User Profile: JRook


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  • [1] August 21, 2014 at 4:54pm

    It is certainly ridiculous to omit the phrase under God. Having said that, this woman’s comment is a great example of the arrogance driven narrow thinking that omitting the phrase under God has anything to do with Christianity. There are multiple religions including the Jewish faith and Islamic faith that reference and worship the SAME God.

  • [-1] August 21, 2014 at 4:50pm

    “Those who love them include actor Matthew McConaughey and the very broke former President Bill Clinton.” Not sure how that translates into him buying very many of them. It is possible that a former President might be provided one by a $billionaire friend. Post like these just reinforce that there is no editorial requirements or guidelines here.

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  • [-4] August 21, 2014 at 4:44pm

    I don’t condone the gay lifestyle and do believe the term marriage has a clear and distinct definition that should not be altered. Although, I’m sure I will get a laugh watching individuals here defend imposing the Federal Supreme Court position over NY state’s position. Always, laughable to see individuals pretend they are arguing states rights when in fact the overriding context is always their ideology and beliefs.

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  • August 21, 2014 at 4:39pm

    Just hope someone like Jonathon will be on the ball in terms of making sure the CEO of the ALS association, its development officer and/or any third party companies who have assisted with them gaining this large amount of money are not overly compensated. As the money is raised and donated for the purpose of research and funding of clinical trials not so that these individuals could obtain a windfall.

  • August 21, 2014 at 4:30pm

    sara rather than a story about what this guy believes and which reinforces what your believe, how’s about one that identifies exactly how many Isis fighters there are. Because experts have identified the number to be 6,000. Could you gather some information so that we can get a reference point for such assertions.

  • [2] August 21, 2014 at 4:26pm

    “It was through medical professionals, the experimental drug and faith that Brantly believes he was healed.” I’m sure the medical professionals and experimental drugs did not discriminate based on his religion or faith and both didn’t require it either to save him. And if there are miracles such as these I’m more likely to believe it is among the 40% who survive Eboli without the experimental drugs. But it is great that he gets a chance to proclaim his faith and billy gets to showcase it.

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  • [-14] August 21, 2014 at 4:18pm

    I find it interesting that individual who constantly and consistently rant about the Federal Government using appropriations as leverage for compliance with policies such as Common Core (Educational Funds) or Speed Limits (Transportation Funds) have no problem with the cowards in Congress who use the budget appropriation to hide policiy positions they don’t want to debate or be associated with.

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  • August 21, 2014 at 4:09pm

    @commonsensechristian Since abortion within the guidelines of the Supreme Court decision is one of several Choices woman have a right to, there is no need and therefor no intelligent or educated person who would defend Pro Choice by suggesting it produces more stem cells. Not surprising though that individuals from the other end of that spectrum would imply some relationship that doesn’t exist.

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  • [3] August 21, 2014 at 4:04pm

    Well said and on point. Also, the notion that stem cell research encourages abortions or increases the number of abortions is exactly where terms like right wingnuts comes from and clearly applies. Kind of insight or conclusion you would expect from a brainiac like Michele Bachmann.

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  • [-6] August 21, 2014 at 4:00pm

    I remember seeing a similar story in the National Enquirer about 20 years ago, so this is certainly not the first case of this. By carrying a similar story the editor is providing a clear picture of the demographics of the audience here.

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  • [-8] August 21, 2014 at 3:50pm

    Comment for this post are great examples why a good amount of the individuals here have absolutely no credibility or are nothing more than paid commenters. How can any be against a gun OFFENDER registry. That is individuals who have committed a crime that involved a gun. To argue against that is to be so drunk with your own ideology and beliefs you brain is paralyzed.

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  • [-11] August 20, 2014 at 3:37pm

    So a report by an unnamed individual that is not supported by pictures of Wilson or eye witness accounts by the medical personnel who treated him at the hospital. Something fox news or this site…. ok too much real work for this site, could have done is now accepted as evidence. At any point in this situation did you anything other than start with a position based on ideology and beliefs and not select information and interpret it to support that position. In our legal system there is a forum where real evidence is presented, examined and weighed and its not in some cowardly, anonymous backroom or phone call to fox. And certainly not what pseudo news programs and blogs selectively publish.So yea let’s wait for the real evidence to be presented and reviewed by real experts and real lawyers.

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  • [-52] August 20, 2014 at 3:30pm

    Actually, that’s where the real facts and evidence are presented and examined. Not in these BS, sensationalized leaks by individuals looking to score points with the media. If he was beaten up so badly, why hasn’t the police, who have felt a need to leak as much prejudicial information possible, not leaked them? What is sad to see people here look for any piece of information that supports the position they took early on based on their ideology and beliefs. In Florida had a state DA present perhaps the weakest prosecution of the Trayvon Martin shooting in order to protect a stand your ground law that has resulted in at least 15-20 innocent people, both white and black, being shot and killed by individuals who should have been held responsible. Even if you accept the most damaging of scenarios here relative to Brown, there is still no justification for gunning him down. Police are supposed to take suspects in, not gun them down.

  • [-20] August 20, 2014 at 3:22pm

    Really, when then why would a police department that has committed as many advantageous leaks as possible to indict the teenager that was gunned down not leak photos that were certainly taken at the hospital or within the next few days. As if you are beaten unconscious then you have wounds that would visible for days. It is rather disgusting to see such bias and unsubstantiated reports and information being disseminated by what is supposed to be a credible news source. Ok not that anyone with a brain believes fox is credible, but this will no doubt now be repeated by the conservative misinformation circuit.

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  • [-1] August 20, 2014 at 3:15pm

    zach, how’s about doing some useful research if you want the group here to understand what increasingly more economist and most recently Salomon Bros. investment bank has acknowledged. And that is the two factors that have been and are dragging on the US economy for at least 10 years are the concentration of wealth and inadequate wages. As they both contribute to inadequate consumption which results in reduced demand and thus a decrease in jobs. You see because if inadequate demand causes job loss than higher demand causes or rather creates jobs. The wealthy do invest in companies to meet higher demand but do not create jobs. So giving them tax breaks, as we have seen since Bush’s irresponsible tax cuts.

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  • [-7] August 20, 2014 at 3:09pm

    How about the best and most telling one of all….”All the News that’s Fit To Print”. Geez, if we just went back to half of this goal, most of the news channels and news and opinion sites would disappear. And of course loosing fox would be perhaps the greatest gift mankind could hope for.

  • [1] August 20, 2014 at 3:05pm

    What part about the math am I not getting here. Analysts on even the most unbelievable of news networks like fox have indicated there are only 6,000 ISIS fighters. So let’s say there are 10,000 to error on the high side. Your telling me that the Iraq army along with the Kurdish fighters and US air strikes can’t wipe out 10,000 Isis fighters in 2 weeks? This is as embarrassing as the Iraq war, when the US could not obtain a real victory for over 5 years. Just another indication that war is a business decision first and foremost and our policy, strategy and tactics have nothing to do with winning. But everything to do with feeding the military contractors and now the ex military that run the mercenary companies. And why is it that we can kill over 200,000 civilians through illegal bombings in Cambodia and 100,000s more in the bombings of Hanoi, but are concerned about civilians who might be supporting Isis. Just go in and get this done and stop worrying about world opinion. War is wrong and immoral, but if you going to engage in it you need to use everything you have to win. To do anything else tells you there is an alternate agenda.

  • [9] August 20, 2014 at 2:58pm

    Since when have cops become like school teachers and not supposed to actually get their hands dirty or use any number of physical restraint moves and holds they were taught in the academy? Particularly when there is more than one of them. In my day teachers stepped in and broke up fights and they didn’t feel the need to use a taser or a gun. The question you seem to be avoiding is the use of appropriate force and to restrain a suspect. Because in our system of justice you are a suspect until you are found guilty, despite how many prior convictions you have or what color you are. Unfortunately, the determination of what is considered appropriate force or necessary restraint became blurred once averaged sized women were assigned to the beat. Its similar to the OSHA regulations that mandated you had to use a crane to lift more than 50lbs, because women could not be expected to lift more than that. This rule was a pain in the a@@ when I worked in a paper mill while in college. I constantly got in trouble for not using the crane. And of course I didn’t use it because it took more time and took away the only thing besides the pay of working there. That being getting a good workout.

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  • [-1] August 20, 2014 at 2:50pm

    Well this is certainly a better decision and result than what happened in Furgeson. And it is interesting to note that you don’t see Hannity, Kelly or sites like this identifying that Wilson also had a taser at his disposal. I guess once you identify that he had and could have used a taser then a narrative that supports Wilson’s gunning down of an unarmed teenager is a stretch at best.

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  • [-2] August 20, 2014 at 2:44pm


    The assertion that there is a relationship between christianity and any economic system in either direction is absurd on face value alone. And your typical confusion and interchanging of economic systems with political systems displays the level of ignorance that would surround such a debate. There are socialist countries that are governed well, some better than the US or any other capitalistic country. And the notion that a true collective focus that set social priorities and distributed wealth according to contribution, as opposed to inherent wealth, could not result in better application of resource is blatantly false. The real fantasy is that application of resources by markets that are comprised of individual choices provide a more rational allocation of resources and rational setting of social priorities has been shown to be false more times than not. For example, without a collective social backlash virtually all the lakes, waterways and oceans within or surround the US would be polluted beyond recognition by now. It was not until Lake Erie was declared biologically dead and the government stepped in to put a check on industry did any consideration of environmental impact factor into market decisions. Markets rarely reach a rational equilibrium and rarely optimize like resources across multiple markets. The examples are endless. And let’s be clear there are no free markets…and few large corporations want them.

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