“Lookit that, flaming Obama using one of the many inarguably good things he's done: prevented insurance companies from denying healthcare to people based on pre-existing conditions.
I suppose if someone is rich enough to be able to pay for any healthcare they may need out of pocket, or healthy enough to arrogantly think that nothing can ever happen to them, they MIGHT be able to (selfishly) argue that this is a bad thing...”
“Smart wage earners unfortunate enough to be employed by this man will recognize what BS it is that a billionaire will have "no choice" but to reduce the size of his company because of an increase in his taxes, and completely resist these obvious strong-arm tactics by voting for the party that has their own best interests in mind, rather than his.”
“Yeah, or that if they vote like millionaires & billionaires, they will ergo facto soon beCOME millionaires & billionaires, thus get to stick it to the 98 percent of the rest of us without being the stickees anymore.”
“The way ths article describes how the Bureau of Labor Statistics arrives at its numbers, the number of people on Unemployment is not factored in at all. The numbers are based on surveys of the general public.”
“3 guys out of 300 million+ people. Might as well find it baffling why none of you has ever won a million dollar lottery.”
wasbigelild on Oct 6, 2012 at 11:26:50
“If you did the math, I sat down with 3 of my unemployed friends, that makes 4 people. I just cut the odds from 1 in 100 mill to 1 in 75 mill. Granted,300 million plus people, but how many households? They are talking to over 700,000 per year. Also, branching out from this, we each know more people in our situation, that have never been contacted.
By the way, my sister won $500,000.00 in the lottery. I know, not the same as 1 mill.”
Ockhams Hammock on Oct 5, 2012 at 23:27:53
“At times, I suspect a fair number of Republicans will vote for Romney in the belief that indeed they are going to win the big one any moment now.”
Howsabout a few facts to back it up? For that matter, howsabout a few facts in the article? The so-called journalism in the media has fallen for the most part to the level of the abysmal. Reporters simply record what this side says, what that side says, with no effort whatsoever to research and enearth the actual, non-opinionated truth of any given matter.”
“Just because someone is working doesn't mean they are living above the poverty line. It's not so hard to do with wages of average workers having decreased in buying power over the past few decades, while salaries for top-end executives have multiplied 20, 30, 40 times over.”
nadiz6 on Oct 5, 2012 at 16:55:31
“This reports doesn't state how many people searching for jobs and cannot find one and doesn't state who is unemployed and living on food stamps or as you said working and still living on food stamps so all this reports are inaccurate and no one can take it as a conclusion if economy is recovering or not recovering.”
“Doesn't refute even my point that the US engineered a coup (however it was justified), much less that Iran has in modern times rather been the target of aggressors, rather than an agressor itself (defensive sabre-rattling notwithstanding).”
“See? How'd ya discover that? By checking the facts against the fact-checkers.
I'm sure, though, that there are many more either/or true/false instances.”
VanHellsing on Oct 4, 2012 at 22:21:03
“I was checking those facts before the fact checkers. The fact is both the guys on stage were pro war, pro patriot act, pro NDAA 2012, pro fed... The only fact is they tried their best to not look like the same person.”
“The beauty of facts is that you can check them yourself. Let the media fact checkers red flag what they see as falsehoods, then fact-check 'em on your own.”
VanHellsing on Oct 4, 2012 at 14:11:58
“The beauty of spin is you can spin the facts on key points and even though they can be called facts they are wrong. I already have looked over CNN's fact checking and it is ripe with statements like "Romney is stretching his figures to the breaking point -- which makes his claim false." It's simple ether it's True false or an opinion. If it was true or false there would be on 'stretching his figures' line. So that makes the fact they checked an opinion.”
“I thought something similiar... However, though her books aren't "intellectual" by any stretch, it DOES take intellect to conceive one, keep plot, story, and characters working together from beginning to end, compose with a voice, and stay engaging throughout. A vapid airhead couldn't begin to do it.”
Autora on Oct 4, 2012 at 12:38:59
“That is very true. I was overly harsh, because my father was a writer and I write too, but anyone who can do as you say has more wit than hair. (That was me turning a favorite line from some books by another author inside out: the phrase is 'more hair than wit.')
I had to laugh at myself too, for making a major typo in the midst of a complaint that Jackie isn't and never was intellectual. My last sentence was meant to begin with 'there,' not 'that.'
She writes fluff, but I read plenty of fluff myself (not hers, but while Agatha Christie was uncommonly gifted at plots, could anyone call her intellectual?)-- it has it's place. It's soothing, it's fun, it's entertaining, and you can toss it aside without a second thought. When you have a lot on your mind, that's exactly what you want.
“I think it strange to see Iran constantly portrayed as this agressive, warring nation, when in all of modern times it has rather been the target of aggressions by superpowers such as Britain and Russia - which invaded and occupied it - and the United States (which engineered a mlitary coup there), and neighboring Iraq, which also invaded it.
Meanwhile, the U.S. has begun HOW many wars of aggression since only WWII? Not to mention owning the distinction of being the only nation to have actually USED nuclear WMDs.”
OffTheWorldPolitics on Oct 3, 2012 at 07:56:47
“Mossadegh brought that coup on the Iranian people. It was plainly obvious that the US would get involved if their intellectual property was stolen.”
“Yes; it isnt as if the United States followed up its "ooops" for invading Iraq with a prompt apology, a withdrawal of combat troops, and massive reconstruction funds to rebuild the infrastructure we destroyed and recompense people for the homes and families we destroyed.”
“Which simply means that, just as the rate at which the economy and the job market were going downhill right before he took office, the rate of food stamp usage was increasing faster than AFTER he took office.
His great "failure" has been that he's failed to reverse the economic slide into crisis that was happening after 8 years under the last Republican corporatist president. He's only managed to slow it or - in the case of joblessness which peaked at 10% when he was in office for only 10 months - reverse it by only a little.”