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Daniel Ellsberg Thinks 'Very Much Less' Of John Kerry For His 'Despicable' Snowden Comments

Daniel Ellsberg Thinks 'Very Much Less' Of John Kerry For His 'Despicable' Snowden Comments

Commented May 29, 2014 at 17:51:16 in HuffPost Live 321

“Perhaps the most salient question to ask about the whole Snowden affair is: do the ends justify the means?

Given the general outrage engendered by NSA spying and the overwhelming clamor for reforms, I think the answer is obvious.

Snowden did us all a favor and allowed us a peak behind the curtain and showed us what the Wizard was up to back there.”

jonny8440 on May 29, 2014 at 18:41:08

“agreed.”

JmJoe Mills on May 29, 2014 at 18:36:51

“I wouldn't use that argument because then the NSA could say the same.”
Teacher's Trayvon Martin Portrayal In High School Yearbook Sparks Controversy

Teacher's Trayvon Martin Portrayal In High School Yearbook Sparks Controversy

Commented May 29, 2014 at 17:05:37 in Black Voices

“any non-violent means of keeping the memory of this grave injustice alive in our memories seems like a "positive" thing to me.

I wish we had more teachers such as this gentleman, people with moral compasses that point toward justice over injustice.”

mcmarauder805 on Jul 20, 2014 at 18:49:46

“The only injustice in this case was the phony charges that were brought against Zimmerman. It was obvious from the beginning that Zimmerman was not guilty of any crime. This "teacher's" actions are not in way moral. He has only made a fool of himself and lowered the value of year book of those students. What a disgrace to all teachers this man is.”

54Cheyenne on Jun 1, 2014 at 16:43:19

“What injustice? A Hispanic man was acquitted of a crime by virtue of Constitutional safeguards. Proof beyond a reasonable doubt - not any doubt - a reasonable doubt after multiple investigations by police, DA's , private investigators, the FBI and the DOJ, amid racist attacks and 16 months of media biased reporting.

This teacher should be teaching the Constitution rather than emotionalism and play acting.”

Brad-H on May 30, 2014 at 18:37:04

“the real injustice is everyone excusing Martin's behaviour

it is now Open Season on ALL Neighbourhood Watch Patrols in the US”

smedge on May 30, 2014 at 16:12:05

“If he as a history teacher had used this teaching method during the school year and, his student's decided to wear that attire, then yes that would have been masterful. This has no meaning, it's just a teacher with a hoodie on.”

khimtone on May 30, 2014 at 12:08:16

“In my opinion, your post is one of the most appropriate on this thread. New fan.”

Y Mama on May 29, 2014 at 22:16:51

“It's silly. Martin was looking for trouble that night.”

babybelle on May 29, 2014 at 17:32:32

“I agree with you Michael!”
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 16:59:00 in Politics

“Yet another "profile in courage" from a Republican more intent on pandering to the greedy, avaricious interests of our corporate overlords than in protecting the interests of humanity.

I might be able to understand this type of thinking were these guys inherently ignorant or incapable of digesting scientific information, but simply ignoring the preponderance of scientific evidence in favor of placating people such as the Koch brothers........THAT is unforgiveable.”

dan101t on May 29, 2014 at 17:10:33

“it’s much better than the democrat science of thinking that islands can flip over or that the Mars rover will go near the moon landing site.”
California Moves One Step Closer To Ending Medical Marijuana 'Chaos'

California Moves One Step Closer To Ending Medical Marijuana 'Chaos'

Commented May 29, 2014 at 15:24:26 in Politics

“It would be nice if some of these characters would approach the proliferation of guns and their easy availability to the mentally disturbed with the same zeal that they devote to pot.

It is scary what we deign to "regulate" in our society and what we allow to flourish, but if I had may choice I would rather have my kid smoking pot than collecting an arsenal of guns in his apartment and obeying the voices that tell him to use them.

As always: follow the money trial if you want to find out what is behind any law and regulation. Usually some vested interest is making bucks out of the legislation.”
Judge Rules Pennsylvania's Gay Marriage Ban Is Unconstitutional

Judge Rules Pennsylvania's Gay Marriage Ban Is Unconstitutional

Commented May 20, 2014 at 15:30:55 in Politics

“Dominoes, anyone?”
Paul Ryan's Approach To Poverty Is Straight Out Of The 19th Century

Paul Ryan's Approach To Poverty Is Straight Out Of The 19th Century

Commented May 14, 2014 at 18:02:27 in Politics

“He professes to be an acolyte of Ayn Rand, but he reads more like a Charles Dickens story.”
Another Federal Judge Trolls Scalia While Striking Down Gay Marriage Ban

Another Federal Judge Trolls Scalia While Striking Down Gay Marriage Ban

Commented May 14, 2014 at 17:56:48 in Politics

“He is, without question, the most execrable Justice that I can recall in my 7 decades of observing the Court. Thank goodness that nature imposes its own elegant term limits on these jurists, because our country cannot survive a whole lot more of the "impartial justice" that he and his four miscreant fellows on the court are doling out.”

Kevan811 on May 14, 2014 at 18:45:52

“He and Thomas are 2 of the worst ever jurists on the Court.”
Federal Judge Denies Idaho Governor's Motion To Put Gay Marriages On Hold

Federal Judge Denies Idaho Governor's Motion To Put Gay Marriages On Hold

Commented May 14, 2014 at 17:39:32 in Politics

“It appears that it is up to the Courts to drag the red states into the 21st Century.”

Todd Englander on May 14, 2014 at 17:44:38

“I wish first they would drag them behind the woodshed and give them a good b-ttkicking.”
Anti-Gay Mother's Day Protester Gets Slushie Thrown At Her

Anti-Gay Mother's Day Protester Gets Slushie Thrown At Her

Commented May 14, 2014 at 13:16:23 in Queer Voices

“god will reward Ms, Weick in heaven for her moral stand with a 20 ouncer and maybe a corn dog to go with it. It says so in Deuteronomy 28.....”
Obamacare's Poll Numbers Improve In Republican Districts

Obamacare's Poll Numbers Improve In Republican Districts

Commented Apr 28, 2014 at 14:48:48 in Politics

“The "whole idea" WAS their idea, john. The ACA evolved from a recommendation by the conservative Heritage Foundation back in the 90's as the conservative attempt to divert attention away from a national healthcare system.

Now the GOP hypocrites condemn it.

The problem: now that their idea has been adopted they have no rational or suitable idea of their own to push.

As always: conservatives are slow to change, quick to condemn change and ever unable to innovate for the greater good.”
Cliven Bundy: Are Black People 'Better Off As Slaves' Than 'Under Government Subsidy?'

Cliven Bundy: Are Black People 'Better Off As Slaves' Than 'Under Government Subsidy?'

Commented Apr 24, 2014 at 17:28:57 in Politics

“Expecting to graze for free on someone else's property is stealing. Doing it on Government land is stealing AND getting subsidized.

In addition, dollars to donuts he is feasting off farm subsidies, Medicare and Social Security to boot.

Perhaps he is angry because there is not enough room for him to belly up to the public trough.”
New Beard Study Suggests Hipsters Should Think Twice About Weird Facial Hair

New Beard Study Suggests Hipsters Should Think Twice About Weird Facial Hair

Commented Apr 21, 2014 at 17:24:55 in Science

“No man should try create a personal style based upon what others might find appealing or acceptable. If YOU like it, do it. The right woman for you will undoubtedly dig it.”
Phyllis Schlafly Claims Women Paid The Same As Men Won't Find Husbands

Phyllis Schlafly Claims Women Paid The Same As Men Won't Find Husbands

Commented Apr 16, 2014 at 18:05:42 in Politics

“Phyllis must have watched too many episodes of "Mad Men".

My wife works, makes more money than I do, in fact ( we are both Registered Nurses: her job is more difficult...) and it gives us both some sense of security that either one of us could support themselves financially without the other.

We proudly live in the 21st Century. Phyllis should try it.....there are so many neat things here in the future.”
Striking Photos Aim To Redefine 'Natural' Female Beauty

Striking Photos Aim To Redefine 'Natural' Female Beauty

Commented Apr 9, 2014 at 12:25:27 in Women

“Beautiful women, artfully done photos.”
Darrell Issa, Other Lawmakers Want Obama To Fire James Clapper For 'Lying To Congress'

Darrell Issa, Other Lawmakers Want Obama To Fire James Clapper For 'Lying To Congress'

Commented Jan 27, 2014 at 17:40:58 in Politics

“I am sure there must be many instances in the last 5 years when the President secretly wished he had been born with more middle fingers, and I am sure this is one of those times.”
U.S. Attorney Subpoenas Chris Christie Campaign Documents

U.S. Attorney Subpoenas Chris Christie Campaign Documents

Commented Jan 23, 2014 at 18:05:51 in Politics

“He never would have made it through the Republican primaries anyway: not Conservative enough for the radical right base that controls the GOP primary system.”
Koch Brothers Launch $2.5 Million Ad Blitz Against Democrats, Obamacare

Koch Brothers Launch $2.5 Million Ad Blitz Against Democrats, Obamacare

Commented Jan 2, 2014 at 16:32:16 in Politics

“The price of lies must be going down. These shady characters spent a whole lot more than this fighting the ACA before it passed.”
Krugman Nails WSJ Pulitzer Winner For Misleading Inequality Claim

Krugman Nails WSJ Pulitzer Winner For Misleading Inequality Claim

Commented Jan 2, 2014 at 16:27:21 in Business

“WSJ lost any credibility it may have once had when Mr. Murdoch made in yet another arrow in his quiver of conservative propaganda.

Perhaps Mr. Stephens in looking to add a Pulitzer for fiction to his trophy shelf.”
Peter King Blasts New York Times' Call For Edward Snowden Clemency

Peter King Blasts New York Times' Call For Edward Snowden Clemency

Commented Jan 2, 2014 at 15:40:08 in Politics

“There are two schools of thought on the Snowden kerfuffle: those who applaud what he did and those who drank the Kool-Aid that our government hands out to keep us quiet, docile and compliant.

The New York Times deserves kudos for siding with American principles rather than government machinations.”

Calvin Watlington on Jan 2, 2014 at 15:42:27

“There are more than two schools of thought. Having said that Peter King and his rants should never be taken serious.”
Womp! This Country Was Named The Greatest Threat To World Peace

Womp! This Country Was Named The Greatest Threat To World Peace

Commented Jan 2, 2014 at 15:29:47 in World

“I have felt shame regarding my American citizenship since the Viet Nam war.

Not that the U.S has not done some good in the world: I am sure it has. But our craziness has outweighed our sanity- both at home and abroad- for some time now.

And it does not look like it will get any better in the future.”

2borknot2b on Jan 2, 2014 at 16:37:33

“1967 was the beginning of the undoing of American Prosperity.”
Edward Snowden Clemency: The New York Times, The Guardian Urge Obama To Help NSA Whistleblower

Edward Snowden Clemency: The New York Times, The Guardian Urge Obama To Help NSA Whistleblower

Commented Jan 2, 2014 at 15:22:06 in Politics

“Whatever his motivation ( and only he knows that....) Mr. Snowden provided a great service to Americans by exposing the extent of our spying program. He should be welcomed back home with a ticker tape parade.”
Rick Perry: Obamacare 'Delays, Deceit And Debacle' Showing 'No Signs Of Slowing'

Rick Perry: Obamacare 'Delays, Deceit And Debacle' Showing 'No Signs Of Slowing'

Commented Jan 2, 2014 at 15:14:25 in Politics

“Any law, Federal or State, that increases the ability of everyone to access affordable health care is, by definition, a good law.

Too bad most Conservatives have little interest in Americans receiving proper medical care. Their disregard simply demonstrates lack of compassion, plain and simple.”
Andrew Frey, Man 'High On Meth, Fights Off 15 Police Officers While Masturbating'

Andrew Frey, Man 'High On Meth, Fights Off 15 Police Officers While Masturbating'

Commented Dec 31, 2013 at 14:03:02 in UK

“This fellow deserves a Marvel comic all his own.”

progressiveG on Dec 31, 2013 at 14:13:35

“Viagra could be his spinach and nuns his kryptonite.”
California Stood Up For Immigrants, Transgender People In 2013

California Stood Up For Immigrants, Transgender People In 2013

Commented Dec 31, 2013 at 13:59:56 in Los Angeles

“40 plus years in California now, an exile from the gray Midwest, a place mired in backward thinking and rampant prejudice.

I am so happy to live in a place that respects the individuality of everyone. If red staters had the intelligence to aspire, they would most surely aspire to a California state of mind.”

Gregmania on Dec 31, 2013 at 15:20:44

“You can have it all to yourself Mikey!!! P.S. bet you are lying about the Midwest part.”

semperfitexan on Dec 31, 2013 at 14:25:52

“So you think all States should be closing State Parks ,freeing felons due to prison overcrowding, highest taxes in the Nation . Unemployment over 10% for last 5 years . LA with the worst traffic jams in the world . Businesses leaving State due to high taxes and over regulation . The most liberal of all States ,the Constitution means nothing to you people . Sounds like paradise to me .”
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