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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shinningelectr0n wrote:
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You have but one foot in reality, Dood.
The other is stuck up your butt.
wow. you're still not making sense.

must be a desperation thing on your part, right son?
Whatever

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Karma is a_______ wrote:
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how about the findings from the Pickering/Mullen report
"WASHINGTON -- The seasoned diplomat who penned a highly critical report on security at a U.S. outpost in Benghazi, Libya, defended his scathing assessment but absolved then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. "We knew where the responsibility rested," Thomas Pickering, whose career spans four decades, said Sunday.
"They've tried to point a finger at people more senior than where we found the decisions were made," Pickering said of Clinton's critics.
The Accountability and Review Board, which Pickering headed with retired Adm. Mike Mullen, the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, did not question Clinton at length about the attacks but concluded the decisions about the consulate were made well below the secretary's level. Pickering's defense of his panel's conclusions, however, was unlikely to quiet Republicans' calls for accountability for the attacks that left four Americans dead, including an ambassador.
Pickering and Mullen's scathing report released in December found that "systematic failures and leadership and management deficiencies at senior levels" of the State Department meant that security was "inadequate for Benghazi and grossly inadequate to deal with the attack that took place.""
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/12/thom...
Pickering credibility is in deep trouble as he ONLY interviewed middle level career employees claiming he knew without interviewing the higher-ups that these were the people responsible.

BIASED report

Last week it was discovered that Patrick Kennedy was connected to the events. Kennedy was in Pickering's "magical circle of people who could not possibly been involved."

You can keep up this nonsense and later be proven or cut your losses. YOUR CHOICE

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

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<quoted text> Actually, New York City , because of its more efficient urban design features, like being close to mass transit systems, less exurban sprawl, etc. uses energy with less waste then Phoenix , Miami , or any other large , overdeveloped Sun Belt city of comparable size and population density. So, New York's lesser energy needs means they'll pay less than someone living in the Sun Belt.
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.
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People like you who go around constantly thanking everybody can't be taken seriously. Seriously, Suckass.
The only time I take death seriously is when it happens to good people. That's why I laugh at you and the ....yellow custard flowing from a dead dog's eye....
lol! son, I thank people for various reasons.

you don't thank anyone because, well, you're simply not thankful. but clearly, you offer your thanks when the person it's intended for can no longer listen to you. pretty useless, don't you think?

hence, the only beneficiary who has cleared his conscience is you.

pretty selfish in my book.

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<quoted text>I agree son.
People like you have proven many, many times you just can't see eye to eye with someone screaming "compromise!"
All you can do as the party of "no" is simply shout "NO!"
Explain to me your method of compromise used with a mugger holding a gun to your kidney.

Please.

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It must be a sick world you tea baggers live in when the best you can come up with is "free stuff" in every post. When in fact it is YOU who is fighting not to share the "free stuff" with Health care, being old white has-been's you want medicare just for you.
In the top ten worlds rich list more than half are democratic minded and give away lots of "free stuff" you are just pi$$ed off it's not coming your way. GOP = GREEDY OLD PESSIMISTS
That should be worth 40 spam judgeits from the waxmans puppets.
Hey, when you piss on the sauna rocks, expect some bad air.

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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
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.
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Explain to me your method of compromise used with a mugger holding a gun to your kidney.
Please.
Why? What's your point son?

Or don't you have one as usual?
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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...

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OBAMA the GENIUS wrote:
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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.”

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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.
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<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!
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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...

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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

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<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...

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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.

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•$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
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<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?

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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.
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<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.

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