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Drill Baby thread split.....

Posted By: Todd_Sails

Drill Baby thread split..... - 10/17/11 03:20 PM

Due to performance, let's start part 3

Did ya hear they already dropped part of O Bomb ya care?
Posted By: Todd_Sails

Re: Drill Baby thread split..... - 10/18/11 02:30 AM

YOu lie!

I saw the anti christ with big ears on TV shortly today, but I just had dinner and had to change the channel before I barfed.

But, the Big eared idiot was saying the HOuse republicans killed his job bill, and it seemed most of his audience was agreeing with him.

Then I felt really stupid, 'cause I thought the Senate still have a democrap majority, and the Senate could pass any totally ludicrous bill they wanted!

But somehow, it's the senate republicans fault?

As I said- you lie!
Why not say that some of your democraps wouldn't vote for it either?

I ask you here today folks, how long.........., how long................., how long...............will this BS go on?
Posted By: hobie1616

Re: Drill Baby thread split..... - 10/18/11 03:59 AM

Is your species shrinking Todd?

Animals, Plants Shrinking as Climate Warms


Contradicting a century-old hypothesis, increased global carbon dioxide levels seem to be shrinking plants instead of fostering their growth. Animals from polar bears to marine iguanas are being stunted too.

In 1896, Svante Arrhenius published calculations predicting that doubling CO2 levels would trigger a global temperatures increase of about 5-6 degrees C.

"We would then have some right to indulge in the pleasant belief that our descendants, albeit after many generations, might live under a milder sky and in less barren surroundings than is our lot at present," Arrhenius said during a lecture that same year.

But it seems reality hasn't lived up to Arrhenius' verdant dreams of vigorous vegetation.

"Plants were expected to get larger with increased atmospheric carbon dioxide," but changes in temperature, humidity and nutrient availability seem to have trumped the benefits of increased CO2, said researchers from the National University of Singapore in the journal Nature Climate Change.

Forty-five percent of the species studied now reach smaller adult sizes than they did in the recent past. The researchers, led by Jennifer Sheridan and David Bickford, point to climate change induced warmer temperatures and changing habitats are possible culprits in the case of the shrinking creatures.

"We do not yet know the exact mechanisms involved, or why some organisms are getting smaller while others are unaffected," the researchers said in an interview with PhysOrg. "Until we understand more, we could be risking negative consequences that we can't yet quantify."

The change was dramatic in cold-blooded animals. Only two decades of warmer temperatures were enough to make reptile runts.

An increase of only one degree Celsius caused nearly a 10 percent increase in metabolism. Greater use of energy resulted in tiny tortoises and little lizards.

Fish are smaller now too. Though overfishing has played a part in reducing piscine proportions, the researchers also point to experimental results showing that warmer temperatures also stunt fish growth.

Discovery News recently reported on warmer temperature's size-stifling effect on plankton, the base of the marine ecosystem.

Warm-blooded animals weren't immune from the climate change caused size change.

Many birds are now less bulky, including passerines (the order that includes cardinals, blue jays, and crows) as well as goshawks and gulls.

Mammals have been miniaturized too. Soay sheep are scrawny. Red dear are runts. And polar bears are puny, compared to historical records.

This isn't the first time this has happened in Earth's history.

Fifty-five million years ago, a warming event similar to the current climate change correlated to beetles, bees, spiders, wasps and ants shrinking by 50 to 75 percent over several thousand years.

Woodrats and squirrels also shrunk by about 40 percent.

That event, the Palaeocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum, happened over a longer time than the current global warming.

The speed of modern climate change could mean, "organisms may not respond or adapt quickly enough", especially those with long generation times, said the authors in PhysOrg.

Posted By: hobie1616

Re: Drill Baby thread split..... - 10/18/11 10:50 PM

What's up with Herman Todd? His SimCity plan is gonna screw a lot of people. I hope you're a millionaire.

999 Plan: Herman Cain's Proposal Would Raise Taxes On 84 Percent, Study Shows

WASHINGTON — Herman Cain's 9-9-9 tax plan would raise taxes on 84 percent of U.S. households, according to an independent analysis released Tuesday, contradicting claims by the Republican presidential candidate that most Americans would see a tax cut.

The Tax Policy Center, a Washington think tank, says low- and middle-income families would be hit hardest, with households making between $10,000 and $20,000 seeing their taxes increase by nearly 950 percent.

"You're talking a $2,700 tax increase for people with incomes between $10,000 and $20,000," said Roberton Williams, a senior fellow at the Tax Policy Center. "That's huge."

Households with the highest incomes, however, would get big tax cuts. Those making more than $1 million a year would see their taxes cut nearly in half, on average, according to the analysis.

Among those in the middle, households making between $40,000 and $50,000 would see their taxes increase by an average of $4,400, the report said. Those making between $50,000 and $75,000 would see their annual tax bill go up by an average of $4,326.

"It's very, very regressive compared to the current system, and that's largely because we're exempting capital gains, and we're taxing your spending with the sales tax," Williams said. "People at the top end don't spend all their money and they get a lot of capital gains, so they are doing pretty well here."

Cain's plan would scrap current taxes on income, payroll, capital gains and corporate profits. He would replace them with a 9 percent tax on income, a 9 percent business tax and a 9 percent national sales tax.

Cain has acknowledged that taxes would increase for some but says taxes would decrease for most.

"Some people will pay more, but most people would pay less is my argument," Cain said Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press." "Who will pay more? The people who spend more money on new goods. The sales tax only applies to people who buy new goods, not used goods. That's a big difference that doesn't come out."

The Tax Policy Center is a research group formed by two Washington think tanks: the Urban Institute and the Brookings Institution. Researchers at the center regularly testify before Congress on tax policy. The center's analyses during the 2008 presidential campaign were widely circulated.
Posted By: hobie1616

Re: Drill Baby thread split..... - 10/18/11 11:09 PM

What's up with Eric Cantor Todd?

In fact, Cantor said Monday that he’s going to deliver his very own speech on income disparity “and how Republicans believe the government could help fix it” on Friday. A spokesman elaborated: Cantor will talk about on how Washington can assist “a single working mom…a small business owner..and how we make sure the people at the top stay there.”

People at the top stay there. Good thing your bucks up Todd.

To call Rep. Eric Cantor a stooge at this point is to insult all three Howard brothers, and the late Mr. Fine, as well. Cantor has demonstrated a remarkable ability to combine complete ignorance of practically every major issue with the unctuous personality of a third-string maitre d' at a fourth-string steakhouse.
---Charles Pierce, Esquire Magazine
Posted By: hobie1616

Re: Drill Baby thread split..... - 10/19/11 07:08 PM

No wonder you're for SimCity Todd.

We hired a lawn company to mow our lawn, and they had illegal immigrants that were working there. And when that was pointed out to us, we let them go. [...] So we went to the company and we said, look, you can’t have any illegals working on our property. I’m running for office, for Pete’s sake, I can’t have illegals.
---Mitt Romney

Now with the president, he put us in Libya. He is now putting us in Africa. We already were stretched too thin, and he put our special operations forces in Africa.
---Michele Bachmann

Ummmmmmm, Libya is in Africa. You knew that didn't you Todd? Todd?

When they ask me who is the president of Ubeki-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan I’m going to say, ‘You know, I don’t know. Do you know?
---Herman Cain

Help the guy out Todd. You know where Ubeki-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan is don't you?
Posted By: Buccaneer

the stupid questions.. - 10/21/11 12:48 AM



Don't ask stupid questions Todd... wink
Posted By: Buccaneer

Lady MacDeath - 10/21/11 05:22 AM

Humanitarian mission nearly complete..... wink

Lady MacDeath et al.

Posted by Lew Rockwell on October 20, 2011 07:36 PM

It wasn't only Hillary, Obama, Bush, and the rest of the power elite that cheered the murder of Gaddafi today. CNN showed the tape of his being beaten bloody before he was shot in the head, again and again and again, for our delectation. It was a tribal killing, ordered by the US, and savored by the establishment as well as the perps. He was a dictator, but more so than Obama? More so than the fundamentalists the US has brought to power, so as to cause chaos? As in Iraq, ethnic and religious minorities may look back on the dictator's rule as a golden age. This isn't a bunch of classical liberals who've come to power. Certainly anything that has Hillary--who looks more and more like one of the Three Witches every day--chortling over blood and scheming for more, can't be good news.

http://www.lewrockwell.com/blog/lewrw/archives/97168.html
Posted By: Buccaneer

The folly of the FED. - 10/22/11 04:12 AM



FED UP... cool
Posted By: Todd_Sails

Re: The folly of the FED. - 10/23/11 12:07 AM

If you think you're a democrat, and have or are going to vote democrat, do you really understand what you're dong to this country? Stupid people.

Are you aware that Big Ears has already saddled the US with more debt, than all the presidents before him combined?

This is the GOP's stimulus plan:
Fire Obummer

I have to finish listening to Future President Cain in Iowa.
Posted By: Todd_Sails

Re: The folly of the FED. - 10/23/11 12:12 AM

Cain says he will make the USA energy independent.

He says he will give the EPA an 'attitude adjustment'!

Awesome
Posted By: Todd_Sails

Re: The folly of the FED. - 10/23/11 12:24 AM

Where you aware that M. Bachman has 5 bilogical children, and over 20 adopted?

Where is all the dirt on her and her adopted children? Huh chickenheart liberals? There has to be some knd of dirt, some kind of event to further put her down, right?

Que the crickets..... 'cause there isn't any dirt of this.

Pretty darn noble she is if you ask me.

Posted By: Todd_Sails

Re: The folly of the FED. - 10/23/11 12:33 AM

What is puzzling to me, and I was raised Jewish and had a Bar-Mtzvah, is how ANYONE that is Jewish or supports the Jewish state, could vote Democrap, and/or for the Obummer.

How does that happen?

Can anyone that knows this objectively tell us how that can be?
Posted By: Todd_Sails

Re: The folly of the FED. - 10/23/11 12:39 AM

How come Obummer thinks that making a profit, stiving for excellence, striving to get ahead and leave more for charity and your family when you kick it is somehow a terrible thing?

Obummer has mucked things up so badly already, and there are still people that approve of the job he is doing?
Clearly, Liberalism is a mental disorder!

Posted By: Buccaneer

Re: The folly of the FED. - 10/23/11 01:44 AM

Now That She Is Out of Electoral Politics...

she seems to be getting less neocon. but she'll have to be careful or the US media will dump her... wink

Posted By: hobie1616

Re: The folly of the FED. - 10/23/11 02:59 AM

Can you sing Todd? Clap your hands!!

Posted By: hobie1616

Re: The folly of the FED. - 10/23/11 03:03 AM

Oh oh Todd, this ain't lookin' good for the anti climate screechers.

Global warming study finds no grounds for climate sceptics' concerns
Independent investigation of the key issues sceptics claim can skew global warming figures reports that they have no real effect


Berkeley Earth's land surface temperature data from 1800 to 2009, showing deviation from the mean temperature over that period – and overall global warming since the industrial revolution. Video: Berkeley Earth Link to this video

The world is getting warmer, countering the doubts of climate change sceptics about the validity of some of the scientific evidence, according to the most comprehensive independent review of historical temperature records to date.

Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, found several key issues that sceptics claim can skew global warming figures had no meaningful effect.

The Berkeley Earth project compiled more than a billion temperature records dating back to the 1800s from 15 sources around the world and found that the average global land temperature has risen by around 1C since the mid-1950s.

This figure agrees with the estimate arrived at by major groups that maintain official records on the world's climate, including Nasa's Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Noaa), and the Met Office's Hadley Centre, with the University of East Anglia, in the UK.

"My hope is that this will win over those people who are properly sceptical," Richard Muller, a physicist and head of the project, said.

"Some people lump the properly sceptical in with the deniers and that makes it easy to dismiss them, because the deniers pay no attention to science. But there have been people out there who have raised legitimate issues."

Muller sought to cool the debate over climate change by creating the largest open database of temperature records, with the aim of producing a transparent and independent assessment of global warming.

The initial reluctance of government groups to release all their methods and data, and the fiasco over emails from the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit in 2009, gave the project added impetus.

The team, which includes Saul Perlmutter, joint winner of this year's Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery that the universe is expanding at an increasing rate, has submitted four papers to the journal Geophysical Research Letters that describe their work to date.

Going public with results before they are peer-reviewed is not standard practice, but Muller said the decision to circulate the papers before publication was part a long-standing academic tradition of sanity-checking results with colleagues.

"We will get much more feedback from making these papers public before publication," he said.

Climate sceptics have criticised official global warming figures on the grounds that many temperature stations are poor quality and that data are tweaked by hand.

However, the Berkeley study found that the so-called urban heat island effect, which makes cities warmer than surrounding rural areas, is locally large and real, but does not contribute significantly to average land temperature rises. This is because urban regions make up less than 1% of the Earth's land area. And while stations considered "poor" might be less accurate, they recorded the same average warming trend.

"We have looked at these issues in a straightforward, transparent way, and based on that, I would expect legitimate sceptics to feel their issues have been addressed," Muller said.

Nevertheless, one prominent US climate sceptic, Anthony Watts, claimed to have identified a "basic procedural error" concerning time periods used in the research, and urged the authors to revise the paper.

Jim Hansen, head of Nasa's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, said he had not read the research papers but was glad Muller was looking at the issue, describing him as "a top-notch physicist". "It should help inform those who have honest scepticism about global warming.

"Of course, presuming that he basically confirms what we have been reporting, the deniers will then decide that he is a crook or has some ulterior motive.

"As I have discussed in the past, the deniers, or contrarians, if you will, do not act as scientists, but rather as lawyers."

"As soon as they see evidence against their client (the fossil fuel industry and those people making money off business-as-usual), they trash that evidence and bring forth whatever tidbits they can find to confuse the judge and jury."

Peter Thorne at the Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites in North Carolina and chair of the International Surface Temperature Initiative, said: "This takes a very distinct approach to the problem and comes up with the same answer, and that builds confidence that pre-existing estimates are in the right ballpark. There is very substantial value in having multiple groups looking at the same problem in different ways.

"Openness and transparency is a must, particularly now with climate change being so politicised, but more to the point, with the huge socioeconomic decisions that rest on it."

Phil Jones, the director of the Climatic Research Unit at UEA who was at the centre of the Climategate incident, said: "I look forward to reading the finalised paper once it has been reviewed and published. These initial findings are very encouraging and echo our own results and our conclusion that the impact of urban heat islands on the overall global temperature is minimal."

The Berkeley Earth project has been attacked by some climate bloggers, who point out that one of the funders runs Koch Industries, a company Greenpeace called a "financial kingpin of climate science denial".

Muller points out the project is organised under the auspices of Novim, a Santa Barbara-based nonprofit organisation that uses science to find answers to the most pressing issues facing society and to publish them "without advocacy or agenda".

Other donors include the Fund for Innovative Climate and Energy Research (funded by Bill Gates), and the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley Lab. The next phase of the project will focus on warming trends in the oceans.

Some scientists were critical of the project and Muller's decision to release the papers before they had been peer reviewed.

Peter Cox, professor of climate system dynamics at Exeter University said: "These studies seem to confirm the global warming estimated from the existing datasets, which is pleasing but not exactly a surprise to those of us who know how carefully the existing datasets are put together.

"It is surprising, however, that the authors believe that this news is so significant that they can't wait for peer review, especially when their conclusions aren't exactly revolutionary."
Posted By: hobie1616

Re: The folly of the FED. - 10/23/11 03:08 AM

Originally Posted by Just Todd
Clearly, Liberalism is a mental dissorder!

Clearly, GOoPerism means you'll never be able to construct an intelligent sentence or spell most of the words in it.
Posted By: Buccaneer

Re: The folly of the FED. - 10/23/11 03:43 AM

....business outlook: good scary

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Posted By: hobie1616

Re: The folly of the FUD - 10/23/11 07:50 PM

You're so lucky you fall in the top one percent Todd. SimCity really has your back.

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Posted By: hobie1616

Re: The folly of the FUD - 10/23/11 07:54 PM

Originally Posted by Just Todd
Where you aware that M. Bachman has 5 bilogical children, and over 20 adopted?

Where is all the dirt on her and her adopted children? Huh chickenheart liberals? There has to be some knd of dirt, some kind of event to further put her down, right?

Que the crickets..... 'cause there isn't any dirt of this.

Pretty darn noble she is if you ask me.

Ummmmmmmmm, it was fostered Todd, not adopted.

What do these guys know?

(Reuters) - Staff members in New Hampshire for Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann have resigned en masse, a Republican familiar with the situation said on Friday, in a fresh blow to her 2012 hopes.
Posted By: Todd_Sails

Re: The folly of the FED. - 10/24/11 02:08 AM

Originally Posted by hobie1616
Originally Posted by Just Todd
Clearly, Liberalism is a mental dissorder!

Clearly, GOoPerism means you'll never be able to construct an intelligent sentence or spell most of the words in it.


Just for you MIkee, I fixed it
Posted By: Todd_Sails

Re: The folly of the FED. - 10/24/11 02:12 AM

The issue is NOT the GOP potential candidates,

it's the fact that the current President is

not fit for the job.

But just like the good liberal you are Mike,
you spin and deflect that fact.
Can you defend any of the atrocious things
Big Ears has done?
Posted By: Todd_Sails

Re: The folly of the FED. - 10/24/11 02:29 AM

Now this really, (or is it Real-E Mike?)
SUCKS

U.S. rating likely to be downgraded again: Merrill
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51 photos - Wed, Oct 19, 2011See latest photos »NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States will likely suffer the loss of its triple-A credit rating from another major rating agency by the end of this year due to concerns over the deficit, Bank of America Merrill Lynch forecasts.

The trigger would be a likely failure by Congress to agree on a credible long-term plan to cut the U.S. deficit, the bank said in a research note published on Friday.

A second downgrade -- either from Moody's or Fitch -- would follow Standard & Poor's downgrade in August on concerns about the government's budget deficit and rising debt burden. A second loss of the country's top credit rating would be an additional blow to the sluggish U.S. economy, Merrill said.

"The credit rating agencies have strongly suggested that further rating cuts are likely if Congress does not come up with a credible long-run plan" to cut the deficit, Merrill's North American economist, Ethan Harris, wrote in the report.

"Hence, we expect at least one credit downgrade in late November or early December when the super committee crashes," he added.

The bipartisan congressional committee formed to address the deficit -- known as the "super committee" -- needs to break an impasse between Republicans and Democrats in order to reach a deal to reduce the U.S. deficit by at least $1.2 trillion by November 23.

If a majority of the 12-member committee fails to agree on a plan, $1.2 trillion in automatic spending cuts will be triggered, beginning in 2013.

Those automatic cuts, mostly in discretionary spending, would weigh further on a fragile U.S. economy, Merrill said. In the same report, the bank reduced its 2012 and 2013 growth forecasts for the United States to 1.8 percent and 1.4 percent, respectively.

If there were a downgrade, it was not clear which ratings agency would move first.

Moody's Investors Service, which has a negative outlook on the United States's Aaa rating, said it is looking at several other factors, including the results of presidential elections and the expiration of the Bush-era tax cuts late in 2012, to decide on the rating.

"It's not that we're waiting just for this committee to decide on the rating," Steven Hess, Moody's lead analyst for the United States, told Reuters in an interview last week.

Failure by the committee to come up with an agreement, he said, "would be negative information but it is not decisive in our view about the rating."

To be sure, Hess did not rule out the possibility of an early move on U.S. ratings if the country's economy slips into recession. So far, however, the economic performance "is certainly not super positive but not a disaster either," he said.

Fitch Ratings, on the other hand, still has a stable outlook on its AAA rating on the United States, meaning it is more likely to revise that outlook to negative before actually downgrading the rating.

In its latest report on the United States, Fitch says a "negative rating action," which could be only an outlook revision, could result from a weaker-than-expected economic recovery or by failure by the bipartisan committee to reach agreement on at least $1.2 billion in deficit-reduction measures..

(Editing by Leslie Adler)

Posted By: hobie1616

Re: The folly of the FUD - 10/24/11 05:55 AM

Originally Posted by Just Todd
Can you defend any of the atrocious things
Big Ears has done?

You're soooooooooo right Todd. How can I defend the President when he's

- Set the programs moving that killed bin Laden and many of his underlings

- Teamed with NATO to bring freedom to Libya and, as a bonus, kill Qudaffy

- End the war in Iraq many years after Shrub declared "Mission Accomplished"

- Ended Don't Ask Don't Tell giving equal rights to everyone serving in the military

- How about StuxNet?

- Provided $12.2 Billion in new funding for Individuals With Disabilities Education Act

- Extended Benefits to same-sex partners of federal employees

- The American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009: a $789 billion economic stimulus plan

- Created more private sector jobs in 2010 than during entire Bush years

- Voluntary disclosure of White House visitors for the first time in US history

- Appointed first Latina to the US Supreme Court

- Reversed 'global gag rule', allowing US aid to go to organizations regardless of whether they provide abortions

- Signed the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, giving the FDA the authority to regulate the manufacturing, marketing, and sale of tobacco for the first time

- Signed New START Treaty - nuclear arms reduction pact with Russia

- Increased average fuel economy standards from 27.5mpg to 35.5mpg, starting in 2016

- Signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, restoring basic protections against pay discrimination for women and other workers

- Provided travel expenses to families of fallen soldiers to be on hand when the body arrives at Dover AFB

- Launched recovery.gov to track spending from the Recovery Act, providing transparency and allowing the public to report fraud, waste, or abuse

- Provided the Department of Veterans Affairs with more than $1.4 billion to improve services to America's Veterans

- Signed the Children's Health Insurance Reauthorization Act, which provides health care to 11 million kids -- 4 million of whom were previously uninsured

- Issued executive order to repeal Bush era restrictions on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research


There's a lot more but it just makes it harder to defend President Obama. SimCity will fix everything.
Posted By: hobie1616

Re: The folly of the FUD - 10/24/11 03:20 PM

Here's another one Todd.

An Obama administration official says President Barack Obama will announce new rules Monday to help homeowners with little or no equity in their homes refinance their mortgages to avoid foreclosures.

The new program will apply to homeowners with federally guaranteed mortgages who are current on their payments. It cuts the cost of refinancing and removes caps for deeply underwater borrowers.
Posted By: Buccaneer

The folly of the Democrit - 10/24/11 03:48 PM

And not to mention, he's been good to the banks..... wink

Meanwhile, Wall Street Still Occupies Obama
Posted by David Kramer

As usual, rhetoric...

"The protesters are giving voice to a more broad-based frustration about how our financial system works," President Obama said last week when asked at a news conference about the "Occupy Wall Street" events.

...is trumped by reality.

New figures show President Obama continues to pull in huge donations from the financial sector, with more money from Wall Street this year than all other Republican presidential candidates combined. According to the Washington Post, Obama has raised a total of $15.6 million from banks and other financial firms, with nearly $12 million of that going to the Democratic National Committee. Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney has raised less than half that much from Wall Street, around $7.5 million. A top banking executive and Obama fundraiser told the Washington Post that reports of Wall Street antagonism toward Obama "are exaggerated and overblown ... [but] it probably helps from a political perspective if he’s not seen as a Wall Street guy." [italics mine]

Posted By: Buccaneer

The folly of suckerfish.. - 10/24/11 04:18 PM

Of course they will Hopey. That's what banks do, anything to keep those interest payments coming. That's FED money Hopey, it appears out of thin air. Get it? Did Obummer arrange refinancing for the banks? shocked YES we can.. grin

Sucker... grin

Originally Posted by hobie1616
Here's another one Todd.

An Obama administration official says President Barack Obama will announce new rules Monday to help homeowners with little or no equity in their homes refinance their mortgages to avoid foreclosures.

The new program will apply to homeowners with federally guaranteed mortgages who are current on their payments. It cuts the cost of refinancing and removes caps for deeply underwater borrowers.
Posted By: hobie1616

Re: The folly of puckerfish.. - 10/24/11 09:43 PM

Show me them the money Todd. Looks like Michele is a deadbeat candidate.

Regarding pay, there also seems to be some misunderstanding. The five departing members were full-time contract employees until September 11, 2011, when they were asked by the national team to temporarily “go offpayroll”, possibly until the middle of October (2011), due to financial concerns within the campaign. Moreover, Chidester voluntarily took himself off payroll (retroactive to September 1, 2011) for the remainder of the campaign in an effort to help the campaign financially. Some members went back on payroll for Congresswoman Bachmann's most recent trip; but to date, no member of Team-NH has received any notification to continue employment - yet another failure by the national team to communicate with Team-NH. Recent statements by some members of the national team regarding the employment status of Team-NH were dishonest and belittling, but indicative of the larger problems that led to Team-NH's departure.
Posted By: hobie1616

Re: The folly of puckerfish.. - 10/25/11 03:27 PM

Do all Texas patriots think alike Todd?

In @cnbc intvw, Perry tells me why he kept Obama birther issue alive: "It's a good issue to keep alive. It's fun to poke at him."
Posted By: hobie1616

Re: The folly of puckerfish.. - 10/25/11 05:08 PM

Good thing you don't live in Australia Todd.

Climate Change and the End of Australia


It's near midnight, and I'm holed up in a rickety hotel in Proserpine, a whistle-stop town on the northeast coast of Australia. Yasi, a Category 5 hurricane with 200-mile-per-hour winds that's already been dubbed "The Mother of All Catastrophes" by excitable Aussie tabloids, is just a few hundred miles offshore. When the eye of the storm hits, forecasters predict, it will be the worst ever to batter the east coast of Australia.

I have come to Australia to see what a global-warming future holds for this most vulnerable of nations, and Mother Nature has been happy to oblige: Over the course of just a few weeks, the continent has been hit by a record heat wave, a crippling drought, bush fires, floods that swamped an area the size of France and Germany combined, even a plague of locusts. "In many ways, it is a disaster of biblical proportions," Andrew Fraser, the Queensland state treasurer, told reporters. He was talking about the floods in his region, but the sense that Australia – which maintains one of the highest per-capita carbon footprints on the planet – has summoned up the wrath of the climate gods is everywhere. "Australia is the canary in the coal mine," says David Karoly, a top climate researcher at the University of Melbourne. "What is happening in Australia now is similar to what we can expect to see in other places in the future."

As Yasi bears down on the coast, the massive storm seems to embody the not-quite-conscious fears of Australians that their country may be doomed by global warming. This year's disasters, in fact, are only the latest installment in an ongoing series of climate-related crises. In 2009, wildfires in Australia torched more than a million acres and killed 173 people. The Murray-Darling Basin, which serves as the country's breadbasket, has suffered a dec­ades-long drought, and what water is left is becoming increasingly salty and unusable, raising the question of whether Australia, long a major food exporter, will be able to feed itself in the coming dec­ades. The oceans are getting warmer and more acidic, leading to the all-but-certain death of the Great Barrier Reef within 40 years. Homes along the Gold Coast are being swept away, koala bears face extinction in the wild, and farmers, their crops shriveled by drought, are shooting themselves in despair. full article
Posted By: Buccaneer

tightening the noose.. - 10/26/11 01:37 AM

Climate change? How's this for change Hopey? wink

TSA Releases VIPR Venom on Tennessee Highways

by Ron Paul

If you thought the “Transportation Security Administration” would limit itself to conducting unconstitutional searches at airports, think again. The agency intends to assert jurisdiction over our nation’s highways, waterways, and railroads as well. TSA launched a new campaign of random checkpoints on Tennessee highways last week, complete with a sinister military-style acronym--VIP(E)R – as a name for the program.

As with TSA’s random searches at airports, these roadside searches are not based on any actual suspicion of criminal activity or any factual evidence of wrongdoing whatsoever by those detained. They are, in effect, completely random. So first we are told by the U.S. Supreme Court that American citizens have no 4th amendment protections at border crossings, even when standing on U.S. soil. Now TSA takes the next logical step and simply detains and searches U.S. citizens at wholly internal checkpoints.

The slippery slope is here. When does it end? How many more infringements on our liberties, our property, and our basic human rights to travel freely will it take before people become fed up enough to demand respect from their government? When will we demand that the government heed obvious constitutional limitations, and stop treating ordinary Americans as criminal suspects in the absence of probable cause?

The real tragedy occurs when Americans incrementally become accustomed to this treatment on the roads just as they have become accustomed to it in the airports. We already accept arriving at the airport 2 or more hours before a flight to get through security; will we soon have to build in an extra 2 or 3 hours into our road trips to allow for checkpoint traffic?

Worse, some people are lulled into a false sense of security and are actually grateful for this added police presence! Should we really hail the expansion of the police state as an enhancement to safety? I submit that an attitude of acquiescence to TSA authority is thoroughly dangerous, un-American, and insulting to earlier freedom-loving generations who built this country.

I am certain people will complain about this, once they have to sit in stopped traffic for a few extra hours to allow for random searches of cars. However, I am also certain it merely will take another "foiled" plot to silence many people into gladly accepting more government mismanagement of safety.

Vigilant, observant, law-abiding, gun-owning citizens defend themselves and stop crimes every day before police can respond. That is the source of real security in America: the 2nd Amendment right to defend oneself. The answer is for people to be empowered to protect themselves. Yet how many weapons might these checkpoints confiscate? Even when individual go through all the legal hoops of licensing and permits, the chances of harassment or outright confiscation of weapons and detention of citizens when those weapons are found at a TSA checkpoint is extremely high.

Disarming the highways and filling them full of jack-booted thugs demanding to see our papers is no way to make them safer. Instead, it is a great way to expand government surveillance powers and tighten the noose around our liberties.

Posted By: Todd_Sails

Re: tightening the noose.. - 10/26/11 04:03 AM

You must be a DJ Mikee, right?

I mean c'mon, you spin it so well!
Posted By: hobie1616

Re: tightening the noose.. - 10/26/11 04:21 AM

Originally Posted by Just Todd
You must be a DJ Mikee, right?

I mean c'mon, you spin it so well!

Sadly, no Todd. The corporate Black Helicopters have expedited the connection of every radio station in the country to the Central Scrutinizer. How else can you explain Country Western?

Back in the late '60s I did work at a few stations. KRAB, in your hair, everywhere, and KRAP, all over your dial.

How's ol' SimCity doing? Guy keeps up the whacky speech and slimes the Texas Patriot. What's up with that? Must be another symptom of GOoPerism. That explains Ubeki-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan.

Complete change of subject. Watch the second half of last Sunday's 60 Minutes.
Posted By: Buccaneer

Re: tightening the noose.. - 10/26/11 12:15 PM

That's why they call you Hopey Changey.... grin
Posted By: Todd_Sails

Re: tightening the noose.. - 10/26/11 12:16 PM

Here's but as few:

Touts a Green Energy Company as exemplary that fails a year later. solyndra-

Using the Gulf Oil Spill to promote Green Energy – instead of cleaning it up. -green-energy-crusade

Thinking the Tea Party is a passing fad – or that they are racists.

Pulling out of Iraq with no clear victory over insurgent forces.-iraq-troop-motiv ated-political-reasons

Trying to re-write history through speeches – with inaccurate information (i.e. Statue of Liberty)

Getting a Nobel Prize for being the most ineffective President in the history of the United States, though some say it was for his pigment.

Putting all legislation on the Internet for five days before it comes to a vote.

Returning the bust of Churchill to the Brits.

Giving a collection of DVDs to the British PM.

Denying the notion of American Exceptionalism.

Promising to close Gitmo — failing to do so.EU-slams-US-failur e-to-close-Guantanamo-as-shame

Securing the Olympics for Chicago in 2016. bid-process-all-wrong

Naming numerous Communists/Socialists/Progressives to his various Czar positions and then watching them scurry for cover when Beck begins to call them out, forcing them to resign.

Government races for NJ, VA and the Senate Seat in Mass.

The midterm elections, which Obama himself called a shellacking.shellacking

Prediction that stimulus would ensure that unemployment doesn’t exceed 8%. indepth

Bowing to just about everybody.

Proposing amnesty for illegal aliens to increase the population of voters for Democrat electionsbackdoor-amnesty-to-illegals

Negative Credit Rating Obama-economy

Posted By: hobie1616

Re: tightening the noose.. - 10/26/11 02:55 PM

I bow to you Todd, you are the Wolfman Jack of spin.
Posted By: hobie1616

Re: tightening the goose.. - 10/27/11 11:17 PM

Move to California fast Todd. Oily needs you on her campaign staff.

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“I think I do have a chance specifically because I do speak Spanish and I speak Hebrew,” Taitz told The Bee after attending a town hall-style event on Latino issues at the California Republican Party convention in Los Angeles.

If she doesn't win she can always get a job as a municipal court translator.
Posted By: hobie1616

Re: tightening the goose.. - 10/27/11 11:20 PM

If SimCity chokes then this is your guy Todd. He even talks the same language as you.
Posted By: hobie1616

Re: tightening the goose.. - 10/27/11 11:33 PM

Got your Halloween costume yet Todd? No? Here's a mask I'm sure you'll like.
Posted By: Buccaneer

Re: Drill Baby thread split..... - 10/28/11 07:40 AM

Are you pissing in the wind again Hopey? grin
Posted By: RickWhite

Re: Drill Baby thread split..... - 10/28/11 05:32 PM

Trouble with starting a new thread is ya'll must have been heading for some sort of record. I know it was slow, but it is much faster loading now that we went to a faster server and upgraded the forum.
Rick
Posted By: Todd_Sails

Re: Drill Baby thread split..... - 10/29/11 01:28 PM

Aye, aye captain!
Posted By: Team_Cat_Fever

Re: Drill Baby thread split..... - 10/29/11 02:05 PM

Originally Posted by RickWhite
Trouble with starting a new thread is ya'll must have been heading for some sort of record. I know it was slow, but it is much faster loading now that we went to a faster server and upgraded the forum.
Rick


Rick,
The hit count whore in you is showing. Now these same 4 people get to post in 2 threads that have nothing to do with sailing on a sailing forum. I don't go to the political forum sites to talk sailing,not sure why they want to talk politics here unless the political sites are just over their head.
Posted By: RickWhite

Re: Drill Baby thread split..... - 10/29/11 08:08 PM

"Hit-Count-Whore?" Ouch. You have to admit, however, that all the political stuff going on has an effect on sailing, i.e., the economy struggling has almost put this site and the store out of business.
If it weren't for my getting into commercial real estate and buying apartment complexes for investors, It would probably be shut down or sold.

Plus, I sort of enjoy some of the debates, when there are some, although there has been more bashing lately than debates, I must admit.
Rick
Posted By: hobie1616

Re: tightening the noose.. - 11/23/11 06:52 PM

Due to a site memory issue I can't reply on the deux thread so...

Originally Posted by Just Todd
Hilarious Big Ears..

Why do you think its appropriate to make fun of someone's physical appearance Todd? How would you like it if the President did the same? It might go something like this.

"I'd like to send a shout out to Todd in Wisconsin. Todd likes to comment about my ears. I'd like to comment about his dome. That baby is so shiny it could be used as an emergency beacon for a downed airliner. It's obvious that Todd is into green programs as he has a solar collector on his head. Todd never needs keys as he's lost his locks. When Todd wears a turtleneck sweater he looks like a roll on deodorant. Todd reminds me of the beater I drove in college. All the tires were bald."
Posted By: hobie1616

Re: tightening the noose.. - 11/23/11 06:59 PM

Any surprise here Todd?

Fox News Viewers Know Less Than People Who Don't Watch Any News: Study


Fox News viewers are less informed than people who don't watch any news, according to a new poll from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

The poll surveyed New Jersey residents about the uprisings in Egypt and the Middle East, and where they get their news sources. The study, which controlled for demographic factors like education and partisanship, found that "people who watch Fox News are 18-points less likely to know that Egyptians overthrew their government" and "6-points less likely to know that Syrians have not yet overthrown their government" compared to those who watch no news.

Overall, 53% of all respondents knew that Egyptians successfully overthrew Hosni Mubarak and 48% knew that Syrians have yet to overthrow their government.

Dan Cassino, a political science professor at Fairleigh Dickinson, explained in a statement, "Because of the controls for partisanship, we know these results are not just driven by Republicans or other groups being more likely to watch Fox News. Rather, the results show us that there is something about watching Fox News that leads people to do worse on these questions than those who don’t watch any news at all."

This isn't the first study that has found that Fox News viewers more misinformed in comparison to others. Last year, a study from the University of Maryland found that Fox News viewers were more likely to believe false information about politics.


This confirms it.

Fox's Megyn Kelly has been taking some heat (hi-yo!) for what looks like her dismissal of the seriousness of the UC Davis pepper spraying incident and other similar incidents around the country by asserting that pepper spray, "is a food product, essentially."

Posted By: dacarls

Re: Lady MacDeath - 11/24/11 12:21 AM

A post back yonder said about Quadaffi being shot by Libyans, "It was a tribal killing, ordered by the US..."
Say what? In the middle of the friggin' desert, their little AM radio said in Arabic, "I am Barack Obama and I want you to shoot Quadaffi!"
Someone is really deranged.
Posted By: Buccaneer

Re: tightening the noose.. - 11/26/11 01:16 AM

Actually Bush has some pretty big ears. Maybe they are related... grin

Originally Posted by hobie1616
Due to a site memory issue I can't reply on the deux thread so...

Originally Posted by Just Todd
Hilarious Big Ears..

Why do you think its appropriate to make fun of someone's physical appearance Todd? How would you like it if the President did the same? It might go something like this.

"I'd like to send a shout out to Todd in Wisconsin. Todd likes to comment about my ears. I'd like to comment about his dome. That baby is so shiny it could be used as an emergency beacon for a downed airliner. It's obvious that Todd is into green programs as he has a solar collector on his head. Todd never needs keys as he's lost his locks. When Todd wears a turtleneck sweater he looks like a roll on deodorant. Todd reminds me of the beater I drove in college. All the tires were bald."
Posted By: Buccaneer

Re: Lady MacDeath - 11/26/11 01:26 AM

Quadaffi was also sodomized before being shot.. blush

Say what? In the middle of the friggin' desert, their little AM radio said in Arabic, "I am Lady MacDeath and I want you to sodomize Quadaffi!"
Someone is really deranged.

Originally Posted by dacarls
A post back yonder said about Quadaffi being shot by Libyans, "It was a tribal killing, ordered by the US..."
Say what? In the middle of the friggin' desert, their little AM radio said in Arabic, "I am Barack Obama and I want you to shoot Quadaffi!"
Someone is really deranged.
Posted By: Todd_Sails

Re: Lady MacDeath - 11/26/11 03:01 PM

Ya know, I started this thread due to slow page loading speed, which has been fixed. I'm back on the other thread now.

We need a political forum, maybe Politicat, or the Catseye, ot something like that to take it off the General Forum.
Posted By: hobie1616

Re: Lady MacDeath - 11/26/11 04:03 PM

Originally Posted by Just Todd
Of course the anti-christ doesn't mention God is his Turkey Day speech, as far as he's concerned, he IS God.

Oh gawd Todd, you're such a whiner. Do you and the truckers pray to Cummins and Peterbilt?
Posted By: hobie1616

Re: Lady MacDeath - 11/26/11 04:34 PM

Have you been busy Todd?

Pro-Recall Group Outs Facebook Page That Boasts About Destroying Signatures

Wisconsin recall supporters outed an anonymous Facebook group called Operation Burn Notice on Tuesday as a coordinated effort designed to destroy petitions signed to force Gov. Scott Walker and other Wisconsin Republicans out of office.

Scot Ross, executive director of One Wisconsin Now, denounced the anonymous group, in a Madison press conference.

"We cannot allow democracy to be threatened by those who would illegally destroy recall petitions with valid signatures on them," Ross said. "We intend to keep the public informed about its rights during the signature gathering process and alert those who would engage in illegal conduct that they do so at their own peril."

One Wisconsin Now, a pro-recall group, is offering a reward for anyone who outs a person destroying signatures. The group also wants the public to know the rules with regards to the recall petition process and released a memo addressing myths that have been circulating around the recall process.

Ross said the purpose of the reward was to get leads on people destroying petitions until Jan. 14, which is the date the recall committees have to turn in the petitions to the Government Accountability Board.

Destroying or defacing petitions is a felony, which carries a $10,000 fine and up to three-and-a-half years in jail.

The group, which said they are for a fair and clean election, also sent a letter to Ismael Ozanne, the Dane County District Attorney, which notified the office of a Facebook page called Operation Burn Notice.

The letter cited several Operation Burn Notice posts that bragged about having destroyed 148,764 signatures as of Sunday.

One post stated Saturday:

The fires have been extinguished and the ashes spread. It was a very good day for a Sunday. To date, Operation Burn Notice has destroyed over 11,000 "documents". Do the math, kiddies. First correct total of signatures gets the Sunday, weekly door-prize.

To date, only one instance of actual criminal activity has been reported to the authorities in Dane County, the rest of the reports have been on other blogs and included screen shots from Facebook pages of people talking about having destroyed petitions.

In response, the group is offering a reward that leads to the arrest and conviction of anyone destroying or defacing recall petitions from today through Jan. 14. The group will be taking affidavits from people who step forward and will turn those affidavits over to the appropriate district attorney, Ross said.

Last week, a Caledonia resident, who asked not to have his name used, told Caledonia Patch that he and at least two other people in Racine were collecting signatures to recall Scott Walker, but had no intention of turning them into the GAB. Instead, they want people to think they've signed the petition, but not actually have their signatures count. The man, who asked not to have his name used, ultimately decided to turn them into the recall committee.
Posted By: hobie1616

Re: Lady MacDeath - 11/26/11 08:05 PM

Originally Posted by Just Todd
Of course the anti-christ doesn't mention God is his Turkey Day speech, as far as he's concerned, he IS God.

Do you know this guy Todd? Apparently he's never heard of a land shark.

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Evolution FANTASY!

It's interesting that you continue to promote the evolution cult even though its becoming incresingly clear that evolution has no basis in fact. Let's see what's going on? At my kid's school they started teaching evolution and it looks like it's even more ridiculous than I thought: The idea is that some fish stayed in the sea while other fish went to live on land where they then evolved OVER MILLIONS OF YEARS into elephants and humans and such! OK, why don't you show me a fish that can survive a day on land let alone years, Mr. Evolutionist? The whole idea is so stupid that it really is more of a cult than anything else. ALso, If there once were fish on land then we should be finding barracudas in the sahara desert and whales in utah, correct? why haven't we found any? BECAUSE FISH NEVER CAME ON LAND YOU IDIOT!

Biblical creation is a fact even if it insults your leftist sensiblities. We were created by God, not by fish wandering (???????) around the american continent randomly changing into bears and squirrels. Why is metal stronger than plastic? Becaude metal was created by God and plastic was created by Man. Why is the Bible stronger than your beloved Communist manifesto? Because the Bible was inspired by God and Communist manifesto was inspired by one man's insanity. The works of God can never be fully understood by Man, but they can and should be admired and rspected, not ridiculed with evoultionist nonsense. You must be pretty stupid to believe evolutionist nonsense even though there is zero evidence to support your cult and plenty of evidence to disprove it (no fossil record! the human eye for example has been shown to be too complex to have been randomly appeared!).

But what I don't understand is this: There are many things taught at schools that have nothing to with God or the Bible, like Math, English or PE, so why do you have to bring your atheist cult nonsense into the one subject (biology) that very clearly is defined in the Bible? Maybe because your idea is not to teach kids but to wage war on the faithful? Well here's some news for you: We Christians have always been persecuted for our beliefs and we continue to be persecuted by the liberal-atheist elite. But we will survive and prevail because we stand with God, not Darwin&Marx and also Hitler (atheist/evolutionist) and Stalin (also atheist/evolutionist). God has brought us peace and proseprity, while evolution has brought us the Holocaust and communism. Take your pick.
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