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kcf_07757 98 posts  |  Last Activity: 6 hours ago Member since: Apr 18, 2008
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    Mark Zuckerberg Of Facebook

    by sdmiller4747 Jul 22, 2014 12:19 PM
    kcf_07757 kcf_07757 6 hours ago Flag

    That`s the reason that Bush Jr let in 18 million illegals between 2000 and 2007... Instead of outsourcing jobs overseas for cheap labor.... He flipped it and ` In-sourced` the cheap labor instead...
    Surprisingly leaving the USA open to the very terroristAttacks that the public was being warned about via the light system his admin put into place...

    By 2004 Border Agents were warning about this as being dangerous to the security of the country after 911...
    From Vdare, June 14, 2004.
    In January, following President Bush`s amnesty announcements, the federal employee union leadership of the National Border Patrol Council blasted the Bush amnesty plan and predicted a rush for the border. They even blew the whistle on an internal gag order giving this warning to their Border Patrol agents:

    “Do not talk about amnesty, increase in apprehensions, or give comparisons of past immigration reform proposals. Do not provide statistics on apprehension spikes or past amnesty data.” “Border Agents Assail Bush`s Plan to Bring in Guest Workers,“ January 23, 2004., by Scott Gold and H.G. Reza, Los Angeles Times. [PDF] (Archived by National Border Patrol Council)

    Well, the DHS just released the apprehension spike data . . . and they even drew a picture of it too.

    So now it looks like Charlie Maxwell, a National Border Patrol Council union leader and senior Border Patrol agent in Brownville, Texas, has bragging rights based on what he told the Los Angeles Times on January 23, 2004.

    “The increase in numbers is going to be phenomenal,” Maxwell said.

    And it sure was!

  • kcf_07757 kcf_07757 Jul 21, 2014 12:16 PM Flag

    Yea... next he`ll be cutting cottonwood trees in Craw ford with Dubya.... like Bush did the whole month of August before 9 11.

  • kcf_07757 kcf_07757 Jul 21, 2014 12:14 PM Flag

    Great... Are you already to sign up to go to war with Russia ????

    Over territory that was for a few hundred years was part of old Russia and later Soviet Union.... If not .... than what Obama is doing is probably the only action available....

    Easy to be a great military genius from your couch.

  • Reply to

    reagan scandles

    by foo8675 Jul 20, 2014 10:17 AM
    kcf_07757 kcf_07757 Jul 21, 2014 12:08 PM Flag

    Last week Sen Eliz Warren -- jr member on the Senate Banking committee-- nailed Janet Yellen in her testimony before that committee because the Fed has been coddling the big bankers instead of busting them... --- the main topic she spoke about was the Treasury`s push to have the big banks have a `Break Up` plan should they fail .. so that the gov wouldn`t have to bail them out... a plan that has to be resubmitted every year and approved.

    Warren pointed out that JP MorganChase --- has supplied theirs each year and each year the Fed says it doesn`t meet the requirement and asks JP to redo it... this has been going on for the last 5 yrs... Warren reminded Yellen that the Fed was given a direct mandate to enforce that and was given strong legal remedies to use if it isn`t....

    Which is why the Bankers --- leave brown stains in their shorts every time they see Warren in the spotlight.... LOL...

  • kcf_07757 kcf_07757 Jul 21, 2014 3:03 AM Flag

    Regarding # 10... Healthcare for AFghani and Iraqi`s... NAFTA --which has helped gut this country of manufacturing jobs --- sandwiches the USA between 2 trading partners that both have National Healthcare Insurance for their citizens.... YET no media or politician speaks about it since the time NAFTA went into effect in 1993 till today.... Because the Repubs, conservatives, special interests, etc... has Americans believing it`s socialism ..... YET... It`s OK and good capitalistic way for American companies to tell us that high labor costs are driving them to Mexico.... When healthcare costs are listed as the top cost that companies here complain about regarding their employees...

    And any American CEO that doesn`t move to Mexico is an idiot since they will save million(s) of dollars in a decade by their being able to have the Mexican government supply their workers with National Health Insurance.....

    So all the conservatives, etc... calling National Healthcare -- or even the mild reform Obama put in place --- `Socialism`... and Anti-Capitalism .... Your#$%$ing killing this country with your stupidity... Cause Reagan admin proposed NAFTA, Bush Sr admin just missed passing it and Clinton finally did --- and neither Repub or Dem admin than or now --- told you the moutherFuking truth...

  • Reply to

    Californians now bathing in gray water.

    by no_hope_no_change Jul 19, 2014 5:05 PM
    kcf_07757 kcf_07757 Jul 21, 2014 2:47 AM Flag

    Unlike Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, etc.... California has a 840 miles of Pacific Ocean shoreline... and we have the tech to build massive desalination plants to purify salt water for drinking and farming...

    Basicly CA has the resource to be the Saudia Arabia of desalinated water for the Western states (water pipelines) ... if they finally get to the point that they decide And the Federal Gov decides... to really tackle the problem...

  • Reply to

    Californians now bathing in gray water.

    by no_hope_no_change Jul 19, 2014 5:05 PM
    kcf_07757 kcf_07757 Jul 21, 2014 2:41 AM Flag

    Of coarse it`s changed -- no scientist disputes that .... What they are saying is that humans have added so much pollution (CO2, etc) into the air that it`s created a heat trap bigger than any thing they have seen in recorded history... which is speeding up that change...faster and stronger than any previous record...

    Will earth survive --- sure it will. Humans and many other organisms -- not so sure 500 yrs out.....

    And some scientists are already saying that what ever we do now -- will be to little too late to have a major impact on stopping it or even slowing it.

    But if the race has to die out --- we lose nothing by trying... instead of laying down and giving up...

  • kcf_07757 kcf_07757 Jul 21, 2014 2:33 AM Flag

    You could be talking about Florida Repub Gov. Rick Scott --- look up his past as head of the country`s biggest health care company --- his firm under him paid the largest fine in that industry ever recorded -- fraud....

    Yet the Repubs love him ... idiots...

  • kcf_07757 kcf_07757 Jul 21, 2014 2:30 AM Flag

    My guess is that if Obama left him there .... your`s would be the first mouth yelling about leaving troops behind on the battle field...

    Besides pulling out of AFhganistan means that America has no legal standing to keep those guys in Gitmo pass 2015.... so you might as well trade them -- (or kill them)... But that`s too public.

  • kcf_07757 kcf_07757 Jul 21, 2014 2:24 AM Flag

    The moron is the person who thinks that that oil will go to Americans...

    And gas production is based on refiniers.... and since the late 1990`s much of the independent refiners that we had in this country have been bought out by the big players and either bought in house or phased out of production... Which means less competition and more control of product output...

    Something that Chevron and a number of other oil firms were fined for back in the 2002 period .. as sighted in the court docs --- `... manipulated and controlled to raise profit margin....`

  • kcf_07757 kcf_07757 Jul 21, 2014 2:16 AM Flag


    Hey look at you --- you can read.... but only the first half of the report on the south pole... Yep we had record snow fall and ice formation, BUT.. THEY ALSO HAD RECORD AMOUNTS OF BREAKING UP OF MAJOR ICE PACK THAT HOLDS BACK THE LAND BASED GLACIERS.... Both of which fits the models they have....

    Yea I know.... tough to keep 2 thoughts in your head at the same time....

  • kcf_07757 kcf_07757 Jul 17, 2014 6:21 PM Flag

    Next time a Dem runs for Governor against a Republican --- They should tell their audience that if they vote for the Repub --- they`ll get the Kansas result.....

  • kcf_07757 kcf_07757 Jul 17, 2014 11:55 AM Flag

    Now you know why the big banks and their paid for politicians are scared of this lady.....

    Doesn`t matter if your a Republican or a Democrat or from Mars.... This lady is out to protect America and Americans.... and if you don`t realize that than your a poor excuse as an informed voter....

  • If your an AMerican.... If your for a strong economy.... If your for protecting our citizens from big bank failures...

    Than watch Eliz Warren take Yellen and the Fed Reserve to task for a lack of balls ....

    Elizabeth Warren Destroys Janet Yellen Over JPMorgan's 'Living Will'

    Myles Udland

    Jul. 15, 2014, 1:28 PM


    elizabeth warren

    Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

    Elizabeth Warren just destroyed Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen over JPMorgan's "living will."

    In the Dodd-Frank Act, there is a provision, known as a living will, that must describe a company's strategy for, "rapid and orderly resolution in the event of material financial distress or failure of the company."

    This provision comes out of the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy, which triggered the financial crisis and took three years to resolve.

    Warren has some concerns regarding JPMorgan's living will, which she notes has been approved each of the last years.

    Compared to JPMorgan, Warren said Lehman was "tiny."

    Warren noted that at the time of its bankruptcy, Lehman had $639 billion in assets; today, JPMorgan has nearly $2.5 trillion in assets.

    Warren also said that Lehman had 209 subsidiaries when it failed; today, JPMorgan has 3,391 subsidiaries, or more than 15 times the number Lehman had when it went under.

    Before delivering the stat about how many subsidiaries JPMorgan has, Warren said, "I almost couldn't believe this when I read it."

    In response, Yellen said the Fed is continuing to work with firms to give them feedback regarding their plans, a response Warren wasn't thrilled with, asking Yellen, "[Has JPMorgan] ever gotten to a plan, which you can stay with a straight face, is credible?"

    Yellen's response: "I've understood this to be a process, these are extremely complex documents to produce. In our second round of submission, we're looking at plans that run into tens of thousands of pages."

    This didn't really cut it with Warren either. As the most junior member of the Senate Banking Committee, Warren asked Yellen questions last, and was left to conclude with:

    "I think the language in the [Dodd-Frank] statute is pretty clear. That you are required, that the Fed is required to call it every year on whether these institutions have a credible plan. And I remind you, there are vey effective tools that you can use if those plans are not credible. Including, forcing these financial institutions to simplify their structure, or forcing them to liquidate some of their assets. In other words, break them up."

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  • kcf_07757 kcf_07757 Jul 16, 2014 12:50 PM Flag

    I agree with you Labcorp...pos...

    Right now the hispanic vote is a political football being kicked back and forth... If you need more immigrants -- increase the quota and check their background --- and do it legally...

    As it was --- that vast wave that came here during the Bush years I believe artificially threw off the Fed Reserves statistics that Greenspan kept telling us didn`t show any inflationary pressures --- 18 million illegals would probably keep wages vs prices stats --- from showing and upward move... but that was a one time move that occurred because Bush wanted to expand the cheap labor force for the business sector... But if it did cause that to occur --- than the outcome pushed Greenspan to keep rates lower than he should have -- and for which a number of his Fed Regional Presidents were warning against -- which helped extend the Real Estate Bubble ,.. add the Bush/Republican push to deregulate (SEC, etc) and the fact that 2000 FBI agents who were in the white collar criminal section overseeing bank, mortgage, wall st fraud, etc... got shifted to the terrorist unit after 9/11... and were not replaced due to Bush`s push to keep a cap on government hiring --- means that the financial sector was ripe for being ripped off.... And was... And nearly took us down...

  • kcf_07757 kcf_07757 Jul 16, 2014 12:35 PM Flag

    But the border fence pushed by the Repubs is a waste--- we have a longer border with Canada and don`t have a problem.... After 2011 it was noted that roughly 1/3rd + of the 18 mil illegals that came here during the Bush admin had re-migrated back to Mexico, etc... due to lack of jobs during the economic crisis here... Which means that it`s not the fence that stops illegals -- it`s lack of the ability to get work in the USA... Which means if you want to stop the illegal wave you enforce laws that stop business owners from hiring them and paying them under the table....

    That however is something that cuts deeply into campaign contributions from the business sector to politicians...

  • kcf_07757 kcf_07757 Jul 16, 2014 12:30 PM Flag

    In April 2004 -- Tom Tancredo - the Colorado Republican Congressman who was constantly in the news back than warning of illegals was quoted by his local paper ... `....Tue, 04/06/2004 - 11:57 · Importance: 1
    "Tancredo Pleads With Bush to Reverse Amnesty Plan as Illegal Immigration Spikes"

    From this:

    Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-CO) pointed to illegal immigrant apprehension rates by the U.S. Border Patrol for 2004 on Monday as evidence that President George W. Bush's temporary worker policy has not lowered illegal immigration, but has rather increased it dramatically.

    "I hate to say this to the president, but I told you so," Tancredo exclaimed.

    Tancredo, who serves as the chairman of the Immigration Reform Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives, has been adamantly opposed to the Bush "guest worker" plan from the beginning. `

    The Judicial Watch reports also states that they found that the Bush admin 3 weeks after the survey was authorized and some of the findings were in -- that the admin ordered the Border Patrol to stop it and not give a statement regarding it... This occured after the results were leaked to a reporter....

    There was also a quote in the Judical Watch report by Border agent stating that they were worried (this was in 2005- After 9/11) that the illegal wave could harbor terrorists groups... (at the time Hamas had ties to the large Lebanese population that had immigrated to the border region in Paraguay)... It was also at the same time that the USA had started their light warning system for the public regarding terrorist warnings...

    Democrats and a black caucus were complaining at the time to the Admin because the illegals were taking away poor working American`s jobs... Dems later when they couldn`t stop it turned the tables and pursued the illegals as potential fodder for the Hispanic vote that earlier backed Spanish speaking Bush...

  • kcf_07757 kcf_07757 Jul 16, 2014 12:09 PM Flag

    The Bush/cheney admin between 2000 and 2007 let in 12 million illegals -- that`s the government`s official number for those years --- meanwhile some border patrol people said it was closer to 20 mil, while a Goldman Sachs study said it was closer to 18 million...

    The Chamber of Commerce (major business lobby) supported business requests for more immigrants due the aging of the US population going forward (at least that was their reason)... Mort Zuckerman - the billionaire editor of US NEWS & WORLD Report while on the Sunday political show - The MacGlocken (?) Report- backed the increase in illegals to the USA as a way to increase the labor force due to Americans aging..

    On May 16, 2004 the LA Times printed an article - ` Border Agents Warn of Influx`.. Based on reports from rank and file Border Agents who saw the Bush proposed Illegal to citizen pathway proposal as being misinterpreted in Central America and Mexico and causing a massive influx of illegals to take advantage of it... From the article - ``...Top Border Patrol officials point out that illegal immigration was increasing before Bush's announcement. Detentions rose 6.4% from January 2003 to January 2004. But as word of Bush's proposal and rumors of amnesty spread, apprehensions jumped rapidly -- by 14.2% in February, 57.5% in March and 79.6% in April...``

    The politically conservative `Judicial Watch` oversight group founded by Larry Klayman --which hounded the Clinton Admin with 18 law suits... Used a Freedom of Information act to get the Border Patrol survey of illegals that the Bush Admin had ordered ---
    The results were - `..The key findings from the survey:

    1. President Bush's proposal lured greater numbers of illegal immigrants to violate the law. Approximately 45% of respondents crossed illegally based upon rumors of a Bush amnesty program.

    2. Approximately 63% of the illegal aliens surveyed received Mexican government or media information supporting the notion of a Bush administration amnesty program.

    3. When asked if they would seek amnesty if offered, 80% of apprehended illegal immigrants answered, "yes."

    JW also obtained a memo entitled "White House Approved Talking Points":

    [It] instructs Border Patrol agents to withhold information about the negative impact of the president's proposal. "Do not talk about amnesty, increase in apprehensions, or give comparisons of past immigration reform proposals... Do not provide statistics on apprehension spikes or past amnesty data..."

  • kcf_07757 kcf_07757 Jul 8, 2014 1:00 PM Flag

    Was that job growth in the first 6 yrs of his Presidency or in the last 2 yrs when his economy collapsed with a $500 Billion deficit and 1100 banks closing plus a new Fed agency -- RTC-- had to be developed to handle all the foreclosed bank properties....

    If I remember right most of that job growth was in the sectors that feed off the interest rates -- ie: construction, finance, etc, ... as well as his massive spending on the defense sector and all their subsidaries...

    Which means --- his was an economy that was a mirror image of Bush Jr`s in his first 6 yrs and nearly as bad in the last 2 yrs of his 8 in office.... Which is something that you Republicans ( and I was one for 28 yrs) don`t appreciate or either ignore.... to your own fantasy...

    We`ve had 32 yrs since Reagan took office --- which spans 20 yrs of Republican White House control and now 14 yrs of Democratic White house control .... and of those yrs --- the 2 Repub periods of Reagan and Bush Jr with 8 yrs each has seen both their policies suffer Major economic Crisis by the middle of their 7th yr... Reagan`s was termed the Great Recession (worst since 1929 to that point) and Bush`s is now by many economists being acknowledged as a Depression...with consequences worst than REagans crisis...

    So as far as job creation --- cheap money policies, and lax lending oversight (don`t forget Reagan also cut enforcment of the banks) always leads to large hiring in the building trades and banking/finance... add to that large scale hiring in defense -- none of which really gives us quality jobs ... and all of which usually goes away when the house of cards collapses..

  • Reply to

    The scandal of fiddled global warming data

    by mikeymoe2 Jun 23, 2014 9:52 AM
    kcf_07757 kcf_07757 Jun 24, 2014 10:01 PM Flag

    Yea... maybe, maybe not.... all I know is I could drive my jeep on the river in back of our house when I moved there in the late 1970`s.... but haven`t been able to do that since 1988 when I and my neighbors had to close down our local ice boat club....

    I also know that the good old Kentucky Blue Grass that we always seeded our lawns with ... since the late 1980`s has now been overseeded with rye -- cause it grows better in the higher temperatures during the summers....

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