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51  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Jews rest assured: Brock HAS GOT our backs on: January 28, 2016, 01:46:56 PM
Since most people on this board probably read Breitbart like me, you've all seen this, but this is just too funny to pass up posting.  This is one of those "she had sex with me, I did not have sex with her" moments:

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/01/27/obama-ignores-iran-in-speech-on-antisemitism/
ff

Useful idiots need the occasional pat on the head. That is all this was.
52  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Hillbillary Clintons long, sordid, and often criminal history on: January 28, 2016, 11:57:53 AM
It is a combination of standard Clintonliespeak and Grannie Clinton's unresolved medical issues.
53  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / I blame France's lax gun laws on: January 28, 2016, 11:43:18 AM
http://nypost.com/2016/01/28/man-arrested-with-handgun-koran-at-disneyland-paris/

54  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Energy Politics & Science on: January 28, 2016, 11:42:06 AM
Imagine all the green jobs that could be created if people were paid to stand there with blow dryers...

55  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Libya on: January 28, 2016, 10:17:54 AM
We are in the best of hands.
56  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Hillbillary Clintons long, sordid, and often criminal history on: January 27, 2016, 09:06:16 PM
I wonder if it was reported in a timely manner to the proper authorities.
57  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: What a curious coincidence on: January 27, 2016, 07:54:37 PM

The blatant politicization of prosecutors and prosecutions has become something kafkaesque.
58  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Clinton lawyer represented dead voters on: January 27, 2016, 07:47:44 PM

Like illegal aliens, the dead are a Major dem voting bloc.
59  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Harry gReid likes the.combover on: January 27, 2016, 05:43:52 PM
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/2016/01/27/harry-reid-recalls-good-old-days-when-trump-did-a-fundraiser-or-two-for-me/

The combover and Mr. Cleanface.
60  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Rome's pre-emptive dhimmitude on: January 27, 2016, 05:35:56 PM

Why not just tear them down at this point?
61  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Cruz center stage on: January 27, 2016, 05:27:58 PM
http://ace.mu.nu/archives/361234.php

I like the empty podium idea.
62  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Government programs & regulations, spending, deficit, and budget process on: January 27, 2016, 04:49:32 PM
We know most of them ain't goin' to vote for Cruz Rubio or any other.

I certainly think we should all pay for college, single payer and Oscar voting rights  for all.  Vote Bernie

A Prius in every garage, an Oscar on every mantle!
63  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Sen.Ted Cruz takes on King Corn Ethanol on: January 27, 2016, 02:13:11 PM

Integrity.
64  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Cyberwar, Cyber Crime, and American Freedom on: January 27, 2016, 01:44:40 PM
We are so scroomed.
65  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Reasons for poor morale on: January 27, 2016, 01:22:31 PM

I am sure it has nothing to do with a traitorous commander in chief that has pissed away all the gains that our troops bled and died for.
66  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Are you fg kidding me?!? on: January 27, 2016, 01:18:57 PM

He obviously acted stupidly and is suspected of bias towards jihadists of color.
67  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: US Foreign Policy on: January 27, 2016, 01:16:59 PM
"They looked to the United States for leadership."

Sorry, that country has been fundamentally changed and no longer provides such things.
68  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Sen. Bernie Sanders, underwhelming on: January 27, 2016, 12:07:05 PM
Report from the Bernie Sanders appearance in St. Paul last night from a young supporter who attended:

'The rally was fun but she didn't hear anything she hadn't heard from him before.'

The media was more apparently more excited than the attendees:
http://www.startribune.com/sanders-wows-crowds-in-duluth/366619091/
http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc2/watch/live-sanders-takes-campaign-to-minnesota-609473603526
http://www.inforum.com/news/3933527-thousands-pack-bernie-sanders-campaign-events-minnesota

He's saving the dynamic stuff about class traitors and the kulaks once he makes it to the general election.
69  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: What could go wrong with Donald Trump? on: January 27, 2016, 11:35:35 AM
An intellectually lazy narcissist ? They make the best presidents! Ask any Obama supporter.


January 26, 2016:

TRUMP: Well, I think that I’m going to be able to get along with Pelosi. I think I’m going to be able to -- I’ve always had a good relationship with Nancy Pelosi. I’ve never had a problem. Reid will be gone. I always had a decent relationship with Reid, although lately, obviously, I haven’t been dealing with him so he’ll actually use my name as the ultimate -- you know, as the ultimate of the billionaires in terms of, you know, people you don’t want.

But I always had a great relationship with Harry Reid. And frankly, if I weren’t running for office I would be able to deal with her or Reid or anybody. But I think I’d be able to get along very well with Nancy Pelosi and just about everybody.

Hey, look, I think I’ll be able to get along well with Chuck Schumer. I was always very good with Schumer. I was close to Schumer in many ways. It’s important that you get along. It’s wonderful to say you’re a maverick and you’re going to stand up and close up the country and all of the things, but you have to get somebody to go along with you.

70  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: WSJ: China trying to stop currency outflows on: January 27, 2016, 11:31:26 AM

Good thing that isn't happening here.

http://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/2016/01/05/irs-gets-new-powers-to-revoke-passports.html


http://www.wsj.com/articles/china-sharpens-efforts-to-halt-money-outflow-1453898254
By Lingling Wei
Updated Jan. 27, 2016 11:58 a.m. ET
29 COMMENTS

China is ramping up efforts to halt a flood of money leaving the country in response to an economic slowdown, moves that risk undermining Beijing’s ambition to elevate the yuan’s profile on the world stage.

Its latest steps involve curbing the ability of foreign companies in China to repatriate earnings, shrinking the pool of Chinese yuan available for banks in Hong Kong to make loans, and banning yuan-based funds for overseas investments, people with direct knowledge of the matter said.

The measures, most of which haven’t been publicly disclosed, follow efforts by China’s central bank to discourage investors from betting against the yuan and to crack down on overseas money transfers.

“They’re sparing no effort to prevent capital outflows,” said a senior Chinese banking executive close to the central bank. “All the measures are the most aggressive I’ve seen in recent history.”
ENLARGE

The people with direct knowledge said the People’s Bank of China, the central bank, also is considering ways to lure money back to the country, including letting foreign residents and companies buy certificates of deposit for fixed periods. Currently they are restricted to ordinary deposit accounts.

The central bank didn’t respond to requests to comment.

The unusual moves come as China burns through foreign-exchange reserves to prop up its currency and stem an increasingly vicious cycle of easing credit, a weakening currency and fleeing capital. Too much outflow, Chinese officials say, could threaten the stability of the country’s financial system.

Just two months ago, the International Monetary Fund’s designated the yuan as one of the world’s reserve currencies, a nod to China as a global economic power. Still, Beijing is now retreating from its pledges to give markets more influence in setting the yuan’s value. Many investors say they are also concerned over what they consider to be inadequate communication by the central bank.

The last time central bank Gov. Zhou Xiaochuan spoke publicly was in early September, when he sought to reassure central bankers and finance ministers from the Group of 20 large economies that the rout in China’s stock markets was nearing an end.

Investors and analysts have questioned the government’s commitment to market liberalization following Beijing’s attempts to prop up the stock market this past summer and, more recently, sending mixed signals over yuan policy.

“China is aggressively reinserting capital controls,” said Scott Kennedy, a deputy director at Center for Strategic & International Studies, a bipartisan think tank in Washington. “It appears China has for the foreseeable future given up on the goal of substantial exchange-rate liberalization.”

The most obvious sign of China’s effort to stem capital outflows is a precipitous drop in its foreign-exchange reserves, which by December had fallen by about $700 billion from a record of nearly $4 trillion in mid-2014.

China had steadily accumulated reserves since the mid-1990s as its exports boomed. But the flow reversed after China devalued the yuan in mid-August, prompting the central bank to use its reserves to defend the currency. The risk was that a sharp fall could spark capital flight, as yuan-denominated assets become less attractive to hold.

In its latest efforts, the central bank instructed banks on the mainland to require more detailed documentation from corporate customers to remit profits back to their home countries. “The process is way more stringent than before,” said a U.S. property developer who has investments in Shanghai.

Meanwhile, the central bank on Monday started to impose reserve requirements on Hong Kong-based yuan deposits parked by offshore banks at a Bank of China Ltd. unit, said the people familiar with the matter.

Many foreign banks said they were surprised by the action since the reserve requirements previously applied only to yuan deposits held by offshore banks on the mainland, according to the people.

The new rule effectively reduces the amount of yuan funds in Hong Kong’s banking system by about 150 billion yuan ($23 billion), estimates China economist Larry Hu at Macquarie Securities, a Sydney-based investment bank. Yuan deposits total about 1 trillion yuan in Hong Kong.

“The central bank is squeezing liquidity in Hong Kong so it will be more expensive to wager against the yuan offshore,” Mr. Hu said.

In another effort aimed at limiting fund outflows, the central bank recently urged mainland banks to sharply raise the interest rates on any loans taken out by banks operating in Hong Kong for lending, the people said.

That has discouraged Hong Kong banks from taking yuan-based funds from the mainland, effectively making it all-but impossible to continue their yuan-lending business abroad.

“The offshore yuan-lending business is dead,” an executive at one of China’s top four state banks said.

The central bank has also forbidden foreign asset managers, including hedge funds and private-equity firms, from raising yuan-based funds aimed for overseas investment. That reversed previous efforts to promote yuan internationalization.

Write to Lingling Wei at lingling.wei@wsj.com
71  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Re: Global Warming on: January 27, 2016, 11:14:53 AM
It may be my subpar intellect, but I'd like someone to explain to me how it is "global warming" when it is snowing in the middle of Mexico.

Maybe it's just me.  afro

I also have an intellect unable to comprehend this.  Anecdotal evidence can support global warming, but not refute it.

Actual data proves all alarmist models wrong.

The temperatures and oceans rise more in a day than they do in a century.

It is why the warmist cult has had to rebrand it as "climate CHAOS"!  shocked
72  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Noam Chomsky on: January 27, 2016, 11:11:28 AM
Typical liberal Jew with his new religion - being a good Democrat.   The Republicans are worse than Hitler and are out to destroy the world and are the biggest threat to civilization:

http://www.salon.com/2016/01/27/noam_chomsky_the_gop_is_a_threat_to_human_survival_partner/

Those EVIL Republicans.  Hate "mongers", war "mongers", for the evil rich, out to trample the entire planet, intolerant bigots.  Did I forget anything?

Funny how Chomsky has become a multimillionaire selling Marxism. That seems to be left out in most all reporting on him.
73  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Blood coming out of his whatever on: January 27, 2016, 10:03:24 AM
I hear sand can do that.
74  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Former SEAL lawmaker question Iranian capture of sailors on: January 27, 2016, 04:44:53 AM
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/ex-seal-lawmaker-capture-of-sailors-doesnt-add-up/article/2581529

Would they lie to us?
75  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / How a spy would do it on: January 26, 2016, 12:23:39 PM
http://ace.mu.nu/archives/361209.php

Tradecraft.
76  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Pension crisis hard truths on: January 26, 2016, 11:40:14 AM
http://www.city-journal.org/2016/26_1_pensions.html

Unviable.
77  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Glenn Reynolds: Forecast of distrust with a chance of revolution on: January 26, 2016, 11:19:33 AM
http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2016/01/25/glenn-reynolds-polling-confidence-government-obama-elections-column/79264470/

When Americans have more faith in the military than the political class, democracy is in trouble.
78  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Donald Trump on: January 26, 2016, 09:17:14 AM
GM - I thought about what you said last night, especially the narcisist portion of it, and I find it to be quite correct.

I think you just swayed me on Trump. He is a narcisist, and perhaps we need someone in office that has a bit more humility.


Those who would lead us deserve the strictest vetting. We fail to do so at our peril.
79  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / The search engine for webcams on: January 26, 2016, 09:06:09 AM
http://www.vocativ.com/news/275331/the-search-engine-for-webcams
80  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: IRS destroying evidence again on: January 25, 2016, 05:17:53 PM

Must have the same get out of jail free card issued to Lois Lerner.
81  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Donald Trump on: January 25, 2016, 04:50:43 PM
It's funny to watch people attempt to slam someone that is worth a conservative 4.5 Billion, as though he "rambles to himself."

**Trump chose his father well. Most people don't have the forethought to be born to a New York multimillionaire.

One also has to remember, that Trump is selling a popular brand to a pissed off (and rightfully so) public.

**Yes, despite what he did and said for years, now he is a conservative, depending when and where you catch him. Is the public pissed? Yes and rightly so, but the cure for 8 years of a narcissistic personality unfit for the office isn't another narcissist unqualified for the job.

Not everyone that ever served a dictator, did so unwillingly.... there was oftentimes, mass public approval....

**I am unaware of this leading to a happy ending, ever in human history.

A good section of the rightful owners of the American States, have had it with the politically correct and systematic raffling off of the country, giving it away to illegals, and others still, attempting to subvert the freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution.

**I have myself, but we must avoid getting sucked into a cult of personality in our anger.

Maybe a dictator with American first values is precisely what the country needs and let the losers beware (or three zones, Liberal, Conservative, and Free). I support that fully. I am far from alone.
82  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Donald Trump on: January 25, 2016, 09:23:46 AM
A Rush comment on Trump.  When he repeats himself he is trying to figure out what to say next, not reiterating the point.  This is not a slam, just advice on how to listen to him.  I noticed it again when he appeared on Meet the dePressed yesterday.

He reminds me in that of Joe Biden.  When he would repeat himself over and over in the VP debates for emphasis, he was always wrong.  Trump does it instead of silence or saying uh or um.  It works for him, he is obviously he is a very successful speaker.  Just don't think that his repetition of a statement means double or triple emphasis.  It doesn't.  Sometimes it means just the opposite.

It'll be great to watch American policy shaped by stream of consciousness ramblings.
83  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Cognitive Dissonance of the Republicans on: January 25, 2016, 09:21:09 AM
George Will Sunday, may be too late to stop Trump.

George Will last week, ruthlessly ripping Rubio, one of only two who could conceivably still beat Trump, without offering anything new against him.

Mark Levin appeared with Trump on his rise before discovering he is no conservative.

Sean Hannity, fellow New Yorker, is a friend of Trump, has defended him against all charges.

Hugh Hewitt, who walked back his comments that Trump doesn't have the temperament in order to stay as a debate questioner.  Now has Trump on as the lead interview anytime he wants to come on the show.  Calls him the best interview in radio, meaning ratings and attention.

Rush Limbaugh is a personal friend of Trump, has defended him from the beginning.  Without favoring him he always sounds like he favors him.  The worst part is that he has spent >50% of his show supporting Trump since entering the race (though I would assume he politically favors Cruz).

Now try to walk all of this back with a week to go...

We are going to get served a big Shiite sandwich and we will all be required to take a bite.
84  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Invest! on: January 25, 2016, 08:24:31 AM
http://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2016/01/25/buy-ammo-n2109112/page/full

Buy Ammo
Kurt Schlichter | Jan 25, 2016



I have never, ever had anyone tell me that he had too much ammunition.  Not in a combat zone, not in a civil disaster, not even in peacetime.  Never.  Nor have I lived through a time where our governing class was so deeply corrupt, so utterly foolish, and so dangerously focused on the perpetuation of its own power that it risked bringing down everything we have built not merely in the United States but in the entire West.

Right now, if you are watching the news, you have questions about the future.  And the answer to all of them is to buy ammo.

Buying ammo is a no-lose proposition.  Look, the worst thing that happens if you buy more ammo is that you have more ammo.  Plus, much of our consumer ammo is made by hardworking Americans, and many of those ammo makers are located in red states where the right to keep and bear arms is celebrated and respected.  So you’re helping fellow conservative Americans, which is good.  And you’re infuriating people like that sanctimonious, Second Amendment-hating incompetent infesting the White House, which is great.

Of course, buying ammo presumes you have already fulfilled your duty as a law-abiding, able-bodied American citizen and obtained sufficient firearms for the defense of yourself, your family, your community, and your Constitution.  I can’t tell you how many people in the last year have confessed to me that they have finally decided to visit their local gun seller to do what they had put off for far too long and transition from sheep to sheepdog.

A handgun and a long weapon per adult is merely the minimum.  We call that “a good start.”  Now, while you can really efficiently carry only two weapons at once, when all hell breaks loose you’re going to have friends who were the grasshopper to your ant and did not prepare for winter.  You may wish to share the contents of your armory with them when the time comes; keep in mind that the only thing in a gunfight that’s better than having a black combat rifle is having your buddy there to provide supporting fire with a black combat rifle. 

Or a shotgun – diversity is a good thing.

Don’t forget training.  Malpractice with a weapon is a bad thing, particularly when the foolishness of our leaders has led to the kind of chaos where hospitals are deserted and antibiotics are hard to come by.  I oversaw the weapons training of at least 20,000 troops over my career (Sergeants actually do the training; officers oversee the planning, resourcing, and big picture range operations, then find their sharpest sergeant to run them through some refresher drills so they can shoot “Expert” when they hit the firing line and qualify in front of everyone).  I am a big fan of weapons training.  You need to learn safety, and you also need to learn how to hit what you are shooting at.  Don’t be like the gangbanging, side-shooting nimrods in Democrat inner cities who can’t hit the other scumbags they’re shooting at and instead take out nice ladies walking home from church.  Having lots of ammo on hand facilitates training.

Now, many of our urban liberal friends will not understand why we insist on ensuring that we have plenty of guns and ammo.  They are, not coincidentally, the same urban liberals who don’t understand how creating economic and political chaos by screwing up the economy, coddling crooks, allowing unrestricted immigration, refusing to defeat our enemies, and frittering away the rule of law all act to undermine this wonderful island of relative peace and stability we call the United States.  The über-beta editor of a well-known liberal website once chided me on Twitter for pointing out the fact that civilization walks on a tightrope over a chasm of chaos, telling me I was essentially nuts for thinking this could all fall apart much faster and much more violently than any of us imagine.  But I was not nuts.  I was remembering.  I was remembering Los Angeles on fire during the Rodney King riots.  I spent three weeks on the streets with the Army during that little life lesson based out of an armory south of I-10 and east of the 405.  Let’s just say that it was a looty, shooty area.  So I don’t need chaos lessons from some tweedy femboy, nor do you.  It may not be apocalypse now, but it could very well be apocalypse soon.

Do you think our elite is going to protect you during the next “uprising?”  Remember, it’s a “riot” only if elite liberals are at risk like they were when Beverly Hills got threatened; it’s an “uprising” if only you are.  Remember that “stand down” order in Baltimore?

Do you think the Iranians and our other enemies haven’t been watching Team Feckless in inaction and thought about popping off a hot rock or two a hundred miles above Kansas City to fry all our wonderful electronic gizmos with EMP?  A couple days after our logistics networks go down those urban hipsters are going to learn what really constitutes a “food desert.”

Do you think a country this politically divided can’t devolve into violence?  People in Kosovo were pretty sure everything was hunky dory while Tito was alive.  People resolved their differences through the institutions.  And then Tito died, and the game changed.  In just a few years, it became very bad. 

Right now we have a president who thinks he can ignore or modify the law unilaterally, justifying it with the baffling argument that he shouldn’t have to ask Congress because Congress will just say “No” – which I always thought was kind of the point of checks and balances.   So what happens when President Clinton, who identified you and me and the 50% of Americans who aren’t her supporters as her enemies, decides she gets to make her own laws because, well, she knows better and feels like it?  Nothing good.

But deterrence is a wonderful thing.  An armed, trained populace is not only prepared for when things go bad, but the fact that it is armed and trained makes it much less likely that things will go bad in the first place.  Last year, Americans voted for liberty by buying well over 15 million new guns.  That’s roughly 40,000 a day, every day.  That’s enough to arm three infantry divisions. 

Every.  Single.  Day.

Just don’t forget to buy ammo.
85  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Sen.Ted Cruz on: January 24, 2016, 06:18:46 PM
I like Cruz but I don't think his appeal is large enough to win.  His rival Trump puts it in stronger terms than that.

One hit against him is that of the other 99 Senators and the other 53 Republican Senators, none of his colleagues have endorsed him.  Further, none of the 32 Republican Governors have endorsed Cruz at this point.

Confucious say (okay, Doug says):  A leader without followers is not a leader.

(Meanwhile Rubio has endorsements from Darrel Issa, Trey Gowdy, Kristi Noem, Mia Love, Cory Gardner, Mike Pompeo and Iowa Senator Joni Ernst.
http://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/2016-endorsement-primary/#endorsements

Someone who isn't part of the DC machine? That's an endorsement to me.
86  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: IMF: Venezuelan inflation to reach 720% on: January 24, 2016, 12:01:23 PM
Good thing that could never happen here.

Quote
The debate took place against the backdrop of more grim economic news as the International Monetary Fund predicted that inflation in Venezuela would more than double in 2016, reaching 720 percent.

Venezuela congress nixes Maduro request for emergency powers
Associated Press By HANNAH DREIER
January 22, 2016 5:58 PM

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's opposition-led congress on Friday rejected President Nicolas Maduro's request for emergency powers amid a plunging national economy, the depths of which were dramatized by an IMF estimate that inflation this year will top 700 percent.

Ruling party and opposition lawmakers accused each other of trying to run the country into the ground in the first major congressional debate Venezuela has seen in more than a decade. Critics of the socialist revolution kicked off by late President Hugo Chavez took control of congress last month for the first time in 17 years.

Maduro had proposed an economic emergency decree that would give him expanded authority for 60 days. In the past, when it was dominated by first Chavez's and then Maduro's allies, congress made a habit of approving these kinds of exceptional powers.

The opposition argues that Maduro is responsible for raging inflation and chronic shortages dogging daily life here, and is promising to oust him within six months.

The debate took place against the backdrop of more grim economic news as the International Monetary Fund predicted that inflation in Venezuela would more than double in 2016, reaching 720 percent.

The South American nation already suffers from the world's highest inflation and a crushing recession. The IMF estimates that prices rose 275 percent last year in Venezuela, while the economy contracted by 10 percent.

Ahead of the final vote on his decree, Maduro announced he had approved a change that will allow the country's small export sector to use a more favorable currency exchange rate. He scolded opposition activists for "turning their back on the country."

"They're bent on the politics of sterile confrontation," he said as state television began promoting the slogan "irresponsible opposition."

Opposition leaders rejected the decree as a trap intended to make them look intransigent and unwilling to fix the economy.

"We're not closing any doors. On the contrary, today we opened the door to a serious discussion," majority leader Julio Borges said. "We're not looking to double down on the same policies that got us into this crisis. What we need is real change."

http://news.yahoo.com/imf-venezuela-inflation-surpass-700-percent-142019388--finance.html

87  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: He will hire only the best! on: January 24, 2016, 11:27:43 AM

https://pjmedia.com/trending/2016/01/24/trump-spox-has-history-of-bizarre-bigoted-tweets/?singlepage=true

Only the best!
88  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / The recovery is a myth on: January 24, 2016, 08:52:39 AM
http://www.businessinsider.com/recovery-is-a-myth-2016-1

89  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Immigration going swimmingly in EuRAPEia on: January 23, 2016, 09:54:23 PM
http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/01/22/locals-fled-pool-after-migrants-masturbated-into-jacuzzi-defecated-into-kids-pool-molested-bathers/

90  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / He will hire only the best! on: January 23, 2016, 06:39:09 PM
http://hotair.com/archives/2016/01/23/oops-trump-campaign-ad-highlights-veterans-of-russia/comment-page-1/#comments

Competence.
91  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: US rescue team turned back on: January 23, 2016, 01:05:14 PM

92  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / It's not rape if... on: January 23, 2016, 07:56:57 AM
93  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: US rescue team turned back on: January 23, 2016, 01:30:59 AM

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2016/01/reliving-3-hours.php
94  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: National Review against Trump on: January 22, 2016, 09:42:50 AM

Because he is not a conservative.
95  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Imam says perfume caused sexual assaults on: January 21, 2016, 11:36:00 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3408033/Muslim-cleric-says-Cologne-sex-attacks-victims-fault-wore-PERFUME.html#reader-comments

EuRAPEia.
96  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Repub would vote for Sanders before Cruz on: January 21, 2016, 09:04:57 PM

This is the face of the problem.
97  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: US Economics, the stock market , and other investment/savings strategies on: January 21, 2016, 09:03:02 PM
Did he give any reason why he thinks this isn't 2008?
98  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: US Economics, the stock market , and other investment/savings strategies on: January 21, 2016, 05:13:04 PM
FWIW David Gordon, a name known to some here, is confident that we are not in the middle of another 2008.


Why?
99  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Energy Politics & Science on: January 21, 2016, 05:12:09 PM
That is correct.  Trump is for ethanol subsidies-- which are quite popular in Iowa, and Cruz has the character to stand against them.

Cruz has character. Trump has a nifty combover.
100  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Political Rants & interesting thought pieces on: January 21, 2016, 11:10:34 AM
Of course the (C)rats are out in force making this into a national political issue against the Republican governor.  I have not heard that while 8,000 plus were "exposed" only 45 or so have tested positive elevated lead levels.   I don't hear Hillary saying that Brock refused to declare a state of emergency as requested by the Governor.  While this warrants and immediate reaction, cause for concern, study this is not the disaster the Dems want to make this out to.  Here we go with the class actions.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2016/01/19/michigan-flint-water-contamination/78996052/

http://hotair.com/archives/2016/01/19/epa-chief-we-did-our-job-in-the-flint-water-disaster/

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