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kcf_07757 26 posts  |  Last Activity: Aug 23, 2015 5:18 PM Member since: Apr 18, 2008
  • kcf_07757 kcf_07757 Aug 23, 2015 5:18 PM Flag

    Sure would be nice if you had some proof of what you claim.... Cause I follow politics pretty closely and never saw that - at all.

    In fact the only thing I have seen in the last decade was when Bush Jr took N Korea off the terrorist list ---because they thought they were close to a deal with them and needed a hook to get the Kim regime to sign up... Didn`t work.. Which is why Obama wants the N Koreans back on that list.

  • kcf_07757 kcf_07757 Aug 23, 2015 5:12 PM Flag

    Like Ross Perot ... Trump states that the trade agreements we have signed have caused a lost of jobs here in the USA... NAFTA especially hurt us in his eyes as CEO`s can move over the border -dumping American workers for cheap Mexican workers- that our government has to than supply with unemployment, welfare, etc... and which undermines the buying power of the consumer base of our economy.... since the millions who have lost jobs have a tough time finding similar paying jobs since manufacturing is moving offshore or to Mexico...

    No penalty for US companies leaving, and no tariffs when they sell the same product they made here back to us....

    *** Think about it !!!! Back in the 1980`s the talk among the states was that companies were moving to the southern states for lack of labor laws and that northern states were losing jobs and taxes, which undermined what they could supply regarding services to their people...

    We all laughed at that and said to bad--- BUT--- that money (taxes, etc) stayed within the bounderies of the USA and even though where it was coming from shifted from the north to the south it was still money that stayed and benefited Americans....

    But since NAfTA --- everything shifted in that jobs no longer shifted from north to south or even from south to west --- but now shifted from all over the USA (and even servicing jobs) to be based out of Mexico --- meaning that we have lost not only worker`s incomes and their taxes, but have undermined the services that all government entities supply from the local towns up to the State level --and on an even broader level the national government...

    Add to that that the treat of moving their jobs to mexico should workers demand more money --- has kept the raise in workers salaries stagnant for decades -- which is why we see such a huge disparity between managment salaries and their workers... Look at the multiplying effect of that wage stagnation over decades - results in 2008 subprime crash.

  • kcf_07757 kcf_07757 Aug 18, 2015 12:16 AM Flag

    Republican Primary = the original Circle Jerk...and they all get smooggeed...

    I said it after the 2012 elections... the GOP is loaded with crazies... the moderates no longer exist in the GOP... Which means that the GOP will have to lose at least 3 Presidential election cycles before they can wipe out the nut jobs in the party who are radicalizing them... --- or maybe they`re really dumb and it might take 4-5 losing Presidential elections to do the job...

    The interesting thing is in 2010 the Hispanic birth rate in the USA out numbered the white birth rate for the first time in our history... 3 Pres. Elections would make those kids very young teens... 4 Presidential elections would almost make them voting age.... Which means the Republican Party is staring down the barrel of a population change that they won`t control... and a lot of the old whites will be gone...

    Which also tells me that for the next 5 Presidential elections the Repubs are going to have to cheat likeHell to get ahead.

  • kcf_07757 kcf_07757 Aug 16, 2015 5:24 PM Flag

    Regarding Trump wanting a single payer healthcare --- 2 weeks ago when asked during a news conference about what he thought about Obamacare -- he stated that it was a mess and he would put in something better... He than stated that it didn`t go far enough which is why it was a mess (leaves 30 million uncovered - if it works perfectly !!!) and that the system they use in Scotland was the model he liked --- He owns golf coarses in Scotland so he knows first hand how their labor laws/ benefit laws operate--- which is a single payer government program... -- That is the opposite of what the GOP is pushing- which is the old status quo pre Obamacare that left 50 million Americans uncovered and a large number of hospitals close to bankruptcy...

    As for NAFTA --- he`s said a number of times that Mexico is taking away US jobs, that it`s government is corrupt -- all of which is true.... and the same will be happening with the TPP that Obama is trying to pass..( look up ProPublica- `` NAFTA 20 years later `` to read about how the legal frame work passed in NAFTA ties the USA to non-US judicial tribunals to oversee lawsuits bought by Canadian/Mexican companies if they desire.... In fact this afternoon on the internet there`s a story how TransCanada`s Sr managment is looking at bringing a law suit under NAFTA against the USA if Obama doesn`t pass the Keystone Pipeline .... which would take it out of the US court system and out of American hands...

  • kcf_07757 kcf_07757 Aug 16, 2015 5:04 PM Flag

    Bernie and Trump are actually targeting the same problems....

    Both want single payer healthcare, both want higher taxes on the rich, both want stronger banking laws-(Trump said he`s a big supporter of ex Fed Reserve Head Paul Volcker- Volcker wants Glass STegal bought back and the big 5 banks broken up) , both Bernie and Trump are against NAFTA and the TPP - as being American job killers, etc, etc....

    As for immigration --- Trump wants an increase in `legal` immigrants --- Even Bernie wants that.... the problem is what to do about the 12 million illegals that came in during the 2000 - 2006 time period under Bush Admin... Trump says send them back and have them go through the legal process to come back... Also Trump wants to complete the border fence... The truth is 1/3rd of the illegals returned to Mexico by 2010 due to lack of jobs in USA--- which means something that the Republicans will not like to hear --- And that is --- take away the enticement of jobs to illegals by cracking down on business owners who hire them here... Current laws overseeing business hiring illegals are a joke--- how many businesses have you heard about in the last 20 yrs that got busted for that !!!!

    The problem with both groups that back Bernie and Trump is that they are polarized and have blinders on --and not able to see or understand what the other is saying ---- Combine those 2 groups and you have a powerhouse of a 3 rd party in the ;USA.... Something that the Repubs and Dems would be afraid of... and which their news media`s that support them will never let the public see or understand how closely aligned those 2 are...

  • kcf_07757 kcf_07757 Aug 16, 2015 4:35 PM Flag

    Iraqi government refused to extend legal protection to US troops after that Bush Admin approved cut off date...

    Which would have put any soldier, pilot, contractor after that at the mercy of Iraqi law -without US protection... ---- Only an Idiot President would leave US forces in a country under that situation ... Which is why Obama finally threw in the towel and pull US troops out...

    And guess what --- the current Iraqi PM and their legislature has as of last week found the prior PM - al Malaki --- at fault for the spread of ISIS in Mosul .. and has recommended that he and his admin be bought before the courts...

    The ONLY way any American President (no matter Repub or Dem) could have kept troops in Iraqi after that cut off date -- would be if he intended to take over the country and appointed an interim dictatorship ( or however you would call a puppet government)...

    --- What we are seeing now is a Republican re-write of Iraqi war history...just like we saw with Vietnam -- where they claimed we should have stayed longer and we could have won ... ( at what costs, for what reason etc) --(Vietnam fought China for 3 yrs after the USA pulled out -- so our Domino theory was wrong... cause it was a Civil war) -- and what is Iraq --- It`s a Civil/ Religious war among #$%$s and Sunni Muslims and who has power...

    As to ISIS --- the leadership is made up indepth of Saddams ex-military leadership (Sunni)... While the Iraqi government is now dominated by the Shi ittes... And ... in the bigger picture of the MidEast --- the #$%$ countries of Iran, Syria, Lebanon now back the Iraqi Government in it`s fight with ISIS, which means the Iranians are supporting US efforts against ISIS.... which puts the US at odds with it`s oil allies the Saudis, Kuwaites, UAE, etc, .... who are against #$%$s in general on religious grounds, etc...

    Which is a situation that Bush/Cheney bought about by opening the Pandora`s Box when they Shocked and Awed Saddam out of power.

  • Well .... ya ain`t gonna hear this on Fox....

    ost exactly two years ago, then-House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) insisted that members of Congress should be “focused on trying to deal with the ultimate problem, which is this growing deficit.”

    Even at the time, Cantor’s rhetoric didn’t make any sense – the deficit was shrinking quickly, not growing. Two years later, however, it’s almost amusing to realize how little we’ve heard about the deficit lately. The Hill reported the other day on the latest CBO projections:

    The budget deficit for 2015 is expected to drop to roughly $425 billion, according to a report released Friday by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO).

    That’s down from the $486 billion the CBO projected in March. If it drops to $425 billion by the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30, it would be a seven-year low for the government’s annual budget shortfalls.

    I looked for press releases from the “Obama is turning us into Greece!” crowd, eager to see them celebrate President Obama’s striking record on deficit reduction, but so far, nothing has turned up. Maybe they’re busy.

    And in practical terms, that’s a shame. The vast majority of Americans are absolutely certain – thanks to deceptive Republican rhetoric and unfortunate news coverage – that the deficit has soared in the Obama era. Late last year, a Bloomberg Politics Poll found that 73% of the public believes the deficit has gotten bigger over the last six years.

    -- The same tactic was used during the Clinton admin by the Republicans-- especially the talking heads on Fox, and Limbaugh, , etc.... --- Under the clinton admin the deficit was actually zeroed out... which caused Greenspan to publicly state that he was worried about the impact on the economy of having to eliminate the 30 yr bond that investor depended on... BUT.... if you listened to the news shows and saw what people were saying in the papers --- Americans believed that the economy back was bad.

  • kcf_07757 kcf_07757 Aug 9, 2015 6:06 PM Flag

    Better to be using those parts for scientific research than dumping em like your pushing... What a waste !!

  • kcf_07757 kcf_07757 Aug 9, 2015 6:02 PM Flag

    Yea.... I like what Bernie Sanders is saying.. There`s also somethings (but not many!) that I like that Rand Paul is saying and surprisingly a number of things that Trump is saying that I like too...

    The problem with the Republicans however is that I will not vote for another Republican again (I am an ex Repub 1972- 1996)... the reason why is that no matter how reasonable a GOP Presidential nominee might sound --he/she brings with them into office all the built in bureaucrats that worked under Bushjr... and I refuse to vote for anyone that could bring about that scenario again for the USA...

  • kcf_07757 kcf_07757 Aug 6, 2015 1:13 AM Flag

    She`s right... but since it`s still sensitive ... it should be handled with safeguarding standards...

  • kcf_07757 kcf_07757 Aug 2, 2015 1:53 PM Flag

    A h;uman with a shred of decency would have given a speech at that meeting every year of his life ...

  • kcf_07757 kcf_07757 Aug 2, 2015 1:52 PM Flag

    One thing Reagan did that was smart... was pull our guys out of Lebanon and not get stuck in the mideast mess like we are now thanks to Jr...

    As for the rest of the Reagan admin history --- I remember sitting in a dinner eating dinner and reading the paper about how the Republicans were calling for Carter`s head cause he wasn`t sending in troops to save the hostages.... I was 22 at the time and just couldn`t fathom how they could be so stupid as to demand that when we already were told that the hostages had been broken up into small groups and spread throughout Tehran- a city of 1 mill... A sure receipe for dead hostages and American troops... and my family were Republicans...

    That`s when I really started to look at politics and see what a lying, backstabbing profession it was...

    And when we later found out that the REagan team had been secretly dealing to exchange weapons for hostages --AFTER Reagan was elected --which meant it was to his benefit to have the Iranians stop /drag out negotiating with Carter so the press could beat up on the Carter track record prior to the voting... That really disgusted me toward politics....

    And when October 15, 1987 hit and the stock market crashed and we had the biggest recession since 1929 along with some of the biggest fraud busts since the TeaPot Dome scandal 100 yrs earlier... I really began to appreciate what a Krap fest politics was and started to question everything I heard from then on... And the Trickle Down Theory was exactly that --- take from the poor and middle class and give to the rich --- and they would let only a trickle flow back ... It was a #$%$ scam foisted on the American public by criminals... including the media that pushed it...

  • kcf_07757 kcf_07757 Jul 24, 2015 1:41 AM Flag

    Yup.... Same as Dubya`s record... in fact nearly a mirror image...

    Which means that whether a Dem or a Repub is in office now a days -- the result is still going to be boom in low paying jobs... Which doesn`t help the over all economy that much.

    What`s the difference between now and the 1980`s --- computers for sure....but also trade agreements with Mexico and China... The one country has a corrupt government and is riddled with drug cartels and the other government is out to rob the US blind until it can out pace it economically and militarily -- as proving by their efforts to push the bounders of their control in the S China Sea and their pegging the yuan to just below the dollar while they subsidize their home industries ....

    So here`s a brilliant idea that our Business leaders have pushed us into --- lets send all our manufacturing to these 2 countries and turn the USA into low rent slave labor by 2040....

    Ya know --- I think Trump isn`t serious about being President ... BUT... he makes perfect sense when he talks about trade with china and Mexico...

  • kcf_07757 kcf_07757 Jul 3, 2015 6:25 PM Flag

    Horse puky..... God doesn`t talk like that.... I talk with him every night and he tells me that he doesn`t care who marries whom... in fact he doesn`t care if whom marries a bunch of whoms... just as long as they take care of and respect each other...

    As for the guy who keeps sounding off in that bible.... God is #$%$ and intends to hunt him down and and give him agood working over for tricking the foolish into believing the krap he puts out.... I wouldn`t want to be in his sandals...

  • kcf_07757 kcf_07757 Jul 3, 2015 3:09 AM Flag

    Best thing is Seperation of Church and STate in the USA....
    As far as gay marriage --- gays are equal to every one else in the country.. pay taxes, fight in the services, etc... some are clowns but the bulk are low keyed and living normal lives as they go to work... Just like the rest of America...

    If the Church and religious people don`t like it --- than you have the right to not let them be married in your `Religion`.... but you don`t have the right to deny Americans the ability to marry and become `legal` in their country under your government... Their taxes support your medicare treatments... plus our war fighters, teachers, and government....

  • What the Supreme Court ruling did was more fundamental than most Americans understand...

    It preserved the division --set in the Constitution and designed by the Founding Fathers - between Church and State.

    In the eyes of the State.... all men and women are created equal and therefor have equal rights-- which includes the right of marriage to whom they please along with the legal rights that come with that.

    This decision leaves it up to the various Religions if they want to have these people `marry` in the boundaries of that individual religion`s laws....

    So if your an American ...... you should understand and appreciate what this Supreme Court did..

    If your an American BUT ... believe your religion over rides the state/ Constitution... Than your in the wrong country...

  • I read the first half of the Pope`s announcement on climate change today...

    It`s well put together and makes a cogent statement about where we are and what man`s responsibities are to this planet...

    And interesting statement it made was that unlike the natural system of growth, waste, recycle and growth again... the way we waste resources, etc is a `throw away mentality` ... something that works when there are few people on the earth but becomes a self fullfilling cycle of eventual death sprial when populations are in the billions ++++...

    IN other words we should strive more toward the natural cycle of growth than recycle, etc...

    Ultimately his statement (181 pages) is a spearhead pointed at how our society uses energy... which means it`s pointed directly at the fossil fuel industry - coal, oil, gas.... Which is the industry sector that is so big and politically powerful that it makes the banking sector look small...

    And for those Republicans who say the Pope isn`t a scientist and shouldn`t be poking his nose into this --- Well -- since he`s the Catholic`s God Rep on Earth and Shepard to the Flock and protector of the God made earth --- Than way the heck shouldn`t he address this topic???? Because it deeply effects his Flock -- as droughts, floods, heatwaves, unusual snow events, food shortages, water shortages etc -- hurt people...

    Besides the Vatican has the money to hire the best scientists, statistians, etc, etc to study these events --- Just like the Pentagon has unlimited funds at its disposal to do so (and the Pentagon has publically stated they see Climate Change as a major threat to the US )...

    I`m thinking Inhofe, Barton , and teh Repubs that keep telling us that it`s all lies and `up in the air`.... deserve a seat in a very hot place down below...

  • kcf_07757 kcf_07757 Jun 13, 2015 3:48 PM Flag

    Yea... no doubt they do love those tax breaks... and as long as the Repubs control the legislature they can gerrymander the krap out of the state and preserve those tax breaks for the `job creators`....

    Wonder when the business sector is going to catch on that less money for the vast bulk of the state population means --less demand to drive their economy... Seems very much like the chicken and the egg scenario of who comes first... If you don`t have both -- you get Zero....

    Which the Kansas economy is quickly starting to find out.. And they are finding out in a moderately growing economy now.... Wonder how their going to grow their way out of their problems if the economy takes a major step back --- something that is fairly cyclical in our economy... They just might default on their bonds and than they`ll look like Detroit ...that the Repubs so love to mock on ...

    Brownback and the Repubs have a failing plan -- in a slowly growing economy.... so they double down on their failure by raising the taxes on their poor and middle class... Hoping that their Trickle Down theories will finally work if given enough time....

    Big old Phqking Krap game they are playing with the lives of their neighbors....

    So with all the country`s eyes on Kansas --- who did the ultimate Republican wish of cutting taxes big time at the top ----- Where is Grover Norquist in the news on all of this!!!! That liitle nebish was all over the news back in 2000, 2004, 2010.... 2015?? No Grover!!! How brave of him :)

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    Conniving Ingrate!

    by sdmiller4747 Jun 9, 2015 5:33 PM
    kcf_07757 kcf_07757 Jun 10, 2015 12:20 AM Flag

    You could say the same about the subprime mortgage scandal.... most of the people didn`t realize they could have gone with cheaper loans, or that their financial situation really didn`t work, but the Loan Officer pushed it anyway...

    Which is exactly why Elizabeth Warren pushed for the Consumer Protection Bureau... to over see how these contracts are put together and presented.... --- If that organization does it`s job right --- we should see less of these massive scandals...

  • I look at the Republican field and just fall to my knees thanking G0d that we have had / have Republican primaries that let Americans see all the clowns in full buffoonery ....

    Just imagine if the GOP cuts back on that primary circus and only puts out a couple of fully controlled candidates / robots that we can`t get a good feel for who /what they are...

    Why under that scenario ---- we could have a Governor Brownback for President.... !!!!
    Instead of Kansas having that pleasure....

    At least lets hope Fox does the decent thing and cuts out the real ding bats.... But... based on the past record ---- Not likely...

    Hey --- and did you here Jeb over in Germany bashing Putin and his government as `corrupt, etc`... My guess is Putin is looking at Jeb and thinking ----`` Another Puking BUSH!!! ... He should talk...``

    An you got to love the way Jeb told the audience of foreign leaders that it was NATO that needs to confront Putin... Kinda hinting that the USA would be on the side lines, as if the USA was a disinterested party and not a founding member of NATO and it`s strongest backer/supplier... (and for you people that don`t know -- the USA was a founding member and in the first group of 12 countries that made up NATO)...

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