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
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1062833 Jan 15, 2014
Signs the Progressive 'you did not build that' economy is on fire!

Seal up the vagina!!!!

"New report says millions of women at risk of falling into poverty, economic ruin"

http://www.cnbc.com/id/101329205

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1062835 Jan 15, 2014
Nostrilis Waxman wrote:
"Gates also revealed it was at times awkward for himself and Mullen, who both served in the Obama and Bush administrations. He said during the first months of the Obama administration everybody in the situation room would openly “trash” the Bush White House."
Democrats have no class, even in the White House. They act like junior high school kids.
Lets see....on the day of Obama's presidential inauguration Republicans "trashed" the Obama administration. I would say that is much worse than attacking an administration that was a complete failure. So, if Democrats have "no class" and Republicans are far worse, what should we call you? Repugnican which emphasizes how repulsive and distasteful Republicans can be just doesn't seem low enough.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1062837 Jan 15, 2014
Signs the Progressive 'you can keep your doctor' economy is on fire!

"Health care job losses for first time in decade"

http://money.cnn.com/2014/01/10/news/economy/...
Lnc

United States

#1062838 Jan 15, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Kucinich wanted to impeach Obama after the Libyan strike too.
Obama's Benghazi is Nixon's Watergate. A cover up for political aspirations is the same by any another name. Obama's resignation is imminent. Just like Nixon's.
However, the liberal media are still too infatuated with their prom king crush and blinded by irrational teenage emotions and fluctuating hormones. So clear-thinking adults will have to dethrone the prom king this time even if his starry-eyed groupies become hysterical.
The prom king defaced school property. He has to be expelled. Like Nixon, the geek. The cheerleader's alligator tears will dry up eventually.
Good morning ... a good day for thrif'ting and posting your usual polemics.

Pat yourself on the back, as your posts most likely helped President Obama win in 2012, although this clearly was not your intention.
Lnc

United States

#1062839 Jan 15, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
Obama's Benghazi is Nixon's Watergate. A cover up for political aspirations is the same by any another name.
Lets see how it unfolds :-)
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1062840 Jan 15, 2014
Signs the Progressive 'you can't even afford to shop at the Dollar store' economy is on fire!

"Dollar Stores Are Getting Too Expensive For Many Americans"

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/11/doll...

Huffy and puffy!!!!!
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1062841 Jan 15, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
Perhaps, you and sonic and PDupont should go back a little further or, better yet, read the 9/11 Commissioner's Report.
The breakdown in communication between the CIA and the FBI - which the report cited as a major catalyst for 9/11 - began during the Clinton administration. He had to do something to keep his illegal Chinese donations from being investigated.
It's true. Sorry to have to be the one to tell you, but it is.
The chasm between the FBI and CIA dates to Allen Dulles and J Edgar Hoover, stop being a moron.

Beyond that Bush wasn't being briefed regularly or properly by George Tenet or Condi Rice Bush didn't pay attention worth a sht__he was like a guy with size six feet trying to walk around wearing size twelve shoes.
Lnc

United States

#1062842 Jan 15, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Christie, the new Guiliani, never had a chance for the Republican nomination after kissing Obama's ass...
traitors are not welcome...
meanwhile, middle class voters, Obama's ObamaKKKare targets, will screw the DemoKKKrats in November
Notice Carol there is more than one division between you and G .
Galt makes more sense than most of the trolls and he has Christie as a RINO.
LOL

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1062843 Jan 15, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
O'Reilly has always been a RINO, not a Conservative...
yes, yes he is. he is so far radical right that he is definitely a rino.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1062844 Jan 15, 2014
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
Poll for you guys!
This weasel woodtick claims here is not a liberal, but a conservative...
How many of you say the wooddick is a liar?
I vote yes.
<quoted text>
I vote yes.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1062845 Jan 15, 2014
Planets are piling up in star clusters — and one orbits a 'solar twin'
Alan Boyle, Science Editor NBC News
Scientists used to have a hard time detecting alien worlds in open star clusters, leading some to wonder whether a mysterious factor was holding back planet formation in a crowd. Just in the past couple of years, readings from NASA's planet-hunting Kepler probe have turned up evidence for several cluster planets. Now a study published in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics suggests that clusters don't suffer any handicap in the planet-making department.
"These new results show that planets in open star clusters are about as common as they are around isolated stars — but they are not easy to detect," the European Southern Observatory's Luca Pasquini, one of the study's co-authors, said Wednesday in a news release.
The study is based on six years' worth of data from the HARPS spectrograph at ESO's La Silla facility in Chile, with an assist from other telescopes around the world. Readings were collected for 88 selected stars in the open star cluster Messier 67, which lies about 2,500 light-years away in the constellation Cancer. Astronomers watched for wobbles in the stars' back-and-forth movement, a telltale sign pointing to the gravitational influence of orbiting planets.
Video: Three alien worlds have been detected in a distant star cluster, including one that circles a twin to our sun. European astronomer Joe Liske discusses the find.
Three planets were detected, which is about what would be expected for run-of-the-mill stars. Two of the planets are "hot Jupiters," so close to their parent stars that they made full orbits in five to seven Earth days. The world with a seven-day year goes around a star that's so similar to our own sun that it's called a solar twin. The third giant planet has a 121-day orbit.
All three planets are too hot for liquid water to exist on the surface, which means they're outside their stars' "habitable zone." But who knows? Maybe there are as-yet-undetected planets that could harbor life as we know it. In any case, the claim that planets can't form in open star clusters now sounds as hollow as the claim that planets can't form in double-star systems. And when you consider that most stars are born in open clusters, that suggests that planets could be even more numerous in our galaxy than previously thought.
Here's more about the find from Pasquini, who responded to questions via email:
Q: What are the leading points of this study?
A: "Until last year, most evidence pointed to a lower rate of planet formation in clusters. Actually, this was a bit at odds with the common concept that most stars now in the field were born in clusters. This work confirms that, to the contrary, the fraction of stars hosting planets in open clusters is compatible with the field stars (a paper by Meibom et al. in 2013 found the same). Possibly, the old studies did not have good enough statistics to address this issue properly, or they underestimated the measurement errors.
"The fact that the star Y1194 is an almost perfect solar twin is really cool. Solar-type stars that host planets have been found in another cluster. The concept of solar-type stars is quite broad, however, and it covers all those stars that are cool enough to have a sub-photospheric convective zone (sorry for the technicality).
"Star Y1194 is a real solar twin, so it has all the parameters, including the chemical abundances of many species, that make it indistinguishable from the sun. Interesting enough, while our study was in press, an independent group confirmed this astonishing similarity. They did not know we just found out that this star hosts a giant exoplanet."
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#1062846 Jan 15, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
O'Reilly has always been a RINO, not a Conservative...
3 million FOXbots(R) beg to differ.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1062847 Jan 15, 2014
Q: Why has it been so difficult to detect planets in open star clusters?

A: "The main difficulty is that there are very few nearby open clusters, and none of them is old. M67 is far away, so the stars are very faint for precise radial velocity measurements. One single measurement takes a few minutes for a nearby field star, but almost one hour for the solar twin star in M67. When coupling this with the need to have a large sample, a lot of telescope time on large telescopes is required. The process also takes a long time. Stars must first be selected as belonging to the cluster, then the binaries are eliminated, then the monitoring of the remaining stars continues."

Q: What are the implications for the future of the search for exoplanets?

A: "Extrasolar planet science is a teenager, only 18 years old. I do expect that the search for planets in different environments will become more and more important, in open clusters, in star-forming regions and even in other galaxies. Open clusters have the unique advantages with respect to field stars in that we observe a 'pure' sequence of masses, since all the other parameters of the stars (such as age and metallicity) are the same.

"The second big advantage is that because the chemical composition of the stars is the same, once we have a census of stars with planets and without planets in a cluster, we can perform a direct comparison of their chemical composition and see whether the presence of the planetary system affects the stellar chemical composition....

"For the future: ESO is building ESPRESSO (in collaboration with a consortium led by the Geneva Observatory).... With ESPRESSO, it will be possible to find low-mass planets around the M67 solar stars and to extend the search of giant planets to lower-mass stars. ESPRESSO will be ready in three years. But with regard to the search for extrasolar 'Earths' in habitable zones, we will be limited to the nearby field stars, at least with the radial velocity technique."

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1062848 Jan 15, 2014
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
...hey Progressive math Nazi's.....and mind the quotation marks...
MORE THAN HALF...how much is that?
"More than half of the almost 2.2 million people who bought health insurance on federal and state exchanges in the past three months are older than 45, records released Monday show."
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/201...
you wouldn't know how much that is, would you? you have proven that you cannot even divide by three...
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1062849 Jan 15, 2014
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
...hey Progressive math Nazi's.....and mind the quotation marks...
MORE THAN HALF...how much is that?
"More than half of the almost 2.2 million people who bought health insurance on federal and state exchanges in the past three months are older than 45, records released Monday show."
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/201...
So I guess that means the others were younger than 45 yoa correct?

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1062850 Jan 15, 2014
Emeem wrote:
<quoted text>
I was pretty sure the analogy would go over your head, try this:
Did terrorists attack Benghazi because of hate for a book or hate for America?
Hillary said THAT doesn't make any difference. And it doesn't to any sane person.
Find one and have him explain it to you.
when did Hillary Clinton say that? please show me this quote?

making shit up is fun, huh? but try the facts they are more fun....

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1062851 Jan 15, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
translation: they had lousy intelligence and were unprepared....
Obama was too busy spying on American political opponents to pay attention to his Islamic terrorist friends...
Harry S. Truman: "The buck stops here"

Magic Negro: "It was Bush's fault"

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1062852 Jan 15, 2014
Emeem wrote:
Its stunning that a conspiracy involving the leading Republican presidential candidate who uses the government to punish citizens is being ignored. Right wing morons here have posted literally thousands of whines about imaginary conspiracies regarding birth certificates, Red Sox beards, descriptions of news events, college attendance, etc. but shrug their shoulders at this real one.
They will do anything to distance themselves from an event that paints them in their true light.

They are so desperate that, yesterday, WND criticized the media for focusing on Christie and listed what they thought we should be focused on.....(1) IRS "scandal "; (2) Fast & Furious (3) Benghazi (4) NSA spying (5) Solyndra. Can they get anymore pathetic?

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1062853 Jan 15, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
the primary value of most newspapers is local news and supermarket coupons...
...and Free Kittens to a loving home....

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1062854 Jan 15, 2014
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
I vote yes.
dance, rummy, dance..

any factual reason you would say so?

i know that it is because i show you to be the fool you are and in your puny little mind that means i must be who you were told the enemy is. you don't know why that is or what would make a liberal your enemy but you were told that,so it must be true, huh?

and since i make you feel stupid and insignificant, i must be your enemy, a liberal.

do you even realize how people make you dance like a fool? do you even know you are dancing for them?

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