“It is a sticky wick the being outed for being gay. The more you denie it the bigger it gets. The bigger the flap you raise over it the bigger the reason to think you are gay. You can't win the more attention you draw to being not gay the more people think you are gay.”
“Well dog my cats!! A person who is pretty is likelier to be a bigot than a regular person!! Imagine that after all the years of being complimented on over something you did not really earn or work for you would be likelier to be shallow.”
Incongruity on May 4, 2012 at 08:17:27
“Not really. "A person who THINKS s/he is pretty is likelier to be a bigot".”
aviana on May 4, 2012 at 04:43:55
“and that's just being bigoted against attractive people. they're just people.”
Apr 21, 2012 at 02:38:35
“I have heard the term 4:20 sprang up in campuses all over america when kids got out of class and went to the dorms they all noticed they were firing up a bowl of good pot every day at 4:20. I think it worked its way into the language from many sources. Like what are you doing for noon hour? If there are waldos and they want to claim it fine by me.”
“shame on you!!! This is the capitialist system the la times can make more money with the photos showing so they have to run them. Don't be so squeamish, about a few dead people they did their best to feed the capitalistic system.”
“how interesting! Did the dozen or so suicide bomber that the american solider killed in murder streak come under the geneva convention? It reminds me of the zimmerman/martin shooting the dead guy is the bad guy.”
patrick klocek on Apr 19, 2012 at 02:51:02
“Those 16 or so dead Afghans did indeed come under the Geneva Conventions as recognised "civilians", probably. Once they picked up a weapon in a warzone while failing to don a proper uniform; they became legal targets as unlawful combatants. Now, in 2002, the Taliban were in effective control of Afghanistan and so their black turbans marked them as "lawful combatants" and we treated them as such. But thta was 10 years ago. There have been elections. There as been a new government. As such, those who claim to be Taliban now are nothing more than rebels, bandits, or traitors and can be treated as such. The law does not protect them. They fall under Shariah or whatever Christian law the Western soldiers feel like applying.”
“I don't suppose our side has killed a few women and children, but it was ok because they are associated with a culture that has suicide bombers. As long as we call deaths of non citizens collateral damage we may remain unpoplular with the world.”
“I suppose they would not respect us if we followed the geneva convention? The way our military behaves is critical to our image around the world. We kill civilians all the time and the world knows us for it. How can it be our leadership? I guess it is an easy thing to hang on obamma.”
xgomazx on Apr 19, 2012 at 06:34:40
“Im not talking about hanging anything on Obama. Its our leadership in general over the last 55+ years thats lost the respect.
And the Geneva convention is supposed to apply to enemy soldiers. Not shmucks who strap bombs to themselves or the type of enemy we are currently fighting.
The USA was far more respected using the total war doctrine of WWII then the nonsense of what we have been doing by playing with kid gloves on since.
I know is going to be an unpopular statement. but this incident speaks our opponents language. It speaks to them in terms they understand. this isnt your "typical" enemy. The normal rules dont apply. Search the web. I am sure you can still find the video of them beheading that journalist from a few years ago. They didnt just lop it off like you see in the movies. They saw it off with a carving knife.
One look at that video and you realise the kind of enemy we are asking our soldiers to fight. And you will just as quickly realise that by trying to play by the normal rules. We wont accomplish much of anything.”
“I think we are training a police force to take over and have things run after we are gone. Or it is a war and we are the invading army. You are right generally invading armies get a little ugly with the locals. Maybe we should not go around invading the other countries.”
“How many taliban read the huffington post? How do we know that the americans did not poision that school full of kids? How does the rest of the world decided if the americans poisioned the kids? I suppose they go by the stories that do get told like our guy shooting a bunch of civilians.”
“I wonder if the people in our military realize the effects of these kinds of pranks. Recently we have had a bunch of Americans working with the friendly folks that favor us wind up with a bullet in the back of the head. Here is how that works. We invade, we lie and win over a few locals. Our side commits a bunch of disgusting acts and we get famous for it. The locals we won over see through the lies and realize we are actually pretty rotten. Our guys go on patrol with the locals way out numbered. Bang our guy gets shot in the back of the head, by a "friendly" that saw a news report of the american army pissing on the dead, collecting body parts, burning Qu'rans, and all the other wonderful stuff that we love to do. When I see these soliders from america doing things like this I wonder Do they have stock in military funeral service's companies?”
Ascoli on Apr 19, 2012 at 06:47:15
“They're sick bastards...............and there are plenty of them”
“I know plenty of facts. One the dispatcher said "are you gaining ground on treyvon martin?" gaining ground=following. "yea" said George. "we don't need you to do that"
I see how that could be easily misconstrued as "shoot him right there"
Treyvon martin is dead from a George inflicted gunshot wound.”
“I recall Rush recently calling a young woman a slut becasue she wanted to have birth control and suggesting that he be allowed to watch her have sex, if he paid tax money for birth control. If we are paying the way of ann and mitt does rush want to watch them have sex?”
“I am not against mitt getting the PENSION or anyone else for that matter who was promised a pension. I am talking about PENSION FUNDS. Mitt Romney was a "pension raider" he bought viable companies that were making the enough to pay their retirees the pensions and benefits the retirees earned. Then he ran the company in the ground and took all the money out of the PENSION FUND. I think Micheal Douglas was in a movie called wall street, and he played a romney clone. this created three classes of companies. 1 honestly bankrupt companies. 2 teetering on bankruptcy bailout companies that every bopdy is mad at obamma for saving 3. romney ruptcy companies that get killed and butchered so the stock holders can steal the money from the PENSION FUNDS.”
“I love the mob wives, how insane is it when you admit you are a crime boss's wife and then no one seems to give two hoots. They call on the phone and arrange an assault on a recorded television show and not one charge is filled.They are so self centered, it is really a lesson in Buddhism. They are so selfish they make them selves miserable.”
“Look at all the people that make a dollar on the sick horrific criminals nancy grace all those like her dr drew all those like him anybody in the media that makes a buck on this stuff is making money on a criminal.”
“interesting problem the jews have mamsers which are jews that are born after a divorce and for ten generations they can't be jews the problem is that there are more mamasers than there are jews that are eleigible tobe jews so the rabbis wiggled the records or they would all fall apart. it is kind of an ongoing thing. I like the idea that the individula gets his responsibilty and the kid gets his.”
“You go guy if you are manson's son then get the media attention you deserve and try to write a book or something, go on a tour etc. what has paris hilton actually done other than be born to be famous? you may as well cash in on anything you can, kind of like mitt romney getting pension funds.”
mlondeaux on Apr 12, 2012 at 03:30:20
“I was with you until you mentioned Mitt Romney. He isn't the only politician getting a pension. It doesn't matter how many years they've been in office, they ALL retire with a $100,000 pension for the rest of their lives. We could probably erase our national debt with the amount spent on pensions for our inept political leaders.”
“Rise above cause and effect thinking and try vector thinking. How hard you work is only one vector, in the direction of success. There are other vectors as well. The law of supply and demand was distorted and a favorable vector formed for white people under segregation. Example:all people need haircuts, only white people can be a barber. The demand for barbers is artificially increased by segregation and the wage for barbers is higher.If everybody could sweep the cut hair off of the floor, then the supply of sweepers is higher and the demand is lower so the wage is less, no favorable distortion in the "free market". Before Jackie Robinson played base ball many "harder working" black athletes did not get to play baseball even though they ran faster and hit he ball farther. The segregation vector distorted the market and the slower running people with the correct skin color got to sell lesser talents for more money. No irony at all, just math.”
“It is easy to see the emotional bias in these people. They don't think they just feel. It is always self serving. When you tell them the truth they get mad. If you explain to an old conservative that the way he got to earn his way through college and succeed was through a wonderful government program called segregation they get mad. Yet the job they had paid more because segregation limited the supply of workers for that spot, the college they attended was cheaper because segregation limited the demand for seats in the class room. Lets go back to the fifties when there was a middle class, is what the shout but what they want is to go back and re-kill the Indians so we can take their wealth again.”
jhv51972 on Apr 11, 2012 at 02:27:44
“Are you SERIOUSLY suggesting that the only way someone "got to earn" (itself quite the awkward phrase) their way through college and succeed was through segregation? Did you SERIOUSLY just say that? That no one succeeded because of their own talents, abilities, and hard work...? Really?
What were you saying about not thinking....? Surely, yours was an ironic post.....”
“I am glad you are smart but does a lack of intelligence entitle you to get in to terrible future deals for a few cents of comfort now? 40% of our gross domestic product is financial services. No jobs no value added. I would like to see those forty cents go to fixing roads and stuff not just wild credit card deals.”
“The pawn shop is an auto downsize mechanism you keep selling and hocking stuff to get by and you have less stuff but not less income.Less stuff live in smaller style.The pay day loan people can take future ernings and cause a bankruptcy a pawn shop can't.”
hroark314 on May 18, 2012 at 09:26:57
“Right - because the loan is unsecured. Some people don't have stuff to hock, but they have income. I've had times in my life (like in grad school) where I needed cash, but didn't have stuff to hock. However, credit cards provided me a decent way to bridge the gap between my earning years. I probably spent a couple thousand in interest charges over the years, but it was a reasonable solution to a short term liquidity problem.
Why should credit based on future income only be available to well off guys like me? Why shouldn't it be available to the poor as well?
By the way, hocking your car may very well affect your future income stream.”
“I think they should outlaw all those pay day high interest places and subsidize pawn shops you may have the high interest rate at a pawn shop but they can't get your house just he pawned object.”
hroark314 on May 17, 2012 at 15:15:47
“Whose they? Doesn't that leave out people who don't have something to pawn? Seriously, if all you do gooders out there have a problem with payday advances, why don't you just start a business - or even a charity - and try to undercut them without going bankrupt. If you're right, and these people are just taking advantage of the poor, then you'll put them out of business in no time flat.”