User Profile: JRook

JRook

Member Since: March 16, 2011

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  • [-4] November 20, 2014 at 5:43pm

    “May’s Facebook page shows he posted mostly Bible verses and links to conspiracy theories about the government reading people’s minds.” Come on that alone doesn’t make him crazy. Its not like he said members of congress should be investigated for being anti-american or is being investigated for ethical and criminal wrongdoings.

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  • [-1] November 20, 2014 at 5:36pm

    And I guess all the farmers, ranchers and sweat shops that exploit these illegal workers are all headed by non-whites also. If your really serious about immigration then let’s go after the farmers, ranchers, nurseries, landscapers, sweatshop owners etc. who exploit lure them here and exploit them. Pretty sure not too many of them pay much payroll taxes, workers comp for them either.

  • [-3] November 20, 2014 at 5:32pm

    bigdog, its called multi-tasking and trust me there is no need to focus 100% in order to steer the discussion towards reality and rational thought, given the short supply.

  • [-2] November 20, 2014 at 5:31pm

    Do you all not realize that there are a rather large number of private company funded lobbyists that are pushing for amnesty and less enforcement? Which is why neither party is moving on enforcing our current immigration laws. We don’t need illegal immigrants to work the fields. The large corporate farms should be placed into a economic situation where they have to pay a fair wage to farm workers based on the results of a free and not corrupted labor market. As for AvengerK… not reading and ignoring the reality of my comment is merely par for the course. And spare me the childlike name games. Or are they merely a replacement for making a substantive point. And bigdog… fear not my businesses are doing fine, including the newly formed one with a group in Dubai, but I’m sure you find that objectionable.

  • [6] November 20, 2014 at 5:14pm

    Unfortunately the reality is….In 1637 near present day Groton, Connecticut, over 700 men, women and children of the Pequot Tribe had gathered for their annual Green Corn Festival which is our Thanksgiving celebration. In the predawn hours the sleeping Indians were surrounded by English and Dutch mercenaries who ordered them to come outside. Those who came out were shot or clubbed to death while the terrified women and children who huddled inside the longhouse were burned alive. The next day the governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony declared “A Day Of Thanksgiving” because 700 unarmed men, women and children had been murdered.

    Cheered by their “victory”, the brave colonists and their Indian allies attacked village after village. Women and children over 14 were sold into slavery while the rest were murdered. Boats loaded with a many as 500 slaves regularly left the ports of New England. Bounties were paid for Indian scalps to encourage as many deaths as possible.

    Following an especially successful raid against the Pequot in what is now Stamford, Connecticut, the churches announced a second day of “thanksgiving” to celebrate victory over the heathen savages. During the feasting, the hacked off heads of Natives were kicked through the streets like soccer balls. Even the friendly Wampanoag did not escape the madness. Their chief was beheaded, and his head impaled on a pole in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Please prove this wrong or acknowledge it.

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  • November 20, 2014 at 5:06pm

    Hold the Line, Yes that would make great sense to have prisoners perform the same work in the prisons they used to, except privatization has replaced that with low level, underpaid workers to allow the companies to make a profit off of a public function. And the profit is not garnered from real efficiencies, it is garnered by lowering wages and withholding benefits. Kind of like when privates in the army that were serving food in Iraq were replaced by private contractor employees that were paid at 3 times the cost. Take a look at the selling of Iraq to recognize how billions of $$ was funneled to private companies who in many instance defrauded the government. One that had a very close relationship with Mr. Cheney. A significantly higher amount of money than was every invested in alternative energy companies. But hey we don’t want such comparisons because they don’t fit with the narrative, Right?

  • November 20, 2014 at 5:01pm

    “According to an article last month on the website AlterNet, Salt Lake City about a decade ago found it was spending $20,000 per year, on average, for each homeless resident. Up to $40 million a year was spent in 2005 on arrests, time spent in jail, emergencies and shelters. Then, AlterNet reported, the city tried a program that allowed them to spend less than $8,000 on each person, giving them an apartment and other case services. By 2013, the program had helped reduce chronic homelessness by more than 70 percent and city spending on the issue dropped to $9.6 million.” You see rational based public policy saves money and improves the lives of everyone in the community, including those who’s actions increase the rate of homelessness. Which is why placing individuals in jail for minor offenses is both unjustified and bad public policy.

  • November 20, 2014 at 4:57pm

    Ok obviously a ridiculous interpretation of events and he is clearly seems like a typical young kid using his imagination and they are typical young girls who overreact to his gesture. Now let’s see how many individuals here make similarly rash and unfounded assertions relative to liberals and progressives without knowing anything about the makeup of the school board and political position of the principal. But then again, everything you need to know about people you learned on the playground. Because very few individuals every seem to really grow up and act like an adult. For example take some time tomorrow to examine how many of the individuals, including yourself, comply with the relatively easy to follow Golden Rule. Because at the end of the day, if just that was adhered to by the majority of adults, life would be significantly better for all.

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  • [2] November 20, 2014 at 4:50pm

    “warned in 2009 that the program to secretly collect American phone records wasn’t providing enough intelligence to justify the backlash it would cause if revealed” Which of course means for those who are not date challenged that the program was conceived and implemented by those great defenders of civil liberties and privacy, GW Bush and Cheney. NEXT.

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  • [-12] November 20, 2014 at 4:48pm

    And what part of not enforcing our immigration policy by Presidents dating back to Nixon that has resulted in 12 million+ illegals do you not get. Complain all you want, but be honest enough to admit that these 12 million+ illegal immigrants, all of who should be sent back to their home country yesterday, did not arrive here in the past 6 years. Or is honesty another character trait that is colored by blind ideology and beliefs?

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  • [-2] November 20, 2014 at 4:43pm

    @brigot… Free speech does not mean you can interrupt a school event by preaching loudly. Would you similarly support and individual at the same event making offensive statements at a volume that interrupted the event and took advantage of a captured audience who merely came to the event. Because there is nothing about free speech that is dependent on what is being said with the exception of statements that might cause a panic like yelling fire. It’s great that he has a deep personal relationship with JC. He should keep it that way. Frankly, he comes across as being a disturbed individual and perhaps the school should merely look the other way and let the kids take care of it.

  • [-3] November 20, 2014 at 4:39pm

    “Then, Leal appeared at an evening event in October, loudly preaching to students and handing out tracts.approached by the principal during the school-sanctioned event and asked to stop; when he declined, the police were called to stop the “substantial disruption.” Sounds like a pretty open and shut case of willful disregard for authority and the purpose of the event. Hey, its great that he has a strong faith and he should seek to attend the seminary upon graduation. But passing out literature and preaching to students that would be regarded as a captured audience who didn’t come to the event to hear his preaching is offensive to say the least. How is he any different from the nut cases that walk around the subway stations and public forums yelling out bible verses and pronouncing god’s will. But hey he was successful in getting his 15 minutes of fame from a biased forum that slanted the story in his favor as much as possible.

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  • [-7] November 20, 2014 at 4:30pm

    don’t see a lot of discussion regarding the bags wind in the house who have not moved on an immigration bill for 40+ years and actually have one that was passed in the House they could act on. When is GB and you people start moving from your complicit stance of taking any and all actions that make the President look bad, to demanding that members of congress deal with immigration. So no need to wonder how stupid the members of the house must think or know you are.

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  • [2] November 20, 2014 at 4:24pm

    Exactly, “The majority ruled in the most recent case that offering prayers is constitutional so long as government officials make an effort to be inclusive of all faiths.” No surprise ruling here and certainly not what the plaintiff’s are really looking for.

  • [-6] November 20, 2014 at 4:20pm

    So it was god who placed the shooter there and god who decided who would get shot, which bullet would strike the books and which bullets would strike and injure the others. Great belief, but nothing more than a wonderful belief based story.

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  • [-3] November 20, 2014 at 4:14pm

    Ah one of the graduates of the M. Bachmann school of symbolic and nonsensical leadership.

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  • [-7] November 20, 2014 at 4:12pm

    Good point except you can’t replace the definition with one of you own and thus make a none point. Amnesty would mean they were given citizenship which is not occurring. So how’s about we discuss the real issue which is Congress not acting on immigration for the past 20 + years. And of course most here would like the decision referenced where the outcome benefited Chevron over the enivronmentalist group. And again, please take some time to study the record setting number of executive actions taken by Reagan, a number which still far exceeds the PRESIDENT. Are you well versed on all of those executive actions or would you simply agree with them because of it was Reagan. And you wonder why more and more people are voting independent. There is never a good reason to supplant rational thought and actions with blind ideology and beliefs. In this case I like the idea that the Presdient is challenging Congress to do their job and take action on legislation. The Senate passed a bill and surprise Boehner blocked it in the house. Can’t wait to see the economic, environmental and social policy mess the House creates over the next two years, assuming they actually do something.

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  • November 20, 2014 at 10:55am

    @Zapp…. try to remember you trying to educate low the low information crowd who rely on Rush, GB and fox news as their primary sources.

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  • November 20, 2014 at 10:53am

    @woodyee… Ok you really don’t think providing a legal framework to provide options to terminally ill individuals is the same as the Sarah Palin death panels which of course never have, don’t and never will exist. @sarsfield… No sir you cannot change the context to make an uniformed and frankly ignorant assertion. SHE was provide with the legal framework to make a decision regarding how she would face her certain death. How is what she did any different from an individual who is diagnosed with a treatable cancer and chooses not to go through treatment, or in the case of a growing number of citizens in the US, have inadequate health insurance coverage and inadequate resources to pay for treatment. Seriously, go to your local hospital and find out who is dying prematurely and why? So you would advocate that individuals who can be treated for their terminal illness be force to receive treatment. How is it not the sign of a small mind that individuals can’t accept the concept of Free Choice by individuals…… or is it too close to Pro Choice. Individuals, some of them better christians than most here, make CHOICES about medical care that shorten their life everyday. Your problem is simply that their choices don’t agree with or promote your beliefs.

  • [-1] November 20, 2014 at 10:44am

    Ok champ there are no such thing as death panels, despite what you heard from the galacticly stupid Sara Palin. Medicare has had since its inception in the 1960′s and advisory panel that decide when medical treatments, drugs and procedures were deemed to be adequately proven to not warrant the term experimental. Medical treatments, drugs and procedures that were deemed experimental were not covered until that status was changed. And by the way virtually all private medical insurances have the same types of advisory boards. Or did you not follow GB story about his experimental treatments not being covered by his health insurance. Seriously, you need to get educated about what you are talking about and stop resting on blind ideology and beliefs.

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