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Posted by denem in General Discussion: Presidency
Tue Aug 16th 2011, 01:44 PM
~ An oldie but a goodie ~

"(This plan) will retire nearly $1 trillion in debt over the next four years. This will be the largest debt reduction ever achieved by any nation at any time. It achieves the maximum amount of debt reduction possible without payment of wasteful premiums. It will reduce the indebtedness of the United States, relative to our national income, to the lowest level since early in the 20th Century and to the lowest level of any of the largest industrial economies."

George W. Bush, February 28, 2001.

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Posted by denem in General Discussion
Wed Mar 30th 2011, 09:05 AM
Damn lying leftist alarmists:

Tepco’s Reactors May Take 30 Years, $12 Billion to Scrap
Money News Wednesday, 30 Mar 2011

Damaged reactors at the crippled Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant may take three decades to decommission and cost operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. more than 1 trillion yen ($12 billion), engineers and analysts said.

Four of the plant’s six reactors became useless when sea water was used to cool them after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami knocked out generators running its cooling systems. The entire station north of Tokyo will likely be decommissioned, Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan said yesterday.

The damaged reactors need to be demolished after they have cooled and radioactive materials are removed and stored, said Tomoko Murakami, a nuclear researcher at the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan. The process will take longer than the 12 years needed to decommission the Three Mile Island reactor in Pennsylvania following a partial meltdown, said Hironobu Unesaki, a nuclear engineering professor at Kyoto University.

“Lack of public support may force the decommissioning of all six reactors,” said Daniel Aldrich, a political science professor at Purdue University in Indiana. Tepco “will try to salvage two if it can find public support, which may be unlikely.”
http://www.moneynews.com/Markets/Tepco-Rea...
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Posted by denem in General Discussion
Thu Dec 16th 2010, 05:43 PM
Nope.

TIME has form for ignoring the bleeding obvious,
especially when they are journalists:



How could I have forgotten? Everyone was discussing Faisal.
fuck Watergate.
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Posted by denem in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Mon Jul 12th 2010, 03:38 PM
Antenna's in cell phones that is.

Remember those worries about cell phones causing brain tumors. There was that stubby antenna sitting up top, right next to your head. You don't see those anymore.

The FCC mandates cell phone antennas to be placed as far away from the face as possiblem in the left corner:

As far away as possible if your right handed that is. The ten plus percent of left handers get it the neck, sometimes literally.

So what happened with the iPhone 4?. Apple put the antenna on the left hand corner, with a twist. It's external. If you are left handed, with a wet or sweaty palm, the conductivity connects the cell phone antenna with its WiFi band, considerably reducing the antenna's effectiveness.

If your right handed, you won't have a problems. "Lefties" can reduce the effect by buying a case.

But here's the rub: As more cell phones sport WiFi, you get a considerably stronger signal broadcast straight though your skull.

And for that matter, don't forget blue-tooth headsets.
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Posted by denem in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Sun Feb 14th 2010, 03:32 PM
My wife is a Republican. A welded on republican. She hates politics, avoids Fox, MSNBC and news commentary in general. This was so during GWB's administration and Clinton's. Probably the last time she took any real interest was in the days of Ronald Reagan.

What do I mean by welded on? : Voting McCain while she loathed Sarah Palin. Aerial hunting of wolves was enough to turn her stomach.

My wife reads DU. She looks for my posts, and often strays into others with interesting titles. Sometimes I can discuss an issue, but more often, my beloved counters: That's why I hate politics. You hate me. I'm a repuke, a rethug, a fascist. "You are a fascist honey" I say, and we share a smile.

This is not a personal post, just an illustration. The lexicon of casual abuse and invective not only fails to advance exposition, nor debate, but digs the trenches deeper, while the Powers-That-Be stroll happily onwards through no man's land.

Consider DU's beloved: The Magistrate, a man who excels in elegant civility while hitting harder than anyone when he saw fit.

Casual invective is lazy and counterproductive: You're a Rat. You're a Repuke. I hate you, so listen to me.

The Führer is reported to have said, 'On my memorial, there will be no epitaph; The words Adolph Hitler will suffice'.

'Republican' is sufficient.


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Posted by denem in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Mon Dec 28th 2009, 12:06 PM
built on slavery, debt and dust-









(My mine is bigger than yours etc.)
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Posted by denem in General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009)
Fri Nov 13th 2009, 11:39 AM
This topic has been moved by the moderator of this forum.
It can be found at:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discu...
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Posted by denem in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Tue Jun 16th 2009, 12:58 PM
de Seno » FOX News Blogs
June 16th, 2009 11:16 AM Eastern

TOMMY DE SENO: Sarah Palin Points the Way For Us All

“Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.” From the Lord’s Prayer

The example set by Sarah Palin today in accepting David Letterman’s apology for insulting her children is extraordinary. She is showing the world how people should treat one another, particularly when they aren’t getting along.

Here’s the short lesson regarding insults: If an apology is an obligation, so too is forgiveness. When an apology is sincere, acceptance is owed.

I like Sarah Palin’s view of things better. Forgiveness is divine. It shows intelligence is better than rage.

We too often forget not only the duty of forgiveness but also the power forgiveness has to generate good in the world. Thank Sarah Palin today for reminding us that forgiveness is often the road to progress, and it sure is better than wallowing in anger.
http://foxforum.blogs.foxnews.com/2009/06/... /

"Intelligence is better than rage" ... words fail me.
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Posted by denem in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Wed Apr 29th 2009, 08:21 AM
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Posted by denem in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Mon Mar 16th 2009, 02:20 PM
As at 2pm, now worth a whole 92c each.
http://www.google.com/finance?q=NYSE:AIG

As a side note, AIG is also 81% publicly owned.

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Posted by denem in General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009)
Sat Nov 08th 2008, 09:37 PM
"coat (hair) does not shed and is the same pH as human hair creating no dander"

http://www.answers.com/topic/hypoallergeni... .

As an added bonus, it's personality matches the new chief of staff, even more than a pitt bull.
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Posted by denem in General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009)
Mon Nov 03rd 2008, 08:48 AM
I went to Capital Hill F for the first time in ages, looking for a few familiar names to see how they were holding up. I haven't been here long, but I miss some DU'ers from the primary season (Proud2BAmurkin being a notable exception).

I guess I shouldn't have been surprised how hatred can poison one's thinking, but for what it's worth, this headline was the breaking news. I remember Robbed Voter from way back, the Clark days. Yes, I know some Democrats are lost every election cycle, but it's still stunning to see people completely losing touch with reality.

Looking forward to the days when cases of electoral misconduct are routinely referred to the prosecutors. Peace.
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Posted by denem in General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009)
Sun Nov 02nd 2008, 05:58 PM
'Dick Cheney is delighted to hand the baton to Jonh McCain. Actually it's a shovel'.
(The rain starts falling) - (See)- What happens when I start talking about Dick Cheney ... That's OK. We've only got two more days of these clouds.
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Posted by denem in General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009)
Sat Oct 25th 2008, 02:31 PM
McCain can't make attacks stick to Obama
Sat Oct 25, 2008 1:05am EDT

By John Whitesides, Political Correspondent - Analysis

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican accusations against Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama have come fast and thick, from palling around with terrorists to being a tax-loving socialist.

But Obama has proven surprisingly adept at shrugging off rival John McCain's attacks and opinion polls show McCain is the one whose image has suffered from the negativity.

"Obama has handled himself very calmly and in many ways has seemed steadier than McCain -- and McCain has really helped him create that impression," said Andrew Kohut, president of the Pew Research Center.

"He's tried a lot of things. Obama has done a good job of countering them."

Obama's resiliency has surprised Republican strategists who entered the campaign for the November 4 election believing he was vulnerable to the sort of attacks that helped bring down recent Democratic candidates like John Kerry and Al Gore.

http://www.reuters.com/article/sarahPalin/...

To quote Barack, 'I made a bet on the American people'.
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Posted by denem in General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009)
Fri Oct 03rd 2008, 10:00 PM
From the UK Telegraph:

Arnold Schwarzenegger: California needs $7 billion loan to fend off credit crisis

In a letter sent on Thursday to Henry Paulson, the US Treasury Secretary, Mr Schwarzenegger, California's governor, made clear that his state was running out of money because its usual borrowing channels had suddenly closed.

He made clear there would be grave consequences for the ability of American states to keep providing basic services if the $700 billion Wall Street bailout plan is not passed by the US House of Representatives.

That even America's richest and most populous state should face such severe financial problems illustrates the extent to which credit markets have seized up in the two weeks since the failure of the investment bank Lehman Brothers.

The US government has not been called on to make such a large emergency loan since New York City borrowed $2.3 billion – equivalent to $9.4 billion today – to stave off bankruptcy in 1975.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics...

Um .. while the report may it a bit dramatic - Arnold was lobbying for the bailout to pass, and it comes against the background the state budget battle, it does underlie that the problem is the CREDIT CRISIS - money not stocks. Bailout or no bailout, the Fed has been pushing massive amounts of money into the system, with little to show for it.
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