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    Thread: Democracy Alliance unveiled
Post: RE: Democracy Alliance unveiled

Wonky2 Wrote: (05-06-2014, 03:03 PM) -- SFLiberal Wrote: (05-06-2014, 12:22 PM) -- ...snip... A list of new members of the Democracy Alliance offers a revealing look into the secret group of liberal...
Prospero National and World News 3 1,289 05-08-2014, 09:06 PM
    Thread: Time To Revisit The Death Penalty
Post: RE: Time To Revisit The Death Penalty

chuck white Wrote: (05-07-2014, 08:06 PM) -- csrowan Wrote: (05-07-2014, 09:47 AM) -- Guillotines probably have a better success rate. I've heard oxygen deprivation suggested—give someone enough nit...
Prospero National and World News 62 18,912 05-08-2014, 05:59 PM
    Thread: Time To Revisit The Death Penalty
Post: RE: Time To Revisit The Death Penalty

KateBush Wrote: (05-04-2014, 08:41 PM) -- I said mantle, not alter. :-) -- Do you mean mantel, and altar? Anyway, I don't know how you could have a picture of "Cletus," since I have it on good aut...
Prospero National and World News 62 18,912 05-05-2014, 03:24 PM
    Thread: Time To Revisit The Death Penalty
Post: RE: Time To Revisit The Death Penalty

tvguy Wrote: (05-04-2014, 04:49 PM) -- BTW I gave reasons why the death penalty can have benefits to society. Who else did? No one, that's who -- Quote: -- Ask the district attorneys all over t...
Prospero National and World News 62 18,912 05-04-2014, 05:18 PM
    Thread: Happy May Day Comrades
Post: RE: Happy May Day Comrades

Quote: -- Putin has described the breakup of the Soviet Union as a tragedy -- In another context, President Lincoln probably would have described the breakup of the American union as a tragedy, if ...
Prospero National and World News 6 1,785 05-01-2014, 03:33 PM
    Thread: Happy Earth Day
Post: RE: Happy Earth Day

cletus1 Wrote: (04-22-2014, 08:48 AM) -- And bring back cash for clunkers. I have an old truck that I want to get $4,000 for. :D -- I'm an old clunker myself, but so far have had no reasonable cash...
Prospero National and World News 11 2,826 04-22-2014, 12:04 PM
    Thread: $5000 toilet ?
Post: RE: $5000 toilet ?

chuck white Wrote: (04-14-2014, 09:34 PM) -- Ya that's right, $5000 for a toilet. No it's not a military number. http://www.amazon.com/MS990CGR-12-Neorest-Elongated-Toilet-Washlet/dp/B0016NEAO...
Prospero Off-Topic 4 2,239 04-20-2014, 08:46 AM
    Thread: Marijuana Decriminalization and Mexican Drug Farmers
Post: RE: Marijuana Decriminalization and Mexican Drug F...

cletus1 Wrote: (04-15-2014, 08:59 AM) -- Exactly. Even with pharmaceutical opiates that accurately measure dosage, there is risk of overdose and of course dependence. The issue for Mexican drug f...
Prospero National and World News 18 3,475 04-16-2014, 12:49 PM
    Thread: Marijuana Decriminalization and Mexican Drug Farmers
Post: RE: Marijuana Decriminalization and Mexican Drug F...

Quote: -- No drug has been found that can match the painkilling effect of opioids without also duplicating much of their addictive potential. -- (wiki, "Opium")[quote] There you are: nothing witho...
Prospero National and World News 18 3,475 04-14-2014, 12:06 PM
    Thread: Marijuana Decriminalization and Mexican Drug Farmers
Post: RE: Marijuana Decriminalization and Mexican Drug F...

Solution: decriminalize heroin. In fact, decriminalize everything, so the farmers can go back to growing veggies.
Prospero National and World News 18 3,475 04-08-2014, 02:02 PM
    Thread: A my little pony backpack triggers bullying like a short skirt triggers rape?
Post: RE: A my little pony backpack triggers bullying li...

I wonder if this kid is new at that school. I changed schools a lot, and found out that new kids tend to get ragged on a lot at first, and the ones that start this are the bullies. After a while, th...
Prospero National and World News 42 12,558 03-20-2014, 03:41 PM
    Thread: The Mess in The Ukraine.
Post: RE: The Mess in The Ukraine.

tvguy Wrote: (03-10-2014, 12:37 PM) -- Prospero Wrote: (03-10-2014, 12:26 PM) -- Wonky Wrote: (03-09-2014, 10:55 AM) -- Yeah, but this is not "The Guns of August" and 1914 may not be a really good ...
Prospero National and World News 99 40,044 03-11-2014, 03:54 PM
    Thread: The Mess in The Ukraine.
Post: RE: The Mess in The Ukraine.

Wonky Wrote: (03-09-2014, 10:55 AM) -- Yeah, but this is not "The Guns of August" and 1914 may not be a really good example of what is going on now. I'm encouraged that our president and most of th...
Prospero National and World News 99 40,044 03-10-2014, 12:26 PM
    Thread: International TV
Post: RE: International TV

The US version of Al Jazeera seems remarkably objective, and probably has more resources for international coverage than NPR.
Prospero National and World News 7 1,637 03-09-2014, 10:25 AM
    Thread: The Mess in The Ukraine.
Post: RE: The Mess in The Ukraine.

If you want a sane view of things, the New Yorker is usually reliable (although that might not suit the needs of this forum). Another excerpt from Adam Gopnik's article: Quote: -- As I’ve writt...
Prospero National and World News 99 40,044 03-09-2014, 10:19 AM
    Thread: The Mess in The Ukraine.
Post: RE: The Mess in The Ukraine.

One key element in this situation: Ukraine had a huge nuclear arsenal, which it sent to Russia in 1996 to be dismantled: Quote: -- When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, the newly independent Uk...
Prospero National and World News 99 40,044 03-02-2014, 01:19 PM
    Thread: Politics and Stuff
Post: RE: Politics and Stuff

Quote: -- Of course, it leads to a fairly obvious question: if Republicans are more unpopular; voters disagree with them on nearly everything; the GOP has no accomplishments or agenda to speak of; an...
Prospero National and World News 29 7,564 03-02-2014, 01:03 PM
    Thread: The post birth abortion debate has started
Post: RE: The post birth abortion debate has started

chuck white Wrote: (02-24-2014, 01:47 PM) -- I think we should have post birth aborted GW Bush -- Retroactive abortion, an idea whose time has come.
Prospero National and World News 38 20,302 02-24-2014, 01:56 PM
    Thread: Obama wants FCC monitors in newsrooms
Post: RE: Obama wants FCC monitors in newsrooms

csrowan Wrote: (01-31-2014, 11:33 AM) -- What you left out... Quote: -- The pollster said Fox won because Republicans are devoted to it. “It leads the way because of its continuing near total sup...
Prospero National and World News 46 10,085 02-24-2014, 01:54 PM
    Thread: It's a Good Day.
Post: RE: It's a Good Day.

tornado Wrote: (02-24-2014, 10:24 AM) -- More good news for a good day: http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2014/02/23/alec-baldwin-goodbye-public-life/5767201/ Listen up, tabloid reporters...
Prospero National and World News 13 4,105 02-24-2014, 01:27 PM
    Thread: Politics and Stuff
Post: RE: Politics and Stuff

Wonky Wrote: (02-18-2014, 09:51 PM) -- But I wonder if this is what Cletus was thinking about when he started this Topic. Our political class is is a funk unlike anything since, maybe the late 1800'...
Prospero National and World News 29 7,564 02-19-2014, 01:58 PM
    Thread: Politics and Stuff
Post: RE: Politics and Stuff

The appropriate approach to race would be a scattershot technique, designed to totally confuse the issue until the experts in the Human Genome Project untangle the 6 billion DNA base pairs and tell us...
Prospero National and World News 29 7,564 02-18-2014, 07:44 PM
    Thread: Indecent Window Display
Post: RE: Indecent Window Display

Oh, those Mormons! From the picture, it looks like what she objected to was the graphic on the front, rather than the actual cut of the shirt. On the PacSun website, I'd say the "Roxy T-Back Croch...
Prospero National and World News 10 2,590 02-18-2014, 06:17 PM
    Thread: Politics and Stuff
Post: RE: Politics and Stuff

orygunluvr Wrote: (02-18-2014, 11:19 AM) -- Tiamat Wrote: (02-18-2014, 08:31 AM) -- cletus1 Wrote: (02-18-2014, 07:09 AM) -- Hey, what happened to the RVF? Aren't we talking politics anymore? For e...
Prospero National and World News 29 7,564 02-18-2014, 12:12 PM
    Thread: Good Morning Cletus
Post: RE: Good Morning Cletus

Scrapper Wrote: (02-15-2014, 09:49 AM) -- I plan on getting antibiotics while there. Hubby has a chronic issue with sinus infections; he has for 30+ years! He knows when he has one. He knows all h...
Prospero Off-Topic 9 2,881 02-18-2014, 11:00 AM
    Thread: Auto Workers Winning and Losing
Post: RE: Auto Workers Winning and Losing

Wonky Wrote: (02-17-2014, 12:48 PM) -- The thorn in the process I see as most glaring is how the Capitalist could be enticed to invest (heavily) in plant and equipment to start the foundation for an ...
Prospero National and World News 7 1,633 02-17-2014, 03:10 PM
    Thread: Auto Workers Winning and Losing
Post: RE: Auto Workers Winning and Losing

Wonky Wrote: (02-16-2014, 03:57 PM) -- I read more and more "blurbs" here an there saying exactly that: That the real solution is going to be some kind of employee ownership. That means of course tha...
Prospero National and World News 7 1,633 02-17-2014, 11:45 AM
    Thread: Auto Workers Winning and Losing
Post: RE: Auto Workers Winning and Losing

It seems pretty complicated. If the money folks (aka the GOP) want to destroy the unions and put the Labor/Capital balance back to 1910 levels, they may win fights like this but lose the war to keep ...
Prospero National and World News 7 1,633 02-16-2014, 12:20 PM
    Thread: Grape Seed Shows Promise in Fight Against Bowel Cancer
Post: RE: Grape Seed Shows Promise in Fight Against Bowe...

chuck white Wrote: (02-14-2014, 09:51 PM) -- Quote: -- "Our research also showed that in laboratory studies grape seed taken orally significantly reduced inflammation and tissue damage caused by chem...
Prospero National and World News 9 2,586 02-15-2014, 04:16 PM
    Thread: Where's The race Baiters?????
Post: RE: Where's The race Baiters?????

tvguy Wrote: (02-11-2014, 11:55 AM) -- Wow. I guess Wonky told you huh OL. I don't see the problem with OL's post. I think the Zimmerman case was an excellent example how people so quickly get all...
Prospero National and World News 32 6,731 02-11-2014, 04:30 PM