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Hillary Clinton...missiles...Taliban....

Anybody got anything real on this one...? Obviously a hit piece on Hillary, but I'm curious about whether it actually happened.

"My sources in the US Special Operations community believe the Stinger fired against the Chinook was part of the same lot the CIA turned over to the ­Qataris in early 2011, weapons Hillary Rodham Clinton’s State Department intended for anti-Khadafy forces in Libya."

http://nypost.com/2014/06/08/how-the-taliban-got-their-hands-on-modern-us-missiles/

I got...1)unnamed source 2)"believe the Stinger" 3)NY Post 4)CIA operation...not State Dept.

...anybody got anything else?

A little help...

The Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2014 was passed in the House in June of 2013. Referred to the Senate Committee.

What happened to that bill...?

It just vanishes.

RW asshole in the local newspaper blog says Reid killed it.

Researched a bunch, but can find no reason.

Climate change/warming...

I have posted the following list 12 time now... on the local newspapers' comments sections, on FB, ... all over. I have yet to get a response. The next posts are all about how AGW is a hoax and that there are thousands of scientists who disagree with all or part of AGM. And a lot of snarky shit about Al Gore.

Just like I hadn't posted it at all.

Cognitive dissonance is strong in those people... along with heavy amounts of Dumbshit.
- - - - - -
Below is a list of actual scientific groups that support man-made warming/change.
Let's see your list of "serious scientist" skeptics.

American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Astronomical Society
American Chemical Society
American Geophysical Union
American Institute of Physics,
American Meteorological Society
American Physical Society
Australian Academy of Science,
Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society
Australian Bureau of Meteorology and the CSIRO
British Antarctic Survey,
Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences
Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society
Environmental Protection Agency,
European Federation of Geologists
European Geosciences Union
European Physical Society
Federation of American Scientists
Federation of Australian Scientific and Technological Societies
Geological Society of America,
Geological Society of Australia
Geological Society of London
International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA),
International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics,
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
National Center for Atmospheric Research,
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,
Royal Meteorological Society,
Royal Society of the UK
Royal Society of New Zealand
US National Academy of Sciences

The Academies of Science from 19 different countries all endorse the consensus. 13 countries have signed a joint statement endorsing the consensus position. They are:
Academia Brasiliera de Ciencias (Brazil)
Royal Society of Canada,
Chinese Academy of Sciences,
Academie des Sciences (France)
Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina (Germany),
Indian National Science Academy,
Accademia dei Lincei (Italy)
Science Council of Japan,
Academia Mexicana de Ciencias (Mexico)
Russian Academy of Sciences
Academy of Science of South Africa,
Royal Society (United Kingdom)
National Academy of Sciences (USA)
Some others...
American Medical Association
Australian Medical Association,
World Federation of Public Health Associations,
World Health Organization
American Public Health Association
American Astronomical Society
American Statistical Association
World Federation of Engineering Organizations
http://www.skepticalscience.com/globa...

Oh... noes.....another imperialist adventure!

The US will have to ramp up military spending now.

I can envision great sea battles over this particular piece of turf... er... ocean.

http://www.duffelblog.com/?utm_source=Duffel+Blog+Email+Newsletter&utm_campaign=8530f485d8-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6128900c72-8530f485d8-23606517

OK.. the Teapublican scandal of the day is...

..that Harry Reid owns 93 acres next to the Bundy place and wants it.

I've got all the debunks about the Chinese solar project, but I can't find anything on the web debunking this shit about the land. The web is full of all the RW squawking and flapping, but no debunk yet.

Anybody got anything?

Mary Yu appointed to state Supreme Court

Source: AP

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — King County Superior Court Judge Mary Yu was appointed to the Washington state Supreme Court on Thursday, and she will be the first openly gay justice, as well as the first Asian American, to serve on the state's high court.

Yu, who turns 57 next month, was appointed by Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday. She replaces Justice James Johnson, who announced his retirement last month because of health issues. Johnson's last day on the bench was Wednesday. Yu will be sworn in later this month.

Read more: http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Mary-Yu-appointed-to-state-Supreme-Court-5445970.php



Openly gay.... performed some of the first same-sex marriages in the state... liberal...daughter of immigrants.. brilliant jurist...

...and she replaces a conservative pain-in-the-ass on the WA Supreme Court.

It's a good day for us in the Evergreen State.

Why bother having a military at all...?

We "won" a war against a country with no real army, and were unable to ensure any kind of peace there afterward.... Iraq.

We've been stalemated/beaten by a country with no real country at all.... Afghanistan.

We've spent $6 Trillion and over 6,000 American lives and countless innocent lives.

For nothing.

An now, a few clowns in Nevada - who've seen "Red Dawn" too many times - make a mockery of Federal law.

We've advertised that we're the world's Paper Tiger, and now we seem intent on showing the world that we can't even control our own homegrown terrorists.

We don't have enough helicopters to "dust them down" and out of there? All those expensive vehicles with treads and armor and shit can't scare off a bunch of paunchy Rambo wanna-bees?

I'm not talking anything as violent at what happened to the OWS protestors, mind you. Just massive force that overwhelms them into retreat.

All we've done is encourage the lunatics. All over the earth...

Got de-friended today...

...and it shows what we are up against.

She posted saying that Hobby Lobby was being forced by the evil Obamacare to pay for abortions.

I posted: "You said: "Obama care mandates they pay for the actual abortion pill, as well as the surgical procedure of abortion itself."

No....

"There is no requirement in ACA that health care plans cover abortion, nor is there a prohibition preventing plans from covering abortion. Rather, ACA gives health care plans participating in state exchanges the ability to determine whether or not to cover abortion services." (The Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) cannot include any coverage of abortion as part of the essential benefits package required to be covered by health care plans. Section 1303(b)(1)(A)(i).)

"The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act maintains the status quo on abortion policy and does not shift federal abortion policy in either a pro-life or pro-choice direction. The following provisions will ensure that the bill does nothing to restrict or expand existing abortion law, while ensuring that federal funds cannot be used for abortion coverage or care." http://www.dpc.senate.gov/healthreformbill/healthbill18.pdf

"Right-wing media have responded to a Supreme Court justice's decision to temporarily block the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) birth control mandate by falsely claiming that abortifacients are included in the coverage required by the health care law." http://mediamatters.org/.../right-wing-media.../197422

"Those buying plans on the exchange would send in a separate payment to cover abortion services, and coverage for abortions (other than in cases or rape or incest or danger to the mother’s life) would be paid for from a segregated pool of money that contains no federal funds.
Furthermore, the Senate bill — now law — allows states to prohibit policies sold on their exchanges from covering abortions, with the same exceptions. And it requires that at least one plan in state exchanges not include abortion coverage beyond federal limitations." http://www.factcheck.org/2010/04/the-abortion-issue/

She posted: "Why do you hate religion so much ? Why are you so hypocritical yourself? So angry you arnt(sic) included in other religious based groups as an atheist, while bashing them and making such hateful comments and not being tolerant of them? I am truly sorry if a religious person hurt you in the past...or whatever happened to you. But for someone who touts about wanting rights for everyone but bashes the religious.... It's very hypocritical."

WTF.... I'm certainly not a religion booster, but how did the debunking of what she said constitute bashing religion.

I'm telling you....the RW is getting weirder and weirder.

If the political parties are the same...

Why then do the TeaPublicans have such a large group of certifiably around-the-bend members?

Do the Dems have anybody like Gingrich, Bachmann, Inhofe, Issa, Cruz, Santorum, Gohmert, Steve King, Broun, Trump... the list is endless?

I mean.. they are dumber than shit and completely insane.

Do the Dems have any "celebrities" like Ted Nugent?

I'm watching a few posts....

... on a newspaper blog.

One of the Libertarian types learned the term "fiat money" from somebody, and sounds like Chicken Little... "The money is falling, the money is falling".

I know what fiat money is, but I can't find an example of any... ANY... modern government that doesn't use fiat money in their economy.

Can anybody help me out? Is there a modern, industrialized nation that backs their currency with gold (or whatever, since all commodities have market value).

Can you give examples of how fiat money helps the economy and that there is some cause for concern, but no need to panic?

Incidentally, in my travels, I found two good pieces about economic policy...


http://hir.harvard.edu/debt-deficits-and-modern-monetary-theory

http://www.forbes.com/sites/pascalemmanuelgobry/2012/10/19/no-the-united-states-will-not-go-into-a-debt-crisis-not-now-not-ever/
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