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Obama Told Boehner ‘You Get Nothing’ in Fiscal Cliff Talks


Read into the rest of the article. It says exactly what I said. That the President knew from the beginning that anything he offered would be rejected. And now he stand at a place of complete strength.

"President Obama’s negotiating stance is a lot firmer than many have given him credit for. Obama has been negotiating from total strength. At one point telling Boehner, ‘You get nothing.’

A behind the scenes Wall Street Journal report confirmed that President Obama has been one step ahead of his Republican opponents all through the fiscal cliff negotiations.

The Wall Street Journal reported (Via Political Wire) the following exchange between Obama and Boehner during the fiscal cliff negotiations,

“Mr. Obama repeatedly lost patience with the speaker as negotiations faltered. In an Oval Office meeting last week, he told Mr. Boehner that if the sides didn’t reach agreement, he would use his inaugural address and his State of the Union speech to tell the country the Republicans were at fault.”

At one point, Boehner told the president, “I put $800 billion on the table. What do I get for that?”

Replied Obama: “You get nothing. I get that for free.”

I really do not think President Obama thought Social Security would ever get cut.

He knows he is still with the block everything congress and now they have added the losers who are resentful to the block everything congress.

So now there is much more pressure on the GOP to pass a measure made up by the President and Harry Reid. They only need 26 Republicans in the House and all Democrats to pass the measure now, (or maybe less depending on what happens). Here it is explained from "Business Insider" http://www.businessinsider.com/fiscal-cliff-what-happens-after-boehner-plan-b-vote-failure-2012-12

"In order to for a cliff deal to get done, McConnell will have to allow Majority Leader Harry Reid to move forward with a measure that can be approved and sent back to the House. It is not at all clear that the House GOP would allow such a bill to come to the floor for a vote. But they will be under intense pressure to do so as the cliff approaches next week. House Republicans now lack the ability to deflect charges that they drove the nation off the cliff and into possible recession in order to protect the wealthiest. Many House Republicans don’t care about this but some certainly do. Most conservative Republicans will oppose any Senate-approved deal. But if a bill makes it to the floor, only 26 Republicans would have to vote in favor if all Democrats vote yes.

This is the optimistic scenario: Essentially the GOP folds. Not wanting to embarass itself further, Obama and Reid craft something along the lines of where the parties were this weekend, the Senate approves it, and then it passes The House with only a handful of Republicans."


Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/fiscal-cliff-what-happens-after-boehner-plan-b-vote-failure-2012-12#ixzz2FqWzb6HH

The link between intelligence, creativity and mental illness. Good stuff.

Got this from a thread started by BainsBane


Creativity interlinks with Illness

One of the really interesting and cool things about mental illness is that certain types of illnesses, mainly bipolar gives a person a creative edge, though other illnesses go hand in hand with highly intelligent people such as Professor John Nash, who won the Nobel Prize for mathematics, for one. I don't think that you have to be mentally ill to be genius but it seems mental illness and genius often do go hand in hand. And that is why I write this article on famous people who have contributed so greatly to science and art, and music while yet dealing with an illness and why if they have something valuable to offer, anyone can. It makes so much sense to me to shed light on the fact that no one needs to be ashamed. There is no one who is exempt from possibly "contracting" this invisible disease! Read on and share this page.

"It takes a little bit of crazy to make a genius." ~Anonymous

The contributions which the following people have given to the world will not forgotten, nor should future Abraham Lincolns, or Jim Carreys, or Charles Dickens be discouraged.


Creativity Tied To Mental Illnesses Like Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia In New Swedish Study

Creative types are thought to be more likely to suffer from mental illnesses, such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. A new large-scale study of the Swedish population helps confirm this link.

Last year, researchers at the Karolinska Institutet near Stockholm found that families with a history of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia were more likely to produce artists and scientists. They built on this evidence in a new study, published this month in the Journal of Psychiatric Research, which covers a larger population sample and a wider scope of psychiatric diagnoses.

The researchers used 40-years' worth of data from Sweden's health registry, looking at the anonymous records of almost 1.2 million patients and their relatives. They found certain mental illness — in particular bipolar disorder — are more common among artists and scientists, from dancers and photographers to researchers and authors.

More at link:

There were some gun apologists insisting that the NRA did not push the sale of guns. From their sit


"Shooting Illustrated has Geissele's Freefloat Super Modular Rails

Geissele Automatics Super Modular Rails
Geissele Automatics now offers freefloat fore-ends for AR-pattern rifles that are every bit as superlative as the company's legendary triggers."

That's all I'm going to post because the whole thing disgusts me. This is just to prove the the NRA and gun manufacturers are in each others pockets or are the same entity altogether.

All the addresses and some emails of the Westboro clan are at this link. The phones

have been disconnected as far as I checked. But if anyone wants to try their emails or lives nearby.......(I think they probably have deleted their email accounts if they have watched that video from Anonymous. It scared me!)


Give Medicare to mentally ill with no waiting period. Please sign this petition

This could really help our mentally ill population in this country who are now sorely uncared for.

"Give Medicare to the mentally ill with no waiting period. There is an epidemic of mass murders. Our prisons are overflowing with mentally ill patients. The number of mentally ill patients that are homeless is staggering.

We have to do a lot more.

But this is one politically acceptable solution that could be approved soon.
This is a first step, a step you could take in the presence of a highly divided political environment."


What would happen if they imposed a really high tax on guns and ammunition? I just checked and

you can buy ammo tax free on the internet. That is terrible. I think it should be taxed at least as high as cigarettes and maybe even higher. Guns should be taxes as much too.

Of course considering what people pay for their guns it won't stop much but it may stop some. Every little bit helps.

As long as the President enacts the laws that are on the books also.

R. Scott is trying to stop parts of Obamacare from coming to FL. Please sign this petition-MoveOn


Dear Florida MoveOn member,

Governor Rick Scott has been advocating against Obamacare provisions for Florida and its citizens. We need to tell Governor Scott and the Florida legislature to allow Obamacare for all of us.

That's why I created a petition on SignOn.org to the Florida State Legislature and Governor Rick Scott, which says:

Stop Governor Rick Scott from not allowing Florida citizens access to Obamacare!

OK I searched enough! Someone posted a a picture of a fertilized human egg along with

some other pictures that made the idea of life at conception look pretty ridicules. It was only within the last week or so. Maybe it had a picture of a fetus that turned out to be a fetus of an elephant of something.


My God am I depressed.

I usually go to my Mom's for a while at thanksgiving and she gives me a plate from her diner at her clubhouse. I could go to the clubhouse with her but I really don't like it much. They are all much older than me and while very nice to me it is just kind of boring.

So this is the year that we lost our business in NJ and my Mom is still stuck up there and has to wait until the 2 buildings are demolished until she and my step dad can come down to Florida. I went earlier to a clubhouse that I go to for people with mental illness and that was nice but it ended at 1pm. I've been sitting here since. I've tried to practice drawing, (they are nice enough to give us a free water color class which included some drawing which I suck at). But that took some time and determination.

I just haven't felt this low in a long time. It is so weird when things change. At first I was so worried about the money and the loss but now I just want my Mom. And I'm 54! I don't have any kids of my own. I feel like a little kid all by myself.

I think I may go down the street to some neighbors house and visit a little, just to get out of this house that seems to be swallowing me up.

Thanks for letting me rant here. I know people care.

Love to you all,

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