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Patriot April 16, 2014 at 05:35 pm
Jeff - you really believe that America is "throwing a tantrum" as you term it overRead More Russia's behavior? I am sorry but Putin's behavior is unconscionable. Russian nationalism of this type, reminds me of other fascists. And, it is poised to possible start a world war. As you intimated, no one should believe Russia's incarceration rate - not to mention their unknown execution rate. If our laws regarding drugs are antiquated we can adjust our thinking. If we have hired private prison contractors - and it is a mistake, we can change it. I am kind of dumbfounded that you would even compare our two countries.
Shripathi Kamath April 16, 2014 at 06:13 pm
You know who else lost his freedumbs? Frazier Glenn Cross Jr. That's who. When Holder's federalRead More thugs ordered by Obama found out about his white Christian crusade against the Jews just like Martin Luther (Father of Protestantism) would have wanted, he was arrested. Bam! Just like that he was persecuted for being white *and* being Christian. The most demonized class in America today. But his oppression started way earlier. As we all know, he ran in the Democratic primaries for being governor of one of them limited government states, and then as a Repu___ HE WAS A LIBRUL DEMOCRAT, OK? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frazier_Glenn_Miller,_Jr.#Electoral_history) Sheesh, people make it sound like he was a Rick Perry who was also a Democrat, and one can see why he became a Republican. Because the Democrats were filled with such Crosses. ___________________________________________________ But the damage was done much earlier. He was stripped of his name and his social security number (Paging Orly Taitz, found ONE more Obama social security number!) was changed. Forcibly by the gubmint under the orders of a kangaroo court. This is a true story. A true patriot who served this great land with two tours of Vietnam in a 20 year military career (we salute ALL our troops) and the thanks he gets is stripping of his identity? Thanks, Obama. I guess this is the CHANGE he was talking about. ___________________________________________________ http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2014/04/15/224567/kansas-shooting-suspect-had-been.html#emlnl=Morning_Newsletter
Jeffe' April 16, 2014 at 07:30 pm
Patriot, I did not mean to offend you. Next time before dumbfounding yourself you should thinkRead More rationally and try to escape the bubble of misleading hate and half-truths that are the undercurrent of major media. If you are so patriotic/disillusioned that you think America is #1 at everything, always, then your opinion will be wisped away like momentary flatulence in any rational discussion. In the real world, people and countries make mistakes. If you are religious, remember that your book claims only God is perfect. As for my statement about both Russia and USA seemingly being the only countries with the capability desire to invade and occupy sovereign nations, I do not understand your outrage. If anything that situation is more understandable than our Iraq occupation, since Crimea largely identifies with their Russian heritage, hence why the country was being pulled apart when the western portion wanted to ally themselves more with the EU, while the eastern wanted closer Russian ties. This does not make it right, or legitimize what Russia is doing any more than our rationalizations legitimize our mistakes. Nothing about my statement was untrue, you just convinced yourself you are offended because you refuse to explore outside of the box you have barricaded your mind inside.
Shripathi Kamath April 7, 2014 at 11:00 pm
"Should anyone also be allowed to lead it?" Good one! That would depend upon the group'sRead More members. If the group's charter is advocacy, and the NAACP is a private organization, then its bylaws will dictate who can be a leader. If it wants to be taken seriously, then it'll pick the best candidate to lead, and its influence and advocacy will be potent if it is not a sham. It'd be rather impossible, for example, a Muslim to head the Vatican, than it'd be for a white to lead the NAACP. I'd think that fundamental commitment to the cause would prohibit the former, but not the latter. Your larger point makes one think. Would the Klan accept a black Jew, for example, as its Imperial Wizard? The more insular the group, the less sense it makes to have an 'outsider' no matter how committed the person may be to the cause.
Status Quo April 8, 2014 at 05:38 pm
The "Klan" lacks standing in all forums.
Things I Learned April 9, 2014 at 12:13 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0IUR4gkPIE
Things I Learned April 11, 2014 at 08:17 pm
"We are here today because we know we cannot be complacent. History travels not only forwards,Read More but backwards and sideways." --Present Baldwin H. Modello, PBUH
Status Quo April 12, 2014 at 09:10 am
"Excellent reporting in the Free Beacon."
Status Quo April 12, 2014 at 09:17 am
And may I suggest this as just desserts in reprising "THE COMMON THREAD IN THE FABRIC HERE?Read More People in pain, having to prove something to feel important, while they hide their fragile ego. Subconsciously causing the very thing that gives them pain. We others are sucked into the depravity, fulfilling the other side of the only thing they new as children. The biggest goal in your lives should be to become aware of your repeating your early life pain, and working to go beyond that." ~ said quite well by 'FORT', and worthy of a heapin' helpin' in your house 'Shripathi'.
Charlie B April 3, 2014 at 04:51 pm
Fortified- "The earthquake . A newscaster asked the newsman in the helicopter if he felt it.Read More The Malaysian air.. Fox has been nonstop, . . ." ----- There's one problem identified--Fox has been nonstop. And Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead.”
Charlie B April 6, 2014 at 08:52 am
'Fox & Friends' guest Neil deGrasse Tyson. . . Corrections listed at end of show: •Read More Ukraine was not Frasier’s brother on the show “Frasier.” • ”Game of Thrones” is not an adult version of musical chairs. • There is no such restaurant as “Ruth’s Chris Christie’s.” • Jackson Browne is only one person. • Malaysia is not the female version of Asia. • Neal deGrasse Tyson does not own a sandwich shop named “Quizmos.” • You can not abbreviate the Supreme Court to spell SCROTUM. • Michelle Obama has never done porn. • Hong Kong is a region in China. Not a video game from Nintendo. • ”Vaping” is not having sex with a vacuum cleaner. • Michael Strahan isn’t leaving to go be in “Good Morning Vietnam” • Crimea is not related to Queen Latifah. • Pop Tarts do not cause “splosions.” • Boeing is a company. Not a sound effect. • Pharrell is not a “stylish hand sanitizer.” • Chicklets do not grow up to be roosters. • Chris Christie was never in the show “Three’s Company.” • Infinity pools have a limited amount of water. • Garfunkle is not Garfield’s black cousin. • The Chile Earthquake is not a bold new product from Dairy Queen. • Don Cheadle does not appear if you say “Cheadlejuice” three times. • Joe Biden’s office is only sometimes a’-rockin’. • Lifesavers aren’t medicine. • Captain Phillips is not a brand of rum. • Marvin Gaye liked women. • Nancy Pelosi is a human woman. • God loves figs. • Noah is not “found footage.” • Captain America was never a U.S. President. • The periodic table is not about “lady stuff.” Pasted from <http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/06/snl-fox-and-friends_n_5099064.html>
rubberband April 6, 2014 at 09:53 am
All I know is : I came home from first day at Monsterpalooza, totally psyched and in a great moodRead More and settled down to watch Hannibal (One of the only times the t.v. is on.)...It's late....thankfully DVR is set...push play..... what did I see? Coverage if you can call it that of "news" trying to grow the "how bad was it, what got destroyed how scared were you and when is the big one coming"...........................disgusted and not surprised, I turned off the television and figured I'd have to catch my show on Amazon laters. Stupid NBC stupid "news" stupid stupid stupid. People ask me why I don't watch the news... Reason #483....Fear mongering grief vampires of STUPID... "Did you feel the earthquake" asked of someone in a helicopter?
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Dan Avery April 11, 2014 at 03:53 pm
Francis Holtzman, your comment is an unsubstantiated personal attack and not an analyticalRead More refutation of one of my points. I refer to the the link in the comment above so you can see what a refutation actually looks like. I know this intelligent discourse is new for you so I'll cut you the same slack I cut Julia. That means the next comment from you on one of my articles must address a point in my article in a meaningful way, or I'll simply delete your comment.
Dan Avery April 11, 2014 at 11:22 pm
Julia, the first amendment has to do with the government interferring with your speech. It hasRead More nothing to do with this. If you were educated, you'd know that. I can't help you solve your own ignorance..
Dan Avery April 11, 2014 at 11:24 pm
Next time Julia and Francis, try being intelligent and offering an analytical argument. NotRead More ignorance or lunacy.
Shripathi Kamath March 23, 2014 at 06:31 pm
mimi March 23, 2014 at 05:24 PM Sure the Mad Greek thinks he is funny.Read More ___________________________________________________ No, I bet he thinks he is patriotic. I bet a lot of baggers do as well.
Status Quo March 25, 2014 at 06:18 pm
'mimi', Doubt your assessments and judgment. I contend, you have no indication of his underlyingRead More sentiment and can make assessment on similar premises ~ that you are a lousy tipper. Eat out more often. I believe, 'Carl III's assessment was correct on the butchering of English(by the sign artist) but the only indication of Mad Greek's messaging is "There's Something for Everyone". Sometimes, the simplest explanation is the truth. Does not, even ~ nuance of racism but more evident in 'mimi's course toward butchering the business.
Stamford Bridge March 26, 2014 at 06:39 pm
People like Mimi make me want to send a very large donation to the Mad Greek. Bigots love to callRead More others racists. When I hear bigots like Mimi spew hatred (immediately calling somebody a racist because they advocate English spoken in THEIR private restaurant) I immediately want to support the person being victimized, in this case the Mad Greek owner.
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Jock March 20, 2014 at 02:22 pm
Well said !!
Carl Petersen III March 20, 2014 at 02:47 pm
Thank you, Jock.
Cheryl Ortega April 10, 2014 at 08:36 am
Carl is completely correct. The Greater Echo Park Elysian Neighborhood Council unanimously passed aRead More resolution in March to support "Repairs, Not iPads" in our public schools. The bond money is being illegally used and there needs to be a coordinated concerted effort, not only to complain, but to seek legal remedies for this abuse of public money.
Status Quo March 21, 2014 at 07:29 pm
Non-constitutional, in both spirit and misrepresentation of the 'product'.
Carl Petersen III March 21, 2014 at 07:30 pm
Mr. Quo, according to the Constitution, who decides if a law is constitutional?
Surf's Up March 21, 2014 at 07:40 pm
Where is the term "non-constitutional" used? By what legal body, judiciary, as noted inRead More what scholarship? You ask to be taken seriously, and I give you that respect. But, there are terms of art people use so they all understand the definition. What are you talking about?
Alek J Hidell March 20, 2014 at 12:47 pm
as Mr. Calvert knows, the work that needs to be done is not going away"....oh, you mean theRead More work of outfitting our military for overseas imperialism? I disagree. It's going to go bye-bye when we stop paying for these overseas adventures seeking wars-for-profit. Not one cent defend any country but our own. South Korea and Japan have been getting a free ride for far too long--they are on their own now. Because We the People are going to boycott our taxes and I don't see many orders for drones and missile guidance systems coming in after that......our national guard and a few Jarheads transferred from Camp Surfside to the Mexican border is sufficient----- by dumping military support for Israel we are going to lose about a billion Muslim enemies....
Brent Graham March 20, 2014 at 10:59 pm
It is obvious that this candidate Tim Sheridan is looking out for the interests of the people wayRead More more than the do nothing, ethically challenged Congressman we have now.
Alek J Hidell March 20, 2014 at 11:35 pm
LOL I thought you said ethnically challenged...
Fortified- AKA Carlos Danger March 24, 2014 at 12:56 am
THE WAR ON AMERICARead More (http://northridge.patch.com/groups/what-the-hell-are-they-doing-now/p/the-war-on-america-discover-the-networks )
Charlie B March 25, 2014 at 09:16 am
TT, the girl on the dirtbike.
Tom Thumb March 25, 2014 at 09:49 am
Ya, good one.
Porter gladstone April 16, 2014 at 09:11 pm
The historic record by the way --would have the 1993 tax hikes --which hurt the middle class --andRead More the economy such that the elections in 1994-- the mid term elections were so catastrophic for the dems that he then----in 1996 reached a series of compromises that would in fact lead to some of the economic prosperity of the 90's -- namely welfare reform-which made going to work actually pay. You had the 1997 tax decreases--that allowed for IRA deductions as well as inheritance tax abatement. and the huge capital gains tax reduction in 1996 that cut the rate from 28 to 20. Only when these TAX cuts and welfare reforms were announced did economic prosperity really take place.
Cindy Petersen April 16, 2014 at 09:28 pm
Carl Petersen III April 16, 2014 at 09:38 pm
Porter: You should try putting together a coherent statement so that someone can respond to it. YouRead More have twisted yourself in quite the knot.
Shripathi Kamath March 5, 2014 at 08:01 pm
BlueAngel2 March 05, 2014 at 10:41 PM I don't stay once I see the nut jobs that are posting.Read More ____________________________________________________ On the other hand I sometimes do. Like now. And then I make them play fetch. That reminds me [rolls up newspaper] SMACK! [throws stick] FETCH!
Shripathi Kamath March 5, 2014 at 08:02 pm
Marty R McVeigh March 05, 2014 at 09:20 PM You need to consider how reactionary Americans are.Read More [snip] _____________________________________________________ Dude, you're playing last night's tape.
Tom Thumb March 6, 2014 at 12:47 pm
Birth rates. Not sure if people are outraged on it. My take on it, as I've said before, is thereRead More is a paradox in the world where the more developed countries that can support more people have lower birth rates, and the opposite.
David Terrell March 5, 2014 at 10:04 am
This blog calls for taking the whole quote, keeping it in context, reasoned discussion, consideringRead More the evidence before jumping to conclusions. I'm amazed that anybody can be against those things.
Things I Learned March 5, 2014 at 10:10 am
Good thing nobody is cough strawman cough.
Charlie B March 12, 2014 at 08:16 am
Dog whistling budget-boy says inner-city men are lazy. Apparently confusing House Republicans withRead More the jobless. http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2014/03/12/3394871/ryan-poverty-inner-city/
Huck and Jim
fact checker March 1, 2014 at 09:27 am
Shripathi, re: your YouTube link...ewwww. It's a short clip and out of context so we can only hopeRead More she was demonstrating how NOT to teach.
Shripathi Kamath March 1, 2014 at 10:01 am
Can we also hope that the teachers were playing along and teaching how not to learn?
fact checker March 1, 2014 at 04:56 pm
I have a feeling the teacher who filmed the clip was not doing so because it was a good example ofRead More teaching or learning.
Sen. Alex Padilla and Tim Sheraton
john blackwood February 26, 2014 at 01:21 pm
Evdry man is entitled to his own Destiny . Weather gay or straight , drug addict non drug addictRead More black white brown . Its up to each individual to make his own life as he sees fit with out pushing your agenda on myself or my family it is your life .As free individuals if you want to live in sin thats your choice you have to face your maker for your behavior not I .You ppl have your ideas twisted about what a constitutionalist is . Every individual American Individual has the right and freedom to livevas he pleases but of course there are consequences depending on how you wish to live . If you want to be a druggie thats your choice but dont expect me as a tax payer to help with your rehab . You dont want to work dont expect mevto pay for your laziness .Each of you are free to actvand do as you please but dont do it on my dime .
Alek J Hidell February 26, 2014 at 01:22 pm
it is the duty of every American individual to master the English language. John, this isRead More incoherent. We have no idea what the hell you are talking about.
john blackwood February 26, 2014 at 01:27 pm
See people with comments such as yours its because you live in a country with laws that allow us toRead More express our opinions .I dont and will not argue with Jeff Kliner or his buddies on these posts . I belive he is entitled to his opinion and depending on how you act and what you say will determine on how you will be treated .
Fortified- AKA Carlos Danger February 20, 2014 at 08:18 pm
Dan, you take every single subject, make an abrupt left turn, to make the same comments. Carl, asRead More for the schools, you are in a better public school system than Pasadena public schools. Pasadena is much better than a couple decades ago, but still has a way to go. The food program....Yeah, no one can study when hungry, but more, and more seems to be taken out of parents responsibility, and transferred to the government
Crystal Smith February 22, 2014 at 01:40 pm
For those without kids in LAUSD, let me help you understand a very tragic turn of events thatRead More happened a few years ago. About 3 or 4 years ago, the budgets were slashed and the parents were told that the budgets were determined based on the % of children that lived at or below poverty levels in schools. Many schools asked parents to take the lunch form and claim their income was far less than it was (so they would qualify). The schools even illuminated that the people checking the forms are in understaffed departments, and the form itself doesn't say "under penalty of perjury", etc. It just asked for you to state your income. Many people lied on these forms, for the obvious benefit that our schools would be granted more money. I did not lie. In fact, at our school the poverty level is so low, the school didn't encourage that we lie. I found out many, many parents lied. So, flash forward and see that LAUSD claims that "553,000 families qualify for free lunches, but only 29% participates" http://cafe-la.lausd.net/sites/default/files/About%20Breakfast%20in%20the%20Classroom%20-%20Eng.pdf So, they are using faulty numbers (why would they ever care to audit these?) to create their platform that they are helping "hungry kids" that couldn't get to school before the bell and eat in the proper cafeteria environment. I've even heard the argument that these kids won't have the "stigma" of handing the breakfast "free breakfast" coupons. Hello? This went digital a few years ago! There aren't any coupons to hand over to the lunch lady... no stigma. The entire premise that we even needed this program is wrong. Next, you have the poor quality of the food. Coffee Cake is their most in demand food, however it's nutrition facts are abhorant: 440cal / 39% Fat / 510mg sodium / 34g sugar Burrito: 291 cal/ 26% Fat / 478g sodium / .7g sugar (at least it's low in sugar?) Quesadilla: 142 cal / 35% fat / 229g sodium/ .23g sugar (again, low in sugar!) Parents weren't asked if we wanted this program, it was forced on us. We weren't given a letter to Opt Out (but we were told we would back in September: (http://www.galatzangazette.com/home1/2013/9/12/breakfast-in-the-classroom-can-my-school-opt-out.html) So, now kids are double feeding (it is encouraged so the food isn't wasted), and the schools earn .20 for each meal past 70% participation. Wait? What?!? Why not just .20 per meal? Ok, that's what we call a "Key Performance Indicator", so schools can prove they have fed 70% of the population (remember how many "weren't taking a breakfast?" BINGO). So, who pays for this.. you, and you, oh, and YOU... taxpayer. What? How? Because USDA is paying $1.61 per meal out of Federal Funds and LAUSD gets .20 after they've met the 70% minimum. I always follow the money when something seems wrong and that's when I found out about LAUSD not having to pay for the program, but Joe Taxpayer does! This is corruption. This is Fraud. This is not about the kids. Finally, what does this teach kids? They would grow up their whole life relying on the government for breakfast, in some cases lunch, and then they go to College for a RUDE awakening. You want more facts? Follow me at #biciswasteful on twitter. It's atrocious what they are doing to our kids, but especially under the guise of "helping the kids".
Status Quo February 22, 2014 at 07:27 pm
BINGO --->'Crystal Smith'<--- you are correct, and very perceptive before you filled out theRead More form as at this very point in time. Of course, it flies in the face of the Liberal/liberal/illiberal perspective but serves their cause to re-order society to their wants. I find, "helping the kids" and using them as pawns is part of dysfunction in the courts and media... just as 'Carl III' is trying to do in his respite rants.
Shripathi Kamath February 16, 2014 at 11:13 pm
Poignant. A defiant contrarian beats a contrarian
Tom Thumb February 18, 2014 at 05:24 pm
It's in the blood. Family & ethnics trumping ideology.
Tim Sheridan
Randall February 22, 2014 at 08:27 pm
(Status Quo) Sorry. I was typing on the iPad and forgot the end quote before the "everyone'sRead More needs" part. The last sentence is mine. My point is that if he loves his job, he should keep it. We don't need another organizer in Washington DC gumming up the works.
Status Quo February 23, 2014 at 08:43 am
Your clarification, is appreciated and you are correct.
Jack Doyle March 9, 2014 at 11:22 am
Worrying about the CA races when we have the capitol of corruption right here led by a wanna beRead More mafia chieftain AND WE ARE THE BROKEST STATE IN AMERICA, seems a streaaatch! JERSEY SMELLS STRONG, THAT'S ALL!
Steve February 13, 2014 at 11:53 am
No equality for women until they make Family Law equal and bring back orphanages.
John Webb February 13, 2014 at 01:28 pm
Carl, the best thing that could happen to women would be for the Liberals to stop trying to helpRead More them. So far under the Obama administration women in the work force has declined, they have a higher rate of unemployment than before this administration and the average family income is down. If you folks don't stop helping them you could overturn everything that has been gained in the last 50 years.
Status Quo April 11, 2014 at 07:07 pm
'Rubberband', Please do not mistake 'Shripathi's words as conservative in mindset. Pretty sure,Read More 'Shripathi' is all about satire and deserves the props.
rubberband April 12, 2014 at 03:23 pm
Status Quo: ? I was addressing: Tom Thumb : "She's got Lib-er-al-Tard butchhaircut:Read More youtube.com/watch?v=vDb7jJO_yyo"--- I regularly "prop" Shripathi........Much "propping" happens.......... I am all for the "Pathi Prop."............. I am "pro prop."
Status Quo April 12, 2014 at 08:16 pm
Satire.