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#966319 Aug 18, 2013
Forum wrote:
<quoted text>
So it is all about money.
Maybe it is worth it.
Education is an investment.
Liberals say condoms and abortions are an investment. That is their definition of 'education'.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#966320 Aug 18, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
An Egyptian official said that the army rigged the presidential elections in June 2012, fearing widespread riots should the Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate, Mohamed Morsi, lose the race.
According to the source, who asked to remain anonymous, Ahmed Shafik, the former air force commander and former president Hosni Mubarak’s last prime minister, actually won the race by a narrow margin. But the army generals — wanting to ensure that law and order would be upheld following the elections — feared that if Morsi was defeated, the Muslim Brotherhood would refuse to recognize the results and would end up conducting themselves just as they are now.
The official results, 51.73 percent for Morsi and 48.27% for Shafik, were almost the exact reversal of what actually happened at the polls. After the results were published, we barely heard any calls for protest or opposition among the secular-liberals, while on the religious side — loyal either to the Muslim Brotherhood or the Salafi parties — voters were happy with their achievement.
Considering that the election that Obama and McCain are using as their default argument was of dubious legality and was only achieved through another populist-military coup against Mubarak, they were just tampering with a highly tampered election.
*The irony then would be that the election that O'bama is using as the basis for Morsi’s legitimacy was no more legitimate than his removal from power. And that’s typical for the region. The former obviously dismantles Obama's case to uphold the results of the election and possibly return Morsi to power. That is dead on arrival, but if it can be proved that O'bama made such an agreement with Morsi and the Moslem Brotherhood (not Egypt), this would be something bigger than Benghazi.
entirely possible....
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#966321 Aug 18, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Did you see my post with CNBC as the source? About the IRS playing a dominant role in Obamacare a few posts ago?
Here's this too.
SAN DIEGO (CN)- A lurid but vague class action accuses corrupt and abusive IRS agents of stealing 10 million people's medical records without a warrant - including "intimate medical records of every state judge in California."
http://www.courthousenews.com/2013/03/14/5570...
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/may/...
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisrev...
Your thoughts?
What the IRS can actually enforce also seems a difficult question.

http://www.cnbc.com/id/100711119

A lurid but vague class action....

Plaintiff's attorney Robert E. Barnes declined to elaborate on the complaint's allegations, saying he will have more information "in a few months."

http://www.courthousenews.com/2013/03/14/5570...

difficult.

lurid but vague.

more 'information'?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#966322 Aug 18, 2013
Forum wrote:
<quoted text>
So it is all about money.
Maybe it is worth it.
Education is an investment.
Yes, but only if the education is of the highest quality.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#966323 Aug 18, 2013
steve richards wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't you know by now what a phoney douche Ditzinger is? Anyone who equates any christianity today with the Islamofascists of today is ignorant, a liar, a liberal or all three.
And very hard to take seriously too.
LCNlin

United States

#966324 Aug 18, 2013
The British embassy in the Yemeni capital Sanaa has reopened after it was closed for nearly two weeks over "increased security concerns".

UK staff in Sanaa were sent home after messages between the head of al-Qaeda and the group's head in Yemen about an attack were reportedly intercepted.

US embassies across the Middle East and North Africa were also closed.

Yemen said the closures had played into the hands of terrorists, but Britain said safety was the top priority.

The BBC's Rami Ruhayem, in Sanaa, said the reopening of the British embassy, at 08:30 BST on Sunday, appeared to suggest the perceived danger had passed.

But assessments were being made behind closed doors, and most of the media had received only fragments of information about the reasons for both its closure and subsequent reopening, he said.
'Suicide attacks'

Yemen welcomed the move, but the country's foreign minister Abu Bakr al Qirbi was critical of the closures.

"We feel that closure of the embassies plays into the hands of terrorists," he told the BBC.
Continue reading the main story
“Start Quote

The high threat from terrorism and kidnap continues to make it extremely dangerous for British nationals”

End Quote Jane Marriot British ambassador to Yemen

"It disturbs people's lives, it affects relations between countries and this is one of the objectives of terrorism."

British ambassador Jane Marriot said she could not comment on the original threat but the UK had to "give the highest priority to the safety and security of all our staff".

The alert was sparked after secret plans discussed by al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri and Nasser al-Wuhayshi were picked up by US intelligence officials, according to US media.

Unprecedented security measures were taken in Sanaa, which saw the British embassy close on 4 August and hundreds of armoured vehicles deployed.

Speaking at the time, the BBC's Abdullah Ghorab, in Sanaa, said a security source had confirmed that Yemeni intelligence services had discovered that dozens of al-Qaeda members had arrived in the city in the preceding days in preparation for a major attack.

The source suggested it was to include explosions and suicide attacks aimed at Western diplomatic missions and Yemeni military headquarters.
'Extremely dangerous'

Yemen is the base of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), which has recently suffered a series of setbacks after the military launched an offensive in June with the help of US forces.

The UK Foreign Office advises against all travel to the whole country.

Ms Marriot said the "high threat from terrorism and kidnap continues to make it extremely dangerous for British nationals".

"I hope that, with the national dialogue and a willingness by all parties in Yemen to work for the security, stability and economic success of their country, that will eventually change," she said in a statement.
LCNlin

United States

#966325 Aug 18, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
Everyone ready for Obamacare?
October 1 is less than two months away.
Everyone know what to do now?
Anyone not know the IRS has no way to enforce collecting fines (taxes) for not having insurance except writing scary letters and threatening to garnish wages and that the IRS is going to grow by leaps and bounds enforcing Obamacare?
Anyone not see something wrong with this?
Will Republicans Cut Military Spending?

Peter Suderman|Oct. 22, 2010 1:56 pm

A report in this morning’s Wall Street Journal starts by saying that “Congress is likely to see an influx of conservatives with a broad mandate to slash federal spending after next month's elections, but whether major cuts to military spending will be on the table remains unresolved.” We can probably resolve the matter right now just by saying that it won’t happen. As much as I’d like to see the GOP—or Democrats, for that matter—push to trim both the defense budget and America’s global military ambitions, there’s very little sign that most Republicans are actually prepared to consider cuts of any significance. Indeed, most prominent conservative groups, as well as many prominent conservative politicians, are pushing to keep defense spending untouchable.

Just look at the Journal’s report. The article suggests that some Republicans may jump on board with a cost-cutting “efficiency drive” by Defense Secretary Robert Gates. But amongst GOP legislators, policy shops, and political bigshots, the issue looks rather one-sided.

Against defense spending cuts, the article points to a platoon of conservative heavyweights: AEI, the Heritage Foundation, the Foreign Policy Initiative, Sarah Palin, Marco Rubio, and the folks behind the GOP’s recent Pledge to America. For defense spending cuts, the article has...Rand Paul. And yes, it also has his father, Ron Paul, who recently cosigned a letter with Democrats Barney Frank and Ron Wyden urging the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility to consider military cuts as a way to bring down the national debt. But outside of the Pauls, the article names no Republican legislators who seem interested in paring back America’s excessive military spending. Instead, it says that “several GOP candidates have said military-spending reductions should be considered,” though it doesn’t say which ones, or how many, or if they’re likely to win or hold positions of influence. And it claims that “some observers are speculating whether fiscal conservatives...will make common cause with liberal lawmakers who back reductions in military outlays.” This observer would be happy if those observers turned out to be right. But it doesn’t seem very likely.
Forum

Carlsbad, NM

#966326 Aug 18, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
Everyone ready for Obamacare?
October 1 is less than two months away.
Everyone know what to do now?
Anyone not know the IRS has no way to enforce collecting fines (taxes) for not having insurance except writing scary letters and threatening to garnish wages and that the IRS is going to grow by leaps and bounds enforcing Obamacare?
Anyone not see something wrong with this?
Yes. It is not health care. Health insurance is
our earned money in their bank. I gave up calling our insurance.
No more doctors either. New Mexico is worthless.
LCNlin

United States

#966327 Aug 18, 2013
Well, that Rolling Stone article about rising sea levels and freak weather did theorize that eventually Miami would be damaged so badly that the federal government would decide it would just be more cost effective to cut its loses and let it be destroyed. We just didn't think it would happen so soon.

Thankfully, at least in this case, we're talking about the Navy's USS Miami submarine. The nuclear sub was a victim of an on-board fire last year, and due to budget cuts the Navy announced yesterday it would use it for scrap rather than restore it.

On May 23, 2012 the USS Miami was sitting in Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine, undergoing scheduled maintenance when it caught fire. The blaze took 12 hours to extinguish. Seven firemen and one crewmember were injured. Eventually civilian employee Casey J. Fury admitted that he had set the fire by lighting some rags on fire. He claimed he just wanted to get out of work early. He's now serving 17 years in prison, and was ordered to pay back $400 million in restitution. Of course, that's not going to happen. People who set fires to get out of their shipyard job early don't tend to be billionaires.

Originally the ship was going to be repaired, but faced with budget cuts the Navy decided to scrap it. Its last official day in service will be tomorrow.

"The Navy and the nation simply cannot afford to weaken other fleet readiness in the way that would be required to afford repairs to Miami," Rear Adm. Rick Breckenridge said in a statement.

Of course, the decision won't have any real effects locally. Though citizens and politicians in Maine, where the ship is headquartered, are none to pleased.

To us it's just a sad and somehow suitably ironic end to a ship named in our city's honor. It's also the first warship to be lost in an American port since the American Civil War. Though, there's always a chance Miami could get a new ship with its namesake. This USS Miami was the third in the Navy's history. Two others were in use during the Civil War and World War II.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#966328 Aug 18, 2013
Forum wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes. It is not health care. Health insurance is
our earned money in their bank. I gave up calling our insurance.
No more doctors either. New Mexico is worthless.
Medical insurance and medical care are two different things, both real.

"Healthcare" is just a political slogan.

Since: Nov 11

Westerville, OH

#966329 Aug 18, 2013
Obama goes to Egypt, had a secret meeting with the leaders AND the Moslem Brotherhood and few months later a civil war ensues.

If it were Bush, Liberals would be falsely claiming (Like always) that Bush got preferential treatment by the Texas National Guard! Oh, never mind, they already did!

See? Liberals are brain dead hypocrites who want a big government telling them what to say, to do, to eat and to drink!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#966330 Aug 18, 2013
LCNlin wrote:
Well, that Rolling Stone article about rising sea levels and freak weather did theorize that eventually Miami would be damaged so badly that the federal government would decide it would just be more cost effective to cut its loses and let it be destroyed. We just didn't think it would happen so soon.
Losing Miami to the ocean would be a net plus.

Since: Nov 11

Westerville, OH

#966331 Aug 18, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>He didn't say anything for over a year about the Christians in Egypt. He finally gave a woe is me willy nilly er eh ah well um see I I I speech when the Mo Bro Hood was being killed for their terrorism--then all of a sudden the Mo Bro Hoodie, O'bama, says something. O'bama has been on the wrong side since he was elected.
And NOW, TODAY, he threaten Egypt with no military help (money, aircrafts) if they do not put a Moslem Brotherhood terrorist back as president.
LCNlin

United States

#966332 Aug 18, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Medical insurance and medical care are two different things, both real.
"Healthcare" is just a political slogan.
until one is ill and can not work, depending on others ?

Since: Nov 11

Westerville, OH

#966333 Aug 18, 2013
LCNlin wrote:
The British embassy in the Yemeni capital Sanaa has reopened after it was closed for nearly two weeks over "increased security concerns".

UK staff in Sanaa were sent home after messages between the head of al-Qaeda and the group's head in Yemen about an attack were reportedly intercepted.

US embassies across the Middle East and North Africa were also closed.

Yemen said the closures had played into the hands of terrorists, but Britain said safety was the top priority.

The BBC's Rami Ruhayem, in Sanaa, said the reopening of the British embassy, at 08:30 BST on Sunday, appeared to suggest the perceived danger had passed.

But assessments were being made behind closed doors, and most of the media had received only fragments of information about the reasons for both its closure and subsequent reopening, he said.
'Suicide attacks'

Yemen welcomed the move, but the country's foreign minister Abu Bakr al Qirbi was critical of the closures.

"We feel that closure of the embassies plays into the hands of terrorists," he told the BBC.
Continue reading the main story
“Start Quote

The high threat from terrorism and kidnap continues to make it extremely dangerous for British nationals”

End Quote Jane Marriot British ambassador to Yemen

"It disturbs people's lives, it affects relations between countries and this is one of the objectives of terrorism."

British ambassador Jane Marriot said she could not comment on the original threat but the UK had to "give the highest priority to the safety and security of all our staff".

The alert was sparked after secret plans discussed by al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri and Nasser al-Wuhayshi were picked up by US intelligence officials, according to US media.

Unprecedented security measures were taken in Sanaa, which saw the British embassy close on 4 August and hundreds of armoured vehicles deployed.

Speaking at the time, the BBC's Abdullah Ghorab, in Sanaa, said a security source had confirmed that Yemeni intelligence services had discovered that dozens of al-Qaeda members had arrived in the city in the preceding days in preparation for a major attack.

The source suggested it was to include explosions and suicide attacks aimed at Western diplomatic missions and Yemeni military headquarters.
'Extremely dangerous'

Yemen is the base of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), which has recently suffered a series of setbacks after the military launched an offensive in June with the help of US forces.

The UK Foreign Office advises against all travel to the whole country.

Ms Marriot said the "high threat from terrorism and kidnap continues to make it extremely dangerous for British nationals".

"I hope that, with the national dialogue and a willingness by all parties in Yemen to work for the security, stability and economic success of their country, that will eventually change," she said in a statement.
But didn't Obama killed Osama therefore no terrorism was dead? Al Queda is dead therefore Kumbaya?

See? Liberals are ALWAYS wrong!
Forum

Carlsbad, NM

#966334 Aug 18, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, but only if the education is of the highest quality.
Student loans and financial aid if needed.
Whatever is important to you.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#966335 Aug 18, 2013
The IRS is going to be "in charge" of "a huge national database" on health care that will include Americans’ "personal, intimate, most close-to-the-vest-secrets. "

Bachmann said the IRS is going to be "in charge" of "a huge national database" on health care that will include Americans’ "personal, intimate, most close-to-the-vest-secrets. "

The congresswoman chooses to believe that the IRS and the rest of the government intend to delve ever-further into Americans’ personal lives. We can’t predict what will happen in the future, but as best we can tell now, she has mischaracterized the intent and limitations of the hub. It’s not a "database." The IRS isn’t running it. It won’t include "intimate" health data. And most Americans won’t need to interact with it at all. We rate her comment Pants on Fire.

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/state...

but this is all you really need to know....

....During a recent interview with Fox News, Rep. Michele Bachmann....

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#966336 Aug 18, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Where and when__second time I've asked doll.
Militant Islamists burn down Nigeria boarding house, children burned alive.

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/07/06...

Muslim Brotherhood burn down Coptic Christian churches.

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/20...

Egypt's Islamists target Christian churches, schools

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/08/18/egypt...

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#966337 Aug 18, 2013
LCNlin wrote:
The British embassy in the Yemeni capital Sanaa has reopened after it was closed for nearly two weeks over "increased security concerns".
UK staff in Sanaa were sent home after messages between the head of al-Qaeda and the group's head in Yemen about an attack were reportedly intercepted.
US embassies across the Middle East and North Africa were also closed.
Yemen said the closures had played into the hands of terrorists, but Britain said safety was the top priority.
The BBC's Rami Ruhayem, in Sanaa, said the reopening of the British embassy, at 08:30 BST on Sunday, appeared to suggest the perceived danger had passed.
But assessments were being made behind closed doors, and most of the media had received only fragments of information about the reasons for both its closure and subsequent reopening, he said.
'Suicide attacks'
Yemen welcomed the move, but the country's foreign minister Abu Bakr al Qirbi was critical of the closures.
"We feel that closure of the embassies plays into the hands of terrorists," he told the BBC.
Continue reading the main story
“Start Quote
The high threat from terrorism and kidnap continues to make it extremely dangerous for British nationals”
End Quote Jane Marriot British ambassador to Yemen
"It disturbs people's lives, it affects relations between countries and this is one of the objectives of terrorism."
British ambassador Jane Marriot said she could not comment on the original threat but the UK had to "give the highest priority to the safety and security of all our staff".
The alert was sparked after secret plans discussed by al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri and Nasser al-Wuhayshi were picked up by US intelligence officials, according to US media.
Unprecedented security measures were taken in Sanaa, which saw the British embassy close on 4 August and hundreds of armoured vehicles deployed.
Speaking at the time, the BBC's Abdullah Ghorab, in Sanaa, said a security source had confirmed that Yemeni intelligence services had discovered that dozens of al-Qaeda members had arrived in the city in the preceding days in preparation for a major attack.
The source suggested it was to include explosions and suicide attacks aimed at Western diplomatic missions and Yemeni military headquarters.
'Extremely dangerous'
Yemen is the base of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), which has recently suffered a series of setbacks after the military launched an offensive in June with the help of US forces.
The UK Foreign Office advises against all travel to the whole country.
Ms Marriot said the "high threat from terrorism and kidnap continues to make it extremely dangerous for British nationals".
"I hope that, with the national dialogue and a willingness by all parties in Yemen to work for the security, stability and economic success of their country, that will eventually change," she said in a statement.
Good thing the O'bama administration leaked the information that they were getting all their information off of chatter chatter chatter--so the moslem terrorists could change their talking habits huh?
LCNlin

United States

#966338 Aug 18, 2013
Florida Crime
A 56-year-old Riverview man was shot dead this morning after attacking his girlfriend outside her apartment, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said.
At around 6 a.m., a Vickie Rock, 50, of Riverview, was visiting a home at the Grand Oaks Apartments at 10103 Sherwood Lane in Riverview, when she heard glass breaking and screaming coming from next door, deputies said.
Rock, who was armed with a .45 caliber handgun, went outside to investigate and found a Daniel S. Robertson beating his girlfriend, Cristy Vasilakos, 40, with a metal object, deputies said.
Rock yelled at Robertson to stop, but when he turned and began attacking Rock, she fired the gun at least once, deputies said.
Deputies later arrived to discover Robertson dead in the parking lot.
Vasilakos’ front window and front door were heavily damaged, apparently by the Robertson forcing his way into her apartment, deputies said. Both women sustained facial injuries.
Detectives interviewed independent witnesses who, they said, verified statements made by the two women.
Robertson’s body will be turned over to the Hillsborough County Medical Examiner to rule on the official cause of death.
Robertson and Vasilakos both live in the complex, in different apartments. Rock was there visiting her boyfriend, according to a news release.
Rock was released Saturday without charges.
Once detectives have wrapped up their investigation, the Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office will determine if charges will be filed at a later date, the sheriff’s office said.

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