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Russell Brand Calls On 50,000 Protesters To Stage 'Joyful Revolution'

Russell Brand Calls On 50,000 Protesters To Stage 'Joyful Revolution'

Commented Jun 22, 2014 at 16:42:19 in UK

“Russel Brand another multi millionaire who's getting rich off the 99% while trashing the 1% - of which he's a full fledged member.”
Nancy Pelosi Names 5 Democrats To Benghazi Committee (UPDATE)

Nancy Pelosi Names 5 Democrats To Benghazi Committee (UPDATE)

Commented May 22, 2014 at 17:48:23 in Politics

“Pelosi continues to be divisive with her inflammatory rhetoric - The reason this needs to be done is because Obama and Clinton lied about WHY the attack happened for weeks after - they lied, they are liars - and we shouldn't elect Clinton to the Presidency when she is so capable of such a bold face lie where American citizens died!”

glockenspiel323 on May 22, 2014 at 20:06:41

“remember this funny cartoon by Gary Trudeau? A reporter interviewing a terrorist during the bush admin. Reporter to terrorist: "why do you keep attacking us"" Terrorrist answer to reporter: "Bush said the bring it on". Reporter says: "that was a couple of months ago, why wait so long"? Terrorrist says: "we had to translate this for our leaders multiple times, they just could not believe it",”

Daniel Kemetick on May 22, 2014 at 18:21:12

“Where were you when:
1) A grand total of 60 US embassy employees were killed, including 4 ambassadors during the Bush administration?
2) When a grand total of 341 marines were killed in Beirut in 3 separate attacks?
3) when thousands of Americans were dying because of shady practices of health insurance companies?
The time has come, my friend, for you to stop being so grandiose about caring about 4 dead Americans when it seems to me your side is using their deaths to score political points and not really caring about what their families need.”
Portland Divests From Walmart

Portland Divests From Walmart

Commented May 18, 2014 at 16:06:41 in Business

“Oh right, at Target you just get your credit card information stolen! Walmart is a great place for the middle class - they can get good products at a good price - isn't the middle class getting squeezed enough by the liberals agenda? I mean everyone can't buy organic! Shop where you want, but I think Walmart is good for the average guy!”

Wonder Woman7 on May 18, 2014 at 16:56:54

“Every Walmart store costs taxpayers an average of a million dollars per year in public assistance benefits like food stamps and Medicaid because they don't pay their workers a living wage.”
Democrat Says Challenge From The President On Obamacare Is 'Irrelevant'

Democrat Says Challenge From The President On Obamacare Is 'Irrelevant'

Commented May 3, 2014 at 12:43:42 in Politics

“The reason Democrats will lose the Senate in November is because none of them can convince Obama about anything. He's fundamentally changing America into a Banana Republic and he won't let anyone get in his way.”

libnproudof it on May 3, 2014 at 18:54:01

“Sorry Bush already did that!”
Obama: There Have Been 'Significant' Problems With The Death Penalty

Obama: There Have Been 'Significant' Problems With The Death Penalty

Commented May 2, 2014 at 16:35:20 in Politics

“I think it's extremely troubling that Clayton Lockett kidnapped, beat, strangled and buried his victim (a white woman) alive. He deserved the death penalty - don't forget the real victim here. This article doesn't even mention the victim!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
Pope Francis: 'Inequality Is The Root Of Social Evil'

Pope Francis: 'Inequality Is The Root Of Social Evil'

Commented Apr 28, 2014 at 21:40:55 in Business

“Christ said "the poor will always be with you" this is humanity, we are all different, income equality is a myth some people don't care about money or possessions, for others, it's what drives them. I think greed and envy are the root of social evil. I have no problem with a successful person who uses their success wisely and humanely, I do have a problem with a person who envies the successful person simply because they are successful.”

MarcEdward on Apr 28, 2014 at 22:13:42

“Yes the poor will always be with us, BUT how we will all be judged is "how you treated the least among thee", and that applies to nations. If we treat are indifferent to the needs of those least among us, as a nation we are damned.
If you believe Jesus that is.”

Frabjous Day on Apr 28, 2014 at 21:52:50

“So... let me see if I'm interpreting your argument correctly... Say you've got a family with upwards of 100 billion dollars in personal wealth. That family is "successful" in your view. They're A-OK.

Meanwhile you've got another family working for the first one who are paid so little they require food stamps to get by and they're unhappy about that situation. They're the ones who are guilty of "greed and envy". They're the problem.

Is that what you're saying? And if so, does it really make sense to you?”
'I Was Sentenced To Life In Prison -- And Then I Got A Second Chance'

'I Was Sentenced To Life In Prison -- And Then I Got A Second Chance'

Commented Apr 23, 2014 at 11:10:20 in Politics

“Drugs destroy many lives in America every day - not only the person taking the drug but the families dealing with the addict.”
CBO: Obamacare Will Cost Less Than Projected, Cover 12 Million Uninsured People This Year

CBO: Obamacare Will Cost Less Than Projected, Cover 12 Million Uninsured People This Year

Commented Apr 16, 2014 at 14:18:47 in Politics

“Why should we believe any statistics that come out of Obama's administration? He's lied to us from the beginning. Healthcare for all is a good thing, but with most of the people buying into this plan having been those who got cancelled from their old plans BECAUSE of this bill, I don't think that's healthcare for all, that's healthcare for people we say should pay what we think they should pay and have what we think they should have. There are those saying after years 30 million Americans will still be uninsured - so what's the point?”

Tommygun264 on Apr 17, 2014 at 00:20:57

“The statistics are NOT from the Obama administration. They are from the NONPARTISAN CBO - the same CBO righties were claiming was beyond reproach back when another CBO report was misquoted as saying the ACA would cost 2 million American jobs. Of course when the misquotes were corrected & it turned out the report said up to 2 million Americans who don't want to work will be able to leave their jobs, opening up 2 million jobs for Americans who want and need jobs, righties went back to scoffing. You only succeed in embarrassing yourself when you make false statements conflating the CBO with the Obama administration.”

Rick4646 on Apr 16, 2014 at 20:45:36

“the uninsured rate went down 2.5%, according to gallup, polls because of this law, so your "concern" over those whose policy got cancelled should be put to rest”
Bill O'Reilly Says Conservatives Won't Watch Stephen Colbert

Bill O'Reilly Says Conservatives Won't Watch Stephen Colbert

Commented Apr 16, 2014 at 14:12:56 in Media

“Of course CBS chose Colbert - they needed to keep the Soros money coming in.”
A Secret Society On Wall Street Has Tremendous Influence Over Colleges Nationwide

A Secret Society On Wall Street Has Tremendous Influence Over Colleges Nationwide

Commented Apr 7, 2014 at 16:38:41 in College

“Yes, the monied run this country and Barack Obama is one of them and he has taken care of his monies buddies very nicely while lying to the middle class that he was going to help them!”

Th3TruthHurts on Apr 8, 2014 at 12:40:50

“Actually any elected official, especially big offices like the President, are elected due to the boatloads of cash that these companies and rich people throw their way to maintain power. You can blame Obama all you like but it started way before him and will continue afterwards. These are the kinds of people would sell their families if it meant more money for them.”

Vic Damico on Apr 8, 2014 at 00:55:40

“What in the hell does Obama have to do with this article?? Is that all you can come up with for a response? Leave the commenting to the adults.”

Easy does it on Apr 7, 2014 at 18:00:54

“Please, when are people going to get smart enough to not believe politicians, Democract, Republican or others”

BBackSoon on Apr 7, 2014 at 17:07:15

“So the choice was what?”
Jacquelline Fuller, Google Executive Resigns From World Vision Board Over Gay Marriage Decision

Jacquelline Fuller, Google Executive Resigns From World Vision Board Over Gay Marriage Decision

Commented Apr 7, 2014 at 13:58:33 in Religion

“Look at the destruction the militant gay movement is causing - thousands of children will be affected by this selfish action. Gays don't have to work with the organization - just go work somewhere else if you disagree with their stance on gay marriage - nobody's forcing anyone to work there!”

Rob Devitt on Apr 8, 2014 at 01:39:10

“Really, people not wanting to be discriminated against caused horrible evangelicals to cut their donations in protest. get a grip.”

Rusty Inman on Apr 7, 2014 at 15:09:56

“Interesting that you find "the militant gay movement" responsible for the failure of World Vision to live up to the Christ-like standards of unconditional love, unconditional acceptance and an unconditional commitment to apply these primary, foundational Christian qualities to an understanding of the Scripture that makes sense in the 21st-century.

Whatever you mean by "the militant gay movement," it had nothing to do with this.

World Vision is an organization I have faithfully and joyfully supported for many, many years because I believed it to have an authentic faith combined with operational integrity.

Given that, Its initial stand on marriage equality did not surprise me at all. What surprised me was the reversal of its decision---a reversal unaccompanied by any element of theological reasoning.

I believe that those who lead World Vision still think that their first decision was the right decision. But they have compromised their operational integrity in reversing that decision and, while my prayers will be with and for them, my financial support will not. There are other organizations that do equally meaningful work with hungry children the world over and I will channel my contributions through them.

World Vision has always led, not followed. This is a loss for the Christian community.”
Adolf Hitler May Have 'Unwittingly Married A Jew' When He Wed Eva Braun

Adolf Hitler May Have 'Unwittingly Married A Jew' When He Wed Eva Braun

Commented Apr 7, 2014 at 13:55:23 in Religion

“Just like Obama's NSA "unwittlingly" spyed on millions of Americans!”
The Media's Enormous Gender Problem, In One Chart

The Media's Enormous Gender Problem, In One Chart

Commented Apr 7, 2014 at 13:47:08 in Media

“It's the so called liberal mainstream media that have mostly white men at the helm - ironic in that they push Obama's liberal agenda - they may just be pushing themselves out of jobs! Ha!”
New Yorker Shows Obama Getting His Health Care Revenge On Republicans

New Yorker Shows Obama Getting His Health Care Revenge On Republicans

Commented Apr 7, 2014 at 13:44:20 in Media

“Where are you getting your statistics? There's no way healthcare costs in New York have gone down 40% because of Obamacare - you are completely making this up.”

jonpluc on Apr 7, 2014 at 14:18:00

“Seriously? At least 3 people including myself have posted multiple cites proving the claim.”
New Yorker Shows Obama Getting His Health Care Revenge On Republicans

New Yorker Shows Obama Getting His Health Care Revenge On Republicans

Commented Apr 7, 2014 at 13:42:32 in Media

“only 800,000 of the suppsed 7.1 mil (I don't believe this number) were previously uninsured - so basically, Obamacare kicked people off plans they liked and could afford and forced them onto higher deductible more expensive plans - what a joke -”

Rich Penway on Apr 8, 2014 at 13:08:01

“Yeah!!! And those who WERE insured are facing a bazillion percent increase in their premiums!”

mackbuck12 on Apr 8, 2014 at 01:31:52

“I bought insurance before the ACA. I was allowed to keep my old plan if I wanted. But using website, I was able to get a plan that was $1200 /yr cheaper. My deductible dropped from $3500 down to $1200. My co pay for seeing a doctor increased from $25 to $35. On the whole this is better than what I had before .”

Polar Shift on Apr 7, 2014 at 17:25:46

“You have NO stats to support your claims.”

Viva La Liberta on Apr 7, 2014 at 17:17:10

“"only 800,000 of the suppsed 7.1 mil (I don't believe this number) were previously uninsured..."

Wrong! At least 3.5 million people gained coverage against all the ill wishes of people like you.”

cchristi42 on Apr 7, 2014 at 15:01:38

“You believe the first number, which no doubt was pulled out of thin air, yet you don't believe the second?”

Awake-and-Sing on Apr 7, 2014 at 14:14:01

“Debunked talking point.

"Millions" of people "lost" insurance plans that they "liked".

129 million Americans with pre-existing conditions like the fact that they can no longer be discriminated against, charged more, denied coverage, have their policies capped or canceled after they get sick even more.

Women like that they can no longer be charged more than men for the same policy.

18-26 year olds like that they can remain on their parent's policies as they get started in life.

Seniors like having the Medicare donut hole closed.

The joke is on your failed ideology”

MontanaBanana on Apr 7, 2014 at 13:53:03

“The uninsured that are now insured are laughing because they feel relieved that they now have insurance. Why do you dislike people having health insurance? I'll be interested in your reasoning.”
'We're All Paying': Heroin Spreads Misery In US

'We're All Paying': Heroin Spreads Misery In US

Commented Apr 6, 2014 at 11:58:32 in Crime

“This is the result of liberalism - politicians don't even talk about drug abuse anymore - follow the money - look at unions - look at the Democrat party - as long as people in power are making money off drugs people will continue to die.”

AdamWest1313 on Apr 6, 2014 at 14:46:24

“How about you provide a coherent argument as to how liberalism is the reason. How about you provide a coherent argument as to how the pharmaceutical industry only influences Democrats. How about you provide a coherent argument as to how conservatism has had no effect on this. Last time I checked, it's the left that wants regulation.”

Taper123 on Apr 6, 2014 at 12:55:24

“Conservatives pass many of the laws that have created this problem. It's not a liberal/conservative issue though. It's accepting the fact that the drug war and the policies it has put in place have caused more harm than good.

So wantng to continue the same policies we have in place will get the same result. Your just looking for someone to blame, instead of facing the reality that the drug war is a failure, and the direct cause of some of these problems.

As one conservative once said, if your not part of the solution, your part of the problem.”
Michele Bachmann Floats New Benghazi Conspiracy Theory

Michele Bachmann Floats New Benghazi Conspiracy Theory

Commented Apr 4, 2014 at 12:00:38 in Politics

“Hillary Clinton would be a terrible President - she was a terrible Secretary of State and on top of it she's too old and looks it.”

aballantine1 on Apr 4, 2014 at 16:51:06

“So, dopey, who would you vote for?

Make sure your 'good looking' person has some actual ability. Ooops - guess you don't have anyone in the dopey party to pick.”

Lf Resident on Apr 4, 2014 at 13:23:20

“McCain and Palin would've been a good choice you think?”

Edwin Moore on Apr 4, 2014 at 12:32:32

“I take it you voted for McCain? What about his age and looks?”
Senate Committee Approves CIA Torture Report For Release, Focus Moves To White House

Senate Committee Approves CIA Torture Report For Release, Focus Moves To White House

Commented Apr 4, 2014 at 11:29:18 in Politics

“Harry Reid continues to torture all Americans on the floor of the Senate on a daily basis! Who's going to investigate that?”
IMF Issues Income Inequality Warning, Suggests Ways To Slow It

IMF Issues Income Inequality Warning, Suggests Ways To Slow It

Commented Mar 14, 2014 at 12:00:23 in Business

“First of all, you have to have a job to begin with - my question to Obama, Pelosi and Reid is "Where are the jobs"? Their policies and politics have hurt our economy, not income inequality and they are trying to change the subject because they know it's actually what they've been doing and what they haven't done that's stagnated the economy.”

Dad2three on Mar 14, 2014 at 18:35:50

“Bush lost 673,00+ PRIVATE sector jobs in 8 years, gave US 2 UNFUNDED tax cuts that drained the treasury WHILE he went to 2 UNFUNDED wars and gave US UNFUNDED Medicare expansion. Remember the hole Bush left US in?

Since Obama has came into office, 4.8+ MILLION PRIVATE SECTOR JOBS have been created (ACTUALLY 9+ million if you start from March 2010 when his policies kicked in)

BUT IT'S THE DEMS POLICIES THAT FAIL? LOL”
Obama Pushes Obamacare Enrollment On 'Between Two Ferns' With Zach Galifianakis

Obama Pushes Obamacare Enrollment On 'Between Two Ferns' With Zach Galifianakis

Commented Mar 13, 2014 at 15:14:52 in Politics

“Republicans have come up with alternatives, but Harry Reid and Obama will never work with them to improve the law, that would mean their law was a failure. I don't know where you are getting your numbers, but they have not signed up 14 million people. They've signed up 4.2 million people, many in Medicaid. ONly 27% of the 4.2 million were uninsured before and 1 in 5 who've signed up haven't paid any premiums yet. The law is a failure. Its rollout was disasterous because once again the Democrats used a crony software company to build the system and once again, wasted millions of taxpayer dollars. Have you heard of the death spiral in insurance? Look it up - that's what will happen to Obamacare if they don't get 48% of the applicants in the younger healthier age brackets, so far only 25% are in this bracket.”

Mark Hirsh on Mar 13, 2014 at 15:23:36

“See the link I provided - http://www.acasignups.net/graph

In MA it took a few years but they achieved over 90% coverage and young people signed up in droves.

Repubs have NOT proposed alternatives- find me a link or an article. When challenged they mutter about selling across state lines and HSA's - all good ideas but drops in the ocean of what needs to be done to get everyone covered and reduce costs which the ACA - despite what you read - has already begun to address.”
Obama Pushes Obamacare Enrollment On 'Between Two Ferns' With Zach Galifianakis

Obama Pushes Obamacare Enrollment On 'Between Two Ferns' With Zach Galifianakis

Commented Mar 13, 2014 at 14:50:16 in Politics

“Okay, you can argue about Obamacare all you want from the standpoint of it being the answer for people but I was discussing the fact he did this comedy act that wasn't funny and was actually embarrassing and in the end looked pretty desperate. By the way, I don't agree with Obamacare - there are better ways to deliver healthcare coverage to the uninsured and if you knew what you were talking about you'd realize that the uninsured aren't signing up, it's people Obama forced insurance carriers to cancel for the most part who are buying in to the exchanges, not the uninsured. Only 27% were uninsured previously - adds up to failure!”

Mark Hirsh on Mar 13, 2014 at 15:01:58

“Better ways? The Repubs have been promising an alternative plan for 3 years now but have come up with nothing.

The ACA has successfully flattened the healthcare cost curve and signed up almost 14M people - not bad for a rocky start, Did we expect to solve these huge problems in a year or 2?

http://www.acasignups.net/graph

and

"The Affordable Care Act is an important factor contributing to slow growth in spending per beneficiary in 2011 and 2012, and is the primary cause of the projections of continued slow growth over the next decade".
http://aspe.hhs.gov/health/reports/2013/medicarespendinggrowth/ib.cfm
Obama Pushes Obamacare Enrollment On 'Between Two Ferns' With Zach Galifianakis

Obama Pushes Obamacare Enrollment On 'Between Two Ferns' With Zach Galifianakis

Commented Mar 13, 2014 at 14:15:12 in Politics

“Honey, you can spin this in whatever way makes you feel "utopic" but it was still not funny and it still made him look foolish!”

Kiddy Kat on Mar 13, 2014 at 14:31:27

“hahaha, a guy who disparaged me earlier for my views, faved my comment because he agrees with me and you patronize me and call me honey because you don't agree with me. and neither of you understood what i wrote. hahahaha”
Obama Pushes Obamacare Enrollment On 'Between Two Ferns' With Zach Galifianakis

Obama Pushes Obamacare Enrollment On 'Between Two Ferns' With Zach Galifianakis

Commented Mar 13, 2014 at 13:10:59 in Politics

“It was cringe worthy watching this - it wasn't funny and actually, it embarrassed me that Obama did it - it's really bringing the office of the President down to a whole new low!”

happyjoker on Mar 13, 2014 at 22:57:10

“Just goes to show that wingers are a bunch of angry, bitter, humorless oldcoots.”

Randall Stevens Was Here on Mar 13, 2014 at 18:20:36

“Who are your favorite comedians?

Just curious about your sense of humor.”

Mark Hirsh on Mar 13, 2014 at 14:36:59

“Really? Millions of young people are one illness or injury away from financial ruin as well as forgoing preventive care - a situation NO other developed country would tolerate, and Pres. Obama is trying to do something about it unlike his opponents.”

Kiddy Kat on Mar 13, 2014 at 13:56:40

“He has shown he is smart enough to go where the voters are. He wants to reach those who are able to carry the party into the next generation. The Obama's do not operate in traditional roles and it has worked for them in a society that is moving away from what is viewed as dsytopic and embracing what it feels is more utopic. We saw this before, it was called the 1960s but the music was better.”
Senators Okay With Spying On Citizens, But Outraged It Happened To Congress

Senators Okay With Spying On Citizens, But Outraged It Happened To Congress

Commented Mar 13, 2014 at 13:09:06 in Politics

“Feinstein and Boxer - two people living in their own little worlds - and the American people aren't even in the same galaxy!”
Obama: Russia Could Face 'Costs' Over Ukraine Actions

Obama: Russia Could Face 'Costs' Over Ukraine Actions

Commented Mar 13, 2014 at 13:07:04 in Politics

“"If you like your healthcare plan, you can keep your healthcare plan, period.", " If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor, period". "The Benghazi attack was the result of a spontaneous demonstration that arose out of a video". As long as Obama keeps lying to the American people, why should anyone believe anything he says?”
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