Morning Must Reads: October 29

In the news: NSA eavesdropping; ObamaCare delay; Joseph Kony; Virginia governor's race; Hurricane Sandy, one year later

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The early morning sun rises behind the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC.

  • “President Obama is poised to order the National Security Agency to stop eavesdropping on the leaders of American allies, administration and congressional officials said Monday, responding to a deepening diplomatic crisis over reports that the agency had for years targeted the cellphone of Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany.” [NYT]
    • Dianne Feinstein breaks ranks to oppose US spying on allies [Guardian]
  • “Rabobank is poised to announce the resignation of its chief executive, Piet Moerland, as the Dutch lender reaches a roughly $1 billion settlement of an investigation into attempted manipulation of benchmark interest rates.” [WSJ]
  • Would ObamaCare delays make any difference? [National Journal]
  • Kony 2013: U.S. quietly intensifies effort to help African troops capture infamous warlord [WashPost]
  • According to a new Washington Post/Abt SRBI poll, Democrat Terry McAuliffe tops Republican state attorney general Ken Cuccinelli 51 percent to 39 percent among likely voters in the Nov. 5 Virginia gubernatorial election. [WashPost]
  • One Year After Hurricane Sandy, Meet the Families That Are Still Homeless [New York]
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ahandout
ahandout

Geezus, the LA Times calls Barry a liar.

Obama's big lie 

Keep your doctor and your health plan? Not likely.

"All we've been hearing the last three years is if you like your policy you can keep it.... I'm infuriated because I was lied to," one woman told this newspaper, as part of a story on how some middle-class Californians have been stunned to learn the real costs of Obamacare.

And that lie looks like the biggest lie about domestic policy ever uttered by a U.S. president.

ahandout
ahandout

Obama administration knew millions could not keep their health insurance

But all it takes is a lie and a D after your name, and the dumb@sses fall in line like sheep.

http://investigations.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/10/29/21222195-obama-administration-knew-millions-could-not-keep-their-health-insurance?lite

but that data from states and carriers suggests “anywhere from 50 to 75 percent” of individual policy holders will get cancellation letters. Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger, who chairs the health committee of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, says that estimate is “probably about right.”

That should make voters happy as hell.

MrObvious
MrObvious

 Anyone with any morality understand


hate is not morality - morality is a word hateful people hide behind to excuse their vile emotions towards something. it's hard to find anything moral about a bunch of boobs that shuts down the government to get rid of something they don't have the political power to touch then ride on some old veterans for optics while waving their hands at women losing their WIC. 

DonQuixotic
DonQuixotic

"Obama is the worst thing to happen to the USA in my lifetime."

Wow.  So Handy, presumably you're...what...in your 30's? 40's?  50's?  I don't know how old you are but let's really look at this staggering hyperbolic statement.  Basically Barack Obama is worse than:

9/11

American warcrimes (and wars in general we've been involved in and all their deaths)

Hurricane Katrina, Sandy, etc.

The outbreak of AIDS/HIV

Lingering poverty, homelessness, and starvation

Any political scandal or abuse of power over the past few decades

The explosive outbreak of American drug abuse

Child Pornography (or honestly any crime in general, this is just the most shocking I could think of)

Any environmental disaster, from the BP Gulf Spill to the Exxon Valdez

And on and on and on.  This is why not one person here takes you seriously Handy.  You're a hysterical lunatic.  Honestly I'm waiting for you to blame the Crucifixion on Obama.

ahandout
ahandout

Obama's Class Envy bears fruit:

Jealous butcher ‘killed mom, 4 kids because they had too much’

An illegal Chinese immigrant, bitter over his failure to achieve the American dream, repaid his cousin’s kindness by butchering the man’s wife and four young children, cops said Sunday.

Mingdong Chen, 25, showed no remorse when he confessed to slaughtering the family that allowed him to live in their Brooklyn apartment and admitted that he committed the atrocity because he envied their way of life, a police source told The Post.

“The family had too much,” the source quoted Chen as saying.

“He meant that the family had better income and a better lifestyle than him . . . He was jealous and just killed them.”

MrObvious
MrObvious

@DonQuixotic 

Most 'wingers are fudging drama queens. But in a sense Obama is the worst thing that ever happened to these bigoted dog whistle blowing quasi racists. Progress is coming to town and it's sweeping all the BS before it. 

forgottenlord
forgottenlord

@DonQuixotic 

What?  You don't know about Obama's time machine?  I mean, the Muslim had to get rid of that martyr before he became a martyr.

DonQuixotic
DonQuixotic

Basically you're saying to all the millions of Americans that have died to one tragedy or disaster over the past few decades: "It could be worse.  It could be Obama"

MementoMori
MementoMori

@ahandout  How is that "Obama's Class Envy"? It's a nutcase who snapped.

Y'know, what? Never mind. It's all Obama's fault. Of course it is. If you can't find your car keys, that's probably Obama's fault, too. That's all the Tea Party knows how to do, blame Obama.

Maybe someday you'll grow up and stop blaming Obama for all of your problems.


collioure
collioure

@mantisdragon91  

Third Grade, you just posted an article that indicated that only a few recent studies support this relationship.

We need to see the data.

ahandout
ahandout

@PaulDirks @ahandout  Please, if the ultra liberal LA Times prints that Obama is not only a liar, but the biggest liar in presidential history; it's bad, real bad. 

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@DonQuixotic Well he did just blame a lunatic who killed his cousin's family on Obama, so where else does one go from there.

ahandout
ahandout

@MementoMori Anyone with any morality understands that intentionally perpetrating envy and jealousy of one group against another is repugnant.

Stirring up the worst in humanity to get yourself elected is disgusting.  History is full of people like Barry Obama who pit one class against another.  It never ends well.

Barry is just starting to feel the wrath of the people who bought his lies and deceit. 

ahandout
ahandout

@mantisdragon91 @ahandout  Obama doesn't know anything more than you do.  He gets his information from the newspaper.  

Spreading class hatred is really bad for some people's health.

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

But just for you clown data.



There is growing empirical evidence that warming temperatures cause more intense hurricanes, heavier rainfalls and flooding, increased conditions for wildfires and dangerous heat waves.

Climate Myth...

Extreme weather isn't caused by global warming
"The 30 major droughts of the 20th century were likely natural in all respects; and, hence, they are "indicative of what could also happen in the future," as Narisma et al. state in their concluding paragraph. And happen they will. Consequently, the next time a serious drought takes hold of some part of the world and the likes of Al Gore blame it on the "carbon footprints" of you and your family, ask them why just the opposite of what their hypothesis suggests actually occurred over the course of the 20th century, i.e., why, when the earth warmed - and at a rate and to a degree that they claim was unprecedented overthousands of years - the rate-of-occurrence of severe regional droughts actually declined." (source: CO2 Science)

There are numerous examples of increased extreme weather frequency already being attributed to humans in the published peer-reviewed scientific literature.  For example, Pall et al. (2011):

"Here we present a multi-step, physically based ‘probabilistic event attribution’ framework showing that it is very likely that global anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions substantially increased the risk of flood occurrence in England and Wales in autumn 2000"

Min et al. (2011):

"Here we show that human-induced increases in greenhouse gases have contributed to the observed intensification of heavy precipitation events found over approximately two-thirds of data-covered parts of Northern Hemisphere land areas."

Dai et al. (2011):

"All the four forms of the PDSI show widespread drying over Africa, East and South Asia, and other areas from 1950 to 2008, and most of this drying is due to recent warming. The global percentage of dry areas has increased by about 1.74% (of global land area) per decade from 1950 to 2008."

Zwiers et al. (2011):

"Therefore, it is concluded that the influence of anthropogenic forcing has had a detectable influence on extreme temperatures that have impacts on human society and natural systems at global and regional scales"

Coumou & Rahmstorf (2012):

"Here, we review the evidence and argue that for some types of extreme — notably heatwaves, but also precipitation extremes — there is now strong evidence linking specific events or an increase in their numbers to the human influence on climate. For other types of extreme, such as storms, the available evidence is less conclusive, but based on observed trends and basic physical concepts it is nevertheless plausible to expect an increase."

Hansen et al. (2012):

"we can state, with a high degree of confidence, that extreme anomalies such as those in Texas and Oklahoma in 2011 and Moscow in 2010 were a consequence of global warming because their likelihood in the absence of global warming was exceedingly small."

ahandout
ahandout

@PaulDirks @ahandout @mantisdragon91 @DonQuixoticLOL, and THAT'S why the LA TImes is calling Obama the biggest liar EVER.

Go ahead and ask me, which lie is that?

And that lie looks like the biggest lie about domestic policy ever uttered by a U.S. president.

The most famous presidential lies have to do with misconduct (Richard Nixon's "I am not a crook" or Bill Clinton's "I did not have sexual relations") or war. Woodrow Wilson campaigned on the slogan "He kept us out of war" and then plunged us into a calamitous war. Franklin D. Roosevelt made a similar vow. "I have said this before, but I shall say it again and again: Your boys are not going to be sent into any foreign wars."

http://www.latimes.com/opinion/commentary/la-oe-goldberg-obamacare-failure-20131029,0,6727221.column#axzz2jARj6Mdb

PaulDirks
PaulDirks

@ahandout @PaulDirks @mantisdragon91 @DonQuixotic The actual burden on entrepreneurs is as low as it has been in years. Just because people are willing to whine on TeeVee doesn't mean that they have any actual basis for their complaints. The economy as a whole has been growing steadily ever since it bottomed out 1 year into Obama's term and tax collections are at record lows. The deficit is falling faster than it has in decades and as I said before, pretty much everything you believe is a deliberate lie. 


ahandout
ahandout

@PaulDirks @ahandout @mantisdragon91 @DonQuixotic  

 http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000101378

you've got a president who believes in class war fare. we have a country where maybe 5% of the country is entrepreneurs. that becomes 6 to 9% we have people starting and growing more businesses, more jobs we have a bright future. the number becomes 1, 2% we are in deep doo-doo. he doesn't understand growth, the private economy, that employment and formation of capital. he doesn't respect it.

ahandout
ahandout

@mantisdragon91 @DonQuixotic  Obama preaches class warfare, "punish your enemies" uses the IRS, the EPA, the Justice Department, etc. to attack Americans.  He is responsible for trillions in debt, placed on the backs of the next generation.  You have DQ up there citing, Lingering poverty, homelessness, and starvation.

Obama is taking us all down the road to poverty.  People are losing their healthcare, and premiums are going through the roof.  Under Obama we have 49% of the population dependent on government aid, only 47% have a full time job.  

Obama has made the ruling class exempt from the laws that they pass.  Fundamental Change.

He is the worst thing to happen in my lifetime. 

forgottenlord
forgottenlord

@mantisdragon91

Shhh - don't tell anyone.  He's still hiding from Stalin.

Wait....isn't Stalin in the White House?

RUN LENIN! RUN!!!

ahandout
ahandout

@mantisdragon91 @ahandout  I don't.  I think Barry is a clown and hypocrite, just like Al Gore and Joe, don't give to charities, Biden.  

Obama is the worst thing to happen to the USA in my lifetime.  We are all going to see that in the end. 

ahandout
ahandout

@mantisdragon91 @ahandout  I don't believe in envying others possesesions or lifestyles, Manty.  It's not good for your psyche. 

You still here every day plugging away for Barry the uninformed? 

collioure
collioure

@mantisdragon91 @collioure Actually, Third Grade, your one cited study begins with droughts.  Droughts are an expected outgrowth of global warming, but they are not violent weather.

roknsteve
roknsteve

So are you really "Benghazi Loser or Climate Loser?  And tell us with 10 studies. 

ahandout
ahandout

@mantisdragon91 Hansen has been discredited, Manty.  

So, what caused the weather before AGW?  Maybe you and Hansen believe that there were no category 5 hurricanes before 1980?

Actually in the 47 years from 1924 until 1980 there were 22 cat 5 hurricanes, one every 2 years.  It's about the same from 1980 until 2007 with 15 cat 5s.  BUT, in the last FIVE years nada, no category 5 hurricanes.  And the alarmists had predicted that the storms would be stronger and more frequent...Wrong again.

It must be a pain in the @ss to have defend the alarmists.  You should wise up. 

TyPollard
TyPollard

@mantisdragon91 @ahandout @TyPollard @collioure 

Should we hip handy to the fact that weather is not climate change?

oh, never mind.

ahandout
ahandout

@TyPollard @collioure @mantisdragon91  5th graders did better than NOLA.  And whew did we have a doozy of a hurricane season this year, just like they predicted.  Those "scientists" sure do know them some stuff; too bad they can't predict the weather for next week with any accuracy.