cookinwithgas

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  1. cookinwithgas added a post in a topic Armed white racists with Conferdate flags and pickup trucks storm a black child's birthday party   

    HAY GUYZ they were just using their first amendment rights to display their southern pride stop hating America
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  2. cookinwithgas added a post in a topic I'm legitimately getting sad Obama's term is nearing the end   

    http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/11/12/binladen.hunt/
     
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President-elect Barack Obama wants to renew the U.S. commitment to finding al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, according to his national security advisers.
    Osama bin Laden remains on the run despite a $25 million reward for his capture.
    The Obama team believes the Bush administration has downplayed the importance of catching the FBI's most-wanted terrorist because it has not been able to find him.
    "We will kill bin Laden. We will crush al Qaeda. That has to be our biggest national security priority," Obama said during the presidential debate on October 7.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/the-hunt-for-bin-laden-what-exactly-em-did-em-obama-do
    In 2005, then-Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld reportedly called off such a mission, despite the fact that intelligence officials had "unusually high confidence" about the whereabouts of Ayman al-Zawahiri, Al Qaeda's then-second-in-command. According to a 2007New York Times report revealing the aborted raid, Rumsfeld was concerned about both the size of the operation -- which grew to include several hundred military personnel and CIA operatives -- and the potential reaction from the Pakistani government.

    In 2011, President Obama was faced with a similar decision that obviously ended differently.http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/10/this-is-50-50-behind-obamas-decision-to-kill-bin-laden/263449/On May 26, 2009, four months into his presidency, [President Obama] had ended a routine national security briefing in the Situation Room by pointing to [then-Deputy National Security Adviser Tom] Donilon, Leon Panetta, his newly appointed CIA director, Mike Leiter, director of the National Counter Terrorism Center, and Rahm Emanuel, his chief of staff. "You, you, you, and you," he said. "Come upstairs. I want to talk to you guys about something." 
    As Donilon would tell [Bowden], Obama said: "Here's the deal. I want this hunt for Osama bin Laden and al-Zawahiri to come to the front of the line. I worry that the trail has gone cold. This has to be our top priority and it needs leadership in the tops of your organizations [...] And I want regular reports on this to me, and I want them starting in thirty days."
    At his regular daily briefings, [President] Bush would routinely ask, "How're we doing?" and everyone knew what he was talking about. It was the same with Obama. After that impromptu meeting in his office with his new intelligence chiefs in 2009, he would bring it up at nearly every security briefing.
    "Are we any closer?"
    "What have we learned?"
      
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  3. cookinwithgas added a post in a topic I'm legitimately getting sad Obama's term is nearing the end   

    Other than what he actually told the American people you mean?
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  4. cookinwithgas added a post in a topic I'm legitimately getting sad Obama's term is nearing the end   

    Obama got the mission to find bin Laden going hard again as his first task once sworn in. Before then, our President ready didn't care where he was, remember?
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  5. cookinwithgas added a post in a topic Hillay to get more coverage?   

    yeah the only way I would think it would be worse if there were 14 or so clones of her desperately trying to shift attention from a crazy man getting more support then all of them
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  6. cookinwithgas added a comment on a blog entry Can a big company have a soul?   

    Corporations are people, my friends.
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  7. cookinwithgas added a post in a topic Hillay to get more coverage?   

    I apologize, since this dynamic candidate that's 10x better than Hillary is not really cracking the one percent mark she's not really referenced in anything these days. I guess this means that Trump is like 100x the candidate Hillary is.
     
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  8. cookinwithgas added a post in a topic Hillay to get more coverage?   

    Ten times a better candidate yet she's not actually a candidate
    that makes it easy since I would have to assume that once she announces, she will immediately get 70 percent of the Republican support lol
     
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  9. cookinwithgas added a post in a topic Marines killed in TN   

    We would have used the bomb on Germany if they were still a threat when it was finished. Germany was the reason we created it in the first place, and our lack of knowledge of where they were with their program helped make the bomb project the number 1 priority in weapons development.
    Our firebombing attacks on Japan were more devastating than the atomic attacks.
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  10. cookinwithgas added a post in a topic Marines killed in TN   

    I get what the guy is saying but I think he's wrong telling us it's not about 'cheap' oil because that's what it is about. There are economic benefits to having access to cheap oil but you really can't compare it to Japan or Germany's issues in WWII for example, they had no choice but to rely on outside countries for their basic industrial raw materials and had to eventually send conquering armies to secure them. We can get oil right here if we need it, it's just that the costs of doing so, along with the environmental issues, compared to getting it cheap from the middle east, makes it unnecessary. That's "blood for oil".
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  11. cookinwithgas added a post in a topic Is this the greatest workout video ever?   

    This is what my ex worked out to back in the day but I thought it was pretty entertaining by itself
     
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  12. cookinwithgas added a post in a topic Another mass shooting in movie theater, this time in Louisiana   

    You all think that gun store owner in Florida is going to start banning gay hating right wing christians from his store this week?
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  13. cookinwithgas added a post in a topic I love the Tinderbox   

    All of us having one big common interest is a plus for being here I think
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  14. cookinwithgas added a post in a topic Another mass shooting in movie theater, this time in Louisiana   

    Looks like the bat-computer is broken and hes forced to rely on his bat-gut
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  15. cookinwithgas added a post in a topic Another mass shooting in movie theater, this time in Louisiana   

    That's because cars are hellaciously safer then they were back then.
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