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Bahrain Protester Shot Point Blank In Shocking Video

Bahrain Protester Shot Point Blank In Shocking Video

Commented Mar 16, 2011 at 14:45:26 in World

“So, exactly why are we arming them and propping up their autocratic regimes?”
Bahrain Protester Shot Point Blank In Shocking Video

Bahrain Protester Shot Point Blank In Shocking Video

Commented Mar 16, 2011 at 14:11:11 in World

“Heat my home with wood, dude. Drive car that gets 40 MPG only once every few days, and seldom for farther than 10 miles to the grocery store (grow my own veggies. Eating venison stew right now.) So how do you sacrifice? Nice try, Ty”

Ty Jones on May 8, 2011 at 22:19:48

“Don't have a car. Your wood burning adds to global warming. Your killing wildlife ... OK ... Maybe you should try again, "dude".”
Bahrain Protester Shot Point Blank In Shocking Video

Bahrain Protester Shot Point Blank In Shocking Video

Commented Mar 16, 2011 at 10:47:41 in World

“No wonder we're loved around the world. We arm the Saudi Govt., they send "security forces) to Bahrain. They kill Bahrainian unarmed civilian protesters with our weapons. Result: the ordinary people in Bahrain feel all warm and fuzzy about the United States (Oh, yeah, I'll bet it does).”

Ty Jones on Mar 16, 2011 at 11:29:41

“Meanwhile, you sit back. Heat your home. Drive you car. Change your tires. Etc. Etc. You are not immune from influence on this process. You and your choices are part of the problem.”

FrancescoFemia on Mar 16, 2011 at 10:55:45

“To be fair, the U.S. has been pressing the Saudis to stay out of Bahrain from day one. But I agree that it is time for the U.S. to radically alter its policy towards the Kingdom.”
Rand Paul Will Debate Jack Conway Again After All

Rand Paul Will Debate Jack Conway Again After All

Commented Oct 23, 2010 at 23:31:19 in Politics

“Uh... I did a few stupid things in college, but bullying was not my thing. I think, in fact, bullying women is criminal. Stealing panties is a "prank", this isn't. Sorry you disagree.

However, Mr. Paul's views torward women is only one of his more bizzare features. Apparently, he views his namesake as a coherent philosopher instead of a successful novelist that appeals to an adolescent mentality.

By the way, it's "Democratic record", not "Democrat". Your choice of words is a clear indication of your "trolliness". If you're going to continue to earn your keep as a troll, you need to clean up your language a bit.”

Kai-HK on Oct 24, 2010 at 02:08:39

“From the Washington Post
The woman -- who was made available to me for an interview by GQ reporter Jason Zengerle in response to the Paul campaign's denunciations of his article -- said she didn't mean to imply that she was kidnapped "in a legal sense."

"The whole thing has been blown out of proportion," she told me. "They didn't force me, they didn't make me. They were creating this drama: `We're messing with you.'"

The woman said that much of the subsequent coverage of her allegations missed a key nuance: As a participant in a college ritual, where lines between acquiescence and victimization are often blurry, she was largely playing along with the notion that she was being forced to follow Paul's orders.

"I went along because they were my friends," she said. "There was an implicit degree of cooperation in the whole thing. I felt like I was being hazed.'

Kentucky.com
''She later said the incident with Paul was "kind of a joke."”

Kai-HK on Oct 24, 2010 at 01:45:22

“Daedalus43:

I did some stupid things in college too and Aqua Buddha sounds about as stupid as it gets. No one is arguing that point. Trying to blow this up into a major sex crime is a bit much and luckily, yawn, most people see it is such. It is a desperate attempt to deflect the focus away from Mr. Conway’s unpopular political agenda, namely that it is the Democrat agenda, an already failed policy agenda.

So, it is criminal? Yet there were no charges pressed. The woman in question new what it was, a prank. Aqua Buddha? LOL! Come on, even by the most tenuous standards this one is hard to blow up into a crime.

Thanks for setting me straight on my language. Sometimes in my haste, I do not proof my posts. Though I am disappointed that poor language is an indication of trolliness. I guess that would make about 99% of the people on this website trolls.

Good luck trying to bully people into submission by calling them trolls. Perhaps one day it will work for you.

Kai”
Rep. Peter DeFazio Investigating Impeachment For Chief Justice John Roberts

Rep. Peter DeFazio Investigating Impeachment For Chief Justice John Roberts

Commented Oct 23, 2010 at 22:05:15 in Politics

“Given the latest revelations, impeaching Thomas for perjury before the Senate might be easier.”

jafsie on Oct 23, 2010 at 22:32:15

“Add Thomas to the list, and impeach them both.”
Rand Paul Will Debate Jack Conway Again After All

Rand Paul Will Debate Jack Conway Again After All

Commented Oct 23, 2010 at 22:01:16 in Politics

“I don't know. Tying up a woman against her will just seems inappropriate as a college student, and ought to be seen as a symptom of a very disturbed person. This guy is a sadist.”

Kai-HK on Oct 23, 2010 at 22:14:48

“OMG, really? Out of all the issues facing America today, a college prank is the one that resonates with you the most? That is your prerogative. For me, I see it for what it was, a lame college prank, now lets move on to the substantial issues...why is Mr. Conway afraid to debate the Democrat record as of late...”
Steven Johnson's 'Where Good Ideas Come From': 6 Brilliant, World-Changing Mistakes (PHOTOS)

Steven Johnson's 'Where Good Ideas Come From': 6 Brilliant, World-Changing Mistakes (PHOTOS)

Commented Oct 21, 2010 at 20:21:32 in Books

“Check out a book by Arthur (sp.?) Kestler titled "The Sleepwalkers". It's a brilliant tour of intellectual advance that highlights the role of serendipity.”
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Obama (and Biden) Have No Clue About What's Bothering Their Political Base

Commented Sep 30, 2010 at 19:50:47 in Politics

“Thank you, Rabbi. I'm sitting here with a list of several hundred campaign calls to make, and just can't muster the enthusiasm to follow through. As a former teacher, I've alway felt the best method was to lead by example (exactly the way parents teach their children).

I'm discouraged by our President's failure to lead the charge, or even pretend to do so. I understand that compromises are necessary in politics, but to negotiate by starting in the middle is nonsense unless a deal has been reached guaranteeing support from the other side. To start in the middle without such a guarantee smells of a lack of moral fiber. To do so repeatedly calls into question the vaunted "intellegence" of our chosen leader.

Finally, I've always respected your work. I'm a non-Jewish atheist, but I aplaud and agree with your effort to improve our human condition. Thank you for your prodigious effort.”

nomobull on Oct 3, 2010 at 03:03:40

“you don't know where negotiations started and neither do many of the pundits who spend a lot of time making claims based on nothing but their opinions.. some who have yet to get over the fact that he won despite their predictions that the clinton machine also based oin opinion.”
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The Two Stories of the Election of 2010: A Biopsy Before the Autopsy

Commented Sep 27, 2010 at 19:40:42 in Politics

“Only planets outside the earth's orbit move in retrograde. Just a technical point.”
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Revitalizing the Political Will to Achieve the Millennium Goals

Commented Sep 20, 2010 at 19:57:42 in World

“Have you considered how establishing bussinesses to produce biofuels (for who? Really poor countries already use wood to fire their stoves and average folks don't drive automobiles) will transfer land away from local food production or critical ecological habitat, reducing forest coverage and, thus, encouraging desertification?

When the people of the United States can maintain themselves on food and energy extracted in a sustainable way from within their own borders, maybe THEN they will have something to teach the rest of the world.”
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Are So-Called 'Eco-Terrorists' Falsely Prosecuted?

Commented Sep 20, 2010 at 11:09:57 in Healthy Living

“Bush v. Gore stopped the vote count. The US invaded a country in violation of international law (a treaty that is technically part of US Law because it was ratified by Congress). So.... independent judiciary? Laws punish malefactors? The system is fair in principle only if all are treated equally before the law.”

UKVisitor on Sep 22, 2010 at 02:37:43

“I agree that things aren't perfect, but in my opinion, and may be you disagree, the system isn't so broken that the only option is violent overthrow?
I honestly don't see things as being any where near that.”
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Are So-Called 'Eco-Terrorists' Falsely Prosecuted?

Commented Sep 19, 2010 at 18:22:51 in Healthy Living

“No, I didn't "mistook". I was pointing out that without "Anna", there would have been no crime.

People should be prosecuted for crime they commit in the natural course of their lives, not for crimes they might have committed after being urged to do so by government spooks. This is an effort to get us to fear aned distrust our neighbors and friends, and is as bad as the techniques secret police (like the Stazi) use in opressive societies.

As for the SCOTUS, they are dominated by elite corporatists who work for the ruling 0.1%. They will, of course, rule in favor of corporate opression (probably 5-4). But, what would Thomas Paine or Thomas Jefferson have said and encouraged others to do about this situation?”
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Poverty Rises as Wall Street Billionaires Whine

Commented Sep 19, 2010 at 11:49:13 in Business

“Typo? According to the article, you're off by a factor of 100. That's $900,000/hour for the top ten!

The truth is, though, that even $9,000/hr. is outrageous.”

MeinNH on Sep 19, 2010 at 13:29:43

“Yes, a typo and it is too much.”
Joe Scarborough: Christine O'Donnell 'A Lot Better Than Palin' (VIDEO)

Joe Scarborough: Christine O'Donnell 'A Lot Better Than Palin' (VIDEO)

Commented Sep 19, 2010 at 11:20:14 in Media

“Including, apparently, Scarborough!”
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Are So-Called 'Eco-Terrorists' Falsely Prosecuted?

Commented Sep 19, 2010 at 11:07:42 in Healthy Living

“Correct! We should arrest and put "Anna", the instigator and driving influence, in jail.”

SusanElizabeth1949 on Sep 19, 2010 at 14:15:37

“You mistook what I said, I believe this young man would have moved to violence all on his own. He was an adult not some hormone driven teenager.

I will be fascinated to see what the SOTUS has to say should the 9th Circuit not uphold this conviction.”
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Are So-Called 'Eco-Terrorists' Falsely Prosecuted?

Commented Sep 19, 2010 at 11:05:48 in Healthy Living

“Assuming, of course, that the vote count is correct and information is not manipulated.”

UKVisitor on Sep 20, 2010 at 00:34:31

“Fair enough, in so far as it goes, but if these things happen, don't we have an independent judiciary and system of laws to punish the malfactors?”
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Are So-Called 'Eco-Terrorists' Falsely Prosecuted?

Commented Sep 19, 2010 at 11:03:13 in Healthy Living

“You also might try works by E.O. Wilson.”
Alvin Greene Kicked Out Of Restaurant Meeting After Altercation

Alvin Greene Kicked Out Of Restaurant Meeting After Altercation

Commented Aug 24, 2010 at 19:46:31 in Politics

“You sure he won the primary? How about a recount!
Oh, sorry, they have those touchscreen voting machines manufactured by right-wing corporations who refuse to reveal their code, don't they.”

Dan W Bright on Aug 24, 2010 at 20:26:31

“somebody hacked one and fornd the code to be wanting(back door) . i do not know the link.”

williamina on Aug 24, 2010 at 20:26:11

“loser”
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Khadr Lawyer Collapses as Historic War Crimes Trial Gets Underway

Commented Aug 15, 2010 at 13:20:49 in Politics

“Why do you keep repeating yourself and offering the reprehensible treatment of teenagers by the US "justice" system as an example of moral behavior?”
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Khadr Lawyer Collapses as Historic War Crimes Trial Gets Underway

Commented Aug 15, 2010 at 13:14:46 in Politics

“Only in the more barbaric countries, such as the US.”
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Khadr Lawyer Collapses as Historic War Crimes Trial Gets Underway

Commented Aug 15, 2010 at 13:13:24 in Politics

“Using the US sentencing of a child as an example of "around the world" acceptance for holding juveniles accountable as adults doesn't hold water. European countries certainly understand the difference between adolescents and "terrorists". If 15 year old persons are totally responsible, why can't they vote? Why can't they sign contracts? If you have a 15 yr. old son or daughter, why aren't they out living on their own? Why can't they marry?

The prosecution of children is barbaric. The prosecution of people defending themselves against foreign troops as anything other than soldiers (under the Geneva Convention) is absurd. "American Excepionalism" is a bad joke that has led our country into moral bankruptcy.”
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