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Mililani, HI

#968445 Aug 21, 2013
steve richards wrote:
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Be silent, Depends soiling drooler.
I was getting your meal, son.

Since: Dec 12

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#968448 Aug 22, 2013
steve richards wrote:
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Lying, ignorant sack of offal. what's the tally of dead non christians killed by christians in the last year?
I have a better question, how many Muslims killed by Christians last year?

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#968449 Aug 22, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Many industries, including those that produce "widgets", have become highly automated so that labor costs are not that significant.
However, environmental regulations have essentially made some industries impossible in the US, and the cost of power is another major factor. It's not all just cheap wages.
If the EPA was effective I'd be able to eat fish out of the local rivers and streams.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#968450 Aug 22, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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The massive increase of people on food stamps in the past five years has created many more problems.
The 10 states that were reviewed in this report were still reported to have a "low rate of anomalies" and "a notable achievement in the states making significant progress".
If abuse and fraud can be found in 10 states "given the size and complexity of SNAP", how much more could be found nationwide?
It also pointed out that "SNAP participation has reached record levels".
That's the problem, isn't it?
It's only logical that states can keep abuse and fraud down much more efficiently. Let them determine the requirements based on the needs of the citizens in their own state and enforce them.
That only suggests they've cut "waste, fraud, and abuse" in half instead of four-fold as the percentage would suggest.

So, they effectively cut "waste, fraud, and abuse" in half and we still have serious spending issues and a huge deficit, what's your next magic cure?

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#968453 Aug 22, 2013
TSM wrote:
‘Obama's brother linked to Muslim Brotherhood’ not surprise, Liberals will be Shock!!
Just go to the White House any day and take a look at who's visiting and you can tie Obama directly to the Muslim Brotherhood.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#968454 Aug 22, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
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The intention of Obamacare is to destroy America,
under the pretext of "fairness".
It is not fair that illegals do not have free health insurance paid by American tax payers.
It is not fair that Liberal black women can not have free abortion paid by Christian white male American tax payers.
It is not fair that American hating Muslim "political" refugees do not have free health care from their Kenya Muslim brother at the White House.
ObamaKare is just one of the multiple components that serve two purposes toward ending the existence of the constitutional republic. The first purpose is to make the population dependent on the federal government for health services, eliminating the faith of the people upon the economy for their sustenance. The second purpose is to drive the government into insolvency, with the predictable social disturbances, and the president can declare martial law and himself dictator, putting the ruling elite permenantly in the ultimate position of power and authority over the population of inconsequential peasants.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#968456 Aug 22, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Why am I, a resident of TN, paying for some kid to attend Catholic School in DC? Since you can't seem to answer the question the majority of school funding comes from property taxes from within the district. Vouchers are expanding that taxation at the federal level. I thought all you goobs wanted LESS federal government not MORE. What makes it problematic for most inner-city poor is that most private schools aren't in their communities, how do their kids get to and from school?
The goal is education. The rule is the Constitution. Vouchers are a state's perogative. The federal government has no authority on the matter.
Eliminate the Department of Education and send money for education directly to the states.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#968457 Aug 22, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
another IRS scandal.
IRS faces lawsuit for failing to enforce church electioneering ban
The Internal Revenue Service was unable to suppress a lawsuit over its failure to audit thousand of churches that allegedly violated federal tax law by engaging in partisan advocacy.
U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman of the Western District of Wisconsin on Monday denied a motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by the Freedom From Religion Foundation against the IRS.
“If it is true that the IRS has a policy of not enforcing the prohibition on campaigning against religious organizations, then the IRS is conferring a benefit on religious organizations (the ability to participate in political campaigns) that it denies to all other 501(c)(3) organizations, including the Foundation,” Adelman wrote.
The Internal Revenue Code prohibits tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations, including churches, from intervening or participating in political campaigns on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate.
But many churches have openly defied the ban without consequences. In an annual event called “Pulpit Freedom Sunday,” pastors from more than 1,000 churches have challenged the regulation by preaching about political topics. Some pastors even record their overtly partisan sermons and send them to the IRS.
The FFRF, which is also a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization, said allowing churches to engage in politicking but not other nonprofits was unfair. The group alleged the IRS had a “policy of non-enforcement of the electioneering restrictions” when it came to churches and religious organizations.
“As a result, in recent years, churches and religious organizations have been blatantly and deliberately flaunting the electioneering restrictions of §501(c)(3), including during the presidential election year of 2012,” FFRF wrote in its lawsuit.
In a separate lawsuit, the organization has challenged the annual information filings exemption provided to churches and other religious organizations. Tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations must file a detailed information with the IRS to obtain and maintain their tax-exempt status, unless they are a church.
“The time for a free ride for churches is over,” FFRF Co-President Annie Laurie Gaylor said.“The rest of us pay so much more in taxes because clergy pay so much less. If these churches — which are accountable to no one in government yet get so many favors — are allowed to engage in tax-exempt politicking, it would be the ruination of our democracy.”
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/08/20/irs-fac...
A flat tax with no exemptions and exceptions is the only fair tax. A crackwhore gets ten dollars, she coughs up a buck fifty or so to the federal government.
Abolish the IRS.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#968458 Aug 22, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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I don't disagree that they qualify, what irks me is that you and Waxman, and Floriduh et. al. are ONLY interested in violent crimes in which blacks are the perpetrators.
Sure I can judge, that's why there's judgits.
Perhaps they are interested in all violent crime, but the violent black-on-black crime is so overwhelmingly obvious, in spite of an intentional effort by the media to ignore it, it obscures the other categories.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#968459 Aug 22, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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A flat tax with no exemptions and exceptions is the only fair tax. A crackwhore gets ten dollars, she coughs up a buck fifty or so to the federal government.
Abolish the IRS.
The flat tax would get rid of all deductions. Just getting rid of the deduction for mortgage interest alone would be very difficult when you have 60 percent of Americans who are homeowners and who depend on that deduction. The deduction is capitalized into the value of homes. If you lose the deduction for mortgage interest, housing prices would fall, and how popular would that be? Then, getting rid of the exclusion for health insurance – that would greatly increase taxes on workers or businesses. It’s all just a pipe dream.

http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Articles/2012/0...
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#968460 Aug 22, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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Perhaps they are interested in all violent crime, but the violent black-on-black crime is so overwhelmingly obvious, in spite of an intentional effort by the media to ignore it, it obscures the other categories.
so a 10% disparity in white on white murders compared to black on black murders is overwhelming?

94% for black on black.

84% for white on white.

and with the intentional effort by the right wing media to ignore that fact we have people posting stuff like your BS.

Since: Jun 13

Location hidden

#968461 Aug 22, 2013
While the National Rifle Association publicly fights against a national gun registry, the organization has gone to incredible lengths to compile information on “tens of millions” of gun owners — without their consent.
They've compiled a database built through years of acquiring gun permit registration lists from state and county offices, gathering names of new owners from the thousands of gun safety classes taught by NRA-certified instructors and by buying lists of attendees of gun shows, subscribers to gun magazines, and more.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/stevefriess/how-the-n...

Sleep well DBWriter, I'm sure your personal information is on their potentially hackable list.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#968462 Aug 22, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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The flat tax would get rid of all deductions. Just getting rid of the deduction for mortgage interest alone would be very difficult when you have 60 percent of Americans who are homeowners and who depend on that deduction. The deduction is capitalized into the value of homes. If you lose the deduction for mortgage interest, housing prices would fall, and how popular would that be? Then, getting rid of the exclusion for health insurance – that would greatly increase taxes on workers or businesses. It’s all just a pipe dream.
http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Articles/2012/0...
A flat tax of 15 percent, or less, is sufficient to fund any reasonably sized government. The people you reference would see their tax liability reduced. With a flat tax, everyone paying more than 12 to 15 percent in taxes will see their taxes reduced. I wonder what percentage of people actually paying income tax to the federal government that represents.
Perhaps you should look further into the concept of a flat tax and educate yourself on it.
The problem in reality is, the 47 percent currently letting the other half of the population pay all the taxes will have to start paying their fair share of taxes.

A crackwhore gets 10 dollars, she coughs up a buck fifty or so to the federal government.
That's the only fair tax.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#968463 Aug 22, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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so a 10% disparity in white on white murders compared to black on black murders is overwhelming?
94% for black on black.
84% for white on white.
and with the intentional effort by the right wing media to ignore that fact we have people posting stuff like your BS.
It's overwhelming when you look at places like, oh, say, Chicago.

The United States ranks among the most violent countries in gun crime in the world.
If you remove the four cities of Chicago, New York, Washington, D.C., and New Orleans from the calculation, the United States becomes 4th best place in the world with respect to gun violence.
That is what's overwhelmingly obvious.

So, how do we recude violent crime in Chicago? Perhaps what Chicago needs is a community organizer that can lead them toward civilization, and away from their uncivilized norm that consumes them today. Can you think of someone who can do that? Offhand, I can't think of anyone like that.
PDUPONT

Belchertown, MA

#968464 Aug 22, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
The federal government has gotten too big to oversee abuses in the welfare programs or even manage veterans' benefits.
The SNAP program was designed to feed hungry children and the truly needy.
But all welfare programs were meant to be temporary - not a permanent lifestyle.
So money is being taken out of the paychecks of the lower middle class who are struggling to feed their own children without food stamps.
Only because the federal government has become so huge, it can't even see its toes.
Why is putting the federal government back in its place and giving the power back to the states such a bad idea to most liberals?
Well Carol, a while ago you provided the best evidence of why states aren't really that good at providing needed services. Remember Kerr-Mills? Where only a fraction of those entitled to benefits actually got them?
Oh by the way Carol, the Clinton welfare reform did in fact turn over control to the states. Your assertion that welfare is a permanent lifestyle is a damned lie promulgated by the right. 80.4% of TANF receive benefits for 5 years or less. The majority of those receiving SNAP benefits are families with children, the elderly and disabled and a large percentage are those working in low wage jobs. When you see those smiley faced price cut signs at your local Wal-Mart don't forget that what's not on there is what we pay in SNAP benefits and Medicaid because those employees make such low wages.
Your Christianity is like this morning's dew, it disappears when the light of truth dries it up.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#968465 Aug 22, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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A flat tax of 15 percent, or less, is sufficient to fund any reasonably sized government. The people you reference would see their tax liability reduced. With a flat tax, everyone paying more than 12 to 15 percent in taxes will see their taxes reduced. I wonder what percentage of people actually paying income tax to the federal government that represents.
Perhaps you should look further into the concept of a flat tax and educate yourself on it.
The problem in reality is, the 47 percent currently letting the other half of the population pay all the taxes will have to start paying their fair share of taxes.
A crackwhore gets 10 dollars, she coughs up a buck fifty or so to the federal government.
That's the only fair tax.
maybe you should check to see who that was that i was quoting.

Bruce Reeves Bartlett (October 11, 1951) is an American historian whose area of expertise is supply-side economics. He served as a domestic policy adviser to President Ronald Reagan and as a Treasury official under President George H. W. Bush.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Bartlett

when he speaks i figure i need to look no farther for 'education'.

and what is it with you folks and the 47% that Reagan created?

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#968466 Aug 22, 2013
Emoron wrote:
While the National Rifle Association publicly fights against a national gun registry, the organization has gone to incredible lengths to compile information on “tens of millions” of gun owners — without their consent.
They've compiled a database built through years of acquiring gun permit registration lists from state and county offices, gathering names of new owners from the thousands of gun safety classes taught by NRA-certified instructors and by buying lists of attendees of gun shows, subscribers to gun magazines, and more.
http://www.buzzfeed.com/stevefriess/how-the-n...
Sleep well DBWriter, I'm sure your personal information is on their potentially hackable list.
The problem is, those promoting new laws have a reputation for not enforcing existing laws in their own districts.
Let's look at, oh, say, Chicago. The fill the morgue up to the rafters with bullet-riddles corpses every weekend, yet they have the most stringent gun control laws in the country. They obviously make no effort to enforce these laws.
Only an idiot thinks the Democrats intend to enforce any new law when it's overwhelmingly obvious they don't enforce existing laws in their districts.
Their objective is to disarm the intended victims so their uncivilized base won't get blown to hell when they venture out and begin to forage among civilized neighborhoods.

Nope. As long as Democrats maintain an uncivilized base that has no respect for other people's rights, property and lives, we will remain prepared to blow them to hell when they attempt to invade our civilized world.

You should drop this issue. It's a sure loser for you.

Since: Nov 11

United States

#968467 Aug 22, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>In defense of Obama's drone war

By Charles Krauthammer

1. By what right does the president order the killing by drone of enemies abroad? What criteria justify assassination?

Answer:(a) imminent threat, under the doctrine of self-defense, and (b) affiliation with Al Qaeda, under the laws of war.

2. But Awlaki was no ordinary enemy. He was a U.S. citizen. By what right does the president order the killing by drone of an American? Where's the due process?

Answer: Once you take up arms against the United States, you become an enemy combatant, thereby forfeiting the privileges of citizenship and the protections of the Constitution, including due process. You retain only the protection of the laws of war -- no more and no less than those of your foreign comrades-in-arms.

3. Who has the authority to decide life and death targeting?

In war, the ultimate authority is always the commander in chief and those in the lawful chain of command to whom he has delegated such authority.

This looks troubling. Obama sitting alone in the Oval Office deciding what individuals to kill. But how is that different from Lyndon Johnson sitting in his office choosing bombing targets in North Vietnam?

Moreover, we firebombed entire cities in World War II. Who chose? Commanders under the ultimate authority of the president. No judicial review, no outside legislative committee, no secret court, no authority above the president.

OK, you say. But today's war is entirely different: no front line, no end in sight.

So what? It's the jihadists who decided to make the world a battlefield and to wage war in perpetuity. Until they abandon the field, what choice do we have but to carry the fight to them?

....Now, for those who believe that the war on terror is not war but law enforcement,(a) I concede that they will find the foregoing analysis to be useless and (b) I assert that they are living on a different and distant planet.

For us earthlings, on the other hand, the case for Obama's drone war is clear. Pity that his Justice Department couldn't make it.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/02/15/in-...
But when Bush tried to do it you called him a war criminal!!!

And Navy Seal Team 6, Bush's personal assassination team, remember?

See? Liberals are brain dead hypocrites.

Since: Nov 11

United States

#968468 Aug 22, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>The federal government under the Bush administration ran an operation that allowed hundreds of guns to be transferred to suspected arms traffickers — the same tactic that congressional Republicans have criticized President Barack Obama's administration for using, two federal law enforcement officials said Tuesday.

Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/ATF-BushEraP...
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Another Liberal trying to rewrite history.

Bush's weapons were GPS tracked, Obama's piggi backed ones were free to Mexican drug dealers.

See? Liberals are brain dead hypocrites.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#968469 Aug 22, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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It's overwhelming when you look at places like, oh, say, Chicago.
The United States ranks among the most violent countries in gun crime in the world.
If you remove the four cities of Chicago, New York, Washington, D.C., and New Orleans from the calculation, the United States becomes 4th best place in the world with respect to gun violence.
That is what's overwhelmingly obvious.
So, how do we recude violent crime in Chicago? Perhaps what Chicago needs is a community organizer that can lead them toward civilization, and away from their uncivilized norm that consumes them today. Can you think of someone who can do that? Offhand, I can't think of anyone like that.
you ask for something that if given you would do nothing but complain about it.

so yeah, let's let Obama start voicing his concerns about the black community and then trying to run legislation through to fix it and see how you act.

Obama stays silent on those concerns because of the Right. just look at how you act about anything he does.

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