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Fluke is the poster child for our political class. Just look at her photo - her finger pointed down while she makes her point; her jaws are flappin and her visage is pure blue-stocking know-it-all.
I'm not sure how firmly the Dems are behind. We haven't even gotten to the Employer Mandate. When October comes and 100 million Americans go through what the people who suffered last autumn went through, you will see a political backlash that will go down in History. The Democrats will rue the day they voted for ObamaCare.
Why read it?You obviously don't know how the game is played. Every single one of those proposals will be ripped out and replaced by the Senate version. And don't think that reconcillation process apply. The fix is in; Boehner's Plan is just cover for the House Republicans. We've seen this kubuki dance before. Under House rules, Boehner can deem the bill to pass, and then allow the Senate to change it, and he is not obligated to call for another vote. The Senate bill will go straight to the WH and then become the Law of the Land.
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How Sticking to Your Guns Makes You Happy

JPK2 Wrote: Jan 06, 2014 8:03 PM
They were multimillionaires way before they did Duck Dynasty.
This is all about promotions. Only commanders that served in command combat units can get promoted. Baring women from combat billets means that they're effectively circumvented from three and four stars. Progressives think this is an outrage. And since Obama' inauguration, the WH has steadily put its own people in the DOD to ensure that there will one day be a female Commandant of the USMC. Which begs the question, how many lives will this females 4th star cost this nation?
Why don't you advocate an all female infantry company and join them in Afghanistan? You and your female fighting force wouldn't last 3 days. Perhaps if you lower our standards enough we can reduce our military effectiveness to the Peace Corps.
So, the USMC has only a 12 mile forced march for their infantry school? When my father served in the Marines during the Korean War, they were doing 30 mile forced marches with full gear. At 29 Palms, during one exercise, they marched 35 miles with full gear. After only 4 hours sleep they marched the 35 miles back. As a matter of fact, my father said Boot Camp was a breeze compared to combat training. And combat training was a breeze compared to actual combat. I cannot believe the Marines have reduced their training marches to 12 miles.
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Cheers! To Champagne Entrepreneurs

JPK2 Wrote: Dec 30, 2013 1:42 PM
One other thing concerning European wine. Like the beer industry in Europe, the wine industry is in a steady decline. One can blame demographics for this. In particular, French vinters have become a particularly old group. Wine consumption in France is down 30% since 1990. With consistently low birthrates the last 40 years, the French wine consumer has gotten older and older. To make matters worse, the French youth have turned to hard liquor and not wine. And the growing Muslim minority in France (15%) are teetotalers. As a result, many of the smaller vineyards in France have gone bankrupt or sold out to large concerns. France has gone through the same evolution in its wine production as Germany has with its beer production (about half of the 2200 breweries have closed in Germany since 1993).
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Cheers! To Champagne Entrepreneurs

JPK2 Wrote: Dec 30, 2013 1:37 PM
Up until the French Revolution, there were plenty of the female vinters in France. They were called nuns. French nuns, within the confines of their convents ran their own bakeries, butcher shops, farms, breweries, and vineyards. Many of the these were Benedictine and Trappist nuns, whose discipline required manual labor. Like their monk compatriots, they were totally self sufficient. And like other religious houses across Europe, they eventually operated some of the most prosperous enterprises. The proceeds were then put back into the local economy and public charities. However, the Reformation destroyed most of the convent and monasteries across Northern Europe; and what the Protestants started was completed by Napoleon, who forced all enterprises owned by the Church to be sold off to private investors.
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Ryan Saves GOP from Itself

JPK2 Wrote: Dec 14, 2013 10:02 AM
Here's what the "budget deal" accomplished: 1)It fixed ObamaCare funding for the next 3 years. 2)It cemented in $62 billion per year of new taxes (aka fees) 3)It fixed non-discretionary spending for the next 4 years 4) It allows over $60 billion per year in new spending for the next 3 years Obama and the Dems got everything they wanted. New taxes and new spending. ObamaCare forever. Yes, Larry. We avoided disaster
Gays should understand that in general they are outnumbered 96-4. They will not have the law on their side forever. If they keep this up they will be just be starting the Karma Train. They should tread carefully. They've got a great thing going in the US. Don't blow it.
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