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10 years ago @ KCPQ-TV - Shot 16 times by offic... · 1 reply · +5 points

Unfortunately it would be the taxpayers bearing the burden and not the oafs who committed this crime or their bosses. The insult is that they held a kangaroo court and said it was justified.

12 years ago @ The Election 2012 News... - Sandra Fluke's Claim o... · 0 replies · 0 points

I would be interested to know what pills cost $1,000+ per year. My wife gets the same cysts and until recently took $34/mo. Ortho pills from CVS. with no insurance for meds. Several years ago my sister was on the same thing. I took her to PP myself and she got them for free. I'm having a hard time believing one woman is spending $50K per year on tuition and boarding, probably drops $100 a month on an iPhone and another hundred on Starbucks, but can't get fill a <$40 prescription. This is purely political.

12 years ago @ The Election 2012 News... - Sandra Fluke's Claim o... · 2 replies · 0 points

Availability of choice? This was a well known precondition! Everyone with half a brain KNOWS that Jesuit institutions do not provide contraceptives or family planning means. And yes, it is about forcing someones view onto someone else, in this case you are trying to force the church. The school isn't saying you cannot have it; merely that you will have to pay for it yourself. Armed with all of this knowledge ahead of time, why would these naked Marxists choose to attend this school, if not for revolutionary purposes?

12 years ago @ The Election 2012 News... - Sandra Fluke's Claim o... · 1 reply · +1 points

So PAY FOR IT YOURSELF. Ortho is what,$10 a month 20 at the most? Only the new contraceptives (Seasonique, Nuva, etc.) are expensive. Regular old birth control pills (like the ones described in the article) are cheaper than dinner and a movie.

My god this has turned into such a nanny society. Does anyone take responsibility for their own life?

12 years ago @ The Election 2012 News... - Sandra Fluke's Claim o... · 3 replies · +1 points

What I'm interested to know is since when does college come with a health plan?

This is like men suing because they can't work as a Hooters waitress. This woman (and all of her friends) knew before enrolling that GTown is a Jesuit school! Nobody is preventing these women from paying for their own meds, and they knew going in that the school would not pay for it.

12 years ago @ The Election 2012 News... - Sandra Fluke's Claim o... · 1 reply · +1 points

The church isn't preventing anyone from doing anything. They are simply refusing to pay for it.

12 years ago @ The Election 2012 News... - Sandra Fluke's Claim o... · 0 replies · +1 points

Depends on who is paying for the insurance coverage. The company I work for does not pay for a plan that covers lifestyle medicines like Viagra, but it does cover basic birth control pills. My wife's employer's health plan doesn't cover any meds, so we pay OOP about $60 every 90 days for Depo.

The idea here is FREEDOM for the consumer (in this case a Jesuit university) to buy the plan they want, instead of the government mandating this and regulating that.

12 years ago @ - Paul Claims Victory Fo... · 1 reply · +2 points

Is there any indication that any other nation has a desire to be the "world's policeman"?

We should put Ben Bernanke in charge of the EU and he can print a few trillion Euros since that sane monetary policy is working so well for the Dollar.

12 years ago @ - Paul Claims Victory Fo... · 2 replies · +1 points

Faulty analogy. Society has long accepted the need to maintain order, and have, as a community, created laws and sworn peace officers to uphold it. They are given a book of laws and departmental rules for how to enforce the laws within their jurisdiction.

Policing is something done to maintain order in ones own community. A more apt comparison might be if the city of Tampa sent police officers to the city of Detroit because they think a criminal might be there getting ready to travel to Florida to commit a crime. Detroit is sovereign, and would not tolerate Tampa's interference, and the residents of Detroit would likely be furious at outside police coming and arresting them and telling them how to run their affairs. What we are doing in the Middle East isn't policing our own community.

Here is another comparison. We are going into the neighbor across the street's yard and cutting down his tree because its leaves might fall on our yard some day. Then after we cut it down we plant a tree that we like in its place, then pay people to perpetually stand in his yard and water the tree. He liked his old tree and wants you to leave. Romney and Santorum and Obama are trying to figure out what kind of tree to plant, who should water it, and how much. Ron Paul is saying it isn't our danm tree, we can't afford the tree or the guy to water it, and we have plenty of leaves to rake in our own yard from our own trees.

12 years ago @ - Paul Claims Victory Fo... · 0 replies · +9 points

We were attacked on 9/11 by Muslim terrorists...NOT the government of Iraq and Saddam Hussein; NOT the government of Afghanistan, yet look where we ended up. A ten year war in both countries with thousands of American lives lost, trillions of dollars in military ops and hardware financed at interest. There is no justification for it!

An official in one of the most hated regimes in history, H. Goering, said the following of war:
“Naturally the common people don't want war; neither in Russia, nor in England, nor in America, nor in Germany. That is understood. But after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.”

Does it not ring true? And what of blowback? The United States has been conducting clandestine operations in the Middle East for six decades, and those operations have resulted in regime change after regime change. Puppets of our CIA. If the American People knew half of what has gone on they would be outraged, but they've been told that these Muslims hate us because we are free and prosperous. If so why not attack Canada and Switzerland?

You've been sold a lie, and you are defending the lie with the fervor of a religious zealot.

Let's address the wars you're asking about.
-Korea- Truman took us to war in Korea because he was trying to stop communism in Asia. WHO CARES? Yes, we now have a good trade partner in South Korea, and get lots of plastic junk and electronics from them for cheap. But China is communist, and we also trade with them. In the final analysis would it really matter if all of Korea had been left on their own by the USA? It was a stupid war where Truman was competing with the USSR for world domination and it never should have happened. Even if we won, we lost more than we ever had to gain. The same could be said of Vietnam.
WWI- German submarines sank the Lusitania (a British passenger ship) with 120 or so Americans followed by several US merchant vessels, then attempted to make an ally of Mexico in a war against the US. The nation of Germany committed acts of war against the US. War was justified. We declared it, fought it, won it, and went home.
WWII- Japan attacked Pearl Harbor then Germany declared war as their ally. We declared it, fought it, won it, and went home.
The Cold War was nothing but a prick measuring contest.