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Meet The 37 House Republicans Who Could Lose Their Jobs For Shutting Down The Government

Meet The 37 House Republicans Who Could Lose Their Jobs For Shutting Down The Government

Commented Oct 25, 2013 at 15:39:34 in Politics

“I have a real easy fix for all of this. since other countries can cheat and pay people 1 dollar an hour thus attracting american business we should redirect welfare to employers. Employers will have to spend the money on employees. Example : joe who currently is unemployed and sitting at home collecting welfare Could get a job at a local place that only has a small budget like 2 dollars an hour but the welfare could pad that income and make it livable. that helps our companies get workers at low cost, gets people working and will draw jobs back from over seas”
Meet The 37 House Republicans Who Could Lose Their Jobs For Shutting Down The Government

Meet The 37 House Republicans Who Could Lose Their Jobs For Shutting Down The Government

Commented Oct 25, 2013 at 15:04:20 in Politics

“They need to balance the budget like the rest of us, no more ceiling raising. So many legislators that get praised for spending money. We should praise those that find ways to achieve things without more federal spending. we are selling ourselves to China every minute. Thank you for a few people that stand up and say enough is enough. I am as liberal as a person can be but that does not mean I am fiscally liberal. To be socially and fiscally liberal means you just don't know anything about anything.”

leehyphen on Oct 25, 2013 at 15:18:23

“Its not so much that our spending is so high...it is also that we have lost so much revenue by giving tax credits to corporations who ship jobs overseas. We do need to tighten up the spending but who cares if we don't have jobs.”
Windows 8 Sales: Survey Shows Lukewarm Enthusiasm For Microsoft's New Operating System

Windows 8 Sales: Survey Shows Lukewarm Enthusiasm For Microsoft's New Operating System

Commented Sep 5, 2013 at 09:29:04 in Technology

“windows xp has been completely reverse engineered they have to get away from it. you can pretty much run it in Linux these days”
Windows 8 Sales: Survey Shows Lukewarm Enthusiasm For Microsoft's New Operating System

Windows 8 Sales: Survey Shows Lukewarm Enthusiasm For Microsoft's New Operating System

Commented Sep 5, 2013 at 09:27:32 in Technology

“get some free thinking friends”
Edward Snowden Poll Finds More Americans Now Think He Did The Wrong Thing

Edward Snowden Poll Finds More Americans Now Think He Did The Wrong Thing

Commented Jul 8, 2013 at 07:05:39 in Politics

“Awareness! I believe our only tool in this fight is awareness. We need to let people know so they can boycott or vote away a horrible future. Unfortunately most people cannot comprehend or do not want to comprehend the possibilities. They are happy to have free software or devices and are unaware that "Nothing is truly free".”
Edward Snowden Poll Finds More Americans Now Think He Did The Wrong Thing

Edward Snowden Poll Finds More Americans Now Think He Did The Wrong Thing

Commented Jul 7, 2013 at 20:45:31 in Politics

“Its all scary, Information is truly the most powerful weapon. Private industry Hires and fires based on merit, This places people in positions very suited for their job. If that job is something bad for the population you can guarantee that the most destructive person has filled the position. However with the government people get voted in based on how the wind is blowing so that could go either way They could be incompetent at hurting or incompetent at helping. The voting public vote as though they are buying a house based on how the doorbell sounds without checking the plumbing or foundation. I worry about all of it.”

Bryan Manx on Jul 8, 2013 at 07:05:39

“Awareness! I believe our only tool in this fight is awareness. We need to let people know so they can boycott or vote away a horrible future. Unfortunately most people cannot comprehend or do not want to comprehend the possibilities. They are happy to have free software or devices and are unaware that "Nothing is truly free".”

peacekitten on Jul 7, 2013 at 22:55:38

“you hit the nail on the head, information is the most powerful weapon, which makes hackers the most powerful people on earth.   this is what has gotten so many governments and their wealthy owners up in arms, because all the money in the world couldn't do what this guy, who is not rich, or politically powerful, was able to do armed only with information.

if you define "merit" as people who would qualify as true sociopaths for their lack of conscience, morals, slavish devotion to greed, and utter indifference to the consequences of their actions, then i would agree with you.   but if you mean "merit" in the traditional sense of the word, the world suffers because the people who have been placed in positions of extreme influence, whether through wealth or political connections are the *worst* people to be given that kind of influence over the lives of others.

i agree, the voting public does tend to vote as though they are buying a house based on a nice doorbell, without bothering to check what's holding it together.    it's the result of a vicious, calculated and sadly successful campaign to turn the american voting public into a bunch of people who are too tired, too worried, too apathetic, and in many cases, just flat too stupid to vote responsibly.

i'm with you, i worry about all of it.   but we can't give up, as much as we would like to.  that's the only thing that would be even worse than the current situation, for the people who see through this to throw up their hands.    we have to keep trying.”
Edward Snowden Poll Finds More Americans Now Think He Did The Wrong Thing

Edward Snowden Poll Finds More Americans Now Think He Did The Wrong Thing

Commented Jul 7, 2013 at 09:35:14 in Politics

“Amen! I work in analytics and was surprised to learn that humans are not as unique as we like to think. We can all be placed into categories at various levels. Human behavior can be predicted with high accuracy with enough data.
Once the world has human profiles collected and stored in the future it will take far less data collection to associate any person with a known profile and be able to predict their behavior. I speak out often against google because of their data tracking. It all started with a cookie that could return info on how people browsed the web.
they got in trouble for that cookie but none of the solutions really slowed down their mining, Once gmail hit the scene they were able to attach a user to the search and navigation information, shortly after the Chrome browser was released which let them track all navigation that was out of reach of the tracking cookie. I am guessing that this mining resulted in more money for them as they quickly announced android and Chrome OS which would give them far more detail including GPS positions of users.
soon google Glass will hit the market and you wont even need to be carrying a smart phone for google to track you. the little camera on google glass will see you in public and in less than a kilobyte of data will send your facial measurements, GPS Coordinates and Time off to google.”

peacekitten on Jul 7, 2013 at 10:33:04

“as i have learned more about this issue, as much as the government spying on us frightens and infuriates me, it's the spying done by corporations that's even worse and infinitely more invasive because there are NO laws to control it.    most of the private security firms that are hired by megacorporations are run by people who are former CIA/FBI.   they are not shy about admitting that they use the u.s. army counter-terrorism handbook tactics, and they are turning them against the american people!   

there is little chance that the government will pass any legislation that would reign this abuse in either, because to them, all it means is that there is MUCH more data available that they can then purchase, while not having to accept responsibility for gathering it themselves.   this is outrageous.

i suspect that as the relationship between the average citizen and the "government" becomes much more adversarial and hostile, things will reach a breaking point that may not be very pretty.”
Edward Snowden Poll Finds More Americans Now Think He Did The Wrong Thing

Edward Snowden Poll Finds More Americans Now Think He Did The Wrong Thing

Commented Jul 7, 2013 at 09:01:35 in Politics

“Raising Awareness GOOD!. Handing info to other countries BAD!! Google and NSA are the ones to watch Facebook and Twitter are monitored heavy but most people know that they are collecting info. google on the other hand offers products that in the past we were accustomed to using without user tracking so we do not even think about the email monitoring, document monitoring, search monitoring, Android monitoring or any of the other 'free' tool monitoring. They are an advertising company so it is in their best interest to compile as much knowledge about their users as possible. the day that this data lands in the wrong hands we are screwed.”
Gabrielle Giffords' Notes Show Message To Senate On Gun Violence (PHOTO)

Gabrielle Giffords' Notes Show Message To Senate On Gun Violence (PHOTO)

Commented Feb 1, 2013 at 07:26:40 in Politics

“Yesterday in Atlanta a student came to school armed and shooting. an armed guard stopped him with only two people with minor (treat and release) injury. I am a gun owner, my father was a police officer I have respect for guns I have been around them my entire life. People picking out what they believe to be assault weapons based on how they look or how many rounds they hold is nonsense. The most americans to ever die in any event was the civil war and weapons back then only shot a single round and took a measurable amount of time to reload. It is terrible what is happening in our country but if you look across history and do a simple calculation you will see that we live in one of the most peaceful non violent points in history. Each year millions of people stop intruders in their homes with fire arms, if the millions were not stopped by those firearms could you imagine what the stats for the victims would look like?”
Gabrielle Giffords' Notes Show Message To Senate On Gun Violence (PHOTO)

Gabrielle Giffords' Notes Show Message To Senate On Gun Violence (PHOTO)

Commented Jan 31, 2013 at 07:04:18 in Politics

“because there is no easy answer”
Gabrielle Giffords' Notes Show Message To Senate On Gun Violence (PHOTO)

Gabrielle Giffords' Notes Show Message To Senate On Gun Violence (PHOTO)

Commented Jan 31, 2013 at 07:02:40 in Politics

“This issue has no easy answers. its a fool who thinks that getting rid of guns will simply get rid of violence. Its a fool who thinks that we can somehow isolate and deal with everyone who shows signs of mental defects that can lead to violence. We are a free society and a free society must cope with what goes along with a free society. the other alternative is to not be a free society and cope with what goes along with that. At least in the free society we are more in control of our personal destiny and not at the mercy of any bureaucracy.”

gschear on Jan 31, 2013 at 08:37:50

“Nonsense. What you said amounts to:
"...well you can't make a freedom omelet without breaking a few eggs."
We are a free society and, according to Justice Scalia on Heller, we can as a society place limits on the types and capabilities of the weapons that we are constitutional allowed to own. The legislation will pass and SCOTUS will uphold it.”

prudencehall on Jan 31, 2013 at 08:05:21

“Nonsense. We live in a civilized society and no citizen in a civilized society should own an assault weapon or extended magazine to defend himself.

Mass shootings are terrorizing our country. Eleven in the last two years. Asking that we do everything possibility to limit the carnage of these shootings is responsible and reasonable.”