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After election, pressure grows on Obama in Asia-Pacific trade talks

There are 91 comments on the Reuters story from Nov 29, 2012, titled After election, pressure grows on Obama in Asia-Pacific trade talks. In it, Reuters reports that:

The 11 countries involved in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, talks meet next week in Auckland, New Zealand, for the 15th round since negotiations were launched in March 2010.

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au contraire

“Forever Is Promised To No One”

Since: Nov 12

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#116 Dec 5, 2012
Ratliff wrote:
I'll go over this one more time for people who still don't get it.
With the exception New Mexico, the ten poorest (HIGHEST WELFARE) states all voted for Romney. So much for out of touch Mitten's nitwit theory about losing due to "gifts from Obama."
1. Mississippi
2. West Virginia
3. Arkansas
4. Kentucky
5. Alabama
6. Tennessee
7. Louisiana
8. New Mexico (Blue)
9. South Carolina
10. Oklahoma
Not only was Obama strong in states with the highest percentage of college graduates, he was also strong in states with the highest average household incomes. For example, the five states with the HIGHEST average household incomes (which, not coincidentally, were also among the states with the highest percentage of college graduates).
Maryland $67,469
New Hampshire $67,287
Connecticut $67,165
New Jersey $65,072
Massachusetts $62,809
Virginia $62,776
The dumber the state the more likely they are a red state. On the other hand, Obama won Florida which has only 23% college graduates.
"According to a state-by-state breakdown by the Census Bureau, here are the top 15 states with the best college completion rates as of 2010. All of them have at least 43 percent of its young residents holding a college degree, but only two states have over 50 percent. D.C., which was included in the study, beat out all of the states with an impressive 68.8 percent.
Blue - Massachusetts 54.3% of the population
Red - North Dakota 50.8% of the population
Blue - Minnesota 49.8% of the population
Blue - New York 49.6% of the population
Blue - New Jersey 47.2% of the population
Blue - New Hampshire 46.0% of the population
Blue - Connecticut 45.9% of the population
Blue - Iowa 45.5% of the population
Blue - Maryland 45.5% of the population
Blue- llinois 45.3% of the population
Blue - Virginia 44.6% of the population
Blue - Vermont 44.5% of the population
Red - Nebraska 44.2% of the population
Blue - Pennsylvania 43.9% of the population"
So out of the fifteen states with the highest percentages of college graduates, twelve voted for Obama. And as for the nonsense some have proposed about liberalism being "cyclical", republicans have gotten the majority of the white vote in every presidential race since 1964.
Are you stuck on stupid or is this just a little spell you are going through?
Ratliff

Orlando, FL

#117 Dec 5, 2012
au contraire wrote:
<quoted text>Are you stuck on stupid or is this just a little spell you are going through?
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-scien...

Why Liberals Are More Intelligent Than Conservatives
Liberals think they’re more intelligent than conservatives because they are

It is difficult to define a whole school of political ideology precisely, but one may reasonably define liberalism (as opposed to conservatism) in the contemporary United States as the genuine concern for the welfare of genetically unrelated others and the willingness to contribute larger proportions of private resources for the welfare of such others. In the modern political and economic context, this willingness usually translates into paying higher proportions of individual incomes in taxes toward the government and its social welfare programs. Liberals usually support such social welfare programs and higher taxes to finance them, and conservatives usually oppose them.

Defined as such, liberalism is evolutionarily novel. Humans (like other species) are evolutionarily designed to be altruistic toward their genetic kin, their friends and allies, and members of their deme (a group of intermarrying individuals) or ethnic group. They are not designed to be altruistic toward an indefinite number of complete strangers whom they are not likely ever to meet or interact with. This is largely because our ancestors lived in a small band of 50-150 genetically related individuals, and large cities and nations with thousands and millions of people are themselves evolutionarily novel.

The examination of the 10-volume compendium The Encyclopedia of World Cultures, which describes all human cultures known to anthropology (more than 1,500) in great detail, as well as extensive primary ethnographies of traditional societies, reveals that liberalism as defined above is absent in these traditional cultures. While sharing of resources, especially food, is quite common and often mandatory among hunter-gatherer tribes, and while trade with neighboring tribes often takes place, there is no evidence that people in contemporary hunter-gatherer bands freely share resources with members of other tribes.

Because all members of a hunter-gatherer tribe are genetic kin or at the very least friends and allies for life, sharing resources among them does not qualify as an expression of liberalism as defined above. Given its absence in the contemporary hunter-gatherer tribes, which are often used as modern-day analogs of our ancestral life, it may be reasonable to infer that sharing of resources with total strangers that one has never met or is not likely ever to meet – that is, liberalism – was not part of our ancestral life. Liberalism may therefore be evolutionarily novel, and the Hypothesis would predict that more intelligent individuals are more likely than less intelligent individuals to espouse liberalism as a value.

Analyses of large representative samples, from both the United States and the United Kingdom, confirm this prediction. In both countries, more intelligent children are more likely to grow up to be liberals than less intelligent children. For example, among the American sample, those who identify themselves as “very liberal” in early adulthood have a mean childhood IQ of 106.4, whereas those who identify themselves as “very conservative” in early adulthood have a mean childhood IQ of 94.8.
conservative crapola

Allentown, PA

#118 Dec 5, 2012
au contraire wrote:
<quoted text>
We won. You lost.

hahahahahahahahahahahahaha

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#120 Dec 5, 2012
au contraire wrote:
<quoted text>No 'Drama' Obama Wants to Raise 'Debt Limit Without Drama or Delay'...Code: without congressional approval.
'OBAMA: I will not play that game'.. You won’t pull the constitution on me……I won’t stand for it.
All bow to the anointed one.
You can bow to the winner, teabag frightwingnut...

Obama=332

Romney=206.....

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Mykrodick

Saint Paul, MN

#121 Dec 5, 2012
Mykro wrote:
<quoted text>You can bow to the winner, teabag frightwingnut...
Obama=332
Romney=206.....
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Hey numbnuts, it is very difficult to attract women with a small penis as it is....then you keep acting like an immature jackass its all over.

au contraire

“Forever Is Promised To No One”

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#123 Dec 6, 2012
Ratliff wrote:
<quoted text>
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-scien...
Why Liberals Are More Intelligent Than Conservatives
Liberals think they’re more intelligent than conservatives because they are
It is difficult to define a whole school of political ideology precisely, but one may reasonably define liberalism (as opposed to conservatism) in the contemporary United States as the genuine concern for the welfare of genetically unrelated others and the willingness to contribute larger proportions of private resources for the welfare of such others. In the modern political and economic context, this willingness usually translates into paying higher proportions of individual incomes in taxes toward the government and its social welfare programs. Liberals usually support such social welfare programs and higher taxes to finance them, and conservatives usually oppose them.
Defined as such, liberalism is evolutionarily novel. Humans (like other species) are evolutionarily designed to be altruistic toward their genetic kin, their friends and allies, and members of their deme (a group of intermarrying individuals) or ethnic group. They are not designed to be altruistic toward an indefinite number of complete strangers whom they are not likely ever to meet or interact with. This is largely because our ancestors lived in a small band of 50-150 genetically related individuals, and large cities and nations with thousands and millions of people are themselves evolutionarily novel.
The examination of the 10-volume compendium The Encyclopedia of World Cultures, which describes all human cultures known to anthropology (more than 1,500) in great detail, as well as extensive primary ethnographies of traditional societies, reveals that liberalism as defined above is absent in these traditional cultures. While sharing of resources, especially food, is quite common and often mandatory among hunter-gatherer tribes, and while trade with neighboring tribes often takes place, there is no evidence that people in contemporary hunter-gatherer bands freely share resources with members of other tribes.
Because all members of a hunter-gatherer tribe are genetic kin or at the very least friends and allies for life, sharing resources among them does not qualify as an expression of liberalism as defined above. Given its absence in the contemporary hunter-gatherer tribes, which are often used as modern-day analogs of our ancestral life, it may be reasonable to infer that sharing of resources with total strangers that one has never met or is not likely ever to meet – that is, liberalism – was not part of our ancestral life. Liberalism may therefore be evolutionarily novel, and the Hypothesis would predict that more intelligent individuals are more likely than less intelligent individuals to espouse liberalism as a value.
Analyses of large representative samples, from both the United States and the United Kingdom, confirm this prediction. In both countries, more intelligent children are more likely to grow up to be liberals than less intelligent children. For example, among the American sample, those who identify themselves as “very liberal” in early adulthood have a mean childhood IQ of 106.4, whereas those who identify themselves as “very conservative” in early adulthood have a mean childhood IQ of 94.8.
REPORT: CIA moved swiftly to scrub, abandon Libya facility after attack...Of course they did. How else to hide the arms deals with the rebels.

U.S.-Approved Arms for Libya Rebels Fell Into Jihadis' Hands...

Fast and Furious part deux. Now we can add 30,000 more deaths to Obama's war machine.

au contraire

“Forever Is Promised To No One”

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#124 Dec 6, 2012
Mykro wrote:
<quoted text>You can bow to the winner, teabag frightwingnut...
Obama=332
Romney=206.....
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Senator:'Obama Quietly Handing Over Billions of Dollars to UN in Name of Global Warming'...

GALLUP: Unemployment rate at 8.3%...

McConnell Offers To Vote On Obama's Fiscal Cliff Plan, Reid Objects...The cliff is an Obama hoax.

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#125 Dec 6, 2012
au contraire wrote:
<quoted text>Senator:'Obama Quietly Handing Over Billions of Dollars to UN in Name of Global Warming'...
GALLUP: Unemployment rate at 8.3%...
McConnell Offers To Vote On Obama's Fiscal Cliff Plan, Reid Objects...The cliff is an Obama hoax.
You can bow to the winner, teabag frightwingnut...
Obama=332
Romney=206.....
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Since: Nov 08

Paris

#126 Dec 6, 2012
Mykro wrote:
<quoted text>You can bow to the winner, teabag frightwingnut...
Obama=332
Romney=206.....
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See what your boy did with the Benghazi screw up. Obama and the CIA donated the gas of course.

SYRIA 'LOADS SARIN NERVE GAS INTO BOMBS'...

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#127 Dec 6, 2012
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>See what your boy did with the Benghazi screw up. Obama and the CIA donated the gas of course.
SYRIA 'LOADS SARIN NERVE GAS INTO BOMBS'...
DUMBOSPAM.
conservative crapola

Allentown, PA

#128 Dec 6, 2012
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>See what your boy did with the Benghazi screw up. Obama and the CIA donated the gas of course.
SYRIA 'LOADS SARIN NERVE GAS INTO BOMBS'...
french vanilla teaturd cry-a-thon: Day 30.

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