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Here Are The 15 Democratic Senators Bucking The White House And Threatening War With Iran

Here Are The 15 Democratic Senators Bucking The White House And Threatening War With Iran

Commented Dec 23, 2013 at 15:55:17 in Politics

“I have no problem with them as long as their kids are the first to go when war breaks out.”
If You Haven't Heard Of DMT Yet, You Might Soon

If You Haven't Heard Of DMT Yet, You Might Soon

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 13:55:08 in Politics

“The Carlos Castenada talked about similar symptoms in his books from back in the 60's. He was using Jimson weed and vomiting was part of the experience. I've read that Nutmeg can do similar things.”

Sp17F1R3 on Dec 9, 2013 at 14:10:12

“Do not try to get high from nutmeg. Unpleasant symptoms can last for days and it can be quite toxic depnding on method of ingestion.”
The Toxic Smog Cloud Hanging Over Shanghai Looks Just As Bad As It Sounds

The Toxic Smog Cloud Hanging Over Shanghai Looks Just As Bad As It Sounds

Commented Dec 7, 2013 at 11:47:36 in World

“Was this man made or just a natural occurrence?”
Why The Jobs Report Is Worse Than You Think, In 2 Charts

Why The Jobs Report Is Worse Than You Think, In 2 Charts

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 16:04:28 in Business

jnel713 on Dec 6, 2013 at 16:49:42

“By think progress? You seriously tthink anyone will take their article for truth?”

Victor Bobier on Dec 6, 2013 at 16:33:46

“Most of those losses are in State Government jobs in Republican held states, that cut jobs rather than raise taxes by a modest amount as was done in California, President Obama had nothing to do with that.”

weaver4 on Dec 6, 2013 at 16:06:37

“Look at the date! I said this year.”

weaver4 on Dec 6, 2013 at 16:05:38

“Look at that date! I said this year.”
Nasty Surprise May Await People Who Thought They Enrolled In Obamacare

Nasty Surprise May Await People Who Thought They Enrolled In Obamacare

Commented Dec 5, 2013 at 17:23:57 in Business

“Where does this author get his information? "may await" "could be" "could lead to". Just making guesses is a waste of time. Do some research and then come back.”
The U.S. Health Care System Is Terrible, In 1 Enraging Chart

The U.S. Health Care System Is Terrible, In 1 Enraging Chart

Commented Nov 22, 2013 at 17:18:10 in Business

“Yet people live longer all those countries. What alters the above results is that in our country people with no insurance don't go to the doctor until it's too late.
I see people all the time who can't afford to even pay the copays and deductibles.”
The U.S. Health Care System Is Terrible, In 1 Enraging Chart

The U.S. Health Care System Is Terrible, In 1 Enraging Chart

Commented Nov 22, 2013 at 17:06:55 in Business

“Of the 25 countries ahead of us in life expectancy, not one was "third world".”

kent4620 on Nov 22, 2013 at 17:17:04

“40 countries...including Cuba, etc.”

kent4620 on Nov 22, 2013 at 17:16:22

“there ARE FORTY according to the un...... and several are third world,....including Cuba”
U.S. Crushes Ivory Stockpile: 5.4 Tons Crushed As Obama Seeks To End Illegal Trade

U.S. Crushes Ivory Stockpile: 5.4 Tons Crushed As Obama Seeks To End Illegal Trade

Commented Nov 16, 2013 at 10:44:39 in Green

“It seems that destroying the ivory just runs up the price.”
Chocolate-Eating Teens Have Less Total, Abdominal Fat: Study

Chocolate-Eating Teens Have Less Total, Abdominal Fat: Study

Commented Nov 12, 2013 at 17:25:08 in Healthy Living

“Good. I'm gonna go nuts tomorrow.”
Americans Still Can't Decide Whether Edward Snowden Is A 'Traitor' Or A 'Hero,' Poll Finds

Americans Still Can't Decide Whether Edward Snowden Is A 'Traitor' Or A 'Hero,' Poll Finds

Commented Oct 30, 2013 at 09:47:09 in Politics

“Hero, especially now that he offered to fix the ACA rollout.”
Dick Cheney: Obama Lost Some Opportunities With His Handling Of Osama Bin Laden Raid

Dick Cheney: Obama Lost Some Opportunities With His Handling Of Osama Bin Laden Raid

Commented Oct 26, 2013 at 23:43:34 in Politics

“Cheney should wear a white feather.”
OECD Skills Test: U.S. Adults Lag In Practical Workplace Skills

OECD Skills Test: U.S. Adults Lag In Practical Workplace Skills

Commented Oct 8, 2013 at 08:57:11 in Politics

“Just do what we were doing back in the 60's. I got a great state education at very little cost.”

vicla1942 on Oct 8, 2013 at 13:05:43

“So Did I.Costs are prohibitive today”
OECD Skills Test: U.S. Adults Lag In Practical Workplace Skills

OECD Skills Test: U.S. Adults Lag In Practical Workplace Skills

Commented Oct 8, 2013 at 08:48:20 in Politics

“Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Neil Bush is making boatloads selling "no child left behind" testing material.
In Finland the teachers do their own testing. Students start school at age seven. The Scandinavian countries have the highest levels. School ,including university education is free.

http://bertmaes.wordpress.com/2010/02/24/why-is-education-in-finland-that-good-10-reform-principles-behind-the-success/

pdsimdars on Oct 8, 2013 at 09:00:43

“That's what smart countries do. .. must be a left leaning country, right?”
Obamacare Exchanges To Launch Tuesday Despite Obstacles, Glitches, Top Health Official Says

Obamacare Exchanges To Launch Tuesday Despite Obstacles, Glitches, Top Health Official Says

Commented Sep 30, 2013 at 23:11:02 in Politics

“I bet those with limited income start showing up at the polls. They won't want the "Republican Plan".
Tommy McDonald started single payer in Canada in just one province. Before long all the provinces wanted it.
As disappointed as i get with Barack ,he did get his toe in the door on this one.”

CanuckistanCommie on Sep 30, 2013 at 23:59:47

“Actually, it was Tommy Douglas who happened to be Kiefer Sutherland's grandfather.”

doc444 on Sep 30, 2013 at 23:43:49

“Don't be to disappointed we are not blowing up Syria we are now talking to Iran. And I just read this story.
Q- To which President would you compare Obama’s economic performance?

BBBB- By all measures, President Obama has outperformed every modern President.
The easiest comparison would be to President Reagan, whose economic performance was superb.

Reagan had the enormous benefit of two major factors:
1.a significantly better economy than Obama inherited, even if afflicted by inflation
2.and his two terms coincided with the highest performing demographic years of the Baby Boomer generation.

Read the whole thing at Forbes hardly a left wing publication.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/adamhartung/2013/05/16/economically-could-obama-be-americas-best-president/

Procrastamom on Sep 30, 2013 at 23:16:54

“I totally agree with you, but just wanted to correct you in that it was Tommy Douglas who started the single payer system in Canada.”

3dtrix on Sep 30, 2013 at 23:15:39

“Tommy McDonald is a national hero in Canada on par with Washington and Lincoln here.

Guess that's because the Canadians are so disappointed with their health care...”
Obamacare Exchanges To Launch Tuesday Despite Obstacles, Glitches, Top Health Official Says

Obamacare Exchanges To Launch Tuesday Despite Obstacles, Glitches, Top Health Official Says

Commented Sep 30, 2013 at 22:56:34 in Politics

“You mean like getting on a scale?”

RReno on Sep 30, 2013 at 22:59:01

“I don't mind getting on a scale for my doctor, but my employer?”
Organized Opposition To Larry Summers Forms, Ramping Up For Confirmation Battle

Organized Opposition To Larry Summers Forms, Ramping Up For Confirmation Battle

Commented Aug 28, 2013 at 16:29:48 in Politics

“Pretty soon Obama is going to be as popular as going to war in Syria (9%).”

UCBAlum on Aug 28, 2013 at 16:55:56

“Public opinion seems to be a contrary indicator where the rightness of war is concerned.”
'Breaking Bad' Season 5: Anna Gunn Talks Skyler White And Being A Hated Woman On TV

'Breaking Bad' Season 5: Anna Gunn Talks Skyler White And Being A Hated Woman On TV

Commented Aug 24, 2013 at 17:14:00 in TV

“What are you doing with my pic? I was here first. Actually, I wanted to change my name to Thaddeus but I guess that's against house rules.”
'Breaking Bad' Season 5: Anna Gunn Talks Skyler White And Being A Hated Woman On TV

'Breaking Bad' Season 5: Anna Gunn Talks Skyler White And Being A Hated Woman On TV

Commented Aug 24, 2013 at 17:09:08 in TV

“Wow. I thought it was just me. Her Breaking Bad sister is pretty annoying too. She shouldn't take it to heart. The ladies are just doing their jobs.”
Food Stamps Avoided By Millions Of Eligible Americans

Food Stamps Avoided By Millions Of Eligible Americans

Commented Aug 14, 2013 at 17:58:45 in Politics

“What? Even Wall Street has no trouble asking for handouts.”

tense641 on Aug 14, 2013 at 18:17:03

“Now isn't THAT the damned truth of the matter!”
Is There MRSA In Your Milk?

Is There MRSA In Your Milk?

Commented Aug 14, 2013 at 17:44:07 in Healthy Living

“Regulating against MRSA....Why that's socialism.”

ttsgw on Aug 17, 2013 at 16:30:50

“No, it's worse than that, it's atheism.”
Stop And Frisk Violated Rights Of New Yorkers, Judge Rules

Stop And Frisk Violated Rights Of New Yorkers, Judge Rules

Commented Aug 12, 2013 at 14:30:34 in New York

“Bloomberg spent 100 million of his own money to buy the mayorship of New York City. He is a Republican.”
Stop And Frisk Violated Rights Of New Yorkers, Judge Rules

Stop And Frisk Violated Rights Of New Yorkers, Judge Rules

Commented Aug 12, 2013 at 14:26:17 in New York

“I disagree with this ruling. Anyone wearing a suit and carrying a briefcase should be frisked.”
Dana Rohrabacher 'Would Defund White Trash'

Dana Rohrabacher 'Would Defund White Trash'

Commented Aug 10, 2013 at 13:33:38 in Politics

“Two-thirds of white males without a college degree vote Republican. What is Rohrabacker thinking?”

alto2 on Aug 10, 2013 at 14:49:24

“That de-funding education in general is a wonderful idea!”
Prehistoric Shark With 'Devil' Horns Identified From Fossilized Tooth Found In Arizona

Prehistoric Shark With 'Devil' Horns Identified From Fossilized Tooth Found In Arizona

Commented Aug 9, 2013 at 00:29:32 in Science

“70% of Republicans in south know this is junk science.”
Obamacare Tests Months Behind Schedule With Deadline Looming

Obamacare Tests Months Behind Schedule With Deadline Looming

Commented Aug 6, 2013 at 23:20:36 in Business

“Look at every other industrialized country in the world. No one spends on health care the way we do.”

4uDoc on Aug 6, 2013 at 23:27:29

“So does American medicine just suck then? Overseas rich people come to the USA for the first class medical care available only here.”
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