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Since: Dec 12

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#938961 Jul 6, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Because Libertarians offer few viable candidates. The party's platform is attractive until it comes to isolationism which doesn't fly well with most Americans. It conjures up images of being sitting ducks in this day and age. A drastic retreat from the world stage could very well come back to bite us fatally if the rest of the world implodes or is taken over by less desirable zealots or ideologies. The party's platform of decreasing the military makes us feel even more vulnerable.
Cutting back on our military presence around the world looks good on paper but not in the real world.
Our enemies include two major world powers who would very quickly take advantage of our absence to sway our other enemies who also have weapons that could annihilate us before we could even begin to defend ourselves against all of them if we just sat back and hoped they wouldn't.
In a different world or in a different time, Libertarians' isolationism and decreasing the military might come across as preferable. But in this present day and age.
Can you even see any merit to this point of view?
Nope, not a bit of merit. You're saying that stationing the most powerful military in the history of mankind in their home country would somehow make us more vulnerable?

How stupid does that sound when you say it like that without all the dramatics and hand-wringing?
OBAMA the GENIUS

Raleigh, NC

#938962 Jul 6, 2013
TSM wrote:
Isn’t it comforting to know during a Crisis the President out Golfing while his Secretary of State is Yachting!! I guess Kerry like Obama loves the Perks but not the Job!!
What crisis?

I love that Bush took more vacation than ever before!!

While 600,000 were killed in his wars!

Iraq killed 5,000 Kurds who took up arms against Iraq?

WE FIXED THAT INJUSTICE!!

Iraq destroyed by USA war! 400,000 Iraq citizens killed.

USA destroys Iraq, then rebuilds it?

HEY GEORGE!!! TRILLIONS!!!!

not a bad way to make a buck? The worst way.

Republican. Greedy.
Republican. Selfish.
Republican. Liar.
Republican. Hypocrite.

(Join em, there a special blend o crazy!)
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#938963 Jul 6, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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If Zimmerman had killed a white man in self-defense after being attacked, you'd be all over defending Zimmerman because he is Hispanic.
Your transparency is much too obvious, Lily.
Sorry Carol when it comes to being transparent no one even comes close to you. Talk about a bubble headed bleach blond. Only you bigots made it about black and white. If that were your son or family member tis you that would be singing a different tune.
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#938964 Jul 6, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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That's very possible. He could have kept walking and not looked back. Most young people would have if they felt threatened.
We were led to believe by the liberal media Zimmerman was literally in hot pursuit of Trayvon that night. The liberal media also decided this was going to be a racially charged case deliberately misrepresenting the facts.
Surprise.
The jury will know all the facts when all is said and done. We're beginning to see an entirely different picture than what the liberal media drew from their overactive imaginations already.
So when Zimmerman is found guilty will you adhere to their findings..Somehow I think not. You are extremely phony and a habitual liar even to yourself. Totally transparent.

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

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#938965 Jul 6, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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The blatant misrepresentation of just this one fact should raise a red flag to every single liberal that the liberal media will dupe them into believe anything they want them to believe.
"White" Hispanic is a deliberate effort to manipulate the facts and make this case racially charged for their own benefit. It should outrage even the most far left liberal and make them stop and think that maybe the liberal media has been manipulating them about a lot of other things too.
But most liberals will go on ignoring it. It's precisely why there is so much confusion in this country on their part. They willingly believe whatever the liberal administration tells the liberal media to report - and not report.
It's actually quite dangerous. The mainstream media in the back pocket of those in power.
You'd think there were enough smart liberals who would figure this out. Doesn't seem that's the case.
Bingo!

“Come Home America!”

Since: Nov 11

Claymont, Delaware 19809

#938967 Jul 6, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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That's very possible. He could have kept walking and not looked back. Most young people would have if they felt threatened.
We were led to believe by the liberal media Zimmerman was literally in hot pursuit of Trayvon that night. The liberal media also decided this was going to be a racially charged case deliberately misrepresenting the facts.
Surprise.
The jury will know all the facts when all is said and done. We're beginning to see an entirely different picture than what the liberal media drew from their overactive imaginations already.
One fact has remained constant from the first news reports and that is that George Zimmerman is an inveterate liar.

Since: Dec 12

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#938968 Jul 6, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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The blatant misrepresentation of just this one fact should raise a red flag to every single liberal that the liberal media will dupe them into believe anything they want them to believe.
"White" Hispanic is a deliberate effort to manipulate the facts and make this case racially charged for their own benefit. It should outrage even the most far left liberal and make them stop and think that maybe the liberal media has been manipulating them about a lot of other things too.
But most liberals will go on ignoring it. It's precisely why there is so much confusion in this country on their part. They willingly believe whatever the liberal administration tells the liberal media to report - and not report.
It's actually quite dangerous. The mainstream media in the back pocket of those in power.
You'd think there were enough smart liberals who would figure this out. Doesn't seem that's the case.
You can thank neocon Jonah Goldberg and your handlers at Fox "News" for yet another red herring:

U.S. Census Bureau Guidance on the
Presentation and Comparison of Race and Hispanic Origin Data
Background

Traditional and current data collection and classification treat race and Hispanic origin as two separate and distinct concepts in accordance with guidelines from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). In contrast, the practice of some organizations, researchers, and media is to show race and Hispanic origin together as one concept. The introduction of the option to report more than one race added more complexity to the presentation and comparison of these data. This document provides U.S. Census Bureau guidance to the user community on how to handle the interpretation of race and Hispanic origin data.

Summary of Issues

Race and Hispanic origin are two separate concepts in the federal statistical system.
People who are Hispanic may be of any race.
People in each race group may be either Hispanic or Not Hispanic.
Each person has two attributes, their race (or races) and whether or not they are Hispanic.
Overlap of race and Hispanic origin is the main comparability issue.
For example, Black Hispanics (Hispanic Blacks) are included in both the number of Blacks and in the number of Hispanics.
"More than one race" option increases possible numbers and overlapping groups.
For example, the three categories of Blacks, Hispanics, and people reporting two or more races produce multiple overlapping groups.
The complete cross tabulation of race and Hispanic origin data is problematic.
This option allows experienced users to tailor data for their specific use, but can confuse general users.
Comparability of data on race and Hispanic origin is affected by several other factors.
The universe differs across sources (censuses, national surveys, postcensal population estimates).
The allocation of "Some other race" responses from the Census 2000 category to standard OMB race categories increases the totals for each race, but does not affect the number of Hispanics.
The "Two or more races" category is present in Census 2000 and in the postcensal population estimates, but not in the 2002 Current Population Survey (CPS). It will be in the CPS every year, beginning with 2003.

http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/...

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#938969 Jul 6, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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If Zimmerman had killed a white man in self-defense after being attacked, you'd be all over defending Zimmerman because he is Hispanic.
Your transparency is much too obvious, Lily.
The God of the Christian Bible is the one true God, Christians know this because the Bible tells them so.

Fox "News" is the one true news outlet and its rabid followers know this because Fox tells them so.

Begging the question and most other informal fallacies work great on gullible Christians.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#938970 Jul 6, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>That's bunkum and you know it . The problem with higher gas prices is driving more, consuming more oil ,as the economy improves--oil and gas prices are steadily rising because world demand for energy continues going up as overall supply of oil keeps shrinking and there are no equivalent alternatives to it yet thanks ,in part, for climate denier republicans in Congress believing we just have to 'drill,drill, drill '; but not have any kind of comprehensive energy plan to reduce consumption , push conservation, and developing renewable alternatives.
Hey dumbass emoron. The conversation was about california. On july 1st our gas tax went up 3.5 cents per gallon because of lower gas tax renevue. You really are the dumbest of the dumb.
LCN Llin

United States

#938971 Jul 6, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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I certainly have. Gave you a complete run down on all genres and authors including those involving history.
You apparently have a short memory or just don't see what you don't want to see.
Based on your willful ignorance about the liberal media's propagandizing, I pick the latter.
Sorry, LCN. You are one of the disappointments on here.
Post again this this should be interesting :-)
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#938972 Jul 6, 2013
been there9 wrote:
<quoted text>GMO crops were developed to be pesticide resistant not disease resistant. Monsanto, developed GMO seeds also just happens to own and developed Round Up weed killer. They made seeds that grow plants that can withstand massive amounts of toxic weed killer sprayed on them and not die. Then they will tell you that these poisons dissipate before you eat the food produced by these seeds. This is from the same Monsanto that gave us DDT years ago and said it was harmless and Agent Orange and said the same. And that is only one of the concerns. A virus or bacteria is needed to get the dna that is being introduced into the original dna. The one most commonly used is the E-coli virus. Monsanto is buying up as many heritage seeds as they can get their hands on all the while suing non GMO farmers into bankruptcy by claiming they are using their "patented" seeds even when the farmers crops have been cross contaminated by nearby fields. Even if the non GMO farmer wins in ocurt he is usually bankrupted by the muti billion dollar corperation Monsanto that can keep them in court for years. Look up Percy Schmeiser a canola farmer from Canada who refused their gag order after he won in ocurt. There is more and more evidence that GMO foods cause leaky gut syndrome which allows undigested food into your system which causes your body to respond to it as a foreign substance and creates allergies. Considering that 80-90% of all soy, corn and now wheat are from GMO seeds it doesn't surprise me there could actually be a connection between Gluten intolerance and celiac's Disease. I will pause to give you time to digest, excuse the pun, this. I can go on for much longer on this subject.
Banning of DDT resulted in the deaths of millions of people from malaria.
LCN Llin

United States

#938973 Jul 6, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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If Zimmerman had killed a white man in self-defense after being attacked, you'd be all over defending Zimmerman because he is Hispanic.
Your transparency is much too obvious, Lily.
While this is your opinion,
it may not, in fact, be Lily's.

Can you differentiate between your opinions and reality?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#938974 Jul 6, 2013
If there’s one thing Fox “News” conservatives are good at, it’s finding new ways to blame President Obama for their own party’s policies. This 4th of July was no different.

This time around, Fox Republicans are blaming Obama for the financial hits from the Republican sequester that Obama kept telling Republicans would be a very bad thing and should not be allowed to stand. And note the racial resentment cherry on top of Fox Nation’s headline.“Obama Spends $100M on African Trip But Cancels Marines’ July 4th Fireworks.”

Just how disingenuous of a title is that for the AP story? Well, in the story it clearly spells out that the boom is gone because of budget cuts and furloughed fireworks. Who is to blame? The AP says,“The failure in Washington to follow up a 2011 budget pact with additional spending cuts meant $85 billion across-the-board cuts that began in March. Budgets tightened, the military took a major hit and many federal workers absorbed pay cuts through forced furloughs.”

It is Republicans in the House who refuse to begin the process of budget reconciliation, so… that leaves a finger pointing right at Republicans unless you work at Fox “News”. President Obama has been warning the nation about the then impending sequester since at least February.

Even Speaker John Boehner admits that President Obama didn’t want the sequester cuts. We got here because Republicans refused to raise the debt ceiling to pay for their spending. The threat of sequester be added into the Budget Act of 2011 in order to force both sides to compromise when the time came. The time came, and Republicans refused to compromise — or rather, Speaker Boehner couldn’t get his Tea Party caucus to compromise with the Speaker’s own proposals. House Republicans refused to raise a dime of revenue.

And here we are, still waiting for House Republicans to be willing to sit down with the Senate to begin budget reconciliation because- oh, they cared so much about the budget, they cared so much that they had to bring this country to her knees and ruin her credit. But now that the budget depends upon them, meh. Budget schmudget. Did you hear about Obama’s Africa trip? IRS! Benghazi!

Nowhere in this story did the AP mention Obama’s Africa trip, which by the way was not a vacation, and that $100 million number is an estimate off of a Washington Post story based on the Secret Service’s estimate of previous president’s trips which claimed that it could cost between $60 and $100 million. Furthermore, although it’s the meme of the moment for the jingoistic Republicans, all presidents’ trips to Africa are expensive. First Lady Laura Bush went five times, and even took a safari.

If anyone canceled the fireworks, it is House Republicans, many of whom championed sequestration for years before they actually managed to make it happen in what they called a victory.

This is what happens when a party doesn’t really stand for anything but stirring up anger and resentment at Others. Eventually, they’re left holding nothing other than decaying turds of transparently empty and willfully ignorant rage now known as their “platform”.

http://www.politicususa.com/2013/07/05/fox-in...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#938975 Jul 6, 2013
been there9 wrote:
Sorry, incomplete thought above. The virus or bacteria is needed to get the dna to adhere to the original dna.
And you think this virus or bacteria survives in the seed? That seems highly unlikely.

By the way, the fact that you don't know whether it is a virus or bacteria, two entirely different things, weakens your argument.

Why doesn't the government ban this deadly killer, just as they ban large soft drinks and tasty burgers?

Frankly, the whole GMO crowd seems like the UFO crowd.
LCN Llin

United States

#938977 Jul 6, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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No generalizations. Hollywood made us believe the Indians were the bad guys the entire time we were growing up.
Turns out, we were the bad guys. Nowadays, you'd think Hollyweird would be falling all over themselves to set the record straight just to promote their "blame America first" herd-like mindsets.
Only this time, they'd be telling the truth.
We broke promise after promise to the Indians and slaughtered many of their tribes.
And here I thought you were the self-proclaimed history expert all this time.
This is basic information - Native Americans v the U.S. Government 101, if you will.
Only if one depends on films for history instead of books.
Your History posts remain amusing.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#938978 Jul 6, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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If all Democrats had voted against Iraq YOUR Party still would have carried the vote in the House; 207 total House Democrat votes to 215 Republican votes for.
There's no getting around it. Its no excuse for your sorry Party to say "Some Democrats went along with it." You don't get how totally retarded that is?
...and in the Senate?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#938979 Jul 6, 2013
Injudgement wrote:
<quoted text>Why do you want more Repubs in office? So they can do this to American workers?
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Washington (CNN)-- Senate Republicans on Thursday blocked the No.1 item on the president's congressional "to-do-list," refusing to allow a vote on a bill that would give tax breaks for companies that "insource" jobs to the U.S. from overseas while eliminating tax deductions for companies that move jobs abroad.
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The method Republicans have used to block all jobs legislation in the past two years is the same. A jobs bill comes up, it is filled with positive things for the economy, Republicans filibuster debate, this shields them from having to make floor speeches on why they don't want tax breaks for small businesses... etc.
Why? Well, if the economy recovers too strongly before an election, Republicans will lose power. If jobs numbers look too good, people will want to keep the same party. By Republicans blocking all jobs legislation and keeping jobs numbers from improving they believe this is their ticket to power.
All "tax breaks" are bad and should be eliminated.

There is no tax deduction for moving jobs abroad.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#938980 Jul 6, 2013
White House to Weigh in on a Cruising Tesla

Tesla is winning.

The famed American luxury electric car start-up has been battling entrenched auto dealership interests over whether it should be permitted to sell its cars directly to consumers, instead of going through the long-established and much-bemoaned independent dealership system. Well last week, it scored a major victory in its fight against the rent-seeking dealers, as a North Carolina House committee removed language from a bill that would have prevented Tesla from selling to North Carolinians.

The corresponding Senate committee had previously passed the language unanimously, leading to concerns that the local political clout of auto dealer interests would strangle Tesla in its infancy, as the low-volume start-up has little to gain from trying to get gas-powered dealers to sell its competing technology. However, after a brilliant couple months of news for Tesla, including a near-perfect score from Consumer Reports, and after the speaker of the House and Governor McCrory were taken for spins in the new Model S, the restrictions are dead for good.

Coming on the heels of that victory, a pro-Tesla WhiteHouse.gov petition recently crossed the 100,000 signature threshold to compel a White House response. As Will Oremus notes,”Tesla critics like to point out that the Tesla Model S’s $70,000-plus price tag puts the car out of reach for the average American. But the success of the White House petition makes clear that it isn’t just wealthy Model S owners who are rooting for the company.”

That criticism was always ill-founded, because Tesla Motors has always been more than a luxury car company. It is a “halo” product for Silicon Valley, American manufacturing, the car industry alike, as well as an actual embodiment of many of the platitudes that politicians heap on American business. What is quite possibly the best car in the world is conceived, designed, and constructed in America. In that light, the green subsidies and discounted Department of Energy loans may well be justifiable not on free-market grounds, but as a national greatness project.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/white-...

This is a development we should all be able to celebrate. For all the (legitimate, to my mind) hand-wringing that can be done over the future of civil society amid increasing direct sales, it is rare to have the chance to celebrate American manufacturing success or a failure of crony capitalism, much less on the same day.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#938981 Jul 6, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
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Nice try little girl, you still smarting from being exposed as an un-American coward, huh sweet cheeks. Poor old Eed he obviously suffers from senility, me being the captain of that team was never said. Only a total idiot[which you both are over qualified ] would or could say who anyone on that team is. But I do love just how weak and cowardly you both are. But then again those are a couple of the requirements for being a bagger, huh old jealous one. Your daily mournful crying and gnashing of teeth [well the one you have left] I suspect you could put all you righties together and not have a full set of teeth. Do idiots like you ever have a nice day..LMAO
Stolen valor from a draft dodger
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#938982 Jul 6, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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How so?
Are comments "meddling"?
Better shut up your entire media wing.
Obama publicly called for Mubarak to step down.

That's meddling, particularly when it comes from the biggest bully on the block.

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