“When will a study be done to tell us the optimum population for the USA? Population is directly proportional to the depletion of resouces, global warming, war and other difficulties.
At the same time our capitalistic economy is dependant on an ever increasing population.What happens when we become as dense as China? Won't somebody do a study before we blindly become that dense?”
tonymoo on Jul 27, 2012 at 11:30:04
“I assume the optimal would be depend on a lot of different assumptions. For example, do we plan do cut off immigration? What kind of income distribution do we expect to have? What are we trying to optimize? What will be the social contract?”
FaceReality2 on Jul 27, 2012 at 11:24:46
“"At the same time our capitalistic economy is dependant on an ever increasing population."
That's why Republicans are opposed to birth control here and around the world.”
margiebe on Jul 27, 2012 at 11:21:28
“I do not think that will happen,as per this article.(at least that is how I interpret it.)”
dianajcoyne on Jul 27, 2012 at 11:19:27
“I'll bet the study has been done. Just search for it.”
“When you consider the fate of our wounded veterans from Iraq, think hard about the Neocons and GWBush-Cheney who sent them there with their lies and live in the lap of luxury partly off war profits. Cheney is the first retired VP to be given Secret Service Protection for life.”
WESmith on Jul 4, 2012 at 11:37:39
“We The People are getting the benefits from this war. Bush-Cheney did not have the power to send them there. We The People sent them there through our elected Representatives.
Notice Halliburton moved overseas once Cheney became VP? They had first hand knowledge that he was a politician. Who is trying to kill Cheney might be the appropriate question? Halliburton had already divested themselves of KBR when KBR was the only engineering company able and willing to serve our military. I would charge more than 50 cents for a coke if I had to fly it 8000 miles and hand deliver it while being shot at.
I don't particularly like Republicans, but I don't call them pejorative names and tell lies about them for my own benefit.”
mea25 on Jul 4, 2012 at 11:06:32
“And we are still paying for the wars that those dreadful men (Bush and Cheney) started, and we are still paying for Cheney's protection. And these noble men and women and their families will pay for the rest of their lives. Who will help and support them?”
SpringBranchConservative on Jul 4, 2012 at 11:03:52
“Are you that deep inside your partisanship to think that Cheney is the first Vice-President to get secret Service protection for life and that Bush and Cheney made profits from the Iraq war?
I just want to celebrate our independence while we still can. People like you are attempting to take our freedoms away.”
“GWBush had the worst attorney general in history ; however, Holder is running a close second.
Pres. Obama and Holder decide which laws they will abide by and protect their selected groups. Why do you suppose that there have been no convictions of the people that brought on the great recession? Corruption is becoming common place in Washington, I fear.”
Jon E Parmer on Jun 20, 2012 at 10:58:12
“and this is different than any other administration how? the only cure for americas problems is very simple. FIRE THEM ALL! DO NOT VOTE FOR ANY INCUMBENT! THE CONGRESS HAS LONG AGO FORGOTTEN THAT THEY SERVE AT THE PLEASURE OF THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES! WE NEED TERM LIMITS, AS LONG AS WE CONTINUE TO ELECT THE SAME LIARS, CHEATS, AND THEIVES WE WILL SUFFER AT THEIR HANDS!”
“How will our millions of unemployed US citizens react to this? Do they realize that aliens will be taking any new job opportunities. Pres. Obama must be counting on the unemployed to not understand what he is doing since he really needs their vote also.”
dhbarkley on Jun 17, 2012 at 00:08:57
“Oh, he knows what he's doing, a lot of people on unemployment are getting ready to drop off, so they wont be counted any longer. Now you give all these jobs to the work visa illegal immigrants, they take the jobs at low pay and what do you get? You make the unemployment numbers look real good. Its a win, win for him. The American people suffer but he stopped caring about that a long time ago.”
PickleBilly61 on Jun 16, 2012 at 12:23:20
“Yes he is and trying to buy their votes with unemployment and welfare, etc. It works too, for reps and dems alike. People are stupid and lazy.”
“Pres. Obama embraces McCain because John has assumed the position of Godfather of the Military Industrial Complex. Obama needs to get some financial support from the humongously wealthy MIC which is certain to give Romney huge contributions by the Citizens United route.
The MIC is overlooking the fact that Obama has given them far more than the nation could afford!”
brentbrentmccabe on Jun 3, 2012 at 13:21:17
“I'am a "MIC" beverlyg, it's a good thing I'am not offended by a racial slur, which is exactly what that is. What DOES offend me is the fact that you are allowed the use a racial slur against the Irish however, God help me if I use a racial slur against another race. Have fun with it, I have heard all the Irish jokes before and haven't cried about them yet.”
“Columnists say that Dimon's losses were from JPMorgans own funds. Where would they have gotten such large accumulations of dollars? They would come from the Federal Reserve at essentially zero interest. Being on the board assures that the money is forthcoming.”
mckdarren on May 25, 2012 at 12:32:33
“Please, Bev. Stick to the kiddie pool, 'cuz you're in way over your head here. The 2 to 3 billion JPMorgan lost represents less than 2% of its vast assets, only a tiny fraction of which derives from Bernanke/Obama cheap money policy.”
“Most Republicans accept the use of sexual organs as designed by the Creator and honor the accompanying family formations. When these time honored practices are not respected, you can expect some reaction.”
thinkable on May 25, 2012 at 11:52:54
“Republicans are so focused on the sex lives of other people. What's that about? Moreover, shall we stone adulterers to death, or employ capital punishment with people who wear "mixed fibers." These are actions called for in the Bible. But the Right focuses on this one thing disproportionately. Why is that, I really don't understand”
labgal on May 25, 2012 at 11:18:30
“Just so you know, that is a very strange statement.”
“The fact that he no longer believes that marriage is between one man and one women probably convinced a lot of those voters.”
RedRoux on May 23, 2012 at 10:55:03
“He didn't exactly grab them in 2008, so I doubt what he did two weeks ago really informed their decisions. Appalachia region was his worst area in 2008, so none of this is surprising.
“How often I heard it said, ‘Nobody likes change but a baby with a dirty diaper,’” William Turner, chairman of Appalachian Studies at Berea College, told West Virginia public radio in 2008 after Obama’s loss to Hillary Clinton in the primary. “So this kind of change is maybe just a little too much for people to absorb.””
Trisha11 on May 23, 2012 at 10:50:24
“THe fact that he is black convinced a lot more of those voters”
cgoodie on May 23, 2012 at 10:45:38
“Yep. You are talking about the South. The armpit of homophobes and racists. Born here, live here...have to look it in the face everyday.”
“Powell surely knows how destructive the Neocons can be. They put him outfront to tell all the lies that they insisted that he tell to justify the Iraq War. I don't underatand why he was so gullible or why the neocons are still permitted to propose more war.
As a lifetime republican I will not vote for Romney unless he completely renounces GWBush, Cheney and the Neocons.”
jazabelz on May 23, 2012 at 10:49:32
“Bev -- hopefully you won't vote for Romney also because of the Republican legislative attacks on women's right, non-support for women's equal pay and the Violence against Women's Act. Also, as a woman, who does and has made less than male peers for years, I will be dependent on Social Security and Medicare in order to not live in abject poverty. Romney has sayd he would implement Ryan's Budget which will at the least cut these to the bone, if not eliminate them. I hope that more women carefully consider what these ddraconian changes in our support systems will do to the majority of women in this country.”
Mark Guzak on May 23, 2012 at 10:34:08
“A step towards reasonableness, you give me a glimmer of hope.”
“All of the arguments for gay marriage are flawed, yet the Media embraces them and refuses to print opinions that state why they are flawed. If Pres. Obama says that he has evolved, it will show that he lacks respect for the truth.”
jeffrow63 on May 9, 2012 at 14:25:58
“What flaws? You certainly don't have the right to tell anyone who to love or marry. No one does. The constitution is not a religious document. It is high time all US citizens have the same rights.”
greengrl on May 9, 2012 at 14:10:28
“Exactly how is the argument for equal rights "flawed".
And please do not include religion or God in your answer as this is a legal question and doesn't require any imaginary friends.”
XtfrM2 on May 9, 2012 at 14:07:44
“"All of the arguments for gay marriage are flawed, yet the Media embraces them and refuses to print opinions that state why they are flawed."
Which arguments are flawed? And how?”
Kyler Phoenix on May 9, 2012 at 13:44:17
“what are the "flawed arguments"? i notice you didnt actually list any. just a bigoted, uninformed opinion.”
Bob Morrow on May 9, 2012 at 13:37:52
“State your 'truth' without once bringing up your personal religious views.”
MemeHermetic on May 9, 2012 at 13:36:42
“Please share these arguments.”
hp blogger Shan Wells on May 9, 2012 at 13:35:27
“Can you point out the flaws?”
Rock Biologist on May 9, 2012 at 13:35:09
“Right now, we have a situation where a historically oppressed minority is denied access to a civil legal contract because an inherent quality they possess. Cite the flaws, please.”
“The Media has been promoting homosexuality for a long timewithout saying how the definition of marriage should be changed. Ifit all about love, would HuffPost legislaye that any two loving US citizens should be allowed to marry as suggested in a picture of this news column?”
truth be told again on May 8, 2012 at 11:39:42
“You cannot "promote" human sexuality (or either persuasion). Either one is or one is not attracted to others of the same gender.
Such illogic does not help.”
EnnWhySea on May 8, 2012 at 11:32:43
“The definition of marriage doesn't need to be changed, actually that is what most of the bigoted new laws are doing- changing the definition to state 'one man one women' explicitly. The only thing that needs to be changed is the gender based wording to gender neutral. Everything else, age restrictions, sound mind, no more than 1 at a time, tax and inheritance rights etc would remain exactly the same.”
TommyObama on May 8, 2012 at 11:31:32
“So gay people can't marry foreigners, as straight people have always done? Why the citizenship requirement?”
“So Biden believes that any pair of loving persons should be allowed to marry! Each of the pair should be able to marry some other person -- even a child! -- if love is there. Surely a mother and loving daughter should have Biden's blessing.”
“As long as more legal and llegal immigrants are entering the country than jobs being created the jobless rate will not be lowered. This is the conundrum faced by Pres. Obama aqnd the Democrats who are so devoted to immigration of either kind. Can he be reelected with the rare above 8% nominally but above 18% actually?”
“We haven't trained the American people to behave as members of an empire. I observed the behavior of British military in North Africa and Italy during World War 11; They behaved impeccably on or off duty!.”
“By putting Palin on his ticket John McCain was attempting to make sure that if he died in trying to destroy the country his vice president would be capable of doing it. The VietNamese must have altered hjs brain while he was in captivity. He seeks to turn the USA into a totally militaristic state with never ending wars. He is the Godfather of the Military Industrial Complex.”
IrisMozenter on Mar 12, 2012 at 13:40:10
“Well, of course. His family is all about the military.”
McCain and Graham remind me of Don Quixote and his squire Pancho and their fight against a windmill except that McCain married his wealth which he parlays into his quest to be the godfather of the Military Industrial Complex with his toadies, Graham and Lieberman.”
smpj on Feb 20, 2012 at 10:50:48
“Interesting post filled with old Spanish literature and green energy producing machinery - but the only thing in it that clearly can be said to be true is the fact that financially, McCain married quite well.”
“Israel and the Military Industrial Complex each own more than 70% of our politicians. When working together they dictate policy. Even working alone each can control policy most of the time and they do it with money they garnered from the American people.Only if the MIC comes down strongly against the war can it be avoided. Gen. Dempsey is too restrained in his warning to have any real effect.
Never ending war is too enticing to the MIC, I fear, for them to stop the start of another war.”
“Pres. Obama should select Krugman as Secretary of Treasury! Imagine having the government on the side of the people rather than the Oligarchs.”
chiodo08 on Feb 17, 2012 at 14:43:09
“he doesn't have the ballz to give a liberal a seat at the adult table...too busy doing burger runs for people that call him "boy" to his face.....”
Brainoverbraun on Feb 17, 2012 at 14:33:54
“Let's note that President Obama has done very little to move forward prosecutions regarding the financial meltdown...one get's the impression he really doesn't want to talk about it....let alone hire a lightening rod like Paul Krugman.”
“Hopefully Dylan Ratigan and associates have started a movement that will snowball into a movement that can't be stopped by the Oligarchs, their servants in the administration and bought politicians.
Thank you, Dan.”
“I understand that Iranian oil exports travel through the Straits of Homuz. .If we financially block their exports, it is equivalent to our blocking the Straits which are within their national boundaries for their own use. Would international law permit us this discrepancy?”
ranwolf1976 on Jan 23, 2012 at 14:18:20
“looking at the map the straits seems to be part of 2 other countries (Oman and the United Arab Emerite) as well. IF they don't have a problem with the US there who is Iran to complain?”
hoagie58 on Jan 23, 2012 at 13:59:47
“Seeing as the blocks on their banks is at the behest of the United Nations, and not the US alone, I would say yes, international law would permit this discrepancy.”
graffitijoe on Jan 23, 2012 at 13:54:51
“When you saw "we" finacially block their exports - you are refering to most of the rest of the world.
The straights are the only ocean access to half a dozen gulf states other than Iran, some of whom we have treaties with to defend that access.”