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OK Health Care Freedom Amendment, State Question 756

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Packing Heat

Jacksonville, AR

#76422 Aug 5, 2014
TAMARA wrote:
Man all the no information posting being done by all these intelligent Democrats are really in rare forum. If this is all the smarts they have this country is in really big trouble.
So sayeth the village idiot according to DoesntMatter.
TAMARA

Jacksonville, AR

#76423 Aug 5, 2014
Don't fu**ck with me, or I will rip off your head and sh!t down your neck...!!!
Joyce

Jacksonville, AR

#76424 Aug 5, 2014
Nasty ho, reminds me of Failin..
Jenks

United States

#76425 Aug 5, 2014
TAMARA wrote:
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At U.S.-Africa Summit, Joe Biden References “The Nation Of Africa”
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On Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden gave a speech at a business forum focused on strengthening the economic relationship between the United States and Africa. Embarrassingly, Biden seems to think Africa is a nation, not a continent.
From our friends at the Washington Free Beacon:
Biden suggested Africa was a nation while speaking Monday at the U.S. Africa Summit.
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“There is no reason the nation of Africa cannot, and should not, join the ranks of the worlds [sic] most prosperous nations,” Biden said.
Well, when President Obama thinks he’s visited all 57 states, I guess that can be expected.
Joe Biden is a laugh and a gaffe a minute and he's the next in line to the president...boy oh boy can the progs pick them or what?
Jenks

United States

#76426 Aug 5, 2014
Two words sum up the mood of the nation: Fed up.

Six in 10 Americans are dissatisfied with the state of the U.S. economy, more than 70 percent believe the country is headed in the wrong direction, and nearly 80 percent are down on the country’s political system, according to the latest NBC News / Wall Street Journal poll.

The frustration carries over to the nation’s political leaders, with President Barack Obama’s overall approval rating hitting a new low at 40 percent, and a mere 14 percent of the public giving Congress a thumbs up.

http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/first-read/am...
LOL WIngnuts

Oklahoma City, OK

#76427 Aug 5, 2014
#FoxNews devoted 225 segments to launch of most recent #Benghaziwitch-hunt.

ZERO to #GOP report saying “no scandal”http://t.co/y3vb3nMgoL

— The Daily Edge (@TheDailyEdge) August 5, 2014
Jenks

United States

#76428 Aug 5, 2014
Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Tackett: Tennant supports the president ‘on most of his policies’

By Dave Boucher, Capitol Bureau Chief

The campaign chairman for Democratic Senate nominee Natalie Tennant recently said Tennant agrees with President Barack Obama “on most of his policies.”

Maj. Gen. Allen Tackett, the retired head of the West Virginia National Guard, misspoke when he made the statement Saturday in Logan before a Democratic campaign event, Tennant campaign spokeswoman Jenny Donohue said.

“The general misspoke. Natalie does not support the majority of the president’s policies,” Donohue said Monday evening.

“The only thing that influences Natalie Tennant’s policies is what’s right for the people of West Virginia. She’ll stand up to the president when he’s wrong, and she’ll work with anyone who’s willing to do what’s right for West Virginia.”

A tracker, a person paid to follow political candidates and capture comments on tape, filmed Tackett making the statement. The video was posted to YouTube Monday.

Obama and the carbon emission standards recently proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are not popular in the state. The Tennant campaign has repeatedly criticized the proposed standards and consistently tried to distance itself from the Democratic leader.

After first lady Michelle Obama said in November 2013 it was “critical” to elect Tennant, the campaign was quick to say the statement was not an endorsement. More recently, Tennant aired a campaign advertisement where she symbolically shuts off the lights at the White House to make sure Obama “gets the message” she disagrees with his energy policies.

The Tennant campaign also opposes expanded federal background checks for gun purchases — an issue championed by Sen. Joe Manchin after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School — and a delay of the employer mandate in the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, Donohue said.

The campaign for Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, Tennant’s GOP opponent in the Senate race, has consistently pointed to Tennant’s support of the president in the 2008 and 2012 elections in arguing Tennant is “out of touch” with West Virginians.

“Natalie Tennant might not be willing to tell the truth about her strong support of Obama and his policies, but her campaign chairman is,” campaign spokeswoman Amy Graham said Monday.

“The more Natalie Tennant tries to dodge her record of defending Obama’s anti-coal agenda, the more voters will see just how wrong she is for West Virginia.”

Donohue said Capito wants to run against the president because she knows her record “doesn’t stand up” to Tennant’s. She also said “going after a military hero like General Tackett is a new low.”

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ROFLMAO...sucks when you record comes back and bites you in the a$$.
LOL WIngnuts

Oklahoma City, OK

#76429 Aug 5, 2014
If you're worried about Ebola, which 100% of scientists say don't, but not climate change, which 97% say do, reflect on your choices.

— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) August 6, 2014
TAMARA

Edmond, OK

#76430 Aug 5, 2014
Jenks:

From what I am reading from the posting that I call being done by the Village Idiot and they proclaim to be True Democrats it does not surprise me that the Democrats back like the likes of Biden, Reid, Pelosi and Obama. And Biden fits right in with the Village Idiot Crowd. Don't you agree?
Jenks

United States

#76431 Aug 5, 2014
WASHINGTON, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- The Gang of Eight immigration bill (S.744) passed by the U.S. Senate last June, and voted for by both Tennessee senators - Lamar Alexander (R) and Bob Corker (R), would have roughly doubled the number of new foreign workers allowed into the country, as well as legalized illegal immigrants. To put into context the possible effects of this legislation on Tennessee, the Center for Immigration Studies has analyzed recent government data on employment.

The analysis shows that, since 2000, all of the net increase in the number of working-age (16 to 65) people holding a job in Tennessee has gone to immigrants (legal and illegal). This is the case even though the native-born accounted for 60 percent of the growth in the state's total working-age population.

View additional information at http://cis.org/all-tennessee-employment-growt... .
Jenks

United States

#76432 Aug 5, 2014
TAMARA wrote:
Jenks:
From what I am reading from the posting that I call being done by the Village Idiot and they proclaim to be True Democrats it does not surprise me that the Democrats back like the likes of Biden, Reid, Pelosi and Obama. And Biden fits right in with the Village Idiot Crowd. Don't you agree?
Most assuredly on both counts! It would be funny if it wasn't so harmful to Americans.
Jenks

United States

#76433 Aug 5, 2014
ABUJA, Nigeria (CBS Atlanta/AP)— The doctor who treated a man who flew to Nigeria and died of Ebola now has contracted the disease, authorities said Monday, presenting a dire challenge to Africa’s most populous nation as the regional toll for the outbreak grew to 887 dead.
As Nigerian health authorities rushed to quarantine others who had been exposed, a special plane left Liberia to evacuate the second American missionary who fell ill with Ebola. Nancy Writebol, 59, is expected to arrive in Atlanta on Tuesday, where she will be treated at a special isolation ward.
The second confirmed case in Nigeria is a doctor who treated Patrick Sawyer, the Liberian-American man who died July 25 days after arriving in Nigeria from Liberia, said Nigerian Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu.
Three others who also treated Sawyer now show symptoms of Ebola and their test results are pending, he said. Authorities are trying to trace and quarantine others in Lagos, sub-Saharan Africa’s largest city of 21 million people.
“This cluster of cases in Lagos, Nigeria is very concerning,” said Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Controls and Prevention, which is dispatching 50 experienced disease control specialists to West Africa.
“It shows what happens if meticulous infection control, contact tracing, and proper isolation of patients with suspected Ebola is not done. Stopping the spread in Lagos will be difficult but it can be done,” he said.
The World Health Organization announced Monday that the death toll has increased from 729 to 887 deaths in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria.
Cases in Liberia jumped from 156 to 255, WHO said, as the government ordered that all Ebola victims must now be cremated because of rising opposition to burials in neighborhoods around the capital. Over the weekend, police were called in amid a standoff over whether health authorities could bury nearly two dozen victims in a neighborhood on the outskirts of the capital, Monrovia.
A senior doctor working for a leading medical organization in Liberia told CBS News that Ebola is “spinning out of control” in West Africa because it is so difficult to contain. The doctor stated that what has made this outbreak different from others is that this one spread in urban areas.
The doctor also told CBS News that many cases are going unreported because relatives have been burying still-contagious bodies of the dead in secret and that they are just simply scared to report the cases.
Sierra Leone marked a national stay-at-home day Monday in an effort to halt the disease’s spread. A documentary film of the first outbreak of the Ebola disease in Congo was being shown intermittently throughout the day by the national broadcaster.
The emergence of a second case in Nigeria raises serious concerns about the infection control practices there, and also raises the specter that more cases could emerge. It can take up to 21 days after exposure to the virus for symptoms to appear. They include fever, sore throat, muscle pains and headaches. Often nausea, vomiting and diarrhea follow, along with severe internal and external bleeding in advanced stages of the disease.
“This fits exactly with the pattern that we’ve seen in the past. Either someone gets sick and infects their relatives, or goes to a hospital and health workers get sick,” said Gregory Hartl, World Health Organization spokesman in Geneva.“It’s extremely unfortunate but it’s not unexpected. This was a sick man getting off a plane and unfortunately no one knew he had Ebola.”
Jenks

United States

#76434 Aug 5, 2014
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Doctors and other health workers on the front lines of the Ebola crisis have been among the most vulnerable to infection as they are in direct physical contact with patients. The disease is not airborne, and only transmitted through contact with bodily fluids such as saliva, blood, vomit, sweat or feces.
Sawyer, who was traveling to Nigeria on business, became ill while aboard a flight and Nigerian authorities immediately took him into isolation upon arrival in Lagos. They did not quarantine his fellow passengers, and have insisted that the risk of additional cases was minimal.
Nigerian authorities said a total of 70 people are under surveillance and that they hoped to have eight people in quarantine by the end of Monday in an isolation ward in Lagos.
Tracking down all the people who came into contact with Sawyer and his caregivers could prove difficult at this late stage, said Ben Neuman, a virologist and Ebola expert at Britain’s University of Reading.
“Contact tracing is essential but it’s very hard to get enough people to do that,” he said.“For the average case, you want to look back and catch the 20 to 30 people they had closest contact with and that takes a lot of effort and legwork … The most important thing now is to do the contact tracing and quarantine any contacts who may be symptomatic.”
(TM and © Copyright 2014 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2014 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)
Dix

United States

#76435 Aug 5, 2014
Jenks wrote:
Two words sum up the mood of the nation: Fed up.
Six in 10 Americans are dissatisfied with the state of the U.S. economy, more than 70 percent believe the country is headed in the wrong direction, and nearly 80 percent are down on the country’s political system, according to the latest NBC News / Wall Street Journal poll.
The frustration carries over to the nation’s political leaders, with President Barack Obama’s overall approval rating hitting a new low at 40 percent, and a mere 14 percent of the public giving Congress a thumbs up.
http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/first-read/am...
It's worse than 6 out of 10 NBC WSJ being what they are those are the results you'll get.
Dix

United States

#76436 Aug 5, 2014
Jenks wrote:
ABUJA, Nigeria (CBS Atlanta/AP)— The doctor who treated a man who flew to Nigeria and died of Ebola now has contracted the disease, authorities said Monday, presenting a dire challenge to Africa’s most populous nation as the regional toll for the outbreak grew to 887 dead.
As Nigerian health authorities rushed to quarantine others who had been exposed, a special plane left Liberia to evacuate the second American missionary who fell ill with Ebola. Nancy Writebol, 59, is expected to arrive in Atlanta on Tuesday, where she will be treated at a special isolation ward.
The second confirmed case in Nigeria is a doctor who treated Patrick Sawyer, the Liberian-American man who died July 25 days after arriving in Nigeria from Liberia, said Nigerian Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu.
Three others who also treated Sawyer now show symptoms of Ebola and their test results are pending, he said. Authorities are trying to trace and quarantine others in Lagos, sub-Saharan Africa’s largest city of 21 million people.
“This cluster of cases in Lagos, Nigeria is very concerning,” said Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Controls and Prevention, which is dispatching 50 experienced disease control specialists to West Africa.
“It shows what happens if meticulous infection control, contact tracing, and proper isolation of patients with suspected Ebola is not done. Stopping the spread in Lagos will be difficult but it can be done,” he said.
The World Health Organization announced Monday that the death toll has increased from 729 to 887 deaths in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria.
Cases in Liberia jumped from 156 to 255, WHO said, as the government ordered that all Ebola victims must now be cremated because of rising opposition to burials in neighborhoods around the capital. Over the weekend, police were called in amid a standoff over whether health authorities could bury nearly two dozen victims in a neighborhood on the outskirts of the capital, Monrovia.
A senior doctor working for a leading medical organization in Liberia told CBS News that Ebola is “spinning out of control” in West Africa because it is so difficult to contain. The doctor stated that what has made this outbreak different from others is that this one spread in urban areas.
The doctor also told CBS News that many cases are going unreported because relatives have been burying still-contagious bodies of the dead in secret and that they are just simply scared to report the cases.
Sierra Leone marked a national stay-at-home day Monday in an effort to halt the disease’s spread. A documentary film of the first outbreak of the Ebola disease in Congo was being shown intermittently throughout the day by the national broadcaster.
The emergence of a second case in Nigeria raises serious concerns about the infection control practices there, and also raises the specter that more cases could emerge. It can take up to 21 days after exposure to the virus for symptoms to appear. They include fever, sore throat, muscle pains and headaches. Often nausea, vomiting and diarrhea follow, along with severe internal and external bleeding in advanced stages of the disease.
“This fits exactly with the pattern that we’ve seen in the past. Either someone gets sick and infects their relatives, or goes to a hospital and health workers get sick,” said Gregory Hartl, World Health Organization spokesman in Geneva.“It’s extremely unfortunate but it’s not unexpected. This was a sick man getting off a plane and unfortunately no one knew he had Ebola.”
Damn that stuff spreads like wildfire.
LOL WIngnuts

Oklahoma City, OK

#76437 Aug 5, 2014
LOL WIngnuts wrote:
#FoxNews devoted 225 segments to launch of most recent #Benghaziwitch-hunt.
ZERO to #GOP report saying “no scandal”http://t.co/y3vb3nMgoL
— The Daily Edge (@TheDailyEdge) August 5, 2014
It won't take much for voters in November and again in the general that they were being lied to and mislead about Benghazi and the IRS.....by the teapot Republicans...
LOL WIngnuts

Oklahoma City, OK

#76438 Aug 5, 2014
S&P finally finds something to dislike in our extreme wealth gap: It's hurting economic growth

Neither compassion nor crypto-socialism has spurred Standard & Poor’s to conclude after new research that the growing U.S. wealth gap is problematic. It's all about the ever-more extreme gap's impact on growth. The rating agency says wealth inequality has slowed the economic recovery from the Great Recession. While the top economic tier has done quite well since 2009, move down a few rungs and it's been a different story. As Josh Boak reports:

The widening gap between the wealthiest Americans and everyone else has made the economy more prone to boom-bust cycles and slowed the 5-year-old recovery from the recession.

Economic disparities appear to be reaching extremes that "need to be watched because they're damaging to growth," said Beth Ann Bovino, chief U.S. economist at S&P.

Because of the wealth gap, the rating agency said Tuesday that it has lowered its long-range economic outlook from the 2.8 percent rate of growth it forecast five years ago to 2.5 percent.
LOL WIngnuts

Oklahoma City, OK

#76439 Aug 5, 2014
Writing an op-ed for Bloomberg, Edward D. Kleinbard—now a professor at the University of Southern California's Gould School of Law and a Fellow at The Century Foundation and formerly chief of staff of the U.S. Congress’s non-partisan Joint Committee on Taxation—takes a stronger stance than the S&P study:

"Defenders of the status quo have no answer to why the U.S. is an outlier in the rate at which income inequality has grown. There is something about the U.S. that is unique, and it's not its markets, which are largely indistinguishable from those of other countries. No, it's the comparatively parsimonious investments the U.S. makes in its citizens. Americans simply do not have equal opportunities. This is more than an ethical or social issue: Underinvestment in human capital leads to lower productivity, which is to say, lower national income. Comparative data show that the U.S. offers less social and economic mobility than do many of its peer countries—a startling rebuke to the mythology of America as the land of opportunity."

Additional investment in education is certainly one of the key areas of "human capital" needing attention. But, as we have learned the hard way, just getting more schooling or job training will not reduce the income and wealth gaps if done absent adjustments, reforms or upending of other policies, especially tax policies. While even the S&P is now willing to speak the word "inequality," it's proving itself a better describer than prescriber, far away from offering solutions that make much, if any, difference.
Dix

United States

#76440 Aug 5, 2014
Great article on the border issue has radio transmission by border agents and informative graphs. The southern border is totally out of control this issue with Ebola just makes it worse with internal govt. documents proving people from locations infected with this disease are crossing our border.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/08/05/he...
Jenks

United States

#76441 Aug 5, 2014
Dix wrote:
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Damn that stuff spreads like wildfire.
I hear ya bro. We're not safe from it here no matter what the wonks and wonkettes of media want to sell. But I heard a report on the American doc who was sick with it and it appears the cocktail they gave him is working I hope so maybe they can develop a vaccine that would be great. Save us and those overseas.

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