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Pell Grants For Poor Students Lose $170 Billion In Ryan Budget

Commented Mar 28, 2012 at 07:08:47 in Education

“Pell Grants and other federal subsidized loans are license for higher education costs.

Why wouldn't a college jack up prices each year if the Federal Government plans to jack up it's grant coverage?

Now we need MORE Grants so that college costs can go higher? Colleges will realize that without student grants they will have to cut tuition costs to reach the same people. Better for the poor, worse for their bottom line.”

v eyepete on Mar 28, 2012 at 07:15:30

“You have a point, but there should also be legislation to curb the acquisitional greed that has overcome all institutions of higher education, who incidentally give million dollar bonuses to exiting officials. The focus needs to be on education, not on empire building.”
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Ron Paul Wins GOP Twitter Primary, Pew Study Shows

Commented Dec 8, 2011 at 02:02:29 in Media

“better put as "has become"

Wasn't always like this.”

RationalAnimal on Dec 8, 2011 at 02:43:31

“Unfortunately the government has always been extremely corrupt, but in the old days it did not consume the entire economy and interfered in almost every sector of the economy.”
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Ron Paul Wins GOP Twitter Primary, Pew Study Shows

Commented Dec 8, 2011 at 02:01:53 in Media

“For the most part, you are correct.

Let's reverse the trend for the first time in decades with Ron Paul in 2012.”
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Ron Paul Wins GOP Twitter Primary, Pew Study Shows

Commented Dec 8, 2011 at 02:01:02 in Media

“5. Ron Paul would strength the judicial brand of government, by far the weakest! With a strong judicial branch you can enforce collectiev property rights. You don't need an EPA to do that...
6. Again WOW. This is absurd! A Ron Paul administration would stop killing innocent women and children with drone attacks in Afghanistan. Once we stop that, people will start to like us. You can't make friends if you're killing people.
7. Again an equality thing. He would give them the same rights as everyone else - nothing more, nothing less.
8. This is just plain ridiculous. Has Paul ever been caught killing another person? I think not... Guns when controlled are fine.
9. Our sad educational system was once the best in the world. Notice it has gone to near the bottom of the list since we created the Department of Education.
10. Again...no. Simply not true. He is strongly in favor of the separation of the two.”
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Ron Paul Wins GOP Twitter Primary, Pew Study Shows

Commented Dec 8, 2011 at 02:00:51 in Media

“What is up with liberals quoting addictinginfo? That mamadea person is posting bullet points from some silly article. Are you only as smart that?

1. Paul values equal rights for everyone. He does not specify minorities which is in itself, racism.
2. Paul's stance on this is controversial and I do not entirely believe in it. You can't get the perfect candidate but you can get the best option and work from there. He is willing to actually debate the issues.
3. This is the most comical point...haha. Paul would be the best thing for the working class >EVER”
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Ron Paul Wins GOP Twitter Primary, Pew Study Shows

Commented Dec 8, 2011 at 01:47:12 in Media

“It is more likely every single day.

When people become empowered with knowledge and truth things can change.

That is what is happening now.”

maslin on Dec 8, 2011 at 01:49:58

“I agree with the knowledge and truth thing, but that's not going to take Rep Paul anywhere.”
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Ron Paul Wins GOP Twitter Primary, Pew Study Shows

Commented Dec 8, 2011 at 01:44:51 in Media

“So America's creation was a disaster?

The America Dream is worthless and we shouldn't do it anymore.

We are moving farther and farther away from what makes us America and most of us don't even notice.

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To respond to your points:

1. He wants to FOCUS on the domestic front. Barack Obama has recently come out saying that we will tie foreign aid to how well other countries treat gays and lesbians. Why hasn't the Obama Justice Department done anything to support gay marriage?

2. He wants to remove spending from blowing up children in Afghanistan. Do you realize how messed up that is? We are more willing to spend billions of dollars creating war than we do increasing elderly social security payments. Inflation has risen significantly over the years but it has not been reported by the media. Let's spend our money at home. Please.

3. America is seen very differently than the average American thinks. We have this illusion that everyone loves us. In fact if they would be incredibly happy if we backed off slightly. America has created more enemies than friends because of war. You don't kill someone's father and make their son love you. They learn to hate you. It's a never ending cycle.

4. We would not lose any allies.He preaches peace and prosperity. That is how you make friends and improve relations...not by war.

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I just ask you to really think things through.”

Ram Samudrala on Dec 8, 2011 at 02:17:44

“I am a staunch pacifist and I felt we never should've gotten into these messes at all. But extricating ourselves isn't as simple as pulling out all troops and all funding. I kind of believe in that "we broke it, we fix it" rule. I believe Obama is trying his best to do that. I prefer a nuanced approach to thinking about the world than thinking in these stark terms.

The American war machine took several decades to get to this point. It will not be undone overnight. It was a mistake to let it get this far but the point is to avoid a bigger mistake.

Finally, I will say that the fact that Ron Paul has CHOSEN to put an (R) as his party affiliation is enough for me to never support him. Something my mother told me about the company you keep (whether you like or even agree with them or not).”

Ram Samudrala on Dec 8, 2011 at 02:17:37

“I have. He's certainly consistent. But Obama I believe delivered a good rebutal to the fundamental philosophy drive Ron Paul. The "have it your own way" economics hasn't worked, has never worked, and won't work. It's not who we are as a society. Paul has never seemed noncompassionate to me (for example, in that debate where people yelled that an injured patient should die he actually started by saying "no") and I believe his heart is in the right place.

The problem is that the world is messy. It is not so clean and elegant as Ron Paul would have us believe, and the US President is not a global dictator (yet). Ron Paul will run into the same reality that Obama has run into in governing a complex, divided country and world, and Paul seems far more inflexible than Obama has been. If you think we have gridlock now, where the people's work isn't being done, I'd argue it would be worse under a Ron Paul presidency.”
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Ron Paul Wins GOP Twitter Primary, Pew Study Shows

Commented Dec 8, 2011 at 01:34:34 in Media

“I've read all of your comments on this board. You are the most hilariously delusional human being.

If you really understood his position on the Civil Rights Act you would realize it makes sense. He has said that he would have removed all laws that restrict minority groups for a more equal society. The Civil Rights Act went so far as create dozens of new restrictions on hiring. Affirmative action? Really? In a free and equal society we need to classify some groups as more important than others?

Please note, I am all for total equality. I condone civil rights violations. We are all EQUAL.”

Ram Samudrala on Dec 8, 2011 at 02:29:00

“And what about the impact of several hundreds of slavery? What about society's responsibility to correct a grave wrong here? Or do sweep all that under the rug and say "We are all EQUAL" and say "do over"? I'm not saying I have the answers. I'm saying the issue is extremely complex.”
Newt Gingrich: Brian Williams 'Wrong' To Silence GOP Debate Crowd (VIDEO)

Newt Gingrich: Brian Williams 'Wrong' To Silence GOP Debate Crowd (VIDEO)

Commented Jan 24, 2012 at 16:09:43 in Media

“could elucidate on the Hitlerian tactic idea? I'm curious.”

UptheStairs on Jan 24, 2012 at 20:45:13

“Well, perhaps the Hitlerian thing was a bit over the top, but essentially what I meant is that leaders who drive their followers into hysteria often do very well. Bush used the fear tactic, and it worked well for him, but he wasn't intelligent enough to inspire an audience with brilliant, though misguided, speeches inclined to incite devotion and following, like Hitler. I wasn't suggesting that Newt was a Hitler wanna be.”
Mammoth Could Be Brought Back To Life In 4 Years

Mammoth Could Be Brought Back To Life In 4 Years

Commented Jan 18, 2011 at 15:05:35 in Green

“5000 years ago...

they went extinct because the ice melted.”

jimboy71 on Jan 18, 2011 at 15:22:17

“No. Do some research. Climate change, and predation. By humans.”
WikiLeaks: Bradley Manning To Receive $15,000 For Defense

WikiLeaks: Bradley Manning To Receive $15,000 For Defense

Commented Jan 13, 2011 at 15:34:39 in World

“he got caught because he accessed the files on army computers, not because of how he sent them to Wikileaks.”
South Korea Reportedly Buries 1.4 Million Pigs Alive To Combat Foot And Mouth Disease

South Korea Reportedly Buries 1.4 Million Pigs Alive To Combat Foot And Mouth Disease

Commented Jan 12, 2011 at 22:21:54 in World

“singel....FRICKen...inocent creatures!!!!!!!!!!...btw....vegitarian....rong...NO IM....

you most definitely are a retard.”
Verizon iPad: CFO Slip Confirms Built-In Compatibility

Verizon iPad: CFO Slip Confirms Built-In Compatibility

Commented Jan 12, 2011 at 22:06:50 in Technology

“the hotspot will *almost* definitely cost extra.”
Julian Assange: WikiLeaks Has 'Insurance Files' On Rupert Murdoch, News Corp.

Julian Assange: WikiLeaks Has 'Insurance Files' On Rupert Murdoch, News Corp.

Commented Jan 12, 2011 at 15:31:52 in Media

“he's not extorting anyone.

if you were in his position with the might of the U.S. government after you, you'd like to have a few insurance mechanisms to stop you from just disappearing into some government sponsored 'black hole.'”
Sarah Palin Aide Rebecca Mansour: Our Crosshairs Map Had Nothing To Do With Violence Or Guns

Sarah Palin Aide Rebecca Mansour: Our Crosshairs Map Had Nothing To Do With Violence Or Guns

Commented Jan 9, 2011 at 12:57:18 in Politics

“if the gunman admits to following sarah palin or getting the idea from her, then theres a possible civil suit.

until then, not gunna happen.”
8pen Android Typing App Reinvents The Keyboard (VIDEO)

8pen Android Typing App Reinvents The Keyboard (VIDEO)

Commented Jan 5, 2011 at 22:50:48 in Technology

“the QWERTY keyboard was an invention. it was not exactly natural and probably seemed bizarre to those who first used it.

when it comes to small screens, typing like this might some become more common.”

KevinMS on Jan 6, 2011 at 03:29:46

“The Dvorak keyboard used a more logical key arrangement, but unfortunately, it never managed to catch on.”

TricksR4Kids on Jan 6, 2011 at 00:29:30

“Qwerty just works.”

studmoose on Jan 5, 2011 at 22:58:19

“The QWERTY keyboard was laid out that way because in the old manual typewriter days, people were overtyping the speed of the machine and the keys would get stuck. Anyone older than 40 probably knows what I'm talking about... especially those really old ones from your grandparents. They actually had a more efficient layout but had to change it to what we have now to slow people down.”
8pen Android Typing App Reinvents The Keyboard (VIDEO)

8pen Android Typing App Reinvents The Keyboard (VIDEO)

Commented Jan 5, 2011 at 22:49:49 in Technology

“i'm positive you're confusing microsoft with apple.

apple tends to repackage inventions that have been around for several years and sell it as a brand new and "revolutionary" innovation.

but im not complaining....i've still got an iphone”

EndTheGOP on Jan 6, 2011 at 13:38:42

“OK, so mp3 players existed before Apple designed the most popular and friendliest models. Mobile phones existed before Apple came along and created the most popular and friendliest models. Touch screen computers existed before Apple came along and created the most popular and friendliest model. On the other hand, Microsoft has always bought their way into "innovation", or they have followed other industry leaders' product introductions. For a company that makes the strong claims of being about innovation, that claim rings hollow, and that is the nature of my prior post.”
Apple DELETES Thread On 'Consumer Reports' iPhone 4 Review

Apple DELETES Thread On 'Consumer Reports' iPhone 4 Review

Commented Jul 14, 2010 at 01:49:17 in Technology

“Flash on Android works but it runs down battery and isn't 100% stabile.

As much as I would love Flash on my iPhone, I understand the reasons of not putting it out there like that.

More and more websites are now starting the slow switch, but it needs to be sped up.”

DoesNotComputer on Jul 14, 2010 at 02:36:06

“You realize you can disable Flash on Android, right? And even if you don't, the Droid runs like a dream.”

HonestJohnnis on Jul 14, 2010 at 02:08:34

“I really don't know where people got the idea that flash takes a ton of battery but it's ridiculously blown out of proportion. Engadget shows the nexus one playing a 17 minute flash video as only using 6% of the cpu processing power and having no effect whatsoever on battery life.”
Reid Bringing Wall Street Reform To Senate Floor

Reid Bringing Wall Street Reform To Senate Floor

Commented Jul 13, 2010 at 13:42:02 in Politics

“Democrats are whores to the banks, but the Republicans are easier to control.

Wall Street will support a Republican over a Democrat any day.”
Best And Worst World Cup 2010 Moments (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Best And Worst World Cup 2010 Moments (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Commented Jul 12, 2010 at 14:20:42 in Sports

“it was invented by the U.S. military.”
Mandela Family: FIFA Put Him Under 'Extreme Pressure' To Attend World Cup Final

Mandela Family: FIFA Put Him Under 'Extreme Pressure' To Attend World Cup Final

Commented Jul 11, 2010 at 13:01:52 in Sports

“Well is the Dalai Lama in mourning?

Oh, he's also 16 years younger.”
Mandela Family: FIFA Put Him Under 'Extreme Pressure' To Attend World Cup Final

Mandela Family: FIFA Put Him Under 'Extreme Pressure' To Attend World Cup Final

Commented Jul 11, 2010 at 12:58:39 in Sports

“He loved his granddaughter.

He loves his country, he isn't required to show up for a picture.”

tibetanterrier on Jul 11, 2010 at 18:47:43

“he wasn't required to speak his mind when he was in prison.. get with it creep”
Mandela Family: FIFA Put Him Under 'Extreme Pressure' To Attend World Cup Final

Mandela Family: FIFA Put Him Under 'Extreme Pressure' To Attend World Cup Final

Commented Jul 11, 2010 at 12:55:26 in Sports

“Jesus is fake.”

iLoveOldNY on Jul 11, 2010 at 13:13:35

“You just made my point.”
Mandela Family: FIFA Put Him Under 'Extreme Pressure' To Attend World Cup Final

Mandela Family: FIFA Put Him Under 'Extreme Pressure' To Attend World Cup Final

Commented Jul 11, 2010 at 12:53:40 in Sports

“He is the former leader of South Africa, he has the right to do what he wants.

Especially at the age of 91 and the fact that he is MOURNING.”
Mandela Family: FIFA Put Him Under 'Extreme Pressure' To Attend World Cup Final

Mandela Family: FIFA Put Him Under 'Extreme Pressure' To Attend World Cup Final

Commented Jul 11, 2010 at 12:52:44 in Sports

“You're a pure genius. You can run the world with your knowledge. In fact, you're better than Mandela himself.

Just kidding.

Why should the people of Africa care about a tournament that let their last representative, Ghana, be snubbed out by cheaters.

Now stop asking for him to be drawn out of mourning to have his picture taken.”

iLoveOldNY on Jul 11, 2010 at 13:06:56

“Sure and continue the tired African theme of lost opportunities.

Why step up in a once in a millenia opportunity to symbolically unite the entire continent in solidarity to a union of countries united in sport and cheer instead of apartheid and war?”
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