“Sure, at the the time it was illegal, though it is legal now ironically. Now does that constitute his death? No... It most certainly does not... The Drug War is an absurd political machine that needs to be stopped. More harm is created by making MJ illegal... You have your opinion, but facts still remain. Fix the problem, and legalize/market MJ like alcohol.”
“That is exactly what is happening. We already know lower vibrational frequencies are tied to disasters, stress, and all other negative emotions. We can meter this easily. The earth is simply releasing lower vibrational frequencies that are brought on by conflict and fear. It is a way of cleansing naturally. There is a lot of good science to back all this up. Think of our Earth as having an overall mood, and that mood is NOT anywhere near Joy and Bliss, it is based in much fear... So in turn we see chaos around the globe.”
“Resorting to insults without providing any real substance to your point only points out the lack of intellegence on your end. I hope you are not calling me a Repub, cuz I do not support the broken 2 party system that only pushes for special interest. Nice try, but you only made yourself look like a fool... You obviously care nothing of the real issues that are funneling our country into a dark abyss. Govt Corruption, 1000s of woman/children killed by US drones yet we point fingers and scream terrorism, NSA spying illegally, the list goes on. These are the issues the media should be focusing on, not one of 100s of innocent teens killed everyday by every ethnic group... If people put that much passion and concern into these other issues, we might actually get somewhere.... But no, we have ignor@nt people like you perpetuating the problem...”
jnratliff on Jul 18, 2013 at 11:32:28
“So tell me again just how stupid you are!”
jnratliff on Jul 18, 2013 at 11:31:44
“ok, this is funny, the "collapse of America"
Well that is happening because too many straws on the middle class backs, crush discretionary spending, which ripples throughout the economy.
The economic engine that was the middle class, the black market class, and even the poor, has been needing a valve job for quite some time.
The idea that the wealthy are "job creators" is a repeated lie as pernicious as conservatives are for America.
Money, circulating, at a normal and healthy inflated pressure, is what makes or what made capitalism work. Making the staples of existence food, clothing, shelter, fuel, and education prohibitively expensive means that all the, lol, "luxury" items unobtainable.
Collapse is on its way. And those with money could care less what happens to those without.”
jnratliff on Jul 18, 2013 at 11:30:50
“Republican Economic logic at work:
Medicare actual healthcare costs are half of what private insurance charges seniors for just the insurance. Repubs solution is to transfer seniors to private insurance, the more expensive system in place.
Defense is an extremely low economic multiplier, producing no self funding capital assets such as a plant(investment returns positive cash flow) or infrastructure, research or education.
Infrastructure and commercial MFG have a multiplier of almost 5, while defense is just 1.1.. before you consider the 300 billion per year that flows out of the country and stimulates others economies.. 900 foreign bases. Defense is not an investment, its an insurance policy.
If HUGE defense spending results in a great economy, then the Soviet Union is doing fine and given the recent tripling of defense spending our economy should be doing gang busters.... Its not.
The repub solution is to increase defense spending while cutting infrastructure. We spend 1/3 the normal rate on infrastructure, ours now rated 25th, but 15 times more on defense.
In otherwords, Repubs want to spend more on what provides the lowest economic returns.
Under Ike we spent 11% of GDP on infrastructure that we still benefit from, now just 2-3%.
And while most spending should increase as population increases, the same is not true for defense. It takes no more to defend 300 million people than it does 200 million people.
The Republican motto: afflict the afflicted; comfort the comfortable.”
jnratliff on Jul 18, 2013 at 11:30:26
Since 1980 America has dropped since we swung back to trickle down Robber Baron from a NEW DEAL Demand economy and to less Progressive taxes and the rise of religious fundamentalism such a success in the Islam world:
#1 in Wages to 15th
#1 In % with college degrees to 13th.
#1 Creditor nation to largest debtor nation( just under Reagan).
#1 in education to 25th
#1 in infrastructure to 25th( we spent 11% of GDP under Ike on infrastructure now ....2.5%, ...or 1/3 as much as the countries beating us.
#1 in healthcare , now 37th.twice the cost
#1 in MFG..now we have lost 80% of our private industry, 30 million job outsourced.300K factories closed, 60,000 under Bush.
#1 In High tech, under Bush we lost 50% of high tech and now import more high tech than we export.
Only developed nation w/o national healthcare for everyone, an yet we pay twice as much.
Most of what we export is raw materials, like a 3rd world country. Gasoline our number on export, while we import computers. The EU exports 50% more than us and its not raw materials or food...
We have not produced a commercial ship in more than 30 years.The cruise ships are made in the EU, where wages are more than double ours.
We are first in Murders/percent of population in prison. 91st in income distribution, 51st infant mortality, life expectancy.”
jnratliff on Jul 18, 2013 at 11:29:58
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“OWS is only one fraction that helps fight the disease that plagues this nation. You do not see anyone protesting like that for the NSA spying. Also, you claim that none of this is far bigger than the Zimmerman case? Those are your words, with your ummmm no, comment. You would rather support the media, because they are the ones bousting this case to distract the majority's attention. Who cares about "right wingers" when the entire 2 party system is broken. We need candidates that are NOT labled and belong to Special Interest. You perpetuate the problem if you do not speak out... The original poster brought this debate up by making an irrelevant comment on the Zimmerman case when the article stated nothing of the sort. You attack me, yet agree, then attack some more without any real substance to your point...”
“Really? Because I dont see 1000s protesting/rioting against Wall Street, or US drones, or the NSA illegally recording private data on every citizen... All I see on EVERY news outlit is the Trayvon case. If the majority put that much passion towards these other concerns, we might ACTUALLY get somewhere.... But no, the media likes to DIVIDE and CONTROL our population by putting their attention on things that do not affect the Government directly and keep them angry illusioned.... People like you need to WAKE UP...”
humaneisfact on Jul 17, 2013 at 13:20:22
“OWS..you probably criticized them though.And if you dont see protesters its because the media/news do not cover it,We are all online protesting it too.I dont need to wake up, silly,Im wel laware of the wrongs the US is culpable for...we can't stop the right wingers from voting for monsters though and we can't solve the problems Bush left behind over night.I bet you didnt vote for Kucinch when he tried to make a difference.”
“Really? I have a rational opinion, and you wish death upon me? Maybe it should have been you that Zimmerman flexed his Stand your Ground law on.... This is America, I have the right to voice my concern when more people tend to care about one isolated incident instead of putting focus for example on the Government Agency that records every call, text, and email you send without your knowledge illegally.”
jnratliff on Jul 17, 2013 at 14:55:59
“So have I and I say eat $#!T and die! Just like republicans wish for everyone else!”
“Um, do you lack basic knowledge of where you live? Corruption within our Government, Wall Streeters overthrowing our economy, 1,000s of innocent woman and children killed by US drones for no reason aside from I HAVE THE BIGGER HEAD.... I think that constitutes "bigger fish"”
humaneisfact on Jul 21, 2013 at 16:04:33
“i couldn't reply to your last comment so I'm replying to this one.I just wanted to say I feel you are picking a fight with the wrong person.I support the same causes you do and agree that so much more has to be done.We should be focusing on finding where we agree and build on that rather than add to the hostility in our country.I care about the Martin case as much as I do about drone deaths and corruption and media silence about the truth.”
humaneisfact on Jul 17, 2013 at 12:21:39
“we can care about more than one issue at a time,thanks.”
“Let it go..... As a citizen in this nation, we have bigger fish to fry. One teen killed and the media makes a circus of it, when there are dozens killed everyday from much harsher incidents and yet his was so special? Give me a break....”
travalar on Jul 17, 2013 at 11:16:02
“Some are noticed and some aren't. This event was noticed, and put a spot light on the NRA backed Gun laws. So yes, this does garner out attention. And will for a while, why we investigate the Civil Right's issue. Denying Life is mentioned in that dusty old document some value.”
“Correct, and we are still evolving, and will continue to. I recently read into the Source Field Investigations. It outlines a systematic cycle our solar system goes through that directly affects our evolution. The Mayan calender is actually depicting this cycle, and never meant that the world was going to end, as media portrayed. There is so much science that aids this cycle that not one person was able to debunk it. It all has to do with the Precession of the Equinox. On 12/21/12, we struck the noon hour on this cycle and according to every other time we hit this point in the Precession of the Equinox, we coincidently evolved to the next phase of "Ape to Man." We are taking in surges of energy that we have not felt in 26,520 years. Scientists can meter this energy, and we are taking in tenfold right now. Scientists have already proved that this energy and even thought can manipulate our DNA.. Also, keep in mind when we carbon copy date bones from Primitive man, there seems to be what most would call, "the missing link" between each phase which means there are quantum leaps in our evolution, not gradual transitions like Darwin theorized.This informaion is just now coming to light. I believe we will come to some major revelations in the near future.”
“Traitor? Really? He did a public service by informing the nation of the unconstitutional acts by the NSA... Not one person I know feels he did anything wrong... What would our founding fathers say about all this? Im sure their plan was NOT to have every citizen secretly recorded by the Government. You seriously need to stop watching Fox News...”
Artr on Jul 12, 2013 at 17:06:11
“One recent poll shows that more people disapprove of his actions than approve it.”
“You cant blame people for being skeptical when there were dozens of mythical tales, VERY MUCH like Jesus' tale that took place before the time of Jesus. You really must not realize that every religious story is based off the stars in the sky. Down to the 3 kings, virgin mary, and most other big characteristics that defines Christianity. Religion was a tool in the beginning to gain control of a population by instilling fear in the form of rules otherwise you fall into an abyss of hell fire. Please research The Zeitgeist, and so much will be explained. Its not bad to want to have faith and be spiritual, but the moral in every religion is to treat eachother as you would treat yourself. I believe we are all interconnected on a deeper level of conciousness, and that really, we are all God in a sense just living individual experiences for the benefit of all. I have meditated and have come to some big revelations, I truly recommend you to try this as well. Keep in mind, I was raised catholic, went to catholic school, and church. But you have to see that things just do not make sense, and later I came to find everything I have mentioned to you. Good luck on your Journey in life, as Love is the main religion, because we all are truly connected in some way, shape or form. I also suggest looking into TheLawOfAttraction. Or commonly known as The Secret.”
“Everything is about profit, that is the sad truth in a Capitolistic Society. It was not mandatory to take such classes, but because it boosts profit from students to take more classes, things were legally changed to make more core classes a requirement.”
Red Ohio on Jul 11, 2013 at 12:21:06
“Why wouldn't they, they know Uncle Sam is going to always over pay for what it buys.”
“Its like being stuck between a rock and a hard place. On one hand we do not have diffinitive proof, like public contact. But on the other, we have a government who would have their reasons to not disclose the information, mainly due to public reaction and military defense (Keep in mind many other countries have already disclosed their infomation, accepting that UFOs are a reality). To an extent I understand, but we are not new to the idea of UFOs anymore. It is an opinion yes, but a very reasonable opinion with facts aiding it. We have too many incidents that are not rationally explained, including radar images depicting UFOs clearly and testomonies by dozens of credible resources who have worked with some faction of the government. We have incidents of nuclear missles going off-line when a UFO has been spotted over classified launch bases (These UFOs actually hovered over the area for enough time to get detailed discriptions of them), and this has happened multiple times. We have high ranking officials who claim this has happened, and was seen by many other military personnel. Is this really not enough? I would consider looking into the disclosure hearing that recently took place. There is a lot of information packed into that hearing that would leave most people wondering what really is going on.”
“Most people feel that way, because it is not something you should just accept. I have not seen one either, but that does not mean they are not there. Theres enough proof to constitute that there are UFOs and enough credible testomonies to back them up by Military Officials, pilots, etc. Like I said before, the only question now is who/what controls these things.”
“Right, and I agree, which is why I tend to believe them, as long as there is enough proof to aid the case. And the case for UFOs is more than apparently real, the question becomes, who or what controls them?”