2 percent
Annual Change in Food Stamps from 2010: 7.5 percent
2010 Total State Population: 4,533,372

7. Kentucky

Percentage of Population on Food Stamps: 18.8 percent
Annual Change in Food Stamps from 2010: 5.9 percent
2010 Total State Population: 4,339,367

8. West Virginia

Percentage of Population on Food Stamps: 18.7 percent
Annual Change in Food Stamps from 2010: 2.4 percent
2010 Total State Population: 1,852,994

9. Maine

Percentage of Population on Food Stamps: 18.6 percent
Annual Change in Food Stamps from 2010: 8 percent
2010 Total State Population: 1,328,361

10. South Carolina

Percentage of Population on Food Stamps: 18.2 percent
Annual Change in Food Stamps from 2010: 7.1 percent
2010 Total State Population: 4,625,364

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/13/10-s...
carol

Orlando, FL

#811243 Nov 25, 2012
OzRitz wrote:
<quoted text>
Look this has been enforced in Europe and most advanced countries now for decades. No one can smoke within 15 meters of a doorway to any building. Not even in open air sports arenas, nor any resturant , nightclub or any enclosed area. I think in Australia now if anyone is caught smoking in the car with children its an $250 on the spot fine. Some companies actually deduct money from employees who duck outside the building for so called smoke breaks. So in otherwords if you smoke you are treated like a leper which is how it should be.
But addiction to narcotics and alcohol is met with a lot more tolerance.

Go figure.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#811244 Nov 25, 2012
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>Just like Marion County, Right?? Ooops dats a Demorat County, ain't it??
Marion County, Indiana's most populated county, supported the Republican candidates from 1968 to 2000, before backing the Democrats in the 2004 and 2008 elections.

the state's(Indiana) Democrats tend to be somewhat more conservative than their counterparts in the rest of the country, especially on social issues.

Politics of Indiana

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Politics_of_Indi...

“life under BO”

Since: Sep 12

buena vista

#811246 Nov 25, 2012
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
10 States That Rely The Most On Food Stamps: USDA
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/13/10-s...
1. Mississippi
Percentage of Population on Food Stamps: 20.7 percent
Annual Change in Food Stamps from 2010: 8.4 percent
2010 Total State Population: 2,967,297
2. Oregon
Percentage of Population on Food Stamps: 20.1 percent
Annual Change in Food Stamps from 2010: 9.6 percent
2010 Total State Population: 3,831,074
3. Tennessee
Percentage of Population on Food Stamps: 19.8 percent
Annual Change in Food Stamps from 2010: 17.9 percent
2010 Total State Population: 6.2 million
4. New Mexico
Percentage of Population on Food Stamps: 19.8 percent
Annual Change in Food Stamps from 2010: 17.9 percent
2010 Total State Population: 2,059,179
5. Michigan
Percentage of Population on Food Stamps: 19.7 percent
Annual Change in Food Stamps from 2010: 11.4 percent
2010 Total State Population: 9,883,640
6. Louisiana
Percentage of Population on Food Stamps: 19.2 percent
Annual Change in Food Stamps from 2010: 7.5 percent
2010 Total State Population: 4,533,372
7. Kentucky
Percentage of Population on Food Stamps: 18.8 percent
Annual Change in Food Stamps from 2010: 5.9 percent
2010 Total State Population: 4,339,367
8. West Virginia
Percentage of Population on Food Stamps: 18.7 percent
Annual Change in Food Stamps from 2010: 2.4 percent
2010 Total State Population: 1,852,994
9. Maine
Percentage of Population on Food Stamps: 18.6 percent
Annual Change in Food Stamps from 2010: 8 percent
2010 Total State Population: 1,328,361
10. South Carolina
Percentage of Population on Food Stamps: 18.2 percent
Annual Change in Food Stamps from 2010: 7.1 percent
2010 Total State Population: 4,625,364
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/13/10-s...
Oregon went red, eh, dingus? Maine, too?

“life under BO”

Since: Sep 12

buena vista

#811247 Nov 25, 2012
Any increase in the number of families on food stamps is 100% the fault of the failure Obimbles.
new yawk

Tonawanda, NY

#811248 Nov 25, 2012
LOL! You betray yourself, Bubbles.
You also overestimate your savvy and prowess, which grow thin.

Never underestimate A WOP. ;) It's in Their Blood.

They are all criminally minded, as in they think steps ahead of their adversaries.

Oooops, trumped and punked again, eh bubbles?
IM A SIDE OF ANGUS wrote:
<quoted text>
You know, I've never tasted SICILIAN cheese cake, and I bet your kind is the best!
COLONAL ANGUS wrote:
Make that ColonEl Angus ....but a dumb drunk guinea won't notice ...

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#811249 Nov 25, 2012
sage won wrote:
<quoted text>
Oregon went red, eh, dingus? Maine, too?
speaking of Maine.

LePage: More Mainers receiving welfare than paying taxes

By Clarke Canfield, The Associated Press

Posted Dec. 17, 2011, at 12:22 p.m.
Last modified Dec. 19, 2011, at 9:35 a.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — There are more Mainers receiving welfare benefits than there are income tax filers paying taxes, Republican Gov. Paul LePage said Saturday.

But Democrats said LePage’s numbers are deceptive and not entirely truthful.

In reiterating his call for the need to cut human services programs to save money, the governor said in his weekly radio address that Maine had 453,000 people receiving welfare benefits in 2010. At the same time, he said, the state had only 445,000 tax filers who paid taxes.

LePage said he doesn’t relish the thought of people being hurt by spending cuts, but said it isn’t fair to cover the $221 million Medicaid funding shortage by raising taxes or asking other state agencies to make up the difference. Rather, the state needs to rein in Medicaid costs and restructure the program, he said.

“There is no joy in taking anything away from anyone,” the governor said in his address.“But there is one question I need to ask: Why should people struggle in this economy to pay their state taxes while the state of Maine operates far outside the national average in welfare costs? It’s a fair question.”

The governor’s definition of welfare is overly broad, House Democratic Office spokeswoman Jodi Quintero said.“They very broadly define it as everything from disability to MaineCare (Medicaid), which isn’t welfare,” she said.

LePage’s tax numbers don’t include joint tax returns, so the actual number of Mainers who paid income taxes is much higher than he says, Quintero said.

While it’s true that 445,000 of the tax filers in 2010 paid taxes, there were 584,000 resident tax returns filed during the year, with the gap representing filers who didn’t pay taxes, Quintero said, citing statistics from Maine Revenue Services. Of the total, more than 246,000 were joint returns, meaning there were more than 700,000 people who filed tax returns, she said.

LePage’s numbers are purposely deceptive to support Republicans’ political agenda, she said.

“Their definition of ‘welfare’ is purposely broad to fit into their spin,” she said.“And the tax is purposely narrow to fit their spin.”

LePage is also unfairly implying that most Mainers don’t pay taxes at all, said Rep. Seth Berry, the ranking Democrat on the Legislature’s taxation committee.

“Every Mainer pays taxes when they go to the store, through the sales tax,” Berry said.“Every Mainer if they own and register a car pays excise taxes. Every Mainer when they drive their car pays fuel taxes to keep the roads up. And every Mainer pays property taxes either directly on their home or indirectly through rent. So all Mainers pay taxes.”

The LePage administration has proposed Medicaid cuts that could leave up to 65,000 people without coverage. LePage says the cuts are necessary to avoid a fiscal crisis due to unsustainable Medicaid costs.

LePage spokeswoman Adrienne Bennett said if Democrats argue that more people paid income taxes than the tax filings indicate, then it’s fair to say that more people received welfare benefits than the numbers suggest. The welfare numbers for the most part represent individuals who receive benefits, she said, but the reality is that many of the benefits go to help recipients’ families as w ell.

“If the Democrats are saying the tax numbers are higher, those welfare numbers need to be higher as well,” she said.

http://bangordailynews.com/2011/12/17/news/st...
new yawk

Tonawanda, NY

#811250 Nov 25, 2012
Lol ... So, I see. ;)
sage won wrote:
<quoted text>
J'Accuse.
lol
Nightchalker

Lansing, MI

#811251 Nov 25, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
It's a second hand smoke argument. It's overrated to the point of hysteria.
Do you know the adverse effects on the body from drugs and alcohol? And the consequences of both on families and loved ones? Or crime and unnecessary deaths associated with both?
Smoking is harmful. But public hysteria about second hand smoke doesn't change one's choice to smoke and harming their own bodies.
You are correct.

The LEADING cause of death is BIRTH!

THATS why demonrats are so pro abortion, they are just trying to end needless suffering, caused by listening to demonrats!

That whole "circle of life" thingy!

“life under BO”

Since: Sep 12

buena vista

#811252 Nov 25, 2012
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>speaking of Maine.
LePage: More Mainers receiving welfare than paying taxes
By Clarke Canfield, The Associated Press
Posted Dec. 17, 2011, at 12:22 p.m.
Last modified Dec. 19, 2011, at 9:35 a.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — There are more Mainers receiving welfare benefits than there are income tax filers paying taxes, Republican Gov. Paul LePage said Saturday.
But Democrats said LePage’s numbers are deceptive and not entirely truthful.
In reiterating his call for the need to cut human services programs to save money, the governor said in his weekly radio address that Maine had 453,000 people receiving welfare benefits in 2010. At the same time, he said, the state had only 445,000 tax filers who paid taxes.
LePage said he doesn’t relish the thought of people being hurt by spending cuts, but said it isn’t fair to cover the $221 million Medicaid funding shortage by raising taxes or asking other state agencies to make up the difference. Rather, the state needs to rein in Medicaid costs and restructure the program, he said.
“There is no joy in taking anything away from anyone,” the governor said in his address.“But there is one question I need to ask: Why should people struggle in this economy to pay their state taxes while the state of Maine operates far outside the national average in welfare costs? It’s a fair question.”
The governor’s definition of welfare is overly broad, House Democratic Office spokeswoman Jodi Quintero said.“They very broadly define it as everything from disability to MaineCare (Medicaid), which isn’t welfare,” she said.
LePage’s tax numbers don’t include joint tax returns, so the actual number of Mainers who paid income taxes is much higher than he says, Quintero said.
While it’s true that 445,000 of the tax filers in 2010 paid taxes, there were 584,000 resident tax returns filed during the year, with the gap representing filers who didn’t pay taxes, Quintero said, citing statistics from Maine Revenue Services. Of the total, more than 246,000 were joint returns, meaning there were more than 700,000 people who filed tax returns, she said.
LePage’s numbers are purposely deceptive to support Republicans’ political agenda, she said.
“Their definition of ‘welfare’ is purposely broad to fit into their spin,” she said.“And the tax is purposely narrow to fit their spin.”
LePage is also unfairly implying that most Mainers don’t pay taxes at all, said Rep. Seth Berry, the ranking Democrat on the Legislature’s taxation committee.
“Every Mainer pays taxes when they go to the store, through the sales tax,” Berry said.“Every Mainer if they own and register a car pays excise taxes. Every Mainer when they drive their car pays fuel taxes to keep the roads up. And every Mainer pays property taxes either directly on their home or indirectly through rent. So all Mainers pay taxes.”
The LePage administration has proposed Medicaid cuts that could leave up to 65,000 people without coverage. LePage says the cuts are necessary to avoid a fiscal crisis due to unsustainable Medicaid costs.
LePage spokeswoman Adrienne Bennett said if Democrats argue that more people paid income taxes than the tax filings indicate, then it’s fair to say that more people received welfare benefits than the numbers suggest. The welfare numbers for the most part represent individuals who receive benefits, she said, but the reality is that many of the benefits go to help recipients’ families as w ell.
“If the Democrats are saying the tax numbers are higher, those welfare numbers need to be higher as well,” she said.
http://bangordailynews.com/2011/12/17/news/st...
Every one in Maine should be lined up next to a big trench and machine gunned. Or we could just give their worthless ASSES TO CANADA.:}

“life under BO”

Since: Sep 12

buena vista

#811253 Nov 25, 2012
Nightchalker wrote:
<quoted text>You are correct.
The LEADING cause of death is BIRTH!
THATS why demonrats are so pro abortion, they are just trying to end needless suffering, caused by listening to demonrats!
That whole "circle of life" thingy!
"he not busy being born is busy dying" The amazing R. Zimmerman.

“life under BO”

Since: Sep 12

buena vista

#811254 Nov 25, 2012
new yawk wrote:
Lol ... So, I see. ;)
<quoted text>
Ah, a well read man, so rare among the usual misfits, troglodytes, dunderheaded libs, welfare mooching dems and blowhard trolls on here.:}

“life under BO”

Since: Sep 12

buena vista

#811255 Nov 25, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
But addiction to narcotics and alcohol is met with a lot more tolerance.
Go figure.
Not many more pleasurable things on this planet than a hot cup of coffee, the Sunday paper and a good cigarette.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#811256 Nov 25, 2012
sage won wrote:
<quoted text>
Every one in Maine should be lined up next to a big trench and machine gunned. Or we could just give their worthless ASSES TO CANADA.:}
Michigan too, especially Southeast Michigan(Detroit)area I cant stand being around any of them.

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#811257 Nov 25, 2012
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>Marion County, Indiana's most populated county, supported the Republican candidates from 1968 to 2000, before backing the Democrats in the 2004 and 2008 elections.
the state's(Indiana) Democrats tend to be somewhat more conservative than their counterparts in the rest of the country, especially on social issues.
Politics of Indiana
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Politics_of_Indi...
Love your icon Indy, a lot of symbolism there. Elephant going over the cliff. lol
new yawk

Tonawanda, NY

#811258 Nov 25, 2012
Gotta tell 'ya: BRAVO! WELL DONE!

"Ya Mudda" is right up there with Abbott and Costello's:
"Who's On First" and the many versions of "Niagara Falls".

It's A Classic!

The simplistic brilliance of mirroring what is based in the truth in that one Hilariously Funny phrase.
I couldn't stop laughing every time I read that phrase.
LMAO now! ;)


Especially these 3 posts:

Nightchalker wrote:
ok, here we go...

Ya mudda LOVES it!!!

No cogent points ,no logical arguments, just busy defending his mudda!

Dats a "dem" for ya!

Nightchalker wrote:
Not everybody is as stoopid as you!

I would not go within 100 miles of a fukkin "tea party" wtf-ever THAT is!

I disagree with you on many things.

You showcase your lack of knowlege like a badge of honor!

My "ya mudda" posts were mirror images of what YOU post!

PURE DRIVEL!

I do not know (nor do I care) WHO, you are!

Because I know (as do we all) WHAT, you are!

Juss quoting ya mudda!

Nightchalker wrote:
WA,WAAA Got you to actually go in and post AS ME?

Desperation is sooooo cute!

Weak, upon weakness, THATS what YOU got!!

AND a horny mudda!

LOL
Nightchalker wrote:
<quoted text>

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#811259 Nov 25, 2012
OzRitz wrote:
<quoted text>
Love your icon Indy, a lot of symbolism there. Elephant going over the cliff. lol
Love your icon OzRitz, a lot of symbolism there. Hidden Location with a generic nobody silhouette. lol

“wake up”

Since: Jan 10

utica ny

#811260 Nov 25, 2012
The lib mind= support the terrorist muslim temple claiming freedom of religion and now atacking a school for a field trip to see A Charlie Brown christmas play because it has christain content.

These subhuman libs are like a cancer that needs to be eradicated .

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