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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#966033 Aug 18, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>are any democrats having town hall meetings? havent' heard of one!
why would they? they know Obamacare is here to stay. what's the point in beating a dead horse?

..as i ask a dead horse aficionado. just please try to keep it under a couple thousand words.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#966034 Aug 18, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>Define your grief. What 'negative direction' are you talking about? I find it a positive direction to bring our troops home from Iraq and Afghanistan and show grave caution before getting us involved too deeply in any other Middle East conflicts like in Syria's civil war and Egypt's political turmoil from its transition from a highly -centralized military dictatorship to a parliamentary-type democratic government.
Egypt with the corruption of the O'bama and his administration fell to the terrorist Mo Bro Hood. They need to cut Morsi's head off and put it on a stick. There, that would end the conflict. Get rid of all the Moslem Brother Hood in Egypt. And get them out of our government also. The Moslem Brother Hood has infiltrated the United States Government also. Now for the first time you have democrats saying Michelle Bachman was correct. The world must be coming to an end. Sarah Palin was correct also according to democrats--except to Keith Ellison who is a democrat out of Minnesota who, he, himself is a Mo Bro Hood man.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#966035 Aug 18, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
why would they? they know Obamacare is here to stay. what's the point in beating a dead horse?
..as i ask a dead horse aficionado. just please try to keep it under a couple thousand words.
That's nice you just admitted the democrats are not representing their constituency. Why are they so afraid?

Since: Dec 12

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#966036 Aug 18, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
Aren't you supposed to be smart? Yet google is too much to wrap that huge brain of yours around?
<sorry Patriot, but that story is way overblown>
"From Robertson County Director of Schools Mike Davis
"The poster entitled “the five pillars of Islam” was a student’s work as part of a WORLD GEOGRAPHY class in which the students did class projects while studying the Asian/Arab countries located in the Middle East.  The teacher covers all regions of the world in the course and the students learn about the culture, economy, climate and religions of each of the countries they study.  The school system is not endorsing any religion of any region and this is simply a student’s project while learning about these Asian/Arab countries.  Someone took a picture of this one poster and has tried to imply that the school is promoting Islam, which is totally false.”
So are you saying the occurrence described in "patriot's" post didn't actually happen? That his sources were sensationalizing a non-event? Sorta like this:

Death of Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
A Google News search of Springfield High School returns zero results about such an occurrence, I would check your sources if I were you.
Jews News "It ain't news if it ain't Jews News" sounds pretty dubious and was the basis for the article you linked.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#966037 Aug 18, 2013
Major Cairo march called off over safety fear
Protesters allege snipers had been placed along routes of anti-military marches planned for capital.

Good for the Egyptian military-pick the MO BRO HOOD off one terrorist at a time.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#966038 Aug 18, 2013
Eman wrote:
<quoted text>
Look up this word....use bing, google is too complicated
"Hypothetical"
Your "hypothetical" would have been a lot more meaningful if your stock had gone from $5/share to $25/share since that's more in line with what the market has done while he's been President. However, I don't think you would get to blame him for that either, its amazing how much power y'all think he has.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#966039 Aug 18, 2013
Moslem Brother Hood terrorist: An American al-Qaeda terrorist has called for more attacks on Western diplomats in the Arab world, praising the killers of the US ambassador to Libya on Sept. 11 last year, a US-based monitoring group said on Sunday.

Western nations shut embassies across the Middle East and North Africa early this month, after a warning of a possible terror attack. Many have reopened, and Britain said its Yemen embassy would open on Sunday after being closed for 12 days.


Adam Gadahn, a registered democrat and a California-born convert to Islam with a $1 million US price on his head, appealed to wealthy Moslems to offer terrorists rewards to kill ambassadors in the region, citing bounty set for killing the US ambassador to Yemen, Washington-based SITE monitoring group said.

"These prizes have a great effect in instilling fear in the hearts of our cowardly enemies," Gadahn said in the 39-minute video recording in Arabic posted on websites used by Islamist terrorists, according to SITE.

"They also encourage hesitant individuals to carry out important and great deeds in the path of Allah," he said, in an English transcript on SITE.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#966040 Aug 18, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
What makes you think your party's guy was gonna do any better? For all of y'all's sound and fury about Obama over-regulation, the reality's very different (as usual). Bush's first term saw 14,387 new final rules, 13,049 in Obama's first term.
So 'splain to me how a Republican was gonna do any better?
Hillary would have done a better job.

She knew another version of her own health care reform but with a different name which was rejected by both democrats and republicans shouldn't have come before jobs and the economy as a priority after the bottom fell out.

She wouldn't have dragged corrupt Chicago politicians to D.C. who went about not letting a good crisis go to waste for personal and political gain.

Hillary at least knew the score and would have led the country in our best interests instead of hers.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#966041 Aug 18, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Moochers Against Welfare
First, Atlas shrugged. Then he scratched his head in puzzlement.
Modern Republicans are very, very conservative; you might even (if you were Mitt Romney) say, severely conservative. Political scientists who use Congressional votes to measure such things find that the current G.O.P. majority is the most conservative since 1879, which is as far back as their estimates go.
And what these severe conservatives hate, above all, is reliance on government programs. Rick Santorum declares that President Obama is getting America hooked on “the narcotic of dependency.” Mr. Romney warns that government programs “foster passivity and sloth.” Representative Paul Ryan, the chairman of the House Budget Committee, requires that staffers read Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged,” in which heroic capitalists struggle against the “moochers” trying to steal their totally deserved wealth, a struggle the heroes win by withdrawing their productive effort and giving interminable speeches.
Many readers of The Times were, therefore, surprised to learn, from an excellent article published last weekend, that the regions of America most hooked on Mr. Santorum’s narcotic — the regions in which government programs account for the largest share of personal income — are precisely the regions electing those severe conservatives. Wasn’t Red America supposed to be the land of traditional values, where people don’t eat Thai food and don’t rely on handouts?
The article made its case with maps showing the distribution of dependency, but you get the same story from a more formal comparison. Aaron Carroll of Indiana University tells us that in 2010, residents of the 10 states Gallup ranks as “most conservative” received 21.2 percent of their income in government transfers, while the number for the 10 most liberal states was only 17.1 percent.
Now, there’s no mystery about red-state reliance on government programs. These states are relatively poor, which means both that people have fewer sources of income other than safety-net programs and that more of them qualify for “means-tested” programs such as Medicaid.
By the way, the same logic explains why there has been a jump in dependency since 2008. Contrary to what Mr. Santorum and Mr. Romney suggest, Mr. Obama has not radically expanded the safety net. Rather, the dire state of the economy has reduced incomes and made more people eligible for benefits, especially unemployment benefits. Basically, the safety net is the same, but more people are falling into it.
But why do regions that rely on the safety net elect politicians who want to tear it down?
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/17/opinion/kru...
Here's a scientific study that explains why southerners would vote against their own interests:

http://www.peopleofwalmart.com/category/locat...

“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Since: Jul 08

When's dawn?

#966042 Aug 18, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Far left sources?...Do liberals apologize for anything?... fairness.
So either you're cuckoo...or you're cuckoo. There are no other options.
To answer your question, I'm sorry you're such a stupid, graceless waste of air.

Since: May 11

Gettysburg, PA

#966043 Aug 18, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Meanwhile, Obama is changing America and the world in a negative direction.
Galt longs for the days of losing 750,000 jobs a month, quagmire wars, housing collapses & near financial meltdowns

Since: Jun 13

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#966044 Aug 18, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>are any democrats having town hall meetings? havent' heard of one!
Not necessary. If a Democrat has a concern he contacts his representative via phone or email. Republicans have the exclusive right to beat their chests and whine/rant in public.

Since: Dec 12

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#966045 Aug 18, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
You're going to get what you're willing to pay for and can afford.
Unlike like Canada or the UK in the past, you won't have anywhere else to go to get emergent or prompt care and neither will they.
???
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#966046 Aug 18, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>That's nice you just admitted the democrats are not representing their constituency. Why are they so afraid?
you mean they should be out their spreading lies about Obamacare?

and that's what you call 'representing'?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#966047 Aug 18, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>According to Galt, only losers attend community colleges or take online nursing courses.
He's a Lehigh man after all who's worked his way up to working for topix 16 hrs per day 7 days per week. Did you know that he covers three time zones?
Eastern, Central, Mountain and Pacific.
Lehigh is a good university, but a notch or two below the top.

Community colleges are Grade 13 of public school for the Vo-Tech track, below a good academic high school program.

Since: Dec 12

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#966048 Aug 18, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
So are you implying medical transcription requires no skills? Or that anyone can walk off the street and do the job?
You have to be certified with a two-year college program or through an accredited online or correspondence school.
It takes another two years on the job to hone that skill. To work from home with a reputable transcription company, you have to have at least two years experience in a clinic or hospital and pass a fairly stringent test.
Maybe you're implying medical transcriptionists are outsourced by transcription companies outside the USA?
What exactly are you implying if not insulting the profession?
I called it a "dying art", not a "dying useless skill".

WTF???
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#966049 Aug 18, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>

so i guess the red states who pay less just figure the progressive income tax of blue states will make up the shortfall from lowering taxes in the red states?
Progressive income taxation distorts the contribution of higher-income states, subsidizing lower-income states.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#966050 Aug 18, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text>Define your grief. What 'negative direction' are you talking about? I find it a positive direction to bring our troops home from Iraq and Afghanistan and show grave caution before getting us involved too deeply in any other Middle East conflicts like in Syria's civil war and Egypt's political turmoil from its transition from a highly -centralized military dictatorship to a parliamentary-type democratic government.
Permanent economic near-recession in the US coupled with widespread Islamic terrorism is a negative direction.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#966051 Aug 18, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
You're only fooling yourself if you think there have been notable strides in strengthening the economy and job growth in the past four years. Obamacare is weighing it down.
Look at any one of these graphs from the Treasury Department and make that argument.
http://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/data-...
Here, let me help you out with that reading comprehension difficulty you're having. The headline from your link:

"Despite the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression and a series of shocks in it aftermath, the economy has gradually strengthened since mid-2009, though more work remains."

Ok, now let's learn what a "quagmire" is:

Definition of QUAGMIRE

1
: soft miry land that shakes or yields under the foot
2
: a difficult, precarious, or entrapping position : predicament

I didn't say it was all roses, there's still too much government interference IMO and when QEIII stops we will see another correction though it won't be on nearly the scale of the last collapse. The upside is that if interest rates are allowed to rise the incentive to lend will return which will fuel the recovery in a healthy way (provided lenders learned their lesson).
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#966052 Aug 18, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
Last week, Federal court ordered the NRC to complete its licensing review for Yucca Mountain.
As usual, your partisanship obscures reality, in '09-'10 Obama put up $30 billion in loan guarantees for new construction.
How many new plants are actually under construction?

$30 billion is inadequate.

Meanwhile, the government effectively caused the closing of San Onofre by refusing to allow the plant to operate at reduced power.

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