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AP Wire
Nov 12, 2013



Some 800,000 people were evacuated ahead of the typhoon — but many evacuation centers proved to be no protection against the 147 mph winds and rising water.


Half the storms on an informal list of the strongest ones to hit land in the 20th and 21st centuries ended up striking the Philippines, an expert says.


Kerry blames the Iranians for backing away from a deal. Iran blames Kerry for "conflicting statements" that undermined the process.


Recruitment is banned at the sprawling Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan — but an AP reporter found members of the opposition overtly seeking new fighters there.


In one of many such observances, two of the original Tuskegee Airmen join Washington, D.C., leaders for a Veterans Day wreath-laying ceremony.


The online site reaches a long-sought deal with the U.S. Postal Service for Sunday package delivery.


While the world's biggest economies are showing signs of growth, it's mostly because of the extraordinary aid being supplied by central banks.


That keeps a streak alive: Space junk is not believed to have ever injured anyone or caused significant property damage.


Gun violence in PG-13 movies has rivaled the frequency of such violence in R-rated movies, and actually surpassed it in 2012, a study says.


The team announces that it's moving to a new 42,000-seat stadium away from downtown Atlanta — just 17 years after its current home, Turner Field, opened.




#11. Perspective:

"Putting things in perspective: March 21st 2010 to October 1 2013 is 3 years, 6 months, 10 days. December 7, 1941 to May 8, 1945 is 3 years, 5 months, 1 day. What this means is that in the time we were attacked at Pearl Harbor to the day Germany surrendered is not enough time for this progressive federal government to build a working webpage. Mobilization of millions, building tens of thousands of tanks, planes, jeeps, subs, cruisers, destroyers, torpedoes, millions upon millions of guns, bombs, ammo, etc. Turning the tide in North Africa, Invading Italy, D-Day, Battle of the Bulge, Race to Berlin - all while we were also fighting the Japanese in the Pacific!! And in that amount of time - this administration can't build a working webpage." (An e-mail sent to Brett Baier (Fox News) from "Bill" in Kentucky)


Get over yourself.


Why don't you stop with the constant cut and paste and stupid links to sites that just further your own twisted view on the world. How about an ORIGINAL thought?

Any one of us stupid enough to waste time watching Faux news would've seen this so what's the point? You're just rehashing news already shared.

Any monkey can be taught to cut and paste. What you're telling me here is that you don't have enough invested in your point of view to share it without the plagiarizing.


Inasmuch as the Grand Haven Tribune parrots the Associated Press in its 10 Things articles, which completely ignore, for the most part, things that are important to people's lives and especially things that put Obama and the Democrats in a bad light, I am merely trying to insert some balance if anyone is interested. Clearly, you don't have to read any comment that appears under my screen name.

Cutting and pasting is useful because: (1) unlike some people, I recognize that others express things better than I; (2) cutting and pasting links promote brevity and permits anyone interested to go to the source to ensure it actually exists, and to read a more detailed article if they are interested.

If you have actual points of view on issues, I would like to see them in lieu of the constant b#tching and moaning and sarcasm that permeates your comments. Any monkey can shriek, yell, and throw feces - as well as expressing anger in other ways http://youtu.be/KFlWDlwxtrk



You found a video of yourself!


Who with an original thought in their head doesn't take AP news in with a grain of salt and a wedge of lime? Too many I'm afraid. "If I heard it on bsnbc, it must be true". Knuckle draggers.


Knuckle Draggers? You wouldn't happen to be shooting for the position of president of the VladTheImpaler fan club would ya?
You do realize you'll have to quit using your own words and start cutting and pasting everything you have to say right? Oh, then there's the required YouTube links also......

Good luck on your nomination. :-)


Don't you have anything better to do than troll the comment section of the GH fish wrapper daily? Didn't think so.

Good luck on your future.


Maybe if you got that sand out of your pants you wouldn't be such a grump all the time.

Thanks for the well wishes for my future too, it's looking fine!


Interesting anecdote. Also interesting is the fact that while Republicans have been pathologically opposed to their own plan, Obamacare, which incorporates HUNDREDS of Republican amendments, Republicans were equally vociferous about opposing American involvement in WWII, and fought hard against the Lend-Lease Act of 1941, which, of course, was eventually passed by Congress, and the rest is history, as they say.

Also interesting, is the fact that Fred C. Koch, the founder of Koch Industries, and father to the Koch Bros who created and fund the Tea Party based on limited government, made his first millions in Bolshevik Russia.

In the late 1920's-early 30's, he was paid millions to construct oil wells and provide well drilling equipment for Josef Stalin, the leader of the Bolsheviks, which, of course, became the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.

So the Tea Party of limited government is funded by Communist money!

Isn't history interesting?


Yes, it is. Where can I find more info on this topic? Got a book title, or some other writings that can be read off-line?


Notice how, like Obama, Lanivan and the Liberals closely adhere to Saul Alinsky's Rule 13 in his "Rules for Radicals" :

Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. In conflict tactics there are certain rules that [should be regarded] as universalities. One is that the opposition must be singled out as the target and ‘frozen.’…

It's always Reagan, or Bush, or Cheney, or the Tea Party, or the Koch Brothers, or now who are targeted, frozen, and polarized, no matter how irrelevant they are to the issue at hand.

Since this tactic is so distasteful, and intended to divert attention that none of these individuals, groups or institutions are running the government (that would be Obama and the Democrats in the Senate, and when applied to Obamacare it was crafted, drafted, and rammed through the Congress without one Republican vote), should be identified every time it occurs.


Lookie here! MORE cut and paste. Didn't I just try to read this same drivel in another thread just yesterday?

It's amazing how much space you take up here and how little original thought is within that space.


Get a life.


Vlad - If there is ANYTHING in my comment that is not the truth, please let me know, and I will rectify my error.

If you can not find ANYTHING that is untruthful in my comment, please direct your comments accordingly.


1. The main point is that whether some Republican suggestions were incorporated in Obamacare, whether Fred C. Koch made money in Russia, have nothing to do with the fact that Obamacare was not supported by one Republican vote, that it was passed using bribes, kickbacks, and an inappropriate legislative process, and that it is a dismal failure to date, not to mention that Obama lied constantly to the American people about it to get re-elected and to stave off Republican efforts to defund or amend it.

2. Some of your "facts" are misleading at best. (1) The Republicans who opposed intervening into WWII (before we were attacked at Pearl Harbor) were led by Progressives and joined by isolationists, pacifists, communists, and other democrats, and generally represented the position of the American people; (2) Fred Koch invented a cracking process to make production of gasoline more affordable; he was sued by 44 oil companies and forced to look outside of the U.S. for his company to survive; he did indeed make money in the Soviet Union, (as well as installations in countries throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia) but his experience there caused him to oppose Communism vehemently - becoming a co-founder of the John Birch Society.

So, like Alinsky, you focus on Republicans, the Koch Brothers, freeze them, personalize them, and polarize them with misleading factoids that have nothing to do with the failure of Obamacare and the fact that Obama lied to us over a period of 3 years, knowing that millions would not be able to keep their insurance, much less their doctors.


1.) I am completely aware of the points you make re: Fred Koch, and FDR/Republicans. The salient point is this: Nothing I wrote is a lie, nothing is not factual, it can all be substantiated. But it is a piece of interesting history pulled out of context, without showing the before and after, the cause and effect. Which is exactly what you are doing with Obamacare, without cessation, shamefully, with deliberate carelessness and a callous lack of attention to the whole story.

Obama did not lie about the following; in fact, he did not lie at all when he promised the following:

1. Millions of young Americans will get access to health care by staying on their parents' plans.

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, 3.4 million young Americans now have coverage under their parents' insurance plans that they can stay on until age 26.

2. You will no longer be denied insurance because of a pre-existing condition.

Insurance companies will provide coverage regardless of pre-existing conditions, a provision that will benefit all Americans when it takes full effect in 2014.

3. Your insurance will no longer be cut off due to spending caps.

Every American with insurance is now benefiting from the end of annual and lifetime spending caps, through which insurance companies would cut off payments in medical emergencies, thrusting millions of families into medical bankruptcy.

4. You will now be guaranteed much more comprehensive coverage.

All insurance plans are required to cover 10 essential benefits, including mental health services, laboratory work and hospitalization. Preventative care is now free to every insured American.

5. The Affordable Care Act will cover millions of Americans who have lacked insurance.

Rates of uninsured Americans are dropping, for instance by 10% in Oregon, and are likely to drop even further and faster, especially in those states that have expanded Medicaid access. But even people who don't qualify for Medicaid will find they can now afford insurance thanks to competitive rates in the exchanges and subsidies for which most seeking insurance will qualify.

6. The Affordable Care Act is projected to lower the deficit.

According to Congressional Budget Office estimates, Obamacare will actually lower the deficit by $109 billion over the next decade.

You know, and I know, that we can both justifiably point the simian finger of Alinsky at each other - you can resort to monkey business all you like - the fact remains - your intimidation cut and paste comments only energizes me. It is the last, great cry to arms that started with Social Security and New Deal. Bring it on, Dude!


The "simian finger" of Alinsky is a tactic used by the left but being adopted by the right defensively. If I use the Alinsky tactic I expect you to call me out on it, just as I expect you will call me out on attempting to divert attention from the topic at hand. I will continue to show you the same courtesy.

As long as we agree that Obama serially lied about people keeping their own policy if they like it, while knowing it to be untrue (and the evidence is there, both from the media coverage of the White House meetings and from the Code of Federal Regulations, to which I have already provided a link) we can just sit back and see how all of this plays out. Interesting you reference Social Security, which is projected by its own trustees to go insolvent in less than 20 years.


Keep up the good fight Vlad. Libs are getting scared and therefore grasping at straws. They are catching a glimpse of the world beyond their blinders and it scares the *ell out of them. They will never admit defeat because they have no life outside of their narrow point of view. All (non thinkers) heil B. Hussein O. (puking).


Agreed. Except for the first sentence - decidedly not the case. And the last sentence in your first paragraph - between the two of us, I am not the courtesy-deficient one.

And I couldn't possibly accept your conditions of agreement, as you well know, so looks like we are back to square one. Plus - we've already done the Social Security thing, in depth and to no avail.

But while you are sitting back and letting it all play out, don't lean back too far - you might go aft over tin cups!

I will leave you with that vision....":-)"

Barry Soetoro

Thank you Obamacare - that's one big problem solved for Barry!


Confessions of a Quantitative Easer

Trading for the first round of QE ended on March 31, 2010. The final results confirmed that, while there had been only trivial relief for Main Street, the U.S. central bank's bond purchases had been an absolute coup for Wall Street. The banks hadn't just benefited from the lower cost of making loans. They'd also enjoyed huge capital gains on the rising values of their securities holdings and fat commissions from brokering most of the Fed's QE transactions. Wall Street had experienced its most profitable year ever in 2009, and 2010 was starting off in much the same way. http://online.wsj.com/news/artic...


Stock market doubles during Obama admin. Was a paultry 7949 when the last Repulican left office. Record high, is over 15700 right now.
Obama numbers blow W out of the water...
See how easy it is to cut and paste? Easy to find a way to refute any and all talking Faux News heads.
Keep it up monkey.


Read the article at the link I provided, - you'll see it had nothing to do with Obama but everything to do with Wall Street profits. You have just proven what LTA said - even ignorant monkeys can cut and paste.

But fortunately a Michigan Senator is looking out for you. http://www.freep.com/article/201...


I'm sorry, is that your monkey link you are referring to? Can't comment on mine? Talk about ignorant baboons, you have the market cornered on here.


Vlad do you have the capability to look outside your narrow scope of the world?


He has an abundance of capability, but an under-abundance of enthusiasm to do so. >:->


My enthusiasm for speaking truth to power is boundless - wish I had the capability you assign to me.


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