Actually, we do....
We probably don't give American companies benefits for hiring American workers, we expect it....
Since: Jan 10
#12459 May 20, 2013
“Unions are still scum ”
Since: Dec 07
#12460 May 21, 2013
Union thugs, gotta love the losers. Any group that has that type of beehive mentality needs to be watched for they are dangerous.
#12461 May 21, 2013
It's always so amusing to hear the squeals of realization when those in power are no longer in such lofty positions. Warnings of abuse of civil liberties are always met with derision and cries of subversion until the shoe is on the foot. I too am tired of this jumping to conclusions without the necessary evidence to form any type of opinion except one's idelogical beliefs as the basis for "theories".
How can it be stated that these purchases are excessive without the knowledge of past and present numbers of people passing thru these training centers.
Or without knowledge of the training, qualification, and requalification regime of these people.
I've got to wonder if you even took the time to read thru the commentary for that Jonathan Turley post that you find so supportive.
...As for target practice, the average person is often surprised at how many rounds an officer or sport target shooter will use in target practice. I just bought a box of 500 pistol rounds for my daughter. She will probably go through most of them in one afternoon at the range. Large quantities of ammunition are needed for practice. Practice is important for an officer. Their lives may depend on it.
...Lt. Dave Grossi (Ret.) writes a column for Law Officer, and his column for May 2012 is online. Lt. Grossi addresses both the history of these rounds and explains why they are preferred for law enforcement use. He also addresses the Geneva Convention rules.
(Good info on types of bullets used for practice, advantages and disadvantages)
...It can also be argued that training with the same ammunition that is used on duty is a better training situation, but cost benefit tends to favor in most cases using “range ammo” which is cheaper to use for training.
(Spend it or lose it next year)
(cheaper not better)
#12462 May 21, 2013
Just read, more Benghazi whistleblowers coming forward. News reports say, Ambassador Chris Stevens was trying to buy back Stinger missiles sold to Libya by who else??? The State Dep!!!! The DARK truth may finally be revealed.
#12463 May 21, 2013
It will be interesting to see how Federal Disaster Aid plays out for Oklahoma following the tragic tornadoes.
Senators Jim Inhofe and Tom Coburn, both Republicans, are fiscal hawks who have repeatedly voted against funding disaster aid for other parts of the country. They also have opposed increased funding for FEMA which administers federal disaster relief.
Late last year, Inhofe and Coburn both backed a plan to slash disaster relief to victims of Hurricane Sandy. In 2011, both opposed legislation that would have granted necessary funding for FEMA when the agency was set to run out of money. Sending the funds to FEMA would have been "unconscionable," Coburn said at the time.
I hope those who survived the tragic tornadoes survive the poor voting choices Oklahoma's voters have made.
Voting Republican has real-world consequences to real people.
#12465 May 21, 2013
Luckily, the responsible adults are taking care of things:
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster in Oklahoma as the state recovers from a massive tornado that ripped through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, killing dozens and flattening entire neighborhoods.
Obama has ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts. Individuals and business owners affected by the disaster may apply for federal grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses and other programs.
The president promised federal assistance in a phone conversation earlier Monday with Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has sent a special team to Oklahoma's emergency operations center to help out and dispatch resources.
#12466 May 21, 2013
#12467 May 21, 2013
Ain't it humorous to watch all these Right Wing Wackos who slurp up all those benefits created with the blood and sweat of union workers, tell us all how bad unions are.
They love the 40 hour work week, overtime pay, vacations, family leave, minimum wage, safe working conditions, Social Security, Medicare, and the hundreds other benefits that allow them to live decent lives:
Then whine like little girls whenever some worker somewhere has a benefit they don't.
It's fine with these buffoons if some guy inherits billions and pays no taxes - but God forbid that some cop has a pension.
As the unions die, and the working class becomes more and more simply serfs to the ruling class, they'll continue to tell us how bad unions are, while they live in their cardboard boxes begging Romney for the chance to pilfer his garbage can for a chance to feed their kids.
And still they'll never learn.
Ah well... My pension check arrived last week with a nice COLA raise - thanks F.O.P.
#12468 May 21, 2013
GOP scandal-mongering making Obama more popular, GOP most unpopular in CNN polling history
MON MAY 20, 2013 AT 03:45 PM PDT
The media and Republicans may be screeching about President Barack Obama's scandals, but the American people are seeing through the BS.
CNN reported on Sunday that 53% of people questioned in the survey said they approve of the job the president is doing, with 45% saying they disapprove. The president's approval rating was at 51% in CNN's previous poll, from early April. The two point rise was well within the survey's sampling error.
The new numbers indicate that Obama remains popular, with 79% of Americans saying the president is likable.
But it's not just Obama. The Democratic Party went from a 46-48 favorable-unfavorable rating a month ago, to 52-43 in this latest poll. That's a net gain of 11 points.
As for impeachment-screeching Republicans? They're DOWN a net eight points from 38-54 a month ago, to 35-59 this week.
It turns out that:
* The American people just don't think that it's the worst scandal since Watergate that Obama called the Benghazi consulate attack an "act of terror" as opposed to a "terrorist attack".
* The American people just don't care that the IRS spent extra time looking at the applications of political groups—none of which had their applications rejected, mind you.(Well, except for that one liberal group.)
* The American people can't be bothered to care that some reporters were spied on, after the GOP spent the last decade pushing for increased wiretapping powers in the name of "national security". This is exactly what Republicans wanted. No one believes they're really that outraged about it now.
So after the president's supposed worst week ever, with Republicans jumping in glee at the scandals, we find that the president's popularity has inched up, the Democratic Party's popularity is significantly up, and Republicans, at 59 percent unfavorable, are at their highest unpopularity level since CNN started polling the question in 1992.
Way to go, sherlocks.
#12469 May 21, 2013
We ALL know how the MSM & liberals will choose to TOTALLY ignore this story as looooong as possible. It could take weeeeeks. Meanwhile, as tragic as tornadoes are, the media will SATURATE us with sad stories involving this latest storm. Of course, more to be reported about Agelina Jolie's elective surgeries (doesn't matter, women do this everyday), and the upcoming Jodi Arias sentencing, and just about ANYTHING else they can report, other than the DARK turn the Benghazi cover up is about to take... Meanwhile, whistleblowers are lawyering up. More to come......
#12470 May 21, 2013
You Sir, are a genius.
Great great post.
As usual, just like the Right Wing Wacko greedy hypocrites did in Texas, La., Miss., Arkansas, Alaska, and everywhere else, the demands for federal funds and aid will echo needlessly through the halls of Congress.
The same Right Wing Wacko corporate tools who shout forever that we have to cut taxes on the rich and cut benefits for Americans, will be demanding the American taxpayer "help" by throwing money at them.
These are the same political buffoons who rant about welfare - unless of course it's corporate welfare to the Oklahoma oil companies and agribusiness - which of course magically is transformed from "welfare" to "investments in growth".
The same RWWs who hanged Obama in effigy in rural Oklahoma for his alleged leeeeeeeeberal socialist ways, will be demanding they get even more of that leeeeeeeberal socialist money than they usually slurp up.
Please don't send these hypocritical RWWs a dime. They need the opportunity to enjoy and experience what their policies really mean.
One exception might be, enact a federal law that says if local government is too damn stupid or corrupt to require storm shelters in all housing a and schools - make it federal law that all schools have to have readily accessible storm shelters. Damn, I went to school in the Midwest decades ago, and we had storm shelters even way back then.
#12471 May 21, 2013
Maybe we could put all the Right Wing Wacko politicians in Washington on a plane and have them "Fly Over" the disaster site.
Then go home.
That's the federal response.
The taxpayers would save a fortune.
And we'd get to see the Right Wing Wacko state of Oklahoma, with its two RWW senators, and it's RWW representatives, show us how they truly believe in their silly RWW statements and votes.
Hey, life sucks when you're held accountable.
Since: Nov 12
#12472 May 21, 2013
Obviously, what one chooses to bring to this thread is up to you. But would you please consider not trying to politicize the tragedy in Oklahoma. Any lost of life through any means, be it human evil or the awesome power of nature is tragic. But when children number so heavily among the casualties - it is just too raw. I would just ask you consider leaving Oklahoma out of the discussions.
#12473 May 21, 2013
I sooo agree. Why waste a minute more reading garbage about white robes & pointy hats, the blacks plan to invade the countryside, daddy killers burning down houses???
I read about four sentences of the Haiti post, WHAT WAS THAT????? And to think the American Psychiatric Association post, advertising a beaming Bill Clinton as their keynote speaker, was directed at me. That says it ALL!!
#12474 May 21, 2013
I can respect that. It is a terrible tragedy, exactly why I chose to refrain from reading this garbage yesterday.
#12475 May 21, 2013
Typical Right Wing "cop out".
When the crap hits the fan, and all those Right Wing hypocritical greedy demands and positions come home to roost, let's just avoid dealing with the idiocy of Right Wing positions.
Right Winger need to be held accountable for the positions they take, and the statements they make.
Let's let Right Wingers against strong building codes explain how in the tear 2013, storm shelters or basements aren't required in "tornado alley".
Strong building codes, and that hated government that enforces them - save lives.
Let's let Right Wingers who criticized and ridiculed poor blacks in New Orleans for not taking shelter criticize and ridicule average white folks in Oklahoma.
Let's let Right Wingers who continually demand the government's resources be cut, especially the Right Wing Wacko Oklahoma senators and representatives who voted against funding FEMA, explain now why more help can't be provided those folks in Oklahoma, and how they were completely wrong, so it doesn't happen again.
Right Wingers love to run and hide when the real world intrudes in their fantasies - but death, destruction, and suffering always follow.
Children, in Sandy Hook, or Oklahoma, always pay the highest price for Right Wing policies.
If you really give a damn about those kids, join us in fighting for moderate responsible policies that protect kids, instead of those that endanger them.
#12476 May 21, 2013
Here we go.....
We all know, no one politicizes a tragedy like liberals & the L wing MSM. It's the shameful truth.
#12477 May 21, 2013
Ohhh, for the children, for the children. Not one firearm law proposed by either side of the aisle would have prevented Sandy Hook. Nope, not even confiscation. As for OK, how could anyone even know? Maybe the children were in a storm shelter area of their building. Seeing as this morning they were claiming it may have been one of the strongest tornadoes on record, maybe current building codes weren't prepared for it. Obviously they weren't prepared for a massive tsunami in Thailand either.
You cannot simply blame acts of nature on politics. You can however blame how it is handled afterwards. To the best of my knowledge neither side of the aisle has a very good record.
#12478 May 21, 2013
You, Synergy, BIll in whatever need to give up. Your comments are baseless and you all are looking stupid. It all sounds like a FNC, G. Beck, Rush rehash. They make big bucks making stay at home retirees like you look stupid. But keep it up,I a need a laugh at least once a day.
Please go online and donate to the American Red Cross, they NEED the money to help the tornado victim's. I just gave $100, not much but every little bit helps. It will truly amaze me if any of your gang does. You are all so afraid some poor helpless lazy bum will get a free meal.
#12479 May 21, 2013
Since your spleen has busted and the venom is flowing out, perhaps you might explain why you liberaces havent built storm shelters, made stronger buildings, and protected the young in florida and other States. Explain why the liberaces havnt protected the folks in Louisana from Katrina(you were in charge). Explain why liberaces havnt protected the folks in NYC from Sandy(you were in charge).
Tell us again about how you left wing socialists are gonna protect us from natural disasters. You gonna dig shelters within every block in America's towns? You gonna put up windscreens against 200 mph winds? You gonna amass a quick response team every 5 miles within a city?
Us conservatives just want some answers from you sorry leftist socialists what are you gonna do??? Besides bit*h and complain about conservatives.
The Republican governor of OKLA declared a disaster, Obama (to save face and voters) agreed to provide disaster aid.
Each State is required to declare a disaster in order to receive federal aid in the form of low interest loans. All other aid to disaster is provided by local responders, out of State volunteer responders, charitable organizations, churches, red cross, etc.
All Obama did was fulfill his lawful requirements for federal monetary aid.
The real help comes from locals.
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