“How can the economy possibly get better when we have abandoned the means to produce what we need and want? We may have more jobs, as US labor costs get closer to the cheap cheap workers that international corporations want, but the economy will not be better. Our gnp may grow because waste and destruction increase what we call the gnp, but that's a thin measure of prosperity. What will it take to have a vital economy? Nothing that our politicians, voters, and financial masters of the universe seem to want.”
bigmaddy on Oct 22, 2013 at 11:38:17
“We should be taking a closer look at our trade agreements. The last 6 Presidents and congress seem bent on giving away the farm and the American people when along with it in the name of cheap stuff. We are now paying the true price and enabled China to control our economy. If America imports goods to China we pay 24.7% import tax, when China imports goods to America they pay a 1.6% import tax That needs to be fixed. It never seems to amaze me how Levi's moved all their factories south of the boarder and the only ones who benefited was Levi, Their jeans are made cheaper, the materal is thinner, their labor cost is cheaper, but the cost of a pair of Levi's is more expensive. We been dupted.”
SVPincalif on Oct 22, 2013 at 11:05:24
“You've touched on something I also wonder about. Where will these jobs come from and what kind of jobs will they be?
It's like the dilemma of the holidays this year. The economy needs a boost, but who in their right mind (except maybe those in the 1%) is going to risk spending a lot when the government might shut down again in January? Are retailers going to be hiring only to find no one buying?”
“PLANET KEPLER DAILY SUN:
Earth headline writer thinks 365 days is normal year in universe.
Huffington Post named as best galactic source for Awesomely Cute Amazing Shocking Surprising You'll-Never-Guess Scandalous information.”
“Spelling excepted, treadway has a point. Everybody knows we spy on each other. It's a problem when our allies are forced to acknowledge that we're peeping at their privates. Sorry, friends, once we put Snowden in the hole it never happened.”
“Not a bad point: NSA information can finger people who frequent gun sites, call gun dealers, subscribe to gun magazines, post guns for sale, belong to the NRA, refer to the second amendment. Slippery Slope be damned: this is the collapse of a Free Civilization as We Know It.”
“"Yahoo Officially Buys Tumblr" . . . So that's what the last couple of days' tease headlines were about. It takes HP that long to actually give up on the click-bait headlines and deliver information. Not that Yahoo Officially Buys Tumblr is headline-worthy information.”
“Why are we doing this? Because this commander in chief doesn't have the guts to do anything else. At the very most it is a political embarrassment to him, when inconvenient details like this come out. At the worst it is because he is genuinely enthusiastic about imprisoning, deporting, and torturing people.”
“"We're Uncomfortable Even Looking At This Photo." This from the same HP that relentlessly and coyly tries to drive up hits by suggesting that this or that nipple or leg might be Too Exposed!"
Touch your fingers three times if this comment makes it in.”
“The issue is, how stupid is the electorate, and the media? Score is kept on the amount of money raised: more = better candidate. Politicians are judged on how good a sales job they do. Campaign ads are treated as news. If there is money available to counter this, it would be best spent trying to convince people not to be taken for fools. But that would take ads.”
“For sure, Obama is no socialist.
No joke, he's more of a Stalinist.
No, he won't be in power for 40 years, but the presidency is remarkably monolithic, and they never give power back. I wouldn't be surprised if president Noam Chomsky expanded it.”
“Give them their $400,000 or $500,000 limit; it won't matter much. Make capital gains on securities taxable as income. Keep capital gains tax for people selling primary homes. Cut defense budget 10% immediately. Cut another 10% over next five years. Eliminate CIA black ops. Pull out of Afghanistan immediately. Eliminate federal prosecution of marijuana laws and save billions. Legalize marijuana and make more billions on taxes. Don't let another republican waste the surplus.”
cindync on Dec 31, 2012 at 17:21:07
“so why don't you run for office? your ideas may well appeal to the majority.”
“Goodness, another HP headline that actually gives some information! Keep your own score: (A) tease headlines; (B) downright misleading headlines; (C) real information headlines. Which ones really drive readers to click and see more ads?”
“It's not just young people. I voted for in '64, and in that and almost every election since the Democrats have fed us "we're not as bad as them." Obama actually promised meaningful specifics, and then immediately calculated that he could win again without progressives. He is more right wing, in some ways, than Goldwater and Nixon. I'm out of this one. Look forward to the commenters who still buy "we're not as bad as them."”
exchef100 on Jul 2, 2012 at 08:29:38
“So you're saying that you believe that today's Republicans and conservatives would not do harm to the country and the American way of living? They are more dangerous now than they have ever been.”
Shain Eighmey on Jul 2, 2012 at 08:26:02
“Oh he's definitely to the right of Nixon. I've actually seem some convincing arguments that he is the second coming of Reagan. Oddly enough, the Republicans did search high and low to find someone who he's definitely not as bad as, but don't let yourself be limited to just President Obama and Mr. Romney.”
eprisencc1 on Jul 2, 2012 at 08:16:26
“And then you get Romney . . . how is that helpful? Unless maybe that is what you wanted all along.”
humaneisfact on Jul 2, 2012 at 08:15:49
“you ignore the fact Obama tried to accomplish more than he could because of congress.We need the support of people who voted for Obama and know that he will keep up the fight . I will blame people who lost faith in Obama if Romney is elected.”
Duppy on Jul 2, 2012 at 08:12:05
“so you think Obama could get a lot of progressive legislation through ?
Look at healthcare ? He is being called a SOCIALIST by Republicans for enacting a CONSERVATIVE healthcare idea ?”
“So this is a paid-for "news" piece run by HuPo? Money surely is changing hands when you have to "participate," or go to pages heavy with ads. Do we have a way to tell what stories are totally cash-driven? Even in the venal world of media today, does this diminish Huff's trustworthiness a teeney bit?”
“Abolitionists educated runaway slaves and assited them in writing their own accounts of enslavement and escape. That does not make these works fraudulent. Andrew Jackson of Kentucky escaped my GGpa's clutches, and his narrative was penned by a friend, but includes his own work as well.
Just because some of these folks' work was rendered with assitance does not diminish their value and authenticity. Sure, an abolitionist might publish these stories to change the sentiments of our nation, but that does not make the stories frauds. There is a big diff between writing with an assist and writing a lie.
This letter is written in a simple style, while most white writers of the day employed a formal and stodgy style. I'd guess this letter is genuine. Check out "Narrative and Writings of Andrew Jackson of Kentucky" for an example of slave writing and a friend's interpretation of Jackson's narrative. I like Andrew's poetry.”
mrshep on Feb 2, 2012 at 11:51:18
“If you have any information, concerning the authenticity of this letter, I would appreciate, your sharing it with me. Thanks. Favorite & fanned”
Steamboater on Feb 2, 2012 at 11:46:48
“To say the letter is a phoney you'd have to say the newspaper that published it never existed.”
Stephen Stafford on Feb 2, 2012 at 11:42:44
“What is your question about the authenticity? Have you rebuked the article publishing the letter back in the 1800's?”