Ohio Slipping Out Of Romney's Reach

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OHIO NOW LEANS OBAMA: ABC News Political Director Amy Walter notes that today's New York Times-CBS News-Quinnipiac poll is the fourth non-partisan media poll in a row to show President Obama not only ahead by a significant margin, but at or above 50 percent of the vote. Read more

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#3079 Dec 7, 2012
xxxrayted wrote:
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I was raised a Catholic and had religion forced on me until my early teen years. I had to go to church every Sunday and holidays, had to go to a private Catholic school, and to go through all the rituals of being Catholic.
With the exception of weddings and funerals, I haven't been to church in decades. That doesn't mean I don't believe in God, it's just I question the religion aspect.
When I do start to lose faith in God, I don't go to the Bible. I don't return to church either. What I do is turn on a nature show or two, and watch insects, animals and the planet in full force.
Ever try to build a bee hive? How about a birds nest? Where would you start? Ever question how this planet has been here all this time without suffering extinction from space debris? A giant meteor or something?
This strange planet of ours. Water comes falling from the sky like magic. It may not be the amounts we desire, but on average, it's usually just enough to grow food. It does not happen by water alone, we have this star hundreds of millions of miles away that provides us with energy. Combined, food grows out of the ground like magic. And what makes that star stay alive anyway? There's no oxygen or fuel up there.
So now we have this planet complete with all necessary amenities to sustain life and even make it quite comfortable. We have trees to burn wood and create shelter. We recently discovered nearly endless amounts of fuel to replace burning trees. We have water and hundreds of species of animals--some of which we use for food. Everything we use comes from this planet and nowhere else.
After you watch a few hours of nature shows, you can only come to one conclusion; all these things don't happen by chance. They are conducted some how by somebody. The thousands of things that take place every day on earth--how insects all have a job as if programmed somehow. How animals do the same even though they interact with earth and insects without any training whatsoever are all orchestrated.
Dumb luck? Sure, there is dumb luck. Dumb luck is hitting a lottery number. Dumb luck doesn't take place in multitudes every day. That's how you believe in God.
... a fate worse than death I'd say..... ;)
xxxrayted

Cleveland, OH

#3080 Dec 7, 2012
Blacktigershark wrote:
But ants and bees are what some people (like RepubliSCUM) would call COMMUNIST...yet you marvel over bee hives and ant nests and the harmony of other animals and insects on this planet, while cursing liberal Democrats for trying to build the same financial bee hive in America. Republicans tend to believe that Communists are devils. What did your Catholic religion tell you about devils, xxxrayted? Are you to put your faith into devils that Republicans have deemed to be evil, even though in nature, these 'devil' concepts work? Maybe God is trying to show YOU that what these Republicans are calling evil is not necessarily so, and that it REALLY is the Republican doctrine that is wicked and evil, by showing you how nature seems to THRIVE when animals are part of a collective (like those bees that build Vatican-esque bee hives), and thus trying to get through to you that socialist ideals that Democrats are trying to introduce to the American public is the future salvation for your nation!
God works in MYSTERIOUS ways, doesn't he xxxrayted? It was God's will for Obama to remain in the White House for 4 MORE YEARS, and to keep Republicans from ruining the Earth He created...and now God wants you to support His decision, and work with your President. Can you abide by the will of God, xxxrayted? Stray ye not from the will of God, xxxrayted, alright?
AMEN!
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Going back to the first story of the bible, the devil was an evil being that dressed up to fool Eve. He convinced her that eating from the forbidden tree would give her powers equal to God.

Today was have DumBama. A joker who wants to destroy this country with his socialism and government dependency. If you learn one thing from religion, it's that it's up to the individual to recognize evil from good. God won't do that, and he won't remove evil to take the stress out of that judgement from individuals. It's up to individuals to make that call.

I made my call, and I voted for Romney. Romney is a religious man who's generosity amounted to millions of dollars. That's in spite of his personal time he gave to help others. DumBama? He promotes attacking religions and advancing abortions.

From a religious aspect, one has to look at both of these people and ask which one is evil and which one is good? The answer is quite obvious for those who spent their upbringing in a religious environment.

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#3081 Dec 7, 2012
xxxrayted wrote:
<quoted text>
Going back to the first story of the bible, the devil was an evil being that dressed up to fool Eve. He convinced her that eating from the forbidden tree would give her powers equal to God.
Today was have DumBama. A joker who wants to destroy this country with his socialism and government dependency. If you learn one thing from religion, it's that it's up to the individual to recognize evil from good. God won't do that, and he won't remove evil to take the stress out of that judgement from individuals. It's up to individuals to make that call.
I made my call, and I voted for Romney. Romney is a religious man who's generosity amounted to millions of dollars. That's in spite of his personal time he gave to help others. DumBama? He promotes attacking religions and advancing abortions.
From a religious aspect, one has to look at both of these people and ask which one is evil and which one is good? The answer is quite obvious for those who spent their upbringing in a religious environment.
Who made you drink bitter beer? The devil?

The devil is a fantasy bro.

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#3082 Dec 7, 2012
Fracking Our Food Supply | The Nation www.thenation.com/article/171504/fracking-our...

Nov 28, 2012 ... Are dying cattle the canaries in the coal mine? Farmers and ranchers are sounding alarms about the risks to human health of hydraulic ...

Excerpt from The Nation Article

Jacki Schilke and her sixty cattle live in the top left corner of North Dakota, a windswept, golden-hued landscape in the heart of the Bakken Shale. Schilke’s neighbors love her black Angus beef, but she’s no longer sharing or eating it—not since fracking began on thirty-two oil and gas wells within three miles of her 160-acre ranch and five of her cows dropped dead. Schilke herself is in poor health. A handsome 53-year-old with a faded blond ponytail and direct blue eyes, she often feels lightheaded when she ventures outside. She limps and has chronic pain in her lungs, as well as rashes that have lingered for a year. Once, a visit to the barn ended with respiratory distress and a trip to the emergency room. Schilke also has back pain linked with overworked kidneys, and on some mornings she urinates a stream of blood.

Ambient air testing by a certified environmental consultant detected elevated levels of benzene, methane, chloroform, butane, propane, toluene and xylene—compounds associated with drilling and fracking, and also with cancers, birth defects and organ damage. Her well tested high for sulfates, chromium, chloride and strontium; her blood tested positive for acetone, plus the heavy metals arsenic (linked with skin lesions, cancers and cardiovascular disease) and germanium (linked with muscle weakness and skin rashes). Both she and her husband, who works in oilfield services, have recently lost crowns and fillings from their teeth; tooth loss is associated with radiation poisoning and high selenium levels, also found in the Schilkes’ water.

State health and agriculture officials acknowledged Schilke’s air and water tests but told her she had nothing to worry about. Her doctors, however, diagnosed her with neurotoxic damage and constricted airways.“I realized that this place is killing me and my cattle,” Schilke says. She began using inhalers and a nebulizer, switched to bottled water, and quit eating her own beef and the vegetables from her garden.(Schilke sells her cattle only to buyers who will finish raising them outside the shale area, where she presumes that any chemical contamination will clear after a few months.)“My health improved,” Schilke says,“but I thought,‘Oh my God, what are we doing to this land?’”

Schilke’s story reminds us that farmers need clean water, clean air and clean soil to produce healthful food. But as the largest private landholders in shale areas across the nation, farmers are disproportionately being approached by energy companies eager to extract oil and gas from beneath their properties. Already, some are regretting it.

Earlier this year, Michelle Bamberger, an Ithaca veterinarian, and Robert Oswald, a professor of molecular medicine at Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine, published the first (and, so far, only) peer-reviewed report to suggest a link between fracking and illness in food animals. The authors compiled case studies of twenty-four farmers in six shale-gas states whose livestock experienced neurological, reproductive and acute gastrointestinal problems. Exposed either accidentally or incidentally to fracking chemicals in the water or air, scores of animals have died. The death toll is insignificant when measured against the nation’s livestock population (some 97 million beef cattle go to market each year), but environmental advocates believe these animals constitute an early warning.

Exposed animals “are making their way into the food system, and it’s very worrisome to us,” Bamberger says.“They live in areas that have tested positive for air, water and soil contamination. Some of these chemicals could appear in milk and meat products made from these animals.”

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#3083 Dec 7, 2012
Did Ohio slip out of Romney's reach yet?

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#3084 Dec 7, 2012
WasteWater wrote:
Did Ohio slip out of Romney's reach yet?
It has, but Ohio has never slipped from his mind, I'm sure. LOL

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#3085 Dec 7, 2012
Cousin DuPrees Cousin wrote:
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It has, but Ohio has never slipped from his mind, I'm sure. LOL
I'm afraid so ;)
Blacktigershark

Edmonton, Canada

#3086 Dec 8, 2012
As someone that also grew up in a religious environment, I TOTALLY AGREE with you...and the proof is in God's wishes, and that wish was for Obama to keep power in the White House, not a Mormon double-talker, of whom has funnelled HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS of dollars out of America, has only contributed money for donations in order to get TAX DEDUCTIONS, and reads and believes in altered Scriptures that advocate hatred against other races, particularly the Black race! You voted for the devil, xxxrayted...thank goodness that Jesus is able to convince God to give you another chance to make right of your wrongs...this is why Obama is America's president and saviour...now you have to accept FACTS, and stop lying against GOD'S choice for America, right xxxrayted? RIGHT!
xxxrayted wrote:
<quoted text>
Going back to the first story of the bible, the devil was an evil being that dressed up to fool Eve. He convinced her that eating from the forbidden tree would give her powers equal to God.
Today was have DumBama. A joker who wants to destroy this country with his socialism and government dependency. If you learn one thing from religion, it's that it's up to the individual to recognize evil from good. God won't do that, and he won't remove evil to take the stress out of that judgement from individuals. It's up to individuals to make that call.
I made my call, and I voted for Romney. Romney is a religious man who's generosity amounted to millions of dollars. That's in spite of his personal time he gave to help others. DumBama? He promotes attacking religions and advancing abortions.
From a religious aspect, one has to look at both of these people and ask which one is evil and which one is good? The answer is quite obvious for those who spent their upbringing in a religious environment.
Duke for Mayor

Uniontown, OH

#3087 Dec 8, 2012
Blacktigershark wrote:
As someone that also grew up in a religious environment, I TOTALLY AGREE with you...and the proof is in God's wishes, and that wish was for Obama to keep power in the White House, not a Mormon double-talker, of whom has funnelled HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS of dollars out of America, has only contributed money for donations in order to get TAX DEDUCTIONS, and reads and believes in altered Scriptures that advocate hatred against other races, particularly the Black race! You voted for the devil, xxxrayted...thank goodness that Jesus is able to convince God to give you another chance to make right of your wrongs...this is why Obama is America's president and saviour...now you have to accept FACTS, and stop lying against GOD'S choice for America, right xxxrayted? RIGHT!
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Praise the Lord, God, Almighty!!!

woof
xxxrayted

Cleveland, OH

#3088 Dec 8, 2012
Blacktigershark wrote:
As someone that also grew up in a religious environment, I TOTALLY AGREE with you...and the proof is in God's wishes, and that wish was for Obama to keep power in the White House, not a Mormon double-talker, of whom has funnelled HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS of dollars out of America, has only contributed money for donations in order to get TAX DEDUCTIONS, and reads and believes in altered Scriptures that advocate hatred against other races, particularly the Black race! You voted for the devil, xxxrayted...thank goodness that Jesus is able to convince God to give you another chance to make right of your wrongs...this is why Obama is America's president and saviour...now you have to accept FACTS, and stop lying against GOD'S choice for America, right xxxrayted? RIGHT!
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God doesn't fix elections no more than he will sweep you off of the train tracks when the speeding train is only a few feet away. He doesn't work that way. He gave man free will and enabled us to make our own decisions be they good or bad. He gave us free will to choose evil over good as he does for us to side with good over evil. He doesn't shelter us from evil. From a religious point of view, it's always been that way be it Adam and Eve, the Ten Commandments or even the crucifixion.

If God used our last election to decide who goes to heaven and who goes to hell, I'm more than confident I'll be flirting with the angles. Who knows? Maybe he will! Mayan calendar??? Now DumBama is arming the Muslim Brotherhood with over a billion dollars in weapons. He is promoting the gay agenda--something not favored by God. This is on top of his record of support for abortions and attacking religions.

I think what you should do is look up tax deductions and how they work. You don't get much from tax deductions. People who donate to charity do so from the heart-not to get some measly tax deduction.
Duke for Mayor

Uniontown, OH

#3089 Dec 8, 2012
xxxrayted wrote:
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God doesn't fix elections no more than he will sweep you off of the train tracks when the speeding train is only a few feet away. He doesn't work that way. He gave man free will and enabled us to make our own decisions be they good or bad. He gave us free will to choose evil over good as he does for us to side with good over evil. He doesn't shelter us from evil. From a religious point of view, it's always been that way be it Adam and Eve, the Ten Commandments or even the crucifixion.
If God used our last election to decide who goes to heaven and who goes to hell, I'm more than confident I'll be flirting with the angles. Who knows? Maybe he will! Mayan calendar??? Now DumBama is arming the Muslim Brotherhood with over a billion dollars in weapons. He is promoting the gay agenda--something not favored by God. This is on top of his record of support for abortions and attacking religions.
I think what you should do is look up tax deductions and how they work. You don't get much from tax deductions. People who donate to charity do so from the heart-not to get some measly tax deduction.
Wow.

You sure do know a lot about how God works.

Did you learn all of that from Rush?

woof

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#3090 Dec 8, 2012
xxxrayted wrote:
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God doesn't fix elections no more than he will sweep you off of the train tracks when the speeding train is only a few feet away. He doesn't work that way. He gave man free will and enabled us to make our own decisions be they good or bad. He gave us free will to choose evil over good as he does for us to side with good over evil. He doesn't shelter us from evil. From a religious point of view, it's always been that way be it Adam and Eve, the Ten Commandments or even the crucifixion.
If God used our last election to decide who goes to heaven and who goes to hell, I'm more than confident I'll be flirting with the angles. Who knows? Maybe he will! Mayan calendar??? Now DumBama is arming the Muslim Brotherhood with over a billion dollars in weapons. He is promoting the gay agenda--something not favored by God. This is on top of his record of support for abortions and attacking religions.
I think what you should do is look up tax deductions and how they work. You don't get much from tax deductions. People who donate to charity do so from the heart-not to get some measly tax deduction.
You've been flirting with a LOT of angles, but they're all bullshit. ;-0
Blacktigershark

Edmonton, Canada

#3091 Dec 8, 2012
xxxrayted wrote:
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God doesn't fix elections no more than he will sweep you off of the train tracks when the speeding train is only a few feet away. He doesn't work that way. He gave man free will and enabled us to make our own decisions be they good or bad. He gave us free will to choose evil over good as he does for us to side with good over evil. He doesn't shelter us from evil. From a religious point of view, it's always been that way be it Adam and Eve, the Ten Commandments or even the crucifixion.
If God used our last election to decide who goes to heaven and who goes to hell, I'm more than confident I'll be flirting with the angles. Who knows? Maybe he will! Mayan calendar??? Now DumBama is arming the Muslim Brotherhood with over a billion dollars in weapons. He is promoting the gay agenda--something not favored by God. This is on top of his record of support for abortions and attacking religions.
I think what you should do is look up tax deductions and how they work. You don't get much from tax deductions. People who donate to charity do so from the heart-not to get some measly tax deduction.
You want me to take financial information from YOU, a man that hasn't been able to net a PROFIT from his rental property in 20 YEARS? That would be more retarded than voting for a double-talking Mormon Republican candidate like Romney! LMFAO!

What God also blessed mankind with was INTELLIGENCE! See how God has been able to motivate mankind in order to make conscious decisions, like voting in Obama over a lying, double-talking Romney? GOD IS GREAT, isn't He?

Now God would like YOU to respect the leader that has been democratically chosen for you, and He would also like it if you stopped circulating lies that bitter losers from Republican channels are feeding you. Your leader has been chosen! If you believe that there is an issue with how your leader is moving FORWARD with your nation, then write an e-mail to the President with some suggestions...you never know what your President will take under advisement if YOU DON'T E-MAIL HIM, and instead bitch about him being your President, while circulating lies about him, and refusing to work WITH him in order to make America a better nation, right xxxrayted? You think the President reads the comments on this forum?

People have rights, xxxrayted. Muslims in America have rights. Gays in America have rights. Atheists and agnostics in America have rights. Visible minorities in America have rights. America CLAIMS that it is the nation of FREEDOM, right xxxrayted? If that is so, then all these groups in America have the RIGHT to not have their rights infringed upon in the public venue...if YOU want to worship the Pope, you go to a Catholic church...you DON'T set up barricades on your block in order to prevent others that don't believe in the Catholic faith from being able to leave the neighbourhood, so that they don't have to listen to your beliefs, while you're there chanting over a loudspeaker about the Pope, the Catholic faith, and Sister Mary or whatever you Catholics believe in...Freedom is FREEDOM, much like how God gave humankind the freedom to choose between eternal life and the Tree of Knowledge! Thanks for coming out, xxxrayted...it is important to school an old fart like you sometimes about the ways of the world, and the will of God!

(:
Blacktigershark

Edmonton, Canada

#3092 Dec 8, 2012
Cousin DuPrees Cousin wrote:
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You've been flirting with a LOT of angles, but they're all bullshit. ;-0
Key word is ANGLES, not 'ANGELS'...LOL! xxxrayted will NEVER see the afterlife the way he's going on! Ha ha ha!
xxxrayted

Cleveland, OH

#3094 Dec 8, 2012
Blacktigershark wrote:
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What God also blessed mankind with was INTELLIGENCE! See how God has been able to motivate mankind in order to make conscious decisions, like voting in Obama over a lying, double-talking Romney? GOD IS GREAT, isn't He?
Now God would like YOU to respect the leader that has been democratically chosen for you, and He would also like it if you stopped circulating lies that bitter losers from Republican channels are feeding you. Your leader has been chosen! If you believe that there is an issue with how your leader is moving FORWARD with your nation, then write an e-mail to the President with some suggestions...you never know what your President will take under advisement if YOU DON'T E-MAIL HIM, and instead bitch about him being your President, while circulating lies about him, and refusing to work WITH him in order to make America a better nation, right xxxrayted? You think the President reads the comments on this forum?
People have rights, xxxrayted. Muslims in America have rights. Gays in America have rights. Atheists and agnostics in America have rights. Visible minorities in America have rights. America CLAIMS that it is the nation of FREEDOM, right xxxrayted? If that is so, then all these groups in America have the RIGHT to not have their rights infringed upon in the public venue...if YOU want to worship the Pope, you go to a Catholic church...you DON'T set up barricades on your block in order to prevent others that don't believe in the Catholic faith from being able to leave the neighbourhood, so that they don't have to listen to your beliefs, while you're there chanting over a loudspeaker about the Pope, the Catholic faith, and Sister Mary or whatever you Catholics believe in...Freedom is FREEDOM, much like how God gave humankind the freedom to choose between eternal life and the Tree of Knowledge! Thanks for coming out, xxxrayted...it is important to school an old fart like you sometimes about the ways of the world, and the will of God!
(:
Geeze you're a windbag. Don't you have the ability to put your thoughts in a few sentences rather than several paragraphs? Barely enough room to respond.

God does not want me to praise DumBama--you do. As you said, he gave us intelligence. There is only one leader God wants us to follow, and that's him.

What DumBama is doing is moving us towards Socialism, or as close as he can get us. That's not moving forward, that's moving in an entirely different direction--closer to Communism. DumBama won't read letters from real Americans. The only letters he reads are the ones that praise him.

While no Romney fan, I can say that he is a descent human being. You can't say that about DumBama. His past is loaded with shady relationships with lowlifes and criminals. Yes, I embellish freedom which is why I hate DumBama. He has forced us into a healthcare system the majority of us don'e want. He has closed industries such as tobacco shops, energy plants, and even tried to have his minions close down Boeing along with Gibson guitars. That's not freedom. That's dictatorship.

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#3095 Dec 8, 2012
Romney? Who's that?

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#3096 Dec 8, 2012
xxxrayted wrote:
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Geeze you're a windbag. Don't you have the ability to put your thoughts in a few sentences rather than several paragraphs? Barely enough room to respond.
God does not want me to praise DumBama--you do. As you said, he gave us intelligence. There is only one leader God wants us to follow, and that's him.
What DumBama is doing is moving us towards Socialism, or as close as he can get us. That's not moving forward, that's moving in an entirely different direction--closer to Communism. DumBama won't read letters from real Americans. The only letters he reads are the ones that praise him.
While no Romney fan, I can say that he is a descent human being. You can't say that about DumBama. His past is loaded with shady relationships with lowlifes and criminals. Yes, I embellish freedom which is why I hate DumBama. He has forced us into a healthcare system the majority of us don'e want. He has closed industries such as tobacco shops, energy plants, and even tried to have his minions close down Boeing along with Gibson guitars. That's not freedom. That's dictatorship.
China and India, two socialist countries, are doing much better than we are. Why do you thing that is?

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#3097 Dec 8, 2012
WasteWater wrote:
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China and India, two socialist countries, are doing much better than we are. Why do you thing that is?
Socialism takes on many forms and how the Government involves itself in economical activity.

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#3098 Dec 8, 2012
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>Socialism takes on many forms and how the Government involves itself in economical activity.
True, but it doesn't answer my question. Personally, I dislike most government agencies because they function with little or no oversight, are wasteful and often counter-productive.
xxxrayted

Cleveland, OH

#3099 Dec 8, 2012
WasteWater wrote:
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China and India, two socialist countries, are doing much better than we are. Why do you thing that is?
Are you referring to the countries or the citizens?

China and Inda now own our manufacturing. The US with it's labor movement, regulations and taxes has priced us out of the world market.

Are the Chinese so much better than the US. They claim their unemployment is 6.5% currently. But there is a lot of fudging the numbers. Most believe it's much higher:

http://www.businessinsider.com/chinas-unemplo...

India not far behind. They are pretty close to our unemployment rate in the US:

http://www.tradingeconomics.com/country-list/...

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