Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

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"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep," Obama cautioned. Young and charismatic but with little experience on the national level, Obama smashed through racial barriers and easily defeated ...

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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#1044869 Dec 19, 2013
'Duck Dynasty' Star Phil Robertson Suspended Over Anti-Gay Remarks

A&E has suspended "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson following anti-gay comments he made in a recent GQ profile, according to a report by Entertainment Weekly.

In an interview with GQ's Drew Magary, the head of the family in the wildly popular A&E series expressed his view that homosexuality was immoral, likening it to bestiality. Some of the remarks were made using off-color language.

Backlash was widespread and pronounced, including condemnation from GLAAD and the Human Rights Campaign.

On Wednesday evening, A&E released this statement to Entertainment Weekly:

“We are extremely disappointed to have read Phil Robertson’s comments in GQ, which are based on his own personal beliefs and are not reflected in the series Duck Dynasty. His personal views in no way reflect those of A+E Networks, who have always been strong supporters and champions of the LGBT community. The network has placed Phil under hiatus from filming indefinitely."

Entertainment Weekly added that the rest of the family starring in "Duck Dynasty" will remain on the program.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/18/phil...

exactly what i said: nothing but grief.

what?! did you think he'd get a pass? i'm sure you folks aren't that naive.
Realtime

Cape Canaveral, FL

#1044870 Dec 19, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
'Duck Dynasty' Star Phil Robertson Suspended Over Anti-Gay Remarks
A&E has suspended "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson following anti-gay comments he made in a recent GQ profile, according to a report by Entertainment Weekly.
In an interview with GQ's Drew Magary, the head of the family in the wildly popular A&E series expressed his view that homosexuality was immoral, likening it to bestiality. Some of the remarks were made using off-color language.
Backlash was widespread and pronounced, including condemnation from GLAAD and the Human Rights Campaign.
On Wednesday evening, A&E released this statement to Entertainment Weekly:
“We are extremely disappointed to have read Phil Robertson’s comments in GQ, which are based on his own personal beliefs and are not reflected in the series Duck Dynasty. His personal views in no way reflect those of A+E Networks, who have always been strong supporters and champions of the LGBT community. The network has placed Phil under hiatus from filming indefinitely."
Entertainment Weekly added that the rest of the family starring in "Duck Dynasty" will remain on the program.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/18/phil...
exactly what i said: nothing but grief.
what?! did you think he'd get a pass? i'm sure you folks aren't that naive.
Hah, I told you that the show had messages.

Odd that the guy, a terrific hunter, fell right into the interviewers trap.
Brad

Bolton, CT

#1044871 Dec 19, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
'Duck Dynasty' Star Phil Robertson Suspended Over Anti-Gay Remarks
A&E has suspended "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson following anti-gay comments he made in a recent GQ profile, according to a report by Entertainment Weekly.
In an interview with GQ's Drew Magary, the head of the family in the wildly popular A&E series expressed his view that homosexuality was immoral, likening it to bestiality. Some of the remarks were made using off-color language.
Backlash was widespread and pronounced, including condemnation from GLAAD and the Human Rights Campaign.
On Wednesday evening, A&E released this statement to Entertainment Weekly:
“We are extremely disappointed to have read Phil Robertson’s comments in GQ, which are based on his own personal beliefs and are not reflected in the series Duck Dynasty. His personal views in no way reflect those of A+E Networks, who have always been strong supporters and champions of the LGBT community. The network has placed Phil under hiatus from filming indefinitely."
Entertainment Weekly added that the rest of the family starring in "Duck Dynasty" will remain on the program.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/18/phil...
exactly what i said: nothing but grief.
what?! did you think he'd get a pass? i'm sure you folks aren't that naive.
Who gives a fcuk?
Homer

Stroudsburg, PA

#1044872 Dec 19, 2013
Phil Robertson heart and soul of the Republican party, he espouses everything they believe and stand for.

At least he is honest.

Am I lying?

Good morning morans and normals.
Homer

Stroudsburg, PA

#1044873 Dec 19, 2013
Brad wrote:
<quoted text>
Who gives a fcuk?
Duck Dynasty' Star Phil Robertson Suspended Over Anti-Gay Remarks

Good answer?

Then again maybe he doesn't.
Homer

Stroudsburg, PA

#1044874 Dec 19, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
'Duck Dynasty' Star Phil Robertson Suspended Over Anti-Gay Remarks
A&E has suspended "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson following anti-gay comments he made in a recent GQ profile, according to a report by Entertainment Weekly.
In an interview with GQ's Drew Magary, the head of the family in the wildly popular A&E series expressed his view that homosexuality was immoral, likening it to bestiality. Some of the remarks were made using off-color language.
Backlash was widespread and pronounced, including condemnation from GLAAD and the Human Rights Campaign.
On Wednesday evening, A&E released this statement to Entertainment Weekly:
“We are extremely disappointed to have read Phil Robertson’s comments in GQ, which are based on his own personal beliefs and are not reflected in the series Duck Dynasty. His personal views in no way reflect those of A+E Networks, who have always been strong supporters and champions of the LGBT community. The network has placed Phil under hiatus from filming indefinitely."
Entertainment Weekly added that the rest of the family starring in "Duck Dynasty" will remain on the program.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/18/phil...
exactly what i said: nothing but grief.
what?! did you think he'd get a pass? i'm sure you folks aren't that naive.
Homer predicts the entire show will move to Fox and he'll be brought back.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#1044877 Dec 19, 2013
Fed starts cut back.

Stock market climbs

What!?????

It went up??????

Flactrodamus predicted market crash when feds started cutting back.
Homer

Stroudsburg, PA

#1044878 Dec 19, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
He also said that the decline of the ‘irreplaceably precious’ Christian tradition in the Middle East represented a ‘major blow’ to peace in the region as Christians were part of the ‘fabric of society’ often acting as bridge builders with other communities.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-25256...
Even Prince Charles would have been a better president.
More of the Bush legacy. Cause and effect.
After the 2003 invasion of Iraq, violence against Christians rose, with reports of abduction, torture, bombings, and killings. Some Christians were pressured to convert to Islam under threat of death or expulsion, and women were ordered to wear Islamic dress.
In August 2004, International Christian Concern protested an attack by Islamists on Iraqi Christian churches that killed 11 people.[14] In 2006, an Orthodox Christian priest, Boulos Iskander, was beheaded and mutilated despite payment of a ransom, and in 2008, the Assyrian clergyman Archbishop Paulos Faraj Rahho of the Chaldean Catholic church in Mosul died after being abducted.[13] In January 2008, bombs exploded outside nine churches.[13]
As of 21 June 2007, the UNHCR estimated that 2.2 million Iraqis had been displaced to neighbouring countries, and 2 million were displaced internally, with nearly 100,000 Iraqis fleeing to Syria and Jordan each month.[15][16] A 25 May 2007 article notes that in the past seven months only 69 people from Iraq have been granted refugee status in the United States.[17]
In 2007, Chaldean Catholic priest Fr. Ragheed Aziz Ganni and subdeacons Basman Yousef Daud, Wahid Hanna Isho, and Gassan Isam Bidawed were killed in the ancient city of Mosul.[11] Ganni was driving with his three deacons when they were stopped and demanded to convert to Islam, when they refused they were shot.[11] Ganni was the pastor of the Chaldean Church of the Holy Spirit in Mosul and a graduate from the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Angelicum in Rome in 2003 with a licentiate in ecumenical theology. Six months later, the body of Paulos Faraj Rahho, archbishop of Mosul, was found buried near Mosul. He was kidnapped on 29 February 2008 when his bodyguards and driver were killed.[18]
In 2010, reports emerged in Mosul of people being stopped in the streets, asked for their identity cards, and shot if they had a first or last name indicating Assyrian or Christian origin.[4] On 31 October 2010, 58 people, including 41 hostages and priests, were killed after an attack on an Assyrian Catholic church in Baghdad.[19] See October 2010 Baghdad church attack. A group affiliated to Al-Qaeda, Islamic State of Iraq, stated that Iraq's indigenous Christians were a "legitimate target."[20] In November, a series of bombings and mortar attacks targeted Assyrian Christian-majority areas of Baghdad.[20]
Half the Christian population has fled, with an estimated 330,000 to Syria and smaller numbers to Jordan.[13] Some fled to Iraqi Kurdistan in northern Iraq and to neighboring country Iran. Christians who are too poor or unwilling to leave their ancient homeland have fled mainly to Arbil, particularly its Christian suburb of Ainkawa.[4] 10,000 mainly Assyrian Iraqi Christians live in the U.K. led by Archbishop Athanasios Dawood who has called on the government to accept more refugees.[21]
Apart from emigration, the Iraqi Christians are also declining due to lower rates of birth and higher death rates than their Muslim compatriots. Also since the invasion of Iraq, Assyrian and Armenian Christians have been targeted by extreme Islamic organisations and Arab nationalists.[22]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christianity_in_...
That's just Iraq. Bush put all Christians at higher risk in that part of the world with his War in Iraq and his policies. It's a wonder there are any Christians left in the Middle East due to his actions.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1044879 Dec 19, 2013
RealDave wrote:
Fed starts cut back.
Stock market climbs
What!?????
It went up??????
Flactrodamus predicted market crash when feds started cutting back.
Doesn't start till January moran.

Since: Nov 11

New York, NY

#1044880 Dec 19, 2013
Democrats finally find a way to punish veterans, reward welfare recipients.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#1044881 Dec 19, 2013
dont snow me wrote:
<quoted text>
lying sack of crap, you'll die of alcoholism before you qualify:
Costs for Medicare drug coverage
You'll make these payments throughout the year in a Medicare drug plan:
Premium
Yearly deductible
Copayments or coinsurance
Costs in the coverage gap
Costs if you get Extra Help
Costs if you pay a late enrollment penalty
So, according to you,collecting fees to cover only 25% of the program means it is paid for & doesn't add to the debt.

More proof you right whiners are dumber than sh*t.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#1044882 Dec 19, 2013
Waxman wrote:
Is Dumb Dave still saying Ted Cruz was not filibustering Obamcare?
That moron is unbelievable!
I'm sure the sock is here. He will post soon.
Did you tell us yet what bill Cruz was filibustering?
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1044883 Dec 19, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>
"We are socialists, we are enemies of today's capitalistic economic system for the exploitation of the economically weak, with its unfair salaries, with its unseemly evaluation of a human being according to wealth and property instead of responsibility and performance, and we are all determined to destroy this system under all conditions." --Adolf Hitler
It's the culture....
It was to only try and wean some of the working class support over to him that he made references like he did to socialism. And that never really worked, the Nazis always had the least support from&#65279; the working class. In that particular section of the book Toland is discussing Hitler's use of propaganda and his oratory style. He starts out by stating that the Berlin Nazi party (or Gau) was in disarray at this time and Goebbels was sent to straighten out the situation. He found that "The thousand party members under his jurisdiction were opposed on the streets by overwhelming numbers of Communists and Social Democrats." The course of action they decided on was to do everything they could to pick fights and to basically 'Red Bait' the Leftists in order to enflame violence, and to use propaganda to confuse the masses to try and weaken the real Left. "Goebbles decided&#65279; it was now time to broaden the base of membership and to do that he had to attract the attention of the jaded public, "Berlin needs its sensations as a fish needs water", he (Goebbels) wrote" (ibid p223) So the best way they decided to inflame the situation was for violent action "SA troops deliberately sought out physical combat with the Reds," (Ibid p224) and for Hitler to give a speech on May Day.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1044884 Dec 19, 2013
Algae converted to crude oil in less than an hour, energy department says
John Roach NBC News
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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
This concentrated goo of algae can be converted into a bio-crude in less than an hour, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
The day when planes, trucks and cars are commonly revved up on pond scum may be on the near horizon thanks to a technological advance that continuously turns a stream of concentrated algae into bio-crude oil. From green goo to crude takes less than an hour.
The goo contains about 10 percent to 20 percent algae by weight. The rest is water. This mixture is piped into a high-tech pressure cooker where temperatures hover around 660 degrees Fahrenheit and pressures of 3,000 pounds per square inch in order to keep the mixture in a liquid phase.
Inside the cooker are "some technology tricks that other people don't have" that help separate the plant oils and other minerals such as phosphorous from the water, Douglas Elliott, a fellow at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Wash., explained to NBC News.
An hour after being poured into the cooker, gravity separates the crude oil from the water as it flows out the other end. "We can clean up that bio-crude and make it into liquid hydrocarbons that could well serve to displace the gas, diesel, and jet (fuel) that we make from petroleum now," he added.
What's more, a further water-processing step recovers methane — essentially natural gas — from the leftover plant material. The remaining nitrogen-rich water and recovered phosphorous can be recycled to grow more algae.
Elliott and colleagues describe the process in a paper accepted for publication in the journal Algal Research. Utah-based biofuels company Genifuel Corp. has licensed the technology and is working with an industrial partner to build a pilot plant.
Image of algae, bio-crude, gas
Department of Energy
The process takes raw algae slurry and converts it into a bio-crude that can be further refined into gasoline,
Revisited technology
The so-called hydrothermal liquefaction technology that Elliott and his colleagues used to create the bio-crude was pioneered in the 1970s, but fell out of favor as researchers focused on developing algae strains that yield high amounts of oil in the form of lipids.
To recover the oil from these high-yielding plants, the algae is dried and the oils extracted in a process that is energy intensive and thus expensive.
Hydrothermal liquefaction "has the advantage that it makes use of the whole algae, therefore it has the significant advantage that there is no need to promote lipid accumulation or indeed to extract lipids," Aris Karcanias, a managing director at FTI Consulting in London, explained to NBC News in an email.
"Furthermore," the expert in renewable energy added, "there is no need to expend energy for the algae drying process."
Despite the advantages, until now, Elliott explained, most demonstrations of the technology have been at the lab scale and done in so-called batch reactors. That is, the teams can only produce one batch of crude at a time. In addition, they use chemical solvents to separate the water from the oil.
Using the continuous process described in Algal Research, "we find that, if we do it the right way, we don't need those chemical steps," Elliott said.
Challenges ahead
Among the remaining challenges to make algae-derived biofuels a contender in the global energy marketplace is the ability to efficiently grow a sufficient amount of the plant for conversion into biofuels, according to Elliott.
There are also regulatory hurdles such as rewriting standards and specifications to allow the plant-derived oils to be blended into, or used in lieu of, petroleum-based fuels. "The fact is, they do look a little bit different and they have slightly different properties," he explained.
No Surprize

Largo, FL

#1044885 Dec 19, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Did you tell us yet what bill Cruz was filibustering?
oh yes, and every forum on Topix has a nutjob like dumbass Dave...

Meanwhile, the U.S. National Park Service and the Dept of Agriculture, asks us "Please do not feed the animals" as the animals may become dependent on handouts and not learn to take care of themselves. Yes liberals are that stupid.

It's the culture...

Since: Nov 11

New York, NY

#1044886 Dec 19, 2013
Democrats fine Google for spying, reward Obama's NSA for aiding in his opposition research.
No Surprize

Largo, FL

#1044887 Dec 19, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
It was to only try and wean some of the working class support over to him that he made references like he did to socialism. And that never really worked, the Nazis always had the least support from&#65279; the working class. In that particular section of the book Toland is discussing Hitler's use of propaganda and his oratory style. He starts out by stating that the Berlin Nazi party (or Gau) was in disarray at this time and Goebbels was sent to straighten out the situation. He found that "The thousand party members under his jurisdiction were opposed on the streets by overwhelming numbers of Communists and Social Democrats." The course of action they decided on was to do everything they could to pick fights and to basically 'Red Bait' the Leftists in order to enflame violence, and to use propaganda to confuse the masses to try and weaken the real Left. "Goebbles decided&#65279; it was now time to broaden the base of membership and to do that he had to attract the attention of the jaded public, "Berlin needs its sensations as a fish needs water", he (Goebbels) wrote" (ibid p223) So the best way they decided to inflame the situation was for violent action "SA troops deliberately sought out physical combat with the Reds," (Ibid p224) and for Hitler to give a speech on May Day.
Hitler was a Socialist....just like RealDave sock PDUPONT and Obama....who enlisted crony capitalists to support his dictatorship... just like Obama...

It's the culture....

Since: Nov 11

New York, NY

#1044888 Dec 19, 2013
Democrats ask public figure for his opinion on gay marriage. He tells the truth, his opinion. Democrats destroy him for expressing his personal private opinion.?

See? Democrats are brain dead hypocrites.
No Surprize

Largo, FL

#1044889 Dec 19, 2013
martinezjosei wrote:
Democrats ask public figure for his opinion on gay marriage. He tells the truth, his opinion. Democrats destroy him for expressing his personal private opinion.?
See? Democrats are brain dead hypocrites.
Just because someone does not like (homosexuals) steak, does not make them a (homophobe) vegetarian....

The root smoocher liberals are the party of gays, gay marriage and marrying their gerbil. Always trying to rope us into their gay pride parade....

It's the culture...
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1044890 Dec 19, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
They were victims of radical socialism and complacency.
National Socialist German Workers' Party.
And, also, blind loyalty.
Wrong again Carol. Just because they called themselves socialist doesn't mean anything anymore than you calling yourself a Christian. Let's compare the Nazis with the Tea Party;
The Nazis were aided and abetted by wealthy industrialists like Krupp and Siemens. The Tea Party is likewise aided and abetted by wealthy individuals like the Koch brothers.
The Nazis were anti-Semitic with the Jews as their target the Tea Party is likewise with Muslims.
The Nazis were anti gay, likewise the Tea Party.
The Nazis were anti union, likewise the Tea Party.
The rise of the Nazi Party was made possible by people just like you.

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