User Profile: JRook

JRook

Member Since: March 16, 2011

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  • February 26, 2015 at 4:50pm

    Short version. She was hired by HP and after 5.5 years at the helm left stockholders with a lot less money and 1,000s of employees unemployed, and regarded as making one of the worst strategic decision in modern business history. She blamed her bad performance on gender discrimination, although had no problems taking the $21 million in severance. No Tech company felt a need to recruit her for any position. She is just another wealthy individual trying to buy their way into being relevant.

  • [3] February 26, 2015 at 4:42pm

    Yes she did, but of course after being allowed to steer it off course for 5.5 years she claimed her dismal performance had something to do with gender discrimination. Fact is a male would have been shown the door in half as much time given the same performance. So if there was discrimination it would appear it was in the opposite direction. She was undeservedly given more time to fix the problems her leadership caused. Also, if you check the record she has a tendency to make other statements that are less than true. But of course women are no doubt held to a higher truth standard. Or maybe just in her case.

  • [4] February 26, 2015 at 4:36pm

    Carly Fiorina made the strategic decisions that almost put HP into bankruptcy and thus why she was fortunately force out. This lady is a perfect example of someone who confuses money with leadership ability and support. Look at this review of her typical statements to see what an admirable liar she is – http://www.politifact.com/personalities/carly-fiorina/. There was a time in this country where individuals who made a habit of making public statements that were falsehoods would fail even the weakest test for integrity or ethics. But of course today the ability to lie and lie convincingly gets you to be chairman of an conservative foundation. As is unfortunately the case with virtually all politicians today, the relevant question is who she is lying on behalf of. Fiorina is a individual who is best left as an unknown, cause to know her is to realize she is everything the would assert she is not. At the end of the day she was given 5.5 years at the helm of HP and rather than being honest about her our performance, she still whines about how being a woman impeded her. Under her leadership HP stockholders lost a ton of money and 1,000s of employees lost their job. Her acquisiton of Compauq is regarded as one of the stupidest strategic decision in modern times. So no doubt she would bring the same type of dynamic leadership with her and when she fails, whine about it as being due to gender discrimination.

  • [-1] February 26, 2015 at 4:07pm

    Let’s be clear and isn’t even an attempt to hide it anymore. Since Reagan, ALL politicians have become similar to Brittany Spears, Milli Vanilli and other artists who either don’t sing or who’s voices are significantly made better through mixing. That is they are empty suits who dress nice, look nice, speak or rather criticize well, but do very little of anything. Like the aforementioned performers they are merely the promotional front for their promoters and owners who tell them how to dress, look, speak and most importantly vote. We have the best politicians (aka empty suits) that money can buy on both sides of the isle and the average american can’t afford them. When you do the research an realize who actually lobbies for and receives the majority of federal spending you will understand why it represents the greatest transfer of wealthy from the low and middle class in the history of the world. And of course the large corporations and wealthy have these empty suits lower taxes so that future generations will have to ultimately come up with the money they and their grandchildren will enjoy. But of course the low information voters still get led around by ideological and belief oriented rhetoric which keeps them from seeing or accepting the reality of what is really going on. Take for example the “food stamp” program. Look who actually lobbies for that huge give away to large corporate food producers and suppliers.

  • February 26, 2015 at 3:53pm

    What we need is a list of the 5 reasons americans should fear Cruz. There are only five because of his level of superficiality and the FACT he hasn’t actually done anything except blow a ton of hot air. Now Mike lee is a conservative I could vote for, so long as he does not push any positions that would curtail the constitutional rights of ALL and ALL citizens. And of course advocates sending all illegals home immediately and letting them get in line to come back based on a comprehensive immigration bill. So how’s about Cruz shut up long enough to actually work on an immigration bill. You know do something other than wait for someone else to do actual work and simply criticize it. That is not governing.

  • [-1] February 26, 2015 at 3:48pm

    “It’s not just about finding the guy who shouts ‘freedom’ the loudest … It’s not about finding the guy who tells the best Joe Biden jokes.” I agree and this is a conservative I could vote for as an independent. Really tired of the symbolic cheap grandstanding of individuals like Cruz, Issa, Walker and the newest versions of loud mouths who speak first, think second, accept absurd amounts of money from conservative special interests and do little or nothing of substance.

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  • [-1] February 26, 2015 at 3:41pm

    Good for you. Well done. Hey be especially vigilant with those pit bulls that wear hoodies.

  • [2] February 26, 2015 at 3:37pm

    “A state statute indicates that a dog or coyote that attacks livestock, or domestic animals, may be killed by a witness or the animals’ owner, neither of whom can be held liable for damages by the dog’s owner, KTVT reported.” Fairly straight forward then… if these are the dogs who attack the calf and he warned the owner to keep them from roaming around then his shooting them was both appropriate and right. Dogs should not be allowed to wonder around the neighborhood and given the statute and them attacking my livestock, I would have shot them the first go around.

  • [-4] February 26, 2015 at 3:31pm

    Really, how is making sure large corporations can’t control or manage Internet content by prioritizing access based on $$$ hurt free speech. You comment is completely the opposite of what has happened. Making sure that all Internet sites and content have the same level of access insures real and unabated freedom of speech. This is nothing more than the ISPs realizing that they can no longer make undeserved revenue or profits off of specific services or content that they control, trying to extort similarly undeserved revenue and profits from allowing large, deep pocket companies from taking over the Internet. And now it is time to find and promote a search engine other than Google which does not allow companies to buy there way onto the top of the search results. There is no free market without FULL information available to everyone involved, particularly the consumer. And there is no free market if ISPs and Google can determine or direct which information has a higher priority on the Internet. Do yourself a favor and step back from a position you think or believe your supposed to hold based on the misinformation you have been fed by the ISP lobbyst and ISP funded “news and opinion” and look at what was really done on your behalf. It will require reading neutral reviews of what Net Neutrality is why it actually assures real competition.

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  • [6] February 26, 2015 at 3:19pm

    Anyone who doesn’t recognize Reince Priebus as a cheap used car salesman he is is clearly lying to themselves.

  • February 26, 2015 at 3:17pm

    Ok let’s see how the immature here beat up the PRESIDENT for sending too high ranking officials, after beating him up by the false inference in the last report that he was not sending anyone. Sad to the point of being rather humorous. The number of people here that are led around by rhetoric rather than actions or deeds is staggering.

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  • February 26, 2015 at 3:14pm

    “The problem with Common Core is NOT any particular flaw in this curriculum or that curriculum.” And the problem with local or state developed curriculum would be exactly the same, particularly when you allow self illuminating ignorants to include such critical subjects as creationism and young earth science(lol). And if you want the best case against the current curriculumm across the country, just look at the rankings of the average american students (not the top 5%) against the average students from democratic countries that have advanced standardized curriculums. Of course the other my case and your case in point is some of the other comments here. foobared, bhaarris and woodyee couldn’t answer the simplest question about common core, as clearly noted by their comments. So thanks for making the case for me champs.

  • [1] February 26, 2015 at 3:05pm

    property not party. Sorry the keyboard lags due to my proxy.

  • [2] February 26, 2015 at 3:04pm

    Oh right because every mosque in the US is doing that now. does making things up come natural or are you practicing to become a conservative radio host.

  • [2] February 26, 2015 at 3:02pm

    Glad to see rational adults not take the immature bait here. Content is irrelevant if you are loud and obnoxious. i’m sure there is a church or church group that would love to hear her message. But let’s be clear preaching, witnessing, soliciting on private party under the guise of spreading the word is a form of pushing or forcing your religious views on others.

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  • [-15] February 26, 2015 at 2:55pm

    “Yet this round is amongst the most commonly used in the most popular rifle design in America, the AR-15.” so it is not the only ammo that can be used in this weapon, only one that could pierce armor and do a lot more damage to a police officer wearing a kevlar vest. Can’t wait to see the moronic cases put forth her for allowing the sale of military armor piercing ammo. And spare me the 2nd. amendment interpretation that no restrictions on the type of weapons or ammo is consistent with the 2nd. amendment. Cause if that was true individual citizens should be able to purchase and use any military caliber weapon. So let the clown car roll.

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  • [-5] February 26, 2015 at 2:50pm

    “Does that sound like these big, evil corporations don’t have anything to do with anything? I mean, it’s being written by the big evil corporations and special interest groups! Your whole point is, we don’t want special interest groups and we don’t want big, evil corporations to have special access” Finally, GB makes a statement in terms of what is really driving regulations like this or anything else. So while the corporations create a make believe controversy regarding Net Neutrality, the whole point was to make sure these regulations, like the majority of regulations, benefit large corporations and their wealthy “real >15,000 shares” investors. And you are so blind to the realities of the large corporations and their wealthy backers who actually run the country and benefit from the majority of federal spending that you lay off their actions to a dictator? You are either a paid commenter for some PR or lobbyist firm, or you are one of the most naive individuals on the planet.

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  • [-8] February 26, 2015 at 2:43pm

    “National Religious Broadcasters – represent tens of millions of listeners, readers and viewers” Represent? How so are these NRB media folks elected? And are there 10s of million listeners inflated the same way Rush’s and GB’s audience is by their respective broadcasting company who manipulates the figures to steal undeserved advertising money? And by the way… they are prominent to who other than billy and a small handful of friends. It is rather sad to see how easily low information voters from both sides of the spectrum are manipulated and directed by rhetoric as opposed to real action and real deeds.

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  • [-1] February 26, 2015 at 12:08pm

    It would be a blessing to have zach or some other member of the staff here move beyond the fox talking points and actually do some work with regard to the real case against common core. Or is it just that the common core doesn’t recognize creationism as a science or provide a curriculum that include a comic book that details how the universe is only 6,00 to 8,000 yeas old?

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  • [-1] February 26, 2015 at 12:04pm

    RealLibertarian… well said and of course the only rational question in terms of the constitution, equal protection clause and of course bill of rights. There is no more war on christians than there is a war on any other religion that seeks to push their agenda through the public arena. I don’t hear any christians here expressing concern that there is an increase of evangelical, activist christians in congress who might seek to undermine the clear and expressed separation between the individual, the state and any religion. Our country was founded on individual life, liberty and self determination. It was not founded on christianity and given that the majority of the founding fathers were practicing PROTESTANTS, not mormons, not catholics, not methodists, etc. it is very telling that they purposely spoke of religious expression in a universal sense. The mere FACT that there are such diverse interpretations of the bible across the aforementioned religious sects, one in particular failing to recognize the trinity, validates the need for this universality. How’s about the religious groups who claim to be christians get together and clean up their own act and come to agreement on a single text of the bible before seeking to impose a non-existent commonality by way of the government. Admit it.. its not that you don’t like the government protecting the rights of all citizens. You want the government to promote judeo/christian ideals to all citizens. So, how honest are you?

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