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Hmm...

Postby Crux » 2011 May 02 17:41

Trump is about Trump. Just like Obama is all about "I Me My I've"... Real fun to watch 'corndog lament the Donald when we SUFFER with OBUMMER...
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Re: Unchecked Power

Postby Sam » 2011 May 02 19:13

I understand that because of intelligence obtained at Gitmo, the government has been tracking OBL following a runner. The information came from the CiA from information obtained at Gitmo in 2003. So it was Bin Laden's dependence on runners instead of cell phones that led the government to him. Thank heavens for that information gotten at Gitmo, which eventually led to the capture and death of old OBL.

Yeah I can't stant Trump and wish he would fade into the woodwork. I am a Independent, and a conservative, and don't see Trump addressing my needs. In fact don't see anyone doing that. I can tell you for sure my friend, Obama doesn't address my needs either.
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Re: Unchecked Power

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Re: Unchecked Power

Postby Sam » 2011 May 03 08:36

Only in America could the people who believe in balancing the budget and sticking by the country's Constitution be thought of as
"extremists

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Re: Unchecked Power

Postby Buck Turgidson » 2011 May 03 09:17

Aha, now it begins to make sense. Thanks for sending along the article.

It is not a shortage yet, but one that might develop. The whole point of the medical care law is to expand the quantity and quality of medical care delivered. So, yes, of course there will be more demand for medical services. Duh. That is the whole point.

There has been a chronic oversupply of doctors in relation to demand nationwide up to now, which is the reason for setting residency caps to limit the number of doctors produced. If the law works, then there will be an increase in demand (better health care and more employment) so of course the cap numbers will have to be looked at again in light of changed realities.

I look forward to that better future.

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Re: Unchecked Power

Postby Sam » 2011 May 03 09:22

When you say medical care law what exactly are you referring to? The new health care bill often referred to as obama care? Just curious
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Re: Unchecked Power

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Full of you-know-what...

Postby Crux » 2011 May 04 18:21

...'corn.

I am sure that Rush and others have commented on BO's narcissism, or compared Trump to BO. I put it my way, in context, with no tip of any hat to RUSH big'un. :thumbup:

On Colbert, you would like his ridiculous analogy. As has been amply noted, but not by YOU or Colbert, BO has in HUGE and SIGNIFICANT ways, hypocritically LAMBASTED BUSH POLICY AND ACTION, and then turned around and used BUSH'S POLICY AND ACTIONS... :geek:

1. Gitmo
2. The Patriot Act
3. War in Iraq
4. War in Afghanistan
5. Enhanced interrogation techniques including WATER BOARDING KSM who coughed up OBL's courier, which after YEARS of intelligence gathering (BUSH POLICIES) led BO to his political opportunity, taking out OBL.

This could be flushed out with specifics and footnotes and much TIME, but the point is Colbert and YOU 'corn, are ridiculous in your "liking" of said analogy. :pat: It demonstrates MUCH, if ever so little real understanding... :nono:

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Postby Sam » 2011 May 04 22:37

hey brother, couldn't agree with you more. What amazes me is that no democrate is complaining about Gitmo now or the enhanced interrogation which elicited the information on the runner or whatever he is called that led to the find of the compound where they found OBL.
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Re: Unchecked Power

Postby fangz1956 » 2011 May 05 14:02

The politicians who are embracing the fallacy that "torture" led directly to the death of Osama do not deserve to be re-elected or even listened to on this subject. I did not cheer this event and am saddened by the number of citizens who did cheer and celebrate. And the wars drag on.........

It is no wonder that American students today know nothing of the Bill of Rights, how the government works, and are completely clueless when it comes to American Foreign Policy. We can thank the Standards of Learning, No Child Left Behind and the current pressure to 'teach to the test". My youngest finished high school last year and I am appalled at how little she was actually taught on these subjects. She and her friends have no interest in current events...and that is really no surprise given what little of real importance they were taught along the way. Here's hoping that there is still a chance that the light will come on and she will begin embrace an understanding and interest in how the world works.



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Ever looked at someone and thought "the wheel is turning but the hamster is dead"?

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Bin Laden Deserved to Die by Our Hands.

Postby Crux » 2011 May 05 17:56

That's the way I see it. Now as for the rest, I get sick watching BO take his "victory lap", when it wasn't so long ago He was seeking to prosecute (potentially) NAVY SEALS, for punching a terrorist in the lip!! The SEAL was not prosecuted...

As for the state of our public schools, welcome to MODERN LIBERALISM and TEACHERS UNIONS. There is no real discipline compared to 25 years ago. There isn't even AFTER SCHOOL DETENTION at our own RCHS. Griping about GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS by DEMOCRATS is a real hoot.
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Re: Unchecked Power

Postby fangz1956 » 2011 May 05 21:44

Ever looked at someone and thought "the wheel is turning but the hamster is dead"?

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Re: Unchecked Power

Postby Coondog » 2011 May 06 14:13

What's missing in public schools is critical thinking. It's not allowed. That's why there are actually young Republicans!

Coondog :hum:

If we value the pursuit of knowledge, we must be free to follow wherever that search may lead us. The free mind is not a barking dog, to be tethered on a ten-foot chain.
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OK Parker et al...

Postby Crux » 2011 May 06 15:39

I am game. What part merits discussion. I am fullly able to discuss.
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Re: Unchecked Power

Postby Coondog » 2011 May 06 16:04

Lighten Up, PLB!

A bit of humorous jabbing is a good thing. But if you think about it critically, it does address the current state of affairs vis a vis education. SOL has at least two meanings, both applicable to the current curriculum. What has been lost is the ability of square pegs to discover a corresponding hole. The ensuing whittling of their sharp edges in order to forcibly direct them into standardized round holes is detrimental to the individual as well as the system as a whole.

Crux speaks of discipline and lack of adequate punitive measures. High school is, as it has always been, a system where students are treated like children and punished like adults. Anyone who can flourish and develop any measure of self esteem in this atmosphere which crushes individuality and expression is an anomaly.

As I said, the repression of critical thinking produces easily manipulated automatons who unquestionably follow, en mass, any authority within any social structure they identify with. The round pegs will slip frictionlessly through a well worn hole of conformity and bovine acceptance of whatever information found within the text books printed in Texas by similarly rounded, narrowly focused pegs. The square pegs will likely end up in the criminal justice system....along with all manner of independent cognitive processes and the dreaded intellectualism that so terrifies and repulses pegs of a circular nature.

Look no further than evangelical Christians and the US house of representatives for examples of exactly what I'm talking about. Weighty and dire concepts! Who can address such matters without a healthy measure of satirical finger jabbing?

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Re: Unchecked Power

Postby Sam » 2011 May 07 05:48

Only in America could the people who believe in balancing the budget and sticking by the country's Constitution be thought of as
"extremists


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