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|May-12-12|| ||PinnedPiece: .|
FSR: Christianity in a nutshell: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n16P...
FSR: Sam Harris destroys Christianity: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcO4...
The gentleman doth protest too much, methinks.
|May-12-12|| ||cormier: <<<<<<<Jn 15:18-21> Jesus said to his disciples: "If the world hates you, realize that it hated me first.> If you belonged to the world, the world would love its own; but because you do not belong to the world,
and I have chosen you out of the world,
the world hates you.>
Remember the word I spoke to you,
'No slave is greater than his master.'>
If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you.> If they kept my word, they will also keep yours.> And they will do all these things to you on account of my name, because they do not know the one who sent me.">
|May-12-12|| ||PinnedPiece: <Me: Obama = amateur>|
It seems more and more folks are picking up on our conservative KR commentary. That says nice things about the influence of Chessgames.com Political Auxiliaries, eh? See all this:
<<<<>>His Doc: Obama="Amateur with a Messianic Complex">
<In a revealing new book, The Amateur, author Edward Klein interviews President Barack Obama’s physician, Dr. David Scheiner, MD, who blasts the president’s health care plan and says that President Obama has an “academic detachment” that he could never break through.
The doctor fears that if the health care plan is “the failure” he believes it will be, because of runaway costs and other problems, then any health reform will be set back for years to come.
These are only a few of many reveals in Klein’s book, which makes the case that President Obama is not the political machine that people fear, but an amateur with a messianic complex who is completely out of his depth.>
<<<<>>American Public: Obama=amateur>
<The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows Mitt Romney earning 50% of the vote and President Obama attracting 42% support.>
<<<<>>International Intelligence Community: Obama = despicable actions>
<Mike Scheur, the former head of the CIA's Bin Laden unit, said the leaking about the nuts and bolts of British involvement was despicable and would make a repeat of the operation difficult. "MI6 should be as angry as hell. .... This is really tragic," Scheur said.>
(Special Note: NO CONDEMNATION APPEARING IN AMERICAN "BALANCED" MEDIA)
<<<<>>Beach Boys Singer: Obama = Socialist Axx-Hole>
And if you suspect OBAMA is an amateur, consider that he has appointed to high government posts, and surrounded himself with, people even more incompetent than himself. You can bet that Ex-Soviet dictators love him! You can bet that the cheesy, toothless, compromised Mexican Government loves him! You can bet that the Muslim Brotherhood (recently hosted at the white house) loves him!
Myself, I have even drawn back from my position of merely liking him.
|May-12-12|| ||whiteshark: Q: What did the socialists use before candlelight?
|May-12-12|| ||al wazir: <whiteshark: Q: What did the socialists use before candlelight? A: Bulbs!>|
Suggests a whole genre of gibes. Examples:
Q: What did the socialists use before oxcarts? A: Hybrid automobiles!
Q: What did Germany use to generate electricity before coal? A: Nuclear reactors!
Q: What did conservatives read before the Bible? A: Newspapers!
|May-12-12|| ||PinnedPiece: <Obama Govt Official Given CYA by CBS*>|
Pay attention to the last wishful thoughts: some dumb Saudi or Yemeni blew the cover off the op, to AP. (May not be Obama admin goofball after all! You know how those Yemenis call the AP White House Beat newsdesk every chance they get!)
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* I was wrong about the "Balanced" American media ignoring this story. CBS has had the foresight to begin damage control.
|May-12-12|| ||whiteshark: Thanks <al wazir>. That makes you my ceegee member of the day. :D|
|May-12-12|| ||Marmot PFL: <<al wazir: A far simpler and more effective monetary policy would have been for the government to print a new batch of money, distribute an equal amount to everyone, then sit back and watch as stagnant economies were stirred to life by the spending and debts were paid down and eroded by temporarily higher inflation.>|
While I agree that these austerity policies are failing almost everywhere (ask Merkozy), the answer is not to just print more money. In fact if this is just spent on bigger cars/more gas it would do more harm than good. What we need is more spending on renewable energy, mass transit, high speed rail etc. Not easy to get against the power of big oil & coal interests-
<Conservative thinktanks step up attacks against Obama's clean energy strategy
A network of ultra-conservative groups is ramping up an offensive on multiple fronts to turn the American public against wind farms and Barack Obama's energy agenda.
A number of rightwing organisations, including Americans for Prosperity, which is funded by the billionaire Koch brothers, are attacking Obama for his support for solar and wind power. The American Legislative Exchange Council (Alec), which also has financial links to the Kochs, has drafted bills to overturn state laws promoting wind energy.>
|May-12-12|| ||PinnedPiece: Don't worry, <Marmot>, on the other side you have the factually devoid ramblings of a NASA scientist to argue for killing off carbon-based energy as fast as possible.|
<Canada’s tar sands, deposits of sand saturated with bitumen, contain twice the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by global oil use in our entire history. If we were to fully exploit this new oil source, and continue to burn our conventional oil, gas and coal supplies, <concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere eventually would reach levels higher than in the Pliocene era*>, more than 2.5 million years ago, when sea level was at least 50 feet higher than it is now. That level of heat-trapping gases would assure that the disintegration of the ice sheets would accelerate out of control. Sea levels would rise and destroy coastal cities. Global temperatures would become intolerable. Twenty to 50 percent of the planet’s species would be driven to extinction. Civilization would be at risk. >
By, Factless Horrors R US.
By all accounts, avg temperature has remained steady over the last 10 years. He mentions hot spells here and there, but nothing about the cold spells elsewhere.
Essentially James Hansen's neck has been stuck out for 20 yrs, and one might surmise his overheated gassy predictions are what has been responsible for any localized hot blasts.
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* I'm sure he knows this because he has a really fancy spreadsheet that includes every possible biosphere compensation the earth has to offer as a precise and thoroughly validated and correctly sequenced and weighted formula.
|May-12-12|| ||King Death: This is miserable, using a kid's death this way! Paper targets of Trayvon Martin?|
|May-12-12|| ||johnlspouge: Here is an article with some implications if you feel threatened in Florida and you have a gun handy. |
[ http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/12/opini... ]
Florida apparently encourages you to pump the source of your anxiety full of bullets and await exoneration under "Stand Your Ground".
|May-12-12|| ||Marmot PFL: <<Canada’s tar sands, deposits of sand saturated with bitumen, contain twice the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by global oil use in our entire history. If we were to fully exploit this new oil source, and continue to burn our conventional oil, gas and coal supplies, <concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere eventually would reach levels higher than in the Pliocene era*>, more than 2.5 million years ago, when sea level was at least 50 feet higher than it is now. That level of heat-trapping gases would assure that the disintegration of the ice sheets would accelerate out of control. Sea levels would rise and destroy coastal cities. Global temperatures would become intolerable. Twenty to 50 percent of the planet’s species would be driven to extinction. Civilization would be at risk. >|
I read that for every 1C degree rise in temperature to expect a 30-60 ft. rise in sea level. By the end of the 2020s we could lose every coastal city.
|May-12-12|| ||PinnedPiece: <JLS> Doesn't look very encouraging to me.... 20 yrs..... |
btw Looks like she could be Obama's daughter.
|May-12-12|| ||Jim Bartle: Without checking, I think that's not 30-60 ft. but either 30-60 cm. or 30-60 inches. Still enough to do some real damage.|
|May-12-12|| ||al wazir: <Marmot PFL: While I agree that these austerity policies are failing almost everywhere (ask Merkozy), the answer is not to just print more money. In fact if this is just spent on bigger cars/more gas it would do more harm than good. What we need is more spending on renewable energy, mass transit, high speed rail etc. Not easy to get against the power of big oil & coal interests->|
In context I think Kunkel's point is right. He was suggesting a way to end the world's financial woes, not its environmental and social ones.
As soon as you start talking about strategic planning, about intelligent allocation of resources and solving incipient problems or problems that merely loom on the horizon, etc., rabid reactionaries begin screeching about the infallibility of markets, the fatuity of governments picking winners, and the "factually devoid ramblings" of scientists saying things the marketeers don't want to hear.
And in truth there are real problems associated with planning. Who does the planning, how do we know when plans are optimal, how do we prioritize choices when one man's meat is another man's endangered species? But to deny the usefulness of plans and the need for them is folly.
|May-12-12|| ||PinnedPiece: < King Death: This is miserable, using a kid's death this way! Paper targets of Trayvon Martin?|
Yep, that target looks like he could be Obama's son, all right.
I've often wondered: if Trayvon Martin had known that he would become the international icon for wrongful death, for carrying candy and soda, for being someone who looked like he could be the President of the United States of America's son, and the iconic emblem of anyone forevermore wearing a hoodie, if he would have had second thoughts about his actions that night.
He would never have achieved such prominence if he had never had the encounter. Do you say "Hey, cool, I'll die for that fame", or do you say "Wait a minute, I want to be around to enjoy this somehow" or do you say, "Nix on that. Let some other foo be America's Hoodie King."
|May-12-12|| ||diceman: <kb2ct:
Mike and I used to play first board but for different ivy league schools. As a high school team we were unbeatable.
I remember getting on our bikes every Saturday morning and going to the post office to get mimeographed analysis from Russia that Mike's father used to get. >
You were close in age.
I’m guessing I was 15 to 20 years younger than him.
Seemed like when I first met him he was already married with a family.
(to a “different sex” partner)
He was somewhere in his 30’s, strong master, IM,
I was the 18-ish Expert looking for scalps.
(no offense to indigenous people)
Don’t remember if he had the IM title when I first met him or if he won it while I knew him?
We probably played together on about 10 league matches, depending on the players
available, he would be on one of the upper boards and I on one of the lower.
If memory serves, he was a big Benko Gambit fanatic.
|May-12-12|| ||Jim Bartle: "I've often wondered: if Trayvon Martin had known that he would become the international icon for wrongful death, for carrying candy and soda, for being someone who looked like he could be the President of the United States of America's son, and the iconic emblem of anyone forevermore wearing a hoodie, if he would have had second thoughts about his actions that night."|
Sheesh, PinnedPiece. Blame the victim, willya?
|May-12-12|| ||PinnedPiece: In what way am I blaming him? His actions were to go buy candy and soda. He might have decided to stay at home and chat with his dad. |
|May-12-12|| ||PinnedPiece: Am I blaming the victims if i say these three Boston University kids might have decided to stay home if they had known this would happen? Or still wanted the chance to go see the Lord of the Rings filming sites?|
|May-12-12|| ||patzer2: Socialists, such as those who elected the new government in France recently, might think they have a better idea. However, as the reality sets in that socialism doesn't produce prosperity and the tax hikes won't fall only on the rich, the euphoria will end.|
As Margaret Thatcher said, "the problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money." To which I might add another related problem is that after they run out of "other people's money" they come after yours.
Witness, as described at http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122..., how Bill Clinton broke his Oct 1992 campaign promise not to raise taxes on the middle class, asking for an income tax hike for nearly everyone as he entered office in Jan 1993 (breaking his promise only three months after he made it).
|May-12-12|| ||Jim Bartle: PinnedPiece, my point is that Martin apparently did nothing wrong, so why speculate about what he would have done differently? (But I'll do it a little: I suspect he would have worried more about, you know, dying than about becoming a public figure.)|
|May-12-12|| ||Jim Bartle: Patzer2: But the economy did quite well during the Clinton years, didn't it? Credit Clinton or credit the Republican House, but the economy was strong.|
|May-12-12|| ||diceman: <patzer2: Socialists, such as those who elected the new government in France recently>|
Sung to The Patty Duke ShowTheme:
Meet Obama, who's lived most everywhere,
(with or without a birth certificate)
From Indonesia to Lincoln Square.
But Hollande’s only seen the sights.
A boy can see from Eiffel Heights --
What a crazy pair!
But they're commies,
Identical commies all the way.
One pair of matching bookends,
Different as night and day.
Where Hollande adores a minuet,
The Ballet Russes, and crepe suzette,
Obama loves to rock and roll,
A beer summit makes him lose control --
What a wild duet!
Still, they're commies,
Identical commies and you'll find,
They laugh alike, they walk alike,
At times they even tax alike --
You can lose your mind,
When commies are two of a kind.
|May-12-12|| ||patzer2: <Jim Bartle> Clinton wasn't trying to raise taxes in the midst of the worst contraction since the great depression. Raising taxes in the midst of the ongoing great contraction (Rogoff's term) could very likely trigger a deeper recession (e.g. going back above 10% unemployment). |
However, my larger point is a warning to middle class voters not to trust the Democratic Party's claims that all of Obama's planned spending can be paid for by "taxing the rich." When being told only the "rich" will pay higher taxes, they better watch out for their own wallets.
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