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Senator Ted Kennedy has died of Brain cancer at age 77

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posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 01:11 AM
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Ted Kennedy you will be missed.




posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 01:14 AM
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Originally posted by jd140

Originally posted by Zosynspiracy
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There are millions of people that die everyday. Kennedy's death should be a reminder to all of us. I won't be shedding any tears over the guy.


No one is asking you to shed a tear over him.

What you should do though is put aside your political opinion of him and respect him as a human being who was loved by a lot of people who will miss him.


No R.I.P. for him... maybe a B.I.H.



posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 01:14 AM
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Man, I've watched several "Breaking Reports" and the first thing out of their mouths is Chappaquiddick followed him to his grave.

It seems the MSM was ready to go with this one. I mean they had pictures of the car in tha water and everything within minutes.

I'm in no way a Teddy fan, buy I am even less a fan of the media... Yikes.

[edit on 26-8-2009 by Zarniwoop]



posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 01:15 AM
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Wow are you ppl fast!I just got a cnn alert to my phone 10 mins.ago.As for Ted he and his family are a part of a americana like them or not,a part of our history.Personally i believe though priviliged the man tried to do right by the people of the country and the state Mass.RIP Ted,say hi to John and Bobby.



posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 01:15 AM
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We need more people like him in office... sad day for us all.



posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 01:17 AM
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Well not everyone can be a respectful, decent human being.

Hopefully when you pass someone won't say the same thing about you. Hopefully they will be able to put aside personal problems and be a little more respectful.



posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 01:18 AM
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Originally posted by RoofMonkey
No R.I.P. for him... maybe a B.I.H.



This is probably why I so rarely come back to this site anymore.

Stay classy, ATS.



posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 01:18 AM
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Ted Kennedy and the entire Kennedy family are a perfect example of what's wrong with US government. The family has produced absolutely NOTHING and has spent their entire existence in politics and they are all millionaires sucking off the people of the US. Kennedy is the perfect example of a career politician and why Senators should be limited to 4-8 years and NOTHING MORE!


The Kennedy's made their money in bootlegged liquor. The old man Joe Kennedy was rich, and I'm sure he "invested" wisely. RIP Senator Edward Kennedy.



posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 01:21 AM
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Man, my thoughts and prayers go out to his friends and family.


May he rest in peace


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posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 01:21 AM
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WRONG this is the EXACT time Americans should be voicing their political opinion, our country is going to hell in a hand basket and we are still putting these clowns in Washington up on a pedestal as if they are some selfless pious mother Theresas! Gimme a break. The American people need to wake up, it's time we throw out the baby with the bath water and clean house. You ask yourself what EXACTLY has a career politician like Kennedy REALLY done to enact change in this country? What has this man done to really make a difference in all of his pathetic 50 years in politics that couldn't have been done in 4 or 8 years? The Federal Reserve is more powerful than ever!!!!! We are still plugging away on the War on Terror, the War on drugs!!!!!! We are still taxed to death as middle class Americans! Sorry but Kennedy was an empty suit like 3/4 of Washington.



posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 01:24 AM
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Can't say I was so much of a fan, from what I've learned in my short life, but at least a pushed for what he believed in. R.I.P.

But how exactly do they decide his successor? How does his death affect the super-majority?



posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 01:26 AM
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Sure, you are right.

Lets kick the man while he is still warm.

Everybody get in your departing shots.



posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 01:26 AM
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Yeah so did Bernie Madoff!

[edit on 26-8-2009 by Zosynspiracy]



posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 01:29 AM
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Originally posted by jd140
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Well not everyone can be a respectful, decent human being.

Hopefully when you pass someone won't say the same thing about you. Hopefully they will be able to put aside personal problems and be a little more respectful.


Personally, I hope they curse my name.

Here, some educational material for you... circa 1965.

Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965


During debate on the Senate floor, Kennedy, speaking of the effects of the act, said, "First, our cities will not be flooded with a million immigrants annually. Under the proposed bill, the present level of immigration remains substantially the same.... Secondly, the ethnic mix of this country will not be upset.... Contrary to the charges in some quarters, [the bill] will not inundate America with immigrants from any one country or area, or the most populated and deprived nations of Africa and Asia.... In the final analysis, the ethnic pattern of immigration under the proposed measure is not expected to change as sharply as the critics seem to think.... The bill will not flood our cities with immigrants. It will not upset the ethnic mix of our society. It will not relax the standards of admission. It will not cause American workers to lose their jobs."


en.wikipedia.org...

Prior to this act, there was no immigration problem.

Fast forward to 2008...



It sure seems like California is insolvent. Just today we heard that Arnold Schwarzenegger contacted Hank Paulson to let him know that the State is having liquidity problems (see pdf) and needs help. California ranks as the world’s 9th largest economy with a population of over 30 million people, so this is quite worrying.

The state had an economy that was going gangbusters during the boom. That certainly aided U.S. GDP growth a few years back. Now, house prices are way down in California — San Diego down 31%, San Francisco down 28%, Los Angeles down 30%. And so goes housing, so goes California. The economy is a shambles, unemployment is skyrocketing and tax revenue is plunging. One city in California has already gone bankrupt. Could the whole state be next?


Is the State of California bankrupt?

And no.. immigrants are NOT, I repeat, NOT the cause of California's dire straits. They merely exacerbated the problem and California felt the downturn hardest... second only to Michigan in all likelyhood.

Know what the unemployment rate is in portions of the agricultural areas of California? 47 percent.

Why? BECAUSE OF A FISH.

This is the mindset of the party of Ted (The Chappaquiddick Kid) Kennedy.

Enjoy the Fire.







[edit on 26-8-2009 by RoofMonkey]



posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 01:32 AM
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But how exactly do they decide his successor? How does his death affect the super-majority?


Here it is in a nutshell:


Massachusetts, although Democrat, has had many successful Republican Governors, the latest being Mitt Romney.

The current Governor of Massachusetts is Deval Patrick, a Democrat who is farther left than Barack Obama.

In 2004, in anticipation of a presidency win by US Senator John Kerry (D-MASS), Ted Kennedy advocated a bill that would strip the power of the governor to appoint a temporary vacancy in the US Senate. It was replaced by a law that required a special election. This power was stripped away from then Governor Romney in one day's time.

He didn't want Romney to be able to appoint a Republican to the empty Senate seat, should Kerry win the presidency.

Now that it is pretty much a certainty that Kennedy will be unable to return to the Senate because of his illness, he wants the state to change the very law that he endorsed and supported 5 years ago!!

He wants to give the Democratic governor the power to appoint a replacement for him!

The reason is obvious: Kennedy has been a long time advocate of socialized medicine, and he does not want a five month vacancy and less than 60 majority to jeopardize Obamacare.

The political game playing, the hypocrisy, the double standards, are staggering.

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 01:33 AM
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Originally posted by Zosynspiracy
What has this man done to really make a difference in all of his pathetic 50 years in politics that couldn't have been done in 4 or 8 years? The Federal Reserve is more powerful than ever!!!!! We are still plugging away on the War on Terror, the War on drugs!!!!!! We are still taxed to death as middle class Americans! Sorry but Kennedy was an empty suit like 3/4 of Washington.


You know absolutely nothing about Ted Kennedy, which is surprising, because you have an internet connection and a search engine.

Let me help you out a little bit. He helped pass COBRA. He helped make it easier for minorities to sue employers when discriminated against them. He helped make it a law that said that you couldn't discriminated against if you were disabled. Such silly little things as Handicap parking and railings.

Ted Kennedy helped pass an act that ensured that people dying from AIDS could receive medical care. That's 2 billion a year, treating half a million people slowly wasting a way to a horrible death. He stood against apartheid, passed SCHIP, and helped make it a federal law that politicians and political parties had to disclose who donated money to them.

You know nothing about Ted Kennedy, because you choose to remain blissfully ignorant.



posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 01:34 AM
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I refer you to my last post.

Enjoy poking a dead body with a stick.



posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 01:35 AM
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How nice it must be to die in bed surrounded by your loved ones....unlike Mary Jo.

No rest in peace for YOU KENNEDY...since you couldn't provide any to Mary Jo Kopechne. I hope you remember her, while you're rotting in hell, for all of your sins. You EVIL MAN.





[edit on 26-8-2009 by Gateway]



posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 01:38 AM
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Originally posted by jd140
reply to post by RoofMonkey
 


I refer you to my last post.

Enjoy poking a dead body with a stick.


Like that's new. Ted has been effectively dead two years... and remarkably, was still able to maintain his two faces.



posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 01:41 AM
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In his response to socialism:

It hasn't worked in 6,000 years of recorded history because it didn't have me to run it."

Thank you but I know ALL I need to know about Ted Kennedy. And COBRA is a complete and utter joke, anyone who's had to deal with it knows how expensive and worthless it is.



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