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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#903058 May 14, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
Not to mention the fact that a 110-120 pound woman cannot possibly hoist a 200 pound man over her shoulder and run with him to cover.
This decision will kill more servicemen than would otherwise be killed.
Sheer insanity and a complete sacrifice of soldier's lives for a political agenda.

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#903059 May 14, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
Tell me one American that does not have access to birth control.
Especially since free birth control is how Obama got reelected.

Wonder if the number of abortions will plummet now. We probably shouldn't hold our breath.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#903060 May 14, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>To be honest you are the first person I have ever come across(rightwinger/leftwinger oor middlewinger) that has stated unequivocally that Afghanistan attacked the United States.
You remind me of Colonel Flagg on M*A*S*H*.
IMO you are insane.
The 9/11 attack originated from within Afghanistan with no opposition from whatever government existed.

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#903061 May 14, 2013
John Galt wrote:
No need to watch Fox today.
The other networks are actually covering the news for a change.
Huge problem for Obama.
But a great day for America.

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#903062 May 14, 2013
...nothing to see here...

"speech codes" at Universities?

"The Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division and the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights is telling universities to institute speech codes. And not just any old speech codes: Under these speech codes, universities would be required to prohibit students from, for instance,

example:
{...saying “unwelcome”“sexual or dirty jokes”}

http://www.volokh.com/2013/05/13/the-administ...
Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#903063 May 14, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Homer is partially correct in that families headed by an unwed mother are way more likely to be living in poverty.
However, male children need their father in the house to show them how to be men instead of wimps.
You strike me as an anti-women type of guy. Do you find yourself pining away for the 1950's when a woman knew her place?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#903064 May 14, 2013
White House emails obtained by ABC News and other organizations last week that purportedly detailed extensive editing of talking points Obama officials used in the aftermath of the Bengahzi, Libya attacks appear to have been misquoted or mischaracterized to emphasize the administration's focus on those talking points, according to CNN's Jake Tapper.

ABC News reported that White House Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes wrote an email dated 9/14/12 that said the State Department’s concerns about the details of the attack needed to be addressed in the final talking points. Rhodes was responding to State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland, who emailed that she was concerned the talking points could damage “my building’s leadership.”

“We must make sure that the talking points reflect all agency equities, including those of the State Department, and we don’t want to undermine the FBI investigation," Rhodes said, according to ABC. "We thus will work through the talking points tomorrow morning at the Deputies Committee meeting.”

CNN speculates that whoever leaked the White House emails "seemingly invented the notion" that Rhodes, a White House official, wanted State's concerns specifically addressed. Asked about the ABC report on Friday, White House press secretary Jay Carney said that the only edit the administration made to the talking points was to a "non-substantive correction," changing the word "consulate" to "diplomatic post."

Carney on Tuesday accused Republicans of editing the emails in order to to serve a political agenda.

"I think the entire e-mail, the report I read showed the entire e-mail, and what it showed is Republicans who were leaking these press, these e-mails that had been shared with Congress didn't just do that, they decided to fabricate portions of an e-mail and make up portions of an e-mail in order to fit a political narrative," he said at a White House press conference.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#903065 May 14, 2013
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#903066 May 14, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
I need some personal advise from anyone who is retired and receiving SS.
Do you have to wait two months after your birth date and turning 62 for the first SS check to arrive?
It was explained to me that you have to be one month "eligible" and then the check is one month behind that.
I always thought you were officially retired upon turning 62, SS checks and all, which isn't really the case if you have to work two more months.
In general, SS checks are for the previous month and are issued on the same day (say second Wednesday or third Wednesday) each month.

If you turn 62 in July, for example, you are eligible as of July 1, but your first check will arrive in mid-August.

The exception is if your birthday is July 1, in which case you become eligible May 1 and your first benefit is in mid-July.

You can read the regulations on-line, which is always better than asking for advice, even from SSA, which is staffed by idiots.

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#903068 May 14, 2013
what would Darwin think....

Killing owls with stripes to save the owls with spots...

http://perc.org/blog/shameful-and-painful-spo...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#903069 May 14, 2013
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) on Tuesday accused Republicans of hypocrisy for being outraged that the IRS targeted conservative groups, pointing out that GOP lawmakers didn't appear bothered when the agency targeted liberal groups during the Bush administration.

"What the IRS did of course is inexcusable. But this is not the first time we've seen this," Reid told reporters. "It wasn't long ago that the IRS inappropriately targeted the NAACP, Greenpeace and a California church that was really progressive called the All Saints Church in Pasadena, California.

"It was interesting," he said. "At that time, we didn't hear a single Republican grandstand the issue then. Where was their outrage when groups on the other side of the political spectrum were under attack?"

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/r...

you don't know about it because FOX didn't think it was of much importance when Bush did it to liberals.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#903070 May 14, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>Tell it to DBWriter aka Colonel Flagg he is insisting Afghanistan attacked the U.S. and a full scale invasion of Iraq was necessary because there was one terrorist there who by all accounts was already dead at the hands of Saddam. He's making all this stuff up not me, take it up with him. You'd think he worked for the Bush administration.
Afghanistan effectively attacked the US because the Tol-E-Bon allowed (and perhaps supported) the attack which came from within their borders.

If the US allowed and gave tacit consent to the Minutemen to invade Mexico, would the US be responsible?

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#903071 May 14, 2013
NYC....

ban large soft drinks...

>but<

give NON-citizens voting rights?

http://ricochet.com/main-feed/Should-Non-Citi...

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#903072 May 14, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>To be honest you are the first person I have ever come across(rightwinger/leftwinger oor middlewinger) that has stated unequivocally that Afghanistan attacked the United States.
You remind me of Colonel Flagg on M*A*S*H*.
IMO you are insane.
perhaps that comes from looking at the information and not relying on some pundit to tell me what to say.
Afghanistan willingly allowed Al Qaeda to conduct its military operations as if Al Qaeda were part of the standing forces of Afghanistan. Afghanistan verbally condoned the attack. Afghanistan physically protected Al Qaeda from the US forces. The Taliban and Al Qaeda ran away together, holed up in the same caves, and fought side-by-side against the United States.
How can you not come up with the conclusion that Afghanistan attacked us on 9/11(2001)?
You remind me of a movie I saw where the mayor of Atlantis was sitting on the top stone surrounded by water telling the residents standing in waist-deep water that this was not a major event.

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#903073 May 14, 2013
GREY GHOST wrote:
<quoted text>
So "To the ends of the earth" and "we will get him dead or alive" meant nothing. Tis you old lying miserable one that remains as the stupid one. and you prove that daily. But You never seem to run out of excuses. Bush botched Aftg. the same as Iraq. The bungler in chief. Most all military men and women are well aware of that.
Like Bush rightfully said...bin Laden was either dead or in hiding and was no longer central to the ensuing war on terror. He was no longer training terrorists or even had a place to train them.

Other, more dangerous, al Qaeda leaders took his place who WERE training more terrorists.

Also, the hunt was revamped after obtaining the information about the courier in 2007. It took a while to locate him and track him down because he wasn't in the yellow pages.

The hunt that eventually led to bin Laden began under the Bush administration after interrogating detainees at Guantanamo Bay and that Shiek who got water poured up his nose and getting the name of that courier.

Obama was too busy criticizing Bush for actually doing what was necessary for Obama to get the credit.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#903074 May 14, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>They are still doing it today! All Saints Pasadena Rector Condemns “Evangelical Zionism,” Israel
December 13, 2012
On December 15, All Saints Episcopal Church of Pasadena hosted the annual convention of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, a group with Muslim Brotherhood origins and a controversial past. The question of why All Saints would collaborate with this specific group persisted. The answer came during the event when Reverend Ed Bacon listed “acts of evil” committed by Christians and included “evangelical Zionism.”
The first hint of a political objective behind this interfaith gathering came during a December 6 press conference. Salam al-Marayati, the president of the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), said that his organization seeks to help the U.S. act as an “honest broker” for peace in the Middle East. This is a soft way of saying that the U.S. must take a tough stand towards Israel, as evidenced by MPAC’s record of anti-Israel activism. The All Saints Episcopal Church leadership was standing with him. You can watch the useful idiot libs for yourself.
http://shoebat.com/2012/12/29/video-useful-id...
doesn't address your leap-of-faith assertion.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#903075 May 14, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) on Tuesday accused Republicans of hypocrisy for being outraged that the IRS targeted conservative groups, pointing out that GOP lawmakers didn't appear bothered when the agency targeted liberal groups during the Bush administration.
"What the IRS did of course is inexcusable. But this is not the first time we've seen this," Reid told reporters. "It wasn't long ago that the IRS inappropriately targeted the NAACP, Greenpeace and a California church that was really progressive called the All Saints Church in Pasadena, California.
"It was interesting," he said. "At that time, we didn't hear a single Republican grandstand the issue then. Where was their outrage when groups on the other side of the political spectrum were under attack?"
http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/r...
you don't know about it because FOX didn't think it was of much importance when Bush did it to liberals.
So, the IRS admitted to targetting liberal groups during the Bush administration? I don't recall reading that. I only recall Harry Reid saying it.
The IRS, themselves, said they targeted conservatives. Do you have any proof the IRS targetted liberals during the Bush era?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#903076 May 14, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Helicopter pilots, Medivac nurses and more.
Women are not serving in the infantry/artillery/armored you stupid fk__but those exposed to combat, as Jessica Lynch was, should be awarded for their contributions through pay and promotion.
Pay attention mutt__or STFU.
Jessica Lynch was worthless baggage who never fired her weapon in combat. Her buddy, Lori Piestewa, was a total f-u who caused the entire disaster.

Women should stick to being nurses and serving donuts and coffee.

Just like men should stop being airline stews.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#903077 May 14, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>It's what the Nazi's prescribed.
Galt is referring to voluntary sterilization, which is promoted for men in the US, but not for women.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#903078 May 14, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) on Tuesday accused Republicans of hypocrisy for being outraged that the IRS targeted conservative groups, pointing out that GOP lawmakers didn't appear bothered when the agency targeted liberal groups during the Bush administration.
"What the IRS did of course is inexcusable. But this is not the first time we've seen this," Reid told reporters. "It wasn't long ago that the IRS inappropriately targeted the NAACP, Greenpeace and a California church that was really progressive called the All Saints Church in Pasadena, California.
"It was interesting," he said. "At that time, we didn't hear a single Republican grandstand the issue then. Where was their outrage when groups on the other side of the political spectrum were under attack?"
http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/r...
you don't know about it because FOX didn't think it was of much importance when Bush did it to liberals.
Does that make it ok?

You put way too much importance on fox.

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