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  • Why do Politicians spend $9 billion a year to Jail the Mentally Ill?
    • I agree with jewelia. But the interesting thing is that, in response to very real problems of public;y-financed mental hospitals, those hospitals were closed down and their patients were put on the street. The intention was that outpatient programs would be instituted to help these people. But these programs never came into being. So a large number of not fully functioning people ended up homeless on the street. Some had to commit crimes (mainly theft) to survive, so they did. Now they sometimes assault police officers in cold weather so they could have a place to live in jail.

      US civilization at its best. 8-(

  • The Map: A Palestinian Nation Thwarted & Speaking Truth to Power
    • The Israeli claim is invalid and has no legal basis. Israel is the occupier of the territory and has a list of obligations to the non combattants that include no collective punishments, enabling them to live in peace, etc. And the Israelis have NEVER complied with their obligations as the occupying force.

    • Jean-David Beyer 07/13/2014 at 2:42 pm

      To where are the 100,000 to evacuate? They are not allowed to go to Egypt. They are not allowed to go to the Sinai desert, they are not allowed to go to Israel. They are not allowed to take aircraft from there. They are not allowed to go by boat.

      The Israelis are disgusting terrorists, ruled by sociopaths. Either the Palestinians will be exterminated, or Israel will suffer from collapse from corruption (political, economic, and moral) from within. But that will not help the Palestinians. They will be exterminated, and Israel will hasten the process, if it feels threatened, by exercising the nuclear Samson Option.

    • The average U.S. citizen can demand that the President, and the entire congress, be impeached for committing and supporting war crimes ever since 1947. Non stop. If this is a democracy, this should put future candidates on notice that they, too, will be impeached if they continue to support the terrorist Israelis. This would have a chance only if the United States were a constitutional democracy. Unfortunately, it is not.

  • Climate Change is hitting us Now & will only Worsen: When will We Start Acting Like Adults?
    • Jean-David Beyer 03/29/2014 at 6:21 pm

      We will never start behaving as adults. We will destroy the planet and get angry with "them" when it is far too late. Pogo said, "We have met the enemy than they is Us" about 60 years ago, and no one has learned it yet. It is pretty pathetic watching the human race shit in its wells, and kill itself off for the profit of 87 filthy rich people.

  • Creationists to Neil deGrasse Tyson: Evolution isn’t scientific, but the Book of Genesis is
    • Jean-David Beyer 03/29/2014 at 6:25 pm

      "Comfort said last week on his online “Comfort Zone” program that Tyson wasn’t qualified to make that determination because he’s not a theologian." Well,by that standard, Comfort is not qualified to make that determination either, because he is not a theologian either.

  • MSNBC's Phil Griffith the Worst Person in the World, as Olbermann Joins Donahue, Banfield
    • I wonder how those individuals in the decline of the Roman Empire felt as they saw what was going to happen, and then what was happening in the early stages, and found that nothing could be done about it. Probably like those of us feel now. While the exact details cannot be predicted, the overall results are fairly clear.

      It seems to me that the United States and other militarized countries will behave like cornered rats, attacking and trying to kill those around them, and wiping out all of what we laughingly call civilization. But actually quite uncivilized. Civilization is a very fragile thing, and we should take better care.

  • O'Donnell wonders why Monkeys aren't still evolving into Humans
  • "This Scares Everybody" says BP:
    Top Kill Fails, Imperils Gulf;
    "There are no Solar Spills"
    • In addition to the direct subsidies to the oil companies and automobile manufacturers you listed (highways, cleanups, etc.) you should add the indirect subsidy of most of the cost of maintaining our armed forces that seem to be primarily used to control countries where oil is located. That is a very large subsidy indeed. Another subsidy is provided by those people whose livelihood is destroyed by this negligence. Do we also count all the people, our soldiers and the civilians in other countries, killed or maimed by our imperial efforts?

  • Tehran Police Chief Cracks down on Women with Sun Tans
    • "It is not true, of course, but then the atmosphere among Iran’s high officials is frankly paranoid."

      There is little doubt about that, but in a country where you are threatened with serious destruction by the governments of both the United States and Israel, they could, at least, be understood as being a bit phobic. Picking on women is not a good way to deal with this, but living under constant threat from countries that have destroyed others in the past, and usurped their legally-elected government in the past, I can understand having distorted response.

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