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#FreeTheNipple: This Bikini Top Sticks Two Fingers Up To Censorship

#FreeTheNipple: This Bikini Top Sticks Two Fingers Up To Censorship

Commented Jun 26, 2014 at 08:15:12 in UK Lifestyle

“It's legal for a woman to be topless in Maine.”

SmileyLady on Jun 26, 2014 at 19:48:10

“How sad.”
Obama Gives Broad Defense Of His Foreign Policy

Obama Gives Broad Defense Of His Foreign Policy

Commented May 28, 2014 at 11:56:07 in Politics

“Would those same critics want us in a shooting war with Russia over Crimea? If you think Iraq and Afghanistan were expensive, taking a real military power would prove very costly indeed, both in treasure and lives. The US really has no interest in Crimea.”
Paul Ryan's Approach To Poverty Is Straight Out Of The 19th Century

Paul Ryan's Approach To Poverty Is Straight Out Of The 19th Century

Commented May 14, 2014 at 10:28:22 in Politics

“I paid for Social Security and Medicare out of my payroll tax. It is not a welfare program.

Most of the money spent on welfare programs is in healthcare and goes to private companies. The actual cash value is neglegible. Fix the economy and welfare spending will go down.

We want welfare to work, but we won't spend the money to make it work with job training, life training, parenting, child care assistance after getting that single mother working, a higher minimum wage. To do welfare reform right takes money which is something the conservatives refuse to spend, but they're happy to give away 800 Billion in corporate welfare every year.”
Paul Ryan's Approach To Poverty Is Straight Out Of The 19th Century

Paul Ryan's Approach To Poverty Is Straight Out Of The 19th Century

Commented May 14, 2014 at 10:23:56 in Politics

“Part II

Somewhere along the line our government has started protecting the monied interests from the people. If the government is by, for and of the people, then what are we doing? Somehow conservative thinking says to go back to the gilded age of the turn of the century. Those ideas have been tried and they have failed.

Real welfare reform doesn't come cheap. It takes money which the conservatives refuse to come up with while they protect corporate interests. Those corporate interests are not concerned with the human rights or even paying a fair wage.

"He who fails to learn the lessons of history is doomed to repeat them." - George Santyana”
Paul Ryan's Approach To Poverty Is Straight Out Of The 19th Century

Paul Ryan's Approach To Poverty Is Straight Out Of The 19th Century

Commented May 14, 2014 at 10:23:39 in Politics

“Part 1
Probably the single best thing that we can do to help the poor is to fix the economy. To correct the problem that this country has become; an oligarchy. By concentrating wealth at the top (such as in the gilded age), you leave less and less for the people at the bottom. Now that bottom is taking a bite out of the middle.

Reparing and re-regulating (Glass-Stiegel) the banking sector is a first step and can keep another 2008 from happening. Ending corporate subsidies would give governments more cash to come up with real reform. Not allowing mergers of very large corporations (comcast/time-warner, comcast-nbc) would help. Not allowing content providers to own the apparatus for delivery of content. Declaring that corporations are not people and therefore not guaranteed the rights granted to individuals because, after all, a corporation is a group of people. Breaking up the big banks would create more jobs, because, after all, mergers reduce the number of jobs available. Increasing the top tax rate and start rebuilding the infrastructure would put a lot of people to work.”
Mayan Prince's Tomb Found In Uxul, Ancient City In Mexico

Mayan Prince's Tomb Found In Uxul, Ancient City In Mexico

Commented May 1, 2014 at 08:42:10 in Science

“The Mayan's had their own earth based spirituality as did the Egyptians. The "Christian" mentality of arrogance (We're right and everybody else is wrong. That which is of the earth is not of God. That which is human is not of God) is what has stifled creativity and innovation. We won't get into the destruction of the library at Alexandria which housed much knowledge. Or the genocide in the Americas by those who professed to be "Christian," but never got the message of loving your neighbor as yourself is what has caused all the trouble. It goes on to this day. It's worse today, because it is done in the name of profit. I would refer you to the "Doctrine of Discovery."”
'Clovis Boy' DNA Links Ancient Child To Native American Culture (VIDEO)

'Clovis Boy' DNA Links Ancient Child To Native American Culture (VIDEO)

Commented Apr 25, 2014 at 16:47:41 in Science

“It doesn't matter. Do the research, then put the remains back from whence they came. How do you know this person wasn't a relation to you. this person was a relation to someone. They were buried, probably with ritual and with artifacts for their afterlife. It's also just not right to criticize Native Americans for their beliefs just because they don't line up with yours or with science. More and more, science is coming to the conclusion that this stuff is not fable. There is substance to it. I, for one, am offended that you could be so insensitive to another's beliefs. It matters not if your Atheist, Christian or whatever. It's not your place to criticize. Whether or not you believe, you need to be respectful of other faiths no matter how ancient.”
Everything You Need To Know About The End Of Net Neutrality

Everything You Need To Know About The End Of Net Neutrality

Commented Apr 25, 2014 at 16:07:15 in Technology

“I would also add that if you own the cable/wire, etc. you should not be allowed to put content on it.”
Everything You Need To Know About The End Of Net Neutrality

Everything You Need To Know About The End Of Net Neutrality

Commented Apr 25, 2014 at 16:06:27 in Technology

“As Thomas Piketty points out as will the Princeton report when it comes out this fall, the government is protecting corporations from the people, not the other way around as it should be.”

cmaurand on Apr 25, 2014 at 16:07:15

“I would also add that if you own the cable/wire, etc. you should not be allowed to put content on it.”
Teens Are Leaving Facebook For Facebook

Teens Are Leaving Facebook For Facebook

Commented Apr 17, 2014 at 13:47:26 in Technology

“It's about advertising. They're running to places that aren't thowing ads in their faces all the time.”
Joe Scarborough And Paul Krugman Are Fighting Over Census Bureau Changes

Joe Scarborough And Paul Krugman Are Fighting Over Census Bureau Changes

Commented Apr 17, 2014 at 10:44:44 in Media

“Name calling means you don't have a defensible position.”
Americans Take Quick Break From Partisan Bickering To Hate Comcast And Time Warner

Americans Take Quick Break From Partisan Bickering To Hate Comcast And Time Warner

Commented Mar 26, 2014 at 15:08:36 in Business

“This is about reducing competition raising prices and slowing the roll out of faster broadband speeds and slowing innovation. Reduced competition results in higher prices and poorer service. Not that either of these companies are competing with each other.”

John Piwaron on Mar 26, 2014 at 16:59:22

“I've been considering doing exactly that with Time Warner. Just got notification of various items increasing - the cable box, DVR, etc. This includes several newly created fees. Electrons moving trough wires, etc. ;) (no they're not doing that one. yet.) Drop cable and phone and keep internet. Haven't pulled the trigger yet. I have to get the scoop on using a smart phone as my internet access. Maybe use a smart phone as a wireless hub. Dunno yet.”
Ukraine Crisis Shows No Sign Of Easing

Ukraine Crisis Shows No Sign Of Easing

Commented Mar 12, 2014 at 08:53:53 in World

“Russia to Ukraine: You want to align with the west? Fine. We're taking Crimea back and the west will moan about it, but they won't do anything about it.

Nobody wants a shooting war with Russia. Nobody is going to war over this. If they do, it will be World War III.”
Comcast CEO Insists Purchase Of Time Warner Cable Is 'Pro-Competitive'

Comcast CEO Insists Purchase Of Time Warner Cable Is 'Pro-Competitive'

Commented Feb 13, 2014 at 14:00:46 in Media

“It's about less competition, not more and it's about reducing staff not adding to.”
'Clovis Boy' DNA Links Ancient Child To Native American Culture (VIDEO)

'Clovis Boy' DNA Links Ancient Child To Native American Culture (VIDEO)

Commented Feb 13, 2014 at 13:50:13 in Science

“It would be like digging up my grandmother and putting her bones in a box on a shelf in a museum. The remains and the artifacts need to go back to the grave from which they were taken.”

messy on Feb 13, 2014 at 17:53:29

“It would be like digging up King Tut's children and putting them on display at the Discovery® museum near times square, which BTW, they did.”

messy on Feb 13, 2014 at 17:35:17

“No, it would like be digging up a fossil. In fact it WAS a fossil. What the NAGPRA does is ban archeology so non-christian creationists can protect their fables.”
'Clovis Boy' DNA Links Ancient Child To Native American Culture (VIDEO)

'Clovis Boy' DNA Links Ancient Child To Native American Culture (VIDEO)

Commented Feb 13, 2014 at 13:48:15 in Science

“Now that they have the DNA, they need to take molds of the bones, photograph the document the artifacts found and return the remains and the DNA to the grave from which they came.”
Julianne Hough Chops Her Hair Into A Pixie

Julianne Hough Chops Her Hair Into A Pixie

Commented Feb 10, 2014 at 12:05:48 in Celebrity

“She looks good with short hair. She looked great in "Safe Harbor."”
So What Exactly Is Obama's Red Line On Keystone XL?

So What Exactly Is Obama's Red Line On Keystone XL?

Commented Feb 3, 2014 at 21:09:39 in Politics

“Yep and it creates a whole 35 permanent jobs at the cost of the environment, not to mention the treaty violations with the Cree in Alberta Canada or the environmental impact of tearing up an area of old growth boreal rain forest in Canada the size of Florida and leaving it black and totally destroyed. How much carbon impact of wiping out that much of the worlds oxygen supply, destruction of water supplies, wildlife habitat, etc., etc., etc. This is such a bad idea. It's dumber idea than fracking and fracking's a pretty dumb idea.

Please support the Cree in the defense of their land and our planet.”
Yair Netanyahu's Girlfriend Sandra Leikanger Isn't Jewish: Israeli Prime Minister's Son Has Relationship Slammed By Orthodox Leaders

Yair Netanyahu's Girlfriend Sandra Leikanger Isn't Jewish: Israeli Prime Minister's Son Has Relationship Slammed By Orthodox Leaders

Commented Jan 29, 2014 at 09:29:10 in Religion

“religious fundamentalism is bad in any religion. It's all based on texts of exclusion which are not of God.”
Daft Punk Album Of The Year At 2014 Grammy Awards: Duo Wins For 'Random Access Memories'

Daft Punk Album Of The Year At 2014 Grammy Awards: Duo Wins For 'Random Access Memories'

Commented Jan 27, 2014 at 14:51:30 in Entertainment

“I'm not going to criticize, but I wasn't very impressed. Too many commercials, not enough show and some horrendously bad performances.”

Tikibar911 on Jan 27, 2014 at 15:57:07

“That's why the rubes adore it.”
Sochi Mayor Says There Are No Gay People In His City

Sochi Mayor Says There Are No Gay People In His City

Commented Jan 27, 2014 at 14:38:06 in Gay Voices

“I've got news for him. 10% of the population of his town is gay.”
Mike Mack On GMOs: 'There Is Very Little About Farming That's Natural'

Mike Mack On GMOs: 'There Is Very Little About Farming That's Natural'

Commented Jan 24, 2014 at 14:53:39 in Business

“It's one thing to modify a crop via cross pollenation, it's another to directly modify the protein chains with DNA from another species or even with DNA from animals entirely. Even if the roundup ready corn isn't dangerous for me by itself, the elevated levels of roundup in it are. Or if that corn is producing it's own pesticide, making it toxic for pests, that means it's toxic for me and now its contaminating groundwater.”
Susanne Atanus, GOP Candidate: Autism, Dementia Are God's Punishments For Gays, Abortions [UPDATES]

Susanne Atanus, GOP Candidate: Autism, Dementia Are God's Punishments For Gays, Abortions [UPDATES]

Commented Jan 24, 2014 at 08:54:20 in Chicago

“this is a sad commentary on the American education.”
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