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Toccoa, GA

#40933 Apr 17, 2014
Synergy wrote:
<quoted text>
Well for openers, he needs to QUIT making threats he's not willing to follow through on. Once he has dropped the ball, it's difficult to get any respect. Putin laughs at that clown. Obviously, Obama has given this situation the same consideration he seems to have given everything else during his term. No. I don't support war, but I CERTAINLY don't support throwing down the gavel and then picking it back up and moving it and throwing it down again , etc.
Another whacko conservative heard from, what not to do is easy. WHAT DO YOU ACTUALLY DO, its more complicated than you think, that is if you could think on your own.
Oh my

Blairsville, GA

#40934 Apr 17, 2014
Bundy vs the tortoise
WED APR 16, 2014 AT 08:40 PM PDT
by Blue Tortoise
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/04/16/1292...

There is a bigger story behind the recent standoff between the BLM and rancher Clive Bundy. The confrontation is part of a long battle over Federal land management practices after the Mojave Desert Tortoise was listed as an endangered species in the fall of 1989. I think the battle could have negative consequences for the Environmental Protection Agency and the Endangered Species Act.

I am a wildlife biologist that has worked on desert tortoise related projects in southern Nevada since 1990.

A large part of the Mojave Desert has been classified as tortoise habitat by the United States Fish and Wildlife Sevice. In the eastern half, southern Nevada, this habitat area is where people decided to build Las Vegas and other sorts of communities.

...The Mojave desert is an inhospitable place, but there are some areas teaming with wildlife. The reason is simple; it doesn't rain much. Most rainfall when it does come falls in the mountains and drains towards the Colorado River. The west side of the Las Vegas Valley is one such area, and the the lands around the Virgin River that flows to the Colorado where Bunkerville is located is another.

The reason to save the desert tortoise and its habitat in particular is also simple; tortoise habitat is where most of the wildlife not living in the mountains exists. In fact the desert tortoise is classified as an indicator species, meaning where they exist is where there is enough water for other wildlife to exist.

When the BLM realized, through scientific studies, that the Bunkerville area contained critical desert tortoise habitat that was crucial to the long term survival of the tortoise, they were required by law to restrict use of federal lands in some areas. This did not sit well with some people, like Clive Bundy.

If you were to ask Mr. Bundy about the federal listing of the desert tortoise, he would tell you it is a federal plot, and in fact he has said that for twenty years to every right wing media outlet that would express interest in having him as a guest.

The State of Nevada BLM has not done a good job managing the vast amount of tortoise habitat it has under its jurisdiction, and one big reason why is because it is really unpopular.

Local conservative politicians have used the listing of the desert tortoise to bash the BLM, the EPA, and the Endangered Species Act for years. State and National Republicans have used the listing to attack the existence of the ESA . There has been a steady push to release lands from federal oversite, and they use the desert tortoise as an example.

I was disappointed by the BLM's decision to stop the round-up of Mr. Bundy's cattle, but I knew that after Mr. Bundy went for right wing radio support, it was over. Now I am waiting with some concern for the backlash by the conservatives and far right. And I have to work out there with desert tortoises, and I'm a traitor.
reasonable thought

Toccoa, GA

#40935 Apr 17, 2014
rename wrote:
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Ok…..so you will answer questions huh??? Questions for the dummy…………..
1…why do you support a libroid party that has enslaved millions into dependency of gubmint handouts??
2…why do you support a libroid party known as the party of baby killers?? Do you get satisfaction from knowing that killing a baby is killing a Nation??
3….why do you support a libroid party that has produced 86 million full time workers supporting 148 million benefit takers??
4…why do you think America is a free country when socialism reigns supreme under authority of a gubmint that gives money to other countries and their citizens, while insisting individual citizens in our country to pay their last cent in contributing to gubmint being the arbitrator of who gets what and how much???
5…why do you continue to exhibit using words you don’t fully understand the meaning of, in making feeble efforts to support your position???
6……..why do you support libroid progressives, when all evidence points to them being regressives??
And there are many more….but I don’t want to overload you in the beginning…………
Answer these questions and I’ll answer your question…………….
My question was based on a reply that YOU made. Based on things that are happening in the world as we post, no argument on the reality of the question. SO answer it, if you can.

If you are just to stupid to do anything other than cut and paste, just admit it.

Your questions are based on what you believe, none are based on any fact. Its like asking me how does Superman fly. He only flies in the minds of the dumb and in the minds of children, not a valid question. That's what each question you ask is, based on the demons in your head, not any fact or event. Your questions do nothing more than prove what an out of touch with reality idiot you are. My answer to all your questions has to be for you to seek help, or move. You not answering my question based on your own comment further proves that point. ALL of your questions are the ravings of a lunatic, one who has no concept of history. IF the questions you ask were based on any fact or event, and that's a big IF.
NONE could be blamed on one group, or one person, not one.

Want to try again, to answer a simple question based on fact and current events or are you incapable of reasonable thought?

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#40936 Apr 17, 2014
opinionated predictions wrote:
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Now suppose that I had said that I was married to a doctor etc. etc. and that I agree with Patel etc. etc. Would you then have questioned my statement? And would you then have automatically refrained from such a juvenile attack. I think that the answer is obvious.
Being married to a doctor and believing Obamacare is a disaster for this country would be a logical point of view, so there would have been no reason for disbelief. Being married to a doctor and then saying you are looking forward to single payer healthcare is even more difficult to comprehend. Physicians had a better understanding earlier than the average American because they were already looking ahead to the bureaucratic hoops they were going to have to jump through and the roadblocks in patient care they were likely to experience. Physicians are being dropped from health plans, or health plans they are on do not include the hospitals they typically refer patients to. Have you not paid attention to the number of hospitals that specialize in cancer treatment that are NOT on most Obamacare plans? And those are just a few examples of how Obamacare is limiting patient care. Do you want more?
Oh my

Blairsville, GA

#40937 Apr 17, 2014
rename wrote:
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/blairsville-g...
"Obama said any violation of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity would be "deeply destabilizing, and he warned "the United States will stand with the international community in affirming that there will be costs for any military intervention in Ukraine."
"he needs to QUIT making threats he's not willing to follow through on"

Perhaps you can explain how your example qualifies...

since it looks like Russian actions have been destabilizing, and the US has stood with the international community by imposing sanctions that will have a cost to the Russian economy.

Oh wait, I know what has you upset, there's not enough blood flowing in the streets yet.

You're one sick twisted puppy, post about 50 more useless posting you'll feel better for it.
Oh my

Blairsville, GA

#40938 Apr 17, 2014
Aggie23 wrote:
<quoted text>
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/blairsville-g...
...Physicians are being dropped from health plans, or health plans they are on do not include the hospitals they typically refer patients to. Have you not paid attention to the number of hospitals that specialize in cancer treatment that are NOT on most Obamacare plans? And those are just a few examples of how Obamacare is limiting patient care. Do you want more?
Oh no, say it ain't so....

Right-Wing Media Distort AP Story On Access To Cancer Centers Under Obamacare
March 24, 2014 7:48 PM EDT
JUSTIN BERRIER
http://mediamatters.org/blog/2014/03/24/right...

Right-wing media distorted an AP story about narrow health care networks to falsely claim that most or all enrollees in the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) exchanges cannot access elite cancer treatment facilities.

On March 18, the AP released the results of a survey it had conducted which found that access to cancer centers such as New York's Memorial Sloan-Kettering and Houston's MD Anderson would be restricted for some patients who purchased coverage on the ACA's health insurance exchanges.

Right-wing media outlets distorted the story with headlines like the New York Post's "Nation's elite cancer hospitals off-limits under Obamacare." Fox News' Fox & Friends highlighted the story as well, but deceptively omitted some of the AP's wording to claim only four cancer centers could be accessed through coverage purchased from the ACA's exchanges...

Nothing in the AP report says that any of the cancer treatment facilities are excluded from all of the exchange plans in a given state, like the New York Post and Fox suggest.

What's at issue is a reality of the health insurance industry known as narrow networks. Narrow networks generally offer patients more affordable coverage but provide coverage at fewer hospitals and doctors. While the ACA is having an impact on narrow networks, they existed before the law was implemented as a way for insurance companies to control costs. The truth is that a hospital being included in a particular plan's network is a decision that's made between the provider and the insurance company, and the choice to restrict access to certain providers, especially high-cost providers, is one that insurance companies have been making for decades.

In a November 2013 post for The New Republic, Jonathan Cohn pointed out that "Insurance companies have been using limited provider networks for a long time. It's how they conducted business before Obamacare came along and, for better or worse, it's how they'll conduct business now that Obamacare is law." Cohn noted that Obamacare is having an impact on narrow networks, but they are largely a choice by insurance companies, one that is a result of market forces...

Cohn also quoted Larry Levitt, the senior vice president of the Kaiser Family Foundation, who noted that "The main way insurers control costs is by negotiating and selectively contracting with doctors and hospitals. That's been the case for decades. The only real connection to the Affordable Care Act is that the health reform law is making insurers compete for customers more aggressively."

While it is true that Obamacare is having an impact on narrow networks, it's also the case that the law dramatically increases access to care for cancer patients. The law's provision outlawing discrimination against pre-existing conditions arguably benefits cancer patients more than any other group. The law also provides premium protection for people with health conditions, removes lifetime and annual limits on benefits, and expands cancer screening and other preventive measures. The American Cancer Society endorsed the law and has written extensively on the benefits of the law for cancer patients...

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#40939 Apr 17, 2014
you think wrote:
<quoted text>
....
On a more serious note, WHAT would you have the leader of the free world do, bomb Russia and start another war nobody can win. This is a serious question, cut and paste will not provide the answer. Don't Google it , think about it and say what you think.
I would not have our president show such weakness that it emboldens leaders of belligerent nations to believe our nation has become nothing more than a paper tiger. I do not consider Neville Chamberlain to be a desired role model.
MartyM

Jacksonville, FL

#40940 Apr 17, 2014
Pres. Obama is NOT responsible for the actions of despots and egomaniacs like Putin!
Thankfully, we have a level headed president in the White House -
rather than Bush Neocons that were Rmoney advisers
rename

Colbert, GA

#40941 Apr 17, 2014
reasonable thought wrote:
<quoted text>
My question was based on a reply that YOU made. Based on things that are happening in the world as we post, no argument on the reality of the question. SO answer it, if you can.
If you are just to stupid to do anything other than cut and paste, just admit it.
Your questions are based on what you believe, none are based on any fact. Its like asking me how does Superman fly. He only flies in the minds of the dumb and in the minds of children, not a valid question. That's what each question you ask is, based on the demons in your head, not any fact or event. Your questions do nothing more than prove what an out of touch with reality idiot you are. My answer to all your questions has to be for you to seek help, or move. You not answering my question based on your own comment further proves that point. ALL of your questions are the ravings of a lunatic, one who has no concept of history. IF the questions you ask were based on any fact or event, and that's a big IF.
NONE could be blamed on one group, or one person, not one.
Want to try again, to answer a simple question based on fact and current events or are you incapable of reasonable thought?
you dont answer my questions..........I dont answer yours..........dummy.
rename

Colbert, GA

#40942 Apr 17, 2014
Oh my wrote:
<quoted text>
"he needs to QUIT making threats he's not willing to follow through on"
Perhaps you can explain how your example qualifies...
since it looks like Russian actions have been destabilizing, and the US has stood with the international community by imposing sanctions that will have a cost to the Russian economy.
Oh wait, I know what has you upset, there's not enough blood flowing in the streets yet.
You're one sick twisted puppy, post about 50 more useless posting you'll feel better for it.

Was not an answer dummy..........was a statement by Obama..........

Here is another one..........

"The White House said Wednesday it had prepared new sanctions against Russia over the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, although it stopped short of detailing what or when new penalties may be levied.

"It is accurate to say we have additional sanctions prepared and we will impose them as appropriate," White House press secretary Jay Carney told reporters aboard Air Force One."

No news on "what or when: these would occur..........

Take an example..........your friends are getting beat up.......and you say, "if you dont stop, I'm gonna do something to you" without saying "what and when."

The guy doing the beating up is gonna say.........."Ok, go for it while I continue to beat the crap out of your buddy." "Let me know "what and when", and we can talk about it..........

Which is where Obama is at this point in time..........having someone talk to Putin..........

Wow----------tell us again how great this leader is we have in the White house..........why, if he keeps it up, something may happen in like 2 or 4 years from now.........

Maybe you mean steeping up the NATO flights in Poland by an additional 4 or 5 planes..........

or maybe this.......
"The administation also is weighing a package of non-lethal aid for Ukraine that might include medical supplies and clothing, according to reports."

or maybe this..........
"The White House has repeatedly warned that it could expand penalties imposed against Russian and Ukrainian leaders deemed responsible for the unrest in the former Soviet republic."

or this..........
"But it's unclear if the White House would move forward with the broad, sectoral sanctions President Obama threatened during his trip to Europe earlier this month. Such penalties could have a sizable impact on American companies, and the U.S. would likely want to partner on the move with a reluctant European Union."

"a reluctant Europe"..........who would've thought..........

and another this..........
"tate Department spokeswoman Marie Harf on Wednesday echoed Carney, saying that the U.S. was continuing " to prepare, as we've said, additional sanctions and other steps if we can't get some de-escalation here."


Meanwhile your buddy is totally getting the crap beat out of him........

Yep........your Obama at work, while on the golf course.......

one more time........tell us again how tough your sorry prez is.........







rename

Colbert, GA

#40943 Apr 17, 2014
MartyM wrote:
Pres. Obama is NOT responsible for the actions of despots and egomaniacs like Putin!
Thankfully, we have a level headed president in the White House -
rather than Bush Neocons that were Rmoney advisers


And apparently Obama is ALSO NOT responsible for his own actions..........as he has deflected and pointed his finger in the other direction with every stumble and bone-headed decision made.........
"I did NOT know about Benghazi until several days later..........I knew immediately about the Sandy Hook killings."
or
"I did NOT know the IRS was playing at being the political witch..........I knew immediately about the shooting at Fort Hood."

Oh my

Blairsville, GA

#40944 Apr 17, 2014
rename wrote:
<quoted text>
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/blairsville-g...
Take an example..........your friends are getting beat up.......and you say, "if you dont stop, I'm gonna do something to you" without saying "what and when."
The guy doing the beating up is gonna say.........."Ok, go for it while I continue to beat the crap out of your buddy." "Let me know "what and when", and we can talk about it..........
Which is where Obama is at this point in time..........having someone talk to Putin..........
Everyone knows you're a simpleton, thanks for confirming.
rename

Colbert, GA

#40945 Apr 17, 2014
your own wrote:
<quoted text>
Another whacko conservative heard from, what not to do is easy. WHAT DO YOU ACTUALLY DO, its more complicated than you think, that is if you could think on your own.


"WHAT DO YOU ACTUALLY DO,"

WOW!!! such indepth thought to this..........and it's complicated..........

perhaps maybe this is the reason Obama twiddles and diddles.......he hasnt spoken to the dummy on topix yet..........and doesn't know that "it's complicated."

Hey Obama..........I par on hole 9..........ha-ha-ha




rename

Colbert, GA

#40946 Apr 17, 2014
Oh my wrote:
<quoted text>
Everyone knows you're a simpleton, thanks for confirming.

so personal tragedy stories, along with a prez who is a whuzz, doesnt bother the dummy who relies on dailykos for info on how to live huh..........

Nothing new about you..........we knew you were a dummy on day one.........

rename

Colbert, GA

#40947 Apr 17, 2014


So how far is Obma willing to go??????????

not very..........as Europe seems not likely to back him..........


"Europe is Russia's largest trading partner and therefore has huge sway over Russia's shaky economy.

Economists say the U.S. risks appearing weak without support from Europe. But Europe is far from ready to levy penalties against Moscow that would undercut its own financial stability and possibly endanger its main source of energy."


So Obama is gonna posture, hem and haw, make a bigger fool of himself on the world stage and look childish in the process..........

This Admin has no clue in foreign affairs or foreign relations..........
bluster and bluff dont cut it with some countries........


Obama talks big..........and has a little stick..........

he should just shut up..........

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#40948 Apr 17, 2014
Oh my wrote:
<quoted text>
"he needs to QUIT making threats he's not willing to follow through on"
Perhaps you can explain how your example qualifies...
since it looks like Russian actions have been destabilizing, and the US has stood with the international community by imposing sanctions that will have a cost to the Russian economy.
Oh wait, I know what has you upset, there's not enough blood flowing in the streets yet.
You're one sick twisted puppy, post about 50 more useless posting you'll feel better for it.
Explain what you mean by "since it looks like Russian actions have been destabilizing"? The only destabilizing I see is on the physical integrity of Ukraine.
The EU is more concerned about the impact the sanctions will have on THEIR economies than they are effects on Russia.

And now we have reports that leaflets are being distributed in eastern Ukraine stating that JEWS must REGISTER. I hope this is some kind of action by some twisted group and not an actual government action, but if it is.....

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#40949 Apr 17, 2014
Oh my wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh no, say it ain't so....
Right-Wing Media Distort AP Story On Access To Cancer Centers Under Obamacare
March 24, 2014 7:48 PM EDT
JUSTIN BERRIER
http://mediamatters.org/blog/2014/03/24/right...
Right-wing media distorted an AP story about narrow health care networks to falsely claim that most or all enrollees in the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) exchanges cannot access elite cancer treatment facilities.
On March 18, the AP released the results of a survey it had conducted which found that access to cancer centers such as New York's Memorial Sloan-Kettering and Houston's MD Anderson would be restricted for some patients who purchased coverage on the ACA's health insurance exchanges.
....
Nothing in the AP report says that any of the cancer treatment facilities are excluded from all of the exchange plans in a given state, like the New York Post and Fox suggest.
What's at issue is a reality of the health insurance industry known as narrow networks. Narrow networks generally offer patients more affordable coverage but provide coverage at fewer hospitals and doctors. While the ACA is having an impact on narrow networks, they existed before the law was implemented as a way for insurance companies to control costs.
....
Cohn noted that Obamacare is having an impact on narrow networks, but they are largely a choice by insurance companies, one that is a result of market forces...
Cohn also quoted Larry Levitt, the senior vice president of the Kaiser Family Foundation, who noted that "The main way insurers control costs is by negotiating and selectively contracting with doctors and hospitals. That's been the case for decades. The only real connection to the Affordable Care Act is that the health reform law is making insurers compete for customers more aggressively."
While it is true that Obamacare is having an impact on narrow networks, it's also the case that the law dramatically increases access to care for cancer patients. The law's provision outlawing discrimination against pre-existing conditions arguably benefits cancer patients more than any other group. The law also provides premium protection for people with health conditions, removes lifetime and annual limits on benefits, and expands cancer screening and other preventive measures. The American Cancer Society endorsed the law and has written extensively on the benefits of the law for cancer patients...
That opinion piece is almost funny. The main two points to take away:

It acknowledges that many of the Obamacare plans DO restrict/not allow access to leading cancer treatment centers.
It acknowledges the existence of "narrow networks" that dramatically reduce options their policy holders have. It fails to mention that those "narrow network" policies have exploded under Obamacare.

Oh, and a little extra point: While it MAY be true that Obamacare "increases access to care for cancer patients", the article fails to mention the increased deductibles and the increased number of cancer treating drugs that are being labeled "out of network". So cancer patients may get diagnosed, but oh, gee golly - the best drugs for their type of cancer may not be available - unless they can pay for them on their own - good luck with that.
rename

Colbert, GA

#40950 Apr 17, 2014
Aggie23 wrote:
<quoted text>That opinion piece is almost funny. The main two points to take away:

It acknowledges that many of the Obamacare plans DO restrict/not allow access to leading cancer treatment centers.
It acknowledges the existence of "narrow networks" that dramatically reduce options their policy holders have. It fails to mention that those "narrow network" policies have exploded under Obamacare.

Oh, and a little extra point: While it MAY be true that Obamacare "increases access to care for cancer patients", the article fails to mention the increased deductibles and the increased number of cancer treating drugs that are being labeled "out of network". So cancer patients may get diagnosed, but oh, gee golly - the best drugs for their type of cancer may not be available - unless they can pay for them on their own - good luck with that.

That dummy never looks under the hood...,,I bet his car engine is a lawn mower motor......

how stupid can someone be

Alpharetta, GA

#40951 Apr 17, 2014
Oh my wrote:
<quoted text>
Everyone knows you're a simpleton, thanks for confirming.
Isn't that the proverbial pot calling the kettle black?
what is it

Toccoa, GA

#40952 Apr 17, 2014
Aggie23 wrote:
<quoted text>
I would not have our president show such weakness that it emboldens leaders of belligerent nations to believe our nation has become nothing more than a paper tiger. I do not consider Neville Chamberlain to be a desired role model.
That's NOT the answer to the question, come on now. You put the man and his advisors down but you have no clue. He is working with the international community to cost Russia's in the pocket book. What else can/should he do, send in troops and start a real war??

Russia is doing what we have done time and time again, looking after what they claim are its national interests no matter what the population in some smaller country wants. If you can remember Bush 2 did nothing when Putin invaded Georgia not that long ago, nothing!
Is more American blood being spilled in some far away place "always" the answer with you people.

Russia is not Afghanistan, or Korea or Vietnam and we left them all without a real victory. We have killed thousands of Americans and squandered our national treasury, for what?? So somebody like Bush 2 can put on his "uniform" and declare "victory" on the deck of some aircraft carrier far away from the actual war. In case you forgotten the Iraq war, we never "won" that war either.

If you have another answer other than standing with the national community and using sanctions or war, what is it???

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