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LCNin

United States

#1049565 Dec 29, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Never heard of that show. But Desperate Housewives is made for liberal women anyway so wouldn't know if they're making another series here. Lily would probably know though.
...do not watch reality tv
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1049566 Dec 29, 2013
NOW: Russian media reports at least 10 people killed in an explosion on a trolleybus in a southern Russian city Volgograd

per ABC News

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1049567 Dec 29, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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See, you are making the same mistake you made during the Romney campaign. Listening to faux news instead of facing the facts. "Success isn't looking so good" is right out the mouth of people like Rush Limbaugh. I'd think you would have learned by now to think for yourself instead of parrot reich wing talking heads.
I'm hoping the Affordable Care Act is a success as it helps millions of people. If it fails, it should fail on its own merits. Not because Hate Talk Bobble Heads succeeded in filling people's heads with lies and propaganda.
If you think people are lining up to sign on to this crazy thing with inaccurate information being received by insurers, the lack of privacy and security on the website and general confusion and shock by a lot of people either because they don't know what's going on or have already found out what's going on the hard way, you're really out of the loop.

You just aren't being told anything intentionally. So you will continue to defend the indefensible.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1049568 Dec 29, 2013
A trolley bus blast in the Russian city of Volgograd has killed at least 10 people, emergencies services reported. The explosion comes a day after a terrorist attack in the city killed 17 people and injured scores of others.

At least 10 people have been injured by the blast on Monday morning, the report said.

Police are currently at the scene investigating the cause of the incident.

Russia’s Investigative Committee believes the explosion could have been a new terrorist attack.

http://rt.com/news/russia-volgograd-trolley-b...

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1049569 Dec 29, 2013
GOP R Idiots wrote:
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I see the sky is still falling, Chicken Little.
Again, Lorac, when have ANY of your 'it's the end of the world' predictions ever come true?
SS is just fine.
After 2033, Social Security could pay three-fourths of scheduled benefits using its tax income if policymakers took no steps to shore up the program.(Those who fear that Social Security won’t be around at all when today’s young workers retire and that young workers will receive no benefits misunderstand the trustees’ projections.)
The program’s shortfall is relatively modest, amounting to 1 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) over the next 75 years (and 1.6 percent of GDP in 2087, the 75th year). A mix of tax increases and benefit modifications — carefully crafted to shield recipients with limited means and to give ample notice to all participants — could put the program on a sound footing indefinitely. Social Security benefits are very modest. The average retiree or elderly widow receives just $15,000 a year from Social Security (and the average disabled worker even less); an unmarried elderly person, on average, has just $3,000 in annual income other than his or her Social Security. Accordingly, taxes should make up a large proportion of a solvency package.
http://www.cbpp.org/cms/...
If only that were true. Nothing I like more than the idea of young liberals working their tails off to support my retirement.

But, unfortunately, it's not true.

In the 2003 Annual Report to Congress, the Social Security Trustees announced:
•The projected point at which tax revenues will fall below program costs comes in 2018 -- one year later than the estimate in last year’s report;
•The projected point at which the trust funds will be exhausted comes in 2042 -- one year later than the estimate in last year’s report;
•The Trust Funds would require another $3.5 trillion in today’s dollars, earning interest at Treasury rates, to pay all scheduled benefits over the next 75 years.

Today, there are 3.3 workers paying Social Security payroll taxes for every one person collecting Social Security benefits. That number will drop to 2 to 1 in less than 40 years. At this ratio there will not be enough workers to pay scheduled benefits at current tax rates.

http://www.ssa.gov/pressoffice/pr/trustee03-p...

Like I said, if you're young and think SS will be there for you, better start a Plan B.
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1049570 Dec 29, 2013
For anyone who may be interested Volgograd is former Stalingrad
Whatever

Gering, NE

#1049571 Dec 29, 2013
Update: Death toll in new bus bombing has now reached 15, including a 1-year-old child, RT reports. This brings the total deaths due to bombings up to 27 people within 2 days in Volgograd

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1049572 Dec 29, 2013
LCNin wrote:
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You do give Yourself away with these posts!:-)
-
Angela
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Whatever

Gering, NE

#1049573 Dec 29, 2013
Chechen Islamist rebel leader Umarov likely behind all 3 Volgograd bombings; he called to derail Sochi Olympics.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1049574 Dec 29, 2013
So it's January 30. After tomorrow, ker-plop...the other shoe is going to drop.

Already over 5 million have had cancellations of private insurance. Wait until the first 5 million lose employer-based insurance and the sparks start flying again when they realize how much more they have to pay for coverage they don't want or need too.

Then the next 5 or 10 million...etc., etc., etc.

It's really going to get interesting.

Wonder how long it's going to take to find out insurers are still receiving inaccurate information and identity thefts are the newest glitch.

But we'll have to wait with bated breath to see if 2 to 3 million young healthy adults agree to pay more for insurance they didn't want to afford before - much less now.

All the excitement and suspense starts in just two more days.

“The Intrepid”

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#1049575 Dec 29, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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Send proof, photos preferably, otherwise we trolls must believe the postulating poofter. >:}

xD
angel

Boise, ID

#1049576 Dec 30, 2013
EasyEed wrote:
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"uselesssinceforever00 "
blah.....blah, blah, blah. Your specialty. You are the one with no substance. I asked why hairless will not allow any of the bills passed by the house to be voted on. You know and i know the answer, he is afraid some or all of them would pass. One question, you are denying that bills passed by the house are dead on arrival in the senate.
Some refer to liberals like you as progressives, that is wrong, you are regressives, you love the fact that our loser president bows to your every wish by filling all the hands of the losers, with food stamps, millions more on food stamps since the boy president nobama took office. You love free health care, paid for by taxes. You hate the fact that the tax rate on the successful is less than 90%.
You are a leech and a moocher.
Peace
KMA
Happy New Year
Hah! YES!!!! PLEASE keep singing that 'Every one is a Parasite but us Teabaggers and the Filthy Rich' ditty from the ROOFTOPS!!!!
All the way to 2016!! LMAO!
angel

Boise, ID

#1049577 Dec 30, 2013
Frank wrote:
<quoted text> The past several years have been very bad for our country,too bad there is no way to back the clock up six years and change the direction of this disaster. Tens of millions of uneducated Obama supporters voted the wrong way and 315 million people suffer.
Fortunatly the only ones that feel that way are Teabaggers who have been thwarted from ramming their neo fascist agenda down the throats of everyone else....for which the Majority of Americans are grateful.
Which is why the Right has been judged Unfit to Lead twice and will be again in 2016.
PDUPONT

Belchertown, MA

#1049578 Dec 30, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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Not only has Obama increased the poverty rate but has increased the use of food stamps by leaps and bounds.
Shouldn't you be more worried about feeding this problem and our becoming a nanny state?
What good does it do anyone if more and more people have no jobs and no money to feed themselves?
Obama hasn't increased the poverty level you goddamned liar! It's because those like the Walton family maintain their wealthy status by paying their employees crap wages. It's because the GOP is resisting any attempts to raise the minimum wage to a level that would pull the working poor out of poverty and not be dependent on public assistance programs like SNAP.
Guess what president's policies did increase poverty in this country Carol? It was your hero Ronald Reagan. The number of people living beneath the federal poverty line rose from 26.1 million in 1979 to 32.7 million in 1988. Meanwhile, the rich got much richer. By the end of the decade, the richest 1 percent of Americans had 39 percent of the nation’s wealth.
Stop calling yourself a Christian Carol because you're not. You're an Ayn Randian corporatist sociopath.
PDUPONT

Belchertown, MA

#1049579 Dec 30, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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WTH were we doing in Libya anyway-aside from breaching the War Powers Act and aiding and abetting terrorist failed statehoodism?
Failed Foreign policy.
T.E.A. Independents--counting down the days till 2016!
Leadership and voters that address ISSUES...not herd packs of blind lemming partisanship...FOR America..not against it!
Since when is having an Ambassador and diplomatic personnel in a foreign country a violation of the War Powers Act moron? The military action we took was largely supportive and logistical and fully in compliance with our treaty obligations as a NATO member.
You're an idiot!
PDUPONT

Belchertown, MA

#1049580 Dec 30, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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And single payer never even made it to the "tables of consideration" shoved off with disdain and disregard, our favor of COMMUNISM.
PeeeYew!!
Things to be thankful for this Christmas-
Am actual B-U-D-G-E-T agreement of sorts-derived of the more rational ADULT, non-commie sectors of America representation in the DC realms.
GOOD.
Now they can focus closer on fixing the MESS of the monstrosity of the healthcarelessness act of megalomaniacal poliTical self exaultation!
Sure imbecile, the ACA which was built from a blueprint drawn by the Heritage Foundation and depends on the private sector insurance industry, private sector hospitals and doctors and gave them even more customers is Communism. Let's also not forget that Mitt Romney signed almost identical legislation into law as Governor of Massachusetts.
You're an idiot!
PDUPONT

Belchertown, MA

#1049581 Dec 30, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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Keystone XL Pipeline Project
The Keystone XL Pipeline is a proposed 1,179-mile (1,897 km), 36-inch-diameter crude oil pipeline beginning in Hardisty, Alta., and extending south to Steele City, Neb. This pipeline is a critical infrastructure project for the energy security of the United States and for strengthening the American economy.
Along with transporting crude oil from Canada, the Keystone XL Pipeline will also support the significant growth of crude oil production in the United States by allowing American oil producers more access to the large refining markets found in the American Midwest and along the U.S. Gulf Coast.
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Keystone XL Pipeline Project
Keystone XL Pipeline will be the safest and most advanced pipeline operation in North America. It will not only bring essential infrastructure to North American oil producers, but it will also provide jobs, long-term energy independence and an economic boost to Americans.
- See more at: http://keystone-xl.com/#sthash.jCFLbllZ.dpuf
FOR America-NOT against it!!
Sure dumbass the Keystone site paints such a rosy picture but even Fox News isn't buying it.
1. Keystone XL Would Not Reduce Foreign Oil Dependency
The oil to be sent through Keystone XL pipeline was never destined for US markets. In its own presentation to investors about the proposed pipeline extension, TransCanada (the company behind Keystone XL) boasted that most if not all of the extracted and refined oil would be exported --- sold in oversees markets where oil fetches a higher price (and thus turns a higher profit for the company).
2. Keystone XL Would Have Increased Domestic Oil Prices
Currently, Canadian oil reserves stored in the Midwest help suppress gas prices in the United States, particularly for farmers in our nation’s heartland.
In its permit application for the pipeline, TransCanada noted that the Keystone XL pipeline would allow the company to drain these reserves and export that fuel as well. According to TransCanada’s own statements , this would raise gas prices in the United States, especially in the Midwest.
3. Keystone XL Overstated Number of Jobs to be Created
In 2008, TransCanada’s original permit application to the State Department said the Keystone XL pipeline would create “a peak workforce of approximately 3,500 to 4,200 construction personnel” in temporary jobs building the pipeline.
By 2011, now facing growing opposition to the pipeline, TransCanada had inflated these numbers (using undisclosed formulas) to 20,000. Supporters of the proposal, backed by big oil, have since trumpeted these trumped up numbers.
4. Current Keystone Pipeline Leaked 12 Times in Last Year
The pipeline that the Obama administration has rejected the permit for would be an extension of a pipeline that has already leaked -- not just once, but 12 times in the last year.
While TransCanada tried to dismiss these leaks as “minor” averaging “just five to 10 gallons of oil” each, the leak on May 7, 2011 near Millner, N.D., spilled about 21,000 gallons of oil in total.
5. The Environmental Concerns About Oil Leaks Are Justified
Nebraska’s Republican Governor Dave Heineman strongly opposed the Keystone XL project because the pipeline would run through a massive and vital aquifer in his state the supplies clean drinking water to over 2 million Americans plus water that fuels the region’s agriculture industry.

Meanwhile, in Michigan where a similar tar sands pipeline spilled over 840,000 gallons of crude oil into the Kalamazoo River in 2010, residents are still complaining of headaches, dizziness and nausea while studies continue to look at the long-term effects of just being near such an oil spill when it happens.
www.foxnews.com/.../six-reasons-keystone-xl-w...
You're an idiot!

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#1049582 Dec 30, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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Obama hasn't increased the poverty level you goddamned liar! It's because those like the Walton family maintain their wealthy status by paying their employees crap wages. It's because the GOP is resisting any attempts to raise the minimum wage to a level that would pull the working poor out of poverty and not be dependent on public assistance programs like SNAP.
Guess what president's policies did increase poverty in this country Carol? It was your hero Ronald Reagan. The number of people living beneath the federal poverty line rose from 26.1 million in 1979 to 32.7 million in 1988. Meanwhile, the rich got much richer. By the end of the decade, the richest 1 percent of Americans had 39 percent of the nation’s wealth.
Stop calling yourself a Christian Carol because you're not. You're an Ayn Randian corporatist sociopath.
Its also important to mention the conservative assault on unions that helped transfer America's wealth from the middle class to the richest 1%. Organized labor is necessary to pull the wage scale up for non-union jobs. Reagan and his phony trickle down scam and his attack on the air traffic controller union gave cover for the greedy rich to get richer.
No Surprize

Largo, FL

#1049583 Dec 30, 2013
Emeem wrote:
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Its also important to mention the conservative assault on unions that helped transfer America's wealth from the middle class to the richest 1%. Organized labor is necessary to pull the wage scale up for non-union jobs. Reagan and his phony trickle down scam and his attack on the air traffic controller union gave cover for the greedy rich to get richer.
Unions are like governments, they don't exist without other peoples money...

It's the culture...
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1049584 Dec 30, 2013
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