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Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#904171 May 16, 2013
Folks the fact that EasyEed is not receiving the mental healthcare that he desperately needs means as a nation we are failing those in need.

Hopefully National Healthcare Reform will help EasyEed.
Lincoln

United States

#904172 May 16, 2013
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Jane Says wrote:
<quoted text>Texas, as in the state that has jobs? Not made up jobs or green jobs that cost more to create than they pay--real jobs.
Home > Biz Beat Blog Should the United States have more jobs in recovery? What about Texas?By Sheryl Jean
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If the U.S. economic recovery followed the path after previous recessions, it should have 2.2 million more jobs today, according to the Brookings Institution.
That estimate is based on an analysis of five previous recessions by Brookings’ Hamilton Project.
If 208,000 jobs are added nationally each month, it would take until April 2020 to reach the pre-recession employment level. The nation has added an average of about 180,000 jobs for each of the first four months of this year, but those numbers are subject to revisions.
The Hamilton Project examined the jobs gap — the number of jobs the U.S. economy needs to create to return to pre-recession employment while absorb new entrants to the labor force each month. As of March, the nation faced a gap of 10.1 million jobs, it said.
A map created by the Hamilton Project shows the jobs gap — the number of jobs each state would have to add to bring its employment-to-population ratio to its pre-recession level – for each state. Texas’ job gap is 352,000.
By pure number of jobs, Texas surpassed its pre-recession level in fall 2011.
The total state payroll reached 10.64 million people in September 2011, after adjusting for seasonal variations, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That was slightly above the previous employment peak 10.635 million in August 2008.
In March, Texas’ preliminary employment was 11.11 million people, but those numbers were not adjusted for seasonal variations and are subject to revisions. Employment data for the state for April will be released on Friday.
Last year, Brookings named Dallas as one of only three U.S. metropolitan areas to full bounce back from the recession. The other metro areas were Knoxville, Tenn., and Pittsburgh.
Fort that ranking, Brookings look at the return to their recession-eve peak in growth rates of GDP (a measure of standard of living) and employment (a measure of widespread job opportunity) for the nation’s 76 largest metros.
http://bizbeatblog.dallasnews.com/2013/05/sho...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#904173 May 16, 2013
More Costs of a Pseudo-Scandal

If I were a political adviser to those relentlessly pushing recriminations about the attack last year on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, I think my advice would be,“Give it a rest.” This pseudo-scandal has become so forced, so contrived, and so blatantly driven by motives other than safeguarding the security of U.S. interests that the unending push has already passed the point where it serves any identifiable objectives, even partisan political ones. The subject, about which a panel of inquiry has completed its work and issued its report, is already tiresome; imagine how much more tiresome it will be to voters by 2016 after three more years of it.

A poll on Benghazi released this week by Public Policy Polling suggests that the agitation on the subject is keeping a Republican base agitated but not making wider inroads on public opinion. One has to ask what good it does Republicans to dwell on something that keeps one segment of the population angry about Barack Obama (and Hillary Clinton) when that segment was already angry about Obama anyway. When asked whom the respondent trusted more on the issue of Benghazi, 49 percent said Hillary Clinton and 39 percent said Congressional Republicans. On other questions asking for an overall favorable or unfavorable rating, Clinton enjoys an eight-point margin over Congressional Republicans, the same margin as in a similar poll in March.

The poll did show that the angry base has gotten the intended message that there is supposedly a scandal involved. A plurality of Republicans (but only small percentages of either Democrats or independents) said yes to the question of whether this was the “biggest scandal in American history.” By margins of greater than three to one, Republicans polled said it was a worse scandal than Watergate, Iran Contra, or Teapot Dome. That's an interesting result given that in one case the issue involved nuances conveyed in some talking points, while each of the others involved criminal behavior in the form of attempted subversion of an American election with a subsequent cover-up, illegal diversion of arms into a foreign war, or bribery of a cabinet officer to get preferred exploitation of publicly owned natural resources.

http://nationalinterest.org/blog/paul-pillar/...

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TSM

El Paso, TX

#904174 May 16, 2013
The Soul Brothers of ignorance…. Obama/Holder…Deflects blame, claim ignorance!!

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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#904175 May 16, 2013
Probably the failure of the agitation about Benghazi to make wider inroads on public opinion is due not only to the tiresome, contrived and partisan nature of the agitation but also to the fact that it never had a logic in the first place.

http://nationalinterest.org/blog/paul-pillar/...
Lincoln

United States

#904176 May 16, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Still pushing the "Afghanistan attacked us" baloney.
I'm thinking that when terrorists are down to attacking temporary rented consular building in Bumfuck Libya that the power of these groups is weakening.
Republicans no longer have President G W Bush on their side.

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Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#904177 May 16, 2013
Jane Says wrote:
<quoted text>Texas, as in the state that has jobs? Not made up jobs or green jobs that cost more to create than they pay--real jobs.
Home > Biz Beat Blog Should the United States have more jobs in recovery? What about Texas?By Sheryl Jean
sjean@dallasnews.com
10:15 am on May 14, 2013 | Permalink
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If the U.S. economic recovery followed the path after previous recessions, it should have 2.2 million more jobs today, according to the Brookings Institution.
That estimate is based on an analysis of five previous recessions by Brookings’ Hamilton Project.
If 208,000 jobs are added nationally each month, it would take until April 2020 to reach the pre-recession employment level. The nation has added an average of about 180,000 jobs for each of the first four months of this year, but those numbers are subject to revisions.
The Hamilton Project examined the jobs gap — the number of jobs the U.S. economy needs to create to return to pre-recession employment while absorb new entrants to the labor force each month. As of March, the nation faced a gap of 10.1 million jobs, it said.
A map created by the Hamilton Project shows the jobs gap — the number of jobs each state would have to add to bring its employment-to-population ratio to its pre-recession level – for each state. Texas’ job gap is 352,000.
By pure number of jobs, Texas surpassed its pre-recession level in fall 2011.
The total state payroll reached 10.64 million people in September 2011, after adjusting for seasonal variations, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That was slightly above the previous employment peak 10.635 million in August 2008.
In March, Texas’ preliminary employment was 11.11 million people, but those numbers were not adjusted for seasonal variations and are subject to revisions. Employment data for the state for April will be released on Friday.
Last year, Brookings named Dallas as one of only three U.S. metropolitan areas to full bounce back from the recession. The other metro areas were Knoxville, Tenn., and Pittsburgh.
Fort that ranking, Brookings look at the return to their recession-eve peak in growth rates of GDP (a measure of standard of living) and employment (a measure of widespread job opportunity) for the nation’s 76 largest metros.
http://bizbeatblog.dallasnews.com/2013/05/sho...
Homer is a big proponent of the Texas secession movement. http://www.texassecede.com/

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#904178 May 16, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Still pushing the "Afghanistan attacked us" baloney.
I'm thinking that when terrorists are down to attacking temporary rented consular building in Bumfuck Libya that the power of these groups is weakening.
Still denying Adfghanistan attacked us, I see.
The only reason Al Qaeda attacked a, how did you denigrate it, "temporary rented consular building in Bumfuck Libya" was to kidnap an ambassador of the United States of America. Here's what the plan was:
The security for the ambassador would be reduced by the administration making it easier to kidnap the ambassador. During the attack, the White House (Vallerie Jarrett) would issue orders with presidential authority to stand down any US Armed Forces assets that were pre-positioned specifically to respond to specifically a terrorist attack specifically on our embassy specifically in Libya. Then, the White House would lie to cover up Al Qaeda's involvement while the network "news" programs would mislead the country concentrating on where Stevens was, what condition he was in, and the progress of the "negotiations" with the Muslim Brotherhood, who has a permenant presence in the White House, to exchange Stevens for that terrorist blind sheik in prison for attempting to murder 30 THOUSAND Americans.
However, Plan A went wrong and the ambassador died of smoke inhalation when Al Qaeda tried to smoke him out of the room he baricaded himself in.
And, just like Al Bundy, nobody in the White House had a plan B.

Even you have to laugh at the bufoonery in the White House today.
I'd laugh if it were happening in some other country.

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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#904179 May 16, 2013
The poll questions about the relative severity of different scandals brings to mind another cost: a debasing of the currency regarding what really is a scandal and what episodes in our nation's history ought to be thought about and have lessons extracted from them. Another example of this is found in a column this week by the Washington Post's Jackson Diehl. Diehl validly observes that the unending agitation over talking points about Benghazi is a misdirected digression from serious issues that ought to be addressed in a bipartisan manner, such as a failure to “adequately prepare for an emergency in post-revolution North Africa.” One might broaden the point by saying that we also ought to be discussing, again in a bipartisan manner, what assumptions underlay the Western intervention in Libya and whether it ever was a good idea. But then in an apparent effort to achieve some kind of partisan balance, or just to scratch some old itch, Diehl contends there is equivalence between the folderol over Benghazi and the episode in which in the course of selling the invasion of Iraq the George W. Bush administration made a false claim about Iraqi purchases of uranium ore in Africa, with the office of Vice President Cheney doing battle with a former ambassador who investigated the matter.

There is no equivalence at all between these two episodes. The one involving the vice president's office—like Watergate, Iran Contra, and Teapot Dome, but unlike Benghazi—involved criminal behavior. Vice presidential aide I. Lewis Libby was convicted of perjury, providing false statements to investigators, and obstruction of justice. Diehl also gets the other essentials about the episode wrong. Although he writes that what the retired ambassador, Joseph Wilson, said was mostly “grossly exaggerated, or simply false,” the principal thing Wilson said—that no such purchases of uranium ore were ever made—was absolutely correct, with the administration's claim being dead wrong. The reason the vice president's office got so deeply involved in the matter was to try to find ways to discredit Wilson and the agency that hired him because the truths they spoke were complicating the effort to sell the Iraq War.

Although Diehl says we should have had “a serious discussion of why U.S. intelligence about Iraq was wrong,” he fails to mention that on this very matter U.S. intelligence was right, having repeatedly warned the White House against using the temptingly juicy tidbit about purchases of uranium ore. The episode was one of the most salient indications that far from being misled into Iraq by bad intelligence, the war-makers in the administration were determined for other reasons to launch the war and were only using intelligence selectively to try to bolster their campaign to sell the invasion.

And lest we forget, the damage to the national interest from that expedition was many, many times greater than anything involving Benghazi. Now that's scandalous.

http://nationalinterest.org/blog/paul-pillar/...

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“Constitutionalis t”

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#904180 May 16, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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No, she did not.
She was the source of the intelligence on Iraq. The intelligence on Iraq said there was an active WMD program under Saddam Hussein.
Now, I just have to know this...
How the f**k do you come up with the conclusion that the head of the CIA's Joint Taskforce on WMDs in Iraq isn't responsible for the intelligence given to the president?

By the way, why hasn't Robert Novak been prosecuted yet for outing Valerie Plame?
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#904181 May 16, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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FOX your assisted living center Patrick.
Jane Says

New York, NY

#904182 May 16, 2013
do your homework wrote:
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Put a fork in it Bittie, it's done!
the whole country is done, because the grasshoppers are in charge.

'In Aesop’s fable, an ant works all summer to gather food and is asked by an indolent grasshopper to share the food in the winter. For some, the fable is a parable about the value of hard work and the consequences of choices in life. the goal of the Dems has always been to remove consequences to making bad choices.

For others, it is an ethical question of sharing with those in need. In any case, Obama's re-election ended the debate about the government’s role in encouraging more ants or more grasshoppers.

Voters have shown that warnings that Washington’s profligate spending will lead to a fiscal catastrophe is not as important as watching Honey Boo Boo or the Kardashians. Romney--for his whole life-- was the ant – working away to solve real problems, growing business, taking risk with HIS OWN money...

By comparison, President OBAMA HAS BEEN THE GRASSHOPPER, encouraging more citizen grasshoppers.

Under his presidency, 7.5 million individuals have left the work force, another 5.4 million have signed up to collect disability, and student loans have skyrocketed to more than a trillion dollars.

In 2011, Obama also changed the law to reverse the Clinton-era welfare reform, allowing welfare to be given to those not seeking work.

The consequences have been devastating.

The Obama Administration borrows $3.5 billion every day. Our accumulated debt is more than $15 trillion,$5 trillion just from the last few years.

Yet as our deficit and debt continues to grow, the Administration pushes irrelevant “fixes” such as the “Buffet rule” which would affect only 217,000 Americans and hardly nick the deficit.

And what happened when real solutions were proposed? President Obama’s approach has ranged from apathetic to hostile. He ignored the balanced approach of the group he created, the Simpson-Bowles Commission, for a path to cut the deficit.

And when the House, led by Ryan, passed a long-term budget cutting the deficit, the President raised hopes by calling a White House event in which he seated Ryan in the front. To everyone’s surprise, he castigated, mischaracterized and dismissed the effort and presented no alternative.

Obama continuously proves he is the “emperor with no clothes.”

from The Election of the Grasshopper
http://www.forbes.com/sites/garyshapiro/2012/...

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No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#904183 May 16, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Probably the failure of the agitation about Benghazi to make wider inroads on public opinion is due not only to the tiresome, contrived and partisan nature of the agitation but also to the fact that it never had a logic in the first place.
http://nationalinterest.org/blog/paul-pillar/...
You sonicfiller will eat anything obama shits or serves up on your plate.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#904184 May 16, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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The Democrats had a super majority in the Senate for about 6 months during 2009.
The first derivative of the deficit being negative would indicate that the deficit is decreasing.
The second derivative being zero would meant that the decrease is a constant. Wouldn't you want the second derivative to be negative that would show the rate of the decreases to be increasing? i.e ever year we decrease the deficit by a higher amount?
Just checking,. I mean , I am sure you, being a pretend engineer, you probably think you actually know something about calculus.
BTW, deficits spiked in 2009 & have been basically decreasing.
If you look at these graph, the first derivative would be negative ,.
This makes you both an idiot & a liar.
http://www.usgovernmentspending.com/federal_d...
Ok. Back to the basics. The second derivative is acceleration, dufus.
Now, take this new knowledge and review your ignorant comments.
Jane Says

New York, NY

#904185 May 16, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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Still denying Adfghanistan attacked us, I see.
The only reason Al Qaeda attacked a, how did you denigrate it, "temporary rented consular building in Bumfuck Libya" was to kidnap an ambassador of the United States of America. Here's what the plan was:
The security for the ambassador would be reduced by the administration making it easier to kidnap the ambassador. During the attack, the White House (Vallerie Jarrett) would issue orders with presidential authority to stand down any US Armed Forces assets that were pre-positioned specifically to respond to specifically a terrorist attack specifically on our embassy specifically in Libya. Then, the White House would lie to cover up Al Qaeda's involvement while the network "news" programs would mislead the country concentrating on where Stevens was, what condition he was in, and the progress of the "negotiations" with the Muslim Brotherhood, who has a permenant presence in the White House, to exchange Stevens for that terrorist blind sheik in prison for attempting to murder 30 THOUSAND Americans.
However, Plan A went wrong and the ambassador died of smoke inhalation when Al Qaeda tried to smoke him out of the room he baricaded himself in.
And, just like Al Bundy, nobody in the White House had a plan B.
Even you have to laugh at the bufoonery in the White House today.
I'd laugh if it were happening in some other country.
buffoonery is Valerie Jarret always having more security while she sits by a pool on vacation than Ambassador Stevens had in a hostile country.

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#904186 May 16, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>Homer is a big proponent of the Texas secession movement. http://www.texassecede.com/
you know a lousy deal when you see it. i mean, if you had a real job in TX, chances are you wouldn't be sitting and posting on Topix for hours in between coffee truck visits. Detroit is more your style, or Newark. you could run your company's DIVERSITY program.
endtimeNews

AOL

#904187 May 16, 2013
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Final Prophecies & MIDEAST WAR Ready ---

http://youtu.be/tyLAVfcckcw


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Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#904188 May 16, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>Your facebook page and friends ghost are interesting too...
There you go with that obsession thingie, fool. If you really knew me you would know that I never fool around with that crap. But I love just how moronic and easily manipulated idiots like you are...Thanks by the way for being and proving just what morons baggers really are.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#904189 May 16, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Boehner is a registered Republican elected to lead the House by other elected Republicans.
Not being a wacked out, lying, whining Tea Party moron does not mean they aren't Republican.
John Boehner is a modern pseudo liberal within the Republican Party too just like the Democrats have besides his congressional is mostly the entitlement society which is why don't care for that part of Ohio.

Poverty in John Boehner's District

https://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/04/12-...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#904190 May 16, 2013
IRS singling out of 'Tea Party' being investigated

Lerner said none of the groups subjected to extra scrutiny by the IRS has been rejected yet for tax-exempt status.

For that reason, a legal damages claim against the IRS by the conservative groups was unlikely, said Marcus Owens, a lawyer at the firm of Caplin & Drysdale.

A former IRS tax-exempt division director, Owens has since represented a range of nonprofit organizations. "It's hard to find the injury there," he said, adding that IRS scrutiny historically has focused on trying to determine if 501(c)(4) groups are politically active or not.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/10/us-...

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