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  1. ​This is our favorite charity: http://www.bwar.org/
  2. Hans Solo Wins 39th Woolly Worm Festival, Owned by Young Brothers From Boone, NC http://www.hcpress.com/front-page/hans-solo-wins-39th-woolly-worm-festival-owned-by-young-brothers-from-boone.html
  3. Are you on Obamacare? I know my insurance kept rising even before Obamacare. I am no fan of it, but I think the health insurance industry as a whole is terribly broken. It also could be that his group policy is having to adjust the provided coverage to comply with the minimum basic ACA guidelines. Even if redneckdevil isn't signing up thru an exchange his coverage could still be affected by the ACA. That is a typical reason for policies being cancelled. Premium increases are still a major issue across the board.
  4. For heavens sake NO. As Pidesco mentioned, that's just the probability of either of them winning. The actual vote spread (according to 538) is more like 48.5% v. 43.3%. The gap started widening on Sept 26 and hasn't narrowed since them. Clinton has flipped Ohio, Florida, Iowa, North Carolina and Nevada back into her column. Trump stands no chance of winning if that holds unless turnout numbers for the Dems go into the toilet.
  5. Who are the families going to sue, I dont understand the objective? We know there was funding from Saudi Arabia but this was not official and was from Saudis who support Islamic extremism ...but its not from the Saudi government ? See below from the article " The Saudi government denies any role in those attacks, and the 9/11 Commission found no evidence that the Saudi government as an institution or senior Saudi officials were involved. Fifteen of the 19 hijackers were from Saudi Arabia, though. And there have long been suspicions that some of the hijackers received support during their time in the U.S. from individuals with possible connections to the Saudi Kingdom " The bill isn't that long actually. Maybe actually reading it might answer your questions. https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/senate-bill/2040/text Edit: And just to clarify- do not interpret anything in this post as an endorsement of the JASTA legislation.
  6. Bill passed unanimously in the Senate and by voice vote in the House. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-sept11-saudi-idUSKCN11F27R
  7. We finally caught it and tanked up yesterday. ​ PS: It actually hasn't been that big of a deal.
  8. Meet "The Dragon" aka US 129 http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20160912-the-treacherous-road-with-318-turns https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rGbln3J4Sg ​
  9. I always thought she prefered guinea pigs ...... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VObQfWMgmIM
  10. Sanders wouldn't automatically become the replacement if Hillary steps down. According to the rules of the Democratic Party, the national committee is responsible for filling the position. Members of the DNC Leadership committee would each cast one vote at a special meeting and the winner is whoever gets a simple majority. So theoretically, Biden could be selected as the new candidate. (which would really frost Bernie's supporters). Stranger still is that unless Kaine were selected as the replacement (highly improbable), he would remain the VP candidate unless he chose to withdraw. It's not a likely scenario in any case.
  11. No thanks, you;ve had more than enough for both of us.
  12. Yes but the USA didnt want to go back to Iraq, I dont blame them The problem was the Al-Malaki government failed to take the advice of the US when they left Iraq and incorporate the Sunni minority in the new Iraqi government. The Iraq Sunni felt marginalized in the new Iraq and aligned with the Sunni fighters in Syria and basically ISIS was formed, ISIS went into Iraq as well as fighting Assad and routed and easily defeated the badly disciplined Iraq army The USA must have felt a sense of responsibility and commitment and only intervened to prevent the massacre and slaughter of the Yadizs by ISIS http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/08/07/iraq-christian-villages-flee/13710265/ The USA operates in Iraq but its more involved in the airstrikes and has special forces and advisors There are no " boots on the ground " Soldiers of Task Force Spartan, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit would like to have a word with you. Well except for Staff Sgt. Louis Cardin, 27. Seems he was killed in a rocket attack at Fire Base Bell ​in Northern Iraq. The team fired more than 2000 rounds in 400+ attacks at ISIS positions. That sounds an awful lot like "combat" troops to me. And the special forces units would seriously like to discuss exactly what your definition of "boots on the ground" is. You're smoking WAY too much ganja.
  13. Let me guess....the people who claim she is unqualified are......Trump and GOP supporters ? clinton has experience. is not same as being qualified. to once again mention the foreign policy blunders o' the obama administration would be a d HA! Good Fun! ps if kgambit or others wanna fight with bruce 'bout US foreign policy mistakes o' the last 8 years, so be it, but we has done the groundhog day shtick too many times for it to be funny. Guys please lets not be worried about discussing US foreign policy, I am very comfortable having this debate yet again. Some of you guys feel Obama failed or made several blunders, I know some but what exactly would you guys say are " failures of the US foreign policy " ...just make bullet points if you want so I get the general idea, because i can't be bothered to review the half dozen fruitless and previous incarnations of the foreign policy debates that exist on this board. fixed HA! Good Fun! Thats fine, I understand if you dont feel comfortable discussing this You normally are prepared to debate points for days so I'm surprised you cant just list a few points that highlight the Obama blunders? Because as GD stated quite clearly, the bullet point list has been done ad infinitum and you always dismiss the points raised out of hand. Why should anyone bother jumping thru that hoop again with you? You know the definition of insanity Bruce? Repeating the same actions over and over again and expecting a different result. PS: I'm surprised GD even bothered. You mistaking the fact I dont agree with you with the fact I am ignoring your views I stand by my view that Obama has taken the USA in the right direction on foreign policy, if you disagree then make your case Nope sorry - that's not correct. I never expected you to agree with me and I never said you ignored my views. What I said was that you dismissed the facts and your reply at the time indicated that you hadn't even read some (if not all) of the links. I made my case some time ago; you posted a reply, I replied to that and that was the extent of the "discussion". If you feel the need to rehash the same ground yet one more time, please feel free to do a search of past posts to find the appropriate posts. I am not going to waste time doing it because it isn't going to serve any useful purpose. . FWIW any discussion of Obama's foreign policy record in this thread is irrelevant except to the extent that one expects Hillary to follow the same course. Most experts think she is much more of an interventionist (or "Hawk" if you prefer) than Obama. So if you are voting for her because you expect to get Obama 2.0 you might be seriously disappointed.* http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/3/2/1494896/-Remember-Hillary-differed-with-Obama-on-foreign-policy​ http://www.newyorker.com/news/john-cassidy/what-sort-of-foreign-policy-hawk-is-hillary-clinton http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/07/29/hillary-clinton-will-reset-syria-policy-against-murderous-assad/ *Past policy stances are no guarantee of future decisions. But since we can't predict what crises might arise, past performance / decisions should matter and might be a reasonable predictor of future behaviors, right Bruce? Or is this another case where historical performance isn't important?
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