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ChicknButt

Douglasville, GA

#12386 May 20, 2013
Interesting news article about how everybody likes Obama. They must not have interviewed Synergy.

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/05/...

Since: Nov 12

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#12387 May 20, 2013
ChicnButt wrote:
<quoted text>
Because Charles and David Koch told you to think that.
I know - you'll disagree, and you'll believe what you say when you disagree. You aren't aware of them telling you that!
In the 1980 Presidential Election David Koch ran as vice-president. He spent over 2,000,000 in his own funds for less than 1% of the vote.
Please see this actual Policy Platform chart from that election:
http://www.billionairesteaparty.com/wp-conten...
Notice among other things he wanted to abolish public schools.
Since that extremely ineffective attempt to gain power he's taken a different tactic: Building the largest propaganda machine ever known on the history of the planet.
If you follow the development of this, he's directly responsible for the establishment of the Tea Party - while most Tea Party supporters are completely unaware of him.
While there are quite a few steps in-between that we haven't brought up, the simple answer is this:
You want to abolish Public Education because David Koch told you to think that.

True.
False and stupid to boot. You can't refute my argument, so you will try to make this about the Koch brothers. You really are getting desperate.

So admit defeat or refute my points against the current incarnation of public education and teachers unions. Actually, never mind - you admitted defeat when you tried to change the subject.

Since: Nov 08

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#12388 May 20, 2013
ChicknButt wrote:
Interesting news article about how everybody likes Obama. They must not have interviewed Synergy.
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/05/...
Here is my opinion of this article:
1. You said "everybody" which is typical of YOUR descriptions of whatever. I've called you out on that several times. Obviously, "everybody" doesn't agree with YOUR assessment.
2. I would like to know the % of liberals as opposed to the % of conservatives and independents that were polled. That is why polls are not reliable.
3. There is NO possibility that this poll is nonpartisan. NOT POSSIBLE. Obama has done a MISERABLE job of handling the trifecta. Duh....I don't know. Duh. That is enough to PROVE that the poll that Communist News Network conducted was VERY partisan.
I would EXPECT you to put ALL of your eggs in THAT basket.

Since: Nov 12

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#12391 May 20, 2013
ChicnButt wrote:
<quoted text>
Budget cuts of 331 Million did occur. It would have affected the Benghazi budget by about $57,000 per week.
<quoted text>
I think you meant to say:*****FORMER****** STATE DEPARTMENT DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS CHARLENE LAMB
The only thing that is substantive that has come out of the Benghazi Politicized Witch-Hunts is that she was implicated as absolutely the most inept and incompetent person involved and is likely directly responsible for their deaths.
You're hinging your entire argument on her? LOL!
http://selfguide.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/...
And nothing you say refutes her statement that budget cuts had nothing to do with the inadequate security at Benghazi.(AND it still doesn't explain lying about the talking points, lying about the video or who told the military to stand down when they were ready to go help fellow Americans.)

But let's pretend it did: couldn't Clinton have diverted that money from the :
$16 million the State Dept was going to spend on 2,500 kindle readers - it has since been revoked
$79,000 spent on copies of Obama's books
$108,000 for a Chevy volt for the US Embassy in Vienna
$4 million a year for artwork in various embassies.
Just to name a few little items the State Dept DID have money for.
Useful

Dahlonega, GA

#12392 May 20, 2013
ChicnButt wrote:
<quoted text>
Budget cuts of 331 Million did occur. It would have affected the Benghazi budget by about $57,000 per week.
<quoted text>
I think you meant to say:*****FORMER****** STATE DEPARTMENT DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS CHARLENE LAMB
The only thing that is substantive that has come out of the Benghazi Politicized Witch-Hunts is that she was implicated as absolutely the most inept and incompetent person involved and is likely directly responsible for their deaths.
You're hinging your entire argument on her? LOL!
http://selfguide.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/...
Ah yes, the bizarre rantings of a useless fool.
Thanks for keeping the left wing idiocy front and center.
Informed Opinion

North Fort Myers, FL

#12393 May 20, 2013
Right Wingers celebrate a land where Right Wing Wacko principles are honored and implemented.

No damn over-reaching guv'ment regulations there, by God.
No labor laws.
No unions.
No laws saying you gotta pay a certain wage.
No laws saying who you can hire.

This country is Right Wing Wacko Heaven.

By DEBORAH SONTAG
Last Updated: 4:22 PM ET

“Restavek: Child Slavery in Haiti."

International advocates for children estimate that there are 250,000 restaveks in Haiti — children working as unpaid domestic servants after their parents, who cannot afford to raise them, give them away.

The literal translation of “restavek” is relatively benign: these children, mostly girls, are “live-ins” or “stay-withs.’’ But the social translation is brutal. To be a restavek is to be the ultimate have-not in a society of have-nots; the word itself is a slur.

In 1990, I wrote a long story on the restaveks for The Miami Herald’s Sunday magazine. This was before any child advocacy organization had taken up their plight, before groups like the Restavek Freedom Foundation were working to defend, protect and educate them. The phenomenon was everywhere — scruffy, scrawny children rising before dawn to empty chamber pots, bedding down at night on piles of rags, enduring beatings and sexual assault — but it was rarely discussed.

While much has been written about restaveks in the decades since, Mr. Sokhin said he found little “visual evidence” of the phenomenon. In many photographs, restaveks were indistinguishable from other poor children — they were dressed raggedly, looked malnourished and lugged water in buckets bigger than themselves.

Working with one of the many Haitian fixers who are vital to foreign journalists seeking to go beneath the surface of that society, Mr. Sokhin found Judeline’s “family,’’ which was willing to give him unlimited access for several days last fall and during his second trip to Haiti in March.

The father is an English teacher, and, according to Mr. Sokhin, he believes he is giving Judeline an opportunity in life after her own family abandoned her — not only by providing room and board but by paying for education. Relatively speaking, Mr. Sokhin said, the man sees himself as an enlightened “master’’ who would never strike or abuse the young girl who performs his family’s chores.

That Judeline slept on the hard floor of an unfurnished room was portrayed as her personal choice:“They say she doesn’t like to sleep on a bed,’’ Mr. Sokhin said. The family made the same case for her use of the yard as her bathroom.

Mr. Sokhin said he tried not to include in his series any pictures that Judeline herself might find degrading.“I have got much worse pictures,” he said,“but I didn’t want to show her suffering.”

Sometimes he was forced to put down his camera so he would not be participating in mistreatment, he said. In one photograph (Slide 20), a man who refused to have his identity revealed nonetheless slung his arm around the shirtless shoulders of his restavek boy while Mr. Sokhin was shooting. His head is cut off, a lit cigarette dangles from his hand, and the effect is creepy.

Even creepier, Mr. Sokhin said, was what he declined to photograph next: the man put the cigarette in the little boy’s mouth, laughing.

Since: Nov 12

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#12394 May 20, 2013
Oh my wrote:
<quoted text>
Here is the text that was pulled from the referenced article and the link that was supplied in my original post which was in reply to a posting of yours so many pages ago. As you can see DHS is not the only agency making the purchase.
It doesn't matter what type of ammo is illegal in a war zone, US law enforcement has been using hollow points since the mid-1990's.
And yes, hollow points are used in training if your goal is to make the training as realistic as possible.
Why is the Department of Homeland Security buying so many bullets?
Published February 14, 2013
Associated Press
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/02/14/wh...
...Federal solicitations to buy the bullets are known as "strategic sourcing contracts," which help the government get a low price for a big purchase, says Peggy Dixon, spokeswoman for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Ga . The training center and others like it run by the Homeland Security Department use as many as 15 million rounds every year, mostly on shooting ranges and in training exercises.
....edited for space
I'm tired of this, so here is the last I'll bring to this argument.

"Despite claims by DHS that the ammunition is being bought in bulk to save money, experts say hollow point bullets are almost twice as expensive as full metal jacket rounds."

"Congress is currently questioning DHS over the purchase, with Kansas Congressman Timothy Huelscamp pointing out that the government should threaten to curb DHS funding unless it explains why the bullets were purchased, Infowars.com reported.

This comes amid sequester cuts signed by President Obama three weeks ago, with $85 billion to be slashed from this years budget and funding for a number of government departments slashed immediately; almost half of those cuts will be imposed on the Pentagon."

And finally, excerpts from an article by Jonathan Turley - no conservative, he.

"For months, conservatives and conspiracy theorists have been flogging a story of a huge arms buildup within the Department of Homeland Security. I was a bit taken aback by the purchase of roughly 2 billion rounds by the DHS as well as a report of the purchase of 2700 light-armored vehicles. However, it seemed like the coverage was over-wrought and that such bulk purchases could be viewed as efficient contracting to get the lowest possible price. Yet, now the DHS has reportedly ordered 360,000 addition rounds of hollow tip bullets ....

I would like to understand why DHS is on such an overall buying spree of bullets and weapons. I do not subscribe to the conspiracy theories of a takeover or any of that nonsense. However, as a civil libertarian, I am concerned with the expansion of a security state in the United States with what is becoming a fully functional internal police army. This goes beyond the hollow tip bullets, which may be better for training (though the number is breathtaking). It reminds one of other countries where internal police are paramilitary organizations. It is part of the new normal. We are now getting accustomed to seeing automatic weapons and military-style forces on our streets. We have discussed recurring stories of overkill where local police seem eager to attack homes with armored vehicles purchased as part of the anti-terrorism budget. What is surprising is that there is little discussion about the implication of this militarization of our society.

http://jonathanturley.org/2013/03/26/dumb-and...
Informed Opinion

North Fort Myers, FL

#12396 May 20, 2013
bull wrote:
<quoted text>A waste of time, these things only matter to people with an agenda of politics and hate. I prefer to work on things that matter, jobs and economic growth. Things that we all had before your beloved Bush ruined the country, time to go back to work.

Just curious, do you people sit on the computer all day and night???? Some of you seem smart, why don’t you do something productive with your time, 20 minutes a day is all the time I have to waste.
Great post.

Many good points.

Amazingly, you'll notice those who pretend to be upset the most at government programs are the ones online during the day because they stay at home cashing their government checks.

It makes it even more amusing.

Since: Nov 12

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#12397 May 20, 2013
Informed Opinion wrote:
Right Wingers celebrate a land where Right Wing Wacko principles are honored and implemented.
No damn over-reaching guv'ment regulations there, by God.
No labor laws.
No unions.
No laws saying you gotta pay a certain wage.
No laws saying who you can hire.
This country is Right Wing Wacko Heaven.
By DEBORAH SONTAG
Last Updated: 4:22 PM ET
“Restavek: Child Slavery in Haiti."
The story is tragic and appalling. It is also completely irrelevant to our discussion of the state of American politics. Your feeble attempt to somehow equate conservatives disdain for an over reaching and intrusive government with this horrid situation is both pathetic and illustrative of the weakness of your argument.

Since: Nov 12

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#12398 May 20, 2013
^^^^^^^my apologies for the unintended double post.
bull

Jefferson, GA

#12399 May 20, 2013
Synergy wrote:
<quoted text>
Here is my opinion of this article:
1. You said "everybody" which is typical of YOUR descriptions of whatever. I've called you out on that several times. Obviously, "everybody" doesn't agree with YOUR assessment.
2. I would like to know the % of liberals as opposed to the % of conservatives and independents that were polled. That is why polls are not reliable.
3. There is NO possibility that this poll is nonpartisan. NOT POSSIBLE. Obama has done a MISERABLE job of handling the trifecta. Duh....I don't know. Duh. That is enough to PROVE that the poll that Communist News Network conducted was VERY partisan.
I would EXPECT you to put ALL of your eggs in THAT basket.
Did you sleep threw the last TWO Presidential elections. Your side got its ass whooped, live with it. As a percentage of the American population most think and people just you are nuts. Spin that if you can.
Informed Opinion

North Fort Myers, FL

#12400 May 20, 2013
Synergy wrote:
<quoted text>So! How is the middle class doing now after five years of Mr. Promise Hope and Change? How is he boosting the taxes on the wealthest? How is/has he made them pay "their fair share"? You libs STILL have HOPE(sheesh), but there hasn't really been any CHANGE.
Much better than we did under 8 years of Right Wing Wacko insanity.

You all haven't killed another 5,000 of our sons - yet. That alone is a huge improvement.
Informed Opinion

North Fort Myers, FL

#12401 May 20, 2013
Synergy wrote:
<quoted text>You are NORMAL? You are a big 'ole union thug HYPOCRITE. Talk about entertaining. Look at what is happening in your left wing controlled world. NOTHING except scandels.
I missed the 3,000 dead when Clinton allowed Bush's friends and business partners the bin Ladens to blow up the entire World Trade Center.

Wait ... That was you guys.

I missed the 5,000 American troops Clinton and Obama caused to die so they could win re-election.

Wait ... That was you guys.

I missed the $6 Trillion Dollars that Clinton and Obama borrowed and wasted to commit war crimes and illegally bomb, invade and occupy sovereign nations.

Wait .... That was you guys.

I missed it when Obama took a budget surplus and turned it into the largest deficit in the history of the United States.

Wait ... That was you guys.

Come to think if it.

With you guys' track record - why does anyone listen to your opinions about anything ?
Informed Opinion

North Fort Myers, FL

#12402 May 20, 2013
Synergy wrote:
<quoted text>You actually took the TIME to type out that goofiness? I stopped reading after about three sentences. You TRULY are deranged. So! You are a Deranged Loonie Liberal Socialist Commie Lunatic HYPOCRITE. Man! You are certifiably crazy. We've got to get you crazies some HELP.
Ah, you liked it, I know you did.

What is entertaining is that you probably had to Google it after you read it because you had every reason to believe it to be true.

Amazingly, even that won't cause you to think.
Bored

Dawsonville, GA

#12403 May 20, 2013
ChicknButt wrote:
Interesting news article about how everybody likes Obama. They must not have interviewed Synergy.
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/05/...

Everybody??
everybody??

They havent interviewed half the population, only the dumb voters.


Informed Opinion

North Fort Myers, FL

#12404 May 20, 2013
Synergy wrote:
<quoted text>You are NORMAL? You are a big 'ole union thug HYPOCRITE. Talk about entertaining. Look at what is happening in your left wing controlled world. NOTHING except scandels.
One of my heroes was Jimmy Hoffa, who repeatedly told a scab, "it's tough to take a job away from a working man, if you don't have kneecaps".

I despise scabs.
Bored

Dawsonville, GA

#12405 May 20, 2013
Aggie23 wrote:
<quoted text>
False and stupid to boot. You can't refute my argument, so you will try to make this about the Koch brothers. You really are getting desperate.
So admit defeat or refute my points against the current incarnation of public education and teachers unions. Actually, never mind - you admitted defeat when you tried to change the subject.

He's a straw gasper.
Informed Opinion

North Fort Myers, FL

#12406 May 20, 2013
Synergy wrote:
<quoted text>Bet if a conservative were in office you would be ALL OVER the trifecta. Proof? You are STILL all over Bush.

I'm not on the computer all day, but I am productive. Why do you care what the rest of us are going with our time? Is this part of your liberal "take care of your brother" campaign? If so, then I'm a liberal, sitting at home on my hands and I DEMAND you GIVE ME SOME MONEY.
We can't demand anyone give us money.

You Right Wing Wackos are always at the front of the line with your hands out demanding everything.

Please leave a little for us working folks.
Bored

Dawsonville, GA

#12407 May 20, 2013
Aggie23 wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm tired of this, so here is the last I'll bring to this argument.
"Despite claims by DHS that the ammunition is being bought in bulk to save money, experts say hollow point bullets are almost twice as expensive as full metal jacket rounds."
"Congress is currently questioning DHS over the purchase, with Kansas Congressman Timothy Huelscamp pointing out that the government should threaten to curb DHS funding unless it explains why the bullets were purchased, Infowars.com reported.
This comes amid sequester cuts signed by President Obama three weeks ago, with $85 billion to be slashed from this years budget and funding for a number of government departments slashed immediately; almost half of those cuts will be imposed on the Pentagon."
And finally, excerpts from an article by Jonathan Turley - no conservative, he.
"For months, conservatives and conspiracy theorists have been flogging a story of a huge arms buildup within the Department of Homeland Security. I was a bit taken aback by the purchase of roughly 2 billion rounds by the DHS as well as a report of the purchase of 2700 light-armored vehicles. However, it seemed like the coverage was over-wrought and that such bulk purchases could be viewed as efficient contracting to get the lowest possible price. Yet, now the DHS has reportedly ordered 360,000 addition rounds of hollow tip bullets ....
I would like to understand why DHS is on such an overall buying spree of bullets and weapons. I do not subscribe to the conspiracy theories of a takeover or any of that nonsense. However, as a civil libertarian, I am concerned with the expansion of a security state in the United States with what is becoming a fully functional internal police army. This goes beyond the hollow tip bullets, which may be better for training (though the number is breathtaking). It reminds one of other countries where internal police are paramilitary organizations. It is part of the new normal. We are now getting accustomed to seeing automatic weapons and military-style forces on our streets. We have discussed recurring stories of overkill where local police seem eager to attack homes with armored vehicles purchased as part of the anti-terrorism budget. What is surprising is that there is little discussion about the implication of this militarization of our society.
http://jonathanturley.org/2013/03/26/dumb-and...

Thanks, a good post and link to explain the buildup of a Hitler type force within the borders of America. A Despot sooner or later will use them against the people. The IRS debacle is just a test to see how far they can reach.


Bored

Dawsonville, GA

#12408 May 20, 2013
Aggie23 wrote:
<quoted text>
The story is tragic and appalling. It is also completely irrelevant to our discussion of the state of American politics. Your feeble attempt to somehow equate conservatives disdain for an over reaching and intrusive government with this horrid situation is both pathetic and illustrative of the weakness of your argument.

Also the weakness of his mind.

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