Who do you support for U.S. Senate in...

Since: Feb 13

Fairmont, WV

#62032 Sep 9, 2014
Medicare Part D?

You mean the HUGE give away to pharmaceutical companies that doesn't allow for the government to negotiate prices?

Yeah, nice to know tax payers have to pay more so those "struggling" pharmaceutical companies can make even more ill-gotten wealth.

REPUBLICANS ARE SCUM.
Dalai Lama

Brooklyn, NY

#62033 Sep 9, 2014
Some scientists believe climate change is the cause of unprecedented melting of the North Pole, and that effects these very uncertain weather patterns. I think we should listen to those scientists and experts.
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Dalai Lama

Charleston, WV

#62035 Sep 9, 2014
NEW ORLEANS (AP)— Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin reported to a federal prison in Texarkana, Texas, on Monday to begin serving a 10-year sentence.

Nagin arrived at the facility shortly before noon. New Orleans television stations showed images of Nagin hugging family members in a parking lot before he entered the lockup. The Bureau of Prisons operates a low-security prison there with an adjacent minimum security camp. Bureau spokesman Chris Burke said Nagin reported to the minimum security camp.

In February, Nagin was convicted on 20 counts including bribery, conspiracy and money laundering stemming from his two terms as mayor, including the chaotic days after Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005.

A Democrat, Nagin had been elected as a reformer when he took office in 2002. But prosecutors said graft in his administration began before Katrina and flourished afterward. Bribes included money, free vacations and truckloads of free granite for his family business.
Dalai Lama

Charleston, WV

#62036 Sep 9, 2014
The Environmental Footprints of 5 Items You Use Before Breakfast

Natural resources such as water, trees, land, and minerals are the base of products we use every day. But through intense manufacturing and complex supply chains it can be difficult to picture where these products even originated and what they went through before reaching our homes. These products probably won't be disappearing from your life anytime soon so it's beneficial to understand the inputs and impacts to have complete information and choose sustainable options. Here are the main environmental concerns of 5 items you come across even before you leave the house:

1. Coffee. Water pollution and deforestation are environmental impacts that plague our morning cup of joe. In 2005, 85% of the forested areas in a national park in Sumatra, Indonesia had been illegally deforested and converted to coffee plantations. Moreover, one of the major sources of river pollution in Central America is coffee processing plants since large volumes of wastewater are generated from the separation of the coffee bean from the cherry. To minimize the environmental footprint, look for shade grown or traditionally grown coffee which is highly beneficial to biodiversity conservation in tropical forest ecosystems. Shade grown coffee also has lower chemical inputs than conventional coffee because the natural vegetation reduces plants' susceptibility to pests.

2. Toothbrush. The plastic and nylon that make up the handle and bristles of your toothbrush both come from petroleum, a non-renewable resource with a long list of negative environmental impacts. Manufacturing nylon not only creates nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas 310 times more potent than carbon dioxide, but it's an energy and water intensive process that results in runoff. Although it's difficult to get away from the nylon bristles, alternatives do exist. Most environmentally friendly toothbrushes are made from recycled plastic from other products such as from yogurt containers or medicine bottles, or renewable resources such as wood or bamboo.

3. Cotton clothing. Growing cotton is water-intensive: according to WWF, it can take 2,700 liters just to produce the cotton needed to make a single t-shirt. That is enough water for one person to drink for 900 days. Most of the world's cotton is grown in the U.S., Uzbekistan, China, and India and it is also considered one of the dirtiest crop due to reliance on insecticides that decrease biodiversity and contaminate local water sources. Consider organic cotton which doesn't rely on insecticides so soil nutrients and biodiversity can be preserved and other natural materials that require less water, a resource in increasingly short supply.
Dalai Lama

Charleston, WV

#62037 Sep 9, 2014
4. Plastic Containers. Between shampoo bottles, yogurt, and tupperware to pack lunch in, plastic is a mainstay of the morning routine. Plastic is made from petroleum, a fossil fuel which releases toxins and greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change, According to NRDC, it has been estimated that the plastic industry emits 14% of the most toxic industrial releases, including styrene, benzene, and trichloroethane. Many resort to plastic because it's lightweight, cheap, and reliable, but glass containers are an easy and smart alternative; glass is made from sand, silica and limestone, which are less environmentally damaging to extract than petroleum, and not to mention, less toxic.

5. Cell phone. Cell phones are composed of gold, silver, platinum, and copper, which are all rare earth elements that are in finite supply and drive the global extractive industry. Sources of such rare earth elements are located all over the world, but the majority of these mines are in China. Toxic mine drainage is probably the biggest environmental concern associated with gold-mining and it can displace communities, contaminate drinking water, hurt workers, and destroy pristine environments. It pollutes water and land with mercury and cyanide, endangering the health of people and ecosystems. Unfortunately, the extraction of most metals and minerals exhibit similar environmental impacts and there are currently no effective metal substitutes for producing cell phones.

It's easy to forget or often we don't even know what natural resources are utilized to produce our most prized possessions that we have come to rely on every day. However, it is important not to take these resources for granted and consider ways in which to we can reduce use or choose more environmentally friendly alternatives. Why not start the day off right by considering that the products you use often started out as raw materials in foreign countries, and the long journey they went through before making it to your home?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rosaly-byrd/the...

“Save light, save coal.”

Since: Sep 09

Clarksburg, WV

#62038 Sep 9, 2014
george said: "Toxic mine drainage is probably the biggest environmental concern associated with gold-mining and it can displace communities, contaminate drinking water, hurt workers, and destroy pristine environments. It pollutes water and land with mercury and cyanide, endangering the health of people and ecosystems. Unfortunately, the extraction of most metals and minerals exhibit similar environmental impacts "

That sounds just about like coal mining, george. Since there are no gold mines in WV, I suppose we'll have to regulate the thing that causes the problem here: coal. And tea partiers. They cause problems by being obstinately stupid. Maybe programs that call themselves news should actually be news instead of opinions.
US Patriot

Moorefield, WV

#62039 Sep 9, 2014
shorty wrote:
Manchin is the best man for the job.We had 8 yrs of republicans. Look what a mess we are in.
Hello, one with head in sand the Democrats have run WV for ages .. and the reason WV and all of America is in a mess is due to bill Clinton and the muslim in power.. both of them pressured banks to give loan to people they both KNEW could not afford to make home payments 70% them were illegals ..the muslim ,Muhammad Obama even sued CITIBANK to make these risky loans and neither bill Clinton, Muhammad Obama, Barney Frank Chris Dodd Maxine Waters or any of the rest of the democrats who controlled both the House and the Senate 2006 -2012 cared about these people having homes they were used for votes ...Fact is President Bush ask many times for an investigation of Freddy & Fannie and Frank /Dodd and the rest of their clan refused ...
Bill Clinton is the one who wiped out Social Security to used to balance the budget , but the Budget was not balanced and neither was there a Surplus ..
btw bill Clinton was informed many times of bin laden whereabouts but Clinton did not want to be bothered he was focusing on his golf game ..
oh one more thing bill Clinton pressured Israel to release those muslim terrorist who then after being trained and funded by saddam came into the US on bill Clintons watch but gave a stand down .. that is bill Clinton would not allow the muslim terrorist to be monitored because bill said that would be racial profiling but bill monitored and spied on US Citizens that is those who were Republicans in Office and also private citizens who were registered Republicans ..
And Clinton drug his feet cleaning out his junk which interfered with President Bush getting his people in to monitored the muslim terrorist that Clinton got out of Israel prison and allowed them to come in to the US and refuse to monitor them and these same thirsty muslims slaughtered thousands on 9/11... So I think you need to get facts before you post not knowing what you're talking about

“New Reality show”

Since: Oct 13

Fairmont, WV

#62040 Sep 9, 2014
Anyone else watching Megyn Kelly's interview with Ward Churchill? Fairy Reid may be Bacon's daddy, but Churchill is Bacon's weird uncle.

Since: Sep 14

Nam Dinh, Vietnam

#62041 Sep 9, 2014
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“Comfort the afflicted”

Since: May 13

Afflict the comfortable

#62042 Sep 9, 2014
Dalai Lama wrote:
Barack Obama's rating for strong leadership has dropped to a new low in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, hammered by criticism of his work on international crises and a stalled domestic agenda alike. With the midterm elections looming, Americans by a 10-point margin, 52-42 percent, see his presidency more as a failure than a success.
Just 38 percent now approve of Obama's handling of international affairs, down 8 percentage points since July to a career low; 56 percent disapprove, a majority for the first time. Fifty-two percent say he's been too cautious in dealing with Islamic insurgents in Iraq and Syria. And the public is ahead of Obama in support for a military response to that crisis, with 65 percent in favor of extending U.S. air strikes to Syria.
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2014/09/...

Here is where this was plagiarized from. Work stolen from Gary Langer.
Dalai Lama

Charleston, WV

#62043 Sep 9, 2014
Mgtn Res wrote:
Anyone else watching Megyn Kelly's interview with Ward Churchill? Fairy Reid may be Bacon's daddy, but Churchill is Bacon's weird uncle.
Yeah American hating terrorist sympathizer sounds exactly like Baconliar doesnt he? WHat a scumbag POS.
Dalai Lama

Charleston, WV

#62044 Sep 9, 2014
bacon hater wrote:
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http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2014/09/...
Here is where this was plagiarized from. Work stolen from Gary Langer.
I see the genius in his own mind still hasnt learned the meaning of the word plagiarized. LOL What a dunce. And the majority of people think Obama sucks. Put that in your pot pipe and smoke it. Haha
Dalai Lama

Charleston, WV

#62045 Sep 9, 2014
Another Damn Liberal wrote:
george said: "Toxic mine drainage is probably the biggest environmental concern associated with gold-mining and it can displace communities, contaminate drinking water, hurt workers, and destroy pristine environments. It pollutes water and land with mercury and cyanide, endangering the health of people and ecosystems. Unfortunately, the extraction of most metals and minerals exhibit similar environmental impacts "
That sounds just about like coal mining, george. Since there are no gold mines in WV, I suppose we'll have to regulate the thing that causes the problem here: coal. And tea partiers. They cause problems by being obstinately stupid. Maybe programs that call themselves news should actually be news instead of opinions.
"george said"? Try again you liar.
hillbilly

Gandeeville, WV

#62046 Sep 9, 2014
mgtn res i watch her last night, tonight and will watch tomorrow night. he is a weird mo fo and yes i thought the same thing no wonder the younger generation are so messed up.
if they ever let a text book of his into a class rooms all hell should break loose i think you know what i mean people would have that right i feel to be pizzed off

“Comfort the afflicted”

Since: May 13

Afflict the comfortable

#62047 Sep 10, 2014
hillbilly wrote:
if they ever let a text book of his into a class rooms all hell should break loose i think you know what i mean people would have that right i feel to be pizzed off
And people as illiterate as this don't get to talk about anything that happens in schools.

Seriously. Anything.

“Save light, save coal.”

Since: Sep 09

Clarksburg, WV

#62048 Sep 10, 2014
Dalai Lama wrote:
<quoted text>
"george said"? Try again you liar.
So it seems george can distinguish between what he writes and what someone else writes. But only when he actually uses links.
hillbilly

Gandeeville, WV

#62049 Sep 10, 2014
is that right bacon beater what ever you may think still don't change the fact that your a weird mo fo hahaha
i must not be that illiterate didn't take me long to figure out you and few other of your buddies with all the schooling are nothing more then gum flappers,if you was so important in your make believe world you wouldn't be here with us illiterates you just wouldn't have the time to awww us with your presence
you cuties have a nice day now
Dalai Lama

Charleston, WV

#62050 Sep 10, 2014
Another Damn Liberal wrote:
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So it seems george can distinguish between what he writes and what someone else writes. But only when he actually uses links.
Step away from the crack pipe. Your brain is damaged.
fitness-guru

Norman, OK

#62051 Sep 10, 2014
lets all hope tomorrow , sept 11 , nothing happens to america. prey twice because we have a complete azzhhole in the white house.

“Save light, save coal.”

Since: Sep 09

Clarksburg, WV

#62052 Sep 10, 2014
THE "DIRTY DENIER" OF THE DAY: SHELLEY MOORE CAPITO
http://www.wvablue.com/
Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito has received $865,436 from the Mining Industry over the course of her career. This is more money than any other House or Senate candidate besides House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. But, while she hopes to turn this Senate seat from blue to red, it also appears that she plans to turn our air black as she pushes for more coal in our national energy mix.

Mining interests support Capito, and she has supported them by voting numerous times against the health and safety of Americans. In 2013 alone, she voted against safeguards for the water we drink, the air we breathe, and the lands that belong to the American public. She voted to allow coal companies to continue polluting America's waterways with toxic coal ash, voted to block the federal government from setting protections around hydraulic fracturing (or "fracking") for natural gas and oil, and also voted against allowing the Department of Interior to limit methane emissions from oil and gas drilling operations. This is why Capito's voting record earned her a score of only 4 percent in 2013 from the League of Conservation Voters.

Capito already had an abysmal LCV lifetime score of 21 percent, but it appears that her voting is getting worse and worse over the years. Who knows how bad it will get if she makes it into the U.S. Senate?!

Rather than investing in clean energy jobs to stimulate West Virginia's economy, she recently supported subsidies for dirty fossil fuels while cutting funding for renewable energy and energy efficiency. And she's beating the war drum against the EPA's plan to limit carbon pollution from power plants, showing up to oppose the regulations at an EPA hearing, and being a leading voice in Washington, D.C. in support of coal.

Our advice: While Capito claims to care about the future of America, she consistently votes against the health and safety of her constituents and of all Americans. She should support policies that invest in cleaner jobs for her people and cleaner energy for our future. Keeping Capito as far as possible from the U.S. Senate is the best decision for America's people - our air, our water, our land, our economy and our health.

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