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    SuperLib

    "You know, the discussions about Obamacare and what the replacement bill would look like continue," House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) told reporters on Thursday. "We're trying to build consensus around one plan. Not there yet."

    It's only been years.

    This is part of the larger problem with Republicans. I'm sure Republican supporters will give John a wink and a nod and tell him that he's probably doing a bang-up job working on that plan of his, but at the end of the day they expect nothing from him other than catchphrases to attack Obama. The GOP leaders have successfully trained their followers to look to them for no ideas at all. Just look at the comments here. Thousands of words talking about how Obamacare will destroy the country, yet not a single Republican here writes a single word asking where Boehner's plan is. I guess we'll get to that later.

    The fact is that Republicans cannot present a plan. They are too fractured to agree on anything that could come up for a vote. And we know people like Cruz will be waiting in the shadows to put that knife into the back of his Republican colleagues if they go out on a limb and propose one. If anyone can come up with a way for Republicans to even present a plan, I'd like to hear it. But Lord knows it won't come from Republicans. Just asking them for a plan doesn't compute since they can't start the sentence with "Obama." They will just stare at you and blink with their mouths open.

    In the meantime we'll just keep waiting, I suppose. Republicans have all the answers but none of the solutions.

    Posted in: Obamacare: More than 10 million uninsured signed up

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    The death penalty is barbaric. Most people know this.

    Posted in: Condemned man takes nearly 2 hours to die in botched execution in Arizona

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    MarkG: But I prefer to be an asset to society. Not a liability.

    This is the heart of the issue for Republicans when in reality it has very little to do with the topic at hand. I'm an "asset." Well educated, I make good money. I've always had insurance, never been on welfare. But you know what? It was a bit scary when I was in Japan knowing that if I had ever gotten a serious illness it might have taken away the chance to ever live in the US again. Had I gotten something serious there's no way I could have ever gotten coverage to return back home. It has nothing at all do do with my "asset" status.

    My sister is an asset as well. Right after I moved back from Japan she was diagnosed with breast cancer. If you want to have fun, get diagnosed with cancer and then see a letter in the mail from your insurance company. Every time you see it you pray to God that it's not a letter saying they found some way out of covering you due to a technicality. It would be a death sentence. And to think all of those nasty "liabilities" across the US are holding their breath in the same way.

    In the Republican mind the issue is 100% about givers and takers. You want Obamacare? Well then you must be a lazy bum who doesn't pay taxes and you just want things for free. End of story. It's insulting to hear seemingly educated people get lead down a path like this and turn into mindless catchphrase machines. And to add insult to injury, they are the ones telling you that they are doing it right because they are so smart and they produce just so much.

    Are there takers? Yep. There will be with this law. Same with every single government program on earth. Even the ones you support like the military and border patrol, but I doubt you'd support eliminating those programs. They key is to minimize the waste, not throw out the whole system.

    So get off your high horse. There are well-educated people who can disagree with you. And to be honest if this law will destroy America then it's safe to say that the destruction of the entire country hasn't given Republicans the courage to stand up and present an alternative. Seriously. Think about that. It will supposedly bankrupt the country, yet that "fact" hasn't been enough to spur Republicans into putting aside their internal bickering and presenting an alternative. You have had years and years and years and you have produced zero solutions. You should hold your party leaders to higher standards, but then again when "Obama" is the first and last thing you say I suppose your party leaders really don't even exist.

    Posted in: Obamacare: More than 10 million uninsured signed up

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    SuperLib

    Apparently Hamas still thinks it can win peace through rockets.

    The residents of Gaza voted these nutjobs into office. You reap what you sow.

    Posted in: Israel pounds Gaza despite international peace efforts

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    I really don't see a problem with armed idiots going through a plane crash site that they are the prime suspects for. Can we talk about something else, please?

    Putin is firmly in a box now. If he deviates from the Russian propaganda he will raise suspicion at home. If he keeps holding a hard line he will alienate the rest of the world. I'm guessing he will make some watered-down statements to walk the fine line. He can't be a "crazy Ivan" and a statesman at the same time, so he'll stay out of the spotlight for a while.

    Posted in: Rebels return 80 fewer bodies than promised from MH17, experts say

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    Hamas is making more friends, I see.

    Posted in: U.S., European airlines scrap Israel flights over missile fears

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    When you have a slow drip water pipe at home and choose to ignore it and it starts leaking much more rapidly. What do you do?

    Blame Obama.

    Posted in: Texas governor sending 1,000 National Guard troops to border

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    Kaimycahl, you've made an excellent case for immigration reform. Now get on board and try to get Congress to get off their butts and do something. As it stands today, Boehner has banned Republicans from talking about it.

    Posted in: Texas governor sending 1,000 National Guard troops to border

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    SuperLib

    Obama is pushing for immigration overhaul. Boehner is banning Republicans from even mentioning the word "immigration."

    Which party is doing nothing?

    Posted in: Texas governor sending 1,000 National Guard troops to border

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    SuperLib

    Perry is known to be empty headed, but he likes guns and prayers. Perfect for the a Republican Party.

    Posted in: Texas governor sending 1,000 National Guard troops to border

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    This guy hit it right on the head: http://www.newrepublic.com/node/118782

    "Did you know Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was full of corpses when it took off from Amsterdam? Did you know that, for some darkly inexplicable reason, on July 17, MH17 moved off the standard flight path that it had taken every time before, and moved north, toward rebel-held areas outside Donetsk? Or that the dispatchers summoned the plane lower just before the crash? Or that the plane had been recently reinsured? Or that the Ukrainian army has air defense systems in the area? Or that it was the result of the Ukrainian military mistaking MH17 for Putin’s presidential plane, which looks strangely similar?"

    Has this guy been reading Japan Today forums? heh.

    Good article overall. He talks about the dangers of how Putin has trapped himself into a world comprised of conspiracy theories. The problem is that the Russians can't take effective measures because it would expose how reality doesn't match up with what their state controlled media is peddling. So the media does all the talking and Putin is left with fuzzy statements like "it happened in the Ukraine so they are responsible." It creates odd situations where people are supposedly getting slaughtered on the Russian border in a grand American scheme yet it somehow wouldn't be prudent for Russia to send in troops.

    We have the same kind of people here in the US, people like Alex Jones. But in our society people like him are marginalized and they exist on the fringe. In short, we can spot them as nutjobs supported by losers. In Russia they are running the show, and now the show is running Putin.

    Posted in: Ukraine rebels hand over MH17 black boxes, call ceasefire

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    This will probably push Russia closer to China and North Korea. I'm sure the Chinese especially are enjoying watching Putin run out of allies.

    Posted in: Ukraine rebels hand over MH17 black boxes, call ceasefire

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    SuperLib

    Nutjobs are free to discuss the accident on internet message boards, but that's far away from the real world. And in the real world Russia will have to cross paths with the Netherlands on a daily basis. It won't be pretty. Putin can get away with anything in his own country because he does not operate under the rules of a democracy, but the wall ends there.

    What will happen the next time he wants to travel to Europe?

    Posted in: Putin promises to cooperate as blame for MH17 crash piles on Russia

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    SuperLib

    After years of Hamas rule I think people are growing tired of them....

    Posted in: U.N. calls for immediate truce as Gaza death toll tops 500

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    SuperLib

    However, top Russian officials and state media have suggested that Kiev’s new leaders staged the attack to blame the rebels.

    When I read this I couldn't help but think of North Korea. Isolated with the media controlled by the government, able to say whatever they want since there are no consequences from the people. It's a road Russia is starting to go down.

    The problem with being a dictator is that other countries start to view you that way. You might be able to rule your own country like a king but the big gains are made in the international community. That's probably the internal debate Putin is having at the moment.

    Posted in: Putin promises to cooperate as blame for MH17 crash piles on Russia

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    SuperLib

    Reports say that the rebels are stopping international workers from getting full access to the crash site, and on top of that there are reports that one of the windshield wipers of the plane may not have been operation at the time of takeoff. Was the wiper sabotaged? Was it taken out to stop pilots from seeing the Ukrainian jets clearly before the missile launch killed them? We know weather can be bad on long flights.

    We really need an impartial, objective international investigation.

    Posted in: Rebels have taken away all plane crash bodies

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    titiano: They have presented no actual evidence to support their claim.

    Well you seem to be pretty comfortable with "most likely, seems to be, suggest, similar, implies...."

    I would prefer to trust the results of an independent, international investigation.

    Starting off with comments about "an independent, international investigation" is a good start to make people believe you have a clean slate, but the key will be to start discrediting the investigation at just the right moment. Too soon means you never gave it a real chance, too late means the investigation will take hold. And you should definitely separate your conspiracy theories from your investigation comments. Start to transition from the former to the latter over the next few days/weeks.

    Is anyone looking into the flight list? You might be able to link a name and link that to the government in Kiev. You could even present a false claim to buy some time while you move into your next phase.

    I really hope that Russia has some objective evidence from their intelligence

    Yeah, you need to drop comments like this. It makes you look like you're just trying too hard. Stick to facts in a vacuum, ask a lot of questions that don't have answers, and bring up random points that no one would take hours to independently verify. In the end, you don't need to convince people that Russia is innocent, you just have to deflect blame.

    Posted in: Ukraine, rebels argue over Malaysia Airlines wreckage site

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    If ever a place needed a squadron of Martin Luther Kings it is this place.

    Well said. He promoted the position of non-violent resistance. The strange thing is that most people agree with this principal, except when you bring the Palestinians into the fold. Then it turns into, "Of course these people try to murder children."

    Posted in: Israeli military destroy Gaza tunnels

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    SuperLib

    Oh I agree that nothing was intentional. But to think that a well trained military would fire upon a plane at that height heading over it's borders from West to East to battle a group of thugs with no planes is a bit of a stretch.

    Personally, I think you're better off saying it was an intentional act by the Ukrainian government to blame the rebels. And, of course, like all conspiracy theories, you can point to a simple piece of evidence and make us believe that people smart enough to pull this off didn't count on you finding the obvious.

    Start with the usual...."Who benefits?" That's the first step in taking you on the path of picking and choosing evidence. The rest of the world will ignore you which will just help prove that you are right.

    Posted in: Ukraine, rebels argue over Malaysia Airlines wreckage site

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    SuperLib

    I still can't get over the fact that a rebel leader announced that they had just shot down a plane.

    Posted in: Ukraine, rebels argue over Malaysia Airlines wreckage site

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