“There is a huge difference between "successful" and "hoarding".”
HamletsMill on Oct 18, 2013 at 00:38:09
People that create something great for society are entitled to wealth. But this is absolutely ridiculous. Pathological Concentration of Wealth (1920's and now!) is eventually suicide for everyone in a society. We are there. How much is enough?
Look at Bill Gates. He was a great businessman and he created something great. But the R&D for the MOSFET technology that became the first 4004, 8008, 8080 and Z80 CPU's (6502 for Apple) was paid for by the taxpayers of the United States. Same for DARPANET in 1969 that eventually became the Eithernet fiber optic packet switching network we now call the Internet and cell phones today.
Tens of thousands of Engineers built this stuff and tens of thousands of computer programmers created the high level computer languages that drive every ongoing feature today. Yet none of that incredible in crease in productivity from the 1980's and 1990's went to the Middle Class Americans that created it. The profits went to the Usury Masters on Wall Street, the vampire Investment Banker Scum and their insider ilk who stole the advancing wealth that should have gone back to the Engineering Class.
The Day of Judgment is Coming upon the Vampire Squid robbers and usurers. Google "HR-2990 and check the AMI link below to educate yourself.
“It is a rule that, like everything else in the contract, that both the company and union agreed to.
And do you really have to ask "Why won't some people pay for services that the law says they will get regardless if they pay or not"? Really?”
“As it stands now, illegal gardeners are killed, jailed, and/or have all their property seized. How much more "dearly" do you think folks will end up paying if it is re-legalized?”
ceez on Apr 29, 2012 at 08:07:19
“There's is so much fascination with freaking pot in this country. People should stop smoking that crap and find another hobby. Not to mention it smells horrible so if it was legalized that stench would be everywhere.”
“Yet most of the people who smoked pot are STILL gonna vote for Obama. And nothing at all will change in regards to this policy, 'cause the DNC knows that no matter what they do they still own your vote.
Remember - a toker voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Col. Sanders.”
VungTauVet on Apr 29, 2012 at 08:20:27
“You're saying that Willard won't enforce marijuana legislation ?? Nice try but the adage is: A working man voting republican is like a chicken voting for Col Sanders. Epic fail.”
SimianNation on Apr 29, 2012 at 08:14:22
“Pot...a gateway drug to political rationality.”
yellowdoggie on Apr 29, 2012 at 08:12:05
“So you think that Romney's marijuana policies would be more liberal?”
hetrose on Apr 29, 2012 at 08:11:11
“A human voting for any Republican is like the chicken voting for the Fox.”
eAmondale on Apr 29, 2012 at 08:10:57
“The lesser evil is still . . . evil.”
Tblack on Apr 29, 2012 at 08:09:03
“You mad Penguin?”
mtview on Apr 29, 2012 at 08:08:46
“Voting for Romney is also like that.”
barrada nicto on Apr 29, 2012 at 08:04:50
“And someone voting for a Republican is road kill?”
“Not everyone, not even "most", who are wealthy deserve "derision and ridicule". But jerks like Ellision, who bragged in an interview that he bought up a company and dismantled it (thus killing off ~700 jobs) for the sole purpose of climbing up higher on the Forbes list, sure don't deserve any praise. Vultures like him are destroying our country; why are you cheering him on?”
crezyoz on Sep 22, 2013 at 11:10:42
“This message, routed to this blog, courtesy if Cisco.”
“Even tho he turned his back on progressives, I bet most will still vote for whatever Dem ends up winning the primary. That is why the professional politicians ain't worried about breaking anyone's heart, 'cause they know most folks will still stick with 'em rather than vote for the other guy. They don't have to do good, rather they just point out the bad the other side will do.
NOTHING at all will change until more people start voting 3rd/4th party.”
“We can talk about 'em all we want, but until more people start actually voting outside the TwoPartyDuopoly then nothing-at-all in regards to those three issues will ever change.
Keep in mind that history has proven that the 3rd/4th parties don't have to actually win in order to have a major influence in bringing about changes...if at least 1/2 of the non-voters were to show-up at the voting booth for an alternative party then rest assured one, if not both, of the Major Parties would address the issue(s) driving those folks.”
Dennis7450 on Aug 28, 2012 at 12:09:59
“The reason that won't happen is because 40% of our population could care less about politics. if you're reading this, you care. The 40% that don't vote have either given up or will be watching a sports game. In Australia you are fined if you don't vote. What's wrong with that? Congress is at (about) a 14% approval rate. There is virtually no job in the world, other than politics, that could sustain that. And yet here we are.
We have to find 5 issues that cross party lines and that EVERYONE agrees will help our nation. We put those issues in front of Congress and tell them that if they do not vote for these issues they will be voted out of office. And we have a list of names (voters) who voted for that Congressperson WHO WILL VOTE AGAINST that Congressperson if he/she doesn't vote for the hot button issue. Congress won't believe us until the next election cycle when those who voted against those issues are voted out of office. But the issues have to CROSS PARTY LINES. No more health package & retirement for life after one term might be one issue. No more prisons before schools might be another issue. Huffpost can do this. But it needs a powerful organization to get the message out.”
Hank10303 on Aug 28, 2012 at 11:47:23
“When someone has a message worth paying attention to then maybe we will start to vote outside of the two party system. The fact is, most third party candidates have higher impressions of themselves than the populous has. The fact is, voting for a third party candidate, when so much is at risk is not in our best interest, nor is it very practical, because even though you may have made a statement - it is lost if the candidate that wins election ruins the country. In case you hadn't notice that was how Bush won and look where that got us; thanks again Ralph Nader.”
Lindytindy on Aug 28, 2012 at 11:31:16
“We could make change happen if we really wanted to. There is nothing stopping us from voting Third Party in this election. If the majority of us did that and the two party clowns didn't achieve a majority, then interesting things could happen. It would at the very least send a message that we aren't falling for their BS anymore. Vote for what you believe, that's what it's for anyway.”
“Unfortunately, continuing on with the War on Drugs (and over 85% of the WoD is directed towards marijuana) is one of those rare issues that both the Dems and Repubs agree on. Nothing-at-all will change until more people start voting outside the TwoPartySystem.”
AmKonDotNet on Aug 7, 2012 at 21:48:47
“Republicans on the federal level are most definitely not supportive of medical or recreational use, just like our democratic president. But its interesting to note many democratic congresspeople do support medical use, in fact a majority voted recently to end federal raids on medical marijuana dispensaries (whereas a majority of pubs voted to continue raids). Also several state democratic parties have endorsed medical marijuana, and I believe at least 1 republican party has as well (Montana and Colorado if I'm not mistaken).
Real change is coming. Heck 3 states are voting on some form of legalization in November the feds cannot stop the tsunami.”
“President Obama has increased the War on Drugs to unprecedented levels. He says that "legalization" isn't even in his vocabulary. Despite his promise to leave medical marijuana patients alone, his DEA is constantly raiding clinics in states that have voted to allow medical marijuana. Nothing in regards to this policy will change until we get a change in the White House.
Remember: A toker voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Col. Sanders.”
Jeremy Echols on Dec 4, 2011 at 21:32:36
“Yes, but a toker voting for Newt Gingrich, for instance, is far worse. I think only Ron Paul and Gary Johnson are truly willing to make an effort to change this policy, and neither is likely to run against Obama. Though I did recently register republican so I can vote in the primaries and give Paul a shot. If nothing else, the debates would get very interesting.”
RMForbes on Dec 2, 2011 at 16:09:15
“I don't agree at all. I believe we must give President Obama the political cover to end the shameful prohibition of Cannabis. He can't do it alone, he just doesn't have the political clout to get this past the authoritarian conservatives in the Congress. We need legalization ballot initiatives on every state's ballots come 2012. They may not all pass but enough now will. We need to force the issue.”
judas388 on Dec 2, 2011 at 10:40:57
“I’m sorry to say you are right. I expect stupidity and self serving behavior from my local politicians, DA’s and police administrators/policy makers, after all they stuff their pockets and departments with drug money (as well as confiscate house, businesses, kidnap children etc, big, profitable business in the sunshine state) but Obama has let us all down with his deceitful statements he made as to how he would handle states and our rights prier to being elected (say anything, then cater to highest bidder) ……
Have you noticed that a smell number of Federal level GOP members are at least open to the idea of liberalizing cannabis laws while only local/state level DNP’s are saying anything? That’s the situation here in Fla …..so far”
“Reading the Congressional Record from when the laws were first passed, it is obvious that the War on Drugs were enacted in order to lock up people of color. Any surprise that today's cops are using it for the same exact reason?”