Barack Obama, our next President

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"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep," Obama cautioned. Young and charismatic but with little experience on the national level, Obama smashed through racial barriers and easily defeated ...
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Patriot

Boulder, CO

#912407 May 26, 2013
Yes.. we know to watch Nebraska, North Dakota.. because they've pulsed the heck out of it for the past 3 days.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-05-26/stor...

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#912408 May 26, 2013
OBAMA the GENIUS wrote:
<quoted text>
Red States:
Like Oklahoma:
"We cant afford tornado shelters in schools"
But give a billionaire $50 million dollars in tax cuts?
SURE! NO PROBLEM.
kids are dead!
YOU voted for these sleazeballs!
or give Palestine 800 million dollars, not once or twice but three times. Hey how about we give Egypt a few billion they hate us too. How can a state not afford a few shelters...get those democrats off their cell phones-that would save 2.3 billion a year--there's your few thousand for a few shelters. Boom. done.

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#912409 May 26, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
You're correct. Every place else recovered much quicker and much better.
That's an inescapable fact for which there's only one explanation.... unfortunately, race has no place in this discussion.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#912410 May 26, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>no you moron-they have earthquakes. You can't have mass transit when you have tremors everyday of the year. Geez liberals are loons. Shake it up.
gee son. I didn't know Japan was earthquake free.

must be one of those new or 'variable' geography lessons cons are teaching today!
Patriot

Boulder, CO

#912411 May 26, 2013
If you know someone that actually believes that the U.S. economy is in good shape, just show them the statistics in this article:

http://www.activistpost.com/2013/05/40-statis...

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#912412 May 26, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Major Solheim is still on active duty and participated with President George W. Bush in a bicycle marathon this weekend.
Unlike Obama who uses troops as lawn jockeys and stage props, President George W. Bush bonds strongly with the soldiers.
Class versus trash.
Of course, no one saw George W Bush give back his huge 'fee' for making an appearance at the bicycling charity event. No, he's never mingle with our Troops unless he was getting paid for it. LOL

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#912413 May 26, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>no you moron-they have earthquakes. You can't have mass transit when you have tremors everyday of the year. Geez liberals are loons. Shake it up.
"SAN FRANCISCO — The star performer during and after October's killer earthquake here was the Bay Area Rapid Transit's 71.5-mile automated rail system. Riders in a BART train passing through the system's 3.6-mile tube under San Francisco Bay, at the moment the 7.1 Richter scale quake struck, felt scarcely a tremor.

BART engineers, armed with spotlights and flashlights, checked every structure on the system. The damage they discovered, on a system consciously designed to withstand an earthquake as massive as San Francisco's legendary 1906 upheaval, was largely cosmetic. The seismic joint at the Oakland end of the trans-bay tube had shifted three-quarters of an inch - a fraction of its four-inch design tolerance." Check this out: http://articles.philly.com/1990-01-15/news/25...

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#912415 May 26, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
There are far too many variables involved to make that statement fairly.
Regional energy costs can vary widely. For example, "Waste" heat in northern climes is piped underground and utilized for heating buildings and even Summer AC usage in hi-rises, etc. Compare this with a Miami Power Utility trying to sell its waste heat energy.
Turbines work most efficiently when heat-differentail is greatest - the ambient and internal temperatures. A NY Power Plant operating in an ambient of, say 10 degrees versus a Miami Power Plant with an ambient of, say, 96 degrees can make a big difference in regional Energy Costs because of efficiencies.
You are making claims without any links to back them up. Does NY have "efficient urban designs"? What IS "efficient urban designs".
Vague, gray area statements don't mean much here.
A Pollyanna Tree-Hugger can talk all day long using pleasantries and Fake Science but when faced with facts and realities of physics, they always wilt and then disappear.
Is this from your fantasy science fiction book that you've been hiding under your mattress since the 8th grade? You expect us to give you a pass on your gobbledygook rhetorical bunkum without links or logical argumentation. Proof -positive that conservative tea party kooks don't like no stinking facts.

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#912416 May 26, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
•$2 million to repair damage to the roofs of museums in Washington, D.C., while many in Hurricane Sandy’s path still have no roof over their own heads.
•$150 million for fisheries as far away from the storm’s path as Alaska.
•$125 million for the Department of Agriculture’s Emergency Watershed Protection program, which helps restore watersheds damaged by wildfires and drought.
•$20 million for a nationwide Water Resources Priorities Study.
•$15 million for NASA facilities, though NASA itself has called its damage from the hurricane ‘minimal.’
•$50 million in subsidies for tree planting on private properties.
•$336 million for taxpayer-supported AMTRAK without any detailed plan for how the money will be spent.
•$5.3 billion for the Army Corps of Engineers – more than the Corps’ annual budget – with no statement of priorities about how to spend the money.
•$12.9 billion for future disaster mitigation activities and studies, without identifying a single way to pay for it.
gee, do you make it a habit to lie, or is it an occasional thing

while much of that may be pork, most of it wasn't contained in the Sandy Relief act.

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

Most of complaints about the pork were about the future funding of FEMA, even Tom Coburn admitted to that
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#912417 May 26, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>Of course, no one saw George W Bush give back his huge 'fee' for making an appearance at the bicycling charity event. No, he's never mingle with our Troops unless he was getting paid for it. LOL
What fee?

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#912418 May 26, 2013
Sandy relief funding

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Disaster Relief Fund (DRF)$5.4 billion
Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Authority Emergency Relief $5.4 billion
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)$3.9 billion
Army Corps of Engineers $1.35 billion
Department of the Interior $287 million
Department of Health and Human Services $100 million
Department of Veterans Affairs $235 million
Small Business Administration $161 million
National Guard $24.2 million
Department of Agriculture $6 million
Amtrak $32 million
Federal Aviation Administration $14.6 million
Agriculture $218 million
Commerce, Justice, Science $513.25 million
Department of Defense $88.335 million
Energy and Water $3.997 billion
Financial Services $651 million
Homeland Security $6.544 billion
Interior and Environment $1.166 billion
Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education $725 million
Transportation, Housing and Urban Development
$19.773 billion

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Disaster Relief Fund (DRF)

This funding will fulfill near-term needs for the DRF, the most immediate source of relief and recovery funds available to individuals, families, and communities to support ongoing recovery through affected areas. This includes providing individual assistance such as temporary housing, crisis counseling, and disaster unemployment assistance. It also provides funding for public assistance to local communities and certain nonprofits for debris removal, emergency protective measures, and repair, replacement, and restoration of disaster-damaged, publicly owned facilities and the facilities of certain nonprofit organizations.
Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Authority Emergency Relief

This funding will provide reasonable assistance and recovery to the four major affected transit agencies – New York's MTA, the Port Authority of NY/NJ, New Jersey Transit, and the City of New York DOT Ferries. Language is included in the legislation to provide stringent oversight on the use of funding and the administration of grants.
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

This funding through HUD's Community Development Fund will support critical and immediate community needs. This includes repairs to damage sustained by publicly owned hospitals, local roads and utilities, and small businesses.
Army Corps of Engineers

The bill fully funds the Administration's updated estimates for Army Corps of Engineers projects for response and recovery to Hurricane Sandy. As was done after previous disasters, these funds will help restore navigation channels, beaches, and other damaged infrastructure to pre-storm conditions. In addition, the bill will provide funds to continue response and recovery activities for flood control, coastal emergency projects, and emergency dredging. The legislation also directs the Corps to submit plans for reducing the threats of future flooding to ensure future funding is responsibly and effectively utilized.

Department of Health and Human Services

The bill provides $100 million in funding for the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund for disaster response and recovery efforts directly related to Hurricane Sandy. This includes funding for the Social Services Block Grant program for repairs to social services facilities, repairs to Head Start centers, replacement of equipment and resource losses within National Institute of Health.
Department of Veterans Affairs

This funding will go to repairs and reconstruction at the Manhattan VA hospital and other VA medical facilities, which sustained significant flood damage during the storm. These repairs are urgently needed to provide adequate medical services and care to veterans in the Northeast region, many of whom have had to move to other VA facilities following the storm.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#912419 May 26, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>"SAN FRANCISCO — The star performer during and after October's killer earthquake here was the Bay Area Rapid Transit's 71.5-mile automated rail system. Riders in a BART train passing through the system's 3.6-mile tube under San Francisco Bay, at the moment the 7.1 Richter scale quake struck, felt scarcely a tremor.
BART engineers, armed with spotlights and flashlights, checked every structure on the system. The damage they discovered, on a system consciously designed to withstand an earthquake as massive as San Francisco's legendary 1906 upheaval, was largely cosmetic. The seismic joint at the Oakland end of the trans-bay tube had shifted three-quarters of an inch - a fraction of its four-inch design tolerance." Check this out: http://articles.philly.com/1990-01-15/news/25...
Once again, where do you set your themostat in winter? In summer?

PS: Los Angeles has subways and other mass transit.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#912420 May 26, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Solar power is viable only in the southwestern US.
Wind power is viable in relatively limited areas.
Neither are reliable and both require redundant fossil or nuclear power.
Power cannot be stored in great quantities nor transmitted over long distances.
But if America wants to sit at home and freeze in the dark, so be it.
Renewables are only a stopgap measure. A supplement. They can never replace mainstream energy sources and never will. But they warm the cockles of innocent, child-like Liberals and are powerful political tools for monsters like the Magic Negro.

Renewables cannot stand on their own and can only exist inside of ANY marketplace with the use of subsidies. This is where the hanky-panky comes in. NY Times headlines might say "Solar Is Now Cheaper Than Coal" and little Liberals squeak and jump for joy.
But, being heavily subsidized, those little Liberals already paid for that Solar hidden in their paychecks, grocery bills, utility bills, Income Tax and, knowing the thieving bas turd in the WH, probably inside of Obamacare, too.

This shell-game of cheap renewables is a vicious one, too, because the Magic Negro buys off people inside the industry and so he has legions of demons within. GM sucks the Magic Negro and the Magic Negro now has GM clamoring for more Solar. Power comes in two forms here: Energy and Politics. The Magic Negro wants both. The gates of Hell are swinging wildly lately.

There are three ways toward an energy solution: 1.) Produce more Energy 2.) Use less Energy 3.) Both

We can make a cellphone that uses just enough energy to keep the user from getting brain cancer and make cell-tower technology more sensitive to weak signals but there are lower limits here.

We still can't run a loaded subway train from 2-volt sunbeams and we'll never be hydraulically stamping out steel or forging car engine blocks from a Windmill. Ain't gonna happen.

We need game-changing research into Energy - what it is, how to get it and do it cleanly. So far, we're just feeding the Magic Negro's friends.

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#912421 May 26, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>

You are making claims without any links to back them up. Does NY have "efficient urban designs"? What IS "efficient urban designs".
Vague, gray area statements don't mean much here.
No,'efficient urban design' is a common enough term in the construction trades and if you were at all experienced in the field then you'd easily recognize its meaning. http://www.youtube.com/watch...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#912422 May 26, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> Is this from your fantasy science fiction book that you've been hiding under your mattress since the 8th grade? You expect us to give you a pass on your gobbledygook rhetorical bunkum without links or logical argumentation. Proof -positive that conservative tea party kooks don't like no stinking facts.
We understand that simple physics is "gobbledygook rhetorical bunkum" to the likes of you.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#912423 May 26, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
<quoted text>
better yet, use LA as a model for mass transit. Oh yeah, its non existent, because in the 20s & 30s big oil and automotive companies brought up all the mass transit commuter trains and dismantled them. The goal, make LA dependent on oil and cars
Hey! This almost sounds like Bush-Bashing.

When you spill milk, do you cry over it?

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#912424 May 26, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
<quoted text>
WHAT PORK?
please cite what was funded and the amount that you considered pork in the Sandy relief act.
I'm guessing you are just repeating what your programmers at Fox news told you to say and don't have a clue as to what the relief act funded
POLLY WANT A CRACKER
HAHAHAHAHAHA...and WTH is THIS ranting Liberal talking about?

Place a bag over your head and breath as hard and as fast as you can, Dood.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#912427 May 26, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> Is this from your fantasy science fiction book that you've been hiding under your mattress since the 8th grade? You expect us to give you a pass on your gobbledygook rhetorical bunkum without links or logical argumentation. Proof -positive that conservative tea party kooks don't like no stinking facts.
The links in my above post are just as valid as the links in your post.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#912430 May 26, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>"SAN FRANCISCO — The star performer during and after October's killer earthquake here was the Bay Area Rapid Transit's 71.5-mile automated rail system. Riders in a BART train passing through the system's 3.6-mile tube under San Francisco Bay, at the moment the 7.1 Richter scale quake struck, felt scarcely a tremor.
BART engineers, armed with spotlights and flashlights, checked every structure on the system. The damage they discovered, on a system consciously designed to withstand an earthquake as massive as San Francisco's legendary 1906 upheaval, was largely cosmetic. The seismic joint at the Oakland end of the trans-bay tube had shifted three-quarters of an inch - a fraction of its four-inch design tolerance." Check this out: http://articles.philly.com/1990-01-15/news/25...
A study dated September 14, 2010 shows that along with some Bay Area freeways, some of BART's overhead structures could be extensively damaged and potentially collapse in the event of a major earthquake, which is highly likely to happen in the Bay Area within the next thirty years. But that's fine, liberals can take their chances.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#912431 May 26, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>No,'efficient urban design' is a common enough term in the construction trades and if you were at all experienced in the field then you'd easily recognize its meaning. http://www.youtube.com/watch...
OK, Little Miss Pollyanna.

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