OK Health Care Freedom Amendment, State Question 756

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Choctaw, OK

#75114 Jul 27, 2014
Donnie wrote:
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP)— One man's quest to explain his brother's mysterious jail cell death 19 years ago has rekindled long-dormant questions about whether others were involved in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.
What some consider a far-flung conspiracy theory will be at the forefront during a trial set to begin Monday in Salt Lake City. The Freedom of Information Act lawsuit was brought by Salt Lake City attorney Jesse Trentadue against the FBI. He says the agency won't release security camera videos that show a second person was with Timothy McVeigh when he parked a truck outside the Oklahoma City federal building and detonated a bomb, killing 168 people. The government claims McVeigh was alone.
http://news.msn.com/crime-justice/man-seeks-v...
First, do you believe in the Freedom of Information Act?

Second (has nothing to do with first) I believe McVeigh acted alone when he detonated the bomb. What do I base my assumption on? Human Nature.
JOE

Plainview, AR

#75115 Jul 27, 2014
what an evil web Repugs spin when they try to deceive the world.

Okie insanity.
JOE

Plainview, AR

#75116 Jul 27, 2014
Maddy wrote:
The right wing tea party political climate has made this woman think it is okay to just express whatever hateful racists feelings she has. The election of the first black President of the United States unleashed such a rabid racism in this country. There was a time when people kept those thoughts and feelings under wrap for fear of public censure. Now with the tea baggers spewing racial and cultural hate day in and day out it has loosened tongues that should keep silent.
Just a repug...Expect nothing.
TAMARA

Edmond, OK

#75117 Jul 27, 2014
18 of the Most Cringe-Worthy Phrases Ever Spoken By a Politician
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When we think of politicians, we tend to think (or at least hope) that they are somewhat intelligent people. However, sometimes even the most intelligent people have some not-so-intelligent moments. Here are 18 of them:
1.)“If a president of the United States ever lied to the American people he should resign.”– President Bill Clinton (D)

2.)“The Gulf War was like teenage sex. We got in too soon and out too soon.”- Senator 
Tom Harkin (D)

3.)“I don’t understand how they can call me anti-Latino when I’ve made four movies in Mexico.”– former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R)

4.)“I cook occasionally just to see how easy women’s work is.”– former Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill (D)

5.)“In Delaware, the largest growth of population is Indian Americans, moving from India. You cannot go to a 7/11 or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. I’m not joking.”– Vice President Joe Biden (D)

6.)“I am not a chauvinist, obviously.... I believe in women’s rights for every woman but my own.”– Chicago Mayor Harold Washington (D)

7.)“It’s a racist tax.”– Florida Rep. Ted Yoho (R) on the civil-rights consequences of taxing tanning salons, which supposedly discriminates against white people

8.)”I don’t care anything about your disability.”- Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (D), quoted in a federal lawsuit brought by an employee who alleged failure to accommodate her disability

9.)“I think incest can be handled as a family matter within the family.”– Arkansas Rep. Jay Dickey Jr.(R)

10.)“The roads in Missouri were much more terrifying to me than the attacks on the World Trade Center, because I really did think my life was far more at risk.”– former HHS Secretary and Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius (D)

11.)“No, no. I have been practicing… I bowled a 129. It’s like — it was like Special Olympics, or something.”- President Barack Obama (D)

12.)“I know what Victoria’s Secret is. She’s a slut.”– Wyoming Rep. Barbara Cubin (R)

13.)“I am working for the time when unqualified blacks, browns and women join the unqualified men in running the government.”– Texas State Rep. Frances “Sissy” Farenthold (D)

14.)“I’m not against the blacks, and a lot of the good blacks will attest to that.”- Arizona Gov. Evan Mecham (R)

15.)“Every month that we do not have an economic recovery package, 500 million Americans lose their jobs.“- California Rep. and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D)

16.)“In two previous gentlemen’s statements on the amendment, both of them referred to the Affordable Care Act, which is the accurate title of the health care reform law, as ‘ObamaCare.’ That is a disparaging reference to the President of the United States.… It is clearly in violation of House rules against that.”- Florida Rep. and DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz

17.)“My fear is that the whole island [of Guam] will become so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize.”– Georgia Rep. Hank Johnson (D)

18.)“I personally find the word ‘alien’ offensive when applied to individuals, especially to children. An alien to me is someone from out of space.”– Florida Rep. Frederica Wilson (D)

Makes you wonder how they managed to get elected in the first place…
Johnas

Benton, AR

#75118 Jul 27, 2014
JOE wrote:
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Just a repug...Expect nothing.
If one expect rational thinking from repugs, that one is seriously flawed.

18th century thinking with no hope for the future---just waiting for the rapture.
Donnie

Benton, AR

#75120 Jul 27, 2014
Congressman Suggests Having Pool Installed To Aid GOP’s Issa With Witch Hunts

Rep. Tony Cardenas (D-CA) has a hilarious tongue-in-cheek suggestion for Rep. Darrell Issa’s (D-CA) continued red herring investigations. In a recent press release, Cardenas called for a “committee room pool” to make it easier to determine if an individual may be a witch. He made the claim that the increased efficiency will save money — and isn’t that what the GOP is supposed to be all about?

From the press release:

“Voting by members has reached the limit of its usefulness,” said Cárdenas.“We are picking winners and losers, when it is clearly obvious that witches can only be found by dunking them in water. If they float they’re a witch. If they don’t, installing a pool will allow us to retrieve the non-witch before he or she drowns. Like the Chairman, I am interested in effective government oversight and reform. This pool will allow that to take place, wasting far fewer taxpayer dollars in the process.”

And that wasn’t the only jab taken at Issa, who is notable for being one of the richest and most corrupt members of Congress, as well as presiding over the Benghazi and IRS investigations. His obvious use of the investigation forum for attacking political opponents is reminiscent of Senator Joseph McCarthy — and that didn’t escape the notice of Cardenas, either:

The new pool will be dubbed the “Senator Joseph R. McCarthy Memorial Truth Pond” and a plaque will be installed on the exterior with the famous words of former head counsel for the United States Army, Joseph N. Welch, who asked McCarthy,“Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?”

Seems fitting. And to even further reduce waste, the press release states that the pool will be available to staff for recreational purposes when hearings aren’t being held.
Joyce

Benton, AR

#75121 Jul 27, 2014
Interview With Protesters Reveals Immigration Opponents Have No Idea What They’re Talking About

There have been a lot of people heading to the border to protest immigration recently, but it turns out many of them have no idea what they are protesting. A courageous man attempted to get their side of the story and learned that conservatives have been fed so many lies about immigration that they don’t know what to believe any more.

In the last year, over 50,000 Central American children have showed up at the United States border with Mexico. The unaccompanied kids, some as young as five or six, were sent by their parents to escape drugs, gang violence, and crushing poverty affecting their home countries. The U.N. has recognized them as refugees, and even the Pope weighed in saying that America had a duty to “protect” the children. Unfortunately, many – particularly on the right – vehemently oppose giving these children anything. They demand that the Obama administration deport the kids immediately, or set up military personnel along the border to ensure that they don’t cross.

Telling child refugees that they can’t come here is, of course, morally repugnant, so to justify the stance, many conservatives have begun floating versions of what is happening in which they can still oppose immigrants but not feel bad about shouting and pointing guns at children.

FPTV went to Houston on a mission to learn what motivates the people protesting, along the way they came across a myriad of insane conspiracy theories which the right have bought into.

Some of the theories anti-immigrant protesters had and didn’t mind sharing on camera:

“[Obama] is a bully and if we don’t push back, he’s not going to stop until he kills and destroys the America we love.”
“These Latinos are the new Nazis for the blacks. They tried to kill me.”
“They found some Muslim prayer rugs on the border. They found a couple of books that lead me to believe those aren’t little children coming over unaccompanied.”
“I don’t want Jihad in my country. They need to keep that in their own land.”
“There’s evidence of [Lebanese Islamic extremist group] Hezbollah.”
“There are more than just Mexicans coming over. They have been stopping Muslims, radical Islamics, Chinese.”
“Obama’s working with [the child refugees] big time.”
“Obama isn’t for the blacks. He’s for gays, because he’s a homosexual.”
“They’re trying to make this into Latin America. Turn this into Aztec-land.”
“Obama is promoting a race war. I think he plays the race card… every chance he gets. He promotes a race war.”
“I believe there is a real danger of civil war. The culture divide [between white Americans and Hispanics] is much to wide. We have two totally different world views in the country right now.”
It’s truly a remarkable thing to watch. Here is the unfiltered, bizarre xenophobia at the very heart of the anti-immigration movement. These protesters don’t know who these kids are, but they’ve heard scary stories about them and they’ve begun to get them confused with every other group they fear and despise.

How else to explain the bizarre leaps in logic? Islam has not been a part of this, and yet almost every person FPTV talked to brought it up. Others mentioned homosexuality and racism. It’s like a melting pot of everything the right has worried about. It also might explain why they feel so passionately about it and why it is so hard to convince them that these children should be protected. In their minds, it’s literally no different than harboring terrorists.
Bud

Benton, AR

#75122 Jul 27, 2014
Obama is following the law by feeding and housing these immigrant children. It is called the "Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, which was passed by the Republican majority Congress and signed into law by President George W. Bush on Jan. 10, 2006. It was followed by the TVP Re-authorization Acts which were passed by the Republican majority Congress and signed into law by President George W. Bush in 2003, 2005, and 2006. You are blaming Obama for enforcing Republican Laws, signed by a Republican President.
So What

Choctaw, OK

#75123 Jul 27, 2014
Donnie wrote:
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Didn't Buzzfeed just FIRE a editor for plagiarizing other people's work? Democrat in Montana running for Senate is a major plagiarist he got caught lying seems to be a real outbreak of plagiarism. Where was the link for this article anyway?
I don't have to plagiarize when it comes to Hamas. They have been the Pan of the Middle East for many, many years. Remember when Lebanon was no longer considered "The Garden Capitol of the World" way back when? That is where Hamas got it start. Now look at them.

http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/07/27/hamas...

They have come along way. The Taliban are a bunch of stone using cave dwellers compared to Hamas.

Obama has issues with Israel when it comes to their treatment of the Palestinian People and he should, Israel pushed farther into the Gaza Strip in May and started this new escalation. But I believe Obama is missing the bigger picture. Hamas is the main excuse for Israel when it comes to aggression.

Two wrongs are the cause for so many innocent people losing their lives. At this point Jimmy Carter needs to be speaking to both sides, not John Kerry.

Donnie

Benton, AR

#75124 Jul 27, 2014
Pregnant FL woman dies after being shot in head by friend showing off his gun collection

Sunday, July 27, 2014 16:21 EDT

A Brookesville, Florida, woman, who was five months pregnant, has died after accidentally being shot in the head Saturday night while visiting a friend who was showing off his gun collection, reports the Tampa Bay Times.

Katherine Lynn Hoover, 25, died early Sunday morning after being airlifted to Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Doctors removed her unborn child Saturday night in an effort to save him, but were unable to do so.

According to authorities, Hoover and her husband, Carson, were visiting William DeHayes at his home early Saturday evening. As DeHayes showed off his gun collection, a .22 caliber revolver fired and the bullet struck Katherine Hoover in the head.

After being rushed to a local hospital and then airlifted to Bayonet Point, Hoover was pronounced dead at 3AM Sunday morning.

Her brother, Gary Bryan, said the entire family was in shock.

“What has happened is truly a tragic shock,” he said.“My sister was a wonderful and special woman. She was a wonderful wife and mother. She had just gotten married and was getting herself established.”

“She was truly a special person, inside and out,” said her sister, Kayleigh Bryan.“We were blessed to have the time that we had with her. She’s going to be missed very much.”

Police are investigating the shooting but say that it appears to have been accident. Records show that the gun owner, DeHayes, is 35 years-old and has no criminal record.

Hoover is survived by her husband, whom she married in December, and her 6-year-old son, Nicholas.
Marcus

Benton, AR

#75125 Jul 27, 2014
You have to be amazed at the sentence wording on this one.
“A .22 caliber revolver fired”.
Sure it did.
All by it self.
To make matters even more ridiculous, it’s a revolver. With single or double action
wheel gun the mechanics involved ( loading the weapon, squeezing the trigger,
the hammer rotating first back, then forward letting the hammer strike round or
firing pin ) makes it impossible for this to have been defective weapon
discharge.

DeHayes is either a total fool, a jealous want to be lover, or a paid criminal partner
Lisa

Benton, AR

#75126 Jul 27, 2014
Oklahoma, United States has had:(M1.5 or greater)

3 earthquakes today
17 earthquakes in the past 7 days
96 earthquakes in the past month
871 earthquakes in the past year
Lisa

Benton, AR

#75127 Jul 27, 2014
The largest earthquake in Oklahoma, United States:

today: 3.2 in Stillwater, Oklahoma, United States
this week: 3.4 in Haysville, Kansas, United States
this month: 4.3 in Guthrie, Oklahoma, United States
this year: 4.5 in Edmond, Oklahoma, United States
Lisa

Benton, AR

#75128 Jul 27, 2014
about 4 hours ago 3.2 magnitude, 4 km depth
Stillwater, Oklahoma, United States
about 6 hours ago 2.9 magnitude, 2 km depth
Enid, Oklahoma, United States
about 17 hours ago 2.8 magnitude, 5 km depth
Enid, Oklahoma, United States
a day ago 3.4 magnitude, 2 km depth
Haysville, Kansas, United States
3 days ago 2.4 magnitude, 5 km depth
Arkansas City, Kansas, United States
3 days ago 3.3 magnitude, 5 km depth
Enid, Oklahoma, United States
4 days ago 2.7 magnitude, 6 km depth
Guthrie, Oklahoma, United States
5 days ago 3.2 magnitude, 5 km depth
Guthrie, Oklahoma, United States
5 days ago 3.3 magnitude, 5 km depth
Guthrie, Oklahoma, United States
5 days ago 2.5 magnitude, 5 km depth
Guthrie, Oklahoma, United States
Mary Failin

Benton, AR

#75129 Jul 27, 2014
There was an American history and art buff who was also very wealthy.

After collecting artifacts from a period, she would set them up in a room of her government provided mansion decorated with murals reflecting the time represented.

She commissioned a famous impressionist at taxpayers expense to paint the wall over the collection from Custer's Last Stand.

The work took 6 weeks to complete behind closed doors.

At last the day came to unveil and admire this great piece of history painted above her priceless treasures..

The scaffolding was removed and the drapes dropped.

Mary stood there gazing in silenced shock. Before her was a panorama beginning with a winged and halo-ed bovine standing on a cloud. Below was a field of waving grass, filled with hundreds of native Americans in an orgy of pornographic activity.

Mary asked the artist,'What the hell is this?"

The artist replied, "I tried to imagine what Custer was thinking when he rode over that hill, and this is my rendition of

---"Holy cow, look at all those f-ing Indians!"---

He continued, "I know that you would appreciate it as how much you hate indians."
TAMARA

Benton, AR

#75130 Jul 27, 2014
Ace was telling his buddy, Bud, You won't believe what happened last night.
My daughter walked into the living room and said,

"Dad, cancel my allowance immediately, forget my college tuition loan, rent my room out, throw all my clothes out the window, take my TV and my laptop. Please take any of my jewelry to the Salvation Army or Cash Converters. Then, sell my car, take my front door key away from me and throw me out of the house. Then, disown me and never talk to me again. Don't forget to write me out of your will and leave my share to any charity you choose."

"Holy Smokes," replied Bud, "she actually said that?"

Well, she didn't put it quite like that. She actually said, "Dad, meet my new boyfriend-- F'kstick. We're going to work together on Mary Fallin's election campaign!"
Packing Heat

Benton, AR

#75131 Jul 27, 2014
Any Native American that can stomach to vote for Mary Fallin after supporting Rich South Carolina white folks instead of supporting a native american father, would be a very poor citizen of Oklahoma and any Oklahoma tribe.

If one fails to see just how Mary Fallin thought processes are toward native Americans, one needs to do some research and some deep thought on the matter.

Then get registered to vote, and vote one's conscience.

The different tribes should get on board and vote this governor out of office.

YOU, as a Native American could be NEXT.
Mary Failin

Benton, AR

#75132 Jul 27, 2014
Mary Failin

What is your reason for running?
Candidate says "DUH"

Why should Oklahomans vote for you?
Because the voters are insane.

What is your political experience?
Ruler of the #2 backward state.

Education
Little, to NONE--Graduated from third grade, but couldn't pass the reading test.

Hometown
PoDunking, Oklahoma
Toddy On The Lam

Benton, AR

#75133 Jul 27, 2014
Todd Lamb

What is your reason for running?
Candidate also says "DUH"

Why should Oklahomans vote for you?
More insane people than sane people

What is your political experience?
#2 ruler of the #2 backward state of the United States.

Education
I can sound out most words!!!

Hometown
ChickenSh!t, Oklahoma
Jenks

United States

#75134 Jul 27, 2014
Northern Virginia:'Ground Zero' for Kissing Bug Disease

Chagas, a disease common in Latin America, is gaining traction among immigrants in the U.S.

Daisy Hernández

Jul 24 2014, 1:45 PM ET

Triatomines, or "kissing bugs," transmit the Chagas parasite via painless bites.(Edgard Garrido/Reuters)

When Jenny Sanchez was pregnant, she asked her doctor in Virginia to test her for Chagas, also known as the “kissing bug disease.” She was worried about passing it onto her son and putting him at risk for heart failure one day. In Bolivia, where she was born and raised, expectant mothers were routinely screened for Chagas, but her American doctor had never heard of it.

“I thought maybe I was saying it incorrectly,” says Sanchez, a 44-year-old microbiologist for whom English is a second language.

But once Sanchez succeeded in communicating, the doctor told her to not worry. Chagas is transmitted by triatomine insects endemic to Latin America, not Virginia. Sanchez, however, knew the disease could live in the body for decades without producing any symptoms and could be passed from mother to child.

After giving birth to her son in 2002, Sanchez returned to Bolivia and was tested. The results were negative, but the experience got her thinking: How many other immigrant mothers—not to mention grandmothers, husbands, brothers and children—were living in Virginia without knowing if they had the deadly disease? After all, Bolivia has the highest rates of Chagas disease in the world, according to the Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative, and estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau show that Virginia is home to more Bolivians than any other state in the country, including California and New York combined.

As it turned out, the first documented case in the United States of a mother transmitting Chagas to her baby would eventually happen in Northern Virginia in 2010.

The number of people with Chagas disease just outside the nation’s capital is small—about two dozen cases, according to interviews with local physicians—but doctors and experts say they wouldn’t be surprised if the numbers were higher. Doctors, unfamiliar with the disease, are not routinely screening for it, and many patients tend to be undocumented immigrants without health insurance. While Chagas doesn’t pose a risk to the general population in the U.S., patient advocates, like Sanchez, believe the disease continues to be ignored because of its connections to poverty and immigration.

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