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rjmcbear 392 posts  |  Last Activity: 18 minutes ago Member since: Nov 8, 2001
  • rjmcbear rjmcbear 18 minutes ago Flag

    I appreciate the offer gumby but I'm an Ohio boy and I took an oath with Woody Hayes many years ago to never enter the state of Michigan unless it's a life or death situation. Go Buckeyes!

  • rjmcbear rjmcbear 44 minutes ago Flag

    Hey gumby are you the Easter Bunny? Speaking of Steer behavior I see the cattle head count in Texas has fallen over 1.5 Million head the last decade. Severe drought has crippled the beef and agriculture industry while tanker trucks full of water have been diverted to the oil and fracking industry. It's a shame those good Christian people of Texas allow Cruz and Perry to take advantage of their faith and divert their tax dollars to the energy Czars who in turn provide the cash to fund their political campaigns.

  • rjmcbear rjmcbear 58 minutes ago Flag

    Please direct that question to norris, he seems to know a lot about Ben and his personal life as well.

  • rjmcbear rjmcbear 1 hour 48 minutes ago Flag

    Coming out of the closet must have been difficult for you but I'm sure it was a relief as well to no longer have to hide your affection for men. Maybe now you can shed some light onto this chicken or egg discussion. Were you gay before you entered prison or did you figure this out while you were in there?

  • rjmcbear rjmcbear 13 hours ago Flag

    Looks like damage control from the RNC.

    Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson apologized for commenting Wednesday that prisoners' changes after they leave jail proves being gay is a choice, but said that the science is still murky on the issue.

    In a statement, Carson said he "realized that my choice of language does not reflect fully my heart on gay issues."

    "I do not pretend to know how every individual came to their sexual orientation. I regret that my words to express that concept were hurtful and divisive. For that I apologize unreservedly to all that were offended," he added.
    The statement was an attempt to walk back comments Carson made earlier Wednesday morning on CNN's "New Day." Asked by Chris Cuomo whether being gay was a choice, Carson replied: "Absolutely."

    Carson's comment comes as Republicans try to avoid the kinds of incendiary comments on cultural issues that cost the party two Senate races -- when Missouri's Todd Akin and Indiana's Richard Mourdock drew national attention for their remarks on rape -- and hurt Mitt Romney in 2012.

    Other Republicans who are considering 2016 campaigns were silent on Carson's comments Wednesday, with several failing to respond to requests for comment from CNN.

    You just can't trust these lying, sneaky, manipulating hypocrites. Why why why!

  • Reply to

    Saudi's now going to get OIL up to $200

    by x316l 20 hours ago
    rjmcbear rjmcbear 18 hours ago Flag

    Once again Right Wing Zealot norris you have it wrong. Do you remember who had the final say back in November, concerning oil output?

    "OPEC countries failed Thursday to agree to a cut in oil production that was desperately sought by some member states worried about the recent drop in prices.
    Officials met for six hours of negotiations in Vienna. It would have been the first cut in production since 2008. But Saudia Arabia, the largest among OPEC members, was against the cut in output -- in a bid to retain market share and hold off competition from U.S. shale production. Brent crude, the European benchmark, was down by about 7% at $72.60 after it was announced that production will remain around 30 million barrels a day. The price of light crude, the U.S. benchmark, plunged about 7% to below $69 per barrel.

    And the Saudi's did it again in January:

    Saudi Arabia's $750 Billion Bet Drives Brent Oil Below $54
    With Brent crude oil falling on Monday below $54 a barrel for the first time in more than five years, it is clear that Saudi Arabia is making a massive $750 billion bet in 2015 that the oil kingdom can endure lower oil prices longer than other major oil producing countries both within and outside OPEC, even including American shale.

    I know norris facts don't really matter in your world of illusion or is it delusion.

  • Reply to

    Saudi's now going to get OIL up to $200

    by x316l 20 hours ago
    rjmcbear rjmcbear 19 hours ago Flag

    Yep they brought it down and will be the ones who bring it back up as well.

    (Reuters) - U.S. oil futures rebounded on Wednesday and benchmark Brent pared losses as OPEC member Iran reinforced its opposition to a nuclear deal with timelines, helping the market recover from an earlier price slide tied to big U.S. crude supplies.

    Comments from Saudi Arabia's oil minister that supply and demand for oil in the global market should stabilize soon and that prices ought to stabilize from the selloff of recent months also helped put a floor beneath Wednesday's trading, dealers said.

    Some also found the Federal Reserve's Beige Book report anticipating cuts in capital expenditure for oil and gas producers in certain U.S. districts as positive.

  • rjmcbear rjmcbear 19 hours ago Flag

    I didn't know Jimmy and all of those truck drivers moonlighted as journalists, there are Teamsters in newspaper delivery but I'm not sure about news casting or journalists. I rarely watch Fox just when channel surfing during commercials I might stop for a moment to catch a leg shot. I wonder why all of their ladies wear short dresses, not complaining though.

  • rjmcbear rjmcbear 21 hours ago Flag

    Actually Gumby it's not a conspiracy it's just that intelligence will win out over mentally deranged, nonsensical comments and ideas every time. The majority of the media have a college education and don't have to rely on voodoo - Sorcery to reach a conclusion. They understand factual information and most report this way. On the other hand you do have tabloid journalists such as those at Fox that make a living reporting half truths and hearsay to balance things out. There is always a choice in the USA.

  • Ben Carson says homosexuality is a choice because many people "go into prison straight -- and when they come out, they're gay." Is he speaking from experience?

    The neurosurgeon and potential Republican candidate for president in 2016 made the comment in an interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo that aired Wednesday on "New Day."
    Asked whether being gay is a choice, Carson responded: "Absolutely."

    "Because a lot of people who go into prison go into prison straight -- and when they come out, they're gay. So, did something happen while they were in there? Ask yourself that question," Carson said.
    That argument, Carson said, "thwarts" the notion that homosexuality isn't a choice, which is at odds with the majority of the medical community, including the American Psychological Association, who says "most people experience little or no sense of choice about their sexual orientation." Slate's Mark Joseph Stern also outlined the scientific arguments against this particular belief last year.

    Carson also said he believes the issue of allowing or restricting same-sex marriage should be decided on the state level, rather than by federal courts -- even as the Supreme Court prepares to take up a case this spring that could legalize gay marriage nationwide.

    He said it's possible to grant the legal rights that accompany marriage to same-sex couples -- or to any two people at all -- without applying the word "marriage" to their relationships.

    "Why do gay people want to get married? Why do they say they want to get married? Because they want to have various rights -- property rights, visitation rights," he said. "Why can't any two human beings, I don't care what their sexual orientation is, why can't they have the legal right to do those things? That does not require changing the definition of marriage."

  • Reply to

    A plea

    by pwstan Mar 3, 2015 5:25 PM
    rjmcbear rjmcbear Mar 3, 2015 5:33 PM Flag

    They are day traders and come and go like the wind.

  • Saudi Arabia raised the price of its light oil for April delivery by $1 a barrel in the U.S. and $1.40 a barrel in Asia. In recent months, Saudi prices have been closely watched as an indicator of the country’s strategy. Saudi Arabia opted not to reduce production as prices plunged in recent months, fueling perceptions that the country is trying to force U.S. shale-oil producers to cut back instead. The kingdom also cut its prices to the U.S. last year and has lowered its prices for Asian buyers for months.

    The higher prices “would indicate that demand for their crude may be marginally better, and that is bullish,” said Andy Lebow, senior vice president for energy at Jefferies LLC.

    The U.S. consumed 19.5 million barrels a day of petroleum products in December, the highest December level since 2010, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

    Saudi Arabia is still not seeing as much demand in the U.S. as it used to, as U.S. shale-oil production has displaced millions of barrels of imports a day. The U.S. imported 813,000 barrels a day of Saudi crude in December, the lowest level since August 2009, according to EIA data.

    “Raising the official selling prices to [the U.S.] is not exactly signaling that all is over,” said Michael Loewen, commodity strategist at TD Securities. Instead, he said, the new prices reflect that “there’s been a lot more demand for refined products.”

  • Reply to

    Distribution will cease by June

    by goskiing99 Mar 2, 2015 4:44 PM
    rjmcbear rjmcbear Mar 2, 2015 7:35 PM Flag

    I am, Teamster Brotherhood and what is not nice about my comment!

  • Reply to

    Distribution will cease by June

    by goskiing99 Mar 2, 2015 4:44 PM
    rjmcbear rjmcbear Mar 2, 2015 5:37 PM Flag

    "This thing is now a plane with 1 wing and headed for impact."

    Great analogy, I was thinking the same about you but I prefer the one oar in a rowboat example.

  • rjmcbear rjmcbear Mar 2, 2015 3:43 PM Flag

    No that's not true but it's possible you have her mixed up with your mother. It's also possible the disease was spread to the 11 or so folks who recommended your post via inbreeding. I hear Penicillin might help.

  • rjmcbear rjmcbear Mar 2, 2015 3:31 PM Flag

    All of the reasons given for the war were soon discredited by real events, but Bush dug America in for the long haul, saying that “future Presidents” would decide when we’d leave Iraq.
    After all, there was much to be gained by staying. Halliburton, the firm formerly headed by Vice President #$%$ Cheney, was one of the biggest beneficiaries, gaining multi-billion dollar contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as America's ravaged gulf coast, by sealed, noncompetitive bids. In gratitude, in 2007 the company moved its corporate headquarters from Houston to Dubai, thereby avoiding U.S. taxes.
    The Bush family was not left off the War on Terror's money train. Uncle "Bucky" earned millions in a war firm sale in 2006.
    Other Bush scandals include: the secret meetings of Cheney’s “Energy Council,” followed by systematic weakening of America's environmental laws and staffing of the EPA and other agencies with industry insiders, the attempt to dismantle Social Security, the dumbing down of American education through No Child Left Behind, an inherited budget surplus turned into record deficit by waging two wars while cutting taxes--with the vast majority of benefits going to the super-rich, the torture of prisoners and loss of American goodwill overseas, the bullying of administration whistle blowers such as Joseph Wilson (whose wife was outted as a CIA agent), another tainted election with Ohio voting irregularities in 2004, the arrest of White House appointees for assorted crimes, the mistreatment of returning war veterans at Walter Reed and other hospitals, and for a grand finale, a leading role in the collapse of the economy through its aggressive deregulation and non-policing of the financial markets. And you want to impeach Obama?

  • rjmcbear rjmcbear Mar 2, 2015 3:18 PM Flag

    Karl Rove knew that Bush's surplus of style could make up for his deficit of substance with many American voters. Rove groomed Bush’s image as a Washington outsider (though a Yale-educated President's son), born again Christian, and down home cowboy.
    The cowboy image required a "ranch," a la Reagan, so in the year before the 2000 election, Bush purchased one in Crawford, Texas. Although no actual ranching ever went on there, the President busied himself clearing brush and riding his mountain bike around the property. He liked his "ranch" so much that "he spent a greater percentage of his time on vacation than any President in American history."
    But then, George W. Bush had many cares of the office to escape. While at the ranch on a six week vacation in August, 2001, he received a memo from Condoleeza Rice entitled “Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S.”

    That's what happened a few weeks later on September 11 —apparently after no special effort by the White House to step up protection against the hijackings that were being predicted by intelligence reports. Several days after the attacks, when U.S. air space was still closed, Bush authorized special flights back to Saudi Arabia for Osama bin Laden's relatives and other wealthy Saudis, "for their safety." The White House then vigorously fought creation of the 9-11 commission, which Bush and Cheney finally testified before together (try that at your local police station). With 14 of the 18 hijackers from Saudi Arabia, the administration redacted multiple pages of the commission's report on Saudi involvement in the attack.
    Four years later, while on another extended vacation at the "ranch," Bush was briefed on the destruction about to be unleashed on the Gulf Coast by Hurricane Katrina, including the likelihood that levies in New Orleans would be breached. In the videotaped meeting, Bush asked no questions. He then flew to California to raise money for Republican candidates.
    All of these blunders before Iraq.

  • rjmcbear rjmcbear Mar 2, 2015 2:57 PM Flag

    My mistake you are correct.
    " He made both names ones we can't name our children."
    It's a shame but good for you and your children as well, that would have been an unfair burden for them to carry for the rest of their life.

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