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I'm not the one that is ying to make abortion illegal. In case you haven't noticed there is a big movement to make abortions illegal, or restrict access. You are right it is time to move on, why don't you tell that to the friggin evangelical christian taliban and the republican party  (19 min ago | post #1165448)

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so is a fertilized turkey egg a turkey?? Why don't you roast a fertilized turkey egg next thanksgiving and serve it for dinner. Let me know how that goes over. all the cells in my body have my DNA, it doesn't mean that they are a sentient human being. Heck, even my waste products have my DNA in them. as for a person in a coma, that pereson has been through the birth process. Does that person cease to be a human. That depends, are they brain dead or not? We allow doctors to take patients who are in a coma and brain dead off of life support.  (29 min ago | post #1165441)

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glad you're not a lawyer. I suggest you go read the law, which was passed almost unaimously and backked by Christian evangelicals, you know the base of the republican party. WASHINGTON — It was one of the final pieces of legislation signed into law by President George W. Bush, a measure that passed without controversy, along with a pension bill and another one calling for national parks to be commemorated on quarters. “This is a piece of legislation we’re very proud to sign,” a White House spokesman, Tony Fratto, told reporters on Dec. 23, 2008, as the president put his pen to the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008, named for a 19th-century British abolitionist. “This program has been very effective around the world in trying to stop trafficking in persons.” Now the legislation, enacted quietly during the transition to the Obama administration, is at the root of the potentially calamitous flow of unaccompanied minors to the nation’s southern border. Originally pushed by a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers as well as by evangelical groups to combat sex trafficking, the bill gave substantial new protections to children entering the country alone who were not from Mexico or Canada by prohibiting them from being quickly sent back to their country of origin. Instead, it required that they be given an opportunity to appear at an immigration hearing and consult with an advocate, and it recommended that they have access to counsel. It also required that they be turned over to the care of the Department of Health and Human Services, and the agency was directed to place the minor “in the least restrictive setting that is in the best interest of the child” and to explore reuniting those children with family members. http://www.nytimes .com/2014/07/08/us /immigrant-surge-r ooted-in-law-to-cu rb-child-trafficki ng.html?_r=0  (46 min ago | post #1165426)

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the real queston is Is a fertilized egg, a blastocyst, a zygote, an embryo, a fetus a sentient human being? Yes they are all alive, and left alone, some will develop into a sentient human being. But at which stage do we consider them a sentient human being?  (56 min ago | post #1165416)

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When you are right you are right. It takes a Congress to work with the President to make this country work. Which is something President Obama hasn't had. ust look, Mitcheel McConnel famous quote: "The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president." -Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, quoted in National Journal, November 4, 2010 Reublicans are all the same, they put politics head of the country. Just look when they took control of Congress under President Clinton. We got Ken Starr investigation into White Water. When nothing came that, it was anything Kenny boy could think of.three ears and 75 Million dollars later, after all the intimidaton, threats against witnesses, coercion, the only thing Ken could come up with was none of our business, a sexual tryst between two consentng adults. we are seing a replay of this infantile behaviour. 50 votes to repeal the ACA, knowing full wel there isn't a chance in hades for it to be enacted. Repeating the ame behaviour over and over and expecting different results is insanity and waste of tax payer dollars. Issa has had 7 investgations into Benghazi, now he wants to spend $5million more on an 8th. Even the military has backed up the response to the attack. but hey, since when do Republicans listen to the military?? They hate the troops. The last time a Republican President listened to the military was George H.W.Bush and he was smart enough to sideline his Sec. of Defense......Chene y  (1 hr ago | post #1165410)

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I have never understood that logic. Oh the poor christians are having homosexuality and abortion rammed down their thoats?? please explain just how. No one is forcing christians to accept homosexuality, No one is forcing christians into a homosexual marriage No one is forcing christians to get an abortion. HOWEVER MAKING HOMOSEXUAL MARRIAGES AND ABORTION ILLEGAL IS FORCING PEOPLE TO FOLLOW FUNDAMENTALIST EVANGELICAL CHRISTIAN DOGMA Great, we all get it, you don't accept homosexuality or abortion. Fine. Now just leave the rest of us alone to make our own choices based on OUR BELIEFS AND NOT YOURS. Jesus H Friggin Christ, you christians sure do have a persecution complex. WHY DO YOU FEEL THE NEED TO MAKE EVERYBODY ACT AND DO AS YOU DO? WHY DO YOU INSIST WE FOLLOW YOUR BRONZE AGE DOGMA. IS YOUR FAITH THAT WEAK THAT IT NEEDS GROUP REASSURANCE?  (1 hr ago | post #1165398)

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can u name those 13?  (1 hr ago | post #1165392)

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While a simple moron knows that to be true, they are not Mexican and President Obama if forbidden by law to immediately return them to their native countries, thanks to Christian Evangelicals, the Republican party and George W Bush. Why not learn to read and try to stay up on current events, this way you won't look so stupid. WASHINGTON — It was one of the final pieces of legislation signed into law by President George W. Bush, a measure that passed without controversy, along with a pension bill and another one calling for national parks to be commemorated on quarters. “This is a piece of legislation we’re very proud to sign,” a White House spokesman, Tony Fratto, told reporters on Dec. 23, 2008, as the president put his pen to the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008, named for a 19th-century British abolitionist. “This program has been very effective around the world in trying to stop trafficking in persons.” Now the legislation, enacted quietly during the transition to the Obama administration, is at the root of the potentially calamitous flow of unaccompanied minors to the nation’s southern border. Originally pushed by a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers as well as by evangelical groups to combat sex trafficking, the bill gave substantial new protections to children entering the country alone who were not from Mexico or Canada by prohibiting them from being quickly sent back to their country of origin. Instead, it required that they be given an opportunity to appear at an immigration hearing and consult with an advocate, and it recommended that they have access to counsel. It also required that they be turned over to the care of the Department of Health and Human Services, and the agency was directed to place the minor “in the least restrictive setting that is in the best interest of the child” and to explore reuniting those children with family members http://www.nytimes .com/2014/07/08/us /immigrant-surge-r ooted-in-law-to-cu rb-child-trafficki ng.html?_r=0  (1 hr ago | post #1165390)

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Ys poor people have been voting republican for 50 years, only now there are a lot more of them and a lot less middle class,all the while the rich 10% have gotten a whole lot more richer  (1 hr ago | post #1165381)

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is so tupid, he doesn't evenknow where the name John Galt came from, and given the length of the book, I seriously douobt he has the ability to read and understand it  (Yesterday | post #1164792)

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Bush and Congress wanted to protect us all from our mutual enemy SO THEY FRIGGIN DESTROYED EVERYTHING THAT MADE THIS COUNTRY GREAT, WHAT THOUSANDS OF AMERICANS FOUGHT AND DIED FOR???? Geesh, did they wrap it up with a bow when they handed Osama bin laden his victory cake. They did the job for Osama when they passed the patriot Act. Those who would trade freedom for security deserve neither!  (Sunday Jul 6 | post #1161853)

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actually it was Halliburton who wasin bed with Saddam. They set up a bunch of shell companies in the 90's to circumvent the embargo and do business with Saddam. Hmmm, I wonder who was CEO of Halliburton at the time? The name is there right on the tip of my tongue....wait I'll think of it. When Dick Cheney was CEO of the oilfield supply firm Halliburton, the company did $23.8 million in business with Saddam Hussein, the evildoer ``prepared to share his weapons of mass destruction with terrorists.'' http://www.rense.c om/general29/sse.h tm So, if Saddam is "the world's worst leader,'' how come Cheney sold him the equipment to get his dilapidated oil fields up and running so he could afford to build weapons of mass destruction? Using two subsidiaries, Dresser-Rand and Ingersoll-Dresser, Halliburton helped rebuild Saddam's war-damaged oil fields. The combined value of these contracts for parts and equipment was greater than that of any other American company doing business with Iraq -- companies including Schlumberger, Flowserve, Fisher-Rosemount and General Electric. They acted through foreign subsidiaries or associated companies in France, Belgium, Germany, India, Switzerland, Bahrain, Egypt and the Netherlands. The United States had concluded that Iraq, Libya, and Iran supported terrorism and had imposed strict sanctions on them. Yet during Cheney's tenure at Halliburton the company did business in all three countries. In the case of Iraq, Halliburton legally evaded U.S. sanctions by conducting its oil-service business through foreign subsidiaries that had once been owned by Dresser. With Iran and Libya, Halliburton used its own subsidiaries. The use of foreign subsidiaries may have helped the company to avoid paying U.S. taxes. In some ways, the Libya and Iran transactions were consistent with Cheney's views. He had long opposed economic sanctions as a political tool, even against South Africa's apartheid regime. During the 2000 campaign, however, Cheney said he viewed Iraq differently. "I had a firm policy that we wouldn't do anything in Iraq, even arrangements that were supposedly legal," he told ABC News. But, under Cheney's watch, two foreign subsidiaries of Dresser sold millions of dollars' worth of oil services and parts to Saddam's regime. The transactions were not illegal, but they were politically suspect. The deals occurred under the United Nations Oil-for-Food program, at a time when Saddam Hussein chose which companies his government would work with. Corruption was rampant. It may be that it was simply Halliburton's expertise that attracted Saddam's regime, but a United Nations diplomat with the Oil-for-Food program has doubts. "Most American companies were blacklisted," he said. "It's rather surprising to find Halliburton doing business with Saddam. It would have been very much a senior-level decision, made by the regime at the top." Cheney has said that he personally directed the company to stop doing business with Saddam. Halliburton's presence in Iraq ended in February, 2000. http://www.theatla ntic.com/politics/ archive/2011/08/re membering-why-amer icans-loathe-dick- cheney/244306/  (Sunday Jul 6 | post #1161850)

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Geesh, rewrite history why don't ya. There was plenty of dissent here in the U.S. on the Bush administration's conclusion of Saddam possessing WMD's. The NRC engineering experts said those aluminum tubes were too weak to be used in centrifuges for enrichment. There were WMD experts that stated even if Saddam had chemical and biological agents left over from Gulf War I, they would be useless and impotent due to age (Remember those shells found in the desert which were useless) there was the Marine Major Scott Ritter, a WMD inspector who said Saddam didn't have any WMD's The French The Russians The Germans all said Saddam didn't possess WMD's. There were plenty in our intel fields who disagreed and did many Generals, all of whom were cashiered out of the service. Heck, just look up PNAC, William Kristol's buffoon tank which advocated for taking out Saddam, installing a puppet, U.S. friendly gov't, then stationing a large U.S. force in Iraq to force everyone to behave like we wanted in 1998. The membership of this intelligence challenged cabal reads like a who's who of the Bush administration  (Sunday Jul 6 | post #1161841)

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Souonds like the Patriot act. Hmm which party had control of Congress and the Oval office when that act was passed? which President instituted the policy of extra-ordinary rendition? Which president instituted the policy of detaining American citizens based on their ethnic background and imprisoned them for days without charges often subjecting them to harsh beatings? Which president instituted the policy of arresting Americans suspected of ties to terrorist organizations holding them for years without a warrant, without a trial, subjecting them to torture and then not charging them or bringing them to trial because they had a mental breakdown from al the abuse? Which President instituted the policy of torturing POW's? which President instituted the policy of kidnapping foreigners in their own land, and sending them to prisons where they were tortured, some to deathUnfortunately , once you give a president power, the Oval Office is known for holding on to that power no matter who is in it. Yes, ALL of what you say was started by Bush, nothing new there. President Obama has failed to stop those abuses and I fault him for that.  (Sunday Jul 6 | post #1161825)

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