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Posts by Wuli

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  • More Defections of ‘Vetted Moderate’ Free Syrian Army Rebels to ISIS

    11/24/2014 8:06:58 AM PST · 6 of 10
    Wuli to SeekAndFind

    It was reported back in May that advocates and representatives for the “Syrian opposition” in Europe were admitting that at least 60% of it was composed of members or followers of the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood and, to my eyes, they differ from ISIS ONLY on means, not on aims.

    THAT has made switching camps from one opposition brand to another more expected than the western supporters of the “Syrian opposition” have been willing to admit.

  • CHUCK HAGEL FIRING: TWO WRONGS DON'T MAKE A RIGHT

    11/24/2014 7:59:05 AM PST · 7 of 77
    Wuli to SeekAndFind

    Hagel was always a foil. The DOD policies were set IN the White House and Hagel was grateful for the opportunity to play the charade. Now that act has run aground and someone who LOOKS more aggressive is needed for the more aggressive LOOK Obama wants now. This is all no joke. The lower level DIA people told Congress and told Obama’s people that ISIS was no joke and a threat, but Obama (and Clapper), NOT Hagel, said no, they’re a JV team.

    So, from the Obama WH it’s “O.K. Chuck, we did not listen to your people, but now you’ll have to take the fall for that.” Pity Hagel? No. He was in over his head and out of his element all along.

  • After Obama's immigration announcement, Dems challenge GOP to respond

    11/23/2014 11:44:38 AM PST · 10 of 28
    Wuli to Tailgunner Joe

    The Democrats, in their response to GOP objections to Obama’s actions are behaving with every bit as much treasonous disrespect for the Constitution as Obama. It is not relevant whether or not the GOP passes any so-called “immigration reform” legislation or not. The point is, the matter of Constitutional law is that with or without any so-called “immigration reform” legislation Obama does not have the authority to legislate United States law unilaterally.

    Notice too that Obama’s action has very little to do with true immigration reform, it is merely about amnesty. It exposes the agenda the Democrats have had all along - they have obstructed immigration reform, they have held it hostage to amnesty because amnesty is all they really had on their immigration agenda.

  • Network TV Blackout on Obama’s Amnesty Address:

    11/20/2014 12:09:25 PM PST · 37 of 44
    Wuli to Sons of Union Vets

    I don’t know who is more treasonous, the dictator, or the networks that refuse to show the dictator behaving as a dictator, writing the law unilaterally all by himself.

  • Half of those living in Chris Christie’s state want to leave

    11/19/2014 8:40:09 AM PST · 18 of 48
    Wuli to magua

    I will be going too.

  • If Scientists Find a “Gay Gene” Will “Gay” Unborn Babies be Killed in Abortions?

    11/19/2014 8:39:15 AM PST · 13 of 43
    Wuli to Morgana

    While I don’t think there is any “gay gene”, the field of epigenetics is showing that some genes can become active, or become suppressed to the point of being active or being inactive in some way, due to conditions that are encountered.

    Yes, gene’s can be “turned on” or “turned off”, environmentally; so it is not always a given that you either “have a gene or you don’t”, because in some cases a gene is present but dormant - unless some environmental trigger activates it, or some gene that is normally active is dormant, because of a reaction to something.

    Epigenetics is showing that the way genes are used, or not, is more than simply having a particular genome; it is dependent in some cases on more than just having certain genes to start with.

    What would the abortionists say about a “gay gene” if there was one? They’d be the hypocrites that they are. They’d think it was wrong to abort a baby with a “gay gene” but think it O.K. to abort babies for other genetic reasons.

  • Half of those living in Chris Christie’s state want to leave

    11/19/2014 8:22:19 AM PST · 10 of 48
    Wuli to SleeperCatcher

    I wouldn’t put this negative label, about New Jersey, on Chris Christie in particular. Most of his failures in the state are most likely beyond his ability to override or get past legislative and statewide political majorities that are Liberal, whether officially “independent” or Democrat. GOP governor or not (at the moment), New Jersey’s problems are home-grown by its own Liberal majority populace.

  • Michelin Putting Tweel Airless Tire Into Production

    11/18/2014 3:54:36 PM PST · 52 of 52
    Wuli to Idaho_Cowboy

    as I remember reading on this topic last year, tweel designs and materials are not yet ready for automotive highway speeds - too much heat; the kind they cannot tolerate but incur at high speeds

  • DOJ forces online grocer Peapod to make website accessible to disabled

    11/18/2014 3:49:32 PM PST · 79 of 81
    Wuli to Tolerance Sucks Rocks

    “Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, a company cannot exclude, deny service to, segregate or treat differently people who are hearing or vision impaired.”

    Why only hearing and vision impairment, why not hearing, vision & speech impairment, and why not insuring service for quadriplegics with hearing, vision & speech impairment????

    Why just physical disabilities, why not also include a quadriplegic with vision, hearing, speech and mental disabilities?

    Why not just say companies MUST make possible their services to EVERY POSSIBLE person, not matter what it takes to make that possible - “damn the costs, full access ahead”.

  • China Tests Space Weapons As U.S. Pursues Space Disarmament

    11/18/2014 3:30:48 PM PST · 7 of 9
    Wuli to raptor22

    China has declared a space arms race, while Obama has the U.S. ignoring it.

  • Why Adele was Right to Ignore Bob Geldof and Band Aid

    11/18/2014 3:24:06 PM PST · 16 of 41
    Wuli to Cecily

    there is a difference between do gooders and people who actually do good; the former want most to be recognized for “doing good” and the latter could care less who recognizes them or not

  • SHOCKING DISCOVERY: Baby Raped, Sodomized and Killed by Muslim Father

    11/17/2014 7:19:08 AM PST · 12 of 69
    Wuli to Blood of Tyrants

    Sometimes, with some stories, it makes you feel that firing squads should still apply for some capital offenses.

    I know even some Christians no longer believe in a literal hell, but then you have situations like what is found in this report and hell-forever can seem appropriate.

  • I'm a Liberal Democrat. I'm Voting for Rand Paul in 2016. Here Is Why.

    11/17/2014 7:10:44 AM PST · 22 of 30
    Wuli to 2ndDivisionVet

    There is one element that is reflective of how the leading lights on the left have organized no great protests against either any military action by Obama or his imperial sense of “executive authority” - the “antiwar” movement, in every outing its had since the sixties was NEVER truly an antiwar movement, but merely a political movement in true leftist fashion, against “anti-U.S.-imperialism” and anti ANY kind of Conservative U.S. President. Obama gets a pass on anything because he is theirs.

  • GEORGE W. BUSH: This Is Why I Refuse To Criticize Obama

    11/14/2014 1:20:20 PM PST · 156 of 170
    Wuli to SeekAndFind

    As former Presidents, Bush 41 and Bush 43 are class acts compared to Carter and Clinton.

    I can’t go look it up, but not long ago a columnist wrote an article about Truman and his attitude of how former presidents should conduct themselves. He was 180 degrees distant from any Democrat president who followed him, in his attitudes about presidential conduct, in and after their time in office. In that area he was the last Democrat president with class.

  • Will Mike Huckabee Win Presidency in 2016?

    11/14/2014 12:58:55 PM PST · 18 of 47
    Wuli to 2ndDivisionVet

    No Huckabee; No Bush; No Romney; for a start.

    It’s time former politicians retired from elective office, for good, and Americans lose the banana republic mentality of enthusiasm for political dynasties - ALL OF THEM; that includes the Kennedys, Bushes, Clintoons and Cuomos.

    It’s time Americans adopted politicians and policies outside the one-party elitist duopoly of perennially “leading” Dims and GOPers. Its tome for revolutionary laws and policies that duopoly will never adopt because Dim or GOP they have too much vested interest in all things in the status quo.

    Instead of actually challenging “progressive” assumptions altogether, leaders in the GOP have opted simply to “do a better job” at what the progressives want to do.

  • Andrea Mitchell to EPA Chief: How Will You Handle GOP 'Climate Deniers'?

    11/14/2014 7:24:12 AM PST · 13 of 37
    Wuli to rktman

    The “climate deniers” are the global warming crowd. They deny the magnitude of natural climate forces and natural climate cycles as the preeminent drivers of climate and its long term cyclical variability.

  • Sheriff's department files held for ransom by malware

    11/14/2014 7:20:49 AM PST · 8 of 22
    Wuli to Brother Cracker

    A brother of mine got a similar malware program on his home computer. The outift that made the malware even provided contact information and methods of payment needed to have the malware removed. He immediately contacted some tech people he uses sometimes. They said they had heard of that malware before and that Microsoft had been trying “to get” the outfit that makes it. To clean it off of his system, they were able to get all his personal files off and clean, but they had to reinstall Windows and all his programs.

  • GOP used car salesman tops senior W.Va. senator (raise $0 for campaign)

    11/13/2014 7:20:00 AM PST · 17 of 18
    Wuli to 11th_VA

    I imagine coal is the answer, and as much as Obama said he was not on the ballot, he was very much on the ballot.

  • Can someone explain, in plain English, what 'NET NEUTRALITY' means?

    11/13/2014 7:15:01 AM PST · 71 of 94
    Wuli to maineman

    The meaning “net neutrality” is, literally, a provider of Internet services cannot be free to set their own terms, and different terms to different customers for different reasons, the way that companies that want to use those services must be allowed to do with their customers.

    The practical meaning of “net neutrality” is that it is a business model for those businesses that want true free enterprise taken out of the provision Internet services, so that other companies get Internet services controlled, for them, like a public utility. They don’t want the provision of Internet services to have the competitive and profit seeking environment they want for themselves.

  • Obamacare Architect Exposes Progressive Totalitarianism (Gruber article)

    11/13/2014 7:04:48 AM PST · 8 of 22
    Wuli to Jack Hydrazine

    The entire “progressive” agenda is an elitist agenda with pure contempt for the people, which is why all “progressive” solutions are one-time “democratic” acts to establish some permanent set of federal dictators to rule on some issue OUTSIDE of the democratic give and take of the people’s elected representatives in Congress. The people can’t be trusted, they need experts appointed over them.

  • Guardianship of Elderly Parents; Have you had to do this. Experiences & advise welcome.

    11/12/2014 1:18:57 PM PST · 54 of 72
    Wuli to zlala

    I have not directly had to deal with a situation like yours, but I have two sets of close relatives who have.

    In both cases, professional help was needed, as instruction and advise from a professional sometimes gets a more receptive hearing with the elderly, than the same thing coming from their adult children.

  • Hollywood Sex Abuse Film Revealed

    11/12/2014 1:14:18 PM PST · 13 of 35
    Wuli to CharlesOConnell

    It’s not called Hollyweird for nothin.

  • Why the US Sent a C-17 to a Chinese Air Show Despite Concerns Inside the Pentagon

    11/12/2014 7:30:21 AM PST · 10 of 22
    Wuli to huldah1776

    EVERYTHING about Obama is all about show, nothing is about substance.

  • Former Goldman Banker Reveals The Path To The Next Depression And Stock Market Collapse

    11/12/2014 7:25:01 AM PST · 7 of 18
    Wuli to blam

    It was said long ago that the real intentional purpose of the Fed in its means of currency and interest rate manipulation was to tie together the interests of the major banks with the interests of the leaders in the political class.

    Long ago the private major banks were headed by true capitalists. With the establishment of the Federal Reserve they have become the biggest crony capitalists on the planet.

  • Mike Huckabee rebuilds political team with eye on another presidential run

    11/12/2014 7:14:47 AM PST · 34 of 53
    Wuli to C19fan

    No Mike; wake up; do anything you want, other than another run for POTUS. You’d be doing yourself and everyone in the GOP a big favor, by not running.

  • Dem think tank secret email: ‘All hands on deck’ to sell Iran deal to public

    11/12/2014 7:07:30 AM PST · 5 of 29
    Wuli to KeyLargo

    The line “send our country to war” is a straw man argument, because it asks the reader to assume that a U.S.-Tehran war is the only logical result of the lack of an agreement, when, point of fact, many options remain, across the globe, on the table.

    The fact that the salesmen are already being lined up and given their marching orders is more evidence that the administration cares far less about the substance of any deal than merely having the supposed “diplomatic achievement” of making the deal.

    No surprise there, with a POTUS that is all show and no substance.

  • U.S. to Focus on Equity in Assigning of Teachers

    11/11/2014 3:35:59 PM PST · 82 of 89
    Wuli to reaganaut1

    again, “disparate impact” and not negligence or discrimination raises its ugly head

    and if the schools can’t comply, what will Obama tell the governors they have to do? bus kids across the state???

  • Come to the WPLG Facebook Page for The News, Stay for the Abuse

    11/11/2014 3:30:49 PM PST · 12 of 12
    Wuli to SoFloFreeper

    this is news /LOL

  • Anti-American Progressives Cancel Veterans Day Ceremony at School for First Time in 80 Years

    11/11/2014 3:20:19 PM PST · 21 of 23
    Wuli to Impala64ssa

    I did some volunteer work one summer, helping a New Jersey school district get some of it’s classrooms repainted in one of its worst schools, in terms of the physical conditions (I know not what academic standing the school had then or has now).

    One of the areas being repainted included a hallway used by classes in 3rd, 4th and 5th grades. Someone decided to have some classic American literature, in the form of poems, written along the hallway in the area between the tops of the doors and the ceiling.

    At first everything went fine. Then the principal came by to have a look and help out. After looking at the poems, he said he liked the idea but the text of two of the poems (by Walt Whitman I believe) would have to be changed to edit out references in them to guns.

    I was appalled, and told those in charge of the volunteers that I thought changing the words of classic Whitman poems to please any modern sentiments about guns was not an academic exercise but a political one. What got me even madder - and meant I’d never work with that bunch again, was that the leaders of the volunteers agreed with the principal, and apologized for not having thought of changing Whitman’s poem’s themselves. That made them bigger idiots than the principal in my mind. I went to find the principle and rebuke him personally, but he’d already departed.

  • John McCain attacks Ted Cruz in… Salon?

    11/11/2014 3:05:05 PM PST · 24 of 35
    Wuli to 2ndDivisionVet

    McPain never misses an opportunity to ingratiate himself with the Liberal media - any arm of it. He’s like Billary, he loves to be liked or loved, and he has a greater affection for that than any principles. And like Billary he’ll say half truths to ingratiate himself with his audience, particularly when that audience is a representative(s) of the media.

  • Steve Scalise other GOP leaders object to Obama's call for equal access to all Internet providers

    11/10/2014 8:51:46 PM PST · 18 of 34
    Wuli to abb

    Yes, Netflix now wants “Net Neutrality” because its business model needs a telecommunications backbone with free enterprise driven from it, with rules that consider all users “equal”, which is not the case with Netflix itself but is what Netflix wants the backbone providers to have to do.

  • The Ben Carson Factor.We Need A Black American On The 2016 Ticket. All Agreed?

    11/10/2014 8:47:39 PM PST · 141 of 178
    Wuli to Cruz_West_Paul2016

    it can be done and it won’t take rocket science to do it

  • Actress Ellen Barkin: “Fetuses,” “Infants” Not People Because They “Cannot Talk”

    11/10/2014 9:02:03 AM PST · 64 of 78
    Wuli to Morgana

    clearly to ellen the organ known as the uterus is more human than a fetus, even though no adult uterus could exist if it’s “host”, the fetus, died

    the feminists are all about controlling their own uterus and see themselves as hosts to the parasite known as a fetus

    and if a female fetus COULD talk, and take the “feminist” position, it would say it is the future host of a uterus, and why not destroy the uterus before it has a chance to disrupt the future for the fetus

    if the human fetuses could talk, they would seek out all the future feminists in their genes, and abort them within themselves before their own infancy

  • Obama says FCC should reclassify internet as a utility

    11/10/2014 8:39:41 AM PST · 21 of 28
    Wuli to driftdiver

    “In plain English, I’m asking [the FCC] to recognize that for most Americans, the internet has become an essential part of everyday communication and everyday life.”

    So what if it has. So has television, automobiles, super markets and drug stores and many other things. By the dictator’s argument you could classify every industry a public utility.

  • Hillary Clinton: It’s Not Enough to be a Woman, You Have to be Committed to Abortion

    11/10/2014 8:36:56 AM PST · 18 of 27
    Wuli to Morgana

    Billary knows how to speak with words that are intentionally positive news to extremists on the left, because the words serve two purposes.

    They are code words and phrases, such as “expanding rights and opportunities for woman” which Billary KNOWS her designated audience thinks of as including abortion, but they are non-specific enough for, when talking to other audiences, they leave themselves wiggle room out of such commitments.

    Their way of speaking is to ALWAYS speak in half-truths. With half truths they can be lying about something or lying about what they really think.

  • What if They Made it Illegal to Rent Your House?

    11/09/2014 9:45:46 AM PST · 27 of 29
    Wuli to Twotone

    “I’m thinking of all the federal land held in the western states.”

    The solution to the issue of the federal lands held in the western states IS NOT for the federal government to make annual payments to the states for it.

    The solution begins with the admission that the amount of land the federal government controls in the western states is (1) excessive and (2) mostly does not fit the Constitution’s definition of legitimate federal property, which is not merely control for control’s sake but must be serving a public purpose. Claiming mere control is for “the public trust” is a chimera and just another excuse for control. The intent of the foundations was that all legitimate federal property, of any kind, is property BEING PUT TO USE, not merely being held “for posterity”.

    The federal government should be forced to determine what specific parcels of federal land in the west it has, or can and will put to “public use” and mere holding it in the name of the public IS NOT a public use. Then, among the remainder, 1/2 (within each state) should be returned to the states and 1/2 auctioned off, with proceeds helping to pay off some of the national debt.

  • Shocking! CERN may not have discovered elusive Higgs Boson particle after all

    11/09/2014 9:34:02 AM PST · 37 of 40
    Wuli to BenLurkin

    Many working scientists, along with many more science writers and academics chide the public often for - what they claim are - “anti-science” views. What is really going on in the public mind is not a rebuke of science but a rebuke of many scientists, for their own arrogance, their own constantly excessive claims and for tailoring science, and scientific claims to political agendas.

  • Obama says Lynch will carry on equal justice

    11/09/2014 9:25:18 AM PST · 43 of 44
    Wuli to Olog-hai

    OMG!!!! I frankly don’t give a rats ass whether or not a federal prosecutor is a “charming people person”. I can think of lots of other things that would top my list of expectations and that is not one of them.

  • What if They Made it Illegal to Rent Your House?

    11/09/2014 9:14:06 AM PST · 24 of 29
    Wuli to Twotone

    “That re-defining of ‘exempt’ organizations is a terrific idea. It should go for gov’ts as well. :”

    No, we should not charge ourselves taxes. The better “correction” for what you are referring to is greater privatization of some things the government now does.

  • What if They Made it Illegal to Rent Your House?

    11/09/2014 9:12:20 AM PST · 23 of 29
    Wuli to Twotone

    In re: “It should go for gov’ts as well.”

    No; we, the taxpayers, should NOT charge ourselves taxes - which is what “taxing” governmental units on their fees would amount to.

  • Canada, China sign currency deal aimed at boosting trade[Canada dumps dollar]

    11/09/2014 9:08:02 AM PST · 12 of 16
    Wuli to Enlightened1

    No Keystone; Canada said O.K. and is building it’s own east coast bound pipeline with terminals in St John, New Brunswick. Now Canada is looking at Asian trade deals and Obama has not been able to get his Trans-Pacific trade pact off the ground, so Canada goes ahead, again, on its own. I don’t 100% like all the Canadian moves, but with the amateurs working for our WH I understand them.

  • Watch: Chris Matthews Turns Against Obama In Spectacular Fashion

    11/09/2014 9:03:13 AM PST · 58 of 77
    Wuli to IChing

    Well - how come the rest of the Marxist/Progressive/Liberal media isn’t asking for Mathews head and calling him a racist; hasn’t that been their line all along, that all the opposition to Obama is simply racism?

  • 'I'm an American Without Documentation': The Trials of an Undocumented College Student

    11/09/2014 8:54:55 AM PST · 39 of 56
    Wuli to Oldeconomybuyer

    The person who is the subject of the article is NOT “an American” without “documentation”, he a Mexican without “a legal right to be” IN America - a nation that is not his and for which he was never granted legal entry.

    This nation does not owe him “documentation”; he owes it his own chosen trip back to Mexico.

  • What if They Made it Illegal to Rent Your House?

    11/09/2014 8:50:26 AM PST · 20 of 29
    Wuli to Twotone

    “The city responded to concerns over neighborhoods with single-family homes being converted to rental properties catering to college students, which can lead to complaints over parking, noisy parties and other issues.”

    The issues complained about by the we-know-what’s-best-for-your-private-property city officials are issues for public safety officials and one’s they can easily deal with. None of them require what amounts to a taking of private property.

    It would seem that the same city officials complaining about the % of single family houses being rented, have, through restrictive zoning practices, discouraged more multi-unit housing, of the kind that would probably better serve the students.

    Of course, on the other side, they are likely dealing also with the issue that they get no property tax revenue from the colleges (I suspect).

    Frankly I’m for changing the meaning of “tax exempt/non-profit”; that it should be changed to mean any organization that does not charge any fees for it’s services (it exists on donations or membership dues alone). The educational industrial complex has grown arrogant, fat, lazy, extravagant, politically biased and expensive on its “tax exempt” privileges.

  • Will the Gaystapo Demand That Deion Sanders be Fired After His Comments About Michael Sam?

    11/09/2014 8:34:55 AM PST · 22 of 36
    Wuli to Impala64ssa

    On the one hand I don’t support the firing of people for expressing their personal views on social matters, and especially not any social activist agendas to do so, yet on the other hand Constitutional “freedom of speech” is really a mandate against government action blocking our free speech and it is not a legal sanction against us having some say about what we might characterize as “conduct” of those who work for us.

    But lastly, I am of the opinion on free speech that usually defends it, whether I agree with what is said or not. If everyone took that attitude and quit trying to silence opinions they disagree with, it would be a socially much more peaceful nation.

  • Democrats lost the big-money game in midterm election

    11/09/2014 8:14:47 AM PST · 19 of 25
    Wuli to Oldeconomybuyer

    There was an editorial in the WSJ yesterday, with the author’s point being “how little” was spent on the Mid-term election campaigns. His opening reference point was a single major consumer company’s expenditures just for advertizing, which all by itself was many times more than what was spent on dozens of politicians campaigns in 2014.

    His larger point referred to the growth in campaign spending and a study that traced that with the growth in the federal budget - the two forms of increased spending fairly well track in sync with each other.

    And it makes sense. The more the public is asked to “invest” in the government doing things and controlling things, the more political candidates will invest in being the ones who will do the allocating of all the things the government involves itself in.

    If you really want less money in politics, then get the government out of doing and controlling so much.

  • Did Americans get what they want? (apocalyptic barf alert)

    11/08/2014 6:53:41 AM PST · 30 of 31
    Wuli to Dallas59

    What the authors ignored was that in less than two years Obama had already showed his faults in a way that washed out the euphoria of “hope and change”. In 2010, many 2008 Obama supporters did not change so much, but they were disappointed in themselves for having believed in mere “hope and change” with no substance about Obama for why they should. Obama had proved he was not the man they thought he was. His party suffered for it in 2010 and 2012. The GOP would do well to not ignore the fact that we have just had an election that was as much, or more, about voting against someone - Obama - as voting for someone.

  • Hagel Approval Rating Just 26 Percent Among National Security Workers, Troops

    11/08/2014 6:24:56 AM PST · 17 of 25
    Wuli to Kaslin

    Hagel got the job BECAUSE he was soft, and would be a yes man for Obama at the DOD. Everyone in the military knows it.

  • Because of Low Turnout, Sanders Filing Bill to Make Election Day a National Holiday

    11/07/2014 12:13:08 PM PST · 131 of 162
    Wuli to C19fan

    “with the biggest drop-off among minorities and young people.”

    The problem is not the voter, it’s the parties and the candidates.

    The young people and minorities drank the kool aid of “hope and change” and found the results were not good. The Democrats agenda was all ideology with horrible results for the economy. Particularly blacks in some major cities are fed up with the progressive’s government plantation society pitches and rebelling against the party that thinks it owns their vote.

  • Little Girl Screaming ‘Shut Up’ at Street Preacher in ‘Witch City’ Goes Viral

    11/07/2014 12:02:40 PM PST · 28 of 82
    Wuli to Jan_Sobieski

    The language and attitude of the child demonstrates she is not getting good role models or attitude corrections from her parents.