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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ROTFLMAO....
how about something from the real Cornell University???...
by the way, jobs are not the reason for the pipeline, just a side benefit....
Just what are the other benefits moron? A foreign owned company gets to transport a highly corrosive and abrasive crud across the country to the Gulf where the end product will be sold overseas. In the process this same company is taking property from American landowners by imminent domain. Processing this toxic brew will increase the cancer rate in Port Arthur aka Cancer Alley.
The very nature of the stuff coming from the tar sands almost guarantees that there will be leaks. They've already happened like in Mayflower Arkansas.
You're an idiot Galt!

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The Associated Press
© January 28, 2014
RICHMOND

A state investigation into former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's financial disclosures is being closed to allow federal corruption charges to move forward without complications.

Richmond Commonwealth's Attorney Michael Herring says the investigation will end without charges. He says there's been no conclusion about whether McDonnell broke state laws.

Herring told The Washington Post that he alerted McDonnell's attorneys to the investigation's closing on Monday.

The Republican former governor and his wife were indicted last week after a lengthy federal investigation of his relationship with a former CEO of dietary supplement maker Star Scientific Inc.

Federal prosecutors allege that the McDonnells accepted more than $165,000 worth of loans and gifts in exchange for helping promote the company's products.

McDonnell has denied doing anything illegal. A trial is set for July.

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Just what are the other benefits moron? A foreign owned company gets to transport a highly corrosive and abrasive crud across the country to the Gulf where the end product will be sold overseas. In the process this same company is taking property from American landowners by imminent domain. Processing this toxic brew will increase the cancer rate in Port Arthur aka Cancer Alley.
The very nature of the stuff coming from the tar sands almost guarantees that there will be leaks. They've already happened like in Mayflower Arkansas.
You're an idiot Galt!
The oil is still being taken to the Gulf coast idiot. Just by less safe truck and train. Libtards are SO stupid!!!!!!
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February 25, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP)- An election-year plan by House Republicans to simplify the tax code would cut income tax rates but impose a new surtax on some high-income families.
The plan, which is to be unveiled Wednesday, would lower the top income tax rate from 39.6 percent to 25 percent, said a GOP aide who spoke on condition of anonymity. However, the plan would impose a new 10 percent surtax on some earned income above about $450,000.
The plan has no chance of becoming law without Democratic support. Instead, it could become a political document for House Republicans to show what they stand for, and for Democrats to attack, as the midterm elections approach in November.
http://money.msn.com/business-news/article.as...
Let's just hope we see more of what the GOP stands for in the coming months and what Democrats don't.
Once again Carol, you've got to read the whole thing. You missed this part;
The new surtax would not apply to capital gains or dividends, sparing many of the superrich who make the bulk of their money from investments.
In other words earned income, that which is earned by actually working at something would be subject to the surcharge but money earned by shuffling around paper will still be taxed at a lower rate than the rest of us.
We've already seen that the kind of tax cuts the GOP is suggesting doesn't do anything for the economy except increase the deficit.
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Trouble in paradise as Wisconsin's GOP lawmakers try to oust the majority leader Bill Kramer who's been accused of sexual harassment.

Kramer has entered a treatment facility....

What___for stupidity?

He's from Waukesha if anyone is interested.

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At the Bolt Burgers restaurant in downtown Washington, diners can order a meal through a live person, but many prefer to use the touchscreen tablets.
"I absolutely loved it, and was thinking I wished we had this kind of thing back in Wisconsin," said John Morrissey of Kenosha, Wisconsin, where he is police chief.
Many customers at the fast casual eatery use a tablet installed at a kiosk or one of the electronic menu tablets handed to diners when they enter.
"The number of people who prefer to use technology is much greater than we expected," says co-owner Mike Davidson.
Joe Spinelli, another co-owner, said younger customers who are at ease with technology are big tablet users.
"People like the speed, and in our business, speed is everything," he said.
Bolt Burgers is among the early adopters of tablets and technology to view, order and pay for meals.
Some of the largest US restaurant chains have announced they are installing tablets to boost efficiency and respond to customer interests.
Some 800 restaurants in the Chili's restaurant chain have been installing the tablet supplied by Ziosk, a Texas-based firm which makes the tabletop devices for ordering and paying as well as for news and entertainment while dining.
"Guests love the Ziosk," company marketing chief John regal told AFP.
"They can control the pace or their meal. They can order either with the server or the device."
A kiosk for customers to order food and drinks at Bolt Burgers in Washington, DC, February 25, 2014
A kiosk for customers to order food and drinks at Bolt Burgers in Washington, DC, February 25, 2014
Getting out the door
Customers who want to leave quickly without waiting for their server to bring a check can pay with a tablet.
"We can get you out the door right away instead of having to wait 10 minutes or more," Regal says.
Regal says the tablets are being used to complement waiters, not to replace them. Initial orders go through the server and the tablets are used for reorders, desserts and to pay.
"It's technically possible" to order everything on the tablet, but customers still want to interact with people at a restaurant, Regal said.
"The Ziosk is really a second or third person on the service team," he said.
Having a tablet on the table "is a way for restaurants to differentiate themselves, and it gives the servers a little extra time to interact with the customers."
Ziosk installs the tablets without any initial cost to the restaurants, and charges a monthly fee. But restaurants can recover that and in some cases boost income because they get a share of revenues from tablet ads and fee-based games, the company says.
A Ziosk rival is the Intel-backed group E la Carte, which recently announced a deal to install its Presto tablets in 1,800 Applebee's restaurants by the end of 2014.
The Presto tablets similarly allows diners to pay at their table, add drinks or desserts and play games. The company is working on new functions such as video streaming, social media interaction.
"Let's face it, everyone who has ever been to a restaurant has been frustrated by waiting for their check," said Applebee's president Mike Archer in a statement.
"Starting out, our goal was to create a way for guests to control when and how they pay their check. What we learned after nearly two years of testing is we can provide much more. The Presto tablet will deliver our guests a robust slate of offerings for not only transactions, but entertainment, social interaction and more, moving forward."

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At the Consumer Electronics Show, Intel chief Brian Krzanich said that tablets were helping restaurants and consumers.
"What's really interesting is they've found that waiters have received 15 percent higher tips—better dining experience, better tips for the waiter," Krzanich said.
A National Restaurant Association study found use of tablets and kiosks is growing.
Just seven percent in an October survey said they had used a restaurant touchscreen terminal. But more than 40 percent said they would use one if offered. The number increases among people with children.
"The restaurant industry is labor-intensive so it makes sense that operators are using technology to boost efficiency and productivity," says Hudson Riehle, a senior vice president for research at the restaurant association.
Riehle says the technology is positive for consumers as well: "Using the tablet can allow people to find not only the sourcing of a product but also how it is prepared, the nutritional value and a host of other information that previously wasn't available."
The tablet on a table "allows people a chance to read a newspaper online or play a game to occupy their kids," says Mary Chapman at the research firm Technomic.
"But the downside is that restaurants lose the ability of the server to control the experience."

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2014-03-restaurants-tabl...
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I try myself - but Obama and your fellow Democrats keep raising taxes. You probably have no idea how much more this government is taking from you in just hidden taxes.
Someone fell asleep during civics class! It's the legislative branch that determines tax policy nitwit and the House is dominated by Republicans. The President doesn't raise taxes and the Democrats can't do it on their own nitwit.
When the Democrats controlled both houses of Congress middle class workers did receive tax cuts.
Obama has signed off on two major tax cuts for middle-class families: the Making Work Pay tax credit that was part of the economic stimulus of 2009 and a temporary reduction in Social Security payroll taxes that went into effect in 2011.

As part of the stimulus, formally known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, single workers collected a $400 tax credit, and working couples got $800. The credit didn’t come in the form of a check; it worked out so that most workers had about $400 less in federal income taxes withheld from their paychecks spread out over the entire year.
Obama also has passed an array of tax cuts for small businesses.

Eight of them were included in the stimulus, the Affordable Care Act (also known as the health care law), and the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act (also known as the HIRE Act). Among the cuts were the exclusion of up to 75 percent of capital gains on key small business investments; a tax credit for the cost of health insurance for small business employees and new tax credits for hiring Americans out of work for at least two months.

Another eight cuts came via the Small Business Jobs Act, signed by Obama in September of 2010. These included: adding deductions for business cell phone use; creating a new deduction for health care costs for the self-employed; allowing greater deductions for business start-up expenses; eliminating taxes on all capital gains from key small business investments, and raising the small business expense limit to $500,000.

Three months later, the president signed a tax bill that raised the expense limit to 100 percent of small business new investments until the end of 2011. It also extended the elimination of capital gains taxes for small business investments through the end of 2012.
Yes he did raise taxes on your cigarettes and on indoor tanning but as a smoker I'm dealing with it.
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<quoted text> The oil is still being taken to the Gulf coast idiot. Just by less safe truck and train. Libtards are SO stupid!!!!!!
A truck or a rail car by their nature can only hold a limited amount and when an accident occurs damage control happens immediately. A pipe line carries exponentially more and a leak can go days or weeks without being detected and by that time more damage is done.
You're an idiot!
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flack wrote:
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At the Consumer Electronics Show, Intel chief Brian Krzanich said that tablets were helping restaurants and consumers.
"What's really interesting is they've found that waiters have received 15 percent higher tips—better dining experience, better tips for the waiter," Krzanich said.
A National Restaurant Association study found use of tablets and kiosks is growing.
Just seven percent in an October survey said they had used a restaurant touchscreen terminal. But more than 40 percent said they would use one if offered. The number increases among people with children.
"The restaurant industry is labor-intensive so it makes sense that operators are using technology to boost efficiency and productivity," says Hudson Riehle, a senior vice president for research at the restaurant association.
Riehle says the technology is positive for consumers as well: "Using the tablet can allow people to find not only the sourcing of a product but also how it is prepared, the nutritional value and a host of other information that previously wasn't available."
The tablet on a table "allows people a chance to read a newspaper online or play a game to occupy their kids," says Mary Chapman at the research firm Technomic.
"But the downside is that restaurants lose the ability of the server to control the experience."
Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2014-03-restaurants-tabl...
You've never been inside a Wa Wa store?

Hey aren't you the same guy who eats at an old greasy spoon diner because you think the people at Mickie Dee's are too stupid to count change?

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Ok so lies are you an observer since then or?
Of course there are closet Mormons too, they do not follow the rule...But hmmm maybe they have their own way in just about everything..
Spies within?
Who knows.. the kid that was on* so you think you can dance*, Ben I think his name was starred in a Beer Commercial after his win on that show, who knows maybe he had seen a different light...
I am positive in that not all Mormons are evil but they are that...
Have you been part of their Religion, do you have extended family that are Baptized Mormon?
You are such an ignorant indoctrinated buffoon.(Something you have in common with Obama.)
I just happened to buy a t-shirt from the Beer Hive Pub being displayed prominently behind the open bar at noon on Sunday a block away from the temple.
Picture this. A "closet mormon" wearing a t-shirt around Salt Lake City with bold letters across the back saying "Ex-mormon Drinking Team".
I don't know where your indoctrination center is, but you should stay away from there. They are making you look like an idiot here.

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Someone fell asleep during civics class! It's the legislative branch that determines tax policy nitwit and the House is dominated by Republicans. The President doesn't raise taxes and the Democrats can't do it on their own nitwit.
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Yes he did raise taxes on your cigarettes and on indoor tanning but as a smoker I'm dealing with it.
Speaking of nitwits...

'Tax Revenues On Pace To Reach Record $3 Trillion In 2014'

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/...

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Obama skips Security Briefings on Ukraine.(That's plural.)
What ignorant fool still thnks Obama has anything at all to do with our government other than reading prescripted messages from a teleprompter and signing documents as he's ordered to do so?

Putin is playing chess. Obama is playing marbles. What goofball thinks Obama won't make the United States look like a bunch of idiots are running it again... like every other time Obama pretended to be a leader in the world.
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<quoted text> The oil is still being taken to the Gulf coast idiot. Just by less safe truck and train. Libtards are SO stupid!!!!!!
For a lowlife paranoid space cadet like you to call PDupont stupid is the height of redneck retardation. Too funny?

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Low IQ people aren't worried about what's on a label...

"Michelle Obama: America's Moms Are 'Confused and Bewildered,''Defeated' by Grocery Shopping"

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/susan-jones/m...

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I'm going to try to cure some ignorance here.No doubt this factual knowledge will be blocked by the Democrat indoctrination causing severe cognitive dissonance among the indoctrinated dupes that still ludicrously support the rebellion Obama' is leading against the government of the United States.

Everyone is being misled about Ukraine. This looks like another diversion Obama and the Democrats desperately need. Here are the facts about Crimea and Ukraine.
Crimea was an autonomous republic in the Soviet Union. Russia took Crimea from the Turks in the days of Ivan Grozny, and later Czar Peter established Sevastopol and built the navy yard there, and that has been the headquarters for Russia’s Black Sea Fleet since. Crimea is about 80% Russian. England fought Russia in the Crimean War. Crimea stayed Russian.
Kruschev, being Ukrainian, authorized combining the autonomous republic of Crimea with Ukraine. After the end of the Soviet Union, Russia allowed that combination to remain in effect, giving each a mutual need for the other. Ukraine could have not accepted Crimea, but including Crimea was a needed boost to their economy.
Russia could care less about what happens in Ukraine. But, don't threaten Crimea. When push comes to shove, Crimea is Russia to Russians, and has been for centuries.
Again, our so-called "news" media is enhancing your ignorance. Obama definitely needs a diversion, just like many times previously. Venezuela is burning. 50 thousand people have been killed right across our southern border. And the so-called "news" media is focusing your attention on some issue that we have absolutely no business messing with.
Ukrainians elected an incompetent government. They are paying the price for it. Russia is preventing that chaos from affecting Crimea.

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And the award for best actor goes to...
Barack Obama for his leading role in "The Columbia Graduate".
(Not nominated was Obama for his role in "The Constitutional Lawyer". Nobody on Earth believed that character.)
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Hubby's brother is an expert at home repairs and renovations. Does it on the side. He'd probably agree to help us put on a new roof. People used to do it all the time. Of course, that was probably before big government regulated putting on a new roof.
We're turning off the pump for the pool at least six months out of the year and covering it up. Will hire a pool man to get it back in shape a few months during the summer. We really didn't want the pool just for this reason. It just came with the house. Jacks up the insurance too. But nothing we can do about it. Daughter says at least it will come in handy with grandkids...sometime down the road. Of course, after they learn how to swim.
Yes Carol it's a real shame that government wants roofers to actually know what they're doing and not putting up something that would fall on your head in a heavy wind or leak like sieve during a rainstorm.
By the way it's your own local government that makes those rules.
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Oh lookie - the Bumpass Bumpkin is back! The mental midget must have become tired of socking and using his proxies - way too much work for a commie!
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For a lowlife paranoid space cadet like you to call PDupont stupid is the height of redneck retardation. Too funny?

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A truck or a rail car by their nature can only hold a limited amount and when an accident occurs damage control happens immediately. A pipe line carries exponentially more and a leak can go days or weeks without being detected and by that time more damage is done.
You're an idiot!
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