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rSin

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calif
Jul 8, 2013 - 03:06pm PT
Drone strikes more likely to kill civilians than traditional weapons, study finds


or

scared pussies find way to sex the armament industries by manufacturing a threat were none existed previously...



http://tv.msnbc.com/2013/07/03/drone-strikes-more-likely-to-kill-civilians-than-traditional-warfare-study-finds/
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Jul 8, 2013 - 04:20pm PT
Credit: philo
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Jul 8, 2013 - 05:45pm PT
Credit: philo
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Jul 8, 2013 - 07:02pm PT
http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/07/08/rick-perrys-sister-could-personally-profit-from-closing-most-of-the-abortion-clinics-in-texas/
Dr. F.

Big Wall climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 8, 2013 - 07:04pm PT
Republicans Trying to Be as Unpopular as Humanly Possible

Privatizing Medicare and taking Paul Ryan's cues are recipe for being hated.

Salon / By Joan Walsh

July 8, 2013 |
http://www.alternet.org/republicans-trying-be-unpopular-humanly-possible?paging=off

With the July 4 holiday behind them, House members might be expected to take up work on the immigration reform bill passed by the Senate. But they won’t. They’re looking at piecemeal reforms that will be heavier on border enforcement than the Senate bill – which doubled the number of border control agents, after the border control budget already doubled in size in the last decade — and even nuttier ideas.

Instead the House GOP is apparently making big plans for another debt ceiling hostage-taking, and this time they’ve got a strategy to demand big budget cuts from President Obama and the Democrats. According to the National Journal, House leaders are working on a “menu” of budget-slashing offers to Obama in exchange for lifting the debt ceiling for a short, medium or long period of time. Their template is Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget – the budget so unjust and biased against the poor that the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops took time out from restricting women’s rights to criticize the Ryan plan.

House members reluctantly voted to raise the debt ceiling in January promising to come back with a strengthened hand on behalf of budget cuts next time around (which will probably be the end of this year). So House Speaker John Boehner is reportedly meeting with Ryan and other conservatives like Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise, who boasted about their talks to the National Journal. The key points:


For a long-term deal, one that gives Treasury borrowing authority for three-and-a-half years, Obama would have to agree to premium support. The plan to privatize Medicare, perhaps the most controversial aspect of the Ryan budget, is the holy grail for conservatives who say major deficit-reduction can only be achieved by making this type of cut to mandatory spending. “If the president wants to go big, there’s a big idea,” said Rep. Steve Scalise, chairman of the Republican Study Committee.

For a medium-sized increase in the debt-limit, Republicans want Obama to agree to cut spending in the SNAP food stamp program, block-grant Medicaid, or tinker with chained CPI.

For a smaller increase, there is talk of means-testing Social Security, for example, or ending certain agricultural subsidies.

…Even at the smallest end of the spectrum — another months-long extension of debt-limit — there is talk of pushing back the eligibility age for Social Security by an equal number of months.

Are these people on drugs? These are wildly unpopular ideas that have no chance of passing the Senate. (“Republicans are eager to look like they are giving the White House plenty of options, convinced that it is in their interest to appear engaged and flexible at the negotiating table,” the NJ’s Tim Alberta reports, apparently unironically.) Unfortunately, the president himself has come out behind the chained CPI, but given the enormity of House GOP demands and delusion, he’s unlikely to get much for that concession. So one cheer for House GOP delusion.

Scalise seems to be the main source for the National Journal story, and you can imagine other members wincing at his clueless bluster. Not surprisingly, Scalise starred in another story today about the Obama team’s belief it will see some congressional movement on both immigration reform and the economy this summer. Not so fast, Scalise told the Washington Post: “We’re going to continue to be very aggressive in serving as a check and balance against the Obama administration. That’s what the country said in November. We’re very far apart.”

It’s interesting to note that Paul Ryan is key to these debt-ceiling strategy talks, according to the National Journal, when he’s also supposed to be key to comprehensive immigration reform. To his credit, Ryan has come out for something along the lines of the Senate bill, but the question is whether he’ll expend any political capital getting other members to join him. So far, he hasn’t. It looks like another round of debt-ceiling hostage taking is a higher priority for him.

Ironically the fact that the deficit is falling faster than at any time since World War II is helping driving the House GOP’s extremism – they have to go for big, slashing cuts, because the deficit is already shrinking. Here’s hoping the extremism of the House GOP’s opening salvo will remind the Obama administration not to waste its time on another attempt at a “grand bargain” on deficit reduction.

Where are the Jobs Mr. Boehner?
Why don't you do something useful for once.
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Jul 8, 2013 - 07:08pm PT
Credit: philo
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jul 8, 2013 - 08:50pm PT
this thread is lookin pretty MEAGER these days LMAO!...Seems like your guy is loosing ground like his counterparts in Egypt ! Nyuk nyuk nyuk...
rSin

Trad climber
calif
Jul 8, 2013 - 08:53pm PT
i smell something smoldering too...
k-man

Gym climber
SCruz
Jul 9, 2013 - 09:25am PT
Can any Republicans out there back up their party with regards to confirming Richard Cordray as CFPB Director?


Seems all the Republicans care about is hosing the people in lieu of Big Banks. Anybody got a different take on this? Silence here suggests that you do not, and that the GOP is indeed just out to support the elite class.

link: Elizabeth Warren Urges Senate To Confirm Richard Cordray As CFPB Director
Dr. F.

Big Wall climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 9, 2013 - 09:32am PT
The Country is being eaten out from the inside as The GOP Congress does nothing except talk about abortion and repealling Obamacare.

Vote the Bums Out!!!
They have done more damage to this country than what rong has done to his own reputation!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jul 9, 2013 - 10:09am PT
White House Has Known For Months Obamacare Implementation Wouldn't Work
Last week, it scaled back several required provisions. They aren't the first. And probably won't be the last.

By Margot Sanger-Katz
Updated: July 9, 2013 | 12:01 p.m.
July 9, 2013 | 6:00 a.m.


In this Sept. 7, 2009, file photo, supporters listen to President Obama speak at the AFL-CIO Labor Day picnic at Coney Island in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/David Kohl, File)
If you've been reading all the Obamacare stories lately, you might get the impression that the administration has just realized it will not be able to implement the massive health reform as designed.
It has known for months.
As far back as March, a top IT official at the Department of Health and Human Services said the department's current ambition for the law's new online insurance marketplaces was that they not be "a Third-World experience." Several provisions had already been abandoned in an effort to simplify the administration's task and maximize the chances that the new systems would be ready to go live in October, when customers are supposed to start signing up for insurance.
(RELATED: Is 'Obamacare' In Trouble?)
Dr. F.

Big Wall climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 9, 2013 - 10:38am PT
Who cares if Obamacare is in trouble or not?

Only idiots like rong, do you get a woody every time Obama is in the News?

Benghaziiiiiiiiiii!!!!!!!!!!!!!11111666

where would we be Now if Mitt won,?
WWIII!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jul 9, 2013 - 10:41am PT
Doc,, when the tide line hits yur lips,, id swim out of that sinking boat if i were you.
dirtbag

climber
Jul 9, 2013 - 06:25pm PT
If there is one thing I've learned from this thread, it's that right wingers don't give a sh#t about facts.
rSin

Trad climber
calif
Jul 9, 2013 - 06:33pm PT
you will note!

all the 'reasons' the affordable healthcare act CANT work, are reasons for conservatives to cheer aspects of america that are FAR from "number one" in the world...

without having to admit the backward state of development
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Jul 9, 2013 - 06:34pm PT
Democrats,

Puting the moon in moonbat.

http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/house/309829-dems-propose-historical-park-on-the-moon
Dr. F.

Big Wall climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 9, 2013 - 07:15pm PT
Credit: Dr. F.
Credit: Dr. F.
jghedge

climber
Jul 9, 2013 - 09:39pm PT


Bend Over Repubs Here It Comes Again

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2013/07/10/hillary-clinton-super-pac-hires-obama-campaign-aides-ready-for-hillary/2503777/


Ready for Hillary, the super PAC pushing a presidential bid by Hillary Rodham Clinton, is joining forces with a firm whose leaders built President Obama's wildly successful grassroots campaign operation.

The PAC announced it has hired 270 Strategies to build a field operation to marshal voter support for a potential 2016 Clinton campaign. The firm's partners include Jeremy Bird, Obama's 2012 national field director, and Mitch Stewart, who oversaw the campaign's operations in battleground states.

"There is no one that better understands grassroots presidential politics than the team that won the last two presidential elections," Craig Smith, a senior advisor to the super PAC, said in a statement. He said the firm will help mobilize the "hundreds of thousands of Americans" who are urging Clinton to run.


Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jul 9, 2013 - 10:21pm PT
You know those Muslim Brotherhood screw ups in Egypt? Well we have a similar demographic in Canada but it amounts to the majority in your red states:

EDITORIAL
The Decline of North Carolina
By THE EDITORIAL BOARD

Every Monday since April, thousands of North Carolina residents have gathered at the State Capitol to protest the grotesque damage that a new Republican majority has been doing to a tradition of caring for the least fortunate. Nearly 700 people have been arrested in the “Moral Monday” demonstrations, as they are known. But the bad news keeps on coming from the Legislature, and pretty soon a single day of the week may not be enough to contain the outrage.

In January, after the election of Pat McCrory as governor, Republicans took control of both the executive and legislative branches for the first time since Reconstruction. Since then, state government has become a demolition derby, tearing down years of progress in public education, tax policy, racial equality in the courtroom and access to the ballot.

The cruelest decision by lawmakers went into effect last week: ending federal unemployment benefits for 70,000 residents. Another 100,000 will lose their checks in a few months. Those still receiving benefits will find that they have been cut by a third, to a maximum of $350 weekly from $535, and the length of time they can receive benefits has been slashed from 26 weeks to as few as 12 weeks.

The state has the fifth-highest unemployment rate in the country, and many Republicans insulted workers by blaming their joblessness on generous benefits. In fact, though, North Carolina is the only state that has lost long-term federal benefits, because it did not want to pay back $2.5 billion it owed to Washington for the program. The State Chamber of Commerce argued that cutting weekly benefits would be better than forcing businesses to pay more in taxes to pay off the debt, and lawmakers blindly went along, dropping out of the federal program.

At the same time, the state is also making it harder for future generations of workers to get jobs, cutting back sharply on spending for public schools. Though North Carolina has been growing rapidly, it is spending less on schools now than it did in 2007, ranking 46th in the nation in per-capita education dollars. Teacher pay is falling, 10,000 prekindergarten slots are scheduled to be removed, and even services to disabled children are being chopped.

“We are losing ground,” Superintendent June Atkinson said recently, warning of a teacher exodus after lawmakers proposed ending extra pay for teachers with master’s degrees, cutting teacher assistants and removing limits on class sizes.

Republicans repealed the Racial Justice Act, a 2009 law that was the first in the country to give death-row inmates a chance to prove they were victims of discrimination. They have refused to expand Medicaid and want to cut income taxes for the rich while raising sales taxes on everyone else. The Senate passed a bill that would close most of the state’s abortion clinics.

And, naturally, the Legislature is rushing to impose voter ID requirements and cut back on early voting and Sunday voting, which have been popular among Democratic voters. One particularly transparent move would end a tax deduction for dependents if students vote at college instead of their hometowns, a blatant effort to reduce Democratic voting strength in college towns like Chapel Hill and Durham.

North Carolina was once considered a beacon of farsightedness in the South, an exception in a region of poor education, intolerance and tightfistedness. In a few short months, Republicans have begun to dismantle a reputation that took years to build.



Dr. F.

Big Wall climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 10, 2013 - 08:37am PT
We have the Republicon Brotherhood here in America, it's similar to the Taliban
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