User Profile: JRook

JRook

Member Since: March 16, 2011

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  • May 22, 2015 at 1:05pm

    Seriously do you even know or understand that Communism is an economic system and under communist regimes the police are actually more authoritative and unaccountable. Try and put forth a rational point or argument, don’t just spew labels such as socialism, communism, marxism. Health care and education by definition are social goods and should be managed and provided as such. It is impossible to undertake a critical review of either that doesn’t show that for-profit and market forces do not produce the most efficient and effective provision of either. And a critical review would of course necessitate that you check you ideology, unfounded beliefs and thus uninformed opinions at the door. Countries like Germany, Switzerland and Sweden provide both at a far superior and significantly more cost effective manner than we do.

  • [-2] May 22, 2015 at 12:53pm

    With the recent food contamination issues it is staggering to see that anyone could be so ignorant to speak negatively about food safety, particularly given the level of chemical preservatives pumped into food by the industrial food companies. At the end of the day how could anyone argue against productive use of food that would otherwise be thrown out. The real issue for the trade organization is easy to discern. They only want to worry about productive use of the unsold food they can sell and make money from. No doubt a company with some degree of character and humanity will make this they differentiater and grab market share. Always interesting to see large food producers and suppliers complain about government intervention when they are the ones who lobby for increasing food stamps, so they can sell much of the excess food at retail prices. Excess in terms of food that would otherwise not sell because of supply and demand dynamics.

  • [-1] May 22, 2015 at 12:41pm

    Typical GB context shift that the group here falls for every time. Identifying an individual who provided organizational structure as a progressive immediately places him in the negative which allows the made up extension into the current military “mindset” of the police. Fact is it is progressively militaristic state laws and policies, many orchestrated by ALEC that has brought us to where we are. Under no circumstances should local police forces have access to military weapons. And no doubt the fact that 50% of police time is spent writing nonsensical tickets to generate revenue to offset inadequate taxes explains why this increase in militarization hasn’t improved safety or protection for the community. No doubt that individual who doesn’t have his seat belt on will commit some horrible crime any day now.

  • [-6] May 22, 2015 at 12:31pm

    Except non of your so called real conservatives every stop criticizing and making stupid statements long enough to propose any solutions. You see the decline in real wages, concentration of wealth and rooting infrastructure don’t care about religious beliefs and ideology. They just need to be faced for what they are, the risk the pose and fixed. What is unique though is to see at least one republican publicly admit that the NSA overreach is due to the Patriot Act proposed and pushed by Bush & Cheney and not the current administration.

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  • [-4] May 22, 2015 at 12:23pm

    Glad to see an educational institutional promoting ignorance. Perhaps some icon from the History Channel, Discovery or something semi educational would reinforce using ones brain.

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  • [9] May 22, 2015 at 12:17pm

    And what would you say if the person who committed the above sexual assaults was a democratic senator, congressman, etc. No doubt you would just as easily dismiss and ignore the events. Yea right. When you alter you application of approval or disapproval based on ideology and / or beliefs you demonstrate an aversion to rational thought.

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  • [1] May 22, 2015 at 12:13pm

    Based on shear numbers you logic would suggest that everyone should proclaim, “Priests are the danger to kids”, “Christians are the danger to kids”, “Step father are a danger to kids”, etc. etc. as those groups abuse kids physically, sexually, emotionally more than gay individuals. You should at least attempt to think beyond your beliefs and ideology….. it will lead you to reality.

  • [9] May 22, 2015 at 12:09pm

    Get real … you comment about Montel while ignoring Dugger’s molestation, when most conservative christians would argue a person cannot be rehabilitated from being a sexual pervert. So because you like the guy and he is doing something you approve of you ignore his behavior. Are you so quick to dismiss and ignore the behavior of individuals you don’t like or agree with? Doubtful.

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  • [-5] May 21, 2015 at 3:40pm

    Jason if your going to write a hack piece at least make it believable. So the question is whether the attack would have occurred at the time and in same manner if the demonstrations about the video were not taking place. It is a fact that there were demonstrations and that the attackers used them at the very least as cover. And where Jason is your research that says the terrorist group motivation for the attacks was not in part due to the video? Be a real journalist, do some research and add something to the story. Any one can merely repeat the fox news narrative. So jason what was the motivation behind the attacks?

  • [-32] May 21, 2015 at 3:29pm

    Well donating to a foundation that actually seeks to do some good in the world is better than giving to some hack mega evangelist or lying PAC. If this is the best stuff the republican hacks can come up with, it is no surprise they can’t formulate a cogent policy for anything.

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  • [-9] May 21, 2015 at 3:24pm

    “Islam renounces the God of the Bible and calls for the believers of that God to be killed.’ Prove that statement and reference the devote muslim who explained any text in the Koran to mean that. You champ don’t even know what you don’t know, so obviously make it up as you go.

  • [-7] May 21, 2015 at 3:22pm

    “allah” is another name for satan. Seriously some of the individuals here must practice being ignorant as this level can’t be natural. Have you or have you not heard of the 12 tribes? Because you found some crap on google that asserts allah is satan you would present it as being reality. There are over 1.5 billion muslims in the world and no doubt the same percentage of them are as peace loving and faithful, if not more faithful, as christians. What is evident here is exactly why people turn away from the majority of christians . Because you interpret and insert you own words and beliefs and wrap them inside some bible verses taken as much out of context as you do the Koran.

  • [-10] May 21, 2015 at 3:06pm

    “A “god” that commands you to kill in his name is not God.” It must make billy feel very accomplished writing for such an informed group. If you don’t think God commanded Mosses to kill the 10 of thousands his army killed than I guess he led the greatest mass murder organization in the history of the world. Read Leviticus and explain to me how it is evenly remotely Judeo Christian to instruct your army to kill all the women who have children and keep the virgins for yourselves.And please provide a real answer not some typical christian rationalization. And yes for the record, for those who have heard of the 12 tribes…. Allah is the same God.

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  • [-2] May 13, 2015 at 3:02pm

    “It seems to me that Target is practicing capitalism.” There was a time where, like a lot of things, practicing capitalism included some degree of ethics and integrity. If the company had any they would have contacted here and offered a royalty for use of the design. Its kind of like when you remove sportsmanship and integrity from sports. You know like Tom Brady and the Patriots. At the end it is not tough competition, it is cheating… plain and simple.

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  • May 13, 2015 at 2:57pm

    “not having a copyright on the design” Yep it is the US and without a copyright you don’t even have grounds to complain. And by the way I remember a similar T shirt floating around in the late 1960′s and early 1970′s. So I would like her to show her preliminary drawings and assurance it doesn’t borrow features from anyone else’s designs. As for the T shirt, I agree the coloring and misrepresentation of the flag is at best unpatriotic.

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  • [-3] May 13, 2015 at 2:52pm

    “At one point Kelly, a defense attorney, shared an off-camera discussion he had with Zerlina Maxwell. They speculated deaths like this don’t happen in London where police do not carry guns. Dyson wondered, “Maybe we should take a line from the Bobbies there.” How exactly does wondering why the practice in London might have some merit, translate into advocating. How’s about doing something to increase the accuracy of facts, level of analysis and rational conclusions rather than merely taking pot shots at other media outlets.

  • [15] May 13, 2015 at 2:46pm

    July 2013 – Scientists at the University of Maryland and the US Department of Agriculture have identified a witch’s brew of pesticides and fungicides contaminating pollen that bees collect to feed their hives. Its the build up of chemicals used in our industrial food industry. No reason to look for some answer that takes use off the hook. You can’t keep spraying crops with pesticides and fungicides and think it won’t have disastrous effects on the bees and other animals. It’s no more complicated than that. Perhaps it is time to stop listening to the “researchers” from the agrichemical companies. You know the ones that get paid to lie.

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  • May 13, 2015 at 2:36pm

    ‘Many years ago the left worked out that adults’ minds cannot be changed but young minds can be manipulated. As a result the left saturated the education system and the media with it’s supporters.’ Of course you can explain why the vast majority of School Boards are made up of conservatives then? Wait something that doesn’t fit with your narrative. Your assertion merely reinforces Gonzo’s point that many parents did a poor job of raising their kids, particularly if you delegated any of it to the educational system. And of course you fundamental flaw is to assume that religion and faith has anything to do with being a spiritual or moral individual. Morality is a universal construct and has nothing to do with any particular religion or faith, particularly christian as so many assert and imply here. The American Indians were significantly more spiritual tha the vast majority of modern faith based groups could every hope to be. And their moral code was equal to if not superior, as they extended that code to the earth and the animals that coexisted with them. So while conservatives and christians work hard to blame someone for all the world’s ills, perhaps they should pause for a second when they come across a mirror and put themselves through the same level of examination and perform a much needed reality check.

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  • [3] May 13, 2015 at 2:19pm

    As anyone with any level and wisdom and experience knows it is the assumptions and questions that define one not the answers. Because finding the right answer to the wrong assumptions and questions is rather easy and merely causes the ignorant to remain as such. The assumption that being christian as opposed to spiritual is somehow important is at best baseless and meaningless in terms of the overall state of society, the country or the world. And thus the results of a question regarding what religion people call or regard themselves in and of itself is indicative of nothing. There are more than a few christians who are responsible for all types of immoral behaviors and acts. Heck, no doubt Belichick and Tom Brady would call themselves christians as opposed to cheaters and liars. The only question that really matters is the number of people who consider themselves spiritual and present that within their everyday lives. I have met Othodox Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Buddists and Christians who are both spiritual and non-spiritual. And there isn’t a sliver of difference between them other than being truly spiritual. In fact the worse people on the plane are those who represent their religion as being closer to or more representative of God. And be assured those that indulge in this are void of any spiritual nature or bearings. Morality is a universal construct and thus belongs to no religion.

  • [2] May 13, 2015 at 2:06pm

    As for all the ignorant commentators, you should actually read about the decline of Rome instead of making fools of yourselves by rationalizing the nonsense someone has told you, perhaps in church, or something you made up to make yourself feel superior to non-christians. The FACT is the Roman Empire fell because of the same two factors that led to the fall of every other great Empire. Logistics and Economics. They were unable to maintain adequate communication, command and control across vast geographic areas and were unable to sustain the financial where with all to govern at such a large scale. The nonsense about morality having something to do with the decline of Rome is the same type of self serving pronouncements you hear from evangelicals who have been claiming everything wrong with the US since the mid 1960′s is due to Satan, non christians and of course liberals. Of course the complete lack of any rational link between being spiritual and liberal is also a necessary aspect of the fools narrative. Read the book by John Kennedy entitled “The Rise And Fall Of the Great Powers” so you may speak intelligently in the future about Rome and reality.

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