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Meet The Nazi Skinheads Of Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Meet The Nazi Skinheads Of Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Commented Nov 9, 2013 at 09:17:49 in Arts

“Because they lack the potential to earn a living and move out of their parents basements.”
Meet The Nazi Skinheads Of Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Meet The Nazi Skinheads Of Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Commented Nov 9, 2013 at 09:15:21 in Arts

“You do understand that espousing views that involve genocide isn't just a matter of disagreeing with other people's views, right? Or are you trying to justify some abhorrent position you hold personally?”

Lfwngcons on Nov 12, 2013 at 08:44:47

“I never said it did. My response pointed out that fear of reprisal is possible. That fear is a reason they would wear masks. As long as the group does not break the law they have their rights, which include the 1st amendment. They also have the right not to be afraid of harm for their beliefs. This system goes to ALL people in this country, whether we agree with their view points or stance on life, or hate speech or not.”
Cop Tricked Teen With Autism Into Buying Pot, Lawsuit Claims

Cop Tricked Teen With Autism Into Buying Pot, Lawsuit Claims

Commented Nov 1, 2013 at 14:10:37 in Los Angeles

“The idea that entrapment could, somehow, not be an issue in the arrest of an autistic child defies logic, and will end up as an aggravating factor in the award this family so rightfully deserves.”
Steven And Roger Ham, Gay Dads, Adopt 14 Kids To Create Amazing Happy Ending

Steven And Roger Ham, Gay Dads, Adopt 14 Kids To Create Amazing Happy Ending

Commented Sep 26, 2013 at 10:27:48 in Gay Voices

“That's great - have a terrific time with that... And good to learn that two selfless people giving a loving home to 14 children ranks so low on your priorities. I hope you can set a better example for your kids.”
Wayne LaPierre On Navy Yard Shootings: 'Wasn't Enough Good Guys With Guns'

Wayne LaPierre On Navy Yard Shootings: 'Wasn't Enough Good Guys With Guns'

Commented Sep 23, 2013 at 19:29:27 in Politics

“um.. Hey there kiddo. Sorry I didn't keep track of which weapon he was able to waltz on to this unarmed navy base with..

But, hey, shotguns work even better, when you're a deranged but otherwise law abiding citizen who, I gather, started hearing voices. Anyway - good on you for the attention to detail! Nice work!”
Wayne LaPierre On Navy Yard Shootings: 'Wasn't Enough Good Guys With Guns'

Wayne LaPierre On Navy Yard Shootings: 'Wasn't Enough Good Guys With Guns'

Commented Sep 23, 2013 at 16:58:26 in Politics

“Got it. I guess the sequester must have eliminated all those MPs who would, one imagines, otherwise have been doing their jobs and not allowing a man with a rifle onto a Navy gun-free zone.

My bad - thanks for the heads up. So much for that....”

ilovemyrights on Sep 24, 2013 at 17:10:45

“He carried the gun in a bag disassembled. Also there are few MPs now. They contract most out to private security.”

schotts on Sep 24, 2013 at 01:27:56

“I don't know if the sequester made a difference or not. There aren't many armed MPs / guards on bases, sequester or not.

Btw, he gad a shotgun, not a rifle. Just sayin'”

Sabrina Gray on Sep 23, 2013 at 17:50:24

“Hey Sparky, he didn't have a rifle, he had a Joe Biden approved shotgun. Also MP's aren't available at every corner.”
Wayne LaPierre On Navy Yard Shootings: 'Wasn't Enough Good Guys With Guns'

Wayne LaPierre On Navy Yard Shootings: 'Wasn't Enough Good Guys With Guns'

Commented Sep 23, 2013 at 16:22:14 in Politics

“Seriously - I thought the Navy had some guns. That's weird.”

schotts on Sep 23, 2013 at 16:52:11

“No, it's a very common, but false thought that people on military bases all run around with guns and ammo at the ready. No worries, the 2-3% of good Americans that have sworn to Defend the Constitution, like me, will set you straight.

Guns are not allowed in military installations except by law enforcement (MPs and contracted civilian guards). The people working there, military and civilian contractors, are very much in gun free zones - otherwise known as a target rich environment.

So much for that”
Does David Barton, Evangelical Host, Think 'Bioshock Infinite' Has Anti-Christian, Anti-Conservative Undertones?

Does David Barton, Evangelical Host, Think 'Bioshock Infinite' Has Anti-Christian, Anti-Conservative Undertones?

Commented Apr 28, 2013 at 08:21:23 in Technology

“Just wanted to add that great art is often misinterpreted and maligned by people projecting their own fears and insecurities. Looks like Infinite hit its mark. (I'm in the middle if it now; truly a benchmark)”
Paul Krugman: Matt Yglesias Condo Criticism Shows Conservatives 'Don't Actually Believe In Any Rules At All'

Paul Krugman: Matt Yglesias Condo Criticism Shows Conservatives 'Don't Actually Believe In Any Rules At All'

Commented Mar 25, 2013 at 10:05:04 in Business

“Oops.. My reply should have said '...the infrastructure of the country has nothing to do with their success.' Sorry for the confusion.”

xxoxoo on Mar 25, 2013 at 10:24:37

“BTW, social conscience isn't limited to liberals. Conservatives, especially those well off, realize they have a responsibility to the less fortunate. They too are proud to pay their taxes, thankful for their success, and support charities. But they also feel entitled to enjoy the fruits of their success. I was closer to the bottom of the food chain than the top, but I still don't understand why a stock clerk thinks he should be earning anywhere near what at CEO does. Can someone please explain this to me?”
Paul Krugman: Matt Yglesias Condo Criticism Shows Conservatives 'Don't Actually Believe In Any Rules At All'

Paul Krugman: Matt Yglesias Condo Criticism Shows Conservatives 'Don't Actually Believe In Any Rules At All'

Commented Mar 25, 2013 at 10:02:52 in Business

“The problem with the modern 'conservative' mind, like our friend 'xxoxxo,' is they seem to feel the infrastructure of the country has anything to do with their success. That, and their notion that the only people who pay taxes in this country are others such as themselves who feel they owe nothing to the country and have zero investment in the health of their neighbors.

All I know, as a top tax bracket kind of guy, is how proud I feel every time I write that check to the IRS to have the blessings of this country, and to be able to do my part to help support it. To my anonymous friend who feels over taxed (at the lowest rates in modern history), try having some gratitude for the opportunities you enjoy here... Or, if I may, Go find a more suitable homeland, like Somalia, or some other banana republic, where you'll fit in better.”

xxoxoo on Mar 25, 2013 at 10:17:44

“And your problem is that you make too many assumptions about the "conservative mind." Some successes are silver spooners, others are self-made successes, and still others got a boost along the way from the system and getting the right breaks along the way. However, they arrived at their success, no one disputes their responsibility to pay taxes. Likewise, no one disputes the need for a strong and vital infrastructure, or the need to invest in the welfare of the workforce. But make no mistake-- no one is "entitled" to the "good life," We should all aspire to something better, but there are no guarantees. Get over it. Life isn't fair. Life is just life. And it has nothing to do with which party you subscribe to.”
Paul Krugman: Matt Yglesias Condo Criticism Shows Conservatives 'Don't Actually Believe In Any Rules At All'

Paul Krugman: Matt Yglesias Condo Criticism Shows Conservatives 'Don't Actually Believe In Any Rules At All'

Commented Mar 25, 2013 at 09:50:07 in Business

“But POTUS, apparently, is single handedly responsible for the poorly, performing parts of the economy? Makes great sense.

Well, again, our conservative friends aren't known for their consistency.”

jadrooool on Mar 25, 2013 at 10:03:41

“And you're saying Obama's consistent? Thanks a needed a good laugh this morning !!!!!!! ”
North Dakota Personhood Measure Passes State House

North Dakota Personhood Measure Passes State House

Commented Mar 22, 2013 at 16:01:27 in Politics

“10 minutes to injunction. These lawmakers should try a little law school sometime.”

foresure6379 on Mar 22, 2013 at 16:25:27

“Erichg:

You are quite right. But something has arisen that may make the abortion wars an obsolete issue.

Under Obamacare (the Affordable Care Act) all forms of contraception and now totally without co-pay, for the doctor, for the lab, or the device or pill for any woman with any form of health insurances, excluding, of course nuns.

Endorsed by the American College of Obstetrics as being safe for teens.

This was based on a two year study among low income women in St Louis by Dr. Jeffrey Peipert, M.D., PhD.

To Read By Googling: "Peipert" with "The New York Times", "The Scientific American" or the New England Journal of Medicine, or a news source of your choice.

Of course abortions must remain legal, and these devices do not prevent STD's.”

isc121 on Mar 22, 2013 at 16:10:29

“WHy should they? They are the "common man". (sarcasm over)

They just dont get that Roe overrides anything but the USC. Again. The heirarchy of law is not State-Federal. It is USC (as contstitutionally interpeted by the USSC)-Federal-State-Local. Nowhere in there is "Will of God" or "Morality of Me". Even if the "people" pass it the USSC can still strike it.”

Catherine in Tulsa on Mar 22, 2013 at 16:08:06

“Or the movie they showed us in sixth grade about reproduction.”

bbailey123 on Mar 22, 2013 at 16:07:36

“I wonder if you can get an injunction to keep it off the ballot, or if you have to wait until the misogyinists approve the amendment?”
Santa Cruz Shooting Surprised Officers Loran Baker And Elizabeth Butler: Sheriff

Santa Cruz Shooting Surprised Officers Loran Baker And Elizabeth Butler: Sheriff

Commented Mar 2, 2013 at 08:18:01 in Crime

“After all, with all those dangerous pot heads that need to be sent to prison, there just isn't room for your run of the mill rapist with an arsenal.”
Jon Stewart Shreds House GOP Over Sandy Vote: 'What Would Jesus Or Any Other Human Being That Isn't An A**hole Do' (VIDEO)

Jon Stewart Shreds House GOP Over Sandy Vote: 'What Would Jesus Or Any Other Human Being That Isn't An A**hole Do' (VIDEO)

Commented Jan 9, 2013 at 12:53:39 in Comedy

“Hi Frankie, I wonder if you can, without using a dictionary, provide us the definition of 'liberty,' the word you think America has forgotten. Go ahead and give it a shot... I bet you can't do it.. And when you fail that little personal test, and discover your own ignorance, please feel free to focus more on learning than spewing.”

Frankie Tierney on Jan 9, 2013 at 17:55:50

“liberty is the voluntary interaction of consenting people to do as they please as long as what they do does not infringe on someone else's right to do the same. Now of course you will not agree with that or twist it to say that government allows for that and if i don't like it I should move to Somalia which is a typical statist argument, however, realize I did not choose to be born here, that was chance that is not signing any social contract to be robbed and threatened because some majority voted in a politician to do it.

Go on with your condescension though, it is quite amusing to me when I get ad hom attacked instead of a real argument.”
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Joshua Boston, Former Marine, Pens Response To Dianne Feinstein Gun Control Bill: 'I Am Not Your Servant'

Commented Jan 5, 2013 at 08:41:32 in Politics

“Which is exactly why all this claptrap about unfair restrictions on 'good law abiding' gun owners is meaningless to a debate about whether or not putting fewer high capacity magazines into consumer hands is a good idea. The pro gun side of this debate rarely pays attention to the fallibility of their own arguments. Personally, I think this insane prohibition on rocket launchers at wallmart has to end!”
GOP Governors Deny The Poor Health Care In Opposing Obamacare's Medicaid Expansion

GOP Governors Deny The Poor Health Care In Opposing Obamacare's Medicaid Expansion

Commented Dec 28, 2012 at 14:31:10 in Business

“Now, Aaron, I really have to point out that my original retort was at least a little more clever than that. Not that much cleverer, but I do think just a little bit.

But if you'd like to engage in real debate, I'd be curious to know what you think the GOP would have thought of your original idea which, by the way, I would have completely supported. I just don't think giving poor people stuff they can't afford on their own, like health insurance, really fits into their (your?) mindset... Which is why I was thinking, maybe, that you're actually the one on drugs.

Specifically, can you find a single reference, anywhere, to a GOPer advocating for such a position way back then in the glory days of healthcare rationing? Go ahead and try using the googles to see what you can dig up.”

Aaron Moynahan on Dec 29, 2012 at 09:01:53

“Everyone has been able to get healthcare in the United States. This happened without obamacare.”
GOP Governors Deny The Poor Health Care In Opposing Obamacare's Medicaid Expansion

GOP Governors Deny The Poor Health Care In Opposing Obamacare's Medicaid Expansion

Commented Dec 28, 2012 at 10:50:24 in Business

“Wow... My ego is shattered, Aaron; here I was thinking I was being particularly erudite, and now this news! How will I ever carry on?!”

Aaron Moynahan on Dec 28, 2012 at 13:49:13

“Take drugs, that seems to be part of your world.”
GOP Governors Deny The Poor Health Care In Opposing Obamacare's Medicaid Expansion

GOP Governors Deny The Poor Health Care In Opposing Obamacare's Medicaid Expansion

Commented Dec 28, 2012 at 10:13:24 in Business

“This says it all. To descend to your level for a moment, here's hoping you get the inoperable brain tumor you deserve.”

shivabeach on Dec 29, 2012 at 21:59:13

“Oh my, that went right over you didnt it? that was sarcasm”
GOP Governors Deny The Poor Health Care In Opposing Obamacare's Medicaid Expansion

GOP Governors Deny The Poor Health Care In Opposing Obamacare's Medicaid Expansion

Commented Dec 28, 2012 at 10:09:52 in Business

“Looks like Rick managed to remember another agency he wants to shutter.”

vicla1942 on Dec 28, 2012 at 10:18:47

“he has a poor memory”
GOP Governors Deny The Poor Health Care In Opposing Obamacare's Medicaid Expansion

GOP Governors Deny The Poor Health Care In Opposing Obamacare's Medicaid Expansion

Commented Dec 28, 2012 at 10:04:38 in Business

“Sounds like Aaron must get great drugs with his health insurance.”

Aaron Moynahan on Dec 28, 2012 at 10:35:16

“That was a stupid reply.”
Paul Krugman: Deficit Hawks Are 'Remarkably Foolish'

Paul Krugman: Deficit Hawks Are 'Remarkably Foolish'

Commented Dec 25, 2012 at 14:20:13 in Business

“Hey joe, You seem to be confused about the difference between household and national debt. Also, note that you seem to suggest Krugman's analysis is based on 'beliefs,' sort of the the GOP governance philosophy, rather than on data. For those if us that grasp the distinction, we see this as further evidence of the decay of our educational system under thirty years of rabid cuts to public schools.”
Man Celebrates Homeless Woman's Birthday (VIDEO)

Man Celebrates Homeless Woman's Birthday (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 23, 2012 at 08:02:11 in Good News

“Sorry for the misunderstanding.. I think I misinterpreted your point - I completely agree no one should be homeless or go hungry!”
Man Celebrates Homeless Woman's Birthday (VIDEO)

Man Celebrates Homeless Woman's Birthday (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 22, 2012 at 19:33:25 in Good News

“I'm quite a lot less impressed by your callousness and cluelessness regarding our homeless population.”

surfacetwoaire on Dec 23, 2012 at 00:04:23

“BS... the system make them homeless!... No one should be homeless or go hungry. "They" would rather throw away food every night, not sold in every restuarant after closing , across this country, than to figure out how to use that food to feed people in need. No one should be homeless or good hungry!”
Man Celebrates Homeless Woman's Birthday (VIDEO)

Man Celebrates Homeless Woman's Birthday (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 22, 2012 at 19:31:21 in Good News

“Perhaps he was trying to set an example for the test of us?”

bominpark on Dec 22, 2012 at 19:38:14

“That could be true, but I think self promotion is what came to mind at first thought. It didn't inspire like genuine random acts of kindness, which seem much purer in intention than this self promo'ed tape and release. :/ But I'm glad it warmed her heart.”
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