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Mike, the Fifth Amendment provides you protection from providing INCRIMINATING information to the police. Your name, adderss, insurance information, etc., is not considered incriminating. You obviously do not understand the Fifth Amendment at all. Try cooperating. And if you get pulled over that often, try driving slower.4 weeks ago
The planet is over crowded. There are not enough jobs for everyone. Yet we continue to try and find ways to extend the human lifespan. We should not be encouraging people to eat healthier and live longer. We should encourage them to gorge on the worst foods and die sooner. We need to stop lengthening the circle of life.4 weeks ago
The telecommunications act of 1984 already prohibits sending unsolicited marketing text messages. It prohibits sending unsolicited marketing messages to fax machines and any other telecommunications device where it costs the recipient money. Text messages are paid for by the recipient, even if they have unlimited texting on their phone, thus the unsolicited text messages (and phone calls) are illegal. This has already been upheld by various federal courts.
The problem is enforcing the law. The unsolicited marketers are usually scammers who do not use their own phone numbers for the caller ID, or who use no phone number whatsoever (Caller Unknown). Many of them are from outside the US. This bill looks good for the politicians, but will do very little to deter the marketers. They simply do not care what the law says.1 month ago
You all realize we are talking about pen knives here, right? Blade no longer than 2.5 inches and no wider than 1/4 inch. No fixed blades. Tiny pen knives. Sorry, but I cannot see someone hijacking a plane with one of those. Most countries have allowed these on domestic and international flights for years. Can't say I have ever heard of an incident on a flight involving a pen knife. 2 months ago
SculptorDad: How stupid are you for your comment? The child is five years old and was probably unaware that there was nobody to meet him at the bus stop. He trusted the adults and the adults let him down.5 months ago
The fact is, the wealthy are not paying the same as their hired help. Why are the rich paying effective tax rates around 14% when the hired help is paying an effective tax rate of about 18%? Is that fair? Why are people who own mansions, luxury cars, two, three, four, five and more homes, show horses, etc. paying a lower tax rate than the people who they hire to take care of all those items and need their pay to feed themselves and their families? The highest tier tax rate for the uber rich was at one time 91%. Yes, 91%. Nobody is asking to return to those days, but the fact that the uber rich are paying a lower effective tax rate than the hired help is not acceptable, either.5 months ago
It amazes me how ignorant people are about illegal immigrants. Deport all the illegal immigrants and watch the prices of just about every necessity skyrocket. It is estimated that there are 300,000 illegals working in the farming industry for less than minimum wage, tending the fields, harvesting the produce. Deport these illegals and watch food prices skyrocket as food shortages will plague the US. I have seen the illegals on their hands and knees weeding the fields in 115 degree heat. How many Americans do you think would want that job? The union representing the farming industry advertised 300,000 jobs. They received about 4,000 applications, and half of those were jokes. Sure, get rid of the illegals. That will hit your wallet far more than having them here. They do the jobs nobody else wants to do. They do it for less than minimum wage. They serve a purpose.9 months ago
I think that the voters will see Romney and Ryan for what they are: snake oil salesman. I think that most people will realize the damage that these two would do to the average American. I think that most people realize that Romney/Ryan are in this to represent the rich, not the average, hard working American. I think that most voters will realize that the economic problems of this country started before Obama took office and that the Republicans have done everything they can to keep the economy in the tank in order to reacquire the White House. At least I hope that they do.9 months ago
Rational Human, please, provide some detail. Enlighten us with your forensic insights. And for the record, I was born a mere two weeks after President Obama, and my birth certificate looks surprisingly similar.
For those of you who think the type should be all neat and nice, welcome to 1961. This form was most likely typed on a manual typewriter. Electric typewriters in 1961 were very expensive. Many hospitals and other non-profit agencies could not afford them. The type on manual typewriters was often uneven. It all depended on how hard you hit the keys and where it struck on the ribbon. Documents back in the sixties and seventies were often sloppy due to the difficulty in recreating them from scratch. Obama's birth certificate could have been in and out of the typewriter 10 times before the final product was issued.
And as for Romney releasing "every conceivable document" related to his life, he has still not released his tax returns. Why? Because he does not want anyone to see how little in taxes he paid on the pain and suffering he caused so many Americans. He is a hypocrite to talk about how China is stealing American jobs after he bought American companies, laid of the American workers, and sold those companies to China, all while making a $42 million profit for himself. He wants to talk about China stealing American jobs? He's an accomplice to those thefts! How can you vote for a man who profited off of other people's misery?11 months ago
Leon, you do realize that Obama released his long form birth certificate last year, right? And you do realize that Romney refuses to do the same even though there are many who believe he was actually born in Mexico, right?
Birther is not the new "N" word. It is the new "M" word: Moron.11 months ago