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1  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / % of Muslimists in Philippines on: Today at 08:01:39 AM
I always thought of Philippines as a Christian nation .

It is :

from Wikipedia - the breakdown of population by religion:

92% Christianity
5.57% Islam
2.43% others
2  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Sorry but this is just plain rude on: Today at 07:16:14 AM
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/larissa-waters-breastfeed-parliament_us_594d8975e4b05c37bb76830d?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009

3  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Tax Policy on: Today at 06:56:32 AM
CD,

won't let me see article without subscribing.

Is it referring to the mortgage interest tx deduction?
4  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / triple crown threat? on: Today at 06:37:09 AM
https://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/stats/

Would be only the second one in the last 50 yrs:

http://www.baseball-reference.com/awards/triple_crowns.shtml
5  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Si, se puede! on: Today at 06:09:46 AM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C3%AD_se_puede
6  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / make health bill more conservative on: June 24, 2017, 08:54:34 PM


Making the House Health Bill More Conservative
By Bobby Jindal
 
President Trump has finally achieved unity and consensus in our nation’s capital. Pundits, Republican and Democrat members of Congress, and the media all seem to agree that everything must stop so that we can endlessly speculate on Russia, special counsels, the FBI, the last election, and criminal charges. Nonsense. Voters elected President Trump and the Republican majorities in Congress to drain the swamp, i.e., to make big and fundamental changes in the direction of our country. Let Mueller, and the appropriate Congressional committees, talk to Comey, Flynn, and even Putin if they want, but in the meantime, do not let Democrats run out the clock. Our country faces too many dire challenges, thanks in large part to the Obama years, that must be addressed now. Congress is, despite its earned reputation, actually capable of walking and chewing gum at the same time. I have a radical idea – why don’t our political leaders do what they promised when they asked for our votes just a few months ago? They could start by actually repealing and replacing Obamacare.

Now that the House has finally passed its health care legislation, attention turns toward the Senate. House leadership claimed certain popular provisions could not be added, e.g., allowing the sale of insurance across state lines, and other unpopular provisions could not be removed, e.g., the special treatment for Members of Congress and their staff, to ensure rapid Senate approval of the House legislation. Despite these assurances and compromises, Republican Senators are now talking about writing their own legislation. While the House compromise that allows states the option to apply for a federal waiver to repeal many of Obamacare’s regulations disappointed conservatives wanting a full repeal, early indications from the Senate are their changes will be to make the legislation less and not more conservative. (Indeed, why not at least require states to apply to keep, rather than to replace, Obamacare’s regulations?)

Senate Republicans should adopt as their guideposts the conservative goals of reducing federal spending, dependence on subsidies, and government intrusion. President Obama’s unprecedented Medicaid expansion to cover millions of able bodied adults violates all three. It wasn’t that long ago when Republicans were in near unanimous agreement that reducing welfare rolls, through policies like time limits and work requirements, was a positive thing. A safety net should be provided for the neediest amongst us, but it should be temporary, targeted, and locally governed.

Senate Republicans should strengthen the House bill’s provisions by giving states even more flexibility to design and run their Medicaid programs. Multi-year federal grants for states should be tied to some measures of eligibility, but not simply to enrollment. Just as states currently benefit when they reduce their welfare rolls, they should not be rewarded for keeping people on Medicaid longer than necessary or punished for encouraging individuals to afford private coverage. States should also have the flexibility and financial incentives to design wrap-around coverage or premium assistance plans rather than one size fits all benefits packages that often crowd out private coverage. Current rules technically allow but actually discourage states from pursuing such policies. A beneficiary with employer provided or individual coverage might require targeted assistance, for example, affording prescription drugs or cost sharing, but should not have to choose between keeping their private coverage and getting help.

Just as the House bill gives states the option to manage their own individual insurance marketplaces, as they did before Obamacare, so should the Senate give states the ability to manage their own Medicaid programs. States should no longer have to come begging to Washington to design benefit packages, cost sharing provisions, or eligibility requirements that meet the unique needs of their constituents. Washington can and should require accountability through overall performance measures, to ensure states are focused on improving health outcomes and not just complying with complicated rules, and special protections for the most vulnerable populations, e.g., the elderly and disabled.

A second conservative change would be for the Senate to transform the House’s refundable tax credit into a tax deduction. This would have to be accompanied by funding for state designed programs to assist needy individuals who do not earn enough income to pay taxes and benefit from the deduction, but at least this subsidy would be explicitly identified as spending and could thus be managed, rather than hiding a new federal entitlement program in an increasingly complicated tax code. A deduction would incentivize consumers to buy health care more efficiently, as they would keep the savings, and insurers and providers to compete to reduce costs. Independent scoring of this provision previously has shown it to be one of the more effective ways to “bend the cost curve down.”

Conservatives have waited many years to repeal and replace Obamacare. Perhaps it is too ambitious to hope the Senate improves the House legislation, rather than merely playing defense and trying to minimize the ways they will make it worse. However, President Obama himself campaigned on the promise to be transformational and not merely incremental – surely, we should aim no lower.
7  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The US Congress; Congressional races on: June 24, 2017, 07:57:02 PM
"The old maxim that increased turnout helps Democrats may not hold. It didn't in Georgia's 6th District"

Interesting.  unexpected increased REpub turnout was reason the polls were off by ~ 6%?

Remember when Dems would run around on election day dragging people off the streets.  When that was not enough they are running around bringing  them in from around the world to increase their numbers.
8  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Russian conspiracy, Comey, related matters on: June 24, 2017, 09:02:03 AM
I notice CNN is trying its best to ignore recent critical assessments of the way  Obama handled the exaggerated Russian interference and keep forcing pro Trump guests away from that and onto the repeated never ending assault like questioning of them on "what is Trump doing about this now".

We keep hearing "what is Trump doing now" over and over again.  What are the guests supposed to say?

The intelligence people are surely looking into it  and why do we need to discuss every detail about it in public?

I am glad Trump supporters are throwing the fake news back in their CNN faces.  Good to see them get a taste of their own medicine.
9  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Russian conspiracy, Comey, related matters on: June 23, 2017, 08:04:58 PM
Two thing to take away from all this that seems to be ignored

if the DNC hadn't rigged the primary process to Hillary's favor and if Hillary was not a lying crook then any of these "leaks" would not have mattered.

Dems just can't get over they couldn't cover up their corruption. 



10  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Russian conspiracy, Comey, related matters on: June 23, 2017, 04:00:27 PM
"most they have is the wikileaks dump that wikileaks says was not from the Russians and that contains documents that were under subpoena that we should have seen anyway"

Yep.  And the veracity of the information was never even disputed!

"Rush L. correctly points out that the blame-Russia narrative was hatched by the Hillary campaign 24 hours after the election"

I trust Rush far more then MSM jurnolisters!

He is still the king of radio.  Just no one like him who is so amazing at articulating his thoughts and so sharp with his logic and discussions with callers.

11  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Sharia 101 on: June 23, 2017, 09:32:46 AM
I cannot copy or link.  Site will note let me .

Basically it is story of Iraqi doctor who was trying to save life of a Muslim women who was in accident .  Her lung collapsed and she needed a chest tube to re expand it.  When he tried to do this her brother refused to let him because it would involve removing clothing and exposing her breasts.

The doctor said she would die without procedure but brother threatened him not to do and find another way to save.  There were no female doctors working that shift though it is not clear if brother would have allowed them to do procedure.

Legally the doctor could not forcefully do the procedure due to rights to refuse treatment as the brother was adhering to his beliefs to follow Sharia law.

Woman died as expected and bother threatened to kill doctor to save his honor.  He had to be forcefully removed by security at the hospital and again when he waited outside the hospital to attack the doctor.

The doctor who wrote the article has Muslim name.
12  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Amazing story on: June 22, 2017, 04:59:10 PM
http://annals.org/aim/article/2632371/moral-dilemma-er
13  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Russian conspiracy, Comey, related matters on: June 22, 2017, 04:00:30 PM
on this board we wrote for years the risk of a DNC manipulation of e voting.

so other countries might try it is no surpise
14  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Here is another positive review on F 35 on: June 21, 2017, 04:26:33 PM
http://www.scout.com/military/warrior/story/1670801-how-different-is-it-to-fly-the-stealth-f-35
15  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The US Congress; Congressional races on: June 21, 2017, 11:25:04 AM
"Ossoff Voters Impossible To Reach Because They Live With Their Parents, Democratic Organizer Says"

I heard the Russians blocked all their I-phones!

wink


16  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / F 35 a success ? on: June 21, 2017, 09:56:07 AM
Not so fast:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/beltway/2011/06/03/spacex-loren-thompsons-deceit/#44064927740a

Maybe it IS worth the astronomical price tag, or  maybe it isn't.  I don't know who to believe or trust.

To know if  this guy is part of the "military industrial complex" Eisenhower warned us of , vs a true independent objective observer analyst is impossible to know.  But when a ton of money is involved all bets are off. in mho.

Would a team of pilots who are not connected to special interests be the best judge?  I don't know.

17  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Soros cynical about Mc Cain most likely on: June 21, 2017, 07:50:51 AM
   
"McCain funded by Soros?"

I saw this too and am surprised.

From everything we have read about Soros it is not likely it is because Soros thinks of McCain as a hero or great American
It is because he thinks of him as a useful idiot!

Which he often is!   
18  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / speaks for itself on: June 20, 2017, 07:57:50 PM
People are laughing at someone who is begging for his life?   angry

http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/nicholas-fondacaro/2017/06/19/flashback-comedy-central-huffpo-mocked-capture-otto-warmbier
19  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Ben Stein on: June 20, 2017, 07:10:10 PM
Recalls the fake news on Nixon and now with Trump.
He must love watching Carl Bernstein still bloviating in all his glory and doing the same shtick he has for close to half a century:

https://spectator.org/fake-news-tonight/
20  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Rice documents protected after being moved on: June 20, 2017, 05:54:16 AM
to Obama library:
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/06/19/judicial-watch-susan-rice-unmasking-documents-moved-from-nsc-to-obama-library/
21  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Rubio on Cuba on: June 19, 2017, 05:01:17 PM
https://www.conservativereview.com/articles/rubio-thwarts-sabotaging-state-bureaucrats-to-get-cuba-reversal
22  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Cognitive Dissonance of the Republicans on: June 19, 2017, 08:07:51 AM
circular firing squad continues

what is this all about ?:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/jason-chaffetz-slams-trump_us_59475dc5e4b01eab7a2eacc0
23  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Huff compost on: June 19, 2017, 07:38:21 AM
now suddenly the work 'Muslim' is in headline of attack in UK:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/
24  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Angus King on: June 18, 2017, 12:54:26 PM
"20 % "done

lets see .  We need to get this to continue at least through Nov 2018.

http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/angus-king-investigation-trump-russian/2017/06/18/id/796722/
25  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / time for Chesimard to face justice on: June 18, 2017, 11:14:54 AM
Agree to press Cuba on this:

https://www.conservativereview.com/articles/who-is-the-cop-killer-woman-trump-just-called-on-cuba-to-extradite
26  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Media, Ministry of Truth Issues on: June 18, 2017, 11:10:42 AM
From the far left  Newsweek with the usual immediate attack on any favorable Trump polls -  "Right-leaning Rasmussen Reports".
Got to keep Trump down in the media .  Keep him down .  no let up. The fake news media continues its political activism:



https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-approval-rating-finally-reached-153717588.html
27  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Spiridon Ivanovich Putin on: June 18, 2017, 09:58:35 AM
Putin claims his grandfather was a cook or chef who served Rasputin. Lenin, and Stalin.  As author Montefiore notes which would be the most historical chef in history.
 
28  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / UFC star fighter injured on: June 17, 2017, 08:51:29 AM
Matt Hughs truck hit by moving train:
http://www.mmaweekly.com/fight-community-issues-outpouring-of-support-for-matt-hughes-and-family
29  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / very sad story on: June 16, 2017, 04:52:27 PM
https://www.yahoo.com/news/otto-warmbier-roommate-north-korea-145630543.html

moral of story:  do not travel to country where leaders starve their people to death, and starve their dogs so they will tear apart  people they don't like (including relatives) .

30  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / shock Oliver Stone on: June 16, 2017, 09:51:42 AM
(I assume no relation to Roger!)  is shocked by the fifth column:

http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/06/15/oliver-stone-vladimir-putin-russia-meddling-us-election-trump-more
31  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Second American Civil War on: June 16, 2017, 09:45:48 AM
Weather underground and other assorted radical 60's style punks back in force.

oh the nostalgia for the 60s!    rolleyes


http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/06/15/gop-candidate-karen-handel-confirms-she-received-package-containing-threatening-letters-and-a-suspicious-substance/

They got their weed , open and free sex, downing of religion but need to renew  their hatred of conservatives and America as before.

Same old stuff.
32  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Second American Civil War on: June 16, 2017, 06:59:28 AM
GM:

"Mao did all he could to destroy Chinese history. The Khmer Rouge killed everyone with eyeglasses because the new society they were building couldn't be contaminated by people that could read.

Always, they feel the need to destroy a society so they can make their eutopia in it's ruins."

I am half way through 'Stalin , the Court of the Red Tsar'
and presently reading about the "Terror" of 1937 to 1938.  estimates 700,000 people were murdered and well over a million sent to Siberia, sometimes tortured with beating.

A real eye opener into human nature .   We always hear about Hitler and the Nazis.

We hear far less about Stalin.  Some of what is known is only now known in the West because it was hidden or destroyed by Soviet era officials.  I also admit it is hard to follow all the characters with there names that are rather complicated to remember for an English speaking person.

Stalin/s propaganda was always he was doing it for the cause and it was all good . 

33  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / McCarthy: good point on: June 15, 2017, 04:05:43 PM
Obstruct justice?  but no crime! Can one obstruct justice when the investigation itself is an injustice.  A political hit job from the fifth column:

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/448674/trump-wanted-comey-refute-false-notion-he-was-suspect

34  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Media, Ministry of Truth Issues on: June 15, 2017, 11:17:01 AM
yeah .  we are just kumbaya now - for about 5 seconds.  Can't we all just get along yadayada .......

 rolleyes
35  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Qatar: schizophrenia in politics on: June 15, 2017, 11:15:32 AM
Go figure.  After all we have been hearing in the past couple of weeks a sell out to the military industrial complex is how I read this:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/qatar-signs-12-billion-deal-034012941.html
36  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Second American Civil War on: June 14, 2017, 07:36:58 PM
Anyone who has doubts that many on the LEFT are in total agreement with the shooter today read this and erase your naive doubts:

https://www.conservativereview.com/articles/wtf-msm-special-edition-scalise-deserved-it
37  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Second American Civil War on: June 14, 2017, 07:33:02 PM
"Jesse Benn ✔ @JesseBenn
For violent resistance to work it'd need to be organized. Individual acts can be understandable, but likely counterproductive/ineffective."

no doubt many on the LEFT  agree with him and wish the shooter was a better shot then he obviously was.

Does anyone think Kathy Griffen or Alec Baldwin are upset tonight?

38  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Second American Civil War on: June 14, 2017, 10:36:15 AM
Watch .  the media will somehow twist this and blame Trump for this.

39  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Second American Civil War on: June 14, 2017, 09:17:31 AM
Well we have heard the "drive bys" blaming Trump every chance they get for inspiring any violence at all in the US.

Don't expect CNN or Maddow or Waters to tone it down.

There will be the usual call of no violence and then they will then clarify that they have nothing to do with it and then proceed to do everything in thier power to destroy Trump.
40  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / multiverse hypotheses on: June 13, 2017, 07:30:11 AM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multiverse

infinity is concept that just does not make sense really.
we live in a finite world (Earth) in an infinite number of universes?

 
41  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / no conflict of interests here-- Trump insider bids on FBI building on: June 12, 2017, 03:24:29 PM
My God:
 shocked angry:

https://www.yahoo.com/gma/trump-insider-pursuing-bid-fbi-building-contract-raising-112604633--abc-news-topstories.html
42  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Wait a second on: June 12, 2017, 09:17:26 AM
I thought green energy is huge for the economy? 

How come GE did not crush it?:

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/markets-verdict-jeff-immelt-131441299.html
43  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Corruption, Sleaze, Skullduggery, and Treason on: June 12, 2017, 09:12:03 AM
At first glance I though "an honest Democrat?".  But the next thought to me is this is just a ruse .   This is just to justify her going after Trump.   If he should not have "interfered" with Comey then how could she legitimately ignore what he said about Loretta Lynn?   

Would Feinstein be calling for this if not for the obstruction of justice calls against Trump?

If she did it would be far more shocking then now.

http://nypost.com/2017/06/11/top-democrat-calls-for-investigation-of-loretta-lynchs-clinton-probe/
44  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Mueller and Comey - "brothers in arms" on: June 12, 2017, 08:26:00 AM
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/byron-york-is-robert-mueller-conflicted-in-trump-probe/article/2625638

Gingrich calls for congress to stop the independent counsel.  Thinks he sees it will certainly lead to problems for Trump.
I don't agree as the political ramifications if they did that would be too great.  Trump with has big mouth boxed himself in.  And of course keeps doing it:

http://www.breitbart.com/video/2017/06/11/gingrich-congress-should-now-intervene-and-should-abolish-the-independent-counsel/

I think I read Mueller will try to wrap the investigation up by 3 months........

That is if he will not find/make a damaging case for the Dems to move on.

One lawyer's take:

Trump just keeps boxing himself ( with his big mouth [me]):

http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/trump-mistake-oath-offer/2017/06/12/id/795492/
45  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Rare occasion I do not disagree with Graham on: June 11, 2017, 03:13:51 PM
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/trump-russia-probe-talk-lindsey-graham-article-1.3238742

I might add I would not feel sorry for Trump either.  But I would feel sorry for us.

There is no one who can carry the torch.
46  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / expected cave on dreamers on: June 10, 2017, 09:53:39 AM
gives justification to the phrase "anchor babies"  .  It worked, just not for us:

https://www.conservativereview.com/articles/betrayal-trump-grants-amnesty-to-125000-illegals-in-3-months
47  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Hillary knowingly used unsecure device on: June 10, 2017, 09:30:45 AM
smoking gun Hillary should be jailed:


http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/susan-jones/judicial-watch-cites-new-evidence-clinton-knowingly-used-unsecure-device
48  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Gottlieb on: June 09, 2017, 02:28:07 PM
One thing the article does not mention.  Is that Gottlieb ran a biotech news letter.  Obvious wall street ties.   Any risk of conflict of interests ?

I am waiting on an FDA decision now on a infant pharm drug.   Instead of gently rising before the expected decision announcement date it has drifted down.  One always has to wonder if this could be due to someone knowing bad news ahead of time. 

I am not at all implying this one stock has anything to do with Gottlieb.  But how can FDA news stay secret till announcement dates especially in this day and age with rampant ability to eavesdrop?

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/heres-what-we-know-about-trumps-fda-head-nominee/
49  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Where does it end? on: June 09, 2017, 12:22:24 PM
I feel that Trump did not win election because of his name calling and other childish behavior.  He won in spite of it.  He won because of as Coulter says his policies
It is the policies stupid!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/you-cant-govern-by-id/2017/06/08/fad7a168-4c7a-11e7-9669-250d0b15f83b_story.html?utm_term=.011c46d05cfa
50  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / young maxine waters on: June 09, 2017, 10:18:21 AM
hoisted onto shoulders of liberals with leftist guns blazing and no shortage of supplies of ammunition and logistical, media, financial support probably from Soros on down:

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/09/kamala-harris-2020-239318
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