Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

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PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1139425 May 21, 2014
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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Geez DuhPont, must be nice not have consider 1k-6k substantial increases in costs as NOT being substantial increases in costs.
Cuz like ya kow, for SOME of us working class type people, SOME of dat range doesn't lack much in being a whole damn years salary, DUDE.
When you take into account inflation there's not any kind of substantial increases dumbass.
The last column indicates the percentage that premiums have gone up which is less than before the ACA was enacted.

Since: May 11

Carlisle, PA

#1139426 May 21, 2014
flack wrote:
CLIMATE CHANGE
UN climate change expert reveals bias in global warming report
By Richard TolPublished May 20, 2014FoxNews.com
Three of the four installments of the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which claims to show the state of the global climate system under stress, are now available.
All three show things are seriously amiss – although not necessarily with the climate itself. The final installment, to be published in September will further underline the need to reform the IPCC.
The IPCC has three working groups, each producing its own report. Working Group I, focusing on climate change itself, released its findings last September. Compared to the previous report, of 2007, it quietly revised downwards its estimate of eventual global warming.
The first rule of climate policy should be: do no harm to economic growth. But the IPCC was asked to focus on the risks of climate change alone, and those who volunteered to be its authors eagerly obliged.
The IPCC became less pessimistic about climate change, although its press release would not tell you so.
The report also illustrates just how outmoded the IPCC has become since it was founded in 1988. Its reports are written over a period of three years, and finished months before publication.
When preparations started on AR5, the world hadn’t warmed for 13 years. That is a bit odd, if you believe the models, but not odd enough to merit a lot of attention.
By the time the report was finished, however, it hadn’t warmed for 17 years. That is decidedly odd, but hard to accommodate in a near-final draft that has been through three rounds of review.
After the report was finalized, but before it was published, a number of papers appeared with h........velopment.
The first rule of climate policy should be: do no harm to economic growth. But the IPCC was asked to focus on the risks of climate change alone, and those who volunteered to be its authors eagerly obliged. There is even a groundbreaking section on emerging risks.
The first paper on an issue is always dramatic. That is the only way to get something onto the scientific agenda. Follow-up papers then pooh-pooh the initial drama. But the IPCC chose not to wait for those follow-up papers.
IPCC reports are often two to three thousand pages long, but there are two or three main findings only.
Authors who want to see their long hours of IPCC work recognized should thus present their impact as worse than the next one.
It was this inbuilt alarmism that made me step down from the team that drafted the Summary for Policy Makers of Working Group 2. And indeed, the report was greeted by the four horsemen of the apocalypse: famine, pestilence, war, death all made headlines.
April’s Working Group 3 had yet another problem. Its focus, climate policy, is a hot political debate in many countries.
The Summary for Policy Makers is drafted by academics, but approved line-by-line by government representatives. Every clause that could possibly be used against a government position, either in a domestic debate or in international negotiations, was neutered or removed.
But the authors are at fault, too. A little bit of emission reduction costs little. But as targets get more stringent, costs escalate. Not so according to the IPCC: Very ambitious targets are said to be only slightly more expensive than less ambitious targets.
Fox News. Really Flack?

I just l;ove this line in your f*cked up article:

"The first rule of climate policy should be: do no harm to economic growth"

No No No No

The first ruile of Climate Change is to report as accurate estimate of the effects of climate change and then act as needed to prevent or lessen future harm to our grandchildren.

But hey, Flack, I expected that you would put more weight on your wallet than the wellbeing your children & their children.

My God you people are pathetic.

“Miss. Guided Liberal”

Since: Apr 14

Bumpass, VA

#1139427 May 21, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
Old Flake is off and running posting mostly to himself, what a freaky dude. Yet he has the audacity to belittle others. Talk about a weirdo?
Tehe...

I wish the nurse would put a muzzle on you. You are the creep in the room next to me at
Lake Anna Elder Care that keeps yelling obscenities in your room alone all night when they make you turn off your computer.

Hey! Weren't you just belittling others and now you are whining about someone else doing it? DOH! I forgot, you're a Democrat and the double standard rule applies to you hypocrites and derelicts.

Tehe...

“Miss. Guided Liberal”

Since: Apr 14

Bumpass, VA

#1139428 May 21, 2014
RealDave wrote:
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Fox News. Really Flack?
I just l;ove this line in your f*cked up article:
"The first rule of climate policy should be: do no harm to economic growth"
No No No No
The first ruile of Climate Change is to report as accurate estimate of the effects of climate change and then act as needed to prevent or lessen future harm to our grandchildren.
But hey, Flack, I expected that you would put more weight on your wallet than the wellbeing your children & their children.
My God you people are pathetic.
Well, lookie here. Another old senile moron like Ghost who can't comprehend anything.

These type of people love Rawstory & Mediamatters!

People like this RealDave are like Born Again Christians only they worship Obama & liberalism like the fringe extremist liberals they are.

RealDave walks around with a copy of Dreams from My Father and carries it just like a Jehovah's Witness carries his WatchTower bible.

You people are scary loons and dumber than sh*t.
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1139429 May 21, 2014
Old_Goober wrote:
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Tehe...
I wish the nurse would put a muzzle on you. You are the creep in the room next to me at
Lake Anna Elder Care that keeps yelling obscenities in your room alone all night when they make you turn off your computer.
Hey! Weren't you just belittling others and now you are whining about someone else doing it? DOH! I forgot, you're a Democrat and the double standard rule applies to you hypocrites and derelicts.
Tehe...
Hey Waxballs, I see your blood pressure is up again. If you weren't so utterly stupid you would know that Flack asked for it and I delivered. Your desperation along with your obsessive nature warms the cockles of my heart. Loser. You wish every day to have my life and to be happy...Me happy you a miserable old goat, and it shows daily. YAHOO

Since: May 11

Carlisle, PA

#1139430 May 21, 2014
flack wrote:
Emission reduction is hard according to other studies; very ambitious targets are prohibitively expensive and results not reported.
The surprisingly low cost of meeting very stringent emission reduction targets is the result of selection bias.
Oddly, the IPCC made the same mistake in the previous report.
The final part of the AR5 report, the Synthesis, will be published in September. It will fail to offer policy makers what they need to know: a systematic comparison of the costs of climate policy to its benefits, the avoided impacts of climate change.
Compared to the most famous cost-benefit analysis of them all, the Stern Review, published in 2006, the IPCC finds that the impacts of climate change are lower and the impacts of climate policy higher. But the IPCC will not suggest that the emission reduction targets recommended by Stern – global emissions 25 percent below 2005 levels by 2050; stabilize warming at 2-3&#730;C – are, perhaps, too stringent.
Given its flaws, should the IPCC be disbanded? That would be pointless. Climate change is a problem of the future. Climate policy responds to forecasts of the future rather than measurements of the past.
There are large climate bureaucracies around the world, who exist by virtue of climate science. If you abolish the IPCC, the climatocracy will create a new IPCC. The IPCC should therefore be reformed.
Here are some suggestions:
Away with the infrequent, massive set pieces. Away with alarmism – that has been tried for 25 years, with no discernible impact on emissions. Away with activists posing as scientists. Away with the freshman mistakes.
Just good, sober, solid science. Let the chips fall where they may.
Good sober science says we could face major problems in the near future due to climate change.
It also says that if we wait until these major effects hit, it is too late to do anything about them.
It says we need to start now to lessen the effects 20-30 years down the road.
This is what science is saying.
Here is what the right whiner, fossil fuel funded dumbasses are saying. We should ignore the science because it might costs us a few bucks.
I wonder, what will it cost when rising sea levels force coastal cities to spend billions. What will it cost when global warming turns our breadbasket into an arid region that no longer can product the crop levels it does today. What will it cost. What will it cost when the demand for A/C forces a major expansion to our electric grid.
What about these costs?
This idea that we can reduce emissions because it might cost money is just an excuse.
I guess that at least there is a good side.
Since the whiners are now discussing cost, they have admitted they've lost the argument on the existence of global warming.
First it was a lie.
Now it is cost too much.
Whiners are like Wimpy.
They want to be given a free pass on fighting global warming today saying that their children will pay for it tomorrow.
What a pack of selfish people.
Patrick

United States

#1139431 May 21, 2014
PDUPONT wrote:
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How many of those 30 million are being left uninsured because Republican governors and legislatures have refused Medicaid expansion in their states Carol? There are 750,000 in Florida alone. Also undocumented immigrants are included in that number.
By the way Carol, malpractice costs have been going down, not rising.
Carol does seem to live in a world dominated by irrational thinking.
Patrick

United States

#1139433 May 21, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
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You should read it first. Start with page 83 and the first few paragraphs. Then skip down to the last paragraph on page 117, all of page 118 and the first few paragraphs on page 141, page 145, page 182 and page 190,
The 9/11 report focused only on the Clinton administration until page 200.
Hindsight and foresight begins on page 349 - from 1997 until August 2001 warnings were received by the President.
Policy begins on page 348. You might want to read that entire section.
Then lastly page 359.
http://www.9-11commission.gov/report/911Repor...
You can't possibly read this entire report and place the blame for 9/11 solely on Bush after taking office in January 2001 when Clinton had a four or five year lead on him.
Neither man was to blame. Opportunities were lost and communication lacking. But the terrorists are the ones to blame.
The attack was on Bush's watch as was the war in Iraq with 4600 killed
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1139434 May 21, 2014
Old_Goober wrote:
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Tehe...
I wish the nurse would put a muzzle on you. You are the creep in the room next to me at
Lake Anna Elder Care that keeps yelling obscenities in your room alone all night when they make you turn off your computer.
Hey! Weren't you just belittling others and now you are whining about someone else doing it? DOH! I forgot, you're a Democrat and the double standard rule applies to you hypocrites and derelicts.
Tehe...
Ahh come on no life, don't hate me because I'm handsome, smart, charming and witty. Of course being the idiot that you have proven to be I can fully understand your delusional behavior, you have no control over that one remaining brain cell.
Patrick

United States

#1139435 May 21, 2014
Jean wrote:
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Morning Homer!
Delighted & honored to be your running mate! Good to see these crazies haven't changed your adorable kind personna after all these years!
And I never even met Mr.Ghazi so I'm good!
Waxman is on 17 times which seems to dominate his life.
Republican lies seem to be getting desperate

“Miss. Guided Liberal”

Since: Apr 14

Bumpass, VA

#1139436 May 21, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey Waxballs, I see your blood pressure is up again. If you weren't so utterly stupid you would know that Flack asked for it and I delivered. Your desperation along with your obsessive nature warms the cockles of my heart. Loser. You wish every day to have my life and to be happy...Me happy you a miserable old goat, and it shows daily. YAHOO
Tehe...

Guess again old clown...

Tehe...
Patrick

United States

#1139437 May 21, 2014
Jean wrote:
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Hello there Angela.....Patrick..!
Good to see you have returned
Homer

Reading, PA

#1139438 May 21, 2014
PDUPONT wrote:
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Once again Carol, the Republican proposal is all bun and no beef.
Tort reform wouldn't save us anything and would just allow big insurance to use their deep pockets to bulldoze over plaintiffs cases. Costs associated with malpractice account for 1 % or less of healthcare. Allowing purchases across state lines would just result in insurance companies headquartering in states with the loosest regulations to make it easier for them to screw their subscribers.
That's what's wrong with this plan.
Good point. Most consumers lack the intelligence to know when they are getting screwed by their insurance companies and it is the duty of government to protect them.
Homer

Reading, PA

#1139439 May 21, 2014
PDUPONT wrote:
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How many of those 30 million are being left uninsured because Republican governors and legislatures have refused Medicaid expansion in their states Carol? There are 750,000 in Florida alone. Also undocumented immigrants are included in that number.
By the way Carol, malpractice costs have been going down, not rising.
Undocumented immigrants should have been covered by the ACA from the beginning and would have been except for opposition by rightwing extremists.
Homer

Reading, PA

#1139440 May 21, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Fox News. Really Flack?
I just l;ove this line in your f*cked up article:
"The first rule of climate policy should be: do no harm to economic growth"
No No No No
The first ruile of Climate Change is to report as accurate estimate of the effects of climate change and then act as needed to prevent or lessen future harm to our grandchildren.
But hey, Flack, I expected that you would put more weight on your wallet than the wellbeing your children & their children.
My God you people are pathetic.
Homer agrees that fighting climate change is much more important than having a job. We all need to sacrifice for the common good.

Homer and Jean for 2016.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1139441 May 21, 2014
Progressive logic....

'Howard Dean:“Republicans Aren’t American!”

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2014/05...

yet illegal aliens are.....
TheIndependentMa jority

Twinsburg, OH

#1139442 May 21, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>You spent the better part of four years believing that DaBammy was actually born in Kenya.
And the cow jumped over the cream cheese. Hah!
The American people get it---Just he father (maybe) was. But the anti-colonialism rogue regimish indoctrinations that we the people have sometimes witnessed shining through over the past few years, were definitely formulated over there in that part of the world.

Dude-uh.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1139443 May 21, 2014
Homer wrote:
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Good point. Most consumers lack the intelligence to know when they are getting screwed by their insurance companies and it is the duty of government to protect them.
So Homer is calling Americans stupid. Typical libtard elitist8257.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1139444 May 21, 2014
Homer wrote:
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Undocumented immigrants should have been covered by the ACA from the beginning and would have been except for opposition by rightwing extremists.
get your check book out and buy them illegals some insurance on the Exchange....

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1139446 May 21, 2014
Homer wrote:
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Undocumented immigrants should have been covered by the ACA from the beginning and would have been except for opposition by rightwing extremists.
Actually they should be rounded up and deported for being the criminals they are.

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