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NBC/WSJ Poll: Primary Season Takes 'corrosive' Toll On GOP And Its Candidates

NBC/WSJ Poll: Primary Season Takes 'corrosive' Toll On GOP And Its Candidates

Commented Mar 5, 2012 at 12:19:21 in Politics

“What is he doing about it? The bubble is going vertical if this graph is accurate: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/name-bubble
NBC/WSJ Poll: Primary Season Takes 'corrosive' Toll On GOP And Its Candidates

NBC/WSJ Poll: Primary Season Takes 'corrosive' Toll On GOP And Its Candidates

Commented Mar 5, 2012 at 12:18:43 in Politics

“I agree that the tuition raises is part of the problem and increasing the bubble, but the loans (that the taxpayers will end up bailing out) are making it possible for the colleges to inflate their prices, just like the subprime loans given by banks made it possible for for the real estate market to inflate.”
NBC/WSJ Poll: Primary Season Takes 'corrosive' Toll On GOP And Its Candidates

NBC/WSJ Poll: Primary Season Takes 'corrosive' Toll On GOP And Its Candidates

Commented Mar 5, 2012 at 11:50:38 in Politics

“Are any of the candidates on either side addressing the student loan and education bubble that is going vertical and encouraging so many young to carry large debt, much like the housing scandal? I could imagine the next melt-down and bailout being associated with this.”

young73 on Mar 5, 2012 at 12:05:22

“Have you complained to your governor for allowing the state college to raise tuition so much
over the years? A lot of the stuff people are complaining about has nothing to do with the Federal Government, but has everything to do with the State government. The GOP presidential candidates' plans will increase the deficit more and cut SS, Medicare, and all other safety nets. Is that what you really want?”

fullofmitt on Mar 5, 2012 at 11:54:48

“Yes..Obama is! read the material!”
huffingtonpost entry

Gainesville High School Students' Racist YouTube Rant Forces Girls To Leave School, Apologize (VIDEO)

Commented Feb 22, 2012 at 10:19:21 in Education

“These two really don't deserve the time of day, but talk about ignorance. I really didn't believe there were people out there who were so insecure and ridiculous. Goes without saying, of course, but every group has its good and bad people.”

aford1930 on Feb 22, 2012 at 10:38:15

“yes every race has it's good and bad but look at the numbers of different races leaching off of the system and the black race is far more dominant that other races. if the truth hurts then you need to look into being albe to change things. if you work fo a living look at your pay check and just think how much more you could have if you didn't have to support these leaches.”
Scott Brown Leads Elizabeth Warren In New Massachusetts Poll

Scott Brown Leads Elizabeth Warren In New Massachusetts Poll

Commented Feb 17, 2012 at 15:23:44 in Politics

“Whatever floats your boat. You clearly haven't done your research.”
Scott Brown Leads Elizabeth Warren In New Massachusetts Poll

Scott Brown Leads Elizabeth Warren In New Massachusetts Poll

Commented Feb 17, 2012 at 15:21:56 in Politics

“Yes. Go retire.”
Scott Brown Leads Elizabeth Warren In New Massachusetts Poll

Scott Brown Leads Elizabeth Warren In New Massachusetts Poll

Commented Feb 17, 2012 at 15:20:16 in Politics

“Agreed. Maybe the poll is rigged. The large interests do not want Warren and they do want Brown.”
Scott Brown Leads Elizabeth Warren In New Massachusetts Poll

Scott Brown Leads Elizabeth Warren In New Massachusetts Poll

Commented Feb 17, 2012 at 15:18:59 in Politics

“How is it possible Brown--who just came out in favor of a bill that would allow the insurance companies MA citizens are forced to pay ---to drop those customers at will?”

tryingtodobetter on Feb 17, 2012 at 15:46:29

“Cause they're not paying attention yet. They will, in September.”
Scott Brown Leads Elizabeth Warren In New Massachusetts Poll

Scott Brown Leads Elizabeth Warren In New Massachusetts Poll

Commented Feb 17, 2012 at 15:17:54 in Politics

“If Massachusetts citizens were to pass up a moderate like Warren who can't be bought, I'd have to wonder about all the influence of all those universities in the state of higher education and whether they are broken and no longer creating a culture of people who can think for themselves.

They have a shot at one of the best candidates (most likely to remain responsive to the voters) in the entire country and it's hard to believe record numbers of them won't recognize that.”

Notmybrotherskeeper on Feb 17, 2012 at 15:23:44

“You think Liz is a moderate? Sure thing, so is BillyAyers.”

sticks n stones on Feb 17, 2012 at 15:21:19

“Oh, please. Warren has very little experience. She is nothing but a blank slate upon which you are projecting your hopes and dreams.”
Paul Krugman In Playboy Interview: 'People Should Be In Jail' Because Of Financial Crisis

Paul Krugman In Playboy Interview: 'People Should Be In Jail' Because Of Financial Crisis

Commented Feb 17, 2012 at 15:12:15 in Business

“Why does this observation come so late? It's a surprise that all journalists haven't noted the conspicuous lack of investigations and prosecutions of those who took down the lives, jobs, pensions and economy of millions of their fellow citizens.”

Seymoreclearly on Feb 17, 2012 at 15:37:38

“Krugman has been railing for prosecutions for a couple years now. In fact, many other journalists & citizens have been calling for prosecutions, but true to form, Washington is NOT listening.”
Iran Nuclear Coverage Echoes Iraq War Media Frenzy

Iran Nuclear Coverage Echoes Iraq War Media Frenzy

Commented Feb 17, 2012 at 15:06:49 in Media

“Perfect title. Yeah, right...where have we seen this play before? You would think a creatiive team could come up with another one---or just tell the truth about why the need to go to war w/Iran because if the reasoning is so sound, surely common sense will prevail and people will agree.”
National Mortgage Settlement: States, Big Banks Reach $25 Billion Deal [UPDATE]

National Mortgage Settlement: States, Big Banks Reach $25 Billion Deal [UPDATE]

Commented Feb 9, 2012 at 10:36:55 in Business

“Here, educate yourself and read an expert's evaluation about the top twelve reasons why this deal stinks:

http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2012/02/the-top-twelve-reasons-why-you-should-hate-the-mortgage-settlement.html
David Carter Found Dead In Foreclosed Home As Many As Four Years After Suicide (VIDEO)

David Carter Found Dead In Foreclosed Home As Many As Four Years After Suicide (VIDEO)

Commented Feb 9, 2012 at 10:16:22 in Business

“How do the people responsible for this explain it to their children?”
Foreclosure Settlement Reached: Largest Bank Payout By Far Since Financial Crisis [UPDATE]

Foreclosure Settlement Reached: Largest Bank Payout By Far Since Financial Crisis [UPDATE]

Commented Feb 9, 2012 at 10:14:39 in Business

“Some of what NakedCapitalism wrote:
(http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2012/02/the-top-twelve-reasons-why-you-should-hate-the-mortgage-settlement.html)

Top 12 reasons this deal stinks:

1. We’ve now set a price for forgeries and fabricating documents. It's $2000 per loan. ...settlement represents about 1% of loan balances...no one is at any of the servicers going to jail for forgery...

2. ...$26 billion is actually $5 billion of bank money and the rest is your money...principal writedowns are guaranteed to come almost entirely from... taxpayers via Fannie and Freddie, pension funds, insurers, and 401 (k)s.

3. ...$5 billion divided among the big banks wouldn’t even represent a significant quarterly hit.

4. That $20 billion actually makes bank second liens sounder, so this deal is a stealth bailout that strengthens bank balance sheets at the expense of the broader public.

5. The enforcement is a joke. The first layer of supervision is the banks reporting on themselves.

6. The past history of servicer consent decrees shows the servicers all fail to comply.

7. Nevada and Arizona on the Countrywide settlement suit is a special gift for Bank of America...

8. If the new Federal task force were intended to be serious, this deal would have not have been settled. You never settle before investigating..no individuals or entities higher up the food chain will face any sort of meaningful charges.”
Greek Debt Deal: Greek Leaders Agree On Austerity Measures To Satisfy Lenders

Greek Debt Deal: Greek Leaders Agree On Austerity Measures To Satisfy Lenders

Commented Feb 9, 2012 at 09:41:22 in Business

“don't believe all the nonsense you are told by corporate owned news orgs that exist to ensure their own profits and the profits of their advertisers.”
How Does Facebook Make Money?

How Does Facebook Make Money?

Commented Feb 5, 2012 at 10:02:06 in Technology

“If it's free, you are not the customer, you are the product to be sold.”

socialtalker on Feb 5, 2012 at 16:43:59

“absolutely dead on why of putting it. F+F
but thinking on it, thats the very nature of most web sites, mags, newspapers, mags. etc. its not bad until they invade your privacy too much”

nana41 on Feb 5, 2012 at 11:34:15

“How few of their users realize that they are being p i m p e d”
Google's Privacy Policy Changes Prompt EU Probe

Google's Privacy Policy Changes Prompt EU Probe

Commented Feb 5, 2012 at 10:00:16 in Technology

“Ummmm....Does anybody else feel their intelligence has been insulted? This new policy to aggregate everything about you is a PRIVACY policy?

lol. Don't even know what to make of the fact that they call it a "privacy policy".”
Josh Fox, 'Gasland' Director, Talks Of Capitol Hill Arrest

Josh Fox, 'Gasland' Director, Talks Of Capitol Hill Arrest

Commented Feb 4, 2012 at 12:50:13 in Green

“"It was my understanding that my credentials are my American citizenship."

No kidding, right? Surely our government of the people, by the people and for the people wouldn't prevent the people from public meetings and documenting those meetings.”

celere on Feb 4, 2012 at 12:54:40

“Absolutely. It's amazing that Republicans, who say they distrust government, always favor government secrecy. Does not add up.”
STOCK Act To Bar Lawmaker Insider Trading Passes Senate

STOCK Act To Bar Lawmaker Insider Trading Passes Senate

Commented Feb 3, 2012 at 10:00:06 in Politics

“Here's hoping we have more representatives capable of running a country that excels in a sustainable way due to hard work, good stratgey, innovation and the ability to get things done than we do reps with mere expertise in fundraising, insider trading or exploiting loopholes.”

mspat44417 on Feb 3, 2012 at 10:13:00

“You really don't think that that's going to happen do you....If so you are in for a major disappointment....”
Rick Santorum Warns Voters Of America's Demise

Rick Santorum Warns Voters Of America's Demise

Commented Feb 3, 2012 at 09:38:23 in Politics

“Instead of fearful nightmares and a low bar, how about some great leaders who aren't corporate owned and who have the vision to help us get back on track and beyond the problems past, innefective leadership has facililtated.

Of course we first better ask our state legislatures to pass a Consitututional amendment to get the money out of elections.”
huffingtonpost entry

'Gasland' Journalists Arrested At Hearing By Order Of House Republicans (UPDATES)

Commented Feb 1, 2012 at 23:45:51 in Politics

“What? For real? No more transparency at public meetings? Can't have any documentary filmmakers or independent journalists on Capital Hill now at public meetings?

Good PR for his Gasland film though and maybe that will do more than his filming of the meeting anyway.”
Elizabeth Warren Goes After Scott Brown On

Elizabeth Warren Goes After Scott Brown On "Buffett Rule"

Commented Feb 1, 2012 at 10:36:20 in Politics

“facts?
links?
evidence?”
Elizabeth Warren Goes After Scott Brown On

Elizabeth Warren Goes After Scott Brown On "Buffett Rule"

Commented Jan 31, 2012 at 20:11:56 in Politics

“Try as people might to fan flames of anger over wealth, Americans have never been against wealth. When someone is ambitious and does cool or useful things to make loads of money, the people I know are either impressed or else wealth aquisition is not their thing and they don't really care one way or the other.

What most Americans seem to have a problem with is when the game is rigged, or when the wealth is gotten by way of theft, bailouts from the working poor, lies and spin, insider trading, crime, fraud, etc.

From what I understand Warren's wealth comes from teaching and expertise in finance matters (something we could really use as a nation right now as evidenced by our outlandish debt and unsustainable wars and all).”

ReadThomasSowell on Jan 31, 2012 at 22:06:42

“Buffet is a HUGE rigger of the game. You should google "buffet keystone pipeline".”

sticks n stones on Jan 31, 2012 at 20:27:24

“According to her, she's not wealthy.”

DanInLA on Jan 31, 2012 at 20:14:28

“If you believe she earned her wealth in the right way, then you haven't done enough homework yet.”
Elizabeth Warren Goes After Scott Brown On

Elizabeth Warren Goes After Scott Brown On "Buffett Rule"

Commented Jan 31, 2012 at 19:48:55 in Politics

“Good point.”
WATCH: Teen Repeats Any Word Backwards Instantly!

WATCH: Teen Repeats Any Word Backwards Instantly!

Commented Jan 30, 2012 at 14:15:59 in Home

“Wow. That's got to be useful for something. Very unique talent.”
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