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@mary madden @Anger Cannot Be Dishonest Stalin was also an ally of Hitler, before Hitler turned on him.  The post WW2 environment had much of the joint chiefs saying they should have turned on Stalin and pushed him out of Europe and back to Russia.  It would have been the smart move in hindsight.  

20 hours, 49 minutes ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/120591/obama-ease-cuban-embargo-inviting-republican-hypocrisy

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@cashman @Sharon Knettell @USDemocrat @JarrodBaniqued My mom was an infirm for 20 years before she passed away a couple years ago.  Bills for her always included a "gratuity" or we could call it fraud.  It's easier to pass that to private consumers and the insurance companies if it isn't Medicaid.  They actually look at the bill.


I didn't do anything about the fraud I found in the bills.  Procedures that didn't happen and the like.   If we were customers that cared, Medicaid wouldn't be less profitable.

2 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/120544/chances-elizabeth-warren-runs-president-increased-week

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@Anger Cannot Be Dishonest It's only blind luck that we aren't taking our mutants out for a picnic.  Meanwhile a half billion Europeans fell under the gentle Soviet communism that killed about 100 million of them,

2 days, 15 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/120591/obama-ease-cuban-embargo-inviting-republican-hypocrisy

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@USDemocrat @Sharon Knettell Take a shot at the Clintons for getting too close to Wall Street? Bill was taking a bath with them wearing chaps.  

2 days, 16 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/120544/chances-elizabeth-warren-runs-president-increased-week

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@Sharon Knettell @webranger1962 @USDemocrat Get a calculator, she will be 69 if she gets elected and 77 on leaving.  That would make her a few months younger than Reagan.  He was too old.

2 days, 16 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/120544/chances-elizabeth-warren-runs-president-increased-week

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@Sharon Knettell @webranger1962 @USDemocrat 67 now. 69 if elected.  77 on leaving.  That would make her the second oldest President.  Don't they teach liberals math?


Only a couple months younger than Reagan and I'll bet you loved him.

2 days, 16 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/120544/chances-elizabeth-warren-runs-president-increased-week

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@Sharon Knettell @webranger1962 @USDemocrat Don't they teach liberals math?  67 now.  69 if elected.  77 if she got two terms.  That would make her the second oldest President behind Reagan.


It won't happen though.  She won't even get out of the primaries like last time.

2 days, 16 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/120544/chances-elizabeth-warren-runs-president-increased-week

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@Sharon Knettell @webranger1962 @USDemocrat Uh... 67 now.  69 if elected. 77 on leaving.  Too old.  She would be some weeks younger than Reagan,  The second oldest President.

2 days, 16 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/120544/chances-elizabeth-warren-runs-president-increased-week

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@Sharon Knettell @webranger1962 @USDemocrat She would be the second oldest President if elected.  67 now.  69 if elected.  77 if she got two terms.  Like I said pushing 80.  You must have liked a geriatric Reagan.


But it's not gonna happen.  She won't even get out of the primaries.  Frankly, I wish she had been President for the last 8.  

2 days, 16 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/120544/chances-elizabeth-warren-runs-president-increased-week

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@Sharon Knettell @webranger1962 @USDemocrat She is 67 now.  69 if she gets elected.  70 years old a little more than a week after her swearing.  That would make her older than Reagan and the oldest President that ever sat down.

2 days, 17 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/120544/chances-elizabeth-warren-runs-president-increased-week

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@USDemocrat @Sharon Knettell Plus Hillary is too old.  She'd be pushing 80 at the end of two terms if she lived through them.

2 days, 22 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/120544/chances-elizabeth-warren-runs-president-increased-week

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When you beat somebody over the head with a threat of lawsuit to get a 50% discount you deserve to get some flack.  Nobody needs idiots like this.  It's just a migraine for everybody.


Nothing noble here.  The guy is just a jerk.  I'll bet he doesn't ever tip.  The ones like this never do.

4 days, 14 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/120558/ben-edelman-harvard-prof-angry-over-4-overcharge-has-point

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@BannedFrmHuffPost @webranger1962 @weylguy @Dr_Jack0040 I think people get to believe what they want.  Maybe we could brainwash people into minding their own business.


I don't want to tell you what to believe.  I might be wrong.

4 days, 19 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/120546/exodus-gods-and-kings-review-stop-bible-movies-meme

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I think the possibility that this could get abused is outweighed by the reality that you can't run any sort of enterprise in Honduras and count of the government for security.  That means jobs and economic development for hungry people.

4 days, 22 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/120559/honduras-charter-cities-spearheaded-us-conservatives-libertarians

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@mary madden @johne37179 It was 10 years ago.  There is nothing anyone is going to do except point fingers at an administration that's been over for many years.  Maybe that's because liberals can't point at anything good Democrats  accomplished in the mean time.  I can't think of a thing.

4 days, 22 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/120548/yougov-study-finds-republicans-approve-cia-torture

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@Sharon Knettell @webranger1962 @WallyLind One has nothing to do with the other.  The AHA was the reason for the bubble.  That belongs to Clinton.  I'm a moderate, so I put blame where blame belongs.  There is plenty to go around.


You might consider 6 years of Obama hasn't put us where we wanted to be,  If you are a liberal, you're the ones that just fired the Congress.  Perhaps, aside from gay marriage, because this is the 4th term of George Bush.

4 days, 23 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/120544/chances-elizabeth-warren-runs-president-increased-week

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@CeceliaHolland @webranger1962 @Sharon Knettell @WallyLind Agreed,  Bush should have done something.  He tried to get Congress to look at Freddie and Fannie in 2000, but Pelosi and Frank told him no.  He probably should have pressed the issue more.  Nobody really wanted to pull in the reins on the housing bubble. They were making too much money on it.


5 days, 1 hour ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/120544/chances-elizabeth-warren-runs-president-increased-week

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@cashman @Sharon Knettell @joelammers @roidubouloi @PoliWork Clinton (and Hillary), personally and as President, also liked shady deals.  Look at all the bubbles.  He turned all retail into big box.  I think he was actually in love with rich people.  I also think he was a little too impressed with Europeans.


The term "day trade" is unique to Clinton era chicanery.


We shouldn't let Hillary be President.  She already had two terms.


I think Obama and Bush are fairly honest, but "Slick Willy" is a sleaze.

5 days, 2 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/120544/chances-elizabeth-warren-runs-president-increased-week

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@Sharon Knettell @WallyLind You can't blame the recession on Bush.  It was a time bomb left over from all the Clinton bubbles.  The Bush tax cuts helped.  The recession would have even been deeper.  Why do you think Obama let them stand?


If there are people who have the least to do with the recession, it's the Republicans.  They aren't innocent.  They are just the least guilty.

5 days, 2 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/120544/chances-elizabeth-warren-runs-president-increased-week

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@PoliWork Please examine history dispassionately and make your own decisions instead of spewing a bunch of garbage some liberal said.  You think Reaganomics sucks and you don't even know why.  I could explain why, but it would take a book.  Nothing is as it appears.


Everything in politics 2014 is a false flag.  

5 days, 16 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/120544/chances-elizabeth-warren-runs-president-increased-week

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@mary madden @webranger1962 @CeceliaHolland @clotworthyi You are 100% absolutely correct,  It's the first smart thing I've heard you say yet Mary.  We did create Hussein.  Hussein was a hero in the 80's.  Mostly because of communists like you.


5 days, 17 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/120548/yougov-study-finds-republicans-approve-cia-torture

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@mary madden @ajent_oranje @tjmurphy @webranger1962 Mary, If you ever had a thought in your head.... but we need not worry about that.

5 days, 17 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/120548/yougov-study-finds-republicans-approve-cia-torture

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@roidubouloi @PoliWork @joelammers Democrat elite have been decrying Reaganomics for 30 years and cashing the checks.  

5 days, 23 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/120544/chances-elizabeth-warren-runs-president-increased-week

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@cashman @Sharon Knettell @PoliWork @joelammers A friend of mine is a teacher. Oh no!  You can't have any competition like charter schools or offset parents taxes if they send their kids to private schools. It just doesn't fit into how he thinks kids should be indoctrinated to accept their future life as welfare recipients.  They might.. gasp... get moderate or conservative values or worst of all they might learn to think.

6 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/120544/chances-elizabeth-warren-runs-president-increased-week

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@TNR106646 Minding your own business is also not stigmatizing. 

6 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/120555/fat-stigma-four-countries

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The elite French are moving to a freer, less socialist country...  Russia.

6 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/120556/marine-le-pen-profile-front-national-leader-making-france-nervous

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@resupport We had the 25th anniversary of TS a couple months ago and press went to China to see how the Chinese were remembering TS Nobody knew what they were talking about.


Who thought it was the end of communism?  

6 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/120547/hopeful-reaction-chinas-tiananmen-square-massacre

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@CeceliaHolland @jojo997 @BruceStrong   Of course, there are no liberal bankers and the richest men in America are Republicans like Bill Gates and Warren Buffet.



6 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/120544/chances-elizabeth-warren-runs-president-increased-week

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@Gadfly7 @webranger1962 @jbsay @roidubouloi @Nusholtz  I don't fear Barney Frank.  He is disgusting, annoying and I don't like his politics.  That doesn;'t particularly have anything to to with gay though.


I can say I never saw any good come to gay men.  God may not hate them, but life does.  

6 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/120534/democrats-southern-strategy-should-focus-poor-non-voters

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Somebody set the selector switch on Elizabeth Warren, malfunctioning Stepford wife,  to liberal and set the volume control to "spew"



6 days, 9 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/120544/chances-elizabeth-warren-runs-president-increased-week

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@tjmurphy @webranger1962 @clotworthyi Iran is making nuclear bombs.   Iran has ballistic missiles that can reach Europe.  Iran is working on ballistic missiles that can reach the US.  If Iran fires any nuclear weapons at anyone, the response would kill every living thing in Iran.  Even Hillary has said it.


To bomb or not to bomb.  I'm sure that question is on the mind of several governments.  Not just Israel and the US.

6 days, 9 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/120548/yougov-study-finds-republicans-approve-cia-torture

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@tjmurphy @webranger1962 @clotworthyi  Enough playing patty cake with the Arabs and Persians.  Your Jihad and nuclear aspirations will now be interrupted by bombing.


6 days, 9 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/120548/yougov-study-finds-republicans-approve-cia-torture

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@Rastersrrr Donald Rumsfeld said it crossed the line, but that it wasn't intentional.  I believe him.  I can see Marines exceeding and/or not understanding their orders.  We probably will never know exactly what CIA failures were involved.


But solving any problem here isn't the point.  It's just more liberal baloney about how Republicans are all warmongers and we can only be saved by an army of militant drag queens.



6 days, 10 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/120548/yougov-study-finds-republicans-approve-cia-torture

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@tjmurphy @webranger1962 @Rastersrrr It's real simple.  If you put down your gun, quit killing Sunni civilians on sight, quit shooting the legitimate government troops in your country, hellfire missiles won't fly through your windows.


For a lot of these ISIS guys, it isn't even their country.


Have a nice cup of tea.  You'll live longer.

6 days, 10 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/120548/yougov-study-finds-republicans-approve-cia-torture

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@Nusholtz I don't think Mitch has given anything much thought since 1947.


6 days, 11 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/120511/mitch-mcconnells-barack-obama-veto-strategy-brilliant-and-wise

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@IowaBeauty Don't mess with the filibuster.  It's there for a reason. I don't want either the Republicans or the Democrats in a winner take all.  God save us if either gets 100% control.


6 days, 11 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/120511/mitch-mcconnells-barack-obama-veto-strategy-brilliant-and-wise

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@mary madden @clotworthyi The liberal told me they came for her, but she was only grasping at straws to try to play a victim and I finished my coffee.


I knew they weren't coming for me because nobody was out to get anybody.  The screaming, swearing and yelling about nothing gave me a headache, so I closed the door.

6 days, 11 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/120548/yougov-study-finds-republicans-approve-cia-torture

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@clotworthyi @webranger1962 I don't desire abuse of state power.  I said before we invaded Iraq, it was a terrible idea.   I would have just bombed it into the stone age and went home and had some corn flakes.  Bill Clinton was that smart.




6 days, 11 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/120548/yougov-study-finds-republicans-approve-cia-torture

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@CeceliaHolland @webranger1962 @mary madden @clotworthyi 


Do you realize when we showed up in Iraq, half of the women were widows?  We killed about 112,000 Iraqis and insurgents.  40,000 of those were Republican Guard units we obliterated in the early hours of the invasion.


In one way or another, Saddam killed a million people in Iraq, a half million Iranians and 10,000 Kuwaiti's.


It just doesn't get much more successful than that.  Saddam Hussein was a loose cannon and had to go.  



6 days, 12 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/120548/yougov-study-finds-republicans-approve-cia-torture

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@mary madden @webranger1962  King Abdullah is ambiguously benevolent.  He doesn't want Jihad. Right now Kuwait, Jordan and Saudi Arabia are trying to figure out shelter for refugees running from ISIS.


No matter what happens, you're never going to turn Arabs into liberals.  Maybe in 700 years.  Did you have a better solution than these relatively peaceful, relatively benevolent monarchies?


6 days, 12 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/120548/yougov-study-finds-republicans-approve-cia-torture

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@clotworthyi @webranger1962 I'm gonna look a lot closer to home to find unaccountable abuses of state power.   I live in very blue Oregon.  It's in the dictionary.


Oregon -  from the native American word meaning unaccountable abuses of state power.  Unaccountable spender of money they don't have.

6 days, 12 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/120548/yougov-study-finds-republicans-approve-cia-torture

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@weylguy @Dr_Jack0040 Oh no.  You offended a liberal by thinking that a movie about a biblical character should resemble the classical story.  You bigoted, homophobic... bla bla bla.... lol...  you'd figure these guys would bust a vein...

6 days, 13 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/120546/exodus-gods-and-kings-review-stop-bible-movies-meme

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@Dr_Jack0040   The Catholic News Service gives it "big but boring", says it's for adults only, and that it's a Ridley Scott movie.


http://www.catholicnews.com/data/movies/14mv145.htm


Some people thought the Passion of Christ was inspirational.  I thought it was a Jesus snuff film and I am fairly certain Jesus did not contain 600 gallons of red corn syrup.


Someone will now scream Blasphemy!  God Bless.


If you pick up Glenn Beck on your dental fillings, this is not the movie for you. I think I'm waiting for Netflix.


6 days, 13 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/120546/exodus-gods-and-kings-review-stop-bible-movies-meme

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@jbsay @roidubouloi @Nusholtz And then Obama and company made the investors whole by giving them a couple trillion in Quantitative Easing none of which went to insolvent borrowers.


Small time investors got bit, but the banks came out sweet.  The rich got even richer and we have record income inequality.


How anybody blames that on Republicans is beyond me.

6 days, 14 hours ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/120534/democrats-southern-strategy-should-focus-poor-non-voters

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