“Voter ID laws - it's as if Scotland was to pass a law demanding all Loch Ness monsters to become members of 'The Guild of Registered Tourist Guides and Hoteliers', since these creatures are evidently working in the tourist industry and pay no dues. Sure, you will say they don't exist, but what if they do? Better be safe than sorry.”
chitownpete on Nov 4, 2013 at 04:07:34
“That may be the worst comparison I have ever seen.”
“Why are you asking? Do you post this question after every article you want to draw attention to yourself pointlessly about?
It's "top news" because it's the World Series and a very unusual event decided the final score. If you don't like the subject, then why did you stop by the article ON this subject? Perhaps you find Kardashians more to your interest.”
Brian Es on Oct 27, 2013 at 05:51:12
“You know why and so do those attacking you..
Someone's signature legislation is a disaster.”
Cunningham on Oct 27, 2013 at 05:41:23
“It's just to tick you off.”
Natedogg265 on Oct 27, 2013 at 05:35:11
“Because you're so lame.”
eDave on Oct 27, 2013 at 05:25:35
“So you would come in here and post crap; thereby netting HP a minute, yet needing increase to their bottom line. Nice job cowhorse. HP loves you. Need anymore help?”
Shuey37 on Oct 27, 2013 at 05:23:32
“Why was Michelle Obamas hair style or dress top news in the past?”
“Home of the brave - yes. Land of the free - not for the last 60 years.”
saunee300 on Aug 21, 2013 at 12:46:45
“oh, i don't know about that..... woman are no longer suppressed as they were ...we can vote and have reproductive rights...people of ethnicity are equals...black people get to use the same bathroom and swimming pools and don't have to ride in the back of the bus...liberation was borne out of the 60's, 70's and 80's and up until 9/11, which was a game changer...now we have to figure out what to do with our looming population and immigration...employing, feeding, clothing etc... and holding people accountable like the banks, Wall street and corrupt gov officials....perhaps we need another peace revolution...problem is no one can get off work to do it... it's a catch 22”
Jul 14, 2013 at 03:07:04
“Am I glad I have an EU passport.”
MadMaddie on Jul 14, 2013 at 03:26:15
“Cowhorse: Amen to that. I'm in Italy right now for a few weeks on vacation, and as a natural born U.S. citizen with dual Italian citizenship, I frequently find myself very grateful for an E.U. escape if need be.”
gangsterwhtwalls on Jul 14, 2013 at 03:15:16
“u know it. remember the slogan 'america love it or leave it'? it might be better to love it from afar.”
“Obama and W have nothing to do with this - the core of the surveillance culture is actually quite simple - you have technology with which you can control society. There is not a government in the world that would not take advantage of this - the difference is only in how they formulate the 'reasoning' behind spying and the level to which the voters will buy that reasoning: fortunately the US government is quite clumsy in the PR department - if they had put out a statement saying 'we will spy on all of your electronic devices, because we wish to root out the spread of child pornography' - majority of the population would support that. The 'reasoning' behind 'securing' every inch of London with CCTV cameras (and thus making London the most surveilled city in the world) was, that this would have a huge impact on decreasing crime - well it didn't, but the majority of population had nothing against it. In fact, if you said anything about 'right to privacy' or if you mentioned the word 'Orwell', the other side simply threw at you a 'non defensible argument': so you support terrorists and criminals?
You have to be a colossal fool if you think the government will not take advantage of today's technology. It is simply a new standard, get used to it.”
“UN is a scam - they are focusing on 'robo warfare', yet they didn't prevent a single genocide in the last 20 years (Bosnia, Rwanda, Darfur, Congo etc). All it took to stop the war in Bosnia was a couple of F 14 jets dropping a couple of bombs on Serbia - and 100.000 people had to die in order for NATO to intervene (NATO not the UN). They didn't even bother with Rwanda or any other African countries (those people are not considered human by our standards) And look at Syria - West is giving weapons to the rebels, Russia and China are giving weapons to Assad - and 99 percent of innocent Syrians are caught in between. This is a disgrace for humanity. But please, carry on with the discussion on 'robo warfare' and 'pink unicorn cannon'”
“Orwell wrote a great essay about political speech. In it he wrote that certain words lose their meaning overtime due to politicians - he quoted Nazism (which doesn't represent National Socialism anymore, but it represents evil), democracy (it doesn't mean a political system, but it is a synonym for 'good') etc.
Well Obama just invented a new meaning for the word imminent threat: Awlaki was eating lunch when he was killed. What does 'imminent' mean then?”
mukarrib on May 24, 2013 at 05:01:09
“That's pretty Dorky.
If you're planning an attack and you stop for lunch you're still a threat, dude.
Hitler didn't stop being an *ssh*l* because Eva wanted to cudde”
“I don't buy this, Mayer is smart, why in the world would buying tumblr be a smart move? Hasn't it already been established that 99 percent of internet giants are in fact hugely overrated? Facebook's IPO was a fail, Myspace failed, digg has virtually disappeared.
And the story is always the same: some wunderkind from Harvard starts a website that becomes a huge hit over night, it is then sold for gazillion dollars and flops the next day. And while Murdoch's acquire of Myspace was understandable at the time, this doesn't seem one bit logical. As far as I can see there's either something behind the curtain that the public doesn't know about, or we have ourselves a nice example of God complex on Mayers behalf.”
“Sure they are: the only field that is not compatible between Liberalism and Libertarianism is the field of regulation and the size of the government. With regard to the core philosophy of personal freedom, they are on the same side.”
“So, where's Elon Musk? Where's Peter Thiel? Where's Max Levchin? These guys founded PayPal, they are all self described champions of liberalism and libertarianism - where are they? One would expect at least a statement from them condemning the Federal government.
Or is it, that they do not differ one bit from the likes of Koch brothers, yet since they have put on a guise of libertarianism and liberalism, they are untouchable? Hey, they support gay marriage, what else do you want - their support for free internet?”
sinjinqlb on May 19, 2013 at 04:49:03
“Free internet does not equal attacking web sites or forcing companies to donate to certain organizations.”
reddy52 on May 19, 2013 at 04:47:09
“Why should they condemn the government? These people launched a cyber-attack on Paypal, so why wouldn't they oppose that?”
Synkalae on May 19, 2013 at 04:34:03
“Um, you do know that Elon Musk sold his stake in Paypal over half a decade ago?
Plus...why on earth would you think he'd consider supporting a group that attacked millions of innocent customers on HIS (sic) service?”
"The war is waged by each ruling group against its own subjects, and the object of the war is not to make or prevent conquests of territory, but to keep the structure of society intact. The very word "war," therefore, has become misleading. It would probably be accurate to say that by becoming continuous war has ceased to exist."”