'The War Is Not Over'

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Welcome Back Mr. Arbitrageur, were you on vacations for past few days? Your posts were missing!!
Oui, je suis en vacances, certainment!

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<quoted text>Subsidies etc., used to buy influences for a special interest group, lobbies... is crony capitalism good , does 98% American benefit from this ?
Taxpayers benefit if they are eliminated. Seems like you said that Romney eliminated them for the company that went bankrupt.

On the other hand, feeding a half billion to Obama's favorite companies, and then watching them go bankrupt without private interference, that's entirely suspicious.

What do you call that?

There was just another one the other day. Can't call that a tax now, can you?

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LOL ... you have friends? But of course, you can tell your imaginary friends anything you want :-)
Why do you hate Muslims, Frankly?
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WSJ Chief Economist: 75% of Obamacare Costs Will Fall on Backs of Those Making Less Than $120K a Year

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Stephen Moore, Senior Economics Writer with the Wall Street Journal, told FOX and Fiends this morning that nearly 75% of Obamacare costs will fall on the backs of those Americans making less than $120,000 a year.

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The Revolutionary Guards have more than 1,000 ballistic missiles capable of reaching all U.S. bases in the region, all of Israel and some capitals in Europe. In collaboration with China and North Korea, they are also working on intercontinental ballistic missiles.

Salami said the Guards are on high alert, adding,“Our forces in relation to our internal security will complete their mission with all of their capability.”
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WSJ Chief Economist: 75% of Obamacare Costs Will Fall on Backs of Those Making Less Than $120K a Year
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Stephen Moore, Senior Economics Writer with the Wall Street Journal, told FOX and Fiends this morning that nearly 75% of Obamacare costs will fall on the backs of those Americans making less than $120,000 a year.
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Yes, we know it is the same thing that brought the Roman Empire to its knees :-)
Stephen Moore may be an economist but he is first and foremost a shameless right-wing hack. The fact is most of the affected population will not face a requirement to newly purchase insurance or pay a fine (tax), it will affect a whopping 4 or 5 percent of us. It will simply allow those who can afford the Rolls Royce of all health care policies, to opt out by paying a fine
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WSJ Chief Economist: 75% of Obamacare Costs Will Fall on Backs of Those Making Less Than $120K a Year
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Stephen Moore, Senior Economics Writer with the Wall Street Journal, told FOX and Fiends this morning that nearly 75% of Obamacare costs will fall on the backs of those Americans making less than $120,000 a year.
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Why do you have a fear of Europeans? Phobias can be cured with a litle help, in most cases.
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WSJ Chief Economist: 75% of Obamacare Costs Will Fall on Backs of Those Making Less Than $120K a Year
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Stephen Moore, Senior Economics Writer with the Wall Street Journal, told FOX and Fiends this morning that nearly 75% of Obamacare costs will fall on the backs of those Americans making less than $120,000 a year.
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The hardest thing about leaving a job, as so many of us know, is walking away from the benefits package. Once you're out on your own, whether you're starting your own business, working for a small employer that offers no coverage or suddenly find yourself among the ranks of the unemployed the reality is the same: You will have to cough up a lot of dough for what will be inferior health coverage. Brace yourself; the private health-insurance market is a difficult, difficult road to go down. You be looking at steep monthly premiums, higher copayments, outrageous deductibles and fewer benefits. Moreover, the process can be tedious and confusing; it is the reason why there are some 50 million Americans under age 65 who go without coverage sometimes for an entire year!
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I was under the impression from the Palestinians point of view that Arafat was like a demigod to his peoples within their struggle for the search of whatever they thought Arafat's goal was
You are wrong, he was one of those "transitory" leaders which come and go, he did not teach them any morality or was ever seen as a moral teacher.

He was their leader at that time and once they die, they are soon forgotten.

I do not see any permanent Arafat following or any Arafat Philosophy in Palestine.

He was not what Gandhi was to India and what Washington was to USA or Lenin to USSR.

Hope I am able to convey the right message.
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Oui, je suis en vacances, certainment!
You know I do not understand French, but I could decode your message which meant "I was on vacation, for Entertainment purposes"!!

I hope I was right.
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News you will not see or hear on CNN and FOX News

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What You Need to Succeed is Sincerity, And If You Can Fake Sincerity You've Got It Made.(Old Hollywood axiom)

By William Blum (Contd.)

Two simple suggestions as part of a plan to save the planet.

1. Population control: limit families to two children

All else being equal, a markedly reduced population count would have a markedly beneficial effect upon global warming, air pollution, and food and water availability; as well as finding a parking spot, getting a seat on the subway, getting on the flight you prefer, and much, much more. Some favor limiting families to one child. Still others, who spend a major part of each day digesting the awful news of the world, are calling for a limit of zero.(The Chinese government announced in 2008 that the country would have about 400 million more people if it wasn't for its limit of one or two children per couple. 5

But, within the environmental movement, there is still significant opposition to this. Part of the reason is fear of ethnic criticism inasmuch as population programs have traditionally been aimed at — or seen to be aimed at — primarily the poor, the weak, and various "outsiders". There is also the fear of the religious right and its medieval views on birth control.

2. Eliminate the greatest consumer of energy in the world: The United States military.

Here's Michael Klare, professor of Peace and World Security Studies at Hampshire College, Mass. in 2007:

Sixteen gallons of oil. That's how much the average American soldier in Iraq and Afghanistan consumes on a daily basis — either directly, through the use of Humvees, tanks, trucks, and helicopters, or indirectly, by calling in air strikes. Multiply this figure by 162,000 soldiers in Iraq, 24,000 in Afghanistan, and 30,000 in the surrounding region (including sailors aboard U.S. warships in the Persian Gulf) and you arrive at approximately 3.5 million gallons of oil: the daily petroleum tab for U.S. combat operations in the Middle East war zone. Multiply that daily tab by 365 and you get 1.3 billion gallons: the estimated annual oil expenditure for U.S. combat operations in Southwest Asia. That's greater than the total annual oil usage of Bangladesh, population 150 million — and yet it's a gross underestimate of the Pentagon's wartime consumption. 6

The United States military, for decades, with its legion of bases and its numerous wars has also produced and left behind a deadly toxic legacy. From the use of Agent Orange in Vietnam in the 1960s to the open-air burn pits on US bases in Iraq and Afghanistan in the 21st century, countless local people have been sickened and killed; and in between those two periods we could read things such as this from a lengthy article on the subject in the Los Angeles Times in 1990:

U.S. military installations have polluted the drinking water of the Pacific island of Guam, poured tons of toxic chemicals into Subic Bay in the Philippines, leaked carcinogens into the water source of a German spa, spewed tons of sulfurous coal smoke into the skies of Central Europe and pumped millions of gallons of raw sewage into the oceans. 7

The military has caused similar harm to the environment in the United States at a number of its installations.(Do a Google search for <"U.S. military bases" toxic>)

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When I suggest eliminating the military I am usually rebuked for leaving "a defenseless America open to foreign military invasion". And I usually reply:

"Tell me who would invade us? Which country?"

"What do you mean which country? It could be any country."

"So then it should be easy to name one."

"Okay, any of the 200 members of the United Nations!"

"No, I'd like you to name a specific country that you think would invade the United States. Name just one."

"Okay, Paraguay. You happy now?"

"No, you have to tell me why Paraguay would invade the United States."

"How would I know?"

Etc., etc., and if this charming dialogue continues, I ask the person to tell me how many troops the invading country would have to have to occupy a country of more than 300 million people.
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Here in Australia, the right-wing-noise that spelt doomsday messages in the early 1970's when National Healthcare was introduced never eventuated. When they won government years later with a promise to repeal never happened. Why? Because all the health insurance companies are still in business, no one went broke and doctors still drive around in their Mercedes and Beamers. So go figure, US right-wing-noise is a much to do about nothing. Only had Hillary Clinton been able to intro her plan when Bill was in office it would have been a lot less painful because he was cashed up. However the right has been known to not like change especially American conservatives. When the world went metric in late 60's nothing happened in the US. Same when the world went to national health in 70-80's no way was it going to happen in the US. Still minting pennies -- even though it costs 3cents to mint, and still vote on a Tuesday. A tradition that dates back to farmers, bringing their crops to market, in the horse and buggy days. Rest of the world moves on, votes on a weekend so the vote is maximized. So this is not the Democrats that block all these old habits , its right-wing-nuts intransigent that just hates change in any way. So when Obama tries to correct something that was clearly not going to be self funded he gets labeled a socialist even though from the 70's it was known the boomers hitting health care was a train wreck coming for both the economy and health service.

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Why do you have a fear of Europeans? Phobias can be cured with a litle help, in most cases.
I dunno, but have you seen what's happened in Europe over the last century?

Not nearly as peaceful as it is here, what...with euros and their excessive..racism,sexism,anti this... anti that...how long do you figure it'll be till those nutty euros are at it again?
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MUQ wrote:
When I suggest eliminating the military I am usually rebuked for leaving "a defenseless America open to foreign military invasion". And I usually reply:
"Tell me who would invade us? Which country?"
"What do you mean which country? It could be any country."
"So then it should be easy to name one."
"Okay, any of the 200 members of the United Nations!"
"No, I'd like you to name a specific country that you think would invade the United States. Name just one."
"Okay, Paraguay. You happy now?"
"No, you have to tell me why Paraguay would invade the United States."
"How would I know?"
Etc., etc., and if this charming dialogue continues, I ask the person to tell me how many troops the invading country would have to have to occupy a country of more than 300 million people.
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How about the country that already did? That Uppity bunch of u kno who s....

You ever think that we've not been invaded since then>>> because of the military?

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For those previously quoted examples, the leader of Group VII asked prosecutors if he could arrest the suspect on food stamps for fraudulently accepting public assistance. The prosecutor said no. For the second case, where a young unemployed person bought a $10,000 50-caliber sniper rifle, the prosecutor said that they lacked proof that he hadn’t bought the gun for himself.
Then a key even happened: in December 2010, a U.S. border guard was killed by guns purchased by a Fast and Furious suspect in Phoenix. Guns that Group VII was unable to stop because of Republican policies.
It was in fact the opposite of gun walking. Group VII was not giving the guns to criminals to track them, they were seeing criminals get guns, but were unable to stop them because their hands were tied.
Even better, the only case of actual gun walking was performed by John Dodson, the agent who broke the “story” to CBS. Dodson essentially set up his own little sting – entirely outside of the Fast and Furious case – and sold guns to criminals to track them. But then – and this is probably the best part in the whole thing – he went on vacation. And the guns were lost. This one agent is not the focus of Republican investigation. But the rest of the ATF and Justice Department, who were trying to do their jobs the best they can, are under investigation.
So here’s the summary:
1. Republicans and gun rights advocates such as the NRA tie the hands of the ATF and the Department of Justice.
2. The ATF struggles to gain evidence on gun trafficking due to these restrictions.
3. The ATF struggles to pursue cases against trafficking that they do manage to gain evidence on due to these restrictions.
4. A U.S. border guard gets killed by guns that the ATF was unable to stop.
5. Congressional Republicans launch a witch hunt against Obama’s Justice Department and ATF.
6. The wrong people get crucified by Congress and the media.
Now, there are two things that this article is not trying to do. First, it is not to judge whether or not gun rights laws should be loosened. The point is that Republicans loosened them, and are using the effects of that to attack their political opposition. Second, it is not to judge whether or not Eric Holder acted in contempt of Congress. While the investigation may have begun on a completely faulty premise, Holder still may have hindered the investigation. Whether or not that is true, I do not know.
What this article did hopefully do was show that the larger Fast and Furious investigation is nothing but hypocritical politicking at its worst.
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It has been revealed by a Department of Education report that there are 1 million homeless students in the US. Source: http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/ .....
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just as Betty explained I am dazzled that a stay at home mom can make $6823 in one month on the computer. did you see this link http://zapit.nu/23a
President Obama Dances to Party Rock Anthem

After hearing news of the Supreme Courts ruling on a section of "ObamaCare" and that it was constitutional, President Obama was in high spirits and celebrated just a little bit. I found this on CNN and thought it would be fun to share. This originally aired on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. All rights to this video belong to NBC/The Tonight Show and also CNN. No infringement intended...
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<quoted text>How about the country that already did? That Uppity bunch of u kno who s....
You ever think that we've not been invaded since then>>> because of the military?
Mr Klare
That also was of your own faults.....why did you make an unbreakable vow to some country whom you did not know?
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