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termyt

Member Since: February 15, 2011

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  • [22] May 26, 2016 at 8:37am

    At least Trump’s fall back answer is “let the States decide.” That’s the right answer from the Fed’s point of view. The fact that “he doesn’t know yet” is is actual answer is unsettling. There’s no evidence so far the Trump’s going to “let the States decide” anything for themselves, once he makes up his mind.

    The best answer is to let private businesses decide for themselves. Let local governments decide for public rooms in their jurisdiction. If their decisions are poor, they will suffer for it and the free market will sort it all out.

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  • [3] May 25, 2016 at 2:09pm

    That someone isn’t you? Why?

  • [22] May 25, 2016 at 1:24pm

    The people stumping for $15 minimum wages (the people with any actual clout, that is) don’t give a damn about the people earning that wage or the jobs that they have. Many of them will invest in the robots that replace them, all the while saying how awful they are.

    Increasing the minimum wage will raise the cost of living, shrink the middle class downward, and grow the welfare state. That’s what they want – more power to the central government.

  • [11] May 25, 2016 at 10:46am

    “This is like a high school kid complaining that he got a Lexus instead of a Lamborghini.”

    Was he told it was a Lamborghini? Did his pop, to garner favor and seem more generous, tell the neighborhood he got his kid a Lamborghini? It’s not the end amount that is the issue, it’s the lying about the end amount for the the front-page headline then offering a retraction on the back page weeks later.

    Was Trump mislead about the amount or did he know all along?

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  • [1] May 24, 2016 at 7:43pm

    Because I don’t buy into “end of the world is nigh” prophecy, I hate my parents? My mother seems like such a nice woman, too. She’ll be devastated.

    WWII was 70 years ago. That’s 3.5 generations born since it ended – Boomers, Gen X, and Millennials, and now Millennials are starting to have kids. Last I checked, we weren’t living 120 years anymore.

  • [19] May 24, 2016 at 1:01pm

    Every generation has seen these signs. WWII was just about a dead ringer for most of them. The world is still here.

    The point is, it doesn’t matter. What does matter is your own life and how you live it. In this way, your generation is the last – for you. We will each die and rarely do we get a clue as to when. Be prepared. Regardless of when the World itself ends, you, yourself will certainly end before too long. That’s the end you need to be concerned with.

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  • [3] May 23, 2016 at 12:55pm

    Wear the uniform appropriate for the event and your position therein.

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  • [17] May 23, 2016 at 10:25am

    I’m no expert in Canadian law, but I’m pretty sure it is already illegal there to commit or encourage acts of violence against anyone there.

    I’m not sure how making it illegal to talk about the issues is going to help anyone.

  • May 23, 2016 at 10:21am

    Vietnam has come a long way since the war. They are exploring greater freedoms now – seems like they are where South Korea was circa the end of the Korean War in terms of individual liberty.

    I’m not sure if we should start selling weapons to them, but I hope it encourages continued reform. Time will tell. South Korea has greater influence on them than we do.

  • [11] May 20, 2016 at 11:06pm

    “We have your house keys, send us your address.”

    Not dispelling those blond stereotypes, are we, Ms Leahy?

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  • [8] May 20, 2016 at 12:15pm

    Ah, government. Oh many different ways can we count the answers to a “yes or no” question?

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  • [29] May 19, 2016 at 1:19pm

    Good move, Oklahoma. Human life is worth protecting no matter how it came about.

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  • [15] May 18, 2016 at 12:28pm

    Well, the good news is he won’t be able to replace that gun because he can’t check the “no” box for being wanted for a felony. Breath easier, everyone.

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  • [3] May 18, 2016 at 11:54am

    The bottom line for me is that the guilty deserve to be punished. More often than not, we can’t be certain beyond even an unreasonable doubt who committed the crime, so we weigh the evidence and attempt to dispel the reasonable doubts before convicting and punishing.

    When you know beyond certainty that a person is guilty, but seek to get them acquitted, you are not pursuing justice. I’m not saying that it should be illegal to defend the guilty or that those who do should be punished by the state, just saying that anyone who helps the guilty go free is a terrible person.

  • May 18, 2016 at 11:48am

    It’s hard to even imagine what I would do or want to do if that happened to me – especially if I was willfully framed as opposed to some persecutor just getting the evidence wrong.

    I’d like to think I could forgive a mistake. I hope I could forgive willful wrong-doing. I hope I never find out.

  • [10] May 18, 2016 at 10:13am

    There is not a shadow of doubt in my mind that knowingly aiding the guilty in getting away without punishment or restitution is not only immoral, it is down-right evil.

    Everyone is entitled to a defense because we must be sure they are, in fact, guilty, before punishing them. It is indeed better that a guilty person avoid punishment than an innocent be punished, but that does not relieve anyone of their duty to truth and justice.

    There is certainly a place for mercy, as well, where the guilty are not punished. But mercy is for the repentant, not those who deny their wrong-doing.

  • [318] May 18, 2016 at 9:45am

    “Our system of justice is based on the theory that we hope and pray that innocent people are never convicted, and the price we pay is that guilty people sometimes do and will go free.”

    That is our system and how it MUST operate if we are to be free of tyranny.

    But any person who knowingly helps the guilty go free be DAMNED.

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  • [21] May 16, 2016 at 11:04pm

    I got no opinion on Krystal, but, um, yeah, Conservatives like free trade. Free, open markets are what drive innovation that improves our lives and generates wealth. What “hurts the American worker” most is unwarranted government interference to force us to buy goods at too high a price with too little competition. With protectionist government in place, wealth creation stagnates and we get inflation leading to lower living standards for those American workers you would seem to champion.

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  • [2] May 16, 2016 at 12:27pm

    It should be, but we live in a country where men are free to enter women’s locker rooms, but it’s evil to say “oriental.” (Just got back from a trip to Japan and Korea – guess which word was plastered everywhere.)

  • [8] May 16, 2016 at 11:25am

    We’re toast. Exec and Leg branches threw the Constitution away decades ago. Now the Supreme Court will also. Very unlikely a true Conservative slips in now.

    What does the Constitution mean to us if the government simply decides not to honor it?

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