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  1. Thanks Elmstreet61 and Maggie, you guys brought a new light about Libya.

    We are not talking about the Iranians here in the US I think you already knew that. Were talking about the government of Iran who has as much as said they would like to see all Americans dead!

    You don't seriously think ahmadinejad has our best interest at heart.

    Your comment was not indecent Lutie.

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  2. Dont feel you're right because we ignore you ;)

    Bloomberg (Blooming idiot) isnt worth commenting on

    except to say, he's almost as dumb as Biden....He's definitely

    on a par with Schumer, Pelosi, & Reid

    Not about being right, about the economy ditch and how long it would take to climb out. We still won't know the new normal for a few more years.

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  3. SIMPLE!!! YOU SIR (or MA'AM) ARE AWESOME!!!! Love the way you seem to silence with facts instead of arguing against the exagerrated truths of the far right! :twothumbs::bravo:

    Thanks OrDinarE! They can't argue the facts of where we were in 2008 and how deep. They pretty much avoid this thread. Great thing about the article, no one blames it on Bush. Just simple facts of history!


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  4. You do realise china is a cummunist country ,and one of the biggest currency manipulators ( export of cheap goods) in the world. :blink: That told it's people it would be years till they revalued their currency, instead did it the following week. :lol: That your administration in the past admitted is a big problem for the U.S and the world. But yet another failed area of government by this administration. B)

    Tommy, China does not have a part in this piece of language from Romney. My question was on the subject of this thread; Romney saying Chrysler sending jobs to China. Do you know how Romney came to that statement?

  5. Thats a new one on me about romney . <_< I do respect your posts. But i have not found any area of economic growth in this country other than big government. :unsure: Nor does alot of leading economists in this country. Almost 16 trillion and counting and a president who has no idea how to fix it.

    Search "romney economy getting better"... Also, listen to his stomp speeches.

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  6. Okay simple I have to agree with you on... Iranians are currently in the U.S. and yes some are very trustworthy, hardworking.

    I believe the attitude is mainly addressed toward the leaders of Iran. They are not trustworthy. Unfortunately harsh opinions can be offensive. And your right this is not the Christian ways.

    That is why we need to pray for our leaders and yes, even Christians. ;)

    Thanks Patty!!! +1

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  7. Or was he way over his head and nary a clue as to how to achieve said promises. A man with virtually no experience making promises that most understood and agreed as non-attainable is a recipe for disaster. The biggest problem he faced and to this day still faces was getting people together,his bravado in stating he was the man that could accomplish that is what rubbed many including me the wrong way. If he had been able to do that I think many things could have been accomplished,and please don't just blame the GOP. Neither side was really willing to compromise and that falls directly on the POTUS lap.-Peace

    I follow you!

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  8. Here comes the Independents! Read More

    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg endorsed President Barack Obama for re-election, saying the president has gained “some important victories on issues that will help define our future,” including climate change, health care, education and *** rights.

    Bloomberg, a political independent who is the founder and majority owner of Bloomberg LP, the parent company of Bloomberg News, contrasted Obama’s support for abortion rights and same- sex marriage with Republican challenger Mitt Romney’s opposition. Bloomberg also said Romney isn’t sufficiently concerned about climate change.

    “I want our president to place scientific evidence and risk management above electoral politics,” Bloomberg wrote.

    He described Romney as “a good and decent man” who would bring “valuable business experience” to the White House. He said Romney has taken “sensible positions” in the past on issues such as immigration, illegal guns and abortion rights and has “reversed course on all of them” in his presidential campaign.

    Earlier Stances

    “If the 1994 or 2003 version of Mitt Romney were running for president, I may well have voted for him because, like so many other independents, I have found the past four years to be, in a word, disappointing,” Bloomberg wrote.

    Bloomberg Endorses Obama, Citing Climate Change


    Published: November 1, 2012 399 Comments

    In a surprise announcement, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said Thursday that Hurricane Sandy had reshaped his thinking about the presidential campaign and that as a result he was endorsing President Obama.

    Mr. Bloomberg, a political independent in his third term leading New York City, has been sharply critical of both Mr. Obama, a Democrat, and Mitt Romney, the president’s Republican rival, saying that both men have failed to candidly confront the problems afflicting the nation. But he said he had decided over the past several days that Mr. Obama was the best candidate to tackle the global climate change that the mayor believes contributed to the violent storm, which took the lives of at least 38 New Yorkers and caused billions of dollars in damage.

    “The devastation that Hurricane Sandy brought to New York City and much of the Northeast — in lost lives, lost homes and lost business — brought the stakes of next Tuesday’s presidential election into sharp relief,” Mr. Bloomberg wrote in an editorial for Bloomberg View.

    “Our climate is changing,” he wrote. “And while the increase in extreme weather we have experienced in New York City and around the world may or may not be the result of it, the risk that it may be — given the devastation it is wreaking — should be enough to compel all elected leaders to take immediate action.”

    Mr. Bloomberg’s announcement is another indication that Hurricane Sandy has influenced the presidential campaign. The storm, and the destruction it left in its wake, has dominated news coverage, transfixing the nation and prompting the candidates to halt their campaigning briefly.

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  9. Talking about it 'and doing it are two different things. <_< With a weak economy and a debt deadline loomin in december (unless the U.S governemnt prints more money again ) the united states is offically broke. :blink: The only real job growth we have had is in "big government", the private sector is hurting. I'am sorry "the chinese didn't become a economic powerhouse being dumb". Just about every economic forecaster in this country is not painting a pretty picture for us next year. Like i said it's a election year and chrysler was bailed out by are governement ,lets see what really happens. I know china said it 'so it must be true. :lol: Here's one for you also maybe Al Gore is promising to help chrysler in china like he did apple(on apples board payroll) manufacture the i-phones. :lol:

    What? Who? China? You have no idea how this began and you're commenting? WoW!

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  10. Simple, I respect your support for the Pres. But what i'm talking about is the specific promises he made in regards to unemployment,the deficit, balancing the budget. He promised to get unemployment to a specific number(sorry i don't have it in front of me) and failed. He promised to cut the deficit and failed. And he promised to balance the budget and he failed. He also said he was the man to be able to bridge the division not only on the hill but also accross this country............and he failed. Will Romney be able to do any of the above,maybe,maybe not. But the fact is Obama did'nt and can't-Peace

    I understand your disappointment on those promises. Were they achievable, no way! Was he optimistic or just running for office, perhaps a little of both. The facts are the economy is moving again and must continue. As predicted, would take awhile.

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  11. Simple,while I don't disagree with your premise,it still does'nt matter. The commander in chief to be, knew what he was walking into and stated countless times how he was going to be the savoir of our country. He has failed to deliver and its as simple as that. He stuck his neck out and I commend him for trying, but trying without succeeding don't cut it. He now has laid out the exact same promises for the next four ask yourself does that make sense? What is the definition of insanity.....................thats exactly what could be stated about the voters if re-elect a known & proven failure. Regardless of circumstance the proofs in pudding-peace

    If we're under the assumption that the economy is not getting better I would agree with you. Several economist, and Romney, have admitted the economy and manufacturing is moving again. Along with the fact that businesses are hiring consistently, although not very fast, this is what the country needs. With the predictions from 2008, the timing is as suggested. His plans just may be working Caz, it was a deep hole.

    Time for these guys to stop making 'excuses' for failure.

    Could someone else have turned around the Economy?

    Of course.

    What guys? The article is from October 2008.... wasn't excuses but predictions.

    Choose your own article to remind you of the economy: Google

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  12. Are you trying to say this excuses Obamas lack of ability to carry out the duties as president? Are you saying this excuses Benghazi or Fast and Furious? Does this excuse his appointment of muslim czars and bypassing our constitutional process? Does this excuse his lying to the American people repeatedly? Does this excuse his families burning 20 million dollars for family vacations not counting his golf outings? Does this excuse his probable role in selling guns to Muslim Brotherhood to overthrow nations all over the Middle East? Does this excuse his alienation of our allies and apologizing for our nations exceptionalism all over the planet? Does this excuse his health care bill to giver health care to the world? While Americans close down companies one after another due to overtaxation? Does this excuse his evident lack of fiscal accountability and disregard for our nations economic future? Should we go on and on? I can think of no good reason for anyone to give this experiment another four years. It is an obvious failure!

    Let's talk about the facts of a struggling economy and the turnaround of the economy. I won't entertain the exaggerations of the rumor mills, that's another thread!

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  13. Wednesday, April 16, 2008

    "Likely to Get Worse before It Gets Better"

    What about the rest of the economy? Employment is falling. So are housing prices. The bulk of forecasters in the latest Wall Street Journal survey foresee home prices declining into 2009; nearly one in eight say they won't touch bottom until 2010.

    Prices of food and energy are rising. And a credit crunch is sure to make it tougher than usual for American consumers to borrow to keep spending. ...

    Offsetting that drag on the economy is the vigor of U.S. exports. And, of course, the impact of the interest-rate cuts the Fed already has made and the checks Mr. Bush and Congress decided to send to most American families this spring has yet to be fully felt. ...

    Nevertheless, the economy where most Americans live and work -- that is, off Wall Street -- looks likely to get worse before it gets better.

    My link

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  14. TP.... I know this is gonna piss you off but..... my pops was a special ops sailor. When it came my turn to enlist, I told dad I wanted to be a Marine, he informed me that he would rather have a wife in the ***** house than a son in the Marines! So I went Army!!!! LOL..... Needless to say, we differ on this one. Yes, you know what you sign up for when you put your name on the dotted line but for our government to "Stand Down" when resources where in place and could have been used......... Those FORMER Navy Seals were lighting up those mortar positions and you know as well as I do that those positions could have been taken out and the lives of those in danger could have been saved..

    Or more killed, even their own lives may have been spared but I understand what makes a hero.

  15. Article written October 2008 for those who have forgotten... Raymond C. Scheppach couldn't have been more right. After reading, ask yourself could anyone have done anything differently? My link

    October 10, 2008

    Commentary: It could get worse before it gets better

    By Raymond C. Scheppach, Commentary

    Last December many states began to see declines in revenues as a result of the slowing economy. The August and September employment reports, which showed losses of 85,000 and 157,000 jobs, respectively, along with an increase in the unemployment rate to 6.1 percent, marked a dramatic acceleration in the downward revenue trend. Until that time, it was primarily decreasing sales and corporate taxes dragging down state coffers. With unemployment increasing, states now must contend with declines in income taxes as well. And given recent trends, the state fiscal situation will likely get even worse.

    Loss of liquidity and rising unemployment

    The liquidity crisis that peaked in September with the bankruptcy and consolidation of several investment and commercial banks has exacerbated the state fiscal decline in two respects. First, several states such as New Mexico and California were finding it difficult to borrow in the short-term credit market to finance expenditures until their monthly revenues were realized. Where credit was available, the interest rate had jumped-for example, from 1.8 percent to 5.15 percent just last week. In addition, a number of states now are unable to float long-run bonds to finance infrastructure such as highways, bridges and schools. This list includes Florida, Hawaii, Maine, Massachusetts and New Mexico. Second, the liquidity crisis has severely impacted the private sector, particularly small businesses that often need short-run financing to meet payrolls. This lack of credit has forced more layoffs and unemployment, and thus, state income-tax revenues are now declining more rapidly.

    Future risks

    Now that Congress has passed and President Bush has signed the $700 billion liquidity package, some credit should start flowing again, which should increase states' access to credit markets. Nevertheless, most economic forecasters believe that the U.S. economy is already in a recession and that it will continue at least through the second quarter of 2009 and possibly longer. The economy could well lose 200,000 jobs per month over the next several months, with unemployment peaking at between 7.5 percent and 8 percent. This means that states will continue to have major fiscal problems for at least two more years.

    The first year will be because the economy likely will be in recession for another 9 to 12 months. The second year, we know from experience, will be because states feel the greatest impact on their budgets the year after a recession ends. This is primarily attributable to growth in Medicaid, the state-federal health-care program for the poorest Americans. Medicaid rolls swell as more individuals become unemployed and lose their health insurance. Given that Medicaid is 23 percent of the average state's budget, these costs are significant. The combination of losses in tax revenue and major increases in Medicaid will require states to make significant cuts in other programs, including elementary and secondary education as well as higher education. It also will lead some states to increase taxes to meet their balanced budget requirements.

    As if that weren't enough, several risks could make the current situation much worse for states:

    1. The value of housing still needs to fall nationally another 5 percent to 10 percent to be affordable relative to the average income. This, coupled with the fact that large numbers of subprime mortgages will trigger to higher rates over the next 18 months, will increase the number of defaults and put another major drag on the economy.

    2. The $700 billion liquidity package just enacted will help only the residential mortgage problem. It does little to help credit card, automobile, student aid and commercial property bad debt. Thus, Congress will need to take additional action to recapitalize the banking industry. Until that happens, liquidity may continue to be a problem.

    3. The world economy is slowing dramatically. Coupled with the increase in the value of the dollar, this slowdown will reduce U.S. exports, which have been one of the bright spots in the U.S. economy lately.

    The bottom line is that states are facing a very difficult fiscal outlook over the next two to three years. This economic downturn will likely be longer and more severe than any states have experienced since the downturn of 1982-1983, when unemployment hit double-digit levels. In short, the fiscal situation for states could get really ugly.

    Raymond C. Scheppach, Ph.D., is the executive director of the National Governors Association.

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  16. i wasnt paying much attention to it but i did just read whos facebook page it was .. i for some reason was under the impression that this was a seals personal facebook page with a picture when it was someone else that put up the picture ..not a seal ,..and they used the seals to make a point about obama and the whole libya thing ... so as far as the seals wanting obama gone .. i shouldnt of said that ..

    Finally a sensible comment from you Don. :twothumbs:

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  17. Nope I disagree. Your actually saying that those two former seals (who were GOVT CIA ) were no longer brothers in arms with other seals. So they did not deserve to be rescued. I`m thinking your talking smack TP .

    Real quick, Either Woods was, or no longer was, a member of a Navy Team. Perhaps a member of the CIA as suggested.

    If Woods asked for permission to go in and he was told to stand down, he disobeyed orders.

    If he did not ask for permission to go, and was not given orders to go in, but acted on his on cognizance, he was KIA.

    Let the investigation report be completed.

    The military can't risk other troops if they are not clear of the battle. Woods appeared to be a hero in trying to save people in the CIA annex. A hero... Let it be and let the investigation report be completed.

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  18. Simple what fuels you to ignore facts. And why are you stuck on stupid about the seals calling Obama for help. Can't you see the point they are making? We all know the seals didn't personally call Obama but help was certainly requested and denied.

    That's simply not American. Americans rush to the aid of people all around the world because we are exceptional. When our own heros call for help you better damn well see that help executed with expediency.

    We all despise the new version of America that the current administration and cohorts are attempting to force on us. They are slippery little politicians greedy for any money or power they can squeeze from "us" and none of us wants or needs to have to count on them for anything other than what our constitution allows.

    Or do you need to find ways to dispute something that isn't Obama administration approved propoganda? ? Must be a genetic disposition or something :confused2:

    Two or three seals were on a different task in the area and rushed to aid the ambassador and others (defying orders to stand down by the way) and in the process saved many lives by giving their own. How do you not know this? What news sources do you need to go yell at for keeping you in the dark?

    D, --- First, Read why I made that simple comment to Timberwolf. Read the sentence I highlighted to Timberwolf!!!!

    Secondly, I'll wait on a news source to report from our (The US's) administration. That's the reasonable thing to do. Anything else will someday be irrelevant.

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