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  • Moody's downgrades Atlantic City general obligation bonds to junk status

    07/23/2014 3:52:33 PM PDT · 11 of 12
    Wuli to AngelesCrestHighway

    For years after many of the casinos were built, we’d say:

    “Gee, we haven’t been to Atlantic City in a long time, let’s go down there.”

    Then we’d go, and before or by the time we left, we’d say:

    “Why’d we forget how much the experience was not so good last time? Let’s not do this again.”

    And we’d vow not to go again.

    It took a few times of forgetting and breaking our vow before we quit going altogether.

    Atlantic City is now just another government planned and overseen “economic development” project gone bad, as most do.

  • U.N. launches probe into alleged Israeli crimes in Gaza

    07/23/2014 3:42:17 PM PDT · 8 of 14
    Wuli to illiac

    The “war crime” is the Hamas military operations using the entire population of Gaza as human shields.

    It does so NOT because it gives a damn about the civilians in Gaza but because it intentionally wants martyrs to its cause.

  • NJ teen who sued parents obtains restraining order against boyfriend

    07/23/2014 3:39:36 PM PDT · 25 of 32
    Wuli to dynachrome

    it sounds like the jams she’s getting into might stem from problems of her own - like spoiled and immature and demanding;
    no excuse for anyone chocking her but either she’s made serious errors in her choice of a boyfriend and/or at the same time she brings out the worst in him

  • Responding to “Spiritual but Not Religious” Christians

    07/23/2014 11:51:58 AM PDT · 51 of 132
    Wuli to NKP_Vet

    There is a number of straw man arguments the author makes.

    “Over the last several years I have encountered a fair number of Christians who claim they are “spiritual but not religious.” In other words, they do not identify with a particular Christian denomination, using the Bible alone to guide their faith. It’s an ideology that says religious institutions are outdated and unnecessary.”

    and

    “The issue is whether or not one can do this privately, reading only Scripture and coming to their own conclusions on theological matters, or whether one must submit to some authority outside of themselves.”

    The pretense here is people are using ONLY “their own” authority and are not listening to any authority outside their own. In fact, in the area of human guidance non-demominational Christians can be following a number of human “authorities” of one denomination or more as well as theologians and pastors not particularly associated with a single denomination in their writing, AND with the one authority in scripture G-d. All the writer is really complaining about is the non-denominational are not listening to some “authority” he approves of.

    “In Matthew 16:18, Jesus says to the apostle Peter, “you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church.” Catholics believe that in this verse Jesus is bestowing on Peter a position of authority from which the office of the pope is derived. But even if the “spiritual” Christian has problems with this belief, there is no escaping the fact that Christ intended his Church to be both visible and authoritative.”

    And for Christians who do not accept the Roman misinterpretation - formulated to serve the human institution given the emperor’s blessing, and for all non-demominational Christians “authoritative” does not have to conform to a certain denomination and “visible” is the spiritual Church made visible and known by the Christian life of Christian believers, in and out of any denomination.

  • U.S. ally cuts off communications with Obama and seeks new trade outside dollar

    07/23/2014 11:28:39 AM PDT · 34 of 34
    Wuli to JohnKinAK

    The Islamists in Russia’s underbelly of former Soviet States will be happy with Erdongan’s “trojan horse” alliance of convenience with Putin.

  • U.N. Official Cites ‘Strong Possibility’ of War Crimes in Gaza Conflict

    07/23/2014 11:13:09 AM PDT · 19 of 57
    Wuli to lbryce

    The real political crime against humanity is the U.N. Human Rights Commission, a falsely named global political organ led by the undemocratic international political forces that shape its agenda and keep it working as the feckless steward of human rights that it is.

  • Ben Carson Wins Western Conservative Straw Poll (Cruz, Palin, #2 and #3)

    07/22/2014 10:14:08 AM PDT · 19 of 19
    Wuli to Cringing Negativism Network

    Look at those “racist” Tea Party types, defeating the Leftist notion of them as racist, and where is the LameStreamMedia in reporting Carson’s landslide win in the poll? Absent as usual.

  • Hillary's silence is deafening

    07/22/2014 10:01:59 AM PDT · 17 of 23
    Wuli to jazusamo

    Like her job at State, Hillary remains an actor on the political stage without substance and adorned in photo ops as all the evidence of how great she is.

  • GLAAD Study Finds Lack Of LGBT Images, Offensive Content In Films From 7 Studios

    07/22/2014 9:58:55 AM PDT · 23 of 39
    Wuli to TigerClaws

    I’ve had “gays” say the TV industry today, for “gays”, is like the Amos and Andy period must have been for blacks - over represented in stereotypes.

  • Global warming 'pause' was a natural fluctuation, scientists say

    07/22/2014 9:54:13 AM PDT · 16 of 50
    Wuli to SeekAndFind

    Someone needs to remind the professor, the “pause” is neither predicted by or meets the models used by the “man made” global warming crowd, AND remind the professor that mere corellation (it is a cycle seen before) also does not explain cause.

    The REAL fact is that the earth climate has been generally warming, with fits and starts, since the end of the last great ice age, and “industrial polution” or not is likely to keep warming no matter what humans do, OR NOT, as natural forces much stronger than human input dictate.

  • Boehner: House Has No Plans to Defund Unconstitutional Acts by Obama

    07/21/2014 1:17:27 PM PDT · 58 of 107
    Wuli to lilyramone

    Boehner is an idiot.

    It is Obama and Harry Reid that need and rely on the House of Representatives, for money, not the other way around.

    That makes the power of the purse more direct, immediate and powerful than the political stunt of “suing the President” which if not tossed out by SCOTUS will still be laughed at by Obama.

  • Iran balks at Kurdish statehood threats

    07/20/2014 5:04:38 PM PDT · 3 of 7
    Wuli to DeaconBenjamin

    Kurdish independence and American military support for it should have been American policy from 1991 on.

    The Brits were wrong to accede to the Sunni demands for “Iraq” under a Brit-appointed Sunni Hashemite “King” as reward for the Arabs help with the Brits against the Ottoman Turks.

    They helped install perpetual Sunni air of superiorty in Iraq, against the sizeable Shia and Kurd minorities and aided the cause of the sectarian strife that continues today.

  • Megyn Kelly Eviscerates Pro-Abortion John Stewart’s Left-Wing Anti-Hobby Lobby Rant

    07/20/2014 4:40:44 PM PDT · 3 of 7
    Wuli to Morgana

    Kelly, Kelly, Kelly and EVERYONE, yes, point out the facts of what amounts to a chemical abortion, BUT ALSO go to the real Constitutional point that NOTHING in the Hobby Lobby decision prevents a woman from using ANY contraception means she choses - NOTHING.

    NO means of Contraception is made illegal or denied, to anyway.

    What is denied is that people with a conscience against certain types of contraception - that a woman remained legally free and capable of chosing - are not obligated to help her pay for them; but she remains free to pay for them herself or get assistence for them from whomever choses to provide it.

    The “I want an abortion” “rights” of a woman remain in force and the “I don’t want to pay for it” rights of everyone else are finally getting the legal respect THEY deserve.

    The one thing wrong with Hobby Lobby is that it did not go far enough in the direction it went. The “exemption” it agreed to should be a blanket possibility to ANY employer - ANY - who makes a declarartion of conscience of what it can and cannot in good conscience support.

    It takes NOTHING from individuals can legally choose, but it removes the demand that the individual can make someone else pay for it.

    Of course, the broader errror is 100% of the insurance policy mandates in the ACA; they should ALL be merely the choice of individuals and their employee.

    Even a “subsidized” payment system for the TRULY poor (way way lower than available under ACA) should not entail any federal demand as to what is covered in the plan the individual applies for. Any such subsidy should have zero to do with the plan an indiviual seeks or its premium, but merely limited to a flat dollar amount based on the individual’s income regardless of what plan they chose. They could chose a “better” plan and pay more of the premium themself or chose a “lesser” plan and keep more of their earnings in their pocket - their choice.

  • Science Proves Natural Law

    07/20/2014 4:11:34 PM PDT · 6 of 12
    Wuli to NYer

    I witnessed the opposite of “empathy” in the play of twin 1-yr to 18 month old (they were still only crawling) sisters, not so many years ago.

    They had the entire apartment, minus the bathroom and the kitchen to crawl around in, including a large play area arranged for them on the living room floor.

    Their father and I sat and chatted, glancing from timt to time at the girls.

    At some point, one of the girls had something she apparently liked and had gone off in a corner to play with it. The father and I could hear her babbling happily with the top of her head visible behind the big pillows she had crawled over to her private play place.

    After some minutes went by, the other sister dropped what she was doing and header to where her sister was playing.

    The father and I soon saw her scrambling back over the pillows with something in her hand and her sister crying as loud as you never want to hear a child cry.

    The father did not intervene, we both just watched.

    Within some seconds the crying sister, sobbing a little more softly, climbed over the pillows and craweled toward her sister.

    When the crying sister reached the other one, she attempted to take back the item her sister had taken from here, more than once; to no avail.

    Next, she just sat near her sister, looking straight at her and continued to sob, in varying levels.

    After a minute of that, the sister who had taken the item away from her sister, crawled a little closer to the crying one.

    Then, she held out the item to to crying one.

    The sobbing one reached for it, and guess what?

    Whenever the sobbiing sister reached just close enough to touch the item, the other one withdrew it and clutched it closer to herself.

    She repeated this teasing gesture a few times, and seemed to take delight in seeing her sister’s reaction.

    Finally, apparently tiring of it, “the thief” turned, still clutching the item closely, and crawled away, heading out of the living room and down the long hallway to the bedroom, as her sister continued to wail.

    The whole thing had taken but a few minutes.

    Somewhat stunned at what we witnessed, the father and I looked first at each other and simultaneously asked each other “did you see that”.

    After a couple brief comments between the father and I, the father picked up the crying girl, consoling her and carrying her down the hallway to the bedroom.

    I went to the kitchen to continue preparing a meal, but, yes, it - the incident - was a subject of conversation during the rest of their visit of a few days.

    I think without supervision, kids, even VERY young ones, can choose to be bad. I’ve seen it.

  • Jarrett: We must end pregnancy discrimination

    07/20/2014 3:24:45 PM PDT · 22 of 53
    Wuli to 2ndDivisionVet

    Pregnancy is a choice, generally speaking, that a woman (and her “mate”) make.

    It is also the eventual natural state of a woman in the course of human reproduction, and in that sense it is an “involuntary” possibiity as a part of a woman’s nature.

    And it comes with costs - in time and expenses, to support.

    HOW MUCH of that OUGHT TO BE a woman’s responsibility, and where it affects her time and effectiveness on her employmemt, how much should be born by or assisted by the employer?

    The whole of it should be by agreement between employee and employer, not legal fiat.

    If one accepted Jarrets philosophical argument then you’d have to demand that employers pay for condoms for male employees AND provode them paid time off during the pregnacy of the mother of their child, wife or not.

    Jarret, absolute Marxist as she is, is simply desirous of transferring all parenting responsibilities to the state or as a mandate by the state against employers, making employers mere de facto public utility extensions of the state.

  • Mob burns dog thieves’ motorbikes in northern Vietnam

    07/19/2014 11:41:48 AM PDT · 35 of 35
    Wuli to driftdiver

    “Its not like dogs are hard to breed so is this a sign that food is becoming scare there?”

    No. Dog meat has been popular in Viet Nam for a very long time, and now people have MORE money and are willing to pay more for dog meat, making it a more profitable item to steal as there is no legally, open market for aising dogs for human consumption.

  • Qatar’s ceasefire offer adopts most Hamas demands [Israel]

    07/19/2014 11:34:30 AM PDT · 16 of 23
    Wuli to Star Traveler

    If the title is factually accurate, it does not suprise me one bit.

    I asked yesterday why anyone but an Islamist would seek the participation of the Qatari shieks in any deal.

  • EXCLUSIVE—Source: Charlie Crist’s $100K Nigerian Donor is Member of Shadowy Republican Oil Trader...

    07/19/2014 11:31:30 AM PDT · 6 of 6
    Wuli to SoFloFreeper

    birds of feather, even amoung turncoats

  • Ukrainian millitary escorted B777 until 3 minutes before disappearing

    07/19/2014 11:29:23 AM PDT · 71 of 86
    Wuli to Renfield

    there is no way to vet the source, have to ignore it

  • Islamic State overruns Camp Speicher, routs Iraqi forces

    07/19/2014 11:22:40 AM PDT · 8 of 14
    Wuli to Hojczyk

    Will the Iraqi people run Maliki out of the country? Will Iran step in, formally, to save him? Will the U.S., Turkey, the Kurds all sit on their hands if Iran does?

    Oh what crisis we create when weakness for ourselves we preach!!

  • Golden Rice: GMO "Super Gruel" for the Masses

    07/19/2014 11:18:41 AM PDT · 61 of 102
    Wuli to Renfield

    The GMO-seed sector of Big-AG is really in the fertilzer, herbicide & pesticde business, and the GMO-seed is merely the means for increasing and monopolizing those businesses, and the tradeoff is massively decreasing varieties of the seed-base of the world’s biggest crops.

    The Irish potatoe famine did not happen just because most of Europe experienced a large and broadly spread potatoe blight at the time. The Irish potatoe famine happened because under control of the British colonial system in Ireland, Ireland had become a vast potatoe field for Britain, with more acreage in potatoes than anything else AND under that system they were growing mostly ONE variety-strain of potatoe. Europe was hit with the same potatoe blight, but with diversity of potatoes that Europe outside of Ireland was growing, Europe did not have the famine that Ireland did.

    The tyranny of the experts comes from their convincing everyone that with their technology and expert opinion, they can prevent all our problems from happening again, and as they do they always and arrogantly ignore the conjoining throughout history of the certainty of unforseen circumstances and “murphy’s law”.

    GMO - “the ‘perfect seed/crop’ “ IS about decreasing and monopolizing food crop-seed varieties and the so-called “humanitarian” benefits of GMO are a smokescreen, which will in time, via nature, prodoce food crop calamities never seen before.

    Yes, Conservatives, we believe in “free enterprise”, however only fools believe that the adage “power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely” applies ONLY to the political sphere, and no where else, and the great moral philosopher who championed capitalism, Adam Smith, was no lover of monopolies.

  • What Obama Doesn’t Want You to Know About Immigrants from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala

    07/19/2014 10:41:27 AM PDT · 22 of 25
    Wuli to mgist

    Let me see: Does the U.S. allow unrestricted growing of poppies on its soil? No. But, WE are to blame for Narco-terrorists in Central America, which has democratic governments of its own??

  • Rev. Jesse Jackson petitions Twitter for diversity data

    07/19/2014 10:37:53 AM PDT · 33 of 45
    Wuli to Altura Ct.

    My only point is that as a black Jessie is going on a preaching gig that “society must do something” to increase the participation of “minorities” in technology while “blacks in technology” are not preaching to anyone “in society” to do that, they ARE just doing it on their own, not by preaching to anyone, just doing it.

    Both points of view think more blacks should get involved in the fields of technology, but Jessie’s view is a racist blame on society and the “blacks in technology” view is no, its merely their job to get more blacks involved. And, why should they NOT think so, in as much as “blacks” do represent their families and the communities of people they are closest to, so why should they NOT want to say “hey, look you guys, I’m in the technosphere and you can be too”.

    If you read some of the interviews of some of the enterprenuers, when asked about what is important about what they are doing with their work, most of the answers were about about the work, and just getting out there in their market, not preaching, in their work, “hey, here I am, a ‘black’ guy”.

    Jessie wants to blame a racist society. The “black” links I posted are not preaching racist blame, they’re just changing perceptions on their own by their own work.

  • Obama Fights Back Against Hobby Lobby Fueled Discrimination With LGBT Executive Order

    07/19/2014 10:15:33 AM PDT · 16 of 26
    Wuli to 2ndDivisionVet

    What the idiots on the left do not understand is the Constitutional distinction (between “Hobby Lobby” and Obama’s executive order, is that the Federal Government is not Hobby Lobby and Hobby Lobby is not the Federal Government and one can decide what to do with it’s money without telling the other what to do with it’s money.

  • Lose the Battle, win the War: The Story of Marbury v. Madison

    07/19/2014 10:11:21 AM PDT · 2 of 15
    Wuli to Oldpuppymax

    I wish the article had offered whatever were Marshall’s arguments for why, in his opinion, “section 13 of the Judiciary Act of 1789 had empowered the Court to issue writs of mandamus in such cases, but that this was in violation of the Constitution”.

    From THAT Marshall’s SCOTUS found it lacked the authority to force Jeffereson to issue the commissions, but what was THAT Constitutional argument of Marshall’s regarding section 13 of the Judiciary Act of 1789?????

    Anyone?

  • Rev. Jesse Jackson petitions Twitter for diversity data

    07/19/2014 9:58:10 AM PDT · 20 of 45
    Wuli to 2ndDivisionVet

    Jessie is doing what he knows best, playing the race card,

    while those of his “race” IN technology are doing the real work of “increasing the presence of ‘blacks in technology’” which is by just getting into it, becoming very good at it and making their own name and careers for themselves.

    I actually think, from personal experience, the presence of blacks in technology is simply greater than most people observe.

    here’s three links which make good alternatives to Jessie’s racist approach

    https://www.blacksintechnology.net/

    http://www.businessinsider.com/important-blacks-in-technology-2014-4?op=1

    http://www.blackenterprise.com/tag/blacks-in-technology/

  • 20 Signs The Drought In The Western United States Is Starting To Become Apocalyptic

    07/19/2014 9:38:56 AM PDT · 161 of 167
    Wuli to ckilmer

    “There is a need for flood control on the Mississipi River for a couple months of the year. And there is a dire need for water in Nevada and Arizona as Lake Meade and Lake Powell dry up.”

    No, again.

    Increased Mississippi flood control should be based on a combination of more buy outs of those threatened most by Mississippi floods, where possible, converting the bought out land to public green space that can be allowed to flood, and in areas “above river” of very populous areas most susceptible to flooding, we can again use the power of eminent domain to buy and dig into land to create flood channels and, again, floodable public green space. The rest of any Mississippi flood control improvements should be in improvements of the traditional flood control infrastructure, NOT sending Mississippi water out west.

    Again, for Arizona and Nevada the Guilf of California is close enough for efficient desalinization plants to serve them, and such plants will be a market for the increased domestic supplies of natural gas (which is what Israel uses) and if we contract with the Israelis we can get the U.S. domestic price of desalinization down as well.

    THEN, there will LESS draw on the Colorado for its dwindling supply, which has dwindled because of lower precipitation rates on the western side of the Rockies.

    And who ever told people living in deserts that everyone else had to work to give them water? And who ever told anyone that central California farming should be allowed to suck the land right out from under the valley (Not a mere current problem but a long standing problem, as the image in the link below shows. The measure on the pole shows where the land people stood on was in 1925, 1955, and 1977 - and it has continued dropping ever since). That is not a result of recent droughts, it is a result of human demands humongously greaster than natural supplies. Only west coast desalization on a large scale can help mitigate it, without needing or affecting anyone elses natural supplies.

    Lastly, water rates need to go drastically up across the west, so that water efficiency there is improved by everyone’s need to get their own water costs down, and I admit that the “right” prices will also discourage some of the population growth in the southwest as well, until desalinization can get ramped up a lot. The price mechanism works much better then rationing or draconian local dictates about supply.

    http://ca.water.usgs.gov/projects/central-valley/land-subsidence-monitoring-network.html

  • Clintons Demand $1 Million to Allow Donor’s Kids at Benefit Dinner

    07/18/2014 10:19:39 AM PDT · 10 of 29
    Wuli to PoloSec

    Billary are a couple of low lifes.

  • Hillary: Qatar Could Mediate Peace Process Between Israel and Hamas (VIDEO)

    07/18/2014 10:17:37 AM PDT · 4 of 37
    Wuli to PoloSec

    The Qatari shiekks are doing enough mischievious meddling in the Middle East, in support of Islamists. I would not trust them with anything.

  • Amy Goodman: Border children may not speak English, but they understand hate

    07/18/2014 9:56:21 AM PDT · 21 of 31
    Wuli to moonshinner_09

    “We are experiencing a profound failure of economic globalization and U.S. foreign policy, amplified by failed, stagnant immigration policies here at home.”

    Anyone looking at the numbers of accepted LEGAL immigrants and the nations they come from know that there is NOT “too little” legal immigration to the U.S. from Latin America.

    And the problems in Latin America stem from the predominately democratic choices of the people in Central and South America, not U.S. foreign or domestic policy.

    A proper POTUS would send Vargas packing.

  • 20 Signs The Drought In The Western United States Is Starting To Become Apocalyptic

    07/18/2014 9:40:51 AM PDT · 132 of 167
    Wuli to ckilmer

    “The solution to the drought for the southwest is to strip off the 10-20 feet of Missippi flood waters north of the Ohio river during flood stage March to June and pump them over to south pass in Wyoming. From there the water would roll south to refill Lake Meade and Lake Powell plus make a couple more lakes.”

    This is all a bunch or B.S.

    The way to mitigate the current droughts in the west is to massively build desalinization plants along the west coast, particularly along the California coast.

    Once that build-out is sufficient for relieving west coast drought conditions, add enough plants to quit diverting Colorado River waters to California.

    Then, in agreement with Mexico, build desalinization plants to send water into Arizona and New Mexico, from the Gulf of California, lowering THEIR use of Colorado River water and vastly deepleting underground sources.

    Saudi Arabia is a desert kingdom with no water shortage - desalinization. Israel produces so much fresh water from desalization of sea water that it exports it.

    There is no need to get Mississipi River water to the west.

    The west, with its vast Pacific coastline has plenty of water; it’s in the Pacific Ocean, they just need to go get it instead of building “high speed trains” to no where.

  • 10,000-year-old rock paintings depicting aliens and UFOs found in Chhattisgarh[India]

    07/17/2014 4:08:08 PM PDT · 7 of 72
    Wuli to Theoria

    anything on earth from a long time ago merely resembling how modern people imagine beings from other planets may look can be interpreted as being depictions of such beings even though many local factors and local abilities and local religious beliefs at the time of the paintings could have produced that resemblence while having nothing to do with physical beings from other worlds at all

    modern people should not read too much into such images

    their opinions about them may be more their own imginations than anything else

  • An Enormous Crater Randomly Appeared in Remote Siberia and the World Is Freaking Out

    07/17/2014 3:59:41 PM PDT · 47 of 78
    Wuli to nickcarraway

    whatever the cause (”man made” in some way I suspect) there is way too much regularity and symmetry to the hole and it’s border - to my mind - for a comet or such to be the cause

    who knows

    it might be an an unnamed Russian bomb test crater and the U.S. is saying nothing about it for its own security reasons

  • 20 Signs The Drought In The Western United States Is Starting To Become Apocalyptic

    07/17/2014 3:45:52 PM PDT · 90 of 167
    Wuli to Maudeen

    the drought in California is only “epochal” in that it has been occurring repeatedly in every epoch over the last 10,000 years, sometimes lasting as long as 200 years

    but unfortunately humans do not have 200 year life spans or 200 year memories even, so any change from their lifetime norms seems epochal and apocalyptic

    the entire climate history of California and particularly southern California is long-lasting “wet” and “dry” periods with some periods of “moderation” between them

    in the 1800s the California droughts were so severe in the south of the state that the ranching industry there “dried up”

    the current period of repeated droughts may be a long term continuation of the droughts in the 1800s, with a short “moderate” period between them

  • The President's Profound Statement on the Downed Plane in Ukraine

    07/17/2014 3:34:27 PM PDT · 23 of 32
    Wuli to servo1969

    “It looks like it may be a terrible tragedy.”

    When a slick communicator like Obama uses the term “may be” in that statement, you know that is a smart guy’s actual sentiments and not a well edited and crafted statement made for him by staff. Only an ideologue can imagine how it could be possible for so mamy people to be senslessly killed and it NOT be a tragedy.

  • The Middle East's 30-Years War

    07/17/2014 3:20:32 PM PDT · 4 of 4
    Wuli to Thud

    “Iran’s intervention into Syria’s civil conflict inaugurated a new kind of war in the region, the sort that Richelieu practiced in the 1620s. Iran’s war objectives are not national or territorial in the usual sense; rather, the objective is the war itself, that is, the uprooting and destruction of potentially hostile populations.”

    That is a giant half truth, amounting to a giant Middle East falsehood.

    The first Middle East nations to “intervene” in Syria’s civil conflict were Saudi Arabia and some Gulf States who helped fund, create and kick start the “Syrian opposition”, operating on their own anti-Assad agenda, for Muslim sectatian reasons, and in concert with a U.S. regime change agenda against Assad - an agenda enouraged as necessary by our so called Arab “friends”.

    Yes, Assad had become friends with Iran, as a regional buffer against the likes of the fundamentalist Sunni leaders of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States who view Assad as an apostate. The Assad-Iran friendship was small and containable by the U.S. before the Saudis and the Gulf states helped launch the Sunni Islamist putsch against Assad from which his calls to his Iranian and Russian friends was only logical. If the U.S. really wanted to keep Iranian and Russian military activty in the region small and containable, helping start a civil war in Syria was not the way to do it.

    When you intentionally stir up a hornets nest it is ridiculous to think you deserve sympathy for the hornet’s reaction.

  • Today's Horrific Housing Report Was All About One US Region

    07/17/2014 3:07:02 PM PDT · 6 of 16
    Wuli to Lorianne

    ALL housing is entirely a collective of thounsands of local housing markets, each with their own conditions that “national” statistical trends never entirely reflect and
    because national statistics do not alone spell good or bad for each independent market, they should be ignored and the only government statitics reported should only be ones that are specific to a state, region in a state or locale.

    The rest may be appreciated by nationwide bankers and such, statisticians and economists but not most people, who simply want to know what very specific housing markets are doing.

  • APNewsBreak: Manning to begin gender treatment

    07/17/2014 2:59:26 PM PDT · 10 of 37
    Wuli to Olog-hai

    this is not front page news - who gives a fig??????

  • 10 Cities Where Wages Are Soaring

    07/17/2014 2:55:55 PM PDT · 10 of 12
    Wuli to jsanders2001

    “This should cover cities nationwide. there’s plenty of other reports just like it:”

    No, the article covers no price/cost of living facts for the ten cities with the fastest growing salaries, and it is not possible to extrapolate any cost of living facts for them from the skimpy and largely ancedotal facts about the cities covered in the report you cited. Salaries alone do not a cost of living rise create, when other economic factors, including increased local competition, can mitigate them in some economic sectors, and some sectors, like housing, have factors which can retard or expand prices without regard to salaries.

    Your cost of living claim - specifically for the ten cities with the fastest growing average salaries - seems logical but has no factual legs; so far.

  • Pope Francis: Man is Center of Universe

    07/17/2014 12:05:33 PM PDT · 19 of 23
    Wuli to cleghornboy

    we - who we are as persons, and who we are collectively, are never, even at our best, any more than and only possibly, some mere point of reflection of the center of the Universe - G-d, IF G-d is shining through us, and that is only and always dependent on our relationship with the center of the Universe - G-d, and NOT by virtue of our mere existence

    let’s hope what was reported is another “misinterpretation” of something the Roman Catholic Pope said

  • 10 Cities Where Wages Are Soaring

    07/17/2014 11:58:04 AM PDT · 8 of 12
    Wuli to jsanders2001

    “You show me 10 cities where rpthe wages are soaring and I’ll show you 10 cities where the prices of everything are doing the same...”

    without saying you are wrong, I suggest you search for and find the economic data to support it, regardless of how it seems logical

  • Planned Parenthood Calls Killing a Baby With the Abortion Drug a “Voluntary Miscarriage”

    07/17/2014 11:53:17 AM PDT · 19 of 19
    Wuli to Morgana

    “voluntary” to whom, the woman, O.K. but the child, no.

  • Police apparently drop plan to photograph 17-year-old's genitals

    07/17/2014 11:47:03 AM PDT · 15 of 15
    Wuli to rey

    the real question to me is why is not a private communication, no matter what it is, a private matter between sender and recipient, regardless of age, and ONLY if the recipient objects to the communication and believes the communication was “abusive” then a civil matter, not a criminal matter

    yes - kids should, by law, be protected from lascivious abusive adults, but supid behavior between consenting stupid minors should not reach the criminal level, they should remain a civil matter if their is grounds for an objection about what was communicated

    it seems to me too many parents refuse to take charge of their children and do them a great disservice by not playing a stronger role in vetting, and limiting who their children associate with - they allow their children to play with fire in their associations and then the same parents cry foul when their kid gets burnt

  • Massachusetts Senate Passes Radical Bill Prohibiting Pro-Life Free Speech

    07/17/2014 11:34:08 AM PDT · 11 of 14
    Wuli to Morgana

    either the article or the excerpt fails big time in my book

    in their failure to point out how the new law differs with what the Supreme Court recently ruled against, or how it varies, in law, with what the Supreme Court said was legitimate action that could, constitutionally, curtail “free speech”

    the real important dirt is always in the legal details not in mere opinions of the supposed results of them, which are unsubstantiated without the legal particulars

  • Hamas got rich as Gaza was plunged into poverty

    07/17/2014 11:25:55 AM PDT · 7 of 7
    Wuli to Star Traveler

    What Hamas has done they learned from the all-time mafia-like biggee among the “Palestinians” - Arafat, the Middle East darling of Billary.

  • Tea Party Groups Endorse Challenger In Kansas GOP Primary Contest

    07/17/2014 11:23:07 AM PDT · 8 of 8
    Wuli to cotton1706

    “Wolf’s campaign has focused its attacks on the fact that Roberts has been in Washington since 1981 when he won election to the House.”

    If THAT is the biggest idea Wolf’s supporters are pushing and if that is his biggest focus, I doubt he will improve his standing with the voters enough to defeat Roberts, no matter how much $upport Wolf gets.

    Such an approach does not emphasize what is/might be wrong with Robert’s positions and because it does not do that it - “he’s been there too long”, will not move even Conservative voters enough.

  • Dell layoffs will hit Plano, Texas office

    07/17/2014 11:17:22 AM PDT · 6 of 13
    Wuli to SeekAndFind

    and Microsoft announed layoffs of about 13-18 thousand today

    which Microsoft claims will be largely in its recently acquired Nokia cell phone unit (we’ll see)

    but both actions reflect a decline in “older” and PC-based technologies and the largest tech growth now being in the “smart phone” and tablet area and its continuing to go mostly to the already giants in those areas

    “catch up” costs money and as long as you have revenue it requires dumping the unprofitable and squeezing more profit out of all else you have going - so Dell and Microsoft need to “catch up” and that’s why they both announced layoffs, so more remaining revenue can be invested in newer brighter ideas

  • Kerry slams Hamas for bucking ceasefire with Israel

    07/17/2014 11:02:55 AM PDT · 28 of 28
    Wuli to SJackson

    good for Hamas, showing the idiot Kerry what they are really all about

  • Egyptians Hoping Israel Will Destroy Hamas

    07/17/2014 11:01:14 AM PDT · 10 of 13
    Wuli to Star Traveler

    Some Middle East leaders, seeing the handiwork of their own coddling of “Palestinian” terrorism for years, trickling into support for “Arabists” AND Islamists of all sorts - now in Syria and in Iraq, might be beginning to see that the Arab and/or Islamic purity those interests seek, and have always sought, WILL leave Arab and Muslim interests at war with everyone else in one way or another.

  • Honduran immigrant comes to U.S. illegally to save mother

    07/06/2014 3:30:30 PM PDT · 11 of 23
    Wuli to Viennacon

    The END of the key phrase (Give me your tired, your.......) in the poem dedicated to the statue of Liberty - necessary for understanding it’s full meaning - says: “Yearning to be FREE.”

    The statue and its poem are dedicated to LIBERTY, to FREEDOM NOT, to mere financial advancement. The basis of it is the idea that the best source for human betterment IS LIBERTY.