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This Airline Is Saying Goodbye To Reclining Seats

This Airline Is Saying Goodbye To Reclining Seats

Commented Jun 3, 2014 at 09:34:16 in Travel

“Next step - cattle cars. Chevaux 9, Hommes 40.”
On Inequality Denial

On Inequality Denial

Commented Jun 3, 2014 at 09:26:36 in Business

“Arrogant are we?”

WESmith on Jun 4, 2014 at 08:25:21

“I really didn't know what OPTP was and googled it. Now I realize it was suppose to be GOPTP, a very small segment of the GOP.”

WESmith on Jun 3, 2014 at 15:16:23

“What does your religious judgement of me have to do with the topic at hand?

If you re-read my comment it was about arrogance.

I still don't Know what OPTP is.”
On Inequality Denial

On Inequality Denial

Commented Jun 2, 2014 at 14:25:15 in Business

“It didn't work so good then either. Are there no work houses? Are there no prisons? Sounds like current optp domestic policy.”

WESmith on Jun 3, 2014 at 21:10:19

“Sorry, I am slow. Now I assume that you meant to type goptp and in your hurry to mesh the gop and the tp into one, a typo appeared. The gop and th tp don't actually get along very well together. That is to the advantage of the demlwr.”

WESmith on Jun 2, 2014 at 14:59:18

“Actually none of humans' societies have worked. There are always those people that believe that the universe revolves around them.
Outpatient Psychotherapy Training Program (OPTP) ?????”
On Inequality Denial

On Inequality Denial

Commented Jun 2, 2014 at 09:25:56 in Business

“When the middle class finally disappears then, for better or worse, communism will rear its ugly head once again. Lenin was was definitely wrong but perhaps Marx was incredibly prescient.”

Jerseytime on Jun 2, 2014 at 13:28:17

“Its why FDR is regarded by many historians as "the savior of capitalism".”

John LaVoy on Jun 2, 2014 at 11:25:48

“I have been saying for quite some time that the best advocates for Marxist theory are actually modern conservatives. Marx predicted unfettered capitalism would produce vast inequality; we see it happening now and conservatives think it's just Jim Dandy:they are teh real Marxists.

Andit has occurred to me that Piketty's formulation of R>G creating inequality is actually the mechanism driving the economic history MArx described.”

Allthosewhowander on Jun 2, 2014 at 10:20:43

“Seems that Marx was pretty accurate in his analysis of the impacts of unfettered capitalism and "fictitious capital".”
On Inequality Denial

On Inequality Denial

Commented Jun 2, 2014 at 09:22:58 in Business

“And what metrics, my dear fellow, do you use to measure "supremacy"? I recall that sort of thinking was quite popular in the 1930s. It didn't work out well for humanity.”

WESmith on Jun 3, 2014 at 21:06:33

“That mustachioed man in the 1930s and his worker's union protested their version of Wall Street. 17 of them were killed. But this guy continued, telling the people what they wanted to hear, that they could get rid of the White Europeans that had subjugated their race for decades. That they could get rid of the evil aristocracy, the rich. That they could rid the country of those religious people that caused every bad thing that had ever happened in the world. That they could have jobs and not be poor anymore. That they could have a national healthcare system that treated everyone equally. And finally, education for all of the youth so that they could create a proud race of (the "A" word).”

Andrew956 on Jun 2, 2014 at 10:47:29

“actually social Darwinsim was in vogue in the 1870's”
Faith Leaders Condemn States Blocking Medicaid Expansion: 'This Is People's Lives At Stake'

Faith Leaders Condemn States Blocking Medicaid Expansion: 'This Is People's Lives At Stake'

Commented May 30, 2014 at 09:12:04 in Politics

“Of course the goptp are Christians. They want poor people to meet Jesus as soon as possible.”
NSA Releases Edward Snowden Email To Push Back At Whistleblower Claim

NSA Releases Edward Snowden Email To Push Back At Whistleblower Claim

Commented May 29, 2014 at 16:55:14 in Politics

“Methinks snowden would like to return to America, perhaps spend a short time in prison then write a book and live off the proceeds. But, just like his "whistleblower antics" he has not quite thought this thing through.”
John Boehner: 'I'm Not Qualified To Debate The Science Over Climate Change'

John Boehner: 'I'm Not Qualified To Debate The Science Over Climate Change'

Commented May 29, 2014 at 16:46:06 in Politics

“What do you mean Boehner "plays" dumb?”
Edward Snowden: I Have No Relationship With Russia

Edward Snowden: I Have No Relationship With Russia

Commented May 29, 2014 at 09:39:25 in Politics

“Not so sure. After all, Snowden hasn't said anything nice about Russia at all and Russia has been trying to play nicer over Ukraine lately. They may hand Snowden over in a deal to lift some the sanctions imposed on their oligarchs.”

Nunyabeezwaxduh on May 29, 2014 at 09:45:02

“perhaps, either way he's a bargaining chip now.”
Edward Snowden Reflects On 9/11: 'I Take The Threat Of Terrorism Seriously'

Edward Snowden Reflects On 9/11: 'I Take The Threat Of Terrorism Seriously'

Commented May 29, 2014 at 09:11:07 in Politics

“Media blitz in preparation for repatriation after visa expiration no doubt.”
Edward Snowden: I Have No Relationship With Russia

Edward Snowden: I Have No Relationship With Russia

Commented May 29, 2014 at 09:04:46 in Politics

“I believe that Putin has no interest in poor little Edward. All major powers are involved in cyberspying. Russia and China both knew they were being spied upon even as they both spy on us. Now that Edward told the whole world how he has become irrelevant. I wonder what will happen when his visa expires?”

Nunyabeezwaxduh on May 29, 2014 at 09:26:18

“he'll re-apply and since the US and Russia are at it over the Ukraine he'll probably get another year”
Edward Snowden Says The U.S. Stranded Him In Russia

Edward Snowden Says The U.S. Stranded Him In Russia

Commented May 28, 2014 at 14:11:23 in Politics

“Craeful Edward. Putin might find out you don't like Russia. Then he might not renew your passport. Then it's back to the airport,”
Gun Violence Killed At Least 80 People The Week Prior To Elliot Rodger's Rampage

Gun Violence Killed At Least 80 People The Week Prior To Elliot Rodger's Rampage

Commented May 28, 2014 at 11:45:17 in Politics

“Listen to Lennon' song if you are too young to be familiar. Then you'll better understand my viewpoint. Been to gun ranges and they are boring.”
Edward Snowden Says The U.S. Stranded Him In Russia

Edward Snowden Says The U.S. Stranded Him In Russia

Commented May 28, 2014 at 09:04:50 in Politics

“So now he claims that he was a spy for the US and he revealed state secrets. 50 shades of Ames and Hansen - but far less clever.”

marcell449 on May 28, 2014 at 09:32:09

“I think I read somewhere that he stole the password of someone with higher clearance to get some of the info he released. .but he says he was trained as a spy.....seems more like a theft to me.”

Noodle Head on May 28, 2014 at 09:12:07

“One tinsy tiny difference. Ames or Hansen never went to the press, they went to their respective handlers. Hence the difference between spies and whistleblowers. But then again you might be right seeing how the US Gov sees the law abiding Americans as potential terrorists to be spied on (without being told). So by giving information to the American people he was giving information to the enemy.”
Gun Violence Killed At Least 80 People The Week Prior To Elliot Rodger's Rampage

Gun Violence Killed At Least 80 People The Week Prior To Elliot Rodger's Rampage

Commented May 28, 2014 at 08:59:20 in Politics

“How to define the infantilism of guys like Joe the plumber and other rabid gun guys? Quote John Lennon:"Happines is a warm gun. Bang, bang! Shoot shoot!".”

zeaken on May 28, 2014 at 09:30:59

“although basic, have you even been at a range and shot a gun till you have a nice warm barrel and not found yourself a little bit happier?”
George W. Bush Undergoes Knee Replacement Surgery

George W. Bush Undergoes Knee Replacement Surgery

Commented May 27, 2014 at 14:11:47 in Politics

“Really? Oh my.”
Texas Runoff Election Could Be The End Of The Road For David Dewhurst

Texas Runoff Election Could Be The End Of The Road For David Dewhurst

Commented May 27, 2014 at 13:34:08 in Politics

“As a Texan I can say that when the rest of the world wakes up its 2014 but in rural Texas - well they can't count that high.”
9 Ways China Could Blow It

9 Ways China Could Blow It

Commented May 27, 2014 at 08:53:36 in Politics

“Agreed. But to add insult to injury China owns our debt ie they own us. When China burps we have to listen. It's that simple. Also because of this simple reason the sun is now setting on American hegemony.”
9 Ways China Could Blow It

9 Ways China Could Blow It

Commented May 27, 2014 at 08:49:43 in Politics

“China's biggest problem in the not-so-distant future is a lack of fresh water. Much of the north is essentially desert. Although I am far from an expert in this field I would be willing to bet that many water sources are already quite polluted given China's negligence with respect to environmental husbandry. Water tables are falling and the diversionary canals currently being built maybe ineffective and harmful in the long run.”
Civil Liberties Endure Nightmarish Week In Congress

Civil Liberties Endure Nightmarish Week In Congress

Commented May 26, 2014 at 12:33:50 in Politics

“Only in America is 1% > 44%. OK, maybe that's true in Russa too.”
Civil Liberties Endure Nightmarish Week In Congress

Civil Liberties Endure Nightmarish Week In Congress

Commented May 26, 2014 at 12:32:17 in Politics

“All American's are equal except for the 1% which is more equal than others.”
Lawmaker: Gay State Rep. Mike Fleck Should Have Stayed In The Closet

Lawmaker: Gay State Rep. Mike Fleck Should Have Stayed In The Closet

Commented May 26, 2014 at 12:29:25 in Politics

“He should change his party afiliation. . Whay is he doing amongst people who won't accept him?”
Veterans Groups Rip Into Sen. Richard Burr For Questioning Their Priorities

Veterans Groups Rip Into Sen. Richard Burr For Questioning Their Priorities

Commented May 26, 2014 at 12:22:28 in Politics

“It is clear that Senater Burr excels at only at feathering his nest. Caring for Veterans - not so much.”
Why We Fell For 'Barefoot' Shoes

Why We Fell For 'Barefoot' Shoes

Commented May 23, 2014 at 21:34:22 in Business

“Does anyone remember earth shoes? Same thing.”
College Student Alyssa Funke Commits Suicide Following Cyberbullying Over Porn

College Student Alyssa Funke Commits Suicide Following Cyberbullying Over Porn

Commented May 23, 2014 at 10:09:12 in College

“Like members of the world's oldest profession, porn actors need to realise that there is and always will be a double standard that they have to be prepared to confront as they commit to that lifestyle. Furthermore , anyone who persues a lifestyle in the media, be it mainstream or not so mainstream, loses all hope of privavcy. That's life. I feel very sorry that this young girl felt the need to take her own life. I suspect that there were other issues at work as well in her decision to commit suicide.”
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