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This administration has lied repeatedly, openly, and often. I am not talking about nuances in political spin or unintended outcomes from policy promises (shovel ready jobs). I am talking about bald faced lies where they KNEW they were lying. Fast and Furious, the Benghazi YouTube video, Obamacare promises, etc.. There is a difference between expected political posturing and openly deceiving the American people... This administration's primary filter is political and it has caused a good deal of harm. BTW, anyone from Illinois is familiar with these tactics. and before someone shouts WMD's and Bush, consider that the same intelligence groups trying to unravel that puzzle purposely put forward by Saddam which had duped Clinton and other countries as well... also still missed on the Boston Marathon bombers, ISIS, and Russian intentions in Ukraine. Respectfully...
Heaven forbid we keep more of what we earn instead of seeing it laundered through the Federal beauracracy where we get minimal return on the dollar. You know, those GW tax cuts? Why did Obama extend over 90% of them permanently if they were so bad? It's the spending that is the big problem.. not the temporary spikes from conflict or natural disasters or economic stimulus. It is the spending on entrenched, ongoing liabilities that have no end date that drag the economy. Everyone knows they need reform, yet instead of reform for SS or Medicare, etc... we got a shiny brand new anchor for the economy called Obamacare. Concerns over spending should start with those things.
You either choose to learn from history or ignore it. Though I do not recall Hitler or Germans openly calling for the murder of Jews, the lesson can still apply. A lot of people slept on the Nazis until the problem was too great for a containment strategy. Millions of Jews died from the inaction of leaders. Another reason WWII is used in reference so much is because the history is well understood in America. Throwing in references to Charlemagne isn't going to appeal to that many readers. His use of WWII does not destroy the argument at all.
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Say NO to GMOs in Your Food

rmattingly Wrote: Jun 04, 2013 11:48 AM
Keeping a field free of disease and pests does. There is a desire out there to limit use of Roundup via, you guessed it, stacking other GMO traits so that less fertilizer and/or chemical treatment is needed.
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Say NO to GMOs in Your Food

rmattingly Wrote: Jun 04, 2013 11:43 AM
Um... yes, they are hybrids. The process you refer to of cross pollination is what most GMO is. Instead of it taking dozens of generations waiting for plants to grow and "hoping" you get the desired result, scientists can identify the specific protein or desired trait, extract it from the plant and place it in another. The result is the same, but takes a fraction of the time and reduces or eliminates the number of failures or unintended side effects.
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Say NO to GMOs in Your Food

rmattingly Wrote: Jun 04, 2013 10:26 AM
Chuck is wrong on this and even if there were a ehem.. grain of truth to his story, you cannot support the current world population on a 30 bushel per acre average that we had in the 30's-40's. Millions would starve and there would be increased conflict. The amount of fertilizer required to get the food production we need would increase exponentially. There are GMO grains that do not require chemical pesticides. Drought resistant GMO corn makes more farmers and countries self sufficient and less dependant on foreign aid. I suggest Chuck do a bit more research before adopting the Greanpeace propaganda.
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We Are the Idiots

rmattingly Wrote: May 22, 2013 11:08 AM
Why should they label it? Have you ever seen a Labradoodle? Do you have children? GMO right there from cross breeding. Instead of it taking years and massive amounts of $$ to cross bread plants to their desired state (as it was done in the past), companies can identify the specific trait (like drought resistence) and match it up with the plant. You are still eating that plant and b/c a drought resistence seed can be sold to climates that would benefit, those populations can start to feed themselves, become productive, healthier, and self sufficient. Labeling might be used by anti-GMO groups to imply unhealthy and scare consumers and lead down a path of banning or just killing the market. Like with the DDT example above, sometimes legislation ends up hurting more than it ever intended. Besides, what would the label be? Something misleading and ominous like GMO FOOD! in big letters or something more accurate like "protein strain 12345 added".
The health care coverage markets has many flaws. Obamacare doesn't address those. Stop with the pathetic blaming of Republicans. Good grief, how shallow and intellectually dishonest does a person have to be to not recognize what happened. Dems had supermajorities and couldn't get the votes of their own moderates, let alone bring in any Republicans. They locked meeting room doors and held secret meetings (MSM won't tell you about that). You also need to take a closer look at your comparison facts. I challenge you to read some Heritage foundation material on the matter which is well-sourced.
Child porn is morally disgusting and children are powerless in the face of those who enslave them that way. Seat belts were an early indicator of insurance companies lobbying government in order to save the bottom lines on spreadsheets. Fire suppression laws are to prevent a fire from spreading, which can threaten others.
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