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201  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Donald Trump on: March 14, 2016, 09:18:57 AM
However OTOH Trump is playing right into the hands of the left with the way in which he talks.  It seems to me he could be firm and strong but smarter about it.

202  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Donald Trump on: March 14, 2016, 08:53:21 AM
Definitely a double standard. 

these protesters show up solely to disrupt and get fight up to the faces of the attendees and they are the ones starting the confrontation.  If they want to do it outside where police have designated areas for this fine , but to sneak into the rallies and do this is clear they are the troublemakers

Notice there was not one peep mentioned on CNN about why that guy was being led out by police; the one who got sucker punched.  He was no angle obviously.

All the CNN feminazis with their concerned and and troubled looks about the "hate speech" at the Trump rallies. 

I would love to see some Trump or Cruz supporters sneak  into a Sanders or clinton rally and see how far they get before a mob beats on them.
203  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Cognitive Dissonance of the left on: March 13, 2016, 11:14:04 AM
Remember when Marco R committed the sin of reaching for a sip of water?  She gets a round of clapping:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wWl57AtKGY
204  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / China expanding military might in South China Sea on: March 13, 2016, 06:16:11 AM
My question is 'why'?  Why is China increasing military power in the South China Sea?  No one is threatening them.  The sea lanes are open.  What do they hope to achieve?  It could only mean some sort of expansion.  ? Is this against Japan.  Taiwan?   Indonesia?  What?  It would be like us building up atolls with military offensive capability in the Caribbean.

http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2016/03/11/intelligence-chief-china-will-have-substantial-military-power-in-south-china-sea-by-2017/
205  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Soros on: March 13, 2016, 06:07:38 AM
Surviving the holocaust partly by giving up information on his own people to the Nazis messed up his brain.
206  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Donald Trump on: March 13, 2016, 06:04:56 AM
From National Review:
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/03/12/national-review-white-working-class-communities-morally-indefensible-they-deserve-to-die/
207  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Donald Trump on: March 12, 2016, 10:01:01 AM
Well Rubio does score well on conservative review.  He would be winning if not for immigration probably.

https://www.conservativereview.com/scorecard
208  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Media Issues on: March 12, 2016, 09:55:39 AM
He is not "caught" in the chaos, he seeks it out and puts himself into the middle of it.  I don't know why members of the media have become the topics of some stories.  But they all seem to become celebrities after these episodes and their careers are enhanced:

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/donald-trump-chicago-canceled-rally-cbs-news-journalist-captured-tensions-before-arrest/
209  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: China on: March 12, 2016, 09:45:03 AM
Yes we spend hundreds of billions and probably trillions in R & D and they  just "march" in and steal the blueprints for comparatively nothing. 

So Gilder says 'big deal'?

He lost me on that one going back 16 yrs or thereabouts.
210  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: China on: March 12, 2016, 09:04:28 AM
Don't let your hatred for Trump cloud the fact we allow China to take advantage of us.

They are clearly catching up to us in every area.

I don't agree with one George Gilder who once shrugged it off and said something to the effect that stopping 1 billion Chinese is a fantasy. 

Ok fine but we don't have to make it easier for them at out expense.
We don't have to be stupid while they rip us off left and right.

211  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Donald Trump on: March 12, 2016, 05:54:50 AM
Yes I agree the polling is depressing.

The ones who have polled best against the Dems are rhinos.

Which basically means we have lost the country and it is over anyway.

212  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The electoral process, vote fraud, SEIU/ACORN et al, etc. on: March 11, 2016, 08:03:52 PM
Well wouldn't Democrat Party scabs say this,

'See we told you that forcing people to have voter IDs will suppress votes and disenfranchise people!'

Having done work at the nursing homes and seeing so many patients who are totally unaware of elections and many who have no visitors has made me wonder if it is not a frequent event for people to vote in their name.  And I have little doubt Republicans would be so inclined to do this.

Did anyone notice how the vote number spread in Michigan between Clinton and Sanders seemed to get narrower and narrower.  Gee, coincidence?

213  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Donald Trump on: March 11, 2016, 07:48:34 PM
"How am I supposed to vote for this fcuktard?"

Hold your nose, and keep an image of Hillary Clinton in your mind and the possibility of holding that thought for 8 years.
214  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Trump is right about China on: March 11, 2016, 08:32:17 AM
people I have spoken to about China who have first hand knowledge tell me the Chinese are laughing at us and think we are stupid. Only Trump points this out:

http://www.cnbc.com/2016/03/11/trump-may-be-proven-right-on-china-tariffs-chang.html
215  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Vast Left Wing Conspiracy, Sedition, and Treason? on: March 11, 2016, 08:14:40 AM
Just another liberal Ivy leaguer who hates America and Israel.

That is part of the qualifications to work with Brock.

Hate Israel and blame America for everything.
216  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Heroin poppy farming up 40 x since US in Afghanistan on: March 10, 2016, 09:47:33 AM
Money laundering from drug trafficking accounts for 6% of banking as much as oil and gas?

Though bank employees are complicit none ever go to jail, unlike the nickel and dime drug pusher on the corner:

http://takimag.com/article/narco_liquidity_hargreaves_allen#axzz42Vz4Qvnw
217  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Joe Kennedy on: March 09, 2016, 07:40:15 PM
Father of the left's beloved royal family.  His hatred of Jews.. This is a section out of Wikipeiai:

******According to Harvey Klemmer, who served as one of Kennedy's embassy aides, Kennedy habitually referred to Jews as "kikes or sheenies". Kennedy allegedly told Klemmer that "[some] individual Jews are all right, Harvey, but as a race they stink. They spoil everything they touch."[40] When Klemmer returned from a trip to Germany and reported the pattern of vandalism and assaults on Jews by Nazis, Kennedy responded, "Well, they brought it on themselves."[44]

On June 13, 1938, Kennedy met with Herbert von Dirksen, the German ambassador to the United Kingdom, in London, who claimed upon his return to Berlin that Kennedy had told him that "it was not so much the fact that we want to get rid of the Jews that was so harmful to us, but rather the loud clamor with which we accompanied this purpose. [Kennedy] himself fully understood our Jewish policy."[45] Kennedy's main concern with such violent acts against German Jews as Kristallnacht was that they generated bad publicity in the West for the Nazi regime, a concern that he communicated in a letter to Charles Lindbergh.[46]

Kennedy had a close friendship with Viscountess Nancy Witcher Langhorne, wife of Viscount Waldorf Astor of the Astor family. The correspondence between them is reportedly replete with anti-Semitic statements.[47] According to Edward Renehan:

As fiercely anti-Communist as they were anti-Semitic, Kennedy and Astor looked upon Adolf Hitler as a welcome solution to both of these "world problems" (Nancy's phrase)..... Kennedy replied that he expected the "Jew media" in the United States to become a problem, that "Jewish pundits in New York and Los Angeles" were already making noises contrived to "set a match to the fuse of the world".[48]

By August 1940, Kennedy worried that a third term as the President for Roosevelt would mean war. As Leamer reports, "Joe believed that Roosevelt, Churchill, the Jews, and their allies would manipulate America into approaching Armageddon."[49] Nevertheless, Kennedy supported Roosevelt's third term in return for Roosevelt's promise to support Joseph Kennedy, Jr., in a run for Governor of Massachusetts in 1942.[50] However, even during the darkest months of World War II, Kennedy remained "more wary of" prominent American Jews, such as Associate Justice Felix Frankfurter, than he was of Hitler.[51]

Kennedy told the reporter Joe Dinneen:

It is true that I have a low opinion of some Jews in public office and in private life. That does not mean that I..... believe they should be wiped off the face of the Earth..... Jews who take an unfair advantage of the fact that theirs is a persecuted race do not help much..... Publicizing unjust attacks upon the Jews may help to cure the injustice, but continually publicizing the whole problem only serves to keep it alive in the public mind.******
218  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / The comments are also interesting on: March 09, 2016, 05:38:43 PM
There is a comment below the above Sanders video by a man who says ,  "as a black man I am saddened by the fact I have a 1/3 chance of going to jail"

This is an example of their warped logic.  Just because one in 3 blacks commit crimes and wind up in jail does not mean this guys' chances of going to jail is 1 in 3.  As long as he doesn't commit a crime his chances of going to jail is ZERO.   Oh I get it.  Police are going around the country rounding up blacks and throwing them in jail for no reason.  OK
 
What is it with blacks that they are always making excuses and blaming someone else for their lot and actions?

Nearly every other immigrant or minority group is blowing past them in life.  That says it all.

The entitlement mentality or the victim mentality is just endless.  If we pay then each 50 K or 100K reparations will that satisfy them ?  What's the deal?
219  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / she is so brave and so clever, is she not? on: March 09, 2016, 04:14:08 PM
What a stalwart in the world. Iran problem -> knee jerk -> "sanctions"!  (You mean the ones Brock just lifted?)

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-missiles-idUSKCN0WB0I9
220  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Senator Marco Rubio on: March 09, 2016, 02:40:23 PM
Seems the political damage he did to himself with participation in the gang of 8 was just too great to overcome.

Rush was questioning whether his purpose (and Kasich's) in staying in is to foil Cruz.
221  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / End of Reagan era on: March 09, 2016, 11:45:15 AM
Certainly the left would love to have us think so.
Frankly we have been out of the "Reagan" era for some time.  Has little to do with Trump.  "making America great again" is absolutely a theme from Reagan.  Making us proud not ashamed of our country certainly are themes from Reagan.  So I don't agree with Joe on this:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/video/joe-scarborough-donald-trumps-rise-144831312.html

222  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / twisted logic to protect yer gal on: March 09, 2016, 08:49:21 AM
Twisted logic also called Clintonisms.   I say don't beother with distortions, denials, and cover ups.  If the left is not going to enforce the law then just say so.  Spare us the crap:

******Investors Business Daily POLITICS

ON THE LEFT

*Here’s Why Hillary Clinton Is Unlikely To Be Indicted*
(AP)
(AP)
RUTH MARCUS 3/08/2016 3:39 PM EST

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For those of you salivating — or trembling — at the thought of Hillary Clinton being clapped in handcuffs as she prepares to deliver her acceptance speech this summer: deep, cleansing breath. Based on the available facts and the relevant precedents, criminal prosecution of Clinton for mishandling classified information in her emails is extraordinarily unlikely.

My exasperation with Clinton’s use of a private email server while secretary of state is long-standing and unabated. Lucky for her, political idiocy is not criminal.

“There are plenty of unattractive facts but not a lot of clear evidence of criminality, and we tend to forget the distinction,” American University law professor Stephen Vladeck, an expert on prosecutions involving classified information, told me. “This is really just a political firestorm, not a criminal case.”

Could a clever law student fit the fact pattern into a criminal violation? Sure. Would a responsible federal prosecutor pursue it? Hardly — absent new evidence, based on my conversations with experts in such prosecutions.

There are two main statutory hooks. Title 18, Section 1924, a misdemeanor, makes it a crime for a government employee to “knowingly remove” classified information “without authority and with the intent to retain such documents or materials at an unauthorized location.”

Prosecutors used this provision in securing a guilty plea from former CIA Director David Petraeus, who was sentenced to probation and fined $100,000. But there are key differences between Petraeus and Clinton.

Petraeus clearly knew that the material he provided to Paula Broadwell was classified and that she was not authorized to view it. “Highly classified … code word stuff in there,” he told her. He lied to FBI agents, the kind of behavior that tends to inflame prosecutors.

In Clinton’s case, by contrast, there is no clear evidence that Clinton knew (or even should have known) that the material in her emails was classified. Second, it is debatable whether her use of the private server constituted removal or retention of material. Finally, the aggravating circumstance of false statements to federal agents is, as far as we know, absent.

The government used the same statute in 2005 against former national security adviser Sandy Berger, sentenced to probation and fined $50,000. Here, too, the conduct was more evidently egregious than the public record shows about Clinton’s. Berger, at the National Archives preparing for the 9/11 investigations, twice took copies of a classified report out of the building, hiding the documents in his clothes.

For Clinton, the worst public fact involves a 2011 email exchange with aide Jake Sullivan. When she has trouble receiving a secure fax, Clinton instructs Sullivan to “turn (it) into nonpaper (with) no identifying heading and send nonsecure.” But Clinton has said that she was not asking for classified information. In any event, it does not appear that anyone followed her instructions.

Another possible prosecutorial avenue involves the Espionage Act. Section 793(d) makes it a felony for a person entrusted with “information relating to the national defense” who “willfully communicates, delivers (or) transmits” it to an unauthorized person. That might be a stretch given the “willfully” requirement.

Section 793(f) covers a person with access to “national defense information” who through “gross negligence permits the same to be removed from its proper place of custody or delivered to anyone in violation of his trust.” The government has used the “gross negligence” provision to prosecute a Marine sergeant who accidentally put classified documents in his gym bag and then hid them in his garage rather than return them, and an Air Force sergeant who put classified material in a dumpster so he could get home early.

The argument here would be that Clinton engaged in such “gross negligence” by transferring information she knew or should have known was classified from its “proper place” onto her private server, or by sharing it with someone not authorized to receive it.  Yet, as the Supreme Court has said, “gross negligence” is a “nebulous” term. Especially in the criminal context, it would seem to require conduct more like throwing classified materials into a dumpster than putting them on a private server that presumably had security protections.

My point here isn’t to praise Clinton’s conduct. She shouldn’t have been using the private server for official business in the first place. It’s certainly possible that she was cavalier about discussing classified material on it; that would be disturbing, but she wouldn’t be alone, especially given rampant overclassification.

The handling of the emails is an entirely legitimate subject for FBI investigation. That’s a far cry from an indictable offense.*****
223  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / more on PACS on: March 08, 2016, 01:05:02 PM
Maybe they have hurt Republicans, not helped:
http://www.newsweek.com/dark-money-boomerang-republican-party-434499?rx=us
224  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Trump will likely reduce not increase Republican turnout on: March 08, 2016, 09:42:50 AM
This is absolutely true that some Republicans would vote for Hillary over Trump.  Without a doubt many would simply stay home.  So for those who tell us he would bring voters to the Republican side there are many he would drive away - in droves - probably much worse then Romney.  My own sister is one of them.  She is very afraid of Trump.  He is nuts she says.  Unfortunately I could not convince her to consider Cruz either who she says no one he works with likes him.  He was always this way even when he was an aide. 

http://www.thewrap.com/fox-news-bret-baier-some-republicans-could-back-hillary-clinton-over-donald-trump/
225  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / brokered meeting between tech and GOP insiders on: March 08, 2016, 08:11:45 AM
I wonder who elected Kristol, Rove, or Larry Page.  And i wonder what in the world tech CEOs have got to do with it other than undermining our own tech grads with cheaper foreign workers.

Is countering this why Trump recently did an about face on visas?   Levin points out the a large percentage of our grads cannot get jobs.  And evidence surely points out that all the new jobs go to foreigners.  Well I had many foreign IT workers as patients and none were geniuses that warrant them being hired over US born.  Again the GOP (along with the vote hungry crats) continue to sell us out.

Notice that not one mention that while stopping Trump could be  conjoined with lets rally around Cruz?Huh  Again the voters are ignored:

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/03/07/tech-ceos-and-top-republicans-take-secret-meetings-to-stop-trump-with-brokered-convention/

PP where are you.

Crafty ,  can you email PP and ask if he would return to the board.  I  miss his posts.
226  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / spouse abuse on: March 08, 2016, 06:48:53 AM
This is not rare.  Indeed, it somewhat common after abuse.  The abuser will, when in view of health personnel, go out of his way to seem like the doting husband.  Not only to fool the health care workers but to be present to intimidate the wife from talking: 

https://www.yahoo.com/news/woman-wakes-from-coma-and-accuses-bedside-084842810.html
227  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Hillbillary Clintons long, sordid, and often criminal history on: March 07, 2016, 06:23:03 AM
Doug writes,

"Others responded in kind, but Donald is who brought this down, single-handedl"

Yes and no.  He obviously has the help of 25 to 40% of the Republican vote.  Why?  Because the Republican Party has ignored them for many years.

That responsibility rests squarely with the party people.  As for immigration,  Trump is right that we would not even be talking about it if not for him.

And he is right about China laughing at us.

But that may be about it.
228  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Is social science politically biased? on: March 06, 2016, 06:16:33 PM
Duh  rolleyes  :

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/is-social-science-politically-biased/

229  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / From Medical economics on: March 06, 2016, 06:07:14 PM
Medical EconomicsEHRLog in to save to my locker
Your Voice: EHRs can’t replace face-to-face patient care
February 25, 2016   
Elizabeth Pector, MD, regrets that electronic health record (EHR) interoperability is sub maximal. (“An interoperability report from the field: It’s not pretty,” October 10, 2015) That prevents the flow of continuity of care documents and hence clinical usefulness.  She ascribes this to those who insist on using old technologies such as “Egyptian papyrus” and even ‘facsimiles.”
I am, however, perplexed. All doctors, even technomanics, are heavily besieged to practice EBM (evidence-based medicine) and we should. EBM is based on clinical studies, either randomized clinical trials, or retrospective studies.
But there are few studies for EHRs. So would it not be instructive and useful, if the profession had a large study, 100% interoperable with CCD’s, over many years using a large cohort?  That would prove that EHRs lower costs, and improve morbidity and mortality (M&M).
But we are in luck. There is such a study–retrospective–35 million people over three years, in my native Canada. And did it reduce M&M? Nope. But it did save a lot of money–$750 million. But that is only 0.2% of all medical spending in Canada.
So Canada presses ahead with the folly but at least has made EHRs optional, except in hospitals. And so has Western Europe, including the UK after spending billions on interoperability, CCDs and other acronymic addictions.
So once again the U.S. insists on mandatory EBM but not EBSM (evidence based social engineering.) In return for such folly the technomanics have again conned the profession into another Trojan horse.  The winners are the EBCPV, (ecosystem of bureaucrats, coders, publishers and vendors).
The losers, once again, are physicians who are forced to spend billions on systems, and of course, lose more autonomy. And above all, the sacred patient/doctor interface is further dehumanized by morphing doctors into sterile wedges.

February 25, 2016   

But there is hope for Dr. Pector and real clinicians.  It is the mother of all acronyms, TAHBLATTOTD (taking a history by listening and talking to other treating doctors.) It was a technology developed by an ancient teacher – Sir William Osler. It is accomplished by two simple actions:
1) Sitting face to face, rather than face to keyboard, with a live subject and talking and listening.
2) Using a device called a telephone. It’s very simple. And it has great advantages over the other EHRs. It is hack resistant, HIPAA compliant, costs much less than $50,000 per user, seldom needs IT repair, is user friendly, interoperable, portable, and reaches all 50 states in real time.
Above all, it excludes about 95% of the vapid, useless information in current EHRs. It is also Osler compliant: “observe, record, tabulate, communicate use your five senses.  Learn to see, hear, feel, smell and become expert” (ancient adage, circa, 1920).
I am far from being a Luddite but the current infatuation with EHRs to the exclusion of all else borders on lunacy. It should not and must not subsume clinical medicine.  It should augment and not replace face to face.  Such is rarely mentioned in articles by technocrats.
Unfortunately  the combo probably won’t catch on. It prevents profiteering by EBCPV. So the profession will absorb this latest Trojan horse fostered upon us by those who created 40 years of acronyms “HMO, PPO, HPS, DRG, RPR, PQRS, MU, etc., none of which have slowed costs or improved much care.
Which reminds me, in keeping with Dr. Pector’s theme, of another ancient papyrus.  It is an observation although non-Egyptian – “there is no new thing under the sun” (Ecclesiastes 1:9, circa 300 BCE.)

Calvin Ennis, MD
Pascagoula, MiSsissippi
230  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Hillbillary Clintons long, sordid, and often criminal history on: March 06, 2016, 05:28:41 PM
Doug,

"The Republican primaries turned out to be a circular firing squad, dividing and destroying the right while chasing away the undecideds and the persuadable."

I don't understand why we have to have debates week after week like this.

A field of 18 to start instead of being a plus turned into a disaster.

And too many debates every week.  All they do is turn the whole damn thing into a circus and make money for the media.

There has to be a better way.

"People are smart enough to distrust Hillary, and then vote for her anyway,"

It is amazing how the Democrats always seem to stick  together in the end.  Like Spartans. 
 
231  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Trump is changing for some reason - are we seeing him moving left? on: March 04, 2016, 07:50:14 PM
As pointed out on Mark Levin tonight Trump is now reversing course on the J1 visa program and appears to be slowly moving left.

Now he is for it.

This is a huge cave.  If he keeps this up his 35% will finally see the writing on the wall and start moving (hopefully) to Cruz or my distant second choice Rubio.

http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/271765-trump-quickly-walks-back-remarks-on-visas
232  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: 2016 Presidential on: March 04, 2016, 07:44:30 PM
Speaking of Bobby Jindal


The new leftist socialist (I mean democrat) governor is already trashing him for a budget deficit.

No mention that a lot of it has to do with a crash in oil prices.  So what do you do when your state is in recession?  Well if you are a damn liberal you - hike taxes - to squeeze the people who produce even more so they can pay for the wealth re distribution programs.

You want to keep the second poorest state poor.  Watch what happens in the next 4 yrs.
233  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Political Rants & interesting thought pieces on: March 04, 2016, 03:10:39 PM
"Paul Ryan isn't going to be the President"

That is right.  So why is there a pac trying to rally him to run?

These last minute desperation moves by establishment types is not helping ( and I don't want to hear these very same people suggest there is no "establishment" - they know who and what we mean)

I can only conclude that the people behind these pacs are con artists taking money from people who have money.

None of this helps the right.

234  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Loius Farrakhan for Trump on: March 04, 2016, 12:46:13 PM
Because he "doesn't take money from Jews":

http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2016-03-01/louis-farrakhan-on-donald-trump-i-like-what-im-looking-at

Now where is the public outrage???

235  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Pacs sound like scams and cons on: March 04, 2016, 11:59:44 AM
OK new pac now wants to recruit Paul Ryan now for President.  A lot of people taking big salaries from these PACs..  They are opportunists for sure.  And a bunch of suckers jumping right in:

http://www.rollcall.com/news/super_pac_outside_spending_chiefs_make_big_bucks-230166-1.html
236  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / one analysis of Trump's health care plan on: March 04, 2016, 07:15:24 AM
I have no opinion on this analysis though it sounds reasonable:

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2016/03/03/physicians-take-on-trumps-health-care-plan.html
237  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Such people will not be missed on: March 04, 2016, 06:49:20 AM
http://mashable.com/2016/03/03/move-to-canada-trump/#kJPxHVMpoaqY
238  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Tax Policy on: March 03, 2016, 07:40:29 PM
Hi objectivist,

Playing devils advocate not that I disagree with Walt.

Walt Williams who I like writes:  "Exactly what percentage of total federal income taxes should the 1-percenters pay? I seriously doubt whether you will get any kind of coherent answer."

A liberal, or redistributionist might respond with this:  (depending on whose numbers one chooses to believe)

http://www.cnbc.com/2016/01/17/62-people-have-as-much-wealth-as-worlds-36b-poorest-oxfam-finds-ahead-of-davos.html

or

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35339475

or
http://www.ips-dc.org/billionaire-bonanza/
239  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: 2016 Presidential on: March 03, 2016, 04:49:52 PM
great idea  grin

240  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Rules of the Road/Fire Hydrant on: March 03, 2016, 11:06:01 AM
Crafty, 

Do you think Big Dog would have an opinion or be willing to give his thoughts on the Hillary email scandal?
241  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Oberlin touts free speech on: March 03, 2016, 11:04:06 AM
I wondr how the college would have reacted if the speaker was Jewish and the topic was black conspiracy theories:

http://nypost.com/2016/03/02/oberlin-college-president-stands-by-anti-semitic-professor/
242  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Lib strategy now clear on: March 03, 2016, 10:46:07 AM
Ok here we go.  The lib's strategy against Trump is now clear.  He is the new Hitler:

http://www.vox.com/2015/2/11/8016017/ny-times-hitler
243  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / above article is food for thought on: March 03, 2016, 09:58:26 AM
Good article in that it is food for thought.

I can see some similarities to the rise of real "fascism" in Germany and Italy in the early 1900's.  I agree that there are many in this country who feel sold out by the "elites" for lack of better term.   This includes myself.   And the *populist* angle to the comparison.

I would suggest that Trump's popularity is more about anger than hate.  Anger at those who are taking advantage of America.  The illegals and foreign nations who repeatedly best us in trade deals etc.

OF course the left will label this anger to drum up voter support to continue their agenda.  And Trump keeps making the mistake of singling out Mexicans.   No one here hates Mexicans or other illegals.  But we sure do resent their coming here against our laws.  I keep saying it doesn't matter where they are from if they are illegal then we should enforce the laws.

And I don't hear Trump calling for a call to arms or building up our military.  If anything he wants to stay out of foreign wars.  The neocons are the ones up in arms about that which proves my point on that.

I like the mental exercise. 
244  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Hillbillary Clintons long, sordid, and often criminal history on: March 02, 2016, 10:45:43 PM
“There was wrongdoing,” said a former senior law enforcement official. “But was it criminal wrongdoing?”

  Everyone already knows crimes were committed.  huh   the question is not was the law broken multiple times but is anyone going to really do anything about it.
245  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Donald Trump on: March 02, 2016, 10:40:43 PM
One would think the repubs would rally around a health plan like this.

Levin who has spent the last several years bashing Obamacare give Trump a "bad" rating on health care.  Why?  because Trump said we have to take care of the very poor homeless?

Why his plan is exactly what Levin has been calling for!   huh

246  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Donald Trump on: March 02, 2016, 07:44:58 PM
notice the date : July 2015.
247  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Romney: ad NAUSEUM on: March 02, 2016, 03:00:46 PM
3 or 4 time loser is giving speech tomorrow .  "Major speech"

He will kill the Republican party not save it.  I will not vote for him.

We have Cruz and Rubio.

He should be rallying around one of them or if they cannot do it - Trump.

We will see.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/03/02/romney-to-make-major-speech-on-2016-race.html
248  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: 2016 Presidential on: March 02, 2016, 12:44:00 PM
Doug,
since you are more closely involved then me what would you say that Trump will have to do to reverse this gap?

I really don't believe his changing the consideration for temporarily banning Muslims is truly the key.  That is just a leftist tool.  I don't really think the goal of dealing firmly with illegals is the key.

Perhaps if he stops the vulgarity?  What do you think?

More conservatism?
249  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / This must be Ronald Reagan's fault on: March 02, 2016, 10:53:22 AM
https://www.yahoo.com/news/syphilis-outbreak-plaguing-las-vegas-013800618.html
250  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / National Review is for Hillary on: March 02, 2016, 10:26:23 AM
Kristol Lays Out Strategy to Give White House to Hillary: Trump ‘Shouldn’t Win’

by JOHN NOLTE2 Mar 20161,859
In order to defeat Donald Trump,  The Weekly Standard’s Bill Kristol admits he is prepared to hand Hillary Clinton the Oval Office. On Wednesday’s “Morning Joe,” the Republican Establishment leader laid out his plot to deprive Trump of the 50% of delegates necessary to secure the nomination. From there, the idea is to go into a brokered convention and cut a kamikaze deal that awards enough delegates to an “acceptable” candidate (who will have won far fewer votes, states, and delegates than Trump).

The problem with the Establishment brokering a behind-closed-door deal that hands the nomination to a Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)79%
, is that the backlash against the Republican Party is almost certain to hand Hillary Clinton the presidency.

If a bunch of rich, angry GOP elites rob Trump supporters of their victory, the blowback will result in so many voters staying home in November, Hillary wins. As NBC’s Chuck Todd pointed out last night, at this point the delegate math is such that the only way to stop Trump is through this scheme at the convention.

As you’ll see below, that outcome is preferable to Kristol, and by extension it is safe to assume that outcome is also fine with the rest of the Republican Establishment.

JOE SCARBOROUGH: The fact of the matter is that you know there is no historical precedent with someone doing as well as Candidate Trump did yesterday — winning New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada, [losing the nomination] has never happened before, and as you know there is a momentum, a forward progress–

BILL KRISTOL: Right, so we have to stop the momentum, I totally agree.

SCARBOROUGH: So that’s my question. There’s no cheering here. I am looking at facts.

KRISTOL: To your credit, you have correctly seen that this was not going to be the historically normal year, and it’s not, so maybe we go–

SCARBOROUGH: So how do you beat him?

KRISTOL: You have to beat him in Florida and Ohio, the first two winner-take-all states, which means there has to be a de facto agreement between the opposition candidates — between the resistance to Trump, which I am proud to be a part of, because I think he’d be a terrible nominee and a terrible president…

SCARBOROUGH: You have the authority to broker that deal right now?

KRISTOL: Well, they need to. They need to defer to Rubio in Florida and probably to Kasich in Ohio, and say, or imply, that if you are a Cruz voter in Ohio, and if you look up the day before the primary and it’s Trump 42%, Kasich 35% — vote for Kasich. And the truth is if Trump doesn’t win Florida and Ohio, it remains very much of an open race. …

Donald Trump [so far] has 35% of the popular vote and 47% of the delegates. That’s a lot better than having 24% of the popular vote and 25% of the delegates, granted. …

JOHN HEILEMANN: Just to go a little further on this topic of what Bill’s advocating: As you talk more and more to Republicans, who will say to you privately and sometimes publicly, that they would rather vote for Hillary Clinton than for Donald Trump, [these are the] people who are going to try to stop him — their attitude is: We know that would happen at a contested convention if we took the nomination away from a Donald Trump [who has won through] a plurality of delegates.

What would happen is that we would likely alienate his supporters and we would likely lose the presidential election. But their position is that it would be better for us to lose the [general] election than to have Donald Trump tear the Party in half as the nominee.

Now you can say that’s suicidal, but that is the posture of people [worried] about the negative effects down ballot.

KRISTOL: And [Trump] would still lose the election. And shouldn’t win the election, So, yeah, I agree.

This is a good time to ask where this scorch-earthed mentality was when America needed it most to stop Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012.
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