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V. Stiviano Assaulted In New York, Lawyer Says

V. Stiviano Assaulted In New York, Lawyer Says

Commented Jun 2, 2014 at 12:51:05 in Sports

“Give me a break! If he was declared mentally incapacitated, his mentally competent lawyer was signing off on the purchases he made for Stiviano.”

JJR64 on Jun 3, 2014 at 08:34:37

“I didn't realize that he had needed permission to spend his own money or give it (have it taken) away. I must have missed that fact that his money was in a conservatorship in one of the news reports. Can you show me where you got this?”
Ben Hobson, Married Father, Comes Out As Gay In Heartwarming Video

Ben Hobson, Married Father, Comes Out As Gay In Heartwarming Video

Commented May 30, 2014 at 12:27:44 in Gay Voices

“Being totally and completely supportive of him coming out of the closet is not the same as saying, "I don't feel cheated, deceived, or hurt." It just means she completely supportive of him coming out of the closet!”
NSA Releases Edward Snowden Email To Push Back At Whistleblower Claim

NSA Releases Edward Snowden Email To Push Back At Whistleblower Claim

Commented May 30, 2014 at 12:19:52 in Politics

“OK (???) My objective was to get people to talk specifically about why Snowden's actions were or were not problematic. Are you going to offer an answer?”

John Roman on May 30, 2014 at 17:39:13

“You see conspiracy where there isn't, debilitation of national security where there isn't...and Snowden as a traitor---which he isn't. How can we debate?”
Shelly Sterling Reportedly Reviewing Bids To Buy Clippers As Donald Sterling Vows To Fight

Shelly Sterling Reportedly Reviewing Bids To Buy Clippers As Donald Sterling Vows To Fight

Commented May 30, 2014 at 00:45:55 in Sports

“Nobody cares if Sterling is wealthy. He was already a billionaire. They just don't want his kind representing the NBA. Side note: Sterling is not the only owner.”

john8284 on May 30, 2014 at 08:54:27

“The point is he is not going to lose anything.”
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 18:03:35 in Politics

“The only way he wouldn't be considered a traitorous spy is if he did not reveal the contents of the documents to foreign entities. But he did.

If he only wanted to make a point, steal them, but don't reveal them.”
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 17:57:15 in Politics

“Snowden carried out his plan to join a government agency, steal classified data, and revealed it to foreign entities. That's not protecting the privacy rights of citizens. It's espionage. The whistle-blower claim was a diversion.

That being said, any history of foreign policy will reveal, depending upon the context- sometimes a friend, other times an enemy.”

msgirlintn on May 30, 2014 at 12:43:55

“pthesmith, Don't bother trying to explain facts to a Teapublican.  They only believe the lies that they hear on Fox and don't realize that just makes them less informed.”

mschroe477 on May 30, 2014 at 05:06:05

“This in only your "Opinion" which is NOT based on any facts or evidence. To me, Edward Snowden is a true American Hero and Patriot, and the NSA, CIA, and FBI are Government organizations that have been collecting information on U.S. Citizen's for as long as they've been in existence. Why? It's not to make us "more safe" or in the name of "National Security." Anyone that believes that is brainwashed.”

thepom02 on May 29, 2014 at 20:14:26

“Will you please explain to me why all of a sudden this topic is is being debated in Congress for the first time? Why a White House commission produced an advisory report? Why even Joe Biden said he was not aware of some of the NSA excesses?

The VP did not know or so he claims. Who runs the country?

Why do did some Congressmen claim ignorance?

Are not these signs that a whistle has been blown?”
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 17:21:09 in Politics

“How does revealing information that jeopardizes relationships with allies make us SIMILARLY or MORE safe?”

Monte924 on May 30, 2014 at 16:06:29

“The NSA is the one who jeopardized our relationships; they are the ones that committed the criminal and unjust acts agianst our allies. Blaming Snowden, is like blaming the witness instead of the criminal. Fact is, the NSA shouldn't have been committing such actions against our own allies in the first place. The NSA are to blame for hurting our international relationship. If the government didn't want to offend our allies, then they should not have been spying on them. Its that simple.”

ryoung37 on May 30, 2014 at 10:23:43

“It has not, in any way, jeopardized our relationships with our allies. Our allies have the same spy programs and we share data with each other when necessary. All of those articles you saw that read England or Germany or whoever is outraged were complete fabrications. They already knew! Really the only thing they were outraged about was that it was exposed, because they knew beyond a doubt that if Snowden had info on the NSA, he must have it on everyone. And he did.

The only consequence so far is a reduction in sales from big names corps to foreign countries because they no longer trust our products. It has been shown that they always have some back door code or access that allows us to go in and see what they are doing with it. So they are getting what they deserved anyway. You screwed up, now you have to deal with it. But no, Snowden is sooooo bad.”

John Roman on May 29, 2014 at 21:05:31

“You're smokin ditch weed Pat. Or listening to Fox...either way, you're hallucinating paranoia..”

rwgunn on May 29, 2014 at 17:51:56

“Not doing the activities that could jeopardize relationships when revealed would be the correct and American thing to do. (At least from the propaganda I was raised with.)”

thepom02 on May 29, 2014 at 17:36:43

“The fact that the NSA was unable to protect these very secrets proves that perhaps they should not be trusted with the vast swathes of data they have collected under these programs. Their auditing systems have failed.

Perhaps the question that you should be asking is why is an agency such as the NSA spying on supposed allies.

Any relationship jeopardized is a direct result result of the actions of the those that performed the spying.”
This Drug Sentencing Reform Could Save Taxpayers Billions

This Drug Sentencing Reform Could Save Taxpayers Billions

Commented May 29, 2014 at 17:14:37 in Politics

“Here's why it will never happen..."Could Save Taxpayers Billions."

This represents billions of dollars in profit for prison corporations. Members of congress would NEVER jeopardize the campaign contributions they get from these companies in order to do what is right and/or reasonable ...especially since the SCOTUS sold us down the river with Citizens United.”

Transmutation on May 30, 2014 at 08:41:23

“So we agree - the whole government is just a bought and paid for corrupt body of people who represent money interests before people. Done.”

Joel Nathaniel on May 30, 2014 at 00:38:10

“It is being payed for with our money. They still need our vote.”

aka Grouchy Larry on May 29, 2014 at 22:31:20

“Right on.”
Ben Hobson, Married Father, Comes Out As Gay In Heartwarming Video

Ben Hobson, Married Father, Comes Out As Gay In Heartwarming Video

Commented May 29, 2014 at 12:58:30 in Gay Voices

“"...not difficult to imagine" = not outside the realm of possibility

We are neither in a position to say, with any degree of certainty, she DOES feels "cheated, deceived, [or] hurt...," NOR a position to say, with certainty, she DOES NOT.”

Ullrip26 on May 30, 2014 at 06:10:14

“Actually we are. Do your research. She is totally and completely supportive of him”
Ben Hobson, Married Father, Comes Out As Gay In Heartwarming Video

Ben Hobson, Married Father, Comes Out As Gay In Heartwarming Video

Commented May 29, 2014 at 02:39:49 in Gay Voices

“Not so fast, Michael. It's not difficult to imagine his wife feeling cheated, deceived and very hurt by his revelation. She entered into the marriage as an honest version of herself. For whatever the reasons, he did not. In other words, this isn't your standard, "We tried, but things didn't work out." They should not have been married in the first place. So, while I am happy his finally living life as his true self, it was more than a little selfish to marry and have children under false pretenses.”

hp blogger Michael Rowe on May 29, 2014 at 03:41:55

“He very likely believed that if he was able to be in love with her and have children with her, he must be OK. You have no idea what's gone on under their roof, or what conclusions she's come to, or how she feels. Don't re-write his story based on how you'd have felt, hmm?”
Being Mistaken For Kitchen Help Just Made This Exec More Outspoken

Being Mistaken For Kitchen Help Just Made This Exec More Outspoken

Commented May 25, 2014 at 19:04:43 in Black Voices

“My point is, let's not disregard Moira's feelings and experiences either. That's where she is right now. Offer her some words of encouragement. It could make all the difference.”

salesdude on May 25, 2014 at 19:27:38

“I would have been more sympathetic to Moira's feelings had she simply expressed them in a post rather than taking the opportunity to attack someone else for theirs.”
Being Mistaken For Kitchen Help Just Made This Exec More Outspoken

Being Mistaken For Kitchen Help Just Made This Exec More Outspoken

Commented May 24, 2014 at 18:31:33 in Black Voices

“I understand when Moira is coming from (to a certain extent). I've found myself tremendously frustrated that despite my accomplishments, what the author describes is part of my day-to-day experience. I try to let it roll off my back, and most of the time I am successful. Sometimes, however, I just get fed up. And when you're fed up, hearing someone talk about "this one time" experience that that made them "get it" just doesn't have a lot of meaning. We will never escape the reality that everything we do and accomplish in life will constantly be downplayed ("she only got the promotion because of affirmative action") or disregarded. Someone actually asked me, "why do you bother working so hard when they will never give you the respect you've earned?" To tell you the truth, my answer to that question changes from day-to-day.”

salesdude on May 25, 2014 at 03:14:34

“I am totally in agreement with you about the frustration we all feel as people of color, but to discount someone's feelings and experiences as if they aren't viable or perhaps not life-changing because of personal bias or bitterness is simply wrong and uncalled for. We need more civility in this world, and the less we sit behind our computer screens and snipe at the world anonymously the better.

Moira is completely wrong in her condemnation.”
Apollo Nida Blasts T.I., Says Phaedra Parks Should Remain His Wife During Incarceration (VIDEO)

Apollo Nida Blasts T.I., Says Phaedra Parks Should Remain His Wife During Incarceration (VIDEO)

Commented May 21, 2014 at 20:13:18 in Black Voices

“W-O-W. He describes his impending imprisonment for willful acts of fraud, as "whatever happens in life," or "whatever's thrown at me." He says little if anything about how he threw away every chance Phaedra gave him. But, if Phaedra doesn't support him while he's in prison, she's choosing to "derail from the plan." That's narcissism beyond the point of psychosis.”

Niasia on May 28, 2014 at 12:39:58

“So many walk amongst us. Heavy sigh.”

FloridaLAW on May 22, 2014 at 07:20:54

“And it's not this guy's first trip to the slam. That's why he talks about it like it's no big deal. He's a career criminal that she tried to clean up. Guy don't realize that PP is the best thing that ever happened to him.”
Prince Doesn't Swear In His Music Anymore Because Of Muhammad Ali

Prince Doesn't Swear In His Music Anymore Because Of Muhammad Ali

Commented May 11, 2014 at 17:24:55 in Entertainment

“I curse a lot more now that I'm older.”
Why I 'Blabbed' About My Divorce To Anyone Who'd Listen

Why I 'Blabbed' About My Divorce To Anyone Who'd Listen

Commented May 11, 2014 at 16:16:12 in Divorce

“Yeah, you probably didn't tell ANYONE when you got married, or had your first child.”
Miley Cyrus Dances With Blow-Up Doll On Stage (NSFW)

Miley Cyrus Dances With Blow-Up Doll On Stage (NSFW)

Commented May 11, 2014 at 16:10:12 in Entertainment

“The sexuality in Cyrus's show does not bother me as much as the exploitation.”
NY Post Welcomes Monica Lewinsky Back In Typically Slimy Fashion

NY Post Welcomes Monica Lewinsky Back In Typically Slimy Fashion

Commented May 7, 2014 at 13:16:55 in Media

“That's exactly my point. Is there something else we need to do?”
NY Post Welcomes Monica Lewinsky Back In Typically Slimy Fashion

NY Post Welcomes Monica Lewinsky Back In Typically Slimy Fashion

Commented May 7, 2014 at 11:47:45 in Media

“Ken Starr spent $44 million in tax dollars combing over every bit of non-evidence he could get his hands on. There is nothing more the general public needs to hear or know about it.”

DenverRight on May 7, 2014 at 12:42:05

“Agreed.

The US District Court in Arkansas had heard enough evidence to hold Bill Clinton in contempt of court, for perjury. Hundreds of thousands in fines. Suspension of law license, banned from working before the Supreme Court.”
Rare Goblin Shark Caught By American Shrimp Fisherman

Rare Goblin Shark Caught By American Shrimp Fisherman

Commented May 4, 2014 at 13:47:49 in Weird News

“I'm so glad he returned the shark to the ocean. I hate when people find something rare and kill it for their own gratification.”

gin11153 on May 6, 2014 at 05:37:37

“He must have killed it because he hung it up to take photos knowing full well that the shark had to be in water to breathe”

Chris Haynees on May 4, 2014 at 19:45:08

“I completely agree.”

Lou DiFigliano on May 4, 2014 at 15:35:41

“It was dead by the time it was returned to the ocean. The fisherman looked at it & saw no potential for profit & tossed it's carcass in the waves.”
Tourists Are Getting Naked At Machu Picchu And Peru Wants Them To Stop (NSFW)

Tourists Are Getting Naked At Machu Picchu And Peru Wants Them To Stop (NSFW)

Commented May 3, 2014 at 19:08:37 in Latino Voices

“What you do in your neck of the woods is up to you. What's considered "disrespectful," in this case, however, is up to the Peruvians. I believe they've spoken on the matter.”
Dealer Backs Down On Plan To Sell Smart Gun After Pro-Gun Activists Threaten To Kill Him

Dealer Backs Down On Plan To Sell Smart Gun After Pro-Gun Activists Threaten To Kill Him

Commented May 3, 2014 at 09:57:43 in Politics

“Have you forgotten the militia's plan to use their wives and daughters as human shields in their stand-off with the federal government?”
3 Signs You Might Be The Problem Employee

3 Signs You Might Be The Problem Employee

Commented May 1, 2014 at 22:52:32 in OWN

“Even worse: You're the guy doing actual work and the people wasting time think you're a problem employee because you make it look like they're wasting time.”
LA Clippers Owner Donald Sterling's Racist Rant Caught On Tape: Report (UPDATES)

LA Clippers Owner Donald Sterling's Racist Rant Caught On Tape: Report (UPDATES)

Commented Apr 27, 2014 at 03:19:06 in Sports

“The NAACP has been obsolete for a long time now. That award is their version of "jumping the ahark."”

lamarr donald on Apr 27, 2014 at 10:37:44

“we agree”
Clippers Player Delivers Slam-Dunk Response To Racist Clippers Owner

Clippers Player Delivers Slam-Dunk Response To Racist Clippers Owner

Commented Apr 26, 2014 at 18:23:05 in Sports

“Brace yourself, honey. With this guy we passed "off the chain" two miles back.”

Stephen Stafford on Apr 26, 2014 at 18:49:55

“I just heard brief snippets on the CBS and NBC news. There are no words...

It is extremely rare for me to have no idea of which way to turn.

Thanks for help with my bracing. I appreciate that.”
LA Clippers Owner Tells Girlfriend Not To Bring Black People To Games (AUDIO)

LA Clippers Owner Tells Girlfriend Not To Bring Black People To Games (AUDIO)

Commented Apr 26, 2014 at 11:44:44 in Black Voices

“What's really interesting to me is he refers to blacks as "the enemy." Then he says," You don't understand ...they're calling me" Who is he talking about? The Gestapo? And why would someone in his position feel compelled to honor their requests? Also, he wants her to present herself as a "delicate white," or "delicate Latino" woman. You can do ANYTHING privately, but just don't let them see you with them in public. Its as if he is not in his right mind. Ladies and gentleman, hate is a powerful thing.”
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