This was inevitable after the disastrous Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United. Now that corporations are considered people expect more of this.
September 30, 2013 at 3:05am
Cruz isn’t going to run. While he may have verbally denounced his Canadian citizenship, he has yet to put actions to his words and filed any paperwork making it legal. Given the time it takes to do that and have it processed and approved, he just doesn’t have the time. But, in the mean time, he will be raking in tons of cash from his donors. If I were you, I wouldn’t give him a dime until the matter is settled.
August 28, 2013 at 11:51am
Two questions, 1) Where did God come from? Hard facts only please! 2) Over recorded history there have been over 2800 known Gods, Idols and Deities of which I assume you believe in only one. What method(s) did you use to determine that the others were not the “one and true God” and did you apply that same methodology when examining yours?
Yeah, it's funny how Creationists put down atheists for supposedly believing (which they don't necessarily) that the currently extant universe came from "nothing" when that's EXACTLY what the Creationists believe, with the addendum of 'god.' There was nothing, then "poof"--"god did it!
March 15, 2013 at 11:06am
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
How does the Constitution protect the establishment of religion when it quite directly prohibits it?
JB, you hit the nail on the head. What most here don’t understand is that this is OUR first amendment right! You may not agree with their message or their cause but they have every right to peacefully demonstrate. Sitting in a line with arms locked and legs crossed seems pretty peaceful to me, and if these cops (paramilitary force) was so worried about the crowd, then why didn’t they pepper spray them instead of the few sitting on the ground? For the rest of you, you may decry them now but tomorrow when you want to stand up for your right and get a face full of pepper spray, will you still think the police did the right thing?
November 7, 2011 at 11:27pm
The basic lack of understanding concerning the fractional reserve banking system displayed by some here is simply incomprehensible! May I suggest reading Modern Money Mechanic’s https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnx0em1jaW5jaXxneDo0N2YyOTJkMmFlMTIzMzg1&pli=1 published by The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago! Pay particular attention to how the money supply is “expanded”. In short, if you deposit $1,000 in the bank, that bank can then loan out up to 9 times that amount. So even though the bank may only have $1,000 cash on hand it now has $10,000 on its balance sheet. So if you go into that bank and take your money out, the bank in turn must now call in the loan(s) it made using your money as its base. This is typical of all major banks. Now consider the state of US banks today, stretched to their limits by the recession, housing bubble, CDO’s and the like and you begin to see the problem. Now take $4.5 billion of customer deposits out in one weekend (which will only increase as time goes on). For anyone following along, that’s $40.5 billion in loans that must be called in (that is of course the banks where stretched to their limit, which today most are). The truth is, the banks are terrified! With good reason!
August 19, 2011 at 2:04am
“The United States of America have exhibited, perhaps, the first example of governments erected on the simple principles of nature; and if men are now sufficiently enlightened to disabuse themselves of artifice, imposture, hypocrisy, and superstition, they will consider this event as an era in their history. Although the detail of the formation of the American governments is at present little known or regarded either in Europe or in America, it may hereafter become an object of curiosity. It will never be pretended that any persons employed in that service had interviews with the gods, or were in any degree under the influence of Heaven, more than those at work upon ships or houses, or laboring in merchandise or agriculture; it will forever be acknowledged that these governments were contrived merely by the use of reason and the senses.”
“As I understand the Christian religion, it was, and is, a revelation. But how has it happened that millions of fables, tales, legends, have been blended with both Jewish and Christian revelation that have made them the most bloody religion that ever existed?”
August 19, 2011 at 2:03am
“Of all the animosities which have existed among mankind, those which are caused by a difference of sentiments in religion appear to be the most inveterate and distressing, and ought to be deprecated. I was in hopes that the enlightened and liberal policy, which has marked the present age, would at least have reconciled Christians of every denomination so far that we should never again see the religious disputes carried to such a pitch as to endanger the peace of society.”
“The faith you mention has doubtless its use in the world. I do not desire to see it diminished, nor would I desire to lessen it in any way; but I wish it were more productive of good works than I have generally seen it. I mean real good works, works of kindness, charity, mercy, and public spirit, not holy-day keeping, sermon-hearing, and reading, performing church ceremonies, or making long prayers, filled with flatteries and compliments, despised even by wise men, and much less capable of pleasing the Deity”
August 19, 2011 at 1:22am
“There is scarcely any part of science, or anything in nature, which those imposters and blasphemers of science, called priests, as well Christians as Jews, have not, at some time or other, perverted, or sought to pervert to the purpose of superstition and falsehood.”
“The study of theology, as it stands in Christian churches, is the study of nothing; it is founded on nothing; it rests on nothing; it proceeds by no authorities; it has no data; it can demonstrate nothing and admits of no conclusion.”
“No falsehood is so fatal as that which is made an article of faith.”
“Of all the tyrannies that afflict mankind, tyranny in religion is the worst. Every other species of tyranny is limited to the world we live in, but this attempts a stride beyond the grave and seeks to pursue us into eternity.”
“The Bible: a history of wickedness that has served to corrupt and brutalize mankind.”
Taken from the writings of Thomas Paine, The Age of Reason.
Sorry to disappoint but no! The fact of the matter is the majority of our founders where in fact NOT Christians. Franklin and Jefferson where Deists, Washington harbored a Pantheistic sense, John Adams began a Congregationalist and ended a Unitarian and Hamilton was a lukewarm Anglican for most of his life but embrace a more actively Christian posture after his son died in a duel. The one thing they all had in common was their belief that a man that is ruled by religion would always fall back on his “faith” while ignoring facts. They were driven by science and reasoning seeking truth through evidence and knew religion would contaminate the process. That is why they proclaimed in the first amendment for the need for the separation of church and state. Worship who you will, but keep it out of the decision making process.
August 17, 2011 at 9:41pm
Capitalism at its finest! When you pray at the altar of capitalism, you deserve what you get!
August 10, 2011 at 2:21am
Don’t forget campaign finance reform and close the revolving door for good!
July 26, 2011 at 11:37pm
I believe this is the article which Chet was referring.
Furthermore, Norway’s approach is more about rehabilitation than punishment. Norway has no death sentence and no life sentence yet their crime rate is far below ours.
July 22, 2011 at 3:53pm
And the Koch brothers will keep Republican thugs in politics.
July 22, 2011 at 3:51pm
Can you please provide links backing up the statements you make?
July 19, 2011 at 10:53pm
Typical GOP/Tea Party tactic! Duck, dodge and divert. DUCK responsibility, DODGE culpability and DIVERT blame. By your logic (and I use that term loosely), the left would have had to fabricate evidence which has already sent two NoW execs to prison, forced the two highest ranking officials of Scotland Yard to resign, staged the resignation of several high ranking NoW executives, coerced Rupert into signing an apology and then forced him to run full page ads in every UK newspaper displaying that apology and made him pay for it to boot. They would have also had to talk Rupert into showing up at the house of a thirteen year old murder victim’s family and apologize, pay out millions in damages to those of the phones NoW hacked. All this to bring down Rupert and FOX! Yeah, it’s plausible, NOT!
July 19, 2011 at 1:10pm
Actually, according to the polls, IT”S THE JOBS STUPID!