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formerresident

Decatur, GA

#8433 May 1, 2013
The volumes of books of which we get three minutes to explain!
ChicknButt

Decatur, GA

#8434 May 1, 2013
bored monitor wrote:
<quoted text>
ROFLMAO.
Ur butt has been figuratively kicked in here so many times it must be painful for u to sit on it. Different names, different ISP, same results. Maybe ur too dumb to realize it.
Jes' sayin'
Well, since this opinion is coming from a known name-jacker and simpleton, I guess I'll have to give it all the consideration it deserves.

Anybody seen a trash can around here?
columbus native

Edmond, OK

#8435 May 1, 2013
Aggie23 wrote:
And just to show how the knee jerk reaction now is that EVERYTHING must be connected to global warming, let's turn to CNN's Deb Feyerick's interview with Bill Nye about the close pass of a large asteroid in February.
Feyerick: "Talk about something else that's falling from the sky and that is an asteroid....Is this an effect of, perhaps, of global warming or is this just some meteoric occasion?"
http://theothermccain.com/2013/02/10/cnn-anch...
What is your explanation for obvious global warming? Could it be plants in China and the far east putting tons of toxic waste in our air with little or no pollution controls? Now if you are invested in the stock market your favorite picks may be the ones who need to pay more for pollution control which of cource would slightly effect your companies bottom line. There is a definate warming going on and why are republicans so defensive and in denial? What is causing it?
columbus native

Edmond, OK

#8436 May 1, 2013
Once again we independents need to thank the president for not involving this country into another war in Syria. There are those among us who want us to drop everything and go after some leader in a country half way around the world and attempt to bring it to our standard(whatever in hell that is). Now 11 years ago we did the same thing and the country is in worst shape now than before we got deceived into it. How about that fool of a john mccain? Got his azz in a sling for several years over in Vietnam dropping flesh burning napalm on the elderly and pregnant mothers and this fool can't wait to get my country involved into another costly insne war. This guy has got some kind of a chip on his shoulder folks!
Informed Opinion

United States

#8437 May 1, 2013
ChicknButt wrote:
Oh My-

I think at this stage we've pretty much put the nail in the coffin of the dissenters with absolute facts.

The problem is, they just don't care. They LIKE the way the lies sound, so they'll knowingly keep clinging to them and repeating them.

Weird, isn't it? Just more proof that we're not dealing with intelligent rational people.
Great post.
Informed Opinion

United States

#8438 May 1, 2013
Aggie23 wrote:
<quoted text>No wonder you and ChicknButt get along so well, you both have serious reading comprehension issues.
I have posted at the bottom the website that the govt provides, so I assume you won't say it's a suspect source.-(hmm, don't know, you think every source that doesn't parrot you is paid for by "big oil.")
This covers things like copays, glasses, dental, and other dependent care expenses etc.(while also having a boatland of exemptions and hoops to jump to qualify) and there WAS a $5,000/year cap on how much could go in, but Obamacare both lowers the cap to $2,500/year and includes a "use it or lose it" requirement so that anything that isn't used in the year, the employee FORFEITS.
Which on a completely different tangent is EXACTLY like the govt - there is no benefit for not spending the money you put away to cover potential unexpected medical/dental/or other dependent care expenses - you know, being RESPONSIBLE. Instead, it is just like the baseline budgeting that the govt uses and that means at the end of the fiscal year in September, the govt offices go on a spending spree to spend money that could other wise go back into the govt coffers.

"Right Wingers might have to actually pay for something themselves instead of being deadbeat parasites."
That's the whole point, moron. They are trying to pay for their expenses themselves, instead of being a typical Democrat voter and sitting on their backsides waiting for their govt checks to come in.

"Do Right Wingers ever pay for anything ?"
That's the problem, we pay for everything - and still contribute more to charity than the oh, so self-righteous Left.

https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp
Yea, self-insured - sure - that's it.

That's a joke, I hope.

Imagine anyone claiming they are keeping a few extra millions available in petty cash to pay the catastrophic costs when they or their kids get cancer, diabetes, or are injured in a car crash and are paralyzed or suffer brain damage.

Please - don't pretend the average Right Winger is self-insured and so requiring them to purchase medical insurance is unnecessary.

Right Wingers spend their entire lives slurping at the government trough, they're the first to form Trusts to move their Daddy's money into, so that Medicaid will pay Daddy's "Assisted Living" costs. Creating and funding those Trusts to avoid paying for their own nursing home care, avoiding paying creditors is damn near an industry in itself.

After having financially raped the system for years, they scream like little girls whenever they are asked to contribute to pay for the costs they create.

Yep- Right Wing Wackos - their motto is: "I deserve all my money, and most of yours".
Oh my

Blairsville, GA

#8439 May 1, 2013
Aggie23 wrote:
<quoted text>
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/blairsville-g...
What was your point in posting this link? Do you really think anyone is going to read a book that is a few hundred pages in order to "get your point", or did you just think that people would read the title "The Authoritarians" and presume that it will support all the garbage you spew and that that will somehow validate your points? NOT! I guess I should just be grateful you DIDN'T post the whole thing.
No, actually I figured that anyone who might be interested in the topic would dig about 6-pages deep, read the Introduction and determine for themselves if they wanted to go any further. If it's not your cup of tea, no need to go any furhter. Course it should be pointed out the while the pdf does show to be 261-pages the font is large, as are the margins, so it's not like reading a 261-page novel.

I want to thank you for providing the opportunity of posting the link again, the next best thing to posting the whole thing.

http://members.shaw.ca/jeanaltemeyer/drbob/Th...
Informed Opinion

Lehigh Acres, FL

#8440 May 1, 2013
Aggie23 wrote:
<quoted text>Let's look at a few of your points:
1. Fascism - a system of government marked by centralization of authority - Nope, that's the Democrat ideal, definitely not the Republican/Conservative view.
-Fear and Hate - also a weapon of the Left - disagree with Obama- you're just a bigot and a "HATER"
-Want to preserve the integrity of the voting process - one of the hallmarks of this country- by requiring an ID to prove that someone is who they say they are before they cast that precious vote -( you know that same ID you have to show to cash a government check or to buy alcohol ) and suddenly you are trying to deprive someone of the right to vote - Give me a break.

2. Tax policies that are making it harder and harder for the middle class to achieve a higher standard of living - we can thank the Democrats. Tax policies that are making it harder and harder for businesses large and small to grow and thus employ more people and thus enable those people to better their lives - again, thanks Democrats

3. Defunding education - we plow more and more into education every year and our students are getting more and more left behind. DC with the highest per student outlay on education in the country also has the worst graduation rates in the country. More money is obviously not the answer. A complete overhaul is the answer - and it needs to begin with decentralization and breaking the stranglehold the teachers' unions have on the educational system.

4. Oh, you mean the drone strikes that Obama has used upwards of 283 (as of Sept 2012 according to CNN) more than 6 times the number Bush authorized. And Obama wanting to use them WITHIN the US borders.

5. If only the Democrats respected the Constitution instead of trying to shred it at every turn.
The view from Right Wing Planet is obviously skewed. That happens when your planet is so far to the right the middle is far, far, far away.

1- Fascism - the merger of the Government with Oligarchy ( the regulated selecting the regulators). Investments Banksters selected as regulators to regulate Investment Banksters - then returning to be Investment Bankers regulates by other Investment Banksters.

2- A completely disproven argument.
Corporate taxes and taxes on the überrich have been cut 83 times since Eisenhower, Corporate profits and productivity are higher than ever before in modern history,(Apple has 145 Billion in cash in offshore banks). If cutting taxes on the rich and corporations increased wages and lowered unemployment, we'd all be making a million a year and unemployment would be at 0%.

3 - Facts obviously don't matter for much on Right Wing Planet.

The U.S. ranks 55th in percentage of GDP spent on education. That educational powerhouse the Sudan spends 27.8% GDP - we spend 5.5%.

4 - Yep - Ray-Gun, Bush, and Obama are all war criminals as far as any rational thinking person believes.

5- It's really overflowing in Right Wing World on this one.

Right Wingers constantly whine that the ACLU and other "Libtards":
- try to stop the Right Wingers forcing religion into public schools,
- fight against the UnPatriot Act that shredded the Constitution;
- fight for Constitutional rights for those the government decides to secretly kidnap, torture and imprison because one drug lord got paid $50,000 to accuse one if his enemies of being a "terrorist";
- fight against the "police state" that imprisons more if its citizens than any other industrialized country.

Yep, Right Wingers love Fascism - it protects the rich and powerful and ignores that pesky Constitution.
Cheap

Dahlonega, GA

#8441 May 1, 2013
ChicknButt wrote:
Oh My-
I think at this stage we've pretty much put the nail in the coffin of the dissenters with absolute facts.
The problem is, they just don't care. They LIKE the way the lies sound, so they'll knowingly keep clinging to them and repeating them.
Weird, isn't it? Just more proof that we're not dealing with intelligent rational people.
Neither of you would know a fact if it hit you square in the jaw.
Climate change as it is called is a giant wealth transfer scheme and guess what? Neither of you are going to see a dime. Useful fools you are.
ChicknButt

Douglasville, GA

#8442 May 1, 2013
Cheap wrote:
<quoted text>
Neither of you would know a fact if it hit you square in the jaw.
Climate change as it is called is a giant wealth transfer scheme and guess what? Neither of you are going to see a dime. Useful fools you are.
Ok. Substantiate your claim.
Informed Opinion

Lehigh Acres, FL

#8443 May 1, 2013
Scott wrote:
<quoted text>That's a very impressive resume.

I regret to inform you that we do not currently have any positions open which might parallel your experience. However, we will keep your application on file should anything arise in the near future.

What about me? I am a student at U. of Kentucky where I am a Senior. I have been accepted at Georgia's School of Veterinary Medicine where I will attend this Fall. I am a Navy vet.

Since you will accuse me of "slurping" up Government benefits, I am paying for my school myself by working along with help from the G.I. Bill. Yes, both Kentucky and Georgia schools receive Government grants.

I don't believe everything I read nor everything I hear.

I believe there is enough hypocrisy in this country to go around whether Republican or Democrat. The nation's problems, as serious as they are, are not caused by the American people but, by those we elect to serve us in Washington. That includes Obama and both houses of Congress on both sides. It is sad to see the great divide in our country by all of us who can argue all day long, but, in the end, all we have is our vote. I am a Conservative and I believe in Conservative principles but respect the views of others even when I don't agree.

I am asst. manager in a supermarket and work most weeks 6 days. I am able to work around the requirements of my studies thanks to a great boss. I drive an old, beat up Ford that uses way too much gas and even the dents are dented. I enjoy life and look forward to better days ahead for our country.

My grandmother lives in Blairsville. It is a great place that I like to visit as often as possible.
Good for you.

Veterinarian school, I have been told is very difficult, in fact, several of my classmates back in college "settled" for medical school when they were not admitted to veterinarian schools.

I wish you the greatest success.

All we average Americans ask is that:

- after having been an employee of the federal government;
- after attending a government funded high school;
- and government funded college for an under-grad degree;
- and a government funded college for a graduate degree;
- while using government funded benefits;

(All of which is fine and well-deserved);

pleaze don't join the ranks of those hypocrites who preach to us all:

- how "bad" those "socialist" government programs are;
- how you did it all by yourself without any government help;
and how "socialist" the rest of us are who acknowledge in 21st Century industrialized America, we are all,(including me), "slurpers" of government benefits and programs.

Good luck to you -

If you figure out how to keep Black Labs from stealing food from the kitchen counter - you'll make a fortune.
domino

Mcdonough, GA

#8444 May 1, 2013
columbus native wrote:
Once again we independents need to thank the president for not involving this country into another war in Syria. There are those among us who want us to drop everything and go after some leader in a country half way around the world and attempt to bring it to our standard(whatever in hell that is). Now 11 years ago we did the same thing and the country is in worst shape now than before we got deceived into it. How about that fool of a john mccain? Got his azz in a sling for several years over in Vietnam dropping flesh burning napalm on the elderly and pregnant mothers and this fool can't wait to get my country involved into another costly insne war. This guy has got some kind of a chip on his shoulder folks!
It wasnt 11 years ago. It was 10 years ago. Get it right. And you obviously did not go, therefore, you have no clue of what you are talking about. Things that were done, said and discovered......If you arent military, I do wish you would shut your mouth.
Informed Opinion

Lehigh Acres, FL

#8445 May 1, 2013
Cheap wrote:
<quoted text>Neither of you would know a fact if it hit you square in the jaw.
Climate change as it is called is a giant wealth transfer scheme and guess what? Neither of you are going to see a dime. Useful fools you are.
Wow.

What a "scheme" !

Those "Libtards" paid off the glaciers in Glacier National Park to go hide so that the "scheme" could happen ?
If you were a glacier, where would you hide ?
How would you get there without anyone noticing ?
Leave in the dead of night, disguised as a low moving cloud ?
Did they hide in the mountains pretending to be "fog" ?

Yep... It makes a lot more sense that the glaciers in the world are hiding somewhere in a large apartment in Cleveland,(just to fool the public into believe in climate change);
than to believe the glaciers are melting due to climate change.

Thanks for letting us in on the scheme, I, for one, was completely fooled when I was at Glacier National Park and noticed empty space where glaciers used to be.
ChicknButt

Douglasville, GA

#8446 May 1, 2013
Cheap wrote:
<quoted text>
Neither of you would know a fact if it hit you square in the jaw.
Climate change as it is called is a giant wealth transfer scheme and guess what? Neither of you are going to see a dime. Useful fools you are.
ChicknButt wrote:
<quoted text>
Ok. Substantiate your claim.
About the best you could come up with is "I saw it on Fox! and I don't like havin' a black president an I like NASCAR and Hank Williams Jr. an Lynyrd Skynyrd so it must be true!" /waves flag "Go Merica!"

I hear ya Bubba. You couldn't substantiate that you took a dump if the turd was still laying in your underwear.
Informed Opinion

Lehigh Acres, FL

#8447 May 1, 2013
columbus native wrote:
Once again we independents need to thank the president for not involving this country into another war in Syria. There are those among us who want us to drop everything and go after some leader in a country half way around the world and attempt to bring it to our standard(whatever in hell that is). Now 11 years ago we did the same thing and the country is in worst shape now than before we got deceived into it. How about that fool of a john mccain? Got his azz in a sling for several years over in Vietnam dropping flesh burning napalm on the elderly and pregnant mothers and this fool can't wait to get my country involved into another costly insne war. This guy has got some kind of a chip on his shoulder folks!
Great post.

Thank God, we didn't have a complete corporate tool in charge like we did when Bush, Cheney, and the gang of draft dodging war mongers lied us into a needless and counter-productive wars.

As for McCain - he sold his soul to the Right Wing Wackos, when after a career opposing torture, to gain the wackos support, he suddenly "discovered" torture was A-OK.

Imagine the next captured Marine legitimately being tortured because, as Bush and the Right Wing Wackos said, torture is OK, if you really really want answers to your questions.

Imagine the next captured Marine being held at a secret detainment facility, because, after all, Bush and the Right Wing Wackos say that's fine, if you really really want to keep his imprisonment a secret.

Yep... Thanks to Bush and the Right Wing Wackos we have no moral authority to demand our troops not be tortured or secretly held... because we say its fine when we do it.

Of course, being draft dodgers themselves - that gang never had to worry about it.

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#8448 May 1, 2013
Oh my wrote:
<quoted text>
No, actually I figured that anyone who might be interested in the topic would dig about 6-pages deep, read the Introduction and determine for themselves if they wanted to go any further. If it's not your cup of tea, no need to go any furhter. Course it should be pointed out the while the pdf does show to be 261-pages the font is large, as are the margins, so it's not like reading a 261-page novel.
I want to thank you for providing the opportunity of posting the link again, the next best thing to posting the whole thing.
http://members.shaw.ca/jeanaltemeyer/drbob/Th...
Oh, I was just curious as you what your response would be. I read the intro and got a pretty good clue of this guy's biases pretty quick and then decided to go ahead and take a little time - drat, 30 minutes I'll never get back. What a hack. Little Hugh grows up in a conservative household whose parents control every decision he makes and he goes to a Bible college and will probably end up a right wing authoritarian and submit to all authority like the good little robot he is. Lou- bless her little heart- grew up in a nurturing family that allowed her to think for herself and encouraged her to meet different kinds of people, she will be a lovely little liberal with a nurturing empathetic social conscience. For all intents and purposes, it all boils down to these little examples of two high schoolers. He gives all sorts of little examples and "tests" that are so clearly biased it's a joke.
The irony is, and it is pervasive on the Left, that he loves to talk about how those who he eventually identifies as conservatives, though he calls them right wing authoritarians, feature: a high degree of submission to authorities, high levels of aggression in the name of their authorities, and a high level of conventionalism (to their ideology)- though in actual fact, it is the Left that is oh, so willing to submit to Big Brother,and the Left that is so aggressive against those who oppose them. Oh, the hypocrisy of it all.

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#8449 May 1, 2013
Informed Opinion wrote:
<quoted text>
Yea, self-insured - sure - that's it.
That's a joke, I hope.
Imagine anyone claiming they are keeping a few extra millions available in petty cash to pay the catastrophic costs when they or their kids get cancer, diabetes, or are injured in a car crash and are paralyzed or suffer brain damage.
Please - don't pretend the average Right Winger is self-insured and so requiring them to purchase medical insurance is unnecessary.
Right Wingers spend their entire lives slurping at the government trough, they're the first to form Trusts to move their Daddy's money into, so that Medicaid will pay Daddy's "Assisted Living" costs. Creating and funding those Trusts to avoid paying for their own nursing home care, avoiding paying creditors is damn near an industry in itself.
After having financially raped the system for years, they scream like little girls whenever they are asked to contribute to pay for the costs they create.
Yep- Right Wing Wackos - their motto is: "I deserve all my money, and most of yours".
You really do have a problem understanding the written word don't you? There is no mention of self-insured at all. This is another way to put money aside to cover things insurance doesn't. But, go ahead, keep displaying your ignorance - it isn't the first time and I am confident it will not be the last. This is one thing you should have no problem with, an opportunity for those in the middle class to keep a little more of their money and try to get ahead.

But I guess you have been showing your true colors all along and I just missed it. You are so bitter towards and envious of those you declare to be "rich" that you would rather hurt the middle class then take the chance that some "rich" person somewhere might save a little money too. Damned if you'll let Mr and Mrs Joe Smith be able to save enough money that Suzie can get braces or Joey can go to that special needs school - Mr "Rich Guy" might save some tax money too - can't have that, no matter how many working families will be hurt in the process. Okay, we get it now, thanks for clarifying your position.
ChicknButt

Douglasville, GA

#8450 May 1, 2013
Aggie23 wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh, I was just curious as you what your response would be. I read the intro and got a pretty good clue of this guy's biases pretty quick and then decided to go ahead and take a little time - drat, 30 minutes I'll never get back. What a hack. Little Hugh grows up in a conservative household whose parents control every decision he makes and he goes to a Bible college and will probably end up a right wing authoritarian and submit to all authority like the good little robot he is. Lou- bless her little heart- grew up in a nurturing family that allowed her to think for herself and encouraged her to meet different kinds of people, she will be a lovely little liberal with a nurturing empathetic social conscience. For all intents and purposes, it all boils down to these little examples of two high schoolers. He gives all sorts of little examples and "tests" that are so clearly biased it's a joke.
The irony is, and it is pervasive on the Left, that he loves to talk about how those who he eventually identifies as conservatives, though he calls them right wing authoritarians, feature: a high degree of submission to authorities, high levels of aggression in the name of their authorities, and a high level of conventionalism (to their ideology)- though in actual fact, it is the Left that is oh, so willing to submit to Big Brother,and the Left that is so aggressive against those who oppose them. Oh, the hypocrisy of it all.
You fit this guys profile to a "T".

http://www.amazon.com/Republican-Brain-Scienc...

"Why do so many Republicans believe man-made climate change is a hoax? The two most common explanations are that the deniers are uninformed or that they have been bought off by corporate money. Bestselling author Chris Mooney isn't buying either of those arguments. In fact, as he points out, the better educated a conservative is, the more likely he is to dismiss climate change concerns. How can that be?

Part of the answer lies with motivated reasoning—the psychological phenomenon of preferring only evidence that backs up your belief—but in The Republican Brain, Mooney explains that is just the tip of the cognitive iceberg. There is a growing body of evidence that conservatives and liberals don't just have differing ideologies; they have different psychologies. How could the rejection of mainstream science be growing among Republicans, along with the denial of expert consensus on the economy, American history, foreign policy, and much more? Why won't Republicans accept things that most experts agree on? Why are they constantly fighting against the facts? Increasingly, the answer appears to be: it's just part of who they are.

Mooney explores brain scans, polls, and psychology experiments to explain why conservatives today believe more wrong things; appear more likely than Democrats to oppose new ideas; are less likely to change their beliefs in the face of new facts; and sometimes respond to compelling evidence by doubling down on their current beliefs."
ChicknButt

Douglasville, GA

#8451 May 1, 2013
Aggie23 wrote:
<quoted text>
You are so bitter towards and envious of those you declare to be "rich" that you would rather hurt the middle class then take the chance that some "rich" person somewhere might save a little money too. Damned if you'll let Mr and Mrs Joe Smith be able to save enough money that Suzie can get braces or Joey can go to that special needs school - Mr "Rich Guy" might save some tax money too - can't have that, no matter how many working families will be hurt in the process. Okay, we get it now, thanks for clarifying your position.
There is an overwhelming avalanche of evidence that the most wealthy and powerful in this country are intentionally and systematically dismantling the middle-class of America and stacking the game in their favor despite the cost to humans, the environment and the fabric of our democracy.

Yet you still contend that anybody that has a problem with that is "jealous" because they aren't rich.

Your mindset is pure insanity.

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#8452 May 1, 2013
ChicknButt wrote:
<quoted text>
You fit this guys profile to a "T".
http://www.amazon.com/Republican-Brain-Scienc...
"Why do so many Republicans believe man-made climate change is a hoax? The two most common explanations are that the deniers are uninformed or that they have been bought off by corporate money. Bestselling author Chris Mooney isn't buying either of those arguments. In fact, as he points out, the better educated a conservative is, the more likely he is to dismiss climate change concerns. How can that be?
Part of the answer lies with motivated reasoning—the psychological phenomenon of preferring only evidence that backs up your belief—but in The Republican Brain, Mooney explains that is just the tip of the cognitive iceberg. There is a growing body of evidence that conservatives and liberals don't just have differing ideologies; they have different psychologies. How could the rejection of mainstream science be growing among Republicans, along with the denial of expert consensus on the economy, American history, foreign policy, and much more? Why won't Republicans accept things that most experts agree on? Why are they constantly fighting against the facts? Increasingly, the answer appears to be: it's just part of who they are.
Mooney explores brain scans, polls, and psychology experiments to explain why conservatives today believe more wrong things; appear more likely than Democrats to oppose new ideas; are less likely to change their beliefs in the face of new facts; and sometimes respond to compelling evidence by doubling down on their current beliefs."
Chris Mooney, oh yes, clearly he will present an objective and completely unbiased point of view. A great example of a conclusion searching for data that be skewed to fit - kinda like man made global warming - I'll pass.

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