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Here's Everything You Need To Know About Bowe Bergdahl, The U.S. Captive Returning Home

Here's Everything You Need To Know About Bowe Bergdahl, The U.S. Captive Returning Home

Commented Jun 2, 2014 at 18:05:31 in Politics

“Regardless, we don't leave soldiers behind. That would be a real morale buster.”
GOP Lawmakers Say Obama's Prisoner Exchange Violated Law

GOP Lawmakers Say Obama's Prisoner Exchange Violated Law

Commented Jun 1, 2014 at 17:34:30 in Politics

“And yet, a prisoner exchange was successfully negotiated. So maybe we can negotiate with them.”

Gerald Dick on Jun 1, 2014 at 19:51:25

“So you give up 5 top commanders for one lowly Sgt? Not a good trade.”
GOP Lawmakers Say Obama's Prisoner Exchange Violated Law

GOP Lawmakers Say Obama's Prisoner Exchange Violated Law

Commented Jun 1, 2014 at 14:58:46 in Politics

“They are religious zealots willing to sacrifice themselves and their compatriots for the cause. They won't change their ways.”

Gerald Dick on Jun 1, 2014 at 15:31:16

“That's right second question is how can you negotiate with people like that, you can't can you?”
GOP Lawmakers Say Obama's Prisoner Exchange Violated Law

GOP Lawmakers Say Obama's Prisoner Exchange Violated Law

Commented Jun 1, 2014 at 14:51:30 in Politics

“DId you read more than the first sentence of my comment? Sometimes people rightly break laws because the law itself is illegal, or there are extenuating circumstances.”

kaykaythere on Jun 1, 2014 at 15:05:33

“Yes I did

I and replied you right back because this particular subject is about POLITICS and not about the folks debating the "law"

I truly respect and encourage debate when I know it will result in intelligent adults are interested in honest and responsible debate.

These folks are attacking the PRESIDENT because they can and must.

They are BLINDED by something much stronger than their brains. THEIR HATE and obsessive need to demean this President at the cost of everything else that is dear to the overwhelming majority of the country.

And I admit that my first gut reaction was "Why would the GOP even QUESTION the release of a captured soldier publicly before the soldier even got to hug his mother"

Then I took some time to read about the men making these comments.

They fall into the "
Demean the President at all costs, create more division in this country, pander to the base, send me money off anything I can exploit"
category.

My comment was not to dismiss you personally as to try to take focus off the red meat seekers bandwagon, at LEAST until my brother soldier can hug his mother and take a breath.

Somehow I find that a reasonable compromise.

Maybe we CAN think about the soldier first?”
GOP Lawmakers Say Obama's Prisoner Exchange Violated Law

GOP Lawmakers Say Obama's Prisoner Exchange Violated Law

Commented Jun 1, 2014 at 14:05:39 in Politics

“He is right, Obama did break that law. Which raises the question, is the law enforceable, or even legal?”

Sunset Siren on Jun 1, 2014 at 14:11:59

“Well it wasn't when the last Admin released 500 and got NOTHING! I guess it only pertains to Democratic Presidents.”

kaykaythere on Jun 1, 2014 at 14:11:38

“Is your simple-minded little world always so black and white?

You believe a young American should have been left in the hands of our enemies for a few more years, while the GOP goes about their petty little PISSSING contests?

Veterans MEAN NOTHING TO YOU? Our SERVICE means nothing? Partisan POLITICS is all you want?

PITIFUL”
GOP Lawmakers Say Obama's Prisoner Exchange Violated Law

GOP Lawmakers Say Obama's Prisoner Exchange Violated Law

Commented Jun 1, 2014 at 14:01:03 in Politics

“None. If they could be kidnapped, they could more easily be killed. In fact, it may save some service members lives, it makes their lives worth something.”

Gerald Dick on Jun 1, 2014 at 14:47:14

“They also know what it takes to get their people without having to change their ways.”
GOP Lawmakers Say Obama's Prisoner Exchange Violated Law

GOP Lawmakers Say Obama's Prisoner Exchange Violated Law

Commented Jun 1, 2014 at 13:58:17 in Politics

“When there are extenuating circumstances, normal Americans CAN do the same thing.”
GOP Lawmakers Say Obama's Prisoner Exchange Violated Law

GOP Lawmakers Say Obama's Prisoner Exchange Violated Law

Commented Jun 1, 2014 at 13:56:31 in Politics

“Sounds like a good deal. We get one of our soldiers back, AND we get a few more prisoners from Guantanamo out of our hair. Eventually, that place will get closed despite Congressional politics.”

cvcrook307 on Jun 1, 2014 at 14:37:47

“F&F Qatar is supposed to police them, and if these "detainees" are smart, they will enjoy the better quality of life in Qatar and only go back to Afghanistanm if at all, when we are gone.”
Hillary Clinton Is Going On Fox News To Promote Her New Book

Hillary Clinton Is Going On Fox News To Promote Her New Book

Commented May 29, 2014 at 15:09:57 in Media

“If one wants to get a message to a certain demographic, they go to the media that demographic watches. I assume she is sending a message to conservatives, not pandering to her support base (in which case, she might select PBS).”
Mitt Romney: Obama 'Needs To Take Responsibility For His Failures'

Mitt Romney: Obama 'Needs To Take Responsibility For His Failures'

Commented May 29, 2014 at 13:11:43 in Politics

“Romney made a lot of claims, often supporting both sides of the issue, depending on the audience. Regardless of the event and outcome, you could probably find a Romney quote predicting it.”
In Six Words, These Writers Tell You An Entire Story

In Six Words, These Writers Tell You An Entire Story

Commented May 27, 2014 at 15:33:37 in Books

“By that definition, you would be correct. I envision it more of a form of poetry; a type of haiku. The conflict and plot are left to the imagination of the reader wherein the reader becomes involved in the creation. I enjoy traditional literature such as you envision where the reader is lead through the story, but this is much more engaging.”
In Six Words, These Writers Tell You An Entire Story

In Six Words, These Writers Tell You An Entire Story

Commented May 27, 2014 at 01:07:57 in Books

“It can be both. That's what makes it so interesting.”

GregCampNC on May 27, 2014 at 01:13:21

“A story has to have plot, setting, and characters. The characters must have motivations, and those lead to conflict, which creates plot. Six words doesn't offer enough space for those things to happen.”
In Six Words, These Writers Tell You An Entire Story

In Six Words, These Writers Tell You An Entire Story

Commented May 27, 2014 at 01:02:47 in Books

“Gee - 1, Camp -2, What -3 were -4 you -5 thinking -6
It is your short story in 6 words, not mine. Very good.
Is that clear enough?”

GregCampNC on May 27, 2014 at 01:04:24

“No. That's a tag line, not a story.”
In Six Words, These Writers Tell You An Entire Story

In Six Words, These Writers Tell You An Entire Story

Commented May 26, 2014 at 20:20:28 in Books

“Gee, Camp. What were you thinking?”

GregCampNC on May 27, 2014 at 00:37:05

“I made that clear. You might try it sometime.”
Obama On Iran: Diplomacy Is The Best Approach

Obama On Iran: Diplomacy Is The Best Approach

Commented Dec 8, 2013 at 20:49:44 in Politics

“If we attack because someone else MIGHT start a fight, wouldn't we be at war with the entire world? As long as there are 2 or more than countries, there will always be an enemy to attack. And even if there is only one country, there are always internal enemies. Your philosophy leads to perpetual war.”
Obama On Iran: Diplomacy Is The Best Approach

Obama On Iran: Diplomacy Is The Best Approach

Commented Dec 8, 2013 at 20:44:07 in Politics

“And the leaders of Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia too. Maybe the entire world is inept. That would seem likely.”
India Could Be Kicked Out Of Olympics For Keeping Corruption-Tainted Officials, Says IOC President

India Could Be Kicked Out Of Olympics For Keeping Corruption-Tainted Officials, Says IOC President

Commented Dec 7, 2013 at 15:00:36 in Sports

“If they are going after corruption, wouldn't North Korea be a bigger fish? Or maybe for North Korea it is ok because they don't pretend to be a democracy? I don't get it.”
Why The Jobs Report Is Worse Than You Think, In 2 Charts

Why The Jobs Report Is Worse Than You Think, In 2 Charts

Commented Dec 7, 2013 at 14:55:24 in Business

“In keeping with our other conversation, obviously there is no recovery because there has been no government investment in that recovery (austerity). We don't get something for nothing, we only get nothing for nothing. And obviously, Obamacare has nothing to do with the economic recovery or lack there of.”
Why The Jobs Report Is Worse Than You Think, In 2 Charts

Why The Jobs Report Is Worse Than You Think, In 2 Charts

Commented Dec 7, 2013 at 14:49:18 in Business

“It isn't simple, that is why economists can't agree on it. The U.S. government debt is not your bank account. They have nothing in common other than a dollar sign. Personal debt eventually has to be paid off, or else your kids have to pay it out of your estate. Funny thing about national debt, it never has to be paid off. There are actually economic advantages to not paying it off, because the interest paid on it goes back into the economy. That interest paid to investors creates jobs and also gets taxed, and that tax and jobs generate revenue. There is a feed back loop involved, that your personal finance doesn't have. Republicans like to cast it as a simple black/white issue, but they are lying. You can tell it is a lie, because the debt continues to increase no matter who is in power. They talk the talk for the benefit of persons such as yourself, but the reality is a different matter. I'm not saying government spending shouldn't be controlled, particularly in the long term, but this notion that we have sold our childrens' future is nonsense, an emotional rather than logical evaluation. And a little short term investment would more than pay for itself with lower unemployment and a more robust economy.”

derealest on Dec 7, 2013 at 16:13:37

“You are a dreamer. Part of the definition of utopia is that it does not exist.”
Why The Jobs Report Is Worse Than You Think, In 2 Charts

Why The Jobs Report Is Worse Than You Think, In 2 Charts

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 21:15:48 in Business

“repeating the statement doesn't make it true. Now, if you were to explain how the national debt is related to the short term economy, I might agree. Pepper that with a few facts and you would have a solid argument. But since you fail to provide any of that, I don't think you have a clue. But go ahead, repeat it one more time, maybe I will give in. Throw in an insult too, that is always helpful.

No, I believe you are frightened by the changing world because you don't understand it, and are internalizing your fears, striking out at those that support those changes. The very definition of conservative.”

derealest on Dec 7, 2013 at 07:49:04

“It might be too simple for you. As to the debt. Each taxpayer as their share of the debt owes today about $340000. At 1 % interest that means that about $3500 each year goes to interest on the debt. That's $3500 that does not get spent for education, travel, food, blue jeans, savings, or anything you want. That's times 100 million TAXPAYERS. If you added that amount to the economy it would provide more jobs than the government "created" over the last five years. If you added $6000 to each taxpayers tax bill it would take 100 years to pay off. How do you intend to explain to following generations that YOU squandered their future. You have no idea who I am or what I believe.”
Why The Jobs Report Is Worse Than You Think, In 2 Charts

Why The Jobs Report Is Worse Than You Think, In 2 Charts

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 17:36:48 in Business

“I agree, we are spending too much. BUT, when the economy is slowing down, you step on the gas, you don't hit the brakes. AFTER the economy is going again, and tax revenues are back up, then is the time to start applying austerity. The biggest problem is that when there is plenty of revenue, getting politicians to apply a little austerity is almost impossible. So, maybe we do just apply austerity now, and spend the next decade in a recession. Eventually, 7% unemployment will become the new norm.”

derealest on Dec 6, 2013 at 20:15:34

“I guess you didn't understand a word I wrote. The government shouldn't have their foot even near the gas. It's clear that you are of the left. Sorry for that.”
White House Acknowledges Obama Lived With Uncle After Previously Denying They'd Met

White House Acknowledges Obama Lived With Uncle After Previously Denying They'd Met

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 12:24:35 in Politics

“Because their visa expired, that road is closed.”
Why The Jobs Report Is Worse Than You Think, In 2 Charts

Why The Jobs Report Is Worse Than You Think, In 2 Charts

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 12:18:53 in Business

“Of course, Republican austerity measures have nothing to do with it.”

derealest on Dec 6, 2013 at 12:40:19

“I hope you get this ...Austerity is a response to over spending by government to an unsustainable level. In most cases it is a result of buying votes or caving into union demands. The needed austerity is to fix a problem that never had to happen. It's clear from your response that you do not have an open mind but are dulled by your commitment to the leftist utopian dreams. Too bad. We need adults in the room with real solutions rather than people like you pointing fingers at measures that are in response to leftist largess. Just try to remember austerity would never happen if we didn't spend too much money to begin with....Oops....too much truth?.”
White House Acknowledges Obama Lived With Uncle After Previously Denying They'd Met

White House Acknowledges Obama Lived With Uncle After Previously Denying They'd Met

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 11:37:59 in Politics

“There are many people living/working/raising families that are not documented. It never comes to light until they get arrested for something. The answer, of course, is to require everyone to carry citizenship papers and have immigration make random checks. I bet we could put Joe in charge of that.”

rsdealer56 on Dec 6, 2013 at 12:18:15

“Lets call them what they should be. ILLEGAL. Enforce the law. Deport them.”
White House Acknowledges Obama Lived With Uncle After Previously Denying They'd Met

White House Acknowledges Obama Lived With Uncle After Previously Denying They'd Met

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 11:33:32 in Politics

“True. Although, if they have been upstanding citizens, worked, paid taxes, contributed to American society for 20 years, I kind of think we should cut them some slack.”

barbgre1 on Dec 6, 2013 at 12:47:01

“Why? They are already criminals based on the way they got here. That should not be rewarded.”

boogie albert 2000 on Dec 6, 2013 at 11:53:43

“Considering the courts ordered his uncle to leave the states back in 92, or was it 96, he flagrantly broke the law.”

rpach on Dec 6, 2013 at 11:49:05

“An upstanding, ILLEGAL alien, that was just busted for DUI. Yeah, cut him some slack. If it was anyone other than a relative of the Liar in chief, the guy would have been shipped out. And what about the card he pulled when arrested? Maybe I should call the White House?”

ygreen42 on Dec 6, 2013 at 11:48:14

“If they were so wonderful then why didn't they become citizens? Millions of others did.”

sbotl1952 on Dec 6, 2013 at 11:42:13

“Right after they go home and come back legally”
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