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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#938064 Jul 4, 2013
More Obama Propaganda

The State Department spent more than $630,000 on advertising campaigns to boost the number of Facebook "likes" for the agency's pages on the website, according to a report released by the agency's inspector general.

Between 2011 and March 2013, the agency's Bureau of International Information Programs used the funds on advertising to increase the number of fans for each of its four Facebook pages from 100,000 to more than 2 million, according to the May report.

The program was initiated after the bureau expanded the agency's presence on social media by setting up Facebook pages, Twitter accounts, and blogs targeted at foreign audiences, the report states.

The report found that many employees in the bureau were critical of the advertising campaigns and felt that the agency was "buying fans" who may have once clicked on an ad but have never engaged further.

Defenders of the initiative argued that advertising was needed to increase visibility because of the difficulty of finding a Facebook page using the website's general search tool, according to the report.

The inspector general's report recommends that the State Department bureau reduce spending by focusing its advertising on specific public diplomacy goals and not on raising the number of Facebook "likes" on the agency's pages.

State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said at Wednesday's daily press briefing with reporters that the agency currently spends $36,000 a year on the Facebook outreach program.

Psaki said the initiative continues to target "a broad range" of people "living internationally" and that the bureau behind the program is working to implement inspector general’s recommendations.

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#938065 Jul 4, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>Do you really think California 's Insurance Market is excluded to only the big three Insurers? If what you say is really true than Blue Shield of California must be jumping for joy to not have to compete with three of their biggest Insurer competitors [UnitedHealth Group, CIGNA, and Aetna ] However; I doubt that you are telling the truth or you're just seriously ignorant on the issue.
In many counties, the only choice is Kaiser Permanente, a crummy HMO.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#938066 Jul 4, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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America's most dangerous enemy is Al Qaeda, armed by Obama.
Call your bud Putin.

See if he can help you.

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#938067 Jul 4, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
Obama to cancel 4th of July celebration!!!
And Liberals still think he is an American!!!
See? Liberals are so f*cking easy to fool!!!
Right-wing media can never get anything right. Obama didn't cancel anything. The GOP did.

Military officials were forced to take it upon themselves to decide what they could and could not afford due to the cuts forced upon them by the Republican's sequester (referred to by the GOP as holding the "high ground"). Several military institutions specifically credited sequestration as the reason they had to cancel 4th of July festivities:

March 15: Ongoing federal budget cuts prompted Naval Station Great Lakes in Chicago’s suburban Lake County to cancel this year’s Independence Day celebration.

March 21: The Air Force Academy's annual Independence Day celebration in Colorado Springs has been canceled due to budgetary concerns from SEQUESTRATION, Academy officials announced. SEQUESTRATION has forced the Academy to cut back on many activities it would normally support.

April 11: Fort Bragg announced that its Fourth of July celebration will be canceled because of budget cuts. Post officials said they cannot afford the $120,000 in overtime pay associated with the event, which has regularly drawn more than 50,000 people since it started more than 30 years ago.

April 16: Naval Station Everett (in Washington state) has canceled Independence Day celebrations at the base. Over the years, the Navy has offered the public a chance to visit the base and tour a ship as a part of July 4th festivities. The decision is separate from the Navy's announcement that it will cancel Fleet Week ship visits and Seafair performances by the Blue Angels.

May 6: Federal budget cuts are forcing Pearl Harbor to cancel its July 4 fireworks and the Marine Corps to cancel its annual Bayfest event at Kaneohe Bay.

May 7: Camp Lejeune will not be having its July 4th fireworks display because of SEQUESTRATION, base officials announced.

May 14: Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter, South Carolina is canceling its annual Independence Day celebration because of automatic federal budget cuts. Base officials say the cuts won't leave officials with enough money to put on the “Jammin' July Fourth” event at a Sumter park.

May 21: New Jersey's Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst has canceled its annual July Fourth celebration due to furloughs caused by congressionally mandated automatic budget cuts.

May 31: Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island has canceled its annual 4th of July celebration, citing the across-the-board budget cuts known as SEQUESTRATION.

June 6: Fort Hood officials confirmed this year’s on-post Fourth of July celebration will be significantly smaller, because of budget cuts to the military.

June 13: The annual Fourth of July celebration and fireworks show at Fort Jackson will go on this year despite federal budget cuts -- just with a little less sizzle. Missing from this year's festivities will be the popular "Torchlight Tattoo" -- a cannon salute to the U.S. states and territories.

June 18: A U.S. Navy band has been forced to pull out of the "Red, White & Boom" celebrations in Rock Island, Illinois because of government spending cutbacks known as SEQUESTRATION.

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/brent-bozell/201...

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#938068 Jul 4, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Right-wing media can never get anything right. Obama didn't cancel anything. The GOP did.
Military officials were forced to take it upon themselves to decide what they could and could not afford due to the cuts forced upon them by the Republican's sequester (referred to by the GOP as holding the "high ground"). Several military institutions specifically credited sequestration as the reason they had to cancel 4th of July festivities:
March 15: Ongoing federal budget cuts prompted Naval Station Great Lakes in Chicago’s suburban Lake County to cancel this year’s Independence Day celebration.
March 21: The Air Force Academy's annual Independence Day celebration in Colorado Springs has been canceled due to budgetary concerns from SEQUESTRATION, Academy officials announced. SEQUESTRATION has forced the Academy to cut back on many activities it would normally support.
April 11: Fort Bragg announced that its Fourth of July celebration will be canceled because of budget cuts. Post officials said they cannot afford the $120,000 in overtime pay associated with the event, which has regularly drawn more than 50,000 people since it started more than 30 years ago.
April 16: Naval Station Everett (in Washington state) has canceled Independence Day celebrations at the base. Over the years, the Navy has offered the public a chance to visit the base and tour a ship as a part of July 4th festivities. The decision is separate from the Navy's announcement that it will cancel Fleet Week ship visits and Seafair performances by the Blue Angels.
May 6: Federal budget cuts are forcing Pearl Harbor to cancel its July 4 fireworks and the Marine Corps to cancel its annual Bayfest event at Kaneohe Bay.
May 7: Camp Lejeune will not be having its July 4th fireworks display because of SEQUESTRATION, base officials announced.
May 14: Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter, South Carolina is canceling its annual Independence Day celebration because of automatic federal budget cuts. Base officials say the cuts won't leave officials with enough money to put on the “Jammin' July Fourth” event at a Sumter park.
May 21: New Jersey's Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst has canceled its annual July Fourth celebration due to furloughs caused by congressionally mandated automatic budget cuts.
May 31: Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island has canceled its annual 4th of July celebration, citing the across-the-board budget cuts known as SEQUESTRATION.
June 6: Fort Hood officials confirmed this year’s on-post Fourth of July celebration will be significantly smaller, because of budget cuts to the military.
June 13: The annual Fourth of July celebration and fireworks show at Fort Jackson will go on this year despite federal budget cuts -- just with a little less sizzle. Missing from this year's festivities will be the popular "Torchlight Tattoo" -- a cannon salute to the U.S. states and territories.
June 18: A U.S. Navy band has been forced to pull out of the "Red, White & Boom" celebrations in Rock Island, Illinois because of government spending cutbacks known as SEQUESTRATION.
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/brent-bozell/201...
Private contributions were offered to fund many of these events, but were declined by Obama because of his lack of patriotism and desire to punish the American people.

Today's Fourth of July parade in Temecula was great, from the little kids to the cowboy re-enactors firing off their pistols.

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#938069 Jul 4, 2013
The result of one-party government

SACRAMENTO, Calif.– State lawmakers are sending Gov. Jerry Brown a bill that would require California's public K-12 schools to let transgender students choose which restrooms they use and which school teams they join based on their gender identity instead of their chromosomes.

While some school districts around the country have implemented similar policies, the bill's author says AB1266 would mark the first time a state has mandated such treatment in statute.

The bill would give youths the right "to participate in sex-segregated programs, activities and facilities" based on their self-perception, regardless of their birth gender.

It sparked an impassioned debate on the Senate floor Wednesday about when transgender students' right to expression might conflict with other students' discomfort and right to privacy.

Opponents say the state is going too far.

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#938070 Jul 4, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Call your bud Putin.
See if he can help you.
Putin hates/kills Islamic terrorists, while Obama gives them weapons.

Who is really on our side?

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Since: May 11

Chambersburg, PA

#938071 Jul 4, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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If individuals are allowed to purchase cost-effective policies instead of bloated Christmas trees, there won't be enough insurance company profit to pay for the moochers.
Galt likes to rely on people like me when the sh*t hits the fan. Like Flack, they put their family's health & financial well being at risk to save a few bucks on health insurance.

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#938072 Jul 4, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Why do you object if Galt prefers to purchase a policy with a high annual deductible, say $5K or $10K, something not allowed under ObamaKKKare?
Possibly no claims, ever, but protection against a huge bill.
Do you have zero deductible on other insurance?
What makes you think that policy wouldn't be allowed under the Affordable Care Act? There is a required list of preventative services that have to be free under the Affordable Care Act" but nothing, to my knowledge, that prevents you from having a high deductible policy.

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#938074 Jul 4, 2013
LOL. When I posted the above reply to Galt, I got a message from Topix telling me not to use profanity. Perplexing.

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#938075 Jul 4, 2013
Cway wrote:
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Yawn...
(Another GOP cut-n-paste.)
Nope, a real Democrat just posting the truth along with the facts that Pseudo Liberal Democrats hate.

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#938076 Jul 4, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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"Stand your ground" is irrelevant, not the defense.
What about the medical examiner testimony that the gun was against Saint Trayvon's hoodie, but the hoodie was several inches from Saint Trayvon's body?
That isn't what she testified to at all. The holes in the two sweatshirts aligned perfectly with each other but not with the with the entry wound in Trayvon's chest. Exactly what one would expect in a struggle. The sweatshirts are going to move. Geez.

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#938077 Jul 4, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Galt likes to rely on people like me when the sh*t hits the fan. Like Flack, they put their family's health & financial well being at risk to save a few bucks on health insurance.
To the contrary, high-deductible policies are financially sound for most families, who have minimal medical bills.

The savings are substantial, not "a few bucks."

What deductible does Dumbass Dave carry on auto and homeowners policies?

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#938078 Jul 4, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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What makes you think that policy wouldn't be allowed under the Affordable Care Act? There is a required list of preventative services that have to be free under the Affordable Care Act" but nothing, to my knowledge, that prevents you from having a high deductible policy.
Nothing is "free."

If Galt has no use for birth control or abortion coverage, why should he be required to purchase same?

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Waxman

Windsor, CT

#938079 Jul 4, 2013
Cway wrote:
Hey, Chimp-bots, tell us once more how Vietnam was such "a noble endeavor". Isn't that what Ronnie Boy said?
Yes, the "Bell telephone hour" and "helicopter interrogation" were such noble deeds.
Grey Ghost: Chimp-bots would be your fellow Democrats Grey Boast. You can thank Kennedy/Johnson for the war that killed 50,000+ of our kids for nothing. Like Obama, they followed the French.

You are suck a clueless old flock.

Since: Sep 08

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#938080 Jul 4, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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UnitedHealth Group, CIGNA, and Aetna bowed out of being included in California's insurance exchange.
Uh-oh. The same insurance companies who were supposed to keep providing insurance under ObamaCare. Now what?
Maybe California has a chain of Walgreen's who will be diagnosing and treating chronic illnesses under ObamaCare elsewhere.
Whew.
Say, did you know the promise Obama made about being able to keep your own doctor is going to cost you big time?
No, you probably didn't.
None of those companies are big in California. Kaiser Permanente, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of California are our major players and all are expected to participate. I could be wrong but as far as I know, none of those others contract with government agencies here in California.

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#938081 Jul 4, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Private contributions were offered to fund many of these events, but were declined by Obama because of his lack of patriotism and desire to punish the American people.
Today's Fourth of July parade in Temecula was great, from the little kids to the cowboy re-enactors firing off their pistols.
Personally, I think the cancellation of the events is a good thing. Taxpayers should not be footing the bill. Guess we can chalk it up as a Republican success.

Since: Sep 08

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#938083 Jul 4, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Nothing is "free."
If Galt has no use for birth control or abortion coverage, why should he be required to purchase same?
Duck and dodge. In other words you lied when you said you couldn't keep your high deductible policy under the Affordable Care Act.
American Lady

Danville, KY

#938086 Jul 4, 2013
Happy Fourth *Patriots*!!!

July 4: A patriot’s guide to not being a Communist [VIDEO]

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/07/04/july-4-a-pa...

Medical examiner who called Zimmerman injuries
‘insignificant’ no stranger to controversy

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/07/03/medical-exa...

ratamacue76 a day ago
When getting hit in the face one does not have the time to evaluate an injury before action. Take care of the situation then evaluate injury. The amount of physical trauma should not even matter. The only thing that counts is getting hit in the face in the first place.

“It's all about the struggle”

Since: Jun 10

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#938087 Jul 4, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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* Zimmerman was looking for trouble.
Hee, Hee. Isn't that what Neighborhood Watch members are supposed to do?
* He got that guy to attack him so he could shoot him.
You have an opinion based on what? On your being there that night? Based on what YOU would do as a racist pig looking to shoot a white person?
* I bet he didn't try to help him after he shot him.
Have you ever experienced a Life-and-Death encounter? Did you order a Chocolate Malt seconds later? Call up an old HS friend? Take in a movie? Take a nap?
Get real and stop playing Liberal theatrics. What would *YOU* do immediately following an encounter like that of Zimmerman's? It is easy for racists to shoot their mouths off about what George should have done afterward. "Easy" is what Liberal mouths reach for.
* Zimmerman is crazy.
Great. Let him go on grounds of insanity.
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