User Profile: JRook


Member Since: March 16, 2011


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  • October 31, 2014 at 11:50am

    “The Koch Brothers are pummeling us spending millions against us” For all the individuals who sadly believe their ideology and beliefs are more important than democracy this is the what has really been wrong with this country for the past 50 years and what has brought us to where we are. Pitifully you actually believe Koch and other wealthy and big corporate donors are doing if for reasons that are consistent with your ideology and beliefs. LOL its all about money….. their money.

  • October 31, 2014 at 10:48am

    @Proverbs – really when was the last time you said anything positive about anybody? But then again when was the last time you actually displayed that you read, understood or lived by the Proverbs? I spent a period of time among one of the most prominent evangelical church communities and found that behind the “symbolic” christian friendliness and concern, they were as arrogant, selfish and immoral as any group of people I have known. And in my book representing that you something you not is the worst offense there is in life. You are what you do, not what you say. And most evangelicals I have met, talk evangelically and act of the world when no one is looking.

  • October 31, 2014 at 10:43am

    “The City of Sioux Falls encourages creativity. This ‘Paint the Plows’ work is created by students. Any message or views expressed are not those of the City or endorsed by the City.” Which is of course consistent with the constitution and what they should have done from the beginning. Of course it is probably much more important that the students involved actually live up to their christian principles, more than just get attention by painting some words on a plow.

  • [-3] October 31, 2014 at 10:38am

    Similar to participating in an illegal war and killing humans for unsubstantiated or illegitimate reasons is not honorable, neither is standing up for your convictions if it means the civil rights afforded to all CITIZENS would be curtailed. It is time for people to realize their religious beliefs are personal beliefs and that the projection of those beliefs across the citizenry, particularly by way of the government is expressly bared within the constitution. Freedom of religion, doesn’t mean freedom of christianity, it means freedom of ALL religions with the recognition of none in terms of consideration of civil rights or how we are governed.

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  • [2] October 31, 2014 at 10:33am

    Adults should always identify there bias regardless of source before they comment on something to validate that their observations and comments may not be based on rational thought. As a person I do not like nor accept the gay lifestyle and feel that civil unions were the appropriate term for their “unions”. But as far as “forcing society to change its laws” and some of the other belief biased comments, they are clearly in contrast to the constitutional rights afforded ALL citizens and no one is forcing the courts to correctly interpret the constitution, particularly with respect to discrimination decisions that have consistently been decided by both liberal and conservative Supreme Courts. And there is perhaps no better indication of when you dealing with children then when they claim those that don’t agree with them are lying, being deceitful or cheating. In this regard individuals like amerigirl are the poster children for self serving, close minded interpretation of the constitution for no other reason then they want to force their beliefs through the same mechanisms. Unfortunately, they fail to realize that their ideology, beliefs and civil rights end at the tip of the other CITIZENS nose, cause that’s where theirs begin. And a citizen exercising their civil rights does not impinge on yours, as your beliefs are solely yours. And by the way these individuals made their own decision that affected their life.

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  • [-8] October 30, 2014 at 12:08pm

    Well how’s about a compete story about the depth of her morality and level of conviction thereof. Did she or did she not have pre-marital sex with her husband or any other men. And before you object I submit that both she and the author brought up the issue of morals and thus is free game.

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  • [-5] October 30, 2014 at 12:04pm

    Ok so where are the comments about selling Apple stock now and getting rid of their Iphones? Frankly, this guys personal life should remain just that and it is only covered by any “news” outlet, even the pseudo ones, because it can be spun to feed their audience some seemingly important message. Which of course are irrelevant in the bigger picture regardless of being positive or negative.

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  • October 30, 2014 at 11:56am

    Respect is earned and in Christie’s case his failed policies and manner of dealing with the public and people has returned to him what he has earned. And that is nothing. He is not Presidential material for the same reason virtually no other Republican governor is. Because he does not respect, represent or work for the people.

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  • [2] October 30, 2014 at 11:53am

    Class with a capital K. Why can’t a guy who seems to be so sure about himself and reality admit that he knew about and probably had a good laugh regarding the bridge delays. A guy so forthright that he blames his $800+ million budget gap on the President rather than his failed policies of cutting taxes. NJ’s story will play itself out in other republican states, such as WI and OH where you have governors who have cut income taxes on the wealthy while shifting taxes to the middle class. For example Christie in OH cut income taxes and covered the lost by reducing school funding by $200 million and raising sales taxes and fees which are regressive by nature. But of course when things appear good through accounting tricks the republican takes full credit, attributing nothing to the President, but when things finally show themselves they cowardly blame shift the blame. And you wonder why they aren’t respected and trusted by independent voters who are the highest information voters.

  • [6] October 30, 2014 at 11:40am

    “she respects them for making the choices they deem proper for their own lives and careers.” This is the adult story here as it shows an individual who doesn’t claim to be special and acknowledges the fundamental right of others to make their own choices and not view or treat them differently based on a projection of her beliefs. Perhaps her example will helop others grow up a bit.

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  • October 30, 2014 at 11:36am

    “While the EPA reports that the air emissions of hydropower is “negligible because no fuels are burned,” it acknowledged that plants around a reservoir can create decay in the lake, resulting in methane emissions.” This has got to be the stupidest post I have ever seen on here and to say the comments are taken out of any real context is to be overly nice. Reservoirs exist to provide sources of drinking water not specifically for hydro power. And the lakes that are produced by way of dams provides both sources of drinking water and hydro power. And it would only be logically that these same plants would ultimately decay and produce methane whether they were in the lake or not. The inference that such methane production would come even remotely close to the cleanest source of carbon fuel energy (natural gas) is beyond absurd. To say such as subject should be presented and discussed by someone who is qualified is blatantly obvious.

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  • [-13] October 29, 2014 at 6:05pm

    Yo Pastels. Better you should brag about Bush’s reckless domestic economic policies and legacy annual deficit of $1.2 trillion he left the President. The federal deficit for 2009 was $1.2 trillion, which was Bush’s last fiscal year. And let’s not forget that $10 trillion of the cumulative federal deficit occurred under Reagan, Bush Sr. and Bush Jr. watch.

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  • [-8] October 29, 2014 at 6:02pm

    Well said BadBob, but you will find that ideological driven ignorance drives the show here, not rational thought and sound economic realities. And your are correct regarding the Fed and it was the Fed’s lack of response that led to the first depression, but underestimating the situation and letting it run its course.

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  • [-13] October 29, 2014 at 5:59pm

    Actually actions like this have to be looked at from the 30,000 foot level not 3,000 feet. The one sided, so called “Free Trade” deals of the 1980′s, concentration of wealth and drop in real wages has place incredible deflationary pressure on the Us economy. And the QE is the only thing that stopped us from collapsing from a cancerous deflationary cycle. If is time to force any and all countries we have a trade agreement with to institute a liveable minimum wage so that their up to now exploited workers can actually afford to buy something from the US. All boats do not rise unless all boats contain enough money to participate in the economy. The US is falling prey to the same issues that has stagnated England’s economy for decades. And concentration of wealth is the number one issue.

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  • [-2] October 29, 2014 at 5:52pm

    Yo Bozo….. given your great example of a good christian post you obviously don’t despise Freedom of Choice on religious grounds.

  • [-5] October 29, 2014 at 5:50pm

    First and foremost the post says nothing about how many species have been studied in this regard which might impact what is “Known” and how misleading the title may well be. Second, the post mentions nothing of the gestation time that such recognition is possible and if it is consistent with Roe v. Wade, then the right of privacy, liberty and self determination would apply more so than your beliefs. To be Pro Choice is to respect and recognize other individuals rights above your own ideology and beliefs. And no fetus and baby are not interchangeable words as they both have temporal definitions. The term baby applies only after birth.

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  • [5] October 29, 2014 at 5:42pm

    What kind of people on the staff here and commenting here are so arrogant and self centered in their ideology and beliefs that they won’t let this woman have some peace and privacy in her last days. How sad a group you are that you use the situation to gain eyeballs for your posts and web site or to promote you own beliefs. Spend half the effort improving your own standing with God.

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  • October 29, 2014 at 11:18am

    you really have to hand to our industry leading for profit tech giants who get beat every day by 16 year olds. Perhaps they should start providing half of the services they over bill the government for.

  • [1] October 29, 2014 at 11:15am

    “61 percent” of women who have abortions are already mothers in an attempt to explain why women who have abortions “ No surprise that Proverbs didn’t read the post once again. As if the 61% is true the conservative republican lie that it is irresponsible, crack head inner city and selfish young professional women is refuted. Not that anyone actually believes the conservative republican lies to begin with.

  • October 29, 2014 at 11:10am

    Great to see GB taking on the big issues of our time. And yes it might have something to do with the sad mom who wears a playboy bunny costume to show off her fake boobs.

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