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A windfall for the makers of Zephrex-D. Brought to you by your local law enforcement officials. What company makes the drug? I need to place a market order for some of that stock on Schwab as quickly as possible.
I hope local officials and politicians are not violating SEC insider trading laws. Oct 1, 2012
So, according to Biermann's logic, when Obama is reelected a "loud and clear" message will be sent that the Tea Party are wrong? I guess so.
Who racked up huge debt during the 1980's? None other than your idol: Ronald Wilson Reagan. So, according to your logic, President Reagan was a liberal. (He was a democrat and leader of that "communistic" screen guild).
When an honorable President George HW Bush raised taxes to pay for government programs, you guys had heart attacks. He must have been a liberal as well. After all, his landmark legislative achievement was the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). That legislation costs businesses huge amounts of money every year to comply with evil regulations (must be a liberal for imposing regulations on small and large businesses).
THAT is exactly the problem with the republican party! They are so right wing that Ronald Reagan and George HW Bush are liberals! If not, please explain why Reagan (debt master) and Bush (tax raiser/regulation master) are not liberals according to your logic.
I eagerly await your response.
Lee Oct 1, 2012
Gene, Gene, Gene:
Wow, that is a lot to digest! Have you been listening to 97.1 at 9:00 (Glenn Beck)? Your letter sounds like a big conspiracy theory to destroy capitalism.
The "few powerful elite" people exist now. They are George Soros (Dem/Hedge Funds), Koch brothers (Rep/Georgia Pacific), and Adelson (Rep/LV Sands Casinos). They gladly hand out millions of dollars to SuperPACs to influence how you think-apparently it is money well spent.
Wake up Gene! The richest men in America are tricking you. I am including all political parties. Here is what they do: the richest guys pay for ads and airtime to communicate this "scary" version of socialism. Glenn Beck, Hannity, and others parrot those talking points during their respective shows. Meanwhile, they-richest men- participate in government welfare programs and crony capitalism.
Do you think that politicians-when formulating government programs- will forget that casino magnates, paper moguls, and hedge fund managers contributed large sums to their campaign? Doubt it.
Then, MSNBC uses their "reporters" to comment on news. What a joke! Big time liberal bias to scare dems to think that "big bad business" is going to enslave them. Blah, blah, blah. Soros and others pay for that trash.
You shouldn't be worrying about politicians buying votes. You should worry that the richest people in America are buying influence! And no, the rich are not going to lobby for free enterprise. They will try to get advantages over other businesses through government legislation.
Disclosure- I currently own sizable stakes in:
Exxon Mobil, Union Pacific Railroad, Pfizer, Berkshire Hathaway, Bank of New York, Coca-Cola
Sep 26, 2012
Are you over the age of 65? If so, I guess you are lazy because you receive government checks from Medicare and Social Security Insurance. Your statement is unfounded and lacks evidence.
1.) Please give me a reputable source that says people receiving SS and Medicare always vote Democrat.
2.) Please define what you consider a "government check"
Technically, one could argue that the standardized deduction (virtually everyone qualifies) and personal exemptions on income taxes are government subsidies. Farmers receive subsidies from the Department of Agriculture. Are those farmers lazy? No, the US does that to keep commodity prices artificially high. Still, they are receiving
If anything, bigtime donors are buying public policy with SuperPACS and high donations to candidates' committees. We are talking Koch (Rep), Soros (Dem), Adelson (R), etc. You need to be worried about big guys throwing around their money to buy influence. That is where the real "buying" is taking place. Sep 26, 2012
I disagree with Ms. Jones on almost all points except one: medical staff is not required for executions. I think that medical staff should be required to be on site during the procedure. Aug 6, 2012
Meth cooks/drug dealers/distributors = modern day bootleggers
Do you know what happened when the alcohol trade was made legal and regulated? The old bootleggers were put out of business. As Ken Burns's documentary on Prohibition stated:
"Prohibition made citizens criminals and the criminals into kings." The prohibition on drugs is making the guys at the top millions.
If you are going to prohibit drugs, why not prohibit cigarettes/tobacco? I bet some of you reading and disagreeing with me smoke cigs. You are partaking in a habit that is a deadly habit. Lung cancer is one of the most preventable cancers. They kill more and cost more in healthcare expenditures than meth.
1.) I know of a house that has been burned to the ground because someone was smoking in their bed.
2.) Children that have been abused by being burned by their parents.
3.) Children forced to inhale toxic fumes in their house.
4.) Liter on the roadways.
5.) People have died due to 2nd hand smoke.
6.) Property damage due to smoking in apartments and rentals driving the costs of rental properties forcing the poor to pay more rent. Jul 30, 2012
The Franklin County Sheriff's Office is not to be blamed for the traffic crash. One treads in dangerous waters if one blames the deputy for the entire incident. There was definitely a reason to stop the driver; a reckless driver could have killed a person on 47 without being chased. The 13 year old was weaving like a drunken driver.
That being said, I do not think officers should drive 135 MPH when chasing someone. That happened in Illinois and the trooper killed a bystander. That is not the case in this incident.
Should a 13 year old be certified to stand trial as an adult? Probably not. I don't know the criminal history of the 13 year old so I cannot make that judgement. Jul 30, 2012
The criminal investigation is still ongoing, so I don't think the Sheriff should release the tape. After that, I still fail to see the reason why the video tape is relevant to the journalist. I think that the written report should be allowed after the investigation is complete. I'm sure that the written report and video will be entered into evidence if there is a civil trial. Jul 30, 2012
Hey Eric Reichert,
Yes Eric, I must be an atheist considering I spent 2 hours last night reading the writings of John Wesley's sermons about Jesus' Sermon on the Mount. Would you like a copy?
So Be It,
LeeJul 25, 2012
Please show me the evidence that drug use is on the rise at Union High School. You know why they can't? The administration does not have evidence!
Instead, the administration scares the board into adopting a flawed policy. If drugs are such an issue at Union High, why don't we test all students and teachers and suspend those who have used "recreational" drugs. Arand should be the first one to take the test and reveal his results to the public so that we know that we can trust him with our children.
No one has published the costs of this proposed program. What are the costs the R-XI district will incur to administer these tests? The district doesn't even have a credible medical professional on staff to handle these issues. "... we will refer them to the Crider Health Center..."
I always thought it was a disservice to children to hire 2 police officers to patrol the schools and not have a pediatrician part-time on staff to handle health issues. In my judgement, that is wrong. Jul 24, 2012