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
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#968432 Aug 21, 2013
Georgia school employee hailed as 'real hero' for talking gunman into giving up

A man slips behind someone else into a packed elementary school with AK-47 type weapon. He goes into the office and shoots at the ground, then darts between there and outside to fire at approaching police.

So what do you do?

If you're Antoinette Tuff, who works in the front office at Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy just outside Atlanta, you don't run. You talk. You divulge your personal struggles to the gunman, you tell him you love him, you even proactively offer to walk outside with him to surrender so police won't shoot.

And then the nightmare ends -- with the suspect, later identified as Michael Brandon Hill, taken into custody and no one inside or outside the Decatur school even hurt, despite the gunfire.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/21/us/georgia-scho...

A day later, community members and leaders are offering praise for Tuff and police, as well as gratitude that the story did not turn tragic.

"Was the potential there to have another Sandy Hook?" admits Alexander, the police chief. "Absolutely."

well sure there was chance of it being another Sandy Hook. the guy was white wasn't he?
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#968433 Aug 21, 2013
Christopher Lane Killing Becomes Race Issue For Conservative Pundits

A similar message was put forward by Fox News, with more embarrassing results. On Wednesday morning, "Fox & Friends" falsely reported that all three of the suspects were black, during a segment in which host Steve Doocy, like Limbaugh, brought up Trayvon Martin.

The Daily Caller made the same factual error, and compounded it by showing what it claimed to be photos of each of the suspects. The person identified by the website as Michael Jones, who is white, was a black man entirely uninvolved to the shooting.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/21/chri...

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#968434 Aug 21, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
Since you didn't have an answer to the SNAP waste, fraud, and abuse question I found this for you:
http://www.usda.gov/oig/webdocs/27002-0011-13...
Its ironic that in this post you're questioning whether States could do a better job when the report points to States' failure to properly identify and treat waste, fraud, and abuse.
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.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#968435 Aug 21, 2013
Lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
No one condoned that heinous crime
White House press flunkie seemed unaware of the event...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#968436 Aug 21, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
Where can we find liberal bastions California, New York, and Massachusetts? California is 43rd, getting back only $0.78 for every dollar it sends to Washington. New York is 42nd, and one penny better off, at $0.79 per dollar. Massachusetts is 40th, receiving $0.82 for every dollar it sends to DC.
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/red-states-are...
Who gives a shit about these statistics?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#968437 Aug 21, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
he didn't shoot anybody because a black women talked him out of it.
not really your idea of a hero eh?
that only happens on TV...

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#968438 Aug 21, 2013
This article is quite revealing.

http://reason.com/archives/2012/10/03/its-eas...

There are no jobs!" That is what people told me outside a government "jobs center" in New York City.

To check this out, I sent four researchers around the area. They quickly found 40 job openings. Twenty-four were entry-level positions. One restaurant owner told me he would hire 12 people if workers would just apply.

It made me wonder what my government does in buildings called "job centers." So I asked a college intern, Zoelle Mallenbaum, to find out. Here's what she found:

"First I went to the Manhattan Jobs Center and asked, "Can I get help finding a job?" They told me they don't do that.'We sign people up for food stamps.' I tried another jobs center. They told me to enroll for unemployment benefits."

So the "jobs" centers help people get handouts. Neither center suggested people try the 40 job openings in the neighborhood.

...There's more to the article but this is definitely the problem. The private market for jobs works better than government "job centers".
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#968439 Aug 21, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
This article is quite revealing.
http://reason.com/archives/2012/10/03/its-eas...
There are no jobs!" That is what people told me outside a government "jobs center" in New York City.
To check this out, I sent four researchers around the area. They quickly found 40 job openings. Twenty-four were entry-level positions. One restaurant owner told me he would hire 12 people if workers would just apply.
It made me wonder what my government does in buildings called "job centers." So I asked a college intern, Zoelle Mallenbaum, to find out. Here's what she found:
"First I went to the Manhattan Jobs Center and asked, "Can I get help finding a job?" They told me they don't do that.'We sign people up for food stamps.' I tried another jobs center. They told me to enroll for unemployment benefits."
So the "jobs" centers help people get handouts. Neither center suggested people try the 40 job openings in the neighborhood.
...There's more to the article but this is definitely the problem. The private market for jobs works better than government "job centers".
if the drones at the "Jobs Center" found work for all, then they would be out of work....

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#968440 Aug 21, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Why would anybody work 40 hours per week for an extra $300 per month in a society that glorifies freeloaders?
Part-time jobs increased significantly over the past six months. Full-time jobs paled in comparison.

Does this president have to try to be so disconnected or does it just come naturally?

Since: Aug 13

Italy

#968443 Aug 21, 2013
Obama will never say that the 3 kids ( one completely african one 5o/50 and one white or similar ) living in Duncan Oklahoma could be his kids...
Yeah

Mililani, HI

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

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#968448 Aug 22, 2013
steve richards wrote:
<quoted text>
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:
<quoted text>
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:
<quoted text>
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:
<quoted text>
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:
<quoted text>
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:
<quoted text>
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:
<quoted text>
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...

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