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Old 05-22-2013, 06:06 PM   #226
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I'll be interested in that.


On a side note, it looks like Anthony Foxx is sailing through confirmation as transportation secretary.
Was there any issue with him, I haven't even heard of him. I had heard the Labor guy was having issues.
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Old 05-22-2013, 11:24 PM   #227
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Eric Holder on drone strikes

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In his letter to Congressional leaders, Mr. Holder confirmed that the administration had deliberately killed Anwar al-Awlaki, a radical Muslim cleric who died in a drone strike in September 2011 in Yemen. Mr. Holder also wrote that United States forces had killed three other Americans who “were not specifically targeted.”

Most americans never really consider the FACT that MANY innocent muslim children have been blown to shreds in these drone strikes.

This administration thinks that it is acceptable to kill children in their search for "millitants" as long as the children are collateral damage and "not specifically targeted". Think about that for a minute. Think about what it would feel like if a foreign country was bombing seemingly random locations in your neighborhood in the name of killing "terrorists".

Countless Americans are unable to understand why so many muslims continue to hate the US. I think its pretty damn obvious.

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Default Anthony Weiner whips it out at midnight.

His NYC mayoral candidacy that is. And thus avoided having the tabloids make the kind of puns I just did.

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By launching his bid via a video posted on his website around midnight Wednesday Weiner prevented the New York Daily News and New York Post from featuring him and lewd puns on their covers, leaving staffers at the papers convinced it was a deliberate dodge.

If you have to launch your candidacy at midnight, how successful do you think it will be? Perhaps he will uncover a mighty vein (see I did it again) of voters who like to send dick pics. The "sexy-selfie" set might be a huge block of untapped photos just waiting for a leader.
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Old 05-23-2013, 01:20 AM   #229
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In a First, U.S. Admits Drones Have Killed 4 Americans
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/23/us...kes.html?_r=1&

I think it was known, not widely known, that three Americans were killed in the two al-Awalaki attacks. There was an American, Samir Khan, with al-Awalaki when he was killed. He was a member of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. He also wrote an article in Al Qaeda's online magazine about how to make pressure cooker bombs and how to murder government workers

The third al-Awalaki's son who was not a terrorist. That was just a screwup.

The fourth guy is from Raleigh.

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I think it was known, not widely known, that three Americans were killed in the two al-Awalaki attacks. There was an American, Samir Khan, with al-Awalaki when he was killed. He was a member of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. He also wrote an article in Al Qaeda's online magazine about how to make pressure cooker bombs and how to murder government workers

The third al-Awalaki's son who was not a terrorist. That was just a screwup.

The fourth guy is from Raleigh.

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NY Times has an article up on the 4th man. He was killed in a signature strike in South Waziristan.
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Obama's giving a speech on drones and Guantanamo tomorrow.

I wonder how many nobel peace recipients are in charge of drone execution campaigns and torture prisons?
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Old 05-23-2013, 03:20 AM   #232
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Thinking about the Benghazi story and how it's become more and more apparent that the CIA ****ed up in a big way, probably even more so than the State Department. The NY Times has an editorial today that the CIA needs to come clean and own up to its failures. The State Department already had investigation and made changes and 4 people got removed from their jobs, but so far the CIA has gotten off the hook. It's been quite obvious for a while now that they way the Republicans have conducted themselves that this is about big political stakes and they had a target in mind. Who was head of the State Department during this? Hiliary Clinton, presumptive nominee for the Democratic Party in 2016.

However, perhaps the political stakes and trickery were not all on one side.
Who was the head of the CIA? A general who was famed for being insanely ambitious, who had a Republican PR firm work on a campaign to get him a fifth star, who has enough fans that a campaign url for him is still active and who would be a very attractive candidate for the Republicans in 2016? Yes, David Petraeus. Two months after the Benghazi attack and just a few days after the presidential election, Petraeus is brought down by an piddling affair with a graduate student.

Interesting.
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Looks like the healthcare exchanges will turn out to be pretty good deals.


http://www.newrepublic.com/article/1...er-shock-here#



Based on the premiums that insurers have submitted for final regulatory approval, the majority of Californians buying coverage on the state's new insurance exchange will be paying less—in many cases, far less—than they would pay for equivalent coverage today. And while a minority will still end up writing bigger premium checks than they do now, even they won't be paying outrageous amounts. Meanwhile, all of these consumers will have access to the kind of comprehensive benefits that are frequently unavaiable today, at any price, because of the way insurers try to avoid the old and the sick....

Obamacare critics have long warned, and Obamacare defenders have long feared, that insurers selling plans through the new exchanges would inevitably jack up premiums—if not to pad profits, than to adjust to the regulations that the new law imposes. Under Obamacare, insurers can no longer deny coverage or charge higher premiums to people with pre-existing medical conditions. In addition, the insurers must offer plans that include all “essential health benefits.” All else equal, those requirements should make insurance more expensive, since they require insurers to cover more sick people and pay for more kinds of services. If premiums get too high, that would scare away some consumers—in effect, causing a severe case of “sticker shock”—driving up the program’s overall costs and eventually destabilizing the whole system.

For some young, healthy people who now have skimpy, dirt cheap coverage, the new prices really will seem rather high by comparison. But experts think the number of people who fit that category will be small. That's one reason why, on Thursday, officials and consumer advocates were talking about a very different kind of sticker shock: Premium bids that were lower than expected. “For plan after plan, we’re getting the best-case scenarios,” said Peter Lee, executive director of Covered California....
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Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson and Jessica Chastain among the front-runners to play Hillary Clinton in Rodham.



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Elizabeth Warren wants to push down student loans rates to .75%


The same as the banks pay.

Can we just nominate her for president now? I mean do we REALLY have to wait a couple more years?
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The same as the banks pay.

Can we just nominate her for president now? I mean do we REALLY have to wait a couple more years?

She is doing nothing more than political posturing with that policy.
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She is doing nothing more than political posturing with that policy.
I know, but still she's at least doing something.

Watching the republicans squabble and say no like two year olds to anything involving this issue is hilarious though.

I still don't understand what their problem with allowing the interest to fluctuate with the economy is.

Actually I retract that, I don't think she's posturing per se. I really think she's out after the big banks. Do I think she's taking advantage of it? sure. But I wouldn't say she's ONLY posturing on it.
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I don't question that she is against the banking lobby and whatnot but saying she wants student loan rates to be less than 1% a pipe dream and she knows it.
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Was there any issue with him, I haven't even heard of him.


He's the mayor of Charlotte. No real experience with transportation (our light rail system, freeway loops, etc were done under previous mayors), but he and POTUS are buds.

I'm all for it. It will get the city some needed funds for continuing the rail system and it gets Foxx out of the mayor's office.

And no, there doesn't seem to be any issue with him getting confirmed.
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Wow.

Man with ties to Boston bombing suspect shot during FBI questioning
https://www.google.com/news?ncl=dDGS...n glish&hl=en

I've been wondering about this story ever since the initial reports couldn't even get the story straight which shouldn't have been hard since there were supposed to be FBI agents in the room with the guy. If you read those initial stories, it was obvious that they were quoting FBI sources who were NOT at the interrogation.

If you remember he was supposed to have lunged at an FBI with a knife in his hand.
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Sources said Todashev might have been lunging toward a sword, but he was not in possession of it.

Law enforcement officials said Todashev was in the process of confessing to a 2011 triple murder in Waltham, Mass., and was working on writing out the details of the crime when he snapped and turned violent.

Officials said Todashev pushed a table and possibly threw a chair.

It's a week later, and they still aren't definitive about anything.

The dead guy's wife is going to hold a press conference tonight.
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An Islamic group Wednesday called for a federal civil-rights investigation of last week's fatal shooting of an Orlando man by an FBI agent investigating the Boston Marathon bombing.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations' Florida chapter also cited unnamed sources within the FBI as saying Ibragim Todashev was not armed at the time of the shooting.

"We did confirm today with sources within the FBI that he was unarmed," CAIR-Tampa Executive Director Hassan Shibly told the Orlando Sentinel this afternoon.

The call for an independent investigation follows conflicting anonymous accounts of the shooting in south Orlando when the Muslim man was being questioned by FBI and Massachusetts State Police investigators about his possible role in a triple murder near Boston.

Those accounts from unnamed federal-law enforcement sources first claimed Todashev might have been armed with a knife.

Move over Trayvon Martin, Florida's got another investigation on their hands.
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