Not Bigfoot related but strange nevertheless,,,

Not Bigfoot related but strange nevertheless,,,

Rick Tullos
Rick Tullos

October 14th, 2009, 9:12 am #1

Weird circular cloud formation occurs over moscow.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZwH18sM3FU
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Mr. Phelps
Mr. Phelps

October 14th, 2009, 2:59 pm #2

Thats pretty darn cool!!
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October 14th, 2009, 3:58 pm #3

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Crispy Critter
Crispy Critter

October 15th, 2009, 2:11 pm #4

Thats pretty darn cool!!
Apparently we all live in Kenya

Kenyan-born Obama all set for US Senate

Kenyan-born US Senate hopeful, Barrack Obama, appeared set to take over the Illinois Senate seat after his main rival, Jack Ryan, dropped out of the race on Friday night amid a furor over lurid sex club allegations.

The allegations that horrified fellow Republicans and caused his once-promising candidacy to implode in four short days have given Obama a clear lead as Republicans struggled to fetch an alternative.

Ryans campaign began to crumble on Monday following the release of embarrassing records from his divorce. In the records, his ex-wife, Boston Public actress Jeri Ryan, said her former husband took her to kinky sex clubs in Paris, New York and New Orleans.

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Barrack Obama

"Its clear to me that a vigorous debate on the issues most likely could not take place if I remain in the race," Ryan, 44, said in a statement. "What would take place, rather, is a brutal, scorched-earth campaign the kind of campaign that has turned off so many voters, the kind of politics I refuse to play."

Although Ryan disputed the allegations, saying he and his wife went to one avant-garde club in Paris and left because they felt uncomfortable, lashed out at the media and said it was "truly outrageous" that the Chicago Tribune got a judge to unseal the records.

The Republican choice will become an instant underdog in the campaign for the seat of retiring Republican Senator Peter Fitzgerald, since Obama held a wide lead even before the scandal broke.

"I feel for him actually," Obama told a Chicago TV station. "What hes gone through over the last three days I think is something you wouldnt wish on anybody."

The Republican state committee must now choose a replacement for Ryan, who had won in the primaries against seven contenders. Its task is complicated by the fact that Obama holds a comfortable lead in the polls and is widely regarded as a rising Democratic star.

The chairwoman of the Illinois Republican Party, Judy Topinka, said at a news conference, after Ryan withdrew, that Republicans would probably take several weeks to settle on a new candidate.

"Obviously, this is a bad week for our party and our state," she said.

As recently as Thursday, spokesmen for the Ryan campaign still insisted that Ryan would remain in the race. Ryan had defended himself saying, "Theres no breaking of any laws. Theres no breaking of any marriage laws. Theres no breaking of the Ten Commandments anywhere."

http://web.archive.org/web/200406271427 ... 060403.htm
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Crispy Critter
Crispy Critter

October 15th, 2009, 7:32 pm #5

Harry Reid Suggests Health Care to Cost $2 Trillion

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/ ... llion.html

HARRY REID: "He talked about CBO saying that there would be $54 billion saved each year if we put caps on medical malpractice and put some restrictions tort reform $54 billion. Sounds like a lot of money, doesnt it, Mr. President? The answer is yes. But remember, were talking about $2 trillion, $54 billion compared to $2 trillion. You can do the math. We can all do the math. Its a very small percent."

Something isn't adding up right here - and they haven't even started adding it all their little pet projects.
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Lou
Lou

October 16th, 2009, 8:13 pm #6

I guess when it comes to the issue of health care for me personally, it boils down to this:
We spend a crapload of money on crap I don't support at all. I feel like government sponsored health insurance is a huge benefit to this country as a whole. (Except insurance companies, who happen to be my employers.) I don't mind paying higher taxes and possibly having to change careers if it means the whole country can have access to decent health care. I feel it's as important as (if not more important than) education. My son goes to public school . I went to public school. The public schools did not put the private schools out of business. I say we make health coverage more of a priority and cut the fat from other areas and if it requires that we raise taxes on the upper-middle class and higher, fine. I think Americans have lost touch with what "middle class means." There are a crapload of people who consider themselves "middle class" who own huge bass boats and multiple water-sport vehicles, own rental properties, go on 3 or 4 vacations a year, have "another house out in the country" for weekends, buy a new car every 3 years, always have the latest cell phone, or big screen TV, or whatever. That's all fine, but is it really "middle class?" So if the government wants to tax me more so I can't afford a bass boat, or a vacation every year, or I gotta watch my big old fat TV instead of a flat screen, but they guarantee health care for the poor kids in the hood, I'm OK with that. I'm not sure if that makes me a Socialist, or a Christian, or an idiot, but whatever. That's how I roll.
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Lou
Lou

October 16th, 2009, 8:18 pm #7

Harry Reid Suggests Health Care to Cost $2 Trillion

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/ ... llion.html

HARRY REID: "He talked about CBO saying that there would be $54 billion saved each year if we put caps on medical malpractice and put some restrictions tort reform $54 billion. Sounds like a lot of money, doesnt it, Mr. President? The answer is yes. But remember, were talking about $2 trillion, $54 billion compared to $2 trillion. You can do the math. We can all do the math. Its a very small percent."

Something isn't adding up right here - and they haven't even started adding it all their little pet projects.
I guess when it comes to the issue of health care for me personally, it boils down to this:
We spend a crapload of money on crap I don't support at all. I feel like government sponsored health insurance is a huge benefit to this country as a whole. (Except insurance companies, who happen to be my employers.) I don't mind paying higher taxes and possibly having to change careers if it means the whole country can have access to decent health care. I feel it's as important as (if not more important than) education. My son goes to public school . I went to public school. The public schools did not put the private schools out of business. I say we make health coverage more of a priority and cut the fat from other areas and if it requires that we raise taxes on the upper-middle class and higher, fine. I think Americans have lost touch with what "middle class means." There are a crapload of people who consider themselves "middle class" who own huge bass boats and multiple water-sport vehicles, own rental properties, go on 3 or 4 vacations a year, have "another house out in the country" for weekends, buy a new car every 3 years, always have the latest cell phone, or big screen TV, or whatever. That's all fine, but is it really "middle class?" So if the government wants to tax me more so I can't afford a bass boat, or a vacation every year, or I gotta watch my big old fat TV instead of a flat screen, but they guarantee health care for the poor kids in the hood, I'm OK with that. I'm not sure if that makes me a Socialist, or a Christian, or an idiot, but whatever. That's how I roll.
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scott from philly
scott from philly

October 17th, 2009, 7:30 pm #8

Harry Reid Suggests Health Care to Cost $2 Trillion

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/ ... llion.html

HARRY REID: "He talked about CBO saying that there would be $54 billion saved each year if we put caps on medical malpractice and put some restrictions tort reform $54 billion. Sounds like a lot of money, doesnt it, Mr. President? The answer is yes. But remember, were talking about $2 trillion, $54 billion compared to $2 trillion. You can do the math. We can all do the math. Its a very small percent."

Something isn't adding up right here - and they haven't even started adding it all their little pet projects.
I never thought too much about this health care business.....other than a few knee operations when I played football in college, never much needed to go to doctor, had yearly physicals (mandated by FAA covered job), so never was a big deal. Thank god, kids always been healthy.
Well, that all ended week ago....My daughter broke her leg at a soccer game...snapped both bones in lower part of her leg....well, get her to emergency room, dont have her insurance card, but have mine....I tell them take mine, call damn Cigna, and give them her SSN....Nope, lady behind desk says....I went ape shat wild...I had to drive 60 miles each way to go get her card.....came back, ended up she needed a plate and 3 screws to repair it, and a week in hospital in traction....
Then I find out from a nurse friend of mine, it is illegal to refuse help to someone because they do not have insurance card with them, or insurance at all..I have never been one for frivolous law suits, in fact never been sued at all (well, not counting divorce), but have gotten a lawyer, and have begun this time.....
The days to sit back, be fat dumb and happy seem to be over.....
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Crispy Critter
Crispy Critter

October 17th, 2009, 8:04 pm #9

I guess when it comes to the issue of health care for me personally, it boils down to this:
We spend a crapload of money on crap I don't support at all. I feel like government sponsored health insurance is a huge benefit to this country as a whole. (Except insurance companies, who happen to be my employers.) I don't mind paying higher taxes and possibly having to change careers if it means the whole country can have access to decent health care. I feel it's as important as (if not more important than) education. My son goes to public school . I went to public school. The public schools did not put the private schools out of business. I say we make health coverage more of a priority and cut the fat from other areas and if it requires that we raise taxes on the upper-middle class and higher, fine. I think Americans have lost touch with what "middle class means." There are a crapload of people who consider themselves "middle class" who own huge bass boats and multiple water-sport vehicles, own rental properties, go on 3 or 4 vacations a year, have "another house out in the country" for weekends, buy a new car every 3 years, always have the latest cell phone, or big screen TV, or whatever. That's all fine, but is it really "middle class?" So if the government wants to tax me more so I can't afford a bass boat, or a vacation every year, or I gotta watch my big old fat TV instead of a flat screen, but they guarantee health care for the poor kids in the hood, I'm OK with that. I'm not sure if that makes me a Socialist, or a Christian, or an idiot, but whatever. That's how I roll.
Now - don't think your a socialist. Got a good heart, can't fault you for that.

I hear one of their plans is you get your coverage at the DMV, have you ever been to one in CA? Good God, your there all day just to get tags.

And fines for the folks who don't have any coverage? Outside of the ever changing number they tout as uninsured, all the newly unemployed have lost coverage. Now how are they going to afford a fine - guess they will be building a lot of new jails.

Kills me, the CBO said after all is said and done - there will still be at least 25 million uninsured. That is what we have now( not the numbers tha O changes daily). So I fail to see the benefit. I do see a large new growth of government, controlling more and more of our lives, and I think that is really what this is about.

Medicare has been running in deficits for decades, and that is where we are all going. Half the Doc's don't accept it now because its so screwed up.

Special interest have been getting their way in this thing - which is why the Unions threw a fit this week - the latest version would tax their benefits - and that in unacceptable to them. And they are the higher middle class.

Lawyers, Phar's, and Unions are going to be the winners here. Not the middle class, which is going to be paing for it - I guarantee you that.

To make this work - they have to cut Medicare benefits. That is why the older folks are upset. Might as well just make everything free and have the Gov. pay the doc's and hospitals. Wait, that is where it's heading.

Did you know CA just decided they can regulate the kind of TV you can have? Why - because they can - and no one is saying anything. Why - because this government tries to destroy anyone who objects to what the do.

I don't have a big screen. And I bet the TV I have isn't is their list of acceptable "energy savers".

You know in Japan its a mandate that once your car hits - I think 50,000 miles - you are required to get rid of it and buy a new one. That my friend is insanity. And that is where we are heading.

Brother. if I thought this was a good thing, I'd be all for it.

All I see is crooks working with crooks, deciding how we all have to live. Why else is it imperative they pass it this year - the taxes start next year - but the plan doesn't go into effect until 2013.

The fact that congress and the unions are exempt from participating in the insane plan should tell you everything you need to know.

And all the illegals will be covered. I don't care what O says - he ain't telling the truth. Under the Constitution - and he knows this - you cannot single out and omit a group of people from something. Of course amnesty is coming soon as well, so I guess that doesn't matter.

If you were to do an economic graph on the cap and trade none sense - it clearly shows the destruction of the middle class. Electricity prices under it alone will probably triple. Which will make the cost of goods ad services triple.

Ca is bankrupt again already - because they forgot to account for the lack of tax revenue due to astronomical unemployment.

In socialism, they elite who run things live well, everyone else shares an equal amount of nothing. Talk to some folks that have lived under Soviet rule.

This whole mess has nothing to do with fixing a broken system. It is all about Social Justice. and knocking our way of life down to a third world standard.

When you look at what all these Bozo's have stood for and have said that are running things - there is no other explanation.

Not to mention the inflation that is coming. The government created a bigger problem with all their fixes. And the reality is going to hit us pretty soon. And they know this, and it will be horrible for the middle and lower class, but I think this is their plan on how to lower the deficit.

Don't know if you've noticed the Dollar is dropping, and the foreign banks are offloading it as fast as they can without destroying the value completely.

Unemployment is still rising, foreclosures are still rising - actually more now then when the crash happened. Commercial real estate is starting to implode. Another housing bubble is imploding.

CNN and MSNBC don't ever mention this stuff - but if you read the actual news sights, and not just the left cheer leaders - it ain't pretty out there.

I would not be surprised if a North American Union and a global currency isn't in the works.

I don't know if you've noticed, but last year no one had heard of the Progressive Movement. This year being a Progressive Democrat seems to be a badge of honor. And the Progressives are running the show. If you go back to it's roots, it is based on Marxism. And that does not work.

France is now considering paying kids to go to school. Why? Because you are pretty much guaranteed a job, you can never get fired, and everyone pretty much makes the same amount of money - so there is no incentive to go to school. Burger King pays nearly the same as being a Doctor.

Spain forced a green industry on its people, and for every 1 job created, 2 were lost in the private sector. Not a good model to follow. Luckily, they have the EU to help them absorb the cost of the insanity.

Bottom line, I just see economic disaster in all this stuff they are pushing. 45% of the doctors say already they will quit when this plan gets implemented. Why do you think that is? Half the Doc's refuse to take Medicare as it is.

Two trillion is what Reid admitted to, less than 1 trillion is what they officially tell us, and they low ball everything. It is just a scam to control and raise taxes.

Oh well, O declared war on the insurance companies today.....have you seen that GM is in worse shape now then before they became a government company>

Look at the history of AMTRAK. Once the tax base is destroyed completely, I don't see how they are going to fund anything.













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Crispy Critter
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October 17th, 2009, 9:25 pm #10

I guess when it comes to the issue of health care for me personally, it boils down to this:
We spend a crapload of money on crap I don't support at all. I feel like government sponsored health insurance is a huge benefit to this country as a whole. (Except insurance companies, who happen to be my employers.) I don't mind paying higher taxes and possibly having to change careers if it means the whole country can have access to decent health care. I feel it's as important as (if not more important than) education. My son goes to public school . I went to public school. The public schools did not put the private schools out of business. I say we make health coverage more of a priority and cut the fat from other areas and if it requires that we raise taxes on the upper-middle class and higher, fine. I think Americans have lost touch with what "middle class means." There are a crapload of people who consider themselves "middle class" who own huge bass boats and multiple water-sport vehicles, own rental properties, go on 3 or 4 vacations a year, have "another house out in the country" for weekends, buy a new car every 3 years, always have the latest cell phone, or big screen TV, or whatever. That's all fine, but is it really "middle class?" So if the government wants to tax me more so I can't afford a bass boat, or a vacation every year, or I gotta watch my big old fat TV instead of a flat screen, but they guarantee health care for the poor kids in the hood, I'm OK with that. I'm not sure if that makes me a Socialist, or a Christian, or an idiot, but whatever. That's how I roll.
Nation's 'Long-Term Fiscal Outlook Remains Unsustainable,' GAO Says

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/55629

Government-Funded Studies Focus on Futile End-of-Life Care

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/55620

Soilent Green comes to mind

Government Statistics

http://www.shadowstats.com/

you need to be a subscriber, but the graph is pretty telling.

Tax Tax Tax Tax

Once Considered Unthinkable, U.S. Sales Tax Gets Fresh Look

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/co ... 02909.html

Pelosi says new tax is 'on the table

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing- ... -the-table

This will make your head explode

The Cap and Tax Fiction

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124588837560750781.html

Preemptive Regulation of the Internet

http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/2009/09/ ... -internet/

Yeah - it isn't about control at all

Senate proposals put premium on healthy living

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/33336289/ns ... gton_post/

California appears poised to be first to ban power-guzzling big-screen TVs

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-b ... 8205.story

Gore lies to Congress about personal finances

http://greenhellblog.com/2009/04/24/gor ... -finances/

The Nine Lies Of Al Gore

http://www.noteviljustwrong.com/blog/ge ... of-al-gore

And what do they do to the one guy trying to stop the illegals and the drug / civil war from wreaking the border states?

Obama strips immigration policing powers from Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio

http://lornakismet.wordpress.com/2009/1 ... oe-arpaio/

What happens when your numbers don't match the government numers, and you speak out?

Obama Threatens Insurers Anti-Trust Exemption

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/18/us/po ... ss.html?hp

Same kind of thing he did before the govement took over GM. Threaten everyone.

I think everyone should look at this everyday.

U.S. NATIONAL DEBT CLOCK

http://www.brillig.com/debt_clock/

$ 1 1 , 9 5 4 , 4 1 7 , 8 0 1 , 8 9 9 . 1 3

Yeah - what is a few trillion more?

And if you like graphs - this is the place

A Tale of Two Depressions

http://www.voxeu.org/index.php?q=node/3421

August foreclosures hit another high

http://money.cnn.com/2008/09/12/real_es ... /index.htm
i think this number is still low.........

Real Unemployment Rate at 17%

http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2009/10/02-0

And in the Great Depression

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FHA may be setting up repeat of housing bubble

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-f ... full.story

The Next Shoe to Drop in the Credit Meltdown: Commercial Real Estate and Its Massive Forthcoming Losses

http://www.rgemonitor.com/roubini-monit ... ing_losses



Bottm line - the media is selling us a case of snake oil. We are on the verge of a financial disaster of the likes that has never been seen.
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