Not me. Never liked soccer either.So, would anyone love to live in Brazil?
"A soccer referee was beheaded and his head displayed atop a wooden stake at midfield after a match erupted in violence in Brazil."
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#17603 Jul 7, 2013
#17604 Jul 7, 2013
I'm agreeing with you and Big Dave ?
Is it "Opposite Day" ?
#17605 Jul 7, 2013
Acutely Dysfunctional government.
Yeah, I believe that.
"Study calls Pentagon effort to recover MIA Americans 'acutely dysfunctional'"
"The Associated Press obtained a copy of the internal study after Freedom of Information Act requests for it by others were denied.
The report paints a picture of a Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command, a military-run group known as JPAC and headed by a two-star general, as woefully inept and even corrupt. The command is digging up too few clues on former battlefields, relying on inaccurate databases and engaging in expensive "boondoggles" in Europe, the study concludes."
#17606 Jul 7, 2013
Post of the Week
#17607 Jul 7, 2013
Thanks to Obamacare:::
Number of ‘Involuntary’ Part-Time Workers Jumps 332K in June -
#17608 Jul 7, 2013
They have a new form of crack in Brazil called Oxidado. That may have something to do with them actin crazy. They say it's 4 to 10 times more addictive and toxic than crack. People turn yellow after using it and die within a year. It's headed this way via mexico.
#17609 Jul 7, 2013
This was a pretty good informative video clip. That pretty much explains the ups and downs of the amnesty bill that Reagan signed into law in '86.
The same moron Chuck Schumer had a hand in that failed attempt to stop illegal immigration, as well as, being an author of this amnesty bill that's currently in the House now. Why is he even allowed to be apart of anything to do with immigration. He's a dummy. He is the reason the number of illegal criminal aliens have more than tripled since '86. Duh??? The american people shouldn't allow the government to make the same empty promises as they did last time. That should prove themselves to the american people, that they can secure our border and enforce the laws that are already in effect. Then talk about immigration reform. http://abcnews.go.com/ABC_Univision/Politics/...
#17610 Jul 8, 2013
Keeping them out solves the problem of anyone, terrorist, thief, rapist, or car thief, from causing problems.
Keeping them out keeps us from creating 137 people who hate America every time we bomb a family having dinner is some sovereign country because their neighbor thinks they play the stereo too loud, and wanted to make $10,000 reward for reporting someone, anyone, as a terrorist.
Keeping them out saves the Trillions we spend killing people in sovereign countries, using $1.6 million dollars in bombs and manpower blowing up a shack valued at $38.22.
But dammit, letting them in depresses labor prices, harms unions, and makes the military-industrial complex Eisenhower warned us about trillions in profits.
#17611 Jul 8, 2013
Obviously you also don't want to give the acutely dysfunctional government and its political hacks the authority to label someone a terrorist and imprison or kill the guy, or gal, without judicial oversight, Due Process, and public trial, or
start wars without a Declaration of War from Congress.
I think we agree !
#17612 Jul 8, 2013
Looks like there's folks on both sides of the political divide speaking out on this...
#17613 Jul 8, 2013
It's OK with me to increase the national debt $30 Billion to put more guards on the border - if we throw those who employee illegals in prison.
The former will make it harder for Pedro to cross the Rio Grande, or Petr from crossing in from Canada; the latter will make them not want to bother.
#17614 Jul 8, 2013
CONFLICT IN THE BALKANS: THE OVERVIEW; NATO AUTHORIZES BOMB STRIKES; PRIMAKOV, IN AIR, SKIPS U.S. VISIT
By JANE PERLEZ
Published: March 24, 1999
NATO today authorized air strikes against Serbia as President Clinton declared that force was necessary to halt the aggression by Serbs against ethnic Albanians in Kosovo.
The air campaign, using primarily American aircraft and cruise missiles, is poised to begin over southern Serbia and targets in Kosovo under cover of night Wednesday, NATO officials said.
It would come almost a year after the conflict in Kosovo began and more than six months after NATO, backed by the Clinton Administration, first threatened the use of force.
...More than 40 members of Congress met with President Clinton at the White House this morning, and after hearing his arguments for intervention, rallied around him. The Senate voted tonight 58 to 41 in support of a one-sentence resolution authorizing President Clinton to carry out bombing and missile attacks.
Both Iraq and Afghanistan fall under this Congressional Resolution which has not been repealed...
Two different opinons on the need for authorization in Libya...
Can you point to where US troops are involved inany action in Syria.
#17615 Jul 8, 2013
No, Al-Qaeda are NOT similar to the Viet Cong...
The Viet Cong, or National Liberation Front, was a political organization and army in South Vietnam and Cambodia that fought the United States and South Vietnamese governments during the Vietnam War (1959–1975), and emerged on the winning side. It had both guerrilla and regular army units, as well as a network of cadres who organized peasants in the territory it controlled. Many soldiers were recruited in South Vietnam, but others were attached to the People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN), the regular North Vietnamese army. During the war, communists and anti-war spokesmen insisted the Viet Cong was an insurgency indigenous to the South, while the U.S. and South Vietnamese governments portrayed the group as a tool of Hanoi. Although the terminology distinguishes northerners from the southerners, communist forces were under a single command structure set up in 1958.
Al-Qaeda is a global militant Islamist organization founded by Osama bin Laden in Peshawar, Pakistan, at some point between August 1988 and late 1989, with its origins being traceable to the Soviet War in Afghanistan. It operates as a network comprising both a multinational, stateless army and a radical Sunni Muslim movement calling for global Jihad and a strict interpretation of sharia law.
"I don't understand why you would use the term alleged terrorist either."
Without investigation and intelligence how do you tell the difference between real terrorists and innocent by-standers.
It would appear that many believe there is such a distinction, how else can drone strikes kill innocent people?
#17616 Jul 8, 2013
Imaginary friends, wrong king of all morons. You won't believe the World Health Origination or many other studies rating the health care of this nation as a whole way down the list of developed countries. What do you base your opinions on, exactly what studies rate this nations medical care against other nations as anywhere near the top?? Give us a place to look to verify you opinion. The friends are real people with real stories, plus I have been to France, Italy and talked to the people who live in those countries and they are very happy to be where they are.
They have just as much freedom as we do and they much prefer the health care system they have to what they know of ours. If you are in the upper 5% of the rich in American I can agree with you, if you are in the 95% you are dead wrong and have NO proof to back up what you say. We were planning to move to Costa Rica before the Bush depression and we lost way to much money to even consider that again. That small country does a better job with health care
at a lower cost than the U.S., they also have a lower cost of living. They now have a very large population of American's as a result.
Keep you head in the sand and you will never know the difference, that's what the political leaders of your party count on. Its also
what the medical profession wants, ever notice its always FNC bashing ObamaCare in the waiting rooms.
Ever wonder why you can buy the same drugs across the border in Canada much cheaper than in the U.S. Ever wonder why the largest
construction projects other than the Baptists are local doctors
building huge new offices, as ObamaCare goes into affect!!!!
I doubt that you have.
I know you won't respond with ANY facts, just more blind bullshite!
All coming from a person that calls itself who, like that's something special. If you were the rock band I could agree, but you are just some old person who has lived its life as a sheep and has been lead around for so long thinks that's the norm, it ain't.
#17617 Jul 8, 2013
Innocent bystander? No such thing.
#17618 Jul 8, 2013
Wrong o king of morons!! Its not what they prefer, its what the voting public prefers. Congress does nothing and blames someone else for all the problems. Then they go home and promise they are going to do exactly what the voters want. Then they go back to Congress and do nothing, and blame someone else again. And the cycle continues, they tell you want you want to hear. They know you are wrong and they can't do what they promise, they have no intention of doing anything. The spoiled baby boomers in American will have to die off before anything changes. Then the young people and new immigrants will get it corrected.
#17619 Jul 8, 2013
Oh name changer with many faces, Are you Eve?
Which one are you? The one who wants a baby sitter? A nannie? or does your diaper need changing?
Post # 17570
Socialist’s medicine. When many European countries are considering ways to cut services and cost at the expense of patients.
The worldwide recession has forced countries around the world to curb public spending — or risk defaulting on their debt.
“The United Kingdom is the latest to tighten its belt. The National Health Service (NHS)— the centralized public agency that runs Britain’s government healthcare system — is being forced to shave $31 billion from its budget by 2015.
In order to realize some savings, the NHS is raising the threshold at which patients qualify for treatment and lengthening wait times for surgeries determined “non-lifesaving.” The Service is also cutting more than 20,000 NHS jobs over the next two years and shuttering a number of hospitals.
Patients are feeling the pain. For decades, they’ve turned over substantial portions of their hard-earned paychecks as taxes — and accepted “free”
health care from the government in return. Only about 11 percent of Britons pay for their care privately.
They’ve foregone cutting-edge medical treatments available in the United States, told by their leaders that these new therapies were no better than the old ones — just more expensive. At least in Britain, they thought, everyone has access to basic health care. That has to be better than the situation in America, where tens of millions of people lack health insurance, right?
Hardly. The British healthcare system may “guarantee” access to care — but that doesn’t mean patients actually receive it.”
“The Canadian supreme court struck down two Quebec laws, overturning a 30-year ban on private medicine in the province. The wording of the ruling, though, has implications beyond Quebec, and could be used to scrap other major parts of Canada's federal health care legislation.”
“What would drive the bench to such a profound ruling? Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin and Justice John Major wrote: "The evidence in this case shows that delays in the public health care system are widespread, and that, in some serious cases, patients die as a result of waiting lists for public health care."”
Why would anyone want socialized medicine when those countries who have it, have become so burdened by government bureaucracy and dysfunction and not enough tax monies to provide basic care? Also many of those countries are looking into changing their healthcare laws (which means more will be dependent on their own in finding ways to get medical care.)
Government as baby sitter, nannie, and diaper changer will be forced to change their ways, as economies can no longer sustain the monies needed for socialism.
Again, which one are you?
#17620 Jul 8, 2013
When you are able to connect with reality and able to determine the purpose and direction of a post, let us know. Otherwise your post here makes no sense, is disconnected from the subject matter being discussed, and would make no sense to any drug induced poster anyway.
Since: Nov 12
#17621 Jul 8, 2013
@ Informed Opinion
I feel as though I am in need of a reality check, I was catching up on the last 12 hours and find myself agreeing with the vast majority of the content of your posts.
I am against Obamacare because I believe it will cripple our healthcare system and balloon our deficit while still leaving 30 million uninsured (by CBO numbers). But I would like to reverse a great argument you made - if you do not trust the government to not misuse all the data they are collecting, how can you trust that same government to run a nationalized healthcare system that will also have your most personal medical information at the touch of a button?
I still think it is crazy to call Obama a right winger and TR a conservative.
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