User Profile: JRook

JRook

Member Since: March 16, 2011

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  • June 30, 2015 at 5:32pm

    Duh thanks for pointing out the use of the yahu at the end of jewish names. I of course was referring to the more slang definition for the term, which is indicative of an individual who speaks in a manner that reflects an ignorance beyond the norm. The only individuals I see Iran killing over the past 30+ years are its own citizens and other Arabs. Which is something we should encourage. The point is that no one should be surprised of a rational choice of any country in the region to seek nuclear weapons given that at least 3 others in the region have them. And 2 of them at least have the integrity and honesty to admit they have them. Seems to me the only country waving it sabre during these talks has been Israel. Why are they surprised they were not invited to be part of the talks. If I was Saudi Arabia I would have long since purchased nuclear technology from Russia, India, whoever and enveloped a weapon. It is arrogantly naive to think that every country will continue to kneel down to the countries who conveniently decided to limit nuclear weapons while keeping their own. And as we have seen over the past 40 years nuclear weapons has only increase the probability of conventional war, not deterred it. And Cavallo, read any number of the comments on this or related stories and yea I see a number of americans seeking war against a host of countries.

  • June 30, 2015 at 5:13pm

    “Wow those with the least bit of economic knowledge doing even more damage to the economy which is still attempting a meager recovery.” So your point is to show even a lower understanding of macro economics. The US economy did the best between 1947 and 1970 because the vast majority of individuals working were paid a fair wage and received overtime when they worked over 8 hours a day or 40 hours a week. The economy now is and will continue to be stagnant because real wages for the people who do the real work, add the most value relative to the actual product or service, has gone down since the arly 1980′s. This along with the concentration of wealth in the hands of wealthy investors, bankers and business owners who continue to give themselves a raise at the expense of the workers is what has, is and will continue to dampen demand. And it is consumer demand that creates jobs, not the wealthy. They merely invest in companies who hire people to meet the demand. Let’s hope they are smart enough or care enough about the well being of the country to spread the wealth so everyone is compensated based on the true value they add.

  • June 30, 2015 at 5:06pm

    “Expect to get converted to part time because Obama just eliminated your salary job and converted you to a hourly worker” Here’s a though … how’s about commenting on the business owners who make more money then they deserve based on their initial investment and value they bring to the business by picking the pockets of the employees they are exploiting by making them salaried, then working them 50-60 hours so that they hourly rate is lower than the lowest paid individual they “supervise”. Its just plain fraud and surprising how many suckers fall into this con. Business owners who do this type of stuff were the same employees who stole from work when they were an hourly employee, so stealing from their employees comes easy.

  • June 30, 2015 at 5:02pm

    Ok how do you figure that. So you think it is fair for an employer to pay someone $2 an hour more, call them a supervisor and then work them 10-20 hours over 40 for nothing? Do the math champ, the only one getting poorer is the dumb employee who falls for this con.

  • June 30, 2015 at 5:00pm

    “However, the rule turns managers into rank-and-file hourly employees, and thus takes away career opportunities” What a crock of BS and this guy who is paid to lie knows it. Your not management when you make $24,000 a year and doing the same tasks the employees earning $10 an hour are doing. This is all about intent and those employers who purposely call someone a supervisor to avoid paying them time and half they deserve are nothing more than lying cheaters. This is not about capitalism, free enterprise or business owner rights, this is about individuals who seek to make more money than they deserve off the bakcs of the people who do the real work. Which is why in both my career and the company I have been involved with, whether as an owner or senior executive, there has always been a bonus and stock participation component. You make a lot more money when you treat people fairly and reward them for performance. When you purposely exploit people by calling them a “supervisor” and then working them 10-20 hours more a week you are a among the worst among us and deserve to have your business fail.

  • June 30, 2015 at 4:52pm

    Always good to see someone has dumber logic than rush or GB put out everyday. Contagious diseases are labeled as such for a reason. Frankly the governor did these parents a favor cause the only other remedy for the remainder of the public would be to hold parents that willfully allow their children to get sick and infect other children should be both criminally and civilly liable. And in the case of compromised elderly people, many communicable diseases are fatal.

  • [-9] June 30, 2015 at 4:47pm

    jason the most relevant piece of information is who threw the first punch and why. Hearing the number of folks indicating that their southern blood and loyalty to the confederate flag is stronger than their loyalty to the Stars and Stripes is not making me think highly of them. Will all do respect the Confederacy is done, gone, over and the country is far better off that it is.

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  • [1] June 30, 2015 at 4:43pm

    Pretty evident that the guy should put a little more effort in raising his daughter, because at the end of the day she willfully left the house to meet a guy she either thought was 16 or knew was 27 and was lying. But glad to see he was a responsible parent after the fact.

  • [2] June 30, 2015 at 4:27pm

    I will yield to any number of people here who clearly have a stronger religious faith than me. But one thing I am sure of is no one should be talking for or on behalf of God, as defined by christians. So GB should check himself and consider his place in the universe. And for the record Jesus carried a progressive message to the jews, Luther carried a progressive nature for chrisitans of his day. So you can start displaying some degree of intelligence and rationality by not using labels yourself. Cause labels of any type merely reinforce the silly notion that one group is somehow superior to any other, at least in their narrow view of the world. You see from the outside virtually any group seems like a collection of narrow minded individuals who feel a need to surround themselves with like the minded who rather than expand their own knowledge and world outlook, comfort themselves with by way of a closed mind.

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  • [-9] June 30, 2015 at 11:01am

    For those who can step away from their ideology and belief driven bias for perhaps a minute. Why would any deal that has a stated purpose to remove the nuclear threat from the middle east not include Israel’s deconstruction of their nuclear weapons? Or can you realize that is the only thing Netanyahu is protecting. lol I just noticed the Yahu embeded in his name…..very telling.

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  • [-4] June 30, 2015 at 10:56am

    Just so I understand, Trump who has utilized Chapter 11 more times than probably anyone in the country to stick investors, banks and the taxpayers with the cost of his failures is somehow admired for his indulgent capitalism, but somehow the Clintons are wrong from making money and not hiding behind Chapter 11 like cowards. And Champ, she doesn’t denounce capitalism, she denounces the individuals like Romney who keeps his money offshore to cheat his country and corporate execs, wealthy bankers and wealthy investors who seek anything but free and competitive markets. If they did then why would they lobby their republican buddies, like in the case of big pharms, to block Medicare from negotiating drug prices based on their purchase volume. Doesn’t sound very capitalistic to me. Particularly since these same companies use their size and purchasing power to squash smaller pharma companies everyday in the interest of limiting competition.

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  • [-4] June 30, 2015 at 10:48am

    Not sure why anyone would pay Chelsea more than what say Sarah Palin speaking would be worth which is $1.98. But it is rather humorous to see a site that stands tall about capitalism and support the wealthy interests that support the conservative spin machine, but somehow infers the Clintons should not be allowed to make money.

  • [-1] June 30, 2015 at 10:44am

    “A handfull of misfits gets a FB page to publicize their asinine plan and now Beck helps them publicize it. Fear mongering 101 at Beck University.” Most accurate comment of the day. Why because like rush the GB organization makes money off of controversy and division. Read the purposely elicited comments and tell me again who and what groups are seeking to divide the country and create hatred. Wake up people, from these hate mongers and yourself.

  • June 30, 2015 at 10:37am

    Can’t imagine how anyone could see a connection between the confederate flag and this wonderful christian organization KKK….. and somehow think they both represent racial hatred.

  • [-4] June 30, 2015 at 10:31am

    “Last Tuesday, conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh made a prediction that the American flag would “come under assault” after the Confederate flag. At the time he said, “Do not doubt me.” Ok, perhaps oliver either doesn’t recognize and understand the difference between 10s of millions of americans seeing the confederate flag for what it represents and this extremely small fringe element that has probably existed in some form since Vietnam. Seriously, if this is rush’s and your attempt to validate such a ridiculously stupid statement about the US flag coming under attack then you sir are at the tip of the sword that is promoting such division and hatred.

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  • [-17] June 30, 2015 at 10:24am

    Typical attempt of throwing as much BS in the way as possible to ignore the only relevant question, which could easily be answered by some clear examples. The question is not whether the site is referred to by billy, GB, rush, fox, etc. as being “liberal”. The question is whether their review of misinformation spewed out by their critics (we know fox is only accurate 18% of the time) is accurate and on point. And let’s be clear this is not about your ideology or what you believe. Because you don’t get to change reality, alter scientific findings or change facts based on what you believe. Even though elevating beliefs to the level of facts, reality or science is the new social pathology. So billy how’s about some real work and show examples where the sites correction of misinformation is biased or off based. Otherwise your story is just another pile of misinformation, even though you don’t believe that.

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  • [-2] June 30, 2015 at 10:16am

    Irrefutable facts about the federal deficit. 1) $10 triillion of it was run up by Reagan, Bush Sr. And Bush Jr. 2) Bush Jr. left office after presiding over the worst domestic economy since the Great Depression and left the PRESIDENT with a $1.2 billion annual deficit run rate (2009 – Bush’s last FY) 3) The majority of the deficit is in the form of IOUs to the Social Security system that occurred because COWARDLY politicians on both sides of the isle didn’t have the guts to cut spending on the military, infrastructure, farm subsidies, IT, etc. or raise enough revenue to pay the bills. And the Republican response to this is to raise excise taxes, sales taxes, real estate taxes and other forms of regressive taxes while decreasing income taxes on the wealthiest americans who keep getting wealthier. So yes right now the low and middle classes pay, as a percentage of the gross and disposable income, the majority of federal, state and local taxes. And if you really look at where federal spending goes you will recognize it as the greatest transfer of wealth from the low and middle classes to the wealthy in the history of the world. For example, why is it that the large food suppliers and food producers lobby for food stamps…. cause they care about the poor (lol) or because they like receiving $50 billion in corporate welfare for food that would otherwise go unsold or worse increase supply and lower prices.

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  • June 30, 2015 at 9:59am

    Please explain how a request by the Republican Governor of SC to remove the flag from the statehouse grounds after an individual who stated he was motivated by what the flag represents to him murdered 9 individuals in a church has anything to do with the President. Stick with the reality, facts and the real question. This group of hitler youths went there for the sole purpose of inciting a confrontation. If the majority of them who were taught about civil war history somewhere other than the south and were honest they would tell you what the flag stands for. Dividing the country over the right to own human beings as slaves. That is the state right they sought to preserve. Read the Declarations To Secede and for once become educated.

  • [-3] June 30, 2015 at 9:47am

    At the end of the day we are a stronger country because it doesn’t matter what Bill believes, it doesn’t matter what the President believes and it certainly doesn’t matter what the majority of people believe as was the case with desegregation in southern schools. The decision was a clear and correct interpretation of the constitution and Bill Of Rights. Heck I don’t like the gay lifestyle and certainly think civil union is the correct term. But I am adult enough to check my ideology and beliefs at the door, because my opinions, ideology, beliefs and rights end at the tip of the other citizens nose cause that’s where theirs begin. And it you don’t understand that and don’t accept it as the bedrock of the tenants on which this country was founded then you really should consider leaving because you never really were an american.

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  • [-5] June 30, 2015 at 9:37am

    Geez who do they think they are the Puritans and have traveled back to Salem. I mean its not like a group of professed christians would behead or even burn someone because they considered them a witch.

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