User Profile: JRook

JRook

Member Since: March 16, 2011

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  • [1] April 22, 2015 at 2:49pm

    DesertRose… As you can see this is not a group that recognizes or appreciates facts. I am always amazed at how many people will quickly answer that they nor the US would accept a war ship from another country 25 miles off our coast. And of course after acknowledging that they have a hard time explaining or justifying why Iran or any other Arab country aren’t justified in reacting to a US fleet of warships 25 miles off their coast everyday. The US needs to get out of the middle east and focus on investing in itself and is people. We have been at war and killing “enemies” in the middle east for over 10 years and the result has been a growth in terrorism, instability and needless deaths of countless people on both sides. But despite that you still have wingnuts suggesting attack and invade Iran, with of course no sense or concern for what the outcome will be. Other than knowing they will blame any violence that occurs as a result on the next group targeted to keep the war machine and its suppliers going and getting wealthier.

  • [-1] April 22, 2015 at 2:41pm

    And if your going to comment on world affairs you should read and listen to something other than crap put forth by Rush, GB, fox news and wannabe news & opinion sites. Nothing has hurt the US standing in the world more than the unjustified invasion of Iraq, a sovereign country. And Bush Sr., made it clear to his son that his inability to construct a coalition similar to the one for Desert Storm was and good indication he was wrong. And if you actually did read you would know that Isis has killed far more muslims than christians or individuals of other faiths. And the lack of killiing a high number of jews is indicative that there is no wide conspiracy across arab countries to wipe out Israel. It is rather sad to see an obviously biased individual cheapen herself to get airtime by saying something so consistent with fox news propaganda. Sorry to see that her career is going so poorly.

  • April 22, 2015 at 2:14pm

    This story, the nonsensical tweets and majority of comments reinforce that our society is in a state of de-evolution. As shown by the 7th. grade mentality of thinking that pointing out that someone is flying on a plane on Earth Day somehow counterbalances a complete awareness and recognition of science. Somewhere around 8 MILLION people fly on planes everyday and guess what the incremental pollution from one additional passenger is meaningless in terms of the impact of continuing to rely on fossil fuels where we don’t need to.

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  • [1] April 22, 2015 at 2:07pm

    “The fact that idiot JEB BUSH still touts it shows you how OWNED/CONTROLLED he is.” No it shows what a bunch of BS you statement is about being developed and forced on states by progressives. Take a 1 week break from listening to Rush’s, GB’s and fox news BS and actually read about how common core was developed. And it wasn’t a bunch of communist, socialist progressives. Anything and I mean Anything that significantly raises the bar with respect to education and student performance is something we should adopt as the other developed countries are increasing the gap in terms of how much better their educational system is preparing their youth for the future. While we have ideological and belief driven morons who’s big idea is to add intelligent design to the curriculum. Are you kidding……Math, Science, English, Technology, The Arts, Foreign Languages and Phys. Ed are the only subjects that should be taught, and taught at the highest level possible. And for those students who can’t keep up transfer them to a trade school and provide them with some skills at least. For those who can keep up, pay for their advanced education to whatever level they can perform at. Education like Healthcare is a social good and the capitalist model clearly doesn’t work. When the average student and family can’t afford to send high caliber students to college, the system has failed.

  • [-1] April 22, 2015 at 1:56pm

    The station described her reputations as “popular and academically distinguished.” Ok you see a real journalist would have researched performance measures for the principals school rather than merely copying and pasting some comment by a TV news channel, particularly if it is fox. But alas this story is a great example of why this issue like many is not discussed or debated on the Facts, but on perceptive statements. Sounds like the “over the hill” principal was more concerned about school evaluation rather than bringing US educational standards up to those in other developed countries. Countries which by ANY measure are doing a better job now of educating their youth. “Every good teacher I know is leaving.” Really exactly how many is that?

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  • [2] April 22, 2015 at 1:47pm

    You are correct that it should not be associated with race. But if you are a policeman you can’t claim some “Stand Your Ground” BS that I felt threatened. Police should only be allowed and justified in shooting someone when they are threatened with deadly force or are protecting an innocent bystander who is being threatened by deadly force. And I guess by Snowleopards “facts and figures” we can also now end the debate regarding which group is committing the most crimes that require police to shoot.

  • [-5] April 22, 2015 at 1:41pm

    Oh, but your ok with a rancher who threatens federal marshals with a group wielding automatic weapons after deciding to not pay grazing fees he had agreed to and paid for 20+ years. So at what point in your mid does the rancher who is guilty of violating federal law and the legal agreement he signed somehow not give up his right to an easy arrest?

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  • [31] April 22, 2015 at 1:33pm

    Incorrect the police should have obtained his license plate and radioed ahead for a road block. To engage in a high speed chase, fire shots and then attack the guy when he pulls over is beyond any reasonable protocol in this situation. They guy ran a stop sign which does no justify taking action that endangers the public and amounts to brutality.

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  • [35] April 22, 2015 at 1:27pm

    ” the shift manager said the restaurant tried to get her to pay back the stolen money and then fired her after she refused.” Don’t let this small business hide behind some BS policy. So is this how people think small businesses should treat their employees… Yes or No. It’s really that simple and this woman should received an absurd amount of money in punitive damages so that other businesses begin to value their employees as much as they do themselves.

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  • [-5] April 22, 2015 at 1:17pm

    Seriously you should read more as productivity has gone up dramatically over the past 40 years, while wages have been stagnant. “Income inequality has grown over the last 30 years or more driven by three dynamics: rising inequality of labor income (wages and compensation), rising inequality of capital income, and an increasing share of income going to capital income rather than labor income. Recent history, especially since 2000, has shown that wages and compensation for the typical worker and income growth for the typical family have lagged tremendously behind the nation’s fast productivity growth. The hourly compensation of a typical worker grew in tandem with productivity from 1948–1973. After 1973, productivity grew strongly, especially after 1995, while the typical worker’s compensation was relatively stagnant.” so the only possible conclusion is that the suppliers of capital and business owners have maintained and increased their incomes at the expense of the workers since 1973. That is what explains the concentration of wealth.

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  • [-9] April 22, 2015 at 1:09pm

    As an independent I consider the issue without the pre-programed response you see from the ideological zealots on both sides. First, and foremost any business owner who was concerned about productivity and the well being of their employees would recognize that a couple days pay for one individual yields better overall productivity than a sick employee who causes a number of employees to get sick. Sick employees are not nearly as productive, and having 4 or 5 out sick certainly doesn’t improve productivity. That’s over and above having some degree of concern for the well being of the employee. If you aren’t aware of that or can’t do the associated math, perhaps you shouldn’t be running a business. And second, the business owner should receive compensation for the work they perform in the company plus a fair ROI for the capital they have invested. And those two amounts should not come at the expense of paying a fair wage for the workers who are generating the income and providing them with reasonable benefits. So I’m willing to have the debate with any business owner who is honest enough to provide what compensation they are receiving from the business. Because if it is higher than average at the expense of the workers then you are what you are. And it isn’t an entrepreneur. Kinda like a slum lord who makes an undeserved amount off of disgusting properties.

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  • April 21, 2015 at 4:38pm

    And how lame do you have to be to post the same story 3 – 4 times. How’s about a focus on the company who makes the monitor in terms of their negligence in providing some degree of device security.

  • [-2] April 21, 2015 at 4:35pm

    Now show some pictures of the industrial milk cows from the US that can’t even walk due to the disfiguring that occurs from the hormones that are pumped into their bodies to produce more milk. Actually, the celebration on Wall Street when a new DOD project is announced is far more noticeable and much more of a waste of tax payer money. And of course let’s not forget the celebration of the lobbyists for the large food producers and food suppliers when they get congress to increase the funding for foods stamps. Which is at the end of the day a welfare program for the food industry which gets to sell $50 billion of food that would otherwise go unsold at 100% of the retail price.

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  • [2] April 21, 2015 at 4:26pm

    Good point but then again you have a group that has an answer that their ideology and beliefs have supplied for them and they will latch on to anything that even remotely seems related.

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  • April 21, 2015 at 4:25pm

    Really sounds like there was a running debate in the scientific community, but alas they hide that stuff in scientific periodicals. But please provide your reference for the 97% agreement as I’m sure it is as credible as the sources you utilize for the vast amount of knowledge you display.

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  • April 21, 2015 at 4:22pm

    That’s right and he minted and forged some golden tablets for John Smith, because no self respecting Mormon would follow commandments that were written on mere stone. And of course an individual who was considered a fraud for telling people he could find them treasure, would of course not keep those gold tablets for any reason.

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  • [5] April 21, 2015 at 4:17pm

    Yes Amazing Science challenged and refined by science, they way it is supposed to be. Rather than starting from some ancient text and asserting that science needs to prove it wrong. Which of curse it has in many instances. Like identifying the natural event of the parting of the Red Sea. Which to begin with wasn’t the Red Sea as the Hebrew translation was the “Sea of Reeds” which is an entirely different body of water. So let’s not argue about whether a fossil dated at 3.4 billion years has evidence of life or not, as it is beyond debate that the universe and earth are more than the 6,000 – 8,000 years that the young earth clowns assert. Read some of their “evidence” if you want a good laugh. My favorite is the assertion that if Niagra Falls is only 4,000 years old, the earth is only 6 – 8 thousand years old, as if the age of any one geological formation has anything to do with the age of the earth. Or even better is the notion that the light from stars that are millions of light years away was placed in the earth’s sky when God made them. I mean seriously, a statement like that is beyond ludicrous.

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  • [-1] April 21, 2015 at 3:56pm

    This story highlights another “Social Pathology” of ideological and belief zealots. That is where they utilize their ideology and beliefs as the context rather than a legitimate context. As the legitimate context would be to identify the number of immigration mistakes of other administrations going back to say Reagan. No doubt pete being the consummate professional did the research on crimes committed by immigrants going back to the Reagan administration, but didn’t have the time or space to reference it here.

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  • [-8] April 20, 2015 at 12:35pm

    “and a Canadian bank that paid more than $1 million to former President Bill Clinton in speaking and consulting fees. The bank was a shareholder in the Keystone XL pipeline; however, it doesn’t seem like it could have had significant influence, as the pipeline has been held up by a long State Department review.” So of course in the instance of something we are in favor of the made up link between contributions to the foundations and state department policy isn’t true. This is exactly what is wrong with this country. Groups and organizations pay individuals like this to write propaganda books that infer something rather than actually prove it. Because to actually prove it the author would have to show beyond a reasonable doubt that the outcomes would have been different or better yet inconsistent with the other information or factors surrounding the outcome. Which of course he can’t and doesn’t do. If the Republicans and their conservative owners spent half as much time coming up with policies that actually benefit the PEOPLE, they wouldn’t need to engage in fascist propaganda. It is a well known adage that someone who spends the majority of time on the attack, is protecting themselves from the attention being focused on their political links and their own performance. We don’t need critics who are against everything and anything, we need leaders to do the people’s business. Not the people’s religion, not the people’s ideology, not the wealthy’s bidding.

  • [3] April 20, 2015 at 12:23pm

    And I would have thought the novelty of drinking for the sake of getting drunk would have worn off after junior high, but the level of alcoholism in the US across all demographic groups indicates that it hasn’t.

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