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Barack Obama, our next President

First I suggest you learn about the Greenhouse effect. What happens in the thermosphere, where satellites orbit is one thing, what happens in the troposphere is what effects us. as for data showing no rise in Earth's temperature, another lie. Ergo the record setting hottest years for the consecutive 3 years. But hey keep drinking the Koch brothers Kool-Aid. Everyone knows they are spending $BILLIONS on climate change denial. So many charlatans are willing to sell their soul, and man's future for some of that pie.  (Saturday May 14 | post #1497154)

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Barack Obama, our next President

why, because she's actually telling the truth and not parroting faux news talking points?  (Saturday May 14 | post #1497111)

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Is homosexuality a sin?

name them.  (Saturday May 14 | post #115618)

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Barack Obama, our next President

spoken like someone who is truly scientifically illiterate  (Friday May 13 | post #1496791)

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Barack Obama, our next President

of course we would never see conservatives demean the jobs some Americans have, like say working at Walmart. Especially when its pointed out that Walmart costs the taxpayer millions. Conservative will defend Walmart and blame the workers for not getting the education for a better job. Which is in itself pretty sad, considering the cost of a higher education these days and the budget cuts to education supported by the GOP and conservatives. Also considering many Teenage Americans have to drop out of school because of an unwanted pregnancy (oops, she should have kept her legs crossed, the slut) Even at Walmart’s definition of a full-time job, an employee earning the company’s average wage of $8.81/hour makes just $15,500 per year, placing them well below the federal poverty line for a family of four. With such low wages, even when working full-time hours, many associates are forced to depend on taxpayer-funded assistance such as food stamps and Medicaid to survive. In other words, Walmart is shifting responsibility onto the public for ensuring their associates’ basic needs are met. One study showed that a single Walmart can cost taxpayers anywhere from $904,542 to nearly $1.75 million per year, or about $5,815 per employee for these programs all because one of the world’s most profitable retailers is paying substandard wages and benefits. A more recent report by Americans for Tax Fairness revealed that Walmart’s reliance on programs like food stamps cost federal taxpayers an estimated $6.2 billion a year. kind of common theme conservative Americans have, shame the victim, its never business greed.  (Friday May 13 | post #1496788)

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Barack Obama, our next President

of course we've never seen Republican politicians get Federal Funds and no bid contracts for companies they are associated with, like say Haliburton, KBR, Blackwater, the Carlyle Group etc. At least Clinton's charity is helping rural America and is internal. As for Clinton's sex life, most of us mature Americans realize power is an aphrodisiac. We could care less what great leaders like Roosevelt, Eisenhower, Jefferson, etc do in their private lives. That's there business. What we care about is what they do in office and how they lead this country.  (Friday May 13 | post #1496783)

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Once slow-moving threat, global warming speeds up, leavin...

Did you look at that map??? The drought situation is pretty dismal, the snow season is over and fire season is coming up fast. Rain won't do, it runs off. California needs a snow pack and cool weather to keep it from melting to fast. Good luck with that. check out the Colorado River https://www.bing.c om/images/search?q =colorado+river+wa ter+levels&qpv t=colorado+river+w ater+levels&qp vt=colorado+river+ water+levels&q pvt=colorado+river +water+levels& FORM=IGRE  (Sunday May 8 | post #63225)

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Once slow-moving threat, global warming speeds up, leavin...

You know what amazes me, the crowd that denies global warming/climate change is usually conservative evangelical Christians. I've often seen these Christians use the argument when debating atheists that Atheists are foolish for not believing in god If it does exist, you get to go to heaven. If he doesn't, nothing lost. Okay let's use that on Global Warming. If it's not happening, and it isn't the result of burning fossil fuels, then there's nothing lost for trying to stem the use of fossil fuels. developing new alternative, clean energy sources and technology will create new jobs. The U.S. will become the world leader in this new technology, again creating high paying new jobs associated with this technology. The world will have cleaner air as a result. There will be less oil spills, the ocean, rivers, lakes, ground water will be cleaner. Fracking will go away. acid rain will be a thing of the past. coal ash gone and most importantly WE WILL BE LESS DEPENDENT ON MIDDLE EASTERN OIL, WE WON'T BE SENDING BILLIONS TO THE MIDDLE EAST. WE COULD STOP FUNDING MIDDLE EASTERN TERRORISM WITH OIL DOLLARS. WE COULD LEAVE THE MIDDLE EAST AND REMOVE OURSELVES AS TARGETS FOR ISLAMIC TERRORISM. Just using logic, funding the development of renewable energy seems like a win-win situation to me. Oh and to say we will be putting the oil, and coal industry out of business, so let's continue to use coal Is the same argument that blacksmiths, hay producers, and ranchers used against the automobiles when they started replacing horse drawn buggies.  (Sunday May 8 | post #63224)

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Roman Catholic church only true church, says Vatican

atheists have been a minority throughout man's history, while the Catholic Church has had centuries to commit evil. Religion has given man justification to commit all kinds of atrocities because they were doing it in the name of god. throughout the Middle Ages, hundreds of wars were fought in Europe in the name of one religion or another. The Hundred Years war, War of the Roses The Colonization of Africa, North America, South America, the Pacific, Southeast Asia, by European Christians that destroyed thousands of cultures, enslaved millions, is that some of the good religion has brought to the world? How about the Holocaust, another bennie of Religion? The near genocide of Native North American Indians The Inquisition the Spanish Inquisition Oh and for the Crusades stopping the advancement of Islam into Europe. We can thank Vlad the Impaler for that. The Crusades had nothing to do with it. They were long over. Vlad stopped the expansion of the Ottoman Empire into Europe. I suggest you take a course or two on world history. The Muslims were minding their own business, they even allowed Christian pilgrimages and interfaith marriages. It was Pope Urban II who started the whole mess in a quest for power.  (Sunday May 1 | post #659239)

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Roman Catholic church only true church, says Vatican

Dude when it comes to the Catholic church, we're not talking about a couple of bad actors. The Catholic Church's participation in war mongering was institutionalized. In the Dark Ages, it taught and accepted the Doctrine of Divine Right. Where Kings, Queens, the Tsars, ,other lords and nobles ruled by Divine Right with the backing of God. This allowed them to subjugate millions to a life of poverty and servitude. The Catholic Churched condoned and blessed hundreds of years of war against Protestant Countries to say nothing of the Crusades. Let's not forget about the Inquisitions, burning of heretics and resistance to scientific advancement. Not that Protestants were any better. The Pilgrims were forced out of Europe because of persecution and guess what they did when they got here? Then there's the horrors they inflicted on Native Americans to convert them. In fact ask any Native American about the recent sainthood of Junipero Serra. Then there's the pedophile/child abuse scandal aided and abetted by the Catholic Church. Which occurred over decades across the globe. The church policy, established by Cardinal Ratzenberger, to move pedophile priests from parish to parish to avoid exposure and prosecution. Its not as you say a couple of bad actors, the whole institution is corrupt as are most religions. The trouble with the religious, particularly zealots, is that when you are doing something in the name of a god, it allows you to do anything. Which is why atheists are usually more moral, and ethical than the religious  (Sunday May 1 | post #659185)

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The President has failed us

Duh, we are through the military industrial complex. The opium trade supplies income to Islamic Terrorists, which we are "at" war with, .i.e. The Global War on Terrorism. This is the first time in our history we are at war not with a nation, but a tactic. How do you win a war on a tactic? That's what terrorism is, it's a tactic used to gain political ends when you are militarily inferior. How would even know when you've won. Its an endless war, which can't be won. We'd be better off battling "Oceania ". It's a wet dream for our military industrial complex. Same with the war on drugs. We are witnessing the militarization of our internal police forces. They are regularly equipped with assault rifles, armored vehicles and military garb. Radars and sophisticated surveillance systems are being deployed on our borders and territorial waters in the "War on Drug". We tried prohibition once and learned the hard way it doesn't work. The War on Drugs can't be won by enforcing laws of prohibition, it can only be won through education. But there's no money to be made in that. Follow the money, if you want to know who is protecting the opium trade. The military industrial complex is using the American citizen as cannon fodder in order to make a profit and our politicians are enabling them.  (Apr 17, 2016 | post #444841)

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Barack Obama, our next President

really, welfare costs $2 Trillion a year, got anything to back that up?  (Apr 3, 2016 | post #1483242)

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Barack Obama, our next President

wow, what a thought provoking, insightful come back. Full of information to support your position. I'll bet you were the captain of your school's debate team. I can see I'm completely out matched.  (Apr 3, 2016 | post #1483171)

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Barack Obama, our next President

what does "the $60 Billion we've spent of rebuilding Iraq and Afghanistan" have to do with the military. Please explain how you got there, what logic did you use. That money was spent on Haliburton contracts not the military.  (Apr 3, 2016 | post #1483157)

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Barack Obama, our next President

It never ceases to amaze me, conservative republicans talk about the deficit and complain about discretionary spending. But they never actually do anything to reduce the deficit. If you and your ilk really really wanted to reduce the deficit you would be looking to cut the TRILLIONS we give to the fossil fuel industry in subsidies annually. The CEO of Exon makes over 1/2 a BILLION/year in salary. The oil industry is one of the most profitable businesses in the world, and yet we give them $37.5 TRILLION A YEAR in subsidies. You would cut the F-35 program, each Naval version costs $337 MILLION+. It's a turkey, capable of only carrying 6 missiles and has lost every aerial combat simulation against F-16's. You're so willing to spend over $3 TRILLION in welfare to Haliburton, funneled through the Iraq war but throw your fellow Americans to the curb. Please spare me your complaining about chump change in the battle of the deficit. Until you're willing to take actual actions to reduce the deficit, you're empty pockets.  (Apr 3, 2016 | post #1483155)

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