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Joachim Gauck Boycotting Sochi Olympics

Joachim Gauck Boycotting Sochi Olympics

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 23:19:44 in World

“Put it permanently in Greece and fund it through the I.O.C. It will be good for Greece and good for the Olympics.”
Joachim Gauck Boycotting Sochi Olympics

Joachim Gauck Boycotting Sochi Olympics

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 23:15:45 in World

“1960 called and wants its "funny" comment back.”
Intense Pearl Harbor Photos Show Why The U.S. Went To War, Why It Is Hell

Intense Pearl Harbor Photos Show Why The U.S. Went To War, Why It Is Hell

Commented Dec 8, 2013 at 14:39:31 in Politics

“The British in Malaysia, the French in Indochina, The Dutch in Indonesia, The Americans in the Philippines. But, an Asian imperialist power in Asia, the gall! Good for you for never forgetting their "uppityness".”
Intense Pearl Harbor Photos Show Why The U.S. Went To War, Why It Is Hell

Intense Pearl Harbor Photos Show Why The U.S. Went To War, Why It Is Hell

Commented Dec 8, 2013 at 14:30:54 in Politics

“Military target vs. civilian target, obviously not.”
Joachim Gauck Boycotting Sochi Olympics

Joachim Gauck Boycotting Sochi Olympics

Commented Dec 8, 2013 at 14:24:06 in World

“It wasn't 1939, but in 1934, the Rev. Michael King of Atlanta visited Berlin to attend the World Baptist Alliance meeting. It was during that visit that he was inspired to change his name and his son's name in honor of the German Reformation leader.”
‘60 Minutes' Benghazi Apology Leaves Key Questions Unanswered

‘60 Minutes' Benghazi Apology Leaves Key Questions Unanswered

Commented Nov 11, 2013 at 19:05:56 in Media

“Audi has been waiting for an apology from 60 Minutes since 1986.”
Why ‘60 Minutes' Stood By Benghazi Source Before Retracting Report

Why ‘60 Minutes' Stood By Benghazi Source Before Retracting Report

Commented Nov 9, 2013 at 17:26:28 in Media

“Per the Wikipedia:
On November 23, 1986, 60 Minutes aired a segment greenlit by Hewitt, concerning the Audi 5000 automobile, a popular German luxury car. The story covered a supposed problem of "unintended acceleration" when the brake pedal was pushed, with emotional interviews with six people who sued Audi (unsuccessfully) after they crashed their cars, including one woman whose 6-year-old boy had been killed. Footage was shown of an Audi 5000 with the accelerator moving down on its own, accelerating the car, after an expert witness employed by one of the plaintiffs modified it with a concealed device to cause it to do so.[25] Independent investigators concluded that this was most likely due to driver incompetence, where the driver let their foot slip off the brake and onto the accelerator. Tests by Audi and independent journalists showed that even with the throttle wide open, the car would simply stall if the brakes were actually being used.[26]”

splenetic on Nov 9, 2013 at 17:40:40

“Per Wikipedia:”
Why ‘60 Minutes' Stood By Benghazi Source Before Retracting Report

Why ‘60 Minutes' Stood By Benghazi Source Before Retracting Report

Commented Nov 9, 2013 at 01:13:13 in Media

“Check out the 1986 60 Minutes story about purported unintended acceleration issues with the Audi 5000 before making comments that 60 Minutes used to be above this sort of thing.”

pghperson on Nov 9, 2013 at 02:51:59

“There actually was unintended acceleration problems in older Audis. I recall numerous reports in the 80s involving the brand. You're saying this didn't happen?”
Why ‘60 Minutes' Stood By Benghazi Source Before Retracting Report

Why ‘60 Minutes' Stood By Benghazi Source Before Retracting Report

Commented Nov 9, 2013 at 00:52:02 in Media

“They Foxed up.”

freethinkergirl on Nov 9, 2013 at 01:26:09

“The clusterFOX generation..”

Micheal Frisbie on Nov 9, 2013 at 01:11:18

“lol, very good, splenetic.”
These Words You Use Every Day Have Racist/Prejudiced Pasts, And You Had No Idea

These Words You Use Every Day Have Racist/Prejudiced Pasts, And You Had No Idea

Commented Oct 25, 2013 at 17:01:11 in Books

“Father Guido Sarducci (comedian Don Novello) said "Presbyterian them down" ... Presbyterian = Church of Scotland = Scots are thrifty. (They get a nice word for penny pinching.)”
These Words You Use Every Day Have Racist/Prejudiced Pasts, And You Had No Idea

These Words You Use Every Day Have Racist/Prejudiced Pasts, And You Had No Idea

Commented Oct 25, 2013 at 16:44:22 in Books

“There was a big wave of both in the 1840s, the Germans after the '48 revolution and the Irish during the potato famine, but there was already a large German population before then ... since the Colonial era. Of course, there were Scotch-Irish here since the beginning, especially in the South ,,, but "Irish-Irish" ... not so much.”
These Words You Use Every Day Have Racist/Prejudiced Pasts, And You Had No Idea

These Words You Use Every Day Have Racist/Prejudiced Pasts, And You Had No Idea

Commented Oct 24, 2013 at 22:19:34 in Books

“Atlanta had a minor league baseball team called the Crackers and there was a "Negro League" team called the Atlanta Black Crackers.”

Joseph Glackin on Oct 24, 2013 at 23:28:39

“It did spread, eapecially after the Civil War, when hardtack (also called crackers) was a staple of army food, because it wouldn't spoil.”
These Words You Use Every Day Have Racist/Prejudiced Pasts, And You Had No Idea

These Words You Use Every Day Have Racist/Prejudiced Pasts, And You Had No Idea

Commented Oct 24, 2013 at 22:14:59 in Books

“The Germans came before the Irish.”

RJGnyc on Oct 25, 2013 at 09:07:16

“I think the Irish wave began around 1830; German wave was after 1850.”
These Words You Use Every Day Have Racist/Prejudiced Pasts, And You Had No Idea

These Words You Use Every Day Have Racist/Prejudiced Pasts, And You Had No Idea

Commented Oct 24, 2013 at 22:09:26 in Books

“Don't forget when there were those who claimed "picnic" was a racist word. It was a completely false and ridiculous claim based on ignorance or just outright dishonesty ... Surprised it didn't make this list.”

Omishinji on Oct 25, 2013 at 11:11:28

“It was an example of making up the meaning of a word.”
WWII Bomb Forces Magdeburg Residents To Evacuate German City

WWII Bomb Forces Magdeburg Residents To Evacuate German City

Commented Oct 24, 2013 at 21:57:52 in World

“You claim to be retired and 68 years old. Are you sure that shouldn't be addled and 108 years old?”
How A Drug Raid Gone Wrong Sparked A Call For Change In The Unlikeliest State In The Nation

How A Drug Raid Gone Wrong Sparked A Call For Change In The Unlikeliest State In The Nation

Commented Oct 24, 2013 at 20:20:41 in Politics

“You're not a native born American, are you? True Americans have an innate revulsion to this kind of authoritarian abuse. And, whether or not the owner is a saint or not, he is indeed the victim in this case, and no perverse argument can change that.”
Sean Hannity's Call To Obamacare Hotline Gets Employee Fired

Sean Hannity's Call To Obamacare Hotline Gets Employee Fired

Commented Oct 24, 2013 at 19:45:06 in Media

“Don't like Hannity, but the woman's employer is this villain in this story.”
Do Animals Have Feelings Like Humans? (VIDEO)

Do Animals Have Feelings Like Humans? (VIDEO)

Commented Oct 19, 2013 at 16:57:31 in Green

“Beware! That slideshow brought tears to my eyes ... And, I'm a cold fish.”
Nada Fight Festival In Japan Involves Some Uniquely Diaper-ish Costumes

Nada Fight Festival In Japan Involves Some Uniquely Diaper-ish Costumes

Commented Oct 19, 2013 at 16:29:12 in Travel

“Comment about "they" (if "they" = "all" Americans) on a website in India: "Of course, later they will go out and slaughter cows for their Happy Meals."”
Nada Fight Festival In Japan Involves Some Uniquely Diaper-ish Costumes

Nada Fight Festival In Japan Involves Some Uniquely Diaper-ish Costumes

Commented Oct 19, 2013 at 15:52:04 in Travel

“"What?!" and "Nada Fight Festival In Japan Involves Some Uniquely Diaper-ish Costumes" Haven't the 13 year old summer interns at Huffington Post gone back to middle school, yet?”

roninroshi on Oct 20, 2013 at 02:21:44

“Outstanding comment...HP falls short again...sometimes i wonder why i continue here w/this rag.”
Betty Ford Danced On The White House Cabinet Table, Was A Total Badass

Betty Ford Danced On The White House Cabinet Table, Was A Total Badass

Commented Oct 18, 2013 at 21:49:10 in Women

“Don't want to be too snobbish, but people with class like Old Money or the current First Family make themselves comfortable among expensive antiques, while others on the other end of the social ladder cover their furniture in plastic or forbid actually using the "fancy" hand towels.”
7 Gross Grooming Mistakes Men Make At Work

7 Gross Grooming Mistakes Men Make At Work

Commented Oct 18, 2013 at 21:25:01 in Style

“"... take this AS a personal affront." :oP”
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