Bush is a hero

“Pillars of Creation....”

Since: Jan 11

Into this world we're thrown

#174753 Feb 1, 2014
Lost In Transition wrote:
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Hey, Larry.
If you get the chance, you should watch the documentary "An Inconsistent Truth." Pretty interesting. And follow the Solar Physicists, a 3,000 year old science that isn't impressed or influenced by the politics of the day.
Hey LIT.

Thanks, I haven't had any luck finding it online, but I'll check the local video store, They usually have that stuff for rent.

Havent had much luck with Solar Physicists yet either.

Is it warming up down there yet?

“Pillars of Creation....”

Since: Jan 11

Into this world we're thrown

#174754 Feb 1, 2014
Has anyone else noticed the price jumps at the grocery store? Its about $5 for a friggin pound of burger here now.
Lost In Transition

Big Stone Gap, VA

#174755 Feb 1, 2014
lisw wrote:
I admit I did not listen to the whole state of the union speech. I lasted about 20 minutes, so I missed the MyRA part. Haven't heard lots of comments on it. But I have to ask "What is he thinking?" Most don't have the extra money to invest in their future and those who do know there are lots better deals out there than a 2% return which doesn't even match inflation.
Think national debt in the tens of $trillions$.........yearly deficits in the hundreds of $billions$.......now think forced government bond purchases. Don't worry, though, they're gonna hire Al Gore to place those bonds in his lock-box.
What a racket.
Lost In Transition

Big Stone Gap, VA

#174756 Feb 1, 2014
Rider on the Storm wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey LIT.
Thanks, I haven't had any luck finding it online, but I'll check the local video store, They usually have that stuff for rent.
Havent had much luck with Solar Physicists yet either.
Is it warming up down there yet?
It's a pretty interesting film, made in response to Gore's "Inconvenient Truth". Only this one actually has scientists in it rather than.....well......Al Gore.
We're actually supposed to make a run at 70 today and tomorrow. Been pretty nippy down here. I've been talking to some of the locals, they're hoping these glaciers will start to melt.
Lyndi

Sarasota, FL

#174757 Feb 1, 2014
lisw wrote:
I admit I did not listen to the whole state of the union speech. I lasted about 20 minutes, so I missed the MyRA part. Haven't heard lots of comments on it. But I have to ask "What is he thinking?" Most don't have the extra money to invest in their future and those who do know there are lots better deals out there than a 2% return which doesn't even match inflation.


Letterman's take.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1allc3_davi...
Lost In Transition

Big Stone Gap, VA

#174758 Feb 1, 2014
Lyndi wrote:
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Letterman's take.
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1allc3_davi...
From Body Language 101....

The Nose Touch - In essence, the nose touch gesture is a sophisticated, disguised version of the mouth guard gesture. It may consist of several light rubs below the nose or it may be one quick, almost imperceptible touch. Like the mouth guard gesture, it can be used both by the speaker to disguise his own deceit and by the listener who doubts the speaker’s words.

The Eye Rub -'See no evil' says the wise monkey, and this gesture is the brain's attempt to block out the deceit, doubt or lie that it sees or to avoid having to look at the face of the person to whom he is telling the lie. Men usually rub their eyes vigorously and if the lie is a big one they will often look away, normally towards the floor. Women use a small, gentle rubbing motion just below the eye, either because they have been brought up to avoid making robust gestures, or to avoid smudging make-up. They also avoid a listener’s gaze by looking at the ceiling.

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Ear Rub and Neck Scratch

The Ear Rub - This is, in effect, an attempt by the listener to 'hear no evil' in trying to block the words by putting the hand around or over the ear. This is the sophisticated adult version of the handsover-both-ears gesture used by the young child who wants to block out his parent's reprimands. Other variations of the ear rub gesture include rubbing the back of the ear, the finger drill (where the fingertip is screwed back and forth inside the ear), pulling at the earlobe or bending the entire ear forward to cover the earhole. This last gesture is a signal that the person has heard enough or may want to speak.

The Neck Scratch - In this case, the index finger of the writing hand scratches below the earlobe, or may even scratch the side of the neck. Our observation of this gesture, reveals an interesting point. The person scratches about five times. Rarely is the number of scratches less than five and seldom more than five. This gesture is a signal of doubt or uncertainty and is characteristic of the person who says, "I'm not sure I agree." It is very noticeable when the verbal language contradicts it, for example, when the person says something like, "I can understand how you feel."
Lyndi

Sarasota, FL

#174759 Feb 1, 2014
Lost In Transition wrote:
<quoted text>
From Body Language 101....
The Nose Touch - In essence, the nose touch gesture is a sophisticated, disguised version of the mouth guard gesture. It may consist of several light rubs below the nose or it may be one quick, almost imperceptible touch. Like the mouth guard gesture, it can be used both by the speaker to disguise his own deceit and by the listener who doubts the speaker’s words.
The Eye Rub -'See no evil' says the wise monkey, and this gesture is the brain's attempt to block out the deceit, doubt or lie that it sees or to avoid having to look at the face of the person to whom he is telling the lie. Men usually rub their eyes vigorously and if the lie is a big one they will often look away, normally towards the floor. Women use a small, gentle rubbing motion just below the eye, either because they have been brought up to avoid making robust gestures, or to avoid smudging make-up. They also avoid a listener’s gaze by looking at the ceiling.
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Ear Rub and Neck Scratch
The Ear Rub - This is, in effect, an attempt by the listener to 'hear no evil' in trying to block the words by putting the hand around or over the ear. This is the sophisticated adult version of the handsover-both-ears gesture used by the young child who wants to block out his parent's reprimands. Other variations of the ear rub gesture include rubbing the back of the ear, the finger drill (where the fingertip is screwed back and forth inside the ear), pulling at the earlobe or bending the entire ear forward to cover the earhole. This last gesture is a signal that the person has heard enough or may want to speak.
The Neck Scratch - In this case, the index finger of the writing hand scratches below the earlobe, or may even scratch the side of the neck. Our observation of this gesture, reveals an interesting point. The person scratches about five times. Rarely is the number of scratches less than five and seldom more than five. This gesture is a signal of doubt or uncertainty and is characteristic of the person who says, "I'm not sure I agree." It is very noticeable when the verbal language contradicts it, for example, when the person says something like, "I can understand how you feel."
lol
Lyndi

Sarasota, FL

#174760 Feb 1, 2014
WWII vs. Now.

During the 3 1/2 years of World War II that started with the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor in December 1941 and ended with the surrender of Germany and Japan in 1945, the U.S. produced 22 aircraft carriers, 8 battleships, 48 cruisers, 349 destroyers, 420 destroyer escorts, 203 submarines, 34 million tons of merchant ships, 100,000 fighter aircraft, 98,000 bombers, 24,000 transport aircraft, 58,000 training aircraft, 93,000 tanks, 257,000 artillery pieces, 105,000 mortars, 3,000,000 machine guns, and 2,500,000 military trucks.

We put 16.1 million men in uniform in the various armed services, invaded Africa, invaded Sicily and Italy, won the battle for the Atlantic, planned and executed D-Day, marched across the Pacific and Europe, developed the atomic bomb and ultimately conquered Japan and Germany.

It's worth noting, that during almost the same amount of time, the Obama administration couldn't build a functioning web site.

“Help Cecil Help!”

Since: Dec 06

Lafayette IN

#174761 Feb 1, 2014
Lyndi wrote:
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Are YOU serious? I'm opposed to communism. Why on earth would I be okay with her praising the "efficiency" with which a dictatorship can implement vast policies by a handful of decision makers and simultaneously demean the US democratic system due to it's more tedious legislative processes which include the voices of it's citizens?
And no, I don't "attribute" global warming/ climate change to communism but I'm naturally suspect on any large measure taken which involves vast amounts of money, vast amounts of power, what looks to be a systematic program of panicking the masses and led in good part by left leaning figures. All I have to do is look at the major players who kicked the global warming hysteria off, look at who's most invested in it, look at who's making mountains of money off it and my suspicions just bubble to the surface all on their own.
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***** "The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed and hence clamorous to be led to safety by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary."
***** "The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false face for the urge to rule it."
H.L. Mencken
Yes or no question - can a dictatorship implement policies more quickly than a democracy?

If the answer is yes, then what you have is a statement of fact - and a rather meaningless one at that.

It think it's hilarious you're quoting Menken, because the hobgoblins under discussion here is the specter of communism, all over some remarks made by a Costa Rican-born diplomat/UN apparatchik.

Oh, wait. It's the UN. Hmmmm ...

"It's like déjà vu all over again."
Yogi Berra
Lyndi

Sarasota, FL

#174762 Feb 1, 2014
Chris Clearwater wrote:
Anyone catch msnbc this week as they showed what bigots they are again?
One Glance and You’ll Know Exactly Why MSNBC Deleted and Apologized for This Horribly Offensive Tweet
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/01/29/on...
MSNBC is tanking, so is the current administration and they're reacting to both those facts with shock talk and misplaced anger. They've got nothing else. Obama has become a major detriment to democrats trying to hang on to their seats in Congress in November. He's gone from being the Wonder Boy to Typhoid Mary and it's making them nasty. It's a pattern. Last month it was making a joke about Mitt Romney's new black grandchild. Before that it was Bashir's vulgar attack on Palin. Chris Matthews, he'll say anything. It's one big sty over there.
Lyndi

Sarasota, FL

#174763 Feb 1, 2014
WildWeirdWillie wrote:
<quoted text>Yes or no question - can a dictatorship implement policies more quickly than a democracy?
If the answer is yes, then what you have is a statement of fact - and a rather meaningless one at that.
It think it's hilarious you're quoting Menken, because the hobgoblins under discussion here is the specter of communism, all over some remarks made by a Costa Rican-born diplomat/UN apparatchik.
Oh, wait. It's the UN. Hmmmm ...
"It's like déjà vu all over again."
Yogi Berra

You have a propensity for trying to halt discussions at their most ridiculous points.

Yes, dictatorships can implement policies faster, WHICH begs a new question. If you don't know what that question is, you're less inquisitive than I thought.

Since: Feb 13

Location hidden

#174764 Feb 1, 2014
Lyndi wrote:
<quoted text>
MSNBC is tanking, so is the current administration and they're reacting to both those facts with shock talk and misplaced anger. They've got nothing else. Obama has become a major detriment to democrats trying to hang on to their seats in Congress in November. He's gone from being the Wonder Boy to Typhoid Mary and it's making them nasty. It's a pattern. Last month it was making a joke about Mitt Romney's new black grandchild. Before that it was Bashir's vulgar attack on Palin. Chris Matthews, he'll say anything. It's one big sty over there.
You are correct. Obama's latest poll numbers show him at only 37% for helping the economy. Followed by that same poll listing the GOP at 19%. Followed by a Tea Party approval rate of 8%.
Obama still doubles the Rupubs in polling on every issue questioned.

“Rainbow: God's covenant ”

Since: May 07

Safety Harbor, FL

#174765 Feb 1, 2014
Rider on the Storm wrote:
Has anyone else noticed the price jumps at the grocery store? Its about $5 for a friggin pound of burger here now.
We have. When I was first let go a few things like steak perhaps once a month went by the wayside. Now back to regular hours and steady pay its about 120.00 less a week than before, we notice not only food inflation but how packages have been downsized as well. A few years ago I didn't use coupons much now we rely on them. Last night my grocery bill was about 65.00 with about 30.00 in coupons and buy one get one deals a local store has.

“Rainbow: God's covenant ”

Since: May 07

Safety Harbor, FL

#174766 Feb 1, 2014
Lyndi wrote:
<quoted text>
MSNBC is tanking, so is the current administration and they're reacting to both those facts with shock talk and misplaced anger. They've got nothing else. Obama has become a major detriment to democrats trying to hang on to their seats in Congress in November. He's gone from being the Wonder Boy to Typhoid Mary and it's making them nasty. It's a pattern. Last month it was making a joke about Mitt Romney's new black grandchild. Before that it was Bashir's vulgar attack on Palin. Chris Matthews, he'll say anything. It's one big sty over there.
I see it as a snapshot of the day. Go visit any forum on topix or elsewhere where religion is a focus and most that speak tolerance offer none to any pov but the ones they hold to. At least this time the person in question was quickly fired but I laughed when msnbc said those views don't reflect them. It seems most of the time it reflects them very much. Funny thing is right now they are beating cnn in ratings. Lets see where they are in 5 to 10 years. My guess is gone.

“Rainbow: God's covenant ”

Since: May 07

Safety Harbor, FL

#174767 Feb 1, 2014
Lost In Transition wrote:
<quoted text>
It's a pretty interesting film, made in response to Gore's "Inconvenient Truth". Only this one actually has scientists in it rather than.....well......Al Gore.
We're actually supposed to make a run at 70 today and tomorrow. Been pretty nippy down here. I've been talking to some of the locals, they're hoping these glaciers will start to melt.
Indeed it was wet and cold. It didn't feel like Clearwater with rain and highs in the low 40s. Damn truck got stuck in the mud too and some cool Jamaican Christians helped me get out! But its a new day and looking for 80 today.

“Rainbow: God's covenant ”

Since: May 07

Safety Harbor, FL

#174768 Feb 1, 2014
lisw wrote:
I admit I did not listen to the whole state of the union speech. I lasted about 20 minutes, so I missed the MyRA part. Haven't heard lots of comments on it. But I have to ask "What is he thinking?" Most don't have the extra money to invest in their future and those who do know there are lots better deals out there than a 2% return which doesn't even match inflation.
Didn't watch the liar speak but did hear about this. Am I correct in understanding the plan is to give the government control over pensions?

“Help Cecil Help!”

Since: Dec 06

Lafayette IN

#174769 Feb 1, 2014
Lyndi wrote:
<quoted text>
You have a propensity for trying to halt discussions at their most ridiculous points.
Yes, dictatorships can implement policies faster, WHICH begs a new question. If you don't know what that question is, you're less inquisitive than I thought.
Between Idiot 2.0 accusing me of having a commie agenda, and that pathetic piece of propaganda you posted, I don't see how the discussion COULD have gotten any more ridiculous.

I think it's far more probable that the UN whatever-her-title-was was speaking diplomat-speak to encourage the Chinese to keep up the work they've been doing. Yes, I understand it's something you don't agree with, but still ...

The best example of that I can think of off the top of my head is when GWHB was VP he went to the Philippines and praised Marcos for his adherence to democratic principles, when in fact the Marcos regime was one of the most repressive on the planet. That was done to keep him talking (and protect the base rights agreements), not because he really did adhere to democratic principles in any way.

“Custer @ LBH - Ooops”

Since: Nov 07

Bakersfield, CA

#174770 Feb 1, 2014
Catcher1 wrote:
<quoted text>
After all the demeaning, you give little old me credit for the President's actions?
Had we not expressed disdain over you enablers in here on several occasions, you may've had a semi-valid point. Now, you're stretched out over the abyss on a highwire, and no net.

You were better off mute.

“Custer @ LBH - Ooops”

Since: Nov 07

Bakersfield, CA

#174771 Feb 1, 2014
Injudgement wrote:
<quoted text>You are correct. Obama's latest poll numbers show him at only 37% for helping the economy. Followed by that same poll listing the GOP at 19%. Followed by a Tea Party approval rate of 8%.
Obama still doubles the Rupubs in polling on every issue questioned.
Not that the liberal lame-stream media has anything to do with those numbers.

“ Xue Rengui”

Since: Oct 09

Khitan extraordinaire

#174772 Feb 1, 2014
Lyndi wrote:
WWII vs. Now.
During the 3 1/2 years of World War II that started with the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor in December 1941 and ended with the surrender of Germany and Japan in 1945, the U.S. produced 22 aircraft carriers, 8 battleships, 48 cruisers, 349 destroyers, 420 destroyer escorts, 203 submarines, 34 million tons of merchant ships, 100,000 fighter aircraft, 98,000 bombers, 24,000 transport aircraft, 58,000 training aircraft, 93,000 tanks, 257,000 artillery pieces, 105,000 mortars, 3,000,000 machine guns, and 2,500,000 military trucks.
We put 16.1 million men in uniform in the various armed services, invaded Africa, invaded Sicily and Italy, won the battle for the Atlantic, planned and executed D-Day, marched across the Pacific and Europe, developed the atomic bomb and ultimately conquered Japan and Germany.
It's worth noting, that during almost the same amount of time, the Obama administration couldn't build a functioning web site.
Hello Lyndi,

Not to detract from your statement, just got me thinking...

Empire State Building - less than a year and a half; Freedom Tower.......

And where are those moon bases and under sea cities I saw ,that was to be in our future(now), at the '64 New York Worlds Fair?

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