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So NOAA and NASA are doctoring temperature data. - GumboPot
I used to think highly of these agencies, however in the age of Obama I suppose nothing in the federal government is immune to corruption. [link=(http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamestaylor/2012/06/13/doctored-data-not-u-s-temperatures-set-a-record-this-year/)]Pathetic.[/link] SIAP...


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re: Update: RACE CALLED FOR PERDUE --93% reporting, Perdue 50.7%, Kingston 49.3% - GumboPot
Damn. Perdue might pull this off....


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re: Why aren't climate change believers beating up on Asia for wiping out species? - GumboPot
Because climate change is about implementing socialism and the largest country in Asia is socialist?...


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re: Update: RACE CALLED FOR PERDUE --93% reporting, Perdue 50.7%, Kingston 49.3% - GumboPot
It's my understanding that Perdue is the business man with little political experience and Kingston is the career politician, right? It would be a slight surprise IMO if Perdue wins....


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re: Update: RACE CALLED FOR PERDUE --93% reporting, Perdue 50.7%, Kingston 49.3% - GumboPot
[quote]NUNN LEADS BOTH CANDIDATES BY 8 IN RECENT POLLS. THIS STATE WILL COST GOP THE SENATE [/quote] Not a chance....


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re: Kansas tax cuts have been an unmitigated disaster - GumboPot
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Halbig Frees 57 Million + Americans from the ACA Individual & Employer Mandate - GumboPot
I know we have another Halbig thread going however I thought this point is important enough to have its own thread. This article written yesterday puts into perspective the freedoms gained (or regained) by today's Halbig decision. [quote]Halbig Frees More than 8 Million People from the Individu...


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re: Obamacare, not so fast - GumboPot
[quote]Seems like they could take care of that with a regulation from HHS, much like they do everything else concerning this law. [/quote] The admin. tried to do that through the IRS. That what this case is about. The courts said no, so far....


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re: Obamacare, not so fast - GumboPot
[quote]Will be heard en banc, where Democratic appointees outnumber Republicans 7-4.[/quote] It's amazing how political our court system is. This ruling will be reversed despite the clear simple meaning of the words in the English language. IMO this ruling would stand by liberal judges if it di...


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re: Obamacare, not so fast - GumboPot
[quote]am i missing something?[/quote] Yes. A lot....


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re: Obamacare, not so fast - GumboPot
It's my understanding that the law was written to specifically state that the only way that a state could receive subsidies is if the state implemented state exchanges. It was written that way to incentivize the states to implement state run exchanges and take that burden off the federal government'...


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re: Obamacare, not so fast - GumboPot
[quote]There is never a guarantee that the SCOTUS will take a case, but this would seem like a good one to reign in Chevron deference.[/quote] Heard dat. <---had to google Chevron deference. ...


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re: Obamacare, not so fast - GumboPot
I don't know the legalese but the law will continue to operate as it did yesterday. This will go to the SCOTUS. ...


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re: Obamacare, not so fast - GumboPot
[quote]This'll go en banc and get reversed. The nuclear option changed the entire makeup of the DC Circuit. I like the ruling, but it'll stand for all of a month.[/quote] It will ultimately end up in the SCOTUS, right? ...


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re: Obamacare, not so fast - GumboPot
Interesting: [quote]Re #Halbig, this looks like a sort of dig at John Roberts (pg. 23). [/quote] [img]https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BtJ-KPlCAAE_Oc5.png[/img] [link=(https://twitter.com/bhweingarten/status/491594025611182081/photo/1)]LINK[/link]...


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re: Obamacare, not so fast - GumboPot
Judge speaking to the defense: [quote]Countering the administration’s argument that the challengers’ logic would lead to absurd conclusions within the law, Randolph shrugged and said, “There is an absurdity principle, but not a stupidity principle. If the legislation is just stupid, it’s not up t...


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re: Obamacare, not so fast - GumboPot
[quote]William Piereson ?@JWP1022 2m Today, the Federal Court of Appeals has embraced the risky idea that the law says what the law says. Well, I'll be! #Halbig[/quote] :lol:...


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re: Obamacare, not so fast - GumboPot
Some tweets: [quote]Christine Hall ?@ChristineHall 6m #Halbig Obamacare decision: "a federal Exchange is not an 'Exchange established by the State'" [/quote] [quote]Cuffé ?@CuffyMeh 2m #Halbig is what happens when you railroad uberpartisan POS legislation on Christmas Eve, etc. [/quote] [...


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re: Obamacare, not so fast - GumboPot
An estimated $36 plus billion in 2016 ACA subsidies vaporized. :nana: :nana: :nana:...


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re: Obamacare, not so fast - GumboPot
Damn you beat me too it. I've bee following Halbig too. Off to read some details on the ruling. ...


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re: Did Obama call for a cease fire when Hamas was shelling Israel? - GumboPot
Just for the record, in the Hamas Charter: [quote]For our struggle against the Jews is extremely wide-ranging and grave, so much so that it will need all the loyal efforts we can wield, to be followed by further steps and reinforced by successive battalions from the multifarious Arab and Islamic...


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re: Did Obama call for a cease fire when Hamas was shelling Israel? - GumboPot
[quote]So by supporting Israel's counter-operation, I am supporting the Palestinian people. [/quote] But Hamas uses the Palestinian people as human shields and Israel gets blamed in the media for killing innocent Palestinians. ...


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re: Would this be good political move for GOP? - GumboPot
[quote]He said the GOP should pass amnesty, but they would not be eligible to vote for 25 years. [/quote] And it wouldn't hold up in court. You can't be a citizen and not be afforded all the benefits that all Americans are afforded though the constitution. Equal protection. ...


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re: Obama supports DC becoming a state! - GumboPot
Maryland should just annex DC, problem solved. Oh, and they would take along Fairfax county areas along with DC. ...


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re: Did Obama call for a cease fire when Hamas was shelling Israel? - GumboPot
[quote]Didnt he also say Israel have the right to defend themselves ?[/quote] Yes, but he meant in the context of shooting down rockets via the Iron Dome. Not going into Gaza and physically destroying and removing those rockets. Furthermore, I don't pretend to understand exactly what Obama ...


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re: Did Obama call for a cease fire when Hamas was shelling Israel? - GumboPot
[quote]"John Kerry just flew to the Middle East to save Hamas, again"[/quote] He flew into Cairo and is apparently not welcome. [quote]Ali Weinberg @AliABCNews Follow This doesn't happen often - Secretary Kerry got wanded by an Egyptian security officer on his way into the presidential palac...


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re: Did Obama call for a cease fire when Hamas was shelling Israel? - GumboPot
[quote]We don't have to simplify complex issues just to placate our own agendas. [/quote] My only agenda is to live peacefully with each other. The Palestinians probably do have legitimate gripe about losing their land when Israel was formed in '48 (admittedly I do not know much about the det...


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re: Did Obama call for a cease fire when Hamas was shelling Israel? - GumboPot
[quote]I understood it perfectly. Hamas shelled Israel, breaking up peace negotiations. U wanted, at that point, Obama to step in and call a cease fire. How do you call a cease fire when only one side is firing shots? Shouldn't you give the other side a chance to fire back?[/quote] Okay, I see yo...


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re: Did Obama call for a cease fire when Hamas was shelling Israel? - GumboPot
[quote]You don't think Israel has a right to protect themselves?[/quote] Of course I do. Re-read my OP. I think you misunderstood it. ...


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re: Did Obama call for a cease fire when Hamas was shelling Israel? - GumboPot
[quote]So you are indicating that anyone who sympathizes with the plight of the Pakestinians[/quote] What is the plight of the Palestinians? Hint. it's the same as every Muslim nation. ...


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