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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#837909 Jan 11, 2013
Waxman wrote:
<quoted text>
Do not forget MF Global. Democrat Jon Corzine who ended up being an obozo money bungler was ceo. A prime example of liberal hypocricy.
Or Bernie Madoff, who scammed fellow Jews by convincing them that they were getting an inside deal not available to the Gentiles.

“Grow the power within yourself”

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#837910 Jan 11, 2013
Me and my wife had a longer discussion today about this (just finished). We got two kids and otherwise have had to think this looong over. If it should come to confrontations with the feds starting to kill and shoot tens of thousands or more, we will both join any resistance and be taking care of all the GSW'S. Just working without all the federal paperwork would be enough incentive to take up the trade again.

(Last time I took care of one was December 31st of last year. I have taken care of hundreds of them and trust me, there are MANY of us that would join in here. One thing is for sure. The feds can only park so many of THEIR wounded at the University hospitals as probably half or more of the trauma surgeons have gone as well.

This will be a total conflict and I think my best role would be to preserve lives (That the feds will try to take) and if they kill me for that, there is nothing I can do.....
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#837911 Jan 11, 2013
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Bravo,!
Last sentence is crap though
The truth hurts?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#837912 Jan 11, 2013
brown eyes wrote:
First Calvary Division was General Custers Unit. Broken Indian treaties caused Little Big Horn incident. Pale faces lied to American Indians. Even today American Indian help is valued by United States Military even naming aircraft after their leaders. GF008 Safer World 2013 General Custer loved Indians tried to convince Indian Affairs to obey Indian treaties prior to Little Big Horn incident. Sad part of American History. GF008 Safer World 2013
Custer was 7th cavalry
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#837913 Jan 11, 2013
VeganTiger wrote:
Me and my wife had a longer discussion today about this (just finished). We got two kids and otherwise have had to think this looong over. If it should come to confrontations with the feds starting to kill and shoot tens of thousands or more, we will both join any resistance and be taking care of all the GSW'S. Just working without all the federal paperwork would be enough incentive to take up the trade again.
(Last time I took care of one was December 31st of last year. I have taken care of hundreds of them and trust me, there are MANY of us that would join in here. One thing is for sure. The feds can only park so many of THEIR wounded at the University hospitals as probably half or more of the trauma surgeons have gone as well.
This will be a total conflict and I think my best role would be to preserve lives (That the feds will try to take) and if they kill me for that, there is nothing I can do.....
The conflict will be regional, basically the sheep in the cities versus the rest of the country.

The best tactic will be to starve them out.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#837914 Jan 11, 2013
(Reuters)- An Arctic air mass sent temperatures plunging across California, forcing the 17-hour closure of a key interstate highway through the mountains north of Los Angeles and threatening citrus crops in the state's vast central valleys, authorities said on Friday.

Temperatures throughout the state fell by as much as 20 degrees Fahrenheit (11 degrees Celsius) below normal, allowing snow to accumulate at elevations as low as 1,500 feet, the National Weather Service reported.

Although no further snow was expected to fall over the weekend, temperatures were expected to continue to drop on Saturday before gradually warming into next week, the weather service said.

About 4 inches of snow fell on Thursday on a winding stretch of the Interstate 5 known as the Grapevine, which passes through mountains between Los Angeles and Bakersfield, prompting authorities to shut down the north-south artery for 17 hours beginning Thursday afternoon.

Stranded motorists packed motels on either side of the Grapevine overnight. California Highway Patrol officers reopened the roadway at about 9 a.m. local time on Friday and began escorting cars along the treacherous route, CHP Officer Mike Harris said.

Precise weather conditions along the Grapevine during the freeze were not recorded, but neighboring areas posted temperatures in the mid-20s Fahrenheit, said Stuart Seto, a forecaster for the National Weather Service.

In the San Joaquin Valley, a major agricultural area, low temperatures in the teens threatened to kill citrus crops, which are in danger of perishing whenever the mercury falls below 28 degrees, said meteorologist Jeff Barlow said.

The Weather Service alerted farmers to the danger so they could take precautions, but there may still be a heavy loss.

"They won't be able to save all of the crops," Barlow said. "This is going to be a pretty significant freeze event for the central California citrus crops."
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#837915 Jan 11, 2013
CABLE NEWS RACE
THURS. JAN 10, 2013
FOXNEWS O'REILLY 3,162,000
FOXNEWS BAIER 2,152,000
FOXNEWS FIVE 2,129,000
FOXNEWS HANNITY 2,005,000
MTV BUCKWILD 1,920,000
CMDY DAILY SHOW 1,880,000
FOXNEWS SHEP 1,704,000
FOXNEWS GRETA 1,401,000
CMDY COLBERT 1,220,000
MSNBC SCHULTZ 1,035,000
MSNBC MADDOW 982,000
MSNBC MATTHEW 954,000
MSNBC O'DONNELL 914,000
MSNBC SHARPTON 805,000
CNN PIERS 783,000
CNN COOPER 611,000

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#837918 Jan 11, 2013
maddmaxx7 wrote:
<quoted text>
gotta be real humiliating to be beat by Sharpton.
I would like to really know for sure just how many people actually watch Al Sharpton since his show is on the same time as Local & National News.
Forum carlsbad nm

Hobbs, NM

#837919 Jan 11, 2013
MTV is gross showing a woman with a younger
girl. She convinces her to love her.
This is seduction and she should be arrested.
These TV stations are not censoring what they
show to the younger generations. They are responsible for all of the stupidity of this
generation. If this is for ratings then
they are going to get burned. Children watch
all the filth of their elders and know better.
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#837920 Jan 12, 2013
carol wrote:
Why we are where we are today:
1999 - Bill Clinton put CRA on steroids pushing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to increase number of sub-prime loans.
1999 - New York Times published an article “Fannie Mae Eases Credit to Aid Mortgage Lending” warning of coming crisis due to lax lending policies of the Clinton administration.
2003 - White House called Fannie and Freddie a “systemic risk” and Bush administration pushed Congress to enact new regulations.
2003 - Rep. Barney Frank said Fannie and Freddie are “not in a crisis,” bashed Republican-sponsored regulation legislation.
2005 - Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan voiced warning over F&F accounting, saying,“We are placing the total financial system of the future at a substantial risk.”
2005 - Sen. Charles Schumer said F&F “over the years have done an incredibly good job and are an intrinsic part of making America the best-housed people in the world.”
2006 - Sen. John McCain again called for reform of regulatory structure governing F&F. And again Democrats blocked reform legislation.
2008 - The housing market collapsed.
2008-Present - Democrats blamed the Republicans.
Sure Carol, you're still trying to blame the CRA, Fannie and Freddie for the subprime mortgage mess when in fact they had nothing to do with it. The Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission stated;
The Commission concludes the CRA was not a significant factor in subprime lending or the crisis. Many subprime lenders were not subject to the CRA. Research indicates only 6% of the high cost loans - a proxy for subprime loans - had any connection to the law. Loans made by CRA-regulated lenders in the neighborhoods in which they were required to lend were half as likely to default as similar loans made in the same neighborhoods by independent mortgage originators not subject to the law.[The Financial Crisis Inquiry Report, January 2011]
The Federal Reserve stated;
We find little evidence that either the CRA or the GSE goals played a significant role in the subprime crisis. Our lender tests indicate that areas disproportionately served by lenders covered by the CRA experienced lower delinquency rates and less risky lending. Similarly, the threshold tests show no evidence that either program had a significantly negative effect on outcomes.[Federal Reserve, 8/3/11]
But what the heck Carol, you've never let actual facts stand in your way before.
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#837921 Jan 12, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> One would think on any decent forum they would have been banned a long time ago. It's really a shame we have to put up with it.
Yeah it's a real shame that guys like you can't turn it into an ignorant racist echo chamber without someone calling you out on your lies.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#837922 Jan 12, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! No son. Assigning what others are makes the con argument.
Compromise is something unfamiliar to your group.
Compromise has many differing and conflicting definitions. Giving a black mugger my watch and wallet can be viewed by a suckazz progressive like you as being a great compromise on my part to help alleviate the wrongs done to someone 6 generations ago by someone anonymous to everyone alive today.

Progressives use the term "compromise" to steal with.
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#837923 Jan 12, 2013
carol wrote:
Why we are where we are today.
~Nobody checked the hundreds of millions of packaged loans carefully enough.
~Government regulation was scaled back - nobody in a position of authority overseeing process to insist loans were made according to standards.
~Banks made them to homeowners and quickly resold them to people on Wall Street who sold them again to investors.
~Everyone assumed somebody else was minding the store but nobody was scrutinizing these loans.
~Loans were made to people who should never have been approved in the first place and mortgage companies and investors profited immensely from those loans, temporarily.
Hey stupid! The mortgage lenders like Countrywide and Indy Mac who made those toxic loans were never under any regulations. Are you all of a sudden a proponent of bigger government?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#837924 Jan 12, 2013
John Galt wrote:
CABLE NEWS RACE
THURS. JAN 10, 2013
FOXNEWS O'REILLY 3,162,000
FOXNEWS BAIER 2,152,000
FOXNEWS FIVE 2,129,000
FOXNEWS HANNITY 2,005,000
MTV BUCKWILD 1,920,000
CMDY DAILY SHOW 1,880,000
FOXNEWS SHEP 1,704,000
FOXNEWS GRETA 1,401,000
CMDY COLBERT 1,220,000
MSNBC SCHULTZ 1,035,000
MSNBC MADDOW 982,000
MSNBC MATTHEW 954,000
MSNBC O'DONNELL 914,000
MSNBC SHARPTON 805,000
CNN PIERS 783,000
CNN COOPER 611,000
A Very Merry Christmas For MSNBC – A Very Unhappy Holiday For Fox News

The Christmas Wars:
It has suddenly become clear why Fox News has been so fixated on inciting a “War on Christmas.” It must be because the Christmas season has been devastatingly cruel to Fox News. This year the Nielsen ratings left a smoldering lump of coal in Fox’s stocking despite all the pandering they did to Old St. Nick. Apparently Fox was very naughty. Santa doesn’t approve of lying and, perhaps, viewers are getting tired of it as well (see Fox News Fux Up: The 12 Worst Wrongs Of 2012).

Maddow and O’Donnell Jingle Fox’s Bells:
For the month of December, two-thirds of the Fox News primetime lineup came in second to MSNBC (in the critical 25-54 year old demographic). The Rachel Maddow Show’s monthly average came in 4% above the formidable Fox fixture, Sean Hannity. Lawrence O’Donnell had an even better advantage of 11% over his weaker competition, Greta Van Susteren.

This was a stark difference from last year when Hannity comfortably led Maddow by 46% and Van Susteren outpaced O’Donnell by the same amount. Those leads have now completely evaporated. Only Bill O’Reilly has managed to keep his fat head above water, although his 69% December 2011 lead over Ed Schultz was cut nearly in half in 2012 to 40%.

December 2012 was an affirmation of the superior performance MSNBC has shown since the election in November. Maddow and O’Donnell have consistently defeated Hannity and Van Susteren since President Obama did the same thing to Mitt Romney. This can no longer be explained away by Fox defenders as mere depression on the part of conservative viewers who tuned out after an electoral spanking. That excuse may have made sense for a week or two, but not a full two months later with high profile news events like the “fiscal cliff,” new cabinet appointments, Benghazi hearings, the Petraeus scandal, and the Newtown school shooting dominating news coverage.

http://www.newscorpse.com/ncWP/...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#837925 Jan 12, 2013
Covering Up Climate Change

Jill Fitzsimmons delivers the results of a Media Matters study on climate change coverage in 2012:

Together, the nightly news programs on ABC, CBS and NBC devoted only 12 segments to climate change in 2012. PBS' coverage stood out, with its nightly news program dedicating 23 segments to the issue.

Sunday morning was even worse:

Since 2009, climate coverage on the Sunday shows has declined every year. In 2012, the Sunday shows spent less than 8 minutes on climate change, down from 9 minutes in 2011, 21 minutes in 2010, and over an hour in 2009. The vast majority of coverage -- 89 percent -- was driven by politics, and none was driven by scientific findings.

This video is the first mention of the record-setting 2012 temperatures on Fox News - "before [host] Gutfeld interjected by shouting:'Lies.'" One day, I suspect, people will look back on that attitude and wonder why this kind of denialism only exists in any serious institutional form on the American right - anywhere in the world. No other major party of the right in the West is that crazy.

http://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com/2013/...
carol

Orlando, FL

#837926 Jan 12, 2013
Oh my goodness! I've just got my period for the first time in five years! It's good news and bad news all at the same time!
Lincoln

United States

#837927 Jan 12, 2013
John Galt wrote:
CABLE NEWS RACE
THURS. JAN 10, 2013
FOXNEWS O'REILLY 3,162,000
FOXNEWS BAIER 2,152,000
FOXNEWS FIVE 2,129,000
FOXNEWS HANNITY 2,005,000
MTV BUCKWILD 1,920,000
CMDY DAILY SHOW 1,880,000
FOXNEWS SHEP 1,704,000
FOXNEWS GRETA 1,401,000
CMDY COLBERT 1,220,000
MSNBC SCHULTZ 1,035,000
MSNBC MADDOW 982,000
MSNBC MATTHEW 954,000
MSNBC O'DONNELL 914,000
MSNBC SHARPTON 805,000
CNN PIERS 783,000
CNN COOPER 611,000
Obama-Biden win in 2012
Lincoln

United States

#837928 Jan 12, 2013
maddmaxx7 wrote:
<quoted text>
gotta be real humiliating to be beat by Sharpton.
Sharpton's candidates won
carol

Orlando, FL

#837930 Jan 12, 2013
Thank GOD! Thank God, it's a miracle!
carol

Orlando, FL

#837931 Jan 12, 2013
VeganTiger wrote:
Me and my wife had a longer discussion today about this (just finished). We got two kids and otherwise have had to think this looong over. If it should come to confrontations with the feds starting to kill and shoot tens of thousands or more, we will both join any resistance and be taking care of all the GSW'S. Just working without all the federal paperwork would be enough incentive to take up the trade again.
(Last time I took care of one was December 31st of last year. I have taken care of hundreds of them and trust me, there are MANY of us that would join in here. One thing is for sure. The feds can only park so many of THEIR wounded at the University hospitals as probably half or more of the trauma surgeons have gone as well.
This will be a total conflict and I think my best role would be to preserve lives (That the feds will try to take) and if they kill me for that, there is nothing I can do.....
It's, "My wife and I" I think? Otherwise you are relegating her (ungrammatically) to a secondary role in the conversation.

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