“Members of congress have known since 2012 that negotiations were under
way to try and free Sgt. Bergdahl. Wouldn't that have been the time to bring
up concerns about how to go about it ? Of course it would have.... But waiting
until now give's the republicans higher petty political points. And they didn't even
have to prevent Bergdahl's release.”
“So I would like to ask John Boehner.
Did ANYONE say his resignation absolved
the administration ( including congress ) of it's responsibility ?
Wasn't the plan ( since learning of the secret waiting lists )
to try and come up with a effective plan to fix the problem ?
Weren't members of your own party focused on placing blame and
calling for Shinseki's resignation ? Instead of doing what you are
suggesting here ? Why yes, they were.....So now that he has resigned
( like the majority of your fellow republicans wanted. )
Is it at all rational to attack the president for it ?
And will you ( John Boehner ) and the rest of the republicans
in congress continue to politicize this issue rather than
work with the democrats to find a solution ?
Of that I have no doubt.....”
“Nobody said otherwise. So maybe the two sides should bring in their experts, debate the topic and then make a informed decision based on that information. And while we are at it. Can we stop pretending that this is a left right issue. Or that the climate report that was released recently was anything other than the third in a line of reports that congress mandated be put together and be presented to them.”
“A relatively small number of veterans ?
Then how come many of the V.A. hospitals have
doctor to patient rations of 1 or 2 doctors to every
1,000 patients ?
In 1930 there were 54 V.A. hospitals. By 1947 there
were 120. Today there are 153 serving 5.7 million patients
( and growing ) If we can't come together and put our
petty politics aside to give the veterans the care they
deserve. Then we have no business sending them off
to war in the first place.
Telling V.A. hospitals that they have to reduce wait times
without giving them the additional resources they require
to make that happen isn't going to make wait times shorter.
Trying to attach a sanctions on Iran amendment onto legislation
to give additional benefits to veterans. And then voting it down
when the democrats don't allow it isn't going to do squat to
help veterans get the care they deserve either.
So what's the solution ? Either we cough up the money
to build new V.A. hospitals and hire more doctors, nurses etc.
Or we cough up the money and build more public hospitals
and clinics to take on all of the veterans that require care.”
“The U.S. military has been planning for the impacts related to climate change for quite some time now, Below is just a sample of the reports put together over the last decade. Maybe instead of sticking their heads in the sand and ignoring the issue. Republicans should pull their heads out and open their eyes for a change.
2013: Department of Defense FY 2012 Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap: Department of Defense
2011: Incorporating Sea Level Change Considerations in Civil Works Programs: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
2011: Defense Science Board Task Force Report: Trends and Implications of Climate Change for National and International Security: Department of Defense
2011: National Security Implications of Climate Change for U.S. Naval Forces: Naval Studies Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences
2010: Climate Change Impacts and AFRICOM: A Briefing Note: Institute for Defense Analyses.
2010: U.S. Navy Climate Change Road Map: Task Force Climate Change, Dept. of the Navy
2009: Climate Change Effects: Issues for International and US National Security: Institute for Defense Analyses, Christine Youngblut
2008: National Defense Strategy: Department of Defense
2007: A Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Sea Power: Department of the Navy, the Marine Corps and the Coast Guard
2007: The Joint Operating Environment, Trends and Challenges for the Future Joint Force Through 2030: United States Joint Forces Command
2007: National Security and the Threat of Climate Change: Center for Naval Analysis
2003: An Abrupt Climate Change Scenario and Its Implications for U.S. National Security: Pentagon Office of Net Assessments”
“I GUESS ONE NEED'S TO READ BETWEEN THE LINES REALLY HARD TO SEE THE GAY INDOCTRINATION PART. EITHER THAT OR YOU HAVE TO BE A TOTAL LOON.
Quote - "State Rep. Charles Van Zant (R) said the American Institutes for Research, which has been assigned to develop Common Core-based tests for Florida, "are promoting as hard as they can, any youth that is interested in the LGBT agenda."
American Institute for Research founder John C. Flanagan developed the groundbreaking Critical Incident Technique (CIT) while working for the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II. The military used Flanagan's CIT as an aptitude test to identify potential combat pilots. Later the technique was adapted for other industries, and CIT is still a model for numerous organizations and researchers.
After leaving the army, Flanagan established American Institutes for Research in 1946. He focused on education research and launched Project Talent, alongitudinal study following 400,000 high school students across the U.S., which has continued for the past 50 years and provided data for hundreds of researchers and publications.
Today, AIR continues to use Flanagan's research principles in areas beyond aviation and education, including health and international development. The organization works with federal and state agencies, nonprofits, international development organizations, foreign governments, school districts, foundations, and private businesses.
AFTER READING THIS... MY GUESS IS THAT Rep. Charles Van Zant IS A TOTAL LOON !”
“Doing nothing simply makes the situation worse.
Not only when it comes to climate change.
But also ocean acidification and then there are the
other pollutants associated with the burning of fossil fuels.
You are asking people not to tell you to do something
based on their ideology. But ideology is a belief or doctrine
based on myth. But anthropogenic pollution is not a myth.
It's a reality that you apparently don't want to face Amalek.”
“It's ludicrous to assume that it would become a shrine to abortion.
Will it mention it ? Probably.... It's part of history.
Would Margaret Sanger be mentioned ?
More than likely.
Regardless of where one stands regarding any issue. History is what it is.
You can't pick and choose what you want to be part of it. And what you don't.
Sadly we have tried though. And as a result many people are unaware
of things that have taken place in this country and some of our actions
“The report that was just released. And which was reviewed
by the National Academy of Sciences was congressionally
mandated. Similar reports were released under Clinton and
Bush. Are these members of congress really stating that they
are unaware of that fact ? Or are they aware, but simply saw
this as another opportunity to engage in playground politics ?
In either case. It paints them as either very uninformed.
Or very juvenile.....”
“Changes in albedo played a major role in the warming after the last ice age.
Nobody denies that climate change has happened in the past.
And that other natural factors impact climate. The sticking point now is
that many don't want to accept that there is now a anthropogenic
factor which is impacting climate. If we emit around 135 times more CO2
than all of the worlds volcanos do in a typical year. Don't you think we should
take that into consideration George ?”
“Yet the military is spending more on R&D into
alternative energy than the oil companies are.
Especially DARPA and the Navy. Why ?
My guess is that they are tired of fighting wars over a finite resource.”
“Nobody ever said the climate doesn't change Baker. This is about recognizing the
anthropogenic role in climate change and ocean acidification. Something that hasn't happened before. We acknowledged the fact that CFC's caused ozone depletion. And that sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides played a role when it came to acid rain. Or at least most of us did.... And we did something about it. It wasn't a left or right issue. It was taking responsibility for something ( we were doing ) that was damaging the environment. The vast majority of my republican neighbors are willing to acknowledge the damage we are doing. So why is it so hard for people like yourself to do the same ?
Does it really all boil down to you would rather engage in petty political attacks on people you consider to be on the political left ?”
“A turning point for waterboarding in any form came around 1800. As the Enlightenment swept across Europe, many countries banned the practice and people, in general, found it "morally repugnant, Waterboarding then moved underground, but did not disappear by any means. In fact, it has experienced something of a revival in the 20th century.
The interrogation method was used by the Japanese in World War II, by U.S. troops in the Philippines and by the French in Algeria. In Cambodia, the Khmer Rogue used waterboarding against its own people. The British used it against both Arabs and Jews in occupied Palestine in the 1930s. In the 1970s, it was widely used in Latin America, particularly under the military dictatorships in Chile and Argentina (where it was known as "Asian torture.")
In the war crimes tribunals that followed Japan's defeat in World War II, the issue of waterboarding was sometimes raised. In 1947, the U.S. charged a Japanese officer,Yukio Asano, with war crimes for waterboarding a U.S. civilian. Asano was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor.
Even Ronald Reagan's Justice Department believed it was a crime. In 1983, Texas Sheriff James Parker was charged, along with three of his deputies, for handcuffing prisoners to chairs, placing towels over their faces, and pouring water on the cloth until they gave what the officers considered to be confessions. The sheriff and his deputies were all convicted and sentenced to four years in prison.
“I didn't accuse you of attacking Obama.
I was simply trying to address the questions that you brought up.
Can't people do that without being accused of trying to deny you the right
to ask questions, or of being a member of the Obama fan club ?
And what's the point in even asking questions in the first place if you don't
want people to answer them ?”
“So self interest and greed is what you feel compels people
to fight against things like human trafficking and forced prostitution ?
( two of the issues discussed ) As far as why did they try to keep a
lid on this ? One only has to look at the reaction from some people
here to see why. And how do we know keeping it a secret was
the presidents idea ? It could have been a request made by one or
more of these young millennial billionaires. Do you always advertise
and announce to the whole world when you are thinking about helping
others. Or choose to support a cause you believe in ?
Also, I just have to ask...Would you choose to advertise to criminals that
engage in human trafficing and prostitution that you want to put them out
of business? Or would you want to prevent them from knowing ?
And is what ( the criminals do ) based out of self interest and greed ?”
PetraWegner on Apr 27, 2014 at 16:10:16
“You know I was speaking in general....I do not attack Obama I simply asked questions and that should be allowed. So pls do not come with the Obama fan Club flag only because I asked questions.”
“1947 - Anti-Epileptic Action Of Marijuana-Active Substances BY JEAN P. DAVIS, M.D., and H.H. RAMSEY, M.D.
The demonstration of anticonvulsant activity of the tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) congeners by laboratory tests (Loewe and Goodman, Federation Proc. 6:352, 1947 ) prompted clinical trial in five institutionalized epileptic children.
All of them had severe symptomatic grand ma1 epilepsy with mental retardation; three had cerebral palsy in addition. Electroencephalographic tracings were grossly abnormal in the entire group; three had focal seizure activity. Their attacks had been inadequately controlled on 0.13 gm. Of phenobarbital daily, combined with 0.3 gm. of Dilantin per day in two of the patients, and in a third, with 0.2 gm. Of Mesantoin daily. Two isomeric 3 (1,2-dimethyl heptyl) homologs of THC were tested, Numbers 122 and 125A, with ataxia potencies fifty and eight times, respectively, that of natural marijuana principles. Number 122 was given to two patients for three weeks and to three patients for seven weeks. Three responded at least as well as to previous therapy; the fourth became almost completely and the fifth entirely seizure free.
Reprinted from Federation Proceedings, Federation of American Society for Experimental Biology, vol. 8, lY49, p. 284.
Jump forward 67 years.....
Medical marijuana refugees: 'This was our only hope' - CNN.com www.cnn.com/2014/03/10/health/medical-marijuana-refugees/ - Similarto Medical marijuana refugees: 'This was our only hope' - CNN.com
Mar 10, 2014 ... More than 100 families have moved to Colorado for the same thing: medical marijuana to treat their sick children, says a group that dispenses .”
As far as Harry Reid. Which BTW has nothing to do with
this article or anything I said. The $32,000 was spent to
purchase items from his granddaughter that he gave as gifts
to his donors. Something I don't necessarily approve of...
But not at all illegal.
As far as the Twitter account issue.
I haven't heard about it. But if true and if illegal he was
wrong to do it. Although I constantly see politicians attacking
each other via Twitter accounts. So I don't see this as
being quite as big of a deal as you apparently do. Regardless of
whether it was a personal or tax payer funded Twitter account.”
Hunter on on Apr 24, 2014 at 16:11:29
“David, Now it's time for you to understand the law. 1) If Obama had solicited campaign donations during the quiet meeting, he would have broken the law. It is against the law to solicit campaign donations inside the White House or any other government building! Why did it take the "news media" over a month to inform the American people of the "quiet meeting"? 2) Why did Reid reimburse his campaign chest out of his own pocket, because it's unethical? Why was his granddaughters last name omitted from the sales receipt? 3) It is against the law to use TAXPAYER funded websites or twitter accounts for political attack ads! But since Reid is the Senate majority leader I doubt if the allegations will be investigated.”
“The difference of course being that democrats don't bad mouth the Koch's for their
non-political charitable donations. Do they Bob.... And if any of them do.
They are wrong to in doing so.....”
Hunter on on Apr 24, 2014 at 14:44:31
“Obama invited those YOUNG 1%ers who INHERITED their money to the White House so he could hit them up in the future for campaign cash! I live in Nevada, anti- Koch brothers, Harry Reid just got caught using $32,000 of campaign donations to enrich the life of his granddaughter! Seems Harry used $32,000 of his campaign donations to buy presents for some of his staff. He bought those presents from a company called Ryan Elizabeth. Seems he thought he could get away with it by not using Ryan Elizabeth's last name which happens to be Reid! Just today in my local Vegas paper there is an article that says Reid used his taxpayer funded twitter account to go after the Koch' brothers, a CLEAR violation of law.”
“From the article Bob - "I was a little worried they were going to get a bunch of rich kids in the room and fundraise for the Democratic Party," attendee Liesel Pritzker Simmons told Johnson in the New York Times piece. "But they didn’t."
Now why a Reagan republican would support the unfunded mandate Reagan passed known as EMTALA. But wouldn't support a funded mandate. Well only you know why you feel that way. And no.... I really don't care to know why you feel that way.”