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Obama: Bradley Manning Treatment Appropriate

Obama: Bradley Manning Treatment Appropriate

Commented Mar 11, 2011 at 19:19:19 in Politics

“so killing and torturing someone who hasn't been convicted of any crime is appropriate? (if he doesn't die directly from his torture his health will atleast be destroyed for the rest of his life)

obama is an extremely evil guy”
Bad News: New Book Probes Role of Press in Financial Crisis

Bad News: New Book Probes Role of Press in Financial Crisis

Commented Feb 5, 2011 at 08:22:58 in Business

“small businesses and poor people pay taxes. large corporations and rich people do not.”
200 Dead Cows Mystery Solved In Wisconsin: Toxic Moldy Potatoes To Blame

200 Dead Cows Mystery Solved In Wisconsin: Toxic Moldy Potatoes To Blame

Commented Jan 30, 2011 at 08:59:59 in Green

“i call bs their deaths were caused by corexit just like all the other mass animal die offs and the mass human illness. sore throat and headache without any underlying virus as the cause anyone? i can't believe i'm the only one who has figured this out. that the mass animal deaths and mysterious human illness(sore throat headache or worse) is caused by the corexit. and i live in minnesota so i can attest it was very bad in this region during the time these cows died i had a headache, sore throat, bloody nose, pain in the veins behind my eyes and my vision turning orange by the end of the time these things were in the air and after a few weeks of these symptoms it got cold in minnesota air moved in from canada and all my symptoms mysteriously disappeared. btw corexit causes internal bleeding and all the birds died from internal bleeding. what is bp planning? i think the next big thing is going to b chemical detoxification start investing now. or perhaps start investing in water that's what the company that makes corexit is doing. everything has a reason even if the government wants u to think that things just happen for no reason.”

alahnar on Jan 30, 2011 at 11:22:15

“Honey, I live in Minnesota too, and let me tell you, it gets really bad EVERY YEAR this time of year. Doctors, more often than not, can't find a specific bacteria or virus that's making you sick - they just know that there is one. It's no conspiracy, it's just good old fashioned getting sick in the winter.

BTW: I got my first ear infection this year, and I was sick as a dog for almost two weeks. Yes, around the time the cows died. But since I'm not sitting around thinking of all the ways "gubmint" is trying to keep us down, I used my powers of reasoning: I'm also working in a child center for the first time ever, under some stress, and eating more dairy than usual. Me getting sick had NOTHING to do with BP, although that would be a nice story indeed.”

jonolennon on Jan 30, 2011 at 09:37:41

“Slab; Corexit 9500 was the dispersant used to clean up the gulf oil spill?”

ThatsTheTheWayItIs on Jan 30, 2011 at 09:36:38

“All those cows die from it, but no humans? You really think humans are more robust? They are not.

Do you think they died from inhaling it? Impossible, it would diffuse, the levels would never be high enough. As to ingesting, mammals are used to ingesting toxins, there are all sorts of them in the food supply. Humans can eat all sorts of things they can't handle breathing, we did not need to evolve to process toxins in the air. Only a substance toxic at extremely low doses can kill if ingested, and corexit is not such a substance. If it was folks in MN would be dead, not just coughing and wheezing. And note that comes from breathing it, eating it at same dosages would probably do nothing to you.

I'm sure corexit is lousy stuff, but no offense I trust the scientists. And as one I resent the implications that "the government" controls their findings. People go into science for truth, not the money, it's not that good.”
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Direct Democracy and Its Dangers

Commented Jan 7, 2011 at 20:05:36 in Politics

“we should have direct democracy. evil people distract the people with unimportant things or worse like blowing up buildings and killing their own citizens to go into war but atleast in direct democracy the people would have a voice and to prevent them from being distracted by stupid things like whether or not people should be able to hit their children every citizen should be forced to vote and first off every person will cast a vote of what they want to be voted on they can write in anything they want and then they will all be counted up and the things that get the most votes they will then hold a vote on those things whether they want them or not and if a majority votes yes it will be adopted if not it won't be that way the majority of citizens choose what is voted on. the only reason they didn't do this in 1776 is because it wasn't possible but now it is and i think we need it no matter the consequences we don't have a democracy anymore our elected officials control nothing. the american experiment has failed, our government has failed us and we need a new one like it says in the declaration of independence we have a right to abolish our government if it becomes destructive of our rights to life liberty and the pursuit of happiness and form a new one as we see best to protect these rights.”

jedwightn on Jan 10, 2011 at 13:14:40

“This post exemplifies the dangers of direct democracy.”
Missile Over California: Pentagon, NASA Experts Say Mystery Plume Was Plane

Missile Over California: Pentagon, NASA Experts Say Mystery Plume Was Plane

Commented Nov 11, 2010 at 20:42:06 in Los Angeles

“it was either a secret rocket launching into space or a missile”
White House Calls Brian Williams To Complain: NYP

White House Calls Brian Williams To Complain: NYP

Commented Nov 4, 2010 at 23:06:58 in Media

“obama was angry that it didn't scare the people enough so he called brian williams to remind him of his job hype this up and scare the american people. hmmm i wonder why obama would want the american people to be scared...”

marilyn 63 on Nov 5, 2010 at 03:31:35

“humm i wonder why you not telling the truth could it be your a tea- Republican trouble starter???”

Teamster Man on Nov 5, 2010 at 03:15:52

“The CIA, who has a tap on your phone and follows you everywhere you go, told the FBI who in turn told the Secret Service, who promptly told Obama that you missed your buddy GWB, so he felt sad for you and this whole thing was just to cheer you up a bit.”

Trina Roach on Nov 5, 2010 at 01:48:15

“Weapons of mass destruction, anyone?”

okim5150 on Nov 4, 2010 at 23:53:01

“If people want to be scared, there's Fox News Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, there are plenty of folks that will tell them to be scared.”
Mitch McConnell Challenges Obama With Bold Speech

Mitch McConnell Challenges Obama With Bold Speech

Commented Nov 4, 2010 at 20:21:44 in Politics

“democratic strategy: allow republicans to regain power, wait until the american people hate the republicans so much that they forget how much they hate the democrats and then they will vote the democrats back into power. perfect strategy to control your peons in a democratic society.”
Gen. Hugh Shelton: Bush Officials Pushed For Iraq War 'Almost To The Point Of Insubordination' (VIDEO)

Gen. Hugh Shelton: Bush Officials Pushed For Iraq War 'Almost To The Point Of Insubordination' (VIDEO)

Commented Oct 24, 2010 at 18:03:19 in Politics

“why are we nation building in iraq and afghanistan and not america? its a front a cover story to hide what they are really doing. the corporations wanted the oil so we used the united states army to go in there and get it for them. its not the first time this has happened there's a little place called east timor where the united states is responsible for genocide because there is oil offshore and the american corporations wanted it. the world became a better place when the united states was formed and now we're going in the opposite direction and corporations control everything. will the human race survive global warming?”
DNC Makes Major Ad Buy Accusing Chamber Of Potentially 'Stealing' Election

DNC Makes Major Ad Buy Accusing Chamber Of Potentially 'Stealing' Election

Commented Oct 10, 2010 at 20:21:03 in Politics

“if you follow their logic then every election is stolen by corporations(which they are) but democrats don't seem to mind that. both democrats and republicans are controlled by corporations they work for the corporations so they like them stealing every election we have a government of the corporations by the corporations and for the corporations so we will do anything for money including being responsible for genocides and warming the planet until the point where all the land is deserts and most of the land is underwater and most of the worlds population will die and democrats and republicans are both pushing for more corporate control over our country. we need to stop this evil and get the human race moving in a good direction.”

cjohnathan on Oct 10, 2010 at 20:46:27

“we need to outlaw corporate campaign donations, period...”
Europe Terror Alert Has Link To 9/11 Militant

Europe Terror Alert Has Link To 9/11 Militant

Commented Oct 9, 2010 at 17:57:21 in World

“does this mean the europe terror alerts are actually an attempt to suppress their citizens who are protesting? that's what i thought ever since i first heard of them”

DCmykl on Oct 9, 2010 at 18:37:55

“I know you probably won't believe this, but take it from someone who has spent a great deal of time in at least a few of western Europe's countries, people are quite free to express themselves and despite what you may have heard, the "heel of Socialism" really isn't grinding down on everyone's neck.”

CDRUSNret on Oct 9, 2010 at 18:20:23

“Sometimes a banana is just a banana.....not everything is a govt conspiracy.”
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Randy Moss and Brett Favre? It Almost Happened (Twice)

Commented Oct 6, 2010 at 18:43:31 in Sports

“they signed him like i said!”
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Linda McMahon: 'We Ought To Review' The Minimum Wage

Commented Sep 30, 2010 at 17:55:40 in Politics

“if they are paid more they can afford higher prices so it doesn't matter. everything will cost more but everyone will be richer so it doesn't matter.”

StuffMoreStuff on Sep 30, 2010 at 18:10:50

“Not quite. only people at min. wage will have their wage increased by such leg. that is of course the very definition of the min wage. Also, inflation is sometimes called the 'hidden tax' on savers. You say no big deal, but on the other hand, the money you been trying hard to sock away....well it's worth less when prices go up. So sure if prices moved in tandem with inflation (and they usually don't), then you'd be in the more-or-less the same economic disposition, but you savings would be worth less. I'd say that is net negative.”
Corporations Have Unlimited Lobbying Power, Lobbyist Says (VIDEO)

Corporations Have Unlimited Lobbying Power, Lobbyist Says (VIDEO)

Commented Sep 30, 2010 at 12:41:29 in Business

“a country controlled by corporations is evil just like fdr said a government by organized money is just as evil as government by organized mob and that's not how democracy works you can't have a democracy where all the wealth is accumulated by a few people and why isn't america looked at as evil as the nazis after the genocides america is responsible for?”
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Chemical & Oil Giants Built Plants in Poor Neighborhoods; In Sacrifice Zones, the Poor Fight Back

Commented Sep 28, 2010 at 20:28:27 in Books

“but considering we do have a governing and ruling class i agree they should have a working conscience and morals but i do think neither of those 2 classes should exist. isn't that why they created america so all men could be born equal?”

HelloFunnyWorld on Sep 28, 2010 at 23:01:42

“Right again.....
On all counts.

And the only remedy, the only way, to avoid the kind of problems and conflicts that the Planet is running into in this the 21st Century when things ought to have been so much better - is to make sure that those who make choices & decisions for the Rest of Humanity, have a real working conscience - OR - they not be permitted to make choices & decisions for any body. Any where.

Period.

Yes....??
:)”
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Chemical & Oil Giants Built Plants in Poor Neighborhoods; In Sacrifice Zones, the Poor Fight Back

Commented Sep 28, 2010 at 20:23:25 in Books

“we don't need a governing or a ruling class we should all be equal”

HelloFunnyWorld on Sep 28, 2010 at 22:36:18

“Hi there Slab of concrete~

Re: "..... we should all be equal" - We are but just not in the thinking & the practice of certain folk who seem to run the Planet right now....”
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Randy Moss and Brett Favre? It Almost Happened (Twice)

Commented Sep 28, 2010 at 19:11:09 in Sports

“the vikings should sign him again! why did they trade him in the first place?”

jdmn17 on Sep 28, 2010 at 22:25:20

“He played when he wanted to, didn't do downfield blocking, wouldn't run a pattern if he wasn't the primary, couldn't play off the bump and run, if you smacked him enough early in the game he disappeared, had a generally lousy attitude, had several on and off the field behavioral issues including trying to run over a traffic control cop....... anything else? He was great for a couple of years but he wore out his welcome around here. We wouldn't want him now because BF is playing his last year and next year Randy would go back to being the Randy we didn't want if TJ or JW are tossing him the ball. No thanks.”
Obama Invokes 'State Secrets' Claim To Dismiss Lawsuit Against Targeting Of U.S. Citizen

Obama Invokes 'State Secrets' Claim To Dismiss Lawsuit Against Targeting Of U.S. Citizen

Commented Sep 26, 2010 at 00:28:07 in Politics

“sounds like he's an agent of the cia. surprisingly they can't seem to catch him.”
Obama Invokes 'State Secrets' Claim To Dismiss Lawsuit Against Targeting Of U.S. Citizen

Obama Invokes 'State Secrets' Claim To Dismiss Lawsuit Against Targeting Of U.S. Citizen

Commented Sep 25, 2010 at 23:52:25 in Politics

“so what ur saying is if a terrorist does it we must do it too?”
Ahmadinejad U.N. Speech (VIDEO): U.S. Walks Out Over 9/11 Conspiracy Theories

Ahmadinejad U.N. Speech (VIDEO): U.S. Walks Out Over 9/11 Conspiracy Theories

Commented Sep 24, 2010 at 18:24:38 in World

“iran needs a nuclear weapon to check the united states and stop the united states from controlling and dominating the world”

spindok on Sep 24, 2010 at 20:14:29

“I like this post for it's bold optimism and honest laying out of the lines without excuse.

This should be on the front page tomorrow.

America should wake up and choose sides. You want Iran to have such a weapon or not? Who will you vote for now knowing the agenda? It is best for you to have Iran trump your card to avoid the excess of your own government. Alternative is to be in opposition and assert hat we will not be dictated to by the likes of Amendinijad.

I know where I stand. Iran needs a nuclear weapon to check my own government? Go ahead and try but gloves need to come off here. Key in computer worm Iran nuclear.

spinner”
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Right-Wing Voter Suppression Effort Caught Using Doctored Photo (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Commented Sep 6, 2010 at 21:55:12 in Politics

“they're so indoctrinated they don't care about the truth”
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The Real Lesson of Labor Day

Commented Sep 6, 2010 at 00:23:48 in Politics

“that is complete bs. what's important is that we don't work as many hours as the chinese or is it more important that people in america should be able to work a number of hours to enable them to enjoy a happy life? what kind of crap is that. this is exactly why we don't need the rich they would make lives for the rest of us miserable if they had their choice. we should all be equal and our government should right laws to make everyone equal in every way.”
Peter McFarland Tased By Sheriff's Deputies In His Own Home (VIDEO)

Peter McFarland Tased By Sheriff's Deputies In His Own Home (VIDEO)

Commented Sep 1, 2010 at 00:24:51 in Los Angeles

“sadly true but the terrorists = neocons. the terrorists and the neocons are one in the same and this is what the neocons wanted not the mystical terrorists. the terrorists are created when we go to their countries and kill their families and destroy their entire way of lives. remember we created bin laden to fight the soviets in afghanistan and after they won rather than fix the situation in afghanistan we did nothing so the islamic religion ruled there. the group we created to fight the soviets ruled there. bin laden denied blowing up the towers, that was terrorism of the state.”
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Drunks vs. EVERYTHING: The Funniest Inebriated Fights With Inanimate Objects (VIDEOS)

Commented Aug 28, 2010 at 14:20:13 in Comedy

“i hope they didn't call the cops on the beer run guy and i hope he got away before the cops showed up”

erhymer on Aug 28, 2010 at 19:07:10

“Really? I was hoping they called 911 for an ambulance. He needed to be somewhere safe, not wandering the streets!”

BookKeepersSon on Aug 28, 2010 at 15:32:06

“Really? Do you at least hope he didn't kill anybody while he was getting away, or did you not think that far ahead?”
This Is the Hottest Year Ever, and the Climate Catastrophe Has Begun

This Is the Hottest Year Ever, and the Climate Catastrophe Has Begun

Commented Aug 27, 2010 at 19:04:36 in Green

“society will collapse and most of the worlds population will die i hope u enjoy it. u better start learning how to survive in the forest. the tipping point will b very soon and then there is no turning back.”

Solsister on Aug 27, 2010 at 20:24:00

“NOt only is the forest already booked, the forest is already gone. Have you seen the western slope of the Rockies? The trees are all dead - killed bypine beetles, whose population used to be held in check by cold winters. Their numbers are now exploding due to climate change. Russia's forests are burning due to historic droughts; the Rockies will also burn.

The good news is that renewable energy is becoming profitable, and we all know where there is a profit to be made, there will be innovations. We will switch to cleaner energy whether the climate deniers like it or not.”

Dnietz on Aug 27, 2010 at 19:51:09

“tipping point is already passed

disaster is coming

the only question is how much worse do we let it get and when do we start turning it around.”

Poster99 on Aug 27, 2010 at 19:37:21

“Yes, and Jesus will come back for final judgment too.”

tulsey on Aug 27, 2010 at 19:25:56

“Forest already booked. Hold in place, wait for further instruction.”
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