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Patrick   befriend   ignore   Tue, 24 Nov 2015, 2:02pm PST   Share   Quote   Like (10)   Dislike     Comment 1

controlling "acceptable" public speech is a way of controlling thoughts.

Patrick   befriend   ignore   Thu, 26 Nov 2015, 8:23am PST   Share   Quote   Like (8)   Dislike     Comment 2

lol, doing just fine in the stock market. can't give up my rental while it's still so far under market.

happy thanksgiving to you too!

smaulgld   befriend   ignore   Wed, 25 Nov 2015, 9:35am PST   Share   Quote   Like (7)   Dislike     Comment 3

"facts' sounds more like govt paid for propaganda.
Each one of those facts can be refuted by other facts

dodgerfanjohn   befriend   ignore   Tue, 24 Nov 2015, 8:34am PST   Share   Quote   Like (7)   Dislike     Comment 4

They aren't coordinating with the Turks because they don't trust that the Turks won't disclose targets ahead of time to ISIS

FortWayne   befriend   ignore   Thu, 26 Nov 2015, 10:48pm PST   Share   Quote   Like (6)   Dislike     Comment 5

Tenpoundbass   befriend   ignore   Thu, 26 Nov 2015, 1:28pm PST   Share   Quote   Like (6)   Dislike     Comment 6

The Mayflower Pilgrims came and subjecgated those already here.

Nice analgogy Moronba.

SoftShell   befriend   ignore   Tue, 24 Nov 2015, 12:56pm PST   Share   Quote   Like (6)   Dislike     Comment 7

FortWayne   befriend   ignore   Fri, 27 Nov 2015, 8:43am PST   Share   Quote   Like (5)   Dislike     Comment 8

SoftShell   befriend   ignore   Thu, 26 Nov 2015, 9:04am PST   Share   Quote   Like (5)   Dislike     Comment 9

Dispensary closed for the holiday?

JasonM says

IOW - as long as its good for me, fuck everyone else.

Tell me, was this the long term plan during the heyday of this site? Tell everyone (who by definition cannot get under-market) to continue to rent, watch their rent explode and then laugh at them because your rent doesnt rise?

turtledove   befriend   ignore   Wed, 25 Nov 2015, 2:51pm PST   Share   Quote   Like (5)   Dislike     Comment 10

ddshutlz says

Thank God not a lot of people follow your teachings too seriously..... I would say that takes care of a lot of things in your comment...

By the way quotes like these are easy to find.

Those are not quotes from Jesus' teachings. Those are all Old Testament, Torah, in particular. Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Dueteronomy are old Jewish law.

smaulgld   befriend   ignore   Wed, 25 Nov 2015, 12:51pm PST   Share   Quote   Like (5)   Dislike     Comment 11

marcus says

You say that, but you can not and will not take the time to credibly refute a single one. Hell, you didn't even take the time to read them. Are you trying to be a moron ?

You make incorrect assumptions and you call names, but I will indulge your rudeness anyway.
Here you go

1. Fact Refugees are subject to Department of Homeland Security background checks before arriving in the U.S.

Fact- The FBI and CIA have admitted that the screening process will not pick up any one who has not yet be caught/convicted of any illegal act
Fact - the boston bombers got through.

2. Fact Refugees are processed in conjunction with nine nonprofits, not solely by the government.

Fact- the government has a hefty bill for the resettlement program whether assisted by non profits or not

3. Fact Refugees are sent all over the U.S.

Fact: people live all over the United States- what is the relevance of fact #3?

4. Fact Refugees must pay back the cost of their flight to the U.S.

Fact: they don't have to pay BEFORE they get on the plane
Fact; Many honest well meaning people cant pay their debts. What happens if they can't pay is there a FACT that they get deported if they can't don't pay.
Fact; there are always dishonest people who never intend to pay their debts. Who pays if the honest and dishonest cant/wont pay?

5. Fact Refugees don't get long-term subsidized housing.
Fact After three months they are on their own. What if they can't afford their own non subsidized places? Where do they live? Can we expect that women and children with no skills and no English speaking abilities to do better than millennials with college degrees still living at home. If they don't whose basements do they get to live in?

6.Fact Refugees have to apply for jobs.
Fact: some won't apply, many won't get the jobs they apply for and many won't know HOW to apply. Fact #6 is meaningless

7. Fact The government doesn't track refugees after they arrive.
Fact- while 7 may be true, why would refugees not be tracked when everyone else is!

8. Fact Christian resettlement organizations help refugees of all faiths.

Fact- Christian charity has a long tradition.

I don't get the point of the article other than to try and drum up support for a program that 2/3 of the people don't want for reasons ranging from
-problems with our own ppl and their social welfare
-lack of trust in the screening and resettlement competence of the US govt
-terrorist threat
-social incompatibility
The 8 "facts" do nothing to address any of the concerns

curious2   befriend   ignore   Wed, 25 Nov 2015, 12:24pm PST   Share   Quote   Like (5)   Dislike     Comment 12

marcus says

Yes, letting those 10,000 refugees in does pose some risk of a small scale event here.

YesYNot says

Killing a few hundred people is sad, but it's nothing.

I suggest marcus/"humanity" and "YesYNot" should be the first victims, though alas it will probably be others and marcus/"humanity" will continue his Ignorant and hateful blather. And yes, marcus/"humanity" is the hateful one, as shown by his willful Ignorance and trollishness. At the risk of sounding like Sarah Palin, marcus/"humanity" really does hate America: aside from calling everybody racist and refusing to get the flu vaccine even when schoolchildren were dying of H1N1, he now invites lethal attacks upon America.

Unfortunately, nothing seems to dissuade these would-be martyrs from their path, on either side. They simply double down. YesYNot said that hundreds killed are "nothing," just like Jihadi John; nothing matters to them except their own quest.

3 times in a week, a news site that I used to trust has repeated the same lie, "“We’ve had 750,000 refugees come into this country since the year 2001. None of them – not one – has been engaged in terrorism,” Ellison says." They know it's false, but they keep repeating it, thus making it a lie. (The prior shows claimed, falsely, "We admit 70,000 people already every year, many of them from Iraq and Somalia, and there has not been a single incident of a person turning out to be a terrorist." One added that "there have been no incidents with the hundreds of thousands of refugees that the U.S. has taken in over the years." In reality, even aside from the Boston marathon bombing and subsequent shootings, there have reportedly been "dozens" of other terrorist refugees, including convictions.) When people become so committed to a policy that hundreds killed seem like "nothing", lying for the cause seems like even less. They become blinded by their hatred for the "other" side, which happens in this instance to be their own country. They imagine that the enemy of their enemy must be their friend, forgetting that in life it is possible to have more than one enemy.

Quigley   befriend   ignore   Tue, 24 Nov 2015, 7:54pm PST   Share   Quote   Like (5)   Dislike     Comment 13

They should sue. Like Disney doesn't make enough money, it has to outsource tech jobs and force IT workers to train their Chindian replacements. I hope they win a billion dollars and the case sets a precedent that keeps the wealthy owner assholes from misusing this program again. And I hope Congress acts to repeal it. There is almost no legitimate reason why you'd need to hire a guy from another country to replace a guy here.

zzyzzx   befriend   ignore   Tue, 24 Nov 2015, 3:27pm PST   Share   Quote   Like (5)   Dislike     Comment 14

Vicente says

Trump is not approved by GOP establishment. They are actively looking for weaknesses.

At some point he'll get a cut, and the piranha feeding frenzy will commence.

I don't think that's the case any more.

Quigley   befriend   ignore   Tue, 24 Nov 2015, 1:50pm PST   Share   Quote   Like (5)   Dislike     Comment 15

The more the democrats show up (BLM, occupy universities, encourage unchecked Muslim immigration) the more Trump seems like the only option to those of us who aren't complete fuckwits. Even Bernie, as much as I respect the guy for sticking to his ideals, fell down hard on the Syrian immigration thing. If he'd taken even as moderate a road as the Canadian PM and offered the women and families but no single dudes a refuge, he'd be golden. But instead he wants all no checks, no worries that some of the majority single men are going to be bad for America.
Trump with all his xenophobia has it sewn up. People with families who vote don't want their kids threatened by foreign terrorist assholes.

curious2   befriend   ignore   Sun, 22 Nov 2015, 6:13pm PST   Share   Quote   Like (5)   Dislike     Comment 16

Patrick says

Why not spend the $16,000 per refugee in Turkey?

Because Turkey and Jordan are already Muslim. The Saudis have an obligation of Jihad and "charity," so the refugees must go to Europe and America, where the Saudis can donate mosques for them.

Patrick says

Or is there some other goal to importing large numbers of Muslims?

It's an export/import business. The middle east has more Muslims than it needs, so the Saudis want to export them to Europe and America. The American and European politicians are funded by the military industrial complex, and the security contractors, and (especially in the case of the Bush family but also in the case of the Clinton Foundation) the Saudis, so the choices are (D) import Muslims here so it becomes necessary to spy on everyone to find the terrorists or (R) send ground troops over there, to support the booming procurement budgets. Of course, in the spirit of bipartisanship, both will happen, as happened in Iraq.

lostand confused   befriend   ignore   Fri, 27 Nov 2015, 4:48am PST   Share   Quote   Like (4)   Dislike     Comment 17

Blurtman says

Barnes was pummeled by teens with a hammer, a piece of wood and punches, which left him in a coma.

With a hammer-was the burglar ben Carson's son??

curious2   befriend   ignore   Thu, 26 Nov 2015, 8:44pm PST   Share   Quote   Like (4)   Dislike     Comment 18

indigenous says

Gary, how does this apply to the Zionists?

Gary is off duty today, due to the holiday, so please allow me to fill in and explain. More than a thousand years ago, according to Gary, some ruthless Zionists conspired to set their neighbors against each other. The Zionists called their plan Islam, wrote a book they called the Koran, and hired a violent sociopath named Mohamed (which was an unusual name, at the time) to spread it. The idea was to trick the neighbors to the point where they inbreed selectively for violence and end up cutting off each other's heads and killing their own children for "honor". As you can see, it worked. Now, nearly all Arabs and Egyptians are required to pound their own heads against the ground five times a day, on threat of execution. (According to Gary, the Zionists invented that little ritual as revenge for what Pharaoh did to Jews prior to Moses.) While most other peoples in the world, both religious and non-religious, have advanced, the descendants of Pharaoh and the lost city of Babylon have actually regressed. It's all been a huge conspiracy. The only question is, how to get the Muslims to realize that Islam is actually a Zionist conspiracy against them?

Tenpoundbass   befriend   ignore   Thu, 26 Nov 2015, 7:53pm PST   Share   Quote   Like (4)   Dislike (1)     Comment 19

Wrong directional dataflow.

reggie   befriend   ignore   Thu, 26 Nov 2015, 7:31pm PST   Share   Quote   Like (4)   Dislike     Comment 20

Hate crime won't apply for this murder. Victim was wrong color. Racist media will stop reporting anything further on the case.

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