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Rachel Maddow's Horrifying Segment About Botched Oklahoma Execution

Rachel Maddow's Horrifying Segment About Botched Oklahoma Execution

Commented May 20, 2014 at 19:23:59 in Media

“8 U.S. Code § 1401 - Nationals and citizens of United States at birth:

(a) a person born in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof.

If you commit a crime, even a disgustingly heinous one you are still a citizen with full rights to habeus corpus, to legal representation, and to appeal to higher courts. Rejoice! This is a good thing and one of the best legal philosophies we stole from the brits!

My argument does not assume every person born here is a good person....that was neither stated nor implied so try to avoid stuffing words down my throat, even when it benefits your argument.....*especially when it benefits your argument*

Not saying he deserves clemency for his actions not even saying that the death penalty wasn't warranted. I am saying and will continue to say as an American, the manner in which this execution was performed is criminal. Read the word. Criminal.”

howmuchwasthat on May 21, 2014 at 15:47:32

“Not saying it was not botched, it was, but not criminal. He was found guilty sentenced to die in the most comfortable method that went bad. Not sure where you are going here?”
Rachel Maddow's Horrifying Segment About Botched Oklahoma Execution

Rachel Maddow's Horrifying Segment About Botched Oklahoma Execution

Commented May 20, 2014 at 19:15:54 in Media

“Generally speaking when I refer to society or civilization, I mean all of humanity as a whole. We "have" advanced past it. There are plenty of countries on earth that have advanced beyond it. The U.S. is just too old (old people, not the country) and too proud to think that apart of our philosophy could be done differently.”

pattio66 on May 21, 2014 at 07:43:21

“The problem isn't that some people are old, the problem is that some people - and I include myself here - have far more important things to worry about than whether someone who has committed heinous crimes against "all of humanity" is put to death for them. That someone who robbed, repeatedly raped, shot, stabbed, and then buried alive a teenage girl was executed doesn't get my dander up. At all. Rapist/murderers just don't give me the warm fuzzies.”
Jurors Regret That Protester Faces 7 Years In Jail After Allegedly Being Grabbed By Cop

Jurors Regret That Protester Faces 7 Years In Jail After Allegedly Being Grabbed By Cop

Commented May 8, 2014 at 14:12:43 in Politics

“How?”

MrStat1 on May 8, 2014 at 16:08:03

“They hide behinds masks like the KKK and they have no respect for the rule of law and many refused to obey lawful police orders. Is that enough?”

KingCashio on May 8, 2014 at 14:23:25

“They're not on their knees before the nearest rich man, like David W here.”
Nevada Congressman Wants Cliven Bundy Backers Out

Nevada Congressman Wants Cliven Bundy Backers Out

Commented May 5, 2014 at 12:17:43 in Politics

“Irony isnt in Bundy's vocabulary....like literally. He doesn't know what the word means.”
Israeli Troops Protest Soldier's Reprimand For Videotaped Encounter With Palestinians (PHOTOS)

Israeli Troops Protest Soldier's Reprimand For Videotaped Encounter With Palestinians (PHOTOS)

Commented May 5, 2014 at 10:07:34 in World

“And if the cop put a gun in the child's face, we would be up in arms.”

Isra eli on May 5, 2014 at 17:10:49

“Cops do that all the time when they feel their life are threatened.
Policemen and soldiers have a lot of responsibility on their hands. They are trusted to use weapons without killing innocents.”
Rachel Maddow's Horrifying Segment About Botched Oklahoma Execution

Rachel Maddow's Horrifying Segment About Botched Oklahoma Execution

Commented May 2, 2014 at 12:28:38 in Media

“Do you advocate the use of torture against citizens?

Making sure you understand your own argument.”

Piper Stark on May 4, 2014 at 10:21:40

“knowing the date of your execution is torture in general. I believe when one kills another human being.. they are in volition of civil liberties of another person and According to the constitution.. can have their life taken away as long as the full process of the law takes place- in which case this did... 8th amendment doesn't apply here because the intent was not there. he should have gone with firing squad. he chose it. there is always a risk involved.. he took the risk- this time it didn't work out painlessly (but we are not really sure if he would feel that pain anyway, just because you are knocked out and you ability to move is taken away doesn't mean you don't feel the pain anyway)”

howmuchwasthat on May 3, 2014 at 09:21:34

“A murdering rapist is not a citizen, figure out what a citizen is first. Your argument assumes that every person born here is a good person. Your so wrong.”
Rachel Maddow's Horrifying Segment About Botched Oklahoma Execution

Rachel Maddow's Horrifying Segment About Botched Oklahoma Execution

Commented May 2, 2014 at 09:56:37 in Media

“We advanced philosophically as a society past it.”

pattio66 on May 2, 2014 at 18:17:08

“Past what? If you refer to capital punishment, obviously we haven't. So you must be referring to the firing squad method of execution, which is still instantaneous. And bullets are cheap, plentiful, and easily obtained.”
U.S. Creates 288,000 Jobs In April, Unemployment Rate Falls To 6.3%

U.S. Creates 288,000 Jobs In April, Unemployment Rate Falls To 6.3%

Commented May 2, 2014 at 08:44:49 in Business

“Job availability also depends the region you live in. Duh.”

Devon Kobylinski on May 2, 2014 at 09:34:35

“If you're jobless, you make efforts to move to where the jobs are. Duh.”

cliffmeade on May 2, 2014 at 08:48:30

“I live in North Jersey where only 30% of the jobs lost from the recession have been regained.”
Cliven Bundy Militia Set Up Checkpoints, Congressman Says

Cliven Bundy Militia Set Up Checkpoints, Congressman Says

Commented May 1, 2014 at 10:53:23 in Politics

“Thats rough. Right letter to your congressman, don't form a militia because you don't want to pay your legal dues. You live in a republic, a republic has laws you agree to respect at birth as part of the social contract.”
Cliven Bundy Militia Set Up Checkpoints, Congressman Says

Cliven Bundy Militia Set Up Checkpoints, Congressman Says

Commented Apr 30, 2014 at 13:54:25 in Politics

“Sorry 1000 men? Unacceptable and criminal. The next letter should be to the governor reque-demanding the national guard be sent in to keep the peace.

A 1 day order should be given to this militia to cease and desist such unlawful activities and to disband as an unlawful force that restricts free passage of citizens. If they dont, send in the guard. If people die its unfortunate but necessary. This is a precedent that shouldn't be established as a status quo.

Lest other separatist elements (looking at you Texas), start (and fund) more Crimea style armed occupation groups.”

A Meat Beetle on Apr 30, 2014 at 15:57:45

“What I find remarkable is that there are 1,000 people who even respect Bundy, let alone agree with him. Two or three, I could see, but a thousand? Remarkable!”
Conservatives Fume Over Rand Paul's Abortion Comments

Conservatives Fume Over Rand Paul's Abortion Comments

Commented Apr 25, 2014 at 14:27:46 in Politics

“An astute observation.”
New York Juror Form Asks People To Identify As 'African American, Black, Or Negro' ... And It's 2014 (PHOTO)

New York Juror Form Asks People To Identify As 'African American, Black, Or Negro' ... And It's 2014 (PHOTO)

Commented Jan 10, 2014 at 14:57:21 in Black Voices

“African American is politically correct, (meaning someone can't get poised off for you calling them that), black is an socially accepted colloquial metaphor.

Negro, whether or not old people still identify with it does not further explain ancestry any better than African American and under the wrong connect is considered offensive.

Caucasian is not the equivalent of Negro because it designated a region of ancestry. Caucasians descended from the humans that once inhabited the Caucus region of Asia. African Americans are Americans who's ancestry came from Africa.

This should be simple, obviously it isn't. .”
Obama Was Right On Navy, Says Former Navy Secretary Richard Danzig

Obama Was Right On Navy, Says Former Navy Secretary Richard Danzig

Commented Oct 25, 2012 at 04:25:40 in Politics

“Romney also doesn't specify what ships he was built. One thing I'd especially love to point out is that THE NUMBER OF SHIPS YOUR NAVY HAS IS COMPLETELY IRRELEVANT AND NOT STRATEGIC.

Does Romney want more Light Carriers? Super Carriers? Frigates? Corvettes? Submarines? Cutters? LHA's? One has to ask what purpose a ship will serve in a strategic environment against a foe and decide how to respond. Otherwise Romney needs to admit that his Navy building plan is just a stimulus package for Virginia's 13 electoral votes.”
Obama Was Right On Navy, Says Former Navy Secretary Richard Danzig

Obama Was Right On Navy, Says Former Navy Secretary Richard Danzig

Commented Oct 24, 2012 at 17:00:24 in Politics

“The purpose of the military is to prosecute military objectives. A foot solider is simply a cog in the wheel. It is through the proper arrangement of firepower and the footsoldier that these objectives are accomplished. If a military objective can be accomplished without ground forces, (IE: Cruise Missiles, Armed Drones hitting strategic targets without endangering ground forces.), then we can begin to dialogue as to what is a strategic military planning perspective.”
Lady Gaga & Die Antwoord: Mother Monster Fires Back

Lady Gaga & Die Antwoord: Mother Monster Fires Back

Commented Oct 19, 2012 at 12:56:19 in Entertainment

“Duh Lady Gaga is bigger than Die Antwoord. I do hope though that that isn't how you decide what you listen to. Just because music is popular doesn't make it good. I'm Too Sexy made number one on the charts, but it was still just a song about models being too sexy for their shirts.

Die Antwoord doesn't care what other people think of them, in fact you talking about them right now just validates them. They're presently finishing up a tour of the US so I wouldn't exactly call them washed up. They're still on their first wind.”
Ukraine Launches First Major Assault Against Pro-Russian Forces

Ukraine Launches First Major Assault Against Pro-Russian Forces

Commented May 2, 2014 at 09:53:18 in World

“Most non-russian polls put the percentage at around 14%.

That figure is from the International Republican Institute.”

KIVPossum on May 2, 2014 at 10:07:45

“14% may be an accurate number on the ones that want federalization or full unification with Russia. The ones that want continued close ties is fully half”
Ukraine Launches First Major Assault Against Pro-Russian Forces

Ukraine Launches First Major Assault Against Pro-Russian Forces

Commented May 2, 2014 at 09:51:35 in World

“Sorry, did you have a point?”

Liban CZ on May 2, 2014 at 10:21:16

“next time”
Ukraine Launches First Major Assault Against Pro-Russian Forces

Ukraine Launches First Major Assault Against Pro-Russian Forces

Commented May 2, 2014 at 09:51:02 in World

“Again....how did they get Surface to Air Missiles?

What does Ukraine gain by shooting down its own helicopters?

Occams Razor people.”

hp blogger Ilias Sourdis on May 2, 2014 at 10:31:19

“Are you excluding the possibility that there are not mercenaries or saboteurs in the ground?
How did the Kiev protestors acquired their guns and invaded - occupied the government buildings till this writing?
I am not saying that Kiev protestors were bad and these are good because I am strongly in favor of a neutral Ukraine with all Ukrainians united.
Attacking protestors with helicopters, missiles, jet fighters etc is criminal and does not solve any problem. The idea of this government to attack the protestors is bad and their action will only push every resident to demand independence and annexations to Russia”
Ukraine Launches First Major Assault Against Pro-Russian Forces

Ukraine Launches First Major Assault Against Pro-Russian Forces

Commented May 2, 2014 at 09:46:27 in World

“The Ukrainian people are suffering because of their economic dependence on cheap Russian gas.”

theaverment on May 2, 2014 at 09:51:39

“That is part of my point.”
Ukraine Launches First Major Assault Against Pro-Russian Forces

Ukraine Launches First Major Assault Against Pro-Russian Forces

Commented May 2, 2014 at 08:20:57 in World

“"Opposition medics said that 100 protesters died Thursday in clashes with police, when gunfire was unleashed.

The government places the toll much lower.
The health ministry puts the total death toll since Tuesday at 77. Twenty-six of them had been previously reported for Tuesday alone.

Another 577 people have been injured; 369 of those were hospitalized, the ministry said."

http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/20/world/europe/ukraine-protests/

Bill Daviau on May 2, 2014 at 09:43:12

“I question who killed these "tons of people." Who's interests were served? Did it help the government position or the rebellion? If you conclude that the deaths helped the revolution then who do you attribute the killing to? Why does America support the current government of the Ukraine while it did not support the democratically elected government that was overthrown? Too many questions, not enough answers I think.”

hp blogger Ilias Sourdis on May 2, 2014 at 08:53:06

“Still believing the CNN? This channel is no longer reporting news. It has joined the other 7 USA media corporations and engage in Opinion Forming brainwashing.”
Russia's Economy Is Already In Recession, Estimates IMF

Russia's Economy Is Already In Recession, Estimates IMF

Commented Apr 30, 2014 at 16:20:27 in World

“Yes he can do bad things....sinking a U.S. Fleet based in US territory using none nuclear methods? No. Russia simply hasn't maintained those capabilities, if they ever had them.”
Russia's Economy Is Already In Recession, Estimates IMF

Russia's Economy Is Already In Recession, Estimates IMF

Commented Apr 30, 2014 at 14:09:09 in World

“Dont equate the U.S. government with the media, the media's job is to make money, obviously there is a conflict of interest.
Its not saying the Russian economy its collapsing, just that its growth projections have receded.

If investors think they will loose capital investing in Russian industries due to US sanctions, they'll take their money out of Russian industries. Simple as that.

If your worried about your rubles forex position depreciating, you'd drop the ruble and choose a more stable currency to trade.

(Then wait for it to drop and buy it back, banking on the crisis being resolved.)”

Andre De Angelis on May 1, 2014 at 06:14:11

“"Its not saying the Russian economy its collapsing, just that its growth projections have receded."

That's not a definition of recession. The technical indicator of a recession is two consecutive quarters of negative economic growth as measured by a country's GDP.”
Russia's Economy Is Already In Recession, Estimates IMF

Russia's Economy Is Already In Recession, Estimates IMF

Commented Apr 30, 2014 at 14:00:14 in World

“Russia can't afford (nor is conventionally capable) of doing to us what Japan dod during WW2.

You are correct however, tensions are high. That's pretty common in Europe when sovereign countries are invaded.”

Am-Expat on May 1, 2014 at 16:36:03

“Japan did not even try to inflict harm on the US, just tried to break the illegal blockade which starved Japan from resources and oil from its normal trade partners in S.E. Asia. Russia is much more capable and has defeated more powerful(relative to the time) armies than the US.
It could cripple the EU which would break apart NATO without firing a shot. Russia, and China both have the capability of shutting down communications, internet and sat nav, again without firing a shot. It has both air defenses and tactical theater nukes. It has excess of a million man army concentrated in defending the country, not spread over 1000 bases over the world in countries that have nothing to do with the US. They are entirely different armies. One is defensive and defending their own country and the other is thinly spread over the whole world not defending the home country.
That is why those who know about such things and history seem to think the US will be biting off more than it can chew. 20,000 ill-equipped irregulars without communications, air defense or aircraft was able to fight the US to a draw in both Iraq and Afghanistan and a major defeat in Viet Nam. The neo-cons who dictate foreign US policy and which countries get attacked will bring a lot of misery to the US. The civil war will be the US against some determined East Ukrainians and the Ukraine army will not be involved.”

Siberian H on Apr 30, 2014 at 15:45:02

“Putin is very capable of doing something very bad.”
Russia's Economy Is Already In Recession, Estimates IMF

Russia's Economy Is Already In Recession, Estimates IMF

Commented Apr 30, 2014 at 10:50:10 in World

“I dont think you know what a recession is.

100 billion dollars are expected to "leave" the Russian economy this year. 60 billion "has left" the Russian economy. If growth percentage is less year over year the economy has receded.

Propaganda masters indeed.”

Andre De Angelis on May 1, 2014 at 06:18:56

“"100 billion dollars are expected to "leave" the Russian economy this year."

And about 100 billion is expected to come back by way of deals with Asia.

" If growth percentage is less year over year the economy has receded. "

Hasn't happened. Russia's economy has been growing consistently. A recession is two consecutive quarters of negative economic growth. Not even one quarter has passed since this crisis.”
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