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GoInPeace

Jan-20-14 7:11 PM

Lookout reps,your first on the hit list.Goinpeace

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locomotive

Jan-18-14 6:22 PM

LOL Jack!

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JackAaah

Jan-17-14 8:50 AM

We all should be chanting "Hal to the King" (Obama)

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locomotive

Jan-16-14 6:36 PM

"Hal?"

You mean the computer from 2001: A Space Odyssey?

wiki: "Concerned about Hal's behavior, Bowman and Poole enter one of the EVA pods to talk without the computer overhearing them. They both have suspicions about Hal, despite the perfect reliability of the HAL series, but they decide to follow its suggestion to replace the unit. As the astronauts agree to disconnect Hal if it is proven to be wrong, they are unaware that Hal is reading their lips through the pod's window."

Chilling, isn't it?

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centerfield

Jan-16-14 2:27 PM

Gosh, must have missed this one with Obama causing the financial crisis. Kinda wondering about that "fact Check" thingy, mini. Was that fact check dot org, or fact check dot right wing? Just wondering since I could not find any of that on the actual web site. Hmmmm. But, the economic crisis came from the banks selling sub par mortgages that were then rated higher. The fraud perpetuated by the banks and the rating services were at the bottom of this. By the way, the mortgage lenders were directed to not discriminate, which they had been doing, and they then expanded the loans because they could make a ton of money fraudulently selling them as investment grade.

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JackAaah

Jan-15-14 3:27 PM

I didn't want to throw a wrench in your arguments, willies....just wanted your opinion how the workings of our Democrat Party and our Clinton in the housing debacle pre Boooosh.....But I will continue to blame Boooosh even if he is blameless, you can count on that....

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landslide14

Jan-15-14 10:26 AM

Hoes Obamas Hope and Change working out for all you voters who voted him in and then had him lie to you and cancel your insurance..

Feels good doesn't it?

Makes me happy as heck he got in the wallets of his young punk voters..

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JackAaah

Jan-15-14 9:13 AM

NY Times in 1999 .... """increasing pressure from the Clinton Administration to expand mortgage loans among low and moderate income people"""

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landslide14

Jan-14-14 10:40 PM

Ya sure Garr iran loves us.. God you are uneducarted..

Did you know that since 1945 every PrOTUS had military experience up until Clinton.. Then Bush came in with Military training and then along came Obama and had none..

Notice how the attack on foreign soil came right after 8 years of a non military POTUS..

Notice how Obama is siding with the enemy?? And turning on our allies..

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landslide14

Jan-14-14 10:38 PM

So story tonite is Hillary really had a stroke back in January..but covered it up as the flu.. Wonder how much she bought off the Doctors..

They better toe the line or they will be among the Clintons "other" dead freiends..

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minreader

Jan-14-14 9:03 PM

willie...here's your empty suit and chair... Israel tries to walk back leaked comments revealing Israeli defense minister’s scorn for Kerry. HAIFA, Israel – Israeli officials went into damage control mode after the defense minister trashed Secretary of State John Kerry and the peace deal he is trying to broker between Israel and the Palestinian Authority in off-the-record comments nonetheless published by the nation's leading daily newspaper.

“In reality, there have been no negotiations between us and the Palestinians for all these months – but rather between us and the Americans,” Moshe Ya’alon said in comments published in the pages of Yediot Aharonot. “The only thing that can 'save us' is for John Kerry to win a Nobel Prize and leave us in peace.”

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minreader

Jan-14-14 8:29 PM

Clint Eastwood at the RNC, looking to his side at the empty chair...reminds the world of the last 6 years...huh!! The empty chair saying "I don't know anything about that" "I'm just hearing this at the same time you are" or how about this "It was a video"

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locomotive

Jan-14-14 8:27 PM

Use some of your hard-earned buckeroos to go buy another paper, PJinfinity.

Just saying...so you can be happy-go-lucky...instead of what you are

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JackAaah

Jan-14-14 8:26 PM

willies, before we get ahead of ourselves....an article from the NY Times in 1999....1999, that's right...

"""Fannie Mae, the nation's biggest underwriter of home mortgages, has been under increasing pressure from the Clinton Administration to expand mortgage loans among low and moderate income people and felt pressure from stock holders to maintain its phenomenal growth in profits."""

Not Booosh, even though both of us want it to be....

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locomotive

Jan-14-14 8:11 PM

cont...

"But they were the ones who pushed Fannie and Freddie to make a bunch of loans that were imprudent, if you will. They were the ones that pushed the banks to loan to everybody. And now we want to go vilify the banks because it's one target, it's easy to blame them and congress certainly isn't going to blame themselves.

"At the same time, Congress is trying to pressure banks to loosen their lending standards to make more loans. This is exactly the same speech they criticized them for."

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locomotive

Jan-14-14 8:10 PM

"Encouraging" folks to own a home is quite different than "mandates" to banks to provide loans to applicants who might not qualify.

Nov. 1, 2011 "Mayor Michael Bloomberg said this morning that if there is anyone to blame for the mortgage crisis that led the collapse of the financial industry, it's not the "big banks," but Congress.

"Speaking at a business breakfast in midtown featuring Bloomberg and two former New York City mayors, Bloomberg was asked what he thought of the Occupy Wall Street protesters.

"I hear your complaints," Bloomberg said. "Some of them are totally unfounded. It was not the banks that created the mortgage crisis. It was, plain and simple, Congress who forced everybody to go and give mortgages to people who were on the cusp. Now, I'm not saying I'm sure that was terrible policy, because a lot of those people who got homes still have them and they wouldn't have gotten them without that.

"But they wer

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minreader

Jan-14-14 7:58 PM

fact check continued. Then there’s Bush… On the flip side, President George W. Bush warned the Democratic Congress 17 times in 2008 alone about the systemic consequences of financial turmoil at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and also put forward thoughtful plans to reduce the risk that either Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac would encounter such difficulties.

Unfortunately, these warnings went unheeded, as the President’s repeated attempts to reform the supervision of these entities were thwarted by the legislative maneuvering of those who emphatically denied there were problems.

To this day Barack Obama blames Bush for the 2008 economic meltdown. The truth is, it was Obama not Bush who destroyed the economy.

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minreader

Jan-14-14 7:56 PM

fact check continued. President Barack Obama was a pioneering contributor to the national subprime real estate bubble, and roughly half of the 186 African-American clients in his landmark 1995 mortgage discrimination lawsuit against Citibank have since gone bankrupt or received foreclosure notices…

…Obama has pursued the same top-down mortgage lending policies in the White House.

Obama’s lawsuit was one element of a national “anti-redlining” campaign led by Chicago’s progressive groups, who argued that banks unfairly refused to lend money to people living within so-called “redlines” around African-American communities. The campaign was powered by progressives’ moral claim that their expertise could boost home ownership among the United States’ most disadvantaged minority, African-Americans.

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minreader

Jan-14-14 7:52 PM

Fact Check: Obama Had More to Do With 2008 Economic Meltdown Than Bush Ever Did

Posted by Jim Hoft on Wednesday, September 5, 2012, Here’s something you’ll never read about in the liberal media. Barack Obama played a leading role in the mortgage crisis of 2008 that sunk the US economy.

In his early activist days, Barack Obama the community organizer sued banks to ease lending practices.

State Sen. Barack Obama and crackpot priest Michael Pfleger led a protest in Chicago in January 2000. (NBC 5 Week of January 3, 2000)

In 1994, Barack Obama was one of the plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit, alleging that Citibank had engaged in practices that discriminated against minorities. The lawsuit forced the bank to ease its lending practices. The Daily Caller reported:

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AtticusFinch

Jan-14-14 7:11 PM

"hey just so you know speaking of the reservation i got a tatoo of an indian on my arm and the thing hasent worked sence."

Is this what passes for humor on the Minot Daily News?

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redneck

Jan-14-14 6:32 PM

cuz we all look alike

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redneck

Jan-14-14 6:07 PM

what is a jingos?

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redneck

Jan-14-14 6:06 PM

well heckfire how bout you just spell check it for me, my secratery is busy paying bills and collecting money for me.

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JackAaah

Jan-14-14 5:36 PM

Willies....just thinking....are there any studies of how much the 'sovereign nations' get back as compared how much they pay into the federal government?

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redneck

Jan-14-14 4:27 PM

now just look at my coments brian they make no sence at all, people will think i am just goofey

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