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  • I would like him to serve at least 10 years.


  • He should at the least get the same time Martha Stewart or Marion Jones served...... but I don't see him serving any time. Too big a fish..... Obama wouldn't have filed charges against him....look forward, not backward.lynchmob

  • Another gem from the Wasilla homecoming queen:
    Palin's reckless views on obesity

    By Roland S. Martin, CNN Senior Political Contributor

    (CNN) -- It's clear that we can't go 24 hours without Sarah Palin saying something so stupid that it defies logic, but leave it to the Kim Kardashian of politics to find something wrong with first lady Michelle Obama's effort to curb obesity in America's kids.

    In a radio interview on Wednesday with conservative talker Laura Ingraham, Palin took dead aim at the first lady's "Let's Move" initiative, which is all about getting children active and involved in exercise and healthy eating.

    In the wacky world of Wasilla's finest, Palin tries to cast the effort to fight obesity as part of Michelle Obama's "different worldview."

    Here is a portion of the transcript from HuffingtonPost.com: "Take her anti-obesity thing that she is on. She is on this kick, right. What she is telling us is she cannot trust parents to make decisions for their own children, for their own families in what we should eat.

    "And I know I'm going to be again criticized for bringing this up, but instead of a government thinking that they need to take over and make decisions for us according to some politician or politician's wife priorities, just leave us alone, get off our back and allow us as individuals to exercise our own God-given rights to make our own decisions and then our country gets back on the right track."

    Hmmm. "Let's Move" is Obama's "kick?" Maybe someone should kick Sarah Palin so she can understand how devastating obesity is to the future of the United States.

    According to the first lady's "Let's Move" website:

    • Obesity rates among children have tripled in the last three decades, and one in three children are obese.

    • One-third of all children born after 2000 will suffer from diabetes.

    • Children are less active today than at any other time in American history, spending 7.5 hours a day watching TV, playing video games or simply involved in efforts that don't require movement.

    • Obesity is contributing to the vast increase in hypertension among Americans.

    Now, since Palin is always talking about our nation's military and how we have to honor them and show them love and affection, let's listen to what a group of generals said a few months ago about obesity and America's national defense.

    A study released in April by Mission: Readiness, a nonprofit group of more than 150 retired generals and admirals, concluded that 27 percent of 18- to 24-year-olds are too fat to join the military.

    The culprit? Junk food and too much fat in school lunches.

    Said the study: "Today, otherwise excellent recruiting prospects, some of them with generations of sterling military service in their family history, are being turned away because they are just too overweight. Our standards are high because we clearly cannot have people in our command who are not up to the job. Too many lives depend on it."

    In testimony before Congress, the former head of the California Army National Guard, retired U.S. Army Major Gen. Paul Monroe, said that "80 percent of children who were overweight between the ages of 10 to 15 were obese by age 25."

    He and other military leaders want Congress to enact a massive child nutrition bill to remove all junk food and high-calorie beverages from schools, improve nutrition standards in schools, upgrade school menus and, the group said, "help develop new school-based strategies, based on research, that help parents and children adopt healthier lifelong eating and exercise habits."

    Monroe testified: "In 1946, Congress passed the National School Lunch Act as a matter of national security. In the past, retired admirals and generals have stood up to make it clear that America is only as healthy as our nation's children. Childhood obesity is now undermining our national security and we need to start turning it around today."

    So, Sarah Palin, are you going to also rip into this decorated American and say that he and 150 other military leaders are dead wrong?

    I recently sat down with Michelle Obama for a prime time special on TV One cable network dedicated to her "Let's Move" initiative. It was startling to listen to her talk about the horrible statistics and the shape we'll be in in the future, figuratively and literally.

    "The crisis that we're facing around childhood obesity hits everything," Obama said. "It's about education, what our kids are learning about nutrition in the schools, the quality of the food in the schools. It's about our neighborhood development. How are neighborhoods designed?

    "Are our kids -- do they have access to safe places to play? Are we structuring communities in a way that facilitates healthy living? Are there accessible and affordable healthy foods in our communities? And it's about economic opportunity as well, because if folks can't afford to put food on the table, then they're eating what they can.

    "So this is one of those issues that requires us to talk about a little bit of everything. And it makes us look at ourselves a little more closely and it makes us look at the broader society. So we're beginning to understand this is a threat."

    This latest broadside by Palin shows how reckless and ridiculous she is.

    Libertarians and far right conservative Republicans are always talking about government intrusion into our lives, but when we look at clean water, air quality and food supply, thank God for governmental standards.

    Don't think for a second I'm not paying attention. I've increased my health awareness, am changing my diet and working out more to lose weight, and am pushing family members to do the same. That's really the whole point of Michelle Obama's "Let's Move."

    Any Republican with common sense should see that Sarah Palin poses an immediate threat to the future of this country. She proves that every time she opens her mouth.

    Sarah, for the benefit of the nation, stick a fork in it.

    The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Roland Martin.

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  • LibrtrianBeard said... (original post)

    I honestly hope this doesn't lead to a currency war that would lead to a great depression in the U.S.

    China, Russia quit dollar

    St. Petersburg, Russia - China and Russia have decided to renounce the US dollar and resort to using their own currencies for bilateral trade, Premier Wen Jiabao and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin announced late on Tuesday.

    Chinese experts said the move reflected closer relations between Beijing and Moscow and is not aimed at challenging the dollar, but to protect their domestic economies.

    "About trade settlement, we have decided to use our own currencies," Putin said at a joint news conference with Wen in St. Petersburg.

    The two countries were accustomed to using other currencies, especially the dollar, for bilateral trade. Since the financial crisis, however, high-ranking officials on both sides began to explore other possibilities.

    The yuan has now started trading against the Russian rouble in the Chinese interbank market, while the renminbi will soon be allowed to trade against the rouble in Russia, Putin said.

    "That has forged an important step in bilateral trade and it is a result of the consolidated financial systems of world countries," he said.

    Putin made his remarks after a meeting with Wen. They also officiated at a signing ceremony for 12 documents, including energy cooperation.

    The documents covered cooperation on aviation, railroad construction, customs, protecting intellectual property, culture and a joint communiqu. Details of the documents have yet to be released.

    Putin said one of the pacts between the two countries is about the purchase of two nuclear reactors from Russia by China's Tianwan nuclear power plant, the most advanced nuclear power complex in China.

    Putin has called for boosting sales of natural resources - Russia's main export - to China, but price has proven to be a sticking point.

    Russian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Sechin, who holds sway over Russia's energy sector, said following a meeting with Chinese representatives that Moscow and Beijing are unlikely to agree on the price of Russian gas supplies to China before the middle of next year.

    Russia is looking for China to pay prices similar to those Russian gas giant Gazprom charges its European customers, but Beijing wants a discount. The two sides were about $100 per 1,000 cubic meters apart, according to Chinese officials last week.

    Wen's trip follows Russian President Dmitry Medvedev's three-day visit to China in September, during which he and President Hu Jintao launched a cross-border pipeline linking the world's biggest energy producer with the largest energy consumer.

    Wen said at the press conference that the partnership between Beijing and Moscow has "reached an unprecedented level" and pledged the two countries will "never become each other's enemy".

    Over the past year, "our strategic cooperative partnership endured strenuous tests and reached an unprecedented level," Wen said, adding the two nations are now more confident and determined to defend their mutual interests.

    "China will firmly follow the path of peaceful development and support the renaissance of Russia as a great power," he said.

    "The modernization of China will not affect other countries' interests, while a solid and strong Sino-Russian relationship is in line with the fundamental interests of both countries."

    Wen said Beijing is willing to boost cooperation with Moscow in Northeast Asia, Central Asia and the Asia-Pacific region, as well as in major international organizations and on mechanisms in pursuit of a "fair and reasonable new order" in international politics and the economy.

    Sun Zhuangzhi, a senior researcher in Central Asian studies at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, said the new mode of trade settlement between China and Russia follows a global trend after the financial crisis exposed the faults of a dollar-dominated world financial system.

    Pang Zhongying, who specializes in international politics at Renmin University of China, said the proposal is not challenging the dollar, but aimed at avoiding the risks the dollar represents.

    Wen arrived in the northern Russian city on Monday evening for a regular meeting between Chinese and Russian heads of government.

    He left St. Petersburg for Moscow late on Tuesday and is set to meet with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Wednesday. http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2010-11/24/content_11599087.htm

    There has been a lot of fear that a currency war will happen. Russia is stupid to make this move because in the grand scheme of world economics they are a small player. When I was there in the 80's I basically saw a third world nation with a first world military.

    The QE2 that the fed embarked on two weeks ago has been criticized for firing the first shot in this war. The US is upset that China has artificially valued its currency to low. The result is unfair trade and millions of US jobs lost. I am also of the opinion that China is about an inch away from an enormous real estate bubble. It is only a matter of time before they experience huge economic issues.

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  • The Profit said... (original post)

    Nope. Only religious threads are against the forum rules. Start a religious thread and you will be banned in a heartbeat.

    Does global warming count as a religion or politics?

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  • Silly Sarah......foot IN mouth disease.... She should really just keep her mouth shut.

    She has a daughter that is a single mother....who runs all over the place "being in the spotlight". She's on DWTS...wonder who's taking care of the baby? And also looks like she must be supporting the "fast food" industry. I guess her own family isn't important. Her hypocrisy is endless. fingergun

  • OU48A said... (original post)

    This is from US NEWS & WORLD REPORT This could get very interesting. If you own any of these stocks take note.

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- http://politics.usnews.com/news/blogs/washington-whispers/2010/11/22/next-tea-party-target-corporate-america

    Jesse Jackson isn't the only activist that can use corporate boycotts for political purposes. Starting next year, the huge Tea Party organizer FreedomWorks will urge supporters to punish huge corporations like General Electric and Johnson and Johnson for backing President Obama's progressive agenda.

    In an exclusive review for Whispers of their plan, FreedomWorks president Matt Kibbe says: "Tea Party activists are willing to tackle progressive CEOs just as they tackled progressive politicians. Judging by the results of the midterm elections, progressive CEOs should buckle up, because Tea Party activists are going to give them a very bumpy ride." His project partner, Tom Borelli, director of the National Center for Public Policy Research's Free Enterprise Project, added: "Big businesses are now on notice that there is a measurable business risk for actively supporting the Obama, Reid, and Pelosi progressive public policy agenda." Their initial focus will be on consumer firms that lobbied for passage of Obama's agenda items that helped their firms. "We are going after the rent-seeking corporations feeding at the public trough," said FreedomWorks' spokesman Adam Brandon. The groups released a new Wilson Research Strategies poll to Whispers which shows how companies could suffer when conservatives are told of their support for Obama's agenda. The poll found that when customers are told of a consumer product firm's support for healthcare reform, bailouts, cap-and-trade energy policies or other issues pushed by the administration, their favorability among conservatives plummets. A few examples: -- General Electric. The firm has a 51 percent favorable image, but when poll takers were told of it's support for the Obama economic stimulus plan, only 20 percent had a favorably impression of the consumer giant. -- Johnson and Johnson. Nearly 69 percent had a favorable impression of the health company before Johnson and Johnson's support for health reform legislation was detailed to survey-takers. Afterward, that favorability dropped to 16 percent. The poll also found that 81 percent of conservative voters active in the Tea Party would be "less likely to buy products from companies that actively lobbied to pass Obama's $787 billion stimulus plan," and 61 percent would blog, Facebook, or upload a YouTube video urging backers to boycott their products.

    FreedomWorks and the National Center for Public Policy Research's Free Enterprise Project will first start by releasing the poll on Tuesday. It will then urge bloggers and other activists to spread the news about how companies lobbied for Obama's agenda. And soon after look for the groups to list the ties of major firms to the Democrats and progressives. "To break up this unholy alliance between government and business, we have to shine a light on it," says Kibbe. "This is a next step in a series of battles," adds Borelli. Consumer boycotts by activists such as Jesse Jackson have a long record of success. But a Tea Party boycott could be bigger and impact the political world in Washington where corporations are generally viewed as supporting Republicans. "For too long, big business elites have leveraged their special interest group politics to profit from the size and growth of government. The poll demonstrates that the days of easy money through back room deals are over," says Kibbe.

    Sounds like a great idea to stop purchasing products from companies that support liberal/progressive ideology....

  • Glad to see he thinks Sarah is a threat to America but not Obama or CNN or MSNBC or CBS etc....


  • Threat to America????? I didn't read that .......just too stupid to leave her mouth shut on matters where she is so obviously wrong.

  • You can pretty much say the same with Obama or Pelosi. And you haven't seen them shutup when they are obviously wrong.

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  • tooney said... (original post)

    Silly Sarah......foot IN mouth disease.... She should really just keep her mouth shut.

    She has a daughter that is a single mother....who runs all over the place "being in the spotlight". She's on DWTS...wonder who's taking care of the baby? And also looks like she must be supporting the "fast food" industry. I guess her own family isn't important. Her hypocrisy is endless.

    I hope she runs for POTUS. It will be really fun seeing the Republican establishment candidates tear into the quitter from Wasilla.

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  • I don't really like Sarah Palin that much. But I like her better than any republican establishment. Hopefully she would be one that would destroy the republican establishment who is already real weak right now anyway.

  • LibrtrianBeard said... (original post)

    I don't really like Sarah Palin that much. But I like her better than any republican establishment. Hopefully she would be one that would destroy the republican establishment who is already real weak right now anyway.

    The problem is that Palin would be horrible for the country. It would be no different than putting Nancy Pelosi or Harry Reid in as President. Palin is very divisive and I do not think all that smart.

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  • I'm not a big fan of her. I'm more for Chris Christie or Ron Paul. I don't think the first will run and the 2nd won't win.

  • Next Debt Crisis May Start in Washington: Bair

    The US needs to take urgent action to cut its debt in order to prevent the next financial crisis, which may start in Washington, Sheila Bair, chair of the Federal Deposits Insurance Corp. (FDIC) wrote in an editorial in the Washington Post.

    The federal debt has doubled over the past seven years, to almost $14 trillion, and the growth is a result of both the financial crisis and the government's "unwillingness over many years to make the hard choices necessary to rein in our long-term structural deficit," Bair wrote.

    Retiring baby boomers will impact government spending heavily and this year, combined spending on Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid are expected to make up 45 percent of primary federal spending, compared with 27 percent in 1975, she explained.

    "Defense spending is similarly unsustainable, and our tax code is riddled with special-interest provisions that have little to do with our broader economic prosperity," Bair wrote. "Overly generous tax subsidies for housing and health care have contributed to rising costs and misallocation of resources."

    If no action is taken, US federal debt held by the public could rise from 62 percent of gross domestic product this year to 185 percent in 2035, she warned.

    "Eventually, this relentless federal borrowing will directly threaten our financial stability by undermining the confidence that investors have in U.S. government obligations," Bair said.

    "With more than 70 percent of US Treasury obligations held by private investors scheduled to mature in the next five years, an erosion of investor confidence would lead to sharp increases in government and private borrowing costs," she added.

    There needs to be "a bipartisan national commitment" for an austerity package of both spending cuts and tax increases over many years in order to solve the problem, according to Bair.

    "Most of the needed changes will be unpopular, and they are likely to affect every interest group in some way," she said.

    © 2010 CNBC.com
    URL: http://www.cnbc.com/id/40378597/

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  • diverdog said... (original post)

    The problem is that Palin would be horrible for the country. It would be no different than putting Nancy Pelosi or Harry Reid in as President. Palin is very divisive and I do not think all that smart.

    Worse than Obama, Reid, Pelosi and their ilk?roflmao

  • diverdog said... (original post)

    Next Debt Crisis May Start in Washington: Bair

    The US needs to take urgent action to cut its debt in order to prevent the next financial crisis, which may start in Washington, Sheila Bair, chair of the Federal Deposits Insurance Corp. (FDIC) wrote in an editorial in the Washington Post.

    The federal debt has doubled over the past seven years, to almost $14 trillion, and the growth is a result of both the financial crisis and the government's "unwillingness over many years to make the hard choices necessary to rein in our long-term structural deficit," Bair wrote.

    Retiring baby boomers will impact government spending heavily and this year, combined spending on Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid are expected to make up 45 percent of primary federal spending, compared with 27 percent in 1975, she explained.

    "Defense spending is similarly unsustainable, and our tax code is riddled with special-interest provisions that have little to do with our broader economic prosperity," Bair wrote. "Overly generous tax subsidies for housing and health care have contributed to rising costs and misallocation of resources."

    If no action is taken, US federal debt held by the public could rise from 62 percent of gross domestic product this year to 185 percent in 2035, she warned.

    "Eventually, this relentless federal borrowing will directly threaten our financial stability by undermining the confidence that investors have in U.S. government obligations," Bair said.

    "With more than 70 percent of US Treasury obligations held by private investors scheduled to mature in the next five years, an erosion of investor confidence would lead to sharp increases in government and private borrowing costs," she added.

    There needs to be "a bipartisan national commitment" for an austerity package of both spending cuts and tax increases over many years in order to solve the problem, according to Bair.

    "Most of the needed changes will be unpopular, and they are likely to affect every interest group in some way," she said.

    © 2010 CNBC.com URL: http://www.cnbc.com/id/40378597/

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    You have to have a willfully blind eye to write an article about out of control spending government and NOT mention Obamacare that will cost hundreds of billions more in the next ten years than the CBO was allowed to score.

  • sappstuf said... (original post)

    You have to have a willfully blind eye to write an article about out of control spending government and NOT mention Obamacare that will cost hundreds of billions more in the next ten years than the CBO was allowed to score.

    Sapp the article did mention health care but not the new medical bill specifically.

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  • FBI to guy: "Hey! Want to do a terrorist attack? Be at this place at this time. Here's a bomb. It's not fake, we totally promise!"

    Guy tries to execute plan the FBI has given him.

    FBI: "We foiled a terror plot!"

    What. A. Joke.

  • The artist formerly known as "trcsooner" here. Ready to rock... Let's get this party started.

    I recognize a lot of the old crew, but we need to get the whole family here. It'll be much more entertaining that way.

    "I'll try to carry off a little darkness on my back. Until things are brighter, I'm the Man in Black.” ~ Johnny Cash ~

  • SoonerScribe said... (original post)

    The artist formerly known as "trcsooner" here. Ready to rock... Let's get this party started.

    I recognize a lot of the old crew, but we need to get the whole family here. It'll be much more entertaining that way.

    I still owe you a smack down from the other board. sick

    Glad to see you over here trc. I think a lot of the gang went to another message board.

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  • diverdog said... (original post)

    I still owe you a smack down from the other board.

    Glad to see you over here trc. I think a lot of the gang went to another message board.

    Does that mean we won't be able to read the erudite postings of SoonerCruiser? :)

  • veritas1 said... (original post)

    Does that mean we won't be able to read the erudite postings of SoonerCruiser? :)

    I think he will sneak over to this site eventually. Right now it looks as though he is on SoonerFans. I just wish Okie and Phil were over here.

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