saying Exxon and others were committing fraud by disagreeing with the Obama administration.
What a load of crap. Nobody is committing fraud by disagreeing with the Obama administration. They are committing fraud by purposely and clearly lying in order to increase revenues. That's always been a crime.
And let's be clear--there is now and always have been restrictions to free speech. It's a crime to yell "Fire" in a crowded movie theater. It's a crime to tell people you are investing their money in a mutual fund when you are actually using it to furnish a lavish lifestyle. This is not new.
Never took you off ignore. Didn't mean to comment on your thread but when I come to pat.net I'm never logged in until I want to comment. Didn't notice it was your thread or I wouldn't have read or commented.
Must be a glitch that if I sign in after I've opened a thread of someone on ignore, I can comment in that thread.
Bullshit, it is bipartisan. It is not about free trade it is about monopoly.
If you mean there are some middle of the road Dems that support free trade--sure, you are correct. But liberals are absolutely against it. Again--look at the actual NAFTA vote in Congress and get back with me.
You're as funny as Iwog, claiming every Poll said Trump was going to win every Primary.
I know it really hurts the typical "woe is me" Trump voter's emotion, but Trump was favored in almost every primary. In the real world, he generally underperformed polling data up til the end of the primaries.
Pundits and polling data are two very different things.
So Islam took what could have been a normal happy-go-getting-lucky-under-a-rainbow gay man and turned him into a murderous lunatic. That one is on Islam. Islam is the cause. Blaming it on gays or the gay lifestyle or the fact that he was gay is just blaming the victim. Islam owns this one.
Your pathetic attempts at blame redirecting to guns and gays won't be accepted here.
Except that's not I'm doing. I'm indicting religion. Christianity is just as guilty of ostracizing gays.
So according to you, he could be a different religion, and as long as he was still GAY, he would have killed those people by one means or another. And you don't see why I called you a homophobe? I'm curious: do you always blame the victim of a crime or is this a special occasion because you prefer Muslims over horrible awful GAY people?
You have a reading comprehension problem. I'm blaming society and religion for making him feel ashamed of being gay. I think you are letting your prejudices cloud your comprehension.
I see. So you're saying that it was because he was a GAY Muslim that he committed this atrocity. A normal Muslim would never shoot up a gay bar. Only the deviant and perverse GAYS could own that sort of act!
Funny, I never figured you for a homophobe...
Just curious--how does my statement make me a homophobe exactly?
But to answer your question--I'm saying he could have been a gay Christian and felt the same shame, pressure, and self-disgust that might cause him to snap. Religion was the problem. In this case Islam. But this wasn't a radicalized freedom fighter wanting to become a martyr.
Crack's illegal, but if you want it - you can get it. So is prostitution (in most states), but if I wanted a prostitute, why the hell would I go all the way to a legal state (like the chicago example) to get it? Point is, bad guys would still get their guns.
OK--so you are for removing all laws then, right? Murders happen, even with a law so get rid of the law. Rapes still happen, so get rid of the law. Bad guys still murder. Bad guys still rape. Let's get rid of all laws.
You still seem to be stuck in an all or nothing viewpoint. If you can't stop all gun violence, then any attempt is useless. Don't you see the flaw yet? Stopping 10%, while less than I'd hope, is still saving hundreds (thousands?) of lives. You don't think those thousands of lives are worth saving??