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7844) Marie 
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4-17-2014 04:59 PM  Write a comment

Everyone who disagrees with the Democrats is a "terrorist" according to Sen. Harry Reid.

As far as I can see, he's the terrorist. He's the one working against the Constitution...the real law of the land.

SAM 4-17-2014 07:05 PM

Marie 4-17-2014 08:06 PM
Sam, I asked that very question two years ago. Harry Reid could never have acquired his net worth based on his Congressional salary. Do I hear kickbacks? He's as dirty as they get. Pelosi is right behind him.

But unfortunately, the media has turned a blind eye to those crooks and AG Holder won't do anything to expose the crimes of this Administration. We're in a mess.

Garbage is running the country now.

Independent 4-17-2014 08:51 PM


pvc. 4-18-2014 05:11 AM
Marie to single out one senator and not take into account that mitch Mc connell is just as bad and that most in government are there to serve themselves not us is a mistake. I believe that any service to the country should be just that, service to the country and not a life long job. Term limits would be nice but look who you want to vote it in. I don`t know anyone who`d vote to put themselves out of a job. this is not a party issue since both walk in the same shoes. Happy Easter Phil

Ken 4-18-2014 08:27 AM
Phil, This is off topic but, it may be of interest to you and to others. I had a triple bypass in 1990. One bypass was with the mamory artery from the chest and the other two used veins from my leg. All was well for about 10 years then they found that two of the grafts were closed. The third, mamory artery was open. But, to my amazement my heart had grown collateral arteries which supplied blood to the parts of the heart muscle that was lost from the two grafts closing and the mammary artery was feeding blood to the heart muscle.
Now the important thing is how to encourage the growth of collateral arteries? I don't know the answer but, I will tell you what I did. I walked for about one hour a day 6 days a week. I tried to raise my HDL (good) cholesterol. A glass of wine a day helps as well as taking Niacin. Wine also has in it Revistrol (sp). This I hear is good to grow collateral arteries, plus other benefits. Avoid trans fats like the plague.
Now you can do research to verify this and I appreciate it if you are anyone finds other things to do.
PS. Phil if you had your chest opened don't try to pick up heavy weights using both hands thereby, putting your chest muscles in tension. You are held together by wires and the tendons are weak. You can damage them - not serious but, it will give you some chest pain for years which can make a heart patient anxious. Lastly you may be numb at your left pectoral muscle and when you walk you may get some chest discomfort. Not from your heart. To prove it hold your chest muscle when it happens and if the pain /pressure goes away it is the chest muscle not your heart.

Marie 4-18-2014 08:41 AM
Phil, I agree there are politicians from all sides who are dirty and need to go, but I mentioned Reid because he is in the news now calling American citizens "terrorists" if they don't agree with him. He's nuts!

Happy Easter, there's a big chocolate bunny here with my name on it, I'll have some fun devouring it. Lol

Marie 4-19-2014 12:48 AM
Jews have reportedly been told to register with pro-Russian forces in the east Ukrainian city of Donetsk or face deportation.
A pamphlet handed out in Donetsk orders 'citizens of Jewish nationality' over the age of 16 to pay $50 to register and be issued special passports 'marking the confession of faith'.
The leaflets, a chilling echo of Nazi persecution, were handed out to Jews leaving a local synagogue by three men in ski masks holding the flag of the Russian Federation, Israeli media reports.

A leaflet distributed in Donetsk, Ukraine calling for all Jews over 16 years old to 'register'. The leaflet also demanded the city's Jews supply a detailed list of all the property they own, or else have their citizenship revoked
Jews living in the area of the self-declared 'Donetsk People's Republic' were ordered to register at a government building operated by pro-Russian forces or face the threat of deportation.

I realize many people want the U.S. to stay out of this conflict, but this evolving situation has all the earmarks of the Lenin and Stalin tactics that caused Russian Jews to flee Russia and settle all over Europe. Putin admits his idols were Stalin and Lenin, so it wouldn't be a stretch to think he'll do the same.

Ken 4-19-2014 07:25 AM
An interesting read is Charles Krauthamer's book "Things that matter". It is basically a reprint of his newspaper articles from the past 20 years to the present. In the present he talks about Obama's political outlook and vision. Sadly Obama is part of the left thinking that the USA is nothing special, not exceptional and that we should withdraw to our own shores. Plus the so#@*%!m. When Obama leaves office it seems rthat the next Democrat will be very much like him because the left will only support a Demo who is from the left. Not a good situation. Krauthamer is quite a brilliant guy.

pvc. 4-19-2014 08:24 AM
ken thanks for the info. all the veins were taken from my left leg as the scar is just above my ankle to about 4 inches over my knee. what I`m doing is swimming 6 days a week for an hour and change a day. I`m up to 3 miles a week . this is also because on certain days if I feel like it I`ll go 10 to 20 laps more and occcasionally I`ll do a mile. so i guess I`m closing in on 4 miles a week at this point. thanks for the heads up . happy Easter Phil

Independent 4-19-2014 11:06 AM
The crowns in Europe were deeply religious. Countries were mainly Catholic or Christian. But the secular influence, with values based in soc ial istic credo, has literally destroyed religion in Europe. Christians and Jews are under attack while Islam is fortifying. Abandoned churches are being overtaken by Muslim squatters turning them into Mosques and covering up beautiful Cross, Crucifixes and Blessed Statues because they offend Islam.

Dictators like Stalin, Lennin, Hitler prohibited acts of faith because in their belief system, a person can only have one God....the Government.

President Obama is a secular president, not openly religious, in fact, I think he is very non religious, his actions prove that. He may pray in private, but I question to Whom?

He is doing everything in his power to hurt Christianity, while protecting Islam.
Just like in Europe, Muslims are here in the US trying to acquire property and Churches for their purposes, while passive Christians turn the other cheek refusing to believe what is happening.

The U.S.A. and Western Europe has seen it's best days because man has allowed secular tyrants to destroy religion, family values and self respect.
7843) Marie 
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4-15-2014 12:39 PM  Write a comment


Marie and Joe 4-16-2014 09:38 AM
Wishing a Blessed Easter Week to all.

JJ 4-16-2014 11:57 AM
Right back at ya!

Mike 4-16-2014 12:53 PM
Visitation Church on Easter Sunday was always very special. The church at 9:00 Mass was always crowded.
Happy Easter to All

Marie 4-16-2014 04:15 PM
We all had a new outfit for Easter. My mom sewed and made almost everything we wore. I remember weeks before Easter, standing in the kitchen on a chair, being measured for the new dress and jacket (topper), Simplicity or Butterick patterns. Always a hat, purse and white gloves.

On Sunday we would walk from Conover St. over to Richards St, and then along Coffey Park to Verona St. Dad in his dark suit, mom in her new dress and hat and my sister and I in our new outfits. We would pass people we knew, wish them Happy Easter and stroll to Visitation. A very happy memory. Redhook in the early fifties, a simple time, a nice neighborhood.

Mary 4-17-2014 04:08 PM
Mom always had a hat with a veil. Dad thought it was sexy. They were good times.
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4-15-2014 08:10 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

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a thought 4-16-2014 03:04 AM
Hey Mrs.Rebecca, does Dr. Iyamu make people disappear.....can he get rid of pvc and TO for us? I would call his mobile number for certain if he could make that spell happen.
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4-14-2014 08:49 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Am looking for my cousin Thomas McCormick from Dwight St. In Red hook BROOKLYN. N.Y. Please if anyone has any info on him let me know. And Thomas if you see this please reply. Your cousins love you and miss you.

Ken 4-16-2014 03:34 PM
Suggest you check the web site
ZABASEARCH dot com. Put in his name and where he lives/lived.
Then click on "confirm name and address. This will give a listing with his age and states where he has lived.
Good luck
7840) philip Van Cott
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4-14-2014 04:45 AM  Write a comment Send E-mail

Putin is at it again. this shows just how much he has not learned from his own countries past. thank God Bush Two didn`t look into his ears instead of his eyes. If he did he would have seen the wall on the other side of Vladmire THE SHORT, since there was nothing between one ear and the other . As usual Europe refuses to act. Let a fool be made useful by his folly!

Independent 4-14-2014 06:17 AM
The GOP predicted in 2008 after Putin's attack on Georgia, that the Ukraine was next. Everyone with working brain cells could see that, but Obama chose ti belittle those who could see that coming, like Romney and Palin. You may hate them, but history has proved them right. Putin is a KGB thug and needs to dealt with accordingly.

This is "real world" not the classroom.

Frankie Nerves 4-14-2014 06:34 AM
Blaming Bush? You're really craping now Phillie. Pathetic. Why not just scream racism? That's what most of you Libs do when you have no argument

Frankie Nerves 4-14-2014 06:54 AM
"Scraping". I know Liberal Phil will find ay distraction to avoid his obvious delusion about the grand,high, exalted ruler in Washington

Independent 4-14-2014 07:47 AM
Frankie, Phil is stubborn and proud, he flat out refuses to admit his boy Barry is a failure. Don't sweat it, Phil knows he backed a bad politician, half the country did too, sucked into all the hype and lies. The truth hurts, some can't deal with it.

The layers of the onion are being pealed away, and the rotten core of Obama is becoming evident. The day is coming close that even his most ardent supporter will have to concede he's a terrible president.

Mike 4-14-2014 08:53 AM
BO has been in office for FIVE years and the Libs are still blaming George W.

pvc. 4-14-2014 10:15 AM
How hyper sensitive you all are I wasn`t blaming Bush. I was playing off what Bush had said when he spoke of putin that`s all. How could you blame anyone for the work of a sociopath like Putin. Let him continue he`ll bankrupt Russian even further. It wouldn`t suprise me if he were assinated by his own rich russian associates. they could always blame the good old USA. and then you can blame Obama and everyone is happy.

Independent 4-14-2014 01:01 PM
Mike, the "man in the street" interview asked young college students from NYU who was president during WWII, this young self proclaimed liberal female college genius, spending mommy and daddy's money proudly declared "GEORGE WASHINGTON".

Those mental midgets voted for Obama, and now we are dealing with the mess their stupidity created.

Marie 4-14-2014 06:33 PM

great word, identifies this administration perfectly.

President Obama campaigned to be the most transparent administration in history. I hope his predictions in his bracket picks were more accurate that his campaign promises.

Mary 4-14-2014 07:03 PM
Phil, Putin knows Obama doesn't have the stomach for confrontation, not internationally anyway. Obama wants domestic turmoil, fueled by race baiting, he can relate to that battle, he thrives on it, his political career was built on race division.
Foreign policy is out of his league and "above his pay grade" as he once said. He's clueless in the foreign arena and Putin knows it.

Since we have backed off from being the world power defending democracy, and been weakened to the point of insanity, there is no one to stand up to Putin. He'll keep going and taking and going and taking until someone gets the nads to stop him.

The WUSS in Chief isn't going to do it.

pvc. 4-15-2014 04:49 AM
Mary you made plenty of comments about the Ukraine situation . but like the republican party on the ABA you offer no solutions. If you infact have any . tell us all what you would do if you were president. I`m talking about PUTIN and Russia. I can`t wait.

Mary 4-15-2014 08:50 AM
Phil, your question is a great one, but you know as well as I, that the Ukraine situation has been mishandled by our government, Kerry is useless. The world has had aggressive tyrants for thousands of years, the ancients, the Huns, the Vikings, Ghengis Khan all the way up to Putin. The resistence dealing with them has variered but one thing was constant, being weak and passive didn't work.

I'm not a general, or high power political analyst, but I am intelligent enough to understand you don't handle a bully like Putin with kid gloves. He deals in basics, simple basics. He respects strength. He wants something and will take it. If we offer no resistence, he'll keep taking. That's a very simple concept. History has shown it works.

President Obama obviously has the mindset of a diplomat, a philosopher, not a leader. He really doesn't understand how to deal with a dirty "street fighter" like Putin. Obama operates in theory, the way he "thinks" the world should be and should react.
That's foolish, risky and dangerous,

Now to answer your question. I would take the same strategy as a Reagan or a Churchill or FDR used. I would take a hard stance, put up a strong show of force. It worked with Reagan because his political track record showed he meant what he said, he never drew a line in the sand that he didn't defend. But that won't work with this president because he's shown he backs off quickly.

Barack Obama has shown from day one he wants big government, but small military defense. All of his policies are geared at domestic social issues and he has neglected foreign policy.

Independent 4-15-2014 09:01 AM




pvc. 4-15-2014 09:35 AM
Mary when you talk about force are you talking about putting our troops in the ukarane?

Mary 4-15-2014 09:57 AM
Phil, no, not necessarily. Last evening on the, news, CNN, they said we should at the very least, give some tanks and arms to the Ukraine to help them fend off Putin. Nothing should be off the table. Nothing. But, as I said before, Putin has Obama's number. He already knows Obama has no bite. We missed the boat on that threat. Teddy Roosevelt said "speak softly and carry a big stick".
Obama has spoken softly and carried a twig. Putin doesn't fear us....anymore.

Remember the Iranian hostage crisis? They laughed at Carter, but almost pooped their pants when Reagan took office. Those heathens only respect strength and power. They are third world thinkers, style, finesse, gentility means diddly squat to them.

Putin doesn't want a confrontation, he can't afford it. Russia is broke. That is why he needs the Ukraine, he needs the asset to help his budget.

It's like playing poker, sometimes you have nothing, but you still call, and bluff them.

It's too late for us to bluff Putin, he knows better. Maybe, if the possible presidential candidates for 2016 show Putin they would stand up to him, things will change. We'll have to see.

Ken 4-15-2014 10:32 AM
There is nothing that will be done to stop Russia from taking the Eastern Ukraine. There will be no real sanctions against Russia as long as the EU is more interested in their own financial situation and will not act in conjuction with USA on sanctions. Then Ukraine is not financially solvent and will be a drain on the Russian economy. So why does Putin want it?
If Obama has the guts he would send small arms to the western Ukraine to allow them to fight a gurella war for the very long term and make it very costly for Russia to occupy. Russia still remmebers what hapened to them in Afganistan and how many casualities they took there. sending them heavy arms would do no good in the short term because they need to be trained is warfare against the huge Russian army. Putin may not want to pay for a costly occupation. But, this wpuld be up to the Ukrainins to fight. They do hate Russia and they do not want to be ocupied by them again.

Marie 4-15-2014 10:46 AM
Ken, the EU relies on Russia for their energy supplies. They aren't going to jeopardize that.

That's why it's so important to become energy independent so you don't become shackled by energy dependency to renegade nations.

Marie 4-15-2014 11:32 AM
West of Ukraine is Poland, north is Belarus, south is Moldova and Romania. If Russia continues it's march west, it will have very strategic holdings just north of Iraq and east of central and western Europe, the bulk of NATO countries. Putin's land grab is very similar to that of Hitler's move prior to WWII. If we allow this aggression to continue unchecked, we will be looking a a major world war in the next few years, maybe sooner.

Being passive will not make this menace go away. We need to get a backbone and take a strong position.

Ken 4-15-2014 07:34 PM
Marie, eccept for Blurus the rest are NATO nations. If Russi invades then it should be war with Nato. Putin is not sucidal. Besides what does he want to spend his resources on being an occupier. Russia has all the energy it needs and it sells a lot to the countries he would occupy. Then who does he sell to?
Well the problem is too big to worry about.
In the long term I think that Russia will pay for what they did in the loss of trust with the western nations. Remember Russia has only 140 million people with an econmy as big as Italy. Not a good position.

Happy Easter.

Marie 4-15-2014 08:52 PM
Yes Ken I agree. But those poor people being over run by Putin are people just like us, they don't want Russia controlling them. I realize we can't police every situation but Russia isn't just any aggressor. It's a bad situation all around, Putin's actions and Obama's weak response are setting the tone worldwide. Others are watching and seeing how we react.

Happy Easter to you and your family too.

pvc. 4-16-2014 05:48 AM
Ken I agree . the ukraine is just another underdeveloped country . Russia will have to spend many rubles to keep this from becoming a long protracted war that didn`t end well for russia 30 years or so ago.they`ve nothing to gain. we are not the police force for the world and the sooner this country realizes that the better.

Independent 4-16-2014 09:16 AM
Phil it's not as simple as that. Russia is expanding it's borders, the Ukraine is just another stepping stone. North Korea has indicated it's interest in "acquiring" South Korea. See where this is leading.

Marie 4-16-2014 10:01 AM
With this latest crisis, Obama needed to do two things: show Putin that he couldn’t get away with such wanton aggression—and to deter him from grabbing still more. Sending fighter aircraft to Poland and the Baltic states, mobilizing warships to the Black Sea, ratcheting up sanctions with threats of more to come—all this sends a signal that the West won’t stand by. In fact, Putin has done more to rivet the NATO nations’ attention, and perhaps get them to boost their defense budgets, than anything in the past decade.

But Obama and the other Western leaders also know they’re not going to go to war over Ukraine. Putin knows this, too. At the same time, if he’s at all rational (and this is the worrying thing—it’s not clear that he is), Putin would calculate that escalation is not a winning strategy for him. He could invade the eastern slices of Ukraine, especially around Donetsk, but he couldn’t go much further. The move would rile the rest of Ukraine to take shelter under the EU’s (and maybe NATO’s) wing, and it would rouse the Western nations to rearm to an extent unseen in 20 years (and to a level that the Russian economy could not match).

It's like a huge chess game, who has the better strategy. I wish we could stay out if it, but unfortunately, I feel that wouldn't be prudent.

Happy Easter to you and your family.
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4-11-2014 03:22 PM  Write a comment

“All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest, with a Bonaparte for a commander, could not by force take a drink from the Ohio,
or make a track on the Blue Ridge, in a trial of a thousand years.
At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher.
As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.”

Abraham Lincoln

Independent 4-11-2014 03:27 PM
True, very true. We are being destroyed from within, America is committing suicide.

Marie 4-11-2014 11:13 PM
To all those who expressed concern and prayers for my daughter, she is home now, as a result of all the testing, some heart and lung trouble was discovered, and she will follow up with a doctor. In a strange way, the dog attack was the reason these other issues were found.
She's dealing remarkably well, and has put her faith in the Lord.

pvc. 4-12-2014 05:49 AM
to independent : OH IT IS NOT.

T.O. 4-12-2014 03:01 PM
Marie, while I am sad that this has happened to your daughter, perhaps there can be a silver lining in this: that other more serious health problems were detected. I am so glad to hear that she is home and recovering. It sounds to me like she has her mother's fighting spirit. Bravo on raising such a brave girl. God's blessings on all of you.

Marie 4-12-2014 04:49 PM
T.O. That is precisely what we've told her. The bite was a blessing in disguise.
I've always tried to see the glass half full, sometimes lifes challenges make that hard to do, but I still try.

My neighbor just told me his 29 year old son committed suicide two days ago, in the Air Force. When I see what other folks must endure, it makes my issues seem small.

He said this younger generation was raised "soft" and many are unable to deal with life. He may be right.

You take care, and thanks again for all your good wishes and support.

Had enough 4-14-2014 03:04 AM
I don't get it. All of a sudden T.O. and pvc are great guys because they responded about Marie's daughter. Is that all it takes around here to redeem yourself from being an a-hole? These two idiots are still touting Obama and defending him, but now because they say one nice thing, everyone is all hunkey dorey with them. This is sickning. They are still two big jackarses, and all their prayers for someone's family member don't make them anything else. Get real people

pvc. 4-14-2014 04:39 AM
Had Enough? apparently not. Now it`s hate for hate`s sake. this comes as no surprise since you`ve laid out your hand with Obama before we anted up. you see that`s your TELL.

pvc. 4-14-2014 04:52 AM
Marie during a routine exam with a new doctor , they discovered a number of things in my system that needed some immediate attention , triple bypass being one and lung surgery 8 weeks later . everything came out fine, no pun intended, . I hope your daughter is healing quickly and don`t forget that she`s also had a traumatic experience that might take counseling to get over.

Marie 4-14-2014 05:36 AM
Hi Phil. I'm happy to hear your health issues are improving. Health problems can be very stressful. She's a strong girl but she is very emitionally shaken. It will take her a long time to get over that attack. I know she's a grown woman, but she is still my baby, and it hurts me to see her so injured. Thank you so much for your concern, the people on this site have been so kind to me and my family.

Marie 4-14-2014 05:52 AM
To Had Enough. I understand your frustration politically, I'm not a fan of this Administration at all. In fact, I will say he is the worst president we have ever had. I will defend my political position fervently, but that doesn't mean I have to be nasty to those who feel differently.

We have die hard liberals in our family, and we battle back and forth often, but I still respect them and their views, and they are very good, decent people. Two of our five daughters are liberal and I love them very much. Name calling just limits the conversation. We try to keep the dialogue open so we can discuss issues and clear up misconceptions about various issues. The media misrepresents many stories.

The people I take a hard position with are the political leaders in DC. You and I and Phil and T.O. hold our views and political position based on years of experience and the way we were brought up. But, these career politicians in DC, both parties, tout their talking points to stir up the pot and cause divisiveness to bolster their career. That is wrong, and I'm very critical of them. They are the real a$$ holes.
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the world is saved ! the fertility rate is dropping across the globe. less people less polution.

Frankie Nerves 4-11-2014 09:31 AM
Hey. Why not take yourself out Phillie. Do your part for us as well. In fact if you progressives feel so strongly about over population and pollution why don't you all go the way of the Dodo.

pvc. 4-11-2014 11:25 AM
Frankie I`d rather give the gun to you . nervous as you are the shakig would make your hitting anything a miracle.Frankie Nerves HAH what a nickname.

Independent 4-12-2014 06:36 PM
A few weeks ago, with no notice, the U.S. government intercepted Mary Grice’s tax refunds from both the IRS and the state of Maryland. Grice had no idea that Uncle Sam had seized her money until some days later, when she got a letter saying that her refund had gone to satisfy an old debt to the government — a very old debt.

When Grice was 4, back in 1960, her father died, leaving her mother with five children to raise. Until the kids turned 18, Sadie Grice got survivor benefits from Social Security to help feed and clothe them.
If you're one of the millions of Americans using your tax refund like a "forced savings account," here's why you shouldn't.

Now, Social Security claims it overpaid someone in the Grice family — it’s not sure who — in 1977. After 37 years of silence, four years after Sadie Grice died, the government is coming after her daughter. Why the feds chose to take Mary’s money, rather than her surviving siblings’, is a mystery.

Across the nation, hundreds of thousands of taxpayers who are expecting refunds this month are instead getting letters like the one Grice got, informing them that because of a debt they never knew about — often a debt incurred by their parents — the government has confiscated their check. AND THE GOVERNMENT HAS MO RECORDS TO BACK UP THEIR CLAIM.

The Treasury Department has intercepted $1.9 billion in tax refunds already this year — $75 million of that on debts delinquent for more than 10 years, said Jeffrey Schramek, assistant commissioner of the department’s debt management service. The aggressive effort to collect old debts started three years ago — the result of a single sentence tucked into the farm bill lifting the 10-year statute of limitations on old debts to Uncle Sam.

No one seems eager to take credit for reopening all these long-closed cases. A Social Security spokeswoman says the agency didn’t seek the change; ask Treasury. Treasury says it wasn’t us; try Congress. Congressional staffers say the request probably came from the bureaucracy.

The only explanation the government provides for suddenly going after decades-old debts comes from Social Security spokeswoman Dorothy Clark: “We have an obligation to current and future Social Security beneficiaries to attempt to recoup money that people received when it was not due.”

Since the drive to collect on very old debts began in 2011, the Treasury Department has collected $424 million in debts that were more than 10 years old. Those debts were owed to many federal agencies, but the one that has many Americans howling this tax season is the Social Security Administration, which has found 400,000 taxpayers who collectively owe $714 million on debts more than 10 years old. The agency expects to have begun proceedings against all of those people by this summer. President Obama lifted the 10 year limitation rule, so the IRS can go back as far as they want.

“It was a shock,” said Grice, 58. “What incenses me is the way they went about this. They gave me no notice, they can’t prove that I received any overpayment, and they use intimidation tactics, threatening to report this to the credit bureaus.”

Grice filed suit against the Social Security Administration in federal court in Greenbelt this week, alleging that the government violated her right to due process by holding her responsible for a $2,996 debt supposedly incurred under her father’s Social Security number.

JJ 4-12-2014 06:42 PM
When you allow government to get too powerful, that it what you get.

The bigger government gets, the more freedoms we lose. Get used to it, like PVC says, in 2016 it will be Hillary, and then more and more progressives who want big government.
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I just watched "The Very Thought of You" a movie from 1944. So sweet, clean cut, romantic. Those days during the war and right after were great years; me were respectful, women were too, people appreciated the little things and weren't always looking for the next thing to buy. Families, families, families. Please don't blame the republicans or the democrats or anyone for what changed this nation. I just pray we can have that back.

Marie 4-9-2014 04:10 PM
I love the old black and white movies. You can get lost in the story, and appreciate the acting without all the graphic sex and violence other movies feel is necessary.

The old values served us well. We all need to re-evaluate the path this country is going.

Ken 4-10-2014 10:46 AM
A few years ago I read a review of the movie "Casablanca". In the review they stated that Bogart and Ingred Bergman were lovers. I was incensed. I remember they only kissed on the screen. I still had the innocent memories of the movie from childhood when things were not graphic but, the adults got the meaning or as much of the meaning as they wanted. It was better.
I liked the program "The Americans" on TV. I have stopped watching it because of the graphic sex in some scenes. It annoys me that they have to put the sex in and ruin a great program.

Marie 4-10-2014 12:10 PM
Ken I was watching TCM this month and the star of the month was Mary Astor. I always enjoyed her films, especially Red Dust with Clark Gable.

But when I read she bedded down with almost every leading man she starred with, it changed the way I looked at her films. I'm not a prude, but knowing things about actors can change how you feel about their movies.

When I read a book, my imagination helps bring the story to life. It's the same with a movie. Sometimes a little suggestive dialogue does more than explicit sex scenes.

I miss the innocence of the old films, there was no cursing.

Mary 4-10-2014 08:36 PM
Mickey Rooney just passed away. He was a real talent from his early childhood on. His Andy Hardy movies are a joy to watch. The family life, storyline with a moral message usually, his innocent love life. Everyone in the family could watch it.
Now many young people look at those movies and genre and consider them geeky. Kids that held hands on dates, a kiss was a big deal. Curfews, respect, values.

Dating, marriage, babies in that order.

Why are those values not respected today by so many of our young folks. Not all of course, even decades past there were wild ones, but not like todays numbers.
Those old movies were great to watch.
Geez, when Clark Gable carried Vivien Leigh up that staircase in Gone With the Wind...WOW!

pvc. 4-11-2014 05:52 AM
Mary while referring to old fashion ideals one has to note that Mickey Rooney was married 7 or 8 times . how about the actresses he acted with? LIZ TAYLOR 7 times. Ava Gardner i don`t even want to count. and then there was Judy Garland another mess. OLD FASHIONED VALUES HMMM?

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pvc. 4-11-2014 11:22 AM
last first what has a DUI have to do with anything. and by the way who were you referring to? I was making a case for the good old days not being as good as we make them out to be. you found something wrong with who said it not what was said. just like you do to OBAMA.

Mary 4-11-2014 11:56 AM

I did say there were wild ones decades ago, ie Liz, Judy, Mickey, Zsa Zsa et al.
But the accepted behaviour was more modest for the common folk. Not like the mores of today. Back then loose behaviour was frowned upon now it's praised and immitated by our young folks. When I was pregnant, we covered our belly, common decency. Today, some young women flaunt their exposed baby bump. I'm sorry, I think that is disgusting and unnecessary. Don't get me wrong, pregnancy and babies are wonderful, miracles, but that special time is private.

I agree with Ken and Marie knowing stuff about these stars can change how you see them in the movies. I guess they were great actors! Lol

SAM 4-11-2014 08:43 PM

Joe fl 4-11-2014 09:18 PM
Sam, if someone had written a screenplay about an relatively unknown black, ultra liberal politician, with sealed records and comes from a communist family and raised in Indonesia becoming president, they would laugh them out if the business. It's the making of an old SNL skit. Sadly, it's true.

The whole situation surrounding him and his ascent is bizarre. He's dishonest and can't be trusted. The sealed records should have been a red flag to everyone that being deceitful and evasive is his style. He's just getting more brazen with each passing scandal.

Half the country elected that clown, but the whole country must suffer.

You can't fix stupid.
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a thought 4-7-2014 04:52 PM
I think someone needs to find the dog that bit Marie's daughter and sig it on Marian.

JJ 4-8-2014 01:13 PM
That would still be too good for her kind!

a thought 4-9-2014 02:21 AM
Yeah, but it wouldn't be too kind for pvc and T.O. - two a@%holes!! Let's get that pitbull after those two.

pvc. 4-9-2014 06:13 AM
to a thought. if you infact ever had a thought your whole family would fight you for it. Keep em coming I love.

pvc. 4-9-2014 06:55 AM
on a lighter note. SAT. night I went to Mohican Sun and saw CHER she was incredibleand what made it even better was the fact that PAT BENATAR opned for her. great seats too 6 rows from the stage , and she looks incredible for a 68 year old woman. plus the voice is still there.

JJ 4-9-2014 10:31 AM
That's not nice. We're all Brooklynites here, we're a mixed bag of we are good people.

Criticize political opinion, but not the person.

Mary 4-9-2014 12:49 PM
Phil, I always liked Cher, more than Sonny. She had the voice. But she has had a number of surgeries to look like that. Jealous? I sure am, if I had the money, I'd have a few nips and tucks, to erase some years, not a Joan Rivers look, but just some minor stuff.

Independent 4-9-2014 04:36 PM
About three years ago, I had the opportunity to meet Diane Feinstein at a public forum. The topic was equality. She touted President Obama's platform for equality for all. I raised my hand to ask her a question and she picked me. I asked her if the President was successful with his equality agenda, would I be equal to her?

She hesitated for a split second and said...quote: " of course not, that is not the goal". People booed her and it took a minute to settle the crowd down. My question and her answer apparently cut the meeting short.

These politicians telling us how to live, what to say, think and feel, what to eat, what to buy, how to pray, what to watch, will not be bound by their own laws. It's Animal Farm for real.

Independent 4-9-2014 05:19 PM
“Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the Government take care of him; better take a closer look at the American Indian!” Henry Ford

Aesop 4-9-2014 06:12 PM


Pissed 4-9-2014 10:45 PM
Attorney General Holder, a/k/a Adolph Hitler, wants ID bracelets for ALL LEGAL GUN OWNERS. So they are easier to track.

He has no problem with illegal aliens running around fat, dumb and happy, and he's OK with no ID to vote, but he wants ID bracelets for LEGAL GUN OWNERS. He needs to go, FAST.

This is too much, what the hell is happening to this country?

People complain the Tea Party are right wing kooks, well we have the left wing kooks calling the shots now.

We need to bring this country back to a safe middle before it's too late and we have no voice at all.

Independent 4-10-2014 11:32 AM
Here's the latest news report concerning California Democrat State Senator Leland Yee, who was arrested recently for "weapons smuggling."

According to CNN:

"Senator Yee ended up sitting across from an undercover federal agent in a coffee shop in early March, brokering what he was told was a $2 million arms deal that would include the purchase of shoulder-fired missiles from Islamic rebels in the Philippines."

Gun-grabbers in California and nationwide are freaking out, fearful that Yee’s arrest may "slow the legislature's consideration of gun restrictions this year."

It would be one thing if Senator Yee was a fresh-faced back bencher in the California General Assembly who could be tossed aside with little notice . . .

. . . but Senator Yee literally has been the face of the anti-gun movement in California for decades.

Please note, the fact he is a Democrat is not the problem. The problem is we have two faced crooked politicians who use important social issues to line their pockets.

He has been a major proponent for gun control on legal gun owners, yet he is conspiring behind the scenes to bring illegal military weapons into our nation from Islamic terrorists.

That's treason, he needs to be removed from office and punished.

Pissed 4-10-2014 10:08 PM
AG Eric Holder complained today he and President Obama are victims of racism and bias. They hold the two most powerful positions in the country maybe the world. The country put Obama in power TWICE obviously knowing he is black. The race card is dead. Move on.

He is a divisive race baiter.

a thought 4-11-2014 03:09 AM
Hey have been calling pvc and T.O. all kinds of names because of their political views. It's okay for you, but not for me? I just want to be sure that just because these two morons were nice to the Marie lady over her daughter, aren't forgotten for being the a%Sholes they still are. End of story.

Ken 4-11-2014 05:54 AM
Hey Pissed,
On O'Reily last night he covered the story. He interviewed two young black, intellegent and doing OK people. They agreed that (Obama and )Holder was treated badly by Congress because of their color. O'Riely asked for examples. They could not give any to the point. The sad thing is that they really believe it. And I think Holder believes it also. It is not made up or the race card.I think this comes from a complex. It is almost impossible to convience them otherwise. Forget that Obama was elected twice.It's like someone feels inferior trying to convience them that they are as good as anybody else. It's impossible to convienc them. Sad situation. I think that the race issue will be in the forefront for a very long time into the future - from their side because of this complex.

JJ 4-11-2014 12:01 PM

I'm a great guy, seriously, I'm not a bad person, and I'm conservative. Go ahead, tear my views apart, but don't say I'm no good, or an a$$hole, because that's simply not true.

Pissed 4-11-2014 12:48 PM
Ken, Holder and those like him, actually feed racism with their words and actions. It's the old cliché, "chip on the shoulder".

When we had a Congress and WH comprised of all old white men, the racist voices were loud. Today, with Blacks in very high places, they still complain.

They don't want equality, they want supremacy.

a thought 4-11-2014 02:39 PM
Hey JJ, can ya read. I didn't call you an #@*%!... I called pvc and T.O. #@*%!s. Because they are. You think so too because you tell them that all the time.

JJ 4-11-2014 03:11 PM
OK, I admit I'm guilty too, but I want to take the high road and not antagonize. I'll rip political opinion apart, but I think in these bad times we would be better off not getting personal with attacks. That just takes the focus from the real issues.
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My eldest daughter is in surgery right now. She was mauled by a pit bull today in Tampa, FL.

Pray for her please.

pvc. 4-3-2014 06:01 AM
I`m so sorry marie I`ll make sure to add her to my prayers phil.

T.O. 4-3-2014 07:24 AM
Prayers for your daughter Marie, and for your family. Wish I lived close by and could bring you some cannolis to make you feel better.

T.O. 4-3-2014 07:26 AM
P.S. to Marie. I noticed you posted this yesterday. Please give us an update when you have the time. I will check back every now and then to see how she's doing. What an awful thing to happen to someone.

Marie 4-3-2014 11:21 AM
Thank you for your kind words. She got out of surgery, St. Joseph's Hospital about midnight.

The way it happened, she was on the patio with the owner and dog and a spider landed on her, she jumped up to swat the spider and the dog attacked her. He bit down on her buttocks and got her to the ground, then he locked down on her knee, tossing her like a rag doll. She tried to get his mouth off her knee and shredded her fingers. The owner was bitten too, and finally got a broom stick in the dogs mouth to break his bite. The attack lasted a out two minutes.

He took a big chunk out of her upper thigh and buttock and bit deep into her knee, right to the bone.

Fortunately, they saved her leg and all her fingers, but she is disfigured. Mentally she is in bad condition.

The dog had attacked someone before she learned, but the owner covered it up to save the dogs life. I want that dog put down. The dog has known her for almost two years, attacking like that is sick.

Tony, I wish I had a dozen cannollis with a big bottle of wine, I'm a mess right now. It's horrible to see your child damaged like that. The photos were bad. I've got medical issues now, so I can't get to Florida to see her, but her sisters are with her. She's divorced and lives alone, her kids are adults.

My husband is angry. Those dogs are unstable. All dogs can bite, they're animals, but pit bulls misfire in the brain and mutilate. To attack like that, on a person he knew right in front of his owner is dangerous. One of our other daughters owns two pit bulls, her husband loves that breed, and she has small children, I worry daily, especially after this. My daughter who was attacked is 130 lbs and the dog got her on the ground in seconds, a child wouldn't stand a chance. TG he didn't get her face ir neck.

When I saw pix of my daughters wounds I fainted. TG my husband was right there.

Thank you both for responding. You're good guys. You both have my respect.

T.O. 4-3-2014 11:35 AM
Marie, I have been checking back and forth to see if you wrote anything about your daughter. I am so shocked that this dog is still around...what the hell? I am so sorry for the pain and suffering that has befallen your daughter and your family. I know that when something happens to one of our kids, it happens to us as well. Please know that you will be in my prayers. My wife is already putting your daughter and family on our prayer chain at church. God bless all of you, and please let us know how she is doing. Again, so very sorry for your pain.

Marie 4-3-2014 11:53 AM
T.O. you just made me cry. Thank you, I haven't been able to cry, shock I think, now I can't stop.
Tell your wife thank you so very much, I'm heartsick, my daughter is such a beautiful girl, it hurts me to see her torn up like that. As a patent you know, you bring a baby into the world and you check everything, making sure the baby is "perfect". It hurts me to see her so upset.

I'm proud to call you friend, Bless you.

T.O. 4-3-2014 03:52 PM
Yes Marie, I am happy to call you my friend as well. My wife says you are very welcome. It is the least we can do. This is such a terrible thing. I cannot even imagine your pain, and I am sorry if I made you cry. That was not my intention. Take care of yourself Marie.

Marie 4-3-2014 04:21 PM
T.O. I can't tell how good it is that you are taking the time to listen to me. I appreciate it more than I can express. You're a kind man. The more I learn of her accident, the angrier I get. It seems now, the dog owner knew the dog was viscous, and had attacked before. When my Jeanne was attacked, they physically restrained her from calling for an ambulance. They wanted to treat her wounds themselves, but she was screaming and bleeding too badly and finally they took her to the hospital. They told her to keep her mouth shut. That's criminal! I wish I was a younger person, I'd deal with him.

She will remain in the hospital for up to two weeks to control the infection. She has a drain in her leg.

I'm furious. Thanks again for being there for me. I'm 600 miles from her and I feel so helpless. It helps me to talk about it and my husband had to go to work.

My husband went I bought me some cherry turnovers, they're no cannoli, but they'll have to do. I have St. Jude on overtime.

Mike NJoni 4-3-2014 04:43 PM
Marie. You and your daughter are in our prayers.

Marie 4-3-2014 05:25 PM
Thank you Mike, I'm so blessed to have so many nice people praying for my daughter. Thank you so much.

Ken 4-4-2014 05:20 AM
I'm sorry to hear about your daughter. I am also troubled to hear that your other daughter has a pit bull along with young children. I hope that she does whatever she has to do to get the animal out her home - now.

Marie 4-4-2014 10:58 AM
Hi Ken, thank you for your concern. My husband and I are sick worrying about that. When my kids were growing up we owned a Yorkie and Shih tzu. Nice little puppies, not those bone crushing beasts.
Our middle daughter married a young man whose sole purpose in life is to own an ATV, and pit bulls. One of his nephews was mauled by a pit bull several years back and was disfigured on his face requiring several surgeries. He still looks bad. But my son in law still blames the boy not the dog. Profound ignorance! I hate those dogs, they scare the stuff out of me. She insists they will keep the two they own even after seeing the photos of her sisters wounds. Stubborn and foolish.

Our kids are all adults, some pushing middle age, they don't listen to us. I don't understand why anyone would want an animal around that could do that kind of damage for no apparent reason. Why risk it? I'm aging fast with worry.

My daughter Jeanne is badly scared. I'm still hoping infection doesn't complicate things. The dog locked down on her knee, and was shaking her violently, I'm amazed he didn't crush her leg. The wounds are completely around her knee, the chunk out of her upper thigh and her fingers. Mentally she's a mess, having night terrors reliving the attack.

I'm very greatful so many people responded and offered prayers for her recovery. Thank you again Ken, you're a good man and I appreciate your support.

MaryAnn 4-4-2014 04:32 PM
Marie, so sorry to hear about your daughter. I was bitten by a dog about five years ago. I accidently bumped into him and he bit through my leg. I went to the emergency room and still ended up back in the hospital a couple of days later with cellulitis.I ended up being in the hospital for a week with round the clock antibiotics. I am so HAPPY to hear that your daughter will remain in the hospital to be certain that she doesn't get a severe infection. I hope that she will be getting a good lawyer. I didn't sue because it was the dog of my best friend's brother; but these people deserve no mercy whatsoever. This is a tragedy of epic proportions and your daughter deserves compensation for the pain and suffering she has endured and will have to endure for a lifetime. Please know that you will be in my prayers!

Marie 4-4-2014 05:13 PM
Thank you so much MaryAnn. You can fully understand the terror she is going through. Can you tell me how long it took for you to get over the attack? She's in a bad state right now, having night terrors. I'm worried about her.
I've seen pictures of her wounds stitched up, the doctor did a remarkable job. Hopefully the scars will fade a little.
Her knee I'm afraid will never be the same. The wound is approximately 3/4 around her knee. That was the worst of all the bites. The piece missing from her thigh was very deep and he stitched it up best he could, it looks like a "starfish" and the dent looks like it may be minimized. I'm still sick to my stomach thinking what she went through. 90 seconds is a very long time in an attack like that. My momma bear instinct wants to protect her.

Maryann, I'm amazed now many people have contacted me with a story of a dog bite, especially by a pit bull. Terrifying tales. Did you have any permanent injury from your attack?

Thank you for your kind words, I really do appreciate all the support I've received from this site. We Brooklynites are good guys. Thanks again.

MaryAnn 4-5-2014 09:24 AM
Marie, my attack was not nearly as severe as your daughters and I have only a tiny little scar where is teeth pierced my shin. But I have to tell you that I never went back to visit my friend in Brooklyn since it happened. I am not afraid of dogs, but definitely afraid of that one. Her being in the hospital is a good thing because infection from a dog bite is extremely dangerous. I suspect that she will be afraid for a very long time because this wasn't simply a bite, but rather an actual mauling. The dog that bit me is a mixed breed with not a trace of pitbull,but he was a shelter dog and you never know the abuse behind the adoption. Please continue to let us know how she and you are doing. Yes, Brooklyn people are good hearted, be they Republican or Democrat!! Just teasing. I know this site has become quite political but it is always good to have common ground when it comes to common decency and compassion - definitely Brooklyn people trademarks.

Marie 4-5-2014 11:07 AM
MaryAnn, I'm glad to hear your bite wasn't as bad as my Jeanne's, thank Goodness. I agree with you, we can put our political differences aside and support each other when needed. I have said it before, I am very blessed to have so many nice people supporting us.

Marie 4-6-2014 07:20 PM
Update on my daughter's dog attack. She is still in the hospital, they removed the tubes from her leg. The wounds are significant, and have disgigured her leg terribly. She is suffering from night terrors and wakes frequently screaming, reliving the attack. She will have medical care when she gets home and some therapy. Emotionally she will take longer to heal.

Thank you all for your kind thoughts and prayers. I can't tell you how much your support has meant to me and my family. God Bless all of you.

T.O. 4-7-2014 04:51 PM
Continuing to prayer for your daughter and your family Marie. Still can't even imagine what a toll this has taken. Take care of yourself and each other.

Marie 4-7-2014 07:38 PM
T.O. Things took a turn for the worse today. She has developed pneumonia and they found a blockage in her bowels so she'll have more surgery. She is very swollen and puffy, looks nothing like her normal self. She is very depressed. The owner took off with the dog, they are looking for him.

Thank you all for caring.

Mike n Joni 4-8-2014 05:55 AM
Marie, so sorry to hear about your daughters complications. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both. Hope they find the owner of the dog. The dog should be tested and the owner should have some responsibility.

Marie 4-8-2014 12:55 PM
Can anyone tell me what it means when your heart beat goes down to 35?

JJ 4-8-2014 08:08 PM
If you're an athlete it's OK. Otherwise it may be a problem.

I'm praying for your daughter. That dog needs to be killed.

T.O. 4-9-2014 02:20 AM
My God Marie....all of these complications are a result of the dog bite? Including the bowel obstruction? Or is this separate from the bite? Either way, what a thing for this poor girl to go through. Are the authorities in Florida alerted about this situation? It would seem that this dog poses a serious threat to the safety and well being of others. Is there anything that law enforcement can do? Prayers are continuing to come your way Marie. What a nightmare.

Marie 4-9-2014 10:06 AM
Jeanne's pneumonia is a result of being in the hospital, the bowel obstruction I'm not sure about, we keep getting conflicting info. At one point they said it twisted when she was flailing around with the dog on her, but they are still doing tests. They checked her for MRSA and she was negative TG. The heart rate is worrying me. She's a strong girl, but there is only so much a body can take.

We appreciate all the prayers and concern, it really does help in difficult times like this. God Bless you all.
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7.1 million and counting.It looks like the ACA is here to stay. READ IT AND WEAP.

Frankie Nerves 4-2-2014 06:37 AM
It's WEEP bonehead. Good grief!

Two weeks ago they couldn't give us a number at all now suddenly they have a precise number of 7.1 million. C'mon Phillie! I thought you were from The Hook.

How's that Kool-Aid taste? Pffft!!!

TEC 4-2-2014 10:59 AM
Frankie, we both know Phil has poor reading comprehension. He absorbed none of what I posted below. They are playing fast n loose with the numbers and gullible people like Philly eat it up just to be obstinate. He may be from the Hook, but he's a Connecticut bleeding heart liberal now.

I believe absoloutly nothing out of Obama's mouth or Sebellius.

This isn't a GOP vs Dem issue, Obama's policies are s o c i a l i s t .

Mike 4-2-2014 11:12 AM
You know everything that President Obama says is the truth. If you like your doctor you can keep him, Period. If you like your medical insurance plan you can keep it, period. Why doubt his promises now??

Independent 4-2-2014 12:04 PM





Ken 4-2-2014 02:46 PM
I remember before the ACA was passed the Liberals said that there were 30 to 40 million people uninsured. So why didn't they sign up?
I didn't believe that number then but, I believe that we are now approaching that number now as people losse their insurance.

pvc. 4-2-2014 02:56 PM
so nervous frankie I spelled something wrong but better that then wish that 7.1 million more have healthcare. you`d really be nervous if you said that to my face. but cowards like you shoot from ambush.

pvc. 4-2-2014 02:58 PM
Tec you are as stupid as shaky. reading comprehension has nothing to do with the fact that 7.1 million now havehealth coverage. you`re so stupid you don`t even realize that you were paying for it anyway. you are an Idiot.

pvc. 4-2-2014 03:01 PM
mike why not make the law even better than it is now. I think you`d rather see those who can`t afford health coverage suffer. you are a pitiful human being.

pvc. 4-2-2014 03:04 PM
to Independent. I`ve got the VA but they collect from my Blue Cross and Blue Shield. you really don`t know very mush. before opening your mouth you should study the facts. maybe you should have served your country like I and many millions have then you`d deserve Va benefits. you were probably a draft dodger.

pvc. 4-2-2014 03:05 PM
ken it amazes me that you remember anything. 7.1 and counting.

TEC 4-2-2014 03:56 PM

Typical PVC diarrhea of the mouth.

Well folks, look at him, THAT'S WHY THE COUNTRY IS IN SUCH A BIG MESS.


I don't know how he ever held down a job with that mentality.

Obama loves puppets like PVC.

If this was Germany WWII, Phil would be leading a Conga line right into the oven, oblivious to the danger.


Independent 4-2-2014 04:10 PM
Phil, being a wounded vet doesn't give you the right to diss everyone else and be a real a$$ hole.

You probably would have been a draft dodger too if you could have found your way to the Canadian border from Carroll Gardens.

You check your facts, my are accurate. When you watch the news you just WATCH the news, you don't HEAR the news.

Mary 4-2-2014 08:52 PM
Another shooting at Fort Hood. 4 dead, including shooter, and 14 injured. The only people on a military installation allowed to carry weapons are the Military Police, thanks to a decree by Bill Clinton, in 1993.

Their warped thinking sucks and doesn't work well in the real world.

pvc. 4-3-2014 06:10 AM
I occasionally have to speak that way on this site due to the mentality of the people to whom I am speaking. Now if you say something intelligent I`ll reply in kind. If you do not I`ll Reply in kind. the constitution gives me that right and by the way where were you when it came to defend the flag. probably blabbing away on some corner about what you would do. keep it up it can get more commical I assure you.
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7.1 million and counting.It looks like the ACA is here to stay. READ IT AND WEAP.
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3-29-2014 06:53 PM  Write a comment

Agrarianism has two common meanings. The first meaning refers to a social philosophy or political philosophy which values rural society as superior to urban society, the independent farmer as superior to the paid worker, and sees farming as a way of life that can shape the ideal social values.[1] It stresses the superiority of a simpler rural life as opposed to the complexity of city life, with its banks and factories.
The American Thomas Jefferson was a representative agrarian who built Jeffersonian Democracy around the notion that farmers are “the most valuable citizens” and the truest republicans.[2]

Marie 3-29-2014 07:12 PM
To continue from above, Jefferson's beliefs led to the Manifest Destiny in the mid 1800's. The Manifest Destiny professed man's divine purpose to expand their development of the continent.

The United States east of the Mississippi River was established in 1783.

The Louisiana Purchase from France in 1803.

Texas was annexed in 1845,

The Mexican Cession in 1845.

The Gaddsen Purchase from Mexico 1853.

Oregon Extinguished British Claims in 1846.

Those acquisitions gave us the continental US we have today.

Playing the devils advocate, is it OK for the US to acquire land under it's Manifest Destiny? Or is it unreasonable for France, England or Spain to want its old territory back?

Russia is trying to reconstitute the old USSR. My fear is he may not stop when he sees how easy the world is making his takeover.

I agree with Phil, we can't keep policing the world every time some tyrant acts up. But, we have to be ready at home, prepared militarily if things turn ugly towards us.

Shmartlover 3-30-2014 07:25 AM sure are shmart!!!!!!

Independent 4-1-2014 10:45 AM



Mary 4-1-2014 05:19 PM
I'd like to see them find Flight 370 anywhere but in the Indian Ocean, just to shut Bill O'Reilly up. What a blowhard.

I watch FOX, I like mist of it, but not him. What a bully.

Also, I think I agree with the post above about Americas expansion. The problem is today we have nuclear weapons, back then they had only canons. When is too much?

TEC 4-1-2014 08:35 PM
I've been watching this healthcare mess lately, some of my family like Obamacare some don't.

Those that like it all have private insurance, still in far. Those that hate it have lost their long held coverage and are pissed. One family member has actually benefitted from the ACA, with a subsidy. But her parents lost their policy. That is sick.

It's obvious to me Obama's numbers are skewed.

Today they say 7.1 million have signed up.

They cannot say how many have actually paid for their policy.
You know as well as I do, until your check clears, or you sign up for automatic payments from your account, you don't get your policy ID card.

They can't say how many of that 7.1 million are MEDICAID, they pay NOTHING, NADA, ZILCH, ZERO, SQUAT. No benefit to the system, only a negative drain.

They can't say how many are old insured under MEDICAID, who must enroll each year, every year. They've been counted already, they can't be counted again, over and over,

They can't say how many of the 7.1 million are those who had their coverage dropped because of the ACA. 6 .3 million to date. Myself included,

The real number must be terribly low, embarrassing, or else they would be plastering it all over the place. On billboards.

I used this following analogy to my family who still like the ACA.

You own your home, with a mortgage you can afford. You like the terms, payment, interest rate and your bank.

Your co-worker rents, he would like a house, but prefers to spend his money elsewhere not on a down payment.

Now, Uncle Sam comes along and declares everyone MUST buy a home. Mandated, under penalty.

That puts stressers on the mortgage banks who now must reconstruct the entire mortgage industry in order to comply.

So they cancel your excellent mortgage, forcing you into a government pool of mortgage companies. You now have a bigger monthly payment, higher interest rate. If you absolutely can't pay it, you lose your home and must pay a fine to the government...each year until you breakdown and buy the more expensive mortgage from Uncle Sam.

Your co-worker gets a mortgage now, often with a subsidy, gets a house, with a decent payment.

The presidents spin is focused on all the people who didn't have a home before, but now have one. Sounds great to those who don't look beyond headlines. But he is ignoring all the people who were damaged by his law and lost the mortgage they liked and could afford.

You can't claim success for one group by hurting another.

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you all complain about Obama, but he hasn`t gotten us into any wars. no thanks to Mc Cain and Graham both of whom didn`t see a war they didn`t want to get into. Mc Cain should know better and Graham is windbag.

SAM 3-28-2014 11:32 AM

Marie 3-28-2014 03:26 PM
The Hill, March 13, 2014.

Away from the conflict in Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin is quietly seeking a foothold in Latin America, military officials warn.

To the alarm of lawmakers and Pentagon officials, Putin has begun sending navy ships and long-range bombers to the region for the first time in years.

Russia’s defense minister says the country is planning bases in Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua, and just last week, Putin’s national security team met to discuss increasing military ties in the region.
“They’re on the march,” Gen. James Kelly, commander of U.S. Southern Command said at a Senate hearing earlier this month. “They’re working the scenes where we can’t work. And they’re doing a pretty good job.”

Kelly said there has been a “noticeable uptick in Russian power projection and security force personnel” in Latin America.

“It has been over three decades since we last saw this type of high-profile Russian military presence,” Kelly said at the March 13 hearing.

The Red Menace is on the move, reminiscent of Cuba, October, 1962, with JFK. But Obama is no JFK.

We are reducing our forces to pre WWII levels. Foolish.

pvc. 3-28-2014 04:11 PM
the name of the game is money. putin will keep going until it becomes unprofitable for his billionare friends. they tried it before and it didn`t work. what makes you think it will succede now?for Gods sake they don`t have a formidable navy.

Sid W 3-28-2014 04:55 PM

Independent 3-28-2014 06:49 PM
Formidable navy?

One well placed nuclear bomb is all it would take. But for the record, Russia does have a formidable navy. As of 2013, 70 nuclear subs and 210 war ships. That's why Russia wanted the Crimean Peninsula, it's an important port that doesn't freeze. Her navy would be guaranteed a passage to the Mediterranean Sea through the Strait of Kerch, which is what the Crimean War of 1853-1856 was fought over. Putin has a strategy, he is probably a great chess player. He is out thinking us on every move. Checkmate may be in Latin America. Remember, if you live in the US, you travel NORTH to get to Russia the quickest way. They have the capability to bomb any city in the US.

The American Revolution was won over Great Britain the finest military in the world, Britannia ruled the Seas the saying goes. She was beaten by a rag-o-muffin army of starving, ill, barefoot men and boys. We won then because we had a goal, a purpose. We had a fire in the belly attitude to win, to be free.
We don't have that anymore, we have a "leader" who thinks a handshake, a bow and a toothy grin is mightier than the sword.

Putin is a tyrant, that's a given, but as one Russian transplant said the other evening, Putin is doing everything to help Russia, all in the name of Russian pride and history. Right or wrong, he's a Russian and proud of it and doing things to protect Russians, who by the way sided with Putin in Crimea.

President Obama on the other hand is working to weaken America and undo everything we have accomplished and fought wars for, for over 240 years in the name of freedom. Our national bird should be changed from the mighty eagle to a cute love bird and our national anthem changed to "your nobody til somebody loves you". We're a joke.

We're headed for a Cuban Missile Crisis again. We were right up to Def Con 4 that October 50 years ago, maybe we won't be so lucky next time. Obama is an academic, a theorist, a community organizer, great in a classroom with a chalkboard. Reality, it appears, is a challenge for him.
Utopia is a liberal fantasy that poisons the minds of intelligent men. Ben Franklin.

justsayinalso 3-29-2014 07:12 AM
I miss "justine" or "justsayin" or whatever her names is...she was hilarious!!! Haven't enjoyed reading anything more in recent days. Wish she would come back.

Independent 3-29-2014 05:11 PM
The liberal view point is always welcomed. We bounce ideas off of each other. Justine could have offered valuable insight to support her views, but chose to mock others instead.

I don't share her political stance.but I would never say she was heartless or cruel, or disingenuous, like she called us. She thinks we are foolish for our Conservstive views, we feel the same towards her, that won't change. But when we kick our opinions around, we get some insight why we think as we do. I have softened my position a bit. I would like to see a conservative Republican win in 2016, but if that doesn't happen a centrist, "real" Democrat would be OK too. We must stop putting these far left extremists in power.

Some say the Tea Party is too far right, maybe so, but what we have now is the leftist version of the Tea Party. Not good.

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Christie just had his own internal investigation and he cleared himself. wow what a relief. by the way Barbara Bush the matriac of the family had a long indebt conversation with the lovely Michelle Obama. you see we all debate and their all friends. and that has to do with intelligence

Ken 3-28-2014 12:12 PM
I like Christie but, I question him investigating himself. I also question Eric Holder investigating himself and the Administration on Fast and Furious, the IRS and Bengazi. When Bush 2 was in office teh Demos wanted an independent investigator for everything and Bush's AG complied with independent investigators.
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3-23-2014 08:44 PM  Write a comment

President Bill Clinton spoke out today and was very critical of President Obama's policies. Clinton questions Obama's motives saying "Obama has surrounded himself with people who want to bring down America". Clinton went on further to say we must stop him. Strong words. Clinton is a Democrat, it's evident Obama isn't.

That wasn't said by a Bush, or Rand Paul or Palin it was very well respected Bill Clinton.

pvc. 3-24-2014 06:57 AM
Marie I looked for an artile about Bill Clintons admonishment of Obama and couldn`t come up with one. please supply what program it was on. Phil

Marie 3-24-2014 10:01 AM
Phil, the comment was part of a speech Bill Clinton made this past weekend at Arizona University for CGI, Clinton Global Initiative, the Clintons were there to promote Hillary in 2016. Bill is on video harshly criticizing Obama and Biden who may run agsinst Hillary.
Obama wants to turn control of the INTETNET to international parties, the Clintons are vehemently opposed to that move which prompted Bill to make that comment. I agree with Bill's comment, President Obama's inner circle is staffed with people with a very radical world view which is opposed to everything the US represents.

CNN ran it once that I caught on Sat. and FOX ran it twice that I saw. I would have to think the other stations did not advertise the Clintons comments.

What this proves is Democrats will turn on Obama if it suits their immediate needs. When the GOP says similar things they are written off as bigoted.

Marie 3-24-2014 01:27 PM
Bill Clinton signed Executive Order 12852 in 1993 for Sustainable Development, which refers to land fights and development, which is Agenda 21, the UN aggressive worldwide takeover.

I hate the UN, think they are all nuts. I always liked Bill Clinton though. We can't blame Clinton alone for that decision. Many high ranking political icons support it, including all the Bushes, Romney, Obama, Biden, Gore, the Rockefellers, Bill Gates, Buffet, Carter, the Kennedys and many more from all parties.....but they are all wealthy. They all have the financial wherewithal to avoid the damage that policy could inflict on them. We, of course, would be swallowed up quickly. Ronald Reagan, Donald Trump, Sarah Palin, Gerald Ford, Nixon, McGovern, Hubert Humphrey and many more oppose it.

My question is "what do they all know that we don't?" Why do some support it and others don't?

Now, the Clintons opposing this latest attempt to give the INTERNET to world control is confusing. Have the Clintons begun to realize their good intentions in the 1993 Executive Order have morphed into an uncontrollable monster that has it's sights on the USA?

There is much we are not allowed to know. Most of us never learn of this stuff until it's too late.

We've made many mistakes in the name of "environmental protection" and we are likewise making mistakes in the name of 'political correctness".

Collectivism, thinking with one mind, having one voice. Theirs.

Marie 3-24-2014 01:28 PM

Independent 3-24-2014 02:00 PM
But, both Hillary and Obama would like to see Sharia Law here "in the name of political correctness."

Independent 3-24-2014 08:06 PM
The Clintons, all 3, Chelsea was there too and John McCain voiced their concern with the WH move to give control to International powers. Hillary is concerned our freedom of speech will be seriously hampered even ended completely. There are several nations who do not allow Twitter, Facebook, and any form of blogging or social networking.
Also, freedom of information may also be controlled by entities that don't share our freedoms and values. Why would President Obama expose us to that kind of censorship?

JJ 3-24-2014 09:38 PM
$8400.00 per night suite in China for the First Lady, her kiddies and mom, on our dime. No reporter contact permitted, none, she has requested them to stay away and no closer than 50 feet.

That's fine on a personal vacation. But if we taxpayers are footing the bill, then the press should be allowed access and questions.

pvc. 3-25-2014 06:24 AM
jj I don`t believe in the 840,000 per night, but then again I went to a chinese restaurant last night and the bill was around 200 so maybe you`re right. as to the press being kept awayso whats new about censorship in China.

pvc. 3-25-2014 06:32 AM
Marie I found some articles on clintons disagreement over the internet . as far as your other statment I agree with you about all of them . that is the position you are in as president. some things you do are popular and some are not. Regan with the unions, carter with Iran, Bush one I liked , clinton had monica and bush 2 had IRAQ and signing the law that allowed drug companies to go wild financially. so there you go.

JJ 3-25-2014 11:16 AM
Phil that's 84 hundred per night

That's too extravagant on our dime

JJ 3-25-2014 11:38 AM

Michelle Obama ordered no reporters.

Not the Chinese.

Marie 3-25-2014 12:45 PM
Phil, I hope that $200 tab in the Chinese restaurant was for more than two people. We need a good Chinese rest. here, all we have is P.F. Chang's, a chain. It's OK but predictable. The little family owned places are scary.

pvc. 3-26-2014 05:09 AM
JJ it cost 500 and up in new york . and that`s for a bed and a shower. 8400 aint bad and I`ll bet China picks up the tab.

pvc. 3-26-2014 05:12 AM
Marie this place that I go to has some very different dishes, such as grilled squid , jelly fish,absolutely wonderfull ribs and so on and so forth. Great Martines Too

Marie 3-26-2014 11:20 AM
Phil, have you eaten jellyfish? I can't imagine what that would be like. I've eaten a few exotic foods (most taste like chicken)

pvc. 3-26-2014 03:04 PM
marie the Jelly fish is crunchy and sweet as per the sauce. it`s really worth a try.

Marie 3-26-2014 07:06 PM
I think I'd have to drink a couple of margaritas first. Crunchy jellyfish might be too exotic for me. Lol

pvc. 3-27-2014 05:15 AM
You go girl. margaritas aha just the thing.

Gemmie a break 3-27-2014 06:15 AM
ruin a website ruin a country! Your doing a great job

Joe S.I. 3-27-2014 07:00 AM
Six months ago I went to a Korean wedding. The food was 100% Korean - not Korean American. I loaded my plate with food that I could not identfy. A doctor sitting next to me asked me if I knew what I was eating. I said no but this was a good experience for me. The doctor, who had only white rice and a king crab leg on his plate, said he does not eat what he cannot identfy. P.S. I was sick for the next three weeks. Back to Burger King for me.

Marie 3-27-2014 11:34 AM
Joe SI
My nail tech is from Viet Nam another was from China. Both have told me their cultures eat anything and everything. Cat, dog, bugs, rodents, anything. They think were crazy here in the US ignoring other food sources.

Ever since they told that to me, I'm nervous with Asian cuisine. I've gotten ill too after eating a Poo Poo platter.


Joe SI 3-27-2014 12:38 PM
Marie, I agree about third world food. When in a Chinese Resturant I keep thinking about the illegials in the kitchen and how much they know about sanitation. If they are sick they don't stay home - no sick days off. Of course that's true with any resturant. In NY City the Bd of Health inspects each resturant and issue them a placard with a rating. A -B-or C. This card is placed in the window of the Resturant. No one eats in a place that does not have an A rating. This has greatly improved the cleaness of the resturant and food preparation. The city likes it because that get to fine the resturant for violations. The resturant knows that they have to correct the deficienties to get an A rating ASAP. My rule is don't eat any uncooked food.

Marie 3-27-2014 12:48 PM
Joe, moments ago we were listening to our local station in Knoxville. They have a daily report on the cleanliness of local restaurants and give them a grade.
100% for perfect and they go from there.

Most of the good ones get 97-98%, today there was a Chick Fil A that got a 63%, that's awful. Food was left out, refrigeration was too warm, mops were in the same sink the food is washed in. Terrible. We eat out 3-4 times a week, but never in fast food, but even the better places make me nervous. Olive Garden had a cook with Hepatitis. He turned out to be an illegal from Honduras.

pvc. 3-28-2014 05:59 AM
to give me a break. one tries to put a little levity into the conversation and you of course find something wrong with it. you are one miserable individual. I`d hate to be you since you`ll probably die the the same way. pretty soon you`ll tell me that there`s no Santa Claus.
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Putin is a little guy with a big ego. communism has been tried and failed. Naziism was tried and failed. crimea was fought over in the 19 th century. it wasn`t worth it then and isn`t worth it now.when the russian billionaires feel the financial pressure he`ll be made to change his mind. In the meantime I`d like to smack him right in the back of his little rat head.

gone with the wind 3-23-2014 07:34 AM
pvc confirmed my entry; above & below no one notices we are gone, I thought I would try once more but no, like the rest, I'm out of here.

pvc. 3-23-2014 10:44 AM
this site has been innundated with bigotry,hate, mis information, and much more over the past few years,much to the delight of most. now that the ata is the law of the land and becoming more successful every day you choose to take your ball and go home. and that`s why the GOP continues to loose the presidency and will do so for the next 2 elections. Putin will spend his country into poverty and the russian people will starve until he`s gone.

Independent 3-23-2014 11:57 AM
No Pvc, that's not the reason, there is nothing wrong with you expressing your opinion, or T.O. or Joe, Marie, or Bob. It's fun and interesting. We can tell each other how wrong we are, that's part of debating. But Justsayin, Justine got too personal, not just generalizing her opinion against conservatives. Viscous.

People don't need nor deserve that.
If we say "liberals are bigoted" or "the GOP are racists" is a generalized statement, probably wrong to make such a broad statement, and none of us have personally called anyone out by name so ugly. Even with you, you were criticized for getting a bit nasty, but never belittled for your view. Everyone went off the deep end when Palin was mentioned. Big deal, she's one person. I don't understand the deep hatred some feel towards her.

I would like to continue with topical debate in all subjects, but the viscous personal comments have no place here.

Independent 3-23-2014 01:09 PM
The ACA allows for dependents to remain on parents policy until age 26. That's if mom and dad can keep their policy. Many folks like that point.

The ACA has no lifetime limits. Good thing.

The ACA accepts pre-existing conditions. Also good.

These are good things, but they cost money, a lot of money. Anyone who thought the ACA would lower prices was not being realistic.

The "Affordable Care Act" is NOT affordable to the average person. True, there are some who will get a policy with subsides they can afford, but there are too many others who are paying double and triple for care with huge deductibles, and lost coverage they liked, could afford with a doctor they trusted, many, many, 6 million and counting to be exact. More than signed on to Obamacare. There is a wash there, no gain. They took coverage from some to give to others. That's wrong, immoral.

Pelosi freaking out that "it's affordable" over and over and over, just because the name says AFFORDABLE. She looked insane. It may be affordable to her, she's worth $165 million, and is exempted from the ACA. She has the Cadillac plan, all in Congress are entitled to.

Those saying the ACA is working don't have a clue about it.

SAM 3-23-2014 07:51 PM

Independent 3-23-2014 08:26 PM
Sam, we're in a mess. The people calling the shots in DC think like PVC and Justine. They may mean well, but can't think passed their nose, they think in theory not reality.

My wife is a Dem more centrist though, even she thinks the left is too far left. She's a die hard Dem but Obama is losing her too.

The lefts domestic policies are not sustainable, we, you and I will run out of money. Their foreign policy is weak and disjointed, leaving us very vulnerable.

Obama pulled our missile defenses out of Europe....for a reason. He told Medvedev in Russia he'd have more freedom after his re-election...he meant his PEN. He's moving his radical agenda forward. His 2008 slogan was CHANGE, his 2012 slogan was FORWARD.

Mary 3-23-2014 09:13 PM
Obama was on that political satire show recently and was "jokingly" asked how he felt about a third term. The interviewer stated he would vote a third time for him. Obama seemed pleased staying in the "joke mode".

Obama responded also in a satirical tone that he liked the idea of a third term and it would help him finish his ideas.

Many things said in jest turn out to become reality.
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What happened to the SB website? I know you will tell me I can put an entry in anytime but I know that someone will turn it into a political argument; even if I say Red Hook was nice you will blame the dems or rep that it isn't the same; so whats the sense. What a sad day for South Brooklyn, no more memories, only bickering. We are all gone and no one notices, its the same people back and forth and no one wins.
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to justsayin before you comment on my poor spelling you should be advised that none is spelled that way and not noone as you spelled it.

Mary 3-22-2014 11:26 AM
Phil, we all kicked our views around with gusto, but Justine (Justsayin) joined in and lowered the bar to pure
"B I T C H ".

Marie 3-22-2014 02:34 PM
Phil, any opinion on this plane disappearance? Personally I think it was hijacked and landed to be used later on in an attack.

pvc. 3-22-2014 03:14 PM
alien abduction.

Independent 3-22-2014 04:04 PM
That's one possibility.

Mary 3-22-2014 04:25 PM
I think it was taken by the pilots, one or both and is hidden somewhere in a hanger. That debris field, whatever it is, now is probably hundreds of miles farther away due to the weather there, and we'll never find it.

Pissed 3-22-2014 06:48 PM
Czech Republic
Romania and Moldova
Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia
Ukraine and Belarus
Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Albania, Kosovo, and Macedonia

All the above were once behind the Iron Curtain, and if Putin has he way they'll be back there again. Putin now is advancing his power in Latin America. That is getting closer to us and that Communist stronghold Cuba. We are actually inching closer to the same situation JFK faced in 1962. Way to go Barry.

So just keep blindly keep support Obama, turn a blind eye and deaf ear to what he is doing. His spineless, toothless attitude with Putin, and foreign policy in general is encouraging tyrants like Putin to flourish.

I hope Justine can speak Russian.

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just got back from newport. the site looks to be poppin again.we finally have a woman who defends that guy in the white house whose mother was white. this site is an amusment park of ideas and prejudices. welcome aboard.

An Independant 3-21-2014 03:12 PM
PVC, looks like everybody's gone thanks to "Justine aka Justsayin"

She got too sarcastic, belittling, personal and nasty.

She has every right to her opinion and to express it, like all of us have, but instead of stating her opinion in rebuttal,
she got viscous. She wasn't too kind to you either. Marie defended you and TO, even though she holds a different political view, but lovely "Justine" said it was disingenuous.

We conservatives are damned if we do and damned if we don't. If we get too argumentative we're slammed, and if we try to be diplomatic and reasonable, we're two faced.

Justsayin is a proud liberal, which is OK by me. I'm an Independant, she could have contributed to this debate had she not dragged it down to satire, joking about very serious issues that effect all of us.

It appears it's her way or the highway as to opinions.
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