The report raises the annual death toll from smoking by about 37,000 additional lives lost, noting that tobacco has killed 20 million Americans since 1964
Meanwhile, the GOP wants to cut food stamps but continues to champion tobacco subsidies (both included in the farm bill). They really are the party of death.
Exactly what part of the Constitution has President Obama ignored?
Probably not Article II, Clause 1: "The executive Power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America."
This may be news to you, but the US Govt is actually comprised of three branches: Judicial, Legislative and Executive. Welcome to US Civics 101. In which the executive is the part of government that has sole authority and responsibility for the daily administration of the country.The executive branch executes or enforces the law.
Tell me again how Obama is abusing his authority. The ACA was passed by Congress and upheld by the US Supreme Court, you drooling orifice. Obamacare aside, I will ask you again--typing slowly for your benefit
Exactly what part of the Constitution has President Obama ignored?
Rep Steve Stockman (R-TexasTeaCrack'dPot) has been blowharding about impeaching Obama since at least October of last year. He's just a bad joke of a crank.
Hint: Stockman was elected (via runoff) to his current US Rep seat about a year ago...yet now he's trying to unseat US Sen Cornyn (R-Texas) because apparently Cornyn isn't teabaggy enough for Stockman, which itself is an amusing concept.
Stockman is probably the biggest joke in the House, and that's saying something. He has about as much pull as a comatose gerbil. The only thing funnier would be some moron taking his threats seriously....oh wait.
Here's where you are ABSOLUTE FAIL;
Climate change/warming doesn't necessarily imply all global locations are warming equally, you #$%$. Indeed, the models predict that global warming results in bizarre weather patterns.
"DENVER - It's official: The temperature at Denver International Airport dropped to 13 degrees below zero at 10 p.m. Wednesday, breaking the previous record of 7 below an hour earlier and 5 below zero set on this date in 2008."
Right. Denver + December + something something = all the climatologists (and especially Fat Liberal Al Gore) should just pack up their junk science and go home.
When the remaining humans are huddled around fire, eating their own dead, and wondering how it came to this, the phrase "global warming skeptic" is going to be a profound curse among the tribal elders.
I just checked Real Clear Politics and you're wrong as usual.
Obama (Dec 19,2013)
42.5% Approve, 53.6% Disapprove
Bush (Dec 19, 2005)
40% Approve, 58% Disapprove
Never, ever trust a wingnut to provide accurate analysis. Never.
There is something about you that rubs me the wrong way. A stick in my craw. You are that someone that spoils a situation which could have been successful or pleasant.
That says more about you than Sandale, except the last sentence:
"You are that someone that spoils a situation which could have been successful or pleasant."
I have no idea what means. Sandale is a party pooper??
Pretty soon the GOP will float the idea that women need to present a marriage license at the voting booth.
That's some seriously sick stuff.
I forgot that pages aren't necessarily of legal age: 16 seems to be the minimum...but then again, the House page program was discontinued in 2011. Seems a shame: it was a good opportunity for young people to get some working knowledge of how Congress operates (aside from the pedos).
Surprise! Foley is a Catholic.
I disagree: Republicans can always be counted to achieve a Higher level of depravity.
To wit, the GOP can be accurately described as a tribe of intellectually dishonest, ignorant, morally depraved, cowardly reactionary xenophobes. Those who transgress the ideological boundaries set by Limbaugh and Fox News, even for a moment, are immediately tagged RINOS and traitors.
IMO the majority of today's Republicans should follow the example set by Robert "Bud" Dwyer on Jan 22, 1987.* Google it.
*Maybe without calling for a press conference, though.
Obama's 6th effort...mostly weak tea.
Even weaker was the GOP response:House Rep Cathy McMorris Rodgers? (R-Jesus+Down's Syndrome) plus standard anti-Obamacare boilerplate. *yawn* Apparently Chris Christie was too busy...
2nd: Senator Mike Lee (R-TrueBeliever): anyone who hasn't jumped on the Tea Party Express is a RINO or a traitor!
Waaay 3rd: apparently Rand Paul (R-KY and FREEDUMb and my dad) but I didn't see it. My glasses fogged up.
Yours is one of the worst analyses I've ever seen; it actually works better as an example of confirmation bias and dishonest reasoning.
a) "in essence all you have proven is the party of Obama is the party of the rich, since the top 1% of the population own 42.7% of all financial assets. ...the top 10% wealthiest possess 80% of all financial assets."
Given this single case (S&P 500 ETF SPY) I would agree. However, the GOP has nearly 10% more millionaires in Congress. Additionally, Republicans overwhelmingly favor legislation that benefits the rich...at the cost of the middle class and the poor.
b) "The richest people have benefited the most under Obama's party"
That is flatly false. It would be more accurate to say that the richest people benefit most no matter who is president...and even more accurate to say that Obamacare benefits the non-rich more than the rich.
c) "If one re-examines the S&P 500 ETF SPY, $100.00 invested on Jan of 2001 was worth $105.00 in Jan of 2007 when the democrats took control of Congress and Bush became a lame duck. During the next 7 years under Obama's party's control, it is now worth about $135.00..."
Another falsehood. Democrats held Congress until Jan 2011, which is four years, not seven. The 113th Congress, like the 112th, mostly caucuses as Republican: House (434) makeup is 46% Democrat and 54% Republican; Senate (100) is 55% Democrat and 45% Republican. As anyone who has taken jr high school civics will tell you, US legislative power resides primarily in the House. Further, the President can't pass bills: he can either veto them or ratify them. As for Obama himself, I would qualify both himself and his administration as extremely laissez-faire (excepting the PPACA).
d) "...while the rest of the population has to learn to live off less income than they were living off of while Bush was in office before the party of Obama took over and ran the economy into the ground."
Absurd. Not to mention self-contradictory.
These same people could not get food stamps or a driver's license or take the SAT test, or fly anywhere, but they're allowed to vote.
So then...your position is that anyone who receives food stamps and who doesn't have a driver's license, or has never taken the SAT, or hasn't been on an airplane shouldn't be allowed to vote.
US Voting Rights
When the Constitution was written, only white male property owners (about 10 to 16 percent of the nation's population) had the vote. Over the past two centuries, though, the term "government by the people" has become a reality. During the early 1800s, states gradually dropped property requirements for voting. Later, groups that had been excluded previously gained the right to vote. Other reforms made the process fairer and easier.
1790- Only white male adult property-owners have the right to vote.
1810- Last religious prerequisite for voting is eliminated.
1850- Property ownership and tax requirements eliminated by 1850. Almost all adult white males could vote.
1855- Connecticut adopts the nation's first literacy test for voting. Massachusetts follows suit in 1857. The tests were implemented to discriminate against Irish-Catholic immigrants.
1870- The 15th Amendment is passed. It gives former slaves the right to vote and protects the voting rights of adult male citizens of any race.
1889- Florida adopts a poll tax. Ten other southern states will implement poll taxes.
1890- Mississippi adopts a literacy test to keep African Americans from voting. Numerous other states—not just in the south—also establish literacy tests. However, the tests also exclude many whites from voting. To get around this, states add grandfather clauses that allow those who could vote before 1870, or their descendants, to vote regardless of literacy or tax qualifications.
1913- The 17th Amendment calls for members of the U.S. Senate to be elected directly by the people instead of State Legislatures
I am happy to report that I am just about ready to take a dump. I hope this worthy bit of news enlightens everyone's day in a constructive way.
Supply side economic theory described... yet with a shout out to demand! (I particularly enjoyed the upbeat tone)
However - perhaps in the future you might expand mention of your bowel movements to other, less fortunate people who do not have the privilege of reading Yahoo msg boards.
Never underestimate the addictive power of nicotine (the poor man's cocaine)
Nicotine's mood-altering effects are different by report: in particular it is both a stimulant and a relaxant. First causing a release of glucose from the liver and epinephrine(adrenaline) from the adrenal medulla, it causes stimulation. Users report feelings of relaxation, sharpness, calmness, and alertness. Like any stimulant, it may very rarely cause the often uncomfortable neuropsychiatric effect of akathisia. By reducing the appetite and raising the metabolism, some smokers may lose weight as a consequence.
When a cigarette is smoked, nicotine-rich blood passes from the lungs to the brain within seven seconds and immediately stimulates the release of many chemical messengers such as acetylcholine, norepinephrine, epinephrine, vasopressin, histamine, arginine, serotonin, dopamine, autocrine agents, and beta-endorphin. This release of neurotransmitters and hormones is responsible for most of nicotine's effects. Nicotine appears to enhance concentration and memory due to the increase of acetylcholine. It also appears to enhance alertness due to the increases of acetylcholine and norepinephrine. Arousal is increased by the increase of norepinephrine. Pain is reduced by the increases of acetylcholine and beta-endorphin. Anxiety is reduced by the increase of beta-endorphin. Nicotine also extends the duration of positive effects of dopamine and increases sensitivity in brain reward systems. Most cigarettes (in the smoke inhaled) contain 1 to 3 milligrams of nicotine.
Research suggests that, when smokers wish to achieve a stimulating effect, they take short quick puffs, which produce a low level of blood nicotine. This stimulates nerve transmission. When they wish to relax, they take deep puffs, which produce a high level of blood nicotine, which depresses the passage of nerve impulses, producing a mild sedative effect.
First, the requisite vocabulary:
premise; conclusion; deduction; induction; validity
Let's begin with deduction, the simplest form of logic:
premise1: n 0
premise2: n+1 n
Conclusion: n+1 0
The logical conclusion is irrefutable.
What is interesting about deductive-based reasoning is that all premises need to be 100% true; otherwise the result is a paradox. As a corollary, any deductive argument is necessarily either 100% true or not; there is no middle ground.
On the other hand, inductive arguments are based on summary case evidence. By its very nature, inductive logic cannot ever prove anything with 100% certainty. Which explains the following weasel/conservative reasoning that has been adopted by conservatives and intellectual cowards in the "news" media:
premise1: 99.99% scientists agree that global warming exists
premise2: 99.95% scientists agree that human industry is the cause of global warming
Conclusion: still room for doubt! both sides should have equal weight!
First of all, crazyrodent's post is a copy&paste job from a Breitbart article.
What's more interesting is the fact that nobody is remarking that despite self-promoting itself as the global leader in FREEDOM, the US has always ranked pretty lousy in this annual study (World Press Freedom Index).
Please note that years cited refer to the year of published findings, not the actual year measured - there is a lag of 1 year; i.e. 2014 reflects 2013 data, etc.
2011: (for unknown reasons, the report released in 2012 aggregates results from 2011 and 2012)
"The 2014 World Press Freedom Index spotlights the negative impact of conflicts on freedom of information and its protagonists. The ranking of some countries has also been affected by a tendency to interpret national security needs in an overly broad and abusive manner to the detriment of the right to inform and be informed. This trend constitutes a growing threat worldwide and is even endangering freedom of information in countries regarded as democracies. Finland tops the index for the fourth year running, closely followed by Netherlands and Norway, like last year. At the other end of the index, the last three positions are again held by Turkmenistan, North Korea and Eritrea, three countries where freedom of information is non-existent. "
I would be among the first to criticize the Obama administration for its lousy policies toward the press. They have a bad record. Obama's campaign promises of greater transparency in government are at this point an absurd joke, especially given what we now know (thanks to Edward Snowden) about the NSA's blantantly unconstitutional data-gathering policies & procedures. But what is also worth noting is that these policies were implemented under Dumbya and greenlighted by a Republican Congress.
Machete!! oh hellz yeah
protagonizada por Danny "Machete" Trejo como un medio rudo y sólo tan gay como un Terminator
"Yesterday He Was a Decent Man Living a Decent Life. Now He is a Brutal Savage Who Must Slaughter to Stay Alive."
"After being set-up and betrayed by the man who hired him to assassinate a Texas Senator [LOL], an ex-Federale launches a brutal rampage of revenge against his former boss."
Plot with details:
"The story revolves around Machete Cortez (Danny Trejo), a former Mexican Federale. The film opens in Mexico with Machete and his younger partner on a mission to rescue a kidnapped girl (Mayra J. Leal). During the operation his partner is killed, the kidnapped girl stabs him before being killed herself and he is betrayed by his corrupt Chief to the powerful drug lord, Rogelio Torrez (Steven Seagal) who kills Machete's wife and implies that he will kill his daughter, before leaving him for dead.
"Three years later, a down-and-out Machete roams Texas, scraping by on yard work. Michael Booth (Jeff Fahey), a local businessman and spin doctor, explains to Machete that corrupt Texas State Senator John McLaughlin (Robert De Niro) is sending hundreds of illegal immigrants out of the country. In order to stop this, Booth offers Machete $150,000 to kill McLaughlin. Machete accepts the murder contract after Booth threatens to kill him if he does not.
"Machete trains a rifle on McLaughlin from a rooftop during a rally, but before he fires he sees one of Booth's henchmen aiming at him. The henchman shoots Machete in the shoulder and then shoots McLaughlin in the leg. It is revealed that Booth orchestrated the attempted assassination as part of a false flag operation to gain public support for McLaughlin's secure border campaign. By setting up Machete as the gunman, the conspirators make it appear that an outlaw illegal Mexican immigrant has tried to assassinate the senator, who is known for his tough stance on illegal immigration."
Good luck with that.
Obama won't ever be impeached; indeed, even if a bill of impeaching Obama ever makes it way into the House, I guarantee neither Cantor nor Boehner will bring it to the floor.
Even if Republicans keep the House and win a majority in the Senate, its not going to happen.
But let's pretend it does, and that Obama is successfully impeached and removed from office. Then what?
First of all: President Biden!
Second, (via Amendment 25) President Biden can nominate anyone to VP; however, whoever he nominates must be confirmed by both chambers of Congress...meaning there would be no VP.
Basically impeaching Obama would amount to a short term victory that would completely destroy the the GOP's credibility as re all future elections. Even the always-compliant and generally useless US press corps would have difficulty selling an Obama impeachment to the lowest informed voter (yes, including Faux News and its 68/white/male demographic) as anything other than rabid hatred of a black Democrat in the White House.