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    After much discussion and calculation, ... (5.00 / 1) (#1)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Thu Dec 18, 2014 at 03:22:39 AM EST
    ... The Spouse and I tendered an offer this evening on that house in Hilo we looked at over the Thanksgiving weekend. Now, we wait for an answer. If all goes according to plan, we'll be celebrating our next Christmas season at our new home on the Big Island.

    We're going to keep our townhouse here in Honolulu, because I'll need the freedom and convenience to come back at least one day a week to Oahu for work meetings, etc. The rest of the time, I can work from Hilo. Elder Daughter will obviously stay here, too, because this is where her job is. And eventually, Younger Daughter can return here following her graduation from UH-Hilo in the spring of 2016, if she so desires.

    I'm so excited.

    Reminders of the real Jeb Bush (5.00 / 1) (#2)
    by MO Blue on Thu Dec 18, 2014 at 05:02:25 AM EST
    "If you want a government that's gonna intrude on your life, enforce their personal views on you, then I guess Jeb Bush is your man," Schiavo explained, adding, "We really don't need another Bush in office." Felos described Bush's actions interference in Schiavo case as, "An egregious example of the fat hand of government inserting itself into a family's medical decision and the obtrusive hand of government trying to override their decision." Though Michael Schiavo got a court order in 2002 to remove his wife's feeding tube - he said his wife had not wanted to be kept alive artificially - Jeb Bush intervened, pushing the state legislature to pass an unconstitutional bill in a special session giving him authority to order the feeding tube reinserted. When a state judge ordered it removed again, Felos told ThinkProgress, Bush "manipulated the organs of state government in order to try to evade the court order." Link


    From the previous thread (none / 0) (#3)
    by Mordiggian 88 on Thu Dec 18, 2014 at 06:49:08 AM EST
    What Jim wrote.

    Sadly, yes. (1.00 / 4) (#90)
    by jimakaPPJ on Tue Jul 29, 2014 at 10:16:46 AM EST
    Kill everyone who is where the weapons are.
    Men, women and children too.

    And when Hamas stops the rockets and leaves let me know.

    My opinion of this statement is still on the thread, quoted by another commentator.  

    Why do you leave out stuff?? (none / 0) (#5)
    by jimakaPPJ on Thu Dec 18, 2014 at 07:52:17 AM EST
    Let's look at the thread.

    Enough already in Gaza (5.00 / 2) (#35)
    by MKS on Tue Jul 29, 2014 at 12:11:24 AM CST
    Eye for an eye was about proportionality.
    Firing rockets that hurt few does not justify bombing hospitals and killing children.

    I responded

    Baloney (1.00 / 1) (#57)
    by jimakaPPJ on Tue Jul 29, 2014 at 07:58:53 AM CST
    All of our current problems stem from "proportionally."
    Sane policies don't dictate that you fight wars in a proportional manner.

    If you aren't interested in defending yourself, your family, your friends, and your country then you should just surrender.

    Israel has chosen to fight.

    It is sad that Hamas, a well known radical islamist (name changed at Jeralyn's request) organization, has decided to hide its weapons in schools, hospitals and other locations were civilians are sure to be.

    But they have.

    Just as a surgeon must remove good tissue while cutting out a tumor, Israel must kill civilians will stropping the cancerous rockers and tunnels.

    Simply put. Hamas uses its people to protect its weapons. Israel uses its weapons to protect its people.

    Mordiggian snarked:

    How many innocent children have to die (none / 0) (#64)
    by Mordiggian 88 on Tue Jul 29, 2014 at 08:09:41 AM CST
    in order for Israel to feel that it has sufficiently protected its' citizens.

    Correct answer:  "All of them, Katie."

    I responded.

    Almost correct. But the answer is: (none / 0) (#87)
    by jimakaPPJ on Tue Jul 29, 2014 at 09:13:28 AM CST
    "All of them put in harms way by Hamas."
    BTW - How many German and Japanese children do you think we killed in WWII??

    Now, one of the reasons that Jeralyn has, in the past, asked us not to quote each other is exactly this. Yman and then you go out of context and I feel that I must respond.

    So I'm through here.

    Here's the thread which you couldn't provide a link to.

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    As you like to tell people, (none / 0) (#6)
    by Mordiggian 88 on Thu Dec 18, 2014 at 08:00:49 AM EST
    you wrote what you wrote, Jim.

    As for context, 4 people gave you 1 votes for it at the time.

    Yman was right and you were wrong.  I'm sorry that apparently p*sses you off, but facts be facts.

    Anyone can get the whole thread by clicking on the link in the isolated comment, Jim.  I don't know why you can't just man up and take responsibility for your words without a lot of weasely "explainations" about how you really didn't mean what you wrote.

    It's the hit dog that howls the loudest, folks.  See above if you don't believe me.


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    Just learned how Obama (none / 0) (#4)
    by jimakaPPJ on Thu Dec 18, 2014 at 07:34:03 AM EST
    is signing fewer Executive Orders than Bush.

    He's signing memorandums.... 198 of them...

    The things I learn watch FNC.

    .....If it walks like a duck.....quacks like a duck...swims like a duck... it's a duck!

    The New Yorker covered this two years ago (none / 0) (#7)
    by Mordiggian 88 on Thu Dec 18, 2014 at 08:04:20 AM EST
    Here.

    As for the memos, how do you expect him to make policy decisions?  By interpretive dance, instead?

    But thanks, for telling us about the scoop from Fox.  I'm sure people will be changing their minds about them after this latest "revelation".

    LOL!

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    Russian Economy Collapses (none / 0) (#8)
    by CaptHowdy on Thu Dec 18, 2014 at 08:19:08 AM EST

    This seems like a pretty big deal.  Any other day this would have been a big story.   Kind of a busy news day yesterday.

    Russia's Economy Is Collapsing. Here's What You Need to Know.


    "The smallest coffins are the heaviest " (none / 0) (#9)
    by CaptHowdy on Thu Dec 18, 2014 at 08:26:46 AM EST
    a message written on the wall in Pakistan