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    Quote Originally Posted by jimzinsocal View Post
    This deal again...seems like clockwork...yet another study

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011...est=latestnews

    For me the mechanics of what happened are settled business and the only curiousity remaining is who devised the plan to begin with.
    He must of been the greatest shot ever recorded. Ive seen navy seals try to reproduce his assassination and have not been able to reproduce the shots as fired in the time frame given.

    I imagine this is one thing that we will never know exactly what happened. That being said, im pretty sure he wasnt acting alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimzinsocal View Post
    Thinking like this..makes my skin crawl. Thoughts about gas taxation etc

    http://www.cnn.com/2011/11/18/travel...html?hpt=hp_c2

    I can say an increase by a few cents would bother us less than the stupid over thought alternatives.
    Yeah, I saw that earlier today and a few times over the past few months. Pure phuking insanity. Who do those stupid MF's in office think they are to even entertain such crap?

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    Re: Rolleyes News of The Day

    Quote Originally Posted by jimzinsocal View Post
    Thinking like this..makes my skin crawl. Thoughts about gas taxation etc

    http://www.cnn.com/2011/11/18/travel...html?hpt=hp_c2

    I can say an increase by a few cents would bother us less than the stupid over thought alternatives.
    I have an idea. Stop bailing out over sea banks and worry about our own infrastructure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimzinsocal View Post
    Ya ill add another to that one. I really don't know what goes through these peoples head's.

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    They won't be satisfied until we have a Full Blown Nanny State.

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    ^^^
    Welcome to the new Oceania

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    I hadnt realised th extent of this..unused wind turbines

    http://blogs.dailymail.com/donsurber/archives/46519

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    ^^^ Ya gotta wonder... what did the windmill advocates expect to happen to these steel towers, with mechanical gizmos on top, when their time ran out? Did they expect these contraptions to have a 100 year life? Did they expect the owners to willingly hire cranes and equipment to disassemble them? That would be dreamy.

    I wonder, while driving through the Altamont Pass, how many of the older mills are simply spinning on their bearings because leaving 'em that way would be cheaper than taking them down. And how many of the non-spinners are simply frozen up.

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    Europe Bans Airport Body Scanners For "Health and Safety" Concerns

    The European Union issued a ruling this week that bans X-ray body scanners in all European airports. According to the European Commission, the agency charged with enforcing the ruling across the EU’s 27 member nations, the prohibition is necessary “in order not to risk jeopardizing citizens’ health and safety.”

    X-ray body scanners, which use “backscatter” ionized radiation technology, emit enough radiation to theoretically damage DNA and cause cancer. While the level of radiation is extremely low, some studies have found that over time a small number of cancer cases could result from scanning millions of people a year. Statistically the incidence is minuscule, but it’s a possibility nonetheless.

    Instead of X-ray scanners, European airports will use millimeter-wave scanners that utilize low-energy radio waves. So far, no credible studies have linked radio wave exposure to cancer.

    In the U.S., the TSA uses both types of scanners: 250 X-ray scanners and 264 millimeter wave scanners. Controversy surrounding use of the scanners has focused mainly on privacy concerns, and it would seem that the potential health risks of the technology have been largely downplayed in the interest of security.

    In response to the EU ruling, the TSA offered a different flavor of statistics showing that since January 2010, more than 300 dangerous or illegal items have been found on passengers as a direct result of using X-ray body scanners.

    Earlier this month, a PBS Newshour/ProPublica report accused various agencies within the U.S. government of glossing over cancer risks when the scanners were rolled out. According to the report, radiation experts convened by the Food and Drug Administration started raising concerns over use of the technology in 1998 when only 20 machines were in operation throughout the entire country.
    http://www.forbes.com/sites/daviddis...fety-concerns/

    The part is that the EU is now more worried about personal safety then the United States .

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    CNN again continuing to make it all about some imagined disparity. Not enough government made it possible for not so wealthy kids to go to college but now... http://money.cnn.com/2011/11/21/news....htm?iid=HP_LN

    Does it occur to anyone that perhaps in upscale families the concept of education is higher in relative importance? Maybe this is a reflection of how a kid is brought up as opposed to some "problem" with society?
    Look at it another way: Lets take pro sports. Not everyone is pro sports material...does that mean there is something "wrong" that some simply dont make the grade? It the problem with pro sports? I dont think so.
    Maybe what folks invision as fair is some Harrison Bergeron society.

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    ^^^

    Agreed..

    Its the person, not the education.

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    More on those windymills... when the Dutch say they're not viable, y'all might wanna rethink things... they've kinda got a history with both windmills and supported things with socialist buckaroonies... so when the Dutch toss in the windmill towel... well, that says something.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/...7AF1JM20111116

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    ^^^

    It will start billing consumers and companies in January 2013 and simultaneously launch a system under which investors will be able to apply to participate in renewable energy projects.

    But the new billing system will reap only a third of what was previously available to the industry in subsidies -- the government forecasts 1.5 billion euros every year -- while the pricing scale of the investment plan makes it more likely that interested par
    When will people learn. If there government has to take someone else's money to make a project work. It isn't financially feasible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Invictus View Post
    ^^^



    When will people learn. If there government has to take someone else's money to make a project work. It isn't financially feasible.
    Never. Far too many people think the gubberment is the cure for all ills. Leave it to gubberment to force you to invest in doomed to fail/pie in the sky enviroweenie wet dreams you would not willingly sink a nickel into. I'd like to plant my "carbon footprint" right up algore's fat ass.
    "The most dangerous myth is the demagoguery that business can be made to pay a larger share, thus relieving the individual. Politicians preaching this are either deliberately dishonest, or economically illiterate, and either one should scare us...
    Only people pay taxes, and people pay as consumers every tax that is assessed against a business."


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