“If the big wigs allow Wal-Mart in, the smaller businesses can kiss their incomes bye-bye!
We have seen it in many communities across the country. Wal-Mart is the Communist China's govt outlet store. The only thing the U.S. produces is garbage that is sent overseas to make more stuff.”
“Since when does your employer have the power to tell you who to vote for? It is not in our U.S. Constitution, nor should it be in any law book. That is what Democracy is all about; to be able to voice your choice behind the curtain at the ballot box. It is every Americans' right to vote his/her conscience! MSNBC is wrong in its attitude and action. Now let me not buy the products on MSNBC; how would they like that vote??”
justplainfedup on Nov 8, 2010 at 21:53:40
“Oh, yawn. MSNBC had no rule regarding voting. How Keith voted is not in question here. Do try to read for comprehension.
Limits on political expression are entirely common. You have no clue of what you write.
The rules at NPR are typical:
1. NPR journalists may not run for office, endorse candidates or otherwise engage in politics. Since contributions to candidates are part of the public record, NPR journalists may not contribute to political campaigns, as doing so would call into question a journalist's impartiality.
2. NPR journalists may not participate in marches and rallies involving causes or issues that NPR covers, nor should they sign petitions or otherwise lend their name to such causes, or contribute money to them.
Try to grasp this: if a potential employer tells you that, as a condition of employment, that you will do or not do a certain thing, and you agree to that condition and take the job, then you have willfully signed away your rights.
Now, it is incumbent upon the employer to have a legitimate interest in restricting you. Read closely the citation of the NPR rules above, and get back to me.”
“Meg might have won if she had helped her maid get her papers straightened out, and then helped her get some kind of job if she did not want the maid around. But she tried to save her political chances by kicking the Maid to the curb. Who knows? Maybe Meg listened to bad political advice from some strategist. When I think of the many scholarships she could have given out to students of all ages across the political spectrum. What a waste! Same thing with Carly; if she had helped the employees or laid off fewer numbers folks at HP, or at least tried to help them get other jobs, a whole lot of people would have at least seen Carly in a better light; but to lay off tens of thousands and then taken off with millions of bucks..
Why would I hire the person who kicked me out of my job? Duh!”
You know maybe some women who get abortions cry and some don't; but the people who never cry are the men who get them pregnant. Most of the fellows I have ever met (I am a fellow, aged 67) have given the reply, "If she gets pregnant, that's her problem." It is a very unjust attitude, but this is the way 95% of men think. I never had that attitude, but it turned out that I never had children anyway.
What is Really needed is a kind of pill, or liquid that will render a mans' sperm harmless;
"a love potion" that shoots blanks!" Good for the girl, good for the boy, good for society!
When is science going to get busy?”
LeftRight on Nov 1, 2010 at 08:16:14
“I agree with much of what you say because I've seen that attitude among many men who failed at their basic responsibilities as men.
Where I disagree with you is your assertion that 95% of men share that view. Not only do I not share it, but the VAST majority of men I've met don't have that view! There are some, of course, but it's a minority of what I've seen.”
Aquest on Oct 31, 2010 at 17:17:55
“"but the people who never cry are the men who get them pregnant."
You know what is so funny? America demands that its leaders be perfect human beings without flaws of any kind, yet what do many of us do? We watch Television soaps which are little melodramas of people sleeping around with other people's spouses. I guess it is the national sport.
Who cares which president or senator fools around with so and so? All I want to know is what is the plan to get Americans working again? What is the plan to get us out of a war economy and into a peace economy? What is the plan to clean up the air, soil, and water?
What is the plan to insure that your son or daughter goes to college without having to lose the whole family's income & savings? Stuff like that. What is the Plan? Democrats, Repubs, Tea Party, Greens? What is the Plan?”
keramos on Sep 6, 2010 at 02:40:50
“The plan seems to be the total annihilation of the middle class. Maybe we're already "coppertops" in a Matrix type alternative reality.”
“Hi! We need fresh blood in the capitols. & we need to get rid of those pork projects such as bridges that go nowhere. We need to stop supporting dictators who don't support their people.
We need to really fund the schools so kids can really excell in new frontiers. Our high schools have been gutted. No industrial, no music, no arts, no physical education. We are only turning out kids who can push computer keyboards, and later triggers in some horrible far-off land.
enigma2 on Sep 6, 2010 at 02:17:41
“Nicely done!! The unfortunate thing is.. you are posting with like minded people. The points you brought up would be better directed to those folks, who champion the dismantlement of educational institutes and the extra-curricular activities they offer,”
I recently wrote to the Tea Party asking them what they are about; I left my name, email address
told them I was for peace and for us not to get embroiled in foreign politics (What George Washington had warned us about..) and am still waiting for an answer from the Tea Party.
BlueBuffalo on Sep 4, 2010 at 23:26:10
“They'll get back to you after Beck or Limbaugh or etc. gets back to them.”
Aug 19, 2010 at 03:50:04
“I read a book many years ago about a Tibetan Monk, and in one of the temples' dorways was a carving: "A thousand monks, a thousand religions."
And you know, that is correct. Everyone sees the Infinite, God, "The Force" The Thing Itself" in a different way. because everyone's brain is different! It's like looking at the sky; no 2 people are going to see the blueness of the sky exactly the same shade or hue. Here is an example: think about how the Italian masters painted pictures of what they thought Jesus looked like. Jesus probably more resembled Anwar Saadat; or even
Osama B :-)
JC never looked like a Teutonic Viking!
“It does appear that the Judge gave her an easy way out and very hard time for the Hispanic man; but who knows how long is hs record? Maybe he has a very long history in selling drugs.
Sometimes I think we ought to decriminalize the stuff. It will take the thrill out of breaking the law.
Any time there is some kind of no-no or law passed, somebody has just got to break the rules! Look at the ancient story of Adam and Eve and the Garden. Dad said no, and the kiddies just had to go behind His back and smoke behind the bushes. Remove the temptation, and the kick is gone! Bobeck is a wonderful skater. I hope she does not ruin the rest of her life!
And the young fellow can still reform if He wants to!
“Condolences to his family. Is there going to be an autopsy to determine how a yoing man of 29 could have died from heart failure? Did he have a history of heart problems in his family?
You know these wrestlers on Television resemble giants in comparison to the wrestlers I saw on the tube 50 years ago. These modern guys are taking chemicals to make themselves so large; but it looks as if there is a price to pay for all of this bulk. And outlandish behavior in the ring is so un-sportsman like with smashing each other with chairs etc. It robs the sport of its humanity and grace.”
“To those who protest the building of the Mosque I suggest we remember why the original English colonists came to America's shores; it was not necessarily for land or goods, but for the right to pray and attend religious services without being arrested and placed in prison. In short, they were looking for religious freedom. How can we forbid a group who wants to build a church in any location in our country? What Americans can do is allow the mosque to be built in New York City and then watch what is being preached and taught. If the doctrines are so hateful and anti-American, anti-human anti-women, then Muslims of good conscience may remove the hate mongers in favor of good and kind people of conscience. Not all Muslims are monsters and not all Christians really follow Jesus.
HypocrisyAlarm on Aug 17, 2010 at 09:29:47
“"How can we forbid a group who wants to build a church in any location in our country?"
A bit off-topic:
Since adult businesses may not build within a certain distance of a church, then the government should not allow new churches within the same distance of an adult business!!
“What we need is the real truth as to Exactly what is the U.S. after in Afghanistan. Why are we sending thousands of our men and women to fight for..what?? If you notice anytime there is a new sbroadcast on Afghanistan, we are only shown a country that is dusty and the male population carries guns, the women live in dirt-poor poverty and are treated worse than dogs; but our government is not explaining exactly the purpose of our presence there. I have read in an old encyclopedia that Afghanistan has great mineral wealth in the mountains, but the Taliban will not allow foreign exploitation.
Can any of you give a different or improved explaination?
blueskybigstar on Aug 15, 2010 at 04:42:18
“It is late, so I will not go looking after the links, but it is oil because they need the pipeline to go through that country, Karzai was a UNOCAL employee, the minerals, but also the drugs. It is not a coincidence that they are producing more drugs than ever before in their long history and the fact that the same Iran Contra drug smuggling people are running things there.”
I have question. When did the "N" word actually begin? Did it begin when white people began kidnapping black people to work in the plantations and other places throughout the world?
And I suppose the white slave traders used the word to demean the kidnapped people into thinking that they were not worthy of being called human beings; white people used the word to convince themselves that the African peoples were unworthy of being treated with respect.
Every human being regardless of color or national origin deserves respect and kindness. Every human being is a product, an individual creation from the Mind of the Creator.
Friends, before you explode in some kind of hate thought, say a little prayer to the Ultimate:
"Give me patience and understanding Before I make a fool of myself, or Before I hurt someone else!"
Through the ages, prophets and seers and wisemen/women have come into contact with the Infinite; it is an Explosion of Light! It sparkles and is effervescent! In trying to express to their neighbors what they saw/experienced they said, "it was a Being of Light". This is how I think the concept of holiness and white got together.
“No, if it had been a common robbery, it might have been a kidnapping and then these idiots would have been able to get big bucks. No, this is a form of ethnic cleansing an effort to eliminate Westerners and Afghans who work for the foreigners. No westerners should leave Afghanistan and allow it to develop all by itself. the only ones who can change their society are the people themselves. the ladies in that society have to be angrier than afraid. When the women are strong enough to defy the men even at the point of a gun, then they themselves will drop the burkas and demand change. They are the only ones who can do it.
“It is very difficult to fight back if you have no weapons and in the case of women, no moral or legal standing-period. It looks as if in the eyes of the Taliban that women are not even considered human beings; if they were, the Taliban men would not treat women so badly.
Perhaps the problem lies in the common perception of the 3 major religions; Judiasm, Christianity,and Islam. How do followers refer to God? Most of us refer to God in the male gender; He & Him. Why do we do that? God is both Mother and Father. Yin-Yang.
Since God is all-Powerful, and if it is just Male, then what does IT need a Female energy for?
Look at the animal kingdom! Show me a male bear, or wolf that can produce a cub with no mama! :-)”
“Yes, it is very sad. It looks as if the Afghans enjoy living in the 11th century. They are not going to allow people from the West to help them. Westerners are suspected to be Crusaders in disguise.
Remember guys; 1000 years ago, European Crusaders went to Jerusalem to "rescue" the city from the Jews and Moslems. The plan was to seize the territory because it was the spot between Europe and the Far East. The Crusaders were using religion as an excuse to hide their true purpose.
This is how the Afghanistani people view it. These guys are 11th Century people with modern weapons. So let's just get out of there, and leave them for another 1000 years.”
MrsFonebone on Aug 12, 2010 at 08:33:27
“Actually, the Kings of Europe and especially France had a huge class of very wealthy and noble-born fighters with their own soldiers who needed something to do so they would not think of taking up local politics. Solution? Send them to reclaim the holy land from the infidels in exchange for a guaranteed entry into heaven.”
Is the mosque going to have 2 sections; one for the Sunnis and one for the Shias? This way, both "parties" get its side and New Yorkers will not have to worry about anything going boom!
(It was a thought). :-)
I do realize that Christians had their disagreements religious wars over which group was more correct, but thank goodness they finally grew up and allowed Americans to believe (or not) according to the individual heart and conscience. So when can we expect the same kind of spiritual growth from Islamists? It was just a thought...
Janis Alanis Zingaro on Jul 23, 2010 at 03:31:05
“If you actually study history you will see the development of Xianity is b/t 2 thousand or so years behind the development of Judaism. As they are all three Abrahamic religions they share a common impetus; ie the ruckus over Abraham's first born (Ishmail->>said to be the paternal link to Islam, but born of his servant) and his first son with his wife. *This created tension between the "law of the land" and what "Gd wanted". Ishmail was exiled and wondered the dessert with his family far more than 40 d & n all while J & C began to erupt in clashes. It was about 600 years after the Cs and the Js culminated in crucifixions, all the way to Inquisitions that Islam began to take root after the Bedouin nomads brought it to the burgeoning metropolises. Now 2K years later, Js and Cs are working together to put Ms in their place. It is the same argument having been had for 2-3 millennium. It is a family dispute. My estimation is give them 200 years and they will not only appreciate their common ancestry but will join together to bully someone else. Read the history folks. It is all in the Bible and Q'ran.
My guess and my money are on that they pick on Buddhists, the 'godless creatures' who make them look bad without any visits from 'angels' nor a righteous nor vengeful ruling entity.
But what do I know?”
“Shucks, why are we so eager to condemn? I guess it is a very human trait. We ought to remember what Sgt. Joe Friday, used to say on the Television show, "Dragnet" "Just the facts, mam."
You know a situation or story can have many facets; just like a diamond. We have to stop and really look at the whole thing. Folks just jumped the gun, that's all.
So Mrs. Sherrod ought to keep her job and let's go on from there.
Devilslakewoman on Jul 23, 2010 at 03:40:44
“Because Beitback attacked HER, personally. It can't just "do on from there."
FoxNews is culpable as well.
Mrs. Sherrod has strong cases against them, and will win - for all who have been so brutally treated by "media sources."
The real racists are still un-challenged...why should she go back to Dept of Ag? And, as some have posited, in a position of Racism Police when no charges have been plied before?
She has many options, and appears to be a person of patience, realism, and infinitely personal experience in these matters.
Say, YOU aren't an older Black Woman, are you, Zelyony?”
“Georgie Bush and company did create jobs; soldier jobs to go kill Iraqi and Afghani people! Bombs, and bullets and depleted uranium shells coming out of tanks that melt the enemy soldiers and radiate the sands to poison the very dirt there. Our troops are returning with the crazies and in years to come are going to be reporting horrible cancers from the depleted uranium that is seeping right into the soldiers' DNA. We went a looking on a wild goose chase. Just think of the number of coffins we are going to need. See the funeral industry gets jobs.
The clothing industry, guns, bullets, army equipment, Meals Ready to Eat! Jobs! The medical industry is going to be up its ears with radiation patients. See?”
“My friend, sometimes I think that the SUPER RICH don't even have a country; at a moment's notice they can live anywhere. They are not really bound by national boundaries like the rest of us.
Actually, if you really stop to think about it, huge corporations trade internationally all of the time, and the concept of the Nation-state, is just that--a concept. Individual nations don't even exist anymore, but the rich try to make us keep believing it.
At the flick of a button money goes west to east and north to south.
The adrenaline kick for the super wealthy is to see how many individuals (millions) are moved, or pushed or wiped out in one way or another.”
Lisa Kerr on Jul 19, 2010 at 03:50:29
“yes. you have it right. these ultra-rich are a genuinely malicious menace - they cannot be happy, no matter how much plunder their greed amasses, unless they are also visiting torture upon those lower than them. they are anti-American in every possible sense.”
“I'll tell you what the "Great Communicator" did. Remember when he broke the Air Traffic Controller's union? They were not asking for more money but just for some relief from the tremendous pressure that there jobs entailed! How would you like a job where you are handling thousands of lives in the air everyday with little or no relief? they wanted the government to either hire a few more workers or to simply give them more relief time.
One thing that Reagan did that really pissed me off was he removed all county government workers off of the Social Security savings program. I am 67 now and and receive a little over $200. a month. We county workers had to put our money in a type of 401 K (deferred comp) and on September 11th 01, my savings that I had begun in 1983 dropped by thousands over night. So the next time somebody starts complaining about retired govt workers making lots of dough don't you believe it. I have yet to like a Republican; except my 2 friends from church.”
“How does one distinguish a Tea Party Person from a Republican or a Democrat? Is it for example, a "for whites only" with no Latinos, Hispanics, Asians, African-Americans, no Native Americans" allowed organization? Are agnostics allowed? I really don't know what the Tea Party stands for.”
ranchero42 on Jul 16, 2010 at 21:37:32
“News flash: it's pretty obvious that neither do they.
I get around a lot. There can't possibly be that many folks out there too ugly to hug; eh?”
“Hello friends! A few years ago, I heard on the Los Angeles listener-sponsored radio station (KPFK) that in the 1990's the U.S. Agriculture Department had dumped tons and tons of corn onto the Mexican Market and therby creating a financial collapse of the Mexican agricultural economy. Does anyone know if this is true? If it is ,then we can understand why so many undocumented immigrants came to the U.S.-they were just looking for a job to feed their families. So maybe we did cause this influx through damaging someone elses' economy.
Still, I am for going after businesses that hire the illegal immigrants. It is not fair to just go after the undocumented aliens; and by the way, not all of them are just from Latin America; they come from all over the world. I live in Southern Calif and there are working undocumented aliens everywhere; I can stand on a corner and have seen a homeless American citizen begging on the streets and on the same street see an undocumented worker who can't speak a word of English driving a truck!
It makes me mad!”
Puller58 on Jul 16, 2010 at 05:47:00
“Mexico needs to clean up its act so its citizens can stay home and prosper there.”
“You are so right!
There are countless ex-cons who cannot find a job or do not qualify or any kind of job and some cannot live in section 8 housing and are still expected to pay back for their housing.
some inmates live in prisons that are so horrible that the food that they are forced to buy at the families' expense sits rotting while the guards take their time distributing.
Jack has landed on his feet!”
dualactionblend on Jun 23, 2010 at 21:45:19
“He has indeed landed on his feet. No sympathy here.”