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  • The Rio Grande River defines nearly the entire Texas-Mexico border.   3 days 20 hours ago

    All of those methods are all ready in place.

  • Webmaster Central   3 days 20 hours ago

    Then why do you keep putting in the right column "Recent Forum Topics". It is long sense being recent.

  • US HEATH care and it's ABOUT to get WORSE   3 days 20 hours ago

    (Dianereynolds - #11)
    "... Voters made their decisions based on a variety of positions and because you do not agree with them they must be wrong ... Obama's policies cost the Democrat party over 1000 legislative seats. ALL of which must have been lost because of voter fraud, election rigging, election fraud, disenfranchising voters, voter ID, glowball warming, or best of all "Russian hackers".

    ... all of that, and more, Diane ... just because you disagree does not mean they are wrong ... or, that you are wrong ... or they lost ... or you won.

    This is the one that caught my eye:


    "Americans should vote for Donald Trump as president next month or risk being dragged into a nuclear war, according to a Russian ultra-nationalist ally of President Vladimir Putin who likes to compare himself to the U.S. Republican candidate."

    "Americans voting for a president on Nov. 8 must realize that they are voting for peace on Planet Earth if they vote for Trump. But if they vote for Hillary it's war. It will be a short movie. There will be Hiroshimas and Nagasakis everywhere."
    (Vladimir Zhirinovsky)"

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-russian-trump-idUSKCN12C28Q

    I wonder if wee people ever will embrace a government based more on mutual acceptance and consensus than competition and intimidation.

  • America's 'HEALTH CARE- the systems SICK   3 days 20 hours ago

    Actually most will gladly pay because it is much less for them. My daughter was born overseas and they paid. But if you look at the cost for heart surgury what you may pay overseas can be less that you deductible in the USA. Especially if you are on a plan that you cover 20%. If you read my reference for Dental work in Panama, you can fly down, stay in a hotel, rent a car, get the treatment, spend a couple of days on the beach and fly home cheaper than you can have it done in the USA. This is for something as simple as a cap.

  • US HEATH care and it's ABOUT to get WORSE   3 days 21 hours ago

    You have responses for way less than 50% Dianne. Because you have no answer for so many.

  • It's the Congress Stupid!   3 days 21 hours ago

    Yeah, just like the last Republican administration. I am scared to death of its "success".

  • Guns, Mental Health, Lowered Recruitment Standards and Trump’s “Bone Spurs”   3 days 21 hours ago

    It is and has been airline policy for decades that one can pack an unloaded firearm in their checked baggage, declare it when checking in your luggage, keeping said firearm and ammo separate. This happens thousands of times each day without incident. Then one day, an individual with mental problems decides to follow all the above rules except the law that says you cannot murder people.

    And the left still believes gun control is the answer.

    K2

  • It's the Congress Stupid!   3 days 21 hours ago

    What I hear is abject fear and panic on the left. Fear and panic that Trump will succeed in turning around our feeble economy. Fear that Trump will bring jobs home. In other words, the left fears Trump will succeed where Obama failed miserably.

    K2

  • Good Cops and Bad Cops: Why There is So Much Skepticism of Law Enforcement   3 days 21 hours ago

    I hear a lot about the "gun show loophole" of which there is no such thing. Let's look at the latest cop killing in Orlando. The individual that killed her has been arrested 20 times. I think we have a "Judge loophole" that keeps kicking these bad actors out on the street again and again.

    I recognize leftie/socialists believe everyone is nice and spends their days hugging unicorns and rainbows but after the 19th arrest maybe someone should lock this son of a bitch up for a good length of time.

    This is for you Legend,

    Possibly three Supreme Court Justices, 14 Federal Appeals judges, 90 or so other Federal judges, awaiting President Trumps appointment and for good measure, "unpack" the DC court of Appeals that Harry Reid so carefully stuffed with liberals.

    My last paragraph was solely why I voted for Donald Trump.

  • Trump's Recipe for Kleptocracy   3 days 21 hours ago

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    TRUMPISM VIEWED ASKANCE {1.60 limericks}

    Trumpism takes its stances

    and Trumpism makes its advances.

    We view this askance.

    This won’t enhance

    our nation’s circumstances.

    Trumpism lubes

    our slide down the tubes

    to the nether region’s expanses.

    ===========================

  • We Don't Need The Trump Wall - But We'll Be Paying For It   3 days 21 hours ago

    @deepspace

    Your post is wonderful. Get that off your chest yet?

    It will be interesting to see the level of respect given to President Trump from the leftie/socialist crowd. I noted Thom's comment that it is not his style to resort to name calling. Ya riggght. Rush Limpballs, Mitch McTurtle, small hands Trump, etc.

    With your attitude,Trump's terms will be your worst nightmare. Exhibit A, yesterdays press conference where he called out the phonies that pushed known BS stories onto the front page or lead story, our host here no exception.

    Fire away but I suspect you will only push yourself deeper into dispair and depression.

  • US HEATH care and it's ABOUT to get WORSE   3 days 22 hours ago
    Quote Legend:

    Tom(nofacts)dorr has never explained his great American Union success story and why he now votes anti Union.

    Nobody "needs" to answer to you for their voting preferences. You like to put people in boxes and that thinking cost you more than you will ever grasp. Voters made their decisions based on a variety of positions and because you do not agree with them they must be wrong.

    The leftie/socialist bunch appears now to be comprised of mean, negative, bitter individuals that will never accept the fact Obama's policies cost the Democrat party over 1000 legislative seats. ALL of which must have been lost because of voter fraud, election rigging, election fraud, disenfranchising voters, voter ID, glowball warming, or best of all "Russian hackers".

  • America's 'HEALTH CARE- the systems SICK   3 days 22 hours ago

    Be very careful if you expect your US based healthcare provider to cover your expenses for care provided in a foreign country. You may be in for a surprise.

  • Did Trump Win Because.....?   4 days 1 hour ago

    Unfortunately not only did the press give all it's attention to Trump but they ignored Bernie. So for me it was the DNC promising Hilary to make her their canidate (not giving us a choice) and also the press so all emcompassed with Trump, what a mess up they all did. Now we pay for their decissions.

  • Confirmed: Good Science IS Good Business.   4 days 2 hours ago

    This is a serious issue for every developed country. Environment or good climatic science will decide good business. in different countries also we have found environmental regulation kills thousands of jobs. Therefore we can estimate that climatic condition is also simultaneously equivalent with business structure in a different country. Thanks for highlighting such an important topic over here.

    Business Coach

  • Will Sessions Double Down On The Racist War on Drugs?   4 days 2 hours ago

    I put the medical marijuana deniers right up there with the climate change deniers. If you are not sick, and you have not experienced any severe weather events.......You might be a denier.

  • America's 'HEALTH CARE- the systems SICK   4 days 4 hours ago

    Some facts for tom(nofacts)dorr. A wide choice.

    https://www.google.com/#q=quality+of+medical+care+by+country+vs+cost

  • US HEATH care and it's ABOUT to get WORSE   4 days 4 hours ago

    Tom(nofacts)dorr has never explained his great American Union success story and why he now votes anti Union.

  • Will Sessions Double Down On The Racist War on Drugs?   4 days 4 hours ago

    Amen, brotha.

  • US HEATH care and it's ABOUT to get WORSE   4 days 4 hours ago

    (TomDorr - #7)
    "I worked hard for 39 years for a living, I have great retirement benefits and healthcare. I also fought hard for it, as my railroad union predecessors did for 110 years.

    Don't judge my country until you understand those who make up the middle /upper middle class workers who make it great."

    Mr. D. With due respect, you have worked, and fought hard for your station in life - no doubt you are a fine example for others who can grab that brass ring and really run with it.

    Congratulations on your success.

    It sounds like you enjoy a good life - a quality of life so many people covet, they leave family, home and country to pursue it here (( at great expense to others who have called this land home, since long before "our world" was even created .))

    I don't deny that life in America can be good - sometimes too good for our own good ... I do find it interesting that you are so wrapped up in your own part of the whirled that you either do not see - or simply deny - other dimensions of the culture.

    It's almost like the older working class merging into the American middle class becomes a working class aristocracy - mixing with deposed royalties, transient aristocracies, and educated elites who constitute other diverse branches of the middle class mother tree.

    I think, by now, we may know such fringe elements of the human population tend to behave as though they know it all ... even when it becomes evident that, in fact, they do not. No one does.

    You speak as though you know what you are talking about.

    As a child of that hard working middle class on one side, and professional post-aristocratic affluence on the other, it seems to me that you can speak for yourself, but there are a lot of people, whose lives your analysis does not begin to address.

    Hey. Nothing new about that. I don't presume to speak for you either.

    I, for one, never could sit still for the idea that I could be/do/have what others cannot ... high tech medical procedures with card carrying 'Cadillac Care' Coverage ... to me, are cosmetic indulgences.

    Life perpetually renews itself. Permaculture demonstrates how the living body (environment) renews itself, if humans stop undermining ecological equilibrium and make room for it to happen.

  • America's 'HEALTH CARE- the systems SICK   4 days 4 hours ago

    (TomDorr - #8)
    "The vast majority of persons in this great nation have access to the greatest health care system the world has ever known. No one is denied basic health care for emergencies, despite cries to the contrary."

    "Claims that U.S. citizens are dying on the street are absurd."

    "There are clinics, emergency rooms, and charity treaters that cover everyone."

    Mr. D., we live on the same planet - in very different worlds ... the fact that you do not see something does not mean it simply is not so.

    Thank goodness the cosmos swims in more than one dimension.

  • US HEATH care and it's ABOUT to get WORSE   4 days 5 hours ago

    (TomDorr - #6)
    "I am extremely happy that Obamacare will be dismantled and resurrected as something much more acceptable and less harmful to responsible working people.

    Obamacare hurt working persons who already had insurance they liked.

    RIP Obamacare. Good riddance!"

    No kidding. By the time congress finished cutting down the ACA, chopping it into firewood and stacking it to dry- piled high along a long promised wall, it was unrecognizable, unworkable, and unworthy of the name, Obama.

    Hey. It's the melting pot - right? ... oh, jahmbalayah ...!

    So, sure. Let the band play on. I don't care who gets the credit, so long as we actually figure it out and get it done ... hopefully, without murdering and raping people into submission ... uhm, oh yeah,

    ... not likely ... maybe, for some who find a way to play along ...,

    Uhm, ... along the way, do you think we could learn a new song - or, maybe even just ... turn the page ...?

  • Can America Survive the Trump/Corporate Media Industrial Complex?   4 days 6 hours ago

    Meryl Streep deserves an award for giving that speech. What a beautiful, wholesome, healthy woman!! I don't know anyone who does not respect and admire her talent, and her character which was on full display that night:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NxyGmyEby40

    Ms. Streep reminded us that theatre (and film - the arts) is about empathy ... about perceiving essential truths and sharing them in a way that other people can experience them more deeply.

    Her speech was insightful and profound. - not to mention, heartfelt. Mr. Trump may have lashed out at her with his tweets because his 6 - year old self was feeling the pain ... clearly, he had not donned his presidential hat for the day - or his ((invisible)) cloak of empathy.

    If Meryl Streep, had insulted Mr. Trump in the same vile, despising tone that he shows towards her (( and other women, including 'that disgusting' Hillary Clinton )) don't you think he would sue her?

    Here's a thought. The Donald is fishing for a class action suit from all the people who are unified in their chagrin toward him (( though they might disagree in other things )) ... and it won't matter to him who wins, because he'll be orchestrating the reality tv show of the century ((( and uniting the country to boot - or, is it booty? ))).

    That ought to show Meryl Streep who's boss.

    By the way, Thom - you said the contact page for the White House is closed? Here's a link I found that says you can leave a message directly for Barack, and Michele, Obama, and VP Biden, or get help with a federal agency too:

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact

  • Webmaster Central   4 days 9 hours ago

    I don't think so.

  • ISRAEL biting the hand that FEEDS IT   4 days 9 hours ago

    I didn't raise the white flag (of surrender) for defending Israel. I don't know how you got that impression.

    I will always support Israel until I get evidence that I should not.

    Please don't presuppose my thoughts simply because I don't continue comment.

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