Only to libuhrultics in their imaginary world of make believe.<quoted text>lol! So is this open for discussion son?
That narrows it down to slim to none pretty good lol.
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#924999 Jun 14, 2013
Only to libuhrultics in their imaginary world of make believe.
That narrows it down to slim to none pretty good lol.
#925000 Jun 14, 2013
1954-1955? Lordy, how long do you people hold a grudge?
Yes, we may have mettled and may have been wrong about the Shah in hindsight.
But Russia was influencing the other guy and Commnunist Russia in the 1950s having that kind of power involving control over that much oil was not in ours or the world's best interest.
Saddam was considered the entire world's ally against Iran in the 1970s.
But things changed. Maybe you should do some research so you can get up to snuff.
#925001 Jun 14, 2013
And who was the wind beneath Bill Clinton's wings.
#925002 Jun 14, 2013
Documents Reveal DHS Abandoned Illegal Alien Background Checks to Meet Amnesty Requests Following Obama’s DACA
#925003 Jun 14, 2013
It was because Reagan ended the Cold War and a Republican Congress in the 1990s balanced the budget, Bill Clinton could say in his State of the Union Address, "The era of big government is over."
Then Obama and his Democrat Congress determined it had only just begun.
#925004 Jun 14, 2013
May be we should give it some more clues?
A mujahid is one who strives or struggles on behalf of Islam; mujahideen is the plural of the same word. The word mujahid is an Arabic participle drawn from the same root as the Arabic word jihad, to strive or struggle.
The term is most frequently used in reference to the self named Afghan mujahideen, the guerrilla fighters who battled the Soviet army from 1979 – 1989, when the Soviets withdrew in defeat. The Soviets invaded in December, 1979 in order to provide support a recently installed pro-Soviet prime minister, Babrak Karmal.
The mujahideen were fighters from the mountainous areas of the largely rural country, and also maintained bases in Pakistan. They were entirely independent of the government. Mujahideen fought under the command of tribal leaders, who also headed Islamist political parties, which ranged from radical to moderate. The mujahideen received arms by way of Pakistan and Iran, both of which share a border. They made use of an arsenal of guerrilla tactics to thwart the Soviets, such as laying ambushes or blowing up gas pipelines between the two countries. They were estimated to be about 90,000 strong in the mid-1980s.
The Afghan mujahideen were not seeking to wage an aggressive jihad beyond national boundaries, but were rather fighting a nationalist war against an occupier. The language of Islam helped unify a population that was—and still is--otherwise very heterogonous: Afghans have many tribal, ethnic and linguistic differences. After the war ended in 1989, these different factions returned to their previous divisiveness and fought each other, until the Taliban established rule in 1991.
These unorganized guerrilla warriors were viewed as outlaws by their Soviet enemy and as "freedom fighters" by the Reagan Administration in the U.S., which supported the 'enemy of its enemy,' the Soviet Union.
#925005 Jun 14, 2013
Because Obama is committed to railroading George Zimmerman.
#925006 Jun 14, 2013
"Wag the Dog"
Syria is an Obama media lie.
#925007 Jun 14, 2013
Walmart in Temecula put this week's entire ammo inventory on sale at 7 am this morning.
Total of about 30 boxes, gone within five minutes.
#925009 Jun 14, 2013
We help the Afghanis run off a mutual enemy and what do they do?
Turn right around and plot to fly jet planes into our buildings.
No good deed goes unpunished.
An American Muslim explained why radical Muslims are so backwards and tribal. He said most of them can't read or write and are so insulated by traditions that outdates modern civilization, they can see no other way to seem relevant than to resort to violence.
Made sense to me.
#925010 Jun 14, 2013
It's called the Affordable Care Act, but President Obama's health care law may turn out to be unaffordable for many low-wage workers, including employees at big chain restaurants, retail stores and hotels.
That might seem strange since the law requires medium-sized and large employers to offer "affordable" coverage or face fines.
But what's reasonable? Because of a wrinkle in the law, companies can meet their legal obligations by offering policies that would be too expensive for many low-wage workers. For the employee, it's like a mirage -- attractive but out of reach.
The company can get off the hook, say corporate consultants and policy experts, but the employee could still face a federal requirement to get health insurance.
Many are expected to remain uninsured, possibly risking fines. That's due to another provision: the law says workers with an offer of "affordable" workplace coverage aren't entitled to new tax credits for private insurance, which could be a better deal for those on the lower rungs of the middle class.
Some supporters of the law are disappointed. It smacks of today's Catch-22 insurance rules.
"Some people may not gain the benefit of affordable employer coverage," acknowledged Ron Pollack, president of Families USA, a liberal advocacy group leading efforts to get uninsured people signed up for coverage next year.
"It is an imperfection in the new law," Pollack added. "The new law is a big step in the right direction, but it is not perfect, and it will require future improvements."
Andy Stern, former president of the Service Employees International Union, the 2-million-member service-sector labor union, called the provision "an avoidance opportunity" for big business. SEIU provided grass-roots support during Obama's long struggle to push the bill through Congress.
The law is complicated, but essentially companies with 50 or more full-time workers are required to offer coverage that meets certain basic standards and costs no more than 9.5 percent of an employee's income. Failure to do so means fines for the employer.(Full-time work is defined as 30 or more hours a week, on average.)
But do the math from the worker's side: For an employee making $21,000 a year, 9.5 percent of their income could mean premiums as high as $1,995 and the insurance would still be considered affordable.
Even a premium of $1,000 -- close to the current average for employee-only coverage -- could be unaffordable for someone stretching earnings in the low $20,000's.
With such a small income, "there is just not any left over for health insurance," said Shannon Demaree, head of actuarial services for the Lockton Benefit Group. "What the government is requiring employers to do isn't really something their low-paid employees want."
Based in Kansas City, Mo., Lockton is an insurance broker and benefits consultant that caters to many medium-sized businesses affected by the health care law. Actuaries like Demaree specialize in cost estimates.
Another thing to keep in mind: premiums wouldn't be the only expense for employees. For a basic plan, they could also face an annual deductible amounting to $3,000 or so, before insurance starts paying.
"If you make $20,000, are you really going to buy that?" asked Tracy Watts, leader of the health care group at Mercer, a major benefits consulting firm.
And low-wage workers making more than about $15,900 won't be eligible for the law's Medicaid expansion, shutting down another possibility for getting covered.
#925011 Jun 14, 2013
Do you own a gun?
#925012 Jun 14, 2013
Firearms have been flying off shelves across the country amid calls from some lawmakers to increase gun control, and manufacturers are benefiting from the surge in demand.
But retailers and makers of firearms aren’t simply relying on returning gun owners looking to make another purchase. They’re also getting a boost from first-time buyers, thanks to an increasing number of people interested in firearms.
Firearms sales have soared recently amid concerns over increased regulations. Some states, including New York and Connecticut, have passed stricter laws that ban certain firearms and cap magazine capacities in the wake of last year’s school shooting in Newtown, Conn. The U.S. Senate struck down an effort to pass gun-control legislation related to background checks and a ban on some semi-automatic rifles.
On Thursday, Smith & Wesson (SWHC) said it expects fourth-quarter results to surpass previous expectations, now calling for a 38% increase in sales compared to the year-ago period. Sturm, Ruger & Co.(RGR) reported first-quarter earnings in April, saying its profit raced 53% higher and sales were up 39%.
Popular hunting and outdoor retailer Cabela’s (CAB) has also reported a significant benefit from firearm sales. Same-store sales climbed 24% in the first quarter but were up 9% excluding firearm sales.
KeyBanc Capital Markets analyst Scott Hamann said Thursday in a research note to clients that despite Smith & Wesson’s rosier outlook,“we believe the results are not entirely surprising given the heightened level of political rhetoric during the quarter (culminating with a failed Senate vote on gun control on April 17) combined with significant restocking requirements in the depleted retail channel.”
For now, manufacturers and retailers are enjoying the extra business, especially from those who are new to firearms.
In its annual Firearms Retailer Survey Report, the National Shooting Sports Foundation said there is an upward trend in the number of first-time buyers purchasing firearms, while more women are frequenting gun shops and ranges.
“There’s no question that the number of people becoming interested in owning firearms for personal protection or shooting sports is growing,” said Mike Bazinet, Director of Public Affairs at the NSSF.
Retailers surveyed by the NSSF, a trade association for the firearms industry, reported that 25.8% of their customers were first-time firearm buyers in 2012. That reflects a slight improvement over the prior year’s 25% but a large jump from 20.8% in 2010.
And it hasn’t been a recent phenomenon, although recent sales show acceleration in the number of newcomers. Bazinet noted that background checks through the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System—the industry’s best gauge of overall demand—have been on the upswing for more than a decade.
“My Life Is A Shell Game”
Since: May 07
#925014 Jun 14, 2013
You may not have liked Hitler but the German trains all ran on time.
#925017 Jun 14, 2013
#925020 Jun 14, 2013
And a tingle down the leg Matthews want-a-be.
Want to know what is racist in NJ and Matthew fantasy world?
Here is a list-
#925023 Jun 14, 2013
I heard it described as a seventeen century mentality attempting to function in a twenty-first century world.
#925024 Jun 14, 2013
Black-on-black slavery is still practiced in Africa.
#925025 Jun 14, 2013
What a load
“My Life Is A Shell Game”
Since: May 07
#925026 Jun 14, 2013
And if Mrs. O'Leary's cow knocked over that lantern in Chicago, you'd say we should make her pay for the entire Chicago Fire, right?
If the West, Texas explosion turns out to be Terrorism, we should still make the West, Co. pay, right?
And if the West, Co. can't possibly afford the cost of replacing the missing facility and all the surrounding neighborhoods and needs to file bankruptcy, you'd STILL whine and demand that someone else pay for it, right?
Typical *compassionate* Liberal azzhole: "Make someone else pay for it".
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