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SushiSake3Nov. 17, 2014 - 05:57PM JST
"With Kassig’s death, the Islamic State group has killed five Westerners it was holding"
Meanwhile, US and otter allied forces have killed thousands and displaced millions, many of whom have been attacked, abused, killed by mistake, seen their family members attacked and abused in front of them, had bombs dropped on their heads......
And this beheading is news?
That's just ridiculous.
Stunning hypocrisy from the west...
Posted in: Beheading of U.S. aid worker in Syria draws condemnation
SushiSake3Nov. 09, 2014 - 12:16AM JST
This must be Leftist propaganda!
According to conservatives, the sky is falling, the end is nigh, and it's all Obama's fault!
Posted in: U.S. job gains top 200,000 for 9th month
SushiSake3Nov. 09, 2014 - 12:13AM JST
Bring it on!
I was buying SW chewing gum, ice blocks and pencils when the original came out in 1977.
They could put Mickey Mouse into this latest movie and I'd still warm a seat to see it. :-)p
Posted in: 'The Force Awakens' - new 'Star Wars' film has title
SushiSake3Nov. 07, 2014 - 12:42PM JST
MarkG, you've bought into the lies and spin from the Right, too.
You want to talk jobs? Where's the jobs?
Let's talk jobs -
Right now, America's enjoying the longest period of private sector job creation in American history..
Deficit? Let's talk deficit:
The Federal budget deficit is shrinking. It’s been reduced by two-thirds since 2009.
"The $1.4 trillion federal budget deficit that Obama inherited in 2009 was in a large part due to the high rate of unemployment.
When millions of people were put out of work in 2008 and 2009, it resulted in far less income taxes and less economic activity to generate federal revenue. As ten million people have been put back to work, there have been billions more tax dollars generated. As a result, the deficit has been SHRINKING each year.
The 2014 deficit is projected to be around $500 billion, the smallest deficit since 2007 and roughly 1/3 of what it was in 2009."
Hey, income taxes are way down, too.
"For 95% of American taxpayers, income taxes are lower now than just about any time in the previous 50 years.
After President Obama took office, thousands of Tea Party members all over the country held rallies protesting Obama’s tax increases.
At that time, President Obama had actually passed several tax cuts to stimulate the economy.
Most of the Tea Partiers who were protesting had only seen their taxes decrease under Obama. Yet polls indicated that most Tea Party members wrongly believed their taxes had gone up.
In fact, the only people whose income taxes have gone up during Obama’s presidency are those making $400,000 per year or more.
That's less than 2% of the population.
Today, for the vast majority of people, tax rates are exactly where they were when Obama first took office or lower. The article below from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities explains this in greater detail."
Oh, and one more - Obamacare's added years to the life of Medicare.
"The Medicare trust fund had been on course to run out of money by the end of 2016. But due to cost savings from the Affordable Care Act and lower healthcare expenses, Medicare’s trust fund is now stable until the year 2030 without cutting benefits."
That's probably going to directly help you and your family.
14 Facts About The Obama Presidency That Most People Don’t Know
Posted in: U.S. Speaker Boehner touts bills to repeal Obamacare, build Keystone oil pipeline
SushiSake3Nov. 07, 2014 - 11:34AM JST
Unreal - the same conservative folks who fully supported the last GOP economic trainwreck and global meltdown have just voted back in the SAME folks who delivered it.
And they're elated about it??
The insanity on the Right is never-ending.
Us Global Liberals fully expect you guys to screw up >every time< - and you never fail to deliver.
You just screwed up massively - yet again - by voting the GOP back in.
At least you're consistent! :-)
SushiSake3Nov. 07, 2014 - 10:47AM JST
Wolfpack, ok, so you're just going to ignore Obama's pretty significant list of achievements (see my post above, nome of it partisan) and keep on bashing the guy despite the great deal of good he's clearly done?
I'm ok with that.
It's what I fully expected you to do anyway.
Posted in: Obama vows to 'get the job done' with Republicans
SushiSake3Nov. 07, 2014 - 09:56AM JST
Amazing to think there's actually conservatives out there who think that by voting in the same pack of economic terrorists who brought us:
who want to pillage social security for people who have worked their arses off, including those conservatives parents and grandparents,
that they are somehow going to get a different result this time.
With thinking like that, it's no wonder the GOP -and conservatives are dragging the country they pretend to love down to third world status.
SushiSake3Nov. 07, 2014 - 09:47AM JST
Wolfpack, Obama's "leadership deficiencies also delivered:
A record high stock market.
No new wars.
63 straight months of economic expansion
The longest period of private sector job creation in American history
Unemployment has dropped from 10.1% in October of 2009 to 5.9% and projected to reach 5.4% by summer of 2015.
10-odd million more people covered by health insurance.
A reduction in the Federal budget deficit by two-thirds since 2009.
Under Obama, spending has increased only 1.4% annually, the lowest rate since Eisenhower was president.
What do you say about that?
I'm fully expecting you to ignore these facts because they just don't fit with the untruths you so desperately want to believe are true.
Bass4funk is just the same.
Under the GOP, here's what we got last time:
A global economic meltdown
2 unwinnable wars
And you just voted the same pack of losers/economic terrorists back in again.
Well done, mate, well done....
SushiSake3Nov. 07, 2014 - 07:29AM JST
bass4funk: "That Obama is THE worst president to occupy the WH surpassing Jimmy Carter?"
Haha, :-) Willful ignorance of reality.
I already posted this:
14 Facts About The Obama Presidency That Most People Don’t Know
SushiSake4: "Obama bent over backwards in debt negotiations to compromise with Republicans, even by putting Medicare on the table.
bass4funk: As they say, if you tell a lie long enough, you will eventually believe it.
Not really. You willfully chose to ignore this, too:
"In debt talks, Obama offers Social Security cuts"
That's fact. That's reality, although I know why you're ignoring it: making up your own report is more fun, even when it's flat wrong. :-)
SushiSake4: What was the Republicans' response? Shut down the government anyway.
bass4funk: Everyone can have a screw up and that wasn't one of their finest moments,
So, shutting down the government was a "screw up"?
Mate, they did it purposely.
That's economic terrorism.
You supported it as did millions of other Americans.
No surprises there. You're a big part of the problem you hate so much. Do you realize that?
bass4funk: "I'm gloating NOT because I love to see Dems squirm or that I hate the majority of them, I gloat because they thought their **** don't stank!"
Again, you're not actually living in reality here.
In fact, you're ignoring it.
Here's what you also conveniently ignored from my last post.
For your viewing pleasure: :-)
Under Obama -
The stock market continues to set new records since Obama has been in office (The Dow Jones Industrial averages reached an all-time high of 17,098 in August)
There's been 63 straight months of economic expansion
The Federal budget deficit is shrinking and has been reduced by two-thirds since 2009.
Under Obama, spending has increased only 1.4% annually, the lowest rate since Eisenhower was president
Bass4funk: "They actually believed that the public is happy with their policies and the people gave a thunderous statement, NO!"
bass4funk: "The problem with Dems is that, they cannot see beyond the next election cycle, they ONLY think about winning and accumulating more votes,"
Mate. Are you serious?
Pretty much all politicians do this.
bass4funk: "The Dems had all the ideas, but they were too radical for any of that crap to be implemented and with good reason."
LOL! Introducing universal healthcare - too radical? Mostly the rest of the world has had this for years. The US is finally catching up.
Looking after and trying to protect the environment, too radical?
Only got one planet, mate.
Trying to get out of 2 unwinnable wars?
That's pretty funny. :-)
Bass, your comments are off the charts.
Reality it on the other room.
I realize you're frustrated but please at least try to get at least a few of your facts straight. :-)
SushiSake3Nov. 06, 2014 - 11:45PM JST
WilliB: "Obama has never compromised on anything, and will not do now"
Mate, 5 seconds on Google was all it took to prove that wild claim is completely baseless.
That was easy. :-)
Again, as I said above, it's the Global Liberals who have to educate American conservatives about their own country's politics.
And let's look at some more fun facts you have probably never heard of - and reason why Obama is one heck of a good community organizer, not to mention president.
There's been 63 straight months of economic expansion
More here ==> 14 Facts About The Obama Presidency That Most People Don’t Know
Conservatives are blind to the reality around them.
SushiSake3Nov. 06, 2014 - 08:01PM JST
It seems some conservatives on this thread are exhibiting their trademark selective memories again. :-)
Obama bent over backwards in debt negotiations to compromise with Republicans, even by putting Medicare on the table.
What was the Republicans' response?
Shut down the government anyway.
It's pretty funny to see conservatives on this thread gloating over this election win - the fact they are just underlines how little they know about their own country's politics, and - yet again and as usual - it's the Global Libs who have to educate them.
The writing's on the wall now for the GOP.
They cannot and do not function with the TP.
GOPpers kicked a handful of TP candidates out, which has only given us a preview of the bloody backstabbing that will happen on the Right over the next 2 years.
The GOP simply cannot govern.
Virtually everything they do is anti-American.
Do they have fresh, workable ideas?
No, they have no ideas.
All they excel in is skyrocketing the national debt, spreading and enabling destruction, bowing down to their Wall St paymasters, and shafting the 99%.
Shanique Smith nailed it - a Democrat will become president in 2016.
Sorry, conservatives, you lost the war last night.
Have fun kicking yourselves out of power over the next 2 years. :-)
SushiSake3Nov. 06, 2014 - 10:43AM JST
Only the GOP could blow a good thing by winning.
Now, unfortunately for them, they'll have to do something they have repeatedly demonstrated they cannot do:
Oh, and take responsibility for bills with their names on them.
Global Liberals - time to don sunglasses and lay back in those deck chairs and watch the oncoming infighting, backstabbing and terminal implosion of the Right.
It won't even take 2 years for the GOP to cause more havoc and economic and social destruction. I'm confidant they can do it in 1.
Once the wreckage clears, it'll be another Dem moving into the WH in '16.
Sorry conservatives, you won.
You blew it. :-)
Good times! :-)
SushiSake3Nov. 06, 2014 - 08:27AM JST
Sorry to dampen the party for all the conservatives out there but please enjoy your last 2 years of power.
"Obama said he is eager to hear Republican ideas for governing together, citing construction of roads, bridges and other facilities as one area ripe for cooperation."
The GOP already killed an infrastructure bill.
They clearly didn't think Americans deserve safer bridges and better roads.
"Obama said he is eager to hear Republican ideas..."
Everyone knows the GOP doesn't have any ideas.
It's funny seeing conservatives even on JT thinking that saying 'no' to an idea is an idea in itself. :-)
Great thing is, the last time the GOP was in power, they gifted us a global economic meltdown, 2 unwinnable wars, and a skyrocketing federal deficit.
A majority of Americans are clearly gluttons for punishment and think the punishment they had inflicted on them by the last GOP administration wasn't enough.
2 more years of GOP control (albeit with Obama's veto) is only going to deliver more of the same destruction and another WH victory for Dems in 2016.
As I said, sorry to dampen the party for all the conservatives out there - party while you still can, haha, you've just signed your own permanent electoral death warrant.
SushiSake3Nov. 05, 2014 - 06:02PM JST
This is awesome.
This GOP senate takeover pretty much guarantees another Dem/Hillary in the WH in '16. :-)
America's now going to have to sit tight for 2 years of crap Right policies. Sorry, guys!
Once Keystone leaks a few times, fracking drains more town water supplies dry, we have a few more massive offshore oil drilling platform leaks, the TPP shreds Americans' liberties, and GOP-denied climate change fries California's crops once and for all, a majority of Americans are finally going to understand how anti-American the Right is and return the Dems and sanity to power.
Posted in: Republicans take control of U.S. Senate
SushiSake3Oct. 10, 2014 - 09:16PM JST
President Obama's administration is sending aid, soldiers and critical supplies to Africa that can and will save lives.
Where is the rote, knee-jerk Conservative opposition to this APPALLING act of kindness, good will and humanity?
Has Fox News - the Heart of The American Conservative Movement - not issued the cue for the Right to oppose this yet?
Posted in: U.S. military planes arrive at epicenter of Ebola
SushiSake3Oct. 10, 2014 - 11:04AM JST
If/when ebola breaks out here and if they take that long to formulate a strategy, everyone will be long dead before they decide to hold their first meeting to discuss the crisis....!
Posted in: Plans to combat dengue fever to be formulated by next spring
SushiSake3Sep. 29, 2014 - 07:26PM JST
Boehner and his derelict bunch of zero work ethic Congressional Republican buddies are actually going to do something?
When was the last time this bunch actually did something for America - besides say 'No!!' - 2008?
Someone help me here!
Posted in: Obama admits U.S. misjudged Iraqi army, militants' threat
SushiSake3Sep. 17, 2014 - 05:21PM JST
OMG, that cheese looks like a sheet of metal. :-(
Posted in: Black burgers
SushiSake3Sep. 15, 2014 - 12:39AM JST
Just think - if the millions of people who are going to buy into the hype and upgrade their iPhones gave as much of a damn about the environment their new toys will end up polluting as they do about the slightly enlarged screen, iOS 8 operating system, faster processor and improved camera optics, maybe their kids and grandkids would inherit a healthier planet.
Posted in: Apple iPhone 6 shipments delayed amid record orders
SushiSake3Sep. 13, 2014 - 06:53PM JST
WilliB - so wars started by your Hero george bush that waste money and resources are cool, but conflicts entered inti by Obama that waste money and resources are not cool?
Reading you loud and clear, lol! :-)
Posted in: U.S. will be ramping up airstrikes soon - in Iraq
Nov. 24, 2014 - 10:10AM JST
And boat racing, which people gamble on.
Posted in: Nearly 5% of Japanese addicted to gambling – even though it’s still 'illegal'
Nov. 24, 2014 - 10:09AM JST
Although it looks similar on the surface, the role of journalism in Japan is vastly different…
Posted in: What do you think are some of the main differences in the way Japanese and U.S. media report the news?
Nov. 24, 2014 - 10:08AM JST
"Another policeman assisted suicide"!
---So officer Wilson is guilty I read in your comment. The media…
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Nov. 24, 2014 - 10:04AM JST
That reminds me of Freshness Burger's "Mango Burger" sold a couple years ago. It was actually…
Posted in: Burger King Japan’s new Premium Berry burger may sound awful, but it tastes fantastic