“I find it interesting and ironic that the satirical figurehead representing the right-wing, in everything that he does is one big joke. Also that the real talking heads behind the right-wing are also, quite obviously, one... big... joke.”
“Because if you'd ever been an addict you would understand that sometimes even choosing to be sober for 24 hours is a miracle because 99% of the time you would just get high again. On top of that I know you were never an addict because anyone who's ever gone through addiction would never try to trivialize another addicts struggle or recovery simply because it doesn't fight their narrow definition of what real recovery is.
Get over yourself. You don't dictate what is an isn't a miracle.”
Mickey Bitsko on Aug 25, 2013 at 13:00:22
“You don't have a clue of who I am, so try awfully hard, which may be difficult for you, to understand that a battle of addiction is not a public show, Tyson's making excuses and not making amends.
Try again, to overcome your selfishness and move along. I do not have to share my anonymity with the likes of those who don't value the gift.
Since you are so curious about others battles than your own, then eat this lad, 11,700 days or 1700 weeks or 285,600 hours or 17,136,000 minutes...........you get the picture. Step off your soap box and go save someone and realize that some get the clue the first time and then there are those who use the excuse and then use the excuse again and again. Take others miracles lightly.”
“What would even give you that concept of a thought?
My anonymity is just that and not for your edification, why not try to grow some and you'll easily understand what miracles........the difference between abstinence, chemically free and true miraculous serenity.”
wakawaka09 on Aug 25, 2013 at 08:21:56
“I at at a meeting many years ago. I am approached afterwards by a fellow I used to see at the local watering hole. He asks me how long since I had my last drink.
I reply with pride that it has been 47 days.
He tells me that there is no way that I'm an alcoholic. In his mind, no one with a drinking problem could go that long without having a drink.
So Iron Mike, hats' off to ya for six days.”
“Can't find a job? Sorely lacking in intellect? Can't pass a drug test or simply want to work and have the freedom to get loaded every day?
The United States government wants YOU. Seeking applicants for local, state, and federal positions. High School diploma or GED preferred, but not required. See fine print for further details.
[Must be willing to sacrifice every last shred of dignity you have left and sell your soul to the highest bidder. We aren't looking for hero's, we're looking for scapegoats. If you don't want to pass laws condemning the average person to slavery and create countless profit for but not limited to: The prison industrial complex, the military industrial complex, big pharmaceutical, big oil and gas, big banks and wall street or any other industry ramming the U.S. up the tailpipe, please do NOT apply. Thank you for your interest in joining the branches of the United States government!]”
“See I knew it was completely pointless in sourcing anything because you already have your mind made up. And for the record, you didn't "debunk" anything. You simply said Oh that's not true because the people running the show tell you otherwise. How about you think for yourself and open your eyes. It doesn't hurt I promise, but it might be a little hard to disregard what you've been lead to believe in the face of reality. Terrorism is an imaginary threat. Oil is the biggest industry on the planet. You do the math.”
thmsnsh on Aug 17, 2013 at 13:52:52
“Tim, google that article and look at the top of the page, it says "OPINION". Opinions are not sources. I absolutely think for myself. I spend 6 to 9 hours per day researching all the goofy reports spewed by ALL the news networks. I have to pay $$$ to get actual honest non-bias information. I use 17 or 18 sites in addition to the government sites, like the CBO site, and public records sites from each county, city, and state. There is NO documented evidence proving your allegations of the Iraqi War being all about oil. I've already spent months researching that, and all I've found was opinionated babble from many articles like you sent me that proved to be nothing more than theories with NO hard evidence that supports them. I also don't follow or have any loyalties to either the republican or the democrat parties. My loyalties are to the oath I took, over 40 years ago, to protect the Constitution and the People of the United States against all enemies, whether they be foreign or domestic. I will honor that oath to my last breath. My eyes have been open much longer than yours, and have seen much more than you have. ”
“Apparently you aren't aware of the hundreds of pipelines and extraction points we've set up in the middle-east since going into Iraq. It's common knowledge and I don't feel like I should be sourcing something that you should already be aware of but here is a report on CNNs website stating such. Do a little research and I'm sure you'll find hundreds more like it. Again, you were mislead. You were never protecting anyone but the rich and their interests. "Terrorism" was just a scapegoat. http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/19/opinion/iraq-war-oil-juhasz ”
thmsnsh on Aug 16, 2013 at 23:26:37
“"Apparently" YOU didn't notice the top of that article that said "OPINION". Just like those many other articles you reference, those are opinions and not facts! The same as the birther articles and the truther articles. If those "reports" had any accuracy to them, it would be all over the news and charges would have been filed. Look, you got to do better than that, things like this are just too easy to debunk. ”
“I think your understanding of modern warfare is slightly lagging. A country no longer wages war to protect its territory or it's people, or fight for freedom and liberty. War is waged to make those invested in the military industrial complex money and to gain natural resources for those that command its sale and distribution.
That being said in no way am I saying that the men and women who enlist are wrong or corrupt, they are true hero's, albeit slightly misguided. The people they serve however, are severely corrupt.”
thmsnsh on Aug 15, 2013 at 14:21:34
“That's your opinion, which I respect, but I disagree. Our troops serve the People and the Constitution, just like I did. They are governed by Military leadership, which follows orders from the President. What "natural resources" have been "gained", and by who? I don't know where you get your information from, and would probably change sources. If you have some factual information to back up your claims, please share it with the rest of us.”
Fay Butler on Aug 15, 2013 at 05:44:54
“Now Tim. You know better than that.”
Brian Case on Aug 15, 2013 at 05:14:18
“Spoken from someone whom I would guess has never served..”
“This to me is one of three things:
1. The architect was on a serious nitrous oxide binge during the drafting period.
2. The construction workers weren't aware you actually have to be off the clock before drinking.
3. The lumber was harvested from an area with a healthy population of psilocybin mushrooms.
Any way you look at it, it's pretty clear. Drugs are not to be messed with. Unless you want to create something amazing.”
“Honestly it doesn't matter who you vote for anymore. George Carlin once said, and I'm just paraphrasing here, that you don't need a giant conspiracy to see that the people at the top are all incognito. They know what works for them and makes them money. They don't have to gather together and plot the next big war, political candidate, or economic meltdown. The two party system is dead. Most people, myself included, simply choose to vote for the lesser of two evils, which in my opinion is the Democrats, but even then I know I'm just voting for corporatism in a different form. Sooner or later people are going to realize that to really change things we have to abolish the two party system and start electing people based on merit and not political affiliation.”
STR8M8 on Aug 12, 2013 at 11:17:24
“I was a Carlin fan, too (may he R.I.P.). There is much substance in what you say. HOWEVER, even granted that there are levels of harm, from abetting to downright meanness and evil, Republicans win the latter battle, hands down!”
“The only reason I included them is because I've heard so many people in the past, myself included, say that if there could legally smoke cannabis they would probably quit, or at least make a serious attempt to quit, smoking tobacco. Not only that but there was a study recently that took a group of tobacco smokers and gave them cannabis to see if it would have any affect on how often they smoked tobacco. I think it was something like 50% of the people who took part in the study smoked less than they normally would have when smoking cannabis. Now it could either be one of two things. One they were too preoccupied with smoking cannabis to smoke tobacco or two there's something in cannabis that directly curbs the craving for nicotine. The people doing the study hypothesized that it was the latter but I don't think it was anything more than a hypothesis. If I find the study i'll link it but I don't remember how long ago I read about it or where I even read it.”
EveryoneKnowsItsButters on Aug 12, 2013 at 19:25:43
“Those profiting from Cannabis prohibition: The prison industrial complex, big pharmaceutical companies, drug cartels, illegal dealers, big tobacco, and all of the policy makers that get kickback from every single one of them for keeping it illegal.
Those that WOULD profit from regulation: Us.
It's us vs. them people. We can win but as you can see it's going to take a lot more than just posting our discontent on HuffPo. Get out to rallies, e-mail your policy makers, threaten to change your vote should they lean the opposite way on this, but first and foremost, believe that with perseverance we can change it.”
EveryoneKnowsItsButters on Aug 12, 2013 at 01:46:33
“I'm not entirely sure big tobacco is profiting much from cannabis prohibition only because I don't see a direct correlation as to how it could hurt big tobacco. If anything, I could see big tobacco getting on board with legalizing it, growing it themselves, and selling packs of joints for a very large profit.”
“No, but our country has certainly been jailing people for non-violent drug offenses for 50+ years and no one, up to this point, has done anything about it. I'm not attacking Obama or Holder, i'm attacking our prison industrial complex and prohibitionist mentality.”
STR8M8 on Aug 12, 2013 at 02:05:58
“Then vote Republicans out of office--or get ready for more abuses.”
“He's got a lot of balls to admit that his dismissal of cannabis as a medicine was wrong and to openly state that on national television. Now if our policy makers could just sack up and take a page from his playbook maybe the conversation wouldn't be about if we legalize medical or recreational use, but how.”
“Wasn't really trying to pin it to a specific event or anything, just making the point that it's gone on for far too long and changing now only reinforces the notion that public policy is severely lagging. I do agree though, better late than never.”
“Okay so they've admitted their strategy of hostile takeover of other countries through democracy doesn't work. Hey who cares as long as it's kosher with the guy in charge to do a little spooning with the puppet masters eh Saudi Arabia?
So forcing democrazy doesn't work. When will they admit everything else they believe doesn't work? Sequestration, cutting entitlements, de-regulation, low corporate/1% taxes and high middle/lower class taxes. None of them have ever seemed to work in the past. Wait what's the definition of insanity?”