Oh my

Blairsville, GA

#8494 May 2, 2013
Aggie23 wrote:
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/blairsville-g...
...Now we have the White House and Obama in his press briefing pushing hard the idea of these "self radicalized" terrorists. How many times did Obama use that term yesterday? Why, once again, when the investigation has a long way to go, is he so intent of getting the idea out there that there is no bigger group that had anything to do with this, that the brothers "obviously" had no ties to any group? Wouldn't the prudent thing be simply to say "the investigation is ongoing" rather than try and put a conclusion out there instead.
radicalization = 1
self-radicalized = 1
self-radicalization = 1

Read into it what you will.

Full Transcript of Obama’s Press Conference
April 30, 2013, 12:10 PM
http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2013/04/30/full...

...And the question then is, was there something that happened that triggered radicalization and actual — an actual decision by the brother to engage in the attacks that we — the tragic attack we actually saw in Boston, and are there things — additional things that could have been done in that interim that might have prevented it?

Now, what Director Clapper’s doing is standard procedure around here, which is when an event like this happens, we want to go back and we want to review every step that was taken. We want to leave no stone unturned. We want to see, is there in fact additional protocols and procedures that could be put in place that would further improve and enhance our ability to detect a potential attack? And we won’t know that until that review is completed. We won’t know that until the investigation into the actual crime is fully completed, and that’s still ongoing.

But what I can say is, is that based on what I’ve seen so far, the FBI performed its duties; Department of Homeland Security did what it was supposed to be doing.

But this is hard stuff. And I’ve said from — for quite some time that because of the pressure that we put on al-Qaida core, because of the pressure that we put on these networks that are well- financed and more sophisticated and can engage and project transnational threats against the United States, one of the dangers that we now face are self-radicalized individuals who are already here in the United States, in some cases may not be part of any kind of network, but because of whatever warped, twisted ideas they may have, may decide to carry out an attack. And those are in some way more difficult to prevent.

And so what I’ve done for months now is to indicate to our entire counterterrorism team, what more can we do on that threat that is looming on the horizon? Are there more things that we can do, whether it’s engaging in — engaging with communities where there’s a potential for self-radicalization at this — of this sort? Is there work that can be done in terms of detection? But all of this has to be done in the context of our laws, due process. And — and so part of what Director Clapper is doing then is — is going to be to — to see if we can determine any lessons learned from — from what happened.
Bored

Dawsonville, GA

#8495 May 2, 2013
Oh my wrote:
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If all of this is enough for you to discount my reference then there is little I can do or show to change your position.

I think we understand each perfectly, we're not going to change each other, was never my intention to begin with.

For every link I put up, you can put up an opposing link and vice-versus.

As for Climate change, I have said from the beginning there are more and bigger factors than human to consider. And there is much disagreement among scientist whether or not human interaction with the climate will have any effect, and what that effect might entail and I can list out many scientists papers reflecting this.


Bascially what I have been saying is while man may be involved in some climate change, the IFFC is using a data model that has not been proven and possibly is wrong; also it does not include some other improved data models of data gathering. The IFFC should include the data for 2000-2011 for the work group 1 report due out this fall, if not they fail in their purpose because the data for 2000-2011 will show no increase in temperatures while co2 has increased, thereby throwing a monkey wrench into their data modeling.
ChicknButt

Decatur, GA

#8496 May 2, 2013
http://www.climate.gov/#climateWatch

Explore the interactive charts on this page. You can easily see a correlation between greenhouse gasses, carbon dioxide and rising global temperatures.

"But, But , but - er..It's the suns fault!!"

That's charted as well. It's not the suns fault.

Some of you might find it refreshing to look at some accurate data and science for once.
Bored

Dawsonville, GA

#8497 May 2, 2013
ChicknButt wrote:
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At least you're smarter than this guy.
http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss90/Wettl...
That's something, I guess.

Hey Stumpy.

bow wow

Decatur, GA

#8498 May 2, 2013
Why be angry at Bush for the 9-11 attacks? Do you really believe these terrorists came to America, trained as pilots, and plotted the World Trade Center disaster in a total of just 9 months? In only 9 months? It's so obvious IO and a few others who post regularly are radical L wing communists. Talking about mindless, brainwashed beings- IO is a perfect example. Sick of his hate filled rants. He's one sicko, boring being who sings one tune, the broken record called.... let's blame Bush & republicans for all that's wrong with America.

IO would not only bow to Obama, he'd genuflect, and not only kiss his hand, but his mouth, too, while giving alittle tongue.
ChicknButt

Decatur, GA

#8499 May 2, 2013
Bored wrote:
Ha-ha-ha.
Another screw job for the libtards from Obama.
"Obama Nominates Top Bundler Commerce Secretary."
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/...
BA in Economics from Harvard, MBA from Stanford. She is a member of the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. She also served on the President's Economic Recovery Advisory Board. She's also a director of the Council on Foreign Relations. She's contributed to the school system in Chicago. In 2012, the Woodrow Wilson Center honored her with its Public Service Award which recognizes those who have significantly improved the quality of life in their communities and around the world.

It sounds like it would be difficult to find a better or more qualified person for the job.

A highly intelligent and experienced person like this WOULD want to be an Obama campaign donor. She cares about making the world a better place.

Consider yourself lucky that Romney didn't win. He would have just pulled somebody out of his binders full of women.
Bored

Dawsonville, GA

#8500 May 2, 2013
ChicknButt wrote:
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BA in Economics from Harvard, MBA from Stanford. She is a member of the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. She also served on the President's Economic Recovery Advisory Board. She's also a director of the Council on Foreign Relations. She's contributed to the school system in Chicago. In 2012, the Woodrow Wilson Center honored her with its Public Service Award which recognizes those who have significantly improved the quality of life in their communities and around the world.
It sounds like it would be difficult to find a better or more qualified person for the job.
A highly intelligent and experienced person like this WOULD want to be an Obama campaign donor. She cares about making the world a better place.
Consider yourself lucky that Romney didn't win. He would have just pulled somebody out of his binders full of women.

Convenient you left this out......

"Billionaire Hyatt hotel heiress Penny Pritzker, whom Forbes ranks as the 277th richest person in America, bundled at least $904,957 for Obama's campaigns and served as the national co-chair of Obama for America in 2012, Obama's finance co-chair in 2008, and recently stroked a check for $250,000 for Obama's second inauguration."

Ha-ha-ha, Obama is schmoozing with the rich and famous and leaving the regular libtards to fend for themselves.


Bored

Dawsonville, GA

#8501 May 2, 2013
Bored wrote:
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Convenient you left this out......
"Billionaire Hyatt hotel heiress Penny Pritzker, whom Forbes ranks as the 277th richest person in America, bundled at least $904,957 for Obama's campaigns and served as the national co-chair of Obama for America in 2012, Obama's finance co-chair in 2008, and recently stroked a check for $250,000 for Obama's second inauguration."
Ha-ha-ha, Obama is schmoozing with the rich and famous and leaving the regular libtards to fend for themselves.
She really just wants to hobnob with the other rich and powerful in D.C.
ChicknButt

Decatur, GA

#8502 May 2, 2013
Bored wrote:
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Convenient you left this out......
"Billionaire Hyatt hotel heiress Penny Pritzker, whom Forbes ranks as the 277th richest person in America, bundled at least $904,957 for Obama's campaigns and served as the national co-chair of Obama for America in 2012, Obama's finance co-chair in 2008, and recently stroked a check for $250,000 for Obama's second inauguration."
Why exactly are we supposed to be upset that an extremely bright and talented person supported Obama?
Bored

Dawsonville, GA

#8503 May 2, 2013
Wow- I wonder if they love Obama.

http://ph.news.yahoo.com/photos/protester-bur...
Bored

Dawsonville, GA

#8504 May 2, 2013
ChicknButt wrote:
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Why exactly are we supposed to be upset that an extremely bright and talented person supported Obama?

Oh, I dont know. Maybe because they are so few and far between?

Because most that supported him are not bright and talented. If only the bright and talented supported him, he would never have been elected.

So what does Obama do? why he turns his back on yall and and plays with hollywood, probably looking for a bit piece in a low budget film.
ChicknButt

Decatur, GA

#8505 May 2, 2013
Bored wrote:
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Oh, I dont know. Maybe because they are so few and far between?
Because most that supported him are not bright and talented. If only the bright and talented supported him, he would never have been elected.
So what does Obama do? why he turns his back on yall and and plays with hollywood, probably looking for a bit piece in a low budget film.
http://i.myniceprofile.com/607/60764.jpg
Oh my

Blairsville, GA

#8508 May 2, 2013
Aggie23 wrote:
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http://www.topix.com/forum/city/blairsville-g...
I'm afraid Logic and Reason would take one look at your posts and say "away from me, I never knew you."
I guess you were just responding to something that was really unbearably insulting.

http://www.topix.com/forum/city/blairsville-g...
It is interesting how it continues to be those on the Left who keep bringing up Jesus, not those of us on the Right - we just respond.

http://www.topix.com/forum/city/blairsville-g...
I invite you to find any post of mine that mentioned religion that was not a response to something insulting you on the Left brought up.

Matthew 7:21-23
New International Version (NIV)
True and False Disciples

21 “Not everyone who says to me,‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me on that day,‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ 23 Then I will tell them plainly,‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’
Oh my

Blairsville, GA

#8511 May 2, 2013
Ooops, another hate the rich guy post based on class envy...

'Austerity for thee, obscene tax breaks for me!'
THU MAY 02, 2013 AT 10:10 AM PDT
by Joan McCarter
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/05/02/1206...

Let's be absolutely clear about the agenda of the chief austerity pushers and their mouthpieces Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles: greed. They want the 99 percent, and particularly the elderly and the poor, to subsidize their own very healthy entitlement system. The Institute for Policy Studies and Campaign for America's Future have released a new report that details just how huge the taxpayer-funded subsidy for the CEOs active in the Bowles/Simpson-fronted Fix the Debt campaign is, and why they're fighting so hard to keep it, at our expense.

U.S. corporations are able to deduct huge executive payouts from their income taxes using a "performance pay" tax loophole. Since 1993, the tax deduction for executive pay has been set at $1 million. But the there's the loophole, which excludes "performance-based pay" from that cap. And it's a massive loophole. That's particularly true for the 90 publicly held corporations that are members of Fix the Debt, which the report finds, paid out $6.3 billion in tax-deductible executive compensation in just three years, 2009-2011. The tab to taxpayers for that executive subsidy is between $953 million and $1.6 billion. Which is not going to fix the debt. In fact, it's adding to it. A few examples:

Health insurance giant UnitedHealth Group enjoyed the biggest taxpayer subsidy for its CEO pay largesse. The nation’s largest HMO paid CEO Stephen Hemsley $199 million in total compensation between 2009 and 2011. Of this, at least $194 million went for fully deductible “performance pay.” That works out to a $68 million taxpayer subsidy to UnitedHealth Group – just for one individual CEO’s pay. A just-released proxy reveals that Hemsley pocketed another $28 million in “performance pay” in 2012, which computes into a tax break for UnitedHealth of nearly $10 million.

Discovery Communications stood next in line for a government handout. Between 2009 and 2011, CEO David Zaslav pocketed $114 million,$105 million of this in exercised stock options and other fully deductible “performance pay.” That translates into a $37 million taxpayer subsidy for Discovery and its lavish executive pay policies. In 2012, Zaslav hauled in enough additional “performance pay” to generate a tax break worth $9 million.

Even big losers win with the “performance pay” loophole. Gambling titan Caesars Entertainment has hemorrhaged money in recent years, driving CEO Gary Loveman’s stock options underwater. Loveman managed, even so, to take home $9.6 million in cash bonuses between 2009-2011, a windfall that’s generating taxpayer subsidies the firm can cash in to lower its taxes over years to come.

These CEOs are raking in obscene levels of pay, and lobbying very hard to protect this loophole, while at the same time insisting that the debt has to be fixed by slashing Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. They aren't content with screwing the American taxpayer with their massive pay subsidies, they want to strip even more out of our retirement and health security—which every working person in America has paid into—to protect their continued largesse.
ChicknButt

Decatur, GA

#8512 May 2, 2013
Oh my wrote:
Ooops, another hate the rich guy post based on class envy...
'Austerity for thee, obscene tax breaks for me!'
Great post!
Oh my wrote:
..........and lobbying very hard to protect this loophole, while at the same time insisting that the debt has to be fixed by slashing Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. They aren't content with screwing the American taxpayer with their massive pay subsidies, they want to strip even more out of our retirement and health security—which every working person in America has paid into—to protect their continued largesse.
It goes deeper than that. Besides lining their own nest with loopholes and corporate handouts, corporations have an entirely 2nd tier of benefits tied up in austerity measurements and various spending cuts.

As government spending cuts are enacted, various departments have a LOT less manpower to work with for enforcing various regulations and investigating financial fraud. They LOVE the sequester as it means the SEC, EPA, and various other agencies have a lot less to work with to enforce regulations. It's a big deal to giant polluters, Wall Street, and companies like Monsanto.
Oh my

Blairsville, GA

#8513 May 2, 2013
ChicknButt wrote:
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Great post!
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It goes deeper than that. Besides lining their own nest with loopholes and corporate handouts, corporations have an entirely 2nd tier of benefits tied up in austerity measurements and various spending cuts.
As government spending cuts are enacted, various departments have a LOT less manpower to work with for enforcing various regulations and investigating financial fraud. They LOVE the sequester as it means the SEC, EPA, and various other agencies have a lot less to work with to enforce regulations. It's a big deal to giant polluters, Wall Street, and companies like Monsanto.
You are obviously brainwashed and envious of the rich who just want to create more part-time jobs that don't pay any benefits. After all the Prime Directive of any business is to generate a profit, nothing more, nothing less.

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#8514 May 2, 2013
Oh my wrote:
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You are obviously brainwashed and envious of the rich ...
+1 very well stated.

The poster you're referencing has been that way for some time, under various different names, but the same envy, particularly of the Koch brothers...

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#8515 May 2, 2013
Bill in Dville wrote:
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+1 very well stated.
The poster you're referencing has been that way for some time, under various different names, but the same envy, particularly of the Koch brothers...
Why don't you just shut the f*ck up no one likes your wierd a$$ at all. I would highly doubt that even your mother does or did if the miserable b*t*h is still alive.

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#8516 May 2, 2013
Informed Opinion wrote:
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Please. When we hear the outrage over Bush and 3,000 dead American civilians in New York City - we'll think Right Wingers actually give a damn about 3 government employees in some hellhole far away from American shores.
Bush took and has taken responsibility. Obama is a lying dog who refuses to take ANY responsibility...as usual. How about the soldiers who are STILL dying in the middle east? Any comment? Are their lives not as important as the others who died under Bush's watch? Oh, that's right. It's Obama's watch, so they AREN'T as important. Where is YOUR outrage about those soldiers? Benghazi? You CONVENIENTLY never mention those men and women. Disgusting.

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#8517 May 2, 2013
Informed Opinion wrote:
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Please. When we hear the outrage over Bush and 3,000 dead American civilians in New York City - we'll think Right Wingers actually give a damn about 3 government employees in some hellhole far away from American shores.
If YOU REALLY CARED, you wouldn't be supporting such a lying dog as Obama. That is why you libs are such a waste of skin and air. You live by a double standard.

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