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Dave23

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Politics, Religion, etc. (4.15.14 - 9.10.15)
« on: April 15, 2014, 03:21:40 pm »
worst topic on the board (next to the Green Bay talk, anyway...)

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Re: Politics, Religion, etc. (4.15.14 - 9.10.15)
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2014, 04:10:47 pm »
Get a better team, win more Super Bowls than the Packers and we can talk.

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« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2014, 04:22:42 pm »
 
 WOO HOO ! POST #3 !!!

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Re: Politics, Religion, etc. (4.15.14 - 9.10.15)
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2014, 04:35:17 pm »
This is for Oddo and his savior Nobama....

The Obama Administration just keeps lying!!!!! All they do is lie.........

A study released Tuesday by the non-profit RAND Corporation found that only 3.9 million people have enrolled in the Obamacare exchanges--a much smaller number than the 7 million sign-ups touted by the Obama administration:

By our estimate, 3.9 million people are now covered through the state and federal marketplaces. This number is lower than current estimates of marketplace enrollment through the end of March from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), perhaps because some of the [Health Reform Opinion Study] data were collected in early March. All HROS data collection reported here ended on March 28, and therefore missed the last three days of the open enrollment period, during which time there was a surge in enrollment.

The study also found that people gaining employer-provided insurance was the biggest reason why the uninsured rate has dropped in recent months:

Of those who were previously uninsured but are now insured, 7.2 million gained [employer-sponsored insurance], 3.6 million are now covered by Medicaid, 1.4 million signed up through the marketplaces, and the remainder gained coverage through other sources.

If the 1.4 million figure is correct, that means that less than 0.5 percent of the U.S. population gained insurance through the Obamacare exchanges. Of course, it's certainly possible that the Obama administration's estimates are closer to the mark. But even if that's the case, it's highly unlikely that more than 1 percent of the U.S. population gained insurance--that is, they were previously uninsured but are now insured--because of the Obamacare exchanges.

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« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2014, 04:36:34 pm »
Real Obamacare sign-up #s (from Rand): 1.4 million. The rest were either thrown off old insurance or got Medicaid

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« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2014, 05:20:03 pm »

Reports: Company Tied to Reid's Son Wants Land in Bundy Standoff
 
Image: Reports: Company Tied to Reid's Son Wants Land in Bundy Standoff  Rory Reid 
 

Sunday, 13 Apr 2014 08:48 PM

By Greg Richter

The Nevada rancher who forced the federal Bureau of Land Management to back down last week may have been targeted because a Chinese solar company with ties to Sen. Harry Reid's son wants the land for an energy plant, several websites report.

 A report on Godfatherpolitics.com,  says Chinese energy giant ENN Energy Group wants to use federal land as part of its effort to build a $5 billion solar farm and panel-building plant in the southern Nevada desert. Rory Reid, the son of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, is representing ENN in their efforts to locate in Nevada.

 Part of the land ENN wants to use was purchased from Clark County at well below appraised value. Rory Reid is the former Clark County Commission chairman, and he persuaded the commission to sell 9,000 acres of county land to ENN on the promise it would provide jobs for the area, Reuters reported in 2012.

 In addition to the county acreage, the federal Bureau of Land Management at one time was looking at BLM property under dispute with cattle rancher Cliven Bundy. The BLM is headed by former Harry Reid senior policy adviser Neil Kornz.

 According to BizPac Review, BLM documents indicate that the federal property for which Bundy claims grazing rights were under consideration by a solar energy company. Those documents have since been removed from BLM's website, but BizPac quotes from one of them:

 "Non-Governmental Organizations have expressed concern that the regional mitigation strategy for the Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone utilizes Gold Butte as the location for offsite mitigation for impacts from solar development, and that those restoration activities are not durable with the presence of trespass cattle."

 "Trespass cattle" is a reference to Bundy's herd. Bundy's family has grazed cattle on the land since the 1870s, and Bundy maintains he has grazing rights to the federal land. But he hasn't paid his federal grazing fees in 20 years in a dispute with the BLM.

 BLM agents hired contract cowboys earlier this year to seize hundreds of head of cattle and were moving in to seize the rest when militia members from across the country and other supporters showed up last week.

 Citing a dangerous situation, the BLM backed off its efforts and returned Bundy's cattle Saturday, but it has vowed to continue fighting him in court and administratively.

 In its effort to get Bundy off the land, it has attempted to get him to reduce his 1,000-head herd to 150, The Blaze's Dana Loesch reports. Bundy says his ranch would not be viable with a herd that small.

 The BLM claims a need to control grazing on the land to protect an endangered desert tortoise. But Loesch and others note that in August, the tortoise population in a nearby conservation center was set to be euthanized because of underfunding.

 The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service denied those reports, saying that only unhealthy tortoises would be euthanized and others would be relocated. But KVVU-TV in Las Vegas reported that the agency didn't say how many of the tortoises in its care were deemed "healthy."

 Further, Loesch reports, Harry Reid pressured the BLM to change the tortoise's protected zone to accommodate developer Harvey Whittemore, one of the Democrat's top donors. Whittemore was convicted in May 2013 of making illegal campaign contributions to him.

 "BLM has proven that they’ve a situational concern for the desert tortoise as they’ve had no problem waiving their rules concerning wind or solar power development," Loesch writes.

 "Clearly, these developments have vastly affected a tortoise habitat more than a century-old, quasi-homesteading grazing area. If only Clive Bundy were a big Reid donor."

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/bundy-ranch-rory-reid-harry-reid/2014/04/13/id/565328/?ns_mail_uid=25462434&ns_mail_job=1564290_04142014&promo_code=df2fw3k4



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Re: Politics, Religion, etc. (4.15.14 - 9.10.15)
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2014, 05:57:02 pm »
 
 Hey Wsh,
 
 Gotta ask ya ... can you repost the e-mail from your friend about WWII?
 
 I think I can post the pics mentioned but I need to know which ones from that e-mail.

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« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2014, 06:11:39 pm »
You could just give him your e-mail and he could send it to you like he asked.  :)

Just saying...

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« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2014, 06:48:10 pm »
JJ if I had an e-mail address I might be able to forward it but I am not sure I still have it. The planes were awesome. Let me check to see if I still have it

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« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2014, 06:49:50 pm »
Yes I still have it. I've been waiting for somebody to want it

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« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2014, 06:59:13 pm »
You could just give him your e-mail and he could send it to you like he asked.  :)

Just saying...

 Now you know thats against the law Duck ...
 
Yes I still have it. I've been waiting for somebody to want it

 Repost it !
 
 

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« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2014, 07:13:31 pm »
I cant repost the pics. I cant cut and past the pics. If you can you are better than I am at it. All th writing will post if I repost it but not the pics. To enjoy the pics you need the e-mail

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« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2014, 07:16:14 pm »
Thanks Peke. any old e-mail addy will do

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« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2014, 07:24:52 pm »
send me a personal message (above) with the e-mail addy you want it and I will forward it to that addy

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« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2014, 08:01:24 pm »
This person can expect an audit....

http://news.yahoo.com/learned-liberal-talking-head-fox-news-143013301--politics.html

The questions came mostly from fellow liberals who had not watched much Fox News but had seen the most outlandish clips of Bill O'Reilly or Sean Hannity that had made it to "The Daily Show" or YouTube. They perhaps imagined that walking down the hallway outside makeup, Mr. O'Reilly might yell then, too, instead of just saying hello. That's a funny notion, but it couldn't be further from the truth.

My time at Fox News was marked by meeting and working with some of the kindest, smartest, and most talented people I've had the pleasure of meeting in life. As I said in my TED talk, Sean Hannity is one of the sweetest people you'll ever meet – and even now that I've parted ways with Fox, he remains a good friend and mentor.

For a radical progressive who once harbored negative stereotypes about folks on the right, it was a turning point for me to meet people such as Mr. Hannity, Karl Rove, Monica Crowley, Sarah Palin, and so many others, and see that – though we certainly disagree profoundly on political issues – they're personable and kind and human. Just like me.

It's strange to suggest that a seemingly simple realization such as that is in fact a profound revelation, but in our hyperpartisan era, when we often vilify the other side as being less-than-human, it is.