I cannot stand these Bernie or Bust people. They are so self-righteous and ideological. They remind me of Ted Cruz. To them, everyone in government is a sellout. No matter what the Democrats do, it isn't good enough for these left-wing purists. I really hope Hillary doesn't make the mistake of making any more concessions to them. They will spit on any olive branch she holds out. They don't have any leadership anymore so they cannot come together and make a set of demands. If she gives up fracking, that may convince 2% of them, the rest will want a guarantee of her opposition of the TPP. If she does both, that will convince 4% of them, the rest will hold out for universal healthcare for polar bears. Meanwhile she will lose all the people in the middle. People who think Trump is crazy but don't support big government handout will get scared away. If their holier-than-thou attitude doesn't turn you off, the stupidity of their demands should. The TPP is a smart free trade deal. Free trade isn't a conspiracy by big business, it's smart economics. I admit that economists have found that our economy is adjusting slower than predicted to previous free trade deals but that is an argument for helping workers adapt, not to isolate ourselves. Fracking reduces carbon emissions by putting coal plants out of business. We should use it as a transitional fuel. Why should Hillary Clinton adopt bad policy positions just to satisfy a leaderless and undependable group of relatively extreme leftists?
The number of civilian firearms at 242 million in 1996, 259 million in 2000, and 310 million as of 2009.As of 2013 there is 357 million firearms in the U.S. The Democrats push the narrative of more gun control measures which is a feel good thing for their voter base.More gun control measures will never work for the amount of guns already purchased and owned in this country.How will more gun control measures work for the already purchased and owned guns in this country and do Democrats even have an answer for that.
Which is better, more or less gun control? More or less regulation? Bigger or smaller government? Big or small business?This is how political issues are framed today. Nevermind the type of gun control or regulation, it's simply about more or less of it. Nevermind the role of government, what matters is how big it is. Now a company becomes an evil corporation after it gets to a certain size, nevermind what the company actually does. This is the root of our political problems. Voters can not think in nuances. People vote with their hearts, and nobody want's to change that.End Rant.
The proportion of U.S. households that own homes has matched its lowest level in 51 years. The Census Bureau says just 62.9 percent of households owned a home in the April-June quarter this year. That equaled the homeownership rate in 1965, when the census began tracking the data.Mom and Dad are popular options for the first time in 130 years, living with their parents is the most popular living arrangement for people aged 18 to 34. Homes being owned at a 51 year low. 18-34 year old's at a 130 year high.Obama has shown failure as the numbers show.How true is that faux unemployment number of 4.8 percent.
How many times have we listened to Dems scream how the GOP never compromises on guns!
Democrats say that Reublicans never compromise on so called sensible gun control measures? We saw in New York State's so called "Safe Act", what Democrats think is sensible gun control measures. They tried to make every hunting rifle in your home ILLEGAL if it held more than seven rounds of ammunition. These are not assault rifles or AK7's, etc.These are the extremist liars whose idea of sensible gun control measures makes criminals of Americans who do not turn in their guns! This is why they want gun registration records of law abiding citizens in their control so they can at a later date come to your homes and say how they know what guns you bought.If that is not bad enough, these same hypocrite Democrats who say Republicans will not compromise on common sense issues, are the very ones REFUSING to allow a compromise abortion bill whereby there would be a 20 week limit on abortion(except for extreme case abortions)!These extremists say abortion should be legal for any viable unborn baby up to birth for any reason!!! They are so tied to the big money abortion trade, that they refuse to have the least bit of compassion, and compromise for our most innocent viable lives who do feel pain when dismembered. 87% of Americans say there should be limits on abortion, but the extremist Democrat party SAYS NO WAY!NO COMPROMISE EVEN WHEN IT HAS TO DO WITH TAKING INNOCENT VIABLE LIVES! SICK!-FromWithin
I know Trump is a bad choice, however, I'd like to see what he'd do to the USA
It would be interesting to see. I know he'd probably get rid of affirmative action and screw over a lot of people. He'd also get rid of socialized health care, and probably drive up the prices of everything.But, I feel as if an era of hardship is necessary for historians to show how bad things can get, when people don't pay attention.No one seems to care anymore.I know that Hillary would be safer, she is over qualified for the position, however, Trump has the ability to create so much.He'd be like a dictator from old times. It would be like reliving history.
How many times have we listened to Dems scream how the GOP never compromises on guns!
Democrats say that Reublicans never compromise on so called sensible gun control measures? We saw in New York State's so called "Safe Act", what Democrats think is sensible gun control measures. They tried to make every hunting rifle in your home ILLEGAL if it held more than seven rounds of ammunition. These are not assault rifles or AK7's, etc.These are the extremist liars whose idea of sensible gun control measures makes criminals of Americans who do not turn in their guns! This is why they want gun registration records of law abiding citizens in their control so they can at a later date come to your homes and say how they know what guns you bought.If that is not bad enough, these same hypocrite Democrats who say Republicans will not compromise on common sense issues, are the very ones REFUSING to allow a compromise abortion bill whereby there would be a 20 week limit on abortion(except for extreme case abortions)!These extremists say abortion should be legal for any viable unborn baby up to birth for any reason!!! They are so tied to the big money abortion trade, that they refuse to have the least bit of compassion, and compromise for our most innocent viable lives who do feel pain when dismembered. 87% of Americans say there should be limits on abortion, but the extremist Democrat party SAYS NO WAY!NO COMPROMISE EVEN WHEN IT HAS TO DO WITH TAKING INNOCENT VIABLE LIVES! SICK!
If you allow Hillary to deliberately use her own server to hide her corruption, & STILL...
you vote for her? You are truly a sad excuse for an American. True Americans believe in our Constitution and the rule of law!If you still vote for a proven corrupt politician who deserves to be arrested or be stripped of her national security clearance, you are everything that is wrong with our once great nation. To vote for a criminal just because she's a woman? GET REAL!If you don't want to vote for trump then DON'T VOTE!When they gave Hillary a free ride with our natonal security, they have sent the message to all future politicians that you can sell America to the highest bidder and STILL GET REWARDED!I am so ashamed of what has become of the democrat party. Their entire priorities are pandering to feminist groups, to the LGBT groups, to minorities, while the middle class and other tax payers are forced to subsidise the Democrat voting blocks whether it be funding to the pro abortion Planned parenthood, or Obamacare, or forced marriage laws on every state, or forced boys in girls bathrooms in every public school, etc.They have become extremists!It's truly sickening to buy votes with our tax dollars. It is criminal yet democrats get away with it.-FromWithin
No mention of our 19 TRILLION national debt & ISIS in Democrat convention! DENIAL?
We are spending over 2 BILLION dollars interest payments EVERY SINGLE DAY on our national debt, and these laughable status quo Democrats could not care less. This debt is bankrupting America. Those interest payments almost equal our total military budget! And this is when our interest rates have been near zero for most of Obama's term. They keep it near zero because our economy has been on the verge of going back into recession Obama's entire term!Almost every day we see ISIS terror attacks against Priests, Gays, Christians, moderate Muslims, women and children, you name it, and what do Democrats talk about? STATUS QUO!Everything is just great in America and the world don't you know? Vote for Hillary and she will continue Obama's legacy of mandates, forced insanely high priced Obamacare, forced political correctness on all Americans, higher taxes for all her free stuff because Democrats refuse to cut spending other than our military that we desparately need against ISIS.Hillary is an extremist Liberal. She even supports no restriction abortions(that 87% of Americans are against). So if you want to be an accomplice to dismembering healthy viable late term babies up to birth (who do feel pain when killed), then vote for Hilary.She is tied to the big money abortion lobby, big money from planned parenthood, big money from banks, etc. etc.So tell me, is it not corrupt for our politicians to accept money from planned parenthood, and then force tax payers to keep funding planned parenthood? Talk about conflict of interests!She is as corrupt as they come with corruption in foreign affairs where it is "pay for play" to her Clinton foundation. She is everything Ameircans hate about our government yet Democrats chose her for President.If you refuse to vote for Trump, then DON'T VOTE! Send a message to her corruption! Don't use Trump as your excuse to vote for Hillary. DON'T VOTE and send a message you will take a stand against corruption. If not, you have just sent the message to every future corrupt politician that they can get away with anything.These arrogant eletist politicians think they are above the law and believe you are dependent low end morons. They believe they can buy you off. Are they correct?-Fromwithin
The toilet paper analogy has got to be one of the best ones out there haha. It says that when you get closer to the end, it seems to get faster and faster. Technically it's true because the toilet paper undergoes more revolutions since there's less toilet paper to actually roll through per revolution (smaller diameter). In the same way, there is a belief out there called "The Quickening" which says that as we are advancing in all areas, faster and faster, it's quickening everything to an exponential rate. The question is, are we quickening to the end of days? Or do you believe that humanity will somehow find its equilibrium and avert catastrophe, thereby extending our existence indefinitely much longer?I don't remember where, but someone showed how life changed more in the last 100 years than it did in the previous 1000. And then how life will change even more in the next 50 years than it did in the last 100. And we'll keep exponentially growing/moving faster that changes in the next 25 years will be even greater than the previous 50 or 100. In other words, it's quickening....quickening to what? Eternal stability equilibrium and utopia? Or quickening to the fall and demise of our existence?
Here's a link showing Hillary's extremism compared with most American's stance on Abortionhttp://www.lifenews.com/2015/09/01/10-times-hillary-clinton-revealed-how-extreme-she-is-on-abortion/There are only apporximately 13% of Americans who support no restriction abortions . This is how extreme Hillary is. She is competely tied to the big money of the abortion trade.So to all the liars on this site who say they do not support no restriction abortions... IF YOU VOTE FOR HER YOU ARE SUPPORTING IT!ORIGINALLY POSTED BY---FROMWITHIN
Between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, which individual policy (from each) do you think is their best? I don't mean this in a sarcastic sense, either. For example: I strongly agree with Trump's desire to compel fellow NATO members to meet their defense spending agreements which their membership was predicated upon, as a means of helping share the burden.
Donald J. Trump has put the Lame Stream Media into full blown spin out mode
Trump has succeeded in dominating the news cycle today by really upsetting the Hillary supporting media. It really is a beautiful thing to watch as they just lose their mind. The narrative the media is pushing is Trump called for Russia to hack Hillary Clinton which is not what was said and is not true.What was said is this "Russia, if you're listening, I hope you're able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing."The Clinton emails are now gone so said by the FBI and the media must not be unable to understand that.The spun out media does not have the ability to understand the sarcasm when they no sense of humor.Is there a reason those on the Left are wound so tight that they just can't read between the lines.
Evolution of Intelligence, Technology, and the Human Condition
Have we evolved intellectually? Yes. I think that is fairly obvious and doesn't need a lot of evidence or support. Compared to what we knew in 5th century to 15th century to present day, it's very clear that we have evolved or advanced in our knowledge and intelligence.Have we evolved technologically? Yes. Again, this is very obvious without requiring much argument for. We've moved from agrarian societies into industrialized societies, and now we even beyond. We are capable of doing things today that people could only dream of 200 years ago.Have we evolved in our Human Condition? This is the question that begs to be answered. This is the cog in the system that I always get stuck on. My belief is that while we have somewhat shown an improvement in humanitarianism and rational/reasonable behaviors, I don't believe that there is actually any evolution or advancements in this area.To further explain, here is an example. Certain diseases that existed 500 years ago, no longer exist today (or are basically curable/treatable) due to our advancements in medicine. But is there no cure yet for lying, cheating, jealousy, adultery, stealing, murdering, greed, etc.? No, there is no cure for these conditions. Despite all our advancements and evolution in all fields such as technology and our general intelligence, there is no advancements in our morality or human condition. We struggled with loneliness 2,000 years ago, and we still struggle with it today. We struggled with lust 2,000 years ago, and we still struggle with it today. Generation after generation, even with proper education and teachings passed along the generations, there is no evolution or leap forward to where we once used to have urges to cheat, and now we are cured or evolved and no longer have the urges to cheat. It still exists in it's very raw and primordial form today as it did 2,000 or 5,000 years ago.So what am I getting at here? What I'm trying to say is, people are looking and focusing on the wrong things. They think that humanity is improving based on our intellectual and technological evolution/advancements. They think that we are better human beings now because we know how to fly in the air in mechanical machines, send thoughts through the air, and heat food up instantly with a push of a button. But are we really any better human beings today than those of yesteryear? In general, yes, but not because we've evolved in our condition, but mainly because we are more literate, educated, and have the ability to reason and rationalize to a more open and diverse level than in the past when often information and power was reserved for the very few.
Democrats & the biased media constantly twist & exaggerate Trumps words to demonize him.
It's truly sickening how much the Left attacks Trump with lies and exaggerations by twisting his every word to try and say GOTCHA!The few times I could stomach listening to their lies and rhetoric at the Convention, I heard this same narrative over and over....They said Trump wants to ban all Muslims from America. LIARS!They said Trump wants to ban all Mexicans from America. LIARS!They said Trump calls all mexicans criminals and drug pushers. LIARS!They said Trump is in bed with Russia. LIARS!The said Trump hates women. LIARS!They said Trump cares nothing for his employees. LIARSThey said Trump wants Russia to hack our emails. LIARS!The said Trump wants to throw out NATO nations. LIARS!I could go on and on. Democrats and the Liberal media CONSTANTLY take words from Trump out of context to try and paint him as a dangerous man. The entegrity of the Left is non existent. The ends justifies the means in everything they say or do.-FromWithin