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by hitch
Tue Sep 22, 2015 9:03 am
Forum: Presidential Election
Topic: Donald Trump 2016
Replies: 16549
Views: 938164

Re: Donald Trump 2016

From The Nation  The Media Can No Longer Pretend That Trump’s Racist Birtherism Is Old News Trump had successfully built a great big wall to keep his ugly birther narrative from crossing into his current presidential run—until last night. Much of the mainstream media have had to face the inconvenie...
by hitch
Thu Oct 23, 2014 3:25 am
Forum: President & Executive Branch
Topic: In Praise of Obama
Replies: 149
Views: 24518

In Defense of Obama

I decided a while back not to have a dog in the primary race and just vote for the nominee. It's just going to get uglier. I've had enough ugly Democratic Primaries in my life. However, I think this direction is a bad thing, destructive for the party, as well as ultimately bad for Hillary's campaig...
by hitch
Wed May 07, 2014 8:08 pm
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: Climate Change
Replies: 562
Views: 64223

Climate Change

Thanks for all the responses, the push for electric cars makes a lot more sense now.
by hitch
Tue May 06, 2014 8:58 pm
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: Climate Change
Replies: 562
Views: 64223

Climate Change

Am I missing something with this push for electric cars and the gov't and people considering them "green"? Since 44% of our electricity is produced by coal plants, it seems to me that most electric cars they are simply moving the point of pollution and aren't helping at all.
by hitch
Tue May 06, 2014 8:46 pm
Forum: Economy
Topic: Income Inequality
Replies: 133
Views: 19935

Income Inequality

If there is no middle class, how are the wealthy going to stay wealthy? If you don't have a rube (or your rube has no cash), you can't get their cash to add to yours.Without the middle class, the upper class dies out - usually after a protracted violent and heartless struggle. It ends up being a shi...
by hitch
Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:11 am
Forum: Foreign Policy
Topic: Mideast Peace Talks, 2013;2014
Replies: 31
Views: 3579

Mideast Peace Talks, 2013;2014

So let me get this straight -- the Israelis promised to free some Palestinian prisoners last year but reneged, and now they're promising again if we will release one of their spies who spied on the US? And these are supposedly our friends?according to the NYT they're also willing to make vague pseud...
by hitch
Sat Feb 15, 2014 7:07 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Another Stand Your Ground Killing in FL
Replies: 88
Views: 7218

Another Stand Your Ground Killing in FL

The jury has the options of Murder 1, Murder 2 or manslaughter.Thanks. The articles I had read only mentioned murder 1.
by hitch
Sat Feb 15, 2014 1:33 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Another Stand Your Ground Killing in FL
Replies: 88
Views: 7218

Another Stand Your Ground Killing in FL

Seems weird to me that the judge is speculating on the jury but maybe that's the norm. I thought the DA screwed up but only offering 1st degree murder and attempted murder. Right or wrong I can see how a jury wouldn't be comfortable finding for that. while I understand the logic I heard offered for ...
by hitch
Thu Nov 21, 2013 5:53 pm
Forum: Congress
Topic: democracy Trumps Filibuster - Sen Reid Goes Nuclear
Replies: 66
Views: 3962

democracy Trumps Filibuster - Sen Reid Goes Nuclear

Tolland... Admittedly I've had a very long day, and my brain is tired, but I'm missing what this has to do with judicial nominations and/or going nuclear. I know it's probably just me, but just sayin'.I believe Tolland is suggesting that the spectre of a filibuster might have influenced discussions ...
by hitch
Sat Aug 24, 2013 12:47 am
Forum: International Culture & Current Events
Topic: Israeli Offical Angry Other Cultures Honor Their Dead
Replies: 41
Views: 3964

Israeli Offical Angry Other Cultures Honor Their Dead

Right, JT8. The destruction of the Jewish people is clearly not enough for Jews to feel persecuted.To me this comment is problematic.JT8 writes of an Israeli Official; Stern replies about Jewish people.I personally find it offensive to conflate criticisms of Israel/Israel Officials with attacks on J...
by hitch
Sat Aug 24, 2013 12:19 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: Scientology
Replies: 77
Views: 4296

Scientology

It's not a new religion but he has a lot of followers who think it is.Is it that it's not new? or not a religion? What makes a religion if not its followers?A religion, IMO, is based on a perceived truth. If the truth is that people are gullible and will make a religion out of anything, then I guess...
by hitch
Thu Aug 22, 2013 6:06 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and related topics
Replies: 4365
Views: 118621

Edward Snowden, the NSA, and related topics

The idea is that you need many other folks who think like you. You get 50% of the folks voting to vote the way you want and y'all get to be in charge. Our federal government was not designed that way. Our federal government does not operate that way, our federal government has never operated that wa...
by hitch
Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:07 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Scientology
Replies: 77
Views: 4296

Scientology

It's not a new religion but he has a lot of followers who think it is.Is it that it's not new? or not a religion? What makes a religion if not its followers?
by hitch
Tue Aug 13, 2013 4:31 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: Drug Policy Reform
Replies: 14
Views: 2057

Drug Policy Reform

And lets be real here. This bullshit war on drugs is largely about race. It targets, imprisons, disenfranchises, and stigmatizes young black men more than any other segment of the population. :-bd
by hitch
Sat Aug 10, 2013 1:59 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: In re: Smoking Cessation
Replies: 85
Views: 5159

In re: Smoking Cessation

I started smoking at 15 -- quit 2.5 years later when I got pregnant, I wanted quit but the fact that the smell made me throw up made it a piece of cake.3 years of no smoking ended when my marriage did.6 years laterI got acupuncture because everyone in my office was getting it and I gave into pressur...
by hitch
Tue Jun 11, 2013 4:09 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and related topics
Replies: 4365
Views: 118621

Edward Snowden, the NSA, and related topics

But I do not understand the outrage, nor the "whistleblower" label. The NSA is doing what our elected representatives authorized. Either change the law or don't. But Snowden did not do the U.S. or American citizens any favors by releasing classified information about an NSA program, and he did not t...
by hitch
Mon Jun 10, 2013 6:35 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and related topics
Replies: 4365
Views: 118621

Edward Snowden, the NSA, and related topics

So the implication that you sent him into Booz Allen to spy was incorrect. Are you kidding? I didn’t know where he worked, I didn’t know he was NSA, I didn’t know how — nothing. There was no like, ‘Oh do you think you…’, no nudging. It’s like the crazy correlations that the NSA does. There’s no conn...
by hitch
Mon Jun 10, 2013 6:21 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: Next scandal? Outrage?
Replies: 38
Views: 2953

Next scandal? Outrage?

Because I blame people for what they do and don't take very seriously their claims that what they did is someone else's fault that forced them to do it somehow? If you are President, as Truman said, "The Buck Stops Here."Agree. Don't understand why so many people are giving Obama a free pass on this...
by hitch
Mon Jun 10, 2013 6:11 pm
Forum: General Politics
Topic: NSA collecting data from major providers
Replies: 216
Views: 10095

NSA collecting data from major providers

Congress didn't know? PRISM Program: Obama Administration Held 22 Briefings For Congress On Key FISA Law [/break1]huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/10/prism-program-obama_n_3416973.html?ref=topbar]http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/1 ... ref=topbari'm sure the power 8? knew (IIRC ranking and majority me...
by hitch
Mon Jun 10, 2013 6:01 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and related topics
Replies: 4365
Views: 118621

Edward Snowden, the NSA, and related topics

I might have a too simplistic view of this, but I don't care about Mr. Snowden's motives, background, education, etc.. I do care about the fact that my government is regularly spying on most of us and for our "own good" not mentioning just how intrusive they have become.If they had assigned a person...
by hitch
Sat Jun 08, 2013 12:33 am
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: Next scandal? Outrage?
Replies: 38
Views: 2953

Next scandal? Outrage?

[quote name=Kiwiwriter]What the hell has gone on in this country for the last 13 years? Answer...9/11. I can't think of another free, democratic country (however constituted) that has responded to a terrorist act. so broadly, so aggressively, so outrageously for such a long period of time both at ho...
by hitch
Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:35 pm
Forum: General Politics
Topic: NSA collecting data from major providers
Replies: 216
Views: 10095

NSA collecting data from major providers

They're perching on the servers of various isp's too. Just another reason why my highly encrypted vpn is purchased from a provider in Italy. And all my friends called me paranoid when and how I purchased it. 8-) Anyone who thinks we have a right to privacy in this country has not been paying attenti...
by hitch
Wed May 29, 2013 1:00 pm
Forum: Lesser Lights
Topic: Michele Bachmann, R-MN
Replies: 481
Views: 37328

Michele Bachmann, R-MN

Good riddance. Bet she gone within 6 months, that cushy job is just waiting around the corner.
by hitch
Tue May 07, 2013 9:50 pm
Forum: American Culture & Current Events
Topic: Jodi Arias
Replies: 209
Views: 17434

Jodi Arias

Chris Hughes spoke with on [link]Blog Talk Radio,http://www.blogtalkradio.com/websleuths/2013/05/06/tricias-true-crime-radio-sunday-night-8-pm-eastern[/link] about Jodi Arias and his, Sky's and Travis interaction with her. Anyone interested in more complete story of stalker/slasher/sociopath Jodi sh...

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