Barack Obama, our next President

"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep," Obama cautioned. Young and charismatic but with little experience on the national level, Obama smashed through racial barriers and easily defeated ... Full Story

Since: May 11

Hustontown, PA

#956924 Jul 30, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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Teach us something, dupe. Tell us what a Special Purpose Vehicle is.
Tell us the history of SPVs being used to get fraudulent ratings applied to real estate traunches.
You haven't told us what a Special Purpose Vehicle is yet, dumbass.
Tell us what it is.
Or, you can go back through my posts to read a very clear description of what they are, and how they were used to get fraudulent ratings applied to the real estate traunches comprised of worthless CRA mortgages.
SPEs are utilized by corporation to isolate debt & risks in order to protect the main corporation from liability. There is nothing shady about them if used properly.

Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#956925 Jul 30, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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Like Biden, right?
Do you listen to yourself?
What nomination did Biden get son?

Can you start making sense for a change?

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#956927 Jul 30, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>GFY dummy, it's well known that sports figures, captains of industry and entertainment figures purchase life insurance or negotiate for it in their contracts/accept it in a compensation package.
Point is that damn near every wealthy person has life insurance in spite of what Galt say's and your stupid azz echos.
You just got busted echoing (dumbass dave calls it stealing) someone elses work.

Like I said, even your heros hate paying taxes.
WOW

Bronx, NY

#956928 Jul 30, 2013
HUMA HILLARY AND THE TWO WEINERS lololhahah politics I love IT IF THE BEDS COULD TALK THESE PEOPLE ARE NOT tO BE TRUSTED come out the closet HILLARY BE TRUE TO THE PEOPLE HILLARY NO MORE SECRETS WE LIVE IN AN OPEN CULTURE BE HONEST ABOUT YOU REAL LIVES ITS MODERN TIMES weiner and BILL are just BEARDS lololololhahaha they can do what ever they want BACK TO BACK HOMOSEXUALS IN THE WHITEHOUSE IF THEY WERE ONLY HONEST ABOUT IT imagine what that would do for the YOUNG CHILDREN TO KNOW AMERICA HAS the FIRST MULTI RACIAL HOMOSEXUAL MALE PRESIDENT AND WE MIGHT HAVE THE FIRST LESBIAN IN THE WHITEHOUSE PROUD MOMENT FOR AMERICA O BEAUTIFUL O GRACIOUS SKIES

“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Since: Jul 08

When's dawn?

#956929 Jul 30, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text>What were they for?
If you're so concerned, Massey, I suggest you look it up. All presidents listed since 1900? You've got a lot more time to waste than I. I've a long way to go and much to do when I get there, so you and the rest of the bully boys just keep high-fiven' each other for the duration.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#956930 Jul 30, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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We went into Afghanistan to take over the country because that's where the attack came from, dumbass.
Mission Accomplished.
Now, Obama is giving it back to the Taliban.
By the way, you never gave us any reason why we need to talk to the Taliban, anyway. If Obama wants to surrender and leave, justp pack up and go. We could be completely out of Afghanistan in less than a month. Why are we staying longer?
... unless it's to sabotage the Karzai government and put the Taliban back in control of the Afghan government.
Why are there engaging in talks with the Taliban? Karzai don't want it. The Taliban attacked us on 9/11(2001). They're not surrendering to the Armed Forces of the United States.
Why are we even talking with them?
"Report: U.S. extends olive branch to Taliban, releases 5 Gitmo detainees"
Patriot

Longmont, CO

#956931 Jul 30, 2013
Something is up with the sun -

It has begun to behave very erratically, and scientists don’t know quite what to make of it. Sunspot activity appears to be slowing down with each new cycle and absolutely gigantic holes have started to appear in the sun. At the moment, the sun is approaching the peak of its 11 year cycle, and an increasing number of scientists are becoming concerned about what the next cycle will bring. If sunspot activity continues to diminish, could the sunspot cycle eventually die altogether? Is it possible that we could be approaching another ice age? Even worse, could the increasingly erratic behavior of the sun be an indication that the sun is dying? Traditionally, scientists have taught that the sun won’t die until billions of years from now, but in recent years astronomers have observed stars similar to our own sun suddenly begin to behave very erratically and then rapidly die. Is it possible that the same thing could happen to our sun?

http://thetruthwins.com/archives/is-our-sun-i...

"There will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth dismay among nations, in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves, men fainting from fear and the expectation of the things which are coming upon the world; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken..."

http://biblehub.com/luke/21-25.htm

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#956932 Jul 30, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> Boomers born between 1946 & 1964. In 25 years, that would be 74 to 92. Average life expectancy for a boomer is 83. Half would be dead in 25 years.
Galt proved wrong yet again.
That isn't what you said birdbrain!
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#956933 Jul 30, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
You just got busted echoing (dumbass dave calls it stealing) someone elses work.
Like I said, even your heros hate paying taxes.
Stay on topix numbnuts, Galt started the nonsense__go pout to him.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#956934 Jul 30, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>If you're so concerned, Massey, I suggest you look it up. All presidents listed since 1900? You've got a lot more time to waste than I. I've a long way to go and much to do when I get there, so you and the rest of the bully boys just keep high-fiven' each other for the duration.
I did look up some of them. Most from the presidents are inter government adjusting of rules and regulations already set forth. Obama however is 'breaking the chain' by overstepping the power granted the president. He will go to far and that will be that.
WOW

Bronx, NY

#956935 Jul 30, 2013
RIP ANOTHER DEMONCRAT Former Sen. Harry F. Byrd Jr., the Democrat-turned-independent who began his career as a staunch segregationist and preached fiscal restraint in Washington long before it became fashionable, has died. He was 98.

Byrd’s son, Tom Byrd, is president and publisher of The Winchester Star, which first reported the death. Tom Byrd’s office confirmed that the former senator died Tuesday.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#956936 Jul 30, 2013
Patriot wrote:
Something is up with the sun -
It has begun to behave very erratically, and scientists don’t know quite what to make of it. Sunspot activity appears to be slowing down with each new cycle and absolutely gigantic holes have started to appear in the sun. At the moment, the sun is approaching the peak of its 11 year cycle, and an increasing number of scientists are becoming concerned about what the next cycle will bring. If sunspot activity continues to diminish, could the sunspot cycle eventually die altogether? Is it possible that we could be approaching another ice age? Even worse, could the increasingly erratic behavior of the sun be an indication that the sun is dying? Traditionally, scientists have taught that the sun won’t die until billions of years from now, but in recent years astronomers have observed stars similar to our own sun suddenly begin to behave very erratically and then rapidly die. Is it possible that the same thing could happen to our sun?
http://thetruthwins.com/archives/is-our-sun-i...
"There will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth dismay among nations, in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves, men fainting from fear and the expectation of the things which are coming upon the world; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken..."
http://biblehub.com/luke/21-25.htm
"MOSCOW, Russia – Edward Snowden, hacker-fugitive and former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor, revealed Tuesday that a series of solar flares is set to occur in September, killing hundreds of millions of people. Documents provided by Snowden prove that, as of 14 years ago, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) remote viewers knew that the event was inevitable. Ever since, the world’s governments have quietly been trying to prepare for the sweeping global famine to result."

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#956937 Jul 30, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Reza Aslan, Fox News, and Bulverism
You’ve probably seen a clip of it already: Fox News aired a cringe-worthy interview of the author of the latest Jesus tell-all book on Friday, much to the delight of many on the internet. In the now-viral interview, Fox News anchor and religion correspondent Lauren Green shows zero interest in the arguments or content of scholar Reza Aslan’s new book Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth.
Instead, she leads off the interview with “You’re a Muslim, so why did you write a book about the founder of Christianity?” Aslan’s eyebrows threaten to rise right off of his face, but he comports himself honorably in a painful ten-minute conversation that never moves past this misguided line of questioning:“It still begs the question though, why would you be interested in the founder of Christianity?”
But even if Green’s line of questioning weren’t laced with xenophobia, ignorant about the purpose of scholarship, or breathtakingly incurious, it would still be problematic. There is a deeper philosophical problem behind focusing on the fact that Aslan is a Muslim.
Let’s suppose for the sake of argument the following: Reza Aslan brings personal biases and prejudices from his Muslim faith to his study of the historical Jesus; the liberal media is breathlessly excited by Aslan’s book, even though it merely rehashes debates that have been going on in historical Jesus studies for decades, because that media tends to be hostile to traditional Christian faith.
In fact, there may very well be reason to believe those things. But to think that they have anything to do with the merits of Aslan’s arguments about Jesus is to engage in a logical fallacy that C.S. Lewis called Bulverism. He explains:
You must show that a man is wrong before you start explaining why he is wrong. The modern method is to assume without discussion that he is wrong and then distract his attention from this (the only real issue) by busily explaining how he became so silly… Assume that your opponent is wrong, and explain his error, and the world will be at your feet. Attempt to prove that he is wrong or (worse still) try to find out whether he is wrong or right, and the national dynamism of our age will thrust you to the wall.
Bulverism a great way to score points while getting no closer to the truth, and it comprises perhaps 95% of writing about religion on the internet.
If you’re actually interested in Zealot, you shouldn’t care about Aslan, or Fox, but about the man from Galilee: what was he like? what did he teach? was he the Christ? If you’re looking for answers to that question, Aslan’s Muslim faith, Fox’s hostility, and any number of dreary facts about America’s cultural grievances are strictly irrelevant.
Textual criticism and and historical methodology can be boring and hard. Questioning motives and feigning outrage is always fun and easy, and serves as a particularly shallow way for people to engage in intellectual triage. That’s why interesting subjects only suffer when they get dragged into the culture wars.
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/bulver...
IMO, Lauren Green had some nerve insinuating that "Jesus of Nazareth" is only associated to Christianity. I should hope that Aslan put her in her place by informing her that, unlike Jews, Muslims believe in Jesus and recognize him as the greatest messenger sent by God for All mankind...not just Christians.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#956938 Jul 30, 2013
Assassins Creed wrote:
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Sarah Palin looked like an imbecile with her Big Gulp soda float. Can we agree she is one big reason McCain didn't have a chance? If something happened to him, the country would be run by a soccer mom who didn't know basic geography or even who world leaders were.
Like the country being run by Joe Biden?

McCain was the person who killed the campaign. Constitutionalists didn't like him. Social conservatives didn't like him. That only leaves RINOs who liked him. Palin drew social conservatives out that otherwise wouldn't have even bothered to vote.
The vote wasn't for anything, but rather against the (then thought to be) socialist agenda of the Democrats (that turned out to be communist). There was nothing to vote for.
Given the ability of the media to dupe the country, it was a foregone conclusion.

I judged the debate between Palin and Biden a draw. Take into consideration that the so-called moderator was giving Biden the last word on every question (check the statistics of the debate), if the debate had been moderated by a real moderator, Palin would have thrashed him.
However, to thrash a clown like Joe Biden wouldn't have been a big accomplishment.
No, I disagree. I think Palin actually brought more people to the polls than would otherwise have come.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#956939 Jul 30, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
Executive Order and Executive Privilege are the hallmarks of the Jerk-In-Chief. And buying votes from the electorate and from business.
Get real.
LOL. You really have no idea what an executive order is do you?

That said, Georgie boy issued 291 Executive orders during his administration. Obama has a long way to go to match tht number. And, as far as Executive Privilege is concerned, Bush invoked it six times. Obama has invoked it once. You really should do a little research before you open your mouth.
Assassins Creed

Spring, TX

#956940 Jul 30, 2013
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/27/sara...

Sarah Palin still can't shut up and is rambling about elitist COP tactics and redneck version of a white board. Does anyone care?

She wants to go from being governor to senator.

Inchworm, inchworm.

Who wishes she would take her prom hair and go home?

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#956941 Jul 30, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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So, why did we offer not to invade if Afghanistan turned over Bin Laden?
My God you are an idiot.
Do you get that dumb by accident or do you need to work at it?
That would have demonstrated that the Taliban was not part of the attack, and they were a legitimate government that were taken advantage of. However, as it turned out, the Taliban were part of Al Qaeda, which they demonstrated when we went in and took the country over.
The Taliban turning over bin Laden to the US would have been a statement to the world that muslim country was opposed to Al Qaeda and all other organizations with that agenda. A big win in the muslim world.
Well, the Taliban ended up being the usual Arab muslim government mentality.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#956942 Jul 30, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
"MOSCOW, Russia – Edward Snowden, hacker-fugitive and former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor, revealed Tuesday that a series of solar flares is set to occur in September, killing hundreds of millions of people. Documents provided by Snowden prove that, as of 14 years ago, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) remote viewers knew that the event was inevitable. Ever since, the world’s governments have quietly been trying to prepare for the sweeping global famine to result."
Blogs and Moonie-owned Washington Times, no wonder you don't cite your sources. Hopefully when you get into High School you'll learn about sources ... and citing them.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#956943 Jul 30, 2013
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>That's the best you have in your quiver, Yeahoo? You keep telling us to leave our birthright country. You're the squatter, and you and your lieberal opinions prove it with every post..
Yeah is extremely delusional these days. He sees foreigners every where. I mean everyone, except him, and his commie wife, usasincenever, appear to be the only United States citizens. It is a similar delusional disease to: O'bama sees dead people. Dead People, foreigners...aren't they all the same to Liberals? they both can vote.

Since: May 11

Hustontown, PA

#956944 Jul 30, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
Term life insurance is what?
Glad to see you're still butt hurt over that. That worked out way better than I ever dreamed.
It certainly is NOT heath insurance which is what I was talking about.

As for the other, I'm still laughing my ass off.

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