Posts by Wuli

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  • 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

    Harry Reid - if her Senate GOP leader - would get the legislation approved by the Senate with 51 votes, but McConnel thinks he’ll be rewarded in heaven for not playing politics, not fighting for what his party wants, like Harry Reid did. He is dead wrong in thinking he improves the public image of the GOP or his conference in the Senate by playing nice the way the Democrats never do.

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

    02/11/2015 11:31:30 AM PST · 13 of 17
    Wuli to discostu

    Who pays the otherwise bored individuals to pursue some scientific question (another area where big-data, analytical computer programs and their small number of programmers are taking over), or create some art, and why? The glorious “we do”, so that’s by taxes, and where does our income for those taxes come from? Everyone is on the dole?

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

    02/11/2015 11:24:51 AM PST · 12 of 17
    Wuli to thackney

    “Such claims were made with the invention of the harvesting combine and the cotton gin.”

    Both were part of a larger industrial revolution, not isolated things unrelated to that, and the creative destruction of some jobs in that revolution was less than the new kinds of jobs it helped create, which is not the case in this era’s information technology revolution.

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

    02/11/2015 11:20:52 AM PST · 10 of 17
    Wuli to discostu

    “It really depends on how we adjust to the concept of quite simply not needing the majority of people to do any kind of work.”

    Enforced sloth does not a civil human society make, unless the society you envision is, in time, the one the lead character in H.G.Wells ‘Time Machine’ finds at the last point in history he reaches.

  • Shut Up, Because the Crusades-Obama’s new tactic to silence criticism of Islam.

    02/11/2015 11:16:26 AM PST · 47 of 48
    Wuli to SJackson

    In direct response to Obama and his comment

    “Unless we get on our high horse and think that this is unique to some other place..................”,

    Our collective western civilization response is, Mr Obama, call it a high horse if you want to make excuses, but yes, we have risen above those acts you think we must, in our day, feel guilty for and feel so guilty now, after rising above them, that we are to excuse others for continuing to live that way, while we do not?? No, our moral horse does happen to be higher, higher than it once was and higher than the Islamist terrorists and the societies that breed them.

    Yes Mr Obama, we can be and are proud we would not countenance slavery, or an inquisition, or racial or religious prejudice, or the lack of individual freedom of religion, or the lack of separation of church and state, or the joining of religious rules on blasphemy written into secular law, while many of those things ARE sought and practiced by the Islamists. You call it a high horse, but we simply call it progress, and its progress the Islamists are opposed to.

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

    02/10/2015 10:17:44 AM PST · 7 of 17
    Wuli to dware

    Conservatives who think every consideration necessary is only about “capitalism” are refusing to admit that we are in a point of creative destruction not seen in previous “industrial revolutions”, which is the destruction of jobs by technology advancement is now greater than how many new jobs it is creating, directly and indirectly combined. It would be fine if the population was in a free fall decline, but it’s not.

  • If It Only Understood Health Care, The FTC Would Stop Fighting Hospital Mergers

    02/10/2015 10:10:24 AM PST · 3 of 5
    Wuli to Oldpuppymax

    The giant problem with the article is its unwillingness to address, and question the mandated-by-law fiat-market-conditions it says hospital mergers are a responsible reaction to.

    Also, while there is little evidence that hospital mergers ALWAYS lead to higher patient costs, there is no evidence they have ever lead to lower patient costs. As an addendum to that, there is no evidence that “not-for-profit” hospitals are on average charging less or paying their help less than for profit hospitals.

    Minus Obamacare true market-directed reforms would favor less hospitals as a core to all care and loosen the reins of regulation, and who gets paid what from government entitlements and subsidies, such that a multitude of customer-seeking health care venues relying less on an “insured amount” and more from a “health care savings account” or out-of-pocket, would advance to be the heart of health care in the United States.

    There is too much focus on hospitals, and it locks the governments direction into too much regulatory focus for everyone based on treatment in a hospital setting. Its like banking regulations that both affect and serve the largest banks most.

  • Brian Williams’ rescue plan crumbles as friends plead for mercy

    02/10/2015 9:52:24 AM PST · 10 of 58
    Wuli to Zakeet

    Once you open the silk purse and find it’s a pig’s ear, it will never be a silk purse again. Like Dan Rather, Mr Williams is toast.

  • Climate change is shifting rainfall (Hawaii)

    02/10/2015 9:49:46 AM PST · 19 of 19
    Wuli to willyd

    and, given how much more we have learned about the dynamic impact of many variables that affect climate (weather), extracting deep core soil & ice samples to analyze their contents actually can only provide guesses to the series of events that created the contents in the samples - they tell us certain conditions changed but are less accurate as to WHY

  • Apple Has 93% of Mobile Profits

    02/10/2015 9:44:16 AM PST · 119 of 329
    Wuli to Swordmaker

    Yes you are right, on Apple, but Obama claims to be fighting for “fairness” and worried about “income inequality” and the gist of the false need for “net neutrality” is the “economic unfairness” of the telecoms with their near monopoly power, including their ability to charge some customers differently - which both Google and Apple do. And yes that concern is because of the false belief that the telecoms have some sort of near monopoly power - which they don’t - but Google does have near monopoly status in Internet browsing and as generator or contributor to the majority of Internet and Mobile ad revenue. My point is that if everything that Obama said was true, and he actually believed it, about what is “bad” about the power of the telecoms, he’d be going after the Googles and the Apples as well, as just as “unfair”, “unequal” and in Google’s case near-monopoly like.

    But the truth is not the case. Net neutrality IS about rewarding some companies at the expense of others and the largest of those desirous of “net neutrality” and who stand to financially benefit the most, are big supporters of Obama, like Google.

  • School quiz: Conservatives believe helping poor ‘is a waste of money’

    02/09/2015 11:07:20 AM PST · 44 of 49
    Wuli to Kyle Olson

    The title and its supposition are in error. Conservatives believing turning over charity to government entitlement programs is a waste of money, that the poor are helped most by directly helping the poor, not passing the money first to the politicians.

    The numbers do not lie. The massive government entitlements do not make most of the poor into non-poor. The whole entire effort simply adds more wards to the government plantation society, where their numbers do not show them leaving the ranks of the poor, but simply increasing how many are financial wards of the government.

  • Climate change is shifting rainfall (Hawaii)

    02/09/2015 11:00:32 AM PST · 15 of 19
    Wuli to CedarDave

    The erroneous belief is that the weather patterns of sixty or even 100 years ago were some sort of “climate norm” and NEVER preceded by different patterns and certainly NEVER by patterns seen today. No, the “climate” and the weather patterns are ONLY NOW changing, and climate change and changing weather patterns never happened UNTIL HUMANS CAUSED THEM TO; don’t ya know!!!!

  • Apple Has 93% of Mobile Profits

    02/09/2015 10:53:30 AM PST · 40 of 329
    Wuli to ctdonath2

    Now if the Obama administration was TRULY going after a problem of “monopoly” power in any area of telecommunications, instead of the phony “net neutrality” charge against the telecoms, then you’d think they’d have something to say about Apple in cell phones and Google in Internet browsing and Internet advertising. But, you see, net neutrality is REALLY about putting restraints on the telecoms, to the benefits of Google, Netflix and in Music and Video streaming now Apple as well.

  • Righteous family in Sodom: Palestinian family saves two Jews from a mob

    02/09/2015 10:41:29 AM PST · 10 of 10
    Wuli to SJackson

    I cannot imagine this happening in any “Palestinian” court.

  • Comcast allegedly changes name on another customer's bill to a profanity

    02/07/2015 1:55:05 PM PST · 20 of 36
    Wuli to Dallas59

    I have relatives out west who have Time Warner cable TV subscriptions, and have always complained about Time Warner. Now Time Warner is being acquired by Comcast and I warned them weeks ago not to expect their cable TV service to get better.

  • Brian Williams Stepping Away From NBC Nightly News Amid Scandal

    02/07/2015 1:51:59 PM PST · 53 of 209
    Wuli to bryan999

    So the liar will continue his managing editor role - calling the shots on content with his usual political prejudice and bias - and return when he thinks the public has moved on. It should be our effort to aid the public in never moving on for Williams - he should move on, from the news business.

  • 10 states with the worst taxes for average Americans

    02/05/2015 9:51:45 AM PST · 17 of 25
    Wuli to reaganaut1

    Something is either wrong with the data, or why does California, Rhode Island and New Jersey - among the highest in state sales - “regressive” - taxes, escape the top ten worst for taxes; since, as the authors are trying to present, high sales taxes hit the “poor” on just about every dime they take home (other than rent) while “high” earners have disposable income not spent in ways that get hit with a sales tax. That is the method by which they claim to derive effective tax rates, by state. But, something in the data seems to be missing or fudged.

  • And so Brian Williams lied

    02/05/2015 9:24:24 AM PST · 38 of 46
    Wuli to uscga77

    Brian Williams is the face of the Liberal news media, and now everyone knows what we’ve always known - they lie.

  • King Abdullah Quotes Clint Eastwood While Vowing Revenge Against ISIS

    02/05/2015 9:22:34 AM PST · 18 of 21
    Wuli to Responsibility2nd

    Saudi Arabia is one of the countries with the most fighters fighting for ISIS in Syria, and its fighters lead in the roles of religious police, just like the Wahabi’s are the religious police in Saudi Arabia.

    Saudi Arabia’s only complaint with ISIS is that ISIS wants the Saudi royals to fall also. If the royals were not also in ISIS cross hairs, they would have far less to say about ISIS’ activities.

  • Obama: 'People Committed Terrible Deeds In The Name Of Christ'

    02/05/2015 9:17:28 AM PST · 77 of 110
    Wuli to blam

    Obama is either an ignorant fool, or worse, because there is an important distinction between what some Christians felt wrongly justified to do, when no Christian scripture justified it, and what many Muslims do and do find Islamic scripture that does justify it.

  • Jeb Bush: Denying Dreamers Accelerated Citizenship Is ‘Ridiculous’

    02/05/2015 9:12:24 AM PST · 32 of 40
    Wuli to iowamark

    No Jeb, YOU are ridiculous and your position is a moral insult to the MILLIONS of LEGAL immigrants and what they did for their children, believing that their children earned those rights ONLY because there parents followed the law.

    Jeb, if “dreamers” get advanced to citizenship, every mother’s son in the world will find some way to get into the U.S, illegally, so the “dreamers” among their children get the benefits Jeb wants to hand them.

    ANY condition of amnesty will produce increased illegal immigration; negating - making useless, all the ideas that try to define and limit immigration by law.

  • John Kitzhaber must resign: Editorial (The Oregonian)

    02/05/2015 9:04:56 AM PST · 11 of 31
    Wuli to jalisco555

    Leave it to the biased media. If Oregon’s governor was a Republican, every mention of his name would be presented as: “Republican Gov. John Kitzhaber”, but since he’s a Democrat they refuse to make sure everyone knows it.

  • A shakeup is likely at MSNBC

    02/05/2015 9:00:00 AM PST · 28 of 36
    Wuli to SeekAndFind

    From a purely individual company, and purely business perspective, yes, MSNBC’s ratings are sub par, and way below top ranked Fox, ON CABLE!!!

    However, as a Conservative, we should be careful about giving too much importance to those Fox ratings.

    If we consider Fox as representing one kind of news venue, and all its competitors as ONE other kind, segmented yes onto different channels, the Fox ratings do not always lead the herd, sometimes the herd is collectively leading.

    In the 8pm segment, the herd (CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, HLN)get only 73% of an audience the size of Fox. But in the 9pm segment they get, collectively, 120%, and at 10pm 137%.

    Then if you consider broadcast news at 8pm (Fox has no network broadcast news show), ABC/CBS/NBC get 10 times (about 22+mil) as many viewers as Fox.

    I understand Fox is trying to protect its cable franchise, but I think it is losing the fact that it could make inroads in the nightly broadcast news area, with a Fox broadcast network news show, and still keep its lead on cable. Yes, I would like to see that happen from a Conservative perspective, and I also think it would be successful from a business perspective.

  • Obama administration shuts down Bush’s ‘clean coal’ project

    02/04/2015 8:53:53 AM PST · 5 of 9
    Wuli to NormsRevenge

    The Dims have been losing the support of the traditional energy industries since the 1970s, because the Dims caved to environmental activists. Because of that the Dims are trying to create a new class of crony-capitalists, beholden to them, in the “alternative” energy sector. Continuing anything in the existing major energy sector does not serve that agenda.

  • Wind Energy Allegations Deserve Hearings

    02/02/2015 2:05:23 PM PST · 9 of 9
    Wuli to MichCapCon

    Today’s more efficient wind energy could have a legitimate place, but it’s not as an imposition of massive wind farms for generating huge amounts of power to be added to the grid.

    Instead, it should be used to reduce the need, in more remote areas with low energy-density needs, to supply energy locally (Farms?? and their tiny rural towns), instead of needing the grid to bring it from hundreds of miles away. Even there, the supplement to that should be in energy storage, particularly fuel cells and not fuels from remote sources.

    The paradigm of energy advancement should be “more local, less grid”, and even in that paradigm there is room for nuclear - small, safe, scalable, tool-shed size nuclear generators (which there are now multiple designs for, multiple units in use & in production, and on the drawing boards, around the world).

  • Beneath Obama's Budget Proposals Is A Depressing View Of The Future

    02/02/2015 1:55:24 PM PST · 25 of 29
    Wuli to blam

    Obama’s neo-Marxist/Socialist/Progressive solutions and his rhetoric about them find a large populist audience, but they solve nothing while pretending simply bad markets and capitalists are at fault.

    And yet, the job-wage problems are to a very large degree structural, driven by new technologies that while continuing technology’s normal “creative destruction” are destroying more jobs than the new jobs they are creating, whether they are created directly or indirectly due to the impact of new technologies.

    Solving that part of the issue is going to prove difficult, and it’s going to take more than just new private investment. And, it will take more than just more education or more investment in education because, the state of the structural job deficit and wage issue remains: education for doing what??

  • Blaming Anti-vax Parents for Mickey Mouse Measles

    02/02/2015 1:37:02 PM PST · 35 of 79
    Wuli to Tolerance Sucks Rocks

    I am in favor of parents getting their kids vaccinated for a number of childhood diseases.

    I am in favor schools or businesses requiring proof of, or parental statements attesting to, a child getting their vaccinations in order for the child to be allowed to enter the premises.

    I am not in favor of the government forcibly or under penalty of law forcing anyone to get a vaccination.

    Parents who are concerned about this can keep THEIR children from playing with children whose parents will not attest to their kids receiving their vaccinations. If a child’s school does not know the vaccination status of their students and require it for entry, the parent should put the kid in a school that does insist on vaccinations. Disney should require a signed statement on vaccinations for every child an adult wants to take into Disneyland. All those things are individual rights people can exercise without demanding forced vaccinations by government.

  • Shiite militias add to insecurity in Baghdad, some say

    02/02/2015 1:22:24 PM PST · 7 of 8
    Wuli to Capt. Tom

    The Shia represent about 60% of Iraqis and in a country where the central authority controls and runs so much it collects money, power and people to itself - a pattern evident around the world. The general majority demographic - the Shia - becoming the majority in Baghdad is a consequence of their general national majority and the concentration of power in Baghdad.

    GWB might have removed Saddam, but the displacement of any Sunni (like Saddam) as head of Iraq was only a matter of time (as it is in other places where self-appointed Sunnis rule over national majorities of Shia).

    Unfortunately, a much more true statesman-like “nationalist” head of state, could have started to lessen the Sunni-Shia divisions, but that man was not Maliki.

  • NJ teens find out it's illegal to offer to shovel neighbors' driveways during blizzard

    02/01/2015 9:13:35 AM PST · 38 of 56
    Wuli to Zakeet

    All such laws regarding “soliciting” should be scraped in their present form.

    The only law against soliciting or to “control” it needs no fees or registration, it only needs to say that soliciting cannot be done at any residence or business that has a clearly posted statement near the entrance that says: “No Soliciting”. Such a law only demands our choice to not be solicited is respected. The rest of us are free to respond to solicitors, on a case-by-case basis, as we chose.

  • Shiite militias add to insecurity in Baghdad, some say

    02/01/2015 9:02:57 AM PST · 2 of 8
    Wuli to Oldeconomybuyer

    Obama did not fight for or care if the U.S. got a SOFA agreement with Maliki, and minus a high level presidential push for one the U.S. did not get it.

    With that and with the U.S. not even giving all the aid and assistance it had agreed to give without a SOFA, U.S. leverage with the Iraqi government amounted to nil, and the Iraqi leader, Maliki, began governing more as a Shia Muslim leader than the leader of Iraq.

    As the Sunni anger with Maliki’s Shia-centric governance grew, so grew the numbers of outraged young Iraqi Sunni men who began to see ISIS as preferable to Maliki.

    Two bumbling idiots, Obama and Maliki, helped produce the soil in Iraq for ISIS to grow in.


    02/01/2015 8:26:41 AM PST · 8 of 25
    Wuli to Reverend Saltine

    The mullah’s in Tehran are not after a “Persian” empire, just a Caliphate controlled by clerics of Shia-Islam who subscribe to the version of Shia theology promoted by the mullahs in Iran, as opposed to a Caliphate imposed by any branch of Sunni Islam. The mullah’s in Iran systematically destroy, in Iran, anything Persian that is not also Muslim.

  • New Greek nationalist defense minister prompts Turkey to scramble jets

    01/30/2015 2:42:14 PM PST · 16 of 19
    Wuli to tcrlaf

    Listening to this report’s identification of the parties in the partnership of the current Greek parliamentary majority - part far left and part right-wing, it seems like something I can only imagine in Europe, because an Obama-Cruz type of alliance seems unimaginable in a U.S. context.

  • US Economic Growth Slows in Q4, 2014 to 2.6%

    01/30/2015 2:30:59 PM PST · 9 of 10
    Wuli to SeekAndFind

    I think the 3rd quarter’s numbers were fudged and the real numbers were not 5.0% GDP growth, and someday, I may be proven right. That won’t change some November close elections where some Dims barely squeaked thru, aided by the government report meant to mean Obama was doing O.K.

  • European Police: Gun Control Not Working, Jihadists Have Us Outgunned

    01/30/2015 2:25:55 PM PST · 21 of 38
    Wuli to rktman

    Oh boo hoo; that’s so sad; or maybe its not so sad, IF they admit (1) its not any gun that’s guilty but the person behind it and their ill intent with it, and (2) the criminals can always get guns; gun control does not stop them, because there is always the people and the means by which the criminal can and will get around any gun control.