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Where are the gamblers?

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It always amazes me that people choose to look at issues through rose colored glasses rather than look at the reality of the situation......Romney will not be elected....period....all the hoping, praying, wishing on shooting stars etc is not going to change that fact....but continue on with the rant..kinda funny to me

Obama in big trouble, even having to now advertise in PA. Don't let media fit you for those same glasses.

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Obama in big trouble, even having to now advertise in PA. Don't let media fit you for those same glasses.

No, you want him to be in big trouble. Since, and I am assuming here, he is diametrically opposed to your views, it is fair then to want him to be in trouble as it provides you with hope for someone who may, or in the case of Romney, may not, share your views to come into power. The reality of the situarion is however, as Davidson Deacon stated, neither candidates numbers have changed nationally. So, again, whatever gets you through the day.

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No, you want him to be in big trouble. Since, and I am assuming here, he is diametrically opposed to your views, it is fair then to want him to be in trouble as it provides you with hope for someone who may, or in the case of Romney, may not, share your views to come into power. The reality of the situarion is however, as Davidson Deacon stated, neither candidates numbers have changed nationally. So, again, whatever gets you through the day.

I smell fear

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If Romney was trying to buy votes...do you think he would have said he was cutting Obamacare and more to a booing crowd yesterday?

Showing the uppity negros who's boss is as base pandering as it gets.

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It always amazes me that people choose to look at issues through rose colored glasses rather than look at the reality of the situation......Romney will not be elected....period....all the hoping, praying, wishing on shooting stars etc is not going to change that fact....but continue on with the rant..kinda funny to me

Not be elected period? Don't get me wrong, I think the odds are in Obama's favor as they are with most incumbents. But even most of his more ardent supporters are wise enough to realize that its not a sure thing. No one can predict what will happen between now and November and with the polls as close as they are, a swing of only a couple of percentage points in a few key states could cause a major shift.

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the stakes seem to have been raised today in Bulgaria and Syria.

just so happens, we have several aircraft carriers in the area.

Obama suffering bad ratings among Jewish voters.....just sayin

Do we attack Iran? Help Israel who is now bound to do something?

Here is a question, if you were Israel and wanted US support in an attack on Iran, would you do it now or wait until after the election?

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And you're a moderator?

The only time I was ever banned was for something similar and guess who banned me. :D

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The Pentagon is sending the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis to sea four months ahead of schedule to ensure that there are at least two carriers in the Middle East.

The U.S. Navy has had two carriers operating in the Middle East for quite some time. It usually rotates one of the two carriers into the Persian Gulf for several weeks at a time while the other operates in the Arabian Sea, providing air support for the war in Afghanistan.

Today, Pentagon spokesman George Little confirmed that Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has agreed to a recent request from U.S. Central Command to maintain a two-carrier presence in the Middle East.

http://news.yahoo.com/pentagon-sends-carrier-middle-east-early-220927601--abc-news-politics.html

The U.S. military will not allow Iran to shut down the Strait of Hormuz, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said Wednesday, adding that if Iran tries to disrupt the vital waterway, they will be defeated.

Iran's leaders have threatened to close down the Strait unless sanctions against their critical oil shipments are lifted. The Pentagon chief said the U.S. will not allow either Iran or any of its allies to stop shipping through the Strait.

"Iranians need to understand that the United States and the international community are going to hold them directly responsible for any disruption of shipping in that region by Iran or, for that matter, by its surrogates," Panetta said, adding, "and the United States is fully prepared for all contingencies."

Panetta's comments came on the heels of the Pentagon's announcement that the U.S. Navy would accelerate the deployment of the USS John Stennis carrier group to the Gulf region. The more than 5,000 sailors will deploy about four months earlier than originally scheduled so the U.S. can maintain a two-carrier presence in the area through the end of the year.

Speaking with his British counterpart after their early-morning meeting, Panetta said that the U.S. has invested in capabilities in the region to "ensure that the Iranian attempt to close down shipping in the Gulf is something that we are going to be able to defeat if they make that decision to do that."

http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/07/18/12813936-us-wont-allow-iran-to-shut-down-strait-of-hormuz-panetta-vows?lite&__utma=14933801.1248472869.1342395916.1342634398.1342637085.13&__utmb=14933801.1.10.1342637085&__utmc=14933801&__utmx=-&__utmz=1493380

And the sabre rattling continues.

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the stakes seem to have been raised today in Bulgaria and Syria.

just so happens, we have several aircraft carriers in the area.

Obama suffering bad ratings among Jewish voters.....just sayin

Do we attack Iran? Help Israel who is now bound to do something?

Here is a question, if you were Israel and wanted US support in an attack on Iran, would you do it now or wait until after the election?

Trust me, Israel will never wait for nor seek the support of this country if they feel they need to take care of business. Remember in 1991 during the 7 weeks of the Gulf War when the Iranians started lobbing Scud missiles toward Israel? It was all the United States could do to keep Israel from retaliating. When Israel retaliates, it's not an even one-for-one trade. You kill one of theirs, they kill 10 of yours.

The Israelis will take care of their business, in their way on their terms. And I have no problem with that.

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The Iranians wanted to shut down the Straits during the Iran-Iraq War of 1987-1988...remember that?

We were escorting the oil tankers thru the Straits while supporting some guy named Saddam Hussein and getting ready to take out Iranian military assets, like the F-14's, P-3s, other aircraft and American trained Iranian soldiers we gave them.

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Showing the uppity negros who's boss is as base pandering as it gets.

It was reported that Romney flew in a bunch of black people to cheer for him while he addressed the NAACP. When asked about it he said it wasn't his fault. The invitation clearly said BYOB.

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Sabre rattling has been going on irt Iran since 1979.

That being said, this could be interesting if the Enterprise (whom the Stennis is relieving) sticks around for a while after the Stennis gets there. Two carriers is par for the course over the last several years, but while even three wouldn't likely mean much, it does at least raise the slight possiblity that something is afoot.

The Bulgaria situation is interesting, especially if the Israelis have some real evidence that Iran is behind it. But the Israelis are still in a situation where a direct military strike at Iran is logistically difficult for them. If they respond, it will more than likely be by covert action.

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I suppose it depends on how you want to define it, but we've been attacking Iran for a while now

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stuxnet

Stuxnet is a computer worm discovered in June 2010. Stuxnet initially spreads via Microsoft Windows, and targets Siemens industrial software and equipment. While it is not the first time that hackers have targeted industrial systems,[1] it is the first discovered malware that spies on and subverts industrial systems,[2] and the first to include a programmable logic controller (PLC) rootkit.[3][4]

The worm initially spreads indiscriminately, but includes a highly specialized malware payload that is designed to target only Siemens supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems that are configured to control and monitor specific industrial processes.[5][6]

Stuxnet infects PLCs by subverting the Step-7 software application that is used to reprogram these devices.[7][8]

Different variants of Stuxnet targeted five Iranian organizations,[9] with the probable target widely suspected to be uranium enrichment infrastructure in Iran;[10][11][8] Symantec noted in August 2010 that 60% of the infected computers worldwide were in Iran.[12] Siemens stated on 29 November that the worm has not caused any damage to its customers,[13] but the Iran nuclear program, which uses embargoed Siemens equipment procured secretly, has been damaged by Stuxnet.[14][15]

Kaspersky Lab concluded that the sophisticated attack could only have been conducted "with nation-state support".[16] This was further supported by the F-Secure's chief researcher Mikko Hyppönen who commented in a Stuxnet FAQ, "That's what it would look like, yes".[17] It has been speculated that Israel[18] and the United States may have been involved.[19][20]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flame_%28malware%29

Flame,[a] also known as Flamer, sKyWIper, and Skywiper,[2] is modular computer malware discovered in 2012[3][4] that attacks computers running the Microsoft Windows operating system.[5] The program is being used for targeted cyber espionage in Middle Eastern countries.[1][5][6] Its discovery was announced on 28 May 2012 by MAHER Center of Iranian National Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT),[5] Kaspersky Lab[6] and CrySyS Lab of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics.[1] The last of these stated in its report that "sKyWIper is certainly the most sophisticated malware we encountered during our practice; arguably, it is the most complex malware ever found."[1]

Flame can spread to other systems over a local network (LAN) or via USB stick. It can record audio, screenshots, keyboard activity and network traffic.[6] The program also records Skype conversations and can turn infected computers into Bluetooth beacons which attempt to download contact information from nearby Bluetooth-enabled devices.[7] This data, along with locally stored documents, is sent on to one of several command and control servers that are scattered around the world. The program then awaits further instructions from these servers.[6]

According to estimates by Kaspersky in May 2012, Flame had initially infected approximately 1,000 machines,[7] with victims including governmental organizations, educational institutions and private individuals.[6] At that time 65% of the infections happened in Iran, Israel, Sudan, Syria, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt,[3][6] with a "huge majority of targets" within Iran.

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