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Kentucky Governor To Mitch McConnell: Get Your Facts Straight On Obamacare

Kentucky Governor To Mitch McConnell: Get Your Facts Straight On Obamacare

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 11:43:45 in Politics

“But you're just talking about one provision of the law that you allege is unpopular. The vast majority of the provisions in the law are extremely popular. The law itself, apart from the labels, is extremely popular.”
Kentucky Governor To Mitch McConnell: Get Your Facts Straight On Obamacare

Kentucky Governor To Mitch McConnell: Get Your Facts Straight On Obamacare

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 11:39:35 in Politics

“Yeah, I was being sarcastic.”
Hagia Sophia Mosque? Turkish Leaders Call For Conversion Of Istanbul Landmark, Alarming Religious Minorities

Hagia Sophia Mosque? Turkish Leaders Call For Conversion Of Istanbul Landmark, Alarming Religious Minorities

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 11:18:24 in Religion

“It won't happen. It will be too damaging to Turkey's standing in the world and will diminish one of its great tourist attractions.”
Kentucky Governor To Mitch McConnell: Get Your Facts Straight On Obamacare

Kentucky Governor To Mitch McConnell: Get Your Facts Straight On Obamacare

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 08:49:44 in Politics

“You forgot about the "death panels". Need to put that in there, too.”

jvnvch on Dec 6, 2013 at 08:56:57

“I prefer not to go there, but you can put it in there yourself, if you like. There is some basis for doing so, under a different description, of course. But, also of course, you would prefer not to go there as well, I'm sure.”
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Nelson Mandela Dead: Former South African President Dies At 95

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 00:08:44 in Black Voices

“Mandela personified human rights.”
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Nelson Mandela Dead: Former South African President Dies At 95

Commented Dec 5, 2013 at 22:06:17 in Black Voices

“One of the five greatest people of the 20th century. The world is dimmer for his passing.”
Sarah Palin On Martin Bashir's Resignation: 'My Role Is To Accept His Apology' And 'Move On'

Sarah Palin On Martin Bashir's Resignation: 'My Role Is To Accept His Apology' And 'Move On'

Commented Dec 5, 2013 at 11:55:17 in Politics

“Seems to me Bashir was bringing a bit of fact to bear on Palin's hyperbole. The reality of slavery is, and was, very different from the reality of debt, and equating the two really is pretty shameful on Palin's part.”

gingerred on Dec 5, 2013 at 20:34:55

“read history. Research Debtor's Prison . Research Indentured Servitude”

jebtry on Dec 5, 2013 at 12:36:49

“that's not even the worse slavery comment she's made re: Obama. It's been habitual.”

OneJohnQPublic on Dec 5, 2013 at 12:29:42

“Why you changing topics. The issue is the conduct of Bashir. Stop trying to defect from his poor comments.”
Obama's Vision For High-Speed Rail Is In Danger Of Stalling Out

Obama's Vision For High-Speed Rail Is In Danger Of Stalling Out

Commented Dec 5, 2013 at 09:12:40 in Politics

“It is inevitable that rail will expand throughout the US and become a large part of our domestic transportation picture.”

primordialsoup on Dec 5, 2013 at 09:14:51

“Exactly. The one car, one person system is unsustainable.”
Millennials Losing Faith In Obama And Obamacare, Poll Finds

Millennials Losing Faith In Obama And Obamacare, Poll Finds

Commented Dec 5, 2013 at 08:54:01 in Politics

“But I also mean they can't kick you off for pre-existing conditions, they can't sell you junk insurance (if the law is allowed to take full effect), they have to devote a minimum percentage of premiums collected to paying claims, they have to let people stay on parents' insurance until age 26, etc.. Those are new regulations on the health insurance industry.”

Midnight Toker on Dec 5, 2013 at 15:26:07

“True...except the junk insurance packages. This by no means leads to SP though. These minor protections were a trade off for subsidized insurance industry profits.”
Millennials Losing Faith In Obama And Obamacare, Poll Finds

Millennials Losing Faith In Obama And Obamacare, Poll Finds

Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 17:13:52 in Politics

“Well, five years ago we were losing nearly a million jobs a month in the US economy, so I doubt even Millenials think that was better than today. Perhaps 6 years ago, during the fraud expansion, things seemed better.”
Millennials Losing Faith In Obama And Obamacare, Poll Finds

Millennials Losing Faith In Obama And Obamacare, Poll Finds

Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 17:12:04 in Politics

“But it does take a step forward, in that it regulates health insurance. That's at least something.”

Midnight Toker on Dec 4, 2013 at 18:40:34

“If by regulate...you mean empower...sure.”
Millennials Losing Faith In Obama And Obamacare, Poll Finds

Millennials Losing Faith In Obama And Obamacare, Poll Finds

Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 17:11:07 in Politics

“We shall see. Obama's term is not over yet.”
Millennials Losing Faith In Obama And Obamacare, Poll Finds

Millennials Losing Faith In Obama And Obamacare, Poll Finds

Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 17:09:37 in Politics

“If you want to have a government that does not function, vote Republican (see Congress). After all, they never stop telling us that government is the problem.”
This 1 Quote Explains America's Biggest Problem Perfectly

This 1 Quote Explains America's Biggest Problem Perfectly

Commented Dec 3, 2013 at 16:28:45 in Business

“There was a time in this country when it might have made sense to provide favorable tax treatment for capital. When the country was developing and capital was scarce relative to labor, it perhaps made sense to favor capital creation by providing a cost (tax) advantage. That time has long since passed, and the tax advantage is nothing more than a massive, destabilizing distortion to the economy. We need to abolish the capital gains tax and tax capital gains exactly the same as ordinary income.”
U.S. Test Scores Remain Stagnant While Other Countries See Rapid Rise

U.S. Test Scores Remain Stagnant While Other Countries See Rapid Rise

Commented Dec 3, 2013 at 16:25:59 in Politics

“It just means we're spending less per child on education than many other countries, and it shows.”

hoosieradam on Dec 3, 2013 at 16:30:38

This 1 Quote Explains America's Biggest Problem Perfectly

This 1 Quote Explains America's Biggest Problem Perfectly

Commented Dec 3, 2013 at 16:05:29 in Business

“A big part of the reason we do not distribute wealth well is because capital gains receive favorable tax treatment versus wages. Capital gains should be taxed exactly the same as ordinary income.”

WebbieGuru on Dec 3, 2013 at 16:12:06

“There's so many ways that the rich have lobbied and purchased to ensure that this isn't a fair playing field:

1. Capital Gain tax - according to Georg Washington, capital gains was to be the ONLY type of income taxed since it was money in exchange for nothing. Labor was not to be taxed because labor was in directly exchange for income and not considered a "gain" but an "exchange".”
U.S. Test Scores Remain Stagnant While Other Countries See Rapid Rise

U.S. Test Scores Remain Stagnant While Other Countries See Rapid Rise

Commented Dec 3, 2013 at 15:49:32 in Politics

“As a percentage of GDP, US is middle of the pack in public school funding. It shows.”

Sean 6399 on Dec 3, 2013 at 15:53:54

“Funding is largely irrelevant to outcome.”
Orlando Bloom Makes A Huge 'Lord Of The Rings' Confession On 'Kimmel' (VIDEO)

Orlando Bloom Makes A Huge 'Lord Of The Rings' Confession On 'Kimmel' (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 3, 2013 at 10:43:13 in Entertainment

“I am going to see the next movie, but I am not happy that Jackson has invented a new character out of whole cloth for this one. I hope it's not terrible.”
U.S. Test Scores Remain Stagnant While Other Countries See Rapid Rise

U.S. Test Scores Remain Stagnant While Other Countries See Rapid Rise

Commented Dec 3, 2013 at 09:39:15 in Politics

“Here's a good one. South Carolina always scores below the national average on the SAT. Always.”
U.S. Test Scores Remain Stagnant While Other Countries See Rapid Rise

U.S. Test Scores Remain Stagnant While Other Countries See Rapid Rise

Commented Dec 3, 2013 at 09:32:41 in Politics

“As a percentage of GDP, we are middle of the pack on public education spending. It shows.”

hoosieradam on Dec 3, 2013 at 16:02:08

“When you have a much higher GDP, it is easier to spend less as a percent of GDP while still maintaining an edge over other countries.”

conservativeandright on Dec 3, 2013 at 09:46:40

“It isn't a funding problem.”
U.S. Test Scores Remain Stagnant While Other Countries See Rapid Rise

U.S. Test Scores Remain Stagnant While Other Countries See Rapid Rise

Commented Dec 3, 2013 at 08:10:16 in Politics

“The school system is under-funded.”

crcarr on Dec 3, 2013 at 15:56:28

“I agree that it's underfunded, but the problem is also the the top-heavy costs for administration. Many schools function very well with less administrators. The example that was always used was the Chicago Catholic schools. Less than 5% was spent on administration and they always were near the top in national testing.”

Rod in SC on Dec 3, 2013 at 08:22:50

“Ha! Good one!”

conservativeandright on Dec 3, 2013 at 08:18:17

“That is hilarious...aren't we #2 in spending among developed nations..under funding is not the reason.”
Loading Koch Industries Website Too Many Times In 1 Minute Just Cost This Truck Driver $183,000

Loading Koch Industries Website Too Many Times In 1 Minute Just Cost This Truck Driver $183,000

Commented Dec 3, 2013 at 06:19:26 in Politics

“The penalty was based on a statute that says what the penalty is.”

joelj on Dec 3, 2013 at 06:23:53

“He clearly was part of a conspiracy and he could have served up to 5 years in prison for each count. He got off easy because he consented to a plea bargain. The 5 years max per count is what the statute says.”
Loading Koch Industries Website Too Many Times In 1 Minute Just Cost This Truck Driver $183,000

Loading Koch Industries Website Too Many Times In 1 Minute Just Cost This Truck Driver $183,000

Commented Dec 3, 2013 at 05:42:47 in Politics

“Punitive damages is a concept from civil law. This was a criminal case. And punitive damages cannot ever be more than 9 time economic damages.”

MalikL on Dec 3, 2013 at 06:10:31

“It was part of a plea deal, that is why it is only $183K

He was charged with conspiracy to damage a protected computer and one count of damaging a protected computer. Each charge carries a maximum prison sentence of five years and a $250,000 fine.

It could have been much worse”

joelj on Dec 3, 2013 at 05:55:33

“And, IMHO, punative damages rightly belong ONLY in criminal law. Furthermore, the Koch's contended that this organized cyber-attack required them to hire a cyber-security firm to defend agains't this ILLEGAL attack which cost them more than $180K. Therefore whether the penalty was based on actual damages or purely punative, they court acted appropriately.”
Loading Koch Industries Website Too Many Times In 1 Minute Just Cost This Truck Driver $183,000

Loading Koch Industries Website Too Many Times In 1 Minute Just Cost This Truck Driver $183,000

Commented Dec 3, 2013 at 05:39:49 in Politics

“There is still the Eight Amendment to consider.”
Edward Snowden revelations prompt UN investigation into surveillance

Edward Snowden revelations prompt UN investigation into surveillance

Commented Dec 2, 2013 at 15:41:04 in World

“The US will never submit to UN oversight of US intelligence programs.”

I for Inculcate on Dec 3, 2013 at 00:56:47

“We are on the security council, of course 'we' won't submit”

Hyblarvim on Dec 2, 2013 at 15:42:00

“What country would do that?”
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