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NanuqoftheNorth

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#3265359 HillaryClinton@yahoo.com

Posted by NanuqoftheNorth on Today, 09:20 AM

Politicians/government officials attempting to circumvent rules in an attempt to prevent the public from viewing their official correspondence should be an outrage to all Americans. 
 
Politicians from both parties have been caught attempting this type of subterfuge.
 
Alaska Governor Palin attempted to use a yahoo account to avoid public access to her government correspondence. 
Hypocrisy not the issue in Palin comments on Clinton email scandal http://www.adn.com/a...n-email-scandal

Romney purchased all the computer hard drives used during his time as the Governor of Massachusetts.
Romney staff spent nearly $100,000 to hide records http://www.reuters.c...E7B500X20111206
 
A less transparent government provides an environment in which corruption can flourish.
 
Corruption in government is a serious danger to our American democratic principles.
 
More transparency, not less, is the best antiseptic for corruption.
 
Hillary is more of the same Bush/Clinton neocon government. Government where the rich get richer and corporate wars are never ending.


#3265338 "Starving the beast" is a political strategy employed by American con...

Posted by NanuqoftheNorth on Today, 08:55 AM

The Fed is printing money like never before, no worries.  deficits mean nothing, jobs are not needed, who cares about taxes (although we are bringing into Fed coffers more than ever), nothing matters.  Just buy whatever election you want by promising whatever you want.  Pubs had better get with the program.
 
I think they should promise everyone a new car.  If you make under $200,000 per year, you get a new car and of course the insurance needed to operate it.  Everyone uses cars, therefore it is a given that the government should supply them.  We can just keep printing money to pay for them.
 
Pubs would soon be joined by Dems in promising even better vehicles (except SUV's) which are evil.
 
Economics should be banned at all universities as it has been proven to be useless and propaganda only


Our election process has been corrupted by unlimited political "contributions" and dark money.

Politicians pay little more than lip service to the average voter's concerns and are beholden to a small group of wealthy corporate/individual contributors.
 

Overall, American families are paying an annual $6,000 subsidy to corporations that have doubled their profits and cut their taxes in half in ten years while cutting 2.9 million jobs in the U.S. and adding almost as many jobs overseas.
http://www.commondre...es-big-business

 

I am all for a more efficient government.

 

Continuing to vote for the political cronies of corporate America and foreign governments will never result in a less costly government. It has resulted in tax dollars being siphoned off for corporate welfare, the enrichment of a few at the expense of the many.

Until our corrupt election system is reformed the USSC Citizens United decision equating unlimited political donations with free speech will ensure our nation's politicians and judges will be nothing more than high priced whores doing tricks for the highest bidder.
 




#3258218 Vice: Killing Cancer now on YouTube. must watch

Posted by NanuqoftheNorth on 28 February 2015 - 08:25 PM

Can someone post the YouTube link. I'm posting from my phone and I need my laptop to do it





#3257986 Right wing nut jobs come up with alternative to the terrible mean ol ACA

Posted by NanuqoftheNorth on 28 February 2015 - 03:40 PM

Of course fiscal conservatives in this country could choose to establish a health care system similar to those utilized by the rest of the civilized world. Health care systems that cost significantly less and provide better health outcomes for their citizens, but why bother when you can just waste billions on the current system that favors corporate profits instead?


#3254922 FCC's "Net Neutrality" introduced to highly regulate the internet

Posted by NanuqoftheNorth on 26 February 2015 - 03:58 AM

Cable Companies are virtual monopolies in this country.

That serious lack of competition results in high costs and low performance for consumers when compared to the rest of the civilized world. Either competition needs to be increased or cable companies need to be regulated like utilities.

Fortunately four million consumers protested the cable companies vision of "net neutrality", nothing but a blatant money grab, resulting in the FCC Commissioner (a former lobbyist for the cable industry) reversing his original position of supporting the cable companies over the US consumer.




#3240458 Huddle Mod Semi-Finalists Announced

Posted by NanuqoftheNorth on 13 February 2015 - 02:16 AM

Although I just saw Lola's post. Pretty damned inspiring. Maybe a Lola/Montsta combo.


That does sound delicious!

I'd like to order a Lola/Montsta combo with some curly fries and a big Cherry Coke to go.


#3239559 Little League Champions stripped of title

Posted by NanuqoftheNorth on 12 February 2015 - 11:45 AM

Gerrymandering: Illegal in a children's game, but not politics.

Interesting.


#3239141 Anthony Mason fighting for his life

Posted by NanuqoftheNorth on 11 February 2015 - 11:46 PM

If his play on the court is any indication, Mason will not go down without a fight.

Hoping for the best Anthony!


#3238116 so uh...3 muslim students at unc chapel hill were supposedly "murdered ex...

Posted by NanuqoftheNorth on 11 February 2015 - 08:03 AM

Unbelievably sad. We have lost some truly gifted and selfless individuals to senseless hate these last few days.

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https://news.yahoo.c...-112228584.html

Barakat and Mohammad have been described as "well-liked" and active members of the community, involved in several volunteer charity events. They also appear to be Panther fans (See photo in link provided above)



Here is a facebook page dedicated to the victims...
https://www.facebook...winners?fref=nf


#3237856 Jordanian pilot burned alive by Isil

Posted by NanuqoftheNorth on 10 February 2015 - 09:22 PM

Kayla Mueller is confirmed to be deceased. No word on if it was the air strike or not.
 
http://www.nbcnews.c...ly-says-n303591
 
American ISIS hostage Kayla Mueller has been confirmed dead, the 26-year-old's family said in a statement on Tuesday.
"We are heartbroken to share that we've received confirmation that Kayla Jean Mueller, has lost her life," Mueller's parents said in a statement released four days after the militant group claimed the Arizona native had been killed by a coalition airstrike near Raqqa, Syria.


It was obvious from the final letter to her family she was a brave a selfless individual.

While I never met Kayla, I somehow miss her. The world is definitely a colder, crueler place with her death.

The world needs to find a way to break the cycle of hate and superstition driving this type of violence.


#3237776 The Nominee of the Dem Party

Posted by NanuqoftheNorth on 10 February 2015 - 08:27 PM

Well her incompetence is showing, do not fall for her 'tough' person act. I know you should see through it. She stated an oxymoron in her statement.......the Fed is already political wth, now open the books you trolls. Also, the Fed is not audited 100% which means transparency is not fully met. We the people demand enlightenment.

 
Of course it is politicized.  It is a big mess and needs closer public scrutiny.
 
It is hardly unusual, even in this age of "No Compromise", for changes to be made to improve a bill's wording.  It could happen in this instance too.
 
In an time when the overwhelming majority of politicians in Washington are openly on Wall Street's payroll, Elizabeth Warren has demonstrated a willingness to call out the Bankers for their misdeeds on a regular basis.

Bottom Line: If the goal is to get Fed reform passed in congress, I would not be so quick to dismiss Warren simply because she has issues with how the current bill is written. Most of her peers will be representing the interests of their corporate masters on Wall Street, fighting this type of legislation tooth and nail.

I for one hope Warren and Paul can come to an agreement.




#3237641 Death is the great equalizer...oh wait.

Posted by NanuqoftheNorth on 10 February 2015 - 06:40 PM

The local council, which runs the award-winning cemetery, will meet tomorrow to discuss the segregation issue but denies that exhumation has been discussed as an option.

But it said it was 'sympathetic to the feelings of both families concerned' and is 'committed to reaching an amicable and acceptable solution.' Read more: http://www.dailymail...l#ixzz3RO4fC4EO
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Not surprised about this.

Gypsies are seen as the scourge of society in Europe. They fared no better than the Jews during WWII. I would not be surprised if just about any religious group complained under similar circumstances. However it seems pretty clear that this cemetery doesn't restrict based on beliefs so if the Muslim family has an issue they should relocate their deceased relative. I am willing to bet neither of the deceased have an issue with it.


#3237567 Meet the plaintiffs in the latest Koch brothers attempt to take down the ACA

Posted by NanuqoftheNorth on 10 February 2015 - 05:39 PM

ACA was the only deal corporate America would approve after over 100 years of both republicans and democrats trying to pass healthcare reform.  
 
Prior to ACA implementation, it was projected less than half of all Americans would be able to afford health insurance by 2020. 
 
Healthcare costs are still outrageous, but there is little doubt they would have been much worse without the ACA's cost control measures.
 
Unfortunately, it is nothing more than a field dressing on a festering wound. 
 
Until we get single payer, like the rest of the civilized world, Americans will continue to pay the highest rates of any nation for healthcare.


#3236028 Why are so many Muslims violent in the modern era?

Posted by NanuqoftheNorth on 09 February 2015 - 03:16 PM

Much like the expectations that not all that are Islamic are terrorists can be applied to Christians no?
What is being accomplished with the ongoing comparisons?
And if a secular govt is the key are you saying W was onto something? Lol


Absolutely, there is still hope... even for fundamentalist Christians.

Humans can be pretty depraved in their treatment of one another regardless of religious preference (or absence thereof). "Real Americans" need to get off their high horses and take a good look in the mirror for once. We are not that far removed from grandpa and his runnin' buddies who terrorized the town on warm summer evenings dressed in bed sheets.

From what I recall, fundamentalist Christians didn't start another civil war in this country during the last decade despite having one of their own on the throne. So even with GWB in office the separation of church and state seemed to worked domestically. We can all be thankful to Yahweh for that... or not. Syria, Libya, and Iraq's secular governments were far from perfect, but in comparison to what we have today they were much more stable, as was the region as a whole.

America has wasted trillions of taxpayer dollars and over a decade fighting terrorists in the ME. What do we have to show for our efforts? Even less stability and more terrorists. Money well spent by any measure no doubt.

Religious beliefs are being used by organizations in the ME to justify what would otherwise be unjustifiable and control people that would otherwise be uncontrollable. Methods that should be all too familiar to anyone who has a basic knowledge of American history or current events.


#3235145 UNC Academic Scandal

Posted by NanuqoftheNorth on 09 February 2015 - 01:01 AM

... we can completely revamp the NCAA for football and basketball.  They should not be the big money machines that they are.  Model the sports after baseball where their is a legitimate minor league system for those that are the most talented and/or those for whom college is simply not for them.  On the college side of things this route should be reserved for those that actually want to be student athletes.  I read an article a few months ago about the MIT football team.  They are only allowed to practice from 5pm-7pm, the rest of the time is for them to be students.  This should be mandated across the board.  If you want to be a student first, go to college, if you want to be an athlete first, go to the minors.


^^^This is the obvious answer.^^^

The biggest corruptor of these kids are wealthy alumni who want their favorite team to win at any cost. Academics are a distraction to their ultimate goal... bragging rights. Alumni put pressure on the school coaches, administrators and influential politicians to make sure their school is focused on winning a sports championship.