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bertr

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  • [-3] July 22, 2014 at 2:59pm

    Even those who don’t necessarily agree with Beck’s decision on the boarder can at least be please at how it’s cleaning some of the gutter trash out of his audience. Good Riddance…

  • [11] July 8, 2014 at 10:42am

    If Costco does pull the book remember that Costco memberships come with a full money back guarantee if dissatisfied.
    If they actually do go through with this and it reasonably appears to be for political reasons, I would encourage you to cancel. If it legitimately is for low sells however, I would encourage you not to as such a move would be petty and immature.

  • June 16, 2014 at 7:58am

    We have a huge boarder issue that has got to be fixed, but even fixing that, I don’t think it will put much of a dent in the drug problem.
    We focus our money and resources on the symptom instead of the problem and get angry because it gets worse, we empower drug lords and enable massive corruption.
    Meth is a terrible thing, but history has shown that the way we are fighting it only makes the distributors more powerful and funds around 95% of the terrorism in the world today as of the last report i heard.
    Time for a new solution, the definition of insanity comes to mind with what continues to go on currently.

  • [1] June 11, 2014 at 8:26am

    Pro-Illegal Amnesty groups were encouraging people to get out and vote for Graham http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/immigration-reform-group-thanks-cantor-and-graham-for-supporting-amnesty-261972941.html

    But also Graham is a Carbon credit loving Blue Dog, and even though SC has many conservative tendencies, its still largely a blue dog state.

    We also had Joe Farmer loose out to the incumbent for Commissioner of Agriculture, I thought he was a shoe in for sure lol.

    Let not get too down on the negative today though, Graham winning the primary. This is the day that Cantor got beat!
    There is still an independent challenger in the general, and even if I don’t vote for another person, graham will not get my vote under any circumstance

  • June 10, 2014 at 1:38pm

    Thank you for your response. I understand your reasoning better now but I’m not sure I agree with the principles still.

    I disagree with the PGA ruling as far as it was presented and I would look on that as a mistake we would try to avoid repeating and one we wouldn’t want to validate as a precedent.

    Although I don’t believe the public sector should be allowed to discriminate for reasons I doubt I need to go into. I think that true freedom requires the guarantee that private entities can discriminate as they see fit(and of course bare the consequences of those decisions.)

    In this particular circumstance, does the NBA franchise have ownership of the team or can it be separated?
    If i bought a McDonald’s and the McDonald’s corporation said I couldn’t use thier name or sell there products anymore… Could I keep the restaurant and not participate in McDonald sales, or campaigns? I think in most cases I could but it would depend on the contract.

    In that sense I would also support Sterling in the current situation. If he wanted to re-brand the team and try to compete in a new or different league..

    As long as he really does have full ownership of the team according to his contract and not the NBA, I don’t see how the NBA could stop him.
    But I don’t think that’s what he’s trying to do

  • June 10, 2014 at 8:45am

    If I open a private league, why should the government tell me who I can and can’t allow as members?

    I’d stand behind sterling if the government was telling him he couldn’t have his team, but that doesn’t seem to be the case.

    Sterling seems to want to use the government to tell a private league that they have to allow him and his team to be members of thier franchise. Shouldn’t a private franchise be able to make up thier own rules and choose thier own members even if they do so distastefully?

    Am I seeing it wrong? Or do all of you really want the government to force a private franchise to allow this guy membership ?

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  • [-4] June 10, 2014 at 6:51am

    I kind of support the rights of the private NBA franchise to make up thier own rules without government intervention even if I do disagree with how they are exercising them…

    Even if Sterling wins this one… Will it then force McDonalds to accept the Black Panthers opening a Louis Farrakhan themed Micky D’s?(or for that matter the KKK opening a BK and serving kids meals with point hats instead of cardboard crowns?)

    If he just had a private team and the government was coming against him, I would be all with this guy’s right. But its a private league that he’s fighting against and I think a private league should be able to create thier own rules and pick thier own members.

  • [63] June 9, 2014 at 2:36pm

    We really have to hold the sponsers of Boston Children’s Hospital accountable also. I have heard nothing indicating BCH has changed its “kidnapping” policies and Children’s Miracle Network continues to support them and has not answered my letter.

    I make it a point not to support products that support Children’s Miracle Network because as long as they are using those funds recklessly, it is in fact supporting kidnapping no matter what else the money might be going to do.

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  • [22] June 5, 2014 at 7:04am

    Only 5 day left until South Carolina has a chance to get rid of Lindsey Graham!

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  • [17] June 4, 2014 at 12:51pm

    True freedom would insist that a private business should have the right to do all of those things. Of course it would be part of our civic duty not to patronize business that abuses this and other freedoms.
    That is not the current law in some context, but that would be a truely free society

  • [31] June 4, 2014 at 12:46pm

    The big issue here seems to be is a private business the public sphere? And if so what is a public sphere and does it differ from public cubes apart from the corners?

    ACLU is fighting against conscious objection, that’s a very bad sign.

  • [-4] June 4, 2014 at 8:28am

    One day if evolution is falsifiable and observable then it will finally be a real scientific theory. Until that time it will likely to continue to be promoted by it’s faithful believers as already being such.

  • [1] June 3, 2014 at 6:30am

    The video doesn’t show what she did.
    For the cop to tase her is exactly like tasing a infant hostage, in some extreme situations it would be justified, but in many it certainly wouldn’t be.
    Unfortunately, we will probably never know for sure. If there has been one thing that cellphones has taught the world is that you can seldom trust an officer about what goes on when they don’t think anyone is taping them.

  • [-2] June 2, 2014 at 8:46am

    This guy’s had who knows what done to him for the past 5 years, he looks young so how old was he when he was taken?
    His head has probably been filled with garbage in conditions most of us can’t even imagine. Let’s wait a little longer before passing out damning judgments.

  • May 30, 2014 at 12:00pm

    According to google… “Cult (noun) – a system of religious veneration and devotion directed toward a particular figure or object.”

    perhaps you are correct, given the broadest reading of the definition I would say it is not an incorrect statement.

  • March 25, 2014 at 11:16am

    I would also recommend silver. Even if gold were to fall to half its price, silver would still be under priced at its current price compared to its historic rate compared to gold. In other words while there may be some debate rather or not gold is over priced because of governments purchasing it to hedge for the collapse of the west, silver is extraordinarily unlikely to fall in price.
    And the second reason is that I buy silver and if i can convince more of you to buy silver also then the price of what i have should go up lol.

  • January 13, 2014 at 5:36pm

    It seems he was just taking the opportunity to take a jab a jews and possibly to deflect the uncomfortable feeling arising from his conflicted view about abortion?

  • [1] January 6, 2014 at 8:57am

    Is it treason to expose potential treason? Snowden did expose many things that weren’t necessary, but if this is properly investigated I think we will find that the NSA has used the information they’ve gathered on elected officials to extort, maybe even blackmail. I think, with little doubt, we will find that laws and legislation at the top levels have been altered by way of illegally obtained information from the NSA.

    Even if we don’t because of the criminal actions of the NSA that Snowden exposed, they opened the door for our country to potentially be destroyed

    Snowden should face some punishment, but not nearly as severe of punishment as those who put the current NSA surveillance program in place in violation of the constitution and put our country and the legitimacy of our system of government at peril or far worse

  • November 7, 2013 at 2:58pm

    Try fact checking that Horus/Jesus stuff you see in Zietgiest on a secular site, the “stories” about horus that they pull from were made up in the early 20th centurary and bares little to no correlation to the actual mythology of Horus.
    Although Zietgiest does touch on a few real problems in large, when you start trying to find the sources it starts to become questionable.
    The series appears to share themes with sustainable development/globalism movements. Its an interesting watch but please don’t build a belief structure around Zietgiest without checking the information sources.

  • November 7, 2013 at 8:47am

    If you click on the KATU link then it does state that s/he was born without male genitalia. I think it is defiantly significant to this story and should have been mentioned. It sheds more light on how this person could actually think to say that “God made me transgender”.
    While there is a lot more information that could be found out as to what gender this person is, having that information puts the whole story in a different light. This is no longer the case of someone doing this Just to cause problems, this is ,to some degree, an issue this person was born with.

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