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Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#949853 Jul 20, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Where do you live?
Right here in Central Florida. Didn't say there was a disproportionate number of blacks. Just a disproportionate number of blacks - mostly younger people - who have an attitude in comparison to those who don't. From my experience anyway. But it depends on the area of town and the situation.

The area of town where I live now is a fairly equal balance of whites, Hispanics and blacks. Everyone minds their own business, most everyone is friendly and all get along just fine.

However, some Hispanics can be worse than blacks and some whites can be worse than both Hispanics and blacks.

It all depends. Different strokes for different folks...and so on and so on and scooby dooby doo-bee.
LCN Llin

United States

#949854 Jul 20, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh, yeah. My bad. Didn't mean to interrupt this drama with reality.
:)
room for more reality :-)

WASHINGTON — The federal investigator who concluded that the Internal Revenue Service inappropriately targeted Tea Party groups said Thursday the tax agency had

failed to give him documents showing progressive groups were subjected to similar screenings.

J. Russell George, who serves as an IRS watchdog at the U.S. Treasury, told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that only last week did his office receive documents showing the term "progressive" was used to flag cases for additional review.

"The moment I became aware that other groups were spotlighted by the IRS, I directed my staff to commence review of that," George said.

"I am very disturbed that these documents were not provided to our auditors at the outset," he said. "They were not provided during our audit, even though similar documents that list 'Tea Party'… were."

George came under sharp questioning from the committee's Democrats, who have suggested his initial review of the targeting was flawed and incomplete because it focused on how conservative groups were treated.

The IG audit, released in May, said that Cincinnati-based IRS employees developed and implemented "inappropriate criteria" — using terms like "tea party," "patriot," and "9/12" — as triggers that sent those applications into a lengthy, burdensome review process. Newly released documents have shown that the IRS also used the key words "progressive" and "Occupy" to identify political groups for added scrutiny, and that a review of 5,500 e-mails by IRS employees showed no political bias.

"How could you not have, in the ordinary course of doing your work, discovered the treatment of progressive groups?" asked Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C. "That goes to a flaw in methodology."

George and other IG staffers defended the original report and said IRS officials shaped his inquiry at the outset by providing his investigators with a "be on the lookout" list — or BOLO list — that included the terms "tea party," "patriots" and "9/12."

George said IRS officials told him that the BOLO list was used by agents to select potential political cases. At no time did IRS officials provide additional information about progressive groups being screened, nor did they contradict his findings put forth in the IG's final report.

"IRS staff at multiple levels concurred with our analysis," George testified.

Republicans on the panel defended George and said there was still no evidence that progressive groups were subjected to the same high level of scrutiny as Tea Party groups. Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., said Tea Party groups were "singled out" and "systematically detained," with some groups' applications stuck in limbo for more than three years.

Thursday's hearing was the seventh such session Congress has held to probe the IRS' handling of tax-exempt applications from political groups. But it was the first opportunity lawmakers had to hear directly from IRS employees involved in the targeting.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#949855 Jul 20, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Trayvon had forty dollars and some change. Can't you do anything but lie, you racist, methmouth retard? You don't make seventy-five dollars a day at SSI do you?
Next time-scratch your diseased talons on your OWN hate filled, lying ass racist self. Clueless, ignorant, illiterate kkhunt.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#949856 Jul 20, 2013
Waxman wrote:
A union cloud over Obamacare as broken promises infuriate the president’s base...
“If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. Period. If you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. Period. No one will take it away. No matter what.”
— President Obama, July 2009
Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jul/...
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Yes, Obama underestimated the underhandedness of business owners. The amazing thing is that these neglectful, selfish business owners only represent about 10% of businesses. I would have expected the number to be much higher.
LCN Llin

United States

#949857 Jul 20, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Parents who love and want their children to become well-rounded adults who respect themselves and others and have a sense of self-worth and self-restraint don't need to analyze what is and isn't proper discipline. They love and respect their children enough to know the difference.
Children also respect parents when they know who is in charge. Usually just a look or a word of disproval is sufficient enough to put an end to unacceptable behavior soon enough.
Children first and foremost need to feel loved. And love should be the only underlying reason for disciplining a child. Children instinctively know when they need to be disciplined. Sadly, too many parents don't know what their children know.
Sounds a bit as if Ann Landers
who I read and enjoyed.
Tonto 2

Houston, TX

#949858 Jul 20, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>The DNA of the demoKratic party is inbred with hate and racism...
It's the culture...
Didn't start out that way, Cletus, but you sure fixed that. Hey! What's that in the trunk of that car, Cletus? Why it's a Janitor in a Drum barrel with your name on it!
LCN Llin

United States

#949860 Jul 20, 2013
WASHINGTON — The federal investigator who concluded that the Internal Revenue Service inappropriately targeted Tea Party groups said Thursday the tax agency had failed to give him documents showing progressive groups were subjected to similar screenings.

J. Russell George, who serves as an IRS watchdog at the U.S. Treasury, told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that only last week did his office receive documents showing the term "progressive" was used to flag cases for additional review.

"The moment I became aware that other groups were spotlighted by the IRS, I directed my staff to commence review of that," George said.

"I am very disturbed that these documents were not provided to our auditors at the outset," he said. "They were not provided during our audit, even though similar documents that list 'Tea Party'… were."

George came under sharp questioning from the committee's Democrats, who have suggested his initial review of the targeting was flawed and incomplete because it focused on how conservative groups were treated.

The IG audit, released in May, said that Cincinnati-based IRS employees developed and implemented "inappropriate criteria" — using terms like "tea party," "patriot," and "9/12" — as triggers that sent those applications into a lengthy, burdensome review process. Newly released documents have shown that the IRS also used the key words "progressive" and "Occupy" to identify political groups for added scrutiny, and that a review of 5,500 e-mails by IRS employees showed no political bias.

"How could you not have, in the ordinary course of doing your work, discovered the treatment of progressive groups?" asked Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C. "That goes to a flaw in methodology."

George and other IG staffers defended the original report and said IRS officials shaped his inquiry at the outset by providing his investigators with a "be on the lookout" list — or BOLO list — that included the terms "tea party," "patriots" and "9/12."

George said IRS officials told him that the BOLO list was used by agents to select potential political cases. At no time did IRS officials provide additional information about progressive groups being screened, nor did they contradict his findings put forth in the IG's final report.

"IRS staff at multiple levels concurred with our analysis," George testified.

Republicans on the panel defended George and said there was still no evidence that progressive groups were subjected to the same high level of scrutiny as Tea Party groups. Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., said Tea Party groups were "singled out" and "systematically detained," with some groups' applications stuck in limbo for more than three years.

Thursday's hearing was the seventh such session Congress has held to probe the IRS' handling of tax-exempt applications from political groups. But it was the first opportunity lawmakers had to hear directly from IRS employees involved in the targeting.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#949861 Jul 20, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Yep. And since you hate Americans, you must hate America too, waxy!
George Zimmerman is not the poster boy of racism...

Perhaps you savages looting, rioting, burning, hating America and flag, the party of demokratic racism??

It's the culture...
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#949862 Jul 20, 2013
LCN Llin wrote:
<quoted text>
Libertarians all work for the government,
including rand paul
LOL
lol! They have a different spin on things, even if events are the same!

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#949863 Jul 20, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Corporal punishment, whatever it's form is still violence. It teaches the child that violence is a solution to a problem. Not using corporal punishment doesn't mean cursing and screaming is the alternative method. I chose none of that. I took away priviledges and talked to them. Sometimes I used the silent treatment; or just removed myself if they became mouthy; simply saying that they didn't get to talk to me that way. It worked.
My father used the silent treatment on us and we never disobeyed him or talked back. Never.
The silent treatment may have worked in your home but certainly not in the public schools.

Never before have I seen so many teachers and students screaming and cursing each other out.

What is this teaching children, Lily?

The politically correct poison is reversing the roles between children and adults thanks to progressive liberalism.

Discipline is a bad word to progressive liberals.

Do you think it's a bad word?
Tonto 2

Houston, TX

#949864 Jul 20, 2013
mdbuilder wrote:
<quoted text>
Not hardly.
Oh yeah? Let's see you go shower at the Air Force Academy, sweetcheeks.

You can look the whole world over
and sail the seven seas
but you'll never find any better buggery
than at the Air Force Acad-e-my!

Coward

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#949865 Jul 20, 2013
LCN Llin wrote:
<quoted text>
Sounds a bit as if Ann Landers
who I read and enjoyed.
I'll take that as a compliment - especially coming from a liberal.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#949866 Jul 20, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, Obama underestimated the underhandedness of business owners. The amazing thing is that these neglectful, selfish business owners only represent about 10% of businesses. I would have expected the number to be much higher.
Does Tonto remind you of someone from the past?

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#949867 Jul 20, 2013
LCN Llin wrote:
<quoted text>
room for more reality :-)
WASHINGTON — The federal investigator who concluded that the Internal Revenue Service inappropriately targeted Tea Party groups said Thursday the tax agency had
failed to give him documents showing progressive groups were subjected to similar screenings.
J. Russell George, who serves as an IRS watchdog at the U.S. Treasury, told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that only last week did his office receive documents showing the term "progressive" was used to flag cases for additional review.
"The moment I became aware that other groups were spotlighted by the IRS, I directed my staff to commence review of that," George said.
"I am very disturbed that these documents were not provided to our auditors at the outset," he said. "They were not provided during our audit, even though similar documents that list 'Tea Party'… were."
George came under sharp questioning from the committee's Democrats, who have suggested his initial review of the targeting was flawed and incomplete because it focused on how conservative groups were treated.
The IG audit, released in May, said that Cincinnati-based IRS employees developed and implemented "inappropriate criteria" — using terms like "tea party," "patriot," and "9/12" — as triggers that sent those applications into a lengthy, burdensome review process. Newly released documents have shown that the IRS also used the key words "progressive" and "Occupy" to identify political groups for added scrutiny, and that a review of 5,500 e-mails by IRS employees showed no political bias.
"How could you not have, in the ordinary course of doing your work, discovered the treatment of progressive groups?" asked Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C. "That goes to a flaw in methodology."
George and other IG staffers defended the original report and said IRS officials shaped his inquiry at the outset by providing his investigators with a "be on the lookout" list — or BOLO list — that included the terms "tea party," "patriots" and "9/12."
George said IRS officials told him that the BOLO list was used by agents to select potential political cases. At no time did IRS officials provide additional information about progressive groups being screened, nor did they contradict his findings put forth in the IG's final report.
"IRS staff at multiple levels concurred with our analysis," George testified.
Republicans on the panel defended George and said there was still no evidence that progressive groups were subjected to the same high level of scrutiny as Tea Party groups. Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., said Tea Party groups were "singled out" and "systematically detained," with some groups' applications stuck in limbo for more than three years.
Thursday's hearing was the seventh such session Congress has held to probe the IRS' handling of tax-exempt applications from political groups. But it was the first opportunity lawmakers had to hear directly from IRS employees involved in the targeting.
There were 19 "so-called" progressive groups that were supposedly targeted compared to more than 240 conservative groups.

And those 19 groups were not subjected to anything like the same interrogative questioning and scrutiny as conservative groups.

A little disparity there.
Tonto 2

Houston, TX

#949868 Jul 20, 2013
I guess I've posed this question a million times but no answer yet: Can anyone, any one at all, name one thing other than I-95 that's useful that ever came out of the south?

C'mon, father, bet your life on it... how bout that l'il boy's life then... wait! You already did that didn't you?
Tonto 2

Houston, TX

#949869 Jul 20, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
I'll take that as a compliment - especially coming from a liberal.
Well, don't. If you read it backwards it spells, "Satan has your daughter. Again" But, really, honey, how many times are you going to believe her when she tells you that? Honestly, it's completely consensual.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#949870 Jul 20, 2013
Tonto 2 wrote:
<quoted text>
It is funny. Everything you say you "think" is funny, carol.
I don't think you is funny. I think you is hilarious.
Tonto 2

Houston, TX

#949871 Jul 20, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Does Tonto remind you of someone from the past?
Is the Pope Swedish?
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#949872 Jul 20, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>George Zimmerman is not the poster boy of racism...
Perhaps you savages looting, rioting, burning, hating America and flag, the party of demokratic racism??
It's the culture...
lol! So if you think I'm "...looting, rioting, burning, hating America and flag, the party of demokratic racism..." by posting here, then you must be one too, son!

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#949873 Jul 20, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, Obama underestimated the underhandedness of business owners. The amazing thing is that these neglectful, selfish business owners only represent about 10% of businesses. I would have expected the number to be much higher.
He overestimated his imperialism. He assumed the extra cost would come out of profits. He was outmaneuvered. He's a business ignorant ideologue advised by clueless academic theoreticians.

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