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Whatever

Gering, NE

#931358 Jun 24, 2013
Notice how government programs & policies always need "reform"? And the "reform" always requires more government?

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#931359 Jun 24, 2013
Nostrilis H Waxman wrote:
<quoted text>
Now that I think of it, I bet history will remember you as a weirdo, son. Drink much?
He drinks a lot but only through a straw because the sucking is what makes his imbibing so pleasurable.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#931360 Jun 24, 2013
LNC Llin wrote:
<quoted text>
Presidents take the credit for good economic times
thus they get the blame for bad economic times.
President George Bush silent on politics,
seems to have talent as a painter
O'bama seems to have talent as a well er um ah see you um I well er but um I see well I I I um ah duh um er well um um um well...
Aunt Bettie Lou

Orlando, FL

#931361 Jun 24, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
the Bush economy was horrible before 2006. plenty of evidence to back that up. wanna see it?
and how about Bush wanting people who had bad credit histories to have a home? and why is that every time i point that out, you seem to forget it 10 minutes later?
Again, read and learn.

Wall Street Journal

Democrats like to claim the 1990s were a golden age while the Bush years were disastrous. But Bush inherited a recession, the dot-com bubble had burst in 2000, and the economy was sinking even before the shock of 9/11.

By late 2002, the economy was struggling which is when Bush proposed his second round of tax cuts. The tax rate reductions were immediate and included cuts in capital gains and dividends designed to spur business incentives. AS THE TAX CUTS BECAME LAW IN LATE MAY 2003, THE RECOVERY BEGAN IN EARNEST.

Growth averaged nearly 4% over the next three years, the jobless rate fell from 6.3% in June 2003 to 4.4% in October 2006, and real wages began to grow despite rising food and energy prices. The 2003 tax cut was the high point of Bush economic policy.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1232153277874...

Yes, Bush made some mistakes in spending too. But he did more things right than wrong in the wake of 9/11.

He would probably be doing a better job than this president if given one more term.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#931362 Jun 24, 2013
LNC Llin wrote:
<quoted text>
Not a popular post with the right wing :-)
Where does Dave think the CBO gets their data from with purposed bills?

For example the immigration bill projects x number of illegals which will find gainful employment and will pay x amount of taxes.

This data is not available from any government agency so it uses what is provided to it by the person submitting the data for calculation.

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#931363 Jun 24, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
No, it uses the figures provide by the politician asking for the report.
The CBO does not, cannot, question the accuracy of the information given to it by the politicians.
Their purpose is to analysis what is given to them without commentary.
Politicians may request reports based on certain constraints or concepts.

In 2001, they predicted that our debt would be non-existent today based on the revenue & spending at that time.

Then Bush was elected.
LNC Llin

United States

#931364 Jun 24, 2013
Aunt Bettie Lou wrote:
<quoted text>
Well....
A new biography of President Eisenhower you might find interesting.
Shows the frustrations of being president in the 1950s when the press was rather restrained.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#931365 Jun 24, 2013
Whatever wrote:
Egg on their face award for the day-
Reporters sitting in Havana airport.
I thought it was the funniest story of the day. 12 hour flight from hell-no alcohol for the Presstitutes, because it is a dry flight, and according to Cuba law, they have to stay three days. ROTFLMAO.

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#931366 Jun 24, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Who says football players are the most physically fit?
That's s new one.
"yuck"
We got it. In your world the most physically fit are;
- Those first in line for their food stamps with their hands out
- The ones at the food bank with their hands out
- The ones who are whizzes at video games
- The ones pan handling on the streets
- The ones with the strength to operate their nobama phones
- The ones who require an attendant to wipe their azz
Your kind of people.
Peace
KMA
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#931367 Jun 24, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
The CBO bases its reports on current law & current trends.
In early 2001, we had a balanced budget & on the road to paying off our debt.
You can lie & make up sh*t all you want but this is the truth.
When Bush & Gore wee running for president, what did Bush run on?
Giving it back.
When you figure out what"it" is you will become better informed.
Did your study assume that Islamic terrorists would attack the US and deal a crippling blow to the economy?

Did your study assume that a hyper-inflated housing bubble would rapidly deflate and threaten the financial system?

Did your study assume that the government would spend $1 trillion in a single year to fund union pension plans?
LNC Llin

United States

#931368 Jun 24, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Not really.
Instead of just assuming an inflation rate of 3%, for example, run the study at rates ranging from 0% to 7%, for example, so that the range of results can be understood.
Otherwise, you can assume the variables you want to prove your preconceptions.
Elevated levels of methane and other stray gases have been found in drinking water near natural gas wells in Pennsylvania's gas-rich Marcellus shale region, according to new research. In the case of methane, concentrations were six times higher in some drinking water found within one kilometer of drilling operations.

"The bottom line is strong evidence for gas leaking into drinking water in some cases," Robert Jackson, an environmental scientist at Duke University in Durham, N.C., told NBC News. "We think the likeliest explanation is leaky wells," he added.

Producing natural gas from shale rock formations involves a technique called hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, that shoots several million gallons of water laced with chemicals and sand deep underground to break apart chunks of shale, freeing trapped gas to escape through cracks and fissures into wells.

The technique has unlocked the potential to usher in a new era of energy independence and may serve as a bridge to a clean energy future. But the fast-developing industry has raised a host of environmental concerns, including the potential for drinking water near natural gas wells to become contaminated.

The new research builds on earlier work from Jackson and his colleagues that also found high concentrations of methane near natural gas wells. In this new study, Jackson's team analyzed 141 drinking water samples from private wells across northeastern Pennsylvania.

In addition to the higher methane concentrations, the new study documented higher ethane and propane concentrations. Ethane concentrations were 23 times higher at homes within a kilometer of a shale gas well. Propane was detected in 10 samples, all from wells within one kilometer of drilling.

All the gases appear to be fossil in origin. "That is the point of the ethane and propane analyses in the paper," Jackson said. "Those are gases that are not generated by microbes" that can live in the ground and affect well water.

The researchers also conducted chemical analyses of hydrocarbon and helium that suggest the gas found in some instances comes not just from the ground, but from leaky steel pipes used in the extraction system, Jackson added.

"If you have a casing leak (in the tubing), you might expect to see other things through time," he noted, "not just the gases, but whatever is coming up out of the well."

The methane contamination may be a result of cracks in the cement that surrounds the outside of the steel tubing and serves as a barrier between the rock that is drilled through and the well. An improper cement job, Jackson explained, could permit gas from a pocket at mid-depth to move into the space outside the well, and move up to the drinking water.

"In that case, you would never expect to see Marcellus gas or, more importantly, fracking chemicals and metals and salts" in the drinking water, he said.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#931369 Jun 24, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>I thought it was the funniest story of the day. 12 hour flight from hell-no alcohol for the Presstitutes, because it is a dry flight, and according to Cuba law, they have to stay three days. ROTFLMAO.
But they will receive the world's best healthcare if they become ill.

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#931370 Jun 24, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>And Gore ran on the lock box-ROTFLMAO--lock box.
The lock box was ending the practice of Congress borrowing the SS surplus. It had nothing to do with the balanced budget & future budget surpluses
Aunt Bettie Lou

Orlando, FL

#931371 Jun 24, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Yes, I would also call it cherry picking that does not prove cause and effect.
In 2001 the CBO estimated the entire national debt would be paid down by 2013 but that was before two wars, two major tax cuts, medicare expansion, financial collapse, etc.
Hmmm, instead in 2013 the debt's 16 trillion.
That's cause and effect.
It was also before the dot-com bubble burst and Bush inheriting that recession and, of course, 9/11.

But at least you didn't blame him for the housing market crisis or the Feds putting the money accelerator to the floor.

The tax cuts spurred the economy after 9/11.

He made some spending mistakes but what president hasn't?

It's very possible Bush could have done a much better job turning things around than this president has done given one more term.

Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#931372 Jun 24, 2013
Nostrilis H Waxman wrote:
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Hey Dumb Dave. Why were our finances doing well in nearly 2001?
Was it because of one of your lies? Is that how you are "better informed"?
Liars like you never stop lying, do you?
Certainly the Contract with America had no role, according to a liar like you.
Seems to me I remember Clinton wanting to act like Santa Claus, handing out and spending money like crazy, but a liar like you remembers things differently.
Clinton + Republican Congress = balanced budget & surplus

Bush+ Same basic Congress = debt & recession.

What changed?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#931373 Jun 24, 2013
LNC Llin wrote:
<quoted text>
Elevated levels of methane and other stray gases have been found in drinking water near natural gas wells in Pennsylvania's gas-rich Marcellus shale region, according to new research. In the case of methane, concentrations were six times higher in some drinking water found within one kilometer of drilling operations.
"The bottom line is strong evidence for gas leaking into drinking water in some cases," Robert Jackson, an environmental scientist at Duke University in Durham, N.C., told NBC News. "We think the likeliest explanation is leaky wells," he added.
Producing natural gas from shale rock formations involves a technique called hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, that shoots several million gallons of water laced with chemicals and sand deep underground to break apart chunks of shale, freeing trapped gas to escape through cracks and fissures into wells.
The technique has unlocked the potential to usher in a new era of energy independence and may serve as a bridge to a clean energy future. But the fast-developing industry has raised a host of environmental concerns, including the potential for drinking water near natural gas wells to become contaminated.
The new research builds on earlier work from Jackson and his colleagues that also found high concentrations of methane near natural gas wells. In this new study, Jackson's team analyzed 141 drinking water samples from private wells across northeastern Pennsylvania.
In addition to the higher methane concentrations, the new study documented higher ethane and propane concentrations. Ethane concentrations were 23 times higher at homes within a kilometer of a shale gas well. Propane was detected in 10 samples, all from wells within one kilometer of drilling.
All the gases appear to be fossil in origin. "That is the point of the ethane and propane analyses in the paper," Jackson said. "Those are gases that are not generated by microbes" that can live in the ground and affect well water.
The researchers also conducted chemical analyses of hydrocarbon and helium that suggest the gas found in some instances comes not just from the ground, but from leaky steel pipes used in the extraction system, Jackson added.
"If you have a casing leak (in the tubing), you might expect to see other things through time," he noted, "not just the gases, but whatever is coming up out of the well."
The methane contamination may be a result of cracks in the cement that surrounds the outside of the steel tubing and serves as a barrier between the rock that is drilled through and the well. An improper cement job, Jackson explained, could permit gas from a pocket at mid-depth to move into the space outside the well, and move up to the drinking water.
"In that case, you would never expect to see Marcellus gas or, more importantly, fracking chemicals and metals and salts" in the drinking water, he said.
If you outlaw coal, natural gas, and nuclear, then you will have a cold, dark winter.
LNC Llin

United States

#931374 Jun 24, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
The lock box was ending the practice of Congress borrowing the SS surplus. It had nothing to do with the balanced budget & future budget surpluses
President George W Bush expanded entitlements with Prescription Drugs under Medicare.

This was the greatest entitlement expansion since Medicare was passed, which the Republican opposed in 1965, as the Republicans opposed Social Security in 1935.

President Bush regarded as a RINO by the comic book wing of the Republican Party.

President George W Bush busy the day the republican convention was held in 2012.
Aunt Bettie Lou

Orlando, FL

#931375 Jun 24, 2013
mdbuilder wrote:
<quoted text>
Librarians are notoriously anti-conservative. They put conservative books on the wrong shelves and everything.
How annoying is that? Dumb liberal librarians?
Aunt Bettie Lou

Orlando, FL

#931376 Jun 24, 2013
SHADOW wrote:
<quoted text>
Just google how many times former President Bush warned of the coming crash. Bawney and franklin assured everyone nothing was wrong.
Just how demorats roll--bunch of damn lying thiefs.
I prefer the term "weasels" but your description is better.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#931377 Jun 24, 2013
LNC Llin wrote:
<quoted text>

President George W Bush busy the day the republican convention was held in 2012.
Does Patrick return daily to wherever he/she worked before retirement and tell the folks there how to do their job?

The only retirees who return to screw around are the losers and their advice is unwanted.

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