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Old 01-12-2012, 04:25 PM   #81 (permalink)
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If the resource tunnel gets approved jobs will be created and the economy will be spiked. Of course Obama has delayed his say in wheather the tunnel should be approved or not. Hell Canada don't care if USA don't want our resources we shall give it to the Chinese.
There are more jobs that could be created in sustainable energy. But of course that would require investing in r+d, education, and infrastructure. The pipeline does nothing but help the US with a destructive addiction to hydrocarbons. It doesn't advance them, it puts them further behind, while threatening to devastate poorer countries facing drought, instability, and starvation thanks to climate change. And that can only set everyone back as well. There's a pretty clear path that serves the 99%, and that path continually gets clouded by double-speak and baseless fears. It's sad.
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Old 01-12-2012, 04:50 PM   #82 (permalink)
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There are more jobs that could be created in sustainable energy. But of course that would require investing in r+d, education, and infrastructure. The pipeline does nothing but help the US with a destructive addiction to hydrocarbons. It doesn't advance them, it puts them further behind, while threatening to devastate poorer countries facing drought, instability, and starvation thanks to climate change. And that can only set everyone back as well. There's a pretty clear path that serves the 99%, and that path continually gets clouded by double-speak and baseless fears. It's sad.
Yes and no one even bothers to point the finger at China who basically are the biggest sinners.
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Old 01-16-2012, 10:22 AM   #83 (permalink)
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WASHINGTON - America's long-held distrust of intellectuals is legendary, but the already perplexing national trait has moved into overdrive in the Republican presidential race, with Mitt Romney facing heat for knowing French and Jon Huntsman viewed with suspicion because he speaks Mandarin.

Both candidates are Mormons, and learned the languages as young men while on religious missions to France and China, respectively. Huntsman's agility in Mandarin was among the reasons the Obama administration tapped him to become ambassador to China in 2009.

And yet only in America, some liberal commentators are bemoaning, would a candidate's efficiency in a foreign language be regarded as a strike against him.

"I can't believe that's not impressive to a Republican primary audience who won't even eat mandarin oranges because they don't want to take jobs away from American fruit," Jon Stewart quipped sarcastically on "The Daily Show" after playing a clip of Huntsman, who is set to drop out of the race on Monday, breaking into a few words of Mandarin in a recent Republican debate.

In South Carolina, meantime, a pair of Newt Gingrich attack ads against Romney focus on his ability to — mon Dieu! — speak French.

One of them, entitled "The French Connection," attacks Romney's record while comparing him to John Kerry, the Democratic presidential candidate in 2004 who lost to incumbent president George W. Bush amid perceptions he was too patrician for American tastes.

Romney "will say anything to win, anything, and just like John Kerry, he speaks French, too," the narrator intones menacingly as a jaunty French accordion tune plays in the background. Romney is seen speaking French in the web spot.
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"You don't speak Mandarin during a Republican debate," griped Joe Scarborough, former congressman for the party and now host of MSNBC's "Morning Joe."

Chimed in Michael Steele, former head of the Republican National Committee: "I thought he was ordering takeout."
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"Newt Gingrich's Mitt Romney 'French' Ad Stops Just Short Of Noting His 'Purdy Mouth,'" read a recent headline on Mediaite in a reference to "Deliverance," a iconic 1970s film best-known for its male rape scene by a band of redneck southern hillbillies.

Tommy Christopher, a columnist for Mediaite, says Gingrich's ads were insulting to the intelligence of voters in South Carolina.

"Are South Carolina's voters expected to drop their banjos, grab their Bowies, and chase Romney through the woods yelping 'Wheeeeeee!?'" he wrote.
Metro - Sacre bleu! Candidates know French?
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Old 01-16-2012, 11:26 AM   #84 (permalink)
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that's a pretty longstanding cultural artifact from the south

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Old 01-20-2012, 04:30 AM   #85 (permalink)
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Old 01-24-2012, 08:11 PM   #86 (permalink)
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american tax system:

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Barack Obama made 1.7Mil and payed 26% in taxes

Newt Gingrich made 3.1Mil and payed 31% in taxes

Mitt Romney made 21.3Mil and payed 13.9% in taxes
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