“Considering he was sitting at the point of impact in an accident that nearly ripped the car in half, I think the likelihood of him being conscious when the car went up in flames is somewhere in the neighborhood of one in a zillion.”
mikehawk5161 on Dec 4, 2013 at 16:04:11
“actually these sports cars rip apart like paper mache. The fact the coroner rules his death by fire means they have evidence to suggest a struggle to escape.”
speckitis on Dec 4, 2013 at 16:02:02
“Today I learned that "thermal injuries" is the preferred term and yes, he most likely was (I hope) unconscious while suffering it.”
“I love it when Republicans point out that Lincoln was a Republican...anyone worth their salt knows that the GOP and Democrats have changed positions 180 degrees over the last hundred and fifty years, and that Lincoln would not recognize today's Republican Party as his own. Nor would Stephen Douglas recognize today's Democrats as his party.In fact, in Lincoln's day, today's GOP would better be represented by John Wilkes Booth.”
Pchanstitch on Nov 15, 2013 at 15:49:46
“So, FDR with all his social programs was a Republican?”
The top 20% possess 85% of total net worth. The top 20 percent also own 90 percent of the stocks in the U.S. The income of the top 20 percent rose 69 percent between 1979 and 2005 - and that was already on top of a much higher starting point - while the bottom 80 percent's income rose less than 20 percent.
And in reality, the median income of employed males has actually gone DOWN since the 1970s when inflation is factored in. That's one major reason why so many women have had to enter the workforce - to try to keep their families in the middle class.
The United States, once the model of middle-class economic success and power, is now so far down the list of income inequality that we're as close to Namibia - the bottom of the list - as we are to Finland at the top. And that one statistic is an ominous one, because the fact is that as the middle class declines, so does democracy. When the rich have all the money, they also have all the power - and that stark fact is both unavoidable and undeniable in the United States today. We now have a ruling class - an aristocracy, a plutocracy, and there's just no getting around it. The rich declared class war on everyone else when Reagan came to power, and they've been winning that war ever since.”
Hansy Peguero on Nov 8, 2013 at 21:07:18
“I've been saying it for a while, we are devolving to a feudal system. That's the end game of capitalism.”
shutzy56 on Nov 8, 2013 at 17:09:34
“SO TRUE! Fanned & Faved!”
shaking of head on Nov 8, 2013 at 16:57:47
“Like you say, the facts don't go away. Raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour and watch this economy tank.”
Spins VMFA321 on Nov 8, 2013 at 16:55:43
“Hmm... you used math and facts... bit dangerous in this day and age. Faved”
“It's only a matter of time. It's called evolution.
The gatekeepers of information no longer have control and the propaganda of "Reefer Madness" falls flat on a people no longer chained to a one-way flow of knowledge.
We control the flow of information now. The revolution of the internet is as powerful as the revolution of the printed book and literate masses. It used to be the church controlled all information flow because the masses were illiterate. Once the printed word started to make its way into books that could throughout society, and once the masses started to become literate, the churches hold on what people thought eroded.
The current internet revolution is having as dramatic effect on the world as that earlier revolution. The people are no longer beholden to the MSM to tell them what to think. And now the masses are starting to wake up out of their propaganda slumber to see the world is not as they've been told.
Exciting times actually.”
jimgray27 on Nov 6, 2013 at 07:52:29
“Agreed and not everyone thinks of living in 'Interesting times" as a curse either.”
“I'd like to share a revelation that I've had during my time here. It came to me when I tried to classify your species and I realized that you're not actually mammals. Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment but you humans do not. You move to an area and you multiply and multiply until every natural resource is consumed and the only way you can survive is to spread to another area. There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. Do you know what it is? A virus. Human beings are a disease, a cancer of this planet. You're a plague and we are the cure.
Rabindra Permesar on Nov 5, 2013 at 00:14:31
“I was gonna say rip off, then I saw the sig.. I agree!”