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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#902185 May 13, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
"Imagine a cheap, plentiful source of energy that could provide safe, emissions-free power for hundreds of years without refueling and without any risk of nuclear proliferation. The fuel is thorium, and it has been trumpeted by proponents as a "superfuel" that eludes many of the pitfalls of today’s nuclear energy. But now, as a number of countries including China, India, and the United States explore the potential use of thorium for nuclear power, researchers say one of the biggest claims made about the fuel—its proliferation resistance—doesn’t add up.
"It may not be as resistant as touted and in some cases the risk of proliferation may be worse than other fuels," says Stephen Ashley of the University of Cambridge. In an article published in the journal Nature online today, Ashley and his colleagues highlight the potential dangers of thorium fuel"
Read more: Is the "Superfuel" Thorium Riskier Than We Thought?- Popular Mechanics
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Nuclear power is unrelated to nuclear weapons.

Nuclear power will re-emerge of necessity, regardless of the politics. Let's just hope that we recognize the necessary lead time before we face power shortages.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#902186 May 13, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
Sen. Marco Rubio is calling for the resignation of current IRS acting commissioner Steven Miller, who previously served as Shulman’s deputy.
"It is clear the IRS cannot operate with even a shred of the American people's confidence under the current leadership...No government agency that has behaved in such a manner can possibly instill any faith and respect from the American public."
Democrat Senate Finance Committee Chairman, Max Baucus, called the targeting "intolerable" and an "outrageous abuse of power."
"Americans expect the IRS to do its job without passion or prejudice," he said in a statement. "We need to get to the bottom of what happened here."
http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/05/13...
Seems like we have a lot of bottoms to get to the bottom of lately.
Shulman, a George W Bush appointment, was Steve Miller's boss. "... several committees in Congress were writing IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman to express concern because tea party groups were complaining of IRS harassment.

In Shulman’s responses, he did not acknowledge targeting of tea party groups. At a congressional hearing March 22, 2012, Shulman was adamant in his denials."..."Shulman was appointed by President George W. Bush, a Republican. His 6-year term ended in November. President Barack Obama has yet to nominate a successor. The agency is now run by an acting commissioner, Steven Miller." Here another example of Republican bungling. It is one more damaging consequence of Republicans blocking President Obama's nominees and trying to overturn Obama's recess appointments. If Republicans had not done everything they could to freeze up U S government machinery then we would have had a new IRS Commissioner by now .

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#902188 May 13, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>Galt would have more soldiers rush in to face the unknown, typical rightwinger has no regard for human life.
Think of it this way when a rightwinger plants a bomb at an abortion clinic sometimes they plant a second one set to go up a short time later so they can kill more people as they arrive on the scene to assist.
Sometimes it's prudent to err on the side of caution especially if the situation on the ground is unknown.
This shoot first ask questions later is what got us in Iraq the second time around.
Soldiers rush into the unknown all the time. Navy Seals are trained just for that purpose.

Why wouldn't a rescue team go in even if to save the second two Americans who were killed in the second round of attacks 5 or 6 hours later?

Maybe if you called for urgent security one month before becoming surrounded by the enemy and were denied, your last thought would be "why" too.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#902189 May 13, 2013
Jimmy wrote:
<quoted text>
Excuse me propaganda monkey, but...
He said he would hold the Benghazi terrorists accountable and they knew quickly who some of them were and reporters had access to them.
That was
nine...
months...
ago...
lol

cite it.
Jimmy

Newington, CT

#902190 May 13, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>And then the F-16 would land at Benini Int'l, top off the tanks and scoot right back to Aviano in time for brunch at the officers club?
And everyone would live happily ever after.
That's a cartoonish view of military capabilities in my opinion.
Darn!

I forgot, I'm not the thread know-it-all like you are Realdweeb!

My bad!

Range: 2,280 NM (2,620 mi, 4,220 km) with drop tanks

Idiot.

Next, moron, you will say your buddy works at Aviano and they don't have a single F16 with drop tanks, right?

Idiot.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#902191 May 13, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
The current acting commissioner is Steven T. Miller -- a permanent replacement has not been nominated.
In response to TPM's query, Rubio's spokesman Alex Conant noted that Miller was deputy commissioner when the targeting took place. He did not suggest the IRS acted inappropriately under Miller's watch as acting commissioner.
http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/r...
you're a dumbazz.
Obama is acting pissed.

So are you, sort of.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#902192 May 13, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>She's not a low level auditor azzhole but an attorney and more familiar with verbiage than numbriage.
Wesley Snipes__remember him?
His conviction and incarceration came as the result of an IRS targeted probe of "constitutional" groups known as sovereign citizens. Snipes was not a subscriber to that concept but his tax people were__the tax people hired by his accountant.
The tax people were: The American Rights Litigators of Mt Dora Florida and consisted of Eddie Ray Kahn, Douglas Rosile and David Lokietz who turn states evidence in order to spare himself.
Eddie Ray Kahn is worth a google search__trust me.
If Snipe's tax returns had been mailed from Orange County Florida rather than Lake County, he would never have been prosecuted much less convicted.
Anybody who admits lacking in math skills should not be working for the IRS at any position above janitor.

Snipes went to jail because he didn't pay his taxes, period.

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#902193 May 13, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
'Let's get rid of the liberal who had nothing to do with a Bush appointed conservative going after the tea party!!'
you nutjobs sure aren't very good today with the mudslinging.
At various points over the past two years, IRS officials singled out for scrutiny not only groups with “tea party” or “patriot” in their names but also nonprofit groups that criticized the government and sought to educate Americans about the U.S. Constitution, according to documents in an audit conducted by the agency’s inspector general.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/obama-...

Get a grip, sonic.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#902194 May 13, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> Your flaky assumption, but almost impossible to have happened because of the insularity of different bureaucratic departments within the very large American government bureaucracy. The IRS acted more swiftly to find tax irregularities by ACORN that got them banned by Congress from receiving funding in 2009.
One thing clear about Obama is that he lacks management skills and has no control over his management team. In his case, ignorance may be a plausible defense.

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#902195 May 13, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> Shulman, a George W Bush appointment, was Steve Miller's boss. "... several committees in Congress were writing IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman to express concern because tea party groups were complaining of IRS harassment.
In Shulman’s responses, he did not acknowledge targeting of tea party groups. At a congressional hearing March 22, 2012, Shulman was adamant in his denials."..."Shulman was appointed by President George W. Bush, a Republican. His 6-year term ended in November. President Barack Obama has yet to nominate a successor. The agency is now run by an acting commissioner, Steven Miller." Here another example of Republican bungling. It is one more damaging consequence of Republicans blocking President Obama's nominees and trying to overturn Obama's recess appointments. If Republicans had not done everything they could to freeze up U S government machinery then we would have had a new IRS Commissioner by now .
Those being held responsible are "IRS officials".

Why would a conservative target conservative groups? IRS officials can act independently without the acting commissioner's knowledge. No?

Think, man, think!

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#902196 May 13, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Nuclear power is unrelated to nuclear weapons.
Nuclear power will re-emerge of necessity, regardless of the politics. Let's just hope that we recognize the necessary lead time before we face power shortages.
You are not a scientist. Read the article. Thorium fuel can be tweaked rather quickly for making nuclear bomb-making materials. The primary purpose in France for its nuclear power development is to make the fuel necessary for maintaining its nuclear weapons arsenal.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#902197 May 13, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
'Let's get rid of the liberal who had nothing to do with a Bush appointed conservative going after the tea party!!'
you nutjobs sure aren't very good today with the mudslinging.
The preferred approach would be to have zero, zip, nada political appointees in the IRS, including the Commissioner.
NJ raider 1

Baltimore, MD

#902199 May 13, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm sure that lefties like lily agree with you that women are fair game at work because they will be sex-starved unless the boss provides them with stub service.
So would it make a difference to you if it were 2 supervisors of the same status having an affair? 1 being a woman in her 40s & the other being a man in his early 20s. The bottom line is, he wasn't sought after for impeachment for sleeping with a subordinate, because there is no law against it. You right wingers made a big deal that he was married & had an affair. Neither 1 are cause for impeachment because, there is no laws starting them. Now had Clinton raped her, it'd be a different story, but a grown woman consented. How is that sexual harassment? My mother met her now husband on their job. My father met his now wife on their job & they both still work together! Make sense of what you're saying. As of now, you have no argument!
Jimmy

Newington, CT

#902200 May 13, 2013
In an interview with a Denver TV reporter Friday, President Obama twice refused to answer questions as to whether the Americans under siege in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012, were denied requests for help, saying he’s waiting for the results of investigations before making any conclusions about what went wrong.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/10/...

That was in --> October, 2012 <--
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#902202 May 13, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
Soldiers rush into the unknown all the time. Navy Seals are trained just for that purpose.
Why wouldn't a rescue team go in even if to save the second two Americans who were killed in the second round of attacks 5 or 6 hours later?
Maybe if you called for urgent security one month before becoming surrounded by the enemy and were denied, your last thought would be "why" too.
So you don't have any recollection of the training that the Bin Laden Seals went through prior to the actual raid?

The US Benghazi mission and the CIA base were located between two hospitals and a university, if you weren't such a lazy bioch you would already know that.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#902204 May 13, 2013
Just months after being slimed by President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign, Mitt Romney supporter and businessman Frank VanderSloot was informed that he was going to be audited not only by the Internal Revenue Service, but by the Labor Department as well.

VanderSloot’s saga was told by columnist Kimberley Strassel in the Wall Street Journal last July.

In April 2012, VanderSloot, who served as the national co-chair of Mitt Romney’s presidential finance committee, was one of eight Romney backers to be defamed as ”wealthy individuals with Two months later, the IRS informed VanderSloot he and his wife were going to be audited, Strassel reported. Two weeks after that, VanderSloot was notified by the Labor Department that it was going to “audit workers he employs on his Idaho-based cattle ranch under the federal visa program for temporary agriculture workers,” reported Strassel.

“The H-2A program allows tens of thousands of temporary workers in the U.S.; Mr. VanderSloot employs precisely three,” Strassel wrote.“All are from Mexico and have worked on the VanderSloot ranch—which employs about 20 people—for five years. Two are brothers. Mr. VanderSloot has never been audited for this, though two years ago his workers’ ranch homes were inspected.(The ranch was fined $8,400, mainly for too many ‘flies’ and for ‘grease build-up’ on the stove. God forbid a cattle ranch home has flies.)”

“This letter requests an array of documents to ascertain whether Mr. VanderSloot’s ‘foreign workers are provided the full scope of protections’ under the visa program: information on the hours they’ve worked each day and their rate of pay, an explanation of their deductions, copies of contracts,” she continued.

In her column, Strassel raised the specter that the IRS targeted VanderSloot for his political activism.
WOW

Bronx, NY

#902205 May 13, 2013
POST OBAMA BLACK MEN WILL BE LABELED DOMESTIC TERRORISTS BY DEMOCRATS Street Gangs — Chicago Based or Influenced
Muammar Qaddafi's Chicago Connection
How the feds used the Libyan dictator to bring down the infamous El Rukns gang from the city's South Side.
From keeping crack cocaine off Chicago's streets in the mid-1980s to becoming the first Americans convicted of domestic terrorism, the El Rukns have had one of the most fascinating gang stories with global reach.

They sold synthetic heroin. They prayed in a mosque. They held community meetings. They got arrested for murder. In the 1970s and '80s, the El Rukns teetered among contradictions. Leader Jeff Fort, aka Chief Malik, sat on a throne at the South Side headquarters. Law enforcement and federal prosecutors zealously pursued them.

But their real legacy is a federal conviction that tied them to Muammar Qaddafi. Twenty-five years ago, the U.S. government indicted members of the El Rukns for plotting domestic terrorist acts on behalf of Libya for $2.5 million.

Lance Williams and I explore the domestic terrorism trial in our new book, The Almighty Black P Stone Nation: The Rise, Fall and Resurgence of an American Gang. Our purpose is to tell a story that looks at the social and political underpinnings of the notorious street organization.

As a youth, Fort flirted with the struggle for civil rights and black power as a Blackstone Ranger (the Stones), but he also had a predilection toward criminal activity. The Stones evolved into the secretive, selective El Rukns after Fort emerged from prison in the mid-1970s with an orientation toward Islam.

THE PRACTICE RUN HAS ALREADY BEEN DONE BLACKS YOU WERE SET UP WITH OBAMA BUT YOU WILL LEARN

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#902206 May 13, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
Soldiers rush into the unknown all the time. Navy Seals are trained just for that purpose.
Why wouldn't a rescue team go in even if to save the second two Americans who were killed in the second round of attacks 5 or 6 hours later?
Maybe if you called for urgent security one month before becoming surrounded by the enemy and were denied, your last thought would be "why" too.
No, you are not a navy seal team leader. They don't just 'rush into the unknown'-- but there are many hours, weeks sometimes, of calculated planning , logistics, top-down decision-making by the centralized Pentagon control center before a team even prepares to 'go in'. Second, the team would not 'go in' if it was determined that they would not be able to reach their target in time--it's the difference between a President who can soberly weigh the risks and advantages of a rescue mission and whether to try it or abort and a cowboy shoot-from-the-lip President who rushes into war unprepared for it.
Jimmy

Newington, CT

#902207 May 13, 2013
Emaam wrote:
<quoted text>
Writing 23,255 moronic posts makes for a very impressive resume. You've got my vote for Topix no-life loser of the year.
Ummm, you are the lowlife copying someone else's posting name. What a morion! Oh I forgot, you are a Democrat, held to a lowlife standard anyways.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#902208 May 13, 2013
Keystone pipeline delayed again for up to a year.

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