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  • Aug 16, 2017 09:18 PM
    Last: 26m

    The difference between a highly successful politician and business person is prison. Trump et al are carrying on their aggressive killer instinct business persona in the Whitehouse. Trouble is now there are different laws and most critically a higher authority to answer to. No learning curve. I think they have abused their current positions beyond salvation.

  • Aug 16, 2017 12:37 PM
    Last: 5hr

    Dockadams, Copied from internet:

    "Threats of violence that are directed at a person or group of persons that has the intent of placing the target at risk of bodily harm or death are
    generally unprotected."


    There are exceptions to free speech. I say and feel a lot of people would feel the Nazi and White supremacist groups have nothing to say that contributes to the greater welfare and benefit of society. The freedom of speech should be regulated to social contributions. Hate and other disruptive subjects that are contradictory to social well being should be illegal. Any Nazi or hate group meetings that outline benefits to society may be permitted but any activity no matter how well concealed that are intended initiate or teach violence should not only be denied but prosecuted.

  • Aug 16, 2017 12:37 PM
    Last: 5hr
    Dockadams, I read all of page 4 and did not see one reference about the first amendment and not even a hint about teaching hate. What are you trying to say?
  • Aug 16, 2017 12:37 PM
    Last: 5hr

    "No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite." -- Barack Obama tweet quoting Nelson Mandela

    Can people learn hate and love like they learn reading or tennis??

    I don't think so. People are born programmed a certain way and nothing is going to change that. What does that mean for anti-social individuals like Nazi and supremacist hate grous. It means hugs don't work and it means the 1st amendment has shortcomings. The 1st amendment guarantees the right to say something but it doesn't guarantee that what is said has value or isn't dangerous. What can or should be done? If people can learn hate as Obama says isn't there an obligation to stop the teaching of it?

  • Aug 15, 2017 08:43 AM
    Last: 19hr
    What an ignorant response by Trump. How would Trump describe Nazi death camps? Blame on both sides. How would Trump describe domestic violence ? Blame on both sides?
  • Jul 03, 2017 01:37 PM
    Last: 19m
    Maindawg Wrote:

    Hillary lost because she was a poor candidate . She lost ten years ago , we said no and they just tried to force her upon us . She is not a leader. The democrat party sold it's soul to the neo liberal new world order corporate fascists and Americans don't want it.

    So we Americans are damned if we do and we are damned if we don't. Corporations created this mess. They forced thier will upon us and now they have to problems that come with absolute power. Soon our country will be a very different place than you ever dreamed it would become.

    But you will still be a person and they can't take away the air you breathe. So enjoy being alive and try not to let what you cannot control , bother you. That's all you can do.

    Agreed. The Democratic Party started on a downhill landslide with Bill Clinton's election. He perpetuated Republican anti working class favorable big business legislation. Cutting welfare, imprisoning and turning over stock market regulations to the stock market.
  • Jul 03, 2017 01:37 PM
    Last: 19m
    TJ Wrote: Chet, The problem with the massive gap between Republicans winning elections and Democrats losing them is that faithful Democrats don't see it. That's why I hope none of them visit the grand canyon.

    TJ, Beyond and above all other reasons the single most contributing factor to Hillary losing IMHHO was an unresponsive huge beurocratic billion and a half dollar budget. They were so sure they were going to win that massive amounts of money were committed based on a big Hillary win. As everybody waited for the big outrageous gaff that never happened Hillary kept losing the potential responsiveness to dump money onto a new strategy.

  • Jul 30, 2017 06:42 PM
    Last: 13hr
    johnnycee Wrote: Neither you or anyone else on this forum have the qualifications to make that diagnosis of mental illness, and the so called specialist should know better to make that determination without examining the patient,and as I said earlier in another post ,it matters not to me what you think of my party affiliation as it will not change the fact that I am a registered Democrat. You are a true acolyte to the Party lines, they can do no wrong and you allow them to form your opinions and course of actions, nope ,no independent thought process for you.. You fail to realize that President Trump was voted in not because of his political membership but because of his lack of loyalty to any Party, you can't process that because of your hatred of anything or anyone that is not in lock step with the National Democratic Party.
    I don't see Dutch as an establishment status quo. On the contrary I see him as a troublemaker for the status quo basing his opinions on his personal empirical experience.
  • Aug 12, 2017 10:00 AM
    Last: 2d
    Schmidt Wrote: My cynical view is that Trump could not stand the White House and its furnishings, especially the master bedroom considering who slept in that bedroom right before him. It must have really gnawed at him. So the White House (the dump) is now being completely refurbished (fumigated?) to remove any residual particulates in the air residing in the heating and air conditioning system from the previous residents that may be playing on Trump's mind. That and all the carpets, drapes, walls, bathroom towels...everything.
    The few pictures I have seen of Tumps personal space shows lavish, bold, gold and to an unlimited extreme.. Doesn't seem like a person could live there. Does not seem comfortable. Just driven to be lavish. Can a person acclimate to lavish beyond extreme or is it just to indulge a need for grandeur?
  • Aug 13, 2017 10:33 AM
    Last: 14hr
    jaredsxtn Wrote:
    Chet Ruminski Wrote: Wide support for battling opioid epidemic. But why is there an opioid epidemic?

    As with many things in this country - it's complicated.

    Many people are addicted to heroin and other opiates because they were prescribed pain medication after an accident at their work place, a nasty car wreck, or falling off a ladder.

    Doctors legally prescribed rather powerful opiates and didn't monitor their patients well enough. That one, two, or three month supply of legal opiates then suddenly vanishes after the prescription is up and people didn't receive enough help weening off their prescription. The patient, now pretty much hooked on opiates and without a legal way to get them, resorts to the black market to feed their addiction.

    There are millions of people like this in the United States. Big Pharma had a decades long full court press pushing opiates for all ailments and they spent billions of dollars lobbying doctors to prescribe drugs like OxyContin, Demerol, and Fentanyl. Doctors then began prescribing these drugs to kids as young as ten, turning unsuspecting people into drug addicts overnight.

    It's almost like physicians never bothered to take a history class during their studies because if they had they would have realized that history is repeating itself and they are now partially responsible for it.

    Other people are addicted to opiates for various other reasons, but there is plenty of empirical evidence drawing a direct line from the push for legal opiates in the late 1980's and 90's to the explosion in opiate related deaths in the aughts.

    The same goes with the direct line from Ritalin to Meth addiction. Millions of unsuspecting kids dutifully took their Ritalin prescription for decades only to become chemically addicted to the compounds that make up the drug, making them fall more susceptible to becoming addicted to Crystal Meth.

    If anyone is to blame for this current epidemic it's Big Pharma and the physicians who threw away their oaths as doctors and fell prey to their propaganda machine.

    Does it have to do with income. Seems like most of the laborers I have hired over the years were taking some kind of pain killer and most of it was opioids. Are poor people treated with opioids because it is an easier way to treat them and more affluent people are treated with medicine that requires a stronger patient participation. Another way to say it, are lower income people less likely to work with their pain or are lower income jobs more painful. It just seems the problem is more prevalent with lower incomes. Just a personal opinion never researched it.