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Bill O'Reilly Taking On 'War On Christmas' Again (VIDEO)

Bill O'Reilly Taking On 'War On Christmas' Again (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 3, 2013 at 19:10:34 in Media

“Yet he defended companies that are waging a "War on Thanksgiving" by being open on that holiday. Not sure what Mr. O'Reilly's game is, but it is obvious he isn't sincere.”

gentryt9 on Dec 3, 2013 at 19:20:11

“I know what his game is. It's a game called avarice.”
The U.S. Blows Everyone Else Out Of The Water In 1 Key Way

The U.S. Blows Everyone Else Out Of The Water In 1 Key Way

Commented Oct 18, 2013 at 00:17:44 in Business

“There is a huge difference between "successful" and "hoarding".”

HamletsMill on Oct 18, 2013 at 00:38:09

“BINGO.

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.

The Secret of Oz - Winner, Best Financial Documentary of 2010
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swkq2E8mswI

American Monetary Institute
http://www.monetary.org/intro-to-monetary-reform

Ronservative on Oct 18, 2013 at 00:27:03

“Why do you hate America?”

how goes the matrix on Oct 18, 2013 at 00:23:10

“or larceny ... more to the point ...

The veneer was pulled back for all to see in 2007 - 08

and still they cheer”
Obama Right-To-Work: President Comes Out Against New Legislation In Michigan

Obama Right-To-Work: President Comes Out Against New Legislation In Michigan

Commented Dec 6, 2012 at 21:24:30 in Politics

“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?”
Obama Right-To-Work: President Comes Out Against New Legislation In Michigan

Obama Right-To-Work: President Comes Out Against New Legislation In Michigan

Commented Dec 6, 2012 at 18:28:20 in Politics

“"Why don't the ones that want to unionize just quit?"

Because they won the vote to unionize.

Why do you hate democracy?”
Obama Right-To-Work: President Comes Out Against New Legislation In Michigan

Obama Right-To-Work: President Comes Out Against New Legislation In Michigan

Commented Dec 6, 2012 at 18:26:14 in Politics

“Why should you be forced to wear shoes at work when you don't want to wear shoes?

The answer for both questions are the same: You're not "forced" to do either, but if you want to work at a company then you are expected to adhere to their rules.”

REASON2010 on Dec 6, 2012 at 18:46:35

“It's not the companies rules. It's the union rules. And if the services are so valuable, surely the members will pay? Right? If not, why?”
Comedy Movie Mistakes: The Biggest Mess-Ups, From 'Animal House' To 'Groundhog Day'

Comedy Movie Mistakes: The Biggest Mess-Ups, From 'Animal House' To 'Groundhog Day'

Commented Sep 28, 2012 at 19:39:59 in Moviefone

“"Those palm trees in the background, which most definitely do not grow in Michigan."

You sure about that? FoxNews had footage showing palm trees growing in Wisconsin.”

LMPE on Oct 19, 2012 at 14:45:16

“Well, Fox Noise IS an entertainment channel.”

goldenblaze on Sep 28, 2012 at 20:28:08

“LOL, Fanned! I remember that one!”

RealityBaseCamp on Sep 28, 2012 at 20:24:07

“That was a comedic mistake too.”
Mitt Romney Campaign Forbids Reporter From Asking About Todd Akin, Abortion (UPDATE)

Mitt Romney Campaign Forbids Reporter From Asking About Todd Akin, Abortion (UPDATE)

Commented Aug 28, 2012 at 11:12:57 in Media

“Ron Johnson is the Senator for Wisconsin. It was an event that was discussing the Romney/Ryan goals for America, and Romney campaign workers were involved.”
Mitt Romney Campaign Forbids Reporter From Asking About Todd Akin, Abortion (UPDATE)

Mitt Romney Campaign Forbids Reporter From Asking About Todd Akin, Abortion (UPDATE)

Commented Aug 23, 2012 at 20:17:36 in Media

“A Romney staffer in Madison WI wouldn't allow a local reporter into an event where Sen Johnson was speaking, so despite what they are now claiming it is previous this is how they operate.”

Eris23Skidoo on Aug 23, 2012 at 20:29:07

“Who is Sen. Johnson and what on earth does it have to do with the secretive Mitt Romney?”
Fox News Mixes Up Mitch Daniels, Jerry Sandusky

Fox News Mixes Up Mitch Daniels, Jerry Sandusky

Commented Jun 24, 2012 at 10:15:50 in Media

“See what happens when you rely on interns that work for free rather than professional Union workers in the Control Booth?”
Jimmy Kimmel Addresses Marijuana Legalization At White House Correspondents' Dinner 2012

Jimmy Kimmel Addresses Marijuana Legalization At White House Correspondents' Dinner 2012

Commented Apr 29, 2012 at 08:04:27 in Politics

“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.”
Jimmy Kimmel Addresses Marijuana Legalization At White House Correspondents' Dinner 2012

Jimmy Kimmel Addresses Marijuana Legalization At White House Correspondents' Dinner 2012

Commented Apr 29, 2012 at 08:03:15 in Politics

“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?”
Tea Party Stands With Organized Labor On Georgia Anti-Picketing Law

Tea Party Stands With Organized Labor On Georgia Anti-Picketing Law

Commented Apr 15, 2012 at 11:59:37 in Politics

“Warms my heart to see these two groups agreeing! Hopefully both organizations will start to discover that they have even more things in common than just this”
huffingtonpost entry

Obama: 'I Don't Mind A Debate' About Drug Legalization

Commented Apr 15, 2012 at 03:15:25 in Politics

“Does Obama really think he would have been better off if he went to jail for when he smoked pot? *rolls eyes*

Remember, nothing will change as long as we keep voting for the same ol' same ol'....and a toker voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Col. Sanders.”

lynniebaker on Apr 15, 2012 at 04:26:44

“If you think Romney is going to legalize marijuana think again. He is focusing on making alot of things illegal right now.”

brekinla on Apr 15, 2012 at 03:34:42

“AAA Amen”

jmdziuban1 on Apr 15, 2012 at 03:32:14

“And the republican candidate would be a better choice for them? Unlikely. In fact that would only get them a longer term of incarceration for partaking or possessing.”
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison's Pay Drops To $78.4 Million

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison's Pay Drops To $78.4 Million

Commented Sep 22, 2013 at 10:51:13 in Business

“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.”
Matt Damon Is Right

Matt Damon Is Right

Commented Aug 15, 2013 at 12:01:43 in Politics

“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.”

IndependentFL on Aug 16, 2013 at 02:03:22

“So true!”
The Best Mac & Cheese In America

The Best Mac & Cheese In America

Commented Jan 27, 2013 at 22:36:17 in Taste

“How can you list a Best of ANYTHING with Cheese, and not include at least one dish from Wisconsin?

Guess it wasn't anything too personal...looks like all of flyover land got ignored. :D”

Alberto66 on Jan 28, 2013 at 00:27:37

“Paul Ryan decided it wasn't good for yah!”
L.A. Hostages Rescued By SWAT Team During Nordstrom-Rack Robbery

L.A. Hostages Rescued By SWAT Team During Nordstrom-Rack Robbery

Commented Jan 11, 2013 at 11:52:22 in Crime

“"More guns are not the answer."

The police who showed up were unarmed?”
8 Things You're Paying Too Much For (and How to Stop!)

8 Things You're Paying Too Much For (and How to Stop!)

Commented Dec 21, 2012 at 09:16:44 in Business

“"choose regular or unleaded."

That is a phrase I haven't heard in a long time. Do some places still sell gas with lead in it?”

Chante Marie on Jan 7, 2013 at 14:20:34

“Yes they do.”
huffingtonpost entry

The War on Drugs Is Just Plain Crazy

Commented Sep 16, 2012 at 09:30:52 in Politics

“"When the dope dealer next door sells out of his house, and I have cars lined up in front of my house to buy from him what recourse will I have?"

What recourse do you have now if cars start lining up around the street because your neighbor started selling beer out of his house?”
Shadow Conventions 2012: What They Will Not Be Talking About in Tampa and Charlotte

Shadow Conventions 2012: What They Will Not Be Talking About in Tampa and Charlotte

Commented Aug 28, 2012 at 11:10:29 in Politics

“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.”
U.S. Judo Fighter Tests Positive for Marijuana - More Proof War on Drugs Is a Colossal Failure

U.S. Judo Fighter Tests Positive for Marijuana - More Proof War on Drugs Is a Colossal Failure

Commented Aug 7, 2012 at 14:04:04 in Politics

“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.”
huffingtonpost entry

Ending the Drug War: Top Stories of 2011

Commented Dec 1, 2011 at 21:17:20 in Politics

“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”
Of 50,000 Marijuana Arrests In New York City A Year, Most Are Black And Hispanic Men

Of 50,000 Marijuana Arrests In New York City A Year, Most Are Black And Hispanic Men

Commented Nov 6, 2011 at 09:17:10 in New York

“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?”
huffingtonpost entry

Marijuana Legalization Receives 50 Percent Support In New Poll

Commented Nov 1, 2011 at 09:27:14 in Politics

“Here's a link, with sources:

http://my.madison.com/forums/FindPost4415298.aspx

Now that you know,you going to do something about it?”
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