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  1. They should give Al Gore or Michael Moore a call, they will give them a dishonest answer!
  2. It's being released later this year, it's called 'Wendy does Hillary' Hillary Clinton is taking the lead role, Bill will be on vacation with Jennifer Flowers!
  3. New study says threat of man-made global warming greatly exaggerated By Doug McKelway Published September 19, 2013FoxNews.com A peer-reviewed climate change study released Wednesday by the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change finds the threat of man-made global warming to be not only greatly exaggerated but so small as to be “embedded within the background variability of the natural climate system” and not dangerous. Armed with the new findings, Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee grilled administration environmental policy officials about the economic consequences of its aggressive regulatory crackdown on the fossil fuel industry. The 1,000 page study was the work of 47 scientists and scholars examining many of the same journals and studies that the United Nations International Panel on Climate Change (UNIPCC) examined, producing entirely different conclusions. "This volume provides the scientific balance that is missing from the overly alarmist reports from the IPCC, which are highly selective in their review of climate science," the authors write. The study was done under the auspices of the Heartland Institute, which claims it "has no formal attachment to or sponsorship from any government or governmental agency." The Heartland Institute’s president, Joseph Bast, said of the study, "The big issue in the global warming debate is how large is the human impact on climate. And this report shows that it is very small, that natural variability, the variability that's caused by natural cycles of the sun and other factors, way outweigh anything the human impact could have." The report comes in advance of the expected release later this month of a new U.N. report on climate change. Leaked drafts of that report show surface temperature increases have been statistically insignificant for the last 15 years, and that Antarctic sea ice is increasing, not decreasing. In addition, new satellite measurements of Arctic sea ice show it has increased this year. At the House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing Wednesday, Republicans particularly wanted to know what President Obama planned to do to address those fossil fuel workers who've lost their jobs as a result of administration policy. In a major address at Georgetown University last June, Obama promised there would be a special plan for those workers. "So I would ask either one of you what are the special plans in the president's action plan to help address these people who are losing their jobs, " Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-Ky.) asked EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. "I'm not familiar with the details of those plans, but I am familiar from reading the climate action plan that the president sees this as both a challenge and an economic opportunity," McCarthy replied. That exchange led to a testy retort by Ralph Hall (R-Tex.). "You got a better answer than I received from Mrs. McCarthy about a year ago before the science committee," Hall told McCarthy. "I may have asked you a question you didn't like and your answer was, ‘I'm not in the business of creating jobs.’” Committee Democrats, along with McCarthy and Moniz, set out to counter Republican skepticism about the impact of climate change. "The evidence is overwhelming and the science is clear," said Moniz. "The threat from climate change is real and urgent. The basic science behind climate change is simple. Carbon dioxide makes the earth warmer, and we are admitting more and more of it into the atmosphere." Moniz added that any stabilization of surface temperatures in recent years was an indication of a "hiatus" of global warming, not an end to global warming. Told of Moniz's remarks, astrophysicist Willy Soon, one of the NIPCC's leading scientists, reacted incredulously. "So tell us when is it going to rise again?” he asked. “This is a question that not only me, as a scientist, is asking , but all the lay persons should begin asking." The Heartland Institute's Bast told Fox News that there are no climate models used by proponents of global warming that predict a lull in warming. "Point to the model that predicted this hiatus," he said. "No increase in violent weather , no increase in hurricanes. All of this and we're still supposed to believe the models... models they picked because they supported their political interests, not because they represented good science."
  4. God, do I feel sorry for William 1444 convoluted thinking process, I am sorry that his mother dropped him on his head at such an early age!!!!
  5. Are you freaking stupid! Do you think a little birdie came to my window when you posted at 6:00am and told me to wake up and respond to your post? Get a life please. At 6:00am my blond girlfriend was servicing me! Now go and hump your boyfriend! Holmes was being treated for a mental disorder known as 'LIBERALISM', hence he was a democrat! It was a serious mental disorder where they hear voices say 'Praise Obama' all the time. A good example of this was the Navy Yard shooter who was also a Obama supporter. In simplier terms that a first grader can understand is 2+2=4. Get it?
  6. Dano just got his new Obamaphone and is trying to reach Tommy!
  7. Obama to the American people: Raising the debt ceiling doesn't increase debt Rick Moran This is President Obama in all his sneeringly condescending glory: "Now, this debt ceiling -- I just want to remind people in case you haven't been keeping up -- raising the debt ceiling, which has been done over a hundred times, does not increase our debt; it does not somehow promote profligacy. All it does is it says you got to pay the bills that you've already racked up, Congress. It's a basic function of making sure that the full faith and credit of the United States is preserved." Obama went on to suggest that "the average person" mistakenly thinks that raising the debt ceiling means the U.S. is racking up more debt: "It's always a tough vote because the average person thinks raising the debt ceiling must mean that we're running up our debt, so people don't like to vote on it, and, typically, there's some gamesmanship in terms of making the President's party shoulder the burden of raising the -- taking the vote." Get that? You're too stupid to understand this government stuff so just trust me when I say that raising the debt celing is really a good thing because it ensures the full faith and credit of the US. After that...ooops! I mean, we can't help it if we raise the debt ceiling by 2 trillion dollars and lo and behold, Congress goes and overspends that 2 trillion, thus adding to the debt. But that extra 2 trillion added to our national debt wasn't because we raised the debt ceiling, right? By this time, the "average person" thinks Obama is a putz when it comes to economics. With statements like that, who can blame them?
  8. What??? Did your mommy take away your allowance this week???????????
  9. Probe launched over claim that elite Capitol Police unit blocked from Navy Yard massacre Published September 18, 2013FoxNews.com The board that oversees the U.S. Capitol Police has opened an investigation into whether a tactical team of officers that was one of the first on the scene during the Washington Navy Yard shooting was ordered to stand down. Several sources confirmed the probe to Fox News. The investigation follows reports that a highly trained and specialized Capitol Police team arrived soon after the shooting started, but was told by a supervisor to leave the scene. The BBC, which first reported on the allegation, quoted a Capitol Police "source" as claiming "lives may have been saved" if the team could have intervened. Aaron Alexis killed 12 people at the Washington Navy yard before he, too, was killed. The emerging allegations raise questions as to whether the tactical team could have stepped in earlier to stop the violence. U.S. Capitol Police Chief Kim Dine said the force "offered and provided mutual support and assistance" on Monday, and that there is a "preliminary investigation into the allegations presented." House Administration Committee Chairwoman Candice Miller, R-Mich., also said she's been advised "there is currently an active investigation into the allegation." According to the BBC, the Metropolitan Police Department -- the police force for Washington, D.C. -- is denying the claims. One MPD officer was also wounded in the shooting. But an official with the Capitol Police union said the Containment and Emergency Response Team (Cert) -- the tactical team in question -- trains for active shooter situations. They reportedly arrived near the scene within minutes of the report of an active shooter going out and were armed with HK-416 assault weapons. The Capitol Police Board, which is investigating, consists of House Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving, Senate Sergeant at Arms Terry Gainer, Architect of the Capitol Stephen Ayers and Dine. The House and Senate assumed radically different security postures later in the day Monday, with Gainer ordering the Senate on a lockdown in the late afternoon, while the House remained open. The board has set up a "fact review team" to investigate the Capitol Police response. The results are due no later than Oct. 21.
  10. House conservatives submit bill to replace 'ObamaCare,' amid 'defund' fight Published September 18, 2013 A group of House conservatives introduced legislation Wednesday that members say will replace ObamaCare and its “unworkable” taxes and mandates with a plan that expands tax breaks for Americans who buy their own insurance. Under the proposal endorsed by the 175-member Republican Study Committee, Americans who purchase coverage through state-run exchanges can claim a $7,500 deduction against their income and payroll taxes, regardless of the cost of the insurance. Families could deduct $20,000. The plan -- which appears to be congressional Republicans' first comprehensive alternative to President Obama's health care overhaul -- also increases government funding for high-risk pools. The plan serves as a rebuttal to Obama's claims that Republicans just want to eliminate the health law and are no longer interested in replacing it. And it comes as House Republicans, on a different track, prepare to vote on a budget bill that would also de-fund the existing health care law. Democrats have vowed to oppose that bill, warning the strategy risks a government shutdown, with funding set to expire by Oct. 1. Roughly 75 percent of rank-and-file House Republicans are on the study committee, and the new legislation is being formally presented at a time when leaders of the GOP-led chamber have yet to advance any comprehensive alternative to ObamaCare. Lawmakers have voted more than 40 times on repealing part or all of the 2010 law, despite Republicans vowing over the past three years to "repeal and replace" the existing law. “We can lower health care costs and fix real problems without a government-run system that puts unelected Washington bureaucrats between you and your doctor,” said Louisiana Republican Rep. Steve Scalise, the committee chairman. Scalise also said the group wants an alternative that lowers health care costs and increases access and is going to push for a full House vote, which would call for a full repeal of ObamaCare that Republicans have opposed from the start. House Speaker John Boehner said on Wednesday that chamber Republicans will pass a budget bill this week that withholds funding for ObamaCare. The effort stands little chance in the Democratic-controlled Senate, setting up a showdown that could push the government toward a partial shutdown at the end of the month. Funding to operate the federal government runs out at the end of September. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said the House will also push to delay the health care law for a year as part of a plan to extend the government's ability to borrow. He said debt ceiling talks will include a path forward on tax reform and approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. Rep. Phil Roe, R-Tenn., who led a small group that drafted the study committee measure, said the tax deduction would ensure that individuals and families enjoy "the same buying power" as employers who are permitted to deduct the cost of coverage they provide to their workers. He also said the commitment of $25 billion over 10 years to defray the cost of coverage for high-risk patients would ease a problem caused when funding provided under Obama's plan ran out. Premiums in the high-risk pools would be capped at twice the average cost of insurance sold in the state. Individuals with pre-existing conditions who already have coverage would generally be permitted to shift existing insurance without fear of losing it. The legislation also includes expanded access to health savings accounts, which are tax-preferred accounts used to pay medical expenses by consumers enrolled in high-deductible coverage plans. The RSC legislation includes a number of proposals that Republicans long have backed to expand access and hold down the cost of health care, including features that permit companies to sell policies across state lines and that let small businesses join together to seek better rates from insurers. In addition, awards for pain and suffering, emotional distress and similar noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases would be capped at $250,000, unless a state had a higher cap. No overall cost estimates for the bill were available. The legislation contains no provision to assure insurance coverage for millions of lower-income Americans who are scheduled under current law to be enrolled in Medicaid, a state-federal health care program for the poor. Nor are there replacements for several of the requirements the current law imposes on insurance companies, including one that requires them to retain children up to the age of 26 on their parents' coverage plan and another barring lifetime limits on coverage. Internal divisions have plagued Republicans this year as they struggle to produce alternatives to the Obama plan. Legislation backed by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., to increase funding for high-risk pools was pulled without a vote after some conservatives objected to improving ObamaCare at a time when they want to repeal it. Obama and Democrats frequently criticize Republicans for focusing so much attention on repeal efforts without coming up with an alternative.
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