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The only approval rating that has any meaning occurred on November 6, 2012. Any subsequent approval ratings are meaningless (source : Atticus Tiberius Finch)
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#183506 Jan 4, 2014
#183507 Jan 4, 2014
LMAO!!! Very good, I don't have it!!
#183508 Jan 4, 2014
LMAO!!! Yep, just like the first one.
Since: Aug 08
#183509 Jan 4, 2014
"I will be voting to give the President of the United States the authority to use force - if necessary - to disarm Saddam Hussein because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our security".
Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA) Oct. 9, 2002
Since: May 10
#183510 Jan 5, 2014
What happened to Kim Jong-un's Uncle Jang Song Thaek? They ate him? You see, Jang was executed in front of the North Korean officials. They striped the cloths off of him and then feed him a alive to 120 starving dogs. And a few days later, they had a banquet in which those officials were served ..... cagogi (dog meat).
Oh course they all ate the cagogi as if they were not seen not only to eat it, and seen to enjoy the diner, they might be on the menu of the next banquet. And you guys thought Saddamn Hussein was a bad dude?
I wonder if Denis Rodman was at the banquet?
#183512 Jan 5, 2014
Freedom is the value and fruit of life these days..
The declining of freedom is happening in the west, as any such information of credit cards collected not from those interested in marketing and selling products, but from spy agencies, is amounting to privacy and righteous liberty intrusion.
Majority of cellphone conversations are tapped.
This shows that US has done all these too much and no other countries would spy and hack on their people that much, from hacking on cellphone, Internet usage and so on.
You can ask if that is any good, compared to other places which don't do that to you.
Freedom privacy and liberty rights are supposed to be the fundamental essentials in this world.
If this is not the decline of righteous liberty privacy value, what will that be?
Relative speaking, which is better, related to places don't do that, compared to the west?
Isn't it true that others are improving themselves by making progress in freedom liberty, economics, education and many areas while the west is going downhill?
Are all these not as the west decline, especially on freedom while the west used to be known for having the best freedom, but there is no more such then nowadays?
#183513 Jan 5, 2014
Ted hopes to renounce Canadian cit "soon". Legal experts say process is quick and easy - can't understand why Ted is taking so long
(Maybe he's still trying to build a time machine so he can make his "tenounciation" retroactive to the moment of his birth)
Since: May 10
#183514 Jan 5, 2014
#183515 Jan 5, 2014
Kerry: US Will Support Iraq, but Without Troops
JERUSALEM January 5, 2014 (AP)
By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday that America would support Iraq in its fight against al-Qaida-linked militants who have overrun two cities in the country's west, but said the U.S. wouldn't send troops, calling the battle "their fight."
On Iraq, Kerry told reporters the U.S. was very concerned by the al-Qaida linked gunmen who have largely taken over Fallujah and Ramadi in an uprising that has been a blow to the Shiite-led government of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.
The two cities are in Anbar province, a vast desert area on the borders with Syria and Jordan that was the heartland of the Sunni insurgency that rose up against American troops and the Iraqi government after the 2003 U.S.-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein. Fallujah became notorious among Americans when insurgents in 2004 killed four American security contractors and hung their burned bodies from a bridge. Ramadi and other cities have remained battlegrounds as sectarian bloodshed has mounted, with Shiite militias killing Sunnis.
"We are very, very concerned about the efforts of al-Qaida and the Islamic State of Iraq in the Levant, which is affiliated with al-Qaida, who are trying to assert their authority not just in Iraq, but in Syria," Kerry said before leaving to visit Jordan's King Abdullah II and Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah . "These are the most dangerous players in that region. Their barbarism against the civilians in Ramadi and Fallujah and against Iraqi security forces is on display for everyone in the world to see."
He said the U.S. stands with the Iraqi government and others seeking to push back militants who are trying to destabilize the region and undermine a democratic process in Iraq. He said the U.S. was in contact with tribal leaders in Anbar who are standing up to the terrorists.
But he added: "This is a fight that belongs to the Iraqis. That is exactly what the president and the world decided some time ago when we left Iraq, so we are not obviously contemplating returning. We are not contemplating putting boots on the ground. This is their fight.... We will help them in their fight, but this fight, in the end, they will have to win and I am confident they can."
The above report tells the following:
Just what does the MISSION ACCOMPLISHED mean, that the mission on Iraq started by Bush is still not accomplished yet?
For this means to continue the mission, real acts to be undertaken as announced by Kerry exhibit that US is still acting on what is left-over in Iraq.
Doesn't it tell that Obama is acting like the other Bush on Iraq in the continuous involvement, except with no troops this time.
So Obama is supporting and implementing the continuing MISSION being not ACCOMPLISHED -- the Mission being invasion for regime change OF supporting the current Iraq government subsequently, as Kerry points out to fight AL-QAEDA GROUPS by US alone.
Just who would actually join in?
If Obama would call on others to get in as well, then Obama is definitely and very clearly showing as another Bush on Iraq again, to continue rounds and rounds of Bush things to do Iraq over again and again.
Since: May 10
#183516 Jan 5, 2014
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
What is your source for 2013 GDP of $16.9 Trillion? Oh, my bad, the figure I used was based on a 2009 dollar so all I needed to do is correct for population growth of 4.9% so $15 Trillion should be about $15.735 Trillion in 2009 dollars which is, corrected to 2013 should be $16.67 Trillion in 2013 dollars.
But according to this link our GDP for 2013 is only $15.684 T which is below inflation. And this is my link so Mr. Finch, may I see YOUR link?
Note: Mr. Finch NEVER shows links!
Again,(1) where is your link and (2) the source you provided does not mention "GNP" but talks about "GDP". you do know there is a difference, don't you?
The only figure I can find that involves "$16.9 Trillion" has to do with NATIONAL DEBT at the end of FY2013 which ended on Sep. 30, 2013.
You seem to also have a problem of understanding "fiscal year" which here in the U.S. ends at the end of September. Are you smokin' the wicked weed again?
Since: May 10
#183517 Jan 5, 2014
Mmmmm, it was minus eight F in Salina, KS this morning. It is NOT normal to have sub-zero in Salina. I do know they have gotten over 20 inches of snow so far this season.
Tomorrow it is suppose to be +6F in Atlanta which has not seen single-digit temps in over 40 years. Here it is suppose to be 20F. Sounds like Global Warming to me.
“impeach now replace later”
Since: Sep 09
Dump Trump now
#183518 Jan 5, 2014
LMAO Dale, I have one question.
What does the GNP have to do with paying down the "principle"?
“impeach now replace later”
Since: Sep 09
Dump Trump now
#183519 Jan 5, 2014
GDP means Gross DOMESTIC Product. GNP means Gross NATIONAL Product. I have been using the term GNP instead of the current GDP. GDP doesn't mean NATIONAL DEBT
Again I will quote from the Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis Report of December 20, 2013
" Current-dollar GDP -- the market value of the nation's output of goods and services -- increased 6.2 percent, or $251.9 billion, in the third quarter to a level of $16,912.9 billion. In the second quarter, current-dollar GDP increased 3.1 percent, or $125.7 billion."
I have three questions:
1. What does the government's fiscal year have to do with Gross Domestic Product?
2. How can anyone know what the 2013 Gross Domestic Product number is when the FOURTH QUARTER numbers hasn't been calculated?
3. Why did you use 2012 GDP number 15684,80 billion for 2013 when the source you cited clearly stated "The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the United States was worth 15684.80 billion US dollars in 2012."?
#183520 Jan 5, 2014
Are you intentionally leaving out every single Republican in Washington DC who joined the corporate Democrats keeping Too Big To Fail?
Breaking up the banks is hard to do
Remember US banks that were 'too big to fail'? If Congress gets its way, they will be bigger and less accountable than ever
2 November 2009 / http://tinyurl.com/ygcwy5y
Those who like banks that are too big to fail will love the latest financial reform proposals circulating in the US Congress. The bill put forward by Barney Frank, the chairman of the House finance committee, does little to change the current structure of the financial system.
The "too-big-to-fail" banks will be left in place, even bigger and less accountable than before. There will be nothing done to separate commercial and investment banking, so giants like Goldman Sachs will be free to speculate with money guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. The main difference is that the Federal Reserve Board will be granted even more power than it has now. And, we will tell the Fed to be smarter in the future, so that it doesn't make the same stupid mistakes that gave us the current crisis.
While we all want a smarter Fed, it is not clear that the bill before Congress will get us one, even though it will definitely give us a more powerful Fed. The new Fed will be able to decide which financial firms need to be put through a bankruptcy-like resolution process, paid for with a virtually unlimited amount of taxpayer dollars.
Roll Call of Shame on “Too Big to Fail”
May 8, 2010 / http://tinyurl.com/2dfldsk
Future historians will look back on the financial crisis of the last couple years and wonder why Congress didn’t act sooner or more aggressively to prevent such a crisis from recurring.
Last week, by an astonishingly wide margin, the Senate voted down a bill sponsored by Sherrod Brown and Ted Kaufman that would have limited the size of financial institutions.
Here’s the roll call of shame:
Several of these Senators, like Conrad and Tester, pretend to be progressive populists.
Schumer and Dodd pretend to be leaders on financial reform.
And John Kerry?
“Wall Street won and the American people lost,” said Mary Bottari, director of the Real Economy Project for the Center for Media and Democracy.
#183521 Jan 5, 2014
Dale, if the ( Powers That Be ) truly control the prostitutes in Congress, then that must mean you and I are not represented.
#183522 Jan 5, 2014
Your premise is totally flawed and makes no sense.
So all the hundreds of millions and even billions of dollars backing Hillary and McCain in 2008 and Romney in 2012 for the highest office in the land, did not want to win because they were afraid of being called racist.
You do realize Wall Street backed Hillary for Senator of New York?
Hillary Clinton loves Wall Street lobbyist
Hillary Clinton Incorporated
Clinton Campaign Strategists Closely Tied to Union Busters, GOP Operatives, Conservative Media / http://tinyurl.com/4gcptvv / May 17, 2007
Hillary, Rupert, and the Culture of Corruption
by Jeff Cohen / May 10, 2006 / http://tinyurl.com/yo9y6d
Excuse me for not getting fired up when I hear Democratic leaders bleating about the "culture of corruption" in Washington under GOP rule. Sometimes I have to laugh...and not because the charges against the Republicans aren't true. They're totally true.
It's just that top Democrats are up to their eyeballs in that same culture of corruption -- which may be why they seem blind to how activists see them. Take my New York senator, Hillary Clinton. The Financial Times just reported that she and her re-election campaign have lined up rightwing media mogul Rupert Murdoch to host a Hillary fundraiser in July.
Murdoch is the symbol of media conglomeration and the owner of Republican mouthpieces like Fox News, Weekly Standard and the New York Post. He and Hillary have lately conducted a public courtship. Last month, Hillary attended the 10th anniversary party for Fox News in Washington, where the presidential contender schmoozed Murdoch and Fox chair Roger Ailes. According to the Financial Times, Bill Clinton will address the summer conference of Murdoch's media colossus, News Corp.
“Bonjour Hello Buongiorno Hola”
Since: Feb 12
#183523 Jan 5, 2014
I just hope that the above is a red herring, otherwise, have someone call he men in white.
“Facts trump speculation”
Since: Dec 08
#183524 Jan 5, 2014
The highest income tax rate in Germany is 45%. it ranges from 0 - 45%.
BTW, Play Law authorization doesn't count.
#183525 Jan 5, 2014
Are you willing to deny that the mass media wasn't trying to get Obama elected and re-elected because of racism? Do you really think that if any politician running against Obama in 2008 or 2012 had said any thing critical of Obama that the mass media wouldn't have crucified them. The mass media and many other factors were on Obama,same as the unions and every other anti-employment organization. The mass media lost any little bit of respectability they might have had left.
#183526 Jan 5, 2014
More Frank obsessions. Birfoons are so predictable
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