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kcf_07757 101 posts  |  Last Activity: Feb 25, 2015 3:40 PM Member since: Apr 18, 2008
  • kcf_07757 kcf_07757 Feb 25, 2015 3:40 PM Flag

    Here we are in the begning of his 7th yr in office and you`re still crying about THAT ???

  • kcf_07757 kcf_07757 Feb 25, 2015 3:37 PM Flag

    Please post that poll....because I`ve never seen any poll that states that....

    And why would REagan be tied at first when his last 2 yrs in office saw the Greatest REcession since 1920 where 1100 banks had to be shut or forced to merge.... That makes no sense that an unbiased voter would place any President who had that track record that high in a poll.

  • kcf_07757 kcf_07757 Feb 25, 2015 3:30 PM Flag

    Yup.... but you forgot to mention that they also built it on the backs of a lot of slaves and indentured servants....

    By 1850 the value of all the slaves in the USA totaled greater than the entire wealth of all the northern states combined..

    2 yrs ago I did a tour of a deep south southern city noted for it`s cotton production back than.. As we went pass the old Bank... the tour guide explained that there were jail cells with chains on the walls in the basement. The reason was -- the planters would turn over slaves to the bank as collateral against their loans. If the bank doesn`t get repaid .. they keep the slaves and sell them off to recoup their lost...

  • kcf_07757 kcf_07757 Feb 25, 2015 3:21 PM Flag

    ...`... Obama purposely tanked the market... `

    Well.... we finally meet a real live adult that was born yesterday...

    Cause a fully mature adult would remember it was Bush and Paulson who were running around when that market finally crashed in Oct 2008...

  • kcf_07757 kcf_07757 Feb 25, 2015 3:15 PM Flag

    I`m not a fan of Walker... but regarding colleges... Does Football have to be a multi-million dollar college sport. Do you need gyms on campus``s that any dictator would be proud to have in his palace...

    I know that we want to create a `school spirit` in these institutions but ... I think this stuff has gone over board.

    I moved from the NE to the deep south and the state I`m in has no professional sports teams.. so the state sinks millions into these sports via their colleges... much like the old Romans spending money on the Colissum... to entertain the masses... The school my son went to has a bigger football stadium than the one the Giants football team had back in NJ.... and this school`s stadium isn`t the largest in the SE...

    Considering the costs of getting a college education today --- it`s not a wonder that kids are graduating with loan debt the size of home mortgages --- before they have a job...

    Honestly -- the whole system has to be re vamped... because it`s damaging the country.... as it`s become a huge money pit and prevents alot of smart kids from even going for a higher education...

  • Reply to

    Markets set to close at RECORD HIGHS

    by eddiebrown308 Feb 20, 2015 3:34 PM
    kcf_07757 kcf_07757 Feb 20, 2015 4:29 PM Flag

    According to Republicans ---- This doesn`t count.....

    Just like thousands of scientists around the globe warning of climate change damage doesn`t count.

    Just like the Reagan & Bush jr economies proved that Supplied Side Economics doesn`t work...

    Just like Obama`s unemployment numbers dropping from a high of 9.8% down to below 6% dosen`t count...

    Just like they tell us Evolution doesn`t count...

    Nothing counts ---- even if the science and the numbers are there to support it.... --- If it doesn`t fit their fantasies...

  • kcf_07757 kcf_07757 Feb 18, 2015 4:56 PM Flag

    DamYahoo..... I wanted to vote a thumbs up on this post at least another few times....

  • kcf_07757 kcf_07757 Feb 17, 2015 10:55 PM Flag

    Eat much road kill ???

  • Reply to

    "We Can't Kill Our Way Out of This War??????"

    by haleakala88 Feb 17, 2015 9:03 PM
    kcf_07757 kcf_07757 Feb 17, 2015 10:51 PM Flag

    Looks more like a fundamentalist religious revivalism being fought by one sect of fanatical muslims against another sect, as well as christians etc.....

    The question is who do you bomb --- ISIS is Sunni fanatics.... they`ve sworn death to the Iranians (shiitteess) and Christians and any other non-muslim Sunnis.... plus the same death threat against the Saudi Royals (government) as well as the other Sunni countries if they don`t recognize their Caliphate....

    And we want to put lilly white, Christian American soldiers in the middle of this !!!!!!! LOL...

    You know --- Saddam killed these guys when he got them in his hands.... and so did Murbark......

  • kcf_07757 kcf_07757 Feb 17, 2015 10:41 PM Flag

    LOL... almost choked on my pretzel....

  • kcf_07757 kcf_07757 Feb 17, 2015 10:39 PM Flag

    If you notice --- the BP CEO just threw the coal industry under the bus.... Which means as more of the oil firms abandon the anti climate change propaganda.... and start to admit it that they`ll be lining up to try and buy more into the alternative energies fields to augment their energy empires...

    Im thinking the Kochs are gonna krap a big one when they see that article...

    Hope Inhofe does the same...

  • OMG.... All you MotherFriggin AHoes who have been telling us Climate Change is a hoax and blah, blah, blah... can now officially shove it....

    Christian Science Monitor, Feb 17, 2015 `.... BP`s two word fix for climate change....`

    ...`Global carbon emissions will continue to rise roughly 1 percent each year through 2035, according to a report released Tuesday by London-based BP, one of the world's six oil-and-gas supermajors. That puts emissions growth on a path that would be "materially higher" than what most scientists say is necessary to keep global warming within 2 degrees C. In other words, if the world continues to burn fossil fuels at its current rate, Earth's average temperature will rise higher than what most scientists regard as safe levels.

    In its report, BP lays out a variety of ways policymakers and businesses could prevent that from happening, including boosting renewable energy production, limiting carbon-heavy coal use, and making energy systems more efficient. It concludes that no one approach will be enough to meet emissions reductions goals, but offers a simple idea that would help guide efforts: carbon pricing.
    Recommended: Climate change: Is your opinion informed by science? Take our quiz!

    "History has shown the power of market forces in making economies less energy intensive as people have found more efficient ways to use energy," BP chief executive Bob Dudley said in prepared remarks Tuesday. "A global carbon price would help to unleash market forces and provide the right incentives for everyone to play their part." ...

    THAT MAKES THE PENTAGON, THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY, THE WORLD BANK, THE UN, OCCIDENTAL OIL, now BP OIL, EVERY INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE ORGANIZATION, ETC, ETC..... BACKING THE DANGERS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ... and even thought that article didn`t say that the CEO of BP believed it was speeding up due to man --- the fact that his scientists are telling him that it`s going to go into the danger zone for life on earth does.

  • Reply to

    Canadian Dollar in a Meltdown

    by prolific_gold Feb 13, 2015 11:41 PM
    kcf_07757 kcf_07757 Feb 14, 2015 2:15 PM Flag

    Their healthcare system has been in effect for years -- which means you would have seen this problem some time ago if that was the cause....

    But since Canada is a heavily resource based economy -- the drop in oil prices effects their Loonie ... just like it effects every other country that has a heavy reliance on oil -- Brazil, Mexico, etc, etc, ....

    if your going to post krap... at least try to have it make sense...

  • Reply to

    obamaX admin is turning the screws on BP just

    by den56kk Feb 13, 2015 4:42 PM
    kcf_07757 kcf_07757 Feb 13, 2015 4:48 PM Flag

    Guess your not a fan of eating oysters and shrimp from the Gulf... finest food there is... until BP blew up their rig and covered the bottom with oil sludge covered in cancer causing chemicals....

    By the way ...2 weeks ago scientists announced that they were able to locate large areas of that chemical/sludge that was previously unknown...

    AND.. 2 months before that find... BP had asked the courts for a reduction in their fine.... LOL....

  • kcf_07757 kcf_07757 Feb 13, 2015 4:36 PM Flag

    Blanket statement .... Canada announced in 2013 that their middle class was now RICHER than America`s middle class....

    wonder if your smart enough to realize that your wrong ?

  • kcf_07757 kcf_07757 Feb 13, 2015 1:45 PM Flag

    You seem to have missed the point of my post on NAFTA..... CAuse whether you like Single Payer or not.... by ignoring the effects of the jobs killing aspects of our current system even with the Obamacare reform --- We are hurting our growth and stability....

    And who wrote NAFTA ??? -- The big conglomerates and than lobbied for it via Reagan and Bush Sr Administrations -- finally getting what they wanted via Clinton siging it in his first year in office.... At that time it was only Canada that had Single Payer but our salaries were close enough that the move over that border wasn`t a major rush.... Mexico had a system that was similar to ours up to 2003 when they too decided that Single payer would cover more of their population and also help make them more attractive to transplant companies...

    Whether you like it or not... Whether you think it`s political or not.... Whether you think it`s a socialist idea or not..... THE FACT IS THAT TRADE PARTNERS WITH SINGLE PAYER HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS VS.. AMERICA`S CORPORATION BASED HEALTHCARE INSURANCE DELIVERY SYSTEM == IS A MAJOR FACTOR IN A TRADE WAR BETWEEN CANADA, MEXICO AND THE USA.... AND WE ARE BLEEDING JOBS DUE TO IT...

    So... do you just ignore that FACT... sweep it under the rug ... go about beating your chest telling everyone it`s your Freedom at risk (??) ... Or do you man up to the situation and tackle it head on...

  • kcf_07757 kcf_07757 Feb 13, 2015 1:24 PM Flag

    Corporations in the USA are in a major bind due to NAFTA.... which sandwiches them between 2 major trade partners --BOTH OF WHOM HAVE NATIONAL HEALTHCARE..... Which means that corporations that are based in those countries --- Don`t have to worry about health benes for their work force -- don`t have to spend the time and money supplyin it and supporting staff that is devoted to it....

    What does that mean --- It means that any corporation based in Canada or Mexico can put out a product cheaper than their American competitor and -- they can sell that product in America to Americans... without a raise in tariffs, etc to balance out the differences....

    What`s the effect ---- The effect is forcing our corporations to be the main suppliers of healthcare insurance for Americans .... pushes them to move over the border and fire their American labor force... When a CEO considers the costs savings from that move over a 5, 10, 20, 30 yr time frame the savings to his company is massive....

    What`s the effect on America ---- It`s one of the causes of a continual loss of American jobs from this country... Which helps to undermine our economy, our society and our defense... AND helps to create a widening gap between our rich and our growing poor sector...

  • This was on the Ed Schultz show with Sen Jim McDermot of Wash State...

    Ed Schultz asked Congressman Jim McDermott (D-WA) whether the Republican bill to redefine full-time work in the eyes of the Affordable Care Act to a 40-hour week would have a severe impact. McDermott's answer was thoughtful and reflected what many feel will be Obamacare's ultimate great outcome.

    "Well I think if you take in the big picture, Ed, this is in the longterm good for us. Because they are driving us towards single payer. Employers are trying to get out of participating in the employer mandate. They don't want to provide for their employees if they can get out of it. So they are all playing all sorts of games. And ultimately this 40-hour week thing means everybody—people are working 38 hours or 35 hours—they are not going to have to offer them health insurance either. They will come in to the subsidized exchanges and be a part of the federal system. I think we are moving to a system where business is trying to offload their responsibility for the health of their workers."

    Ed Schultz responded that companies are racing to the bottom for taking advantage of Obamacare in some states even as they attempt to stymie their responsibilities under Obamacare.

    Jim McDermott then got to the core of the issue. "I really think that the whole question here of whether we are going to have 40-hour weeks is whether the employers want to give health insurance to their workers or not. In my view they don't," McDermott said. "We are talking about middle-class folks who are working 24 hours a week in two different jobs to hold on to their house and their family and their education. They are struggling like mad. And we are not getting any help from the Republicans."

    That last sentence from Rep. McDermott is important. When you hear many falsely criticize Obamacare for creating a part-time economy or that the Obama job market is full of the underemployed, remember that last statement. Irresponsible employe

  • Americans can`t thank the GOP for helping turn the economy around .... no matter what McConnell tries to tell the press.... When Obama took office his first day consisted of overseeing 2 foreign wars, a massively collapsing US economy, rapidly increasing unemployment numbers, collapsing consumer spending and business sector spending, possible lost of the US auto manufacturing industry and 1,000s more job loses...
    possible 2d Great Depression scenario....

    And what did the GOP do ??? Road blocks as far as the eye could see.... and smiling GOP faces thinking they would create a mash up and than pick up the pieces... while telling us with a straight face .` told you so..`

    Instead we get this :

    Friday brought mighty good news to all Americans, with special kudos to Democrats, and the Obama administration. The new job report claims employers have added a plethora of jobs. And wages have increased to a six year high. Here are some of the figures reported by AP Economics Writer Christopher S. Rugaber in the The Boston Globe.

    Jobs:

    In January, 257,000 jobs were added.
    In December, 329,000 jobs were added.
    In November 423,000 jobs were added. (the most in 17 years)

    At the start of the year, 20 states raised their minimum wages, a trend that might have contributed to January’s sharp overall pay gain. Some large companies, including Aetna and the Gap, have also announced wage increases for their lowest-paid employees.

    The only downside to Friday's report, is the unemployment rate rose slightly from 5.6 percent to 5.7 percent. But that occurred for a good reason says Rugaber:

    More than 1 million Americans — the most since January 2000 — began looking for jobs, though not all of them found work, and their numbers swelled the number of people counted as unemployed. The influx of job hunters suggested that Americans have grown more confident about their prospects.

    Jobs Added By Sectors:

    Construction firms added 39,000 jobs
    Manufacturers added 22,000 jobs
    Retail added 46,000 jobs
    Hotels and Restaurants added 37,100, jobs
    Health Care added 38,000 jobs

    There are now 3.2 million more Americans earning paychecks than there were 12 months ago. That additional cash tends to boost consumer spending, which drives about 70 percent of economic growth.

    Consumers are happy. With lower prices at the gas pumps, job growth, and wage increases, they are spending, adding more feathers to President Obama's cap.

    Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell would do best not to make a fool of himself by taking credit, as he did last month.

    For the full story, visit The

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