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Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#1073622 Feb 3, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Let's put that lie to bed, shall we?
This from a 9/26 interview.
"Magareif said the "high degree of accuracy" in which the attack was executed—with rocket-propelled grenades and mortar shells—is proof that the assault was preplanned, and not carried out by inexperienced protesters. He said he believes "al-Qaida elements" were involved but stopped short of directly accusing the terrorist group of planning it.
Christopher Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya, was among those killed in the attack, but Magareif said he did not know if Stevens was specifically targeted.
The Libyan leader said more than 40 people have been questioned in connection with the killings, but that it is too early to reveal the details of the ongoing investigation."
Lets note a few things.
1) This was after the attack, not before it.
2) is was 40, not 50
3) They were people questions, not Al Qaeda.
4) He did not say it was Al; Qaeda who carried out the attack.
5) He said there were no details they were still investigating.
My oh my, doesn't that make you look like a dumbass.
Intel community: NY Times wrong, al Qaeda links in Benghazi are clear
News report dismissed as politics for Clinton

Dumb Dave really has no clue.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1073623 Feb 3, 2014
LoisLane59 wrote:
<quoted text>
So you have something against values?
But can't stay awake any longer so will have to read your response tomorrow.
Yea, that is the problem with us being on different coasts. By the time I turn on the computer in the morning there are over a hundred missed early morning posts from those who live in the East and Mid-west. Seems I'm always playing catch-up.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#1073624 Feb 3, 2014
“The intelligence community has not changed its position from Day One as far as its position of al Qaeda and its involvement in the attack,” Rep. Lynn A. Westmoreland, Georgia Republican and a key member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, said in a telephone interview Monday.“As far as the intelligence community goes, they still understand that it was definitely al Qaeda-linked.”

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Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#1073625 Feb 3, 2014
It was because of a video!

What difference does it make!

I never tell lies!
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#1073626 Feb 3, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>i've heard that term used before, "high degree of accuracy of the attack" hell they aimed an RPG through a hole in the outer wall.. oh boy!
others have talked about how well-planned out it was, yet over thirty people were able to escape with the help of just a few guys...
doesn't seem that highly accurate or that well planned out to a rational, logical person...
to a rational, logical person...?

That rules you out.


Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1073627 Feb 3, 2014
A California start-up is turning out capsule-shaped robots that it says could serve as the eyes and ears of base police units.

Knightscope officials envision its K5 system playing a role in community policing, though it’s not hard to imagine a military application – especially at a time when the Pentagon is eyeing reductions in manpower.

“Knightscope’s autonomous technology platform is a fusion of robotics, predictive analytics and collaborative social engagement utilized to predict and prevent crime,” the company states on its website. That means that in addition to sophisticated intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities, the K5 is equipped with analytics enabling it to detect threats to people or property and summon police.

According to a recent report in USA today, the Sunnyvale-based company made its first K5 public in December. The prototype, it said, was able to scan an area in 270-degree sweeps to photographically map it. Four mid-mounted cameras can scan up to 1,500 license plates per minute, according to the report.

Some have likened the 5-foot high, 300-lb, dome-topped K5 to the mascot-like R2D2 android of Star Wars, but with a little up-armoring the “patrol-bot” would more resemble your much less warm and fuzzy Dalek of Doctor Who fame. The Predator started out as a purely ISR platform, as well.

The company did not respond to DefenseTech’s request for an interview, but so far it appears the company is not looking for Pentagon business.

It has lined up some “beta” customers among businesses and communities, it says on its website, and will test the K5s this year. In the meantime, it says it is continuing to add customers to its “growing reservations list” for future trials.

In addition to operating systems required for autonomous and semi-autonomous operations, machine-to-machine communications, payload sensors, remote ops, real-time data review and mission planning capabilities, the K5 is equipped with optical character recognition, omnidirectional imaging, thermal imaging, microphones, air quality sensors, ultrasonic and infrared sensors, radar for determining the range, altitude, direction or speed of objects and lidar technology for measuring distance to an object.

The lidar tech also provides the K5 with accurate 3D mapping of the environment and specific objects, the company says on its site.

Company founder William Santana Li, a former executive with Ford Motor Company who also sat on the U.S. National Security Task Force, told USA Today that:“Giving police tools to be safer is a good thing; just think of K9 units.”

“Is roaming a mall parking lot at 3 a.m. really the best use of an officer’s time? We don’t think so.”


Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1073628 Feb 3, 2014

President Barack Obama is counting on Senate Democrats to help approve his legislative agenda during his final years in office. And though they are his staunchest allies on most economic issues, many Democratic senators are breaking with him on key issues in very public ways.

From trade to Iran sanctions, the Keystone XL pipeline, Obamacare, the National Security Agency and energy policy, Senate Democrats seem unusually comfortable criticizing the president, with only minimal concerns about repercussions from the White House.

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#1073629 Feb 3, 2014
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm independent, moron.
When did the Constitution become "extreme right wing"?
If you're independent then name one instance where you supported a Democrat or independent candidate over the Tea Party candidate (Republican affiliate), moron.
And its your convoluted interpretation of the Constitution that's "extreme right wing".

Indianapolis, IN

#1073630 Feb 3, 2014
Socialism is for Sissies wrote:
<quoted text>I guess you've forgotten the liberal news darlings? You know, the liars?
Dan Rather and Bush National Guard
Rachel Maddow and veterans protests lead by Tea party.
Lara Logan's 60 minutes lies about Benghazi...
Brian Williams claiming Nixon wiretapped the press and used IRS against adversaries.
NBC edits 911 call of Zimmerman to give racist slant
Ed Schultz name calling and the apologizing...often.
Chris Matthews lied about Romney, Rush, whoever he hates.

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“[Bush] was mucking up bad.[Lieutenant Colonel Jerry] Killian told us he just became afraid to fly.”


Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1073631 Feb 3, 2014
By Ann Curry, NBC News National and International Correspondent
In a rare moment of cooperation between the Syrian government and rebel forces, aid agencies say hundreds of people were allowed to evacuate over the weekend from a suburb of Damascus where the nearly three-year-old civil war has yielded yet another horror: Hunger so severe that a significant number of people are said to be now starving to death.
The evacuation from Yarmouk Camp, a rebel-held suburb just south of Damascus, comes after 89 people, most of them children and elderly people, have died of malnutrition-related diseases since January 1, according to Jamal Hammad, a spokesperson for the Palestinian Red Crescent. He said his count only includes cases with confirmed death certificates.

In a suburb of Damascus, the nearly three-year-old civil war in Syria has yielded yet another horror: Hunger so severe that a significant number of people are said to be now starving to death.
Children under the age of one and elderly people over 65 account for 60 percent of the deaths, he said.
Yarmouk Camp is a neighborhood of mostly Palestinians who fled to Syria in the 1950s and are now caught in the crossfire of the civil war. The United Nations estimates that some 20,000 people remain there, virtually cut off from the rest of the world.
Hammad is one of multiple credible sources reached inside Yarmouk, including three relief workers and two photographers, who all said hunger is so severe there that people are dying in significant numbers.(The England-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has said more than 80 people have died in recent months from both starvation and a lack of medical care.)
Hammad's wife Amal Ahmad, a trained x-ray technician who is also a relief worker, said that she is concerned that the rate of hunger-related deaths could soon spike, as many people are now in a weakened state. She said "many women have suffered miscarriages or died in childbirth due to extreme malnourishment." Ahmad was one of several sources who described the situation as nearing a tipping point.

Some sources asked that their last names not be used out of fear for their personal safety, including Osama, a 26-year-old former graduate student in economics who is also a local relief worker. He said that in Yarmouk, people are eating cats, grass and cactus they are so hungry.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1073632 Feb 3, 2014
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
i don't like white people so move your ass back to Europe.
How do you know I am white?

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1073633 Feb 3, 2014
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
<quoted text>
to a rational, logical person...?
That rules you out.
yet the glaring fact here is you had nothing factual or cogent to add...

as usual....

Palm Coast, FL

#1073634 Feb 3, 2014
Emeem wrote:
<quoted text>
If you're independent then name one instance where you supported a Democrat or independent candidate over the Tea Party candidate (Republican affiliate), moron.
And its your convoluted interpretation of the Constitution that's "extreme right wing".
"What DIFFERENCE does it make?" LOL

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1073635 Feb 3, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
So your claim is that health insurance was always affordable??
This coming from a person whose premiums are subsidized by the tax payers.
Now that's really funny.
You still have never been able to find proof any subsidy to American oil companies exist, moron.

If you join the economy, yes, it was affordable. If you were a lazy bagofshit that chose to be uneducated and unreliable and nobody wanted to keep you on their workforce, no, you wouldn't be able to afford health insurance with a work ethic like that.

How to afford health insurance before ObamaKare:
1) Don't drop out of school.
2) Study while you're in school.
3) Don't have children before you're married.
4) Get a job and show up for work every day on time.
5) Don't hang out with useless shitbags playing basketball at midnight.
6) Don't engage in criminal activity.

If you did these things before ObamaKare raised the premiums and deductibles, you 'd be able to affore health insurance like every other middle class American throughout the past half century.

The problem with affordability wasn't the price. It was the work ethic of the people who couldn't afford it. If they changed their work ethic, all those "unaffordable" problems would go away, just like it did for every working middle class American who raised a family and provided them with health insurance.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1073636 Feb 3, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Blame the victim. Davis was a high school student who worked part time at Winn Dixie. He had gone Christmas shopping with his friends.
Who in the he11 buys wine at a convenience store?
Dunn is in deep sht.
BTW Charlie Crist's Democratic political benefactor is John Morgan who's group has successfully managed to put medical marijuana on the November ballot. The experts claim that this will bring many younger voters to the polls. We'll see.
marijuana is illegal under federal law, medical or otherwise.....

your ballot measure is meaningless....

the federal statute of limitations is five years, so someone "legally" selling marijuana in Colorado now is subject to prosecution for a felony until January 2019......

only a fool would take that risk.....
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1073637 Feb 3, 2014
angel wrote:
<quoted text>Gotta hand it to you teabagging neo nazis: You have a lotta love for the Classics.
Ill bet the neanderthals who murderd Emmett Till back in the early '50's used that very same witticism frequently.
you need to learn how to handle big boy conversations....


Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1073638 Feb 3, 2014
US manufacturing, construction spending slows
2 hours ago

Workers assemble built-in appliances at the Whirlpool manufacturing plant in Cleveland, Tennessee.U.S. manufacturing slowed last month as the rate of new orders dropped to a 33-year low.
U.S. manufacturing activity slowed sharply in January on the back of the biggest drop in new orders in years, suggesting the economy had lost steam at the start of 2014.

The economic picture was also darkened by other data on Monday showing spending on construction projects barely rose in December.

The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) said its index of national factory activity fell to 51.3 last month, its lowest level since May 2013, from a recently revised 56.5 in December.

"This offers a sobering glimpse on the weakening in growth in recent months, confirming the souring tone in other important economic indicators," said Millan Mulraine, deputy chief economist at TD Securities in New York.

U.S. stocks dropped 1 percent on the data, while prices for U.S. Treasury debt rose. The dollar fell against a basket of currencies.

January's ISM figure was also well below the median forecast of 56 in a Reuters poll of economists, missing even the lowest estimate of 54.2. Readings above 50 indicate expansion.

But some of the weakness could be weather-related.

"Nevertheless, to the extent that much of this weakening in growth momentum has been due to the cold weather conditions nationally, we expect this slowdown to prove temporary and look for a meaningful rebound in activity in the coming months as the weather-effects dissipate," Mulraine added.

The January reading, which marked a second straight month of slowing growth from November's recent peak reading of 57, which had been the highest since April 2011, indicated manufacturing was cooling off from its strong growth in the fourth quarter.

The biggest red flag in the ISM report was the huge drop in the forward-looking new orders index, which fell to 51.2 from 64.4 in December. That 13.2-point drop was the largest monthly decline in the key component since December 1980.

Indicators of employment, production and inventory growth also declined from December. At 52.3, the employment reading was the weakest since June and well below December's 18-month high of 55.8.

In a separate report, the Commerce Department said construction spending rose 0.1 percent in December after advancing 0.8 percent the prior month.

While private construction spending increased 1.0 percent to a five year high, outlays on public construction projects tumbled 2.3 percent. That was the biggest drop in a year and reflected the drag from weak state and local government spending.

The government's advance fourth-quarter gross domestic product last week showed residential investment falling for the first time in three years and spending on non-residential structures falling for the first time since the first quarter of last year.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#1073639 Feb 3, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
So who works all those minimum wage jobs that you claim companies can't exist if the minimum wage goes up?
$9.60 an hour makes $20k.
If you're still making minimum wage after a year or two in the work force, that's all you're worth, if that much. That would be a personal voluntary choice. I am not responsible for someone choosing to be a worthless shitbag. They chose to be useless. They have to live with their choice. It's not like we live in a Marxist communist society where you can't make those choices, you moron.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1073640 Feb 3, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Marriage is a legal contract inthe eyes of the State.
How would that contract differ for same sex marriage?
You think the State has the right to sanction "joining"? Where is that the Constitution?
Galt can't wait until these newly married couples find out the ugly truth of higher taxes, reduced eligibility for government handouts, and messy divorces....
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1073641 Feb 3, 2014
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
So who works all those minimum wage jobs that you claim companies can't exist if the minimum wage goes up?
$9.60 an hour makes $20k.
nothing to prevent people of marginal skills and earning power from working two jobs....

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