User Profile: JRook

JRook

Member Since: March 16, 2011

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  • [2] November 26, 2014 at 10:31am

    “The Bank of America settlement requires the bank to contribute $100 million to housing-related organizations, including counseling agencies, “legal aid” organizations and community development “non-profits.” Nothing about this statement tells the banks which housing related organizations to give money to. If in the closed mind of this republican congressman (I realize that is redundant) this equates to liberal community advocacy groups than perhaps he should be asking why there aren’t more conservative housing and community advocacy groups. And how is this different than Bush opening up FEDERAL programs to faith based organizations? I guess you place the money in the organizations that are doing the work. And that means regardless of whether you agree with the type of group or not. I can accept that, but of course being adult and applying the same rational to all groups in all situations doesn’t make for cheap BS politics and creating another ghost conspiracy. How’s about the republicans just get up tomorrow and actually do something other then whine and take the focus off their incredible lack of production.

  • [1] November 26, 2014 at 10:22am

    And by the way that is true free markets which is becoming less correlated with capitalism as large companies use regulations and paid for political candidates to create barriers to entry and limit competition. Or do you believe that not letting Medicare negotiate drug prices is consistent with free markets and capitalism?

  • [1] November 26, 2014 at 10:20am

    @progresive ok how to you attribute large oil suppliers and large oil companies who have clearly suppressed the supply of oil in the past to progressives? OPEC by definition is an oligopoly created by large oil producers and supported by large oil companies. I hope the Saudis drive the price of oil down to $50 where it belongs and the countries that have purposely manipulated supply to corrupt the market get burned. What will be interesting to see is if the large gasoline suppliers will pass along all the savings or take advantage of the situation to maintain total profits by keeping a larger percentage. It will also expose the republican regressive tax policy which traded gasoline excise taxes for lower income taxes on the top income brackets. And I really hope that the oil and gas speculators get driven to bankruptcy.

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  • [2] November 25, 2014 at 5:09pm

    John Lott, head of the Crime Prevention Research Center – do we need to even bother researching this group and who funds it. So this guy is paid to shrill their BS.

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  • [37] November 25, 2014 at 5:02pm

    Yes he is. Let’s hope the owner takes his lead and sends them all tickets to a game and honors them at half time.

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  • [-6] November 25, 2014 at 5:00pm

    Hey check with the cast of A.D. as they purport to be experts in signs from God. I’m thinking this isn’t a good one.

  • [9] November 25, 2014 at 2:11pm

    Can someone explain how an individual who’s function and assignments have been media and public relations earn or reach a rank of Brig. General?

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  • [-5] November 25, 2014 at 2:06pm

    Given how much whining you hear from corporations that the tax rate in the US is too high, I think it should be public knowledge, as it is with public companies, exactly what taxes even sub chapter S corporations pay. Effective tax rate is all that really matters. For example, Exxon receiving $5 billion tax credit every year is more disconcerting than any investments in alternative energy people are concerned about. How’s about just earmarking their tax credit for investments in 21st. century energy technology.

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  • [-2] November 25, 2014 at 2:01pm

    Actually, singling out greed, money, power and corruption by the 1% is perhaps the most accurate he has ever been. Fairly clear that greed, money and power is not what is driving the poor.

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  • [-3] November 25, 2014 at 1:59pm

    “The world is on fire, mostly due to Obama and Soros’s actions taken to destabilize everything they can.” If you serve the Lord, then how is it that you can, at the very least exaggerate, if not outright lie as to what is really going on. So the Koch brothers buying democracy is fine because its funds candidates you support, but anyone who you don’t agree with are the destabilizing forces. And you don’t think that is a convenient assessment? We had inner city riots in the mid 1960′s, but I guess that was because JFK and Johnson destabilized things by acting against segregation and promoting civil rights.

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  • [2] November 25, 2014 at 1:54pm

    “I don’t even know what we stand for anymore, except for money and power and greed and corruption.” The most insightful statement GB has ever made. In 2000 I began making predictions that a majority of the upper middle class and upper class will retire outside of the US for among other reasons to avoid taxes. It will be similar to the white flight from the cities, except it will be on a country wide scale.

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  • [2] November 25, 2014 at 1:48pm

    I’m reminded of the boat off of long island that supposedly was being towed by a great white shark during the release of the second Jaws movie. No reason to think either of these stories would be associated with promoting the series through free media coverage. Nah never happens.

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  • [4] November 25, 2014 at 1:35pm

    Well put and exactly on point. “You can refrigerate breast milk for three to five days and freeze it to keep it fresh even longer.” It appears she wanted time to express breast milk. Depending on the age of the child it could be difficult to wait 10 hours to breast feed or pumping, but not impossible. This is not about the child. It is about her rigid view and her preference. And I would think there was a least a lunch period and perhaps other breaks. She could have managed, but like so many situation we see here, she wants to make it a cause.

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  • [2] November 25, 2014 at 11:46am

    “except for the swelling and redness of his face.” Exactly where is the swelling, redness to the face and bruising? These pics were not taken 5 minutes after the incident. Swelling and bruising should be more apparent if he was in a struggle that led to deadly force.

  • [1] November 25, 2014 at 11:43am

    No it really doesn’t appear that he went through much of a struggle. And if the guy was so big he couldn’t fight back to the point where he needed to shoot and kill him you would think there would be some more dramatic injuries. And the comment that a fractured eye socket would not be visible is silly at best. If you were hit hard enough in the eye socket area to break it there would be more noticeable marks and injuries. These pictures weren’t taken 5 minutes after the incident, so where is the swelling and bruising? Obviously there had to be more evidence than this to justify the use of deadly force.

  • [-6] November 25, 2014 at 11:32am

    Make it as partisan and political as you want. But the bottom line is real and sustaining growth will not occur in the US until the minimum wage and wages in general catch up with 25 years of inflation. That along with enacting macro level policies that slow if not reverse the concentration of wealth, which also reduces consumption spending. Because despite the tried an true, completely incorrect talking point that the wealthy create jobs, it is demand that creates jobs. Large corporations and the wealthy merely invest in meeting increases in demand. Yep simple commons sense econ 101.

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  • [-3] November 25, 2014 at 11:25am

    Your right, which is a good reason for the DOD to stop paying 10 times more than the cost of production for any number of weapons. Look at the selling of Iraq and see how large corporations take advantage of defense spending.

  • [5] November 24, 2014 at 3:24pm

    “that conviction was overturned on the grounds that Hawver’s defense had been so shoddy” Perhaps his incompetence was the primary defense?? Let’s see a followup story about how he is doing financially. No doubt there is a price that would make disbarment an acceptable outcome.

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  • November 24, 2014 at 3:19pm

    Ok let’s move on to something related and relevant. Of course they should go on the trip as it is more in line with the Arts than religion. What is notable to me is this “PTA — which has traditionally funded the trip” Why isn’t the school or the parents funding this trip? It is really sad how schools are having to beg for money and seeing sports teams create their own booster clubs as opposed to supporting the general booster club. Governors who cut school funding are should all get awards for displaying the worst leadership possible. We have schools that have school fees for supplies, athletics, band, the school play, etc. It is embarrassing at best and borders on criminal. All the baby boomers who attended good, well funded schools, enjoyed low college tuition which supported them earning significantly more than their parents refuse to pay it forward. The grandparents and parents in the community didn’t invest well in your education so you could ride around in the latest German or Japanese luxury export. The baby boomers will be remembered in history as the most selfish, self involved generation in the history of man. And frankly it is a welcomed site to see hear and see my children valuing the more important things in life while rejecting the most ignorant statement of all time “The one with the most toys wins”.

  • [11] November 24, 2014 at 3:07pm

    As someone wise once said you can’t fix stupid. Unless you count shooting yourself in the head as fixing it.

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