“I looked at your reply a couple of times and I have no idea what you're talking about. Well regulated can only mean more laws.Regulation? Get it? Rules?”
swatcapt on Jun 4, 2014 at 10:03:35
“Maybe you should look at what the phrase meant when it was written. The bill of rights was to keep the government from infringing on our rights. It makes no sense that that would say you can make laws when the very purpose of what they were doing was to stop that from happening.”
“You fail to mention the fact that those imprisoned in GITMO are not charged with anything. Many were sold to Americans by foreign entities,we have no idea why they're there. They have no legal representation and if they do they aren't allowed to see the charges or evidence against them. Your scenario is legitimate,what we have in GITMO is completely different.A life sentence with no proof of guilt and no way to ask for a real trial with the prosecution providing real evidence. You can believe that's legal if you want,I don't.”
bansidhe54 on Jun 2, 2014 at 05:14:16
“Baloney. That "defense"--that they were sold to Americans--is no more valid than the average common murderer claiming, "I didn't do it." There are charges. And, they all have lawyers--teams of lawyers, in fact. The procedures are just not the same type or format as those you're familiar with in our civilian court systems. The Taliban were not the internationally recognized legitimate government of Afghanistan before we invaded, because they were terrorizing the northern half of their country--with the help of Al Qaeda--for the 10 years previous using terrorist tactics that they publicly proclaimed "legitimate." Gitmo is operated no differently than George Washington's procedures by which he legitimately executed John Andre, and John Andre was not a terrorist. Broaden your news sources beyond HP as these 5 arrive in Qatar and subsequently as well as after Abdullah Abdullah is sworn in as Afghanistan's new president. I doubt the 5 remain in Qatar for the entire one year and have already been acknowledged by the Taliban as some of their top people. Abdullah was the "foreign minister" of the Northern Alliance--whom Clinton refused to help in any way-- before 2/11/2001. It wouldn't surprise me if he didn't annihilate the Taliban even if he has to start a war with Pakistan to finish the job. For the sake of civilized people all over the world, pay attention over the next few years.”
“If there is evidence of any criminal activity they should be charged and tried in a court of law. The gibberish you spew has no basis in objective thinking.”
Marc Shakter on Jun 2, 2014 at 01:42:03
“Objective thinking doesn't mean what you think it means.... My "gibberish" is based on fact, not emotional bias. Just because you know nothing about warfare does not make what I said any less true. Emotional and biased would be trying to discredit someone by dismissing what they say as if it has no basis in fact. For a refresher, the definition of objective as an adjective as it would best apply to objective thinking: 5. not influenced by personal feelings, interpretations, or prejudice; based on facts; unbiased: an objective opinion.
6.intent upon or dealing with things external to the mind rather than with thoughts or feelings, as a person or a book.”
bansidhe54 on Jun 1, 2014 at 11:58:04
“It's international law based on the European rules of war that has existed for hundreds of years. In fact, it's those same rules of war on which the Geneva conventions are based. Did you ever watch the movie "Patriot"? When the British officer arrests the eldest son with intent to execute him? That would have been "legal" because he was captured out of uniform yet in possession of military dispatches. What the movie didn't explain was that a "spy" was considered an "illegal combatant" and so could be executed on the spot. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unlawful_combatant”
“John McCain is the guy that added the amendment to bomb Iraq into the last failed bill that would have authorized more funding from the VA. Since President Obama took office Republicans have blocked 6 bills giving the VA more funding and with their government closure causing a 10% across the board budgetary cuts the VA suffered some more. I understand the VA budget at current funding levels allots an average of $3,000 per year per vet......A ridiculously low number for clientele that have serious health problems. Instead of investigating Benghazi,why don't Republicans investigate themselves and get to the bottom of why they're so intent on destroying America.”
“Yes we know,Republicans like to share their displeasure of blacks by not tipping. They think the average $4 an hour wages of Red Lobster servers is sufficient. Exactly what does a server have to do to warrant no tip at all?”
“If those two Republican doctors, Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.) and Rep. John Fleming (R-La.) who are fighting medical marijuana use would be so kind as to release their personal self prescribed prescription information for our perusal there's a slight chance,not much,but a slight chance I would give them a listen.”
Kansas Moondog on May 30, 2014 at 08:19:32
“My guess is that the drug reps wined and dined them, gave them everything from coffee mugs to free continuing education/ golfing trips and kick backs to their practices for prescribing their meds.”
“You can do your own homework.BTW,your bio"More guns for more people in more places"? Did you know that the US has about the highest mortality rate from guns than any other fully developed country? And we have the highest per capita gun ownership. So more guns makes us safer? Shouldn't we be one of the safest countries with the least amount of gun deaths? I'll patiently await your gibberish reply.”
“The 2nd Amendment wasn't translated into the loathsome lie it is today until the 1970's.The NRA deposed all the hunters in their corporate ranks and put in gun lobbyists to work tirelessly to change the way the SCOTUS interpreted the 2nd Amendment. The 2nd Amendment....A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed,was not written to give individuals the right to bear arms. It was in acquiescence to the southern slave holder states who had armed militia's that checked movement of all slaves 24/7 to make sure they didn't try running away or start an uprising.What we have now is a bought and paid for translation whose only purpose is to sell more and more guns. The NRA has the 2nd Amendment emblazoned in their HQ lobby,conveniently leaving out the beginning passage of "A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state" The NRA are nothing but hucksters killing Americans with their profane pitch of protecting the Constitution.”
swatcapt on Jun 2, 2014 at 12:27:44
“Well regulated does not mean laws”
ilovemyrights on May 29, 2014 at 22:55:28
“Nope. Always meant what it does now. You can look at every decision to date.”
mpasmith on May 29, 2014 at 22:23:19
“For the NRA to STILL claim that they are a "non political organization solely interested in gun safety" is ridiculous.
Anyone who still believes this about the NRA should have their guns seized by law enforcement based on their mental instability.”
“You really don't use much of your gray matter,do you? The Koch's are guilty because they do this on purpose. We don't know how much of this should be shouldered on Gen. Shinseki because as far as I know he has been an honorable man true to his country. I sure as heck can't say that about the GOP who purposely stopped legislation on more than a few bills that would fund the VA on numerous occasions.”
“F& F,you're exactly right. The GOP just wants to make Gen Shinseki a scapegoat to lay blame on anything they can associate to President Obama. I'm not a huge supporter of the president's policies,but I sure know what it looks like when the GOP railroads him for the very policies they caused/enacted by their failure to support needed programs. What the country needs a thorough investigation of the Republican party that has taken on the role of conspiratorial treasonous politicians fighting hard to make sure nothing productive is legislated while the current occupant of the White House is still in office. In all the years President Obama has been in office the GOP has truly been at the vanguard of a treasonous exercise of power.”
Alanamari on May 29, 2014 at 15:03:11
“Not to be disrepectful, however, you are wrong in what you say. It is not just the GOP that is asking for Shinseki to take responsibility for his actions! He, so to speak, is the CEO in charge of the VA, therefore, he is responsible! Again, do your research as you will find that it was Obama that denied the Vets reinstatement of benefits during sequestration as he told the GoP, all benefits to all people restored or none at all!”
“The Koch brothers have already done what you say and they're still doing it.Currently they're fighting to build the Keystone Pipeline which we already know is sure to leak and poison the Ogalalla aquifer which supplies waters to millions of Americans.”
Paldorin on May 29, 2014 at 12:41:43
“So you blame them or do you blame the people under them?”
“It's a partisan issue because Republicans refused to pass legislation to fully fund the VA. Their persistent cutting of the budget while doling out corporate welfare is legion,so don't tell me this isn't partisan. If Gen. Shinseki was doing what he could with the little he was given I think an investigation into Republican legislating of failure should top be our top priority.”
nkdgolf on May 29, 2014 at 16:17:28
“The bill wasn't passed because (1) there was a ton of pork in the bill (2) Hairy Reid refused to allow ANY amendments to be proposed (3) the Dems would not allow any budget offsets to pay for this bill.
By the way, the VA budget wasn't cut. In the last decade the budget has increased 100% while patient load increased 30%.
Obama campaigned on this issue in 2007 and yet it is worse today than 2007 but like a typical liberal no one is accountable except Republicans.
Fortunately your opinion is your opinion and not based on fact.”
“Yes,numbers mean something,depending on what position you're defending. Do you take into account that Germans and I think the French too all have healthcare? Unemployed Germans are given a huge benefit when they're first unemployed and it's reduced after a period of time but it's a lifetime benefit.The German and French societies are completely different from the US,you're talking apples and oranges. Those numbers you cite don't acknowledge these differences.Look at mortality rates of infants,Germany and France compared to the US fare better by approximately 40%. They're not spending money on prisons like we do. They don't have private prison corporations lobbying for longer prison sentences.Don't think by showing me metadata that supports a small slice of the issues is proof of anything.”
texdoc96 on Jun 1, 2014 at 17:34:05
“Most Americans receive their healthcare benefits pre-tax. The average American family spend 3.1% of their take home pay on Healthcare. In germany it is 2.1% in France 1.6 percent. So Americans spend at most 1.5% more of their income on healthcare. Good try though.
Yeah they are different. I imagine making 30% less makes the workers lives a lot different. http://www.toytowngermany.com/wiki/Unemployment_benefits
Unemployment insurance pays 67% of previous pay for 12 months total if under 42. Its 50% here. So 67% of 70% pay would be 46% of what an American worker makes. So it is lower than here in money paid out on unemployment. The lifetime unemployment you talk about is like our welfare and average of less than the equivalent of 1000 a month.
The retirement pesions are less than the average social security payment here.
The workers are just compensated poorly compared to the US.
You have to deal with that fact when you try to say our policies should be more like theirs. Most liberals know how Americans feel about that so they lie about it.”
“"One Democrat who worked closely with Moore as a member of Congress explained, "She has an ambitious staff, and they want her to move up in leadership, and they think the way to do that is to raise money." Since the 2008 cycle, Moore has raised more than $930,000 from the financial sector. That's roughly 50 percent more than she has brought in from organized labor, which had previously been her biggest backer." Okay all you Citizens United defenders,do you understand what's going on here? The votes are for sale,plain and simple.Oh I forgot,that's what you wanted. I have to admit I as a Democrat never thought the CBC was for sale. So much for assumptions,this is extremely disappointing,greed and graft everywhere.”
MplsPoliticsv3 on May 28, 2014 at 21:11:39
“If corporations are not people for the purposes of the 1st Amendment, then they are not people for the purposes of any of the rest of the BOR either. That means that if Citizens United had gone the other way, Congress could deprive corporations of property without due process, could discriminate against some corporations for the most vile and unfair of reasons without any worry of their being an equal protection issue and do a lot of other things.
Worse still, there is nothing special about a corporation. If corporations are not people then neither are charities, fraternal organizations, churches or any other voluntary association. If Citizens' United had been decided any other way, the American people would have been entitled to protection under the BOR so long as they didn't organize themselves into any group or exercise their rights in anything but an individual capacity.
I don't think there has been a more important case decided in my lifetime than Citizens' United. It is more important than Heller and McDonald. Had it gone the other way, the BOR would have effectively become a dead letter. The fact that Progs hate the decision so much tells you all you need to know about their respect for the BOR.”
“We already make 30% less.We've had no progress in median income levels in decades. Stop all the free trade agreements and tariff all imports. It's very simple but hardly any of our duly elected dare mess with their donors.”
“"The feeling from many people is, he put them in a very uncomfortable position" by coming out." Can you just imagine how uncomfortable they would be if he saved one of their children from drowning? They would actually be put in the untenable position of being thankful and grateful.GOP,all you're good for is a few laughs.”