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Posts by Wuli

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  • California oil spill company slightly downgrades size of pipeline leak

    05/27/2015 1:20:15 PM PDT · 7 of 9
    Wuli to thackney

    With today’s technologies for mitigation and remediation, together with the popular and political sentiment that they be used, will nature recover? Yes. Time to move on.

  • OPINION: Bernie Sanders is Hillary's leftward advance man

    05/27/2015 1:17:05 PM PDT · 16 of 22
    Wuli to SandRat

    Bernie and Ms Warren have the assignments to make Billary APPEAR more “moderate”.

  • We Are All The Duggars

    05/27/2015 1:15:41 PM PDT · 70 of 85
    Wuli to AlaskaErik

    Christians have so much to teach non-Christians about forgiveness and its power.

  • Jeb Bush’s claim that Islamic State ‘didn’t exist when my brother was president’

    05/27/2015 1:14:36 PM PDT · 19 of 20
    Wuli to Oldeconomybuyer

    ISIS was recognized maybe by 2004-5-6, but it was not a major force and by 2008 it was not a force at all, its members having been decimated in the surge and improved Iraqi security.

    Then came Obama and his exit and with him Maliki and how he poisoned sectarian divisions and left many Sunnis feeling like the Iraqi government was not their government just a government by and for Shia.

    Into Obama and Maliki’s failure to sustain all the gains up to 2009 stepped ISIS and others.

    No Jeb, while GWB was in office ISIS did exist, but yes Jeb it was not the threat it is today.

  • Judge Napolitano Says Judicial Slapdowns of Presidential Actions ‘Rare’ in American History

    05/27/2015 1:05:11 PM PDT · 18 of 19
    Wuli to Elderberry

    Napolitano is correct about history, and in some ways I have to blame Congress, for allowing a situation to get to the point where the buck is passed to the courts because they refuse to use their powers and authority to rein in the presidents, including their power to impeach which is not subject to Supreme Court review.

  • George Soros: We Are On The Threshold Of A Third World War

    05/27/2015 1:01:44 PM PDT · 52 of 56
    Wuli to aimhigh

    If so, let’s only hope the world recognizes Soros contributions to it.

  • The glaciers of Mount Everest could shrink dramatically due to global warming, study finds

    05/27/2015 12:58:52 PM PDT · 44 of 49
    Wuli to Oldeconomybuyer

    1. COULD, not WILL.
    2. LIFE writ large on earth will adapt and survive, even humans.

  • Democrats root for Ted Cruz to win Republican nomination (Supposedly fear Jeb Bush)

    05/27/2015 12:56:27 PM PDT · 31 of 39
    Wuli to 2ndDivisionVet

    this story must have been “fed” by the Bush camp

  • Hillary Clinton Tells Voters She’s Listening, and Learning

    05/27/2015 12:55:13 PM PDT · 41 of 42
    Wuli to Oldeconomybuyer

    Billary is in public mnake-over mold, learning how to pretend better at being what and who they are not.

  • EPA's Secret And Costly 'Sue And Settle' Collusion With Environmental Organizations (2013)

    05/27/2015 12:53:42 PM PDT · 12 of 14
    Wuli to dennisw

    We can put an end to this. Strip such agencies of the power to write regulations or enter into settlements that alter regulations, with all “regulations” themselves - the actual “regulations” required to come FROM Congress to the regulators, not from the regulators to be rubber stamped by Congress.

  • Did GOP create ISIS? Why Rand Paul says so

    05/27/2015 12:44:09 PM PDT · 14 of 29
    Wuli to TangledUpInBlue

    They “created” ISIS? Well, actually, no they didn’t. ISIS has existed since at least 2004-5-6 and through many changes in leadership, from strong pre-2003 Islamist terrorists to now it appears to be an Islamist appearing and functioning terrorist outfit actually led and controlled by former Saddam loyalists, who may only be using ultra fundamentalist Islamist behavior for its ability to attract recruits and internally for the internal terror with which it keeps control.

    Yes, I would agree with Paul if what he was saying was only that support for the “Syrian opposition” carried no ability for U.S. people to adequately vet who was getting that support, and into that verification hole fell ISIS (and many others), taking advantage not for “opposition to Assad”, just for itself. But “created ISIS”? No.

    However, if Rand was saying that the “Syrian opposition” as part of a Saudi, Gulf State, Turkey, U.S. and other western supported regime change agenda and it made a “Syrian situation” worse than Assad alone was, by how it led to the security destabilization of Syria and provided fertile ground for all sorts of Islamist radicals to exploit, and recruit & grow. I’d agree with that as well. But “create” ISIS? No.

  • Cruz Catches Obama Covering for Iran...Again

    05/27/2015 12:27:47 PM PDT · 11 of 12
    Wuli to SoConPubbie

    “Previously chronicled at Conservative Review, this administration has taken absurd and dangerous acts over the past two years in order to align with Iran. Earlier this year, Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, omitted any mention of Iran and Hezbollah in the annual assessment of terror threats. Now, the administration is refusing to publish the annual report of Iran’s record on human rights. The report was due on February 25 – nearly 3 months ago - yet they have failed to produce the document.”

    We have been warning folks, for weeks, that the above situation is exactly what legal mandates requiring “verification”, by the chief executive, of certain conditions/situations amount to in practice -zero, zip, zilch, nada. With or without bureaucratic delays they will report whatever fits their diplomatic & foreign policy objectives, not letting important facts or expert opinion to the contrary stand in the way.

    What the Obama administration is already doing with respect to reporting on Iran and its relationships with terrorists, you can be assured they will do with respect to “verifying” the mullahs in Tehran are in compliance with any agreements made with Iran.

  • Senate GOP prepared to replace Obamacare subsidies

    05/26/2015 12:54:01 PM PDT · 53 of 105
    Wuli to GIdget2004

    “the bill would also repeal Obamacare’s individual and employer mandates and insurance coverage requirements”

    the very causes of the high taxpayer costs for many of the subsidies

    minus the mandates, many plans would be offered that would not require the subsidies and would require lower subsidies for people at or below medicaid income levels

  • Gallup: Americans Overestimate Gay Population 6-Fold

    05/24/2015 8:47:56 AM PDT · 27 of 34
    Wuli to Olog-hai

    Given the level of TV and Media outright promotion of “gay”, which is higher than the real representation of “gay” persons in the country, and just how much TV and the media shape popular opinions, it is completely understandable why most people think there are more “gay” people than there actually are.

  • Scott Walker's GOP rips apart local democracy

    05/24/2015 8:35:59 AM PDT · 48 of 53
    Wuli to Cincinatus' Wife

    Are those who are opposing the measure to EXTEND “democracy” to each district served by a board of education really as stupid as they sound. They are trying to argue that area-wide representation is more representative than district-by-district representation, when everyone knows that area-wide representation winds up serving the top one or two districts in the area with the most people, and the expense of equal representation of all the other districts.

    I think no one educated them to understand we have “representative” government using democratic means, and not a “democracy” which is always a tyranny of the majority over everyone else.

  • Obama Shares His Umbrella

    05/19/2015 12:55:04 PM PDT · 5 of 30
    Wuli to smokingfrog

    the sickening media and their adoring fans are fawning over the photos; the oohs and ahhs are as slick and think as honey dripping from a burst open beehive; making all the adoration sickening

  • The Hidden Hand Behind the Islamic State

    05/19/2015 12:49:25 PM PDT · 118 of 165
    Wuli to AnalogReigns

    Obama, adhering to the geopolitical myths Marxists tell themselves, kept to the myth that “the war would end” just because the U.S. withdrew its troops. He even announced that “the end of the war” as what his decisions to pull our troops out would do.

    Of course that myth, being ideological and not factual, ignored just what the whole “war in Iraq” was about - not the end of Saddam, but in post-Saddam Iraq.

    Regardless, Obama, drunk on his life-long Marxist koolaid had his myth to uphold and he stuck to it.

    Now, today (actually since day one we were mostly out) reality keeps exposing the myth for the false reality it represented, and though mistakes were made before 2008, the growth of ISIS was not inevitable, save for Obama and Maliki.


    05/19/2015 12:37:50 PM PDT · 48 of 335
    Wuli to onyx

    I see. Now an alternative view is now a “truthers” view, as if any official or other unofficial view besides the “truthers” view, is false.

    If the 9/11 “truthers” efforts are any judge, the new ones, over the “bikers” case, are likely just as nutty.

  • South China Sea tensions have Filipino leaders hoping the US Navy returns to Subic Bay

    05/19/2015 12:33:36 PM PDT · 35 of 53
    Wuli to Timber Rattler

    If the Philippines had had some real visionary, and yet strong leader, like South Korea had sometimes, the occasion of the U.S. departure would have been grasped as an opportunity for industrialization, like in ship building; with Subic one of the largest deep water ports in Asia, and with the tons of available skilled ship maintenance and repair labor after years of keeping-up the U.S. 7th fleet at its Subic facilities.

    But no; Philippine politicians and business leaders mismanaged Subic’s potential and as a result the role of shipbuilding in the Philippines (which IS growing) is now led by Hanjin of Korea and others from Japan. Shipbuilding in the Philippines is now ahead of Europe, but its leaders are foreign based.

  • Japan Would Attack North Korea To Defend US After Missile Attack, Defense Minister Says

    05/19/2015 12:03:28 PM PDT · 33 of 49
    Wuli to Zhang Fei

    I have only one issue with any claims that Japan might attack North Korea on some “mutual defense” issue with the United States.

    The issue I have is there should be no such effort or even claim there would be such an effort without it taking place within the framework of the U.S.-South Korea joint military command agreements and existing U.S.-South Korea mutual defense agreements.

    For Japan to act unilaterally and not in coordination and cooperation with the U.S.-South Korea mutual defense pact would be a big mistake, and we need to be sure Japan understands that.

    The exception to my concern is of course some event where Japan and Japan alone is attacked by North Korea. Japan need ask no one for permission to retaliate.

  • Spanish-Language News Network Failed to Disclose Clinton Donation, Lobbying Expenditures

    05/19/2015 11:49:49 AM PDT · 20 of 27
    Wuli to Liz

    The Clintons make Juan & Eva, and Ferdinand & Imelda look like pikers in pay-to-play and influence peddling.

  • The Hidden Hand Behind the Islamic State

    05/19/2015 11:46:24 AM PDT · 116 of 165
    Wuli to AnalogReigns

    The issue of de baathification of the military was always a a double-sided argument.

    It is not difficult for the overwhelmingly Sunni Iraqi military officers to point to de baathification as “the heart of the problem” NOW.

    And yet, if the U.S. had NOT agreed to de baathification, the Shia majority and all their militias (and they do represent some 60% of the Iraqi people) were prepared to be quit of their cooperation with the U.S., and that was when the U.S. was still fighting in Iraq on three fronts - against Al Queda, against the remnants of the former Iraqi military still hoping to resurrect Saddam’s regime, and against the sectarian militias fighting the U.S. and each other.

    Without de baathification of the military it cannot be said for certain we would have produced a democratic government of any kind - the Shia leadership would not have supported it. Then what? No one knows.

    So yes we know one of the risks we took with de baathification, but we do not know where we would have gotten to without it either.

    The worst part of de baathification was also carried out in two ways that were sought by the Shia political class; too quickly, and with too much regard for rank (high) as qalifying for dismissal and too little regard for behavior. Maliki then made things worse as prime minister, by making military appointments by choosing cronies over experience.

  • The Supremacist Roots of Muslim 'Grievances'

    05/18/2015 3:12:58 PM PDT · 8 of 8
    Wuli to RoosterRedux

    Too many Muslims, more so in the Middle East than elsewhere, have not yet accepted the lesson - as Christians only accepted after much sectarian fighting of their own, that your ideas and rules of what is blasphemy apply only to those who believe as you do and only as far as they or anyone else is willing to adhere to them. You can believe that they make someone a better person for believing in them, but you cannot make anyone else follow them.

  • A Young Jew’s Journey to Islam

    05/18/2015 3:06:23 PM PDT · 34 of 43
    Wuli to nickcarraway

    Father forgive him for his ignorance.

  • Illinois Public Schools Can Demand Students’ Social Networking Accounts and Passwords at Will

    03/29/2015 8:10:14 AM PDT · 65 of 83
    Wuli to servo1969

    So “educators” have been turned into “social police” regarding what students do off campus, on their own time, in the public realm.

    Some of them can say the act is necessary vis-a-vis “cyber bullying”. Well, if “cyber bulling” is a “crime” then any investigation and adjudication of it belongs with law enforcement, prosecutors and courts, not “educators” and their schools. And, as such, it would require law enforcement to show cause with a judge, to obtain a subpoena to get access to a students personal “social” digital accounts.

    Notice also the educators did not and do not object to becoming a law enforcement arm of the state, in matters that take place outside of the school.

    Whatever happened to parents teaching their children the wise old saying “sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me”, and adding the instruction that other kids that do mean things are to be ignored, not worried about. They, the bullys, are the lesser beings. No. Modern parents allow their kids to get too involved in the virtual world and to take too seriously the quickly passing social phenomena of their teen years.

  • R.I.P. California (1850-2016): What We’ll Lose And Learn From The World’s First Major Water Collapse

    03/29/2015 7:54:47 AM PDT · 64 of 69
    Wuli to wintertime

    The time for California to get on with massive desalinization plant building was a decade or more ago, when the levels in Lake Mead were already dropping, and massive subsidence in the Central Valley was already a fact of life. Yes, they should still do it, but now they will be playing catchup and won’t avoid some of the problems they could now be avoiding. They didn’t want to pay for it then, and they’ll pay more for it now.

  • Eurozone can't survive in current form, says PIMCO

    03/29/2015 7:41:41 AM PDT · 14 of 16
    Wuli to NRx

    the real problem is the surrender of sovereignty to “save” the single currency is not a necessity for the economic well being of the people and nations in the Eurozone, because THAT is much more dependent on OTHER labor and trade decisions they make, and can make individually, than which currency an exchange of goods or services is or is not denominated in.

    The analogy to the U.S. proves the opposite of what the PIMCO guy thinks it does. The states of the United States are NOT all performing either uniformly well, or uniformly bad, just because they all use the same currency. Yes there are national statistics for things like the national GDP, or “unemployment”. They are merely cumulative figures that have summed the figures from all the states. The true health of any state within the United States IS NOT in those cumulative figures, but in the states own performance.

    The Eurozone needed total and complete free trade within it, more than it needed a common currency.

    Contrary to popular belief the common currency did not arise from ANY economic necessity, but precisely because in time it would lead to calls for less sovereign rights in the member states and more power in the hands of EU central planners.

  • With passage blocked, Coast Guard closes Oregon Inlet [NC]

    03/29/2015 7:27:42 AM PDT · 19 of 19
    Wuli to Timber Rattler

    Transfer the corps of engineers budget from the DOD to Homeland Security, under Obama’s current appointees there, and even the Dims will give it more funding. Whether or not it truly needs more funding, or better arrangement of its priorities is another question.

  • R.I.P. California (1850-2016): What We’ll Lose And Learn From The World’s First Major Water Collapse

    03/29/2015 7:15:13 AM PDT · 56 of 69
    Wuli to Beave Meister

    People came to California over the last century thinking it’s climate state was eternal. Historically, over the last 100,000 years, California has waxed and waned between “good” weather and droughts - some lasting 200 years. The current state of affairs, weather wise in California, is not news to the land there.

    What is NEW to the land there is:

    (1) a massive agriculture industry that is O.K. IF/WHEN the weather/climate stays good, and excessive on water consumption when it’s not [the massive subsidence of the land in the central valley due to how much water is pumped out of the ground there is not new to this period of drought, it has been going on for decades, ever since agriculture became such a big industry there];

    and (2) too many concentrations of too many people in the water-poorest parts of the state. If the state were divided in two, the more-water-abundant north, would be charging through the nose for the over-populated water-poor south to get any water from it.

    Agriculture also would take some big hits. It is not sustainable at its present levels under present conditions. That’s just the facts, not a judgement on farms or farmers. And to simply grow it huge again “when times get better” would simply mean a repeat of many water crisis again when a drought returns. Better that the industry shrink now, to something more sustainable, and leave it that. Then there will be more left, underground and in reservoirs to tide everyone over when droughts return.

  • Board overseeing Wisc's for-profit schools fights for its life [EAB looks like a shakedown outfit]

    03/29/2015 5:58:57 AM PDT · 23 of 32
    Wuli to Cincinatus' Wife

    “For-profit colleges have come under growing scrutiny in recent years, accused of aggressive, misleading marketing, selling worthless degrees and leaving students with debts they cannot pay.”

    The Wisconsin EAB apparently thinks Wisconsin post-secondary students are dumb, immature, idiots and neither able nor expected to make responsible adult decisions for themselves, with or without consulting responsible adults in their lives.

    This is more of the “all failures can be prevented” crowd, that thinks YOU are not responsible for the choices YOU make; SOMEONE MUST prevent you from making bad choices, you cannot be held responsible for them.

  • Ist-A-Phobes

    03/29/2015 5:27:15 AM PDT · 7 of 10
    Wuli to Kaslin

    I personally berated the WSJ editors and two of their staff writers for a “report” on the Indiana story.

    They did zero “reporting” on what the law actually says, and what its authors say it means, and filled 90% of the report adding quote after quote of various [ignorant] opponents of the law. I suggested that they were only interested in their readers remaining as ignorant about the law as the activist opponents were.

  • Why Yemen has come undone.

    03/28/2015 3:14:15 PM PDT · 8 of 17
    Wuli to Usagi_yo

    The article is so light on history it’s pathetic.

    The divisions and instability in Yemen has been going on a long time, it’s not new.

    Part of the division has been ethnic - different tribes, and part of it political, but underneath both has always existed the sectarian element - differences between Sunni and Shia.

    Iran’s recent involvement is a big negative, for sure, but its ability to get involved (to have local Yemen groups seeking their support) is a matter of exploiting grievances of the Shia minority against the Sunni majority - some of the grievances legitimate.

    The difference in this era is that in the past Middle East Arab Shia minorities, or politically oppressed Shia majorities, like in the Gulf States and like once was the case in Iraq, did not have a major regional champion, like the mullahs in Iran are behaving as. Of course, in time, many Shia will be sorry they take on the mullah’s in Iran for allies, for the mullahs have no main agenda other than their theocratic dictatorship. “Helping” other Shia muslims is really only about helping themselves, in terms of power.

  • Lights out in Australia as Earth Hour kicks off

    03/28/2015 2:56:48 PM PDT · 35 of 41
    Wuli to Vince Ferrer

    symbolic meaningless acts

  • Pushback on Hillary emails falls short

    03/03/2015 2:14:25 PM PST · 15 of 25
    Wuli to E. Pluribus Unum

    “A pro-Clinton armada of progressive groups led by David Brock – Media Matters For America, American Bridge and Correct The Record – is waging an aggressive effort to dismiss the coverage of Hillary Clinton’s potential violation of federal email requirements as “deceptive.”

    How long before the LameStreamMedia (ABC/CBS/CNN/MSNB/NBC/NPR) accepts the line of march from the Progressive groups and establishes themselves as the de facto virtual-media-wing of the Billary campaingn? We’ll see, won’t we guys.

  • Boehner Caves on Amnesty

    03/03/2015 2:08:45 PM PST · 69 of 119
    Wuli to Regulator

    Everyone is blaming Boehner, but the real blame goes to McConnell.

    When he threw out Harry Reid’s rules, he handed back to Harry Reid the ability to thwart any GOP agenda Obama did not like, making sure, again, that it would not be Obama vetoes demonstrating who was and was not seeking compromise, nor would it be repeated Obama vetoes of spending bills with riders he did not like that would threaten funding the government. No McConell INSURED it would be the House GOP majority, seeking a GOP agenda and GOP priorities that would do that, because McConnell WANTS to lose while playing nice.

  • Cuban: FCC Net Regs Will Spill Over, ‘TV As You Know It Is Over’

    03/03/2015 2:00:04 PM PST · 78 of 78
    Wuli to ReganDude

    Your argument: “You all realize that if there is no Net Neutrality, then Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, and etc. could decide to limit Free Republic baud rate just the same as how they would limit Netflix’s?” is a strawman (not realistic) argument used by net neut advocates to bring in the useful idiots who know nothing of what is really going on.

    Certain giants of Internet content and function arena, very much like being unregulated true free enterprise companies, but all (Google, Netflix, Amazon) have business models that want the companies supplying a service they need (the ISPs) to NOT be unregulated free enterprise companies but to be price-controlled de facto public utilities.

    Why would any ISP seek to “throttle” bandwidth or speeds to or from FreeRepublic? Matter of fact they wouldn’t because a FreeRepublic is like a VW Beetle on the Internet highways, compared to the massive behemoths like a Google, Amazon or Netflix.

  • Cuban: FCC Net Regs Will Spill Over, ‘TV As You Know It Is Over’

    03/03/2015 1:49:59 PM PST · 77 of 78
    Wuli to ReganDude

    If all I am doing is Email and web browsing, and all my company is doing is doing is Email and web browsing, then (a) I nor more customers are requiring the owners of the telecom pipes to push through the huge mountains of data connected with streaming video connected to some of the most profitable advertizing on the net, so why shouldn’t I enjoy better rates at a certain speed than hugely profitable Netflix and its telecom pipe hogging business model.

    Oh - and all the “net neutral” companies, from Netflix to Google to Amazon DO charge different rates to different customers that make special deals for those rates. They like “free enterprise” for themselves but want the services they need price-controlled as a public service.

  • The New Shiite Crescent

    03/03/2015 1:32:12 PM PST · 7 of 7
    Wuli to SJackson

    Unfortunately, some very honest facts hurt the argument that the whole of it is Iran’s fault. Sunnis across the Middle East have in all of modern history, outside of Iran (and until recently including Iraq), dominated the governance of every Middle East regime, even when they have been, or continue to be a minority, which in fact they are in all the sheikdoms of the Gulf States (and even in Saudi Arabia in its richest oil regions) and that dominance has meant political suppression of Shi’ites. If the mullahs in Tehran are currently taking advantage of these facts, they are facts, a gift, handed to them by Sunni leaders and how they have governed.

    However,a caveat to the claims of Iran’s “Islamic” strength in the whole Middle East is that when Egypt, North Africa and Turkey are all considered (in addition to the Saudis and Jordan) - all Sunni dominant nations, all the Shia of the region, including Iran, constitute an outnumbered minority.

  • College Student Banned from Campus for "Looking like Rapist"

    02/19/2015 11:35:58 AM PST · 21 of 45
    Wuli to rightistight

    The issue is one of the opportunities for a reality check on the slippery slope of the extreme feminist view that a man is guilty ONLY because of how he “makes” a woman feel.

    You’d think the feminists, always wanting to portray women as “strong” would acknowledge we are all each of us in charge of our feelings, and our thoughts and thinking on any subject aside, we are responsible for how we react.

    Instead, the feminist twisted logic searching for male guilt actually portrays women as too weak to be in charge of their own feelings.

  • Science and Technology Knowledge Quiz

    02/17/2015 11:23:46 AM PST · 90 of 141
    Wuli to shove_it

    13 out of 13 correct

  • Syrian refugee program called 'back door for jihadists''Barbarians are at the gate,' says...

    02/17/2015 11:10:06 AM PST · 15 of 16
    Wuli to blueyon

    Send them to Qatar, Turkey and Saudi Arabia; that’s where they belong, not the U.S.

  • Diplomat Debunks Obama’s Yemen ‘Success’ Story

    02/17/2015 11:04:16 AM PST · 6 of 6
    Wuli to SJackson

    Civilization needs to start isolating itself from the sources of a virus that attacks civilization. Then those in the isolated areas can start deciding if they are not only going to start combating the virus themselves, but are they also going to quit being co-creators of it by their own fundamentalist religious practices.

  • White House Warns Europe On Greek Showdown ["Warns" Syria, Israel, ISIS, Russia, Egypt, Libya...]

    02/14/2015 11:51:15 AM PST · 18 of 26
    Wuli to Steelfish

    Economic tough love gets an economy through its illness faster BECAUSE it insures the economy is/must take the right steps to correct the imbalances that caused the illness. Trying to merely soften the symptoms and never applying enough strong doses of medicine, provides temporary relief but keeps the illness hanging on longer.

  • The Latest Merger... and the Big Lie of the Obama Recovery

    02/14/2015 11:41:15 AM PST · 10 of 10
    Wuli to jfd1776

    My point was (a) even “statups” need less from an “office supply store” than they did in the past, because of how the “electronic” space has altered the mix of the things and tools every size company uses most and (b) at the base of what an office supply store sells, the retail space has more competition than ever OUTSIDE the office supply stores, and so I do not believe that an improved economy would change, or would have changed the background needs behind the merger.

  • No Murders Reported In NYC For 10 Days Straight

    02/13/2015 12:43:58 PM PST · 37 of 38
    Wuli to Oliviaforever

    wait till it gets warmer

  • The Latest Merger... and the Big Lie of the Obama Recovery

    02/13/2015 12:42:18 PM PST · 8 of 10
    Wuli to jfd1776

    The author entirely misses - does not discuss, MANY supplemental factors.

    1. Are the items in a Staples, Office Depot or Office Max inventory sold ONLY at Staples, Office Depot and Office Max. No. Many other retailers have expanded their offerings, and inventory volume of, items traditionally found mostly at “office supply stores” and now offered by all sorts of retailers, and/or in larger volumes than before.

    2. Did the office supply store industry move into retailing additional lines of business, like computers? Yes. Is the state of that and their place in it what they were when they were at their height? No. Most “computers” are not sold at one of the office supply stores and they have not supplemented that fact by grabbing a big chunk of wireless phone cell sales.

    3. Two words - Internet retailing.

    4. Paper and printing and everything related to them is a shrinking % of making, communicating and saving business and personal communications, and a substantial part of inventory for an “office supply” store.

    Those factors question “the economy is bad” theme as the only logical reason for the merger.

  • A look at who got what in peace deal for eastern Ukraine

    02/12/2015 12:09:45 PM PST · 14 of 22
    Wuli to C19fan

    Putin gets his toehold in eastern Ukraine - held for him by his proxies - legitimated, and that toehold and Ukraine’s energy needs, and his proxies continued push in eastern Ukraine, will show the people of western Europe their leaders are spineless fools. Putin has not been stopped. He’s been given a legal resting period, after which his push against Ukraine and the Baltic states will resume in strength again.

  • Rise of the machines: Study sees robots cutting labor costs 16 pct. (truncated)

    02/12/2015 11:56:20 AM PST · 16 of 17
    Wuli to thackney

    “That is the part where you are mistaken. Just like all the similar claims made in this line for dozens of decades.”

    The charge sounds the same, but in fact the circumstances are not the same, and the structural shift is not the net jobs creator that previous eras of “change” produced.

  • Ted Cruz: Leave same-sex marriage up to the states

    02/11/2015 11:55:50 AM PST · 18 of 26
    Wuli to SoConPubbie

    Cruz is right.

    First: The FEDERAL constitution is mute on marriage, as it was considered at the founding, and should still be considered, a matter that comes under the “rights” left to the states and the people to decide upon; not the Federal government; any of it.

    Second: There is no FEDERAL constitutional amendment that adds “sexual orientation” to the protected classes under the civil war amendments, and without such an amendment the supreme court justices cannot - responsibly - make one up by themselves, and thus there is NOT a federal constitutional basis for same-sex marriage on the same grounds as was previously found for interracial marriage.

  • House Republicans resist call to change course on DHS funding

    02/11/2015 11:36:29 AM PST · 18 of 46
    Wuli to GIdget2004

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