grove600, if you think about the total picture here, the court will tell those states that it's your problem that you do not want to be a part of the exchange as other states have know join. The courts will see that millions of people are know signed up and part of the system. Do you really think that they are going to just tell all those people that they have to get off the system? They will also see where red states are modeling exchanges silmiar to the feds. So what is your point?
If you think that Justice Roberts is going to change his mind. Think again, it won't happen.
snarkydude, here in the US we have hostage situations on a regular basis i.e. school shootings and work place violence. So if the police have a description of a white male or males as the perps, does that mean everyone they encounter running from the scene gets slammed to the ground or do they use good judgement. On the media outlets I have seen, not once is that done especially in the school shootings where the preps have been identified as students themselves. They reacted the same way you would have acted, due to the persons religion and skin tone.posted @ Monday, January 12, 2015 - 16:16
swingdawg where do you come up with the nonesense that you post. The Supreme Court has already ruled the healthcare law as being legal. They will not change from that decision. if you are receiving Medicare, that is a government sponsor program. Insurance companies have jumped on the band wagon and are offering insurance at low rates, because it means more new customers. Get your head out of the hole and knock off the cob webs.posted @ Monday, January 12, 2015 - 07:09
oistrakh it could be that this individual performed this act not soley of his religious belief, but because it was the right thing to do. When authorities arrive on the scene, they mistaking him as one of the terrorist because of the way he looked. You see this person as a Muslim, I see this person as a human being.posted @ Monday, January 12, 2015 - 07:00
mpd0.59, I do not think the GOP will try that tactic again on shutting down the government. It did not work the last time and it would not work again. It appears that everything that Obama is doing for this country seems to be working. It may not be perfect, it may not be absolute, but it is better than any plan the republicans had. Oops, that's right they never had a plan.posted @ Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 15:50
This can not be right. Conservatives have said time after time again, that as long as Obama was president, the economy will never improve. They had stated that unemployment would stay in double digits and the majority of people did not like this administration.
What's going on?
The Supreme Court has already rule that the health care law is legal. I do not see them changing it base on someone's interpretation that it helps those who are part of the exchange and not those who do not participate. No where in the law does it say that anyone has to be part of the program. Everyone can get their own plans by way of their employer's or through individual plans.
If republicans wish to continue to shoot themselves in the foot, by all means do so. They need to stop trying to fight this issue so much and do things to make it better, then people would take them seriously.
snarkydude, just say that you are the only one that is afraid to go into certain areas of people who do not look like you. Not everyone shakes in their shoes like you or cross over to the other side when you see someone that makes you afraid.
So lets do a little profiling here. Who are the ones on the top of the list as far as serial rapists, murderers, pedophiles and abusers in this country. Who leads the list of work place and school shootings? I can tell you it wont be the home boys.
Who are the biggest drug users among young teens? All you have to do is go to your middle and upper class neighborhoods and see how strung out they are.
As always, get your facts together first, before you place all problems on one certain group, but knowing you, you never will.
jtsim, you are making the comment that PatrickD is wrong in his statements about this issue, but yet you yourself have not offer any sound basic stats that say different.
Yes there are a high number of black americans that are currently charged or serving time on various issues, but lets look at the total picture. People of color and the poor do not have the resources or the funds to have their own attorney's. A number of them have to depend on the State to provide them assistance on this matter. I am not saying that the lawyers they get from the State are not good, they are just overwhelmed by their case loads. That was just brought up this year here in South Georgia where the public defenders office is broken. A number of people may be taking pleas when they may not have to do so.
Take a recent case in New York State. The police pulled over a vehicle for running a red light. A legal stop no problem. The occupants were four Black males. The police searched the vehicle. Now how they went from a traffic stop to a search needs to be looked into. The police find a handgun and a small amount of drugs. No one in the vehicle claim responsibility. The police charged each person. One of the passengers in the vehicle who was charged with the others was a paraplegic. He had no use of his arms and could barely walk. The other three told the police that they had just picked him up and was taking him to another location. He is currently been sitting in jail for the last four months at a 100,000 bond.
You have to ask yourself, could the police have used better judgement in this situation. Could a person who can not even hold anything in his hands be charge with this offense. Or if this person was a White male, would he had been charged?
swimdawg68 what planet were you living on? Gas prices hit as high as five dollars a gallon under George W, or have you forgotten.. Stop getting all your information from just conservative outlets. They have only one agenda and that is to destory Obama. Its been that way since day one and it has not stopped since.
What difference does it make if Nunn kept her name after she got married. What law says that she has to change her name? Her birth certificate says Michele Nunn. If it does not bother her husband, then why should it bother you.
As it stands, you will not be voting for the better candidate on Tuesday, you will be voting for the one who says that they are against Obama.posted @ Monday, November 3, 2014 - 12:22
I am still trying to find in the US Constitution where is states that you have to speak English in order to vote. The rules on voting all states is that if you are a legal US citizen, have reached the legal age requirement and are not a convicted felon, then you have a right to vote. I am still looking for the part where it says that you need an ID to vote. It must be in very small print. I guess the Founding Fathers all had to have their picture ID's each time they went to the polls.
It's funny to me how conservatives become upset when large numbers register to vote. Who's to say that they may vote for a GOP candidate. I always thought people had the right to participate in the election process. It seems that some think that only a certain group should be the only ones who can be allowed to vote.posted @ Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 15:08
I do not believe Nunn has avoided any issues as Perdue and some of you are stating. The only thing Perdue continues to bring up about Nunn is that she would be linked to Obama. Where does he or anyone else get that from.
snarkydude you need to get all your facts together first before you post. Our economy crashed under a republican president. This happen because when George W took over in his first term, he had a majority in the House/Senate. Those subjects passed bills that caused the free fall that everyone is currently experiencing.
As far as the less feeling safe part. That's fear that you have, but lets see how that has all come around.
Was it not Reagan who supplied arms to the so called Tailban in the Afghan region to fight the Russians and to the Iraqis to fight Iran? Or have you forgotten the Iran-Contra scandal.
Did not George senior order the Gulf War due to the fact that the Iraqi leaders were killing children?
And of course George W and his two wars. How well did that go?
You now make the statement that there are not enough liberals in Georgia to change anything. Are you not the same one that stated that in the 2012 elections republicans would secure the White House as well as majorities in both Houses. How did that prediction turn out.posted @ Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 14:56
The only group that seems to have a problem with the president has only been a handful of conservatives. The same ones keep repeating the same thing over and over again in the hopes that somebody would believe it to be true. Nothing is ever base upon facts, just repeated lies.
They said Obama would be a one-term president. Not true
They stated that the economy would never improve under Obama. Not true
They stated that Obama was not a US citizen. Not true
They stated that Obama lied about his college education. Not true
They stated that Obama lied about Benghazi. Not true
Conservatives have repeated one lie after another hoping something would stick, or hope that the people would revolt against the president.
The only thing that these certain groups have done is drive more people away from their core base.
The citizens of this country may not totally agree with everything Obama does or says, but they can not side with a group who's only mission is to erase the complete memory of the president.
teewee, there is a big difference in what Obama is doing now and what George W had done. Obama is responding to actions that certain groups had already done and what they are plannng. George W use made up assumptions that Iraq had WMD's and that terrorist were using the region as a safe haven. None of that which has been proven to this day. And you know as well as anyone else, the republicans would rather sit on their hands then approve anything Obama needs. So the president is taking charge like he should.posted @ Friday, September 26, 2014 - 12:02
snarkydude why don't you just let it go. You are just upset right now because Obama is able to get assistance from other countries, even those from Arab nations. Obama even has France assisting in this mission, something George W could not accomplish. No body wishes to see another long dragged out military conflict again. The only way this issue can be contain is by having other countries involved. At least the other countries put their faith in Obama as a person who can get something done, they did not believe so much in George W.posted @ Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 10:05
tee wee you have eyewitness testimony in the Brown case that differs from what the officer and his department states. Since neither of us were there, I find it amazing on how you can say that one incident is the truth in reference to the incident in Ferguson and the one in Salt Lake City has a number of issues.
On you knowing Reagan, what does that have to do with him being a bad president. Since you are saying Reagan was a friend of yours, its a sure bet that in your eyes he could never do wrong. So are you saying that since the ATC's were government employees, then they should have been fired? A true union person would have never done that, they would have found a way to work to a solution, not being the problem themselves.posted @ Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 15:45
tee wee at least post all the facts about the incident and not just partial facts. As stated the police were responding to the area of a report of a person waving a gun. A description was given to the officers of a possible suspect before they arrived on the scene. The officers encounter three subjects, one that match the description they were given. They ordered all three on the ground. This was confirmed by eyewitnesses on the scene. Two of the subjects complied, the third did not. That subject by officer and eyewitness accounts reached in his waist band. At that point the officer or officers fired their weapons. There has never been reported at this time by authorities if a weapon was recovered or not. The decease persons family are the only ones stating that he was unarmed.
If the citizens or family members of that area decide that they do not wish to protest or make the incident a national event, then they have that right. Or are you saying that because the officer is Black and that he killed a White male, than the officer must be guilty.
And please try not to quote anything about Reagan. he was the biggest heavy hand user of government abuse than anyone. Did you forget how he fired all the traffic controllers. How he removed various restrictions in the financial market i.e. the Savings and Loans and watched it falter.posted @ Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 11:19
grove600 you seem to keep getting angry over this and now you wish to allude to race in this matter, ok.
Fact: Who commits the most school shootings in this country. There not from the inner cities
Fact: After Spring-Break events and Mardi Gra, who causes the most damage and destruction. They may not call it a riot, but ask law enforcement officials in those areas what they think it should be call.
Fact: How many college age girls report sexual assaults after a night at a frat house.
I believe you need to get your eyes check. It seems that you are blinded on some issues. There is bad on all sides. So stop picking one and ignoring the others.posted @ Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 16:20
grove600 no one is claiming to be sitting on a high horse as much as you think that they are. By all means condemn the act or acts, but never judge unless you wish to be judge by those same standards that you have set. You say that you are judging from afar, how is that. You are receiving about the same information that everyone else is receiving. Were you there when the incident happen? Did you see the faces of the people who were causing the problems? Do you know if any of the ones who did the damage and destruction even lived in the area? Did the parents of the decease individual or community leaders tell others to go out and riot? There are so many questions still left unanswered. Are you not one of the main commenters who have said that you should post facts and not speculation?
us2b, that comment of yours was pretty funny, but shouldn't you have used a happy face? Just saying.posted @ Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 13:46
theold33, there are number of meetings and concerns citizens who bring their issues to the authorities all through the country. Its just as each of you have stated, its when the media decides who or what gets coverage. To make a statement as snarkydude is making is base upon no real facts. People have voice their opinions on the violence that has occurred, but most of the time their voices are drown out.
use2b, if you need a link to help you feel good about yourself, by all means use it. If what you are saying is a fact, that conservatives are happier than liberals, then why are you so sad. Every comment that I have seen you post is always negative about someone or something. That does not sound like a happy person to me.posted @ Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 11:23
grove600 how can you or anyone else pass judgement over a certain situation without having all the facts.
Did it say in the media that the decease person's parents, family members or those who were having a peaceful demostration participate in any looting?
Tell me this, why after the NHL chamiponship game this year did a number of people fight with the police, turned over vehicles and set fires? That was just a hockey game. What were their reasons?
I do not know what brings out the evil side of some, but one thing I do know I do not lump everyone into one basket. Deal with those on a individual basis and not as a group. So I think that should answer your question.posted @ Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 10:33
It's a shame that the only comments that each of you can make on this situation are negative ones.
use2b, you need to get all your facts straight and not just post what suits you. Yes the police did make the statement that there was a scuffle involving the officer and the now decease individual and that it possible occurred over the officers gun, but at the same time, witnesses on the scene stated a different version of the events which is different from the police statement. Since none of us were present at the time of the incident how can you and others assume one version is correct and the others are false? Lets wait until the investigation is complete.
No one here is condoning the illegal activities of a few, who took advantage of this situation. Some were going through the correct methods in to which to seek answers. Not everyone of color is a criminal, or worthless as most of you have in your minds. But then again, I don't expect anyone of you to have any thing positive to say. You are the same individuals who are holding out for hope that Obama would be impeach and/or imprison. Each one of you have been miserable since 2008 and nothing has change since.posted @ Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 09:31
The most important issue that a few here seem to ignore or have miss, is the importance of education. The report states that when our education system was at its strong point, we had a better class of workers and higher wages. I do not think anyone can dispute that.
When I attended high school, a student had three career paths that they could choose: General Studies, College Studies and Vocational Studies.
General Studies were for those who may seek only a couple of years of higher learning after high school and maintain a job during this process.
College Studies were for those who wish to seek a degree.
Vocational Studies prepare those studies who were looking to enter the workforce after high school. During those times we had auto mechanic shop, wood shop, home economics and etc.
As time went on cutbacks trimmed the various programs that schools provided to their students. Not many systems still provide those same programs due to lack of funding. Now we have a system in place which is one size fits all. We just throw everyone in and see who comes out on top.
Improve education and we may see a better improvement.
used2bafreecountry, this is the exact point that I am stating. You just avoided the issue. You seem to be all involved with Obama. Race relate issues have been around long before Obama was even born.
It seems that your hate for Obama is so great, that you can not even open your mind to anything else. It seems that you only see a Black man in the White House and that bothers you more than anything.
You are so consume with Obama. Even in past comments, if the issue had to do with sports, you found a way to bring Obama in the picture.
Get over it.
You are right, race issues are always brought up, put they are never discussed. Everyone gives their take on the matter, but no one has a solution.posted @ Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 11:15
It's funny how some of you jump on one band wagon when it appeals to you, but jump off when it does not.
When the Supreme Court ruled that the ACA or what most of you like to call it, Obamacare was the law of the land, a number of you made statements that the Court was wrong.
Now that they ruled on this one case, you know say that they are right. Which one is it? Are they right, or are they wrong?
For some here to make the comments that they are making today and say that race never factors in their thought process are just lying to themselves.
We all have made comments and/or decisions base upon race, religion, gender and etc. Its just who we are as a person.
As long as these issues can be discuss in a manner where it does not turn into hate or ridicule, then maybe peacefuly solutions can evolved from the talks.
The reason race related issues remain a top topic is because no one wishes to talk about them.
Those who bring up the issue are labelled as race baiters.
Those who bring their points of view in are called racist.
As long as we fight each other over this issue, we will never see a difference.
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