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1   Hassan_Rouhani   ignore (3)   2018 Jul 19, 4:53pm   ↑ like (6)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

jazz_music says
Mexican refugees aren’t fleeing from communism. They’re fleeing from capitalism.


Why the fuck aren't they fleeing to Venezuela then? They don't know which way is South?
5   zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2018 Jul 19, 10:02am   ↑ like (6)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Trickle down does work. It's just that when you have free trade agreements, it trickles down to Mexico and China, etc.
6   Ceffer   ignore (1)   2018 Jul 20, 6:05pm   ↑ like (6)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

I thought paying back loans WAS wage sharing.
7   Booger   ignore (1)   2018 Jul 17, 7:00pm   ↑ like (5)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        


Randall's: We have so much fucking food we literally caused the collapse of the Soviet Union.
8   Patrick   ignore (0)   2018 Jul 14, 5:27pm   ↑ like (5)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Here's what all this is really about: the DNC is still pissed that their own leaked emails show that they deliberately undermined Bernie and rigged the game so that Hillary would be their nominee no matter what their voter base actually wanted.

http://observer.com/2016/07/wikileaks-proves-primary-was-rigged-dnc-undermined-democracy/

Instead of treating Sanders as a viable candidate for the Democratic ticket, the DNC worked against him and his campaign to ensure Clinton received the nomination. ...

The release provides further evidence the DNC broke its own charter violations by favoring Clinton as the Democratic presidential nominee, long before any votes were cast.

Over the past several weeks, Guccifer 2.0 released several internal memos showing DNC staff strategizing to make Clinton the presidential nominee—as early as March 2015. In June 2016, Florida-based law firm, Beck & Lee, filed a class action lawsuit against Wasserman Schultz and the DNC based on the revelations from these leaked files.

Other emails show DNC staff in damage control over allegations from the Sanders campaign, when a report—corroborated by a Politico—revealed the DNC’s joint fundraising committee with the Clinton campaign was laundering money to the Clinton campaign instead of fundraising for down-ticket Democrats. ...

The Wikileaks and Guccifer 2.0 leaks are the perfect end to a Democratic primary that undermined democracy at every possible opportunity while maintaining plausible deniability.


If the Russians helped expose this DNC corruption, then they did America a big favor and we should be thanking them.
9   curious2   ignore (1)   2018 Jul 15, 1:18pm   ↑ like (5)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

Tim Aurora says
it is like in olden days, traitors would invite rival kings to attack their kingdom in the hopes of being a proxy ruler.


I want mainly to preserve that comment. I will reply, but I doubt replying will persuade anyone.

The Clintonistas did seem to expect a coronation, an orderly succession like "in olden days," and reacted with extreme hostility to any challenge. Some of my older friends IRL, who supported Hillary, hated Bernie for challenging her. Every time he criticized her, no matter how fairly or accurately, they warned those criticisms would hurt her chances in the general election. Nevermind that polls ranked him #1, ahead of both Donald and Hillary; Clintonistas insisted that only HIllary could win.

When she lost, they looked for someone else to blame, and that became Russia. Nevermind that she had outspent the Republicans 2:1, and Russia by orders of magnitude. Nevermind that she had tremendous backing from her Saudi clients and their MSM mouthpieces. Nevermind that she polled initially ahead, until people saw more of her record (trade deals, her disastrous war in Libya, expanding it into Syria, arming Sunni militias including ultimately al Qaeda, etc.) She called TPP "the gold standard" and then denied saying that. Donald Trump quoted her saying it, and she accused him of making it up, even though the NY Times had reported it when she said it. She took credit for her war in Libya which exploded horribly, as Donald Trump and Jill Stein pointed out. She campaigned on escalating her disastrous MENA war, vowing to shoot down Russian planes literally within seconds flying time of Armageddon, and one of her proxies said we must kill Russians on the ground in Syria too, and she wanted to import 60k Syrian Sunnis per year, with credible estimates saying 2% would be ISIL, and 20% would call ISIL "a positive influence". That's 1k ISIL terrorists per year, imported into the USA at American expense on behalf of her Saudi clients. After the Islamic attack on Orlando Pulse, where 50 people were murdered and another 50 wounded, she campaigned in Florida with the murderer's father standing literally right behind her holding up a banner quoting the guy who said we should arm Sunni militias. Look also at Hillary's record in Latin America, where she took credit for 'managing the transition' (corporate coup) in Honduras, making that country the most dangerous in the world, with the highest homicide rates, as right wing death squads (including people trained by CIA) murder environmentalists on behalf of her corporate sponsors. Younger friends, including from Latin America, supported Bernie and/or Donald. Instead of reconsidering any part of the platform (e.g. spreading Islam), Democrats insist that her crown got "stolen" by Russia through no fault of her own.

They insist further that our country, i.e. the USA, which belongs equally to Donald and his voters as to Hillary and hers, got "attacked" by Russia. If America had been attacked by Russia, I think we would know. The DNC leaked, either due to outside hacking, or inside downloads by Imran Awan or the late Seth Rich or others. The DNC failed to protect its own IT, just as its nominee had failed to preserve properly her e-mails while at State, and the DNC refused to turn over its servers to the FBI. They could not even protect their own party, let alone a country. Anyone running a competent campaign in this era would anticipate spies, whether for journalists or rivals or foreign powers.

Lastly, since so many pols have or want their fingers in the KSA Petrodollar pie, the "investigation" must focus only on Russia, rather than interference in the election. If you care about foreign countries "attacking" our country's elections, then you should demand an impartial investigation of all foreign involvement, including KSA. Democrats do not demand that, because they do not care about that. They want only an excuse, to say Russia stole the election.

I don't personally know anyone who was "attacked" by Russia. America wasn't. Maybe the DNC was, allegedly, but the "attack" consisted of publishing e-mails that revealed what the DNC was actually saying.

Do you remember when Hillary couldn't find her missing billing records, and a housekeeper found them on the coffee table of the White House? Did that housekeeper "attack" our country by producing the records that Congress had requested?

Donald invited Russia to find Hillary's "missing" e-mails, the same way the housekeeper had found Hillary's missing billing records. Neither Donald nor the housekeeper "attacked our country" (let alone Hillary's Kingdom) by doing that. In both instances, branches of the the United States government had legally demanded those records and Hillary had said she could not find them. In both instances, producing the "missing" records would have been doing the USA a favor, though it would not have been to Hillary's advantage.

The Clintonistas seem not to realize that the USA is not Hillary's kingdom. Of the people who were eligible to vote for her in 2016, 70% (seventy percent!) chose not to. Outside California, she lost by a landslide. Inside California, her MSM campaign including scaring people with hallucinations of 'nuclear Hitler' got her enough votes to score a plurality of the popular vote, but not enough to win the election, so now Democrats demand NPVIC, which would automate the process of hacking elections. That shows Democrats do not even really care about hacking, either. They are simply looking for an excuse to explain why Hillary lost, anything that does not require anyone in the DNC to reconsider the platform (e.g. trade deals and spreading Islam) or the decision to crown Hillary as the nominee.

I predict some few Americans will get prosecuted, and Donald will pardon them, and Democrats will lose the midterms because they've been campaigning on nothing but Russia for more than a year and they will have nothing to show for it.

At this point, Clintonistas don't even want Democrats to win, and the Clintonistas continue to dominate the DNC. We end up with one-party government, which is terrible. In 2010, Democrats incurred the worst midterm loss of any party in more than 70 years, for reasons I have explained on PatNet, and Democrats have never recovered. Today, Republicans control all three branches of the federal government, plus most of the states. The Clintonistas don't really care, so long as the infinite subsidies keep flowing to their corporate sponsors. All else is theater, bread and circuses.
11   zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2018 Jul 16, 12:07pm   ↑ like (5)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

French celebrating world cup win:
12   Patrick   ignore (0)   2018 Jul 17, 1:13pm   ↑ like (5)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

When Bush supported Hillary, I knew for a fact that we had a one-party state all along.

I had suspected it, but that was proof.
14   FortWayne   ignore (2)   2018 Jul 20, 8:40am   ↑ like (5)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote        

Left is going through sexual confused TDS. Can’t stop talking about Trump.

Right is all right.
15   Goran_K   ignore (2)   2018 Jul 20, 3:28pm   ↑ like (5)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Heraclitusstudent says
Obama didn't brag about grabbing pussies, paid prostitutes to shut-up, insulted dead US soldiers and sided with Putin against his own CIA.

No, Obama just paid hundreds of millions of dollars to give Iran nuclear weapons, sent thousands of guns to the cartels (while trying to take them away from legal US citizens), left actual US soldiers to die when he could have had them saved and then tried to blame their deaths on a "youtube video", and told the Russians he would have "more flexibility to deal" once he was reelected in 2012.

Am I missing anything?
16   curious2   ignore (1)   2018 Jul 15, 2:10pm   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

The drug "war" hasn't reduced addiction. Similarly, infinite subsidies to rehab modalities that have a 90% failure rate has not reduced fatal overdoses, which are increasing, partly due to infinite subsidies for Oxycontin.

Alcohol is legal, and few if any illegal drugs cause physical dependence more rapidly than SSRIs, which are inifinitely subsidized.

The opium wars happened at a time when many or most Chinese were illiterate and unfamiliar with the consequences of opium. The bigger problem now results from infinitely subsidized deceptive ad campaigns, as drug companies advertise their wares as "not habit forming." (Purdue executives admitted fraud in the case of Oxycontin. FDA ordered SSRI makers to stop saying "not habit forming" after countless adults reported SSRI withdrawal syndrome and hospitals reported neonatal convulsions among other withdrawal symptoms). If people can find and read accurate information, without it getting buried under fraudulent ad campaigns, then forewarned is forearmed.

There isn't currently a good solution to the problem of addiction, other than education/warning and encouraging people to make better choices. You can't save people from themselves. Criminalizing them merely compounds the problem, while "rehab" merely makes it more expensive.
17   Patrick   ignore (0)   2018 Jul 14, 12:16pm   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

I agree with Reality about subsidies. Subsidies merely raise the cost to everyone eventually. The first people to get the subsidy are indeed ahead, but then prices quickly rise to take advantage of the tax money pouring in to that market, and then everyone is worse off. Prices are higher and taxes are higher too.

Subsidies are politically easy to implement ("Look, I made mortgage interest deductible!") and politically impossible to reverse ("What? You want to take away my mortgage interest subsidy? The value of my house will fall!").

But I disagree that government does not do anything on its own. It has some essential functions, such as defense, public works like roads, dams, and bridges, and certain services like courts, police, firemen, education, libraries.
19   PeopleUnited   ignore (2)   2018 Jul 15, 7:07am   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

I agree with what you have said Mell,

The rest of the story is that both left and right are used by the elites to:

1. give us an idea that we have a choice as voters (while behind the scenes both left and right are promoting the elite's agenda in different ways)

2. divide us into groups so that we don't unite and question the elites motives and power

3. consolidate power and further their own agenda

Does anyone really believe that the struggle between leftists and right wingers is giving us the balance we need to maintain our constitutional republic? Or is it just a distraction from the fact that we are on a path to one world government and globalism (which is promoted at times by members of both sides) is one of the means to this end.
20   Goran_K   ignore (2)   2018 Jul 15, 12:13pm   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

I love seeing leftist get their asses kicked. I seriously got joy out of this.
21   Goran_K   ignore (2)   2018 Jul 15, 12:03pm   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Man I feel bad, I was laughing the entire clip watching these Democrats get man handled.

That's what happens when you go on a vegan diet and refuse to eat animals, absolutely no physical strength.

I'd love to fire that automatic pepper bomb gun. That guy shooting it into the crowd is the real hero here.
22   highball10   ignore (0)   2018 Jul 16, 6:47am   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

ohomen171 says
My gums have started to decline and lose a good grip on my teeth. I have to have expensive laser surgeries to repair them.


Did you ask for this? Are you in pain or did the dentist just "notice" a problem? I would do a lot of research using non-ad-influenced sources before getting something like this. Dental procedures have notoriously little evidence behind them to begin with, and my spidey senses tingle like crazy when I hear about some expensive new gadget they want to use.
23   PeopleUnited   ignore (2)   2018 Jul 15, 4:00pm   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

curious2 says
The drug "war" hasn't reduced addiction. Similarly, infinite subsidies to rehab modalities that have a 90% failure rate has not reduced fatal overdoses, which are increasing, partly due to infinite subsidies for Oxycontin.

Alcohol is legal, and few if any illegal drugs cause physical dependence more rapidly than SSRIs, which are inifinitely subsidized.

The opium wars happened at a time when many or most Chinese were illiterate and unfamiliar with the consequences of opium. The bigger problem now results from infinitely subsidized deceptive ad campaigns, as drug companies advertise their wares as "not habit forming." (Purdue executives admitted fraud in the case of Oxycontin. FDA ordered SSRI makers to stop saying "not habit forming" after countless adults reported SSRI withdrawal syndrome and hospitals...


There is a difference between dependence and addiction.

Many chronic pain sufferers are dependent on opioids to lead a relatively normal lifestyle. They exhibit drug seeking behavior when they get nervous that their supply may be cut off. But by and large they are not addicts. The average chronic pain patient who uses opioids to control their pain knows how to control their pain without overdosing. In other words they are not using medication recreationally despite the fact that they are dependent on the pain meds to live a normal life. Pain medications are truly a godsend and we should not vilify them for the actions of a small minority who use them inappropriately.
24   Quigley   ignore (0)   2018 Jul 16, 8:40am   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

I will laugh my ass off when she and her defeated (but still on the ballot) primary Democrat split the vote and the Republican guy wins her district.
25   Quigley   ignore (0)   2018 Jul 18, 1:13pm   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Oh look! It’s another Cassandra! We have someone calling the next crash every week or so.

$100 that you’re completely wrong!
2019 is going to be YUUUUGE!
29   WookieMan   ignore (0)   2018 Jul 17, 10:08am   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

LeonDurham says
WookieMan says
Who cares? This is a needle in a haystack type scenario. There are far greater transgressions against minorities and this is the one that makes headlines?


No, others do too. This was just an egregious one that is emblematic of the problem.


Sure, label it egregious. But it's emblematic of what problem? Something that happens to a fraction of a percentage of our society? You cannot eliminate bigotry. It's going to happen. This isn't some utopia.

Sick of all these minor, fringe issues being made out like it's WW III. People need to get outside and do shit instead of harping over someone asking for a damn ID at a pool. This is so trivial it's nauseating. This wasn't some government police force walking down the street asking some Muslim for their ID. It was a fucking HOA for christ's sake. Just because one dude, in one HOA asks for an ID, doesn't mean there will be some domino effect where we jail all Muslims on site and ask for their ID. The theatrics around this type of shit is just stupid.
30   lostand confused   ignore (0)   2018 Jul 18, 9:13am   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Trump's tarriffs "could" make unicorns fly int he sky and crash planes and make air travel unsafe.
32   mell   ignore (1)   2018 Jul 18, 11:18am   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

BoomAndBustCycle says
mell says
Yeah it has nothing to do with ignorance or intelligence.


The problem mainly you only have 2 choices... What options does a fiscally conservative and socially liberal atheist have in the current environment? Trump is treating the presidency like a reality tv show.


You can support the Trump policies and presidency without being a fan. In the end policies, concrete actions matter, not feelz or how you mince words. I consider myself fiscally conservative and socially liberal as well (despite being Catholic). But I see no policies/laws enacted/signed by Trump that have harmed minorities or changed basic daily life. I supported Rand Paul but it was clear soon he isn't going to win. I'm not always with Trump and his deliveries but we dodged a major bullet by defeating Hillary and that deserves credit.
36   Quigley   ignore (0)   2018 Jul 19, 10:11am   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

The labor supply must also be limited for wages to go up. When you allow uncontrolled immigration, outsource every job that can be outsourced, and allow corporations to import all the Chindians they want to replace tech workers, you thwart this process and keep wages from rising in response to greater labor needs.
It’s so simple a Democrat should be able to understand it!
38   Goran_K   ignore (2)   2018 Jul 20, 2:07pm   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

Democrats are totally Messed up.

They support MS13, Pedophiles, and actually hope the economy crashes because Trump is in charge.

#WalkAway group on FB has over 150,000 members now.
39   Quigley   ignore (0)   2018 Jul 20, 2:23pm   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote        

If we got rid of a few million illegals, everyone would have a place to live.



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