Since: Feb 13

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#76868 Apr 22, 2013
Dunlapian wrote:
<quoted text>The Taliban, might just of bit off more than they can handle........"The Turks",.......they are BMF's.
Hey, that works for me! Go Turks! BTW, I've been told that before by a Veteran who was stationed there a few times.

Since: Feb 13

Location hidden

#76869 Apr 22, 2013
LMAO! This is not funny, but I couldn't help but laugh when I read it. Why are all the Elvis Impersonators going beserk??? The Guy in Corinth, MS. that mailed the Risin-laced Letters was an Elvis Imperonator, too! I mean, get real...what are the odds...within a week of each other...two of them? Beam me up, Scotty, things are getting stranger than fiction down here on Planet Earth!
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"Elvis Impersonator Triggers 30-Hour Police Stand-off In Iowa."

Click here:
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/04/22/elvis-i...
Scarlett Pimple

Jamestown, TN

#76870 Apr 22, 2013
SexySassySenior wrote:
<quoted text>
You know, you wouldn't make such ridiculous Posts if you EVER read a News Article , or watched and listened to the News Reports, first. It's so painfully obvious that you NEVER do any of the aforementioned, not even the One in the Post Link that you responded to!
Some Posters really strive to remain ignorant and revel in doing so! I guess ignorance is truly Bliss for some People!
Unlike you I don't get news from my crystal ball.

Officials still don't know what caused Texas fertilizer explosion

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/04/21/17...

Since: Feb 13

Guild

#76871 Apr 22, 2013
The two brothers suspected in the Boston Marathon bombings, who police say engaged in a gun battle with officers early Friday after a frenzied manhunt, were not licensed to own guns in the towns where they lived, authorities said on Sunday.

So as usual, a state with insanely strict gun laws and permits does NOT stop a bad guy from getting a gun. And before the nuts go on about background checks, its already illegal in MA to buy a gun without one.. so National Registration AKA Background checks stop no crime either.

Since: Feb 13

Location hidden

#76872 Apr 22, 2013
Scarlett Pimple wrote:
<quoted text>
Unlike you I don't get news from my crystal ball.
Officials still don't know what caused Texas fertilizer explosion
http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/04/21/17...
Oh, they know! They're probably just not officially admitting it. Google Anhydrous Ammonia and see if you would want to work around hundreds or thousands of pounds of it, which is how much was stored in that Plant!
As I posted before, which you obviously, didn't read...it's what Timothy McVeigh used to blow up the Murray Building in OKlahoma City!

Since: Feb 13

Guild

#76873 Apr 22, 2013
A prime example of socialism - as is so often the case, socialist societies devolve into dictatorships.

North Korea begs for food aid from Mongolia as starving state faces 'severe' shortage.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/393846/No...

Since: Feb 13

Location hidden

#76874 Apr 22, 2013
Makr that the "Murrah" Building , in my Post #76872.
Overtaxed

Thorn Hill, TN

#76875 Apr 22, 2013
Blue Dog wrote:
Who's to blame? The Gov. Or the fertilizer plant?
The Associated Press is reporting that the fertilizer plant in West, Texas that exploded on Wednesday night hasn’t been inspected by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) since 1985, nearly three decades ago. It was issued a fine on its last inspection for a violation related to storing ammonia:
Records reviewed by The Associated Press show that OSHA issued the West Chemical & Fertilizer Co., as the plant was called at the time, a $30 fine for a serious violation for storage of anhydrous ammonia.
OSHA cited the plant for four other serious violations of respiratory protection standards but did not issue fines. The maximum fine for a serious violation was $1,000.
The plant was also cited for failing to get a permit in 2006 after a complaint of a strong ammonia smell. That smell was reported to be “very bad” on the night of the explosion. Storing ammonia at fertilizer plants can be very hazardous; in 2008, the Center for American Progress found a fertilizer plant that stored millions of pounds of anhydrous ammonia in Pasadena, Texas to be among the most hazardous chemical facilities in the country, with more than 3 million people living in range of a worst-case ammonia gas release.
A day after the explosion in West, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a new report documenting a widespread lack of workplace inspections by state OSHA programs. After surveying 22 state-run programs, it found that the agencies had problems with hiring and retaining inspectors, in part due to low pay. State budget cuts have had a big impact, leading to funding problems, and the federal agency often hasn’t taken over state plans because its own budget is too tight. This has meant that a workplace only gets a visit from OSHA inspectors every 99 years on average, with some state programs even worse. In Texas, a plant can only expect an inspection every 126 years.
We are all to blame. Poll the public on regulating the safety of the workplace and they are overwhelmingly for reasonable regulations and inspections. Poll the public on government inspections of industry to assure the safety of people who live nearby, and again, the public wants the factories, refineries, chemical plants etc inspected to assure their safety....But poll the public on raising taxes to pay for those inspections and NO SIR we don't need no darn taxes....Politicians know this so they create a facade of safety inspections, with weak fines for the few plants that are caught. A win-win for the business owners, the politicians, and the taxpayers UNTIL something happens....

Since: Feb 13

Location hidden

#76876 Apr 22, 2013
Nuh_ wrote:
A prime example of socialism - as is so often the case, socialist societies devolve into dictatorships.
North Korea begs for food aid from Mongolia as starving state faces 'severe' shortage.
http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/393846/No...
Man, that post is a "Disconnect", if I ever read a Post that was. South Korea is a Democracy, just like this Country and it's prospering.
But, if you TEApublicans had your way, you'd turn this this Country into a Plutocracy in a heartbeat and you're fighting with all the power you've got and with all the money your Super wealthy benefactors will give you, to do it as we speak.

North Korea is doing the same thing it always does, when it's spent all of it's money on it's Military and Bomb-making, and it's People are starving. It's acting up , so that We, and some other Free Nations, will give it food and money to make it calm down. It worked for his Daddy and he's doing the same thing...since it's his first time, he just about over-played his hand, though, and came close to getting blown off the Map. He should be grateful to South Korea because if they weren't our Ally, we would probably already have taken him down. The Fall-out would have harmed them somewhat and I think, that's the only reason that we didn't...that, & we didn't want to make the first move.
But, had it not been for South Korea, we would have ended him, if he had so much as sneezed in our direction. He better take good care of South Korea, if he's smart, because they are his protection, when he starts throwing his Temper Tantrums, because he wants Food and Money!
Scarlett Pimple

Jamestown, TN

#76877 Apr 22, 2013
SexySassySenior wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh, they know! They're probably just not officially admitting it. Google Anhydrous Ammonia and see if you would want to work around hundreds or thousands of pounds of it, which is how much was stored in that Plant!
As I posted before, which you obviously, didn't read...it's what Timothy McVeigh used to blow up the Murray Building in OKlahoma City!
What does this have to do with what caused the explosion?

Guess what is going to be the cause?

A worker who screwed up.

But no matter what, you will blame the company. I can see that in my crystal ball.

Since: Feb 13

Guild

#76878 Apr 22, 2013
SexySassySenior wrote:
<quoted text>
Man, that post is a "Disconnect", if I ever read a Post that was. South Korea is a Democracy, just like this Country and it's prospering.
But, if you TEApublicans had your way, you'd turn this this Country into a Plutocracy in a heartbeat and you're fighting with all the power you've got and with all the money your Super wealthy benefactors will give you, to do it as we speak.
North Korea is doing the same thing it always does, when it's spent all of it's money on it's Military and Bomb-making, and it's People are starving. It's acting up , so that We, and some other Free Nations, will give it food and money to make it calm down. It worked for his Daddy and he's doing the same thing...since it's his first time, he just about over-played his hand, though, and came close to getting blown off the Map. He should be grateful to South Korea because if they weren't our Ally, we would probably already have taken him down. The Fall-out would have harmed them somewhat and I think, that's the only reason that we didn't...that, & we didn't want to make the first move.
But, had it not been for South Korea, we would have ended him, if he had so much as sneezed in our direction. He better take good care of South Korea, if he's smart, because they are his protection, when he starts throwing his Temper Tantrums, because he wants Food and Money!
The issue is that NORTH Korea is a socialist-dictatorship.

Plus, the United States is NOT a Democracy.
Bayless

South Pittsburg, TN

#76879 Apr 22, 2013
Friday's adjourning of the Tennessee General Assembly marked the earliest date lawmakers closed up shop since 1990, and it was done having clocked the smaller number of legislative days since 1976.

In all, the Legislature was in session a little more than three months.

Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey issued a statement Friday afternoon, praising House and Senate members for moving quickly. Ramsey said the early finish ultimately saved taxpayer dollars for Tennesseans.

"The longer a legislature is in session, the longer the average taxpayer has to watch his wallet," Ramsey said. "I have always maintained that an efficient and focused General Assembly can finish the people's business on time and save taxpayer dollars in the process."

In 2012, the Legislature closed the books on May 1, and in 2011, lawmakers adjourned and left in late May.

Notable accomplishments for lawmakers this session included passage of a bill overhauling the way workers' comp claims are processed, approval of a measure to allow handgun permit holders to keep guns locked in their vehicles and successful legislation to allow voters to decide on an income tax ban at the ballot box in 2014.

Regarding bills of local interest, lawmakers approved a measure that will allow distilleries, such as Chattanooga Whiskey, to operate and sell their products in Hamilton County.

Left dead for the year were a plan championed by Ramsey that would have redrawn the lines for Tennessee's judicial districts, a charter authorizer bill backed by House Speaker Beth Harwell, Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal for school vouchers and legislation that would have allowed wine to be sold in grocery stores in Tennessee.

The General Assembly was also not required to discuss expanding Tennessee's Medicaid program under ObamaCare—a discussion widely anticipated for this year's session. Instead, Haslam opted to defer on making a decision to either deny or accept a federal offer to expand TennCare while continuing discussion with the Department of Health and Human Services regarding a "third option" to use federal dollars to purchase private insurance plans.

Barring the unlikely callback for a special session to debate a TennCare expansion, lawmakers will return to Nashville for the second session of the 108th General Assembly on Jan. 14, 2014.
shebazz

Townsend, TN

#76880 Apr 22, 2013
Nuh_ wrote:
A prime example of socialism - as is so often the case, socialist societies devolve into dictatorships.
North Korea begs for food aid from Mongolia as starving state faces 'severe' shortage.
http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/393846/No...
France
Norway
Sweden
Ireland
Denmark
Netherlands
All these countries are socialist or at least have socialist overtones and they aren't dictatorships. Oh, and they all spend abput half of what we do on healthcare and their healthcare systems are rated far far better than ours by the W.H.O.
Bayless

South Pittsburg, TN

#76881 Apr 22, 2013
shebazz wrote:
<quoted text>
France
Norway
Sweden
Ireland
Denmark
Netherlands
All these countries are socialist or at least have socialist overtones and they aren't dictatorships. Oh, and they all spend abput half of what we do on healthcare and their healthcare systems are rated far far better than ours by the W.H.O.
Their economies pale in comparison to ours. If you are so impressed with the opinion of the WHO, go to those countries and get health'care'.
Scarlett Pimple

Jamestown, TN

#76882 Apr 22, 2013
Where all the media talking heads wondering why Obama and his Homeland Security Dept could not "connect the dots" to prevent the Boston Massacre?

Janet's head should be on the block.
Dunlapian

Dunlap, TN

#76883 Apr 22, 2013
shebazz wrote:
<quoted text>
France
Norway
Sweden
Ireland
Denmark
Netherlands
All these countries are socialist or at least have socialist overtones and they aren't dictatorships. Oh, and they all spend abput half of what we do on healthcare and their healthcare systems are rated far far better than ours by the W.H.O.
Very Good!
Dunlapian

Dunlap, TN

#76884 Apr 22, 2013
Scarlett Pimple wrote:
Where all the media talking heads wondering why Obama and his Homeland Security Dept could not "connect the dots" to prevent the Boston Massacre?
Janet's head should be on the block.
Are you for real?

Since: Feb 13

Location hidden

#76885 Apr 22, 2013
Bayless wrote:
Friday's adjourning of the Tennessee General Assembly marked the earliest date lawmakers closed up shop since 1990, and it was done having clocked the smaller number of legislative days since 1976.
In all, the Legislature was in session a little more than three months.
Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey issued a statement Friday afternoon, praising House and Senate members for moving quickly. Ramsey said the early finish ultimately saved taxpayer dollars for Tennesseans.
"The longer a legislature is in session, the longer the average taxpayer has to watch his wallet," Ramsey said. "I have always maintained that an efficient and focused General Assembly can finish the people's business on time and save taxpayer dollars in the process."
In 2012, the Legislature closed the books on May 1, and in 2011, lawmakers adjourned and left in late May.
Notable accomplishments for lawmakers this session included passage of a bill overhauling the way workers' comp claims are processed, approval of a measure to allow handgun permit holders to keep guns locked in their vehicles and successful legislation to allow voters to decide on an income tax ban at the ballot box in 2014.
Regarding bills of local interest, lawmakers approved a measure that will allow distilleries, such as Chattanooga Whiskey, to operate and sell their products in Hamilton County.
Left dead for the year were a plan championed by Ramsey that would have redrawn the lines for Tennessee's judicial districts, a charter authorizer bill backed by House Speaker Beth Harwell, Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal for school vouchers and legislation that would have allowed wine to be sold in grocery stores in Tennessee.
The General Assembly was also not required to discuss expanding Tennessee's Medicaid program under ObamaCare—a discussion widely anticipated for this year's session. Instead, Haslam opted to defer on making a decision to either deny or accept a federal offer to expand TennCare while continuing discussion with the Department of Health and Human Services regarding a "third option" to use federal dollars to purchase private insurance plans.
Barring the unlikely callback for a special session to debate a TennCare expansion, lawmakers will return to Nashville for the second session of the 108th General Assembly on Jan. 14, 2014.
Yeah Buddy, that's a fine bunch of TEApublicans that we've got running this State, alright...almost as good as the bunch we've got running the U.S. House of Representatives!

I think we should sent them all to work in some Fertilizer Plants. I'm sure TN. has some and that would be a place much more suitable to their capabilities...just make sure it's an isolated one because one of them , or more, is sure to screw that up too, & you know they're not going to follow any of the common-sense Rules and I doubt if we have any Regulations, but they wouldn't follow them, if we did. So, we don't want any innocent People to get blown to smithereens because they've done enough to damage Tennesseans, already!
You think Haslam decided that getting his Family Business's Fraud Defense together was more important that running the State? I doubt that we're saving money by paying him and all the rest of the Legislator's salaries for over 8 months of doing NOTHING! I may be stupid, but I'm not THAT stupid!
I always had to work for my money, I kinda like my Governor and State Legislators to do the same...and that means more than 3 and a half months out of the year!
No doubt about it, Folks, being a TEApublican TN. Governor or Legislator is a SWEET job, if you can get it...for THEM, but not for US!
Dunlapian

Dunlap, TN

#76886 Apr 22, 2013
Bayless wrote:
Friday's adjourning of the Tennessee General Assembly marked the earliest date lawmakers closed up shop since 1990, and it was done having clocked the smaller number of legislative days since 1976.
In all, the Legislature was in session a little more than three months.
Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey issued a statement Friday afternoon, praising House and Senate members for moving quickly. Ramsey said the early finish ultimately saved taxpayer dollars for Tennesseans.
"The longer a legislature is in session, the longer the average taxpayer has to watch his wallet," Ramsey said. "I have always maintained that an efficient and focused General Assembly can finish the people's business on time and save taxpayer dollars in the process."
In 2012, the Legislature closed the books on May 1, and in 2011, lawmakers adjourned and left in late May.
Notable accomplishments for lawmakers this session included passage of a bill overhauling the way workers' comp claims are processed, approval of a measure to allow handgun permit holders to keep guns locked in their vehicles and successful legislation to allow voters to decide on an income tax ban at the ballot box in 2014.
Regarding bills of local interest, lawmakers approved a measure that will allow distilleries, such as Chattanooga Whiskey, to operate and sell their products in Hamilton County.
Left dead for the year were a plan championed by Ramsey that would have redrawn the lines for Tennessee's judicial districts, a charter authorizer bill backed by House Speaker Beth Harwell, Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal for school vouchers and legislation that would have allowed wine to be sold in grocery stores in Tennessee.
The General Assembly was also not required to discuss expanding Tennessee's Medicaid program under ObamaCare—a discussion widely anticipated for this year's session. Instead, Haslam opted to defer on making a decision to either deny or accept a federal offer to expand TennCare while continuing discussion with the Department of Health and Human Services regarding a "third option" to use federal dollars to purchase private insurance plans.
Barring the unlikely callback for a special session to debate a TennCare expansion, lawmakers will return to Nashville for the second session of the 108th General Assembly on Jan. 14, 2014.
Long story, short.....LT. GOV. Ramsey stated the shorter the session the more things that can be accomplished thus saving all of us more money.......what a novel concept.
WHAT WORLD DOES HE LIVE IN?
Overtaxed

Thorn Hill, TN

#76887 Apr 22, 2013
Bayless wrote:
Friday's adjourning of the Tennessee General Assembly marked the earliest date lawmakers closed up shop since 1990, and it was done having clocked the smaller number of legislative days since 1976.
In all, the Legislature was in session a little more than three months.
Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey issued a statement Friday afternoon, praising House and Senate members for moving quickly. Ramsey said the early finish ultimately saved taxpayer dollars for Tennesseans.
"The longer a legislature is in session, the longer the average taxpayer has to watch his wallet," Ramsey said. "I have always maintained that an efficient and focused General Assembly can finish the people's business on time and save taxpayer dollars in the process."
In 2012, the Legislature closed the books on May 1, and in 2011, lawmakers adjourned and left in late May.
Notable accomplishments for lawmakers this session included passage of a bill overhauling the way workers' comp claims are processed, approval of a measure to allow handgun permit holders to keep guns locked in their vehicles and successful legislation to allow voters to decide on an income tax ban at the ballot box in 2014.
Regarding bills of local interest, lawmakers approved a measure that will allow distilleries, such as Chattanooga Whiskey, to operate and sell their products in Hamilton County.
Left dead for the year were a plan championed by Ramsey that would have redrawn the lines for Tennessee's judicial districts, a charter authorizer bill backed by House Speaker Beth Harwell, Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal for school vouchers and legislation that would have allowed wine to be sold in grocery stores in Tennessee.
The General Assembly was also not required to discuss expanding Tennessee's Medicaid program under ObamaCare—a discussion widely anticipated for this year's session. Instead, Haslam opted to defer on making a decision to either deny or accept a federal offer to expand TennCare while continuing discussion with the Department of Health and Human Services regarding a "third option" to use federal dollars to purchase private insurance plans.
Barring the unlikely callback for a special session to debate a TennCare expansion, lawmakers will return to Nashville for the second session of the 108th General Assembly on Jan. 14, 2014.
Yes, thst's quite a legislative record. I'm sure every Tennesseean is happy that they can now bring their gun to work....if they don't have a job anymore, or are one of the working poor, they can't get expanded Medicaid, a program that we taxpayers in Tennessee are paying, for folks in other states, but not our own...Yes sir... a red letter year for the legislature of Tn.

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