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John McCain: Congressional Vote Against Military Action In Syria Would Be 'Catastrophic'

John McCain: Congressional Vote Against Military Action In Syria Would Be 'Catastrophic'

Commented Sep 2, 2013 at 17:19:07 in Politics

“Kerry & McCain have been together on foreign policy since their shameful POW/MIA hearings about 20 years ago, when they suppressed crucial evidence, and now they run foreign policy for their respective parties.”
John Kerry: Evidence Of Sarin Gas Used In Syria, U.S. 'Case Is Building' For Strike

John Kerry: Evidence Of Sarin Gas Used In Syria, U.S. 'Case Is Building' For Strike

Commented Sep 1, 2013 at 13:33:45 in Politics

“Beware of anything said about war coming out of the mouth of John Kerry. He lost the presidential election largely because of his questionable claims regarding his service in Vietnam. Also, that wasn't half as bad as something that was largely ignored at that time, and that was his chairmanship of the Senate Select Committee on MIA's a decade earlier. He and McCain clearly worked together to block out any evidence that would point clearly to surviving POW's that would create general embarrassment for the government regardless of political affiliation. He blocked persuasive evidence that the committee's own chief counsel, John McCreary, wanted to present and also evidence that Gen. Jan Sejna, the Cold War's highest-ranking defector, was ready to present. I don't know how this disgraceful record might pertain to his latest saber-rattling -- but beware.”
Why One Dad Encourages His Sons To Play With Dolls (VIDEO)

Why One Dad Encourages His Sons To Play With Dolls (VIDEO)

Commented Aug 31, 2013 at 11:58:19 in Parents

“Much of the social breakdown occurring these days is related to men failing to appreciate the gender-based strengths of women and women failing to appreciate the gender-based strengths of men. Just because there can be overlap doesn't mean that nature plays no role in our psychology as it pertains to gender, as brain science and recent social science are making increasingly clear. For one thing, the widespread idea that men are unnecessary and only worthy of sitcom put-downs has contributed to the fatherlessness that, in turn, is a major causal factor in teen pregnancy and male criminality.”
Cliteracy 101: Artist Sophia Wallace Wants You To Know The Truth About The Clitoris

Cliteracy 101: Artist Sophia Wallace Wants You To Know The Truth About The Clitoris

Commented Aug 31, 2013 at 11:07:18 in Women

“Look how art is progressing! Back in the old days all we had was Chartres Cathedral and the Sistine Chapel -- but now we have this.”
Women Warriors: 27 Females Kicking Ass On TV

Women Warriors: 27 Females Kicking Ass On TV

Commented Aug 30, 2013 at 10:10:49 in Crime

“The white knights are nonexistent because true masculinity (i.e., self-sacrificial masculinity, the kind that will go down with the ship in place of those they love, if necessary) isn't being affirmed or taken seriously either. That has to change.  As for women fighting, well, gentleness, empathy, and sensitivity are a battle also, because our natural inclinations are toward self-centeredness in its many manifestations.”

pattileigh on Aug 31, 2013 at 09:19:34

“Okay you do have a point then!”
Women Warriors: 27 Females Kicking Ass On TV

Women Warriors: 27 Females Kicking Ass On TV

Commented Aug 28, 2013 at 21:45:21 in Crime

“gentleness, empathy, and sensitivity”
Women Warriors: 27 Females Kicking Ass On TV

Women Warriors: 27 Females Kicking Ass On TV

Commented Aug 28, 2013 at 18:58:57 in Crime

“Why don't people think that femininity is worth celebrating anymore? The paradox of feminism is that it celebrates the masculine.”

pattileigh on Aug 29, 2013 at 08:51:52

“I don't get your point? Ladies should sit back and let the non-existent white knights save them? Historically, women do fight.”
JPMorgan Chase Would Be Worth More If It Were Broken Up: Analyst

JPMorgan Chase Would Be Worth More If It Were Broken Up: Analyst

Commented Aug 26, 2013 at 21:22:46 in Business

“Sorry to have been unclear.  I didn't mean to imply that the mere size made it more risky but that if risky trading or other activities caused it to fail then the sheer size would place us all be at risk.”
JPMorgan Chase Would Be Worth More If It Were Broken Up: Analyst

JPMorgan Chase Would Be Worth More If It Were Broken Up: Analyst

Commented Aug 26, 2013 at 20:11:23 in Business

“If the top 6 banks's assets are worth about 2/3 of our GDP (up from 1/6) 30 years ago, then the whole country would be worth more by breaking them up because they're in danger of bankrupting us all with their trading activities.”

T-Haight on Aug 26, 2013 at 20:47:58

“Eh, your conclusion may be valid, but your logic doesn't hold.

Just because a bank has a large portfolio doesn't make it a risk; risky investments make it a risk. If their underlying assets are worth most of (or preferably all of) what their liabilities are, then the bank doesn't pose any great risk. The problem is when they leverage themselves to the hilt and find their assets don't come near covering their liabilities.”
Lady Gaga Wears Lace Bra, High-Waisted Pants In NYC

Lady Gaga Wears Lace Bra, High-Waisted Pants In NYC

Commented Aug 25, 2013 at 19:48:50 in Celebrity

“Well, she forgot her shirt. These things happen. Yesterday, I walked out the door without my cellphone.”
Kat Cole, Cinnabon CEO, On Her Journey From Waitress To The C-Suite By 32

Kat Cole, Cinnabon CEO, On Her Journey From Waitress To The C-Suite By 32

Commented Aug 23, 2013 at 16:53:07 in Women

“Lets hear a success story about someone who left the office to take care of a cute baby.”
Jerry Brown Considers Prison Alliance Between Private Company, Union

Jerry Brown Considers Prison Alliance Between Private Company, Union

Commented Aug 22, 2013 at 22:10:16 in Politics

“Then bring in the religious left.”
Jerry Brown Considers Prison Alliance Between Private Company, Union

Jerry Brown Considers Prison Alliance Between Private Company, Union

Commented Aug 22, 2013 at 19:49:49 in Politics

“Citizens should pour resources into religious education for young people who are increasingly prone to create the fatherless children who make up over 80% of the prison population.”

Good sound on Aug 22, 2013 at 19:51:24

“The religious right created this problem..No thanks”
The Hidden Talents Of Wildly Successful Women

The Hidden Talents Of Wildly Successful Women

Commented Aug 20, 2013 at 21:59:51 in Women

“I've just been with a wildly successful woman -- successful at the world's most important job, taking good loving care of her daughter.”

copper2theWind on Aug 21, 2013 at 16:31:15

“what a nice thing to say.”
Gorgeous Portraits Capture The Feminine Side Of Masculinity (PHOTOS)

Gorgeous Portraits Capture The Feminine Side Of Masculinity (PHOTOS)

Commented Aug 20, 2013 at 16:29:37 in Arts

“Brain science & neuroscience are now moving strongly toward making real distinctions between the genders -- away from the ideology of blurring them -- and not at all to the disadvantage of women.”
Lee Thompson Young Dead: Disney's 'The Famous Jett Jackson' Star Dies At 29 (UPDATE)

Lee Thompson Young Dead: Disney's 'The Famous Jett Jackson' Star Dies At 29 (UPDATE)

Commented Aug 20, 2013 at 08:45:07 in Celebrity

“I know a man who came out of depression by repeating to himself every minute, all day long: "Thank you, Father, for power, love, and soundness of mind." He accepted that promise as a done deal, no matter how he felt. He made a decision and kept affirming the decision. Finally he said he saw a "patch of blue" in the overcast sky of his mind, and so he persevered in his affirmation until the "sky" was completely clear and often repeated it after that as a preventive measure.”
Ex-JPMorgan Employees To Be Arrested Over 'London Whale' Scandal: Report

Ex-JPMorgan Employees To Be Arrested Over 'London Whale' Scandal: Report

Commented Aug 10, 2013 at 08:46:48 in Business

“This news is even better than the "lifestyle lift" promised in the adjacent ad.”
Dola Indidis, Kenyan Lawyer, Seeks To Overturn Jesus' Conviction 2,000 Years Later

Dola Indidis, Kenyan Lawyer, Seeks To Overturn Jesus' Conviction 2,000 Years Later

Commented Aug 9, 2013 at 08:42:10 in Religion

“The rulers of that era, and their thoughts, have been forgotten, while those of a humble group of fishermen from a despised corner of that empire are read out in millions of places every week.”

Mike169 on Aug 9, 2013 at 14:00:44

“No they haven't been except maybe to christians who have forgotten even what christianity is.”
Dola Indidis, Kenyan Lawyer, Seeks To Overturn Jesus' Conviction 2,000 Years Later

Dola Indidis, Kenyan Lawyer, Seeks To Overturn Jesus' Conviction 2,000 Years Later

Commented Aug 7, 2013 at 21:54:30 in Religion

“Those who witnessed the Resurrection went out and effected the transformation of classical antiquity within a short period of time.”

Mike169 on Aug 8, 2013 at 23:50:44

“It took over 300 years and it took the force of an emperor to give it muscle.”
Dola Indidis, Kenyan Lawyer, Seeks To Overturn Jesus' Conviction 2,000 Years Later

Dola Indidis, Kenyan Lawyer, Seeks To Overturn Jesus' Conviction 2,000 Years Later

Commented Aug 7, 2013 at 16:10:34 in Religion

“He died for the sins of all humanity and is now therefore the means by which we can be cleansed now.”

Mike169 on Aug 7, 2013 at 18:26:28

“You know not everyone believes as you do about Jesus or don't believe in him at all for that matter. Some people don't even believe he existed. Believing in a god who came about as a result of some kind of sexual relation with one of his critters is common in every pagan religion. Gods can't seem to keep their hands and other body parts off human women.”
Dola Indidis, Kenyan Lawyer, Seeks To Overturn Jesus' Conviction 2,000 Years Later

Dola Indidis, Kenyan Lawyer, Seeks To Overturn Jesus' Conviction 2,000 Years Later

Commented Aug 7, 2013 at 07:11:05 in Religion

“For the Christian the Atonement, the Cross, is the basis of salvation. To reverse the conviction would be to remove the basis of salvation.”

notalatterdaysaint on Aug 7, 2013 at 07:41:28

“pretty much. Perhaps that is his REAL motivation?”

Mike169 on Aug 7, 2013 at 07:29:19

“Just whose sins did Jesus die for? Perhaps his execution was not to save mankind but because he actually posed a threat to Roman authority. In which case his death may have been for something he did not what we were going to do in the future. At least it would make more sense.”
Michael Lewis: Authorities' Response To The Financial Crisis 'Bizarre'

Michael Lewis: Authorities' Response To The Financial Crisis 'Bizarre'

Commented Aug 6, 2013 at 14:05:48 in Business

“I think there are plenty that would throw away millions but be mortified if their daughters thought they were scoundrels.”
Larry Summers' Enron Connection Is Yet Another Reason Not To Make Him Fed Chairman

Larry Summers' Enron Connection Is Yet Another Reason Not To Make Him Fed Chairman

Commented Aug 6, 2013 at 14:04:41 in Business

“Occupy Wall Street should adopt the goal of searching every rabbit hole and embarrassing the rabbits.”
Larry Summers' Enron Connection Is Yet Another Reason Not To Make Him Fed Chairman

Larry Summers' Enron Connection Is Yet Another Reason Not To Make Him Fed Chairman

Commented Aug 6, 2013 at 11:32:56 in Business

“That is what has to be corrected by a reinstatement of Glass-Steagall or at least the Volcker Rule.  In addition, I even wonder whether we have to take a second look at the geographical deregulation that took place in the 80s.”

Terri Skau on Aug 6, 2013 at 11:41:49

“But this is where the problem begins they've been intertwined since Nov. 1999 and going back to my above post...we have a rabbits warren and no idea how many bunnies are down the hole... :-))”
Larry Summers' Enron Connection Is Yet Another Reason Not To Make Him Fed Chairman

Larry Summers' Enron Connection Is Yet Another Reason Not To Make Him Fed Chairman

Commented Aug 6, 2013 at 10:33:42 in Business

“And yet the president has the power to appoint the head of the Fed and should choose someone whose philosophy favors interest rates and other requirements that don't allow the megabanks to increase in size.”

Terri Skau on Aug 6, 2013 at 10:49:43

“They are already megabanks...that's the problem...when they allowed investment/commercial banks to become one entity....This is the problem I see... Capital is so intertwined, and they've done it on purpose that they cannot segregate themselves. Because of this, banks have insulated themselves from being dismantled in the face of a financial crisis, because their funds have become so intermingled it has become difficult for them to separate the investment banking side from their commercial banking side. So if you look at it this way, we have a rabbits warren and no idea how many bunnies are down the hole...”
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