“Tthe old gray mare ain't what she used to be many long years ago...
just like the average I.Q. in America is now only 98 - not enough to figure out the solution to anything...”
bjwtaylor on Nov 23, 2013 at 03:50:06
“Where did you get that statistic, please?
I am not disputing it, but curious. The dumbing down of America is apparent, but IQs should be approximately the same in all groups. It's ignorance that makes the difference, and the ignorance of most of the citizens of this country, including a great many college graduates (graduate degreed included) is appalling.
For years now, I've been encountering people and thinking that no one is that stupid or that ignorant, we won't ever see that again, and yet it gets more and more common.
That was not the case 30 years ago. It seems like a majority of the people I run into are too ignorant to do the things it takes to live or to keep a job, but they get by, so I think it must be a misperception on my part. (Sorry if this sounds arrogant, but being smarter than the people I'm talking about isn't bragging.)
Anyway, that's why I wondered about your source. If it has detail, I would like to read, if you would be so kind as to point the way.”
“I received notification that I am one of the lucky ones who gets to keep their current insurance because I had it before April 2010. It stated that I would have the better choices of doctors and hospitals.
That is something that is not being addressed on the talk circuits. If you lose your current plan and eventually get a new one, good luck with being able to keep your doctor or hospital that you like.
My husband is critically ill right now and I can only imagine how I would feel if we just lost our insurance while trying to navigate cancer treatment or some other catastrophic health issue.”
skydiver22 on Nov 13, 2013 at 20:08:33
“Glad your keeping your. Mine is gone as of January 01.. All available policies cost more and have higher out of pocket expenses... At least the ones on the Web Site..”
Nov 7, 2013 at 00:49:35
“Yes, I agree. Americans murder each other. I was listening to a radio show recently interviewing an author about her book having to do with the origin
of the British crime/mystery novel. She talked about how in 19th century Britain
there were only a few murders a year. So what has happened? There were always a lot more murders in America. There are more murders in England now compared to the 19th century, but here it is frequent and has been for decades. Look at what
is on TV - even the good shows like "Boardwalk Empire" or "Breaking Bad" are all about murder. And we are always on the muscle at war with various people and countries around the globe. Oh yeah, we also imprison the most people.
We all seem confused as to why.”
“Watch an interview with Sir James Goldsmith on Charlie Rose Show from 1994 and you will see this has been in the works a long time. Goldsmith warns of the collapse of the society that allows its citizens' wages to be shipped abroad where you get many employees overseas for the price of one here. So, here we are now rapidly imploding with our thumbs up you know where wondering where did our future go.”
“This story is silly and not at all correct. The dress could not be $68,000. The article is just meant to anger people who can't afford the basics - which is ever expanding group.
Anyway, the one woman in the short dress looks like she has a male neck and too old for that dress.”
“We are losing our I.Q.s as well, as is demonstrated by our current government dysfunction.
America is being imploded, but Americans don't seem to get that they have been sold down the river. The answer to Americans' depression is add Abilify to your existing SSRI. Whee, now does that make things better?”
“I doubt the smell of booze at the Capital is anything new, but the level of general whoring is reaching new highs. What I mean by that is we have been sold out while pockets of the few are lined. In the end, they will put on their dog and pony show, then they will reboot and get busy with the wars, the whining, and continued implosion of this country. Then the corporate empire
culture will have the power to keep most of us hanging by our fingernails as we try to figure out
how to make a living.”
“Dumb question, but why is there so much sexual assault in the military. Was it this bad during World War 2 ? I realize there were far fewer women in the military then, but there were some.
Were they raped all the time and never spoke out. It is so disturbing to look at how often this happens.”
JuLeah Willson on Sep 29, 2013 at 12:39:41
“Because, in the military, rape is accepted. It is not really a crime
There are great victims there, because even if they tell, they are not believed, and even if they are believed, they are blamed ... the victim is the one harassed and shamed ....
So, for little cowardly worthless useless males, who crave power and think a gun will give them power ...who think fear and respect are one in the same, who think a uniform makes them somebody ... for the jerks who think control and dominance is their birthright, who think inflecting pain and fear is fun ... they join the military and they rape as they will”
dieselcakes on Sep 29, 2013 at 11:11:06
“What is more interesting is that the majority of sexual assaults were male on male--however men are never making the headlines. I'd like to see better representation of sexual assault in the media; stories told by both men and women that have suffered. It's not fair that only one gender can come out and speak about sexual assault freely whereas it is looked down upon if men speak out.”
Arawn on Sep 29, 2013 at 11:08:33
“Actually, I doubt that there was so much then. I think that it is due to our transition to a professional military rather than a drafted one. These are one of the types of people for whom military service is attractive. Not the only type but definitely one of them. I think that we should ban all former student athletes from enlisting, there seems to be a similar culture in that part of society.”
“This is just an example of living a degraded lifestyle. I am sure there are victims
the adult porn industry, but I have my doubts that concerns many people.
It sounds criminal to me and very depressing.”
“There is no real way to stop the use of chemical weapons by using a strike. And as far as their use goes, it begs the question to say if we don't attack then others will also start using them.
Attempts at diplomacy are preferable. We shouldn't be backing rebels who are Al Qaeda and are totally brutal. Dead is dead, and being blown to bits or getting beheaded is gruesome as well.”
“Oh the days of "hope and change"...like days of wine and roses.
This is a moment in our our history where our corrupt government has so jumped the
shark most of the country can clearly see it. There is no support for this war. This is premeditated, but they screwed up the sales job because they figured everyone would go along
with it as usual. Resist this nonsense. Impeach Obama if he does it anyway and turns into another Iraq.”
“This would be laughable if it weren't a total tragedy. Has this country of ours really sunk this low? Do you need more proof that in the end there isn't a difference between political parties when it comes to starting wars. So you lose all your privacy in the name of national security,
and now we will back the AL Qaeda rebels in Syria. How pathetic to trot out Boehner, McCain, and their ilk to support POTUS.”
“I love, love, love, Bryan Ferry. This is a nice photo. I love Jerry Hall too.
Bryan has just split from much younger wife of 19 months, Amanda Sheppard.
Poor guy - he is the ultimate romantic man, but things never seem to work out for him
in this area.”
“It is time to turn the war machine off. Hold their feet to the fire. Don't let Obama get away with another Iraq. Don't let him decide he can run his own war in spite of the huge majority of citizens' disapproval. This stinks to high heaven. Dennis Kucinich said it well when he said now Al Qaeda will have its own air force i.e. - ours! Wake up Americans, and don't let this happen!”
dickddudna on Sep 2, 2013 at 15:20:44
“Yeah and those same Americans voted in favor of Iraq! So excuse me if I discount polls - how many people in those polls even know where Syria is? Next, Syria, no matter who is in charge, cannot do a d*mn thing to the US -- this is a joystick fight (if you can call it that) for us and one if we really wanted to could remove Assad from power -- that is, no boots on the ground needed (this is the way the US will flex it's muscles in future conflicts - the lessons of Iraq and Afghanistan will not be easily forgotten). As for bad guys, both sides have them. Who do you think is backing Assad?”