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Professor Claims Racial Discrimination, But Former Student Remembers Incident Differently

Professor Claims Racial Discrimination, But Former Student Remembers Incident Differently

Commented Dec 10, 2013 at 07:17:28 in College

“Perhaps...but some much, much more than others; by orders of magnitude.”
Largely White Audience Turns Out To Hear Rand Paul Speak At African-American Outreach Event

Largely White Audience Turns Out To Hear Rand Paul Speak At African-American Outreach Event

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 20:48:08 in Politics

“It's lip service...he's not serious.”
Largely White Audience Turns Out To Hear Rand Paul Speak At African-American Outreach Event

Largely White Audience Turns Out To Hear Rand Paul Speak At African-American Outreach Event

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 20:47:10 in Politics

“The REAL lesson is...don't vote for the party that gave away the store to their friends and left the city hanging after gutting it”
After 42 Repeal Votes And A Shutdown, GOP Senator Says He Likes A Key Part Of Obamacare

After 42 Repeal Votes And A Shutdown, GOP Senator Says He Likes A Key Part Of Obamacare

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 20:37:49 in Politics

“As a matter of fact, yes...those of us in touch with reality.”
Tea Party Battles Business Over Atlanta Braves Stadium

Tea Party Battles Business Over Atlanta Braves Stadium

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 19:30:15 in Politics

“I am against using public funds to build stadiums for privately-owned sports teams.

But if it's going to be done, make it fair:

All season tickets go into a lottery...every year, including luxury boxes.
A drawing to be held for every season ticket from a pool to include all (and only) taxpayers.
Each seat winner has the option of keeping the ticket (purchasing it at face value) OR selling it in a public auction. Auction proceeds from each ticket over face value are split 50-50, half to the seat owner, half to retire the debt.
A new lottery every year...for EVERY seat.

Fairness would dictate that every taxpayer expected to share the cost should have EQUAL access AND equal opportunity to profit..”
Florida To Celebrate Festivus With The Rest Of Us After Atheist's Beer Can Pole Display Gets Approved

Florida To Celebrate Festivus With The Rest Of Us After Atheist's Beer Can Pole Display Gets Approved

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 18:57:41 in Politics

“Yes...true 'christians' all.

I just smile sweetly and say "What would jesus do?".

They don't like that.”
Professor Claims Racial Discrimination, But Former Student Remembers Incident Differently

Professor Claims Racial Discrimination, But Former Student Remembers Incident Differently

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 18:55:36 in College

“Perhaps you should get out more...or change the channel occasionally.”

dogbit on Dec 10, 2013 at 03:50:40

“If you are determined to find it .. you will. The appalling machinations of Prof Melissa Harris-Perry on MSNBC were ample example. That was a contortion of logic and a blatant attempt to intimidate. The cry "racism" has no effect anymore. It's lost any impact. Now we have "white privilege and it is losing impact even faster. I worked very hard to insure my children were privileged.... by virtue of their achievements. They associate with those who are seeking privilege. If there was lack of diversity in the student paper, join the staff. That would have been a meaningful act. Our President did it... he became the editor of Harvard Law Review.”
Florida To Celebrate Festivus With The Rest Of Us After Atheist's Beer Can Pole Display Gets Approved

Florida To Celebrate Festivus With The Rest Of Us After Atheist's Beer Can Pole Display Gets Approved

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 18:51:49 in Politics

“What...you don't understand it?

And you'll presume to tell ME I'm wrong. Sorry, sport, you ARE wrong, and you've wasted a good portion of your life dreaming of something beyond the grave.”

masontn on Dec 9, 2013 at 19:22:42

“You seem to be adding words to my post. Re-read my post, slower this time”
Florida To Celebrate Festivus With The Rest Of Us After Atheist's Beer Can Pole Display Gets Approved

Florida To Celebrate Festivus With The Rest Of Us After Atheist's Beer Can Pole Display Gets Approved

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 16:00:30 in Politics

“Perhaps, but who exactly is he talking about? Could be politicians, christians, lots of options.”

Yougotstobecrazy on Dec 9, 2013 at 16:11:27

“True, probably a pretty long list. Good times!”
Professor Claims Racial Discrimination, But Former Student Remembers Incident Differently

Professor Claims Racial Discrimination, But Former Student Remembers Incident Differently

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 15:57:57 in College

“I think if you were to thoroughly investigate the issue, you would find that it is more than one group which has felt subjected to racism.”

Murph1108 on Dec 9, 2013 at 21:51:32

“your right... every group, every ethnicity, and every race has been subjected to hate.”

hatecyberspace on Dec 9, 2013 at 16:20:10

“I agree. I am white, and I've felt it. I only hear one group droning on and on about it.”
Florida To Celebrate Festivus With The Rest Of Us After Atheist's Beer Can Pole Display Gets Approved

Florida To Celebrate Festivus With The Rest Of Us After Atheist's Beer Can Pole Display Gets Approved

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 15:52:22 in Politics

“"It doesn’t faze me, it doesn’t faze the God I serve."

Of course it doesn't. You cannot faze what doesn't exist outside of the minds of followers.”

Trekkinbob on Dec 9, 2013 at 16:08:17

“Amazing the number of people here who would jamb their delusion down your throat in the hopes you'll be punished for not accepting it.”

thequalityguy on Dec 9, 2013 at 16:06:14

“You will be sorry.”

masontn on Dec 9, 2013 at 16:02:10

“And a time might just come when you get a chance to explain that remark . Just remember funny man, if I am wrong there is no big deal. But if YOU are wrong. Well you know. You will have an eternity to regret it. Happy dreams”

Scentamental on Dec 9, 2013 at 16:01:47

“Spiritual sight is a skill and a blessing. If you don't have it, try praying for it and you will see some of it and begin to understand. If you don't want it, it's your loss, it doesn't faze us. Sorry you are so proud of missing out.”
Florida To Celebrate Festivus With The Rest Of Us After Atheist's Beer Can Pole Display Gets Approved

Florida To Celebrate Festivus With The Rest Of Us After Atheist's Beer Can Pole Display Gets Approved

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 15:49:10 in Politics

“What?”

Yougotstobecrazy on Dec 9, 2013 at 15:54:27

“knockiiing is just getting a head-start on the "airing of grievances".”
The New Front In The Gun Control War Is Your Local Shopping Mall

The New Front In The Gun Control War Is Your Local Shopping Mall

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 14:14:49 in Business

“So you write proving that you have limited understanding of fifth grade level writing (dumbed down just for you), then when I point that out...you double down.

Find a kid to explain to you the part in the article where the author says they were displaying their guns (what I pointed out to you was that the author of the article did).

I said IF I saw it (is 'IF' beyond your limited comprehension?). I have a right to take my business where I choose and I have a right to tell the manager why. If he wants to allow guns in his store...so be it, I won't go there.

By your logic, every place that posts a gun-free zone sign should be up to their eyeballs in shootings...that's obviously NOT the case.

If you were in my store carrying a gun and I called the police to get you to leave, they would not be laughing at me...they'd be removing you. Your '2nd amendment right' does NOT trump property rights. Try it...you'll see.

You are correct in one thing...I have no patience with fools who have to carry a gun to feel like a man.

I've been 65 years on this earth, I own guns, and have lived in high-crime areas (NYC). I have learned to stay away from high-crime areas. It's called being 'street smart'. In that time I've only been scared around yahoos like you.”
Woman's Christian Temperance Union Targeting Marijuana

Woman's Christian Temperance Union Targeting Marijuana

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 07:26:31 in Politics

“Because they did so well with alcohol?”
A Year After Newtown, Rift Over Guns Deepens

A Year After Newtown, Rift Over Guns Deepens

Commented Dec 8, 2013 at 16:43:57 in Politics

“Re-read the article. It was Tea Party inspired, and wasn't symbolic until they got sued.”

JSMIII on Dec 8, 2013 at 17:59:49

“And I would be just as against that if it is not just symbolic.  I would not agree to force civilians in peacetime to be armed.  I do not support even symbolic requirements to own firearms but I am equally, if not more against these stupid restrictions proposed upon firearms ownership. Especially when the government has been woefully inadequate in enforcing the rules already in place. ”
A Year After Newtown, Rift Over Guns Deepens

A Year After Newtown, Rift Over Guns Deepens

Commented Dec 8, 2013 at 15:22:03 in Politics

“"Because the article couldn't possibly be editorialized right?"

Oh please...there's no editorializing about whether they passed the law or not...they passed the law. That's a fact; it happened and cannot be denied.

"No one ever attempted to enforce the law, either before or after litigation."

What difference does that make? They passed a law infringing on individual rights (the right NOT to own a gun). Whether it was enforced is beside the point.

You don't get to twist things here to fit your agenda.”

Akula765 on Dec 8, 2013 at 19:02:04

“No one's individual rights are infringed if it isn't actually enforced.”
A Year After Newtown, Rift Over Guns Deepens

A Year After Newtown, Rift Over Guns Deepens

Commented Dec 8, 2013 at 15:12:32 in Politics

“The ACLU has limited resources and cannot be everywhere and do everything. They must choose carefully which cases and causes they support.

In a case banning guns, the NRA would be suing; there would be no need for the ACLU to join the case (if they had a mind to).”
A Year After Newtown, Rift Over Guns Deepens

A Year After Newtown, Rift Over Guns Deepens

Commented Dec 8, 2013 at 15:02:25 in Politics

“Sorry, Greg...in this particular case, I guess I am an (not THE...I don't claim that) arbiter of intelligence.

I did NOT make any claim that ANY policy was communist...re-read my post.

What I did do was point out that the very people who claim that passing a law that forces people to buy health insurance is communist and infringing on individual rights passed a law forcing people to buy a gun.

Sorry if that's too much for you. Perhaps you can find a third-grader to help you out.”

GregCampNC on Dec 8, 2013 at 15:12:24

“Typical gun control advocate--elitist, smug, and dismissive. You used the term, communist, to refer to policies that force citizens to do something. I said that an rule requiring gun ownership is no worse than a rule banning gun ownership. Both have been tried. Both are silly.

But I'm sure it makes you feel better to think yourself smarter than everyone else.”
A Year After Newtown, Rift Over Guns Deepens

A Year After Newtown, Rift Over Guns Deepens

Commented Dec 8, 2013 at 14:56:13 in Politics

“Well, you obviously either didn't read the entire article or you didn't understand it.

It clearly states that it wasn't until AFTER the town was sued that the law was declared 'symbolic'. Here, I'll help you out:

"After the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence sued the town in support of Lamar Kellett, the law's most vocal critic, the council agreed in late August to revise the measure to make clear that gun ownership is a choice and that a requirement could not be enforced."

Key word here, for folks who either don't bother to read or just can't comprehend, is AFTER.”

Akula765 on Dec 8, 2013 at 15:02:52

“Because the article couldn't possibly be editorialized right?

No one ever attempted to enforce the law, either before or after litigation.”
A Year After Newtown, Rift Over Guns Deepens

A Year After Newtown, Rift Over Guns Deepens

Commented Dec 8, 2013 at 14:37:12 in Politics

“Where (except in a very few places and then according to the express wishes of the citizens) are there laws banning ownership of guns?

Sorry, Greg, the topic is forcing people to buy things they don't necessarily want...not the banning of anything (except, perhaps, the freedom to NOT own a gun if you choose not to).

For future reference, Greg, interjecting your off-topic opinion does not make you seem smarter.”

GregCampNC on Dec 8, 2013 at 14:39:45

“For future reference, you're not the arbiter of intelligence.

You complained that the town in Georgia was using policies that you identified as communist. I reminded you that a requirement to own is no worse than a ban from owning.”
A Year After Newtown, Rift Over Guns Deepens

A Year After Newtown, Rift Over Guns Deepens

Commented Dec 8, 2013 at 14:30:46 in Politics

“Whether it's symbolic or enforceable isn't the point.

The point is that they passed a law forcing citizens to do something WHILE complaining about another law which forces citizens to do something.

I guess logic eludes YOU.”

Akula765 on Dec 8, 2013 at 14:36:02

“Because one wasn't enforced and never had any intentions of being enforced, while the other absolutely will be enforced.”
A Year After Newtown, Rift Over Guns Deepens

A Year After Newtown, Rift Over Guns Deepens

Commented Dec 8, 2013 at 13:55:17 in Politics

“400 years in America?

Which America would that be? And which American governments 400 years ago forced individuals to own firearms? Credible references and documentation please?

In Switzerland adult males are required to own guns...but they don't feel the need to carry them around all the time. I guess they're more secure in their manhood.

And this is a different America than it was 400 years ago. also 300 years ago. also 200 years ago. also 100 years ago.

We should bring our thinking up-top-date.”
A Year After Newtown, Rift Over Guns Deepens

A Year After Newtown, Rift Over Guns Deepens

Commented Dec 8, 2013 at 13:49:09 in Politics

“The point is that it seems to be OK to expand government and force people to do something when it's something THEY want.

But not when it's something someone else wants.”

Akula765 on Dec 8, 2013 at 13:57:01

“Which part of "symbolic gesture and did not enforce it" is eluding you?”
A Year After Newtown, Rift Over Guns Deepens

A Year After Newtown, Rift Over Guns Deepens

Commented Dec 8, 2013 at 13:36:26 in Politics

“"the town should have a law requiring everyone to own a gun".

Wait...what? It's communist and infringing on individual rights to 'force' people to get health insurance...but not to 'force' them to own a gun?”

JSMIII on Dec 8, 2013 at 16:19:59

“This was a symbolic gesture and, while I strongly support the Second Amendment, I agree the law is totally wrong. No one, in peacetime, should be required to own a firearm. It is an awesome responsibility that needs to be shouldered voluntarily.”

devildog09 on Dec 8, 2013 at 15:02:35

“Kennesaw GA was the first town to pass a "mandatory gun" law, many years ago. Even though the law specifically exempted anyone who chose not to own one for any reason (making it purely symbolic), the ACLU swooped in to sue them. Funny, but it dien't bother the ACLU at all when various cities were banning guns.”

GregCampNC on Dec 8, 2013 at 13:42:58

“No more so than laws banning ownership of guns.”

Cognitive Dissident on Dec 8, 2013 at 13:42:55

“This goes back 400 years in America. Before we had paid police and/or military the various governments often forced individuals under penalty of law to own firearms for mutual self defense. Not a new idea at all.”

Akula765 on Dec 8, 2013 at 13:40:02

“The town that did this did it as a symbolic gesture and did not enforce it.

Even then, the law was still struck down.”
Rand Paul: Unemployment Benefits Extension Would Be A 'Disservice' To Workers

Rand Paul: Unemployment Benefits Extension Would Be A 'Disservice' To Workers

Commented Dec 8, 2013 at 13:25:44 in Politics

“Interesting that the amount of money the T-pubs wasted on the government shutdown is just about as much as what's needed to extend unemployment ($25b vs $24b)...isn't it?

Cost is no object except when it comes to actually helping someone?”

pet rock on Dec 8, 2013 at 13:35:48

“Did you say HELP, republicans are not there to help anyone but the white rich”
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